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Comment on: Is ISIS an army of nihilists? Just the opposite - Ideas - The Boston Globe
Posted 09/02/2014 06:54:30 EDT
Nihilism should be re-branded as Realism or Nihilism-Realism.
Comment on: New York Lizards drop Boston Cannons, 16-15 in OT - Sports - The Boston Globe
Posted 07/21/2014 02:44:38 EDT
Thanks for following the MLL. But could't you done more on the Lacrosse World Championships.
Comment on: Niacin drug causes serious side effects and no heart benefits, study finds - Health & wellness - The Boston Globe
Posted 07/16/2014 06:42:26 EDT
Niacin helps you if you have high Lipoprotein(a). Everyone needs to have the LP(a) checked. It is genetic and is a very sticky velcro-like cholesterol. But it is not in the normal lipid panel. You mus more »
Comment on: From Brighton repair shop, World Cup a beautiful sight - Sports - The Boston Globe
Posted 07/09/2014 09:44:47 EDT
I am not a soccer fan but I watched many of the WC games. To me it is like watching the Olympics every 4 years. Come on Dan admit you watch figure skating during the Olympics! I do and then not again more »
Comment on: Disc golf taking off in New England - Style - The Boston Globe
Posted 07/08/2014 09:39:53 EDT
My son plays and loves it. He started a club team in college. One of the important points is the lack of hype about the sport. You could say that a founding ethos of the sport is to be anti-hype. It i more »
Comment on: July 4 gas prices at highest level since 2008 - Business - The Boston Globe
Posted 06/30/2014 05:22:33 EDT
Try $4.65/ gallon on Martha's Vineyard for a 3 mile boat ride. more »
Comment on: US soccer in World Cup a ratings success - Sports - The Boston Globe
Posted 06/27/2014 08:36:17 EDT
The Game of the Future for the past 40 years. more »
Comment on: Soccer, he doesnât get a kick out of it - Sports - The Boston Globe
Posted 06/24/2014 03:13:23 EDT
4 reasons I find soccer painful to watch: 1)the drama queens, 2)1/3 of the passes are Hail Marys with no precision compared to lacrosse or rugby 3) the secret timing of the Ref "at his sole discretion more »
Comment on: Gas lines in 1979 - Globe Insiders - The Boston Globe
Posted 06/14/2014 08:50:52 EDT
That June I was driving on a Friday afternoon from Amherst MA to a wedding on Shelter Island, Long Island. I got to Bridgeport CT around 2pm and got off the highway to get gas. Every gas station was c more »
Comment on: Winning war movies - Movies - The Boston Globe
Posted 06/13/2014 12:37:15 EDT
" The Best Years of Our Lives" 1945 The issues returning Vets have in every war, be it 1945 or 2014. more »
Comment on: Mitt Romney urges GOP to drop opposition to minimum wage hike - Politics - The Boston Globe
Posted 05/10/2014 12:41:34 EDT
In the 70's the minimum wage was around $2.50, with inflation that would be the equivalent of $13.50 today.This shows how wages have been suppressed over 40 years. more »
Comment on: Raise earnings, but go beyond the minumum wage to do it - Opinion - The Boston Globe
Posted 03/24/2014 07:28:05 EDT
In the 1970's the minimum wage was $2.50; that is the equivalent of $13.50 today with inflation.
All wages have been suppressed while productivity has never been higher.
A correction is needed.
Comment on: Moving up was a big-time mistake for UMass football - Sports - The Boston Globe
Posted 01/08/2014 02:03:53 EST
As a UMass Alum- Thank God, it's almost Lacrosse Season.
Comment on: 2 winners in $636m Mega Millions drawing - Nation - The Boston Globe
Posted 12/18/2013 01:58:40 EST
Why don't they do 636 $1 million winners?
Comment on: UMass football subsidy exceeds projections - Sports - The Boston Globe
Posted 12/13/2013 04:31:14 EST
Hey no-name; What are your "facts" ? Do you dispute that UMass and UConn were considered at an equal level as academic institutions 20 years ago? Do you dispute that UConn is now ranked higher after t more »
Posted 12/13/2013 08:34:48 EST
20 years ago UMass and UConn were considered equally ranked educational institutions. UConn did a major push in athletics and got more and better applicants and more donations and is now a higher ra more »
Comment on: Mass. students excel on global examinations - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 12/05/2013 08:26:40 EST
6000 out of 3-4 million?
Posted 12/03/2013 01:27:47 EST
Oh Please - Can 6000 US Students represent the entire US in ANY meaningful way? Same with TIMMS. Also I doubt Shanghai "randomly selected" their students. From the PISA website ; The students; more »
Comment on: The ideals behind UMass Amherstâs stained concrete - Boston.com
Posted 03/23/2013 03:10:10 EDT
Library Sinking? -- The rumor in the 70's was the architects forgot to take into consideration the weight of the books and that the Library was sinking.
Comment on: As their taxes rise, some of the wealthy applaud - Business - The Boston Globe
Posted 01/04/2013 12:57:27 EST
The increase is only 4.6% and so a married couple making over $450,000 will pay only $4600 more per every $100,000 in income tax on what they earn over $450,000. If they make $1,450,000 they will pay more »
Comment on: UMass football plagued by attendance problem - Sports - The Boston Globe
Posted 12/12/2012 08:00:55 EST
Which university is higher ranked by US News and World Report, UConn or Umass? When I graduated from UMass-Amherst in 1981, they were considered equals. In the Nineties, UConn made a big push for Big more »
Comment on: Mass. garners high marks on key international exam - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 12/11/2012 08:22:58 EST
In a country of over 300 million people, is testing 5000-10,000 students statistically significant? Or when in some countries they are told to do well for the honor of their nation, while studen more »
Comment on: Patriots beat the storm, get home safely - Sports - The Boston Globe
Posted 10/30/2012 11:25:50 EDT
Do they fly a chartered jet?
Comment on: Brown opposes higher tax on wealthy - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 01/22/2012 10:49:30 EST
Some people say that taxes should not be raised on the wealthy and we should keep the same tax structure as it helps to create jobs, but what jobs did they create in the past 4 years? What is the logi more »
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Posted 09/11/2011 02:00:58 EDT
The reality is that only 30% pay full retail price. The other 70% get a lot of FA as grants. My daughter went to a private college in Vt and paid $40,000 out of $50,000. My son is at a private college more »
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