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55tbird
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I wonder how much $$$grease it took......


Anyone who doesn't think that this decision was AT LEAST partially political isn't looking hard enough...

Rensselaer County had two entries, but that county is a republican strong hold and is the home of Joe Bruno
Schoharie County had one entry and is predominantly a republican county.
Schenectady County had one entry is predominantly a democratic county.

Members of the Casino Board are Cuomo hacks... when you add it up, we should have known all along.


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Well, think of it this way...

Even if this casino is only mildly successful, at least you'll get a influx of higher quality drugs and hookers.




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Quoted from CICERO
Schenectady - behind the times.  Casino gambling has been declining around the country for years.  The only way this would be a game changer in Schenectady is if there was a sport book inside.  I believe casino sports gambling is not allowed in NY.  All gambling can be done on-line.  The millenials will gamble online.  There will be a short term bump in economic activity, but once it levels out, the cost for the city to support it will exceed the overall economic benefit.  Why?  Because once the city see's the revenue increase, every city employee union will jack their pay and suck up all the revenue.  It will never result in lower taxes.


There are lots of places in Schenectady already to bet on sports or to play texas hold'em.

Good hold'em dealers make over $300 a night in tips on a decent night at the freelance(non government sanctioned) games.

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Making fun of people who believe in equal rights instead of corporate rights shows your corporate loyalty.



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Making fun of people who believe in equal rights instead of corporate rights shows your corporate loyalty.




That's because your idea of equal rights is all about you!
You believe your equal rights are more important, and
as long as it benefits you regardless of the impact on others, so be it...that's why!
Didn't read anywhere that Libertarians are so one way...all about your rights and okay
to trample on others.


JUST BECAUSE SISSY SAYS SO DOESN'T MAKE IT SO...BUT HE THINKS IT DOES!!!!!  
JUST BECAUSE MC1 SAYS SO DOESN'T MAKE IT SO!!!!!  
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Quoted from 55tbird


Anyone who doesn't think that this decision was AT LEAST partially political isn't looking hard enough...

Rensselaer County had two entries, but that county is a republican strong hold and is the home of Joe Bruno
Schoharie County had one entry and is predominantly a republican county.
Schenectady County had one entry is predominantly a democratic county.

Members of the Casino Board are Cuomo hacks... when you add it up, we should have known all along.




And let's not forget the kickbacks - Galesi giving money to the political party that awarded him the casino on his tax exempt property, a property that has no end date for the examption


Optimists close their eyes and pretend problems are non existent.  
Better to have open eyes, see the truths, acknowledge the negatives, and
speak up for the people rather than the politicos and their rich cronies.
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Quoted from sanfordy2
who knew what all along comes next  


and dont kid yourself... now's the time to say goodbye to the titanic...before the new "crew" of homeowners wises up to the tax problems here  
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Quoted from rpforpres
Box I totally agree with you. It can't get worse and if Schenectady residents are hired and if it lowers our taxes I'm all for it.
Only will occur and believed a positive if guaranteed in writing on these 2 points.   But since pols always keep their word nothing to worry about.   And will taxes be lowered leading up to the offered tax reduction some 2-3 years away?   Or will they be raised over the next 2-3 years then lowered back down over a higher tax rate 2-3 years from now.

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Quoted from bumblethru


Exactly!!

We have talked to 'at least' 5 folks today who live in the county....and come springtime, there homes are going up for sale. however, they fear they are too late. they think that the casino will make home values go down. HOWEVER.....we have also talked to folks who are saying their property values just doubled. so who the hell knows ....that's to be seen.
One thing is for sure....the construction industry will see a major BOOM!!!!



It is what it is folks.........Schenectady is now a run-a-way train....agree with the direction it's going in or not.....no sense bit@hing about it anymore.........it is what it is and will be for decades to come.


More Union jobs whose members traditionally vote democratic.
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Casinos dont only employ house keeping and blackjack dealers

Security are ex military, retired cops. A paramedic team is on call 24 7.

Facilities/maintanence  knowledge of construcion trades

Hospitality managment that is probably graduating from SCC

Sure the valet wont be like vegas but even vegas isnt like vegas

people that are retired can supplement thir incom. Young people in assist managment can spring board to other gaming propertie.

Slot techicians are in demand everywhere

Maybe the local bakeries will suppy some  bread for the steakhouse  ( there is always a steakhouse )

And dont forget the IT department and survalience.

Casinos always hire local- thats part of the deal . Sure  their managment form other properties will get it set up
Yes it's true there is a paramedic staff on call 24/7.   You would'nt want the seniors to pass on too early,not before they have lost all their $$$.   In fact your chances of surviving a heart attack at a casinoi is greater than if you had one at a fast food restaurant.

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Quoted from joebxr

That's because your idea of equal rights is all about you!
You believe your equal rights are more important, and
as long as it benefits you regardless of the impact on others, so be it...that's why!
Didn't read anywhere that Libertarians are so one way...all about your rights and okay
to trample on others.


Really, trample on the rights of corporations to have government sanctioned rights that regular people can't have.

I'm such a selfish person.

Demanding equal rights for all is selfish.

Your IQ just dropped below 15.

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maybe REMS could be the private ambulance service? or will it be Mohawk.....ooooooo....what a windfall.....


...you are a product of your environment, your environment is a product of your priorities, your priorities are a product of you......

The replacement of morality and conscience with law produces a deadly paradox.


STOP BEING GOOD DEMOCRATS---STOP BEING GOOD REPUBLICANS--START BEING GOOD AMERICANS

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Market 32 will look cooler across from the casino.......price chopper just doesn't have that gaming edge......


...you are a product of your environment, your environment is a product of your priorities, your priorities are a product of you......

The replacement of morality and conscience with law produces a deadly paradox.


STOP BEING GOOD DEMOCRATS---STOP BEING GOOD REPUBLICANS--START BEING GOOD AMERICANS

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the hooplah will be over in a short time........Erie BLVD....impassable.....Scotia Bridge......nightmare.....transients galore.......crime???

will be more "ladies of the night".......and so on and on..

the City and County officials will delight in this "present"......but will any of them actually participate in the gambling??? and take a chance to lose

the money they pilfered out of the taxpayers???.....

This casino is not a good venture........and who has the $$$ to even venture there once......



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Quoted from BuckStrider
Well, think of it this way...Even if this casino is only mildly successful, at least you'll get a influx of higher quality drugs and hookers.


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the hooplah will be over in a short time........Erie BLVD....impassable.....Scotia Bridge......nightmare.....transients galore.......crime???
will be more "ladies of the night".......and so on and on..the City and County officials will delight in this "present"......but will any of them actually participate in the gambling??? and take a chance to lose the money they pilfered out of the taxpayers???.....This casino is not a good venture........and who has the $$$ to even venture there once......
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The future of Schenectady? Substitute the name Galesi for Tannen


And the Police patrolling in military vehicles late at night


Party night in Schenectady



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