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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?
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 04:59 pm
Andy, oh, you mean we don't have 'equality under the law' like they taught me in grade school? HowRead More disappointing. My evening is ruined now. And what exactly is a 'good lawyer'? One that charges over $325.hr? These darn rules are changing so fast that I can't keep up. Just glad that I'm as old as I am.
andy fischer April 18, 2014 at 08:25 pm
Do you have a better suggestion for making it more equitable?
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.
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Burt April 19, 2014 at 12:50 pm
Here I thought it happened in Arlington Heights! I figured he got his tax bill and lost hisRead More mind!!!!
Burt April 19, 2014 at 12:51 pm
Did they recover the penis for evidence ? transplant ? anything ?
Burt April 19, 2014 at 12:52 pm
sell it on ebay if you find it !
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knee jerk April 19, 2014 at 06:52 am
I still use wampum, Beth, at the Indian Reservation to buy cigarettes. No cards, no taxes, no bigRead More brother.
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.
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Pam J April 19, 2014 at 08:44 am
I fail to see what this guy's race or politicial affiliation has to do with what he did. He looksRead More white to me (so the "third-world" comment doesn't make sense), and the "Obozocare" comment is absolutely ridiculous. You can blame the video games, but this guy had an underlying reason for what he did. You have to have a lot of patience to deal with a baby. They cry. They screw up your life if you really haven't grown up. I was appalled that he is being charged with third-degree murder, but I don't think he meant to kill his son. He just wasn't mature enough to be a father.
tamarya April 19, 2014 at 09:33 am
Well pam that is where i was getting with my comment. Time people grow the hell up! There is noRead More reason a 24 yr old MAN should be too immature to raise a baby. Start teaching these young adults to be young adults, not 2 yr old babies. In high school is where it can start.
Greg Jackson April 19, 2014 at 12:08 pm
What a doofus, he shoulda bought a Playstation instead of an Xbox.
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Dan April 19, 2014 at 09:35 am
Dawn, which Trustee from the past had a child that was mistreated by the union. Give the name andRead More what happened?
fact checker April 19, 2014 at 11:44 am
And since the union is made up of only teachers you are accusing teachers of mistreating the childRead More of a trustee which is a very serious charge and grounds for discipline which may result in the revocation of their credential. Please provide specific information as Dan requested. A charge like this should not be made frivolously and certainly not here. You should be reporting it to the district.
Dawn Urbanek April 19, 2014 at 01:07 pm
Trustee Winstin had people at his home daily protesting his position on the Board- google forRead More yourself how ugly it got and how his family as treated.
James W. Worthington
user April 19, 2014 at 11:57 am
If this kid's dad wasnt who he is, eating an ear would be ALL OVER the news. I've seen much smallerRead More stories get national air time. Daddy is just paying everyone off AGAIN.
Steve April 19, 2014 at 12:54 pm
Money gives the right to be wrong, it's the American way! A rich guy said I can knock your teeth outRead More but it's ok 'cos I got money to buy you new ones, so I don't go to prison.
Steve April 19, 2014 at 01:04 pm
Money is virtue.
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.
WCSC screen grab shows charges against worker.
HF Homeowner April 19, 2014 at 05:16 am
Correction "they need"
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.
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Homer April 18, 2014 at 08:59 am
Just returned from a trip toward the eastern states. Low of $3.29 to a high of $3.59 for 87 octane.
Megan V April 18, 2014 at 09:20 am
Let's not forget the "summer blend" that we are forced to purchase. This does nothing butRead More increase the gas prices, as this article states, the ethanol for the summer blend was a factor of the increase. There's no proven need for this more expensive blend they roll out when more gas is being consumed.
OldTimer April 18, 2014 at 11:54 am
Megan, the average price of gas NATIONALLY has skyrocketed over the last 10 years. Review the priceRead More charts. All public information. The California electeds love higher gas prices because the State collects the tax based on the PERCENT of the standing price per gallon. The higher the price the more you pay the governor. So they will use any old excuse to make you pay more. I expect gas to hit $5 a gallon this summer, even with the claim that we (the US) is producing more oil than ever. Supply and demand???? Sure. Pull my other thumb!!!
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?
Six bundles of cocaine were found in a gas tank of a SUV trying to get through the San Clemente checkpoint Wednesday. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Border Patrol.
Tye Plummer April 17, 2014 at 10:50 am
Excellent job by our drug enforcement and border check agencies! Keep up the good work! Keep thatRead More crap out of our country.
Donna Fleming April 17, 2014 at 11:21 am
Thank you border patrol. You guys are doing a cracker jack job sniffing out drugs before they getRead More past the check points. Good job!
Rocky Neidhardt April 17, 2014 at 12:04 pm
You guys are so blind to the reality.. This checkpoint actually let's tons of drugs through onRead More purpose daily.. The cartels and the BP are working together. These "Big busts" are purely symbolic. They help keep the funding coming.. It is all a big lie.
Alberto Flores Ramirez. Patch file photo.
Shripathi Kamath April 16, 2014 at 07:09 pm
Well, there is this dude (among many others): http://bit.ly/1j3Gb14 Or if you prefer YouTube:Read More http://youtu.be/VuY85oTRyy0
Robert Curtis April 16, 2014 at 09:57 pm
...an alibi? How many people have been convicted after giving an alibi without anyone available toRead More witness or support their alibi? To many! As I get older I have come to realize rarely are things the way they are fed to us or as they appear on the surface. The other sad thing is the media will quickly ruin a guy's life but never after being found innocent go back and recant or disclose the facts for what they really are. Why is that? Because it sells more news to tear down than to report truth on a follow up.
jeff s April 17, 2014 at 08:23 am
Ha! Look at his booking shirt. Black and white stripes. He's already wearing his future uniform forRead More the rest of his life, how wonderful. In fact the only time that he will probably be taking it off, is when he's being raped by large prison inmates who will share him like a bar of soap, again, how wonderful
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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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Heather Osrien April 17, 2014 at 10:31 am
Just another copy cat. They crawl in thu the exit where the toy is dropped into when youRead More "win". Where were the oh so stupid parents while this was going on?
Maggie Magoo April 17, 2014 at 08:09 pm
This happened years ago in Little Falls, NJ when a child walked out of his house and into theRead More traffice on Route 23 and was killed.....what is wrong with parents? You go to the bathroom you take the child with you!!!!!! Lucky his Gardian Angel was watching over him!
dj April 18, 2014 at 04:49 am
Unless Nebraska is now part of Wayne, why is this story of parental stupidity even here.
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