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PETA pushes for excise tax on meat
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | June 11, 2007 | NA

Posted on 06/11/2007 8:13:14 PM PDT by neverdem

Should hunters -- or anyone who enjoys a steak or a hamburger -- have to pay extra for that little indulgence?

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals thinks so. One of the nation's largest anti-hunting organizations, the group has kicked off a "Tax Meat" Campaign, proposing a 10-cent-per-pound excise tax on meat. Animal activists have also asked federal lawmakers to give tax breaks to those who have sworn off the consumption of animals.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: carnivores; ecoterrorism; food; healthypeople2010; meat; peta; vegetarians
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1 posted on 06/11/2007 8:13:15 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

People Eating Tasty Animals

Geesh these people are nuts.


2 posted on 06/11/2007 8:17:15 PM PDT by television is just wrong (Amnesty is when you allow them to return to their country of origin without prosecution.)
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To: neverdem

PETA has a really good PR department. They get thousands of $$$ worth of free press for each of their crackpot ideas. I hate ‘em but ya gotta respect ‘em too, in this regard.

I’d be happy to pay an excise tax for meat, if in return the game ‘n fish people would add a couple “animal activist” tags to my hunting license.


3 posted on 06/11/2007 8:17:15 PM PDT by Nervous Tick
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To: neverdem

I think we should push right back.


4 posted on 06/11/2007 8:18:56 PM PDT by bannie
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To: neverdem

“give tax breaks to those who have sworn off the consumption of animals”

In other words, anyone could apply for that. Just tell the government you’re a vegan and if they ask for proof hide any meat you may have.


5 posted on 06/11/2007 8:20:28 PM PDT by Santa Fe_Conservative
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To: Nervous Tick
"I’d be happy to pay an excise tax for meat, if in return the game ‘n fish people would add a couple “animal activist” tags to my hunting license.

I wouldn't mind helping thin that herd myself.

6 posted on 06/11/2007 8:21:30 PM PDT by VR-21
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To: television is just wrong

Yeah they’re nuts and silly alright, but they are going to tell lies just like the “Global Warming” and “Second Hand Smoke” nuts and get their way.


7 posted on 06/11/2007 8:22:17 PM PDT by StACase
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To: neverdem

How’s about we add an excise tax on pets, pet food etc.


8 posted on 06/11/2007 8:22:21 PM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: neverdem

...waiting for that tofu deduction any day now.....


9 posted on 06/11/2007 8:25:07 PM PDT by NorCalRepub
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To: neverdem
That is worrisome. Politicians would be only too accommodating to people wanting more taxes.
10 posted on 06/11/2007 8:26:22 PM PDT by oyez
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To: LegendHasIt
Watch it. One of PETA’s not so distant goals is the elimination of pets and farm animals.
11 posted on 06/11/2007 8:27:56 PM PDT by oyez
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To: neverdem

I have a counter proposal; what’s the bounty on PETA types?


12 posted on 06/11/2007 8:29:24 PM PDT by AFreeBird (Will NOT vote for Rudy. <--- notice the period)
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To: Santa Fe_Conservative
Just tell the government you’re a vegan and if they ask for proof hide any meat you may have.

Play hide the salami with someone from the government? Do I LOOK like an intern????

13 posted on 06/11/2007 8:31:20 PM PDT by SlowBoat407 (It's never a good time to get sucked into an evil vortex.)
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To: neverdem
"PETA pushes for excise tax on meat"

Yeah?

Well I got something PETA can PUSH!

(and they can push it right up where the Sun don't shine!)

14 posted on 06/11/2007 8:31:36 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg ("`Eddies,' said Ford, `in the space-time continuum.' `Ah,' nodded Arthur, `is he? Is he?'")
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To: oyez

I agree. There should be a 25% tax on vegetables for every member who shows their PETA card at the grocery store.

I guess not many will show there PETA card though.


15 posted on 06/11/2007 8:31:45 PM PDT by lmsii (If the Democrats are for it, I'm Against It.)
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To: neverdem
Animal activists have also asked federal lawmakers to give tax breaks to those who have sworn off the consumption of animals.

Haven't had meat in years, I want a tax break...snicker..no really...no meat...come smell my poop if ya don't believe me.

16 posted on 06/11/2007 8:33:23 PM PDT by this_ol_patriot (I saw manbearpig and all I got was this lousy tagline.)
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To: neverdem

Here’s what we do. Charge a tax on consuming meat, and have the tax paid by PETA.


17 posted on 06/11/2007 8:33:41 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Elections have consequences.)
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To: potlatch


900 ->


1000 ->


1024 ->





18 posted on 06/11/2007 8:34:55 PM PDT by devolve ( _Illegal_Aliens_Killed_25_Americans_Today _20_More_Than_Al-Qaeda_Did_ _Smoke_Gets_in_My_Eyes_)
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To: neverdem

Here’s proof these PETA whackos are animals. They must be as they are vegatarians

It appears to me from how I read Genesis that the good Lord gave us meat for food and the plants were given to the animals for food.

Genesis
001:026 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our
likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea,
and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over
all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth
upon the earth.

001:027 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God
created he him; male and female created he them.

001:028 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and
multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have
dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the
air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

001:029 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing
seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree,
in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it
shall be for meat.

001:030 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air,
and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there
is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was
so.


19 posted on 06/11/2007 8:36:20 PM PDT by diverteach
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To: lmsii
PETA is over consuming vegetables, leaving the rest of us in a shortage. Wait! What am I saying? Hey guys, two for one on the price of broccoli!
20 posted on 06/11/2007 8:38:07 PM PDT by oyez
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To: neverdem

Hunters and fishermen and women already pay a Federal excise tax on all firearms, ammo and fishing gear etc. We also pay for license to hunt and fish and BIG time bucks for out of state licenses. I think we should tas PETA and call it a misery tax. That is all they cause misery.


21 posted on 06/11/2007 8:38:48 PM PDT by therut
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To: devolve

Lol, what a beautiful post!!

Strangely the 1000 and the 1024 look exactly the same!! So you can use 1000. Wonder why that is?

The 900 leaves one and 1/4 inch of white on the right.

The Brahma was a nice touch.... forgot his name!


22 posted on 06/11/2007 8:39:41 PM PDT by potlatch (MIZARU_ooo_()_ooo_MIKAZARU_ooo_()_ooo_MAZARU_ooo_()_ooo_))
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To: Santa Fe_Conservative
In other words, anyone could apply for that. Just tell the government you’re a vegan and if they ask for proof hide any meat you may have.

Blood tests. Looking for metabolytes of meat and other stuff.

23 posted on 06/11/2007 8:39:54 PM PDT by elkfersupper
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To: oyez
I don’t know about you but the price of corn is outrageous. . . Wait that’s a different environmental issue.
24 posted on 06/11/2007 8:41:16 PM PDT by lmsii (If the Democrats are for it, I'm Against It.)
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To: neverdem

Keep talking PETA folks. And I hope the news outlets continue to give them coverage. The more the better. This kind of gibberish is only alienating normal people.


25 posted on 06/11/2007 8:41:20 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s........you weren't really there)
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To: neverdem

I have a better idea; Put a tax on NUTS, (pun intended)


26 posted on 06/11/2007 8:42:09 PM PDT by Uncle George
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To: Nervous Tick

I have no respect for terrorists.


27 posted on 06/11/2007 8:46:46 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: neverdem

Actually they should give us a 10 cent per pound rebate because we are reducing global warming by eating animals who produce methane gas.

Love it when political correct group #1 slams into political correct group #2. It happens so friggin much nowadays.


28 posted on 06/11/2007 8:49:43 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man
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To: neverdem

29 posted on 06/11/2007 8:52:27 PM PDT by Dumpster Baby ("Hope somebody finds me before the rats do .....")
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To: lmsii

Yeah, the freak politicians (both Dems and Repubs) here in Wisconsin want to turn our food, and our food’s food (corn) into fuel. Make us pay more for it, give us crappier gas mileage (therefore requiring us to burn more fuel than we otherwise would), pollute the groundwater and mandate that we have to use it (in other words screw the free market).

Another case of politically correct group 1 (ethanol crowd) slamming into politically correct group 2.


30 posted on 06/11/2007 8:53:34 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man
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To: potlatch

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900 did not “repeat”?

I might have been hard to tell as I did not put a contrasting border around each color so you could see if it repeats

1024x768 is the largest screensaver / webpage setting of 4-5 most use on PCs

Emperor Lyons Phleuger the 10th

Brand on his left shoulder:

FD
10

FD = Frank Dadara in Palm Beach County at Dun Wandrin Ranch

Lyons is a big farming cattle ranching name in Florida and my brother’s wife is a niece of Lena Lyons


31 posted on 06/11/2007 8:57:14 PM PDT by devolve ( _Illegal_Aliens_Killed_25_Americans_Today _20_More_Than_Al-Qaeda_Did_ _Smoke_Gets_in_My_Eyes_)
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To: devolve

Yes, you’ve called him Emperor before I think.

Lol, the 900 is a solid dark green so no way to tell about repeating. I can’t get ove the 1000 being as wide as the 1024!


32 posted on 06/11/2007 9:03:30 PM PDT by potlatch (MIZARU_ooo_()_ooo_MIKAZARU_ooo_()_ooo_MAZARU_ooo_()_ooo_))
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To: neverdem
Animal activists have also asked federal lawmakers to give tax breaks to those who have sworn off the consumption of animals.

I like that plan.

I won't give up meat, but I will get a tax break.

33 posted on 06/11/2007 9:08:49 PM PDT by LouD
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To: potlatch

1024 over 1000

24 pixels = .025 of 96 (100)

24 pixels is a very tiny width or height on a PC screen set at 1024x768 or 100x750


34 posted on 06/11/2007 9:12:33 PM PDT by devolve ( _Illegal_Aliens_Killed_25_Americans_Today _20_More_Than_Al-Qaeda_Did_ _Smoke_Gets_in_My_Eyes_)
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To: devolve

Lol, I know about pixels. 24 isn’t many unless you are painting pixel by pixel and I often do that for shading.

Maybe 950 would be good too?


35 posted on 06/11/2007 9:16:22 PM PDT by potlatch (MIZARU_ooo_()_ooo_MIKAZARU_ooo_()_ooo_MAZARU_ooo_()_ooo_))
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To: neverdem

“Red meat isn’t bad for you. It’s the green, fuzzy meat you have to watch out for.”


36 posted on 06/11/2007 9:35:39 PM PDT by SantosLHalper (Liberals - The first to cry for tolerance. The first to shut you up when you don't agree with them.)
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To: devolve

OK, now the ‘less than’ or V section is the ‘overlap’ part.

Gosh, that area measures almost 1 3/4 inches!


37 posted on 06/11/2007 9:54:00 PM PDT by potlatch (MIZARU_ooo_()_ooo_MIKAZARU_ooo_()_ooo_MAZARU_ooo_()_ooo_))
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To: television is just wrong
Then, to be fair, how about a $10.00 per ounce "excise tax" on alfalfa sprouts, PETA? Won't go for that? Then scarper off, you're moonbatz!

the infowarrior

38 posted on 06/11/2007 10:17:10 PM PDT by infowarrior
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To: diverteach
well, A real PETA person(FOOL)reasons in their heart that there is no GOD!

Deny God ,then you can deny human dominion

39 posted on 06/11/2007 10:20:20 PM PDT by Cheapskate ( Celebrate Sept.8 as Pajamatag , the day the pajamahadeem busted Dan Rather!!)
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To: infowarrior

they wouldn’t go for that they want to punish anyone who eats protein.


40 posted on 06/11/2007 10:23:42 PM PDT by television is just wrong (Amnesty is when you allow them to return to their country of origin without prosecution.)
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To: infowarrior

they wouldn’t go for that they want to punish anyone who eats protein.


41 posted on 06/11/2007 10:23:43 PM PDT by television is just wrong (Amnesty is when you allow them to return to their country of origin without prosecution.)
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To: television is just wrong
they wouldn’t go for that they want to punish anyone who eats protein.

Have you ever heard long-term vegans talk? They can hardly string three words together to make a coherent sentence, I think I'll pass on a proteinless diet (ie, the "diet of serfs, and slaves"...)

the infowarrior

42 posted on 06/11/2007 10:26:34 PM PDT by infowarrior
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To: infowarrior

my aunt was a vegetarian. she depleted herself of selenium, and eventually went senile. she had this superiority complex she was so good cause she didn’t eat meat. She did however eat raw egg yolks for breakfast.


43 posted on 06/11/2007 10:30:50 PM PDT by television is just wrong (Amnesty is when you allow them to return to their country of origin without prosecution.)
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To: neverdem

Meat... just try to make decent Chili without it

TT


44 posted on 06/11/2007 10:44:57 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSET)
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To: neverdem

We should unit to remove PETA from tax exempt status because the group only purpose is to slam tax payers style of life!


45 posted on 06/11/2007 10:47:24 PM PDT by restornu (Be safe Buy American made)
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To: television is just wrong
A "diet of serfs, and slaves" is not good for human beings, period. There is a *reason* back in the days of "Lords and serfs" that there were such things known as "sumptuary laws", where animal proteins were largely forbidden to "the lower classes". It was to keep them more docile! Back then they didn't know the precise "science" behind it, but then, the didn't really need to, they fact that they knew it worked, and worked well, was sufficient to them.

Serfs, and slaves usually died at an early age. Mostly, it is *assumed* because they wore themselves out with the hard physical labor, but that only paints a partial picture. Couple that hard physical labor with dietary deficiencies, and you have a world where the top tier has a reasonable life span, while for the rest, life is, to paraphrase Hobbes, "nasty, brutish, and extremely short"...

the infowarrior

46 posted on 06/11/2007 10:52:10 PM PDT by infowarrior
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To: neverdem
ROFLMAO

Surely no ones takes these perverts seriously.

Not many Vegans are all that sane to begin with.

I like Vegans as they leave more meat for me.

I believe I will have another bologna sandwich with some smoke sausage.

47 posted on 06/11/2007 10:53:24 PM PDT by OKIEDOC (Kalifornia, DUNCAN or THOMPSON 08, ELECTION 2008, MOST IMPORTANT OF MY LIFE TIME)
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To: oyez

Oh..
I knew they were against farmers and ranchers, didn’t realize that they were against pets. I thought they all had obnoxious little lap dogs that they pampered and treated better than their own children and/or parents.


48 posted on 06/11/2007 11:17:35 PM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: neverdem
Animal activists have also asked federal lawmakers to give tax breaks to those who have sworn off the consumption of animals.

How can that possibly work? Do you sign an affidavit?

49 posted on 06/11/2007 11:26:55 PM PDT by napscoordinator (.)
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To: LegendHasIt

It pretty simple. Owning animals is not ethical. Many people that have bought into PETA BS, don’t know about the extended agenda. Its kind of like the people who joined up with the NAZIs.


50 posted on 06/11/2007 11:39:26 PM PDT by oyez
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