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Maggie April 22, 2014 at 07:41 pm
Ahhh...a stiff fine and a few months in a cell block should put an end to that prankster'sRead More "sense of humor"...
Eddie April 23, 2014 at 07:17 am
Wait until you hear who the "victim" was.
Steve East April 22, 2014 at 05:29 pm
Kinda like what Jim Snow did at my house! LOCK THEM ALL UP!
Sal Anthony April 22, 2014 at 07:19 pm
Losers
rudy2 April 23, 2014 at 06:38 am
and the tickets just keep going up and up and up! lirr clean up your own house and stop tacking itRead More on the riders! Where the hell is Andrew cuomo
Pat Richards April 23, 2014 at 07:21 am
@FlowerJasmine- You can't be wealthy and be a liberal. "The love of money is the root of allRead More evil" - Lord Byron
Theresa Flora April 23, 2014 at 07:23 am
Yay, such joy! Meanwhile we're still stuck with mediocrity and no fair way for parents to get theirRead More kids out of a public education system that's been failing (and indoctrinating) for decades.
Martin Bell April 23, 2014 at 08:33 am
Can some of you be more paranoid.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
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.
Maria Young April 23, 2014 at 08:25 am
Its about time. Now do the same in other states and in the state workforce too. Cleanup upRead More America, grow the economy? Thats a start, anyone running a business knows this. These people must change their culture, thats why they have so many failures and I am tired of hearing the same spin for 30 years.
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 07:45 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.
Jennifer April 23, 2014 at 08:14 am
About the "socialist" or "anti-American" aspect - I know what people are talkingRead More about, but I think there should be a distinction between anything you have seen so far, and CC. There are, to my knowledge, no CC social studies textbooks yet. It is the textbook publishers themselves (who helped write the CC and will produce all further materials anyway) that are twisted in this way. I HAVE noticed a little here and there, like when my daughter had to write and illustrate a children's book explaining, in simple terms, the 5 Pillars of Islam. And a couple of paragraphs on important muslim contributions to society in the middle ages, and today> I am cool with that, if she had also anytime during the year, produced a diorama of the nativity, or drawn and illustrated the Ten Commandments (which would hit two major world religions at once). But no. Jews, in SS at least, are known only in the context of the holocaust, although they do get air time in English through readings - about the holocaust. Christianity is also covered - as in, the Catholic church and the inquisition, and The Crusades - good or bad? Don't worry, they get a second bite at Christianity in AP US History, in "The Invasion of the Americas" (Out of Many - A History of the American People, AP edition, Pearson Publishing) This is the third sentence after title: "Armed men marched across the Caribbean Islands, plundering villages, slaughtering men, and raping women". Um, since when is the Caribbean even a part of the US, and why is it in a US history book? The Christian part comes a little later, when Cortez reaches Mexico, otherwise known as "The destruction of the Indies" in which it is revealed that the "brave Indian leaders and thousands of martyrs" were "no match" for "mounted warriors with steel swords". This is followed quickly a reading from Bartolome de la Casas, a priest who had "participated in the plunder, but later had a crisis of conscience" condemning the "greed and cruelty of the Christians". I guess they had to go that far back to find a time when they could portray Islam in such a Rosy light, and Christianity as a scourge upon the earth. Sure, bad things have been done in the name of religion throughout history. But with what Islam is like TODAY, maybe the crusaders had their reasons? I dont like ANY religion being taught in school, as such. Why should my child study the Pillars of Islam, if other religions - peaceful ones, say Buddhism, or fun ones like animist religions, get no airtime? Why? Oh, because Susan Armitrage wrote the book for Pearson, and Susan Armitrage is a prominent convert to Islam, and a prominent critic of Christianity and the west. The educational system is already skewed. School boards dont actually read the textbooks they order, unless there are complaints, and honestly, I didnt notice either until the CC thing came up. Then I said "What the hell is this?"
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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.
Should plastic bags be a thing of the past?
Justin Time April 23, 2014 at 07:07 am
As far as leaf bags..keep using them. I tried the paper bags and they laid out for pickup for weeksRead More on end. When they finally were picked up, most were rotted out at the bottom and had to be cleaned up AGAIN. As far as shopping bags..maybe, but replace them with something disposable.
Lorraine DeVita April 23, 2014 at 07:43 am
Neither of our dogs are particularly enthused with walking on a leash in the neighborhood-they doRead More however enjoy "free runs" on the beach or playing in the back yard. It is what your dog is used to, has been trained to do , feels comfortable with and enjoys.. My contention is aside from the plastic bag issue (which I think people need to look to the future and what the effects these bags are going to have for the next generations), is dogs AND cats peeing on my lawn/property.. leaving "burns" from owners walking them and not controlling the dog to pee in the street. You want to walk your dog fine but do so by being responsible and cognizant that home owners don't want your dogs on THEIR lawns.
brookhavenconfucius April 23, 2014 at 08:16 am
Town of Brookhaven picks up plastic bags...only SUCKERS, buy and use paper bags. THE TOWN VIOLATESRead More IT'S OWN CODE ! Town of Brookhaven, NY SANITATION - eCode360 ecode360.com/8593252‎ Paper bags shall be deemed "authorized private receptacles" for the storage ..... provision contained in § 45-12 of the Brookhaven Town Code, any person or ...
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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.
Arguendo April 22, 2014 at 01:50 pm
Or like Glen Cove had, which Port Washington benefited from via the 69kV feeder under HempsteadRead More Harbor, which LIPA/PSEG decommissioned.
Diane Pomerance April 22, 2014 at 02:10 pm
PW RES April 22, 2014 at 02:26 pm
There is a TONH Board Meeting tonight at 7:00 pm. They allow for public comment on basicallyRead More anything for the first 1/2 hour. You can leave right after. I hope more people will come tonight then last time - we need to show them that we will hold them accountable.
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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.
Sen. Charles Schumer and North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth. Credit: TONH
Bob Rabey April 21, 2014 at 12:10 pm
Have any of you ever tried to contact Chuck Schumer? Anyone been successful? I've tried many, manyRead More times over the years, but it's become apparent that this "career politician" just wants his mug in the media.
Arguendo April 21, 2014 at 03:54 pm
Chuckie Photo-Op wants your check to clear first.
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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.
George April 21, 2014 at 12:45 pm
What happened to Garden City in Garden City Patch? No Real GC content. Has it been downsized?Read More
knee jerk April 22, 2014 at 03:51 pm
George: Local news for Garden City can be found in the nearby Roosevelt Patch.
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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.
Luis Guevara-Henriquz, 26, of Hempstead, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child. (Photo: NYS Police)
Carol H April 21, 2014 at 07:07 pm
The following comments are not meant to be construed as being an advocate for teen /under agedRead More drinking, just a personal observation: 1-When I was in HS in the 70s kids aged 13-18 were drinking in their own homes or in parks while parents were out for the eve or weekend. Nothing has changed much there, IMO. 2- my mid + 20 something kids have told me stories of parties in HS where the parents were not only home, but would buy beer & hard liquor (multiple flavored vodkas) for huge parties for their kids & their friends. They would sometimes party with the under aged teens as well. ( not one of my kids were "allowed" to drink before 21 yrs old. Nor in my home, nor at family functions. I wasn't with them every moment of the day to enforce this.) This is nothing new & if you think it is you are delusional. There are good & bad parenting styles. 3- I was once shown Facebook pictures of a 16 yr old local boy loading a few cases of beer onto a party bus for Jr Prom, using a dolly, so tell me that the bus driver was unaware. Perhaps stiffer penalties are needed for the bus drivers, to include the bus company and check ladies purses for drugs & booze smuggled in. Again, some parents are real a------- when it comes to this but some of us are responsible and teach their kids hoping & praying that they do the right thing despite peer pressure. 4- all of my children use taxi service, designated drivers or the train when they wish to drink legally (mid to upper 20s). They were taught at an early age never to get into a car with anyone they felt may have been impaired and so far have called me on 2 occasions to come get them at 2 or 3 am when this was so. God willing they will stay safe. Parents are the first line of defense, but stiffer laws are needed for bus companies & idiot parents who think it's a right of passage. Talk to your local elected officials!
Joe C. April 21, 2014 at 07:53 pm
Big Party Bus leaving from Massapequa after the Junior Prom Friday Night on its way to NYC Saturday.Read More Joanna P. is the organizer and her fool of a father Tony P. is the signer. Let the lawsuits begin !!!! Good Luck !!!!!
Penquin April 21, 2014 at 10:55 pm
You want the drivers eyes on the road or eyes on the kids. Let the parents pat down the kids beforeRead More they get on the bus. Leave the driver alone
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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!