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dleighg April 16, 2014 at 09:10 am
So John, JM thinks it's a bad idea, so apparently you do as well. But I infer you feel frustrated asRead More a republican in a reliably blue state. This proposed change would have your vote count, all the time. Why would you be against that?
New York Patriot April 16, 2014 at 09:15 am
dleighg - Your comment reinforces my point. People don't get it. They don't get the math. TheyRead More don't understand the impact and consequences. Allow me to try to simplify. Under the current proposal, in 2016 if I vote for Chris Christie but the national popular vote goes to Hillary, then my Christie vote is cast for Hillary at the electoral college. Under a true popular vote (abolish electoral college) my Christie vote is for Christie even if I am the only American who voted for him. SO, you see, under the current proposal, my Christie vote is just as likely to get hijacked for Hillary as it is now under the system we have currently. The only difference is that it gets hijacked based on the national popular vote instead of the state popular vote. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Disclaimer: I am not advocating for either system in the example. Just trying to explain at a simplistic level. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Disclaimer: I am not advocating for Christie or Hillary in 2016.
dleighg April 16, 2014 at 09:20 am
So NY Patriot, you care so much about your symbolic singleton vote for Christie even if it makesRead More absolutely no difference in the outcome? I guess I'm more interested in the practical results than the symbolic ones. We would still "know about" your vote, as we would need to know the totals before allocating the electoral votes.
Midwest Hydroganics owner Joseph Vota said business has been booming since Patch revealed the DEA was staking out his store. Credit: Joseph Hosey
Bruce Cummings April 15, 2014 at 10:05 pm
@Kim Johnson. Not that it matters, but you have your facts wrong. President Barack Obama nominatedRead More Leonhart for the position of DEA Administrator on 2/2/2010. The issue here is people should be able to shop at a store without being followed or have the NSA track each word I am typing.
knee jerk April 15, 2014 at 10:15 pm
I'll do my shopping in either Lowe's or Wal-Mart's garden centers, at least for now, and only useRead More cash.
Bill Leseberg April 16, 2014 at 08:17 am
Topper N Mitzi - Obama does suck, 100% of the time!
New York Patriot April 15, 2014 at 04:03 pm
You'd have a strong following if you began to blog.
Theresa Flora April 15, 2014 at 05:32 pm
I'd probably also have high blood pressure, but thanks for the compliment.
New York Patriot April 15, 2014 at 05:47 pm
Came from the heart. Stay engaged.
Stu Pidasso April 16, 2014 at 12:54 am
true dat. there is alot of waste in this country, perhaps tis the reason we are trillions of dollarsRead More in the hole!! Our Founding Fathers would be rolling in their graves if they knew what is going on in our country, going right down the shitter......
steve forte April 16, 2014 at 07:40 am
How broke are we you ask? Well we are 17trillion $ broke. Is that a lot of money? Well lets see. AllRead More single family homes combined in this country are worth about 16Trillion $. If none of us had a mortgage and everyone sold their home and gave the money to the gvmt we would still be broke. That's effin broke.
Pedro April 16, 2014 at 07:56 am
Chicago man should be a dead Chicago man-but we will put him in prison with all his buddies!
Twitter photo of the bus burned in a crash in Orland last week, where 10 people died, including five students.
Holly B April 14, 2014 at 10:20 pm
God bless Heaven's newest angels. We here on earth will miss them both.
RM April 15, 2014 at 11:26 am
Hey John Rithouse, if you don't like it, then don't come here for news. Guys like you make this sameRead More annoying comment every day. Are you mentally slow?
rubberband April 15, 2014 at 01:28 pm
This was out in my neck of the woods. All really great kids, college bound and starting their adultRead More lives. Having lost a child, I can say these families will mourn for as long as they live, and will have to find a "new normal" as EVERYTHING is changed for them now...I wish them strength, there is nothing quite like burying a child. Appreciated are the messages of respect and sympathy. It can be annoying to get news from areas other than your own, however the new Patch is doing things differently, and show no evidence of changing it back.....my best advice would be to ignore stories not in your area, and to write your editor directly, and share your comments with those who can make changes.
Screen Grab from WCVB report of a senior home resident who was evacuated.
Kathleen April 15, 2014 at 09:47 pm
OK, let me take a wild guess here...This is Massachusetts so it shouldn't be that difficult toRead More figure it out. These two crack heads in their 40's are on SSI, claiming some phony disability and are living on SSI in a Section 8 apartment in a senior complex. Probably a good guess right? They put senior citizens in grave danger and will probably get a slap on the wrist and sent right back to live in the elderly housing... just a guess of course but probably pretty accurate. Either that or they are living in an apartment with one of their parents and are not on the lease but yet still live there...only in MA!
Geoff Burton April 15, 2014 at 10:40 pm
Kathleen I don't get the Massachusetts reference, having said that I think your about right.
century April 15, 2014 at 11:30 pm
Kathleen, your right. As for housing, the less number of homeless, the more grant money the city andRead More state receives for housing. It happens all the time in Pennsylvania. Free loaders like the crackheads mentioned in the story is why people who have legimate disabilities are judged as liars and have to fight for their rights.
Megan Huntsman: Credit KLTV screen grab
John April 15, 2014 at 02:23 pm
Well gee officer, I was throwing out some old stinky boxes my wife had in our garage and the nextRead More thing you know......
Geoff Burton April 15, 2014 at 05:05 pm
Nothing new there Black panther o Poetry the human race has been delving the depth of depravity forRead More eons. There are a lot of good people in our world, but unfortunately evil is hyper active
D Penta April 15, 2014 at 05:29 pm
It says Around Town but the headline is UTAH. Utah is not near Natick!! I think everyone should notRead More open an article on Patch unless they see their town's name in the headline. So If it doesn't say Natick, then we all know it is not LOCAL to the Natick Patch. The less clicks these Patch sites get, the fewer advertisers they will get and then perhaps they will realize if we want sensational news from across the country we'd go back to Patch's former owners AOL and the HuffPost! Those here from other Patch sites - I think you should do the same only click on articles that mention your community's name. No name. No click!
A screen grab from WKYC's Facebook page.
JD tippit April 14, 2014 at 09:44 pm
santella stop your badmouthing of pigs you racist human
John Santaella April 15, 2014 at 12:40 am
My bad. I apologize to all pigs. I shouldn't have done it. No more bacon for a month for me
Andie April 15, 2014 at 08:50 am
Someone should have walked by him and whipped a big wad of crap at him and see how he likes it.
CBS Sacramento screenshot of the bus accident in Orland, which took the lives of 10 people, including five students from Southern California.
John Chrusciel April 14, 2014 at 02:16 pm
John the reports stated the vehicle was on fire. This was before the crash. Maybe the driver saw hisRead More tractor on fire and had a massive heart attack? Who knows.
John Chrusciel April 14, 2014 at 02:21 pm
Decaturette back in the days before collapsible steering shafts it was a bad idea to wear a seatbeltRead More because during a head on collision the steering shaft would act as a spear and run you through. I never wore a seat belt my old MGA or TR3. However, this is no longer a problem because of modern design and engineering. Some people will hem and haw about being t-boned at an intersection and the harm that a three point harness can do. I personally know many people who have had their lives saved by seat belts. I always wear mine. They should afford children the same opportunity to protect themselves. A 25 mile per hour head on collision with another vehicle travelling at 25 miles per hour is like a 50 mile per hour collision. So I do not buy the argument about shorter distances nor do I buy the article about lower driving speeds. What can is cost to have simple lap belts installed in a school bus? Are we that greedy?
Becky April 14, 2014 at 04:03 pm
I think the real reason they don't install them is that it would raise a whole other level ofRead More liability -- like that then they would have to keep the seatbelts in good working order, and maybe enforce that people wear them. Could I sue them because another passenger flew out of their seat and hit me. Etc, etc.
Benjamin Lee Fullwood.
Grumpy Old Man April 15, 2014 at 10:59 am
@Igor - I'm no fan of Obama but your comment as to others bringing him up regarding this article isRead More right on.
A Delargo April 15, 2014 at 06:50 pm
5 Years ? Are you kidding me ? It's a stinking pig. I've seen people that stab humans get farRead More less time. Thank god it wasn't a panda, that's life !!
Igor April 15, 2014 at 07:33 pm
Well maybe they should change the law and give people who stab other humans longer than 5 years. OneRead More thing to kill an animal for food, it's another thing to do to be sadistic.
Screen grab from KTLA report
Darla April 14, 2014 at 12:11 pm
More Liberal Common Core thinking... If a teacher can think a partially eaten PopTart looks like aRead More gun, then why wouldn't this marshmallow shooting device look like a WMD? It is sad and it is clear, that we will have very few students coming out of the public school system and go into any of the STEM programs. The dumbing down of America Marches onward...
A Delargo April 15, 2014 at 06:53 pm
Step back and look at what this administration has done to us. The countless wars on everything byRead More the Obaiacs have really done a disservice to this country. This is PC garbage.
Frank Estrada April 15, 2014 at 09:44 pm
Pubic unions have destroyed the City of Los Angeles....
Copper Beech Farm in Greenwich was sold for $120 million on April 11, 2014. Photo: David Ogilvy & Associates.
Srpska dobrovoljačka garda April 13, 2014 at 05:28 pm
I'll take two
Ohairs April 14, 2014 at 08:14 am
Disappointed they didn't show the kitchen. Def for that price needs air conditioning. I know youRead More "get the breezes" but there are times....$120 is only the asking price...it is beautiful, god bless the person who can afford it
Lakehouse Guy April 14, 2014 at 02:33 pm
Wow. How about a short term rental
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