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Truth

Utica, NY

#78 May 2, 2014
gaggy wrote:
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In fairness to Stewarts, when my daughter was in school we had a fundraiser for a new playground, Stewart's stepped up and helped us with ice cream and gave us cash. That's giving back and they deserve credit for it
Stewart's like many businesses has a budget for things like that. It's public relations and marketing. If there were no benefit for them tax-wise or the potential to get more business, they wouldn't do it. What you said in your post says everything anyone needs to know about how well the strategy works.
Sun is shining

United States

#79 May 2, 2014
I didn't write this but I thought it was so perfect for this thread.

Political liars wrote:
The problem is the entire system from top to bottom. It's dirty, corrupt and full of incompetence at every level.
Steven Barnes goes to prison for nearly 20 years because of wrongful conviction. Evidence of his innocence was ignored (buried) by the DA.
Anthony Randazzo (former NYS Trooper) discharges a weapon and kills a dog in a public area in retribution for a conversation the dog owner had with Randazzo's GF, who happens to be married to another man. Randazzo was not prosecuted.
Elizabeth Shanley (UPD Officer) drives car into McDonalds while she'd drunk. Matter is buried by the police.
Oneida County District Attorney, Scott McNamara, continuously authorizes the use of DWI breath machines known to produce faulty readings. This information was conveyed to all NYS DAs in a letter from the NYS Attorney General in 2009.
Utica Police Officer, John Abel, was arrested for DWI on the Rainbow Bridge near Canada in Nov 2012 while driving a vehicle owned by the City of Utica. The car was impounded. No news of its return has been made. Unknown if Abel was prosecuted for DWI as an ordinary citizen would have been.
Robert Maciol, Oneida County Sheriff, lacks sufficient control over his officers during a standoff with an armed citizen, resulting in the death of Deputy Kurt Wyman. Video and audio of the entire event is hidden and buried. A flaming report of the incident was produced but not released until years later. No charges have been brought against any of those responsible and no disciplinary actions have been taken. Citizen was convicted of aggravated murder.
Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente wasted tax dollars year after year in an annual Holiday media blitz regarding drinking and driving. He wastes taxpayer dollars in senseless signs pointing out, "DWI, you can't afford it". Oneida County already has law enforcement responsible for safety on the road. He wastes his time and our money on areas that are not within the scope of his authority or responsibility.
Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente and Kevin Revere (Oneida County Emergency Services Director) hatch a scheme to levy a local tax on cellular phones to offset the cost of upgrades to emergency services. NY State already collects such a tax but has failed to release the funds to counties. Picente and Revere's request for such a local tax when a NY State tax for the exact same expense already exists displays their greed and complete lack of responsibility to the taxpayers of Oneida County. No news exists if a lawsuit against the State of NY has been brought by Oneida County for its portion of the tax already collected.
These are just a few examples. There are many more regarding the Utica Fire Department, NY State Police, and the Utica Mayor's Office.
Run Down City and Riggies

Clifton Park, NY

#80 May 3, 2014
Sun is shining wrote:
I didn't write this but I thought it was so perfect for this thread.
Political liars wrote:
The problem is the entire system from top to bottom. It's dirty, corrupt and full of incompetence at every level.
Steven Barnes goes to prison for nearly 20 years because of wrongful conviction. Evidence of his innocence was ignored (buried) by the DA.
Anthony Randazzo (former NYS Trooper) discharges a weapon and kills a dog in a public area in retribution for a conversation the dog owner had with Randazzo's GF, who happens to be married to another man. Randazzo was not prosecuted.
Elizabeth Shanley (UPD Officer) drives car into McDonalds while she'd drunk. Matter is buried by the police.
Oneida County District Attorney, Scott McNamara, continuously authorizes the use of DWI breath machines known to produce faulty readings. This information was conveyed to all NYS DAs in a letter from the NYS Attorney General in 2009.
Utica Police Officer, John Abel, was arrested for DWI on the Rainbow Bridge near Canada in Nov 2012 while driving a vehicle owned by the City of Utica. The car was impounded. No news of its return has been made. Unknown if Abel was prosecuted for DWI as an ordinary citizen would have been.
Robert Maciol, Oneida County Sheriff, lacks sufficient control over his officers during a standoff with an armed citizen, resulting in the death of Deputy Kurt Wyman. Video and audio of the entire event is hidden and buried. A flaming report of the incident was produced but not released until years later. No charges have been brought against any of those responsible and no disciplinary actions have been taken. Citizen was convicted of aggravated murder.
Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente wasted tax dollars year after year in an annual Holiday media blitz regarding drinking and driving. He wastes taxpayer dollars in senseless signs pointing out, "DWI, you can't afford it". Oneida County already has law enforcement responsible for safety on the road. He wastes his time and our money on areas that are not within the scope of his authority or responsibility.
Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente and Kevin Revere (Oneida County Emergency Services Director) hatch a scheme to levy a local tax on cellular phones to offset the cost of upgrades to emergency services. NY State already collects such a tax but has failed to release the funds to counties. Picente and Revere's request for such a local tax when a NY State tax for the exact same expense already exists displays their greed and complete lack of responsibility to the taxpayers of Oneida County. No news exists if a lawsuit against the State of NY has been brought by Oneida County for its portion of the tax already collected.
These are just a few examples. There are many more regarding the Utica Fire Department, NY State Police, and the Utica Mayor's Office.
Very interesting.
gaggy

Syracuse, NY

#81 May 3, 2014
Truth wrote:
<quoted text>Stewart's like many businesses has a budget for things like that. It's public relations and marketing. If there were no benefit for them tax-wise or the potential to get more business, they wouldn't do it. What you said in your post says everything anyone needs to know about how well the strategy works.
I worked for an international corporation and had discretionary spending budgets. The problem was writing a business case to support my customers ONLY. It they invested 2 million last year too bad they get nothing this year. It was a pure business driven exercise almost like bribery. Stewart's is at least family and employee run and they do cater more to community events/needs
Citys Broke and Riggies

Clifton Park, NY

#82 May 3, 2014
They have tasty ice cream too.
gaggy

Groton, NY

#83 May 3, 2014
Citys Broke and Riggies wrote:
They have tasty ice cream too.
Yes and the tomato pie flavor is ridiculous
Exposed and Riggies

Clifton Park, NY

#84 May 3, 2014
gaggy wrote:
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Yes and the tomato pie flavor is ridiculous
Sounds delicious.

“...got on your timid grin”

Since: Aug 13

Singapore

#85 May 4, 2014
One who knows wrote:
This is dirested to the idiot that started this - it is obvious he/she has NOT lived in Utica their entire lives. If they had, they would have remembered what a thriving City was back in the 40mbs, 50s and 60s, and even before that.
There were manufacturing, millwork, professional, and work for everyone that wanted to work and paid good wages with benefits. East Utica was predominately Italians, South Utica was predominately Jewish, and West Utica was predominately Polish, and North Utica was the Anglo Saxtons. We all got along together and appreciated each other's families and respected each other for what each one of us had accomplished thru our own ambition and skills. Welfare was something that only desperate people had to resort to, and it was considered shamful to pay for your groceries with Food vouchers as everyone was expected to earn their own keep.
Hell even the seventies were pretty good. Then the decline started and all the corruption, cronyism, and poor management has left Utica a rotted wasteland. The suburbs were immune to some extent but it is starting to look like soon they will be as bad as utica.
Urban Decay and Riggies

Clifton Park, NY

#86 May 4, 2014
shypainter wrote:
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Hell even the seventies were pretty good. Then the decline started and all the corruption, cronyism, and poor management has left Utica a rotted wasteland. The suburbs were immune to some extent but it is starting to look like soon they will be as bad as utica.
New Hartford was smart to become the retail hub for that region but as the quality of utica resident continues to get worse it may just hurt them.
Cretins counselor

Chatham, NY

#87 May 4, 2014
Utica Positivity Brigade wrote:
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That's the "utes" for ya. The world around them is crumbling, people are leaving, and they quibble about the possible location of a gas station that is only known for its ice cream.
For an area without a local grocery store, yea it is kind of important. That's the cretin for ya, always there with a dull title and an even duller opinion. If he would leave the basement he would see the world isn't crumbling, just his life really sucks.
Crumbling Riggies

Clifton Park, NY

#88 May 4, 2014
Cretins counselor wrote:
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For an area without a local grocery store, yea it is kind of important. That's the cretin for ya, always there with a dull title and an even duller opinion. If he would leave the basement he would see the world isn't crumbling, just his life really sucks.
It sounds like if there's not even a grocery store the world is crumbling around for those uticans.

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