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Missouri lawmakers ban wrong plastic
KWMU.News ^ | August 24, 2009 | staff reporter

Posted on 08/25/2009 3:24:50 AM PDT by Daffynition

JEFFERSON CITY, MO. (KWMU) - A law taking effect this week could make criminals out of people who bring Tupperware onto many Missouri rivers.

The law was intended to reduce the floating debris from discarded foam coolers. But lawmakers confused their chemistry and barred the wrong plastic.

The white foam coolers commonly called "Styrofoam" are made from expanded polystyrene. But the law bars polypropylene instead. That's a plastic found dishwasher-safe plastic containers.

The mix up means river floaters can use foam coolers without fear. But someone caught with a plastic container could risk up to a year in jail.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Local News; Outdoors; Science
KEYWORDS: foam; lping; plastic; polypropylene; polystyrene
Please don't take my Tupperware awaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay...........


1 posted on 08/25/2009 3:24:50 AM PDT by Daffynition
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2 posted on 08/25/2009 3:28:34 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Daffynition

...your gubment at work


3 posted on 08/25/2009 3:28:44 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: JoeProBono
Great image!


4 posted on 08/25/2009 3:29:59 AM PDT by Daffynition ("...... we are about to be czarred and fettered." ~ alterum ictum faciam.)
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To: Daffynition
We don't need to read no stinkin bills, heck ya need a room full of lawya's to interpt these things and bills need passin today! We don't have time to read this stuff!

We's got partys,,, ugh, umm, I mean important meetings to attend! /s

5 posted on 08/25/2009 3:31:51 AM PDT by MrPiper
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To: Daffynition

The economy is on the edge of collapse and this is what pinhead lawmakers are up to?


6 posted on 08/25/2009 3:32:50 AM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: Doogle
It's art!


7 posted on 08/25/2009 3:33:11 AM PDT by Daffynition ("...... we are about to be czarred and fettered." ~ alterum ictum faciam.)
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To: JoeProBono
picture a cat responding to a metal tray being dropped nearby....now you can picture me jumping up one night when a bat flew by my face while half awake watching baseball game a few years ago......he landed in the corner of the room and I corralled him with a rolled up t-shirt,picked him up...released him outside Took about 20 minutes to get my heart beat down to norm...*grins*
8 posted on 08/25/2009 3:33:31 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: mylife; MrPiper
The only good we get from these recesses of legislatures is that there is a temporary suspension of stupid laws being passed.


9 posted on 08/25/2009 3:39:24 AM PDT by Daffynition ("...... we are about to be czarred and fettered." ~ alterum ictum faciam.)
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To: JoeProBono

Nice picture of a sample Missouri politcian. Now go catch the other x amount of Moonbats.


10 posted on 08/25/2009 3:41:02 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: Daffynition
http:

11 posted on 08/25/2009 4:12:52 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Daffynition; AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...
The mix up means river floaters can use foam coolers without fear. But someone caught with a plastic container could risk up to a year in jail.
from the Tupperware blues, "I never saw such Missouri."
12 posted on 08/25/2009 4:16:43 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: JoeProBono
We're lookin' at about 10K art projects there! Easily.


13 posted on 08/25/2009 4:20:42 AM PDT by Daffynition ("...... we are about to be czarred and fettered." ~ alterum ictum faciam.)
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To: SunkenCiv
LOL

Whatever floats yer boat.


14 posted on 08/25/2009 4:25:52 AM PDT by Daffynition ("...... we are about to be czarred and fettered." ~ alterum ictum faciam.)
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"...Styrofoam" ... made from expanded polystyrene. But the law bars polypropylene instead.

Morons.

That's why it's called "styrofoam", not "propofoam".

15 posted on 08/25/2009 5:06:15 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Daffynition

No man’s life, liberty or property is safe when the Legislature is in session.


16 posted on 08/25/2009 5:06:26 AM PDT by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." M. Thatcher)
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The mix up means river floaters can use styrofoam coolers without fear. But someone caught with a plastic (tupperware) container could risk up to a year in jail.



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17 posted on 08/25/2009 5:24:38 AM PDT by bamahead (Avoid self-righteousness like the devil- nothing is so self-blinding. -- B.H. Liddell Hart)
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To: Doogle
"...he landed in the corner of the room and I corralled him with a rolled up t-shirt,picked him up...released him outside..."

From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Question: How can I tell if a bat has rabies?

Answer: Rabies can be confirmed only in a laboratory. However, any bat that is active by day, is found in a place where bats are not usually seen (for example, in a room in your home or on the lawn), or is unable to fly, is far more likely than others to be rabid. Such bats are often the most easily approached. Therefore, it is best never to handle any bat.


An elevated heart rate is a fairly appropriate response I'd say, I'm glad you didn't get rabies; I think it takes only the slightest bite from a rabid bat to contract it.
18 posted on 08/25/2009 5:30:24 AM PDT by Texan Tory
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To: JoeProBono

Regarding that picture, “Garbage Cans” prevent such scenes.


19 posted on 08/25/2009 5:32:43 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: Daffynition

So Missouri has an Assembly of ‘floaters’ passing a self protection act. We do have a history of voting for literally ‘dead’ people!!!!! We are a ‘compassionate’ bunch.


20 posted on 08/25/2009 5:37:01 AM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: Texan Tory

Somebody survived rabies once.

It has happened exactly once, in all of human history.


21 posted on 08/25/2009 5:38:52 AM PDT by patton (Obama has replaced "Res Publica" with "Quod licet Jovi non licet bovi.")
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To: JoeProBono

Yes, but can you do that with a flying squirrel?


22 posted on 08/25/2009 5:39:31 AM PDT by patton (Obama has replaced "Res Publica" with "Quod licet Jovi non licet bovi.")
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To: Daffynition

http://www.columbiamissourian.com/stories/2009/08/24/analysis-missouri-bans-wrong-plastic-rivers/


23 posted on 08/25/2009 5:42:39 AM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: Doogle

Hey, they call them the “goobermint” for a reason. [sigh]


24 posted on 08/25/2009 8:59:47 AM PDT by Still Thinking (If ignorance is bliss, liberals must be ecstatic!)
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To: The Great RJ
No man’s life, liberty or property is safe when the Legislature is in session.

Or sanity.

25 posted on 08/25/2009 9:02:11 AM PDT by Still Thinking (If ignorance is bliss, liberals must be ecstatic!)
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To: Still Thinking

Nor safe from rationed health care.


26 posted on 08/25/2009 9:47:38 AM PDT by TYVets (LetÂ’s Roll!!! The leadership of the GOP has no spine and no guts, but we conservatives do)
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To: Daffynition
In order to avoid future confusion, lawmakers should just ban anything that has to do with fun.

It's really not efficient to just suck all the joy out of life incrementally, they should just do it all at once.

27 posted on 08/25/2009 7:50:59 PM PDT by elkfersupper (Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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