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The dates for the 2014 Lyrid meteor shower peak are here.
Rick Crockett April 21, 2014 at 01:30 am
I've studied science and religion (many degrees, certifications etc.) taught religion, worked inRead More observatories, as an a night assistant and as an astronomer and I would like to know just what your belief system is. I suspect you are Hindu and you believe in Kali. When Obama laid of 50,000 of us working for NASA and affiliates, he then gave full four year scholarships to 20,000 Hindu interns that took our NASA careers. I was told this from directly within the Indian Government because I moderate an international group for astronomy and aerospace technology. We here going to continue funding the ISS while handing our seat over to that government yet retain the sole cost of removing it when it is retired. Meanwhile China, Russia and India each are working on their versions of our now retired space shuttle as we opt for technology obsoleted and shelved before our first shuttle launch. Now the Hindu from that group are calling the Christian faith a superstition (yeah, in a science and technology group) that needs to be wiped from the face of the Earth and replaced with the Mother Goddess Kali, also a Goddess of Death I believe. I get the impression you are one of those....??? Comet Hale Bopp was a somewhat recent (to me) comet that you could have photographed and measured its element and proved yourself wrong. You could still go back and look at photos other such as myself actually took. The amount of force it would have taken to blow a comet away from earth with that amount of mass and that type of velocity, would have left only rubble here. So a Kali believer right???? I don't suppose you are also a Thuggee? I just haven't quite heard your version of faith and science the way you have put it so I am curious.
Rick Crockett April 21, 2014 at 01:39 am
Please excuse typos. I tend to drop letters because I lost a thumb in an industrial accident andRead More when it was reattached it was bent enough to rub the touch pad backwards backing over the characters. I just haven't overcome my reflex, miss my IBM...
Susan Conner April 21, 2014 at 06:08 am
@Babu G. Ranganathan, I think you misunderstood the Newsweek article you are talking about. CometsRead More actually come from the Oort Cloud. Watch Cosmos and catch up.
Megan Huntsman: Credit KLTV screen grab
Geoff Burton April 15, 2014 at 05:05 pm
Nothing new there Black panther o Poetry the human race has been delving the depth of depravity forRead More eons. There are a lot of good people in our world, but unfortunately evil is hyper active
D Penta April 15, 2014 at 05:29 pm
It says Around Town but the headline is UTAH. Utah is not near Natick!! I think everyone should notRead More open an article on Patch unless they see their town's name in the headline. So If it doesn't say Natick, then we all know it is not LOCAL to the Natick Patch. The less clicks these Patch sites get, the fewer advertisers they will get and then perhaps they will realize if we want sensational news from across the country we'd go back to Patch's former owners AOL and the HuffPost! Those here from other Patch sites - I think you should do the same only click on articles that mention your community's name. No name. No click!
Steven Spiegel April 21, 2014 at 09:52 pm
The way the house looks maybe the husband found them while he was expanding his Meth Lab !!!
April's blood moon eclipse will show itself on April 15, 2014. Photo Credit: jurvetson, via flickr creative commons
art doyle April 15, 2014 at 07:52 am
noah was a story in a book. just sayin'
M L Goins April 15, 2014 at 11:16 am
I am a Christian and have accepted Jesus Christ as the only begotten Son of God as my Lord andRead More Saviour. Some of you posting must not have actually heard what Pastor John Hagee said. What he said was, that when other blood moons ocurred that something significant ocurred regarding the Jews, the blood moon of 1492 and the expulsion edict to remove all Jews from Spain, the 1948 blood moon Israel became a nation, the 1967 blood moon and the six day war resulting in some Israeli land being reclaimed. Pastor Hagee said NOTHING about the end of the world ocurring to coincide with the four blood moons ( he did however say people would say he did - which looking at these posts some have misconstrued his words). Perhaps all the posters that are commenting on what Pastor Hagee said should actually hear what he said PRIOR to commenting/mocking/judging. Pastor Hagee and his statements. Perhaps, in time, we will see if the government of Israel has made a significant decision today. Personally (my very own personal opinion- no Biblical prophecy just me), I hope they decide NOT to ever release any more terrorists from prison to bribe the palestinians to "talk" about making a peace agreement.....just saying....
Tom Hollman April 15, 2014 at 11:36 am
THIS ALL HAS TO DO WITH ORBITAL POSITIONING-----------------JUST SAYING.
Murphy, left, and Esiason from the WFAN Facebook page.
Joanne Malia April 8, 2014 at 06:28 pm
You would think that the base ball community are republicans it sounds like something stupid thatRead More they would say
The Rev'd Anthony C. Dinoto April 10, 2014 at 01:00 pm
Following this outrageous "logic", this idiot would probably have preferred the VirginRead More Mary had had a C-Section on the 4th Sunday of December instead of the 25th! That way Christmas would always fall on a Sunday and would be less disruptive to the shopping season!!!!
Terri April 21, 2014 at 08:14 am
@Joanne Malia: What in the world are you trying to say? Obviously you and a couple of others on thisRead More thread have issues with Republicans. That's fine. But the topic is paternity leave and a thoughtless remark made by a sports commentator. People make fools of themselves regardless of their party affiliation. I'm a nurse, a mother, and a nice person. And you don't know me but you'd probably dislike me because I'm also a Republican. Please don't judge people or make nasty remarks like the one you posted here. It shows shallowness and immaturity. I hope you are a better person than your comment makes you out to be.
Metro fares increase. (Patch file photo.)
John Strother March 28, 2014 at 12:41 pm
$1.00 surcharge for using the paper fare card purchased at the gate, you got to be kidding me. TheRead More metro has lied about not seeking funds to complete the rail. Va has done many taxes that is suppose to fund this rail and still loses money on it.
Kim McCoy March 28, 2014 at 03:40 pm
...and while you will be paying more to ride the metro, you get the added benefit of a 30% increaseRead More in snatch-and-grab robberies! I'm so glad Virginia was forced to spend all of our tax dollars on a metro expansion for people from Maryland and the District to come over here and take Virginia jobs while also being able to snatch a new phone or bicycle on their way back to where ever they came from!
Liz March 29, 2014 at 08:32 am
What a shame that metro doesn't increase the quality of their service at the same rate as theyRead More increase their fares.
When should people have to register as sex offenders?
Jean Harlow March 26, 2014 at 04:10 pm
I watched over my children too, but it didn't prevent the abuse. You say that to protect ONE child,Read More that it's better than protecting the rights of a criminal. That's the issue. The registry ISNT protecting any children. But it does have unintentional consequences that affect the spouses, children, parents of those listed on the registry. You made wrong choices in your life, and got addicted to drugs. You turned your life around, and living an honorable life. But those convicted of s*x offenses are not allowed that same liberty. You say no one has proposed a plan that will protect children and change the registry, yet I have! Leave the registry to be available to LE ONLY. Then offer prevention services and education, that will prevent children from being harmed. Yet, not enough people are speaking up and demanding our law makers to work on prevention services that will decrease the # of victims. Since the registry has been made public, the numbers haven't decreased at all (I believe they have increased, but don't know that for sure). I'm tired of media & politicians lying to us, saying the registry will protect us, when it does nothing of the sort. The media lies so they can get ratings or sell papers, politicians lie, because they want to be re -elected. I have no reason to lie! My benefit is leaving a legacy that I was able to protect families from living this nightmare. As a parent, I understand your protectiveness. But we have been told to look for the monster hiding in the park bushes, waiting to strike, when in reality, they are people we know and trust with our kids, but are struggling with a battle beyond themselves to control without help. When you were addicted, were you able to kick your addiction on your own, or were you able to seek help? If you sought help, if you knew you would be prosicuted for using illegal drugs, would you have sought help? You have to admit, it makes sense. If it makes sense, then I emplore you to talk to your legislators to change the system and implement treatment programs for those who seek help if having devient thoughts.
Buck Harmon March 26, 2014 at 04:28 pm
Wow, this thread seems to have taken on some therapeutic writing qualities...glad to see it..
rwsmom March 26, 2014 at 07:18 pm
Steven: You sound like a very honest and compassionate man. I applaud you for all you have done forRead More your wife and family. That's honorable. I stand behind your sentiments about who you leave your children with and knowing who they are staying over night with, as I am the same way. I protect my children to the point they often got mad at me and despised my decisions. That's why it was so very hard to see my son convicted and handcuffed in a court of law. You see, the young lady lied about where and when this supposed "offense" took place. I KNEW where my son was and that he couldn't have possibly harmed her....he was at work, at a place behind our home. I could literally see his car! Yet, she got away with her lies and law enforcement never checked his alibis. Nor did our defense attorney think it was pertinent to bring alibis in his defense because she felt the jury would see through the young lady's lies. You asked a question, " What has this world come to when we worry more about the rights of our criminals then protecting our kids?" that I would like to answer. I am concerned for our nation's children. ALL of them for many reasons. Yes, I don't want harm done to a child any more than you do. Do you realize that 39.6% of all sexual crimes reported are accusing perpetrators who are under the age of 18? (10% of those are under the age of 12) Do you realize that more children are neglected, murdered and abused in any given year than they are molested? WE could safe our children from prosecution, neglect, murder AND abuse with the monies that are wasted on the registry. It's called education and family support. THAT's where our time, money and resources need to be spent. Again, your opinions matter to me. Together, we can all make a difference.
Storm forecast for Sunday night, Monday.
Raul Ortega March 16, 2014 at 08:03 pm
I'm a little confused by this statement "The forecast calls for a mx of rain and snow earlyRead More Sunday evening", is the forecast calling for a matrix algebra interpreter and numerical optimizer for structural equation modeling, an Internet Mail Exchange DNS record, or a share in Magnachip Semiconductor Corp? Got spell-check?
Raul Ortega March 16, 2014 at 08:33 pm
How about a story about the bike lanes coming to King St?Read More http://washington.cbslocal.com/2014/03/16/alexandria-to-add-bike-lanes-on-busy-king-street/
Joan March 17, 2014 at 08:33 am
How about next time publishing the story BEFORE the snow instead of during or after?
What do you think?
Wildermann March 16, 2014 at 06:55 pm
Our nation has consistently maintained that parents possess a fundamental right to raise theirRead More children as they see fit. This belief has been upheld by our judiciary in numerous Supreme Court cases that reflect the American people's longstanding commitment to parental rights. Many believe that it is critical that we place the current Supreme Court doctrine on parental rights into the explicit text of the United States Constitution in order to preserve the vital child-parent relationship.
Wildermann March 16, 2014 at 07:06 pm
The law's concept of the family rests on a presumption that parents possess what a child lacks inRead More maturity, experience, and capacity for judgment required for making life's difficult decisions. More important, historically it has recognized that natural bonds of affection lead parents to act in the best interests of their children. The statist notion that governmental power should supersede parental authority in all cases because some parents abuse and neglect children is repugnant to American tradition. Simply because the decision of a parent is not agreeable to a child or because it involves risks does not automatically transfer the power to make that decision from the parents to some agency or officer of the state. - Parham v. J. R., 442 U.S. 584 (1979) The fundamental liberty interest of natural parents in the care, custody, and management of their child does not evaporate simply because they have not been model parents or have lost temporary custody of their child to the State. Even when blood relationships are strained, parents retain a vital interest in preventing the irretrievable destruction of their family life. Until the State proves parental unfitness, the child and his parents share a vital interest in preventing erroneous termination of their natural relationship. - Santosky v. Kramer, 455 U.S. 745 (1982) The liberty interest at issue in this case-the interest of parents in the care, custody, and control of their children-is perhaps the oldest of the fundamental liberty interests recognized by this Court. In light of this extensive precedent, it cannot now be doubted that the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment protects the fundamental right of parents to make decisions concerning the care, custody, and control of their children. The problem here is not that the Washington Superior Court intervened, but that when it did so, it gave no special weight at all to Granville's determination of her daughters' best interests. More importantly, it appears that the Superior Court applied exactly the opposite presumption. The Due Process Clause does not permit a State to infringe on the fundamental right of parents to make childrearing decisions simply because a state judge believes a 'better' decision could be made. - Troxel v. Granville, 530 U.S. 57 (2000)
Cynthia Montgomery March 17, 2014 at 10:10 am
UNATTENDED - NOT CARED FOR - DESERTED - ALONE! Is there a LAW against leaving a child/toddler aloneRead More in their home ( so daddy can go out high and get drunk)? Is there a law against leaving a child/toddler alone in a store and leaving leaving them so you can go get high and drunk? Is there a law about leaving a child/toddler alone in a movie theater and leaving to go get high and drunk? Is there a law about leaving a child/toddler alone in a public park, airport, library, hospital, restaurant, sporting arena, Wal Mart, church, or on a street to go get high and drunk? NO? then let the guy go.... BUT..... if we think it is wrong to leave a child/toddler alone in any of the above places to go get drunk and get high and basically use the carseat as a babysitter then WE HAVE A PROBLEM! THIS was child abandoned, pure and simple. This child has already learned to not trust others. This child all ready knows the reality of not being loved. This child already has experienced what it means to be clateral baggage and he will never be the same. When we meet a person and wonder why they are so messed up now you know where it started. God help him.
Live updates on Winter Storm Titan. (Patch file photo.)
Mike March 3, 2014 at 11:37 am
Grabs popcorn and waits for the people to start whining and crying about snow removal again...
sre March 4, 2014 at 09:38 am
When the snow starts faling it seems that people lay around and wait for VDOT to remove the snowRead More when in theory you should be off the roads
D N March 4, 2014 at 09:57 am
This winter storm has absolutely no name associated with it. The for-profit Weather Channel comes upRead More with these ridiculous winter storm names. I'm shocked that a news outlet like Patch would use a name that was assigned by a commercial entity. The National Weather Service - the official source for storm names - DOES NOT assign names to winter storms!