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New waste laws planned. Do you agree? (SNP)   The Newsy You: News of Today

Started Aug-25 by Showtalk; 10036 views.
Showtalk
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From: Showtalk 

Aug-25

The worst is that one or two people come up with these ideas, but everyone else votes to pass them.

Showtalk
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From: Showtalk 

Aug-25

I bet you have a strong opinion on this.

WALTER784

From: WALTER784 

Aug-26

Showtalk said...

The worst is that one or two people come up with these ideas, but everyone else votes to pass them.

Welcome to the dumbing down of our general public by the education system!

Once dumbed down... they'll do what ever they're told and not even know why or whether it's good or bad!

They're minions that just do what they're told... 

FWIW

Alfi (THIALFI)

From: Alfi (THIALFI) 

Aug-28

Businesses only, not individuals. Yet.

With the usual consequences: fewer businesses.

Showtalk
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From: Showtalk 

Aug-28

Yes destroy businesses then reach into homes.  All the while setting different rules for themselves. Gavin Newsom is fighting for his political life and career because he went too far.

It sounds like another harebrained thing that either will be damn near impossible to enforce or will result in far worse problems than it tried to address.

The big problem is there is no proper infrastructure to make compliance even possible for most people.

what i see is a total Charlie Foxtrot coming out of that, and a bigger influx of refugees pouring into Texas to further "Californicate" our state demographics.

Showtalk
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From: Showtalk 

Aug-29

I can understand wanting to use prepared food without throwing it out but the logistics are a nightmare,

It will cost more in other areas due to regulatory compliance costs, that dwarf whatever benefits come from such regulations.

Showtalk
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From: Showtalk 

Sep-1

It may never happen in spite of the laws passed. They may rely instead on voluntary compliance.

Or a whole bunch of social pressure - e.g. cancel culture, ratting people out, shaming, and of course the usual dox and destroy their livelihoods.

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/06/stop-firing-innocent/613615/
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What happened to Emmanuel Cafferty is an especially egregious example. At the end of a long shift mapping underground utility lines, he was on his way home, his left hand casually hanging out the window of the white pickup truck issued to him by the San Diego Gas & Electric company. When he came to a halt at a traffic light, another driver flipped him off.

Then, Cafferty told me a few days ago, the other driver began to act even more strangely. He flashed what looked to Cafferty like an “okay” hand gesture and started cussing him out. When the light turned green, Cafferty drove off, hoping to put an end to the disconcerting encounter.

But when Cafferty reached another red light, the man, now holding a cellphone camera, was there again. “Do it! Do it!” he shouted. Unsure what to do, Cafferty copied the gesture the other driver kept making. The man appeared to take a video, or perhaps a photo.

Two hours later, Cafferty got a call from his supervisor, who told him that somebody had seen Cafferty making a white-supremacist hand gesture, and had posted photographic evidence on Twitter. (Likely unbeknownst to most Americans, the alt-right has appropriated a version of the “okay” symbol for their own purposes because it looks like the initials for “white power”; this is the symbol the man accused Cafferty of making when his hand was dangling out of his truck.) Dozens of people were now calling the company to demand Cafferty’s dismissal.

By the end of the call, Cafferty had been suspended without pay. By the end of the day, his colleagues had come by his house to pick up the company truck. By the following Monday, he was out of a job.  ...

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