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Blog post by AllenN
Statistics can be really fun. But the conclusions one reaches from them can be confusing or can be used to mislead people. I read a whopper of misdirection by Anglea Merkel just now, but before I get to that, let me recount a story I heard on the...
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Blog post by AllenN
It is now official. Trump is running against the Shemailer. I like that nickname. Perhaps Trump will find it and start using it. The Shemailer conspired with the Democrat National Committee (DNC) to help her win the nomination, and her vanquished...
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Blog post by AllenN
I'm a big fan of science fiction. What I love about it is that it is often able to present moral dilemmas in a different context. Well, that and all the goofy aliens. Kirk and Spock and McCoy and crew would race to a new planet to confront a problem...
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Last Friday, July 22, 2016, the Boston Globe published an online and printed article about the Mass. State Lottery, entitled “Your lottery odds are worse than you think.” The article was written by Sean P. Murphy, identified as a member of the Globe...
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Blog post by AllenN
Donald Trump is not the anti-Christ. He is not Hitler. His election will not lead to an American dictatorship and is not against Democracy. He is not a fascist. Our current occupant of the White House has taken actual steps to weaken our democracy...
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It has been 18 months since we first learned about a departed ABRSD administrator who continued to receive her full salary for almost an entire year despite not working. Our inquiries to find out how and why this was occurring were stonewalled by...
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The School has revised the redacted Settlement Agreement between the School District and former employee Liza Huber-O'Connell to un-redact two sections as ordered by the State's Supervisor of Records. The complete redacted settlement agreement is...
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The Acton-Boxborough Regional School District (ABRSD) has been Ordered by the Secretary of State's Supervisor of Records to un-redact two redacted sections of a former employee's Settlement Agreement. Following a request by Acton Forum for a review...
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Blog post by AllenN
Republicans are generally for free trade. They supported efforts to make trade deals like Bill Clinton's NAFTA, because more trade reduces costs to consumers. There is really no question that in the short term, lower prices are a boost to our...
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Blog post by AllenN
I despise public-sector unions. They are socialist organizations whose sole purpose has become increasing the pay and benefits of their members. These organizations (of police, fire, and teachers) could actually be fantastic groups helping to...
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