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Subject: Global warming...Pay to grill in French speaking Belgium...
reefdiver    4/4/2007 4:46:37 PM
Didn't know quite where to put this...if this can't start a civil war in Belgium, then nothing can. Will this "grill tax" spread throughout the EU? Hopefully it was just an April fools joke: Global Warming Fight Local officials in Belgium's French-speaking region of Wallonia have a new tool in the fight against global warming. They have approved a tax on barbequing. Experts say that up to 100 grams of carbon dioxide are produced during barbequing. So Wallonians will have to pay 20 euros — about 27 dollars — each time they fire up the grill. And the authorities aren't kidding around when it comes to enforcement. Officials say they will use helicopters with thermal sensors to detect illegal grilling.
 
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jean       4/4/2007 5:21:04 PM
h*tp://www.rtl.be/page/rtlinfo/articles/politiquearticle/225.aspx?lg=1&articleid=71738

the article in french, but look at the date: april 1st .....
belgian are very funny people , and like self mockery. Few months ago , the RTBF ( french speaking public tv) have organized a incredible hoax : Flanders ( dutch speaking part) will secede and proclaim its independance. The hoax lasted 1 hour and gave a wind of panic in belgium.

 
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VelocityVector       4/4/2007 6:17:13 PM
How many grams of CO2 are produced during helicoptering?

v^2

 
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reefdiver       4/4/2007 6:43:52 PM

h*tp://www.rtl.be/page/rtlinfo/articles/politiquearticle/225.aspx?lg=1&articleid=71738


the article in french, but look at the date: april 1st .....
belgian are very funny people , and like self mockery. Few months ago , the RTBF ( french speaking public tv) have organized a incredible hoax : Flanders ( dutch speaking part) will secede and proclaim its independance. The hoax lasted 1 hour and gave a wind of panic in belgium.


Its still running around on American news websites!
 
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