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Phil Brown, recently retired editor of The Adirondack Explorer, has a blog post up about the Adirondack Welcome Center’s Walk of Fame and whet…

Years ago, in my ignorance, I wrote that if global warming were really real, I was going to enjoy the relief it would bring from the unremitti…

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Mike ... no. No Jack Ma. You don't get in just because, as a rich and famous adult, you buy a second (or a fifth) home in the Adirondacks. But maybe that suggestion was tongue in cheek. And the Blue Line may be arbitrary, but lines have to be drawn somewhere. Glens Falls is not in the Adiron…

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Will Doolittle commented on Blog: Making quotes acceptable

Functionally speaking, that makes less sense (you don't always know who your father is -- more than one man may step forward to claim a successful son, but that sort of confusion is a lot less likely with mothers). But to your larger point -- yes. I don't think quotes that reference "wo…

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Will Doolittle commented on Blog: Hate is here, posing as a joke

I don't consider a comedian equivalent to the president of the country, do you? Presidents stand alone in the importance of the example they set, so the only fair comparison is with other presidents. Compare Trump with any president whose behavior I'm a bit familiar with -- say, since FDR --…

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On the home page, the post is identified as the blog "I Think Not" with Will Doolittle.

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Will Doolittle commented on BLOG: They are who they pretend to be

W. Yes, I have read "Mother Night." It was a long time ago, but it made a big impression on me. The quote is from Vonnegut, and it is about "Mother Night." I'm not sure where you got the plot summary, but if you look just slightly deeper on numerous sites online, you will…

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Will Doolittle commented on Blog: Ignore Alex Jones

Newspapers, TV stations, etc. are private businesses. They are not agencies of the government. Their 1st Amendment right is to print anything they want, just as it would be your right to print anything you want, if you were to publish a paper. There is considerably more diversity among publi…

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The president has tremendous power, control of the government and his party controls Congress. He has literally millions of supporters. Against that, you have the press, which is not his enemy, unless truth is his enemy. The press is trying to get at the truth, not attack the president. And …

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You're right, nicotine is classified as a stimulant, and the editorial has been changed to reflect that.

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Will Doolittle commented on Blog: Ignore Alex Jones

Well, you must not have spent much time on the web if you think there are rules about what can be posted. You miss the point, over and over. Perhaps you're ignoring it? Freedom of speech, guaranteed by the Constitution, involves freedom from censorship or control by the government. Freedom o…

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Will Doolittle commented on Blog: Ignore Alex Jones

No one said anything about banning any speech. In fact, the whole point of the blog post is that private people or companies have the right to say or to publish whatever they like. In this case, Facebook and the others have decided they don't like Alex Jones. Free speech rights protect peopl…