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I just dont think it would be feasible for people who don't own any outdoor property to fulfill this type of directive. When I lived in Queens, I did own outdoor property, but it consisted of approximately 4 square feet in front of my apartment that already was taken up by a bush. Perhaps composting is much more complicated than I've been led to believe, but then this just becomes a money saving venture for the city (which won't lead to a tax break) and more work for it's citizens.
That said, if you get a credit card statement later in the month, you'll still have your checking/savings money to pay your bills and just dispute the credit card statement PRIOR to paying it in full. I mean, if you get a statement that says you owe $15 trillion dollars you're not going to go "well, guess I'll just mail the banks all that I have for now and hope i can pay it off before the sun explodes." No way. You'll call your credit card company or bank and dispute those fraudulent charges then and there.
Actually, for every dollar wasted in Iraq and Afghanistan I would bet we could have been closer to curing many currently uncurable diseases. Close to 1 trillion dollars put into research can go a remarkably long way.
The a few roads in my area that have the signs still look like they did 5 years ago and no work has been done on them (that I can see.) Most do look fixed/repaired/new, but there are at least 3 that look terrible.
I know... that's not all they're doing in Iraq/Afganistan, but the military is filled with already-paid, able-bodied men and women who could be tasked at doing labor that results in improved quality throughout the country. Add to that the fact that those throngs of men and women would be earning money that would be spent inside America it would certainly aid the smaller towns that they would be working around. It's just a terrible idea that would never work, however....
Let there be no confusion... all those stars toss more radiation than our little toys.