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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.
Declan Harrison April 23, 2014 at 06:30 am
Can we please re-focus here? A cop was SHOT. This is no place to start arguing the pros and consRead More of marijuana legalization.
J Mac April 23, 2014 at 06:52 am
Great idea. Let's set up a drug buy in a congested shopping center? Who the hell thinks up this dumbRead More sh!t? Honestly? Thank God no one got killed over a 400.00 weed bust.who do we give the Retard of the Month award to?
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
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.
dwayne roberson April 23, 2014 at 07:02 am
Affirmative Action was the Planners foolhardy attempt to fix racism with racism. It is indicative ofRead More a pay back attitude apparent in Holder and Obama. This does not advance the actual state of equality. It does perpetuate the bitterness that the race industry and Democrat party rely on for power. A return to colorblind meritocracy is all that can really be fair and equal.
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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.
Walter Hawkes April 23, 2014 at 06:39 am
Hate to say it... But there are people that are destined, by intelligence, motivation or lack of it,Read More to serve fries, stock shelves, pick up trash, pick fruit, all of those tasks that the "smart guys" that came up with "common core" , don't want to do.. I believe you should be motivated to teach a child all they can, and want to learn..... But that motivation needs to come from parents, not the government. No Child Left Behind is a stifling move that hamstrings our teachers, and holds back the smarter more motivated students. My kids get straight A's, they have good teachers, and parents who study with them, and motivate them by example and nuturing. There will always be a divide between the haves and have nots..... If everything is equal, nothing will get done..... All chiefs and no Indians, sorry, not Pc....All officers and no enlisted.
Donna Westbrook April 23, 2014 at 06:56 am
There are children, that simply will never get A's in anything. The standard set in college IRead More believe is that you must get a c in your major, they don't request that one become an honor student to succeed. The public school system is requiring of children to be smarter and better in grade school than in COLLEGE! This is asinine. On the other hand, I wouldn't wish the life of serving fries, or picking up trash on anyone, unless it was their choice, and I would try to encourage them to like something else, at the same time :) I say that as having been in similar work. I just started college 3 weeks ago. I am 59. having most of my life in food service, it can teach one a lot, but at the same time, really be a greasy yucky job.
Jennifer April 23, 2014 at 07:10 am
The Core is developmentally inapproriate in the younger grades. It expects abstract thinking beforeRead More children reach the age where they are capable of it. It expects written paragraphs in math, in first grade. Stephen Colbert does a great piece on the common core teaching children important skills for the workplace - math, and passive-aggressive not writing. Then the core plateaus. It slows down particularly in STEM subjects. Right now, the students being "field tested" in the upper grades are forced to take the math standard for their GRADE - even if they took Algebra two years ago. Thats just stupid. If you are not testing what they are taught, why test? Also, how does ANY standardized testing help individual students and teachers? The test is given around now. Then it is field trips and movies and Shakespeare's birthday party the rest of the year, then the scores come out in the summer. The teachers will not have the same students the next year. The PARCC test does not even break the test down, so teachers can know that the students they had last year did badly, but they wont know on which sections or why. The kid does not have a 'diagnosis of deficiencies to be worked on" follow him (not that they ever did), so how does it help the kid? How do they work on areas they are shaky on, if they are n ot told anything other than "you failed" or "you are not proficient"
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BIG DADDY April 23, 2014 at 05:18 am
American Humanist = A.H. = Ass H*LES
Martin B. Brilliant April 23, 2014 at 07:13 am
Oh, my [choose your deity]! The whole pledge is nonsense! "I pledge allegiance to the flag ofRead More the United States of America ..." What does that mean? You will do whatever the flag tells you to do? "... and to the republic for which it stands ..." In other words, I pledge allegiance to the United States of America. Why not just say it? The flag is just a symbol! "... One nation indivisible ..." No, it consists of fifty (50) sovereign states, each of which contends with the national government for money, privileges, etc. "... with liberty and justice for all...." Yeah, sure. In your dreams. We're a long way from that in reality. Oh, I forgot. I left out "under God." It was added after I learned the pledge, and it made no sense whatever as far as I was concerned. Just as absurd as the rest of the pledge. How about: "I pledge allegiance to the United States of America"? That's really what it's all about, isn't it? But isn't that backwards? The United States should serve the people, not the other way around! Why do we say the pledge? How many of us who say the pledge actually vote? willingly pay taxes "to the republic for which it stands"? What does that "allegiance" really mean?
Martin B. Brilliant April 23, 2014 at 07:25 am
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion ..." meaning that noRead More government within this country should favor "God" or any particular god over any other, or over none. On the other hand, "... nor prohibit the free exercise thereof," meaning that if we as a nation want to say "under God" in the schools, as an exercise of the majority religion, no law can stand in the way. These two clauses in the First Amendment effectively cancel each other out. Both sides have Constitutional protection. You can argue it forever and never reach a conclusion.
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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.
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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.
Max April 22, 2014 at 11:51 am
My family has abandoned plans to improve our dilapidated, run-down house, not because we can'tRead More afford the improvements, but because we won't be able to afford the increased tax bill once renovations are complete. Compared to the rest of the country, taxes in New Jersey are obscenely off the scale. The difference is enough to fund a retirement. It is sad and frustrating.
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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.
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?