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Michelle Leeds April 24, 2014 at 08:40 am
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Thomas Alegi April 24, 2014 at 09:27 am
When was the last news article concerning Hamden's L/C meetings published in the Patch? Anyone,Read More anyone!
Jaimie Cura (Editor) April 24, 2014 at 11:24 am
Thanks for spreading a little bit of love, Michelle! I just came back from a funeral and was lookingRead More forward to seeing some kindness in the comments of this article, so thank you for posting the heart!
Carisa, the 14-and-a-half pound baby born to Burlington mother Caroline Ruscak. Credit: Massachusetts General Hospital
Nicholas Arzio April 23, 2014 at 11:36 pm
Beef cake!
Sunny in SD April 23, 2014 at 11:49 pm
Starting the diabetes early........
Socrates Cee April 24, 2014 at 12:24 am
Now that is something. Imagine how big this baby will be in a couple of years. He probably won'tRead More even fit through a regular door!
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Bowie Thelonius April 24, 2014 at 11:03 am
So because these two idiots were "popular" high school students this guy is charged withRead More murder? They broke into his home and invaded his sanctuary. I'd have have shot them myself. Two less future criminals.
Bowie Thelonius April 24, 2014 at 11:04 am
Oh yeah, home invasion is a crime. Too bad they didn't know that.
Pat Kittle April 24, 2014 at 11:23 am
"mystuy" -- Please don't play your stupid Race Card on us. Your precious Saint Trayvon gotRead More ultra-sympathetic media coverage NATIONWIDE for OVER A YEAR -- far more than these white criminals. And Saint Trayvon was a racist homophobic violent gangsta-wannabe, bashing Zimmerman's head into the pavement when he got shot.
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B. Dub April 24, 2014 at 09:57 am
Michael - the "progeny" vs. "prodigy" was an example that I was using for theRead More whole board here (or any other board). No, your post was fine and obviously I didn't misunderstand you. I was aiming that more at a lot of folks whom I truly can't understand. You just happened to be lucky enough to misuse a word and then accuse people of not comprehending what they're reading. As far as labelling me/us as woman-haters, again that was aimed at a few other people. And actually, if I am a troll, I just troll for the opportunity to rip on people for using sweeping generalities.
Jim baker April 24, 2014 at 10:25 am
Madam Secretary how'd that Arab Spring work out for you in Egypt? How'd that reset with Russia andRead More Putin work out for you and your boss? And most notable how'd that screw up in Benghazi where 4 Americans died as a result of your inept attention to detail occurred? Well I Guess you could be admired for flying around the World for 4 years and accomplishing... well .. nothing all but frequent Flier Miles all the while bring back that '70s style with the Pantsuit. Not to worry after all "What at this point difference does it make? Will the students query her on any of this? Probably not because she will be in her liberal comfort zone a BC and UCONN.
JJ Mclure April 24, 2014 at 10:30 am
she's a hag and a scammer
lmf59 April 24, 2014 at 09:16 am
Hello? Benghazi? It disgusts me that she has never been, nor will she ever be, held accountable forRead More the slaughter of Tyrone Woods, Glen Doherty, Sean Smith and Christopher Stevens. She looked the loved ones of these men in the eye and outrighted lied to them. Then lied some more to America and the world. She is a traitor, a liar, a manipulator, and blatantly evil. God help us all if the people of this country abandon every last shred of dignity we ever had and elect this woman to the highest office in the land.
Concerned Parent April 24, 2014 at 09:18 am
@lmf59. Don't forget WhiteWater..
lmf59 April 24, 2014 at 09:32 am
Haven't forgot WhiteWater, CP. I just take special offense at how poorly the heros of our militaryRead More are treated by those that currently hold high office. My flesh begins to crawl every time I think of what Hillary and Obama have done to the families of the 2 navy seals that gave their lives for THEIR colossal screw up. I believe there is a special place in hell for those two.
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nascarblue April 24, 2014 at 07:24 am
this "to me" is not funny, the swat teams are used for serious issues, hostage taking,Read More etc. to have a swat team called to a home behind a video game is stupid, these swat members are trained to save lives, etc. to be called to a home behind a video game is not funny, what happens if a REAL call comes in and swat is needed there, I hope they catch the idiot that called swat and he gets what he/she deserves
John Strother April 24, 2014 at 08:38 am
with caller ID they should be able to point to the caller. Sorry but an out of state telephoneRead More number should be a tip off.
Eddie April 24, 2014 at 08:52 am
The caller used Skype, via the Internet, and will probably never be found if he took certainRead More precautions unless he's running his mouth about this prank.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
Bob Zahm April 24, 2014 at 09:23 am
@Love All - not sure what comments were removed, but looking if they were anything like the racistRead More trash "monkey" lewis posts, they violate terms of service and should be removed.
Porter gladstone April 24, 2014 at 09:30 am
think monkey shud be left up.... great example of what people face. its obviouslyRead More meant as provocation. but if u leave it up--they only look like the jerk... should embarrass monkey more than offend anyone. they are obviously just a dope.
JJ Mclure April 24, 2014 at 10:33 am
the monkeys should stay in Africa
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 24, 2014 at 09:00 am
Why do I have a problem with the Gates foundation? I think I said it before. They funded theRead More organizations that wrote the standards. They funded the organizations that reviewed the standards. They fuinded every group that supposedly had "input" into the development of the standards. There is NO record of what the "input" consisted of, or if any of it was implemented. All we really have on record is the Content advisor for Mathematics, Jim Milgrim, prof. at Stanford, explaining why he refused to endorse the math standard. We have the English Language content advisor, Sandra Slotsky, explaining why she, likewise, could not sign off on the standards. And she explains that she has sat on many such committees before, in her role in developing Massachussetts very well-respected standards, and she said that this is the first time she was required to sign a non-disclosure. She said such committees are usually subject to "Sunshine" laws. These are specific people, highly qualified people, giving specific and detailed testimony. But you would rather keep pointing to the CC website vaguely referring to "how educators were involved".
Jennifer April 24, 2014 at 09:39 am
I looked at the Wisconsin link you provided, and it gave a list of teachers on an ELA standardsRead More leadership team. This was out of context, and undated, so I dont really have an indication that it had anything to do with reviewing the CC standards, but assuming you just didn't copy enough pages into the link.....thay could list every teacher in America, by name, school, and department. If there are no records of what, if any recommendations were made, leading to what if any changes to the standards, I dont really see what that would prove. And since, as I have said, teachers and administrators at the local level are presumably under a gag order - if their states have signed agreements similar to NY - I don't know how we can be expected to trust anything about the CC. As I have said, I have several friends from college and HS who have been teaching for 25 + yrs, and my sister-in-law is a Vice Principal at a highly-ranked school in a highly-ranked state - and they all, across the board, HATE the program and what it does to children. And you can read the standards, but you do not have access to the agreements the states have signed, and do not know what other , untried methods of teaching will be mandatory under the Core.
CowDung April 24, 2014 at 11:26 am
"And you can read the standards, but you do not have access to the agreements the states haveRead More signed, and do not know what other , untried methods of teaching will be mandatory under the Core. " ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: The Core makes it clear what methods of teaching are mandatory--NONE. The Common Core Standards do not mandate or specify any specific teaching methods. If states are mandating methods of teaching, it falls outside of the scope of the Common Core Standards.
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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.
Gregg L. DesElms April 23, 2014 at 02:39 pm
FOR THOSE WHO LIKE AMAZON PRIME OVER NETFLIX: Here's an interesting article from today (23 Apr 2014)Read More about how Amazon Prime just got HBO to stream at least some of its older content, plus "HBO GO," to Amazon's new Fire TV box, thereby making NetFlix upset because NetFlix (nor any other streaming service, including HULU) has never been able to get any HBO content; and so Amazon has scored a real coup! On the Fierce Wireless website | http://bit.ly/1i9J0l7 | Interesting.
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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.
nonoise April 23, 2014 at 05:49 pm
It is probly the parents that want to drop the charges, not the boy. They shouldn't. I don'tRead More know why they would want to drop the charges.
Peggy Prater Mcmillan April 24, 2014 at 11:01 am
Those boys need to be punished, if they are doing things like that, no telling what they will beRead More like when they are older.
Should plastic bags be a thing of the past?
Jean D. April 24, 2014 at 10:38 am
Another one-if the Oprah watchers can read.Read More http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2014/04/the-environmental-apocalypse.html
Gerald M. Gaynor April 24, 2014 at 10:43 am
Jean, its bad enough that this topic refuses to die from its own weight, do we really need toRead More interject someone as irrelevant and out of touch as Oprah into a debate about over-reaching government and lazy people who aren't bright enough to recycle and reuse on their own?
Thomas Paine April 24, 2014 at 11:21 am
Lessan Villa - Bravo. What I find astonishing is the contradictory nature of the bag-banners views.Read More One the one hand, if their kids' school suggested they were going to wash and reuse red Solo cups used in the school cafeteria or classroom, parents would be in an uproar about cleanliness, germ spreading and the simple ickie factor. Yet, these same people who are ostensibly concerned about hygiene will argue for banning bags (with negligible real-world carbon reduction) and the use of germ retaining, cross-contaminating reusable bags. Am I the only one that finds that contradiction maddening? Jean - Bravo for pointing out that our society has gotten soft and lazy where we are arguing about plastic bags while those in Ukraine are watching their country be pulled apart and those in South Sudan are watching hundreds of civilians be massacred simply because of who they are. This entire "debate" is sheer narcissism on all our parts.
The truck on fire after the crash. Credit: Ram Subramanian, @2RamSubramanian
Elizabeth Campo April 21, 2014 at 05:03 pm
taxi and 18 wheeler.... which lane is the right lane and how many lanes are there and as a guess theRead More right lane was the wrong lane. running out of gas at the wrong time and the wrong place can cost one their life.
Mineta San José International Airport. Wikimedia.
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.
mimi April 23, 2014 at 02:09 pm
There are two separate issues here. The first and certainly the most obvious is security failure.Read More The second is to determine what is in the best interest of the teen, as well as the public.. He needs a psych eval, at the very least. Then again, so does most of the public.
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Dee April 24, 2014 at 09:50 am
Paula, Pentecostalism is a cult!
lablover April 24, 2014 at 10:24 am
It would be nice to collectively SHUT DOWN DEE !!
Dee April 24, 2014 at 10:29 am
Easy, just stop responding or referencing me. But I think you like it.