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  • Kerry: ‘People are going to die' due to Trump's withdrawal from Paris climate deal

    11/17/2018 4:19:27 PM PST · by Simon Green · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/16/18 | Justin Wise
    Former Secretary of State John Kerry said "people are going to die" because of President Trump's decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement. "People are going to die because of the decision Donald Trump made," Kerry said in an interview with The Guardian published on Friday. "My kids and my grandkids are going to face a difficult world because of what Donald Trump has done." The Guardian questioned Kerry about a variety of subjects, including many he writes about in his book, "Every Day is Extra," that was released in September. In it, Kerry details the Obama...
  • Sharks or People?

    11/16/2018 6:55:46 AM PST · by edwinland · 26 replies
    New Boston Post ^ | Nov 16, 2018 | New Boston Post Editorial Board
    Seals are cute and fun to watch. They’re also a nuisance on Cape Cod, where tens of thousands of them are eating fish that might otherwise be caught by Cape fishermen and drawing great white sharks that are occasionally attacking swimmers at Cape beaches. A man was seriously injured by a great white shark August 15 in Truro, and another man was killed by a great white on September 15 in Wellfleet. These attacks, while sad, aren’t surprising. In fact, given the explosion of seals and sharks in recent years, it’s remarkable it has taken this long. More such attacks...
  • College Library Prepares For Thanksgiving By Sharing Guideline On ‘Decolonizing’ The Holiday

    11/14/2018 2:03:13 AM PST · by kevcol · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 13, 2018 | Neetu Chandak
    The article also includes also a list of resources for educators and family members that help them teach Thanksgiving in a “socially responsible” way. One of the resources suggested was “Ten Ways to Make Your Thanksgiving about Social and Environmental Justice,” by Eve Bratman. . . “Many Native Americans do not celebrate the arrival of the Pilgrims and other European settlers,” the group’s website says. “Thanksgiving day is a reminder of the genocide of millions of Native people, the theft of Native lands, and the relentless assault on Native culture.”
  • The Kuhner Report,Jeffrey T.Kuhner Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WOR AM,November 12-16,2018

    11/12/2018 9:09:51 AM PST · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    The Kuhner Report ^ | November 12, 2018 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    Good Afternoon And WELCOME!
  • Rachel Rollins, Criminal Justice Reformer, is the New Suffolk DA

    11/11/2018 1:03:13 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 14 replies
    Boston Magazine ^ | 11/06/18 | Spencer Buell
    Her winning platform included a push for criminal justice reform, and a controversial policy of no longer prosecuting people for lower-level non-violent crimes, like dealing small amounts of drugs, shoplifting, or standalone resisting arrest charges. Instead, she has vowed to focus on resolving those issues via alternatives to jail, like community service or restitution. “This is the time for us to claim our power and make good on our promises to make true criminal justice reform for the people in Suffolk County,” Rollins said at the time. “Reform that is progressive – that decriminalizes poverty, substance use disorder, and mental...
  • A Massachusetts mandate for Charlie Baker’s leadership

    11/09/2018 5:31:48 AM PST · by luke1825 · 4 replies
    lowell sun ^ | nov 9 | peter lucas
    Republican Gov. Charlie Baker is the man that moderate Democrats and independents just love. Because, to paraphrase the Stealers Wheel hit song, there were clowns to the left of him, jokers to the right, while Baker was stuck in the middle with you. No political extremism for him, either from the right or the left. He is Mr. Middle Ground.
  • First Circuit Court of Appeals Rule No Right to Bear Arms Outside the Home

    11/08/2018 10:09:02 AM PST · by marktwain · 121 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 2 November, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On 2 November 2018, the First Circuit Court of Appeals held the Second Amendment effectively does not apply outside the home.  From This case involves a constitutional challenge to the Massachusetts firearms licensing statute, as implemented in the communities of Boston and Brookline. All of the individual plaintiffs sought and received licenses from one of those two communities to carry firearms in public. The licenses, though, were restricted: they allowed the plaintiffs to carry firearms only in relation to certain specified activities but denied them the right to carry firearms more generally. The plaintiffs say that the Massachusetts firearms licensing...
  • Awkward! Elizabeth Warren invokes ‘constitutional crisis’ over Sessions resignation, trips hard [Jun

    11/08/2018 5:22:56 AM PST · by lowbridge · 55 replies
    Twitchy ^ | November 7, 2018 | Sarah D
    Elizabeth Warren âś”@SenWarren As our top law enforcement officer, the AG must be truthful and uphold the law. Sessions cannot continue to serve. He should resign. 5:30 PM - Jun 13, 2017 Elizabeth Warren âś”@SenWarren .@realDonaldTrumpÂ’s firing of Jeff Sessions brings us one step closer to a constitutional crisis. Congress must act to ensure that Special Counsel Mueller can do his job without interference. 4:32 PM - Nov 7, 2018
  • Fox News: GOP Retains Governorship of MA, MD, and AL

    11/06/2018 5:13:14 PM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 6, 2018 | Staff
    In Maryland, Republican Governor Larry Hogan will win a second term by defeating Democrat Ben Jealous, the former president of the NAACP. In Massachusetts, Republican Governor Charlie Baker will win a second term by defeating Democrat Jay Gonzalez. In Alabama, Republican Governor Kay Ivey will win election to a first full term by defeating Democrat Walter Maddox, the mayor of Tuscaloosa.
  • Fox News: MA - SEN: <s>Warren</s>Pocahontas - D Defeats Diehl - R

    11/06/2018 5:05:17 PM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 6, 2018 | Staff
    Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren, of Massachusetts, is projected to win a second term in the Senate, defeating Republican state lawmaker Geoff Diehl.
  • Mike Dukakis: 'This Pocahontas stuff, what's the matter with this guy?'

    11/06/2018 2:38:26 PM PST · by kevcol · 129 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 6, 2018 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Former Democratic presidential nominee Mike Dukakis predicted Tuesday that Democrats would do well on Election Day because they're sick of President Trump, who he said is "disagreeable all the time." "This Pocahontas stuff, what's the matter with this guy?" Dukakis said on Fox News when asked about how Trump picks on Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.
  • Twelve Races To Watch in Massachusetts Tonight, And What The Results Will Mean for Conservatives

    11/06/2018 1:09:13 PM PST · by edwinland · 43 replies
    New Boston Post ^ | Nov 6, 2018 | New Boston Post Staff
    Conservatives in Massachusetts would like to be able to say they’ll win up and down the ballot, but that’s not realistic in a state where nearly 61 percent voted for Hillary Clinton for president two years ago. Instead, conservatives will be looking for sporadic and incremental victories tonight – or they’ll go back to the drawing board. Here below is a conservative’s guide to 12 key races in Massachusetts on Election Day, Tuesday, November 6, 2018: Ballot Questions Question 1 Limiting the Number of Patients Nurses Can See in a Hospital This ballot question is a classic case study in...
  • Bolsonaro's sons show up in Mossad and IDF t-shirts, and the media melt down(Brazil)

    11/06/2018 9:20:35 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies ^ | 11/6/2018 | Monica Showlater
    It's happening. The media are melting down and going into hysterics about Brazil's election of Jair Bolsonaro, AKA "Tropical Trump," to its presidency. Here's a starter tweet from a Washington Post contributor to show the pattern: This is a photo of Brazil’s new president Jair Bolsonaro’s two sons wearing IDF and Mossad shirts. Israel has become a symbol for authoritarianism around the world. Hear that? Israel, authoritarian, get it? What planet does this person live on? Bolsonaro is very pro-Israel, and Israelis are delighted by the support. Bolsonaro has vowed to move Brazil's embassy to Jerusalem in a bid to...
  • The Kuhner Report,Jeffrey T.Kuhner Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WRKO AM,November 5-9,2018

    11/05/2018 9:18:50 AM PST · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    The Kuhner Report ^ | November 5, 2018 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    Good Afternoon And WELCOME! GET out and VOTE MA!
  • (MA) Shirley man held after dozens of guns, silencers seized from home

    11/03/2018 8:13:44 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 41 replies ^ | 10/01/18 | Craig S. Semon
    SHIRLEY - A 62-year-old man was held without bail on weapons charges Thursday after police found dozens of guns and silencers in his home, according to the Middlesex district attorney. Jeffrey Dusti of Great Road (Route 2A) was arraigned Thursday in Ayer District Court on 47 counts of possession of a firearm without a license, 44 counts of possession of a silencer, along with charges of possession of a loaded firearm without a license, possession of ammunition and possession of a sawed-off shotgun. Judge Margaret Guzman ordered Mr. Dusti held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing scheduled for Monday. “The...
  • L. Warren Campaign Finance Investigation, the last Warren v Diehl debate

    10/31/2018 6:05:19 AM PDT · by taildragger · 21 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10/31/2018 | taildragger
    In the Last debate between Liz Warren and Geoff Diehl a question was asked about an Campaign Finance Investigation that has been opened up looking into Warren using the Kavanaugh Hearings as a fund raising Vehicle. The question was asked by the panelist ( assume they were liberal ) and the next minute and 1/2 are priceless as she stammers and has a deer in the headlights look.Go here for the Video:
  • James 'Whitey' Bulger dead, had been moved to W. Va.

    10/30/2018 2:27:30 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 69 replies ^ | 10/30/18 | Laurel J. Sweet, Joe Dwinell/ap
    Gangland serial slayer James "Whitey" Bulger was killed shortly after being moved to a high-security federal prison in West Virginia, the Herald has confirmed. Bulger, 89, was convicted in 2013 of being complicit in 11 murders in Massachusetts, Florida and Oklahoma. His attorney, Hank Brennan, who tried to appeal Bulger's life sentence all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, declined comment pending notification by the Bureau of Prisons. Bulger arrived at USP Hazelton yesterday. He was found unresponsive at 8:20 this morning, according to a statement from the Bureau of Prisons, which provided no other details. "Life-saving measures were...
  • The Howie Carr Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,WRKO AM,October 29-November 30,2018

    10/29/2018 1:48:02 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    Howie Carr ^ | October 29,2018 | Howie Carr
    Good Afternoon And WELCOME!
  • Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris accused of breaking fundraising rules over Kavanaugh vote

    10/29/2018 1:10:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 29, 2018 | Alex Swoyer
    A watchdog group filed a Senate ethics complaint Monday against Sens. Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren for sending out fundraising emails asking for donations to support their votes against Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh — even before they cast their votes against him. While voting and then asking supporters to back that decision with cash is common, the watchdog group, the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT), says asking for money ahead of time crosses the line into vote-buying.
  • The Kuhner Report,Jeffrey T.Kuhner Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WRKO AM,October 29-November 2,2018

    10/29/2018 9:29:21 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    The Kuhner Report ^ | October 29,2018 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    Good Afternoon And WELCOME!