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Very soft toilet paper: Becoming scarce?
upi ^ | April 22

Posted on 04/22/2010 7:24:39 PM PDT by JoeProBono

WASHINGTON, - An American Chemical Society report says a growing shortage of high-quality paper for recycling is threatening the supply of soft toilet paper.

The article by Melody Voith, senior editor of the ACS journal Chemical & Engineering News, explains the decline of newspapers and magazines and the growth of electronic communications have combined to reduce the availability of good white office paper, newsprint and other traditional recyclable paper that has been used to make soft bathroom tissue.

Voith explains recycled office paper itself is containing increasing amounts of recycled paper and that, in turn, decreases its usefulness for making high-quality personal paper that is soft enough to satisfy many consumers.

She says chemists are responding to the paper crunch by searching for new coatings, resins and other additives to improve the softness, strength and performance of today's recycled paper.


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1 posted on 04/22/2010 7:24:39 PM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

I’m afraid this story proves that things will not end well.


2 posted on 04/22/2010 7:26:33 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: JoeProBono

Eco-Nuts wanted to ban soft TP anyways


3 posted on 04/22/2010 7:27:06 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com << Get your science fiction and fiction test marketed)
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To: 1rudeboy

Isn’t this how it started with Soviet Russia?


4 posted on 04/22/2010 7:28:12 PM PDT by shortstop (Marco Rubio in 2010/General Petraeus in 2012.)
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To: JoeProBono

We better have congress take control over soft toilet paper industry before its too late.


5 posted on 04/22/2010 7:28:40 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: JoeProBono

Really?

After decades of John Wayne paper at work we just got something user friendly last week.


6 posted on 04/22/2010 7:28:42 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions...$1 Halfbaked...50c)
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To: 1rudeboy

The story sounds a bit absurd but my view with Hussein is the USA could fall apart like the old USSR. We may see little things like this happening first. Then food shortages, riots by govt union workers wanting more benefits and pay - see Illinois yesterday.


7 posted on 04/22/2010 7:28:55 PM PDT by Frantzie (McCain=Obama's friend. McCain & Graham = La Raza's favorite Senators)
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To: JoeProBono

If it’s too soft, it won’t fix the itch!


8 posted on 04/22/2010 7:29:07 PM PDT by Safrguns
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To: Frantzie

okay folks, back to cornshucks.


9 posted on 04/22/2010 7:29:42 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: JoeProBono

I remember they day I bought a brand of TP other than Charmin and all I got were loud protests from my 3 sons and husband.....I have only bought Charmin since


10 posted on 04/22/2010 7:29:52 PM PDT by Kimmers (Be the kind of person when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says, Oh crap, she's awake)
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To: GeronL

Save the trees!

One square at a time.

It’ll be da law.

Right about the time they install that little gadget in your home to make sure your thermostat isnt using too much energy.


11 posted on 04/22/2010 7:29:58 PM PDT by Canedawg (I'm not digging this tyranny thing.)
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To: JoeProBono

We could always go back to using corncobs, or be like the french and use a bidet.


12 posted on 04/22/2010 7:30:32 PM PDT by lmr (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: JoeProBono

http://thelongestlistofthelongeststuffatthelongestdomainnameatlonglast.com/trivia74.html

Well, whether you believe it or not, there was a toilet paper shortage in the United States in 1973. The entire episode started with a Johnny Carson Tonight Show monologue. On December 19, 1973, the writers for the show had heard earlier the federal government was falling behind in getting bids to supply toilet paper and that it might be possible that in a few months the United States could face a shortage of toilet tissue. They took the words of this Wisconsin congressional representative, Harold Froehlich and decided to add a joke for Carson for the evening show.

Carson did in fact use the joke in a monologue stating, “You know what’s disappearing from the supermarket shelves? Toilet paper. There’s an acute shortage of toilet paper in the United States.”

Much to the amazement of not only the show but of toilet paper factories across America, 20 million people that watched the Carson show that evening ran out in the morning and bought as much toilet paper as they could carry. By noon on December 20, 1973, practically every store in America was out of stock. Many of the stores tried to ration this valuable paper but they could not keep up with the demand no matter what they did.

http://thelongestlistofthelongeststuffatthelongestdomainnameatlonglast.com/trivia74.html


13 posted on 04/22/2010 7:31:06 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: JoeProBono
Very soft toilet paper: Becoming scarce?

I bought it all up and created a shortage.

Tree's beware.

14 posted on 04/22/2010 7:31:27 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: GeronL

Eco-Nuts wanted to ban soft TP anyways


And that is why you should never shake hands with an eco-nut..most likely they use their hands to wipe anyway


15 posted on 04/22/2010 7:32:35 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: JoeProBono

We keep 4 years worth in stock (in addition to about 4 years of everything else)...just waiting for the dollar crash (which must come)...and now the VAT.

Maybe I need to double my quantity of toilet paper now.


16 posted on 04/22/2010 7:32:44 PM PDT by BobL
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To: lmr

I went to France once.

On checking out the hotel rooms, a shipmate declared, “Hey they have a water fountain in here!!” slurp...

LoL


17 posted on 04/22/2010 7:33:01 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions...$1 Halfbaked...50c)
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To: JoeProBono

The economy is down but paper must be doing great.

I live in the Florida panhandle and see a huge number of pulpwood trucks pass by every day. I never noticed it until I began sitting on my porch more often. I would guess several hundred a day pass by loaded and unloaded.


18 posted on 04/22/2010 7:33:05 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: JoeProBono
No big deal - I use coarse sandpaper.

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
19 posted on 04/22/2010 7:33:38 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN '69 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: rovenstinez

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEcLuVhRbkU


20 posted on 04/22/2010 7:33:39 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: JoeProBono

If they muck with my Charmin they’ll be slitting their own throats!


21 posted on 04/22/2010 7:34:04 PM PDT by CodeToad
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To: Frantzie; shortstop

I’m afraid that you may be on to something: it is entirely conceivable that a state (think California) will enact some sort of onerous regulation that will result in travellers to bring their own toilet paper—much like travellers did so when visiting the former Soviet Union. Add the federal government, and we have a real stew.


22 posted on 04/22/2010 7:34:10 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: JoeProBono

AY YI YIIIIIIII

23 posted on 04/22/2010 7:34:14 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: BobL

Well, we are in deep doo doo....


24 posted on 04/22/2010 7:34:33 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions...$1 Halfbaked...50c)
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To: CatDancer

“the end is near” ping...


25 posted on 04/22/2010 7:34:43 PM PDT by green pastures (Cynicism-- it's not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Kimmers

I’ve been wondering why I cant buy the mega rolls of charmin aloe TP. I knew it had to do with some greenie idea. I’ve been to numerous grocery stores and they just dont carry it anymore. No reasons given.


26 posted on 04/22/2010 7:34:55 PM PDT by crymeariver (Good news...in a way)
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To: JoeProBono

In his novel Candide, Voltaire wrote that chickens made the best toilet paper.


27 posted on 04/22/2010 7:35:05 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: JoeProBono
The hell with earthquakes, volcanoes and global warming, now we are talking about a serious problem with the lack of soft toilet paper!!!
28 posted on 04/22/2010 7:36:02 PM PDT by The Cajun (Mind numbed robot , ditto-head, Hannitized, Levinite)
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To: JoeProBono

My father grew up using the Sears catalogue in the old two holer.


29 posted on 04/22/2010 7:36:03 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: lmr

30 posted on 04/22/2010 7:36:09 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: BobL
Maybe I need to double my quantity of toilet paper now.

If I was stuck on a desert island, the one thing I would want with me is a life time supply of TP.

31 posted on 04/22/2010 7:36:47 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: mlocher

Isn’t there labor laws to protect them?


32 posted on 04/22/2010 7:37:07 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: JoeProBono
It's funny, My towns been recycling for 20 years but suddenly we were mandated these giant recycle bins on wheels as a replacement to our small little baskets.
This coincided with, at the time a very large value for scrap plastic and paper.
Now this stuff is worthless and my town is collecting TONS of this stuff every week.
Boondoggle.

I bet they now toss the recyclables in the same pile as the trash.
What a joke.

33 posted on 04/22/2010 7:37:26 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: JoeProBono

Back in 1986 I went on a trip to Germany. While riding a train, I visited the restroom. I was quite surprised to see wood chips and large chunks of other stuff in the TP. It was so strange, I actually tore off a sheet and kept it to prove to the folks back home just how bad it was.


34 posted on 04/22/2010 7:38:11 PM PDT by IYAS9YAS (The townhalls were going great until the oPods showed up.)
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To: JoeProBono

Soft toilet paper will soon be banned anyway. The Obama administration will decree that, if developing countries don’t have soft toilet paper, we shouldn’t have any either.


35 posted on 04/22/2010 7:38:46 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government -- Thomas Paine)
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To: mlocher

I guess my lifetime supply of incandescent light bulbs wouldn’t help much...


36 posted on 04/22/2010 7:38:57 PM PDT by BobL
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To: crymeariver

Charmin is not what it used to be, it has lost some of it softness in spite of those irritating bear commercials.....


37 posted on 04/22/2010 7:39:45 PM PDT by Kimmers (Be the kind of person when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says, Oh crap, she's awake)
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To: JoeProBono

Paging Johnny Carson for the great artificial toilet paper shortage part two.

Now I appreciate a good imported bean cup of coffee, a good micro/import brew, etc. but a few things that I’ll never be above:

* truck stop type coffee, black
* plain ole bar soap
* scratchy ass toilet paper
* mass brewed crap beer in a can


38 posted on 04/22/2010 7:41:20 PM PDT by Sax
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To: IYAS9YAS


39 posted on 04/22/2010 7:42:10 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: BobL
I guess my lifetime supply of incandescent light bulbs wouldn’t help much...

Oh, I don't know. With enough TP, you can connect the light bulbs together to build a raft and attempt to get back to civilization.

40 posted on 04/22/2010 7:42:18 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: mlocher

Good point...TP, the universal life saver.


41 posted on 04/22/2010 7:43:49 PM PDT by BobL
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To: mlocher; CatDancer
In his novel Candide, Voltaire wrote that chickens made the best toilet paper.

But the real question is whether or not they started a union in order that they'd be paid more than chicken feed...
42 posted on 04/22/2010 7:44:20 PM PDT by green pastures (Cynicism-- it's not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: JoeProBono

Mega Rolls !


43 posted on 04/22/2010 7:44:36 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: JoeProBono

Whatta buncha baby ass babies! I use the New York Times and other MSN giants to wipe mine. Wanna examine it for evidence?


44 posted on 04/22/2010 7:45:47 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: JoeProBono

If it means the NY Times and the rest of the traitor rags all go broke, then it’s worth it.


45 posted on 04/22/2010 7:45:55 PM PDT by Gator113 (I do not want Obama just IMPEACHED... I want him IMPRISONED. Are we there yet? 2010-2012)
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To: BobL
Good point...TP, the universal life saver.

LOL

46 posted on 04/22/2010 7:47:09 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: JoeProBono

Collateral damage.....


47 posted on 04/22/2010 7:47:56 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: green pastures
But the real question is whether or not they started a union in order that they'd be paid more than chicken feed...

This was in France you know, during the enlightenment, just prior to the revolution. With the king in power, it was either be TP, or have your liver removed for patee.

48 posted on 04/22/2010 7:49:26 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: mlocher
If I was stuck on a desert island, the one thing I would want with me is a life time supply of TP.

I'd settle for Ginger and Mary Ann. But without the TP, I suppose after while, even they would lose their appeal..

49 posted on 04/22/2010 7:49:28 PM PDT by digger48
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To: JoeProBono

No Sh!T!


50 posted on 04/22/2010 7:50:33 PM PDT by Randy Larsen ( BTW, If I offend you! Please let me know, I may want to offend you again!(FR #1690))
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