Fuck you Very Much, Sam Adams


Oh fucking whaaa! You ever think about shorting the handles on your reusable bags asshat?
And, again, I'd appreciate a curse that is more clever than "fuck you".
BTW, there's way less rain in Phoenix.
"Anarcho-communist" is a completely impossible combination of economic beliefs. How can you believe in state owned production/capital AND no government regulations of the economy?
go to goodwill and buy a backpack dipsh!t
Don't forget the communist-libertarian combo. not so good.
This is a put-on, isn't it? Nobody's this whiny.
I like how none of the comments have addressed his actual issue. Classic Blogtown.
how is plastic bad for the environment?


Plastic bags are bad for the environment because with all the growing plastic bags (which are not biodegradable) blowing around, anything can ingest it.
Animals and everything. also the materials to make plastic bags contribute to the global emissions.
Plastic degradation at sea takes between 45-1000 years.
Usually though, plastic bags don't biodegrade. They photo-degrade. Which means they break up into smaller pieces of plastic until eventually becoming plastics dusts.
Plastic which ends up in the sea (through garbage dumps at seaside, river flow etc) winds up becoming food for marine life that mistake it for food especially of the jellyfish variety.
Plastics bags have been found in the stomachs of endangered animals including the leatherback turtles, harbour porpoises and black footed albatross. Ingestion (swallowing) of plastic bags can result in blockages, internal infections, starvation and death.
These occur in deserts as well (garbage dumpsites in deserts) where camels and other desert wildlife have been found dead with plastic ingestion.
If animals don't die from plastic ingestion, they pollute the food chain instead. After all, we are the ones eating fish and meat.
Moreover, it takes about 430,000 gallons of oil to produce 100 million non-degradable plastic bags. And we use 4 trillion to 5 trillion plastic bags worldwide annually. That's using up oil sources without recycling them.
Recycling cost of plastic bags: it takes 250 bags to make 1 kilo of plastic - making recycling economically unviable. Furthermore, plastic is made of recycled materials, making them difficult to be further recycled. Burning plastic results in air pollution and toxic ash.

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IA, i was mostly with you at first. But you completely lost me when you started mouthing off stupid shit about who you "think" is behind the ban. Here's who pushed for the plastic bag ban, genius:


As you can see, they have chapters all over the world, including Portland. Hardly your standard "anarcho-hippie ecotards".

Btf'w, if you're TRULY the "anarcho-communist" you claim to be, then you ought to be well aware of atrocities in this world far more pressing than THIS piddly little bullshit you're whinning about.

Here's my advice to you: get a reusable bag or use the etremely durable napsack from Andy&Bax you MUST already have - like i do - and quite being such a fucking crybaby! FUCK dude, you sound like the ENEMY!
since when do anarcho communists shop at safeway???
Maybe dumpster dives at Safeway.

And dotcomdotcom has a point. Anarchism and communism are two fundamentally differing - in certain ways opposing idiologies.
Buy a totebag. Reuse it. Repeat! Problem solved. Quit complaining.
As an anarcho-communist, I'm assuming that you think the 7 billion people of the earth should be able to figure out how to fairly divide all goods and labor, and without the aid of a state bureaucracy. Yet you yourself can't figure out how to get your groceries home unless they hand you a wad of plastic bags each time. Think about that.
Dude, invest in the panniers. All those bags hangin from your handlebars is a crash waiting to happen.
This ban and the cunt behind it who runs that surfrider foundation who is behind are absolute fucking idiots!
These plastic bags that have banned are recyclable.
Have you seen those places at groceries stores where you could take and put them? Those go to a recycling company.
Okay so your curbside recycling won't accept them, there are lots of thing that are recyclable that they wont accept. Shall we ban all those also? Lets not make the curbside recycling accept and recycle something that can be, but ban instead? Makes perfect sense. The biggest problem with this ban is we the taxpayers and voters had absolutely NO say in it whatsoever.
I for one have decided I will NOT not recycle anything as long as this idiotic ban is in place. All recyclable materials are now going in the garbage and all garbage is going into the recycling containers. I will do this at my apt complex and anywhere in public I go.
@luckybulldog: Be sure to eat out of the toilet and shit in your refrigerator for the duration. That'll show us!
It doensn't seem to take a whole lot of "education" to figure out a better solution to your grocery dilemma than carrying away everything hanging from each handlebar, which in my opinion is not the most safest way to ride your bike. I would recommend a backpack as another commenter posted. Probably could score something pretty cheap at goodwill.
bring your own bags idiot
I'm with Oscar. Clearly you're not *that* destitute, as you have access to a computer and the internet, and can afford six bags of groceries at a time. Ten bucks, twenty tops, will buy you a perfectly functional and probably reasonably nice backpack at Goodwill, Value Village, Salvation Army or Next Adventure.
Buy a goddamn car hippie
or just read a book or internet post and repeat it to show how clever you are and how much you know, and to show that you are genuinely interested in this topics, not just for yourself, but for the world around you. Done. Provide a self answer to the problems too.
- those - etc, screw you slow internet connection, I hope they decapitate you and replace you with one that does the job...
How about fixing a crate to the back of your bike? Easily HALF the bikes in this town have milk crates fashioned to them. It's simple DIY, you lazy hypocritical dipshit.
They have those cloth bags at all the stores now..cheap too!
I can think of 10,000 reuses for plastic bags, from picking up dog poop to keeping my bicycle seat dry, and they are recyclable.

On top of that, you will still be able to get single use plastic bags at the farmer's market, smaller stores and in the produce section of your favorite supermarket, so this ban will do very little to actually reduce the volume of plastic bags in circulation.

I agree with the OP, this is mostly stupid feel-good nonsense, which sells very well indeed in PDX.

Dude, bike buckets: http://www.instructables.com/id/Best-Cat-Litter-Bike-Buckets/
Get a milk crate (easy to find for free) and three dollars worth of bungies. Idiot.
you got trolled!
Mr. Madison, what you've just said ... is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.
A WALD basket is less than $20. Carry your groceries in that. They attach to a bicycle super fucking easy.
Yes, obviously Sam Adams is to blame for all your problems. Maybe spend a little less time blaming others for your unhappiness and a little more time proactively developing solutions to your problems and life won't seem so hard.

Also, 110% chance this person moved here from California or the Midwest in the last year.
Okay, so, broseph? It's alright. I used to walk to the grocery store with my hiking sack, when I didn't want to drive. You could do the same, and save some paper bags, even.