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InterDesign York Lyra Wall Mount Key Rack, Pearl White
InterDesign York Lyra Wall Mount Key Rack, Pearl White
Price: $8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Know Where Your Keys Are, August 21, 2014
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If you are like me, you waste time every morning searching for your keys. This attractive and well-constructed key rack solves that problem with a practical solution that blends in with most rooms. It can be installed on a wall or even the inside of a door on a coat closet. Now all I have to do is remember to put the keys on the rack. A nice little solution to a nagging problem.


Belkin Grip Max Cover for iPhone 5/5s - Retail Packaging - Gravel/Orange
Belkin Grip Max Cover for iPhone 5/5s - Retail Packaging - Gravel/Orange
Price: $16.73
7 used & new from $5.60

5.0 out of 5 stars Solid Cover for the Iphone 5, August 21, 2014
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Belkin has always made excellent products and this is no exception. It is attractive, it secures the iPhone 5 tightly, is solid enough to take a pounding, and keeps the iphone protected with air pockets to absorb the shock. It is the next best protection to bubble wrap, but a lot more practical. A solid protection on investment for this somewhat klutzy iPhone user.


LiquiSeal Travel Mug in Silver by OXO
LiquiSeal Travel Mug in Silver by OXO
Price: $9.99
3 used & new from $9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Little Travel Mug, August 21, 2014
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This is a solid, inexpensive travel mug that keeps your coffee warm and secure. It has a push button to open and close the spout, the lid seals tightly, and it fits securely in your standard auto cup holder. If you close the spout when not drinking, it will keep the coffee warm for hours. It is also attractive and, best of all, very inexpensive. It does say you should wash by hand so dishwashers are likely a mistake. It also holds about the same as a large mug so it is not intended to keep you in coffee all day. However, given the pluses and the price, it is a great little travel mug.


Micra Digital 4-Pack Anti-Glare Screen Protector for iPhone 4 / 4S
Micra Digital 4-Pack Anti-Glare Screen Protector for iPhone 4 / 4S
Price: $8.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Good Screen Protection, August 18, 2014
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A good screen protector for your iPhone, the Micra Digital Anti-Glare screen protector is both functional and inexpensive compared to competing products. It does cut down on glare considerably and does a fine job of protecting the screen from dirt, fingerprints, etc. As other reviewers have already noted, you should clean the screen thoroughly prior to adding the screen protector to prevent "bubbling" and other annoyances. It seems to last reasonably well although it is a bit more sensitive to scratching. However, its low price makes this pretty much a no-brainer for those of us who tend to give their screens a beating.


Spaghettio's Microwave Pasta, Original, 6 Ounce (Pack of 6)
Spaghettio's Microwave Pasta, Original, 6 Ounce (Pack of 6)
Price: $13.14

3.0 out of 5 stars Yes, It's Spaghettios, August 12, 2014
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The old kids favorite from a can is now in a microwave package. It does not have as much as the can, but it is more convenient and does taste the same - although the texture seems slightly different. In mine it was thicker. I noticed other reviewers thought it thinner while still others agreed with me, so I suspect that may depend on the microwave. OK, this is not great spaghetti you would get from an Italian restaurant, but you don't expect that and small children prefer it to the latter. It is what it is and, for Spaghettios, it passes the test.


Bissell 1422 The Anna Upright Cordless/Hybrid Vacuum, $499
Bissell 1422 The Anna Upright Cordless/Hybrid Vacuum, $499

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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Vacuum Ever, August 9, 2014
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The bane for me when vacuuming is the cord: it's in the way, it kinks and I end up pulling it out of the outlet, it always seems just a little bit short when you are almost finished. The Bissell 1422 Anna takes care of this and much more and is a leap forward for vacuums - if there can be such a thing.

This vacuum does a terrific job with settings for carpets, rugs, bare floors, etc. Even at the highest power setting (there are three), it is incredibly quiet. Amazingly, I was vacuuming while my cat was asleep in a chair and she didn't even move (normally she heads for safer ground when a vacuum approaches) - just took a look and went back to sleep. Despite this, the vacuum eats up all dirt in its path and you can empty the dirt when you are finished - no bags to buy.

Best of all, you don't need to worry about the pesky cord. Just plug it in and let the battery charge and you can vacuum to your heart's content. There is also an attachment for furniture, drapes, etc. Just unhook the vacuum from the floor unit and carry it around like a briefcase to wherever you need it - and still no cord needed. If the battery is too low, you can use it with a cord, but once free of that nuisance, it would be like going back to a phone line modem for the internet.

A great vacuum by Bissell that works as advertised. Yes, it is a higher price than most, but it does legitimately outperform the competitors.


Remington Products R4 Lithium Power Series Rotary Shaver
Remington Products R4 Lithium Power Series Rotary Shaver
Price: $39.97
3 used & new from $33.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Actually Close as a Razor, August 8, 2014
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I generally have used electric/battery operated razors for the convenience (and lack of accidental cuts) but used a standard razor for "special occasions" when I wanted to look "clean." Of the electric/battery models, Remington has always been a favorite and I was happy to try oout their R4 series. This is probably the best of these products I have used and gives a shave that actually IS close as a standard razor.

There are three heads with two concentric blades that are flexible and adjust to the shape of your face. Since I have a sharp angular facial structure, many electric models tend to miss places around the chin, etc and leave tell-tale stubble I have to go over again on a different angle. The R4 kept close throughout the shave, cut evenly and closely, and, most importantly, was very comfortable - even with growth I would never attempt with many other electric razors.

It is important (and given in the directions) to charge the razor for an extended period before the first use. You will then have enough charge to get you through at least a week. Since it is battery operated, there is no need to worry about water - you can even wash it under the faucet! This is an excellent quality razor that is inexpensive and probably pays for itself in the price of razor blades.


Beyond All Religion
Beyond All Religion
Price: $3.49

1.0 out of 5 stars Recycled Nonsense, August 1, 2014
Judging from Mr. Butler's profile, he is eminently qualified to answer any real estate question you might throw his way. How that would qualify him to discuss the history of religion is anyone's guess. Most of this is recycled nonsense from the bottom rung of anti-Christian websites. I am not talking about intellectual skeptical websites or anything that might resemble competent scholarship but rather the websites that normally talk about reptilian space aliens and throw in some anti-Christian stuff as a side dish. So how bad is it? Let me give you an example.

Butler thinks the Gospels were written about 325 AD by Constantine and his henchman (probably including Eusebius). As evidence he claims there are no copies of these documents before the fourth century. In fact, he states "the Catholic Encyclopedia itself supports the thesis that the Gospels of Christianity were written no earlier than the 4th Century". As evidence of this he quotes it stating "the earliest of the extant manuscripts [of the New Testament], it is true, do not date back beyond the middle of the fourth century AD." So what of this supposed find by Mr. Butler?

First off, the Catholic Encyclopedia did not support the claim that the Gospels were written no earlier than the fourth century. Rather, it states that the earliest available manuscripts (when the encyclopedia was published in 1907) was from the fourth century. In fact, the quote is a "quotemine" that ignored the second half of the sentence. Here is the full sentence:

"The earliest of the extant manuscripts, it is true, do not date back beyond the middle of the fourth century, but the perfect unanimity of all the codices proves to every critic that the prototypes of these manuscripts, at a much earlier date, must have contained the same indications of authorship."

Makes a bit of a difference.

Even worse, though, is that Butler has proven he has not even studied to see what manuscripts are available today. He merely assumed the state of things over a century ago was still current and no archaeology had occurred since that long outdated publication. For the fact is that there are numerous New Testament papyri available from the third century (P1, P4, P5, P9, P12, P13, P15, P20, P22, P23, P27, P28, P29, P30, P32, P39, P40, P45, P46, P47, P48, P49, P53, P64, P65, P66, P69, P70, P75, P77, P80, P87, P91, P95, P101, P103, P106, P107, P108, P109, P111, P113, P114, P118, P119, P121) but also the second (P52, P90, P98, P104). It is a bit difficult to take seriously claims that the Gospels were written in the fourth century when P75 (~200 AD) contains two of them. Similar results from other papyri apply to the other New Testament books.

The fact is that the point I made above is first week in New Testament 101 stuff. It's the first chapter of most books on the history of the NT texts. This is so basic it is even on Wikipedia. Yet this guy is oblivious to what any competent writer on the history of religion already knows. If you are unaware of what I explained above, you should not be writing on the subject.

I would suggest that Mr. Butler confine his future literary efforts to real estate - where he undoubtedly has a clue. He certainly does not on this subject.


Beyond All Religion: Beyond Mythical and Outrageously Forged Religious Origins and Scriptures and Practices that Support Intolerance, Violence and Even War, a Peaceful World Awaits
Beyond All Religion: Beyond Mythical and Outrageously Forged Religious Origins and Scriptures and Practices that Support Intolerance, Violence and Even War, a Peaceful World Awaits
by Samuel Butler
Edition: Paperback
Price: $8.96
27 used & new from $7.04

1.0 out of 5 stars Recycled Nonsense, August 1, 2014
Judging from Mr. Butler's profile, he is eminently qualified to answer any real estate question you might throw his way. How that would qualify him to discuss the history of religion is anyone's guess. Most of this is recycled nonsense from the bottom rung of anti-Christian websites. I am not talking about intellectual skeptical websites or anything that might resemble competent scholarship but rather the websites that normally talk about reptilian space aliens and throw in some anti-Christian stuff as a side dish. So how bad is it? Let me give you an example.

Butler thinks the Gospels were written about 325 AD by Constantine and his henchman (probably including Eusebius). As evidence he claims there are no copies of these documents before the fourth century. In fact, he states "the Catholic Encyclopedia itself supports the thesis that the Gospels of Christianity were written no earlier than the 4th Century". As evidence of this he quotes it stating "the earliest of the extant manuscripts [of the New Testament], it is true, do not date back beyond the middle of the fourth century AD." So what of this supposed find by Mr. Butler?

First off, the Catholic Encyclopedia did not support the claim that the Gospels were written no earlier than the fourth century. Rather, it states that the earliest available manuscripts (when the encyclopedia was published in 1907) was from the fourth century. In fact, the quote is a "quotemine" that ignored the second half of the sentence. Here is the full sentence:

"The earliest of the extant manuscripts, it is true, do not date back beyond the middle of the fourth century, but the perfect unanimity of all the codices proves to every critic that the prototypes of these manuscripts, at a much earlier date, must have contained the same indications of authorship."

Makes a bit of a difference.

Even worse, though, is that Butler has proven he has not even studied to see what manuscripts are available today. He merely assumed the state of things over a century ago was still current and no archaeology had occurred since that long outdated publication. For the fact is that there are numerous New Testament papyri available from the third century (P1, P4, P5, P9, P12, P13, P15, P20, P22, P23, P27, P28, P29, P30, P32, P39, P40, P45, P46, P47, P48, P49, P53, P64, P65, P66, P69, P70, P75, P77, P80, P87, P91, P95, P101, P103, P106, P107, P108, P109, P111, P113, P114, P118, P119, P121) but also the second (P52, P90, P98, P104). It is a bit difficult to take seriously claims that the Gospels were written in the fourth century when P75 (~200 AD) contains two of them. Similar results from other papyri apply to the other New Testament books.

The fact is that the point I made above is first week in New Testament 101 stuff. It's the first chapter of most books on the history of the NT texts. This is so basic it is even on Wikipedia. Yet this guy is oblivious to what any competent writer on the history of religion already knows. If you are unaware of what I explained above, you should not be writing on the subject.

I would suggest that Mr. Butler confine his future literary efforts to real estate - where he undoubtedly has a clue. He certainly does not on this subject.


ökocat Natural Paper Cat Litter, 5.1-Pound, Dust Free
ökocat Natural Paper Cat Litter, 5.1-Pound, Dust Free
Price: $4.64
3 used & new from $4.64

2.0 out of 5 stars May Sound Like a Good Idea to Cat Owners, but to the Cats ..., August 1, 2014
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Like other reviewers, I thought it a great idea to have biodegradable cat litter. Also, it does urine odor well. Unfortunately, one of my cats refused to use it and the other did grudgingly. The cat who refused to use it decided outside the box was a better place or, worse yet, in the shower was also acceptable. Once replacing one of the two litter boxes with normal cat litter, both cats used it and not the other. The texture is weird and I suspect they do not think it optimal for covering up their feces. It was a nice idea, but the environment will just have to take a hit on this one.


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