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Anna Bucciarelli October 14, 2013 at 08:08 am
Paul, the site seems to be closed or discontinued.
Paul Tress October 14, 2013 at 08:15 am
The full path to the site is: www.csmonitor.com/USA/2011/0104/Could-you-pass-a-US-citizenship-testRead More (You need to add the 'Could-you-pass-a-US-citizenship-test', without the single quotes, to the end.)
Anna Bucciarelli October 14, 2013 at 08:28 am
Thanks Paul ... will test myself later today and if I do good, I'll let you know and, if not, I'llRead More hang my head in shame and not tell you! :)
Kicking Capital
Tyler Jozefowicz October 11, 2013 at 10:27 am
No one can argue with "can kicking". The bigger question is what exactly do you want toRead More cut, by how much and over what period of time. Most economists recommend 4 trillion over 10 years . We have already cut about 2.2 trillion (est). I'd like anyone that goes along with the "can kicking" theory to specifically name their cuts with $$$ estimates. Otherwise we just have a shouting match of ideologues here.
Tyler Jozefowicz September 17, 2013 at 09:13 pm
My father relates that he was exiting classes at Northeastern University on Huntington Ave, Boston,Read More the streets were bare and the bus ride home was somber, no one talking, all knew. the next 3 days TV carried the events, and funeral, procession and family in morning. People on the streets were outwardly crying.
Anna Bucciarelli September 18, 2013 at 07:40 am
Living in Boulder Colorado, still did not drive, so had a date to go shopping with a friend whoRead More would drive us to Denver. If course we suspended our plan and stood glued to the TV that day and for days thereafter, saw the shooting of the shooter and the sadness everywhere was overwhelming. I was so taken with Jackie, who lunged to retrieve part of Jack's brain that went flying, and with her steadfastness throughout the whole time, a true lady to be admired then and even now tho she too is gone.
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Jim Stratton July 31, 2013 at 10:00 pm
> what to do about four copies of ‘Kind of Blue’ or ‘Bringing it All BackRead More Home’ Keep at least one of each!
Paul Tress July 31, 2013 at 10:49 pm
But I won't get rid old Beatles and Stones 45s in the picture sleeves.
Anna Bucciarelli August 1, 2013 at 06:09 am
And, none of my Sinatra, singles or albums, are going anywhere!
Tyler Jozefowicz July 14, 2013 at 10:26 pm
It's all about the guns again , isn't it. 80,000 gun deaths a year , only 323 by mass killings ,Read More and only 4% are at the hands of the mentally ill, 95% of those are mentally ill suicides ( an NRA diversionary tactic), and about 5 teenagers and younger kids killed each week. Ya , I'd say , we as a country have something to talk about.
Virginia Chadbourne June 25, 2013 at 05:20 pm
Sorry about the repetition - Patch said my first comment was rejected - I assumed because it was tooRead More long (I do get wordy...) so I re-entered the important stuff in a more brief form.
Paul Tress June 25, 2013 at 06:04 pm
No problem. Thanks for the comments.
Anna Bucciarelli October 13, 2013 at 12:00 pm
Blood type, maybe OK ... allergies too. Medications? I'm not sure. But like Virginia, I haveRead More that all recorded on a card I carry in my wallet and hope that if the need arises it will serve. BTW, Paul and others, we will again (thank the Lord) be advised via mail when our licenses are due to expire. Guess it caused so many to forgo renewing on time (ME), it was decided by Maryann Caprillian to reinstitute the mail advisory.
Anna Bucciarelli May 31, 2013 at 12:18 pm
Me too Paul ... not as young as once I was, and as much as I love summer and gardening on theRead More hottest of hot days, I look for respite from heat and humidity. Two years ago I had a wall-mounted Mitsubishi installed in my family room, its permanent and stays put throughout the year, has a simple fan feature as well and works like a charm, is unobtrusive and a real wonder at precision. No work involved at installation each year ... best decision I ever made.
Anup Datta June 6, 2013 at 04:46 pm
The first modern air conditioning system was developed in 1902 who was young electrical engineer.HisRead More name was Willis Haviland Carrier. It was designed to solve a humidity problem at the Sackett-Wilhelms Lithographing and Publishing Company in Brooklyn, N.Y. Paper stock at the plant would sometimes absorb moisture from the warm summer air. But some days before my Air conditioner give disturb & I want to repair it.For this region I call <a href="http://airccc.com.au"rel=?dofollow">Air conditioner </a>compain. The people of this compain is very good & their service also good.
Anup Datta June 6, 2013 at 04:47 pm
The first modern air conditioning system was developed in 1902 who was young electrical engineer.HisRead More name was Willis Haviland Carrier. It was designed to solve a humidity problem at the Sackett-Wilhelms Lithographing and Publishing Company in Brooklyn, N.Y. Paper stock at the plant would sometimes absorb moisture from the warm summer air. But some days before my Air conditioner give disturb & I want to repair it.For this region I call <a href="http://airccc.com.au"rel="dofollow">Air conditioner </a>compain. The people of this compain is very good & their service also good.
Anna Bucciarelli May 25, 2013 at 02:07 pm
Thanks for this Paul ... so interesting and informative. You always give a good picture of theRead More places you travel to and it is much appreciated by me, who will probably never get to do the extent of travel as do you.
Tyler Jozefowicz May 29, 2013 at 09:52 pm
Very interesting. When Governor Patrick (D) put his budget together he included infrastructureRead More improvements , bridge repairs , etc., Also included were rail transportation extensions North Shore to Boston, rail line from New Bedford to Boston, other rail extensions and improvements to facilitate travel and commerce, ability of workers to get to new jobs, to be paid for over 20 years by 1% increase in income taxes and concurrent permanent decrease in sales taxes. Many who frequent this blog, trashed the idea and Gov . Patrick as just another tax and spend liberal. It cost $26 daily to park in Boston, gas cost and clogged highways and 2 hour commutes by car. They just do not get it. My suspicion they are either retired or live & work outside the city and commute by car, with no regard for the future or overall transportation picture. Some blame unions; Europe has unions as well , but that does not stop them. Their transportation networks are far superior to ours; they spent 5% on infrastructure ; we spend 2%. I would include Montreal and Toronto, Japan as well.
Anna Bucciarelli May 30, 2013 at 10:32 am
Paul ... it pleases me tremendously to read all of your interesting blogs, none of which getRead More political and are simply informative and full of your perspectives about places in which you travel and issues that may be of interest to all in our daily living. Keep them coming ... thoroughly enjoyable.
fatty arbuckle February 21, 2013 at 03:28 pm
" undocumented" no call it what it is ILLEGALS while our elected officials hem and hawRead More about this and propose new laws and regulations, why don't they just enforce the laws on the books! all this pandering and catering to "illegals" only adds to the problem by encouraging more to do the same! start enforcing the laws and deporting,fining and incarcerating them, this will help act a deterrent! enough is enough! no other country on this planet puts up with this non stop violation of their borders!
Paul Tress February 21, 2013 at 03:57 pm
I concur, but the horse has left the barn. Strict control is necessary.
Jim Stratton February 13, 2013 at 10:54 pm
The period of Lent - the most somber part of the Christian year - begins in, and at least partiallyRead More overlaps, these "dog days." I'll add that for me at least, summer never "drags on" - it's ALWAYS too short. :-)
Tim Miranda January 19, 2013 at 02:08 am
Couple comments - Bill White, do you interact alot of "american moslem" groups? JustRead More because you haven't heard anything "utterred" about this subject from islamic organizations in the US doesn't mean it hasn't happend. - Paul Tress, when you wholesale copy content from another author, it often makes sense to wrap it in quotes and cite the quotation. Otherwise people may think you are trying to pass off the content as your original work.
Leigh D. Sherrill January 23, 2013 at 01:38 am
Your thought remind me of the famous poem first written by Martin Niemoller titled "First theyRead More came." It begins, "First they came for the Social Democrats, but I was not a Social Democrat, so I was silient. It ends with saying and then they came for me and there was noone left to speak. I remember seeing these thoughts acted out in a film, which was very powerful. Leigh
LT Towne January 23, 2013 at 04:30 pm
Wait, is this The Onion?
Anna Bucciarelli January 5, 2013 at 02:13 pm
All foreign to me ... I just use a simple device to make calls, this computer for emails, shoppingRead More and commenting on Patch ... I do not need all this fancy stuff and, truth be told, it really bores me. I think sometimes people get so caught up in all this stuff they tend to forget to live real lives and communicate with living, breathing people. But, to each his own. I am happy in my ignorance of these issues.
Anna Bucciarelli January 5, 2013 at 02:21 pm
P.S. ... I also prefer bound books for reading and avoid all mention of Kindles for me, tho theyRead More have been offered as gifts. Just something about the feel and smell of those pages turns me on, plus why would I "buy" when we have such a well-stocked library here in Chelmsford? Not for me ... I truly am happy with simple pleasures.
ChelmsfordMom December 22, 2012 at 12:33 pm
It's a fascinating topic to be sure. But the Israeli-Palestinian issue is so incredibly complex itRead More cannot possibly be summed up in this one article.
Paul Tress December 22, 2012 at 12:37 pm
The intent of the blog is not to summarize the issue but to indicate the issue permeates everydayRead More life.
Bill White December 22, 2012 at 06:24 pm
Israel seems to be a very poignant place -- full of memories of things past, and portents of thingsRead More to come... well-written... Bill White, Billerica
Anna Bucciarelli November 22, 2012 at 03:23 pm
And to you too Paul ... Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Happy Chunuka and all the joy that you canRead More hold for as long as you can.
MarkG November 28, 2012 at 07:04 pm
" I refuse to reply to 'Happy Holidays' with ‘Happy Holidays’; I'll say 'MerryRead More Christmas, Happy New Year' or 'Happy Chunuka' (note different spelling) or both as appropriate. 'Happy Holidays' is vacuous." I hear this a lot, and it's basically nonsense spewed by someone who wants to feel important or witty. Look, I'm happy for you that you've got a lot of passion for what you believe. I do too, and I think we believe the same thing. But give me a break! Someone is trying to WISH YOU WELL!!!! They initiated it by saying "Happy Holidays"! To respond with anything other than "Thank You", or "Happy Holidays to you too" doesn't make you enlightened. It makes you a pretentious jerk. Maybe if you had been less self consumed, you would have offered up a greeting to them first. But it seems you were too focused on your own perceived awesomeness to look down at this individual (clearly you are looking down at them when you respond), and wish them well. So take you self righteous approach a can it. The next time someone responds to "Happy Holidays", with "Merry Christmas", realize they aren't actually using this opportunity to wish you well at all. They're using it to say "I'm better than you, and I can judge you in a flash". How pathetic!
ChelmsfordMom November 8, 2012 at 03:24 am
I find it odd that you found nothing positive to say about Israel.
Paul Tress November 8, 2012 at 10:06 am
The blog is on commonality among the three discrete nations. Each nation provides our roots in theRead More West. I intend to write a series of blogs in the upcoming weeks on each nation, including worts.