Garbage Nazis

Apparently, the garbage nazis have won the contract in Seattle.  To remind you, here were some of their proposals in their bid for the contract:

If [CEO Chris] Martin is allowed to implement what he calls "my best
idea, my get-people-riled-up thing," we could all soon be subject to a
kind of garbage audit, too. He wants to bring the equivalent of the
red-light camera to your front curb. Just as the traffic camera
captures you running through a stoplight, CleanScapes' incriminating
photos would catch you improperly disposing of a milk carton. (It
belongs in the recycling bin.)

He also has advocated mandatory waster audits, whatever those are.  This is the choice that libertarians face every day -- we can either vote for a party that wants to listen to our phone calls or the party that wants to search our garbage.  Put a pizza carton in the recycling, you spend a night in the box.  Put a milk carton in the trash, you spend a night in the box.

It's never too early to start google bombing the company's home page:  Garbage Nazis


  1. TheAvidPenguin:

    What's google bombing?

  2. Craig:

    By associating the term "garbage nazis" with this company's web site via a link, he's hoping that, when people search Google for "garbage nazi", this company is the top result. I'm not sure if the converse is true; when people search for this company, will all the "garbage nazi" posts show up?

  3. la petite chou chou:

    Why is Chris Martin trying to do this in Seattle? Isn't London one of the most polluted places on earth? There is a rumor that when you blow your nose after breathing London air, the junk that comes out is black. It's true, hand to god.

  4. la petite chou chou:

    Furthermore, Seattle isn't that bad!! I mean of all the places...

    Also, it must be easy for someone who probably doesn't even buy his own groceries, let alone sort his recycling to impose such a thing on people who don't even live in the same country as him!