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  1. WHS Music Program has been damaged by budget cuts - Please read and take action

    Dear Discussion Board readers,

    I am writing this note to ask everyone in town for help reinstating the gutted music program at the Wayland High School. If this does not interest you, I suggest...
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    Hi Mark. Actually, it doesn't really address...

    Hi Mark.

    Actually, it doesn't really address the point about them digging into your documents and taking the content for their own use. Using my browsing habits to target ads at me that match my...
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    Curiosity question: Do you have any examples of...

    Curiosity question: Do you have any examples of where Google actually took content from their servers and used it? Their statement assures you that whatever you put on their drives remains yours:...
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    Fascinating that a "transparent" organization...

    Fascinating that a "transparent" organization goes to such lengths to be obscure. Quite shocking! :mad:
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    Thanks Jeff, but I was really more interested in...

    Thanks Jeff, but I was really more interested in the "who" than the "when". I agree with Kim on the civility comment, but my hopes are not high on that point! :rolleyes:
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    The silence is deafening.

    The silence is deafening.
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    new selectman?

    With Tony resigning, any thoughts on who will replace him?
  8. Steve - I concur. Thank you to Dr. Jurist for...

    Steve - I concur. Thank you to Dr. Jurist for taking the time to publish some facts.

    Of course, Mr. Harris has a completely different view (and typically aggressive/accusatory writing style) of...
  9. Kim - Thanks for the interesting post. Your...

    Kim - Thanks for the interesting post. Your observations are spot on and extremely well stated. I saw the "news" article and immediately dismissed it as rubbish, but I hadn't considered all the...
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    Hi all, Sorry for the big delay, but let me...

    Hi all,

    Sorry for the big delay, but let me update you on my thinking. I've read hundreds of customer reviews online, and better than 80% of them were negative. My next door neighbor had their...
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    Thanks for the reply Kim! I'm pretty sold on the...

    Thanks for the reply Kim! I'm pretty sold on the idea of Solar Panels - lots of positives, not many negatives (other than the fact that they look terrible - but I guess you get used to it). Our...
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    SolarCity - question for the masses

    I've been chatting with the folks at SolarCity for the past few weeks, and am considering installing a system. I see them everywhere, and the sales pitch is pretty convincing.

    My question for the...
  13. Yeah - I can't really comment on the sales model,...

    Yeah - I can't really comment on the sales model, but my son's friend seemed to be doing well (data point of one). As a general rule, MLM's are good for the people who start them, and no one else,...
  14. You know, there are a ton of scams out there. So...

    You know, there are a ton of scams out there. So many in fact, that everyone has become hyper sensitive to anything that even sniffs a bit like one.

    Personally, I have no axe to grind either way,...
  15. Jeff – I love reading your posts here (I think...

    Jeff – I love reading your posts here (I think I’ve said this before, but it’s worth repeating). The venerable Mr. Harris is a trained lawyer, and as such, is quite adept at presenting untruths and...
  16. Jeff/Kim - you guys are awesome. I wish I had...

    Jeff/Kim - you guys are awesome. I wish I had your patience and attention span to respond to the imbecilic attestations of the WVN and that other guy who ran for Selectman (no names please - passive...
  17. @David - Perhaps you could consider the intent of...

    @David - Perhaps you could consider the intent of a rule vs. the rigid application of the words chosen to express it. The intent is to eliminate fraud, and by Kim's definition, none of her...
  18. Agreed and well stated Jeff. Good luck...

    Agreed and well stated Jeff. Good luck convincing the dark side to see it this way - imagine if all the "shunned" voters actually voted. None of the shenanigans the loud minority tries to promote...
  19. I think this falls into the category of "If we...

    I think this falls into the category of "If we say it convincingly and repeatedly, maybe someone will believe it". There's a distinct smell of "sore loser" in this as well - I think the side that's...
  20. A worthy topic for further discussion!

    This is an interesting debate. I have to say up front that I really don't know much about the medicine behind concussions and other head-related injuries, so my opinions are just that - opinions.
    ...
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    I believe his writing is intended to use data as...

    I believe his writing is intended to use data as a drunk uses a street-light - for support, not for illumination.
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    Remember Jeff - transparency is just a state of...

    Remember Jeff - transparency is just a state of mind. If you believe you're transparent, then you are.
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    Where's the "like" button? :-)

    Where's the "like" button? :-)
  24. Nice summary Jeff. I think your analysis is spot...

    Nice summary Jeff. I think your analysis is spot on and I thank you for taking the time to put it on paper.

    Carl
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    I'm sorry - I just can't resist

    The exchange here calls for an excerpt from the best movie EVER made... Animal House:

    Otter: Ladies and gentlemen, I'll be brief. The issue here is not whether we broke a few rules, or took a few...
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    Seems pretty self evident that they are not...

    Seems pretty self evident that they are not (substantive that is).

    One thing that does surprise me that the lawyers that live in other towns don't take advantage of the system the same way that...
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    Yes Kim, but whoever's tail Fred stepped on now...

    Yes Kim, but whoever's tail Fred stepped on now feels vindicated, so that justifies it all, no?

    Personally, I think we should hire Fred back. He did a great job, and this town is (clearly) worse...
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    Quite surprising they lasted as long as they did....

    Quite surprising they lasted as long as they did. Looking forward to a good Chinese alternative now... hopeful hopeful hopeful!
  29. Good one Jeff! I wonder if the domain...

    Good one Jeff! I wonder if the domain "waylandspin.com" is available? Would make a good redirect to waylandtransparency, no?

    :D
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    And thousands upon thousands upon thousands...

    And thousands upon thousands upon thousands couldn't participate. What's your point? You and a few hundred of your cronies set it up so that you can control the vote, and now that everyone else is...
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    Except of course if you make voting a 5 day...

    Except of course if you make voting a 5 day marathon event that no one has the time nor patience to endure. How about the authors comment on e-voting:



    Love it!

    :-)
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    You have WAAAAAAAAAY too much time on your hands!...

    You have WAAAAAAAAAY too much time on your hands! Go get yourself a frozen yogurt. AND - nothing in MY posts indicate that security is unnecessary. You inferred that, and then re-asserted it a...
  33. Ah yes - the readers. Both of them are holding...

    Ah yes - the readers. Both of them are holding their sides.

    Thanks for hijacking this thread by the way. As you said to me earlier, you weren't invited, so you come in, spew nonsense, and...
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    No. I don't have time for that. It's like...

    No. I don't have time for that. It's like arguing with a 3 year old! Fun for a while, but quite tiresome. I sure hope you're just pulling my chain (similarly to what I'm doing to you by the way)...
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    Congratulations to Joe and Cherry

    Just heard that Joe and Cherry have been elected chair and vice-chair of the BOS. Congratulations to both of you!
  36. What flaw would that be swami? You don't know,...

    What flaw would that be swami? You don't know, do you? Just bluffing.

    That's their choice.

    Ha. Still laughing over that one.
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    Because it's like spitting in the wind. You are...

    Because it's like spitting in the wind. You are single minded, and right about everything, and quite frankly, I don't have the time, patience, or energy to debunk your myths. It's self evident that...
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    Still nothing from you of any value. Let me try...

    Still nothing from you of any value. Let me try your approach:

    No. You're wrong.

    No. You're wrong.

    No. You're wrong.

    Ahhh. Much better.
  39. Your question is irrelevant.

    Your question is irrelevant.
  40. Are you thinking of moving to an empty lot near...

    Are you thinking of moving to an empty lot near my home?
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    And there it is. Thanks for not disappointing...

    And there it is. Thanks for not disappointing Mr. Sunshine (or should I call you "That's their choice"?). I feel like I'm at a Town Hall now with an endless line of the same person standing at the...
  42. How about this then?

    Fair point and well stated!

    How about this then... Let's have a "Town Hall" meeting prior to an actual vote. At this meeting, everyone gets to talk as much as they want, as long as they want, and...
  43. Who wants to abolish Town Hall meetings?

    Are you sick of bickering, overblown self-important discussions? Would you rather have your personal time back to yourself or spend it sitting on an uncomfortable chair listening to hours of endless...
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    Wrong. You're so hell bent on being right and...

    Wrong.

    You're so hell bent on being right and proving how smart you are...

    SecurID offers an app that will do the same rolling code work that the fob does. How does that enable anyone from...
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    Kim - reality is, you don't even need a separate...

    Kim - reality is, you don't even need a separate device like the one pictured. There are ways to use apps on smartphones that will do the same thing, and this would eliminate the objection that...
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    Have you ever changed your mind or retracted a...

    Have you ever changed your mind or retracted a stupid comment? Must be amazingly comforting to always be right.

    Perhaps rather than force parents to choose between children having friends and...
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    You win. You're much smarter than I am. Good...

    You win. You're much smarter than I am. Good luck with whatever you decide to do with your life - I'm out.
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    I retract my "You're a bright fellow" comment. ...

    I retract my "You're a bright fellow" comment. Clearly you have no idea.

    "That's their choice". Still can't believe you're that out of touch with reality. Even if you have no kids (hopefully...
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    See DH - this is the reason I don't get into...

    See DH - this is the reason I don't get into details with you. Rather than look at solutions constructively and try to build on them to arrive at something that works, you'd rather sit in your comfy...
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    Hey look! I can troll the internet and find...

    Hey look! I can troll the internet and find counter examples. For heaven's sake - ESTONIA has internet voting since 2005!! Can't think of a more backwards country than Estonia, can you? Here's...
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    "That's their choice". Seriously. And you think...

    "That's their choice". Seriously. And you think I'm demonizing "the evil other side"? I think you did it for me.

    My solutions for remote voting are not "my" solutions. They are well...
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    Completely agree with you Kim, but the noisy...

    Completely agree with you Kim, but the noisy minority won't be happy if the silent majority suddenly find their voices. The current setup is too convenient for a small subset of the population to...
  53. Jeff - you have the patience of a saint. I think...

    Jeff - you have the patience of a saint. I think I've come to the conclusion that your replies to John are pretty much what he's looking for. He somehow feeds off of the reactions he elicits from...
  54. John - please remember to duck when you pass...

    John - please remember to duck when you pass through doorways so you won't smack your halo on the frame...
  55. Jeff - your words ring true around many of the...

    Jeff - your words ring true around many of the posted accusations that have been made in John's various transparent accusations. Lots of generalizations, little evidence, and no examples. He's even...
  56. Rule #1: Never pass up an opportunity to...

    Rule #1: Never pass up an opportunity to advertise for something that you want others to bible thump.

    Rule #2: If there's even a remote connection in an unrelated discussion, ignore the fact that...
  57. Maybe it does, maybe it doesn't (I wouldn't know...

    Maybe it does, maybe it doesn't (I wouldn't know ... kind of surprised that you do John - I never thought of you as a "Wayland Mom"), but what is the point that Julie is so poorly trying to make? ...
  58. With one about to enter law school and a second...

    With one about to enter law school and a second half way through a pre-med undergraduate experience, I feel the pain of the price tag. The "online experience" of higher education is a fascinating...
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    Interesting how John seems to have made the...

    Interesting how John seems to have made the subject of this discussion whether or not we're having a discussion. It would seem to be more productive to accept the addition to the topic as valid, and...
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    Funny you should mention WVN. Couple of excerpts...

    Funny you should mention WVN. Couple of excerpts from their "unbiased reporting" on the election results:







    Good thing they're unbiased - imagine if they were.
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    John - you really need to change your signature...

    John - you really need to change your signature line... seriously.
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    No thank you

    I will vote for Karlson, Nolan, Antes, and Downs because I want to live in a town that has thinking, caring, intelligent people on the boards, and I don't want people who will vote things down...
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    I'm starting to worry about what we're walking...

    I'm starting to worry about what we're walking into in April. A few names that have pulled papers to run for Selectmen include Linda Segal and Don Bustin. Is this the kind of representation we want...
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    Time to act

    There will be a 6 month gap until the vacant seat on the BOS is filled (see: http://wayland.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/update-on-empty-wayland-bos-seat). I believe we need to find...
  65. Now that Doug has resigned, it becomes clear to...

    Now that Doug has resigned, it becomes clear to me that the big problem in the BOS is Mr. Collins. Reading his response above shows his cards quite clearly. He is not a representative of the town,...
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    Absolutely Gorgeous

    We live in an amazing town.

    http://www.wickedlocal.com/wayland/features/x1745246654/PHOTOS-Juvenile-bald-eagle-seen-in-Wayland
  67. Poll: I live near Claypit Hill Elementary and actually...

    I live near Claypit Hill Elementary and actually have both AT&T and Verizon. My phone is AT&T, and in general works well (with some spotty coverage on Plain Road here and there). My kids have...
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    John - I think you got the wrong end of the...

    John - I think you got the wrong end of the horse...

    Ben - he did address it briefly in an exchange with Steve who asked him directly about it. Of course he denied knowing anything about it, and...
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    Ben - please stop confusing this discussion with...

    Ben - please stop confusing this discussion with facts. it's much more entertaining to just make stuff up! I really can't wait until the AG weighs in on this OML violation and levies the maximum...
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    Wrong as usual... you and your cronies are so...

    Wrong as usual... you and your cronies are so smug about how this is a witch hunt, and nothing wrong was done - even though it looks like it on the surface. Hey. Last I checked, if it looks like a...
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    Curious question for the board

    Last Thursday's Town Crier printed an allegation that Peggy Patton (who lives with Mr. Collins - one of the BO3) had done some TA contract research prior to the August 26th brutal firing of Fred T. ...
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    Once again, thank you for the information - you...

    Once again, thank you for the information - you made it very easy for me to review the discussion. I hope that everyone that is reading this thread takes the time to watch the relevant 7 minutes...
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    Hi Ben. Thanks for the posting - very...

    Hi Ben. Thanks for the posting - very interesting.

    I know I could probably find this on my own if I had the time to go searching, but do you have a link that points at the actual discourse...
  74. You have to admit - he's got guts to come clean...

    You have to admit - he's got guts to come clean like that. In spite of the baseness of his message, you have to respect his nerve!

    :o
  75. A Glimmer of Insight into the Noisy Minority's Thought Process

    I found the letter to the editor in the Town Crier posted by Mat Leupold, Old Connecticut Path entitled "Nothing nefarious about vote" to be particularly enlightening. The full text of his post can...
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    I agree. We are done. Thanks for your opinions.

    I agree. We are done. Thanks for your opinions.
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    Exactly what have you done Jeff besides attack...

    Exactly what have you done Jeff besides attack the majority side of town (that would be the side that you are not on by the way)? I don't think being the dog officer in town really matters that...
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    So... Jeff.... I wonder why you chose to break...

    So... Jeff....

    I wonder why you chose to break your welcome silence now? I would hope that the commentary offered by thoughtful people like Jeff and Kim would elicit responses to the issues, not...
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    Bravo Jeff. You took the time to articulate...

    Bravo Jeff. You took the time to articulate exactly what dozens (hundreds? thousands?) of fellow Wayland residents are thinking. I only wish that it would actually make a difference to Mr. F. It...
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    Where's George Harris' outrage now?

    Interesting that 2 years ago (almost to the day), George published the following missive:...
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    Thanks for sharing Kim. No surprises here - it's...

    Thanks for sharing Kim. No surprises here - it's just the way the world is viewed through eyes that cannot see.

    One question I'm wondering about is whether or not we can recall the BO3? In other...
  82. You know, I really hope that the views expressed...

    You know, I really hope that the views expressed ARE yours alone. The spin and misdirection in your so called "expose" is almost as egregious as the slime-bag move that the BO3 pulled. Why was...
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    The silence is deafening. I suspect that the...

    The silence is deafening. I suspect that the letter Doug wrote (which has no real content to it - just repeated empty words of a false campaign) was written strictly as a self defense for a...
  84. It's time to remove these three from the Board. ...

    It's time to remove these three from the Board. I can't help but wonder what other behind the door plots are thickening. We need to put more people like Joe and Steve back on the board to offer...
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    Seriously? You really need me to remind you of...

    Seriously? You really need me to remind you of the years of ridiculous roadblocks raised in a hopeless attempt to stop progress? Yes, it is sad that you feel the need to re-highlight the divide...
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    The silence is deafening Lawrie. I think the...

    The silence is deafening Lawrie. I think the answer to your question is self evident. How many years of senseless, counterproductive anti-town center junk persisted after the overwhelming vote at...
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    Way to go Wayland

    When is this town going to learn how to behave intelligently when it comes to development?

    As seen by our "friends" at WVN:


    SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE ADDS PENALTIES FOR WAYLAND

    On top of the...
  88. Nicely stated Jeff. Nicely stated.

    Nicely stated Jeff. Nicely stated.
  89. It would seem that the quote that ends with...

    It would seem that the quote that ends with "...they use facts as a drunkard uses a lamp post for support, rather than for illumination." is quite appropriate for John's "analysis"!
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    Did you even read my original post? Wow. You...

    Did you even read my original post? Wow. You have made so many twisted assumptions, I don't know where to begin.
    Please stop characterizing me (wrongly and badly) and stop putting words in my...
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    Really Jeff? Seriously? You don't take privacy...

    Really Jeff? Seriously? You don't take privacy very seriously, do you?

    Carl
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    Question for the DF

    A day before the general election, I received an unsolicited e-mail from Grieco and Obar soliciting my support. I replied back to the e-mail asking where they got my e-mail address from, but as of...
  93. Thanks for the post

    Cliff - well stated! You did a great job explaining the issue, and your reasoning is impeccable. The whole "pressure treated wood" misunderstanding is widespread and the flames are being fired by...
  94. Nice summary! Thanks for taking the time to...

    Nice summary! Thanks for taking the time to write this up.

    Carl
  95. Gotta admit - that is extremely cool and...

    Gotta admit - that is extremely cool and inventive.
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    Don't you just love irony?

    Please don't read anything into this other than the pure irony and humor it offers.

    If you click on the article regarding Peter Gossel's retirement as Moderator, the article very eloquently speaks...
  97. Poll: Yikes! Say it isn't so!

    Yikes! Say it isn't so!
  98. Maybe I'm not thinking about this the right way,...

    Maybe I'm not thinking about this the right way, but I've always thought that "sin" taxes are quite reasonable. Drinking is an optional activity that falls under the category of entertainment (with...
  99. Who won? The guy who thinks we should have no...

    Who won? The guy who thinks we should have no taxes but still be a great place to live? Aren't republicans fun to watch? [grin from the Columbia graduate]
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    Bistro 20

    Another new restaurant (replacing SKY) has opened. This time, they got it right.

    The menu is huge, and I dare say contains something for everyone. The food was extremely tasty (I strongly...
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