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December 26, 2008

Now you can Purchase Carbon Offsets at San Fran. Airport Kiosks (genghis)

Subtitled: “Facility offers guilt-ridden travelers chance to offset pollution”
I have no evidence to support this, but I just have a gut feeling the “Inventor of the Internet” is somehow involved in this venture.

From AP, via MSNBC, why wait for your local, state or federal government authority to impose carbon sanctions….er, “offsets” on you when you can self-flagellate at SFI?

”SAN FRANCISCO - San Francisco International Airport is planning to give guilt-ridden travelers a chance to offset the air pollution emitted from their plane rides.”

“The airport says it will set up a series of kiosks so travelers can purchase certified carbon offsets. A pilot program is to be launched this spring.”

“Travelers will enter their destination into the kiosk, which will calculate the amount of carbon dioxide for which they are responsible and the cost of offsetting it. After swiping their credit cards, they would get a receipt listing the exact carbon-reducing projects their money went to.”

(*ahem*….see above)

So I guess the idea is that the kiosks are like a little electronic altar where you can go pray at and offer up a financial sacrifice prior to boarding your flight. After all, Mother Nature/Gaia could strike your flight down from the skies at any time. Which really does have a profound impact on your earned SkyMiles.


”The view from my window.” (Seattle, 12/26/08)

Which reminds me, I really need to have a talk with my neighbors about keeping their camel off my lawn. Really fucks up my carefully manicured sand and…have you ever smelled camel dung? Nasty. Plus it spits at the cats.

Below the fold is an example of what Mother Gaia is capable of. Look…if you dare. And be ashamed of yourselves.


Interpretation from your AoS oracle: “Mutha Nature sez u done fucked up!”

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