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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 - 17:44 | 3244391 Supernova Born
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I bet he likes to be boned in the ass by his NBA-looking (they are normal height) squad of bootyguards. Bet he calls them that when he's feeling naughty.

5'2", including his environmentally-friendly fired-clay lifts.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 17:35 | 3244409 Agent P
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Stephen Colbert said it best about a week ago when reporting on Winter Storm Nemo:

"Boston is expecting five foot snow drifts.  My God!  If that happened to New York, we wouldn't find our mayor until spring!"


Thu, 02/14/2013 - 17:46 | 3244442 Totentänzerlied
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Why did he say "our", he's from, I believe, South Carolina.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 18:05 | 3244497 Agent P
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He is a SC native, but he lives (I assume) and films in NYC.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 17:15 | 3244306 MortimerDuke
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Poop floats.  So does hope.  I would not argue against banning both.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 17:30 | 3244378 Shell Game
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"Makes total sense, styrofoam floats!  If it doesn't sink, ban it!!!  How else to hide the the pollution?"


Makes total sense, styrofoam dissolves in and gels gasoline..   Molotov!  err, Mazel tov!  

Fri, 02/15/2013 - 03:32 | 3245627 Parrotile
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DIY Napalm anybody??

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 21:14 | 3245039 PrintemDano
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Styrofoam floats, therefore it's a witch, and what do we do with witches??   Burn them.  Burn the styrofoam, burn it, burn it burn it Nanny Bloomberg!!

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 16:41 | 3244124 Zap Powerz
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I wonder how many little boys this guy has buggered?

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 16:43 | 3244144 fourchan
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give a short kook a buck and he'll think he is god.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 16:47 | 3244129 TruthInSunshine
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Next up on Chancellor Bloomturd's things-to-ban AGENDA:

Rifle/Pistol magazines.

You'll get one in the pipe and like it, bitchez!

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 16:49 | 3244182 FL_Conservative
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I think they should ban Bloomturd.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 17:34 | 3244402 Groundhog Day
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Im surprised that some angry fat dude hasn't rolled up on him and just sat on his ass for taking away the super sized softdrinks 

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 17:38 | 3244417 PowerzThatB
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I hereby submit my bid to supply NYC with cardboard drink and food containers.


R. Wilson

President of Redwood Cardboard

"Our products are made from the oldest, strongest and most majestic of the Redwoods and that strength is conveyed to our valued customers."

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 16:37 | 3244095 IridiumRebel
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Why isn't he instead working on being crowned "King Douche of Manhattan:Island of Bankster Cocks"?




Fuckin nanny cocksucker.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 16:40 | 3244118 ACP
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I would call him a cocksmoker, but he's banned anything related to smoking.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 17:42 | 3244139 IridiumRebel
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This comment has been removed by Ministry of Truthiness in the Island State of Manhattan, home to his gracious Kingliness, Michael "God" Bloomberg.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 16:38 | 3244097 Charles Nelson ...
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this fascist Bloomberg is one scary freakin nazi. 

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 17:46 | 3244116 francis_sawyer
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so now 'styrofoam' is not kosher either... Folks ~ Count your blessings that you have jews around to micro-manage your shitty lives for you... 


In other news... Bloomberg was recently 'gifted' a quadrillion shares in the Schwartzsteinbergs Paper bag company [which ~ AMAZINGLY ~ Goldman Sachs just put a "BUY" rating on, is wildly "LIKED" on Facebook, & comes up first on a Joogle search inquiry]... Spielberg's doing a movie [which the Weinstein group will distribute]... It's up for a coupla Oscars before it's even in the can...

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 18:52 | 3244712 Raymond Reason
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I'm trying to get a line on kosher flu shots, the one's i buy don't work. 

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 19:22 | 3244806 tenpanhandle
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while I usually find your joo-harping tedious and boring, this one worked well.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 16:40 | 3244120 Chupacabra-322
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Absolutely!  But he's also a Criminal as are all the other Globalist's.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 18:18 | 3244545 DosZap
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Can we vote to BAN Bloomberg?.

He is a gestapo clown.

He ranks right up there in the Top 10 most hated Pols in Amerika.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 21:22 | 3245066 Bandit und Buster
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"this fascist Bloomberg is one scary freakin nazi."

This communist bloomberg is on scary freaking jew.   Fixed it for ya.



Thu, 02/14/2013 - 16:38 | 3244098 Yen Cross
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 Bloomturds brain is made of styrofoam...

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 16:37 | 3244100 willwork4food
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This guy gets paid how much to come up with this?

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 16:54 | 3244209 Id fight Gandhi
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Actually he paid $100 million of his own money to barely win the last election. He had the laws specially changed for only him to run a third term.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 16:39 | 3244105 LongSoupLine
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Let's start by shoving all fucking styrofoam up Bloombergs fucking ass then throw him in the fucking East River and see if he fucking floats.


Fuck you Bloomberg, you fucking fascist fucking wall street dick smuggler.  fuck off.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 16:42 | 3244132 IridiumRebel
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7 "fucks"

Bonus for "dick smuggler"....You are on your game. If cussing were an Olympic sport, you would Gold Medal in all events.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 17:01 | 3244243 GolfHatesMe
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Its replacing Wrestling

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 17:05 | 3244263 RafterManFMJ
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Pretty sure it is an Olypic sport in NYC.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 17:17 | 3244290 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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Real New Yawkers don't live in Manhattan (since most people outside NY conflate NYC and Manhattan). Jersey lite and transients is more like it. The outer boroughs is another story.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 17:24 | 3244356 PowerzThatB
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you should read his poetry...

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 16:56 | 3244223 azzhatter
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Soup is on fire today

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 17:01 | 3244247 eclectic syncretist
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If he had any balls he'd ban asbestos completely.  Must be a hell of a lot of that in NY city.  Pussy!

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 17:11 | 3244294 Meat Hammer
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Who are the 2 Buzz Killingtons that gave that f-bomb-laden prose down-arrows?  Probably were those same kids who reminded the teacher about collecting homework.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 16:41 | 3244106 Id fight Gandhi
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How come jews in power want to ban everything?

With all the major problems they seem to focus on small petty issues.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 16:52 | 3244197 Supernova Born
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Small petty issues like the Bill of Rights to the US Constitution.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 17:03 | 3244253 Mad Mohel
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Because as the public captitualtes to the small ones reapeatedly, it will make the big ones easier. It's behavioral conditioning, they are making lab rats that will accept being caged.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 17:07 | 3244279 harami
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Lab rats is an upgrade to what our leaders view us as.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 20:28 | 3244969 Ricky Bobby
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Bingo! We have a winner. Doesn't matter what the rule is as long as it is accepted. Then move on to the next, a process of total domination. Wake up muppets!

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 17:53 | 3244464 americanspirit
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Ban spelled backwards is Nab. Everything. That isn't nailed down.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 16:39 | 3244111 Chupacabra-322
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In our post-9/11 world, government officials have effectively used terror and fear to subdue any public resistance to legislation like the Patriot Act, which embodies the heavy-handed empowering of government intrusion into our lives. Our police officers have become armed militias, instead of the civilian peacekeepers they were intended to be. Now, even average citizens—those that should have nothing to fear or worry about—are becoming unwitting targets of a government seemingly at war with its own people. Understandably, fear and paranoia rule the day…Now with the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling in Hiibel v. Sixth Judicial District Court of Nevada, we have reached yet another milepost on our journey to a police state. A majority of the high court agreed that refusing to answer when a policeman asks “What’s your name?” can rightfully be considered a crime under Nevada’s “stop and identify” statute. Nineteen other states already have similar laws on their books. No longer will Americans, even those not suspected of or charged with any crime, have the right to remain silent when stopped and questioned by a police officer.

I was thinking.  This whole Dorner situtation is nothing more than a mass PsyOp being conducted on masses to condition them to accept future gun confication.  They're programming the public to accept the judge, jury and executioner role by the Fascist Police just like they did in Germany. They're also choseing former military veterans as patsy's in their False Flag's to continue the MIAC and False Narrative's of verterans being "domestic terrorists." Huge Relentless Mind Fuck going on right now on a daily basis with the barrage from media to reinforce the PsyOp. 
This is just a small part of what we are seeing that will eventually become nation wide. Think about this, once they start coming for our guns to ‘protect’ themselves, the citizens and the ones who have guns refuse, then they will become ‘enemies’ of the state. Then, the police may have the right to take force to take the guns and this may mean a gun fight may ensue fittitng their PsyOp and False Narrative of gun owners as "Domestic Terrorists.  Well, just a thought.
Thu, 02/14/2013 - 17:01 | 3244245 centerline
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It's all conditioning.  This stuff has been think-tanked and modeled to death.  And this styrofoam thing could very well be more of it... think sustainability - ecological disaster.  Club of Rome sort of stuff.  Which unfortunately is correct on a scientific level.  It is the moral, ethical side of how this is being handled which is completely FUBAR.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 17:22 | 3244340 Chupacabra-322
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@ Centerline,

This was a test case (Dorner) to see whether people are “ready” for further loss of their due process and trial by jury rights. If the actions of the police don’t generate a sufficient level of outrage, government will escalate the Constitutional revocation plan.
Removing Constitutional rights operates under the boiling frog principle: keep increasing the temperature slowly, slowly.
They don’t want everyone jumping out of the pot; they want the majority of people to never realize they’re being burned alive.

They're all Criminal Fascist Globalist's.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 18:57 | 3244670 Rogue Trooper
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Well said Chupacabra-322 & Centerline....

The prior discussions, for example the 'heated' debate between a few regulars and the Bloomberg fanboy, for a minute or two, I thought ZH had been bought out by google and merged into 'youtube'.

The only thing I can add to your points is that these CFG fuckers think they have this all planned out.  Let's see how this all plays out for em.

They gonna need more seats on the chopper when World War Z hits....

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 17:05 | 3244268 harami
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Keep people in a State of Fear and they'll do anything for big government.  Unfortunately I probably know three times as many people that'd turn my ass for any stupid little thing if it meant some kind of benefit to them as opposed to an honest person with a fucking spine that would stand side by side with me in the trenches.


Thu, 02/14/2013 - 21:27 | 3245077 Bandit und Buster
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But who are the REAL terrists?


Thu, 02/14/2013 - 16:39 | 3244112 GoldbugVariation
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Why "stupidity"? Seems a highly sensible and responsible proposal, for exactly the reasons given by the Mayor.

Restaurants will soon find a cost-effective alternative, this is always the way.

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