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Alberto50

About Me: Just a cranky old taxpayer tired of hacks, sinners and T Execs who milk the system... Had once hoped bloggin' and votin' would create a better place, but since no one can read (or save emails) in City Hall (let alone use PCs, Mr. Mayor...), DeVille is too busy decorating his office or driving his Caddy to Camp Berkshire, and Barry too occupied-o quaffing beers with Skip and the Sarge, guess I was just blinded by the light of their "ch-ch-changes..."

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  • Comment on: Partners’ $1.2b patient data system seen as key to future

    Posted 06/01/2015 11:15:58 EDT

    C'mon, that IS America: It is not just the makers of missiles, aircraft carriers or fighter jets, either -- and we all "pay" even if with good "benefits" like national defense or securing oil dependen more »

  • Comment on: Partners’ $1.2b patient data system seen as key to future

    Posted 06/01/2015 11:06:41 EDT

    Hard to know which comments are "informed" and which are guessing. But, suffice to say: EMR/EHR systems are becoming more sophisticated and more commonplace each year. If the development objectives ob more »

  • Comment on: Lawmakers question Baker’s study on MBTA

    Posted 04/29/2015 01:53:43 EDT

    True, but we are also "incentivized" to drive: we pay an incredibly low gas tax, no VAT on expensive cars, and we have poor alternatives in what public transit we have (service but also speedy connect more »

  • Comment on: Lawmakers question Baker’s study on MBTA

    Posted 04/29/2015 01:41:39 EDT

    Cakenicecream: I think you conflate the costs of a socialistic government-subsidized service with those of a capitalistic country; you have to factor in a citizen's (vs. you as someone just visiting, more »

  • Comment on: Lawmakers question Baker’s study on MBTA

    Posted 04/29/2015 01:28:42 EDT

    2024 Comm COULD create lasting legacy and value, done correctly. However, I join you in being highly suspicious. History on these types of things usually proves major overruns, insider benefits, if no more »

  • Comment on: Lawmakers question Baker’s study on MBTA

    Posted 04/29/2015 01:13:58 EDT

    I cannot speak to the Carmen's Union; however, it appears members enjoy many compensation/benefit rewards not commensurate with other public service employees. Even if I am wrong, clearly the MBTA nee more »

  • Comment on: At Bain Capital, a broad range of viewpoints is the new reality

    Posted 04/16/2015 03:00:46 EDT

    Or Ben Bernanke's move to Citadel. Anyone who needs to fund their lifestyle or retirement, post-"public service" would be easy pickings for a venture cap, hedge or equity fund... more »

  • Comment on: To tackle campus move-out mess, groups collect, sell college students’ used gear - Metro - The Boston Globe

    Posted 09/05/2014 07:51:18 EDT

    GREAT idea and energy! Kudos to all. BTW, Household Goods is a strong partner in efforts like this, picking up where students cannot absorb inventory, at BC, and Harvard to name two. Www.HouseholdGood more »

  • Comment on: 'Patrick reaches out to unions'

    Posted 02/23/2011 09:24:30 EST

    One-Pissed-off-Dem: WSers are bad, too; "a-greed"! We need to get serious about restrictions on abuses there and tax the top 1-2% heavily. That is not going to solve the revenue picture, but it is a s more »

  • Comment on: 'Patrick reaches out to unions'

    Posted 02/23/2011 09:03:58 EST

    zfloMotion: Have you walked down Blue Hill Avenue recently? Taken a tour of Lawrence? Incredible resources are not getting to those neighborhoods from my pov. more »

  • Comment on: 'Patrick reaches out to unions'

    Posted 02/23/2011 08:59:27 EST

    BuckBev: I will address each of your points, but first state, I am proponent of raising tax revs., too -- consumption on high-end goods, fuel/gas with low-income "tax credits" to equalize and make mor more »

  • Comment on: 'Overtime pay for police appearance in court under scrutiny'

    Posted 02/19/2011 09:31:59 EST

    Well, so much criticism, today. We should at least let the guy with 32 yrs. off lightly -- he was only padding his pension b/c needs to boost that final 3 yr average comp figure. Pls. give him a break more »

  • Comment on: 'DiMasi is said to attempt coverup'

    Posted 02/19/2011 09:14:17 EST

    I am indeed shocked; why would Sal try to cover this up?! What the Globe failed to tell us: What was Sal's income (tax returns filed?!) when he started feeling the "pinch"? What was the commercial loa more »

  • Comment on: 'Patrick creates PAC for Obama campaign travels'

    Posted 02/19/2011 08:03:47 EST

    Grousing aside, Gov. P's own quote is ridiculous: "I know what my day job is, and I pour myself into it." The top jobs anywhere -- business, non-profits, and government are not "day jobs" but ones in more »

  • Comment on: 'Kerry backs Cape Wind application'

    Posted 02/18/2011 07:45:40 EST

    Xenophobic: JK is now seeking SecState status; hence the "teamwork" with BarryO. Besides if we don't get those GE "spare" jet engines for Lynn, we need another pork barrel project, somewhere. Why are more »

  • Comment on: 'Greenway vision ends as YMCA cancels plan for new center'

    Posted 02/17/2011 07:43:06 EST

    Hey, how about using the strip to dump all that Boston snow? Charge suburban towns a fee if they want to truck theirs in, of course). Then have a few Conservancy employees use dining hall trays to ski more »

  • Comment on: 'Kerry pushes a late deal on ships'

    Posted 12/14/2010 05:44:20 EST

    Ron7236: it IS laughable; the guy took a major purchase away from NE shipbuilders on his/Terry's yacht, and now insists on wasting additonal govt $$ on umproven, overbudget fleet. Consider it "ironic" more »

  • Comment on: 'Kerry pushes a late deal on ships'

    Posted 12/13/2010 06:59:07 EST

    hey, Archimdedes, I thot the Mississippi still carried boats -- are these too big, or are they not able to travel without being grandfathered by Louisiana water-based gambling laws? more »

  • Comment on: 'Kerry pushes a late deal on ships'

    Posted 12/13/2010 06:47:15 EST

    Damn the torpedoes... Full speed to FULL DEFICIT! But, I just want to point out that I am still trying to figure out how to pay the mortgage on my sinking home value; I'm, ahem... still underwater... more »

  • Comment on: 'Obama and GOP make deal on taxes'

    Posted 12/07/2010 09:18:59 EST

    beantown... I get your point, but frankly, I believe China is paying far less than "min.wages" hence Apple's factory investments there. Nor is China spending much on "citizen" basics like retirement, more »

  • Comment on: 'Patrick vows to work to change immigration laws'

    Posted 11/17/2010 09:24:09 EST

    Glas54-- Correction: "Asians" ARE pouring in. I only use the term as geographic identifier, and I would bet, most of these are arriving through legal visas. Note Globe story earlier this week that abo more »

  • Comment on: 'Patrick vows to work to change immigration laws'

    Posted 11/17/2010 08:49:11 EST

    OETKB: agreed hatred/slurs ARE inappropriate. But, I find it ASTOUNDING that DP comes out of the re-election box with this as his first major agenda item! Like his new curtains and DeVille on first 20 more »

  • Comment on: 'Patrick vows to work to change immigration laws'

    Posted 11/17/2010 08:42:14 EST

    DeGuere -- if your son/daughter cannot win a slot in one of the MA state schools, it seems unlikely that is due to preferential treatment of others. Or, are you saying "admitable" but unable to go due more »

  • Comment on: 'Mortgage problems said to run deep'

    Posted 11/17/2010 07:49:58 EST

    Hey! Is panel Chair Dodd related to the Sen. Dodd who took those advantageous mortgage loans from Countrywide just two years back (and why DID Sen. Dodd decide not to run again?!) Could they be the sa more »

  • Comment on: 'Rangel ethics case in hands of jury of lawmakers'

    Posted 11/15/2010 12:38:35 EST

    I'm with DO and smidda -- Charlie created his own troubles. The lack of patience with him due to his prolonged delaying tactics and refusal to accept some blame. The jig is up; he purposely hid income more »

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