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jo April 23, 2014 at 10:26 am
news reported the cost was at 100,000 and they can trace the caller.. he should be prosecuted andRead More pay the 100.000 it cost
bill of rights April 23, 2014 at 10:36 am
that is hilarious! video gamers! wait till the jack booted thugs kick in the door and kill a kid. iRead More wonder if these types of police are needed in this day and age. the real danger is the police, the video gamers are lost in the digital age and enjoy a good prank. most of you people are afraid to live, these cops are locked and loaded and looking for a shoot out. police procedure needs to be re-examined. bearing false witness......
Sam April 23, 2014 at 11:10 am
Both the jackass players should be fined. these are the same kids that shoot up the schools whenRead More they're bored with fantasy. The beach is right down the block and your lazy fat ass kid sits on the couch all day gaming. pathetic.
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Country1st April 23, 2014 at 08:53 am
A little sensitive about your gas hog Ed? -- or is it that you're one of those guys texting in theRead More passing lane and some Prius owner schooled you on it? It's a great law -- and it should be a law -- and officers can tell if someone's been texting by looking at their phone because that's what happens when there's an accident. Also -- there should be more signs saying "Texting? Then Ticket!" and bump up the fine to say $1000 -- and getting rid of hand-held phones is a great idea.
ROBERT J? HADLEY April 23, 2014 at 09:48 am
Agree Country 1st , put some teeth into fine and maybe texting would slow down. Why did that bozoRead More say Prius with Obama bumbler sticker? Maybe he was texting Rusbo.
Bob Hoozenblat April 23, 2014 at 10:18 am
Let's worry less about what drivers are doing and more about paving the way (no pun intended) forRead More driverless cars. We live in an age where self-centered, perpetually distracted people have no business commanding a two-ton block of moving steel. Let them watch a movie while Google drives them to wherever they intend to take their next "selfie."
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
Porter gladstone April 23, 2014 at 10:47 am
mob mentality. people on this thread dont even understand the ruling. tt, the comparison toRead More sports is absurd. baseball 8% black. hockey? swimming? etc. i dont hear complaints by minority leaders complaing about every facet of life. there is a belief that low test scores , a dearth of black ceo's , etc must be explained by some measure of systemic discrimination. women do it. minorities. heck go to any youth sports program and youll find parents complaing about playing time and favoritism. people complain. sometimes theyre right.
Old Pizza April 23, 2014 at 10:54 am
College admission should be based on scholastic achievement, period.
Observor April 23, 2014 at 11:03 am
One of the primary reasons blacks lag in admission to elite colleges without affirmative action isRead More that a disproportionate number of them come out of horror show urban school systems where they are trapped by an unholy alliance of the teacher unions and the Democrat party. The DTC keeps the unions working regardless of incompetence and in return the unions bankroll the DTC with their members' dues money. Affirmative action is just a way to paper over that "inconvenient truth."
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.
Doubleclick April 23, 2014 at 10:59 am
Great points, Jeanne! If we want to innovate we need critical thinkers who are flexible in theirRead More approach to problems. "Oh this didn't work because X but Y might. Oh here comes Z which I hadn't even considered but maybe the answer is in there."
Jennifer April 23, 2014 at 11:08 am
OK, so it doesnt bother you at all that the textbook publishers will now be able to put out only aRead More few curricula, all aligned to the same standards, which they determined themselves, which will reduce their costs tremendously. And you trust that what they put in will be OK. And have YOU actually read the standards, or only a few snippets, which YOU are relying on for your opinion? I havent read them all. I have read comparisons of some of the old standards, side-by-side with the new standards, and it seems that whoever wrote the standards did not have the gift for brevity and clarity that one would hope for. Also, the gag order on teachers and administrators really makes it difficult to determine what educators really think, wouldn't you say? I have read many articles from CC supporters that talk about an expanded school day so that teachers have time for the in-services they need to learn the "new techniques required" to teach the common core. So it doesnt sound to me like even supporters of the CC think this is just regular teaching, at a different level. But unfortunately, we can only find out what the "new techniques" are by interrogating our children after the fact, since teachers - who don't like the CC in general - cant tell us why. My vice-principal sis-in-law refers to "Children of the Core" and it is just as creepy as it sounds. And as you keep going back to local-control of curricula - the states have individually signed contracts with Pearson Publishing, which include gag orders on teachers and administrators. That "control" was never given to the local level - schools are bound by it whether they like it or not. That is at least the case with the contract in NYS, although I can't believe the other State's contracts vary much from this EXTREME protection of a private company. How can there be local control, if parents are not allowed to hear from the teachers and administrators of their local schools? You may think I am mindlessly parroting, but I wonder why you are so mindlessly defending. At least all the other people involved seem to have gotten paid by Bill and Melinda Gates. Oh, and that chirping noise from the teachers opposed to CC? Maybe that's the sound of people decid ing to keep their jobs.
Jennifer April 23, 2014 at 11:13 am
I could give you the requirements for an International Baccalaureate, which is offered at BiotechRead More and a few select HS's in NJ, but it is not really on point, and your fingers can google just as easily as mine. The IB is only for the highest level students. It would not be appropriate to make it the default for all students.
ROBERT J? HADLEY April 23, 2014 at 09:53 am
Please no more prisons/jails. Use lashing for punishment. Five lashes brings pain as bad as cancer.Read More Remember the boys /men Clinton had to interview on behalf of in Indonesia , they were to receive three and it was called cruel punishment.
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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.
Kenny Poe April 22, 2014 at 07:23 am
37 bucks to get puked on and hear unfiltered foul language? Heck, I can visit my local collegeRead More campus and get that for free!
Mary Stewart April 22, 2014 at 07:36 am
Comcast mafia blocks every Phillies game on Direct tv and I pay extra for the MLB package. Take aRead More trip to Camden Yards. It's a beautiful stadium with charming people, Hon! Stay at the Hilton overlooking Camden Yards. We're O's and Ravens fans since Comcast blocks all local sports if you don't choose them.
rich April 22, 2014 at 09:11 am
broke bastards !
Electric-vehicle charging stations are installed and ready for customers to use at two Turnpike service plazas. (Photo courtesy of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission)
CHuck April 22, 2014 at 09:15 am
If it was worth doing private business would be installing them, when government installs thingsRead More like this it is a feel good thing that a select few will use and will cost the taxpayers more then the end user. The turnpike is already operating in the RED and once again they waste more money they do not have. If private business operates this way they quickly go belly up, time to tell the goverment to go belly up, they are already too far in the RED and I'm sick of hearing them waste more of my money!!!
CHuck April 22, 2014 at 09:16 am
PS: Fix some freaking pot holes next time!!! That would be a feel good story.
Anti-statist April 22, 2014 at 09:19 am
We ought put them at the airport so that, environmentally conscious people can minimize their carbonRead More foot print right up to the point where they jet off to a far off place. Halfway around the world to where they'll attend the next global warming conference.
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nonoise April 22, 2014 at 03:10 pm
They want government to raise our children, not parents.
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.
Mineta San José International Airport. Wikimedia.
B. Dub April 22, 2014 at 12:13 pm
Dorie, stowing away on a plane is a crime. And no, the boy himself did not pose a threat. But theRead More fact that he (anyone) can get that close to a plane poses a threat. I have to take off my flippin' shoes and get patted down, but apparently you can just walk up and plant a bomb in the wheel well.
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.
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PConVos April 22, 2014 at 01:58 pm
You know, the ones who are probably the most torn up about this are the soccer and lacrosse moms whoRead More need their 3 PM toke so that the rest of the day with their kids is bearable.
Frank April 22, 2014 at 02:58 pm
Alex You need to smoke instead of guzzling all that scotch. You are not thinking clearly if youRead More relate this to Obama I wonder why don't we take tea party guys like you and Sarah Palin more serious?
fran ginsy April 23, 2014 at 10:19 am
Privileged yes, but no different than the inner city corner dealer- just plain greedy. They shouldRead More all be sent away for a long time.
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Archie Bunker April 23, 2014 at 10:09 am
Dee, die in a fire.
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 !
Miss America Nina Davuluri (Photo from Facebook)
Zionsville Resident April 21, 2014 at 09:51 pm
I'm reading in the Emmaus edition...Patch is no longer local since AOL sold it. I think there's onlyRead More one editor left in this area out of (at one time) double digits.
John Child April 22, 2014 at 08:18 am
this poor kid is toast ... not even Miss America can save him. How much you want to bet the DistrictRead More throws the book at him HARD? How dare he not do what he was told. Big lesson here for us all: shhhh ... be still.
Ralph Meyer April 22, 2014 at 08:33 am
York's requirements for school officials must include IQs, common sense, and decency, onlyRead More acceptable if below idiot level. So the kid asked Miss America. Big friggin' deal. So what? Punish him for that? What a bunch of pharisaic jerks apparently run York's school system.
Miss America Nina Davuluri (Patch file photo)
Kristin Pesnell April 22, 2014 at 02:57 pm
I don't think the act of what the kid did was a big deal at all. After all, kids will be kids, andRead More this seems like typical teen behavior these days. The issue is not whether or not it was harmless, but that the kid was told not to do it by the school, and did it anyway. It's interesting that we have reached a point in culture where everyone wants their autonomy with a disregard for authority, which is sentiment of so many of the comments. The kid was fully aware that his actions would get him in trouble, and chose to do it anyway. Therefore consequences were necessary, not for the action, but for the, "so what" attitude. High School is a world all its own of non-realities. Reality check - in a couple years when you hold a job, the same disregard gets you fired. We have reached a place where high school behavior reaches all the way into the mid-twenties, and we have produced a culture of entitled, juvenile "kidults," as I like to call them.
Kevin April 23, 2014 at 09:51 am
Miss Davuluri was giving a serious presentation about STEM and the school administrators wereRead More attempting to keep the Q&A session on topic in order for the students to get the most from the session. He was warned to not pose the question and did it anyways. the suspension is a good lesson for him to learn before he reaches adulthood. He could have chosen to ask her after the Q&A session completed instead.
harryfinster April 23, 2014 at 11:01 am
of course the schools have such great abilities to educate and every word they say true,so thereRead More should never be any questioning of their authority
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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.
Rick April 22, 2014 at 04:41 pm
If I was flaming out from several thousand feet I would only say one word and it wouldn't beRead More "INCOMING".
Rick April 22, 2014 at 04:42 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qW6oPp0LtMI
seen enough April 22, 2014 at 06:50 pm
Can't be any more dangerous that driving on Rt 530 at 8:am. Drivers going 75 mph plus on their wayRead More to Parkway North. many of these drivers are in their eighties and nineties
Hugh April 22, 2014 at 11:47 pm
Baptists were bitching about taxes and going to jail or moving west to escape them. EstablishmentRead More refers to the Church of England- the established church. The king had the right to appoint Bishops for the same and tax everyone of any conviction to pay for them. That was a major cause of the conflict. You continue your strawman argument, and you continue to ignore the fact that I'm not arguing faith while you are arguing history as a prop for your anti-faith dogma. Portundity. What on earth. Getting a bit red are we? Mutual subjugation- like mutual destruction- done one to the other. You garbled your syntax as your explanation makes clear. As a white male, I am bone weary of the whining of those, who unlike my ancestors, allowed themselves to be subjugated. That's why "proud as an Indian" used to be a common phrase in that era. The Indians refused to be enslaved. The whining is especially tedious when it comes from a white man. Are you one of those mewling pukes? SO sensitive, so caring, so guilty, so phoney.
Hugh April 22, 2014 at 11:48 pm
And almost all the states had established churches. How doe that jibe with Hooker's argument?
Hookerman April 23, 2014 at 08:25 am
Hugh, you continue to be very amusing! I quote actual historical text, while you interject you ownRead More twisted interpretation, and then accuse me of trying to support my own dogma (which I haven’t even mentioned). Fact: The letter from the Danbury Baptists to Jefferson said nothing about taxes, going to jail, or moving west. Fact: The first amendment says nothing about the Church of England or an established church. It says; “establishment of religion”… noting more, nothing less. Fact: Jefferson interpreted this clause as creating a wall a separation between church and state (which courts have mostly supported throughout history) . Fact: The U.S. Constitution (the blueprint for our system of laws) makes no mention of a superior being, nor any specific religious belief, and does not recognize any power greater than “We the People”. These are facts, not interpretations as you are posting. As to your last statements; of course states had churches, that why people came to this country, for religious freedom. They were not government sponsored churches. They were not churches that mandated any type of law. They were churches that people attended entirely voluntarily, as they do today. What’s the point???
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Gary April 21, 2014 at 01:41 pm
I can do without it.
William Keyser April 21, 2014 at 03:09 pm
Let it go.
Lorbee April 21, 2014 at 07:05 pm
I detest everything about styrofoam. I cringe when I see people using styrofoam cups, packingRead More peanuts and really detest restaurants handing you one of those for your leftovers. Anything that you cannot heat up the food in because it is so toxic should not be in contact with food in the first place. BAN IT. It's awful.