Owen, better off in Boston
"Owen in MA vs. Owen in RI … Advantage:Rhode Island."
Standing by Petraeus
"It is rare that a retirement grade determination is conducted for an officer previously retired from the U.S. armed forces."
Short term vs. long term
"In reality, gas produced by fracking is worse for the climate than coal."
The cranes have landed, in Boston
Boston is just 60 minutes away and it’s offering subsidies to developers who can charge higher rent than you can get in Providence while construction costs are more or less equal. As a result, the Boston skyline "is completely dominated by the cranes."
A sound premise
"Let’s start with the premise that Rhode Island already has one of the 10 strictest [gun laws] amongst all the states."
On a hot seat
"Bicycle ownership drops by half while obesity in Rhode Island rises by 154 percent"
An imperfect count
"On a single night in January 2015, state and local planning agencies in Rhode Island reported the following estimates of homelessness … 107 veterans were homeless."
Pigs and cows and shellfish too
"Each vegan spares more than 100 animals every year."
But is it safe?
"@Jorge_Elorza still think your plan is safe? Rescue Captain Kenyon just worked 96 hours straight. 96 hours."
What about Alaska and Hawaii?
"We already pay the highest electricity prices in the country here in New England."
Does prohibition ever work?
"Most Americans are ready to put it [marijuana prohibition] behind us and move on."
True and true is not
"There have been more than 300 mass shootings in the United States this year – more than any other country in the world."
What about the 1,400?
"In 40 years, 23,000 chemicals came on the market and only four were regulated."
Who's to blame?
"I did not play any role in bringing the company to RI as did others in government. I was tasked with handling the legislation affecting the company by my superiors."
What about the frogs?
"I am very proud that over my almost 30 years of public service I have had no scandals."
100% true, really?
"Remember that developers are forced to use the ‘195 land union’ contractors, so tap an extra $10 million into any construction project."
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