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The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
Porter gladstone April 22, 2014 at 11:06 pm
2 observations: race in my opinion is not a disadvantage. poverty is. and poverty affects people ofRead More all colors--so colleges can take into account challenges in life--but being the son of michael jordan shouldnt grant him an easier admissions process simply because of skin pigmentation. 2) people also need to understand that the system in place does in fact result in diversity that we should all want. New Yrk Times about a year ago ran an article on peter stuyvesant high school--an elite school in manhattan that changed it admission policy to strictly merit. the result was 1 black student 95% asian. 1% hispanic 3 % white. Im not really sure that is a desirable outcome either. going to college is not just about attending bio 101. its interacting with a diverse student body that can also be considered an education. Colleges should not in my opinion adopt a strict meritocratic admissions process--- hardship , poverty, challenges should be considered. I get why people dont want racial preferences-- but i also get why people may regret what they wished for.
dwayne roberson April 23, 2014 at 04:02 am
Affirmative Action was the Planners foolhardy attempt to fix racism with racism. It is indicative ofRead More a pay back attitude apparent in Holder and Obama. This does not advance the actual state of equality. It does perpetuate the bitterness that the race industry and Democrat party rely on for power. A return to colorblind meritocracy is all that can really be fair and equal.
Maria Young April 23, 2014 at 05:25 am
Its about time. Now do the same in other states and in the state workforce too. Cleanup upRead More America, grow the economy? Thats a start, anyone running a business knows this. These people must change their culture, thats why they have so many failures and I am tired of hearing the same spin for 30 years.
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LAKE ELSINORE RESIDENT April 22, 2014 at 07:19 pm
I will be voting for Hestrin, the hard working and best candidate for the job.
LAKE HEMET RESIDENT April 22, 2014 at 07:31 pm
If you insist on shilling for Hestrin try coming with some facts and not banal things likeRead More "best candidate for the job". Why is he the best?
Murrieta Council Corruption April 22, 2014 at 07:48 pm
Yes Lake Elsinore Resident tell us why Hestrin is the best when even Hestrin cannot even articulateRead More why he is the best
Deborah Rodriguez April 22, 2014 at 02:58 pm
Is this signing of the petition just for community of Stetson or is it for all residents ofRead More Beaumont? I have been wondering what the mello-Roos money was being used for.
Magda Kalter April 22, 2014 at 03:49 pm
Please, post the copy of your petition for others. We need to act together, not only one community!
Lloyd White April 22, 2014 at 05:13 pm
Unfortunately the Beaumont Mello-Roos Community Facilities District is divisive by design. It pitsRead More the new residents of Beaumont against the old and separates all the new developments from each other. This allows the City to maintain more control. Each "Area" in the district, Stetson is Area 18, have different agreements with the city. The original agreements set up by our developers limit the amount the city can lien against our homes. For example the limit for Stetson is about $6 million, they city has only borrowed about $4.75 million so far. We are amending our agreement to not allow anymore liens. Unfortunately, Stetson is one of the only "older" areas the city has yet to have been maxed out. It is likely that your areas have already maxed out. Check your property tax bill and let me know what area you are in and I will find out for you. My purpose for what I am doing is to make our city more accountable for their use of our money. I think an $80 million interchange on Hwy 60 to serve the industrialization of Beaumont should go to the voters and paid for by all tax payers city wide. The CFD monies should be used to upgrade the interchanges on the I-10 that all the new developments use primarily, Oak Valley and Cherry Valley, would be a proper use of CFD money. The large home developers have realized how bad the CFD interest rates are compared to home mortgage rates and one, KB Homes no longer plans to use Mello-Roos to finance their new development infrastructure. However, the City of Beaumont hasn't gotten the message, they are still grabbing all they can get. They just approved three new areas totaling $75 million. *****I offer my assistance to help any of the Areas in our city to make the Council more accountable to the proper use of our funds. Send me an email to OurFocusOurKids@gmail.com and I will try to help.
Shirley Almeida April 20, 2014 at 09:23 am
ARE YOU HAVING AN EARTHQUAKE PREVENTION CLASS?
ATC April 20, 2014 at 09:33 am
Yeah, that would be neat. I'm sure all of us (including Caltech) would be interested in how toRead More prevent an earthquake!
Susan lasalle April 22, 2014 at 12:04 pm
I thought I could only prevent forest fires?
Nancy Gall April 22, 2014 at 11:04 am
Penny Newman, who is an expert on the atrocities of warehouses, is speaking Thursday night at CVAN,Read More which meets at the Cherry Valley Grange at Cherry Valley and Beaumont Ave. at 7:00. Attend both meetings if possible. Could be you could use some pickets at Russo's. Vote against this guy in June. He's not for the people. There-3 things people can do about Gateway.
Everyday Mathematics is just one of the programs that makes a heck of a lot of $ off of the millions of textbooks sold to schools that teach to the 'Core.' The Common Core isn't just restricting for teachers & students, it's lining people's pockets.
Jennifer April 23, 2014 at 04:45 am
Also, colleges are weighing in. Stanford has been very vocal in saying that the common core does notRead More prepare anyone for a STEM major in college, certainly not at stanford. But other colleges, even community colleges, are worried, because by defining a common core diploma as "college and career ready", they are REQUIRED to offer credit-bearing courses to anyone carrying a CC degree. But they have seen the standards, and believe that those students who complete the minimum CC standards, will still require remediation, but now they will have to offer credit for it.
dwayne roberson April 23, 2014 at 04:52 am
More top-down Progressive Central Planning from Washington prigs and cronies. Heaven forbid we allowRead More freedom and choice for kids and parents. In the documentary Waiting For Superman I can still see the desperate faces of the parents trying to win in the charter school admission lotteries. Central Planning is also devastating the country in economics, health care, energy as well as education. The bigger the Government ... fill in the gap. There is a methane emission problem from Washington.
Jennifer April 23, 2014 at 05:14 am
About the "socialist" or "anti-American" aspect - I know what people are talkingRead More about, but I think there should be a distinction between anything you have seen so far, and CC. There are, to my knowledge, no CC social studies textbooks yet. It is the textbook publishers themselves (who helped write the CC and will produce all further materials anyway) that are twisted in this way. I HAVE noticed a little here and there, like when my daughter had to write and illustrate a children's book explaining, in simple terms, the 5 Pillars of Islam. And a couple of paragraphs on important muslim contributions to society in the middle ages, and today> I am cool with that, if she had also anytime during the year, produced a diorama of the nativity, or drawn and illustrated the Ten Commandments (which would hit two major world religions at once). But no. Jews, in SS at least, are known only in the context of the holocaust, although they do get air time in English through readings - about the holocaust. Christianity is also covered - as in, the Catholic church and the inquisition, and The Crusades - good or bad? Don't worry, they get a second bite at Christianity in AP US History, in "The Invasion of the Americas" (Out of Many - A History of the American People, AP edition, Pearson Publishing) This is the third sentence after title: "Armed men marched across the Caribbean Islands, plundering villages, slaughtering men, and raping women". Um, since when is the Caribbean even a part of the US, and why is it in a US history book? The Christian part comes a little later, when Cortez reaches Mexico, otherwise known as "The destruction of the Indies" in which it is revealed that the "brave Indian leaders and thousands of martyrs" were "no match" for "mounted warriors with steel swords". This is followed quickly a reading from Bartolome de la Casas, a priest who had "participated in the plunder, but later had a crisis of conscience" condemning the "greed and cruelty of the Christians". I guess they had to go that far back to find a time when they could portray Islam in such a Rosy light, and Christianity as a scourge upon the earth. Sure, bad things have been done in the name of religion throughout history. But with what Islam is like TODAY, maybe the crusaders had their reasons? I dont like ANY religion being taught in school, as such. Why should my child study the Pillars of Islam, if other religions - peaceful ones, say Buddhism, or fun ones like animist religions, get no airtime? Why? Oh, because Susan Armitrage wrote the book for Pearson, and Susan Armitrage is a prominent convert to Islam, and a prominent critic of Christianity and the west. The educational system is already skewed. School boards dont actually read the textbooks they order, unless there are complaints, and honestly, I didnt notice either until the CC thing came up. Then I said "What the hell is this?"
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tenth district April 22, 2014 at 03:38 pm
Funny how Netflix is the "bad boy" yet those that offer more commercials than the movieRead More itself are just fine :) Cable today is pure garbage, a 2 hr movie will last half the night with all those commercials and since all sports from all countries, could be seen live over the internet...cable is obsolete. Netflix is weak but is a fine alternative to cable for now. (as for news, please, you must be brain-dead to get your news from cable...with all of them all over you from second you start the computer to turn on the radio to even the second you "check" the e-mail on the phone. so Reuters don't worry about Netflix, worry about cable companies whose stocks should be worth a little more than half an ounce of dirt
Michael Brennick April 22, 2014 at 03:46 pm
Where are the stories about the rates charged by the Cable cartels-???---Especially Leftist,Read More Democratic Comcast, the premier robber barons, who fill the campaign tills of the Dumocrats.
Paul April 22, 2014 at 06:10 pm
Netflix is hands down the best deal going, and it has been a bargain for YEARS. I guess theRead More nonsensical whiners who complain about a long-delayed, $2 a MONTH increase are worried it will cost them a (partial) SINGLE LATTE. Utterly ridiculous.
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nonoise April 22, 2014 at 12:10 pm
They want government to raise our children, not parents.
Tom Hollman April 22, 2014 at 01:41 pm
THIS COUNTRY TOOK A $HIT WHEN THE SUPREME COURT TOOK AWAY THE KICK IN THE A$$ AT HOME AND AT SCHOOLRead More THEY PUT THE KIDS ON DRUGS. WHAT DO YOU EXPECT ?YEARS AGO THERE WERE NO ALPABETIZED SINDROMES THIS IS HOW HEAD SHRINKERS PUSH DRUGS FOR DRUG COMPANEYS
Kim Fox April 22, 2014 at 03:42 pm
I don't believe this kid is competent enough to make those decisions. Those kids need to beRead More prosecuted to the fullest and if the does judge does not agree he needs to step down.
LAKE ELSINORE RESIDENT April 21, 2014 at 05:23 pm
I can't say it early enough GOOD-BY MR. BENOIT, Mr. Ashley and Mr. Tavaglione, I didn'tRead More particularly care for the jobs you have done but I am sure some have. I am also looking forward to seeing how the future Riverside D.A. Hestrin handles crime blue and white collar including political in Riverside County.
KW April 22, 2014 at 06:31 am
Maybe they should put that $2.5M into the schools where it is desperately needed instead of wastingRead More it on stupid signs/stickers/and campaign "mixers". Just a thought.
I am not a career politician. I worked my entire life in private industry. I ran to make aRead More difference and be part of the solution. Thank you for your support. PAUL ANGULO, RIVERSIDE COUNTY AUDITOR CONTROLLER UNITED STATES ARMY '74
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B. Dub April 22, 2014 at 09:13 am
Dorie, stowing away on a plane is a crime. And no, the boy himself did not pose a threat. But theRead More fact that he (anyone) can get that close to a plane poses a threat. I have to take off my flippin' shoes and get patted down, but apparently you can just walk up and plant a bomb in the wheel well.
april ann April 22, 2014 at 10:30 am
I agree with B. Dub 100%! How was this kid able to scale a fence and just walk right over to theRead More plane? TSA: for all the harassing you do in the terminal...you ain't all that!! As far as the kid being a runaway..maybe he does face some serious abuse issues at home. He's damn lucky to be alive. But, I raised three boys, and a 16 year old boy can runaway for any collage of reasons. My kids never ran away but, I'm wondering if the fact that the plane was going to HAWAII has anything to do with it. It sounds a little compulsive to me. CPA need good follow up on this. Thank you lucky stars kid!
Lee Jacobsen April 22, 2014 at 03:42 pm
It wasn't a miracle that he survived, it was Easter Sunday, and good things always happen.Read More "always look on the bright side of life"......Life of Brian........overlooked miracle worker....... Not a problem to let other kids of similar intelligence do the same thing, it will improve the human gene pool immensely, and the human race will benefit overall as a result.
beaumontdave April 21, 2014 at 04:35 pm
You might expect a kid to be this impulsive and foolish, but a 49-year old? Likely no changing hisRead More behavior.
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tnjranch April 22, 2014 at 09:03 pm
Must have been a flat chested female who complained.... remember folks, "Never look down onRead More anyone unless you have a good view of the cleavage"..... And where in hell did all these religious creeps come from? What's religion got to do with staring at her cleavage anyway?
Brian Kari April 22, 2014 at 09:27 pm
can all the religious people go away? the story was about some girl at Disneyland, who apparently,Read More according to some older Disney employee found whatever she was wearing on top, inappropriate. unfortunately, Melissa, large chested women do have a tendency to slide out of some types of clothing, and you may not have even noticed. The "older guy" might have been trying to do you a favor. Just a hunch, from an old guy (who used to have a very large breasted girlfriend.)
John Mark Sappenfield April 22, 2014 at 10:05 pm
Was the elderly employee only in his 50's?
Joe Reinagel April 22, 2014 at 12:32 pm
Property owners should review their tax assessment each year and file a tax appeal whenever theRead More market value of their property is less than the assessed value. For a free property review and consultation, contact CRE Tax Appeal. Their website is www.CREtaxappeal.com.
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bg robbins April 22, 2014 at 08:39 am
I don't think were doing starving people any favors by sending them hot dogs that might make themRead More sick.
BiteMeFanBoy1 April 22, 2014 at 12:28 pm
Just another argument for KOSHER hot dogs..... All of the great taste and NONE OF THE CRAP !
Bill Harvey April 22, 2014 at 02:04 pm
Poland has already outlawed kosher killing as inhumane--it involves voiding the arteries of theRead More animal's tainted blood while it is still alive....The US will soon follow despite its Jewish lobby.
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monkey lewis April 21, 2014 at 11:30 pm
Father to many married to none and in case Ya all wondered Im really well hung
B. Dub April 22, 2014 at 08:34 am
Agranon - I'm a moron because I am tired of everybody and his mother trying to put themselves inRead More every story? Then so be it - I'm a moron. To be honest, I am also really tired of all the people that were compelled to run the Boston Marathon because "I had to finish for all those who couldn't." Get over yourself. It was a tragedy. Those responsible should be ripped apart by dogs. I sincerely hope the families of those affected can move on somehow. But how does Mary Jane Smith running the marathon help ANYBODY but herself? She's not doing it for "those who can't". She's doing it to maybe get on TV and she's probably feeling a little sanctimonious because she ran 26.2 miles and you didn't. It's like, "what did YOU do to help these people?" Same as you - nothing.
Geoffrey Koppel April 22, 2014 at 01:52 pm
If this is a think tank, someone should change the filter.
Police tape blocks off the Camelot Retirement Community on West Oakland Avenue.  Screenshot via CBS 2 LA.
Psychic One April 21, 2014 at 04:48 pm
Dee let me know what you think about the books. They were a great help to me in understanding theRead More issues.
Dee April 21, 2014 at 04:51 pm
@Psychic one, Ok, I will. @SA, let me know in a couple --- few months! Lol!
Cin April 21, 2014 at 07:50 pm
Surely these kids will got o juvey and be out at 18. These boys have no morals and no humanRead More compassion. I fear to think what they will be capable of in adulthood
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grace April 21, 2014 at 04:53 pm
uh@ jj you know that how?
grace April 21, 2014 at 04:54 pm
lol had no idea they ,as in your dild*, were more than 50 bucks thx @ jj
Status Quo April 21, 2014 at 08:21 pm
'John B' April 21, 2014 at 05:14 PM... be a swimmer and do not sunk. Feed you body and mind toRead More survive.
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Liz Pierce April 20, 2014 at 04:46 am
here's an easter tip....if you or your family wants a rabbit, get it from a shelter. and keep it forRead More life. there is a great website called rabbit.org with all sorts of information about taking care of house rabbits. happy easter!
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A Delargo April 21, 2014 at 01:25 pm
His new name is 'Big Stubbie' ! Yo
nitagregory April 21, 2014 at 06:33 pm
Cut off his penis?? It really was that small.he probably used tweezers to pluck it off like anRead More ingrown
BiteMeFanBoy1 April 22, 2014 at 12:27 am
Give that fool a DARWIN AWARD for taking himself out of the gene pool !