They’ll have to pry the spatula from my cold dead hands

News Item:

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. Link

Other sources of CO2 emissions:

humans
birds
cows
chickens
pigs
etc.
etc.
etc.

2 Responses to “They’ll have to pry the spatula from my cold dead hands”

  1. Erik Says:

    Other sources of CO2 emissions = helicopters

  2. Rodolfo Says:

    I wish I could find the words to sum up the stupidy of this, but all I can do is shake my head and mutter “Of course! This *IS* in EUrope”

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