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The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
Arnibah Vanst April 22, 2014 at 09:28 pm
MESSAGE TO THE BLACKMAN AND WOMAN It is time for you to take your que from Farrakhan and stopRead More begging the whiteman to do for you what you can get up and do for yourself.Black people bring in over a trillion dollars a year in income.What are you going to do with that money?Unite and form your own reality.
Bobtwo April 22, 2014 at 10:35 pm
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 22, 2014 at 11:06 pm
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.
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.
Rufus Jackson April 22, 2014 at 10:43 pm
EVERYONE knows that common core is the invention of the socialist from Kenya. This is how theRead More obamindoctinzation begins! Once our schoolchildren will be exposed to this hell known as common core they will begin echoing the chorus of the DC elite. Praising Obama and his muslim agenda. I discussed this already in my blog: Cruz Control, below. http://waukesha.patch.com/groups/cruz-control-blueprint-for-gop-to-take-back-usa/p/uncommon-core_7436728e http://waukesha.patch.com/groups/cruz-control-blueprint-for-gop-to-take-back-usa/p/things-im-looking-forward-to-in-new-government-shutdown
Gary Tobin April 23, 2014 at 12:58 am
Susan Harris - You make good points a very very large percentage, nearly all, of CCSS supportersRead More speak about how high the standards are, how important it is to prepare the kids for college and career (the Gov. stopped using global career ready). This all sounds so good but I feel, the state Boe, the local BOE, the communities and the parents must know A-Z. Lets pretend the standards are right on the money, they are perfect, remember I'm pretending. Do you accept that the CCSS are copyright by a corporation and no, absolutely no state or district can deviate from them? Does it matter that corporate America is behind the whole CCSS? Does it matter to you that the kid's data (every piece of information) collected during a child's 12-15 years in school are maintained and sold without approval from parents or child? Are you ok with the claim from every Gov. level that states were part of developing the standards and this is far from the truth? Do you wonder why so many corporations are spending millions of dollars on the implementation of the CCSS. Are you concerned that next year, in CT., the Fed. Money is all dried up for CCSS and moving forward is all on the state and district? Are you at all concerned about the U.S. History books, in line with CCSS, are so anti United States and Pro Global. CCSS Are the standards and all the new text books are in line with CCSS, I'd say the curriculum is CCSS. Do you know the stress the teachers are under to get the kids to pass all the CCSS test? The teachers are coached and supported (unofficially) to teach to the test, "everyone wins when the kids pass the test". I'll add, Gov. Malloy is proud to say, if teaching to the test raises the kids test scores so be it". Corporate America is behind the wheel on this machine and it must be stopped. So again pretending the CCSS are OMG good. It's a whole package you just can't take a piece and forget about the rest. I could go on forever but these are the few pennies of the 100s I have to offer. I feel every documents and the front page of all CCSS should read - WARNING: PARENTS NOT ALLOWED PASS THIS POINT, YOUR KIDS ARE NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS..........
Lee Jacobsen April 23, 2014 at 01:03 am
Common Core makes sense, and ensures that the teachers are teaching our kids something besides theirRead More conception of what education really is. Standardized scores are the only way to determine if the students are learning anything. In Detroit, we pay the teachers 500 dollars a day, and achieve a 10 percent graduation rate, kids can make more money off of the welfare system rather than stay in school . At least with standardized tests, we can see where the problems are, what we are learning , and what is not learned. A good idea would be to do what the rest of the world has been doing for decades, go to a year round school year, the kids are not needed for the harvest in the summers anymore.
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tenth district April 22, 2014 at 03:38 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 03:46 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 06:10 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 12:10 pm
They want government to raise our children, not parents.
Tom Hollman April 22, 2014 at 01:41 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 03:42 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.
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B. Dub April 22, 2014 at 09:13 am
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 10:30 am
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 03:42 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 22, 2014 at 09:03 pm
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 22, 2014 at 09:27 pm
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 22, 2014 at 10:05 pm
Was the elderly employee only in his 50's?
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bg robbins April 22, 2014 at 08:39 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 12:28 pm
Just another argument for KOSHER hot dogs..... All of the great taste and NONE OF THE CRAP !
Bill Harvey April 22, 2014 at 02:04 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 21, 2014 at 11:30 pm
Father to many married to none and in case Ya all wondered Im really well hung
B. Dub April 22, 2014 at 08:34 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 01:52 pm
If this is a think tank, someone should change the filter.
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Marilyn Halpin April 21, 2014 at 07:58 am
@M- Your Apple device is a closed system which would make it really hard for it to be hacked. YouRead More are more likely to be exploited through a Phishing scam where you get an email that looks like it is from a trusted company telling you there's a problem with your account (it could claim to be your bank account, Apple account, Amazon or credit card company, etc) once you log into their fake site they ask for personal information like social security numbers, credit card info, etc. The other thing we see in regards to email accounts being hacked are poor passwords and using public wifi. Hope that helps a bit.
Marilyn Halpin April 21, 2014 at 08:00 am
Here's a post we did on setting up Find My iPhone. I recommend having this turned on even if youRead More don't take your iPad outside the house. You can also use it to find your iPad in the house if you are absent minded like me ;-) http://mac-fusion.com/setting-up-and-finding-your-mac-or-ios-device-with-find-my-iphone/
M April 21, 2014 at 04:33 pm
@mailyn, thanks! I appreciate the info. What do you know of or think about yahoo messengerRead More app....pretty safe to use??
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grace April 21, 2014 at 04:53 pm
uh@ jj you know that how?
grace April 21, 2014 at 04:54 pm
lol had no idea they ,as in your dild*, were more than 50 bucks thx @ jj
Status Quo April 21, 2014 at 08:21 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 04:46 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!
andy fischer April 20, 2014 at 07:09 am
Venice Local, I knew somebody would some day find something antithetical in the bible.
nonoise April 20, 2014 at 08:03 am
Change the noise law LA Municipal Code Chapter 11, Article 5, Section 115.02b. Remove theRead More "exemption" for churches. http://highlandpark-ca.patch.com/search?keywords=i+am+a+noise+victim
sklogw April 21, 2014 at 01:19 pm
Eggs have special powers? Sounds like witchery to me! I like how it all gets spun into somethingRead More religious based;)
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A Delargo April 21, 2014 at 01:25 pm
His new name is 'Big Stubbie' ! Yo
nitagregory April 21, 2014 at 06:33 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 12:27 am
Give that fool a DARWIN AWARD for taking himself out of the gene pool !
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Ted Buchanan April 21, 2014 at 04:47 pm
Who has even heard of these stores? Didn't Aaron Bros.go under in 1987? Who wants to take the timeRead More to hack into these accounts? Dummies that shop there don't have any money! Low-brow and low income customers who bring in their 5 screaming kids ( 4 are obese!) And their parents let them terrorize the rest of the shoppers. Free babysitting while Mommy orders an extra large Slushee for Remo and his ADD. Why ? Parents weren't parented either. Or its considered cute as Jr. has his meltdown with sticky chocolate fingers ! Count me out...
yourusmcboyelvises April 21, 2014 at 09:20 pm
you elvisees need to grab a par and march on the lilly house and drag those obummers and smoldens toRead More the streetskies for some real justskies. before icks too lakes.
Scott Peterson April 21, 2014 at 09:44 pm
Security is a deterrent not a preventative measure. There is no way to be secure from everyRead More possibility because it is impossible to even conceive of every possibility. Instead we try to secure against the threats we know of through experience and those we may anticipate through inference extrapolated from those experiences. The businesses are naturally and rightly profit driven and things that do not directly and or immediately hurt the bottom line do not get priority funding. Thieves too are profit driven though they are less regulated than business and in general face more personal risk than businesses typically do toward realizing their bottom line. Due to the actual few distinctions between the thief and business the thief must be the more resourceful of the two and thus more innovative. Security is always going to be a reactionary means of preventing theft. The proactive means to prevent theft are to accept there is no absolute security and otherwise either too expensive, too harsh, too time consuming or some combination of those. Considering how long humanity seems to have dealt with the issue, one might think we would have tried all of the available variables and figured it out sometime during the last 5000 years through trial and error. Oh wait, we have. Communities where the moral code is instilled in the population from cradle to grave coupled with punishment, justly applied, for infractions have almost zero crime and it costs them almost zero dollars. Face it folks, we're all hippy freaks living in/on a commune we call Earth. Continually spending good money over top of bad as our orthodox approach has required over the centuries has only produced more crime and or prisons. This implies more crime/prisons is the goal if you THINK.
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ANTHONY April 22, 2014 at 06:44 am
May he never see the light of day again.
Stephen Mckeehan April 22, 2014 at 07:09 am
Sad to hear life cut way too short eye for a eye hopefully he gets whats coming to him in prison
BassGreat April 22, 2014 at 09:27 am
For those of you observantly too clueless, Citrus County is 95.05% white, votes Republican in local,Read More state and national elections. Presently, Republicans hold all seats on the Citrus County Commission. In addition, the per capita income for the county is listed at $18,585. Nearly 12 percent of the population lives below the poverty level and close to 9 percent of families below the poverty line. So, instead of trying to bash the president and what he stands for, how about taking the time to realize the error of your ways and correcting the lies you continue to spew and believe on a daily basis. You just might find out that you've been voting against your interest for all of the wrong reasons; bigotry being one of them.
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Steve April 20, 2014 at 09:37 pm
Ya can't beat'em, eat 'em
Mad as hell... April 21, 2014 at 09:08 pm
What...an....A^^hole...I would have kicked the shit out of him until I couldn't move anymore thanRead More kicked him again.
Steve April 21, 2014 at 09:11 pm
What would you do to this guy?Read More http://abcnews.go.com/US/miami-face-eating-attack-lasted-18-agonizing-minutes/story?id=16458696
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jan sultan April 19, 2014 at 06:14 am
Im with those of us who want local news or no news from the Patch. Really, how did this happen?Read More How do we bring pressure to this? Vote with our feet?
Omar Monroe April 20, 2014 at 04:29 am
Lol @ Tony Jones
Kc Heller April 20, 2014 at 06:11 pm
that's why he has that smirk on his face............ iq of 10