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Doug April 23, 2014 at 04:13 pm
Here are photos --Read More http://blogs.citypages.com/blotter/2012/11/byron_smith_kills_two_little_falls_teens_self-defense_or_murder.php
Dan Crabtree April 23, 2014 at 04:18 pm
This is extremely unusual...as the this story should read sixty five year old man is murdered andRead More robbed by two intruders in his home as police were called but as usual did not get there in time to help this man...they never do...that is the normal headline news were all accustomed to hearing untill this guy turned the tables so to speak...But again Minn is a left wing democrat liberal paradise state...so yes he will get life for shooting these thugs...with-out question..
Bob Sled April 23, 2014 at 04:18 pm
@Simon - Sure, if you're a wussbag. I understand the point of view of people like Dave who are forRead More protecting their homes by any means necessary. I get that. I also agree with KWC's point of view. But me personally, if someone broke into my house and I had a loaded gun, I'd wait and hide or whatever to see who it is and what I'm up against. If I saw it was just a couple teenagers, I'd step out, with my gun and just tell them to get the eff out of here. I'd either threaten or wound. I would not shoot to kill. I feel there are other options than just kill or be killed. These kids didn't need to be dispatched in such a manner. They could have been subdued and the situation handled in a totally different manner. These kids did not deserve to die for doing what they did. Someone like Ted Bundy deserves to die. Not these kids. And I'm not a liberal, to the guy who made the comment that only liberals think that way which is total BS. But that's just my perspective. I know there are some bad people out there, but regardless, there are other options. It's not as black and white as KWC had pointed out. Again, that's just me. If you want to kill the people who break into your house, you have to deal with the aftermath, not me.
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Simon April 23, 2014 at 03:49 pm
$6 Bil Vanishes From State Dept. Under Hillary Clinton APRIL 07, 2014 In a mind-boggling example ofRead More how the government blows—or perhaps steals—our tax dollars, billions vanished from the U.S. State Department mostly while Hillary Clinton ran it, according to a new alert issued by the agency’s inspector general. Could the former Secretary of State be using the cash to fund an upcoming presidential campaign? In all, $6 billion are missing and it’s highly unlikely any of the money will ever be recovered. The cash was supposed to be used to pay contractors but it just disappeared and documents that could help track the dough cannot be located. How convenient! The paper trail, which federal law says must be maintained in the case of government contracts, has been destroyed or was never created to begin with.
B. Dub April 23, 2014 at 03:50 pm
One positive thing? Um... she never became President?
Simon April 23, 2014 at 04:06 pm
AN ANALYSIS  WORTH READING: by Dick Morris, former political advisor to President Bill ClintonRead More beware as I was there for most of their presidency and know them better than just about anyone, I offer a few corrections; The facts are: Hillary's main extra-curricular activity in law school was helping the Black Panthers, on trial in Connecticut for torturing and killing a federal agent. The facts are:  Hillary interned with Bob Truehaft, the head of the California Communist Party. The facts are:   She flunked the DC bar exam, yes, flunked,  it is a matter of record, and only passed the Arkansas bar. The facts are:  Her main board activity, was to sit on the Wal-Mart board of directors, for a substantial fee. She was silent about their labor and health care practices. The facts are: Her visits abroad were entirely touristic and symbolic and there was no substantive diplomacy on any of them. One cannot think of a single bill Hillary has introduced or a single comment she has made that would tend to strengthen our country in the War on Terror. Think  about it - he's (Dick Morris) said all of this openly, thus if he were not truthful he'd be liable for defamation of  character! And you better believe Hilary would sue him.
Tony Patrick April 23, 2014 at 02:59 pm
Theresa Flora, to that is the most annoying part of obama. i have been called a racist for speakingRead More out against him despite the fact i am pointing out things he has done and nothing to do with race. and he seems to use it as a excuse too which bugs me the most. if hillary uses her female status, it will annoy me even more.
jerry April 23, 2014 at 03:36 pm
All you right wing nuts do is complain yet you do not have one normal candidate to run in 16. I CANTRead More WAIT TILL THE DAY WE HAVE HILLARY CLINTON FOR PRESIDENT.
Theresa Flora April 23, 2014 at 03:48 pm
Tony: the race card? It's beyond annoying. It's disgusting and it's old! How long are ourRead More candidates gonna allow themselves to be classified as racists, bigots and sexists? During Obama's first campaign, the main stream media, the GOP and ultimately, the electorate gave him a pass on his friendship with Jeremiah Wright, the race-baiting, Whitey-hating, anti-Semite. During his second campaign the Left went all-out with the fake Republican "war on women". Not only were they successful in 2014, they'll recycle that strategy soon as Hillary announces. She's not even remotely worried about Benghazi or the fact that she was a do-nothing Senator and Sec of State.
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Hamburger April 23, 2014 at 01:14 pm
Who do you think are flying our drones?
Frank Esposito April 23, 2014 at 02:09 pm
Cops got a chance to play with their toys. Relax people. It's not like you had to respondRead More personally. Stop saying it's a waste of money. Then money is absolutely minimal. These guys were not called away from their golf games. I would also like to compliment the responders for not accidentally killing someone. It showed professionalism and did not add to the "trend" of killing "innocent" people; which is becoming an issues to watch. The people incensed over this should focus their anger on plastic shopping bags as many others are doing over at another great Patch piece. Evil lurks at the checkout counters across America!
Daniella Ruiz April 23, 2014 at 02:50 pm
Linda Mahoney >> the doorbell prank was just that, a prank, that involved actual self risk,Read More courage and cost nothing to do. these brats today have no respect for wasting resouces whilst sitting ontheir fanny all day.
Anna Kovarick sold heroin in between picking up and dropping off kids at school, officials say.
Eddy April 23, 2014 at 09:54 am
Death penalty for dealing heroin maybe ? Couldn't hurt.
crookhaven April 23, 2014 at 11:14 am
rot in jail
Jeannie Jacobs Parisi April 23, 2014 at 12:28 pm
Wow Pat that has to be the most ignorant statement. Kids are dropping like flies, houses are beingRead More robbed and it goes on and on and on. FYI, the Drug Cartel has targeted Long Island even more so now because the DEA has finally cracked down on oxy pills. Watch this video and then tell me you can justify your statement:http://www.newsday.com/long-island/colombian-mexican-cartels-drive-li-heroin-scourge-1.7092806
Bob Zahm April 23, 2014 at 01:24 pm
@Ditty51 - Common Core remains for NY - and rightfully so. NY State has backed out of InBloom, butRead More remains - legally - committed to providing on-line access (portals) for parents and others to be able to see how their children are doing in school. The requirement that an "e file" for each child be created and maintained throughout their NYS education remains on the books. The only change that has happened is now NYS must find another way to support such a system. No real change here.
TJ Eckleburg April 23, 2014 at 03:46 pm
Theresa sure is a paranoid mental case.
Theresa Flora April 23, 2014 at 04:16 pm
Because it's so much easier (and cowardly) to call names than to put forth a cogent rebuttal, TJ.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
"The Black Panther of Poetry" April 23, 2014 at 03:42 pm
Why do you care what and who I call myself? Your people have called me worse: Nigger, Tar baby,Read More Jigga boo, monkey, thug, need I continue. You white people can't control everything and everyone for ever, especially when you yourself is as crrooked as two left shoes!!!!
Grumpy Old Man April 23, 2014 at 03:51 pm
And I thought that the goal of affirmative action was to permit young black men and women to advanceRead More in socially productive and significant areas, such as science, mathematics, education, engineering and the like. Damn. I should of known - it's all about financially lucrative rhyming of misogynist c/rap, tossing a ball into a hoop or trying to avoid brain damage long enough to earn your fortune. Silly me.
RICHARD BONNET April 23, 2014 at 04:05 pm
It's Amazing, it was a 6-2 Decision and all people could do is "Blast " Clarence ThomasRead More in another News Story. That sounds like Racism from the Liberal Side.
Debbie Pepe-Pylyp April 22, 2014 at 02:09 pm
Can someone from Patch explain to me why it is that anytime I link over from my FB page to your realRead More estate listing posts on patch.com the page is blank and there is no real estate information to look at? For some reason where there should be a picture of homes for sale/sold/rent, it is always blank, therefore I cannot look at anything you list! I asked the same thing several months ago and still have no answer!
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 02:44 pm
...and according to this, states are allowed to deviate from the standards--although it isRead More discouraged. It does make some sense--the idea of CC standards is to have all the states adhering to the same standard. ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: http://indianapublicmedia.org/stateimpact/2013/08/19/core-question-does-copyright-mean-states-cant-change-the-common-core/
Lori Anne April 23, 2014 at 02:56 pm
Stating that the history books are anti US and pro global without any proof is very misleading. WhenRead More I was going to school we had classes about world history and separate classes about US history. So of course some textbooks about the history of the world might not mention the United States. It didn't exist yet.
Matt Miller April 23, 2014 at 03:05 pm
Comments like "back when I was in school" are completely laughable. I don't brag aboutRead More beating my kid in a foot race because I'm faster then he is. So why should me being able to solve a math problem faster then him mean that the new way doesn't work? I've been using math for decades and he'll be just beginning to learn it. Of course I'm going to know the answer before him. Also, what's wrong with setting higher standards for our kids? When I was in school my "reading and basic learning level" was always a grade or two above my actual grade level. It's easier for them to learn new things when they are younger then it is when they're older.
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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.
Should plastic bags be a thing of the past?
Christopher Wendt April 23, 2014 at 03:28 pm
Our "Town", which is the Town of Hempstead, probably lacks the authority to ban plasticRead More bags without State Legislative approval ("Home Rule Message"). I hope that is the case. Plastic bags are very convenient. As is the case with anything we use, considerate and responsible disposal will alleviate any perceived ills from the use of plastic bags.
Lorraine DeVita April 23, 2014 at 03:36 pm
If California can adopt bans of plastic bags in one form or another thru out the state I don seeRead More why NY cant follow suit http://www.cawrecycles.org/issues/plastic_campaign/plastic_bags/local
CAPICU April 23, 2014 at 03:39 pm
Oh oh ...The bag lady is back
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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.
Pat Mcloughlin April 23, 2014 at 01:27 pm
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.
Mineta San José International Airport. Wikimedia.
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.
mimi April 23, 2014 at 02:09 pm
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.
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lablover April 23, 2014 at 11:03 am
This Dee idiot needs to get a life. The psycho babble is getting old. What a loser !
The Voice of Reason April 23, 2014 at 11:39 am
Convict: There ARE pictures.
Rich Altman April 23, 2014 at 03:59 pm
She got busted (so to speak) by the Disneyland cleavage cops? Someone needs to tell these clownsRead More what to do with their to Mickey Mouse rules.
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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.
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.