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Comment on: Death does not transform a baby into âclinical wasteâ - Opinion - The Boston Globe
Posted 03/30/2014 03:21:00 EDT
Hey, Jeff: "The answer used to be self-evident: Human beings are more than mere flesh, more than just one organism among all other organisms. Death doesnât transform us into âclinical waste,â su more »
Comment on: Democratsâ Obamacare albatross - Opinion - The Boston Globe
Posted 03/27/2014 11:24:12 EDT
To the dismay of many conservatives (I'm sure), I admit I have friends in Europe. Several of them are visiting right now. One of them developed severe back pain yesterday, and they asked me about seei more »
Comment on: - Opinion - The Boston Globe
Posted 02/24/2014 08:07:57 EST
The proposed plan's pre-existing condition provision is how they accomplish ACA's "individual mandate" requirement. No one is required to buy something they don't want. But if later they need the insu more »
Comment on: Court hears buffer-zone argument - Opinion - The Boston Globe
Posted 01/26/2014 03:22:42 EST
Another way to think of it is this. Suppose the statement is "you should be put to death." What is the difference between the situations where Samuel Alito says that to the guy whose dog has pooped on more »
Posted 01/26/2014 03:04:01 EST
You might want to consider the entire statement of the exception in Section 120E1/2 (b) (2): "(2) employees or agents of such facility acting within the scope of their employment;" This means only emp more »
Comment on: Clinton deserves Christie-level scrutiny - Opinion - The Boston Globe
Posted 01/19/2014 01:54:08 EST
Hi, Joan. You ought to read more newspapers or watch cable or listen to the radio more. To get the comparison right, the statement should be "Christie deserves Clinton-level scrutiny."
Comment on: Mass killings proliferate as Congress blocks gun control - Editorials - The Boston Globe
Posted 12/31/2013 01:31:05 EST
Do you suppose that when a child is shot and killed a bell rings at NRA headquarters?
Comment on: Boston teacher ratings beggar belief - Opinion - The Boston Globe
Posted 11/30/2013 04:07:56 EST
Successful learning requires several ingredients: * good teachers * good students * a culture that values learning * a family and neighborhood that value learning, teachers, and students When you meas more »
Comment on: Obamacare crisis canât be fixed; flaws are fundamental - Opinion - The Boston Globe
Posted 11/25/2013 12:01:18 EST
Sununu is simply being honest. Most of the ideas in Obamacare were created by Republicans and conservatives, so naturally they cannot work.
Comment on: âRedskinsâ foes take offense where none is intended - Opinion - The Boston Globe
Posted 10/23/2013 07:47:25 EDT
"Disapproval isnât an argument, let alone a definitive one." Words conservatives live by, certainly.
Comment on: End the shutdown by compromising with Republicans, not demonizing them - Opinion - The Boston Globe
Posted 10/09/2013 01:42:27 EDT
You forget that in the last presidential election the candidate who originated the form of healthcare that became Obamacare was defeated. Romney is an architect of the template for ACA, and he lost. I more »
Comment on: Words to transform the world - Opinion - The Boston Globe
Posted 07/03/2013 12:11:54 EDT
ombudsperson, why isn't your name ombudsperchild?
Comment on: Obama takes on âpatent trollsâ â but who qualifies as a troll? - Opinion - The Boston Globe
Posted 06/10/2013 11:38:00 EDT
Sununu doesn't read with comprehension well. He wrote: "A patent is a property right, written into the Constitution by the Framers to encourage innovation. The trolls have legally bought and own their more »
Comment on: Mass. should abolish lieutenant governor office - Opinion - The Boston Globe
Posted 05/26/2013 03:21:37 EDT
"...an anachronistic holdover from Colonial days." Reminds me of a section of a document related to the number between one and three.
Comment on: The essence of Thatcherism - Opinion - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/10/2013 07:13:50 EDT
I suppose if one were wealthy the changes she made seemed good; otherwise, as is the case here, there is a measure of despair. As far as the Cold War is concerned, I would prefer to think that the ine more »
Comment on: Rob Portman, gay marriage, and political imagination - Opinion - The Boston Globe
Posted 03/23/2013 03:34:39 EDT
The lack of imagination discussed is also known as Narcissistic Personality Disorder in DSM-IV.
Comment on: Maine governor cuts Medicaid as some GOP colleagues choose expansion - Politics - The Boston Globe
Posted 02/23/2013 12:57:15 EST
Evil comes in many shapes.
Comment on: Sports stars sometimes suffer like everyone else when selling their homes - West - The Boston Globe
Posted 02/21/2013 08:52:28 EST
"Sports stars at the mercy of the market when selling their homes." Good lord, can there be anything worse than this??? I pray CEOs and executives don't have to suffer the "mercy of the market." That' more »
Comment on: Under heavy criticism, US attorney maintains silence - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 01/17/2013 12:49:12 EST
The outcome demonstrates that the prosecutors did not act appropriately, but merely legally. A prosecutor's job is to find justice in the circumstances, and sometimes that requires prosecution. Or any more »
Comment on: Even after Newtown, no law can abolish human evil - Opinion - The Boston Globe
Posted 12/19/2012 11:34:18 EST
It is possible to mitigate a problem without totally solving it.
Comment on: N.E. accent might be fading, but wicked regional differences remain - Editorials - The Boston Globe
Posted 09/06/2012 12:54:36 EDT
Hey Mar, whadaya want with ya lobstah? Tonic or a frappe?
Comment on: Immigration reform is key to economic revival - Opinion - The Boston Globe
Posted 08/19/2012 01:21:57 EDT
I live in Silicon Valley. It and its companies are extraordinarily diverse. We have some good schools around here (Stanford and UC Berkeley) which supply scientific, business, and engineering talent t more »
Comment on: After the Olympics: Whatever happened to humility? - Opinion - The Boston Globe
Posted 08/15/2012 03:15:25 EDT
I agree with Jeff and submit this example of lack of humility. I presume Jeff sees this as an example of arrogance: "My father did not want me serving, and he convinced me that yes, I was too importan more »
Comment on: Amtrak: Governmental inertia on a sesame-seed bun - Opinion - The Boston Globe
Posted 08/13/2012 12:04:36 EDT
Our current healthcare system is essentially private, and it is the most inefficient and costly of any first-world countries (which happen to be more socialized), being about twice as expensive as oth more »