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The KKK flyer distributed around Fairview Township. Credit facebook
River Dog April 24, 2014 at 11:40 am
KKK dwindling to less than10,000 members? Not just renaming themselves the Tea Party.
Rick Langley April 24, 2014 at 12:02 pm
@Gerson Goldstein You can say God in school, just like the Klan can say what they wish. SchoolsRead More can't force God on kids. You don't seem to understand the 1st Amendment.
J Leland April 24, 2014 at 12:15 pm
KKK breaks into a few homes and then comes to the rescue. An age old strategy.
Carisa, the 14-and-a-half pound baby born to Burlington mother Caroline Ruscak. Credit: Massachusetts General Hospital
Socrates Cee April 23, 2014 at 09:24 pm
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 08:35 am
Sunny do you have any scientific information whatsoever to back up your asinine comment?
erin greisch April 24, 2014 at 10:11 am
Thank you Alison I was thinking the same thing....
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Pat Kittle April 24, 2014 at 12:55 pm
"bg robbins" -- Yes, that "someone" was YOU -- on "April 24, 2014 at 08:42Read More am" to be exact, you dragged an "ethnic minority group" into this discussion (which has nothing to do with race), piling on as much white guilt as you could. (Unless you remove your comment, it can still be seen.) Self-pitying loser.
mystuy April 24, 2014 at 01:07 pm
Pat Kittle - Master of ....cliques descriptors! "White guilt". Got a million of them.Read More Thanks for sharing them so much and so frequently. Do take original thoughts as well. Those are good. Sure you have some. Please share those as well. Take care. :)
mystuy April 24, 2014 at 01:21 pm
Right on Pat Kittle..White Power!!! :0. Could not resist that one. Too funny. If you and yoursRead More are tired, imagine what everyone else is feeling, if you can. Priceless. Thanks Pat for another gem! :)
Nick April 24, 2014 at 12:13 pm
From Day 1 when the Fishers and Wolff took over the thing was to get out of Oakland regardless.Read More Back in 2005 I believe they proposed a BallPark Village where in entailed the purchasing hundreds of parcels of privately owned properties north of the Coliseum Complex, at this site, the vision was to build a city around the stadium, residentials retails and he required a BART stop(keep this in mind when we move south)....just hundreds of yards from the Coliseum stop. This was a dream as he did not get 100% of the land owners to sell their property to them. Pacific Commons, that died before it started, at this location Wolff did not require a BART stop. Makes absolutely no sense when he wanted BART to add a stop at his BallPark village in Oakland, but given the traffic headaches at Pacific Commons a BART stop was necessary. He wanted the tech dollars bad and Fremont was as close as he could get, he was desperate enough to forego that BART stop. Then Fremont questioned the school needs for his residential plans....boom dream died. Now is he delaying any commitment to wait until MLB relinquishes San Jose? The recent Coliseum City proposal where Saudi money is supposedly going to fund much of the new Raiders stadium on the southeast corner of the parking lot is in the negotiation stage. This creates the option of the A's remaining at the current site while a new baseball only stadium is built on the northeast corner of the parking lot.
Kevin Cheung April 24, 2014 at 12:34 pm
City of Oakland don't get it, Fishers and Wolff just want to A's out of Oakland. I dont know whyRead More there are still A's fan when the owner hates Oakland. A's fan please explain
Patty Enrado April 24, 2014 at 12:41 pm
Thanks for the history, Nick.
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Kevin April 24, 2014 at 11:50 am
Tom Hollman,all good points,but please,stop with the CAPS.
Michael Hipp April 24, 2014 at 11:54 am
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 12:03 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.
Louise B. April 23, 2014 at 05:39 pm
The last time EBMUD asked customers to reduce water usage the customers did such a good job thatRead More EBMUD sent a letter to them all that stated that EBMUD would have to raise rates because they didn't make enough money. Watch for a rate increase soon!
D. Mom April 24, 2014 at 08:43 am
When is the city going to cut back? I see the fountains are still running and the grass has beenRead More reseeded. The sprinklers were running the other day when it was raining!
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nascarblue April 24, 2014 at 04:24 am
this "to me" is not funny, the swat teams are used for serious issues, hostage taking,Read More etc. to have a swat team called to a home behind a video game is stupid, these swat members are trained to save lives, etc. to be called to a home behind a video game is not funny, what happens if a REAL call comes in and swat is needed there, I hope they catch the idiot that called swat and he gets what he/she deserves
John Strother April 24, 2014 at 05:38 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 05:52 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.
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R B April 24, 2014 at 09:00 am
Really, really sad to hear. He was an Albany kid. Went to middle school with him, where heRead More introduced me to Frank Zappa & T Rex. Good guy with some unfortunate issues. If there's a memorial, I hope someone will report it here...
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
Grumpy Old Man April 24, 2014 at 11:02 am
@Charles Taite - As one of the commentators responding to and to whom Black Panther of PoetryRead More responded I happen to agree with you. I don't know whether Patch removed him or whether he did so himself. I for one did not flag any of his comments as offensive regardless of my personal dislike of some of the comments he made. If Patch did so shame on Patch. P.S. As much as I have issues with what he wrote he is no where close to the KKK for bigotry or racist beliefs or talk but your point is well taken.
dwayne roberson April 24, 2014 at 11:17 am
Patch deleted my comments on an Earth Day article. All I did was recommend JunkScience.com.
Charles Taite April 24, 2014 at 11:45 am
TRUST ME!!! "The Black Panther of Poetry" did not do this himself. benicia patch didRead More it!! THIS IS NOT AMERICA!!!
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Ken Briggs April 23, 2014 at 08:55 am
Linda Weinstock Yes you got that right , they should be a citizen here . green card does not meanRead More nothing , they should be living here for good and not just part time .
timothy April 23, 2014 at 10:25 am
I should probably not say this but if the person can't speak English they should not be votingRead More anyways. They likely have no concept or understanding of the issues. So I will say it anyway.
Ken Briggs April 23, 2014 at 10:39 am
timothy you are right, but go and see what the DMV does . if you can not read english go learn andRead More learn how to speak read and write in english .
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 09:20 am
Gary's post is full of falsehoods.
CowDung April 24, 2014 at 09:22 am
"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 11:46 am
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 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.
Gregg L. DesElms April 23, 2014 at 07:36 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 11:39 am
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.
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Pat Mcloughlin April 23, 2014 at 10:27 am
Sorry, Autistic boy, but there are a multitude of crimes here. These so called 'friends' abused youRead More terribly ~ called 'bullying', & that alone cannot be tolerated. Then, there is animal cruelty involved, another terrible crime, plus, harassment of all kinds, leudness, & who knows what else. These 'friends' need to be charged & made aware of the seriousness of their deeds, punished accordingly & helped through proper mental councelling.
nonoise April 23, 2014 at 02:49 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 08:01 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.
RJ April 22, 2014 at 08:29 am
Revoke it now for good! People are getting killed over their phones and this Liquor store isRead More supporting the thugs who are harming people to steal their phones. It is unbelievable. No probation. Shut the place down.
Mary April 22, 2014 at 10:29 am
20 days - big deal! Those people belong in jail.
Mineta San José International Airport. Wikimedia.
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.
mimi April 23, 2014 at 11:09 am
There are two separate issues here. The first and certainly the most obvious is security failure.Read More The second is to determine what is in the best interest of the teen, as well as the public.. He needs a psych eval, at the very least. Then again, so does most of the public.