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The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
Arnibah Vanst April 23, 2014 at 12:28 am
MESSAGE TO THE BLACKMAN AND WOMAN It is time for you to take your que from Farrakhan and stopRead More begging the whiteman to do for you what you can get up and do for yourself.Black people bring in over a trillion dollars a year in income.What are you going to do with that money?Unite and form your own reality.
Bobtwo April 23, 2014 at 01:35 am
It's about time. In my opinion the affirmative action ruling has destroyed the higher educationRead More system in this country, A college diploma is not worth the paper it's written on any longer. In the old days the cream was allowed to raise to the top as the saying goes and that way you insured that you had the best. That is what made this country and its educational system so good. Eventually the minorities would have been part of that cream and would become the best of the best.
Porter gladstone April 23, 2014 at 02:06 am
2 observations: race in my opinion is not a disadvantage. poverty is. and poverty affects people ofRead More all colors--so colleges can take into account challenges in life--but being the son of michael jordan shouldnt grant him an easier admissions process simply because of skin pigmentation. 2) people also need to understand that the system in place does in fact result in diversity that we should all want. New Yrk Times about a year ago ran an article on peter stuyvesant high school--an elite school in manhattan that changed it admission policy to strictly merit. the result was 1 black student 95% asian. 1% hispanic 3 % white. Im not really sure that is a desirable outcome either. going to college is not just about attending bio 101. its interacting with a diverse student body that can also be considered an education. Colleges should not in my opinion adopt a strict meritocratic admissions process--- hardship , poverty, challenges should be considered. I get why people dont want racial preferences-- but i also get why people may regret what they wished for.
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.
Robert L. Cerra April 23, 2014 at 06:20 am
We can than Obama and Deval for this intrusion into an area that should be under local control.Read More The Fed gov bribed Deval into accepting this Common Core with a pledge of continuted/incresed Federal Aid. Like so many things it came down to money
Donna Westbrook April 23, 2014 at 06:37 am
To me it creates a problem because not everyone has the same intelligence. So, for the children thatRead More for whatever reason simply can not grasp a certain way of learning, must they have to go find a special school to teach them? I am all for having a standardized testing, I think it is important, but public education should include ALL children with ALL abilities. Just make sure the schools have teachers that can teach the child that learns differently. One should not HAVE to find a private school because one does not learn the same as others. Since when did public schools, that are paid for with public dollars become so focused on making everyone race to the top? My goodness! We already know how important STEM subjects are, and I for one believe them to be important and we should encourage these as well as other subjects, but the reality is after giving every child a chance to learn I don't believe we should force them to learn a certain way. I wonder how much of this is for our children, and how much is "flavor of the month" education, what is good for our country at the time. Is it for our children to be offered the best so that they can have choices in their lives, or is it a new standard being set by some with an agenda? Standards should always improve, but in some ways this curriculum that is being taught in the schools does not even sound democratic at all.
Walter Hawkes April 23, 2014 at 06:39 am
Hate to say it... But there are people that are destined, by intelligence, motivation or lack of it,Read More to serve fries, stock shelves, pick up trash, pick fruit, all of those tasks that the "smart guys" that came up with "common core" , don't want to do.. I believe you should be motivated to teach a child all they can, and want to learn..... But that motivation needs to come from parents, not the government. No Child Left Behind is a stifling move that hamstrings our teachers, and holds back the smarter more motivated students. My kids get straight A's, they have good teachers, and parents who study with them, and motivate them by example and nuturing. There will always be a divide between the haves and have nots..... If everything is equal, nothing will get done..... All chiefs and no Indians, sorry, not Pc....All officers and no enlisted.
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tenth district April 22, 2014 at 06:38 pm
Funny how Netflix is the "bad boy" yet those that offer more commercials than the movieRead More itself are just fine :) Cable today is pure garbage, a 2 hr movie will last half the night with all those commercials and since all sports from all countries, could be seen live over the internet...cable is obsolete. Netflix is weak but is a fine alternative to cable for now. (as for news, please, you must be brain-dead to get your news from cable...with all of them all over you from second you start the computer to turn on the radio to even the second you "check" the e-mail on the phone. so Reuters don't worry about Netflix, worry about cable companies whose stocks should be worth a little more than half an ounce of dirt
Michael Brennick April 22, 2014 at 06:46 pm
Where are the stories about the rates charged by the Cable cartels-???---Especially Leftist,Read More Democratic Comcast, the premier robber barons, who fill the campaign tills of the Dumocrats.
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.
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nonoise April 22, 2014 at 03:10 pm
They want government to raise our children, not parents.
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.
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.
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Einstein April 22, 2014 at 03:28 pm
Oh Boy... Oatmeal, Toast, and Water. Great job Michelle.
RonW April 22, 2014 at 03:46 pm
Prison Meals are Healthier Than School LunchesRead More http://seriousfacts.com/prison-meals-are-actually-healthier-than-school-cafeteria-lunches/
JD April 22, 2014 at 07:47 pm
140,000 RI public school kids. So this is less than a dollar per child. Happy eating!
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B. Dub April 22, 2014 at 12:13 pm
Dorie, stowing away on a plane is a crime. And no, the boy himself did not pose a threat. But theRead More fact that he (anyone) can get that close to a plane poses a threat. I have to take off my flippin' shoes and get patted down, but apparently you can just walk up and plant a bomb in the wheel well.
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.
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tnjranch April 23, 2014 at 12:03 am
Must have been a flat chested female who complained.... remember folks, "Never look down onRead More anyone unless you have a good view of the cleavage"..... And where in hell did all these religious creeps come from? What's religion got to do with staring at her cleavage anyway?
Brian Kari April 23, 2014 at 12:27 am
can all the religious people go away? the story was about some girl at Disneyland, who apparently,Read More according to some older Disney employee found whatever she was wearing on top, inappropriate. unfortunately, Melissa, large chested women do have a tendency to slide out of some types of clothing, and you may not have even noticed. The "older guy" might have been trying to do you a favor. Just a hunch, from an old guy (who used to have a very large breasted girlfriend.)
John Mark Sappenfield April 23, 2014 at 01:05 am
Was the elderly employee only in his 50's?
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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.
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grace April 21, 2014 at 07:53 pm
uh@ jj you know that how?
grace April 21, 2014 at 07:54 pm
lol had no idea they ,as in your dild*, were more than 50 bucks thx @ jj
Status Quo April 21, 2014 at 11:21 pm
'John B' April 21, 2014 at 05:14 PM... be a swimmer and do not sunk. Feed you body and mind toRead More survive.
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Liz Pierce April 20, 2014 at 07:46 am
here's an easter tip....if you or your family wants a rabbit, get it from a shelter. and keep it forRead More life. there is a great website called rabbit.org with all sorts of information about taking care of house rabbits. happy easter!
Peg Carbone April 21, 2014 at 10:44 am
A wedding is a joyous occasion and meant to be a celebration. The song added to the celebratory moodRead More of their special day! It was a beautiful and memorable gift the priest surprised gave this couple. I do not believe Jesus meant for us to be so solemn although on certain days (I E: Good Friday) solemnity has it's place.
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Marty Field April 22, 2014 at 01:28 pm
What a wonderful addition to their wedding. The priests voice is so good! Music increases serotonin,Read More and is a part of church life. It is also good for the soul. I love to sign my praise for God!
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A Delargo April 21, 2014 at 04:25 pm
His new name is 'Big Stubbie' ! Yo
nitagregory April 21, 2014 at 09:33 pm
Cut off his penis?? It really was that small.he probably used tweezers to pluck it off like anRead More ingrown
BiteMeFanBoy1 April 22, 2014 at 03:27 am
Give that fool a DARWIN AWARD for taking himself out of the gene pool !
129 Nayatt Rd., Barrington. Credit: Zillow
Tom Badger April 22, 2014 at 06:33 pm
Actually PortaJohn now that you mention it I have been almost on every street in RI as I used toRead More work all over the state for numerous agencies ect. Also very unchristian of you towards Mr. Peter but that's expected from the bottom feeders here locally and is not surprising . Ah yes I am awaiting many reports from nice folks from the RISP as well as from the FBI and many other worthy agencies on Democrat Party corruption here in Rhode Island many of which are currently on going. With how bad this place stinks with you all they will never be out of work .
John April 22, 2014 at 08:13 pm
You mean when the judge throws this Board in prison?
Tom Badger April 22, 2014 at 08:21 pm
Nope PortaJohn when the voters mandate is followed through and not the wishes of the scammers andRead More their camp followers .
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Buzz April 20, 2014 at 08:17 am
Hit by this one, too. And this time my card has already been used for a fraudulent purchase. Rec'dRead More the bill the same day this breach was announced.
Joe Sousa April 20, 2014 at 08:01 pm
The majority is done by employes in the company. Use cash and be free of the fraud.
jpf2361 April 21, 2014 at 08:42 am
With regard to the Target incident, I had to jump through hoops to change my credit card becauseRead More someone attempted a balance transfer of $24,000.00 to my account. Someone needs to be held accountable for this.
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Snow April 19, 2014 at 06:10 pm
Ok........lots of happy people here. When my children were young we hid eggs in the yard for theirRead More hunt. One dog used to collect them before we went outside and put them on his bed, smelling the candy inside. Kids learned to trade dog treats to get their eggs back. A different kind of egg hunt- and I miss that dog.
Robert L. Cerra April 19, 2014 at 09:58 pm
hey hey hey -Didn't you get the message -dogs have rights too, the Supreme Crt should be rulingRead More on his soon. We need Al Gore to make us a documentary about the new meaning of puppy love then he can sell us dog food instead of energy credits.
Joe Veno April 20, 2014 at 07:41 am
Lighten up folks this is a story about keeping animals safe not a bitch session !
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ANTHONY April 22, 2014 at 09:44 am
May he never see the light of day again.
Stephen Mckeehan April 22, 2014 at 10:09 am
Sad to hear life cut way too short eye for a eye hopefully he gets whats coming to him in prison
BassGreat April 22, 2014 at 12:27 pm
For those of you observantly too clueless, Citrus County is 95.05% white, votes Republican in local,Read More state and national elections. Presently, Republicans hold all seats on the Citrus County Commission. In addition, the per capita income for the county is listed at $18,585. Nearly 12 percent of the population lives below the poverty level and close to 9 percent of families below the poverty line. So, instead of trying to bash the president and what he stands for, how about taking the time to realize the error of your ways and correcting the lies you continue to spew and believe on a daily basis. You just might find out that you've been voting against your interest for all of the wrong reasons; bigotry being one of them.
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Julie the Jarhead April 19, 2014 at 08:27 am
People, remember -- There are FOUR subway lines that go into the Downtown Crossing / Back Bay area.Read More You don't HAVE to take the Green Line. The ORANGE line goes to Back Bay Station, and it's pretty centrally located. Also, consider watching the Marathon from a less-populated area, such as Framingham / Newton / Needham. The runner will appreciate it, and so will the security folks.
Heather A. McDonald April 19, 2014 at 09:36 am
Newton -home of Heartbreak Hill & Boston College is a very popular / exciting locale to cheer onRead More the runners- youll be disappointed if you go to Needham as it is not on the marathon route - Wellesley yes!
Julie the Jarhead April 19, 2014 at 09:00 pm
Good catch, Heather. My map skills leave a bit to be desired. I never went on hikes when I was inRead More the service. ;)