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dean:
Check this out.  http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=CNG.af09375837a21e6bf486e0c8aed43c9a.01&show_article=1

Make no mistake, you Will go green or else.  Not saying there is anything wrong with going green but I believe we will see a Lot more forcing our hands to go green.  That and this is just another example of how we are and will be forced to pay higher and increasing Taxes, Fee's, Permits, etc. etc. etc.

Cigarette smokers were and are still targeted, having to pay Huge taxes which are supposedly to pay for hospitalization, care etc. related to smoking.  Yet smokers are few among those receiving any treatments for the monies gained through these taxes because as studies prove, they don't live as long thus not requiring extended care etc.

Alcohol and Soda is being looked at for new forms of tax revenue.  Candies, chips, cakes, won't be far behind because they can be proven to contribute to obesity, diabetes and other "diseases".  Fast food... seems to be able to stay under the radar for the time being... imagine that?


Farmers will become the mainstay of our foods, which I agree with but don't think any of us will get off without a tax on that either... its coming, count on it.

beerocd:
Try out Chicago living. Highest liquor tax in the nation, 10.25 sales tax, 7 dollar cigs, soda tax, candy tax, tanning tax, Germans own the parking meters, it's wonderful! But I won't mention Blagojevich or Obama cuz that would be politics.  8)

dontblake:
What's wrong with a $.05 charge for those pesky plastic bags?  Maybe people would start to (a) reuse their old ones or better yet (b) invest a buck or 2  in a canvas bag that would last years.    I'd much prefer to be charged for a bag vs having the checkout person forget to deduct the "bag refund".  

Other ways to go green when brewing?
I have a dedicated canvas shopping bag that goes to the homebrew store for my purchase.
I capture most if not all of the water from my wort chiller - the hottest goes into a bucket to off-gas the Cl and to be used as brewing liquor for the next batch, warm water goes to clean up the current batch, and the cold stuff goes to water the indoor plants (or trees when it's dry).
My spent grains go in the compost pile.  

Oh, by the way, they've been charging for bags in Germany for years (at least the shop in Heidelberg that we'd go to when visiting my wife's grandmother).

my 5 bag refunds :)

capozzoli:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51BQfPeSK8k

uthristy:

--- Quote from: dontblake on January 03, 2010, 07:29:10 PM ---What's wrong with a $.05 charge for those pesky plastic bags?
Maybe people would start to (a) reuse their old ones or better yet (b) invest a buck or 2  in a canvas bag that would last years.

Oh, by the way, they've been charging for bags in Germany for years (at least the shop in Heidelberg that we'd go to when visiting my wife's grandmother).

my 5 bag refunds :)

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Same in Belgium & Netherlands, you bring your own bag to the store.

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