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The KKK flyer distributed around Fairview Township. Credit facebook
Mikey Youknowho April 24, 2014 at 12:46 pm
Bill in all his wisdom typed out this comparison:Yet the Black Panthers setup shop during electionsRead More to intimidate white voters and nobody so much as blinks an eye. Philadelphia, "The city of brotherly love", as long as you vote for the brother. ===================================== Right, two idiots pranced in front of cameras of the press in a district that the election before had seventeen voters for John McCain. Wow, you just may be the “intelligence” the KKK is looking for. You live near York?
Bill April 24, 2014 at 12:56 pm
Two idiots ? I'm sure you'd go down to west philly and have the balls to walk past them and callRead More them idiots. And about 2 seconds later they'd knock your teeth out with the night sticks they were carrying.
Sean April 24, 2014 at 01:09 pm
People get angry at this but it's OK for 100 illegals to gather at storefronts on Horseblock Road.
You are beautiful. (Pass it along.) Photo Credit: SweetOnVeg, via flickr creative commons
Thomas Alegi April 24, 2014 at 09:27 am
When was the last news article concerning Hamden's L/C meetings published in the Patch? Anyone,Read More anyone!
Jaimie Cura (Editor) April 24, 2014 at 11:24 am
Thanks for spreading a little bit of love, Michelle! I just came back from a funeral and was lookingRead More forward to seeing some kindness in the comments of this article, so thank you for posting the heart!
Amanda K Hill April 24, 2014 at 12:34 pm
Love the concept of Pay It Forward Day, however, it should be incorporated into every day life, notRead More limited to one day.....
Carisa, the 14-and-a-half pound baby born to Burlington mother Caroline Ruscak. Credit: Massachusetts General Hospital
Sunny in SD April 23, 2014 at 11:49 pm
Starting the diabetes early........
Socrates Cee April 24, 2014 at 12:24 am
Now that is something. Imagine how big this baby will be in a couple of years. He probably won'tRead More even fit through a regular door!
Alison McArty April 24, 2014 at 11:35 am
Sunny do you have any scientific information whatsoever to back up your asinine comment?
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Grumpy Old Man April 24, 2014 at 12:44 pm
Some of you posters should read the post of Jack Hess and learn something. You do not just keepRead More shooting to ensure someone is dead - this ain't a combat zone. Some of these comments just feed the anti gun anti second amendment crowd with grist for the mill. I'm not defending these two teens - but the actions of this guy from the reported facts went way beyond anything that can be justified. This isn't comparable to Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin (and the nonsense I've read in some of these posts about Zimmerman stalking him are just that nonsense) and this guy deserves to spend time in the state penitentiary.
Lyle Lanley April 24, 2014 at 12:45 pm
I can guarantee that he became erect and ejaculated when he killed the young lady. This wasRead More something he was enjoying! And to all the posters who comment that it was justified, you are the same as this sick old man.
mystuy April 24, 2014 at 12:54 pm
Oh, so a guy who leaves the safety of his home to hunt down, effectively, another teenager withRead More marketing in the press that is not necessarily "homecoming king" adjacent deserves to be shot. Wow. At least, I do mean at the very least, this man was defending himself in his home. These teens came to him, in his home. Zimmerman had to walk a while toward the "danger" and in so doing instigated a situation that turned deadly.
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Angie Stock April 24, 2014 at 09:56 am
This is unacceptable. For the last few budget cycles all I saw was BoE always asking for huge budgetRead More increases when we already have a bigger BoE budget than towns like Darien and Wilton. And yet they outranked New Canaan. It's time parents and school administrators WAKE UP and realize that it's not how much money you throw at education! It's how well you utilize the money allocated! Once you're up at the level of spending that NC is at, you can no longer blame failures on the budget! It's then really about the skill of administrators!!! But of course the superintendent is retiring in less than 2 months, so it's going to be "the next person's problem". :-/
Angie Stock April 24, 2014 at 09:59 am
How did Weston, Wilton, Darien and Ridgefield ALL get that far ahead of NC? Just about 3 years agoRead More or so, NC was ahead of most of them!
Drama Mama April 24, 2014 at 10:19 am
We can't just keep raising the budget without getting results. And of course with 2 principalsRead More leaving and the Superintendent retiring it is time to voice our concerns to the BOE, and insist they turn our district around. It is one thing to voice concern on the Patch another to actually write to the BOE and insist on either a lower budget or to step up their game!
This Oenoke Ridge estate is on the market for $10.5 million. Zillow.com.
rough1 April 23, 2014 at 08:17 pm
the headline or come on said mansion galore..so, expecting some listings.. you click on it and get aRead More bunch of crap about zillow and patch...what bs..I thought patch was about 'gone; no?
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B. Dub April 24, 2014 at 09:57 am
Michael - the "progeny" vs. "prodigy" was an example that I was using for theRead More whole board here (or any other board). No, your post was fine and obviously I didn't misunderstand you. I was aiming that more at a lot of folks whom I truly can't understand. You just happened to be lucky enough to misuse a word and then accuse people of not comprehending what they're reading. As far as labelling me/us as woman-haters, again that was aimed at a few other people. And actually, if I am a troll, I just troll for the opportunity to rip on people for using sweeping generalities.
Jim baker April 24, 2014 at 10:25 am
Madam Secretary how'd that Arab Spring work out for you in Egypt? How'd that reset with Russia andRead More Putin work out for you and your boss? And most notable how'd that screw up in Benghazi where 4 Americans died as a result of your inept attention to detail occurred? Well I Guess you could be admired for flying around the World for 4 years and accomplishing... well .. nothing all but frequent Flier Miles all the while bring back that '70s style with the Pantsuit. Not to worry after all "What at this point difference does it make? Will the students query her on any of this? Probably not because she will be in her liberal comfort zone a BC and UCONN.
JJ Mclure April 24, 2014 at 10:30 am
she's a hag and a scammer
Concerned Parent April 24, 2014 at 09:18 am
@lmf59. Don't forget WhiteWater..
lmf59 April 24, 2014 at 09:32 am
Haven't forgot WhiteWater, CP. I just take special offense at how poorly the heros of our militaryRead More are treated by those that currently hold high office. My flesh begins to crawl every time I think of what Hillary and Obama have done to the families of the 2 navy seals that gave their lives for THEIR colossal screw up. I believe there is a special place in hell for those two.
Jim Eastwood April 24, 2014 at 12:00 pm
I HOPE NOT !!!!!!!!!!
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nascarblue April 24, 2014 at 07:24 am
this "to me" is not funny, the swat teams are used for serious issues, hostage taking,Read More etc. to have a swat team called to a home behind a video game is stupid, these swat members are trained to save lives, etc. to be called to a home behind a video game is not funny, what happens if a REAL call comes in and swat is needed there, I hope they catch the idiot that called swat and he gets what he/she deserves
John Strother April 24, 2014 at 08:38 am
with caller ID they should be able to point to the caller. Sorry but an out of state telephoneRead More number should be a tip off.
Eddie April 24, 2014 at 08:52 am
The caller used Skype, via the Internet, and will probably never be found if he took certainRead More precautions unless he's running his mouth about this prank.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
J. W. MacMahon April 24, 2014 at 11:44 am
You cannot offer education to any person who has not had the foundation of paternal guidanceRead More beginning at birth. The maturation of the human entity revolves around initial care as an infant which means communication both oral and by tactile sensation. NURSING an infant is one of the MOST importatnt things that may be offered as a beginning point. Any amount of the process is good, but continuing for the better part of a year is best. TALKING to the infant is also paramount in awakening the receptiveness of the brain as the eyes develop and begin to truly see. Show and demonstrate any and all things. And continue through the pre-teen years. When ANY child is prepared in these ways he or she will be READY to begin secondary schooling and on into the college level and become a resposible, productive AMERICAN. Do as I did. Finish high school. Go to college & get a degree (I paid for myself). Be RESPONSIBLE for yourself. AND Be a GOOD PARENT.. PEPARE your child. THAT is YOUR JOB!!! And THANKS to my parents!!! RxJiMac/Atlanta
Porter gladstone April 24, 2014 at 11:53 am
So Barack Obama was raised by his grandparents--mother left him to pursue her own stuff. It's aRead More great formula, but as they say you can't pick your parents.
J. W. MacMahon April 24, 2014 at 12:06 pm
Looks like the grandparents did a pretty good job...And a parent may NOT be the persons thatRead More conceived you...
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 24, 2014 at 12:15 pm
And it is not true that the standards do not specify methods. Read Gary's post above. He says itRead More better.
CowDung April 24, 2014 at 12:20 pm
Gary's post is full of falsehoods.
CowDung April 24, 2014 at 12:22 pm
"Agreements or addenda" are not part of the Common Core. Again, if states are doing theirRead More own thing by adding stuff or agreeing to do something different, it isn't Common Core.
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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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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.
nonoise April 23, 2014 at 05:49 pm
It is probly the parents that want to drop the charges, not the boy. They shouldn't. I don'tRead More know why they would want to drop the charges.
Peggy Prater Mcmillan April 24, 2014 at 11:01 am
Those boys need to be punished, if they are doing things like that, no telling what they will beRead More like when they are older.
Should plastic bags be a thing of the past?
Judy Westwood April 24, 2014 at 12:01 pm
It was a simple question that has nothing to do with the Ukraine or anything else...."shouldRead More your town ban plastic bags'.....this has gone off the tracks.
Thomas Paine April 24, 2014 at 12:09 pm
Judy, over 200 comments on this topic and untold number of people-hours wasted on a feel-goodRead More debate. My mentioning the real trials and tribulations of others was to highlight that his is a ridiculous discussion. No, do NOT ban plastic bags if the reason to do so is some misguided sense of "landfill relief" or "carbon savings" that will be derived from it. As was pointed out early in this thread, the President and the head of the EPA put out more carbon shuttling between Earth Day "celebrations" than would be saved in a year by banning plastic bags. This is all about a sense of proportion before we even discuss the public health risks posed by ignorant use of disposable bags.
Judy Westwood April 24, 2014 at 12:21 pm
yes the train left the track. It was a simple question whose answer to, you and I will have to agreeRead More to disagree. As far as comparing one problem to another, that is like telling someone "you shouldn't smoke, it's not healthy" and getting a response of "but you drink". We need to consider each problem rather than ignore it because there are bigger problems. Everything matters, everything counts. I am done with this now. Back to work.
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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MomB April 24, 2014 at 12:29 pm
Why would you go to Disneyland with your boobs hanging out in the first place? Have some selfRead More respect and dress appropriately. I see women walking around with shirts just barely covering their nipples, it's disgusting.
John Scotto April 24, 2014 at 12:46 pm
Whip em out!!
Terry April 24, 2014 at 12:58 pm
Vote yes for public breast feeding too!
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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.
Sara Schmidt April 24, 2014 at 12:59 pm
That hot dog looks yummmmmy!!!
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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.