31BBert

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  1. The shut down is a joke. First of all it is only non essential services. So maybe we need to have more shut downs so we can find out just who is non essential and we can eliminate them. Then we have the timing of the shut down. The date it would start will be December 21. Guess what its Christmas vacation for the Gov. workers who are non essential, so no one will even realize we had a shut down. Then all these Gov workers get paid anyway when the shut down is over. In reality a shut down pretty much does not have a lot of impact on day to day operations. FBI, CIA, Military etc are still on the job. Chaos does not start just because the Gov. shuts down.
  2. I am sure he did not know. I used to deal with this type of situation all the time in my former life. The illegal immigrants purchase papers and social security numbers from off the street. They are actually stealing someone's identity. If the person's who's identity they stole is still alive, they can usually get away with it for about 3 years before they get caught. Usually in that case the IRS starts looking for additional tax's from the person who owns that social security number. In the situations that I used to deal with, we would usually get a call from some poor person saying hey I never worked for your company but the IRS is telling me I have earned income from you I failed to report. The other situation is if the person who's social security number they stole, is dead, then it could go on for a number of years before social security finally comes a calling saying we can not match up the money you are sending us for this person. So did Trump know, I doubt it. Did they hire her knowing she was illegal I doubt it. This goes on all the time in big business. Usually when it happens and the person is normally told they have 30 days to go to Social Security and get their number straightened out. Unfortunatly in most situations they just disappear off into the sunset to never be heard from again.
  3. Grew up with them. My father was a mechanic and we used to use them all the time when working on cars trying to start screws in tough areas. I have used the same one to start both Philips head and straight blade screws, but I believe they may make one special for Philips head. Great tool for cheap money.
  4. Joey all you needed was a screw starter. You can usually find them at Auto Parts stores. Tape it to a wooden dowl you would have been all set.
  5. I tip the guys $20 a piece when the boat is pulled and launched. If they work on the boat for me, depending on the job, I will up the anti to $50 for the guy who did the work. I have never had an issue with any of the guys at the marina and they have done me favors when I was in a bind. One hand wash's the other. Tipping works. Back in the day, some of the old time yard customers used to give the guys a case a beer. Those days are gone. I bet a lot of guys don't tip.
  6. Thank you this is helps.
  7. Looks like this spring it will be war at my house. Did you spread the niban both outside and under the crawl space? I never saw them before. In fact I don't even see them in the crawl space. I am hoping I got them early with 3 bombings over a 10 day period. Especially when I doubled up on the bombs. This could be ugly. ' Did you plug around the pipes with foam or with steel wool?
  8. Fred Funny that you have them. They showed up at our house in early October. Never saw one before. Especially amazing because I pretty much saturated the foundation and ground with Bifin about two weeks before they showed up. I was trying to get rid of the average everyday cricket. Dam things can jump. Had a tough time getting the first couple until I figured out that the vacuum was the answer. Suck them right up. I bombed the crawl space. That night I had more scrambling around. Probably chased them out. So I bombed it again, this time I doubled up the bombs. Then it got quite for a week then they show up again. So I bombed the crawl space again. I have not seen one since, but now that it is getting cold lets see what happens.
  9. Move up the line a little and look in towns like River Edge. Still on the Pascack Valley line. I lived in East Rutherford years ago, my wife worked out in Wayne. When we moved we moved up the line to Hillsdale, my train ride increased a little, but believe it or not my wife's commute got better. Depending on how you hit the traffic light about 5 minutes from the Parkway. She used to run Parkway to Rt. 80. Beat driving 3 and 46. Problem is nothing is cheap in Bergen County.
  10. Lyndhurst is a nice town. Take a look at East Rutherford also. Lower Tax's. Rutherford is really nice but expensive. A lot of old Colonials in Rutherford. East Rutherford was originally more of a blue collar town. A lot of nice towns in that area. Convenient to shopping and getting into New York.
  11. Fred I have heard about the charcoal trick before. I would think it has to dry out for a bit before that would work. Just be careful, you will need to make sure there are no dried leaves around since it may take a couple of days to smolder down. Looking online I found several ways of burning the stumps out, but using anything that ignites like Kerosene sounds iffy near a house. Try drilling out the center and filling it with lit charcoal. Everything I read said drill the holes deep so it burns all the way down.
  12. Fred I have never had any luck with those granules. I found that in South Jersey, the termites finish it off in about 3 years. You might be able to rent a small stump grinder. Otherwise dig around it and try to cut it off so it is below the ground then bury it. If it is not too big it should not be too much of an issue.
  13. I just picked up the LG G7 ThinQ on Saturday. The sound on it is great. Easy to understand the person you are talking to. The camera takes great shots. Has two lenses, one for wide angle. I was going to get either the Google Pixle or the Samsung 8 but the Verizon Rep talked me into the LG. A little cheaper and they claimed better. Most of the staff in the store were using he LG ThinQ. Only a week but so far so good. Nest year Spring and LG are planning on pushing out a new 5 G phone and network.