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MEXICOWANDERER

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Posted: 02/26/21 04:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

California proposition warnings are pretty bad. They are everywhere. The very first warning I ever saw was back in 1957 in California. About asparagus. Pancreatic and liver cancer.

Some people became suspicious. It was reported that a railroad train car would have to be consumed monthly for years to cause the chance of cancer. That took the bloom off the rose of warnings from California.

When I contacted the assemblyman whose state bill prohibits the importation and sale of manual battery chargers in the state of California I explained...

Force operation through a timer.

He got angry at me.

I blame much of the double-digit intelligence values on drugs.

Cash register buttons have pictures on them. The power goes out cashiers close the store. An inability to make change counting up.

Public forums (not this one) the syntax is so bad as to be frightening.

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I have no explanation for the current crop of nitwits and criminals in governments and elsewhere unless they are all smoking dope, because that will sure do it.

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down home wrote:

I have no explanation for the current crop of nitwits.


What's happened is that we use to know only about the nitwits in our neighborhood. Nowadays we hear about them from all over the world.

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down home wrote:

d3500ram wrote:

Next there will be disclaimers warning to NOT WASH YER HAIR IN THE CAR WASH.

Geesh [emoticon]


I plan on washing the ht rod first day it is near 70 early. I get pretty sweaty. Thought about hosing down outside.
Do you suppose Mequires wash and wax would give me a youthful sheen and managable hair?


Pretty “slick”

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Manufacturers have to protect themselves against illiteracy.
These labels may appear silly to the wise but make perfect sense to the lowest common denominator.....dumb people.

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winnietrey wrote:

mr. ed wrote:

Regarding that McDonald's lawsuit mentioned earlier by Paw Paw 'n Gram,
where a lady spilled hot coffee on herself and sued the company; that to me is a frivolous suit.

As far as I remember, no employee spilled the coffee on her; she spilled it on herself. While I'm sorry for her injuries, how in the world could she blame anyone but herself? If she had spilled coffee on herself at home, who could she blame? The stove manufacturer for making the coffee so hot? Lawyers take all kinds of cases, no matter how frivolous! Don't you love 'em? [emoticon]


You might consider goggling "McDonalds hot coffee case" After reading the facts of the case, you might not consider the case frivolous.

In short McDonalds knew for many years the were keeping their coffee near scalding, and that it was causing injuries. They ignored it,

Not trying to be snarky at all, just saying the facts and urban legend are very different


Typical bleeding heart response.....
Coffee too hot for you? Wait a few minutes to drink or get coffee somewhere else!
And don’t spill it!


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It’s all about liability, as absolutely ridiculous as it sounds.
Some days, I’m thankful that everything that could possibly harm a person hasn’t been outlawed for some stupid reason.
I recall, as a kid, a buddies dad cut himself seriously with a chain saw. This was about the time that the first saws with blade brakes were coming out. I know this because we cut a lot of wood and I was running a ported McCulloch 7-10 manual oiler at about the age of 11!
Dad climbed into a tree with his brand new happy homeowner Craftsman saw and proceeded to cut his leg badly. He was not experienced in this and was totally unsafe. He sued Sears and got a decent settlement as I recall, because the brake “didn’t stop the chain fast enough”. Kicker is unless a kickback causes your hand to hit the brake, it doesn’t stop. He just cut through a limb and the saw came to rest on his leg under it.
No chaps either.
This is the world in which we live, where survival of the fittest has been replaced by protect everyone at great expense from their own stupidity!

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I have a Mr Coffee drip unit. It sounds ridiculous but the warmer plate maintains the coffee surprisingly hotter than the stuff dripping into the pot.

McDonalds uses good quality cups. Nice and sturdy but they do not insulate enough. I am forced to ask for a second empty to act as a liner. Then use a straw through a lid and draw carefully until it cools down. Starbucks is so bitter a bit at a time is automatic.

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