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10/17/04 11:23 - ID#33072

Not Enough



Project Vote Smart is a great site, but neither George Bush nor John Kerry have submitted their issue positions. Is it that much to ask of them? Just tell me exactly where you stand. There is way too much rhetoric out there, and not enough nitty gritty.
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10/13/04 12:13 - ID#33071

Pano's

This Buffalo News editorial pretty much sums it up for me.

Pano Georgiadis wants to tear down 1089 Elmwood Ave. to expand his restaurant and parking lot. One of his main arguments for demolition of this lovely Queen Anne, built in 1893, is the poor condition of the interior. However, Georgiadis has owned this house for seven years, collecting rents while allowing it to deteriorate. Should we reward his neglect or hold him accountable?

The Elmwood Village is a thriving residential and commercial district, one of the few areas in the city where property values are rising and population is increasing. This is due in part to the uniqueness and beauty of the architecture, the streetscape.

Since Pano's restaurant directly benefits from the popularity of this community, and draws a large portion of its customers from the surrounding neighborhoods, Georgiadis would do well to support preservation efforts, rather than alienate his neighbors.


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10/07/04 05:22 - ID#33070

Bias

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I believe that (e:matthew) used the phrase "slight exagerration," so I wouldn't consider his statistic a "lie."

Yes, the media bias issue is largely based on money. But face it - the mass media is controlled by large corporations that tend to have financial ties to conservatives. So the majority of reporting is clearly conservatively biased. I don't understand how so many people can criticize Michael Moore for being biased when Fox News is so slanted to the right that the viewer feels like he's at a pep rally. Moore is a movie-maker and he does not claim to be neutral. But the news should be as unbiased as possible.

No, I don't have any statistics. If I had the time, maybe I'd write a thesis on it. But for now, use your common sense. Since ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, the Buffalo News, the New York Times, and most of the rest decide to take a conservative slant, there are a few small newspapers and radio shows that attempt to tell the other side of the story.

So as (e:matthew) says, give us liberals some say once in a while - please.

As for working together to find solutions, the idea is grand, but the reality isn't there. We have two major parties that are supposed to have two different ideals. How can we work together when one side wants to minimize taxes for the rich and the other side wants to raise them to provide social services? It almost always comes down to money, and it will almost always be an issue of haves against have-nots.
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09/28/04 12:56 - ID#33069

Tuesday Night Jazz Jam

Bobby McGees
Main Street
next to Amherst Theater
Tuesday September 28 at 8:30 pm


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09/27/04 08:05 - ID#33068

The Mystery

Why is it that I cannot pass over Clash of the Titans? Every time I see it's on, I have to stop for at least 10 minutes.

It's that damn little robot owl. Gets me every time.
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09/20/04 05:19 - ID#33067

Monday Already

Friday - good food and fun.

Saturday - drove to Canandaigua to find that big sister had stayed up unitl 8:30 AM drinking in the hot tub. Who says married people can't have fun?

Sunday - shopping and lunch in Rochester with my long-lost friend Beth. Well, it's only been a few weeks, but it feels like years.
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09/16/04 11:50 - ID#33066

Messages to Peeps

SQB - Sorry I didn't stop. I was very late to meet drChlorine. Sorry DrC.

Jeremy - Send me your resume. They are particularly interested in people willing to travel to places like Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, so let me know if that interests you.
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09/15/04 12:42 - ID#33065

Petition and Other Thoughts

I signed the petition and passed it along to my entire email circle. The last thing Elmwood needs is another parking lot, especially to support a restaurant that is almost always at maximum capacity as it is.

Dan/nparkproject - I think keeping a journal of the band is a cool idea. Just reading your comments about how you formed reminds me of watching Behind the Music.

Paul - in response to your question of why we write - As with any journal, writing is an outlet for your thoughts and emotions. In addition, the site has developed into a rather cool social network and it helps to keep up with everyone. As for RSS, I think it should remain text-only. Also, I really like the "what to write about"/RSS Feed addition. As always, great job with the site.
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09/14/04 12:04 - ID#33064

Girl Fight

I ran into a bartender friend that reminded me of the only time I almost fought a girl. It was back in the day, which he pointed out was six months ago. I had to defend the virtue of another epeep against a troll. You can make up things about me, but when some girl decides to spread rumours about a fellow peep - watch out!
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09/13/04 07:07 - ID#33063

Small Town Buffalo

Why is it that every time you don't want to see someone in this city, you invariably run into them? I was seeing this guy, and he completely blew me off Saturday night. As I drove home from work today, the last person in the world that I wanted to see jogged by my car. He doesn't even live in the city! Did he have to go running in my neighborhood?

Buffalo is a dangerous place to date.
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