Anti-Semitism rears head in debate

first_imgRecently, an audio was released of a black politician in Washington, D.C., discussing the weather with a friend. He stated that “the Jews control the weather.” I hope that was in jest, bad humor – like what you see on Saturday Night Live. No one really believes it — right? Rothschild gold at it again. It fits with what Rev. Louis Farrakhan says about Jews.I will try to make sense of it. God, the father of Jesus (via immaculate conception), used a Jewish girl, Mary, as a vessel of life to bring forth a savior. Being Jesus was half Jewish and his father is God, that’s the connection to the Jews controlling the weather. God controls everything.It’s not the Jews; it’s not global warming. It’s God. Blame it on “him.” Oh yes, Christ isn’t Jesus’ last name; that’s what he became on the cross – the Christ. The sky darkened, the earth moved, the wind blew. This was God doing the weather, again.The black politician in D.C. was sort of right, The reverend is all wrong. Being stupid is excusable. Being evil is unforgivable. God is not a Jew.Edmond DayRotterdamMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesCar hits garage in Rotterdam Sunday morning; Garage, car burnEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Appreciate police for dangers they face

first_imgI have experienced the dangers first-hand. I went on a ride-along a few times where we were sent to a call and a few officers had to fight with a someone who was hitting them and being completely uncooperative.There was a point during the call where an officer almost had to pull his gun to make sure all the officers were safe. Another experience I had was when an officer I was with was inside a trailer with someone and the trailer collapsed with him inside. I have never felt more scared in my life than I was for him. I didn’t know what was going on.Police are not safe. These officers put their lives on the line everyday.Not only do police officers have to make sure that they keep themselves safe, but so do the dispatchers. They have to make sure all of their officers are all accounted for. I just hope that people in the world appreciate what police do every day to keep their community safe.Giuliana SpadaroRotterdamMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationCar hits garage in Rotterdam Sunday morning; Garage, car burnRotterdam convenience store operator feels results of having Stewart’s as new neighborFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen? As a Mohonasen High School student, it’s a concern to me that police officers have to worry about their safety on a daily basis a lot more than usual. I’ve read about officers getting shot and killed for no reason at all. It frustrates me that when police are needed, for whatever the situation may be, they respond and get shot at for trying to do their jobs.  Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Planning

first_imgOne might think that all is quiet in the south-west in the middle of winter, with few tourists around and few planning questions to be answered.This is far from the truth. Many planning issues have been raised recently in Somerset, Devon and Cornwall. For example, Restormel Council is facing a fight over planning permission, which was issued for a retail park and then converted into permission for a factory outlet centre. There has been a long-running battle with the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions. It appears that the DETR may have won the day and there will possibly be an inquiry.In Somerset, a proposal for an animal carcass incinerator has been thrown out by a planning inspector. The incinerator was considered an intrusion on the Countryside, despite the fact that there was an existing permission for a pet food factory on the site. The county is also on the shortlist to win a prize. The Piggeries housing scheme in Frome has been nominated for the Royal Town Planning Institute’s annual award for schemes of great merit.Village housing development proposals are always a controversial issue in the south-west. Recently, an inspector allowed a new housing development in Restormel. Since it was within the village envelope, provided affordable housing and was well designed, it was approved –even though the decision resulted in the housing allocation being exceeded.In Devon, an appeal by Lidl for a new discount food store in Tavistock was recently dismissed. The proposed scheme was for the redevelopment of a motor showroom and service garage to provide a 929 sq m (10,000 sq ft) store. The key issue was the adverse impact on Tavistock Town Centre, particularly the Co-op store, which had already been affected by a new Safeway store.As convenience shopping plays an important role in the town centre, it was considered that if the Co-op closed, it would have a strong impact. It was accepted that there were no other sites in or on the edge of the town centre. The inspector decided that the lack of accessibility, particularly for the rural catchment area – together with the potentially adverse effect on the town centre – was sufficient to dismiss the appeal.Tourism is important to the economy of the south-west and this industry has a number of recurring planning issues. For example, the use of farm buildings and cottages for holiday lets. Occasionally, a planning authority is reluctant to allow a change of use from agriculture to residential, and sometimes the loss of permanent residential to holiday lets and hotels is resisted.Access to many parts of the south-west is one of the main deterrents to new development. As a result, some of the food superstore chains have been reluctant to move further west until their distribution network is viable.last_img read more

Tax to wipe £25bn off values

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Bare necessities

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Retail Does the Oracle have the answer?

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Soros opts for property to hedge hi-tech losses

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Don’t mention the war

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DTZ stubs out Imperial fight

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Great Portland’s NAV takes 18% dive

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