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Comment on: 'As pressures mount, unhappy couples still call it quits at 7 years'
Posted 07/29/2011 11:58:57 EDT
The truly ironic part here is that honesty is supposed to be best in a marriage- that's what everyone says- tell the truth and you will last forever. Meanwhile- some 80-90% of marriages have people wa more »
Comment on: 'Obama says multiple ways out of debt ceiling mess'
Posted 07/29/2011 11:16:24 EDT
It used to be a virtue to be able to compromise in Washington. Now that's a dirty word. Considering how much money the USA takes in already- and how much we could take in if we eliminated tax loophole more »
Comment on: 'Toy story 3: ‘
Posted 06/29/2011 09:25:46 EDT
I can think of atleast 3 directors that would have been better for this franchise. But, what are you gonna do? The first movie, atleast kept some Speilberginess to it that basically shared the wonder more »
Comment on: Is 20 percent down fair in high priced Greater Boston? - Boston Real Estate Now - Boston.com
Posted 06/28/2011 02:47:36 EDT
Bynxers, you hit the nail on the head. Private banks that used our tax dollars to bail themselves out and give ridiculous bonuses to their top dogs then do not lend to essentially creditworthy borrowe more »
Comment on: 'Mass. housing recovery years off'
Posted 06/13/2011 10:12:01 EDT
The Boston area doesn't really have any "middle-class" neighborhoods. The entire metro area is neatly divided between upper-class "white collar" cities/towns and poor "blue collar" ones. Atleast aroun more »
Comment on: Dearth%20of%20decent%20homes%20hobbles%20market
Posted 06/13/2011 09:57:34 EDT
sesvv said "Home quality is the same as it has been, but someone who would pay top dollar for a fixer-upper is no longer willing to do that...instead waiting to see if prices fall." I think you are se more »
Comment on: 'With home rentals on the rise, costs follow suit'
Posted 06/08/2011 03:10:58 EDT
Renting isn't bad when you know that your rent isn't going to shift ridiculously from year to year to "reflect the market" or when your rent actually pays for an acceptable, if not amiable living quar more »
Comment on: 'US overrules Patrick on immigration'
Posted 06/07/2011 10:23:18 EDT
Ofcourse El Globo would say the program is "controversial"- even though 40-some other states take part in it. The bias of this newspaper- even outside the editorials is absolutely shameful. more »
Posted 06/06/2011 02:03:40 EDT
Hansonbrother wrote: which has a bigger impact on the bottom line of just about every person in this forum: 1) gross, if not completely criminal, Wall Street negligence 2) illegal immigrants How about more »
Posted 06/06/2011 12:41:29 EDT
of course you are. No one admits to being Republican, silly. They're all "independents"I'll assume you are part of the Troll Party... more »
Posted 06/06/2011 12:37:00 EDT
"aaaaaaaaaaaaaand now the same people who deride any suggestion that we should be more like those European SOCHLISM-LOVIN' countries suddenly point to those same countries when it fits their endless o more »
Posted 06/06/2011 12:28:28 EDT
Look at Europe's, Canada's Australia's, Japan's and other nations policies... they are FAR more strict than ours. Why do the same people who call for us to "be more like Europe, Canada, etc." all the more »
Comment on: 'Economy gains, yet housing spirals downward'
Posted 06/06/2011 11:35:07 EDT
"Buying a house was the worst decision of my life" - 2015? -If you look at your house as a vastly appreciating asset/ bank/ retirement nest egg- than yes- it will be your worst decision. A house is so more »
Comment on: A jumbo hit to the housing market? - Boston Real Estate Now - Boston.com
Posted 06/06/2011 11:12:58 EDT
The only markets where this would truly be an issue is here in NE- eastern Mass and Conn specifically, the NYC metro area, DC metro area, California, and certain areas of the Northwest. This basically more »
Comment on: College student binge drinking linked to memory problems - Daily Dose - Boston.com
Posted 05/19/2011 02:54:31 EDT
Couldn't disagree more with the assertion to keep the current drinking age 21. The only reason it is 21 was because of the rabid political push by a vocal political minority who became powerful. Just more »
Comment on: Mass.%20home%20sales%20showed%20weakness%20in%20March
Posted 04/28/2011 12:44:38 EDT
buy what? A 1960's ranch for $450k on a small lot that needs another 50k in upgrades? And that's why I don't ever plan to buy here. The housing stock is some of the worst in the nation. Sellers think more »
Comment on: At his own peril, burrito maker takes on the Big Enchilada - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/26/2011 11:08:27 EDT
"It's not a free state, especially when it comes to business." In the two years that I have been around here- I'd say this is one of the least "free" states in the nation- second only to New York, of more »
Comment on: 'I-93 bridges to be replaced on summer weekends'
Posted 04/25/2011 09:16:40 EDT
This needs to get done- that roads is falling apart at the seams. But the road is going to be a disaster all summer long. Its going to be the Route 93 Parking Lot 24/7- looks like we'll all be taking more »
Comment on: 'Drivers curb habits as cost of gas soars'
Posted 04/21/2011 01:22:36 EDT
I think you can add a lot more people to that list other than Obama and Kerry. They are at the low end the spectrum compared to others..... more »
Posted 04/21/2011 01:10:45 EDT
Gas will be $5 a gallon by this summer. Think there will be constant media coverage? I thought the Goldman Sachs report was supposed to lower the price..... Hmmmmmmmmmm- better check to see what Exxon more »
Posted 04/21/2011 01:07:35 EDT
"In reality, there is a small group of extremely wealthy individuals in this world that are calling the shots. They influence elections, select their puppets, sit back, and let the world play out like more »
Comment on: Surprise, surprise: rich get richer - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/12/2011 09:23:26 EDT
I apologize for my poor grammar- an overnight shift will do that to you.... more »
Posted 04/12/2011 09:20:04 EDT
Normally I vehemently disagree with everything Jackson writes. But here, lets be honest- he has hit the nail on the head. Does the average American still really believe that Wall Street works in their more »
Comment on: Census%20data%3A%20JP%26%2339%3Bs%20Hispanic%2C%20black%20populations%20plunged
Posted 04/10/2011 12:33:25 EDT
Uhh duh- gentrification, much??? more »
Comment on: 'Voting activists plan to strike first on redistricting'
Posted 04/10/2011 08:58:01 EDT
âThere is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanismâ¦ There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American. The only man who is a good American is the man who is an Ameri more »