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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
jo April 23, 2014 at 10:26 am
news reported the cost was at 100,000 and they can trace the caller.. he should be prosecuted andRead More pay the 100.000 it cost
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
A lawsuit filed April 22, 2014, challenges the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. File photo
David Montgomery April 23, 2014 at 09:06 am
Our Founding Fathers thankfully understood that our rights are derived from God. Read theRead More Declaration of Independence. The Constitution protects citizens from a hostile government. Our rights do not come from government or a document. The same government that has been trampling all over the Constitution. Why? Because we allow them to. I will always be a champion for God (that is God with a capital G). You can continue to believe what you want to believe and should you choose to make justifications for your sins, that is your prerogative. I will continue to be a God fearing man and am so thankful that I surrendered my life to Jesus Christ years ago and he changed me. Good luck and God bless you all.
Mike April 23, 2014 at 09:21 am
There are no gods or Gods, therefore there is no sin, David Montgomery. Our founding fathersRead More did not believe that our rights were derived from the same god that you believe in. Our constitution was written during the enlightenment. Enlightenment "theology" dictates that the god of the enlightenment was a supernatural being that set the universe in motion and then left it to itself. This is a far cry from your god who concerns itself with the kind of fabric you wear or whom you have sex with. And finally - the founding fathers were wrong too. There are no gods, no supernatural beings and no laws that come from non-existing supernatural beings. What you call your god's laws are rules that were made up by middle eastern goat herders 3,000 years ago.........the very same people that I would guess that you would a major problem with if they tried to come into your country and make laws that you had to abide by today.
jMichael April 23, 2014 at 09:24 am
David Montgomery: You are woefully unfit for responsible citizenship. Although our rights andRead More responsibilities as persons may, as the founding fathers believed, derive from Nature's God, our rights and responsibilities as U.S. citizens from the U.S. Constitution. This Constitution means precisely what SCOTUS says it means at any given time.
Indicted former DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis. (Patch File Photo)
twin oakley April 23, 2014 at 08:52 am
"It’s beginning to cost this county a lot of taxpayer money" ... welcome to DeKalb!Read More (Burrell Ellis, Crawford Lewis, Derwin Brown... greed, violence and corruption in government = $$$$$ for taxpayers.)
David Brown April 23, 2014 at 09:32 am
Twin, you were probably referring to Sidney Dorsey, not Derwin Brown. Dorsey was convicted ofRead More assassinating Brown in 2000.
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.
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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.
Briarcliff residents are invited to a meeting April 22 to discuss the next step in efforts to form a city. Credit: Briarcliff Initiative
Keith Hanks April 21, 2014 at 11:13 pm
For those looking to learn more about cityhood or help be part of cityhood founding this is a goodRead More meeting to attend. Briarcliff will be involved with other events over the next few weeks. Looking for additional opportunities to meet with neighborhoods + local businesses to walk through the cityhood process, including watch is known and possible pathways moving forward.
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.
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Ellen April 20, 2014 at 09:26 am
I think you are wearing rose colored classes. The best teachers are leaving DeKalb. Just thisRead More week, found out five superstar teachers from our high school aren't coming back. None retiring, most leaving for other systems. Three are in hard to fill subject areas and all three were also certified to teach AP classes. So perhaps things are better, but there is still soooo much fat at the central office and so many friends and family that things are still pretty darn bad. Also, the tutorials that he bragged about have been implemented differently at every high school I have researched. I think he is full of hot air. (And so do most parents who really understand what is happening._
Kirk Lunde April 20, 2014 at 03:15 pm
Ellen, I completely agree Mr. Thurmond is full of hot air. I am aware that teachers continue toRead More leave the system. I am also aware the teachers being hired are not of the same quality as those leaving. I don't blame any teacher for leaving if they can secure a job which pays more. Not everything is great yet and the district has a long way to go before the Superintendent's goal of becoming a "model urban school district" is realized. It won't happen before he leaves. However, the fact remains the district is in better shape and moving in the right direction. When you are at the bottom of a pit, it is still dark when you start to climb out. DeKalb County Schools have hit the bottom and have begun the climb.
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.
Tap into Georgia is the theme for this spring’s popular Dunwoody Beer Festival, which will be held at Brook Run Park in Dunwoody.
TimD April 22, 2014 at 10:14 am
dunwoodybeerfest.com should update the site, it still has info from 2012 and the FAQ's are just aRead More message telling people there will be no beer fest this (2013?) year.
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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.
Stephen McDaniel. Bibb County Jail mugshot
Roger Jasso Jr April 22, 2014 at 09:32 pm
Whew Nothing is Impossible!!! That is what Infinity is...
Gale April 23, 2014 at 09:01 am
What's scary is knowing this monster will be eligible for parole in thirty years.
Gale April 23, 2014 at 09:04 am
Jessie James---------He's not off the streets for good. He's eligible for parole in thirty years.Read More Kinda make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, don't it?
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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.