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  • Re: Accepting suggestions for top houshold cleaning supplies!

    Stainless steel cleaning trick I haven’t seen mentioned: use mild soap and water or e-cloth and water to clean off any dirt, then apply a small amount of mineral oil (I just put some on a paper towel) and rub in well, covering as much surface as you can with the oil. The mineral oil hides water marks that otherwise are impossible to get out. Most stainless steel cleaners have some kind of oil in them, and mineral oil is cheap, odorless, never goes rancid, and is food-grade — it’s sold as a laxative!

    Once you have polished the surface with mineral oil, you can just wipe it down as needed with a damp ecloth and dry with the polishing cloth.
  • Re: Another mass shooting. This time, California

    Well, we were due — it’s been at least a few days since the last one (that made headlines, anyway).
  • Re: When people don't vaccinate their kids

    Sorty, a bit of a late respone.

    “How are you going to control this? Should they wear armbands? Should the government forcibly vaccinate/revaccinate every single person of every age (even if they are completely healthy), damn the torpedoes? Because that looks like what some are advocating.”

    @TranquilMind - can you supply a source for who is advocating this?

    “Check out the VAERS reports on Gardasil.”

    As noted by several athers, the VAERS system does not track proven side effects, but rather ANY reported events after vaccination in order to allow patterns to be detected. You do have to apply some critical thinking to the information, though. Gardasil, for example, has a higher-than-expected incidence of blood clots reported compared to other vaccines. However, the rate of blood clots was in line with that in the unvaccinated population that had similar risk factors, e.g. use of birth control pills. Sometimes commonly reported adverse effects are reported just because they’re common.

    It’s true that vaccines have rare serious side effects. Guillain-Barré affects about 1 in a million... although there is also a background incidence of Guillain-Barré, so the true incidence may be lower. But almost 4000 women die from cervical cancer each year. And if you as a parent are that worried about the 1 in a million risk, then I strongly advise you never to let your child get into a car, because the risk of dying in a car crash is far, far higher.
  • Re: Equifax data breach, 143 million people affected

    Consumers has a nice article about what else you may need to do to protect yourself: https://www.consumerreports.org/equifax/a-freeze-wont-help-with-all-equifax-breach-threats/

    They point out that if you haven't established an account with social security, someone else could do so in your name and, if you're 62, claim your social security. It just gets more fun all the time.
  • Re: Amazon Prime Day, July 11

    I'm always a little suspicious of Prime Day and the like. I just looked at the Instant Pot and it's selling around $130, near where it has been for months. But very recently the price shot up to list -- I assume so they can boast of a price drop. Bought my dtr a laptop from them once right before Black Friday. I bought it a few hours before, as a matter of fact, thinking I would cancel and redo it if the price dropped. But what actually happened is the price went UP, and never came down again till after the holidays. I 'm sure there are a few loss leaders, but mostly it's a rip-off.