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Bloomberg Plan Aims To Require Food Composting
New York Times ^ | June 17, 2013 | Mireya Navarro

Posted on 06/17/2013 4:44:26 AM PDT by Biggirl

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, who has tried to curb soda consumption, ban smoking in parks and encourage bike riding, is taking on a new cause: requiring New Yorkers to separate their food scraps for composting.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: biogas; bloomberg; bloomingidiot; bloominidiotberg; bloomturd; bullystate; compost; food; foodrecycling; nannystate; recycle
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1 posted on 06/17/2013 4:44:26 AM PDT by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl

Just a few more steps to utopia.


2 posted on 06/17/2013 4:46:35 AM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: Biggirl

RATS the size of DOGS.....Well, it IS a RAT CITY!!


3 posted on 06/17/2013 4:47:36 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Biggirl

The guy really is nuts. Why does he want to control every aspect of everyone’s life?


4 posted on 06/17/2013 4:47:42 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Biggirl

He really is a recurring nightmare.


5 posted on 06/17/2013 4:48:25 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Let’s just say that Mayor Bloomberg has “lost it”.


6 posted on 06/17/2013 4:48:56 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

This guy is demented.

Worrying about ridiculous things like this when people are dropping like flies of late by gunfire.


7 posted on 06/17/2013 4:49:56 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Why does he (Bloomburg) want to control every aspect of everyone's life?

Because he knows what's best for us. (sarcasm)

8 posted on 06/17/2013 4:50:07 AM PDT by grania
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To: Biggirl

Not sure he ever had it.


9 posted on 06/17/2013 4:51:22 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Biggirl
Is there anything Bloomberg isn't meddling in?

Well, yes. The socialism and communism of America does not concern him. The police-state NSA eavesdropping worries him not a whit. He could care less about urban mob violence directed against whites. The horrific US debt-to-income ratio troubles him not. He does not care about the administration running guns to Mexican drug cartels. Talk about Obama stepping on the Constitution troubles him not.

So I guess Bloomberg DOES stay out of certain matters. I stand corrected.

10 posted on 06/17/2013 4:52:44 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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To: Biggirl

What about all that nasty carbon based methane gas that composting produces?


11 posted on 06/17/2013 4:53:29 AM PDT by IamConservative (The soul of my lifes journey is Liberty!)
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To: Biggirl
"Let’s just say that Mayor Bloomberg has “lost it”."

I don't know that he ever "had" it, at least when it comes to governing. Bloomie had one good business idea, once. He's has had an awful lot of bad ideas since then.

12 posted on 06/17/2013 4:54:00 AM PDT 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: Biggirl

I’m sure Bloomie composts every scrap of food he throws out whenever he’s staying at his estate in Bermuda: http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2010/04/bloomberg.html


13 posted on 06/17/2013 4:56:00 AM PDT by Stosh
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To: Biggirl
Composting in what back yards? What about the high rise apartment buildings? How does this work? Does he just want the rats fed? This makes no sense. When I think of him I think of this song: They're coming to take me away ho ho he he ha ha....to the funny farm.....they better come soon for him.
14 posted on 06/17/2013 4:57:33 AM PDT by tioga
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To: Biggirl

This is already happening in England. There are towns where the local council is requiring upwards of 7 or 8 bins- and heaven help you if you sort things into the wrong container. Fines and no trash pick up til you sort it properly. Makes you wonder why Bloomberg doesn’t just emigrate....


15 posted on 06/17/2013 4:57:34 AM PDT by Eepsy
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To: Biggirl
Here's my (now closed) Family Farm's compost pile (2 employees for scale on size) of 5-6,000 tons. Food composting is a LOT different than garden/field waste & green debris composting. Doing that indoors is NUTZ! Composting requires full sun (heat) to get temps up to 150°F+ to kill bacteria, or you'll have a stinky, very unsanitary mess in the apartment's storage bins. Also, bones, meat & some other food scraps etc don't compost; they just draw rats.


16 posted on 06/17/2013 4:58:15 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: Biggirl

I am sure the Harlemites will comply/s


17 posted on 06/17/2013 4:59:54 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: ilovesarah2012
He needs a legacy and in the echo chamber he lives his worshipers tell him he's
always right, because they want his money. So he most likely believes he's doing
the right thing and monuments will be built in his honor after he's dead.

I have no idea what the guy has accomplished in his life.
Don't really care either.

18 posted on 06/17/2013 5:00:11 AM PDT by MaxMax
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To: Biggirl
I wish Bloomberg and Gore would go compost themselves...
19 posted on 06/17/2013 5:02:31 AM PDT by Average Al ( Our founder fathers never knew we could fail due to a Techtatorship.)
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To: Biggirl
Some suggestions for Bloomberg:

Require separate toilets for each bodily function.

Require New Yorkers pray towards Gracie Mansion six (which is one more than five) times a day.

Outlaw pig Latin as anti-Semitic.

New York light fixtures must be replaced with ones where the bulbs screw in counterclockwise.

Water heaters must have a maximum temperature of 98.5 degrees.

No dogs over 20 pounds.

All New York phone calls must be routed to the NYPD instead of the NSA.

Dogs may only play canasta or bridge in artwork in New York.

Any television shows broadcast in New York must be redubbed if they say people are standing “in line” rather than proper New Yorkese “on line”.

20 posted on 06/17/2013 5:03:59 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (This message has been recorded but not approved by Obama's StasiNet. Read it at your peril.)
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To: headstamp 2
Worrying about ridiculous things like this when people are dropping like flies of late by gunfire.

In that case composting is even more important.

21 posted on 06/17/2013 5:05:58 AM PDT by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: Biggirl

HAHAHA. Can’t wait to see composters in those tiny studio apartments.


22 posted on 06/17/2013 5:07:22 AM PDT by dinodino
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To: Biggirl

Change the name of NYC to DISTRICT 13 (read “Mockingjay”)

Bloomie would be happy to have uber-control over sloppy selfish greedy obese citizens


23 posted on 06/17/2013 5:07:45 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: ilovesarah2012
"The guy really is nuts. Why does he want to control every aspect of everyone’s life?"

In related news, Bloomberg has bought the old Wham-O factory in the Bronx, the one which used to make Hula-Hoops. He plans to begin manufacturing as soon as the equipment is refurbished.

The Mayor was quoted as saying, "One can NEVER have too many hoops for New Yorkers to jump through."

/s


24 posted on 06/17/2013 5:09:22 AM PDT by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: MaxMax

A sure sign that Mayor Bloomberg is fading fast.


25 posted on 06/17/2013 5:09:39 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl
Aren't New Yorkers spending enough time sorting their trash already?
10 million people SAVING all their food scraps to put on the curb on a hot afternoon.
No health risk here. NYC already stinks.

26 posted on 06/17/2013 5:10:53 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Biggirl

No problem. Toss the garbage in the alley and let it rot.


27 posted on 06/17/2013 5:12:12 AM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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Hey Bloomey the Garbage Disposer was invented in 1927.


28 posted on 06/17/2013 5:23:54 AM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: Biggirl

And the sheeple go along with it.


29 posted on 06/17/2013 5:26:09 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: Biggirl

You know what the funny thing is?

Garbage disposals are OUTLAWED in NYC because the garbage collectors’ union thought they would negatively impact their business.

Ah... government... is there anything it can’t do?


30 posted on 06/17/2013 5:28:37 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: BitWielder1

I’m sure that this will provide meaningful work for all the residents of his re-education camps.


31 posted on 06/17/2013 5:29:13 AM PDT by Pecos (If more sane people carried guns, fewer crazies would get off a second shot.)
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To: Ann Archy

“RATS the size of DOGS.....”

That’s just ridiculous.

The maggots will have the rats down to bones before they’re much bigger than a cat.


32 posted on 06/17/2013 5:33:01 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Biggirl
as much as i cant stand the ahole - composting food waste makes excellent sense - NYC has a huge waste problem and a primary source of NYC's rat problem is food/refuse related. Ive got no issue with composting -

That said - it shouldnt be mandated by govt, implemented by union hacks and paid for on the backs of joe citizen

33 posted on 06/17/2013 5:34:20 AM PDT by Revelation 911 (hump scratching n'er do well.....all strung out on chicken wings and venison jerky)
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To: Biggirl

Good Lord at the bacteria that will breed!! Do they disinfect the garbage cans for collection each time?

Super monster bacteria dead ahead.

Oh and rats bigger than your head.

I just made a composting rhyme.


34 posted on 06/17/2013 5:35:39 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Conserev1

Yeah, if they’d ALLOW disposers, they could put a digester in at the local water treatment plant and do it MUCH more efficiently,

AND they could use the natural gas (methane) produced in the digesting process to produce electricity to run the water treatment plant.

But NOOOOOO.... the garbage unions got the city gov’t to outlaw disposers.


35 posted on 06/17/2013 5:40:53 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Biggirl

what they don’t have garbage disposals in New York?


36 posted on 06/17/2013 5:50:08 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Eepsy

Wheelie bins:
Grey, General waste.
Green, Mixed recycling.
Brown, Garden waste.
Dark green, Food waste.

What colours can you bring to the party? :)


37 posted on 06/17/2013 5:55:38 AM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. This is not the post you are looking for ....move along now....)
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To: moose07

Los Angeles Times, October 12, 1997

N.Y. garbage disposal ban lifted

http://www.theplumber.com/disposal.html


38 posted on 06/17/2013 6:03:08 AM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: ilovesarah2012
The guy really is nuts. Why does he want to control every aspect of everyone’s life?

He exactly represents the majority of New Yorkers. They're nuts, and they want to control every aspect of everyone's life especially us unenlightened peasants who live in fly over country.

39 posted on 06/17/2013 6:03:53 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Biggirl

Not insane. Just 100% liberal. Liberalism often is hard to distinguish from insanity.


40 posted on 06/17/2013 6:14:03 AM PDT by I want the USA back (If I Pi$$ed off just one liberal today my mission has been accomplished.)
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To: Biggirl

And the FIRST thing to compost should be His Dishonor!


41 posted on 06/17/2013 6:18:23 AM PDT by EinNYC
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A cousin of mine and her husband have a cabin in the California costal mountains. At one time they considered installing a composting toilet until further research revealed such things are essentially updated outhouses that require endless servicing and urning of the waste. Bloomturd has come up with an equally pie in the sky idea.


42 posted on 06/17/2013 6:42:55 AM PDT by libstripper
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And what is Bloomturd going to do with it once he has collected it???? I’m sorry, in the country or suburbs where it will be used it’s compost, in NYC it’s still garbage. Who will want it by the truck and barge full? It will wind up in the landfill, after giving a bunch of rats green jobs to sort through it and Bloomturd the sick satisfaction that he has gotten the ciotizens to comply with one of his edicts.


43 posted on 06/17/2013 6:46:42 AM PDT by MomwithHope (Buy and read Ameritopia by Mark Levin!)
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To: Biggirl

People should save their food garbage for a few weeks to let it get really stinky and ship it to his office.


44 posted on 06/17/2013 6:46:54 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Because he is a typical leftist elite liberal who, by ideology, wants to control people’s lives because his view of his own self-importance is so warped that he thinks he knows what is best for everyone else. This guy has a little Napoleon complex and massages his narcissistic ego by finding pleasure in telling others what to do in their personal lives. But he is just one little man. I blame the people of New York who vote him into office, for enabling his boorish behavior.


45 posted on 06/17/2013 6:59:04 AM PDT by HotHunt
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To: I want the USA back

Even when liberals come to completely rational conclusions,
we often see them as “insane” because their starting point from which they reason is flawed and 100% upside down.


46 posted on 06/17/2013 7:00:33 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Biggirl

Bloomberg looks at the Utopia that is San Francisco and follows it’s lead.


47 posted on 06/17/2013 8:26:50 AM PDT by cydcharisse (`)
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a homeless people’s smorgasboard, food composting bins.. Bloomy really cares, y’know.


48 posted on 06/17/2013 9:18:16 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: HotHunt

I agree. Liberals are by definition crazy.


49 posted on 06/17/2013 9:57:45 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: moose07

Mixed recycling? In your dreams! There’s the black bin for glass and tins, the blue bin for newspapers, the blue bag for cardboard and the orange for plastics. If Bloomberg gets wind of the scheme, NYers will find themselves up to their armpits in rubbish receptacles....


50 posted on 06/17/2013 10:11:44 AM PDT by Eepsy
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