Monday, June 30, 2014

Cheating at the gas pump! Check this out!

"Something I received in the mail I would like to share with you all! 



                                We’ve all heard about this dishonest businesses, this is a reminder to always request a receipt and check it especially when purchasing gas on trips.      

Read the following-----

Note the first sentence.  Gone are the days when we can assume fair play.  Then, too, gas was much cheaper, and it wouldn't have mattered as much.

This is especially prevalent at places owned by foreign born entities. In some case, they even have counterfeit Department of Agriculture  stickers to put on the pumps when they re-calibrate. The State seldom physically inspects the pumps as it is very labor intensive, so it often goes overlooked for months or years. I usually buy all my gas at Sam's Club, but always get receipts wherever I have to get fuel. Often, I will pump exactly ONE GALLON and check the pump pricing before continuing the fill up, and even then, I am aware of how much fuel I should get within a couple of tenths of a gallon from experience.  


This is true. It happened to them three weeks ago somewhere in Pomona on our way to Penchant. The pump should have totaled @ $68.00 (and change). When the receipt was printed, and she checked it was $ 77.00 (and change). She got mad, went inside the store, asked for a calculator and let them do the math. They refunded her. she told them that if they cheat, they had better make it right. Normally, her husband would skip printing the receipt. Not her. We saw on the news the other night that this is happening everywhere.  

Brian pumped exactly one gallon of gas. The price did not match the cost of one gallon. It was higher. He went inside and complained, got a refund.  

There is also a number on each pump that you can call and complain.  

This is a true story, so read it carefully.  

I stopped at a BP gas station in GA. My truck's gas gauge was on 1/4 of a tank. I use the mid-grade, which was priced at $3.71 per gallon. When my tank is at this point, it takes somewhere around  
14 gallons to fill When the pump showed 14 gallons had been pumped, I began to slow it down. Then, to my surprise, it went to 15, then 16. I even looked under my truck to see if it was being spilled. It was not.  

Then it showed 17 gallons on the pump. It stopped at 18 gallons. This was very strange to me, since my truck has only an 18 gallon tank. I went on my way a little confused, then on the evening news I heard a report that  
1 out of 4 gas stations had calibrated their pumps to show more gas had been pumped than a person actually got.  

Here is how to check a pump to see if you are getting the right amount:  

Whichever grade you are using, put EXACTLY 1 (one) GALLON in your tank, then look at the dollar amount. If the dollar amount is not EXACTLY the price of the fuel PRICE ADVERTISED, then the pumps are rigged.  

In my case, as I said, the mid-grade was $3.71 per gallon; my dollar amount for 1 gallons should have been $3.71.

I wish I had checked the pump. It doesn't matter where you pump gas, please check the 1 gallon price. If you do find a station that is cheating, contact the state Agriculture Department, and direct your comments to the Commissioner, the info is on the gas pumps.  

Please don't delete this until you have sent it to all people in your address book. We need to put a stop to this outrageous cheating of customers. The gas companies are making enough profits at honest rates.


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Natural Wasp Spray: Get Rid of our Wasps, No Raid Required!

How to Get Rid of Wasps Naturally
Long pants and a hoodie on a 95-degree day?
You bet, if you’re trying to get rid of bees.
At least, we thought we were trying to get rid of bees, which is what we call everything that buzzes and threatens to sting, but really it’s most likely that we were aiming to get rid of a wasp nest.
Last summer we noticed a softball-sized wasp nest above our garage door, with plenty of angry wasps swarming around. My husband wanted to go buy some wasp spray, and he even tried but was a half hour too late for the local hardware store’s small-town closing time.
Providence, I thought.
I was just certain my homemade insecticidal soap that we use to kill ants naturally would work awesome as a natural wasp killer, and after a little bit of Swagbucks searching which yielded positive results for soapy water killing bees, hornets and wasps, he agreed to try.
Donning the proverbial wasp killing outfit,  with his sweatshirt hood pulled upHose End Sprayer for Natural Wasp Killer Spray around his face, my husband wielded our weapon of choice: hose-end sprayer filled with hot water and dishsoap. (image at right from Zoysia Farms)
I crossed my fingers as he exited the door, hoping I wouldn’t be eating foot for dessert. (As in, “Open mouth, insert foot,” because I was so very wrong.)
He returned in one piece and in awe.
“That was the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen,” he stammered. “They just…died.”
He strongly emphasizes that the power of the water gave him an advantage over the bees wasps, who were stunned and then died before they could chase him.

Read more at:
http://www.kitchenstewardship.com/2013/05/29/natural-wasp-spray-we-got-rid-of-our-wasps-no-raid-required/#cMjs7Ub7JakUfwVH.99
natural wasp spray killer
  • Use a good amount of dishwashing liquid in a hose-end sprayer, about 1/4 cup.
  • Get the water going until the suds begin.
  • Blast the nest from as far away as you can be (bee? ha!) while still maintaining a powerful spray.
  • Do the deed in the evening (dusk or later) after all the wasps have come home for the night.
  • And wear long pants and sleeves, just in case…especially if you have low water pressure. Winking smile
The soapy water works, by the way, because insects of all kinds wear their skeletons on the outside. The cohesive property of water generally prevents the water from entering their exoskeleton, but soap breaks the surface tension of water. Soapy water ultimately drowns bees, wasps, hornets (and ants, if you’re battling them in the house).

Well, I hope you found this as interesting as I did, and I hope that it helps you!  HAPPY SUMMER EVERYONE!
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Read more at http://www.kitchenstewardship.com/2013/05/29/natural-wasp-spray-we-got-rid-of-our-wasps-no-raid-required/#cMjs7Ub7JakUfwVH.99

Sunday, June 15, 2014

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