I guess maybe the other trees will now have room to breath
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"The trouble with Republicans is that when they get into trouble they start acting like cannibals"-Richard Nixon
Well I guess Spring is a close competitor. I was admiring beautiful Fall picture on my computer that I use as a background photo for now and snapped my head up and thought, "What am I looking at this for when I have some beautiful Fall color right out in front of the house." So I stepped out and took a couple of snapshots to share with y'all. Enjoy the view: (click for bigger)
(click to view larger image)At a former golf-shoe factory 13 miles from the Atlantic, workers at Shucks Maine Lobster drop up to 150 pounds of live lobsters into a perforated metal basket and sink them in the Avure 215L, a water-filled compression chamber affectionately known as the Big Mother Shucker. A pump pressurizes the water to 40,000 pounds per square inch—almost 2,700 times the pressure of the air around us, 60 times that of the deepest known lobster habitat, and more than twice the force at the bottom of the Pacific’s Mariana Trench.
At such extreme pressure, cellular activities cease, causing instant death, and the flesh disconnects from the exoskeleton. When the lobsters emerge six to eight minutes later, the succulent meat slips right out of the shell. The meat is then resubmerged in a bag, and the pressure is cranked up to 87,000 psi, destroying listeria and other food-borne bacteria. Because the force is uniform at all points, the flesh remains perfectly intact.
The article lists a few things you can do that might help relieve your frustrations:
1.If it is a pre-recorded message, try pressing star-pound-zero (*#0) on your phone. This could disrupt the call, while an article on productivity blog Lifehacker says pressing the pound key will get you taken off that caller’s list altogether.
2.Sign up at StopPoliticalCalls.org, a service run by non-profit group Citizens for Civil Discourse. It's a registry similar to the national Do Not Call list, but specifically aimed at discouraging political campaigns. There’s no law backing it, but so far they have commitments to cut the calls from several political campaigns. You can get put on the list for free, though there are paid options as well.
3.Of course there is the National Do Not Call Registry. It’s free, and your number is never taken off the list. This should stop all telemarketing calls. It will work for your wired landline phone number and with your cell phone number.
4.If you’re still getting calls after being on the Do Not Call registry for a month, you can file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission which manages the list. Sometimes enough complaints can get policy changed — that’s how most robo-calling got banned in 2009. If the call comes from an identifiable business, you should also report it to the Better Business Bureau.
I really can't emphasize the following too much. After my wife made a purchase at a chain store for our granddaughter I endured a weekly Friday afternoon robo-call for more than a year from them. Since then we do not give out our phone numbers or especially our email addresses. It helps even though they can get your phone number with little effort but why make it any easier for them. Even if you contact them it takes a long time before you are off their contact list.-Ed
5. Read the terms and conditions for your purchases carefully. Buried in those agreements might be a clause agreeing to these annoying calls — and robo-calling isn’t illegal if you’ve opted in to receive it from someone, or if you’re already doing business with them. But if you’re getting calls from these people, you can still stop it by specific request. Call them and tell them to take you off their list — the Federal Trade Commission requires they comply. Keep a record of the date you make the request and follow up with the FTC if the business keeps calling.
When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy.’ They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.~ John Lennon