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Gary Howe April 24, 2014 at 08:47 am
So, some basic observations. Consumers spent $14.2 million and the state made $6.17 million. (1)Read More Much of this money was headed out of the country before through imports. (2) It shows that use is not only by those unfortunate to get caught and have their lives ruined through criminal charges. The others using it play goodie two shoes and do not hire people who may have charges! Just not right. (3) These are not all new users that woke up and decided to use marijuana. These people have been using it undetected in many cases and functioning very well in society. From all I have read and heard, I would rather be around people chilling out on marijuana than a bunch of testosterone flowing men at the bar drinking with their knives and guns! Now, think about the other side of the equation. What will the state save by not incarcerating theses people and paying living subsistence when they get out? Millions more. Suppose we took that money and addressed the war on drugs for more advanced usage towards rehabilitation, not caging people like animals. Perhaps less recidivism, less crime, greater productivity at a partially funded cost. Colorado is a rather nice state, has not gone to hell, and has had a good amount of illegal marijuana usage as evidenced by immediate sales. Yes, I agree VA should consider similar actions. I do not use it, never have, probably never will. Just my thoughts.
Carisa, the 14-and-a-half pound baby born to Burlington mother Caroline Ruscak. Credit: Massachusetts General Hospital
Nicholas Arzio April 23, 2014 at 11:36 pm
Beef cake!
Sunny in SD April 23, 2014 at 11:49 pm
Starting the diabetes early........
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!
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Patrick Carter April 24, 2014 at 09:37 am
If you don't want to get shot, don't break into someone's house. I say the old man walks.
mystuy April 24, 2014 at 09:42 am
This is unfortunate, generally, on both sides. I am just taken aback by the ridiculously biased wayRead More the teens are described in the clip. They look more like "a homecoming king and queen?" So, their "look" leads media representatives in that piece to attempt to drum-up sympathy for them. If history has shown us anything, had those kids been in goodies or of an ethnic minority group, there would not have been any photos of smiling faces or comments about their homecoming-quality.
mystuy April 24, 2014 at 09:44 am
...hoodies... love that spell check. ..
Top 10 High Schools in Virginia.
Paul McNeal April 24, 2014 at 07:14 am
Do you know what the criteria was for ranking? It would be interesting to see how many of theseRead More schools have an entrepreneurship focus.
John Wesley Brett April 24, 2014 at 08:58 am
The methodology for US News & World Report's "Best High Schools" can be found here:Read More http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/articles/2014/04/21/about-the-best-high-schools-rankings
Paul McNeal April 24, 2014 at 09:23 am
Thanks.
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B. Dub April 24, 2014 at 09:34 am
And I love the automatic labelling as a woman hater just because we don't like Hillary. ObviouslyRead More if you disagree with Obama, then you're racist. But what about if we are sick of John McCain? So now I'm a woman-hater, a racist, and a man-hater (veteran-hater? Ageist?)? Who does that leave? I am not a woman-hater. I'm a Hillary-hater.
Michael Hipp April 24, 2014 at 09:44 am
Oh please. I mis-spell one word and I have screwed up the paragraph so bad that you can'tRead More understand any of it? Yeah, you're telling the truth, for sure. Now, again. If you'd like to speak to what I said instead of beating around the bush until there's no bush left..... please do. If all you can do is search for loopholes so that you can disregard the subject, don't bother responding because I'm not interested in dancing around with you.
Michael Hipp April 24, 2014 at 09:46 am
Oh, and here's to your other post B. Dub. I said seething hatred of Hilary Clinton. I NEVERRead More said that you're a woman hater. How about you speak to what I say instead of using what I say to jump to your own biases? Good freaking grief. What are you a troll?
Patch file photo of McDonnell introducing Mitt Romney.
rbud April 23, 2014 at 06:25 pm
The wealthy and powerful protecting their own. McDonnell made a shameful mess of the VA gov'sRead More office, a hurt that may last for decades. He ought to take his licks and move on, begging forgiveness from the electorate.
Frederick C. Cassiday April 24, 2014 at 08:43 am
Ex Gov. Transvaginal needs to man up and take his punishment, which is the public spectacle of aRead More corruption trial without getting funds from every foolish political supporter to line his lawyers pockets.
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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.
New restaurant and condos at abandoned power plant will capitalize on Rappahannock views, according to report. Google Streetview.
Dennis Hannick April 23, 2014 at 08:04 am
So, who is going to pick up the tab for the flood insurance (and rebuilding all of this) when theRead More river floods up to Charles Street and inundates the entire area? And when it does flood (a matter when, not if), who will pay to evacuate all of the fools who moved in this disaster waiting to happen?
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
Love All April 24, 2014 at 06:54 am
TO THE EDITOR....I'm seriously disappointed by the removal of peoples comments overnight.... If youRead More cannot see the flow and context of comments made,, how is one supposed to understand the comments you read? The young man, Black Panther was defending himself and his position in the face of raw bigotry and you removed that?? When you invite unfettered comments from people on a forum such as this,, CENSORSHIP HAS NO PLACE. You either put on your big boy/girl panties and allow Free Speech to run it's course,,, of you SHUT THIS DOWN. I'm so surprised at your actions. Not good!
Bob Zahm April 24, 2014 at 09:23 am
@Love All - not sure what comments were removed, but looking if they were anything like the racistRead More trash "monkey" lewis posts, they violate terms of service and should be removed.
Porter gladstone April 24, 2014 at 09:30 am
think monkey shud be left up.... great example of what people face. its obviouslyRead More meant as provocation. but if u leave it up--they only look like the jerk... should embarrass monkey more than offend anyone. they are obviously just a dope.
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.
Jennifer April 24, 2014 at 08:53 am
So Cow Dung, Gary has said it all in a much more straight-forward way. Everything he says is true,Read More and the information can be found, and checked, in MANY places. Just NOT on the Common Core website.
Jennifer April 24, 2014 at 09:00 am
Why do I have a problem with the Gates foundation? I think I said it before. They funded theRead More organizations that wrote the standards. They funded the organizations that reviewed the standards. They fuinded every group that supposedly had "input" into the development of the standards. There is NO record of what the "input" consisted of, or if any of it was implemented. All we really have on record is the Content advisor for Mathematics, Jim Milgrim, prof. at Stanford, explaining why he refused to endorse the math standard. We have the English Language content advisor, Sandra Slotsky, explaining why she, likewise, could not sign off on the standards. And she explains that she has sat on many such committees before, in her role in developing Massachussetts very well-respected standards, and she said that this is the first time she was required to sign a non-disclosure. She said such committees are usually subject to "Sunshine" laws. These are specific people, highly qualified people, giving specific and detailed testimony. But you would rather keep pointing to the CC website vaguely referring to "how educators were involved".
Jennifer April 24, 2014 at 09:39 am
I looked at the Wisconsin link you provided, and it gave a list of teachers on an ELA standardsRead More leadership team. This was out of context, and undated, so I dont really have an indication that it had anything to do with reviewing the CC standards, but assuming you just didn't copy enough pages into the link.....thay could list every teacher in America, by name, school, and department. If there are no records of what, if any recommendations were made, leading to what if any changes to the standards, I dont really see what that would prove. And since, as I have said, teachers and administrators at the local level are presumably under a gag order - if their states have signed agreements similar to NY - I don't know how we can be expected to trust anything about the CC. As I have said, I have several friends from college and HS who have been teaching for 25 + yrs, and my sister-in-law is a Vice Principal at a highly-ranked school in a highly-ranked state - and they all, across the board, HATE the program and what it does to children. And you can read the standards, but you do not have access to the agreements the states have signed, and do not know what other , untried methods of teaching will be mandatory under the Core.
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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.