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smokincracker
04-05-2007, 08:36 AM
Next thing you know the liberal, global warming democrats will want to do that here.
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RIA Novosti

Belgiums to impose tax on barbequing to fight global warming

03/04/2007 12:27 BRUSSELS, April 3 (RIA Novosti) - The government of Belgium's French-speaking region of Wallonia, which has a population of about 4 million, has approved a tax on barbequing, local media reported.

Experts said that between 50 and 100 grams of CO2, a so-called greenhouse gas, is emitted during barbequing. Beginning June 2007, residents of Wallonia will have to pay 20 euros for a grilling session.

The local authorities plan to monitor compliance with the new tax legislation from helicopters, whose thermal sensors will detect burning grills.

Scientists believe CO2 emissions are a major cause of global warming.


This was e-mailed to me today!
This must be BS

Smokin Gator
04-05-2007, 08:39 AM
That is farkin unbelievable. I'd bet the compliance helicopters would emit as much!!!

Norcoredneck
04-05-2007, 08:41 AM
Coming soon to a neighborhood near you.

smooookin
04-05-2007, 08:57 AM
they can tax my Q right after they take my guns.


LOL the next big issue for them needs to be global a$$ whippin

VitaminQ
04-05-2007, 09:01 AM
I call shenanigans on this. April Fool's joke, most likely.

Sawdustguy
04-05-2007, 09:08 AM
I think what is happening in Belgium is true! I don't think it is a joke boys.......:eek:

Puppyboy
04-05-2007, 09:16 AM
Hey if you can't smoke cigarettes in public places in some cities because of the second hand smoke, it's a scary possibility that they will come after us.

I love this country but that just might cause a rebellion.

Yakfishingfool
04-05-2007, 09:24 AM
Ok, let's say it's true, I say we get in on the ground level of law making and start a grass roots effort to make this apply to only non-brethren q'rs. Everyone here know fairly well how to manage a fire, keep it correctly, not a lot of wasting charcoal fluid, and falming dogs and burgers....

jgh1204
04-05-2007, 09:34 AM
This is where Kingsford would be your friend leading the battle against this bs.

creepyrat
04-05-2007, 09:50 AM
so who is emitting more greenhouse gas the helo's that circle or the guy they bust q'ing

Pyle's BBQ
04-05-2007, 12:13 PM
News Flash:

All CO2 greenhouse gasses to be taxed. If you don't pay the tax you have to stop breathing.

DaChief
04-05-2007, 12:22 PM
I call shenanigans on this. April Fool's joke, most likely.

Yep...as noted:


BRUSSELS, April 4 (RIA Novosti) - The government of Wallonia has refuted allegations of plans to introduce a tax on barbequing in this Belgian French-speaking region. Reports appeared in local media earlier in the month that a law had been approved to charge residents of the 4-million-strong region 20 euros for each grilling session beginning in June.
"We have repeatedly denied this information, which is nothing but an April Fool's Day joke. But we never imagined it would create such a fuss," said the press secretary of Wallonia's minister for agricultural, rural affairs, the environment and tourism.

Mooner
04-05-2007, 01:01 PM
Ok, let's say it's true, I say we get in on the ground level of law making and start a grass roots effort to make this apply to only non-brethren q'rs. Everyone here know fairly well how to manage a fire, keep it correctly, not a lot of wasting charcoal fluid, and falming dogs and burgers....

We could all switch to propane. :shock:

ggeilman
04-05-2007, 02:50 PM
Like I said the other day. Had to be an April Fools joke.

beerguy
04-05-2007, 06:56 PM
I got a joke for the bastard. Every time he toots, hows about he sends me a Euro.

LGerber
04-05-2007, 07:08 PM
Its really sad to see a prank like this because there are so many of us that see it as real. My first thought was that Al Gore would be right at the forefront to spearhead this one. if the truth be known he wastes more natural resources in his little mansion in TN that most all of do. I think I heard that his heat and lights alone run 30,000 yes THIRTY THOUSAND a year. If he was so concerned with greenhouse effect you'd think he'd cut back a bit.
While this is a joke I am sure that one day it will be all of our reality and that scares me to death........or maybe death by taxes

sterlingsmoker
04-05-2007, 07:45 PM
A joke always has an element of truth in it... We have to stay on our toes boys, This stuff is a lot closer than you think....

Brauma
04-05-2007, 09:03 PM
Global Warming = more government regulation. More taxes, more government, UN world soicalization.

They're farkin us.

Jeff_in_KC
04-05-2007, 09:10 PM
Its really sad to see a prank like this because there are so many of us that see it as real.

Well that is, afterall, kinda the point of a prank... to "get" people going who look at it as real. :wink: :lol:

Muzzlebrake
04-05-2007, 09:15 PM
I call shenanigans on this. April Fool's joke, most likely.

gotta be a rib kid.........

or you think its a shoot?

Bevo
04-05-2007, 10:22 PM
All the talk of Texas breaking from the Union, If the U.S. went through with something like this, I think that would be the straw that broke the camels back!!!

bbqbull
04-06-2007, 11:12 AM
Guess I will be expierimenting w/a solar powered bbq unit for the future.

Wonder if it will work here today w/horizontally blowing lake effect snow?

Puppyboy
04-06-2007, 11:15 AM
Guess I will be expierimenting w/a solar powered bbq unit for the future.

Wonder if it will work here today w/horizontally blowing lake effect snow?

Two years ago in 4th grade my son made a solar powered hotdog cooker.

ggeilman
04-06-2007, 11:22 AM
They can take away our rights to free speech. Jail us without trial, listen in on our phone conversations, read our email and mail, watch our every move without a court order, export our jobs overseas for cheap labor, but no you guys have to wait for them to tax bbq to start a rebellion?

frognot
04-06-2007, 11:29 AM
They can take away our rights to free speech. Jail us without trial, listen in on our phone conversations, read our email and mail, watch our every move without a court order, export our jobs overseas for cheap labor, but no you guys have to wait for them to tax bbq to start a rebellion?

BBQ tax would be the straw (or is it cherry wood chunk?) that broke the camel's back.

smokinbadger
04-06-2007, 12:29 PM
Considering how methane emissions from cattle are a significant greenhouse gas, I think we should at least get some "carbon credits" for taking them out of the field (like taking old cars off the road).

smokinbadger
04-06-2007, 12:30 PM
They can take away our rights to free speech. Jail us without trial, listen in on our phone conversations, read our email and mail, watch our every move without a court order, export our jobs overseas for cheap labor, but no you guys have to wait for them to tax bbq to start a rebellion?

Well said brother!