The gravy train

How many people does it take to save the planet?

Apparently it’s 40,000.

That’s right, our tax dollars are paying 40,000 people to attend the COP17 junket in Durban, South Africa.

An average jumbo jet seats a little over 400 people, so we’re talking about 1000 jumbo jets criss-crossing the planet in order to save it.

And it’s a return journy (unfortunately), so make that 2000 jumbo jets whizzing around to save the planet.

What a joke.

And what are they going to agree to?

Probably nothing… except another junket next year.

Another 2000 jumbo jets. How many tons of CO2 is that?

And this is saving the planet how?

Well, actually, one thing they might agree to is another giant useless tax, this time on every foreign currency transaction.

I guess. How else is the UN going to raise the $72 trillion it wants from our wallets?

That’s about $12K for every man, woman and child on the planet.

Except, of course, not everyone will be paying it; maybe one billion at best.

So that’s about $72K us “rich” folk will have to fork out over our lifetimes.

And for what?

So we can give it to poor countries so they can buy AK47s for their kids?

And those 40,000 delegates; what are they on per year?

Say $100K?

There’s another $4 billion.

Per year.

To talk.

And fly around in jumbo jets.

And force us to use poisonous lightbulbs.

And drive cars you can’t take the family for a holiday in.

And suffer power outages.

Give the planet the benefit of the doubt?

More people should critically assess what that really entails.

    • J.M. Heinrichs
    • December 6th, 2011

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