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newbie - Mon, Aug 16, 2021, 10:52 A
Food Stamps
Wow. People that WORKED all their lives and PAID into Medicare got a whopping 1 1/2 % raise. Give away Joe is going to increase food stamps by 25 %. What is wrong with this picture. Got to love the Democrats. Even folks down here in Biden ville are disgusted. Oh well, hopefully only 3 1/2 more years. ED
 
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newbie - Thu, Sep 16, 2021 11:09 A
MN. Why can't you figure out what PEOPLE that worked and PAID into SS. That is the SS 1 1/2 % increase in the BENIFIT that THEY paid into for years. Easy enough for you to understand now?????? 1 1 ....
MikeNaughton - Sun, Sep 12, 2021 7:42 P
Just for the record, no clarification yet from the OP on who, exactly, is getting "a whopping 1 1/2 % raise", or what, exactly, is being raised (their costs? their benefits? ??) Also, no admission th ....
stash - Wed, Jan 13, 2021, 1:27 P
Dog And Pony Show
Why the heck don't they just VOTE ???? I think it is stupid that they are all saying the same thing. Only thing I heard that made sense was the gent that mentioned nothing being done about the rioting,looting and arson that went on earlier in 2020. Just do the damn vote and quit the B.S. IMHO.... Stash
 
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mik - Fri, Jan 22, 2021 11:37 A
These are angry people who desire authoritarian rule that favors their lifestyle. Also, many QAnon followers who thought the president was literally going to show up at the inauguration with the capit ....
MikeNaughton - Mon, Oct 19, 2020, 7:44 P
Sample Ballot
I just saw there are a couple of ballot questions that only apply to Natalie Blais' State Rep district (which includes Montague):
https://www.recorder...otQuestions-36757545
 
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Rob - Fri, Oct 16, 2020, 9:44 P
Sample Ballot
thanks then I only really need to decide on question 1. Meant to ask a local repair place for their opinion.
 
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MikeNaughton - Fri, Oct 16, 2020, 8:35 P
Sample Ballot
I'm pretty sure there aren't any local elections (they happen in the spring), nor are there any other ballot questions for Montague.
 
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Rob - Fri, Oct 16, 2020, 6:09 P
Sample Ballot
I don't see a sample ballot on the town's website. The one I googled was for Franklin County but does not include any local elections. Are there any local elections or is it just state and federal?
 
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newbie - Sun, Aug 16, 2020, 11:43 A
Gotr Love
Yup, our congress is SO concerned about us they took thier vacations. Time to give them all a permanent vacation. Ed
 
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MikeL - Fri, Jul 19, 2019, 2:30 P
Oh, The Irony...
Send Melania Back!!!
 
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MikeNaughton - Wed, Apr 24, 2019, 8:36 P
Old Dude
In general, I agree, though point #1 may need some fine-tuning: I think there are kids who get SS benefits because their parent died, for example -- they never contributed, but the parent did, so maybe some kind of allowance needs to be made.

As for #2, I'm in complete agreement. People who talk about SS having a problem don't mention this, so people should keep bringing it up.

I would add a third: if there realy IS a problem, remove the cap on SS and Medicare wthholdings. Right now, they start with the first $1 you make (I was having to deduct money from $10 checks to Millers Falls firefighters back in the 1990s, if you can believe that), but they stop at around $128,000. If you make more than that, they don't take another penny for either SS or Medicare. Why not? I'm not asking the rich to pay more (that's another discussion), but is there a problem with their paying the same as poor people (and not less)?
 
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newbie - Tue, Apr 23, 2019, 5:44 P
Old Dude
Was yapping with the Old Dude and he suggested a solution for the SS and Medicare shortage. If you did NOT contribute you do NOT get. Also the Feds tapped into the plan a while back. Now they are crying. PUT IT BACK. Problem solved.... Ed and Old Dude
 
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newbie - Mon, Apr 1, 2019, 6:38 P
Dems
Looks like the Dems don't want Biden. Just like poor Bernie vs. Hilareck. Big joke down here in Trump ville. ED
 
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Maureclaire - Wed, Aug 30, 2017, 7:59 A
Repub Health Plan
Note: "Medicare for All" is health insurance...
 
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Maureclaire - Wed, Aug 30, 2017, 7:57 A
Repub Health Plan
Is there any way to edit or delete a post/comment here ? Above, in the second line, I meant to write "health professionals", not "health insurance"... arrrggghhh...
 
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Maureclaire - Wed, Aug 30, 2017, 7:53 A
Repub Health Plan
Neither the AHA or the ACA are healthcare. They are health insurance. We need a National Health Service like the UK and Cuba, where all doctors and other health insurance work for the government, NOT the insurance companies... squash the health insurance companies. Neither Canada, Sweden or any other country has actual healthcare; only the UK and Cuba do.
 
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MikeNaughton - Thu, Jun 22, 2017, 7:50 P
Repub Health Plan
Well said, Rob.
 
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Rob - Wed, Jun 21, 2017, 7:56 P
Repub Health Plan
the hub bub is that the Affordable Healthcare Act went through committee and the Republicans made over 100 amendments before it was passed. There was a lot to it and there was a lot that the impacts could not be reliably predicted. The Republicans did get to see it and some of their changes were accepted. Once it was passed the head Republicans decided that it had to be axed instead of trying to make any changes to fix items that were not working.
The current discussions behind close doors with no input from the people and businesses that it would affect or anyone from the Democratic party is no way a responsible representative government should perform.
 
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stash - Wed, Jun 21, 2017, 6:37 P
Repub Health Plan
I don't see all the hub bub.. Pelosi said about the ACA, we have to pass it, then we'll read it. I suppose it was ok for the Dems but not the Pubs.. Gotta love the good old US government.
 
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newbie - Wed, Feb 8, 2017, 6:10 P
Warren
just talking with my Old Dude ,asking if they were all set for the storm. He said still no word from Lizzie Warren. Going on 3 months. She seems to be able to stick her beak into anything except her own folks. I'm surprised she isn't putting her nose in the Mascot BS. Seems every body is a bit too PC. What's next, indian corn, blacktop? Seems ok for Indian River Casino. Enough is enough. The old Dude was happy to see that the selectmen grew a pair at Mondays meeting and let one on each side speak, and then did it. He wondered how many that were there have been in town for any length of time. In my opinion it should have been a BINDING vote. Ed
 
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newbie - Wed, Feb 1, 2017, 7:37 P
Prostest
Washington, a week ago. That's DC Ed
 
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Maureclaire - Wed, Feb 1, 2017, 4:17 P
Prostest
VAndalism where ?
 
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Maureclaire - Wed, Feb 1, 2017, 4:12 P
Warren
Did you know she was a Republican right up until 1995 ? Dems & Republican parties are but two wings of the one capitalist bird.
 
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newbie - Sat, Jan 28, 2017, 10:01 A
Warren
I'm so glad that windmill Warren is more interested in everything but the folks that put her in office. Was just at my Old Dude's checking up on them and he has written her 5 times and has yet to get a response. They weren't real HARD questions either. Lets hope the Democrats don't hang their hats on her next time around. That's all we need, a whack ball who doesn't even know where she is from. She'll never see another vote from me, my kin and I'm sure the Old Dude knows a bunch of folks that won't either. Stay well, ED
 
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Rob - Sat, Jan 21, 2017, 3:11 P
Prostest
I hope they catch the people who did the vandalism yesterday. I hope there will be no repeat of that behavior at any of the protests/marches today.
 
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newbie - Sat, Jan 21, 2017, 10:45 A
Prostest
Was at my favorite breakfast eatery and in the next booth were some folks from Italy and they were talking about yesterdays protests. I heard the comment " Boy the democrats really hate loosing ". Darn near split a gut laughing. I myself don't understand what the breaking of windows and torching a car have to do with the election. At least there was no looting. Going to wander over and check out the Womans march. Have a good day... Ed
 
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Maureclaire - Wed, Nov 23, 2016, 5:13 P
Diemand Egg Buy-in Wed., Nov. P.m. The Farm Mormon Hollow Road
Maybe, just maybe... Homo sapiens should not really be consuming the menstrual product of chickens... maybe ???
 
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maria - Tue, Nov 1, 2016, 2:24 P
Diemand Egg Buy-in Wed., Nov. P.m. The Farm Mormon Hollow Road
Wendell community, neighbors, everybody, A reminder, and a request.

Diemand Egg Buy-In Wed., Nov. 2 4 - 5 p.m. at the farm on Mormon Hollow Road

…in support of our fine, local farm and an informed No vote on Question #3

Here's the request: bring a shopping bag with a sign on it for the news media expressing why you'll vote no on this admittedly enticing referendum question.

(Anyone would like to see cages disappear! But, inadvertently, as worded, this initiative risks substituting other, arguably worse problems, like cannibalism, crushing stampedes, antibiotic overuse…or making small family farming more and more marginal, economically).

Some sign possibilities:

Diemand Farm -- A Local Gem
Cage-Free Isn't Problem-Free
We Love & Trust Diemand Farm
No Pecking or Stampeding Here
Q. #3 Doesn't Fix Industrial Ag

…or other words that express your feelings in a similar vein. We hope to see you tomorrow!

Jonathan von Ranson
 
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MikeNaughton - Sat, Oct 22, 2016, 8:02 P
Told You So.
In my opinion, Donald Trump wants what's good for Donald Trump. Period. Always has and always will. If what's good for him is good for you, then fine, and he'll tell you anything you want to hear to get your vote, but he's made it clear over and over: everything he does is a negotiation, and everything he says is his current negotiating position, subject to change at any time.

BillBry, I think you're foolng yourself -- I don't think Donald Trump even knows that the Bill of Rights is. Certainly not the Bill of Rights as you understand it to be. He says he supports American strength, but he buys steel from China and uses undocumented workers to build his buildings and gets his ties and shirts made in other countries, so what he really means is he wants to use the American military to protect him while he does all these things. And he doesn't want to raise taxes to pay for that -- instead, he'll just stiff our creditors when the time comes. How strong do you think America will be then?
 
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Rob - Sat, Oct 22, 2016, 10:00 A
Told You So.
Trump represents stripping as much regulation as possible away so businesses can make more profit at the small price of destroying our environment. Exactly what rights is Hillary going to be taking away from us? Requiring background checks to help enforce laws currently on the books is disarming people? And yes she supports a lower class by realizing the whole trickle down theory didn't work. Trump is proposing the same trickle down theory but with businesses instead of the rich. Trump is offering a promise of instant gratification at the cost of our planet's future. The Affordable Healthcare Act is not working as well as promised and the problems need to be addressed. (Should have already been addressed but the Republicans in congress have kept trying to repeal it instead of fix it. If they actually proposed a solution to replace AHA before trying to scrap the AHA then they might have a good idea.)
 
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BillBry - Sat, Oct 22, 2016, 9:36 A
Told You So.
It's all coming to a head. World government vs United States of America. Clinton represents a disarmed lower class with no rights and trump supports American strength and the Bill of Rights. It is a simple choice.
 
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stash - Tue, May 10, 2016, 2:23 P
Gov’t Work Not
Wow. A form needed to do our taxes showed up today. Almost a month AFTER tax day. It is the form saying you have Medicare Ins. Heard it was held up by the Affordable Care Act. Wonder how many jobs were created to do that? Obamacare strikes again. Got to get the Republicans back in. Enough is enough. If the lying Witch ( I'm using witch so I don't offend any female dogs ) gets in it'll be status quo. 8 years of this crap is enough.
 
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Rob - Wed, Apr 6, 2016, 7:54 A
Tonights Comedy Show
I think the damages that can be caused by any president can by minimized by who gets elected to congress. Here we don't have a lot to say who gets elected in other states but we need to make sure our votes matter here.
 
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Maureclaire - Wed, Apr 6, 2016, 1:58 A
Tonights Comedy Show
Nothing to fear from Trump. He and Bernie are merely tools in this farce. Hillary will be installed... that was decided way back. And, she is FAR worse than Trump could EVER be.
 
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MikeNaughton - Wed, Mar 2, 2016, 10:23 P
Front Page Wall Street Journal?
Doesn't look like it from this:

http://www.wsj.com/itp
 
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stash - Wed, Mar 2, 2016, 5:38 P
Front Page Wall Street Journal?
Be kind of cool if any one that gets it could post it on the site :-)
 
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vnatale - Wed, Mar 2, 2016, 4:47 P
Front Page Wall Street Journal?
I was told that today's front page of the Wall Street Journal has a picture of voting at Montague's precinct #2 (where I vote)??!!

Vinny
 
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stash - Wed, Feb 24, 2016, 9:22 A
Tonights Comedy Show
He scares the crap out of me also. .I went independent for the first time ever just so I could vote for whichever repubumlikin was running against the lout.
 
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mik - Wed, Feb 24, 2016, 7:17 A
Tonights Comedy Show
Wow Stash. Amazing. Bernie Sanders? Very cool.

Yeah, after last night's primary, there were Trump supporters wearing KKK robes. And he's in the lead. Unbelievable in this day and age. Scary.
 
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stash - Sat, Feb 13, 2016, 10:28 P
Tonights Comedy Show
Watching the repubs crapping all over each other. Any one voting for ANY of those turds should not be allowed to breed. Come on Bernie..... I predict a Bernie/Warren ticket. If it's Hillary, I'll vote for the independent ..
 
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Maureclaire - Wed, Jan 6, 2016, 3:26 P
New Law From God Thinks
The 2nd amendment was written to round up fugitive slaves...
 
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Rob - Wed, Jan 6, 2016, 7:27 A
New Law From God Thinks
my understanding is that the Emancipation Proclamation was an executive order. Most if not all the presidents have written executive orders. Those not effecting just the government or military are the ones that should be passed by congress, that I agree with. Will the new order make it safer? In theory it verifies that people are who they say they are. Is there any significant instances of people lying? Probably not so this is more of a feel good action that benefits the gun store owners with more money but it also puts the onus on them to make sure the added paperwork is right. The real effect is gun buying is more expensive and this order would not have stopped any of the recent rash of killings. So overall not a good executive order. (this does not mean all executive orders are bad,)
 
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mark2 - Tue, Jan 5, 2016, 11:13 P
New Law From God Thinks
Not his job to write laws. Acting like a dictator. There are plenty of tough guns laws already on the books. Obama needs to see to it they are followed nationwide. Before today you could transfer 3 or 4 guns per year from one LTC to another LTC. With this new BS law a person with a LTC will need to meet the other person with a LTC at a licensed FFl dealer to do a transfer, which costs between $20-$40 usually. Doing it online before , both parties with a LTC had to fill out the form completely in order for transfer to be complete. Do see how this makes us safer.
 
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Rob - Tue, Jan 5, 2016, 7:25 P
New Law From God Thinks
it does make America safer from people who follow the rules and then want to go on a rampage. It does not make America noticeably safer since all the examples Obama used the new rules would not have stopped from happening. I do not think it really affects the second amendment. It will help legitimate businesses and hurt the little hobbyist. If a republican gets elected it will probably be repealed. I support Obama over all but many things he has done is not always in the best interest of the people. This one is more show than substance. Maybe this will cause congress to actually start trying to do positive things.
 
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mark2 - Tue, Jan 5, 2016, 5:36 P
New Law From God Thinks
Obama's new laws will do nothing to make this country safer. Messing with the 2 amendment is a slippery slope. It starts there, where does it end.
 
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stash - Mon, Jan 4, 2016, 5:15 P
New Law From God Thinks
Yup. Lets harness and harass the LEGAL gun owners instead of going after the thugs and gangs. Do you think THEY will give a darn for any new laws. I believe in background checks, If I have to jump through hoops and go through a check with the FBI every one should. On another note, I got a notice this afternoon from Mass Fish and Game that there will be a Black Bear program at our Discovery Center on the 23rd of Jan.
 
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stash - Sun, Nov 29, 2015, 12:08 P
Increase Not
If the slackers are not lazy what are they??? How about those getting assistance that go to Foxwoods instead of paying rent?? Has anything been started for the folks that lost it all in the fire??
 
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JanetMasucci - Sun, Nov 29, 2015, 7:48 A
Increase Not
I have always said there is no such thing as. "Laziness". It's a misnomer for a lot of other things.
 
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Maureclaire - Sat, Nov 28, 2015, 9:25 P
Increase Not
There really is no such thing as "lazy". Its a misnomer. There are tons of reasons why someone may not want to do something... not worth it, depression, not interested, whatever... but, if the incentive is there, people are go- getters... human nature... so, yeah, laziness is a false concept.
 
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Maureclaire - Thu, Nov 26, 2015, 1:11 P
One Percent
ALL of the Dems and Republicans are the same... imperialists/capitalists/war mongers... and, that includes Bernie, who IS a Democrat.
 
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Maureclaire - Thu, Nov 26, 2015, 1:09 P
Increase Not
Only crooks and scammers I see IS the government/the ruling class.
 
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Maureclaire - Thu, Nov 26, 2015, 1:08 P
Increase Not
That's one of the chief strategies of Capitalism... always has been...
 
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