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Brew July 12, 2014 at 07:30 pm
No one understands me. :*(
Brew July 12, 2014 at 07:31 pm
But I'm ok with that!
cardiclash July 12, 2014 at 09:21 pm
Lol.. no one understands me either brew and I'm ok with it too. It's perfectly fine not to run withRead More the pack:)
What a mink looks like when it's not a coat. (Photo: Wikipedia Commons)
avi July 12, 2014 at 12:13 pm
Immigration crisis? I think that is a "typo"....didn't you mean "invasion"? IRead More mean basically that is what has happened over the last 30 yrs...we are just sugar coating it to make us feel we are in control of the situation and we are not. But what do we expect Mexican nationals to do? Stay in a country where their whole family may be desimated by gun toting hired guns (paramilitary) in Mexico's? Of course not... we would all run for our lives also. We must use empathy if we are to remain a conscious people outside of whatever our government's actions and shortcomings maybe.....such as creating chaos in a country by sending paramilitary in order to take over the drug cartels...if our country was not full of drug intoxicated victims then Mexico would not have a problem. Now you know why our military has not been deployed to the border....bcause our boys would refuse the mission. So obviously we are relying on paramilitaries to do our dirty work. We should all be appalled at what is happening. Avi
Cynthia Curran July 13, 2014 at 01:06 am
I use to feel the way you did. Personality, the business class and particularly in Orange County hasRead More hired them for jobs for over 30 years. In fact some of the stats by the US Census while lots of conservatives will not agree with is some of the illegal immigrants left Santa Ana and Anaheim since they couldn't find jobs. The Census shows OC aging and Hispanic immigrants tend to make the county younger but OC is now about 37 years old. Hispanic immigrants tend to have more children and bring the average down. The US Census shows a dropped from 2.8 in 2007 to 2.12 now. Granted, there are still lots of illegal immigrants in the OC but at one time they were over 300,000. As for conservatives Texas has almost as bad a problem since business there hired them to do construction and service jobs like dishwashers and fast food. Also, OC kid population has been dropping which is why I think at least some illegals went home or to other parts of California or out of state. The 5 and under population is now onl 6.1 which is slightly below the US average and the under 18 population is about 23.3 also under the national average.. In fact Hispanics were more foreign born as a percentage of the workforce under George W Bush in 2007 when they represent 56 and are now at 49. The only reason I believe that illegal Hispanics are coming and going particularly from Mexico is the birthrate is dropping they tend to have near the 3.0 figure in the US while native born Hispanics are closer to 2.0.
Cynthia Curran July 13, 2014 at 01:13 am
The Central American kids crisis is a law passed under George W Bush because of human trafficking itRead More went to far in the direction of protecting them. On the other hand, Mexico we can just return the kids without having a court hearing that the 2008 act made different for the Central American kids. The hypercracy over many Republicans on immigration allowed companies like here in Orange County and Texas to hire them but pushed border control when probably getting rid of the job magnet a long time ago even under George W Bush's first term would have solved the problem. In Orange County that met not hiring every maid, landscaper, car washer, fast food worker, day labor, low skilled assembly worker usually in garment work or sometimes medical devices or aerospace assembly, and prep cooks. These are just some of the jobs that have been done by illegal immigrants in Orange County the passed 30 years. They entered Santa Ana in the late 1970's and started with simple factory work that is now in Mexico because of NAFTA.
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H Shamir July 12, 2014 at 10:52 am
We were driving Fri night and saw it. Both my wife and I commented that it seemed bigger thanRead More usual.
cardiclash July 12, 2014 at 09:27 pm
Look it's a bird, it's a plane its... supermoon. Anyone? Seriously, it does like bigger and it'sRead More really bright and beautiful!
Tina July 13, 2014 at 12:47 am
I watched it from my living room window. Gorgeous!
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Cheryl Miller July 12, 2014 at 07:20 pm
DMJ, it isn't the Moms ... it is the schools buying the devices and insisting the kids use themRead More these days.
vicki July 12, 2014 at 09:23 pm
Get off here commenting and parent your kids, if you have them. If not, try being a parent for aRead More day! Yall sound like people from the 70's about rock music! Get over yourself! Good grief. Commenting on comics, a new age.
Hydra July 12, 2014 at 09:30 pm
Vicki turn down that noise!
Police said a man left his poodle in a sweltering car while he shopped at BJ's Wholesale Club. File photo.
JoAnn Chisholm Dueño July 11, 2014 at 03:11 pm
the common sense solution is to leave the dogs at home where they are comfortable
Stephanie St Angelo Chenard July 12, 2014 at 02:39 am
Common sense??? I'll make it easy to understand. LEAVE THE DOG HOME!!!!!!! Enough said!!!
morlamweb July 12, 2014 at 03:04 pm
I agree, Stephanie! "Common" sense should be to leave your dog at home. What Cai andRead More Michael don't seem to get is that temperatures in a parked car get very hot very quickly, particularly in the hot summer sun. Even four minutes in the shade with the windows open can make it uncomfortably hot in the car. Believe me, if I see a dog trapped in a hot car, I WILL report it. Responsible dog owners do NOT leave their "beloved" dogs in the car!
After another baby dies after being left in a hot car, a mother recounts a mistake that might have cost her daughter's life.
porter gladstone III July 13, 2014 at 02:08 am
my attitude rdj is that you accomplish nothing in pointing out the grievous mistake this man inRead More ridgefield made. I am not excusing him. Im simply saying its not insightful to say 'people shouldnt leave their kids in the car.' we get it. I get it. As I said, i lost my wife years ago to a drunk driver. Ive thought 10,000 times what i could have done , or we could have done differently. My wife didnt drink. She obeyed the traffic laws. But nevertheless I think 10,000 times what I may have done differently. My guess is this man , who actually was the one at fault will think of what he did 100,000 times and each time bang his head against the wall. I dont think your commenting on this helps in any way. What these cases should normally do is to slap people into some area of mindfulness. But people like you decide that its not you who could ever do this. And I actually find that counterproductive. Yes, none of us think we can do it, but the lesson is lost if you just say its impossible for good parents to have this happen. THis is a wake up call. YOu serve to diminish the message if you simply castigate this man as a jerk and that it cant happen to people who care. Im sure he cared, im sure you care, and complacency and self-assuredness are not good things when it comes to child rearing.
RDJ July 13, 2014 at 02:33 am
I am sorry for your loss as I too have lost a family member to a drunk driver but it is not the sameRead More thing as forgetting a child. I have also lost a child and even though it was not my fault I feel guilty for his loss. People said that the father that lost his child here in the Georgia case loved his child too but facts have come out that show he intentionally left his son in the car to die. He also used the excuse that he forgot. So how do any of us know if these parents truly forgot or intentionally forgot? Point is that these parents may care about their children but at some point something else became more important to them. People let other things take precedence over their children when they should not. I am simply pointing out that parents who keep their priorities straight don't forget the important things like their children. There are bad parents out there that don't forget their kids. There are parents that are good parents up to the point that they forget they are a parent. There is nothing that anyone can do to keep this from happening when ultimately it is the parents responsibility to remember they are parents first and everything else second. I am not trying to argue with you. I am just stating that as far as I am concerned nothing comes before my children. It shouldn't be so far fetched to think other parents should feel the same for their own children. I hope you find peace one day that your wife is in a better place and that maybe her loss changed the course of that man's life for the better. I know that doesn't make it easier but I like to think God has a purpose for taking our loved ones. Sometimes that is what keeps me going. God bless.
RDJ July 13, 2014 at 02:36 am
And trust me when I say I am not complacent when it comes to my children. Especially after losing myRead More son. Losing him made me realize how quickly things can change and I do everything I can to keep my kids safe. They are always on my mind regardless of where I am or what I am doing.
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Richard T. July 12, 2014 at 12:49 am
Do you have the classic physical symptoms of withdrawal, or is it merely a psychological problem?
Chris July 12, 2014 at 01:19 am
Addiction kind of makes sense... Alcohal is a form of sugar and that is addictive...
Richard T. July 12, 2014 at 02:28 am
There are physical symptoms to alcohol withdrawal.
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Ken Lewis July 10, 2014 at 12:50 am
The thing I find interesting is women are dead set against people that smoke but the major majorityRead More of them drink regularly. I suppose they justify it because booze won't give them lung cancer. So who cares about liver cancer, hardening of the arteries, heart disease, kidney failure, abdominal and bowel cancer and a permanent lose of thousands of brain cells with each drink. I have yet to see one report of a driver under the influence of nicotine killing anyone while driving. So heres lookin at ya drink up and put that cigarette out before ya kill somebody with second hand smoke and just use a car.
Amanda Reckenwithe July 11, 2014 at 04:20 pm
THAT'S it!! I'm not hanging around, with any more dead people!
LCT July 11, 2014 at 10:06 pm
Driving under influence of alcohol or drugs stats DO NOT include accidents caused by an impairedRead More driver who did something stupid, caused an accident, but wasn't in the accident. Cutting someone off, weaving in high-speed traffic, crossing center line, stopping short, running stop signs/street lights, etc. can cause an accident without offending party being in the accident. These drivers are oblivious and merrily drive on their way.
The maximum fine for littering in Rhode Island is now $1,000. File photo.
Chris July 9, 2014 at 08:20 pm
Unless they enforce the law it doesn't matter what the penalty is!
It is what it is July 11, 2014 at 11:19 am
Honestly, in 1989 I was caught in Portsmouth throwing a soda can out of my car, coming around theRead More bend at the overlook near Kaiser Aluminum. I had to go to court and paid a $50.00 fine and it is still on my record. On the very rare occasion I have some interaction with law enforcement it is VERY embarrassing, now that I am older and know better. EVERY police officer WILL enforce that law IF the offence is observed. BELIEVE IT......
It is what it is July 11, 2014 at 11:21 am
Honestly, in 1989 I was caught in Portsmouth throwing a soda can out of my friends car, comingRead More around the bend at the overlook near Kaiser Aluminum. I had to go to court and paid a $50.00 fine and it is still on my record. On the very rare occasion I have some interaction with law enforcement it is always brought up and it is VERY embarrassing, now that I am older and know better. EVERY police officer WILL enforce that law IF the offence is observed. BELIEVE IT......
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Joe Smith July 9, 2014 at 01:57 pm
Mark - Patch editor - would you please clarify what you mean when you report " be in line forRead More full funding beginning". I think the average reader means the state is going to pick up the tab for districts adding full day K. In North Kingstown, the numbers thrown around when this was brought in the past is something like $500-600K. My understanding is the bill simply ensures the state funding formula funds adding the extra "1/2" day to the student count -- so while that would mean more more state aid, it is nowhere in the range of $500K and the bill adds some throw away that RIDE could fund "eligible" costs (but that means only the one time extra items and only if funding is available). I may be wrong, but you should make it clear whether this bill means a town like NK could add full day K on "the state's dime." My understanding is NK would still have some significant costs to cover to add full day K to the other elementary schools.
Joe Deware July 9, 2014 at 01:58 pm
some kids do better in full day kindergarten. and remember, ppl, you don't HAVE to pay your taxes.
NK Edge July 10, 2014 at 12:42 pm
What kind of comment is that"you don't have to pay your taxes"? I pay my taxes willinglyRead More as a proud and free American. What I will not tolerate, nor should other law abiding "Contributors" , is the lack of common sense and planning that these morons perpetrate resulting in me paying for their lack of responsibility!
Keniah Barnes saved a child from drowning at her birthday party. She turned 9 last week. Credit: screenshot from WGCL TV
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don mckinney July 11, 2014 at 02:00 am
misplaced patriotism and summarily killing masses on the orders of an egomaniac commander who wouldRead More not carry out the ridiculous mission without the questioning of the reasonableness of the mission, can ,and has led to the robotic knee jerk reaction to mindlessly commit global genocide by non thinking trained mercenaries who feel they can KILL their way into problem solving. then come home and turn on family and friends and community due to the vaccines , and brain damage and residue of the depleted uranium weapons they may use to dump an a sovereign country through fake FEAR AND LIES FROM COMMAND. IT could happen . then they may be too morally damaged to remember job #1 to protect the borders as originally assigned . then just may be that there may not be a job , home , or respect from others except their own fellow mercenaries . then tun on community free speech and true nationalism and safety and mutual community respect . It could happen . It could even RUIN the economic engine of the country and give world power to global bankers who could exploit realtars , home buyers , owners and construction industry and we would not be in a position to afford 44 million invaders. MAYBE?
don mckinney July 11, 2014 at 02:08 am
misplaced patriotism destroyed the free speech and other rights as is displayed by the censoring ofRead More polite comments on this format, not patting mercenaries on the back . ie borders unprotected , blacks displaced by illegals in work force , economy trashed , etc
Brainwashed_In_Church July 12, 2014 at 09:37 am
You can also throw it in the trash.
It's now illegal in Rhode Island to leave a dog in a sweltering vehicle. File photo.
MillicentBroderick July 8, 2014 at 01:34 pm
Leave RI Lie down with dogs, get up with fleas.
gail sands July 8, 2014 at 07:23 pm
Why is it that in order to get attention from many citizens is to make something illegal? Does noRead More one have any common sense any more? Guess that is a stupid question, but I dont get it. Between kids and animals who cant defend themselves, people can be such morons. Kill them, abandon them, abuse them, where does all this come from.
MillicentBroderick July 8, 2014 at 09:47 pm
There are a fair number of people who are genuinely unaware of the danger, there are people who doRead More not like to be told how to run their lives and that extends to the creature in the car. I have on 4 occasions nicely and politely informed a person that it would be harmful to their dog to leave it in the car, as the dog had been. I have never had anyone say thank you I did not realize. I have been threatened with violence and basically run off. So what does that say. That is why it needs to be a law..so there is no "discussion". awful.
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Pete Hewett July 6, 2014 at 09:19 am
A child's blow up swimming pool left on top of a patio table had 4.5 inches of rain water in itRead More Saturday morning in Bristol. Perhaps not a very scientific way of measuring total rainfall, but good enough to be in the ball park I imagine.
Alicarn July 7, 2014 at 02:44 pm
I had 5" of rainwater in my 5 gallon watering buckets in East Greenwich.
339 Ocean Ave. in Newport. Credit: Zillow
Bill the 1st July 7, 2014 at 08:22 am
@Otto, EBT cards are not essential. The food that they are intended to provide is the essentialRead More thing. The thing we take issue with is the fraud, waste and abuse of the EBT card. This State goes out of its way to ensure that all cardholders can do what ever they want with the cards. THAT is a problem.
Mike Jackson July 7, 2014 at 01:51 pm
I think you guys need a lesson in sarcasm guys....
Mike Jackson July 7, 2014 at 01:52 pm
I think you need a lesson in sarcasm guys.....
yourusmcboyelvises July 7, 2014 at 03:40 pm
independence from what.
Lilliana Nishihira July 11, 2014 at 10:21 am
this is hilarious!
MAC July 12, 2014 at 01:41 am
One character in the movie "America: Imagine the World Without Her" is Alexis deRead More Tocqueville, who brilliantly assessed and described American Exceptionalism. Here are a few of his best quotes:---------------------------------------------------------------------"America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.”-----------------------------------“The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.”----------------------------------------------------------------------------------“Americans are so enamored of equality, they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.”
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