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“You're going to shut your mouth or I'm going to have some duct tape put on it," Judge John McBain told Camia Gamet during her sentencing Wednesday. (Screenshot: WJBK Video)
B. Cayenne Bird April 18, 2014 at 01:21 am
Judges are torturers and murderers too as is evidenced by all the people who are later freed.Read More They're politicians which is wrong.
Kevin April 18, 2014 at 02:49 am
Bird,you sound like you've taken too many hits to the head.
Kevin April 18, 2014 at 02:53 am
They should roast this fat yom on a spit and feed her to the dogs.
Sriracha. Patch file photo.
Don April 17, 2014 at 03:16 pm
This isn't about offensive odors. This is about two sides exhibiting Alpha Dog. The cure isRead More readily available in the form of exhaust vent filtration and problem gone
WCSC screen grab shows charges against worker.
Igor April 17, 2014 at 06:17 pm
In reviewing the case, the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center has determined a warning in lieu of aRead More citation is sufficient in this case," a statement released by the VA stated on Thursday." So go drink some grape Kool aid it's only $00.89.
Ada Pers April 17, 2014 at 08:54 pm
Sounds like these federal 50 guys are getting their training and personal transaction skills fromRead More the IRS (Obama's Disgrace). An admonishment and the chance to pay for the product is definitely the way this should have been handled. Hey chief, report Monday for some retraining on common sense.
George Murphy April 17, 2014 at 09:47 pm
John B has to be a lib because he thinks backwards. If this guy intentionally refilled his sodas atRead More regular intervals, then fine, make him pay a reasonable penalty, which is perfectly justified if he did do something wrong. But, JB is defending a KGB-style operation, here. This is what the Bush and Obama (and quite possibly, Clinton) administrations got into motion. And, of course Obama is taking it to the max. Our entire government needs to be completely cleaned out, reduced in size and replenished with real people - not the Muppets!
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MillicentBroderick April 17, 2014 at 05:00 am
Horses should not be nose to exhaust pipe on city streets. That is cruelty and the horse had hadRead More enough.
kathleen macmurray April 17, 2014 at 05:46 am
A horse and carriage ride in a park, fine. But not on busy, crowded city streets. It's cruel to theRead More horse and dangerous to everyone else. I'm with the NYC mayor on this one.
Sheila April 17, 2014 at 05:16 pm
Poor horse. I hope someone equine rescue unit will relieve him from his present circumstances andRead More either give him a good home or find him one.
It could cost Americans 20 percent more to get their bacon fixes as a deadline virus sweeps through the nation's hog barns. (Patch file photo)
Bob B April 16, 2014 at 09:24 pm
There is always a reason for a price-increase - I can't remember ever reading about a reason for aRead More price-decrease. It's possible no one else has noticed this. Isn't capitalism wonderful?
mark April 17, 2014 at 04:39 am
The disease came from China! Aids came from Africa, other diseases come from Mexico but yet we letRead More people flood to this country and they bring those diseases with them!
kay sieverding April 17, 2014 at 06:56 am
The price of pork can also go up because the price of beef is up. It's not just weather andRead More disease, it's also cost of fuel.
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knee jerk April 17, 2014 at 05:41 am
Hey," No News in Natick" ( D Penta} Good idea, don't click if it's not local news. TheyRead More are almost out of business now, let's put them over the top. What little local news you get now on Patch, will be non-existent.
Heather Osrien April 17, 2014 at 10:31 am
Just another copy cat. They crawl in thu the exit where the toy is dropped into when youRead More "win". Where were the oh so stupid parents while this was going on?
Maggie Magoo April 17, 2014 at 08:09 pm
This happened years ago in Little Falls, NJ when a child walked out of his house and into theRead More traffice on Route 23 and was killed.....what is wrong with parents? You go to the bathroom you take the child with you!!!!!! Lucky his Gardian Angel was watching over him!
Marianne Williamson. Patch file photo.
John April 16, 2014 at 08:55 am
"has garnered support from celebrities such as Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, Nicole Richie andRead More Katy Perry." That's the kiss of death right there.
Lorelei Shark April 16, 2014 at 09:00 am
I support Marianne Williamson because she reflects my values. I want my country back. I want my kidsRead More and grandkids to have the same opportunities that I had and that my parents had, but they don't and it's getting worse daily. SCOTUS and the Oligarchs have gutted citizen's basic rights. The legislature is creating circumstances which harm middle America and the poor. We the people need to regain control of our country. The only way we can do this is to put new people, with an agenda for the people, in power. I understand the skepticism, because politicians are not us and can't be trusted. They lie and do what's right for their backers and themselves. This is exactly why I'm supporting Marianne Williamson, because she is not that politician. She truly cares about the travesties occurring in our country and has chosen to focus her energy on this election. One which could put her in Washington, to represent us as an independent spirit and a force of power, to fight against the status quo. Because celebrities know and admire her, isn't a negative, it means they support her views also. Some are willing to produce and/or perform in an event - a way for her to raise money for a her campaign. Her war chest consists of $2600 maximum contribution per person. She will not take the big money because she wants to make this a people's campaign. She doesn't have the money of a Ted Lieu nor Wendy Greuel, but she has much more to offer than either of them will ever have, a no-strings attached, rational look at our country's modus operendi. Most of all, she has love in her heart, for all of us, which empowers her to stand up and for fight for us. That's why I'm going to the polls on June 3rd and casting my vote for Marianne Williamson to represent me in Washington. No, I'm not attached to her campaign. I just believe that if we keep sending the same people to represent us - how can we expect anything to change. PLEASE VOTE on JUNE 3rd. Have a voice in your government. It's more powerful than any amount of money... it's the only true power we have.
Joseph Delano April 17, 2014 at 03:32 pm
The efficacy of members of the female persuasion in California politics best and very accuratelyRead More analyzed by Bert Prelutsky of LA TIMES below: (LET'S NOT ADD TO THE PROBLEM) "Frankly, I don't know what it is about California, but we seem to have a strange urge to elect really obnoxious women to high office. I'm not bragging, you understand, but no other state, including Maine, even comes close. When it comes to sending left-wing dingbats to Washington, we're Number One. There's no getting around the fact that the last time anyone saw the likes of Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, Maxine Waters, and Nancy Pelosi, they were stirring a cauldron when the curtain went up on 'Macbeth'. The four of them are like jackasses who happen to possess the gift of blab. You don't know if you should condemn them for their stupidity or simply marvel at their ability to form words." Columnist Burt Prelutsky, Los Angeles Times
Bomb squad on scene. Photo Credit: WHDH, 7-News
Snow April 17, 2014 at 02:38 pm
Thats what I was saying- taxes paying for that bomb squad- let em do their job.
jpf2361 April 17, 2014 at 02:40 pm
I agree with you Snow 100%
Snow April 17, 2014 at 02:45 pm
That whole artistic expression he was going after- we will call "Idiot in a jail cell".
April's blood moon eclipse will show itself on April 15, 2014. Photo Credit: jurvetson, via flickr creative commons
Peggy Prater Mcmillan April 15, 2014 at 09:21 am
I got up every hour waiting to see a red moon. Not even a drop of blood, I had a great spot to seeRead More the moon. Did they lie about?
Sarah April 15, 2014 at 07:19 pm
I saw it at 12:05 am. It was amazing!!
johnclarknew April 16, 2014 at 07:27 am
At 12:15 am thin clouds obscured it. I went back to bed.
Midwest Hydroganics owner Joseph Vota said business has been booming since Patch revealed the DEA was staking out his store. Credit: Joseph Hosey
Genius Species April 17, 2014 at 02:30 pm
Your naïveté is laughable. You mean the same "old boy betwork" that gave theRead More Clintons millions. Lets not forget about the Goldman Sachs speaking fees either. Shame, shame, shame. http://www.realclearpolitics.com/2013/11/02/hillary_clinton039s_big_paydays_from_goldman_sachs_319105.html Oh and btw having a ego doesn't make you a good leader. A good tyrant yes but not a good leader.
Tom Hollman April 17, 2014 at 07:12 pm
KNEE JERK aids is Gods way of culling the herd of undesirables I used to donate all the timeRead More till I found out they were trying to prevent it.
Aileen Dodge April 17, 2014 at 08:44 pm
Tom you are obviously an internet TROLL! And Genius I never said she would be a GOOD Leader!!! IRead More simply stated she might have put a stop to or slowed what has happened to this country. Given the fact that she certainly was well aware of all the players in Washington DC. But this of course of my own opinion and I am a realist and understand that there are those that believe there is NOTHING WRONG with the state of this nation. Of course I might also believe those individuals are living in Egypt on Denial!!! (Hint: Read it fast it makes a funny kind of sense!) But again that would be MY belief. Shhhh Please don't tell anyone in the Government though that might disagree!!! Lest they send 5 fully armed Swat teams to my little spot in the world all of those Swat members being fully armed with the latest in Anti Terrorist weaponry to storm my little home that doesn't have any kind of a weapon unless you consider my 1.5 year old clownish French Bull dog some kind of evil canine??? LMFAO And after they kick in all my doors and windows all they will find is an old kitchen scale that measures food weight and calories!!!! OMG and you know it's the likes of individuals such as myself, middle-aged women that are most certainly the biggest threat to this Country!!!! But take away all the sarcasm and right here you will find a person who will die to protect my civil rights and those of my fellow American. Because I am one of those American's that when I see the someone's civil rights being violated by the Government, or Federal Law enforcement, or even local law enforcement officers. I will stand up and speak up for that person. And I will not shut up and just go away and mind my own business. Because I do believe and Know that to do NOTHING means I am freely agreeing to give up my own rights. And that is never going to happen!!! So YA I am a very proud 54 year old troublemaking military vet that is also a staunch supporter of the US Constitution and will commit civil disobedience making sure it is not blatantly violated in my presence. And there never is a bad day for a REVOLUTION!!!
Mike Syi April 15, 2014 at 06:10 pm
I feel bad for the good people that will loose their jobs. The people who should loose their job isRead More the leaders of the company that have made decisions that have caused SCE rates to be one of the highest in the country. Not long ago SCE had one of the lowest rates. There is so much waste on new SCE programs that cost millions of dollars that do nothing except help with someone's presentation.
Allan April 16, 2014 at 06:14 am
Let's see now. LA City starts new trash program which will kill some small business and certainlyRead More result in layoffs. Now SCE going to be laying off 900 plus. Now looking too good there, SoCal.
OldTimer April 16, 2014 at 08:34 am
Well, this is what they call 'progress', folks. Think about it. Not long ago they installed theRead More 'smart meters', right? Well, with 'smart meters' you don't need meter readers, do you? So this has nothing at all to do with democrats or republicans. Let's stop going there. It's about cutting costs with technology. Remember when garbage trucks were 2 man units? I do. Those were back the days when the men manually hoisted the cans and dumped the garbage in the trucks. Well, now the trashing dumping is automated and only a driver is needed. Sorry, folks. That's called 'progress', like it or not. Those layed off garbage men and meter readers need to reinvent themselves and find other work in another industry. But let's not make this political. That's so absurd.
Patch file photo.
R. A. Velasquez April 15, 2014 at 08:59 am
Well, it's been until 10pm or later most of the last six years. I didn't go there last year. TheirRead More phone number is supposedly 818-374-5650, so I'd call them and see if they can confirm or disavow staying until 10 or midnight anymore.
OldTimer April 15, 2014 at 12:07 pm
Yes folks. Keep paying your taxes and voting. You can see how well that formula has worked for usRead More in the past. I might even toss in a tip for Uncle Sam this year and ask him to apply it to more foreign aid. I heard that Ukraine needs some bailout money. Either that or give it to a to a too big to fail bank so that they can pay this year's executive bonuses. Six of one, half dozen of the other.
Autumn April 15, 2014 at 04:00 pm
Like I've said before: To all the idiots who voted an idiot not for one term but 2! Sit back andRead More enjoy the ride!!!!
Patriot April 16, 2014 at 05:35 pm
Jeff - you really believe that America is "throwing a tantrum" as you term it overRead More Russia's behavior? I am sorry but Putin's behavior is unconscionable. Russian nationalism of this type, reminds me of other fascists. And, it is poised to possible start a world war. As you intimated, no one should believe Russia's incarceration rate - not to mention their unknown execution rate. If our laws regarding drugs are antiquated we can adjust our thinking. If we have hired private prison contractors - and it is a mistake, we can change it. I am kind of dumbfounded that you would even compare our two countries.
Shripathi Kamath April 16, 2014 at 06:13 pm
You know who else lost his freedumbs? Frazier Glenn Cross Jr. That's who. When Holder's federalRead More thugs ordered by Obama found out about his white Christian crusade against the Jews just like Martin Luther (Father of Protestantism) would have wanted, he was arrested. Bam! Just like that he was persecuted for being white *and* being Christian. The most demonized class in America today. But his oppression started way earlier. As we all know, he ran in the Democratic primaries for being governor of one of them limited government states, and then as a Repu___ HE WAS A LIBRUL DEMOCRAT, OK? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frazier_Glenn_Miller,_Jr.#Electoral_history) Sheesh, people make it sound like he was a Rick Perry who was also a Democrat, and one can see why he became a Republican. Because the Democrats were filled with such Crosses. ___________________________________________________ But the damage was done much earlier. He was stripped of his name and his social security number (Paging Orly Taitz, found ONE more Obama social security number!) was changed. Forcibly by the gubmint under the orders of a kangaroo court. This is a true story. A true patriot who served this great land with two tours of Vietnam in a 20 year military career (we salute ALL our troops) and the thanks he gets is stripping of his identity? Thanks, Obama. I guess this is the CHANGE he was talking about. ___________________________________________________ http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2014/04/15/224567/kansas-shooting-suspect-had-been.html#emlnl=Morning_Newsletter
Jeffe' April 16, 2014 at 07:30 pm
Patriot, I did not mean to offend you. Next time before dumbfounding yourself you should thinkRead More rationally and try to escape the bubble of misleading hate and half-truths that are the undercurrent of major media. If you are so patriotic/disillusioned that you think America is #1 at everything, always, then your opinion will be wisped away like momentary flatulence in any rational discussion. In the real world, people and countries make mistakes. If you are religious, remember that your book claims only God is perfect. As for my statement about both Russia and USA seemingly being the only countries with the capability desire to invade and occupy sovereign nations, I do not understand your outrage. If anything that situation is more understandable than our Iraq occupation, since Crimea largely identifies with their Russian heritage, hence why the country was being pulled apart when the western portion wanted to ally themselves more with the EU, while the eastern wanted closer Russian ties. This does not make it right, or legitimize what Russia is doing any more than our rationalizations legitimize our mistakes. Nothing about my statement was untrue, you just convinced yourself you are offended because you refuse to explore outside of the box you have barricaded your mind inside.
John April 16, 2014 at 11:47 am
Stu@ ask Mike( the Brown Nose) Brown what he thinks.All should be on the Gov't. A true Communist ifRead More ever.
Sent from my Lear Jet April 16, 2014 at 05:26 pm
Here's the story I posted this morning and was censored by PATCH Pistol Turned to ‘SubmachineRead More Gun’ By Clueless Media April 15, 2014 | Filed under Constitutional Issues,corruption,Culture,Culture Of Corruption,Democrats,Dumb Criminals,Gun control,Liberals,Media | Posted by Warner Todd Huston Once again we get proof of how mindless and clueless the media is, how they don’t fact check, but just mindlessly pass on each other’s bad work ad infinitum. This time it happened with a story about a criminal who used a .22 caliber pistol in a crime but one clueless reporter turned it into a “submachine gun” and hundreds of his mindless colleagues followed suit passing the lie on and on and on. Clueless reporter Darryl Holliday of DNAinfo Chicago, a website that caters to local news, reported on an incident that was perpetrated by a man from West Garfield Park who began wielding a .22 caliber pistol in a grocery store because he didn’t want to pay the 22 cents tax on a bottle of pop he was trying to buy. Holliday “reported” that the crook “pulled an Intratec submachine gun out of a Gucci satchel,” and in the next paragraph again claimed the piece was a “submachine gun” saying, “Officers arrived on the scene shortly after to find Shelton’s Gucci bag open on the counter as well as 15 bullets in the blue steel .22-caliber submachine gun–eight live rounds in one magazine, five in another and one in the chamber, according to court documents.” Of course, it is clear that reporter Holliday doesn’t have any idea what he’s rambling on about. The .22 caliber Intratec pistol is not a “submachine gun. It is a semi-automatic pistol like every other semi-auto pistol. A submachine gun is an automatic rifle that uses pistol cartridges instead of larger ones such as rifle or armor piercing cartridges. A one-hand-held version of this weapon is called a “machine pistol,” but it is also fully automatic. The Intratec pistol used in this crime is not a fully automatic weapon, however. It is semi-auto-meaning it fires only once when the trigger is pulled. It does not expel a stream of bullets like a fully automatic weapon does. Yet, as soon as this story went live on April 13, dozens of other so-called news outlets took up the claim that this dolt used a “submachine gun” in his crime. All one need do is put “Nahshon Shelton submachine gun” in any search engine and dozens of so-called news stories will be revealed saying that the criminal used a “submachine gun.” It all just shows that whenever you see a report on guns in the Old Media establishment, you should not trust it. They don’t even know the proper definitions of firearms terms and from there all their “facts” are suspect.
Jordan S. Zoot April 17, 2014 at 11:28 am
The thug they arrested with the firearm was predicate felon...the right answer is to put a length ofRead More rope around his neck and hang him.
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 07:20 pm
God bless Heaven's newest angels. We here on earth will miss them both.
RM April 15, 2014 at 08:26 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 10:28 am
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.
April's blood moon eclipse will show itself on April 15, 2014. Photo Credit: jurvetson, via flickr creative commons
Fortified- AKA Carlos Danger April 14, 2014 at 03:14 pm
Here is a visual of the phases of this eclipse. .....hmmm....I might have to do a midnight run upRead More Griffith park ( http://earthsky.org/todays-image/times-in-edt-for-tuesday-mornings-total-eclipse-of-moon ))
Don April 15, 2014 at 10:26 am
It was sweet watching the eclipse come into play with the whisping high clouds crossing over theRead More white reflective moon. Then the orange/red hue kicked in and it was awesome. Well until the high clouds came back and obscured, not blocked out obscured a good portion of it. 1:00 am said, "hey there's work in the morning. : Its highly recommended you see it at least once.
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