Sep 29, 2014

CONSUMER ALERT: Utility Scams Target Wisconsin Small Businesses

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection

Woodpeckers make homes for many creatures, but they damage human homes...my weekly Janesville Gazette Video (No that's not my roof)


Interesting facts about woodpeckers from Wikipedia: "To prevent brain damage from the rapid and repeated impacts, woodpeckers have evolved a number of adaptations to protect the brain. These include small brain size, the orientation of the brain within the skull (which maximises the area of contact between the brain and the skull) and the short duration of contact. The millisecond before contact with wood a thickened nictitating membrane closes, protecting the eye from flying debris. The nostrils are also protected; they are often slit-like and have special feathers to cover them."

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GM Ignition Recall Death Toll Increases Again, 23 Deaths Now Linked To Defective Switches

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What to Say to a Colleague Who’s Been Fired

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Consider These Things Before Buying a Prepaid Cell Phone

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Facebook’s New Ad Service Lets Advertisers Get Up Close And Personal Everywhere You Are

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How to Get Late Fees Waived, Interest Rates Reduced: Just Ask!

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60 Minutes Video - Since 2008, con artists have been filing bogus tax returns and collecting millions - CBS.com

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Beware of Unauthorized $49.95 Credit Card Charges

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Sep 21, 2014

Acrobatic swallows can eat, drink, and bathe while flying

11 Tips for Avoiding Casting Scams

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Casting scams are common in our communities because there is always a new batch of naive young people who want to be stars.

The Most Counterfeited Products and 8 Ways to Avoid Purchasing Them

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Top 500 U.S. E-Retailers - Sears adds in-vehicle returns and exchanges to curbside options

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Consumer Federation warns about automobile insurance pricing ‘scheme’

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Procter & Gamble Removes Microbeads From Toothpastes, Still Insists They’re Safe

Consumerist

Do your homework before selecting an online school, some programs are neither legitimate nor accredited

Federal Trade Commission

Consumerist: "Former Peanut Butter Moguls Found Guilty Of Knowingly Shipping Contaminated Food"

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Here’s What To Do About the Home Depot Hack

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Why Millennials Should Have Kids—and Soon

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10 Places Millennials Are Moving For Bigger Paychecks

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Sep 15, 2014

Talking to Sandhill Cranes in Janesville


Sandhill cranes are fairly social birds that usually live in pairs or family groups through the year. During migration and winter, non-related cranes come together to form "survival groups" which forage and roost together. Such groups often congregate at migration and winter sites, sometimes in the thousands.--Wikipedia

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