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New York City's Imperial Mayor Bloomberg Bans Again (Styrofoam!)
Investors Business Daily ^ | 1/14/2013 | IBD editorials

Posted on 02/15/2013 4:54:19 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas

Autocracy: Still pulsing with the power from outlawing big servings of sweet drinks, Michael Bloomberg now wants to run Styrofoam out of his city. Clearly, he believes that everyone has to live exactly as he wants them to live.

During Thursday's State of the City address, New York Mayor Bloomberg called for a ban on Styrofoam food packaging.

It's all a part of his crusade to eliminate smoking, sugary drinks, salt and other items he doesn't like — and, hence, thinks no one else should have.

So what comes next, Mr. Mayor? What's the target after Styrofoam? Beef? Eggs? Cheese? Or maybe a limit on toilet paper purchases? Or an outright ban on paper towels? Because paper products do have an environmental impact, don't they? Paper is the most common product found in landfills, making up 28.5% of volume.

Bloomberg is going after polystyrene because, he said, it "is virtually impossible to recycle and never bio-degrades." It is "something that we know is environmentally destructive," he said, and "is something we can do without."

"We will work," he promised, " to adopt a law banning Styrofoam food packaging from our stores and restaurants."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: bans; bloomberg; bluezones; idiot; nannystate; nyc; styrofoam
"It's something we can do without."

Get used to doing without, New Yorkers. You deserve it.

I can say this, 'cause I'm from Massachusetts.

1 posted on 02/15/2013 4:54:29 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
Only the mayor can save those poor pathetic New Yorkers from themselves. Because he knows better.


2 posted on 02/15/2013 4:58:44 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

New Yorkers have reelected him twice. Like with the foolish people who reelected Obama, only to find their own taxes going up, they brought this on themselves. The only tragedy is that they also brought this down on innocent people who knew better.


3 posted on 02/15/2013 5:05:22 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

This is the “natural” chain of events in any major city. As time goes on, a city like New York becomes a place where more and more people live, and yet less and less really productive work ever gets done. At the end of the day, everything is a “burden” of some sort because you’ve got 8 million people living in a confined geographic area who are absolutely incapable of fending for themselves and end up living like domesticated animals.


4 posted on 02/15/2013 5:10:34 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

3 times. They voted for him 3 times.


5 posted on 02/15/2013 5:10:34 AM PST by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

The once tough and unflappable New Yorker has learned to be happily and docilely led around by the nose. There’s a lesson here about government.


6 posted on 02/15/2013 5:15:46 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
my pre-written response to all things Bloomberg:

Bloomers is a Crony-capitalist, nebbish, poor little rich boy, self hating jew, tiny buttwipe of a man...the only reason he is probably not a fag (the jury is still out) is that he has the greatest aphrodisiac of all time, billions of dollars....he decries the 2nd amendment, but whines about how the enemy’s first amendment rights to worship are being usurped....even though Islam is NOT a religion but a murder cult.....and dont get me started on salt, transfats, cigarettes and sugar

© Vaquero 2013

7 posted on 02/15/2013 5:30:57 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
Has he ever considered giving the city a wash or is he only interested in banning bizarre things? The whole damn thing needs to be power washed.
8 posted on 02/15/2013 5:33:39 AM PST by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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To: muir_redwoods

I’m really beginning to believe democratic form of government can never work. They just can’t. Deep down, people want a king to lead them around and absolve them of personal responsibility. It’s what happened to the Israelites in the Bible.


9 posted on 02/15/2013 5:37:35 AM PST by Clock King
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To: miss marmelstein
3 times. They voted for him 3 times.

well...the ones who voted did.

or they voted for a WORSE democrat, or threw away their vote by making a 3rd party choice or write in.(which, if I still lived in the wormy apple, I would have done).

it is lose, lose no matter how you look at it and the only fix is to take over the republican party in NYC and put up a conservative candidate...who will be voted down for whatever democrat, that those clowns put up.

10 posted on 02/15/2013 5:39:26 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Next he’ll ban dihydrogen monoxide.


11 posted on 02/15/2013 5:40:45 AM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Clock King
They just can’t. Deep down, people want a king to lead them around and absolve them of personal responsibility. It’s what happened to the Israelites in the Bible.

In the history of the world, representative government, based on the natural law, is extremely rare.

12 posted on 02/15/2013 5:44:03 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

Don’t give him any ideas.


13 posted on 02/15/2013 5:48:53 AM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

I guess there’s no crime in NY and this is why he has so much time to spend on this kind of stupid legislation! < /sarc >


14 posted on 02/15/2013 5:49:57 AM PST by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: Vaquero

Well, as we know, they put up no resistance to the “usurper.” A complete disgrace as bad as slavering for Hillary Clinton to move to NY and run for senator.


15 posted on 02/15/2013 5:50:25 AM PST by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas; All
According to Neil Young, "We got styrofoam boxes for the Ozone Layer".

Keep On Rockin' In The Free World, Bloomberg.

(How odd is it that things have "progressed" so much from the warnings of a song released in 1989).

16 posted on 02/15/2013 5:53:44 AM PST by Rodamala
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To: miss marmelstein
3 times. They voted for him 3 times.

Yes. The third time was after he got the term limit law changed to allow him a third term. Will he do it again so he can run again this year?

17 posted on 02/15/2013 5:58:36 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Vision

Agreed. NYC is one of the nastiest cities I’ve ever visited.


18 posted on 02/15/2013 5:58:50 AM PST by animal172 (The weak and uninformed will inherit the Earth.......and they have.)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

“Next he’ll ban dihydrogen monoxide.”

Now that is one scary name... Absolutely must be banned...


19 posted on 02/15/2013 6:00:21 AM PST by CenTex (November 6, 2012... A day that will live in infamy!!!)
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To: Clock King

A truly democratic form is probably impossible to MAKE work.
A constitutional republic would work for a people who have morals and fortitude but when the people become degenerate it devolves into a democracy. The spectacle of people who should know better referring to America as a democracy as if it was designed to be a democracy is all the explanation needed for why the country is falling apart. Try to explain to most people that the United States of America was never intended to be a democracy and they look at you as if you are an idiot.

When people are sold the idea that ANYONE who is over eighteen years of age and breathing is a qualified voter there is no way for a nation to survive. Very few of the people who SHOULD be voting want a “king to lead them around and absolve them of personal responsibility” but their votes are overcome by the votes of those who in all too many cases don’t even speak English let alone understand one thing about what they are actually voting for and by the votes of those who actually DO NOT EXIST. Vote fraud is an old and honored tradition in this country.


20 posted on 02/15/2013 6:01:44 AM PST by RipSawyer (I was born on Earth, what planet is this?)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Why doesn’t he clean out the homeless shelter formerly known as Penn Station. It’s disgraceful that commuters and tourists have to walk past able bodied homeless men and smelly, dirty bag ladies shuffling around. As soon as you walk through the main area you smell bum.


21 posted on 02/15/2013 6:07:53 AM PST by jersey117
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To: Rodamala
According to Neil Young, "We got styrofoam boxes for the Ozone Layer". Keep On Rockin' In The Free World, Bloomberg.

LOL

I like that song, but I try not to listen to the words.

22 posted on 02/15/2013 6:18:45 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: animal172
Agreed. NYC is one of the nastiest cities I’ve ever visited.

It was even worse in the seventies. Pimpmobiles and peep shows. Yeeeech. It puts "Taxi Driver" in perspective.

23 posted on 02/15/2013 6:20:50 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Alberta's Child
In the News/Activism forum, on a thread titled New York City's Imperial Mayor Bloomberg Bans Again (Styrofoam!), Alberta's Child wrote:

This is the “natural” chain of events in any major city. As time goes on, a city like New York becomes a place where more and more people live, and yet less and less really productive work ever gets done. At the end of the day, everything is a “burden” of some sort because you’ve got 8 million people soy latte-drinking hipsters in skinny jeans and Ugg boots living in a confined geographic area who are absolutely incapable of fending for themselves and end up living like domesticated animals.
Fixed.
24 posted on 02/15/2013 6:26:19 AM PST by Rodamala
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Make that 3. He changed the “rules” so he could run again.....and did so.


25 posted on 02/15/2013 6:27:16 AM PST by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Fresh Wind

Doesn’t look like it. But the damage has been done to the democratic process - which, I suppose, was what he and the City Council really wanted, anyway.


26 posted on 02/15/2013 6:28:49 AM PST by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
Polystyrene is virtually impossible to recycle and never bio-degrades." It is "something that we know is environmentally destructive," he said, and "is something we can do without."

Polystyrene burns. Oh, I forgot, there is a burning ban.

27 posted on 02/15/2013 6:54:06 AM PST by stars & stripes forever ((Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!))
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

[Polystyrene is a strong plastic created from erethylene and benzine that can be injected, extruded, or blow molded; making it a very useful and versatile manufacturing material. However, do not forget to recycle polystyrene products.

Most of us recognize polystyrene in the form of styrofoam used for beverage cups and packaging peanuts. However, polystyrene is also used as a building material, with electrical appliances (light switches and plates), and in other household items]

Just how far will the little dictator go? Will he set an example by going through all his houses and have everything that has this material stripped out? Will he have all insulation panels that keeps his houses warm taken out? How about the State Capitol, will he do the same there?


28 posted on 02/15/2013 7:22:35 AM PST by RetSignman ("...a Republic if you can keep it")
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To: miss marmelstein; NoGrayZone
3 times. They voted for him 3 times.

Well, that's what reelected twice means. Elected, reelected, and reelected again. Makes a total of three terms.

Reelected twice is actually more to the point - the first time can be put down to electing the unknown. But then reelecting the now known twice...that's just stupid.

29 posted on 02/15/2013 7:49:24 AM PST by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: miss marmelstein

“3 times. They voted for him 3 times...”

And quite possibly a fourth time, as well.

This is New York City — things are different here than they are in “America”.

Closing thought: if Bloomberg doesn’t run, look for his replacement to be even loonier!


30 posted on 02/15/2013 8:01:27 AM PST by Road Glide
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To: muir_redwoods

I was listening to some story on NPR yesterday (I know, I know, once the story got my attention I had to hear it through) about how NYC is taking down the “no honking” signs because they haven’t made any difference. One New Yorker whom they interviewed was going on about what renegades New Yorkers are and how just seeing such a sign made them more likely to honk their horns. I rolled my eyes thinking, yeah, right, you guys are such renegades, that’s why you’ve repeatedly elected a nanny who lays down the law regarding what size soft drinks you can have, your salt intake, laws in opposition to your 2A rights, etc, and you’re all out marching in the streets in protest to this nanny statism. What rugged individualists!


31 posted on 02/15/2013 8:22:57 AM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: mrsmel

Keep in mind that people driving and presumably honking in NYC are not New Yorkers. No one who lives there drives there.


32 posted on 02/15/2013 9:06:42 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: muir_redwoods

Thanks for the reminder.


33 posted on 02/15/2013 9:34:18 AM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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