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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.
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Richard Taylor April 10, 2014 at 10:59 am
And my grandchild was recently well taken care of while hospitalized in the Oakland pediatricRead More center. We was even transported free of charge by ambulance to the Oakland facility after the staff at the Hayward hospital thought he would have more appropriate care at the specialized intensive care pediatric hospital ward in Oakland. Yeah you nailed it, I am dumb and have no idea want I am commenting about. Have you had a child in the Kaiser system recently to see how it worked. Like I said I have seen it and was very pleased with the care given as were his parents. By the way, I just love your insults and how they show me who you are. I guess throwing out insults helps make your point stronger in your mind. It seems to be the way many on the left operate these days. To bad.
Ken Briggs April 10, 2014 at 11:24 am
So why do I got go to Oakland for when the hospital in San Leandro , can or could do the same thing.Read More not everyone has wheels to run all over from one hospital to the other .
Richard Taylor April 10, 2014 at 12:09 pm
San Leandro will have a pediatric clinic. If it is more serious and the child needs to beRead More hospitalized then the child will be referred on to Oakland to the improved specialized pediatric hospital ward. Sounds fine to me. 15 minutes from Hayward to Oakland, let alone from San Leandro to Oakland, is not what I consider running all over. If you are not a Kaiser member your choice will be very limited if Hayward's St Rose Hospital closes which it currently appears will be.happening. That will leave hospitals in Oakland and Fremont with Castro Valley in between as your only opinions. Anyway, I don't see much point in continuing this discussion. If you don't like Kaiser, there may be other opinions that may be more pleasing for you. Have a pleasant rest of the day.
Cindy Colindres March 26, 2014 at 10:30 am
uh, in a word: YEAH! I love TJ MAXX and never can get enough! Excellent prices and some very goodRead More quality stuff, too! Just announced this on my FB! I have blocked off Sunday May 4th. I will not have anything come between me and TJ Maxx that day! Release the hounds of shopping!
Robin March 26, 2014 at 02:30 pm
Is this in the same shopping center as Ross?
Ken Martin March 28, 2014 at 07:23 am
YES! It's in Castro Village.
Following months of "Fight for $15" protests calling on higher wages for fast-food workers, some California McDonald's employees have joined in six lawsuits filed in three states.
Giorgio C. March 15, 2014 at 06:21 pm
I think some of my homeowner comment is motivated by the mixed messages society is sending out. ForRead More example, everyone is against unions these days. Everyone is against employees having any kind of tenure or job stability. But then our government tries to give us incentives to own a home. Everyone needs to own a home! Well, if no one wants workers to have job stability/protection, then it seems pretty dumb to buy a home. We now need to be nomadic, ready to pick up and move any time and all the time. That's what todays society wants. Somehow, this ties in with the McDonalds issue. I don't deserve breaks for buying a home if we can't afford to help those who need it the most. Home buying was a choice. Government should stay out of it altogether. They have made a mess of things. There would be plenty of jobs in the rental business, too. Somehow, home buying has turned into a another form of welfare with the tax credits, prop 13, etc.
Stewart Gooderman March 15, 2014 at 10:59 pm
To Mr Giorgio C: Government hasn't made a mess of things. *We* did to ourselves by not doing ourRead More homework and electing representatives who have misrepresented themselves and who have been bought out by money interests. It's much harder to get at the truth today because channels of information have been hijacked by these money interests who control the content you hear and see. People mistakenly think that our airways can be trusted. That is no longer the case. One now has to use unorthodox means to get at the truth. Now, the idea behind home ownership comes from the idea that you need two basic things in life: food and shelter. True home ownership guarantees the latter. Renting never will. That's why the government gives this incentive. And I'll tell you what, I'll give up my home deduction when the government decides to tax all the off shore holdings of all individuals and all corporations.
Giorgio C. March 16, 2014 at 06:48 pm
Stewart, I will also hang onto my home deduction until these other wrongs you have cited have beenRead More corrected. First thing's first. Thanks for the reminder!
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timothy March 8, 2014 at 01:31 pm
Hope you are right Chacha
Phil Simmons 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.
Phil Simmons 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.
Ken Kirby March 6, 2014 at 09:37 am
Global warming = climate change = weather - nothing new here. You can get all the guac you want atRead More El Torito's in San Leandro. There is also a huge avocado tree on the property of Manor Baptist Church in San Leandro on Lewelling Blvd. Come for Sunday worship at 11 AM - pick avocados afterward:).
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David Bushong January 24, 2014 at 06:41 pm
The suggestion of "CllssEltn&T" looks like a perfect example of how to poorly choose aRead More password. https://xkcd.com/936/ explains why. Here's the method I use: http://world.std.com/~reinhold/diceware.html
Brash Brazen February 3, 2014 at 05:47 pm
Tim is a turd !
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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.
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DianeKH January 26, 2014 at 06:25 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 02:02 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 05:58 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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malcolm nichols January 18, 2014 at 04:50 am
Just another Obamanation. A disgusting president.
Stephen D. Clark January 18, 2014 at 08:03 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).
removeThisAccountPlease January 18, 2014 at 04:04 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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Giorgio C. January 20, 2014 at 10:04 am
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 10:54 am
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 12:31 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.