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New Zealand Wants To Bill Farmers For Burping Cows & Sheep … This Is Not Satire

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There is always a certain amount of silliness associated with the environmental movement, and their answer to any problem is some combination of laws, grants, and taxes. But this is ridiculous.

Anyone who has taken a serious interest in agriculture and farming will have already heard the arguments for why animals like cows and sheep are a net BENEFIT for the environment — even allowing for their habit of burping and farting.

What they do for the soil is officially the second-largest carbon SINK (after our oceans), which is a far cry from the ‘cows will destroy the world’ narrative we’ve been fed by the vegan crowd.

ClashDaily has covered that in some depth here: Good News, Meat-lovers: Livestock Can Help SAVE The Planet

But because the panic-mongers have made a cottage industry of demonizing industries and profiting over the ‘fixes’ (fake meat, for instance), the ecological Chicken Littles are telling us cow burps are now nothing less than the Devil himself. They will cook the Earth like an egg. Or something.

Because places like New Zealand have long since been conditioned to snap their heels together and salute any time the experts tell them to panic (just look at their Covid lockdown protocols!) it should surprise none of us that they are well on their way to being the first to jump on AOC’s Green New Deal dream of targeting the grave danger of cow farts.

New Zealand on Wednesday released a draft plan to put a price on agricultural emissions in a bid to tackle one of the country’s biggest sources of greenhouse gases, belching sheep and cattle.

The proposal would make New Zealand, a large agricultural exporter, the first country to have farmers pay for emissions from livestock, the Ministry for Environment said.

New Zealand, home to 5 million people, has about 10 million cattle and 26 million sheep.

Nearly half its total greenhouse gas emissions come from agriculture, mainly methane, but agricultural emissions have previously been exempted from the country’s emissions trading scheme, drawing criticism of the government’s commitment to stop global warming.

…Under the draft plan, put together by government and farm community representatives, farmers will have to pay for their gas emissions from 2025. Short-and long-lived farm gas will be priced separately, although a single measure to calculate their volume will be used.

“There is no question that we need to cut the amount of methane we are putting into the atmosphere, and an effective emissions pricing system for agriculture will play a key part in how we achieve that,” Climate Change Minister James Shaw said. —NBC

The pain IS the point. They want to bully the rest of us into compliance, by making non-compliance as difficult as possible. If that means shrinking supply? So much the better. It makes workaround that much more difficult.

If New Zealand thinks efforts like the Green New Deal (and it’s international clones) is about solving a climate crisis, they’ve been duped. ClashDaily has previously reported about the time AOC’s own chief of staff said the quiet part out loud:

Chakrabarti let the cat out of the bag in a recent extensive profile in The Post magazine. According to the report, Chakrabarti told an aide for Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D), a presidential candidate, that his boss’s Green New Deal “wasn’t originally a climate thing at all.” “Do you guys think of it as a climate thing?” Chakrabarti says, “Because we really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing.” You can’t get much more revolutionary than that.

Yeah. Their end-game is all about socialism, not climate change. Which is pretty much what we’ve been accusing them of for decades now, isn’t it?

But world leaders keep taking it seriously, so here we go again.

Dear Christian: Your Fear Is Full of Crap

by Doug Giles

Beginning in March 2020, many Christians went into lockdown-freak-out mode.

They “socially distanced” themselves from corporate worship and from pretty much everyone and everything else, except, of course, liquor, and grocery stores.

Uncut, irrational, unbiblical, and not to mention, unconstitutional, fear gripped many churches and church leaders.

Should pastors publicly repent if they obeyed Fauci in regard to how they conducted their ministry instead of adhering to the clear commands of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords?

That’s a legit question, eh?

Get your copy of Dear Christian: Your Fear Is Full of Crap now. Better yet, grab an extra copy for any petrified pastor who dutifully put obedience to the unconstitutional edicts of Mayor McCheese ahead of obedience to the explicit commandments of the LORD God Almighty.

Wes Walker

Wes Walker is the author of "Blueprint For a Government that Doesn't Suck". He has been lighting up since its inception in July of 2012. Follow on twitter: @Republicanuck

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