Getting Rid of Unwanted Geese

There’s few things as disgusting as going out for the morning mail only to step right into a gross pile of goose feces. I thought they were cute at first. I enjoyed watching them in the morning come and go but it didn’t take long for them to utterly destroy my yard. Less than a week, actually. It happened so quickly that I hadn’t realized it was happening until one morning it was nothing but a yard that had been upturned and left muddy. Bird control in NJ needs to be taken more seriously, a lesson that I have learned now that my own yard has been turned into their feeding ground. » read more

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Sharing a Place with These Two Guys

I got in on this and so far it has not been bad at all. Of course I was worried that I might not like it, because living with a couple of guys can be bad a lot of the time. So far everyone is doing right though and no one is being obnoxious. This is a great big old house. It is nice because it is about half a mile from the college campus and there are a ton of good looking college girls here. We have one of those directv packages and the three of us are splitting the cost of every little thing. So long as we all kick in at the end of the month it is pretty sweet. Of course there is a good bit of partying going on and I will not act like that does not happen, but so far it has been in the proper flow. » read more

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Best Prices for Internet in Camino

I just found out that satellite broadband internet is available in the city that I just moved to and I think that is pretty exciting. While I know that satellite television has been around for awhile, I think that satellite internet is a lot less widespread. Though, I think some of the big satellite TV providers also provide internet now. Anyway, I am checking out Hughesnet in Camino in particular, because I want to see if they could be a good candidate for my next internet service provider.

I am at a new place that I just signed the lease agreement on yesterday, and I have not even started moving in yet. But I have already started thinking about getting internet set up and other utilities. I don’t think that it is a good thing to wait on getting internet set up, because it is such a hassle to live without it. There is a lounge at the place where I am going to be living that has free WiFi, but I feel it is a tremendous pain in the butt to have to go to another building and sit on a couch just to use the internet.

No, I need to have internet set up in my apartment and I need to have it done promptly after I move in. I think that I am going to start moving in two days from now, and if I can get internet installed on that same day, that would be pretty awesome. I know I might not be that lucky, because for all I know, they could be really busy, and not have any available installation appointments for some time. But I am going to keep my hopes up and just assume that they will be able to get it hooked up quickly.

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Collective Bargaining for Government Workers?

I am a new employee of local government here in Guilford County, North Carolina. I am curious as to whether or not there are other states which are trying to limit the rights of state and local employees to collective bargaining. I realize that Wisconsin is sort of an outlier, because of the extremism of both the governor and the state legislature. They also made sure to exclude groups which were more powerful and more likely to vote for them. So if you are in the Police or Fire Safety Unions the Republicans are not going to threaten your rights. While Scott Walker survived the recall elections because of huge sums of outside money, it is fair to say that his ability to enact extreme legislation was ended because of the Democrats taking a majority in the state senate. A

I believe that the other states where similar actions were tried have largely backed the bargaining rights of government employees. » read more

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The Ongoing Problems with Neshaminy’s Teacher’s Union

The Neshaminy School District Teacher’s Union remains in limbo at the present time. Much like unions in many other parts of this country, this union is having a difficult time reaching a contract negotiation after more than three years of efforts by both the union and the school board. While the unrest between these two entities continues, students and parents are looking forward and hoping for a resolution to this troublesome situation.

Neshaminy teachers are being asked to pay a portion of their healthcare, and they have been without raises for three years. Strikes and meetings with the school board continue to leave this situation unresolved, though both sides continue to state they want to find an amicable solution to the problem. While the teachers contest that they are deserving of raises and should not have to pay any portion of their healthcare, the school board contends that the funds are not available to pay for these things and passing these costs onto the tax payers in an already troubled economy would be a difficult pill for the community to swallow.

Non binding arbitration took place a few months ago, but a resolution still was not reached. » read more

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