The Rats In New York

According to article I have read, a lot of New Yorkers are raising their voice of complaints regarding the huge growth of rat population in the city. For this year, the city has received over 20,000 complaints from residents.

One New Yorker even said that the rats are taking over the Big Apple. I have been in New York before and I definitely saw a lot of rats in the city, especially in the downtown New York and the ghettos. You would even see them stand upright and greet you while twitching their nose. Seeing one would surely freak you out because these rats are used to humans. They have the guts to run around the city and walk amidst the crowd. What makes them scarier is the fact that these rats are not afraid of anything at all! If you live in New York, you would probably see hundreds of rats in your lifetime. I am not trying to slander the Big Apple here OK. I am just stating the fact… the fact that there are lots of rats in the city. Estimates say that there are about 2 million rats living in the city. Others would say it is close to 8 million and there are still others who would say there’s at least one rat for every person living in the city. If it comes to the latter, then that’s a huge, huge number of rats.

In my opinion, it is not a surprise why there are lots of rats in NEW YORK. First and foremost, New York is one of the most populous city in the country and given the fact that rats coexist with humans, then there’s no doubt that there would be plenty of rats in the city. Second, there’s a huge sewer system underneath the city, in which most rats breed and stay. Third, New York trash problem, which becomes a rich buffet for these rodents. Most of all, the public health officials are still unable to find the perfect solution against this scourge.

Good thing I have long left the Big Apple. If I was still living there, then maybe I would still be plagued with rats. If and if only if there are rats in the place I am currently living in, I know there’s nothing to be worried about. This is because I can always rely on rodent pest control Huntington Beach to take care of it.

What I Learned About Engine Oil Additives

Just the other day, my friends and I were having a discussion about cars. Although I have no car for I prefer public transport to save money, I was still able to join the discussion because I have some knowledge about cars. This is thanks to the information I have gathered from various articles I have read and second hand information I got from other people. I guess you could say I am not ignorant about cars.

Everything was going well since we were able to voice our opinions and share the knowledge we had. Unfortunately, things got out of hand when one of my friends moved the topic to diesel engine oil additives. They became stubborn with their opinions since they have different point of views when it comes to the best engine oil additive. This time, I can’t join their fiery arguments since I have no car and I have no information about oil additives.

When I came home that night, I became more interested about oil additives, especially when I saw my friends arguing about it. I turned on my laptop and began researching about oil additives.

It turns out there are different kinds of oil additives in the market and they are all claiming to be the best. They boast of the benefits they bring and have various convincing testimonials. I learned a lot from what I have read. I learned that oil additives may be natural or synthetic. I learned that the benefits range from improving the viscosity of the engine oil to reducing fuel consumption. I also learned that there are oil benefits that can clean the engine and while there are others that may bring harm to the engine instead.

Wow. There’s so much I need to learn about engine oil additives. Maybe, by the time I buy my own car I might have decided which engine oil additive I would use.

The Pope Joke

The Pope goes to New York, and gets picked up at the airport by a limousine. He looks at the beautiful car and says to the driver, “You know, I hardly ever get to drive. Would you please let me?”

The driver is understandably hesitant and says, “I’m sorry, but I don’t think I’m supposed to do that.”

But the Pope persists, “Please?”

The driver finally lets up, “Oh, alright, I can’t really say no to the Pope.”

So the Pope takes the wheel, and boy, is he a speed demon! He hits the gas and goes around 100 mph in a 45 zone. A policeman notices and pulls him over. The cop walks up and asks the Pope to wind the window down. Startled and surprised, the young officer asks the Pope to wait a minute. He goes back to his patrol car and radios the chief.

Cop: Chief, I have a problem.

Chief: What sort of problem?

Cop: Well, you see, I pulled over this guy for driving way over the speed limit, but it’s someone really important.

Chief: Important like the mayor?

Cop: No, no, much more important than that.

Chief: Important like the governor?

Cop: Way more important than that.

Chief: Like the president?

Cop: Much more important.

Chief: “Who’s more important than the president?”

Cop: “I don’t know but he has the Pope DRIVING for him!”

Why A Business Fails


Many businesses end up being failures and there are many reasons why it happens. The biggest reason why businesses fail is poor management – the owners lack expertise, knowledge/understanding and skills in particular business related areas like finance, employee management, production, purchasing and many others. Fortunately, it is easy to avoid this pitfall by simply admitting to yourself what you lack then seek help, educate yourself and learn so that you can avert the failure of your business.

Neglect can also be a reason for downfall and that is the second most know reason for failed businesses. A business is not something you can just put up and leave to operate on its own. It has to be taken cared of regularly. You have to study and study, especially about your market, your customer and many other data that would keep your business afloat.

A common reason why a business fails is insufficient capital. In running a business, a good amount of money is needed. The amount should be enough not just to start the business but to make it stay in operation for a long time. In other words, you need to prepare enough funds to cover the costs until your sales would be enough to pay for it.

A business may fail if you have zero business plans. You know, when it comes to running a business you should have a plan to make sure your business runs efficiently. You need a plan on how you could face potential problems. You need a plan on how you could manage your business’ finances. You need a plan against your competition. You need a plan for marketing and promotions. You need a plan for many other business related issues.

Location is vital in putting up a business. A good location will enable a business to thrive and survive while a poor choice of location will lead to a business’ downfall even with good management. When choosing a location consider the traffic, accessibility, customers, competitors, parking, lighting, condition of the building, history and community.

Last possible reason that could lead to a failed business is not adapting to the latest trend in marketing. Nowadays, it is the age of small business online marketing services and a lot of businesses still can’t see how effective this is when it comes to getting customers. And usually, those who failed to see its effectiveness end up losing customers, losing profit and losing their businesses.

Anyone who has experienced losing their business would understand what I would say next. Losing a business is a huge heartbreaking moment. This is why as much as possible avoid it from ever happening.

Affordability an Issue in Buying Cars Today

It is true that we are seeing signs of improvement in our economy and that a lot of people are now having jobs. But still, this doesn’t change the fact that it is still difficult to afford a new car. Even leasing a car is quite costly.

Many of my friends and acquaintances still cannot afford to buy a new car… especially with the pay they have.  Even I had a difficult time acquiring a new car, which is why I understand their concerns with the costs of a car as well as the maintenance and operational costs they would have to take care each month once they finally have a car.

I strongly believe affordability will be a huge issue for most individuals looking for cars today. Many are having a tough time trying to manage their finances, especially if they have other important bills to pay like mortgages, student loans and bank loans.

Furthermore, there’s the issue of rising prices.

Each and every new car that rolls out is becoming more and more expensive as they come with more and more features. And a lot of buyers are put off because of the expensive price tags of new vehicles.

If car manufacturers continue to disregard this, they are sure going to lose their customers in the long run.

What Questions You Should Ask To Movers

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The challenge when it comes to moving is to know which questions you should ask. If you don’t know what to ask, chances are you would go around in circles. Round and round you go. Just asking any questions without getting the answers you need to make that right decision. Furthermore, if you don’t know what questions to ask, definitely you would have difficulties in assessing whether this company is suitable for you or your plan to move.

Fortunately, I have listed down several questions you should when you are interviewing or speaking with movers.


How long have you been in business?

Of course, you should ask movers about this. The rule of thumb when it comes to moving companies is the more years they have in service, the more skills and experience they have in moving. And obviously, if they have been in this business for many years, then that means they must be doing good and a lot of people trust them.


Are you registered or do you have a registration number?

Asking for the registration number is like asking whether they are a legit moving company or not. If they don’t have a registration number or would fail to provide one, then there’s a huge chance that they are illegitimate. And if you move with an illegitimate moving company, you would have no way to go after them once they run away with your money or something similar.


What are your rates and do you have additional fees?

Asking for rates is a natural thing to do. In fact, this should not be forgotten. Hiring moving services means you need for it. And if you don’t know their rates or additional fees, you would compromise not only yourself and pocket but also your belongings. There are a lot of companies that would take your belongings hostage if you don’t pay them you know. KEEP THIS IN MIND!


Are you insured?

When you move, you need protection. That kind of protection is what we call “INSURANCE”. The moving company has to be insured so that in case your belongings or home is damaged, they got it covered.


Do you have complaints against you?

Many moving companies would say they don’t have any complaints against them, but it won’t hurt asking this question.


Can you provide any referrals?

Legitimate and reliable moving companies would always provide referrals of their happy customers. They would also help you by giving you information regarding where you could find moving company reviews Denver.

Worrying Too Much Would Not Help Your Move

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It is not easy to move, especially since moving is an arduous process that involves a lot of things like calling the movers Denver, packing your belongings, cleaning your house, throwing unnecessary stuff and deciding when is the best time for you to move. And since moving is a difficult thing, a lot of people would end up having to struggle. They would find themselves rubbing their head because it is already aching thanks to the stressful experience they have to face.

But in my opinion, there’s no need to be stressed about moving. Yes, it is difficult and there are a lot of things to take care of, but there’s no need to dwell on those things. The more you dwell on the difficulties the more stressful it becomes. So relax man! You would only make things even worse if you think too much of your move.

So how worse is worse?

Picture this out, you are about to move, but you are worrying about the huge piano on your living room… more particularly, how would you be able to move it out of your house and in to the new one. Dwelling too much on this problem would not solve the problem. In fact, you are just giving yourself an additional worry and to be honest the solution to this problem would not come from you. You just need to talk to your mover and discuss this problem. Surely, they can provide you an effective solution, which they always do.

More often than not, the problems you worry too much about your move are self-inflicted. Like for instance, you are worrying about the possibility that your vases, fragile and important items might be damaged during the move. If you don’t want to worry about this, then you should pack and secure them yourself until you are satisfied they wouldn’t get damaged.

So, if you are about to move you shouldn’t worry too much because worrying too much would not help at all.

Why Book Hotel Stay Online

Did you know that if you want to book for a hotel reservation, it would be better if you go online to do this? Why would it be better? Well, there are many reasons why it would be a better choice. In this post, I would share to you a few reasons why you should rather book a hotel reservation online. You should book for a hotel reservation online because it is a very convenient thing to do. You don’t have to ask your friends, family or colleagues for hotels that they can recommend. Definitely you don’t need to get that large and bulky telephone directory just to search for hotels. You don’t need to go to travel agencies for hotel inquiries. Most of all, you wouldn’t be wasting a lot of your time trying to book a hotel room for you.

If you book online, you would get discounts and freebies. Usually, sites that offer online hotel bookings would also provide much lower rates or special offers that cannot be obtained if you book for a hotel room the regular way. If you book a hotel stay this way, you would be able to save money which you can use on other things necessary for your travel or vacation. It is also a good idea to book online because it is easier to know what facilities the hotel can offer to you. Usually, hotel websites would tell what are the available features or facilities they have. With this, you will be able to know if the hotel has the things that you want or not.

Another reason why it would be better to book a hotel stay online is the fact that it is way easier. Just do a Google search for Australia luxury accommodation and then you can find several sites wherein you can book for a hotel accommodation. You could also check for yourself the available hotels and hotel rooms they have as well as their respective rates. You can never do this over the phone.

Best of all, if you book online and decide to cancel, you wouldn’t be charged with anything just because you have cancelled your booking. Definitely, this is a huge plus for people who have ever changing schedules.

So there we have it, those are the reasons why it is a good idea to book online. If you are planning to take a vacation or going on a trip, make sure you book a hotel accommodation online first.

Very Horny Rooster

This farmer has about 200 hens, but no rooster, and he wants chicks. So he goes down the road to the next farmer and asks if he has a rooster which he would sell. The other farmer says, “Yeah, I’ve this great rooster, named Randy. He’ll service every chicken you got, no problem.” Well, Randy the rooster costs a lot of money, but, farmer decides he’d be worth it. So, he buys Randy and takes the rooster home. He then sets him down in the barnyard and gives the rooster a pep talk, “Randy, I want you to pace yourself now. You’ve got a lot of chickens to service here, and you cost me a lot of money. Consequently, I’ll need you to do a good job. “So, take your time and have some fun,” the farmer ended with a chuckle.

r943943_10013617Randy seemed to understand, so the farmer points toward the hen house, and Randy took off like a shot. WHAM! Randy nails every hen in the hen house three or four times, and the farmer is really shocked. After that the farmer hears a commotion in the duck pen, sure enough, Randy is in there. Later, the farmer sees Randy after the flock of geese down by the lake. Once again, WHAM! He gets all the geese. By sunset he sees Randy out in the fields chasing quail and pheasants. The farmer is distraught — worried that his expensive rooster won’t even last 24 hours. Sure enough, the farmer goes to bed and wakes up the next day to find Randy dead as a doorknob — stone cold in the middle of the yard and buzzards are circling overhead. The farmer, saddened by the loss of such a colorful and expensive animal, shakes his head and says, “Oh, Randy, I told you to pace yourself. I tried to get you to slow down, now look what you’ve done to yourself.” Randy opens one eye, nods toward the buzzards circling in the sky and says, “SHHHH, they’re getting closer…”

Choosing The Right Neighborhood To Move Into

It is no longer easy to tell whether a neighborhood is bad or not. In the past, you just have to make a quick drive across the neighborhood to see if there are many properties being abandoned or ask the local authorities for the neighborhood’s current situation. If properties are well kept and local authorities give a “thumbs up” approval when it comes to security, status and value then the neighborhood is a keeper.

How would you know if the neighborhood is something you would find favorable? Here are some tips that would help in finding the perfect neighborhood for you. Know what kind of neighborhood you want. Give a concrete definition of the neighborhood you want to live in. Do you want a neighborhood near by the sea? Do you want one that is serene and peaceful? Do you want to live in a family oriented neighborhood, college town, suburbs, city center or rural neighborhood?

Check out the public services available in the neighborhood. When neighborhood is financially down, towns and cities usually cut back on certain public services offered such as police, parks and libraries. Drive through the neighborhood and look for clues regarding the city or town’s financial condition. Do you see police officials patrolling the street? Are the streets and parks clean? Is the library cutting down its open hours?

If you have kids or are planning to have one, you have to check the local schools. It is important to know the quality of education the local schools provide. Do a research about the local schools or speak with the parents for they can tell how well or bad the schools are. Of course, talk to potential neighbors. If you are checking out the neighborhood, it is important to talk to those who are living in it. Who knows better than those who are currently living there?

When it comes to moving to a new house, it is very easy to change the things you don’t like. However, when it comes to the neighborhood, there’s no way you can change something so easily. Thus, it is really important to do early legwork and research to know whether you are choosing the right neighborhood or not. It would be even better if you have real estate Anglesea