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#137558 - 07/15/03 09:06 PM Just GOTTA know
George Corron Offline
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Trumpy,
OK, I'm one of those guys, don't like mainstream TV, don't think the news tells us anything THEY don't want us to know. So in a moment of boredom, I'm watching Network news for about 5 minutes tonight, and a story about New Zealand pops up, listen, says I, could be a story on ole Trumpy.

..........FLATULENCE TAX?????????........

Crud, there goes my dream of traveling to New Zealand.
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#137559 - 07/16/03 01:25 AM Re: Just GOTTA know
old Appy Offline
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Registered: 03/18/01
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Loc: Auckland, New Zealand
Is a true thing $00.72c per cow per year is being muted.

for FART tax!!!!!
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#137560 - 07/16/03 02:38 AM Re: Just GOTTA know
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George,
This applies to the large number of Dairy cows over here, that are (apparently) generating the Methane gases that supposedly contribute to Global warming.
Any decent thinking person would (and should) find a way to harness this HUGE potential energy source.
This is just another way that our leaders can squeeze a bit more hard earned cash out of us mere voters.
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#137561 - 07/16/03 02:58 AM Re: Just GOTTA know
pauluk Offline
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Registered: 08/11/01
Posts: 7520
Loc: Norfolk, England
They've gotta be kidding!

I suppose we'll all be subject to a CO2 tax at this rate. Anyone who declares that he will stop breathing will be exempt from the tax
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#137562 - 07/16/03 06:42 AM Re: Just GOTTA know
Bill Addiss Offline
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Posts: 3875
Loc: NY, USA
Trumpy,

Just curious, where is the money that's collected supposed to be going?

Bill
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#137563 - 07/16/03 09:43 AM Re: Just GOTTA know
Belgian Offline
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Registered: 10/10/02
Posts: 177
Loc: antwerp
And I thought that we Belgians are crazy with our triple tax for garbage. We first pay yearly tax for garbage, then we have to sort all the - glas, cardboard, food, pet bottles and cans, rest of garbage - seperately in different bags. The catch is that there is again tax on all the different bags!
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#137564 - 07/16/03 11:06 AM Re: Just GOTTA know
ThinkGood Offline
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Registered: 08/07/02
Posts: 1081
Loc: Milwaukee, WI
Quote:
FLATULENCE...


...in cows is a good thing™

Otherwise, we'd have to cope with flying--and then exploding--cows.
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#137565 - 07/16/03 12:00 PM Re: Just GOTTA know
Trumpy Offline


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Registered: 07/05/02
Posts: 8211
Loc: SI,New Zealand
Bill,
The money is supposed to be going to be used (read- wasted) to fund "Research" on the contribution of this to the "Green-house effect".
But you mark my words, It'll be going where the rest of our money, is going at the moment, straight into the Gov. coffers!.
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#137566 - 07/16/03 09:41 PM Re: Just GOTTA know
old Appy Offline
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Registered: 03/18/01
Posts: 118
Loc: Auckland, New Zealand
Hey Trumpy is it just me or are we seeming to get more and more taxes all the time?

Ive had enough
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#137567 - 07/17/03 11:44 AM Re: Just GOTTA know
Trumpy Offline


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Registered: 07/05/02
Posts: 8211
Loc: SI,New Zealand
Appy,
Join the club, mate!.
I think that this idea, clearly came from the Green's and the Gov. liked the idea as a means of wringing some more money out of our economy.
It's just like the Fuel and Road taxes, but DON'T get me started on that one!.
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