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04 August 2008 @ 10:34 pm
Multipost...  
A multipost of interesting things before I disappear into this ferschluggina project for health class for the next 36 hours 0_o Wednesday evening can NOT come soon enough.

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Firstly, a link from my mom, actually. Save the Plastic Bag. com. Apparently, plastic bags are better for the environment than cutting down trees, but the greenies want them banned based on false data.

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Oh, this is SO wibble-worthy! Homeless vet reunited with 'soul mate' he thought was dying. If you can watch the vid without wibbling than you're stronger than I am.

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You're trying to save gas, right? 'Cause you're not made of money? Well, have you considered hypermiling? I've been trying to practice a lot of this lately, but the most interesting thing I've found is where they link to a guy who's been doing traffic experiments. Apparently, by saving gas and not stopping all the time you're also helping to relieve the traffic behind you in jams. So it saves gas AND saves others gas.

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The good news: Repairpal.com will tell you how much you should expect to be charged for the car service you need in your area, to help you avoid being overcharged. The bad news: The numbers I'm getting are several hundred higher than I've been quoted from MY local guys for the work I've gotten recently, but maybe they'll still be useful to you.
 
 
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postrophe on August 5th, 2008 07:58 am (UTC)
Read the paper story last week, they had lots more data and they ran it two days; first, searching for the vet, then telling everyone they'd found him....
(The guy walked in the door while they were filming! How cool is that?) That doesn't happen nearly enough for me... if I could I'd arrange this kind of thing every day and twice on Sundays.

(I thought wibble was a bad thing?)

The 'traffic experiments' just sound like a nice thing to do for other drivers (and I've done things like that myself... why pass on the mess to others?)

Aren't the ones who want to save plastic bags greenies too? (Or what are they?)

Bookmarking repairpal... thanx!
Fritters: Ed Resting by Frittersfritters on August 5th, 2008 04:17 pm (UTC)
Wibble isn't bad or good, it just means yer fightin' them back.

And I'm honestly not caring about the environment so much on the plastic bags as I reacted to the point that roaches love paper bags so much that even Orkin warns you not to use them.
postrophe on August 6th, 2008 05:43 am (UTC)
Roaches. Eeeeew.
Fritters: TT Robin Shocked by Frittersfritters on August 6th, 2008 02:54 pm (UTC)
Yeah, apparently using paper bags in an AWESOME way to bring roaches home...
Phoenix Anew: phoenixphoenix_anew on August 5th, 2008 02:18 pm (UTC)
Actually most of the "green" commercials I've heard lately are saying that plastic bags are better than paper bags. However the "best" option (according to them) is to spend $10 a pop on canvas bags to reuse. Honestly I always reuse my plastic grocery bags as litter trash bags or lunch carriers so I don't feel the least bit guilty about taking them home from the grocery.

I try to do the hypermiling thing whenever I can.. sometimes when I'm stressed or aggravated I tend to forget though. It does make a difference.

Frittersfritters on August 5th, 2008 04:21 pm (UTC)
Yeah, we use our plastic bags for cat litter.

I think hypermiling is catching on, but people still seem to get annoyed and swoosh around me for not jackrabbiting around here...
Garykingu on August 5th, 2008 03:39 pm (UTC)
The 'demon' plastic bags are just visible, and alas, too many causes are over what's visible, not what's a real issue. By all means, use a canvas tote (or even those buck bags they sell at the markets now), but for pete's sake folks, those plastic bags came into being as a huge response to people not wanting trees used to make paper bags! (Then again, we grow the trees for that purpose..)
Robyn Goodfellow: huh?robyngoodfellow on August 6th, 2008 06:38 am (UTC)
My dad always picked the route with the least number of stop signs/lights, since it meant he wouldn't have to apply his brakes as often...
Fritters: Ed Nodding by Frittersfritters on August 6th, 2008 02:55 pm (UTC)
Apparently, well ahead of his time.