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Michael Moore Owns Nine Homes


The divorce between filmmaker Michael Moore and his wife is bringing many details to surface, including that the two own nine homes in New York and Michigan, according to the Detroit News.

By reaching a settlement, Moore avoids a trial that could have aired dirty laundry common in high-proile breakups and impugned his long-hewn image as a common man by disclosing details of his comfortable life.


Threat to Baker?

Immigrants may give governor longshot his niche

The fight over Gov. Deval Patrick’s plan to shelter immigrant children in Massachusetts is heating up. It spilled into a Beacon Hill debate yesterday. And today Republicans opposed to bringing the children here will hold a State House summit with sheriffs and elected officials who don’t want them here, either.

Attorney General Martha Coakley, Treasurer Steve Grossman and pediatrician Don Berwick all support the governor’s plan. With certain caveats, so does Republican Charlie Baker. But McCormick, the millionaire businessman running as an independent, opposes housing the children.


Mayor Richard Kos and the City Council are getting along. But how long will that last?


Bissonnette said he felt that some of his actions had been grossly misunderstood, even by agencies outside the city. He pointed to his opposition to the appointment of William Jebb as Chicopee’s new police chief. As mayor, he’d passed over Jebb, a deputy chief, in favor of Thomas Charette, a captain, based in part on his belief that Jebb had released Bissonnette’s criminal record during the 2005 campaign. The record included details of an incident at a Christmas party in 1988, Bissonnette told me.

“I was drunk and wanted to leave, but I couldn’t drive, so a police officer put me in protective custody. Earlier in the night, somebody gave me a packet of coke as a Christmas gift. I thanked them, put the packet in my pocket and forgot about it.” Police found the cocaine when they put him into protective custody, he said.


A lot of bad books being written these days.

Copies of the 1960’s UMass counterculture magazine Yahoo on display at the library.

McCartney on Main.

fuck kale

Healthier Habits Haven’t Stopped the Doritos and Cheetos Snack Boom

By now the narrative that consumers are making more health-conscious decisions about what they eat and are buying more fresh foods has become well established. But that doesn’t mean we’ve totally given up snacking, and sales of such packaged foods as chips and snack bars reflect this fact.


Voters split on sheltering migrant children in Mass.

Given the details of Patrick’s proposal, including the fact that the facilities would be staffed and paid for by the federal government and open for up to four months, 50 percent of those polled expressed support, with 43 percent opposed. That’s within the poll’s margin of error of plus or minus 4.9 percentage points.

But on national immigration initiatives, respondents were more skeptical. Asked more broadly whether the migrant children should be allowed to stay in the United States after judicial hearings, only 39 percent answered yes, compared with 43 percent who said the children should be deported.


Dumb all over.

Man ‘napping’ behind parked car in Chicopee gets run over by friend who moved vehicle: report

Chicopee Police Capt. Mark Gilbert told 22News that the incident happened about 10:30 p.m. outside 70 Claire St., where a man apparently lay down behind a car for a nap.


I meant to post this yesterday.

Getting Over Procrastination

When Steel completed his analysis, one finding in particular jumped out: excessive procrastinators were worse at self-regulating. In fact, self-regulation—the ability to exercise self-control and delay immediate rewards for future benefits—explained seventy per cent of the observed procrastination behaviors. From that connection came Steel’s main insight: What if procrastination was simply the flip side of impulsivity? Just as impulsivity is a failure of our self-control mechanisms—we should wait, but instead we act now—so, too, is procrastination: we should act now, but instead we wait.