6 votes

Nope, NOT rigged.

REPORT: NFL found 11 under-inflated Patriots game balls

I'm from Boston and until about 3 years ago, before hearing a Brian Tuohy interview, I was a HUGE Pats fan. So happy I woke from that before it was too late.


I'm curious as to how the refs (the ones to ensure a "fair" game) didn't notice this. I think they handle the balls a little more than a single interception. NO? NOT AFTER EVERY PLAY ;)

13 votes

Someone I dated just died (this is a first for me) and :(

I've never had someone I dated die, to my knowledge. It's not a welcome first, but I suppose the older we survive, the more we will know those who don't.

I dated her prior to TwelveOhTwo and I getting together. We both know her, and her husband (they married after we did). We weren't very social, but we did see the other couple out a few times over the past years, and were friendly.

I don't know what I'm feeling right now, it's all over the map and also causing headaches (and, in different places than the concussion normally causes them, so I'm processing/integrating I suppose). Thanks for your support.

1 vote

Protesters Block I-93 In Boston, MA

Protesters block I-93, 29 arrested

Protesters chained to barrels block I-93 at rush hour

29 arrested after protesters blocked I-93 in Boston area


12 votes

FOREX Brokers Going Under On Swiss Bank News

Numerous FX Brokers Shutter After Suffering "Significant Losses" Following SNB Stunner

In a re-run of the catastrophic trading losses that occurred around the Russian Ruble collapse last month (as we described here and here in great detail), two FX brokers (US-based FXCM and New Zealand-based Excel Markets) announced tonight that they “can no longer meet regulatory minimum capitalization requirements," due to "significant losses" suffered by clients. For FXCM these losses mean a $225 million negative equity balance and they are actively discussing alternatives with regulators. For Excel Markets, it is over... "we will not be able to resume business...Client positions will be closed within the next hour."

Largest Retail FX Broker Stock Crashes 90% As Swiss Contagion Spreads

0 votes

Protest about race relations shuts down rt 93 near Boston, ambulance diverted (patient survived)

The Massachusetts State Police now say a total of 29 people were arrested after protesters shut down Route 93 heading into Boston during the rush-hour commute Thursday morning.

"They caused a serious risk to public safety," the state police said in a tweet.

The highway has since reopened, but the police expected residual backups.

This article says they "handcuffed themselves to concrete" which isn't entirely accurate -- they stuck their arms in the barrels, and had concrete poured in, so they couldn't be removed.

11 votes

Daily Paul As New England Living History Museum

How about... seeing as the geographic birthplace of the Daily Paul was Somerville, Massachusetts, the Daily Paul could be added to this roster of "Living History" museums:

Hmm. Here's how it could work. Just thinking out loud here...

...SETS: rooms of different sizes depicting home and office settings, where I assume most members access the Daily Paul; but also various other settings such as a coffee shop, airline terminal, etc.; plus a couple outdoor settings such as a Manhattan street, West Virginia strip mine, etc. Home and office settings would mostly be actual rooms. Other settings would be treated as any theater set, for example, these from "OKlahoma!" and "The Magic Flute," respectively:

...PROPS: three categories of props would be needed:

40 votes

Rand Paul Poll. Results Update 2

Hi everyone. I am interested to know the make up of DP'ers in regards to their feelings on Rand Paul. This might be our last chance to take a poll like this, so here are some questions.

What best describes you? In the subject heading of your comment, please put the number that best describes you

1. I will vote for Rand Paul and definitely contribute to his campaign.

2. I will vote for Rand Paul and might contribute to his campaign.

3. I will probably vote for Rand Paul.

4. I will probably not vote for Rand Paul.

0 votes

2016 Clinton vs. Bush


Central bankers love nothing better than insanity!

3 votes

Off-duty Boston police officer charged with attack on Uber driver

BOSTON (Reuters) - An off-duty Boston police officer was charged on Monday with attacking the driver of an Uber car he had hired in the early hours of Sunday morning, after a dispute about the route, prosecutors said.

The officer, 40-year-old Michael Doherty, was accused of assault and battery, as well as violating the driver's civil rights because he used a racial slur against the driver, the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office said in a statement.

18 votes

‘Feed the Pigs’: Woman Arrested After Throwing Bacon in Police Department (Updated Video)

Woman charged after throwing bacon, sausage in Framingham police station

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. —An Ashland woman accused of walking onto the Framingham Police Department and throwing sausage and bacon says God told her to go "feed the pigs."

VIDEO: Woman Throwing Raw Bacon At Cops

6 votes

Massachusetts Police Officers Caught Driving Drunk Offered “Professional Courtesy”

Massachusetts - The Boston Globe has reported troubling cases in which police officers in Massachusetts, a state that regularly conducts sobriety checkpoints, have been granted extraordinary leniency after being caught driving drunk while off-duty as part of a practice that is known as “professional courtesy”.

Despite attempts from police departments within the state to keep such cases secret, the paper managed to expose several instances where officers received minimal legal and professional consequences, even in cases where drunk officers had caused injuries and property damage.

In September 2012, state trooper Brian Simpkins was found unconscious by police in his personal vehicle, which was still running, in a parking lot. It was later found that he had been drinking heavily for most of the previous evening before he was found passed out around 2 a.m. Simpkins refused a breath test and was placed on administrative leave after the incident. Since he had refused a breath test and most of the evidence against him was discarded, he was acquitted and has since returned to duty.


14 votes

To increase the amount of compassion in the world.

I saw this post from a news website and really want to share it with everyone on DP:

Objective: To increase the amount of compassion in the world.

Expected Result: A personal sense of peace.

This exercise can be done anywhere that people congregate (airports, malls, parks, beaches, etc.). It should be done on strangers, unobtrusively, from some distance. Try to do all five steps on the same person.

Step 1 - With attention on the person, repeat to yourself: “Just like me, this person is seeking some happiness for his/her life.”

Step 2 - With attention on the person, repeat to yourself: “Just like me, this person is trying to avoid suffering in his/her life.”

Step 3 - With attention on the person, repeat to yourself: “Just like me, this person has known sadness, loneliness, and despair.”

Step 4 - With attention on the person, repeat to yourself: “Just like me, this person is seeking to fulfill his/her needs.”

Step 5 - With attention on the person, repeat to yourself: “Just like me, this person is learning about life."

14 votes

Are There Any Libertarian Atheists Out There?

Being an Atheist I visit many atheists sites and also being a libertarian I visit many liberty sites and I find very few people that I agree with on both issues.

Why is it that so many atheists are statists?

And why is it that so many more religious people are libertarians?

It seems to me that theists worship gods and most atheists worship government.

Why is that?

Could the main problem be that both are lacking knowledge in one area?

This is what I believe and have found talking to many atheists and religious folks.

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