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Joan Jett. Courtesy photo.
Jesus Christ April 16, 2014 at 02:12 am
It is unfortunate that many well meaning animal lovers have been fooled by the HSUSRead More propaganda…showing pitiful dogs and cats and asking for donations. How much does the HSUS donate to the care of dogs and cats? Less than one cent per dollar donated. How can one confirm this? Simply check out the tax filings at the IRS. They have to list how their donations are spent, and it is all there. In terms of local shelters, HSUS helps them…how? By doing an analysis of their functions…and CHARGING them for that! So, it isn’t for free. Check with your local shelter for this information. How does the HSUS help animals? By promoting laws against their keeping, their breeding and their use, whether for pets or for food. Why do we have all these laws against owning more than 2 per 3 pets per household? Why do we have state and local laws mandating the spaying and neutering of all dogs and cats, with extremely high fees for any exemptions? Why do we have national laws promoted to eliminate all exotic pets as invasive species? All these laws have been crafted with the help of the HSUS, to further their agenda of NO ANIMALS. No pets, no poultry, no circuses, no rodeos, no hunting, and no medical research. When you do the math, very few donated dollars end up helping any animals. They sure do help the HSUS folks though, with nice retirement funds and a great assist in lobbying and campaigning for more donated dollars. What is really laughable is that the HSUS supporters always accuse animal owners and users of being GREEDY… guess they are pretty hung up on money issues…because this greed complaint would be more accurate if attributed to the HSUS. The facts are in the IRS tax filings. Thankfully, we are seeing more animal lovers waking up and stopping their support of the HSUS, an organization that is working to remove animals from humans. The HSUS agenda goes against every ideal of freedom of choice that this nation was found upon.
Chowda Head April 16, 2014 at 06:38 am
News headline? Empathize with the cause, but when is it needed in RI? The 3 days a year at the DDRead More center in Providence? Loved Joan Jett, in 1988! The Patch is going out to pasture.
Chowda Head April 16, 2014 at 06:42 am
OK - forgot about the zoo -- still not a headline.
Watch Hill Lighthouse in Westerly. Credit: Jeremy D'Entremont via Flickr
Politics Sheriff of NK April 15, 2014 at 06:54 pm
What a JOKE clearly by clueless outsiders. NK, Barrington, EG made it nowhere on the list? WESTERLYRead More at the top? Are you KIDDING? HOPE VALLEY!!!!!????? LOL!
Moe Larry & Curley April 15, 2014 at 07:55 pm
Barry. No way. There's always something freaky going on there. It makes reading the East Bay TimesRead More very interesting.
A "Boston Strong" graphic projected on the TD Garden. Credit: WHDH/7News
REPUBLIC RISING April 15, 2014 at 11:50 am
Thanks for the response. Were you there? What does that mean really? Were you? All I'm doing isRead More asking questions that need to be asked, am I free to ask questions and get answers? Someone committed suicide after being pegged the bomber? That's a new one - who?
File photo.
James Buckley April 15, 2014 at 08:54 pm
@Jesus Christ,as someone who has first hand knowledge of UK police they do not handle a wholeRead More country with out guns they may not carry a side arm but at any given time half the officers on the road are armed the weapons are kept in the trunk of the cars.I would like to point out that there are two type of officers in the UK one is trained just to handle traffic violations,tickets accidents speeding etc,the others are trained to deal with traditional policing,last year when the soldier was killed my two men the first arriving officers where traffic and stood by until regular police arrived which took over twenty minutes,after that they then waited for a dog and armed cars to arrive before taking the suspects into custody this whole incident took 45 min before the suspects who stood there and waited to be arrested all the time with 6 officers on scene,before you post please double check your facts we are to believe they do not carry weapons but the do just not visible and there are two types of cops in the UK traditional and traffic,and just for reference COP stands for Constable on Patrol
Joe Sousa April 15, 2014 at 09:30 pm
I hope they don't plan on using theGlock #17 9 mil.shown above. The Colt made in the USA is farRead More superior and easy to conceal so the liberals don't get in a huff. Colt New Agent 9mm Pistol check it out.
glenn anderson April 16, 2014 at 06:47 am
In Texas where everyone has a gun, both on campus and off, it has worked out so darn well. GunsRead More introduced into any situation/ or area never makes it more secure. If the police have guns and it makes it more secure, then we should also have the Professors carry, because they would be the first responders to most shooting, and if the teachers have guns, well the students should also have guns, because then everyone could protect them selves. What a great philosophy to live life by. Go to Texas if you want more guns and the maybe there you can also get some experience with first aid on shooting victims too.
Midwest Hydroganics owner Joseph Vota said business has been booming since Patch revealed the DEA was staking out his store. Credit: Joseph Hosey
John April 15, 2014 at 07:10 pm
@Kim Johnson- don't be silly Kim. Barry 's been in charge for 6 yrs now and could of appointed OprahRead More to that position if he wanted to. .
Bruce Cummings April 15, 2014 at 10:05 pm
@Kim Johnson. Not that it matters, but you have your facts wrong. President Barack Obama nominatedRead More Leonhart for the position of DEA Administrator on 2/2/2010. The issue here is people should be able to shop at a store without being followed or have the NSA track each word I am typing.
knee jerk April 15, 2014 at 10:15 pm
I'll do my shopping in either Lowe's or Wal-Mart's garden centers, at least for now, and only useRead More cash.
joebanana April 15, 2014 at 02:44 pm
A .22 cent tax on a SODA? Sounds like a Mob shakedown.
joe smoe April 15, 2014 at 03:02 pm
that's obama's home town. not that he showed up as a senator when we was one. too bad he isn't asRead More delinquent as Commander In Chief in the White House. He sucks hugely. A huge waste of a human being.
Stu Pidasso April 16, 2014 at 12:54 am
true dat. there is alot of waste in this country, perhaps tis the reason we are trillions of dollarsRead More in the hole!! Our Founding Fathers would be rolling in their graves if they knew what is going on in our country, going right down the shitter......
Twitter photo of the bus burned in a crash in Orland last week, where 10 people died, including five students.
Holly B April 14, 2014 at 10:20 pm
God bless Heaven's newest angels. We here on earth will miss them both.
RM April 15, 2014 at 11:26 am
Hey John Rithouse, if you don't like it, then don't come here for news. Guys like you make this sameRead More annoying comment every day. Are you mentally slow?
rubberband April 15, 2014 at 01:28 pm
This was out in my neck of the woods. All really great kids, college bound and starting their adultRead More lives. Having lost a child, I can say these families will mourn for as long as they live, and will have to find a "new normal" as EVERYTHING is changed for them now...I wish them strength, there is nothing quite like burying a child. Appreciated are the messages of respect and sympathy. It can be annoying to get news from areas other than your own, however the new Patch is doing things differently, and show no evidence of changing it back.....my best advice would be to ignore stories not in your area, and to write your editor directly, and share your comments with those who can make changes.
Screen Grab from WCVB report of a senior home resident who was evacuated.
Kathleen April 15, 2014 at 09:47 pm
OK, let me take a wild guess here...This is Massachusetts so it shouldn't be that difficult toRead More figure it out. These two crack heads in their 40's are on SSI, claiming some phony disability and are living on SSI in a Section 8 apartment in a senior complex. Probably a good guess right? They put senior citizens in grave danger and will probably get a slap on the wrist and sent right back to live in the elderly housing... just a guess of course but probably pretty accurate. Either that or they are living in an apartment with one of their parents and are not on the lease but yet still live there...only in MA!
Geoff Burton April 15, 2014 at 10:40 pm
Kathleen I don't get the Massachusetts reference, having said that I think your about right.
century April 15, 2014 at 11:30 pm
Kathleen, your right. As for housing, the less number of homeless, the more grant money the city andRead More state receives for housing. It happens all the time in Pennsylvania. Free loaders like the crackheads mentioned in the story is why people who have legimate disabilities are judged as liars and have to fight for their rights.
Mourners at the memorial at the finish line last April following the bombings. Patch File Photo
Julie the Jarhead April 14, 2014 at 01:12 pm
You can also take the Orange Line to the Back Bay T station. It's about a ten-minute walk to CopleyRead More Square.
April's blood moon eclipse will show itself on April 15, 2014. Photo Credit: jurvetson, via flickr creative commons
Joe Viglione April 14, 2014 at 01:27 pm
Ancient Aliens is quickly becoming my favorite show.
Jim L April 14, 2014 at 02:49 pm
facebook post says it starts at 1;58 am EST
Costcos Walmartas April 14, 2014 at 03:14 pm
the lunatic is in my head!
Megan Huntsman: Credit KLTV screen grab
John April 15, 2014 at 02:23 pm
Well gee officer, I was throwing out some old stinky boxes my wife had in our garage and the nextRead More thing you know......
Geoff Burton April 15, 2014 at 05:05 pm
Nothing new there Black panther o Poetry the human race has been delving the depth of depravity forRead More eons. There are a lot of good people in our world, but unfortunately evil is hyper active
D Penta April 15, 2014 at 05:29 pm
It says Around Town but the headline is UTAH. Utah is not near Natick!! I think everyone should notRead More open an article on Patch unless they see their town's name in the headline. So If it doesn't say Natick, then we all know it is not LOCAL to the Natick Patch. The less clicks these Patch sites get, the fewer advertisers they will get and then perhaps they will realize if we want sensational news from across the country we'd go back to Patch's former owners AOL and the HuffPost! Those here from other Patch sites - I think you should do the same only click on articles that mention your community's name. No name. No click!
A screen grab from WKYC's Facebook page.
JD tippit April 14, 2014 at 09:44 pm
santella stop your badmouthing of pigs you racist human
John Santaella April 15, 2014 at 12:40 am
My bad. I apologize to all pigs. I shouldn't have done it. No more bacon for a month for me
Andie April 15, 2014 at 08:50 am
Someone should have walked by him and whipped a big wad of crap at him and see how he likes it.
CBS Sacramento screenshot of the bus accident in Orland, which took the lives of 10 people, including five students from Southern California.
John Chrusciel April 14, 2014 at 02:16 pm
John the reports stated the vehicle was on fire. This was before the crash. Maybe the driver saw hisRead More tractor on fire and had a massive heart attack? Who knows.
John Chrusciel April 14, 2014 at 02:21 pm
Decaturette back in the days before collapsible steering shafts it was a bad idea to wear a seatbeltRead More because during a head on collision the steering shaft would act as a spear and run you through. I never wore a seat belt my old MGA or TR3. However, this is no longer a problem because of modern design and engineering. Some people will hem and haw about being t-boned at an intersection and the harm that a three point harness can do. I personally know many people who have had their lives saved by seat belts. I always wear mine. They should afford children the same opportunity to protect themselves. A 25 mile per hour head on collision with another vehicle travelling at 25 miles per hour is like a 50 mile per hour collision. So I do not buy the argument about shorter distances nor do I buy the article about lower driving speeds. What can is cost to have simple lap belts installed in a school bus? Are we that greedy?
Becky April 14, 2014 at 04:03 pm
I think the real reason they don't install them is that it would raise a whole other level ofRead More liability -- like that then they would have to keep the seatbelts in good working order, and maybe enforce that people wear them. Could I sue them because another passenger flew out of their seat and hit me. Etc, etc.
Benjamin Lee Fullwood.
Grumpy Old Man April 15, 2014 at 10:59 am
@Igor - I'm no fan of Obama but your comment as to others bringing him up regarding this article isRead More right on.
A Delargo April 15, 2014 at 06:50 pm
5 Years ? Are you kidding me ? It's a stinking pig. I've seen people that stab humans get farRead More less time. Thank god it wasn't a panda, that's life !!
Igor April 15, 2014 at 07:33 pm
Well maybe they should change the law and give people who stab other humans longer than 5 years. OneRead More thing to kill an animal for food, it's another thing to do to be sadistic.
Screen grab from KTLA report
Darla April 14, 2014 at 12:11 pm
More Liberal Common Core thinking... If a teacher can think a partially eaten PopTart looks like aRead More gun, then why wouldn't this marshmallow shooting device look like a WMD? It is sad and it is clear, that we will have very few students coming out of the public school system and go into any of the STEM programs. The dumbing down of America Marches onward...
A Delargo April 15, 2014 at 06:53 pm
Step back and look at what this administration has done to us. The countless wars on everything byRead More the Obaiacs have really done a disservice to this country. This is PC garbage.
Frank Estrada April 15, 2014 at 09:44 pm
Pubic unions have destroyed the City of Los Angeles....
Aren't these eggs beautiful? They've been tie-dyed using 100-percent silk ties! Credit: Jaimie Cura
Srpska dobrovoljačka garda April 13, 2014 at 05:29 pm
Witchcraft!!
meredith zahlaway April 14, 2014 at 08:50 am
I wonder if you could use silk scarves and get the same results....think I'll try it.
Kitchen Sink TV April 14, 2014 at 12:38 pm
The Easter Eggs look very nice! Just remember that if you are in Easton, MA the town governmentRead More are referrers to them as "Holiday Eggs". Leave it to certain people to try to ruin every tradition. Happy Easter everyone! (The Easter Eggs are beautiful)
Copper Beech Farm in Greenwich was sold for $120 million on April 11, 2014. Photo: David Ogilvy & Associates.
Srpska dobrovoljačka garda April 13, 2014 at 05:28 pm
I'll take two
Ohairs April 14, 2014 at 08:14 am
Disappointed they didn't show the kitchen. Def for that price needs air conditioning. I know youRead More "get the breezes" but there are times....$120 is only the asking price...it is beautiful, god bless the person who can afford it
Lakehouse Guy April 14, 2014 at 02:33 pm
Wow. How about a short term rental
Roberto April 14, 2014 at 01:28 pm
This cop should be working for Sheriff Joe in Arizona. He would find himself quickly slapped into aRead More hot prison cell, wearing pink prison garb. A cop abusing his authority shouldn't be tolerated.
Resurrected April 15, 2014 at 05:52 pm
Still L.E. has 99% honest hard working and dedicated Officers out of the 800,000+ in the Country!
Resurrected April 15, 2014 at 05:52 pm
Why is this even News in Naperville? A slow News day?
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