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Bob Sled April 23, 2014 at 04:18 pm
@Simon - Sure, if you're a wussbag. I understand the point of view of people like Dave who are forRead More protecting their homes by any means necessary. I get that. I also agree with KWC's point of view. But me personally, if someone broke into my house and I had a loaded gun, I'd wait and hide or whatever to see who it is and what I'm up against. If I saw it was just a couple teenagers, I'd step out, with my gun and just tell them to get the eff out of here. I'd either threaten or wound. I would not shoot to kill. I feel there are other options than just kill or be killed. These kids didn't need to be dispatched in such a manner. They could have been subdued and the situation handled in a totally different manner. These kids did not deserve to die for doing what they did. Someone like Ted Bundy deserves to die. Not these kids. And I'm not a liberal, to the guy who made the comment that only liberals think that way which is total BS. But that's just my perspective. I know there are some bad people out there, but regardless, there are other options. It's not as black and white as KWC had pointed out. Again, that's just me. If you want to kill the people who break into your house, you have to deal with the aftermath, not me.
anna April 23, 2014 at 04:20 pm
If your in your own home and anybody enters without permission and you have no idea who there areRead More yes I would have done the same it's called self defense or has the change now too and you heard story were people play died I also would make sure they were died we have gun permits for reasons like this now why is it soo wrong to use it when needed .
WINEGUY51 April 23, 2014 at 04:23 pm
He then let the bodies sit in his house for more than a day before authorities" ...why?
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Simon April 23, 2014 at 03:49 pm
$6 Bil Vanishes From State Dept. Under Hillary Clinton APRIL 07, 2014 In a mind-boggling example ofRead More how the government blows—or perhaps steals—our tax dollars, billions vanished from the U.S. State Department mostly while Hillary Clinton ran it, according to a new alert issued by the agency’s inspector general. Could the former Secretary of State be using the cash to fund an upcoming presidential campaign? In all, $6 billion are missing and it’s highly unlikely any of the money will ever be recovered. The cash was supposed to be used to pay contractors but it just disappeared and documents that could help track the dough cannot be located. How convenient! The paper trail, which federal law says must be maintained in the case of government contracts, has been destroyed or was never created to begin with.
B. Dub April 23, 2014 at 03:50 pm
One positive thing? Um... she never became President?
Simon April 23, 2014 at 04:06 pm
AN ANALYSIS  WORTH READING: by Dick Morris, former political advisor to President Bill ClintonRead More beware as I was there for most of their presidency and know them better than just about anyone, I offer a few corrections; The facts are: Hillary's main extra-curricular activity in law school was helping the Black Panthers, on trial in Connecticut for torturing and killing a federal agent. The facts are:  Hillary interned with Bob Truehaft, the head of the California Communist Party. The facts are:   She flunked the DC bar exam, yes, flunked,  it is a matter of record, and only passed the Arkansas bar. The facts are:  Her main board activity, was to sit on the Wal-Mart board of directors, for a substantial fee. She was silent about their labor and health care practices. The facts are: Her visits abroad were entirely touristic and symbolic and there was no substantive diplomacy on any of them. One cannot think of a single bill Hillary has introduced or a single comment she has made that would tend to strengthen our country in the War on Terror. Think  about it - he's (Dick Morris) said all of this openly, thus if he were not truthful he'd be liable for defamation of  character! And you better believe Hilary would sue him.
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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!
Daniella Ruiz April 23, 2014 at 02:50 pm
Linda Mahoney >> the doorbell prank was just that, a prank, that involved actual self risk,Read More courage and cost nothing to do. these brats today have no respect for wasting resouces whilst sitting ontheir fanny all day.
Coffeenut April 23, 2014 at 04:06 pm
Oh Chris. So ignorant you are. You obviously aren't capable of an intelligent debate. And clearlyRead More don't know law. Lol
Chris April 23, 2014 at 04:16 pm
Nice finish, coffeenut. Good luck
Dotherightthing April 23, 2014 at 04:22 pm
Chris, whenever I ever hear someone defend an argument of any kind with "they were followingRead More orders" the "chain of command" I can't help but think this is precisely what's wrong with our state of consciousness as a society. Whether you are a policeman, a bus driver or a cashier you have your own mind on your own shoulders and that is what you NEED to use to make decisions. To just allow your own actions and morals to be dictated by the circulating "code" of whom has come before you only perpetuates previous mistakes. We as people must be objective agents at all times, not just when it suits our comfort zones to object.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
RICHARD BONNET April 23, 2014 at 04:05 pm
It's Amazing, it was a 6-2 Decision and all people could do is "Blast " Clarence ThomasRead More in another News Story. That sounds like Racism from the Liberal Side.
"The Black Panther of Poetry" April 23, 2014 at 04:20 pm
The goal of Affirmative was to right an over two hundred years wrong. To bring balance to theRead More playing field, to give a race who has yet to receive REPARATION like Jews, American Indians, Japanese, and who was literally handicapped in this RACE, this HUMAN RACE from the "git-go". Like I first said, FAIR IS FAIR!!! So while we are getting rid of Affirmative Action(Racist Old Man, sorry(grumpy old man), lets get rid of all AFFIRMATIVE ACTION!!! And when I turn on my T.V., I see that sports and the music industry is a good place to start, among many others!!!! PEACE OUT!!!
Kim McCoy April 23, 2014 at 04:23 pm
Black Panther, you assume a lot. So full of hate, who taught you that?...and if I had two shoes ofRead More the same persuasion, they would be "two right shoes." Listen, when that hate boils over, please do us all a favor and take it out on those who saddled you with such...excuses, excuses, excuses.
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Max April 23, 2014 at 10:06 am
Quite clearly, politicians and elected officials were excluded from this study.
Stew Sidedoor April 23, 2014 at 10:13 am
This is what happens when you want to pay teachers 6 digit salaries for average at best schools, ifRead More you do not then maybe you should move to Fla.
Michael pellettiere April 23, 2014 at 12:19 pm
Nj #1 in forclosures
The Stig April 22, 2014 at 01:10 pm
Dickie also can't stand not seeing his name in the paper once a week, so he'll be "for" orRead More "against" something just for the sake of issuing a press release. Sending out a camera crew to interview him just enables him further. Forty years and counting. He's the poster child for Term Limits.
Mac April 22, 2014 at 03:26 pm
the only difference I see between Codey and Christie is that one is wearing an orange cone and theRead More other one is still renting them out at will - regardless, the longer Julie Herrman remains at Rutgers, the longer Rutgers's integrity is going to be under a public cloud
Clyde Z April 23, 2014 at 07:59 am
her hiring was a joke, I mean they said they did a background check: must not have used GoogleRead More search because they've listed her troubles before her hire at Rutgers. Not to mention that she "lied" on her application. I've had co-workers fired after a month, months and in another case years after their hire due to lies on their application. Hermann's lies could/should have been cought by simple 10th grade investigation
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 02:44 pm
...and according to this, states are allowed to deviate from the standards--although it isRead More discouraged. It does make some sense--the idea of CC standards is to have all the states adhering to the same standard. ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: http://indianapublicmedia.org/stateimpact/2013/08/19/core-question-does-copyright-mean-states-cant-change-the-common-core/
Lori Anne April 23, 2014 at 02:56 pm
Stating that the history books are anti US and pro global without any proof is very misleading. WhenRead More I was going to school we had classes about world history and separate classes about US history. So of course some textbooks about the history of the world might not mention the United States. It didn't exist yet.
Matt Miller April 23, 2014 at 03:05 pm
Comments like "back when I was in school" are completely laughable. I don't brag aboutRead More beating my kid in a foot race because I'm faster then he is. So why should me being able to solve a math problem faster then him mean that the new way doesn't work? I've been using math for decades and he'll be just beginning to learn it. Of course I'm going to know the answer before him. Also, what's wrong with setting higher standards for our kids? When I was in school my "reading and basic learning level" was always a grade or two above my actual grade level. It's easier for them to learn new things when they are younger then it is when they're older.
Moore's Tavern April 23, 2014 at 09:58 am
Hello John K. That quote would be meaningful if the Board of Education paid for aircraft too butRead More since they spend nearly $70mm of taxpayer money annually only on the school system, it is quite irrelevant. What is relevant is how paying higher taxes for increased healthcare costs improves classroom education. Would you have any quotes to address that? Or would putting teachers into the Obamacare exchange result in cost savings locally to overburdened taxpayers?
Cindi April 23, 2014 at 10:35 am
I appreciate this column and the information you've taken the time to write. Thanks, Mr. Pugh!
Townie April 23, 2014 at 12:29 pm
Mr. Brandon, what exactly will the $1M being raised do to "keep the schools the best they canRead More be"? If no money is raised, what program or activity is lost? Please be specific with how this money will be spent and why those investments deliver results. Thanks.
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BellairBerdan April 23, 2014 at 03:16 pm
lunasee, you can still say it, but the government shouldn't be making you say it. How would you feelRead More if the word God was replaced by Allah?
Daniella Ruiz April 23, 2014 at 03:23 pm
taking the 5th and simply NOT murmuring it when it doesnt apply to yourself, is no crime, only anRead More expression of personal belief. causing others to refrain from saying it IS A VIOLATION OF THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF FREE SPEECH. and that IS a crime, a very serious crime against ALL americans. at least those who call america their country. i say toss these simpletons into the street, along with their agnostic terrorist lawyers. next thing, these folks will want the word allah put in place of the word god. if on the other hand the school were to demand students recite the phrase per se, with possibility of some penalty or punishment if not done, then there's a far bigger problem. most grownups know that 'god' just isn't really there, except in peoples minds, like a crutch, a hope or a a bet in a casino, false hope that disguises the reality of lifes real uncertainty.
John Santaella April 23, 2014 at 03:30 pm
Daniella, don't lose sleep over this. Not worth it. People pray when they want something. How manyRead More emails per week do you get to pray for a cure for cancer. If prayer were to do it a cure would have been here long ago.
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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.
Goldenmane April 23, 2014 at 09:46 am
At least they are bi-partisan. An inappropriate Democratic role model last year and an inappropriateRead More Republican one this year. I don't object to celebrities being role models, but why can't they choose someone who is a noted philanthropist or some other positive figure? I wonder how much someone paid for this honor. And what is this National Father's Day/Mother's Day Council anyway?
Jack Doyle April 23, 2014 at 09:59 am
THE SAME PEOPLE voted for"W" bush twice.Geniuses!
Trish Benedict April 23, 2014 at 11:28 am
This isn't a late April Fools joke? A man under investigation for ordering traffic jams theRead More gridlocked (among other things) school buses for hours is a good father role model? I keep waiting for the punchline…
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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.
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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.