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Town Bans Sale Of Bottled Water
Thebostonchannel.com/WickedLocal.com ^ | 04/26/2012 | uncredited

Posted on 04/26/2012 9:43:32 AM PDT by Abathar

CONCORD, Mass. -- Concord became the first town in the country to ban the sale of single-serving PET bottled water on Wednesday night, our news partner Wicked Local/Concord reported.

After close to two hours of debate, Warrant Article 32, the Drinking Water in Single-Serving PET Bottles Bylaw, narrowly passed by 39 votes during Wednesday’s session of Town Meeting.

The official teller count showed 403 voting in favor, and 364 opposed.

The bottled water bylaw passed at this year’s Town Meeting bans the sale of non-sparkling, unflavored drinking water in single-serving polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles of 1 liter (34 ounces) or less in Concord on or after Jan. 1, 2013.

Supporters say it's the most sweeping water bottle ban passed by any municipality in the nation and will cut down on pollution and limit exposure to toxic chemicals.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: bottledwaterban; envirowhackos; lefties; petbottles
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1 posted on 04/26/2012 9:43:34 AM PDT by Abathar
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To: Abathar

Tonight they vote on a Cat Leash Law. No I’m not kidding.


2 posted on 04/26/2012 9:45:57 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Abathar

They’ll regret that one is they ever have any emergency that cuts off the municipal water supply.


3 posted on 04/26/2012 9:46:15 AM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy (Fight because its right, not because the odds are on your side.)
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To: Abathar
I think all us folks in eastern Massachusetts should make it a point to throw our empty water bottles out while driving through Concord.
4 posted on 04/26/2012 9:46:35 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: Abathar
The bottled water bylaw passed at this year’s Town Meeting bans the sale of non-sparkling, unflavored drinking water in single-serving polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles of 1 liter (34 ounces) or less in Concord on or after Jan. 1, 2013.

Coming next year, the 35 ounce two serving bottle. Share it with a friend - but don't you dare drink it in one shot by yourself.

5 posted on 04/26/2012 9:48:13 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: Idaho_Cowboy

“They’ll regret that one is they ever have any emergency that cuts off the municipal water supply.”

Good point.


6 posted on 04/26/2012 9:48:13 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Stop feeding the beast; spend money only with those who support traditional American values.)
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To: Abathar

Moving East Germany stateside one law at a time!

Yay!


7 posted on 04/26/2012 9:48:39 AM PDT by relictele (We are officially OUT of other people's money!)
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To: Abathar

Everything is super sized nowadays. No reason why water shouldn’t be. Buy a gallon of H2O!

Remember drinking water fountains?
They should bring those back.


8 posted on 04/26/2012 9:49:46 AM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Abathar

Where are the embattled farmers now?


9 posted on 04/26/2012 9:50:17 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Abathar

Given the idiocy of that state, it appears that they may want to give up the local water and start consuming more of the bottled stuff.


10 posted on 04/26/2012 9:50:57 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Abathar

First they came for our cannon and military stores ...


11 posted on 04/26/2012 9:51:35 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Steyn: Obama sez: "Nice little Supreme Court you got here. Shame if anything were to happen to it.")
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To: massgopguy
Tonight they vote on a Cat Leash Law. No I’m not kidding.

You gotta be kitty'ing me!

Well I'm not Kitty'ing here either: Tonight they vote on whether or not to have a local income tax! That's right, in addition to Federal and State.. kind of like BIG cities like NYC do, Concord will vote tonight on the little town having a local income tax. The "rationale" is that it would help "decrease" property taxes. You and I well know, unless it is voted on to REPLACE the property tax, it will be used to MAINTAIN it... and add revenue with income tax.

12 posted on 04/26/2012 9:52:51 AM PDT by C210N (Go Newt!)
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To: Abathar

Population of 17,668 at last census, and this got passed with 403 votes.

I have a feeling a whole lot of the silent majority are regretting not voting today...


13 posted on 04/26/2012 9:54:17 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

Don’t know, but they will be getting thirsty soon.


14 posted on 04/26/2012 9:55:33 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: C210N

I see an exodus of renters from Concord.


15 posted on 04/26/2012 9:56:34 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Abathar

Look for these Concord phonies to be stocking up on bottled water at supermarkets just over the town line.


16 posted on 04/26/2012 9:57:18 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Romney's judicial appointments were more radical than Obama's)
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To: Da Coyote

Well as one living in Arseachusetts and on well water I can assure you it’s not in my water...and my water is almost perfectly balanced, nor hard like most.

A stupid bylaw for sure. Like someone else said, good luck if the SHTF.


17 posted on 04/26/2012 9:57:28 AM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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To: Abathar

Will they allow single serve water in GLASS bottles instead?
I miss Perrier in glass bottles. Doesn’t taste the same.


18 posted on 04/26/2012 9:57:59 AM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: massgopguy
Tonight they vote on a Cat Leash Law. No I’m not kidding.

I am okay with that as long as the cat is strong enough to maintain control of his pet dog on the leash at ALL times. No exceptions.
19 posted on 04/26/2012 9:59:13 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: Abathar
I can't drink that it is a non-sparkling, unflavored drinking water in single-serving polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles of 1 liter (34 ounces) or less. I want cut down on pollution and limit exposure to toxic chemicals to my body.
20 posted on 04/26/2012 10:00:18 AM PDT by ThomasThomas ("Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into!")
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

Why stop with water? Shouldn’t they also be banning soda’s in 16 oz PET bottles?


21 posted on 04/26/2012 10:00:21 AM PDT by KMG365
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

Why stop with water? Shouldn’t they also be banning sodas in 16 oz PET bottles?


22 posted on 04/26/2012 10:00:37 AM PDT by KMG365
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To: KMG365

Yes!
Yes!!
Bring back the sexy little coka-cola glass bottles!

Nostalgic ain’t I? LOL


23 posted on 04/26/2012 10:03:45 AM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Abathar
Will this apply to the concessionaires along Battle Road in Minuteman National Park? Will the rangers ditch PC and assert their Federal authority to avoid tourists dropping from heatstroke?

Will the Coca Cola and Pepsi Cola bottling companies take a second look at their name and go glass? Given the penchant for libs to foul their own nest, will the town be littered with broken glass as an unintended consequence?

Where can I get 35 ounce PET bottles by the caseload? Time to go Thoreau on them!!!

24 posted on 04/26/2012 10:04:02 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Steyn: Obama sez: "Nice little Supreme Court you got here. Shame if anything were to happen to it.")
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To: Abathar

I bet soda sales double after this stupidity.


25 posted on 04/26/2012 10:05:01 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: MichaelCorleone

A couple yrs back there was a huge water main break nearby and they were discussing the bottle band at the time


26 posted on 04/26/2012 10:05:21 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: 1_Rain_Drop
Will they allow single serve water in GLASS bottles instead?

I hope so.

The PET bottles are useless for Molotov cocktails...

27 posted on 04/26/2012 10:15:35 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1192 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Abathar

Conservatives...get out of New England while you still can...


28 posted on 04/26/2012 10:25:04 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: KarlInOhio

LOL. Or have a new flavor of “Coca Cola” that is made with water only. Or have a flavored water that has barely a hint of flavor.


29 posted on 04/26/2012 10:26:19 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: massgopguy
Tonight they vote on a Cat Leash Law. No I’m not kidding.

LOL! (I think you are).

Have you ever tried to secure a cat with a tether of any kind? In my experience, it is a horrific scene. They try and kill themselves by repeatedly and more forcibly running away from the source of the tether. I don't know if a cat can snap it's own neck, but it is painful to watch them try. If you secure a leg.... after a long bout of trying to rip it from their bodies, they'll calmly begin to chew it off. And that's not funny either.

I'm not a cat person, but if you wanted to dispatch the feline, there are more human ways to do it than forcing it to commit suicide.

30 posted on 04/26/2012 10:28:14 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (With regards to the GOP: I am prodisestablishmentarianistic!)
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To: Abathar

Is it ok to sell “water” flavored drinking water in these bottles?

Just asking.


31 posted on 04/26/2012 10:33:09 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (With regards to the GOP: I am prodisestablishmentarianistic!)
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To: Abathar

No one should feel sorry for them. They elected these idiots and then voted on this (or failed to vote).

Concorde, Mass gets what the people wanted (or were apathetic about).


32 posted on 04/26/2012 10:34:51 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (With regards to the GOP: I am prodisestablishmentarianistic!)
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To: C210N
Tonight they vote on whether or not to have a local income tax! That's right, in addition to Federal and State.. kind of like BIG cities like NYC do, Concord will vote tonight on the little town having a local income tax.

My little town, population 1,600, about 200 miles south of Chicago, has a cell phone tax of 11¢ per phone. I have 5 phones on my plan thus my "city" tax is 55¢ per month.

The grabber is, that one of those phones is for my mother who lives another 300 miles from here, in Missouri and in a different area code.

Why do they do this? Because they can.

33 posted on 04/26/2012 10:35:26 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Romney vs. Obama? One of them has to lose, rejoice in that fact, whichever it is.)
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To: Abathar

By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmers stood,
And fired the shot heard round the world.

The foe long since in silence slept;
Alike the conqueror silent sleeps;
And Time the ruined bridge has swept
Down the dark stream which seaward creeps.

On this green bank, by this soft stream,
We set to-day a votive stone;
That memory may their deed redeem,
When, like our sires, our sons are gone.

Spirit, that made those spirits dare,
To die, and leave their children free,
Bid Time and Nature gently spare
The shaft we raise to them and thee.


34 posted on 04/26/2012 10:40:58 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Romney Republicanism. Even Jimmy Carter can be comfortable with it.)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

Drinking tap water, I guess.

Hard to believe this is the same place where the American Revolution truly started.

}:-)4


35 posted on 04/26/2012 10:43:07 AM PDT by Moose4 ("Oderint dum metuant" -- "Let them hate, as long as they fear." (Lucius Accius, c. 130 BC))
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To: Abathar
Population of 17,668 at last census, and this got passed with 403 votes.

I have a feeling a whole lot of the silent majority are regretting not voting today...

This is New England town government. the population elects the seven hundred or so Town Meeting members. The Town Meeting members do the voting, not the population at large. It's a voice vote mostly. Sometimes that count heads. They never identify who voted which way. When Town Meeting members run for government, they usually write up a one paragraph bio on their education and work experience. Most say they want to make government more efficient. None of them ever say what is the basis of their politics. In short you just don't know how they will vote.

36 posted on 04/26/2012 10:44:25 AM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: Abathar
Population of 17,668 at last census, and this got passed with 403 votes.

I have a feeling a whole lot of the silent majority are regretting not voting today...

This is New England town government. the population elects the seven hundred or so Town Meeting members. The Town Meeting members do the voting, not the population at large. It's a voice vote mostly. Sometimes that count heads. They never identify who voted which way. When Town Meeting members run for government, they usually write up a one paragraph bio on their education and work experience. Most say they want to make government more efficient. None of them ever say what is the basis of their politics. In short you just don't know how they will vote.

Concord is full of trust fund babies and snots who know better than the commoners.

37 posted on 04/26/2012 10:46:07 AM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: Abathar
Population of 17,668 at last census, and this got passed with 403 votes.

I have a feeling a whole lot of the silent majority are regretting not voting today...

This is New England town government. the population elects the seven hundred or so Town Meeting members. The Town Meeting members do the voting, not the population at large. It's a voice vote mostly. Sometimes that count heads. They never identify who voted which way. When Town Meeting members run for government, they usually write up a one paragraph bio on their education and work experience. Most say they want to make government more efficient. None of them ever say what is the basis of their politics. In short you just don't know how they will vote.

Concord is full of trust fund babies and snots who know better than the commoners.

38 posted on 04/26/2012 10:46:18 AM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: Abathar
Population of 17,668 at last census, and this got passed with 403 votes.

I have a feeling a whole lot of the silent majority are regretting not voting today...

This is New England town government. the population elects the seven hundred or so Town Meeting members. The Town Meeting members do the voting, not the population at large. It's a voice vote mostly. Sometimes that count heads. They never identify who voted which way. When Town Meeting members run for government, they usually write up a one paragraph bio on their education and work experience. Most say they want to make government more efficient. None of them ever say what is the basis of their politics. In short you just don't know how they will vote.

Concord is full of trust fund babies and snots who know better than the commoners.

39 posted on 04/26/2012 10:46:24 AM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: Abathar
Population of 17,668 at last census, and this got passed with 403 votes.

I have a feeling a whole lot of the silent majority are regretting not voting today...

This is New England town government. the population elects the seven hundred or so Town Meeting members. The Town Meeting members do the voting, not the population at large. It's a voice vote mostly. Sometimes that count heads. They never identify who voted which way. When Town Meeting members run for government, they usually write up a one paragraph bio on their education and work experience. Most say they want to make government more efficient. None of them ever say what is the basis of their politics. In short you just don't know how they will vote.

Concord is full of trust fund babies and snots who know better than the commoners.

40 posted on 04/26/2012 10:46:24 AM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: Abathar
Population of 17,668 at last census, and this got passed with 403 votes.

I have a feeling a whole lot of the silent majority are regretting not voting today...

This is New England town government. the population elects the seven hundred or so Town Meeting members. The Town Meeting members do the voting, not the population at large. It's a voice vote mostly. Sometimes that count heads. They never identify who voted which way. When Town Meeting members run for government, they usually write up a one paragraph bio on their education and work experience. Most say they want to make government more efficient. None of them ever say what is the basis of their politics. In short you just don't know how they will vote.

Concord is full of trust fund babies and snots who know better than the commoners.

41 posted on 04/26/2012 10:46:32 AM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: Abathar
Population of 17,668 at last census, and this got passed with 403 votes.

I have a feeling a whole lot of the silent majority are regretting not voting today...

This is New England town government. the population elects the seven hundred or so Town Meeting members. The Town Meeting members do the voting, not the population at large. It's a voice vote mostly. Sometimes that count heads. They never identify who voted which way. When Town Meeting members run for government, they usually write up a one paragraph bio on their education and work experience. Most say they want to make government more efficient. None of them ever say what is the basis of their politics. In short you just don't know how they will vote.

Concord is full of trust fund babies and snots who know better than the commoners.

42 posted on 04/26/2012 10:46:33 AM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: Lazlo in PA

I moved from MA in 04 after 42 yrs, if family wasn’t there, I would never go back.
Live in NV now, Dingy Reid’s territory, boy I thought Kennedy was bad but this guy really hates the country.


43 posted on 04/26/2012 10:50:12 AM PDT by Internet Walnut
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts

“Concord is full of trust fund babies and snots who know better than the commoners.”

Boy, you can say that again


44 posted on 04/26/2012 10:51:40 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (The democratic party is the greatest cargo cult in history.)
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To: Graybeard58

I think your mother should have five phones and give you four of them.

Why? Because she can...


45 posted on 04/26/2012 10:52:52 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1192 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Abathar

I am a prepper and this law is religious oppression because I religiously prep.


46 posted on 04/26/2012 10:53:01 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Tenacious 1

I was always buy flat sparkling water.


47 posted on 04/26/2012 10:55:05 AM PDT by fruser1
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To: Abathar
The bottled water bylaw passed at this year’s Town Meeting bans the sale of non-sparkling, unflavored drinking water in single-serving polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles of 1 liter (34 ounces) or less

So, have any of the suckers in Concord figured out who is the guy who sells single-serving sparkling water and flavored water bottles in town?

Clearly this ban was put in place to help him.

I'm thinking that an anti-trust "unlawful restraint of trade" lawsuit or two might cause the town to reconsider their actions.

48 posted on 04/26/2012 10:59:44 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Moose4

Concord had its share of Tories then, and it appears enough remained to breed. When sufficiently aroused, the townfolk know what to do; perhaps it will happen again.


49 posted on 04/26/2012 10:59:48 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (SpaceX Dragon launch to ISS, Cape Canaveral AFS, May 7, 9:38 AM EDT)
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To: null and void

brilliant!


50 posted on 04/26/2012 11:01:50 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (SpaceX Dragon launch to ISS, Cape Canaveral AFS, May 7, 9:38 AM EDT)
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