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Foolish spending

July 1, 2013
 
 
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JabbaTheHutt

Jul-03-13 7:43 AM

Yeah, it's a good thing. I thought about possibly getting a new hauler to do both, but then I think, why pay for my recycling pickup when I do it myself for free right now? So for me, so long as the drop off bins stay where they are, I'll continue doing what I do. Hopefully you can cut back on your trash a bit by taking advantage of single stream pick up.

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GysgtUSMC

Jul-02-13 2:18 PM

Jabba, I'll be the first to admit that the only recycling I do is the curbside pickup that doesn't amount to much. And I'm sure there are others like me. I'm guilty of being too lazy to haul stuff to the drop off centers. I think this program would give me and those like me the initiative to recycle as much as possible.

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JohnZook

Jul-02-13 1:21 PM

High Taxes= Pension costs.

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JabbaTheHutt

Jul-02-13 9:03 AM

GysgtUSMC... wow, three cans of trash a week? I have a family of 3 and only put out one full bag a month. I recycle as much as I can and load up my truck and take it to the bins here in SW by the dike, behind CVS. Cardboard, cereal boxes, junk mail, magazines, Webb Weekly's (they go from the mailbox right to the recycling bin), steel cans, aluminum cans, plastic jars and bottles, glass jars. Just wondering what you are throwing away that it takes 3 cans a week.

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pinecr

Jul-02-13 9:03 AM

Good idea writer, however, if we made them do that they would say we were invading their privacy, forcing them into being slaves, etc. All we do for them is feed and clothe them, give them medical services, and then leave them out on the street to harm again...that is our social society, too many bleeding hearts, and then they wonder why our jails are overcrowded.

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GysgtUSMC

Jul-02-13 7:20 AM

Mr. Shaman I think you should volunteer to go the county jail and be a mentor to these poor inmates that need guidance.

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MrShaman

Jul-02-13 5:55 AM

"Absolutely!!! With an (already) record-number of Americans being confined (compared to the REST-of-the-World)...what's the big problem with making our situation a marketplace-$ucce$$...and, resurrect the slave-labor option??!!! "

At best John, this comment is ridiculous!" - rmiller

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I can't be held responsible for your ridiculous comments. Go to Plan B.

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rmiller

Jul-01-13 6:51 PM

Good food for thought, michaelpaternostro

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rmiller

Jul-01-13 6:49 PM

"Absolutely!!! With an (already) record-number of Americans being confined (compared to the REST-of-the-World)...what's the big problem with making our situation a marketplace-$ucce$$...and, resurrect the slave-labor option??!!! "

At best John, this comment is ridiculous!

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rmiller

Jul-01-13 6:48 PM

We feed, clothe and shelter them even after they have broken the law. At least they could do is provide manual labor for the state/county.

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Josh84

Jul-01-13 1:06 PM

How so Zippie?>>>>>>

"The 13th Amendment of the American Constitution in 1865 explicitly allows penal labour as it states that "neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for a crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction." Unconvicted detainees awaiting trial cannot be forced to participate in forced rehabilitative labor programs in prison as it violates the Thirteenth Amendment."

Wiki "penal labour"

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Zippie

Jul-01-13 11:03 AM

Putting "inmates" to work outside the prison walls opens up the County to all kinds of law suits.

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michaelpaternostro

Jul-01-13 9:02 AM

I know that the point was about county spending, but lets just start at the top and work our way down.Everybody wants, but who is going to pay?

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michaelpaternostro

Jul-01-13 7:47 AM

If the landfill can operate at a profit then they deserve the equipment and if it helps the environment, all the better. Foolish spending is more like Paying for Obamas trip to Africa, giving Ecuador another single penny of our tax dollars or any other country that hates us for that matter,that is foolish spending.Foolish spending is also building a gym for the inmates (Islamic Terrorists) at Guantanamo Bay and buying them Foreign weight lifting equipment because they refuse to use the equipment made in the USA and paying to move our flags so they cant see them, now thats FOOLISH.....GET your prioritys straight please.

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GysgtUSMC

Jul-01-13 6:28 AM

Mr. Kelley I would have to disagree with you. If the local garbage haulers are willing to go along with this program, it will be a good thing. The list of materials that you are able to throw in one large bin each week is very inclusive and would leave very little regular garbage to be hauled off to the land fill, especially if you have a garbage disposal. It would save space at our land fills and of course be environmentally friendly. I have already spoken to my collector and he doesn't sound like he's willing to participate in the program so I'll switch to someone that does. I currently put out 3 cans a week for collection and I'm figuring that will be cut to one can a week.

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MrShaman

Jul-01-13 6:14 AM

"Commissioners should be ashamed, first to spend millions when the the Lycoming County jail is packed with a work force, to pick and separate recycling material. No wonder our taxes are so high." - Francis (Frank) Kelley Jr

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Absolutely!!! With an (already) record-number of Americans being confined (compared to the REST-of-the-World)...what's the big problem with making our situation a marketplace-$ucce$$...and, resurrect the slave-labor option??!!!

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