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October 21, 2013

Of the six referendum questions all New Yorkers will be asked on the back of their ballots Nov....

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Oct-21-13 11:47 AM

It is worth noting that some environmental extremists don't care about jobs here. They want us all gone.

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Oct-21-13 4:19 PM

Leave the Jay Mountain Wilderness alone. NYCO stay out! Dig down into your deep pockets and get the oak Hill site up and running.

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Oct-21-13 10:05 PM

I agree with adkbuddy. The extremists don't care about the people who have to live and work in the area. The Adirondacks is a playground for the millions of people who reside in the Big Apple. In my opinion, the only people who should not have a voice in what happens in the Park are the people most affected. But, since we live in a so called "democracy", I would bet the contents of my bank account that no mining, no new jobs for 100 people, will be realized. That's unfortunate.

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Oct-22-13 8:30 AM

1. The state does NOT need to "own" more land. 2. Money makes the first statement invalid. 3. Environmental extremists rule. 4. The common ADK hick is the pawn that is the slave worker in the massive proletariat that has become this rich man's playground.

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Oct-22-13 8:32 AM

That is, we that own little or no property are the sludge to be stomped on in the ADK Rich Man's Park.

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Oct-22-13 9:31 PM

You're starting to sound like a socialist IT, with all that class warfare talk.

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Oct-23-13 9:25 AM

They only call it class warfare when the "lower class" fights back. I think IT does take the ADKs as the rich man's playground a little too far but to me there's no question that the megarich and large corporations treat our country like their own private fiefdom.

This issue is being presented as a simple land swap of comparable land. If that was the case then it seems obvious that 1500 acres for 200 and is a good deal but their are many other things to consider. What is the real monetary value of the 200 acres given that NYCO claims that over 1 million dollars of ore is there? NYCO says 100 jobs but where is the documentation to prove that. Industry is infamous for overstating the benefits to the community when touting one of their deals.

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Oct-23-13 9:28 AM

Any claim that they will restore the land when they are done tearing it apart should be backed up by escrow money in case NYCO refuses or is unable to follow through. Again industry is infamous for declaring bankruptcy or some other legal dodge to avoid following through when their is no more profit to be made. That includes the "100 jobs". They could be gone in 10 years along with any pension the workers have accrued. Too much remains unknown or unsubstantiated about this deal. It looks like this may be the first time prober and I have voted the same way on an issue albeit maybe for different reasons.

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