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Rich Smith April 22, 2014 at 11:20 pm
Right Vinnie, we can put that money into treatment of kids that get fed weed spiked cookies likeRead More they are doing in Colorado.
Declan Harrison April 23, 2014 at 06:30 am
Can we please re-focus here? A cop was SHOT. This is no place to start arguing the pros and consRead More of marijuana legalization.
J Mac April 23, 2014 at 06:52 am
Great idea. Let's set up a drug buy in a congested shopping center? Who the hell thinks up this dumbRead More sh!t? Honestly? Thank God no one got killed over a 400.00 weed bust.who do we give the Retard of the Month award to?
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
Bobtwo April 23, 2014 at 01:35 am
It's about time. In my opinion the affirmative action ruling has destroyed the higher educationRead More system in this country, A college diploma is not worth the paper it's written on any longer. In the old days the cream was allowed to raise to the top as the saying goes and that way you insured that you had the best. That is what made this country and its educational system so good. Eventually the minorities would have been part of that cream and would become the best of the best.
Porter gladstone April 23, 2014 at 02:06 am
2 observations: race in my opinion is not a disadvantage. poverty is. and poverty affects people ofRead More all colors--so colleges can take into account challenges in life--but being the son of michael jordan shouldnt grant him an easier admissions process simply because of skin pigmentation. 2) people also need to understand that the system in place does in fact result in diversity that we should all want. New Yrk Times about a year ago ran an article on peter stuyvesant high school--an elite school in manhattan that changed it admission policy to strictly merit. the result was 1 black student 95% asian. 1% hispanic 3 % white. Im not really sure that is a desirable outcome either. going to college is not just about attending bio 101. its interacting with a diverse student body that can also be considered an education. Colleges should not in my opinion adopt a strict meritocratic admissions process--- hardship , poverty, challenges should be considered. I get why people dont want racial preferences-- but i also get why people may regret what they wished for.
dwayne roberson April 23, 2014 at 07:02 am
Affirmative Action was the Planners foolhardy attempt to fix racism with racism. It is indicative ofRead More a pay back attitude apparent in Holder and Obama. This does not advance the actual state of equality. It does perpetuate the bitterness that the race industry and Democrat party rely on for power. A return to colorblind meritocracy is all that can really be fair and equal.
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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 07:10 am
The Core is developmentally inapproriate in the younger grades. It expects abstract thinking beforeRead More children reach the age where they are capable of it. It expects written paragraphs in math, in first grade. Stephen Colbert does a great piece on the common core teaching children important skills for the workplace - math, and passive-aggressive not writing. Then the core plateaus. It slows down particularly in STEM subjects. Right now, the students being "field tested" in the upper grades are forced to take the math standard for their GRADE - even if they took Algebra two years ago. Thats just stupid. If you are not testing what they are taught, why test? Also, how does ANY standardized testing help individual students and teachers? The test is given around now. Then it is field trips and movies and Shakespeare's birthday party the rest of the year, then the scores come out in the summer. The teachers will not have the same students the next year. The PARCC test does not even break the test down, so teachers can know that the students they had last year did badly, but they wont know on which sections or why. The kid does not have a 'diagnosis of deficiencies to be worked on" follow him (not that they ever did), so how does it help the kid? How do they work on areas they are shaky on, if they are n ot told anything other than "you failed" or "you are not proficient"
Jennifer April 23, 2014 at 07:45 am
Also, colleges are weighing in. Stanford has been very vocal in saying that the common core does notRead More prepare anyone for a STEM major in college, certainly not at stanford. But other colleges, even community colleges, are worried, because by defining a common core diploma as "college and career ready", they are REQUIRED to offer credit-bearing courses to anyone carrying a CC degree. But they have seen the standards, and believe that those students who complete the minimum CC standards, will still require remediation, but now they will have to offer credit for it.
dwayne roberson April 23, 2014 at 07:52 am
More top-down Progressive Central Planning from Washington prigs and cronies. Heaven forbid we allowRead More freedom and choice for kids and parents. In the documentary Waiting For Superman I can still see the desperate faces of the parents trying to win in the charter school admission lotteries. Central Planning is also devastating the country in economics, health care, energy as well as education. The bigger the Government ... fill in the gap. There is a methane emission problem from Washington.
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Martin B. Brilliant April 23, 2014 at 07:25 am
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion ..." meaning that noRead More government within this country should favor "God" or any particular god over any other, or over none. On the other hand, "... nor prohibit the free exercise thereof," meaning that if we as a nation want to say "under God" in the schools, as an exercise of the majority religion, no law can stand in the way. These two clauses in the First Amendment effectively cancel each other out. Both sides have Constitutional protection. You can argue it forever and never reach a conclusion.
john cuzzo April 23, 2014 at 07:36 am
you have every right to move to another country where you won't be so offended. take the littleRead More girl that sued her parents with you. IF IT WEREN'T FOR LAWYERS WE WOULDN'T NEED LAWYERS....
Don Chauls April 23, 2014 at 07:57 am
I was in high school when the words "under God" were added to the pledge. At the time,Read More like many thoughtful teenagers, my ideas on religion ranged from wanting to devote my life to it to believing that there was no such thing as God. I really did think about those extra two words. But whenever I was in my agnostic or atheistic mood, I did feel very uncomfortable saying them. I often skipped them as I mumbled the pledge with the rest of my class...My conclusion: School should be a place of refuge. Young people should not be made to feel uncomfortable about their religion or lack thereof. It is an appropriate place in which to think about and discuss issues, including highly controversial issues. But it is not a place where youth should be intimidated into pledging one's allegiance to something one does not believe. If there is one student in America who feels uncomfortable with the "under God" phrase, it should be removed from the pledge.
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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.
Clay Thomas April 22, 2014 at 08:38 pm
I guess when you swoop in NJ Medivac chopper to see your kid's baseball game on the taxpayers' dimeRead More that makes you some kind of Hippo-Dad! What a complete loser!
Cik Bast April 22, 2014 at 09:48 pm
If half the folks in Temecula had a Dad like Christie, 50% of the residents wouldnt be whineyRead More welfare bitches.
ED April 23, 2014 at 07:34 am
Why? What did he do? This council basis on Who you are? What you know or can do for me? How popularRead More you are? How rich and power you have? All picks were what the panel considers famous. We all know how famous kids turn out.
Steve April 22, 2014 at 09:44 am
Who cares?
Leaving April 22, 2014 at 02:10 pm
Ditto! Bunch of self-obsessed people who are completely out of touch with reality.
DingDong April 22, 2014 at 09:48 pm
WHO CARES?? This show and these ladies make me (and many others that I know!) feel embarrassed toRead More tell people that I live in Franklin Lakes! People think that all FL women are that superficial and do nothing with their lives. How sad and wrong.
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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.
Sally G April 21, 2014 at 08:37 pm
Wait a minute! First, I did not think debtors’ prisons were constitutional. Second, would thisRead More not come out of the 65% of wages? And is it not better to rack up the $10 a day charge and be able to work than to languish in jail? What is going on here?
icar12 April 21, 2014 at 10:15 pm
LOL, he's upset with the government taking 65% of his income. I guess that no one realizes that theRead More government/IRS/taxes take at least 65% of the income from "law-abiding" citizens as well.
Dennis Martinez April 22, 2014 at 07:17 am
According to the article the guy is paying $2000 a week or 65% of his income in child support.Read More $104,000 to the ex-spouse a year in child support. Child support is based upon gross income and is not tax deductible. This is a sum far in excess of what the average Joe pays and a good reason not to father kids in NJ. It sounds to me that the law is making so called law abiding citizens criminals.
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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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tnjranch April 23, 2014 at 12:03 am
Must have been a flat chested female who complained.... remember folks, "Never look down onRead More anyone unless you have a good view of the cleavage"..... And where in hell did all these religious creeps come from? What's religion got to do with staring at her cleavage anyway?
Brian Kari April 23, 2014 at 12:27 am
can all the religious people go away? the story was about some girl at Disneyland, who apparently,Read More according to some older Disney employee found whatever she was wearing on top, inappropriate. unfortunately, Melissa, large chested women do have a tendency to slide out of some types of clothing, and you may not have even noticed. The "older guy" might have been trying to do you a favor. Just a hunch, from an old guy (who used to have a very large breasted girlfriend.)
John Mark Sappenfield April 23, 2014 at 01:05 am
Was the elderly employee only in his 50's?
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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.
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
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qW6oPp0LtMI
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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dbwells April 22, 2014 at 06:53 pm
Please let them patrol wherever you think necessary. Send some more into Toms River in the JamestownRead More apt area, a few con's just got released from jail so I'm sure they will be back at it soon.
Alex C April 22, 2014 at 10:35 pm
TR: Did you suffer a seizure when you wrote that? Because it wasn't even legible.
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 !!!!
Portent April 22, 2014 at 10:20 pm
Neat to watch the hubristic Hugh hoist himself once again upon his own petard. Neither history norRead More historiography is dispositive regarding the debate over religion and the existence of a supreme being. The contention falls more productively within the bailiwick of philosophy tout court, Socrates rather than Clio, poor man. As for your faux lesson in the semantics of "mutual subjugation", I knew exactly what I meant when I used that phrase, namely that people of color and women were both subjugated by white males in Colonial America. Try consulting a dictionary once in a while, where you will find that 'mutual' means "having the same relation each toward the other: to be mutual enemies," as well as "of or pertaining to each of two or more; held in common; shared: mutual interests" -- the latter definition denoting the meaning I correctly conveyed to a literate interlocutor, alas not you, Hugh.
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?