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Pomfret: SAFE Act talk off target

January 13, 2014

New Pomfret Town Board member Christopher Schaeffer took aim at a controversial state law last week. But he, like many other local representatives, are wasting their time....

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Jan-17-14 12:43 PM

Still feel "safe"?

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Jan-17-14 9:54 AM

Its pressure not friction , heat warmer air , warmer water that melt ice. Funny it didn't melt very fast when the earth was in its Snowball Earth period did it. But level of Co2 did incease to start the melting process.

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Jan-17-14 9:48 AM

but of course they have it wrong because Ignorant Stiener says so,lol.

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Jan-17-14 9:47 AM

One of the top stories on yahoo main page today Friday.........."Massive Antarctic Glacier Uncontrollably Retreating, Study Suggests"

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Jan-16-14 9:18 PM


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Jan-16-14 3:17 PM

From the live science website. ...................The glacier is not only massive, but also one of the least stable of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet ice flows. In the past 40 years, its melting rate has accelerated due to relatively warm ocean currents that have seeped underneath its base and lubricated its flow seaward. As it slips into the ocean, the glacier's ice shelf — the part that floats on water and extends beyond the glacier's base — disintegrates through a natural process called calving, exposing yet more of the glacier to warm waters. Last year, an iceberg larger than the city of Chicago broke off into the surrounding Amundsen Sea.

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Jan-16-14 12:48 PM

Stiener you can put your haed in the sand all you want. The Glaciers are melting an it is not because of presure...... According to results given out by the World Glacier Monitoring Service, the UN Environment Program declared that glaciers around the world are melting rapidly. In fact, data analyzed between 2004-05 and 2005-06 revealed that the average rate of melting and thinning of ice had more than doubled! So melting means less pressure, not accellarted melting.

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Jan-15-14 10:17 PM

judeye, you are like cade, just aching to show how ignorant you are. Obama has subverted our constitution with all his non legislated changes to the ACA . And judeye has the nerve to say she knows law ! judeye, you know nothing, like sgt schultz !judeye, what the repubs said, delay the mandate and other things and were promptly labeled as obstructionists and racist for this, obama and sebellius, look another woman, have done ! the libs are slowly picking away at the heart of ACA and judeye, claiming omniscience does not even see it. way to go judeye ! any more of your legal genius judey ? global warming ? let us know judeye !

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Jan-15-14 10:11 PM

judeye, you are sayi ng you know constitutional law ? The granny who does not understand a stitch of science and said the ACA was a great thing now says she is a law expert ?Judeye, are you on weed ? Judeye, how did we get so many guns in this country if the 2nd amendment is not what we think it is ? do you know how judeye ? It was the democrats great act of tolerance , the civil war and the 1st military industrial complex that made millions of guns to defeat those dumbacrats, like you judeye. After the war, the NRA was formed and america became a great gun country. thank the libs judeye ! You made america gun happy.the gals had to wait a hundred years to get abortion legal to pass the death toll from guns in all our history in a few yers. those gals again,

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Jan-15-14 2:06 PM

And then there are those who attempt to compare apples to oranges,sad,so sad!

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Jan-15-14 9:12 AM

Cuomo pushed the SAFE Act through in the middle of the night, but he only did it because he cares.

"...thank goodness we have real men like (?) who will stand up, even though he knew he would be vilified and ridiculed!"

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Jan-15-14 8:42 AM

Well President Obama must not have read it or understood it or he wouldn't keep changing a law without due legislative process would he?

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Jan-15-14 7:58 AM

joew..too bad too many of those who claim they are 'defending' our Constitution have never bothered to read it, or take any steps to truly understand it. Much of the content has been interpreted by the courts, which means you must understand judicial rulings to understand how our Constitution is used.

How many of those who claim they understand our Constitution and are defending it have ever taken a class in constitutional law? How many have read any court cases to see how it has been interpreted by the courts?

How many listen rather to folks who barely made it out of high school yet go on our airwaves waving the Constitution, claiming they are 'experts'?

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Jan-14-14 8:37 PM

Here's what the D's do "Obama will give his State of the Union Address on Jan. 28, focusing on the “Year of Action.”

This morning, White House senior advisor Dan Pfeiffer stated, “President Obama has a resolution for 2014: that this will be a year of action. … He will be looking for areas of bipartisan cooperation, but he won’t be waiting on Congress to act. Instead, the President will use his executive authority, both his pen and his phone, to work with anyone to get things done.” You know the thinking. Don't need no stinkin' Congress to pass laws as long as you have Obama.

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Jan-14-14 5:08 PM

So, Christopher, are you telling me that when the R's held power and your beloved D's blocked something, they were being obstructionists? They weren't simply representing the constituents that support that position? Somehow, I doubt that you would see them as being obstructionist for standing up against something that you don't believe in. Why is it different when they're blocking something that we are against. Sounds a bit hypocritical to me.

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Jan-14-14 4:58 PM

That's right American-Making good people helpless will not make bad people harmless!

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Jan-14-14 12:27 PM

Liberals = bad multi issue people and everyone of those issues wants to tear down the fabric of this nation. They would give up Constitutional rights and freedoms for a false sense of safety and security.

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Jan-14-14 11:41 AM

You can tell which way a news organization leans by the way it characterized the 12/31 ruling in federal court - - “Federal judge upholds majority of SAFE Act” vs. “Federal judge rejects part of SAFE Act.”

I keep tellin’ ya – come join me in VA. Instead of a (NYS) law that allows carry permits to be denied due to lack of “good cause,” a VA resident doesn’t need a permit of any kind to open-carry a handgun. Our carry permit is for concealed-carry, and it MUST be issued in 45 days unless the state police can show cause on as to why it shouldn’t be granted - - so VA is 100% the reverse of NYS.

Don't think of it as gun control – think of it as “victim disarmament.” - Jeff Snyder

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Jan-14-14 9:03 AM

does any one know why the commentary articles are not changing ? I do not see the Sunday articles posted on line.

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Jan-14-14 8:56 AM

hey christopher, the unions in detroit had their heads in city hall and look what happened. detroit sunk, bankrupt. you sort of missed that paul. Aint unions great paul ?tell us bad the right wing is paul. Did the right wing riot in the 60s and 70s, in detroit or elsewhere ? did they burn down watts ? Lets hear it paul. got anymore names paul ? paul are you this stupid on purpose or is it a natural liberal thing ? Like judeye, cronig and the rest here. nonsense galore from them always. .

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Jan-14-14 8:51 AM

cade your ignorance is showing again. Pressure wil melt ice, thats why ice is slippery. any weight on it, you or your car puts a thin layer of water between you and the ice. the UN said global temps flat for 14 years. glaciers retreating ? That dont prove the earth is warming. cade, you are grasping at straws. abortions and gun control ? Once more the gals with their sacred uteruses need protection. 50 million abortions is more than all the war dead we have had in the country since the get go. Any scientist would look at these facts and say whats up with gun control ? the gals kill more , for choice ! apparently birth control eludes them. Or , they just want to be like the guys, who built nearly everything in the world.

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Jan-14-14 8:45 AM

christopher, you missed again, like you always do your beloved teachers union obstructing choice. you call everyone else names , but not the libs. Whattsa matter christopher, cherry picking again ? why do you want ignorant kids ? The poor schools have sunk the black race and you are saying the right wing is obstructionist. paul, how is it you miss this over and over ? Sunglasses in the way ? paul, you gotta do better, you are like cade and cronig. erupt into a name calling frenzy and think, i showed them. You did, how ignorant you are.hey paul, how did we get so many guns in this country if the 2nd amendment did not mean what it says ?paul, the obvious eludes you. like it does judeye, cronig, cade, etc.

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Jan-14-14 8:03 AM

Especially since that "one" issue has wide ranging implications regarding the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights. One more attack on freedom by the progressive socialists to "fundamentally change" this country. The left calls it obstructionism but in reality it is the defense of the country's foundation and our uniqueness.

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Jan-14-14 6:09 AM

Independents=Conservatives/Tea Party=obstructionist,0ne issue voters with their heads in the sand.

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Jan-14-14 1:11 AM

SAFE ACT as is no good things. Cuomo as is no good things. Congress as is only a few good things like Tom Reed and the rest that voted against gun control in any form. Liberals = bad. Independents = good.

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