That's very much a common position among Libertarians, that industries should be allowed to self-regulate because government doesn't do a perfect job of it. The problem is that this theory has been tried repeatedly, in multiple countries, in multiple industries, in multiple cultures, and it always fails. Every time, everywhere. I have yet to see any industry that has managed to protect consumers/end users at the expense of reduced profits unless forced to do so by an outside agency (pretty much always government). I don't see surety bonds as a magic bullet, and I'm fairly sure the idea has been tried before. The "government is useless/outdated/unnecessary" idea is also very much a common Libertarian position, I don't recall having seen it much otherwise so that's why I assumed you were one.
Or a hawk.
I have oral herpes, and have since childhood. I've found that when I first feel a sore developing inside my mouth if I take a multivitamin and then take another the next day it will go away. If I don't it will erupt and be a nuisance for a week or more. Purely anecdotal, but it works for the rest of my family as well. Haven't gone to the trouble of tracking down what portion of the thing actually helps.
I think it helps to ward off hangovers as well, but that might just be the extra glass of water that I'm drinking to wash it down.
Shopping is condensed misery in a huge box with doors on it. The only people that I see shopping that I might actually want to spend time talking to tend to look as desperate to escape as I am. If there were actual public markets here like in Europe and South America I could enjoy, or at least not loathe, shopping but by all the gods above and below please deliver me from the horror of American big-box shopping. Since we can afford it I sometimes can get away with going to Uwajimaya or some other small local grocery store, but they don't have all the things we want so most of the time I end up amidst the thundering herds in the big stores.
The poster may be living in Michigan, in which case Hormel is gourmet food.
How long does it take to go to McDonald's (I assume it's not across the street) and stand in line? My brother's ex- claimed she was saving all this time by taking the kids to eat at Burger King instead of cooking. (Not like she did anything else the whole day, but she seemed pretty proud of this accomplishment for some reason.) 10-15 minutes to get the kids ready, 10-15 minutes to drive there, 3-5 minutes in line, 10-15 to drive back, 5 to get them back inside. He was visiting us and Rosa cooked a wonderful meal in 45 minutes with more nutrition than the kids probably normally got in a week, with enough leftovers that we had them for lunch the next day.
My wife and I spend about $80/week for groceries, and we only go out to eat about once or twice a month. We eat VERY well (she's Peruvian). It would probably be $10-12 cheaper if she didn't like meat so much.
The extra citric acid gave it more citrus flavor. It used to be cheap to extract from the leftover pulp from the orange juice processing plants, but IIRC most of the juice today is imported from Brazil and the domestic crop is mostly sold as fresh product. They've probably found an additive that was cheaper then citric acid.
You might like Bill Engvall's skit Here's Your Sign. The idea is that stupid people should be made to carry a sign so that you wouldn't accidentally trust them to do something beyond their capabilities, such as park your car.
There used to be several in the late '90s, spread by booting off an infected floppy disk. I believe they were all manufacturer dependent, although there was at least one that could damage two different BIOSs (Award and AMI, I think). If you had a different BIOS it wouldn't do anything.
The same goes for most dog behavior problems. Beagles and other hounds have a bad reputation for howling, digging and general destructiveness. Two walks a day will take care of that in most cases. Letting a scent hound out in the yard to sniff around the same place he's sniffed the last ten days in a row frustrates him terribly.
You've never lived on a farm. Farm cats are bigger, tougher, more aggressive and disease resistant than the inbred apartment cat you probably know. Feral city cats tend to be smaller (since they're not competing with racoons), but are generally just plain nasty if they weren't handled extensively by humans in the first weeks of their lives. Modern breeds of cats, just like dogs, have nothing to do with evolution and everything to do with inbreeding and the Victorian fantasies of 'racial purity' that gave us barbarisms like the AKC and its feline equivalents.
Told my cat he could hunt all the rodents he wanted (including some enormous rats), but if he ever brought home a bird that I'd beat him with it until the feathers fell off. Came home from work one day and found a dead robin on the kitchen floor. Called Tux in, closed the cat door behind him, and the chase was on. There were feathers from one end of the house to the other. He never brought home another bird, and I never even saw him stalking any after that.
I eventually moved to Peru and gave him to a nice couple who lived out in the woods. Came back to the US a couple of years later and gave them a call to see how Tux was getting along. The lady said, "Oh, he's fine. We let him out in the evenings and he hunts mice all night and leaves them on the porch. When we let the dogs out in the morning they eat them."
No, haven't worn a dry suit. The reason that I asked about breathing is because your lungs would be at a higher pressure than the vacuum surrounding you. This isn't a pressure while diving, since the pressure supplied by the breathing equipment equalizes with the water pressure. In a typical pressure suit the pressure in the lungs equals that inside the suit. The AC above mentioned solutions in development.
My 1980s Biology textbook had a note that the previous year spending on cancer research in the US alone had exceeded $500,000,000, but worldwide research on malaria (the world's largest killer at the time) was $8,000,000. If Bill and Melinda Gates are not remembered for anything else they will be remembered for dumping enough money into research on tropical diseases to finally interest Big Pharma.