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(Orlando Sentinel)   Wtf: Desantis has to veto bill allowing towns to ban sunscreen. Reality: Some sunscreens cause coral reef bleaching and they're only banning specific types   (orlandosentinel.com) divider line
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2020-06-30 12:09:58 PM  
Desantis believes white coral is the best kind of coral even if that means dead coral.
 
2020-06-30 1:15:46 PM  
Guy's all over the map.
 
2020-06-30 2:25:19 PM  
Elections have consequences. Elect an anti-science Governor and get anti-science decisions.
What's the worst that could happen though?

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2020-06-30 2:41:51 PM  
how much sunscreen are we even talking about here?
 
2020-06-30 2:42:59 PM  
Desantis, yes, an auld Irish family name.
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/translucent lives matter
 
2020-06-30 2:45:37 PM  
Another day, another dick move by Desantis

It's almost as if the entire GOP has a deliberate agenda against public health & safety and the environment
 
2020-06-30 2:47:01 PM  
Create a monument documenting the destruction and loss of the Coral Reefs. Name said monument after DeSantis and describe how he is at fault. Give him an incentive to back pedal and come to the right conclusion, Or make sure that all future generations know who to blame for the extinction of their natural habitats.
 
2020-06-30 2:47:36 PM  
I guess there aren't very many Hawaiian Farkers because they passed a similar law years ago.
 
2020-06-30 2:50:33 PM  
He just held a water bill press conference and someone asked him about this. The guy is stubborn as hell, he will not budge from anything, no matter how accurate the science is that proves it.

There was NO mention today about mitigating the virus, and when he was asked about it he basically said he was just protecting the nursing homes and that anyone with symptoms can get tested. He's an ass and refuses to listen to what most people in this state want.
 
2020-06-30 2:52:11 PM  
Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen) Lyrics
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2020-06-30 2:53:27 PM  
I swear the Dog, it's like the people running these companies  - any farking company - just need to put poison in every product. nothing can inly do its job, it also has to kill somebody, the more basic the species is to the food chain, the more they high five their buddies.
 
2020-06-30 2:53:56 PM  

Walker: Elections have consequences. Elect an anti-science Governor and get anti-science decisions.
What's the worst that could happen though?

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Over 6,000 for today, already.
 
2020-06-30 2:54:30 PM  

abitofbuffalo: I guess there aren't very many Hawaiian Farkers because they passed a similar law years ago.


They have bans on these coral killing sunscreens in the Caribbean, NZ, and Australia too.

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2020-06-30 2:59:28 PM  
The anal bleaching ones are still good?  Asking for a friend.
 
2020-06-30 3:01:17 PM  
Hawaii did that a couple years ago.
https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/03/health​/​hawaii-sunscreen-ban/index.html

You'll get over it, haole.
 
2020-06-30 3:04:13 PM  
Thanks,Rapepublicans
 
2020-06-30 3:04:17 PM  
Desantis can EABOD covered in son cream
 
2020-06-30 3:04:27 PM  

foo monkey: The anal bleaching ones are still good?  Asking for a friend.


It has to be applied with a tongue.
 
2020-06-30 3:07:04 PM  
Maybe coral likes to be bleached. Anyone stop to think about that? No. Of course not.
 
2020-06-30 3:07:37 PM  
This makes no sense. There is no sane reason at all to object to banning coral-killing sunscreen. There are plenty of sunscreens that work just fine without killing coral and business can be given time to sell their existing inventory. This is pure stigginit. If environmentalists are for it, it has to be bad, right? Idiots.
 
2020-06-30 3:07:47 PM  

petec: abitofbuffalo: I guess there aren't very many Hawaiian Farkers because they passed a similar law years ago.

They have bans on these coral killing sunscreens in the Caribbean, NZ, and Australia too.

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Just nuke Tallahassee and it will solve most of our problems,
 
2020-06-30 3:07:57 PM  

eurotrader: Desantis believes white coral is the best kind of coral even if that means dead coral.


Dead coral lives matter?
 
2020-06-30 3:09:26 PM  
Dang, I was looking forward to phone videos of rampaging Karens throwing Lib-approved sunscreen at Walgreens clerks and demanding the coral-killing versions.
 
2020-06-30 3:15:16 PM  

Diogenes: Guy's all over the map.


What an asshole!

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2020-06-30 3:23:31 PM  
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2020-06-30 3:23:37 PM  
Sunscreen causes coral bleaching?

Doesn't that make you a climate change denier? Seriously. BURN THE WITCH!
 
2020-06-30 3:26:54 PM  
This is a serious problem. Coral already has enough problems with the carbon acidification and heating of the water. You kill the coral, you kill the fish, and you kill people, bottom line.
 
2020-06-30 3:27:36 PM  

Unobtanium: Diogenes: Guy's all over the map.

What an asshole!

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Can't mandate masks!  Cause that's like local home-rule authority stuff.

But it's totes OK to tell them they can't do their own paid sick leave, minimum wage, or regulate how their pharmacies sell.

Republicans only adhere to their principles when it's convenient.  They are hypocrites with no real convictions.
 
2020-06-30 3:28:24 PM  
how dare anyone not ban something. dangit!
 
2020-06-30 3:39:48 PM  
So does hand sanitizer kill coral? Just imagine the clusterfark.
 
2020-06-30 3:39:53 PM  

johnphantom: This is a serious problem. Coral already has enough problems with the carbon acidification and heating of the water. You kill the coral, you kill the fish, and you kill people, bottom line.


You forgot one of the biggest killers, fertilizer runoff.

The entire system is built on doing the opposite of the smart things. It assumes humans exist outside nature.

Honestly, I think when global warming really gets going, we will see mass failures in agriculture. We are just finding every way to undermine ourselves, and it's not going to be pretty.

The great part of this is that we are running into the fire of our own destruction shouting "but my profits are in there!"
 
2020-06-30 3:41:19 PM  

fanbladesaresharp: eurotrader: Desantis believes white coral is the best kind of coral even if that means dead coral.

Dead coral lives matter?


Being white is all that matters.
 
2020-06-30 3:44:57 PM  

Unobtanium: Diogenes: Guy's all over the map.

What an asshole!

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That's Mike Ehrmantraut from Breaking Bad/Better Call Saul.

I'll be damned.
 
2020-06-30 3:46:42 PM  
I'm certain DeSantis is correct about this issue.  Just like he's been spot on about the coronavirus.
 
2020-06-30 3:49:18 PM  

NateAsbestos: Unobtanium: Diogenes: Guy's all over the map.

What an asshole!

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That's Mike Ehrmantraut from Breaking Bad/Better Call Saul.

I'll be damned.


He was also in Beverly Hills Cop.
 
2020-06-30 3:51:32 PM  
Problem is, the ones that say are damaging are much better protection, and don't turn you white. See consumer reports testing. There aren't any that are as good.  They're also banning the sale, not the use in the ocean. So, basically, your options for daily non-ocean protection become greasy , chalky, less effective sunscreen.
 
2020-06-30 3:52:51 PM  
Hawaii did this a while back. There was no herderpy outcry because they aren't stupid, especially not Florida stupid.
 
2020-06-30 3:52:51 PM  
Probably a good move, unless you think cops are smart enough to tell if the sunscreen you have on is legal.

"Our roadside test indicated blue, which means it was the illegal sunscreen, and our officer was well within accepted practices when he had to physically restrain and harm the criminals. The lab tests showed the sunscreen was legal, however the officer at the time had to go by the roadside test results"
 
2020-06-30 4:13:55 PM  
The state govt might be morons, but hopefully the adventure outfitters might be more responsible. Several years back our troop spent a week at the BSA Seabase high adventure camp, and all over the materials was a warning to only bring reef-safe sunscreen.

alex10294: Problem is, the ones that say are damaging are much better protection, and don't turn you white. See consumer reports testing. There aren't any that are as good.  They're also banning the sale, not the use in the ocean. So, basically, your options for daily non-ocean protection become greasy , chalky, less effective sunscreen.


I'm not going scuba diving any time soon, if ever, but coming from a family prone to skin cancer I've done really well with Blue Lizard. It's one of the zinc-oxides that can certainly leave that beautiful white glaze when partially rubbed on, but I usually have no problem applying it without looking like Casper and haven't burned (much less tanned) in several years.
 
2020-06-30 4:16:53 PM  
Better solution.  Ban all people from the beaches. Except for essential people doing essential things at the beach.  Researchers, beach restoration groups, etc...  People shouldn't be going to the beach at all.  People should be in their homes at all times, unless they are deemed by the government as an essential person, and they are doing essential work.  And the non essential people should be permanently welded into their homes.  Let the earth heal.

We need to develop tech so that we can downland a person's mind, and take a DNA sample so that a person could potentially be reformed at some point in the future, after the earth heals.  Then the world government should painlessly euthanize all the non essential people to reduce carbon usage.  Then, in the future we can reimage them into cloned bodies, at a sustainable rate.  Maybe make the cloned bodies sterile, especially for the undesirables, like white males.

Or we can just put the minds in a computer simulation.  If course the white males and other oppressors will be sandboxes and given fewer cycles so they will experience time at a much slower rate.  But they won't notice, since they will be isolated.

Either way, we don't need to ban sunscreen, we need to ban non essential people doing non essential things.  Like going to the beach.
 
2020-06-30 4:18:07 PM  

alex10294: Problem is, the ones that say are damaging are much better protection, and don't turn you white. See consumer reports testing. There aren't any that are as good.  They're also banning the sale, not the use in the ocean. So, basically, your options for daily non-ocean protection become greasy , chalky, less effective sunscreen.


Which is exactly why the sale has to be banned in the entire state, people can't be trusted to not wear the good stuff to the beach. Fark the environment, personal comfort and convenience is of paramount importance. Me, me, me, me.
 
2020-06-30 5:18:20 PM  

alex10294: Problem is, the ones that say are damaging are much better protection, and don't turn you white. See consumer reports testing. There aren't any that are as good.  They're also banning the sale, not the use in the ocean. So, basically, your options for daily non-ocean protection become greasy , chalky, less effective sunscreen.


There are MANY that are reef safe and provide even better protection.  Problem is, the FDA has been dragging their heels for decades.  I highly recommend sunscreen shopping when traveling overseas.
 
2020-06-30 5:20:17 PM  

RyansPrivates: Hawaii did this a while back. There was no herderpy outcry because they aren't stupid, especially not Florida stupid.


Their law doesn't go into effect until January 1, 2021.

when I visited last fall i did try to use the new stuff, but i didn't find any i was impressed with.

I hope my favorite comes up with a reef safe version that works just as well as what we already have.  otherwise my pasty white ass will have to be wearing rash guards constantly every time i visit the tropics :(
 
2020-06-30 5:21:25 PM  

Watubi: There are MANY that are reef safe and provide even better protection.  Problem is, the FDA has been dragging their heels for decades.  I highly recommend sunscreen shopping when traveling overseas.


got a good replacement for this? https://www.neutrogena.com/sun/​ultra-s​heer-dry-touch-sunscreen-broad-spectru​m-spf-100/6887310.html

i cannot STAND stuff on my skin.. this stuff is godlike.  package says it's good for 2 hours - but it lasted me 5-6 easily every day in Turks
 
2020-06-30 7:44:45 PM  

Kazan: Watubi: There are MANY that are reef safe and provide even better protection.  Problem is, the FDA has been dragging their heels for decades.  I highly recommend sunscreen shopping when traveling overseas.

got a good replacement for this? https://www.neutrogena.com/sun/u​ltra-sheer-dry-touch-sunscreen-broad-s​pectrum-spf-100/6887310.html

i cannot STAND stuff on my skin.. this stuff is godlike.  package says it's good for 2 hours - but it lasted me 5-6 easily every day in Turks


I use this one. https://www.neutrogena.com/sun/s​heer-z​inc-dry-touch-sunscreen-broad-spectrum​-spf-50/6811080.html

Dry to the touch, Zinc Oxide only, and lasts all day. I can really only tell I have it on when I get in the shower and get it washed off.
 
2020-06-30 10:09:20 PM  

Unobtanium: I can really only tell I have it on when I get in the shower and get it washed off.


the stuff i linked stayed on me in the ocean
 
2020-07-01 3:11:26 AM  

jaytkay: Dang, I was looking forward to phone videos of rampaging Karens throwing Lib-approved sunscreen at Walgreens clerks and demanding the coral-killing versions.


Coral-rolling is the women's version of coal-rolling?

Hawaii did it
That was my first thought as well - we just bought sunscreen at Costco when we got there instead of bringing it from non-coral parts of California.
 
2020-07-01 2:26:31 PM  

billstewart: jaytkay: Dang, I was looking forward to phone videos of rampaging Karens throwing Lib-approved sunscreen at Walgreens clerks and demanding the coral-killing versions.

Coral-rolling is the women's version of coal-rolling?

Hawaii did it
That was my first thought as well - we just bought sunscreen at Costco when we got there instead of bringing it from non-coral parts of California.


How long were you planning to stay in Hawaii? I don't think you can even go through a tub of sunscreen in a week with a family of six.
 
2020-07-01 11:36:14 PM  
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