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Amazon go. No checkout needed » Post #18

Wed Dec 07, 2016 00:30 in General Talk

This topic made me think of 'Service Merchandise'. I am not sure if they are in business any longer.
Years ago they did very well, even had large catalogs that people could order from.

The way Service Merchandise worked is, you walk in the store and look at the items. Household goods,
etc. Beside each item was a set of cards. Say you saw a toaster for $20. You could look at it, read about
it and then if you wanted it, you would either take a card from the card slot by the toaster or you would
simply write down the product number. You would do all your shopping in the store like that. When you
finished, you would take the numbers to the check out area. They would tally your order, you would pay
and get a receipt, and then wait for your items to be brought to you.

I guess the main idea of Service Merchandise was they didn't need to pay for shopping carts. They
didn't need to pay people to constantly stock the shelves. They didn't lose money from theft like
many stores....after all, all they would have is ONE item on the shelf of each product.

They seemed to focus more and more on jewelry.

One thing that I really liked about Service Merchandise and that is, everybody wasn't touching and
sneezing on the product you bought. It was all warehoused in the back.

So that is still the problem I see with Amazon's Go store. People can pick items up, sneeze on them
and put them back on the shelf. :lol:

When I am getting groceries, or most anything for that matter, I try not to touch things unless I am
seriously interested in it. When I get home with my groceries, I wipe the items down before I shelve
them in my cabinets and fridge. I always wash cans off before I open them.

I Don't know if Amazon Go will fly but like David, I sure see where it is leading.

What's the last movie or TV show you saw? » Post #36

Wed Dec 07, 2016 00:14 in General Talk

'Allied' with Brad Pitt. It was ok. Starts out rather boring. It picks up but also becomes a
little predictable.

What's the last movie or TV show you saw? » Post #28

Tue Dec 06, 2016 09:21 in General Talk

'Siren' I am not sure what you would call it scary movie I guess. A guy is going to get married so
his brother and two buddies decide to take him out for a good time before the wedding is to take place.
They go to a sleazy bar (and this part actually has some hilarious moments). While at the bar they meet
a man that tells them he can take them a real place that has what they're looking for. That's when the
action starts.

referal members » Post #4

Tue Dec 06, 2016 09:16 in General Talk

You are not suppose to have more than one account and if you do, you can be banned forever.
That is why you do NOT register for other people.

Your friend is suppose to sign up, not you signing him up.

After your friend signs up, he can let admin know if he goes to another country.

Amazon go. No checkout needed » Post #5

Mon Dec 05, 2016 20:12 in General Talk

pindokhan123 wrote: i just saw it and thought it was brilliant!

but what if you lost your phone? someone else will be enjoying a cozy meal at your expense hmmm,
still a cool idea.....

Well I suppose there are issues with phone loss now. I guess they might have secret codes or some
such, like an app, I think it displays in the video, you have to open it, log in, etc. Codes get broken
though. I guess it's just like a person's checkbook, you make sure you hang on to it.

Amazon go. No checkout needed » Post #3

Mon Dec 05, 2016 20:05 in General Talk

Times have always changed and people change with it.

I think it is a pretty cool idea. Not sure how well that will catch on but could become a big hit.
I'd probably spend more than I would normally.

Hot Cocoa - Hot Coffee - EggNog - Drinks » Post #1

Mon Dec 05, 2016 09:53 in General Talk

Ok this topic is not about booze per se.

Mainly I am wanting to know which Hot Chocolate mix that you think is the best?

Also, which Eggnog brand do you think is the best?

In the winter, I some times curl up with a snuggly blanket, a movie, and a large cup of hot chocolate.
I am lazy though, I use the powder mix. Some times I try one and then the other. I have a Keurig
but rarely use it.

Do you have some favorite brands?

referal members » Post #2

Mon Dec 05, 2016 09:48 in General Talk

As soon as your new referral completes his/her profile.

What's the last movie or TV show you saw? » Post #15

Mon Dec 05, 2016 09:44 in General Talk

Inferno - with Tom Hanks
It was ok but I found it about half boring. Wasn't exciting as I thought it would be.

Quitting smoking » Post #57

Mon Dec 05, 2016 00:24 in General Talk

I think that would be a good enough reason to quit.
At the very least, cut way down.

Quitting smoking » Post #55

Sun Dec 04, 2016 22:07 in General Talk

The issue with monsanto is they use genetic seeds that do not produce seeds.

They take over the sales of seeds and the farmer cannot buy but monsanto seeds and this also
leaves the farmer vulnerable to pricing. If your crop does not produce seeds, you are wholly
dependent upon purchasing seeds. Can you even begin to see where that is leading?

So, be sure and keep your seeds from whatever you grow IF it is hybrid seeds or not monsanto
seeds. If your fruits and veggies produce seeds, save them. Always plant enough so that you
will have new seeds yearly.

Quitting smoking » Post #54

Sun Dec 04, 2016 22:02 in General Talk

A carton of Marlboro in the USA cost roughly about $40.00 that is with tax included.

The price probably varies by about $5.00 from state to state. For example, Kentucky is no doubt one
of the cheaper states. I remember when I was in 8th grade, I paid about .50 cents for a pack of
marlboro in Chicago land. That summer before high school, went to Kentucky and paid .27 cents
for a pack of cigarettes. West Kentucky is tobacco farming country so the prices are cheaper. A
carton of marlboro in Kentucky probably cost about $35.00, a little cheaper than most all other
states.

If I lived in Australia and was a smoker, I guess I would starve to death. I have a hard enough
time imagining people paying more than a buck for a pack of cigarettes and in Australia, I guess
the average price is $16.00 for marlboro. Unbelievable! Eat or Smoke. :lol:

Quitting smoking » Post #50

Sun Dec 04, 2016 19:34 in General Talk

CatMonster wrote: But why is it that there seems to be a hidden war against tobaco from all sides making it more expensive and harder to obtain while alcohol is available everywhere and cheap. Why is that ?
Shouldn't booze bottles also have pictures on them showing for example damaged livers similar like cigarette packages showing damaged lungs ?

Probably because to an extent, it can be good for you. Not much good about tobacco.

It's like candy. Candy can be ok in moderation. Booze can be ok in moderation.
Also, they don't pollute the air or impose on others. Yes, that can be argued.

I grew dark fired tobacco many years ago. My ex husband grew up on a large farm. His father had
tobacco bases. Not just anyone can grow tobacco. You have to have a tobacco base. I'm not sure
what all they use dark fire tobacco for these days. Usually It was primarily used in snuff, chewing
tobacco, pipe tobacco. It wasn't used in cigarettes much.

It's a livelihood CatMonster. You know, the big machinery and big farm plantations are taking
over.....Monsanto and all that. The small farmer is being rooted out bit by bit as large companies
make it impossible for them to survive. Tobacco was always a major crop in states such as
Kentucky and Tennessee. Cut the crop, the farmer's suffer. A little different when it comes to
Jack Daniel.

Believing in life after death? » Post #47

Sun Dec 04, 2016 19:05 in General Talk

Sorry about that CatMonster. May just be on my end. The first image loaded fine. I didn't
see the third image. Image 2 was flashing, redirecting, and crashing safari.

Ok, I will take the blame for allowing this topic to become what it has become. It has become
against the rule 13.

Topic Locked

Believing in life after death? » Post #42

Sun Dec 04, 2016 14:19 in General Talk

Oh not really lotoole. I mean that in it only seems everyone needs a diaper. :mrgreen:

It's true there are plenty of elderly people that are nursing homes but listen, I do know
what I am talking about in this regard.

Most people do not go to nursing homes and I would go so far as to say that 50% of the
people in nursing homes, don't need to be there. In other words, they really could live
at home on their own and perhaps a few of those would need some home health care.

The good news is today, there are a growing number of 'better' nursing homes and an
ever growing number of 'community living centers' and 'assisted living facilities'. The
only problem is, like everything else, the 'best' cost more.

When I lived in Florida, it was impossible not to notice all the senior community living
centers and suburbs. In fact there is a very nice area at Daytona, down by Flagler
beach that is only a block or so over from the beach.....it is mostly double wide mobile
homes...all very nice. There was a few properties in there for sale. I thought it might
be nice to buy one and it would make a great vacation home. So I drove in (gated) and
drove around looking at the outside of some of the homes that were for sale. I then
went to the office and to ask to see the inside, pricing, etc. They wouldn't let me. :mrgreen:
They wouldn't let me because I wasn't old enough. It was a senior community and you
had to be at least 55 years old to own property there.....or if you were married, you OR
your spouse had to be at least 55 years old. Of course that place, you were pretty much
on your own BUT those type of communities have many facilities and benefits for the
elderly. They have activities and most become friends easily with everyone else in the
community. So if someone needs some assistance, such as needing meals prepared
for them for awhile when sick, needing help going to town, groceries etc.....all these
things are very helpful such as meals on wheels, senior citizen buses that take to them
town, healthcare vans that provide screenings, tests, and more.

To top that off, there is the abundance of 'assisted living facilities'. These facilities can
be very posh. Each person has their own room and the rooms can be very large with
plenty of space for closet, dressers, etc. Doctors make daily visits. On site nurses
keep track of medicines and administer. Again, there are buses that take those that
do have the mobility, to town, the mall, shopping, theater, and more. Meals are all
prepared and everyone gathers in the dinning room for the main meals. You do not
have to make your bed nor sweep or mop, etc because all that is done for you. There
is activities and special events.

So all these types of places for the senior citizens, elderly, are becoming more abundant.

If we don't come up with a quality health care plan for everyone in America, I do fear we
are going to see more state run nursing homes and that is very far from good.

If we can cut out heart disease, cancer, diabetes, auto immune disease, spinal and
muscular diseases, arthritis and degenerative diseases, we will see a much longer life
span.

I want to live as long as I can and as long as I am not in extreme pain. I wouldn't mind
at all living in a community center or an assisted living facility. Some nursing homes
wouldn't be bad either. But I wouldn't want to stay in a nursing home, lay in bed from
7 pm to 7 am, be swooped up, stripped off, taken to a shower, rolled in front of a table,
be spoon fed, have a preacher come in and pat my head every other day and tell me
how wonderful things are. Believe it or not, there are a whole lot of people that really
truly like that.

How do you stay employed due robot invasion jobs? » Post #9

Sun Dec 04, 2016 11:03 in General Talk

Just feed the robots the same stuff they serve people and they will be too fat to function.

Believing in life after death? » Post #37

Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:57 in General Talk

What makes you think the universe has been here billions of years?

I have always found that kind of funny that people believe in theories and believe in what
they read and/or believe what they hear or believe what they watch.

What's on the other side of our universe?

It's good people become educated, study, read, look at the never ending amount of theories out there.

However, there is a little something called 'experience'.

You can read, watch a movie, listen to a song you like, all those things that have baring on the way you
think. None of that matters. Wouldn't you agree none of it matters?

Think of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. He did not know anything except what he thought and what he theorized
and what he read. It wasn't til he drank the potion that he experienced.

Same goes with many things in life. Someone may tell you something but until you experience it for
yourself, you don't know. Like someone mentioned a 'toaster'. You might be told how the toaster works,
but until you use the toaster your self, you will not know the reality of it because you did not experience it.

Why is it that there are people that do not believe in design and creation? After all, we can look at the
new printers today. They can print out almost anything. Look at the labs that are working on using a
printing system to create body parts. If we as human's can design and create, what makes you think
that this earth was not created, that man was not created, that all that exists is not designed and not
created. That there is a creator greater than us, more knowledgeable than us, that designed and created?

I know the creator exists because i have experienced. Just like others that have experienced the creator.
We know. Just like you may know your toaster works due to your experience. We know our creator
exists because we have experienced.

It's like a nearsighted person going to class, sitting at the back of the room and not seeing anything
the professor writes on the board. You're too far away.

Believing in life after death? » Post #13

Sun Dec 04, 2016 00:04 in General Talk

I don't.

I believe something forever. I know something is forever.

I don't know how people can look around and not see the design.

Design is not accidental. Design is creation.

Look at the woodpecker. There is no possible evolution there. None. Scientist will tell you there is none.
So how do you reckon woody keeps from beating his brains out? He keeps from beating his brains out
because he was designed for his brain to float inside a case in his head. He did not evolve. He was designed.

Look at yourself. Now take a look around. Why are you not a fish? Why are you not a cat, a monkey,
a giraffe, a wallaby? The reason why is because you and everything else on this planet, was designed.

There is a designer out there. Call the designer what you want but just know, the designer does exist.

Downline information » Post #11

Sat Dec 03, 2016 23:19 in General Talk

You're welcome.

Quitting smoking » Post #42

Sat Dec 03, 2016 18:59 in General Talk

Ya, I don't think vaping or pot smoking is good for the lungs. I don't think anything is good
for the lungs other than air and humidity or something to help one breath.

Maybe one day people will realize they don't need a crutch. For now, they're making the health
care industry a fortune.
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