Plastic Bag Ban

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Re: Plastic Bag Ban

Postby MojaveMike » Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:05 am

blackturtle.us wrote:
Sparky of SoCal wrote:Kinda sorta on the subject are those mylar ballons. We have been out the last 4 weekends to differant desert locations checking out wildflowers. All backroads, way back. The amount of those stupid ballons laying around is crazy. I think they banned the wrong thing.

I find balloons all the time while out exploring the Argus, Slate, or Panamint ranges. Yesterday I found two near the Crescent Mines at the southern end of the Panamints. One of the balloons was still partially inflated and had the words "You're So Special!" on it. These balloons are much more problematic than plastic bags! I find balloons much more frequently than I've ever found plastic bags.

While I agree that balloons are a bigger issue in the desert than plastic bags ever were, I'm against banning things in general and would rather not see another item added to the list kept by progressive liberals who love to tell the rest of us what to do. However, in principle I agree that the balloons are worse than the flimsy plastic bags that used to be more or less free. (Of course, nothing is free and so they were paid for in the grocery bill one way or the other, although their cost was negligible.) On the other hand, I really like the more sturdy bags that can be reused or purchased for a very small fee on the spot. So, I guess I'm agreeing to some extent and also disagreeing a little bit too.
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Re: Plastic Bag Ban

Postby desertrat » Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:09 am

Banning things is smoething I'm generally against, but I agree that it would have made more sense to ban the balloons than banning shopping bags. Liberals like to ban things and so I'm reluctant to suggest another item that they can put on their list of things to ban in the future. Come to think of it conservatives like to ban things too. That's why I'm neither! Keep America free and stop banning stuff!!!
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