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burbie

About Me: Economic and political moderate. "A" student in logic in college. Good grammar. All comments are substantive. No empty invective or empty praise. Rarely repeat what someone else has said. Proper capitalization, punctuation, and paragraph breaks make my posts easier to read. Unfortunately I am a little too long winded. Well-meaning criticism of my writing style is eagerly welcomed.

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  • Forum Post: What do you find annoying?

    Posted 09/23/2011 08:01:22 EDT

    In Response to Re: What do you find annoying?: [QUOTE]This happened to me yesterday.  I drove round-trip to a hiking event and brought three people.  The mileage was probably 70 miles altogether.  No more »

  • Forum Post: Which fall shows will you watch?

    Posted 09/01/2011 09:08:04 EDT

    When you watch or listen to the news, you can't easily skip over the stuff you're not interested in. Add to that the fact the video is slower than reading. News in print, including text-based Internet more »

  • Forum Post: Replaced by an iPad

    Posted 08/30/2011 07:28:55 EDT

    In Response to Re: Replaced by an iPad: [QUOTE]I wish my company would buy me an iPad!   Posted by jwm218[/QUOTE] I assume that if an employer issues you an iPad, it would be for work use only. It wou more »

  • Forum Post: What do you find annoying?

    Posted 08/16/2011 10:56:06 EDT

    BTW, all you cell phone complainers: Here are 2 reasons why you are annoyed by cell phones. 1. The human brain is more distracted by hearing only one side of a conversation, because it compulsively tr more »

  • Forum Post: What do you find annoying?

    Posted 08/16/2011 10:49:13 EDT

    - idling engines - streets that are unlabeled or whose label is so far from the corner, you can't see it in time, or whose label is obscured by something. - littering - criminals who don't keep their more »

  • Forum Post: What can London learn from Boston

    Posted 08/11/2011 06:01:59 EDT

    In Response to Re: What can London learn from Boston: A friendly and well-meant suggestion: Look up "paragraph." They make what you write much easier to read. Yes, fatter players help in American foot more »

  • Forum Post: What's your favorite quirky exercise?

    Posted 06/14/2011 08:24:59 EDT

    Walking about a half a mile to fetch a pail (or jug) of water at a commercial water filter. Cheaper and less polluting than buying it at the store. On the way back it's mostly uphill. Who needs 5 lb. more »

  • Forum Post: What's your favorite quirky exercise?

    Posted 06/14/2011 08:15:05 EDT

    In Response to Re: What's your favorite quirky exercise?: [QUOTE]BIKRAM YOGA. 90 minutes. 26 Postures. 104 degrees. Gallons of Sweat. Life Changing.  Posted by JessicaHaley1234[/QUOTE] Sorry, heating more »

  • Forum Post: What are your favorite local doughnut shops?

    Posted 04/25/2011 08:35:32 EDT

    For donuts, I think Kane's is the best, but if you've ever seen me, you'll see that I don't look like a big donut eater -- and it's not without effort. The best thing about Kane's is no background mus more »

  • Forum Post: What are your favorite local doughnut shops?

    Posted 04/25/2011 08:22:39 EDT

    In Response to Re: What are your favorite local doughnut shops?: [QUOTE]In Response to Re: What are your favorite local doughnut shops? : A lot of Olin's posts...I'm going to try that place this weeke more »

  • Forum Post: What are your favorite local doughnut shops?

    Posted 04/25/2011 08:16:25 EDT

    In Response to Re: What are your favorite local doughnut shops?: [QUOTE]They could give lessons to Starbucks![/QUOTE] If you think being better than Starbucks is something to crow about, I don't think more »

  • Forum Post: Favorite apps?

    Posted 04/14/2011 07:56:21 EDT

    How about an app that lets you know whether you even need to go to the ER. That would be both a life and a money saver.

    more »

  • Forum Post: Wallet-friendly date suggestions?

    Posted 09/01/2010 07:24:27 EDT

    A trip to the beach. Cheap to drive and many on the North Shore are available by T. Bring some of your favorite poetry books. When you're at the beach, find a secluded spot and read poetry to each oth more »

  • Forum Post: Your favorite Massachusetts beach?

    Posted 07/13/2010 06:04:14 EDT

    With everyone in their revealing bathing suits, are there beaches with a no blubber section? It sickens me as much as 2nd hand smoke. PS: I agree that all these beaches are basically the same and the more »

  • Forum Post: Given that Independent voters are the majority in most communities, do you believe political parties are becoming increasingly irrelevant?

    Posted 07/01/2010 07:46:04 EDT

    Independents can vote in either party's primary in Massachusetts, so you get to pick which party's primary you want to vote in at the last minute. About 60% of the time I vote Republican, but Republic more »

  • Forum Post: Up on the roof

    Posted 06/30/2010 07:10:38 EDT

    The Colonnade?

    Alcohol + Swimming Pool = Lawsuit + Funeral more »

  • Forum Post: Send us your suggestions

    Posted 06/20/2010 01:26:32 EDT

    It's interesting that the clear majority of the posts so far recommend fiction, when book sales data show that non-fiction is more popular in the US. The best book I've ever read on human society and more »

  • Forum Post: Your money-saving tips

    Posted 04/25/2010 08:02:08 EDT

    * Get over that hang up about metered service. In most cases it is cheaper than unmetered service. Study your usage first. * Get a slower cable or DSL connection. I don't do video. I haven't got the p more »

  • Forum Post: How do you earn extra cash

    Posted 04/18/2010 06:44:39 EDT

    Last Modified: 01/01/1970 00:00:00In Response to Re: How do you earn extra cash: [QUOTE]I save money by shopping in New Hampshire. Posted by schadenfreude99[/QUOTE] That depends on:   1. How far you l more »

  • Forum Post: Will you be getting an iPad?

    Posted 04/03/2010 10:56:40 EDT

    Sounds like a great idea. What can you use it for? At least with my Mac, I can get software from anywhere I want. Vendor lock-in means Ben Dover and C. Howard Fields. Sounds like Steve Jobs is going b more »

  • Forum Post: Are receptionists obsolete?

    Posted 03/09/2010 05:26:33 EST

    The question is ridiculous on the face of it. It assumes an all or nothing answer for all situations. Some companies need a receptionist and some don't. A smart businessman would have a reliable way t more »

  • Forum Post: Share your urban limericks for St. Patrick's Day

    Posted 03/04/2010 09:22:00 EST

     She is left, and he is right.  He’s always angry, and she’s uptight.  She’s dim-witted, and he’s not bright.  Everything they say is trite.  Below the surface, their differences are slight.  They jus more »

  • Forum Post: Share your urban limericks for St. Patrick's Day

    Posted 03/04/2010 09:21:01 EST

    Having kids without a daddy,
    Sure takes a great big toll.
    Please set a higher goal.
    You won't live well on the dole,
    and you don't want your kids home on parole,
    so please use birth control.

    more »

  • Forum Post: Name changes

    Posted 11/27/2009 05:05:10 EST

    Please keep your original name. It is so confusing when people change their name. If you want your children to have some of your identity and make it easier for their teachers, give them your last nam more »

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