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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.
Gabe Gonsalves April 23, 2014 at 09:07 am
awesome.....you go guy!
Lyn Dimon April 23, 2014 at 09:59 am
The dog is an important 'employee' of the police dept. and should automatically be GIVEN a vest likeRead More any other officer. Donations should not be required for life saving equipment. After all, how much did the County invest in training this dog? It can't provide a vest? SHAMEFUL Suffolk County.
Photo from Long Beach Patch Post
nitagregory April 23, 2014 at 12:29 pm
Wheew... just when i thought.I had major issues
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?
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.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
Kent Frederick April 23, 2014 at 11:44 am
Let me say something as a graduate of the University of Michigan, who had the tougher road toRead More admission as a non-resident. The problem with affirmative action is how to quantify it. Michigan can have its pick of students from the elite private and public schools in and around Detroit, Chicago, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. Schools in Detroit certainly don't offer the educational opportunities that a school like Detroit Country day, or public high schools elite suburbs like Winnetka, Illinois or Bethesda, Maryland do. But, is a kid from a very rural area in the U.P. any more prepared for U of M than a kid from Detroit? By the same token, a kid from a farm outside of Muskegon represents the same kind of diversity to a kid from Westchester County, New York as someone from Detroit.
Kent Frederick April 23, 2014 at 11:59 am
Observor, It may have been Walt Williams who said that the problem with affirmative action is thatRead More it can set up a kid to fail. Schools that serve large groups of minorities often do not prepare a kid for an elite school, whehter it's a private school like Harvard or Duke, or an elite public school like Michigan or Cal-Berkeley. He suggested that a student, regardless of race or color, should always select a school that is suited to his qualifications. Someone from an inner-city school in California would be better off going to a university in the California State University system, rather than a school in the University of California system. The idea is that he can succeed in college and move on to a successful career. If a person ill-prepared for Berkeley or UCLA attends either of those schools, he has a greater likelihood of flunking out and giving up on higher education. My father attended a 1-room school house until the 6th grade. He then attended a rural junior high and high school. He wound up going to a land-grant university 11 years after graduating from high school, courtesy of the GI Bill. Because of his going to a school that, while good in the field of agriculture, was an average university overall, he was able to move into management eventually transferred to Chicago. So, I attended a very good suburban high school that prepared me for the University of Michigan. If he had gone to a school for which he wasn't prepared, he could very well have dropped out, which would have meant no management opportunity or transfer to Chicago. I know a lot of very successful people who went to small, liberal arts colleges or public universities that aren't of the same caliber as Michigan, UCLA, or the University of Illinois. Yes, going to a school like Michigan, Harvard, Duke, Northwestern, or Stanford can lead to great opportunities. But, going to a non-elite college or university doesn't close the doors on those opportunities.
"The Black Panther of Poetry" April 23, 2014 at 01:02 pm
Fair is Fair!!! Now if we can only get Affirmative Action totally out of such sports as BasketballRead More and Football and the others, where the minority there is truly and obviously inferior but yet is given a shoe in because his race promotes, finance and overly spectates in these Professions.
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 01:11 pm
Dr. Jim Milgrim of Stanfdord and Dr. Sandra Slotsky were the only mathematics and English languageRead More arts content specialists on the 30 person Common Core validation committee. Neither one agreed to validate the standards. A total of 5 out of 30 in the validation committee refused to sign off on them, despite "enourmous political pressure" ( Jim Milgrim) but there is no acknowledgement of that fact. There is no, as professor Milgram puts it, "Minority report" to explain objections to the standards, they were simply left off the list of validators. That is why the CC website is useless as a source.
Fred Austin April 23, 2014 at 01:11 pm
Jennifer Common Core is a state‐led effort that is not part of No Child Left Behind or any otherRead More federal initiative. The federal government played no role in the development of the Common Core. State adoption of the standards is in no way mandatory. States began the work to create clear, consistent standards before the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which provided funding for the Race to the Top grant program. It also began before the Elementary and Secondary Education Act blueprint was released, because this work is being driven by the needs of the states, not the federal government. Learn more about the development process here.
Fred Austin April 23, 2014 at 01:11 pm
How much will it cost states to implement the Common Core State Standards? Costs for implementingRead More the standards will vary from state to state and territory. While states already spend significant amounts of money on professional development, curriculum materials, and assessments, there will be some additional costs associated with the Common Core, such as training teachers to teach the standards, developing and purchasing new materials, and other aspects of implementation. However, there are also opportunities for states to save considerable resources by using technology, open-source materials, and taking advantage of cross-state opportunities that come from sharing consistent standards.
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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.
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.
Tracey Forman, 47, was arrested Monday morning. (SCPD photo)
monkey lewis April 22, 2014 at 11:53 pm
I would do her
C O April 23, 2014 at 07:42 am
Hahahahaha wow.
ARCH STANTON April 23, 2014 at 10:52 am
HEY ML, IF YOU WEAR GLASSES, IT'S TIME TO SEE YOUR OPTOMETRIST. IF YOU DON'T WEAR GLASSES, IT'S TIMERead More TO SEE A OPTOMETRIST.
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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.
Kiki April 22, 2014 at 10:28 am
She was changed and well the deceased if you knew him its obvious
lisa April 22, 2014 at 11:10 am
Mexican Fisherman- FYI..read the press..drinking and high speed was a factor...Enough said...
Linda Williams April 22, 2014 at 06:53 pm
Ms. Rydberg, 25, has been charged with DWI following the accident, according to police. AccordingRead More to a press release, Ms. Rydberg was charged on scene with one misdemeanor count of DWI and was arraigned on Monday morning after being released from Stony Brook University Medical Center. She was arraigned at the Southampton Village Court on Windmill Lane and released after posting $75,000 cash bail. The investigation into the crash is still ongoing.