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DD April 23, 2014 at 08:16 am
Declan, who is apparently completely out of touch with reality, says "This is no place to startRead More arguing." LOL!
lisa April 23, 2014 at 08:25 am
a pot sting???? wow, what is wrong with this picture...a cop could have gotten killed over aRead More "pot" sting...next they should have a Miller Light sting....jesus get over the pot already and no i do not smoke it.
JOHN DILLMAR April 23, 2014 at 08:32 am
According to Jeb Bush they are here to earn $$$ for their family.. Question is who is in theirRead More family.. A$400.00 sting.. What a mistake. The officer may have lost his life..for what?
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
Steven Serebrenik April 23, 2014 at 09:05 am
I believe that affirmative action had it's place in history. It helped a lot of black people butRead More adversely affected a lot of white people who could not get student loans and jobs....It seemed at the time that after all that had been done to black people, this was the way to go. I'm speaking of the 60's. This is 50 years later. Black people have progressed. In my mind, white people have been redeemed by now. Otherwise, when does it end. It's like a tax...NEVER. HOW FAIR IS THAT?
Keith Cox April 23, 2014 at 09:34 am
Affirmative action IS racism!! This is a win!!
Political PR Machine April 23, 2014 at 09:41 am
Affirmative Action takes into account Race. It is discriminatory.
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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.
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 09:27 am
Oh, this just in. Product placement on the PARCC exam. "A busboy spills a MUG rootbeer. Mug isRead More a trademark of the Pepsi Cola company...." and a story about perseverance, as encapsulated in the Nike Slogan, Just do it, copyright Nike , Inc. No wonder there is a gag order about the contents of the exam. They don't want parents to know. Does that NOT frighten you? Or at least piss you off? Remeber learning in school about subliminal advertising, how movie thewatres used to flash "drink Coca-Cola" every few frames, so fast it was not picked up consciously by movie-goers, but succeeded in increasing concession sales? Who exactly is regulating the content of the tests? There should be NO marketing to children in schools. Like I said, the idea of national standards sounds so reasonable, but they way this has been implemented, and the HUGE amounts of money poured in ALL by companies that stand to profit from a "market" for and of EVERY schoolchild in America, makes this "product", CC and all it's related materials, tainted. Suspect. And you think you can send your child to private school? Most have to adopt CC, because the architect of the CC, David Coleman, is now the President of the College Board, and will be designing the SAT's to reflect whatever the hell he decided already should be the qualifications for college readiness. Do you see the levels of conflict of interest here? Oh, and Home-schooling. Pearson publishing has spent the last couple of years quietly accumulating a portfolio of on-line home school providers. Good luck figuring out which ones.
Jennifer April 23, 2014 at 09:32 am
Other "countries" have national standards, but most of the "countries" cited areRead More the size of one of our States. There is an International Baccalaureate that is common to western Europe, but it is also offered at (very few) high schools in the US. Why very few? Because it is much more rigorous than most "national" standards, including the common core.
CowDung April 23, 2014 at 09:51 am
What is your point, Jennifer? Do only small countries need educational standards? What is theRead More required curriculum for an 'International Baccalaureate' program at the high school level?
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Tracy Lee Nash April 23, 2014 at 09:20 am
no one is required to say "under God" it's just part of the pledge, if the parents don'tRead More like it, the kids can leave that part out. But don't have it removed for those who do like to recite it.
Bo Mullen April 23, 2014 at 09:21 am
Perhaps changing the wording to "one nation of believers" would solve the problem. ThisRead More country consists of many, many religions and belief's, atheism among them, we have Buddists, Hindu's, Muslims, Druids, Mormons and probably a lot more. Who's to say whose belief is correct, this country was founded just for these freedoms. The words "under god" is not for everyone. But believing in something covers everyone, even those who say they believe in nothing, as nothing is something. So stop these frivilous lawsuits and lets move on.
dlr225 April 23, 2014 at 09:31 am
The child does not have to say that part if it upsets them......shame on people who want to sue andRead More change things to suit their beliefs.....what about the people who do believe? Leave it alone or seek another country. There are millions that are proud of our country "under God".
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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.
Political PR Machine April 23, 2014 at 09:30 am
The "National Father's Day/Mother's Day Council " - sounds like either an attempt byRead More Democrats to give the appearance of something stupid, or the Republicans actually hiring a PR firm and doing something stupid... they just don't get it- the people have risen above the fray and are moving on without them. They can figure out their $18 trillion deficit without our help going forward.
John Kerwin April 23, 2014 at 09:31 am
I just hope his kids don't pick up his bullying and disrespect that he shows towards others. ButRead More after them watching him and seeing that he can do it without any consequences I don't see how they cannot turn out like him. We have a huge problem with bullying and studies show that it has an affect on children until at least middle age. Way to go Council you just let everyone know that bullying is an acceptable form of behavior.
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?
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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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Arthur Vecchiotti April 23, 2014 at 08:57 am
What is the big deal? Pull up the shirt and get on with it. Most Americans don't know how to dressRead More anyway - Europeans laugh at us all the time about our non-existent dress code. Let's face it, we dress like slobs most of the time.
J. W. MacMahon April 23, 2014 at 09:11 am
No NIPPLES... NO PROBLEM!!!
Gene Jones April 23, 2014 at 09:32 am
Surprised that anything was said to her. We went to WDW and had a woman behind us on Small World whoRead More was breastfeeding without covering up. We have no problem with breast feeding your baby - just cover yourself. It should be a private moment with you and your baby. A older man asked her to cover up. She was apologized to and is still whining. 15 minutes are up.
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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
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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 08:01 am
Read something yesterday about a Supreme Court vote on an issue in Michigan where AAP was inRead More question regarding college admission scores... All members of the Supreme Court voted in favor of the State except for one... Sonia Sotomayor, who is the first Latina to sit on the United States Supreme Court... who'da thunk it !!!!
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.
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?
Hookerman April 23, 2014 at 08:25 am
Hugh, you continue to be very amusing! I quote actual historical text, while you interject you ownRead More twisted interpretation, and then accuse me of trying to support my own dogma (which I haven’t even mentioned). Fact: The letter from the Danbury Baptists to Jefferson said nothing about taxes, going to jail, or moving west. Fact: The first amendment says nothing about the Church of England or an established church. It says; “establishment of religion”… noting more, nothing less. Fact: Jefferson interpreted this clause as creating a wall a separation between church and state (which courts have mostly supported throughout history) . Fact: The U.S. Constitution (the blueprint for our system of laws) makes no mention of a superior being, nor any specific religious belief, and does not recognize any power greater than “We the People”. These are facts, not interpretations as you are posting. As to your last statements; of course states had churches, that why people came to this country, for religious freedom. They were not government sponsored churches. They were not churches that mandated any type of law. They were churches that people attended entirely voluntarily, as they do today. What’s the point???