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San Francisco expands plastic-bag ban
GOPUSA ^ | February 8, 2012 | AP Staff

Posted on 02/10/2012 11:12:35 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Shoppers in San Francisco will have to pay 10 cents per bag and more retailers are now banned from handing out plastic bags under a proposal approved Tuesday by the city's Board of Supervisors.

San Francisco already bans large grocery stores and chain pharmacies from using plastic bags, which are blamed for clogging landfills and waterways. The proposal extends that ban to restaurants and to gift shops, hardware stores, boutiques and other retailers.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ban; nannystate; plasticbags; tax

1 posted on 02/10/2012 11:12:39 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Eric Blair 2084; SheLion; Gabz; Hank Kerchief; 383rr; libertarian27; traviskicks; bamahead; CSM; ...

Here we go again...

Nanny State PING!


2 posted on 02/10/2012 11:14:35 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

So they would rather kill the rainforest and/or spread samonela via the “green” reusable bags they are pushing, go figure......


3 posted on 02/10/2012 11:18:39 AM PST by sniper63 (If Obama pats himself on the back anymore, his shoulder will dislocate.....)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Doesn’t Nancy Pelosi qualify as a plastic bag?


4 posted on 02/10/2012 11:20:52 AM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
I have a plastic bag for 'em.


5 posted on 02/10/2012 11:22:04 AM PST by Drill Thrawl (The damage is too extensive. Burn it down and start over.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

They start with the plastic bags. Gotta “save da planet” don’t ya know. Next will be all thing plastic.


6 posted on 02/10/2012 11:23:34 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (So just where does the "buck stop" at the Department of "Justice"?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Okay, I know this is going to surprise some people, but I don’t particularly blame the politicians in San Francisco on this one.

How would any of us like to be a politician with their record, and have so many perfect head-sized plastic bags out there a citizen could find a reasoned use for, if they ever woke up?


7 posted on 02/10/2012 11:24:29 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Abortion? No. Gov't heath care? No. Gore on warming? No. McCain on immigration? No.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
San Francisco already bans large grocery stores and chain pharmacies from using plastic bags, which are blamed for clogging landfills and waterways.

Landfills? Isn't that where plastic bags go to die?

Anyone ever see a waterway 'clogged' up with plastic bags?

8 posted on 02/10/2012 11:29:29 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

If they are so concerned with plastic bags filling up landfills , then why do they demand that all trash be placed in a large plastic bag?


9 posted on 02/10/2012 11:30:54 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

This bans the stores from giving you any kind of bag at all...

Not just plastic...


10 posted on 02/10/2012 11:34:42 AM PST by ltc8k6
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“My name is Decker. I’m a Bag Runner. I look for people with plastic bags and then I shoot them. We call this ‘recycling’.”


11 posted on 02/10/2012 11:42:49 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

New song: “I Left My Plastic Bag in San Francisco.”


12 posted on 02/10/2012 11:43:56 AM PST by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: jonrick46

Does the bag ban apply to the liberal newspapers who bag their papers in the rain?


13 posted on 02/10/2012 11:46:06 AM PST by aimhigh
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

What do San Franciscans use for pooper scooper bags in SF? -Either from walking their dogs or scooping out the litter box?

Do they have to buy plastic bags specially designated for that use?


14 posted on 02/10/2012 11:49:44 AM PST by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - REPEAL, DEFUND Obamacare!)
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To: SpaceBar

No, she’s just an old bag.


15 posted on 02/10/2012 12:09:45 PM PST by donhunt (Certified and proud "Son of a Bitch".)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

These are the same people who forced plastic bags on us 30 years ago.


16 posted on 02/10/2012 12:10:07 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: aimhigh
Does the bag ban apply to the liberal newspapers who bag their papers in the rain?

No silly. Laws do not apply to elitists.

17 posted on 02/10/2012 12:12:52 PM PST by Drill Thrawl (The damage is too extensive. Burn it down and start over.)
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18 posted on 02/10/2012 12:39:51 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I wonder what the definition of a plastic bag in the law is? A condom is really just a plastic bag isn’t it? Are they banning condoms in gay San Francisco?


19 posted on 02/10/2012 1:15:17 PM PST by JeanLM (Obama proves melanin is not enough)
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To: aimhigh

I work for a company that tosses plastic wrap, styrofoam and plastic banding into a dumpster (30’ x 12’ x 10’) until it is nearly full every day. I bet other industrial plants are tossing out similar things made of plastic. If these environweenes want to do something with plastic waste, why not use it to generate electricity? If not that, we should turn it into boats and ships these nitwits to a country where they would feel happy.


20 posted on 02/10/2012 1:53:57 PM PST by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Bad news for Mittens. As a plastic wind bag he won’t be able to visit all his usual bath houses now.


21 posted on 02/10/2012 4:01:58 PM PST by Sirius Lee (I guess I just don't much care for Mitt - neither his policies nor the man)
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To: sniper63
So they would rather kill the rainforest and/or spread samonela via the “green” reusable bags they are pushing, go figure......

No price is too high [for you] to pay when a liberals wants to feel good about themselves, and in control of YOUR actions.

22 posted on 02/10/2012 7:24:44 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thanks for the ping!


23 posted on 02/10/2012 9:52:36 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: FlingWingFlyer

They actually started by banning paper bags in they 80’s. That was to combat the coming ice age, so we all went to the crappy plastic bags. Can I officially blame the for “globull warming?” This is just more proof that statists never stop!


24 posted on 02/11/2012 4:24:30 PM PST by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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