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BH April 18, 2014 at 11:20 am
Ok so all this security for the marathon, what about the platform of train stations, parks duringRead More lunch, outdoor concerts, parades and charity walks? Give me a break. All this police presence and money spent and overtime is a scare tactic and can't possibly deter someone determined to carry anything out.
Srpska dobrovoljačka garda April 18, 2014 at 01:27 pm
I'm scared.
James W. Worthington
user April 18, 2014 at 01:45 pm
typical classy Worthington family of Newtown, PA. like father like son
Gretchen Robinson April 18, 2014 at 01:45 pm
I served on a jury for an assault involving biting that left a permanent scar on the victims hand.Read More It wasn't just a bite but a ripping. This 'bleeding heart liberal' voted for conviction and led the jury to see this as egregious and requiring that we do convict. That's the price of being an adult human being, to do the hard thing when necessary.
Daniella Ruiz April 18, 2014 at 01:49 pm
the database of town/city names is being flagrantly abused. 'nearby ness' of these places hasRead More seemingly lost the context of the state parameter. remember, The Patch is now run/owned/controlled/abused by some guy by the name of Hale, who apparently could give a flea's poop about the end user. http://streetfightmag.com/2014/03/06/new-patch-owner-running-company-in-lean-entrepreneurial-mode/
James W. Worthington
Bryan Harz April 18, 2014 at 01:35 pm
Every drunkard thinks their Mike Tyson after a dozen or so beers. This knucklehead really believedRead More it! LOL! And Chip there's no room for "eye for an eye" justice in America! That's what theocracies do, like in the Middle East.
Norm Wool April 18, 2014 at 01:54 pm
Alcohol!! The most dangerous legal drug in the world!!
Bryan Harz April 18, 2014 at 02:27 pm
Drink responsibly, not repetitively. LOL!!
“You're going to shut your mouth or I'm going to have some duct tape put on it," Judge John McBain told Camia Gamet during her sentencing Wednesday. (Screenshot: WJBK Video)
Southpaw April 18, 2014 at 01:59 pm
Kudos. More judges need to speak up, and I bet it will happen, too. Every state should have capitalRead More punishment. Some people are not people; they're evil monsters and have no place here.
nckmcdnld April 18, 2014 at 02:01 pm
The Judge was right. Too bad they don't have the death penalty.
Al Sanchez April 18, 2014 at 02:27 pm
I SEE NOTHING WRONG WITH WHAT HE SAID. MORE JUDGES SHOULD BE AS NICE.
State Treasurer Steve Grossman and Jim Wallace of GOAL debate at the Statehouse on April 27, 2014. Courtesy
Wayne Bruce April 18, 2014 at 01:44 pm
Splice, the "making it harder for honest people" is actually the weakest argument againstRead More mandatory FFL transfers. All it's asking is that you go to a gun store or other licensed FFL to conduct the transaction and have a quick NCIS check. Instead of a McDonald's parking lot. Period. If you're already part of that "99.9 percent" who have done an E-FA-10, as I have, then you're participating in a process that has ZERO accountability because you can't check the validity of the other party's license. You can be part of the 99.9 percent, an upstanding citizen in every regard, but you have no way to know that the other party is a valid license holder AND you're not legally liable for the illegal transfer. But wait, you say, what if I want to transfer a firearm to my kid or spouse? Simple: Save the E-FA-10 for that kind of a transaction where you KNOW the validity of the other party. 2) Your understandable distaste for biometric security is based on current technology, which, again, is years away from being ready for prime time. Any sensor on a gun will be more sensitive and more reliable than the fingerprint reader on a $200 Wal-Mart safe. And even that cheap safe on the market today allows for dozens of allowed users, so the "spouse down!" argument is invalid.
Wayne Bruce April 18, 2014 at 01:57 pm
Andrew Denaro, I already addressed the biometric issue in the earlier comment. I completely agreeRead More with your point about proper education and safety. My kids know those core rules, know that they are never to touch ANY firearm, etc. (We've done the Eddie Eagle program at home, and plan on making sure they do it again this year.) re: extreme disadvantage: Fact of the matter is that our guns are far less likely to be used to kill a criminal or stop a crime than we think, yet we tend to store them as if that's their main use. I think that's where the "ban all guns" crowd tends to start seeing responsible vigilance as paranoia. That's where the nasty "gun nut" garbage starts getting tossed around, and that's where both sides stop talking and start retreating to stark ideological positions that do zero good.
Splice April 18, 2014 at 02:27 pm
Wayne, since you've done person to person gun sale by using the State's E-FA10 form, then you knowRead More that the both the seller's and buyer's info comes up onto the screen. If the person buying the gun doesn't have a proper, current, gun license it will show. If the sale then continues, without proper proof, then it becomes an everyday illegal gun sale between criminals. And, yes it is a burden to have to travel to a gun store and pay a fee, usually $30 to $40, in order to transfer a gun between legal parties. Suppose you're selling 4 guns and need to pay $160 to transfer them. Also, as you are probably aware, there are some models of guns that can only legally be transferred to a licensed MA LTC holder person to person and that a licensed gun dealer cannot transfer. This extra burden is not needed nor is it wanted by the vast majority of gun owners. ************************************************** I will restate that adding "smart gun" technology to guns is not something, again, that most gun owners want or need. Do you think police and military firearms will have this type of device? Of course not, because it may make a gun inoperative when it is needed the most.
Karyn April 18, 2014 at 01:57 pm
Why so harsh? One is not mutually exclusive of the other! This is but another way for friends andRead More his hometown to remember him. http://tewksbury.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/residents-asked-to-shine-a-light-for-sean-collier-one-year-after-his-death!
BH April 18, 2014 at 02:03 pm
Because if you can get 10 or 100 or 1000 people to join in something, why not maximize their effortsRead More and volunteer to create a memorial or clean up a park and donate a bench or donate something to the MIT police rather than just flipping a switch. Not an attack on you, I guess I just see it as creating more of a personal feeling of satisfaction rather than actual giving.
Q Danylik April 18, 2014 at 02:28 pm
Bless Boston.
WCSC screen grab shows charges against worker.
Maria Houser Conzemius April 18, 2014 at 12:24 pm
*Wall Street CEOs can STEAL, I meant
Tom G. April 18, 2014 at 12:35 pm
Why have the drink fountain accessible to patrons if they aren't allowed to refill? Why not fillRead More the drink behind the counter so there is no confusion? You typically put the fountain out in front of the counter and allow patrons to fill their own cups when there are free refills. This incident is arguably entrapment.
Igor April 18, 2014 at 02:27 pm
Because that's less work they have to do in order to demand higher minimum wage.
Screen grab from video
MillicentBroderick April 17, 2014 at 08:00 am
Horses should not be nose to exhaust pipe on city streets. That is cruelty and the horse had hadRead More enough.
kathleen macmurray April 17, 2014 at 08:46 am
A horse and carriage ride in a park, fine. But not on busy, crowded city streets. It's cruel to theRead More horse and dangerous to everyone else. I'm with the NYC mayor on this one.
Sheila April 17, 2014 at 08:16 pm
Poor horse. I hope someone equine rescue unit will relieve him from his present circumstances andRead More either give him a good home or find him one.
It could cost Americans 20 percent more to get their bacon fixes as a deadline virus sweeps through the nation's hog barns. (Patch file photo)
kay sieverding April 17, 2014 at 09:56 am
The price of pork can also go up because the price of beef is up. It's not just weather andRead More disease, it's also cost of fuel.
mark April 18, 2014 at 08:16 am
With prices rising in all industries, I call it the disease of liberal Democrats! And it is theRead More disease that will wipe out civilization!
mark April 18, 2014 at 08:23 am
When taxes are imposed on various industries then to stay in business the prices increase on theRead More consumer! Obamacare , gas taxes, payroll taxes, tolls, the proposed soda and candy tax , your tobacco tax is 75% of what the product really costs! Commercial Property tax increases! Do you people see what's going on here? This country is being destroyed by the Democrats! It is starting to resemble The a Soviet Union! We should change the name of this country to the USSA!
Screen grab from KETV report
Heather Osrien April 17, 2014 at 01:31 pm
Just another copy cat. They crawl in thu the exit where the toy is dropped into when youRead More "win". Where were the oh so stupid parents while this was going on?
Maggie Magoo April 17, 2014 at 11:09 pm
This happened years ago in Little Falls, NJ when a child walked out of his house and into theRead More traffice on Route 23 and was killed.....what is wrong with parents? You go to the bathroom you take the child with you!!!!!! Lucky his Gardian Angel was watching over him!
dj April 18, 2014 at 07:49 am
Unless Nebraska is now part of Wayne, why is this story of parental stupidity even here.
A look at one of the 40 new locomotives being placed into service between now and the summer of 2015. Photo Credit: MBTA
BH April 16, 2014 at 01:07 pm
Sage DuBaer April 16, 2014 at 02:51 pm
@BH -- that story is about the new coaches being built overseas, not the locomotives mentioned aboveRead More (which I believe were assembled in the US) ...
BH April 17, 2014 at 08:08 am
I understand, but with the good comes the bad. Don't trust Massachusetts or their deal makingRead More ability.
Bomb squad on scene. Photo Credit: WHDH, 7-News
jpf2361 April 17, 2014 at 05:40 pm
I agree with you Snow 100%
Snow April 17, 2014 at 05:45 pm
That whole artistic expression he was going after- we will call "Idiot in a jail cell".
Maria Houser Conzemius April 18, 2014 at 12:35 pm
We need bomb-sniffing police dogs or military dogs. We also need to make the FBI accountable forRead More their failure to follow up on Russian warnings that Tamerlan Tsarnaeyev was being radicalized. The real jihadist in the family was the Tsarnaeyev's brothers' mother. The Russians knew that but didn't send the video proving it to the FBI. Even so, they told the FBI enough that they should have been on their trail, and the FBI blew it. And why weren't they on top of the former Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan who shot to death three non-Jews in an anti-semitic attempt to kill Jews in Overland Park? Why do we allow so much surveillance of citizens when the results are so disappointing? It's not like the FBI is getting the job done. They miss a lot of really big, obvious targets.
Former State Trooper Sean Murphy. Credit: WHDH/7News
Snow April 17, 2014 at 05:19 pm
I'm going with hawk's opinion. What he did counteracted the Rolling Stone cover, showing the realRead More truth of what happened. Though it would be nice to know if he received money for his photos or just released them- anyone know?
Scott April 18, 2014 at 08:06 am
Hawk.....There were no laws broken here. Yes, he may have broken a department policy. But not aRead More policy that should have forced his retirement. Think of this. Police and Fire departments all over the country now post Twitter pictures while on scene working an incident. Obviously if their taking pictures, then their not doing their jobs. Isn't that breaking department policy also? No reprimands happening. I still think this was a lame decission by the MSP.
Bob April 18, 2014 at 02:22 pm
Scott is right. He broke no law and the photos he released were already cleared for not being usedRead More as evidence. I think he deserved punishment but I thought the one week suspension was the right move. To be moved to Athol was a crap move by the State Police or whomever ordered it.
A screenshot from DrugFree.org about Zohydro ER. Credit: DrugFree.org
BH April 18, 2014 at 10:50 am
Ive never been on TalkMansfield nor do I have a linkedin account. We've been over this, I am by noRead More means the gentlemen you are referring to. You've assumed that since my name on a local comment blog has the initials "BH" then I must be the only person in Mansfield with those initials whom you can find on the internet. Nice try.
BH April 18, 2014 at 10:57 am
I also find it humorous that you are trying to either make me mad or "expose" me orRead More whatever you are trying to do. I'm not on the other site, even if I was I'm not sure what your point would be. These are comment sections made for comments, anybody can say what they please. It's actually even more humorous that you are attempting to do some investigative work and wasting your time trying to find out the identities of anonymous commenters. Seems like a good use of time.
BH April 18, 2014 at 11:02 am
Bjarni Herjólfsson (fl. 10th century) was a Norse explorer who is the first known EuropeanRead More discoverer of the mainland of the Americas, which he sighted in 985.
A "Boston Strong" graphic projected on the TD Garden. Credit: WHDH/7News
REPUBLIC RISING April 15, 2014 at 11:50 am
Thanks for the response. Were you there? What does that mean really? Were you? All I'm doing isRead More asking questions that need to be asked, am I free to ask questions and get answers? Someone committed suicide after being pegged the bomber? That's a new one - who?
Midwest Hydroganics owner Joseph Vota said business has been booming since Patch revealed the DEA was staking out his store. Credit: Joseph Hosey
Grumpy Old Man April 18, 2014 at 07:44 am
So far the only complaint I've heard is about how terrible Reagan is. I really hate to tell you butRead More the so called War on Drugs, whether titled that or not, has been going on for a long time before Reagan or Nixon ever came into office. And the jackass party hasn't been behind in enforcing it either. Oh, Eric WithHolder claims he doesn't want to prosecute marijuana offenses - what the hell is the DEA doing here? And maybe you can tell me who has produced the drugs which, along with education about safe practices, has defeated or brought the AIDS problem under control? No, it's not the labor unions of America, Timothy Leary, or little old Madame Curie in her kitchen lab.
Grumpy Old Man April 18, 2014 at 08:54 am
To clarify before someone jumps - the major drug control legislation did come about in 1970 as aRead More reaction to the widespread (both real and perceived) use and abuse of recreational drugs. But opiates were banned from importation, sale and manufacture in 1924 (other than that for medical purposes - morphine is an opiate and a pain reliever which if not administered correctly can and does result in dependency. Oh, and Allison, give your French Bull Dog a big hug and kiss from his cousin my English Bull Dog who loves Bulldogs of any stripe, color, or national origin.
knee jerk April 18, 2014 at 10:40 am
@ Tom Hollman: I do you realize how STUPID you sound? I'm sure your God has a plan for you-goodRead More luck.
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