The Worldwide Helium Shortage Is Real (As I Told You 6-Years Ago). PLEASE Stop Using Helium Balloons.
The worldwide Helium shortage is real. We really are running short of Helium.
Though the 2nd most abundant element in the known Universe (~24%) we only have finite quantities on earth — and it is expensive to extract. When we have used up what was there on Earth we are stuck. We haven’t worked out how to import Helium from outside of Earth. That is the problem.
We are running out of Helium — at least Helium we can readily obtain on Earth.
That is why prices are going up. Soon it will be too cost prohibitive to use Helium in party balloons. So, simple economics will prevent our wanton waste of Helium in balloons. We nee Helium for more serious things — including MRIs and scientific research.
But, don’t wait for price to force you from buying Helium balloons. Make the decision yourself. Please stop buying Helium balloons — as of RIGHT NOW. Thank you.
This, of course, does not apply to all diabetes drugs. That would be disastrous. Just to a particular, new type of oral drug — sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors (SGLT2 inhibitors). From what I can see, in the U.S., these include: Canagliflozin (Invokana), Dapagliflozin (Farxiga) & Empagliflozin (Jardiance).
It looks pretty nasty. So, best to be forewarned.
Pass this along. Somebody will thank you.
I do not have a problem with camera makers charging $2,000 (or more) for an advanced camera boy or for a very high-quality, very fast lens — though, of course, like anyone else I would prefer lower prices.
But, today’s camera bodies and top-end lenses are technological miracles. There is so much innovation, technology, componentry and labor that goes into them, Just like getting a high-end smartphone or computer.
But, $70 for a lens hood. Just a cheap piece of plastic. That is criminal. That is stupid. There is no way I will pay for such. You can get 3 lens hoods, though not snap-ons, on Amazon for $7.
I am really disappointed and disgusted with Canon. You don’t set out to rape customers so.