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Patch Comments: 'This Is Not the Love Canal, Sweetheart'

The Indian Point shut-down, electric car charging stations, and the key to a good and long marriage are just some of the topics that got Hudson Valley Patch users talking on our comments board last week.

Editor's Note: Following are comments from some of the stories that got Patch users talking last week: 

"Spokesman Jerry Nappi said no radioactivity was released and there was no threat to the public or the workers. Always the same story and I still don't believe it!" -- Wendy Kelly

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"You know I'm kinda tired of people making comments on things that they really do not know anything about. My husband works at Indian Point and he tells me pretty much everything that is going on. There is not need to be concerned. They shut down the Unit's when there is a maintenance issue. This is not the Love Canal sweetheart. In a year you get more radiation from the sun than you would ever receive from Indian Point in your entire lifetime." -- MH

Bedford Pursues Electric Car Charging Stations for Public Use

"On one hand, I welcome the use of renewable energy, on the other hand I hope this wont increase local taxes which are already very high..." -- F.

NY Rangers to Help Repair Ice Casino

"This is great news. I am glad the Ice Casino is getting the necessary attention and some of it is through donations to people that care." -- ArTDecoPlayLand

Legislators Rethink Community College Chargebacks

"I am happy that our legislators are starting to think rather than just react." -- Mike Hirsch

... and ...

"i am still trying to come to grips with paying for someone to go to FIT" -- stephany

Yorktown Couple Married for 53 Years: 'Marriage is Worth Working On'

"What an awesome witness on marriage! May you both be blessed with much more love and happiness together!" -- TimRobyn Foote

to MH.. about Indian Point...it is not acceptable to have any people caused events..as we all have read the indian pointers caused the shut down...wow great crew there....and then we read about employees stealing copper pipes etc?? this is not a typical power plant..thisis onethat is situated near 20 plus million people...every employee should be re-evaluated as its obvious they arent doing their jobs correctly..this should be a ultra secure site..it is obvious there are many problems...not allowed!!!!!how do we know if any employees have been contacted by any outside group to do harm..because it in reality they arent protecting this plant that well...we need a federal investigation ASAP of everyone......THE New York Region is way too populated to be put at any risk whatsoever....Our Gov should drop everything and conduct a investigation ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Peter Clerkin February 17, 2013 at 07:08 PM
Really ? this is the best you could do. Not even sign a name and sign on with a . (period). No credibility here !
Bill February 17, 2013 at 08:42 PM
Every nuclear reactor serious accident was due to an unexpected and unanticipated cause. Detroit, Windscale, Three Mile Island, Lucens, Chalk River, Idaho Falls, Chernobyl, Fukushima...Reactor accidents that no body ever expected to blow up. All these nuclear reactor failures were due to a new factor never dreamed of. Yet they happened. Like we hear from stockbrokers selling us a stock, "previous performance is no guarantee of future activity." The poor, simple woman who said 'this is not Love Canal, sweetheart" certainly got that right. We LOST Love Canal in Buffalo to industrial poisons; with no great loss to the entire nation. Ponder the loss of a fifty mile-wide strip south from Peekskill out into the Atlantic; includung the FIVE BOROUGHS of New York City; Westchester, Rockland, Nassau, part of Suffolk; and a bit of Fairfield CT; and Hudson, Bergan, and part of Essex NJ counties... Imponderable, sweetheart.
Charles Bloom February 19, 2013 at 12:00 AM
In response to MH: Try using proper grammar in your comments. You wrote, "They shut down the Unit's when there is a maintenance issue." Why did you capitalize the "u" in "unit," and why did you use an apostrophe? Is the unit in possession of something. Your sentence literally means "They shut down the [object that the unit is in possession of] when there is a maintenance issue." That doesn't make any sense. If you're going to post comments advocating for the continued operation of a dangerous, environmentally hazardous facility, at least show that you can effectively manage Standard American English.
Aidan February 19, 2013 at 01:00 AM
" Is the unit in possession of something." You need a question mark. Glass houses ...
Nummy February 19, 2013 at 01:48 AM
"Alex, I'll take 'Things Only I Know' for $200"
Charles Bloom February 19, 2013 at 08:48 PM
Wow, Aidan, you're mature. You're using a photo of a movie character with a sword as your profile photo. I'll accept your feedback once I'm convinced I'm not arguing with a ten-year-old.
Aidan February 19, 2013 at 10:25 PM
Stop criticizing others who want their thoughts heard. It's not an English class. Be less of a snob.
Bill February 20, 2013 at 04:59 AM
Charles, where's your profile photo? How do we know who or what you are? Maybe you're a dog. On the Internet, no one knows you're a dog (Google it if you've never seen the cartoon). And I like the photo, It's from The Princess Bride! "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You kill my father. Prepare to die!" I'm guessing you won't like my profile photo, either.

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