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Speakout

August 1, 2013

Speakout: Aug. 1, 2013

Ducks

My girlfriend and I were recently down at the monument fishing when a couple of young boys came down to the water and started throwing rocks at the ducks. We finally spoke up to them, and how quick where they to blame each other. Shame on you both.

Sundays

Kudos to the downtown Plattsburgh businesses trying to revamp the economy. However, Sundays seem to keep some of the best shops and restaurants closed. Let’s try to engage more spending by being available when those willing to spend are around (i.e. tourists and families).

Coverage

Don’t go in a pharmacy without your insurance card or yell at the staff because your drug is not covered or you do not like the copay or you don’t have refills. Know your benefits. Waiting behind you while you huff and complain is annoying.

Umpires

North Country people are constantly reminded to show good sportsmanship at local athletic events. But what about the very few umpires that, year in and year out, are always in the middle of controversy because of decisions they make during a game?

Assault

In New York, the victim of a public assault is expected to retreat rather than use lethal force only if he “knows” he can do so “with complete personal safety” for himself and others since turning your back on an attacker is always risky.

Passing

To all you drivers out there that deliberately block me when I attempt to pass, then go extremely slow and finish up with a vulgar hand gesture, you should know, I am a health-care provider responding to a medical emergency and hope that it isn’t your loved one.

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