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The KKK flyer distributed around Fairview Township. Credit facebook
J Leland April 24, 2014 at 03:15 pm
KKK breaks into a few homes and then comes to the rescue. An age old strategy.
Sean April 24, 2014 at 05:01 pm
How do you really know they are up? They could be sleeping underneath those capes. I would thinkRead More you would wear something more scary like a Michael Myers of Leatherface mask, thought would work better I would think.
Bob Wadas April 24, 2014 at 06:29 pm
Democrats started the KKK also, democrats also were the only opponents of the civil rightsRead More legislation !
Carisa, the 14-and-a-half pound baby born to Burlington mother Caroline Ruscak. Credit: Massachusetts General Hospital
Socrates Cee April 24, 2014 at 12:24 am
Now that is something. Imagine how big this baby will be in a couple of years. He probably won'tRead More even fit through a regular door!
Alison McArty April 24, 2014 at 11:35 am
Sunny do you have any scientific information whatsoever to back up your asinine comment?
erin greisch April 24, 2014 at 01:11 pm
Thank you Alison I was thinking the same thing....
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Steve April 24, 2014 at 06:32 pm
Yea leave 'em in a wheel chair to learn their a,b,c's all over and be sued to the ground in civilRead More court.
Steve April 24, 2014 at 06:52 pm
He' down and you turn your back, he has enough left to pull out a gun and shoot you. ARead More "kid" that kills as low as 14 I think will be tried as an adult.
Peter Maldoof April 24, 2014 at 06:55 pm
Break in My House and I catch you will welcome death!!!
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paul April 24, 2014 at 06:31 pm
Tim, You are correct, and I owe you an apology. I was mistaken in my initial belief that you hadRead More posted in the past. However, I do not see how your point about background checks shows my ignorance of the law as I did not not address the issue of background checks prior to obtaining a permit. Please re-read my comment. I commented on Frank's point about law-abiding citizens going bad after getting a permit. How does this show ignorance? Moreover, by stating that you (mistakenly by me) and the others are "trolls" is not name calling or juvenile in the playground sense. I was not implying that you or the others have the looks of a troll or are homeless and live under a bridge. "Troll" as used by me is an acceptable internet term referring to those who purposely disrupt conversations with inflammatory remarks, and one is not immune from being a troll simply because he is an Independent living in Paulding County, GA.
Bridgett Milam-Crooks April 24, 2014 at 06:43 pm
No person "trolled" this stream, but laid down facts and opinions based on facts, over andRead More over again. Your bias toward or against posts that differ from your opinion and beliefs, doesn't make the other guy a "troll". Your virtual pats on the heads of the two you agreed with, neither stengthens their position or discredits the "trolls". Dave and Tim, if there was a fact checker keeping score today, you gentlemen would be on top. Intelligence always shines over fear and emotion.
Michael Hipp April 24, 2014 at 06:52 pm
Here's a challenge. By the way, I own a gun. I don't think it should be legal to carry it aroundRead More with you everywhere you go because people are idiots... all people are idiots at times and idiots with guns are dangerous to my life. I say that your right to own a gun doesn't supersede my right to life. Show me that your right to own a gun somehow protects my right to life and I'll drop my argument that you shouldn't have them in a bar.
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Michael Hipp April 24, 2014 at 02:54 pm
I don't disagree with you that we're becoming less and less a free country but it's wrong to blameRead More democrats alone. It wasn't dems alone that passed the patriot act. It hasn't been dems alone that have been re-uping it since it was passed the first time. On how bad Hillary will be as a president. Every president is bad in some ways. Reagan raised taxes more than a dozen times. Bush took us to war on two fronts with no way to pay for it. Clinton signed DOMA and DADT. Obama gave away the farm in order to get the Affordable Care Act passed. Papa Bush said that atheists shouldn't be considered Americans. Sure Hillary will be a bad president in some ways.... they are all bad in some way. I can tell you this much though, any president is going to be a worse president when the publicly stated goal of the opposition is to obstruct that president at any and all opportunities. The dems did it to Bush. The republican'ts are doing it to Obama. It's like Palestine and Israel, they'll fight to the death out of spite and habit, neither one of them knowing which one threw the first punch and not caring because winning is the only goal. What America needs are citizens that go into government for the good of the country instead of the good of their party.
Michael Hipp April 24, 2014 at 03:03 pm
Oh, one last point on your last post B. Dub. "Hillary presidency combined with a DemocraticRead More Congress." Ain't gonna happen. Republicant's have gerrymandered the states to absolute death. They have the House for the foreseeable future and they have a good chance at getting the Senate. I can't guarantee you who's going to win in 2016 but I can very well guarantee you that no one party will take executive and legislative branches, both.
PAUL April 24, 2014 at 06:57 pm
who the hell cares?????????????????
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John Strother April 24, 2014 at 08:38 am
with caller ID they should be able to point to the caller. Sorry but an out of state telephoneRead More number should be a tip off.
Eddie April 24, 2014 at 08:52 am
The caller used Skype, via the Internet, and will probably never be found if he took certainRead More precautions unless he's running his mouth about this prank.
Bob West April 24, 2014 at 06:20 pm
@ eddie, I wouldn't mention any specific phone-calling service in case any other arseholes areRead More looking for tips. But for better or worse, those calls are traceable. They have "add-ons" that can fool your friends, but certainly not the NSA. BTW, that phone service was bought by Microsoft a couple of years ago- so much for any illusion of confidentiality. By using it, you "opt in" to give up your privacy, just like with G-mail. Using a computer to make a prank call is a dumb move in itself. Any computer transmits a wealth of information. Non-smart phones are a lot less traceable than anything else. Have you ever seen how many items advertisers and other web sites use to uniquely identify your computer? They can't tell your name but track your unique computer. It's called "computer fingerprinting." As soon as you give your name at a web site they track, they've got you. Check this site sometime to see how unique your computer is-- https://panopticlick.eff.org/ .... I suspect that nobody's putting much effort into tracing this call, because in the big scheme of things, they've got more serious things to deal with. (Unfortunately, unlike our local PDs.) Shame this idiot got so much publicity from his crime. I think the glorifying news "perp walk" should be stopped in virtually all cases.
Jeffrey Van Ngo. Gwinnett County Detention Center mugshot.
SUNKEN SUB April 23, 2014 at 07:53 am
* UP SCOPE ============================================== I guess he Ngo's now, that's a bad hairRead More day. ============================================== Down Scope
Steve Brooks April 23, 2014 at 08:29 am
How much was he offering????
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
Jimmy Vierwepps April 24, 2014 at 06:33 pm
And the law
Jimmy Vierwepps April 24, 2014 at 06:36 pm
I am a whole hearted support of the United States Supreme Court and my 1st amendment right to sayRead More what I said because I support Cheif Justice Robert, But he and his group is dangerouslly Silly. Inner City Education where the teachers promoted a theory if I get one child to college after 13 years I have done my job the educational system in this country was built to make you a servent not a thinker. In a class of 30 that teacher and teachers focus on just one. I believe if he/she focus on 29 being able to read and write do math, understood science, then she did her job and still had work to do one was left behind. But let thanks President Reagan for giving us the Preppy look.
Jimmy Vierwepps April 24, 2014 at 06:38 pm
THE TRUTH SHOULD BE FLAG AS inappropriate
A lawsuit filed April 22, 2014, challenges the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. File photo
Michael Hipp April 24, 2014 at 01:56 pm
Okay Chris. So the ten commandments that we follow are the ones that say don't covet yourRead More neighbor's ass... which means no capitalism since capitalism is built on envy. How exactly are America's laws built on that particular 10 commandments again? NEW PARAGRAPH The second point that I made, which you call an insult, referred to your assertion that you should be able to vote on my constitutionally guaranteed marriage rights. That's not an insult, it's a challenge to you to explain to me why you think you should get to vote on my marriage rights, or in other words, if you can vote on my marriage rights, why was I never afforded the opportunity to vote on your marriage rights. NEW PARAGRAPH The last point I made originally directly countered your assertion that a gay judge shouldn't be allowed to rule on an issue that involves homosexuality. My assertion was that your idea is stupid because what you're saying is that no heterosexual judge should be able to pass judgement on any issue involving heterosexuality... which would mean that we could only have inter-sexed judges. What part of that was an insult to you exactly? NEW PARAGRAPH Now to your assertion in your last response where you tell me that I (who is my friend btw? I know nobody here) I have a mental disorder because I insult you when you come at me with facts. You are just going to have to explain that one to me.... it makes absolutely no sense. I didn't insult you and I don't know of any facts that you've come at me with.
Chris P April 24, 2014 at 06:23 pm
@Michael Hipp 1. You've somewhat misinterperted the meaning of that commandment. While to covetRead More something would be to desire or to want something this commandment goes much further. The meaning is more closer to wanting or desiring some thing to the point of behaving in such a way that would unjustly benefit you at someone else's expense. There is nothing wrong with wanting to better yourself or better your lot in life so long as it is not done in an unjust manner. 2. When you attempt to redefine something as major as marriage to fit a narrow need, do you not think it would be appropriate to have everyone weigh in on this? 3. You did not understand what I stated. The Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court was, by her own admission, considered an activist in the gay marriage movement. However she was straight. The point is that she favored a favorable outcome, was not impartial, therefore she should have recused herself. 4. The response this will be interesting. Perhaps I should not have used the word "disorder" as it has a negative connotation and this thread is about marriage and not about the idea of being homosexual. Not meant as an insult and apologies if it was taken that way. I heard it here and in other discussions that those who are gay claim they were born that way. So in layman's terms my conclusion would be be that your brain is "wired" differently than others. Would we be in agreement with that?
Michael Hipp April 24, 2014 at 06:48 pm
YOU: ". You've somewhat misinterperted the meaning of that commandment" ME: Oh please.Read More Dude, don't try the interpretation thing with me. For, literally, any verse you can bring up in any holy book, I can find you ten people with ten different opinions. It says don't covet - we covet as an economy - that's MY interpretation and I know just as much about the bible as any laychristian alive. YOU: "When you attempt to redefine something as major as marriage to fit a narrow need" ME: Bullshit. The meaning of marriage has been in continual change since it's inception. It used to be about cementing property rights only, no romance at all. The woman used to be property of the man. And guess what, there were Church sanctioned marriages between men 1,000 years ago. Get off your high horse about heterosexuals owning marriage - it's a flat out lie. YOU: "You did not understand what I stated. The Chief Justice of the Massachu" ME: Considering that you said something I misread - this is granted to you. That makes no difference though. Marriage Equality is written into the constitution of the United States in more than one amendment. If it hadn't have happened in MA then it would have happened somewhere else. YOU: "perhaps I should not have used the word "disorder"" ME: I am a human. You are a human. That's all that needs to be considered. Your brain is "wired" differently than mine and it's "wired" differently than everybody else on the planet. Your brain is as unique as your fingerprint. Do not talk to me about differences because the whole human experience is a spectrum of feelings/thoughts/experiences. We are different in a million ways and we're the same in a million ways. That your sky daddy tells your that I am worthy of death is, literally, the only reason that you make a big deal out of it. Homosexuality is as natural as heterosexuality in every respect. When you show me what it is about your brain that makes your heterosexual then I'll show you what it is about my brain that makes me gay. You are no more normal that I am, you're no more abnormal that I am. FINAL WORDS: I hope that I got across on the gay thing how deeply I feel that it's much to do about nothing.
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 24, 2014 at 12:20 pm
Gary's post is full of falsehoods.
CowDung April 24, 2014 at 12:22 pm
"Agreements or addenda" are not part of the Common Core. Again, if states are doing theirRead More own thing by adding stuff or agreeing to do something different, it isn't Common Core.
Millsey April 24, 2014 at 02:46 pm
If it's on the internet it must be true? A small group of parents make up some "facts" andRead More post it on random news sites. So it must be true? I'm in favor of trusting the actual sources of the program over a blog that someone created because they are afraid of their kids getting a better education.
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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.
Gregg L. DesElms April 23, 2014 at 10:36 am
TO MICHAEL BRENNICK: Leftist, Democra... WHAT? You think Comcast is part of the so-calledRead More "liberal" media (which, by the way, doesn't even exist)? Are you freakin' KIDDIN' me? [shakes head in disbelief] Wow. The FOX NEWS CHANNEL should be held criminally liable for what it has done to your brain.
Gregg L. DesElms April 23, 2014 at 02:39 pm
FOR THOSE WHO LIKE AMAZON PRIME OVER NETFLIX: Here's an interesting article from today (23 Apr 2014)Read More about how Amazon Prime just got HBO to stream at least some of its older content, plus "HBO GO," to Amazon's new Fire TV box, thereby making NetFlix upset because NetFlix (nor any other streaming service, including HULU) has never been able to get any HBO content; and so Amazon has scored a real coup! On the Fierce Wireless website | http://bit.ly/1i9J0l7 | Interesting.
NeNe Leakes of Atlanta on "Dancing With The Stars" with pro partner Tony Dovolani. Credit: Leakes' Facebook page
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?
Cris April 24, 2014 at 06:58 am
I have never "liked" her. She is "loud and obnoxious" it seems to me and is onlyRead More "popular" from the housewives of Atlanta show and noone would know who she is if it weren't for that show. It's kind of like the Kardashian's and Snookie (eww to me she looks like a ferret- sorry to the ferrets for that one LOL)...none of them would be a "household name" if it weren't for the reality shows-which to me need to be thinned out. There are wayyyyyyyyyyy too many of them!!! All statements in this are just MY opinion of course....lol
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nonoise April 23, 2014 at 05:49 pm
It is probly the parents that want to drop the charges, not the boy. They shouldn't. I don'tRead More know why they would want to drop the charges.
Peggy Prater Mcmillan April 24, 2014 at 11:01 am
Those boys need to be punished, if they are doing things like that, no telling what they will beRead More like when they are older.
David S April 24, 2014 at 06:16 pm
This case is no longer up to this boy, Autistic or not. The state will be the one to prosecute thisRead More case, and will go to trial. Quite frankly, I would send these two girls to a state facility for twenty years. They are obviously sick to do something like that to anybody, let alone the dog as well. "Hang Em High"