Trophy hunter optics

Big game hunters are quick to tell you that they are the biggest contributors to nature conservation efforts. But how often do you see a hunter posing with an oversized check, instead of with an animal that they just killed?
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Plastic bags

Unexpected beneficiary of California's ban on plastic grocery bags? The people who make doggie poop bags. Without grocery bags to recycle, dog owners are forced to spend extra money to pick up after their pets. Or there's just going to be a lot more poop left behind on neighbor's lawns.
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Elevators

Elevators in two story buildings shouldn't have buttons inside the car. If there's only one option, to go up from the ground floor, or to go down from the top floor, then there's no need for a button. Close the doors and go.
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You know you’re old when…

...you're watching All The President's Men, and instead of identifying with the young, ambitious, aggressive reporters, you identify with the wise but grizzled, old editor who pulls out a red pen and marks up their article.
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Does Coincidence Exist

Coincidence, as I define it, is the association of two or more disparate events, and the added value attributed to that association.

If you travel around the world and happen to run into your next-door neighbor, that would be an obvious coincidence. Anybody with an understanding of geography would recognize the unusual nature of that meeting, but the deeper meaning of the event would be limited primarily to the two people involved. It may startle you to run into your neighbor on the other side of the globe, but chances are it won’t really affect your life, or the world around you, in any significant way.

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