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Henry Sadowski April 23, 2014 at 06:20 pm
If you break into a home you should know that there is a good chance you will not leave alive. IRead More think it's a travesty that the victim of a robbery is being prosecuted for protecting his home and property. The "legal" system is no longer a "justice" system. Too many rights for criminals and not enough for victims.
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.
PortResident April 23, 2014 at 05:28 pm
call and email your fustration and concerns: Mark Epstein, PCAC Long Island Railroad CommuterRead More Council Permanent Citizens Advisory Committee mail@pcac.org Bob Brennan 718-558-7500 LIRR Port Washington station rep. MTA / LIRR: Thomas Prendergast tprender@mtahq.org Helena Williams hewilli@lirr.org Dina: degiorgiod@northhempsteadny.gov Judy: BosworthJ@northhempsteadny.gov and attend: LIRR committee meeting http://web.mta.info/mta/news/calendar.htm The meetings are held at 347 Madison Avenue in the 5th Floor Board Room.
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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.
Theresa Flora April 23, 2014 at 03:48 pm
Tony: the race card? It's beyond annoying. It's disgusting and it's old! How long are ourRead More candidates gonna allow themselves to be classified as racists, bigots and sexists? During Obama's first campaign, the main stream media, the GOP and ultimately, the electorate gave him a pass on his friendship with Jeremiah Wright, the race-baiting, Whitey-hating, anti-Semite. During his second campaign the Left went all-out with the fake Republican "war on women". Not only were they successful in 2014, they'll recycle that strategy soon as Hillary announces. She's not even remotely worried about Benghazi or the fact that she was a do-nothing Senator and Sec of State.
eatingdogfood April 23, 2014 at 05:12 pm
Ooofah!! LOL!
Tony T April 23, 2014 at 05:31 pm
Just for some clarification see linkRead More :http://www.coachisright.com/if-hillary-clinton-had-a-lesbian-affair-with-huma-abedin-than-everything-in-weinergate-fits/
Andrea Ploscowe April 23, 2014 at 03:06 pm
Drug dealers were swatting people to purposely send police resources to another part of the city, soRead More they could commit murders and robberies while knowing the police were across town. If there is another emergency while police/fire department are away on a false SWAT call, people who are truly in trouble could get hurt or die. It's very serious and not funny in the slightest.
Jack April 23, 2014 at 03:38 pm
Once again a keystone kop response by the LBPD. But what's the response to all the car breakins inRead More LB? The Commish was looking for a big payoff for his overpriced position and thought this was the "big one". Why would you call out the army of outside cops for an unconfirmed anonymous police call? All reports indicated the residents were ok and responded to the LBPD they were ok. So why the over reaction? Why didn't LBPD respond like this when the station was under attack by North Park drug dealers in na gunfight last year?
Eddie April 23, 2014 at 04:21 pm
I don't believe the criticism lies with the LBPD this time.
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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.
Tereso Ruiz-Hernandez, 25, of Bayville, was sentenced Monday to one year behind bars by Judge Angelo Delligatti. (Photo: NCPD)
eileen A. April 23, 2014 at 12:06 am
one whole year....wow and this poor girl for the rest of her life has to remember this piece ofRead More slime and probably see him on the streets after the year is up. how sickening.
Grifhunter April 23, 2014 at 11:40 am
Immigration status?
Joseph M. Langone April 23, 2014 at 04:10 pm
How about one year hanging by his privates about 2 feet off the floor .
rudy2 April 23, 2014 at 06:38 am
and the tickets just keep going up and up and up! lirr clean up your own house and stop tacking itRead More on the riders! Where the hell is Andrew cuomo
robert harison April 23, 2014 at 08:46 am
Where's cuomo he's to busy trying to give free college tuition to illegal aliens with his dream actRead More .so give that up.
Massa April 23, 2014 at 11:03 am
What a loser. He deserves more than a year, but glad he didn't get away with it. What sucks is howRead More he disgraced his family over this. He had a good job, just a greedy person.
Theresa Flora April 23, 2014 at 04:16 pm
Because it's so much easier (and cowardly) to call names than to put forth a cogent rebuttal, TJ.
eatingdogfood April 23, 2014 at 05:10 pm
Miss Flora, that's a liberal for ya!!
TJ Eckleburg April 23, 2014 at 06:25 pm
Here's a rebuttal for you. Stop breeding and then the taxpayers won't have to keep forking overRead More money to educate your little brats.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
Kim McCoy April 23, 2014 at 04:23 pm
Black Panther, you assume a lot. So full of hate, who taught you that?...and if I had two shoes ofRead More the same persuasion, they would be "two right shoes." Listen, when that hate boils over, please do us all a favor and take it out on those who saddled you with such...excuses, excuses, excuses.
Kevin April 23, 2014 at 04:30 pm
Black Panther of Poetry? More like the Black Panther of Bigotry.
Grumpy Old Man April 23, 2014 at 04:54 pm
@Black Racist of Poetry - The problem with race relations in this country is well, you. I thinkRead More blacks can achieve whatever they set their minds to, and there are numerous examples of that. It was always a measure of racism, whether real or imagined, to think of blacks as being such superior athletes. The implication of course was that they weren't capable of engaging in intellectual pursuits. Here, I state that a goal of affirmative action is to permit them to engage in intellectual activities and you respond by advocating the stereotype of the blacks as being such superior athletes and musicians. You are a real gem, a real credit to the Black Panthers and racists everywhere. By the way, I wouldn't trumpet the black background of rock and roll. Some of us don't like rock and roll. That doesn't mean we don't acknowledge or admire many black musicians. What's even more funny, or in your case, sick, the musicians you mentioned, Beatles, Presley, all acknowledged their debt to black musicians. You are an insult to every black person in this country who seeks to get ahead for himself and his family and rid the country, no the world, of intolerance.
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.
Should plastic bags be a thing of the past?
Christopher Wendt April 23, 2014 at 03:28 pm
Our "Town", which is the Town of Hempstead, probably lacks the authority to ban plasticRead More bags without State Legislative approval ("Home Rule Message"). I hope that is the case. Plastic bags are very convenient. As is the case with anything we use, considerate and responsible disposal will alleviate any perceived ills from the use of plastic bags.
Lorraine DeVita April 23, 2014 at 03:36 pm
If California can adopt bans of plastic bags in one form or another thru out the state I don seeRead More why NY cant follow suit http://www.cawrecycles.org/issues/plastic_campaign/plastic_bags/local
CAPICU April 23, 2014 at 03:39 pm
Oh oh ...The bag lady is back