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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#5705
Sunday Jul 13
 
Sins of the Father wrote:
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No, they were not, and even if they had been, it is irrelevant to the government of the United States, as provided by the First Amendment. If you're unfamiliar with it, which you appear to be, you should look it up.
If the Constitution doesn't impress you, look up the Treaty of Tripoli, which states that "the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion." It was passed unanimously by the Senate and signed by President John Adams.
You should have paid attention in American History class instead of sniffing glue or whatever it was you were doing.
Sins of the Father.

Yes. The Treaty of Tripoli does not change the fact that the nation was established as a Christian land. In fact, the Treaty was voted on by representatives at the federal level, and approved by the Senate.

As a student of history, you are aware that the Federal Government did not create the States. The States created the Federal Government. You may recall that old world European Governments of the day had established "officially approved" Christian denominations. In fact, much of European history is comprised of bloody internecine wars intended to establish domination of one Christian denomination over the other. The motivation of the White Christian immigrants who came to the American colonies were primarily motivated by the desire to worship the Lord as they desired - without being required to adhere to an official State church. That was the reason the colonists created a Federal Government as - as one might say - a "secular" Government.

Thus we see the Puritans migrating to Massachusetts. Catholics migrating to Maryland, and Anabaptists and Mennonites migrating to Pennsylvania. The list goes on..." Since the 60s 70s revolutionaries took control of the Government and academia, the worship of the Lord has been seen as a trivial matter that is practiced by "extremists". This has not always been the case. It was once the central part of American life.

The Treaty of Tripoli was negotiated by the "secular" Federal Government the States created. Every one of the Constitutions of the Colonies made reference and gave thanks to God. That Christian tradition carries forward to this very day. The Constitutions of every one of the now 50s States give thanks by expressing that same reverence.

Incidentally, Sins of the Father. The Federal Government renegotiated the Treaty of Tripoli in 1805. The new Treaty did not include the section of which you make reference, most likely because failing to make the distinction between God believing States and the secular Federal Government might prove to be confusing - as you make clear.

Ronald

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#5706
Sunday Jul 13
 
President Obama wiped his tush with the Treaty of Tripoli; he turned a treaty of peace into drones and cruise missiles killing subjects of Tripoli then capturing and executing the Bey of Tripoli Muammar Gaddafi. President Obama totally abrogated the Treaty of Tripoli proving no president is 100% bad.
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Sunday Jul 13
 

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The adults are all done with this topic, too!
Ronald

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Friday Jul 18
 
For purposes of increased taxation and Governmental control, the political ruling class often use members of the hysterical busy-body community to fan the flames of abuse of decent women and men who engage in the simple pleasure of enjoying the simple worker **("middle")** class pleasure of an occasional tobacco product. This is in line with the common ruling class tactic of "Kick 'em in the butt so hard they say THANK YOU! for not kicking any harder".

Despite the fact that expensive taxpayer funded Government "junk science" drives much of the post-60s 70s revolutionary era political debate, a case may be made that - in rare instances - tobacco use can be conjectured to "prove" tobacco may be a contributing factor in the death or illness of genetically susceptible individuals. Left unsaid by taxpayer supported Government junk scientists and politically motivated Government "doctors" is the fact that most tobacco users die of old age after 60 or 70 years of tobacco use, whereas decent non-tobacco users begin dying of non-tobacco related causes around age 40.

Now, that same community of "anti consumer" hysterics are being used to increase "the bottom line" of wealthy Big Grocers by obscuring the fact that environmentally friendly reusable grocery and goods have been available in more technologically advanced nations for decades. Our finny friends love eating these Lowenthal tax-free carry bags. When they are shredded into mulch, plant life thrives.

Flying is dangerous, as the recent downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 shows. The more adventurous among us acknowledge and accept that risk and go ahead and fly anyway. The more sensible among us would be better advised to consider whether they would prefer to die in bed of old age after 60 or 70 years of tobacco enjoyment, or whether they would prefer a horrible instantaneous death after a few minutes of sheer terror, following being thrown to the ground after the airplane they are flying in is torn apart before crashing to the ground.

Incidentally, because of the Government's tax and control war against decent users of tobacco products, most commercial international airline flights are "smoke free".

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#5709
Friday Jul 18
 
The adults have stated before no idiots named ronald may post her - they spread junk BS.

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#5710
Saturday Jul 19
 
Obama instigated this children's march on our borders with his June 15 2012 amnesty. Obama has always supported an amnesty for children, now without any legislation from Congress, he's implemented his own DREAM Act, not matter what the American people want.

We want secure borders first.
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#5711
Saturday Jul 19
 
Now what are we to do? The radio guy is supposed to have leaked some news that he shouldnt what says that detainees and immigrants are being bussed secretly to Tiburon overnight where they will be transported by water later in the week to Angel Island for "processing". Is this so? does this mean that Belvedere might be at risk for diseases and cooties? Please, God, save us!
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#5712
Saturday Jul 19
 
The adults here have stated over and over again, no idiots named ronald may post here - they spread junk BS.
Ronald

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#5713
Saturday Jul 19
 
Brian_G wrote:
Obama instigated this children's march on our borders with his June 15 2012 amnesty. Obama has always supported an amnesty for children, now without any legislation from Congress, he's implemented his own DREAM Act, not matter what the American people want.
We want secure borders first.
Brian_G.

Actually, what has gone unstated by the Government "news" media is that Obama's efforts to "unite" the "children" with their "families" amounts to a de facto legitimization of the illegal "Hispanics" who previously jumped the border. The next stage of this nefarious plot will come when high paid taxpayer supported Government lawyers use the corrupt legal system to argue illegal alien "families" cannot be deported because doing so would leave the "legalized children" without parents.

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#5714
Saturday Jul 19
 
The adults here have stated over and over again, no idiots named ronald may post here - they spread BS junk mail.

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#5715
Saturday Jul 19
 
Brian_G wrote:
President Obama wiped his tush with the Treaty of Tripoli; he turned a treaty of peace into drones and cruise missiles killing subjects of Tripoli then capturing and executing the Bey of Tripoli Muammar Gaddafi. President Obama totally abrogated the Treaty of Tripoli proving no president is 100% bad.
He gives drones bad name.
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Saturday Jul 19
 
The only thing you command is a spot on the toilet bunny head li

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Saturday Jul 19
 
Bunny rolls wrote:
The only thing you command is a spot on the toilet bunny head li
I think I'll carpet-bomb the entire City of Covina, Ca for that comment, booger-blaster.
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#5718
Sunday Jul 20
 
CNN has pulled reporter Diana Magnay out of the Middle East after she referred to a group of Israelis who had allegedly threatened her while reporting on Gaza as "scum" in a tweet.

Magnay was reporting live on the air as a group watched the Israeli bombardment of Gaza around her. After the report was over, she wrote on Twitter: "Israelis on hill above Sderot cheer as bombs land on #gaza; threaten to 'destroy our car if I say a word wrong.' Scum."

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#5719
Sunday Jul 20
 
The Israelis will only achieve proportionality when the rockets stop crossing Israel's borders. Hamas isn't a legitimate peace partner because their charter is dedicated to the destruction of Israel and genocide of the Jews in Israel. The moral distinction between Israel, which has given up land for peace and Hamas who have attacked and murdered Israelis.

Even the people of Gaza are learning to hate Hamas as they hide behind civilians during a war of their making.
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#5720
Sunday Jul 20
 
710 tunnel no solution to Alhambra traffic problem

Alhambra’s traffic stems not from the lack of a 710 Freeway extension. The traffic is created by the City Council’s irresponsible over-development. Their mega-mixed-use construction primarily on Main Street adds thousands of cars to our surface streets.
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Sunday Jul 20
 
Isn't That Right Meathead!!!!!!!!!!
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#5722
Sunday Jul 20
 
These are current or former dirty deed glendora council persons.
Should Kenny Herman (Kenny ran away to another state), Karen Davis she is still on the council but minus a husband), Gary Clifford (he ran away for a Athens salary after voting to extend the contract for Glendora), Mark Kelly (Kelly left the city council real fast after a police visit to Costco) and Douglas Tessitor (testical is still hanging but looking very ill) be expelled from Glendora, California - righ now, should be the real question for this poll.
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#5723
Sunday Jul 20
 
Biodegrable bags wrote:
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They Do it's called paper
Hemp will work
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#5724
Sunday Jul 20
 
These are current or former dirty deed glendora council persons.
Should Kenny Herman (Kenny ran away to another state), Karen Davis she is still on the council but minus a husband), Gary Clifford (he ran away for a Athens salary after voting to extend the contract for Glendora), Mark Kelly (Kelly left the city council real fast after a police visit to Costco) and Douglas Tessitor (testical is still hanging but looking very ill) be expelled from Glendora, California - righ now, should be the real question for this poll.

A real bad group of people.

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