cambridge, MA, is loony...

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cambridge, MA, is loony...
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Sat, 02-13-2010 - 7:47pm

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?

http://www.firstthings.com/blogs/secondhandsmoke/2010/02/12/global-warming-hysteria-cambridge-ma-goes-loony/

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.”‘

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Sat, 02-13-2010 - 8:44pm
Wow are they trying to bankrupt their state?
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Sun, 02-14-2010 - 9:16am

No, business will not run from Cambridge.

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Sun, 02-14-2010 - 10:45am
Yeah, I was gonna say something similar. Last time I was in Cambridge was eons ago, and the town had just passed one of the first complete smoking bans in the country. Dire times had been predicted, yet the place was hopping, even though people yelled at me when I tried to smoke in the street, a quiet street, mind.

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Sun, 02-14-2010 - 4:23pm
Just another example of how loony liberals aren't just annoying...but dangerous. It's time we started to seriously marginalize them again.
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Sun, 02-14-2010 - 4:24pm
Welcome to California.
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Sun, 02-14-2010 - 4:29pm
Yes, liberals want appeasement as they shove their stupid ideology down the throats of others. They're very tolerant...hypocrites.
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Sun, 02-14-2010 - 4:58pm

>>Cambridge, MA, is loony<<

First response, "Well, duh".






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Sun, 02-14-2010 - 5:09pm

>>yet the place was hopping, even though people yelled at me when I tried to smoke in the street, a quiet street, mind.<<

Back when I was a tween it was acceptable for someone to go out for a night of drinking and then drive me home, weaving over the line. It was accepted practice.

Back when I was in college, smoking was a god given right. Asking someone to put out their butt, or legislating "no smoking" laws, was unheard of.

It is good, IMO, that some people are willing to stand up against convention and create a better way of life.

Drunk driving laws are good, IMO. No smoking laws are good, IMO.

Cambridge says "no meat" is good.

I am older and accustomed to eating meat. I am aware that eating meat is not that good for the environment. I am also aware that eating meat is probably what allowed homo sapiens to survive.

Maybe Cambridge is right. Maybe not. Almost definitely the average American eats way too much meat.

If Cambridge says one day a week without meat is required, I am going to take note.

Mind you, there was a year that I went to an all-you-can-eat-meat restaurant on Good Friday, because the lines were short.

Maybe I should consider a vegetarian meal at least once per week....






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Mon, 02-15-2010 - 4:52am
We eat 2 vegetarian meals every week, and 2 meals with fish or other seafood. We are trying to stick to roughly a mediterranean diet, and it is working out pretty well. It is also cheaper than eating meat every day.

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