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  • Comment on: 'Court mismatch makes OUI justice elusive'

    Posted 11/13/2011 10:26:32 EST

    I'm trying to understand the point of this reporting series. It seems to be to bring to the public attention the knowledge that people who are being charged with crimes are being acquitted. Isn't that more »

  • Comment on: 'The costs of America's choices'

    Posted 09/10/2011 08:21:58 EDT

    Wow, no comments?!? The Tea Party Trolls must be sleeping in this morning. I have a vague recollection of Dick Cheney saying something obliquely cynical like, "they'll be talking about us for decades. more »

  • Comment on: Romney's jobs plan goes beyond sound bites - The Boston Globe

    Posted 09/10/2011 08:00:43 EDT

    "Romney wants to make it easier for highly skilled workers and foreign-born graduates of US universities to get visas." Why can't they go through the same visa process everyone else does? I'm all for more »

  • Comment on: 'In disputes with companies, it’

    Posted 08/21/2011 10:57:07 EDT

    It is the purchaser who "settled for less." The "dishonor" is on Brookstone. While I admit that there comes a time in a negotiation when the costs of negotiating outweigh the possible benefits, I thin more »

  • Comment on: 'Brady test' on child pornography - The Boston Globe

    Posted 08/21/2011 10:24:08 EDT

    Taking a picture of someone else's naked child without the parent's permission probably is a crime and if not, should be. Further, publishing said photo (again without permission) and making comments more »

  • Comment on: The original organization men - The Boston Globe

    Posted 08/21/2011 09:55:52 EDT

    "The church is one of the largest landowners in the nation, and has untold billions in insurance holdings and financial investments. Untold is the point, since LDS secrecy prevents any outside audit o more »

  • Comment on: 'Perry doles out grants, political appointments to campaign donors'

    Posted 08/21/2011 09:24:40 EDT

    "More than a quarter of the companies that have received grants from the enterprise fund in the most recent fiscal year, or their chief executives, made contributions..." 1/4 doesn't seem like a lot c more »

  • Comment on: A weak economy trampled by battling giants - The Boston Globe

    Posted 08/19/2011 09:45:19 EDT

    What trueendurance said...

    Add: non-nuclear, small scale, distributed, clean energy projects. more »

  • Comment on: 'Working longer may not work out'

    Posted 08/14/2011 11:00:01 EDT

    Growth (and increased revenue) is the only thing that will solve the deficit problem without welching on our promises whether it be to bond holders or retirees/disabled. Growth won't happen while you' more »

  • Comment on: 'Bringing temp job to an end, politely'

    Posted 08/14/2011 10:44:36 EDT

    The current employer is under no obligation to provide any notice of a termination date. Likewise the employee is under no obligation to work. That's how "work for hire" works. As a courtesy, both emp more »

  • Comment on: 'Saving the receipt for patio chairs pays off, 22 years later'

    Posted 08/14/2011 10:36:58 EDT

    They should not be required to turn in the lifetime guarantee receipt especially if they have more of the old chairs still covered under the guarantee. Those chairs should still be covered by the orig more »

  • Comment on: 'Is it 2008 all over again?'

    Posted 08/14/2011 10:29:15 EDT

    The US should tax those cash reserves.

    Helps balance the budget.

    Provides incentive for companies to invest the money in the economy, jobs, growth... more »

  • Comment on: 'Danger in the balanced budget amendment'

    Posted 08/13/2011 10:05:58 EDT

    @BenWhite "The BBA would not subvert (eliminate??) Congress' power to appropriate funds. It would merely limit their power to run up deficits." There is no way to "run up deficits" without the Congres more »

  • Comment on: 'Danger in the balanced budget amendment'

    Posted 08/13/2011 10:37:29 EDT

    The Congress' main power is to appropriate funds. If you pass an amendment which effectively eliminates this power, then what do you need Congress for? To declare war? No, not that, last happened 6/5/ more »

  • Comment on: 'Romney: 'Corporations are people, my friend''

    Posted 08/11/2011 08:15:32 EDT

    But Romney is actually correct, corporations are persons, they're just not persons like you and me. The Supreme Court has repeatedly backed the concept of corporation as person (special thanks to Just more »

  • Comment on: 'Geithner: S&

    Posted 08/07/2011 07:57:41 EDT

    S & P gave you AAA ratings for CDO's and CDS's. Diss the Prez and praise S & P at your peril. more »

  • Comment on: Kerry calls lower credit rating a ‘Tea Party downgrade’ from Political Intelligence

    Posted 08/07/2011 05:08:01 EDT

    Hey wait, wasn't Standard & Poor one of the rating agencies who kept high ratings for mortgage backed securities (or collateralized debt exchanges or credit default swaps or whatever they were brandin more »

  • Comment on: Kerry calls lower credit rating a ‘Tea Party downgrade’ from Political Intelligence

    Posted 08/07/2011 04:03:02 EDT

    I love it, "Tea Party Downgrade." Sweet!

    But it could also be a Tea Party Tax Increase as our debt repayments just got a lot more expensive and guess who is going to pay for it? more »

  • Comment on: 'Book of the month: Brooks’

    Posted 08/07/2011 11:27:05 EDT

    Brooks is a paranoid dystopian. Whatever you do, don't get your financial advice from this crank. Singletary should be ashamed of herself for promoting this schlock. more »

  • Comment on: 'Why the economy doesn’

    Posted 08/07/2011 11:15:50 EDT

    I seem to recall the recent specter of a global banking system collapse. Liquidity so dry that gas stations would stop taking ATM cards. Oh, dumb you, you didn't stash your cash in the mattress? 'Caus more »

  • Comment on: The Mormon arrival - The Boston Globe

    Posted 08/07/2011 10:03:55 EDT

    Excellent article but I wonder how Carroll's previous views on exceptionalism regarding Christianity reflect on Mormonism - a tenet clearly within the latter's canon. He seems to be giving the notion more »

  • Comment on: 'Do neti pots really help with colds and sinus infections?'

    Posted 08/01/2011 10:19:16 EDT

    1) Best to use distilled water rather than tap water which has a number of other ingredients other than water, some of which may be harmful such as chlorine. 2) The saline solution should also be buff more »

  • Comment on: Promoting prosperity - The Boston Globe

    Posted 08/01/2011 09:58:48 EDT

    Ditto what psalmanaazaar said.
    more »

  • Comment on: 'President veers toward right in bid for debt compromise'

    Posted 07/31/2011 09:03:55 EDT

    Excellent point Defend... and possibly even close to the truth. What people seem to be missing is that raising the debt ceiling is one of the powers of the Congress not the Executive Branch. Blame Oba more »

  • Comment on: 'Anxiety cools stock market as investors plan for the worst'

    Posted 07/30/2011 09:12:01 EDT

    Anyone who thinks this is a pro-business political strategy is a fool. Best estimates are that government contractors will not be paid. The contractors that have enough cash on hand will survive, the more »