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MEMO TO MEGYN KELLY - USING PLASTIC BAGS IS SO YESTERDAY!
http://saynotoplastic.wordpress.com/2009/03/20/memo-to-megyn-kelly-using-plastic-bags-is-so-yesterday/ ^ | 03/20/2009

Posted on 03/20/2009 11:07:25 AM PDT by sportsone234

Megyn, a few weeks ago I heard you talking on America’s Newsroom when you voiced genuine surprise that people are choosing to use reusable clothe bags over plastic bags when shopping. My guess is, that if you knew the consequences of our “use a plastic bag for 10 minutes & then throw it away” mentality that you’d be at the head of line encouraging people to dump the plastic bags and begin using alternatives. It is clear that you are smart & savvy enough to know using plastic bags is so yesterday!

[...]To see the consequences of what this means please view these two videos. One was produced by VBS TV and the other is from a Nightline segment. Both videos tell a compelling story.

(Excerpt) Read more at saynotoplastic.wordpress.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Miscellaneous; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: megynkelly; plasticbags

1 posted on 03/20/2009 11:07:25 AM PDT by sportsone234
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To: sportsone234

I don’t know anything about that. I’m just here for the pictures! :)


2 posted on 03/20/2009 11:08:51 AM PDT by Batman11 ("Big ears isn't my President!")
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To: sportsone234

I like my plastic bags, stuff won’t leak through them as they would with paper or cloth. Yes, I do recycle or reuse my plastic bags.


3 posted on 03/20/2009 11:08:54 AM PDT by psjones (u)
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To: sportsone234

I use my plastic bags to line my wastebaskets.


4 posted on 03/20/2009 11:09:28 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: sportsone234

the doctrine of original sin promoted by secular, marxist environmenalists.


5 posted on 03/20/2009 11:10:18 AM PDT by ken21 (the only thing we have to fear is fdr deja vu.)
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To: sarasota

Me too. I like my plastic bags, and walking by the tree hugging hippies with a cart full of them. From my cold dead hands!


6 posted on 03/20/2009 11:10:41 AM PDT by GnL
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To: sportsone234

Oh puhleese, just leave Megyn alone before she kicks your butts.


7 posted on 03/20/2009 11:10:45 AM PDT by dforest
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To: psjones

The same people whining about plastic bags turn around and line their garbage cans with plastic bags....I recycle and reuse mine for many uses around the house.


8 posted on 03/20/2009 11:10:57 AM PDT by ThisLittleLightofMine
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To: psjones

You should leave a comment at yonder blog.


9 posted on 03/20/2009 11:11:07 AM PDT by kc8ukw
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To: sportsone234

This thread is useless without pictures

Pictures of Kelly that is - not plastic bags


10 posted on 03/20/2009 11:11:14 AM PDT by slumber1
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To: sportsone234
Newbie!!! There are RULES!!!!!


11 posted on 03/20/2009 11:11:41 AM PDT by avacado
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To: Batman11
I don’t know anything about that. I’m just here for the pictures! :)

Your comment made it worth the click for this post! LOL!

12 posted on 03/20/2009 11:12:16 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Just being a "U.S. citizen" does not make one an American.)
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To: sportsone234

We wouldn’t have plastic bags at our grocery stores were it not for the efforts of these pin heads in the past trying to save the earth by eliminating paper bags.....

Unintended Consequences....


13 posted on 03/20/2009 11:12:52 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Fight Crime. Shoot Back.)
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To: Batman11
Hey, you wanted pictures?


14 posted on 03/20/2009 11:14:05 AM PDT by McGruff (Watch Obama throw Geithner under da bus)
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To: sportsone234

When I first read the title, I was thinking :”Sanyo plastics? They make tv’s and plastic too? That’s kind of cool.”


15 posted on 03/20/2009 11:15:35 AM PDT by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: sarasota

Same here. And to scoop the kitty’s presents into.


16 posted on 03/20/2009 11:16:11 AM PDT by bgill
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To: psjones

plastic bags are great I reuse them for all kinds of things picking up dog waste, as trash bags for wastebaskets, for bag luches and for the used cat litter, I would rather a plastic bag from recyled plastic than a paper or cloth bag, plus the ‘fact’ that plastic bags are evil is pure BS

http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/hoax/forums/viewthread/7438/

Evil plastic bags. Take it from the Environmental Protection Agency : paper bags are not better for the environment than plastic bags. If anything, the evidence from life-cycle analyses favors plastic bags. They require much less energy — and greenhouse emissions — to manufacture, ship and recycle. They generate less air and water pollution. And they take up much less space in landfills.


17 posted on 03/20/2009 11:16:18 AM PDT by edzo4 (NoBama 2012)
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To: Batman11

18 posted on 03/20/2009 11:19:49 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: Moonman62

That’s what I’m talkin about! Thanks!


19 posted on 03/20/2009 11:21:47 AM PDT by Batman11 ("Big ears isn't my President!")
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To: sportsone234
Megyn Kelly Pictures, Images and Photos
20 posted on 03/20/2009 11:21:51 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: sportsone234
Leave the landfills alone!


21 posted on 03/20/2009 11:24:58 AM PDT by 50mm (My respect for zero has reached zero)
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To: Moonman62
Paper or Plastic.....Banderis or Kelly.....
Decisions.....Decisions......
I do like the plastic bags at the stores by the way.
22 posted on 03/20/2009 11:25:25 AM PDT by FlashBack ('0'bama: "Katrina on a Global Level")
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To: sportsone234

Megyn can use whatever she wants.


23 posted on 03/20/2009 11:26:17 AM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: sportsone234

Whenever I see articles like this I go buy some veal and ask for it to be put in a plastic bag with a paper bag inside it, then double plastic bags to make it stronger.


24 posted on 03/20/2009 11:28:54 AM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag Fire.)
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To: avacado

25 posted on 03/20/2009 11:29:17 AM PDT by 50mm (My respect for zero has reached zero)
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To: sportsone234
Not where I live. My local HEB grocery stores often don't even have paper bags. One very serious problem with plastic bags is that they are not biodegradable the way paper bags are. If they are not thrown away responsibly, they accumulate in the environment. Platic bags are a very serious threat to cotton farmers in my region. All it takes is one carelessly discarded plastic bag to ruin an entire bale of cotton. I'm not talking about an old fashioned rectangular bale. I'm talking about large that can only be handled by specialized equipment.


26 posted on 03/20/2009 11:30:31 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: sarasota
I use my plastic bags to line my wastebaskets.

I use mine to dispose of my filled Litter Maid cat waste receptacles, creating a mixed waste with my other trash. QUICK, TAKE ME TO THE REEEDUCATION CAMP BEFORE I SIN AGAIN!!

27 posted on 03/20/2009 11:30:47 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: sportsone234
I quadruple bag all my groceries in plastic bags, just to pi$$ certain people off.
28 posted on 03/20/2009 11:34:21 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (Barter Now! (Starve our socialist government))
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To: Paleo Conservative
One very serious problem with plastic bags is that they are not biodegradable the way paper bags are.

I have read somewhere that putting 2% sugar in the production of plastic bags will nake them biodrgradable.

29 posted on 03/20/2009 11:36:48 AM PDT by Digger (If RINO is your selection, then failure is your election)
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To: edzo4
Take it from the Environmental Protection Agency : paper bags are not better for the environment than plastic bags. If anything, the evidence from life-cycle analyses favors plastic bags. They require much less energy — and greenhouse emissions — to manufacture, ship and recycle. They generate less air and water pollution. And they take up much less space in landfills.

You forgot the biggie.....It's a lot easier to carry cockroaches home from the grocery store in paper bags. The roaches prefer paper.

30 posted on 03/20/2009 11:36:55 AM PDT by Retired COB (Still mad about Campaign Finance Reform)
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To: Niteranger68

Plastic grocery bags make excellent little “UFO’s”. All you need is one of those tea light candles and some string, light the thing, and it floats around for a while, giving the appearance of a UFO, and when it lands, the candle burns it up, no more bag.


31 posted on 03/20/2009 11:41:08 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (Want to make a conservative angry? Lie to him. Want to make a liberal angry? Tell him the truth)
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To: sportsone234
I remember in the mid 80's when there was a massive PR campaign to get people to pick plastic over paper to save trees. Now they want us to ditch plastic.

When Asked paper or plastic at the grocery store I say, Plastic, then put that in paper.

32 posted on 03/20/2009 11:48:16 AM PDT by Phantom Lord (Fall on to your knees for the Phantom Lord)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Thank you. For a minute I thought I was having another senior moment. No one wanted plastic bags, plastic milk jugs, plastic garbage sacks, OR aluminum cans for soda and beer. The nut cases that were in Washington at that time (just like the global warming nut cases today) forced this crap on us.

Milk, soft drinks, beer taste a thousand times better from glass bottles (which we faithfully returned to the store for the return of a deposit). My whole childhood revolved around putting the bottles in the crates in the garage once a week (not that we drank too much soda [it was dear]).

We used cloth napkins, fingertip towels, and rags instead of paper towels, napkins or disposable cleaning products.

Groceries were in paper bags and if you had a really heavy load or wanted to keep something cold or hot you got “double bagged”. You should see the looks I get from the people at the Shop n’ Save when I ask for paper and double bag a rotisserie chicken to keep it warm or to keep ice cream from melting. You’d think I was from Mars.

All the changes forced on us by the same fruitcakes that are shoving all this “green” crap down our throats and all the misery in the financial markets to boot. Rookies. Just ignorant rookies.


33 posted on 03/20/2009 11:52:48 AM PDT by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: libstripper

LOL!


34 posted on 03/20/2009 12:01:20 PM PDT by sarasota
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To: Constitutions Grandchild

It’s all a diversion to reduce the pain they’re inflicting.


35 posted on 03/20/2009 12:10:33 PM PDT by Lady Jag (WHERE'S MY BAILOUT!!!!!)
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To: sportsone234

Reusable bags are a fad. Environmentalism is a fad.


36 posted on 03/20/2009 12:15:08 PM PDT by gridlock (People are finally waking up to the fact that Obama's basic problem is that he is an a$$hole.)
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To: avacado

Now people THAT’s what real boobs look like, not half cantaloupes on a bony chest.


37 posted on 03/20/2009 12:17:47 PM PDT by CholeraJoe (I'm not exceptionally intelligent, I'm just old. Y'know like Yoda.)
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To: sportsone234

About a year ago, I was visiting my oldest son and his very-liberal girlfriend in Pittsburgh. He and I walked to the local supermarket to get some items to grill for the game, including some large mushrooms for the girlfriend (vegetarian, of course).

Anyway, my son didn’t want to put it in the available plastic bags ... he decided to carry the mushrooms back to their apartment in his hands. Of course, I would have none of that - grabbed a small plastic bag and placed the mushrooms in it.

On the way back to the apartment, we had this exchange:

Me: “You have something against plastic bags?”

Son: “Yes, they’re bad for the environment. They come from oil.”

Me: “How much oil do you think it takes to make a plastic bag like this one?”

Son: “I don’t know.”

Me: “Let me give you a hint. It’s the same weight both before and after. You could measure the amount of hydrocarbons needed to make this bag in ‘drops of oil’.”


38 posted on 03/20/2009 12:24:14 PM PDT by cheee (Vegetarian: Old Indian word for 'bad hunter'...)
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To: gridlock

Waste Management does not recyle in our rural county. Hallelujah, not stinky, fly attracting recycling bins. I do use reusable cloth bags and large kool-bags since it is a 45-60 minute trip from the market to our house. The bags are easier to carry into the house from the truck, and easier to unload in the pantry. One of the best things about our new house is the large pantry (8X6 feet).


39 posted on 03/20/2009 12:40:50 PM PDT by Irish Queen (Old time teacher 1968-2000)
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To: Irish Queen

I would never insist that you use any other bag than your choice. I would hope for the same consideration.


40 posted on 03/20/2009 12:42:57 PM PDT by gridlock (People are finally waking up to the fact that Obama's basic problem is that he is an a$$hole.)
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To: Travis T. OJustice
Nice! When I was young, we would make newspaper balloons by taking a full sheet of newspaper and twisting all four corners together so it formed a ball...of sorts. We would then light the twisted part and after it had almost burned up, the thing would rise up 20-40 feet in the air.

Example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uN6QrF8UYA

41 posted on 03/20/2009 6:29:17 PM PDT by Niteranger68 (Barter Now! (Starve our socialist government))
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