Category: Beyond 12010

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Schenectady Wins Local Casino License

From the NY Times: ■ The $300 million Rivers Casino on a 60-acre waterfront site in Schenectady, near Albany. The project, a joint venture of Rush Street Gaming and Galesi Group, would include a casino, a 150-room hotel, restaurants and a banquet hall. Rivers Casino would...

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From Rocket Science to Political Science

It’s pretty amazing to look at the images and read about the Rosetta/Philae landing on a comet. Here are some numbers of the feat: Touchdown for the lander played out 510m kilometres from Earth, between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, on a comet hurtling...

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Detective Flippin'

In reading the story on the armed robbery in Fultonville, I was intrigued by this description of the robber:The witness described the suspect’s voice as “geeky”  In the spirit of public citizen watch, let me offer some clues to locating the robber given my ,um...

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Hucksters

Preface: I drafted this last year and left it unfinished so the timelines are off.With the recent one year anniversary of Newtown approaching, I thought it perfectly fitting that I post the piece as-is — raw and unfinished : A cunning huckster knows instinctively how...

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Racists Square Off in Trademark Battle

Burnt Hills, NY (October 13, 2013) — Following the chant of a racial slur at a local football game, the controversy over the rightful and fair use of the phrase “Amsterico” heightened into what appears destined for trademark litigation amongst competing racists. Long time Amsterdam...

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Hallowed and Hollowed American Exceptionalism

A resounding refrain of the right and the Tea Party centers on the notion of American Exceptionalism — a shorthand for the moral authority for the US to pursue its interests as it chooses . The most important keystone to this refrain is the claim...

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The Right Thing

I was dismayed to read the leftist, liberal editorial in the Leader Herald concerning the flooding in Fort Plain: While $16 million in aid may not seem like much for a state with a $135 billion annual budget, every little bit of federal aid helps...