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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.
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Pati beardsley April 20, 2014 at 11:46 pm
Her rights were violated. If "I" have to look at all the jesus propaganda, then I shouldRead More be able to voice my right to free speech. While I would never choose such a plate for fear that my car would get vandalized, I totally support this woman's right to request it.
Rezzy Dent April 21, 2014 at 06:46 am
I want to sue McDonald's because they don't sell hotdogs, I don't want hamburgers I want hotdogs.
William LaBarge April 21, 2014 at 06:49 am
Getting back to the topic at hand... Religious freedom clause of the 1st Amendment is extended toRead More all regardless of one's religious beliefs or lack thereof. It seem like we can use our freedom of speech not in snipping and sniping at one another, but to use the freedom of speech to promote good will and to do what is right. Protecting religious freedom of other people's religious practice is the right thing to do. To do the contrary is not only wrong, it's also un-American.
Youtube screen shot of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
n.i. silver April 20, 2014 at 07:29 am
If Jesus has, in fact, risen, then He's not kosher for Passover.
Leslie Ackerman April 20, 2014 at 08:26 am
Absoutely!... Mahler's Resurrection Symphony (No 2): a deep. spiritual journeythat ends in trueRead More heaven... and composed by a Jew (this is my take as one, sorry)
jMichael April 20, 2014 at 10:26 am
Good one, Leslie. No one should let this day pass without resolving to know this symphony. It is myRead More understanding that "The Resurrection" compassed by Mahler is not that of Jesus of Nazareth, but rather of us... A vision of our resurrection to an afterlife. It is the affirmation of a resilient and sacred Humanity. Please feel free to correct me if I am wrong about this. Regards, jMichael
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Liz Pierce April 20, 2014 at 07:46 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!
Todd Richissin (Editor) April 19, 2014 at 09:59 am
I agree, Barbara. A wedding is for celebrating, and from the reaction of the newlyweds andRead More congregation, this looks like a good start to any marriage.
Lewis Tagliaferre April 20, 2014 at 11:46 am
It must all be god's will or it would be different..his singing and the reactions to it...ergoRead More theofatalism...google for details
Tom Higgins April 20, 2014 at 06:37 pm
I think it's most appropriate. The church house is not a graveyard.
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Daniel Derezinski April 20, 2014 at 01:22 pm
How and why is this local news, we don't care about CA idiots
Stu Pidasso April 20, 2014 at 03:03 pm
typical! should we expect anything less??? self sterilization is a great idea!!
Steve Holton April 20, 2014 at 08:34 pm
Stupid Is as Stupid Does!
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B John April 21, 2014 at 05:23 am
Has nothing to do with video games. Raised like a POS acts like a POS. To young at 24?? It'sRead More the generation of 'look downs" staring at their phones all day with the entitlement aspect. 18 is a legal adult. Maybe Raise the age to 28 so mommy and daddy can coddle them longer and give out more 9th place soccer trophies. And for the record Obamacare sucks!!!
tamarya April 21, 2014 at 06:58 am
Agree b john, my husband was 19 and i was 23 when our first was born and my husband went andRead More bettered his career for his family not sat and played video games. Dont get me wrong we used to use the computer more at one time, but ours got shut off in the day to take care of our kids.
tamarya April 21, 2014 at 07:02 am
Heck even my dad was younger and hooked to video games and everytime the ataris were upgraded theyRead More got one, but i was always fed and had new clothes and alot more toys than i needed and my dad also did something these people should try, he played those video games with his kid.
Silver Line still not complete. (Patch file photo.)
Amy April 19, 2014 at 04:16 pm
It is not "months" behind schedule; it is years behind schedule. When I moved out toRead More Reston in 2007, the first phase was supposed to open in 2010. Then they revised the schedule and the budget and said it was supposed to open in the fall of 2013. Since then, there have been repeated pushbacks of the opening date. Now they're saying that a "critical" communications link doesn't work and will take a year to replace, but the line can open without it. That makes no sense. Merriam-Webster defines "critical" in this context as meaning "indispensable, vital". So if this system is really critical, I would now not expect the line to open for another year at least. In fact, at this point, I would be surprised if it ever actually opens at all.
jbs1958 April 19, 2014 at 09:02 pm
He should have been FIRED long ago. That's how you reward incredibly poor planning. This is aRead More bigger fiasco than Obamacare. That line should be OPEN now, no ifs, ands, or buts. Every day that goes by with those stations built and all the access built and the trains available is a colossal waste of time and money.
Michael Blevins April 19, 2014 at 10:29 pm
Of course, Mr. Nowakowski will be praised. Today, no one is accountable for anything, particularlyRead More for failure and poor performance. Maybe his dog ate his homework, or maybe he he had a flat tire on the way to his office. So the Silver Line is months late and millions over budget, so what? Mr. Nowakowski still drew his salary and will go on to another well-paying job. Everyone is a winner...except the citizens of Northern Virginia.
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jan sultan April 19, 2014 at 09:14 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?
Omar Monroe April 20, 2014 at 07:29 am
Lol @ Tony Jones
Kc Heller April 20, 2014 at 09:11 pm
that's why he has that smirk on his face............ iq of 10
“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)
Kevin April 20, 2014 at 01:02 pm
No William,what she needs is about 50000 volts of electricity.Fry the fat yom up nice and crispy.
David Greenberg April 20, 2014 at 01:39 pm
So what you're saying william is that anyone who comes along and claims "PTSD",Read More "ABUSE", blah, blah blah should get a free pass? Why have laws then? The whole concept of making something a criminal act is that we want to discourage it from happening in the first place, by putting deterrents into effect. One such deterrent is PRISON, another is the Death Penalty. If this person was being abused, she had options BEFORE coming to this point - for whatever reason, she make a decision to kill someone, and a Jury of her peers determined her guilt. So off to jail she goes - hopefully FOREVER.
B John April 21, 2014 at 05:33 am
He should have taped her mouth shut years ago and maybe she could see her feet today. Damn largeRead More marge!! Her lawyer sucks! Should have said she was sleep walking and dreaming of cutting up a steak and drinking Mountain Dew. Lol!!!! She is so fat she must brush her teeth with twinkles !!!
April April 18, 2014 at 07:26 am
Isn't Northrup Grumman a major federal contractor? Not surprised about the bank (Capital One) andRead More the utility company (Dominion). Was surprised about Dollar Tree.
livnclean April 18, 2014 at 10:34 am
uh, did you mean "Tesla" Motors.....?
Locally Involved April 18, 2014 at 06:49 pm
Well, that's just about right, the average of the top 10 CEO salaries in VA is 390x that of theRead More average worker salary of $45,000. US Avg is 475x. Don't know why the average worker is complaining about wage stagnation and lack of jobs. Poor CEOs must work so hard to keep all that money out of the tax man's hands and the grubby hands of the worker! How can they possibly survive otherwise?