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Old 03-10-2013, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Maybe we can have a thread where someone can explain to me why it is my responsibility if someone drowns in my unfenced pool and how the American people agreed to this...

OD
I don't think that it takes a whole thread. The basic concept is one of construction. There is a place in Vermont called Huntington Gorge. It is a favorite swimming hole in the summer, but has some treacherous undertows. Over a dozen people have died there over the years, but the landowner is not responsible. The gorge is a natural landscape feature. If, OTOH, he BUILT a stream with a treacherous undertow, or changed an existing stream to have an undertow, he would be responsible if people came to it and drowned. "If you build it, they will come."
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:57 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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We compost what we can, recycle what we can and burn the rest. That's the beauty of living in the country, you don't have to be dependent upon someone else to remove your garbage.

My advice to the OP would be to keep your garbage container in the garage/by the house, until you need to set it out for the garbage men to pick up.

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Old 03-10-2013, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Cody, WY
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Maybe we can have a thread where someone can explain to me why it is my responsibility if someone drowns in my unfenced pool and how the American people agreed to this...

OD
You don't need a thread for this. Read Mr. Blackstone. It's English Common Law. When I attended high school the teacher talked about it at length when we studied the Constitution. I did attend a private college preparatory school.

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Old 03-10-2013, 03:19 PM
 
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Here we pay for once a week Trash pick up.Last week end was opening of Trout Season,there is Camping across the road from us,Sunday one group was getting ready to pull out my wife was watching one Guy looking in our Trash Can ,he had a Bag of Trash,our Can was full so he put it in their Dumpster.

brushrunner
Get one of those battery operated stick on the windows alarms. They are very loud. Next time they do this and open the lid will probably be the last. Hopefully they do it in the evening because their next action will be to shower and change their pants and underwear.

If you want something easier, get one of those rubber rattle snakes, a real big fat one. Lay it on top. If you are using someone else's can they'll look inside first to make sure there is room. Video tape the results, it ought to be really funny.

Remove the rubber snake before trash pickup. They'll probably never figure out the snake is fake but none of them are going to try to put trash in there anymore.
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Old 03-10-2013, 04:54 PM
 
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Well no trouble this weekend.No one there,probably won't be until the end of May when Floating Season starts.

Speaking of Floating Season.Big Notice at all the Outfitters Not Responsible for Injuries or Death once they are on the river and I thought this funny,If a Person Moons or Flashes **** can be Ticketed and have to Register as a Sex Offender.

brushrunner
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Old 03-30-2013, 10:33 AM
 
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I wouldn't care if someone wanted to put a bag of garbage in my garbage can..not at ALL!!!
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:53 AM
 
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Yay for the campers for putting their trash into some trash container!

I lived on a ranch for a few years where we had to drive through open state land to get to the house. I signed up with the area trash service and had them put the dumpster at the entrance. I got a call from someone at the state saying I couldn't have it there on public land, but convinced them to let me leave it because the tourists and locals that played on the state land were also using it instead of flinging trash out their windows or stuffing it in draws and under rocks.

It greatly reduced the litter on that land and made it better for everyone. Very small price to pay.
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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I would also feel a little weird about people getting into my trash, although I also see that it may be better than people throwing their trash on the side of the road. The way I see it, the OP has a few options:
1. ignore it, let people do what they will. If this is the route you go, I would make sure that you carefully shred any important papers you throw away.
2. don't set your trash out until trash day, and then bring the container back to the house as soon as possible after pickup
3. put a lock on your can. I don't know how these work but I know I have seen cans/dumpsters with chains and locks on them. You would need to unlock it the day the trash people come, and then lock it back up after. This would be easier than dragging the can back and forth, but the chain/lock might be an expense.
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