The Daily Talker
On Wednesday, the Boston City Council voted to give itself a $20,000 raise starting in 2016. While it may seem to be a big raise, some councilors cited the cost of living in Boston. What do you think of Boston city councilors voting to give themselves a $20,000 raise?
A group of experts has released new recommendations for parents, urging them not to snoop on their children’s mobile phones or internet use. Do you agree that parents should not snoop on their children’s social media life?
Two new studies have found that voice-activated smartphones and dashboard infotainment systems may making the distracted-driving problem worse instead of better. Do voice-activated systems help you when you are behind the wheel or are they a distraction?
Some schools in Washington state are removing swings from playgrounds because they are being called too dangerous. Insurance companies are worried about the liability. Do you agree with the decision to remove swings from playgrounds?
A New Jersey woman is filing a lawsuit claiming her First Amendment rights were violated when she claimed her supervisor told her to stop saying “God bless you” to drivers. First, do you agree that it is a violation of her rights to be told to not say “God bless you” to drivers? And, when you hand money to a toll taker, do you want them to say anything besides thank you?
On Wednesday, Tom Brady was asked if he wished Gillette Stadium was as loud as the Chiefs stadium was last Monday night and he said sometimes the crowd isn’t great. What do you think about Tom Brady’s comments on the Gillette Stadium crowd?
The NFL says it was wrong for a referee to penalize a Kansas City Chiefs player for unsportsmanlike conduct after the player knelt down in the end zone and prayed. What do you think? In light of that penalty, do you think the NFL is too strict on player celebrations?
A new report coming out later today suggests building canals in the Back Bay could absorb rising waters due to climate change. What do you think of the idea of building canals in the Back Bay to combat rising sea levels?
The European Aviation Safety Agency recently approved new guidelines that would allow passengers to use their electronics during flights. What do you think of this new guideline that will allow passengers on European-based flights the ability to talk on their cell phone during the entire flight?
Insurance company Obrella has ranked Massachusetts as the safest state in the U.S. for drivers. The state had 7.37 fatalities per 100,000 drivers. What do think of this new report that ranks Massachusetts drivers as the safest in the country?