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Steve April 23, 2014 at 06:28 pm
Google "shed police joke" Mike Rath could relate to that.
jim harris April 23, 2014 at 06:31 pm
If the thieves hadn't broke into the guys house they wouldn't have gotten shot. It was a waist ofRead More good ammunition.
Tom Hollman April 23, 2014 at 06:47 pm
Maybe they were popular because they always had more money than other kids that were'nt burglers?? IRead More feel sorry for the homeowner those kids forced his hand and they could have just as easily done him in for how was he to know I'm on the homeoners side He's guilty of defending himself and that all
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Michael Hipp April 23, 2014 at 04:38 pm
Aside and apart from all the other things that Chas mentions above, and good grief those are badRead More enough already ~ can anybody change my mind on the point that allowing people to have guns in a bar, where alcohol is being served, is anything other than a horrible idea?
Dave April 23, 2014 at 04:51 pm
Thank you Governor Deal for protecting our Constitutional rights in GA and keeping us safe fromRead More people that distort facts like those posting above. God Bless America and God Bless the state of Georgia!
Mack April 23, 2014 at 06:32 pm
This is a good law. If a business or Church does not want weapons on their property then post a signRead More that weapons are not permitted. However enter with caution because a criminal may have his since he does not respect the law. So called 'gun free zones' are where the criminal will be.
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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.
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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.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
Arnibah Vanst April 23, 2014 at 06:42 pm
@Black Panther of Poetry What do you see that is racist about my comment?
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?
A lawsuit filed April 22, 2014, challenges the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. File photo
J. H. April 23, 2014 at 05:27 pm
We're not talking about religion here folks. We are talking about a law made by MAN. Not God. ARead More flawed law that should be thrown out and I hope it is.
Chris P April 23, 2014 at 06:29 pm
jMichael with regards to questions 1 - 3, you asked these questions and I responded with theRead More answers. Is there something specific that has not been answered? In question 4 you asked if sin was defined in the Constitution which you knew of course is not. I did however give examples of sin (as defined in the Bible) which are not mentioned in the Constitution but I expect that you would agree that the actions I described are also unlawful. Regarding your statement, "Using your citations, and Leviticus aside, I find Scripture to be be mute on same-sex relations." You asked for specific passages in the Bible where marriage is defined as being between a man and a woman. You asked for a minimum of three and I provided much more than that. Thus for you to say that scripture is irrelevant and mute in this matter is a false statement. Thank you for the last word and for a good debate.
Chris P April 23, 2014 at 06:36 pm
amy2go please explain why the tax status of a church has any bearing on this arguement?
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.
Gary Tobin April 23, 2014 at 04:47 pm
National Governor’s Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers are private,Read More no-profit organizations. They are NOT government agencies. Therefore the STATES DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO CCSS.
Matt Miller 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.
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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.
NeNe Leakes of Atlanta on "Dancing With The Stars" with pro partner Tony Dovolani. Credit: Leakes' Facebook page
David D April 21, 2014 at 10:29 pm
yawn
David Brown April 22, 2014 at 07:57 am
I'm with you David D. I never watch the show.
Atlanta Rocks April 22, 2014 at 11:48 am
NENE IS NOT FROM THE CASCADE AREA!!!! Nor is she from SW Atlanta or even Atlanta for that matter!!!!Read More Why all the Nene Leakes news?? At least give us Kandi Burruss news, she went to school in the area and lives off Cascade. Is it just our Patch site or have they all gone downhill?
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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.
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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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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.
Ken Sucharski April 23, 2014 at 04:57 pm
OK, you got your 15 minutes of fame - now shut up.
Stephen McDaniel. Bibb County Jail mugshot
Robert Homer April 23, 2014 at 10:59 am
His disgusting act deserves the death penalty or life with a chance for parole . If we are luckyRead More another inmate might take care of the prolem .
jimmy a faircloth April 23, 2014 at 11:02 am
life in prison is to good for this low life he should be tied to four horse and pulled apart thisRead More would be more fitting to life with parol in 30 years..
Cynthia Nettles April 23, 2014 at 12:39 pm
I'm so sick of bleeding hearts thinking that prison is good enough for these psychos! I just do notRead More understand the mentality that if we, as a society, condone the death penalty that we are somehow barbaric, sick or vengeful. What is wrong with you??? Do you really think it makes us a better society for continuing to support people like this killer for the rest of their lives? Do you understand how much money that costs our country EVERY DAY? I understand that perhaps you feel that there are some innocent people sitting in prison right now and, for those few, we need to be cautious in exacting final justice. However, this psycho admitted that he did it...described it in detail...he is guilty...there is no doubt about that. Furthermore, there is NO...let me repeat that...NO help for him. There is no amount of rehabilitation, no drug, no shock therapy, no surgery, no magic drink...NOTHING...that will help him or change him. I have worked in a correctional setting for many years...with some of the worst criminals in history...(who, by the way, have since been executed)...I have seen them on a daily basis, talked to them, listened to them, watched their daily actions. Trust me when I tell you, there is NOTHING that will change them and I have not lost one second of sleep over their executions...in fact, the opposite is true...I sleep better knowing they are GONE...gone permanently...not just 'put away' for a while. I understand that you think you are being compassionate...you are not. It is a service to society, in soooo many ways, to be rid of them. THEY are the true animals...let me take that back...they aren't even animals...I have two dogs...they have never hurt anyone...I value their lives more than any one of these sick individuals. I can't call them people, I can't call them animals...both are above what they are. There really is no name for it...but I will assure you...they have NO place in society...even in an incarcerated society. Judge me if you will...call me harsh if you must...my opinion comes from seeing and knowing...and you can take my statements how ever you wish...but I know what I know...and you can take that to the bank.
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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.