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Linda Sochran April 23, 2014 at 04:53 pm
He should have called the police immediately. But they broke into his house and he had a right toRead More defend himself and his home.
Mehy April 23, 2014 at 05:01 pm
How sad is it that we have become a society inept of judging right from wrong. We also seem toRead More constantly defend criminals and never think about the victims until it hits home. A caring society tries not to label and make other lives miserable. It is obvious that we fail in that also.
The Voice Of Justice April 23, 2014 at 05:03 pm
someone said something about a trap? unless this guy had a million dollars stacked in 20's with aRead More giant sign over it and his door wide open it wasn't a trap it was a crime. id do the same thing you don't mess with a mans home or his family.
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Simon April 23, 2014 at 03:49 pm
$6 Bil Vanishes From State Dept. Under Hillary Clinton APRIL 07, 2014 In a mind-boggling example ofRead More how the government blows—or perhaps steals—our tax dollars, billions vanished from the U.S. State Department mostly while Hillary Clinton ran it, according to a new alert issued by the agency’s inspector general. Could the former Secretary of State be using the cash to fund an upcoming presidential campaign? In all, $6 billion are missing and it’s highly unlikely any of the money will ever be recovered. The cash was supposed to be used to pay contractors but it just disappeared and documents that could help track the dough cannot be located. How convenient! The paper trail, which federal law says must be maintained in the case of government contracts, has been destroyed or was never created to begin with.
B. Dub April 23, 2014 at 03:50 pm
One positive thing? Um... she never became President?
Simon April 23, 2014 at 04:06 pm
AN ANALYSIS  WORTH READING: by Dick Morris, former political advisor to President Bill ClintonRead More beware as I was there for most of their presidency and know them better than just about anyone, I offer a few corrections; The facts are: Hillary's main extra-curricular activity in law school was helping the Black Panthers, on trial in Connecticut for torturing and killing a federal agent. The facts are:  Hillary interned with Bob Truehaft, the head of the California Communist Party. The facts are:   She flunked the DC bar exam, yes, flunked,  it is a matter of record, and only passed the Arkansas bar. The facts are:  Her main board activity, was to sit on the Wal-Mart board of directors, for a substantial fee. She was silent about their labor and health care practices. The facts are: Her visits abroad were entirely touristic and symbolic and there was no substantive diplomacy on any of them. One cannot think of a single bill Hillary has introduced or a single comment she has made that would tend to strengthen our country in the War on Terror. Think  about it - he's (Dick Morris) said all of this openly, thus if he were not truthful he'd be liable for defamation of  character! And you better believe Hilary would sue him.
Thomas Alegi April 23, 2014 at 04:47 pm
Rebel patriot, you wrote “No more Clinton's or Bush's!” Is there a double meaning in theRead More words you chose, Clinton’s Bush’?
Thomas Alegi April 23, 2014 at 04:48 pm
Sorry, I forgot the S after Bush'
rebel patriot April 23, 2014 at 04:55 pm
Thomas Alegi- thanks for the laugh.
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Hamburger April 23, 2014 at 01:14 pm
Who do you think are flying our drones?
Frank Esposito April 23, 2014 at 02:09 pm
Cops got a chance to play with their toys. Relax people. It's not like you had to respondRead More personally. Stop saying it's a waste of money. Then money is absolutely minimal. These guys were not called away from their golf games. I would also like to compliment the responders for not accidentally killing someone. It showed professionalism and did not add to the "trend" of killing "innocent" people; which is becoming an issues to watch. The people incensed over this should focus their anger on plastic shopping bags as many others are doing over at another great Patch piece. Evil lurks at the checkout counters across America!
Daniella Ruiz April 23, 2014 at 02:50 pm
Linda Mahoney >> the doorbell prank was just that, a prank, that involved actual self risk,Read More courage and cost nothing to do. these brats today have no respect for wasting resouces whilst sitting ontheir fanny all day.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
Kim McCoy April 23, 2014 at 04:23 pm
Black Panther, you assume a lot. So full of hate, who taught you that?...and if I had two shoes ofRead More the same persuasion, they would be "two right shoes." Listen, when that hate boils over, please do us all a favor and take it out on those who saddled you with such...excuses, excuses, excuses.
Kevin April 23, 2014 at 04:30 pm
Black Panther of Poetry? More like the Black Panther of Bigotry.
Grumpy Old Man April 23, 2014 at 04:54 pm
@Black Racist of Poetry - The problem with race relations in this country is well, you. I thinkRead More blacks can achieve whatever they set their minds to, and there are numerous examples of that. It was always a measure of racism, whether real or imagined, to think of blacks as being such superior athletes. The implication of course was that they weren't capable of engaging in intellectual pursuits. Here, I state that a goal of affirmative action is to permit them to engage in intellectual activities and you respond by advocating the stereotype of the blacks as being such superior athletes and musicians. You are a real gem, a real credit to the Black Panthers and racists everywhere. By the way, I wouldn't trumpet the black background of rock and roll. Some of us don't like rock and roll. That doesn't mean we don't acknowledge or admire many black musicians. What's even more funny, or in your case, sick, the musicians you mentioned, Beatles, Presley, all acknowledged their debt to black musicians. You are an insult to every black person in this country who seeks to get ahead for himself and his family and rid the country, no the world, of intolerance.
Everyday Mathematics is just one of the programs that makes a heck of a lot of $ off of the millions of textbooks sold to schools that teach to the 'Core.' The Common Core isn't just restricting for teachers & students, it's lining people's pockets.
Gary Tobin April 23, 2014 at 04:37 pm
Matt Miller - the key statement you made was, "It's easier for them to learn new things whenRead More they are younger then it is when they're older". If CCSS was an adaptable standard by local school districts, with no copy write or restrictions on adapting the standards to the local school district's needs and there were NO strings attached to them. You have very good points. My parents learned math on a slide ruler, are slide rulers bad, no, they have and had their place. There is so much evidences and facts the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND CORPORATE AMERICA are the authors and fuel for the CCSS. When supporters of CCSS do not see these facts their motives and actions toward pushing and supporting CCSS are seriously in question.
Gary Tobin April 23, 2014 at 04:47 pm
National Governor’s Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers are private,Read More no-profit organizations. They are NOT government agencies. Therefore the STATES DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO CCSS.
Matt Miller April 23, 2014 at 04:53 pm
So educational professionals and people that hire these students out of college or high schoolRead More shouldn't have a seat at the table? Who should make curriculum decisions? The local school board member that doesn't know anything about a high quality education? The state government that might think creationism and abstinence only education is still what our children should be learning? I'd rather have the Common Core which brought together education professionals from all of the states to make sure my kids have a leg up when they graduate High School. They also brought in companies that have decades of education or hiring experience. What's wrong with having people that know what they are talking about, setting our policy? I'd rather have professionals making these decisions and not some groups that create facebook pages and youtube videos demonizing Common Core because they don't want to listen to the facts.
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Paul April 22, 2014 at 09:10 pm
Netflix is hands down the best deal going, and it has been a bargain for YEARS. I guess theRead More nonsensical whiners who complain about a long-delayed, $2 a MONTH increase are worried it will cost them a (partial) SINGLE LATTE. Utterly ridiculous.
Gregg L. DesElms April 23, 2014 at 10:36 am
TO MICHAEL BRENNICK: Leftist, Democra... WHAT? You think Comcast is part of the so-calledRead More "liberal" media (which, by the way, doesn't even exist)? Are you freakin' KIDDIN' me? [shakes head in disbelief] Wow. The FOX NEWS CHANNEL should be held criminally liable for what it has done to your brain.
Gregg L. DesElms April 23, 2014 at 02:39 pm
FOR THOSE WHO LIKE AMAZON PRIME OVER NETFLIX: Here's an interesting article from today (23 Apr 2014)Read More about how Amazon Prime just got HBO to stream at least some of its older content, plus "HBO GO," to Amazon's new Fire TV box, thereby making NetFlix upset because NetFlix (nor any other streaming service, including HULU) has never been able to get any HBO content; and so Amazon has scored a real coup! On the Fierce Wireless website | http://bit.ly/1i9J0l7 | Interesting.
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Tom Hollman April 22, 2014 at 04:41 pm
THIS COUNTRY TOOK A $HIT WHEN THE SUPREME COURT TOOK AWAY THE KICK IN THE A$$ AT HOME AND AT SCHOOLRead More THEY PUT THE KIDS ON DRUGS. WHAT DO YOU EXPECT ?YEARS AGO THERE WERE NO ALPABETIZED SINDROMES THIS IS HOW HEAD SHRINKERS PUSH DRUGS FOR DRUG COMPANEYS
Kim Fox April 22, 2014 at 06:42 pm
I don't believe this kid is competent enough to make those decisions. Those kids need to beRead More prosecuted to the fullest and if the does judge does not agree he needs to step down.
Pat Mcloughlin April 23, 2014 at 01:27 pm
Sorry, Autistic boy, but there are a multitude of crimes here. These so called 'friends' abused youRead More terribly ~ called 'bullying', & that alone cannot be tolerated. Then, there is animal cruelty involved, another terrible crime, plus, harassment of all kinds, leudness, & who knows what else. These 'friends' need to be charged & made aware of the seriousness of their deeds, punished accordingly & helped through proper mental councelling.
Should plastic bags be a thing of the past?
lmf59 April 23, 2014 at 01:28 pm
Let's just outlaw everything made of plastic. And paper. And all metals. And cardboard. And glass.Read More And vinyl. And aluminum. And those little green bread clips...such a hazard, since they are both plastic and aluminum. Let's have the police come door to door to confiscate the bags we hide away in our homes and ticket everyone with bags in their possession. OR..........Let's recycle whatever we can. You know, like most of us do already anyway.
Igor April 23, 2014 at 01:38 pm
Speaking of recycling. We recycle our cans. The cans need to be clean before we drop them off at theRead More transfer station. I wondering how much fuel is being used to generate the hot water (plus the water) to wash them. Is it a even trade off? If anyone could figure this out I really am curious.
John McNicholas April 23, 2014 at 01:45 pm
Perhaps if we eliminated the toxic crooked politicians we might save the earth much faster.Read More Government should have no say in running our lives. Enough with this agenda
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april ann April 22, 2014 at 01:30 pm
I agree with B. Dub 100%! How was this kid able to scale a fence and just walk right over to theRead More plane? TSA: for all the harassing you do in the terminal...you ain't all that!! As far as the kid being a runaway..maybe he does face some serious abuse issues at home. He's damn lucky to be alive. But, I raised three boys, and a 16 year old boy can runaway for any collage of reasons. My kids never ran away but, I'm wondering if the fact that the plane was going to HAWAII has anything to do with it. It sounds a little compulsive to me. CPA need good follow up on this. Thank you lucky stars kid!
Lee Jacobsen April 22, 2014 at 06:42 pm
It wasn't a miracle that he survived, it was Easter Sunday, and good things always happen.Read More "always look on the bright side of life"......Life of Brian........overlooked miracle worker....... Not a problem to let other kids of similar intelligence do the same thing, it will improve the human gene pool immensely, and the human race will benefit overall as a result.
mimi April 23, 2014 at 02:09 pm
There are two separate issues here. The first and certainly the most obvious is security failure.Read More The second is to determine what is in the best interest of the teen, as well as the public.. He needs a psych eval, at the very least. Then again, so does most of the public.
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The Voice of Reason April 23, 2014 at 11:39 am
Convict: There ARE pictures.
Rich Altman April 23, 2014 at 03:59 pm
She got busted (so to speak) by the Disneyland cleavage cops? Someone needs to tell these clownsRead More what to do with their to Mickey Mouse rules.
Ken Sucharski April 23, 2014 at 04:57 pm
OK, you got your 15 minutes of fame - now shut up.
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bg robbins April 22, 2014 at 11:39 am
I don't think were doing starving people any favors by sending them hot dogs that might make themRead More sick.
BiteMeFanBoy1 April 22, 2014 at 03:28 pm
Just another argument for KOSHER hot dogs..... All of the great taste and NONE OF THE CRAP !
Bill Harvey April 22, 2014 at 05:04 pm
Poland has already outlawed kosher killing as inhumane--it involves voiding the arteries of theRead More animal's tainted blood while it is still alive....The US will soon follow despite its Jewish lobby.
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monkey lewis April 22, 2014 at 02:30 am
Father to many married to none and in case Ya all wondered Im really well hung
B. Dub April 22, 2014 at 11:34 am
Agranon - I'm a moron because I am tired of everybody and his mother trying to put themselves inRead More every story? Then so be it - I'm a moron. To be honest, I am also really tired of all the people that were compelled to run the Boston Marathon because "I had to finish for all those who couldn't." Get over yourself. It was a tragedy. Those responsible should be ripped apart by dogs. I sincerely hope the families of those affected can move on somehow. But how does Mary Jane Smith running the marathon help ANYBODY but herself? She's not doing it for "those who can't". She's doing it to maybe get on TV and she's probably feeling a little sanctimonious because she ran 26.2 miles and you didn't. It's like, "what did YOU do to help these people?" Same as you - nothing.
Geoffrey Koppel April 22, 2014 at 04:52 pm
If this is a think tank, someone should change the filter.
Joel April 22, 2014 at 01:17 pm
@Wbyguy... Oh Really? A Swedish study found that the planet was warmer in ancient Roman times andRead More the Middle Ages than today, challenging the mainstream idea that man-made greenhouse gas emissions are the main drivers of global warming. http://www.co2science.org/articles/V16/N50/EDIT.php Where is your data from. Or is it true "because you say so"...
Joel April 22, 2014 at 01:26 pm
Here's more... FromRead More http://www.climate.gov/news-features/climate-qa/why-did-earth%E2%80%99s-surface-temperature-stop-rising-past-decade Why did Earth’s surface temperature stop rising in the past decade? The most likely explanation for the lack of significant warming at the Earth’s surface in the past decade or so is that natural climate cycles—a series of La Niña events and a negative phase of the lesser-known Pacific Decadal Oscillation—caused shifts in ocean circulation patterns that moved some excess heat into the deep ocean. Hmmmm... So much for your theory that the Earth has been warming for the last 140 years! You also say "It has had the most precipitous rate of warming in the past 40 years". No, sorry, not true again. You can't just make stuff up and expect that everyone will believe you.
Anthony Powers April 22, 2014 at 06:10 pm
@ Wbyguy. Is AL Gore you cousin. The global warming is a bunch of BULL. Now where did i put the keysRead More to my CAMARO!!!
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Kendall Svengalis April 22, 2014 at 11:46 am
The ICLEI site listed above is nothing more than ICLEI propaganda central. Among its goals:Read More combatting "climate change" based on the fraud of global warming. Beware whenever you read or hear the words "carbon footprint," or "climate protection." These are just U.N. sponsored buzzwords and efforts to intrude into matters of local control, property rights, and freedom. ironically, as globally-average temperatures have flatlined for the past 17 years, the U.N. has gotten more shrill in its predictions of "catastrophic global warming." Why? Because they're losing the debate and are afraid they won't have the rationale for global income redistribuition. At the heart of the global warming fraud is the notion that the mild (one-third of a degree Celsius) and brief (1978-1997) temperature rise we experienced was caused by carbon dioxide. This has never been more than a half-baked theory. In actuality, climate is controlled overwhelmingly by the sun and the earth's positionalrelationship to it playing out over geologic time, not short-term political cycles. Scientists are now coming to the realization that sun-induced cosmic rays and their effect on cloud cover may have a far greater impact on climatic variability. The primary reason CO2 was implicated, and supported by the environmental extremists, is that it can be used as an instrument of control. If it's the sun, we simply have to learn how to adapt. What's amazing is the amount of hyperbole that has been generated, and donations solicited by environmental groups on the basis of this fraudulent theory. We escaped a bullet a few years ago when the Senate refused to go along with Obama's "cap and trade" legislation, but not before CT's entire Congressional dlegation voted for the nonsense. Obama's own Treasury Dept. estimated the annual cost of "cap and trade" at $1,742 per family. Other studies projected the cost at $3,000, rising to $4,000 annually per family by 2032. And this all because of a one-third of a degree rise in globally averaged tempartures that had already stopped for 12 years by the time the House voted. Even now, Senators Murphy and Blumenthal are pushing the carbon dioxide fraud. Just further proof that liberalism is a mental disorder. Recently, Green guru and geophysicist James Lovelock, author of the Gaia hypothesis, and considered one of the pioneering scientists of the 20th century, officially turned his back on man-made global warming claims and the green movement’s focus on renewable energy. "Global warming" or "climate change"(the new term adopted because there has been no warming for 17 years) are the new religion, just as Lovelock says. Both the scientific community and the general public have awakened to the scam, the phenomenon of which speaks more to the human capacity for self-delusion than rational thought.
RUTH ANN DUNPHY April 22, 2014 at 01:23 pm
What does tree city mean?
Rob W April 22, 2014 at 02:06 pm
@Kendall - you're certainly entitled to your opinion, though the politicizing of science isRead More inherently dangerous. You make several statements that are misleading at best, and I suspect that politicization of the issue has clouded your rational thought as well. I don't expect you to agree with me - or thousands of scientists - because your mind is set on believing that the vast majority of the scientific community is of a liberal leaning, money grabbing bent. You know that "conservative" scientists also work on the issue and agree with the climate change/warming consensus? Anyway, for anyone still reading, take time to inform yourself and try to remove ALL politics from your understanding of science. National Geographic does a great job in its online coverage of the issue, including this: http://energyblog.nationalgeographic.com/2010/12/21/climate-change-myth/ (In partnership with Shell Oil, lest anyone claim it's a liberal anti-business agenda).
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grace April 21, 2014 at 07:53 pm
uh@ jj you know that how?
grace April 21, 2014 at 07:54 pm
lol had no idea they ,as in your dild*, were more than 50 bucks thx @ jj
Status Quo April 21, 2014 at 11:21 pm
'John B' April 21, 2014 at 05:14 PM... be a swimmer and do not sunk. Feed you body and mind toRead More survive.
Jessica Bailey, who promotes solar power at CEFIA, the state's "Green Bank" authority, was honored by President Barack Obama Thursday when he named her a "Champion of Change".
David Parsons April 22, 2014 at 05:43 pm
Nice try. Taxes were raised in 2011. No tax increase in the last year from 2012 to 2013 yet taxRead More revenue still went up.
Kevin April 22, 2014 at 05:47 pm
Name me one program you spendthrift lefties have eliminated?It never even occurs to you people.ItsRead More just not in your genes. You just don't mind wasting money.It doesn't bother you. Maybe you don't work,or pay any taxes,is that it?
Jon Gibson April 22, 2014 at 05:59 pm
See!!!