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BRIGHT IDEA! Replace PLASTIC Straws with STEEL Ones. Brilliant!
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Who's idea was this?  The war on plastic straws has produced STEEL straws of which one ended piercing a woman's eye and brain.

https://www.foxnews.com/world/metal-stra...aled-brain
"English woman died after falling on metal straw that went through her eye, impaled brain, inquest hears"

"Metal straws may be eco-friendly, but a coroner has warned of the potential dangers they pose after a woman in England died last year in a freak accident.

Elena Struthers-Gardner, 60, sustained a traumatic brain injury after falling while carrying a mason jar-styled drinking glass that had a screw-top lid at her home in Dorset on Nov. 22, an inquest heard on Monday.

Struthers-Gardner's death was ruled an accident, with a coroner's report noting that "clearly great care" should be taken when using metal straws.

"There is no give in them at all," Assistant coroner Brendan Allen said, according to The Sun. "If someone does fall on one and it’s pointed in the wrong direction, serious injury can occur."

"Wouldn't have happened with a plastic straw." Gimme a break! What is wrong with PAPER straws? Facepalm
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It's not about "environmental clean up", its about how they can control you !
If you invented a biodegradable straw that would completely break down in six months, your ass would be at the bottom of the East River in cement shoes.
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(07-09-2019, 09:54 PM)Grendelmort Wrote: It's not about "environmental clean up", its about how they can control you !
If you invented a biodegradable straw that would completely break down in six months, your ass would be at the bottom of the East River in cement shoes.

Paper straws go soggy and we have to save the trees.

It's a constant moving of the goal posts.
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(07-09-2019, 09:56 PM)dazedb42 Wrote:
(07-09-2019, 09:54 PM)Grendelmort Wrote: It's not about "environmental clean up", its about how they can control you !
If you invented a biodegradable straw that would completely break down in six months, your ass would be at the bottom of the East River in cement shoes.

Paper straws go soggy and we have to save the trees.

It's a constant moving of the goal posts.

I never noticed my straws getting soggy when I was a kid. Maybe I was a "fast sucker." Yeah3
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(07-09-2019, 10:01 PM)oldcynic Wrote:
(07-09-2019, 09:56 PM)dazedb42 Wrote:
(07-09-2019, 09:54 PM)Grendelmort Wrote: It's not about "environmental clean up", its about how they can control you !
If you invented a biodegradable straw that would completely break down in six months, your ass would be at the bottom of the East River in cement shoes.

Paper straws go soggy and we have to save the trees.

It's a constant moving of the goal posts.

I never noticed my straws getting soggy when I was a kid.  Maybe I was a "fast sucker." Yeah3

Chuckle
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Well now some keep it cold and hot cups have a steel straw included.
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My wife bought metal straws, they came with these cool cleaners. I haven't used them but they seem cool.
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Can you imagine using a steel straw to shoot spit wads or peas? Chuckle

Why not add some rifling?
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(07-10-2019, 01:39 AM)Pig Love Wrote: My wife bought metal straws, they came with these cool cleaners. I haven't used them but they seem cool.

Same. They came with some silicone lids she bought. No complaints. Not using one while riding a bike or anything.
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(07-09-2019, 10:01 PM)oldcynic Wrote:
(07-09-2019, 09:56 PM)dazedb42 Wrote:
(07-09-2019, 09:54 PM)Grendelmort Wrote: It's not about "environmental clean up", its about how they can control you !
If you invented a biodegradable straw that would completely break down in six months, your ass would be at the bottom of the East River in cement shoes.

Paper straws go soggy and we have to save the trees.

It's a constant moving of the goal posts.

I never noticed my straws getting soggy when I was a kid.  Maybe I was a "fast sucker." Yeah3

Chuckle
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