Homemade Rust Remover: Vinegar

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With the popularity of metal decor and my recent experiences I thought it would be useful to write this post. Yes, vinegar is an EXCELLENT rust remover. The best thing is that you have it in your home, it’s cheap and simple to work with.

 It is ideal to submerge the rusty object in vinegar and wait for about 30 mins or more, depending on the amount of rust. If the object is large dab vinegar on. After successful cleaning, make sure to dry thoroughly.

General note: Be careful while working with rusty old metals and such. In case of any cut or wound contact your doctor to check if you need a tetanus shot.

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Michigan and Other Places

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With all the news about the bankruptcy, I’ve been thinking about Detroit lately.  Actually, more accurately, I’m trying not to think about Detroit.

I’m not from Detroit, but since living overseas I find myself identifying with the city and claiming it as my own; to me, it has come to represent Michigan as a whole, and my home.  I used to be excited to read about Detroit on the rare occasion it popped up in the news, but these days I cringe when I see a headline and immediately turn elsewhere.  What Detroit is going through pains me.

The news is reporting what I’ve been aware of anecdotally — Michigan is dying, almost dead in fact, and on life-support.  I’m often nostalgic for my home, but what I miss doesn’t exist anymore.  I used to go home to visit a multitude of friends and family, but if I were to…

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George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin

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I dont typically like to get caught up in sensationalized, overblown media coverage and hype, however it was nearly impossible not to see or hear something about the case. I was struck by a couple of very interesting items beyond the drama, heartache and the appalling verdict.
Notwithstanding the obvious racial divide between black people and anyone with lighter skin then theirs (not a dig, just my humble opinion gained from personal experience) I was shocked by how misread this entire situation seemed to be. The first juror to speak out after the trial echoed what I had been thinking all along. Both George Zimmerman and Treyvon Marting (RIP Treyvon) exercised extremely bad judgement on that fateful evening. I dont believe it was a completely biased call on Zimmermans part. I believe he was overzealous as some people may be if their homes and properties have been subject to crimes. Zimmermans ass should have never risen from his seat. Im sure Treyvon knew what kind of attention he would attract as a young black male in america dressed like a hood rat. His parents should have known also. If you are going to hold yourself out to the world in a certain way, chances are you will be percieved this way and attract all the good things that go along with the part he played. But at the end of the day, a very tragic day, George Zimmerman was the adult in this situation and he placed himself in harms way, got his ass kicked, and then killed a child. Whatever you may think of Treyvon is irrelevant. He was still a minor. Zimmerman should have never left his car and when he did get his ass kicked, he should have went home and licked his wounds.

The art of a FAIL

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Every day, new challenges are added on moolta by daredevils looking to raise money for their favorite causes. While we hope for the best for every single one, every now and then a challenge fails to be completed. Obviously we want every challenge to succeed, but on occasion, a hilarious fail is born providing laughs to all of those who see it. So, today we would like to offer you the very best in FAILS. The art of a fail is truly hysterical and we hope it puts a smile on your face.

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