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  1. It's a good get for Healey ... (0 Replies)

    so kudos to her for the endorsement.

  2. or adults have more experience ... (0 Replies)

    in the process and a greater appreciation for leadership and authenticity when they see it. Conversely, based on their experience in life, and again this is deeply personal to each individual, they see tendencies which shows a lack of leadership which troubles them. Sometimes a kid doesn’t have that perspective or experience, it’s something they will learn as the grow.

    Identifying clear goals, mobilizing and inspiring others and staff to take action to achieve those goals based on trust that you are doing the right thing is what people are hopefully looking for. A Governor, AG, or whatever, is not going to do everything themselves. Berwick IMHO showed in his ad what should trouble people, now what we need is a clear definition of his goals, and hopefully it’s more than universal health care to lead the state.

  3. Leadership ... (1 Reply)

    is more than saying you’re a leader. It’s showing how you will lead, so points for showing what a leader is not, but he needs to show how he will lead.

  4. It's not over ... (0 Replies)

    but Arthur S. was playing checkers while Arthur T. was playing chess. It’s an old saying but in this case it fits perfectly. Arthur T. positioned his offer as the only one they could accept. Maybe with legal ramifications if it wasn’t taken. At the end of the day Arthur S. even with 50.5% didn’t have control, and that’s crazy. What a dimwit, he had no other way out. And lets all understand Arthur S. was selling this thing from the onset and trying to screw Arthur T and employees didn’t matter to him.

  5. Well, that's true .. (0 Replies)

    I just had to filer the DSCC and the daily onslaught.

    Here’s hoping for a better discussion with the next debate, but I’m not holding my breath.

  6. I see that I didn't hit Reply,to what I was referencing (1 Reply)

    it was in reference how how poorly Tolman tried to act above the fray, and did miserably.

    But honestly, a fundraising email? really? Maybe David should post that Tierney style. Sad. It’s getting worse and the day goes on.

  7. apology (0 Replies)


    Now maybe they could both apologize of the debate yesterday.

  8. I did vote + on this, but now it appears that it's a coordinated campaign... (1 Reply)

    BS ploy. My mistake, it seemed genuine at first glance.

    This race had gone to crap in the past day.

  9. agreed ... awful debate (0 Replies)

    Tolman trying to be act politics, but instead had demeaning remarks. Healey’s response to Tolman on sexual assault on campus:

    When Tolman suggested that as head of the civil rights division in the attorney general’s office Healey should have done more to address campus violence against women, Healey shot back, “You’ve never prosecuted a crime, I have . . . I don’t need to be lectured by you.”

    They in a word sucked yesterday. I mentioned it earlier in this tread it was just frustrating beginning to end.

  10. it could be that I'm looking for more ... (1 Reply)

    not what will play best. I watched the debate video yesterday and it was awful and snippy. I think I’m more frustrated than hoping for a certain winner.

    A few things did stand out to me with both candidates. I admit that I’m harsher with Healey as I was hoping for more, but after this last debate I’m not sure it’s there. I also question Tolman in the courtroom. Both are not deal breakers, and they are both very good candidates. But that’s where I am.

  11. haven't read the report, but Ryan makes a lot of sense.. (0 Replies)

    there are deadlines with software, but the issue with many parts of the ACA is the implementation timelines and a normal software development cycle is vastly different. Often times new products are piloted with partners for a year+ to work out the kinks. Internal QC efforts alone would take months. The October 1 implementation date falls squarely on the project managers and maybe they had enough pressure that they had little choice.

  12. what do these people have in common .. (2 Replies)

    Not a commerical but you get the picture:

    They Lost.

    More issues, less BS please.

  13. Steve, Part II (1 Reply)

    Now that you made the Christie connection. Now the next part is Chris Christie’s Republican Governors Associate and the $1,350,000 Ad buy they did for Charlie.

    Bernstein did a nice write up on the cover up trying to hide the buy behind a PAC front group. Commonwealth Future. Christie funneled the entire buy through the Mass sounding PAC and stuck Beth Lindstrom’s face at the end.

    You’ll see the buy on the OCPF Independent Expenditures

  14. sorry, doesn't move the needle (0 Replies)

    you guys are fooling your selves if you think so.

    Cheesy Scott Brown stuff. The best part is at the end, maybe more of that would have been better.

  15. NY Times earlier this summer ... (2 Replies)


    The ubiquity of SWAT teams has changed not only the way officers look, but also the way departments view themselves. Recruiting videos feature clips of officers storming into homes with smoke grenades and firing automatic weapons. In Springdale, Ark., a police recruiting video is dominated by SWAT clips, including officers throwing a flash grenade into a house and creeping through a field in camouflage.

  16. I see Philip Morris all over again ... (1 Reply)

    but it’s not the 1920s. It always starts off with small businesses but as soon as it is legalized in enough places and profitable enough for mass production they are going to rename tobacco road.

    This is from CCSA, the folks which were quoted from the study you linked, remember this is who you quoted:

    Key Findings: • Cannabis smoke contains a mixture of poisons that are similar to tobacco smoke, and THC—the active ingredient in cannabis—may make
    the lungs and airways more susceptible to respiratory problems.
    • Research suggests smoking cannabis may be even more harmful to a person’s airways and lungs than smoking tobacco, since cannabis
    smoking often involves unfiltered smoke, larger puffs, deeper inhalation and longer breath-holding. This means the negative respiratory
    effects may occur earlier with cannabis smoking.
    • Regular users of cannabis commonly report coughing on most days, wheezing, shortness of breath after exercise, chest tightness at night,
    sounds in their chest, early morning phlegm and mucus, and bronchitis.
    • Cannabis smoke contains many of the same carcinogens (cancer-causing chemicals) as tobacco smoke—making a link between smoking
    cannabis and lung cancer a possibility worthy of further research.
    • Clear messages about the risks to the lungs and airways and the potential suffering and costs to the health care system need to be communicated so that Canadians can make informed decisions about their use of cannabis.
    • For those who choose to use cannabis, ways of inhaling the drug without smoking it may help to reduce—although not eliminate—the harms to the respiratory system (vaporizing the drug to release the active ingredients instead of burning it).

    Don’t know if you remember the advertising cigarettes to kids and the battles fought, but forget about the Camel, they are already making gummy gears and little children brought them to elementary school.

    It’s addictive and harmful, that’s not how i want to build my revenue base.

  17. I think you're kinda missing the spirit of it (0 Replies)

    Plus, those who do it, nominate 3 others. I certainly hope you are not scoffing at those who make donations.

    Buckley @ the Herald

    And for people who think the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is long on show and short on making an actual difference, there is this: ALS organizations are getting a financial bump out of the movement.

    “We are seeing 10 times the number of online donations every day,” said Carol Hamilton, development director of the ALS Therapy Development Institute, based in Kendall Square. “We are seeing an incredible number of people who didn’t know much about ALS last week and who do today.”

    Granted, the donations are small. But small donations are personal donations, and that’s the beauty of all this. Yet beyond all that — the awareness, the money — what we’re missing here is that the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is the social media equivalent of an old-fashioned church bake sale. It’s community. It’s fun. It’s people letting their hair down a little and getting caught up in the spirit of the now, like the local sheriff who agrees to sit in the dunk tank.


    Since July 29, when the campaign kicked off, more than $1.35 million dollars has been donated to the ALS Association, the organization said. The organization collected $22,000 in the same period last year.