posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 02:13 PM
a reply to: xuenchen
The subject of this thread most definitely caught my eye. I am a vehement supporter of the concept that your business is your business and nobody
elses. My father took our family to Alaska in 1970 in an effort to live a private life. Back then, the average population was roughly 2 people per
square mile of land in Alaska. I cannot think of a more sparsely populated state in the union than Alaska at that time. Whereas town and cities have
the bulk majority of residents and surely the population has grown since 1970, I would think that you could live in a situation similar to what I did
even with today's population.
The last home I remember living in in Alaska, our closest neighbor was a mile away. A mile away.
Privacy was indeed a bulk commodity at the
I read your post. But I had a hunch there was a bit more to the story. After digging a bit for less then three or so minutes, and following the
sources in each article back to the Seattle government website, I found the following out.
Apparently, Seattle passed a law (which it's citizens voted for), that due to waste collection and dumping ground issues, they decided to implement a
composting scenario. Food was to be communally collected in separate containers not unlike recyclables in alot of cities today. Here are some links
to the details of the plan on the Seattle city website....
What's Accepted as Food and Yard Waste (for composting as
to eliminate overall waste site volume)
And here is a general FAQ regarding the situation on their website as well....
Food Waste Requirement Frequently Asked
Now, largely due to my upbringing, I am one for conservation. I personally believe in the concepts of composting greatly. Had I been a citizen of
the city of Seattle, I would have voted yes on this measure. I would have actively worked to garner votes in it's favor as well amongst friends and
Everyone wants to jump on a bandwagon. I originally thought this was a violation of privacy through "public shaming" as it was put due to visibly
marking the trashbins.
However, if you follow the chain of logic I did as well as the source of information, I feel there is a probability you may start to see it in a
different light as I now do.
Please, dig in.