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29 April 2010 | Nocturno

Posted on 04/29/2010 10:31:08 AM PDT by Nocturno

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To: EternalVigilance

Wish I could have a garden. I had one many years ago and just as everything started getting ripe enough to pick, everything would disappear. Same goes for my fruit trees. I love green plums so I have one tree that lived past 2 or 3 years. Last year, I went out one evening to see if any were ripe and there were lots. I just thought that I would go back out the next morning to get them. Well, imagine my surprise to find every plum on my tree gone. I think I have some other 2 legged “friends” who love plums, too.


51 posted on 04/29/2010 11:11:34 AM PDT by MamaB (If you see someone without a smile, give them yours.)
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To: MamaB

put up a game camera and catch the culprit


52 posted on 04/29/2010 11:13:34 AM PDT by 1000 silverlings (everything that deceives, also enchants: Plato)
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To: Nocturno

I’ve never had anoyone but hubby or I do the yard and garden work?


53 posted on 04/29/2010 11:16:05 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Nocturno

Same folks who’ve always done it - my husband, with a little help from me. I supervise. :-)


54 posted on 04/29/2010 11:16:39 AM PDT by knittnmom ("...only dead fish 'go with the flow'". - Sarah Palin 7/09)
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To: albie

???


55 posted on 04/29/2010 11:18:27 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different)
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To: truthguy

When I was a kid I mowed all of our neighbors lawns, picked weeds, shoveled snow, and did what ever I could for a buck.

I was never broke, always had a few bucks in my pocket, and I gave my mother half of what I made.

Today, my college kids have a hard time finding part-time summer jobs because there aren’t any. Illegals have them all. So it’s not because our kids don’t want to work, there aren’t any jobs to find.
Even one of our local schools who usually have summer jobs for kids doing clean up stuff, have started using Mexicans.


56 posted on 04/29/2010 11:19:04 AM PDT by Frenchtown Dan
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To: Bean Counter

I am teaching my 11 year old to mow grass and weed eat..by next summer he can start knocking on neighbors doors to do some yard work and earn a little extra money.


57 posted on 04/29/2010 11:20:24 AM PDT by kacres
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To: Frenchtown Dan

AS my husband says just watch one episode of “Dirty Jobs” and you will find out that there are no jobs Americans won’t do!


58 posted on 04/29/2010 11:21:55 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: kacres

Awesome! My nearly 16 year old used to want to offer to mow lawns when he was 11, but was disappointed to find that everyone either did their own lawncare or hired illegals. He couldn’t compete.


59 posted on 04/29/2010 11:22:02 AM PDT by HungarianGypsy
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To: anonsquared

Right


60 posted on 04/29/2010 11:24:28 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different)
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To: Deb
The same people who did it before the invasion.

When I was a kid in the 1950's the gardeners were almost all Japanese......ours was named "George", but since he didn't speak a word of English, I highly doubt that was his real name.

He wore a funny cap, which I recognized down the line when TV started to show Japanese soldiers in World War II.

61 posted on 04/29/2010 11:24:31 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: MamaB

Good for you, I’m glad you verified his citizenship prior to hiring him.


62 posted on 04/29/2010 11:27:13 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different)
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To: HungarianGypsy

My neighbor across the street hires Mexicans, don’t know if they are illegal, but just in case she may need some help..one reason We are preparing our boy, plus alot of people in our neighborhood work long hours..and may want the help, but the main reason is he needs and wants some responsibility.


63 posted on 04/29/2010 11:27:29 AM PDT by kacres
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To: 1000 silverlings

Well, if a kid has a choice to go to jail or mow your yard, you pretty much know he should be in jail, right?


64 posted on 04/29/2010 11:28:39 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different)
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To: MamaB

...sounds more like a squirrel invasion. We get ‘em shaking citrus out of the trees; I’ve seen ‘em run off with grapefruit.


65 posted on 04/29/2010 11:29:59 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: stuartcr

Richmond, VA


66 posted on 04/29/2010 11:31:44 AM PDT by albie
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To: 1000 silverlings

“Around here the best football player loads hay with his father and does ranch work”

...which is why he’s the best football player. Probably says “no ma’am”, “yes sir” and “pardon me” too.


67 posted on 04/29/2010 11:34:40 AM PDT by albie
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To: chris_bdba

You’re right, and I love that show, and I can’t remember ever seeing one illegal on it.


68 posted on 04/29/2010 11:35:39 AM PDT by Frenchtown Dan
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To: brytlea
Imagine how thin and tan we will all get?

And the money we'll save on gym memberships?

69 posted on 04/29/2010 11:35:39 AM PDT by nina0113
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To: nina0113

Not to mention we will be too tired to get into trouble!


70 posted on 04/29/2010 11:36:51 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: albie

You should tell those IT guys to head for Tidewater or DC area. If they can get a clearance, there’s always work.


71 posted on 04/29/2010 11:40:15 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different)
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To: truthguy; All

Did you know there is a really dumb law in NYS that prevents teens from getting yard work, deli work, etc?

Those under 18 years are not permitted to use any “dangerous” equipment, like lawn mowers, weed-whackers, cold cut slicers, and so on.

You would be out of luck now, truthguy, if you lived in NYS and were just a kid.


72 posted on 04/29/2010 11:41:46 AM PDT by jacquej
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To: Nocturno

I’m have my very own illegal alien gardener and lawn and hedge trimmer. It’s me. I do it myself and pay myself illegal alien peon wages. It’s all good.


73 posted on 04/29/2010 11:43:11 AM PDT by dennisw (It all comes 'round again --Fairport)
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To: stuartcr; albie
Where do you live? I’ve never seen anyone other than the home owners or businesses mowing or doing yard work.

Don't know about Albie, but I'm in Virginia, and when my disabled neighbor needed yard help, he put an ad on craigslist offering $8 an hour and had to take it down before noon because his phone was ringing off the hook with people begging to work for him for that.

74 posted on 04/29/2010 11:45:17 AM PDT by nina0113
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To: Non-Sequitur

“Root hog, or die” is a common American catch-phrase dating from well before 1834.[1] Coming from the early colonial practice of turning pigs loose in the woods to fend for themselves, the term is an idiomatic expression for self-reliance

****** from wikipedia


75 posted on 04/29/2010 11:45:31 AM PDT by dennisw (It all comes 'round again --Fairport)
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To: stuartcr

“Someone that will charge a lot more, and want health insurance.”

The same person as now, after amnesty.


76 posted on 04/29/2010 11:46:14 AM PDT by PLMerite (Ride to the sound of the Guns - I'll probably need help.)
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To: stuartcr

It’s not specifically IT guys but I’m seeing more professionals working in blue collar now. Two blocks away from where I live is a guy who was in engineering at Quimonda when they closed 14 months ago and now he’s laying mulch for the neighborhood while he’s looking.

It’s admirable and I like supporting anyone in a situation like that. Nothing wrong with getting dirty.


77 posted on 04/29/2010 11:48:05 AM PDT by albie
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To: truthguy
Today the neighborhood kids (at least in my neighborhood) think they are too good to do this work.

The guy across the street sent his teens over to help with our yardwork once. He said not to even worry about paying them because they owed him so much money.

78 posted on 04/29/2010 11:49:09 AM PDT by nina0113
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To: albie

Not at all.


79 posted on 04/29/2010 11:49:34 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different)
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To: PLMerite

Then, no change.


80 posted on 04/29/2010 11:50:32 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different)
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To: jacquej
No doubt that law was written by union lawyers.

Unions and lawyers have their places but neither can be trusted with power.

81 posted on 04/29/2010 12:01:30 PM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

Heading outside to go do it now. No illegal is stepping foot in my yard. Ever.”

Same here.

I take care of my dogs & my 6 horses myself.


82 posted on 04/29/2010 12:06:39 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: 1000 silverlings
Around here the best football player loads hay with his father and does ranch work

They must be some stout S.O.B.s. Around here the bales are 2,000 to 3,000 pounds.

83 posted on 04/29/2010 12:10:09 PM PDT by kitchen (One battle rifle for each person, and a spare for each pair.)
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To: jacquej

There’s always such a thing as flying under the radar.


84 posted on 04/29/2010 12:23:30 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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To: nina0113
The guy across the street sent his teens over to help with our yardwork once. He said not to even worry about paying them because they owed him so much money.

So who did you pay or was it a freebie?
85 posted on 04/29/2010 12:25:20 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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To: kitchen

They are, around here, they don’t pick up those size bales, they just pick the barn up and set it down around them


86 posted on 04/29/2010 12:36:10 PM PDT by 1000 silverlings (everything that deceives, also enchants: Plato)
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To: truthguy

It was a freebie! We did try to give him money, but he wouldn’t take it. He told us to use them any time we wanted, but we feel like that’s taking advantage. He’s such a hardworking guy himself I think it must really frustrate him that they refuse to work. One’s out of high school but not in college or employed, the other is a senior I think. Also not employed. They even have their mom’s hand-me-down car to drive.


87 posted on 04/29/2010 12:36:44 PM PDT by nina0113
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To: MamaB
Wish I could have a garden. . . Well, imagine my surprise to find every plum on my tree gone.

I have two small gardens and both are full of veggies. Tomatoes are loaded already. I had to pull up the leaf lettuce but will plant something in that spot.

I have a pear tree in the front lawn. Lots of fruit on it this year again. It was loaded last year, until we had a bad hail storm. The year before that, we had been eating some and giving away bags of pears.

One evening I went to throw something into the trash and a racoon had climbed up the tree, knocked off ever remaining pear and the deer were under the tree eating away.

88 posted on 04/29/2010 12:51:08 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Remember in November. Clean the house on Nov. 2. / Progressive is a PC word for liberal democrat.)
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To: Arrowhead1952
I have not seen that many squirrels since my neighbor hates them. I have seen loads of rabbits, though. Can they climb trees? lol. I think all the birds share in my plums and figs since I see spots on them where it looks like they were pecked. Love my birds though. I have a swing on my patio and one year my daughter and I were sitting in it. We kept seeing hummingbirds flitting about. One kept dive-bombing me. We finally decided the bird liked my red shirt. I would love to have a garden but with all of my allergies, it is just too hard to deal with them. I can just stick my head out the door and my poor head pays the price for it. Have tried all kinds of pills but nothing seems to work. I told a friend that I should start wearing a mask when I go outside. He thought it was a good idea.

Do you live in the country with all of the deer? A friend use to feed a raccoon which kept coming in her yard. Don't know what happened to it. So called progress is taking away all of the places they use to live.

Do owls eat fruit? I hear a bunch of them at night. One came down my chimney years ago. I called my neighbor and he came over. He was going to kill that beautiful white owl. I told him, no thanks, got a pillowcase and got it out that way. It was the first time I had seen one that close.

89 posted on 04/29/2010 1:06:05 PM PDT by MamaB (If you see someone without a smile, give them yours.)
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To: Arrowhead1952
I have not seen that many squirrels since my neighbor hates them. I have seen loads of rabbits, though. Can they climb trees? lol. I think all the birds share in my plums and figs since I see spots on them where it looks like they were pecked. Love my birds though. I have a swing on my patio and one year my daughter and I were sitting in it. We kept seeing hummingbirds flitting about. One kept dive-bombing me. We finally decided the bird liked my red shirt. I would love to have a garden but with all of my allergies, it is just too hard to deal with them. I can just stick my head out the door and my poor head pays the price for it. Have tried all kinds of pills but nothing seems to work. I told a friend that I should start wearing a mask when I go outside. He thought it was a good idea.

Do you live in the country with all of the deer? A friend use to feed a raccoon which kept coming in her yard. Don't know what happened to it. So called progress is taking away all of the places they use to live.

Do owls eat fruit? I hear a bunch of them at night. One came down my chimney years ago. I called my neighbor and he came over. He was going to kill that beautiful white owl. I told him, no thanks, got a pillowcase and got it out that way. It was the first time I had seen one that close.

90 posted on 04/29/2010 1:06:12 PM PDT by MamaB (If you see someone without a smile, give them yours.)
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To: Arrowhead1952
I have not seen that many squirrels since my neighbor hates them. I have seen loads of rabbits, though. Can they climb trees? lol. I think all the birds share in my plums and figs since I see spots on them where it looks like they were pecked. Love my birds though. I have a swing on my patio and one year my daughter and I were sitting in it. We kept seeing hummingbirds flitting about. One kept dive-bombing me. We finally decided the bird liked my red shirt. I would love to have a garden but with all of my allergies, it is just too hard to deal with them. I can just stick my head out the door and my poor head pays the price for it. Have tried all kinds of pills but nothing seems to work. I told a friend that I should start wearing a mask when I go outside. He thought it was a good idea.

Do you live in the country with all of the deer? A friend use to feed a raccoon which kept coming in her yard. Don't know what happened to it. So called progress is taking away all of the places they use to live.

Do owls eat fruit? I hear a bunch of them at night. One came down my chimney years ago. I called my neighbor and he came over. He was going to kill that beautiful white owl. I told him, no thanks, got a pillowcase and got it out that way. It was the first time I had seen one that close.

91 posted on 04/29/2010 1:06:18 PM PDT by MamaB (If you see someone without a smile, give them yours.)
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To: MamaB

Sorry for the triple post. Computer is acting up.


92 posted on 04/29/2010 1:07:42 PM PDT by MamaB (If you see someone without a smile, give them yours.)
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To: MamaB

I bet you got opossums and tree voles. But cleaning out the whole tree,mmmm, you got a Sasquatch


93 posted on 04/29/2010 1:10:22 PM PDT by 1000 silverlings (everything that deceives, also enchants: Plato)
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To: albie

yep, doesn’t talk much, I’ve seen him go from chubby to mean and lean in just a couple of years


94 posted on 04/29/2010 1:11:30 PM PDT by 1000 silverlings (everything that deceives, also enchants: Plato)
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To: Nocturno

Get gravel and make it a parking lot. Put picnic tables up..have a party every evening..A burn pit to roast marshmallows..


95 posted on 04/29/2010 1:13:01 PM PDT by Armedanddangerous (Montani Semper Liberi)
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To: MamaB

Squirrels eat fruit for sure. I used to have a nice peach tree when we lived in Austin and the squirrels would take a few bites out of the fruit and then drop them for another ripe peach. Several of those left the property in my trash bin. Possums do eat fruit as well.

Actually, we live in a city, but the ordinances are strict about fences in front yards. Same with my back yard which is on a golf course. I had to have a 50% see through fence on that side, but now the deer stay out. We have already seen newborn fawns this spring.


96 posted on 04/29/2010 1:19:35 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Remember in November. Clean the house on Nov. 2. / Progressive is a PC word for liberal democrat.)
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To: truthguy
The best thing that could happen is for us to give this work back over to our teenagers. It would be good for the country and would instill a work effort in our young.

Great idea.

97 posted on 04/29/2010 1:36:37 PM PDT by GOPJ ("Draw Mohammad Day" - - May 20, 2010 - Draw for freedom - draw for your children't freedom.)
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To: Nocturno

College and high school kids used to organize them into land scapers before the illegals came along. My brother made a lot of money every summer doing that.


98 posted on 04/29/2010 1:48:18 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: 1000 silverlings

LOL! Thanks for the chuckle!


99 posted on 04/30/2010 9:47:47 AM PDT by knittnmom ("...only dead fish 'go with the flow'". - Sarah Palin 7/09)
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To: ErnBatavia
Wow, you're right. There were even Japanese gardeners in the 60s when I was paying attention. I had forgotten them. I just remembered the neighborhood boys who would come to our house and ask my Mom if they mow our lawn. Then one day...along with the kids who used to bus tables...they were gone.

Creepy about the hat and kinda sad.

100 posted on 04/30/2010 12:55:16 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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