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Blog post by AllenN
In 2015, during the presidential campaign, Trump made many statements about illegal immigrants causing crime. After a pretty lengthy discussion, the Washington Post fact checker (Mchelle Ye Hee Lee) gave Trump's statement "four pinocchios" for being...
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Blog post by AllenN
After posting my fake news article this morning, I was remarking to a friend how much snow we've gotten and how California has turned from drought to plenty with regards to water. I made the statement that California's drought must be over, based on...
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Blog post by AllenN
I agree with President Trump that the media is biased against him, that the news is often slanted against him and "Republicans" in general, and that the media is, by and large, his enemy. The media should be absolutely neutral in its political...
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Blog post by AllenN
The original School Committee's budget (discussed at last night's meeting, which I did not attend) proposes that Acton's assessment increase by 4.3%, while Boxborough's increase is proposed at 1.15%. That means Acton's assessment will be increasing...
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Blog post by AllenN
The lawsuit has just been approved to be heard by the Superior Judicial Court of Massachusetts (SJC) which will make the final decision. It is expected to be argued in September. Besides the brief filed by the Americans United for the Separation of...
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Blog post by AllenN
My wife still likes to get the Globe, but I only read it for laughs these days. We continue to receive the print version but I called today to cancel it. Now that winter is almost over, I don't need all that extra newsprint around for starting fires...
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Acton Forum to file yet another appeal In what was to be the final chapter in our quest for public documents to explain the sudden departure of a top Acton-Boxborough Regional School District (the "School") administrator over two years ago, and then...
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Blog post by AllenN
I attended the "surprise" BOS meeting which had the issue of Acton becoming a "sanctuary town" on the agenda, although if you had just read the agenda, you would have had no idea this was the actual topic for discussion. The issue was instead framed...
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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is discussing whether or not to make Massachusetts a sanctuary state. The decision will come soon. Why can't Acton wait for the state government's decision before jumping to action? There is no urgent need to...
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I believe most residents who live in the USA are legal residents, either US citizens, or legal residents with green cards or valid visas. But there are really a lot of people in the USA who came here Illegally. Think of your own home: Does it have a...
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