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Ted Buchanan April 21, 2014 at 04:47 pm
Who has even heard of these stores? Didn't Aaron Bros.go under in 1987? Who wants to take the timeRead More to hack into these accounts? Dummies that shop there don't have any money! Low-brow and low income customers who bring in their 5 screaming kids ( 4 are obese!) And their parents let them terrorize the rest of the shoppers. Free babysitting while Mommy orders an extra large Slushee for Remo and his ADD. Why ? Parents weren't parented either. Or its considered cute as Jr. has his meltdown with sticky chocolate fingers ! Count me out...
yourusmcboyelvises April 21, 2014 at 09:20 pm
you elvisees need to grab a par and march on the lilly house and drag those obummers and smoldens toRead More the streetskies for some real justskies. before icks too lakes.
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)
mark April 18, 2014 at 05:23 am
When taxes are imposed on various industries then to stay in business the prices increase on theRead More consumer! Obamacare , gas taxes, payroll taxes, tolls, the proposed soda and candy tax , your tobacco tax is 75% of what the product really costs! Commercial Property tax increases! Do you people see what's going on here? This country is being destroyed by the Democrats! It is starting to resemble The a Soviet Union! We should change the name of this country to the USSA!
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.
novato 3per April 12, 2014 at 06:41 pm
Allright T "We all of us in the 99% have to work long and tiring hours to earn our moneyRead More without any % increase for good work" no cliche McDermott, boo hoo, you make no sense at all, arguing for flat wages at the same time whining about "no increase for good work" , which is it going to be? Merit driven or equal pay regardlesd of performance? Let us know when you figure it out.
T McDermott April 12, 2014 at 08:06 pm
You are a rude and privileged man. I worked for over 40 years and never once made the same amount ofRead More money doing the same job as men doing the same work and at the same time was as a matter of fact I watched those same men be promoted to jobs that I trained them to do . I had to 'Help' them do their jobs. I am not talking about flat wages I am talking about fair and equal wages. It goes to show that you see what your entrenched rhetoric parses language for. Not only did you miss the point you got up on your lopsided soap box and shouted the same words you have used twice in this conversation. I again am so sorry for your un-originality and inability to form language without slogans. Repetitive language is the sign of a lazy and fearful mind.
novato 3per April 12, 2014 at 09:15 pm
You don't know I'm a man, and I'm certainly not privileged. Nothing has ever been handed to me. IRead More suspect your income deficiency had more to do with that king size chip on your shoulder than anything else
M. Manzano April 12, 2014 at 06:35 am
I remember hearing all sorts of shrill complaints about gas prices from the average Democrat voterRead More from 2004-2006. Every one sounded off to blame Bush over it. Now that they've had their favorite in office for 6 years, not a peep. They still like the "O" stickers on the Prius though.
novato 3per April 12, 2014 at 09:48 am
Yep, just like they're quiet when its a democrat war as opposed to A republican war.
M. Manzano April 12, 2014 at 02:08 pm
Or when it comes to spending. Bush spent like a fiscal socialist. Obama is much worse. Still not aRead More peep.
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Citizen Too April 5, 2014 at 10:51 am
Bubba: Trophy Wives? Soccer Moms? What other kind of derogatory, misogynist names can you come upRead More with in one posting? And, both Scott and Bob lose any validity to their argument when they reply with name calling, and thus take away from the importance of having a valid discussion here. Too bad because it's an important topic to discuss.
Bob April 7, 2014 at 01:08 pm
Oh Scott, the bravery of being out of range is splendid, isn't it? You talk like such a tough guy onRead More your little computer. Care to enlighten me on how much property the Sierra Club owns? The Sierra Club is a conservationist organization to benefit the good of everyone. Your Religious Organizations is the most destructive and violent force since written history. You think ignorance is bliss? Only you can say for sure, pansy.
John Adlam April 8, 2014 at 07:15 am
Scott and Bob... thanks so much for the entertaining repartee. As an interested observer, however, IRead More must say that your prep school antics have provided some real insight as to why nothing ever gets done in Washington, for it is egotistical blokes like you who, in the process of trying to out-clever one another, burn time and credibility. Given your respective writing skills, we would all be better served if you applied your obvious intellect to more dignified exchange. Who knows? You might even stumble onto some common ground. In the meantime, thanks for for sharing.
Hopkin March 30, 2014 at 06:20 am
I think most of the Novato stations were at 4.03 or 4.05 last I noticed. Which means the Shell onRead More Nave Dr is probably at 4.65.
Jason Kahn March 29, 2014 at 10:01 am
Seems we already have enough law enforcement-
Deanna March 29, 2014 at 11:59 am
It looks like we'll be shopping elsewhere. Not because we don't support public services, but theRead More cost of housing takes up so much of our money, we can't afford an extra cent for anything.
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Elvis March 20, 2014 at 03:14 am
ok no illnesses reported. the beef has a USDA mark of inspection, and the beef is from a WHOLE YEARSRead More worth of processing. does anything sound weird to you? 8,700,000 lbs of beef that has probably already been consumed. why is it being recalled? the only way of identifying the beef is from the boxes it was shipped in from Rancho. Most of this meat has already been secondarily processed, repackaged, sent to distribution and then to stores and most of all already been eaten. let me ask you if you have any beef in your fridge from last year..... and if you did would you know it came from Rancho?
craig thomas March 9, 2014 at 04:09 pm
Marins lower since unemployed moved out of Marin, relocated seeking employment. So I suggest thoseRead More reporting these figures investigate why, how, when.
craig thomas March 9, 2014 at 04:10 pm
Too expensive to reside here in Marin unemployed!
Hopkin March 9, 2014 at 11:59 pm
Even so, a 4.2% jump to 4.7% is a 10% increase.
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Frank O'Shea March 9, 2014 at 05:18 pm
I miss Red Cart!
craig thomas March 11, 2014 at 06:33 am
Will food prices be lowered, will vegetables increase in quality now that Safeway is no longer inRead More charge? Whole foods, United Market present better quality with much lower prices then Safeway. Examples: Safeway $2.99 per pound for zucchini, quality poor Whole foods Organic Zucchini $1.29 per pound high quality
novato 3per March 11, 2014 at 08:24 am
Sure United and Whole paycheck have good quality, but the comparison is irrelevant as the merger isRead More with Lucky's , whom I've always found to be comparable to Safeway in produce.
Home Depot plans to hire 80,000 for its spring selling season. Patch file photo.
Reginald "Rex" Henderson February 13, 2014 at 12:51 pm
Thanks for the free advertising for Home Depot!
Rico February 13, 2014 at 06:09 pm
I guess Home Depot is to embarrassed to mention wages and benefits.
Sam February 6, 2014 at 05:13 am
Wow What a bunch of wacko posters who need a life . Have a neighbor read you the article ifRead More you can't read.
John Hess February 6, 2014 at 01:09 pm
Think of how many other stores carry cigs? Every gas station and supermarket will gladly help youRead More puff. CVS probably decided that the number of smokers was dropping too low to make carrying them profitable.
Allen February 6, 2014 at 06:29 pm
All, apolitically speaking, it is their choice to sell or not to sell and yours to shop or not toRead More shop.
DBS January 16, 2014 at 11:12 am
Not really. We are so used to eating such unhealthy foods, and as a result so many people areRead More extremely unhealthy. Both physically and mentally. The foods we eat affect our moods as much as our bodies. Once my eyes were opened to that fact and I stopped eating junk, I was amazed at how much better I felt! It's scary.
RJM January 16, 2014 at 11:45 am
I am not against a Dunkin Donuts at the Vintage Mall in Novato. Its coffee is good and the donutsRead More are delicious. I was a snob when I moved back east several years ago but I came to enjoy a coffee from Dunkin Donuts after living there for 10 years, however I am back to Peets since moving back here.
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Vincent January 30, 2014 at 04:48 am
T. Smith: Truthfully I didn't expect you to comment no less start an argument with me.
Vincent January 30, 2014 at 05:16 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 07:27 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.