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re: Anybody traveled to Portugal? - Tree_Fall
I've been twice and had wonderful times. Most of my time was spent in Lisbon and Aveiro. Lisbon is a large city with a nice mix of historical/cultural along with modern (good subway system). Aveiro is a small university town up the coast near Porto. Not much to do, but the city is trying to deve...
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re: Centipede - low spots - Tree_Fall
Bulk dirt or river silt carry really high risks of a host of weeds. Bagged soil may be weed free, but most brands are little more than finely ground mulch and will compact in a couple of years. Possible alternative is to top low areas with clean sand then till into existing soil... then more san...
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re: Tree on property line disagreement - Tree_Fall
I have used Scott Courtwright of Trinity Tree Service to inspect worrisome trees. https://www.trinitytreeconsultants.com/ Respected arborist. Cost should be under $200 but demand for his service may have impacted that. Another factor is whether the tree is infested with termites. It's a b...
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re: Boards opinion on new nuclear power plants? - Tree_Fall
Realizing the limited future of civilian nuclear power LSU shutdown its Nuclear Engineering program many years ago. Biggest problem remains safe perpetual storage. Even if a site can be found (not so far) the big risk is during shipment to that site by rail across entire US...accident or terrori...
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re: Could Oil Pipelines Solve America’s Water Crisis? - Louisiana Related - Tree_Fall
Anybody remember the Texas Water Plan of late 60's? Divert Mississippi in So Louisiana to West TX reservoirs. Then let it gravity feed across that state turning coastal bays into freshwater lakes. Forget watering CA. There are Texans still eyeing Louisiana water. ...
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re: I was asked to donate a relatives military items to LSU's Ole War Skule museum - Tree_Fall
McVicks' info and suggestions are excellent....
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re: France Vacation with Family - options outside of Paris? - Tree_Fall
After Paris take train to Bordeaux (museums, art, wine) then rent a car and drive into Dordogne region. Popular with French families on holiday, many kid-friendly attractions, extremely historic...even prehistoric sites. Did this with extended family a few years ago. You need a cottage where you...
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re: I was asked to donate a relatives military items to LSU's Ole War Skule museum - Tree_Fall
The Middleton fiasco certainly proved that LSU has many incompetents filling positions at several levels of admin. But donating items of historical and family value to a university that does not value it's museums is simply not a good idea. If the donation is pretty it might end up on a wall in Th...
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re: Anyone here in the air on morning of 9/11? - Tree_Fall
I flew Delta to London and then train to Southampton. Then did a walk to fight jetlag exhaustion. Got back to hotel to find everybody in the bar watching tower one attack. Lots of delays/trouble getting home via Boston/Atlanta. Brits were outstanding and help helpful. Brit media did not pull...
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re: Military members to “quit” if faced with mandatory vaccinations - Tree_Fall
Oct 69, draftee Basic at Ft Polk. Training on Sat was a long "half day" that ended with shot line. Med techs on the right and left, injection guns as well as disposable syringes. A few guys fainted. Called a South East Asia Series. Learned years later that some of the inoculations were expe...
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re: Overall leadership at LSU is weak - Tree_Fall
Starting about 2010 LSU began filling dean and higher admin positions with complete incompetents to fill the slots vacated by the good people hired away by better universities. About the same time the Systems Building started filling up politically connected recent graduates. It will take 20 yea...
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