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  1. A couple years ago, a local farmers wife stopped me one day and gave me holy Hell for walking on the wrong side of the road. She threatened to "kick me in the slats" if she ever saw me doing so again. Now, I don't know exactly where my "slats" are located, but it sounds painful. Since I know she meant it, ( and just cares ) I haven't done so since.
  2. I wondered the same, KReed, but NYSP isn't always easy to get information from, especially follow up questions.
  3. Sure, they'll just keep increasing your assessment and your taxes go up that way. Ours sure as hell did.
  4. Fatal Motorcycle Crash In Horseheads

    Yeah, that was rather weird.
  5. Fatal Motorcycle Crash In Horseheads

    Story has been edited to add new information. We must have crossed signals.
  6. Sheriff's Department Investigating Southport Shooting

    You'd think so. If "Obstruction of Justice" doesn't already apply, it certainly should.
  7. State Trooper Killed In Corning

    The police escort video circulating on social media is heart wrenching.
  8. Fire ID Booth

    Just saw it on the news, reporting the roof collapsed.
  9. Car Found In Chemung River Boat Launch In Wellsburg

    Not hard to imagine he accidentally drove down the access road and ended up in the river
  10. Traffic Stop Leads To Recovery Of Stolen Handgun

    I haven't heard anything.
  11. Please... PUH-LEAZE tell me he is running under the "Hurricane Party"
  12. Suicide In America

    After the apparent suicide of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain I've seen several posts on social media apparently shaming others for feeling bad while "ignoring" the average 22 vets that commit suicide everyday. You know why no one says anything about those 22 vets? Because we didn't know. We don't hear about it because of the stigma society attaches to suicide. Like a pregnant unwed mother in the 40's, it's avoided, not talked about like some shameful thing. Put away so we can pretend things are neat and tidy in our little world. We like that, it's easier. Hell, what about the other people, the non-celebrity, non-veteran suicides? According to statistics from 2016, 120 people commit suicide A DAY. And reports indicate that the number has increased since. Why aren't the other 100+ people included in that meme? Why need to prioritize one group of people over another? It's perfectly okay to feel bad when ANYONE commits suicide, regardless of their station in life. EVERY death by suicide is sad. I didn't personally know Bourdain, Robin Williams, or anyone who was just found this morning. For anyone who let's that darkness overtake them, we can still feel sympathy for them; the 14 year old whose been bullied, the soldier fighting demons of war, or some rich guy on tv. Like many Americans, I too have felt the loss of someone I know after they decided to take their own life. Additionally, because of my former profession I've seen the aftermath first hand. It's not easy to understand, it's not easy to see, but it can't be ignored. It needs to be addressed, and it's not something that you can just plug into a meme on social media and move on. Perhaps Bourdain's and other celebrity suicide deaths can bring about discussion on the topic of suicide and mental health in America. Shed that stigma and make people more aware, more open to talk about it today. And maybe, just maybe, lead to a few less self inflicted deaths tomorow.
  13. That's how I feel about it too. I guess if there's people living and working right there it'll get used. I would probably enjoy lunch while watching for waterfowl and maybe the occasional eagle. Maybe it's that we've been so long with there not being a significant number of people there day to day it's hard to see it. I don't know, I guess we'll find out.
  14. That's how I feel about it too. I guess if there's people living and working right there it'll get used. I would probably enjoy lunch while watching for waterfowl and maybe the occasional eagle. Maybe it's that we've been so long with there not being a significant number of people there day to day it's hard to see it. I don't know, I guess we'll find out.
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