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Comment on: An Everett casino means regional problems - Opinion - The Boston Globe
Posted 10/24/2014 08:47:58 EDT
Is this an argument for making things worse?
Posted 10/24/2014 08:32:33 EDT
Yes, there's that too. What a mess.
Posted 10/24/2014 08:31:41 EDT
Left:Not just Charlestown. The entire I-93 dependent north of Boston area.
Posted 10/24/2014 08:30:15 EDT
Great argument, player! It translates to: If you don't agree with me, lump it.
Posted 10/24/2014 08:29:23 EDT
A lie by omission? That is logically v. silly.
Posted 10/24/2014 08:27:28 EDT
Mug,I don't have a moral objection to casinos. (I've been known to play some blackjack myself.) But I do think the traffic argument is a strong one against an urban Boston casino.
Posted 10/24/2014 08:20:21 EDT
Call me Scot, please. I'm not a Mr. kind of person. Thanks on column.
Posted 10/24/2014 08:18:52 EDT
Anna, Steven Wynn isn't talking about expanding the through-put of I-93, however, and that's what it would take to avoid the backups, even it it was possible to fix Sullivan Square.
Comment on: Charting difficult Democratic waters on education reform - Opinion - The Boston Globe
Posted 10/22/2014 05:17:14 EDT
Sorry, honest, see my comment above. (I put it in the wrong place.) Scot
Posted 10/22/2014 03:17:10 EDT
I have to defend Nat here. He's demonstrated that he understands this issue thoroughly and he cites facts and studies to backstop what he says. I just wish the anti-charter side would do the same. The more »
Posted 10/22/2014 03:12:39 EDT
But Beck, since the study is between kids who were entered in a charter lottery and won a slot and those who were entered in a charter lottery and didn't win a spot, it does control for the "motivated more »
Posted 10/22/2014 03:08:01 EDT
Rkiley: I guess I don't see the suspension issue as a major concern unless it's driving attrition, and I don't see the evidence of that. more »
Posted 10/22/2014 03:00:33 EDT
So essentially you are saying, yes, it is up to you to decide whether or not they are being exploited? more »
Posted 10/22/2014 08:56:06 EDT
Massachusetts does indeed do well on many educational measures, in no small part because of the long, sustained, bipartisan education-reform effort in this state. But that doesn't mean that all school more »
Posted 10/22/2014 08:25:07 EDT
Oh, I see Nat already already said that. Thanks, Nat; good to have someone else familiar with the issue and the research responding here. more »
Posted 10/22/2014 08:24:24 EDT
That's a sly trick, Rkiley, introducing your opinions as though they are corrective of errors rather than a reassertion of old, disproved arguments! ;) Read the Harvard-MIT and the MIT stand-alone stu more »
Posted 10/22/2014 08:21:54 EDT
Here, Sam, you assume that it's ipso facto exploitive if teachers are willing to work for any conditions/wages outside those prescribed in the BTU contract. That doesn't make sense, frankly. Charters more »
Posted 10/22/2014 08:16:53 EDT
Giermund: Actually, that's illustrative of exactly what I'm talking about. The Boston Foundation isn't right-wing; you merely say that because you disagree with the research it funded from Harvard & M more »
Comment on: Doubting Thomas on the bottle bill - Editorials - The Boston Globe
Posted 10/17/2014 11:34:12 EDT
Pretty good discussion today, everybody. Even -- egad -- TSW. Thanks for taking the time to read and weigh in. more »
Posted 10/17/2014 11:27:24 EDT
As I say, I don't see the MMA making those arguments. Does the Vermonter referenced above now speak for them? more »
Posted 10/17/2014 11:13:39 EDT
BAM: You are nothing if not a savant. I imagine you bailed out of the market in early August and got into bonds? more »
Posted 10/17/2014 11:07:19 EDT
Noon2: The difference it makes is simple: When people are paid to advance an argument, they are nearly blind to a more compelling counterargument. For example, look at the antis' ads. They started by more »
Posted 10/17/2014 09:55:50 EDT
I have to say, I'm a self-interested party here, but I think JL's history is accurate ... more »
Posted 10/17/2014 09:54:42 EDT
Yes, we have small island of plastic floating around in the ocean. more »
Posted 10/17/2014 08:43:51 EDT
Agreed on the trash cans, Tsy. But the bottles you'll find in them aren't ones with deposits. Those are removed and redeemed. It's the plastic water bottles and sports drink containers. more »
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