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Re: “WTF: Why Can't We Redeem the Deposits Listed on All Beverage Containers?

I looked into this a few years ago, and complained to whichever official was supposed to be in charge, because I couldn't return Lagunitas bottles.
Turns out, TOMRA, a global Norwegian corporation which runs the reverse vending machines like they have at some supermarkets (you feed bottles into them, and if accepted get a ticket for a refund) did not have a deal with Lagunitas to handle the returns.
I looked up the law, and saw there was no notwithstanding clause or whatever, pointed it out to this bottle bill commissioner, but heard nothing further.
It's one thing that cider is not in the bottle bill for Vermont, but how do they get away with not accepting beer bottles, after they have collected the nickel? That's not fair.

Posted by Binky's Beam on 07/12/2019 at 12:23 PM

Re: “Lake Champlain Fish Die-Offs the New Normal, According to Biologists

Isn't is reassuring when the "scientists" tell us everything is normal, nothing to see here.
It couldn't be chemtrail fallout, as there are no "chemtrails" since this has been "debunked" as a "conspiracy theory".
Where are all those planes going, anyway?
The bizarre warm-weather snowfalls couldn't be atrributed to artificial ice nucleants that can make snow when the air is warm, as happened often last winter.
Chemtrails which officially don't exist, are really "solar radiation management", obviously a benign (bottom level top secret) function. They manage lunar radiation too, to prevent lunacy for people who forget their lunesta.
Fukushima fallout, rogue gmo viruses, roundup runoff, obviously are not possible causes either.
This has been going on for years, so by definition, it's normal.

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Posted by Binky's Beam on 05/21/2014 at 11:38 AM

Re: “In Defense of Six Beers We're Not Supposed to Drink

Bud is not an American beer, it's a foreign-owned, Czech named product made with rice and corn, not true beer ingredients.
Last I checked, PBR is swill. Any Lite is an abomination.
Narraganset Porter used to be one of my favorites in the olden days, when you could buy a 6-pack of pint bar bottles for about $1.50.
Carling Black Label wasn't too bad for a cheap beer back in those days.

If you want some real, all-American beers, including ale, porter, and black & tan, look for Yuengling's. It's America's Oldest Brewery. Nothing fancy, but they don't have a poisonous aftertaste like the swill this article promotes, and you won't get a hangover from drinking just one (like a Michelob does for me).
Long ago my dad shared this piece of wisdom with me: De gustibus non est disputandum.
Everybody's tastes are different, there's no arguing over them.
However Bud and the like are not beer or ale by definition. Marketing is what sells them, not taste.

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Posted by Binky's Beam on 04/29/2014 at 12:25 PM

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