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Tech Leaders Encourage Teaching Schoolkids How To Code

7 Jun

 

Ads constantly promote items we can’t live without. Resist!

22 Jul

 

16 things you don’t need

Every waking hour, consumers are bombarded with deals. Online and on TV, in magazines and on the sides of buses, ads show us objects we can’t possibly live without.

Except that we usually can. How do you suppose people managed before greeting card companies made birthday cards “from the cat” or “from me and the dog”? Before applesauce came in tubes? Before we started thinking our blankets needed sleeves?

This list of 16 things you don’t need is by no means exhaustive, but it’s a start.

Disposable income = disposable items

1. Bottled water.
“It’s more expensive than gasoline . . . $6.40 per gallon for a liquid I can get for free at home,” writes Karla Bowsher at Money Talks News. If you live where the water tastes weird (howdy, Phoenix!), get yourself a filter. Bowsher’s article lists top-rated models that start at under $20.

2. Paper plates. For a picnic in the park, maybe. But why not get a set of unbreakable dishes for picnics, barbecues and visits from the grandbabies? That’s certainly greener and ultimately cheaper if you shop thrift stores and yard sales.

3. Paper napkins. Notice a pattern here? Reusable beats disposable any time. I got six cloth napkins for a quarter at a rummage sale; check post-holiday clearance sales, too. Or buy a fabric remnant and sew your own.

4. Paper cups in the bathroom. If you’re that concerned about germs, carry the cup to the kitchen each morning and toss it in the dishwasher. Note: Some people “cup” their palms and bring water to their mouths. Just sayin’.

5. Disposable hand towels. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I first saw these advertised. Neither could Mrs. Money of the Ultimate Money Blog: “The last thing we need is another disposable product, especially one that is pretty much useless and replaces something that has worked well for so many years.” What she said.

Use and toss
6. Disposable flossers. Bathrooms sure are full of, um, waste. Rolls of floss go on sale all the time.

7. Name-brand OTC meds. Compare ingredient labels for any over-the-counter medications you need; when in doubt, talk to the pharmacist. Tip: Know what things cost since name-brand pills might be cheaper with a sale plus coupon and/or rebate.

8. Sandwich bags. No need to buy and toss, buy and toss. Put your PBJs in a reusable container.

9. Lunch bags. They’re still for sale, but I don’t know why. Get yourself a reusable lunchbox or lunch bag. (I found mine in the free box at a yard sale.)

10. Ringtones. Your phone came with a ringer installed. Use it.

11. Diaper Genie.
A mechanized trashcan just for nappies? Throw them in the household garbage just as people did back in the dark ages.

Dogs don’t celebrate Halloween
12. DVDs.
Be honest: How many of your DVDs have been watched more than once? Now: Add up what you’ve spent on them. When your headache goes away, remember you can probably get DVDs free from the public library.

13. Books.
Libraries have books, too. Unless you plan to read a title numerous times (see “DVDs,” above) why are you dropping $30 per hardback? Those best-sellers show up pretty quickly in used-book shops, yard sales and thrift stores.

14. Magazine subscriptions. Are you reading the ones you have? Then why keep subscribing? Your favorites may be available for free at the library. (What swell places libraries are.)

15. Pet costumes. Do I really have to explain?

16. Snuggies. First, put your bathrobe on backward. Next, congratulate yourself on all the money you just saved.

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The Newsroom

27 Jun
What makes the United Statesthe greatest country in the world?

Watch and find out.


Great clip:P
The Newsroom is an American drama television series created by Aaron Sorkin that premiered on HBO on June 24, 2012. The series chronicles the behind-the-scenes events at the fictional Atlantis Cable News (ACN) channel. It features an ensemble cast including Jeff Daniels as anchor Will McAvoy, who, together with his staff set out to put on a news show “in the face of corporate and commercial obstacles and their own personal entanglements.”[1] 

Rage Against the Machine | OpWallstreet

26 Aug

London Riots

9 Aug

If you read anything about  make sure it is this: RT 

MOST OF THE PEOPLE WHO WILL BE WRITING, SPEAKING AND PONTIFICATING ABOUT THE DISORDER THIS WEEKEND HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA WHAT IT IS LIKE TO GROW UP IN A COMMUNITY WHERE THERE ARE NO JOBS, NO SPACE TO LIVE OR MOVE, AND THE POLICE ARE ON THE STREETS STOPPING-AND-SEARCHING YOU AS YOU COME HOME FROM SCHOOL. THE PEOPLE WHO DO WILL BE WAKING UP THIS WEEK IN THE SURE AND CERTAIN KNOWLEDGE THAT AFTER DECADES OF BEING IGNORED AND MARGINALISED AND HARASSED BY THE POLICE, AFTER MONTHS OF SEEING ANY CONCEIVABLE HOPE OF A BETTER FUTURE CONFISCATED, THEY ARE FINALLY ON THE NEWS. IN ONE NBC REPORT, A YOUNG MAN IN TOTTENHAM WAS ASKED IF RIOTING REALLY ACHIEVED ANYTHING: “YES,” SAID THE YOUNG MAN. “YOU WOULDN’T BE TALKING TO ME NOW IF WE DIDN’T RIOT, WOULD YOU?” “TWO MONTHS AGO WE MARCHED TO SCOTLAND YARD, MORE THAN 2,000 OF US, ALL BLACKS, AND IT WAS PEACEFUL AND CALM AND YOU KNOW WHAT? NOT A WORD IN THE PRESS. LAST NIGHT A BIT OF RIOTING AND LOOTING AND LOOK AROUND YOU.” EAVESDROPPING FROM AMONG THE ONLOOKERS, I LOOKED AROUND. A DOZEN TV CREWS AND NEWSPAPER REPORTERS INTERVIEWING THE YOUNG MEN EVERYWHERE ‘’’ THERE ARE COMMUNITIES ALL OVER THE COUNTRY THAT NOBODY PAID ATTENTION TO UNLESS THERE HAD RECENTLY BEEN A RIOT OR A MURDERED CHILD. WELL, THEY’RE PAYING ATTENTION NOW”

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