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weed head April 22, 2014 at 10:37 pm
Seems worth it, right. Undercover operation yet article indicates no drugs recovered. Sounds likeRead More two or three thugs saw a mark(not narc) and figured they could beat someone for an easy score.
Vinnie Vincent April 22, 2014 at 10:56 pm
A sting for marijuana?! Really?! Legalize & tax it! See how much $$ Colorado has made? We canRead More put that $ in to so many other programs/schools/communities etc...and NO im NOT a liberal! Just sayin...
Rich Smith April 22, 2014 at 11:20 pm
Right Vinnie, we can put that money into treatment of kids that get fed weed spiked cookies likeRead More they are doing in Colorado.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
Arnibah Vanst April 23, 2014 at 12:28 am
MESSAGE TO THE BLACKMAN AND WOMAN It is time for you to take your que from Farrakhan and stopRead More begging the whiteman to do for you what you can get up and do for yourself.Black people bring in over a trillion dollars a year in income.What are you going to do with that money?Unite and form your own reality.
Bobtwo April 23, 2014 at 01:35 am
It's about time. In my opinion the affirmative action ruling has destroyed the higher educationRead More system in this country, A college diploma is not worth the paper it's written on any longer. In the old days the cream was allowed to raise to the top as the saying goes and that way you insured that you had the best. That is what made this country and its educational system so good. Eventually the minorities would have been part of that cream and would become the best of the best.
Porter gladstone April 23, 2014 at 02:06 am
2 observations: race in my opinion is not a disadvantage. poverty is. and poverty affects people ofRead More all colors--so colleges can take into account challenges in life--but being the son of michael jordan shouldnt grant him an easier admissions process simply because of skin pigmentation. 2) people also need to understand that the system in place does in fact result in diversity that we should all want. New Yrk Times about a year ago ran an article on peter stuyvesant high school--an elite school in manhattan that changed it admission policy to strictly merit. the result was 1 black student 95% asian. 1% hispanic 3 % white. Im not really sure that is a desirable outcome either. going to college is not just about attending bio 101. its interacting with a diverse student body that can also be considered an education. Colleges should not in my opinion adopt a strict meritocratic admissions process--- hardship , poverty, challenges should be considered. I get why people dont want racial preferences-- but i also get why people may regret what they wished for.
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Citizen of America April 22, 2014 at 06:31 pm
Red states = dumb dumb states What a shocker
Flood Plain April 22, 2014 at 09:42 pm
"1st – Percentage of People Borrowing from Non-Bank Lenders" Does this mean N.J.Read More residents rank highest in number of people who do a lot of illegal loan shark borrowing?
Flood Plain April 22, 2014 at 09:45 pm
Am I reading the (very difficult to read) chart of the U. S., in that it would seem thatRead More Connecticut ranks low in financial literacy (red) ???? That would seem counter-intuitive.
Dentss Dunnagun April 22, 2014 at 11:53 am
To answer your question .......She cut off his free tickets to R's football games .....
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
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.
Tamara April 22, 2014 at 10:49 pm
This is all about money and has nothing to do with what is good for our children's education - thatRead More is why it was crammed in quickly (many people still don't even know what it is) with the "carrot and stick" method. The carrot was the $4.3 billion of Race to the Top (taxpayer) money from the Federal Government and the stick was the waiver of the No Child Left Behind requirements. To learn more you can visit this Facebook page, which was made by some local parents: Northville MI Parents for Educational Excellence StopCommonCoreinMichigan is also a very helpful site. As people come to realize what this truly is (vs. what it was sold as, "minimum standards"), they are speaking up all over the country. By the way, tests that kids struggle with do not necessarily mena the material is harder and that the standards are better. Please read the tests - you will find politically charged questions, questions that are inapropriate for the children's age and confusing questions. The person that wrote above that the childen will lose in this way is absolutely correct.
Joe Sandiego April 23, 2014 at 01:13 am
The heart of the problem is the teachers union. The teachers are not doing a good enough jobRead More teaching and the kids are falling further behind. So we try to fix the problem with centralized standard, which will end up controlled by Washington. Politically correct, 1984 style, Ministry of Truth, will re-write revisionist history, and indoctrinate our youth. The problem is bad, and the fix is worse. We need to abolish teachers unions and abolish the US dept of education. Grant the parents school vouchers, and then let the parents and communities choose how to run their schools. Let the parents decide with their vouchers which schools are good. Let the cancerous schools die. Let the Phoenix rise from the ashes and build new schools free of unions and bureaucratic control.
Rufus Jackson April 23, 2014 at 01:43 am
EVERYONE knows that common core is the invention of the socialist from Kenya. This is how theRead More obamindoctinzation begins! Once our schoolchildren will be exposed to this hell known as common core they will begin echoing the chorus of the DC elite. Praising Obama and his muslim agenda. I discussed this already in my blog: Cruz Control, below. http://waukesha.patch.com/groups/cruz-control-blueprint-for-gop-to-take-back-usa/p/uncommon-core_7436728e http://waukesha.patch.com/groups/cruz-control-blueprint-for-gop-to-take-back-usa/p/things-im-looking-forward-to-in-new-government-shutdown
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none of your business April 23, 2014 at 12:21 am
I don't care if it's on money. You are not forced to read money aloud. In school, peer pressure canRead More drive some kids to suicide. There is a book called "The Good News Club." Evangelicals are forcing their way into public education. This books mentions how 6 year old are terrorizing others their age by telling them that they are going to burn in hell. This is due to the propaganda that the Good News Club spreads when it rents these schools for "after-school activities." "Under God" is a blatantly religious phrase and should not be forced in public schools. If "The Pledge of Allegiance" was really at the heart of the matter, the god phrase could and should be removed as it was never part of the original anyway.
drof2th April 23, 2014 at 12:41 am
What's next? taking in god we trust off money? The founders are turning over in their graves!
Steve Matlick April 23, 2014 at 12:49 am
drof2th - The founders aren't turning over in their graves because 'Under God' and 'In God We Trust'Read More were not implemented by them. Our currency had E Pluribus Unum on it back then. In face, any reference to God on currency didn't occur until 1864 (on coins) and in 1957 (on paper currency) - the latter is the same time period that 'under God' was added to the pledge... long after the founding fathers had passed on.
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tenth district April 22, 2014 at 06:38 pm
Funny how Netflix is the "bad boy" yet those that offer more commercials than the movieRead More itself are just fine :) Cable today is pure garbage, a 2 hr movie will last half the night with all those commercials and since all sports from all countries, could be seen live over the internet...cable is obsolete. Netflix is weak but is a fine alternative to cable for now. (as for news, please, you must be brain-dead to get your news from cable...with all of them all over you from second you start the computer to turn on the radio to even the second you "check" the e-mail on the phone. so Reuters don't worry about Netflix, worry about cable companies whose stocks should be worth a little more than half an ounce of dirt
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.
greg April 22, 2014 at 05:42 pm
Most of the haters don't have the intelligence to separate the man and his politics from the man andRead More his parenting
Clay Thomas April 22, 2014 at 08:38 pm
I guess when you swoop in NJ Medivac chopper to see your kid's baseball game on the taxpayers' dimeRead More that makes you some kind of Hippo-Dad! What a complete loser!
Cik Bast April 22, 2014 at 09:48 pm
If half the folks in Temecula had a Dad like Christie, 50% of the residents wouldnt be whineyRead More welfare bitches.
S. Jono April 22, 2014 at 09:29 am
Interesting comments. The latest research shows the severe limitations that standardized tests likeRead More the SAT have in predicting students' academic preparedness or success at the college level. In this light, the push to have standardized tests play an increasing and perhaps dominant role in the K-12 years seems myopic and misguided.
Pete Mock April 22, 2014 at 10:27 am
Rick, I would agree that the NJ DOE is concerned about the loss of government funding and they wantRead More to tamp down any talk of opting out. To clarity, I was referring to the PARCC when I said there is no official opt-out procedure available. In NY the opt-out movement is gaining momentum because of all the problems they're having. Since NJ is not as far along we still have time to do something about the implementation of CC/PARCC.
Pete Mock April 22, 2014 at 10:29 am
S. Jono, myopic and misguided sums it all up exactly.
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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.
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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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tnjranch April 23, 2014 at 12:03 am
Must have been a flat chested female who complained.... remember folks, "Never look down onRead More anyone unless you have a good view of the cleavage"..... And where in hell did all these religious creeps come from? What's religion got to do with staring at her cleavage anyway?
Brian Kari April 23, 2014 at 12:27 am
can all the religious people go away? the story was about some girl at Disneyland, who apparently,Read More according to some older Disney employee found whatever she was wearing on top, inappropriate. unfortunately, Melissa, large chested women do have a tendency to slide out of some types of clothing, and you may not have even noticed. The "older guy" might have been trying to do you a favor. Just a hunch, from an old guy (who used to have a very large breasted girlfriend.)
John Mark Sappenfield April 23, 2014 at 01:05 am
Was the elderly employee only in his 50's?
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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
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stonette April 22, 2014 at 04:54 pm
Grace, you post as much as you like. This is America... Post away...
dbwells April 22, 2014 at 06:53 pm
Please let them patrol wherever you think necessary. Send some more into Toms River in the JamestownRead More apt area, a few con's just got released from jail so I'm sure they will be back at it soon.
Alex C April 22, 2014 at 10:35 pm
TR: Did you suffer a seizure when you wrote that? Because it wasn't even legible.
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Old School April 21, 2014 at 11:07 am
What a waste of time and money the super bowl was. No one showed up at any of the festivities. AllRead More we got was empty hotels, over the top security costs and a tree.
Portent April 22, 2014 at 10:20 pm
Neat to watch the hubristic Hugh hoist himself once again upon his own petard. Neither history norRead More historiography is dispositive regarding the debate over religion and the existence of a supreme being. The contention falls more productively within the bailiwick of philosophy tout court, Socrates rather than Clio, poor man. As for your faux lesson in the semantics of "mutual subjugation", I knew exactly what I meant when I used that phrase, namely that people of color and women were both subjugated by white males in Colonial America. Try consulting a dictionary once in a while, where you will find that 'mutual' means "having the same relation each toward the other: to be mutual enemies," as well as "of or pertaining to each of two or more; held in common; shared: mutual interests" -- the latter definition denoting the meaning I correctly conveyed to a literate interlocutor, alas not you, Hugh.
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?
Guy Patterson April 22, 2014 at 08:30 am
He proved it beyond a reasonable doubt! LOL!
John Santaella April 22, 2014 at 10:12 am
He still hasn't told us what Communism is because he does not know.
WMS826 April 22, 2014 at 10:57 am
Nor have you told us John. You liberals all have computers..look up the meaning of it and how itRead More starts out if you need to know. Here is a link for you especially John, no wonder why you hate conservatives. http://mugshots.mobi/new-jersey/bergen-county/12006497