5 votes

Shackles killing patients in MA

The use of so-called "restraints", or what in prisons the same instruments would be called "shackles", is abhorrent. Especially when used 23 out of 24 hours on a person.

The blood clot that began in his leg and passed into his lung, killing him, would not have happened if he had not been shackled.

The bright side of this story is the comments. It seems people in the Boston area agree that this is not the right way to dispense health care:

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But hey, govt: they've been preparin'; what's the worry??

0 votes

Local level propaganda

This is at the end of a news article for a local newspaper.

"According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, sovereign citizens are anti-government extremists who believe that even though they physically reside in this country, they are separate or “sovereign” from the United States. As a result, they believe they don’t have to answer to any government authority, including courts, taxing entities, motor vehicle departments or law enforcement."

5 votes

Adult Illegal Aliens With 'Graying' Hair Enrolled in Public Schools

August 27, 2014 - 3:52 PM
By Penny Starr

( – The mayor of Lynn, Mass. says that some of the illegal aliens from Guatemala who are enrolled in her city’s public schools are adults with graying hair and “more wrinkles than I have.”
“They are not all children,” Judith Flanagan Kennedy told reporters at a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday.

9 votes

Elizabeth Warren Finally Speaks on Israel/Gaza, Sounds Like Netanyahu

By Glenn Greenwald

The last time Elizabeth Warren was asked about her views on the Israeli attack on Gaza – on July 17 – she, as Rania Khalek put it, “literally ran away” without answering. But last week, the liberal Senator appeared for one of her regularly scheduled “office hours” with her Massachusetts constituents, this one in Hyannis, and, as a local paper reported, she had nowhere to run.

9 votes

Zoning board taking therapy pets from 7-year old with Anxiety Disorder

This is why zero-tolerance policies are ridiculous.

Town zoning board taking (stealing) healthy therapy pets from 7-year-old Jaxon Torres, who suffers from Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Lawrence has a 4 pet only rule. Although the animals are healthy and well-cared for, animal control has given them until Friday to get rid of four of the dogs, or they will be forcibly removed from the property.

0 votes

Celebrate the Worcester Revolution of 1774 - Sept. 7th 2014 - Worcester, MA

Celebrate the Worcester Revolution of 1774 Sept. 7th 2014

The Celebration Quick Facts

What: A Celebration of the 1774 Worcester Revolution
When: September 7th, 2014, 10am - 5pm
Where: Institute Park, Worcester MA, and surrounding areas

1 vote

My daily song for you

Haja o Que Houver by Madredeus

Haja o que houver
eu estou aqui
Haja o que houver
espero por ti
Volta no vento

-7 votes

Things like this that give liberty movement a bad rep

A Military Fiance Returns To Her Car To Find A Hate-Filled and Threatening Letter On Her Windshield

I would certainly hope the letter writer wasn't anyone that's been on this website. Given the overall intelligence level I've seen in my time here, I would be shocked if it was.

Edit: This is the type of thing that the MSM can/will use to bash "libertarians", even though the letter writer obviously (to us) isn't one.

20 votes

Mass Supreme Court: Smell of unburnt marijuana cannot justify search of car

The Supreme Judicial Court Wednesday said that because voters decriminalized small amounts of marijuana in 2008, police officers in Massachusetts can no longer rely on the odor of unburnt marijuana to justify searching a person’s car.

In two unanimous rulings, the state’s highest court said they had already decided in 2011 that the odor of smoked marijuana by itself did not provide police with probable cause to stop people on the street or search the vehicles people are riding in.

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12 votes

GOP makes plans for President Hillary

'Cause why NOT run a proven loser again ?

Suffolk-Herald poll: Romney is early favorite in N.H. 2016 GOP primary

Romney, the 2012 Republican nominee who has stirred speculation about another White House run, gets the backing of 24 percent of likely GOP primary voters in a test matchup in New Hampshire.

21 votes

Mass. Doctors Tell of DEA Warnings Over Medical Marijuana Ties

This is the front page story on today's Boston Globe. I snapped this picture at the grocery store:

By Kay Lazar and Shelley Murphy | Boston Globe | June 6, 2014

US Drug Enforcement Administration investigators have visited the homes and offices of Massachusetts physicians involved with medical marijuana dispensaries and delivered an ultimatum: sever all ties to marijuana companies, or relinquish federal licenses to prescribe certain medications, according to several physicians and their attorneys.

The stark choice is necessary, the doctors said they were told, because of friction between federal law, which bans any use of marijuana, and state law, which voters changed in 2012 to allow medical use of the drug.

The DEA’s action has left some doctors, whose livelihoods depend on being able to offer patients pain medications and other drugs, with little option but to resign from the marijuana companies,where some held prominent positions.

The Globe this week identified at least three doctors contacted by DEA investigators, although there may be more.

15 votes

UN Helmet Laws

...and so it begins.

Found this today looking for any progress on Helmet Law Choice in MA there has been an effort for some time but stumbled upon this.

2 votes

Digital Technology

What is the difference between an analog and a digital world?

We are analog creatures, who exist in three dimensions. But we're communicating through a digital, two dimensional interface - our computers, and then the internet. But something is being lost when that third dimension gets cleaved off as our information, distilled into bits and sent screaming down the pipes of the internet, emerges back into digital symbols, in near real time everywhere, simultaneously, all over the world.

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