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    Re: Harvard Hometown Plans Coercive Taxes, Veganism to Stop Climate 'Emergency'

    Well I went over to old Cambridge and asked around a bit about this veganism thing. I was mostly told that it would not be required, but they would want people to try it. So, I honestly don't see anything wrong with it and I may start trying it on this side of the Charles River.

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    Re: Harvard Hometown Plans Coercive Taxes, Veganism to Stop Climate 'Emergency'

    Lenin would be proud.

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    Re: Harvard Hometown Plans Coercive Taxes, Veganism to Stop Climate 'Emergency'

    "Meatless monday" would carry the legislative power of "taco tuesdays," jesus christ. Some people will freak out about anything.

    As for the taxes, it's a measure to DISCOURAGE the overconsumption that is our way of life. It's not coercive, that's just an inflammatory buzzword.

    What people need to realize is that, global warming aside, our consumption is simply not sustainable. We're either going to learn to exercise some moderation or its going to be forced upon us by the inevitable shortages. Things like having a 2000 pound vehicle powered by an internal combustion engine of ~25% efficiency to transport one person 30 miles back and forth to work every day. (multiplied 50 million times over)

    Our transportation and production of everything from food to action figures depends on our consumption of a limited energy source. We need to improve efficiency, reduce consumption, change our habits, and discover new sources of energy if we want to continue to feed 7 billion-and-rising people.
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    Re: Harvard Hometown Plans Coercive Taxes, Veganism to Stop Climate 'Emergency'

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    "Meatless monday" would carry the legislative power of "taco tuesdays," jesus christ. Some people will freak out about anything.

    As for the taxes, it's a measure to DISCOURAGE the overconsumption that is our way of life. It's not coercive, that's just an inflammatory buzzword.

    What people need to realize is that, global warming aside, our consumption is simply not sustainable. We're either going to learn to exercise some moderation or its going to be forced upon us by the inevitable shortages. Things like having a 2000 pound vehicle powered by an internal combustion engine of ~25% efficiency to transport one person 30 miles back and forth to work every day. (multiplied 50 million times over)

    Our transportation and production of everything from food to action figures depends on our consumption of a limited energy source. We need to improve efficiency, reduce consumption, change our habits, and discover new sources of energy if we want to continue to feed 7 billion-and-rising people.
    More nanny GUBMINT controlling the masses.....
    The shortages will be forced on the poor in any scenario.....

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    Re: Harvard Hometown Plans Coercive Taxes, Veganism to Stop Climate 'Emergency'

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    Well I went over to old Cambridge and asked around a bit about this veganism thing. I was mostly told that it would not be required, but they would want people to try it. So, I honestly don't see anything wrong with it and I may start trying it on this side of the Charles River.
    Thanks for your efforts SB! That is what it seemed, much ado about nothing.
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    Re: Harvard Hometown Plans Coercive Taxes, Veganism to Stop Climate 'Emergency'

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Thanks for your efforts SB! That is what it seemed, much ado about nothing.
    Oh it is no biggie. I just figured that since I live literally right across the river from Cambridge I should just go over there and find out for myself rather than read what some media source said. Plus I honestly love Cambridge and it gave me a good reason to go over and visit some friends at Harvard.

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    Re: Harvard Hometown Plans Coercive Taxes, Veganism to Stop Climate 'Emergency'

    Damn that federalism! Don't localities know that they are only supposed to use their 10th amendment powers to do conservative things?!!

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    Re: Harvard Hometown Plans Coercive Taxes, Veganism to Stop Climate 'Emergency'

    Where is CC, they're using a word he finds inflammatory.
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    Re: Harvard Hometown Plans Coercive Taxes, Veganism to Stop Climate 'Emergency'

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    "Meatless monday" would carry the legislative power of "taco tuesdays," jesus christ. Some people will freak out about anything.

    As for the taxes, it's a measure to DISCOURAGE the overconsumption that is our way of life. It's not coercive, that's just an inflammatory buzzword.

    What people need to realize is that, global warming aside, our consumption is simply not sustainable. We're either going to learn to exercise some moderation or its going to be forced upon us by the inevitable shortages. Things like having a 2000 pound vehicle powered by an internal combustion engine of ~25% efficiency to transport one person 30 miles back and forth to work every day. (multiplied 50 million times over)

    Our transportation and production of everything from food to action figures depends on our consumption of a limited energy source. We need to improve efficiency, reduce consumption, change our habits, and discover new sources of energy if we want to continue to feed 7 billion-and-rising people.
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    Re: Harvard Hometown Plans Coercive Taxes, Veganism to Stop Climate 'Emergency'

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Lenin would be proud.
    Yes he would, and I sure he proud of the Harvard graduate in the White House.
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