Thursday, December 31, 2015

Walmart Shopping List For New Year's Eve



  • Ski Masks
  • Machete
  • Knives
  • Duct tape
  • Zip ties
  • Ammonia


Shouldn't there be a waiting period & background check for purchasing these items together?


HOW'S THE NY S.A.F.E. ACT WORKING??

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm just wondering what school district wants to jump up and take credit for this mental tower of power.

One day he's talking bomb, and then he proves he's too damn stupid to employ an empty 2 liter bottle and some aluminum foil + secret ingredient you can only learn from 5000 web pages.

The SAFE act certainly works to protect fools.

AND
A big hand of applause to the wife of the armed robber playing Maya in the City. What's she going to do with the truck full of fireworks on the Troop-Howell now? Will Bill Roadblock buy them for Greece to use July 4th? Maybe Bill can store them out on Swamp Road till Summer.

Anonymous said...

What? It's not a logical statement if only the dog can understand it.

Anonymous said...

I'd guess she heard on the tom toms. The white Eskimo thugs that make up her voting block were going to "shake their booty" new year eve. Thus the need to chicken out.

Anonymous said...

Sit 9:20 SIT

Anonymous said...

New tax bill, same assessment, a 11.4% increase for the Barnard fire district.
THAT is CRIMINAL.

SCATS said...

To 12:40PM ~~ Yup, the fire districts don't let that 2% tex cap crap get in their way. Last year, Greece Ridge hiked theirs over 7%! Not sure how they all compare so far this year. Anyway you slice it, having so many FD's is COSTLY to Greece homeowners.

Charlie Hubbard said...

to 2:53 - Scats, are you saying fire districts do not have to adhere to the tax cap?
Will this have a negative effect on the tax cap rebate? I hope to get some answers and find this item 'very' concerning - these fire district taxes represent approx. 25% of our total local taxes not counting school taxes.
Thanks for your time and once again for the service you provide.

SCATS said...

To Charlie ~~ It appears that they do NOT adhere to the tax cap. As far as we're aware, they never have.

Anonymous said...

Is this terrorism?
Created: 01/03/2016 1:07 PM WHEC.com

A Sodus man is facing charges after Wayne County Sheriff's deputies say he attacked his roommate with a running chainsaw.

Deputies say that the incident happened when 60-year-old Curtis Clarke of Ridge Road got into a physical altercation with his roommate.

Clarke reportedly attacked his roommate with a running chainsaw.

Though Clarke managed to cut his roommate's clothes, the roommate was able to get away without injury. He later called 911.

Clarke left the scene, and was located at a later date. He was found with the chainsaw that he allegedly used in the initial altercation.

Deputies report that Clarke will face charges for Criminal Possession of a Weapon, as well as second degree Attempted Assault, second degree menacing, and fourth degree Criminal Mischief.

Clarke was brought to the Town of Sodus Court. He was held in the Wayne County Jail in place of bail.

According to deputies, Clarke will appear in the Town of Sodus Court at a later date.

SCATS said...

To 6:31PM ~~ Only if you are the roommate!

Anonymous said...

Wayne County Deputies were probably smart enough to send in an undercover Terrorism Xspert to make sure he was out of chain saw gas before they arrested him too.

Sure do lend a different meaning to Do me with a running chain saw though.

Anonymous said...

No. It is not an act of terrorism.

SCATS said...

To 8:15AM ~~ Actually, you are only half right. In the broadest sense, this was terrorism. But the narrower definition we're hearing about related to ISIS, etc. means threatening violence for political gain.

Anonymous said...

I'm more scared of the UNION TERRORISTS in the Firehouse and their ability to tax me out of my house the next time they "need" new comfortable recliners or a pretty red truck to park near a burning building while they tell the owner "That's why you have insurance".

Greece Fire Departments make Bill Reilich look like a penny pincher.

Anonymous said...

My fire insurance premiums seem very low for the value of my house. I wonder what fire insurance costs other places that don't have the fire equipment we have in our community?
I know people in Steuben County that pay much higher fire insurance then I do here in Greece. but of course their taxes are lower. This is not praise or criticism, I'm just wondering

SCATS said...

To 3:53PM ~~ Don't forget that within Greece there are FOUR different fire districts & each has their own rate with Greece Ridge's being the highest last time I checked.

Charlie Hubbard said...

We now know if your fire district exceeded the tax cap your 'rebate' check will be adjusted 'down' to reflect this.

Anonymous said...

There's 7 fire houses by my count

2 on Long Pond
Latta
Ridge Way
Dewey
N Greece
Ling

Braddock Bay closed last year and sold. Someone's storage in there now

Anonymous said...

3:53 your "fire" insurance is near impossible to break out of your Homeowner Insurance, so a true comparison is also near impossible.
The Fire portion of the rate is set primarily by distance to the firehouse and distance to the hydrant followed by Class of Department serving your address. All Greece Departments hold the same Class rating.

There are but a handfull of places in Greece where distance to hydrant comes into play now that water lines are on almost all roads in the Town.
If you think you have a low rate, check into what you can get from a Mutual Carrier as opposed to a Stockholder Carrier.

The problem of 4 Departments in the Town is of minimal impact as well, other than the interdepartment one upsmanship when it cooks down to Fire Palaces and My truck cost more than Your truck. They are all IAFF staffed Union Departments run by egomaniacs who try to outdo each other in spending. As Taxing Authorities they can all be brought to rein IF taxpayers get off their asses and force it. As long as Taxpayers continue to ignore Fire Department Votes the spending will go up and up. Look to history and you see North Greece squeezed back into line in the 1930s by pissed taxpayers who saw no need for a truck that could run to a fire at 90mph.
Until taxpayers demand quality at reasonable cost taxpayers will get the service they deserve.

SCATS said...

To 8:22PM ~~ Your point? There's still FOUR fire districts each with redundancies as 8:24PM mentions.

Anonymous said...

Part of the premium is determined by the distance between the firehouse and the insured property. If you eliminate one or more of the firehouses (as it is implied there are too many), you inherently affect some properties and thereby increase their premiums. I think that is partly the point being made.

SCATS said...

To 7:19AM ~~ I'm not seeing that on my homeowner's policy. So, I asked my agent. They had no idea what I was talking about. Unless you live in a very big city, having ONE firehouse per town/suburb is typical across this country from my experiences. Distance to the hydrant is a different issue.

I'd like to know how taxes for fire protection compare to taxes for police protection. At least the cops are out there doing SOMETHING daily. The firemen aren't necessarily.

Anonymous said...

Agents are not Underwriters pussicat, and years of experience have told me agents are not much different from refrigerator salesmen at Sears.
No agent can quote a price until after the address has been punched into Mr Computer containing all underwriting information in 2016. The rate is set based on risks, including your credit rating, in NY. Carriers are allowed to share information including past claims to advantage the Carrier. All Carriers have the same information available. You want to save money on insurance, eliminate the Agent who gets a commission and go direct to a MUTUAL carrier such as AMICA or 21st Century who are not paying dividends to stockholders, and shop insurance every 2 or 3 years.

Department fire protection ratings are set via a huge database maintained by Carriers via a contractor. Some departments are excellent and others are pathetic. The rating is determined by how well the Department puts fires out and minimizes cost to the Carrier. Since there are fewer fires per 1000 population in 2015 than there were in 1950, rating data is also mined from what a bean counter presumes to be a method of determining how a Department will perform. STAFFING, anticipated time of arrival, and gallons of water per minute that can be delivered are big inputs.

Greece Fire Taxes have gone wild since IAFF members managed to take control of Greece Fire Departments from Volunteers! That's easily provable. Members of IAFF working for the City FD routinely say Greece members are obscenely overpaid in comparison to Rochester Firefighters.

Charlie Hubbard said...

to 7:19 (anonymous) - I am not aware of any 'implied' solution - frankly I think you are making that up.
We should always keep in mind 'you can't 'fix' a problem until you first admit you 'have' a problem'.
We presently have some of the highest property taxes in country. When a taxing authority levies an 11.4% tax increase anyone who cares about the future of our community damn well should be asking some questions. A $100,000 home is now paying $550 in the Barnard district - keep adding 10,11% increases each year and at some point you better believe 'something' will have to be done.

Anonymous said...

http://www.scribd.com/doc/294375817/Rochester-Criminal-Complaint

The official Criminal Complaint on the Terrorist.
He's obviously a graduate of a fine school system.

SCATS said...

To 3:07PM ~~ I'm fairly aware of the various insurance games. I have a nice high credit score and reshop insurance every other year just to keep things economical. My auto insurance, homeowner's and liability insurances are among the lowest I've heard of, happily :)

To 3:51PM ~~ Thank you!

Anonymous said...

To Scat 12:41 AM

My point? There's SEVEN FIRE HOUSES. Calling them a fire districts or men from mars doesn't change the fact we have seven houses to support, not a hundred. If you want to reduce the cost, a number of them will have to go. Example, five cost less then seven, right?

Which of the seven to you want to close because of redundancies?

SCATS said...

To 11:57AM ~~ Actually, if you want to get down to actual real estate, the problem goes beyond the firehouses themselves. Greece Ridge acquired the adjacent property and has a gym, kitchen & other facilities inside. Is it needed? Is it used? Going further, do the FDs need to show up for EVERY MVA?? I think not! Close examination would likely show lots of waste within Greece's FDs. Why not have a single centralized FD? If it's good enough for the police, or other towns, why isn't it good enough for Greece?

Anonymous said...

The geography and traffic of the Town of Greece damn near mandate the number of fire houses to maintain insurance ratings due to response times.
Lakeshore has closed houses and concentrated equipment and isn't saving money although they are providing sorry service to Lakeshore District residents.

Staffing will not fall is fire houses are eliminated as staffing is set by national standards.

Responding fire equipment to MVAs is a huge waste of money, but has been built into the service to justify higher staffing. It's also known as showing the equipment to the people who pay for the toys, Public Image.

RRFD took over the Greece Grange building as the Grange collapsed for want of membership. The kitchen and gym existed as part of the Grange. Is it necessary to firefighting? Absolutely not, but you aren't going to get it away from them.
You're fighting a Very Powerful UNION, and IAFF make Union Teachers look like beginners.

Greece residents can't even get together and vote a School Budget down, does anyone expect Bill & Bunny Sixpack to leave their Cable TV on a cold night to vote NO to a new fire truck?

Anonymous said...

How many Tax Dollars did it cost Greece Taxpayers in equipment and overtime for the IAFF boys to go on their goodwill equipment showoff the last time there was flooding in the Southern part of the State?