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A Fool And His Money

A fool and his money are soon parted [1].      One Steve McDougal and  San Francisco, both the city and the airport, have concocted a plan for the gullible travers to give away his money, Michael Cabanatuan, San Francisoc Chronicle [2]:

Environmentally conscious travelers flying out of San Francisco International Airport will soon be able to assuage their guilt and minimize the impact of their air travel by buying certified carbon offsets at airport kiosks.

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 “We’d like people to stop and consider the impacts of flying,” said Steve McDougal, executive vice president for 3Degrees, a San Francisco firm that sells renewable-energy and carbon-reduction investments and is teaming up with the airport and the city on the project. “Obviously, people need to fly sometimes. No one expects them to stop, but they should consider taking steps to

One thing is sure about a slick salesman, whatever he is selling, he is sure that you need it.   McDougal sells supposed carbon offsets.    So bank of the fact that McDougal is going to say that you need carbon offsets.

This about the only thing that Blind Man Paterson has not proposed to balance the New York State budget.

Michelle [3] is sure thata Mrs Pelosi would approve,    That Mrs. Pelosi would approve of the selling.   Not that she has any plans to actually buy any carbon offsets.