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One Hundred Tons of Garbage Collected After Obama Inauguration
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Posted on 01/23/2009 8:01:01 AM PST by Sub-Driver

One Hundred Tons of Garbage Collected After Obama Inauguration One-hundred tons of trash were collected by city and federal sanitation workers after President Obama's Jan. 20 inauguration in Washington, D.C.

Cristina Corbin

FOXNews.com

Friday, January 23, 2009

The scene looked more like the leftovers of a massive college frat party.

Heaps of plastic bottles, food wrappers, soda cans, and newspapers, which blanketed the National Mall Wednesday morning, were a stark contrast to the stateliness and splendor of President Barack Obama's inaugural ceremony a day before.

One hundred tons of trash were collected by city and federal sanitation workers, according to Department of Public Works public information officer Linda Grant.

In comparison, 40 tons of garbage were collected in New York City's Time Square on New Year's Day 2009 -- after one million people attended the celebration -- according to the city's Department of Sanitation.

Grant said Washington's massive inaugural cleanup effort began at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

"By 5:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, we collected about 90 tons of the garbage," she said.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: 0bama; bho2009; bhoinauguration; democrats; environment; filth; filthydemocrats; garbage; inauguration; obama; ocreepy; odirty; otrashy; trashydems
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crimes against the environment........where's that carbon tax?
1 posted on 01/23/2009 8:01:03 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

There’s a pun in that title somewhere....

There will be lots of garbage left over after the 0’s term is up...


2 posted on 01/23/2009 8:03:01 AM PST by G8 Diplomat (The Middle East: We put the OIL in TURMOIL!)
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To: Sub-Driver
The Zero environmentalists, GIGO, garbage in, garbage out.
4 posted on 01/23/2009 8:04:35 AM PST by Navy Patriot (John McCain, the Manchurian Candidate, makes a Marxist President.)
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To: Sub-Driver

In other news, murders and rapes were down by 2000% in the ghettos of America on the day of the inauguration.


5 posted on 01/23/2009 8:04:40 AM PST by NowApproachingMidnight (Sell the left short this cycle.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Ahhh... the environmentally conscious leaving their trash all over.


6 posted on 01/23/2009 8:04:40 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Sub-Driver

—that’s peanuts compared to the Sturgis , SD bike rally—except there it mostly goes into dumpsters—


7 posted on 01/23/2009 8:04:40 AM PST by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the MSM tells you about firearms or explosives--NRA Benefactor)
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To: G8 Diplomat

There’s a better metaphor. I’m gonna have to save that one in my quotes/headlines file for later use.


8 posted on 01/23/2009 8:04:40 AM PST by OKSooner
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To: Sub-Driver

Change = Ghett-Obama. Lovely of his supporters to support the Green initiative by trashing out the National Mall.......


9 posted on 01/23/2009 8:06:01 AM PST by o_zarkman44 (Since when is paying more, but getting less, considered Patriotic?)
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To: G8 Diplomat

Just think how much more garbage they missed by not continuing up Pennsylvania Avenue.


10 posted on 01/23/2009 8:06:01 AM PST by Steamburg ( Your wallet speaks the only language most politicians understand.)
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To: Girlene

And half of it was Aretha’s hat.


11 posted on 01/23/2009 8:06:54 AM PST by lilycicero
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There was more than 100 tons of garbage there during the inauguration.


12 posted on 01/23/2009 8:07:04 AM PST by amishman (0bama=the reincarnation of Jim Jones)
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To: Sub-Driver
With are the homeless in that area, I am surprised there were any soda cans left. I would have picked those up. Have you seen the price for aluminum?
13 posted on 01/23/2009 8:09:17 AM PST by DYngbld (Aspire to inspire before you expire)
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To: amishman
That works out to be about 1/4 pound of trash per person, I suppose it could have been worse.
14 posted on 01/23/2009 8:12:53 AM PST by DYngbld (Aspire to inspire before you expire)
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To: amishman
That works out to be about 1/4 pound of trash per person, I suppose it could have been worse.
15 posted on 01/23/2009 8:12:59 AM PST by DYngbld (Aspire to inspire before you expire)
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To: All

Ohhhhhh how that article title just BEGS for it.....


16 posted on 01/23/2009 8:13:18 AM PST by awakened (Remember -- There are no dead atheists.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Doesn’t that come down to about 0.1 lbs per person if there were 2M people there? I guess that’s a little less than 2 oz of trash each.


17 posted on 01/23/2009 8:14:32 AM PST by stuartcr (If the end doesn't justify the means...why have different means?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Too bad they let so much of the garbage escape.


18 posted on 01/23/2009 8:17:16 AM PST by Eagle Eye (Libs- If you don't have to play the rules then neither do we...THINK ABOUT IT!)
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To: rellimpank

And after the equally large promise keepers rally on the mall,

it was CLEANER than before they arrived.

Yes, I’m saying our people ARE better people than theirs.
Irrefutable.


19 posted on 01/23/2009 8:17:57 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: Steamburg

If my math is right, they could have picked up another 45-50 tons of garbage in the Capitol building...


20 posted on 01/23/2009 8:18:02 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I figure the odds be fifty-fifty I just might have somethin' to say)
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To: Sub-Driver
One Hundred Tons of Garbage Collected After Obama Inauguration

I think they missed a pickup down at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

21 posted on 01/23/2009 8:18:31 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (In three days MY MESSIAH rose from the dead. What's 0bama done?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Does that include the verbal garbage?


22 posted on 01/23/2009 8:18:42 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Sub-Driver

From the article:

“Grant said that the largest bulk of garbage was left behind by vendors selling President Obama souvenirs.”


23 posted on 01/23/2009 8:19:52 AM PST by gracesdad
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To: DYngbld

You forgot that as of Noon Tuesday there aren’t any homeless and there won’t be for the next four years.


24 posted on 01/23/2009 8:21:02 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: Sub-Driver
So much for Hussein's follower's “pledge to serve”, lol, good grief.
25 posted on 01/23/2009 8:22:38 AM PST by roses of sharon (Pray Hussein fails!)
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To: lilycicero
And half of it was Aretha’s hat.

LOL!!! Yep. :)

26 posted on 01/23/2009 8:23:28 AM PST by proud American in Canada ("We can, and we will prevail.")
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To: lilycicero
And half of it was Aretha’s hat.

LOL!!! Yep. :)

27 posted on 01/23/2009 8:23:33 AM PST by proud American in Canada ("We can, and we will prevail.")
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To: All

sorry for the double post—I just clicked once; not sure what happened.


28 posted on 01/23/2009 8:24:52 AM PST by proud American in Canada ("We can, and we will prevail.")
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To: Sub-Driver

One Hundred Tons of Garbage Collected After Obama Inauguration.........

.....I wonder how much of that was tossed away American flags, discarded “mary jane” joints and used condoms from the Obama orgy love-in??????????


29 posted on 01/23/2009 8:31:19 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Navy Patriot

There is a way this pile of trash may be turned into something useful.

A gas (nitrogen) is ionized by passing high voltage between two electrodes, converting the gas into plasma. The energy of the plasma arc is so powerful, it breaks down matter into its component parts by stripping the valence electrons from the atoms, and tearing apart the molecular bonds. The plasma arc is intensely hot (as high as 30,000 degrees Fahrenheit). The plasma plume can render any organic material into elemental components.

Basically, you put tons of trash in one end of a plasma converter, and a superheated plasma arc obliterates the trash into its molecular components. The process is called “plasma gasification”. There are two byproducts: one is a “Syngas” composed mostly of hydrogen and carbon monoxide, which can be used directly as fuel. The other is molten glass (silica) that can be sold for use in household tiles or road asphalt. Amazingly, plasma converters produce enough energy to power themselves, and actually produce an excess of energy that can be sold to the grid. Still, some environmental scientists have warned that the residual substances may contain toxic heavy metals.

The metal content need not be a problem, if the slag produced by this process is treated as a mineral ore, and the metals are extracted by commonly used ore treatment technologies.

It’s an engineering problem, and most of the kinks have already been worked out. Each of these converters cost about $250 million, so we have a place to spend all that “TARP” money which is still unspent. Think of it, practically pollution-free power generation out of stuff that was just going to a landfill anyway.


30 posted on 01/23/2009 8:31:55 AM PST by alloysteel (The nascent obama regime - the dawn of a new error, compounding all the previous ones.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Please send this to Ashton Kutcher’s and Demi Moore’s house.


31 posted on 01/23/2009 8:38:06 AM PST by woodbutcher1963
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To: Sub-Driver

How much trash was left after the March for Life?

Hmmmmmmmmmmm? Oh. None? Is that comparison being made anywhere?


32 posted on 01/23/2009 8:43:30 AM PST by It's me
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To: Sub-Driver
One Hundred Tons of Garbage Collected After Obama Inauguration

I thought they all went to the White House.

33 posted on 01/23/2009 8:43:40 AM PST by Wil H (No Accomplishments, No Experience, No Resume No Records, No References, Nobama..)
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To: proud American in Canada

“Does this hat make me look fat or just crazy?”


34 posted on 01/23/2009 8:56:01 AM PST by lilycicero (Tweety bird's granny wouldn't even wear it.)
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To: DYngbld
It took 13 posts for that thought to come up ... it was the first thing I thought of.

I'm no statistician, but ... the overtime for the feds, and perhaps the city, additional fuel cost to collect and transport the garbage to the appropriate facility ( did they separate as they collected ? ), the cost for the carbon credits to offset all this pollution, minus the value of the plastic and aluminum ... I think it's a net loss of millions.

But OH! Wasn't he just dreamy ?

Damn!

I just puked on my keyboard and added to the cost .. I have to buy more plastic and throw this one away ... and I will NOT separate it, neither.

35 posted on 01/23/2009 9:04:11 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true.)
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To: Sub-Driver
One Hundred Tons of Garbage Collected After Obama Inauguration

Okay, who threw away Aretha Franklin and Oprah Winfrey?

36 posted on 01/23/2009 9:06:59 AM PST by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: Sub-Driver

As I stated previously, This crowd would make the Woodstock aftermath look like a Marine barracks by comparison. Once the trash left the trash was left. And did we see any pictures of this on the News? NOOOOOOOO! ! ! Got pics post them.


37 posted on 01/23/2009 9:16:19 AM PST by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: lilycicero
“Does this hat make me look fat or just crazy?”

How about both? ;)

38 posted on 01/23/2009 9:17:59 AM PST by proud American in Canada ("We can, and we will prevail.")
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To: alloysteel
Cool, I know that proper breeder reactors and proper fuel rod recycling will eliminate 99+% of nuclear waste and make the rest more easy to handle.

With these two we'd be way ahead of the trickle up poverty pimps.

39 posted on 01/23/2009 9:30:14 AM PST by Navy Patriot (John McCain, the Manchurian Candidate, makes a Marxist President.)
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To: knarf
Found this a few days ago...according to the Institute for Liberty estimates before the inauguration:

Celebrities, politicians, and bigwigs using 600 private jets will produce 25,320,000 POUNDS of CO2

Personal vehicles could account for 262,483,200 POUNDS of CO2

In the parade, horses alone will produce more than 400 POUNDS of CO2

The IFL also came up with a revealing illustration about what this all means:

It would take the average U.S. household 57,598 years to produce a carbon footprint equal to that of the new president’s housewarming party.

Obama Inaugural A CO2 Disaster About to Happen! Will Green Loving Media Report?

And they didn't even account for garbage collection.

40 posted on 01/23/2009 9:35:08 AM PST by ravingnutter
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To: Sub-Driver

The rest of the garbage left on foot.


41 posted on 01/23/2009 9:38:14 AM PST by dforest (life is now good again....he has been inaugurated)
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To: DYngbld

ah, but the Homeless still aren’t allowed into the area. Besides. homelessness is only a problem during Republican administrations. . .


42 posted on 01/23/2009 9:39:19 AM PST by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border: I dare you to try and cross it. . .)
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To: Salgak

Where have you been? The Democrats solved homelessness back in 1992. Right before they cured AIDS.


43 posted on 01/23/2009 9:47:36 AM PST by popdonnelly (Don't lose sight of your conservative principles.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Tower of Babble-on.


44 posted on 01/23/2009 9:52:36 AM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: Sub-Driver
Black out on pictures I guess
45 posted on 01/23/2009 9:54:03 AM PST by easternsky
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To: Sub-Driver

Rush’s comment: Hurricane ‘Latrina’ hits the Washington Mall. I laughed.


46 posted on 01/23/2009 9:56:40 AM PST by MissMagnolia (Obad. 1:15: As you have done, it will be done to you; your deeds will return upon your own head.)
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To: 70th Division
And did we see any pictures of this on the News? NOOOOOOOO! ! ! Got pics post them.

This is the only one I've found so far. And it was posted HERE on FR.

Photobucket

47 posted on 01/23/2009 10:16:35 AM PST by digger48
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To: stuartcr

I’m sure the small American Flags weigh about 2oz. each.


48 posted on 01/23/2009 10:17:05 AM PST by Ez2BRepub
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To: It's me
How much trash was left after the March for Life?

A lot, actually.

Almost all of it was either bagged and stacked next to the permanent (but full) trash cans or thrown into temporary "cages" labeled "PLEASE DEPOSIT TRASH HERE".

49 posted on 01/23/2009 10:21:14 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: digger48
Enlarged:


50 posted on 01/23/2009 10:28:07 AM PST by Matchett-PI (Obama fully intends to tear down our Constitution. So no, I do not want Obama to succeed.)
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