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Deborah Tracy Brown April 19, 2014 at 05:14 pm
I just checked the banned list and although the limit is 7 letters, which means some would have toRead More be shortened, there is nothing on the list that looks anything like Christian, Jewish, Islamic, or otherwise. So at the moment they appear to be allowed. However, Jew is banned, Jesus, God, and Mohammed are not. Jihad and KKK are banned. consistent it is not.
MoonBeamWatcher April 19, 2014 at 05:15 pm
How about telling us something WGAS about like Obama sending 300 troops to POLAND and 200 to aRead More Nevada Ranch!
Alex Viecelli April 19, 2014 at 05:18 pm
The world would be a much better place if we were all more tolerant of everyone's religious beliefsRead More or lack of them. I may not agree with her but a do believe in the 1st amendment. This is what happends when you let government regulate every part of your life.
Venice Local April 19, 2014 at 07:59 am
Am I the only one who has a problem with the statement that "celebrating Easter is aRead More tradition that predates Christianity"? If Easter itself is the celebration of the death and resurrection of Jesus, how could the celebration "predate Christianity"? For the record, there is no word in the Bible which translates as "Easter" - nor is there any record that early Christians observed such a holiday. The word is an anglicization of the ancient name of the Pagan Goddess of fertility "Ishtar" ("Astarte" in the Greek). This goddess was venerated each year by celebrations of the fertility inherent in Spring, and symbolized with fertility icons such as eggs and rabbits. Since the central tenet of Biblical Judeo-Christianity is the repudiation of Paganism and its multiple deities - the proclamation that there is only one God - it is, at the very least, antithetical to give to the remembrance of its chief character the name of one of the deities of Paganism - wouldn't you say?
GreenInOC April 19, 2014 at 02:11 pm
The best way to boil eggs for taste and minimal to zero cracks/fractures: 1) bring eggs to roomRead More temperature 2) bring a large pot of salted water to boil 3) when water boils, turn off heat and lower eggs into water (a hand held mesh strainer is great) 4) put tight fitting lid on pot 5) set timer for 17 minutes **a cast iron pot is great because it will hold the heat for longer
Mark Sariana Gurrola was sentenced to 12 years for the November 2011 Fashion Island shooting. Photo courtesy of Newport Beach Police Department.
OldTimer April 18, 2014 at 09:29 pm
Well, we can start by asking how some judge pulled a 12-year sentence out of the broom closet for aRead More crime where no one was killed or seriously maimed or injured. Not saying this guy isn't a jerk and doesn't deserve hard time. I've read many times about how some numbskull got behind the wheel of a car three sheets to the wind and hits somebody in a crosswalk or knocked a bicyclist 30 feet in the air and killed him and walks away with 4 years in the slammer. IMO he should get the 12 years before this clown. He killed a man! Sentencing should some rhyme or reason, don't you agree? If the judge doesn't like your hairstyle should he or she be able to tack on another 5 years? All I want is some reason employed for such serious considerations. This guy's only friend in life might be his mom, but that's no reason to toss him in the slammer and for all practical purposes destroy the key. I could fully understand if he wasted somebody. How much time do you think some slob gets for unloading his 15 round clip in the air on 4th of July? 12 years? Not even close. Probably 18 months and an early release.
angienmaddie April 19, 2014 at 03:33 pm
ARe you kidding me??? 12 years. He could have killed someone with every unloaded bullet!!! This guyRead More is not changing from the time he is 40 something to 50 something... This is absurd. I certainly don't want him anywhere near our community!!! Disgusting. What is wrong with these judges and prosecutors? When these idiots get out, should put them right next door to the judge and prosecutors...... UGH!!!!! This is criminal to say the least!!!!
angienmaddie April 19, 2014 at 03:37 pm
Let him out with a shorter sentence and he will kill for sure next time. You think he tried to NOTRead More kill someone?? I think he wanted to. This conversation is absurd. What if it was your mother and she was shot. They waste the tax payers money on so many other unnecessary things, build new prisons in the middle of the desert.. Come on.... Do you really want this guy living next door... or behind your house in a ditch? Homeless transient?? How did he get a gun to begin with??? This is CRAP and you know it!!!! Lock him up. He doesn't have the right to risk someone losing their life because he is a wack job. He'll do it again and again... They when someone is dead, what you gonna say then??? This is disgusting....
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Burt April 19, 2014 at 12:52 pm
sell it on ebay if you find it !
dj April 19, 2014 at 01:20 pm
If he was serious, it should have been the 20th floor.
Kevin April 19, 2014 at 04:07 pm
He most likely could have bungie jumped with his own unit.
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Bill Smit April 19, 2014 at 07:34 am
I own a small business in Woodridge IL. The amount of credit card fraud has here has increased tenRead More fold over last year. I have to tell you that the card owner doesn't get burned, the card issuer don't either, nor does the company you hire to process and approve the cards. It's the local merchant where the card was used. Online ordering is the worst. The big banks say you didn't swipe a card, so you're liable, even though it was approved by that same bank at the time of purchase. If this keeps up, I'll have to go backwards in time and shut down online ordering. So much for a cashless society.
JMarsh April 19, 2014 at 08:16 am
I think I will go back to using checks at stores and cash at gas stations. I found a gas station inRead More Eagle Rock that gives a discount for using cash and generally buy my gas there. Not as convenient as using a debit card but I had to cancel my card after using it at Target right before Christmas. What a hassle.
cookiepro2 April 19, 2014 at 03:28 pm
I've started using cash more in the past year for grocery and gas. It's simplified bill paying,Read More reducing the number of credit card receipts that need to be reconciled with statements! Though I still like the 5% discount from using my Target card and the cash back bonus from Discover. Anyway gotta have a good reason now for using my credit cards, either buying online (necessity then) or some reward incentive.
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Greg Jackson April 19, 2014 at 12:08 pm
What a doofus, he shoulda bought a Playstation instead of an Xbox.
Kevin April 19, 2014 at 04:03 pm
Pam J, you need a check up from the neck up. My goodness. An Obamazombie,no doubt.
Igor April 19, 2014 at 04:18 pm
I love the people who have nothing to add to the conversation so they throw either Obama or gunRead More control in. Either subject are worth debating at another time. But this conversation has nothing to do with either.
James W. Worthington
Haha! April 19, 2014 at 01:17 pm
there are even rumors of steroid sales and hidden cameras at daddy's gym
Haha! April 19, 2014 at 01:18 pm
and another hilarious story has gone through the grapevine - that JW's ex-wife found a script toRead More Viagra. I guess napoleon has a hard time keeping UP with his young ladies at Urban Allure.
Steve April 19, 2014 at 01:34 pm
"Sex, the last refuge of the miserable"
James W. Worthington
Tony jones April 18, 2014 at 08:28 pm
This is a product of when a brother and sister have sex. U get a brainless retard.
Omar Monroe April 19, 2014 at 04:21 am
why are we getting news from PA; we want to hear about our own communities.
jan sultan April 19, 2014 at 06:14 am
Im with those of us who want local news or no news from the Patch. Really, how did this happen?Read More How do we bring pressure to this? Vote with our feet?
“You're going to shut your mouth or I'm going to have some duct tape put on it," Judge John McBain told Camia Gamet during her sentencing Wednesday. (Screenshot: WJBK Video)
Jeff Dearman April 18, 2014 at 09:54 pm
NO -----SHE DESERVES WHAT SHE GOT..- She STABBED STABBED STABBED..she should have gotten the deathRead More penalty.....but michigan has only life in prison. Don't have sympathy for her just because she's a woman. She's a cold blooded killer and deserves what she got.
RON Ostrodamus April 19, 2014 at 12:11 am
The death penalty certainly cuts down on the record number of incarcerations in America. Enough ofRead More this liberal crap on humane punishment. The word "humane' never enters the minds of these cold blooded killers. What is going to happen if another bombing takes place outside of Texas? What is going to happen with the next airplane hijacking, or Boston?
DDB April 19, 2014 at 04:29 am
Don, the comments were made at sentencing, not at trialso it hss no bearing on her conviction.
Rezzy Dent April 18, 2014 at 01:20 pm
Tyler looks good with the face fur goin on. Best he has looked in years.
Caryn Laforge April 18, 2014 at 05:07 pm
Boston Strong - Dream On, what a great song for Boston, great chorus background, heartfelt. GreatRead More video
Charles Wipperwill April 19, 2014 at 09:50 am
To Edith Ann above -- you're an imbecile. Not just because your English shows you couldn't afford toRead More go beyond the 6th grade, but because of allowing such a black heart as yours to continue. Please consider self-immolation before you propagate. Some get ugly, some get stupid, some get talent, some get nothing. At least you got stupid.
WCSC screen grab shows charges against worker.
Igor April 19, 2014 at 06:39 am
HF the charges were dropped. There is a problem because and I quote from the Patch"Lewis saysRead More he never noticed "No Free Re-Fill" signs and admits he had refilled his drink without paying on other occasions" and "On-site construction worker Chris Lewis told WCSC News he didn't know refills at the VA Medical Center in downtown Charleston weren't free."Where did you read that he knew he had to pay for it? No where in the article does he said he knew it.
joebanana April 19, 2014 at 07:21 am
This country makes me want to projectile vomit.
Rae Anne Resident April 19, 2014 at 01:31 pm
It sure helps that I'm a little old lady because I just bring my cup from home from the last time IRead More was at a store. The last time I paid for a drink at costco was probably before the terrorists attacked us on 9-11. What's the big deal here, it's only soda? If this guy wants free drinks, it's none of your business, and non of the business of that nosey cop neither. You people don't get it, it's flat out entrapment by having the soda available. What's next, you expect me not to use my dead sister's handicap placard too?
Alberto Flores Ramirez of San Clemente. Photo courtesy of the Santa Ana Police Department.
Juanita La Tremenda Bori April 16, 2014 at 11:15 pm
This man is no spiritual healer and how these women fell for his bullshit escapes me. When areRead More people gonna realize that in order to be happy all you need is to pray to God in the privacy of your bedroom, just you and Him and He will take your burdens off your shoulders and put them on His. You talk directly to Him, you don't need to talk to anyone else or to listen to stupid suggestions and ideas that only sick perverts can come up with just to take advantage of an innocent person. People please stop believing everything you here, especially on the internet. That's where people lie the most.
Juanita La Tremenda Bori April 16, 2014 at 11:17 pm
I'd love to make him drink a gallon of ammonia and make him eat a dozen raw eggs and rape him withRead More every object I can think off, just to see if he likes. This man is one sick individual and I guess his mother never taught him to respect women. I hope they give him a spiritual cleansing in prison performed by Bubba himself. Now that would be justice.
andy fischer April 17, 2014 at 06:58 am
From the OCWeekly: "Ramirez, 39, of San Clemente, met a 33-year-old married woman through theRead More Badoo social networking website". This woman is going to have some credibility problems. Besides, what else is she going to tell her hubby-poo?
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MillicentBroderick April 17, 2014 at 05:00 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 05:46 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.
Sheila April 17, 2014 at 05:16 pm
Poor horse. I hope someone equine rescue unit will relieve him from his present circumstances andRead More either give him a good home or find him one.
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)
mark April 18, 2014 at 05:23 am
When taxes are imposed on various industries then to stay in business the prices increase on theRead More consumer! Obamacare , gas taxes, payroll taxes, tolls, the proposed soda and candy tax , your tobacco tax is 75% of what the product really costs! Commercial Property tax increases! Do you people see what's going on here? This country is being destroyed by the Democrats! It is starting to resemble The a Soviet Union! We should change the name of this country to the USSA!
all-c-ing-eye April 18, 2014 at 12:14 pm
And all this time i thought it was Pork Barrel spending.
JBrad April 19, 2014 at 11:57 am
Mark, Your words are absolutely disgusting. Please do not use this comment thread as a vehicle toRead More spew your racist mentality. And for your information, food-borne illnesses come from agriculture, period. All around the world, including in the U.S. Lastly, your hatred for people of colour does not mean that you understand disease, at all. Good luck in life.
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