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Drinking, Energy, and Life: THE LAST STRAW TOSSEL on Reason <p><a href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/176022832961/plastic-straw-myths-do-you-enjoy-sipping" class="tumblr_blog">redbloodedamerica</a>:</p> <blockquote><h2> Plastic Straw Myths </h2><blockquote><p> Do you enjoy sipping drinks through plastic straws?  Well, if activists get their way you won’t be allowed to anymore.  “These must be banned,” they say.  </p><p>Why?</p><p>When celebrities speak, politicians listen.  Seattle recently banned straws, and other places want to do the same.  “The idea that you’re going to ban straws and save the world is ridiculous.”  Angela Logomasini studies environmental issues at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.  What will banning plastic straws accomplish?  “Probably nothing at all.  It might make some people in Hollywood feel good.  It may make some politicians feel good, like they’re doing something.  It might sound good at parties, but it’s not going to solve any problems.” </p><p>Plastic pollution in the ocean <i>is</i> a real problem, but only about 1% of it comes from the United States.  Of that 1%, a tiny amount comes from plastic straws.  But what about that 500 million number?  Where do they all get that number?  They got it from this child’s school project.  He says he got the 500 million straws a day figure through a phone survey he conducted with straw manufacturers.  The media just accepts his 500 million number.  But the actual number is much lower according to the analysis firm Technomic.  </p><p>Okay, so activists and media exaggerate the problem.  Still they promised it would be easy to get rid of the straws. “If we can reduce something that is easy, that is polluting in the environment, that is getting stuck in turtles’ noses and causing damage to the environment, let’s do that,” says progressive talk show host Ethan Bearman.  “Sometimes we do need a little gentle guiding hand from government.”  <i>Governments gentle guiding hand</i> will either ban straws or order us to replace this cheap plastic straw with ones like these made of paper or bamboo.  “Plastic doesn’t actually biodegrade.  So unlike a lot of other things, paper, for example, actually breaks down into other components.”  </p><p>That’s not a good thing.  That means paper straws break down, even while you’re using them.  They get soggy, they leak.  “That’s the beauty of plastic, it’s enduring,” says Logomasini, “Paper straws are going to break down while you’re drinking with it.”  Paper and bamboo straws aren’t environmentally pristine either.  Paper products take more energy and more effort to produce.  You’re going to have a net negative environmental impact.  The paper doesn’t degrade in a landfill either.  Everything is essentially mummified.  <b>You’re replacing a superior product with an inferior one and you’re asking people to pay more for it.</b> It doesn’t make a lot of sense,” she says. </p><p>It doesn’t, and the higher price is the final result.  Paper straws are eight times more expensive to make than plastic straws.  Won’t this hurt businesses?  “I don’t think so.  Maybe people won’t use straws,” claims New York City Councilman Barry Grodenchik.   “If it’s a $1.79 to get the fountain drink at Joe’s corner deli that we’re talking about, and now it’s a $1.83, I don’t see that as being a huge difference in the price,” says Bearman.  </p><p>“This is what environmentalists will say about <i>every</i> policy they put out.  A few cents here, a few cents there eventually begins to become a burden,” explains Logomasini.  We don’t need straws.  “You know a lot of things in life are not <i>necessary</i>, but beneficial and enjoyable.  Banning straws isn’t going to do anything for the environment.  So what they’re just trying to do is take away my freedom for nothing in return.”  </p><p>As the environment has become cleaner, that’s become a specialty of the environmental movement: spend <i>your</i> money on feel-good policies that make no real difference.<br/></p></blockquote></blockquote>
Drinking, Energy, and Life: THE LAST
 STRAW
 TOSSEL
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<p><a href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/176022832961/plastic-straw-myths-do-you-enjoy-sipping" class="tumblr_blog">redbloodedamerica</a>:</p>

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Plastic Straw Myths

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Do you enjoy sipping drinks through plastic straws?  Well, if activists get their way you won’t be allowed to anymore.  “These must be banned,” they say.  </p><p>Why?</p><p>When celebrities speak, politicians listen.  Seattle recently banned straws, and other places want to do the same.  “The idea that you’re going to ban straws and save the world is ridiculous.”  Angela Logomasini studies environmental issues at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.  What will banning plastic straws accomplish?  “Probably nothing at all.  It might make some people in Hollywood feel good.  It may make some politicians feel good, like they’re doing something.  It might sound good at parties, but it’s not going to solve any problems.” </p><p>Plastic pollution in the ocean <i>is</i> a real problem, but only about 1% of it comes from the United States.  Of that 1%, a tiny amount comes from plastic straws.  But what about that 500 million number?  Where do they all get that number?  They got it from this child’s school project.  He says he got the 500 million straws a day figure through a phone survey he conducted with straw manufacturers.  The media just accepts his 500 million number.  But the actual number is much lower according to the analysis firm Technomic.  </p><p>Okay, so activists and media exaggerate the problem.  Still they promised it would be easy to get rid of the straws. “If we can reduce something that is easy, that is polluting in the environment, that is getting stuck in turtles’ noses and causing damage to the environment, let’s do that,” says progressive talk show host Ethan Bearman.  “Sometimes we do need a little gentle guiding hand from government.”  <i>Governments gentle guiding hand</i> will either ban straws or order us to replace this cheap plastic straw with ones like these made of paper or bamboo.  “Plastic doesn’t actually biodegrade.  So unlike a lot of other things, paper, for example, actually breaks down into other components.”  </p><p>That’s not a good thing.  That means paper straws break down, even while you’re using them.  They get soggy, they leak.  “That’s the beauty of plastic, it’s enduring,” says Logomasini, “Paper straws are going to break down while you’re drinking with it.”  Paper and bamboo straws aren’t environmentally pristine either.  Paper products take more energy and more effort to produce.  You’re going to have a net negative environmental impact.  The paper doesn’t degrade in a landfill either.  Everything is essentially mummified.  <b>You’re replacing a superior product with an inferior one and you’re asking people to pay more for it.</b> It doesn’t make a lot of sense,” she says. </p><p>It doesn’t, and the higher price is the final result.  Paper straws are eight times more expensive to make than plastic straws.  Won’t this hurt businesses?  “I don’t think so.  Maybe people won’t use straws,” claims New York City Councilman Barry Grodenchik.   “If it’s a $1.79 to get the fountain drink at Joe’s corner deli that we’re talking about, and now it’s a $1.83, I don’t see that as being a huge difference in the price,” says Bearman.  </p><p>“This is what environmentalists will say about <i>every</i> policy they put out.  A few cents here, a few cents there eventually begins to become a burden,” explains Logomasini.  We don’t need straws.  “You know a lot of things in life are not <i>necessary</i>, but beneficial and enjoyable.  Banning straws isn’t going to do anything for the environment.  So what they’re just trying to do is take away my freedom for nothing in return.”  </p><p>As the environment has become cleaner, that’s become a specialty of the environmental movement: spend <i>your</i> money on feel-good policies that make no real difference.<br/></p></blockquote></blockquote>

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Being Alone, Family, and Parents: Balloon Boy The Untold Stor <p><a href="https://ren-of-rationality.tumblr.com/post/176000159280/libertarirynn-this-is-mind-blowing-theres-a" class="tumblr_blog">ren-of-rationality</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/175977121284/this-is-mind-blowing-theres-a-good-chance" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>This is mind blowing. There’s a good chance “Balloon Boy” from back in 2009 wasn’t actually an intentional hoax at all and this family got screwed over by the justice system and lied about by the media 😳</p> <p>Follow up: <a href="https://youtu.be/Axgyj7g5XZY">https://youtu.be/Axgyj7g5XZY</a></p> </blockquote> <p>I don’t know, I always thought that the most damning evidence against them was the kid’s slip up during the interview, which interestingly enough is the evidence he seemed to gloss over more than the others.  The excuse given by this kid wasn’t just “not a great excuse” it makes no sense.  </p> <p>The kid states that someone asked him vaguely “so what happened about this balloon thing” shortly after he’d spoken to someone else about where he was hiding.  That’s not what happened though, when this kid slips up his parents asked him, “Didn’t you hear us calling for you?” then when he nods yes, they ask “well why didn’t you come out?”  Then the kids answers, “<b>You guys said</b>, we did this for the show.” </p> <figure class="tmblr-embed tmblr-full" data-provider="youtube" data-orig-width="459" data-orig-height="344" data-url="https%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2FwI6UONWCq7A"><iframe width="540" height="405" id="youtube_iframe" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/wI6UONWCq7A?feature=oembed&amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;origin=https://safe.txmblr.com&amp;wmode=opaque" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></figure><p>All of which is very different than what the kid’s saying happened in his later excuse. </p> </blockquote> <p>Yes and the video addresses this. It is a weird slip but being that it’s pretty much the only evidence that still stands up and it *is* still the word of a sleep deprived six-year-old who may not have even fully understood the question, especially since they *have* been on shows before, I don’t think that alone is enough to show beyond reasonable doubt that’s a hoax.</p>
Being Alone, Family, and Parents: Balloon Boy
 The Untold Stor
<p><a href="https://ren-of-rationality.tumblr.com/post/176000159280/libertarirynn-this-is-mind-blowing-theres-a" class="tumblr_blog">ren-of-rationality</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/175977121284/this-is-mind-blowing-theres-a-good-chance" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p>
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<p>This is mind blowing. There’s a good chance “Balloon Boy” from back in 2009 wasn’t actually an intentional hoax at all and this family got screwed over by the justice system and lied about by the media 😳</p>

<p>Follow up: <a href="https://youtu.be/Axgyj7g5XZY">https://youtu.be/Axgyj7g5XZY</a></p>
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<p>I don’t know, I always thought that the most damning evidence against them was the kid’s slip up during the interview, which interestingly enough is the evidence he seemed to gloss over more than the others.  The excuse given by this kid wasn’t just “not a great excuse” it makes no sense.  </p>
<p>The kid states that someone asked him vaguely “so what happened about this balloon thing” shortly after he’d spoken to someone else about where he was hiding.  That’s not what happened though, when this kid slips up his parents asked him, “Didn’t you hear us calling for you?” then when he nods yes, they ask “well why didn’t you come out?”  Then the kids answers, “<b>You guys said</b>, we did this for the show.” </p>
<figure class="tmblr-embed tmblr-full" data-provider="youtube" data-orig-width="459" data-orig-height="344" data-url="https%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2FwI6UONWCq7A"><iframe width="540" height="405" id="youtube_iframe" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/wI6UONWCq7A?feature=oembed&amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;origin=https://safe.txmblr.com&amp;wmode=opaque" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></figure><p>All of which is very different than what the kid’s saying happened in his later excuse. </p>
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<p>Yes and the video addresses this. It is a weird slip but being that it’s pretty much the only evidence that still stands up and it *is* still the word of a sleep deprived six-year-old who may not have even fully understood the question, especially since they *have* been on shows before, I don’t think that alone is enough to show beyond reasonable doubt that’s a hoax.</p>

<p><a href="https://ren-of-rationality.tumblr.com/post/176000159280/libertarirynn-this-is-mind-blowing-theres-a" class="tumblr_blog">ren-of-...

Fucking, Homeless, and Music: The Telegraph @Telegraph Follow Former rough sleeper Ed Sheeran wins permission for "anti-homeless" gates outside £8m London home Former rough sleeper Ed Sheeran wins permission for "anti-homeless" gates.. Pop superstar Ed Sheeran, who spent nights sleeping rough on the streets of London early in his career, has won planning permission to install "anti-homeless" r... telegraph.co.uk <p><a href="https://banana0042.tumblr.com/post/176004097153/libertarirynn-banana0042-capatalismnt" class="tumblr_blog">banana0042</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/176001677799/banana0042-capatalismnt-please-dont-pay-for" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://banana0042.tumblr.com/post/175999946723/capatalismnt-please-dont-pay-for-his-music" class="tumblr_blog">banana0042</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://capatalismnt.tumblr.com/post/175987677927/please-dont-pay-for-his-music" class="tumblr_blog">capatalismnt</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Please don’t pay for his music.</p></blockquote> <p>Also, molotov cocktails and thermite are valid options as well.  </p> </blockquote> <p>Imagine advocating literal violence against somebody for not wanting random people on their property. How many homeless people do y’all let sleep in your living room? Never mind the fact that the gate was <i><b>actually</b></i> to keep out the paparazzi and he never said anything about the homeless to fucking begin with.</p> </blockquote> <p>I have urged for the death and destruction of much more powerful men before this in much more violent ways. It is clear that I frequently oblige such. Even if the gate didn’t exist I would still want him dead and his property destroyed because he has wealth.  Fuck’m, he’s rich.</p> </blockquote><p>Well at least you’re honest about your mental instability.</p>
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<p><a href="https://banana0042.tumblr.com/post/176004097153/libertarirynn-banana0042-capatalismnt" class="tumblr_blog">banana0042</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/176001677799/banana0042-capatalismnt-please-dont-pay-for" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="https://banana0042.tumblr.com/post/175999946723/capatalismnt-please-dont-pay-for-his-music" class="tumblr_blog">banana0042</a>:</p>

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<p><a href="https://capatalismnt.tumblr.com/post/175987677927/please-dont-pay-for-his-music" class="tumblr_blog">capatalismnt</a>:</p>
<blockquote><p>Please don’t pay for his music.</p></blockquote>
<p>Also, molotov cocktails and thermite are valid options as well.  </p>
</blockquote>

<p>Imagine advocating literal violence against somebody for not wanting random people on their property. How many homeless people do y’all let sleep in your living room? Never mind the fact that the gate was <i><b>actually</b></i> to keep out the paparazzi and he never said anything about the homeless to fucking begin with.</p>
</blockquote>
<p>I have urged for the death and destruction of much more powerful men before this in much more violent ways. It is clear that I frequently oblige such. Even if the gate didn’t exist I would still want him dead and his property destroyed because he has wealth.  Fuck’m, he’s rich.</p>
</blockquote><p>Well at least you’re honest about your mental instability.</p>

<p><a href="https://banana0042.tumblr.com/post/176004097153/libertarirynn-banana0042-capatalismnt" class="tumblr_blog">banana0042</a>:</p><b...