ECONOMICS: Here’s at least on good idea to save “Mother Earth”

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-11105347/People-share-clever-zero-waste-tips-including-brothers-sent-birthday-card-1973.html

Waste not, want not! Social media users share their genius ideas for reducing, reusing and recycling – from resending the same birthday card to making an ice cream cone out of a banana leaf

  • People around the world are re-thinking what can be reused or recycled
  • Many people are becoming more aware of their environmental impact
  • Bored Panda collated some people’s very clever yet unusual zero waste tips

By Ellen Coughlan For Mailonline
Published: 04:02 EDT, 13 August 2022 | Updated: 04:09 EDT, 13 August 2022

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With two billion tons of waste dumped every year around the world, people have started to re-think what can be reused or recycled.

Many are becoming more aware of their environmental impact as rubbish sent to landfill represents a significant amount of greenhouse gases which have contributed to climate change.

People from around the world have shared their best zero waste ideas on social media, with Bored Panda collating some in an eye-opening online gallery.

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As you know, I’m not a big believer in the “Mother Earth” Galia worship. But as an fat old white guy injineer, waste indicates that a better process exists and should be deployed.

A banana leaf is a good substitute for that paper wrapped around the ice cream cone.  But I like the cones.

Only serving coffee in the patron’s own cup seems to be a substantial saving.

My personal favorite is the reused birthday card.  Not that I send paper cards, I use e-cards from Jacqueline Lawson. https://www.jacquielawson.com/ which are really beautiful and completely “recyclable”. Laugh!

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GUNS: A shotgun may well have saved this man’s life

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11072609/Dramatic-moment-California-liquor-store-owner-blasts-rifle-toting-robber-shotgun.html

‘He shot my arm off!’ Robber armed with AR-15 flees California liquor store after 80-year-old owner blasts him with SHOTGUN

  • An 80-year-old business owner Craig Cope defended his store with a shotgun
  • Cope had a heart attack because of the shock, but saw off his attackers 
  • The would-be robbers approached Norco Market & Liquor in Norco, California, planning to rob the store while wearing a facial covering

By Tom Brown For Mailonline

Published: 07:15 EDT, 2 August 2022 | Updated: 12:43 EDT, 2 August 2022

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This is the incredible moment a robber armed with an AR-15 fled screaming from a California liquor store after the 80-year-old owner blasted him with his shotgun.

Craig Cope opened fire after the 23-year-old armed intruder entered his shop in Norco in the early hours of Sunday.

Four suspects armed with guns were waiting outside, planning to rob the store while wearing facial coverings, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

But security camera footage shows Cope reaching for his shotgun and firing at the first robber as he burst in.

The man screamed out after being hit in the shoulder and ran from the store.

‘He shot my arm off! He shot my arm off!’ the man can be heard shouting as he runs back to a black BMW SUV.

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Well, I can’t say I have any sympathy for the robbers.  The guy was lucky he wasn’t killed.

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