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Best Dog Poop Bags Ever!

UPDATE 7/24/17: Nearly four years since posting this review and I still love these dog poop bags! I just purchased another case a few months ago for about $14. The price tends to fluctuate, so if you are not in a hurry, add it to your Amazon Wish List and keep checking for a lower price. One of the best features of these bags is the easy tear-off. I explain it more in the review, but by keeping your thumb on the roll as you unwind it, your thumb will catch in the tear opening and give the roll a little snap and the bag is torn off the roll. You do not have to search for the perforation. Sounds like a small thing, but over the years, I have tried other bags that are much harder to tear off or find the perforation. Plus… I will never use any

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Eliminate Pool Algae with Chlorine-Free Sun Shock Pool Ionizer – Review

UPDATE 4/13/2018: I decided not to use the Ionizer for awhile. I’m also dropping it from 4 stars to 3 stars. I think it is discoloring the floor of my pool. I know I have blue staining in the small alcove area (previously the spa area – opened up to pool by removing a wall a few years ago). I’m torn right now. The Remington Solar Pool Ionizer does work. I had no algae last year. I removed the ionizer over the winter and am now battling algae once again. I switched to liquid chlorine based on posts on the evils of the CYA (Cyanic Acid) tablets put into the pool.  My CYA level was pretty high. You do need a small amount of CYA to block the suns UV from destroying the chlorine. But too much can cause other issues including damage to your plaster (gunite). Liquid chlorine is

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The Vet from Hell – Family Animal Hospital Costa Mesa, CA

WORST EXPERIENCE WITH A VETERINARIAN I have to Rant for a minute. I realize this is not a product review and is a local Southern CA business. But this site is called Bob’s Rants and Raves, so here is my rant… First the Pros: Low-cost spay, neuter, shots, office visit Dr. Bellinger was very good (more later) Now the Cons: No appointments – walk-in only One – two hour wait times Dr. Jaramillo – no longer has empathy, too quick to diagnose (more later)   THE GOOD VET Dr. Bellinger examined our 6 yr. old, 112lb Doberman that was experiencing some pain when lying down for a while. Our assumption was an onset of arthritis following TPLO leg surgery 1 ½ yrs ago. Dr. Bellinger asked all the right questions, got on her knees and did a thorough physical exam of Brody. She recommended X-rays on both back legs and back

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Copper Chef Pan Review – First Impressions

  UPDATE 9/11/2017: We still love this pan. It is my wife’s “go to” pan for many meals. She just commented yesterday that she loves the Copper Chef pan and the high sides because the high sides keep grease and other splatters to a minimum. Also, the pan is so easy to clean – just wipe out with a paper towel. She also uses soap and water – doesn’t like the idea of just wiping it out. Our pan still looks like new. No scratches except a few on the bottom from rubbing on the grates. The original price I paid was $75. Saw the 4 piece set for $60 today – the price may change by the time you read this. Here is the link to see the current 4 piece price. Upped rating from 4 to 5 stars due to the pan holding up and still performing so well.

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Best Portable Heater Reviews – Lasko 754200, Optimus H-6003, Bionaire BCH9214RE

Best Portable Space Heater Reviews This is a quick review of 3 small space heaters: Lasko model 754200, Optimus model H-6003, and the Bionaire BCH9214RE. In my quest for the best small heater, I chose these three portable heaters because after researching small heaters they all looked promising. I ended up buying all three. I am returning one of them. Find out which is the best heater…. My Story I wanted an affordable small portable heater to heat my home office. I also wanted one to heat my dog’s cage (where he sleeps at night in our bedroom), and I wanted a small heater I could easily move room to room as needed to heat a small area of that room. I was not looking to heat entire rooms (except maybe a bathroom). Small portable space heater reviews   The Best Small Heater Lasko 754200 Ceramic Heater with Adjustable Thermostat

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TING Cell Phone Service Review – Affordable Cell Phone Plans

TING – $15 Monthly Cell Phone Service Only $15/month! TING is an affordable cell phone service for low use cell phone users. Service includes 100 minutes talk, 100 texts, 100 MB data – all for only $15 a month. This is a great plan for low use smartphone users, like me. If you talk less than 100 minutes and rarely use the internet outside your home’s wifi area, this is the plan for you. Even for higher use cell plan users, TING can save you money! Plus… get $25 just for signing up using my link. See below. UPDATE 10/16/2016: I still LOVE using TING! My monthly bill, including tax and fees is only $16.95. That’s it! Reception is excellent, voice quality is excellent, and viewing emails and surfing the web is fast. Here is my story I went swimming with my cell phone in my bathing suit pocket. Needless to say,

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Samsung 75″ Smart LED TV (UN75H6350) Review

The Samsung 75″ Smart TV Review – models UN75H6300, UN75H6350, UN75J6300 UPDATE 12/24/2015: I still love my UN75H6300 75″ Samsung. But now is the time to move on to the UN75J6300 models. The “H” models are hard to find and are older models. The UN75J6300 gets great reviews from multiple sources. Check for best price on Amazon here. The Samsung 75 inch Smart LED TV – model UN75H6300 or UN75H6350 (both are same TV). The newer model UN75J6300 recently came out to replace the UN75H6300 model. If you compare the specs of both models, you will see they are essentially unchanged in the newer model. PICTURE QUALITY The picture quality is the number one reason to buy this TV. I am sure Visio, LG, Sharp, Sony and the others have good picture quality. But I challenge any of them to top the Samsung UN75H6350 75″ TV. Samsung has been a leader in large screen TVs

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Stella & Chewy’s Freeze Dried Dog Food Review

Stella & Chewy Freeze Dried Dog Food Treat I love this food. Or more accurately, my dog loves Stella & Chewy’s freeze dried food. I call it a treat rather than food because I have a 105 lb Doberman and this “food” is not cheap! For a small dog, it may be a little more feasible to feed as a meal, but even then, it will be a pricey dog meal. But, as a healthy treat, Stella & Chewy’s is great. I knocked off 1/2 star (4.5) because of the price – otherwise this is a 5 star product. Stella & Chewy’s bag size Stella & Chewy’s freeze dried dog food comes in 2 sizes – 5.5 oz and 15 oz. It used to come in 6 oz and 16 oz. but I guess instead of raising the price they reduced the package size. The package size stayed the same…

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The Equalizer Movie Review | Watch it!

The Equalizer – Denzel Washington – Movie Review Rating 8+/10 I really enjoyed this movie. If you like revenge or vigilante type movies, you will love The Equalizer starring Denzel Washington. The movie had a few flaws and weaknesses, but I was able to overlook those because Denzel Washington did a great job, as usual, as the lead. IMDB rated 7.6 — synopsis: A man believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and has dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when he meets a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can’t stand idly by – he has to help her. The storyline was a little weak but got the job done. The movie was exciting to watch and the ending left it open for sequels. If you enjoy Denzel Washington movies than you will enjoy The Equalizer. This movie reminded me of

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