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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)
mimi April 16, 2014 at 03:24 pm
Funny and true.
T. April 16, 2014 at 05:55 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.
Bob B April 17, 2014 at 12:24 am
There is always a reason for a price-increase - I can't remember ever reading about a reason for aRead More price-decrease. It's possible no one else has noticed this. Isn't capitalism wonderful?
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 23, 2014 at 10:40 am
Apparently, the definition of poverty keeps rising. Now it is $47,000 for a family of four? ThatRead More is a wage of $22.59/hr. Well, we live just fine on less than that and so do a lot of other people. The problem is women keep having children they cannot afford to raise and men do not pay child support unless coerced. The welfare TANF ETC) show uneducated women having multiple children with multiple men while they received cash, Food Stamps, Medicaid, Section 8 housing, Child care help, Reduced utilities, free school breakfast, lunch, dinne, earned income credits if working and much more. I am tired of this constant bleating about the poor. By whose defintion are they poor? The government's. And they keep raising the poverty level. Soon we will all qualify and who will be left to pay for this?
humongus January 30, 2014 at 03:33 pm
Elena, guess what? You have your facts wrong. 2013 Federal Poverty Guidelines place the povertyRead More level for a family of four at $23,550. You do also realize that the majority of individuals and families on TANF, food stamps, Medicaid and Section 8 housing etc. are of the Caucasian persuasion. If ignorance is bliss, then you are living in Utopia sweetheart. Perhaps you should pull your head out of your... and stop listening to Faux News propaganda.
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.
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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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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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malcolm nichols January 18, 2014 at 07:50 am
Just another Obamanation. A disgusting president.
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).
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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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.