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Michael Caswell

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A total lack of common sense
« on: January 22, 2022, 02:49:58 am »
It's minus FOUR and this gent is walking along the top of a dangerous embankment dam for a view, (which is hampered by a load of illegal brush and old dangerous trees).

Obviously he is oblivious to the fact that the view could be a hundred times better if he could actually see across the Irondequoit Creek valley.

There are plenty of public safety messages out there telling folks to stay indoors during these Arctic cold blasts.

Why isn't this man listening?



And it would appear he is also oblivious to the fact that lives could be lost, because he needs shelter from the wind?

Rather a selfish attitude, I would say.


« Last Edit: January 23, 2022, 08:11:40 am by Doug K »

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Oh! I have been SO punished!
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2022, 08:11:23 pm »

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Re: Oh! I have been SO punished!
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2022, 08:10:23 am »
AMEN!

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Re: A total lack of common sense
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2022, 08:19:14 am »
Just another "lost soul" who is simply turned into "Polly Parrot", repeating EXACTLY what the group's leader has been saying...

Elizabeth Agte January 20, 8:45pm posted to Facebook:

It was cold for this evening’s walk along the canal. (Minus -1º windchill) As usual we were grateful for the trees that act as a wind screen. If the trees were gone not only would it be an impossibly bitter trek, but the towpath that the towns plow would be completely drifted over. A place to walk with our dog that is plowed and unsalted. For any of you who have witnessed the pain of a dog who goes lame from salt burning, this is a big plus.

A few nights ago, we had the pleasure of watching three kids race each other on skates on a mirror perfect frozen canal. Shaved ice flying in their wakes. And overhead in the pink sky, against tree silhouettes, crows flying for their evening congregation site.
 
I am grateful for this beautiful space that I can access every single day. And in the bleak mid winter, we are not alone, runners, dog walkers and bikers with those fat tires, all know it is better to be on the canal towpath than on the road.

This is a valuable resource that I use daily, and will continue to fight for. I think about the woman who came up to talk to me at our August “Rally Around the Trees”. She urged us to keep up the fight, saying that if she hadn’t had the beautiful canal walk during the pandemic she didn’t know what she would have done to maintain her mental well-being. And now we are back into our current winter pandemic shut down. Her words resonate. We need access to beauty to calm the soul.


This is a quote from one of our Guest posts, have to say this simple sentence says it all...

If someone won't acknowledge public safety, or have concern for their community, they probably have no sense, let alone the common type.

And unfortunately people with zero understanding or knowledge tend to be the ones that consider themselves experts



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Selfish? Ignorant? What do you call this?
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2022, 12:22:12 pm »
This person is justifying the trees on a dam, to stop his sorry butt from getting cold.
But obviously he doesn't give a DAM about the folks living immediately below the dam, who are in imminent danger of flood.

I'll bet he's never even ventured into the brush and weeds infesting the area, to look beyond the trees, so likely has no idea who his neighbors are that could die by drowning.

Charming, I'm sure!
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Re: A total lack of common sense
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2022, 09:09:24 am »
So now "Chuck" is saying that trees should be left on earthen embankments so that HIS walk doesn't have any wind chill issues?

Somehow he believes those tree trunks block all wind movement along the trail?

Or is it just something that only "sounds good", with zero facts to support the claim?

This is the same type of nonsense that Ms. Agte and Ms. Maier are stating: that unsafe trees MUST be left on these aging earthen dams so they get "shade"


Seems Ms. Agte agrees:

Elizabeth R. Agte January 20 at 8:45 PM  ·
It was cold for this evening’s walk along the canal. (Minus -1º windchill) As usual we were grateful for the trees that act as a wind screen. If the trees were gone not only would it be an impossibly bitter trek, but the towpath that the towns plow would be completely drifted over.


And this Facebook Group members agrees with Trail Walker Chuck:

Don Muench February 1, 2022
Indeed!!



Sadly these rather "selfish" Empire Trail users somehow think wind & shade protection is MORE important than making the Erie Canal safe, and protecting Canal Neighbors from the real probability of embankment breaches and flooding. And that folks is exactly why the ECNA put a Forum Board dedicated to addressing the misinformation being spread on Facebook.

Here's the description of that ECNA Forum Board


Response to Facebook Group Opposition

The ECNA will respond to arguments supported by a Facebook Group called "Stop The Canal Clear-Cut" and expose them for what they are; misrepresentations of the truth, with little to no scientific support. We will refute all claims made by the STCC that are NOT based or supported by scientific facts... always.

Fighting against Public Safety projects in our community must stop, join the discussion.

Moderators: Michael Caswell, Doug K



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