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    Oregon Senate Wants To Ban Restaurants From Handing Out Plastic Straws

    The Oregon Senate passed a bill Thursday that would ban restaurants from freely handing out plastic straws to customers.
    Customers dining inside must explicitly request a straw to get one. The rule does not apply to drive-through customers.


    More at: https://truepundit.com/oregon-senate...lastic-straws/
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    As goes California so does Oregon.
    - SUPPORT FREE TRADE, SMUGGLE -

    2 + 2 = 5.

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    Would be pretty funny if MAGA ordered all gov departments to dump all plastic straws in their recycling bins into the turtles/sealife populated ocean near Oregon. Might even energize GOP base.
    But seriously, these issues are a far cry from more serious days of Bush-Rove issues machine when attacks on God-made marriage/DOMA were much bigger issues than attacks on straws. Incredible evolution within 8 years. Who knows if in another 10 years GOP will be running on the platform of saving turtles.



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    I like to use a straw. Maybe customers should start bringing their own straws.
    Do something Dodgers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enhanced_deficit View Post
    Would be pretty funny if MAGA ordered all gov departments to dump all plastic straws in their recycling bins into the whales/sealife populated ocean near Oregon. Might even energize GOP base.
    LOL

    That's idiotic, there is no comparison between the things you are comparing.
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    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

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    Where's your spirit to energize the base through some entertainment, why so serious.

    But if you were looking for a serious debate, in your smart view, which is most important issue to you (assuming you're GOP base) today:

    State Rights on DOMA or State rights on Straws ?

    Why no threads are started on GOP's #1 issue of 2004-08, Gay Marriage, any more.

    I'm suggesting 10 years from now GOP won't be objecting to plastic straw bans and probably would be cheerleading it.. not that I support it. Have not seen any indication that straws can be used to make bump stocks.

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    Many of you probably live in places where they've banned plastic bags in supermarkets. The big supermarket chain in my area now wants to charge 5 cents for a paper bag.

    It wasn't too long ago when there weren't plastic bags. But every grocery store had bags, and they were made of paper, and guess what, they were free. The free paper bag of maybe 30+ years ago and decades before that has become a 5 cent paper bag of today. Why is this?

    Another question is, has anyone noticed that the packaging in every single item you buy has at least one layer of plastic in it? So much plastic in all that packaging. But it doesn't irritate or annoy the average person very much to change the laws regarding packaging, so why bother? Best I guess to outlaw a free method of carrying all those items full of plastic, because that free method contained a bit of plastic. People also find uses for those plastic bags.

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    Everything is bad, Paper bags , plastic bags, humans are bad, that is the message,
    they are sending us, CONTROL every aspect of business, recreation , entertainment,
    education, travel, personal vehicles.
    Oh yea, and now, sawdust causes Cancer (Ca).

    All Bad and in need of State Control, taxes, fines, imprisonment.


    As I was saying earlier;

    If you make everything illegal, then legalize it, (hence regulate it), you can tax it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by parocks View Post
    Many of you probably live in places where they've banned plastic bags in supermarkets. The big supermarket chain in my area now wants to charge 5 cents for a paper bag.

    It wasn't too long ago when there weren't plastic bags. But every grocery store had bags, and they were made of paper, and guess what, they were free. The free paper bag of maybe 30+ years ago and decades before that has become a 5 cent paper bag of today. Why is this?

    Another question is, has anyone noticed that the packaging in every single item you buy has at least one layer of plastic in it? So much plastic in all that packaging. But it doesn't irritate or annoy the average person very much to change the laws regarding packaging, so why bother? Best I guess to outlaw a free method of carrying all those items full of plastic, because that free method contained a bit of plastic. People also find uses for those plastic bags.
    Today's plastic bags disintegrate after a couple years, depending on environment,
    so they really aren't an issue IMV, I have typically saved them and used them for
    trash bags, kitty liter disposal etc....

    I started using the Walmart Reusable bags , thought I'd give them a try.
    Turns out for me they are more convenient for me, but I don't expect anyone
    else to use them unless they like the idea.

    The most important issue for me , is making sure I never 'EVER' go through the
    job killing 'self checkout' kiosks, not going to happen.

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    I love the self-checkout kiosks since they're usually open and don't vote for $15 per hour minimum wage. I also use the plastic bags to suffocate dolphins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stratovarious View Post
    The most important issue for me , is making sure I never 'EVER' go through the
    job killing 'self checkout' kiosks, not going to happen.
    Thank you! Same here... And where's my compensation for doing their job then? When they hit me up I always ask them if I get 10% off for my labor, of course not. This is slow "conditioning" so that they can have their cake and eat it too. If we accept it soon it will be nothing but self checkout, ever try to do this with a full cart? You have to go to the front of the store and get an empty cart to fill as you scan from the full one. I will leave a full cart and walk out and go to another store before I do this silliness. It's a bad trend for many reasons and I would like to see more voice against it.

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    Going the way of California I see.
    "Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration is minding my own business."

    Calvin Coolidge

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    They came for the straws. Next they'll go after the spoons and forks forcing us to eat everything with our hands.
    "Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration is minding my own business."

    Calvin Coolidge

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Globalist View Post
    They came for the straws. Next they'll go after the spoons and forks forcing us to eat everything with our hands.
    They came for bump stocks, then for straws, then for rubber bands,then for due process... then they came for kitchenware, then they came for soda machines made in occupied/oppressed territories...
    Adjusted, this could be an endless list.



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    Quote Originally Posted by enhanced_deficit View Post
    Adjusted, this could be an endless list.
    Yes eventually they will come for everything and the only things we'll have left are the clothes on our backs. Then again they'll come after those too.
    "Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration is minding my own business."

    Calvin Coolidge

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Globalist View Post
    They came for the straws. Next they'll go after the spoons and forks forcing us to eat everything with our hands.
    I do it now when home alone so I will be in practice .
    Do something Danke

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    Quote Originally Posted by oyarde View Post
    I do it now when home alone so I will be in practice .
    How do you manage it with soup?
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    I love mankindÖitís people I canít stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    How do you manage it with soup?
    I just put it in a beer mug and drink it while watching football .
    Do something Danke

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    I'm not killing sea turtles with my plastic straws. I didn't throw my garbage into the ocean. GTFO.
    A savage barbaric tribal society where thugs parade the streets and illegally assault and murder innocent civilians, yeah that is the alternative to having police. Oh wait, that is the police

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    - Edward R. Murrow

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    I am not even sure oregon deserves to have restaurants . They should all be shut down until after the next state legislature can decide .
    Do something Danke

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warrior_of_Freedom View Post
    I'm not killing sea turtles with my plastic straws. I didn't throw my garbage into the ocean. GTFO.
    yeah, isn't it strange that we never hear how 90% of the plastic in the oceans comes from Asia and Africa?
    By analyzing the waste found in the rivers and surrounding landscape, researchers were able to estimate that just 10 river systems carry 90% of the plastic that ends up in the ocean.
    Eight of them are in Asia: the Yangtze; Indus; Yellow; Hai He; Ganges; Pearl; Amur; Mekong; and two in Africa – the Nile and the Niger.
    https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/...ust-10-rivers/

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    Quote Originally Posted by specsaregood View Post
    yeah, isn't it strange that we never hear how 90% of the plastic in the oceans comes from Asia and Africa?

    https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/...ust-10-rivers/
    Same with depopulation facists, North America has less than 8% of the global population
    A savage barbaric tribal society where thugs parade the streets and illegally assault and murder innocent civilians, yeah that is the alternative to having police. Oh wait, that is the police

    We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.
    - Edward R. Murrow

    ...I think we have moral obligations to disobey unjust laws, because non-cooperation with evil is as much as a moral obligation as cooperation with good. - MLK Jr.

    How to trigger a liberal: "I didn't get vaccinated."



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    Quote Originally Posted by oyarde View Post
    I am not even sure oregon deserves to have restaurants . They should all be shut down until after the next state legislature can decide .
    Tha sounds bit extreme.. but I dunno.


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