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Old 07-30-2013, 09:43 PM
 
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Texanproud wrote: The locals are rude,.....

Remember that like attracts like, birds of a feather flock together. So what does that say about you when you find yourself in the midst of rude people?
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:13 AM
 
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Texanproud wrote: The locals are rude,.....

Remember that like attracts like, birds of a feather flock together. So what does that say about you when you find yourself in the midst of rude people?
I sometimes think people have an aura about them, good or bad, but IMO a person's underlying personality shows very plainly on their faces; there's no mistaking a beady-eyed scowl as anything close to a mother's love.
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:19 PM
 
Location: mancos
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Just did a job in Durango last week on east 3rd the historical people drove us crazy rejecting every paint color on the planet.They have a new mission now charging 10 cents for plastic bags at the grocery store with the proceeds going half to the store and half to Durango for public outreach and education. What a bunch of nutz. I left LaPlata county 18 years ago when the new age idiots took over but still go back for$$$$$$$ them idiots still need Carpenters to trim their McMansions.They live a fake life feuled with money from somewhere else.Teachers pensions from Detroit I guess.Leaving that dump takes about 20 minutes with all the traffic and when I hit 160 west to Montezuma county I pop a beer thank God and count my money.Lived around Durango all my life and remember all the great business on main all long gone for trinket shops.Whanna meet for a cup of coffee at panhandler pies,sorry It's long gone
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:26 PM
 
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parfleche wrote: They have a new mission now charging 10 cents for plastic bags at the grocery store with the proceeds going half to the store and half to Durango for public outreach and education. What a bunch of nutz.

I agree. Charging 10 cents for a bag is pretty nutty. They oughta be charging a quarter!
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:43 PM
 
Location: mancos
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parfleche wrote: They have a new mission now charging 10 cents for plastic bags at the grocery store with the proceeds going half to the store and half to Durango for public outreach and education. What a bunch of nutz.

I agree. Charging 10 cents for a bag is pretty nutty. They oughta be charging a quarter!
Yeah so everybody buys garbadge bags for garbadge dog poop and everything else instead of repurposing the free bags. Bet your family is heavily invested in the plastic bag industry to come up with something like that. Try using your brains instead of your emotions next time.Most stores have a recycle bin for those who have the green urge to not recycle and buy trash bags . give it up
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:55 AM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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. I left LaPlata county 18 years ago when the new age idiots took over but still go back for$$$$$$$ them idiots still need Carpenters to trim their McMansions.
So what would you be doing without these idiot's $$$$$$$?

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Try using your brains instead of your emotions next time.
Really? Because you came across as having quite a chip on your shoulder in your first post.

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Old 08-01-2013, 09:30 AM
 
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parfleche wrote: Bet your family is heavily invested in the plastic bag industry to come up with something like that.

Not sure how much $$$ you had riding on your bet, but you lost your bet my friend. Pay up! I am essentially AGAINST the use of plastic bags in most cases, and FOR the use of re-usable bags that are now so widely available. To move us in that direction, I applaud the grocery stores for charging customers for the use of plastic bags. I think that a quarter per bag is a reasonable charge.
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:59 PM
 
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Did not mean to hijack this thread with my post others took the ball and ran with it.Read the Durango Herald online and read all the bans they are pushing and have passed already.The Herald endorses all this crap.Warning do not subscribe as your paper will be delivered in an orange plastic bag that is exempt from this new tax.And I don't need their $$$$$ I just collect them.
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Old 08-02-2013, 09:45 AM
 
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I'm sure there are some people who follow this pattern, some of whom might even live in Durango, but it takes quite a few of them to even come close to the devastation that is caused but clear cutting forests, or mountaintop mining that is carried out by some loggers, and some miners. I probably have as much disdain for the lifestyle described above as you do, but to lump them into the same category as loggers and miners is a bit of a stretch for me.

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Old 08-02-2013, 12:57 PM
 
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The city I'm most knowledgeable about outside of Phoenix is Milan, Italy, so I would probably go to Milan for my culture. This seems like the ideal lifestyle: living half the year in Milan and the other half in Durango. By my calculations, I would have to recycle just over 1,100,000 plastic bags to make up for one trip to Milan every year and the other carbon emissions associated with such a trip. This is a rough estimate give or take about 100,000 plastic bags. I'm all for recycling and I will continue to reuse/recyle but I doubt I could ever recycle enough bags or anything else to make up for the trip. As for the 5000 square foot McMansion, which has several times the carbon footprint of an ordinary house, I would probably downsize it to under 2000 square feet. Of course I would buy a villa on Lake Como for the half of the year I spent in Italy. All I need to do now is locate a couple million dollars so I can live this lifestyle.

Seriously, driving a congested urban freeway is slightly easier and safer than navigating the roads of downtown Durango. If you want to feel like you're in Durango just drive through downtown Manitou Springs during a busy weekend. In my opinion Manitou Springs and nearby Garden of the Gods are more interesting and scenic than Durango. If you haven't done so yet, spend a couple weeks or a month in Durango before making a long term decision.

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