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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
Col. Philip R. Sheridan awards the Distinguished Flying Cross to Alfred Patrick Murphy. Also pictured is Pvt. James Stevens of the 176th Military Police Company, Michigan Army National Guard, Murphy’s grandson. (John Swanson/US Air National Guard)
Donna Hoffmann April 23, 2014 at 09:50 am
Mr Murphy, thank you for your service. We are deeply indebted to men like you. My dad flew in theRead More eighth Air Force as well. I'm happy to read your story. I'm glad those involved were able to resolve our unpaid gratitude.Thank you sir for a job well done.
A convicted killer went on an hour-long tirade in which he blamed others for his fate during his sentencing Monday before Judge John Hulsing, who threatened to silence him with duct tape. (Screenshot: WZZM video)
RON Ostrodamus April 23, 2014 at 01:18 am
You would think as one gets older their spelling would improve. The other day I typed sight insteadRead More of site. I am not about to delete and retype a comment over one word though I did not feel confident with that spelling immediately. At least you remember that series. Did you know the real judge Bean was not really a judge. I am thinking about writing a story about a mayor who was not really a mayor.
Lee Jacobsen April 23, 2014 at 04:12 am
Duct tape keeps the world together. Both of those low lifes deserved duct tape, and a lot moreRead More misconfort. We always seem to forget the victims. Both killers should be hung from their necks with duct tape....they don't deserve life.
K. Scott April 23, 2014 at 08:44 am
Silence is golden. Duct tape is silver.
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.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
The Village Malcontent April 23, 2014 at 08:53 am
This decision is really about the right of voters in a state to amend their own constitution, notRead More affirmative action. I do think we have gotten crazy with the issue though, because it's not that minorities are claiming their race prevents them from gaining admission to college just elite colleges, apparently. If you want an education you can get one and just like white people who don't get in to elite colleges they go elsewhere and make the best of the situation and themselves. No one ever hears ,of the less than qualified admissions to elite schools , how many of them actually graduate and in what time period. Does anyone wonder how this affects the so called benefited individual? It may well be they continue to have chips on their shoulder for years and years.
Bob April 23, 2014 at 09:49 am
Good job Cookiepro!
Love All April 23, 2014 at 09:58 am
Village,,, just because a majority of people vote / decide to do something does not make it right orRead More constitutional. Having diversity in all settings is not a bad thing,, especially if that diversity reflects the actual make up of the community. The voter approved ban on gay marriage in Michigan will be overturned because it's unconstitutional,,
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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.
A generic form of the tranquilizer Xanax was reportedly found inside a plastic egg a 4-year-old received at an Easter party at Huron Park Elementary School in Roseville.
Jamie Adair April 22, 2014 at 01:58 am
Someone needs to pay for this.
Southpaw April 22, 2014 at 01:23 pm
Kids can't even have fun anymore without parents having to worry if something's going to happen toRead More any of them. Some a-hole obviously thought this was funny. Hope they find out who did it.
Bob April 22, 2014 at 03:44 pm
Ironically, the parent taking the Xanax probably aint feeling worried... Good job by the parent whoRead More was paying attention to their child!
In an email, embattled Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano encouraged supporters to attend an invitation-only event at a Detroit union hall Monday. (Patch file photo)
gary grabowski April 18, 2014 at 11:09 am
He has the support of kwame Kilpatrick.
Marc Spiritus Colter April 18, 2014 at 12:02 pm
He sure has the nerve and ego plus money from friends in high places. He is a crook, corrupt, badRead More judgement, liar, thief and probably more deadly sins. I will never vote for him and only a complete moron or someone he buys off will vote for him. An absolute nauseating creature. Ficano must go .
Rich Margittay April 19, 2014 at 11:40 am
Being responsible for the demise of Wayne County, only here can thugs like Ficano, Kwame, and BennyRead More get reelected. The trio is just in it to enrich themselves and their pals.
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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.
These are the faces of juvenile arthritis in southeast Michigan, from left are Jordan DeLore, Taylor Gray and Logan Bry. (Photos submitted)
Taylor Carter April 22, 2014 at 09:21 am
Has anyone here looked into topical pain management to fight arthritis pain? These prescription painRead More gels provide relief when and where you need it with no side effects or pills. I highly suggest looking into it. If you want to know more, please ask or look up A&R Pharmacy. They answered all my questions and got me on the path to living normally again.
michelle April 22, 2014 at 10:51 am
I had a virus a few years ago (around age 30) that gave me symptoms like arthritis and the docsRead More treated me with arthritis meds while the virus did it's course. Anyway, it was miserable. My joints were swollen and painful and I also thought this is only supposed to happen to older people. I couldn't imagine having it as a child knowing it progressively gets worse. that has to be tough. I only dealt with it a few weeks and it went away. :-( Those kids are tough! I hope they find better treatments.
Steve Utash is still unable to distinguish reality from delusions nearly three weeks after he was attacked by a mob on Detroit's east side, his family says. (Go Fund Me photo)
RON Ostrodamus April 22, 2014 at 01:21 pm
Thugs AND racists. These are terms excusing those who drop down to the level of mob, or what I wouldRead More describe more as pack behavior found in the animal kingdom. Society has failed to deal with this problem for centuries. It just tries to define it with labels. That these monsters still exhibit the same behavior in the courtroom conclusively defines this as a hate crime. The scary part is that someday they will be turned loose to do whatever they please. A good reason to carry protection in the world these creeps inhabit.
RON Ostrodamus April 22, 2014 at 01:44 pm
Add that as "Cummings" brandished a handgun at Utash before shouting "I am going toRead More kill him" underscores the need for stop and frisk no matter the outcry that this is discriminatory in a mostly African American neighborhood. I am sick and tired of seeing the race card played when public safety for ALL is as stake. I would take being frisked over being beaten, or shot to death anytime. That sensitivity and better police training is needed in these situations is a given. I am sure all citizens living in a high crime area would prefer extended police powers to more crime.
Racer Boy April 22, 2014 at 05:57 pm
I TOTALLY agree on "stop and frisk" policies. But, all citizens living in high crime areasRead More DO NOT prefer extended Police powers. As a matter of fact, they hate the police, they refuse to "rat" on those criminals that inhabit their neighborhoods, they work to stymie crime solving. You clearly have spent no time in the jungles of Detroit or you would not have made that statement.
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.
How well do you think Michigan schools are performing? (Patch file photo)
Joan April 23, 2014 at 01:08 am
I am sorry to say that many parents are unaware of the current situation in our MI schools. ManyRead More parents are unaware of the Federal program being implemented in our schools, called Common Core. When I started to review the curriculum and the assessment testing is occurring, it became evident that students are being tested to the test and the classroom grades don't even matter. Parents also need to be aware. Also the students private data, along with their parents specific data is being collected outside the district. The school curriculum is being modified, and is inappropriate in many ways. I have suggest everyone start researching Common Core. From my perspective MI and Northville Schools are headed in the wrong direction!
Tamara April 23, 2014 at 01:18 am
Agreed Joan - please check out this FB page: Northville MI Parents for Educational Excellence
Bob April 23, 2014 at 09:43 am
Not sure what everyone is smoking here.....i sit down EVERY nite w/ my daughter on her elementaryRead More homework. It is challenging and the school / teachers doing great job. She has art, fieldtrips, sports....will be well prepared for college...and yes, this is a public school. I am not a teacher like my parents...but I did go to Stanford and stayed at a holiday inn.
Marium Wilke April 21, 2014 at 05:41 pm
Our patch was at it's best when we had someone that followed what was going on in the city..WeRead More didn't have to blog...I don't want to blog..We need an editor that will kerp on the politics and major issues that are going on in Dearborn...This patch has fallen to the way side..Not as informative as it once was...We are a very changing city with alot to talk about..Very dissapointed in the chage of the patch..
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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.