Body odor..thats putting it nicely. I lived right near it for a while. Smelled like rotting ass.Why does it not surprise me that with all of the bad sh*t going on with jobs, the economy, housing, etc in Syracuse as well as NY, these a**holes think putting a freaking amphitheater on the shore of a disgusting lake is economic development. Have any of them ever driven by the lake in the summer when it smells like body odor? Do any of these people have the smallest grasp of reality?
All the millions and millions wasted on that clean up project along 690, and it wont make a damn bit of difference. They can make it look nice along Onondaga lake, and call it a successful "clean up," but that body of water will remain polluted regardless. Another hole to throw good money down, and most of that money was ear marked for certain local companies were part of the "clean up" who have political connections and make the right donations (/cough Ricelli Trucking /cough).Body odor..thats putting it nicely. I lived right near it for a while. Smelled like rotting ass.
Why does it not surprise me that with all of the bad sh*t going on with jobs, the economy, housing, etc in Syracuse as well as NY, these a**holes think putting a freaking amphitheater on the shore of a disgusting lake is economic development. Have any of them ever driven by the lake in the summer when it smells like body odor? Do any of these people have the smallest grasp of reality?
Or... How can my town get a handout when all you people upset the great money giver?
Yep, the traffic circle near Carrier was called Carrier Circle back then, buy they changed the name of it after Carrier basically went belly up in Syracuse. I had an uncle that worked there and made very good money back in the day, and he had to move on and take about 2/3 what he had been making at Carrier and thought himself lucky. Talked to a lot of New Process Gear guys before they shut down too, but in truth they shot themselves in the foot when they voted with the union to kill their own jobs. The cut in pay and benefits the company offered was not good, but working is better than losing your house. Instead, they opted for 2 years of unemployment and "retraining," which really meant 2 years of free money for those that were close to retirement, and 2 years of vacation for the rest. Its one thing to suck up a pay cut and start looking for another job, its another thing entirely to vote your job away. Unions simply don't have the power or influence they had once, and no company is going to bargain with them when they can move to another state or another country and lower their cost of doing business.Funny or rather sad, in the 1960s GE alone had over 6,000 workers employed at Electronics Parkway outside of Syracuse. Real people, earning real wages, buying homes, cars, goods, shopping, flying out of Hancock on vacations, those jobs went to Asia decades ago, later it would be Carrier, New Process Gear, etc., My point is, selling concessions at a concert hall is not a career, neither party wants to own up to the fact "free trade" killed the middle class, but made large investors hella-rich.
We have racked up $9 trillion in trade deficits since the mid-1970s, picture what that money could have done in the hands of Americans, working in a America?