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Deal Reached To Ban Plastic Grocery Bags In Calif.
AP) ^ | January 23, 2014 7:31 PM

Posted on 01/23/2014 8:57:25 PM PST by BenLurkin

Key California legislators have reached an agreement that could lead to a statewide ban on carry-out plastic bags at supermarkets, liquor stores and pharmacies by 2016, officials said Thursday.

(Excerpt) Read more at losangeles.cbslocal.com ...


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The eco-kooks continue to tighten their grip on the throats of Californians.
1 posted on 01/23/2014 8:57:25 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Is this all the fruitcake politicians in California have to do?


2 posted on 01/23/2014 8:59:07 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare. The "global warming" of healthcare plans.)
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To: BenLurkin

1) Boy I am really glad I got out.

2) That’s what happens when the libs control everything and with a super majority. If you don’t want the US to look like Virginia and California and New York it is time to come together as conservatives and stand our ground and march forward. We can’t afford to bicker amongst ourselves at this moment. We MUST take our country back


3 posted on 01/23/2014 9:00:58 PM PST by Nifster
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To: BenLurkin

Someday we will ban politicians. With extreme prejudice.


4 posted on 01/23/2014 9:01:28 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (“Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it and at whom it is aimed.”— Joseph Sta)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

They’re in session the year around and have 365 days to think up stuff like this to make into laws.


5 posted on 01/23/2014 9:02:40 PM PST by TaMoDee (Go Pack Go! The Pack will be back in 2014!)
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To: BenLurkin

Don’t want something, just ban it... crazy.

Tax the bags. Sell the bags. If someone is recycle-crazy, good for them. But don’t ban one of the best inventions shoppers have ever known. Really want a scheme? Reward stores that make cardboard boxes available at the register (most get many products in these boxes, free, anyhow).


6 posted on 01/23/2014 9:03:01 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar for you if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: BenLurkin
I'm going to buy a lifetime supply, they are pretty cheap by the 1,000.

Take our own to the market and make them fill them.

We line our trash cans with them and put used cat liter in them and THEN SEND THEM TO THE DUMP!!!!

7 posted on 01/23/2014 9:03:02 PM PST by dalereed
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“Is this all the fruitcake politicians in California have to do?”

Oh no! I wish that was all they were up to. They feel compelled to delve into every aspect of our lives.


8 posted on 01/23/2014 9:04:29 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (This is not just stupid, we're talking Democrat stupid here.)
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To: BenLurkin

They need to get rid of the plastic bags so that there is room for all the plastic gloves.


9 posted on 01/23/2014 9:06:37 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: TaMoDee

I think I heard that CA had 800 new laws go into effect in Jan.


10 posted on 01/23/2014 9:07:47 PM PST by digger48
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To: HiTech RedNeck
I go to aldis and carry a denim bag with me. Be creative...make your own...even if it looks like cr**...no one cares.

I have a canvas bag from Barnes and Noble...makes me look like I'm smart. Better than those Gold stars on my forehead.

11 posted on 01/23/2014 9:09:26 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: BenLurkin

It says customers would be charged for the green bags, but nothing stop them from bringing in their own plastic bags.

Those bags add up. I would reuse them till theybreak.


12 posted on 01/23/2014 9:11:04 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: BenLurkin

I anticipated this and have been hoarding plastic bags for months.


13 posted on 01/23/2014 9:11:22 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: BenLurkin

Politicians in Sacramento are proof that Liberalism is a mental disorder. When not destroying the state of CA, they’re servicing each other, wanna bet?


14 posted on 01/23/2014 9:11:38 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: BenLurkin

We are the Occupied Territories here. Gives me a chance to chortle as I bring my plastic bags, purchased at Amazon for $15, to the store. I sometimes tease about selling them to shoppers out in the parking lot. Of course, there are Free Zones - one about 3 miles from here - where they give you plastic bags! It’s very confusing, EXTREMELY STUPID.


15 posted on 01/23/2014 9:13:51 PM PST by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
But don’t ban one of the best inventions shoppers have ever known.

In areas where the bags are already banned, they charge $.10 or $.25 for a paper bag. That charge is sure to rise, and before you can turn around, they'll be charging a dollar or more for something that was once free.

16 posted on 01/23/2014 9:15:27 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: BenLurkin

There is a coastal city in Oregon where NO BAGS are allowed in ANY store, food, clothing, etc....


17 posted on 01/23/2014 9:16:24 PM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: BenLurkin
I have a cloth bag with a big "Haliburton" logo on it that I got at a trade show during the Bush years.

I like to use that that one just to irritate the neo-progs.

18 posted on 01/23/2014 9:19:05 PM PST by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.)
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To: BenLurkin

At what point do we just start ignoring all these stupid laws? They can’t put us all in jail.


19 posted on 01/23/2014 9:21:45 PM PST by Yogafist
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To: BenLurkin

My solution (I’m in CA and work in a city with a bag ban—SF—and live in a county with a bag ban—Alameda): I now do nearly 100% of my non-grocery shopping via Amazon prime, which delivers nearly anything in 2 days. I end up with a lot of cardboard boxes to break down. I get groceries delivered right to my door with Safeway.com. I have a big family and don’t want to mess around with cloth re-usable bags, pay for paper bags, etc.

All the bag bans do is turn people even more to online ordering.


20 posted on 01/23/2014 9:25:56 PM PST by olivia3boys
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Well, reusable bags are prone to bacterial growth making this decision an unhealthy one.


21 posted on 01/23/2014 9:27:03 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: BenLurkin

Also, I hate this “single use” terminology—many people reuse plastic bags as described in the posts above already. Like for picking up dog poop. Or for packing school lunches for teen boys (brown paper bags aren’t big enough for the quantity of food they eat).


22 posted on 01/23/2014 9:29:39 PM PST by olivia3boys
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To: Sacajaweau

Yeah, about that....

What’s in your shopping bag? Bacteria

Consider: “Reusable” doesn’t mean “self-cleaning.”

Researchers at the University of Arizona and Loma Linda University queried shoppers headed into grocery stores in California and Arizona, asking them if they wash those reusable bags.

The researchers were likely met with a lot of blank looks. Most shoppers — 97%, in fact — reported that they do not regularly, if ever, wash the bags.

Further, three-fourths acknowledged that they don’t use separate bags for meats and for vegetables, and about a third said they used the bags for, well, all sorts of things (storing snacks, toting books). You can see where this is going.

The researchers tested 84 of the bags for bacteria. They found whopping amounts in all but one bag, and coliform bacteria (suggesting raw-meat or uncooked-food contamination) in half. And yes, the much-feared E. coli was among them — in 12% of the bags.

Here’s the full report, (yes it’s a long title)Assessment of the Potential for Cross Contamination of Food Products by Reusable Shopping Bags.

For more on food-borne illness check out the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


23 posted on 01/23/2014 9:30:37 PM PST by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms in Dixie!)
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To: dalereed

With plastic bags prohibited, stores could sell recycled-paper or reusable bags for at least 10 cents each!!!

Those people are stark raving mad and power hungry!


24 posted on 01/23/2014 9:34:37 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

They are not allowed to sell bags for profit. The money goes to some charitable fund.

I bought about $40 worth of bags which are almost always at home or in the trunk when I shop.

Bags are packed poorly. Paper bags are good explosion devices. Any large bag is over filled so that I cannot lift it.

Grrr …

Why must I walk around everywhere dragging several unwashed canvas bags behind me?


25 posted on 01/23/2014 9:45:15 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BenLurkin
SAVE THE TREES! has fallen and now we are to save....what? the Plastics?

It was years ago IMPERATIVE that we refrain from the use of Paper Bags...and thus we were slammed into The Era Of The Plastic Bag. Now some decades later plastic has become our ENEMY?

SAVE The Naugha


26 posted on 01/23/2014 9:46:23 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: Michael.SF.

ahahaha I WANT ONE! at least one!


27 posted on 01/23/2014 9:47:12 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: BenLurkin

Some stores are now “encouraging” the use of your own totes by loading your purchases in flimsy plastic bags whose seams rip before you exit the store. There’s one store I go to that charges you if you bring no bag from home but if you buy more merchandise than will fit in the bag(s) you’ve brought, they won’t charge for supplying the additional sacks.


28 posted on 01/23/2014 9:47:38 PM PST by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: BunnySlippers

This is crazy.
CA is terribly over-regulated.


29 posted on 01/23/2014 9:48:57 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Sacajaweau

I go to aldis and carry a denim bag with me. Be creative...make your own...”

Lady in front of me at the store had several rolls of plastic wrap and two sets of plastic storage dishes in addition to a box of plastic sandwich bags and several boxes of food sealed in plastic. I don’t buy plastic wrap and still have some of my mom’s old Tupperware dishes which get a lot of use for storage. The logic of all of this somehow escapes me.


30 posted on 01/23/2014 9:52:06 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Gene Eric

there will still be plastic bags for vegetables.

the shopping bag is the only plastic bag being banned

we USE far more plastic when we use those fruit and vegetable bags

this law is simply utter nonsense and doesnt even address the so called issue forthrightly.


31 posted on 01/23/2014 9:55:18 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Target will take 5 cents off your purchase for every bag you bring for your purchase.


32 posted on 01/23/2014 10:03:15 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: BenLurkin

Those bags gotta go. They create a real mess. There is a lot of paper and other plastic trash but nothing stands out or is harder to clean up than those plastic bags.


33 posted on 01/23/2014 10:11:19 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

Tough.


34 posted on 01/23/2014 10:14:50 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Kozak
I'm well aware of the germ info. They're all over the place. E coli...all over the place, too.

Probably should wash our shoes before we enter our front door....and the interior of our car...and......

35 posted on 01/23/2014 10:20:53 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: olivia3boys

Thanks for the idea. How do Amazon Prime prices compare to the local Safeway or even wallmart?

I will never use those disgusting reusable grocery bags.

It’s my feeling that they want to make us feel poor before they actually make us poor.


36 posted on 01/23/2014 10:31:33 PM PST by crusher2013
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To: TaMoDee

Your point is well-taken. Legislative action....even down to the state level....is now almost a full-time job. Some states are fortunate....they have a defined session which lasts X number of days. Only the governor can call them back, and he’s got a limit on how many and for what reason.

Generally....I’m feeling like every state ought to define it’s legislative process and give them two periods a year (sixty days each). There’s only so much you can accomplish, and it’ll be a more reasonable and productive session. I’d even suggest this for the US House folks sitting in DC. There’s no reason their job should be full-time.


37 posted on 01/23/2014 11:08:21 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: gunsequalfreedom

In our household, “throw away” grocery bags have dozens of uses. If we didn’t get them at the stores, we’d probably be buying them in bulk, periodically. If we accumulate too many, I use them as packing material — preferably for people in bag ban areas.

Now, if you want to increase penalties for littering, that’s fine with me. Maybe I’ll need fewer grocery bags for my excursions along the road along our property to pick up all the trash people toss out there...


38 posted on 01/23/2014 11:38:38 PM PST by Paul R. (We are in a break in an Ice Age. A brief break at that...)
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To: BenLurkin

Originally plastic was to replace paper to save the trees...


39 posted on 01/23/2014 11:47:00 PM PST by D Rider (Don't give sharp objects to small children)
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To: BenLurkin

Liberal busybodies will eventually have to be rounded up.


40 posted on 01/24/2014 12:21:57 AM PST by SpaceBar
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To: BenLurkin

Didn’t legislation to ban paper bags begin in California, and they mandated everyone go to recyclable plastic bags?

The farms here are littered with the plastic bags, they are all over the place.

Our local store charges 10 cents per paper bag, and they don’t know how to load them like the old days. Nice and square they were, bread on top. Now they just jam the crap in there.


41 posted on 01/24/2014 12:22:17 AM PST by esoxmagnum (Turtles don't win fights. Victory belongs to the aggressor, not the guy hiding in a bunker.)
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To: Kozak

I read once where shopping carts are the filthiest thing in the store. The handles are covered in all sorts of horrible germs, especially those with the fold out child seats, where kids sit in their diapers.

No idea if this is an urban legend or not, but it does make sense.


42 posted on 01/24/2014 12:24:11 AM PST by esoxmagnum (Turtles don't win fights. Victory belongs to the aggressor, not the guy hiding in a bunker.)
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To: onyx

I am in California and that is exactly what they do now. No plastic bags but they will sell you a paper bag for ten cents.
This is in effect even at the mall if you buy clothes or shoes either you pay for a paper bag or you bring your own. I believe in a few years the price for the bags is going up and they rally want even the paper bags banned it is a joke.
I suppose they want us to carry the food and products we buy on our head like you would see in Africa or an old Tarzan movie.
Besides the bag ban next thing they are going to try is getting you out of your cars they have started in my city. They are pushing bikes and taking lanes away and replacing them with bike lines and no this is not a joke.


43 posted on 01/24/2014 1:19:38 AM PST by funfan
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To: BenLurkin

Just ban groceries and grocery stores in California. Problem solved.


44 posted on 01/24/2014 2:24:08 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: BenLurkin

All the problems in this state and the freakin politicians ban plastic bags-yah “they are on it”.(/s)


45 posted on 01/24/2014 2:30:19 AM PST by Pajamajan (Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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To: funfan

Besides the bag ban next thing they are going to try is getting you out of your cars they have started in my city. They are pushing bikes and taking lanes away and replacing them with bike lines and no this is not a joke.


Then you’ll soon be like that ‘mecca’ of liberalism, New York City, where they shop nearly everyday in small quantities because they have to walk or use public transportation for the most part. Especially in Manhattan.


46 posted on 01/24/2014 4:04:46 AM PST by The Working Man
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To: BenLurkin

California fruitcakes are worried about plastic bags but not worried about taxes.


47 posted on 01/24/2014 4:16:28 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (2014theyearofdeadRINOs)
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Deal Reached To Ban Plastic Grocery Bags In Calif.

fixed

48 posted on 01/24/2014 4:21:02 AM PST by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: goodnesswins
There is a coastal city in Oregon where NO BAGS are allowed in ANY store, food, clothing, etc....

We got it covered


49 posted on 01/24/2014 4:26:41 AM PST by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: BenLurkin

But Plastic Surgery to continue unabated.....


50 posted on 01/24/2014 4:34:44 AM PST by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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