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It could cost Americans 20 percent more to get their bacon fixes as a deadline virus sweeps through the nation's hog barns. (Patch file photo)
all-c-ing-eye April 18, 2014 at 03:14 pm
And all this time i thought it was Pork Barrel spending.
JBrad April 19, 2014 at 02:57 pm
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 11:16 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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stanley seigler January 29, 2014 at 10:43 am
RE: 'Don't ignore the health effects of a terrible job, and do what you can to move quickly to landRead More the great job you deserve. ...................................................................................... now you tell...just wondering: how many folks have the great job they deserve; what they would be doing if they didn't need the money and how many have a real choice.... ......................................................................................... @PATCH: any chance of formating 'comment section' to recognize parsgraphs?
stanley seigler February 2, 2014 at 01:07 pm
posted on mt p PATCH: William Ciocco January 30, 2014 at 07:33 AM ...It's been my experience thatRead More having a bad job that provides food and housing has been healthier than no job at all.
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Vincent January 30, 2014 at 07:48 am
T. Smith: Truthfully I didn't expect you to comment no less start an argument with me.
Vincent January 30, 2014 at 08:16 am
Francis Soyer: Point of information if you will. When one is going to install the new LED light bulbRead More which would be the preferred choice? The MiracleLED Un-Edison 60W Equivalent Frost or the Samsung A19 60-Watt Warm White. From the knowlege you demonstrated above I thought I would ask an expert.
Francis Soyer January 30, 2014 at 10:27 am
Vincent - Honestly I'm not too familiar with either product. Neither is an "industryRead More standard" name brand. Samsung is obviously know for their electronics, I don't know if they are actually manufacturing their LED's or using somebody else's, but Samsung generally has good products. MiracleLED, unknown??? However I did a quick search on both. Samsung: 10.8 watts, 810 lumens, 27,000k, 15,000 hrs, 130 degree beam angle. MiracleLED: 5 watts, 500 lumens, 27,000k, 30,000 hrs, they claim "360 degree lighting" but do not list an actual beam angle, but it would certainly be much greater then the 130 on the Samsung. I would look at application first. Can you see the bulb in the fixture you are putting it in? If so the Samsung's heat sink is very visible and if it were in a glass fixture that I could clearly see the bulb I wouldn't want to see the Samsung bulb, I would pick the MiracleLED even though just by first appearance the Samsung looks like it is made better. I think the only application I would use the Samsung would be in a can light as the light output is more directional especially if I needed more light as the Samsung puts out 60% more light. Both seem to be priced at about $16 each. The more recognized LED name brands are Cree & Nochia, also, GE, Phillips & Sylvania make them as well. I like the "Cree 60W equivalent soft white (2700K) A19 dimmable LED light bulb", sold at Home Depot & Lowes.
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Giorgio C. January 20, 2014 at 01:04 pm
Jamie, I completely support spending tax payer dollars on audits! It is a small price to pay toRead More ensure that the Americans are not getting robbed via acts of fraud. I work in government, at the state level. I personally know of fraudulent hiring practices that have occurred within our agency, including someone stacking the deck by having two family members of a job applicant seated on a job interview panel. That is blatant corruption. Thank God for "snitches"! Such corruption is even more likely where profit is involved, thus the reported misuse of H1b visas. Audits to prevent fraud and corruption are needed. Yes, they cost, but in the long run, it is money well spent.
Giorgio C. January 20, 2014 at 01:54 pm
How about not re-electing any more incumbents? Remember the D.R.I.P campaign? Don't ReelectRead More Incumbent Politicians.
Sun Tzu January 24, 2014 at 03:31 pm
Sorry folks but I just don't think it's fair to burden future generations with the debt ofRead More quantitative easing. I starting selling of quite a bit of my stocks for more tangible assets and most likely with sell of a fair amount more next week. I wish the best of luck to all of you.
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Stephen D. Clark January 18, 2014 at 11:03 am
Baloney. The "disgusting" president was the one who falsely alleged a threat to theRead More national security of the United States in order to dishonestly justify the Invasion of Iraq, which condemned 4,486 American armed forces members (http://icasualties.org/) to futile deaths and sparked a conflagration that has consumed the lives of what has been scientifically estimated as well over a million Iraqis (http://www.globalresearch.ca/new-analysis-confirms-1-million-iraq-casualties/7950).
Stephen D. Clark January 18, 2014 at 11:04 am
Baloney. The "disgusting" president was the one who falsely alleged a threat to theRead More national security of the United States in order to dishonestly justify the Invasion of Iraq, which condemned 4,486 American armed forces members (http://icasualties.org/) to futile deaths and sparked a conflagration that has consumed the lives of what has been scientifically estimated as well over a million Iraqis (http://www.globalresearch.ca/new-analysis-confirms-1-million-iraq-casualties/7950).
removeThisAccountPlease January 18, 2014 at 07:04 pm
don't expect employers to call you back. most managers are busy and they can forget things. callRead More them a few days after the interview. good news is their are jobs... if you want to work retail for 8 bucks/hour. who can live on that? hard to not take it personally. I applied for a driver at pizza hut... was turned down via email, no meeting, no interview... I have lots of work experience, no criminal record, no accidents or points... no drug issues... how can they turn me down based on a resume and email? my age I'm guessing.
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DianeKH January 26, 2014 at 09:25 pm
Someone mistakenly posted to the Buckhead Patch and now every time someone responds to someone elseRead More via their email, it goes here. Respond through the Royal Oak Patch website to get it back on track.
T as in Truth January 27, 2014 at 05:02 am
Stan - u should check your view settings. It seems like your comments contain a **** load ofRead More periods.
stanley seigler January 27, 2014 at 08:58 am
RE periods...PATCH could eliminate the periods if they would format the comment section to recognizeRead More paragraphs... ......................................................................................... apologies if periods annoy ...they are an attempt to recognizes paragraphs ......................................................................................... anyone, any suggestions? would '+++' be better??? ......................................................................................... BTW not sure if 'T' is 'bustin my whatever'...but i have no idea what view settings are or how to check them...
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Susan Peckham December 18, 2013 at 10:05 am
What has been shared is the absolute truth. We pay ALL our bills on a CC ......BUT, being aRead More bookkeeper & financial councelor, I also know many folks who are/have been in massive CC debt and will never climb out. It seems like many folks cannot handle the self discipline needed to manage their finances this way. Better safe than sorry. If you historically tend spend as fast as you make it and struggle with overspending, better stick with envelopess or cash. You bank statements are a good indicator. Are you often overdrawn? Do you have a savings plan? Are your bank balances in single digits? Be very careful with using CC, they must be paid off each month or they will own you. If you do get one , auto pay one bill each month and pay it off monthly. This will build your credit and reveal to yourself whether you can handle more down the road.
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stanley seigler December 17, 2013 at 09:49 pm
RE: How do you think an increased minimum wage would affect businesses in your town? Tell us in theRead More comments or in a blog post...++ an anecdote and common sense tends to confirm increased wages (minimum by law; union contract; fair minded employers; whatever) grow the economy..ie, put more money in the consumer's hands...thus enabling the purchasing of more goods...++thusthus driving/growing the economy...++ now the anecdote: a construction mgr paid his crew above union scale (which were very good anyway, above avg)...also his crew participated in profits...the overall profits and productivity far exceeded the non union shops which paid less than scale...
Joan Peters December 18, 2013 at 10:43 am
Every time the minimum wage is raised, the unemployment rate among those under 24 goes up. OnlyRead More 2.8% of the wage earning population is at minimum wage and 50% of that group is under 24 years old. Most of those are raised out of minimum wage in 3 months, once they've proven themselves. Raising the wage just makes it that much more difficult for young people with no experience and no skills get a job. If you are in your 30's (and legal) and still only making minimum wage you have REAL problems that gov't legislation can't fix.
stanley seigler December 18, 2013 at 05:57 pm
RE: 'Every time the minimum wage is raised, the unemployment rate among those under 24 goes up.Read More '...++ surprise us with a confirming ref/link...every time? how many is every? what was unemployment rate for under 24 pre/post any increase...just the facts, mam...please...++ BTW if min wage adjusted for inflation there have been NO increases...prove me wrong... RE: If you are in your 30's (and legal) and still only making minimum wage you have REAL problems...++ sound like another rushannbeck, unsubstantiated, opine...which it will remain unless ref/link provided...++ BTW there are few (if and) ref/links ever provided...wish GOPs would educate us with ref/links to their opines... FYI FACTs: 'In fact, in a survey of 40 leading economists through the Initiative on Global Markets, a diverse group including both prominent liberals and conservatives, only about a third agreed that raising the minimum wage would make it harder for low-skilled workers to find employment. Because only about one in 10 thought the costs of hiring probably would be bigger than the benefits of higher wages for low-skilled workers, even that number overstates how concerned these economists are about the potential negative effects of raising the minimum wage.' http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-04-05/opinions/38300337_1_minimum-wage-fair-labor-standards-act-workers RE: gov't legislation can't fix...++ but 'IT DO'...they did...they can...the bumble bee 'do fly'...social security, medicare, GI bill, interstate hi-ways, hoover damn, etc did fix...+++ gummint investment in infrastructure, education, healthcare has/does FIX...google, JP google!...the facts are available to all gawd's children...sad 'none so blind as those who will not see' (GOPs, eg) :) just kidding good people...
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