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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.
Come learn more Thursday night at the “Marijuana Harmless? Think Again” community forum in Fairfax sponsored by the Unified Prevention Coalition of Fairfax County. Photo courtesy of ProjectKnow.com
Ray Lakers March 28, 2014 at 07:45 pm
hey people of Fairfax/Annandale...save your money and take my seminar instead. Responsible ADULT ageRead More 21+ marijuana consumption is harmless. Medical marijuana patients should already have access, it shouldn't even be a question. Give your money to a homeless shelter instead.
Brion Eduardo March 28, 2014 at 08:16 pm
Propagandistic "articles" such as the one above exemplify why most people don't take TheRead More Patch seriously. The propaganda above is clearly an unpaid promo masquerading as news. The Patch belongs in the trash.
Esoteric Knowledge March 31, 2014 at 02:11 pm
One of my comments seems to be deleted again. I guess I don't live in a free country and I haveRead More more proof that free speech does not exist in America. Thank you Patch, I speak the truth and try to alert the public of injustice and crimes being committed and you silence me!...What did I write!?...No one will know because of you, Patch. Should I just delete my account since you violate my First Amendment Right?...I'd be just as good as dead!...I'm sure you'd like that!
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.
The entire Virginia, Maryland and Washington region, in pink, is under a Winter Storm Warning from midnight Sunday until 6 p.m. Monday. NWS map
Todd Richissin (Editor) March 31, 2014 at 10:13 am
Thanks, Patch Reader. As I pointed out (not very successfully, I guess), the weather story cameRead More under the headline, "March in Review." We do this monthly. CS: As you may or may not have read, Patch spun out from AOL in February to become a private company. The staffing was scaled down to get the company's finances in order, and now we are in the process of rebuilding. Patch does offer ways for readers like you to contribute to the sites, including with information on local sports events. We'd welcome your contributions. And thanks for the feedback!
CS March 31, 2014 at 10:43 am
Thanks for the information, Todd. I know there are opportunities for us to contribute, but I wonderRead More if your journalists can cover local sports teams and do a run down of them even by week. I am on the board of a large girls house softball team 350+ kids each season and I know they would love to see their names in a cool write-up. I loved that when I was a kid, but of course, it wasn't online back then :-) I'll see what we can do to submit write-ups to you periodically as to how the games each week.
Todd Richissin (Editor) March 31, 2014 at 11:55 am
Thanks, CS. Would love to see it on our sites. Don't hesitate to contact me if you run into anyRead More problems submitting. Glad to help. todd.richissin@patch.com