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TomTuttle July 22, 2014 at 11:28 am
Do you know why those cars were built with non-union labor in Tennessee? Because these company'sRead More when they choose to build a factory they build them in the most economically depressed parts of the country which most of the time is the south part of the country. A part where Unionism never was popular. As for Ford building cars in Mexico, not true there are parts of the cars that are built in Mexico then the parts are shipped back to the US line and and assembled here. You can thank the NAFTA agreement for that. As for your comment about excessive costs in taxes and salaries compared to NC and that most working people lead a decent life. I agree with some of that but I do not blame working Union men & women for the difference in cost. I blame the politicians in this land we live in the NE. Your tax cost is what is making you miserable to survive here. I am one of them. If our tax costs ( school,property,sales,etc.) were as low as NC I do not think you and I would be having this conversation.At one time here where we live they were that low. NC like NY will eventually evolve into the same beast as more and more people arrive to their geography. This is what happens when the destination cannot handle the influx and had to hire more people and with people come politicians. Politicians now look at that neighborhood as a great place to get votes from and that starts the ball rolling.As for Excessive Compensation?? What is considered excessive to man like you? Someone who gets overtime when he has worked 12 straight hours when most people work 8? It sounds like I am splitting hairs but you work 4 more hours per day then most people during one week that's an extra 20 hours per week. I am sure you would want to be compensated also and you would ask for it. And your not even in a Union. ( not sure) 98% of the LIRR workers felt they were entitled to disability pensions?? I did not hear that stated?If it was coming from a disgruntled citizen or some Union hater not sure? I can say this, it's very easy for anyone to look down on the workers of the LIRR because they may make you late for your way of life when they are active in the collective bargaining process, it is not done intentionally. They are fighting for their way of life, their Livelihood. Just like you would if you heard that your company is looking to fire half the office. They have families,car payments,mortgages,school taxes just like all of us. I am a 3rd generation Union Man. And even before I became vested in the politics of Unionism, my Grandfather told me that you never look down on a working man who gets up everyday to earn a living. My father then told me that people need to walk a mile in a man's shoes before you can judge him. Something I feel has been 2 of the most truthful statements I have ever learned in my life. You can be mad that you might not be as compensated as well at your job as they are iin the LIRR, but then again that should give everyone a little blip of hope that these things are able to exist when people come together for the good of the worker. I enjoyed our banter. Thank you. All the best.
Robert Demarco July 22, 2014 at 11:58 am
Tom, you are an articulate spokesman for your cause, and I, too have enjoyed our little debate. IRead More just want to address one comment: I do not look down on the woprkingman. In fact, I do tax returns for many of these folks and a much reduced rate than they would pay elsewhere. It is a sideline for me, and I would not be comfortable ripping people off. I do find, however, an incredible sense of entitlement among the public employees. I would bet that most of these people never worked in the private sector, so they do not understand that their good fortune is due as much to politics as it is hard work. It is a shame that people of lesser means have to pay grossly inflated taxes so that these workers can have their high salaries and benefits.
Robert Demarco July 22, 2014 at 03:23 pm
People need to realize that the Patch is a forum where ideas can be exchanged. Opinions can beRead More disagreed with but respected. That is what America is all about. You do not need to bully or belittle someone who disagrees with you. I really enjoyed conversing with Mr. Tuttle. Sound like the kind of guy With whom I would like to have a beer and a good discussion.
mimi grabovenko July 20, 2014 at 01:33 pm
If they were just fish remains why would it be news-worthy?? Why would a beach get shut down??
ABS July 20, 2014 at 07:54 pm
Patchwork orange ! Another big story first broken by America's favorite online news source .TheRead More non-human parts likely would of caused major panic on the beach..like a scene from jaws !Hopefully the non - human parts were quickly disposed off and order was restored.Thanks old Patch..you are the best
ABS July 20, 2014 at 07:58 pm
Off =of ....sorry
Ralph A. July 19, 2014 at 09:34 am
I am far from being perfect. But am I the only one who doesn't have these problems? Are people thatRead More much out touch these days, that they are becoming dumb and stupid? Simple common sense. Ever herd the phase: "Out sight out of mind"? Lock you car doors (house too as they call it "Home Invasion" these days). Worry about windows being smashed? Then keep the valuables out of sight or take them with you. Otherwise smashed windows then would be just vandalism.
Karen Moriarty July 19, 2014 at 10:19 am
Suppose there is nothing in the car to begin with? Around here they break the windows just to lookRead More in the glove compartment and under the mats just in case.
cbg July 19, 2014 at 11:09 am
What idiot's who would leave a pocket book in an unlocked or locked car?
A photo from the landing on Sunrise Highway last week. Instagram/Jessica Milligan
kevin July 22, 2014 at 03:42 am
Lock the bastard up for 7 years !
Jack July 22, 2014 at 03:09 pm
Tar and feather him after a public flogging !!!!!!
Jack July 22, 2014 at 03:10 pm
Tar and feather him after a public flogging....I'll bring the popcorn(sarc)
gailwelsh July 17, 2014 at 09:30 pm
Are there no better photos?
Joe Mahoney July 18, 2014 at 11:24 am
Hope they find her. Oh my gosh, my elderly Mom walks Hempstead Garden Drive all the time.
Kevin B July 19, 2014 at 02:57 pm
Ho Ho Ho. Gov. Cuomo saves the day. Fixed! Election Day and his potential re-election is lessRead More than 4 months away. He thinks John Q. Public won't know who has who in their back pockets. Then there is that Public Relations clown Schumer who said they should wait 2 months to strike. Great idea! All the teachers will go back to work, schools in session, adding more traffic. DiBlasio was the only one who said this was the best time if there were to be a strike. He was the only one who actually gave it some thought.
i want to be proud of my town July 20, 2014 at 02:04 am
Are the lirr workers responsible for repairing upholstery?
Robert Demarco July 20, 2014 at 05:54 pm
m sure that repairing the seats on the LIRR is a union position? What non-management positions onRead More the LIRR are not union jobs?
Robert Demarco July 17, 2014 at 12:44 pm
Jack, Wilhelm is not a commie, and he's not a Marxist. He is a "Progressive".
Harriet Brown July 17, 2014 at 01:59 pm
The strike has been averted. There is an agreement. Cuomo finally did his job.
JMG July 17, 2014 at 09:17 pm
Cuomo didn't do anything. Just came in and took credit. Delbasio is a complete jackass
A flash flood watch begins at noon Monday for Long Island and New York City. (Patch file photo)
Get Off My Lawn July 14, 2014 at 09:59 am
Global Raining. It can be fixed if enough money is collected.
FedUpRealist July 14, 2014 at 02:08 pm
Aint dat da truth!!!
CAPICU July 14, 2014 at 04:19 pm
Carolyn July 14, 2014 at 07:56 pm
When will something be done about the excessive speeding problem on Newbridge Road?? Anyone whoRead More lives on this road knows exactly what I am talking about.
FedUpRealist July 16, 2014 at 02:32 pm
More lights would mean more traffic...It is a MAJOR north/south thoroughfare...It's a fact ofRead More life...But remember, people speed - Newbridge is just the platform...
Carolyn July 16, 2014 at 08:37 pm
I guess I'm more sensitive with Newbridge. I had 4 cars totaled that were parked. I'm just thankfulRead More my family wasn't in any of the vehicles
Dante Taylor was arrested on Thursday. (SCPD photo)
TJ Eckleburg July 13, 2014 at 06:46 pm
Speaking of Jeffrey Dahmer, he was a white guy who murdered black people so you won't find his storyRead More on the KKK website that Frank is promoting in here.
West Islip Resident July 14, 2014 at 07:35 am
Unfortunate, but savages will be savages.
Danny Mitthauer July 14, 2014 at 09:55 am
lynch him
Lorraine DeVita July 14, 2014 at 12:51 pm
@CW- Are you blaming the media for the bad language,bad behavior and poor choices ? Are youRead More making/allowing Excuses for parents who have checked out and copped out saying they cant control what their kids do "the Media is a bad influence" "Blame the media" WHICH I find odd because there are so many OTHER parents who DO parent responsibly and effectively. Who CARE and who seem to have their priorities established with a realistic handle on raising somewhat responsible kids. Kids who don't demean themselves by emulating media based bad behavior
FedUpRealist July 14, 2014 at 01:36 pm
How 'bout the plausibiltty of a dare or attempted suicide or a drug deal gone bad???...C'mon,Read More people, these weren't the sharpest tools in the shed...Regardless, the driver who took off will, hopefully, drive into a tree and live for a couple of hours before they are found dead - by a hungry dog!...He/she will have had some time to 'reflect'...
Lorraine DeVita July 14, 2014 at 04:05 pm
perhaps this will initiate some talk between the state., county and homeland security , to installRead More cameras at all the entrances and exits on the roadways across the country. We could see who is sneaking out at nite, who is sneaking across the border, who is up to no good and who is running over whom ... Maybe The drunk, drugged, idiotic and just plain ol stupid would be encouraged to stay home ...
paul July 8, 2014 at 09:58 am
I will add just one comment to all the above: SHE HAD NO INTENTIONS OF PAYING EITHER. PERIOD....
Jack July 18, 2014 at 09:18 pm
So where's the follow-up to this story?
kevin July 22, 2014 at 03:48 am
Lock the bastard up for 7 years !
Brian Whitehurst July 8, 2014 at 10:53 am
It looks like the Patch talked to the Coast Guard. Did they talk to the FAA? Where did the planeRead More take off from? Did it file a flight plan? Where was it headed? Was he an experienced pilot? Did he radio for help before the crash. If he was over LI he was in contact with LI Approach Controllers and had a transponder identifying him. What did they have to say about what they saw him doing on radar?
Sean July 8, 2014 at 05:34 pm
Thankful this irresponsible maniac did not crash into someone's home or kill any innocentRead More bystanders.
oldfed July 8, 2014 at 10:10 pm
Great! Sad to say, but a brief scan of the official FAA website reveals that most fatal crashes areRead More connected to stupid, usually overage pilots flying "toyplanes". They all think that they are commercial/military pilots, but they are no more qualified than any boaters out there! Make them go immediately out to sea, and stay away from our backyards, please!
lucky libra July 6, 2014 at 10:54 am
suspend their license, impound their car, and send them to jail for a few months, give them whatRead More they deserve !!!!!!!!
Christopher Wendt July 7, 2014 at 07:07 am
No mention of prior arrests for any of these model citizens? And, this was the only checkpoint onRead More Long Island...where anyone was arrested?
Duane Ennis (L) and Alex Vasquez (R). (Photo: NCPD)
EJ48 July 5, 2014 at 10:34 am
So how about we regulate and sell safety approved fireworks but require any buyer to read the firstRead More 100 words of the Declaration of Independence as a prerequisite to a purchase?
Daniel Sherlock, 25, faces felony charges after he was found with videos of young girls performing sexual acts, said the DA. (Photo: NCDA)
Chris Little Tolly Tolentino July 10, 2014 at 03:44 am
I know this man personally, and yeah it came as genuine shock. i'm 16 but he had never askedRead More anything of the sort from me or any one of my friends, and if he did well someone would've said something. This came as a shock that not only scared me but made me question those so called "adults" around me.
FedUpRealist July 10, 2014 at 09:33 am
Chris....Always (ALWAYS!!!) be on guard and cautious!!!
Chris Little Tolly Tolentino July 11, 2014 at 04:19 am
Will do... I've been a little edgy since finding out about this.
Popo July 3, 2014 at 07:44 am
martha July 4, 2014 at 03:03 pm
Missing the whole point. Another piece of @$!# on the road, a danager to society
martha July 4, 2014 at 03:04 pm
Ha go to it Einstein I spelled danger wrong
WellendowedPAUL July 2, 2014 at 07:55 pm
Where you?
WellendowedPAUL July 2, 2014 at 07:56 pm
Hey AHOLES, it took awhile to get here. You are the coward! Where you? Never mind. Bye.
FedUpRealist July 3, 2014 at 09:22 am
smallpaulwithnoballs....All talk, coward...I'll be down there again tonight...Come say high, 'kitty'
Christine Nunes was charged with first-degree reckless endangerment and petit larceny. (Photo: NCPD)
HoneyBooBoo June 29, 2014 at 06:59 am
Tacked to the hospital. Your child? Does anyone proofread?
Pound Pets June 29, 2014 at 07:41 am
Who wrote this story. You should be fired. As far as this twit goes, send her ass back to where sheRead More came from. I doubt she had any reliable references for the mother to ck, so wth was she thinking hiring her...
Roll Back Our Tax June 29, 2014 at 08:07 am
I guess I missed the part that said "she was here illegally".
(Google Maps)
GLENN June 26, 2014 at 10:49 pm
I hope this is not a trend, especially with the news talking about housing illegals here on LI, whoRead More can police all these people.
Janet June 29, 2014 at 08:51 am
Illegals, the word itself says so much! Why does our Country insist on housing these people.Read More Children or adults. Our Country can't care for our own properly!!!! Send them back they are "illegals". Plus, to many diseases we conquered are returning....why? Illegals aren't immunized and here we go. USA must start closing door,borders etc.
Dons Wife July 9, 2014 at 11:01 am
@Janet-The Native Americans do not want you here. You are considered an illegal too!
Patch adams June 25, 2014 at 09:20 pm
Drunken shyster wench is a perfect fit for dc
Jack June 27, 2014 at 02:06 pm
Let's not forget what Kathleen Rice did three years ago. Working with the state police, she raidedRead More about 6 sporting goods stores in Nassau County that sold firearms. All the owners and employees were arrested and charged with selling "illegal assault weapons." Rice held press conferences and issued press releases about how she was "protecting the public" against the "evil store owners selling firearms that are used by terrorist to kill out children." And what do you think happened? Every one of those arrested had their charges dropped! The charges were so blatantly false that even the ATF did not want anything to do with the raid. Neither did Nassau County PD. That is why Rice brought in the state police. And the repercussion? One of those falsely arrested sued Nassau County and won a $12 million judgment! And other cases are pending. That skank Kathleen Rice went out of her way to ruin the lives of two dozen innocent people to score political points. And you the taxpayer will be paying for it! And I believe Rice will go to Congress with a landslide victory? Why? Because YOU - all of YOU - are far too lazy, apathetic, misinformed, and just too stupid to know the truth about this horrible woman.
Eddie June 27, 2014 at 03:15 pm
Jack, no Democrat would let facts cloud the issue. She's for killing babies, restricting rights,Read More raising taxes and redistribution successful folks' wealth to underachieving losers. What else does any Democrat want?
Blakeman (L) and Scaturro (R).
Sent from my Lear Jet June 25, 2014 at 05:19 pm
Bruce is Al Damato's creation, not Mondello's. Bruce is another version of Dan Quayle/Sarah PalinRead More in the brains department--goes around smiling all the time while Paul M'Cartney et. al. are banging his wife like a screen door. I don't like Rice but better her than Bruce.
Dons Wife June 25, 2014 at 06:26 pm
@Joe, Lol-Too funny, I know we all have to go eventually, but didn't think you were going to say itRead More out loud. My colleagues were cracking up.......
joe thrapp June 25, 2014 at 06:41 pm
Yes, we all have to go eventually. Have a good night.
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