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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 12:53 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.
Chris April 23, 2014 at 01:37 pm
Coffeenut, sorry to hear about your tickets. You asked if the police officer was serving andRead More protecting by giving you a ticket for having your cellphone in hand, adjusting the volume, and by giving you a ticket for not having your proof of insurance card with you. Firstly, the police officer was serving and protecting all the other drivers on the road as we all know any use of a cell phone while driving is dangerous and illegal. Secondly, the law mandates an insurance ID CARD. I misplaced mine and had a duplicate sent to me one from my ins co. as that is the law. Thirdly, the prosecutor sees all charges prior to court - if it was illegal to give you a ticket, as the prosecutor told you, then that office should have contacted you. I did some research - it was a legal ticket. Thank you because I now know I MUST have an ins ID card. Remember, they didnt make the laws, they are hired to enforce them. I have seen people be verbally abusive to a police officer who was just ordering his lunch at a deli. The crap they have to take daily, just because they wear that uniform, is shameful. Stop blaming every cop because you received tickets.
DD April 23, 2014 at 01:40 pm
This is like watching an adult arguing with a 2 year old.
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Geoff Cabral April 23, 2014 at 09:11 am
@Jim: I appreciate your sympathetic response to Mr. Drake's particular situation, butRead More "need" has nothing to do with our inalienable right to carry firearms. Be that as it is, our elected state representatives and officials repeatedly denied Mr. Drake's petition to carry a firearm - even after he was assaulted by criminals intent on robbing him during the conduct of his ATM business. Let's hope that SCOTUS rights our upside down state as we law-abiding citizens can't trust our state govt to do it.
tim leary April 23, 2014 at 10:28 am
Every one who is a us citizen with no felony convictions is guarantied the right to keep and bearRead More arms to protect himself,his family and his country.theres a reason it's the 2nd amendment.and that's to protect #1 remember that and vote for your rights all of them not just the ones that you like but all of them!
Pete April 23, 2014 at 12:21 pm
Unfortunately, the constitutional guarantee is often shortstopped by local and state officials.Read More Does anyone reading this remember how, back in the 50s or early 60s, the chief of police in Par-Troy abrogated the Second Amendment by the simple stratagem of refusing to give anyone the APPLICATION form for a permit ?
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
jackie miao April 23, 2014 at 08:38 am
Extremely happy to hear about this event.
Convict227 April 23, 2014 at 11:44 am
Pretty cool - nice to see an eclectic line-up at the theatre. You can only have South Side Johnny soRead More many times in one year.
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.
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.
Fred Austin April 23, 2014 at 01:37 pm
This is the link to actual common core standards they are downloadableRead More http://www.corestandards.org/Math/ http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/ Math list of Standards Kindergarten-Grade 12 Standards for Mathematical Practice Introduction Kindergarten Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8 High School: Number and Quantity High School: Algebra High School: Functions High School: Modeling High School: Geometry High School: Statistics & Probability Note on courses & transitions Mathematics Glossary Standards by Domain Counting & Cardinality Operations & Algebraic Thinking Number & Operations in Base Ten Number & Operations—Fractions Measurement & Data Geometry Ratios & Proportional Relationships The Number System Expressions & Equations Functions Statistics & Probability Mathematics Appendix A
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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.
John Santaella April 23, 2014 at 01:34 pm
Lee Brewer, how do you know that atheists are not working at Union Beach, or volunteering to workRead More with the poor anywhere? Have you conducted a poll to find out the religion or lack thereof of volunteers?
Lee Brewer April 23, 2014 at 01:37 pm
I just wonder why I don't see an Atherist or Humanist Organization working at Union Beach's SandyRead More Hurricance disaster center for their rebuild efforts. I mean helping out the homeless, or stepping in to help out the non-existent National Humanist chain of Thrift Shops would be great. It seems like Patriotism is about being aware and caring about others in our country, not about nonsence court cases. I am sure that family is a front for some action group. I would be impressed to learn if this "family" that is being given the opportunity to say "under God", donated 10% of their income last year to help NJ Sandy displaced families rebuild and restart their lives. That is what Patriotism in this country is all about. It seems like walking the talk is the way for Americans. For this family, fronting a nonsence lawsuit must be satisfying enough. But is this a great Parental lesson on what is truly Patriotism, for that family's youngster? I am only asking.
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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.
Paul in NJ April 22, 2014 at 08:04 pm
Why does Morris County need a "supplemental" police force? I would mean another layer ofRead More bureaucracy, along with the associated costs. Disband the Park Police. While we're at it, disband the Freeloaders.
Guy Patterson April 22, 2014 at 08:33 pm
Sorry, I mistook supplement for supplant. Wishful thinking.
Paul Johnson April 22, 2014 at 09:15 pm
County police is a great idea. First of all not cutting jobs. Secondly, making a ineffectiveRead More organization more effective. Third will eventually force the sheriff to hand over all things that are not under his control constitutionally such as the K-9 unit.