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Comment on: MBTA chief to become new transportation secretary from Metro Desk
Posted 08/04/2011 07:57:39 EDT
Well, this is good for him, I guess, although I would have liked to see him stay there and reform the T. Good luck.
Comment on: 'Senate, House pursue fallback plans to avoid default'
Posted 07/25/2011 04:41:51 EDT
This is kind of scary. Waiting so long is going to hurt the markets, regardless of if they get it together. The country doesn't need that. It's a shame that ego's are in the way. Reid's $2.7 trillion more »
Comment on: 'Patrick, leaders strike deal on union bargaining curbs'
Posted 07/09/2011 08:46:31 EDT
And exactly what would a Republican governor do to solve this crisis? How would they solve the T financial mess? How would they keep public sector wages in-line with cost of living, the Job itself wit more »
Comment on: 'Bruins win first Stanley Cup in 39 years'
Posted 06/16/2011 03:34:35 EDT
Go Boston ! more »
Comment on: 'Aging MBTA trolley cars need $100M in upgrades'
Posted 06/09/2011 02:22:56 EDT
I'm waiting for a federal takeover. They are the only ones that can run the thing right. more »
Comment on: 'MBTA weighing changes in commuter rail contract'
Posted 05/17/2011 06:17:52 EDT
The trouble with the T is that few people know how to run it, but many people know how to exploit it. And the governor is not a 'hands-on' manager of this states' infrastructure, as indicated in his p more »
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Posted 05/11/2011 08:38:34 EDT
Is there ever a day when the T doesn't have a bad day or a delay? This may give light to the argument of expanding the T operations at South Station. Any focal point with trains is trouble in the maki more »
Comment on: '120 dead after 2 days of unrest in Syria'
Posted 04/23/2011 03:20:02 EDT
There was an excellent program on yesterday featuring former secretary's Powell, Albright, and Baker which gave me some valuable insight on current events and what a president must go through. If you' more »
Comment on: 'Lawrence mayor is focus of federal, state probe'
Posted 04/23/2011 07:52:14 EDT
mrwarmth said 'mayor of this once great but deeply troubled city' How did this city get into its troubles to begin with? It could not have all been Mike Dukasis? Other than way back in the day of bein more »
Comment on: Government Center isnât broken â so donât spend millions fixing it - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/19/2011 10:41:52 EDT
Agreed! This is Massachusetts. Now, after two years of listening to some of the people on this board, I'm just about ready to join them, after reading stories like these. I might agree that Government more »
Comment on: T says rubber seal failed, leading to Green Line derailment today
Posted 04/13/2011 08:02:16 EDT
The train in question was the 'newer' Green Line trains designed in Italy (but assembled here in the U.S.) and has had problems since its introduction in the 80's? No matter what the T does, it will b more »
Comment on: 'Shutdown talks yield no deal as clock ticks'
Posted 04/07/2011 11:02:53 EDT
I wouldn't like to see the 'entitlements' cut, but if we must have cuts, I think it should be across the board. No sacred cows. This is not unlike the analogy of tearing off the tape from your back fa more »
Comment on: 'Leased locomotives help fill gaps in MBTA commuter rail lineup'
Posted 03/24/2011 04:22:59 EDT
Good luck to the T. It is a shame it has gotten to this point. :-( more »
Comment on: 'UMass medical school chancellor gets pay increase of nearly 12%'
Posted 03/17/2011 02:21:52 EDT
This is an incredible state to make money in -- if you're connected with government in the right way! more »
Comment on: 'Patrick scrutinizes salaries of state agencies’
Posted 02/27/2011 06:52:31 EST
I once heard GP state that we (Massachusetts) could do a lot more if the Big Dig were off our backs. How much does the state still owe on that nightmare? more »
Comment on: 'Freshmen spur GOP-run House on big spending cuts'
Posted 02/19/2011 02:53:14 EST
BenWhite wrote: "Folks, $60 billion is roughly a week's worth of the Federal Budget. One week. And OMG the sky is falling." Wasn't it the Republicans who didn't want the military budget on the cutting more »
Comment on: 'Dozens of Israelis flee Egypt on emergency flight'
Posted 01/29/2011 01:43:02 EST
Excellent opinions, all here. As Bob Dylan said: 'The Times, They Are a Changin!' more »
Comment on: 'Bank of America drops WikiLeaks, prepares for backlash'
Posted 12/19/2010 04:37:34 EST
MtFlyod35 wrote: " I don't understand the hatred for Wiki-leaks. People are being lied to and manipulated by big government and big business and you don't want to know about it? Ignorance is bliss I g more »
Comment on: 'Why flops matter'
Posted 11/13/2010 03:20:25 EST
Worst movie I've ever seen was: 'The Da Vinci Code.' Too long, too unbelievable. more »
Comment on: 'To keep college debt to a minimum, don’
Posted 10/31/2010 06:18:31 EDT
College's aren't dumb. Most are non-profit businesses with a for-profit mind. Fund-raising is a full-time business and their expenses are quite real. Once they see that students are moving from the fu more »
Comment on: 'Confidence, anxiety mark final days in governor’
Posted 10/31/2010 06:03:34 EDT
Zeroemissions: You wrote: Hydro Quebec dams up forests and displaces Native peoples and provides no jobs for Mass. residents. It in also no cheaper than Cape Wind because of the billions of dollars th more »
Comment on: 'Challenge pushes Frank into overdrive'
Posted 10/30/2010 09:46:48 EDT
Barney Explains...http://www.house.gov/frank/faq/fannie-and-freddie.html more »
Comment on: Dirty%20political%20tricks%20in%20Mass.%20race%2C%20suit%20alleges
Posted 10/07/2010 02:20:42 EDT
Nothing sour grapes about the truth! If the Baker campaign is pulling dirty tricks, then bring it out. That would mean CB can't run on his own two feet, but step on someone elses! more »
Comment on: 'Southwest-AirTran merger means less price competition'
Posted 09/28/2010 09:25:00 EDT
While I can see the 'win-win' argument, I like AirTran, especially when they got their act together after the ValuJet disaster. Now, to have all that hard work disappear into the airline history book more »
Comment on: Lawrence Summers to leave White House post, return to Harvard
Posted 09/21/2010 10:02:28 EDT
I wonder if Summers was asked to leave because the economy isn't turning around fast enough? As was said earlier, DC has a lot of powerful personalities and I wonder if there was a clash? more »
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