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Susan April 15, 2014 at 11:23 pm
PJ - In Gallup polls since 1944, only about 20% of the public has supported the current system ofRead More awarding all of a state's electoral votes to the presidential candidate who receives the most votes in each separate state (with 70% opposed and about 10% undecided). A Washington Post, Kaiser Family Foundation, and Harvard University poll showed 72% support for direct nationwide election of the President. Support for a national popular vote is strong among Republicans, Democrats, and Independents, as well as every demographic group in virtually every state surveyed in recent polls. * * * * * Most Americans don't ultimately care whether their presidential candidate wins or loses in their state . . . they care whether he/she wins the White House. Voters want to know, that even if they were on the losing side, their vote actually was directly and equally counted and mattered to their candidate. Most Americans think it would be wrong for the candidate with the most popular votes to lose. We don't allow this in any other election in our representative republic.
Greg Martinez April 16, 2014 at 01:16 am
The destruction of the Constitutional Electoral College is just another nail in the coffin of theRead More United States Constitution. If the people of New York vote for a candidate who loses the national popular vote by lets say 1% we will have all our electoral votes stolen from us and awarded to the other candidate. Every idiot state legislator who voted for this (regardless of party) should be defeated. They have literally put in place a law that in some circumstances will nullify the votes of the people of NY. The level of stupidity of our state legislators is now established beyond doubt. As for Mario Jr., he is for anything that helps the national agenda of socialism.
David April 16, 2014 at 06:11 am
I'm a voter who certainly doesn't support this idea. How can New York make such a pledge? What ifRead More it would someday require our electors to vote for someone who did not win in our state? This sounds illegal to me.
Midwest Hydroganics owner Joseph Vota said business has been booming since Patch revealed the DEA was staking out his store. Credit: Joseph Hosey
John April 15, 2014 at 07:10 pm
@Kim Johnson- don't be silly Kim. Barry 's been in charge for 6 yrs now and could of appointed OprahRead More to that position if he wanted to. .
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.
joebanana April 15, 2014 at 02:44 pm
A .22 cent tax on a SODA? Sounds like a Mob shakedown.
joe smoe April 15, 2014 at 03:02 pm
that's obama's home town. not that he showed up as a senator when we was one. too bad he isn't asRead More delinquent as Commander In Chief in the White House. He sucks hugely. A huge waste of a human being.
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......
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
April's blood moon eclipse will show itself on April 15, 2014. Photo Credit: jurvetson, via flickr creative commons
Scott Peterson April 14, 2014 at 01:18 pm
Are these times more or less serious than the past times when such tetrads listed have occurred? MyRead More understanding of the history of the times listed give me no reason to suspect such to be the case. The only distinction is the ability for the news of calamity to spread faster and further than in those past times thus altering the perception of rarity. Growing up in a bible thumping habitat, I was given to understand that astrology is akin to devil worship so I find it ironic that those who would see god's kingdom manifest on earth selectively using astrology in arguing its imminence. If this tetrad is to satisfy the actual written word, there must be 4 Total Eclipses of the Sun turning it black to coincide with the 4 blood moons. This is just another cosmological event common in all solar systems. Wishing for the end of the world is certainly a means to realizing it once critical mass is achieved as well as the means to discontentment born of the twins, Disappointment and Frustration, until then. It's your future though so have at it but expect to reap what you sow.
StandfortheLord April 14, 2014 at 09:06 pm
Not sure why you bring up astrology. Did you mean astronomy? You understand correctly that astrologyRead More is of darkness...the fallen angel Kokabel taught man astrology. God tells us to look for signs in the sun, stars and moon. Not the planets. The Bible is very specific about that. A person of faith who very closely follows world events is able to connect the dots and see plain as day the unique times we are in. The end times described in the scripture, being the begining of satan's new age. To a person of little or no faith, this stuff means nothing but hogwash. To a Jew of faith, it's enourmous because it involves Israel. So as world war errupts this year or next, tell us all about how it's no big deal because world war has happened twice and it was no big deal.
Scott Peterson April 15, 2014 at 09:50 am
Astrology makes predictions of future events based on cosmological alignments of both planets andRead More the Sun and Moon in relation to constellations of stars. So what exactly is the difference if not the predictions and labels used? While the ancient writers of scripture surely associated celestial events with real world events by sensing a pattern, without knowing that the pattern is repeated throughout the universe, they could not know that it couldn't be personal. That the eclipse happened while the skies were overcast suggests that if it were a sign, few were able to see it. The logical question is to ask why God wouldn't have ensured there were clear skies so that the sign could be seen. Simply put, if it were in fact a sign, hiding it is counter productive. The significance of the world wars depends on from where and when you look at them. Significant to those who lived it to be sure but to those who came afterwards, perhaps less so. While tragic to those who suffered the effects of the times, the losses were replaced within 3 generations and the memory of those who experienced the times are fading as time moves on. Besides, if another world war is to happen, it, like everything else, must be by design of anything is. I do believe that everything happens because it is supposed to or nothing can, I just don't think it all happens for us as some seem to. My ego is healthy but to assume the entire universe was made for man alone is beyond my hubris.
Palm crosses made and photographed by Hadissah M. (@sweetheartx14) on Twitter.
Charles Clewsow April 15, 2014 at 08:39 am
Maybe if we shut down the Catholic Church, Issy and his people, whomever they are, can take up theRead More slack and support all those services from aids to education, from feeding the hungry to adoption, that the church now provides to all people of all religions. I would venture to guess that the church has saved more lives of as Issy says, "the most important part of society, our children" from the ravages of death by abortion than any other organized religion in the world. No credit for that from People like Issy. The church has paid heavily for their actions. To say they haven't is ludicrous.
Issy April 15, 2014 at 07:46 pm
Clewson, please stop making up nonsense (it makes you look foolish), if you actually paid attentionRead More to what other said you would see that my very first comment was "While of course we should all commend the Catholic Church for its humanitarianism...." so take your fake outrage somewhere else................. Secondly the church may have paid heavily for their actions but they are nowhere near done, they need to account for their actions and that means that they need to allow for an audit and stop harboring known enablers and facilitate prosecutions.
christie nicolle April 15, 2014 at 09:35 pm
folks, please stop trashing the Mystical church of Jesus over the horrible mistakes of the CorporateRead More church - stop using pedophile priests to denigrate Jesus -- He already warned us all of the demonic forces. Why do you think pedophiles join the church? To tear it down.
STAR dot STAR April 12, 2014 at 09:45 pm
The BUNDY RANCH confrontation is all of us.
frank vecchione April 13, 2014 at 08:11 am
star , resist / never submit. this is not over . we must be prepared for the confrontation , thatRead More will come. in ny also , when the tyrant in albany starts to confiscate our firearms....
brookhavenconfucius April 13, 2014 at 08:37 am
AND FRANK, WE ARE ALL ALONE, TOO ! DONT EXPECT, any of those WHINY politicians, to be with TheRead More People !
Roberto April 14, 2014 at 01:28 pm
This cop should be working for Sheriff Joe in Arizona. He would find himself quickly slapped into aRead More hot prison cell, wearing pink prison garb. A cop abusing his authority shouldn't be tolerated.
Resurrected April 15, 2014 at 05:52 pm
Still L.E. has 99% honest hard working and dedicated Officers out of the 800,000+ in the Country!
Resurrected April 15, 2014 at 05:52 pm
Why is this even News in Naperville? A slow News day?
Photo: Clemson Extension
Colleen Walsh Fong April 11, 2014 at 04:34 pm
Nice post! Here in Georgia check for your county extension service here:Read More http://extension.uga.edu/about/county/
Tom Hollman April 13, 2014 at 11:06 am
You don't have to plant a garden anymore the Democrats give out foodstamps for votes
delfranco75 April 14, 2014 at 09:48 pm
Tip one should be cover anything that has begun to bloom or new plants to protect them from theRead More snow.
grama April 14, 2014 at 10:31 am
I've found Wednesday and Thursdays to be good days in my area. Saturdays and Sundays were alwaysRead More slow for me.
grama April 14, 2014 at 10:43 am
And yes, I take my signs down immediately after my garage sale.
Mikey's Mom April 14, 2014 at 02:45 pm
I like going out to yard sales more than holding them although we do at least twice a year. MyRead More boyfriend is great at finding deals (more expensive items) and then flipping them, that's pretty awesome! I enjoy the early mornings out together, coffee, meeting new people and sometimes coming across something really cool, like my angel bell. I've never heard of bookoo.com Stephanie P, gonna look into that for selling : ) thanks!
Burpo family. Photo courtesy of Sony.
Shripathi Kamath April 15, 2014 at 07:41 pm
rubberband April 15, 2014 at 06:17 PM I'm with Twain...after a jab about drug use, and name callingRead More which I haven't participated in, I guess there isn't much to offer. ___________________________________________________ You're being modest, although you are still on the hook for dissing Maverick. ___________________________________________________ "It's weird to me not to have posters put a name to which post they are addressing." ___________________________________________________ Fancy that! Then some atheist gets the dumb idea to quote the person to whom comments are to be directed, and it makes one Christianist distinctly joyful at how this has to be done. Or mad. I can't fin_, read, I mean read Christianist minds. ___________________________________________________ "There have been a lot of "lump everyone into one category" posts here." ___________________________________________________ Just assume the worst and act as if you're being lumped with the Christians and atheists.
marina lawson April 16, 2014 at 01:13 am
Oh what a to do! What does it matter what one believes, so long as it gets you through the night?Read More Just be good to one another, whatever your creed.
Snow April 16, 2014 at 02:12 am
Guaranteed to offend almost everyone- for some reason or the other- I don't care, I love this:Read More http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zz75P1pziM4
William Bradford Bishop Jr. is wanted for the brutal murders of his wife, mother, and three sons in Bethesda in March 1976. Credit: FBI website
henry eroh April 12, 2014 at 09:11 am
yes j smith I guess that is why more monkeys are in prison and being shown abusing white peopleRead More w/rape and murder-go back to your tree
JJ Mclure April 12, 2014 at 11:31 am
white man rules
SUNKEN SUB April 12, 2014 at 12:24 pm
* UP SCOPE ============================================== @henry eroh "-go back to yourRead More tree" ============================================== Some of our ancestors climbed down, others simply fell. :) ============================================== Down Scope
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