House Republicans Want to Prohibit National Parks From Banning Plastic Water Bottles

A short list of things Republicans would like to do with our National Parks: open them up tooil and gas drillingand maybemining;sell off what we can --National Forests, Wildlife Refugees and Wildernesses-- to the highest bidder; and, since we can't get rid of the ones we already have, make it so that there are No more National Parks, at all, in the future. Oh, and bring back the plastic water bottles.Because nothing says family getaway to America's great, untouched wilderness like this:maudanros/ShutterstockThe National Parks Service made it possible to ban the sales of these most environmentally unfriendly products three years ago, citingits commitment to sustainability and "the significant environmental impact" of the disposable plastic bottles as "compared to the use of local tap water and refillable bottles." It was an experiment, but one which the Parks Service estimated could save the equivalent of6,000 metric tons of carbon emissions each year. Bans have since been adopted by 19 parks, including the Grand Canyon National Park and theMount Rushmore National Monument, all of which provide readily available filling stations. The Grand Canyon, which sells reusable bottles for just $2.50, said plastic bottles used to account for an entire fifth of its solid waste stream.Yet surprise, surprise: what to many says common sensical environmental policy says, to House Republicans says "intrusive government overreach." After aggressive lobbying from the bottled water industry,U.S. Rep. Keith Rothfus (R-PA) snuck a last-minute amendmentinto the appropriations bill it passed last week that effectively bans the bans.Hard-working American families, Rothfus explained from the House floor, "who don't own expensive camping equipment" -- presumably, that includes $2.50 reusable bottles -- "could be put at risk of dehydration." The fact that the readily available alternative is free waterdidn't seem to factor into his argument.Big Water, meanwhile, argues that bans on plastic water bottles only drive consumers toward unhealthier options: much is being made of a recent study on the University of Vermont's ban, which found that, denied packaged water, students started drinking more sugary beverages -- enough so that they never ended up seeing a reduction in plastic waste. But the Parks Service, in its policy statement, takes that possibility into account -- it's why parks have a choice about whether or not to enact a ban, and why it's not recommended for parks without access to running water. Any park with a ban is required to collect data on its effectiveness, but we've yet to see a study on any specific park.And the move, Parks advocates have stressed, is largely about sending the right message. The Parks Service suggests that bans will "introduce visitors to green products and the concept of environmentally responsible purchasing, and give them the opportunity to take that ethic home and apply it in their daily lives." David Nimkin, senior regional director for the Southwest for theNational Parks Conservation Association, called ita"reasonable and appropriate move on the part of the Park Service to help its visitors recognize that water is critically important." It should come as little surprise that Republicans have little tolerance for that line of reasoning, either .

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How to Dress for Christmas in New York & Stay As Warm & Stylish As Possible  PHOTOS
How to Dress for Christmas in New York & Stay As Warm & Stylish As Possible PHOTOS
If Christmas 2015 in New York looks anything like last year, it's going to be cold AF. Luckily, I've learned to embrace bundling up to the point I forget I have a body. While my tips for how to dress for Christmas in New York do not sacrifice style, the main priority here is to not freeze. You want to enjoy Christmas with your friends and family as opposed to fight off frostbite, am I right? The nine pieces below are my absolute essentials for Christmas holiday weather. I start wearing subtly festive clothing the day after Halloween, and love mixing and matching pieces to create a plethora of outfits to suit whatever scary cold news the weather forecast brings. Opt for something small that stays close to your body and has sturdy straps. Why? Hauling heavy things when you are cold is annoying, and the crowd struggle is so, so real in major tourist spots like the Rockefeller Christmas tree and pretty much anywhere else around Times Square. Happy holidays, and enjoy looking fab and staying super warm in the best city on the planet. Leggings that will you warm are absolutely non-negotiable in my book. Heat tech is my winter heaven. I live in these basically 24/7 until I finally have to wash them. Sometimes you do in fact get too hot, and it's nice to be able to take off your layers and chill in a tank top when the crowded restaurant you are in gets super warm. Another winter obsession, this undershirt is easily hidden and provides an extra thermal layer. This camisole is seamless on both sides so you can wear it under anything without it showing. An extra cozy staple that looks effortlessly chic. Thanks to its added length, this dreamy sweater will double as a way to keep your thighs warm, too. Embrace the holiday feels. You know you want to. Do not pretend to be tough and skip a coat. You will freeeeeeeze without one. This hooded version looks dreamy for when the snow starts to come down. Quilted Down And Feather Fill Jacket With Faux Fur Trim, $120, Nordstrom #Praise for down and all its cozy goodness. Again, basically a wearable blanket. How could that possibly be a bad idea? This slim blanket scarf is perfect for popping over your coat, but could also double as a head wrap if you lose your hat. Wear it loose or bundle it around your neck until you are practically sweating. Mittens are such a playful little accessory, I say go all out with quirky and fun. Are these gloves super YASSS CHRISTMAS or what? Love. "Not a creature was stirring, not even a (completely adorable mitten) mouse." No true New Yorker would walk out the door on Christmas day without a beanie to keep their head warm. I personally will be walking out the door in this one. But, holiday or not, black is always an acceptable alternative choice.— — — — — —Do trains in Europe run on Christmas day?In Germany and probably also Austria, most trains stop running sometime early to late evening on both the 24th and the 31st of December. Service will not be resumed until Christmas Day or New Year's Day morning. Typically, nobody will be outside on the evening of Christmas Eve unless it is on the way to church and back again. Plan accordingly. On timetables in Germany, trains that do not run on these days are typically marked with a small symbol which is explained in the legend as:Depending on region and company, the morning and afternoon trains on the 24th and 31st will either run as on Saturdays or something between Saturday and weekday service. (In 2016, the 24th and 31st happen to be Saturdays, so there will only be Saturday service, anyway. If the 24th/31st happen to be Sunday, there will be a Sunday service with late connections reduced. )On Christmas Day and New Year's Day, trains run like on Sundays with a few not so important exceptions (e.g. certain trains that effectively only run pre-first day of the week and do not run if Monday is a public holiday).Local bus companies will follow pretty much the same rules; however, it can be tedious to find out which buses exactly run on those days. For any leg that is in Germany and that you book via Deutsche Bahn, I would always recommend pre-booking as soon as possible as there is a limited number of special saver fares for as little as 19 on short legs. If you pre-book, you are bound to a train but you can also easily reserve seats (seat reservations are optional in Germany). The most comfortable option from far away would be their website bahn. de, in my opinion. I am not sure how many people will travel on Christmas Day. In my experience, most people will travel home (or on holiday) on the days leading up to Christmas Eve which is when pre-booking and reserving should definitely be done. Thus, there should not be that many people travelling on Christmas Day. However, it is also the beginning of Christmas holidays after the main Christmas celebrations (Christmas is celebrated on the 24th in German-speaking countries), so the second wave on their way to winter holidays could be populating the trains.As far as I am informed, there is no benefit to pre-booking Swiss and Austrian train tickets - but that information of mine could already be outdated
Cities Increasingly Turn to 'Trash Police' to Enforce Recycling Laws
Beware the green police. They don't carry guns and there's no police academy to train them, but if you don't recycle your trash properly, they can walk up your driveway and give you a $100 ticket.They know what's in your trash, they know what you eat, they know how often you bring your recycles to the curb -- and they may be coming to your town soon. That is, if they're not already there.In a growing number of cities across the U.S., local governments are placing computer chips in recycling bins to collect data on refuse disposal, and then fining residents who don't participate in recycling efforts and forcing others into educational programs meant to instill respect for the environment.From Charlotte, N.C., to Cleveland, Ohio, from Boise, Idaho, to Flint, Mich., the green police are spreading out. And that alarms some privacy advocates who are asking: Should local governments have the right to monitor how you divide your paper cups from your plastic forks? Is that really the role of government?In Dayton, Ohio, chips placed in recycle bins transmit information to garbage trucks to keep track of whether residents are recycling -- a program that incensed Arizona Sen. John McCain, who pointed out that the city was awarded half a million dollars in stimulus money for it.Harry Lewis, a computer science professor at Harvard University and a noted privacy expert, cried foul about the "spy chips," which are already in use in several cities and are often funded by government stimulus programs. He noted that cattle farmers use the same chips to tell if Betsy the Cow has generated her milk quota for the day."It's treating people like cattle!" Lewis cried. Are people "supposed to produce recyclable waste, rather than certain quantities of milk"? What, he asked, happens if you don't generate enough?But there's a clear upside to the technology, said Michael Kanellos, editor in chief of GreenTech Media."By tagging bins, haulers can weigh garbage, and weighing brings accountability. Consumers that diligently recycle will likely become eligible for rebates in some jurisdictions," he wrote recently. "Conversely, those who throw away excessive amounts of trash may face steeper tariffs in the future ... recycling, meanwhile, will go from being something that gives the consumer peace of mind to a way to reduce household bills."Best and worse case scenariosDayton City Manager Thomas Ritchie said the city is using the chips to aid marketing campaigns, not to punish uncooperative citizens. "The data will be used to identify which residents participate in the recycling program, at what rate do they participate and the average weight of each participant’s recycling," he said.Charlotte, N.C., also uses trash tags, and it gathers similar information. City spokeswoman Charita Curtis said the city uses the data from the tags -- low-power radio frequency IDs (RFIDs) -- to find which areas aren't recycling as often and to start education initiatives there. The data is not shared outside of the city, she stressed, and it's not used to track down specific residents. The RFID program is also voluntary.“We can do targeted recycling education for areas with low participation, providing information on how to recycle, what can be recycled, the importance of recycling to encourage more recycling participation,” Curtis said. “Some residents may not participate simply because they don't know how to and we'd provide that education in hopes that they start recycling or recycle more.”But there's no volunteering in Cleveland, where the trash police can fine you $100 for not recycling.Cleveland will run reports on who fails to recycle consistently, and then it will send out the green cops, waste collection commissioner Ronnie Owens told ABC News.In late August, Cleveland's city council voted to roll out the tags to 25,000 residents, and it may extend the program to the entire city. It costs $30 per ton to haul away trash, but the city gets paid $26 per ton to recycle it. The program should generate about $170,000 annually in revenue for the city, the Washington Times reported.But the new equipment and bins cost $2.5 million, so it will take about 15 years to recoup the costs of deploying the technology. Cleveland officials did not immediately respond to requests for more information, but reports indicate that officials will know when you bring your trash to the curb -- and may go through your trash to ensure you're recycling properly.Right to trash privacyPrivacy experts, meanwhile, are up in arms about how these chips are being used to collect data.Lewis said Cleveland residents need to ask whether sacrificing their privacy -- having the government snoop through their trash -- is worth the environmental benefit. If not, he said, they should start a referendum to overthrow the ruling. Part of the issue, he said, is that the system is easy to fool:A neighbor, he said, might dump your recycling into his bin to avoid fines.The trash police could unfairly give the worst citizens a pass, Lewis added. He warned that those generating the most waste by using bottled water instead of tap water (plastic water bottles are a major source of trash) could earn credits for recycling all those wasteful bottles -- a reward for a poor choice, in other words.Mari Frank, a privacy expert and attorney, questioned the openness of the data. "It clearly looks like the reason for the RFID is to collect money, but the privacy issues are paramount," she said."I believe these RFIDs are using technology to violate our FourthAmendment rights of search and seizure," she said. "The community should have the right to informed consent."What comes next?Lewis says the solution lies in improving education and awareness, not punishment. He said economic incentives work for recycling -- getting money back for aluminum cans and newspapers is a proven tactic.Frank was skeptical about the future potential exploitation of the RFID trash collection data, and questioned whether the next step might be to attach a GPS receiver to bins to see where residents put them and how they are used. Lewis wondered whether a city might use trash collection data for other, more invasive purposes."If the government wanted to know our drinking habits by neighborhood or household -- purely for 'public health reasons,' of course -- it could mandate RFIDs on liquor bottles and reprogram the scanners to collect data on where the most vodka is being consumed," he said."And it's not just the government either. Suppose a major distiller went to your town and offered to pay to collect data about who was throwing out which kinds of bottles. They might be prepared to chip the bottles without being told they had to -- andyour town might be able to use the new revenue source to hold down its tax rate."
Can You Store Red Wine in Plastic Water Bottles?
It can be stored in the plastic bottles, but if you do that i would make sure you drink it pretty quickly. The reason why alcohol is normally in glass and aluminum is because of the properties of these materials and the properties of alcohol. Most glass bottles are either green or brown and this is b/c light effects alcohol. Also some plastic containers are designed to (breath) alow air to pass through it, which can oxidize the contents of the bottle, therefore degrading the wine/alcohol even more. Your best bet, if your are making your own wine is to put it in old beer bottles, or wine bottles, not in plastic bottles1. Why aren't environmentalist concerned about plastic water bottles?Because people are idiots that just like to follow trends and not think for themselves. Kinda like the people that are on a diet so they drink diet soda2. is it true you shouldnt reuse plastic water bottles?If the plastic in the bottle were to 'leach out' then the bottlers would be leaving themselves open for stacks of lawsuits. They have no control over their use after the original fluid is emptied, so they would make sure the plastics will hold up...Talk about urban legend heaven here....Really.... What you should NOT do is drink directly from the bottle then refill, if you intend to store them for a time. This can lead to formation of bacteria from your own germs. If you are going to use them immediately after filling, no problem. What you can do IF you are going to store them for a later use is clean them thoroughly or as I do pour the contents in a glass then refill as many ties as you like...3. Is it true that plastic water bottles are not recycleable?That is not true. Most plastic is made with a type of Polyethylene with can be remelted and use again in new material. The problem is not all communities recycle and this leads to increase waste in landfills4. what can i make out of plastic water bottles instead of throwing them away?creative juice? me too and we have our project already if you want to compete do it by yourself do not try and get the people who will not benefit from it to give you their ideas. for those of you who do not know what creative juice is it is a scholarship competition that some colleges are participating in.5. i have a two year old dog and ever since he was a baby he would take plastic water bottles and chew them up.?have a 12 year old dog that has been doing the same thing since she was a pup that is her favorite toy6. Where can I find cheap plastic water bottles and fda approved tamper proof tops for the bottles?Thomas Register, maybe7. Are aluminum cans less harmful to the environment than plastic water bottles?Yes....aluminum is less harmful to the environment.. The answer is very simple. Aluminum is found in a natural state on earth, but is plastic? Aluminum biodegrades if it corrodes and breaks down into a compsite of aluminum which is an element. Plastic would take thousands of years to degrade into some unnatural pieces of plastic compound. Recycling plastic bottles costs 30 times more, than it takes to create it! Plastic in our garbage dumpis is something we in the 21st century have no idea what future generations are going to be contaminated by. Most plastic composits should be banned from manufacture8. When recycling plastic water bottles are we supposed to separate the cap from the bottle?No matter what, it's always best to check with the company that handles your recyclables. I am quite sure that a lot of the newer machines can handle the caps and the rings and whatnot (and sort them if needed) but the older machinery can not and therefore, they trash what they cannot easily recycle. If you have curbside pick up, your city/township website should have the information spelled out for you. I would also advise you to check it often, as in my area it seems like everybody is upgrading their equipment and accepting more and more. Thanks for doing your part!
Is It Safe to Make an Aquarium Out of Plastic Water Bottles?
Dear! sounds new idea i have never come through my mind. i dont think it will harm your fish, you have to wash it properly or make out of its contents it was filled with1. If thery have canned sodas, why don't they have canned water, that would eliminate plastic water bottles?Rendering aluminum creates fluoride, which is a toxic substance (to get rid of it, they put it in toothpaste! Yikes!). Both are recyclable, so plastic may be the better choice2. Can you bring empty plastic water bottles to the airport?are you trying to recycle in another state or what?3. Can I get sick if I reuse plastic water bottles?The plastic is not the problem. When water bottles are refilled, bacteria has a tendency to reproduce. If you want to reuse them, you need to wash them out with soap before filling them again.4. Is it safe to refill and reuse plastic water bottles?A lot of people think it's not safe. You can tell by looking underneath the bottle at the little triangle if it has 1 in it, that means you should only use it once and dispose! If it has like 2 or 3, that means you can use it over and over again. Only the sad thing is, I reuse my bottles. No side effects, at least not yet anyway =) hope this helps!5. Get paid for Plastic Water bottles & milk gallon plastic cans disposal?Most recycling companies like to deal in tons of stuff at a time, not a single household. If you are talking about getting $ back on things that require a deposit, take them back to the store that sold them to you. They are usually required to return your deposit. If you must deal with the recycler on your own, then look in the telephone 'yellow pages' under recycling.6. no more plastic water bottles, all florescent bulbs in lamps; Please one more idea for environmental home?Several things: 1. More insulation. 2. Shrink Foil (which is actually plastic) for your windows. 3. Ceiling fans 4. Plant trees in on south and west side of home. 5. Front-loading washer 6. And perhaps the second biggest money/energy saver (behind more insulation) - solar hot-water heating, which works even in rather cool climates.7. What do you use to clean those 5 gallon plastic water bottles?use 2 tablespoons of bleach and fill with water, let sit over night. The next morning rinse with water and baking soda, repeat. use about a tablespoon per gallon of water. bleach is not dangerous in small amounts8. Since some people are so against plastic water bottles what could be a viable substitute?well how about getting a water bottle and start refilling your own water. that would be a lot better and cheaper too9. Are the caps on plastic water bottles recyclable?In my house we recycle bottles and we leave the caps on, we have had no complaints so I would guess it's fine. Also, the caps are plastic too so I do not see why there should be a problem. I do think that it's just the rules of your recycling place that does not allow the caps. Hope this helps ;)10. Is it safe to reuse plastic water bottles? ?i dont know where you heard this but your obviously overthinking it. The whole world stores water in plastic bottles, theres no crisis going on. Its definately safe, unless your talking like storage for a year or something.11. Harmful plastic water bottles?Things that are ten times greater in the harmful department Things that will kill you before you even get harmed by drinking out of a leaking chemical bottle Drinking too much alcohol Smoking anything Breathing(the air is polluted, you breathe in harmful toxins each day) Plastic bottles are NOT harmful unless you fill them with scalding water or leave them in the sun for a LONG time. It is even okay to freeze them now, because freezing them retards the chemicals.12. Is it dangerous to put hot drinks in plastic water bottles?yes--do not do it--buy an insulated hot drink container---similar to putting styrofoam in microwave---the heat causes particles to seperate from container
Where Can I Recycle My Plastic Water Bottles in Cypress Texas 77429?
Why do not you glue them all together using silicon caulking and create a green house for plants.....lay them all on their sides and stack them higher and higher1. To what extent are plastic water bottles toxic if used again for drinking water?Hahahah cool question I think never thought of this but I would say: "if you actually try to eat them"2. Is it dangerous to put hot drinks in plastic water bottles?Nope, I think my mom saw somewhere that it's bad to re-use the bottles, and if you do, you have to wash them out with soap like regular dirty dishes3. Is it true that plastic water bottles are not recycleable?They are wrong about that. The bottles are recycleable4. What are the physical and chemical properties of plastic water bottles?Most plastic water bottles are made out of low density polyethylene. You can look that up to find the physical and chemical properties5. Need reasons why you shouldn't use plastic water bottles?Help to increase the costs of oil and other petroleum based products. Have essentially infinite lifetimes which is awful for single use objects Full of various petro chemicals which are bad for human health (more than just BPA) Result in the great garbage patch among other things. Can be found in large quantities in the corpses of fish and birds in the pacific ocean. Ca not easily b recycled into viable products, typically have to be downcycled in less usable forms (park benches) I would say those are some good ones too go off of.6. Do plastic water bottles release chemicals into the water over time or in the sun?yes, they do. Specially the cheap plastic used for hold water that is sold in bottles. Use of this product is very bad for the environment, and for you, so there is no reason to ever buy these. Get a high quality water bottle, and fill it from filtered water, such as from a Britta Pitcher. .7. Did you know that recycling plastic water bottles wastes more resources and energy?I guess that's why the UK has been recycling their bottles over the last "x" amount of years, where have you been, living in a bush?8. What are ways that we can re-use, reduce, and recycle plastic water bottles?Do not use them, they are a waste of money. Research has shown that a good deal of bottled water is tap water anyway. Furthermore, bottled water falls under the laws of the FDA and is no longer protected under the Safe Drinking Water Act, like your tap water. Blind water tasting tests have shown that most tap water is often perceived as tasting better anyway. If you want, you can always buy a Brita filter to further filtrate your water at home and then just buy a stainless steel bottle9. Why do these reasons apply for plastic water bottles: poor people canu2019t afford other containers, banning plastic bottles can force people to drink more unhealthy drinks, and itu2019s very convenient?Apparently, you are not poor enough. I have had a drink handed to me in a 'cup' made from a condensed milk can. It was quite good looking, not a spot of rust on it. I was visiting a fellow student at his home on Sum Sum Hill, 41 years ago. They were not actually really poor as they had a proper house and a car. Frugal may be the best applicable term. In those days, unhealthy drinks and healthy beer both came in returnable glass bottles. Bottled water was not a thing in those days. Why do these reasons apply for plastic water bottles: poor people can't afford other containers, banning plastic bottles can force people to drink more unhealthy drinks, and it's very convenient?10. What should I do about reusing plastic water bottles PLEASE ANSWER?Um... pack your own lunch? If you are old enough to be posting on YA, you are old enough to pack your own lunch. OR - check your lunch before you leave home. Take out the water bottle with the broken seal and take one of the sealed ones from the pack. Leave the broken-seal bottle on the kitchen counter. Take the label off if you want to be really obvious about it. Better yet, get yourself a Nalgene water bottle that's made for refilling. They can go in the dishwasher (or be washed out by hand). Be responsible for your own water usage.
The Hottest Questions About Plastic Water Bottles
Here are top 10 questions about Plastic Water Bottles asked by people online.1. Since some people are so against plastic water bottles what could be a viable substitute?Considering the cost of bottled water, and the possible contaminates in tap water, get a faucet mounted filtration system (like Brita or Pur) and drink from a cup or refill soda bottles, or get a sports bottle to take with you. Get a pitcher and keep it in the fridge and just refill as you need it. Convenience is why people buy the bottled water anyway. It is just much easier to pick up a bottle of water at the corner store than to carry a cup or sports bottle with you where ever you go.2. What's wrong with plastic water bottles?They show the environmentalists for the hypocrites they are. I would like to see a survey on who drinks the most water from these environment destroying things, leftists or conservatives3. Is it dangerous to put hot drinks in plastic water bottles?Depends how warm it is. if it is really warm, the plastic starts to melt/mend4. Should plastic water bottles be outlawed?I do not understand how being concerned for the place you live is a religion or necessarily makes you an environmentalist. I think the production of plastic water bottles should at least decrease. A canteen is not a bad idea, however the convenience of a plastic water bottle is what attracts people right? Maybe something disposable but is not made of plastic? Just an idea!.5. Does the water left in plastic water bottles left in the car get contaminated with plastic chemicals?I am seeing some ridiculous answers out there. Here are the facts: First, its a matter of time, temperature, and most of all, common sense. Almost all plastics breath to some extent and this increases in warmer temperatures. Aromas to which the bottle is exposed are both absorbed into the plastic and transferred to the product bottled. Water, being a tasteless product, is most noticeable. All plastics have minute and inert chemical tastes that leach into the products more rapidly when the plastic is warmer. In both cases, these are at most a few parts per million (this varies by plastic type). But if your leave your bottled water in your trunk with your motor oil or or cleaning solvents,...or in your fridge next to an onion, the taste of the bottled water is going to change over time. Again, we are talking parts per million with the most breathable films, much less with the barrier plastics used in making bottles. Those who talk about plastic carcinogens, or big company profits do not know about the bottled water packaging and process businesses. The packaging itself is much safer than the air we breath, and you can put your money in the bank and make much better returns than those bottling water.6. Should I collect plastic water bottles? Why or why not?You should collect them. If you have a use for them, use them. I fill them with water and put them around tomato plants to protect them from freezing. If your locality has recycling, recycle them. If not, put them in the trash so they will end up in the landfill and not in the environment. Should I collect plastic water bottles? Why or why not?7. Are the caps on plastic water bottles recyclable?Well I think that they can be recycled, but it takes too much time and money for the company to be able to recycle them8. Pet rabbit keeps chewing hole through plastic water bottles, help!?use chicken wire to cover her water bottle and give her some wood to chew on9. plastic water bottles bad for health?no its been refuted... there is no danger in reusing water bottles if you keep em clean10. Is there a reason why they tell you not to refill plastic water bottles?It was on the news here a few months ago that you CAN refill your water bottles.. but you should clean them with hot soapy water first. There have been found traces of infectious virus' on water bottles that were not cleaned. The water sitting in them. ..combined w/the saliva from ppl's mouths were a breeding ground for parasites. I always wash my water bottles well before refilling
Wedding Dress of Birgitte Van Deurs
Wedding Dress of Birgitte Van Deurs
Wedding dress of Birgitte van DeursThe wedding dress of Birgitte van Deurs was worn at her wedding to Prince Richard of Gloucester on 8 July 1972 at St Andrew's Church, Barnwell, Northamptonshire. The dress was designed by Norman Hartnell, who first collaborated with the British royal family for the wedding dress of the groom's mother, Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester. The dress was constructed of Swiss organdie, with a high collar, a simple skirt, long sleeves and a small train. Instead of wearing a tiara, the bride secured her white tulle veil with a grouping of stephanotis flowers. The dress was regarded by some as one of Hartnell's more modern creations for the time, incorporating some stylistic features of 1970s fashion.— — — — — —Wedding dress of Princess AliceThe wedding dress of Princess Alice of the United Kingdom was worn during a period of court mourning for the death of her father. Princess Alice was the second daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. On 1 July 1862, in the dining room of Osborne House on the Isle of Wight, she married Prince Louis of Hesse. Seven months had passed since the death of the Prince Consort and the Royal Family was still in deep mourning. The venue was chosen so that the Queen would be able to avoid inviting the usual guests of state. From "The Royal Wedding Dresses" by Nigel Arch and Joanna Marschner (p.58): "She wore a 'half-high dress with a deep flounce of Honiton lace, a veil of the same and a wreath of orange blossom and myrtle'." It was a simple style and not embellished with a court train. Queen Victoria later confided to her daughter, the Princess Royal (Vicky), that the wedding of 'poor Alice' had been "more like a funeral."— — — — — —Wedding dress of Princess Helena of Waldeck and PyrmontThe wedding dress of Princess Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont was worn by the bride at her wedding to Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, on 27 April 1882 in St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. Prince Leopold was the youngest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Princess Helena was the daughter of George Victor, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont and his wife Princess Helena of Nassau. The dress was made in Paris and was presented by her sister, Queen consort Emma of the Netherlands. The gown was made of white satin, decorated with traditional orange blossom and myrtle and trimmed with fleur-de-lis, with the edge topped with point d'Alenon and white satin. The long tulle veil was held in place by a diamond head dress and a wreath of orange blossoms and myrtle. The shoulders were bare and the short drop sleeves adorned with the Royal Family Order of the Royal Order of Victoria and Albert and the Companion of the Order of the Crown of India pinned to the left. The bosom was swathed in tulle and ruched laces with a small bouquet of flowers. The fashionably cut bodice ended in a sharp V-shape that accentuated the bride's tall and slender figure. Helena received large diamond sprays from the King and Queen of the Netherlands, which she wore as a tiara and brooch on her wedding day. From her parents, she received a diamond necklace and sun rays that she also wore as brooches. Prince Leopold gave his bride a diamond necklace, a large diamond star, a ruby bracelet, a ruby and diamond bracelet, sapphire and diamond earrings, Spanish lace, and a fan, which can also be seen in her wedding photos.— — — — — —Getting married and have so much to do! Lose weight, quit smokng, plan the wedding, finish school! HELP!?I was the same size when I got married, and 5 feet tall, and wore a size 18 wedding dress. There is a special full length bra that you wear under the wedding dress that will make you look like you did a million sit ups, raise your bust to look like you were perfectly proportioned, and nobody will be the wiser. You will not look like a Fat Cow— — — — — —What type of dress is this ?16 Trend colors in spring-summer 2019 Prom Party Dresses Triumph at next year's weddings with the trendiest colors. Experts have already sighted the shades that will cause rage at all parties. Choose your guest look or help your ladies and set a trend with these tones! At weddings, each color is unrepeatable: the white of the wedding dress, the shades on the ribbons of the little ties, the prints of the groom's tie, and which one is best for the guests to dress? If for this spring-summer you have already received several wedding invitations, be the most glamorous guest with these colors. And if you are looking for party dresses for your ladies choir, let yourself be carried away by the color shades of spring-summer 2019.
What Is the Best Car Wax?
What Is the Best Car Wax?
try the new tech wax in a green and purple can its like $15 but works great ( walmart has it)1. How does car wax beautify your vehicle's paint?Use a high quality liquid wax and do not positioned too lots attempt into it. pressing too stressful on save on with or removing will create swirl marks. determine which you do this in the colour. Use a foam applicator to maintain on with a skinny coat of wax flippantly, then buff it off with a microfiber textile. Use a sparkling microfiber textile to wipe down the automobile once you are executed2. what is the best car wax for black cars?I've tried several different waxes.The one that I've found that works best on my black car is Turtle Wax Ice Liquid3. Does car wax expire? Also does old wax damage the paint of your car?Just redo it with better wax. You can buy some really good wax for about $64. can i fix a broken cd with car wax????depends on how scratched lightly scratched and it skips a bit, there are some nifty cd cleaning things you can buy, i would type "cd cleaner" into ebay and have a look at what is on offer deeply scratched and unplayable, buy a new cd either way you are looking to pay money really sorry5. What is the best car wax/polish?I've used Zymol for years and it seems to work good for me. Plus it smells like bananas. Best thing for getting brake dust off wheels and oxidation off tires is Castrol Super Clean. Spray it on, let it soak for minute, brush with nylon brush (tires & wheels) rinse.6. What good is Car Wax?yes it helps to protect the paint from harsh chemicals and road film.it also keeps the paint from getting dull7. Can you use car wax on a guitar?It all depends. Is your guitar is a stick shift or an automatic?8. How to apply car wax? By hand or machine better? 10 points best answer?Wax is available in three forms: liquid, paste and spray. From experience, liquid wax is easier to apply, but with paste kind. There's always a lot to choose from and I noticed a lot of high-tech wax discoveries first come out in paste then in liquid and spray form later. When you apply the wax it's always nice to wash your car first. Avoid direct sunlight as well when it's too cold and damp. A single thin coat is all it need in major large areas. Do not try to put on a thick application with the intent that you wo not have to wax as often because it wo not work. You will mostly end up with an excessive amount of wax residue to remove, making the job more difficult. You are better off waxing more frequently. You can use the round applicators that come with some waxes or are available separately. A damp rectangular kitchen sponge makes a good applicator, as its shape seems to be able to handle the detail areas of a car. A second application on the nose and hood, where the wind quickly wears off the wax will give you a longer lasting wax job. Have a happy wax-on wax-on day.9. Can you use car wax on the floor?I would test it in a small hidden area first10. Looking for car wax that is clear for older car?try turtle wax ice, it's clear and does not leave any residue11. Which car Wax is better?EAGLE brand12. Can car wax or polish hide a small dent/ dimple in car door?Take the car back dirty13. Does anyone know how to get car wax off of the black moldings on your car?Try some of the 91% pure Rubbing alcohol for sale at your local pharmacy. Pour a little on the corner of a rag and wipe the wax right off. This will also work for small oil spills.14. Whats the best car wax on the market?Turtle wax an old stand by15. does car wax give your car the wet look?Not all wax does. You get ones that just protect the paint and makes it shine, and you get wax that gives your car the "wet look". Something like Meguiars Deep Crystal liquid wax or Mothers Reflections is what you are looking for.
New Patent Exposure of Apple Folding Screen Mobile Phone: Two OLED Flexible Screens Are Combined, an
New Patent Exposure of Apple Folding Screen Mobile Phone: Two OLED Flexible Screens Are Combined, an
Although the full screen is hot at present, it is obvious that folding screen is the trend in the future. At present, the folding screen patents of Samsung, Huawei, LG and other mobile phone manufacturers have been exposed, except for the lack of news from apple.Recently, the U.S. trademark and Patent Office announced a new patent related to Apple's folding screen mobile phone. In the design diagram, we can see that this mobile phone is composed of two OLED flexible screens, which are connected by hinges. It is worth mentioning that its hinges can be bent in both directions.In addition, in this concept phone, apple puts the battery in the hinge instead of the bottom of the screen, which can make the body as light and thin as possible. Of course, the battery also needs to have foldable characteristics. If it is really to be implemented into real products produced in large scale, the safety must be fully verified.In the current mainstream mobile phone modeling, the screen size has basically reached the limit, and folding screen is a more feasible design idea. From the current technical conditions, OLED screen is still the best material for folding screen mobile phones, with light weight, strong flexibility and low power consumption.In other words, if Apple's folding products start production, the screen is still likely to be purchased from Samsung. After all, Samsung is still in the leading position in the OLED panel.
The Liberator: 3d Printing and the Pirate's Dilemma
The Liberator: 3d Printing and the Pirate's Dilemma
The first time I illegally downloaded anything, I was nine. I was sitting with my father in his office on the 102nd floor of the South Tower of the World Trade Center. It was bring your child to work day, and having heard some of the hype from my elementary school classmates, I convinced my dad to download Napster to his work laptop. I asked him what his favorite song was; he answered, I searched, and pressed the download button.A few moments later, we sat there listening to "Sugar Magnolia" by The Grateful Dead. The guitar came in, then the lyrics, and as words passed over us - "Sometimes when the night is dying, I take me out and wander round" - I never thought of what we were doing as stealing. It was instantaneous appreciation: the chance to share an experience without discs or hard copies or having to walk to a store. Though I would lose him, that file, and that building a short time later, the memory stayed with me. When I was thirteen, I bought the album "American Beauty" and played it over and over again on my Walkman as I lay in bed at night, trying in vain to recapture that lost, shared moment. It was resplendent, and no one can tell me it was wrong.I have only a few strong political beliefs. Chief among these is my personal dedication to the dream of a free-information society. I'm a digital native - it's in my upbringing. Before I ever had independent buying power, I had been taught to pirate. Any media I have ever been able to buy, I have been able to steal just as easily. In my mind, the options are essentially interchangeable. While I do occasionally dwell upon the fact that I may be robbing an employee within the film or music industry of a needed paycheck, it seems to me that it's the business model that needs revision - not my methods. You can't fight the future, and no one wants to be on the wrong side of history.Though sometimes I download a movie or an album from The Pirate Bay, these are the exceptions and not the rule. By and large I download books, most of them philosophy. When I finish reading the works of Ken Wilbur or Robert Anton Wilson, if I decide I like the content, I purchase the title in paperback to add to my bookshelf. Until that point, I see it as no different from checking a book out of the library. My ability to be exposed to these thinkers, to develop my own opinions and curate my thinking in the same way I curate my book collection, is a privilege. But access to such information shouldn't be.I am no utopian, but I do believe that instead of being prohibited by the prices of tuition and textbooks, all students should be entitled to an open-source, open-access curriculum. I envision a world in which impoverished children can read The Odyssey on a computer, while listening to selections from Wagner - for free. I hope one day to live in a world where culture is not mediated by capitalist institutions. While copyright laws are extended seemingly indefinitely to keep Mickey Mouse in the hands of the Disney Corporation, I imagine a world in which we are all autodidacts - self-made and self-taught individuals, granted the access to the well of collective human experience and information that is our birthright.Most days, my belief extends not just to our cultural heritage but to all information. In the landmark 1971 Supreme Court case The New York Times Co. vs United States, Justice Potter Stewart ruled in favor of the newspaper's decision to print the controversial Watergate papers, saying, "In the absence of governmental checks and balances, the only effective restraint upon executive policy and power may be an enlightened citizenry - in an informed and critical public opinion..." Though his decision would seem to establish the free press as a public service, serving an essential function in democratic government by assuring that the electorate is informed of all the facts, his words have not stood the test of time. And though I would like to think that our betrayal by mainstream corporate media is recent - its descent into cheap entertainment and thrills - if I'm being honest, it began years ago. Take, for example, that during the first Gulf War, CNN ran footage from cameras mounted on the cones of missiles claiming it was live, despite it having been prescreened and edited for broadcast by the Pentagon. When the news service becomes a simulacrum of itself, serving the interest of powers that be over its stated goal to inform the public, drastic measures are necessary.For the last few years, Wikileaks has been exactly that sort of drastic measure. First rising to prominence in 2010 with their video "Collateral Murder" - depicting a US helicopter killing two civilian journalists in Iraq - the open-source news organization has become a center of global attention and controversy. Despite being labeled a terrorist organization by even some high-ranking members of our government, the site's only crime has been releasing to the public the documents leaders and officials pass among themselves. When the reasons for our involvement in overseas wars that kill our fellow citizens, defame our nation's status in the international community, cause us to spend trillions of our tax dollars become murky, leaks like the so-called Iraq and Afghanistan War Diaries become necessary. When stations like CNN resign themselves to interviewing celebrities on Piers Morgan instead of reporting the news, something like Wikileaks becomes inevitable to balance the scales.To date, Wikileaks itself has been directly responsible for no deaths, but I concede that its own internal ethics are questionable. Make no mistake, information can be dangerous. If the identities of undercover CIA operatives were leaked, they'd certainly be killed. The problem becomes, who decides what information we have access to, and who could possibly be trusted with that responsibility without ulterior motives? But information alone is not enough to kill people. You need an angry person with a gun.And here's the gun.In the past week, the previously fringe technology of 3D Printing has entered into the public eye and the mainstream media with the announcement of a completely self-manufactured firearm - the Liberator. The weapon itself looks more like a Nerf toy than a service revolver, its body a mix of blue and white plastic resin. For some this is a novelty straight from science fiction, not unlike the promise of a flying car. For me, it's the climax of a story I've been following for months, the saga of the Liberator's inventor, Cody Wilson - twenty-five-year-old self-described crypto-anarchist, and founder of the Austin-based company Defense Distributed.Wilson is an enigma. Somewhat boyishly handsome, at face value he looks like he should be in a frat house or climbing the ranks of a law firm rather than being interviewed on national news. When he speaks about politics, his only clear stance is on the protection of the right to bear arms, though some of his more colorful comments - like his belief that Mitt Romney and President Obama are two faces for the ruling class of the banking elite - make me think he'd be best described as a Libertarian. Interviewed on Glenn Beck this fall, Wilson's response to a simple question - "Are you a hero or a villain?" - was as playful as it was worrisome: "That is the question, isn't it?" According to national firearm regulations, only the lower receiver of a gun is technically a firearm. This is the central section of the weapon that holds the trigger and attaches to an ammunition magazine. It is also the only portion of a gun that bears a serial number, the only portion that can be tracked, and the only part not available for purchase over the Internet. It is exactly this part that Wilson and Defense Distributed have dedicated themselves to manufacturing with 3D printers. Until the Liberator.3D printing, or additive manufacturing, acts like a normal desktop printer would, except that it lays down plastic resins and not inks. Using a computer-aided design (or CAD) file, the printer places layer upon layer of plastic, building a three-dimensional object from the bottom up. While its inventors originally conceived of its usefulness in purely artistic and practical terms - creating sculptures, figurines, clothes hangers, plates and coffee mugs - in the hands of Cody Wilson the technology has been made to manufacture uncontrollable munitions. The Liberator, the most advanced printed gun to date, has only two metal components: a firing pin made from a scrap nail, and a metal bar inserted into the receiver to comply with gun legislation necessitating that all sold firearms must set off a metal detector. Defense Distributed has also moved into making fifty round magazines - exactly the sort that would be targeted by new gun control legislation.In one of his Youtube videos, Wilson holds a modified AR-15 - the same gun used in the Sandy Hook shooting - with a transparent plastic receiver, and fires off a few rounds before turning to the camera to ask, "How's that national conversation going?" Though he has recently received a firearms manufacturing license from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms allowing him to sell his products, Wilson is more interested in making his CAD file blueprints available for free online through his website DefCad.com, so that fellow 3D printing enthusiasts can follow his example and make their own weapons. Now there is no difference between downloading an album and burning a CD and downloading a CAD file and printing a gun. On top of which, other pirates using Wilson's blueprints are not required to make their home-printed guns identifiable by a metal detector.Critics claim Cody Wilson is in it for the attention. Well, he's got mine.I believe in gun control. I believe that the Second Amendment to the Constitution has been misinterpreted, extending the right for states to create armed defensive militias to the personal right to own semi-automatic weapons. I do not understand why a civilian could require access to armor-piercing bullets and weapons that fire up to 800 rounds a minute for hunting even the largest moose. I believe that background checks on firearms sales - keeping potentially deadly weapons out of the hands of the mentally unstable, and those with criminal records - is plain common sense. But how do you even begin to implement gun control in an era of 3D printing? And how can I stand by my belief in the freedom of information, when extending my own logic means there is nothing wrong with downloading a gun?There is a snake in my Eden, and it's not even the second day.The same day that Defense Distributed announced the Liberator, office-supply giant Staples announced it would start carrying 3D printers. Since the release of the Liberator's CAD files to the Internet, the blueprints have been downloaded over 100,000 times. The government has attempted to step in: just this Thursday, the Department of Defense took down the Liberator CAD files from the DefCad.com website, but within a matter of hours the plans were back online with web hosting from New Zealand. Today, The Pirate Bay, the same BitTorrent search engine where I download books and films, has come out in support of providing the public with a place to download the CAD file. Copies of the 2mb file already have over 5000 seeders. As the cyber-activist group Anonymous likes to say, "We are legion." Cody Wilson is correct about one thing: it is too late to be having "the same gun control conversation we had in 1994." Ultimately, this isn't even a conversation about gun control.In my mind, completely open access to information would allow the children of the developing world to learn programming along with reading and writing. If the fate of 3D printing is any barometer, how soon does this curriculum turn violent in the wrong hands? The current line we have drawn on this issue is flawed - the same sort of protectorate policies that cripple game play on Sim City V and keep HIV retro-viral medication prohibitively expensive due to patents, not production costs. We need to level the playing field, and to do that we need to open the door and let everyone into the library. The question becomes how far to open that door, and where to draw the line on what is necessary and what is dangerous information. In my mind, the only acceptable boundary is the protection of human life.
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