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- Mar 11, 2011
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- North of the Wall
Yes...should be called New York Falls, not Niagra, the armpit of the northeast.That USED to be a great state.
In the mid-twentieth century, it was a hotbed of industry. Technology and petrochemical and manufacturing. Everything from locomotives to furniture to industrial lighting...R.L. Dietz made kerosene lanterns for a century, and then created the flashing battery warning light used on street barricades. Before Dietz made them, kerosene smudgepots were the only illuminated warning that would be used on an overnight hole in the road.
General Electric had several major plants in NY State. The list of major businesses there is long...
...but the appetite for taxes and patronage jobs just destroyed the state by 1975. Then came the Brain Drain...smart, educated young people had to go elsewhere to find work or set up their businesses. The tax-consumers stayed...
Nelson Rockefeller was not the greatest governor in his era, but what a fall it has been from Rocky to Cuomo's idiot kid, and now to this cipher woman few have ever heard of. Ruling like mad kings.
The state is still a beautiful place...but the good people are fleeing; the government is intolerable; the debt will be growing...it's last surviving industry was recreation/tourism. Now, who's going to go to a state where they demand a medical pass before you can buy food through a drive-thru, or get groceries?
And the license plate says..."it smells funny here" with a pic of a guy smelling his lifted arm, or a woman, or a them.