a reply to: OptimusCrime
I blame the moderator of this thread for failing to place a hold on the incredible amount of opinion and complete lack of supporting evidence to place
a complaint on trash at the parade/march.
As an example of a town's attitude to trash.
How bad has it been in NYC? An overview, including dead horses, which outlines the growth and professionalism required to service a city that
generates 22,000,000 pounds of trash DAILY.
"Rhode Island prides itself on hosting the oldest parade in the nation. The Bristol tradition draws some 100,000 spectators, who leave behind about
64 tons of trash, according to the Department of Public Works."
Spectators, not marchers, numbering a 'mere' 100,000, generate 128,000 pounds of trash and it is NORMAL. If you consider that many of these folks
came from out of town and would perhaps want to eat and recreate following the march, how could they take it home? Put it under their collective hats.
This is a strawman argument made by an arch conservative blogger.
The desire to politicize the actions by so many into some vacuous t-bag miniscule maelstrom of malicious BS does not favor this forum. The
destractive, destructive quality is there. It does not promote understanding or express a concern of worth.
The OP is another manipulator of the commons. He pollutes and moves on.
And you then react because it gets personal. Frustration with attempts to sway (a group effort) the thread into some form of sanity is met with
unrelenting insistence that the movement is not pure.
There is no purity, we know that when we become adults. There is only shades of gray. This thread is typical of the party that thinks we need to
regress. No merit and endless exposition.
So why do you allow it? The OP is (something rude here) that is looking to derail thinking. Why abet?