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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.
eatingdogfood April 23, 2014 at 10:01 am
Ditto. And bust up the teachers unions.
Nicholas Vernola April 23, 2014 at 10:18 am
Other states are so far ahead of NY in education, but the propaganda of the teachers union, alongRead More with NY Slanted statistics make us pay more and get less
Eugene Falik April 23, 2014 at 10:38 am
It is truly shocking to see the "know nothing" nonsense displayed here. This article justRead More seems like an excuse for every nut to rattle about his/her own pet peeves. And what is more amazing to me, is that those who seem to take the most "conservative" or right-wing positions are most exercised about one of the most blatant atempts at intruding on students' personal liberty that we have seen in a good many years. For those who don't know what it was, inBloom would have put students' most personal information out on the Internet for any hacker, or corporate data miner to see.
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.
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.
Jennifer April 23, 2014 at 11:17 am
..and just a thought, but even though the CC standards "require" critical thinking skills,Read More it does not mean that the curricula developed by the textbook publishers without input from child development experts will succeed in imparting these skills. I can SAY I require good nutrition in my (imaginary) school lunch room, and that all children will leave adequately nourished, but you won't find out for 12 years if your kids have gotten adequate nutrition in my school lunchroom, because every year I change my mind on how to measure it.
CHRIS April 22, 2014 at 01:41 pm
If SCPD wont do anything about the drugs, it will only get worse.
Kevin Prego April 22, 2014 at 01:44 pm
Exactly^
localguy April 22, 2014 at 01:51 pm
I figure it will be about 2 months and THEN we will see a photo of the perp and a story about theRead More cops looking for help in solving the crime. Druggies are similar to gamblers, they get so far in the hole that they need to do something outlandish to pay off their dealer/bookie. They make a big hit, pay their bill and then start the process all over again.
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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?
Frank T April 23, 2014 at 09:17 am
I'm glad I don't live next door to Glenn. Keep pouring the chemicals on that green lawn andRead More poisoning your neighbors but if a dog walks past your precious lawn watch out.
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.
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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.
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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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 !
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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.
George April 21, 2014 at 12:45 pm
What happened to Garden City in Garden City Patch? No Real GC content. Has it been downsized?Read More
knee jerk April 22, 2014 at 03:51 pm
George: Local news for Garden City can be found in the nearby Roosevelt Patch.
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grace April 21, 2014 at 07:53 pm
uh@ jj you know that how?
grace April 21, 2014 at 07:54 pm
lol had no idea they ,as in your dild*, were more than 50 bucks thx @ jj
Status Quo April 21, 2014 at 11:21 pm
'John B' April 21, 2014 at 05:14 PM... be a swimmer and do not sunk. Feed you body and mind toRead More survive.