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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!
CHRIS April 8, 2014 at 10:12 pm
"Premiums on exchange plans are also likely to increase next year. The Hill reported thatRead More industry insiders are expecting premium prices to increase significantly—in some states by as much as 300 percent—all depending on a combination between the final mix of enrollees and new taxes imposed under the new law."
CHRIS April 8, 2014 at 10:13 pm
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/health-insurance-14-5-million-100000231.html
knee jerk April 14, 2014 at 01:28 pm
Everything will work out OK if you just don't get sick (or hurt, but that's why you should haveRead More Affleck)
Gov. Cuomo signing the SAFE Act into law last year.
Ken Konrad April 17, 2014 at 10:00 am
Excellent points, brandie.
Tony Patrick April 17, 2014 at 11:29 am
great point brandie. i see that often with pro-gun groups. they like to label and make the otherRead More side labeled as the bad guy like we are murderers and criminals every chance they get. but they fail to realize, i have had a background check with every gun purchase i ever bought. if i had a felony on my record i could not purchase a gun. if i did have a felony record, and i had firearms in my possession, i would not be publicly stating i had them like i am now. the gov and these groups goes after me because its easier and cheaper than chasing down criminals.
brandie April 17, 2014 at 11:37 am
Hello Tony, I and my family are gun owners and are proud of that fact, we shoot at the range,Read More we hunt, and if need be we will protect our selves without hesitation. We as a nation need to stop trying to take away the rights of people even if we were to disagree with their point of view, i often wonder what liberals would do if the Republican party was to pass a law labeling anti gunners a mental disorder,(LOL), i would love to see the responses to that law.
JGJR March 24, 2014 at 10:58 pm
I just finished reading through that sleep study that you quoted in contemporary pediatrics. It wasRead More quite an interesting and enlightening article. However, it only supports your claims after you minimized the primary factors contributing to those sleep disorders; poor sleep behaviors, environmentals, etc. Eliminating/reducing of the hours of late night TV, computer use, cell phone use is their first and most important stimulant to curb. The electionic light exposure is the problem. Then secondly, comes caffeine based drinks; sodas, coffees, teas and pills. Yes, page three of the article does support your claims backed by studies but let's be real here. There are parents that don't even know their children are watching/creating porn on their (babysitting devices, a.k.a. ipads) instead of doing their homework in the first place! What you're clearly suggesting is beyond the mass majority due to a lack of their own span of attention/ mindless reality tv viewing/ slutty gossip magazine reading public. The family unit needs to be in order before you go and revamp the entire school district at great expense and inconvenience to all the working stiffs (working more than one job to make ends meet). When people start taking accountability for their own problems and still cannot yield the desired results, then bring up the study again over a cup of coffee. ;-)
GM March 24, 2014 at 11:14 pm
This discussion should focus on finding what really works best to learn. Wake up call at 6 am forRead More high schoolers will change, as it's simply not required. Walking into a building for 6 hours a day to take classes in 40 minute intervals is absurd. Bombarding teens with data points on 6-8 different subjects per day needs review for efficacy. Immersive learning enables learning. Stay for an hour. Absorb. Question. Discuss. Apply. That's how many people learn best. This "speed dating" type structure has got to change.
brookhavenconfucius March 25, 2014 at 07:42 am
GM, you are INNOCENT, IF YOU THINK, "This discussion should focus on finding what really worksRead More best to learn." IT'S NOT ABOUT THAT, though proponents will say that's the 'focus' ! DID you come from MARS, or somewhere ?
Dylann Lynch March 3, 2014 at 11:55 am
you aint scared of me
oldfed March 3, 2014 at 05:10 pm
Guess what, climate change is a better, more accurate term than the debunked global warmingRead More nonsense. It's occured thousands of times in the Earth's history. Both sides on this issue can agree on that, can't they? But, IMO humans didn't cause it directly, and cannot alter or stop it. The most critical negative human impact here is simple: too many people! Most of the Third World has NO access to birth control, and the vaunted UN doesn't seem to care. Even China relaxed it's stringent one-child-per-couple policy. Helping people limit their numbers might mitigate this problem. But I refuse to agree w/the Leftists Dems that we are some how to blame. Also, scientists who believe this theory make their paychecks off of scaring citizens, so they're incapable of being neutral.
joesph McCormick March 4, 2014 at 11:34 am
DA RICE KNOWS THE WEATHER CALL HER
knee jerk March 2, 2014 at 07:22 am
Vincent?: OK I don't answer ,then use the caller id # to call them back. If a live person answers IRead More berate them- nicely. The other method is I have a childs' toy musical horn that plays various barnyard animal sounds like a cow or pig or chicken or duck or sheep. When a live person is on the other end I play those animal sounds into the phone until they hang up.
TJ Eckleburg March 2, 2014 at 03:48 pm
Knee, you obviously have way too much time on your hands
knee jerk March 12, 2014 at 09:46 am
Hey, TJ: Yes I do, but I use it wisely.
amerpatriot March 29, 2014 at 10:06 am
Just thought of it. Instead of prison time, we should simply give out college educations.Read More According to Como, this would save the state even more! Say, for a misdemeanor, you could get two years education. For a Class B Felony, you might be eligible for a Master's Degree. The harder you work at crime, the better your degree. Maybe even get a car as well. We could reduce auto theft that way.
Mickey March 29, 2014 at 11:19 am
amerpatriot! Love your way of thinking!! Just bypass all the crap and give them everything theyRead More would get after this admin. is done with them anyway!! Brilliant! I do think they need lodging too... so how about we throw in a cute little house!! Don't want them to have to try to qualify for a mortgage!
Ladydi69126 April 2, 2014 at 07:58 am
Forget it the Bleeding heart liberals will never get it
Credit: Northport Patch
d February 15, 2014 at 07:50 am
Adorable. I shared it on FB with the caveat that it was a snowcat (not of the trail groomer type butRead More of the tail groomer type).
sjok17 February 15, 2014 at 11:52 am
climate change killed off the dinasaurs, too.
Kelly Dolin February 17, 2014 at 02:51 pm
too cute !