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Stop Me Before I Shop in a California Emporium

MJ84 Wrote: Dec 15, 2013 11:55 AM
I realize I'm old, but I remember when they wanted to ban brown paper bags in favor of the flimsy plastic bags because the environmentalists said we were destroying the freaking rain forest by using the paper bags. Now that all of those leftie wing nut environmentalists are putting Brazilian cherry hardwood floors in their homes (from the Rain Forest) because they are "renewable" and "sustainable" resources, they're going after our plastic bags, which, BTW, I reuse several times until they rip.
ClassicalTeacher Wrote: Dec 16, 2013 11:14 AM
My cat's litter clumps do very nicely in these plastic bags. Now, I suppose I'll be mailing them to California in paper envelopes.

CALIFORNIA: the land of the fruits, nuts, and stupids....
evie10 Wrote: Dec 15, 2013 12:19 PM
not to mention that the trees for making paper bags are basically farm raised and they do not attack forests to get pulpwood. They replace the trees and keep a cycle of trees for this. The same is true of most cut christmas trees - there are christmas tree farms and the trees are replaced to keep the farm going - no deforestation going on for either of these products. The flooring, though, is a different subject - like you pointed out.
C. R.4 Wrote: Dec 16, 2013 11:46 AM
The truth will, we hope, eventually set us free. However, with poor public education and brainwashing, many do not know what truth is today.
MJ84 Wrote: Dec 15, 2013 11:58 AM
I wonder how long it will be before the very same leftie nuts want to ban the germ-filled cloth bags because they are manufactured in China by non-union sweatshop labor...
Chris from Kalifornia Wrote: Dec 15, 2013 6:33 PM
20 years or so ago I read a statistic that was pretty interesting. It took 50,000 trees to print the New York Times. There's no way they could do that without having tree farms and cycling through them with fast growing trees specially bred to be used for the paper. Same thing applies to almost all wood products these days.