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Prevent Waterwise 9000 Distiller Failure

Want to prevent Waterwise 9000 distiller failure? You can, but first, let me explain the causes. I love my Waterwise 9000 distiller. It delivers pure, healthy water day after day. The distiller and filter system removes added chlorine, excess minerals, and volatile chemicals. I use its pure water for...

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Pack the Court SCOTUS Song

Feeling down about the Dobbs decision? Sing “Pack the Court,” the SCOTUS song, and lift your spirits. Confounded by the climate change corruption in West Virginia v. EPA? Smacked by second amendment gun violence sanctions? You really need to sing the SCOTUS song, “Pack the Court.” The tune is...

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Lithium Mining Threatens Andean Flamingos

Rare Andean flamingos (Phoenicoparrus andinus) and James’ flamingos (P. jamesi) are now threatened by habitat loss in Chile’s Salar de Atacama region. Lithium mining in that area draws down the water table. That reduces the areas of the flamingo feeding zones. Consequently, the bird populations are declining. Birds die...

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Trump Insurrection of 2021

The Trump Insurrection of 2021 took place on January 6, 2021. A mob of Trump supporters attacked and invaded the capital of the United States of America. They stormed congress, overwhelming the police and threatened Vice President Pence, and all of congress, which was counting the electoral votes from...

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End Caller ID Spoofing Forever

You’ve probably received phone calls like these. Caller, brightly: “Oh, sorry! I was having trouble with my headset.” Caller, helpfully: “We’re calling because you requested information about lower-back or knee pain.” Caller, sternly: “Don’t hang up! This is not a sales call.” These are indeed sales calls. You never...

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Water Distiller Better Than Filters

After battling for months with slow Brita filters I stopped using them entirely. A water distiller is far better than any brand of water filter in my opinion. Distillation removes more contaminants and minerals in tap water than any filter can. A good water distiller will remove chlorine and...

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Colorado Rain Barrels Now Legal

Colorado Rain Barrels Legal – At last, the Republican-controlled Colorado congress has passed a Rain Barrel Bill making it legal for residents to collect rainwater runoff from their rooftops. On May 12, 2016, Governor John Hickenlooper signed the bill into law. The new law is only a small step...

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Brita Filter Slow Performance

I kept a log to see if my Brita filter slow performance was real or just my imagination. So far I have found the results to be clear and repeatable. Every advanced filter I have used in my Brita Pitcher has clogged after 6 to 10 gallons or about...

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Brita Pitcher Customer Support

When I discovered a performance problem with the Brita® Advanced Filters I documented my experience and contacted Brita Pitcher customer support (here). I gave my observations and pointed out that I was filtering distilled water, not tap water. After fully explaining the problem I asked what they planned to...

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Brita Advanced Filter Launched

I’m a fan of the Brita® filtering pitcher. Years ago I tried a faucet mounted water filter made by another company and found it awkward and cumbersome. When Brita introduced the filtering pitcher I got one and I’ve been using it for over twenty years. Maybe ten years ago...

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