Nobody's made it a moral issue; it's a cost and convenience issue.
Putting it into conventional landfills leads to future liability
issues that will be borne by the taxpayers. There are expenses related
to removing hazardous waste from the normal disposal stream, so the
obvious solution is to simply exclude it from that stream. But, as you
noted, if you don't give people _convenient_ alternatives, they'll
find another way to get rid of it. So sure, tell people it's not
allowed to throw that stuff in their regular trash, but you also must
provide a means to conveniently get rid of that stuff, or it will end
up on the wayside. Half measures never succeed.
I've often written that today's landfills are tomorrows mines. As I've
studied and read history, I've noticed that mankind uses more but wastes
less. There are some interesting sites about recycling and one I
read showed that most of the metal lead we use and almost ALL lead is
recycled. The only things stopping the complete recycling of everything
is the cost and the development of industrial methods that can implement
total recycling so that the process delivers more value than the energy
put into it. I'm sure a group engineers and scientists can develop a way
to completely extract and separate all the component parts of trash but
at what cost? O_o
Yea, bring back slavery. Copy what The English did when America was a
new world to exploit. Irish and Scotsmen who were taken as prisoners of
war and those The Crown determined to be criminals were shipped to
America as slaves. Of course most people won't believe that the first
slaves in America were Caucasians from Europe. Heck, the government
could clean out gangs from the cities with the good old "Stop and frisk"
routine and if nothing illegal is found, plant something on the
"suspect" and sen them off to be slave labor. Prisons could really turn
into money making operations that may actually wind up needing many more
inmates to do the work so any excuse to send someone to prison may
become SOP. Darn, I do believe it's already going on in one form or
With any luck, some of the inmates would get
sick, and blame it on metal poisoning from the
labor. And then we'd pay for their medical care
for the next several decades.
I'm a believer that inmates should have some thing
productive to do. Job skills, rehab, and learn a
trade, and do something other than watch TV and
fight with each other. However, I can also see the
potential for abuse.
I saw a TV show one time, I can't remember what state.
Lousiana? Does horse training at one of the prisons.
Says the inmates work hard, to be part of the horse
Christopher A. Young
Learn about Jesus
On 9/3/2013 8:43 PM, The Daring Dufas wrote:
They pick em up if you stuff them inside a plastic bag and shove them
in with the regular garbage. That's how I get rid of old tires since
the city won't take them if I put them on the curb. If I was a tire
store I'd feel bad doing that but as a once every 5 year tire disposer
I could give a crap and the city is entirely too particular about the
trash they deign to collect.
On Tue, 27 Aug 2013 17:52:56 -0400, Stormin Mormon
Why are you surprised? It's junk. Worse, most places will charge you
to take it away. I have one you can have if you cart it away. I'll
even give you all the cables and a graphics card, or three, if you
need them. All working but junk nonetheless.
On Tue, 27 Aug 2013 20:10:29 -0400, Stormin Mormon
That's not good for Capitalism. We need to keep buying new things if
we want the economy to work. I actually have a high def CRT TV. It's
just has heavy as the old TVs but is high def. I thought about
replacing it with a nice flat screen LCD or LED, but I can't bring
myself to just chuck it because it's a heavy box. It isn't like I move
I remember back in the Reagan years. My phone rang,
I hired help, and life was good. Now, we have all
the various levels of socialism. I'm up to my eyes
in debt, no hired help, and can't afford gasoline.
I have lost hope. Change it back!
When the regulations lighten up a bit, the economy
will recover. Then, I'll start buying new stuff again.
In the meantime, I'm using a PC from about five years
ago, drive a 1995 model work van, and live in a 1974
trailer home. Thank you, socialists.
Christopher A. Young
Learn about Jesus
On 8/28/2013 9:45 AM, dgk wrote:
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