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The KKK flyer distributed around Fairview Township. Credit facebook
Gerson Goldstein April 24, 2014 at 02:21 pm
SO, we cannot say GOD or the Pledge Of Allegiance in schools , or wear religious slogans on clothingRead More in schools, but the KKK's right to freedom of speech and hateful bigotry is NOT a hate crime and is allowed to uphold their own freedoms in society ???????? What am I missing here. ???????
Mark Houston April 24, 2014 at 02:28 pm
"??????? What am I missing here. ???????" A basic understanding of the 1st Amendment....
River Dog April 24, 2014 at 02:40 pm
KKK dwindling to less than10,000 members? Not just renaming themselves the Tea Party.
Carisa, the 14-and-a-half pound baby born to Burlington mother Caroline Ruscak. Credit: Massachusetts General Hospital
Socrates Cee April 24, 2014 at 12:24 am
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 11:35 am
Sunny do you have any scientific information whatsoever to back up your asinine comment?
erin greisch April 24, 2014 at 01:11 pm
Thank you Alison I was thinking the same thing....
The Rev. Edward Belczak, who served as priest at St. Thomas More Parish for more than 30 years, was indicted in the theft of nearly $700,000 in church funds. (Patch file photo)
BabzStanwyck April 24, 2014 at 09:51 am
And the Archdiocese chooses to keep parish corporations (are people too) like this open and closeRead More the smaller, humbler parishes whose priests actually serve their parishioners' true spiritual needs. WWFD (What Would Francis Do)?
Sue Czarnecki April 24, 2014 at 11:26 am
Another big black mark on the Catholic Church. I wonder how many more parishioners will acceptRead More & live with these crimes without leaving for another religion or just give up altogether?
DELandis April 24, 2014 at 12:22 pm
Ms Czarnecki, even you must live with the crime as it has already occurred, but I think the majorityRead More of Parishoners won't accept it especially if found guilty. I'm not defending the man, but he is entitled to his day in court. I also believe, even if convicted, most won't give up leave or give up their religion, as everyone should know, there are evil and corrupt people everywhere! So the best choice is to gather together the good amongst us and drive the wrongful ones away, not try to hide!
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bg robbins April 24, 2014 at 02:31 pm
May God have mercy on his soul .....I have none.
bg robbins April 24, 2014 at 02:37 pm
"Pat Kittle" Our history may be past, but it's easy to see it lives in you.
Sammy Samovar April 24, 2014 at 02:43 pm
I know I am sick and need help.
Several Michigan Patch communities had schools in the Top 20. Check the list to see how your district fared. (Patch file photo)
safwanh April 24, 2014 at 08:37 am
Northville spans between Oakland County and Wayne County. I think 8 Mile Road / Baseline road isRead More the border?
David Anderson April 24, 2014 at 08:43 am
A third of the ranking is dependent on the school's student participation in AP or IB. This is theRead More only indicator, according to the study, of college readiness. Seems too simplistic to me. What about those students who are not enrolled in IB and AP who go on to college. Isn't there a way to track college (or other post-high school) graduation back to the high school from where the student matriculated? Wouldn't this be a "better" indicator of college readiness?
Ahmed Ismail April 24, 2014 at 10:45 am
The one number that seems to skew this report in my mind is that the percentage of students takingRead More an AP exam is taken into consideration. How many students take the exam only indicates how much the school "pushes" the kids into AP classes, even if they really don't belong in an AP class. The real separator in the schools is the percentage of students who actually "pass" the AP exam. I understand some are even paying for the exams for the students now. For many schools, this "pass" number is incredibly low. Add that to the fact that a "pass" on an AP exam is only a 3 out of 5 score when most of the selective universities only accept a "4" or higher as a passing in order to give AP credit and you have a true picture of how the schools are trying to play the AP system just to increase their rankings on this list.
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Michael Hipp April 24, 2014 at 01:34 pm
Hey Amy RLB, whatever that means, why are you talking about all .. what did you call them.....Read More libiots..... when there is only one person in this entire discussion that called anybody a woman hater? Do you have a problem with dealing with this single discussion thread, must you broaden the discussion to everybody? All libiots aren't here to defend themselves. The one person that call you republicant's woman haters is here and can defend their remarks. Just a thought.
Tom Hollman April 24, 2014 at 01:54 pm
NOTHING WRONG WITH HAVING A WOMAN PRESIDENT WOULD PERHAPS BE A BREATH OF FRESH AIR. HILLERY IS NOTRead More FRESH AIR. SHE FROZE UP IN BENGAZIE/ WAS ALWAYS NIP AN TUCK WITH THE DEATHS AND SCANDELS SHE DID NOTHING AS SENATOR KINDA LIKE A KENNEDY A BLOWHARD BOUGHT AND PAID FOR BY OTHER PHONEYS WITH LOTS OF MONEY FOR THIER AGENDAS SHE'S IN FAVOR OF THE HEALTHCARE MONOPOLY THAT THE GRANDKIDS GET THE BILL FOR NO THANKS WAY TO MUCH BAGADGE FOR ME AND MINE
Michael Hipp April 24, 2014 at 02:22 pm
Boy, if you guys are like this now, what are you going to be acting like if she runs and wins theRead More presidency? Are your collective heads just going to pop?
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nascarblue April 24, 2014 at 07:24 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 08:38 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 08:52 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.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
Charles Taite April 24, 2014 at 01:51 pm
FREE SPEECH, our 1st AMENDMENT RIGHT is a Constitutional right and a integral part of who we are asRead More a NATION. Earned by our Fore Fathers and Fore Mothers and relinquished to All Americans. To bad Benicia Patch doesn't feel this way. I'M APPALLED AT HOW THEY CENSORED and BANNED THE BLACK PANTHER OF POETRY FROM SPEAKING ON THIS RAG!!! They've even taken down his profile; even the KKK deserve the RIGHT TO FREE SPEECH in AMERICA.. SHAME ON BENICIA PATCH(how un-AMERICAN)................."If the specter of whistle-bearing block captains roaming the streets dressed in (reflective?) white sheets is a cure worse than the illness, residents have little recourse. Courts have consistently recognized the KKK’s right to free speech".
Grumpy Old Man April 24, 2014 at 02:02 pm
@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 02:17 pm
Patch deleted my comments on an Earth Day article. All I did was recommend JunkScience.com.
Col. Philip R. Sheridan awards the Distinguished Flying Cross to Alfred Patrick Murphy. Also pictured is Pvt. James Stevens of the 176th Military Police Company, Michigan Army National Guard, Murphy’s grandson. (John Swanson/US Air National Guard)
Donna Hoffmann April 23, 2014 at 09:50 am
Mr Murphy, thank you for your service. We are deeply indebted to men like you. My dad flew in theRead More eighth Air Force as well. I'm happy to read your story. I'm glad those involved were able to resolve our unpaid gratitude.Thank you sir for a job well done.
Nancy Byers April 23, 2014 at 10:24 am
My Dad, Milo Schultz will be 91 next week. He was a B-17 navigator on "Eyes AvailableRead More Two" in Molesworth, England. He was wounded and spent over a year in hospital for his injury. Thank you Mr. Murphy and thanks Dad!
A convicted killer went on an hour-long tirade in which he blamed others for his fate during his sentencing Monday before Judge John Hulsing, who threatened to silence him with duct tape. (Screenshot: WZZM video)
Lee Jacobsen April 23, 2014 at 04:12 am
Duct tape keeps the world together. Both of those low lifes deserved duct tape, and a lot moreRead More misconfort. We always seem to forget the victims. Both killers should be hung from their necks with duct tape....they don't deserve life.
K. Scott April 23, 2014 at 08:44 am
Silence is golden. Duct tape is silver.
Mr Rogers April 23, 2014 at 11:40 am
I'd give the ofender a choice: duct tape or stun belt. (I think a normal person would just keepRead More quiet. But then again, we're not dealing with normal people here.)
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.
Jennifer April 24, 2014 at 12:15 pm
And it is not true that the standards do not specify methods. Read Gary's post above. He says itRead More better.
CowDung April 24, 2014 at 12:20 pm
Gary's post is full of falsehoods.
CowDung April 24, 2014 at 12:22 pm
"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.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
Love All April 23, 2014 at 03:10 pm
Liars figure,, and figures lie. You can make statistics say whatever you want them to say. The onlyRead More variable is which side is using the stats. It is well known that Universities like UM do not admit every single freshman that applies. Only a biased, myopic view of race would lead one to believe that not using affirmative action will now see every last white freshman that applies, accepted. Seriously people,,, you cannot legislate or vote in discrimination under the guise of "states rights". The ban on gay marriage in Michigan WILL be overturned.
cookiepro2 April 23, 2014 at 04:06 pm
Regardless of affirmative action, U of M will do what it needs to do to maintain its academicRead More ranking. It's not going to endanger its brand name, so to speak. Its funding depends on its reputation and its sizable materially successful alumni base. I have no beef with the recruited star athletes either, they are excellent at what they do, and bring in tremendous revenue and fans, think of it as a different kind of intelligence, no less to be respected. Graduate school where U of M excels, IMO, will never be accused of letting anyone in just because of race...there are the GRE, LSAT, MCAT , GMAT tests, very competitive; you've got to have the right stuff.
Robert April 24, 2014 at 01:24 pm
So according to Greg, and Love All we should be forced to discriminate? That's exactly whatRead More affirmative action is. It "forces" people within organizations to openly discriminate. Bug I guess because it's against white people Greg and Love aren't concerned because of course white people are the root if all evil and should be punished. And by the way Love, the gay marriage debate is on a different forum. Go find that one to tout your perversions.
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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.
A generic form of the tranquilizer Xanax was reportedly found inside a plastic egg a 4-year-old received at an Easter party at Huron Park Elementary School in Roseville.
Jamie Adair April 22, 2014 at 01:58 am
Someone needs to pay for this.
Southpaw April 22, 2014 at 01:23 pm
Kids can't even have fun anymore without parents having to worry if something's going to happen toRead More any of them. Some a-hole obviously thought this was funny. Hope they find out who did it.
Bob April 22, 2014 at 03:44 pm
Ironically, the parent taking the Xanax probably aint feeling worried... Good job by the parent whoRead More was paying attention to their child!
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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.
Peggy Prater Mcmillan April 24, 2014 at 11:01 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.