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Anonymous April 23, 2014 at 01:43 pm
I agree with Bob Sled though, it's smart to wait and hide to see what your up against, there couldRead More of been multiple people armed. But I'd be pretty bummed out if they didn't find me but made off with my stuff or I pointed the gun at them and they run away and never get caught and charged for the robbery. I think this is murder case he took it too far, I kind of get hesitating to call the police if your scared you might get arrested for shooting and killing two people, intruder or not, it must be a huge high of adrenaline. I wouldn't be able to look at or smell dead bloody bodies specially teenagers for a day though.
Richard Thelen April 23, 2014 at 01:44 pm
Anyone who invades another person's home takes all the risk. If the intruders are killed, maimed,Read More etc. then it's their own fault. Had the home owner not killed them, lilkely the parent's of these kids would have sued him and he would have to defend himself in court and maybe even serve jail time. America has it backwards.
Carrie April 23, 2014 at 01:44 pm
I feel that if someone breaks into a person's home the owner should have the right to defendRead More themselves. I may not act in a way that some think was necessary, but I would be scared to death and I would want that person to not be able to get up and kill me after I tried to stop them.
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Simon April 23, 2014 at 12:49 pm
$6 Bil Vanishes From State Dept. Under Hillary Clinton APRIL 07, 2014 In a mind-boggling example ofRead More how the government blows—or perhaps steals—our tax dollars, billions vanished from the U.S. State Department mostly while Hillary Clinton ran it, according to a new alert issued by the agency’s inspector general. Could the former Secretary of State be using the cash to fund an upcoming presidential campaign? In all, $6 billion are missing and it’s highly unlikely any of the money will ever be recovered. The cash was supposed to be used to pay contractors but it just disappeared and documents that could help track the dough cannot be located. How convenient! The paper trail, which federal law says must be maintained in the case of government contracts, has been destroyed or was never created to begin with.
B. Dub April 23, 2014 at 12:50 pm
One positive thing? Um... she never became President?
Simon April 23, 2014 at 01:06 pm
AN ANALYSIS  WORTH READING: by Dick Morris, former political advisor to President Bill ClintonRead More beware as I was there for most of their presidency and know them better than just about anyone, I offer a few corrections; The facts are: Hillary's main extra-curricular activity in law school was helping the Black Panthers, on trial in Connecticut for torturing and killing a federal agent. The facts are:  Hillary interned with Bob Truehaft, the head of the California Communist Party. The facts are:   She flunked the DC bar exam, yes, flunked,  it is a matter of record, and only passed the Arkansas bar. The facts are:  Her main board activity, was to sit on the Wal-Mart board of directors, for a substantial fee. She was silent about their labor and health care practices. The facts are: Her visits abroad were entirely touristic and symbolic and there was no substantive diplomacy on any of them. One cannot think of a single bill Hillary has introduced or a single comment she has made that would tend to strengthen our country in the War on Terror. Think  about it - he's (Dick Morris) said all of this openly, thus if he were not truthful he'd be liable for defamation of  character! And you better believe Hilary would sue him.
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Hamburger April 23, 2014 at 10:14 am
Who do you think are flying our drones?
Frank Esposito April 23, 2014 at 11:09 am
Cops got a chance to play with their toys. Relax people. It's not like you had to respondRead More personally. Stop saying it's a waste of money. Then money is absolutely minimal. These guys were not called away from their golf games. I would also like to compliment the responders for not accidentally killing someone. It showed professionalism and did not add to the "trend" of killing "innocent" people; which is becoming an issues to watch. The people incensed over this should focus their anger on plastic shopping bags as many others are doing over at another great Patch piece. Evil lurks at the checkout counters across America!
Daniella Ruiz April 23, 2014 at 11:50 am
Linda Mahoney >> the doorbell prank was just that, a prank, that involved actual self risk,Read More courage and cost nothing to do. these brats today have no respect for wasting resouces whilst sitting ontheir fanny all day.
Jennifer Hammond April 23, 2014 at 09:42 am
This article leaves out the TAKE BACK event in Fairfax on Saturday! Not only will the FairfaxRead More Police be collecting unused prescription drugs, medications and supplements as part of the National Drug Take Back Day. But the Town of Fairfax, Marin Sanitary Service and Sustainable Fairfax have expanded this TAKE BACK DAY to include electronics waste recycling and paper shredding services. There will also be zero waste education, and free compost (for Fairfax residents only). http://sananselmofairfax.patch.com/groups/events/p/fairfax-take-back-day
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
"The Black Panther of Poetry" April 23, 2014 at 01:20 pm
The goal of Affirmative was to right an over two hundred years wrong. To bring balance to theRead More playing field, to give a race who has yet to receive REPARATION like Jews, American Indians, Japanese, and who was literally handicapped in this RACE, this HUMAN RACE from the "git-go". Like I first said, FAIR IS FAIR!!! So while we are getting rid of Affirmative Action(Racist Old Man, sorry(grumpy old man), lets get rid of all AFFIRMATIVE ACTION!!! And when I turn on my T.V., I see that sports and the music industry is a good place to start, among many others!!!! PEACE OUT!!!
Kim McCoy April 23, 2014 at 01:23 pm
Black Panther, you assume a lot. So full of hate, who taught you that?...and if I had two shoes ofRead More the same persuasion, they would be "two right shoes." Listen, when that hate boils over, please do us all a favor and take it out on those who saddled you with such...excuses, excuses, excuses.
Kevin April 23, 2014 at 01:30 pm
Black Panther of Poetry? More like the Black Panther of Bigotry.
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.
Lori Anne April 23, 2014 at 11:56 am
Stating that the history books are anti US and pro global without any proof is very misleading. WhenRead More I was going to school we had classes about world history and separate classes about US history. So of course some textbooks about the history of the world might not mention the United States. It didn't exist yet.
Matt Miller April 23, 2014 at 12:05 pm
Comments like "back when I was in school" are completely laughable. I don't brag aboutRead More beating my kid in a foot race because I'm faster then he is. So why should me being able to solve a math problem faster then him mean that the new way doesn't work? I've been using math for decades and he'll be just beginning to learn it. Of course I'm going to know the answer before him. Also, what's wrong with setting higher standards for our kids? When I was in school my "reading and basic learning level" was always a grade or two above my actual grade level. It's easier for them to learn new things when they are younger then it is when they're older.
Gary Tobin April 23, 2014 at 01:37 pm
Matt Miller - the key statement you made was, "It's easier for them to learn new things whenRead More they are younger then it is when they're older". If CCSS was an adaptable standard by local school districts, with no copy write or restrictions on adapting the standards to the local school district's needs and there were NO strings attached to them. You have very good points. My parents learned math on a slide ruler, are slide rulers bad, no, they have and had their place. There is so much evidences and facts the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND CORPORATE AMERICA are the authors and fuel for the CCSS. When supporters of CCSS do not see these facts their motives and actions toward pushing and supporting CCSS are seriously in question.
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Paul April 22, 2014 at 06:10 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 07:36 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 11:39 am
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.
Karen Popp April 22, 2014 at 09:54 pm
Here is Gary Klien's follow-up to the events. I dropped him a note with some questions thisRead More morning, and apparently I was not the only one. http://www.marinij.com/marinnews/ci_25617323/marin-investigators-work-quell-speculation-about-serial-attacker
Elvis April 23, 2014 at 02:13 am
thanks for posting, while there is no actual evidence shown here, the idea that the dog stayed withRead More Ms Sanner all night is heart warming. However the time line does become more linear with the fact that the dog was found in the AM near the car and that is when the father was notified about a lost dog and eventually called the Police at 2:30p. hopefully that will be the end of story because an accident is better news for hikers than foul play...
Andrea Schnitzer April 23, 2014 at 06:36 am
She was 50 years old so it would not be uncommon or unusual that Marie's father did not know she wasRead More missing. When they found the dog they called the number on the tags. The male friend she met was staying at the mountain home inn. Marie left because she had to go to work the next day. She had hiked mt tam a million times so probably felt she was fine to hike down. Unfortunately she slipped and fell. It was a very tragic accident. End if story.
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Tom Hollman April 22, 2014 at 01:41 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 03:42 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.
Pat Mcloughlin April 23, 2014 at 10:27 am
Sorry, Autistic boy, but there are a multitude of crimes here. These so called 'friends' abused youRead More terribly ~ called 'bullying', & that alone cannot be tolerated. Then, there is animal cruelty involved, another terrible crime, plus, harassment of all kinds, leudness, & who knows what else. These 'friends' need to be charged & made aware of the seriousness of their deeds, punished accordingly & helped through proper mental councelling.
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april ann April 22, 2014 at 10:30 am
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 03:42 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.
mimi April 23, 2014 at 11:09 am
There are two separate issues here. The first and certainly the most obvious is security failure.Read More The second is to determine what is in the best interest of the teen, as well as the public.. He needs a psych eval, at the very least. Then again, so does most of the public.