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(NBC News)   Amid nationwide shortages, you can still find some hand sanitizer for sale at a NJ 7-Eleven. It was made by the store owner, and it caused severe burns on a couple of kids who used it, but still   (nbcnews.com) divider line
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2020-03-12 5:38:17 AM  
Strap in folks. Tough times flush out the stupid.
 
2020-03-12 5:40:22 AM  
Frightened people reacting irrationally will do more harm than if they asked a few questions and thought about their behaviour.

Keep your hands clean with soap and water (or an appropriate soap substitute for the allergic) more often than usual if usual isn't already whenever they feel or appear dirty. Stuff that's on your hands makes sanitizing them much less effective anyway. If you still need sanitizer, hourly will do it, and you don't need much.

Bulk buying shiat-tons of the stuff farks it up for others who will then spread the virus to your elderly relatives. Happy now?
 
2020-03-12 5:45:32 AM  
The burning means it works.
No pain
No gain
 
2020-03-12 5:50:56 AM  
There's a particular germicidal ( no, not genocidal autocorrect! ) solution I have used for almost 10 years for skin and laundry for combating MRSA/VRSA. I reeeeeely hope people don't catch wind of this stuff because it's already on the expensive side now that my insurance doesn't pay for it anymore.

Anyhow, I have a "soap closet". Always been addicted to smelly suds and when sales hit, I lose control and end up adding to the stash. I've been giving away quite a few lately.  Happy to do my part for the world in a bubble out of trouble.
 
2020-03-12 5:53:14 AM  
Why do people use hand sanitizer at home? Plain ordinary soap works just as well if not better.
 
2020-03-12 5:54:07 AM  
Was that clerk even supposed to be there that day?
 
2020-03-12 5:54:20 AM  
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2020-03-12 5:54:26 AM  
Feel the tingle.

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2020-03-12 5:59:39 AM  
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2020-03-12 6:02:40 AM  
Bharade mixed commercially available foaming sanitizer, which wasn't meant for resale, with water and packaged the bottles in her store, authorities said.

That actually sounds fairly safe if someone didn't know what they were doing.
 
2020-03-12 6:08:18 AM  

khatores: Bharade mixed commercially available foaming sanitizer, which wasn't meant for resale, with water and packaged the bottles in her store, authorities said.

That actually sounds fairly safe if someone didn't know what they were doing.


yea that shouldn't have caused burns.  sounds like the article is missing some info.
 
2020-03-12 6:16:12 AM  

August11: Strap in folks. Tough times flush out the stupid.


You do realize that only the stupid people survived the Black Plague?
 
2020-03-12 6:21:57 AM  
I can't believe New Jersey is banning fire arms.
 
2020-03-12 6:23:17 AM  
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2020-03-12 6:36:36 AM  

Sean VasDeferens: August11: Strap in folks. Tough times flush out the stupid.

You do realize that only the stupid people survived the Black Plague?


Uhhh the Renaissance started right after so...
 
2020-03-12 6:48:40 AM  

CipollinaFan: The burning means it works.
No pain
No gain


I used to work at a company which marketed slimming shakes, vitamins and that sort of crap. We brought out a protein powder. A chick I worked with made an interesting point. She had a preferred brand of protein powder before our company brought out their line, and she was comparing the packaging of her preferred brand and our brand. She said "The one I use has a warning "Not for use during pregnancy", but our company's product doesn't have any warnings. That's why I think mine works, if it's bad during pregnancy it must be doing something, but our company's product sounds like it does nothing."

So yeah, people really do believe that side effects can be a good selling point. Top tip for purveyors of pseudo-scientific nonsense, don't try and sell to everyone, tell a third of the population they can't have your product and watch the other two thirds line up around the block.
 
2020-03-12 6:53:41 AM  
99% ethanol or isopropyl and aloe vera is all you need folks.

2/3 cup 99% alcohol
1/3 cup of aloe vera

The key is to keep the alcohol content at 60% or above. Don't use methanol.

Or just wash your hands.
 
2020-03-12 7:15:25 AM  

Sean VasDeferens: August11: Strap in folks. Tough times flush out the stupid.

You do realize that only the stupid people survived the Black Plague?


Know how I know you've never read The Decameron? Oh to hell with th--

* paint chip button *
 
2020-03-12 7:26:53 AM  
Holy Water + Fabuloso = Coronavirus is canceled.
 
2020-03-12 7:43:31 AM  

notgonnatellu: There's a particular germicidal ( no, not genocidal autocorrect! ) solution I have used for almost 10 years for skin and laundry for combating MRSA/VRSA. I reeeeeely hope people don't catch wind of this stuff because it's already on the expensive side now that my insurance doesn't pay for it anymore.

Anyhow, I have a "soap closet". Always been addicted to smelly suds and when sales hit, I lose control and end up adding to the stash. I've been giving away quite a few lately.  Happy to do my part for the world in a bubble out of trouble.


As a soapmaker, I uh....

*bookmarks your profile*
 
2020-03-12 7:49:29 AM  
Jim Bakker , the crying cockbag, gets a cease and desist letter while peddling snake oil and potato bucket slop, and this person gets arrested.

/wonder what the difference is?
 
2020-03-12 7:50:53 AM  

NINEv2: Jim Bakker , the crying cockbag, gets a cease and desist letter while peddling snake oil and potato bucket slop, and this person gets arrested.

/wonder what the difference is?


One of them sold a product that injured children?
 
2020-03-12 8:07:52 AM  

Harry Wagstaff: NINEv2: Jim Bakker , the crying cockbag, gets a cease and desist letter while peddling snake oil and potato bucket slop, and this person gets arrested.

/wonder what the difference is?

One of them sold a product that injured children?


One? Yeah, that must be it.

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2020-03-12 8:19:51 AM  

NINEv2: Harry Wagstaff: NINEv2: Jim Bakker , the crying cockbag, gets a cease and desist letter while peddling snake oil and potato bucket slop, and this person gets arrested.

/wonder what the difference is?

One of them sold a product that injured children?

One? Yeah, that must be it.

wankingmotion.gif


Did any of Jim Bakker's products injure children? If so, I missed it.
 
2020-03-12 8:26:47 AM  

Harry Wagstaff: NINEv2: Harry Wagstaff: NINEv2: Jim Bakker , the crying cockbag, gets a cease and desist letter while peddling snake oil and potato bucket slop, and this person gets arrested.

/wonder what the difference is?

One of them sold a product that injured children?

One? Yeah, that must be it.

wankingmotion.gif

Did any of Jim Bakker's products injure children? If so, I missed it.


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Eating silver is bad. Shocking, I know.
 
2020-03-12 8:27:19 AM  

tuxq: 99% ethanol or isopropyl and aloe vera is all you need folks.

2/3 cup 99% alcohol
1/3 cup of aloe vera

The key is to keep the alcohol content at 60% or above. Don't use methanol.

Or just wash your hands.


Rubbing alcohol was out of stock a few days after the hand sanitizer. I was initially baffled as to what anybody could possibly be using rubbing alcohol for until I googled the shortage and got nothing but results for people telling you to go out and waste it on DIY hand sanitizer.
 
2020-03-12 8:33:29 AM  
Frank is the main cause of the shortage
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2020-03-12 8:57:28 AM  

notgonnatellu: There's a particular germicidal ( no, not genocidal autocorrect! ) solution I have used for almost 10 years for skin and laundry for combating MRSA/VRSA. I reeeeeely hope people don't catch wind of this stuff because it's already on the expensive side now that my insurance doesn't pay for it anymore.

Anyhow, I have a "soap closet". Always been addicted to smelly suds and when sales hit, I lose control and end up adding to the stash. I've been giving away quite a few lately.  Happy to do my part for the world in a bubble out of trouble.


Is part of the name "clens"?
 
2020-03-12 9:38:12 AM  

notgonnatellu: There's a particular germicidal ( no, not genocidal autocorrect! ) solution I have used for almost 10 years for skin and laundry for combating MRSA/VRSA. I reeeeeely hope people don't catch wind of this stuff because it's already on the expensive side now that my insurance doesn't pay for it anymore.


Username is appropriate
 
2020-03-12 1:11:14 PM  

falkone32: tuxq: 99% ethanol or isopropyl and aloe vera is all you need folks.

2/3 cup 99% alcohol
1/3 cup of aloe vera

The key is to keep the alcohol content at 60% or above. Don't use methanol.

Or just wash your hands.

Rubbing alcohol was out of stock a few days after the hand sanitizer. I was initially baffled as to what anybody could possibly be using rubbing alcohol for until I googled the shortage and got nothing but results for people telling you to go out and waste it on DIY hand sanitizer.


I'm really just trying not to judge to keep myself calm. There's hand sanitizer everywhere where I work, I still just choose to wash. I hate the film-y feeling the sanitizer leaves behind.

If you live in a state that allows full-strength 180 proof Everclear, that will also work. 90% ethanol and pretty damn cheap.
 
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