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  1. Putin blames Poland for WWII

    https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/01/putin-blames-poland-world-war-ii/604426/?utm_medium=offsite&utm_source=google&utm_campaign=newsstand-ideas Interesting article - reads like a Tom Clancy story and might be entertaining if it weren't true. Even has our NES favorite: a real-life...
  2. Mass murder attack in Kyoto Japan - 33 killed by arson

    Didn't see this posted yet - Kyoto animation studio: 33 dead in suspected arson attack in Japan - CNN Man walks in and douses the place in flammable liquid and sets it on fire.. At least 33 dead, plus more injured.
  3. Email services with scripting/linux options?

    Is anyone aware of email service or redirect service that let's you run procmail and python scripts? I have access to a Linux account that does exactly what I want, but it's at an organization where I have guest privileges so I shouldn't be pushing all my email through there. I could set up my...
  4. Hopkinton chief pulls 3 officers' LTCs

    This is interesting... Metrowest Daily News article: Hopkinton police chief pulls gun licenses from three officers The officers -... - have been on “injured on duty” leave for a year and a half and not working shifts, according to town officials. ... Lee sent letters informing the officers of...
  5. WTS TiVo Roamio Plus 3TB DVR w/ Lifetime Service $350

    TiVo Roamio Plus Cablecard DVR (TCD848000) upgraded to 3TB hard drive (Western Digital WD30EZRX). RF remote. 6 tuners. Approx 450 hours of HD recording. Wifi/Ethernet/MoCA. Cable/Fios only - no antenna/OTA/Satellite/U-verse. I will also provide original factory 1TB hard drive. Lifetime "All in"...
  6. How to lose a sure-thing election in MA (Richard Ross)

    Democrat Becca Rausch upset winner over Republican state Sen. Richard Ross Democrat Becca Rausch upset winner over Republican state Sen. Richard Ross My commentary: Ok, I get it, running as an "R" in Massachusetts is typically a long-shot. But this really chaps my ass - this was a...
  7. Natick man charged with possessing "illegal gun"

    Article: Natick man charged with possessing illegal gun Excerpts (some stuff cut out): NATICK – A Natick man on Friday left a loaded semiautomatic rifle - a weapon banned in Massachusetts - in an unlocked minivan in front of his house, authorities said. A juvenile walking on West Central...
  8. New MA tax on rental cars for police training

    Police chiefs back statewide rental car fee to fund officer training This totally reeks of spending other people's money. Baker should veto this, but everybody bows down to cops. Wtf do rental cars have to do with training local police? Even the rental car trade association is too afraid to...
  9. Go to first unread - sometimes?

    Ever since the forum upgrade I've been having strange behavior when reading threads. For a thread that I've read before: - Sometimes I can click on a thread title, and it will bring me to the first unread. - Sometimes I click on a thread title and it brings me to the first post. Then I have...
  10. Globe hit piece on Maura Healey

    Do read the comments! AG Maura Healey promises transparency, but critics say her record falls short. - The Boston Globe She obviously pissed off someone at the Globe!
  11. Article: "A Gun Nut’s Guide to Gun Control That Works"

    Interesting read - A Gun Nut’s Guide to Gun Control That Works A Gun Nut’s Guide to Gun Control That Works A federal license for possession of semi-automatic firearms could make Americans safer—and more free. By JON STOKES April 28, 2018 "The idea is simple but powerful: a federally issued...
  12. WBUR Poll: MA residents want moar gun laws

    Tougher gun laws favored by Massachusetts voters, says poll 69 percent believe protecting citizens from gun violence should be the most important thing to lawmakers as they consider gun legislation. 79 percent said they support raising the minimum age in Massachusetts for firearms purchases...
  13. NY Dem Representative gets the 2A - dupe

    DUPE! Sorry: Hell just froze over! NY Dem says use 2nd against Trump --------------------------- Democrat suggests 'Second Amendment' remedy vs. Trump He gets it and he's exactly right. The whole reason for the 2A is to be able to resist the government if it becomes tyrannical. Some idiot...
  14. Telegram: Stronger Measures Concern Gun Rights Advocates

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette: Stronger measures concern local gun rights advocates Interesting article, a few tidbits: Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. said county prosecutors aren’t in the practice of knocking down gun charges. ... Mr. Early said instances of reducing gun...
  15. MA Teachers Union - planning gun action

    Got this voicemail from the Mass Teachers Association (union) for a family member. This is the google voice transcription so there are some errors. This is a bit disturbing:
  16. T&G Poll: Allow teachers to Carry?

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette Poll: Facebook poll: Should teachers carry a firearm? We're losing badly: 60%/40% This is from the related article, where Oxford police chief supported allowing teachers to carry: Oxford Chief: Consider allowing teachers to carry Go vote- T&G gets much more...
  17. Oxford Chief: Consider allowing teachers to carry

    This chief should be commended for saying this in public. I'm considering sending him a polite note of support. Oxford police chief favors arming schoolteachers
  18. MA H.3081/H.3610 Extreme Risk Protective Orders (ERPO) - Linsky Bill

    The H.3081"Extreme Risk Protective Orders" Linsky bill is getting renewed push in the MA Legislature Edit 2/21/18: H.3610 is still in committee and could be the bill that gets pushed. Info here: Post #52 This bill has been floating around since April 2017 and wasn't getting much traction. It...
  19. Massive water leak at AG's office

    ‘Massive’ water leak at Ashburton Place It'd be a shame if all records and computer systems were destroyed...
  20. New Tax Bill Strategies 2017-2018

    This thread is for actionable strategies to make the most out of the 2018 tax changes. There are two existing threads for discussing opinions and thoughts on the bills (linked below). I'd like this thread to exist to help people make strategic financial decisions. A few key impacts for the...
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