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Los Angeles Urges Residents To Observe “Meatless Mondays" Should Government suggest what to eat and when to eat it?

CAPISCE 2012/11/12 14:14:47
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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.
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  • John Galt jr or Ron/jon 2012/11/22 04:46:13
    No
    John Galt jr or Ron/jon
  • iamthemob ~ the 444th Guru ~ 2012/11/17 14:54:28
    yes
    iamthemob ~ the 444th Guru ~
    I think it's very much the government's place to suggest beneficial behavior of any kind.

    What we should be concerned with is where the government is empowered to mandate, or coerce in some manner, such behavior. For instance, my answer would likely be "No" if L.A. were imposing an additional "Monday Meat Tax."
  • Navin Johnson (The Jerk) 2012/11/16 19:18:08
    No
    Navin Johnson (The Jerk)
    never!
  • User Deactivated 2012/11/15 04:23:37
    No
    User Deactivated
    We already have the FDA guidelines. Next I suppose they are going to have us fall at 5am for calisthenics.
  • wtxwoman 2012/11/14 06:30:08
    yes
    wtxwoman
    They can suggest or urge all they want to about anything as long as they don't make it a law!
  • Nancy~PWCM~JLA~POTL 2012/11/14 00:30:53 (edited)
    No
    Nancy~PWCM~JLA~POTL
    +1
    Why not support the catholics then when they recognize not eating meat on Fridays during lenten before Easter. Oh geeze, just more government managing our lives.

    Meatless Monday,
    Tomato Tuesday
    Wheat Wednesday
    Tuna Thursday
    Fast Friday
    Saltine Saturday
    Seaweed Sunday

    How do you think the gzillion food stamp recipients would receive this message when they can barely suvive on potato chip and hot dogs. What a world.. Tongue in cheek
    of course. :-)
  • CAPISCE Nancy~P... 2012/11/16 21:25:08
  • Hamilton 2012/11/14 00:23:52
    No
    Hamilton
    but they will.
  • Quazimoto 2012/11/13 13:53:35
    No
    Quazimoto
    +1
    What more can you expect when you have a meathead for Governor.
    moonbat
  • Pedalpusher 2012/11/13 13:14:57
    No
    Pedalpusher
    They were not elected to be nutritionist! I know I haven't seen any qualifications for that on their resumes!
  • timothy.hill.14 2012/11/13 11:31:13
    No
    timothy.hill.14
    Where did you hear this? Pretty ridiculous.
  • 2sly 2012/11/13 10:28:44
  • Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F 2012/11/13 03:12:48
    No
    Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F
    The L.A. City Council can sit on their own faces and spin like tops. Communist a$$holes.
  • knothead 2012/11/13 01:44:08
    No
    knothead
    +1
    No no no keep out of the food and what we should eat. Everything the government touches turns to crap and doesnt work. In a few short months we will be on death panels anyhow with Oscumbag health insurance. Wonder why all those politicians arent on that freaking lousy subsatandard health care? They have their Rolls Royce health care and the hell with the rest of us. An old saying comes to mind.....If it aint broke dont fix it.Government should just do what they were supposed to do and that is govern. We still have a Constitution and a Bill of Rights in this country..use them and make sure we still keep them as our founding fathers intended. NOT LIKE OBAMA AND HIS MINIONS WANT IT..
  • cddjmikey 2012/11/13 01:22:41
    No
    cddjmikey
    +1
    HELL NO !!!
  • clasact 2012/11/13 01:09:36
    No
    clasact
    +1
    Cali.is just to far gone for my taste
  • knothead clasact 2012/11/13 01:45:12
    knothead
    +2
    You are so right....Calif is the land of fruits and nuts...and this proves it.
  • clasact knothead 2012/11/13 01:45:44 (edited)
    clasact
    +1
    lol..next it will be take a day from breating because the air is so bad for you
  • Aqua Su... knothead 2012/11/13 03:14:32
    Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F
    Don't forget New York with their legalized fear of-salt and soda.
  • Piper 2012/11/13 00:45:45
    yes
    Piper
    I can't even imagine, why anyone would be offended or threatened by the suggestion of a "meatless" day.
  • CAPISCE Piper 2012/11/13 01:05:37
    CAPISCE
    +1
    What suggestion is next?
  • Piper CAPISCE 2012/11/13 02:52:37
    Piper
    +1
    Kind of of a touchy subject for me, because I realize that "meat" involves the suffering and pain of living creatures. Don't care, then ignore the suggestion. Seems like a simple way to deal with a suggestion to me.
  • Mytstar... Piper 2012/11/13 14:26:59
    Mytstar ~PWCM~JLA
    Until the suggestion becomes a law ... there is a thin line between the two when it comes to government
  • CAPISCE Piper 2012/11/13 14:36:50
    CAPISCE
    +1
    I understand and respect your point
  • wtxwoman Piper 2012/11/14 06:31:43
    wtxwoman
    +1
    Me, either. I regularly leave meat off for a couple of days a week, just to let my digestive system rest! It saves money, too.
  • Robert 2012/11/13 00:29:26
    No
    Robert
    +1
    Didn't take the government too long to get in to telling us what to do. Churches next? Balance your budget and move on.
  • Flyingbug 2012/11/13 00:21:51
    No
    Flyingbug
    +2
    The LA City Council can't even deal with a budget deficit. They have a councilman who should have been told to step aside because of the legal challenge (residency issue). The sidewalks are broken (ADA lawsuit), and they want the residents to pay for fixing them.

    And WHAT do they choose to deal with? A resolution on what we should eat. And then they want to ban more fast-food places.

    The council should deal with what they ARE supposed to deal with and allow us to eat what we wish.
  • JET 2012/11/13 00:14:23
    No
    JET
    +1
    They should mind their own business.
  • Jackie G - Poker Playing Pa... 2012/11/12 23:06:49
    No
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    +3
    My God, they are drowning in debt and they pass crap like this?? Loons
  • none 2012/11/12 23:04:27
  • ur XLNC-PWCM 2012/11/12 22:31:05
    No
    ur XLNC-PWCM
    +4
    L. A., like NYC, is engaged in areas where it does NOT belong!
  • Spy Master 2012/11/12 22:25:31
    yes
    Spy Master
    +1
    only because they are smarter than us; Bloomberg thinks so
  • Ron in Oregon 2012/11/12 22:14:02
    No
    Ron in Oregon
    +1
    Eat Soylent Green it is made of people..yum yum.
  • Tic-Toc 2012/11/12 22:04:27 (edited)
    No
    Tic-Toc
    +4
    Look... Gov't spends enough time in my wallet, they can get the hell out of my 'Fridge'.

    What about the Homeless and the Street People who have no choice but to dumpers dive, they have to eat what they can find...
  • Diane S... Tic-Toc 2012/11/12 23:22:47
    Diane Spraggs Yates
    +1
    Did you know in NY you can not feed the homeless you do not know the salt content ect !!! Just let them strave uh !!!!!
  • Tic-Toc Diane S... 2012/11/13 02:41:38
    Tic-Toc
    I heard that... That is just plain SAD. It is what this gov't is coming to.
  • AL 2012/11/12 22:02:34
    No
    AL
    +6
    Welcome to the new Communist states of America Comrades!
  • James Rowntree 2012/11/12 21:49:19
    No
    James Rowntree
    +6
    No, this is not about 'asking people' anything... it is about forcing people to eat or not eat what the fascists now running California think is good for them. This is nonsense and it has to stop. My response is to declare EVERY day a good day to go eat as much meat as possible. Tell these fascists to mind their own business. But what can you do? As long as the loons in California keep on voting for these idiots, this is where we are headed. Welcome to North Korea, Comrades!
  • Tic-Toc James R... 2012/11/12 22:07:11
    Tic-Toc
    +2
    Knock off the Horns, wipe the ass, and Serve it up....
  • knothead James R... 2012/11/13 01:47:02
    knothead
    +2
    Does COMMUNISM come to mind????

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