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Should plastic straws be eliminated?

Old 09-09-15, 09:45 AM
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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

Originally Posted by SuperJim88 View Post
How about instead of spouting out something that's unrealistic, we promote better trash collection, treatment and allocate governmental resources on cleaning up beaches, ocean and coast lines. Prffff......even writing it felt unrealistic. Good luck wild animals.
Unrealistic? Plastic straws could be banned tomorrow and life would go on.
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Old 09-09-15, 10:52 AM
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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

And you can kiss away the "Land of the Free" title forever.

U.S. will be one of the most restrictive countries I have ever been in.
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Old 09-09-15, 10:56 AM
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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

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And you can kiss away the "Land of the Free" title forever.

U.S. will be one of the most restrictive countries I have ever been in.
Yes plastic straws are what holds this country together. Not families or communities or institutions. It's straws!
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Old 09-09-15, 10:58 AM
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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

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And you can kiss away the "Land of the Free" title forever.

U.S. will be one of the most restrictive countries I have ever been in.
Taking away our plastic straws would be akin to communism!!!!
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Taking away our plastic straws would be akin to communism!!!!
No, but look around. We are all under tremendous amount of rules, laws and regulations you all don't even notice it anymore. From local ordinances, to HOA rules, employment laws, to state laws and then federal laws, taking away straws will just be the icing on the cake.
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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

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Taking away our plastic straws would be akin to communism!!!!
It is a known fact that both Hitler & Stalin destrawed the populace
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Old 09-09-15, 11:08 AM
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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

Maybe boba straws. Those things could be used as a deadly weapon. But I need it to suck up the boba, so maybe not.
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Old 09-09-15, 11:22 AM
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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

Originally Posted by majorjoe23 View Post
Paper straws: they exist.
Paper straws are the worst. They get soggy too fast, and sometimes make things taste funny.
I'm fine with plastic straws, as I either just re-use them when I can, or throw them in with recycling.
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Old 09-09-15, 11:27 AM
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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

I have noticed over the years that zoos do not provide straws with their drinks and they all say it's because they are a chocking hazard for the animals. I'm not sure how they are a greater chocking hazard than any other piece of litter, but evidently they are dangerous to animals.

We don't need new laws. Just enforce the old laws...like NO LITTERING.
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Old 09-09-15, 11:32 AM
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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

AT&T Park where the Giants play doesn't allow straws or cup covers, which is kind of a PITA. I couldn't put a drink in the drink holder in the back of the seat in front of me without drinking some of it down because the holder wasn't level.
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Old 09-09-15, 11:34 AM
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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

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No, but look around. We are all under tremendous amount of rules, laws and regulations you all don't even notice it anymore. From local ordinances, to HOA rules, employment laws, to state laws and then federal laws, taking away straws will just be the icing on the cake.
Taking away straws would be the final straw.

Taking away straws would be the straw that broke the camel's back.
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Old 09-09-15, 11:36 AM
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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

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Banning things is always the go to solution from people that don't really want to take the time to stop and think about things. If we ban straws then there will be something else that is causing damage to the environment and then we'll have to ban that. Then the next thing and then the next thing. It'll never end. Instead we should focus our energy on making sure we dispose of those harmful things before they cause any harm to the environment. It may sound unrealistic but if we really focused on it then eventually we'll solve the problem. The long term solution makes more sense than the short term solution.
Problem is you'd need worlwide compliance. That ain't happening...well unless these turtles were strapping nukes on their backs then maybe our SecState could rally another nobel prize.

Also, you have major storms which wash debris into the ocean from land and sea life has the potential for harm.
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Old 09-09-15, 12:05 PM
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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

Originally Posted by SuperJim88 View Post
No, but look around. We are all under tremendous amount of rules, laws and regulations you all don't even notice it anymore. From local ordinances, to HOA rules, employment laws, to state laws and then federal laws, taking away straws will just be the icing on the cake.
Yes I see what you're saying. They recently banned plastic bags in Manhattan Beach, CA and the already oppressed people of that city are now forced to use paper bags to haul their groceries home from Trader Joe's and Whole Foods. Some residents have been known to have upped their dosages of Paxil or even resorted to hot yoga classes to deal with the crisis. One maid was said to have told her employer that she now knows what it's like to live in a third world country like El Salvador.
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Old 09-09-15, 12:19 PM
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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

Thus, back to my thesis, hey if you don't care for your freedom or liberty taken away by some small few individuals with axes to grind then I'm all for it. Just please don't call your land the "Land of the Free." The fact of matter is these call for ban knee-jerk reactions are just flat out laughable. There are already plenty of rules and regulations that deal with trash disposal. If some made it to the ocean, why don't you investigate how they got into the ocean first before calling an outright ban? We have existing laws that deal with improper disposal of trash. Use it!
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Old 09-09-15, 12:20 PM
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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

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Maybe boba straws. Those things could be used as a deadly weapon. But I need it to suck up the boba, so maybe not.
That's what I was going to say to the guy who thinks straws aren't needed, try drinking boba without a straw...

but those straws also wouldn't get jammed up a turtles nose, I'd guess.
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Old 09-09-15, 12:32 PM
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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

Originally Posted by SuperJim88 View Post
No, but look around. We are all under tremendous amount of rules, laws and regulations you all don't even notice it anymore. From local ordinances, to HOA rules, employment laws, to state laws and then federal laws, taking away straws will just be the icing on the cake.
Wouldn't surprise me if San Francisco, CA and Portland, OR take up a similar cause. Need we bring the Plastic Bag Ban into this discussion, and how ridiculous it is.
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Old 09-09-15, 01:06 PM
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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

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I have noticed over the years that zoos do not provide straws with their drinks and they all say it's because they are a chocking hazard for the animals. I'm not sure how they are a greater chocking hazard than any other piece of litter, but evidently they are dangerous to animals.

We don't need new laws. Just enforce the old laws...like NO LITTERING.
It's simply this. You notice some areas have clean parking lots and some have litter filled. It's not the picking up, it's the throwing down that is the problem. But some people think litter is their right.
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Old 09-09-15, 03:32 PM
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I've never cared for straws. If you can't drink w/o a straw as an adult.. you might as well not even get a goddamn drink.
Growing up we called straws "sissy sticks"
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"Those who desire to give up plastic straws in order to gain security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.”

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Old 09-10-15, 12:12 AM
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Straws aren't the problem it's people who don't recycle and insist on littering that causes shit like this. Saw the video a couple weeks back or so and was glad the turtle could be helped but it sucks how many innocent creatures come into harm because people are inconsiderate asses.
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Taking away straws would be the final straw.

Taking away straws would be the straw that broke the camel's back.
That sucks.
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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

I support full background checks, a seven-day waiting period, and an international database for straw owners. I also support allowing people to carry their own straws in their pockets.

They can have my straw when they pry it from my cold, diabetic, obese hands.
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Old 09-10-15, 12:50 AM
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These are all straw-man arguments.
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Old 09-10-15, 01:00 PM
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Straws aren't the problem it's people who don't recycle and insist on littering that causes shit like this. Saw the video a couple weeks back or so and was glad the turtle could be helped but it sucks how many innocent creatures come into harm because people are inconsiderate asses.
In many cases you can be as considerate as possible yet your trash still ends up as litter. Trash falls overboard off of garbage barges. I've seen trucks hauling trash on the freeway with litter flying out the top.
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If we just implemented Singapore's littering laws...
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