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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.
The Virginia Tech shootings.
Thom Wilson April 16, 2014 at 01:56 pm
" WE are VIRGINIA TECH !" It's hard to believe it is already seven years. 04/16/2007.Read More Wounds like this may heal with time, the scars may fade, but the mark remains forever. NIKKI GIOVANNI Convocation April 17 2007 ..... Poet- Professor Her incredible poetic eloquence started that healing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cSuidxE8os On that dark day we were ALL Virginia Tech.
Screen grab from KETV report
David Ross April 16, 2014 at 01:18 pm
. . . "What would you do for a Klondike bar?
"The Black Panther of Poetry" April 16, 2014 at 01:18 pm
Vinnie B., why are you getting upset with the criticism which is being launched against this orRead More these parents, and rightfully so. Kids are a 24/7 job and they need to be(not should be) under surveillance every second of the day (especially in this day and age). Now if one can't seem to do that and if one cant conform to that, then one does not need children!!!So having said that Vinnie B,. your getting upset over criticism toward these parents is a small price to pay compared to the evil that could have happened to this child by getting hit by a car or by getting picked up by a pedophile or any of the other numerous bad things that could have happened to the child.
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....
Bomb squad on scene. Photo Credit: WHDH, 7-News
jpf2361 April 16, 2014 at 11:29 am
Heywood, The Bomb Squad uses an external explosive device to try and detonate whatever is in theRead More bag.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Rain in the forecast, with a sharp drop in temperatures, puts snowflakes back in play — two weeks into April, according to the National Weather Service. Photo by Drew Hansen
Amy April 14, 2014 at 01:16 pm
And this is why I don't put the plants out on the balcony until at least May 1. Back in PA, weRead More didn't put in our garden until Memorial Day!
The Bratwurst King April 15, 2014 at 09:21 am
horrible, miserable winter? the kids in my neighborhood would disagree. we all had a blast!
Walter Hadlock April 15, 2014 at 09:31 am
It wouldn't be a surprise if we have a few flakes in the air. The mean last day for frost is AprilRead More 20. We don't put things like tomato transplants out until after Mother's Day.
Screen Grab from WCVB report of a senior home resident who was evacuated.
Geoff Burton April 15, 2014 at 10:40 pm
Kathleen I don't get the Massachusetts reference, having said that I think your about right.
century April 15, 2014 at 11:30 pm
Kathleen, your right. As for housing, the less number of homeless, the more grant money the city andRead More state receives for housing. It happens all the time in Pennsylvania. Free loaders like the crackheads mentioned in the story is why people who have legimate disabilities are judged as liars and have to fight for their rights.
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.
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!
April's blood moon eclipse will show itself on April 15, 2014. Photo Credit: jurvetson, via flickr creative commons
art doyle April 15, 2014 at 07:52 am
noah was a story in a book. just sayin'
M L Goins April 15, 2014 at 11:16 am
I am a Christian and have accepted Jesus Christ as the only begotten Son of God as my Lord andRead More Saviour. Some of you posting must not have actually heard what Pastor John Hagee said. What he said was, that when other blood moons ocurred that something significant ocurred regarding the Jews, the blood moon of 1492 and the expulsion edict to remove all Jews from Spain, the 1948 blood moon Israel became a nation, the 1967 blood moon and the six day war resulting in some Israeli land being reclaimed. Pastor Hagee said NOTHING about the end of the world ocurring to coincide with the four blood moons ( he did however say people would say he did - which looking at these posts some have misconstrued his words). Perhaps all the posters that are commenting on what Pastor Hagee said should actually hear what he said PRIOR to commenting/mocking/judging. Pastor Hagee and his statements. Perhaps, in time, we will see if the government of Israel has made a significant decision today. Personally (my very own personal opinion- no Biblical prophecy just me), I hope they decide NOT to ever release any more terrorists from prison to bribe the palestinians to "talk" about making a peace agreement.....just saying....
Tom Hollman April 15, 2014 at 11:36 am
THIS ALL HAS TO DO WITH ORBITAL POSITIONING-----------------JUST SAYING.
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