Tuesday, April 03, 2007

I'll Spare You the Easy Monty Python Tie-In

...as well as any comments regarding the insertion of tined utensils into any persons, corporate entities, municipalities, or sovereign nations.

Belgium to impose tax on barbequing to fight global warming

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.

The lunacy of the Algorians knows no bounds.

(link via Drudge)

UPDATE: As believable as this sounds, given the pure batshit-crazy mindset of the Carbon Offset Coalition of Knuckleheads, alas, it's not true.

April Fools!

The date stamp on the story Drudge linked to was April 3rd. That's the first thing I checked when I read it.

So, we can all delete the most recent entry of 50°54′N 4°32′E from your automated backyard missile guidance systems.

For now.