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A Reader July 7, 2014 at 08:44 am
You would be 100% certain to avoid eating poisoned chicken if you just stopped eating chicken!Read More These animals are abused every day of their pitiful lives whether they are cultivated for eggs or meat. When you eat factory farmed eggs and meat you make it possible for the torture to continue.
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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.
Gary Matalucci June 23, 2014 at 08:03 am
This is not the end of the world people; just drink as much coffee as you need for the whole year onRead More Monday and let it flow, let it flow, let it go.
Jackie June 23, 2014 at 07:14 pm
Just go to Peet's. Much better brew and service.
Tom Brody June 28, 2014 at 06:18 am
I am not really sympathetic towards price increases at Starbucks. The price increase has theRead More following advantage. People who have not been trained to distinguish between bad coffee (Starbucks), good coffee (McDonald's), and gourmet coffee (Peet's), will likely be compelled to migrate away from Starbucks and to consider other restaurants, including small entity (family-owned) coffee shops. As far as I am concerned, I only use Starbucks for business meetings, e.g., for interviewing clients. The Starbucks chain is a perfect place for off-site business meetings, and I will continue to go to Starbucks for this purpose (when I go to Starbucks, I always buy coffee, because it is like paying rent for the table, and after my meeting, I always pour my full cup of Starbucks coffee in the street). In contrast, when I am seeking coffee, I always go to Peet's (if one is nearby) or otherwise to McDonald's.
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Auntie JPEG June 16, 2014 at 10:43 pm
Plus, it is not so easy to get tuition money reimbursed very fast, according to this follow-upRead More article in the NYTimes: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/17/us/critics-point-to-drawbacks-in-starbucks-tuition-program.html?module=Search&mabReward=relbias%3Ar%2C%5B%22RI%3A5%22%2C%22RI%3A16%22%5D
Lisbeth Allen June 17, 2014 at 10:18 am
That is wonderful that they are offering this program.
Lt Bil Drat June 17, 2014 at 06:23 pm
This is Starsucks...there is an angle...I'll bet a Dunkin Donuts on it.
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Nadja Adolf May 30, 2014 at 04:22 pm
Urban homesteading is the way to go. Pick an area that is in transition, not all the way down, withRead More good, solid construction. Start by fixing the envelope of the house since protecting the internal structure is critical. Then upgrade the interior over time. The great thing about Newark is you can buy a house for less than that, and if you don' like the schools, you still have enough money after paying the mortgage to send them to the Lutheran School in Fremont, or Our Lady of Guadalupe. A lot of Newark kids go to one of the private high schools in Hayward, Fremont, and across the Bay. If you do some in-depth research, you can buy a large house on a big lot and pay private school tuition for a lot less than a small house on a tiny lot in Palo Alto or the Mission District in Fremont. We bought our 2 story, four bedroom house on a +7,000 square foot lot in 1998 for less than $280K. We realized there was a problem rental nearby; what we didn't realize was that at the time in Newark, if it wasn't a problem in the Lake, it wasn't considered a problem. In the early days, with the exception of Lt. Milner and the then leader of the street crimes team, the NPD didn't seem to be particularly interested in criminals found outside the Lake area. Talking to friends who were people who had also moved here from other towns, we found that the police attitude wasn't specific to us, they treated anyone who reported a crime as if they were the criminal. I pushed my husband to leave, but he had experience of Chicago, and wasn't concerned. Talking to old friends in academia, they agreed with him, and noted that a policy of being rude and intimidating had to be initiated or at least tolerated by the command structure, and that research had found that some departments attempted to discourage police calls in order to keep crime statistics artificially low as a response to pressure from governing officials. If the police won't help, there are other methods. We were able to learn the name of the landlord of the drug house. Using public records, we were able to obtain his address and telephone number. When problems occurred at three in the morning, we didn't disturb the police - we called him. This proved highly efficacious. He eventually quit inflicting garbage on the neighborhood and sold the property to a wonderful family. The thing to remember, is that slumlord properties often do not rent cheaply. The one on our street had a highly inflated rent and deposit - but no references or proof of employment were requested, and the landlord made no effort to ascertain how many people actually occupied the house. At one point the tenant of record was apparently renting out kitchen and bathroom privileges to numerous people who were living in vans and pickup canopies up and down the street. We were happy when NPD came out and had them move on; it was pretty gross coming across people using the parking strip trees as urinals. Later it was occupied by people who tossed their disposable diapers out in the front yard; fortunately they were sanitary an periodically let their dog out to eat the diapers. Sarcasm intended. You persevere. You attend open houses and chat up and encourage desirable people to settle in the area. Once one house is fixed up, people looking at the area can see the potential. Newark has certain attributes that are highly attractive to subgroups, including gardeners.
Nadja Adolf May 30, 2014 at 04:43 pm
Urban homesteading can reclaim a neighborhood. I wish the city would help. I tried for years to getRead More them to put in Seattle circles - but their idea of "traffic control" seems to be speed bumps and warrantless stop signs. I had friends in Seattle back in the 1980s who were involved in reclaiming the neighborhood they had renamed the "Swish Alps" due to the fact that they and other gays had moved in and urban homesteaded in the area. Seattle uses Seattle circles, maintained by local volunteers, in place of ugly speed bumps. Palo Alto and Mountain View use traffic islands, often landscaped and chicanes; Newark and Oakland use speed bumps. Fremont seems to use raised intersections rather than speed bumps in newer areas, such as the section by Pacific Commons. http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/trafficcircles.htm Seattle circles have been found to have another, unexpected iimpact - they reduce crime. Not only do they create visual friction discouraging to would be getaway drivers - but they make it appear to criminals that local government, as well as the inhabitants, actually care about the area. In other words, thieves assess the risk that witnesses will be willing to testify, and that police will actually respond, and decide to go somewhere else. Seattle circles have been very useful in urban homesteading. Urban homesteading is a much more effective, and less expensive, way of improving housing rather than subsidizing massive redevelopment. It also selects for residents who are likely to care about and remain in the area as their incomes increase. I'm still here despite all of the nonsensical actions and expenditures of our city government - but eventually the time comes when people leave. A short-sighted government, such as that in Newark, slates an area for redevelopment because of a "lack of turnover" in ownership and a resulting failure to increase property taxes. Unfortunately, the replacement population moving into the preferred stack and pack style housing can hardly wait to afford to leave and they certainly won't have any interest in maintaining the neighborhood or anything else. This is why many high-density developments become slums within 20 years of development.
Tom Brody June 29, 2014 at 07:23 am
This is about the statement, "The highest paid occupation in the Bay Area, according to theRead More labor department statistics, is the 671 psychiatrists who make an average of $111.41 per hour." This statement is FALSE AND INCORRECT. In the San Francisco Bay area, it is common for experienced attorneys to be paid $500.00 per hour. The hourly salary of $111.41 is peanuts, compared with many, many other positions in the San Francisco Bay area. I have seen positions, such as "project managers" to be paid $130.00 per hour for medium-term assignments lasting a few months. Please also note, that in the San Francisco Bay area, housing costs plus the associated property taxes are likely to consume every penny of income that otherwise would have gone into a retirement fund, or that otherwise would have been used to replace an ailing 20-year old clunker commuter automobile.
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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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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.
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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.
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Donna Vickroy March 9, 2014 at 12:27 pm
Edward - much the same as I thought. Nice they got it all figured out and nice that Safeway mustRead More live up to their advertisements, however - those who paid more for (less priced) groceries see nothing from the awards. Our reward, perhaps, can be that we now know, going forward, Safeway will be more cautious. In truth we need to watch out for ourselves. Pay attention when your groceries are being checked and if you see an error - point it out at the time.
audrey lubow March 9, 2014 at 10:28 pm
So glad that so many government agencies are getting reimbursed - SO what about the CONSUMER????Read More Oh, that's right we just make the complaints and let others know how our market is lying to us -- but what do we get -- nothing -- not even a working wi-fi in the store to print out of shopping lists. TYPICAL!!! The employees of the Safeway I go to are the best its the Companies attitude toward us - that's not right. (Dublin store on Tassahara)
audrey lubow March 9, 2014 at 10:30 pm
left out a comma, employees G8 - Chain's treatment of Consumer - -5.
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timothy March 8, 2014 at 01:31 pm
Hope you are right Chacha
Dwayne Hoover March 8, 2014 at 04:02 pm
ChaCha's got it right. Safeway was not bought by Albertsons. It was bought by Cerberus. They are aRead More capital management company. They buy stuff that needs to be restructured due to either bad business or changing economic models. "Super"markets are a dying breed. The mega stores like Costco and Sam's Club are beating them from the top. TJ's, Sprouts and dozens if not hundreds of neighborhood stores around the country are beating them from the other end. And the middle can't survive either because Walmart, Target, and other discounters are beating them in that space. Anyone that does not believe this needs to consider just one thing. Go to all of the other type stores, look at how busy they all are. Then realize that every dollar that goes to Costco, TJ's, Grocery Outlet, Walmart, etc is one more dollar that no longer goes to Safeway, Lucky, Albertsons, or the other "super"markets. The future will not look like the past. This buyout is just one of many that have already happened nationwide, such as Kroger buying Harris Teeter. This is step one in the downsizing and eventual elimination of the 1950's - 90's era "Super"market.
Dwayne Hoover March 8, 2014 at 04:09 pm
One other thing. If the City of Hercules continues to go along with the sale of its property toRead More Safeway/Albertsons/Cerberus and continues down the path of building a "super"market/parking lot/gas station type store it will be building obsolescence. It will be planning and developing a 20th century concept even though we are 14 years into the 21st century. The future will eventual show it to be the folly that it is.
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