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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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Thu, 02/14/2013 - 16:57 | 3244225 NotApplicable
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"Yo, stick it in yo pocket and fuggedaboutit!"

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 17:26 | 3244363 PowerzThatB
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Tell me that when you get a papercut from your new cardboard takeout, it gets infected, and you go to the hospital for antibiotics and painkillers only to find that Nanny Mike has banned you from painkillers. As your finger throbs all night, remember this...

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 16:40 | 3244114 notadouche
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I want to ban Mike Bloomberg from banning everthing.  How about doing something usefull like  banning unemployment.  How about a ban on stress and unhappiness?  Ban government intrusion.  Ban oppressive taxing by the City.  Ban the intellectual dishonesty of politicans.  

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 16:40 | 3244115 reader2010
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This farce has already proven to be uglier than the former USSR.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 16:41 | 3244126 Dr. Richard Head
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In Soviet NYC styrofoam drinks you.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 16:58 | 3244230 SilverIsKing
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Ed Koch is laughing at him

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 17:23 | 3244308 CaptainSpaulding
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We have lost a giant. RIP Mr. Mayor Ed Koch. You have done well.

Fri, 02/15/2013 - 08:56 | 3245857 PowerzThatB
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Have you noticed that every anti-Bloomberg post has 1 down arrow? It's like Mike the Nanny himself is on here down arrowing these comments. Too funny.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 16:41 | 3244122 Dr. Richard Head
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What a fuck tard.  Can we ban fuck tards next?

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 18:45 | 3244683 S.N.A.F.U.
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Don't do it -- it's a trap!

The second BAFTNA (Ban All Fuck Tards Now Act) is passed, the bureaucrats will then begin the process of defining exactly who qualifies as a "Fuck Tard".  Their definition will be sure to exclude them, the politicians, and the douches that keep them in power, and include many of us, 'cause that's how "the law" "works" here.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 16:41 | 3244128 Aegelis
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Make the containers out of soylent green.  Solves both the ecosystem and overpopulation.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 16:41 | 3244130 Dr. Engali
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Can't we ban Bloomberg? What the fuck is wrong with you New Yorkers that you keep a guy like this in office?

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 16:44 | 3244154 astoriajoe
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We actually had term limits before the city council got rid of them so he could run again.


Thu, 02/14/2013 - 16:51 | 3244191 XitSam
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"After all, we can live without Mayor Bloomberg. We may live longer without Mayor Bloomberg."

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 16:59 | 3244236 DaveyJones
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They did a twist on it - Nigel Tufnel

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 17:31 | 3244383 Count de Money
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Last election, Bloomberg outspent his opponent 15 to 1. He only won by 50,000 votes.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 21:32 | 3245085 Bandit und Buster
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 He only won by 50,000 votes.

I reckon those were the ones he bought w. the extra $$$

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 16:41 | 3244131 Marley
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Good.  Now if he'd just do something about those pop-ups.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 16:58 | 3244232 NotApplicable
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Wait... what?

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 16:42 | 3244133 A. Magnus
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This fucking shit tard, ass-munching motherfucker is making the city of my birth look like total dogshit. I better not catch you out in NYC Bloomberg, you walking bag of shit and pus. I'll feed your security guards a couple of doughnuts to keep them busy while I slap the maggot turds out of that latrine you call a skull of yours. FUCKING COMMIE PIG BASTARD!!!!

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 17:05 | 3244270 Mad Mohel
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Come on, the place was a shit hole to start with. He is just trying to Nazi it up a little.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 18:38 | 3244654 A. Magnus
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It may have been a shit hole, but it at least was a world class shit hole before Giuliani and now Bloomberg started their programs of Disneyfication of New York. Now the city has no street musicians or in the subways, the cops get to shoot unarmed poor people without consequence and Joe Dick Douche Bloomberg wants to ban styrofoam. Piling a cherry-shaped piece of turd on a bigger steaming pile of shit doesn't make an 'eco-friendly' banana split...

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 16:42 | 3244136 astoriajoe
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It still pisses me off that the city council shoved him into office for a third term after we already had term limits.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 16:42 | 3244137 Intoxicologist
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Styrofoam will keep your arse from freezing as an outhouse seat.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 16:43 | 3244143 Rainman
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Jeezus....Bloomberg, Oblameo and Moonbeam are the hat trick for limousine liberal oppression. They just don't go away.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 16:46 | 3244145 Mercury
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Better draw the line on Philly Blunts there Mikey.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 16:43 | 3244147 azengrcat
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Here come the brown er I mean green shirts to save the nation!

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 16:44 | 3244148 Caveman93
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No bigger problems in NYC eh? What The Fuck!?

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 16:44 | 3244151 MichiganMilitiaMan
Thu, 02/14/2013 - 16:45 | 3244156 Number 156
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They voted for him. Live with it NY.


Thu, 02/14/2013 - 16:50 | 3244188 A. Magnus
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Bull fucking shit they voted for him. Diebold, Es&S and Sequoia voting machines were programmed to flip votes and keep his mangy ass in office. You CANNOT prove he was ever elected because a paper trail does NOT exist. It's all a fucking fiction, like the 'full faith and credit of the United States backing federal reserve toilet paper...

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 17:05 | 3244273 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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You can't cheat the New York voting machines unlike other states. Even the new electronic ones use a scanner which you have to fill out a paper ballot first. Frankly it should be a federal law that no voting machines can be used in ANY election that doesn't allow for the voter to manually fill out some sort of piece of paper as a check against the machines being rigged.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 18:41 | 3244665 A. Magnus
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"Even the new electronic ones use a scanner which you have to fill out a paper ballot first."

Which they never will refer to and will never use to actually count the damned votes. Fraud with the appearance of honesty is still fucking fraud...

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 16:46 | 3244162 PUD
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Thu, 02/14/2013 - 16:50 | 3244187 Number 156
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Progressive? Does that mean that when he passes, his dead body should be considered toxic waste?

Becasue, as he said, just like styrofoam, his corpse will be almost impossible to get rid of.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 16:56 | 3244222 flattrader
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Polystyrene as nasty-assed shit.  There are sytrofaom alternatives.

No idea why the Tylers and eveyone else for the most part are beign douche bags about's like they want a polluted, shit-stuffed, reeking planet?


Thu, 02/14/2013 - 17:00 | 3244241 A. Magnus
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We already HAVE a 'polluted, shit-stuffed, reeking planet,' they are sick of polluted, shit-stuffed, reeking politicians using the planet's garbage as an excuse to act like a commie douchebag dictator. Clear enough for ya?

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 17:12 | 3244296 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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Now tell us how you really feel.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 17:36 | 3244301 flattrader
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>>>reeking politicians using the planet's garbage as an excuse to act like a commie douchebag dictator. Clear enough for ya?<<<

Not clear at all.  You're pissed at him.  Not what he's doing in this particlar case.

That shit is nearly impossible to recycle (just try to find a recycler to take it) and expensive to break it down so it doesn't leach toxic ooze.

I'd rather have the petroleum in my car than in some packaged restaurant food.

If some other mayor did this, nobody would give a rat's ass.

This isn't even a story.  Just red meat with pink slime for the mongrels.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 17:09 | 3244287 NotApplicable
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Because ultimatums are not the way a society evolves. Pollution is a direct function of a lack of a proper education. By which I mean the administration of a state-induced "education."

For example, for some reason it's convinced you that con-men are qualified to rule over the lives of others, while most reasonable people would see through the scam immediately.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 17:06 | 3244246 Aegelis
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When he bans caps lock, you're going to be screwed. ;-)
Dunkin' cups are recyclable, "In addition, foam cups are recyclable, paper cups are not, and we encourage you to check with your local/municipal-recycling program as to whether or not they will accept #6 plastic."

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 16:49 | 3244176 goldenbuddha454
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Bloomturd for Potus!

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 16:50 | 3244183 Bawneee Fwank
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lol!  Fuck this fucking fuck!  Donkey goober gobbling gonad shit head nazi cirkle jerk fluffing jizz receptacle!  That is my contribution.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 16:50 | 3244186 semperfi
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New York, you deserve this tinfoil hat dictator!  LMAO !!!!

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 16:52 | 3244198 stant
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ayatollah of cokeacola, ops styrafoama

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 16:54 | 3244204 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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Of all the problems NYC has, what a fucking moron. First some facts.

Expanded polystyrene, also known as Styrofoam®, constitutes about ½ of one percent (0.5%) of NYC's waste.

So lets ban something that is less than 1% of your overall waste.


Secondly Mad Mike


Bacteria Turn Styrofoam into Biodegradable Plastic


Instead of being a fucking control freak like Cuomo maybe you could both be partnering to bring jobs into NYC and NYS that develop green technologies. But no it is easier to go the can't do route.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 18:43 | 3244668 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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At the end of the day it is probably going to cost more in packaging changes, enforcement, etc. than it would to just leave it alone for something that is less than 1% your overall waste. Typical liberal ass backwards logic. Banning things is almost always less cost effective than solving the damn problem with a real world solution.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 16:54 | 3244205 Scalaris
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Pretty suspicious timing considering my email to Bloomberg last week, advocating for a ban of poodles and corn syrup.

Obviously, the best two ingredients for a styrofoam alternative.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 16:54 | 3244208 azzhatter
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New Yorkers- you elected this fucktard, you live with him

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 16:54 | 3244210 quasimodo
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WHY? I just have to ask WHY the fuck is this guy still around? 


Anyone?! Are new yorkers THAT big of gluttons for punishment? What is the fucking appeal?

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 17:12 | 3244295 NotApplicable
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Why do you act as if the common NYer has any say in who is king?

The man controls an important part of the Matrix, thus he is well integrated in its hierarchy.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 16:55 | 3244218 Steve in Greensboro
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Bloomberg talks like a man with a paper a22hole.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 16:58 | 3244231 curbyourrisk
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Thu, 02/14/2013 - 16:59 | 3244234 waterwitch
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Something big must be going down for this distraction. Back to work ZH-er's.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 16:59 | 3244235 deerhunter
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When Dorner became a "hunter" of the ultimate "hunters" it got real and very quickly.  I am with you Chupa,  something much more burned in California than that cabin in the woods.  They new full well when deploying burner tear gas he would come out or burn up.  This is Waco on steroids because the Freedom of Religion being violated was the Thin Blue Line religion.  When they come for your guns,  and they will,  will you pay the price???  I have a wife,  3 daughters and sons-in-law and 4 lovely grandkids.  Are they better off in a world without me?  If gramma is in the house when they come are they better off without both of us?  She is a better handgun shot than me.  Our local SWAT are equipped like a forward operating military base on wheels.  Things to consider when  things get real.  Food for thought.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 17:34 | 3244368 RSBriggs
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When things get real, then my truck and my guns and some chains and I go out to the nearest big power line towers, and I start yanking them down.  Let's see how long New York, Philadelphia or LA can last without electricity, and who is occupied doing what, exactly.   Drones?  Not much fucking use without power at their home base.  You want real?  Bring it on... 

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 21:45 | 3245116 PrintemDano
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You'll need a lot of help.  When a "line" goes down, they dispatch immediately to locate the "fault".  There are parallel come up with a plan "B"...

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 22:13 | 3245180 Bandit und Buster
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Do you really think your chances of life w/ fam are much better AFTER they take your guns? 

That's just the beginning... Then they will come for YOU and your family to slaughter. 

Consider the Russian (Jew) Revolution:

"The Jews were now free to indulge in their mostfervent fantasies of mass murder of  helpless victims.Christians were dragged from their beds, tortured and killed.Some were  actually sliced to pieces, bit by bit, while otherswere branded with hot irons, their eyes poked  out to induceunbearable pain. Others were placed in boxes with only theirheads, hands and legs  sticking out. Then hungry rats wereplaced in the boxes to gnaw upon their bodies. Some were  nailedto the ceiling by their fingers or by their feet, and lefthanging until they died of  exhaustion. Others were chained tothe floor and left hanging until they died of exhaustion.Others were chained to the floor and hot lead poured into theirmouths. Many were tied to horses  and dragged through thestreets of the city, while Jewish mobs attacked them with rocksand  kicked them to death. Christian mothers were taken to thepublic square and their babies snatched  from their arms. A redJewish terrorist would take the baby, hold it by the feet, headdownward  and demand that the Christian mother deny Christ. Ifshe would not, he would toss the baby into  the air, and anothermember of the mob would rush forward and catch it on the tip ofhis  bayonet.     Pregnant Christian women were chained to trees and theirbabies cut out of their bodies.  There were many places ofpublic execution in Russia during the days of the revolution,one of  which was described by the American Rohrbach Commission:'The whole cement floor of the  execution hall of the JewishCheka of Kiev was flooded with blood; it formed a level ofseveral  inches. It was a horrible mixture of blood, brains andpieces of skull. All the walls were  bespattered with blood.Pieces of brains and of scalps were sticking to them. A gutterof 25  centimeters wide by 25 centimeters deep and about 10meters long was along its length full to  the top with blood.     Some bodies were disemboweled, others had limbs choppedoff, some were literally hacked  to pieces. Some had their eyesput out, the head, face and neck and trunk were covered withdeep wounds. Further on, we found a corpse with a wedge driveninto its chest. Some had no  tongues. In a corner we discovereda quantity of dismembered arms and legs belonging to no  bodiesthat we could locate.'" (Defender Magazine, October 1933)  "The Bolshevik revolution in Russia was the work ofJewish brains, of Jewish  dissatisfaction, of Jewish planning,whose goal is to create a new order in the world. What wasperformed in so excellent a way in Russia, thanks to Jewishbrains, and because of Jewish  dissatisfaction and by Jewishplanning, shall also, through the same Jewish mental an physicalforces, become a reality all over the world." (The AmericanHebrew, September 10, 1920) "Marxism is the modern form of Jewish prophecy."(Reinhold Niebur, Speech before  the Jewish Institute ofReligion, New York October 3, 1934)

 "The Gulag Archipelago, 'he informed an incredulousworld that the blood-maddened  Jewish terrorists had murderedsixty-six million victims in Russia from 1918 to 1957!Solzhenitsyn cited Cheka Order No. 10, issued on January 8,1921: 'To intensify the repression  of the bourgeoisie.'"(Alexander Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago)  "We intend to remake the Gentiles  what theCommunists are doing in Russia."  (Rabbi Lewish Brown in How Oddof God, New York, 1924) 

"The bolshevik Revolution in Russia was the work of Jewish planning and Jewish dissatisfaction. Our Plan is to have a New world Order. what worked so wonderfully in Russia, is going to become Reality for the whole world." -- The American Hebrew Magazine, 10, Sept.


Thu, 02/14/2013 - 17:01 | 3244244 Kastorsky
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because  Styrofoam isn't kosher 

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 20:01 | 3244252 hooligan2009
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he is a wannabe beppe grillio ..only everyone hates him, cept the guys who make wallets out of bamitzvah left overs.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 17:04 | 3244262 Supernova Born
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He is an itsy, bitsy, teenie, weenie, yellow commie cock mcweenie.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 17:05 | 3244266 orangegeek
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Time to ban Bloomberg.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 17:06 | 3244276 rosiescenario
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Guess Mike missed Emanuel's advice to never let a crisis be wasted.


Obviously styrofoam is a crisis meaning it is an opportunity for a new tax....jeez, don't ban it, just tax it.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 17:24 | 3244285 pashley1411
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What happened in the good ole' days, when governors ran state services, mayors picked up the trash, the President kept the borders secure, legislatures made laws?

Now everyone thinks they are the second fricken coming of Christ and can turn the world into paradise, in their term of office.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 17:10 | 3244288 news printer
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Another subject

New Zealand should prepare urgently for coming oil shortages

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 17:27 | 3244304 Supernova Born
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Randy Newman says they got NO REASON TO LIVE.

He got little hands
Little eyes
He walk around
Tellin' great big lies
He got little meat
And tiny little teeth
He wear platform shoes
On his nasty little feet

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 17:15 | 3244302 docj
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You know, one could be forgiven for thinking that the mayor of a large US city would have larger things on his/her plate than what sort of (and how large a) container one pours drinks into.

It's almost as if he knows he has precisely zero control over the major stuff - you know, like rampant crime, shitty schools, etc. - because the local union/bureaucracy complex won't let him do anything (even if he wanted to), so he has to satisfy his Il Duce complex with small-ball BS like this.

I know, I denounce myself.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 17:16 | 3244314 khakuda
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Central planners are out of control, yet the idiot public keeps voting for these guys.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 17:30 | 3244380 semperfi
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And the idiot voters won't stop until we have a full-fledged Lenin or Hilter - wait !

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 17:20 | 3244327 viahj
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he just doesn't want you mixing it with gasoline

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 17:33 | 3244396 sdmjake
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6 oz of gas and a big stack of styro cups makes a nifty jar full o jellied petrol (aka: napalm)

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 17:20 | 3244328 Meat Hammer
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I, personally, think it's funny.  Fuck you arrogant, Upper West Side, Obama sign in the window of your $2,000 a month apartment having, trust-fund baby reading Marx at NYU and thinking you're smart, latte-sipping, designer pet toting, poetry club member, fucking panzy ass liberal cocksuckers.  You get what you deserve.  

I'm going to go enjoy a 64oz Big Gulp then drive my SUV around for no reason other than to pollute the air in your honor.

Fuck you in the ass with a styrofoam dildo!

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 17:35 | 3244338 Supernova Born
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He hates Styrofoam because he can't use the coolers to stand on when he gives speeches at summer gatherings.



Thu, 02/14/2013 - 17:24 | 3244359 Frank N. Beans
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just like plastic grocery bags, styrofoam is convenient, cheap, doesn't leak like paper, and can be used over and over for leftovers and dog poop and does not easily biodegrade.

all good stuff

except the last one

 but who cares right?  do you?


Thu, 02/14/2013 - 17:28 | 3244372 WillyGroper
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So Lil Mikey is concerned with the environment? $20 per ton? Sounds more like Dow missed a payment to me or they're not keeping pace with the size of MonSatan's contributions.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 17:31 | 3244385 rodimus1
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This piece of shit is the first person I am hunting down once the civil unrest begins....

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 17:32 | 3244394 Shizzmoney
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When in the fuck does this asshole just go away?

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 17:33 | 3244399 Smuckers
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Still won't stop me from ordering physical.  I wonder what FedEx will use in place of those packing peanuts?

I nearly slipped on one once.  Is that the reason for the ban?


Thu, 02/14/2013 - 17:40 | 3244429 Cman5000
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Just go away Bloomberg, vomitorium comes to mind ...

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 17:58 | 3244477 Overfed
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I was just reading the story of that kid in Italy who set himself on fire. I have a suggestion for the next guy who wants to set himself on fire in protest. Fly over here and set Bloomturd on fire instead. The guy after that can fly over and set Schumer on fire, and the one after that could set Swinestine on fire.

That is some immolation protesting that I could get behind.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 17:58 | 3244478 Stuffs And Stuff
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Thu, 02/14/2013 - 17:59 | 3244484 Finite Supply
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Side note: isn't banning styrofoam like banning Coca Cola, in that they are both BRANDS? If its not blue and made by Dow, it IS NOT styrofoam. I think a lot of what we call styrofoam isnt even styrofoam. Unless Dow has a patent on all polystyrene, which may be the case. Its funny how so many people don't even know how affected they are by the media? How many people even know what polystyrene is!?

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 21:57 | 3245144 WmMcK
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I'm strictly a DVB (divinylbezine) man, myself. YMMV.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 18:08 | 3244493 Gyoza Mimi
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How dare the nanny-state regulate pollutants! How dare they intrude on my constitutional rights to put lead into gasoline, cadmium into toys and mercury into ground waters? What's next? Are they going to break into my living room and take my meth lab equipment away?


Slow news days, hah? Perhaps, it wouldn't hurt to familiraze oneselves with the environmental impact of styrofoam before reposting articles that will arouse everyone with IQ under 65 points.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 22:06 | 3245136 PrintemDano
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Styrofoam is harmless you brainwashed green fool.  It doesn't break down, neither does plastic.  No harm, and saves a ton of money in packaging. [in case you haven't noticed the world is collectively broke].  You are complaining about mercury?  Your green friends have forced mercury filled lightbulbs on us, but that's OK?   How many bald eagles are killed by green windmills......

If I kill a bald eagle I'll be in prison but you green fools NEVER look at the unintended consequences of your green fantasies.  Green jackasses kill many "endangered species".  Fuck all of you!!!!!!!

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 22:22 | 3245199 Bandit und Buster
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Yeah,  How come they're not so worried about putting any of those TOXINS in a VACCINE that they then will ORDER  you to take 'for your safety!" ???

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 18:11 | 3244523 ZeroFreedom
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Simple a Tyrant.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 18:13 | 3244531 ebworthen
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Are we sure that Bloomberg isn't made of styrofoam?

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 18:25 | 3244551 NuYawkFrankie
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First they came for the 64oz 'Big Gulp' sodas - and I said nuttin'...

They they came after the styrofoam containers - and I said nuttin...

And now they've come for the 'Big Gulp'-brand styrofoam sex-dolls, there's no-one left to say "nuttin" for me....

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 21:49 | 3245128 WmMcK
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Slurpies now come in 2 sizes, small and the 55 gallon drum.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 20:11 | 3244569 Supernova Born
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I have a dream.

I would like to see a video where somebody dresses up like the "little dictator"/Bloomberg and steps onto a single Styrofoam cooler, which breaks...then 2, and so forth until the stunt dictator is finally place on top of a mountainous pyramid of Styrofoam coolers, which collapse in a titanic mess of toxic shit.

Fuck you, Bloomberg.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 18:23 | 3244578 besnook
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once again bloomberg proves he is paid way too much for a job that is part time, at best, with way too much inherent power to randomly smack people around.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 18:44 | 3244675 iamtheeggman wh...
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It's nice to see Mikey has time to laser focus on the most important issues facing NYC. A couple years ago the Congresscritters were all up in arms over plastic ware being used in their cafeteria. The horrors.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 18:45 | 3244682 are we there yet
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When Styrofoam guns are made illegal, only criminals will have styrofoam guns. Next they will regulate assault nurff rifles.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 18:59 | 3244736 mendolover
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I have ABSOLUTELY NO USE for this oppurtunistic POLITICIAN, but look at the inside of your styrofoam cup next time you finish your piping hot cup of whatever it is you bought that never tastes like you want it to anyway.  Styrofoam is not something you want in your system.  Again Bloomberg is a social engineer who we would well do without!

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 19:03 | 3244751 The Miser
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WOW, now I know where to send all those styrofoam peanuts. I hate them. They stick to everything. Maybe they will stick to the Mayor.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 19:29 | 3244821 Yen Cross
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 O/T but still fitting for the topic. It seems that Bloomturds stupidity has rubbed off on Missouri Democrats.

  Missouri Democrats Introduce Legislation to Confiscate Firearms – Gives Gun Owners 90 Days to Turn in Weapons | The Gateway Pundit

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 19:45 | 3244861 Mark123
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I'm all for banning stryofoam etc...right after he bans banker scum (oh wait...that would mean he would be banning himself).

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 19:54 | 3244881 loveyajimbo
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Wall St a nest of corruption... Sandy devestation still remains... and this human hemmoroid thinks he needs to run everyones life, what they can and can't eat or drink and even what the soda is served in... he is clearly suffering from several really serious medical/mental issues... like his hero Obunga.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 20:25 | 3244955 Bunga Bunga
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Viagra does not come in styrofoam boxes.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 20:39 | 3244988 whoopsing
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He's banning cups and clamshells ( those little take-out thingys) He says nothing about other packaging of all sorts thats made of styro. Consumer electronics (I could fill a dumpster unpacking a T.V. ) or any other shit we buy and/ or ship today. Also car parts as mentioned above or building insulation ( er green ) and what about the styro containers carrying grandma's soon to be transplanted heart , shipped from across the country ? Come 'on Mikey ,step it up ! Are you for real , or do you just hate take-out ?

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 23:21 | 3245341 Falconsixone
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The EPA should have done their fucking job and banded it in 1972. To little to late.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 23:27 | 3245356 Angus McHugepenis
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The solution is simple Mr. Bloomy. Mix the styro with some gas and light a cigar.

Fri, 02/15/2013 - 01:56 | 3245570 Lord Of Finance
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Mayor Blowhard is an asshole. The New Yawkers who hired him are even bigger assholes. After 911, he says he's a republican. Then when republicans became unpopular, he does the bitch switch again. What a smarmy little twit.

Fri, 02/15/2013 - 05:05 | 3245679 MyBrothersKeeper
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He also wants all New Yorkers to be wearing eatable underwear by 2020 but it cannot contain sugar or anything else except the taste of a Nathan's hot dog.

Fri, 02/15/2013 - 09:03 | 3245871 dark pools of soros
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Can't they just stick them all in a Silverstein building and 'pull it'?

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