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Bloomberg Seeks to Ban Styrofoam: Good Policy?

Fef 2013/02/15 19:00:00
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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will propose a ban on Styrofoam. "After all, we can live without it. We may live longer without it. And the doggie bag will survive just fine," the text of Bloomberg's speech says.

According to Mayor Bloomberg's logic, we should ban the things we don't need and may indirectly cause some nuisance. Look forward to Mayor Bloomberg banning: salt, boomboxes, perfume, deodorant, anti-establishment hip-hop, pets, gum-chewing (don't laugh, they did it in Singapore), and other pieces of freedom that make us human.

NEWSMAX.COM reports:
Bloomberg Seeks to Ban Styrofoam
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  • Ozzyboy 2013/02/15 02:29:01
    Good Grief!
    Ozzyboy
    +26
    Let me get this straight. 32 ozdrnks are not allowed to be sold, salt is verboten, styrofoam is now becoming illegal while they are announcing that small amounts of mj will not be prosecuted. I'm soooooo glad I don't live in that screwball city but then they voted for this delusional idiot.

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  • CaptCrash 2013/03/18 03:27:57
    Good Grief!
    CaptCrash
    +1
    You do realize that Styrofoam is 95 to 98% air, don't you? This is what makes it such a good insulator.
  • Minarchist 2013/03/13 09:25:31
    Good Grief!
    Minarchist
  • coolguy 2013/03/03 17:48:39
    Good Grief!
    coolguy
    Well he is just going to ban everything
  • Opal Marie 2013/02/28 20:12:58
    Good Grief!
    Opal Marie
    +1
    he MUST be smoking the CRACK he is SELLING to the people of NEW YORK
  • DonaldDodson 2013/02/25 15:17:35
    Good Grief!
    DonaldDodson
    How would anybody be able to recycle styrofoam if it is banned?
  • Joseph Mallery 2013/02/24 23:51:31
    Good Grief!
    Joseph Mallery
    But I honestly would discorage styrofoam except for non-disposable items
  • Dave 007 2013/02/24 12:29:29
    Good Grief!
    Dave 007
    +1
    Let's just ban Bloomberg.
  • Soundstorm Dave 007 2013/04/26 07:43:18
    Soundstorm
    And Anthony Weiner while you're at it.
  • DrRenovation 2013/02/23 15:29:34
    Good Policy
    DrRenovation
    Yeah good grief,go cry me a river while you're still grieving
  • urwutuis 2013/02/23 05:11:39
    Good Policy
    urwutuis
    Styrofoam should be banned from the planet. It's toxic. It never breaks down. It doesn't recycle and there are alternatives like biorene.
  • nicesteve 2013/02/22 12:41:45
    Good Grief!
    nicesteve
    Although, I would restrict it's use, I woundn't ban it entirely. I would allow it's
    implementation for durable products, but not for disposable containers or for
    packing / shipping usage.
  • HAlex1972 2013/02/22 08:08:24
  • Sue Deenim 2013/02/22 04:33:35
    Good Policy
    Sue Deenim
    +1
    I don't necessarily think each state should have the choice to ban Styrofoam or not. It just shouldn't be allowed in the U.S. at all (or anywhere). It is dangerous for the people who work at the companies. Dangerous to have food stored in it and it is terrible for the environment. Most recycling companies don't take it anymore. Polystyrene is the fifth largest creator of hazardous waste. The health effects go from mild to deadly. It is a carcinogen and is often deadly to the animals in the wild who ingest it and/or choke to death on it. It is not biodegradable. It is poison to water tables and the list goes on and on. Everyone here who things it's stupid to outlaw it has not done their homework.

    One of the stupidest things I've ever seen congress do is get rid of the ban on styrofoam and plastic containers at the house cafeteria. They can't create jobs, but they brought back something known to be harmful to the environment, just because the Democrats had made an effort to make the capitol more 'green'. Paper/cardboard is recyclable over and over. The only thing that can be done with styrofoam is to make it into packing material, but it's too expensive to recycle, so it goes to the landfill. We can always grow more trees, but we can't make more space to throw our...

    I don't necessarily think each state should have the choice to ban Styrofoam or not. It just shouldn't be allowed in the U.S. at all (or anywhere). It is dangerous for the people who work at the companies. Dangerous to have food stored in it and it is terrible for the environment. Most recycling companies don't take it anymore. Polystyrene is the fifth largest creator of hazardous waste. The health effects go from mild to deadly. It is a carcinogen and is often deadly to the animals in the wild who ingest it and/or choke to death on it. It is not biodegradable. It is poison to water tables and the list goes on and on. Everyone here who things it's stupid to outlaw it has not done their homework.

    One of the stupidest things I've ever seen congress do is get rid of the ban on styrofoam and plastic containers at the house cafeteria. They can't create jobs, but they brought back something known to be harmful to the environment, just because the Democrats had made an effort to make the capitol more 'green'. Paper/cardboard is recyclable over and over. The only thing that can be done with styrofoam is to make it into packing material, but it's too expensive to recycle, so it goes to the landfill. We can always grow more trees, but we can't make more space to throw our 'forever' garbage into. Those nasty hippocrites who claim to be so concerned about leaving our children debts, don't give a dm about leaving the future generations with garbage that kills and cripples and destroys life. Not to mention what it does to animals and humans reproductive systems.

    Do some research and then come back here and 'justify' the reason why styrofoam should be legal. Should we bring back lead in house paint and asbestos insulation!! Should we be free to poison and pollute the world because we want our burger in a nice, clean, white hazardous container. I don't think the mayor should interfere in what people eat and drink. He goes too far at times. Fat is biodegradable and obesity isn't an environmental danger. But we are responsible for how we leave the planet for the next generations. I am not a tree hugger and this world has an expiration date, but when newborn babies are found to already have 'plastic' in their system, that should make us stop and think. It apparently does not.
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  • Andy Miller 2013/02/22 02:01:29
    Good Grief!
    Andy Miller
    I'm sure the ones the said Good Policy also Kill their babies!!
  • Grammar... Andy Mi... 2013/02/23 01:21:09
    Grammar Freak
    What the hell?
    Troll.
  • Anonymouse ~superdoge~ 2013/02/22 01:01:39
    Good Grief!
    Anonymouse ~superdoge~
    Why would you ban styrofoam?! Where is the logic? And even if there is some actual sane reasoning behind it, what's the point? I think bloomberg has a lot more to worry about than styrofoam...
  • Cynthia Wolf 2013/02/21 23:19:03 (edited)
    Good Grief!
    Cynthia Wolf
    Ban Bloomberg!! Seriously, there are many things I wish were never invented. But control freaks don't get to choose which ... Teach, promote, so good people can make good choices. But don't bully us!! How 'bout banning the government back to Native America?!
  • Hotcho 2013/02/21 20:08:54
    Good Grief!
    Hotcho
    Biggest jerk off in Mayoraial politics ever
  • anicrotophaga 2013/02/21 19:31:48
    Good Policy
    anicrotophaga
    ABSOLUTELY!
  • Jack Lakeman 2013/02/21 16:56:00
    Good Grief!
    Jack Lakeman
    +1
    Words cannot describe how much we loath this man.

    -Sincerely,

    DuhProgressive.com
  • knybee 2013/02/21 13:35:32
    Good Grief!
    knybee
    The problem here isn't whether or not styrofoam should or shouldn't be banned. The problem is those who are wielding power as if they are kings over peons. If he wants others to follow the laws of the land then he should go back and look up what they originally were so that he can lead by example rather then by dictate. But the typical rich office holder nowadays knows everything about everything and doesn't take advice from peons.
  • DebraJMSmith 2013/02/21 10:44:09
    Good Grief!
    DebraJMSmith
    The moron!
  • ivegotloveinmypants 2013/02/21 10:32:32
    Good Grief!
    ivegotloveinmypants
    To what end? This man should stick to what is important.
  • Erok 2013/02/21 08:04:59
    Good Grief!
    Erok
    +1
    I say use more HEMP !!!!
  • Woof 2013/02/21 05:29:42 (edited)
    Good Grief!
    Woof
    +1
    What would we ever do without the privilaged elite dictating what the pathetic serfs shall & shall not have. What on earth would the serfdom do without Blumberg's micromanagement. Is this the best he can do? Does he actually get a pay check for this?
  • ivegotl... Woof 2013/02/21 10:33:13
    ivegotloveinmypants
    +1
    Unfortunately so.
  • foxhound BN0 2013/02/21 04:51:05
    Good Grief!
    foxhound BN0
    +1
    banning things is for punks. nyc seems to be punk heaven.
  • Grammar... foxhoun... 2013/02/21 11:07:51
    Grammar Freak
    Ramones!!!
  • True~Male 2013/02/21 04:41:27
    Good Grief!
    True~Male
    Second amendments rights come into play here
  • ivegotl... True~Male 2013/02/21 10:33:46
    ivegotloveinmypants
    Well, its not rights Boolmberg is considering here, is it?
  • abubincrazy 2013/02/21 04:34:27
    Good Grief!
    abubincrazy
    +1
    I ban that Jewish nazi .
    WHY do New Yorkers PUT UP with this lunatic power-junkie?!?!
  • ivegotl... abubinc... 2013/02/21 10:34:01
    ivegotloveinmypants
    Why so anti-Semitic?
  • abubinc... ivegotl... 2013/02/22 03:25:29
    abubincrazy
    +2
    I'm not.
    He's Jewish, and he rules his little fiefdom like a nazi. I call him a Jewish nazi because it is seemingly paradoxical...and accurate.
  • ivegotl... abubinc... 2013/02/23 14:34:29
    ivegotloveinmypants
    But what has his beeing Jewsih got to do with anything that he does?
  • abubinc... ivegotl... 2013/02/27 02:39:12
    abubincrazy
    JEWISH NAZI.
    If you can't grasp an oxymoron, you must be one.
    I support Israel. Do you?
  • Denny 2013/02/21 03:51:47 (edited)
    Good Grief!
    Denny
    What about all the peanuts?? that things get stored in to stop breakage?? What about all the styrofoam around your old TV and Computer??? What about the Styrofoam around his head that he must of accidently taken off. New York City is broke along with the State and he's gonna worry about styrofoam??? What a loser.
  • steven 2013/02/21 03:48:00
    Good Grief!
    steven
    +3
    Maybe we should ban Bloomberg. Who died and made him dictator?
  • ivegotl... steven 2013/02/21 10:34:34
    ivegotloveinmypants
    Too right. Aren't there other problems in New York he can address? What about pollution?
  • Delicious Crab Meat 2013/02/21 01:47:39
    Good Grief!
    Delicious Crab Meat
    +5
    How about we ban Bloomberg from banning things.
  • ivegotl... Delicio... 2013/02/21 10:34:46
    ivegotloveinmypants
    +2
    Send him home.
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