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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)
christopher papazoglow April 16, 2014 at 03:21 pm
"The pork industry has committed $ 1.7 million to research how the virus....spread so quicklyRead More after it was reported in the nation's top pork-producing states..." Gimme a hundred bucks, i'll tell ya how. >>> IT'S BECAUSE YOU PUT THOUSANDS UPON THOUSANDS OF PIGS TOGETHER IN SMALLISH SPACES VERY CLOSE TOGETHER AND ''LIVING'' IN UNBELIEVABLY FILTHY CONDITIONS !!! <<< Oh, DAMN, i shoulda waited for someone to offer me that hundred....
mimi April 16, 2014 at 03:24 pm
Funny and true.
Screen grab from KDKA
gvail April 16, 2014 at 05:12 pm
Any lawyers out there. I thought that if the recording was made in a public place (school) there isRead More no expectation of privacy.
Bmyvillage April 16, 2014 at 05:47 pm
The schools all have a very pretty bullying policy - that doesn't mean it's enforced, and many timesRead More the victim has more of a burden to prove it - even though teachers and staff know exactly what's going on - good luck
Casondra Clemons April 16, 2014 at 05:50 pm
The teacher dropped the ball first and it just snowballed from there. The teacher, principal,Read More superintendent, police dept and the district judge all need to be fired! The bullies walk. This is what is wrong with our schools. They have a zero tolerance policy yet don't enforce it.
Screen grab from KETV report
Pat Dodd April 16, 2014 at 01:56 pm
Some parents will do just about anything to get on a reality show. Blame the networks for thisRead More charade and that is what it is. This was all planned....
mimi April 16, 2014 at 03:57 pm
This little boy is very clever to have figured out how to crawl inside the machine. He deservesRead More more attentive parents. I hope they are court ordered to parenting classes. For what it's worth, approximately 30 years ago, I saw a toddler swathed in diapers wander out the front door of his home. The door was wide open. He started walking down the street. I parked my car and gently held him in my arms, looking for a family member to appear. No such luck. The toddler was nonverbal and unafraid. So we walked to the police station across the street. The cops on duty immediately recognized him & thought it was funny. The toddler was a known wanderer and the cops assured me he had a loving family. REALLY? They took him back home and did not write an incident report. It disturbed me then and now that the parents and police were so nonchalant. Child neglect is amusing to some people. I am not one of them.
D Penta April 16, 2014 at 05:12 pm
Natick news - Nebraska news -- well at least they both start with the letter N. I said this before IRead More think everyone should not open any article on their local Patch unless they see the name of their community in it. They are trying to trick up with news. We see a headline and think - in my case - Natick - and it is not. NO NAME - NO CLICK! I think if the click rate goes down for Patch, it will hurt them advertising wise and then maybe they will listen to us that we want LOCAL NEWS! Who wants to join me in my NO NAME No CLICK campaign?
Credit: Facebook
The Truth April 16, 2014 at 02:06 pm
It was a joke Jim, I forgot to add the *Ba-Boom-Bsshh*....
the truth is a dope April 16, 2014 at 04:03 pm
all joking aside, the truth IS a dope!
The Truth April 16, 2014 at 04:18 pm
Did you get your free coffee today DOPE? Its free so that falls right in your pricing level. HopeRead More you didn't spill it on your crotch and hurt yourself. We wouldn't want to be deprived of yet another generation of your degenerate family running around calling people dopes...
Bomb squad on scene. Photo Credit: WHDH, 7-News
Daniella Ruiz April 16, 2014 at 01:25 pm
strange how we respond just as the terrorists desire us to. the media commemorates each incident asRead More if it were a new profit center to mine for every last click. whole populations now sit in fear of another 'something' about to happen, never again, fully safe like we were in the good old days of the cold war? once these bstrds hit us deep inside our own turf we have not become stronger, but rather 'hardened', emboldened in our delusions of ultimate superiority, no longer safe on our 'island of north america'. each of these events changes us all even imperceptably, forcing us to accept their motives, their ideals, their imam imposed concept of living. we act in unison, determined to show them we are not affected, yet that very demonstration reveals our inner need to respond, to re-affirm our own injury, each of those crowd-felt sympathies we all cling to, even if for the brief moment of our 'crowd'. be strong, and further, be alert, be conspicuous in manner in which you care for each other. shy not away from those who seek your death, but do not embrace them, as they fein no challenge to seek close to your demise.
david mokal April 16, 2014 at 03:19 pm
It was on Twitter step by step what was happening with photos. There will be more nutbags pullingRead More crap you'll see. I give that police officer credit for stopping him he had his life in his hands. It could have been the real deal. We haven't seen the last of the sicko's yet.
Agranon April 16, 2014 at 04:36 pm
The police in Boston are terribly stupid. They are dumber than most cops and that would make themRead More total morons. And for all you idiots that are going to respond about how much you respect cops because 'not all are bad' or how their job is so hard, really, really? Please think about what you're saying.
Gov. Tom Corbett signs into law Monday four bills to strengthen Pennsylvania's child-protection laws. (Photo courtesy of the Governor's Office)
Kaelsma April 16, 2014 at 12:50 pm
"Anybody who comes in contact with a child" ... so ... everybody. Or am I reading thatRead More incorrectly?
tamarya April 16, 2014 at 04:10 pm
Kaelsma what they mean by that is if any random child comes to you and you see they were hurt orRead More they said they were hurt by someone you are obligated to report it
tamarya April 16, 2014 at 04:11 pm
Where before if you were not a primary caregiver it was not mandatory
Midwest Hydroganics owner Joseph Vota said business has been booming since Patch revealed the DEA was staking out his store. Credit: Joseph Hosey
Bill Leseberg April 16, 2014 at 08:17 am
Topper N Mitzi - Obama does suck, 100% of the time!
Fawkes April 16, 2014 at 12:07 pm
Typical behavior from government pigs. They steal our tax dollars, then turn around and spend themRead More on the police state they use to oppress us.
Sandy Murphey April 16, 2014 at 02:10 pm
The best part about all of this is that because there's always "OPPORTUNITY IN CRISIS",Read More this "problem" created more business for this little hydro shop. I love that the women gardeners showed so much support, and online orders increased so much, that he had to hire more people!! YEAH! The DEA helped, but I do feel sorry for those who are punished for using God's gift of nature, and a weed at that!
Sue Martin April 16, 2014 at 09:43 am
Beautiful! Thanks for writing this; the message is for everyone.
Kimberlee Rutan McCafferty April 16, 2014 at 01:26 pm
Thank you Barbara and Sue, that means a lot, he is truly a joy!
Marie Brady Hempsey April 16, 2014 at 02:36 pm
You are a brave and awesome mom!
Mike April 16, 2014 at 01:00 pm
Reading the various posts here I am struck at the hatred we now have for one another. I believe weRead More are more divided now that at any time in our history with the exception of the Civil War. Obama is a huge success. He has managed to divide our people as no one else has in modern history. A shame that so many have stopped thinking for themselves and instead follow the masses and the political propaganda.
Stu Pidasso April 16, 2014 at 01:49 pm
Mike- there is no hate here. actually a pathetic situation when one feels he is "owed"Read More something rather than earning it by working for it. Why not move down to the inner city and live there for 6 months, then get back to us!! it should be a real eye opener for you!! I work 6-7 days a week to enjoy what I have, even though i have little time to do so, I'm not complaining, but it bothers me that i am penalized by the way of extra taxes, fee's , etc., to help those who have no intention of trying to help themselves.. I have TWO children, NOT 5, 6, or 7 simply because I cannot afford it, and would NOT EXPECT the government to take care of them for me!!!
John April 16, 2014 at 02:47 pm
Stu@ ask Mike( the Brown Nose) Brown what he thinks.All should be on the Gov't. A true Communist ifRead More ever.
The man bought 25 winning Quinto tickets, but threw them away.
John Child April 15, 2014 at 08:41 am
What's worse? Throwing away the winning ticket? or everybody KNOWING that I threw away the winningRead More ticket? Reminds me of the dumb joke about the old man who went to church every day to pray to win the lottery... after years of constant prayer day in and day out finally a voice came from out of the sky commanding him: "You Gotta Buy A Ticket!!" Or in this case the punch line would be: "Don't Throw Away The Ticket!!"
jessmcginley April 15, 2014 at 10:27 am
My office has a lotto pool going and even when I see that our tickets haven't won, I scan them intoRead More the lotto machine the next day just to be sure. Measure twice, cut once.
Gary April 15, 2014 at 01:52 pm
I could swear I've heard where the lottery awarded the money to someone in the same situationRead More somehow. I suppose that no one disputed their claim at that time.
Twitter photo of the bus burned in a crash in Orland last week, where 10 people died, including five students.
Holly B April 14, 2014 at 10:20 pm
God bless Heaven's newest angels. We here on earth will miss them both.
RM April 15, 2014 at 11:26 am
Hey John Rithouse, if you don't like it, then don't come here for news. Guys like you make this sameRead More annoying comment every day. Are you mentally slow?
rubberband April 15, 2014 at 01:28 pm
This was out in my neck of the woods. All really great kids, college bound and starting their adultRead More lives. Having lost a child, I can say these families will mourn for as long as they live, and will have to find a "new normal" as EVERYTHING is changed for them now...I wish them strength, there is nothing quite like burying a child. Appreciated are the messages of respect and sympathy. It can be annoying to get news from areas other than your own, however the new Patch is doing things differently, and show no evidence of changing it back.....my best advice would be to ignore stories not in your area, and to write your editor directly, and share your comments with those who can make changes.
Screen Grab from WCVB report of a senior home resident who was evacuated.
DaveR April 16, 2014 at 10:52 am
I believe it was Gov. Dukakis that allowed the dopers and losers into the senior housing. Got toRead More love the blind faith voting mentality of Massachusetts.
david mokal April 16, 2014 at 03:31 pm
Your right DaveR it was Dukakis.They are there because if your an addict your on disability. So poorRead More Ol Greeema n Greeepa now have to live out their Golden Years worrying if their asses are going to be blown out the window.
nitagregory April 16, 2014 at 04:08 pm
Phew glad grandma and grandpa were ok
Megan Huntsman: Credit KLTV screen grab
John April 15, 2014 at 02:23 pm
Well gee officer, I was throwing out some old stinky boxes my wife had in our garage and the nextRead More thing you know......
Geoff Burton April 15, 2014 at 05:05 pm
Nothing new there Black panther o Poetry the human race has been delving the depth of depravity forRead More eons. There are a lot of good people in our world, but unfortunately evil is hyper active
D Penta April 15, 2014 at 05:29 pm
It says Around Town but the headline is UTAH. Utah is not near Natick!! I think everyone should notRead More open an article on Patch unless they see their town's name in the headline. So If it doesn't say Natick, then we all know it is not LOCAL to the Natick Patch. The less clicks these Patch sites get, the fewer advertisers they will get and then perhaps they will realize if we want sensational news from across the country we'd go back to Patch's former owners AOL and the HuffPost! Those here from other Patch sites - I think you should do the same only click on articles that mention your community's name. No name. No click!
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