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    San Francisco may be 1st city to cut Yellow Pages

    SAN FRANCISCO – "Let your fingers do the walking" could be replaced with "let your finger do the clicking" in San Francisco. It's poised to become the first U.S. city to restrict delivery of Yellow Pages business directories.

    The Board of Supervisors cast a 10-1 first vote on Tuesday to ban unrequested home and business delivery of the hefty telephone directories. There will be a second reading and final vote next week.

    The idea is to protect the environment, fight neighborhood blight and help the economy. And advocates say the Internet makes the directories unnecessary.

    The Los Angeles Times reports nearly 1.6 million Yellow Pages directories are dropped on San Francisco doorsteps each year. The city says they generate 7 million pounds of paper waste and clog recycling equipment, leading to costly repairs.
    Good idea. If someone wants a copy of the Yellow Pages, they can request one. If they don't want one, then they can use the internet, like I do. Yea, I get Yellow Pages every year. I never use them. Neither do a lot of other people. So here's an area in which we can be greener, and at the same time, stop creating so much damn waste. Personally, I hope this comes to Houston eventually, as I regard getting something at my doorstep that I don't ask for as real spam, which is worse than the virtual spam I get in my email inbox.

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    I am always impressed how much information my mother can glean from the Yellow Pages™ when she visits; on the other hand she doesn't use the Internet at all.
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    Re: San Francisco may be 1st city to cut Yellow Pages

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Good idea. If someone wants a copy of the Yellow Pages, they can request one. If they don't want one, then they can use the internet, like I do. Yea, I get Yellow Pages every year. I never use them. Neither do a lot of other people. So here's an area in which we can be greener, and at the same time, stop creating so much damn waste. Personally, I hope this comes to Houston eventually, as I regard getting something at my doorstep that I don't ask for as real spam, which is worse than the virtual spam I get in my email inbox.

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    Great idea. But I'm not sure the government has the right to ban them. I wonder on what basis? What else has government ever banned like that?

    They're irrelevant to me. I throw them out as soon as I find them on my porch. It's certainly a waste. But again, I question on what authority the government can ban something from being delivered to your door...
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    I haven't used one in years. however it's not the cities business what a company delivers to its customers.
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    Re: San Francisco may be 1st city to cut Yellow Pages

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Good idea. If someone wants a copy of the Yellow Pages, they can request one. If they don't want one, then they can use the internet, like I do. Yea, I get Yellow Pages every year. I never use them. Neither do a lot of other people. So here's an area in which we can be greener, and at the same time, stop creating so much damn waste. Personally, I hope this comes to Houston eventually, as I regard getting something at my doorstep that I don't ask for as real spam, which is worse than the virtual spam I get in my email inbox.

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    How is it greener? I would not imagine there to be a significant environmental gain.
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    Re: San Francisco may be 1st city to cut Yellow Pages

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Good idea. If someone wants a copy of the Yellow Pages, they can request one. If they don't want one, then they can use the internet, like I do. Yea, I get Yellow Pages every year. I never use them. Neither do a lot of other people. So here's an area in which we can be greener, and at the same time, stop creating so much damn waste. Personally, I hope this comes to Houston eventually, as I regard getting something at my doorstep that I don't ask for as real spam, which is worse than the virtual spam I get in my email inbox.

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    Re: San Francisco may be 1st city to cut Yellow Pages

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    I haven't used one in years. however it's not the cities business what a company delivers to its customers.
    It is in Pelosiville.
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    Re: San Francisco may be 1st city to cut Yellow Pages

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Great idea. But I'm not sure the government has the right to ban them. I wonder on what basis? What else has government ever banned like that?

    They're irrelevant to me. I throw them out as soon as I find them on my porch. It's certainly a waste. But again, I question on what authority the government can ban something from being delivered to your door...
    They are not banned. If someone wants a Yellow Pages, they can request one to be sent to them. Works for me.
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    Re: San Francisco may be 1st city to cut Yellow Pages

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    I haven't used one in years. however it's not the cities business what a company delivers to its customers.
    Of course it's not. But if they are being sent unsolicited, then those who receive them are NOT customers at all.
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    Re: San Francisco may be 1st city to cut Yellow Pages

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Great idea. But I'm not sure the government has the right to ban them. I wonder on what basis? What else has government ever banned like that?

    They're irrelevant to me. I throw them out as soon as I find them on my porch. It's certainly a waste. But again, I question on what authority the government can ban something from being delivered to your door...
    But this isn't what is happening.

    So, on a similar note, I don't really see what authority the government uses to ban peanut butter
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