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About FormerSomeone

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  1. FormerSomeone

    Have you gotten or plan to get the COVID-19 Vaccine?

    Just got my second Pfizer. Not happy about a rushed "experimental" vaccine . . . but it's better than the "don't poke 'n hope"/flat-Earther denial approach. Nothing ventured - nothing gained. And I wear masks. If nothing else it keeps me from absent-mindedly touching my face when out-and-about.
  2. FormerSomeone

    Sewage/water treatment Plant

    Not sewage plants. Sewers. The City/Villages control and maintains the sewers. If it doesn't get to the sewage treatment plant they can't treat it. The discharges are at Bevier St, Pennsylvania Ave., and anywhere there is a pump station. According to NY Alerts (free App) the wastewater plant in Vestal hasn't had a discharge since the flood of 2011. The City . . . every hard rain. And the DEC allows it. Because the other option would be back into the homes and streets. https://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/48595.html https://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/95794.html
  3. FormerSomeone

    Sewage/water treatment Plant

    Until you get the DEC to forbid the CSO discharges (Combined Sewer Overflow) along the Susquehanna River you cannot guarantee that the water sucked in for drinking is free of the sewage discharged by the storm drains. The wastewater treatment plant can't treat the frequent raw sewage discharge events that go directly into the river before it ever gets to them. That 295 million dollar project never increased the size of the City and Village sewer lines. Subscribe to NY Alerts (free) to get a warning of the tens of millions of gallons of combined sewage and storm water the City discharges directly into the river because it would cost too much to seperate storm water from sewage. Although the DEC has been asking for that for 40 years. The valley could have got by with a 1/4 smaller wastewater treatment plant if that had been done. To borrow a phrase from Morton Salt: "When it rains, lumpers pour out into the river". https://alert.ny.gov/enroll
  4. FormerSomeone

    Now That is A Damn Shame.

    True. I'd surrender my concealed carry permit if the Secret Service issued me a couple professional guards.
  5. FormerSomeone

    Reparations for minorities

    I'm OK with it - if we start with the Native Americans. But how far back do we go? Do we get a settlement from Cromwell for the purges of Ireland and Scotland that sent indentured servants to America? Do the Germans owe . . . everyone in Europe from 1800 to 1940? Do the French owe all of Europe for 1700 to 1800? Do the Romans owe the Celts and Brits and Francks? Humans are militant, nasty and aggressive. Deal with it. And there will be quite a bill to pay for the Civil War. I lost relatives for the Union in that war and, to my knowledge, we never were of a level to own slaves. Who owes who? A lot of the slaves were collected by neighboring tribes that sold to them to slave traders. Slavery existed in Africa between tribes. We didn't invent it in the Americas. Haile Selassie didn't outlaw slavery in Ethopia until 1942!
  6. FormerSomeone

    NY Legalizes Marijuana

    That's great. Perhaps someday NY will catch up to the Second Amendment and allow firearms to be as unregulated as mariguana will be now in NY.
  7. FormerSomeone

    Spain to launch trial of four-day (32 hr) work week

    I'm all for it. But I don't speak Spanish so I doubt I could find a job there. As Kaz says - I sold back seven vacation days last year I never had a chance to take and with no raise it was welcome income.
  8. FormerSomeone

    Hydroxychloroquine, articles, research, studies and treatments all in one spot

    Go ahead and use it. But please continue to wear masks so you don't infect those of us who aren't profoundly stupid before we can get a proper inoculation.
  9. FormerSomeone

    Trump attends fund raiser for dogs that China eats

    Dog meat is still routinely consumed in N/S Korea, lots of African countries, Vietnam, China and . . . Switzerland(!). Look it up. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dog_meat Really - it's none of our business what other countries allow. We have Domestic Issues to iron out first.
  10. FormerSomeone

    Prince Harry and Meghan

  11. FormerSomeone

    N.Y. Assembly to Investigate Cuomo’s Impeachment

    So is a Gubernatorial impeachment any more significant than a Presidential one? If not you can impeach Cuomo twice and it won't change a thing.
  12. FormerSomeone

    Prince Harry and Meghan

    Why is everyone still calling him "prince"? He renounced the honor. He's now just Harry Windsor - unemployed. Time to get a job and support the wife and kid(s).
  13. FormerSomeone

    Biden did not win. He cheated and is not rightfully President.

    If Biden was able to orchestrate all these things he obviously is far more intelligent and a better organizer than Trump. I'm good with the outcome. Which was fair and legal as the states decide what legal votes are and not a wanna-be tyrant. No one cares about Internet sites. They are rubbish. Get the evidence - if you have it - to the courts. Not just "he said, she said" rumors. It was asked for and not produced. Stop being a sheep and believeing what your shepherds feed you with no proof.
  14. FormerSomeone

    Estimated 9 Billion Already Dead From Texas Mask Mandate Reversal

    Seeing as there were "only" 8 billion people on Earth last year I guess as a species we're boned. But then 8 billion was 6 billion too many for sustainability. Probably for the best, really. Give the cats and porpoises a shot at development.
  15. FormerSomeone

    "The Muppet Show" Is Now Considered "Adult Content" By Disney

    It isn't easy being green. Unfortunately modern audiences are overly sensitive and have no sense of humor or appreciation for the absurd as entertainment. We will all eventually just be staring at blank screens - except the act of staring may be thought of as offensive to those who have no eyesight and will eventually be cancelled.