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McCartney and Yoko push 'meat-free Mondays'
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Posted on 06/16/2009 5:21:39 PM PDT by traumer

LONDON (AFP) — Beatles legend and famous vegetarian Paul McCartney was joined by John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono Monday to launch an appeal for "meat-free Mondays."

McCartney said going vegetarian, even for just one day a week, was good for the environment because of research suggesting it cuts greenhouse gas emissions from the world's livestock population.

"I thought this was a great idea. To just reduce your meat intake maybe by one day a week and this would seriously benefit the planet," he told reporters, alongside Ono and a bevy of other stars including Kelly Osbourne and Moby.

Lennon's widow -- famously blamed for splitting up the Beatles, but clearly reconciled and on good terms with McCartney now -- added: "Give up one day and then it will be two days maybe. It's a very, very intelligent idea."

In a video on his website, McCartney noted that the campaign had already been launched in the United States and Australia.

"It?s kind of easy to do. You?ve had too much over the weekend anyway and you?re all running down to the gym to try and work it off so just have a meat-free Monday," he said.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: animalrights; animalwhackos; antimeat; beatles; food; macca; moby; thebeatles; veganism; yokoohno
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1 posted on 06/16/2009 5:21:39 PM PDT by traumer
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2 posted on 06/16/2009 5:22:31 PM PDT by traumer
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Two pieces of crap don’t make a rose.

Regards


3 posted on 06/16/2009 5:23:02 PM PDT by Rashputin (blif)
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To: traumer

Back in the day, we used to have “meat free Fridays”. But, Vatican II took care of that. I suspect this will be met with the same fate.


4 posted on 06/16/2009 5:23:04 PM PDT by Big_Monkey
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What a circus......


5 posted on 06/16/2009 5:23:28 PM PDT by MrLee (Sha'alu Shalom Yerushalyim!! God bless Eretz Israel.)
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To: traumer

I’m thinking about giving up insects 50 weeks out of the year. Not all insects. Just the beetles.


6 posted on 06/16/2009 5:24:00 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: traumer

So says rich people that can afford anything they want. Please....just go back to your $15,000 a day retreats.


7 posted on 06/16/2009 5:24:09 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: traumer
I'll order something from the cardiologist lovers menu on Monday. I love the ground pig: A whole boneless pig shoved into a grinder and fried up, just for you.
8 posted on 06/16/2009 5:25:15 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, AIG, Chrysler and GM are what Marx meant by the means of production.)
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To: traumer

With Obama spending our money like it was his, we may soon have more then one day a week without meat … mayhap days without food. ;-)


9 posted on 06/16/2009 5:25:17 PM PDT by doc1019
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I vow to give up Paul McCartney and Yoko Ono forever, OK?

Now go away you morons. You are has-beens.


10 posted on 06/16/2009 5:25:38 PM PDT by 43north (11.04.08: the day America committed voluntary suicide)
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To: traumer

Apparently they are late to the party. Many Christians have been doing meatless Fridays a long time before Yoko and John were ever around.

Although maybe they don’t like it because it wasn’t started to be vegetarian, it was to prop up the local economy in the Italian fish markets.


11 posted on 06/16/2009 5:25:49 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: traumer

Somebody should tell them that Friday night is pizza night. It might give them a leg up.


12 posted on 06/16/2009 5:26:19 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: 43north

When was Yoko an ‘Is now’?


13 posted on 06/16/2009 5:27:11 PM PDT by Borges
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To: traumer

Go ahead, Yoko and Paul. You’re free to follow whatever dietary restrictions you want. Just leave us out of it.


14 posted on 06/16/2009 5:27:34 PM PDT by Eddings
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Rather silly to choose Monday as a meat free day.

Lots of families in the UK enjoy the Sunday roast and Monday is a day for left overs.

15 posted on 06/16/2009 5:28:00 PM PDT by Churchillspirit
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Paul, I will give up meat one day a week if you eat meat one day a week.


16 posted on 06/16/2009 5:30:28 PM PDT by feedback doctor (The first female president will be a Conservative Republican)
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If the world’s livestock populations are emitting all that dangerous greenhouse gas, shouldn’t we be doing the earth a favor and eating MORE of them. ;-)


17 posted on 06/16/2009 5:30:37 PM PDT by grateful
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I knew a girl who was a vegetarian but sure liked the bone.


18 posted on 06/16/2009 5:30:47 PM PDT by fortunate sun (Tell me what books you want to ban and I'll tell you what type of politics you hold.)
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To: Rashputin

Meat free Mondays are fine with me, but what is the Veggie free day? How about veggie free Thursdays? Cow only Tuesday’s? Pork and cream Wednesdays? Lets gave some real diversity here. Its for the children don’t you know.


19 posted on 06/16/2009 5:30:47 PM PDT by lafroste (gravity is not a force. See my profile to read my novel absolutely free (I know, beyond shameless))
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To: traumer
Public enemy 2 Pictures, Images and Photos
20 posted on 06/16/2009 5:30:59 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: traumer

If it isn’t Obama, it’s some other nut job trying to cram their life style down our throats.

McCartney, F-— -—!

I suggest you implement my plan, Leftist a—h—es don’t eat between Memorial and Labor Day.


21 posted on 06/16/2009 5:31:24 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama post 09/11. The U.S. is sorry, we are a Muslim nation, and we surrender.)
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To: mamelukesabre

LOL! Rich ;-)


22 posted on 06/16/2009 5:31:24 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: traumer

Ya, that really worked well for Linda McCartney...


23 posted on 06/16/2009 5:31:25 PM PDT by DB
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To: Rashputin

Let them eat cake !


24 posted on 06/16/2009 5:31:59 PM PDT by traumer
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God, ya suppose Yoko and Paul could be an item someday?


25 posted on 06/16/2009 5:32:49 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: traumer

Why would an animal-rights activist team up with a woman who produced music that sounded like a cat being hit by a suitcase?
(I think it was Joe Bob Briggs who came up with that observation.)


27 posted on 06/16/2009 5:33:13 PM PDT by JeffChrz (Atlas will shrug.)
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To: doc1019

We need a FOOD CZAR....


28 posted on 06/16/2009 5:33:20 PM PDT by traumer
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To: fortunate sun

sorry, she don’t eat MEAT but she sure like the bone.


29 posted on 06/16/2009 5:33:23 PM PDT by fortunate sun (Tell me what books you want to ban and I'll tell you what type of politics you hold.)
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To: traumer

Give Obama time. ;-)


30 posted on 06/16/2009 5:36:39 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: traumer

Yoko Ono is an insult to Japanese women...


31 posted on 06/16/2009 5:38:23 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: 43north
Now go away you morons. You are has-beens.

How can you say that, they were hanging out with "...a bevy of other stars including Kelly Osbourne and Moby."

You know that you've hit the big time if you're hanging out with Kelly Osbourne!
/S

32 posted on 06/16/2009 5:38:59 PM PDT by RJL
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Double steak helping for all freepers Monday.....I’m grilling


34 posted on 06/16/2009 5:40:09 PM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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Macartney, Yoko who?

I thought they were dead.


36 posted on 06/16/2009 5:41:41 PM PDT by NaughtiusMaximus (Uh, Mr. President, did you lose your contact lense OR ARE YOU PRAYING?)
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So we all go vegetarian and the gas comes out our asses instead of a cow’s ass.

Where’s the savings? (there’s 6 billion of us)

Take care of yourselves Paul and Yoko. Stay out of my kitchen and bathroom.


37 posted on 06/16/2009 5:42:00 PM PDT by hattend (Sarah Palin has run a fishing business, a city, and a state. All Obama has done is run his mouth.)
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Dressed in her communist finery.
38 posted on 06/16/2009 5:42:06 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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"I thought this was a great idea. To just reduce your meat intake maybe by one day a week and this would seriously benefit the planet,"

Go to Hell, Paulie ......

(and I'm a huge Beatles fan!)

39 posted on 06/16/2009 5:45:28 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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Vegetarian gas is more heinous than carnivore gas. I know from experience. I still have nightmares about it...


40 posted on 06/16/2009 5:49:24 PM PDT by grateful
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on my new Monday menu


41 posted on 06/16/2009 5:55:50 PM PDT by xp38
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“meat-free Mondays.”


HA! Got that beat. The Peoples Republic of Portland(Oregon) in their Climate Action Plan is calling for a 20% reduction in red meat...thats 1.2 more meatless meals than what these stars are calling for.


42 posted on 06/16/2009 5:55:54 PM PDT by crazyhorse691 (Now that the libs are in power dissent is not only unpatriotic, but, it is also racist.)
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To: traumer

I have always done what Yoko Ono has suggested.


43 posted on 06/16/2009 5:56:49 PM PDT by CaptRon
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The ultimate response is Post 14 in the original thread of this story.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2272289/posts


44 posted on 06/16/2009 5:59:09 PM PDT by John W
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I had my veggies last night. Zucchini, dredged in flour and seasonings, and deep-fried. Went great with the bacon, cream cheese, and chive-stuffed chicken breast beside it. I haven't given up my meat yet, and I ain't doing it for these two stinky old hippies. Maybe when the option of cannibalism becomes a real existential necessity, will I look at that watercress a little differently.


45 posted on 06/16/2009 6:03:22 PM PDT by Viking2002 (Ted Nugent for Attorney General '12. You Know You Want It.)
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I’d be for meat-free Mondays if we can have sanctimonious-free Tuesdays.


46 posted on 06/16/2009 6:10:57 PM PDT by Roscoe Karns
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They are wasting their time.

By the end of 2009 most Americans won't be able to afford to have meat on the family menu anyway.


47 posted on 06/16/2009 6:28:37 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama as President is like hiring a mechanic who never saw a car before.)
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48 posted on 06/16/2009 6:49:29 PM PDT by traumer
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IYAS9YAS pushes for McCartney- and Yoko-free airwaves.


49 posted on 06/16/2009 6:54:37 PM PDT by IYAS9YAS
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To: Mr_Moonlight

MM,

LOL- They are just testing their control over their blind, devoted fans!!

(of which I am NOT one...at least not one of the blind fanatics)

Look - I do LOVE some of the Beatles’ music... (SOME of it!)... but where does Paul get off, thinking he can tell people not to eat a hot dog or a burger if they wish!

This food chain thing was planned by a higher authority than Paul McCartney- or that other little weird one!!

Rediculous people!!

Junie K.


50 posted on 06/16/2009 7:00:48 PM PDT by June K.
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