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Author Topic: MASS Civil Disobedience Idea... you want press, this is IT. Anti-RECYCLING!  (Read 1503 times)

FTL_Ian

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Undergrounders... I predict that this idea could result in some major press coverage for NHFree.com, (at least within the state), and would be an EASY one for many, many liberty lovers to participate in, with little risk.

STOP RECYCLING.

Make a public show of Liberty lovers coming to the recycling office, and handing back their bins.

All of the evidence shows that recycling is nothing more than a bullshit racket that actually hurts the environment more than it helps.  See for yourself, as Penn and Teller explain:
http://www.sho.com/site/ptbs/topics.do?topic=r  - Watch the preview
http://torrentspy.com/search.asp?mode=torrentdetails&id=267432&query=penn - Link to a torrent for Season 2 of Bullshit (this is how you can get the full episode)
Better yet, plunk down the cash and buy the DVD set, you won't be disappointed.  P&T's BS is a great watch, especially with friends:
http://www.deepdiscountdvd.com/dvd.cfm?itemID=SHO002083

This is one of those issues where it will be both controversial and eye-opening.  Plus, you get to save time, and start throwing everything away again.  (I've been doing it for over a year down here, and it feels great!)

Your thoughts?
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Interesting idea, Ian, but I'm not sure it will be well-received.? One of the criteria for a well-chosen act of civil disobedience is to have a clear situation where government is brazenly wrong and the individual is obviously right.? Most people like recycling and won't be impressed with the explanation.

Hell, I recycle (yeah, I know -- need to see that episode of Bullshit).
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Interesting idea, Ian, but I'm not sure it will be well-received.  One of the criteria for a well-chosen act of civil disobedience is to have a clear situation where government is brazenly wrong and the individual is obviously right.  Most people like recycling and won't be impressed with the explanation.

Hell, I recycle (yeah, I know -- need to see that episode of Bullshit).

I couldn't watch the preview (my system is too old/too slow), but I'm guessing that the P&T:BS! episode points out that most municiple recycling ordinances don't recycle diddly-squat. Despite onerous requirements for residents to clean, de-label, and sort all plastics and metals and glass, in many instances it all winds up in the same landfill.

Separation into "recycling" bins at the curb != recycling.

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Rocketman, that's exactly why it will be a huge splash.  It's GREAT iconoclasm.  The more noise the pro-recycling crowd makes, the more attention the TRUTH will get.

I suggest you watch that episode, you WILL BE BLOWN AWAY.  They destroy every recycling myth and claim.

Recycling is a bullshit government program, created by a bunch of scaremongers in order to justify its existance.

The message for the public would be:  "What if almost everything you thought you knew about recycling was a lie?"

It is.
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Separation into "recycling" bins at the curb != recycling.

I "lost" my bins.  oopsie!   :o
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I like the part on BS when they put out  20 differant recycling cans and then got some fools to try and sort garbage into them. ;D


That one lady thought it was such a good idea ::) LMAO but it was scary to to see how some people lap this crap up.
« Last Edit: June 18, 2005, 04:25 AM NHFT by Pat K »
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Well, "fools" is a little harsh.  These are people who just don't question authority... I didn't question it until I saw that episode.  They do it because they actually believe they are "helping", when in reality they are only wasting their time.   :(
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In my state, it's illegal to not recycle.

I never have, and I never will.

Currently the act of recycling polutes the air more then simply making it from scratch. Perhaps this wasn't true back when cans were made of pure alluminum, but it simply doesn't hold water anymore.

Recyling is more expensive then making it from scratch. The only reason these "recyling plants" are still in existance is because they're subsidized with our tax dollars.

People complain about then filling up the landfill. But the fact is, if garbage dumps weren't socialized by the local or county governments around here, and instead allowed a free market in land-fill production, their's be plenty of space. Now, perhaps after we have a free market in land-fills, we'll have market prices to determine exactly how much it does cost to throw things away vs. reusing them, but untill such time, we have no way of knowing. My bet, is that it's really not that big of a deal though.

That and the few times my wife put out cans for the recycling truck to pick up, they never did.

It's the law. But it's a stupid law. And everyone knows it. The vast majority of people simply don't comply with it around here.

It's nothing I'd stage a huge protest over though. If people want to recycle, let them. This is something, I think I'd rather follow Thorou's modle of Civil Disobedience, as opposed to Gandi's.

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Well, "fools" is a little harsh.? These are people who just don't question authority... I didn't question it until I saw that episode.? They do it because they actually believe they are "helping", when in reality they are only wasting their time.? ?:(


Well come on now at what time in your life after age 12 would you let someone blow a whistle and repermand you for putting garbage in the wrong can?

About the second whistle I would have put that guy in the wet food can.? ;D
« Last Edit: June 18, 2005, 04:35 AM NHFT by Pat K »
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There isn't mandatory recycling here, Ian.  You should do it there :)
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Really?  In the whole state, or just Keene?
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No, I guess several cities have mandatory recycling.  Portsmouth, Derry, Lancaster...
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You would probably stand a greater chance staying alive fighting the Federal Gov't---than attempting to expose these companies.

In the unlikely event of a protest, we should employ a lot of open carry ;)
« Last Edit: June 18, 2005, 07:32 AM NHFT by Lloyd Danforth »
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There are stories running in Concord right now because the cooperative of towns that incinerate at Penacook are looking at the Franklin landfill running out of space in 2014 (they dump ash there now) and looking at constructing a new landfill in Cantebury near the Merrimack river. They want to ensure recycling is in effect before that happens.

Communities show a burning desire: Cooperative shelves plan to build new trash landfill

Recycling story in Concord Monitor June 5 (Google cache)
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The solution, of course, is a free market in Land-Fill production, instead of local socialism.

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