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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)
mark April 18, 2014 at 08:23 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 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.
Georgia ranks first in the nation for growth in women-owned businesses. File|Patch
Adriana April 5, 2014 at 07:45 am
What a misleading headline....top in growth is different than top on business! If we went from 1Read More woman owned business to 2 that would be 100% growth. Just sayin'. Lame, Patch, lame.
Home Depot founder Ken Langone is backing away from his comparison of populist appeals to Nazi Germany. Credit: Screenshot from Fox News on YouTube
Daniella Ruiz March 20, 2014 at 03:00 pm
when the majority of Home Despots sales are derived from products made in american factories, onRead More american soil, made by americans, i might think kindly of every one of these corporate shills and conmen. until then, they ARE the problem, just as General Motors had factories in Nazi germany making war vehicles that helped kill american soldiers. split a company apart with some clever paperwork and then say its 'not ours' is a crime, and a despicable, fraudulent representation of life values. if these types want to 'give back' to america, they can start building factories, products and create jobs here, too bad they don't know a thing about the real world.
Harry Ball March 20, 2014 at 03:06 pm
Why make things in America if you are forced to pay outrageous taxes or have to deal with a unionRead More that pushes for ridiculous wages for unskilled labor?
Forward.... March 20, 2014 at 04:03 pm
Unions got you a 40 hour work week, 2 weeks paid vacations, child labor laws and decent wages.Read More Unskilled labor are the CEO's of these major corporations, banks, hedge funds who get uninformed people like you to carry their water, and won't even give you a drink. The 10 most profitable corporations in this county pay less than 9% and over 2/3 don't pay federal corp. taxes what-so-ever. Some even get a refund with all of the loop holes. Union have been dismantled, that protected peoples right to fair wages. Corporations continue to profit billions of dollars, but the trickle doesn't happen, never has and won't while they have their puppets carrying their water as if one day, they're going to make you rich,rich,rich. And Harry, your Romney point about 47% of people don't pay taxes is so 2012! They don't pay federal income tax because they are the working poor and live in poverty.
CNN founder and philanthropist Ted Turner is reportedly being treated for appendicitis in a South American hospital. Credit: Screenshot from TIME video
Octo Slash March 9, 2014 at 10:46 am
I'm not afraid to speak the truth either. Ted Turner is as crazy as a s---house rat.
David Brown March 9, 2014 at 04:41 pm
I wonder why someone, like Octo Slash, feels the need to go on Patch and post comments usingRead More vulgarity, even when it is disguised vulgarity?
Kenneth Stepp March 10, 2014 at 12:31 pm
This is a man that calls us peons "worthless eaters". I guess he should remind his healthRead More care workers how much better his "species" is than theirs.
Georgia's unemployment rate decreased to 7.3 percent in January, but still trails the nation rate of 6.6 percent. Credit: Patch file
Jon Doe March 7, 2014 at 01:26 pm
JMichael, your points may be taken a little more seriously and you may find people more willing toRead More debate if you ditched the name calling. "DittoHeads", "ChristoClowns", etc.
Harry Ball March 7, 2014 at 01:50 pm
From Merriam-Webster debt noun \ˈdet\ : an amount of money that you owe to a person, bank,Read More company, etc. : the state of owing money to someone or something : the fact that you have been influenced or helped by someone or something The White House website proves that debt has DOUBLED under Obama and the Democrats watch. The Democrats controlled Senate and the House of Reps on January 3rd, 2007 so quit trying to blame Bush.
jMichael March 7, 2014 at 02:04 pm
Well, Jon. It is my understanding that "DittoHeads" is what Rush's followers callRead More themselves. I think I am correct here. [ ] As regards "ChristoClowns" .. there is no more apt expression for the Bachmannites of the GOP. They are a clownish embarrassment to Christianity, to the GOP, and to this Nation. I surely would not regard them as "Christian, nor would anyone else who walks the Path of Jesus. They merit no greater regard than did the Scribes and Pharisees [Matthew 23:...] "ChristoClowns" it is. And if the GOP manages to get its act together, these Preposterous Pretenders will be sent packing before they drag the party into a ditch too deep. 2014/2016 will tell the tale. [ ] i'll give you (and Harry) the last words. Thanks for your engagement with me. jMichael
Credit: Screenshot J. Max Davis - Brookhaven Kick Off Video
mary kirkendoll March 7, 2014 at 08:19 am
Because you cannot discuss Chamblees problems w/out including ethnicity and (illegal) immigration inRead More the discussion. Only if you are an ostrich can you. Has the city of Chamblee ever encouraged assimilation by the immigrant (mostly illegal) community? There is a clear divide between the anglo-American community in north Chamblee and the immigrant communities throughout the eastern and newly annexed southern parts. The businesses throughout 1/2 of Chamblee cater to mostly the non english speaking community. The city has pretty much ignored these areas and allowed barrios and poverty and crime to flourish. The vacant swath of land along the eastern side of PDK is now zoned 'international village' and seems to hold no attraction for investors looking to locate businesses to Atlanta metro. Along Buford Hwy. are barrio's where there are no clues to what country you are in when there. The city leaders have intentionally insulated themselves from these immigrant communities. You can live off Harts Mill, send your kids to high performing schools in those neighborhoods, jog in the beautiful , safe neighborhood parks, shop & do business in Perimeter, Brookhaven , Sandy Springs , have your house values not be negatively effected by the utter shear poverty that this cities ultra liberal policies have created, and never even venture out of your cocoon to see what Chamblee has become. The Chamblee police dept. seems to be the only connection this area has to the city of Chamblee. The lack of assimilation throughout Chamblee is the reason the house values are so low in the newly annexed neighborhoods and if certain people don't wake up soon, these neigborhoods will become just more of Chamblees international barrios. Brookhaven is making clear efforts to better its city. Chamblee is the result of when city leaders fail to do their job.
MK March 7, 2014 at 10:56 am
You are blaming the City for many things that are decided on a much higher level. Chamblee has beenRead More working class since at least the 50s. The difference between then and now is that the American industry was organized in a way that manufacturing jobs (a) existed and (b) paid a middle class salary. The fact that this is no longer the case is not due to Chamblee’s doing. Chamblee would have been much worse off in the 80s and 90s if those areas had been left vacant instead of being populated by the newcomers (who, compared to you, are actually old-timers now). What you are seeing in Chamblee now is the American working class v2.0, for better or for worse. And it’s not a racial/foreign thing. Go around the metro area/state and you will see many neighborhoods like this inhabited by white and African Americans who have been here for generations. It is also disingenuous to hold up places like Brookhaven, Dunwoody, and Sandy Springs as good examples. My suspicion is that the majority of Chamblee’s working class do work for people and businesses in those cities. Just drive through Brookhaven and tell me who is making those houses look so nice. So those cities cash in on all of the economic benefits that this work force provides, but care very little about what happens outside of that. Push the can down to road, or, in this case, up Buford Highway. Instead of praising those towns, ask them why they are trying to build fortresses of wealth with little regard to how some of the builders of those fortress fare? As for assimilation, what do you want to be done? Forced integration camps? In my experience, assimilation happens on a neighborly level. So maybe you can try to interact with them by volunteering in the community instead of denigrating them online?
lawson aldridge March 8, 2014 at 09:43 am
If Chamblee would repeal it's silly "Green" building ordinance for commercial propertyRead More they may get some new commercial development. The green or LEED certified fad that Chamblee got sucked up in has been shown to be more of a racket than a real or effective tool to foster more sustainable building. Still Chamblee is not that bad, it won't be good though until they do display a little more driven and thoughtful leadership.
Screenshot from Paula Deen Youtube channel.
Jyll Jordan February 25, 2014 at 11:12 am
I agree 100%! I think Food Network, and all those who dropped her like a hot potato, should beRead More ashamed of themselves. I wonder if they would be proud of everything they have said behind closed doors over their lifetime! How petty can we get??!!
bobby black February 25, 2014 at 06:42 pm
You should hear what THEY call each other when several of them get together and start jiving.
Robert Searl February 26, 2014 at 06:42 pm
I still cannot help but wonder if her decision to get back in the saddle is business or moral.
The company states that Google Fiber operates at 100 times the speed typically provided by other cable companies, and at a competitive price. Courtesy Google Fiber Facebook page
Dan Nadolny February 19, 2014 at 04:29 pm
Nothing current about it, if you don't consider a blog post made today by the official Google FiberRead More team to be "current." http://googlefiberblog.blogspot.com/
Hunt Archbold (Editor) February 19, 2014 at 04:32 pm
David, the breaking news is included in the first three words of the article (that are linked) thatRead More states today, Feb. 19, 2014, Google announced the 34 cities that are under consideration including Brookhaven. Thanks. http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2014/02/exploring-new-cities-for-google-fiber.html
Richard G Rhodes February 20, 2014 at 10:35 pm
Very differently.
Use of Square at Atlanta businesses, Jan. 28-29. Credit: Square
Scott February 13, 2014 at 04:11 pm
Yep. Can tell you from experience. You basically lose a weeks worth of business. At least nextRead More Valentines, we wont have much to beat...
Karen Harris February 15, 2014 at 04:29 pm
Makes me nervous that so much revolves around what we spend....
Atlanta's Coca-Cola is teaming up with Keurig to offer a countertop Coke machine. File|Patch
Jena Anton February 13, 2014 at 10:19 am
@sigvard jensen, coke in a glass bottle is available at most grocery stores. Some even sell MexicanRead More coke, which is sold in bottles and made with sugar cane instead of HFCS.
Jena Anton February 13, 2014 at 10:23 am
@Octo Slash I disagree. Coca-Cola deploys massive quality control efforts. This product isRead More essentially a home soda fountain and will taste no different. Soda fountains and freestyle machines around the world replicate precise Coca-Cola flavor every day using a very similar process.
Laura February 13, 2014 at 01:52 pm
I don't need another machine, they should have teamed with Soda Stream and allowed them to sell CokeRead More syrup