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Gary

Herkimer, NY

#204 Sep 13, 2012
Dogger wrote:
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Gee., humility is not one of your strong points. Arrogance in this towm seems to be boundless. A lot of people runnin round are real phonies.
I didn't write that, it was one of my fans.
Lloyd

Mechanicville, NY

#205 Sep 13, 2012
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Huh, I didn't know welfare queens were a race or creed, who knew!
And the fat black kid was fat and black. Nothing bigoted whatsoever about that. Nice try. Your obsession with me is pretty amazing, though.
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Really? Because you don't show it.
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That's a fair criticism, perhaps I should do more directly than I do. For the record, if you go to the threads where people ask about moving here, it's other people telling them this is a city that's going to crap and don't move here, and me saying don't listen to them, I moved here, it's a beautiful city, etc. etc. Remember, I actually chose to move here.
If you want to know what I don't understand, it's the locals (I'll be nice) beeching and moaning about the "elite" and the newcomers ruining the place while the economically challenged move in in droves, leaving a trail of fast food bags and big gulp containers in their wake. I'm not the enemy here. I can already point you to some people who were well off and would have been a huge asset to this community giving up and moving to New Hartford and other places in the valley. Why bother with this place? The locals crapped all over them while the "lower class" were ruining the place. "Sayonara!" they said. And now they're paying their property taxes elsewhere. Great for Little Falls, right? Chased those darn elites out!
Like I've said 100 times on here, the locals have a choice: "elites" and newcomers with money, who will come here and buy and renovate properties, or Section 8 delights. You will get one or the other, but not both. Choose wisely.
"Big gulps"! Oh man, makes me think of a scene from a classic movie:

lpool

United States

#206 Sep 13, 2012
I don't agree with you that often, Gary. This time you said it perfectly. Whether LF likes it or not, big changes come to communities that have had major economic meltdowns. Remember when LF used to have busy factories? I do. Remember when LF used to have a grocery store (a real store not a disgusting half run mess)? I do. The town has two choices. Attract the people who lend stability to the community who have the assets to make the community improve or attract people who live on the public dime who have no stake in the community. One or the other is going to occur. The past 20 years have not been kind. Do you really want 20 years of additional decline?
Gary

Herkimer, NY

#207 Sep 13, 2012
lpool wrote:
I don't agree with you that often, Gary. This time you said it perfectly. Whether LF likes it or not, big changes come to communities that have had major economic meltdowns. Remember when LF used to have busy factories? I do. Remember when LF used to have a grocery store (a real store not a disgusting half run mess)? I do. The town has two choices. Attract the people who lend stability to the community who have the assets to make the community improve or attract people who live on the public dime who have no stake in the community. One or the other is going to occur. The past 20 years have not been kind. Do you really want 20 years of additional decline?
I agree 100%. I may make the point poorly at times, but that's exactly what I'm trying to say. You'll get one or the other, but not both.

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