Gunman Robs Store for Headache Powder and Bottled Water

crime scene tapeHave you ever had a headache so bad, you’d rob a store for the cure? The Augusta Chronicle reported today that police are searching for a man who robbed a Dollar General this morning. The man entered the store with a towel over his face, and asked the clerk for a bottled water and some Goody’s headache powder. He then put a gun on the counter and asked for money.

At this point it’s unclear whether the man actually obtained anything before he left, as he told the clerk to go to the rear of the building while he fled. But it is clear that he was in desperate need of something.

This is not the first bottled water robbery to take place, and it probably won’t be the last. Last year, we wrote about a man who stole bottled water from a 13-year-old kid who had set up a water stand to make a few extra bucks on a hot summer day. There is one lesson to be learned from all this: stay away from bottled water. As we’ve demonstrated before, it is highly addictive (especially if it contains nicotine), and we all know that bottled water addiction can make people do crazy things…


Quit Smoking with Nicotine Bottled Water

Want to quit smoking, but can’t? NicLite is here to help. This specially formulated, organic, non-addictive nicotine bottled water offers you an alternative to smoking. Whether you’re a heavy smoker, moderate smoker, or social smoker, you can drink NicLite to curb your craving for cigarettes.

The makers of this product claim that it is much safer than cigarettes, because it is carcinogen-free. Consumers testify that NicLite has helped them reduce or quit their smoking habit after only a few weeks of drinking the water. The convenient plastic bottle packaging lets you sip whenever you feel the urge to smoke, whether you’re in your car, on an airplane, at work, or in a restaurant where smoking indoors has been banned – nonsmokers around you will no longer have to suffer the fate of secondhand smoke because of your bad habit.

At first glance, NicLite seems like a great solution to anyone’s nicotine addiction. However, upon closer examination, it seems that in the long run, you’re simply replacing one bad habit with another. Before you know it, your smoking addiction becomes a bottled water addiction that can be just as dangerous to you and your peers as secondhand smoke. I can’t help but wonder how many of those who have used NicLite have actually been able to kick the bottled water habit once they quit smoking. Do you have to continue to drink NicLite water to avoid your cigarette cravings?

As a nonsmoker, it’s difficult for me to take an authoritative stance on this issue, so I’d like to hear the point of view of others who have struggled with quitting. Do you think nicotine bottled water is a viable solution to the problem of nicotine addiction? If not, what alternatives could you suggest?

Bottled Rainwater: A Green Alternative?

Tasmanian Rain Bottled RainwaterBottled rainwater is a growing trend among avid premium bottled water consumers. On Saturday, February 26, six bottled rainwaters will compete in the award-winning Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting competition: Richard’s Rainwater, Oregon Rain, Texas Rain, Tasmanian Rain, SparkleTap and Rainwater Management Solutions. These six will be among over 100 bottled waters from around the globe. Since it is a bottled water “tasting” competition, I can’t predict who the winner will be because I don’t drink bottled water, but if the contest also took into account the sustainability of the process by which these waters are bottled, supposedly these six would be at the top.

That’s because bottled rainwater is supposed to be a “greener” alternative to other bottled waters. Rainwater harvesting is highly eco-friendly and has a lower carbon footprint than the processes used by conventional water bottlers. Rainwater catchments involve minimal processing. Rainwater is already pretty clean and does not require the complex filtration that chemically-treated water requires. Not to mention, many of these bottled rainwaters use eco-friendly packaging in the form of recyclable glass or biodegradable plastic. Tasmanian Rain even has an offsetting agreement with Elementree – an Australian company that plants trees based on the bottler’s water shipments and overall emissions.

But is bottled rainwater really greener? Even if it is greener, I don’t know that you could say it’s “green.” And I still think it’s got a long way to go to compete with filtered tap water. Putting something natural and eco-friendly inside of a plastic container (even if it is “biodegradable” plastic) just seems a little… ironic. Plus, not everyone can afford to purchase this water. It is, after all, more expensive than your average Deer Park.

What do you guys think?