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Saturday, June 11, 2016

Opinions Online, 6/11/16

Blogger's Note: Opinions Online is a regular Saturday feature. If you'd like to express your opinion on any topic, click on the Opinions Online button on my left sidebar. You can also call 385-325-2564. In addition to these submissions, I sometimes highlight comments from throughout the week and re-publish them here. Please keep your comments brief, if possible.


Why is everyone scared traveling east bound on US RT 22 after MacArthur Road just because PennDOT put some Jersey barriers on the shoulder of the road for construction. Everyone slows down to 25 MPH and the back up extends to the Turnpike exit



The ability to buy small amounts of wine in supermarkets, and the ability to buy wine from out-of-state wineries without being labeled a "criminal" are minuscule steps in modernizing Pennsylvania's antiquated alcohol laws. Truly "consumer friendly" laws won't be enacted so long as the UCFW has a stranglehold on a majority of state legislators.


PennDot just "oil and chipped" several heavily traveled roads in Lower Saucon. This cheap crap belongs on rural roads in places like Potter county, not Friedensville or Seidersville Roads with constant rush hour traffic. The pebbles fly up and chip your paint and windshield, and my property was subject to a day-long dust cloud from passing cars yesterday. Also witnessed a car almost skid out on a curve due to loose pebbles. They just raised the gas tax, so why is PennDot claiming poverty and saying they need to use this crap?


The recent expansion to the availability of wine and beer sales was solely based upon the casino lobbyist in their win of being able to pour liquor down the throats of many problem drinkers & gambling addicts, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week!


Anonymous said...

According to NESARC statistics, an astonishing 73 percent of gambling addicts are also problem drinkers, while 38 percent registered positive for a drug abuse disorder. Smoking is also ridiculously common among pathological gamblers, as 60 percent are practicing nicotine addicts. These rates are all far above the norm, so it is clear this is more than a statistical coincidence.

Anonymous said...

I've asked this question before, but never received a clear response. . . .

Are the ANIZDA building construction payments to developers pulled ONLY from eligible taxes generated by EACH building project, or are construction payments pulled from eligible taxes gathered throughout the ENTIRE zone?

This entire scheme has always amazed me for its generosity, particularly when the buildings do not become public property if the developer fails.

Also, is the amount of construction paid for limited in some way according to the total tax potential the "Zone" represents? In other words, is it even possible to support, say, 12 separate buildings at one time?

Fred Windish

Anonymous said...

@10:07 I must be a statistical anomaly. I've been to the Sands and had some enjoyment losing my money. No big deal really, wanted to go there to relax and just have some fun. I haven't had any alcohol in over 20 years since I'm on coumadin, which reacts badly with any kind of alchohol, and many medicines as well. I smoked for about 10 years in my 20s, gave that up over 30 years ago and I don't have any indications of any lingering health issues.

I suppose I should go pick up all my old vices and add some new ones, then maybe government will give me money and pay attention to me ?

Frankly, government is not your mother, government is not your father. No one forces you to light up, go pull the slot lever or pound the budweiser. You are responsible for yourself.

Patriot2 said...

If you ever wanted to know why America has lost its greatness walk thru the Sands casino sometime. Most depressing place you can find other than inner city Chicago neighborhoods. Gambling used to be a vacation getaway experience but now that it has been expanded to tax hungry states everywhere it is sucking the lifeblood out of otherwise potentially productive citizens. Gambling in people's backyards with free booze expands all the ills of society.

Start to "Make America Great Again" by closing all casinos outside of Vegas & Atlantic City!! Then build the wall & modify NAFTA & reject TPP!!

Anonymous said...

I could not hit opinions this week as two of mine are in preparations for that last long dit napp?!($:(

My would be as to the nue faked facial law put to place by council as to forfeiture of any and all pensions of the public sector caught up in any and all legal ACTivities?!($ With this being a poor attempted of seperation from something that makes a whole?!($ Americans should rally for state senators to put this to print as a national law, that would be like and similar to telling national public officials to give monies made by criminal stock dealings too the innocent indigent Childrens children stolen healthcare programs through out the nation?!($
RE:publican redd

Anonymous said...

1:22 PM...well said .. thank you. Some people think they need the local, state and feds to regulate every single aspect of their lives. Pathetic.
Reminds me of a local bar , well known for poker machines...
some guy went in with his pay check and won over 1000.00 bucks plus his pay check. the next week he lost all the cash as well as his pay check.
his wife was so pissed she went to the bar and told the bar tender to refund her cash. bartender of course said get lost. she then threatened to call in the LCB to bust them for the poker machines. The bartender , refunded the pay check and told the hag to stay out of the bar as well as her husband.
So when they won, nobody bitched and moaned. In fact the same bartender who paid out the winnings got a 50 dollar tip.
More govt is not always the answer all the time. self control, personal responsibility is the answer all the time.

Bernie O'Hare said...

You sound like a real jerk.

Anonymous said...

Northampton County councilman Bob Werner announced his intention today to run for county Executive next year versus Brown or whoever the R's pick.