@ pcghamc: "Wow" is kind of a weird response, perhaps your trying to insinuate something that I'm just not understanding, . I"m glad your kids go there, and that would show your vested interest in having the school budget pass. well, great. I hope that all works out for you. I'll see you at the polls tomorrow. View Comment
yes, I have been to the school, and I've also been to Concord Road, and Hackley, and the Lyceum Kennedy French American School in Ardsley. where would you want YOUR money to go? Where would you want YOUR child to go? would you been upset if you've paid 50,000$ to a school district over the past 5 years that you can't send you child too and had to pay private school Tuition on top of that? how would that make YOU feel? It's not a secret. Ask anyone in WESTCHESTER COUNTY what the worst school district is and they will probably tell you Elmsford. and on top of it, It's not as if the School District has no money, to the contrary, they have a considerable budget compared to many surrounding school Districts, it's just spending the money poorly. I have a feeling that instead of my 50,000$ plus, going to school programs, It's done nothing but help the top administrators buy Mercedes. these guys have 6 figure salaries and should have the skills required to fix the problems that Elmsford School District has, Voting yes on this Budget will do nothing but put more money in the pockets of a few and school programs will still get cut. we need to hit the reset button here and voting no on this budget is the only way to even hope to see some sort of tangible outcome View Comment
I live in a neighborhood of over 20 families, over the past 5 years our neighborhood alone has paid over 1 million dollars to a public school system that not one of us would send our kid to in a million years, everyone who has a child here sends them to a private school. which costs us another 20, -30,000$ a year, we are done. we're not going to stand for it any more, and we want the school shut down. we are no the only community in Elmsford that feels this way, in fact, the entire population of Worthington hamlet is in the same situation and has the same feeling, this school is garbage and should be shut down, unless drastic measures are taken View Comment
I will be there, again, with all of my neighbors, till they just shut this school down and start over from scratch, how is it that a school with such a huge budget can be such a failure? the top administration make huge salaries while they continue to cut teachers and school programs, that's how, shut it down and start it over. if they try a re vote again, w e will be out in even more force to stop it. none if us that have to pay to send our kids to p[private school are going to continue to pay huge tax rates to keep a failing school, on every level, open, end of story View Comment
start a controlled and regulated market for this stuff, just like alcohol. we have to pay 40,000$ a year now for this dumb ass middle man to sit in a jail cell, while the real kingpins and cartel leaders get away scott free View Comment
the 2 major studies and commissions done by the US government both recommended that it be decriminalized and warned of the repercussions and described exactly what is happening today, the first one..
The Shafer commission
explicitly warned against criminalizing marijuana to which Richard Nixon responded
"Don't try to confuse me with the facts, I've made up my mind about Marijuana"
He then fired Shafer.
The other the La Guardia Commmitee,
systematically and scientifically contradicted every negative health consequence claimed by Nixon .
Here's a good quote from Anslinger (Nixons cohort in criminalizing Marijuana) This shows the true nature of why it's illegal, and whats really at the root of it all.
“There are 100,000 total marijuana smokers in the US, and most are Negroes, Hispanics, Filipinos, and entertainers. Their Satanic music, jazz, and swing, result from marijuana use. This marijuana causes white women to seek sexual relations with Negroes, entertainers, and any others.” “Reefer makes darkies think they’re as good as white men.” Harry J. Anslinger
Here's what our founding fathers and greatest intellectual thinkers had to say about it. directly copied from the libray of congress archives
"Two of my favorite things are sitting on my front porch smoking a pipe of sweet hemp, and playing my Hohner harmonica." - Abraham Lincoln (from a letter written by Lincoln during his presidency to the head of the Hohner Harmonica Company in Germany)
"Prohibition... goes beyond the bound of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes. A prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded" -Abraham Lincoln
"The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this country is closely connected with this." - Albert Einstein quote on Hemp
"Hemp is of first necessity to the wealth & protection of the country."
- Thomas Jefferson, U.S. President
"Make the most you can of the Indian Hemp seed and sow it everywhere."
- George Washington, U.S. President
"We shall, by and by, want a world of hemp more for our own consumption."
- John Adams, U.S. President
actually, it's the only way to go, just look at alcohol prohibition and the effects it had, when alcohol prohibition was ended, it utterly destroyed the mafia and cartels of the day overnight, Marijuana is 60-70% of these murderous drug kingpins profits, it would devastate them, just as it did the Al Capones of the prohibition days... and in a controlled and regulated marketplace, it would make it HARDER for kids to get a hold of it, , Right now, ask any kid in school, what is easier to get and they will tell you marijuana, store clerks check id's, drug dealers don't, lets not even get started with all the medical benefits that they are now seeing that marijuana has, and lets also not overlook the fact that no person on earth has ever died from Marijuana, ever, not in 10,000 years of recorded human consumption and there is no known overdose rate, you can check that fact on the DEA website, Americas prison population is 22 million, that's higher than Russia, China, north Korea and Iran combined, most are in for petty drug possession, and African Americans and Latinos make up 80% of those incarcerations while white have consistently had higher rates of usage, marijuana prohibition started out a a way to oppress minorities and remains that way to this day, it's time to end the travesty the biggest crook in American history started *(Richard Nixon) and end Marijuana Prohibition once and for all.... View Comment
absolutely ridiculous, what a waste of time and resources. Tax and regulate this stuff, it's never going away, the only ones who profit from prohibition are drug lords and murderous kingpins, the only ones who suffer from it are people who have no place being involved in the criminal justice system. View Comment
this is one of the most poorly run businesses ive ever seen... ANYWHERE....full stop. I took my son last year, and it was like a joke, it's a shame, such nice grounds and a beautiful setting, but the people that work there are so poorly trained and have no idea whats going on, and the rides are so expensive, 7$ per slide to go down a kiddie slide is just stupid, I wonder if any of the people petitioning to save it have actually been there in the last year. View Comment
look at elmsford. one of the biggest school budgets IN THE NATION and also, ONE OF THE WORST IN THE NATION. EVERYBODY IN ELMSFORD SCHOOL DISTRICT SENDS THEIR KIDS TO PRIVATE SCHOOL (minus elsmford village) IT"S THE BIGGEST JOKE IN WEST CHESTER. EVERYONE HERE IS BEING TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF View Comment
first of all francis, you are wrong, this bridge does have pedestrian access. second of all, this draconian thinking that somehow not having pedestrian access will stop crazy people from jumping off bridges is arbitrary (and just plain stupid) whats your stance on the earth being round? you still fighting that one too? View Comment
County police should be eliminated all together, we are one of the only states left in America that has county police and county government, both of which are redundant, do nothing for the public and are a total waste of money and resources View Comment