The Rev. also made it sound like this was lead by faculty: it was the students' idea, and quite impressive indeed. Students planned activities around greeting each student in the school, and listened to topics about inclusiveness, anti-bullying, and awarenesses of differences. Personally, it sounded like the experience most of us wish we had had in high school and the region is fortunate to have an excellent school, and an intellectually engaged student population of caring and accomplished students. The Rev. mostly talked about the mote in his own eye. ...(full comment)

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Everyone wants more buses

This is why the route of the pipeline deliberately targets rural population centers, drinking water, and land conserved by citizens because of its value and beauty. Kinder Morgan is deliberately seeking to cause as much harm and destruction to this American State as they can while generating a false claim of public necessity. ...(full comment)

Richardson/My Turn: Unpersuasive on pipeline

Exxon knew about this, and validated this, decades ago: which means that every single administration has known about this for decades, and delayed and delayed, and delayed, while repealing Glass Steagall and developing policies that mobilize wealth into the hands of a very, very few individuals in mind-numbing numbers, off shore. In case you can't put it together, the term "grabbing the lifeboats" is a good metaphor: Unless voters wake up and stop being divided, deluded and conquered, our children are not going to be on the survival list. In elite circles, population control (elimination) is a topic. ...(full comment)

Gran/My Turn: Climate needs commitment

P.S. You are still in the divide and conquer "conquered" column: oligarchy has you hating and blaming other citizens when you should be looking elsewhere: guess who benefits most? ...(full comment)

Letter: Climate change vs. global warming

Attributing this to liberals is ridiculous: try educated and informed. This is a human caused problem: even Exxon knows this. ...(full comment)

Letter: Climate change vs. global warming

Financing is not vital to help poor nations. There is going to be a population crash anyway. We are headed for a human population crash from 7.5 Billion to 70 thousand or zero people some time between 2022 and 2040. We don't have time to care about third world countries other than to bomb any fossil fueled power plants that they may have. 1. Global Warming [GW] will cause civilization to collapse within 13 years give or take 6 years because GW will cause the rain to move and the rain move will force agriculture to collapse. 2. Reference "Overshoot" by William Catton, 1980 and “Bottleneck: Humanity’s Impending Impasse” by William Catton, 2009. Catton says that we humans are about to experience a population crash. Population biologist William Catton says that the US is the most overcrowded country. Collapse from overpopulation could happen any time now. The Earth has 4.5 Billion too many people. An overshoot in population requires an equal undershoot. We overshot by 4.5 billion, and the consequence is an undershoot by 4.5 billion. The carrying capacity is 3 billion. 3 billion minus 4.5 billion is zero because there can't be minus 1.5 billion people. This can happen even if there is enough food. 3. Aquifers running dry No irrigation, no food. 4. Resource depletion Will there be survivors? Nobody knows. NATURE has lots of other ways to kill humans. Don't provoke her. ...(full comment)

Gran/My Turn: Climate needs commitment

The number one problem COP21 has to deal with is COP6. How did this stuff get negotiated? Global Warming and the EPA plan to mitigate: The Conference of the Parties agrees: 1. To affirm that it is the host Party’s prerogative to confirm whether an Article 6 project activity assists it in achieving sustainable development. 2. To recognize that Parties included in Annex I are to refrain from using emission reduction units generated from nuclear facilities to meet their commitments under Article 3.1. From another document I saw at this web site, 3. Poor countries are claiming a right to tax the US. All 3 are "poison pills" that make it impossible to reduce CO2 emissions. All 3 must be removed to make real progress in stopping Global Warming possible. The following has happened: "I'm fighting GW by building a coal fired power plant. It makes less CO2 than a less efficient coal fired power plant that I might have built. The third world countries have hijacked the COPs. Obviously, nothing is going to get done as long as the poison pills remain. Remember that what we are fighting for is the survival of the species Homo Sapiens, not every or any individual or every country. The way to prevent poor countries from making CO2 is to let them stay poor. Are we doing GW or are we doing welfare agency? ...(full comment)

Gran/My Turn: Climate needs commitment

Well, I am still taking my donut trade to Adams Donuts! Nobody makes donuts like they do, plus the coffee comes in a real cup with a real spoon at a real counter! ...(full comment)

Planned Dunkin’ Donuts stirs up controversy

WOW...Once again you politicize your agenda and call people bigots.Liberals have no tolerance for free speech other than their own. Since when does a parent have to agree with liberal views..your choice is your choice as ours is ask for acceptance for being gay I ask the same for being straight. ...(full comment)

Letter: Pushing liberal agenda

It's curious how some of the most bigoted correspondents insist on being labeled "reverend." Mr. Grant should also reconsider the "traditional American" label. ...(full comment)

Letter: Pushing liberal agenda

A well articulated response and very inspiring. Keep doing what you're doing! ...(full comment)

Letter: I see courage

Whether you use gas or not, you are obligated to pay for the pipeline in you electric bills, thanks to Charlie Baker, and, thanks to the DPU -they made that law in first week of October, FYI. The proposed NED raises your electric bills, forever, unless you live off grid. The Build It signs that say Lower My Energy Bills are a lie. Please go look it up. Baker wants you to pay for the proposed NED pipeline, forever. That law was signed into being the first week of October. There is a petition at calling on Baker to repeal that stupid, possibly illegal, law. Current construction methods for rural pipelines would allow TGP/Kinder Morgan to use 30% thinner pipes in our rural flood plains that are quite seismically active across our valley, with fewer, lesser-quality welds. Foolhardy. Then, they plan to put it under the grid in the seismically active, rural flood plains, across your neighbor's corn fields, buried only 6 feet down. Stupider, still. How will the farmers farm around the shallowly buried pipelines in flood plains? What of the 3 times a year sprayed arborcides going right through their crops? Please wake up. This is not a good or reasonable plan for anybody except the pipeline company and the gas shippers who want to pump fracked gas to export, across our valley, while taking our neighbor's land and homes, and taking away our safety while we pay higher electric and gas bills, forever. It is crazy to think utilities would offer you lower rates when they hold entire towns hostage via their false moratorium on service. ...(full comment)

Pipeline co. files application with FERC