Showing posts from April, 2019

It's Called Thinking

George Carlin. He would have a field day with what's going on politically and the media frenzy surrounding it today. Separating factual news statements from opinions n today's world, it is becoming increasingly difficult to distinguish between factual news statements and opinions. With the rise of social media and the 24-hour news cycle, it is easy to fall into the trap of consuming news that is biased and inaccurate. If you rely solely on TV news for your information, you are likely to be misinformed.  It is important to take the time to do your own research and come up with your own conclusions. Do not blindly accept the opinions of others without verifying the facts for yourself. The media industry is driven by profits, and they will do whatever it takes to keep their audience engaged, even if it means feeding them false information.  To avoid being misled, it is essential to develop critical thinking skills and to seek out reliable sources of information. Look for ne

Kroger Says Goodbye to Plastic Shopping Bags

Last year, Kroger pledged to phase out single-use plastic bags from all 2700 of its grocery stores, across 35 states, by 2025. That phase-out began in Seattle-based QFC stores this month , and will continue in Kroger, Ralph’s, Harris Teeter, Food 4 Less and Pick n’ Save (all owned by Kroger Co.) in months to come. Of the 100 billion plastic bags thrown away every year in the United States, 6 billion come from Kroger stores. “We listen very closely to our customers and our communities, and we agree with their growing concerns,” Mike Donnelly, Kroger’s executive vice president, and COO, said in a press release . Kroger customers will be able to buy reusable bags for $1 to $2 each. Paper bags will still be available for free for now, but the company says its goal is to eventually transition fully to reusable bags. A few quick facts from the Center for Biological Diversity : Americans use 12 million barrels of oil a year to make single-use plastic shopping bags. The average Americ