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Savanna September 23, 2012 at 11:43 pm
PwmCwzy You proved your not a racist voting for Obama last time vote for someone else this time toRead More prove your not a moron.............
Michael Richards September 24, 2012 at 07:14 pm
It is quite clear Sister, that you don't understand the difference between "charity" whichRead More the Catholic Church is and has been a leader in the US and around the world. The church as a whole provides services by the generosity of its church members, NOT by the government, which if I am not mistaken doesn't give the Catholic church much of anything. And if you care to do the research ( I have) the percentage of persons getting some form of government assistance is approaching 50% thanks to unemployment which has gotten much worse under this administration. And if you take the time to look at the numbers, what Paul Ryan has suggested is to reform our current social security system (which those of us who work) pay into all our lives but only for those under the age of 50. The current retirement system was established when average life expectance was barely 60 (which is now 75+) and didn't provide for persons not a part of the legal work force not disability which we all know is "milked" by some for all its worth. Mr Ryan and most intellegent persons know stopping fraud and reform must happen to provide for the future retirees that have not reached the age of 50 yet. And one final word, just where does the donations come from to the church, It not government, it is to a large part the people who make over $250,000 a year and tithe big.
Brian B. Canin September 24, 2012 at 07:31 pm
Sorry not true.... Up to about 100K everyone pays payroll tax, around 9%? the employers match theRead More 9% (this can be considered 18% as this is only paid on behalf of a worker and is a part of compensation). People up to 100K pay local taxes, and as the portion of their income for food and necessities is 100% of their pay (vs. a wealthy person who invests the money above their requirement) so while a Warren Buffett or Mitt Romney pay 13-14% (their payroll taxes are inconsequential), the poor guy at Starbucks pays a minimum of 25% in taxes. With property taxes, use taxes, gas taxes, etc. the lower tier of Americans pay a HUGE amount more percentage-wise then wealthy people... But the 3% own the papers, etc. so there you go!
Christine Phillips April 5, 2012 at 12:43 am
hmmm interesting music memory Zara had. Really????
Julie Pendray April 16, 2012 at 08:36 pm
Hi Christine, Zara did not claim her Kenrix Sushi certificate after 12 days, so I randomly generatedRead More a number again & you are now the winner. Please email me with your address so I can mail you the certificate. julie.pendray@patch.com
Christine Phillips April 24, 2012 at 07:52 pm
I have emailed you twice and posted this information on Facebook! What is the problem? Not trying toRead More be unpleasant, just really was excited about getting to use my gift certificate. Is there a communication gap?
Gretchen Davis April 24, 2012 at 01:54 pm
Hello, Julie! I wanted to let you know that JoJo, whom you were so kind as to list on yourRead More adoptable horses page, is now in his forever home! A wonderful home in Ramona came forward, with grass pastures and just the right amount of riding time and an overflowing amount of love and attention on the ground. We're so happy for both JoJo and his new family. Thank you so much for the service you provide through the Patch to connect horses and homes! All the best, Gretchen Davis, Instructor, Helen Woodward Animal Center Therapeutic Riding Program
Julie Pendray April 25, 2012 at 04:08 pm
I'm so delighted to hear this. It would be interesting to do a story on this, if the family wouldRead More like to email me at: julie.pendray@patch.com
Joe Minervini June 3, 2012 at 11:59 am
I aggree, Julie....you're an angel for doing this. I "inherrited" 2 rescue horses andRead More although its somewhat of a financial burdon, so far, I can't quite let them go. Joe Minervini
Jenny Peckham June 29, 2012 at 10:14 am
Jane Tanaka: You are so awesome! I would be happy to be part of even a quickly produced fundraiser.Read More I can accompany others on piano, or do background playing. I would also be willing to do almost any kind of logistics. I can edit or proofread any grant proposals, as well.
Kim Lasley June 29, 2012 at 05:32 pm
WOW!!!! THANK YOU Jane Tanaka, you brought tears to my eyes with your generousity. I told the kidsRead More at the Teen Center yesterday about your donation to keep it open. Maybe you heard their screams of excitement at about 3:00pm. A volunteer brought in ice cream for all the kids to celebrate. Jenny maybe we can talk more regarding grants & fundraising.
Jane Tanaka MD June 29, 2012 at 07:30 pm
Dont know if the ARRIBA TEEN CENTER board has already looked into applying for funds from the RamonaRead More Community Foundation, but their grant application deadline is today, Friday June 29, 2012 ! Their application can be found at: http://www.sdfoundation.org/Portals/0/CommunityFoundations/Ramona/PDF/2012RCFGuidelines.pdf. ( Grants $1500 to $10,000) .
Natalie June 26, 2012 at 04:32 am
Evacuation safe places need to be aware people do not evacuate because of pets! My pets areRead More children, I WILL DIE WITH THEM BEFORE I LEAVE THEM!
Mimi Hernandez May 25, 2012 at 02:20 am
Where are all the pictures of Spike, the Bulldog?
Miss Clara May 26, 2012 at 12:45 am
The pictures are great! The Grand Ladies Of the Old West Thank You!Read More www.grandladiesoftheoldwest.org
Miss Clara May 26, 2012 at 12:48 am
These are great pictures. The Grand Ladies of the Old West Thank you!! Like us on Facebook andRead More visit our website www.grandladiesoftheoldwest.org
Jenny Peckham May 17, 2012 at 07:34 pm
It's interesting to get a sense of who Stephen is. I've heard nothing but positive things about him,Read More and I hope he gets the fairest treatment possible in our justice system.
Susan Martin May 18, 2012 at 10:37 am
That gives a whole new perspective to Stephen, and, for me, at least, makes it way harder to imagineRead More that he seriously wanted to rob a bank or kill someone.
Anne Schrecengost May 16, 2012 at 10:45 am
Though I no longer live in Ramona, my heart is still there. So it's great to read about the people IRead More knew like Don Owen. He called the numbers at the Senior Center Bingo, and always grew the largest pumpkin in town. He will be the perfect Grand Marshal.
greg Chick May 16, 2012 at 12:49 pm
Dad burnit, they don't make um like Don anymore, He has always had large pumpkins, and says it likeRead More it is. Well I'm stretching it a bit, so I'd better sit down before I put my foot in my mouth.....I put my two bits in here and hope to make the Parade. Greg Chick, PS Don is so old, he retired the year I started Contracting and I'm plum bald, deaf n blind! Yep, give me an audience and I start to milk it...uh Don.
Joe Minervini May 12, 2012 at 10:57 am
Greg, Yes, the places you mentioned are somewhat ugly.....or at best, they are not pleasant to lookRead More at. Whats happening with this issue is that a beautiful vista will be turned into hundreds of moving, huge solar panels 8 feet off the ground. Instead of looking over a field of grass and bushes, one will view a sea of metal and glass. The opponents to this solar "farm" are not against solar power, they simply don't want it put at this location.....in our faces. There are many other locations available for solar farms in the Ramona area that will not be as visible. Please have some compassion for your Ramona neighbors. Do you realize there are virtually no zoning regulations when it comes to placing solar "farms" in rural areas ? Thats wrong and violates our rights to enjoy a peaceful place to live. Joe Minervini
John Henry July 8, 2012 at 11:57 am
I would rather see individual solar installations, a lot of smaller systems instead of one superRead More sized system
John Henry July 8, 2012 at 01:13 pm
How about having made in USA product?
Sierra South Horseshoeing School April 22, 2012 at 01:37 pm
Sierra South Horseshoeing School, located in Ramona , was also a proud sponsor of the aboveRead More mentioned gelding clinic.
Roxanne Davis April 25, 2012 at 01:20 pm
Thank you Doug for helping these horses get to their new homes!
Roxanne Davis April 25, 2012 at 01:22 pm
We have our own local rescue that does a fabulous job saving horses from slaughter and getting themRead More back to health and out for adoption, EquineWellBeing. They are on facebook for those wanting to help.
Ellen April 19, 2012 at 07:52 pm
THANK YOU SUSAN BRICHMAN. ...and we should not have to pay for the electric co. to 'fix' theRead More unconstitutional gizmo they put on our properties without our permission!
Susan Brinchman April 19, 2012 at 10:21 pm
I am in total agreement, Ellen. It is our organization's opinion that having to pay for the opt-outRead More is illegal. Read more on this at http://www.electrosmogprevention.org/stop-ca-smart-meter-news/cpuc-passes-sdge-sce-opt-out-plans-41912/ From our legal filing: "All costs proposed by Judge Yip-Kikugawa are illegal under California Public Utilities Code Section 453, which subjects all customers and those with medical conditions to prejudice and disadvantage, requiring different rates and charges, giving preferential treatment to those with higher incomes.(a) No public utility shall, as to rates, charges, service,facilities, or in any other respect, make or grant any preference or advantage to any corporation or person or subject any corporation or person to any prejudice or disadvantage.(b) No public utility shall prejudice, disadvantage, or require different rates or deposit amounts from a person because of ancestry,medical condition, marital status or change in marital status,occupation, or any characteristic listed or defined in Section 11135of the Government Code…(c) No public utility shall establish or maintain any unreasonable difference as to rates, charges, service, facilities, or in anyother respect, either as between localities or as between classes of service. (California Public Utilities Code Section 453)" Lastly, I want to commend UCAN and SCWSSM, 2 SD County orgs that also worked on this opt-out. UCAN filed the initial application so we are indebted to them.
Susan Brinchman April 22, 2012 at 10:13 am
Center for Electrosmog Prevention will be in Booth 411 at the Earth Fair in Balboa Park today - hopeRead More to see you there!
Lisa April 17, 2012 at 01:02 am
This is a GREAT idea!
Susan Martin April 17, 2012 at 10:50 am
Really nice to see this type of venture supporting a good healthy project that gives back. Kudos toRead More Ace Hardware and those involved!
Things I Learned April 11, 2012 at 09:19 pm
A Tea Party candidate, two unendorsed Democrats and a Libertarian walk into a bar. The bartenderRead More says, "Is this a joke?"
Doug Curlee April 11, 2012 at 11:21 pm
yes, it is...
greg Chick April 12, 2012 at 12:49 pm
This comment thread is as intelligent as the candidates spins. Polarity is still the product? howRead More about real issues ? or shall we just copy Congress and spit back n forth for party reasons...
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