Consumer information and household hints:
by James K. Sayre
Low-fat Milkman instant dried milk Low fat Milkman
Is L.L.Bean mostly just a front for Chinese communist manufacturing companies? LLBean a front for Chinese communist manufacturers?
Now that the powers that be (a Santa Clara County Superior Court judge and the Schwarzenegger Administration) have agreed to temporally suspend the threatened aerial spraying of pesticide gas over much of the S. F. Bay Area in an attempt to sexually harass a small brown moth, we need to force a complete and final end to this insane plan. . Light Brown Apple Moth threat
Boycott Birds & Blooms magazine, which has outsourced its customer service jobs overseas to the Philippines. Boycott Birds & Blooms maganine
Degrading the environment of third world countries in our quest to improve our California air quality with the production of new "groovy" "green" low-emission vehicles... Green vehicles pollute world
Tell LL Bean Corporation to stop killing the American Buffalo (Bison) to make bison leather shoes and bison leather belts. Tell LL Bean no buffalo.
Comments against planned aerial pesticide spraying of East Bay cities submitted to the Contra Costa Times: Co-existing with a small moth The Contra Costa Times, in its infinite wisdom, removed the first paragraph from my letter and then pawned it off to The Montclarion and The Piedmonter, two much smaller weekly subsidiary papers, which published it on 8 March 2008. Thanks alot.
Checkmate chemicals to be sprayed over Norhern California Cities to sexually harass a small moth. No aerial spraying of Checkmate chemical
Love those 100-watt light bulbs Love 100-watt light bulbs
Just say no to aerial pesticide spraying of the San Francisco Bay Area with Checkmate. No aerial spraying
Wearing reading glasses Wearing reading glasses
Washing dishes in cold water Washing dishes in cold water
Boycott Chinese Goods Boycott Chieese goods
American shoes for American feet American shoes for American feet
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Friends of public libraries sometimes run used bookstores to support their favorite public libraries. friends of the library
Telemarketers, please don't call me (ever again). Americans have been harassed by telemarketers for decades now and finally the federal government has taken some action to protect your right to eat dinner in peace. A national do-not-call registry has been set up. Telemarketers, please don't call me (ever again)
CU: We are all consumers. One of the best sources of information about the prospective quality of purchased goods and services is the Consumer Union's monthly Consumer Reports magazine. Consumer Reports
UL: If you are going to purchase any new electrical or electronic product, be sure to look for the UL mark, which is a symbol that shows that the product has been certified as safe for consumer use by the non-profit Underwriters Laboratories Inc. UL has been working to protect American consumers and workers for over one hundred years. Underwriters Laboratories Inc. has its headquarters in Northbrook, Illinois. Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
The ACLU: Although one docs not typically consider one's civil liberties as part of what we consume, it is important to many of us what sort of political rights and civil liberties we maintain in our democracy. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has been working to protect our American Bill of Rights and our civil liberties since the time of World War I. American Civil Liberties Union
Some personal comments:
The Waiter's Corkscrew The Waiter's Corkscrew
Pernicious and destructive human inventions : Pernicious human inventions
Smelly toxic fabric softeners : Fabric Softeners
Help petition Clariol Corporation for the return of the original classic dark green Herbal Essence Shampoo original Herbal Essence Shampoo
Avoiding ripoffs when buying bulk bird seed for feeding wild birds: Buying bulk bird seed
RFIDs: Radio Frequency IDentification tags/chips/systems (RFIDs) RFIDs
Thrift Shops: Thrift shops
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