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Intercity bus company Megabus is under fire from the city of Orlando for violating city ordinance. (Image credit: Flickr/Glen Wallace)
ssm July 12, 2014 at 08:33 am
I do hope they(Orlando)gets the problems worked out with this company. I think the Megabus is aRead More good idea.
Jack Sprat July 12, 2014 at 12:33 pm
Megabus is the solution to the "problem" the high speed rail was supposed to solve. ExceptRead More it is about $5 BILLION less costly to taxpayers and the fare is a lot less expensive than we would have paid to ride the HSR in about ten years.
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Kathy S Woody July 13, 2014 at 01:26 am
I am all for getting rid of Puppy Mills! But is this the right way to do it? Why don't you ban puppyRead More mills? Why don't you make it illegal for pet stores to purchase puppies from puppy mills. Make a harsh punishment if they disobey the law! Make a harsh punishment if you get caught running a puppy mill. Oh, I forgot! The only way our government, (city, state, & federal,) know how to govern is to punish the innocent, law abiding citizens, & give the criminals free reign. Or "We have a quick solution, we'll just punish them all!" When are we gonna take this country back & ban the government!
Donna Jo July 14, 2014 at 04:20 pm
I agree with Kathy! Have tighter control on the Puppy Mills and take action against those whoRead More knowingly support the sale and purchases that keep them in business. These puppies need homes that are safe and need to be removed from those who are out for the profit of the Puppy Mills do not to encourage a life long pet/family member.
Sharon Beasley July 15, 2014 at 08:26 am
Good idea - stop the stores from selling and the puppy mills won't have any customers! Puppy millsRead More will just go deeper into hiding and continue their business if you don't break the chain somewhere. Needs to be stopped on-line too!
hudsonjam July 4, 2014 at 09:20 am
I never have had a problem finding employment in the Tampa Bay area. I have been very fortunate inRead More that regard. The issue is I now earn about 1/2 of what I earned in 2006 and my wife (a former retail store manager) who now works 2 part time jobs also makes about 1/2 of her former earnings. This combined with the under reported inflation rates, makes this a rather lack luster economy. Heavy handed government regulations, liberal socialist policies and a failed presidency are the most obvious causes. Out of control printing of cash to pay off our national debt is devaluating our currency making everything we buy more expensive. This is nothing more then an insidious hidden tax and Americans need to wake up and see that their government is out of control.
Diane Carlstrom July 6, 2014 at 11:18 am
Just keep in mind who controls policy in FL. It certainly isn't the left. Stories like this pointRead More out numbers of jobs but don't point out the terrible dwindling pay or hours that are offered. Over 50 and looking? Good luck even with a degree and decades of experience. You might get lucky and be a night manager at a convenience store. Rent, good and gas keep going up though. The folks in Tally call the shots here and as long as stories like this get published nothing is going to change.
RGo July 20, 2014 at 01:19 pm
Let's face it, it's definitely NOT a good economy, especially for job seekers and it's not a leftistRead More government that destroying us: it is an obstructionist Congress that has done absolutely nothing to advance this society. I happened to be an educated individual(who holds an Associates of Science and two Bachelors degrees) and I've struggled to find gainful employment for the past two years. Congress has done nothing but complain, fight,a rue, created a divisive atmosphere/dialog that has sent the country catapulting downward. When party overrides policy, when party overrides economy, when party overrides economic development, advancement and education, then we're headed down a dangerous slope that all Americans will suffer from....if the obstruction continues, I believe will end up in a slump that will take decades to recover from. In the workplace we use to have the common sense to work, strategize and commune together. In the workplace, if our attitudes and abilities were representative of this Congress, we'd, not only be terminated, but the business would falter. It take a broad minded group of people to realize that all must work together for the good of all....this Congress has proven that it can't. From the onset of Obama's presidency, the extremist decided that it would destroy this presidency, even at the risk of destroying the very fabric of this nation. End result, the fabric has ripped, we're still in a financial crisis, racism has increased and is rising, and no...one...not any legislative policies have been passed to create a healthy and vibrant society that all Americans call appreciate...thanks Congress. :-)
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)
all-c-ing-eye April 18, 2014 at 03:14 pm
And all this time i thought it was Pork Barrel spending.
JBrad April 19, 2014 at 02:57 pm
Mark, Your words are absolutely disgusting. Please do not use this comment thread as a vehicle toRead More spew your racist mentality. And for your information, food-borne illnesses come from agriculture, period. All around the world, including in the U.S. Lastly, your hatred for people of colour does not mean that you understand disease, at all. Good luck in life.
Eric Wessels May 7, 2014 at 11:16 am
If you really are worried about pork: It has come to my attention, much too late to do anythingRead More about it probably, that there is a hog confinement proposed to be constructed within 1 mile of my home. This is not an uncommon occurrence in the state of Iowa. In fact there are 10 homes within 1 mile of this proposed facility, some just ½ mile away. I have looked at the manure management plan and one poor family will have manure spread on three sides of their property throughout the year. Of course this proposed facility is under the limit of 2500 hogs to require a permit by 20 hogs, so no one was notified. They will run 2 sets of hogs through the facility each year, 4960 hogs. This will produce over 660,000 gallons of liquid waste to be stored in a 270’ long, 70’ wide, 8’ deep lagoon. The manure will all be spread in section 13 of the Adel Township in Dallas County. My secondary concern (my primary concern is my family) is for others impacted and the county as a whole. This is terrible planning. The proposed facility lies in the center between Adel, Waukee, and Dallas Center. Dallas County is the second fastest growing county in the country. Waukee builds a new school every year. The Waukee soccer complex is a short 3.5 mile drive south. The proposed new county facilities would be 3 miles away. There is a church on highway 6 less than 3 miles away. The parking lot for the bike trail in Waukee is less than 3 miles away. The bike trail from Waukee to Dallas Center that was just completed, and is well used, is less than 100 yards. All of these items are outside the limits set by the legislature, but all will be affected. The county web site has maps indicating the entire core from Waukee to Adel and DC is anticipated residential with a regional commercial core where this is located. The long range planning has a western bypass that ties into the highway 5 bypass going right by this facility less than half a mile. Maybe this is what they mean by regional commercial. The map shows a 3/4 mile swath from R16 to R22 just north of 270th street. In a conversation I had w/ the county, it was stated this owner plans to build several (no number or location was given) in Dallas County. He can put facilities of this size every ½ mile without a permit because they will all be considered individual units under the size required to be permitted. I can’t believe this is what the citizens of Dallas County want, or what the planning organizations spend their time working on simply to be ignored. The problem primarily lies in the fact that local control is not allowed. In almost every other aspect of governance, local control is preferred and advocated for by the Iowa legislature. Big Ag controls the legislature and the DNR. Talk to your rep. Talk to your senator. Get local control for issues that affect you and your neighbors.
Marcus Tardif of the Dunedin Pipe Band. Photo courtesy of Megan Garren (http://sublimeintuition.com).
Kevin Carney February 15, 2014 at 11:41 am
Three Minutes on a Park Bench... Excellent article and video. On the Dunedin Pipe Band. I always getRead More a Good 'feeling' when I hear the bagpipes and drums playing. Coming from Irish ancestory, this is of special interest for me. Thank You for an Outstanding article.
Sharon Allworth February 16, 2014 at 08:37 pm
Great article. I was one of the original members of the Dunedin Pipe Band and went to school withRead More Peter Tardif, Marcus's dad. I also went to the UF. I am so glad the band is doing so well. Dunedin is a special place and I get to visit at least once a year as my dad (now almost 90) still lives there. Sharon Jones Allworth (I still have my pipes, still play them and have notations in my music from Matt Forsyth!)
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Elena Ricardo January 31, 2014 at 09:46 am
If you had bothered to read the article in question you would have noted that its point was thatRead More "one of three women live at or near poverty." The article then went on to define the brink of poverty as $47,00 per year. I am completely aware of the difference between this figure and federal guidelines. I am perplexed as to why you would call me to task and inform me that I should realize that the majority of benefit recipients are of the "Caucasian persuasion" when I made no reference to race at all. Apparently you are one of those militant liberals who plays the well worn race card whether race is the issue or not. Your allegation lacks merit anyway because you should quote racial/ethnic participation based upon percentage of the overall population. Finally, your ignorance is manifesting itself through your inability to discuss or argue any topic in a civil manner without resorting to personal insults. Frankly, I think you should be very concerned about the positioning of your own head.
humongus February 3, 2014 at 09:36 am
I did read the article and they have their facts wrong also. And I recognize the tired old ReaganRead More welfare queen rhetoric that was based in racism then and now. And just so we understand each other, the only good Republican is a dead one, so eat shite and die you miscible dried up kunt!
humongus February 3, 2014 at 09:37 am
I did read the article and they have their facts wrong also. And I recognize the tired old ReaganRead More welfare queen rhetoric that was based in racism then as now. And just so we understand each other, the only good Republican is a dead one, so eat shite and die you miscible dried up cunt!
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Vincent January 30, 2014 at 07:48 am
T. Smith: Truthfully I didn't expect you to comment no less start an argument with me.
Vincent January 30, 2014 at 08:16 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 10:27 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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Giorgio C. January 20, 2014 at 01:04 pm
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 01:54 pm
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 03:31 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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Stephen D. Clark January 18, 2014 at 11:03 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).
Stephen D. Clark January 18, 2014 at 11:04 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 07:04 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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DianeKH January 26, 2014 at 09:25 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 05:02 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 08:58 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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