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Luke's Ancient Kyber Crystal New Details! - Star Wars The Last Jedi

The Space Traveler (The Space Traveler Saga) Paperback and digital

The only name he goes by in this story and in the fictional universe, is the Space Traveler. No, it's not his real name and it's not on any official documents. So why you may ask does he go by his title instead of a fancy nickname like the Assessor, Inspector Planet, Captain Cool or even Duke Starhopper? Well, I will tell you why but you may not like it. Itís basically because our protagonist in this adventure is a real wise guy. The Unified Connection appointed him to be an Inspector of the seven planets. What does he inspect you are wondering? He is inspecting for dlom, which is an invasive, deadly particulate. When breathed in, it can either control, immobilize or kill within time. The Space Traveler can smell, taste and feel dlom whenever it is near. What I like most about this story is our main character and the many strange and weird beings he meets, until he dies at the endÖ

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Flood & Water Damage / Water Damage Medford NY - I'll just do it myself!
« Last post by Dominick Manieri on September 24, 2017, 09:26:34 AM »
I'll just do it myself!  One of my most famous sayings...i was saying it again on a Saturday afternoon when none of my employees were available to work! They always complain when its slow that they need money, they need hours.....but when you call, they are no where to be found...I couldn't turn away the work so the bossman went and did this water damage in Medford NY Long Island. It was approx a 1000 sq ft basement that had a back up...thankfully no fecal matter but there was a funky odor present. I removed all the carpet, padding, tack strip and some sheetrock walls w/insulation....took my almost 6 hours to complete on my own...the best part was that i didn't have to pay anyone for working today and the money goes right into the company! As much as it is nice to have the help it was actually a peaceful one complaining, no one to look after...and the customer tipped me $40 bucks to boot! HAHA  ;D  Another satisfied customer, another job well done!

Indoor Air Quality & Occupant Safety / Who's Testing Your Drinking Water Indiana?
« Last post by JasonYost on September 22, 2017, 11:03:57 AM »
Various types of Indoor Environmental Quality tests and inspectors are advertised throughout the industry.  What I'd like to focus on in this blog is drinking water, and who you may encounter coming out to test your drinking water.
.... was also my salesmen, I purchased the top package and, after the install I found out just what kind of lairs they really are. ..... assured me that my pH would be 6.5 or less (lie) when I called I got nothing but the run around from customer service. Everyone especially disabled vets avoid doing business with this company. I just talked to them again and they said they would contact me tomorrow to set up an install to fix my problem. I will update this tomorrow if they don't delete my review.
This person hired a company to test his drinking water; a company that sold water purification systems.  And, as you can see from his review, he was not pleased with their work.  This bring us to an important question you need to ask anyone you're hiring to test your drinking water:  Do you sell products or provide restorative/remedial (plumbing or water) services?  If they do this is a conflict of interest.

As one gets to know this company, one finds things like this:
New Water Testing Positions Available. Hiring Now!

Interviewing Applicants in Terre Haute, Indiana.

$850 per Week.

Company training provided for positions in Water & Air testing. Training and work starts immediately: ..... 
*No Experience Necessary.

(Yes.  The bold type is a direct quote from them.  I did not add it.)

No experience necessary.  Does that assure you that the person you're hiring to test your water can provide for your needs?  Well, before we answer that question, let's see what a former employee says about his training:
At the interview, they give next to no information on the job you're actually going to be doing. They train in large groups, and in my training group, none of us knew what the job was. They build the job up, make it sound amazing and easy, but it's not. ...  I always felt incredibly stressed while working this job.

Does this sound like someone who will meet your needs if you hire them to test your drinking water?

Now, I'm not judging this company (and that's why I'm not mentioning names), but it does illustrate a problem we, industrial hygienists, see often: Opportunistic product and restorative sales companies trying to test the IEQ of buildings in order to sell their products or services to people and businesses.  And, it's not isolated to drinking water.  Perhaps in another blog I'll give you examples of a company who tests for mold.  We'll see.

If you're seeking someone to consult you on your IEQ, whether it's your drinking water, air quality or other environmental conditions, insist on a company with college educated and certified inspectors and consultants - who don't sell products or provide restorative or remedial services.  Avoid the uneducated, bias opinion of these companies.  Invest in your own empowerment.

Don't take chances, gain empowering Solutions - today!
thanks Jason, most of the protocols i receive do specify to shut the scrubbers off prior to testing...some say 2-4 hours some say 24 hours....what about the dehumidifiers..should these be left running to maintain the proper humidity? or will this alter the air test as well?

I'd recommend longer period than 2-4 hours to allow the small, lighter particles to settle.  Although air filtration devices utilize HEPA-grade filtration, the smaller particles can pass through the filters and escape these units due to the rate of air flow and pressure in the air filtration device.  A good inspector will know how to test surfaces as well as the air to confirm the project.  What you don't want, though, is for the air filtration device to negatively reflect on the air quality, i.e. be the source of contamination in the air.  I usually say 12-24 hours before the inspection.

As far as the dehumidifier, I usually don't recommend they remain running. 

And, with all equipment, cover the equipment when you shut them off and/or take them out of the structure.
Medical, Wellness, & Health / Re: Is exercising daily important to your overall health?
« Last post by JasonYost on September 20, 2017, 10:25:17 AM »
I've been learning and teaching some sort of kung-fu for thirty-nine years.  During that time I have seen a lot of people do exercises that used their body incorrectly, harming their bodies in the process.  That type of exercise is not helpful; it's harmful.

Exercising should be performed for a specific reason and in concert with our biology - not against it.  And, it should be practical; in other words, it should allow us to use what we exercise in our lives.  Certain exercises that I've seen people do not only subtract from a practical application (as I stated earlier) they harm us (and thereby prevent us) from practical wellness and living.

Practical exercise for life is the very meaning of kung-fu (way of life).  Some try to make it supernatural, which is ridiculous, but it's not.  The Chinese have saying, "If it's not practical it's no good."  So true.
Services / Re: Fundraiser to help couple displaced by Hurricane Irma.
« Last post by Dominick Manieri on September 20, 2017, 08:43:11 AM »
is this working out?
Business Showcase / Re: Fundraiser to help couple displaced by Hurricane Irma.
« Last post by Dominick Manieri on September 20, 2017, 08:42:48 AM »
how is this working out?
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