The European Court of Justice rules that the EU can make airlines flying to or from the region's...

The European Court of Justice rules that the EU can make airlines flying to or from the region's airports pay to offset their carbon emissions from Jan. 1. Airlines are unsurprisingly hostile, as is the U.S., where Congress has proposed legislation that would make it illegal to comply with the EU law.

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  • User 509088
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    yellow light! attention passengers deplaning at amsterdam, line up in the centre aisle and check your buddy's gear. all other passengers please ensure your seat belt is fastened as we are opening the egress.


    amsterdam passengers, hook up! green light! go! go! go!
    21 Dec 2011, 06:15 AM Reply Like
  • Tony Petroski
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    Reuters reports that in reaction to the decision of the European Court of Justice, the North American Court of Justice announced all European airlines must pay an excise fee to the Court for helping to infect the world with Eurosocialism. Specifically, German airlines were ordered to pay double for their part in advancing Marxism.
    21 Dec 2011, 08:17 AM Reply Like
  • JPV
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    This is not a very clever act. Soon this will invite all kinds of countries to enact legislation to make it illegal to comply to US law!
    The result would be a real mess and international trade would be very much affected. US congress seems to be populated with strange people that have lost all contact with the reality of the world.
    There hate of everything foreign to the US is becoming dangerous.
    The US is not free from particular unpopular US taxes or price levies!
    21 Dec 2011, 08:18 AM Reply Like
  • Blackjack777
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    Our congress is nuts! I had to read this a few times to make sure I was reading things correctly. They want to make it illegal to follow others' laws ... wtf? I hope they are just making noise in a weak attempt to take our minds off of the current state of our economy. They can't seriously think this will bode well for the USA.
    22 Dec 2011, 10:42 PM Reply Like
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