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SA April 23, 2014 at 11:40 am
Whatever happened to just “ding dong ditch” … or even just playing outside? MyRead More dad bought me the 1st Nintendo but every day we were still skating or surfing and rarely playing video games. Freaking losers …
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
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.
A lawsuit filed April 22, 2014, challenges the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. File photo
jMichael April 23, 2014 at 11:05 am
Chris P: 1: please cite the "Old Testament" passage that explicitly defines marriage asRead More exclusively man+woman. 2: please cite a minimum of three passages in the 'new testament' that do the same. 3: please tell us why Scripture has any bearing wharsoever on the rights of a U.S. Citizen. 4: please cite the passage in the U.S. comstitution which explicitely outlaws sin. 5: Finally, please defnd your implicit suggestion that appeals to the courts are a) absent of robust debate, and b) an inappropriate mechanism for advancing the rights to which U.S. Citizens believe they are entitled. ... ... ... We eagerly await your responses to these challenges.
Jane Ayres April 23, 2014 at 11:58 am
You say we read the Bible to hear God's Word. Is that the only way to know God's Word? I believeRead More God is still speaking. Are you listening?
jMichael April 23, 2014 at 11:59 am
Jane. A beautiful comment. Thank you.
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.
Handcuffs. Credit: Patch file
twin oakley April 23, 2014 at 08:44 am
Oh my. People, you need to actually watch the video and comprehend the story before commenting. TheRead More name of the school IS the Alpine Program. It's a regional program specifically for children with emotional and behavioral issues. It is already heartbreaking for a parent to place a child there, but to think that the child is treated as a criminal and the general public thinks that's ok, is a kick to the gut. More on the Alpine program, courtesy of a 4 second Google search: Georgia Network for Educational and Therapeutic Support The Alpine Program is part of the Georgia Network for Educational and Therapeutic Support (GNETS). GNETS was established by the Georgia General Assembly in 1972 to provide educational services for students with severe emotional/behavioral disorders. Alpine is one of 24 GNETS programs across the state of Georgia, and serves the 13 local school systems in the Pioneer RESA area, as well as Forsyth County. Center-based classes are located in Gainesville and Carnesville. School-based classes are located in Union and Rabun Counties. The Alpine Program is an educational service, providing students with quality academic instruction integrated with therapeutic and behavioral support. Referrals for the Program are made through the student's local educational agency.
Bridgett Milam-Crooks April 23, 2014 at 08:56 am
How are cuffs "criminal"? Dont you think the context of the situation is paramount overRead More the tool?? They weren't used to punish but to protect. To protect the outburster as well as others. Just as a harness and leash on a toddler isn't treating the child "like a dog", but allowing for the child's safety as the first priority.
OnceWasAnnie April 23, 2014 at 11:46 am
Handcuffs for a child who kicked someone. Hmm. Maybe leg restraints would have been better.
NeNe Leakes of Atlanta on "Dancing With The Stars" with pro partner Tony Dovolani. Credit: Leakes' Facebook page
David D April 21, 2014 at 10:29 pm
yawn
David Brown April 22, 2014 at 07:57 am
I'm with you David D. I never watch the show.
Atlanta Rocks April 22, 2014 at 11:48 am
NENE IS NOT FROM THE CASCADE AREA!!!! Nor is she from SW Atlanta or even Atlanta for that matter!!!!Read More Why all the Nene Leakes news?? At least give us Kandi Burruss news, she went to school in the area and lives off Cascade. Is it just our Patch site or have they all gone downhill?
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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.
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.
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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.
Stephen McDaniel. Bibb County Jail mugshot
Robert Homer April 23, 2014 at 10:59 am
His disgusting act deserves the death penalty or life with a chance for parole . If we are luckyRead More another inmate might take care of the prolem .
jimmy a faircloth April 23, 2014 at 11:02 am
life in prison is to good for this low life he should be tied to four horse and pulled apart thisRead More would be more fitting to life with parol in 30 years..
Cynthia Nettles April 23, 2014 at 12:39 pm
I'm so sick of bleeding hearts thinking that prison is good enough for these psychos! I just do notRead More understand the mentality that if we, as a society, condone the death penalty that we are somehow barbaric, sick or vengeful. What is wrong with you??? Do you really think it makes us a better society for continuing to support people like this killer for the rest of their lives? Do you understand how much money that costs our country EVERY DAY? I understand that perhaps you feel that there are some innocent people sitting in prison right now and, for those few, we need to be cautious in exacting final justice. However, this psycho admitted that he did it...described it in detail...he is guilty...there is no doubt about that. Furthermore, there is NO...let me repeat that...NO help for him. There is no amount of rehabilitation, no drug, no shock therapy, no surgery, no magic drink...NOTHING...that will help him or change him. I have worked in a correctional setting for many years...with some of the worst criminals in history...(who, by the way, have since been executed)...I have seen them on a daily basis, talked to them, listened to them, watched their daily actions. Trust me when I tell you, there is NOTHING that will change them and I have not lost one second of sleep over their executions...in fact, the opposite is true...I sleep better knowing they are GONE...gone permanently...not just 'put away' for a while. I understand that you think you are being compassionate...you are not. It is a service to society, in soooo many ways, to be rid of them. THEY are the true animals...let me take that back...they aren't even animals...I have two dogs...they have never hurt anyone...I value their lives more than any one of these sick individuals. I can't call them people, I can't call them animals...both are above what they are. There really is no name for it...but I will assure you...they have NO place in society...even in an incarcerated society. Judge me if you will...call me harsh if you must...my opinion comes from seeing and knowing...and you can take my statements how ever you wish...but I know what I know...and you can take that to the bank.