Bob Plain is the editor/publisher of Rhode Island's Future. Previously, he's worked as a reporter for several different news organizations both in Rhode Island and across the country.

6 responses to “Flanders announces in Central Falls, Dems say he profited off the struggling city”

  1. Barry Schiller

    It may be of interest that NPR reported that Flanders attacked Senator Whitehouse for being concerned about climate change. Sad! I take this as an indication that he would be a rubber stamp for Trump’s anti-environment policies.

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  2. RITaxpayer

    I didn’t see it that way.

    I see it as an indication that he (Flanders) stands by our constitution and the first amendment. Whitehouse thought people who’s opinion differed from his on the so called ‘settled science’ of man-made global warming should be prosecuted under the RICO act. Preposterous thinking for a US Senator, IMO.

    Whitehouse === EXTEMEMLY partisan left wing ‘my way or the hiway’ type.

    Flanders===right leaning centrist willing to reach across the isle for the good of the country.

    It’s early yet and I’m sure they’ll be more to come. I’ll try to keep an open mind but, it’s difficult when a hypocrite like Sheldon is on one side of the scale.

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    1. PinkHatLib

      This is not protected speech…

      Harvard study: Exxon ‘misled the public’ on climate change for nearly 40 years
      http://money.cnn.com/2017/08/23/investing/exxon-misled-climate-change-harvard-study/index.html

      …and as an allegedly concerted effort, organized over decades likely illegal under racketeering laws. Frankly ridiculous to suggest the 1st Amendment includes protections for companies to knowingly make false or misleading statements.

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      1. RITaxpayer

        Who to believe? He said…she said…

        From Forbes:
        “These biased, misleading, and totally irrelevant “surveys” form the best “evidence” global warming alarmists can muster in the global warming debate. And this truly shows how embarrassingly feeble their alarmist theory really is.”

        https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamestaylor/2013/05/30/global-warming-alarmists-caught-doctoring-97-percent-consensus-claims/#1ae2b204485d

        My post was in response to Barry’s post about Flanders seemingly not being concerned about climate change when that clearly is NOT what he said. Whitehouse says basically ‘we’ve got to do something before we cook ourselves’ but, where does he stand on the power plant proposal for our area. Bluster and rhetoric is what I hear from Whitehouse, not action. That would take courage.

        I’ll keep reading about both sides of this issue and I hope you do too. Happy Thanksgiving.

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        1. PinkHatLib

          Gasp! Another “think tank” funded by the usual suspects thinks we should ignore the problem.
          http://freedomfoundationfacts.com/index.php/2016/01/24/who-funds-the-freedom-foundation/

          Who to believe? I’ll stick with the scientists.

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  3. leftyrite

    Central Falls.

    Some think….Flanders.

    Others think… Fuerza Laboral.

    I hope that those who rally around Fuerza win out, short term and long.

    But, maybe the carnival to the bottom has to run its full course.

    Ultimately, you can’t protect people from low-level cons, if surgical short term emoluments

    are really the name of the cynical game.

    Maybe, though, years and years of slow and steady will result in

    an “overnight” sea change.

    Even a police chief got the boot.

    The hapless Obama administration set the country on its course to De Vos

    when our private school president solved the public education crisis by backing

    a school superintendent who couldn’t cut the discipline of Jamestown.

    Much love, CF. Find a way.

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