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Old 07-21-2008, 07:25 PM   #21
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About the sandals, I was of college age in the 70s. Never saw these tire sandals on sale. What else was I missing??


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car battery =$5.00
Just now notice the above.

In AZ, the law requires us to pay a battery disposal fee, around $5 I think. Yet, these batteries got valuable lead in them. We got ripped off.
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Old 07-22-2008, 10:32 PM   #22
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In AZ, the law requires us to pay a battery disposal fee, around $5 I think. Yet, these batteries got valuable lead in them. We got ripped off.
Are you sure it is a disposal fee? I thought it was like a deposit on a bottle. You pay the fee when you buy a battery, and it gets refunded when you bring the old one back. I think that's how it works in IL. Keeps the lead out of the landfills.

Tires, we pay a disposal fee.

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Weren't those 'tire sandals' popular around 25-30 years ago? I seem to remember seeing them around now that you mention it.
They are called huraches. I used to go to Sonora a lot in the 60s and 70s, and huraches were the footgear in rural Mexico. I bought a pair down there, but they were uncomfortable compared to my Dr. Scholes. I think US hippies and people who identified with Che and Fidel and La Revolución brought them to Upper California, and I guess they spread from there.

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I thought it was like a deposit on a bottle. You pay the fee when you buy a battery, and it gets refunded when you bring the old one back. I think that's how it works in IL. Keeps the lead out of the landfills.

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You are right. It could be the same way in AZ.

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They are called huraches. I used to go to Sonora a lot in the 60s and 70s, and huraches were the footgear in rural Mexico. I bought a pair down there, but they were uncomfortable compared to my Dr. Scholes. I think US hippies and people who identified with Che and Fidel and La Revolución brought them to Upper California, and I guess they spread from there.

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Never had a chance to try them, but I suspect my feet would prefer Dr.Scholes. Our friend Goonie liked them though, and he said in another thread that he pampered his feet. Perhaps the arch of his feet happened to match the curvature of the tires. Size 205/60?

I would still say Che and Fidel learned the trick from Ho, who was older.
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We had a rash of bronze thefts around here last year. They were pulling up the name plaques and the bronze vases in the cemeteries! Some slick operator stole a whole set of church bells that had been removed for a remodel. They were found before they were all destroyed but barely.....Air conditioner theft was bad for awhile too. The local recyclers are operating under much greater scrutiny now and the thefts have slowed considerably.
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We had a funny one in the newspaper a few months ago.

Some lady was up early (5am) and talking to her daughter on the phone when it went dead. She called back on her cellphone and while she was talking she looked out the back window and saw some guy working on a pole. As she watched she saw him cutting down sections of phone line and then cutting them up. When the police arrived the guy was still working away filling up his pickup.

The line he cut was a very old lead jacketed cable with about a hundred wires inside, worth a small fortune according the phone company.
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Guys who do that irk me to no end, same as thieves who rip copper pipe off houses.

Compared to shoplifters, they cause damages far greater than the cost of what they steal. In other cultures, they might be hung up by their "you know what".
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Our friend Goonie liked them though, and he said in another thread that he pampered his feet. Perhaps the arch of his feet happened to match the curvature of the tires.
Back then my arches were more forgiving than in later years, although those sandals did have some arch support.
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Size 205/60?
They weren't metrics back then....so mine were probably cut out of some old Mickey Thompson N50/15's....wide & low!
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I've been eying that colored rubber mulch as a replacement for the wood chips we're using around the house, but its still WAY too expensive. $7-8 a square foot on sale.
I live on the shore where the wind blows most of the time, and regular mulch tends to blow away. A number of people here use the rubber mulch, but when it's new and it gets hot it smells like stinky old tires.

Most people here have switched to the little red/brown gravel that looks just like mulch from a distance if you aren't paying attention. Me, I'm sticking with the real thing. It's cheap, biodegradable, and if you keep it moist it tends to stay in place.

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