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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.
Robert Guttman April 23, 2014 at 01:04 pm
"GOD NO PLEASE!!!!. CAN'T SHE JUST GO AWAY? Disgusting, cloying, ineffectual, fat, ugly womanRead More who is responsible for the terrible atrocity in Benghazi." Really? I thought the Libyans were responsible for that.
Scott Peterson April 23, 2014 at 01:04 pm
again, and again.
Atom April 23, 2014 at 01:14 pm
Patch ..STOP, JUST STOP! Posting this political Hillary crap..I realize you're part of theRead More Huffington post, and it's your job to push the liberal media agenda....but I don't want to see this crap on my fb page..the woman is a carpet bragger who has ZERO accomplishments in her history..( less than the community organizer) she will be the most divisive POTUS ever..another third term of the Obama agenda is not what this country needs..so stop posting her ads...it makes me sick reading this.
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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!
eatingdogfood April 23, 2014 at 12:56 pm
Mr Falik, I think we all got the gist of the article. But problems with public education go wayRead More beyond dropping inbloom. That is a drop in the bucket.
CAPICU April 23, 2014 at 01:21 pm
I believe we all need to be concerned and also need to know in which bucket, that drop is droppingRead More into. You find that bucket with that drop and you will find the thief that's been stealing our drops.
Bob Zahm April 23, 2014 at 01:24 pm
@Ditty51 - Common Core remains for NY - and rightfully so. NY State has backed out of InBloom, butRead More remains - legally - committed to providing on-line access (portals) for parents and others to be able to see how their children are doing in school. The requirement that an "e file" for each child be created and maintained throughout their NYS education remains on the books. The only change that has happened is now NYS must find another way to support such a system. No real change here.
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Sterling April 22, 2014 at 08:05 pm
ban plastic bags and keep thanking and weaving BP in the fabric of your faux village, makes perfectRead More sense Hastings. No need for footwear Hastings, the Mt. Everest of talking the talk.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
Kim McCoy April 23, 2014 at 01:53 pm
Maria Young, I think you're on to something there. Since the activist judges are forcing one statesRead More marriage laws onto other states, I think it only fitting that the judgement of the Supreme Court should apply to every state. No state should be allowed to practice affirmative action now...NONE.
"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.
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.
Jennifer April 23, 2014 at 01:57 pm
Fred Austin, all you did was cut and paste from the Common Core website. It claims that teachers ,Read More parents, administrators..."provided input", but it does NOT say Who. At what point. Who paid them to give their opinion? What were their qualifications? At least I provided two names, Jim Milgrim and Sandra Slotsky, their function (the ONLY content specialists on the validation committee) , and the fact that they refused to sign off on the standards. I also provided a link to a documentary that IS anti- common core, but if you refuse to watch it at all for that reason, then you arent really open to hearing anything you dont want to hear. I linked it BECASUE Sandra Slotsky and Jim Milgrim are interviewed in it about exactly what they found objectionable. You won't find that out by reading the CC website.
CowDung April 23, 2014 at 01:59 pm
Jennifer: I provided a list the 'who's' from Wisconsin that participated. They aren't on theRead More national CC website because each state selected their own teams to provide input toward the development of the Common Core standards.
Jennifer April 23, 2014 at 02:04 pm
It also says "State education chiefs and Governors came together to develop the Common core. NoRead More governor actually sat down and wrote anything. What it should say is that "Two organizations, state education chiefs, plus the National Governors Association,, agreed to allow consultants paid for by Bill Gates and Achieve, among other corporate interests, to write standards for all American Children without input from child development experts or content specialists> They then agreed to allow this group of corporate interests to pay for experts to validate the standards they had created. Some prominent educators refused to do so, so they were expunged from the record. " That would be more accurate than the PR you cut and pasted from the CC website.
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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.
Should plastic bags be a thing of the past?
Carolina Lewiston April 23, 2014 at 10:40 am
Costco items are bulky and heavy. They cannot fit in plastic bags without ripping instantly. I doRead More not need to carry reusable bags with me. There are plenty of "recycle your plastic bags here" bins that can be used. Its another way for stores to make money by charging you for reusable bags and soon plastic bags. Ikea does the same thing and forces you to buy their blue bags.
CAPICU April 23, 2014 at 11:14 am
OMG I can't believe this; I just saw a plastic bag, float across my office window. It mocked me forRead More a few seconds, as it nonchalantly hovered in midair, taunting me with its bag like features. And just as it came, it quickly vanished from my view. It’s probably hovering its way.... to its next victim.
Frank Esposito April 23, 2014 at 11:48 am
CAPICU, was that bag mostly white with 2 loop holes for convenient carry- ability? If so, it justRead More blew by my window now. This could be the first signs of a zombie-like outbreak. I wish I had shared the rage and anger for plastic shopping bags like others here did. I feel any life lost during the coming attack of the plastics bags rest on my shoulders now. God forgive me. God forgive me!
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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.
Mineta San José International Airport. Wikimedia.
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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New York Patriot April 22, 2014 at 10:05 am
JM - That's right!! The uber-liberal LoHud would be correct. Right-sizing piggishly rich benefitRead More and pension programs mean give-ups by those receiving them. You don't have to be a math wiz to get the numbers on this. If you pay NOTHING toward your health benefits and now I ask you to pay 10%, you are giving up some income. Most Americans in the PRIVATE sector would do anything to work for a company that pays 90% of the cost of their healthcare benefit costs and gives them a piggishly rich pension. The pension needs to be terminated, as many companies have done, and converted to a 401(k) like all the rest of us have in the REAL world.
jeff meyer April 22, 2014 at 06:28 pm
NYP, Most Americans in the private sector would be better served if they were unionized. DecentRead More health care and a DBP pension are the results of a union job. That is why the JETBLUE pilots voted to unionize today according to the Wall Street Journal. In the REAL world workers should organize and negotiate in the collective bargaining process. There is strength in organizing. JM Tuckahoe, NY
sawyer1952@aol.com April 23, 2014 at 09:25 am
Perhaps everyone should reread this article without predjudice. The union workers know that payingRead More for health care is a given BUT look at the salary increases - 0%, 0%, 2% and 2% - this means that workers will be getting paid LESS in order to cover their health benefits. A salary drop of 6% at least. ALl the union wants is fair wage for fair work. A 4% increase over 4 years and a 10% reduction for benefits doesn't make sense.
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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.