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Paul Alexander July 25, 2014 at 10:50 am
The ACA is unsustainable so it will die. The only question is how long and how much pain will beRead More inflicted before that death. The Euro is a great case study on the lengths politicans will go to prop up an unsustainable political experiment. The EU is inflicting great pain and damage to protect their collective egos, and job security, that is tied to the Euro. And the Dems will behave similarly re O'GolferCare.
Education is a Luxury July 25, 2014 at 10:51 am
Employer costs have been increasing every year anyway. It's called escalation, and anyone whoRead More sources insurance for their own company is aware of it. I think most people conflate "what was happening anyway" with "effects of Obamacare," but there is enough information on the internet about trends prior to 2009 to detail the original insurance problem. .....Personally, Obamacare is helping my business by opening up the insurance marketplace. In FY2008, I insured 3 employees (1 family, 2 single) through BCBS for about $3700/month. Escalation was quoted at 19% for FY2009 - an increase of $700/month. We hired an HR firm (or PEO) to access a group rates and paid 5-7% escalation 2009-2014. In preparation for FY2015, new insurance options have enabled us to drop the PEO altogether and choose a small-biz plan for a smaller monthly premium than our 2010 group rates. This is a tremendous benefit because it opens up options with fringe and retirement contributions to my employees. Deductibles and network coverage are too similar to impact any participants. Outside of my own experience, most people that I know who deal with insurance budgeting for their companies or families have reversed their opinion on Obamacare - once they had to put their money where their mouth is.
joseph July 25, 2014 at 10:57 am
I got the shaft with 8000 a year deductible and from zero monthly premium to 200 and I lost dentalRead More and eyeglass coverage and the illegals continue to get free healthcare and walmart gift cards and free phones that they pass on to their friends soon you can pay at the museum to see a white person
A doll that showed up unsolicited at a San Clemente home in the last week. Photo courtesy the Orange County Sheriff's Department.
Adam Griffith July 25, 2014 at 10:46 am
The psychosis of gated community dwellers never ceases to amaze.
JTTPW July 25, 2014 at 11:06 am
This poor lady. She came from an era before video games, the internet, and all the modern things,Read More existed. My own Mom had a choice of playing "kick the can", or with dolls, to occupy her time. I understand the parent's concern, it is a shame, that a well meaning act could cause such a hubub :( no disrespect, to the parents). Thank you.
Mark July 25, 2014 at 11:11 am
How such a kind act can be spun around into something devious really shows how low society has sunk.Read More The lady was just doing what she probably learned in reading her bible. Matthew 6:4 " so that your giving will be in secret; and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you." She was being a shining light in a world of darkness. It's good to know that a few people in church are not hypocrites. Who knows this woman's personal story, maybe she always wanted a doll that she never got, or maybe she lost a child and just wanted to pay it forward. It wasn't like she was approaching little girls at the park, she left gifts on their doorstep. I wouldn't doubt if she leaves groceries on doorsteps of the less fortunate too, or is that perverted and creepy. I expect comments like these from someone that would call them self, "Brainwashed in church"(sorry you experienced that) but from people that may claim to be a follower of Christ it is sad. Reminded of the verse in Matthew 7, "On that day many will say Lord Lord", and I will say "Depart from me, I never knew you". This lady is welcome to move to my neighborhood anytime. The world needs more of people like her.
A sketch of the bridge jumper from the Orange County Sheriff's Department.
Sarah Bardowell July 24, 2014 at 10:12 am
He only had two teeth? Did he have a wedding ring?
AVResident2 July 24, 2014 at 01:23 pm
I wonder if he had a full upper or lower plus a partial (connected to the two teeth)? If so, maybeRead More they were lost during the jump.
A hit-and-run accident in the San Fernando Valley. Photo credit: Rick McClure.
novato 3per July 24, 2014 at 09:02 pm
Cathy, you say "Typical Teapartier response" as if that's a bad thing...?
usmcboi July 25, 2014 at 06:36 am
sher why not do that for everything gun owners, felons, native americans car drivers its not yourRead More road none them have rights either pay your 30% tax and feel good while the poor each at each other till gone get rdy for the big fokall ppl gonna be a dosie day fast approaching when the people will have enough. of you libs when you libs turn on each other then dont wonder why. sayonara mfo america got this comin.
novato 3per July 25, 2014 at 07:04 am
Patch file photo.
The Hunter July 23, 2014 at 08:01 am
This looks like something Beaflower would like to cram in his mouth. He really like to go to town onRead More hot dogs of any kind!
Allergan makes Botox. Patch file photo.
MFriedrich July 22, 2014 at 01:36 pm
Laying off employees has the affect of reducing operational costs and increasing business profits.Read More Businesses are ALWAYS considering methods to slash costs to maximize profits - whether you're making injectable toxins or cupcakes. Otherwise they would be called "charities". It's not nice, but anyone thinking business is "fun", "fulfilling" or "nice", needs to return to reality. Moves like this have nothing to do with morality and never did. It's a damn good thing that businesses adjust their structure because otherwise we'd have companies employing lots of people for the purpose of giving them gainful livelihood. Lastly, there's probably more to the story here than what we read. LF Patch latches on to the layoffs in the headline, but what if the hostile takeover company already has employees in the required roles and doesn't need any more to run the business optimally? What are they supposed to do? Employ and pay 2 persons when 1 will do just fine? This is an inefficient use of resources, and undermines the employee's opportunity to apply their talents to market demand. The only constant in life is change.
MFriedrich July 22, 2014 at 01:37 pm
Laying off employees has the affect of reducing operational costs and increasing business profits.Read More Businesses are ALWAYS considering methods to slash costs to maximize profits. Otherwise they would be called "charities". It's not nice, but anyone thinking business is "fun", "fulfilling" or "nice", needs to return to reality. Moves like this have nothing to do with morality and never did. It's a damn good thing that businesses adjust their structure because otherwise we'd have companies employing lots of people for the purpose of giving them gainful livelihood. Lastly, there's probably more to the story here than what we read. LF Patch latches on to the layoffs in the headline, but what if the hostile takeover company already has employees in the required roles and doesn't need any more to run the business optimally? What are they supposed to do? Employ and pay 2 persons when 1 will do just fine? This is an inefficient use of resources, and undermines the employee's opportunity to apply their talents to market demand. The only constant in life is change.
MFriedrich July 22, 2014 at 01:38 pm
Laying off employees has the affect of reducing operational costs and increasing business profits.Read More Businesses are ALWAYS considering methods to slash costs to maximize profits. Otherwise they would be called "charities". It's not nice, but anyone thinking business is "fun", "fulfilling" or "nice", needs to return to reality. Moves like this have nothing to do with morality and never did. It's a damn good thing that businesses adjust their structure because otherwise we'd have companies employing lots of people for the purpose of giving them gainful livelihood. Lastly, there's probably more to the story here than what we read. LF Patch latches on to the layoffs in the headline, but what if the hostile takeover company already has employees in the required roles and doesn't need any more to run the business optimally? What are they supposed to do? Employ and pay 2 persons when 1 will do just fine? This is an inefficient use of resources, and undermines the employee's opportunity to apply their talents to market demand. The only constant in life is change. The fact that the layoffs are happening in CA is important, but how many times do we learn about jobs that are preserved in CA at the expense of jobs in other states? Answer: Never.
Michael July 23, 2014 at 02:10 pm
how many people would buy fruit in June and still not have eaten it this late in July? Wow theRead More contractor and Costco/Trader Joe's etc. was so very quick to let us know. Nice timing.... NOT!
usmcboi July 23, 2014 at 02:34 pm
your mother would now get of the dick parade float you smell like faggot.
usmcboi July 25, 2014 at 06:51 am
how bout I pull my potentially dreadful foot you of your ash fda
David Rose, a Cota de Caza man, has pleaded guilty to bilking investors out of millions to pay for his lavish lifestyle. Patch file photo.
Bella July 21, 2014 at 09:26 pm
Are we suppose to feel sorry for them? Not I.
Amy Duke July 22, 2014 at 08:25 pm
Let's hope you two and your loved ones never need a doctor.
Natalie Costa July 23, 2014 at 07:24 am
Physicians are not good business people, you can tell by the appointment setting practices. If yourRead More appoint is at 10, you'll get in the room by 10:30 and sit and wait until after 11. My time is valuable too - so please don't like the pretty Big Pharma rep in front of me to push her wares while I sit and twiddle my thumbs.
Latinos are less optimistic about the economy than other groups. Patch file photo.
Fortified- I am Buzzlightyear >>>>>>>> July 25, 2014 at 12:46 am
James Cobar, well..... I've had the 24 hour stomach flu... a real nasty one. I would be happy toRead More give a thoughtful reply sometime tomorrow, Friday.
James Cobar July 25, 2014 at 02:09 am
Mr. F : Please be lenient in your reply! I'm not perfect and I do not always get it right! But, IRead More try. Sorry to hear of your health problem.
MFriedrich July 25, 2014 at 08:42 am
I'm impressed. People can still willingly admit to waving their fanatic flag of either AmericanRead More political party? Unbelievable. Never mind that representatives and lawmakers of both parties are equally and miserably corrupt, on the take and incompetent. That doesn't seem to matter apparently. Both parties stink and need to be flushed, along with their yelling adherents, down the sewer. We'd all be better off for it. Personally I don't trust one goddamned thing that American politicians or their operatives say. Neither should you.
Adam Dandach, who authorities allege was trying to to get to Syria to join a terrorist group, pleaded not guilty to passport fraud. Patch file photo.
Rocky Neidhardt July 21, 2014 at 11:21 am
The CIA created and supports ISIS..
Brainwashed_In_Church July 21, 2014 at 06:30 pm
Not much reported about this guy. He went to El Modena High School in Orange. Where did he work?Read More What did he do? Anything else?
This guy deserves his bad reputation.
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Fred Savage July 23, 2014 at 07:42 am
Here's an idea...don't click on links you don't want to read.
James Garner. Submitted photo.
Antoinette Berget July 21, 2014 at 02:58 pm
Our new friend Ron, from New York, gave me a cd of the NOTEBOOK, wow, I fell in love with JamesRead More Garner all over again. He was wonderful, on the screen and off. No scandals and married for so long. A truly wonderful man. Thank you God for sharing him with us for such a long time. He will be missed. Antoinette
Squigglemom, Trish Tsoi-A-Sue July 21, 2014 at 06:44 pm
I LOVED the Notebook. A great story.
Jim July 22, 2014 at 06:52 am
An easy going guy who was easy in the eyes. Thanks Jim !
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Grama July 23, 2014 at 05:25 am
what is all this crap?
Deb Bicher July 23, 2014 at 09:21 am
Please delete those posts off the site -- If the poster has something to say, then they need to haveRead More an explanatory sentence recommending the links. Even then, they are still not relevant to any ongoing discussion. Thanks.
Estelam Meyer July 24, 2014 at 08:23 am
Vito Spago July 19, 2014 at 12:59 pm
Call me. I will give you a money shot.
Diana July 20, 2014 at 09:39 am
GEEZ.........
Diana July 20, 2014 at 09:40 am
Geez anyway we could maybe get a bit more local news, I can get these headlines on AOL.
The Klan. Submitted photo.
Domestic Goddess July 20, 2014 at 12:46 pm
This is a cancer in our society. If allowed to spread, it will destroy us all. It should not beRead More taken lightly
hernibs July 21, 2014 at 09:48 am
Well if they're in South Orange County they picked the right place to recruit people of their ilk.
JTTPW July 21, 2014 at 04:48 pm
Respectfully, thanks for the reply, Joker Joe.
John Wayne Airport. Patch file photo.
Clean Beaches July 19, 2014 at 03:21 pm
Isn't it our Government that grants citizenship to all cultures that come into the States? - IfRead More maybe they were more stringent... and there you have it. When I have to reside in other countries, I have to jump through serious hoops just for a work visa, and I was invited. Hmmmm... did you know that when other countries are here on a holiday visa and have a baby the baby is granted immediate citizenship... then they fly back to their home country to raise the child... instant access. Yeah, we'll let anybody in and deal with the problems like this...
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A judge sentenced Robert Howard Claudio to 15 years to life for molesting a teen-aged boy in the Tustin Library. Patch file photo.
jeff s July 18, 2014 at 01:42 pm
Castration by hungry chewing rats for this scumbag pedo filth.. Then we Skin him alive, then salt.Read More Lay out in the hot sun until dead. Problem solved.
Shawn Gordon July 18, 2014 at 09:37 pm
I am in total agreement Jeff
Stan Jacobs July 20, 2014 at 11:07 am
The parents can be assured that Bubba will guarantee that the convict will get a little of his ownRead More medicine while in prison!
Firefighters were called to Mission Viejo High School Thursday after a man was found unresponsive and likely electrocuted. Another man was also injured in the incident. Photo courtesy Orange County Fire Authority.
Shirley Dicktor July 18, 2014 at 06:50 pm
Why the autopsy since he was electrocuted?
Amanda LaRosa July 19, 2014 at 05:50 pm
As is the case in so many matters, how he came to contact the 'hot' (charged) wire(s) could have aRead More bearing on liability. For example, the victim could have had a heart attack, fell onto the wire and as his weight caused the wire to disconnect from its source (with electricity still flowing through it from the other end's connection) he touched the wire as he fell or slumped. In this scenario there is no negligence, only a tragic accident. In another scenario, the scaffolding could have been constructed in such a way that pressure was placed on the wire, causing it to disconnect and come into contact with the scaffold, making the victim's electrocution a matter of negligence on the part of whoever constructed the scaffold. Note: These examples are provided only as an illustration of why it may be important to establish the victim's health at the time of injury.
Brainwashed_In_Church July 21, 2014 at 10:30 am
He could have been drinking or on drugs too.
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