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Student Group Tells Santa Fe To Ban Plastic Bags To Help “Everybody In The Universe”
Consumerist ^ | August 17, 2012

Posted on 08/17/2012 12:38:23 PM PDT by SMGFan

Santa Fe believes the children are its future, and as such, its leaders say they are listening very seriously to a group of students who are urging the city to ban plastic bags in grocery stores and other places that use them. The kids have solid reasoning — as one fifth-grader said, "Stop using plastic bags and help everybody in the universe including people who are going to be alive in the future."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: libcity; santafe
Awww, out of the mouths of babes. I believe the children are our future. /s
1 posted on 08/17/2012 12:38:26 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan
Student Group Tells Santa Fe To Ban Plastic Bags To Help “Everybody In The Universe”

I use plastic bags to clean up my dog's poop. Does this mean that "Everybody in the Universe" would rather step in it?

2 posted on 08/17/2012 12:40:54 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that evil, foreign, muslim, usurping bastard out of MY White House!" FUBO GTFO!)
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To: SMGFan
The future looks bleak. And dumb. Very, very dumb.

/johnny

3 posted on 08/17/2012 12:41:31 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: SMGFan

Yea, out of the mouths of babes have they perfected folly.


4 posted on 08/17/2012 12:41:48 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: SMGFan

Stupid people shouldn’t be allowed to breed. Look at the mess they have put us in.


5 posted on 08/17/2012 12:42:13 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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6 posted on 08/17/2012 12:42:33 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: SMGFan

Santa Fe: home of the eternally clueless, lost in the wilds of northern New Mexico... (Used to be Taos, but they all moved south, like the locust...)


7 posted on 08/17/2012 12:44:10 PM PDT by LaRueLaDue
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To: SMGFan

Immediately upon reading the headline the image of a little green man clawing away at a plastic bag stuck over its head popped into my mind :D


8 posted on 08/17/2012 12:44:24 PM PDT by verum ago (A good physical therapist is half friend, half sadist.)
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To: SMGFan

Skulls full of mush


9 posted on 08/17/2012 12:45:47 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Tantaros: "Plainly put, Romney and Ryan can't push granny off the cliff. Obama beat them to it.")
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To: verum ago

poor Marvin the Martian.


10 posted on 08/17/2012 12:46:59 PM PDT by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: SMGFan

So will they be suing paperbags and burlap to carry their hooch and drugs from now on?


11 posted on 08/17/2012 12:48:39 PM PDT by Fred (http://www.obamanomicsoutsourced.com/)
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To: SMGFan

Most experts agree that a ban on plastic won’t help “everybody in th universe”, as the effect on prisoners of the Dark Lord of Rigel 7 will be neglible at best.

FREE RIGEL 7!
FREE RIGEL 7!


12 posted on 08/17/2012 12:50:14 PM PDT by christx30 (Freedom above all.)
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To: NonValueAdded

Skulls full of

“you’re just an accident of time and chance and aren’t anything more special than a dog or a pig or a rat, and your only ‘salvation’ you can seek is in how much you care for the errf”.


13 posted on 08/17/2012 12:51:16 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

Why not a request to require everyone in the “student group” to secure plastic bags over their heads to “help the universe”.

At least it might eventually raise the intelligence level of the area.


14 posted on 08/17/2012 12:54:24 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: SMGFan

Well, that’s a new one. AMERICA IS KILLING THE WHOLE DAMN UNIVERSE.


15 posted on 08/17/2012 12:54:24 PM PDT by arderkrag (ABOs are Romneybot trolls. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: SMGFan

Paper bags have been stigmatized into oblivion. Canvas/reusable bags cultivate weird diseases.

Sorry, kids, living has impact. Living better has more impact. No-impact life isn’t.


16 posted on 08/17/2012 12:56:47 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
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To: SMGFan

Since it’s a 5th grader, I’ll give them a pass. Otherwise, I’d be paging Captain Hyperbole.


17 posted on 08/17/2012 12:57:14 PM PDT by wbill
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To: SMGFan

Everyone in the universe includes those on Uranus.


18 posted on 08/17/2012 12:57:22 PM PDT by bgill
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To: SMGFan
and help everybody in the universe

In the universe? Give me a break. You can't fix stupid, unless you use a gun. BTW, Austin TX is doing the same thing. The city is also spending several thousands of dollars to educate the sheeple why this is a good idea.

19 posted on 08/17/2012 12:58:17 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (RINO season is open. No limit. Make them extinct.)
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To: SMGFan

When you’ve had children, you pick up on the fact that they don’t come up with original ideas very often unless it’s to get something they want from their siblings, or against their parents wishes.

When it comes to matters like this, Children are mirrors, and paintings. They are not natural statesmen.

If they are protesting the use of plastic bags, some brain dead moron adult has been harping on the subject.

I consider adults who do this sort of thing to kids to be child abusers.

There are countless good uses for plastic bags. Just one, to put a sandwich in it to keep fresh and insects and dirt off, is a health related one. Another, to bring home food, so that trees don’t have to be cut down to make a paper bag.

I have a great idea for folks like this.

You’re in a room, and there’s $3,000 dollars in silver coins on the floor. You can only carry all of it out in a paper or plastic bag.

What do you do?

a. use the paper bag causing the slaughter of defenseless trees
b. use the plastic bag and condemn humanity to certain destruction
c. leave the $3 thousand dollars worth of silver there for the next person who can make better decisions


20 posted on 08/17/2012 12:59:21 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Nope 2012)
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To: SMGFan

Where do these kids “learn” this garbage? That’s where the problem begins.


21 posted on 08/17/2012 1:01:05 PM PDT by Dapper 26
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To: SMGFan
Student Group Tells Santa Fe To Ban Plastic Bags To Help “Everybody In The Universe”

"Gee..everyone I know lives in the Universe!"


22 posted on 08/17/2012 1:01:28 PM PDT by BerniesFriend (Sarah Palin-"Lord knows she's attractive" says bitter Andrea Mitchell and the rest of the MSM)
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To: Dapper 26

“Where do these kids “learn” this garbage?”


They’ve been brainwashed by their liberal, ivory tower professors, many of whom have never produced a tangible product or provided a useful service in the real world.


23 posted on 08/17/2012 1:09:55 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: BerniesFriend

I just wanna live long enough to see all these wingnuts just disappear. Every liberal, every tree-hugger, every Marxist feminist, every kooky Harvard professor, and every one of their media lickspittles.


24 posted on 08/17/2012 1:10:07 PM PDT by huckfillary (qual tyo ta)
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To: SMGFan

Ban stores. Then you won’t need bags to put merchandise in.

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It was the previous idiots who got paper replaced with plastic. They are never satisfied.


25 posted on 08/17/2012 1:18:28 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: SMGFan

Excuse me pal, but the least time I vacationed on Trayvon 5 (like how I worked that in?) they use ONLY plastic!!! So there!


26 posted on 08/17/2012 1:31:03 PM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: TomGuy

Shhh Don’t give them any ideas. (not kidding)

@Dapper If their moon bat parents don’t get ‘em, the school system will.

@ my fellow poop scooper They don’t plan on us having dogs/ pets much longer. It’s “inhumane”, you know. /s

And if cannabis (is there another species of suitable hemp, would someone kindly
let me know?) were legal for manufacturing, we wouldn’t be having this- or the tree hugger conversation.

These bags were their (ilk’s) idea in the first place.


27 posted on 08/17/2012 1:31:33 PM PDT by KGeorge
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To: SMGFan

You know, I’m all for “children are our future” and all that, but I am sure am tired of kids having this sense of self-importance all because they make great tools for the left. These little self-designated morally superior snots are just annoying, and would be embarrased if they only understood that they’re just brainwashed useful idiots. At least I hope they would be. They’re usually so blinded by their own brilliance they can’t see anything but their own halos.

I just saw some of this type on “Shark Week” pontificating in all their teenage wisdom about the misunderstood, kindly shark and how we awful evil humans just need to “co-exist” with them. There’s that word again, “co-exist”. Another perfectly good word co-opted into meaningless mush by the left and these little brats who repeat things like trained parrots.


28 posted on 08/17/2012 1:32:23 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: SMGFan
"Stop using plastic bags and help everybody in the universe including people who are going to be alive in the future."

Are you sure this isn't code for banning condoms in order to make sure that people will be alive in the future that otherwise wouldn't but for "plastic bags"?
29 posted on 08/17/2012 1:34:42 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: TomGuy
They are never satisfied.

Yup. Cause their "causes" usually are cleverly-disguised methods of separating America's vast population of rubes from their hard-earned cash.

30 posted on 08/17/2012 1:40:06 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

We live near Pasadena, CA - ‘the Occupied Territories’ I call it - where plastic bags are banned. Now, I can drive two miles west and get my groceries in them, and I can drive two miles east and get plastic bags. But in the sanc timonious city of Pasadena, I can NOT get my groceries in plastic bags. That’s #1 Stupid Thing. #2 is - I could actually buy them at Amazon for $15/5000 and either sell them in front of the stores where it’s illegal to get them, or distribute them free to other ‘inmates.’

Consequences, of course - when I absolutely have to shop in Pasadena, I buy just enough to carry in my arms. If I really want to shop for the week, I drive two miles to the Free Zone and load up. I use, of course, more fossil fuel - and gladly - in order to do this.

It’s Liberal Logic (and I use the term loosely) at its very best. Kind of like letting Brazil drill oil and pollute their waters so as to keep the Gulf pure.


31 posted on 08/17/2012 1:51:01 PM PDT by bboop (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? St. Augustine)
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To: DoughtyOne
Yes, kids are funny. Last year I told my then 4-year old grandson we were going to recycle the newspapers. He said it was good to recycle because then we would not have to cut down trees.

I said that trees give us paper, wood, and other things, and after the trees are cut down new ones are planted so we would have more trees.

He may not have caught on completely but I'm working on him.

32 posted on 08/17/2012 2:02:01 PM PDT by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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To: huckfillary

Sorry, ain’t gonna happen.

“Liberalism” is the political expression of the religion of humanism, which began with the lie “you will be as gods, knowing good and evil” and will only end when its author is banished to the pit forever.


33 posted on 08/17/2012 2:04:56 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: SMGFan
Ya know, kiddies, waaaayyyyy before you were born - you know like in the 1970's--- right after we moved beyond our stone grocery bags, the "smart people" decided that plastic bags would save the world.

When you are old (and yes, if you are fortunate, some day you will be) you will get to tell your grandkids about how the grownups in your life sold you all down the river with lies.

34 posted on 08/17/2012 2:05:03 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom ("Obama has created a government that's not too big to fail, but too big to succeed." Sarah Palin)
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To: SMGFan; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

35 posted on 08/17/2012 2:05:14 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: SMGFan

These kids don’t know any better. They are regurgitating the idiocy fed to them in the state schools.

If my kid tackled me with that, my first question would be, ok, are you going to take on buying with your money the replacement bags? And are you going to wash them? And when the dog poops, how are you going to pick it up and throw it out? You figure it out, and volunteer for the extra work, and then we’ll talk.


36 posted on 08/17/2012 2:12:27 PM PDT 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: SMGFan
The kids have solid reasoning — as one fifth-grader said, "Stop using plastic bags and help everybody in the universe including people who are going to be alive in the future."

Two problems. First, the kids memorized what their government union teachers told them to say. Second, WHERE'S the reasoning? If makes no sense. How is this going to help everybody in the universe?

What cracks me up about it is when I ask people "why no plastic bags," they say they don't break down in a landfill. So what? A lot of things don't break down. Where's the harm? In fact, isn't burying them locking up that nasty carbon? If it broke down, one of the byproducts would be CO2! Isn't that good, according to them?

Years ago some people dug into a landfill and found newspapers from years ago that were still in readable condition. They were horrified that they didn't break down. Again, so what? More CO2 not released.

Aren't some people talking about growing trees and then storing the wood so sequester the carbon?

Why don't they tell the kids to tell people not to make plastic toys, plastic calculators, plastic computers, plastic phones, plastic TVs, etc.?

Just say, "Stop using plastic and help everybody in the universe including people who are going to be alive in the future."

37 posted on 08/17/2012 2:30:06 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
The Marching Morons by Cyril M. Kornbluth, predates Idiocracy by 55 years. And the way things are going, it's not a story any more, if anything it has the future nailed down pat.
38 posted on 08/17/2012 2:47:19 PM PDT by JimC214
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To: ken in texas

Four years old...

Good grief! Good luck Ken. Someone is doing a number on that kid. Sorry to hear it.


39 posted on 08/17/2012 5:48:28 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Nope 2012)
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To: ken in texas

Ken, I should warn you. Saturday morning cartoons are filled with these sorts of messages. You probably already knew, but no use exposing our kids to stuff like this. Of course, it’s your grandson, not directly your charge here.

It’s a full on frontal assault on kids these days.


40 posted on 08/17/2012 5:50:51 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Nope 2012)
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To: DoughtyOne

It’s a full on frontal assault on kids these days.


It’s not enough telling the self esteem bloated heads full of mush they are the “world.” Now they think they are the UNIVERSE. The communist agenda incorporates the word universial into all their political compaigns...

No way would I permit these freaks access to my children. I did not let them watch television that I did not program for them, either.


41 posted on 08/17/2012 6:14:02 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: DoughtyOne
Understand. He's the inquisitive one but generally responds pretty well with the right guidance.

A week after that he asked a question about planets in the solar system so we spent some time at various web sites viewing comparative orbits of all the planets.

42 posted on 08/17/2012 7:29:26 PM PDT by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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To: SaraJohnson

Good for you Sara.


43 posted on 08/17/2012 11:16:30 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Nope 2012)
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To: ken in texas

Cool. That’s fun stuff for kids.


44 posted on 08/17/2012 11:17:10 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Nope 2012)
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