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Old 05-21-2012, 06:36 PM   #44 (permalink)
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I usually ask my Dr. to write my prescriptions for older drugs which have been on the market longer and usually have a generic form. All my medicines are generic which I can buy through my mail order pharmacy for $20. for a three month supply.

Just think of all the cars that were wasted during the cash for clunkers program. I had a true clunker ('88 Escort with over 500K miles) I had thought about trading it for a new car, but couldn't even get the cash incentive on it because it got too good of gas mileage.

When I worked construction I often saw 2x4's, 2x6's, 2x8's, 2x10's, 2x12's and plywood just left laying on the ground and ended up being thrown in the dumpster. I was working on a country club one time and the roofer was leaving 1/2-3/4 sheets of new 5/8" plywood just laying where they would cut off a small amount. One afternoon after work I loaded my truck up and took it home. I've also brought home 2x4's that had been used in temporary walls that would have been thrown instead of being reused. I worked for one superintendent that would have us save any 2x's, that were at least 2' long, plywood that was reusable, etc., for reuse, the jobs he managed always had higher profit levels than most jobs the company had. We were finishing up one of his jobs and getting ready to start another one time, we loaded up a dump truck and made several trips of used wood and stick built concrete forms and took them to the new job to use instead of buying new materials and having to build new forms. This saved budgeted material money on the new job. The superintendent would buy us any materials we needed, but he required we get good use of them before they ended up in a landfill.

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