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Chicago bureacracy kills composting

 
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Hows that for a headline? <g>  

But true, unfortunately. I listened to an interview with the business owners today. Their mild take is that there was no business permitting options between "None" for residential homeowners and "Industrial 3" (or whatever that is) for heavy industry. They're somewhere in the middle and they couldn't find a way through the maze.

And of all places to find  news on the subject!  Wonders never cease.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/instituteforjustice/2019/03/02/closing-chicago-composters-will-make-the-windy-city-less-green/#29de566830c0


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That made me cry. What is wrong with people?
 
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Sad to hear it makes you cry Amanda, if you’re sensitive please try not to read stories like that.
I’m hardened against that stuff, some people just are, equally valuable in my opinion.
But i need happy people doing nice things to remind me not all is gloom and doom. Don’t read on cause that is my take on bureaucracy and the state of the world.

Don’t read this.

Bureaucracy kills. And it is just starting. It will get a lot worse. It’s the nature of it.
Not the most competent people work there. They always are trying to get away with doing even less by having other people do it for them. Doesn’t matter it costs money. It is not their money.
Looks way cool to have a lot of people working for you. Loads of women preferably.
Industrialisation is gone. People accept they’re just cogs in the machine.
And people don’t care about worms and compost. It’s all a big joke to them. Hell if i tell my green lefty family that the bottom of the food chain is collapsing they’re not even that shocked. 70% of insects dissapeared last 30 years. Yeah that got something to do with Monsanto. Yeah i don’t use round up. What’s on netflix tonight.
People don’t want to know. And why would you if it’s too painfull, if you’re sensitive, just focus on niceness and loveliness.
We as Permies have the responsibility to not be cogs in the machine and look for the way out of this madness. Proud to have a tiny role in this excellent movement. Cheers everyone!
 
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How sweet of you. I didn't  read the rest. You are quit right. Normally I ignore tv and newspapers. Permies is the only social media I use. YouTube is my only entertainment, mainly handicrafts and history. Thank you for reminding me how to keep my sanity in this crazy World!
 
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Chicago will always compost, but they use people, and cement to get the job done.      Glad I don't live there.
 
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I truly hate to read about the insanity of politicians, almost as much as seeing that they have been continually put back in office by voters that are apparently as out of touch with reality as the politicians.

Cities rarely make adjustments to their laws and regulations if the population doesn't show up to their meetings in droves to make their voices heard.
Cities also seem to have the same clowns running them for years and years.
Until voters start firing these politicians for not doing what the people need, the insanity shall continue on the same path.
 
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The voters don't notice the small increments on how things are getting worse for nature.  The water is a little worse each year and so goes the land and the air.  It makes me think of the story of the frog in the tepid water.  The water is slowly warmed and the frog does not notice until he is being cooked in the hot water.
 
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Mart Hale wrote:Chicago will always compost, but they use people, and cement to get the job done.      Glad I don't live there.



We didn't live in the city, but even in the suburbs, the insanity is real. We finally got out of there, for good, 3 days ago!
 
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delving in to this deeper it becomes apparent that Chicago is just as corrupt politically (possibly more so) as New York, the city councils bend to the will of the people who own and operate the land fills (in NY that is La Cosa Nostra, and the same is most likely true of Chi town).
 
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Bryant RedHawk wrote:delving in to this deeper it becomes apparent that Chicago is just as corrupt politically (possibly more so) as New York, the city councils bend to the will of the people who own and operate the land fills (in NY that is La Cosa Nostra, and the same is most likely true of Chi town).



Incredibly so! I've spent far too many years of my life there - on the outskirts, watching, disgusted, voting, petitioning, resisting... I can't even begin to express my elation about leaving the 'state of Chicago', for MO.
 
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