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Should plastic straws be eliminated?

Old 09-08-15, 06:04 PM
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Should plastic straws be eliminated?

After seeing this video I think that plastic straws for drinks should be eliminated. I think they should only be acceptable for milkshakes.

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Old 09-08-15, 06:38 PM
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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

Yeah. I saw that video about 2 weeks ago. Damn thing runs a lot longer than I thought it would. Amazingly though... it's actually fascinating that it took them that little time to do it right there too.

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. Moreso though... this video is a pollution issue more so than a direct point at straws. People, man. We've the most potential of any species on this planet but we're still such worthless pieces of shit to the land we live on.

Also a straw to snort coke? Fuck you. Get a goddamn dollar bill and roll that thing up.
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Old 09-08-15, 08:00 PM
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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

How do you propose drinking a soda, from a fast food joint, in a car without a straw?
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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

No. I use them all the time at home to drink soda.
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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

And trust me you don't want to put your lips on a glass from a resturant.
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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

Yeah I don't see a realistic way to ban straws. But a to the people who helped the turtle.
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Old 09-08-15, 08:35 PM
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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

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How do you propose drinking a soda, from a fast food joint, in a car without a straw?
Do you own a turtle?
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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

Back to using $20, $50, and $100 billz yall.
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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

I've seen washable, reusable straws being sold.
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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

I was just thinking earlier today that I needed to buy some straws so no.
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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

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.
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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

Should've shown more of the girl in the bikini.
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Originally Posted by eXcentris View Post
Do you own a turtle?
I'm supposed to use a turtle to drink my pop?
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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

First of all, turtles don't have hands to roll dollar bills therefore they must use straws to snort coke. This guy got a little carried away.

Second, the video looked to me like abundant of fucking hippie do-gooders torturing the living fuck out of the sea turtle. A proper marine biologist or veterinarian would have sedated the poor animal to do a proper surgery, not grabbed a pair of pliers and start ripping and tearing at something that could have reached the animal's brain or had nerve clusters grow around it.

Third, this ...

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.
Fourth, my kids used to do this all the time. We've been to the prompt care facilities for stickers, crayons, marbles ... Damn I'm a bad parent.

Finally, was it a drinking straw? I find it hard to believe something as flimsy as a drinking straw could have lodged that far up and been so stiff coming out.
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I'm supposed to use a turtle to drink my pop?
The turtle goes in the drink head first. You really don't want to know where you suck from.
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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

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First of all, turtles don't have hands to roll dollar bills therefore they must use straws to snort coke. This guy got a little carried away.

Second, the video looked to me like abundant of fucking hippie do-gooders torturing the living fuck out of the sea turtle. A proper marine biologist or veterinarian would have sedated the poor animal to do a proper surgery, not grabbed a pair of pliers and start ripping and tearing at something that could have reached the animal's brain or had nerve clusters grow around it.

Third, this ...



Fourth, my kids used to do this all the time. We've been to the prompt care facilities for stickers, crayons, marbles ... Damn I'm a bad parent.

Finally, was it a drinking straw? I find it hard to believe something as flimsy as a drinking straw could have lodged that far up and been so stiff coming out.
I was wondering the same:

Turtle: "Could somebody get this fucker a LARGER SET OF PLIERS? THANKS."
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Old 09-09-15, 07:31 AM
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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

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And trust me you don't want to put your lips on a glass from a resturant.
So? If you're drinking from a dirty glass, it doesn't matter if you use a straw or put your lips directly on it. You're still drinking from a dirty glass either way, and what you're drinking is still entering your body.
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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

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.
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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

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How do you propose drinking a soda, from a fast food joint, in a car without a straw?
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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

If only people would use Krazy Straws, this would never happen:

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Old 09-09-15, 08:16 AM
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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

Paper straws: they exist.

Also, no one should use cash for snorting cocaine. That's how you get hepetitis.
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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

Making them recyclable would be a start.
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Old 09-09-15, 09:22 AM
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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

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The problem with those lids is they require alignment and a wider range of head motion.

You have to take your eyes off the road to make sure you're lined up with the hole or else you're gonna pour it all over yourself. You also have to tilt your head back a bit, further the more you drink. During this motion the cup obscures your face slightly, and with it your vision. This would be even more drastic with the larger size soda cups favored by long distance commuters.

"But coffee drinkers do it all the time," you say. I counter with this:

Coffee is the worst, bringing new meaning to the adage "don't drink and drive."

"Even with a travel lid, hot coffee can find its way out of the opening when you hit a bump," the study said.
Source: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/...ticle-1.427796

On top of this, when you factor in ice, there will be a point where the weight of the ice barrels down the cup like a luge when you tilt the cup back and could very easily pop that lid right off, spilling the whole thing in your lap.

All of these things could potentially lead to a sharp uptick in motor vehicle accidents and even fatalities.

So f**k turtles, human lives matter more.
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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

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I've seen washable, reusable straws being sold.
All plastic straws are reusable. Just run hot water through them after you're done, they're ready for another use.. But since nobody's going to carry one around in case they go to BK for lunch, it doesn't do much good.
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Old 09-09-15, 09:40 AM
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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

I avoid using straws in restaurants when I can, but there's no way around it on the road. A local fast-food franchise called Taco Time does have compostable straws, which is an improvement for long-term waste, though maybe not for turtles.
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