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Watery Soap Stops Here.

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Parents, Grandparents, Guardians and all other people who think they have control over what they call kids, I implore you to stop filling soap bottles with water after they’ve run out.
What is your thought process in doing so? Are you so cheap that you cannot simply buy a $1.39 bottle of soap? Even if you were a noble soul and bought that bottle, why do you let it rot under the sink while time and time again you refill the empty watery soap bottle? Sure I’ve badgered any culprit of this practice with enough rhetorical questions, but there is one more thing I’d like them to think about.

 

What do you care about more? The health of your child or the extra dollar in your pocket that you so maliciously saved?

I’m done.

Availability Heuristic: Today’s “Offending” Tweets of The Batman Shooting

People Make Me Sick.

The shooter, I have nothing to say about, since there is already enough coverage on the story and it’s all sad, sick and irrational. However, two tweets have also made the front pages today and everyone involved in them should be ashamed of themselves.

In hindsight, the people who made the tweets should’ve stood their ground when the people who complained about them bashed because it isn’t like they meant to offend.

The news reporters, who were not involved at all, should have stayed out of it and kept their focus on the dramatic and tragic national event that had just happened.

Now for the public. I’ll take bets right now that the government is going to use their “never let a good crisis go to waste” and pull out an IMPOSSIBLY long document that they mysteriously wrote within a week to take as many liberties as physically possible. Hello?! Does anyone remember the Patriot Act!? I wont even bother discussing that one. No one cares about our freedoms (or lack of) anyway.
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yeA_kHHLow]

See, when emotions run high in national emergencies, we lose our freedoms. They admit that RIGHT THERE.

Here’s a few fun facts for today:

“In 2009, 31,347 people were killed by firearms in the United States. That’s an average of 86 people a day. Already this year in Rochester, about 100 people have been shot. Six times as many people who were killed in Aurora today will die by gun violence today across the country.”

“Those killed in Aurora represent less than half a day’s quota of annual gun deaths in the US. Today is the rule, disguised as the exception.”

Oh, and the title? What’s the Availability Heuristic you say? Probably the most common thing that the idiots of America fall for. Why not Google that one. For more on the reactions of today, http://therochesterian.com/2012/07/20/gun-control-mass-shootings-and-pop-culture/

Im done.

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Crush soda, please do explain this one…

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I don’t even have any words for this! Literally, that was my whole blog post. Seventy one grams?!

And people wonder why America is so fat… Seriously. This has so much sodium that it doesn’t even quench anyone’s thirst, so you buy another sugary drink five seconds later. Are people this stupid?

Apparently so…

 

On a related note, i’d love to know why Fanta Soda – the same thing, really – in Europe, made by the same company, has only 13 grams of sugar, compared to your 71 grams, yet its taste was incomparable.

But Fanta is another story, namely, on another blog post:

http://jcoinster.wordpress.com/2012/04/12/european-fanta-vs-american-fanta-huge-difference/

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What’s the worth in having a dog if this is how it lives?

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Guaranteed, you’ve seen a dog living like this. Most likely, you’ve seen it many times, in many different homes. I’ve seen so many dogs cooped up in a cage all day and they only go out to go to the bathroom. Why bother having a dog if you don’t love them? If you don’t run with them. Play with them. Lay with them. LOOK at them. Anything!

Now, i’m no adopt an animal commercial, but seriously, people should reconsider owning a dog if this is how they live their short life. You shouldn’t own a dog to OWN it. To tell your few acquaintances at work how you have a pure bread mini whatever from Germany like it’s a status.

On a related note, i’ve even been scolded for letting my dog run free around my yard, even if she doesn’t set foot near the road or attack dogs when they pass. I’ve had people come onto my lawn to return the dog as if she was lost (You know, ALL the way from the front yard and all.) People make me sick. I’m done.

(PS- The dog in the picture actually isn’t one of those dogs. That was a setup. Doesn’t he look so sad? Nope! I lied! But he can’t like that pink kennel!)

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It’s Time to Reinvent the Wooden Pencil.

Do you see those pencils? Each and every one of them was used no more than a day or two. Unless you carry around a pack of eraser tops to put over the cracked off eraser tops, those pencils are essentially worthless.

Pencil manufacturers need to either start to pack eraser top replacements with their pencils, use higher quality eraser materials or modify the metal rings of pencil tops to be less prone to pinching the eraser, which causes them to break off.

Don’t get me wrong, mechanical pencils have their own quirks too, but at least those pencils often come with replaceable erasers or retractable ones so that after those 2 days of use, you can replace them and continue using them.

Who am I kidding… The wooden pencil will never change. They’re cheap to make and because they are, when they break, we just go right back to the store to buy more. It’s genius!

Did I just write 156 words on pencils? Yes I did.

Stupid Age Facebook Like

I have lost all respect for all of 67,977 people today.

You’ve got to be kidding me right now.

“Like if you see your age?” Ok. Let’s look at the ages they listed. Hmm… Oh. Age 12 to infinity.

Basically, the only people they left out is the group of technologically advanced kids younger than 12 on facebook who would never think to like something so desperate for attention in the first place.

But… I have to admit. My age IS there. Too bad they didn’t threaten me with a time limit to find my age, or say that i’ll get killed if I don’t like the post. Oh well. I’ll take my chances.

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$90 for an ink cartridge? AWW HELL NAW.

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A few days ago, I stopped by a to Staples to find a replacement ink cartridge for my printer, since someone else in my household had decided to print a 70+ page document for themselves. Whether or not they read the document or not (they didn’t, in case you’re wondering) doesn’t matter, because every printer runs out eventually and chances are, the cartridge weighs only a few ounces – if that. So whenever my life is in peril, I turn to the website that solves it all: eBay.
There, I learned about a little known cheat that would save me quite a few bucks. Apparently, ink cartridges are refillable and the ink only costs a few bucks to get yourself. Thanks HP for not mentioning that on, you’ve been a real pal for all these years.

So I bought a pack just to try (I’ll post a link on the bottom so you can use it as a reference) for $6.40. With a price tag like that, how could I not give it a try?It was extremely easy to refill with the pictured directions, so there’s no point in explaining it, but I recommend having a few paper towels on hand…

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All in all, it saved me 80 bucks. So I can’t complain about having ink covered hands. But I really suggest you give this a try, because you’re only lining the pockets of massive corporations that know they’ve been ripping you off for years. No big deal.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/320886254920?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649