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(Boston Herald)   Counter-revolution begins in Concord, Mass   (bostonherald.com) divider line 11
    More: Followup, mess, counter-revolution  
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2013-01-06 04:05:39 PM  
3 votes:
I only drink Fiji water. It tastes like the bitter tears of displaced natives.
2013-01-06 02:59:51 PM  
3 votes:
Tensions are bottling up, and so is the water, News at 11.
2013-01-06 03:50:26 PM  
2 votes:
I wish everything was in glass anyway, so meh. Water tastes better in glass, you don't get nasty chemicals, stuff stays cold longer, and you can break it and stab people... Fark plastic bottles.
2013-01-06 03:49:39 PM  
2 votes:
Rich people's problems. Concord isn't like Boston so unless Boston Mayor Mumbles decides to ban plastic bottles, who cares about Concord? I assumed they sold all their soft drinks in crystal decanters anyways.
2013-01-06 05:56:30 PM  
1 votes:

Evi1Bo1weevi1: Cup_O_Jo: Ok this old person is batshiat crazy. There are no islands of floating plastic washed out to sea from storm drains. .....

Well, there is this shining example....

Link

... and on a more serious note to go with Saturn5's picture above...

http://geography.about.com/od/globalproblemsandissues/a/trashislands. h tm


That explains where Wilson ended up.

graphics8.nytimes.com
2013-01-06 05:22:08 PM  
1 votes:
I want my leaded gasoline back, too!
2013-01-06 04:55:43 PM  
1 votes:

Ima4nic8or: The most maddening thing about this ban is that it will have absolutely no effect on the problem (the floating garbage patches) because it is targeting the wrong population. Go and google "philippine slums" or "indian slums" then click on "images." The cause of those volumes of plastic in the ocean is not rich, white folk in Massachusetts. Yet oddly, those are the folks, through some bizarre misplaced sense of guilt, blame themselves.

A ban on plastic, of all sorts, in third world slums would be far more effective in getting at the root of the problem (no, I am not proposing that as it would be unenforcable and equally ill-conceived). A more rationale solution of course would be to get those folks in the slums some damn garbage service and fine the shiat out of anyone that doesnt use it.


What happens is that the bottling industry, in order to deal with such a law and having to cater to these people, will eventually produce a more environmentally friendly bottle. Maybe out of decomposable material like corn husks or something. It will then become cheaper to produce and use, and then it will then be spread out to other states and countries.

Someone had to take the first stance and I'm glad Jean Hill made the effort. She's the Rosa Parks of plastic bottles.
2013-01-06 04:28:52 PM  
1 votes:
I say that town ban disposable catheters and see how the old guy likes that. Same issue right? Disposable plastic products where other methods exist?
2013-01-06 04:07:25 PM  
1 votes:
The last time I drank city water from the tap, it was not a pleasant experience. That shiat is disgusting. At least some basic filtration makes it palatable.

Which reminds me, some towns have a dual water system, one line is treated potable water and the other line is grey water(treated town sewage) for your lawns, so the article(can't find it) about it showed the lines were hooked up backwards to several homes for months... Yummy.
2013-01-06 04:02:26 PM  
1 votes:
Will it be televised?
2013-01-06 03:58:13 PM  
1 votes:
The crackling of the seal on the top of the bottle heard 'round the world...
 
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