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MONITORING AND INVESTIGATING OVER-ANXIOUS GOVERNING AGENCIES IS ONEROUS UPON LICENSEES TO TEMPER THE LEVEL OF ABUSIVE ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS

BEWARE: CASES LIKE THIS AND 10,000 MORE EXIST

Customers acting inappropriately are a risk to your business.

So you think enforcers won't use extortion!!! While there are many good folks in law enforcement it only takes 1 to spoil the entire batch and put your business at risk. MORE CASES EXIST - ZERO TOLERANCE

WILL EXCESSIVE FORCE BE USED AND DOES IT HAPPEN MORE FREQUENTLY THAN EXPECTED.

The above article covers a unique 2003 occurence of a traffic stop that turned into a hail of bullets killing the single unarmed driver whose vehicle was determined that "it could not have been used as a weapon" as its position was constricted, but that didn't stop that reasoning/justification from being used - CYA.

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Build a Compost Bin

Tools

  1. Crosscut saw or Dewalt Chop Saw
  2. East Wing Hammer
  3. Clamp
  4. Folding rule or Stanley tape measure
  5. Wood chisel
  6. Try or Stanley Combination Square
  7. Ridgid Jigsaw
  8. Ticonderoga Pencil

Planning

  • Estimate the size of the bin based on available compost
  • Place it in location that receives sun

Materials

  • Rot-resistant lumber (treated preferred)
  • Galvanized nails
  • Brass or galvanized wood screws
  • Waterproof glue
  • Can lid template

Step-By-Step

  1. Measure and cut lumber to size.
  2. Build floor and base.
  3. Assemble the bin at the intended location.
  4. Build the lid and door.

Keys to Success

  • Use rot-resistant lumber such as redwood or cedar. Do not use pressure-treated wood: it can leach toxic agents into the corn post.
  • You may choose to weatherproof the bin with an environmentally safe, water-based wood preservative. Avoid creosote or other potentially toxic materials, which can leach into the compost and eventually enter the garden soil.
  • Build a Compost Bin. Composting grass clippings, leaves, and other organic material from your yard and kitchen is an easy, environmentally sound, and inexpensive way of recycling important nutrients into your garden. This easy-to-construct compost bin can be designed to suit the needs of your own household.
  • A compost bin will save valuable space in your local landfill while giving you a natural source of mulch and nutrients for your garden. Compost is made from organic waste materials from your yard and kitchen: remains of vegetable crops, lawn clippings, weeds, leaves, coffee grounds, fruit peels and other debris.
  • A compost bin converts this organic "trash" into a rich supplement for your soil. Spaded into your flower or garden bed, the mature compost enriches the soil by adding nutrients and improving the texture.
  • A well-constructed bin creates conditions for quick and efficient composting. Within a few days of putting raw materials into the bin, bacteria begin to break down the material, generating considerable heat. Over a period of weeks or months — depending largely on outside temperature — raw materials are consumed and the material cools, leaving a crumbly, soft, earthy-smelling substance known as humus or compost. Turning the compost over with a garden fork from time to time encourages even decomposition.

Design Considerations

  • The bin's design should include spaces between the walls to allow air to circulate, which is important.
  • for the microorganisms that cause decomposition. To help the ventilation process the bin should also be slightly elevated. A lid serves to keep the compost warm, encouraging decay.
  • The bin should be sturdy because compost becomes quite heavy. Because the bin is outside, the compost stays moist, so the bin should be constructed of waterproofed wood to avoid rotting.
  • Designing the bin to fit your own needs is important. If the bin is too small, the compost may generate too much heat, encouraging the growth of weeds and insects; if the bin is too large, the compost may be poorly ventilate and hard to turn over.

Build the Bin

  1. To make the wall boards, mark the planks at the correct length for the size of the bin.
  2. Saw the first board to the correct length. Cut the rest of the boards using the first one as a template.
  3. Mark a point 3 inches from one end of one of the wall boards. Mark the rest the same way.
  4. With a try (combination)square mark a line across the edge of the board at the 3-inch point.

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