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  • Welfare Payout Statistics That Will Make You Really Angry

    02/26/2014 12:31:25 PM PST · by onyx · 53 replies ^ | February 26, 2014 | Seriously Epic Staff
    Now, don’t tell me that welfare recipients aren’t innovative! No reason to stand on your feet waiting to get your check. Just put your flip-flops next in line and go back and sit on your ass. What a great country! Related Article Corporate Welfare Statistics That Will Make You Sick With all the talk about unemployment benefits and welfare, it’s important to understand just how much money we’re talking about. In 35 states, welfare, housing assistance and other benefits pays more than a minimum wage job, according to a new study by the Cato Institute. The study also found...
  • Chappaquiddick - Ted Kennedy Documentary narrated by Ian Holm

    12/16/2017 7:15:44 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 31 replies
    youtube ^ | Feb 2, 2016 | Iam Holm
  • (vanity) WEEI and WGBH reveal name of fired Boston Globe writer; Globe still won't

    12/15/2017 7:40:04 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 9 replies
    12/15/17 | raccoonradio
    A political writer for the Boston Globe was forced to resign due to sexual harrassment. The paper refused to release his name but yesterday Kirk Minihane of radio station WEEI said it was Jim O'Sullivan; today, public radio station WGBH also confirms it was O'Sullivan. He is no longer on the paper's website and has not tweeted in a month. Tori Bedford of WGBH: "Even if you already knew this, somebody needed to report it with vetted sources, so here it is: "@wgbhnews confirmed that one of the accused Globe employees is Jim O’Sullivan, a political reporter who...resigned in late...
  • Bay State’s Common Core Blues

    12/14/2017 7:12:05 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 13, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    A new study from the Pioneer Institute in Boston shows that in Massachusetts, Common Core, like the world, is with us late and soon. Unfortunately, it's got all the world’s drawbacks and none of its benefits. "The previous standard provided a coherent line-up of texts in the parenthetical phrase, four works that form a single national and historical lineage (Declaration, Preamble, Bill of Rights, and Lincoln’s Second Inaugural)," the report reads. "One can identify the curricular focus easily and fill in more material that follows from it: some of the Federalist Papers, various constitutional amendments, Frederick Douglass’s speech on the...
  • Republicans reach deal on tax cuts with key farm benefits

    12/13/2017 10:22:59 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 19 replies ^ | Dec 13, 2017 | Philip Brasher
    Congressional Republicans say they reached agreement on a final tax bill that will provide a new 20-percent deduction for pass-through income from farms and small businesses. The agreement, which the House and Senate are expected to take up early next week, also calls for doubling the estate tax exemption and will include key expensing provisions that farm groups sought to preserve and expand, lawmakers said. They said the agreement also would allow deduction of state and local taxes, including income and property taxes, up to $10,000, a concession to lawmakers in high-tax states that could also benefit farmers. Senate Agriculture...
  • 19th-century weapon found in whale

    06/12/2007 3:38:41 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 79 replies · 4,808+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | By ERIN CONROY
    BOSTON - A 50-ton bowhead whale caught off the Alaskan coast last month had a weapon fragment embedded in its neck that showed it survived a similar hunt — more than a century ago. Embedded deep under its blubber was a 3 1/2-inch arrow-shaped projectile that has given researchers insight into the whale's age, estimated between 115 and 130 years old. "No other finding has been this precise," said John Bockstoce, an adjunct curator of the New Bedford Whaling Museum. Calculating a whale's age can be difficult, and is usually gauged by amino acids in the eye lenses. It's rare...
  • The infamous Statehouse sex scandal of 1855

    12/13/2017 6:54:16 AM PST · by luke1825 · 6 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 12/12 | peter lucas
    This is a story about state Rep. Joseph Hiss. His claim to fame is that he was the first member of the Massachusetts Legislature to be thrown out of the House for sexual misconduct. As a matter of fact, he was the first legislator thrown out of the Legislature for anything. His name came up the other day following Senate President Stanley Rosenberg’s decision to temporarily step down from his position during an investigation over charges that his husband Bryon Hefner sexually molested and harassed four Statehouse lobbyists or associates.
  • Undocumented Irish people living in Boston subjected to crackdown from ICE

    12/12/2017 5:59:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Irish Central ^ | December 10, 2017 09:08 PM | Paul Farrell
    U.S. immigration and customs agents have increased arrests of undocumented Irish people by 30 percent in 2017. That’s according to statistics released by ICE in December. This comes after Donald Trump signed an executive order just days after his inauguration ordering an ICE crackdown on illegal immigration. Those figures indicate that 34 Irish citizens have been deported from America this year as compared with 26 in 2016. The Irish Times reports that the majority of Irish who have overstayed their visas were on vacation waivers. The executive director of the Irish International Immigrant Center in Boston, Ronnie Millar, told the...
  • Someone Needs To Tell Sen. Warren What 'Slut-Shaming' Means

    12/12/2017 1:08:22 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 47 replies ^ | Dec 12, 2017 | Christine Rousselle
    Early on Tuesday, President Donald Trump sent out a tweet that many say had sexual implications about Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY). Trump called Gillibrand a "flunky" who would do "anything" for campaign contributions. Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a total flunky for Chuck Schumer and someone who would come to my office “begging” for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them), is now in the ring fighting against Trump. Very disloyal to Bill & Crooked-USED! 2:03 PM - Dec 12, 2017 64,556 64,556 Replies 16,994 16,994 Retweets 60,333 60,333 likes Twitter...
  • That was no typo: The median net worth of black Bostonians really is $8

    12/12/2017 1:24:40 PM PST · by tje · 80 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | December 11, 2017 | Akilah Johnson, Globe Staff
    The $8 detail in the Globe’s Spotlight series on race in Boston is not a typo. The median net worth for non-immigrant African-American households in the Greater Boston region is $8, according to “The Color of Wealth in Boston,” a 2015 report by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Duke University, and the New School.
  • What exactly is Elizabeth Warren trying to say about Kirsten Gillibrand?

    12/12/2017 10:53:35 AM PST · by ColdOne · 53 replies ^ | 12/12/17 | Emily Jashinsky
    Sen. Warren, D-Mass., quickly jumped into the fight, replying to the president with a tweet of her own. "Are you really trying to bully, intimidate and slut-shame [Sen. Gillibrand]? Do you know who you're picking a fight with? Good luck with that, [Donald Trump]," the senator wrote, adding, "Nevertheless, #shepersisted." Warren's ability to inject both "slut-shaming" and her personal branding into a statement of support for a beleaguered presidential rival is almost impressive for its transparent opportunism. Believe it or not, the Oxford English Dictionary actually has a definition for "slut-shaming," which it says is to "[s]tigmatize (a woman) for...
  • Palestinian students on (UMass) campus react to President Trump’s recent declaration

    12/12/2017 8:04:42 AM PST · by pabianice · 14 replies
    UMass Daily Collegian ^ | 12/12/17 | Nehela
    Altell says she hopes her voice will provide an outlet to help Palestinians who feel they are often silenced in the American political climate. “We will gain the right for everyone to go back and live on the lands of what was and will always be ours,” she said. “Jerusalem is forever ours, and only ours.” Saleh Aqleh, a junior civil engineering major, said he sees the recent declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel as an opportunity for others to witness, “for the 100th time the injustices the Palestinian people face.” He believes that Trump was in “no...
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren Accuses Trump Of Slut-Shaming Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

    12/12/2017 9:23:06 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 152 replies ^ | Dec. 12, 2017
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, accused President Donald Trump of slut-shaming Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand when he attacked the New York Democrat in a tweet on Tuesday morning. A day after Gillibrand, widely considered a potential 2020 presidential candidate, called for Trump's resignation, the president claimed the senator used to "do anything" for campaign donations from him. Trump concluded his verbal lashing by calling Gillibrand "used" and "very disloyal" to the Clintons, apparently referring to Gillibrand's recent statement that former President Bill Clinton should have left office following his affair with Monica Lewinsky in the 1990s. "Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand,...
  • Watch: Fireball Shooting Across The Sky Captured By Police Dashcam

    12/09/2017 9:01:02 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    newsweek ^ | 12/09/2017
    The American Meteor Society (AMS) took to Twitter on December 7 to confirm that what he saw was in fact, a meteor. AMS received reports from 146 people about the fireball event. The society noted it was primarily visible from Pennsylvania, but eyewitness accounts were also reported from twelve other states: New York, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio, Delaware, Connecticut, New Jersey, Rhode Island, West Virginia, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Washington, DC.
  • Experts see few reasons to proceed with Interstate 81 tunnel option

    12/11/2017 4:43:18 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    The Syracuse Post-Standard ^ | December 8, 2017 | Mark Weiner
    A $2 million study on replacing part of Interstate 81 in Syracuse with a tunnel supports what national transportation experts say they have known for years: Tunnels usually are a bad idea.While an I-81 tunnel would be technically feasible, it would be difficult to justify the cost of up to $4.5 billion at a time when few publicly-financed tunnel projects are moving forward, according to four transportation policy experts interviewed by few highway tunnel projects approved in recent years have been expensive mega projects, often plagued by delays and cost overruns that have drawn public criticism, the experts said.New York...
  • Boston Herald declares bankruptcy, agrees to be sold

    12/08/2017 2:20:58 PM PST · by TomServo · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/8/2017 | AP
    BOSTON — The Boston Herald is declaring bankruptcy and has agreed to be sold to GateHouse Media. See more at link..
  • Former Sen. Brian Joyce Arrested, ‘Violated The Public’s Trust’

    12/08/2017 2:53:29 PM PST · by tang-soo · 26 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | December 8, 2017 | CBS Boston
    BOSTON (CBS/AP) – Former Massachusetts Sen. Brian Joyce “violated the public’s trust” and “decided to take the path of greed” by using his office for personal profit to accept up to $1 million in bribes and kickbacks in exchange for official actions, federal investigators said Friday. Joyce, a longtime attorney and Milton Democrat who was arrested Friday, is accused of then hiding that money by creating a shell company and disguising it as “legal fees.” “We believe Mr. Joyce was greedy, plain and simple,” FBI Special Agent in Charge Hank Shaw said.
  • BREAKING: Pervert Democrat Senator Al Franken Expected to Resign Thursday

    12/06/2017 11:34:16 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 127 replies
    GP ^ | December 6,2017 | Cristina Laila
    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, posted to Facebook her call on Franken to resign Click here to see the list of Senators calling on Franken to resign. A top Senate Dem says he expects Franken to resign Thursday shortly after Franken’s office said he would be making an announcement Thursday. Democrat Senator Ron Wyden tweeted,”I expect that Senator Franken will announce his resignation tomorrow. It is the right thing to do given this series of serious allegations.”
  • Massachusetts church adds list of mass shootings to nativity scene

    12/05/2017 6:24:42 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 5, 2017
    A church in Massachusetts hopes to inspire its parishioners to take action by placing a list of recent mass shootings inside its nativity scene, Boston 25 News reported. St. Susanna’s Parish in the town of Dedham posted a list of cities where the shooting occurred and the death tolls directly behind the infant Jesus, Mary and Joseph, the report said.
  • Spraypainting, Window-Smashing Vandal Targets Boston-Area Trump Supporter Twice in Same Weekend

    12/05/2017 2:22:52 AM PST · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Big Government ^ | 12/4/17 | Daniel J Flynn
    A vandal targeted the home and vehicle of a Donald Trump supporter with spray paint and a blunt object twice this past weekend in Somerville, Massachusetts.The man sported a “Make America Great Again” sign in a window at his home and a bumpersticker supporting the president, along with a National Rifle Association decal, on a rear window of his truck. The vandal smashed the front windshield of the Chevrolet truck and spraypainted “BLM,” an acronym for Black Lives Matter, on the hood. Paint on one side of the vehicle petitioned its owner to “F— My A– Trump F—er.” The front...