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Friday, February 15, 2013

Mike Bloomberg Might Cause More Global Warming!

In accordance with his firmly-held opinion that the stuff Everybody Knows trumps human freedoms, logical analysis, expert opinion, and common sense (I'm not sure of that last point since I have no common sense and have to simulate it), Mike Bloomberg is trying to ban styrofoam. Apparently, New Yorkers thrown out 20,000 tons of styrofoam each year and it costs the Sanitation Department $20 per ton to handle it. Mayor Bloomberg regards it as a matter of utmost importance to save the city government the 5¢ per person per year that costs. One big problem is that the styrofoam, if not recycled, is likely to wind up floating on the oceans. As long as it's there it will reflect sunlight and help cool off the world. If global warming is such a problem…

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