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jim harris April 23, 2014 at 03:31 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 03:47 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
PunkMooCow April 23, 2014 at 03:57 pm
Here is an answer to the question, without reading the article. I will let the jury decide in aRead More court of law and ignore the one sided reporting that is sure to follow. I choose ot ignore the extension of the government known as mainstream media.
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B. Dub April 23, 2014 at 12:50 pm
One positive thing? Um... she never became President?
Simon April 23, 2014 at 01:06 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.
Tom Hollman April 23, 2014 at 03:53 pm
If She desides not to run they could buy a new mattress with some of the leftover money and get ridRead More of the one with Monicas wet spot stain
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Hamburger April 23, 2014 at 10:14 am
Who do you think are flying our drones?
Frank Esposito April 23, 2014 at 11:09 am
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 11:50 am
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.
Alberto Flores Ramirez. Photo courtesy of the Santa Ana Police Department.
Bella April 23, 2014 at 10:37 am
I can't believe that people are that STUPID!
Bella April 23, 2014 at 10:37 am
That's right up there with psychics.
Robert Curtis April 23, 2014 at 12:13 pm
Regardless of the years we MUST pay for his room and board the guy has a life sentence on the sexRead More offender registry and that's no picnic.
Irvine-based Botox maker Allergan is the target of a $45.6 billion takeover attempt by a rival company. Patch file photo.
OldTimer April 22, 2014 at 02:48 pm
Just a matter of time before the pharma industry is composed of just a handful of companies. MyRead More guess is that Allergan bites at this offer and then swallows it all the way down to it's lower intestine. The days of the blockbuster drugs are practically over. Now all we see are molecular spinoffs of drugs that already exist or requests for extensions of patent lives! It's getting harder and harder for ethical drug companies to survive on their own. Buyouts are commonplace. And it's the trend. Expect more of it - like with the banking industry. Not good for Mr. Consumer tho. When the universe of companies gets smaller your wallets get lighter.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
Arnibah Vanst April 23, 2014 at 03:42 pm
@Black Panther of Poetry What do you see that is racist about my comment?
Seamus Carty April 23, 2014 at 03:44 pm
Why do we discriminate based on race to show that discrimination based on race is wrong?
Seamus Carty April 23, 2014 at 03:47 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?
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 01:47 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 01:53 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 02:12 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 06:10 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 07:36 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 11:39 am
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.
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Kim Fox April 22, 2014 at 03:42 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 10:27 am
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 02:49 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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Craig Hermann April 22, 2014 at 09:20 am
Blaming API test scores of Lake Forest students on the teachers and administrators badly misses theRead More mark. If you were to carefully analyze the demographics of the test scores you will find that cultural influences play an overwhelming part in these results. High-ranking API schools do not have the ESL problem that Lake Forest has. In addition, high property values in other cities result in a higher dollar amount being spent on each pupil - with those schools offering significantly greater technological tools for teachers to use. When parents come for parent-teacher conferences in Lake Forest many bring translators with them. What kind of help do you think their kids get with homework and test preparation at home? Do you really think they even have computers at home? In some cultures, academic prowess is a top priority in families - but not in others. In many cases both parents (if there are two parents) work two jobs each just to survive. I will look forward to your specific comparisons so that you present a balanced argument. Going independent is not going to solve the social and demographic problems in Lake Forest. Craig Hermann, Lake Forest
Jim Gardner April 22, 2014 at 09:24 am
Hi Kelly. It certainly isn't as good as it sounds. Baker Ranch is doing a big dis-service by tryingRead More to lure potential new buyers to their new 2,300+ home project with the nice sounding phrase that SVUSD schools "make frequent appearances on the list of California Distinguished Schools" which to a naïve person sounds excellent. Who wouldn't want to be in a "distinguished school" until you realize that it isn't as good as it sounds.
OldTimer April 22, 2014 at 10:32 am
Of course it's not as good as it sounds. It's the equivalent of smothering lipstick on a pig. ButRead More that's their modern educational method used to ensure nobody's feelings get hurt. Just like the new Common Core curriculum. More lipstick on the pig to disguise underperformance and to lower the bar so no one fails. If this nonsense isn't stopped in it's tracks this nation is going to turn into a 3rd world hellhole. It's absolutely reprehensible what these so-called 'leaders' are doing to our society and to our children. Shame on them all! Oh, and thank you Scott and Craig for emphasizing the importance of CULTURE! To me this is plain old horse sense. But in this politically correct world you don't dare say it out loud. You'll be ostracized and called nasty names by the progressives who apparently have no problem selling out their own children.
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april ann April 22, 2014 at 10:30 am
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 03:42 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 11:09 am
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 08:39 am
Convict: There ARE pictures.
Rich Altman April 23, 2014 at 12:59 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 01:57 pm
OK, you got your 15 minutes of fame - now shut up.
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bg robbins April 22, 2014 at 08:39 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 12:28 pm
Just another argument for KOSHER hot dogs..... All of the great taste and NONE OF THE CRAP !
Bill Harvey April 22, 2014 at 02:04 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 21, 2014 at 11:30 pm
Father to many married to none and in case Ya all wondered Im really well hung
B. Dub April 22, 2014 at 08:34 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 01:52 pm
If this is a think tank, someone should change the filter.
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Marilyn Halpin April 21, 2014 at 08:00 am
Here's a post we did on setting up Find My iPhone. I recommend having this turned on even if youRead More don't take your iPad outside the house. You can also use it to find your iPad in the house if you are absent minded like me ;-) http://mac-fusion.com/setting-up-and-finding-your-mac-or-ios-device-with-find-my-iphone/
M April 21, 2014 at 04:33 pm
@mailyn, thanks! I appreciate the info. What do you know of or think about yahoo messengerRead More app....pretty safe to use??
Marilyn Halpin April 23, 2014 at 10:35 am
Hey M, sorry for the late response. Since Apple's iPad is a closed system and you can only load appsRead More from their store, pretty much all of them have been vetted to be not harmful. The biggest issue we see on the iPads are people forgetting to restart them every once in awhile :-) We have free group classes at mac-fusion if you ever wanted to learn more about your iPad! http://mac-fusion.com/classes
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GreenInOC April 20, 2014 at 06:28 pm
@Eric Bergstrom, yes 8 miles is sooooo far - what a travesty that it was posted to show up in theRead More SJC feed. Make sure to post your disappointment that this story, which had no impact on your life, was even reported by ABC as well: http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local/orange_county&id=9509700
Tennickly April 21, 2014 at 08:20 am
Riveting video.
Douglas Martin April 22, 2014 at 09:46 am
I am subscribed to the San Clemente Patch (but not for long...), not the MV Patch. Why am iRead More receiving a story about MV?
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grace April 21, 2014 at 04:53 pm
uh@ jj you know that how?
grace April 21, 2014 at 04:54 pm
lol had no idea they ,as in your dild*, were more than 50 bucks thx @ jj
Status Quo April 21, 2014 at 08:21 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 04:46 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!