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Postby DieHardCubbie » Mon Jul 14, 2003 10:13 pm

Now here is a way to get back at the government.....

reuters wrote:Manure letter protest raises stink

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand postal workers are pooh-poohing a campaign by New Zealand farmers who are showing their disgust with a "flatulence tax" by mailing envelopes filled with manure.
Postal workers would contact police if a return address was given, New Zealand Post spokesman Ian Long told Reuters, adding it was illegal to post objectionable material.

"When somebody comes across it, it's going to be smelly. It might smell somebody else's mail and then there's just the nature of it -- if it actually bursts and starts contaminating other people's mail. It's not a very nice thing at all," he said.

The Rural News newspaper launched the 'Raise a Stink' campaign this month after the government said it would levy farmers to help pay for research into livestock emissions of methane and nitrous oxide. The gases account for more than half the country's greenhouse emissions.

Long said about 20 manure-laden envelopes have been intercepted with several others believed to have been delivered to Parliament.

Farmers are unrepentant.

"It takes a lot to get New Zealand cockies (farmers) so animated -- if faced with such a blatant rort (trick), French farmers would have driven en-masse to Parliament by now and buried their political masters in manure," Rural News said on its Web site (

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England's Worcester Canoe Club set the world record for paddling a hand-propelled bathtub. The 25 man team covered a distance of 55 miles, 425 yards in 24 hours on September 28 and 29, 1979.
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Postby Madison » Tue Jul 15, 2003 12:44 am

Terrible, terrible.......... :-D LOL!
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Sick of those who are hypocrites.
Yes doctor, an army is forming.
Yes doctor, there will be a war.
Yes doctor, there will be blood.....
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Postby Super GM » Mon Jul 21, 2003 7:10 am

lol :-D , that's disgusting. Just imagine opening one of those nasty letters...Ugh!
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