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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.
MFriedrich July 22, 2014 at 07:17 pm
What's interesting is that a higher minimum wage wouldn't probably not even be required if AmericansRead More would start living within their means and stop exaggerating the "full faith and credit of the US Federal Government" as an excuse to screw their grandchildren and run up magnificent debts that no one will ever repay. How in the world will the US ever pay back tens of trillions in debt? Seriously? Right now interest rates are at record lows. This is unsustainable. When rates rise, and they will rise, people will have far greater worries than "hey, what's the minimum wage?". We should not have government setting prices for anything (minimum wage is the price for basic, unskilled labor). We should have markets setting prices, including labor, food and services. This is where value comes from. When the government gets involved in markets, you can almost guarantee several things will happen like clockwork: higher prices that don't reflect value, gross mis-allocation of scare resources into riskier-than-normal endeavors in search of higher returns, inaccurate evaluations of risk, creative financing that's borderline fraud, lack of true price information (value) for consumers, unhealthy markets, gross malinvestment. Housing bubble, education bubble and now minimum wage. It keeps happening, and people wonder "OMG how did this come about". Yet we're only doing it to ourselves.
MFriedrich July 22, 2014 at 07:17 pm
What's interesting is that a higher minimum wage would probably not even be required if AmericansRead More would start living within their means and stop exaggerating the "full faith and credit of the US Federal Government" as an excuse to screw their grandchildren and run up magnificent debts that no one will ever repay. How in the world will the US ever pay back tens of trillions in debt? Seriously? Right now interest rates are at record lows. This is unsustainable. When rates rise, and they will rise, people will have far greater worries than "hey, what's the minimum wage?". We should not have government setting prices for anything (minimum wage is the price for basic, unskilled labor). We should have markets setting prices, including labor, food and services. This is where value comes from. When the government gets involved in markets, you can almost guarantee several things will happen like clockwork: higher prices that don't reflect value, gross mis-allocation of scare resources into riskier-than-normal endeavors in search of higher returns, inaccurate evaluations of risk, creative financing that's borderline fraud, lack of true price information (value) for consumers, unhealthy markets, gross malinvestment. Housing bubble, education bubble and now minimum wage. It keeps happening, and people wonder "OMG how did this come about". Yet we're only doing it to ourselves.
MFriedrich July 22, 2014 at 07:21 pm
What's interesting is that a higher minimum wage wouldn't probably not even be required if AmericansRead More would start living within their means and stop exaggerating the "full faith and credit of the US Federal Government" as an excuse to screw their grandchildren and run up magnificent debts that no one will ever repay. How in the world will the US ever pay back tens of trillions in debt? Seriously? Right now interest rates are at record lows. This is unsustainable. When rates rise, and they will rise, people will have far greater worries than "hey, what's the minimum wage?". We should not have government setting prices for anything (minimum wage is the price for basic, unskilled labor). We should have markets setting prices, including labor, food and services. This is where value comes from. When the government gets involved in markets, you can almost guarantee several things will happen like clockwork: higher prices that don't reflect value, gross malinvestment of scare resources into riskier-than-normal endeavors in search of higher returns, inaccurate evaluations of risk (overproduction, underproduction), creative financing that's borderline fraud, lack of true price information (value) for consumers, unhealthy markets. Housing bubble, education bubble and now minimum wage. It keeps happening, and then people wonder "OMG how did this come about" starting to point fingers. Yet we're only doing it to ourselves. Then you come to these threads and read comments from people who have the testicles to say "not my party!". That's horsecrap. If you think the Republicans OR Democrats understand the problem, or are even remotely motivated to solve it, then you are absolutely hopeless.
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 .
carole mason July 13, 2014 at 09:25 am
Ok you folks who continue to vote for these idiots here is a quote form the ca.gov website:Read More "California is a net importer of oil. It produces only about 37.2 percent of the petroleum it uses. In 2007, the state spent nearly $50 billion for gasoline and $9.7 billion for diesel. Petroleum-based fuels account for 96 percent of the state's transportation needs. The dependence on a single type of transportation makes Californians vulnerable to petroleum price spikes." so with all of your screaming about petroleum based fossil fuels and green house gasses the people you have elected for 30 years democrats, do nothing about it and the democrat majority in this state do not want to do anything about it. So you can kiss my " I vote for the other guy's" you know what.
Screenshot of Foster Farms website showing example of label on recalled products.
shelley July 7, 2014 at 08:17 am
At this point after so many recalls, bouts of e coli and Salmonella, who in their right mind wouldRead More risk eating processed animal carcasses?
MadMonkey July 9, 2014 at 10:38 am
Cook your food!! If you cook your chicken properly the risk is just about zero.
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.
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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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Jim Somers May 15, 2014 at 01:08 pm
Of course gas prices will fall. There is a clear pattern that has been witnessed for years. TheyRead More will jack up prices by 60 cents or so, for some pretext, then a few months later, lower them by 25 cents. After a suitable delay, maybe 8 or 9 months, they will raise prices again by 60 cents of so, for some other pretext, then lower them by 25 cents again. This is a "rinse-repeat" pattern that is as reliable and predictable at the tide tables.
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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.
S.Giraud April 19, 2014 at 06:00 pm
Well, it looks like that's going to change rather quickly now. Anyone seen the price per gallon thisRead More past week? Where is the outrage ? Oh yes, Obama's in the White House, not George Bush. You "progressives" are a bunch of hypocrites.
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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.
Sam Chetcuti April 13, 2014 at 08:43 pm
I guess all of those alternative energy sources are so much hooey. Also the claim that the US willRead More be energy sufficient in a few decades is beginning to look a little suspect.
MadMonkey March 28, 2014 at 01:01 pm
"PG&E officials said they believe criminal charges are not warranted and that employees didRead More not intentionally violate the pipeline safety law." It does not matter if you intensionally violated it or not. PG&E failed at doing their jobs, breaking the law in the process, and people lost their lives. Money does not matter, $500 million to the families... drop in the bucket to them. They say they used shareholder money, so next year they raise rates to recover from low shareholder earnings. We are the ones paying for this.
scout March 28, 2014 at 08:15 pm
omg, the arrogant hypocrisy of the feds.
scout March 28, 2014 at 08:15 pm
omg, the arrogant hypocrisy of the feds.
Sam Chetcuti March 30, 2014 at 08:12 pm
I can't relate this article to others I have been reading. The other articles I am talking about areRead More saying how the US is becoming less energy dependent on foreign oil. If that is the case and the US is extracting so much energy from it's own territory, why then the spike in gas prices?
Phil April 15, 2014 at 04:34 pm
Because you will continue to pay for it
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