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Comment on: 'New UMass president, like predecessor, in line for sabbatical at full pay'
Posted 02/04/2012 02:59:22 EST
Hard-working staff at UMass are being refused tiny raises that are written into contracts because the state, supported by Caret, is not honoring the contracts. The same political hacks who cater to th more »
Comment on: 'It wasn't supposed to end this way for Paterno'
Posted 01/22/2012 05:45:53 EST
Paterno was not "forced to resign" as the story states. He was fired. These are two different things. more »
Comment on: Are you taking too much vitamin D? - Boston.com
Posted 12/23/2011 10:52:08 EST
Another poorly-written hyperbolic story about health. This story contains two of the most common errors in this type of medical reporting. 1. Concluding from statements like "no studies exist to prove more »
Comment on: 'Supermarkets start bagging self-serve checkouts'
Posted 09/26/2011 09:27:55 EDT
This is unfortunate. The reason I shop at Stop & Shop and not Big Y is the self-serve checkout, coupled with handheld scanners. I can scan products as I buy them, toss them in my cart or bag and check more »
Comment on: 'Biden: Flight 93 passengers, crew citizen-patriots'
Posted 09/10/2011 08:39:32 EDT
Also, after hearing the officials today, including former presidents from both parties, endlessly further the illogical myth that the passengers purposely crashed the plane, I think the idea that 93 w more »
Posted 09/10/2011 08:23:15 EDT
Biggest myth now being solidified in history is that the passengers purposely crashed the plane to avoid it hitting Washington, D.C. It's a nice romantic idea, but goes against logic. They weren't try more »
Comment on: 'One woman's reflections on going back to gray hair'
Posted 08/21/2011 02:57:04 EDT
In the gallery of silver-haired celebrities John Stewart does not distinguished, he looks ill. Is he a smoker? His odd skin color and dark under eye circles give him the look of someone with lung canc more »
Comment on: 'Framingham woman dies a day after cosmetic surgery'
Posted 08/12/2011 08:56:24 EDT
A lot of things seem fishy here. A strip mall surgery "spa" run by a doctor not board certified in surgery with god knows what kind of staff and facilities. And now the MetroDaily News is reporting th more »
Comment on: Red meat raises diabetes risk: how to lower it from Daily Dose
Posted 08/10/2011 06:55:05 EDT
This is a deeply flawed study that by its own admission draws conclusions based on âobserved associations [that] do not necessarily mean causation.â There is no sound scientific study that shows t more »
Comment on: 'Anne Hathaway, 30 next year, fearless about aging'
Posted 08/10/2011 05:06:01 EDT
Seriously? She's 28 and a poster child for aging. What is wrong with this picture? more »
Comment on: 'Northeastern takes offense at Forbes ranking'
Posted 08/06/2011 10:06:20 EDT
The Forbes ratings are obviously deeply flawed. In addition to applying a four-year graduation standard, it depends on student comments from RateMyProfessors which is about as scientific as the web si more »
Comment on: 'UMass health plan riles students'
Posted 06/28/2011 12:37:28 EDT
A few facts might be enlightening. 1) Mass state law requires all college students at all schools, public and private, to have health insurance. They can provide their own or they can buy the insuranc more »
Comment on: Clever alias, Whitey Bulger! - Creative Type's blog - Boston.com
Posted 06/26/2011 12:53:21 EDT
Well aren't you brilliant. Get yourself a baby naming book. There are hundreds of names that are said to mean "free man." more »
Comment on: 'Girl, 6, killed in rollover on turnpike'
Posted 06/17/2011 08:53:31 EDT
mtcboston wrote: "Let alone seatbelts, those girls should have been in carseats." ===== Car seats are not used at age 5 or 6. Booster seats may be used to allow the regular car seat belt to fit better more »
Posted 06/17/2011 08:50:01 EDT
Charged with "marked lanes violation and for not wearing a seat belt?" She should be charged with murder for putting two kids in the car without seat belts. I'm not "praying for her" because murderers more »
Comment on: 'Embattled UMass chancellor demands inquiry into leak'
Posted 06/13/2011 08:55:19 EDT
Celticpole -- The one thing a chancellor or president should do for his $375,000 a year his raise private money for the college from alumni and other private sources, like corporations. In the 21st ce more »
Comment on: 'Tornadoes hit Western, Central Mass.'
Posted 06/02/2011 07:13:58 EDT
This should be a lesson to people to take Watches and Warnings seriously. There were Tornado Watches posted for Western Mass. beginning around 1 p.m. and the first Warning, I believe, at about 3 p.m. more »
Comment on: Losing Holub would be a blow to school,state - The Boston Globe
Posted 05/26/2011 08:18:28 EDT
Wake up! Holub has almost no support on the UMass Amherst campus. Those coming to his defense are either 1) Anti-UMass on principle 2) Believing Holub's defense without knowing the facts or 3) Basing more »
Comment on: 'UMass may cut Amherst chancellor loose'
Posted 05/23/2011 09:57:27 EDT
People have asked what Holub did that was so bad. It's not really about race. That's just trotted out as an answer that was intended to be more palatable than saying the truth which is "he is a terrib more »
Posted 05/22/2011 02:07:14 EDT
MassMaroon's post from 5/22 at 11:43 AM EDT is exactly accurate. This is the most accurate description of what is happening at UMASS and with the current Chancellor that has yet to appear. The people more »
Posted 05/22/2011 10:29:37 EDT
Robert Holub was doomed from the start. He was brought in as the anti-John Lombardi, his wildly popular and successful predecessor who was axed when he didn't cow-tow to Jack Wilson. Where Lombardi wa more »
Comment on: Now%20it%26%2339%3Bs%20time%20to%20say%20goodbye...
Posted 05/17/2011 09:33:15 EDT
America's Next Great Restaurant was a miserable failure in a TV landscape where any reality show about America's next great something or chefs or restaurants competing for greatness seems to succeed. more »
Comment on: 'Earned vs. honorary: Acquiring doctorate takes different avenues'
Posted 05/15/2011 09:51:25 EDT
As usual Tracy Jan's facts are more than a little off. There was a protest in 2007 when Andrew Card was awarded an honorary degree at the UMass Amherst graduate school commencement. However, the prote more »
Comment on: Boston health agency announces 5 new measles cases - Daily Dose - Boston.com
Posted 05/10/2011 10:20:52 EDT
k1mgy, I'm not sure where you got the idea that because we may be too afraid of germs, we therefore are too afraid of measles. Measles is actually very contagious and complications like bronchitis, pn more »
Comment on: May the rejoicing go on - The Boston Globe
Posted 05/03/2011 08:20:33 EDT
Well apparently we adults did a excellent job in scaring the bejeezus out of the children of 9/11. Too bad we didn't do a better job of teaching this same generation to look at world issues in a broad more »
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