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Re: The last person to post here wins
« Reply #2235 on: October 05, 2018, 08:12:56 PM »
If they bring back paper straws it will be about defoliating the forests, there is always a band wagon.

I don't disagree about the oceans, I 100% agree, but man, I sure am over mans BS
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« Reply #2236 on: October 06, 2018, 12:13:20 AM »
Over here, for a while we taught all sight reading. No code breaking and learning phonics and as you might imagine, it did not go well. Who can sight read flotilla or linguini?

We went back to teaching phonics. We also included a number of other strategies, but at least we now teach that letters are code for sounds strung together to make words.
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Re: The last person to post here wins
« Reply #2237 on: October 06, 2018, 02:08:52 AM »
Yes, just because you can change something,  does not necessarily mean it's a good idea or even better.

We have a generation of kids who can't count or spell
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Re: The last person to post here wins
« Reply #2238 on: October 06, 2018, 09:49:27 AM »
Our youngest son studied the effects of pollution, ocean acidification and coral bleaching. He wants us all to use bamboo straws, bamboo toothbrushes, etc. Reusable, biodegradable, no deforestation because bamboo grows so quickly.  Bamboo straws. I think that is a viable option, if we must use straws.
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« Reply #2239 on: October 06, 2018, 11:55:28 AM »
I'm unsure why we thought everything needs to be in plastic. I can't understand people buying water in individual bottles for all day drinking. If you need to take your water with you, buy one reusable container and use the damn thing. It is both cheaper and better for the world at large. Instead, people buy cases and cases of bottle "pure" water.
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« Reply #2240 on: October 06, 2018, 12:36:40 PM »
Ah, well, we can thank the petroleum industry for the overuse of plastics.
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Re: The last person to post here wins
« Reply #2241 on: October 06, 2018, 06:19:37 PM »
I use two reusable containers to carry water around. They last quite a while. But yes, in the college I work in and the neighbourhood people somehow think its a good idea to buy "bottled water" and throw them away in the roadside after use.
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Re: The last person to post here wins
« Reply #2242 on: October 06, 2018, 10:53:03 PM »
Bamboo, now that is a good idea DG
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« Reply #2243 on: October 07, 2018, 09:21:05 AM »
Bamboo, now that is a good idea DG

I wouldn't recommend drinking beer through a fat, bamboo straw. Then again, I wouldn't recommend drinking beer through a straw.  ;D
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Re: The last person to post here wins
« Reply #2244 on: October 07, 2018, 01:17:24 PM »
I don't like beer with or without a straw. German beer was okay, light and without a bitter aftertaste, but most beer .... not so much for me.
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« Reply #2245 on: October 07, 2018, 02:27:36 PM »
Except for a few microbreweries I'm aware of, most beer made in America is not the world's best. Okay, it's pretty bad. Someone handed me a bottle of beer at a party a few years ago and it tasted like watered down Gatorade, which already tastes like sweat. It was horrible tasting, Coors. Yuck.
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« Reply #2246 on: October 07, 2018, 02:37:45 PM »
Hoping for a not short win  ;D
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« Reply #2247 on: October 07, 2018, 09:00:07 PM »
Was that not short enough? ;)
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Re: The last person to post here wins
« Reply #2248 on: October 07, 2018, 09:47:04 PM »
I'm awake, stand down
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Re: The last person to post here wins
« Reply #2249 on: October 08, 2018, 11:32:44 AM »
You need a nap.  ;D  I'll take over from here.
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