California seeks to ban free, single-use carryout bags in retail

Jun 5, 2010 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Chain Store Age

New York City The California State Assembly on Wednesday narrowly approved a bill would make California the first state in the nation to ban single-use plastic and paper bags from being handed out free of charge at supermarkets, drug stores, convenience stores and liquor stores.

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Ronald

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Here is a link to a good article linked by "public health minded" Drudge. The article was published by "Seattle PI". The article describes the health and theft problems created in cities where revolutionary Councils have seized control, only to have criminalized competitive minded non-union grocery store owners who would offer the common sense convenience of providing free grocery bags to non-welfare grocery shoppers.

The article cites the soaring rates of theft and in the number of E. coli cases. It describes studies that report the increase of horrible - often painful - deaths and debilitating illness from grocery bags and those trendy "carriers" who - while that may not show symptoms themselves - go on to infect others. The cost is more often as not paid for in the form of revolutionary Council mandated taxpayer subsidized hospital emergency room treatment.

The article goes on to state:

"Another paper from 2011 found E. coli in 8 percent of all reusable bags from randomly selected individuals at California and Arizona grocery stores. Washing the bags eliminated 99.9 percent of the pathogens, according to that study – though it raised questions of how often shoppers actually do."

Long Beach is home to one of the most radical of the unbelievably expensive of the taxpayer supported State university system - probably second only to "Liberal" Berkley. It is at these radical controlled Government controlled institutions where looney ideas such as this are cooked up. Because of the stranglehold the "educated" revolutionary ruling elite has on revolutionary controlled Long Beach, it's unlikely that any area Government licensed publisher would chance earning the wrath of revolutionary Councils by publishing the truth about dangerous reusable grocery bags. In fact, were they able to do so, Council would likely stop such information being disseminated at the city limit.

Let us be thankful for the internet. Until Central Government (the so-called "BIG") is able to gain complete internet control, the increasingly impoverished tax paying voting minority in "entitlement minded, Revolutionary controlled" Long Beach can still read what is being said in free America.

Source: http://tinyurl.com/cul7odg

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I bet the Clean Water Act has something to do with this?
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You Agree. People are saying that this shows that the real plan behind this movement is to continue the commodification, the "a-la-carte" of all of our lives so that some sob can charge us piece by piece for each and every step and breath in the day's doing in which all parts of existence of life are to become coin operated . They say That is why the Pope was forced into exile with his sweety. He knew this horror to be true and was going to speak on the matter but when the curia secreta overheard through their taping of his words in the secretly microphoned compartments and rooms where he rehearsed the speech with Gauwein, they knew they had to stop him. Apparently they allowed him to bow out with Gauwein, rather than ending his reign in the more standard fashion with the poisoned cup. The WHY remains a fake mystery.
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Who gives a hoot about an issue that was already a done deal from the beginning.

Except the ignorant didn't know what they were disagreeing with.
Ronald

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Mar 1, 2013
 
The children never tire of asking me why revolutionary Council exerted revolutionary control to prohibit "customer friendly" Walmart from building a Walmart "superstore" within the city limits of radical controlled Long Beach. After all, they say, such a superstore would have enabled their moms - many of whom are single moms and moms of color - to purchase healthy low priced fruits and vegetables the bodies of their growing children need to become healthy, and thereby "to save hard earned tax money".

I always explain to the kiddies that outrageous conduct such as this is done for the purpose of delaying the inevitable "crack up" of today's revolutionary inspired 60s 70s era dysfunctional social and economic order. I explain that, at its root, the revolutionary objective is to use Government imposed punitive taxation to seize control of all means of production of goods and services.

Currently, the revolutionaries are using Government licensed media to fan "controversy" over the need for more expensive food - even though protected unionized Big Foods' "bottom line" was significantly enhanced when Council transferred the cost for providing grocery and goods bags onto the backs of the voting minority of food eaters who pay taxes. This is the so-called tactic of manipulative "democracy in action" that has been developed at expensive taxpayer funded Government controlled institutions of higher "learning".

Here is an interesting link to an interview entitled "Why We’re Fat: It’s the Government and Wall Street’s Fault, Marion Nestle Says". The article was aired by "The Daily Ticker". Note the activist claim that "No one really has the answer, but "something" must be tried." This is in line with the expensive taxpayer funded 60s 70s era "junk science studies" that comes out of radical Government universities.

Source: http://tinyurl.com/bxao2nl

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Who said poster-D was stupid as a rock?

The cement company was by here looking for D.
Ronald

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The threat to public health from reusable grocery bags is even being acknowledged by and reported on by foreign news sources. It is a shame there is such lack of reporting of this danger to the public health - including to the health of innocent little children - by domestic Government licensed "news" sources.

Here is a link to one foreign news article that warns of the danger to public health that is posed by reusable grocery bags. Our own local revolutionary Council has used hard earned taxpayer money to promote these disease carrying reusable grocery bags.

The article also tells of increased theft that has arisen since radical local Councils criminalize the use of healthy plastic grocery bags by competitive oriented non-union grocers.

"Protected" unionized grocery chains just add the cost of theft and employee pilferage to the price they charge for groceries. Most hard working food eating taxpayers, though, are not wealthy.

Wealthy locals who like nothing better than to be seen by their fellow trendy grocery shoppers carrying heavily taxed reusable grocery bags can easily stand the cost of increased grocery prices resulting from theft. In fact, paying high prices for goods is a matter of prestige for this politically connected cohort.

Source: http://tinyurl.com/bad4pnh

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Maybe mr. rodman brought plastic sacks with him to visit North Korea?
Ronald

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My attention was drawn to an editorial opinion that was published in today's Orange County Register.(March 3 2013) The editorial was entitled "For Legislature, less would be more" The subject matter addressed the State Legislature's ongoing efforts to snuff-out the last remaining (if any) elements of liberty, now that all opposition to State imposed tyranny has been eliminated. The writer stated:

..."Not every human problem deserves a law...The most desirable laws are those that are the rarest, simplest and most general."

The writer went on to state that the legislature enacted more than 2100 laws that have the purpose of binding the State's oppressed population with ever greater heavy burdens. The writer goes on to state:

"The usual protest from Sacramento is that California – being possessed of enormous wealth, a huge population, and a sprawling land mass – is too complicated a place to be governed in any other fashion. That argument becomes difficult to sustain when one notes that our friends in Texas govern a larger state – and one second only to ours in population and economic production – with a part-time Legislature that meets every other year...It's overly simplistic, of course, to imagine that Texas' much-publicized economic success owes to the structure of its legislative branch. The secret to Texas' success isn't fewer days for lawmakers to meet, but the idea that animates it: that the liberty of the citizenry is always under threat when the legislature is in session...

"Of course, there are worthwhile measures buried within this thicket of proposals, but that doesn't diminish the broader problem: The respect that the law commands shrinks proportionately as the volume of law grows. When lawmakers are left drafting measures that keep plastic bags out of grocery stores or preserve the rights of the homeless to urinate in public (two of the bills up for consideration this year), the perception rightly grows of California as a place where social marginalia trumps serious matters of public policy."

Source: http://tinyurl.com/bb5hbnp

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CEQA has been the thorn in the paw of the (crooked) development industry, and the efforts to eviscerate it have been ongoing.

Look at all the junk developments and you'll see how effective CEQA has been.
Ronald

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I see the taxpayer supported resident schizophrenic is up to his old tricks again. I wish he would at least use some of his taxpayer provided funding to take a course in beginning writing.

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George Ogden's racists bating articles he writes are filled with the real filth that floats around in his nasty fat head of his.

Along with Steve Hefert and Mike Touhey they all belong to a racists club known as West Covina KKK chapter.
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Hello I am the whistle blower who discovered and reported the corruption in Irwindale. The city manager has plead guilty. The Other four indited by the grand jury are fighting the charges. I am getting a lot of flack on the blogs. Any one want to help.
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George Ogden the great pain in the backside liars club president.

Along with is side kicks, Steve Herfert.

Steve Herfert just couldn't resist spouting more of his racist West Covina, California carp.

Could Shelley Sanderson, Rob Sotelo (a plumber) and Andrew Mcintyre really be racists after all?

Don't ya just love it when racists come out of the closet? Doing it in public was such a stupid move on their part, but you know that's how racists operate these days and of old days too.

There were two video camera's running during another one of West Covina's racial ranting city council meeting's.
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Ronald wrote:
I see the taxpayer supported resident schizophrenic is up to his old tricks again. I wish he would at least use some of his taxpayer provided funding to take a course in beginning writing.
Ronald
I LOVE THE TEAPARTY. They will keep you all from voting on making bags disappeared in my state and so you and them can go to heck and smoke in the alley all night with a radio tuned to gospel tunes as they play.
Ronald

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Hoss Haytorn wrote:
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I LOVE THE TEAPARTY. They will keep you all from voting on making bags disappeared in my state and so you and them can go to heck and smoke in the alley all night with a radio tuned to gospel tunes as they play.
Hoss Haytorn.

Exactly! The anti smoker NAZI controlniks honed their tactics on the skin of decent women and men who partake in the simple worker ("middle") class pleasure of enjoying an occasional tobacco product. Now that all effective opposition has been eliminated, not only has the bottom line of protected unionized BIG FOOD oligarchs being enhanced by revolutionary Councils who force UNDER PENALTY OF REVOLUTIONARY LAW! the taxpaying minority to stand the cost of providing their own grocery bags, but even more burdensome levels of taxation can be expected. Just the other day I heard that the tax-master tyrants plan to impose even greater gasoline taxes on ordinary worker ("middle") class automobile drivers who are too poor to flee the State but who are too "rich" to qualify for taxpayer funded EBT cards.

My attention was drawn to an editorial opinion that was published in Sunday's Orange County Register.(March 3 2013) The editorial was entitled "For Legislature, less would be more" The subject matter addressed the State Legislature's ongoing efforts to snuff-out the last remaining (if any) elements of liberty, now that all opposition to State imposed tyranny has been eliminated. The writer stated:

..."Not every human problem deserves a law...The most desirable laws are those that are the rarest, simplest and most general."

The writer went on to state that the legislature enacted more than 2100 laws that have the purpose of binding the State's oppressed population with ever greater heavy burdens. The writer goes on to state:

"The usual protest from Sacramento is that California – being possessed of enormous wealth, a huge population, and a sprawling land mass – is too complicated a place to be governed in any other fashion. That argument becomes difficult to sustain when one notes that our friends in Texas govern a larger state – and one second only to ours in population and economic production – with a part-time Legislature that meets every other year...It's overly simplistic, of course, to imagine that Texas' much-publicized economic success owes to the structure of its legislative branch. The secret to Texas' success isn't fewer days for lawmakers to meet, but the idea that animates it: that the liberty of the citizenry is always under threat when the legislature is in session...

"Of course, there are worthwhile measures buried within this thicket of proposals, but that doesn't diminish the broader problem: The respect that the law commands shrinks proportionately as the volume of law grows. When lawmakers are left drafting measures that keep plastic bags out of grocery stores or preserve the rights of the homeless to urinate in public (two of the bills up for consideration this year), the perception rightly grows of California as a place where social marginalia trumps serious matters of public policy."

Source: http://tinyurl.com/bb5hbnp

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Two brass rings in thier noses and thats all.
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Yes! Yes!
This is why we must ALL join the Teaparty. These dear fellow citizens know that the so-called poor and seniors are the authors of their own self PRO claimed problems by poor saving and hygeine habits and living too damn long and that they wouldnt have these falderol problems if we didnt show up with dough to fix their cake so they can have it and eat it too, right out of our childrens little bowls. As HOSSS said the right to smoke is like the right to music; you BOZOS sold it to us and now you want to make us pay to let you take it away, and when it is gone we can still pay.....WE SAY HELL shucks no.
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So why do you think they did it that way?
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Heimlich GiggleFukker wrote:
This is plain ignorance. The plastic bags ARE biodegradable! All the law does is to tell the retailers to charge a SEPARATE fee for bags; as if the costs aren't already factored into the items customers purchase. JUST A BUNCH OF JUVENILE LAWMAKERS TRYING TO GRAB HEADLINES FOR THEMSELVES!!!
None of the stores in the San Diego area use biodegradable bags that I know of. No bag has any markings suggesting it is biodegradable. They do however suggest you participate in a recycling program...???

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