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Seven hours, three burglaries in Menlo Park

Original post made on Sep 14, 2011

Some people spend seven hours during the day working, while others use that time to take advantage of other people's being at work.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, September 14, 2011, 11:27 AM

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Posted by Rachel
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Sep 14, 2011 at 12:31 pm

Nice writing Sandy. I like your style.


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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of another community
on Sep 14, 2011 at 2:46 pm

I agree w/Rachel's comment. I am very sorry for the financial losses, but the article made for good reading.

It's also a reminder that having a dog is a good deterrent, for those allowed to have dogs.


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Posted by Suspicious
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Sep 14, 2011 at 3:23 pm

Those thieves are probably impatient lower income Democrats that don't have the time to wait for the full implementation of Obama's redistribution of income plan.


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Posted by former middle class Dem
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Sep 14, 2011 at 3:43 pm

You mean those formerly Middle Class Democrats who were robbed blind by the Banksters and other multi-millionaires and billionaires who bankroll the election of their GOP lapdogs? They may be thieves like the Banksters, but maybe they just needed to pay for their children's medical care without becoming homeless.


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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of another community
on Sep 14, 2011 at 4:13 pm

I bet it was Bachman. She's crazy enough to do this sort of thing. She figures that Obama won't get elected again so she's starting her thievery early.

Even more likely? It was someone who doesn't vote, doesn't care about the political process & is a tad anti-social - if the same person(s) committed all the burglaries.


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Posted by Alfred E Newman
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Sep 14, 2011 at 4:24 pm

I think it was a man.

"Earnings of the typical man who works full-time year round fell, and are lower—adjusted for inflation—than in 1978. Earnings for women, meanwhile, are a relative bright spot: Median incomes have been rising in recent years and rose again last year, though women still make 77 cents for every dollar earned by comparably employed men." Web Link

But could be a woman.

;-)


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Posted by Dharma
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Sep 14, 2011 at 4:34 pm

Banksters are in bed with the current administration, which selected the wolves to guard the sheep directly from Wall Street. Not a party issue, its a Business As Usual issue in the great and wonderful District of Columbia.


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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of another community
on Sep 14, 2011 at 4:50 pm

Dharma - do you think they were too busy in bed to leave & commit the burglaries? We need to stay on topic!

P.S. How's Greg?


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Posted by former middle class Dem
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Sep 14, 2011 at 4:56 pm

Sure, business as usual, and it's a disgrace. But those Bankster Boys know that the party is even grander when the Grand Old Party is the host. And history backs them up.

Of course, with the latest report about the rate of poverty in this country being the highest since 1993, I suppose all bets are off about who might have burgled the three homes. Sadly, there's a lot more motivation to turn to thievery these days.


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Posted by Menlo Voter
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Sep 14, 2011 at 5:22 pm

Sorry Former, but the current mess got stared under a democrat's watch. Clinton signed the legislation that allowed all the nonsense teh banks did that got us where we are. Oh, and a democrat authored the bill he signed.


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Posted by Alfred E Newman
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Sep 15, 2011 at 12:08 am

Menlo Voter - the Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act was one of many bad things Bill Clinton did (nafta being another.) It repealed part of the Glass–Steagall Act of 1933, put in place by FDR. The Glass–Steagall Act prohibited any one institution from acting as any combination of an investment bank, a commercial bank, and an insurance company. Thus, it prevented banks from gambling.

"Oh, and a democrat authored the bill he signed." If so, the democrat got screwed, because they named it after three republicans - Gramm, Leach and Bliley. Web Link

Gramm, of course, was the horse's behind who was the economics guy behind McCain in 2008. He single handedly lost the race for McCain. He told us it was a "mental recession" and we were a "nation of whiners" as our economy went in the tank and job losses hit 700,000 per month at the end of 2008. Web Link

Nothing to see here. It's a mental recession, you're a nation of whiners, says the vice chair of the Swiss UBS.

Menlo Voter: blaming this on democrats is WRONG. Clinton should have fought it, but the bill was written by 3 republicans.


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Posted by Menlo Voter
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Sep 15, 2011 at 6:59 am

Alfred:

Clinton could have vetoed it. The democrats still own it.


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Posted by Alfred E Newman
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Sep 15, 2011 at 9:08 am

Menlo:

You lied about the bill's authorship and got called on it. It's a REPUBLICAN authored bill.

Yes, Clinton signed it.


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Posted by Menlo Voter
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Sep 15, 2011 at 11:44 am

"Yes, Clinton signed it."

so the democrats own the banking mess.


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Posted by Alfred E Newman
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Sep 15, 2011 at 1:41 pm

MV:

We both agree Glass–Steagall should be reinstated.

Too big to fail is too big for our country.


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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of another community
on Sep 15, 2011 at 3:12 pm

So what does this have to do w/the burglaries, again? Maybe, like a "mental recession" these are just "mental" burglaries & the victims are whiners.

My dad always said Clinton was the best Repub the Demos ever had.

As for the banking mess, I am having firsthand, horrible experience w/that, vis a vis EPA's biggest landlord (literally, landlord by default). Wells Fargo acquired Wachovia for pennies on the dollar - & our tax monies helped, of course - & the result is that they are not only crappy landlords, they want to sell to a huge realtor w/a terrifying baaaaad rep. The fact that the sale seems to be legal doesn't assuage anyone's fears. Nor is the fact that these many units were never meant to be one portfolio. This portfolio is comprised of small & large apt complexes, single family homes, duplexes & fourplexes. It's a mess leaving innocent people in very real, frightening situations that aren't of their making & are a direct result of the paper-chasing real estate excesses from earlier in this millennium, the resulting fallout & cobbled together, patchwork "solution" to the fallout. Dog help us all!


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Posted by Oliver
a resident of Woodside: other
on Sep 15, 2011 at 4:11 pm

Can't anyone stay on point? What does all this prattle have to do with the frightening increase in crime in Menlo Park? You people have the attention span of my 4 year old.

Do you suppose Sandy might be related to Avery who left that incredible Asian art collection to San Francisco?


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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of another community
on Sep 15, 2011 at 7:15 pm

Oliver, that's a good question! However, I can't focus enough on it to find out - perhaps your four year old can ask Sandy?

What frightening increase in crime in Menlo? Is that your perception/experience or is your view based on the larger picture w/exciting data you can share w/us?


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Posted by Alfred E Newman
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Sep 16, 2011 at 12:42 pm

"with the frightening increase in crime in Menlo Park?"

Look at the police blotter.

MP crime was numerically higher in 2004 2005 2006 if I recall.

If it is indeed higher, then not much. Not to "frightening increase" levels.


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Posted by Menlo Voter
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Sep 16, 2011 at 2:46 pm

If you look at the most recent crime stats crime is down over all almost everywhere. The interesting thing is that noone seems tobe able to explain why. Especially given the bad economy there is an expectiona of a rise in crime which has not occurred.


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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of another community
on Sep 16, 2011 at 5:59 pm

MV, perhaps Oliver's son can compile the MP crime-related data since the rest of us go so OT that we can't focus. But Oliver, while I bet he is a really nice guy, seems to be panicking a bit re crime.

Heck, I remember when MP had more crime...& the Hell's Angels lived next to my kindergarten. Actually, they kept an eye on us & were a good crime deterrent - in that specific situation.


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