When do you think law abiding Americans will say enough and really storm the gates of ALL government offices? I am beyond frustrated with all the little things that are constantly being regulated or outlawed by our government.
Here are two frustrations I had recently.
I've had a nagging cough from congestion for about 3 weeks. I tried a few things but nothing really knocked it out. Well I remember as a child when we got sick and the kids cough medicine didn't work mom would pull out the yicky adult stuff. It struck terror in me but usually relieved my symptoms. I remember it being a clear medicine in a clear bottle with an orangish taste that burned a little when swallowed. I tried finding it at the store with no luck so I did an on-line search and found this:
Q. For years I used terpin hydrate as an expectorant when I had a cough. It worked.
It was sold over the counter and one small bottle would last me the entire cold and flu season.
I would like to buy some before flu season hits this year. Over-the-counter cough remedies on the market today are like water. I drink them and they do NOT work.
Can terpin hydrate still be purchased without a prescription? I?ve never found another cough syrup that works as well.
A. Terpin hydrate was a popular cough medicine from the late 1800s until the mid 1990s. Then the FDA banned it in on the grounds that it had not been proven effective.
As an expectorant, terpin hydrate was supposed to loosen mucus and relieve coughs. It was derived from natural sources such as oil of turpentine or compounds found in oregano, thyme and eucalyptus.
Terpin hydrate is not available in the U.S.
And from another site:
Terpin Hydrate cough syrup has been a favorite cough remedy for over 100 years, but due to legislation that made it no longer feasible to manufacture, the preparation is now available only from our compounding pharmacy.
Upon further investigating I found that DM, dextromethorphan, has been approved but is not that effective.
IF what I found on-line is true this sentence says a lot
...terpin hydrate... was derived from natural sources such as oil of turpentine or compounds found in oregano, thyme and eucalyptus.
Some chemical company had to pay someone off to get terpin hydrate yanked from store shelves.
My tenant called and said her laundry tub was leaking. I went over and found that the drain hose was torn. They probably shoved a screw driver or knife down it to unplug the drain. No problem I will just run over to the Home Depot down the street and buy the hose but not so.
I asked for help in finding the hose. The man replied we no longer carry it, maybe other stores do but we don't. So he gave me a straight PVC pipe with a fitting. I said I am not sure if the laundry tub sits directly over the drain, if it doesn't I will have to move the tub around or come back and buy elbows. I will try your competitor for the hose. He understood.
So off to Lowes I went. I asked for help and the man said well I do have what you need but I don't. He preceded to tell me they no longer sell laundry tub hoses because of government codes, they want you to run PVC pipe.
I explained about the drain possibly not being aligned directly over the drain in the floor. He then set me up with 3 different fittings, a hose and hose clamps for over $12.00 instead of a pre-made $4.00 hose. And just think if my sink ever gets inspected it would not meet code.
I am baffled. This rubber hose has been on laundry tubs/slop sinks since probably the beginning of indoor plumbing. And I know in my basement I frequently have to unscrew the hose or wiggle it to unclog it. With a straight pipe that will be much more of a hassle.
If that wasn't bad enough the Lowes worker told me one more government story, all brass fittings got a lot more expensive because they can no longer contain ANY lead. He said the amount of lead in the fittings was so minuscule that no way would it get you sick. The lead was added to keep cost down. He showed me one fitting that was $5 it is now $8.
Please think about this IF and I write IF Home Depot and Lowes is correct we should fear government on all levels. If a government is big enough to micro manage and outlaw a simple rubber hose it can outlaw or regulate anything including your lifestyle and beliefs.
When will people storm the gates and say - ENOUGH!