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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
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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.
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
Sharon H March 18, 2014 at 10:51 am
How much is it going to take to get people to realize our climate IS changing? It doesn't happenRead More overnight, and I will keep repeating that. There will be violent swings back and forth as well as increased severity and frequency of storms. Do all of you doubters think that, especially since the Industrial Revolution, we could keep spouting all this garbage up into the atmosphere and nothing was going to happen? Oh, yea, the junk just disappeared or was somehow reabsorbed. Get your heads out of the sand.
Tom Bartman March 18, 2014 at 05:21 pm
Sharon - Nobody will tell you the climate is not changing. Worry when the climate does not change,Read More not when it does. The problem is the alarmists lack the proper mindset to have a discussion about this. Since you mention the Industrial Revolution, I assume you are well versed in history. Go back and take a look at the extremes from the Cretaceous period to the Permian period. Were humans around then? Explain the unprecedented heat in the 1930's. Look, we only now have 30 years of satellite data on a planet that is over 4 billion years old. The issue has become political. I am about using the scientific method to prove a hypothesis, no politics. Rather than people name-calling and telling people to get your head out of the sand, I challenge you to go back and look at history. Step away from CNN, Fox, ALL OF THEM and do you own analysis. You'd be surprised to find how there are two sides to this.
dwayne roberson March 18, 2014 at 06:29 pm
The medieval warming period was a good thing if you were alive at the time. Truth is the planet hasRead More always been cycling long before the internal combustion engine. Weather is the ultimate dynamic, solar, winds, clouds, pressure zones ,temperature distribution, moisture content, lunar phases, sun spots! local topography and massive moving oceans. Weather is not ruled by alarmist computer models that are easily manipulated. We have not seen global warming in 16 years. I'm not sure what climate change represents beyond a lust for a carbon tax. Climate change? We always have and will continue to have it.
Michael pellettiere March 24, 2014 at 11:16 am
Phil, you need to remove the stick from your ass and get a sense of humor. Relax, you'll liveRead More longer.
Phil Brooks March 25, 2014 at 09:05 am
Michael, I bet you're killing yourself with your sense of humor! We can only hope. :-) I'm amusedRead More that you find laughing AT someone else humorous--as opposed to laughing WITH them. I have a great sense of humor. However, I fail to understand yours.
Michael April 7, 2014 at 09:58 am
In America it's all about what you can get away with. Doing the right thing is only the exceptionRead More now not the norm.
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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.
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"??
Eileen Wood February 18, 2014 at 10:38 pm
I think the city forgets that Chestnut Hill is really a hill! And why are we not afforded the sameRead More perks that chi chi Manyunk is afforded?
Beth February 18, 2014 at 10:43 pm
The gist of most of these comments are to just relax, slow down, enjoy the beautiful, peaceful snow.Read More What other time can you be outside, just sit there and not hear anything else? Everyone needs to try to chill out a little. Is it a pain to shovel? Yeah, probably, but what other opportunity do you have to actually see your neighbors, and maybe do something to help your neighbor. Take it for what it is. Maybe even try to enjoy it. Just be careful walking.
Merle Martin February 19, 2014 at 06:28 pm
merle If Berthlehem had sa rating system on snow removeal it would be a F... No one isa outRead More watching these guys plow. They follow each other one with blade down and other one up. The city needs to learn how to get rid of the snow using the right equipment.
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urkiddingme February 14, 2014 at 05:14 pm
People....COMMON SENSE ! ! Every WINTER is a retraining for most drivers. COMMON SENSE, use yourRead More HEAD not YOUR FOOT! ! Accidents HAPPEN no matter what. Just try and not CAUSE them ! C O M M O N S E N S E ! ! !