EU Regulation Orgy Intensifies…Strasburg Votes To Regulate Lawnmower Emissions!

You wouldn’t be wrong to suspect EU elitist/establishment types fancy themselves as masterminds of some grand social-green, centrally-planned architecture.

Scotts Scott's 16 in. Walk-Behind Push Reel Lawn Mower

The future of EU lawn mowing. Image: Home Depot.

Lately they have been fuming from the ears over Great Britain’s audacious vote to ditch the whole Franco-German dominated project. The gall!

And ever since the British citizens surprisingly voted for a Brexit, the EU elitsts have been busy concocting a great number of ways to make the country regret it. There are two basic reasons for doing so: 1) to punish the British people, and 2) to send a signal to any other EU member who may be contemplating a similar break out.

EU elitists, intoxicated in their own arrogance, are having a difficult time fathoming how anyone could possibly reject what they believe to be brilliant plans for a grand European future – and even for the planet should ally Hillary get elected. They’re convinced that those rejecting their ideas either have got to be incorrigible right-wing populists, or are just too plain stupid to vote correctly. Too much democracy doesn’t work, they are sure.

Yet for many regular citizens it is clear why Britain turned its back.

Forget TTIP, immigration, bailouts, etc. for now. The latest news just out is another reason why some EU countries are toying with the idea of their own exit: The EU Parliament in Strasbourg has voted to regulate emissions by lawnmowers, and any vehicle’s used off-road, this according to the online Austrian Kurier.at here. It writes:

On Tuesday the European Parliament in Strasburg has agreed on emission limit values for combustion engines on machines that are not used in street traffic – in addition to lawnmowers it includes bulldozers, harvesters and inland boats. The limits will go into effect beginning 2018 and 2019.”

I don’t recall there being any public discussion about this topic whatsoever. This just gets done behind the scenes, out of the public’s eye. This latest show-legislation likely will only mean that people will have to use smaller lawnmowers, and spend more time doing the mundane chore.

The latest lawnmower regulation follows EU plans to crack down on hair dryers, kettles and toasters. Vacuum cleaners and light bulbs have already been dealt with. Up ahead we can expect, stoves, cookers, ovens, irons, fridges, freezers, dryers, washers, furnaces …the sky is the limit for EU regulators.

Today at least Brits can take heart. They’ll be allowed to cut their grass however they wish, and then still have time to enjoy the kettle-heated tea and toaster- baked toast at tea time.

EU citizens, on the other hand, will just have to go without.
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PS: Reader Ron Clutz puts it all in proper perspective: https://rclutz.files.wordpress.com/dpuf

16 responses to “EU Regulation Orgy Intensifies…Strasburg Votes To Regulate Lawnmower Emissions!”

  1. Ron C.
  2. Analitik

    Are you allowed electric mowers? Or have they set a power limit on those?

  3. Mike

    Yes Pierre.
    Great news but even an earthquake for those who won. I am not sure if anyone expected Brexit. I couldn’t vote because I have not been resident for over 15 years, but I would have voted to get out too. The main issue for me and probably most others too, is not immigration but democracy and having government controlled to some degree by the people of the country.

  4. Mike Spilligan

    With most (eventually all?) electrical devices being underpowered – and therefore time-consuming – it reminds me somewhat of my years in Russia, just after the collapse of the Soviet Union, when almost nothing had changed except intentions.
    It was normal for most people with families to do their food shopping after work – 3 queues at every shop; separate butchers, bakers, grocers – one to see what was on offer, one to pay (“come to the front for 1 ruble extra”) then one to collect the items.
    Maybe this is what the EU is aiming for – everyone too tired for revolution after arriving home at 1900 or later.

    1. Mindert Eiting

      A queue is only for the poor. In Indonesia you don’t queue up in a post office if you are rich. At the back side is a small door and you should knock on it. There appears a servant and you have to give him some Rupiahs. Next, you get all the service you want. If all post stamps are stuck on your letter, he may ask whether you also want that the letter arrives. If so, you have to pay him some additional money. In case you become involved in a civil case in Indonesia, you should know that the Judge also does the intake. You have a meeting with him in which you hand over relevant papers and an envelope with his salary. Don’t talk about that but if you forget the envelope, your case is lost anyhow. In Amsterdam we have some shops with huge amounts of incandescent light bulbs. A market principle determines the prize but you simply can buy them if you have the money.

  5. DirkH

    German government demands people vacate without flying. Suggests using bicycles, trains to get to your destination. You should choose destinations with good public transportation. Don’t use cars. Because CO2.
    http://www.umweltbundesamt.de/themen/umweltschutz-auf-reisen-0
    If you absolutely have to use CO2-emitting transportation you are commanded to buy CO2 indulgences from an NGO that finances climate protection projects. Ideally this will contribute to sustainable development, our government says on the page, followed by a strange sentence: ” Achten Sie dabei auf den Gold Standard. ” Translation: “When doing so, look out for the Gold Standard.” This seems to be some warmunist vernacular – as I am not consuming the state media I might have missed a propaganda campaign – *I* thought these people were lethally opposed to the Gold standard, deriving their power from fiat currency manipulation / the printing press. It is highly ironic that the Keynesians in the government still use the term “Gold standard” to advertise whatever crazy scheme hides behind that – showing that even warmunists can’t completely extinguish rational thought in their birdbrains. All in all, I enjoy such mad utterances from them as it shows how weak our enemy is.

  6. yonason

    The EU is the “neighborhood association” from Hell, …on steroids!
    https://fullfact.org/europe/eu-regulations/

  7. yonason
    1. Bernd Felsche

      Only the domestic vac. cleaners are restricted.

      Got to keep the EU palaces nice and clean, you see.

      Emissions control of domestic, fuel-burning tools is pointless. They’ve lumped them into the same emissions bucket as diesel locomotives. Diesel locomotives run 5000+ hours a year, lawnmowers perhaps 20 hours and then they have only one thousandth of the engine displacement.

      I’d like to know if pumps and generators used by emergency services will be exempt. If their generators, then why not everybody’s standby generators; which, after all, would never need to run if the EU had a reliable electricity supply grid.

      1. yonason

        Yes, some animals are more equal than others, after all, and the lunatics are running the asylum. sigh.

  8. mwhite

    Don’t know if this has already been in a post.

    http://www.thegwpf.com/green-madness-germanys-biggest-energy-company-faces-bankruptcy/

    “RWE, Germany’s biggest energy company, is in danger of going belly up. It would be the largest bankruptcy in German economic history.”

    How would this go down in Germany?

  9. Manfred

    It’ll do das volk good to get into push mowers. They’ll get some State approved exercise, reduce their BMI and reduce their risk of New Age metabolic syndrome. They have a lot of these kind of mowers in the UN Republic of New Zealand. They might consider importing them? When they eventually discover that they will also be required to pay a CO2 emission charge associated with panting their way around their potential lawns, they’ll probably buy a goat or sheep. Then they’ll be required to contend with the methane emission charge. So it’s doubtful anyone will remain in the Eco-socialist Republic of Europe who might regard themselves as sane. Most will have left the eco-paradise merely in pursuit of sanity.

    1. Dave Ward

      “They’ll probably buy a goat or sheep”

      At least they’ll be able to milk it, and make clothes from the wool. And if it doesn’t do the job properly send it to the slaughter house!

  10. P Clayton

    God on you, Britain!

  11. P Clayton

    Good on you, Britain!