Tonawanda News

September 5, 2013

Sound Off published Sept. 5

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The Tonawanda News

Tonawanda News — So all of the Republicans who hate Obamacare: I certainly hope you don’t intend on being hypocritical regarding its benefits. All you seniors who hate the president, please don’t take advantage of the prescription drug savings. To all the parents of college age children, please don’t take advantage of the fact that your child will be covered until they are 26. To the people who have pre-existing conditions and hate Obamacare, please don’t come running for coverage because you lose your insurance and now insurance companies cannot deny you coverage due to that pre-existing condition. I would hate to see these “principled” people become hypocritical. Oh, and if you lose everything due to lack of insurance, please don’t seek the government’s help for you and your family. Remember your motto, “government is evil.”

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This is for Eric DuVall. He’s talking about racial profiling and making such a big stink, that if you look a certain way thy’re going to frisk you. When is this country going to wake up? Go to a private school and find the most preppy kid with the suit and tie. He’s usually the biggest dope dealer in the school. But if you wear a hoodie you’re a bad guy. It’s a phobia and it’s all done by these people in government.

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The ink on my paper is coming off on my hands all the time. Are you going to publish this? Please do.

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I am not a North Tonawanda resident but I made a comment about the light removed from Payne and Tremont. I called the mayor because it’s only a three-way stop sign. I live in the City of Tonawanda but I sell real estate and I do a lot of business in the area. I spoke to the mayor’s assistant and he said that’s what they decided but it was reviewed and now it’s a four-way stop. The mayor’s assistant did a great job. Smart thinking.

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Bob Confer is talking about solar and wind power. For one thing, solar power is great if you can afford to have it installed because it takes a long time to recoup your investment. It would be one thing if the power company would install it and take the money out of your bill for installing it. And for the low cost power for fracking, what they don’t mention is the Benzene that gets put in the air from the drills, besides the chemicals that leak out from the wells. Why do you have to drill when you know it’s there? Get it when you need it.

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Dear Mayor Ortt, the Thunder on the Niagara was awesome, however we need to clean the weeds and clean up the part better. There were so many weeds near the water it was hard to see the boats. Can you mow it better and clean it up better? Also, the benches are all broken. Please add more benches and fix and paint the ones that are there. Do that and it will be a great event for North Tonawanda.