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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she doesn’t recycle her plastic bags because her city’s recycling program is too “tough” for her to understand

On February 24, 2019, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez posted a live video on her Instagram account where she was talking about different political issues while peeling and cutting sweet potatoes.

A guy named Gob Abierto posted several different excerpts from that video in a string of tweets at this link, which has since been deleted. I watched a bunch of those excerpts before the tweet string was deleted. The internet archive has a copy of the same tweet string at this link, but it doesn’t include the videos.

One thing that I remember from watching the excerpts is that Ocasio-Cortez tosses her plastic grocery bags and her sweet potato peelings into the same garbage can, which means that she didn’t recycle the plastic bags, and she didn’t compost the sweet potato peelings.

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Moving to the AOC category.

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She's too stupid and lazy to return them to the grocery store recycling bin, or to buy reusable bags. And yet she publicizes this failure to master grocery bags 101.
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Moving to the AOC category.

Why do we dignify this idiot by creating a subforum just for her?   
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Why do we dignify this idiot by creating a subforum just for her?

It makes me laff. :whistle:
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Why do we dignify this idiot by creating a subforum just for her?
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Why do we dignify this idiot by creating a subforum just for her?

The pain-in-the-ass is that before leaving the POLITICS category, you need to manually click on 'all messages read'...otherwise when you're back at the main page, it fools you into thinking there are 'new' posts on the main forum.

Just bring down the category into the main forum and pin it like we do others.  Title it "Everything AOC".   :shrug:
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The pain-in-the-ass is that before leaving the POLITICS category, you need to manually click on 'all messages read'...otherwise when you're back at the main page, it fools you into thinking there are 'new' posts on the main forum.

Just bring down the category into the main forum and pin it like we do others.  Title it "Everything AOC".   :shrug:

Imagine what the Home Page would look like if we split out all the sub-Cats into full-blown categories.
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These people get the attention because of their dangerous ideas,

Socialism, anti-semitism (maybe that is per others and not her, that much at least) and so on.

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These people get the attention because of their dangerous ideas,

Socialism, anti-semitism (maybe that is per others and not her, that much at least) and so on.

Perzackly.  To defeat them, we must expose their goofy ideas.
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She's too stupid and lazy to return them to the grocery store recycling bin, or to buy reusable bags. And yet she publicizes this failure to master grocery bags 101.
Yes, it's so difficult to put them in a bigger bag when you get home and then, every several weeks or so on a subsequent shopping trip, drop them into the recycling bin. It's just exhausting, I tell you. After I recycle grocery bags, I have to have a glass of wine and take a nap.
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There are unwritten rules/laws in this house about recycle:
1. The city (Lewisville, TX), wants citizens not to put food garbage down the garbage disposal, so garbage disposal isn't used - food garbage goes into the food garbage bag (we don't grow veggies so there is no composting. House is in city.).  This food garbage bag goes into large regular plastic garbage container that is put at the curb on Monday night.
2. All grocery store, other stores, plastic bags goes into the very large plastic bag which are periodically, put in another plastic bag and bag is tied and goes into car.  Next time grocery store shopping happens, bag goes to store for recycle.
3. All paper and forms of paper (cardboard), are put in a cardboard box.  Periodically, cardboard box goes into really big blue recycle plastic container which is wheeled out to the curb on Tuesday night for recycle guys to empty.
4. My workroom and his office each has two small type trash cans, one for pure paper and one for non-paper trash.
Any questions about the rules/laws?
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Yes, it's so difficult to put them in a bigger bag when you get home and then, every several weeks or so on a subsequent shopping trip, drop them into the recycling bin. It's just exhausting, I tell you. After I recycle grocery bags, I have to have a glass of wine and take a nap.

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You just convinced me to recycle.
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There are unwritten rules/laws in this house about recycle:
1. The city (Lewisville, TX), wants citizens not to put food garbage down the garbage disposal, so garbage disposal isn't used - food garbage goes into the food garbage bag (we don't grow veggies so there is no composting. House is in city.).  This food garbage bag goes into large regular plastic garbage container that is put at the curb on Monday night.
2. All grocery store, other stores, plastic bags goes into the very large plastic bag which are periodically, put in another plastic bag and bag is tied and goes into car.  Next time grocery store shopping happens, bag goes to store for recycle.
3. All paper and forms of paper (cardboard), are put in a cardboard box.  Periodically, cardboard box goes into really big blue recycle plastic container which is wheeled out to the curb on Tuesday night for recycle guys to empty.
4. My workroom and his office each has two small type trash cans, one for pure paper and one for non-paper trash.
Any questions about the rules/laws?

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You just convinced me to recycle.

When I lived in Phoenix, recycling plastic grocery bags was a big no-no, so I didn't recycle them.  Rather, I "repurposed" them.  They make great liners for wastebaskets and dirty kitty litter bins.
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There are unwritten rules/laws in this house about recycle:


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As an Environmental Manager at a petrochemical plant  our environmental committee asked me if we could establish / implement a comprehensive recycle program back in the early '90's which was pretty foreward thinking at the time.  We went through all the time, effort, and cost, and all seemed to be going well.  I mean we had had multi- compartment recepticles for paper, food, plastic, aluminum,and glass.

Well one day after about 6 months later, I got an anonymous tip (note) under my door one day, suggesting I might want to trail the custodial workers in the evening.  And you guessed it.....   These folks were throwing everything into one container in a blazing glory of laziness. 

Bottom line, for these things to work, you got to have almost universal cooperation from the generator all the way to the industrial recycler.  Any weak link in the chain dooms it. 
« Last Edit: March 21, 2019, 01:03:22 PM by catfish1957 »
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Thankfully, we're not required to recycle anything, but we do take bottles, paper and plastics to a recycling container in a nearby town every once in a while and the grocery bags back to the store. How can that be, that we recycle without the strong arm of the law demanding it?!?  :shrug:
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Thankfully, we're not required to recycle anything, but we do take bottles, paper and plastics to a recycling container in a nearby town every once in a while and the grocery bags back to the store. How can that be, that we recycle without the strong arm of the law demanding it?!?  :shrug:

Hmmmm..   Coming soon to a location near you.


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Thankfully, we're not required to recycle anything, but we do take bottles, paper and plastics to a recycling container in a nearby town every once in a while and the grocery bags back to the store. How can that be, that we recycle without the strong arm of the law demanding it?!?  :shrug:

Because your natural sense of wanting to do the right, responsible and unselfish thing can be appealed to without resort to coercion by the State.   It's the same argument I've made with respect to the abortion issue for years. 
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Because your natural sense of wanting to do the right, responsible and unselfish thing can be appealed to without resort to coercion by the State. 
Getting back to the posted article, then, could it be that doing the right, responsible and unselfish thing is too difficult for Ms. Ocasio?
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I like that one too.  "The planet isn't going anywhere...WE are!"
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