Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Nestle Caught Illegally Bottling Water From Drought-Stricken National Park | Occupy Democrats

Nestle Caught Illegally Bottling Water From Drought-Stricken National Park | Occupy Democrats: As California battles a vicious drought well into its fourth year that has no end in sight, California Gov. Jerry Brown ordered on April 1st that water agencies charge higher rates to the people in the state using the most water, aiming for a 25% reduction in all usage. Subsequently, Californians have reluctantly been cutting back on their usage, purchasing bottled water as an alternative but unaware of the fact that the bottling and selling of groundwater is contributing heavily to the state’s water crisis.

The Arrowhead and Pure Life brands of U.S. NestleWaters, part of the Swiss conglomerate, are sourced from the San Bernardino National Forest along with several other natural springs across California, which have been continually drained of their water even though their permits to do so expired in 1988. The bottles are then placed on shelves for Californians and others to buy, helping fuel a $12 billion industry and contributing heavily to the global garbage crisis, creating ten billion plastic bottles a year that choke up landfills and clog the oceans.



I'm off Nestle ANYTHING until they play nice.

Poisoning The Well? Nestle Accused Of Exploiting Water Supplies For Bottled Brands

Poisoning The Well? NestleAccused Of Exploiting Water Supplies For Bottled Brands: In the small Pakistani community of Bhati Dilwan, a former village councilor says children are being sickened by filthy water. Who's to blame? He says it's bottled water-maker Nestle, which dug a deep well that is depriving locals of potable water. “The water is not only very dirty, but the water level sank from 100 to 300 to 400 feet,” Dilwan says.



I'm off Nestle ANYTHING until they play nice.

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Sunday, November 9, 2014

The Truth About Cast Iron Pans: 7 Myths That Need To Go Away | Serious Eats

The Truth About Cast Iron Pans: 7 Myths That Need To Go Away | Serious Eats: Seasoning is actually not a thin layer of oil, it's a thin layer of polymerized oil, a key distinction. In a properly seasoned cast iron pan, one that has been rubbed with oil and heated repeatedly, the oil has already broken down into a plastic-like substance that has bonded to the surface of the metal. This is what gives well-seasoned cast iron its non-stick properties, and as the material is no longer actually an oil, the surfactants in dish soap should not affect it. Go ahead and soap it up and scrub it out.

The one thing you shouldn't do? Let it soak in the sink.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Fire Cider: Controversy and a recipe


A small herbal products company has trademarked the name "Fire Cider." In my opinion, trademarking the name "Fire Cider" is like trademarking "cough syrup," "mustard plaster," or "Four Thieves Oil." If you agree, consider signing the petition at Change.org http://www.change.org/p/shire-city-herbals-revoke-fire-cider-trademark

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Get Home Bag

Get Home Bag: While sometimes confused with a Bug Out Bag, a Get Home Bag is put together with a much different objective. Bug Out Bags (BOB) are generally relatively large backpack based survival kits that are designed to sustain the user for up to three days; because of their large size, and variety of gear such as tents, saws, cooking equipment and so forth these bags are somethimes kept at home.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Privacy IO - We give you your privacy

Privacy IO - We give you your privacy: Welcome to Privacy.io, an easy to use Virtual Private Network (VPN) service. While connected to your Internet Service Provider (ISP) your data is encrypted, making your usage untraceable. We give you your privacy back.