Meet Karen and other special guests from 7-8 pm
High Octane starts rocking at 8 pm at The Cannery Music Hall 12 Crane St (Park & Enter Behind Silver Building), Southbridge
Contribution $15 pp Tickets available at the campaign office (19 Hamilton St., Southbridge) starting 8/26 or by emailing email@example.com
Start Time: 19:00
See the trailer for the documentary here:
And here’s a link to a short clip from the movie:
There will be a short discussion before the movie and a longer discussion afterwards – we hope to see you there!]]>
Avellone, in his remarks, talked about how we are a commonwealth, and the meaning of that word, how it evokes an image that we are all in this together. I asked him a pointed question about casinos and the lottery, citing my own experience with Casino Free Milford and a recent post on BlueMassGroup.com concerning the state lottery. I pointed out how both casinos and the lottery prey on poorer, less-educated people, and a reliance on a regressive income stream of that nature really puts the lie to the word “commonwealth”.
He carefully parsed his answer to me, at one point admitting that he wasn’t giving me the answer that I probably wanted to hear, so I was happy to see that his position has apparently changed. From the Springfield Republican (via BlueMassGroup.com) we see this today:
Avellone said the benefits of casinos were oversold and he is against casino gaming, a view also shared by Berwick.
“There is an overestimate in the revenue to the commonwealth,” he said. “And it will add a whole new health burden to this commonwealth. The cost is not worth the benefit and there are other ways to add to our economy.”
Good on you, Joe! I hope I helped in some small way to change your mind on this topic.]]>
Tickets are $20 single, $30 couple, and they are available from any of the members of the GBV Dems Executive Committee: Lisa Mosczynski, Brett Belanger, Jay Gilchrist, Kate Mastroainni or John Tehan. Use our contact form to get in touch with the committee:
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You can also reserve a seat using ActBlue:
The Progressive Club is located at 18 Whitin St, Uxbridge, MA 01569. See you there!]]>
Bellingham DTC Summer Kick-off
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Also, on Monday, 4/8, the Board of Selectmen will be hearing a proposal in the uper chamber at town hall from the developers, Crossroads Massachusetts and Foxwoods Resort. Please come out and show your support for stopping the casino in its tracks, and please wear red to show solidarity.]]>
“The link between subsidies, consumption of energy and climate change has added a new dimension to the debate on energy subsides,” David Lipton, IMF first deputy managing director, said in prepared remarks at a Washington event hosted by the Peterson Institute for International Economics.
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The White House and congressional Democrats want to remove about $4 billion in annual tax provisions awarded to the oil-and-gas industry.
Oil-and-gas interests, and their Republican allies, say the provisions are cost-recovery mechanisms and business deductions that other industries also claim.
In 2011, nations doled out roughly $480 billion of “pre-tax” incentives, which are “when consumers pay less than supply cost of energy,” Lipton explained. They are generally found in emerging economies, according to an IMF report released Wednesday.
And “post-tax” subsidies — the sum of pre-tax and tax incentives — hit $1.9 trillion. About 40 percent of those subsidies were awarded in advanced economies, with the U.S. leading the way at $502 billion.
Today, it’s getting a makeover: A study published in Science reconstructs global temperatures further back than ever before—a full 11,300 years. The new analysis finds that the only problem with Mann’s hockey stick was that its handle was about 9,000 years too short. The rate of warming over the last 100 years hasn’t been seen for as far back as the advent of agriculture.