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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....
South Side High School in Rockville Centre is among the best on Long Island, according to new rankings. (Patch file photo)
Grace Jones April 24, 2014 at 01:21 pm
Shocking that Commack High School did not make the top 154 in NYS (only the top 154 High Schools areRead More listed once you click on the link) Maybe if some parents showed more interest in Academics than in Sports well maybe the school would get a better rating.
Lorraine DeVita April 24, 2014 at 01:24 pm
WHY are you getting into a religious discussion here? . Because quite frankly there is a LitanyRead More of ills one can place at the foot of the Churches doors when it comes to Poverty Wealth and EXCLUSION that even the new JESUIT POPE agrees need to be addressed. This article is about a list of schools, NOT Catholic Schools but PUBLIC HS SCHOOLS on Long Island that have been ranked nationally for their academic excellence... Sadly for all the self proclaimed accolades , back patting, and ballyhooing made by many SD's on LI the fact remains only 14 LI schools made the list. NOW taxpayers and parents alike should be asking WHY rather than make excuses.
brookhavenconfucius April 24, 2014 at 02:08 pm
Grace, you live in an oligarchy...It doesn't matter how much 'interest' parents take in school. AsRead More long as there are sufficient numbers, to pay taxes and support the Expensive Day Care facilities, schools have become, that's ALL that matters.
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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.
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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?
B. Dub April 24, 2014 at 02:46 pm
Honestly, Michael, yes. I really can't imagine what that will be like. I have a good friend who isRead More as liberal as they get (we don't discuss politics, which is why we still like each other). There is a tiny part of me that would like to see Hillary win just to prove to my friend how wrong she is about her. But the rational part of me is scared - really scared - of how many fewer rights we would have under a Hillary presidency combined with a Democratic Congress. I mean we've already lost enough in the last 8 years; we need to stop the bleeding.
JJ April 24, 2014 at 01:03 pm
Jane L. Excellent comments.
SouthOfNyack April 24, 2014 at 01:18 pm
What liberty have you lost, Jane L? Where were you when the Patriot Act was being debated? Give me aRead More break
EJ48 April 24, 2014 at 01:31 pm
So many folks seeking to become the next Stephen Colbert. Who knew we had so many frustratedRead More comedians on LI?
mosco April 24, 2014 at 12:30 am
LBPD and LBFD always overreact to everything. I've been pulled over for minor traffic infractions inRead More this city a few times and it always warrants at least 2 pig cars. PATHETIC!! I bet those cops walked away from this prank pissed wishing this kid had actually shot his family up so it could give them the action they so crave. They've never found a swatter and they wont find this one.
Steve Slank April 24, 2014 at 07:49 am
Ahhh some national news involving our fair city, loved how the kids were laughing in the backgroundRead More of all the news reports. Perhaps protocols for this type of situation need to be reassessed, where so many officers needed for this? I doubt the kid actually gave out his address over Xbox Live, maybe one of the local kids or brother made the prank call. These kids were loving it. What easy overtime for these officers, maybe one of them made the anonymous internet call.
Time on our side April 24, 2014 at 01:28 pm
Quick question, where was The Commish interviewed? Because it wasn't in front of the "crimeRead More scene".
Photo from Long Beach Patch Post
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.
Tereso Ruiz-Hernandez, 25, of Bayville, was sentenced Monday to one year behind bars by Judge Angelo Delligatti. (Photo: NCPD)
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 .
Meri April 24, 2014 at 07:09 am
A one year sentence is ridiculous! He should actually be held accountable for what he did! TheRead More justice system in this county is appalling!!! I guarantee he offends again after release.....then what?
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.
monkey lewis April 24, 2014 at 01:45 am
communist core=Obamas whore
Pat Richards April 24, 2014 at 07:04 am
@monkey Lewis, It's not communist, it's fascist. The state and business working together. FascistRead More Mussolini called it corporatism.
DebinRye April 24, 2014 at 08:13 am
Hmmm . . . I keep hearing paranoia from left and right, but how are we to truly evaluate theRead More education we are paying for? Like so many issues that confront us today, there is no light; only heat. No method will be perfect. And, no disrespect intended, but I'm not sure parents are best situated to evaluate the efficacy of their children's education. After all, most were products of the very system we so desperately need to improve. We need SOME objective measure. Any ideas?
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
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.
Charles Taite April 24, 2014 at 02:45 pm
TRUST ME!!! "The Black Panther of Poetry" did not do this himself. benicia patch didRead More it!! THIS IS NOT AMERICA!!!
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.
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.
Millsey April 24, 2014 at 02:46 pm
If it's on the internet it must be true? A small group of parents make up some "facts" andRead More post it on random news sites. So it must be true? I'm in favor of trusting the actual sources of the program over a blog that someone created because they are afraid of their kids getting a better 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.