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03-06-2008, 06:45 AM
When the topic of smoking bans came up, I stated that it was just the beginning....Looks like I was right:

Garbage disposals are grinding to a halt
Raleigh bans devices as it tries to keep sewers clear
(Raleigh) News & Observer
Garbage disposal units add to the solid load in septic-tank or sewer systems. The unit shown in the photo, called Evolution Septic Assist, includes an enzyme injector.
RALEIGH --The era of the garbage disposal, that grinder of food scraps used by lazy plate cleaners everywhere, has about a decade to run in Raleigh.

Starting March 17, any new home or business tying into the Raleigh sewer system will be forbidden from installing the device, part of an effort to keep sewer pipes clear. Violators could be fined $25,000 a day and have the water turned off. The city is also taking aim at existing garbage disposals, advising residents to avoid the temptation to grind scraps and stray rinds -- because they won't be able to replace the gadgets when they stop working after their 10- to 12-year life span.

"They should place their garbage in the garbage can, not in the sanitary sewer system," said Dale Crisp, the city's public utilities director.

Defenders of the rights of garbage disposal owners reacted angrily Wednesday, saying the ban was governmental overreaction.

Cal Mason, a senior remodeling specialist with Raleigh-based Distinctive Remodeling, said high-end clients expect the luxury of in-sink vegetable waste destruction.

"Are the garbage disposal police going to be checking on us?" he asked. "It gets to the point where it's all a little ridiculous."

What will be banned next??????????????

03-06-2008, 08:26 AM
That is pretty crazy. All over the US the smokers are being discriminated against, fat people will soon be tossed from restaurants in Alabama, and now in Raleigh those evil and despicable garbage disposal owners will be hit where it counts to the tune of $25,000/day.


03-06-2008, 01:27 PM
Well I'm gonna hurry up and go to the bathroom... lest that function of my life be banned next. Also, I never understood the term "sanitary sewer system"... always seemed like a bit of an oxymoron to me.

Sack (just put out a cig and is gonna dispose it down his garbage disposal right now for all his peeps in Raleigh... take that society!)

03-06-2008, 02:25 PM
A bit off topic as usual but I saw Katie on CBS last night reporting on the paying of parents for their kids to study. Nothing like a C Note to instill love and pride in the urban American family.

It seems they get 25 smackers for a display of parental love like attending a PTA meeting and a hundred for the kid passing a standardized test. Gee, buying the parental love, makes you sort of teary eyed at the thought. The kids are scamming it for 8 bucks an hour to be tutored, yes, that's right, not paying to learn but being paid to learn. I can't wait for these kids to hit the workplace.

It is being considered in the Washington DC area, for instance, to give a set of 20 inch spinners to mom (Dad's gone) for keeping Junior felony free through his teen years and free methadone for those who make their kids abstain from sex with teachers at least until high school.

Nothing gives one quite the warm and fuzzy feelings as having Mom tuck in the kids for five dollars a pop, if it's paid in Euros.

God, you gotta love this country. Not quite where Q's country is but we're getting there.