Yes... just ask my husband. He complains because he's got the better plumbing for peeing in a bottle than I do, so he fills the bottle just less than 1/2 full of water, pees in it until it's full and we pour it on one of our several wood chip piles. As Mike Jay has said, we too are in an area where getting wood chips is cheap or free, but hay is pricey and hard to get. I wish I had a reliable source of coffee grounds, but I do have one restaurant where they save their veggie prep scraps (onion bits, cabbage cores, some fruit skins etc). I find it does a much better job of heating the pile if I dig a hole and drop a bucket full in and then cover it.
pee in it
Not only do Constitutions need to have the flexibility to grow with the huge changes happening around us, but also the changes that happen to language itself. For example, as a child "gay" meant "happy", but that is no longer the case. There are plenty of historical situations of functional societies falling into ruin and of politicians trying to turn back the clock when they could be looking for real solutions to the hole their society has dug for itself.
The original intent no longer fits how the majority of people live
so it will need to be altered and made more complex until it does.
Cloud-based gaming, in which graphics processing is conducted on remote servers, is especially energy intensive, increasing overall electricity use by as much as 60 percent for desktop computers and 300 percent for laptops.
That is excellent news if you're right! This is generally a busy time of year, so if people are taking the time to hang out at "our house" that is wonderful. I've certainly enjoyed a number of threads this week - particularly the two about books and libraries, two of my favorite things.
looking at this last week, I think the numbers are going up again
Stacy 1) if you can afford it, some libraries that are outside your 'tax' region will allow you to join for the equivalent of the taxes you aren't paying, 2) this sounds like a good issue to bring up at your local "City Hall" or its equivalent.
they don't participate in the county library system
This might seem like a bizarre suggestion, but one of my pet peeves is the apparent drop in the quality of driving in my community. I'd like to see a driver trainer computer in my library for anyone to use. It would help people assess their abilities and remind them of things they've gotten sloppy about. With the large number of seniors in my community, it is becoming a larger issue, as they've got the highest accident rate after the beginner driver. I also agree with Raven's suggestions about giving people access to professional journals and online training courses.
what can libraries do to improve
so I'd like to put my vote in that some of them do need to be non-fiction! I admit my eldest was an outlier, but one of his favourite books at age two was called, "Turtles, Toads and Frogs". It's been long since loved to death, but it supports the point I'm going to make. There are some excellent nature books with good pictures and short descriptions that really appeal to young children and I would meet other parents at our local library who were shocked that I would be looking for good young children's non-fiction as well as fiction. This can be more true of boys (later supported by our Elementary School Librarian) and I have to admit that both my kids used to be boys, (but they'd like to be called "men" now!), but with the state of science education in some areas, I would encourage parents to try non-fiction out on their daughters and sons. A number of the books mentioned by people sound close to non-fiction, but it would be difficult for me to be sure of that just from the title. We need all humans in the next generation to be science and "true story" literate without scaring them with how desperate the planet is.
That's not to say they need to be non-fiction
When the kids were young, one of them got grey socks, the other black. I knew *exactly* who to call if socks were left abandoned! We had two bins in the bedroom, "light" and "dark" and the kids knew by age 4 to sort their stuff. This had the added advantage that one kid's socks landed in each bin! I made sure that racks were "kid-height" so coats got hung and I started very early at giving them "kid-sized" responsibilities. Similarly, in the kitchen the shelves for plates/bowls/cups for everyday use are actually in a pantry closet near the kitchen table rather than over the counter where a) the kids couldn't reach and b) setting the table would potentially interfere with dinner prep.
I HATE that socks come in multicolor packs.