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MFriedrich July 22, 2014 at 01:36 pm
Laying off employees has the affect of reducing operational costs and increasing business profits.Read More Businesses are ALWAYS considering methods to slash costs to maximize profits - whether you're making injectable toxins or cupcakes. Otherwise they would be called "charities". It's not nice, but anyone thinking business is "fun", "fulfilling" or "nice", needs to return to reality. Moves like this have nothing to do with morality and never did. It's a damn good thing that businesses adjust their structure because otherwise we'd have companies employing lots of people for the purpose of giving them gainful livelihood. Lastly, there's probably more to the story here than what we read. LF Patch latches on to the layoffs in the headline, but what if the hostile takeover company already has employees in the required roles and doesn't need any more to run the business optimally? What are they supposed to do? Employ and pay 2 persons when 1 will do just fine? This is an inefficient use of resources, and undermines the employee's opportunity to apply their talents to market demand. The only constant in life is change.
MFriedrich July 22, 2014 at 01:37 pm
Laying off employees has the affect of reducing operational costs and increasing business profits.Read More Businesses are ALWAYS considering methods to slash costs to maximize profits. Otherwise they would be called "charities". It's not nice, but anyone thinking business is "fun", "fulfilling" or "nice", needs to return to reality. Moves like this have nothing to do with morality and never did. It's a damn good thing that businesses adjust their structure because otherwise we'd have companies employing lots of people for the purpose of giving them gainful livelihood. Lastly, there's probably more to the story here than what we read. LF Patch latches on to the layoffs in the headline, but what if the hostile takeover company already has employees in the required roles and doesn't need any more to run the business optimally? What are they supposed to do? Employ and pay 2 persons when 1 will do just fine? This is an inefficient use of resources, and undermines the employee's opportunity to apply their talents to market demand. The only constant in life is change.
MFriedrich July 22, 2014 at 01:38 pm
Laying off employees has the affect of reducing operational costs and increasing business profits.Read More Businesses are ALWAYS considering methods to slash costs to maximize profits. Otherwise they would be called "charities". It's not nice, but anyone thinking business is "fun", "fulfilling" or "nice", needs to return to reality. Moves like this have nothing to do with morality and never did. It's a damn good thing that businesses adjust their structure because otherwise we'd have companies employing lots of people for the purpose of giving them gainful livelihood. Lastly, there's probably more to the story here than what we read. LF Patch latches on to the layoffs in the headline, but what if the hostile takeover company already has employees in the required roles and doesn't need any more to run the business optimally? What are they supposed to do? Employ and pay 2 persons when 1 will do just fine? This is an inefficient use of resources, and undermines the employee's opportunity to apply their talents to market demand. The only constant in life is change. The fact that the layoffs are happening in CA is important, but how many times do we learn about jobs that are preserved in CA at the expense of jobs in other states? Answer: Never.
Dawn Hill July 22, 2014 at 09:15 am
Wouldn't if be helpful if they told us during a realistic time frame instead of a week or more afterRead More the fruit has likely been eaten or is no long edible! uugh
Ashley Chelonis July 22, 2014 at 09:50 am
I bought fruit- specifically nectarines- from Trader Joes in Thousand Oaks during that time and wasRead More not ill.
Regan Taylor July 22, 2014 at 08:01 pm
I'm with you Dawn....who holds on to peaches and plums that long? They'd be pulpy mush by then.
Latinos are less optimistic about the economy than other groups. Patch file photo.
Fortified- I am Buzzlightyear >>>>>>>> July 22, 2014 at 10:49 pm
LA RAZA "The race" _____________________________________________________ "TheRead More country's largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization" LA RAZA: _____________________________________________________ "one of the most anti-American groups in the country, which has permeated U.S. campuses since the 1960s, and continues its push to carve a racist nation out of the American West." They stated the goal of "Reconquista" on the website until it was broadcast on radio, and people started noticing, to which they immediately changed the website and denied it. _____________________________________________________ http://michellemalkin.com/2007/04/19/reconquista-school-sues-radio-host/ ______________________________________________________ http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/printgroupProfile.asp?grpid=153 _____________________________________________________ http://humanevents.com/2006/04/07/emexclusive-emthe-truth-about-la-raza/ ______________________________________________________ http://michellemalkin.com/2008/07/09/15-things-you-should-know-about-the-race/
James Cobar July 22, 2014 at 11:40 pm
But why do we need three America's, one White,one Black and now one Latino? Is racism driving thisRead More divide? Is there truth to " united we stand and divided we fall"? And why are our schools more segregated, albeit social segregated, that is, we are more segregated than before Brown v. The Board outlawing forced segregation! Do Whites really believe that because people of color are demanding equality that this means the downfall of White supremacy? And is our neoconservative era really about the supremacy of an us against them? But how can conservative America hold on to their supremacy without a high jobless rate when a low jobless rate makes us liberal since we are an innately liberal people but become conservative when under hard times?
James Cobar July 22, 2014 at 11:50 pm
Further, why have conservatives killed compassion in America? Is it because compassion acknowledgesRead More the plight of the less fortunate and this compassion is necessary if we are to fight against an America of privilege ? Are Liberals really the evil ones?
California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris. Patch file photo.
Steve M July 16, 2014 at 01:35 pm
Since they can afford the fine, money gave them the 'right to be wrong'. They should be sued to theRead More ground to make an example of them for this fraudulent behavior. Ask some fat cat on wall street and he'll say; "it ain't gonna happen, you want the government to have all the wealth?" Mmmm?.....I didn't think so.
don mckinney July 19, 2014 at 08:09 pm
they need to be voted off the island , the four biggest banks pled guilty to illegally foreclosingRead More on thousands of people , paid a 2 plus billion dollar fine s each and pled guilty for money laundering for the mexican drug cartels and paid 2plus billion dollar fines each during the bailout and received 757 billion dollars bailout that has put them 120 percent more wealthy now than before the monetary crisis of the bush/iraq and cheny/afghanastan , shock and awe killing fest that killed 4500 of our children with misplaced war glorification and the military industrial machine, a real president eisenhower , and kennedy warned us about . These foreign banks own and run our country with military and police as their enforcers ,without them the corruption could be ended .meaning state militias and community police that care . if it smells like a duck and quacks like a duck , etc . NO ONE WENT TO JAIL , ASK A MILITARY PERSON WHY HE WORKS FOR GLOBAL BANKERS ? IT is to get off moms couch and earn a living as a mercenary to support baby mama , and the global bankers , and be a hero in the process .SOCIALISM FEELS FUN TO THEM.They continually pat themselves on the back . GOVERNMENT PAY AND WAR GLORIFICATION .WHEN WILL THE CHAIN OF ABUSE BE BROKEN? NEVER IN AMERICA FOR SURE NEVER IN BANNING ,OR BEAUMONT .WHOS SHOPPING NOW? please answer these questions without the usual sound bites from fox nonnews or your drill seargant .smart answers plz
don mckinney July 19, 2014 at 08:16 pm
kamala harris is the bengazie liar . would you kill foreigners on her good word .military peopleRead More hate democrats but will do their killing for the money .I have trouble with that logic .explain this and leave the easter bunny and tooth fairy out of your explanation please . I am asking for discussing the big picture here since no american journalist dares bring up the elephant in the room . namely , why accept such losers for leaders .ask the enforcers .
John Wayne. Patch archive.
Barbara Tahir July 14, 2014 at 09:31 am
What about all the things named for Duke Ellington, including a deli in New York and DC? What aboutRead More Duke Mayo? Should William, Duke of Cambridge give up his title? They are nuts. This man was not a hero - he was an actor. In the first flush of madness, after his death, Orange County named an airport after him - that should be enough.
Speedie B July 14, 2014 at 10:50 am
I'm siding with Duke University on this one. The last two generations don't even know who JohnRead More Wayne is let alone his nickname.
all-c-ing-eye July 14, 2014 at 01:39 pm
Anyone wanting to use the name "David DUKE"? in the 1960s there was a cigarette brandRead More called "The Duke of Durham" [half of it was filter]. Or the term "Put up your Dukes" [as to fight]. Lets not forget Duke & Duke enterprises? [movie, trading places]? Brooklyn Dodger fans, remember the Duke of Flatbush? [Duke Snider] My point that i hope to make is, that common words or slang used in everyday life in America should not have any restrictions on use or ownership. I think i will go to the patent office this week and register the "N" word, wouldnt that be something.
Screenshot of Foster Farms website showing example of label on recalled products.
Adrienne Radovich Backer July 8, 2014 at 12:51 pm
July 8th Good afternoon penny my name is Adrienne first off I want to thank you for letting me andRead More other people know about this chicken it's very important to know about this .is there anyway you can leave this up for a few days the reason I'm asking I've got a very close and dear friend who lives in Beverly Hills I called her this morning and told her about this but just very bravely and I told her I would call her this evening or tomorrow sometime regarding this matter and again thank you very much and you have a beautiful day
Penny Arévalo July 8, 2014 at 01:20 pm
Hi Adrienne, Patch posts don't disappear (although they cycle through the front page). The link willRead More always get you back here. And I did post this same story at the Beverly Hills Patch. :-)
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Stan Jacobs July 2, 2014 at 11:20 am
Appraisers were expected to conduct themselves as professionals, had the responsibility andRead More liability of learned professionals but were treated as blue-collar workers.
Albertsons. Patch file photo.
Brainwashed_In_Church June 25, 2014 at 06:51 am
I wonder if the penalities will come from the executives' bonuses and not from consumers in the formRead More of elevated prices.
Stan Jacobs June 25, 2014 at 07:29 am
The usual bureaucratic shake-down! What is the consumer getting out of this? Not a penny!
Whole Foods Santa Monica. Patch file photos.
friend2K9z June 25, 2014 at 09:25 am
So who gets the $800,000.00? And Matt, you are wise. They have a few things that I can't findRead More anywhere else, and that is all I buy there. I saw a container of fruit chunks for $9.99 and a jar of tahini sauce for 16.99., a bottle of beer for $16.99. What!!??
Sylvia Lazo June 25, 2014 at 02:12 pm
New Leaf.........my choice over WF or any where else...
Captain Liberty June 26, 2014 at 08:23 am
My reason for avoiding Whole Foods it that the guy who runs the company is a right wing a**hole andRead More not afraid to make that public. Shocking, right? Play to the left and work for the right. I avoid financially supporting those who would do damage to the country.
A defibrillator. Patch file photo.
Mary June 25, 2014 at 01:31 pm
A retail store should not have to be an emergency room, and you can't really expect clerks who areRead More paid the minimum wage to be CPR experts.
Ken Briggs June 25, 2014 at 04:28 pm
Mary you are right, after all a lot of ifs in this , and what if something went wrong ? you came toRead More store to shop not to do what ? sorry but you can not sue for being ill at the store .
Eileen G. June 26, 2014 at 08:33 am
@Jennifer - I understand exactly what they do. My husband has one implanted in his chest. IF forRead More some reason lets say it was to go off in a store, someone thought he was having a heart attack used one of the store provided AED's and killed him because the one implanted in his chest already did that and knocked him on his ass. That person using and following instructions on how to use the device does not know he already has something. I'd be suing... they should have just called 911. Because a Paramedic would know what an implanted defibrillator/pacemaker looks like.
Credit: Starbucks.
MFriedrich June 18, 2014 at 03:40 pm
One thing's for sure, Starbucks' timing on this is awful. Everybody knows that higher educationRead More pricing is at unsustainable bubble levels. Let this idea detonate in your brains for a second: Business Admin college grads are now leaving campus with $80-$100K+ in student loan debt and up to $10K in credit card debt. Unsustainable. If I were a H.S. grad right now (2014) I would instead teach myself programming, data analysis and project management skills and then operate as a consultant. Secondly, if you're a male in the US, do not get married. The costs and risks of doing so (no fault divorce, child custody, alimony, wealth destruction, etc.) completely outweigh any stated or implied benefits, unless you are incredibly ridiculously lucky. most of us are not. You're way better off just going to work at Starbucks.
fact checker June 18, 2014 at 08:41 pm
M...I disagree. For the very reasons you mention the timing couldn't be better. I believe theirRead More offer is based on employees who first complete 2 years at a community college. They selected ASU after researching to find out that their online degrees are highly regarded. Not everyone can teach themselves without online support in the fields you mentioned. Good for Starbucks. They also offer ownership and health benefits to even their part time employees. A great business model.
The Beast ! June 19, 2014 at 10:14 am
ASU already has 72,000 students. Not sure what type of quality education comes from a student bodyRead More that big or a strickly an online degree
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Poot Smelly June 14, 2014 at 02:27 pm
Why doesn't The State of California lower the loan limit interest control to $100.? Companies likeRead More Pay Day Loan, London Coin and the Car Title Loan rip off desperate people in need of cash for food or their rent payments! Scumbag Loan Sharks ripping off the desperate people in dire straights! Yes, we have poor people in California trying to pay their own way and asking for no hand outs!
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Eric Bergstrom June 4, 2014 at 07:12 am
Now there is some hard hitting news. I hear they are also planning on ripping out all of the vinylRead More upholstery in favor of leather and the laminate flooring is being swapped for real wood. Thank you Patch for delivering news that really has an impact on my life.
Carl Gennaro June 4, 2014 at 07:28 am
Serious? it will take to 2016? shouldn't the old food be bad before then? Good thing I never eatRead More here.
concerned parent June 4, 2014 at 08:02 am
This made news in the LA Times, ABC News, and other major news outlets. Whether you care about it orRead More not, this is news that matters to a lot of people. Your vendetta against Patch looks awfully silly, Eric Bergstrom.
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John May 29, 2014 at 10:01 pm
We do have a very disciplined and tuned worker and they are the returning vets. You see WalmartRead More posting on how they are hiring vets which is better then nothing, but those types of jobs pay nothing and most Walmart employees are on some type of public assistance. When my dad returned home from the war his job was waiting for him and a female occupied his job. She could not wait to go home and get out of the factory. My dad worked there for 35 years and got a real pension not a crappy 401k. We need massive government infusion in the instructure of our country with new roads, water lines etc. Private industry cannot do that. This will also create millions of good paying jobs and the government will collect massive amounts of taxes off the paychecks of a stronger middle class. That is why we see a shrinking middle class because these type of good paying manufacturing jobs have vanished and how many lawyers do we really need. Also remember that weather plays a major role in manufacturing and we do have the best weather in the world. It will be really great getting aerospace back!
Charles Murray May 30, 2014 at 06:43 am
.......And I just heard on KTLA News this morning (Fri), that the CA Senate is sending up more billsRead More (in effect to run businesses ou) ; one with an increase in the minimum wage from the current $8.xx to $13/hr by 2017, and to impose three paid sick days for all workers, sick or not (in other words as they put it; an extra hour's pay for every thirty hours worked). If I were a small, medium, or large business CEO, I'd take that as a nail in my coffin, if I were considering staying (or launching new) in CA! Charles M.
Stan Jacobs May 31, 2014 at 07:51 pm
Their greatest opponents will be the "avoid carbon footprints at any cost" manics and theRead More labor unions.
Recalled hummus and dips. Photo courtesy the FDA.
The Beast ! May 23, 2014 at 10:36 am
I eat this all the time........
The Hunter May 24, 2014 at 11:20 am
The symptoms of Listeria monocytogenes include nausea, diarrhea, headache, stiff neck, confusion,Read More loss of balance, convulsions and the telling of wild, untrue stories. Better get checked out.
San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. Photo courtesy of SONGS.
Gus Gunderson May 28, 2014 at 07:45 am
Ipmcji, since when is God not a religion? And who are you to determine what my religion is what IRead More believe, and who or if God is my religion or not ?
Sierra Salin May 29, 2014 at 11:50 am
All of us, with our loose screws, half baked beliefs and certainties, are crazy. Our knees jerk upRead More and the guns come out, as we defend it all in our ignorant righteousness. god, allah, wakan tanka, yahweh, etc, etc, etc, and whatever one cares to call the ultimate unknowable mystery. Get over it, whatever one says, and however one says it, we are always going to piss off, or piss on, someone else, and of all the religions. We fail constantly, and how rarely do we sincerely ask forgiveness? How few of us actually follow ( but we sure profess and pontificate) what the founders which are so revered, actually said (and meant) or how they lived. So, go ahead and have your fights and your god sanctified wars, and rip the planet to shreds in righteous glory, which is nothing but stupid ego and power lust in any religion, and any side. pull the logs out of our own eyes, and god, jesus, allah, etc, please, save us all from misunderstanding, ignorance, and bullshit. How few religious professing folks of ANY faith practice, what was taught.... LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR....... We all fail here folks, including me. All in all, I am ashamed to be an American, and proud of it. We are a consuming horde of ignorance, apathy, and professing, while we continue endless wars, profiteering, and the reduction of the commons of Nature and all life to landfills and lifeless rubble. But hey, we have our cars to spew around in, and out televisions to occupy the time, and amazon to buy more lifeless junk, to our door. The Boook of Nature IS the book folks. Look around at the air, water and soil, and then go back to fighting and consuming.....? Good grief, we are all loons.
imcjl July 12, 2014 at 07:45 am
Sierra, or is that "Angry, party of one?" So why do stay here, you seem wildlyRead More unhappy...
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Desert Rat May 24, 2014 at 05:24 pm
Man, I'm stuffed on a couple of Canadian bacon McGriddles. Maybe tomorrow I'll try on of theirRead More salads. Or maybe not....
AlwaysPO'd May 25, 2014 at 10:27 am
Capitalism will dictate if Happy survives, not the liberal agenda.
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Disneyland. Patch file photo.
tony May 20, 2014 at 03:46 pm
As for being unemployed and being a single father of 9 kids, the dream of going to Disneyland forRead More a day is far out of reach. Unless, some kind person out there is willing to donate, my poor children will never have a chance to experience the Happiest Place on Earth.
MFriedrich May 21, 2014 at 01:28 pm
LOL, check this graph out. You cannot convince me that, were he alive today, Mr. Walt DisneyRead More wouldn't be doing a series of cartwheels in his office. http://philiplelyveld.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/disney-ticket-022714.png
Wolfman May 22, 2014 at 08:22 am
Walt is rolling over in his grave.
Photo Credit: Seph Lawless (www.facebook.com/sephlawless)
desertpatriot May 31, 2014 at 04:25 am
@ken and denny: you two are delusional. muslims are the true terrorists of the world today. if we doRead More not keep them in check they will continue to kill the infidels (non-believers) and spread their hate-filled cult beliefs
ChrisG May 31, 2014 at 05:55 am
@ken, I was in agreement until your rant on racism and terrorism. Please come back to reality. TheRead More vast majority of terrorist acts are caused by Muslim fundamentalists. It is not racists to assert that. Also, calling Rumsfeld a terrorist destroys your credibility. Now we know you're nothing but a partisan and that diminishes the weight of your comment by at least 40%.
Phillip Evans June 2, 2014 at 02:41 pm
Who can afford it? Taxes and fees and fees and taxes. Compulsory insurance. Price of gas. MoneyRead More devaluation. QE Infinitiy.
Photo for illustrative purposes only. Patch file photo.
MFriedrich April 30, 2014 at 09:35 am
It's entirely possible that Boomers genuinely cares about the safety of its patrons, includingRead More Muslim and Sikhs, based on rather horrific evidence: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/gokart-hijab-tragedy-woman-was-the-best-20100409-rwsg.html "But what was meant to be a fun holiday turned to tragedy when her hijab became entangled with the go-kart she was driving at Port Stephens Go-Karts yesterday afternoon. She died in John Hunter Hospital after suffering severe neck and throat injuries. Her aunt, who asked not to be named, said: "You can't describe Mariam. She was the best."
Rick April 30, 2014 at 12:54 pm
Here's an idea Don't go to Boomers if you can't abide by the safety rules. When things go wrong,Read More these idiots know how to sue. So businesses are screwed either way. They sue you for discrimination or they sue you when they act like idiots and have an accident. Try that in India or Pakistan.
Amused May 1, 2014 at 08:37 am
"But we've reached a point where they're not proceeding in good faith to find an accommodationRead More that would work for everybody." "Good faith", if that doesn't say it all.
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Smokey Bear April 30, 2014 at 12:37 pm
Yeah, if they don't like that we have rules then they can just go back to where their from!
Lana M May 1, 2014 at 04:07 pm
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local/orange_county&id=9521600
Eric Fisher May 4, 2014 at 01:51 pm
Every time this comes up I say the same thing: Look up a woman named Isadora Duncan and the way thatRead More she died. This is a solid safety issue. Nothing else.
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Scott Peterson April 21, 2014 at 09:34 pm
Security is a deterrent not a preventative measure. There is no way to be secure from everyRead More possibility because it is impossible to even conceive of every possibility. Instead we try to secure against the threats we know of through experience and those we may anticipate through inference extrapolated from those experiences. The businesses are naturally and rightly profit driven and things that do not directly and or immediately hurt the bottom line do not get priority funding. Thieves too are profit driven though they are less regulated than business and in general face more personal risk than businesses typically do toward realizing their bottom line. Due to the actually few distinctions between the thief and business the thief must be the more resourceful of the two and thus more innovative. Security is always going to be a reactionary means of preventing theft. The proactive means to prevent theft are to accept there is no absolute security and otherwise either too expensive, too harsh, too time consuming or some combination of those. Considering how long humanity seems to have dealt with the issue, one might think we would have tried all of the available variables and figured it out sometime during the last 5000 years through trial and error. Oh wait, we have. Communities where the moral code is instilled in population from cradle to grave coupled with punishment for infractions justly employed have almost zero crime and it costs them almost zero dollars. Face it folks, we're all hippy freaks living in/on a commune we call Earth. Continually spending good money over top of bad as our orthodox approach has required over the centuries has only produced more crime and or prisons. This implies more crime is the goal if you THINK.
Scott Peterson April 21, 2014 at 09:41 pm
Security is a deterrent not a preventative measure. There is no way to be secure from everyRead More possibility because it is impossible to even conceive of every possibility. Instead we try to secure against the threats we know of through experience and those we may anticipate through inference extrapolated from those experiences. The businesses are naturally and rightly profit driven and things that do not directly and or immediately hurt the bottom line do not get priority funding. Thieves too are profit driven though they are less regulated than business and in general face more personal risk than businesses typically do toward realizing their bottom line. Due to the actual few distinctions between the thief and business the thief must be the more resourceful of the two and thus more innovative. Security is always going to be a reactionary means of preventing theft. The proactive means to prevent theft are to accept there is no absolute security and otherwise either too expensive, too harsh, too time consuming or some combination of those. Considering how long humanity seems to have dealt with the issue, one might think we would have tried all of the available variables and figured it out sometime during the last 5000 years through trial and error. Oh wait, we have. Communities where the moral code is instilled in population from cradle to grave coupled with punishment for infractions justly employed have almost zero crime and it costs them almost zero dollars. Face it folks, we're all hippy freaks living in/on a commune we call Earth. Continually spending good money over top of bad as our orthodox approach has required over the centuries has only produced more crime and or prisons. This implies more crime is the goal if you THINK.
Scott Peterson April 21, 2014 at 09:44 pm
Security is a deterrent not a preventative measure. There is no way to be secure from everyRead More possibility because it is impossible to even conceive of every possibility. Instead we try to secure against the threats we know of through experience and those we may anticipate through inference extrapolated from those experiences. The businesses are naturally and rightly profit driven and things that do not directly and or immediately hurt the bottom line do not get priority funding. Thieves too are profit driven though they are less regulated than business and in general face more personal risk than businesses typically do toward realizing their bottom line. Due to the actual few distinctions between the thief and business the thief must be the more resourceful of the two and thus more innovative. Security is always going to be a reactionary means of preventing theft. The proactive means to prevent theft are to accept there is no absolute security and otherwise either too expensive, too harsh, too time consuming or some combination of those. Considering how long humanity seems to have dealt with the issue, one might think we would have tried all of the available variables and figured it out sometime during the last 5000 years through trial and error. Oh wait, we have. Communities where the moral code is instilled in the population from cradle to grave coupled with punishment, justly applied, for infractions have almost zero crime and it costs them almost zero dollars. Face it folks, we're all hippy freaks living in/on a commune we call Earth. Continually spending good money over top of bad as our orthodox approach has required over the centuries has only produced more crime and or prisons. This implies more crime/prisons is the goal if you THINK.
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 12:14 pm
And all this time i thought it was Pork Barrel spending.
JBrad April 19, 2014 at 11:57 am
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 08:16 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.
Allan April 16, 2014 at 06:14 am
Let's see now. LA City starts new trash program which will kill some small business and certainlyRead More result in layoffs. Now SCE going to be laying off 900 plus. Now looking too good there, SoCal.
OldTimer April 16, 2014 at 08:34 am
Well, this is what they call 'progress', folks. Think about it. Not long ago they installed theRead More 'smart meters', right? Well, with 'smart meters' you don't need meter readers, do you? So this has nothing at all to do with democrats or republicans. Let's stop going there. It's about cutting costs with technology. Remember when garbage trucks were 2 man units? I do. Those were back the days when the men manually hoisted the cans and dumped the garbage in the trucks. Well, now the trashing dumping is automated and only a driver is needed. Sorry, folks. That's called 'progress', like it or not. Those layed off garbage men and meter readers need to reinvent themselves and find other work in another industry. But let's not make this political. That's so absurd.
Wolfman April 18, 2014 at 05:29 pm
IRS Forced Obama Care is illegal and unconstitutional and Edison also wants to get out of the healthRead More care benefit business for their employees and force them into Obama Care or just get rid of the them.
Toyota Tacoma. Credit: CarsDirect.com
Homer April 9, 2014 at 03:16 pm
Of course they did; especially after the judgement against the company for the accelerator switches.
Brainwashed_In_Church April 10, 2014 at 09:22 am
When the heck is an all new Tacoma going to come out? It's been the same truck since 2005 or so.
A cockroach infestation shut down the Surfin' Cowboy in Capo Beach last month. Patch file photo.
jim capistrano April 3, 2014 at 02:30 pm
I've also eaten there post-Coconuts...but to allow it to re-open in 1 day after a cockroachRead More infestation is foolhardy. Would you eat in your own kitchen if you found even one cockroach? The Health Department sounds anything but.
College Planner April 5, 2014 at 02:30 pm
I love the OG burger too...
jim capistrano April 7, 2014 at 10:35 am
...with or without insects? This also brings up the subject of the OC Health departmentRead More ratings...Los Angeles County has large signs that read "A", "B" or a big fat "C" rating....OC has tiny little signs that all look the same. Who's protecting who or what?...
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