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    It is long been known that Styrofoam is not recyclable. there are alternatives. These need to go away. I seldom support Bloomberg. I do this time.
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    You see pokes want you allow these fruit cakes to go crazy they will never stop banning things. by the same token when they start taking things away from you they will take anything they want.. after guns it might be your 401 K's for the public good.. the time to stop these communist pricks right now is
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    Yeah I wonder how long Bloomberg new that the City teachers union has been making tens of millions of dollars of the gun industry...¿ see when we talk about the hypocrisy of the left that we mean
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    I guess living with rotting food in containers that are not recyclable is normal for right wing zealots. A wonderful legacy to leave for your progeny
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    Weren't you chastizing me just yesterday on another thread for expressing surprize republicans could like environment? Your comment here is the reason why...
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    Boy, there sure are some knee-jerkin', gum-flappin' dingdongs saying some asinine nonsensical things on this thread.

    Bloomberg actually has a good idea here, all of you that are spouting BS to the contrary need to go live in a landfill, as thats what the entire planet is going to be if we dont ban stuff like styrofoam.
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    @PoliticalSpice Lol, thats true, but it really annoys me that a good idea for the planet is shot down because of where it comes from.
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    Of all the things Bloomberg has called for, this is the only one I agree with. The smoking ban was ridiculous; nothing but a cash grab for the city. The soda ban was unneeded; if people actually want a drink that size, they deserve whatever health problems could possibly come along with it. And the trans-fat ban, really? I mean, how on Earth did NYCers agree to being told what they can and can't eat?

    But this...this actually makes sense. I get that the containers conserve heat or cold, but another, more environmentally-friendly, way can be found.
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    Alternatives are already available but expensive. Five years ago the coffee shop I was a barrista at used them. Most were made from corn, but if you got a super and it was hot the cup only held without leaking for about an hour.
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    @Malitia_Man None is correct. Either statement you chose would of ment that if the US was a communist or an authoritarian governement, why would they put up a ban?

    In China, the chinese governement does forced evictions. They dont care about ur rights and they compensate you extremely little. If they want you out of there, they will go in there by force and force you out of there.

    The US ain't that if they are passing bills. You think an authoritative governement cares about bills?
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    @Starsplash

    Communism statist congressional manipulation 101:

    Convince the incompetent sheep to vote you in, and pass unconstitutional law until someone notices!!!

    Final thought:
    If you want an authoritarian Nanny-State/Police-State system to tell you what you can and can't do, then do us all a favor and move to N. Korea!!! Or China...
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    I agree. Styrophone is the worst thing to use. That is if people know anything about Styrophone. I mean, plastic bottles are better because you can recycle.
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    Then let's bring back glass bottles and paper bags. Both of those items are natural and can be replenished but some nut jobs like Bloomberg felt the need to get rid of those items in favor of these new items just a few decades ago. The insanity of Dictator Bloomberg will confound mental health professional for centuries to come.
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    While I don't agree with banning smoking in city parks, banning styrofoam makes sense, since there is really no way to flush this turd.
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    So sad you chose to pollute both your own and future generations to a life of filth. A cardboard container is too liberal for you taste??
    I live on the ocean and daily the tides wash styrofoam particles ashore, the visual effect is offensive and I wonder the effect on the estuary.'tis so pathetic and quite frankly tragic, to view the reaction to this subject and total lack of concern for the future displayed here by apparently very low info conservative zealots
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    You said can't be serious. There is no leap to conclude you disapprove of Bloomberg's actions You disapproval of actual pollution that washes up on my front yard daily that justifies my conclusion + its drawn based on your total lack of environmental concerns as you've repeatedly voiced here. If I'm wrong please point out the Tea Party environmental agenda LMAO
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    Screw Bloomberg, guy goes too far to control too much. I don't like being told how much soda to drink, or that my wife can't get formula at a hospital for a baby.

    Not to mention this wouldn't even scratch the surface on global pollution. The US is responsible for less than 11% of CO2 in the O-Zone. China is responsible for almost 80%. What one city enacts is a joke compared to the grand picture. Nothing we can really do unless China wises up.
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    Usually I don't like Mayor Bloomberg's bans, but this one actually makes sense. What's the point of plastic foam versus recyclable cups?
    For the large cup size ban, the point is that a person might want a larger drink, whether we agree or disagree with this person's preference there's a point to the product.
    For the indoor smoking ban, the point is that a person might want to smoke and eat or smoke and bowl,...
    I am against bans like this because I'm generally against laws that restrict freedom of personal lifestyle, but what do plastic foam containers offer to customers that is different from alternative products? Nothing. So since it's damaging to the environment and there's nothing it offers to customers versus alternatives it should be banned.
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    Bloomberg is talking about letting people in NYC have a "small amount" of marihuana on their person, but hell no, you can't have a soda bigger than 16 ounces or take out food in a styrofoam container or its curtains for you.
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    Nanny Bloomberg to the rescue again. First worry about Nuclear Waste from Nuclear Plants, air, land, and water pollution by high-tech and other manufacturers; and even the decreasing quality of life for New York's residents of Color, whom your police routinely stop and even search without any probable cause whatsoever other than then color of their skin. Then after you've tackled those problems, worry about the stupid plastic foam containers. You need more fiber in your diet, Nanny Bloomberg. You're getting too bound up.
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    For once, I agree with the Mayor...this should have happened long ago. But while they're at it they may as well ban aluminum cans and plastic water bottles. And mommies and daddies should use cotton diapers. So many things we think of as a convenience are filling up the ground with garbage that doesn't disintegrate for decades...or centuries. http://des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/wate...
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