Letters to the Editor for Friday, July 12

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionCan’t take four more years of amoral TrumpPeople with honor and dignity cannot stand working for President Trump very long.Now we have temporary, unconfirmed, acting heads of customs and border protection, acting homeland secretaries, acting heads of citizenship and immigration, acting defense secretary, and vacancies throughout the government.President Trump prefers acting people because they are compliant.One result is the terrible maltreatment of children on the U.S. southern border.We once were horrified to see Syrian parents and babies washing up to be virtual prisoners on the shores of Greece or arriving to find guns and barbed wire pointing at them in Hungary. Now, here in the United States, it’s little and non-nutritious food, little or no drinking water, no bathing, no sleeping, no parents, no asylum hearings, no love, all punishment for children in our care. Are we no better than Greece or Hungary?If we tolerate our amoral, shameless president for four more years, it will get worse. Take back our honor. Save the children. Close the camps.Help the world. Vote in 2020.David GibsonBallston LakeWhy should we all have to pay again?Why do we have to pay again?Montgomery County broke a contract for garbage disposal with Fulton County. I ask Matt Ossenfort, who is responsible. He is Montgomery county executive, just as Ann Thane was responsible for the city of Amsterdam.Who should take the blame for the $5 million in debt when she left?Who takes the blame that obviously we broke the contract by taking in garbage at a higher price than we were paying Fulton County?Who is responsible for the $450,000 that we must pay Fulton County? Was it the country executive, legislatures or some other employee?Who is responsible for the  $450,000 that we have to pay? This county has to smarten up. Ann Thane and her cohort Gerry DeCusatis should be liable for some of the city debt, just as Matt Ossenfort should be liable for the garbage fiasco — especially since now we have to pay more again for disposal. Ann Thane and Gerry DeCusatis both have nice, rewarded jobs with the state (paying $97,000 and $86,000 annually by state records). Maybe they should have their wages garnished to pay back the $5 million deficit, neve rmind blaming dead people and others. The county and city are on a bad path.Take off the rose-colored glasses. You might think things are getting better, but ride around and look.Enough is enough.Sandy “Rogo” RoginskiAmsterdamOnly help immigrants who are here legallyBravo. David DeMarco was absolutely right about coming into our country legally in his July 7 letter, (“Want rights? Enter the country legally”).I think we should help all immigrants who come legally, but I don’t think we should help those who come illegally.They broke our laws to get here and should not take away from those who are here legally or were born here.We have too many poor people who need our help and should get it. I also agree that only those who are legally here should get driver’s licenses.Carol VaccaSharon SpringsMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristslast_img read more

Woman beat daughter with a piece of wood

first_imgStuff co.nz 3 July 2015A woman who hit her daughter with a piece of wood will receive no further punishment, a judge has decided.The mother struck the girl with a piece of wood after she had stayed overnight at a friend’s house and didn’t tell the family where she was.The Christchurch District Court was earlier told that when the girl returned home she was beaten around the arms and legs with the wood. Other family members also assaulted her.The woman, who has name suppression to protect the girl, has completed counselling, and the other family members have had their charges resolved through the court.Defence counsel Anya Gartner said the woman’s counselling was a good outcome for the family who were now aware of the boundaries imposed on parents in New Zealand.Judge Jane Farish told the woman that her daughter did do a wrong thing and had put herself at risk without thinking through the consequences of her actions.http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/69938042/woman-beat-daughter-with-a-piece-of-woodlast_img read more

Eto’o hits back at ‘fool’ Mourinho

first_img Mourinho, who was also Eto’o’s manager at Inter Milan, was caught on camera making unguarded comments suggesting the Cameroon striker was older than his official age earlier this season. The 33-year-old, in line to feature in his fourth World Cup this summer, responded by celebrating his next Chelsea goal as if he was a geriatric. Press Association Samuel Eto’o has described Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho as a “fool” for questioning his age and vowed to play on at the highest level for some time to come. Following Chelsea’s final game of the season at Cardiff, Mourinho suggested Eto’o would depart this summer, at the end of his one-season deal. The Chelsea boss will wait until pre-season before determining the futures of his loan stars. Mourinho presented his end-of-season report to the Chelsea hierarchy on Monday, detailing his thoughts on all matters relating to the first-team squad. Definitive decisions on goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, striker Romelu Lukaku and the others who spent time away from Chelsea this season will wait until after training resumes on July 8. Courtois has impressed in his third consecutive season on loan at Atletico Madrid, helping the Spaniards to the May 24 Champions League final at the expense of his parent club, and could put pressure on Petr Cech as Chelsea number one. Lukaku spent a second straight season on loan in the Premier League, scoring 17 goals for Everton – a tally greater than any of the strikers who remained at Stamford Bridge. Others will also be looked at closely by Mourinho, including Victor Moses, who spent the season at Liverpool, and Marko Marin, who helped Sevilla to win the Europa League. After Chelsea’s final home game of the season, Mourinho insisted there was no rush to make decisions relating to his squad. Tellingly, though, captain John Terry signed a one-year contract extension 24 hours after Mourinho’s report was submitted. The fates of record goalscorer Frank Lampard and left-back Ashley Cole are still to be clarified, with their contracts expiring imminently. Now Eto’o, who is out of contract this summer after scoring 12 Chelsea goals, plans to continue to ply his trade in one of Europe’s top leagues. Eto’o told africanfootball.com: “Thanks for informing me that it will be my last World Cup. “Today, I am 33-years-old. And it is not because a fool called me an old man that you must believe it. “And you may have noticed that the old man was better than the youngsters. “Some believe I am going to retire in the United States or in the Middle East, but I have regained the joy of the Champions League and I am going to carry on playing in the Champions League. Where? I am not going to tell you. “But I am going to carry on playing because physically and mentally I feel great. “So I am going to go to this World Cup and to the next one when I will be 37. “Some did it at 42, so I can still play in two more World Cups.” last_img read more