The VENT Thread

Re: The VENT Thread

Postby stark » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:59 am

I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Re: The VENT Thread

Postby ThreeMustangs » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:41 am

I hate commercial air travel. Seriously considering driving home from Georgia to Tampa instead of flying. At least I’d get to see all the babies in the fields around Ocala...
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Re: The VENT Thread

Postby stark » Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:28 am

ThreeMustangs wrote:I hate commercial air travel. Seriously considering driving home from Georgia to Tampa instead of flying. At least I’d get to see all the babies in the fields around Ocala...


That's a no-brainer, what's it take maybe 6 hours or so, enjoy it!
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Re: The VENT Thread

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:32 pm

I LOVE The Expanse on SyFy, and it has its two-hour season finale tonight. It's a tremendous series, with an interesting, intricate story, superior acting and great effects.
However, I am really, really upset to read that next season, The Expanse will only be shown on Amazon's streaming service. Frack. :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:
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Re: The VENT Thread

Postby stark » Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:00 am

Seattle has officially become the first major U.S. city to ban restaurants from giving plastic straws and utensils to customers in an effort to help the environment.

Starting July 1, restaurants in the Emerald City are now barred from providing customers plastic straws, cocktail picks or utensils unless someone specifically requests one. Then, a customer should be given a compostable option, according to Seattle Public Utilities.
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Re: The VENT Thread

Postby starrydreamer » Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:04 pm

stark wrote:Seattle has officially become the first major U.S. city to ban restaurants from giving plastic straws and utensils to customers in an effort to help the environment.

Starting July 1, restaurants in the Emerald City are now barred from providing customers plastic straws, cocktail picks or utensils unless someone specifically requests one. Then, a customer should be given a compostable option, according to Seattle Public Utilities.


What's the vent here? That a city is trying to help the environment?

My vent is that ONE city doing this is going to do basically nothing. It needs to be the whole country. But hey, maybe they'll start a trend.
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Re: The VENT Thread

Postby Catalina » Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:21 pm

starrydreamer wrote:
stark wrote:Seattle has officially become the first major U.S. city to ban restaurants from giving plastic straws and utensils to customers in an effort to help the environment.

Starting July 1, restaurants in the Emerald City are now barred from providing customers plastic straws, cocktail picks or utensils unless someone specifically requests one. Then, a customer should be given a compostable option, according to Seattle Public Utilities.


What's the vent here? That a city is trying to help the environment?

My vent is that ONE city doing this is going to do basically nothing. It needs to be the whole country. But hey, maybe they'll start a trend.


There's a few cities in Texas that managed to implement a law curbing the obiquituous free plastic bags your purchases get bagged in, often 1 or 2 items per bag. And, one of these cities even noted a marked decrease of those used miserable bags floating in the Gulf - only for the state to pass a new container law that in essence forbids having to pay for plastic bags at the checkout. Back to square 1....
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Re: The VENT Thread

Postby stark » Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:39 pm

Straws aren't the problem.
People are.
Creating laws, putting factories out of work for in-demand products, is not a solution.
It's busy work for politicians.

The UK has a 25 year plan for plastic polution, please wake me with an update in 2042, thanks.
https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/conten ... aste-plan/
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Re: The VENT Thread

Postby starrydreamer » Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:37 pm

stark wrote:Straws aren't the problem.
People are.
Creating laws, putting factories out of work for in-demand products, is not a solution.
It's busy work for politicians.

The UK has a 25 year plan for plastic polution, please wake me with an update in 2042, thanks.
https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/conten ... aste-plan/


Yeah, people are the problem, but we can't get rid of people (if that we could...).

We CAN, however, get rid of plastic straws. And while that would put factory workers out of work for plastic straws, perhaps those same factories can start making paper straws, which do the same thing as plastic straws but have the added bonus of being biodegradable. There are plenty of plastic items for which there is no good alternative - but straws are definitely not one of them.
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Re: The VENT Thread

Postby stark » Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:27 am

Just count the straws....amazing!
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