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Midwest Hydroganics owner Joseph Vota said business has been booming since Patch revealed the DEA was staking out his store. Credit: Joseph Hosey
John April 15, 2014 at 07:10 pm
@Kim Johnson- don't be silly Kim. Barry 's been in charge for 6 yrs now and could of appointed OprahRead More to that position if he wanted to. .
Bruce Cummings April 15, 2014 at 10:05 pm
@Kim Johnson. Not that it matters, but you have your facts wrong. President Barack Obama nominatedRead More Leonhart for the position of DEA Administrator on 2/2/2010. The issue here is people should be able to shop at a store without being followed or have the NSA track each word I am typing.
knee jerk April 15, 2014 at 10:15 pm
I'll do my shopping in either Lowe's or Wal-Mart's garden centers, at least for now, and only useRead More cash.
Monday night's snowfall pushed metro Detroit over the record, making the winter of 2013-2014 the snowiest on record. (Patch file photo)
Dale Murrish April 15, 2014 at 05:49 pm
Glad we broke the record. I’m dreaming of a white Easter – not… But hey, itRead More reminds us that God is in control, and we’re not. Good thing that global warming has morphed into “climate change.”
McGurk April 15, 2014 at 06:09 pm
Dale: God is not in control. If he was, you would be a better behaved boy. "ClimateRead More Change" is a better term. You should know this as a man of science.
Daffy Noodnicks April 15, 2014 at 09:26 pm
Oh look, another scientific reality that Dale doesn't understand. Or chooses not to. Or unreasonablyRead More throws mud at because it fits an extremist ideology he wishes was true. How completely not surprising.
The city of Detroit has asked a federal bankruptcy judge not to appoint a federal mediator to help settle talks surrounding a regional water authority.
gregg phillips April 15, 2014 at 06:47 am
we are done with additional taxes. sorry but the city and its residents have stolen, lied, beat,Read More killed, cheated and so on; it is their responsibility to get their acts together....I feel sorry, but they did this to themselves....
Joseph Borrajo April 15, 2014 at 08:12 am
The lack of trust is tied to the lack of "Transparency". "Due Diligence" cannotRead More be properly applied without the entire knowledge of the subject matter being weighed. P3
Diana Jackson April 15, 2014 at 10:54 am
Why aren't the neighboring city's checking into the water dept in Wyandotte? This has been a petRead More peeve of mine for years???? Bet it is cheper/better and I KNOW that Wyandotte does a better job on everything than Detroit could possible ever do.
Jordan S. Zoot April 15, 2014 at 02:11 pm
Too bad the blithering idiots that wrote the article can't distinguish between a semi-automaticRead More pistol and a submachine gun.
joebanana April 15, 2014 at 02:44 pm
A .22 cent tax on a SODA? Sounds like a Mob shakedown.
joe smoe April 15, 2014 at 03:02 pm
that's obama's home town. not that he showed up as a senator when we was one. too bad he isn't asRead More delinquent as Commander In Chief in the White House. He sucks hugely. A huge waste of a human being.
The ACLU of Michigan has entered the legal fray surrounding gay marriage in Michigan, filing a lawsuit to require the state to recognize about 300 same-sex marriages performed last month during the 24-hour period gay marriage was legal in the state.
Tara April 15, 2014 at 11:57 pm
Daffy, You mentioned personal attacks. Yes, I do believe, you called somebody named 'Charlie' aRead More TROLL.....
Daffy Noodnicks April 16, 2014 at 12:03 am
Tara: let me try this one more time. Gee, I didn't know these people lived in different houses, I'mRead More not quite the scholar you are: it changes nothing. There is one civil marriage recognized by the state. None of the arguments these people used are the same as what advocates for gay marriage have used. If one inevitably leads to another why hasn't it anywhere ever? If the same arguments can be used to justify the other, why aren't they accepted in federal courts because the attempt has been made? You have not addressed any of these points. You have taken umbrage and been uncivil because you feel people are not respecting your points. That is exactly what you are doing. The justification for gay marriage has nothing to do with multiple marriage because they are two different topics. The argument for gay marriage is that there is no rational basis for denying due process and equal treatment under the constitution because of sexual orientation. It's not my argument, it is the argument that has been held up in numerous courts. I'm entitled to my opinion like anyone else. I have given you a number of reasons for it. You can wave them away if you want. Personally, I'm not worried about the floodgates opening to whatever you think an "interesting society" might be. Enjoy your show, and have a nice life.
Daffy Noodnicks April 16, 2014 at 12:13 am
Racerboy: what you just posted is totally different than what you posted previously. Before you wereRead More lecturing on voting and democracy. Btw, most of the time things get thrown out and never make it the supremes, because lower appellate courts don't hear them. People may have the ability to pass unconstitutional things by popular vote, but they don't have the right to do so.
Twitter photo of the bus burned in a crash in Orland last week, where 10 people died, including five students.
Holly B April 14, 2014 at 10:20 pm
God bless Heaven's newest angels. We here on earth will miss them both.
RM April 15, 2014 at 11:26 am
Hey John Rithouse, if you don't like it, then don't come here for news. Guys like you make this sameRead More annoying comment every day. Are you mentally slow?
rubberband April 15, 2014 at 01:28 pm
This was out in my neck of the woods. All really great kids, college bound and starting their adultRead More lives. Having lost a child, I can say these families will mourn for as long as they live, and will have to find a "new normal" as EVERYTHING is changed for them now...I wish them strength, there is nothing quite like burying a child. Appreciated are the messages of respect and sympathy. It can be annoying to get news from areas other than your own, however the new Patch is doing things differently, and show no evidence of changing it back.....my best advice would be to ignore stories not in your area, and to write your editor directly, and share your comments with those who can make changes.
An increased supply of heroin from Afghanistan has decreased prices, making it more readily available throughout Michigan, which has a significant public health problem, officials say. (Patch file photo)
Bob April 15, 2014 at 01:14 pm
Kids are fine Luther...same as it ever was. Starts at home w/ the parents like Racer boy said.Read More Darwinism....the smart, strong ones survive....weak are weeded out........and life goes on.... Be a Parent...not a friend!
Luther's Fan April 15, 2014 at 01:35 pm
Well, I was a parent to three, and all are successful medical professionals. Do you watch the newsRead More or know any teachers in public schools. Ask teachers if kids are fine. Most are total brats. When I look at all those on the welfare dole, seems like Darwinism needs a few more million years to weed out the lazy.
Racer Boy April 15, 2014 at 10:11 pm
Unfortunately, we created the lazy...LBJ's Great Society has spent $Trillions developing an entireRead More segment of society totally dependent on Government for it's survival. Now, that group has grown in such numbers as to be able to elect a Socialist-based representative government. They in turn, continue to provide more and more Government supplied perks. It will be very difficult to halt this death spiral into oblivion. They have control of our primary, secondary and collegiate educational system...literally indoctrinating our children into the Socialist lifestyle...which looks good on paper. It works really well until you run out of someone else's money. We are at the critical tipping point where the takers are dangerously close to out numbering the makers. We need to wake up now.
Screen Grab from WCVB report of a senior home resident who was evacuated.
Kathleen April 15, 2014 at 09:47 pm
OK, let me take a wild guess here...This is Massachusetts so it shouldn't be that difficult toRead More figure it out. These two crack heads in their 40's are on SSI, claiming some phony disability and are living on SSI in a Section 8 apartment in a senior complex. Probably a good guess right? They put senior citizens in grave danger and will probably get a slap on the wrist and sent right back to live in the elderly housing... just a guess of course but probably pretty accurate. Either that or they are living in an apartment with one of their parents and are not on the lease but yet still live there...only in MA!
Geoff Burton April 15, 2014 at 10:40 pm
Kathleen I don't get the Massachusetts reference, having said that I think your about right.
century April 15, 2014 at 11:30 pm
Kathleen, your right. As for housing, the less number of homeless, the more grant money the city andRead More state receives for housing. It happens all the time in Pennsylvania. Free loaders like the crackheads mentioned in the story is why people who have legimate disabilities are judged as liars and have to fight for their rights.
Steve Utash, surrounded here by his children, awoke from his medically induced coma Friday. (Photo: Go Fund Me)
Racer Boy April 14, 2014 at 05:27 pm
Are you questioning Kym Worthy's assessment of the crime? You ought to spend a little time in thatRead More area of Detroit. You would quickly find out the real level of racial hatred that exists among the young Black thug culture so prevalent in our once great city.
SandraB April 15, 2014 at 08:27 am
RB: I think RM was commenting on the idiocy and immaturity of the adults who blindly followed aRead More 16-year-old. Instead of doing the mature thing and diffusing the situation, they contributed to it.
michelle April 15, 2014 at 09:50 am
Oh my son is a good boy...right. Like you would admit you failed him as parents. They probablyRead More bred the hatred for whites in him. Racism usually starts at home.
Area religious leaders and others have organized a candlelight vigil at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at Little Rock Baptist Church. (Patch file photos)
Ahmed Ismail April 10, 2014 at 09:54 am
I hope that those reading this article will take the time to do the right thing for Steve Utash byRead More going to the donation site listed above and make a donation to help the Utash family through this nightmare. Just skip what you were going to do this weekend and take that money and donate it to the Utash family. It's the right thing to do--you'll be helping someone who did the right thing as well. Thank you!
Reverend Barbara Sexton April 10, 2014 at 06:27 pm
Healing cannot occur until all 'pus' is cleared out! To state otherwise is either disingenuous orRead More is a complete lie or it's both. Furthermore, I can tell you that healing begins from 'within', so let's get on with it, our friends in Detroit. Rev. Barb Stamford, CT
Philip April 10, 2014 at 07:55 pm
according to a master plan for Detroit promoted a couple of years ago, the idea is to congregateRead More populated areas of the city and move out those who live in sparser settled areas. If that plan comes about, what happened to Mr. Utash will only be the first instance of a way of life. Although regular citizens will move out, there is certainty that the lawless will move into the vacated parts of Detroit. If you stay in a populated part of the city, you should be relatively safe. However, if you have business or pleasure that takes you out of one populated area into another populated area, you will have to pass through the "Sherwood Forest," full of outlaws, in between. Woe betide the innocent traveler, like Mr. Utash, who is caught out there. My response to this is to carve Detroit into three pieces: The City of Grand River (north of I-96 and west of Woodward), The City of Gratiot (north of I-96 and east of Woodward), and The City of Detroit (south of I-96). These cities would be self-sufficient, but could share resources if they wanted to. The benefit would be local control of utilities and services. Also, any empty spaces would be smaller and more easily controlled than ones in the present 139 square miles of Detroit. Additionally, with local control, builders would appear because people apparently want to live closer to the core of an area, which in this case, would be the smaller City of Detroit. Detroit once was a small settlement along the river bank. It expanded to take in a huge area as people flocked in. Why can't it retract in order to meet the current circumstances?
Megan Huntsman: Credit KLTV screen grab
John April 15, 2014 at 02:23 pm
Well gee officer, I was throwing out some old stinky boxes my wife had in our garage and the nextRead More thing you know......
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!
The American Civil Liberties Union says it will file a lawsuit to require Michigan to recognize about 300 same-sex marriages performed last month after U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman's historic ruling declaring gay marriage legal.
McGurk April 15, 2014 at 07:32 pm
Dale Behler: My bad.The post of mine of 6:15 pm today was directed towards Dale M. Who are you? AndRead More why should I consider you?
Daffy Noodnicks April 15, 2014 at 07:40 pm
Also, if there has been an improvement in discourse perhaps it is because Dale M has refrained fromRead More some of his more colorful metaphors when he demeans the heartfelt religious convictions of other people because they might be slightly different than his. He has been been much more indirect lately.
Daffy Noodnicks April 15, 2014 at 08:38 pm
Dale B: you have put forward an enormous amount of vitriol toward "liberals" whoever youRead More think they are, and claim you are being attacked because people disagree with you. Maybe you need to check yourself when you speak of hate mongers.
A screen grab from WKYC's Facebook page.
JD tippit April 14, 2014 at 09:44 pm
santella stop your badmouthing of pigs you racist human
John Santaella April 15, 2014 at 12:40 am
My bad. I apologize to all pigs. I shouldn't have done it. No more bacon for a month for me
Andie April 15, 2014 at 08:50 am
Someone should have walked by him and whipped a big wad of crap at him and see how he likes it.
A $3.3 million project to add access for ice fishing and hunting at Young Lake in the Holly Recreation Area will be funded under legislation signed last week by Gov. Rick Snyder. (Photo: Google Maps)
Mr Rogers April 14, 2014 at 04:19 pm
Works for me. It is too dangerous to ride a bike on the roads anymore, due to people playing withRead More their phones or programming their GPS's or whatever, and not paying any attention to where the car is going.
CBS Sacramento screenshot of the bus accident in Orland, which took the lives of 10 people, including five students from Southern California.
John Chrusciel April 14, 2014 at 02:16 pm
John the reports stated the vehicle was on fire. This was before the crash. Maybe the driver saw hisRead More tractor on fire and had a massive heart attack? Who knows.
John Chrusciel April 14, 2014 at 02:21 pm
Decaturette back in the days before collapsible steering shafts it was a bad idea to wear a seatbeltRead More because during a head on collision the steering shaft would act as a spear and run you through. I never wore a seat belt my old MGA or TR3. However, this is no longer a problem because of modern design and engineering. Some people will hem and haw about being t-boned at an intersection and the harm that a three point harness can do. I personally know many people who have had their lives saved by seat belts. I always wear mine. They should afford children the same opportunity to protect themselves. A 25 mile per hour head on collision with another vehicle travelling at 25 miles per hour is like a 50 mile per hour collision. So I do not buy the argument about shorter distances nor do I buy the article about lower driving speeds. What can is cost to have simple lap belts installed in a school bus? Are we that greedy?
Becky April 14, 2014 at 04:03 pm
I think the real reason they don't install them is that it would raise a whole other level ofRead More liability -- like that then they would have to keep the seatbelts in good working order, and maybe enforce that people wear them. Could I sue them because another passenger flew out of their seat and hit me. Etc, etc.
Benjamin Lee Fullwood.
Grumpy Old Man April 15, 2014 at 10:59 am
@Igor - I'm no fan of Obama but your comment as to others bringing him up regarding this article isRead More right on.
A Delargo April 15, 2014 at 06:50 pm
5 Years ? Are you kidding me ? It's a stinking pig. I've seen people that stab humans get farRead More less time. Thank god it wasn't a panda, that's life !!
Igor April 15, 2014 at 07:33 pm
Well maybe they should change the law and give people who stab other humans longer than 5 years. OneRead More thing to kill an animal for food, it's another thing to do to be sadistic.
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