DoubtingThomas (Thomas Bryce Jr.)

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Saturday Column: U.S. needs president who can break the gridlock

https://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/201...

Interesting article for those of you who believe voting for one party or another will make a difference. It is all just a distraction so that the "Powers that Be" Can do anything they want.

February 7, 2016 at 2:23 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Pedestrian-Bicycle task force releases proposed recommendations, asks for more funding, organization for accessibility issues

Yes, try Barker, from 19th to 22nd, for an example of what you describe as well. Most sidewalks in East Lawrence are in a grave state of disrepair. How about Tax incentives for Neighborhood Sidewalk Restoration? Can a Homeowner apply for such a thing? That would benefit the public and help the homeowner whose property that the sidewalk is on. Something along the lines of a Property Tax Abatement based on the cost of repairing or Replacing the sidewalk. Or, are they only for Developers with deep Pockets?

January 27, 2016 at 5:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas secretary of state pursuing 3 new criminal cases, but none involving noncitizens

Wow! That picture is telling an interesting story. Things are not going well for the SOS and it shows.

January 26, 2016 at 12:18 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

A Thousand Voices: Readers support bill reforming hemp, marijuana laws

Every time a study is done on Marijuana, they find it is a good treatment for another ailment. Keeping it illegal is more about the revenue it generates through fines and property seizures than it is about it's possible benefits to medicine and Patients that suffer from chronic illnesses that might benefit from it's use. Big Pharma would not make as much money on it's Man made concoctions so they lobby against it's legalization heavily. Again we have the situation that Profits are more important than people. Marijuana has been around for thousands of years. Even the Egyptians knew about it's properties and used it medicinally. If people are worried about "Gateway Drugs" Look at Alcohol, Nicotine and even Caffeine. All are legal and used everywhere. With the exception of caffeine, Alcohol and Nicotine account for tens of thousands of Deaths in the US every year. Marijuana? Not one documented death directly attributable to THC over use. Good article below, about what Medical Professionals know about what Marijuana treats successfully.http://www.webmd.com/pain-management/features/medical-marijuana-uses I say Legalize it, Regulate it and Tax it. Would create a new industry and Tax base. Tobacco companies could grow it for Big Pharma Companies. Why would they complain about a possible multi Billion Dollar industry just sitting there????

January 24, 2016 at 2:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Godly parents

Must have. Since Adam and Eve were the only 2 humans on Earth, at that time, and for the race to procreate, incest had to have occurred. I raised eyebrows at a Family Reunion awhile back when I posed that to my Uncle and some cousins who are Pentecostal preachers. They had no answer other than I should not think like that and I should "Just Have Faith". They don't call me "Doubting Thomas" for nothing.

January 17, 2016 at 2:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Rising costs

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-hea... This is just one article from a pretty reliable source. There are many more if you search.
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/2... This one is a little more recent than the Reuters article.

January 17, 2016 at 12:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Godly parents

The United States is not a Theocracy. You can have all of these beliefs if you wish, Carl. But, you cannot force your beliefs on anyone else. Freedom Of Religion also means Freedom From Religion. Our Laws are based on the Constitution and The Bill of Rights, not the Bible.(New Testament, Old Testament or the King James version).

January 16, 2016 at 7:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Rising costs

Yes. My doctor of 20+ years just recently turned to Concierge Practice. I could not justify paying $1,650 a year out of pocket just for the privilege of being seen and that is on top of Healthcare premiums I already pay. Luckily, I am in very good health for mid 50's and only see a Dr. twice a year for a full physical and a 6 month follow up. I will do my best to keep it that way. Can't afford to be sick. Had no problem finding another good Dr. to add me to his client list either. He was recommended by my original one.

January 10, 2016 at 9:59 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Rising costs

Do you think this Transformation will come about Peacefully? Get ready. You think a Riot with a few hundred was bad in LA or Baltimore? Try a 1000 next time. 10,000 the next and so on. Hope you will be happy living in a 3rd world country because that is where we are headed. Think I am joking? History repeats itself. Everything that can happen has already happened in one form or another and it will replay in larger scale. Hope you all are ready. It gets Rocky from here on out.

January 9, 2016 at 10:40 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Rising costs

Wrong. There is a solution but Greed stands in the way. The Millionaire/Billionaire CEOs would have to do with a little less and that is not about to happen. Corporate Greed is the Reason for most of Americas Problems including Healthcare. The True Evil facing America is Capitalism without Conscience. "Free Market" is another name for it. Unregulated, it becomes Social Darwinism. The rich can be rich without owning everything. When they own everything, what will drive the economy? They are shooting themselves by starving the Economic Engine known as the Middle Class. If the Economy really falls, all of those billions of paper dollars will be worthless. They may be able to go to another country with what they have left but, where does that leave us? Bottom line is they don't care.

January 9, 2016 at 10:05 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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