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Don April 20, 2014 at 08:09 am
For all the years I've had debit cards, never used them. If you're somewhere where credit cards, aRead More check or cash in your pocket can't be used, you shouldn't be there. Besides, most of you forget about all those last minute withdrawals and Irresponsibility takes over, yet you're still surprised- "what happened my bank account?"- the drunken stupor in the bar, or knee jerk "i gotta have it". Most can't afford those approaches, and the service fees know that
cookiepro2 April 20, 2014 at 11:17 am
I don't like debit cards either, it is a direct line to one's bank account. What I didn't like wasRead More my bank replacing my ATM card with a dual usage ATM/debit card without asking me...I made them cancel it and give me an ATM functionality card only. Some people don't have credit line established yet (like my college student son) and have no choice but to use a debit card instead of credit card. I take precautions and have it assigned to an isolated checking account, and urge son to monitor it closely (set up email alerts), good training for future financial independence.
Melissa Pinto April 20, 2014 at 06:46 pm
I never use my debit card I'm any store . Cash majority of the time and credit cards and I disagreeRead More no nobody deserves this to happen to them.
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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D. Mom April 15, 2014 at 07:08 am
This is my favorite store! Hate to see it go. What store offers the same type of merchandise forRead More the same price?
Jasmine Tokuda April 15, 2014 at 12:32 pm
I really like the quality and cut of their clothes...It's amazing that Kohls can sell absolute junkRead More and be growing, and a company committed to quality can't compete....Wake up people don't you think you deserve good quality clothes?...Quit shopping for a race to the bottom based on price...price and value are not the same thing.....
Ken Briggs March 31, 2014 at 11:58 am
so what is the prices between the two ? then what size do they give out for the free cup of mud ?Read More just asking , i rather have a cup of tea .
lubov mazur March 31, 2014 at 12:22 pm
Maybe it's good coffee in the morning, but by evening it's pretty bad because must be the same potRead More to taste like that.
Ken Briggs March 31, 2014 at 12:42 pm
but why the free coffee for ? i rather have tea m for it is not a used tea bag . coffee maybeRead More watered down
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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Auntie JPEG March 8, 2014 at 10:12 pm
What's up with the county & state keeping the money?
rose forrest March 11, 2014 at 06:50 am
Say bye bye Safeway and hello Trader Joes and Sprouts! Grocery outlet also.
j e guerrero jr March 11, 2014 at 07:03 am
Safsway customer club members have an id when checking out. It should have been distributed to theRead More cistomers. Where is the ethics?
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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.
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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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