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Leave RI April 17, 2014 at 07:22 pm
CB11..I owe you an internet coffee.
CB11 April 18, 2014 at 08:26 am
Glad I could bring some laughter into your day! :)
Tom Badger April 18, 2014 at 10:18 am
@least there are those here who will not tolerate any crap from these 7th Century throwbacks . HaveRead More a nice day .
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getreal April 17, 2014 at 06:54 pm
What are the chances of a Virginia Tech or other Mass shooting, about the same odds I guess. It wasRead More very unfortunate what happen to Mr. langevin and I am sure every rule of firearm safety was broken.
Leave RI April 17, 2014 at 07:17 pm
...."It is an undisputable fact: more guns. More gun deaths. Minors, felons and mentally illRead More should not have access to guns. Solve that and our yearly 30,000+ gun deaths will drop." LMAO..Thanks CPT Obvious to the rescue Ok Taking cars off the street will reduce accidents. Removing roller skates will reduce....uhm..injuries from roller skating...ok your turn......and go!
Leave RI April 17, 2014 at 07:20 pm
......"This could NEVER happen at URI ...because ???" Thtop it Todd. The anther ithRead More becauth he didn't go to URI.
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Joeb170 April 9, 2014 at 11:14 am
I don't believe any where in my post it stated to allow them to continue based on mental issues. IRead More was just trying to get across that the reason for peoples behavior when in the grips of addiction isn't necessarily always choice. I advocate getting treatment and knowledge on the subject to better their understanding of why they do what they do. I, myself am a recovering addict, and while I have 5 years clean and sober, the disease of addiction is always lurking and waiting for me let my guard down for just one moment so it can strike. So, back to the having first responders carry Narcan with them, I'm all for it. Just my opinion.
Craig Civic April 14, 2014 at 06:49 pm
@ Joeb170...GREAT POSTS. PERIOD. @CB11: By your logic I'll bet you think it's OK and FINE andRead More ACCEPTED scientifically that you/one CAN have a GENETIC DISPOSITION...to, say, cancer, arthitis, heart disease or any of the other hundreds/thousands of diseases CAUSED BY chemical imbalances and genetics. And that if you get THAT KIND of illness from a GENETIC problem, well, gee, then, THAT'S ok. But, with your logic it is NOT OK when that chemical imbalance or genetic predisposition involves...ADDICTION. Because YOU, being stuck in the 1800's, feel addiction is a "moral" issue and not an 'illness", whether it be genetic or chemical or...NOT. The human body is just one big chemical reaction and it is MORE surpising that there are not even MORE anomalies/illnesses/imbalances than there actually are. The human body is an amazing chemical reaction that, incredibly runs PERFECTLY 99% of the time. It's not fun being part of THAT 1% though. But it is wonderful...maybe harder?...to show empathy and kindness and care to that 1%.
CB11 April 15, 2014 at 08:46 am
I am not "stuck" in the 1800s as you suggest. I also don't live with rose-colored glassesRead More on and think that "feel-good" empathy and misplaced compassion will solve this problem. You can try to educate the addicted but in the end, it is THEIR CHOICE to use or not. You can't be there 24-7, you can't control what they do. No matter how much you counsel and try to point them down the right path and warn them what's down the wrong one, you have no control on what they decide to do. We need to either get tough - and I mean "SWAT team surrounding the building" tough - on the gangs and the dealers who produce and sell the crap or just throw our hands up in the air and start giving out free kits with needles and Narcan. Not holding the addicted responsible for their actions and decisions is enabling and every addict will take advantage of that sort of compassion because it leaves them blameless for what they do. It's called "Tough Love" for a reason!
Joe Sousa April 5, 2014 at 11:43 pm
Renee, I read about advancements in technology day after day. The military uses robots and dronesRead More daily for search and destroy missions. It keeps our soldiers out of harms way. I know the technology is available today. Don't think it's a insult to use technology to keep fire fighters safe. No the robots wont replace fire fighters. But sending one in to spay a hose or pull out a victim is the future. MIT and other schools around the nation are working on these and have perfected it. We have the technology to operate on humans removing cancer and replacing organs. We explore mars and the outer solar system. The day will come when fire dept. will have this technology to use.
Joe Sousa April 6, 2014 at 12:25 am
The Firefighting Robot - Popular Science | New Technology ...Read More www.popsci.com/scitech/article/2008-03/firefighting-robot Cached This autonomous firefighting 'bot gets its self-preservation instinct from its (very distant) insect cousins Welcome to the 18th Annual International Fire Fighting Robot ... www.trincoll.edu/events/robot Cached A challenge to build a computerized robot that can detect a fire and then put it out. Includes rules, registration information, photos, and a FAQ. Fire-Fighting Robot Contest & Exhibit - CEDE | Center for ... www.cede.psu.edu/.../robots/contests/firefighting/index.htm Cached Penn State Abington has been participating in the fire-fighting robot competition for over 10 years and has built over 70 firefighting robots. BBC News - US Navy tests robotic fire-fighters www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-26850631 Cached Fire-fighting robots designed to withstand intense heat are to be tested by the US Navy this summer. The Shipboard Autonomous Fire-fighting Robot (SAFFiR .. Introducing SAFFiR, the US Navy-developed fire-fighting robot ... www.itproportal.com/2014/04/02/...human-fire-fighting-robots Cached A fire at sea is no laughing matter. Firefighters are forced to battle the flames in heavy suits, breathing apparatus and equipment, in enclosed spaces filled with . Robots join the Navy to fight fires at sea | Fox News www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/03/27/robots-join-navy-to... Cached The Navy’s new humanoid robots can detect fires on a ship, withstand extreme heat up to 500 degrees, and fight the fire shoulder to shoulder with human ..
B April 8, 2014 at 10:40 pm
Listen, two firefighters lost their lives. Lets just leave it at that. Take your argumentRead More elsewhere. Prayers and concern to their respective work and home families.
Anon401 April 7, 2014 at 09:21 pm
Honestly, knowing John as long as I have known him, this doesn't surprise me either. I used toRead More actually hangout with him when I was about fifteen years old, thinking there was nothing wrong with it. Looking back, I'm sick to my stomach that I didn't realize the type of person he was. I think it's absolutely ignorant for people to be blaming the parents of that young girls considering it's a very well known fact teenagers occasionally lie to their parents about their whereabouts and who they are going to be with just as I used to do. That being said, when I was around him he used to say disgusting things to me such as asking for sexual favors in exchange for money or alcohol. I also happen to know that he took advantage of a girl younger than him, who was an alcoholic. He would purchase her booze if she would sleep with him. Needless to say she ended up in rehab. Not to encourage or defend her behavior, but what kind of animal would do that? He KNOWINGLY took advantage of her illness. I agree that he is definitely not as mentally capable as many 26 year old men, BUT that does not excuse his behavior because as Chris said, he knows the difference between right and wrong and I KNOW THIS FOR A FACT. This is at no fault of his family because I do know that they have tried to get him help. Unfortunately, this is what it came to.
Anon401 April 7, 2014 at 09:26 pm
@nparoots by the way, if a 13 year old girl was mentally mature enough to make a decision to sleepRead More with a man his age, or anyone for that matter, then i'm pretty sure the legal age of consent would be lowered to 13. It's clearly stated and scientifically proven that a CHILD'S brain is not mature enough to handle a sexual relationship. A predator taking advantage of that is sick, although i don't believe that was on his mind.. he was just looking to get his rocks off, regardless of her age.
Chris April 9, 2014 at 07:10 pm
People who say she made the decision so it's ok BLOW MY MIND! So if I'm watching a 13 year old and iRead More tell them they can't do something and they decide to hit me, at 26 years oldand 195 pounds, should beat the hell out of them cause, at 13, he should have known better? Laws protect these kids for a reason . . . People are sick
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Carla Hall O'Brien April 4, 2014 at 09:47 am
How about it if Mr. Middletowner brings back the company to Narragansett at the Roller Rink???Read More Think of all the attraction you'd get then with the brand. Think about it, RI is highest unemployment rate in the country. Bring the jobs back to Rhody, Mark Hellendrung.
Bill the 1st April 4, 2014 at 10:28 am
Yeah move the production back to RI, because, as we all know, the best business model is the oneRead More that considers how best to maximize costs and minimize returns. The reason RI is the highest unemployment rate in the country is that we are a State that has lost its way. Once a land of free, independent people, we are now the land of corruption and taxation and voluntary slavery. We have abdicated our individual power and rights to the majority and those who rule over us.
Leave RI April 4, 2014 at 03:38 pm
This company is moving up. Don't move to RI. It'll suck the life out of your business like a giantRead More leech. They will tax tax tax and not care one bit what happens to the company or employees. At least your employing Americans.
Photo: Rhode Island Hospital via Facebook
Carolyn Brown April 3, 2014 at 07:52 am
Not sure which hospital in RI my friend got operated in, but he got MRSA and ended up weeks in aRead More nursing home. - Apparently there are poor hygiene practices going on.
kelseyc April 3, 2014 at 08:17 am
There is a MSRA epidemic going on right now, all over the world, not just in RI. Usually once you'reRead More infected with MRSA once, you're colonized (essentially permanently). That's why, Mike, you received an infection a second time, and also why you'll most definitely be infected again if you ever need another surgery. Good hygiene practices are NOT the only thing that is going to stop an epidemic (what we really need is widespread knowledge about the horrors of antibiotic misuse). But if you all think simply going out of state for health care is going to solve the issue, please do. While we're at it, let's stop vaccinating our kids too because we can just blame infections on the hospitals. Yes, RI Hospital should have been more proactive about quarantining the patient; however, measles should also be all but eradicated in the US, but recent idiots like Jenny McCarthy have slowed that process a bit.
CB11 April 3, 2014 at 09:48 am
I got MRSA a few years ago and had not been anywhere near a hospital or nursing home. I spent a weekRead More in the hospital on heavy antibiotics. The doctors told me that it used to be something they saw people getting from a stay in the hospital or nursing homes but they are now seeing it brought IN to these places on people who are carriers but not affected by it. These people brush up against you, use the same handrail, touch anything that you then touch and you get it. I was told the best deterrent is to WASH! WASH! WASH! your hands often. I was also told to expect to get it again but, luckily, it's been 3 years with no further infection.
Abe Lincoln April 3, 2014 at 12:16 pm
I should have thrown the old lady out of the horse & buggy and forgot the theatre!
enrico pelatso April 3, 2014 at 12:45 pm
i take the dudes side, i bet the women started hittin him first, probly almost cause a car accidentRead More but anyone can afford any car, just cause its a bmw doesnt mean its the newest model probly some beat 90s joint
Chris Christensen April 3, 2014 at 02:33 pm
As for a first date of sorts....FAIL As for Enrico....FAIL FAIL FAIL! Geez
Jesus Christ April 8, 2014 at 11:54 am
You must blindly accept the Bible by faith. Remember that an open mind is the devil's favorite toy.Read More When you open your mind, Satan jumps right into your head and will show you countless contradictions, inconsistencies, absurdities and downright silliness present throughout the Good Book. It is important that we not exercise any rational thought when reading the Bible, for such tends to make God look bad and the whole book look like something even Mother Goose would reject. After all, it was God's first published work, and there were no publication houses with editorial departments when it was written. Even God recognizes how outrageous and misanthropic is His first best seller, especially Paul's outrageous writings that condemn so many. The Bible tells us that its every word was inspired by God, Himself (2 Timothy 32:16). God knew Paul's ridiculous rantings (which He inspired) would make no sense, so He actually went to great pains to warn us that those who try to understand Paul's logic do so 'unto their own destruction' (2 Peter 3:16). God also knew that people would start to 'interpret' the Bible into something that wasn't so hateful and violent if given the chance, so He had John write near the end that anyone who adds or withdraws a single statement from the Bible (or at least its last book) will be destroyed (Revelation 22:18-19). Needless to say, God shuns philosophers and free thinkers, describing them as essentially evil (Colossians 2:8-9). The bottom line is that, in order to have any real shot at Heaven, we must believe every word of the Bible and all its incredible pronouncements. The only way a rational person can believe such jibberish is to accept it by faith, without question. We must turn off our brains. Fortunately for many of the participants here, they were born with very little brain power in the first instance, hence blind deference isn't difficult for them.
John Flanders April 8, 2014 at 03:04 pm
You must blindly accept the Quran by faith. You must blindly accept the Book of Morman by faith. YouRead More must blindly accept the Avesta by faith. You must blindly accept the Vedas by faith. You must blindly accept the Guru Granth by faith. You must blindly accept the Theravada by faith. You must blindly accept that your beliefs are your beliefs and not for everyone. Without quoting any scripture tell us what makes your book better than the ones mentioned here? Go roll down an aisle for me, please.
Jesus Christ April 8, 2014 at 10:01 pm
The word "faith" when applied to religion is being grossly misused. Faith is beliefRead More without evidence. Years ago, before the internet and before the Science Channel, information was much less easy to come by. There simply was no effective and inexpensive way to access all this information. Back in those days faith was named appropriately, because there was nothing to counter the story about the earth being six-thousand years old your parents taught you when you were a kid. Today, information is incredibly accessable. Today, people who have access to all of this online information, who still think the earth is six-thousand years old, are not persons who have faith. Faith is belief without evidence. What these poeple have is beleif against evidence, and that is the definition of a mental delusion. Absolutely no scientific claim made in the world is believed to be true by the scientific community, the press, and the majority of the public, including even the most rabid Fundies, until other respected and acknowledged scientists can repeat the experiments and come up with the same results as those who claim new discoveries. Even with the overwhelming amount of scientific evidence supporting evolution, Fundies fight tooth and nail in their irrational attempts to discredit all of evolution's immeasurable mountains of applicable scientific evidence. Fundies have no "faith in their God", they have a delusion of their God. They are, quite factually, mentally ill.
Taylor Swift sings a song for a child at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence Monday. Credit: Hasbro Children’s Hospital
lynze April 2, 2014 at 12:49 pm
Taylor Swift did a nice thing. Period. Why is it that people just cannot accept something niceRead More without thinking there is an ulterior motive? She did not bring cameras so it was not a PR stunt. And Thedore- Why shouldn't you be arrested if you are on her property? You don't belong there. That has nothing to do with being nice.
Renee Cwiek April 2, 2014 at 01:30 pm
I'd have you arrested if you were on my land to Thedore. It doesn't really matter why she did it.Read More She made those kids happy.
Leave RI April 2, 2014 at 02:01 pm
Theodor Barra out of the gene pool. WTF would posses you to see if how fast you would get arrestedRead More for being on someones private property? Are you one of those idiots who say "here hold my beer"...then get put on the nightly news for a bonehead stunt?
The scene of a fatal crash on Bristol Ferry Road last summer. (File photo)
Abe Lincoln April 1, 2014 at 08:15 am
We also need a user friendly horse & buggy lane!
Claire Arrico April 1, 2014 at 05:37 pm
I am glad this passed hopefully they will do something soon with the congestion and light at theRead More three corners and Clements's market area.
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Jack Baillargeron March 31, 2014 at 11:46 am
(Who will stop the rain) by CCR comes to mind of late ;-}
10speed March 31, 2014 at 04:15 pm
That amount of rain at one time is probably what the Calif desert gets in 5 years. ... and a thirdRead More of a season's rainfall (season 4 months.. about 17-18") on coastal Calif.
Photo Credit: The I.C.E. Agency
Jack Baillargeron March 28, 2014 at 06:18 pm
Good cause and good people.
Joe Sousa March 29, 2014 at 07:26 am
Newport holds a similar event . It was fun to watch the buzz cuts .
Leave RI March 30, 2014 at 01:33 am
Nice job all.
Photo Credit: Boston Firefighters Credit Union
Jack Baillargeron March 27, 2014 at 09:09 pm
The Fireman's Prayer When I am called to duty God, Where-ever flames may rage, Give meRead More strength to save some life, What ever be it's age. Help me embrace a little child, Before it is too late, Or save an older person from The horror of that fate. Enable me to be alert and to hear the weakest shout, And quickly and efficiently, To put the fire out. I want to fill my calling and To give the best in me, To guard my every neighbour and Protect his property. And if according to my fate, I am to lose my life, Please bless with your protective hand, My children and my wife. The Fireman's Wifes Prayer The table's set, the meal's prepared, our guests will soon arrive. My husband once more disappears with a hope of keeping a child alive. While waiting at home alone, our plans having gone awry My first impulse is merely to sit right down and cry. But soon again I realize the importance of my life When I agreed to take on the duties of being a fireman's wife. While there are many drawbacks, I'll take them in my stride, Knowing "My Daddy saved a life" our children can say with pride. The gusting winds and raging flames may be his final fate. But with God's help I can remain my fireman's faithful mate.
coventry taxpayer 2 March 27, 2014 at 10:39 pm
From Tom Brady who watched the firefighters: On behalf of my entire family, I want to extend myRead More deepest sympathies and condolences to the Boston Fire Department and the families of our brave and selfless firefighters who gave their lives for our protection and safety today, and to the entire firefighting community who protect us each and every day. All of you will be in our thoughts and prayers.
John March 28, 2014 at 04:02 pm
Please keep comments to the thread and the fallen. Anything else is disrespectful. Thank You
Leave RI March 27, 2014 at 02:50 pm
...they should file suit against the psychic...she couldn't see this coming???
Abe Lincoln March 27, 2014 at 04:07 pm
The Mrs had seances after they blew my brains out at the theatre!
Leave RI March 28, 2014 at 10:00 am
If you watch the I team link they could have better spent their money on Jenny Craig, Atkins,Read More Slimfast.
Meghan March 26, 2014 at 12:52 pm
I hope the girls are okay and everyone involved. So many people plow no pun intended right thruRead More that stop sign.
Linda March 26, 2014 at 01:38 pm
Not all but some people who plow snow are clueless on how to do that. Some snow plow drivers thinkRead More it is a license to speed and they do damage in their wake.
Amanda March 28, 2014 at 08:54 pm
portsmouth school bus #1....... my brother is in middle school, a girl he likes got injured on thatRead More bus. Everyoone who got injured is okay
A great family town March 27, 2014 at 09:38 am
I understand your frustration but when you make a blanket statement can the "clowns" andRead More hire outside firms when an outside firm is the one who did it doesn't sound good. There are good and bad in every job. I wouldn't want to do their job. To clean all the roads as many times as they have I'm sure there have been mistakes but I think overall they do a great job considering this winter. Hopefully we don't need any more plowing this year!! Of I forgot to add you blame "them" for the school parking lots. Again those are contracted firms not town or school employees.
sonofportsmouth March 27, 2014 at 10:15 am
Well im not frustrated, my concern lies with the well being of portsmouths children there is noRead More argueing that fact.have a nice day
Mark Schieldrop (Editor) March 27, 2014 at 11:05 am
@Mags - that's my mistake for not labeling the picture as a file photo. Sorry about that.
islandgirl1 March 25, 2014 at 12:28 pm
Thankful everyone made it out safely.....smoke detectors save lives!
Jim L March 25, 2014 at 04:37 pm
Portsmouth FD has always been good at their jobs
Lavina Shene March 27, 2014 at 06:45 pm
I would like to thank the portsmouth fire dept for their quick response to put out the fire at myRead More house. My cat was found and like the rest of us, she is shaken but safe:)
FBI agents search the home of Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox Friday. Credit: WPRO via Twitter
Tom March 21, 2014 at 11:04 pm
He can't wait to get prison raped.
jw3 March 22, 2014 at 09:19 am
wow!!
Peter A. Filippi III March 23, 2014 at 11:36 am
As for the AG he'll just look the other way. I was blackmailed by the mayor of Johnston in the lastRead More mayoral election. The State Police have all the recordings of the matter in which it was revealed that 4 other candidates had also been blackmailed over the past 6 years by the Johnston Democrat Machine in which the investigation was promptly halted. For more info contact jtaxassoc@aol.com
Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox. Credit: rilin.state.ri.us
Steven March 22, 2014 at 11:45 am
Thank you for identifying Speaker Fox as a Democrat. I had started to believe that the media had aRead More new style guide that prohibited identifying the party of corrupt Democrats.
ralph March 27, 2014 at 04:03 pm
Time for a changing of the guard. Vote GOP. Lets get some fresh blood in there and get RI back onRead More track. RI is ranked like almost dead last in every State ranked category there is, except on corruption and love for illegals. Democrats biggest thing is cracking down on gun ownership and not finding jobs for RI. Backwards thinking. Screw the Dems. Go GOP this election.
Becca March 29, 2014 at 10:49 am
New blood there lol just another one of their own is in! Same BS if not more to come!
Portsmouth Resident March 26, 2014 at 11:58 pm
Sounds like Mom's on welfare with an alcohol/drug problem of her own.
L Portsmouth March 27, 2014 at 09:29 am
Charlotte it is a problem when a teenager gets behind the wheel when under the influence of alcoholRead More and possibly drugs, maybe you do not realize that because I am pretty sure you are still young and in high school yourself. Clearly there needs to be more guidance with the parents for this boy if he has now been caught twice for alcohol related offenses. While it is understandable and many know that teens will experiment with drinking, it should be the parent's job to make sure they know the dangers of what alcohol can do. This is not a normal teenage problem by any means, and maybe you are just trying to defend students/teenagers because they are your peers; but you saying this is NORMAL means many more kids will drink and drive because they are teenagers. Parents are crucial in teaching their kids lessons, and setting them in the right direction. You would think this kid would not have even been allowed to go to the parade after being caught by the police with alcohol before. Shame on him for making the same mistake twice, and shame on the parent/s for allowing him to make the same mistake twice.
Charlotte Akin March 27, 2014 at 07:01 pm
No where in this article does it say that this kid was under the influence while driving. ThisRead More article completely sensationalizes this event. I understand fully the consequences of operating a vehicle while being under the influence of drugs and alcohol, and obviously so did this kid because he was not under the influence. I am not condoning drinking and driving at any juncture, no matter what age. I did not say that drinking and driving is at all okay because the people involved are teenagers. I simply said that a lot of teenagers drink alcohol, and some people are oblivious to this. This event is being blown completely out of proportion and the extraneous details included in the article adds to the biased reporting.
Ron Burgundy March 20, 2014 at 11:06 am
Its a shame to see young ladies like this behaving in such a negative demeanor. What happened toRead More being a respectful young lady? But more importantly, what happened to the magic mushrooms? I am very interested in the police station's disposal procedures concerning such a groovy substance.
DMChasmail March 21, 2014 at 08:15 am
Expect more and more cases of reckless and dangerous driving cases with the legalization ofRead More marijuana.
amy March 26, 2014 at 11:08 am
Crazy driving must have had a death wish
Jennifer Cook. Credit: Rhode Island College
Cadre March 17, 2014 at 06:29 pm
Rest peacefully, Dr. Cook.
Lorene Kelman March 18, 2014 at 08:40 pm
I can't believe this is real! I am honored to have been mentored by Dr. Cook. Her death is aRead More monumental loss to RIC, the education profession, and most especially, society in general. My condolences to her wife, family, friends, and the RIC community. RIP Dr. Cook.
Paul Corey March 20, 2014 at 10:26 am
Great teacher a great loss for RIC!! In my thoughts and prayers!
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