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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.
Marynary April 23, 2014 at 10:28 am
Coffeenut under the criminal statutes in effect today the sale of marijuana is still against the lawRead More in NJ so the police actually were minding their own business. I have been told that often the police start with pot buys and then turn those sellers into informants who carry the undercovers up to those that provide more dangerous drugs to the public. That seems to make sense. Perhaps your emotions are a little too influenced by your desire to see the substance made legal? You are aware that there is a problem in NJ at this point with people often dying due to narcotics, right?
Coffeenut April 23, 2014 at 10:35 am
Marynary yes it still is illegal in NJ. It shouldn't be. And my wanting it legalized is a non-issue.Read More My point is, let us look at what caused the cop to get shot. He was out there in a parking lot trying to "trick" someone into breaking the law. Someone could have been arrested and had their life ruined because of this cop. All over a harmless medicinal plant. The cop, albeit doing his "job", was out there looking for trouble. You get what you give in life. Hard for me to feel sorry for someone who was shot while he was trying to arrest and ruin someone else's life.
* April 23, 2014 at 10:40 am
no sting no shooting...
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."
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Max April 23, 2014 at 10:06 am
Quite clearly, politicians and elected officials were excluded from this study.
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.
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.
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.
Kent Frederick April 23, 2014 at 11:20 am
First, every generation thinks that how they learned was better than the next generation. My motherRead More detested New Math. The mantra of New Math was, "We want kids to understand why an answer is correct." My mother used to say that they didn't care in her consolidated school why 2+2=4. That was simply the answer. I hated New Math, but it seems to me that it wasn't as complex as Common Core math. Second, the common refrain is how poorly American students do on various subjects, especially math and science. Yet, the countries that do well tend to me much smaller and much less diverse. I don't think it's an apples-to-apples comparison, when you compare American math aptitude to how students in Singapore perform, or how U.S. kids do in science compared to kids in Finland. Third, there are still plenty of jobs that don't require advanced math and science. Yet, it seems that there is more focus on math and science and less on subjects like history, creative writing, and persuasive writing. Often, down the road, a person has to persuade his boss about a course of action. If he can't write a memo that is clear, concise, easy to read, and persuasive, it won't matter one bit that he can perform complex trigonomic equations or understand the theories of Newton.
Jennifer April 23, 2014 at 11:22 am
In fact, that brings me back to the 3rd grade Parcc exam that used a 5th grade level X readingRead More passage and 5th grade standards for the questions. Maybe this year we will be told that 80% of schools failed to meet standards. Maybe next year they will use a 4th grade level H text and 4th grade standards on the 3rd grade test, and we will see some improvement. And the next year, when they want to show really impressive gains, they may actually test the standards as written, using the appropriate grade level reading passages. You see why it is a conflict, when the people making the standards are the same people writing the curricula to impart the standards, then making up the tests to test the teaching of the standards, then grading those tests, and keeping everything "confidential" except the final "reports"? I mean, If you can't admit that this is an incredibly incestuous process, than I would say you probably do lack some critical thinking skills. Or else you are just really stubborn.
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Madeleine April 23, 2014 at 10:42 am
This is a country founded on the principles of freedom and individualism. It is each person's rightRead More to believe or not believe, to be whom they want to be. The publicly owned schools should not show allegiance to any religion because doing so suppresses individual freedom and individuality. Our Founding Fathers did not envision America as "one nation under God" but rather an America that is for everybody, regardless of personal faith.
Martin B. Brilliant April 23, 2014 at 10:47 am
@Spooner: Agreed and understood. The "equal protection" clause of the FourteenthRead More Amendment, enacted after the Civil War, changed the impact of the Bill of Rights. Up to that point, the Bill of Rights restricted only the national government, and state governments could do as they pleased. But from then on, the states were supposed to be equally bound by the Bill of Rights, though, as you point out, it was a long time coming.
SILENT WOLF April 23, 2014 at 11:12 am
It is written " One nation under God"... You have your right in your mind to believeRead More anything you desire , just don't try and changed things here in America.. If your God IS a rock then, believe in that rock . We as a Christian nation believe in god in the heavens , that this world came about from God who then gave up his only begotten Son .So the next time you pledge allegiance to the flag think of your own God the rock in your home or for that matter some of you believe in your new messiah in Washington who to would if he could change the pledge .. OK...
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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.
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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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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John April 22, 2014 at 09:31 pm
So boast about it any the assessor will pay U a visit and U will have to fork over what U areRead More supposed to pay like everyone else, have a great evening and good luck...
Brian N April 22, 2014 at 10:48 pm
But watch where you walk, apparently there is poop all over the sidewalks
Stew Sidedoor April 23, 2014 at 09:15 am
Well kick my go nads and call me rhonda
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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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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.
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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Joey Joe April 23, 2014 at 08:14 am
@Marynary - how bout showing a little respect... You call Grace a "Patch Airhead." REALLYRead More !!!!! I gotta tell you you're soooooo wrong - Grace speaks her mind on everything... I don't always agree with her but that is what makes the world go round. I have followed Grace' comments on numerous subjects for a long time and have always found her to be very level headed, intelligent, fair, and yes sometimes she tries to defuse things with humor or when something or someone trips her funny switch. Perhaps if we could all lighten up, take a deep breath and smile a little more we'd all be better off.
Robin B April 23, 2014 at 08:17 am
Now Obama wants to release tens of thousands of 'non violent' drug offenders from prisons, bypassingRead More court imposed sentences. Unless those people have jobs waiting for them, not yet likely in this economy, one can easily envision further difficulties for the citizens of Newark and other inner cities.
Marynary April 23, 2014 at 10:15 am
Joey Joe I make no comments when Grace contributes to a thread with honest meaningful postings.Read More However with 8100 postings I find that at least 4000 of them are a succession of one liners with other airheads that alter the course of conversation about the topics. It is a news effort here, not facebook or twitter. 8100 postings! That is about 4X more than any other super frequent poster. You have only posted 1815 times.