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ROBERT J? HADLEY April 23, 2014 at 09:48 am
Agree Country 1st , put some teeth into fine and maybe texting would slow down. Why did that bozoRead More say Prius with Obama bumbler sticker? Maybe he was texting Rusbo.
Bob Hoozenblat April 23, 2014 at 10:18 am
Let's worry less about what drivers are doing and more about paving the way (no pun intended) forRead More driverless cars. We live in an age where self-centered, perpetually distracted people have no business commanding a two-ton block of moving steel. Let them watch a movie while Google drives them to wherever they intend to take their next "selfie."
Carl Stevenson April 23, 2014 at 11:17 am
The statistics show that bans of texting have had no positive effect on accidents, injuries, orRead More deaths. In fact, in at least 4 states that have banned texting, accidents, injuries, and deaths have increased. It's pretty easy to guess that the cause is that instead of holding the device up where it can be seen while still watching traffic ahead, people are holding the phone down in their lap where it can't be readily seen from outside, thus taking their eyes off of the road more and for longer. This is the law of Unintended consequences in action. Stupid laws produce negative, unforeseen results that make the situation worse than before. The moral of the story is to leave people alone, but hold them responsible for their actions. Rather than trying to regulate every minute aspect of life. It's called liberty.
ROBERT J? HADLEY April 23, 2014 at 09:53 am
Please no more prisons/jails. Use lashing for punishment. Five lashes brings pain as bad as cancer.Read More Remember the boys /men Clinton had to interview on behalf of in Indonesia , they were to receive three and it was called cruel punishment.
Rick April 22, 2014 at 04:41 pm
If I was flaming out from several thousand feet I would only say one word and it wouldn't beRead More "INCOMING".
Rick April 22, 2014 at 04:42 pm
seen enough April 22, 2014 at 06:50 pm
Can't be any more dangerous that driving on Rt 530 at 8:am. Drivers going 75 mph plus on their wayRead More to Parkway North. many of these drivers are in their eighties and nineties
A mugshot of Donovan McNabb released Thursday. Credit: Twitter
The Truth April 18, 2014 at 10:36 pm
Bob D, "racial profiling"? Should we have only black cops pulling over black people, andRead More white cops pulling over white people? That sounds like it'd be "separate but equal"...
timcox April 19, 2014 at 05:06 am
Bob D. April 19, 2014 at 10:12 am
Truth. Nothing gets by you, does it. Yeah sure, that's exactly what I meant? Asian-American copsRead More can only stop Asian-Americans, Irish-American cops can only stop Irish-Americans, Arab-American cops can only stop Arab-Americans, Native-American cops can only stop Native Americans, and so on, and so on.
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MikeS-FCG April 16, 2014 at 11:28 am
Good job! And, BTW, he looks better than most Amish women, unfortunately (for Amish men).
Chris Stephenson April 20, 2014 at 10:23 am
Nice comment Mike, or maybe it's Michelle?
John Child April 13, 2014 at 08:40 am
Any mention anywhere about whether or not this kid was on prescribed pharmaceuticals? I understandRead More that big per centage of the young homicidal maniacs of late were on prescribed drugs... is that the case here?
Robert Stevens April 16, 2014 at 06:42 am
Star Thrower April 19, 2014 at 09:01 am
Oh lookie ... McDonald has changed her name to Country1st - very hypocritical McDonald, consideringRead More what financial pedophile teachers like yourself McDonald have done to our once great country - Rosemary Decker (CityonaHill, Cathy Binder) would be proud of your teachers union deceitfulness.
Franklin Regional High School
alivettg April 10, 2014 at 09:06 am
Never said anything about SHOOTING!! But you may be surprised how quickly the kid would've DROPPEDRead More his weapon had he had one pointing at him!!!
MPorchik April 10, 2014 at 11:44 am
You are making an assumption that a kid whose mental state was sufficiently messed up that heRead More brought two knives to school to stab his schoolmates would drop his weapons due to another weapon. So what's the outcome if he doesn't drop the knives? Does the teacher then shoot into the crowd? If not, the gun isn't really much of a deterrent.
Gary April 10, 2014 at 12:37 pm
@amisstree Your on the right track with the media. But it goes deeper than that I think. TheRead More gargbage that I see on television nightly is revolting! Whatever happened to our standards. If these kids aren't watching someone being tortured or killed there, they're doing it themselves in video games. Seems anything goes now-a-day. In fact, KDKA had someone bring this up yesterday and mention a recent television program that featured an attack with knives. And I just thought I'd mention that a lot of others are right about how much worse this could have been if this kid would have got his hands on some guns.
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Country1st April 5, 2014 at 06:22 am
John, you're whack to compare adults having affairs to an elderly man raping kids. You need seriousRead More help. And GoAway, I don't give a crap about what happens between 2 consenting adults -- and I certainly don't care about someone else's marriage and what they're willing to accept or not accept about their spouse. Why do you?
Nettie Jane April 5, 2014 at 07:44 am
Is it possible for "adults" to have a dialogue even with different opinions withoutRead More calling names...??? How old are you name callers? Sandusky was a very ill and evil man. Corbett helped him to the boys.. Vote him out of office.. Keep Sandusky in prison..
jt recco April 7, 2014 at 01:43 pm
Too bad he didnt get death... Well, actually it is.. He will get his ass beat.. Even In p.c.. UnlessRead More they have him in the hole... Any way, disclaimer( I in NO way support him) However... Isnt he entitled to an appeal of his sentence ? Isnt that a right ?
Blackdemon March 30, 2014 at 02:33 pm
How about the cell phone texting problem. I drive a lifted Jeep, so I can see down into cars thatRead More are doing this all the time. I normally Blow the horn at them. I have been flipped off for it. That normally gets a two gear downshift if I can get in front of them. They wake up when I slow down fast without brake lights, and all they can see is heavy steel bumper. Only been hit once - no damage done (to my Jeep anyhow, the car not so much) What you didn't see that critter that ran out in front of me? My brake lights work just fine officer, they must not have been paying attention.
Why Bother April 14, 2014 at 10:00 am
The cops and Pendot that we already pay dearly for are no where to be found. There is no existingRead More zero tolerance for the felony speeders, decibel level exceeders and the like. Come to Heritage Center on York Rd Rt 263 and watch. The State Police don't patrol State Hwys in PA per them. Calls to local cops about 100+mph in a 55 zone - they have more dangerous intersections to watch per them."Call back if it gets out of hand." Huh???? It IS out of hand. Did Holly Hauyn die in vain? PA sucks.
Christopher Heayn April 14, 2014 at 11:11 pm
How about not giving people who are blatantly horrible drivers a license to drive in the firstRead More place. Maybe spend the money on making the driving test better so that we can weed out a few of the worst drivers. Also maybe the police should stop/enforce the law across the board and ticket this driver's that go 10 under the speed limit or stay/travel in the left lane. Better or more standardized speed limits (speed limits change 3 times asking the same road regardless of condition) as well as fixing the timing of red lights, etc. would be of greater benefit to everyone.
Sheriffchris March 23, 2014 at 11:52 am
All "Room for Hire" motels and hotels should be mandated for sprinklers. The InvestigationRead More will determine how well the installed sprinklers worked, if at all. It is not uncommon for owners, during a cold winter such as the one we have had, to turn off sprinklers to avoid water damage from freezing or because of it, particularly in older construction. We will just have to wait and see what the investigation determines.
Annie Green March 26, 2014 at 09:36 pm
My brother has worked as a volunteer fireman for years. It is difficult working with buildings thatRead More are so close together. They always do their best to be prepared and do their job. www.norcalfire.com
Thom Moses March 25, 2014 at 10:34 am
The people should always be above animals, just how exactly does a K-9 officer swear to uphold yourRead More constitutional rights? ----------------------------- The Pennsylvania Constitution Article VI PUBLIC OFFICERS Oath of Office Section 3. Senators, Representatives and all judicial, State and county officers shall, before entering on the duties of their respective offices, take and subscribe the following oath or affirmation before a person authorized to administer oaths. "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support, obey and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of this Commonwealth and that I will discharge the duties of my office with fidelity." The oath or affirmation shall be administered to a member of the Senate or to a member of the House of Representatives in the hall of the House to which he shall have been elected. Any person refusing to take the oath or affirmation shall forfeit his office.
Barbara Snow March 28, 2014 at 07:12 am
This is a good and fair and deserving bill. Low felony penalty or misdemeanors do not give theseRead More hero dogs justice as prosecutors often drop or even lower further when they have 3other felony charges on the badguy . A higher felony with a sentence "up to"10 yrs on a second cegree or 20 on a first degree will not be treated that way and will encouage more surrenders and less harm to the k-9 and officer. The bill should reflect what is different between a human and canine officer. It is a 'Given' that the value of the human officer and the canine officer is not the same. What is the same is the Violence and their status as Law Enforcement Officers. And to mr moses above the dog cannot take an oath his obedience and loyalty is to his handler who has taken the oath and reasonable people agree with you on the value of the human over the animal.we use them forour freedom and safety and the abilities they have above human limitations of even highly trained officers and for the money they save us, the crime they prevent and solve and the lives they save. IF an offender surrenders when the warning is given by the officer this law will not apply. If the offendor fights the dog expect a bite, if the offender harms or attempts to take the life of the dog or the officer the bill will then apply for the dogs riightful status and a higher penalty applies for the human officer including the offendors wilingness to give up his or her own life. Police officers needing to learn more about other dogs behavior can go on ride alongs with animal control officers and there are alterrnate ways to control dogs than shooting them but in a crime scene the officers have to prevent other dogs from distracting him or his dog for safety reasons barbara snow k9mwds@gmail.com US War Dogs Assn chapter 2 bronson FL
Sue Wilson April 6, 2014 at 08:50 pm
It's not enough, unfortunately. Injuring or killing a police K-9 should be treated the same asRead More injuring or killing an officer. They are both valued assets to providing for our safety and their safety should be our first priority.
ROBERT J? HADLEY March 25, 2014 at 11:53 am
DA will pin metal on this murder!
John Santaella March 25, 2014 at 11:56 am
His lawyer will cry to the jury that he should not be sent to jail because his two children areRead More motherless.
Beege Marshall March 25, 2014 at 05:56 pm
Robert .... I need to ask an ignorant question. Do you mean she will win a prosecution ? She'sRead More done a good job so far.
Marlboro Mann March 3, 2014 at 11:46 am
UPDATE: New Jersey, Pennsylvania Prepare For Another Thick Blanket Of Snow NOT!
Oscar vasquez March 3, 2014 at 12:36 pm
Timothy Stephen Mclaughlin March 3, 2014 at 03:56 pm
Look my shoulder was saying snow. I should have told ya.
The restroom.
Tom C March 3, 2014 at 12:10 pm
@Roger you continue to ignore the evidence of a disease. I posted the definition of addiction asRead More did @Kaos8, from a .gov website. Does your own medical training provide a different opinion or is it your lack of willingness to open your mind to real research? I spoke about starting in the addiction--with legal substances such as beer and wine--and I'll give you one more example; if you had a severe peanut allergy and didn't know it and as a five year old child ate a PBJ sandwich and died were you a fool or did you not know you had that allergy until you first consumed peanuts? With that the "starting" horse has been beaten to death and if you don't understand I'd suggest you pray for the understanding you lack. The book "Alcoholics Anonymous" was written in 1939 and in that book there is a section called "the doctor's opinion" and alcoholism is clearly defined at that point in time--75 years ago--as a disease. So I don't know your age but for me 75 years is not "relatively new," as I wasn't even a glimmer in somebody's eye at that point. You have your opinion and you clearly are not going to allow that opinion to be changed by medical terminology or research. I don't need to "sell" anything as I have no financial stake in the game and those that really care about addiction, for whatever reason, can get educated far better than on this discussion board. @Kaos8 provided some websites to both learn and to seek help if required. AA, NA, AlAnon, and NarAnon are all free...they'll even give you a cup of coffee to enjoy while you're getting educated. I wish you the best in your journey
Kaos8 March 3, 2014 at 01:01 pm
@ Tom C - Thanks for the Kudos. I do see the frustration many have. Me personally have been in 2Read More of the 3 situations- when it comes to addicts. I have a close family member that died due to drugs (while not from an overdose but while being greatly impaired due to drugs in a motor vehicle accident/heavy machinery). The 2nd part being robbed 2x (1 of them being at great expense out of pocket- other was a camper battery (under $100)) all for heroin money. So, I can see the frustration many parties on this forum have. I also have had experience working w/ law enforcement- and anyone in that field will tell you it is frustrating and dangerous when you are dealing with someone on drugs, many of them frequent flyers. SO the impact is great on soo may people, who may not even know these addicts. Everyone is going to have a different opinion, depending on how an addict has affected their life. Some are out money/valuables, etc- from robberies. Others have a family member who may be an addict. Then there are service people (Police/EMS/Fire/Doctors/Nurses, etc) who see these people at their ups and down and have to help or deal with them. So no matter what facts are put on this message forum- people are going to have their own experience to draw their opinions from. No one should have to pay for someone else's mistakes (monetary or figuratively)... So, yes there is animosity, even on my stance, being robbed for drug money- money I will never get back and had to pay out of my own pocket- for a drug addict, I don't even know. None of their family members came forward to pay their debt.. And as far as I know the one set of robberies- got about $280k in stealing copper out of many houses. No restitution- was told it would be like getting "blood from a stone".. So, I can see the anger many people have... The monetary statistic -per the US Gov't, is sickening how much money is stolen and/or used for purchase of said substances in the United States every year by Substance Ubusers.. As a family member/loved one of an Addict- you are never going to make everyone believe it is just a disease - until money is taken out of the picture. So pretty much, unless you are going to "pay" for your loved one's mistakes- you are never going to change everyone's mind. Unfortunately, as is the way of the USA. There is no easy way out of this drug nightmare in the US. *****My congrats to anyone out there who is trying to better themselves out of Addiction, it is a long and very uphill, forever, battle. I hope you win.**** This was my 5 cents worth, and now I am done on the topic.
Roger March 4, 2014 at 01:45 pm
There is nothing in these posts to advance the cause of addiction being a disease. CitingRead More government reports does not work. It is the government that wants to fund causes for disease. They are the ones who recently classified addiction as a disease, so that government money would flow toward these projects, as if to help. The government reports clearly have a "dog in the fight." Having somebody call it a disease 75 years ago means little, because it had no support, until the government wanted to step into the picture. [p] I see the question of "first step" remains unanswered with the disease explanation. I see the addictions other than drugs remains without comment - how to call a sex addiction a disease. [p] None of my concerns are to minimize the horrendous impact drugs has upon a family, and society as a whole. As commented earler, drug addiction has become a scourge across our land. [p] Which raises the next question: If addiction is a disease, then why has it spread? This article would never have been written, except to point out how addiction has spread to areas outside the urban community. Since this be the case, why did the disease spread from one community to another? What factors were at work to cause the disease to cross geographical boundaries with such abandon? [p] I continue to wonder why so much talk about remedial practices for the addict, and virtually nothing about prevention. Yes, I've heard the "education" stories. But, what are they about? Their focus is on the physical effects, and what happens to the addict. Does this help? Perhaps in some small way, but even those impacted would agree that education was ineffective, at least the kind of education being espoused. Why is there so little addressed to the root core of the problem, to prevent "first step?" Why are people so afraid to go here? [p] The last post speaks of those "who is trying to better themselves." This statement is revealing. It tells us that some remain convinced they can do life on their own, attempting to better themselves. Sorry, it is not going to happen. It has not in the past, no reason to think it will work now, or in the future.
suz March 3, 2014 at 09:52 am
I agree Whatever4l...so far they have been just a few days off, but overall, correct.
Oscar vasquez March 3, 2014 at 12:36 pm
dwayne roberson March 9, 2014 at 09:35 am
There has been no Global Warming for 16 years, hence the newer title Climate Change. That gives theRead More warmie alarmists more wiggle room. Most people are finally catching on.
Limeport Resident February 24, 2014 at 09:32 am
Bethany, the Patch reported on the downsizing. In Upper Saucon, we lost a very effective editor andRead More friend to the community. It used to be an election, community event, school issue was reported overnight. Now, we hardly know there was an election for Township Supervisor in Lower Milford, that the Board has 1 more meeting before deciding on the destiny of our neighborhood schools. `When reported it is mostly a rehash of the Morning Call or Express Times a couple of weeks after the event.
Mike in Buckingham February 24, 2014 at 10:48 am
The Patch emails are nothing but old news. I'm unsubscribing now.
Carol L. Custer February 24, 2014 at 11:10 am
This kind of thing never happened when Brittany Tressler was in charge. I too am surprised thatRead More we're having the same news that is no longer news. The fog was Friday, now it's Monday and the fog has been over and done with for 3 days. Let's get your act together, please.
Rob Javoronok February 20, 2014 at 08:10 am
I can't begin to imagine how the Schuylkill and Delaware Rivers will be impacted when all the whiteRead More stuff melts. I've seen River Road in Gladwyne under water before; good luck to all the homeowners.
Robert Dorff February 20, 2014 at 02:08 pm
What's going on with JACKIE EVANCHO, the "wunderkind"??
Paul Rust February 15, 2014 at 09:35 pm
Gregg, perhaps your mother should have planned differently and not brought a cruel, mean-spiritedRead More son in to this world. Shame on you.
Gregg February 16, 2014 at 07:48 am
Paul, Yup she did not plan either.
Oscar vasquez March 3, 2014 at 12:39 pm
Former Employee Sues Ross Township Over Firing
Jeffrey J Carpenter October 8, 2013 at 07:28 am
Who is his father-in-law?
RossTpwp1 October 8, 2013 at 01:51 pm
Got this from the Trib- "Michael Bodnar of Ross claims the township hired him in February 2012Read More because his father-in-law is influential in Ross politics" Read more: http://triblive.com/news/adminpage/4840718-74/ross-township-drug#ixzz2h9bqBpQw If that is true, then he was hired because of who he knew, not because he was the best candidate?????
Marcianna October 8, 2013 at 02:58 pm
Wait a minute - I think I am back in that parallel universe. The fact that he is using cocaine isRead More not an issue? He is just upset because he had to retake the test because the original one was not accurate, for whatever reason. So, can we presume that at the time he took the original test, he refrained from his cocaine use knowing he was to be tested. Then once that was over, he went back to his old habit and used, whether it was daily or occasionally. So then, it is found that the original drug test, which WAS allowed by federal law, was tainted in some way and required a retest. How does that violate his rights? I worked in that area and that occurs often with the new testing policies. The chain of custody testing is very rigid and if there is any chance of error, they retake the test. It normally benefits the donor in the testing. So in this case the guy was busted. He wants a second chance? Is that also the law? I am stunned. Clean up your act and go get another job. Good grief...is there no personal responsibility anymore?