California air regulations affect rockets and cows

I work at a rocket company. We have been forced to relocate our static fire
tests for large SRBs to Edwards Airforce Base to avoid large fees from the
state of california for air permits to cover the smoke we make.
The other day I was reading in the Sacramento BEE (our local newspaper). It
turns out that California is planning to do the same for farmers.
California is considering requiring diary farmers to pay for permits in
order to let their cows fart! I'm serious! That is how far these wako's
have gone.
KT
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kimballt
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If you do something that hurts other people (and methane produced by cows is a lot more serious a problem than smoke from rocket engine tests), why shouldn't you have to pay to compensate for that harm?
Scott Orr
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Scott D. Orr
Yeah, I heard about that. Every time I think I've seen the stupidest possible thing ever concocted by CA politicians, they up and do something even stupider. I dread to think what they'll come up with to top this one.
n
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raydunakin
This isn't "compensation", it's just plain old government extortion. No one's been harmed, no one can prove they've been harmed, and the money isn't going to anyone who's even claimed to have been harmed.
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raydunakin
BATFE will top them by requiring you to keep your cows in a magazine, lest they be used as a component part of a terrorist weapon...
David Erbas-White
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David Erbas-White
The height of stupidity is that we continue to elect Feinstein and Boxer to the Senate as well as that bunch of crooks running our state legislature. The PRK is an entitlement state. Every misfit and weirdo you can think of has his or her hand out for some form of compensation. Bovine flatulence is just another venue for raising taxes and redistributing the wealth from those who work at something productive to those who either do nothing productive or who fail to work all together. The latest little episode revolves around some shmuck who got in the way of a gangster's gun. One round to the body and another to the head..complete with brain tissue on the sidewalk. Paramedics pronounced him dead...no pulse no respiration no pupil response, covered him with a sheet and moved on to a wounded party. The crowd saw movement under the sheet and figured the paramedics made a mistake. (since none of these idiots ever passed a basic biology class, death movements from major head trauma never even occurred to them) A minor riot broke out that had the local Nation of Islam chief arrested for attacking two cops. Now the NoI is aligned with the local gangs and is threatening a riot if the LAPD doesn't apologize and ante up some loot. LA is a s#%$hole and the PRK is nothing more than a breeding ground for thugs, racial extortionists and frustrated socialist/communists.
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Reece Talley
Well then, there should be a similar VERY EXPENSIVE PERMIT for all those in politics, to pay for all of the hot air they release. Failure to have one should be a capital offense.
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Bob Kaplow
And there's the grovernator who has pissed off just about everyone one way or another and I'm happy to say I did NOT vote for him. I think HE should pay for the special election that he's got the state to hold in Oct.
Reply to
Starlord
Ok, gotta ask. Exactly HOW are they going to monitor THAT? Do they have many applicants for the position of monitor?
; )
Randy
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<randyolb
Geeeeeeez Larry! Don't give these wacko's any more ideas. Aren't we paying enough in taxes as it is?
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Randy
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<randyolb
Sir, you are consuming valuable O2, and exhaling copious amounts of CO2, not to mention expelling ridiculous amounts of methane gas.
I hereby DEMAND that you pay taxes to compensate for this damage.
*It should be noted that I'm a silicon-based life form, and suffer from none of these disgusting biological impairments.
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Vince
"And there's the grovernator who has pissed off just about everyone one way or another and I'm happy to say I did NOT vote for him"
I did vote for him and would gladly do so again. He has pissed off folks because he won't kowtow to the unions and the special interest groups. That special election he's calling for is a direct result of the unwillingness of the legislature to act on anything that limits entitlement spending. Why do you think Kalifornians have so many initiatives on the ballot? It's because our elected officials are either chicken s$%*^ or owned by special interest groups. Since they refuse to act, the people in desperation are compelled to rely upon initiatives, referendums and special elections. This is no way to run a state and it's costly as hell. We should have better but unfortunately, we have exactly what we tend to elect.
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Reece Talley
There is only one way to get them to listen. With the pocketbook. How long will it take for the businesses there to get tired of the overtaxation & regulations before they move out? How about the people like your self who continue to live there and pay those ridiculous fees and live under these oppressive laws. All so you can live in an over crowded, smog filled Kremlin.
Dennis
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D&JWatkins

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