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

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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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Nugent Lost

Monrovia, CA

#4257 Feb 12, 2013
That worthless toad sucking twerp calling himself:

Ted Nugent, the NRA's number 1 champion avoided the draft, claiming to be and still is 4-F fartoon!
Mulos Shartnuisoni

Sonoma, CA

#4258 Feb 13, 2013
Well, the real problem is those published pictures of the Pope that caused the downfall. They are rumoured to have been so upsetting in content and detail that the North Koreans felt compelled to set off the nuclear blast on Fat Tuesday. The issue of the bags is also addressed by the Iranian council, who fear that the additional monies will be used as part of a program intended to discover why N. Korea has used human prostates collected from folks in the south as part of the payload for the recent rocket launch. What the hell is going on here? Can't we just get back to basics?

Since: Nov 10

Novato, CA

#4259 Feb 13, 2013
They'll have to pry RICKY RATS' free, single-use carryout bag out of his cold, dead rat paws.
Bag Sarah

Monrovia, CA

#4260 Feb 13, 2013
Sarah Palin is still ugly and stupid before and after she was a GOP and Tea Party bagger.
RANDY MANDY

Sonoma, CA

#4261 Feb 13, 2013
Bag Sarah wrote:
Sarah Palin is still ugly and stupid before and after she was a GOP and Tea Party bagger.
Sarah the Divine Sarah..she would have been the greatest presdent ever. We have lost our way when we cant elect gods chosen for the leader of the world. She would end the defcit and end the socialism securityism and the medicare me-me-meism where old fols eat up our money and wont just go along with god. She would not permit the TEABAG party to stop our victorious wars or anything like them lesbians abortions do. She would stop the russkys dead in there trax. We would be victorious again and the catholic leader would not have to go home. FOR SHAME ya bums!!!! VOT TEAPART now

“I Luv Carbon Dioxide”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#4262 Feb 13, 2013
Some people are never happy until they can legislate how you must carry your groceries home. It's a power trip.
Pattie4s

Monrovia, CA

#4263 Feb 13, 2013
Maybe the out of towners need cow plops to keep themselves happy?
Ronald

Long Beach, CA

#4264 Feb 14, 2013
Here is a link to a good article that was written by Debra J. Saunders, columnist for The San Francisco Chronicle. Surprisingly, the article was picked up and published by the Press Telegram. Saunders' article is unusual inasmuch as few Government licensed "news" sources dare to earn the wrath of abusive California politicians by printing material that might call to question looney programs that are inflicted upon the minority of the State's population who pay taxes.

*(In the interest of full disclosure, the Press Telegram was an enthusiastic advocate for increasing the bottom line of unionized grocery stores by eliminating the simple convenience of offering free grocery bags as well as heaping unspeakable harassment and abuse on the decent women and men who engage in the simple pleasure of enjoying an occasional tobacco product. Since that time, estimates of "tobacco related deaths" from "secondhand smoke" range from hundreds, to thousands, to many millions of decent tobacco users and non-tobacco users alike. This "reveled knowledge" tax and control Government myth has grown so pervasive that the State is now entering "phase 2". For example, rather than to warn commuters to watch for dangerous bicyclists and violence prone skateboarders when getting onto or off of expensive taxpayer subsidized Government buses, annoying taxpayer funded taped messages threaten decent commuters who smoke "non-medicinal" pot products at Government bus stops that they have been criminalized.)

Saunders tells of the soaring death rate as a result of the criminalization of competitive minded non-unionized grocery stores who insist on handing out free grocery bags to non-welfare recipients. Saunders reminds us of the prospect for even more deaths and horrible communicable diseases if the radical element running the State is able to once again criminalize "choice" in cities that are not currently "politically correct and trendy" (so to speak)

Saunders' article is worth spending the few minutes needed to read it. She should be commended for the courage she has shown in standing up to the mob:

Source: http://tinyurl.com/cbo9sfo

Ronald
Furah Gyozan556

Sonoma, CA

#4265 Feb 14, 2013
Ronald wrote:
Here is a link to a good article that was written by Debra J. Saunders, columnist for The San Francisco Chronicle. Surprisingly, the article was picked up and published by the Press Telegram. Saunders' article is unusual inasmuch as few Government licensed "news" sources dare to earn the wrath of abusive California politicians by printing material that might call to question looney programs that are inflicted upon the minority of the State's population who pay taxes.
*(In the interest of full disclosure, the Press Telegram was an enthusiastic advocate for increasing the bottom line of unionized grocery stores by eliminating the simple convenience of offering free grocery bags as well as heaping unspeakable harassment and abuse on the decent women and men who engage in the simple pleasure of enjoying an occasional tobacco product. Since that time, estimates of "tobacco related deaths" from "secondhand smoke" range from hundreds, to thousands, to many millions of decent tobacco users and non-tobacco users alike. This "reveled knowledge" tax and control Government myth has grown so pervasive that the State is now entering "phase 2". For example, rather than to warn commuters to watch for dangerous bicyclists and violence prone skateboarders when getting onto or off of expensive taxpayer subsidized Government buses, annoying taxpayer funded taped messages threaten decent commuters who smoke "non-medicinal" pot products at Government bus stops that they have been criminalized.)
Saunders tells of the soaring death rate as a result of the criminalization of competitive minded non-unionized grocery stores who insist on handing out free grocery bags to non-welfare recipients. Saunders reminds us of the prospect for even more deaths and horrible communicable diseases if the radical element running the State is able to once again criminalize "choice" in cities that are not currently "politically correct and trendy" (so to speak)
Saunders' article is worth spending the few minutes needed to read it. She should be commended for the courage she has shown in standing up to the mob:
Source: http://tinyurl.com/cbo9sfo
Ronald
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This is so maybe true also. What is the problems when we face the facts of the papal resignation being such a shock that the people on thAT LINER REFUSE TO EAT OR ENTER THEIR CABINS AND HAVE crippled the boat so it has to be towed to a fundamentalist port in a strange land, as people are saying? Also in addition moreover is the fact that people quote of the Kim nuclear blast to protest the vatican imprisoning the pope for his stance on immediate forced marriages between armed gays and lesbians, and that all travelers be armed..including the pasengers on that liner. The simplest approach is to immediately give up all government insurances such as MEDICARE and retirements and all go back to work erecting statues of falling leaders anbd stop pisching off the upper classes with taxes. We dont need an economy we need a god.
Inspector

Monrovia, CA

#4266 Feb 14, 2013
Look another Republican gets away with MURDER.

A crane inspector will not be going to prison for fabricating inspections of New York City cranes, one that collapsed and killed seven people.

Marquette was also sentenced to 1,000 hours of community service and fined $5,000.
Won Kee

Sonoma, CA

#4267 Feb 14, 2013
Inspector wrote:
Look another Republican gets away with MURDER.
A crane inspector will not be going to prison for fabricating inspections of New York City cranes, one that collapsed and killed seven people.
Marquette was also sentenced to 1,000 hours of community service and fined $5,000.
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THIS TOO IS WHY YOU MUST JOIN US IN THE TEAPARTY!
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We want to stop all everything and with your help we can go back to the good old days of sunshine and sherbet! Yay for the TEAPTTY as we know how to stop everything by saying stuff that makes bums women and old folkies so mad it keeps them from assembling and doing anything to stop us. With the new districting if you are not with us you are forgotten so join now and send money.

“I Luv Carbon Dioxide”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#4268 Feb 14, 2013
Inspector wrote:
Look another Republican gets away with MURDER.
A crane inspector will not be going to prison for fabricating inspections of New York City cranes, one that collapsed and killed seven people.
Marquette was also sentenced to 1,000 hours of community service and fined $5,000.
They get away with destroying opposing political parties with untruths. Did they say if he was fired? Please cite.

Cut the size of government, they don't get it right. Put the burden of operating cranes on the contractor, not the taxpayer.

If you get rid of inspectors, you get rid of the graft, scapegoating and blame they collect.
HighMilage

Monrovia, CA

#4269 Feb 14, 2013
Just lke this stupid posts topic and Tea Bagers:

Freedom Works, the powerful Tea Party organization, reportedly made a promotional video featuring a woman wearing a panda costume

“I Luv Carbon Dioxide”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#4270 Feb 15, 2013
A state that must dictate how you take home groceries, is a state too big for our own good.
Ronald

Long Beach, CA

#4271 Feb 15, 2013
Revolutionary Council has criminalized competitive non-union grocers who persist in providing non-welfare customers with convenient free carry bags to carry their groceries to their humble overtaxed Government controlled homes. At the same time, revolutionary Council promotes the use of harbor dock facilities to dock dangerous top-heavy cruise ships on grounds that by providing such facilities it "helps the economy".

Now it can be revealed that Passengers are Sleeping With Life Vests On because they Fear one such Cruise Ship Will Tip Over into the treacherous Gulf of Mexico. Some passengers have complained to relatives that they have limited access to food and bathrooms.

According to passenger Jamie Baker, "conditions on the ship were “extremely terrible.” Baker says that there has been no electricity and few working toilets. Baker also lamented women "and others" are having to use plastic bags to go to the bathroom.“It’s just a nightmare,” she said. Baker said she and her friends slept with their life vests one night because the ship was listing and they feared it would tip over.

The company has disputed the accounts of passengers who describe the ship as filthy, saying employees are doing everything to ensure people are comfortable.

Robert Giordano, of the Oklahoma City suburb of Edmond, said he last spoke to his wife, Shannon, on Monday. She told him she waited in line for three hours to get a hot dog and that conditions on the ship were terrible.

“They’re having to urinate in the shower. They’ve passed out plastic bags to go to the bathroom,” Giordano said.“There was fecal matter all over the floor.”

Jay Herring, a former senior officer with Carnival Cruise Lines who worked on (the "Triumph") from 2002 to 2004 has reported “It’s one of their bigger ships. It’s certainly on the top end of Carnival’s fleet,” he said of the Triumph.“There are so many moving parts and things that can go wrong.”

Perhaps as a result of Long Beach being home to one of the most radical activist of the State's expensive taxpayer funded "Liberal" university system, local taxpayer subsidized university trained NGO busy-body extremists ensure support for revolutionary Council's inflicting the latest trendy ideologically based schemes upon the hated minority of Long Beachers who pay taxes.

It is not hard to foresee that the next step for revolutionary Council will be the use of its police powers to outlaw plastic bags aboard any ship docking in the city or crusing within the 3 mile limit. Then, Council will be able to "regulate" the entire State by requiring all California ports to follow suit, UNDER PENALTY OF REVOLUTIONARY LAW! This will ensure plastic bags will not be thrown overboard by cruse ship passengers after they use cruse ship bathrooms. Millions of fish will be saved. Legal precedence has already been set when revolutionary Council criminalized competitive minded grocery chains that provide free grocery bags to the city's non-welfare minority. Revolutionary Council no longer needs to expend hard earned taxpayer money to clean up millions of cigarette butts that were once discarded on our beach. It's time we all join together in support Revolutionary Council's latest "tax saving" efforts to save even more of our finny friends!

Source: http://tinyurl.com/a9vk73b

Ronald
too lazy to riot

Wellsboro, PA

#4272 Feb 15, 2013
what about the single use bags my buds come in from the weed pharmacist?
Smackers

Monrovia, CA

#4273 Feb 15, 2013
February 2013:

The inland California continued to show the highest rates of foreclosure activity, while coastal California saw foreclosures decline.
Schnarqui

Sonoma, CA

#4274 Feb 15, 2013
Ronald wrote:
Revolutionary Council has criminalized competitive non-union grocers who persist in providing non-welfare customers with convenient free carry bags to carry their groceries to their humble overtaxed Government controlled homes. At the same time, revolutionary Council promotes the use of harbor dock facilities to dock dangerous top-heavy cruise ships on grounds that by providing such facilities it "helps the economy".
Now it can be revealed that Passengers are Sleeping With Life Vests On because they Fear one such Cruise Ship Will Tip Over into the treacherous Gulf of Mexico. Some passengers have complained to relatives that they have limited access to food and bathrooms.
According to passenger Jamie Baker, "conditions on the ship were “extremely terrible.” Baker says that there has been no electricity and few working toilets. Baker also lamented women "and others" are having to use plastic bags to go to the bathroom.“It’s just a nightmare,” she said. Baker said she and her friends slept with their life vests one night because the ship was listing and they feared it would tip over.
The company has disputed the accounts of passengers who describe the ship as filthy, saying employees are doing everything to ensure people are comfortable.
Robert Giordano, of the Oklahoma City suburb of Edmond, said he last spoke to his wife, Shannon, on Monday. She told him she waited in line for three hours to get a hot dog and that conditions on the ship were terrible.
“They’re having to urinate in the shower. They’ve passed out plastic bags to go to the bathroom,” Giordano said.“There was fecal matter all over the floor.”
Jay Herring, a former senior officer with Carnival Cruise Lines who worked on (the "Triumph") from 2002 to 2004 has reported “It’s one of their bigger ships. It’s certainly on the top end of Carnival’s fleet,” he said of the Triumph.“There are so many moving parts and things that can go wrong.”
Perhaps as a result of Long Beach being home to one of the most radical activist of the State's expensive taxpayer funded "Liberal" university system, local taxpayer subsidized university trained NGO busy-body extremists ensure support for revolutionary Council's inflicting the latest trendy ideologically based schemes upon the hated minority of Long Beachers who pay taxes.
It is not hard to foresee that the next step for revolutionary Council will be the use of its police powers to outlaw plastic bags aboard any ship docking in the city or crusing within the 3 mile limit. Then, Council will be able to "regulate" the entire State by requiring all California ports to follow suit, UNDER PENALTY OF REVOLUTIONARY LAW! This will ensure plastic bags will not be thrown overboard by cruse ship passengers after they use cruse ship bathrooms. Millions of fish will be saved. Legal precedence has already been set when revolutionary Council criminalized competitive minded grocery chains that provide free grocery bags to the city's non-welfare minority. Revolutionary Council no longer needs to expend hard earned taxpayer money to clean up millions of cigarette butts that were once discarded on our beach. It's time we all join together in support Revolutionary Council's latest "tax saving" efforts to save even more of our finny friends!
Source: http://tinyurl.com/a9vk73b
Ronald
The radio guy said that the reason it took so long was that they had to get so many "Xtras" to look like passengers and debark and never be heard from again. Did you notice how cheery and non-rumpled all those interviewed were? He says that is because they were fakes and that the real ship was towed to Guantanamo because when it was boarded it was EMPTY; no crew, no passengers, no rats...just lots of what appeared to be little red pouches floating around the ship. What the hell is going on?

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#4276 Feb 16, 2013
Old issue, never was a real issue anyway.

“I Luv Carbon Dioxide”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#4277 Feb 16, 2013
The Green Left has a deep streak of fascism. Be thankful, they let you buy groceries in the first place.

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