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  1. For members... (0 Replies)

    The link also says that monthly and annual members get 25% off the “usage fees”. So it would be $1.50 if you’re a monthly member.

  2. Hardly Kucinich... (0 Replies)

    FiveThirtyEight makes a compelling argument for why, although his campaign has 0% chance of success, Sanders is excellently positioned to bring important topics to the fore and pull Hillary to the left.

  3. On a side note... (1 Reply)

    How often does this happen? Quite a bit.

    The buttons either need to be further apart, or you should be able to undo your vote.

  4. Redemption? (1 Reply)

    If you look at it one way – the fact that he has had enormous success as a musician and then an actor – he’s been redeemed a long time ago. He served his time for his crime. So why does he need a pardon?

    If you look at it another way – as many other in this thread have but you studiously ignore – he has not shown any particular remorse for his specific actions. He has not attempted to redeem himself with the victims of his assaults, in particular. So why does he merit a pardon?

    Countless other people in this state are in a similar situation, with records of ancient crimes hanging over their heads. I agree we should be more lenient in such matters, but I disagree that a) pardons are the way to go, and b) that we should start with Marky Mark.

  5. Oh, right (0 Replies)

    Oh, right, of course, because we as a society are only capable of focusing on one thing at a time.

    Won’t somebody please think of the children???

  6. Bib Fortuna? (0 Replies)

    Am I the only one who thought that picture of McConnell kind of made him look like Bib Fortuna?

  7. Old lawyers' adage... (0 Replies)

    …which I’m sure Bill Weld knows: “If the facts are on your side, pound the facts. If the law is on your side, pound the law. If neither are on your side, pound the table.”

  8. Not difficult at all (1 Reply)

    Except that if we turn a blind eye to chemical weapons in Syria, we run the risk of them being used again, and being used elsewhere, for decades to come. Question 8 in this primer gives some pretty good reasons as to why chemical weapons are a good reason to get involved.

    Otherwise, I would be totally against any involvement here… which is not to say that I’m convinced we should do something, just that it’s worth some serious consideration.

  9. And... (0 Replies)

    And you need a tank to deal with them? Really?

  10. Racism isn't always intentional (1 Reply)

    Often it’s completely unintentional.

    In this regard intent doesn’t matter. Results do.

    We have a very low minority turnout in this state, and we’ve had ample means and opportunity to fix that. Who cares if it’s intentional? It’s still the result of racist policies; i.e., policies that disproportionately affect minorities.

  11. Definition of "western" (1 Reply)

    When you or I read “tolls on the western portion of the Massachusetts Turnpike”, we probably think “west of I-91″ or something like that.

    But the plan apparently was “west of I-95“.

  12. As Shel Silverstein once wrote... (0 Replies)

    We’re big rock singers, we’ve got golden fingers
    And we’re loved everywhere we go.
    We sing about beauty and we sing about truth
    At ten thousand dollars a show.
    We take all kinds of pills to give us all kinds of thrills
    But the thrill we’ve never known
    Is the thrill that’ll getcha when you get your picture
    On the cover of the Rolling Stone

    (Rolling Stone) Wanna see my picture on the cover
    (Rolling Stone) Wanna buy five copies for my mother
    (Rolling Stone) Wanna see my smilin’ face
    On the cover of the Rolling Stone.

  13. Cheater (0 Replies)

    The article says
    1) They claimed this deduction.
    2) The value of the deduction is premised on the loss of property value.
    3) They were already required to not modify the fa├žade.
    4) Therefore they would not actually lose any property value by making the promise.
    5) Therefore the deduction is improper.

    Now, I suppose you could debate whether the facts laid out here are true or not. But, as stated in the article, this deduction is highly improper and Gomez is a cheater.

  14. Jack Cole (0 Replies)

    It was Jack Cole, it was on WNAC, and he was suspended for a week, not fired.

  15. Transparent bins (0 Replies)

    Or even no bins. My wife was a student in London in the 90s, and there were no public trashcans anywhere. You carried your trash with you and when you got home, you threw it out.

    Another alternative would be to use bins kind of like the solar-powered compactors that you see sometimes… with a small opening so you can’t get a pressure cooker in there, and with a solid construction that could withstand the blast created by any sort of bomb that could fit.

  16. Natick (0 Replies)

    Obama: 62.23% 11600
    Romney: 36.25% 6757
    O: +25.98% (4843)

    W: 53.91% 10042
    B: 46.09% 8586
    W: +7.82% (1456)

    Quite a big difference here…

  17. Natick (0 Replies)

    As of 3PM, at least 2 precincts in Natick (#1 and #3) already had over 50% turnout!

  18. I don't know (0 Replies)

    The various pollwatchers *and* a police officer were all involved in clearing it up. It said that I was voter #226 so I’m pretty confident it didn’t get powered off or lose data.

  19. Ours jammed (1 Reply)

    The scanning machine at my precinct was jammed for a couple of minutes. They were able to get it working though quickly enough.

  20. Natick, pct 4 (0 Replies)

    At 8:20 AM I was number 226. Turnout looked very very good.