Plastic Bags in Gloucester? Yea or Nay in Today's Globe North-- Cox v. Whynott

moro
Joined: 02 Jul 2014, 19:56

14 Nov 2017, 11:52 #121

I saw a dead mouse next to a hypo needle down at Pavilion.
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NightStalker
Joined: 15 Apr 2006, 05:02

14 Nov 2017, 14:17 #122

The plastic bag thing will be like everything else.  people complain for about a few months and then everyone forgets or gives up and moves on to the next big thing.  we'll all survive regardless if we liked it or not.   
You think you know it, but you haven't got a clue!!
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Leland33
Joined: 02 Apr 2011, 03:07

14 Nov 2017, 14:45 #123

moro wrote: I saw a dead mouse next to a hypo needle down at Pavilion.
Then should first responders carry teenie-tiny cans of Narcan. RIP little guy.

... mice are people too.
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jackj22
Joined: 28 Aug 2007, 04:19

15 Nov 2017, 15:57 #124

The Gloucester Times report today on the City Council's approval of a plastic bag ban. 

http://www.gloucestertimes.com/news/glo ... ead%20more
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Fortune Cookie
Joined: 13 Nov 2010, 17:37

15 Nov 2017, 16:07 #125

I hope there is an education campaign to instruct people who are a little on the slow side that they need not fill the cloth bags right to the brim, and that they can easily make each bag weigh the same as they did with the plastic bags. 

You would think such obvious things would not need an instructional program, but I've recently been made aware that some people really are that dumb. 
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flounda
Joined: 05 Jan 2008, 05:22

15 Nov 2017, 16:32 #126

Are we going to have paper Barney Bags?
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Fortune Cookie
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15 Nov 2017, 16:45 #127

Do Barney Bags create a litter problem that threatens wildlife? 
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Leland33
Joined: 02 Apr 2011, 03:07

15 Nov 2017, 17:13 #128

Fortune Cookie wrote: Do Barney Bags create a litter problem that threatens wildlife? 
The photo you posted about the turtle and a large/thick plastic bag was NOT a shopping bag - it ..was way too thick.

I'm awaiting the GDT's complete story - as probably are area supermarket's lawyers.

The cashiers now has to deal with the ergonomics of packing an infinite variety of cloth bags (however they're defined). NOTE - my reference to cashier back injuries and other medical problems I posted above.

I can guarantee the local markets will settle with the GCC
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Fortune Cookie
Joined: 13 Nov 2010, 17:37

15 Nov 2017, 17:33 #129

Such a burden... having to pack more than one size of bag. 

How will we ever cope in the face of such adversity? 

Defeating Hitler was a piece of cake in comparison! It was easier to place men on the moon, than this insurmountable problem! 

I worry for the future of the Republic. 
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Fortune Cookie
Joined: 13 Nov 2010, 17:37

15 Nov 2017, 17:39 #130

I think the local community colleges are going to have to create a curriculum on bagging, since it has become such a specialized and difficult task with this bag ban going into effect. 

Or do we need a graduate program? Perhaps the UMass system could pave the way with a new graduate degree in bagging/coping with shopping-bag diversity. 

UMass Lowell was once known for its plastics engineering program, right? Maybe they should take the lead on this important new direction for post-baccalaureate education. 
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flounda
Joined: 05 Jan 2008, 05:22

15 Nov 2017, 20:08 #131

Fortune Cookie wrote: Do Barney Bags create a litter problem that threatens wildlife? 
The raccoons could choke on the plastic when they rip my bags apart
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drinkycrow
Joined: 10 May 2007, 13:48

15 Nov 2017, 20:35 #132

23618994_1753204324714324_933004008_n.jpg Downtown Ipswich has these little reminders. Not a bad idea.
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Leland33
Joined: 02 Apr 2011, 03:07

15 Nov 2017, 21:34 #133

drinkycrow wrote: 23618994_1753204324714324_933004008_n.jpgDowntown Ipswich has these little reminders. Not a bad idea.
Hey man, Stop & Shop has a dime bag for the heavy duty user.
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Fortune Cookie
Joined: 13 Nov 2010, 17:37

15 Nov 2017, 21:40 #134

Dime Bag was one of my nicknames in high school. 

Yes, I am aware of the obvious transmogrification. 
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gloman
Joined: 25 Jan 2008, 05:11

16 Nov 2017, 22:23 #135

Fortune Cookie wrote: Dime Bag was one of my nicknames in high school. 

Yes, I am aware of the obvious transmogrification. 
This whole thing is much to do about nothing.
Just like Barney Bags.
I heard a few folks commenting on some of the dumb comments on CAO, especially Leeland's posts at the CC Meeting.
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Leland33
Joined: 02 Apr 2011, 03:07

17 Nov 2017, 03:46 #136

WHAT I HAVE BEEN SAYING ALL ALONG IS THAT GOING AFTER PLASTIC SUPERMARKET BAGS IS TRIVIAL VERSES GOING AFTER THE CONSUMPTION OF OIL TO MAKE GASOLINE.

1 BARREL OF OIL
MAKES 20 GALLONS GAS

VS

1 BARREL OF OIL
MAKES 50,000 PLASTIC BAGS.

AT $2.59 a gal of gas WE ARE GETTING THE DEAL OF THE MILLENNIA.

IS IT OVER?????

The Oil Industry can easily afford to fight both sides legally on the bag ban.,
THE OIL INDUSTRY CERTAINLY DOES NOT WANT ANYONE DIPPING INTO THEIR PROFITS THROUGH, SAY A 10¢ GLOUCESTER TAX ON GASOLINE. They'd much rather see battering over bags.
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Fortune Cookie
Joined: 13 Nov 2010, 17:37

17 Nov 2017, 03:55 #137

It's not about the oil, Leland. 

But I guess you've decided to ignore what it's all about... so there's nothing I can do to help you understand at this point. 
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Leland33
Joined: 02 Apr 2011, 03:07

17 Nov 2017, 05:00 #138

Fortune Cookie wrote: It's not about the oil, Leland. 

But I guess you've decided to ignore what it's all about... so there's nothing I can do to help you understand at this point. 
It's about finding a pole to snag the bag in the tree.

It's about the CausewaY Rest. getting a fair shake.

It's about the best way to attack the oil companies.

It's about large ships ocean dumping

It's about choice in doing what's best and fair.

It's about oil companies taking both sides - hello again to the ban.

It's about fourth graders knowing what a meaningful cause is instead of bogus bans and bogus fake globe surveys.

It's about the fourth graders going to GCC FOR A TAX OF 10¢ PER GALLON. "WPES BECOMES FIRST FOURTH GRADE CLASS NATIONALLY TO IMPOSE GAS TAX." future headline

It's about WPES fourth grade classes collecting bags and give them to a company's that converts plastic into gasoline for city vehicles

ITS ABOUT A LOT OF STUFF I'VE BEEN POSTING ABOUT - I haven't seen ONE COMMENT FROM VERGA OR COX.
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Fortune Cookie
Joined: 13 Nov 2010, 17:37

17 Nov 2017, 13:08 #139

O-kaaay.... 
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battlingignorance
Joined: 01 Sep 2012, 12:06

17 Nov 2017, 16:28 #140

All or Nothing Leeeeeland.  Good strategy.
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