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The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
Arnibah Vanst April 23, 2014 at 12:28 am
MESSAGE TO THE BLACKMAN AND WOMAN It is time for you to take your que from Farrakhan and stopRead More begging the whiteman to do for you what you can get up and do for yourself.Black people bring in over a trillion dollars a year in income.What are you going to do with that money?Unite and form your own reality.
Bobtwo April 23, 2014 at 01:35 am
It's about time. In my opinion the affirmative action ruling has destroyed the higher educationRead More system in this country, A college diploma is not worth the paper it's written on any longer. In the old days the cream was allowed to raise to the top as the saying goes and that way you insured that you had the best. That is what made this country and its educational system so good. Eventually the minorities would have been part of that cream and would become the best of the best.
Porter gladstone April 23, 2014 at 02:06 am
2 observations: race in my opinion is not a disadvantage. poverty is. and poverty affects people ofRead More all colors--so colleges can take into account challenges in life--but being the son of michael jordan shouldnt grant him an easier admissions process simply because of skin pigmentation. 2) people also need to understand that the system in place does in fact result in diversity that we should all want. New Yrk Times about a year ago ran an article on peter stuyvesant high school--an elite school in manhattan that changed it admission policy to strictly merit. the result was 1 black student 95% asian. 1% hispanic 3 % white. Im not really sure that is a desirable outcome either. going to college is not just about attending bio 101. its interacting with a diverse student body that can also be considered an education. Colleges should not in my opinion adopt a strict meritocratic admissions process--- hardship , poverty, challenges should be considered. I get why people dont want racial preferences-- but i also get why people may regret what they wished for.
A convicted killer went on an hour-long tirade in which he blamed others for his fate during his sentencing Monday before Judge John Hulsing, who threatened to silence him with duct tape. (Screenshot: WZZM video)
Mark Itall April 22, 2014 at 05:39 pm
That would be Pecos Ron. Duct tape - the all purpose anti-fool tool.
Dale Murrish April 22, 2014 at 07:30 pm
What's wrong with this threat? Sounds like it was appropriate given the four hour tirade. HardlyRead More humility from a guilty but repentant felon hoping for a light sentence.
RON Ostrodamus April 23, 2014 at 01:18 am
You would think as one gets older their spelling would improve. The other day I typed sight insteadRead More of site. I am not about to delete and retype a comment over one word though I did not feel confident with that spelling immediately. At least you remember that series. Did you know the real judge Bean was not really a judge. I am thinking about writing a story about a mayor who was not really a mayor.
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.
Tamara April 22, 2014 at 10:49 pm
This is all about money and has nothing to do with what is good for our children's education - thatRead More is why it was crammed in quickly (many people still don't even know what it is) with the "carrot and stick" method. The carrot was the $4.3 billion of Race to the Top (taxpayer) money from the Federal Government and the stick was the waiver of the No Child Left Behind requirements. To learn more you can visit this Facebook page, which was made by some local parents: Northville MI Parents for Educational Excellence StopCommonCoreinMichigan is also a very helpful site. As people come to realize what this truly is (vs. what it was sold as, "minimum standards"), they are speaking up all over the country. By the way, tests that kids struggle with do not necessarily mena the material is harder and that the standards are better. Please read the tests - you will find politically charged questions, questions that are inapropriate for the children's age and confusing questions. The person that wrote above that the childen will lose in this way is absolutely correct.
Joe Sandiego April 23, 2014 at 01:13 am
The heart of the problem is the teachers union. The teachers are not doing a good enough jobRead More teaching and the kids are falling further behind. So we try to fix the problem with centralized standard, which will end up controlled by Washington. Politically correct, 1984 style, Ministry of Truth, will re-write revisionist history, and indoctrinate our youth. The problem is bad, and the fix is worse. We need to abolish teachers unions and abolish the US dept of education. Grant the parents school vouchers, and then let the parents and communities choose how to run their schools. Let the parents decide with their vouchers which schools are good. Let the cancerous schools die. Let the Phoenix rise from the ashes and build new schools free of unions and bureaucratic control.
Rufus Jackson April 23, 2014 at 01:43 am
EVERYONE knows that common core is the invention of the socialist from Kenya. This is how theRead More obamindoctinzation begins! Once our schoolchildren will be exposed to this hell known as common core they will begin echoing the chorus of the DC elite. Praising Obama and his muslim agenda. I discussed this already in my blog: Cruz Control, below. http://waukesha.patch.com/groups/cruz-control-blueprint-for-gop-to-take-back-usa/p/uncommon-core_7436728e http://waukesha.patch.com/groups/cruz-control-blueprint-for-gop-to-take-back-usa/p/things-im-looking-forward-to-in-new-government-shutdown
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
cookiepro2 April 22, 2014 at 09:51 pm
Having had two offspring accepted at U of M in the last eight years I think this is kind of a mootRead More point. Colleges want most importantly students who will thrive, succeed and graduate, thus they look at grades and test scores first. Secondly will be the essay to further help with their decision. I remember one essay question was along the line of what do you have to offer U of M in terms of diversity. No mention of race. It could be economic diversity, cultural diversity, geographical or upbringing diversity (raised on a commune?)...if that's the university's goal there's not much an applicant can do to dissuade them otherwise, if the first two requirements (grades, test scores) are equally met.
Racer Boy April 22, 2014 at 10:47 pm
U. of M. blatantly discriminated against white students for years. They were fulfilling an internalRead More quota to artificially diversify the racial make-up of the University. They got exposed and it got fixed. Now admissions are truly performance-based with no preferences for anyone...that's how it ought to be.
cookiepro2 April 22, 2014 at 11:15 pm
Well, that's nice to know, Racer Boy. I still think much of the selection process is shrouded inRead More mystery. For instance is there a quota based on limiting number of acceptees from particular Michigan high schools? What about gender bias? My son was accepted in the engineering school, if there had been a female with equal performance, should she have gotten the nod over him? I would tend to agree with that given the low ratio of female engineering students that he encountered in his years there. I think any time you have a selective school that doesn't accept every applicant, there is going to be someone unhappy. Exception may be athletics and music, one clearly has to have the talent (demonstrated on the HS athletic field, or through competitive audition) to get in.
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tenth district April 22, 2014 at 06:38 pm
Funny how Netflix is the "bad boy" yet those that offer more commercials than the movieRead More itself are just fine :) Cable today is pure garbage, a 2 hr movie will last half the night with all those commercials and since all sports from all countries, could be seen live over the internet...cable is obsolete. Netflix is weak but is a fine alternative to cable for now. (as for news, please, you must be brain-dead to get your news from cable...with all of them all over you from second you start the computer to turn on the radio to even the second you "check" the e-mail on the phone. so Reuters don't worry about Netflix, worry about cable companies whose stocks should be worth a little more than half an ounce of dirt
Michael Brennick April 22, 2014 at 06:46 pm
Where are the stories about the rates charged by the Cable cartels-???---Especially Leftist,Read More Democratic Comcast, the premier robber barons, who fill the campaign tills of the Dumocrats.
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.
A generic form of the tranquilizer Xanax was reportedly found inside a plastic egg a 4-year-old received at an Easter party at Huron Park Elementary School in Roseville.
Jamie Adair April 22, 2014 at 01:58 am
Someone needs to pay for this.
Southpaw April 22, 2014 at 01:23 pm
Kids can't even have fun anymore without parents having to worry if something's going to happen toRead More any of them. Some a-hole obviously thought this was funny. Hope they find out who did it.
Bob April 22, 2014 at 03:44 pm
Ironically, the parent taking the Xanax probably aint feeling worried... Good job by the parent whoRead More was paying attention to their child!
In an email, embattled Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano encouraged supporters to attend an invitation-only event at a Detroit union hall Monday. (Patch file photo)
gary grabowski April 18, 2014 at 11:09 am
He has the support of kwame Kilpatrick.
Marc Spiritus Colter April 18, 2014 at 12:02 pm
He sure has the nerve and ego plus money from friends in high places. He is a crook, corrupt, badRead More judgement, liar, thief and probably more deadly sins. I will never vote for him and only a complete moron or someone he buys off will vote for him. An absolute nauseating creature. Ficano must go .
Rich Margittay April 19, 2014 at 11:40 am
Being responsible for the demise of Wayne County, only here can thugs like Ficano, Kwame, and BennyRead More get reelected. The trio is just in it to enrich themselves and their pals.
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nonoise April 22, 2014 at 03:10 pm
They want government to raise our children, not parents.
Tom Hollman April 22, 2014 at 04:41 pm
THIS COUNTRY TOOK A $HIT WHEN THE SUPREME COURT TOOK AWAY THE KICK IN THE A$$ AT HOME AND AT SCHOOLRead More THEY PUT THE KIDS ON DRUGS. WHAT DO YOU EXPECT ?YEARS AGO THERE WERE NO ALPABETIZED SINDROMES THIS IS HOW HEAD SHRINKERS PUSH DRUGS FOR DRUG COMPANEYS
Kim Fox April 22, 2014 at 06:42 pm
I don't believe this kid is competent enough to make those decisions. Those kids need to beRead More prosecuted to the fullest and if the does judge does not agree he needs to step down.
These are the faces of juvenile arthritis in southeast Michigan, from left are Jordan DeLore, Taylor Gray and Logan Bry. (Photos submitted)
Taylor Carter April 22, 2014 at 09:21 am
Has anyone here looked into topical pain management to fight arthritis pain? These prescription painRead More gels provide relief when and where you need it with no side effects or pills. I highly suggest looking into it. If you want to know more, please ask or look up A&R Pharmacy. They answered all my questions and got me on the path to living normally again.
michelle April 22, 2014 at 10:51 am
I had a virus a few years ago (around age 30) that gave me symptoms like arthritis and the docsRead More treated me with arthritis meds while the virus did it's course. Anyway, it was miserable. My joints were swollen and painful and I also thought this is only supposed to happen to older people. I couldn't imagine having it as a child knowing it progressively gets worse. that has to be tough. I only dealt with it a few weeks and it went away. :-( Those kids are tough! I hope they find better treatments.
Steve Utash is still unable to distinguish reality from delusions nearly three weeks after he was attacked by a mob on Detroit's east side, his family says. (Go Fund Me photo)
RON Ostrodamus April 22, 2014 at 01:21 pm
Thugs AND racists. These are terms excusing those who drop down to the level of mob, or what I wouldRead More describe more as pack behavior found in the animal kingdom. Society has failed to deal with this problem for centuries. It just tries to define it with labels. That these monsters still exhibit the same behavior in the courtroom conclusively defines this as a hate crime. The scary part is that someday they will be turned loose to do whatever they please. A good reason to carry protection in the world these creeps inhabit.
RON Ostrodamus April 22, 2014 at 01:44 pm
Add that as "Cummings" brandished a handgun at Utash before shouting "I am going toRead More kill him" underscores the need for stop and frisk no matter the outcry that this is discriminatory in a mostly African American neighborhood. I am sick and tired of seeing the race card played when public safety for ALL is as stake. I would take being frisked over being beaten, or shot to death anytime. That sensitivity and better police training is needed in these situations is a given. I am sure all citizens living in a high crime area would prefer extended police powers to more crime.
Racer Boy April 22, 2014 at 05:57 pm
I TOTALLY agree on "stop and frisk" policies. But, all citizens living in high crime areasRead More DO NOT prefer extended Police powers. As a matter of fact, they hate the police, they refuse to "rat" on those criminals that inhabit their neighborhoods, they work to stymie crime solving. You clearly have spent no time in the jungles of Detroit or you would not have made that statement.
Mineta San José International Airport. Wikimedia.
B. Dub April 22, 2014 at 12:13 pm
Dorie, stowing away on a plane is a crime. And no, the boy himself did not pose a threat. But theRead More fact that he (anyone) can get that close to a plane poses a threat. I have to take off my flippin' shoes and get patted down, but apparently you can just walk up and plant a bomb in the wheel well.
april ann April 22, 2014 at 01:30 pm
I agree with B. Dub 100%! How was this kid able to scale a fence and just walk right over to theRead More plane? TSA: for all the harassing you do in the terminal...you ain't all that!! As far as the kid being a runaway..maybe he does face some serious abuse issues at home. He's damn lucky to be alive. But, I raised three boys, and a 16 year old boy can runaway for any collage of reasons. My kids never ran away but, I'm wondering if the fact that the plane was going to HAWAII has anything to do with it. It sounds a little compulsive to me. CPA need good follow up on this. Thank you lucky stars kid!
Lee Jacobsen April 22, 2014 at 06:42 pm
It wasn't a miracle that he survived, it was Easter Sunday, and good things always happen.Read More "always look on the bright side of life"......Life of Brian........overlooked miracle worker....... Not a problem to let other kids of similar intelligence do the same thing, it will improve the human gene pool immensely, and the human race will benefit overall as a result.
How well do you think Michigan schools are performing? (Patch file photo)
Tamara April 22, 2014 at 10:10 pm
Who paid for this headline - the same big government and big business that is taking over ourRead More schools with Common Core? People that are trying to profit off our children and do not care about them at all. They are trying to get us to buy into their sales pitch that we have any local control at all? What a joke - local control is lost. More money is not going to cover the huge expenses that are coming with Common Core either. Too much to post here - but if you care about our children at all - check out this new Facebook page: Northville MI Parents for Educational Excellence It was made by a group of local parents that are trying to educate others (citizens in and around Northville) about Common Core and other issues. Issues like the inapropriate and inaccurate lessons, the exodus of our school leadership, the realities and cost of IB, etc.
Joan April 23, 2014 at 01:08 am
I am sorry to say that many parents are unaware of the current situation in our MI schools. ManyRead More parents are unaware of the Federal program being implemented in our schools, called Common Core. When I started to review the curriculum and the assessment testing is occurring, it became evident that students are being tested to the test and the classroom grades don't even matter. Parents also need to be aware. Also the students private data, along with their parents specific data is being collected outside the district. The school curriculum is being modified, and is inappropriate in many ways. I have suggest everyone start researching Common Core. From my perspective MI and Northville Schools are headed in the wrong direction!
Tamara April 23, 2014 at 01:18 am
Agreed Joan - please check out this FB page: Northville MI Parents for Educational Excellence
Patricia Rumsey/Craske April 22, 2014 at 01:37 pm
So glad they were put sooner. They were Disshonerd when they came home, and This was a slap in theRead More face.
Mr Rogers April 22, 2014 at 04:53 pm
Don't forget about the vets from the "forgotten war" - The Korean conflict. We don't hearRead More much about them.
Bryan Bentley (Editor) April 22, 2014 at 05:23 pm
Well said Mr. Rogers...
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tnjranch April 23, 2014 at 12:03 am
Must have been a flat chested female who complained.... remember folks, "Never look down onRead More anyone unless you have a good view of the cleavage"..... And where in hell did all these religious creeps come from? What's religion got to do with staring at her cleavage anyway?
Brian Kari April 23, 2014 at 12:27 am
can all the religious people go away? the story was about some girl at Disneyland, who apparently,Read More according to some older Disney employee found whatever she was wearing on top, inappropriate. unfortunately, Melissa, large chested women do have a tendency to slide out of some types of clothing, and you may not have even noticed. The "older guy" might have been trying to do you a favor. Just a hunch, from an old guy (who used to have a very large breasted girlfriend.)
John Mark Sappenfield April 23, 2014 at 01:05 am
Was the elderly employee only in his 50's?
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bg robbins April 22, 2014 at 11:39 am
I don't think were doing starving people any favors by sending them hot dogs that might make themRead More sick.
BiteMeFanBoy1 April 22, 2014 at 03:28 pm
Just another argument for KOSHER hot dogs..... All of the great taste and NONE OF THE CRAP !
Bill Harvey April 22, 2014 at 05:04 pm
Poland has already outlawed kosher killing as inhumane--it involves voiding the arteries of theRead More animal's tainted blood while it is still alive....The US will soon follow despite its Jewish lobby.
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monkey lewis April 22, 2014 at 02:30 am
Father to many married to none and in case Ya all wondered Im really well hung
B. Dub April 22, 2014 at 11:34 am
Agranon - I'm a moron because I am tired of everybody and his mother trying to put themselves inRead More every story? Then so be it - I'm a moron. To be honest, I am also really tired of all the people that were compelled to run the Boston Marathon because "I had to finish for all those who couldn't." Get over yourself. It was a tragedy. Those responsible should be ripped apart by dogs. I sincerely hope the families of those affected can move on somehow. But how does Mary Jane Smith running the marathon help ANYBODY but herself? She's not doing it for "those who can't". She's doing it to maybe get on TV and she's probably feeling a little sanctimonious because she ran 26.2 miles and you didn't. It's like, "what did YOU do to help these people?" Same as you - nothing.
Geoffrey Koppel April 22, 2014 at 04:52 pm
If this is a think tank, someone should change the filter.