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John April 15, 2014 at 11:23 am
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 02:05 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 02:29 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!
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Surf's Up April 7, 2014 at 04:53 pm
Very unethical to tie the sale of your book to the endorsement of the California’s OrcaRead More Welfare and Safety Act (AB 2140), introduced by state Assemblyman Richard Bloom. You may have a fine book - but the tag line should be about helping the Orcas by testifying in front of the California legislators. Sorry - really, really bad timing. Your self interest should come last - not first.
Sandra Ortiz April 8, 2014 at 02:43 pm
Bad timing? What better time to publish this story than while the issue of Orca captivity andRead More treatment is in the public limelight and remedial legislation is under consideration? I think it highly unlikely that the "self interest" of the author is to make millions of dollars. Or she would find something better to do than write books. Her "self interest" is more likely in stirring up some sympathy for the orca's plight, and some publicity for the pending legislation, in which case, the timing is perfect.
Surf's Up April 10, 2014 at 05:45 pm
The vast majority of working writers do not believe their work will garner a million dollars. TheyRead More write because it is a calling. The issue here is an author used a very important topic - the pending California’s Orca Welfare and Safety Act (AB 2140) to sell her books. Cheesy at best, morally repugnant at worst. There are many famous authors and equally well known non-profit organizations who work to establish cetacean rights. The non-profit organization Sea Shepard has a television show; but they know when to ask for money and when to simply focus on the species plight their organization is pledged to protect. This press release was smarmy. I stand by my assertion. The plight of captive Orcas is best helped not by recounting fictional tales - by Linda Peters, a healthcare writer and a certified Ayurveda Wellness Counselor who has no history dealing with cetaceans. Instead, there are those who actually work in the field - cetacean behaviorists, biologists and advocates who have modicum of familiarity with the species and the topic. If this wasn't Patch, a media outlet with little to no oversight, there is no chance the press release would have been printed, let alone lead. However, on Patch - fabricated public relations dreck masquerades as news.
Surf's Up March 28, 2014 at 07:49 pm
It is difficult because a lot of people post information as fact, when it is actually opinion orRead More conjecture. How does Patch rule on these blog posts? For instance, there is one author who asks readers to forgo medical treatment and misquotes studies to back his or or her point of view. As opposed to a journalist who would be called on posting inaccurate or misleading information - this person is allowed to post their blog on 10 or more Patch covered cities.
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Chris March 17, 2014 at 08:41 am
Do you actually proofread your entries?
Fortified- AKA Carlos Danger March 17, 2014 at 09:12 pm
Well....perhaps its correct. Maybe the construction goes from "next St. to "months"Read More St. Maybe the pipe is a brand name that's called a "news 12-inch pipe".
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Fortified- AKA Carlos Danger February 7, 2014 at 11:24 pm
OK, so The alarmists, and the government along with the super powered EPA hates and is hinderingRead More coal, wants to charge for carbon...and California voluntarily has voted to tax itself for carbon use to "show an example"...so San Onofre is now closed...all because of the global warming fraud. And now that we are having HISTORIC COLD, and 2/3 of the country is BLANKETED IN SNOW.......we need to conserve in southern Ca. so that the rest of the country, and Canada has enough to HEAT THEIR HOMES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GOOD GOD PEOPLE! "Are beds are burning, and everyone is sleeping"
SteveB February 9, 2014 at 12:41 pm
Speaking of alarmists, Marty, you are an alarmist ... You do know that San Onofre is not a coalRead More plant and the reasons for its shutdown had nothing to do with coal, natural gas, or anything to do with global warming????
Fortified- AKA Carlos Danger February 9, 2014 at 02:36 pm
I did not state San Onofre was coal. The "So" is casual speech, making a transition toRead More something else. It wasn't written well. Move the sentence somewhere else and the rest works.