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Ryon Lee April 23, 2014 at 07:08 pm
Home Defense allows the use of fire arms in a break-in.
Steve April 23, 2014 at 07:09 pm
He should be charged with abuse of a corpse.
Pat Kittle April 23, 2014 at 08:08 pm
[NOTICE]: If you object to burglars getting shot, here's how you can personally do something aboutRead More it -- post your home address right here online AND put a conspicuous sign on your door assuring burglars that you will not shoot them. If everyone who feels like you did these simple things, we could realistically cut down on the number of burglars who get shot in the act. YOUR MOVE.
The Fluffernutter could become the official state sandwich. Patch File Photo
stormy April 23, 2014 at 10:30 am
Personally, I always needed Jelly, instead of Peanut Buttler on my fluffernutter... it was tooRead More sticky otherwise.
Ron Swanson April 23, 2014 at 12:54 pm
Lots of important things going on. One being Russia slowly taking over portions of the UkraineRead More under false pretenses of "protecting Russian speaking residents from aggression by a US backed terrorist regime", and we get stories on peanut butter and fluff.
Waverly Watchdog April 23, 2014 at 03:50 pm
The Fluffernutter SHOULD be the symbol of Massachusetts POLITICIANS at all levels. - - - They wasteRead More time on FLUFF and NUTTERY. - - - But, perhaps, it is not entirely the pols fault. The lapdog media must share part of the blame. - - - A case in point: This stupid story made Patch, but hugely wasteful public works projects and gross public sector union contracts are never mentioned. - - - But the pols know perfectly well they will NEVER be held to account for ANYTHING, because they can distract the media and the public with nonsense like a state sandwich. - - - I think we should have a 'state horses anatomy part'. I leave it to the reader to figure out WHICH part I'd suggest... HINT: Look under the tail.
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Case closed April 23, 2014 at 07:47 pm
I will make it a point to protest this bitch if she runs for any political office ever again. GoRead More back to Arkansas Hillary.
Case closed April 23, 2014 at 07:47 pm
Case closed
Case closed April 23, 2014 at 08:39 pm
One more comment. Doesn't that pic wanna make you vomit. Gross bogus women. Case closed
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Michael Anthony Satterwhite April 23, 2014 at 12:12 pm
This is a great article. If your financial institution has guarantees on fraudulent charges and theyRead More try to stick you with the bill or change certain terms and conditions without consideration or notice, make sure you seek legal advice from an attorney. It is very important that you check your credit report annually. You can check your credit report for free on the website mandated under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, which can be found at www.annualcreditreport.com.
jpf2361 April 23, 2014 at 07:47 pm
Being a First Lady of Arkansas and the USA was not of her doing. She married into it, as BillRead More Clinton was the Governor and President. Hillary just went along for the ride!!! So how can these two on your list be considered to be HER ACCOMPLISHMENTS????
Stephen D. Clark April 23, 2014 at 07:57 pm
You come across as pretty angry there, thingy. You shouldn't let me get to you so much.
jpf2361 April 23, 2014 at 08:16 pm
Not angry at all. I just don't like FREELOADERS like you.
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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.
Photo Credit: Mark Garfinkel, Boston Herald
MoonBeamWatcher April 22, 2014 at 11:28 pm
How goes that kidnaping of Justina shaping up? Held in solitary confinement, no school or church!Read More Has she been murdered by DCF yet? ACLU your silence is deafening!
Susan Petroni (Editor) April 23, 2014 at 12:48 am
This was the last report we post on Justina:Read More http://framingham.patch.com/groups/around-town/p/easter-service-protest-held-outside-wayside-sunday
My iPad has several e-reading apps. Credit: Danielle Masterson.
Danielle Masterson (Editor) April 23, 2014 at 11:28 am
@Tim H: Such a great point on the text-to-speech. I haven't explored this fully yet, but I justRead More started an Audible account. I downloaded a Doctor Who book with my free credit. But I got the Audible account for precisely what you said: Being able to read, switch to listening, then go back to reading. Maybe another blog post is in the works......
Tim H April 23, 2014 at 11:52 am
@Danielle, the audible only works good on your smartphone or an MP3 player. You can use it at theRead More gym when reading may not be as convenient (try rowing while reading -- listening works). Or go for a walk outdoors while listening to a book... just be careful crossing streets. I believe there are pronunciations issues with the text-to-speech as it tries to simulate speech instead of being an actual recording like the audio books. Each has it's advantages.
Christine Hunnefeld April 23, 2014 at 07:30 pm
@Danielle, thank you for pointing out that ebooks are available from the library. Here is the linkRead More to the digital media catalog for libraries in the Minuteman Library Network http://digital.minlib.net They have bestsellers, classics, how-to, etc. As well as downloadable audiobooks which you can listen to on your phone, mp3 player, etc.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
Seamus Carty April 23, 2014 at 06:44 pm
Why do we discriminate based on race to show that discrimination based on race is wrong?
Seamus Carty April 23, 2014 at 06:47 pm
"The goal of Affirmative was to right an over two hundred years wrong." My family did notRead More get to the US until 1948. Are we part of the two hundred years of wrong? Why should my orthopedic surgeon's kid get preferential treatment over my nephew (son of a plumber) based on the relative complexions?
Porter gladstone April 23, 2014 at 08:25 pm
Hmm--it's all about academics. That's awesome. I wonder why kids play lacrosse or volunteer atRead More church, or play an instrument. After all, you shoulndt take into account one factor other than test scores. Cool. I just happen to think that not many of you believe that's the way it works.
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.
Millsey April 23, 2014 at 04:53 pm
So educational professionals and people that hire these students out of college or high schoolRead More shouldn't have a seat at the table? Who should make curriculum decisions? The local school board member that doesn't know anything about a high quality education? The state government that might think creationism and abstinence only education is still what our children should be learning? I'd rather have the Common Core which brought together education professionals from all of the states to make sure my kids have a leg up when they graduate High School. They also brought in companies that have decades of education or hiring experience. What's wrong with having people that know what they are talking about, setting our policy? I'd rather have professionals making these decisions and not some groups that create facebook pages and youtube videos demonizing Common Core because they don't want to listen to the facts.
Bonnie Parker April 23, 2014 at 05:12 pm
In the time some of you have spent obsessing about this, you probably could have home-schooled yourRead More kids a couple of grades. I don't know what you're so het up about, but I suspect it's not the quality of your kids' education.
Susan Harris April 23, 2014 at 08:18 pm
"About the "socialist" or anti-American aspect- I know what people are talkingRead More about,.....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) who are twisted in this way. School boards don't actually read the textbooks they order....I didn't notice either until the CC thing came up. Then I said "What the hell is this?" ................................................................. .................................................................................. To put your mind at ease, what you were reading in your child's social studies books did not come from standards developed from the Common Core. CC standards only covers the content areas of literacy and math. On a separate note, High school history teachers, including myself, have long opined that there is a general void of knowledge coming from students in the lower grades. Since CT's American history standards received a failing grade from the notable Thomas B. Fordham foundation this is not surprising. But it is unacceptable. Just as our Governor, Commissioner, and State Board decided to substantially improve math and literacy teaching with the CC standards, we should look at the neighboring states of Mass. and NY who both rate in the upper tier- A, with their standards in American history.
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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.
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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.
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.
Meb Keflezighi crossing the finish line. Credit: Boston Marathon
BH April 22, 2014 at 01:19 am
He's more American than you are old pizza, simply based on his words and acceptance of people asRead More opposed to your ignorance and cluelessness of what it means to be an American.
MikeA April 22, 2014 at 01:15 pm
As Hillary might say, "What difference does it make?" It's not like "we" wonRead More the marathon. He won the marathon.
Dennis Naughton April 22, 2014 at 04:10 pm
@old pizza: Tea Party talk.
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.
Elizabeth Warren. Photo Credit: Ted Fitzgerald, Boston Herald
Iron Mike April 23, 2014 at 12:59 pm
Really Chuckie, - THAT'S you best shot? Or are you warning us that you're walking into the room?
jpf2361 April 23, 2014 at 06:36 pm
Of the 8 Million supposedly "NEWLY INSURED " individuals of ObamaCare, how many haveRead More actually paid their premiums??? Of these 8 million how many are from the targeted groups for healthcare, as in young adults that will be helping to pay the premiums for the older generation that have medical issues??? If Barry's administration can't provide these numbers then HOW CAN THEY CLAIM OBAMACARE IS A SUCCESS??? >>>> Prior to Kathleen Seblius leaving her post she said the Premiums for ObamaCare would be increasing due to the FACT that most of the 8 Million "NEW SUBSCRIBERS" were elderly and sick and would qualify for the majority of subsidies, which would drive up the costs to others. So AGAIN. How is this a Victory for Barry and his minions, as Barry had promised that his plan would save citizens, on average $2,500.00 per year. His other promise which turned out to be the LIE OF THE CENTURY was that if you Liked your Doctor and Healthcare Plan You Can KEEP THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Zoltan April 23, 2014 at 07:07 pm
I heard they're now considering a national sales tax to help finance the Affordable Care Act.