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Tax on flatulent livestock

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by rbell, Dec 5, 2008.

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  1. rbell

    rbell Active Member

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    You can't make this up...it would be funny...if it wasn't an actual idea under consideration.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081205/ap_on_bi_ge/farm_scene_cow_tax_2

    from the article:

    The primary spokesman for this stupid law quoted in the article? People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

    This would bankrupt many farmers in my state. Not that these morons care.

    And folks wonder why I don't trust government.. :rolleyes:
     
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    When you start taxin production you drive the economy down.
     
  3. tinytim

    tinytim <img src =/tim2.jpg>

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    Well this stinks about as bad as Harry Reid does!

    Why don't they tax the blowhards in DC!

    If anything is polluting America, it is the useless peices of dung in public office that would support this kind of nonsense.

    See, I can make stinky puns as well as rbell!
     
  4. EdSutton

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    Even though I'm a farmer, this is the first time I got wind of this proposal.

    I just was not aware that there was anything like this up in the air.

    But I think I will pass on commenting on it, for now. ;)

    Ed
     
  5. ray Marshall

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    It would seem right to me to not let the left hand know what the right hand is doing.
     
  6. Jim1999

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    Don't speak too loudly. You might be next. On average, the human species experience flatus up to 7 times each day. Not to mention belches!

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
  7. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member

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    we could become next on the Environmental Nazis list.
     
  8. KenH

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    I would prefer a tax on all of the hot air that Rush Limbaugh puts out. :laugh:
     
  9. tinytim

    tinytim <img src =/tim2.jpg>

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    Actually, now that you mention it.. I suggested to one of my sons that their science project this year should be to measure how much CO2 is breathed out of the average human a day.. and then calculate how much CO2 humans put into the air per year... thus adding to the greenhouse effect...
     
  10. LeBuick

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    Same smell... :thumbs:
     
  11. ray Marshall

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    This could actually be something blown plumb out of porportion. But don't think that it hasn't been though about. It don't make any sense a'tol' but describe sensable ethics anyway when it comes to the powers that be.
    Appalachian-american
     
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    That would be like taxing a politician every time they open their mouth.
     
  13. rbell

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    What kind of idiot comes up with the concept that respiration=pollution?

    That's what bothers me most about this "gas tax."
     
  14. tinytim

    tinytim <img src =/tim2.jpg>

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    OH, it won't be long coming...

    CO2 is one of the major gasses we have to control saythe "global warming" whiners...

    Also, everytime you open a carbonated drink you are releasing CO2 into the atmosphere....

    One of the medications that my dad needs for his lungs is being taken off the market because it is in an aerosol form, and it is ruining the ozone.

    Global warming whiners haven't got the sense it takes to pass gas!
     
  15. rbell

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    You forgot "brain farts." That pushes it into double digits!

    :D
     
  16. EdSutton

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    I'm just glad this thread is still going.

    Yesterday, I thought it was just going to float away into the ether. :D

    Ed
     
  17. EdSutton

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    Did Congress provide us with the original "brain farts" with their "stinking thinking"?? :laugh: :laugh:

    Ed
     
  18. tinytim

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    This tax will be Udderly ridiculous!
     
  19. LeBuick

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    Yes, but to MASK or suppress it's effects would pass the stink on to our children and grandchildren.
     
  20. ray Marshall

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    There should be a tax levied on each congressmen personally for everytime he VOTES.Maybe they wouldn't be so fast to vote for something so stupid.
     
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