cambridge, MA, is loony...
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yeeesh....my nephew lives there and has a distorted picture of life...must be something in the water...I love the meatless Mondays being mandatory..hahahah ok so in the process of saving bambi, they eat your vegetables, then what?
Global Warming Hysteria: Cambridge (MA) Goes Loony
Friday, February 12, 2010, 12:15 PM
Wesley J. Smith
University towns tend to be the worst when it comes to vapidity and useless symbolic gestures promoting Leftist hyper control. In that tradition, Cambridge, MA–home of Harvard (of course)–has decided to take the point on fighting global warming! And they are serious about it, no fooling around. From the story:
Going green will not be optional in Cambridge, Mass., if the Cambridge Climate Congress has its way. It will be mandatory. There will be congestion pricing to reduce car travel. Curbside parking will be eliminated. There will be a carbon tax “of some kind,” not to mention taxes on plastic and paper bags. And the Massachusetts city, home of Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will advocate vegetarianism and veganism, complete with “Meatless or Vegan Mondays.”
Those are just some of the proposals put forth by the Congress, which was created in May 2009 to respond to the “climate emergency” plaguing Cambridge. Once the Congress settles on its recommendations, they will submitted to the City Council. “This emergency is created by the growth of local greenhouse gas emissions despite the urgent warnings of climate scientists that substantial reductions are needed in order to reduce the risk of disastrous changes to our climate,” the Climate Congress reported in proposals issued on Jan. 23. “This proposal is made in the belief that an effective local response is, if anything, made more urgent by so far inadequate global agreements and federal policies for emissions reductions. It is made in the belief that our City should lead by example.”‘