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Steve Ungles April 23, 2014 at 01:03 pm
Bill.
chef giovanni April 23, 2014 at 01:51 pm
Played a "central role" in WHAT ?? @ weeks after fukashima's 3 towers melted down sheRead More signed an agreement with Japan to CONTINUE buying untested radioactive fish from Japan...she is an evil piece of DUNG (not to mention the Benghazi thing....she stepped down in disgrace from Sec of State !! Bot, talk about an uninformed public !
Kevin April 23, 2014 at 02:13 pm
This harridan should have been disbarred,and held for obstruction charges after the Vince FosterRead More affair. She had his office sealed.She broke the law.She did not have the authority to do that. She was a do nothing Senator,and an incompetent,criminally negligent Secretary of State.
Liu Wei April 23, 2014 at 02:16 pm
Patch - how about some real NEWS, instead of these pseudo polls / questions, which I assume are onlyRead More intended to get the dumb-dumbs all fired up, and boost Patch user hits.
Kevin April 23, 2014 at 02:17 pm
The Peter Principal in action.(and I'm not talking about her dirtbag husband).
Gustave April 23, 2014 at 02:29 pm
At this point " what difference does it make". Obama has made a mess (with her help) andRead More I do not see anyone willing or able to turn it around. She has no experience, no accomplishments and has been in the middle of so many scandals and Un-American policy issues.
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Brett April 23, 2014 at 12:58 pm
Let's take these war gaming idiots and enlist them in the Marine Corp. I'll bet a real tour of dutyRead More would straighten them out. No doubt they could use the exercise too.
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!
Amanda K Hill April 23, 2014 at 09:28 am
If its not related, its just an odd coincidence. One of the girls involved in that domestic disputeRead More had said that the baby was crying all day on Easter. I found that strange...
Richard Stebar April 23, 2014 at 09:48 am
Exactly Amanda, the night before they were arrested and it Involved a cell Phone from what I read,Read More not hurting a baby and right away Nini is talking these 2 ladies did something to the baby. If in fact it was foul Play, they will be Prosecuted, it could end up being just medical. If the baby was crying all day, maybe the Parents should have had the baby checked out though.
Amanda K Hill April 23, 2014 at 10:01 am
I hope no one hurt that poor baby. However, what is raising my suspicion is that DCF took custody ofRead More the family's other children after this incident. Not sure if that was due to something revealed in the police investigation or if its protocol to remove children from the home when the cause of another child's death is unknown. Crying all day could have been caused by an unknown medical issue, but it also made me speculate other things in my mind....I won't speculate here because I don't feel its appropriate. Time will tell.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
"The Black Panther of Poetry" April 23, 2014 at 01:58 pm
Fair is Fair!!! Now if we can only get Affirmative Action totally out of such sports as BasketballRead More and Football and the Music industry, to name a few, which African-Americans are by far the most innovative and talented and who very essence has kept it alive so that others could thrive and benefit from. The minorities in these financially lucrative areas of our society is truly and obviously inferior but yet is given a shoe in because there race promotes, finance and overly spectates in these Professions by default in a sense because they have the "wherewithall" to do so because of centuries of discrimination and also present discrimination and Social Stratification.
Jeanne April 23, 2014 at 02:09 pm
Wouldn't the fairest admission to University be judged completely by scholastic ability ? ThatRead More would mean not accepting students because of sex, color, class, ethnicity, or prior connection to the school. The college population might become a little "lopsided," but wouldn't the result be more intelligent young people to go on to graduate school ? America, and the general public would benefit because in our midst would be the best scientists, doctors, instructors, etc. for us to call upon ? Our country would become stronger still, which seems to become more urgent with every passing day.
Kevin April 23, 2014 at 02:24 pm
Black Panther,the music industry? Really? You consider a bunch of misogynist,foul mouth rappersRead More "innovative and talented"? Where do you live?
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.
CowDung April 23, 2014 at 02:21 pm
"..., to write standards for all American Children without input from child development expertsRead More or content specialists>" :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Jennifer: Apparently you ignore my links showing that educators from Wisconsin did indeed provide input to the development on the CC Standards.
CowDung April 23, 2014 at 02:22 pm
Don't know why you have such a problem with the Gates Foundation--they have given billions ofRead More dollars to various education initiatives over the past couple of decades.
CowDung April 23, 2014 at 02:29 pm
"Do you accept that the CCSS are copyright by a corporation and no, absolutely no state orRead More district can deviate from them?" :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: States aren't even required to adopt the CC standards--how can you say that they cannot deviate from them?
Amanda K Hill April 22, 2014 at 02:57 pm
Didn't see it at first glance, thanks. In one case alone, burglary 3, larceny 3 and 4, AND violationRead More of probation in 2008 and he STILL avoided jail.....gotta love the system...
chuck April 22, 2014 at 08:25 pm
Nine million chances and this devil is found staggering around Pleasant Street at 3am pilferingRead More quarters from peoples ash trays??? Please....can't we just kill these career losers? Line them up and pump lead into them. Enough already!! He'll meander through the system for a few months (stealing the whole time) and eventually get probation again. What a circus. Terminate these hopeless asses and bury them six feet under.
Chris Knipstein April 23, 2014 at 10:02 am
I just happened to look outside and saw him walking away from our driveway. Once I saw him open theRead More neighbors car, I phone him in. He then proceeded to try to open every vehicle all the way up the hill. They got him on his return down the hill in front of my house. He took lifesavers and a iPod cable from us. He did have a large folding knife on his possession as well.
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pat April 22, 2014 at 01:29 pm
Paging Chuck
justin s April 22, 2014 at 06:17 pm
I knew him, we went to school together.
chuck April 22, 2014 at 08:08 pm
Don't waste any time with this "fluffy." Permanently strap him to a board so that he can'tRead More move and turn him over to the victim's family. Justice will be served. When they're done with the jackass put him out for curbside collection. End of story. Badda-bing...badda-boom.
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Michael Brennick April 22, 2014 at 06:46 pm
Where are the stories about the rates charged by the Cable cartels-???---Especially Leftist,Read More Democratic Comcast, the premier robber barons, who fill the campaign tills of the Dumocrats.
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.
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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 Convict April 23, 2014 at 10:58 am
This Thread Is Worthless Without Pictures.
lablover April 23, 2014 at 11:03 am
This Dee idiot needs to get a life. The psycho babble is getting old. What a loser !
The Voice of Reason April 23, 2014 at 11:39 am
Convict: There ARE pictures.
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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).