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It could cost Americans 20 percent more to get their bacon fixes as a deadline virus sweeps through the nation's hog barns. (Patch file photo)
christopher papazoglow April 16, 2014 at 12:21 pm
"The pork industry has committed $ 1.7 million to research how the virus....spread so quicklyRead More after it was reported in the nation's top pork-producing states..." Gimme a hundred bucks, i'll tell ya how. >>> IT'S BECAUSE YOU PUT THOUSANDS UPON THOUSANDS OF PIGS TOGETHER IN SMALLISH SPACES VERY CLOSE TOGETHER AND ''LIVING'' IN UNBELIEVABLY FILTHY CONDITIONS !!! <<< Oh, DAMN, i shoulda waited for someone to offer me that hundred....
mimi April 16, 2014 at 12:24 pm
Funny and true.
T. April 16, 2014 at 02:55 pm
Glad I am a vegetarian. The crap they inject the animals with, hormones, antibiotics, vaccinations,Read More and the the crap these animals are eating have all have all been treated with toxic pesticides, and other chemicals. You are what you eat.
novato 3per April 12, 2014 at 06:41 pm
Allright T "We all of us in the 99% have to work long and tiring hours to earn our moneyRead More without any % increase for good work" no cliche McDermott, boo hoo, you make no sense at all, arguing for flat wages at the same time whining about "no increase for good work" , which is it going to be? Merit driven or equal pay regardlesd of performance? Let us know when you figure it out.
T McDermott April 12, 2014 at 08:06 pm
You are a rude and privileged man. I worked for over 40 years and never once made the same amount ofRead More money doing the same job as men doing the same work and at the same time was as a matter of fact I watched those same men be promoted to jobs that I trained them to do . I had to 'Help' them do their jobs. I am not talking about flat wages I am talking about fair and equal wages. It goes to show that you see what your entrenched rhetoric parses language for. Not only did you miss the point you got up on your lopsided soap box and shouted the same words you have used twice in this conversation. I again am so sorry for your un-originality and inability to form language without slogans. Repetitive language is the sign of a lazy and fearful mind.
novato 3per April 12, 2014 at 09:15 pm
You don't know I'm a man, and I'm certainly not privileged. Nothing has ever been handed to me. IRead More suspect your income deficiency had more to do with that king size chip on your shoulder than anything else
M. Manzano April 12, 2014 at 06:35 am
I remember hearing all sorts of shrill complaints about gas prices from the average Democrat voterRead More from 2004-2006. Every one sounded off to blame Bush over it. Now that they've had their favorite in office for 6 years, not a peep. They still like the "O" stickers on the Prius though.
novato 3per April 12, 2014 at 09:48 am
Yep, just like they're quiet when its a democrat war as opposed to A republican war.
M. Manzano April 12, 2014 at 02:08 pm
Or when it comes to spending. Bush spent like a fiscal socialist. Obama is much worse. Still not aRead More peep.
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Citizen Too April 5, 2014 at 10:51 am
Bubba: Trophy Wives? Soccer Moms? What other kind of derogatory, misogynist names can you come upRead More with in one posting? And, both Scott and Bob lose any validity to their argument when they reply with name calling, and thus take away from the importance of having a valid discussion here. Too bad because it's an important topic to discuss.
Bob April 7, 2014 at 01:08 pm
Oh Scott, the bravery of being out of range is splendid, isn't it? You talk like such a tough guy onRead More your little computer. Care to enlighten me on how much property the Sierra Club owns? The Sierra Club is a conservationist organization to benefit the good of everyone. Your Religious Organizations is the most destructive and violent force since written history. You think ignorance is bliss? Only you can say for sure, pansy.
John Adlam April 8, 2014 at 07:15 am
Scott and Bob... thanks so much for the entertaining repartee. As an interested observer, however, IRead More must say that your prep school antics have provided some real insight as to why nothing ever gets done in Washington, for it is egotistical blokes like you who, in the process of trying to out-clever one another, burn time and credibility. Given your respective writing skills, we would all be better served if you applied your obvious intellect to more dignified exchange. Who knows? You might even stumble onto some common ground. In the meantime, thanks for for sharing.
Hopkin March 30, 2014 at 06:20 am
I think most of the Novato stations were at 4.03 or 4.05 last I noticed. Which means the Shell onRead More Nave Dr is probably at 4.65.
bonnjohn March 27, 2014 at 05:05 pm
I'm wondering when larkspur is going to start fixing our streets. Many locals passed a tax for thatRead More though I did not vote for it as I'm rather jaded that the government in larkspur does not do what they say they will. Guess I've lived here too long and seen how monies get diverted!!!
bonnjohn March 27, 2014 at 05:08 pm
Agree with book passage owners. We are being taxed out of the county. Maybe that's the intention.Read More Leave Marin to the ultra wealthy!!! Not the Marin I grew up in not everyone here is wealthy!!
Label of recalled jerky. Photo provided by Krave Jerky website
Elvis March 20, 2014 at 03:14 am
ok no illnesses reported. the beef has a USDA mark of inspection, and the beef is from a WHOLE YEARSRead More worth of processing. does anything sound weird to you? 8,700,000 lbs of beef that has probably already been consumed. why is it being recalled? the only way of identifying the beef is from the boxes it was shipped in from Rancho. Most of this meat has already been secondarily processed, repackaged, sent to distribution and then to stores and most of all already been eaten. let me ask you if you have any beef in your fridge from last year..... and if you did would you know it came from Rancho?
craig thomas March 9, 2014 at 04:09 pm
Marins lower since unemployed moved out of Marin, relocated seeking employment. So I suggest thoseRead More reporting these figures investigate why, how, when.
craig thomas March 9, 2014 at 04:10 pm
Too expensive to reside here in Marin unemployed!
Hopkin March 9, 2014 at 11:59 pm
Even so, a 4.2% jump to 4.7% is a 10% increase.
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Frank O'Shea March 9, 2014 at 05:18 pm
I miss Red Cart!
craig thomas March 11, 2014 at 06:33 am
Will food prices be lowered, will vegetables increase in quality now that Safeway is no longer inRead More charge? Whole foods, United Market present better quality with much lower prices then Safeway. Examples: Safeway $2.99 per pound for zucchini, quality poor Whole foods Organic Zucchini $1.29 per pound high quality
novato 3per March 11, 2014 at 08:24 am
Sure United and Whole paycheck have good quality, but the comparison is irrelevant as the merger isRead More with Lucky's , whom I've always found to be comparable to Safeway in produce.
Home Depot plans to hire 80,000 for its spring selling season. Patch file photo.
Reginald "Rex" Henderson February 13, 2014 at 12:51 pm
Thanks for the free advertising for Home Depot!
Rico February 13, 2014 at 06:09 pm
I guess Home Depot is to embarrassed to mention wages and benefits.
Sam February 6, 2014 at 05:13 am
Wow What a bunch of wacko posters who need a life . Have a neighbor read you the article ifRead More you can't read.
John Hess February 6, 2014 at 01:09 pm
Think of how many other stores carry cigs? Every gas station and supermarket will gladly help youRead More puff. CVS probably decided that the number of smokers was dropping too low to make carrying them profitable.
Allen February 6, 2014 at 06:29 pm
All, apolitically speaking, it is their choice to sell or not to sell and yours to shop or not toRead More shop.
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Vincent January 30, 2014 at 04:48 am
T. Smith: Truthfully I didn't expect you to comment no less start an argument with me.
Vincent January 30, 2014 at 05:16 am
Francis Soyer: Point of information if you will. When one is going to install the new LED light bulbRead More which would be the preferred choice? The MiracleLED Un-Edison 60W Equivalent Frost or the Samsung A19 60-Watt Warm White. From the knowlege you demonstrated above I thought I would ask an expert.
Francis Soyer January 30, 2014 at 07:27 am
Vincent - Honestly I'm not too familiar with either product. Neither is an "industryRead More standard" name brand. Samsung is obviously know for their electronics, I don't know if they are actually manufacturing their LED's or using somebody else's, but Samsung generally has good products. MiracleLED, unknown??? However I did a quick search on both. Samsung: 10.8 watts, 810 lumens, 27,000k, 15,000 hrs, 130 degree beam angle. MiracleLED: 5 watts, 500 lumens, 27,000k, 30,000 hrs, they claim "360 degree lighting" but do not list an actual beam angle, but it would certainly be much greater then the 130 on the Samsung. I would look at application first. Can you see the bulb in the fixture you are putting it in? If so the Samsung's heat sink is very visible and if it were in a glass fixture that I could clearly see the bulb I wouldn't want to see the Samsung bulb, I would pick the MiracleLED even though just by first appearance the Samsung looks like it is made better. I think the only application I would use the Samsung would be in a can light as the light output is more directional especially if I needed more light as the Samsung puts out 60% more light. Both seem to be priced at about $16 each. The more recognized LED name brands are Cree & Nochia, also, GE, Phillips & Sylvania make them as well. I like the "Cree 60W equivalent soft white (2700K) A19 dimmable LED light bulb", sold at Home Depot & Lowes.
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DianeKH January 26, 2014 at 06:25 pm
Someone mistakenly posted to the Buckhead Patch and now every time someone responds to someone elseRead More via their email, it goes here. Respond through the Royal Oak Patch website to get it back on track.
T as in Truth January 27, 2014 at 02:02 am
Stan - u should check your view settings. It seems like your comments contain a **** load ofRead More periods.
stanley seigler January 27, 2014 at 05:58 am
RE periods...PATCH could eliminate the periods if they would format the comment section to recognizeRead More paragraphs... ......................................................................................... apologies if periods annoy ...they are an attempt to recognizes paragraphs ......................................................................................... anyone, any suggestions? would '+++' be better??? ......................................................................................... BTW not sure if 'T' is 'bustin my whatever'...but i have no idea what view settings are or how to check them...
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malcolm nichols January 18, 2014 at 04:50 am
Just another Obamanation. A disgusting president.
Stephen D. Clark January 18, 2014 at 08:03 am
Baloney. The "disgusting" president was the one who falsely alleged a threat to theRead More national security of the United States in order to dishonestly justify the Invasion of Iraq, which condemned 4,486 American armed forces members (http://icasualties.org/) to futile deaths and sparked a conflagration that has consumed the lives of what has been scientifically estimated as well over a million Iraqis (http://www.globalresearch.ca/new-analysis-confirms-1-million-iraq-casualties/7950).
removeThisAccountPlease January 18, 2014 at 04:04 pm
don't expect employers to call you back. most managers are busy and they can forget things. callRead More them a few days after the interview. good news is their are jobs... if you want to work retail for 8 bucks/hour. who can live on that? hard to not take it personally. I applied for a driver at pizza hut... was turned down via email, no meeting, no interview... I have lots of work experience, no criminal record, no accidents or points... no drug issues... how can they turn me down based on a resume and email? my age I'm guessing.
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Giorgio C. January 20, 2014 at 10:04 am
Jamie, I completely support spending tax payer dollars on audits! It is a small price to pay toRead More ensure that the Americans are not getting robbed via acts of fraud. I work in government, at the state level. I personally know of fraudulent hiring practices that have occurred within our agency, including someone stacking the deck by having two family members of a job applicant seated on a job interview panel. That is blatant corruption. Thank God for "snitches"! Such corruption is even more likely where profit is involved, thus the reported misuse of H1b visas. Audits to prevent fraud and corruption are needed. Yes, they cost, but in the long run, it is money well spent.
Giorgio C. January 20, 2014 at 10:54 am
How about not re-electing any more incumbents? Remember the D.R.I.P campaign? Don't ReelectRead More Incumbent Politicians.
Sun Tzu January 24, 2014 at 12:31 pm
Sorry folks but I just don't think it's fair to burden future generations with the debt ofRead More quantitative easing. I starting selling of quite a bit of my stocks for more tangible assets and most likely with sell of a fair amount more next week. I wish the best of luck to all of you.
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