The VENT Thread

BaroqueAgain1
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Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:37 pm

Just because straws may be too small to see in that photo, or small enough that wave action doesn't wash them ashore, doesn't mean that they don't add to the billions of plastic bits in the oceans.
They aren't necessary, so there is little excuse to keep adding them to the planet's plastic pollution. :roll:
stark
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Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:24 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Just because straws may be too small to see in that photo, or small enough that wave action doesn't wash them ashore, doesn't mean that they don't add to the billions of plastic bits in the oceans.
They aren't necessary, so there is little excuse to keep adding them to the planet's plastic pollution. :roll:
Try telling that to somebody whose half their face doesn't function and they can't drink without one!
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
BaroqueAgain1
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Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:54 pm

You don't need to tell me that. My elderly mother reached the point where she had trouble chewing any food, so straws were needed.
Paper straws would work for that purpose.
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Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:38 am

stark wrote:What's next???
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – The Miss America Organization is dropping the swimsuit competition from its nationally televised broadcast, saying it will no longer judge contestants on their appearance.
BaroqueAgain1 wrote:I don't know. Maybe women being hired based on their abilities and not on their looks, and paid the same as men in the same job? :P
And now there's an opinion from somebody like this to consider.....

https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Style/miss-u ... d=56352460
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Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:59 pm

Today's poll @ MSN.....

Would you support a ban on plastic drinking straws?
51%Yes
36%No
13%I don’t know
Total responses: 217,865 votes
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
BaroqueAgain1
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Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:21 pm

Does this ban only apply to the straws supplied at restaurants and fast food businesses? If so, that would still allow us to buy those specialty plastic straws at stores, suitable for those who have difficulties eating solid food.
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Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:39 pm

Another MSN survey...

Do you use plastic drinking straws at home or when you eat out?
44%Yes
33%Sometimes
23%No
Total responses: 516,010 vote
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
WarBiscuit
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Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:21 pm

This whole Straw conversation sucks. Just revert to paper straws - they did the job just fine for thousands of years (yeah, the ancient Egyptians used straws made of Papyrus and Sycamore bark). I do see that Amazon advertises a biodegradable plastic straw for those who cannot give up plastic, but wish to be environmentally conscious. Probably not too many here remember the days of glass straws at soda fountains and restaurants. Safe only for those possessing a brain today...

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Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:14 pm

More from MSN......

Would you support a ban on plastic drinking straws?
52%Yes
36%No
12%I don’t know
Total responses: 350,736 votes

I wonder if they told the voters that businesses will be passing on the new added costs similar to the 10cent rule for recyclable bags at the supermarkets?

And some exotic bars that serve umbrella drinks that require a straw.....they're thinking about going to reusable metal, hmmm!
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
BaroqueAgain1
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Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:40 pm

I don't have to pay the 10 cents at the grocery store...because I started collecting reusable canvas bags years ago. The exception is the ONE paper bag I acquire each week for my kitchen rubbish bin. ;)
RuffiantoRags
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Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:58 am

My dad does not have to struggle anymore with Alzheimer's. He lost his battle early this morning, 3 days before his 89th birthday.
Love you forever dad.
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Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:11 am

Very sorry for your loss R2R.

Remember the good times!
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BaroqueAgain1
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Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:03 pm

I am so sorry R2R. I know the challenges of dealing with dementia in a parent with failing health, which is hard on all the caregivers. I'm sending you and your family love and healing thoughts.
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Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:39 pm

In deepest sympathy, R2R.
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Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:53 pm

Sorry for your loss, R2R. I hope you and your family are able to find peace during this difficult time.
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Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:00 am

RuffiantoRags wrote:My dad does not have to struggle anymore with Alzheimer's. He lost his battle early this morning, 3 days before his 89th birthday.
Love you forever dad.
Sorry, Ruff. My father also suffers with this terrible disease; although lifestyle changes have really slowed the progression there is no going back. I feel your pain. I hate ALZ.
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Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:53 pm

RuffiantoRags wrote:My dad does not have to struggle anymore with Alzheimer's. He lost his battle early this morning, 3 days before his 89th birthday.
Love you forever dad.
I'm sorry for your loss.
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Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:22 pm

RuffiantoRags wrote:My dad does not have to struggle anymore with Alzheimer's. He lost his battle early this morning, 3 days before his 89th birthday.
Love you forever dad.
A dreadful disease. Like a picture puzzle, a piece of the brain disappears almost every day. We went through it with my mother-in-law. My poor husband - such a faithful to the end son. I am so sorry for your loss.
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Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:07 am

My family and I buried dad yesterday. It was a beautiful day, beautiful ceremony, and we all have beautiful memories. I was able to read my
story about dad, my grown children did too. Mom who is also at the same nursing home dad was, did great. She's recovering from a stroke,
but had direct instructions earlier of what she wanted dad to wear (a suit he wore on his last work day at IBM). We all put in what was appropriate
to have with dad, a bird statute, pictures, a tie pin of an airplane propeller, his log book when he flew planes, and an un built model plane. Following,
the family gathered at a local restaurant to continue to celebrate dad and catch up on what everyone has been doing in their lives. It was beautiful,
out on a covered deck overlooking the Hudson River, watching boats go by. Dad would have wanted to be there. It just went so well, and I am
so pleased, which also helps me with closure. Thank you all for your comments here.
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Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:41 am

Sounds lovely R2R.

And a good reminder for me to continue working on my dash.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsY6UrFIsNs
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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