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    Default Now here is an idea that really STINKS!!!

    Environmental lunacy at it's best. These people are WHACKO!!!!!

    EPA considering tax on cow flatulence

    BAKERSFIELD, CA -- Lawmakers are looking at a possible new and interesting way to control greenhouse emissions.

    The Environmental Protection Agency has looked into the idea of charging fees on cows and other livestock for their flatulence. Some scientists say that the methane that cows release is impacting the environment.

    California dairy farmers say the fees would get expensive and could possibly devastate the industry. They hope this gas-passing tax is one that doesn't get passed.

    "We're bailing out huge industries and now we're talking about putting a tax on the family farm that's going to be extremely high" says Charlie Hanehan, a dairy farm owner in Bakersfield, California.

    The livestock gas tax has not yet been formally proposed. Last summer, the EPA asked for public comments on the idea of regulating greenhouse gas emissions from cars, as well as "stationary sources", which include cows and other livestock.

    If passed, the fees could run as high as $175 per dairy cow.

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    And at least twice that much for chili night at the fire house!

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    Silly envrio nazis

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    From a Ron White routine:
    "What are YOU doing about methane gases depleting the ozone?"

    "I'm eating the cows.But,I'm only one man!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by doughesson View Post
    From a Ron White routine:
    "What are YOU doing about methane gases depleting the ozone?"

    "I'm eating the cows.But,I'm only one man!"
    "Bring me a fork and a sharp knife, lop off the horns and wipe it's butt, show it a picture of a flame" and I'll do my part toward keeping the cow poots down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doughesson View Post
    From a Ron White routine:
    "What are YOU doing about methane gases depleting the ozone?"

    "I'm eating the cows.But,I'm only one man!"
    I love that!!!
    Jason Knecht
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    Altoona, WI

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    EAT CHEESE OR DIE!!

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    And these are the loonies that we are letting run our country. Vote their behinds out.

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