A poll released tonight confirms what the much-ballyhooed Public Policy Polling survey showed a week ago: Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown are running neck and neck, and Warren remains far ahead of her primary opponents. The poll, jointly commissioned by the Boston Herald and UMass Lowell, showed Brown leading Warren 41-38 with 14% undecided – inside the poll’s 3.8% margin of error. So that’s two polls in a row that have had Brown in a dead heat with the Democratic front-runner. And for Brown to receive only 41% in a survey like this must be extremely concerning for Team Brown, particularly because 37% of the poll’s respondents say they have never heard of Warren (8% say they’ve never heard of Brown). Interestingly, Brown’s favorable/unfavorable ratings are much better in this poll than in the one released last week (this one has him at 52/29, while in last week’s he was underwater at 44/45). But also interesting is the fact that Brown’s fav/unfav numbers are not meaningfully different than those of Deval Patrick (52/31) or Martha Coakley (50/32). For a long time, it could be said that Brown was without question the most popular elected official in MA; that no longer [...]
Tonight I spent time in the town within a city that Occupy Boston has become. These photos try to depict that town . The governance is pure New England Town Meeting, though called a “GA” or general assembly. The residents assemble with an agenda. They sign up to speak, each getting two minutes. Decisions are made by voting, starting with voice, then raised arms, and if unclear, by sitting and standing. There is a microphone run by generator, and an organized media tent. Occupied Boston has “corduroy” streets made of wooden pallets, or cardboard in less congested use areas. There is a legal tent, a “logistics” tent where donations are accepted and distributed. Logistics was glad to receive two large tarps from the Butler household tonight. There is also a medic tent, and a food tent. 40 pizzas were delivered while I was there, apparently a donation. There is a kind of free enterprise “Suttler’s row”. I am of record, along with many other attorneys, to receive NLG training but hope not to be needed. While I was there tonight, two representatives of the Taxi Driver’s association spoke to show support, but also as representatives of the Boston Labor Council. [...]
Vacations are truly a great chance for us to spend time with our family members. Everybody is eagerly waiting to enjoy their vacations in a wonderful manner. We can able to get relief from our daily work stress during vacations. Choosing the perfect holiday destination is essential to enjoy the vacation in an enthusiastic manner. Carolina Beach is the amazing holiday destination which gives excellent form of relaxation to the tourists in a pleasing atmosphere. When it comes to vacation, there are so many things to be prepared with like booking airline tickets, baggage, accommodation , local transport, etc. Carolina Beach real estate are the absolutely a wonderful option to accommodate yourself in a homely atmosphere. In recent days there has been a massive growth in Carolina Beach real estate industry. So, many people are interested to invest their money on Carolina beach homes for sale. Are you interested in buying homes for sale to enjoy your vacation in Carolina Beach? If so, then choose the right source for Carolina Beach real estate search. Nowadays it is very easy to search homes for sale online. Internet is there for you that make you feel comfort to buy homes being at [...]
Bloomberg News takes on the Tea Party’s Ministry of Finance. Koch Brothers Flout Law Getting Richer With Secret Iran Sales In May 2008, a unit of Koch Industries Inc., one of the world’s largest privately held companies, sent Ludmila Egorova-Farines, its newly hired compliance officer and ethics manager, to investigate the management of a subsidiary in Arles in southern France. In less than a week, she discovered that the company had paid bribes to win contracts. Read the whole article here.
This weekend, the Right to the City (http://www.righttothecity.org/) is having their annual conference in Boston, being hosted by MassUniting (http://massuniting.org/) and City Life/Vida Urbana (http://clvu.org/). You can read about it at http://thephoenix.com/boston/news/127535-bostons-housing-crisis-spawns-a-grassroots-revolu/ Right to the City (RTTC) emerged in 2007 as a unified response to gentrification and a call to halt the displacement of low-income people, LGBTQ, and youths of color from their historic urban neighborhoods. We are a national alliance of racial, economic and environmental justice organizations. The Boston area seems to be one of the few in the country where homeowners have been (somewhat) successfully fighting back against the banks’ foreclosures and evictions. They have been successful because they have organized and stood up for their rights together. My visits to the Occupy Boston site have confirmed that connections have been made between Right to the City, MassUniting, and City Life/Vida Urbana. I expect some of the occupiers downtown will be participating in eviction blockades out in the neighborhoods. I also expect that organizers from across the country will be taking back effective tactics and strategies to save peoples’ homes from the chicanery of such banks as Bank of America.
If you are upset about new debit card fees call Barney not Bank of America Frank feels he knows the right price for banking products. Bank of America and every other bank will raise prices in other ways or stop offering debit cards altogether if the product is unprofitable. USSR killed itself through centralized policy pricing and while this is a far cry from that Fank should focus his efforts on disclosure and transparency rather than setting prices
Ok, so the media is reporting that the Occupy Wall Street protesters “took over” the Brooklyn Bridge, but a video that I have on my blog shows that NYPD led them onto the bridge. At around the 40 second mark you can see that half of the protesters were LEGALLY on the pedestrian walkway and the other half were being led by the NYPD onto the roadway.
(Cross posted from my blog Left in Lowell. I’ve been thinking a lot about where we are and where we are headed lately in light of the Occupy[America] protest movement. Are we seeing a sea change, or just another blip like the anti-Iraq-war movement? Is this finally where the real work begins?) I’ve been following (mostly online) the Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Boston protests since nearly the beginning. They got traction and coverage on blogs and Twitter long before the media was covering it – in fact, before the unprovoked pepper spray incidents that made the news, the only place to read about what was happening was online. The media complained that they weren’t cohesive enough and there wasn’t news to cover. Well, that has quickly changed and evolved. For starters, there were some very bad decisions from the NYPD – both institutionally, and by some idiot individuals – which put the protests on the map for the media, and solidified the motivation of participants and supporters. What’s more, it seems the organic sort of organizing that has sprung up has – and I have to use the word evolved again – to meet the challenges of running a [...]
Have a look at the full page ad we are running in today’s Lowell Sun ahead of the candidates debate on Tuesday at UMass Lowell. The challenges facing the people of Massachusetts and the nation are serious. I will be Your Voice in the U.S. Senate. Seriously. http://lowellsun.ma.newsmemory.com/advmarketplace.php?v=ad&c=3&adid=59873
Shopping online creates shopping an easy and cheap experience for everybody. However, there are many people with needed to bear a sour taste today too. Many individuals have been not impressed with issues which include delayed delivery, errors within the billing process such like and many others. However, they who have got complaints should be aware that an enormous shopping on the web portal including dealfun complaints and you just follow great choose to grantee that they will provide pretty much as good an email finder service because they can and that also deals and you also complaints are usually more often nowadays false and baseless. Big shopping on the web portals is large and famous for one reason. Famous because, obviously, due to them you don’t need to travel the gap to travel shop coming from a mall as well as a store; you don’t have got to stand it long lists and rush of patients; you’re free to compare brands and prices for each product available underneath the roof in one site; and lastly you are able to shop any time you like, in vogue and wherever you enjoy. Deals and you simply take great choose to ensure [...]