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Old 07-28-2018, 03:29 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Seacove View Post
If red cities and states want to embrace plastic everything, they should do it and simply avoid places like Seattle. That plastic ends up in our waterways such as Puget Sound where we have whales and sea otters. If Republicans controlled Puget Sound, that beautiful place would be absolutely destroyed with water as brown as the Gulf. No thank you.


The brown water in the Gulf.....

Suspended sediment (turbidity). A number of rivers flow into the Gulf, and the Gulf has only one 'outlet', between Florida and the Yucatan Peninsula (and that is partially blocked by Cuba). The PNW/the Sound....not known for this....the rivers up there come from different sources/take different routes.
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Old 07-28-2018, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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If red cities and states want to embrace plastic everything, they should do it and simply avoid places like Seattle. That plastic ends up in our waterways such as Puget Sound where we have whales and sea otters. If Republicans controlled Puget Sound, that beautiful place would be absolutely destroyed with water as brown as the Gulf. No thank you.
Your ignorance regarding geography and rivers is astounding. The Mississippi (and many other rivers) has been washing thousands of tons of sediment into the gulf every day for millennia.

But I agree with avoiding Seattle.
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Old 07-28-2018, 03:37 PM
 
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1. Spoken by someone who's obviously never had a milkshake.

2. People with certain disabilities also have difficulty lifting drinks.

3. What eating/drinking utensils I choose to use is not dependent upon what you think I need.
Yep.

Especially #2 and #3.

Other than missing experiencing the undeniable beauty, be thankful you don't live in Seattle.
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Old 07-28-2018, 03:42 PM
 
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As in many government bans, this one is beyond silly. Maybe that's why some people support straw bans. It follows the old rule "tell a lie big enough and often enough and people will believe it".

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We could collect all of the straws in North America, bundle them together and shoot them into the Sun, and the state of the ocean would hardly be improved at all. Indeed, we could stop using plastic altogether and it would barely make a dent in the problem. Does that mean we should be totally unconcerned about our own waste? No, but it does mean that our waste is, comparatively, not a significant problem. The ocean is being destroyed by Asia and Africa. Until they get their acts together, only minimal progress can be made.

And, as far as straws go, it's a near total non-issue. The United States accounts for a tiny fraction of the plastic in the ocean and straws account for a tiny fraction of that tiny fraction. Go ahead and refrain from straws if you wish. More power to you. But you are accomplishing very little for the environment. That's just the reality, in case anyone cares about reality anymore.

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It's more about being able to pat each other on the back/virtue signal .
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Old 07-28-2018, 03:49 PM
 
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Awesome I hope that works out for you but it still doesn't mean "there oughta be a law". The law doesn't even give you the chance to reject the straw and feel all good about yourself because the decision is made for you.
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Old 07-28-2018, 04:06 PM
 
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Your ignorance regarding geography and rivers is astounding. The Mississippi (and many other rivers) has been washing thousands of tons of sediment into the gulf every day for millennia.

But I agree with avoiding Seattle.
I beat you by a couple of minutes. We = on the same wavelength re the sediment .
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Old 07-28-2018, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Why do liberal leaders always want to ban stuff? Ban straws, guns, free eateries in businesses, bulletproof plexiglass in Korean owned stores. It just does not stop.
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Old 07-28-2018, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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Why do liberal leaders always want to ban stuff? Ban straws, guns, free eateries in businesses, bulletproof plexiglass in Korean owned stores. It just does not stop.
They thrive on telling other people how to live their lives. The post child is Al Gore who tells us to reduce our carbon footprint while living the high live and using more electricity than ten average families.

Hypocrites.
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Old 07-28-2018, 09:04 PM
 
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Why do liberal leaders always want to ban stuff? Ban straws, guns, free eateries in businesses, bulletproof plexiglass in Korean owned stores. It just does not stop.
Many want to preserve the environment and ultimately the earth for future generations. Many just say "who cares" because it's all about themselves and their lifestyle now. They are so self absorbed that they can't see what it will cost for other generations.
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Old 07-29-2018, 12:16 AM
 
Location: Louisiana
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