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Ballot Count Begins; Altschuler Travels To Washington

“While I respect Randy Altschuler’s right to wait to concede until all the absentee ballots are counted, I will use every means at my disposal to vigorously protect the victory that I and my supporters worked so hard to secure last night.”

Funny, Timmy wasn't looking for a recount to make sure "every vote counted" when he declared victory." Nov 12, 10 2:21 PM

A business can't stay in business if it's costs are higher than it's competitors.

Altschuler didn't invent outsourcing, or craft the laws encouraging it.

What should he have done? Refused to outsource on principal, and put the company on track for failure, with everyone losing their jobs?

" Nov 12, 10 3:10 PM

So you think that by eliminating a few high paying management jobs 10,000 working class jobs would be saved in the face of much cheaper Indian labor available to the competition?

I suspect you have no business experience whatsoever.

" Nov 12, 10 3:24 PM

Awww, you called me a name. Why would resort to that?

Comprehension doesn't seem to be your strong point.

" Nov 12, 10 8:25 PM

Being attacked by an America hating leftist traitor like you is a badge of honor.

Are you in a bad mood because you forgot to spit on a few veterans yesterday?" Nov 12, 10 8:29 PM

New Sag Harbor Teachers Contract Pays More But Bumps Up Health Care Contribution

Lack of respect? The teachers in this region have the highest median salaries in the United States. We pay the highest amount per student, per year, for K-12, in the world, at around $23,000.

The union DEMANDS raises significantly higher than the inflation rate in the worst economy since the depression.

This money comes from real families, many of whom are struggling to survive. wither through property taxes or higher rent as a result of property taxes.

Why do you hate working people and their families so much?
" Dec 7, 10 3:20 PM

What's inaccurate about his statement?" Dec 7, 10 3:21 PM

Tax Cuts Pass Both Houses Of Congress

Do you have any intellectual integrity, or do you just enjoy making a fool of yourself on a public forum?

What percentage of the deficit is caused by the lower marginal rates on incomes over $250,000?

Despite your strident assertion, I'll bet you don't even

Stick to juvenile name calling and word play, and leave the critical thinking to others." Dec 29, 10 11:05 AM

That sentence should have read "I'll bet you don't even know."" Dec 29, 10 11:06 AM

Bee Hives Targeted On East Hampton Farm

This was an awful act, at a time when bees, so critical to agriculture, are being lost in massive numbers to colony collapse.

I suspect the beekeeper knows who did this to her hives. Lets hope they make an example out of the perp." Dec 29, 10 6:40 PM

Board Will Not Review Ethics Complaint Targeting Kratoville

Oh look, the liberals who love to name call their opponents (and often their family members as well), are getting in a twist over someone else's supposed "uncivilzed" behavior.

Is their no end to your hypocrisy progreessnow?

Does your comment indicate an end to condescension on your part, or is it acceptable if you're doing it?" Jan 6, 11 7:07 PM

their=there before the leftist grammer nazi's try to divert from the point that they have launched many, many nasty personal attacks on these boards." Jan 6, 11 7:08 PM

Storm Punctuated By Snow, Freezing Rain And Sleet Dumps More Than A Foot Of Snow On Long Island

razza5351 is right stop the hate!

(unless it's hate, bigotry, and predjudice against someone from the south, Republicans, white people, "the rich", and especially anyone who politically who disagrees with her).

Every one of your posts drips of intolerance and seething hatred. You name call, demonize, and paint groups with a broad brush.

Do you give yourself a pass because your hate is rightous?" Jan 27, 11 10:59 AM

View The Kabot DWI Police Tape

Of course the law should not be overlooked because of who the law breaker is.

(Razza exception: Illegal Immigrants are victims of "Evil America", and therefore the law should not be applied to them." Feb 2, 11 3:24 PM

ZBA To Decide on Tuckahoe 7-Eleven Next Month

Which regulation(s) were eliminated that would have prevented the recession?" Feb 3, 11 8:21 PM

Jury Verdict In Kabot Case: Not Guilty Of DWI

We also have immigration laws to prevent criminals from crossing the border, but you're not really in favor of enforcing those, are you?" Feb 5, 11 7:21 PM

Southampton GOP Screens Candidates For 2011 Campaign

they're=their" Feb 6, 11 12:37 PM

Jury Verdict In Kabot Case: Not Guilty Of DWI

That's right, leftists prefer to attack individuals, rather than ideas or organizations, since they can make individuals feel pain more easily." Feb 6, 11 1:42 PM

Attorney Asks For $70 Million Judgment Against Southampton Town

She didn't violate the law.

Had she been Middle Eastern you'd be defending her on those very grounds, hypocrites." Feb 8, 11 3:23 PM

Driving around with ammunition in your trunk is not a crime or grounds for arrest. PERIOD.

Now an attorney representing the town didn't meet a deadline due to "personal issues'? Try that with the town if your property tax payment is late.

The authorities had every right to investigate, but no proboble cause warranting an arrest. Her rights were violated.

Plaintiffs in cases like these usually ask for a ridiculous amount of money.

The town will lose, and rightly so. She'll end up getting $50-$100k." Feb 8, 11 3:32 PM

The town should forget to renew Mr. Sordi's contract. Judges don't take kindly to attorney malpractice, and Mainstreet is right, it will cost the town much more than it would have otherwise." Feb 8, 11 3:38 PM

Thanks for that. One would think representing local governmental entities would be such a specialized area of law that it would make much more sense to be a civil service position rather than a political appointment." Feb 8, 11 3:58 PM

*"No chance" you say? What sort of lala land do you reside in?*

One where someone who's political views he disagrees with does not have the same civil rights as someone from a designated "victim class"." Feb 8, 11 4:36 PM

If a default isn't granted, are ANY sanctions likely to be imposed against the defendants?" Feb 8, 11 4:41 PM

...another non response.

You wouldn't have so casually dismissed the cvil rights of this citizen if this woman's ethinicity was different.

You're a bigot. No wonder you spend so much accusing others of racism without an iota of fact." Feb 8, 11 4:51 PM

Wow, so "she shouldn't have been there"!!??

peoplefirst measures justice and civil rights on a sliding scale, apparently.



" Feb 8, 11 4:54 PM

Rich, you are wrong.

The police should be vigilant, and investigating this was appropriate. However, there was no cause to arrest her.

Unfortunatelly, to peoplefirst and progressnow, "shredding the constitution" in the name of security is suddenly ok becuase of who was involved." Feb 8, 11 4:59 PM

"Genovese's arrest was a direct result of Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld's Patriot Act which the right was so very proud of supporting."

So without the Patriot Act, this "lunatic" wouldn't have been arrested.

So to sum up, position is
...the arrest was warranted and absolutely necessary
...the evil Patriot Act should be eliminated
...without the evil Patriot Act this this arrest wouldn't have happened

Why did Obama write a letter urging congress to renew all the expiring provisions of the Patriot Act is it's so terrible? Is he part of the Bush/Cheney cabal?

" Feb 9, 11 3:47 PM

County's Battle Over Homeless Sex Offender Housing Isn't Over Yet

After incarceration, if a sex offender (or any violent offender for that matter) is psychologically evaluated and determined to be a continuing significant threat to the populace,they should be committed to a secure psychiatric institution for treatment.

Otherwise, once they have paid the price for the crime, that should be the end of it.

Emotionally driven decisions led us to this unworkable system, and while it may make some people feel good, I doubt it's made us safer." Feb 9, 11 4:13 PM

Rumors Of 7-Eleven In Amagansett Surface

You anticipate being called a liar becuase you are.

Most of the men standing in front of 7-11's looking for work are not here legally.

There are very few work visa's issued in comparison to the number of criminal border runners, and most of those are reserved for employer sponsered high-skill workers. Mexico was allocated less than 700 unskilled employment visa's last year, and Guatemala, where most of the east end illegals come from, was issued less than 100.

Don't compound the fact that you are a fool who thinks illegal immigration is a wonderful thing for America by insulting the intelligence of everyone around you." Feb 9, 11 5:02 PM

Attorney Asks For $70 Million Judgment Against Southampton Town

The hypocrisy is entirely yours, and you're too thick to see it.
" Feb 9, 11 5:07 PM

"This is the new "American Dream." Do something unintelligent and make a ton of money of it...$70 million...at least she'll be able to afford to live out in the East End."

Best post in this thread!" Feb 9, 11 5:15 PM

"This is the new "American Dream." Do something unintelligent and make a ton of money of it...$70 million...at least she'll be able to afford to live out in the East End."

Best post in this thread!" Feb 9, 11 5:15 PM

Town Releases Details Of Sordi Separation Agreement

Agreed:


Barack Obama was faced with a difficult vote in the Illinois legislature — to support a bill that would let some juveniles be tried as adults, a position that risked drawing fire from African-Americans, or to oppose it, possibly undermining his image as a tough-on-crime moderate.

In the end, Mr. Obama chose neither to vote for nor against the bill. He voted “present,” effectively sidestepping the issue, an option he invoked nearly 130 times as a state senator.

-New York Times" Feb 15, 11 9:15 AM

You are a hypocrite." Feb 15, 11 11:47 AM

Guldi Found Guilty Of Two Felony Charges

Excerpt from the 27east Style Guide:

If a current or former political figure is convicted of a criminal offense, the following protocol is to be observed.

a) If a Republican, be sure that party affiliation is in the headline, i.e. "Former Republican mayor John Smith convicted...". Replace all pronouns referring to the subject with party affiliation, i.e., instead of "He said in a statement..." use "The former Republican mayor said...". Where the use of "Republican" is impractical, be sure to append an "(R)" after the subjects name.

b) If a Democrat, party affiliation need not be referenced." Feb 16, 11 7:20 PM

Eyeing Broader Demographic, Southampton Village Funeral Home Adds Funeral Directors

Cremation is hardly "green".

Cremation is a tremendous waste of energy and is a source of air pollution (including heavy metal toxins).

Traditional embalming and burial slowly leaches numerous nasty chemicals into the groundwater. Nothing prevents decomposition, and there is nothing "dignified" about being embalmed. It's done for convienience and to extend the time the deceased can be viewed.

A truly green funeral would involve no more than topical disinfection, and burial in a readily decomposable container, like pine or wicker." Feb 17, 11 11:19 AM

Twenty-Eight Positions Could Be Cut At Eastport South Manor School District

Razza, you propogate so many lies it would be a full time job to address them all.

Teachers are covered by the NY Empire Plan, unless they opt out.

This plan is run by the state, with minimal administrative costs. Rates are based on health care expenditures and a tiny fraction goes into administrative costs.

What "worthless" insurance company raised these rates? What benefits were reduced?

Razza? Hello? Are you going to answer, or is your ego in danger of imploding when confronted with facts?" Feb 17, 11 4:01 PM

What does any of this have to do with the state plan raising their rates?

"Although Empire's administrative costs may be low, most private insurers spend anywhere from 12 to 30% on administrative costs - which drives up all health care costs, forcing Empire to raise their Premiums to meet those increased health care costs."

How could a private insurer's admistrative costs raise any rates but their own?

You are incapable of thinking rationally.

" Feb 17, 11 5:38 PM

"When you can't answer facts, hurl insults instead."
" Keep on baggin'."

You really like to project your own vile behavior onto others, don't you?" Feb 17, 11 5:40 PM

"Increased administrative costs of private insurers drive up the cost of health care"

Only for the people in that plan!

If Aetna operates inefficiently and 30% of their premiums go towards THEIR administrative costs, how does that make costs go up with any other insurer? It doesn't raise the cost of the providers, drugs, or facilities. It only raises the premiums of that insurer.

THINK " Feb 17, 11 6:30 PM

OK Phil. I read your post and the attached link. What are you ojecting to?

The accusation by razza was that insurance company profiteering is the cause for rising insurance rates.

All you've done is to reference a long list of reasons other than profiteering that can cause rates to rise.

It happens to be accurate. Thank you for proving my point.

(By the way, pooling has nothing to do with this. Insurance rates vary widely between companies. Companies with higher administrative costs are less competitive becuase they have to charge more or offer less for the same premium. Pooling does not mean rates are the same across insurers, as you seem to think.)" Feb 17, 11 7:03 PM

You have no comprehension of business or finance (unsuprisingly for a proponent of wealth "redistribution").

All other factors being equal:

Inefficient insurance collects a $1000 premium, and has $700 to spend on treatment.

Efficient insurance collects a $1000 premium and has $900 to spend on treatment.

So, for the same premium Efficient insurance can offer more coverage for the same premium. Alternatively, they can charge a lower premium and still offer everything Inefficient insurer can.

The fact that Inefficient insurer spends less on treatment DOES NOT MAKE costs go up for any other insurer.

Why are you so devoid of logic?" Feb 17, 11 7:13 PM

Phil, New York uses a pure community rating which allows insurers to vary rates based on benefit design and family composition only.

All that means is that an insurance company in NY has to charge the same rate for the same plan for the same type of family.

IE. Couple without children:

Insurer A can charge $1000 for all couples without children, but that rate must be offered to all couples without children.

Insurer B can charge $5000 for a plan with the same benfits, as long as that rate is offered to all couples without children.

Of course, Insurer B won't be in business for long, but the state doesn't dictate what an insurer can charge.

This system spreads risk, but not industry wide. Risk is shared only within a pool, within a particular plan, within a single company.

A sudden influx of claims within a pool at Aetna does not mean rates will rise at Blue Cross for the same pool.

But anyway, what does this have to do with Razza's claim of profiteering causing insurance rate rises? Thus far, you've shown rates rise for other, valid reasons." Feb 17, 11 8:00 PM

Eyeing Broader Demographic, Southampton Village Funeral Home Adds Funeral Directors

Nope. Straight into the ground and plant a tree over me.

I'm not suggesting that embalming or cremation be banned, but morbid curiosity lead me to really look into this, and no, embalming is not for me.

The American Way of Death is an excellent book on the subject." Feb 17, 11 9:10 PM

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