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Sara Weinberger, you wrote, " My extended family was murdered while so much of the world was silent, yet even in Poland, people like my mother’s Christian friend, Marisha, acted to help Jews". "I can only hope that Northampton will not remain silent in the face of any acts of public hatred towards anyone". Don't you see, Sara Weinberger, that there are people today who are acting to prevent murder and oppression. They are the ones protesting at synagogues. And today, you are the silent one. ...(full comment)

Sara Weinberger: A visit to family home the Holocaust took away

Snow predicted in Scotland tomorrow, August 20th. Must be from something the experts call global warming, I mean climate change, I mean climate disruption .... http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2727734/Wet-cold-bank-holiday-way-forecasters-warn-two-weeks-bad-weather-ahead.html ...(full comment)

Study finds humans responsible for most of melting glaciers

The comments, as they appear online, do not show paragraph breaks. When I write them and submit them, I do put in paragraph breaks. I agree that they are more readable when I submit them with the paragraph breaks than they are as they appear online. My comments are always very well researched. ...(full comment)

Mary Kenny: Horrified that someone burned synagogue’s flag

AND TO TOP IF OFF--SOME WANT THE LOW INCOME HOMES TO BE BUILT--DO THEY EVEN HAV E A CLUE!!!! TIME TO CLEAN HOUSE AND BREAK UP THE CLICK. ...(full comment)

Life after the failed override: Southampton cuts back, from Highway Department furloughs down to eliminating paper towel budget

Yay Bill! ...(full comment)

Richard W.Tracy: Full-page ad on Social Security office off-base

I want to make this perfectly clear: Zionist and Israeli leaders like Theodor Herzl, David Ben Gurion, Golda Meir, Moshe Dyan Ariel Sharon, Benjamin Netanyahu and others have openly spoken of their intention to exterminate or expel the Palestinians since 1896. These statements are available for all to read. There were virtually no Jews in Palestine for nearly 2,000 years. The Jewish migration from Palestine began 450 years before Christ. They went to the trading centers of western Asia and eastern Europe. If you had ever read the Bible you would know this. Read the book of Acts. Look at who the Epistles of Paul are addressed to. The creation of Israel was not a partition; it was an invasion. Israel was created by murdering whole villages of people and expelling the people of other villages. The villages where people were murdered were not chosen because of anything that the people had done; they were chosen twenty years in advance because of the strategic location of these villages. The expelled people are the people who have been Palestinian refugees since 1948. Since 1967 Israel has imposed a brutal occupation on the refugees that they created. They have demolished Palestinian homes and created Israeli settlements on Palestinian land. Palestinian people are occupied: they have no army, navy or air force. Their rockets are homemade and ineffective. They are more a protest than a weapon. The ultimate aim of the Israelis is the expulsion of the people of the West Bank and Gaza. Again, they speak openly about this. All you have to do is open your eyes and read. Few Irish or other people still believe in the myths of the ancient Celts. Why do you and other Israel supporters choose the founding myths of a bronze-age Middle Eastern tribe over Christianity? Many American Jews have chosen a God of love and ethics over the prehistoric tribal myths of the ancient Israelis. You can choose "love thy neighbor, " which is originally from Leviticus 19:18: "Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I [am] the LORD." Certainly many Jews today include all people as their neighbors. For Christians, Jesus, in the story of the good Samaritan, expanded the meaning of "love thy neighbor" to include all people. Another commandment, Exodus 20: 7 says "Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain." Using God's name to support murder and expulsion is certainly taking his name in vain. Choose real Christianity or Judaism and don't be a slave to symbols and tokens. ...(full comment)

Mary Kenny: Horrified that someone burned synagogue’s flag

I'll vote for you! ...(full comment)

Richard W.Tracy: Full-page ad on Social Security office off-base

You failed to fully comprehend the article: "Another cost-saving measure has nothing to do with the failed override.... Because of an increase in the cost of busing, the Norris School’s transportation budget ended up with a deficit of nearly $50,000." And to many of us, the true 'fiscal economic terrorists' are those town governments who cannot manage a budget, and instead keep demanding overrides. Being forced to sell your house because you can no longer afford the taxes is tragic; having to pay $225 per child for the school bus ride is not. ...(full comment)

Life after the failed override: Southampton cuts back, from Highway Department furloughs down to eliminating paper towel budget

Right on! ...(full comment)

Richard W.Tracy: Full-page ad on Social Security office off-base

Thanks, back. Hope it will be of use to others. ...(full comment)

Norma Akamatsu: Husband’s illness sparks a ‘living eulogy’

Thanks, Jonathan, for remarks and suggesting I check Gazette.net. One other post from a stranger.... ...(full comment)

Norma Akamatsu: Husband’s illness sparks a ‘living eulogy’

Hos do tiny kids make it to the border? Accompanied by adults other than parents or older children who dump them once in the U.S., or by paid human traffickers who likewise dump them. Or their separated from accompanying adults who are not considered legal guardians by the U.S. in the process of processing arrested migrants. This is not information that anyone has to ask: it is readily available for any literate person in the mainstream media. Which begs the question of which asinine conspiracy theory the author of this letter is trying to imply without stating literally. That they were imported by the Democrats to drum up a crisis? That they are in fact small adults in costume? That they are being used to smuggle drugs or chemical weapons into the U.S.? C'mon man! At least entertain us by spelling out what YOU think is going on. ...(full comment)

Charles LaPiene: What 6-year-old do you know who could go 1,220 miles without dying?'

Pathetic is the fact that the salary people didn't get hurt. ...(full comment)

Life after the failed override: Southampton cuts back, from Highway Department furloughs down to eliminating paper towel budget