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Drinking, Energy, and Life: THE LAST STRAW TOSSEL on Reason <p><a href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/176022832961/plastic-straw-myths-do-you-enjoy-sipping" class="tumblr_blog">redbloodedamerica</a>:</p> <blockquote><h2> Plastic Straw Myths </h2><blockquote><p> Do you enjoy sipping drinks through plastic straws?  Well, if activists get their way you won’t be allowed to anymore.  “These must be banned,” they say.  </p><p>Why?</p><p>When celebrities speak, politicians listen.  Seattle recently banned straws, and other places want to do the same.  “The idea that you’re going to ban straws and save the world is ridiculous.”  Angela Logomasini studies environmental issues at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.  What will banning plastic straws accomplish?  “Probably nothing at all.  It might make some people in Hollywood feel good.  It may make some politicians feel good, like they’re doing something.  It might sound good at parties, but it’s not going to solve any problems.” </p><p>Plastic pollution in the ocean <i>is</i> a real problem, but only about 1% of it comes from the United States.  Of that 1%, a tiny amount comes from plastic straws.  But what about that 500 million number?  Where do they all get that number?  They got it from this child’s school project.  He says he got the 500 million straws a day figure through a phone survey he conducted with straw manufacturers.  The media just accepts his 500 million number.  But the actual number is much lower according to the analysis firm Technomic.  </p><p>Okay, so activists and media exaggerate the problem.  Still they promised it would be easy to get rid of the straws. “If we can reduce something that is easy, that is polluting in the environment, that is getting stuck in turtles’ noses and causing damage to the environment, let’s do that,” says progressive talk show host Ethan Bearman.  “Sometimes we do need a little gentle guiding hand from government.”  <i>Governments gentle guiding hand</i> will either ban straws or order us to replace this cheap plastic straw with ones like these made of paper or bamboo.  “Plastic doesn’t actually biodegrade.  So unlike a lot of other things, paper, for example, actually breaks down into other components.”  </p><p>That’s not a good thing.  That means paper straws break down, even while you’re using them.  They get soggy, they leak.  “That’s the beauty of plastic, it’s enduring,” says Logomasini, “Paper straws are going to break down while you’re drinking with it.”  Paper and bamboo straws aren’t environmentally pristine either.  Paper products take more energy and more effort to produce.  You’re going to have a net negative environmental impact.  The paper doesn’t degrade in a landfill either.  Everything is essentially mummified.  <b>You’re replacing a superior product with an inferior one and you’re asking people to pay more for it.</b> It doesn’t make a lot of sense,” she says. </p><p>It doesn’t, and the higher price is the final result.  Paper straws are eight times more expensive to make than plastic straws.  Won’t this hurt businesses?  “I don’t think so.  Maybe people won’t use straws,” claims New York City Councilman Barry Grodenchik.   “If it’s a $1.79 to get the fountain drink at Joe’s corner deli that we’re talking about, and now it’s a $1.83, I don’t see that as being a huge difference in the price,” says Bearman.  </p><p>“This is what environmentalists will say about <i>every</i> policy they put out.  A few cents here, a few cents there eventually begins to become a burden,” explains Logomasini.  We don’t need straws.  “You know a lot of things in life are not <i>necessary</i>, but beneficial and enjoyable.  Banning straws isn’t going to do anything for the environment.  So what they’re just trying to do is take away my freedom for nothing in return.”  </p><p>As the environment has become cleaner, that’s become a specialty of the environmental movement: spend <i>your</i> money on feel-good policies that make no real difference.<br/></p></blockquote></blockquote>
Drinking, Energy, and Life: THE LAST
 STRAW
 TOSSEL
 on Reason
<p><a href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/176022832961/plastic-straw-myths-do-you-enjoy-sipping" class="tumblr_blog">redbloodedamerica</a>:</p>

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Plastic Straw Myths

</h2><blockquote><p>

Do you enjoy sipping drinks through plastic straws?  Well, if activists get their way you won’t be allowed to anymore.  “These must be banned,” they say.  </p><p>Why?</p><p>When celebrities speak, politicians listen.  Seattle recently banned straws, and other places want to do the same.  “The idea that you’re going to ban straws and save the world is ridiculous.”  Angela Logomasini studies environmental issues at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.  What will banning plastic straws accomplish?  “Probably nothing at all.  It might make some people in Hollywood feel good.  It may make some politicians feel good, like they’re doing something.  It might sound good at parties, but it’s not going to solve any problems.” </p><p>Plastic pollution in the ocean <i>is</i> a real problem, but only about 1% of it comes from the United States.  Of that 1%, a tiny amount comes from plastic straws.  But what about that 500 million number?  Where do they all get that number?  They got it from this child’s school project.  He says he got the 500 million straws a day figure through a phone survey he conducted with straw manufacturers.  The media just accepts his 500 million number.  But the actual number is much lower according to the analysis firm Technomic.  </p><p>Okay, so activists and media exaggerate the problem.  Still they promised it would be easy to get rid of the straws. “If we can reduce something that is easy, that is polluting in the environment, that is getting stuck in turtles’ noses and causing damage to the environment, let’s do that,” says progressive talk show host Ethan Bearman.  “Sometimes we do need a little gentle guiding hand from government.”  <i>Governments gentle guiding hand</i> will either ban straws or order us to replace this cheap plastic straw with ones like these made of paper or bamboo.  “Plastic doesn’t actually biodegrade.  So unlike a lot of other things, paper, for example, actually breaks down into other components.”  </p><p>That’s not a good thing.  That means paper straws break down, even while you’re using them.  They get soggy, they leak.  “That’s the beauty of plastic, it’s enduring,” says Logomasini, “Paper straws are going to break down while you’re drinking with it.”  Paper and bamboo straws aren’t environmentally pristine either.  Paper products take more energy and more effort to produce.  You’re going to have a net negative environmental impact.  The paper doesn’t degrade in a landfill either.  Everything is essentially mummified.  <b>You’re replacing a superior product with an inferior one and you’re asking people to pay more for it.</b> It doesn’t make a lot of sense,” she says. </p><p>It doesn’t, and the higher price is the final result.  Paper straws are eight times more expensive to make than plastic straws.  Won’t this hurt businesses?  “I don’t think so.  Maybe people won’t use straws,” claims New York City Councilman Barry Grodenchik.   “If it’s a $1.79 to get the fountain drink at Joe’s corner deli that we’re talking about, and now it’s a $1.83, I don’t see that as being a huge difference in the price,” says Bearman.  </p><p>“This is what environmentalists will say about <i>every</i> policy they put out.  A few cents here, a few cents there eventually begins to become a burden,” explains Logomasini.  We don’t need straws.  “You know a lot of things in life are not <i>necessary</i>, but beneficial and enjoyable.  Banning straws isn’t going to do anything for the environment.  So what they’re just trying to do is take away my freedom for nothing in return.”  </p><p>As the environment has become cleaner, that’s become a specialty of the environmental movement: spend <i>your</i> money on feel-good policies that make no real difference.<br/></p></blockquote></blockquote>

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50 Cent, Bad, and Dude: HO ME I S CALLIN G O N LY-IN THEATERS DECEMBER 21 EXPERIENCE IT INIMAX REALD 3D DIDOLBY CINEMA <p><a href="https://more-snatched-photos.tumblr.com/post/175995967345/khuckabee3-more-snatched-photos" class="tumblr_blog">more-snatched-photos</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://khuckabee3.tumblr.com/post/175995952602/more-snatched-photos-khuckabee3" class="tumblr_blog">khuckabee3</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://more-snatched-photos.tumblr.com/post/175995925295/khuckabee3-more-snatched-photos" class="tumblr_blog">more-snatched-photos</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://khuckabee3.tumblr.com/post/175995909557/more-snatched-photos-khuckabee3" class="tumblr_blog">khuckabee3</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://more-snatched-photos.tumblr.com/post/175995887830/khuckabee3-more-snatched-photos" class="tumblr_blog">more-snatched-photos</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://khuckabee3.tumblr.com/post/175995867897/more-snatched-photos-khuckabee3" class="tumblr_blog">khuckabee3</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://more-snatched-photos.tumblr.com/post/175995833080/khuckabee3-more-snatched-photos" class="tumblr_blog">more-snatched-photos</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://khuckabee3.tumblr.com/post/175995721947/more-snatched-photos-khuckabee3" class="tumblr_blog">khuckabee3</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://more-snatched-photos.tumblr.com/post/175995677050/khuckabee3-more-snatched-photos" class="tumblr_blog">more-snatched-photos</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://khuckabee3.tumblr.com/post/175995664552/more-snatched-photos-khuckabee3" class="tumblr_blog">khuckabee3</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://more-snatched-photos.tumblr.com/post/175995643835/khuckabee3-more-snatched-photos" class="tumblr_blog">more-snatched-photos</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://khuckabee3.tumblr.com/post/175995631407/more-snatched-photos-khuckabee3" class="tumblr_blog">khuckabee3</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://more-snatched-photos.tumblr.com/post/175995587415/khuckabee3-more-snatched-photos" class="tumblr_blog">more-snatched-photos</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://khuckabee3.tumblr.com/post/175995567737/more-snatched-photos-khuckabee3" class="tumblr_blog">khuckabee3</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://more-snatched-photos.tumblr.com/post/175995459060/khuckabee3-more-snatched-photos" class="tumblr_blog">more-snatched-photos</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://khuckabee3.tumblr.com/post/175995448017/more-snatched-photos-nunyabizni" class="tumblr_blog">khuckabee3</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://more-snatched-photos.tumblr.com/post/175994932820/nunyabizni-the-mighty-birdy-intjint" class="tumblr_blog">more-snatched-photos</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://nunyabizni.tumblr.com/post/175994887527/the-mighty-birdy-intjint-the-mighty-birdy" class="tumblr_blog">nunyabizni</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://the-mighty-birdy.tumblr.com/post/175994588328/intjint-the-mighty-birdy-libertarirynn-i" class="tumblr_blog">the-mighty-birdy</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="https://intjint.tumblr.com/post/175994547756/the-mighty-birdy-libertarirynn-i-can-already" class="tumblr_blog">intjint</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://the-mighty-birdy.tumblr.com/post/175994319788/libertarirynn-i-can-already-taste-the-suck-i" class="tumblr_blog">the-mighty-birdy</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/175994298949/i-can-already-taste-the-suck-i-literally-thought" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>I can already taste the suck. I literally thought this was a fanmade poster it’s so bad.</p></blockquote> <p>It will indeed suck. But I will be seeing it.</p> <p><br/></p> <p>Because I care very deeply about….. Aquaman </p> </blockquote> <p>Birdy is being in heat on main</p> </blockquote> <p>I’m not being horny on main I just really like Aquaman as a character ok</p> </blockquote> <p>I understand Birdy, men can’t be sexualized in the media and they need to understand that you are just there for character development and a good story</p></blockquote> <p>I genuinely enjoyed Justice League so fuck off with the hate, I’m gonna enjoy this. Also, Birdy is horny as fuck on main.</p></blockquote> <p>I’m sorry you have shitty movie taste</p></blockquote> <p>I like a lot of shitty movies.</p></blockquote> <p>Go watch rubber </p></blockquote> <p>I have rubber tires</p></blockquote> <p>Are they sentient and do they blow up your head</p></blockquote> <p>They are not sentient but if one were to randomly explode and my head were close enough then it’s possible I could die.</p></blockquote> <p>Doesn’t count. Has to do it via telepathic powers.</p></blockquote> <p>I’ll keep an eye on them anyway.</p></blockquote> <p>That’s not a bad idea</p></blockquote> <p>They have been known to randomly explode so yeah</p></blockquote> <p>Dude… quit buying used tires off the 50 cent rack</p></blockquote> <p>I buy new Michelin tires for $600 each. Truck tires just explode sometimes.</p></blockquote> <p>Best upgrade to them 700 dollar tires then.</p></blockquote> <p>They explode too. It’s not the tires but the weight being put on them.</p></blockquote> <p>That there sounds like a personal problem. </p></blockquote> <p>I mean if y’all would quit buying food it wouldn’t be an issue for me.</p></blockquote> <p>I feel like we got off track 🤔</p>
50 Cent, Bad, and Dude: HO ME I S CALLIN G
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 DECEMBER 21
 EXPERIENCE IT INIMAX REALD 3D DIDOLBY CINEMA
<p><a href="https://more-snatched-photos.tumblr.com/post/175995967345/khuckabee3-more-snatched-photos" class="tumblr_blog">more-snatched-photos</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="http://khuckabee3.tumblr.com/post/175995952602/more-snatched-photos-khuckabee3" class="tumblr_blog">khuckabee3</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="https://more-snatched-photos.tumblr.com/post/175995925295/khuckabee3-more-snatched-photos" class="tumblr_blog">more-snatched-photos</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="http://khuckabee3.tumblr.com/post/175995909557/more-snatched-photos-khuckabee3" class="tumblr_blog">khuckabee3</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="https://more-snatched-photos.tumblr.com/post/175995887830/khuckabee3-more-snatched-photos" class="tumblr_blog">more-snatched-photos</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="http://khuckabee3.tumblr.com/post/175995867897/more-snatched-photos-khuckabee3" class="tumblr_blog">khuckabee3</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="https://more-snatched-photos.tumblr.com/post/175995833080/khuckabee3-more-snatched-photos" class="tumblr_blog">more-snatched-photos</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="http://khuckabee3.tumblr.com/post/175995721947/more-snatched-photos-khuckabee3" class="tumblr_blog">khuckabee3</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="https://more-snatched-photos.tumblr.com/post/175995677050/khuckabee3-more-snatched-photos" class="tumblr_blog">more-snatched-photos</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="http://khuckabee3.tumblr.com/post/175995664552/more-snatched-photos-khuckabee3" class="tumblr_blog">khuckabee3</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="https://more-snatched-photos.tumblr.com/post/175995643835/khuckabee3-more-snatched-photos" class="tumblr_blog">more-snatched-photos</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="http://khuckabee3.tumblr.com/post/175995631407/more-snatched-photos-khuckabee3" class="tumblr_blog">khuckabee3</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="https://more-snatched-photos.tumblr.com/post/175995587415/khuckabee3-more-snatched-photos" class="tumblr_blog">more-snatched-photos</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="http://khuckabee3.tumblr.com/post/175995567737/more-snatched-photos-khuckabee3" class="tumblr_blog">khuckabee3</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="https://more-snatched-photos.tumblr.com/post/175995459060/khuckabee3-more-snatched-photos" class="tumblr_blog">more-snatched-photos</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="http://khuckabee3.tumblr.com/post/175995448017/more-snatched-photos-nunyabizni" class="tumblr_blog">khuckabee3</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="https://more-snatched-photos.tumblr.com/post/175994932820/nunyabizni-the-mighty-birdy-intjint" class="tumblr_blog">more-snatched-photos</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="https://nunyabizni.tumblr.com/post/175994887527/the-mighty-birdy-intjint-the-mighty-birdy" class="tumblr_blog">nunyabizni</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="http://the-mighty-birdy.tumblr.com/post/175994588328/intjint-the-mighty-birdy-libertarirynn-i" class="tumblr_blog">the-mighty-birdy</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p><a href="https://intjint.tumblr.com/post/175994547756/the-mighty-birdy-libertarirynn-i-can-already" class="tumblr_blog">intjint</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p><a href="http://the-mighty-birdy.tumblr.com/post/175994319788/libertarirynn-i-can-already-taste-the-suck-i" class="tumblr_blog">the-mighty-birdy</a>:</p>

<blockquote>
<p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/175994298949/i-can-already-taste-the-suck-i-literally-thought" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p>
<blockquote><p>I can already taste the suck. I literally thought this was a fanmade poster it’s so bad.</p></blockquote>
<p>It will indeed suck. But I will be seeing it.</p>
<p><br/></p>
<p>Because I care very deeply about….. Aquaman </p>
</blockquote>

<p>Birdy is being in heat on main</p>
</blockquote>
<p>I’m not being horny on main I just really like Aquaman as a character ok</p>
</blockquote>
<p>I understand Birdy, men can’t be sexualized in the media and they need to understand that you are just there for character development and a good story</p></blockquote>

<p>I genuinely enjoyed Justice League so fuck off with the hate, I’m gonna enjoy this. Also, Birdy is horny as fuck on main.</p></blockquote>

<p>I’m sorry you have shitty movie taste</p></blockquote>

<p>I like a lot of shitty movies.</p></blockquote>

<p>Go watch rubber </p></blockquote>

<p>I have rubber tires</p></blockquote>

<p>Are they sentient and do they blow up your head</p></blockquote>

<p>They are not sentient but if one were to randomly explode and my head were close enough then it’s possible I could die.</p></blockquote>

<p>Doesn’t count. Has to do it via telepathic powers.</p></blockquote>

<p>I’ll keep an eye on them anyway.</p></blockquote>

<p>That’s not a bad idea</p></blockquote>

<p>They have been known to randomly explode so yeah</p></blockquote>

<p>Dude… quit buying used tires off the 50 cent rack</p></blockquote>

<p>I buy new Michelin tires for $600 each. Truck tires just explode sometimes.</p></blockquote>

<p>Best upgrade to them 700 dollar tires then.</p></blockquote>

<p>They explode too. It’s not the tires but the weight being put on them.</p></blockquote>

<p>That there sounds like a personal problem. </p></blockquote>

<p>I mean if y’all would quit buying food it wouldn’t be an issue for me.</p></blockquote>

<p>I feel like we got off track 🤔</p>

<p><a href="https://more-snatched-photos.tumblr.com/post/175995967345/khuckabee3-more-snatched-photos" class="tumblr_blog">more-snatched-pho...

Bones, Gandalf, and Instagram: tumblr <p><i>New day, new name. The Tumblr formerly known as thefandometrics will now only respond to <a href="https://tmblr.co/msqSl7HRvd95qREpIWHptZw">@fandom</a>. We’re more than just data. Spread the word.</i></p><p>Listen up. It’s time. You can feel it in your bones, can’t you? Or maybe it’s that little piece of your brain dedicated to your OTP, your secondary ships, and your favorite fandoms. Its whisper has turned into a blissed-out scream…<br/></p><h2><b><i>SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON IS STARTING IN THREE DAYS. </i></b></h2><p>Can’t make it? Don’t worry—Tumblr will be there covering the most important stuff in comics, movies, TV, games, and all things entertainment. Consider us your eyes and ears. We&rsquo;ll be on the floor, in Artist Alley, at outdoor activations, and everywhere in between. Take it all in via <a href="https://tmblr.co/msqSl7HRvd95qREpIWHptZw">@fandom</a>, the <a href="http://tumblr.com/search/sdcc">#SDCC</a> tag, our <a href="http://instagram.com/tumblr">official Instagram</a>, and a few Answer Times and exclusive GIFs over on <a href="https://tmblr.co/mwphPpMxa8C3zeAQVvle0Qg">@stardom</a>. </p><p>In previous years, we brought <a href="https://fandom.tumblr.com/post/163348304584/over-the-past-four-days-weve-captured-the-best">the best cosplay</a> from the con floor straight to your dashboard (hi, <a href="https://fandom.tumblr.com/post/163316514887/you-shall-not-passthis-post-without-reblogging">Sexy Gandalf</a>). This year we want to add a little audience participation to the mix. Let’s see you—yes, you—in your finest cosplay gear. Whether you’re at Comic-Con yourself or just dressed up at home,<b> <a href="http://fandom.tumblr.com/submit">submit your picture</a> to <a href="https://tmblr.co/msqSl7HRvd95qREpIWHptZw">@fandom</a>. </b>We’re going to showcase the best of the best right here on this ol’ Tumblr.</p>
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