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Hill Dems say Republicans are trying to give them cancer -- with Styrofoam cups...
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/148027-dems-congress-styrofoam-cups-could-cause-cancer ^

Posted on 03/08/2011 10:47:57 AM PST by kcvl

Dems: Congress's Styrofoam cups could cause cancer

A group of Democrats complain Styrofoam cups in the House cafeteria could contain carcinogens.

In a letter to Speaker John Boehner (Ohio) and other Republican leaders, the nine Democrats say the Styrofoam cups and other dining materials could hold chemical components that could cause cancer. The Democrats are upset with the switch to Styrofoam from recyclable materials put into place when Democrats ran the House.

The letter asks Boehner to reconsider the switch away from recyclable to polystyrene-based foam containers, and warns that the health of visitors to the Capitol could be compromised.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


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KEYWORDS: 112th; dopeydems; styrofoam
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What a bunch of whining pansy *sses.
1 posted on 03/08/2011 10:48:00 AM PST by kcvl
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To: kcvl

They could use their hands instead.


2 posted on 03/08/2011 10:49:01 AM PST by AU72
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To: kcvl

Liberalism: Whenever and however possible, portray yourself as the victim of mean, evil Republicans


3 posted on 03/08/2011 10:49:48 AM PST by Loud Mime (If it is too stupid to be said, people will listen to it, if sung - - Voltaire)
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To: kcvl

Somebody tell these dimwits not to eat the cups.


4 posted on 03/08/2011 10:50:41 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Kucinich will be filing a lawsuit by week’s end.


5 posted on 03/08/2011 10:51:08 AM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: kcvl

We are frigging doomed.


6 posted on 03/08/2011 10:51:08 AM PST by listenhillary (Social Justice is the epitome of injustice.)
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To: kcvl

Could it work?


7 posted on 03/08/2011 10:51:08 AM PST by ZULU (No nation which ever attempted to tolerate Islam, escaped total Islamization.)
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To: kcvl

Dammit, they found out >:(


8 posted on 03/08/2011 10:52:02 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (A communist is just a liberal in a hurry)
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To: AU72

They could use their hands instead.

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I like the way you think!


9 posted on 03/08/2011 10:52:09 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans - Don't read their lips. Watch their hands.)
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To: ZULU

If only it was that easy....


10 posted on 03/08/2011 10:53:15 AM PST by Nabber
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To: kcvl
If it is such a health issue it should be removed from the public.

But they never even attempted to ban Styrofoam cups as far as i know. Other then the time they tried to ban Dihydrogen Monoxide.

11 posted on 03/08/2011 10:53:45 AM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: kcvl
If styrofoam is poisonous why didn't they outlaw it. Styrofoam is fine for the masses but not for these sleazy, narcissistic pickpockets. One day they'll wake up and the Capitol will be surrounded by a million people with pitchforks and torches.
12 posted on 03/08/2011 10:54:01 AM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Jim Robinson

lol! good one.


13 posted on 03/08/2011 10:54:31 AM PST by Outlaw Woman
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To: kcvl

Good.


14 posted on 03/08/2011 10:54:42 AM PST by muddler (Diligentia, Vis and Celeritas)
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To: kcvl

Interesting. Out of the entire herd of Democrat moonbats, only 9 (nine) were willing to sign their names to this.


15 posted on 03/08/2011 10:54:57 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: kcvl

A true environmentalist would bring his own washable cup.


16 posted on 03/08/2011 10:55:31 AM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: kcvl
"The irresponsibility of the decision to use polystyrene foam without considering other options is all the more egregious because the cafeteria is not merely used by House members and our staffers," the lawmakers write. "

How the hell do they know whether or not other options were considered? They didn't ask any questions, they went straight to "politically-correct" attack-mode.

17 posted on 03/08/2011 10:57:14 AM PST by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: kcvl

These Human appearing life forms called Democrats highlight, and support homosexuality that can give far more than just cancer.


18 posted on 03/08/2011 10:58:51 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Over time, exposure to the styrene that leaches into food and liquids can cause extensive health effects, including fatigue, headaches, hearing loss, central nervous system dysfunction, difficulty sleeping, as well as low platelet and hemoglobin values and chromosomal abnormalities.

AHA! This explains the behavior of the Dems... They are all becoming MUTANTS... If they aren't already :)
19 posted on 03/08/2011 10:59:04 AM PST by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: kcvl

Here’s a thought: Let ‘em go out like real Americans and buy their own damn coffee.


20 posted on 03/08/2011 10:59:07 AM PST by DPMD (~)
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To: kcvl

This is EPA territory, I bet San Fran Nan has already contacted them.


21 posted on 03/08/2011 10:59:17 AM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
"Hill Dems say Republicans are trying to give them cancer -- with Styrofoam cups."

Well, they should quit eating the ^@%!$% things.

22 posted on 03/08/2011 11:00:45 AM PST by BlueLancer (Nuke Austin from orbit .... it's the only way to be sure.)
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To: kcvl

Can a cancer get cancer? Inquiring minds.......


23 posted on 03/08/2011 11:02:07 AM PST by tacticalogic
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To: kcvl
Well, you certainly don't serve Dioxin in your fine China.
< /sarcam- for the DUmmies who don't know it when they read it.>
24 posted on 03/08/2011 11:02:20 AM PST by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: kcvl

Oh for gawds sakes, bring your own damn cups you screaming ninnies! I am sure your annual pay raise can cover it.


25 posted on 03/08/2011 11:02:20 AM PST by dforest
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To: DPMD

YES....IF THEY DON’T want to drink the coffee out of styrofoam.....GO BUY your own...or better yet....bring yer own! What a bunch of whiney n’er do wells.


26 posted on 03/08/2011 11:03:53 AM PST by goodnesswins (Unlike the West, the Islamic world is serious.)
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To: kcvl

who was it the left went after a few years ago? rush? said they hoped he smoked and got cancer and died?


27 posted on 03/08/2011 11:04:45 AM PST by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: camle

The US Congress - Romper Room.


28 posted on 03/08/2011 11:05:58 AM PST by Col Frank Slade
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To: kcvl

Those corn based cups last forever. Seriously. But to use them and toss them back? What energy is expended in making them in the first place.


29 posted on 03/08/2011 11:06:45 AM PST by Mercat ( I remain nestled in cognitive dissonance)
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To: kcvl

However, I don’t think it was a wise move on the Repubs to switch to styrofoam either. There is a good level of validity to recycling products. Boehner should make the necessary adjustments. Use real glass or china and expect them to wash them out themselves.


30 posted on 03/08/2011 11:07:56 AM PST by patriotsoul
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To: kcvl
In addition to styrofoam cups, we need to supply the Democrat Party's finest here with a generous amount of tin foil.

They really are mentally melting.

31 posted on 03/08/2011 11:08:29 AM PST by Dr. Sheldon Cooper (The truth can indeed be a finger-down-the-throat for those unprepared to hear it.)
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To: kcvl

I have an idea. If the Hill Dems are so afraid of getting cancer from styrofoam cups, they should consider how bad drinking water or breathing air is in DC. They should go home! Stay there, where it’s nice and safe and they can drink from china cups.


32 posted on 03/08/2011 11:08:42 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: kcvl

Sounds like a Charlie Sheen moment to me..

Get a glass cup and use that idiots golly gee do I have to tell you idiots everything..


33 posted on 03/08/2011 11:09:13 AM PST by PLD
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To: kcvl

I love it when Democrats call Republicans anti-scientific: these jerkweeds are clearly unaware that they’re ingesting orders of magnitudes more potential carcinogens in the coffee they’re drinking than they are from any trace materials that might - might - be leached from the styrofoam.


34 posted on 03/08/2011 11:12:21 AM PST by Stosh
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To: skr
A true environmentalist would bring his own washable cup.

We all have our own washable cups at work. We also found out that it is an OSHA violation to not have them marked with our names and have to provide disposable cups for visitors.

35 posted on 03/08/2011 11:12:53 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Don't let the SRM pick our candidates again.)
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To: Jim Robinson

You owe me a keyboard.


36 posted on 03/08/2011 11:13:02 AM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: AU72

Nancy Pelosi’s “Green the Capitol” Initiative Turns out to be Massive Waste of Resources

The LA Times has an excellent report detailing the miserable failure of Nancy Pelosi’s “Green the Capitol” initiative which involved using “cornstarch-based knives, forks and spoons” instead of plastic. Per all supposed “green initiatives,” rather than save resources, it wasted them, en masse.

It turns out that the composting program not only cost the House an estimated $475,000 a year (according to the House inspector general) but actually increased energy consumption in the form of “additional energy for the pulping process and the increased hauling distance to the composting facility,” according to a news release from Lungren.

As far as carbon emissions were concerned, Lungren concluded that the reduction was the “nominal ... equivalent to removing one car from the road each year.” He plans to switch the House to an alternate waste-management system recommended by the Architect of the Capitol, in which dining-service trash would be incinerated and the heat energy captured.

http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=34537


37 posted on 03/08/2011 11:14:15 AM PST by kcvl
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I’ll bet these people are afraid of their underpants.

Metros......


38 posted on 03/08/2011 11:15:13 AM PST by texmexis best
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To: Col Frank Slade

now that’s insulting to all pre-k-ers out there;-)


39 posted on 03/08/2011 11:23:35 AM PST by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: kcvl

I hate the paper ones. If you don’t have a plastic top on them, the paper “lip” unrolls in your mouth with the wet heat.

There is a very simple solution. Bring your own travel drink mug, such as dunkin donuts or 7-11 provides. That is the most “green” thing to do of all.

However that won’t work because the REAL socialists have a thing about being provided free stuff by the government.

I remember in David Horowitz’s book “Radical Son”, his communist parents and their friends protested because they DIDNT want to own their homes, they wanted the government to own their homes and they live in them free.


40 posted on 03/08/2011 11:24:11 AM PST by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: kcvl
The letter asks Boehner to reconsider the switch away from recyclable...

WHAT??!? Switch away from recyclable? These monsters are deliberately trying to kill us all with global warming and turn Mother Gaia into a trashpile! They're killing the polar bears, that's what they're doing!! They're evil, slimy KKKorporate operatives in bed with Big Oil, Big Plastic, and Big Union Sanitation Engineers!!!

I'm oppressed.

But I had this idea, see...we make plates and cups out of, oh, I dunno, fired clay, and after we use them we wash them. It's sustainable, guys. Sustainable.

41 posted on 03/08/2011 11:24:48 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: kcvl
Gee, who is paying for what goes in the cup?
I say cut all freebies to RATs, WE WON!
42 posted on 03/08/2011 11:29:06 AM PST by MaxMax
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To: jazusamo
Pelosi needles GOP over return of styrofoam cups

The top Democrat and former Speaker said that the House will now send 535 more tons of waste to landfills due to a change in policy under the GOP-held House.


Five hundred and thirty five tons of Styrofoam works out to 138,961,038.96 cups based on 3.5g/cup.

That works out to 259,740.25 cups for each member of Congress.

I get the feeling she's exaggerating.

43 posted on 03/08/2011 11:31:26 AM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: kcvl
A group of Democrats complain Styrofoam cups in the House cafeteria could contain carcinogens.

Mindless superstition, as are many environmentalist concerns these days.
44 posted on 03/08/2011 11:32:22 AM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Mr. Mojo
These freaking dimwits can't even manage their own coffee breaks, yet they want to micro-manage every aspect our lives.

In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem. From time to time we've been tempted to believe that society has become too complex to be managed by self-rule, that government by an elite group is superior to government for, by, and of the people. Well, if no one among us is capable of governing himself, then who among us has the capacity to govern someone else? ~~Ronald Reagan

45 posted on 03/08/2011 11:32:50 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: MaxMax

If they are whining about such insignificant crap can you imagine what will happen if there are REAL CUTS?!


46 posted on 03/08/2011 11:33:07 AM PST by kcvl
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To: Jim Robinson
Somebody tell these dimwits not to eat the cups.

No, tell them that paint chips make a tasty desert...

47 posted on 03/08/2011 11:34:20 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (I am declaring 2011 the year of ME.)
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To: raybbr

She is lying!

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Nancy Pelosi’s “Green the Capitol” Initiative Turns out to be Massive Waste of Resources

The LA Times has an excellent report detailing the miserable failure of Nancy Pelosi’s “Green the Capitol” initiative which involved using “cornstarch-based knives, forks and spoons” instead of plastic. Per all supposed “green initiatives,” rather than save resources, it wasted them, en masse.

It turns out that the composting program not only cost the House an estimated $475,000 a year (according to the House inspector general) but actually increased energy consumption in the form of “additional energy for the pulping process and the increased hauling distance to the composting facility,” according to a news release from Lungren.

As far as carbon emissions were concerned, Lungren concluded that the reduction was the “nominal ... equivalent to removing one car from the road each year.” He plans to switch the House to an alternate waste-management system recommended by the Architect of the Capitol, in which dining-service trash would be incinerated and the heat energy captured.

http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=34537


48 posted on 03/08/2011 11:34:44 AM PST by kcvl
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To: kcvl

Hint to the dems...BRING your own cup! DUH


49 posted on 03/08/2011 11:35:22 AM PST by chris_bdba
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To: kcvl

Dems, bring your own cups from home and we, the taxpayers, will stop buying styrocups for your cafeteria...how about that?


50 posted on 03/08/2011 11:35:22 AM PST by hattend (Obama got his 3am call about Egypt. The call went right to the answering machine.- Sarah Palin)
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