California Is Leading The Nanny-State Trend...

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    Interesting article by Sandra Fabry


    California nanny-staters are at it again. Sometime later this month, the Los Angeles City Council is expected to pass a ban on plastic carryout bags. Not surprisingly, San Francisco was the first U.S. city to impose a plastic bag ban and California accounts for almost two-thirds of the 74 plastic-related bans in the U.S.

    The merits of the bans are, at best, questionable. Recent studies have shown that the unintended consequences of the bans often outweigh their benefits. For instance, an audit found that bag litter has accounted for a higher percentage of San Francisco’s litter in the years since the city banned plastic bags than it did in the years before. But that won’t stop Los Angeles from imposing a similar prohibition, just as it didn’t stop Watsonville from becoming the first city in California’s Santa Cruz County to ban single-use plastic bags. After all, it is about saving the planet.

    In California, it is always about saving the planet. Or saving the children. Or saving the animals. Or saving ________. You get the picture.

    That’s why California is constantly banning things. Just this week, the Corona City Council approved a ban on clothing donation drop-off boxes because they “were becoming an eyesore.” California’s chefs are currently rallying against the state’s soon-to-take-effect foie gras ban. Children in Santa Clara County will no longer get a toy with their restaurant meals due to a ban, while weekend warriors in Glendale may no longer use synthetic turf in their front yards. If you enjoy an occasional caffeinated beer, shark fin soup or “Kosher for Passover” Coca-Cola, you are now out of luck in California, as statewide bans have taken effect this year. California also recently became the first state to ban indoor tanning for minors, even with parental permission. A State Senate-passed bill to ban foam takeout containers did not pass the State Assembly last year, but the assault on Styrofoam, which makes serving containers inexpensive and reusable, is far from over. While the state-wide Senate measure is still eligible to be voted upon this year, city councils in San Jose and Hermosa Beach are proceeding with their own local bans.

    As with the plastic bag bans, many of these measures, while undoubtedly well-intentioned on some level, are fraught with problems and unintended consequences.

    The indoor tanning prohibition for minors, for example, gives California the dubious distinction of being the first state in which “a 12-year-old girl can decide to get an abortion without informing her parents, but a 17-...

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    If a 12 year old girl is pregnant, usually one of her parents is involved.
     
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    Care to back that up, Old Crock?
     
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    Sick, isn't it?
     
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    So, what are you two objecting to? The termination of the pregnancy of a 12 year old girl? The fact that most of this age that end up pregnant have a relitive involved? Or that someone is publically stating that fact?
     
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    thats not what ernie asked you, links please.
     
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    Obfuscate much?
     
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    It's a deflection. If you are against a plastic bag ban, you are for 12 year old girls getting impregnated by a relative. It's a old saw of libs.

    According to environmental activists who hate plastic bags, illness and death caused by reusable grocery bags is acceptable. Reusable bags carry the deadly norovirus, use at your own risk.

    Investigators Discover Deadly Virus in Reusable Grocery Bags; MyCleaningProducts.com Shares Tips on How to Prevent Contracting the Pathogen

    We got plastic bags because paper bags killed trees. We got reusable bags because plastic bags weren't sensitive enough. But, you can either, clean your reusable bags in an environmentally correct and responsible manner, or use them once. It's a financial boon for the makers of resuable bags and an unnecessary expense for the consumer.

    The best solution is to get rid of the environmental wackos.
     
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    California is ruled regulated and taxed to death yet it is bankrupt no jobs filled with illegals, homeless, gangs, we have the worst schools, and it's been run by democrats for over 40 years.

    You want to see the damage of liberalism, come to Los Angeles. Oh Lordy it's ugly.
     
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    And an Inept Governor...who stated that Facebook Came from his state...


    The Delusional Governor Moonbeam

    From an interview with Charlie Rose...


    New York Post: California Screaming. Spending its Way to Oblivion

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