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Old 09-09-2019, 02:56 PM
 
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So sad. The OP didn't get his little plastic bag. Boo-hoo. The big bad democrats made him use a recyclable paper bag and that made him mad. Them nasty democrats did it again.
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Old 09-09-2019, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Somewhere out there.
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Heaven forbid that anyone empower themselves and use bags they already possess. No, people prefer whining about the impositions laid upon them by others. More satisfying and easier to complain about being victimized. I bought several large cotton canvas bags probably 30 years ago at some supermarket. Use them constantly. Kept right next to the car keys. Once in a while I wonder how many disposable bags (paper and plastic) they've zero'd out in all that time.
Right. I bought 'bags for life' from Tescos in the UK about 10 years ago for 1 pound each. I'm still using them and they are showing no signs of wear whatsoever. One of the best, cheapest and most useful things I've ever purchased.
Some of them were designed by Orla Kiely. You can still get them on ebay for about $2 or $3. They're awesome. People think they're designer bags. I often get asked where I got them at the checkout.
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Old 09-09-2019, 06:07 PM
 
Location: the Sticks
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Your son was rolling trolling. It does show you how these people become incells and swallow the Red Pill...that is, they attempt to do the completely opposite of what is right to get the attention of others....who may be trying to do the right thing.

Hopefully he is coming around. Waste no, want not. Frugality is nothing if not a great American quality. Even lately - driving down the road I notice that the vast majority of car buyers don't buy for that ego thing any more. This is why the corolla, accord and Subarus are such big sellers...Subarus have zero style, and are ultimately practical.

This, in a sense, is the American that is great.

People used to laugh about rich hollywood types driving a Prius - but i think that is a great example to set. No one seems to laugh or mind when they practice excess consumption.......

Sometimes we have it backwards but maybe the soul of American is still frugal.
My son is a man any dad can be proud of. He still loves to annoy his older sisters at every opportunity, but he is squared away. He bought the family home for a dollar. His inheritance. He likes having acres of land, a pond an apple, peach and Cherry orchard and his own work shop. He is clean and green as my girls like to say. Massive garden, he is a freak about organic foods. He uses beneficial insects. He buys local beef, pork and chicken.
He replaced my solar cells with newer more efficient ones and has added 2 small wind mills. He claims he never pays for power anymore. Talk about a lights nazi.... lol. He also uses the cloth bags and cooler like his parents did. Not bad at all hahaha.
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Old 09-09-2019, 06:10 PM
 
Location: the Sticks
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How about this?
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...-microplastics
https://www.npr.org/2019/03/18/70447...ng-but-plastic
https://www.sciencedaily.com/release...0725092521.htm

And many, many more.

Cons are so fixated on attacking liberals for pretty much anything that liberals complain about it doesn't seem to occur to them that their complaints may actually be legitimate.
Come on now and be honest. That is a 2 way street and you know it.
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Old 09-09-2019, 06:13 PM
 
Location: annandale, va & slidell, la
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And I’m thinking to myself this is only the beginning. If any of these fruit cake Democrats get in my wallet is going to be crying...
Went to two Home Depots today and used plastic bags at checkout. Don't know what you are talking about.
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Old 09-09-2019, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Places you dream of
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Went to two Home Depots today and used plastic bags at checkout. Don't know what you are talking about.
Actually HD runs a pilot program in a few stores then sees how it works before going nationwide.
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Old 09-09-2019, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Oh, poor you had to buy a paper bag for your treasures.

Next time, bring your own. Problem solved.
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Old 09-09-2019, 07:48 PM
 
Location: East Chicago, IN
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First they take our plastic bags, then they take our freedom. - every other city-data poster
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Old 09-09-2019, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Somewhere out there.
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First they take our plastic bags, then they take our freedom. - every other city-data poster
Next, Republicans will be running to Home Depot to stockpile plastic bags until Democrats come and try to rip them from their cold, dead hands.

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Old 09-09-2019, 08:17 PM
 
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My son is a man any dad can be proud of. He still loves to annoy his older sisters at every opportunity, but he is squared away. He bought the family home for a dollar. His inheritance. He likes having acres of land, a pond an apple, peach and Cherry orchard and his own work shop. He is clean and green as my girls like to say. Massive garden, he is a freak about organic foods. He uses beneficial insects. He buys local beef, pork and chicken.
He replaced my solar cells with newer more efficient ones and has added 2 small wind mills. He claims he never pays for power anymore. Talk about a lights nazi.... lol. He also uses the cloth bags and cooler like his parents did. Not bad at all hahaha.
And I thought I was top dad for buying the cars, college tuition and DOWN PAYMENTS on the houses.
You win the prize........

And, yes, we take that kind of behavior times millions (energy frugality) and we move the needle.

I've always had the feeling that people who rant about not having 100 watt buibs that use 100 watts...as a violation of their constitutional rights...likely have a home full of LED and Flouresent bulbs.
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