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Paper or Plastic or...?

Original post made by Walter_E_Wallis, Midtown, on Jan 7, 2011

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Posted by but
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jan 7, 2011 at 4:03 pm

This is just a cut and paste of a blog, walter.
Not saying its not accurate, but you could you get ua a little closer to the researchers, not just an c&p of an biased opinion piece. Or are you taking over food for thoughts role?

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Posted by Reality Check
a resident of Midtown
on Jan 7, 2011 at 8:47 pm

Ronald Bailey is a libertarian/conservative associated with all the usual suspects - Competitive Enterprise Institute, Cato, American Enterprise Institute - and is now with the libertarian Reason magazine. Thus, no great surprise that he's "for" plastic garbage.

Note how his "solution" to over-fishing is to privitize the oceans. Oy vey!

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Posted by Anon.
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jan 8, 2011 at 12:27 am

What is the purpose of this essay - that things cannot get any better ... or that there are some people who do not know so much about the facts of science ... or that everyone who thinks they know some science can belittle, ignore and override those they hold in contempt because they do not form their ideas in acceptable canonical form for those who either know of think they know it all?

What happened to a bit of humility and that human being do not know everything, and are capable of killing themselves and nature in the long run if they are not thoughtful and conscious?

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Posted by Good job, Walter
a resident of Greendell/Walnut Grove
on Jan 8, 2011 at 5:52 am

Good job, Walter.

Fighting that urge in some folks to control every aspect of our lives, associated with all the usual suspects, Democrats, Socialists, Marxists, fascists, environmentalists, etc, is a never ending job.

What happened to a bit of humility that humans do not know everything, and should proceed with caution before making changes that affect everyone, for unknown consequences?


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Posted by bill
a resident of Barron Park
on Jan 8, 2011 at 9:06 am

"There is no doubt that the amount of plastic in the world's oceans is troubling, but this kind of exaggeration undermines the credibility of scientists," White said.

That quote says it all. No problem can be addressed successfully if people are unwilling to cast aside their prejudices or biases and try to learn. We have too many who chose to ignore data and spread their opinions as gospel.

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Posted by Jesse
a resident of Ventura
on Jan 9, 2011 at 6:09 pm

"Plastic Doesn't Outweigh Plankton in the Oceans"

Then we aren't we dumping enough plastic. Put more out there until it does.

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