Skip to comments.Hockey thinks green, goes red
Posted on 02/13/2008 10:36:13 PM PST by george76
David Suzuki's recent suggestion that politicians who fail to march in his environmental crusade should be imprisoned has inevitably attracted much comment. Although he subsequently declared that his remarks should not be taken literally, they raise ever-recurring questions over Dr. Suzuki's objectivity, and whether those who follow him really comprehend his core beliefs, and their political implications.
One unlikely group of recent converts to Suzuki-ism is the National Hockey League Players Association, NHLPA, whose members are hardly known for their hairshirt lifestyles. Nevertheless, a large number of players have -- at Dr. Suzuki's behest -- secured places for themselves in the environmental Hall of Fame by purchasing "carbon offsets"...
Dr. Suzuki spotted a strategic opportunity and before long the two had met up and Mr. Ference -- who now plays for the Boston Bruins -- had been persuaded not merely to help fight global warming, but to drag all his confreres into the painless penalty box of carbon offsets.
Buying carbon offsets has been compared to the Renaissance Catholic Church's corrupt practice of flogging religious indulgences, that is, selling entry to the Pearly Gates. It was a wonderful scam, since nobody would ever return to ask for their money back.
Buying carbon offsets produces more immediate personal benefits: it boosts feelings -- albeit delusive -- that one is "doing something," and thus placing oneself above the carbon-feckless masses.
However, their broader -- and less recognized -- purpose is to entrench the perspective of sustainable development, which amounts to the greatest threat to freedom since the rise of Communism.
(Excerpt) Read more at financialpost.com ...
the carbon-offset industry
The money .. is being elaborately laundered via a Quebec-based organization called Planetair...
Andrew Ference, then with the Calgary Flames...
Ference — who now plays for the Boston Bruins
David, here is another comment for you: Environment wackos who fail to kiss my *ss should receive the death penalty.
LOL, I see your point, yet anthropogenic photographic evidence suggests otherwise:
We truly do live in the age of stupidity.
Every sport has it's air heads. Andrew is on of ours!
on = one.... of ours
Too bad Probie or Twister aren't around to give young Ference the tune-up he so richly deserves.
Freep mail/ping airborne or Hat-Trick or G8 Diplomat if you want on or off the Hockey Ping List.
Wasn’t Suzuki exposed as a fraud along the lines of the Goreacle (big, energy consuming house; constant use of private jets; etc.)?
This thinking of sending those to jail who disagree with the church of global warming reminds me of 16th century Europe where witches were executed for “weather cooking”.
Carbon Scam Ping - (POGW)
Is there are rebuttal to the old “indulgence” scam trope? I’m a Protestant but I get tired of hearing this trotted out all the time. Thanks.
next your gonna tell me the rink ICE gives off greenhouses gases (if who/anything does? its bettman)
these people need take a less from sheryl "not my president" crow, keep your politics and your global warming theory away from the ice, away from hockey, and away from the NHL,ECHL,AHL,CHL and NCAA Hockey, it has nor ever will have a place in our sport.
Metalhead, Aka Flyers fan stuck in detroit.
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