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DISSA AND DATA: FIREWALLS, SUPER LIV, IMPEACHMENT, KOBE, & ‘TALKING TINA’

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY JAN. 29, 2020) — Time for THE PLANET to clear out the notebook of “dissa and data.”

Firewall — Late in 2019, THE PLANET invested in a new digital platform to improve the experience of both publisher (moi) and reader (you). We freshened the appearance, took ads, and tightened security. We installed advanced recognition to help patrol the increased traffic. The feedback has been favorable. That said, we occasionally get questions about comments sent to moderation. Our Firewall Master, “Fireball” Fred Wenz, is the best in the business. He’s how we can keep this two-way board in the stratosphere. We won’t go the way of The Boring Broadsheet or iBerkshires in banning instant feedback (one option) or descend in to muck of Topix (the other option). If your comment is randomly assigned to review, it will eventually (and sooner, not later) be handled.

Super LIV — Now that the Patriots Nation has a welcome respite from yet another appearance in The New England Patriots Invitational (otherwise known as the Super Bowl), its fans have the best of both worlds. In the AFC, the Kansas City Chiefs, an AFC team 50 years from a super showing, meet the San Francisco 49ers, QB’d by favorite son Jimmy Garappolo, THE PLANET‘s personal fave. If the Chiefs win, we keep the title in the AFC. If the Niners do it, Jimmy gets a ring on his own and not riding on Tom Brady’s GOATtails. Game predictions, anyone?

Impeachy Keen — As part of the impeachment proceedings, House managers entered into the record a 28,578-page report of that body’s hearing. Do you think anyone on the planet or THE PLANET has read it? Neither do we. A few observations:

  • Thus far all Senators have heard is hearsay. There has been no proof offered to support the two articles of removal (abuse of power and obstruction of Congress).
  • The burden of proof lies with the House.
  • Since impeachment comes 10 months before the November election, the House is asking the American people to overturn two elections, 2016 and this year.
  • THE PLANET supports the call for witnesses, especially former national security adviser John Bolton and White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney. The vote on witnesses should come this week.
  • Trump will win acquittal.

Kobe Death — THE PLANET joins those grieving the death, but can we put it in perspective? He was a basketball player, a guy with a talent for putting a ball into a hoop. Bryant didn’t cure cancer. He didn’t discover the Quantum Unified Field Equations. He dribbled, shot, and scored. In fact, Bryant doesn’t cracks our Top 10: 1. Russell, 2. Chamberlain, 3. LeBron, 4. Cousy, 5. Jordon, 6. Larry, 7.  Dr. J, 8. Magic, 9. Jabbar, 10. Shayes. Part of his story also, unfortunately, is a credible accusation of rape (2003). After charges were brought, Bryant apologized, admitting “she did not consent to this encounter.” An out-of-court settlement got the woman to drop the charges. Besides the Bryants, seven other people died in the crash, including the father, mother, and sister of Red Sox scout J.J. Altobelli. Those families have been torn apart, too.

Talking GretaTHE PLANET loved the following lead from a recent article in The National Review:

‘Poll Finds Most People Would Rather Be Annihilated By Giant Tidal Wave Than Continue To Be Lectured By Climate Change Activists,” the Babylon Bee reported in December, adding in an attached news story that one man’s response to hearing ‘just 30 seconds of a Greta Thunberg lecture’ was to scrawl on the survey form, ‘Come, sweet death.’ The Bee was, as usual, ahead of the pack, but these days it’s becoming common for even left-leaning comics to mock Thunberg. “Iconic”? “Courageous”? Nah. Just tiresome. Far from being a visionary difference-maker who put it all on the line for her righteous cause, Thunberg is increasingly being derided as just another hyperemotional, tantrum-prone, attention-seeking teen brat.”

Actually, Greta reminds us alternately of Chucky, the demented doll of film fame, and Talking Tina from the classic episode of The Twilight Zone.

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Ghost Rider
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Ghost Rider

Dan, Agree w/you on the Kobe issue. I think “privilege” overrode basic avionics; Greta is a tick on somebody’s ass! She will go away someday and Trump will be acquitted!

The school committee
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The school committee

Ask the state about state police overtime scandle.I wonder how those people felt so comfortable that 1 guy made 280k with 130k in overtime.Pittsfield taxpayers need to know where every single dime is spent.We need an update today on the beleaguered snow budget.3.3million of unforseen spending.Lets get real.Why are we keeping secrets.Lets get Mrs Behnkes School department to update councilors and taxpayers of 35 new positions with retirerments and healthcare costs.Its only respectful of the Mccandless Yon department to share information that relates to property owners.Councilors get lazy.They are taught to have very low expectations of employees.Just get through the day thinking…..Morningside and Conte are Great buildings on good expandable property.Urban Pittsfield needs these locations.Dont let Elitist bus you out of your neighborhood.

BopWinters
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BopWinters

Jordan, LebrON,KAREEM, K C 35 S F 25

AverageJoe
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AverageJoe

If Bryant were an Average Joe he’d still be in a Colorado prison for rape. His black privilege and high priced lawyers scared off the victim. Personally, I hate basketball and never understood America’s fascination with pampered jocks, from high school on up. Only an idiot would have flown a chopper in pea soup absent an emergency, and lots of people died besides him. So well said Dan. People really ought to feel bad for the children who basically didn’t have a choice to fly.

Not Coosey
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Not Coosey

Cousy? Way off on that one.

The school committee
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The school committee

Its called wealth as there is no such thing as black privilege.

JohnnyComeLately
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JohnnyComeLately

Really? Ever hear of blacks getting preferential treatment in hiring?

Mad Trapper
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Mad Trapper

Greta is a child puppet, it’s shown the child is coached by her parents that have an agenda.

She has ~ 0% knowledge of science

Pat
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Pat

The poor girl should be allowed to attend school, although if the schools in her hometown are anything like the schools here in America, it will just be more climate change brainwashing and she will not ever be able to detox from all the climate change propaganda.

Johnny Absurd
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Johnny Absurd

So funny. That girl probably could pass scholastic tests that would make you cringe. At least she has a heart and cares about future generations. Because Trump hates her so all his disciples hate her. Look what that monster has done to your soul Pat. I sure hope Trump does not come out against babies because there will be mass infanticide.

Mad Trapper
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Mad Trapper

Well how many unborn have YOU supported , murdered?

D-Rats want to have the 9-month/living killed too

The school committee
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The school committee

Pat it seems that in the 4th year of Trump Making America Greedy Again you would feel more hope in the faith you put in this celebrity host.Why would anyone not for a guy that has not made you love your future in America

The school committee
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The school committee

Trump is a child President and a Putin puppet

Mad Trapper
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Mad Trapper

I’d put Bird ahead of Johnson. Spot on with Russel #1

erving/magicc ? a typo Dan?

Vladimir Unseld
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Vladimir Unseld

Didn’t score enough trap. Doesn’t have a hat stat. Even Kobe was defensive 11 years nba. Russell could stop Wilt but he could never stop the Sky

Mad Trapper
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Mad Trapper

Russel would put Kobe on the floor, without a foul.

He was ONLY one that took care of Wilt

Mad Trapper
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Mad Trapper

Sleazy Joe Biden……

https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/01/28/the-dam-breaks-establishment-media-zone-in-on-biden-familys-culture-of-corruption/

“The Dam Breaks: Establishment Media Zone in on Biden Family’s Culture of Corruption”

Mad Trapper
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Mad Trapper

Sleazy Joe is not LEFT enough, America.

Pat
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Pat

Biden isn’t as far left as Bernie and Liz, but he is still far left. I don’t think he wants to perform the pagan ritual of murdering all the cows like Bernie and Liz, but he is still a big climate change supporter. He believes in big government. Bernie is a very old 78 years old so whoever he chooses for VP has a good chance of becoming president. Last I heard he was considering Kamala Harris, a very far left choice. Liz Warren is a disaster and, like Bernie, believes in the Green New Deal, getting rid of the electoral college and spending trillions on healthcare for all including illegal immigrants. Liz says the transformation of American will NOT be easy and that’s putting it mildly if Liz actually admits it.

Shakes
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Shakes

Biden is a warmongering racist, sexist uber conservative finance industry lapdog.

The school committee
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The school committee

Trump acts like a spoiled 9 year old punk.So much ffg or youth.

Johnny2Shoes
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Johnny2Shoes

I see the DNC and the democrat establishment is putting the squeeze on Bernie again. Last time out the establishment at least tried to hide their disdain for Bernie and this time they are aren’t even trying to hide their disdain at all.

Mad Trapper
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Mad Trapper

DNC is more corrupt than Berrnie

Mad Trapper
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Mad Trapper

I am sad Scot Brown was not re-elected, Lieawhata Warren is a disgrace

mad trapper
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mad trapper

did you vote for the lizze witch? happy about it?

Mad Trapper
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Mad Trapper

Try again Senate trial witness….

Sleazey Joe family should be there, H- Beast and Slick Willie, Soteros, Shiff-head, Pelousey, et al

Pat
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Pat

Now Nadler wants to add John Kelly to the witness list because he said something positive about John Bolton, no other reason than that. The Republican senators fear, and rightfully so, that Schumer, Nadler, and Schiff will try to drag out the impeachment hearings through the spring in order to have the ultimate dog and pony show.

Slac Tenderloine
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Slac Tenderloine

Brilliant,a change already at the high schools

Slac Tenderloine
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Slac Tenderloine

Coffee with a cop at Christian Center today,10:15 a m

The school committee
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The school committee

Not true.

Thomas More
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Thomas More

OK genius, I won’t buy any Hienz. With your postings I don’t know how The Planet can demean Topix.

mad trapper
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mad trapper

Dan ,
I love my country. TOMAS hates it.

Mad Trapper
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Mad Trapper

Sorry for Dan/Planet, but democrats have went tooooooo far.

Treason is a charge that needs using. How many tall trees in Washington DC?

Pat
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Pat

The only impeachment witness I want to see is the whistleblower. The whistleblower has been motivated to impeach President Trump since 2016. This whistleblowers testimony would instantly acquit the president because everyone would see that his motivation was purely political. He was out to get the president.

Johnny Absurd
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Johnny Absurd

Juliani s testimony could acquit the president. Same for Mulvaney and Pence. Why are they refusing to help their friend? I do understand it after all he has done for them they desert him in his time of need.

The school committee
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The school committee

They can get 2 to 5 for 1 lie.

The school committee
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The school committee

Trump is driving you crazy Pat

The school committee
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The school committee

Im surprised Pat,just the whistleblower

Shakes
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Shakes

I mean, Trump could testify.

CC The Maze Sun
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CC The Maze Sun

“Don’t need to be alone
No need to be alone
It’s real love, it’s real
Yes it’s real love, it’s real

From this moment on I know
Exactly where my life will go
Seems that all I really was doing
Was waiting for love

Don’t need to be afraid
No need to be afraid
It’s real love, it’s real
Yes it’s real love, it’s real“

Sanderson Pequliarity
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Sanderson Pequliarity

Is there a quorum law as far as the City Council goes. I heard one Councilor say he discussed an impending issue with a couple of Councilors over The weekend. It was the Dumpster Councilor.

Johnny Absurd
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Johnny Absurd

It may be against the city ordinance for councilors to meet indiscreetly in a dumpster to discuss city business. Try to get it on tape.

Hendrix
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Hendrix

I disagree in regards to Kobe. In the late 90’s/early 2000’s the NBA was boring as hell. Sure, you had guys like Duncan, Shaq, KG, and Dirk, but those guys were post bigs that while successful, weren’t really exciting to watch. Kobe was a breath of fresh air during that time period and most everyone I knew grew up idolizing his play and was so much more then just a dribble & shoot guy. He was the Jordan of my generation.

Mr. Fritz
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Mr. Fritz

He turned his life around in the last 8 years, Trapper.

Mad Trapper
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Mad Trapper

I hope he did and made peace with God. The worst sinner can be forgiven.

Shakes
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Shakes

You realize God doesn’t exist. Maybe he should have accepted his wrongdoing when it happened? That is how to find peace.

Ed Check
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Ed Check

When He issues the judgement as described in the Bible, even you will now before him. Then the eternal punishment.

Good luck with your rebellion.

Johnny Absurd
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Johnny Absurd

Trump may be the exception.

Gigi
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Gigi

In regards to Kobe, I was struck by the news reports that on the morning of his death, he had been to church for the 7 a.m. mass with his daughter, to receive communion. What sort of man puts his faith in God as his top priority of the day? Kobe Bryant, outstanding athlete, sinner, & philanthropist. Amazing story of faith and redemption…

https://tenderfigbranches.com/faith-of-kobe-bryant/

Mr. G
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Mr. G

I would expect the ridiculing of a child who is trying g to speak her truth from some of your more hardened, incohate readers Dan, but you surprise me. I have tried to ignore it and walk away twice now, but it really is too much. You must be very proud ridiculing a child and I hope to see you down at the little league field this summer loudly making fun of 10 year old batters when they strike out. You and your readers must indeed feel like big men, Pat Included, and I hope you are very proud. As far as your president goes…pussy grabbing, you must be very proud. Making fun of physically and mentally handicapped people, you must be very proud. Using thousands of outright lies as his foreign and domestic policy, you must be very proud. Ridiculing war heroes, wounded… Read more »

Pat
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Pat

The ones who are abusing a child are the far left. The far left is making her Aspergers and OCD even worse by constantly upsetting her that we will all die in 10 years from climate change. They have her all upset and emotionally distraught and will not even allow her to go to school. Her parents are a big part of the problem too. She is being abused by these climate change fanatics.

Johnny Absurd
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Johnny Absurd

I would suggest that you seem to be the one freaking out and a lot more emotionally distraught that Greta. Go back and read some of your posts since Trump was elected. You are obsessed with the man and have put him on a high pedestal. Your worship and idolatry are rather frightening Pat.

Pat
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Pat

I don’t worship the man. I think he is very intelligent, but I know he is not a perfect human being. Who among us is perfect? I don’t see him as a God or a savior, but just a human being who is doing a great job as president.

Mr. Fritz
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Mr. Fritz

Greta is a 16 year old child that the left is portraying as a climate spokesperson. It’s ridiculous. News came out last week that her leftist father is writing her speeches. Where is your common sense, G? I agree with Pat that Greta is a victim of child abuse by her radical leftist parents who have brainwashed her into thinking that she has no future. Sad.

Pat
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Pat

Greta is being made to feel that the weight of the world is on her tiny shoulders with all these climate change fanatics surrounding her. That would be difficult for anybody to deal with, but even more so with her Aspergers and OCD. We have a virus that is bringing China to its knees and is showing to the world just what a true crisis really is and reminding us that a virus has in the past very quickly killed 100 million people worldwide which is more than the death toll from WW1 and WW2. I don’t deny that we have warmer summers, but mother nature is in charge and she is doing her thing. Humans could do practical things like finding ways to keep everyone cool during the summer, but murdering cows, getting rid of cars and planes except for the special few… Read more »

JohnnyTwoCents
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JohnnyTwoCents

A neurotic and misguided teenager who puts herself on the national stage, and tells adult leaders they should be ashamed for ruining Planet Earth, rightfully opens herself up to criticism. Personally, two minutes of her on the news feed lecturing us was enough to make me want to knock her upside the head. The real question is why the misguided adults are even giving such a twit 15 minutes of fame.

Be The Change
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Be The Change

The Big Reveal

Free Bird
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Free Bird

We have an adult version of Greta running for president. Imagine being lectured to by Liz Warren every day for four years.

Jumpin Joe Curtis
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Jumpin Joe Curtis

And in recent news, Martin Streit almost killed yet another man and almost got away with it. That “officer” is a complete disgrace. I have friends who have shown me police reports that literally show him lying and contradicting others to justify his use of, or potential use of, excessive force

He is a disgrace to the uniform

JoePesci
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JoePesci

listen buddy, if you are going to disparage a police officer, you better have some facts to back it up. Got any facts to back up your assertions about lying in reports? Any “friends” showing you actual police reports are out of line too. According to today’s Eagle, he is no longer a Pittsfield officer. Not sure if he went to another department, or not, but he was one of Pittsfield’s finest when there. I suggest you don’t jump to conclusions.

Shakes
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Shakes

Easy there warrior.

Jumpin Joe Curtis
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Jumpin Joe Curtis

I absolutely have police reports and would LOVE to show them to Dan. If that fool was one of “Pittsfield’s finest” that explains so much about the state of this city

Anderson williams
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Anderson williams

Wait Facts? here really?

EWendt
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EWendt

In other news, what was supposed to be a first degree murder by a wife killer somehow wound up being a second degree plea. Police Report, if you please, what’s the deal? https://www.berkshireeagle.com/stories/husband-given-up-to-life-for-killing-trans-wife-in-north-adams-in-2018,595440?

Jumpin Joe Curtis
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Jumpin Joe Curtis

It wasn’t premeditated, therefore not 1st degree
pretty simple

JoePesci
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JoePesci

Not exactly Mr. Lawyer. The degree of murder is for the jury to decide, absent a plea. It can be either via premeditation, or extreme artocisty or cruelety. Harrington probably even knows that.

Aerin
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Aerin

Is this what it has come to? He lay in wait for her and killed her and confessed. It really says something about the competence and confidence level of our prosectutors in gaining convictions if they are too scared to go for it under those circumstances.

Blare
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Blare

No, the degree of murder is not “for the jury to decide.” If you have no idea what you are talking about, maybe it’s best to keep quiet.

MrsMiaWallace
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MrsMiaWallace

Section 1: Murder defined

Section 1. Murder committed with deliberately premeditated malice aforethought, or with extreme atrocity or cruelty, or in the commission or attempted commission of a crime punishable with death or imprisonment for life, is murder in the first degree. Murder which does not appear to be in the first degree is murder in the second degree. Petit treason shall be prosecuted and punished as murder. The degree of murder shall be found by the jury.

JoePesci
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JoePesci

Maybe you should take you’re own advice Blare. You are either a lawyer who doesn’t know the law, or no lawyer at all. Either way, a legal eagle you aren’t.

Jumpin Joe Curtis
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Jumpin Joe Curtis

stabbing someone isn’t EXTREME CRUELTY. That’s usually reserved for things such as torture or cutting someones head off, for example

I worked in a NY State DAs office for most of my career. Joe Pesci, you are not

Police Report
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Police Report

I’m not sure you read the report or the article. The couple were sleeping on an air mattress on their home’s first floor because it was too hot upstairs. At one point, Steele-Knudslien said Christa began yelling at him for moving around on the mattress too much. He said he felt belittled and that he “snapped.” He went to the basement, retrieved a hammer and began beating Christa all over her head and body with it, Bell said. Maybe not premeditated but I’ve seen it argued both ways. The distance from the action to the weapon (going into the basement, grabbing a hammer, coming back up the stairs) that’s a lot of time to reconsider action. The disproportionate level of violence and the brutality, along with the number of blows, again first degree. The degree of suffering of the victim during the attack, again… Read more »

JoePesci
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JoePesci

I never said it was. And I know more about Mass Law than you ever will.

MrsMiaWallace
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MrsMiaWallace

Two domestic violence homicides, both charged as murder in the first degree. The guy who killed his transgender wife in North Adams is allowed to plead to murder in the second degree, which means he gets life with the possibility of parole. The guy who killed his nontransgender wife in Hinsdale pleads to murder in the first degree, which means he gets life with no possibility of parole. Why is the transgender women’s killer given the chance for parole and the other woman’s killer given no chance at parole? The DA has to allow a plea to second degree–the judge cannot allow a plea to a second when it’s charged as a first otherwise. Take a look at MGL Ch. 265 section1: Section 1: Murder defined Section 1. Murder committed with deliberately premeditated malice aforethought, or with extreme atrocity or cruelty, or in the… Read more »

JoePesci
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JoePesci

Mrs. Wallace, thanks for the post and straightening out Blare. No doubt he will be posting an apology to me as well as a thank you, to you.

Uncle Seamus
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Uncle Seamus

The guy in Hinsdale carried a loaded weapon out to the car and shot his girlfriend by emptying the entire magazine. He had a second, full one ready to go. He absolutely planned to do something with it, whether threaten her or kill her

The guy in North Adams stabbed his wife and hit her with a hammer in a heated argument.

while both are atrocious, the circumstances are very different. Also, Hinsdale wasn’t offered a plea bargain, he plead guilty to spare the families a trial. North Adams was probably given a plea offer to save courts time and money.

Getting pissed off in the moment and murdering someone is NOT Murder 1. Unless it’s a police officer

Maggie May
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Maggie May

Maybe just maybe the Family wanted to avoid a trial. The dude will never see the light again. try to keep up guys.

Police Report
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Police Report

It was done that way either due to incompetence, lack of staff, or economics. There may also be a dash of concern for transphobia in there but DA Andrea Harrington would never admit that. The level of violence and aggression calls for first degree. The casual nature and his demeanor after the fact calls for first degree. The fact that, if released he may do this again has to be considered as well. The lack of competent staff, an over budget office, a basic lack of understanding of the crime, fear that the jury won’t see the victim as a victim because of transphobia. Bell is excellent at what she does, I’m sure she weighed all the options and did the best she could with the resources at her disposal. You get one transphobic juror and your first degree murder case ends up second… Read more »

The school committee
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The school committee

Russel Chamberlain Jabbar Shaq Jordan Bird Kobe Magic Erving Iverson

NotaCoussie
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NotaCoussie

Caldwell Jones,Wes Unseld,Mike Riordan,Cazzie Russell,John Tresvant, Billy Cunningham,Darrell Dawkins,Elvin Hayes,John Stockton,and of course,Earl the pearl Monroe,Clyde the Glide Frazier,Dave De Buschere Bill Bradley,Will Reed, and Jim Barnett. Honorable mention: Dave Twardzig,Rick Barry, Bobby Jones, Mo Cheeks.

Johnny2Shoes
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Johnny2Shoes

Barry sure made many foul shots with the way he took them . Reed played tough with a hurt foot when they won that series. Those players you mentioned were some of the best.

The school committee
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The school committee

69 -72 knicks.Loved that team

DowntownFredBarown
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DowntownFredBarown

Kareem was the Classiest,as was Robertson.

Mad Trapper
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Mad Trapper

Kareem/Jabbar decided on a “religion” of hate .

That was founded, by a pedophile.

Kavey Pourter
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Kavey Pourter

Cousin thought he was a Globetrotter. Anyway S B Prediction. San Fran 38 28

JohnnyComeLately
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JohnnyComeLately

KC 42 to 24

Takkow Fall
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Takkow Fall

Sounds like a law firm.

Merry & Bright
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Merry & Bright

Front page article on the BB this morning regarding the need for a Resource Officer at Reid Middle school really makes me angry. First of all, if Reid had an Officer before why is the Mayor and CC making such a big deal about replacing them? Why does this Administration keep making mountains out of mole hills? Why do they have to create another sub-committee? The past four years very few decisions, if any were made by the CC, are we headed for another fours years of crapola? Why can’t they make a damn decision? Also, watched the open mike last night and then read again about the Dean of Equity and Inclusion at Simon’s Rock college and her put down of the intelligence of law enforcement. If her small son that goes to Egremont School is afraid of police officers, then she should… Read more »

Hendrix
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Hendrix

I was wondering who that was. Absolutely ridiculous. It almost sounded like she was implying that all kids that get in trouble at schools with resource officers get sent to a police officer for discipline. We had a resource officer where I attended middle and high school and they were basically there to make sure nothing serious took place. The only time they intervened was for fights or if someone happened to get on campus that no one knew.

Her son is going to have a really hard time in college where there is a much larger police/security presence.

Kavey Pourter
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Kavey Pourter

The Democrats mpster is up at the Mount now, and was on this Stooges show this morning, where this Stooge called Persip Wonderful? Stooge definitely looking for some Mount kickbacks, from the dumpster,.

Po lolo
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Po lolo

She was expressing the fact the child of color looked older than the child that is not of color? And were treated differently. I might add she was sitting with Mr.Edgerton,whoisssume was there for moral support. Anyone catch the Village Knight and his refusal to speak at unopened Mike. Way to go Knight,but be careful the Prez might not let you speak at all.

Strongandasweet
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Strongandasweet

She was sitting with Shirl and was making fun ofLou Gerhig…. t
while he was speaking. And the Village Knight was disgusted with the dance instructor,formally from Oregon. Lampiasi was late. Stooge is a boob on pct. top five you have to include Wilt,100 points,come on?

Johnny99
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Johnny99

I totally agree. Just read the story in The Beagle. Absolutely shameful what this “Dean of Equity and Inclusion” said, which that title tells you all you really need to know. And shameful that Tyer can see both sides of the issue, and is going to have a committee debate it. For God sakes, grow some balls and put a cop back in the schools, and make the Got Damn School Department pay for it out of their budget, and stop yer bitchin about police staffing, etc. Tyer gave the police way more money than any mayor ever. And they are not leaving because they are raking in big bucks in other county towns. Persip is clueless. Plenty of cops making over $100,000 per year. Here is a link to the article, which should make every city cop, and every cop everywhere, sick. If… Read more »

O J Leon Dickowitts
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O J Leon Dickowitts

No one is questioning Lampiasi on the License Board concerning conflict of interest? Amazing.

Rule 27
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Rule 27

I wonder what connection this Dean has to the hoax hate crime student?

JohnnyComeLately
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JohnnyComeLately

Ain’t nuttin like a few hate crimes, real or not, to justify a dean of equity and inclusions’ job, or is this a new post created due to student demands after the college was Smolletted??? There’s more bullshit jobs at colleges than in city government. Is it any wonder tuition is through the roof. BCC seems to have a new job posting every week, yet the population continues in a death spiral.

Hendrix
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Hendrix

I wonder if Simons Rock supports their Dean of Inclusions blatant racism and bias.

Johnny Absurd
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Johnny Absurd

So is the small child who is afraid of cops going to avoid all places where a police officer may show up? Football games, basketball games, Walmart, County fair, airports? Will he be afraid to call police if he is being assaulted? The question might be WHY is he so terrified?

Gobsig
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Gobsig

Because his mother has poisoned his mind.

Mr. Fritz
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Mr. Fritz

Why the need for more discussion on whether or not school resource officers are needed?? We have violent, disturbed students in the schools that the school administrators are unable to handle. Send in the officers! Drew Herzig is an idiot!

Gobsig
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Gobsig

Herzig is king of the cuckoos.

Jumpin Joe Curtis
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Jumpin Joe Curtis

If it’s between a police officer who is trained in restraint and de-escalation techniques, or a haggard old lady with a Social Work degree and a bleeding heart

Ill take the cop, most would

Dave
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Dave

Someone needs to tell Marchetti you can get in and out of the grocery store within 45 minutes if you don’t spend all that time at the free sample tables.

Merry & Bright
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Merry & Bright

Pee Pee Petie needs to shop in Lenox like Lovely Linda and Bare Bare do. Maybe they could ride together since Pee Pee is so far up Lovely Linda’s butt.

SallySays
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SallySays

Perhaps they’ll buy a condo like Jimmy Ruberto did – in Lenox.

Rule 27
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Rule 27

Maybe he should go to price chopper at 3am. Ask Barry. There are no lines then.

Mad Trapper
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Mad Trapper

But Barry is at Cumbys 3 am , patrolling for Linda

Rocks 4 Jocks
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Rocks 4 Jocks

I was sitting in an AP Environmental class for an absent teacher instead of my usual duty. I happened to see a book on the desk with the title..A Teachers Guide to Climate Change. Scrolling through I noticed a graph about the rise in the height of the oceans. It was 60 millimeters over the last 20 years. The graph was alarmingly steep. 60 millimeters! If you are not familiar with the metric system…60 mm = 6 cm and there are 2.54 cm to the inch. So over the last 20 years the oceans have risen just a little more than two inches. That is probably well within the measurement variance on the scale of global ocean measurements. My point, students and people unable to think critically are alarmed. Fortunately former President Obama isn’t one of them, I heard he purchased some waterfront property… Read more »

Gigi
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Gigi
Mad Trapper
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Mad Trapper

People Eating Tasty Animals

Theme Boerwinkles
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Theme Boerwinkles

NBA top Ten…Larry Sigfreid,Bobby Dandtidge,Chet Walker, Norm Van Leer, Booby Jones,Steve Nash, Billy Paultz, Dick Barnett,Danny Ainge, Connie Zhawkins.

Johnny99
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Johnny99

Groundhog Greta. Because she already has her head where the sun don’t shine.

Police Report
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Police Report

They could replace him with a coin and be about as accurate.

Mad Trapper
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Mad Trapper

President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial continues on Wednesday as Senators will get to ask written questions. Stay tuned to Breitbart News for live updates. All times eastern. — 8:00 PM: Menendez of all people is asking a question about corruption. He asks the House managers why Trump became concerned about corruption in Ukraine in 2019. Crow repeats House Democrats’ talking points about how Trump was afraid of Biden. He says Trump withheld foreign aid that he was happy to give in the two prior years. 7:56 PM: Sullivan and Lankford as Trump’s team about the conflicting testimony re: how long the Senate could be tied up obtaining evidence. They ask how long do they think the trial would take had the Senate adopted all of the amendments. Sekulow says “a long time.” He says “months” because Schiff could also assert some “speech and debate… Read more »

Pat
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Pat

That was great reading. Thank you!

mad trapper
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mad trapper

read it D-rats!

Mr. Fritz
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Mr. Fritz

Wow Trapper, great report!

Jonathan Melle
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Jonathan Melle

Pittsfield politics’ financial formula: Raise municipal taxes + a shrinking tax base = Many new home assessments + large municipal debts. Pittsfield politics’ government formula: Matt Kerwood’s creative accounting + Barry Clairmont and Mayor Linda Tyer tax breaks for out-of-town millionaires = Mary Jane and Joe Kapanski choosing between food or heat. Pittsfield politics socioeconomic formula: Severe economic inequality + 70% of residents in the underclass = a dangerous downtown called “Social Services Alley” + a +21-years-old polluted and vacant PEDA “business park”. Pittsfield’s main attractions: 2 marijuana shops, liquor/tobacco stores selling lottery tickets, a downtown cultural mecca that (doesn’t) rival Paris, London, Manhattan, and L.A., Teo’s hot dogs, an outcast and controversial Berkshire Museum, an historic Wahconah Park that sits on a flood plain, and Herman Melville’s “Arrowhead”. Another topic… Larry Bird was the best all around statistical basketball player ever. The 1980’s… Read more »

Amanda Patric Swaze
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Amanda Patric Swaze

Michael Jordan.

Gigi
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Gigi

Melle,
I disagree with your statement that “Kobe Bryant was like most people who lived a double life.”
I don’t think he lived a double life at all – maybe you have him confused with Bernie Sanders. Kobe made many grievous mistakes in his life, but he repented of them, asked for forgiveness, made a course change, and moved on. These are lessons we can all learn from.

William Thunder Baywenz
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William Thunder Baywenz

Jordan won six championships with a center. MVP all six. Thirty point average for career and two plus steals a game career.

World of Dumpster
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World of Dumpster

Three things are for certain in Pittsfield. Tax increases. Stooge morning show going nowhere. And The Wayconah Street bar formally known as Johnny’s Beach a Club is still be renovated.

Johnny Absurd
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Johnny Absurd

Sounds like you know Kobe pretty well. Did you ever see him play in person?

Luden Sentellingsonofabich
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Luden Sentellingsonofabich

I know this guy who’s wife left him for another while men and they have kids. Double lives are real.

Gigi
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Gigi

Melle,
Here’s the real guy leading the double life – Bernie Sanders the Socialist.

https://www.breitbart.com/radio/2020/01/29/peter-schweizer-bernie-is-his-biggest-charity/

Pro Bowenkille
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Pro Bowenkille

Dear Mayor…Pittsfield is down 15 police officers? Incredible.

Auto Phil
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Auto Phil

I wholeheartedly disagree with your assessment of the Kobe situation, Dan. Kobe entered the NBA in the late 90s, at the dawn of real internet connection, 24-hr news cycles, snippets and replays and sound bites. He played for 20 years through the birth of personal electronic communication, social media, and instant video content. He had an audience that spent 2+ decades “involved” in his career and his personal life. The other guys people have mentioned were greats, but they weren’t great of this era, and not to the audience that has been affected by Kobe’s death today. Very young fans have very little knowledge of the situation that took place in Colorado. Those that do look at the situation not as another “bad boy” NBA indiscretion, but as an example of someone overcoming a poor judgement choice as an immature young man. Everyone makes… Read more »

Punctv
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Punctv

At his trial Kobe stated that he had asked this young lady if he could relieve his galudimite on her face, her answer during the rape was no. Kobe stated she also had the decision before the encounter to say no to the encounter,she didn’t? She didn’t say yes either. The word was she settled out of court for two and a half million.

JohnnyComeLately
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JohnnyComeLately

So a rape is a mistake?

Mad Trapper
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Mad Trapper

A rapist is not a role model.

I’m sorry for his family.

How about his victims? He bragged about Shaq paying off his victims, so as not to be prosecuted. He said I should have done the same. That’s a fact, that’s Kobe.

I hope he made peace with God, if not he is rotting in hell.

WorsureDidd
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WorsureDidd

Trump did the same thing,several times.

Mad Trapper
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Mad Trapper

I guess the minus posters are OK with RAPE/RAPISTS, like Kobe and Shaq

Got a mother, daughter, grandmother?

Truthsayer
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Truthsayer

Reading through the posts, do you folks ever get tired of playing Republican-right/Democrat-left politics? Cherry picking from websites that support your views? Taking positions on either side that defy common sense? Did you ever think that you might feel better about life if you turned off Fox/MSNBC/CNN/NBC/CBS/Limbaugh/Politico/TheHill/etc? None of us accomplish anything unless we accept our differences, identify our common ground, and work together finally realizing that our goals are the same. I am so fed up that news networks are now officially banned in my house when I’m around. Netflix, Amazon Prime, Motor Trend, Disney are it. The results of this are pretty interesting. You find yourself paying attention to your immediate life and not giving a crap about national politics. As far as I’m concerned, you can take Congress and Trump and shove them where the sun will never shine. I’d rather… Read more »

Mr. Fritz
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Mr. Fritz

Bury your head in the sand, little snowflake…..

Merry & Bright
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Merry & Bright

While reading yesterday’s Pittsfield Police Dept. Log, noticed that their was an Assault & Battery at Reid Middle School at around 8:30a.m.. Was there a fill in Resource Officer there at that time? I check the Police Log faithfully every day and the Police have to go to Reid almost on a daily basis, sometimes twice or more times. Why is Lovely Linda and PeePee Petie wasting tax payers money and time having to have a meeting about this? Why is Lovely Linda listening to a woman from Simon’s Road, another from Housatonic, MA., or is she listening to her pal Shirley E? Why is she not listening to the parents of the children that go to Reid? Does she not remember that these student’s parents are paying her very large salary? When the woman from Simon’s Rock put down the police officers at… Read more »

Merry & Bright
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Merry & Bright

Meant Simon’s Rock.

JohnnyComeLately
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JohnnyComeLately

Where’s the chief?

Magic
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Magic

I have not been able to access presslog.org since December 31 has the site changed

Police Report
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Police Report
Johnny Absurd
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Johnny Absurd

The mayor probably wants to save that resource officer money for her forensic audit. I think in her heart she really wants to do what is right by her people and do the audit. I think Pete has been prodding her to do one.

WorsureDidd
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WorsureDidd

I was looking at the Krol home on Trova Terrace and Zillow lists it as going up in value 83,000 dollars in the last seven days?. The last assessed value was 291,000. I believe it was sold for a little over 300,000? What this says to me is connected people can get a lower assessment while living there in their home, and then either get it jacked up with improvements before selling or selling to the true value which was close to four hundred thousand, which it is not. So, the question to be asked to the assessors,realtors and banks is,can you put any price tag you want on your home or are you relegated by what other homes in your neighborhood are selling for?

Mark Tully
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Mark Tully

Very interesting question. I really do not think so. With that being said however, I am in the middle of a real life test. I advised someone who recently bought a house to get an abatement since their purchase price was $70k less than the assessed value and the sale was “At Arm’s Length”. They did and the city responded that they will send out an assessor. I don’t like that response because Fair Market Value is Fair Market Value. They will let me know what the assessor says. I’ll post it.

Vladdir Rasputon
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Vladdir Rasputon

B s

Mr. Fritz
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Mr. Fritz

Spot on, Merry. This issue is a no brainer. Get an armed resource officer in there pronto!

Police Report
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Police Report

Police officers are absolutely necessary at schools at every middle and high school in Pittsfield, it shouldn’t even be open for debate. The ONLY reason it is open for debate is that both mayor Linda Tyer and Chief Michael Wynn are so under qualified for the offices they hold. No competent and rational mayor or chief of police would debate against resources officers in schools, especially with the climate of violence, sexual assault, bullying, and rampant drug use in society today. Students Feel Safer The average student will feel safer in school with a police officer there. Most police officers are very low key, build rapport with students, and are beloved by a majority of kids. For those students that fear police, most of that fear is imprinted on them by their parents. By having daily contact with police, it humanizes the police in… Read more »

Mr. Fritz
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Mr. Fritz

I couldn’t agree more, PR. It’s ridiculous that Tyer/Wynn/McCandless have not seen a Reid Resource Officer as a priority.

Johnny99
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Johnny99

Well said sir. Sounds like something the chief should be saying publicly to put that dean of equity and inclusion in her place from Simons “Smolletted” Rock, who stated cops want to use force on 8 year old black boys.

Mark Tully
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Mark Tully

Why are we having this debate? I watched the speakers at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, it was staged and their remarks were prepared in sync. We are having this debate because this has become a national narrative that police are bad in inner city schools. If you pursue this narrative, you open the flood gates for political donations. Just like the false narrative that our DA used to get elected.

Gobsig
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Gobsig

They should have served those speakers Chock Full of Nuts coffee with a slice of fruitcake. Barry’s pot shop must have been open before the meeting.

Lunda Maxwellfern
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Lunda Maxwellfern

Dan, is that previous resource officer being sued. By the driver ha was shot?

Mad Trapper
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Mad Trapper

More Shiff-head Pelousey circus the MSM don’t want you to hear………..refresh it’s on going……

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/30/live-updates-trump-impeachment-trial-senators-ask-more-questions/

Mr. Fritz
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Mr. Fritz

Chief Justice Roberts, the anti-Trumper, refused Rand Paul’s questions. So much for being impartial!

Hooker Conpolee
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Hooker Conpolee

The new manager at Bee Con is twenty. Don’t they sell booze there?

Pat
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Pat

Why is everybody protecting this whistleblower? I don’t understand why. Everybody already knows who he is so why is he being hidden?

Thomas More
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Thomas More

tell us who he is, Pat.

Gigi
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Gigi
Gigi
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Gigi

Pat,
Ciaramella will expose Schiff&company as being in cohoots to impeach the President.

https://www.infowars.com/watch-justice-roberts-refuses-to-read-question-from-sen-rand-paul-about-eric-ciaramella/

Pat
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Pat

I agree with the article…there is no legal reason why Justice Roberts couldn’t read Rand Paul’s question. Ciaramella worships the far left and is out to destroy conservatives.

Planet Valenti