Mike Bloomberg Wants To Ban Styrofoam

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If 2012 was the year Mayor Mike crushed the (apparently second) greatest evil in society: super-size sugary drinks, in 2013 he has found a new target in his neverending nanny-state vendetta: the pure, concentrated evil that is styrofoam.

From Reuters:

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will propose a ban on Styrofoam, the substance commonly used for take-out food containers that is almost impossible to recycle.

 

The mayor who has already targeted fat, sugar and salt in the city will turn to extruded polystyrene foam, saying it clogs up landfills, does not biodegrade and might harm human health.

 

Styrofoam, he says, should go the way of lead-based paint, which the city banned from residential use in 1960. An estimated 20,000 tons of Styrofoam enter the city's waste stream each year, and it can add an estimated $20 per ton to the cost of recycling because it needs to be removed from the recycling stream, the city said.

 

"After all, we can live without it. We may live longer without it. And the doggie bag will survive just fine," the text of Bloomberg's speech says.

 

Dow Chemical Co, which makes Styrofoam, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Similar bans have been adopted in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Portland, Oregon.

 

The plan was likely to meet opposition from small businesses, since alternatives to Styrofoam tend to cost between two and five times as much.

 

"As this proposal moves forward, we hope that the concerns of the small businesses it affects - like cost increases - will factor in at least as heavily as environmental concerns," said Andrew Moesel, a spokesman for the New York Restaurant Association.

Since it is pretty meaningless to comment on this latest stupidity (as there will be plenty of other opportunities to do so in Mike's 4th, 5th and 6th terms as mayor), here is the Mayor himself presenting this brilliant idea to the masses.

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nope-1004's picture

Makes total sense, styrofoam floats!  If it doesn't sink, ban it!!!  How else to hide the the pollution?

 

Supernova Born's picture

If he can buy the destruction of the Second Amendment he sure can get Styrofoam.

How tall is this little Napoleon? His drivers license supposedly says 5'10"!

Badabing's picture

HIS WIFES TITS WILL HAVE TO BE REDONE.

TruthInSunshine's picture

I always thought he was gay, like the former mayor of McFraudStreet, Ed "I Like Young Asscracks & I Can't Deny" Cock.

(Not that there's anything wrong with that, although being a gay criminal is just as bad as being a straight one.)

I am more equal than others's picture

The people of NY want to ban Mikey Bloomberg. Retroactively.

TruthInSunshine's picture

I meant to say "although being a gay criminal and/or pedophile is just as bad as being a straight one," above.

Chupacabra-322's picture

Our country is not “becoming” but has BECOME, vulgar, lewd, immoral, corrupt, evil and every possible BAD thing you can think of. And this is no doubt why GOD is NOT “Blessing America” and even sending us into to the hands of our enemies just like he did to the Israelites’ more than once.

However, history had proven that you cannot regulate morality. But what makes this politicians idea even worse is the fact that he works in a totally CRIMINALLY CORRUPT system. If morality is really his concern then the FIRST place he should be focusing on is his own WORK PLACE.

They need to LEAD by EXAMPLE. The moral state of a country is a direct reflection of it’s leadership.  In this case, Criminal Leadership.

Totentänzerlied's picture

"The moral state of a country is a direct reflection of it’s leadership."

You have that precisely backwards.

johnQpublic's picture

is he banning extruded styrofoam in automobile bumpers as well?

 

El Viejo's picture

The country is being run like the old company towns with company stores and company housing and company rules etc.

Welcome to America Inc.

The Russians proved that centralized control simply doesn't work.

SilverIsKing's picture

Bloomberg should clean the mold from inside the subway stations if he's so concerned about public health.  It's disgusting and when trains move in or out of the stations, mold surely blows into straphangers' faces.

CunnyFunt's picture

Too right ...

Think of all that dust from dried rodent feces.

 

Just wait 'till that douch bag becomes President.

Bicycle Repairman's picture

President?  Imagine a harangue on soft drinks and Styrofoam in the state of the union address.  LOL.  Every time he opens his mouth his credibility drops.  And it's a good thing.

tenpanhandle's picture

No! No! No!, it's the styrofoam I tell you!

tenpanhandle's picture

Everyone should send Bloomberg a big box of styro packing peanuts. 

wee-weed up's picture

Nanny BloomTurd proved he's just a big fuckin' Lib hypocrite on the gun control issue.

unrulian's picture

hmmm what about styrofoam cladding on houses....its very "environmentally friendly" you know

Zap Powerz's picture

@chupa,

Yes, Zod is not pleased.

Badabing's picture

I never said his wife was female.

Supernova Born's picture

Was it Diane Sawyer got in trouble for spontaneously blurting out he looks like a Munchkin in person!

Fucking Fascist Munchkin.

DaveyJones's picture

His policies are styrofoam. Airy, artificial, and flamable

Supernova Born's picture

Correction Diane Sawyer referred to him as a LITTLE MUNCHKIN!

CaptainSpaulding's picture

Who is Diane Sayer? The annals of my mind does not compute.

BKbroiler's picture

who gives a shit?  they banned asbestos, they banned lead paint, they banned huge sugary drinks, now it's styrofoam.  Good for him.  No asbestos means les cancer, as does lead paint.   No 64 ounce sugary drinks means less diabetes and fat fuckers clogging up the cities dwindling resources.  Less styrofoam will mean less landfills, less toxic chemicals in our systems, and what the difference in cost? a few cents?  Most restaurants have already switched to cardboard here.  it's only nastiest chinese food spots that still use it and a couple diners.

The ZH redneck faction obviously has a huge problem with him, but Bloomberg's been a good mayor, that's why he's in his 3rd term.  Giuliani was a lowlife crook.  If you guys ever leave the farm and decide to live in a city with a couple hundred million people, you have to make concessions.  This is not a big deal, just idiot fodder for page views.  Get real.

BKbroiler's picture

we could just be honest and admit it's not Bloomberg you all hate, it's NYC.  Out of all the kids that arrive here starry eyed from college every year, 9 out of 10 of them fail miserably and go back to Kansas and bitch about what a sesspool it is.   Just admit you failed, you can't make it here, and don't be jealous of the people who did.   bitchez.

Zap Powerz's picture

NYC smells like human waste.  Why is that?  Is it because there are millions of people poor sewer and plumbing shitting and sweating all over each other?

The Gooch's picture

Nope. Pretty damn fucking sure I hate Bloomberg and his entire team of maggots.

Also, kudos for your "sesspool" swimming skills.

It's all down stream from here.

 

Harbanger's picture

Did you know across the street from the WTC ground zero site is St. Paul's Chapel?  George Washington worshipped there on his inauguration.  It survived the collapse of the towers untouched, not a single pane of glass was broken.  I was there visiting my sister for Christmas.  NYC has a lot of early American history and it's strategically located.  The liberals there may suck but the location is great.

MortimerDuke's picture

I'm from Kansas.  I never tried to make it in NYC after college.  But even the inferior University of Kansas education I received told me that NYC does not have hundreds of millions of people.  But that's OK.  I understand.  New Yorkers always claim to be bigger and better than they are.  Now, where was I?  Oh, right!  Bitch bitch bitch...NYC is a sesspool...bitch bitch bitch...

ThirdWorldDude's picture

Look here for an answer to your question.

 

(Though, the answer my friend is blowing in the wind...)

francis_sawyer's picture

 we could just be honest and admit it's not Bloomberg you all hate, it's NYC.

~~~

Actually ~ It IS 'Bloomberg' that that I ~~~ [I'm reluctant to say 'HATE'... I don't like that word]... I definitely don't HATE NYC...

~~~

Bloomberg is just an asshole chump... He comes by it naturally... [& for the record ~ 'HATE' is a word often used by chumps]...

kito's picture

but francis, you hate ALL JOOS, wouldnt the logic follow that you hate all nyc-ers??? after all, bloomberg is a nyc-er, yes????????????????????????????

Raymond Reason's picture

You've got to be a paid troll, Judas. 

kito's picture

rayboy, a troll because i call out the bigoted ignorance of FRANCIS?? really?? perhaps its FRANCIS who is the paid troll to foment anti JOO sentiment throughout the internet??? whaddyathink rayboy?????

francis_sawyer's picture

Entertain us with your pervasive wisdom... Answer the question on everybody's mind... WHAT IS A KITO?

~~~

Anyway ~ based on this comment that I read earlier today ~ I hardly think the world, [over the past 2,000+ years], requires the services of francis_sawyer as an opinion shaper...

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-02-14/guess-who-was-buying-hnz-stock-its-clients#comment-3244040

& kito... I love it how, the minute I type the following:

[& for the record ~ 'HATE' is a word often used by chumps]...

You chime right in using that word... You're a true champion!

kito's picture

kito could be a JOO!!...so does that mean, although i also abhor bloomberg, blankfein, bernanke, etc for mucking up the world, that i, KITO, need to be concerned about the forthcoming ethnic cleansing by FRANCIS and CO the NANOSECOND shtf??? even though im just a simple JOO, who pulls no strings, controls nobody, keeps to myself and respects others??????........................

Bandit und Buster's picture

Don't think I'd want to brag about a wife like that!

But she does fit the bill it seems.

francis_sawyer's picture

Ethnic Cleansing???... Can you please link up any comments that I've made to that effect???... See ~ the problem is, from your ocular, you think that anyone who criticizes jews is engaging in genocide...

Raymond Reason's picture

i think rayboy touched a nerve. 

dick cheneys ghost's picture

no need for paid trools, the jooz's are doing a pretty good job of fomenting their own anti-joo sentiment

kito's picture

no more than you are doing a wonderful job of fomenting anti-human sentiment..........some of us are ashamed we have to share the same basic dna building blocks with blind backswamp bigots..................

dick cheneys ghost's picture

kito, stop being so sensitive.............

 

“You know very well, and the stupid Americans know equally well, that we control their government, irrespective of who sits in the White House. You see, I know it and you know it that no American president can be in a position to challenge us even if we do the unthinkable. What can they (Americans) do to us? We control congress, we control the media, we control show biz, and we control everything in America. In America you can criticize God, but you can’t criticize Israel…” Israeli spokeswoman, Tzipora Menache

kito's picture

dick, being a long standing member here, you should know better than disseminating a statement which is widely known to be an internet hoax carrying a virus...

 

http://rense.com/general85/quote.htm

 

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091212095654AAJjABV

 

http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread434548/pg1

 

even your boys at stormfront.org have acknowledged it as a hoax

 

http://www.stormfront.org/forum/t571150/

Bandit und Buster's picture

Maybe these are hoaxes also? 

“I want to tell you something very clear: Don't worry about American pressure on Israel. We, the Jewish people, control America, and the Americans know it."
— Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon

"Our race is the Master Race. We are divine gods on this planet. We are as different from the inferior races as they are from insects. In fact, compared to our race, other races are beasts and animals, cattle at best. Other races are considered as human excrement. Our destiny is to rule over the inferior races. Our earthly kingdom will be ruled by our leader with a rod of iron. The masses will lick our feet and serve us as our slaves."
— Israeli Prime Minister Menechem Begin

francis_sawyer's picture

on a long enough timeline the survival rate for everyone drops to zero [except for kito ~ who, due to his self proclaimed superior genetics, is ashamed that we [he & his friends] have to share the same basic dna building blocks with blind backswamp bigots...

~~~

Congrats kito on outstanding efforts to stamp out bigotry... Listen to kito people... His superior genetics allow him ultimate say in the matter [as well as ALL matters]...

kito's picture

Francis I said basic dna, as in the kind all of humanity shares....read carefully...and regarding the comment on "ethnic cleansing"....wasnt it you who mentioned something about all jews needing to head to caves the NANOSECOND the shtf???