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No Meat on Mondays in Los Angeles
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Posted on 11/12/2012 6:11:20 AM PST by Sub-Driver

No Meat on Mondays in Los Angeles By Susan Jones November 12, 2012

(CNSNews.com) - The Los Angeles City Council is urging all residents to observe "meatless Mondays" from now on.

A resolution adopted on Oct. 24 reads: "Be it resolved, that the Council of the City of Los Angeles hereby declares all Mondays as 'Meatless Mondays' in support of comprehensive sustainability efforts as well as to further encourage residents to eat a more varied plant-based diet to protect their health and protect animals."

Councilwoman Jan Perry, who introduced the resolution, also wants to ban new fast-food restaurants in South Los Angeles.

"While this is a symbolic gesture, it is asking people to think about the food choices they make. Eating less meat can reverse some of our nation's most common illnesses," press reports quoted Perry as saying.

The resolution makes 15 points in support of meatless Mondays, including U.N. recognition that "livestock are one of the most significant contributors to today's most serious environmental problems."

And if that's not enought, the resolution also mentions the growing obesity epidemic, the importance of reducing "our carbon footprint," health disparities in low-income communities, and animal cruelty.

The resolution plugs a vegetarian diet, noting that a nonprofit group in Los Angeles called Compassion Over Killing "encourages people to choose vegetarian foods as a way to help build a kinder, cleaner, and healthier world, and works with businesses throughout Los Angeles County to ensure vegetarian meals are readily available to consumers."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: fruitsnuts; lalaland; losangeles; meat; vegans; wingnuts

1 posted on 11/12/2012 6:11:22 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

There is no lower limit to a liberal IQ.


2 posted on 11/12/2012 6:13:28 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Sub-Driver

Crackpots are running the asylum.


3 posted on 11/12/2012 6:14:44 AM PST by rockinqsranch
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To: Sub-Driver

Vote took place on “Brainless Wednesday”


4 posted on 11/12/2012 6:15:01 AM PST by Vortex (Garbage In, Garbage Out)
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To: Sub-Driver

In which case, I would recommend to those left in CA who have a brain to eat as much meat as their heart desires.


5 posted on 11/12/2012 6:15:35 AM PST by veritas2002
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To: Sub-Driver

If overpopulation is supposedly destroying the planet and these people really believe that eating meat kills you.... shouldn’t they be encouraging everyone to eat more meat ?


6 posted on 11/12/2012 6:17:09 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Lets be real.....folks are living to 80 & 90 with ease...and they are the meat and potato generation and they're all obese.

And why vegies?? Why not fish....at least you get your protein.

This is from memory and IIRC, About 250 years ago, England declared two (2) fish days.....for no other reason than to help out the fishing industry.

So is this to help the farm industry???....and the millions of Ca illegals who work'em.

7 posted on 11/12/2012 6:20:24 AM PST by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: Da Coyote

That would be a great , but sedate bumper sticker.


8 posted on 11/12/2012 6:21:28 AM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: Sub-Driver

Government is the new religion.
Many religions have dietary restrictions.
Some religions have said “no pork”.
Some religions have said “no meat on Fridays”.

The newest religion says “no meat on Mondays”.

Kneel before Zod.


9 posted on 11/12/2012 6:23:30 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Global Warming is a religion, and I don't want to be taxed to pay for a faith that is not mine.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Don’t worry. California has plenty of fruit and nuts. They won’t freeze and they won’t starve. And with marijuana being freely available, they won’t care. Daniel Webster was right. When Northern Europeans settle in a bright perpetually warm climate, after three generations bizarre behavior becomes the norm. Their brains evolved in cold dark environment and they are not hardwired for most of the California climate.


10 posted on 11/12/2012 6:23:49 AM PST by allendale
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To: Sub-Driver

of course no meat on friday would be totally out of the question!


11 posted on 11/12/2012 6:24:00 AM PST by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: Sub-Driver

Have these people call me for an appointment.


12 posted on 11/12/2012 6:24:11 AM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Geeks and Freaks at it again..

I do have a few days meatless but that is my choice..I love veggies but also love a good steak..

13 posted on 11/12/2012 6:25:10 AM PST by PLD
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To: Sub-Driver

Orthodox Christians fast from meat (etc.) on most Wednesdays and Fridays (and during fasting seasons). Monday is not usually a fast day.

How dare these liberal cretins not only tell us to eat less meat, but prescribe what day of the week to make meatless!!!! PHOOEY to them!!!!


14 posted on 11/12/2012 6:27:06 AM PST by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: Sub-Driver

The primary cause of our obesity epidemic is that people are following the government’s advice to eat more carbs and fewer saturated fats.


15 posted on 11/12/2012 6:28:16 AM PST by jdege
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To: Sub-Driver

We are not talking about more or less money in taxes to run government but a deliberate attack on fellow Americans.

Any politician who deliberately wants to cut an entire industry’s income by 14.3% (one day of the week) should be tried for treason against the American people, convicted by REAL Americans then taken out into the public square and shot. Televise it just to send a message to other communist, central planners.

How many REAL Americans are involved in meat production from raising the grain, care and feeding the animals, transportation, butchers, packaging, retail sales....

How many REAL Americans would allow someone to DESTROY 14.3% of their income without resorting to a Thomas Jefferson moment?


16 posted on 11/12/2012 6:28:16 AM PST by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: Sub-Driver

People in CA are just nuts.


17 posted on 11/12/2012 6:28:31 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: Sub-Driver
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18 posted on 11/12/2012 6:29:54 AM PST by GnL
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To: Sub-Driver

I would take this “sustainability” cr@p more seriously if once, just once, they applied it to their government spending.

You want unsustainable? Government spending should be the poster child.


19 posted on 11/12/2012 6:30:43 AM PST by chrisser (Starve the Monkeys!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Obviously LA.

San Francisco would never put up with a day where they couldn't eat meat.


20 posted on 11/12/2012 6:34:00 AM PST by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Exemptions for those who have a medical need for a triple cheese bacon burger and large fries.


21 posted on 11/12/2012 6:34:00 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Totalitarians proclaim! LOL! Depopulate socialists/totalitarians from the body politic.

live - free - republic

WWMD - What Would Meathead Do? /sarcasm


22 posted on 11/12/2012 6:36:40 AM PST by PGalt
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To: Sub-Driver

I think there is a way for L.A. residents to eat meat on Mondays without harming the environment. Just remove the brains of all Dem voters and cook them for supper. They’re not being used anyway, and the ones that are used are pretty devoid of weighty matter.


23 posted on 11/12/2012 6:38:10 AM PST by driftless2
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To: Sub-Driver


If Hemingway were alive today, would he really still be a liberal? Perhaps there would be a story with Nick Adams undergoing a sex change....
24 posted on 11/12/2012 6:39:14 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Sub-Driver
The "Bell Curve":

Some people are on the left side of it.

25 posted on 11/12/2012 6:41:38 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Sub-Driver
re: unsustainable

The IMF defines a national economy as "unsustainable" if its total debt is over 125% of its GDP. The US mostly wavered between 25% and 40% for most of the post-WWII era. It was 41% when Pelosi and Reid took over. The 2011 estimate is at 105% (~$16 T in a ~$15 T economy), and Obama feels a mandate to keep on spending. Only 11 nations (out of 242) have a higher figure. Sudan is just behind us at 103%. Ahead of us are Zimbabwe, Jamaica, Greece, Italy, Ireland, Iceland, St Kitts, Antigua, Japan (whose recession and shrinking economy are now making global news), Lebanon, and Portugal. Great company, eh?

Germany and the EU are both still around 83%, and we mocked the for many years for over-spending on their Socialist Dreams.

26 posted on 11/12/2012 6:42:41 AM PST by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Really? This is the biggest problem facing LA?


27 posted on 11/12/2012 6:44:36 AM PST by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: Sub-Driver

If we didn’t eat meat, then cows, pigs, and chickens would become endangered species. THEN what would they do???????


28 posted on 11/12/2012 6:49:07 AM PST by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: Sub-Driver

Oh, I’m sure the Latinos are going to give up their beef burritos. /s


30 posted on 11/12/2012 6:54:04 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Sub-Driver

This is where the White liberals start to overreach and start pissing off the blacks and Latinos.


31 posted on 11/12/2012 6:55:17 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Sacajaweau

No, it’s all about control, nothing more.


32 posted on 11/12/2012 6:57:52 AM PST by IMR 4350
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To: IMR 4350
Meatless monday is brought to you by:


33 posted on 11/12/2012 7:08:38 AM PST by ZOOKER ( Exploring the fine line between cynicism and outright depression)
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To: Sub-Driver
It is just a matter of time before these initiatives become compulsory. "Sustainability" is as much of a neo-Marxist buzzword as is "tolerance" and "compassion". Much oppression can be justified in the name of "sustainability".

Beware the "auditors" and the "redistributers". They are coming to the USA as surely as tomorrow's sunrise.

34 posted on 11/12/2012 7:10:35 AM PST by jboot (This isn't your father's America. Stay safe and keep your powder dry.)
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To: Sub-Driver

As my contribution to the cause, I am cooking a pot roast in the shape of the Staples Center.


35 posted on 11/12/2012 7:12:26 AM PST by ShadowDancer ( Losers always look for excuses. Winners never quit.)
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To: Sub-Driver
I'll see your Meatless Mondays and raise you Taxless Tuesdays.
36 posted on 11/12/2012 7:20:59 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I guess they decided upon Monday vs. Friday so they wouldn’t be confused with the “old” Catholic Church...I grew up eating fish on Fridays.


37 posted on 11/12/2012 7:30:11 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

If these people truly believed the population myth and cared about the rest of us as much as they claim, they would put a bullet into their heads and remove themselves from the equation.


38 posted on 11/12/2012 7:43:05 AM PST by formosa (consider me galt)
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To: Sub-Driver
Our nation has been far too successful.
39 posted on 11/12/2012 7:53:43 AM PST by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: All

I think all of the Los Angeles Sizzler resturants need to start having Monday Night Specials...:^)


40 posted on 11/12/2012 8:34:07 AM PST by az_gila
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To: Sub-Driver

Today voluntary. Tomorrow mandatory. Which is just as well. Very soon, the way the California and American economy is being handled, nobody will be able to afford meat on Mondays.

Or Tuesdays. Or Wednesdays. Or...


41 posted on 11/12/2012 9:33:20 AM PST by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: Sub-Driver
“WE THE PEOPLE” Need to bring back the time honored practice of running elected and unelected Tyrants in all levels of government out of town on a rail. Who made that Tyrant Food Queen? I'd eat a pork sandwich and spit it in her face if she tried to stop me from eating meat.
42 posted on 11/12/2012 2:39:32 PM PST by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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