Slate.com posted an editorial where a writer says . . . ABSOLUTELY. He says reclining seats are, quote, "pure evil."
He believes the minor extra amount of comfort it gives you isn't CLOSE to the major amount of DISCOMFORT it gives the person behind you. You get to lean back a little . . . but they lose a lot of their tiny amount of space.
It's a vicious cycle. If the person in front of you reclines their seat, you basically have to so you have some breathing room. And that causes a domino effect through the entire plane.
So should reclining seats be banned? There's a chance it won't even be an issue. If the airlines keep losing money, they may have to get rid of reclining and tighten up the amount of seat space you get even MORE to squeeze in more seats.
Michigan is Considering a Five-Year Sentence for Trying to Cash in Cans and Bottles From Out-of-State?
Back in 1996, there was a famous episode of "Seinfeld" where Kramer and Newman tried to drive a ton of empty bottles and cans to Michigan, to cash them in for Michigan's 10-cent deposit on each bottle and can.
Now, 17 years later, Michigan is finally getting SERIOUS about trying to stop people from doing that in real life.
Michigan loses about $8 MILLION every year paying dimes to people who cash in cans and bottles they didn't buy in Michigan. It's already a crime to return out-of-state bottles and cans, but clearly that hasn't stopped people, and it's not really enforced.
So now the Michigan House of Representatives is discussing a bill that would crack down . . . and penalize people for even TRYING it.
Anyone caught even ATTEMPTING to return at least 100 out-of-state cans and bottles would be fined $1,000 on the first offense . . . and get three months in jail on the second offense.
And anyone caught trying to return 10,000 or more bottles would get hit with a FELONY charge that could get them up to FIVE YEARS in prison.