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Rodger Higgins April 17, 2014 at 02:49 am
You can believe the Mayor of New York will use this footage to help his case to get rid of ALL horseRead More drawn carriages in New York he promised he would do.
MillicentBroderick April 17, 2014 at 08:00 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 08:46 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.
Candidates for Maryland governor were divided about the future of marijuana. (Credit: Patch File Photo)
MG42 April 16, 2014 at 03:20 pm
Please don't tax it. Government is way too big already, last thing we need is this cash cow fundingRead More all sorts of stupid government programs.
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)
T. April 16, 2014 at 05:55 pm
Glad I am a vegetarian. The crap they inject the animals with, hormones, antibiotics, vaccinations,Read More and the the crap these animals are eating have all have all been treated with toxic pesticides, and other chemicals. You are what you eat.
Bob B April 17, 2014 at 12:24 am
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 07:39 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!
Gov. Martin O'Malley. File|Patch
Dudley Sharp April 17, 2014 at 08:27 am
Dundalk Donnie is wrong on his "facts". The 316 innocents discovered by the InnocentRead More Project were from the entire rion system, not just death row. 9 inmates were released from death row because of DNA exclusion. the 316 IP cases are all DNA cases. In total, it seems that from 25-44 actual innocents have been discovered and released from death row. It's important to check your "facts".
Polly April 17, 2014 at 08:28 am
The death penalty in Maryland did not need to be abolished. It needed amendments. I don't think itRead More really serves any purpose just being banded about willy nilly. Serial killers, those that use torture as part of the murder, child killers (child molesters, just a wish) etc. It should be reserved for the worst of the worst in order for it to be more effective. Those that will never, ever be redeemed and otherwise serve no good purpose should be executed. And, it needs to be done more quickly. Especially with the great advances in forensics, e.g., DNA. The lengthy appeals are not fruitful, just delaying the inevitable. As the justice system can hopefully improve and the decision to execute has no doubt. Along the same lines, sort of, there needs to be truth in sentencing. If sentenced to 15 years, serve 15 years. Good time?? Really? they are in prison, how hard is it to be "good"? Sentenced to life should mean you die in prison, period.
Dudley Sharp April 17, 2014 at 08:31 am
Dundalk Dommie is misinformed on why some states have, recently, gotten rid of the deathRead More penalty.====== It is because the Democratic majority legislatures and their Democratic Governors believe that all murderers must live, not matter the cost.====== It certainly had nothing to do with the death penalty not being a deterrent. ====== OF COURSE THE DEATH PENALTY DETERS: A review of the debate http://prodpinnc.blogspot.com/2013/03/of-course-death-penalty-deters.html
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D Penta April 16, 2014 at 05:12 pm
Natick news - Nebraska news -- well at least they both start with the letter N. I said this before IRead More think everyone should not open any article on their local Patch unless they see the name of their community in it. They are trying to trick up with news. We see a headline and think - in my case - Natick - and it is not. NO NAME - NO CLICK! I think if the click rate goes down for Patch, it will hurt them advertising wise and then maybe they will listen to us that we want LOCAL NEWS! Who wants to join me in my NO NAME No CLICK campaign?
noah arribas April 17, 2014 at 01:35 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVWyT5RWHtA How its done
knee jerk April 17, 2014 at 08:41 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.
Bomb squad on scene. Photo Credit: WHDH, 7-News
Daniella Ruiz April 16, 2014 at 01:25 pm
strange how we respond just as the terrorists desire us to. the media commemorates each incident asRead More if it were a new profit center to mine for every last click. whole populations now sit in fear of another 'something' about to happen, never again, fully safe like we were in the good old days of the cold war? once these bstrds hit us deep inside our own turf we have not become stronger, but rather 'hardened', emboldened in our delusions of ultimate superiority, no longer safe on our 'island of north america'. each of these events changes us all even imperceptably, forcing us to accept their motives, their ideals, their imam imposed concept of living. we act in unison, determined to show them we are not affected, yet that very demonstration reveals our inner need to respond, to re-affirm our own injury, each of those crowd-felt sympathies we all cling to, even if for the brief moment of our 'crowd'. be strong, and further, be alert, be conspicuous in manner in which you care for each other. shy not away from those who seek your death, but do not embrace them, as they fein no challenge to seek close to your demise.
david mokal April 16, 2014 at 03:19 pm
It was on Twitter step by step what was happening with photos. There will be more nutbags pullingRead More crap you'll see. I give that police officer credit for stopping him he had his life in his hands. It could have been the real deal. We haven't seen the last of the sicko's yet.
Agranon April 16, 2014 at 04:36 pm
The police in Boston are terribly stupid. They are dumber than most cops and that would make themRead More total morons. And for all you idiots that are going to respond about how much you respect cops because 'not all are bad' or how their job is so hard, really, really? Please think about what you're saying.
This unusual wedding singer has us wondering about your top nuptial tunes. Credit: Screenshot from YouTube video
J Leland April 16, 2014 at 01:54 pm
Written by a Jewish guy :)
Dolores Roles April 16, 2014 at 02:23 pm
BEAUTIFULLY ORIGINAL. FOR MY FIRST WEDDING THEY PLAYED" "WE'VE ONLY JUST BEGUN..."Read More FOR OUR FIRST DANCE . IT WAS POPULAR THEN. FOR MY NEXT WEDDING I WOULD LIKE GLORIA ESTEPHAN'S " THE DAY YOU SAY YOU LOVE ME".
Louis Stachowiak April 16, 2014 at 03:03 pm
What a joyful wedding, and an honorable gift to the wedding couple! Praise the priest who shares hisRead More gift to praise God who is so much a part of this holy sacrament.
Maryland State Police Sgt. Marc Black said some people pretend they don't know that handheld cell phones are not permitted on Maryland roads. (Screenshot from CNS YouTube video)
Ted Giovanis April 16, 2014 at 04:48 pm
The government fails to focus on causes; rather, they focus on effects. That's why problems neverRead More gets fixed.
Bill Powers April 16, 2014 at 06:04 pm
Ted I am not sure I understand what actions you are advocating beyond Public Service Announcements.Read More What is the point you are making?
Ted Giovanis April 16, 2014 at 07:29 pm
The research is robust with ways to address the broader aspects of the distracted driving issue.Read More But, no one bothers to look for the information and understand the problems and their causes. I provided a single site and there are many. I doubt anyone took the time to read the Erie Insurance Report. Around that same reference that are more studies and suggested ways to address the problem. The point is this: the government only grabs what it can to say that it did something and to assert that it made a difference. They did this years ago with the 55 mph national speed limit and now that the speeds limits have been increased, the total highway fatalities - in absolute numbers and not just per million miles driven, have decreased. There are lots of other factors that influence highway fatalities and speed is only but one. However, the government said that it was "the" one causal factor. They were wrong. They have done the same thing with speed cameras and red light cameras too. There are many proven traffic engineering technics that have a much better performance than cameras. But, we don't do those. The true solution is actually in our driver education programs as at present there is none. What we have now is to teach folks to pass a test - not how to drive. We don't teach car control techniques or handling characteristics and the latter are very different depending on the car - BMW did a study and found that 80% of respondents did not know whether they we driving a front or rear wheel drive vehicle - as the handling characteristics (and what you need to do to avoid and accident) are very different. The problem is very complex and the solutions need to recognize that complexity. The presently divined solutions fail to consider this complexity.
"We want to provide some sweet relief to our  customers," the Great American Cookies vice president said. (Credit: Great American Cookies)
MG42 April 15, 2014 at 01:11 pm
Feels like these private businesses offer me more on tax day than the services I get from ourRead More worthless federal, state and local governments that actually take my tax money (at gunpoint, to boot).
Midwest Hydroganics owner Joseph Vota said business has been booming since Patch revealed the DEA was staking out his store. Credit: Joseph Hosey
Rock Fan April 17, 2014 at 03:35 am
"Nine grams of cannabis were allegedly found in Kirking's Shorewood home after she was held atRead More gunpoint by flak-jacketed agents and police. That was the smallest amount allegedly found in the 11 cases, Pelkie said" Nine grams ? Nine grams ? Are you flipping kidding me ? All that police payroll for that ?.
David Madere April 17, 2014 at 06:02 am
MORE Gov't waste, we need to down size big Gov't and save money.
knee jerk April 17, 2014 at 08:24 am
So, Aileen, I guess we have Ronnie Regan to blame for the failed "war on drugs"? HeRead More decided to go after marijuana but ignore the aids epidemic? A true humanitarian and a right wing icon. And what is ironic is we are closer today to beating aids than drugs.
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley will be honored for his work to repeal the death penalty. Patch file photo.
TIM GORDON April 16, 2014 at 07:55 am
WHATS REALLY SCAREY IS THAT HE WANTS TO BE PRESIDENT. WE CANNOT COMPARE OUR STATE WITH TEXAS ASRead More THEY ARE REPUBICAN AND WE ARE LIBERAL DEMOCRATES. REALLY. BUT I LOVE THIS STATE AND WHERE I LIVE IN DUNDALK. I PRAY FOR OUR LEADERS AS THEY SURE NEED WISDOM.
Pam Hamburg April 16, 2014 at 11:45 am
All well said comments. A murder victim is dead. The perpetrator gets to live, albeit in prison.Read More An eye for an eye is still the way it should be.
Dennis Gilpin April 16, 2014 at 12:50 pm
If his administration get a lot of support ( votes ) from Baltimore city and there are a lot ofRead More criminals charged with murder in Jail, makes sense that the families who are connected to the killers would want to keep their relatives alive. Votes count right ? Baltimore is one of the most violent cities in America. Keeping the deterrent on the books helps to protect the good citizens of Baltimore city. Taking it off the books protects who ? I think the Mayor of Baltimore, along with their support staff wants to change which had been going on for some time. It will take time and dedication. The governor points out that there are problems in Baltimore but neglects to say nothing changed when he was the cities mayor.
Stu Pidasso April 16, 2014 at 01:49 pm
Mike- there is no hate here. actually a pathetic situation when one feels he is "owed"Read More something rather than earning it by working for it. Why not move down to the inner city and live there for 6 months, then get back to us!! it should be a real eye opener for you!! I work 6-7 days a week to enjoy what I have, even though i have little time to do so, I'm not complaining, but it bothers me that i am penalized by the way of extra taxes, fee's , etc., to help those who have no intention of trying to help themselves.. I have TWO children, NOT 5, 6, or 7 simply because I cannot afford it, and would NOT EXPECT the government to take care of them for me!!!
John April 16, 2014 at 02:47 pm
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 08:26 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.