A word of warning about Time Warner. When they did this switch over to digital in June 2014 they switched me over to what is called “Starter TV / Starter Internet”. This is NOT their lowest cost service! “Standard TV” is their lowest cost service. Under this “promotion” as they call it, you pay $19.95 per month for cable TV service and $39.95 for Internet service. On Jan 1, 2016 both services will increase by $10 each to about $80 per month.
My point is to not assume that the “good folks” at Time Warner just automatically set you up with the lowest cost service. Review your bill and bark up their tree if you didn’t want their premium “Starter TV / Starter Internet” service! It has a bottom tier sounding title but “Starter TV / Starter Internet” is not their bottom tier, lowest cost service. Knowledge is power.
The grocery stores were initially against the plastic bag ban UNTIL they were offered 10 cents per bag in a dirty backroom deal. ALL of that money goes to the grocery stores. It is rumored that the grocery employee union negotiated a slice of the pie too. It is estimated that grocery stores across California are earning 440 million per year in profit from the 10 cent per bag tax, and extra profit from selling reusable and even reusable PLASTIC bags!
Think that plastic is bad for the environment? Plastic bags are actually made from a derivative of natural gas. Plastic bags are made out of polyethylene. In the United States, ethylene is made of ethane which is a waste by-product obtained from natural gas refining. Domestically produced plastic bags are not made out of oil.
Take action bow by signing / starting a petition http://www.bagtheban.com/take-action