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Exchange General Business » Any of the old "New Exchange" posters here? » 7/25/2022 7:01 pm

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I still check in about once a month or so.

Yours is the first legitimate message in many months.   Most times the messages are spam from eastern Europe "need to contact is important".

Exchange General Business » Just popping in to say hello » 2/03/2021 5:19 pm

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Great to hear from you....actually great to hear from ANYONE other than Ukranian and other Eastern bloc trolls wanting to discuss advertising.    I've blocked and banned at least two dozen since the start of last year.

I remember the pizza party--that was a great night.  Unfortunately I had to cut out early.

Stand strong and stay safe!

Exchange General Business » Decency on this forum? » 10/19/2020 2:48 pm

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Thanks for you input....and your contributions on some of the other topic boards as well.

This has been a very strange year (duh!) and part of the strangeness has been the near demise of this forum. 

We went all through the impeachment and COVID acute crisis with almost no activity until mid summer.

Again, thank!

National News » NYPD sees 49 percent spike in officers filing for retirement amid Geor » 7/20/2020 7:09 pm

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The most fundamental purpose and obligation of government is to protect its citizens.

A government which fails to safeguard against "all enemies, foreign or domestic" is deserving of alteration or abolition.

National News » NYPD sees 49 percent spike in officers filing for retirement amid Geor » 6/28/2020 11:23 pm

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Totally agree....these are the "unintended consequences" of politicians capitulating to howling mobs.

BTW your post is the FIRST substantive, non-trolling post ALL YEAR. 

June 30 was going to be my deadline for contacting the other Adminstrator and recommending we close the I'm going to push that off another six months. 

Keep posting!


State and Local News » "Slash" and Byrnes swan song--"Now you see it, now you don't" » 1/16/2020 10:36 pm

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So in the final weeks of the lame duck reign of terror the team of Chris "Slash, 'cause I'm a 'fiscal conservative'" Reilly and Byrne decided not only to inflict an utterly unknowledgable and inexperienced sports promoter as the Director of Voter Registration and Elections; they also decided to play a cruel bait and switch game of "now you see it, now you don't" with sorely needed redistricting of some of the County's fastest growing muncipalities and therefore most overburdened polling places.

True to their pattern, they most unconservatively doled out a five figure contract to a consulting firm--whose recommendations they chose to ignore....except for one.

And even that one comes with a caveat.,

West Manheim Township will finally be divided into TWO polling places.   Not the THREE as recommended by the pricey expert consultant.

While other rapidly growing Townships like Carroll and Springfield--also recommended for multiple polling places (one of which sent a strong letter to the Commissioners requesting a division) will be left to stew in their juices.

The real juice is the pizzing away taxpayer resources on a feel-good study that, in the end, was not worth the paper it was printed on.

The same apparent worth as letter from municipal officials.

Which last I checked wasn't even accorded the decency of acknowledgement much less reply.,

To the new Commissioners:  Please create your own legacy.   You don't want to continue building on the previous Board's house of cards.

State and Local News » YDR/York Newspapers/MediaOnePA/Gannet-USA Today Customer NON-service » 1/12/2020 11:12 pm

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As the title suggests, the hometown press has morphed into a coast-to-coast monster.

Bigger is not better....especially when it comes to "customer service.".

Oh, there is service alright--of the type that the stud bull delivers to a cow.

When I moved to my present address nearly three decades ago the friendly delivery route supervisor (who I could speak with in person on the phone) personally helped locate a stake with two tubes:  A yellow one for the Daily Record and a red one for the York Dispatch.   The tubes were placed about 10 feet off the road, along the side of my very long lane.   Most of the time the papers were delivered into the tubes.   Occasionally, if they were just thrown onto the driveway a call to 717-764-5663 would solve the problem.

When the Dispatch began morning distribution I could no longer justify the expense of two morning newspapers.  I stuck with the YDR; but noticed a drop in customer service responsiveness.   Instead of speaking with a live operator there was an automated system which worked pretty well--enter your phone number, enter other numerals on prompts....missed papers were quickly dealt with.

Then somewhere along the either the MediaOne absorbtion or Gannett...the keypad automated system was replaced by one which only recoginized voice commands.   And they had to be precise.  "Which newspaper are you calling about, the York Daily Record or the York Dispatch".   If you didn't include the definite article THE York Daily Record and just said "York Daily Record" or "Daily Record" the system would kick you back to the beginning or disconnect.

Now, if I had been the programmer, or the VP, I would have either added to the instruction:  "Be sure to state the full name of the newspaper, including the definite article THE"--OR--arranged the system to respond to several variation and abbreviations of the names.  But customer service--other than in the bovine sense--was clearly not the goal.

About a year a

Exchange General Business » Happy New Year - Welcome to the Roaring 20's » 1/01/2020 7:40 am

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Heilige Ny Jaar!

The Pennsylvania Dutch greeting means "Holy New Year".

And in that spirit:

May our threads be merry and bright,
And may all our postings be polite.


State and Local News » So.....what was your General Election 2019 experience? » 11/06/2019 10:41 pm

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Mine totally sucked.

I don't mind standing in line(s) for half an hour to cast a paper ballot.

I do mind--INTENSELY--needing to mark that ballot essentially openly and publicly "thanks" to the utter incompetence of the local election officials who never anticipated long lines and made no provision to keep the lines of folks awaiting a place at the marking table staged so that those waiting could not view those marking.   And the same issue with the line waiting for the one and only scanner passing directly past the marking table.

This was an election more befitting of Stalinist Russia.

Lager's Beer Garden » Oktoberfest Beer Tasting 2019 » 10/05/2019 11:10 am

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Sampled all of these last night (over the course of two hours) along with lots of brats, pretzels, and carbs.

My favorites marked with a [+]


Ocktoberfest - Marzan

Ayinger Import
Sierra Nevada +
Marketplace (OH) Old Zahn ++
Kettle Works Oktoberfest ++


Alyinger Brau Weisen
Primator Hefweisen (Czech)+

Pale Ale

Great Lakes Holy Moses ++
Weihnestepanaeur Dark +


Sierra Nevada Hazy Little Thing ++
Brew Dog Hazy Jeny+
Lager Heads Extremely Dangerous Tangerine+   (like Shock Top Grapefruit)+


 Southern Tier Cold Press Coffee Pumpkin +
Southern Tier Warlock Imperiat Pumpkin Stout

Double IPA

Coronadao Never Better DIPA ++


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