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Regardless, the erroneous claim has become the keystone of a widening campaign to demonise plastic bags.

Never let the truth get in the way of a 'save the earth from Capitalists with plastic shopping bags' jihad

One naturally wonders how many environmental laws here in the USA are based on critically flawed or even intentionally 'misinterpreted' data.

 

1 posted on 03/08/2008 3:11:34 AM PST by Stoat
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FYI :-)


2 posted on 03/08/2008 3:22:09 AM PST by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2012: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: Stoat

If it’s convenient, or makes the average person’s life more comfortable, some enviro-nut group will want to ban it and some leftist politician will accommodate the group with yet another law.


3 posted on 03/08/2008 3:26:36 AM PST by 6SJ7
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" Charlie Mayfield, chairman of retailer John Lewis, said that tackling packaging waste and reducing carbon emissions were far more important goals. "

 


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4 posted on 03/08/2008 3:37:21 AM PST by steelyourfaith
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The epitome of Capitalism?

Buy low sell high ...

Nothing's cheaper than talk ... so 'talk' something up where it becomes a demand, charge people for plastic bags, VOILA! ... 'free' money.

OK ... maybe I haven't had enough coffee.

5 posted on 03/08/2008 3:40:14 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true.)
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There is no need to wonder. It has never been about the environment; it has been about power and the manipulation of economies. No surprise when you look at the people behind the idiots they hire to put emotion into this so as to avoid science.

Remember the crying Indian and the landfill crisis was ginned up simply as a test to measure the manipulative power of a TV Add. (See Penn and Teller - Bull——, interview with the man who created the add.)


7 posted on 03/08/2008 4:37:59 AM PST by Steamburg (Your wallet speaks the only language most politicians understand.)
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All lies put out and funded by BIG PAPER.

When will the greedy Paper Barrons realize their evil plans will amount to nothing!

8 posted on 03/08/2008 4:51:21 AM PST by CapnJack
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Erronous or not, plastic bags in Britain are a disgrace.

They are discarded in their thousands every week, and make Britain look like a litter bin.

So I support a ban/clampdown on them for that reason if nothing else...


9 posted on 03/08/2008 5:08:13 AM PST by the scotsman
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Geoffrey Cox, a Tory member of the Commons Environment Select Committee, said: “I don't like plastic bags and I certainly support restricting their use..."

This snippet sums up everything that's wrong with government. Who says you should ban something just because you don't like it?

10 posted on 03/08/2008 5:20:49 AM PST by Toskrin (Bringing you global cooling since 1999)
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To: Stoat
One naturally wonders how many environmental laws here in the USA are based on critically flawed or even intentionally 'misinterpreted' data.

DDT, Global Warming,...

Unfortunately, when politicians get involved, laws get made and stay in effect long after they are proven wrong.

11 posted on 03/08/2008 5:44:49 AM PST by CPOSharky (Energy plan: Build refineries and nuke plants, drill for our oil, mine our coal.)
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One naturally wonders how many environmental laws here in the USA are based on critically flawed or even intentionally 'misinterpreted' data.

Indeed.

12 posted on 03/08/2008 5:46:35 AM PST by syriacus (Don't refer to the Dem candidate as "Hillary." Refer to her as "Mrs. CLINTON" or "Senator CLINTON.)
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Lord Taverne, the chairman of Sense about Science, said: “The Government is irresponsible to jump on a bandwagon that has no base in scientific evidence.

That's never slowed them up before.

This is one of many examples where you get bad science leading to bad decisions which are counter-productive.

Like so-called global warming.

Attacking plastic bags makes people feel good but it doesn’t achieve anything.”

The definition of liberal politics.

13 posted on 03/08/2008 5:59:09 AM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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