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Ray Guarino April 19, 2014 at 05:29 pm
Fantasy thinking, the wee people build roads and parking lots. They magically appear whenever weRead More need them. We don't need to pay for them, they magically appear. It's magic thinking, like being a self-appointed patriot when of course one is not a real patriot.
Patriot April 19, 2014 at 06:04 pm
And you believe money will buy anything. I guess fantasy is in you life as well.
Dick Lemieux April 19, 2014 at 06:05 pm
Ray, Who said "they divert ALL federal money to buses and trains" (emphasis yours)? NotRead More me. ANY dollar spent on a low value project is a dollar that can't be spent again on a high value project. It is disingenuous to spend ANY highway tax money on non-highway projects then demand more highway taxes to pay for the highway projects that were short changed. You get that, don't you? The 10-Year Plan and the STIP both contain many thousands of dollars worth of low value projects. Who said "ALL bus and train dollars are diverted dollars"? (emphasis mine.) Not me. Who said, if none of the federal dollars were diverted, there would be enough for roads? Not me. In fact, that was the whole point of my last sentence. If diversions were ended and there was still a need for a state gas tax increase, I would be a most enthusiastic supporter of a gas tax increase. If gasoline dollars are being diverted to airports, I hereby complain. Happy? ##### I didn't say anything at all about local match. But, since you brought it up, matching money for several transit projects (including the very high cost, very low value passenger rail study that was approved last year) has been paid out of federal "toll credits". Toll credits are federal highway gas tax funds that are credited to states as compensation for toll money (i. e., more highway revenue) that was spent long ago on Interstate toll highways (like I-93 and I-95). The state circumvents the spirit of Article 6-A by matching federal highway funds with federal highway funds. It's all 100% legal and also 100% a diversion. ##### A bus carrying 2 passengers creates more pollution than 2 cars, carrying one driver each. If your parking is free when you take a bus or a train, it's probably because state and federal highway tax revenues were used to build the parking lot. If buses really did result in less congestion, there would already be less congestion on I-93, where there are already buses.
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Douglas Jones April 19, 2014 at 01:59 pm
Jack, this is not a load of crap but a load of bullshit, its all about creating news taxes whileRead More gaining more control of us. There is climate change but not cause by man. Climates are always changing throughout earth's history, dinosaurs used to live in Siberia, what happen there? I just wonder if the writer of this blog is waiting to cash in on the green industry but like most advocates of global warming.
Liz Pierce April 19, 2014 at 05:02 pm
how do airforce one and spring break jaunts to China and Africa on aiforce two and government limosRead More and suvs fit into the reduction of fossil fuel use?
Snow April 19, 2014 at 06:05 pm
Good one Liz. Though I'm not sticking out my toe to get run over in the climate debate, I will sayRead More that Al Gore flying around to make his speeches in a private jet really made me scratch my head a bit. Do as I say not as I do = hypocrite to me.
Patrick Connolly April 19, 2014 at 05:14 pm
Yeah, Liz, it's a real crying shame when people show their emotions. Really hate that.
LongGoneAndHappy April 19, 2014 at 05:46 pm
That was beautiful. Dear Liz Pierce...STFU !!!!
Snow April 19, 2014 at 05:57 pm
Not quite sure where my "Irish" is so wouldn't know if it was up or not- but I thoughtRead More that was a very unique ceremony and all that matters is that the couple liked it- after all, its their wedding.
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Christine Downing April 19, 2014 at 01:16 pm
The Michael's store in Everett was breached. Calling there gets the manager who refers you to. 617Read More 381 8102 This person will refer you (eventually) to the following website to register your card(s) for free identity protection and credit card monitoring Https://michaels-aronbros.allclearid.com The real answer is for credit card companies to issue cards with embedded chips rather than magnetic stripes. If you feel up to it, call legislators. What is Homeland Security doing spying on us instead of protecting us from things like this? According to the Store, they learned about the breach in January. The Patch could have supplied this website in the article it published yesterday, but didn't. I made about five calls to get this information and still had to press the contact person specifically about ID theft and credit card monitoring to get it. I was told by Michael's that if something happened, they would contact me, that is, if they had my information, like an email address. I was also told, separately, that "The Everett store was impacted." I had to supply the address of the individual store to get that. Where is consumer protection in this picture?
jpf2361 April 19, 2014 at 01:38 pm
It's about FRIGGIN time these retailers are held accountable for the DAMAGES they cause toRead More consumers. I am not talking about the Fed's imposing fines of which we the Consumers don't see a penny of either. Why can't these Companies INVEST IN BETTER TECHNOLOGY TO PREVENT THIS FROM HAPPENING IN THE FIRST PLACE? Just saying.
linda pearl April 19, 2014 at 04:27 pm
Why is this trending again, when this took place last year, basically.... Between getting hit atRead More Target and Micheal's, I had to change my debit card twice in a very short period of time.
Patch file photo by Gary Jeanfaivre
Joe Viglione April 19, 2014 at 07:42 am
from the film The Easter Bunny vs Fido
John D April 19, 2014 at 11:48 am
Keep your good pets segregated from those pit bulls or you could lose them.
Cyndee Fuller April 19, 2014 at 03:34 pm
Why is this dog not on a leash?
Photo Credit: Boston Athletic Association
Buzz April 18, 2014 at 02:41 pm
I'm steering clear. Not interested in police state type environments.
Julie the Jarhead April 19, 2014 at 08:27 am
People, remember -- There are FOUR subway lines that go into the Downtown Crossing / Back Bay area.Read More You don't HAVE to take the Green Line. The ORANGE line goes to Back Bay Station, and it's pretty centrally located. Also, consider watching the Marathon from a less-populated area, such as Framingham / Newton / Needham. The runner will appreciate it, and so will the security folks.
Heather A. McDonald April 19, 2014 at 09:36 am
Newton -home of Heartbreak Hill & Boston College is a very popular / exciting locale to cheer onRead More the runners- youll be disappointed if you go to Needham as it is not on the marathon route - Wellesley yes!
Snag man April 18, 2014 at 02:58 pm
If I recall correctly - there was a bill introduced shortly after the Cate's incident where murderRead More in a home invasion would be added to the death penalty list. Sadly, the idiots out there that think they are doing "good" and get a "good feeling inside" when they fight for these despicable sub-humans, got it shot down. Death is inevitable, if life was ever-lasting, I could see the argument but since it isn't, is it really that horrible to take the life of someone who has taken a life themselves? Hmmm? You "liberal" assbags make me ill.
Patriot April 18, 2014 at 03:35 pm
SPH, this is your described troll here.** "Cost aside, while I'm not religious in theRead More conventional sense, I do have a problem with killing someone because they broke our rule of no killing. Seems a tad hypocritical. But it's a very tough call. No doubt about that."** Without a doubt one of the dumbest statements I ever read!
steve forte April 18, 2014 at 05:50 pm
No one can honestly say " life is cheaper" because no one knows what it will cost toRead More incarcerate someone 50 yrs from now. Especialy when they get on in age and may have health issues.
NHTI, Concord's Community College. Credit: Patch
Stephen D. Clark April 17, 2014 at 10:38 pm
Great idea to reduce in-state tuitions. Kudos to the New Hampshire Democratic Party for getting itRead More done.
steve forte April 18, 2014 at 06:08 pm
When one gets a college education it allows them to earn more money. There is nothing wrong withRead More them taking some of that " more money" and using it to pay for the education that allows them to earn it.
Stephen D. Clark April 18, 2014 at 06:28 pm
When troops demobilized after WWII, Congress passed the GI Bill to address the 1946 - '47 recessionRead More by educating a glut of unemployed labor in the form of idled GIs. ________________________________________________________ "POSTWAR PROSPERITY AT HOME: 1945 -1960" ________________________________________________________ "Perhaps the most important measure taken in combating the recession was the Montgomery G.I. Bill, which Congress had passed in 1944 to help the 15 million returning U.S. veterans reenter the job market. Also known as the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act and the G.I. Bill of Rights, the G.I. Bill gave government grants to any veteran who wished to return to school. Neither Truman nor Congress predicted that more than half of returning veterans would take advantage of approximately $15 billion in federal grants to attend vocational schools, colleges, and universities. The G.I. Bill also set aside an equal amount of money to provide veterans with loans for new homes, farms, and businesses. ________________________________________________________ "Historians have since hailed the Montgomery G.I. Bill as the most significant law passed to address the concerns of the postwar years. It reduced fierce competition for jobs after the war and boosted the economy by helping millions of workers acquire new skills. Many have claimed that the economic boom in the 1950s would never have happened at all without the G.I. Bill." ________________________________________________________ http://www.sparknotes.com/history/american/coldwar/section4.rhtml ________________________________________________________ Educating New Hampshire's workforce isn't just good for the individuals who receive the education. It's good for all of us when the ripple effects of increased productivity and earnings enlarge the general pool of the state's prosperity.
TK Patten April 17, 2014 at 04:40 pm
Now that Mr. Longua has been cleared, AGAIN, his name was publicized. What are the chances ofRead More publicizing the family names of the less than credible girls who put him through this? Make it a public service announcement for well meaning sleepovers in the future.
Walter Havenstein launched his campaign for governor on April 16, 2014. Credit: Tony Schinella
Liz Pierce April 17, 2014 at 05:59 pm
I would also bet that Maggie's kids don't/won't go to public high school and they won'tRead More "pay" to go to PEA.
Stephen D. Clark April 17, 2014 at 05:59 pm
Bet away.
Snag man April 18, 2014 at 08:09 am
Hey Clark..... Please tell us which bridge you live under.
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