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Iconic pop star Britney Spears has been under conservatorship for 13 years under her father Jamie Spears . There’s been a recent fight for her to have control over her own estate instead of the hands of the father she dislikes and does not trust. Lawyers on both sides are paid by Britney Spears making this a convoluted and disturbing ordeal.

A conservatorship is where a judge appoints an individual or organization to care for another adult who is deemed unfit to care for themselves or tomaage their own finances. The last 12 years her conservatorship has been private. Within the last year Britney has filed documents through her lawyer that request part of her conversership be made public. Hence starting the #freebritney movement.

Whats upsetting her fans is her obvious being taken advantged of. 2 years after Britney was put into the 5150 hold in the pyschartic unit she was abck with Blackout her hit album where she famously performed at the MTV music awards looking a little off. Indivualds under conservatethsups should not be able to work if their deemed unfit to care for themsleves. Britneys dad is using the consrctysip in his favor to accrue h9s own perosnal welth.

More reason not to like this man is that there was a file reported on child abuse towards JAmie spears towards Britney and Kevin federline’s 13 year old son Preston, among other incinets.

Britney entered the conservatorship at age 26 in 2006 when her meltdowns were heavily on display captured by paparazzi. She was seen shaving her head and attacking a car with an umbrella. What the public wasn’t privy to was the custody battle Britney was in with her then husband and father to her children, Kevin Federline. During this time she was hospitalized and put into a rehabilitation facility.

As of her now her fight continues to get her father off as her sole conservator and transferred to a bank to manage her estate. Britney recently had a small win in court with her father losing a bid to be her sole conservator. Britney is continuing to try to have her father removed from conservatorship with her next court hearing being March 17.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – IN THAT ORDER

So many people get caught up in the recycle part of that old adage, which is the last part of the statement. The last part. That should tell you something.RRR

I think people get hung up on recycling for two reasons: it’s easy and it’s advertised.

The marketing campaigns and city sponsored programs made that a slam dunk. But the thing is, that is on the low end of the spectrum when it comes to actually making a difference.

We’ve all heard stories about how you separate your recycling and then when it gets to the dump or the processing plant, they just throw it all in together anyway. Or that if one little contaminate gets into the recycling that should have been there, the plant will just toss the lot into the dump because they can’t process it. I certainly hope those are just urban legends, but they are probably at least partly true.

Even aside from the idea that just because you put something in the recycle bin at home, doesn’t mean it goes where you want it to, we still have to consider the process of breaking that product down and creating a whole new product. It’s expensive and energy consuming.

Let’s compare recycle to the two, often overlooked, other components of the adage.

Recycle: buy a new product, throw it (or the package) into a recycling bin, and then buy a new product. Lather, rinse, repeat for eternity.

Not only are you spending money on a new item over and over, but the factories keep burning energy churning out new products and the recycling plants keep processing all the waste.

Reduce: buy less and use less.

Saves you money, saves energy from lower production and processing time, saves space in landfills.

Reuse: buy one thing and then use it again and again.

Saves you money, saves energy from lower production and processing time, saves space in landfills.

Hopefully, you can see the advantages of the reduce and reuse part of the equation: it saves you money.

If you’re still wondering how this saves you money, think about just the packaging. Every time you buy a new product you pay for the packaging, again.

Let’s consider bottled water – this is an item that blows my mind when I think about it too hard. Every 20-ounce bottle of water comes in its own package (the plastic bottle) with a lid and label to show the brand. So you’re paying for the water in the bottle (which you could get free elsewhere), you’re paying for the plastic to hold the bottle (which you will proudly recycle so that it can be destroyed and made into a new plastic bottle or widget), and you are paying for the brand name (because water needs a brand?).

A gallon of water is 128 liquid ounces, so roughly six and a half bottles. If you pay even a single dollar for that bottle of water you are paying $6.50 per gallon of water … How much is gas these days? And that’s a cheap bottle of water! Most people are probably paying double what they would for milk or gas for something they can get FOR FREE!!!

Seriously, my brain hurts!

If you want to learn more about the true cost of bottled water, here is a great video by the Story of Stuff team

There are all kinds of products available that you can put free water in over and over and over again. If you’re worried about purity, you can buy a bottle with a filter that can be reused 300 times for under $10. THINK OF THE SAVINGS!What are your Earth, and money, saving tips? Post below, I can’t wait to see all the ideas!

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Save a dollar, save the world #reuse

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