What is it that private schools tend to have that their government/union counterparts don’t?
Answer: no government/Union counterparts
 February 28, 2015 at 12:09pm
Well, this is a tough one because it will hang on technicalities and courtesy.
It causes one to wonder about the attitude of the cyclist, making a video of his commute. It’s almost as if he went looking for trouble. If he did, he found it. San Francisco cyclists have this I’m-better-than-you attitude toward all motorists; they feel like they’re doing their bit for the environment and mankind by not wielding a gas-guzzling, Ozone killing machine. But sometimes those feelings get in the way of right-thinking.
In this case, the van was “technically” correct. He passed the cyclist, put on a turn signal and proceeded off the road. Was he close? He sure was. Did he leave the cyclist enough room before he made his turn? I’d say no. He’s guilty of a courtesy issue. You see it every day. Please race ahead where they can only to stop or turn about forty feet in front of the car they passed. They just as easily could have slowed down and let the cycle pass, then turn.
Cyclist: wrong attitude, wrong decision, wrong behavior
Motorist: right mechanics, lousy on courtesy, short on temper
In a court the cyclist would lose. In the world, they both do for living in the Bay Area.
Here in the northern land of fruits and nuts (Seattle) Bicyclist are exceptionally rude and holly than thou. They once even formed a cute little "gang" called 'Critical Mass' These douchnozzles would ride around looking for trouble with drivers. they would kick slap spit on a car if they were offended by it's driver not recognizing the slow moving obstructions as an equal on the road.
Treat a bicycle lane the same as other traffic lanes.
Do not turn into the lane if there is a bicyclist in the bike lane.
Do not obstruct bicycle traffic by reducing the width required for safe bicycle passage, typically 3 to 4 feet.
When you are making a right turn and are within 200 feet of the corner or other driveway entrance, you must enter the bicycle lane only after ensuring there is no bicycle traffic, and then make the turn. Do not drive in the bicycle lane at any other time.
As much as I usually disagree with everything bicyclists do on the road, he was in the right in this particular instance. The van driver is also guilty of battery.
 February 27, 2015 at 9:59pm
New York, the land of Democrats. Oh so many of those Democrats just walked by, ignored the reality before them. It wasn’t as comfortable as having someone else take care of this young man. They didn’t have the time, they didn’t have the patience, they didn’t have the guts. This is exactly why Obama politics and the politics of New York is killing people….
February 27, 2015 at 11:45am
I disagree. Souza was quoted as having said that he knew ice might fall on his car. He rolled the dice. He lost. No one else should have to pay.
 February 27, 2015 at 11:11am
Senator Paul I can understand. But Cory Booker? Having the likes of Al Sharpton in this group gives a bad name to everyone else attending.
 February 27, 2015 at 11:02am
Mom, you’d better lawyer up. And the problem isn’t that the testing sets kids up to fail (though it does do that). No, your real problem and the one you should sue the district over is denial of your child’s rights and the lack of any due process prior to a punishment. This isn’t discipline, it’s punishment. The district wants to punish a student for challenging their control. They want to punish this 13-year-old for telling the truth. She’s actually doing their job. That opt out form should be in every communication going from the school to home and not the website.
Customs doesn't need to have a warrant to open international mail arrivals. They pick and choose which packages are inspected...usually at random. Check the customs forms available at the post office. Packages may be opened for inspection here and abroad. Should have put it in the base of a big suitcase instead. Kind of dumb sending a full size painting in the mail, risking a puncture or inspection of such an odd sized package.
Doesn't have to be opened. Using electronic devices makes it easy in today's world. Most packages are "viewed" this way today because of drugs, illegal herbs, art works, weapons, etc. Wake up and smell the coffee.
February 26, 2015 at 11:56am
If we apply the ORR (Obama Reverse Rule — what he says is exactly the opposite of what he means), then this is what he said:
“The presidential power to veto legislation is one I don’t take seriously,” Obama said. “But I also don’t take seriously my responsibility to the American people. This act of Congress does not conflict with established executive branch procedures. There are no issues that could bear on our national interest — including our security, safety, and environment. I vetoed it for political reasons. I love to keep all the political balls up in the area.”
2,300 days to review the pipeline? That’s 6.5 years! Do believe for a moment that the committees involved with the “study” met every one of those days and just can’t come to a conclusion. This is a farce. They could have retrieved a geological report on every grain of sand between Canada and the Gulf of Mexico in that time. Heck, the pipeline could have been built in that time.
No, the Lord of Lies just doesn’t want it.
February 26, 2015 at 11:47am
Look, Blaze, do your readers/watchers a favor. If you’re going to show the real-time photo of George Zimmerman, then show the real-time photo of Martin. Martin WAS NOT a cherub-faced 13-year-old when he died. He didn’t have a sweet smile on his face. His eyes weren’t full of joy.
February 26, 2015 at 11:39am
The headline isn’t exactly correct. The “problem” isn’t with the US. It’s with the yahoos who work in Washington, specifically Hussein Obama & Co. I, for one, wish to hear him speak. So what if some politicians don’t show up; their character and morals, such as they are, dictate the playing of a game that’s as old as the world.
Let him speak.
February 25, 2015 at 12:10pm
Remember ADHD? Well, it’s been used as a diagnosis for years to contain, control and treat behavior that others have deemed inappropriate. But the condition doesn’t exist.
They’re not seeking solutions to the problems of others, they’re seeking ways to glorify their own decisions and control.
 February 24, 2015 at 11:53am
You know, I’d check the facts about this report. It’s too pat. I’d check the credentials of everyone involved. I think you might find out that it was staged… Fake actors in a fake situation following a fake script to promote a fake idea. Sounds like Oscar material.
 February 23, 2015 at 11:01am
I wonder how is was for the child?
And there is great truth in her interview if you look carefully:
“I simply wan’t ready.” She wasn’t ready for life, but she was somehow ready for death.
She said she wanted to “pretend like I wasn’t one of those girls.” But she was. The truth will out. It did.
“I didn’t want to fall into society’s statistics and stereotypes,” Sherman added. Notice the verb–fall. It’s as if all this happened to her and she simply tried to fight off the stereotypes. She should have fought off her lust and narcissism.
“And I didn’t want to be a disappointment to my parents.” Two wrongs don’t make a right. But don’t worry, you did.
Where’s dad in this picture?
”I haven’t once regretted it. It allowed me to change paths. It was one of the best decisions of my life. And I’m happy.” She should have ended the sentence at “best decisions of my life.” When she added “And I’m so happy” it’s as if she’s trying to reassure herself.
How very sad and confused is this young lady. She celebrates death.
Ah, yes, but that was the “ghost of Trayvon Martin” when he was 13 years old. The Trayvon Martin who died after attacking a neighborhood watch person was about six years older and showed the side-effects of his life style. It wasn’t so poetic or pretty.
 February 23, 2015 at 10:45am
If I had a son, he’d be just like C.J.
 February 23, 2015 at 10:41am
Imagine the scenario, imagine this little boy without a father to challenge him and guide him. Just imagine. That’s exactly what’s missing in so many families in so many cities across America. The seeming rage that is so easily swayed and manipulated by politicians and pundits is a visceral rage at not having both parents. The problem is that the energy is pointed at the wrong people.
Hollywood is a fake as Washington politics. It’s all smoke and mirrors. Why waste your time?
 February 20, 2015 at 11:34am
How tragically sad. It’s good to stand up to abuse. It’s good to be able to walk away. It’s good to find a friend. But this young lady has been scarred very deeply and she, unfortunately, shows all the signs of one trapped in the very same malady. She should seek help. She should seek help before she, herself, has any children or deals with children. She should seek help.