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Conservative Underground April 23, 2014 at 12:27 pm
I love how they use a ten year old photo of the old fart. Yeah, she'll be fantastic as president,Read More just look at how good a job she did as Secretary of State. The Russian Reset is great, Libya turned out fantastic, the mid-east peace process is humming along, Syria is awesome, backing the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt really worked and boy nobody flew more miles than her. Hillary really rocks the pant suit and the spokesperson from the State Department could not name one tangible success from her turn as Secretary of State. But yeah Derrick, she'll be one of our finest presidents.
Scott Peterson April 23, 2014 at 12:36 pm
In light of the divisiveness the Former Sec State imparts, her running would be counter productiveRead More to easing tension in a polarized electorate for no appreciable gain. Maybe instead of hiring the old tried and true, we are in need of something completely new. After all, the old tried and true is how we came to be where we are. In light of the apparent discontent with the system as displayed among the population, there seems to be the basis for agreement that where we are leaves a lot to be desired. I would never presume to suggest whom one should vote for, I do however presume to say that unless honestly considering the options without regard to bias, casting the vote does more harm than good. Need evidence, watch our City Council members vote on issues of which they have no real understanding. When asked about an issue they were to vote on, the City Planner had to rescue the Council by saying that the confused looks on their faces means he should explain it. I knew the answer before I asked the question, I was merely testing the understanding of those who were to decide the issue. Being unable to articulate the issue in their own words gave the appearance that those whom decide the fate of the rest of us had little if any idea what they were voting on. That there is a video record of the exchange suggests that the future may be able look back and laugh or cry depending on how that future turns out to be perceived by those living with the results of the votes cast today.
Hamburger April 23, 2014 at 12:54 pm
Here we go....
Time on our side April 23, 2014 at 12:28 pm
@Christie, I'm sure the LBPD keystones & commissioner "tagalong" all banged in for theRead More full 8 hours of overtime at our expense so I would feel too sorry for them.
Time on our side April 23, 2014 at 12:31 pm
*wouldn't
Hamburger April 23, 2014 at 12:55 pm
Did he really suggest that the perpetrator did this to earn swatting points? Dumbass. Anyway, theyRead More might be able to find the perp
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Tony Royer April 23, 2014 at 12:09 pm
We all know Brian Slurpie posted this !!
nitagregory April 23, 2014 at 12:29 pm
Wheew... just when i thought.I had major issues
Doubleclick April 23, 2014 at 12:54 pm
Wow, yea what happened to sending a large order of Domino's over? There's an app called TwitchRead More where you can watch other people's games. Do that for a half hour and marvel at the scale of vulgarity. Few things can match the intensity of an angry nerd.
rudy2 April 23, 2014 at 06:38 am
and the tickets just keep going up and up and up! lirr clean up your own house and stop tacking itRead More on the riders! Where the hell is Andrew cuomo
robert harison April 23, 2014 at 08:46 am
Where's cuomo he's to busy trying to give free college tuition to illegal aliens with his dream actRead More .so give that up.
Massa April 23, 2014 at 11:03 am
What a loser. He deserves more than a year, but glad he didn't get away with it. What sucks is howRead More he disgraced his family over this. He had a good job, just a greedy person.
eatingdogfood April 23, 2014 at 10:01 am
Ditto. And bust up the teachers unions.
Nicholas Vernola April 23, 2014 at 10:18 am
Other states are so far ahead of NY in education, but the propaganda of the teachers union, alongRead More with NY Slanted statistics make us pay more and get less
Eugene Falik April 23, 2014 at 10:38 am
It is truly shocking to see the "know nothing" nonsense displayed here. This article justRead More seems like an excuse for every nut to rattle about his/her own pet peeves. And what is more amazing to me, is that those who seem to take the most "conservative" or right-wing positions are most exercised about one of the most blatant atempts at intruding on students' personal liberty that we have seen in a good many years. For those who don't know what it was, inBloom would have put students' most personal information out on the Internet for any hacker, or corporate data miner to see.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
Observor April 23, 2014 at 11:03 am
One of the primary reasons blacks lag in admission to elite colleges without affirmative action isRead More that a disproportionate number of them come out of horror show urban school systems where they are trapped by an unholy alliance of the teacher unions and the Democrat party. The DTC keeps the unions working regardless of incompetence and in return the unions bankroll the DTC with their members' dues money. Affirmative action is just a way to paper over that "inconvenient truth."
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.
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.
CowDung April 23, 2014 at 12:48 pm
Funny how you don't accept the Common Core website as a source for what Common Core is, but you willRead More cling to everything you read on blog sites dedicated to defeating Common Core... It's not an opinion that local schools have control over curricula--it's a fact. Contact your local school board and ask them about it. What exactly is there to 'succeed' at? We are talking about meeting a set of standards--testing will indicate if the schools either meet the standards or they don't. The tests are not intended to determine if the standards themselves are a success or not.
Jennifer April 23, 2014 at 12:50 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjxBClx01jc&app=desktop
Fred Austin April 23, 2014 at 12:53 pm
"We mock what we don't understand - Dan Aykroyd. I have noticed those who complain or opposeRead More Common Core Standards have one thing in common; they have never actually read the standards. If they did they would know that it is the state who determines how to integrate the standards into their existing standards. http://www.corestandards.org/ The Common Core website provides links to each of the 44 states Department of Education websites which provide information about how the standards are being implemented, assessments etc. http://www.corestandards.org/standards-in-your-state/ The Michigan Department of Education link is http://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,4615,7-140-28753_64839_64848---,00.html or http://www.michigan.gov/mde How the Common Core standards are taught, the curriculum developed, and the material used by teachers is led entirely at the state and local levels. At the most basic level all educational standards are the learning goals for what students should know and be able to do at each grade level in order to move on the next level.
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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.
Should plastic bags be a thing of the past?
Carolina Lewiston April 23, 2014 at 10:40 am
Costco items are bulky and heavy. They cannot fit in plastic bags without ripping instantly. I doRead More not need to carry reusable bags with me. There are plenty of "recycle your plastic bags here" bins that can be used. Its another way for stores to make money by charging you for reusable bags and soon plastic bags. Ikea does the same thing and forces you to buy their blue bags.
CAPICU April 23, 2014 at 11:14 am
OMG I can't believe this; I just saw a plastic bag, float across my office window. It mocked me forRead More a few seconds, as it nonchalantly hovered in midair, taunting me with its bag like features. And just as it came, it quickly vanished from my view. It’s probably hovering its way.... to its next victim.
Frank Esposito April 23, 2014 at 11:48 am
CAPICU, was that bag mostly white with 2 loop holes for convenient carry- ability? If so, it justRead More blew by my window now. This could be the first signs of a zombie-like outbreak. I wish I had shared the rage and anger for plastic shopping bags like others here did. I feel any life lost during the coming attack of the plastics bags rest on my shoulders now. God forgive me. God forgive me!
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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.
Kimberly paruch April 22, 2014 at 09:08 pm
Eddie you work for NASA ? It's real so you can say I'm crazy .... White lines are not clouds ! TheyRead More are NOT contrails there chemtrails full of poison !
GLENN April 22, 2014 at 09:51 pm
Walk for this, jump for that and the CEO's of the non profits take most of the money….Read More Kimberly, I agree lets al walk to STOP CHEM TRAILS!
Kimberly paruch April 23, 2014 at 08:26 am
Chemtrails are slowly killing all of us ! And I can't blame you for not knowing , because I didn'tRead More until last spring ..... I was in my yard and watched the jets fly back and forth up and down white lines all over the sky ..... And I felt like I was being attacked , now I know I was right we are !
Mineta San José International Airport. Wikimedia.
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.
robert April 22, 2014 at 06:56 pm
All the vermin that commit these crimes know that the Nassau county cops are the hide and go seekRead More police force...
Massa April 23, 2014 at 11:39 am
It makes me sick that these clowns steal and vandalize property that we all work hard for, but itRead More pisses me off even more that I don't see anything being done about it. I know we are all getting sick and tired of living in a county that has the highest taxes in the Country.I am getting real sick of getting crap service for our tax dollars. Nassau PD needs to get some real supervisors and get their police officers on the ball. First thing is real roll calls at police precincts. second is no more free meals where guys take advantage of businesses, I see these guys all the time at these places and don't pay a cent, sounds like corruption to me. Third is no more police booths or hanging out in firehouses.... WTF is that all about? Nassau firehouses have bars in them. The three cars hanging out bullshitting for hours has to stop.thugs are committing crimes and nothing is getting done. As far as dangerous precincts in Nassau, I will say the 1st and 5th are busy and have the most danger. Those officers should get the respect they deserve. It is sad that the other precincts don't give the community that they serve the respect they deserve.Walking in the door and making 150.000 dollars a year without overtime is pretty nice for the area's they work.I am sure city guys would take the city salary to work with less danger in nice areas everyday.
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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.
George April 21, 2014 at 12:45 pm
What happened to Garden City in Garden City Patch? No Real GC content. Has it been downsized?Read More
knee jerk April 22, 2014 at 03:51 pm
George: Local news for Garden City can be found in the nearby Roosevelt Patch.
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grace April 21, 2014 at 07:53 pm
uh@ jj you know that how?
grace April 21, 2014 at 07:54 pm
lol had no idea they ,as in your dild*, were more than 50 bucks thx @ jj
Status Quo April 21, 2014 at 11:21 pm
'John B' April 21, 2014 at 05:14 PM... be a swimmer and do not sunk. Feed you body and mind toRead More survive.
Luis Guevara-Henriquz, 26, of Hempstead, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child. (Photo: NYS Police)
Carol H April 21, 2014 at 07:07 pm
The following comments are not meant to be construed as being an advocate for teen /under agedRead More drinking, just a personal observation: 1-When I was in HS in the 70s kids aged 13-18 were drinking in their own homes or in parks while parents were out for the eve or weekend. Nothing has changed much there, IMO. 2- my mid + 20 something kids have told me stories of parties in HS where the parents were not only home, but would buy beer & hard liquor (multiple flavored vodkas) for huge parties for their kids & their friends. They would sometimes party with the under aged teens as well. ( not one of my kids were "allowed" to drink before 21 yrs old. Nor in my home, nor at family functions. I wasn't with them every moment of the day to enforce this.) This is nothing new & if you think it is you are delusional. There are good & bad parenting styles. 3- I was once shown Facebook pictures of a 16 yr old local boy loading a few cases of beer onto a party bus for Jr Prom, using a dolly, so tell me that the bus driver was unaware. Perhaps stiffer penalties are needed for the bus drivers, to include the bus company and check ladies purses for drugs & booze smuggled in. Again, some parents are real a------- when it comes to this but some of us are responsible and teach their kids hoping & praying that they do the right thing despite peer pressure. 4- all of my children use taxi service, designated drivers or the train when they wish to drink legally (mid to upper 20s). They were taught at an early age never to get into a car with anyone they felt may have been impaired and so far have called me on 2 occasions to come get them at 2 or 3 am when this was so. God willing they will stay safe. Parents are the first line of defense, but stiffer laws are needed for bus companies & idiot parents who think it's a right of passage. Talk to your local elected officials!
Joe C. April 21, 2014 at 07:53 pm
Big Party Bus leaving from Massapequa after the Junior Prom Friday Night on its way to NYC Saturday.Read More Joanna P. is the organizer and her fool of a father Tony P. is the signer. Let the lawsuits begin !!!! Good Luck !!!!!
Penquin April 21, 2014 at 10:55 pm
You want the drivers eyes on the road or eyes on the kids. Let the parents pat down the kids beforeRead More they get on the bus. Leave the driver alone