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Spokane residents smuggle suds over green brands
AP ^ | 3/31/09 | ak267

Posted on 03/31/2009 8:33:16 AM PDT by ak267

SPOKANE, Wash. – The quest for squeaky-clean dishes has turned some law-abiding people in Spokane into dishwater-detergent smugglers. They are bringing Cascade or Electrasol in from out of state because the eco-friendly varieties required under Washington state law don't work as well. Spokane County became the launch pad last July for the nation's strictest ban on dishwasher detergent made with phosphates, a measure aimed at reducing water pollution. The ban will be expanded statewide in July 2010, the same time similar laws take effect in several other states.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: enviromentalism; green; oregon; spokane
Today suds, tomarrow beer (again), the cigaretts, then full-strength toilets, then black-market hospitals/clinics.

If push comes to shove, I would find it my duty to smuggle dishwasher detergent :) In Canada (and in Europe) smuggling ciggs has become a past time sport or criminal operation. Maybe the drug lords can grow tobacco instead of cocaine?

1 posted on 03/31/2009 8:33:16 AM PDT by ak267
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To: ak267

I wonder if organized crime will get involved in smuggling dish soap?? LOL


2 posted on 03/31/2009 8:36:19 AM PDT by jakerobins
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To: jakerobins

im stocking up


3 posted on 03/31/2009 8:37:31 AM PDT by dhm914
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To: jakerobins

Most probably...


4 posted on 03/31/2009 8:38:34 AM PDT by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: ak267

They passed the same regulation in Whatcom County, at the same time last year. You wouldn’t believe the number of people who stocked up on dish detergent at Costco, the week before the regulation went into effect.

I plan to switch to the dry type of detergent before this July, because I think it will have a longer shelf life. I plan to have a five year supply of dish detergent on hand.


5 posted on 03/31/2009 8:39:04 AM PDT by Eva (CHANGE- the post modern euphemism for Marxist revolution.)
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To: ak267
Today suds, tomarrow beer (again), the cigaretts, then full-strength toilets, then black-market hospitals/clinics.
I live in western NY and people have been going over to Canada to get "full strength toilets" for years now.
6 posted on 03/31/2009 8:39:34 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: jakerobins

“I wonder if organized crime will get involved in smuggling dish soap?? LOL”

You laugh. They will smuggle anything that makes them a profit.


7 posted on 03/31/2009 8:41:36 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Bow down to me. I am TOTUS.)
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To: ak267

Arrrgh, I just found out that they are trying to pass a bill to do the same thing here in Oregon. Damn dirty hippies...


8 posted on 03/31/2009 8:42:46 AM PDT by thecabal (Hey Obama, when you gonna start sharin' the sacrifice?)
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To: oh8eleven

Washington state law don’t work as well,they just want to keep up with the Jones (california).


9 posted on 03/31/2009 8:45:49 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: ak267

The State of Oregon House is voting soon on a similar ban. The Senate has already approved it.

What it will cause is double the water use because dishes will have to be pre-washed before they are sanitized in the DW. More water and more energy.

BTW commercial machines are exempt because the phosphate free soap does not work very well.


10 posted on 03/31/2009 8:46:33 AM PDT by Klondike
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To: ak267

Someone should launch an invasion and free these people.


11 posted on 03/31/2009 8:47:49 AM PDT by JennysCool (Once is happenstance, twice is coincidence, three times is enemy action - Ian Fleming)
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To: Klondike

Right now I use the Energy Saver feature on my dishwasher, and it does an adequate job. But if this law goes into effect in NJ, I am going to have to use the Extra Wash/Sanitary feature, which uses twice the energy and three times the water.

I’m not exactly sure what the greenies are trying to accomplish, here...


12 posted on 03/31/2009 8:50:05 AM PDT by gridlock (Obama is beyond the point where incompetence is an adequate explaination.)
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To: JennysCool
I would welcome Gen. Petraeus as our occupier warlord if he would liberate us from the commies infesting our state govt.

j/k...or am I?

13 posted on 03/31/2009 8:50:20 AM PDT by thecabal (Hey Obama, when you gonna start sharin' the sacrifice?)
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To: ak267

whats next Dawn and bars of hand soap? shampoo?


14 posted on 03/31/2009 8:50:36 AM PDT by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: ak267

big screen TV’s and dark colored cars


15 posted on 03/31/2009 8:51:04 AM PDT by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: gridlock
I’m not exactly sure what the greenies are trying to accomplish, here...

It feeeeeeeeels good, and it demonstrates their "concern". That's all that really matters with the libs, not actual results.

16 posted on 03/31/2009 8:51:28 AM PDT by thecabal (Hey Obama, when you gonna start sharin' the sacrifice?)
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To: gridlock

they are trying to establish that they are your masters in all things


17 posted on 03/31/2009 8:52:45 AM PDT by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: ak267

I’ll give up my detergent when they pry it from my dishpan hands.


18 posted on 03/31/2009 8:55:44 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (If you read only one book this year, read "Stolen Valor".)
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To: JennysCool
Someone should launch an invasion and free these people.

Be Patient!

It should not be so long, now...

19 posted on 03/31/2009 8:58:09 AM PDT by gridlock (Obama is beyond the point where incompetence is an adequate explaination.)
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To: GeronL

toilet paper is next


20 posted on 03/31/2009 9:11:46 AM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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To: ak267

This freaking ticks me off. Damn liberals.


21 posted on 03/31/2009 9:18:07 AM PDT by dragonblustar ("... and if you disagree with me, then you sir, are worse than Hitler!")
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To: ak267

Keep electing lefties, you fools. You’re going to end up living in grass huts and digging roots.


22 posted on 03/31/2009 9:20:26 AM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: ak267

> Today suds, tomorrow beer (again), then cigaretts, then full-strength toilets, then black-market hospitals/clinics.
Please include those lame faucet aerators with these. We recently had to replace our bathroom sink faucet. I wish that I’d had the foresight to save the old aerator. With the new one, it could take several minutes to fill a glass of water. I noticed that I can’t even defeat this by enlarging the orifice plate. It now has a fine sintered porous plug instead.


23 posted on 03/31/2009 9:27:31 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (To stand up for Capitalism is to hope Teleprompter Boy fails.)
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To: ak267

I bet the non-phosphate liquids work very well when washing dishes by hand.


24 posted on 03/31/2009 9:47:13 AM PDT by stuartcr (If the end doesn't justify the means...why have different means?)
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To: gridlock

I believe they are trying to reduce the phosphates that go down the drain. Perhaps washing by hand may work?


25 posted on 03/31/2009 9:49:00 AM PDT by stuartcr (If the end doesn't justify the means...why have different means?)
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To: ak267

Wait I can make money smuggling soap?!?

I can do that!


26 posted on 03/31/2009 9:49:51 AM PDT by Domandred (Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.)
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To: thecabal

Is it any wonder the damn dirty hippies are opposed to soap?


27 posted on 03/31/2009 10:12:56 AM PDT by kenth (Obama - One Big Ass Mistake, America)
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To: ak267

When cascade is outlawed, only outlaws will have cascade. :)


28 posted on 03/31/2009 10:16:58 AM PDT by mysterio
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To: ak267

Follow the money. Check the portfolios of the pols who ban products in favor of others.


29 posted on 03/31/2009 10:25:44 AM PDT by DPMD (~)
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To: ak267

Forget ammo, start stockpiling Cascade!


30 posted on 03/31/2009 12:15:56 PM PDT by Lorianne
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