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City Council Asks L.A. Residents to Go Meatless on Mondays: Could You Skip Out on Meat Once a Week?

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  • M A 2012/11/12 22:35:37
    No
    M A
    +9
    Easily, but i would eat double on monday just to tell the nanny state to piss off

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  • Nelson Schwartz 2012/12/15 19:33:30
    Yes
    Nelson Schwartz
    Meat eating is socially acceptable today. It is as morally wrong as slavery and rape but man invented god to authorize abuse like what we do to animals. Old testiment authorized rape of virgins but made adultery between consenting adults punishable by death.
  • Edward 2012/12/07 00:33:39
    Yes
    Edward
    I could skip it 7 days a week!
  • loving-kindness 2012/11/26 15:24:09
    Yes
    loving-kindness
    I am already a raw vegan, so that won't be a problem
  • JustMe 2012/11/19 22:41:53
    Yes
    JustMe
    If I chose to
  • iamthemob ~ the 444th Guru ~ 2012/11/16 22:00:38
    Yes
    iamthemob ~ the 444th Guru ~
    Why not?
  • gidianedwards97 2012/11/16 06:38:08
    Yes
    gidianedwards97
    I do already
  • User Deactivated 2012/11/15 04:15:50
    Yes
    User Deactivated
    But why don't the city fathers just ask everyone to become Catholic and eat no meat on Fridays?
  • MikeWon 2012/11/14 10:46:29 (edited)
  • Carl 2012/11/14 08:42:26
    No
    Carl
    Sounds too Roman Catholic to me. Instead of Friday, its now Monday.
  • lm1b2 2012/11/13 17:59:09
    No
    lm1b2
    No,i don't let anyone tell me how to live,let alone a politician.
  • DuncanONeil 2012/11/13 17:09:44
    Yes
    DuncanONeil
    Why not? Catholics did it for centuries!
  • lm1b2 DuncanO... 2012/11/13 18:00:38
    lm1b2
    Not all catholics,and not me when i found out what the reason was.
  • S123 lm1b2 2012/11/13 22:54:34
    S123
    What is the reason?
  • lm1b2 S123 2012/11/14 22:51:33
    lm1b2
    People of the fishing industry complained to the Pope that they were not selling enough Fish!This was a stupid Church law.
  • Tordgaard lm1b2 2012/11/16 10:25:04
    Tordgaard
    That might be a bit of a simplification:

    At the time, the pope was both a religious and political leader and the Papal States had a shortage of meat. He created the rule to encourage people to refrain from eating meat and Catholics simply shifted from meat to fish. Officially, the rule never applied in areas without access to fish and nobody who did have access to seafood was required to replace meat protein with fish or other seafood. I don't think there was any sort of plea from fishermen involved in the decision.

    Christians (including some non-Catholics) see refraining from meat as a type of penance or an expression of respect for a person or event. It isn't at all clear why you would consider that to be 'stupid.'

    And, by the way, the Catholic Church has two basic sets of rules. They consider their religious rules (matters of faith and morals) to be unchangeable while their social rules are open to change. The no-meat-on-Friday was a social regulation and it was changed. Priests (at least those here in the USA) often ignored the rule because they knew it had nothing to do with faith or morals.
  • lm1b2 Tordgaard 2012/11/17 23:23:22
    lm1b2
    I know the history,i realize the church was as much political,as it was religious at one time,I'm sorry to say!But I'll stick with my oringinal blog,to tell people that they will go to hell for eating meat on Friday,was Stupid!
  • Tordgaard lm1b2 2012/11/18 13:28:03
  • Noor al Haqiqa 2012/11/13 16:18:53
    Yes
    Noor al Haqiqa
    No big problem here.
  • happyday49 2012/11/13 16:04:39
    Yes
    happyday49
    Yes, but it would be my choice as to when! There is always fish.
  • rbeas 2012/11/13 15:54:25
    Yes
    rbeas
    Not only could I but do on a regular basis
  • Beat Magnum True Hero 2012/11/13 15:44:48
    Yes
    Beat Magnum True Hero
    I could but why?
  • MsDianna 2012/11/13 15:33:48
    No
    MsDianna
    no I like meat and potatoes for supper and meat and potatoes for breakfast.
    you have to work to pay for these items and you have to work hard to use up the calories that you eat. so it's a continual cycle.
    but no one should tell anyone what they should eat. don't these people have more important things to worry about.
    but people should become more active so there wouldn't be any need for all of this crap.
    What does the food industry have to say about this city council's ideas?
  • TimothyBrianFoley 2012/11/13 15:03:45
    No
    TimothyBrianFoley
    how can you survive without it
  • ID51 2012/11/13 13:53:15
    Yes
    ID51
    +1
    I could, but if the government is going to start telling me what to eat, I WON'T do it! This is just more control.
  • jmc07806-PWCM-JLA 2012/11/13 13:25:06
    Yes
    jmc07806-PWCM-JLA
    +2
    Having Government getting involved in requesting it is troubling. I guess after the people there voted to increase their own taxes they will do anyting the government asks for.
  • Mr.Steve 2012/11/13 12:56:08
  • NightRyder 2012/11/13 12:46:20
    No
    NightRyder
    +2
    Actually, I don't eat meat every day as it is, but there is a couple of other reasons that would be the actuall reasons;

    “If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

    "Whensoever the General Government assumes undelegated powers, its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force" --Thomas Jefferson

    On these two things both the general government, and the state government over step themselves in undelegated, and unauthoritative powers.
  • Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆ 2012/11/13 12:31:48
    Yes
    Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆
    +2
    I can, and in fact I don't eat meat every single day. Variety is the spice of life, and all that.

    But the government should stay out of it.
  • glen 2012/11/13 12:21:36
    No
    glen
  • Mo 2012/11/13 11:37:08
    Yes
    Mo
    +2
    I could go meatless for many days, but it should be entirely up to me, not some busybody official. How ridiculous that such minutiae should be of any concern to them. I know they use environmental excuses, but an overabundance of bureaucrats are responsible for many of our environmental issues. They never seem to think their rules should apply to them.
  • ℂynthia 2012/11/13 08:17:44
    Yes
    ℂynthia
    That'll be easy to do.
  • namvet101stabn 2012/11/13 08:04:18
  • Saga 2012/11/13 07:47:05
    Yes
    Saga
    Already do. ;)
  • timothy.hill.14 2012/11/13 06:24:42
    Yes
    timothy.hill.14
    +1
    Odd request. Wish there was an article to read.
  • Mo timothy... 2012/11/13 11:38:56
    Mo
    +1
    Probably based on cow farts and water usage.
  • PrettieReptar 2012/11/13 06:22:57
    Yes
    PrettieReptar
    +2
    But I don't like the idea of government telling me I have to.
  • Tiger Lily 2012/11/13 05:44:04
    Yes
    Tiger Lily
    I go without meat several days every week.
  • DianaXoGirl 2012/11/13 05:15:03
    Yes
    DianaXoGirl
    It's only once a week
  • middlesex1957 2012/11/13 04:44:42
    Yes
    middlesex1957
    Do you count fish? Before Vatican II everyone ate fish on friday because the Pope called on everyone to do it. (Interesting story behind that). After Vatican II we all kept eating fish on friday 'cause it's tradition and all the restaurants compete for it. When I was a teenager in the 70's a lot of people started eating one vegetarian supper each week to help sustainability (we called it helping the ecology) and be healthier. It works. We ate a veggie meal tonight.
  • Tic-Toc 2012/11/13 04:43:41
    Yes
    Tic-Toc
    +1
    I could but that don't mean I will.

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