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New York City Mayor Bloomberg to announce he wants to ban Styrofoam
Fox News ^ | February 14, 2013

Posted on 02/14/2013 6:32:46 AM PST by Pinkbell

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has fought against smoking, big sugary drinks and salty food during his tenure, is setting his sights on a new foe: Styrofoam.

Bloomberg plans to use part of his Thursday State of the City address to push for a ban on Styrofoam food packaging. He also will call for initiatives that would increase the number of parking spaces for electric cars and begin recycling more plastics and food waste

"One product that is virtually impossible to recycle and never bio-degrades is Styrofoam ... something that we know is environmentally destructive and that may be hazardous to our health, that is costing taxpayers money and that we can easily do without, and is something that should go the way of lead paint," Bloomberg will say, according to excerpts of the speech obtained by The Associated Press.

He said his administration would work with the City Council to ban Styrofoam food packaging from stores and restaurants.

"We can live without it," he said. "We may live longer without it. And the doggie bag will survive just fine."

Polystyrene foam, sometimes sold under the brand name Styrofoam, makes lightweight, heat-retaining containers, but environmentalists aren't fans because of how long it takes to break down in trash.

Some communities around the country have barred eateries from using to-go containers made of it. A proposal has stalled in the City Council in recent years.

Steve Russell, vice president of the American Chemistry Council, a trade group, said recycling polystyrene was something to look at instead of a ban.

"The technology exists to recycle polystyrene foam foodservice right now," he said, pointing to efforts in California.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: banbloomberg; bloomberg; bloominidiotberg; bullystate; chemicals; envirowhackos; globalwarming; moronwithmegaphone; nyc; polystyrene; styrofoam; styromfoam
Doomberg at it again. I honestly wonder how much objection there will be. I saw a daytime talk show talking about the soda ban, and I'd say there was definitely support for it amongst the audience based on the applause for the person arguing for the soda ban. Although, there were people who clapped for the person arguing against the soda ban. I can just see the lefties supporting this for the environment.

Bloomberg also said that the city would install curbside electric vehicle chargers that would let drivers recharge in 30 minutes and that his administration would work with the City Council to change the city's building code so that up to 20 percent of new public parking spaces are wired for electric cars, with the goal of creating 10,000 spaces for electric cars over the next seven years.

Are there really that many people driving electric cars? If not now, will there be?

1 posted on 02/14/2013 6:32:56 AM PST by Pinkbell
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To: Pinkbell

Yea and I read the other day to park in NYC is 6 bucks.
They make it sound like it’s for free but!


2 posted on 02/14/2013 6:37:47 AM PST by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: Pinkbell

When is he going to have his offical coronation?


3 posted on 02/14/2013 6:38:07 AM PST by tbpiper
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To: Pinkbell

Who is crazy enough to savor hot coffee in a Styrofoam cup? You have to be brain dead or maybe this how you got this way. Doing it every day.


4 posted on 02/14/2013 6:41:28 AM PST by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing --- Joe Pine)
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To: Pinkbell

Will New Yorkers ever ban Bloomberg?


5 posted on 02/14/2013 6:45:51 AM PST by cblue55 (The original point and click interface was a Smith and Wesson.)
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To: Pinkbell

Is there any way to ban short, egomaniacal Napoleonic-complex-ridden dictators from holding political office?


6 posted on 02/14/2013 6:45:55 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Truth/Lies; Liberty/Tyranny--WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE??)
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To: Pinkbell

The man is insane with his power. Until he is out of power, his edicts will continue to erode NY’s freedoms for no other reason than his personal whim/belief system.


7 posted on 02/14/2013 6:46:23 AM PST by Girlene
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To: Pinkbell

Another decree from the despot in the despotic state of New York city. Styrofoam and everything else is banned except bicycle riding which he promotes relentlessly despite more and more people being killed every day riding them. “Yes boys and girls, trans-fats, smoking, styrofoam, donating food to the homeless, the constitution is all evil evil evil, but riding a bike around speeding multi-ton hunks of metal like taxis and trucks is cool cool cool.


8 posted on 02/14/2013 6:46:32 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Pinkbell
Can we send him to Cuba or Venezuela ?

What the heck they will be looking for a Leader Dictator soon, let's just let him have a whole country.....

9 posted on 02/14/2013 6:46:48 AM PST by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: Pinkbell

Ban it? NO! Reformulate it so it breaks down in a few years? Yes. Use as little as possible until then? Yes. But by choice, not by government fiat.


10 posted on 02/14/2013 6:49:02 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: cblue55
Will New Yorkers ever ban Bloomberg?

They allow it. They deserve it. Enjoy.

11 posted on 02/14/2013 6:50:23 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Pinkbell

When I saw the headline my first impulse was to check if this was satire....

wow.


12 posted on 02/14/2013 6:50:48 AM PST by Marie ("The last time Democrats gloated this hard after a health care victory, they lost 60 House seats.")
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To: Pinkbell

Ban it? NO! Reformulate it so it breaks down in a few years? Yes. Use as little as possible until then? Yes. But by choice, not by government fiat.

There are viable cellulose substitutes almost as good that are environmentally safe. Improve and use them.


13 posted on 02/14/2013 6:51:23 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Pinkbell

A whole platoon of psychiatrists could spend the rest of their lives analyzing this guy’s control fetish.


14 posted on 02/14/2013 6:53:28 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Pinkbell
Grind it up and sell it as an ammendment for heavy soils. It takes hundreds of years for it to break down in the environment, true, but the flip side of that is that it is nearly chemically inert.
15 posted on 02/14/2013 7:05:24 AM PST by Jack of all Trades (Hold your face to the light, even though for the moment you do not see.)
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To: Conserev1

$25 per hour, 50+- per day.


16 posted on 02/14/2013 7:06:00 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: Pinkbell

I like to do opposition research by reading The N.Y. Crimes ;) The amusing part would be the reader comment, below the articles. For their take on this news, not only did 80% agree with the ban, a large number praised Doomberg as some type of deity. There really are two Americas.


17 posted on 02/14/2013 7:07:32 AM PST by jttpwalsh
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To: Pinkbell
I don't drink soda (or any sugar drinks or fruit juice), I don't smoke, I don't use transfats, I don't buy styrofoam products, I wear a seat belt and I avoid GM foods as much as I can. But I don't want the government to make these choices for me.

These are MY choices. The pro-abortion crowd is actually ANTI-CHOICE. Liberals are only pro-choice when they choose to murder babies.

18 posted on 02/14/2013 7:07:42 AM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Pinkbell

Just another thing this guy is an expert on.

I remember conservatives were excited when a “republican” was elected mayor of New York.


19 posted on 02/14/2013 7:12:08 AM PST by Terry Mross (How long before America is gone?)
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To: Pinkbell

If styrofoam never degrades, it is a form of carbon sequestration. You should get tradable carbon credits for producing it.


20 posted on 02/14/2013 7:14:53 AM PST by Redmen4ever
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To: Pinkbell

What amazes me is how some people absolutely love having a Nanny at the helm, guiding their every step in life. Is Doomberg’s next step to ban private real estate and demand New Yorkers move into apartment dwellings?

Bloomberg, Emanuel, et al continually remind me why I despise big cities.


21 posted on 02/14/2013 7:16:10 AM PST by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: Pinkbell

http://www.foamfacts.com/


22 posted on 02/14/2013 7:16:59 AM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Pinkbell

“Bloomberg also said that the city would install curbside electric vehicle chargers that would let drivers recharge in 30 minutes and that his administration would work with the City Council to change the city’s building code so that up to 20 percent of new public parking spaces are wired for electric cars, with the goal of creating 10,000 spaces for electric cars over the next seven years. “

Excellent. Spend more millions of dollars on something totally useless.


23 posted on 02/14/2013 7:27:35 AM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: dennisw

Styrofoam holds the heat. Once you buy your coffee at a bodega or sidewalk cart, you then have to schlep 2 or 3 blocks to your place of work, wait for crowded elevators, walk down a corridor before you get to your desk. Styrofoam helps.

Personally, I’d like to see the return of the iconic blue Greek coffee shop cup - a symbol of NYC.

Does anybody else have a problem with the new Metrocard? Mine is green and black. I thought the yellow and blue was fabulous!


24 posted on 02/14/2013 7:28:28 AM PST by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Have you heard that there is rumbling among the upcoming candidates that they will get rid of the bike lanes? Not creepy Quinn, of course, but others.


25 posted on 02/14/2013 7:31:47 AM PST by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Jack of all Trades
Seriously! I don't even understand the problem here. The really good potting soil I buy has styrofoam pellets in it. I pay MORE for it!
26 posted on 02/14/2013 7:39:31 AM PST by Casie (Chuck Norris 2016)
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To: Pinkbell

Go, Bloomberg!

I encourage this petty tyrant to keep pushing and pushing.

I love it when fascists go hog-wild and let everyone see them with their pants down. It’s long past time that New Yorkers - the most segregated city in the United States - feel the pain of liberalism in its most “perfect” implementation.

I can’t wait to see what he bans next. I’m literally sitting on f%^&ing needles just waitin’ for it.


27 posted on 02/14/2013 7:50:51 AM PST by Noamie
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To: Pinkbell

outside of the effete air of NYC and the Hamptons, Bloomberg could not exist.

We should just call him “Ozzymandius”. Look upon his ego and tremble.


28 posted on 02/14/2013 7:59:57 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Pinkbell

Bloomberg IS the definition of mental illness.
The man doesn’t have the common sense God gave a goat.

By the way, expanded polystyrene foam was invented as a strategic material.


29 posted on 02/14/2013 8:07:57 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Guns should not be illegal; they should be undocumented.)
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To: Pinkbell

Next on the Bloomberg Petty Tyrant 2-Bit Ugandan Dictator Hit List:

1) Ban all forms of caffiene.
2) Ban wasteful toilet paper.
3) Ban metal.
4) Mandate a daily 10-minute worship of Bloomberg.

This guy is a complete a&&hole. When he dies, I will celebrate his death.


30 posted on 02/14/2013 8:09:46 AM PST by Lazamataz (Republicans have the same policies as the Democrats, except for the part where they win elections.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

As long as they think Bloomberg is keeping down crime, New Yorkers will approve of his administration. He can go off on all the liberal tangents he likes, and it won’t matter to New Yorkers.


31 posted on 02/14/2013 8:38:05 AM PST by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: Pinkbell

I’d refer da mayor to George Carlin’s Earth Day routine available on YouTube.


32 posted on 02/14/2013 8:42:19 AM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: miss marmelstein

Oh God I hope so! Whoever promises that I will vote for them in two seconds. I know a lot of guys who are going through absolute hell because of those freakin’ things, trying to make deliveries and they have to haul over those stupid things not to mention it makes traffic a billion times worse because now they have to triple park, park almost in the middle of the street.

What happened is he put that absolute ditz Janette Sadik-Khan in charge of all that and the woman has absolutely no idea what the hell she is doing, and Mike Putzberg just will not fire her. She has a law degree and a degree in political science and rides a bike, she doesn’t even drive! But to Schmuckberg that is perfect qualifications to run transportation in the entire city. When Alan Dershowitz sister got killed riding a bike I thought that would be the end of it, he would sue the hell out the city, but nooo, it still goes on.


33 posted on 02/14/2013 9:05:48 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Pinkbell

People in New York City do not drive cars in general.

I would wager there are more privately registered vehicles in Washoe County, in N Nevada than in all of NYC—NOT COUNTING CABS & LIMOS!!!! I am only comparing person cars!!!


34 posted on 02/14/2013 9:34:49 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: Pinkbell

The world will be a better place when this tyrant, POS Bloomberg is six feet under.


35 posted on 02/14/2013 10:07:31 AM PST by ohioman
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Next we have to get rid of that stupid, tourist pedestrian walkway in Times Square. It upsets traffic, destroys the ability to get a cab after a show and has become a dirty haven for goofy tourists and the naked cowboy. Yuck!


36 posted on 02/14/2013 11:17:48 AM PST by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Pinkbell

bloomberg may actually be the only american politician with an even bigger dictator-like mindset than obama, its every close, mind you, but I think bloomberg has the edge.


37 posted on 02/14/2013 11:57:41 AM PST by Cubs Fan (If the republican party wants to be the democrat lite party then they don't need my vote)
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To: miss marmelstein

Sure but who wants to drink coffee that has styrofoam
disoslved in it? Or a Styrofoam derivitive


38 posted on 02/14/2013 3:45:25 PM PST by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing --- Joe Pine)
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To: dennisw

If it’s drunk fairly quickly, you get no taste of styrofoam. It’s none of Bloomberg’s business even if it causes instantaneous cancer.


39 posted on 02/14/2013 3:51:11 PM PST by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Pinkbell; Eric Blair 2084; Lazamataz; SheLion; Gabz; Hank Kerchief; 383rr; libertarian27; ...

Bloomberg wants to overtax the power grid in the names of cars that will stop working in a prolonged power outage. What an vile, statist moron he is.

As for the styrofoam, he can come down here to my town and have it after he pries it from my cold, dead hands.

Nanny State PING!


40 posted on 02/14/2013 8:26:07 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Happy New Year!)
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To: Pinkbell; Eric Blair 2084; Lazamataz; SheLion; Gabz; Hank Kerchief; 383rr; libertarian27; ...

Bloomberg wants to overtax the power grid in the names of cars that will stop working in a prolonged power outage. What an vile, statist moron he is.

As for the styrofoam, he can come down here to my town and have it after he pries it from my cold, dead hands.

Nanny State PING!


41 posted on 02/14/2013 8:26:57 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Happy New Year!)
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To: Pinkbell

Will Michael Bloomberg do any sting operations on out-of-state styrofoam sellers, the way he did with firearms merchants?


42 posted on 02/14/2013 8:29:13 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Happy New Year!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thanks for the ping!


43 posted on 02/14/2013 8:37:40 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Pinkbell

“One product that is virtually impossible to recycle and never bio-degrades is Styrofoam ...”

Demegagues always use these extreme platitudes, it is the face of tyranny. The seals just bark and clap.


44 posted on 02/15/2013 5:02:38 AM PST by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: CSM

We can just call Emperor Bloomberg what he is here. He is not a liberal or conservative. He is not a D or an R.

Emperor Bloomberg is a freelance tyrant. He got the smokers.

Tyrants need to be beaten. The NRA is doing a good job. The styrofoam lobbyists on K Street have to do their job. Unfortunately that’s the way it works.


45 posted on 02/17/2013 6:49:47 PM PST by Eric Blair 2084 (I don't always drink beer, but when I do, I prefer to drink a bunch of them. Stay thirsty my FRiends)
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