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Letters to the Editor for Sunday, July 26

first_imgYou won’t get truth from Donald TrumpIn response to James Maxfield’s July 21 letter (“Can we truly believe Trump’s niece now?”) I’m guessing she waited until now to publish because the Trump supporters seem to have conveniently short memories.Perhaps she hoped a late publication might convince some fence sitters to wake up before the election. Mr. Maxfield questioning her honesty is laughable. He apparently has accepted almost four years of the Raccoon’s endless B.S. but suspects her of deceit.I have two suggestions for Mr. Maxfield, though I doubt either would have any effect on his brainwashing. First go back and watch the end of the Helsinki “summit.”Remember the one where no one but the Raccoon and Vlad were allowed to attend. Watch the body language when they come on stage.Vlad is fairly dancing and the Raccoon slouches out like the whipped dog he is. Barely minutes later, he takes Vlad’s side over his own intelligence people. In my view our president is a Russian asset.My second suggestion is to get your head out of the foxhole and find out what is really going on.You won’t get any truth out of the moron in the White House or his media lackeys.George ElstonFort Hunter Nice to see such kind treatment of seniorOn July 21 I went to the Walmart on Route 9 in Clifton Park. I was in line waiting my turn to cash out.The cashier’s name was Wendy. I waited while Wendy took the time and patience to help this elderly couple with their transaction.The wife had handed Wendy the cash to pay for her items. but did not realize that she had given her extra money. The 50-dollar bills were crisp and new and stuck together. Not only did Wendy explain how to crinkle them up so that they would not stick together, (a trick my dad had taught me), she also told the woman that she had given her $100 extra. The whole conversation was so kind and respectful that I almost cried.Our seniors need to be treated this way because they are such an important part of our lives and our history. Wendy also spoke in a soft tone so that these lovely people would not be embarrassed. I did contact Walmart so that Wendy could be recognized. It was so nice to see this interaction with two of our seniors and a hardworking and caring Walmart associate.Mary HartshorneBallston Lake Expect Stefanik to cut seniors’ safety netsWe all know Rep. Elise Stefanik’s position on health care, which is to do nothing except repeal and cut.We can look forward to her next endeavor: cutting back Medicare and Social Security.Look at the excess spending Congress has been doing on the COVID-19 emergency — spending to bail out large corporations. The bill will soon be here.That, coupled with the 2017 corporation tax cut bill, means spending will have to be cut. My guess is Medicare and Social Security.Since our political climber Stefanik will most likely be spending her last term as our congresswoman, I am sure she will have no trouble selling out her older contingency in NY21.When I asked Rep. Stefanik’s office about plans to expand Medicare to include dental, the answer was: If you can show us how to do that without increasing taxes, we would be glad to.Interpretation: We have no plans to expand Medicare. So, I urge you to either put pressure on Rep. Stefanik or not to send her back to Washington.Jim NovotnyGloversville Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionTrump incompetence shows he must goThe article, “Republicans Start to Contradict Trump,” in the July 20 Gazette explained the growing push back from Republican officials to President Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, and his ongoing conflict with health experts like Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx.While reading the story, I remembered a conversation on the Don Imus radio show.Imus asked his brother if he thought new president-elect Barack Obama would be a good president.His brother replied, ‘I don’t know if he (Obama) will be a good president, but he will be if he knows who to call. President Reagan didn’t know how to do everything, but he knew who to call to find out.’It is regrettable to say, President Trump does not know whom to call.Moreover, he discredits the people who have the expertise to help him manage a deadly pandemic.Mr. Trump’s incompetence as a manager is obvious. And further, as the article stated, his prediction that the virus would just go away is false. The United States has suffered at least 143,000 deaths and that number continues to rise. That is the combined populations of Albany and Schenectady – dead and gone.This president has to go.Rich Moran Jr.Scotia America, Americans still show greatnessNobody, not even any Republicans, ever said that this country was perfect. Got that? Nobody. It just happens to be the very best country in the world today, all around.Some countries may have us beat on individual freedom of choice, but not on prosperity or variety of surroundings (mountain, forest, desert, etc.), or ways to make a living.All things considered; the United States is unarguably the best. If you disagree, feel free to find a place you like better and move there. Ain’t nothin’ stopping you.Many people are fond of saying, “There’s some good to be found in everyone,” but we all have some evil lurking in our past as well. The point is to focus on what is good, and to learn from your mistakes.Don’t ignore them. Use them to grow in maturity. That’s what any good therapist would tell their client. That applies to nations as well as to people. Destroying statues and history books and deceiving our children is a monumental mistake that will destroy us.What separates us isn’t race or color; it’s attitude, talent and motivation. It’s what you think of yourself and make of yourself that matters. There are a lot of Black people that have more wealth and privilege than a lot of white people.Most people in government do an extremely poor job of serving that principle. Good people don’t run for office for the money, but for the principles that made this country great.James HomanGlenvilleMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Take a role in police reformsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Schenectady Clergy Against Hate brings people togetherEDITORIAL: No more extensions on vehicle inspectionslast_img read more

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Too much monkey business

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Countries must ease lockdowns slowly, be ready for virus to jump…

first_imgLibya closes schools over virus fears Cassava virus breaks out in Zambia FILE PHOTO: People queue to shop ahead of a nationwide 21-day lockdown called by the government to limit the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Harare, Zimbabwe, March 28, 2020. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo/File PhotoCountries must lift lockdowns gradually, while still being “on the look-out” for COVID-19 and ready to restore restrictions if the virus jumps back, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.Vulnerable people in institutions, including those in long-term care facilities, prisons and migrant dormitories, must be protected, its top emergencies expert Dr. Mike Ryan said.Even if the virus is coming under control, communities must know to still follow physical distancing and hygiene measures, and testing of suspect cases must continue, he said.“It’s really important that as countries ease those measures that they are constantly on the look out for a jump in infections and in particular are dealing with transmission in special settings,” Ryan told a news conference.The virus has spread in facilities for the elderly in Europe and North America, while in Singapore it has infected migrant workers in dormitories, he said, adding: “Because a spark in a situation like that turns into a fire very very quickly.”The WHO recognises the difficulty for governments to maintain lockdowns during the pandemic, “for social, psychological and economic reasons”, Ryan said.“So we are very anxious that we can move to a situation where the disease can kept under control with less severe measures,” he said.“But at the same time we want to avoid a situation where we release measures too easily and then we bounce back into intense transmission and we have to do it all over again,” he said.Even as some Western countries begin easing lockdowns, there are worrying trends of spread in countries from Haiti to Somalia and Yemen, Ryan said. He also cited Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, Yemen, Afghanistan, Sierre Leone, Central African Republic, and a “serious cluster” in Kano, northern Nigeria.Regarding the new coronavirus that first emerged late last year in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, he reiterated that scientists examining its genetic sequences have assured the WHO that “this virus is natural in origin”.WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus gave a robust defence of his and the WHO’s “timely” actions in declaring the new coronavirus an international emergency at the end of January.The Jan. 30 declaration was made in “enough time for the rest of the world to respond” because at that stage outside China there were only 82 cases of infection and no deaths, he said.Tedros said the WHO, which is seeking to lead the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, had used the days before declaring the global emergency as time to visit China to learn more about the new virus.During that visit, they also won a “ground-breaking agreement” with China to send in investigators, Tedros said.Tedros, asked about relations with the United States – its biggest donor which has suspended funding after criticising WHO’s handling of the pandemic, said: “We are actually in constant contact and we work together.” He gave no details.Relatedcenter_img DRC confirms first corona-virus caselast_img read more

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‘I don’t care – nick Harry Kane from Tottenham!’ Jimi Charles Moody has his say

first_img6) When you were a kid, which football and music posters did you have on your wall? Ian Wright EVERYWHERE. Then Overmars and Bergkamp. Then the inevitable Henry posters coated my walls. As a kid I remember having a Linkin Park poster next to a Papa Roach one. Musician Jimi Charles Moody takes our football and music Q&A 1 7) Elvis was the king of rock ‘n’ roll, Michael Jackson the king of pop… Who’s the king of football? THIERRY.8) If you were in charge of your club’s dressing room stereo, what tunes would you put on before a big game and why?Anything by [saxophonist] Cannonball Adderley or [jazz musician] Chet Baker. I get too aggressive when I play, I’d need their smooth vibes to chill me out.9) Which signing got you most excited and which player’s departure broke your heart?Ozil of course. I would normally say Henry’s departure, but I think I’m going to go with Fabregas.10) Which footballer would you refuse complimentary tickets to one of your gigs?Dani Alves.11) What’s the best/worst football song ever recorded?Worst unfortunately is a song by an Arsenal band called Awayboyz and it’s called Live + Breathe. The best is in the process of being written…Jimi Charles Moody is the mysterious voice, face and famous artist behind “House of Moody”, a driving, blues infected absolute beast of a track which looks set to introduce the enigmatic singer as a genuine contender.Listen to the single on the talkSPORT Spotify playlist… Each week, a leading musician takes our Starting XI Q&A. This week, it’s Arsenal fan Jimi Charles Moody…1) Who would be the most rock ‘n’ roll signing your club could make?Harry Kane. Don’t give a f***. Nick the best player from our rivals.2) If your club was a song or a lyric, what would it be?Taken from Adele’s ‘Rolling In the Deep’. WE COULD HAVE HAD IT ALLLLLL.3) Which football stadium would you most like to play a gig at (that’s not your club’s home ground)Old Trafford, so I could run off stage and defecate EVERYWHERE.4) Which footballer has the most potential to be a rock star?Francis Coquelin. He looks like he enjoys a bit of this and that.5) Brit award or Premier League trophy?Prem. Easy. Next…last_img read more

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