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KP April 23, 2014 at 01:09 pm
This is the stupidest warning yet. Are these people sitting around thinking up new things toRead More cause fear in the general public? Maybe we should all be out buying hoses? Morons...
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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?
Marynary April 23, 2014 at 12:45 pm
What name did I call you? You named yourself.
Coffeenut April 23, 2014 at 12:51 pm
Yeah you said "half" my name was right. And called me potnut before. Very small mind.
Marynary April 23, 2014 at 12:53 pm
LOL ok but tell me have you been using some of that special stuff you are campaigning for? You sureRead More do a good job for your cause.
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.
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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.
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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Sal April 23, 2014 at 01:13 pm
Ask yourselves,,, the words "under GOD" have been in the pledge of allegiance around 6Read More decades, from 1954 (which was the year of my birth coincidentally),, and yet no one made a civil case out of it for all those 60 years!?!?! Why?? If the mention of GOD truly is so offensive as atheists claim it is,, they would have cried to the courts in 1954, right?? OF COURSE!!! What's really happened is this,,, many people have been living lives that are less than morally stellar! Our society has been on a steady diet of sex, drugs and violence for about as long as the "Under GOD" wording has been in the pledge! Have you ever asked yourselves,, why were those two words added so long after the original pledge was written?? It was because many decent people within the government and within it's circles of influence saw the erosion, the cancer if you will, of decadence, of God-LESSNESS!!! BUT SADLY,, YOU CAN'T LEGISLATE PEOPLES HEARTS!!! Even GOD Himself says that in the bible. And so,, when I little girl feels awkward, or feels pressure from reciting "under GOD,,," that is the barometer of danger, meaning we have already lost our morals,, and "losing" them! If you look at an even worse matter, "abortion", the deliberate, yes DELIBERATE taking of AN UNBORN BABIES LIFE,, which was MADE LEGAL in 1973, once again the barometer was pegged out!!! Why would anyone want to even harm an unborn baby?? Let alone kill it??? Yet, we dance around, we cry about the WOMAN'S rights,,,, and are abhorently SILENT about that little babies CIVIL RIGHTS WHICH ARE IGNORED, BUT WE WANT THEM TO PROTECT OUR ASSES, AND ALL OUR SELFISH, DISGUSTING WHIMS,,, LIKE THE JERKAZZ FATHER OF THAT LITTLE GIRL!!! HE IS SO SELFISH, HE'S LIKE A CHILD THAT SAYS " IF I DON'T WANT TO SAY THOSE 2 WORDS,,, THEN NO-ONE CAN!!! HOW FRIKKEN SELFISH, DISGUSTING AND RUDE!!! LASTLY, THE FOUNDING FATHERS WERE PROTECTING RELIGION, NOT RELIGATING IT AS SECOND FIDDLE,, NO WAY!!! BACK IN ENGLAND, THE KING HAD ALREADY DONE THAT, AND THE PEOPLE LEFT ENGLAND FOR FREEDOM TO PRACTICE, YES,, PRACTICE RELIGION, AS ALL RELIGIONS MUST BE IN ORDER FOR THEM TO HAVE POSITIVE EFFECTS ON SOCIETY AS A WHOLE!! BUT TODAY, AS IN THE 1700'S, THEY'RE ALWAYS WILL BE SELFISH NON-THINKERS WHO JUST DON'T GET WHAT RELIGION, NORMAL ONES, ACTUALLY DO FOR SOCIETY!!! LOOK AT ALL THE SHOOTINGS LATELY!! TELL ME,, WHERE THEY COMMITTED BY "NORMAL CHRISTIANS"??? NO!!!!!!!!!! THEY WERE ALL DONE BY NON-RELIGIOUS, MORALLY CHALLENGED,, YES,, MORALLY CHALLENGED YOUNG ADULTS!!! IT'S NO COINCIDENCE THAT RELIGION HAS BEEN BURIED, OR DROWNED IN A SEA OF WATER POLLUTED WITH SEX, VIOLENCE, AND DRUG INFLUENCED MEDIA,, AND THE PROFITING OF THAT FILTHY SHEEET!!! GOD,,,,, HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH OUR FILTHY, PERVERTED, DESPICABLE BEHAVIOR,,,,, HE'S BEEN SILENT ALL ALONG! YET WE SEEM TO HATE HIM,, PEOPLE WON'T EVEN SPEAK HIS NAME,,, EVEN THOUGH WE, AND NOT HIM, HAVE COMMITTED 100% OF ALL CRIMES AGAINST OURSELVES,,, WHAT DOES THAT TELL YOU ABOUT THE FATHER OF THAT POOR LITTLE GIRL??? IT'S JUST THIS,, HE IS AFRAID,, AND ALSO SELFISH,, AND AGAIN, LIKE THE LITTLE BRAT KID WHO SAYS, "IF I CAN'T HAVE IT,,,,,,, NO ONE CAN!!!
Thomas L Soltwisch April 23, 2014 at 01:20 pm
The family wants to remain anonymous. Big chicken shits!!!if they want it so bad then they should beRead More out there protesting it!!! Typical chickenshit people that want to trample all over your freedoms but expect theirs to be honored
BellairBerdan April 23, 2014 at 01:26 pm
You can say God. You always could. But why do you need to force others to say it? As Sal soRead More eloquently pointed out the country was better before they started forcing people to use His name. Saying it hasn't made the country better, according to Sal.
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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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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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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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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.
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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.