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i will never put something on my face that is public use, and no no payphones, unless emergencies.
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If you don't recycle the expensive 3D glasses, then more new ones have to be manufactured. Assuming the cost to clean and reuse the glasses is less than it costs to manufacture a new set (which it most assuredly is, otherwise they would be disposable, and not recyclable), the distributor of the glasses will have to charge more for each set in order to cover costs. The theater purchasing the glasses will have increased expenses from having to purchase the glasses at a higher price. This will, in turn, be passed on to the consumer in the form of higher ticket prices for 3D movies.

So yes, from what you wrote, you are indirectly helping to increase movie ticket prices.

I'm not increasing movie prices. They're grossly overcharging you for a piece of plastic that you can voluntarily give back to them. Then, they spend $5 (or less) cleaning an entire theater's worth of glasses (or more) and "rent" the glasses back out to the next group of suckers. Further, you assume I then threw the glasses away instead of reusing them, which I didn't. The movie industry found a fad (3D), coupled it with recycling, and are now making ridiculous profits on not only the initial person paying for a particular pair of glasses, but, also, even more of a profit off everyone who continues the cycle of giving them back the glasses. All I'm doing is legally reducing the amount of money corporations are able to deceptively obtain from consumers.

If you're getting charged more for a movie, it's because they want more profits, not because they need to charge more.
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A normal level of bacteria is good for the human body.

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Agree 100%. My brother pretty much bathes his kids in anti-bacterial gels. It wouldn't surprise me if they have to use it 20+ times a day on average. They get sick more than any kids I have ever seen. Him being a nurse practitioner explains his actions to a point, but you would think he would also know the importance of building up their immune system from everyday germs. I get angry every time I go somewhere with them or visit their house.

Anti-Bacterial stuff has its uses and times to apply them, but people these days go way overboard with them these days. Same goes for Anti-Biotics imo.
Even worse than his children not developing an immune system, he should know that he's increasing the likelihood that a anti-bacterial resistant strain is created, and doubly so because he's a licensed practitioner. Next thing you know, a strain at the hospital he works for is resistant because that bacteria and his natural flora have exchanged sex pili.

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So you like purposefully making things more expensive than they need to be?

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How could you possibly derive that from what I wrote?
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If you don't recycle the expensive 3D glasses, then more new ones have to be manufactured. Assuming the cost to clean and reuse the glasses is less than it costs to manufacture a new set (which it most assuredly is, otherwise they would be disposable, and not recyclable), the distributor of the glasses will have to charge more for each set in order to cover costs. The theater purchasing the glasses will have increased expenses from having to purchase the glasses at a higher price. This will, in turn, be passed on to the consumer in the form of higher ticket prices for 3D movies.

So yes, from what you wrote, you are indirectly helping to increase movie ticket prices.

I think the cliffnotes of what SgtSpike is telling you is that he DOES recycle his glasses, in a way, by keeping them and reusing them later. He's saying it's stupid to put them in the recycle bin so the theater companies can essentially charge you a $2.50 rental fee for 2hrs when you could just keep the glasses and use them again later.

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My girlfriend uses hand sanitizers and disinfectants like its her job, it seems like every other week she is sick/stuffed up or something.
It's more logical that your girlfriend just has always had a weak immune system and has taken to using sanitizers to help her than her use of sanitizers has made her immune system that weak.

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Toilet seats are cleaned with powerful cleaning products (depends on the place really I guess) so sometimes it is even worse.

I remember we did an experiment once in school, we got to swab different things in the school and then we would put them in a Petri dish.

So a few things we swabbed

Gym teachers bald head
Locker handle
Desk
Door handle
Sink in bathroom
Toilet seat

Believe it or not, the Petri dish that had crap grow the fastest in it was the Gym teachers bald head one... and the one that hardly changed at all was the bathroom ones, including the toilet seat, and apparently it is because of all the cleaning products used to kill off bacteria.

That experiment stuck with me, never touch a bald guys head.
Most non-healthcare oriented people don't understand that it's not the sheer amount of bacteria that makes an object dirty, it's the likelihood of it carrying an infectious strain.

The thing you have to understand about that is that the auger you use determines what grows and most of what grows on that starch-based auger (IRCC) isn't going to cause disease in people. Now, if you want to find out what's REALLY harmful, use a blood-auger and do that same sample. Those samples you can't even open the dish back up because of the likelihood of infection.

To tie it into your experiment, you could probably lick your gym teacher's bald head and 9 times out of 10 get nothing more than minor sniffles. Do the same to a toilet seat and you'll probably get something serious.
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