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Palo Alto Falls Behind - again

Original post made by Fred, Barron Park, on Dec 30, 2012

Concord braces for ban on single-serving water bottles to take effect Jan. 1

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Others have started to ban single-serve water and other drink containers. Why are we allowing our town to fall behind? These items litter our street and roadsides, and can be replaced by re-usable containers that virtually all already own. We should ban all single-serve drink containers - sale or possession - in our town. Do we have to wait before this begins to impact property values before attending to this critical issues?

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Posted by bottles
a resident of Greenmeadow
on Dec 30, 2012 at 9:05 pm

i like single serving bottles. It will never affect property values. Don't be silly.

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Posted by Outside Observer
a resident of another community
on Dec 30, 2012 at 9:40 pm

Society would be much better served by a mandatory death penalty for littering than it ever will be served by any bag bans, or bottle bans or any such lowering to the "lowest common denominator" we have for behavior in current society.

If littering is the problem, address it directly and effectively.

Getting the perps off the earth, and their DNA out of the genome solves the problem, and also raises the "lowest common denominator", improving society for everyone.

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Posted by Anon.
a resident of Crescent Park
on Dec 30, 2012 at 10:46 pm

> Society would be much better served by a mandatory death penalty for littering

That seems a bit extreme, but it does seem like "society" should really start taking a serious look at certain types of petty crime and seeing what it says about perpetrators. I agree that most people who litter are just missing something in their brains about citizenship and they should get some kind of serious punishment and counseling or something. Graffitti is another thing. It see,s sometimes that everything that is not 24 hours in the pubic eye and some things that are are getting vandalized by graffitti all over. Sometimes I think they ought to go back to the rack and whipping people in the town square for stuff like this ... nothing seems to make an impression on these thugs.

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Posted by Crescent Park Dad
a resident of Crescent Park
on Dec 31, 2012 at 10:38 am

Me thinks that most of you have missed the tongue and cheek portion of the original post.

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Posted by maguro_01
a resident of Mountain View
on Jan 1, 2013 at 1:43 am

The world would be in awe of Palo Alto again if it resurrected the town stocks. Put them up in the little park at Emerson and University Ave. There is more foot traffic their than around the City Hall grounds. That should take care of miscreants using single use water bottles, plastic bags, or high fructose corn syrup.

Another innovation that could also be borrowed from the Pilgrims is the dunking stool. The new one, befitting Palo Alto, could both use correct recycled materials and solar power and also be an aesthetically advanced design approved by the council and the various interested citizen groups. If someone was suspected of being a Republican they could be dunked. If they drowned, they were not a Republican.

Palo Alto need not be behind anywhere.

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Posted by maguro_01
a resident of Mountain View
on Jan 1, 2013 at 2:04 am


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Posted by Love it or leave it
a resident of College Terrace
on Jan 1, 2013 at 8:43 am

Very funny, maguro_01. I think you accurately summed up the fact that our "leaders" focus on the wrong things.

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