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Jan 909 April 23, 2014 at 09:45 am
Not Funny, and the wasted manpower & money should be paid by the idiot who called ...
Bug McBride April 23, 2014 at 10:17 am
Agreed this is not funny, but this is not very common, as they are trying to make this out to be. WeRead More would be hearing more about it from major news organizations. The Long Beach police commissioner, has no clue what he is talking about. I hope they catch the guy who is responsible.
JJ Mclure April 23, 2014 at 10:17 am
it will
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
Political PR Machine April 23, 2014 at 09:41 am
Affirmative Action takes into account Race. It is discriminatory.
TT April 23, 2014 at 10:06 am
Personally, I'm tired of the racism in sports, where ONE race gets almost all of the attention. It'sRead More time for REAL change. Until sports reflects the multicultural face of America, nothing else should.
JJ Mclure April 23, 2014 at 10:18 am
outstanding....no more cutting in line.....finally the Supreme court has some balls
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 10:15 am
Jennifer: It doesn't bother me that textbook providers are involved with standardsRead More development--they are the ones that need to provide materials that meets the standards, so it makes sense that they are involved. Textbook providers get the same benefit whether we use Common Core or not. They sell books to schools. If schools use Everyday Math curriculum, they provide those books. If schools want Singapore Math curriculum, they provide those books. Have you actually read the standards Jennifer, or are you just parroting propaganda gleaned from various anti-Common Core websites?
CowDung April 23, 2014 at 10:17 am
"Very few have the ability to use critical thinking skills to analyze information. In fact, itRead More sometimes seems painful for them to think out of the box. Our students should be able to understand the reasoning that needs to be applied to find solutions, especially when it isn't exactly what they've seen before, so they can apply those skill to address the many issues they will encounter in the future. " :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: The Common Core Standards require critical thinking skills. It should be a great improvement over what we had previously.
CowDung April 23, 2014 at 10:21 am
"IF there were meaningful differences between the CC -"aligned" curricula."Read More Read the Standards, Jennifer. It really doesn't take much to develop curriculum that aligns with the standard. All of the traditional maths that we took as kids can be 'CC aligned' with minor adjustments--adding more 'story' problems to the mix would go a long way toward meeting the Standards.
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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.
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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.
Meb Keflezighi crossing the finish line. Credit: Boston Marathon
BH April 22, 2014 at 01:19 am
He's more American than you are old pizza, simply based on his words and acceptance of people asRead More opposed to your ignorance and cluelessness of what it means to be an American.
MikeA April 22, 2014 at 01:15 pm
As Hillary might say, "What difference does it make?" It's not like "we" wonRead More the marathon. He won the marathon.
Dennis Naughton April 22, 2014 at 04:10 pm
@old pizza: Tea Party talk.
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CB11 April 23, 2014 at 08:06 am
So we can dictate what children on the system will eat when they're in our care but we can't drugRead More test their parents to make sure a crack-hazed mom isn't in charge when we send them home to their care .... yep, makes total sense to me!
Bill the 1st April 23, 2014 at 09:43 am
Hopefully this means that my kid will get more choices some days than Chicken Patty, Popcorn ChickenRead More or Cereal Fun Lunch.
BOB I April 23, 2014 at 10:10 am
your kid gets what moochell deems healthy.
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.
My iPad has several e-reading apps. Credit: Danielle Masterson.
BookOasis April 23, 2014 at 08:27 am
As the local bookstore in Stoneham we believe there is certainly room for both. I can count on oneRead More hand the number of customer we have lost to strictly e-readers. We still have plenty of e-reading customers of all ages that buy real books. Children's books are especially popular as the experience of having your child/grandchild sit on your lap and read/look at the pictures/turn the page cannot be replaced by a hard, boring device. E-readers definitely have the advantage at the gym. We recommend the Kobo Glo or Arc for paperwhite devices: no ads, lightest weight device available, dozens of fonts and font sizes, notes, dictionary and the charge lasts at least 30 DAYS! Used books are more environmentally friendly: saves a tree, no batteries, recycles over and over again and is completely recyclable when at its end-of-life, and at least half the price of an average e-book. They are also more comfortable to hold as they are more flexible. Readers are more likely to finish a real book than an e-book because there is a physical sense of where you are in the book (only 2 more chapters - yay!). Finally, when you purchase an e-book you are telling a big corporation a lot about yourself, they track every title you VIEW or purchase. Privacy doesn't exist on an electronic device. You may also find that your purchases are more like loans; titles can disappear at the whim of the provider or if distribution rights are lost. Either way - we are so happy people are reading no matter how they do it!
Tim H April 23, 2014 at 09:26 am
@Anna, most e-readers do allow you to adjust the size of the print. Personally I use an androidRead More tablet with apps to read material. There's an Amazon Kindle app so you can get at eBooks on Amazon that you bought, as well as other apps for other media. My preference has been for subscription material such as local newspaper and magazines; books I prefer paper. Most of the time I read this site on my tablet as it connects to the internet through Wi-Fi. I have not researched the Kobo Glo or Arc that @BookOasis mentions. The drawback to most android tablets is that they have shorter battery life (need to recharge mine at least once a day), and screen is not very good in the bright sunlight.
Tim H April 23, 2014 at 10:05 am
Another thought -- text-to-speech on E-Readers. I have a few friends who like to read books, butRead More have trouble finding time in their busy schedules. One uses Books on CD to play them as he drives, but another has moved up to the latest technology by using text-to-speech on his Kindle (other devices may support this as well). When he commutes to work, he has his Kindle read the book with the text-to-speech feature until he gets to his destination, then he switches over to reading the book like normal. The Kindle keeps track of where he leaves off in the book no matter how it is read. Of course you need to determine if this is safe for you. Text-to-speech might not be good in heavy traffic situations, but it can keep your mind alert during a boring commute.
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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.
Keith Cumbie April 23, 2014 at 10:05 am
Dee honey, your God can blow me. I am under no obligation to follow the rules of your personalRead More faith nor am I obliged to harken to your personal translations of your holy text. Your beliefs are yours. Personally I think Fundamentalists such as you are a great and evil plague on society.
Archie Bunker April 23, 2014 at 10:09 am
Dee, die in a fire.
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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.
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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.
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Liz Pierce April 20, 2014 at 07:46 am
here's an easter tip....if you or your family wants a rabbit, get it from a shelter. and keep it forRead More life. there is a great website called rabbit.org with all sorts of information about taking care of house rabbits. happy easter!
Peg Carbone April 21, 2014 at 10:44 am
A wedding is a joyous occasion and meant to be a celebration. The song added to the celebratory moodRead More of their special day! It was a beautiful and memorable gift the priest surprised gave this couple. I do not believe Jesus meant for us to be so solemn although on certain days (I E: Good Friday) solemnity has it's place.
virgil earp April 21, 2014 at 03:42 pm
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Marty Field April 22, 2014 at 01:28 pm
What a wonderful addition to their wedding. The priests voice is so good! Music increases serotonin,Read More and is a part of church life. It is also good for the soul. I love to sign my praise for God!
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A Delargo April 21, 2014 at 04:25 pm
His new name is 'Big Stubbie' ! Yo
nitagregory April 21, 2014 at 09:33 pm
Cut off his penis?? It really was that small.he probably used tweezers to pluck it off like anRead More ingrown
BiteMeFanBoy1 April 22, 2014 at 03:27 am
Give that fool a DARWIN AWARD for taking himself out of the gene pool !
129 Nayatt Rd., Barrington. Credit: Zillow
Tom Badger April 22, 2014 at 08:21 pm
Nope PortaJohn when the voters mandate is followed through and not the wishes of the scammers andRead More their camp followers .
John April 23, 2014 at 08:34 am
So you mean this BOD's we have ..Now I get it, your saying when they get these anti-AmericanRead More tea-baggers to take the old perp walk! I gotcha.
Peter A. Filippi III April 23, 2014 at 10:20 am
To those of you who take pride in your integrity I have always been brutally honest in all that IRead More have written. As for the strip club incident in which my buddy and I were victimized simply because I didn't have a one dollar bill to give the girl in which I didn't even want to go there but to make a long story short I was given an apology by Mayor Macera and the town solicitor, all because of my local politics… The cops stole the key to my ignition, refused to let me call my house, and after being thrown down a flight of cement steps the rescue literally didn't put a finger on me. The next morning when my wife picked me up at the station we went to the emergency in which the doctor had to take an x-ray of my face to make sure there were no broken bones. You horrible people who fabricate the above statements may you one day wake up in world of your pairs, for you will indeed deserve it. As for the DUI, yes one night when I started my vacation, I drank too much but I did not drive me car. I started it to keep warm and tried to take a little nap in the parking lot of the lounge in which a cop car came by and pulled me in. Yes, I was wrong but even after having one too many I was still inclined to be thoughtful of my fellow man that I would not chance driving my car. That's it for me.