Comments for Brooklyn Heights Blog http://brooklynheightsblog.com Dispatches from America's first suburb Mon, 27 Feb 2017 21:53:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Comment on More Homeland Simulated Chaos This Sunday by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/82917/comment-page-1#comment-564594 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 21:53:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=82917#comment-564594 Woe is him?

I want to know more about shush ed…

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Comment on Heights Burglaries Continue in New Year by Forgettaboudithttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/82650/comment-page-1#comment-564593 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 21:52:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=82650#comment-564593 Are you serious? So now it’s the victims fault because of victim behavior? Just like its the spoon’s fault for making you fat. You really do lack fundamentals and common sense. Have you ever thought maybe, just maybe, it’s because of the large influx of thugs passing through to use the park?? I’ve seen first hand these groups of young “thugs” (if you want to even call them that) on multiple occasions either assault neighbors or mess with property. You should open up your eyes.

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Comment on More Homeland Simulated Chaos This Sunday by Reggiehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/82917/comment-page-1#comment-564592 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 20:18:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=82917#comment-564592 Indeed, who is you?

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Comment on More Homeland Simulated Chaos This Sunday by Boerum Billhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/82917/comment-page-1#comment-564591 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:14:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=82917#comment-564591 Man, screw Homeland! Not enough karate in that show!

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Comment on Sen. Squadron, at St. Charles Jubilee Senior Center, Opposes Budget Cuts for Senior Services by Vavrinec Feckohttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/82893/comment-page-1#comment-564590 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:04:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=82893#comment-564590 I signed the petition primarily because I believe our senior citizens deserve more. I’m curious to know what matters more to cut the budget by $17 million than quality of life of those that worked to create what we have today.

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Comment on More Homeland Simulated Chaos This Sunday by Film Forumhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/82917/comment-page-1#comment-564589 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 11:00:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=82917#comment-564589 There are several easy answers to the abuse being described here…instead of moaning how you are being assaulted, why don’t you simply do as dozens of other communities have done? In many neighborhoods. they can’t do this. Simple things like signs in windows, people standing at thier doors refusing to get out the shots, people refusing to be shush ed(!), all work really well…then there’s a new device…called an Airhorn!!! But you can’t control the situation sitting on line and moaning who is me….

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by You Know Who This Is....http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/82898/comment-page-1#comment-564588 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:40:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=82898#comment-564588 Those publications along with not so bright bart and national review could be given a simple time out to allow several more balanced genuine news organizations to come to the fore….More responsible publications like The American Free Press should be given more of a chance to be heard on forums like this blog…..

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by You Know Who....http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/82898/comment-page-1#comment-564587 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:30:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=82898#comment-564587 This is Amazing..Eddie and Mary were the first ones to call for the banning of Jeff Smith/WSW from the blog now you’re what? the great libertarians?

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Eddydehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/82898/comment-page-1#comment-564586 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 02:35:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=82898#comment-564586 A reasonable point of view in my book, what’s your beef?

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Annabelle Hodgeshttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/82898/comment-page-1#comment-564585 Sun, 26 Feb 2017 22:22:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=82898#comment-564585 are you for real?

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Comment on More Homeland Simulated Chaos This Sunday by NYC118http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/82917/comment-page-1#comment-564584 Sun, 26 Feb 2017 19:13:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=82917#comment-564584 Shooting is not on Livingston, it’s on Schermerhorn.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by StudioBrooklynhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/82898/comment-page-1#comment-564583 Sun, 26 Feb 2017 13:50:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=82898#comment-564583 You sound like you’re making a request of me. Who do you think I am, the admin?

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Eddydehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/82898/comment-page-1#comment-564582 Sun, 26 Feb 2017 13:41:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=82898#comment-564582 I meant it metaphorically, “it’s open thread, say what you like”
National politics can be relevant to the neighborhood as well.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Bagel.http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/82898/comment-page-1#comment-564581 Sun, 26 Feb 2017 06:33:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=82898#comment-564581 Dont let the whiners hijack this site. There is enough hate speech, fake news, real news and other crap to kill us all. Please let the site remain about nabe issues and not be turned into some Ny times style rag.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by StudioBrooklynhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/82898/comment-page-1#comment-564580 Sun, 26 Feb 2017 03:27:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=82898#comment-564580 Well said. Last week, I think, I commented about the questionable relevance of national politics in this forum. But hey if that’s what locals are interested in discussing, this becomes a pretty good place to do it.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Banethttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/82898/comment-page-1#comment-564579 Sun, 26 Feb 2017 01:43:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=82898#comment-564579 While I think there’s plenty of room for intelligent political discourse on this blog, nothing here is protected by the first amendment.

This is a private website. The owners can set whatever rules they want and allow or disallow whatever content or comments they want.

Just to remind everyone of the exact language of the 1st Amendment:

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Robertohttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/82898/comment-page-1#comment-564578 Sat, 25 Feb 2017 18:41:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=82898#comment-564578 Trump’s concern about the “lying press” has interesting historical precedents (German: L├╝genpresse, lit. ‘lying press.’). Throughout the 19th century in Germany, groups across the political spectrum labelled opponents with the lying tag. Cathoolics, Communists and Nazis utilized the equal opportunity term.

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Comment on Reminders: BHA Annual Meeting Monday; Plymouth Stuff-A-Sack Sale Continues Sunday by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/82902/comment-page-1#comment-564577 Sat, 25 Feb 2017 17:26:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=82902#comment-564577 I always attend the BHA annual meeting, and hope to see other BHB commenters there.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/82898/comment-page-1#comment-564576 Sat, 25 Feb 2017 17:24:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=82898#comment-564576 Write directly to Moderator Claude Scales and he can forward your e-mail. I’ve had other requests…

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/82898/comment-page-1#comment-564575 Sat, 25 Feb 2017 17:21:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=82898#comment-564575 The Brooklyn Heights Association has a Tree Fund, to which I donate when I renew my membership.

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Comment on Sen. Squadron, at St. Charles Jubilee Senior Center, Opposes Budget Cuts for Senior Services by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/82893/comment-page-1#comment-564574 Sat, 25 Feb 2017 17:15:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=82893#comment-564574 I followed the link above, signed the petition. I don’t use the center, but might in the future.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Robertohttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/82898/comment-page-1#comment-564573 Sat, 25 Feb 2017 16:30:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=82898#comment-564573 I completely support your sane point of view. To bar “political” comments here would destroy an essential strength of this blog: a neighborhood voice which recognizes its relationship to what’s going on beyond our boundaries.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Eddydehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/82898/comment-page-1#comment-564572 Sat, 25 Feb 2017 13:53:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=82898#comment-564572 It’s an “Open Thread” protected under the First amendment.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Non fake newshttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/82898/comment-page-1#comment-564571 Sat, 25 Feb 2017 13:49:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=82898#comment-564571 This is not a political site. We hear enough of this daily bickering. Go jump in a lake.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Jorale-manhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/82898/comment-page-1#comment-564570 Sat, 25 Feb 2017 13:35:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=82898#comment-564570 I noticed that when the building on the left of your photo repaved their front sidewalks, they included planters for trees. So presumably there’s hope that trees will return to this block eventually. I’d be pretty unhappy if I had a window facing the street and suddenly all the green and shade had disappeared.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by MaryThttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/82898/comment-page-1#comment-564569 Sat, 25 Feb 2017 12:55:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=82898#comment-564569 .. were BARRED! Outrageous! Un-American!

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by MaryThttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/82898/comment-page-1#comment-564568 Sat, 25 Feb 2017 12:51:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=82898#comment-564568 Add to that ‘nasty’ list: LA Times, BuzzFeed, Politico, BBC, and Huffington..

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by MaryThttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/82898/comment-page-1#comment-564567 Sat, 25 Feb 2017 12:42:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=82898#comment-564567 Guess what? Trump has barred the ‘fake news’ NYT and CNN from White House conferences! So much for Freedom of the Press.

I think if everyone subscribes to the Times, at least online, we’ve made a statement. It’s about $10 per month – a couple of lattes with tip. Students and teachers get discounts. And REMOVE Fox and Breitbart off our devices until this White House wakes up and smells the Constitution!

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Comment on New Info Breathes Life into Effort to Block Pier Six Towers by Claude Scaleshttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/82914/comment-page-1#comment-564566 Sat, 25 Feb 2017 04:02:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=82914#comment-564566 I actually read it as $800 million, and need to clean my glasses. Thanks; I’ve made the correction.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by TeddyNYChttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/82898/comment-page-1#comment-564565 Sat, 25 Feb 2017 02:24:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=82898#comment-564565 Well, now I know what to thank for the 9/11 flashback.

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