Leprechaun Laughs # 414 for Wednesday October 4th 2017


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No I’m not smiling, trust me. It’s either gas or abdominal pain making me grimace and you are mistaking for a smile.

A few of you might have noticed that I’m slow to approve/respond to comments on the blog as well as to emails. Please believe it has nothing to do with you or what you’ve said. Stress from some of the situations I am coping with at the moment are negatively impacting my health and my sleep cycle. When you add that to the amount of time and attention these situations are taking to deal with this severely impinges on my online time. On top of that how well I am feeling at any given moment also reduces the amount to time I am spending online at any given time I do manage to make it to my Lap Top and I have to prioritize what I need to get done when I do make it here..

Sorry about that but the situation is likely only going to get worse before it gets better.

Now lets move on to happier things shall we?

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Which Batteries Perform Best?

You probably have AA batteries scattered around your house. You use them for your remote controls, your grandkids’ toys and many other everyday items. Face it, you can’t live without batteries, but somehow we always seem to run out of them.

But before you buy AA batteries, you need to know a few things. First, there are two types of batteries: alkaline and lithium. More to the point, not all batteries are a good value. Does paying more mean you’ll get a better, longer lasting battery?

No, not according to Consumer Reports. They tested 15 brands of AA batteries, including Amazon-branded batteries and Costco’s Kirkland batteries.

The prestigious magazine found that some lower cost batteries are just as good or nearly as good as the most expensive brands. In fact, you’ll be shocked by how you don’t need to break the bank for high-quality batteries that will keep your Christmas presents humming for weeks or months.

Note: Consumer Reports tested batteries in two ways: They used the batteries until they died in toys for one hour a day and in flashlights for four minutes every eight hours.

Alkaline vs. Lithium

First things first. You’ve probably noticed that generally speaking, lithium batteries are expensive.

You might be tempted to buy them, thinking that if they cost more they probably last longer. As it turns out, Consumer Reports suggests using lithium batteries sparingly, like in devices that need a quick burst of power or that you don’t use very often.

Note: You can store lithium batteries for up to 15 years. They don’t need to be stored in the refrigerator and they don’t usually spew liquid like older, carbon-zinc batteries did.

Some alkaline batteries performed as well as lithium batteries in Consumer Reports’ test. These batteries are typically less expensive. You may want to use them in devices you use a lot, like your TV remote control and your computer’s wireless mouse.

So, which brands performed best in Consumer Reports’ tests? Both alkaline and lithium batteries were among the best values.

This might surprise you. The top performers included two brands that might have the perception of being “cheap.”

Costco’s Kirkland Signature brand AA alkaline battery had an overall score of 80, out of a possible 100. AmazonBasics Performance AA Alkaline had a 71.

That compares to top-rated brands such as Energizer Ultimate Lithium AA (89), Duracell Quantum AA Alkaline (89) and Rayovac Fusion Advanced AA Alkaline (85).

Lithium batteries

  • Energizer Ultimate Lithium AA – CR only tested two lithium style batteries and this one came out on top. It received an overall score of 89.
  • Energizer Advanced Lithium AA – This one came in second with an overall score of 82.

Alkaline batteries

  • Duracell Quantum AA Alkaline – CR tested a total of 13 alkaline batteries and this one is the best. It received an overall score of 89.
  • Rayovac Fusion Advanced AA Alkaline – Overall score of 85.
  • CVS Max AA Alkaline – Overall score of 82.
  • Duracell Coppertop Duralock AA Alkaline – Overall score of 80.
  • Kirkland Signature (Costco) AA Alkaline – Overall score of 80.
  • Rite Aid Home AA Alkaline – Overall score of 79.
  • AmazonBasics Performance AA Alkaline – Overall score of 71.
  • Walgreens W Alkaline Supercell AA – Overall score of 71.
  • Energizer ecoAdvanced AA Alkaline – Overall score of 68.
  • Energizer MAX +PowerSeal AA Alkaline – Overall score of 67.
  • CVS AA Alkaline – Overall score of 62.
  • Dynex (Best Buy) High Capacity AA Alkaline – Overall score of 60.
  • EcoAlkalines AA Alkaline – Overall score of 59.

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Two things that taste great but don’t taste great together!

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How the Death Star was really destroyed.

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That’s the Hull of a Submarine the boat is resting on. Any second I’d imagine that hatch in the lower right of the photo is going to open and a M-4 carbine is going to get screwed into their ears as they are introduced to the world of hurt their stupidity has gotten them into.

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This crap scorches my skivvies! They scream and holler and carry on whenever the subject of Puerto Rico to becoming the 51st state comes up. They claim they want to be autonomous, they don’t want to have to pay income tax like the rest of us.

However let some sort of natural disaster happen and they’ll scream holler and carry on expecting to be treated just like a state and as if the US government wasn’t already dealing with the aftermath of two back to back hurricanes in actual tax paying states!

Sumo

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Both gifted and blessed son, trust me!

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tornado flight

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Impish take notes now- I’m counting on you!

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Only GoT fans or Geo. R.R. Martin readers will get the reference.
LOL Makes me think of Billy Idol’s “White Wedding”
Maybe it will be a White (Walker) Wedding?

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Ok time for me to hop on off here and  do other things. Trust me I’d rather stay here.

LL Cert DOm Terror

About lethalleprechaun

I believe in being the kind of man who, when my feet touch the floor in the morn', causes the Devil to say "BUGGER ME! HIMSELF IS UP!" ======== I'm a White Married Heterosexual who fervently believes in the war(s) we are fighting, the Second Amendment which I plan on defending with my last breath and my last round of ammunition as well as Arizona's stringent law on Immigration and the need for the border wall. I'm a right of center Con-centrist with Tea Party & Republican sympathies who drives an SUV. I am a Life Time Member of the NRA, a Charter Member of the Patriots' Border Alliance and North American Hunters Association. If there is a season for it and I can shoot one I'll eat it and proudly wear its fur. I believe PETA exists solely to be a forum for Gays, Vegetarians, Hollywood snobbery to stupid to get into politics and Soybean Growers. The ACLU stopped protecting our civil liberties sometime after the 1960s and now serves its own bigoted headline grabbing agenda much in the same way as the Southern Poverty Law Center. I am ecstatic that WE the PEOPLE finally got mad enough to rise up and take back the Government from WE the ENTITLED and reverently wish the Liberals would just get over the loss and quit whining/protesting all the time. After all they're just reaping what they've sown. I am Pro-choice both when it comes to the issue of abortion AND school prayer. I believe in a government for the people, by the people which represents and does the people's will. Therefore I an Pro States rights and mandatory term limits but against special interest group campaign contributions and soft money. I think that sports teams who allow their players to sit or take a knee during the National Anthem should be boycotted until the message is received that this is not acceptable behavior for role models for children. I believe Congressional salaries should be voted on bi-annually by the people they represent and not by themselves. I think Congress should be subject to every law they pass on the populace including any regarding Social Security or Healthcare. Speaking of the Healthcare bill (or con job as I see it) I hope Trump will overturn it and set things back to normal. I oppose the building of an Mosque or ANY Islamic center at or within a 10 mile radius of Ground Zero in New York. I will fight those in favor of this until hell freezes over and then I will continue to fight it hand to hand on the ice. Further I think the ban on immigrants from certain nations known to harbor and promote terrorism is a justified measure, at least until we can come up with better methods of vetting and tracking those non citizens we allow in the country. We did not inflict this measure on them those who refuse to point out, denounce or fight radical religious terrorism brought this upon themselves.
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