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    Quote Originally Posted by Bo-4 View Post
    Cool idea, and when the one in ten not already working or disabled gets too old?

    Recycle them into Soylent Green to feed SNAP recipients!

    A work ethic may get them off the dole.
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    Recycling is a big deal where I am from (not sure if it is the city, province or country) and they have been struggling in recent years because people think things are recyclable that aren't. As soon as a sorter sees one thing in a recycling box or bag that can't be recycled, they just dump the entire thing into the garbage because they don't have time to sort through every person's garbage. I wish the appropriate government would put more money into the program so that education pamphlets could be handed out or a better system developed for handling incoming recycling.

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    This is why I just throw my beer cans out on the road

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    We could just have people on welfare work at dumps to sort trash.
    Requiring people to work is beneath their dignity. It's humiliating. Plus, they'd miss Jerry Springer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adelaide View Post
    Recycling is a big deal where I am from (not sure if it is the city, province or country) and they have been struggling in recent years because people think things are recyclable that aren't. As soon as a sorter sees one thing in a recycling box or bag that can't be recycled, they just dump the entire thing into the garbage because they don't have time to sort through every person's garbage. I wish the appropriate government would put more money into the program so that education pamphlets could be handed out or a better system developed for handling incoming recycling.
    That is the problem we have here.

    When I lived in Upstate NY our community would get heavily fined if someone messed up with recycling. And there was a lot of separate bins. That turned everyone into recyclers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    A work ethic may get them off the dole.
    The "dole"? LoL ...

    My Dad used to use that word - but he was born in 1915 ;-)
    Fascism begins with a central argument that the world is broken .. everything is a mess -Unknown

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bo-4 View Post
    The "dole"? LoL ...

    My Dad used to use that word - but he was born in 1915 ;-)
    He would be 102 today. Does that mean you are 70-80 years old?
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    When my second child was born, I thought I'd do the ecological thing and went to cloth diapers. That lasted about two months. I burn disposables anyways.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AeonPax View Post
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    When my second child was born, I thought I'd do the ecological thing and went to cloth diapers. That lasted about two months. I burn disposables anyways.
    Wouldn't that be polluting your air with toxic cancer causing chemicals in the plastics
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahuyaman View Post
    Requiring people to work is beneath their dignity. It's humiliating. Plus, they'd miss Jerry Springer.
    when are you on?

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