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View Poll Results: Who will NOT survive the month of January?
Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III 11 22.45%
John Kelly 2 4.08%
Sarah Huckabee Sanders 0 0%
Rex Tillerson 9 18.37%
Jared Kushner 11 22.45%
Hope Hicks 2 4.08%
Gary Cohn 4 8.16%
Ryan Zinke 2 4.08%
Rod Rosenstein 5 10.20%
Write-in 3 6.12%
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Old 01-03-2018, 12:32 PM   #126
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Y'all know you can bring your own bags, right?
Or just carry your groceries in your pantyhose imo.
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Old 01-03-2018, 12:33 PM   #127
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i lol'd imagining zikzak walking down a street with his arms full of canned soup, eschewing all bags.
Lol cans, just make a cup with your hands.
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Old 01-03-2018, 12:40 PM   #128
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I buy 15-stick packs of Extra Spearmint. I get the 3-packs. It's not exactly coal rolling, it's just that my 18 yo 4-cylinder is burning some oil. And like I said, I return the bags. The store claims they recycle them.
I've worked for 3 different supermarket chains. I can assure you they end up in the trash at least half the time.
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Old 01-03-2018, 12:48 PM   #129
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Plastic bags suck and paper aren't really any better. I know it's bad form and all to be self-righteous, but getting new bags when you get groceries is bad. You all should stop doing that.
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Old 01-03-2018, 12:49 PM   #130
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Haven't you guys seen blue planet 2? You're killing all the turtles!
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Old 01-03-2018, 01:01 PM   #131
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Do plastic bags actually have any real environmental impact? They weigh virtually nothing and don't take up any space. What is supposed to be the problem with them?
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Old 01-03-2018, 01:08 PM   #132
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Are you serious?
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Old 01-03-2018, 01:14 PM   #133
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https://www.nationalgeographic.org/e...garbage-patch/

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In the ocean, the sun breaks down these plastics into tinier and tinier pieces, a process known as photodegradation. Scientists have collected up to 750,000 bits of microplastic in a single square kilometer of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch—that’s about 1.9 million bits per square mile. Most of this debris comes from plastic bags, bottle caps, plastic water bottles, and Styrofoam cups.
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Old 01-03-2018, 01:24 PM   #134
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How many states charge you for plastic bags?
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Old 01-03-2018, 01:31 PM   #135
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How do the bags get in the ocean though? Doesn't trash generally go to landfills?
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Old 01-03-2018, 01:47 PM   #137
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How does an Aussie even become a Trump superfan? What are they possibly going to get out of the America First Trump presidency? At least awval *might* get a tax break and see fewer scary Muslims in his neighborhood, but Trump isn't going to kick out the aborigines from Australia or ban gay marriage. It's weird as all get out to devote yourself to some foreign politician that 95% of your countrymen think is a moron.
pretty sure sushy was from aussieland too. seems they have tendency to be racist and xenophobic. also, they are just now struggling over gay marriage its not like its an enlightened western europe type society.
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Old 01-03-2018, 01:57 PM   #138
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I tried when LA first implemented the 10¢ rule. Apparently the psychic stress of remembering my own bag would need to rise to the level of college finals or something for me to remember.
Wife and I found two good strategies. First, buy bags that are useful. When we go to buy a lot of frozen things, we always remember our insulated bags.

Second, buy bugs you find visually appealing. Wife always remembers to bring this one bag cuz the art style is cool and it has a cute monster on it.
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Old 01-03-2018, 02:07 PM   #139
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pretty sure sushy was from aussieland too. seems they have tendency to be racist and xenophobic. also, they are just now struggling over gay marriage its not like its an enlightened western europe type society.
TS too. I mean, he was partly trolling, but I expect he actually does believe a lot of his Neo-Nazi bull****.

It's kind of like how all the Scandinavian posters who come here are MRA shut-ins. Obv not representative of the population as a whole.
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How many states charge you for plastic bags?
very few. only california has banned disposable plastic bags (and puerto rico, and american samoa). charges have been introduced in a fair few places, but it's at the local level, not the state level. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phase-...t_plastic_bags

unsurprisingly when it comes to environmental issues, the US lags behind more enlightened countries like botswana, moldova and papua new guinea, among many others.

in case anyone was wondering, such charges are extremely effective at changing people's behaviour, e.g.

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Old 01-03-2018, 02:25 PM   #141
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very few. only california has banned disposable plastic bags (and puerto rico, and american samoa). charges have been introduced in a fair few places, but it's at the local level, not the state level. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phase-...t_plastic_bags
So you're saying

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Old 01-03-2018, 02:27 PM   #142
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Jesus Bobman. People have been talking about plastic in the environment, especially the ocean, your whole life. You can't be this oblivious. You weren't raised by wolves. Just spit out that you don't believe or you don't care.
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Old 01-03-2018, 02:45 PM   #143
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I enjoy watching people who live in $multi-million homes trying to juggle 10 items coming out of the grocery store to save 10¢ on a bag. The best is when they get to their car and have to somehow dig for their keys.

Those 10¢ are nice too! Thick and luxurious. Just how cheap were the bags before LA implemented the mandatory bag fee?
If I had a choice between the free and the $0.10 bags, I'd take the $0.10 bags every time. They're good enough that they seem more like $0.50 bags.

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Jesus Bobman. People have been talking about plastic in the environment, especially the ocean, your whole life. You can't be this oblivious. You weren't raised by wolves. Just spit out that you don't believe or you don't care.
The specific question I was trying to understand is whether there is any particular harm associated with properly disposed-of plastic bags.

Now I'm starting to question whether I'm wasting my time by separating plastic beverage rings before throwing them in the garbage.
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Old 01-03-2018, 03:00 PM   #145
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How does an Aussie even become a Trump superfan? What are they possibly going to get out of the America First Trump presidency? At least awval *might* get a tax break and see fewer scary Muslims in his neighborhood, but Trump isn't going to kick out the aborigines from Australia or ban gay marriage. It's weird as all get out to devote yourself to some foreign politician that 95% of your countrymen think is a moron.
We have our own orange moron here, this woman Pauline Hanson who is sort of a Sarah Palin figure. Way back in 1996 she gave a speech to Parliament in which she said "I believe we are in danger of being swamped by Asians. They have their own culture and religion, form ghettos and do not assimilate". She was duly crucified in the media and that was the catalyst for her to become Patient Zero in a movement of people who were sick of being talked down to by egghead liberals. I think that is the similarity with Trumpism, and perhaps the difference from other nationalist movements like UKIP, that at its heart it isn't really about policy, it's cultural resentment. It's people with idiotic beliefs who are furious about being told by chardonnay-swilling elitists that their beliefs are idiotic. You can see that pretty clearly with Sushy and bundy, right? TS is a whole other deal, I doubt he's even a Hanson fan.

In addition to ethno-nationalism, Hanson's party has also frequently trafficked in hare-brained schemes similar to "build a wall!", i.e. ludicrously simplistic answers to complex problems, which libruls can't see are obvious because their heads are all muddled from too much book-learnin'. It's pretty similar to Trumpism, so Hanson fans are generally also Trump enthusiasts. This is maybe 10% of the population at most btw, mostly safely corralled in Queensland. Trump's approval rating here during his candidacy was 10%, presumably lower now.

btw, 20 years later, Asians have now basically been grandfathered in as Real Australians. The new Threat is Muslims, obviously, goes without saying. A few months back Hanson wore a burka in Parliament as a political statement of something or other.
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Now I'm starting to question whether I'm wasting my time by separating plastic beverage rings before throwing them in the garbage.
Don't test him, next he might vote for Trump!
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Old 01-03-2018, 03:16 PM   #147
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strictly speaking, its definitly easier to sack someones groceries in plastic than it is in paper bags. at my grocery store the laziest employees there, this happens:
"would you like paper or plastic?"
"paper"
"sigh"

the difference isnt big enough for anyone with a modicum of work effort to care though.
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The specific question I was trying to understand is whether there is any particular harm associated with properly disposed-of plastic bags.

Now I'm starting to question whether I'm wasting my time by separating plastic beverage rings before throwing them in the garbage.
What plastic beverage rings? You're buying 6-packs at 7/11? You're posting from 15 years ago? Are those even legal anymore?

And it takes 1000 years for a plastic bag to decompose. There is no such thing as proper disposal.

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Will Trump boycott KFC after this

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What plastic beverage rings? You're buying 6-packs at 7/11? You're posting from 15 years ago? Are those even legal anymore?

And it takes 1000 years for a plastic bag to decompose. There is no such thing as proper disposal.
I buy the cheapo kroger-brand tonic water and club soda in cans, they still use the turtle-nooses.

Local microbreweries that can their beer have started using these hard plastic things that cover the entire tops of the cans, they're a pain in the ass and I would guess turtles could still get caught in them, only you can't cut the loops with scissors.
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