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PENANCE FOR GAS GUZZLERS [Oscar goodie bag contained gift certificate for carbon credits]
New York Post ^ | February 27, 2007 | Page Six

Posted on 03/03/2007 5:21:12 PM PST by Doctor Raoul

HOLLYWOOD'S wealthy liberals can now avoid any guilt they might feel for consuming so much non-renewable fossil fuel...

This year's Oscar goodie bag contained gift certificates representing 100,000 pounds of greenhouse gas reductions...

It reminds us of the era when rich Catholics paid the church for "dispensations" that would shorten their terms in Purgatory.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


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1 posted on 03/03/2007 5:21:14 PM PST by Doctor Raoul
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To: Doctor Raoul

What a bunch of hypocrites.


2 posted on 03/03/2007 5:22:28 PM PST by Jorge
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To: Doctor Raoul

Where does one obtain such a gift certificate? Maybe I can make my own and give them as gifts to people who I do not like. Kinda like George Costanza and The Human Fund...


3 posted on 03/03/2007 5:23:23 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Jorge

Hey buddy...
Can you spare a Carbon Offset Credit?

I need a cigarette...


4 posted on 03/03/2007 5:24:04 PM PST by tcrlaf (VOTE DEM! You'll Look GREAT In A Burqa!)
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To: Army Air Corps

You may wind up in the women's prison library.


5 posted on 03/03/2007 5:25:43 PM PST by battlegearboat
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To: Jorge

Hollywood no less.....


6 posted on 03/03/2007 5:26:08 PM PST by Doctor Raoul (What's the difference between the CIA and the Free Clinic? The Free Clinic knows how to stop leaks.)
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To: battlegearboat

Hmmmm, if it is one of those miminum security installations...


7 posted on 03/03/2007 5:27:44 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Doctor Raoul

I printed out my carbon offset certificate yesterday for 100,000 pounds. I slept like a baby last night. I will print more out for birthday gifts throughout the year. I love these things.


8 posted on 03/03/2007 5:28:36 PM PST by mickey finn
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To: Salvation

Ping


9 posted on 03/03/2007 5:28:46 PM PST by big'ol_freeper (It looks like one of those days when one nuke is just not enough-- Lt. Col. Mitchell, SG-1)
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To: Doctor Raoul

These had to come from the Gore group. What better way to advertise their "product"? These people "need" to purchase large amounts of carbon credis to offset their lavish lifestyles. I will bet that these carbon credits are going to be written off by Gore as advertising cost.


10 posted on 03/03/2007 5:33:34 PM PST by notpoliticallycorewrecked (California : home of the fruits, nuts and flakes.)
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To: Army Air Corps

Sounds like the perfect set up.


11 posted on 03/03/2007 5:35:15 PM PST by battlegearboat
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To: Doctor Raoul

It's OK folks, we flew here in a chartered 767 for only seven passengers, and we will be riding in seperate stretch limos to the 30,000 sq ft mansion for Vanity Fair's post Oscar party, but we have Carbon Credits!


12 posted on 03/03/2007 5:35:22 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: Doctor Raoul

Obviously, idiocy knows no bounds.


13 posted on 03/03/2007 5:36:10 PM PST by doc1019 (If Obama is elected as President, we will become an “Obama Nation”.)
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To: Doctor Raoul

How many of these certificates does it take to counteract hot air generated by that giant gasbag Algore?


14 posted on 03/03/2007 5:36:22 PM PST by all the best
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To: notpoliticallycorewrecked

I can see selling carbon credits as a new MLM scheme...


15 posted on 03/03/2007 5:36:47 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Doctor Raoul

How many carbon credits are a cross-country chartered-jet trip worth? The best way for these eggheads to help the environment would've been to stay home.


16 posted on 03/03/2007 5:38:40 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: Doctor Raoul

Let them eat carbon credits...


17 posted on 03/03/2007 5:39:15 PM PST by Always Right
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To: Doctor Raoul

How do they figure out those damn things anyway? A gallon of gas weighs six pounds or so, but they say it creates like 100 pounds of CO2.


18 posted on 03/03/2007 5:39:41 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Jorge

Sounds like Gore was making a bribe to get his Oscar,indite him for bribery!


19 posted on 03/03/2007 5:40:47 PM PST by dalereed
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To: Always Right

Could this be the return of Green Stamps?


20 posted on 03/03/2007 5:41:16 PM PST by battlegearboat
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To: Doctor Raoul

So if I buy a "carbon credit" (and has anyone heard how much these cost???) then I am free to create even more greenhouses gasses? Am I the only one who thinks that these "credits" is just another scam with a scam?


21 posted on 03/03/2007 5:41:26 PM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: Army Air Corps

I found my certificates on a thread called Carbon Offsets Cheap. Best thing I ever did. I'm a new man I tell ya. I did not calculate my carbon footprint but I think 100,000 pounds will hold me for the year. If not, I will print more.


22 posted on 03/03/2007 5:42:58 PM PST by mickey finn
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To: Army Air Corps
Your bumper sticker is ready!

More here

23 posted on 03/03/2007 5:44:13 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: mickey finn

Is it like getting divinity credentials from the Universal Life Church?


24 posted on 03/03/2007 5:44:59 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Doctor Raoul

Are they from Algore's company?


25 posted on 03/03/2007 5:46:18 PM PST by mlstier ("The Right to Privacy does not trump the Right to Life" -- Bill O'Reilly)
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To: Doctor Raoul

The libs and their reflections in the media are now going to play up this carbon credit [crude word for feces].

Liberals seem to live in a world of their own in which they keep repeating nonsense syllables such as "carbon neutral", "bush is hitler", "cheney is bad", "stole the election", "global warming", "Jesus' bones", "bla bla bla".


26 posted on 03/03/2007 5:46:20 PM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (shut up you liberals! [euphemism for sentence commonly abbreviated S T F U!])
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To: Doctor Raoul; Jorge; Army Air Corps; tcrlaf; mickey finn; notpoliticallycorewrecked; ...

Hey Doc, algore bought the carbon-credits from himself!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/1793084/posts

It's a giant scam! ........... FRegards


27 posted on 03/03/2007 5:48:43 PM PST by gonzo (I'm not confused anymore. Now I'm sure we have to completely destroy Islam, and FAST!!)
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To: Doctor Raoul

How, exactly, does buying 'carbon credits' reduce pollution? It's interesting that leftists support a scheme which lets the wealthy to skate all responsibilty by buying what are essentially indulgences. For life of me I don't understand how the liberal house of cards survives all these inconsistencies and double standards.


28 posted on 03/03/2007 5:48:45 PM PST by Aikonaa
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

"The best way for these eggheads to help the environment would've been to stay home."

Not only for the environment's sake! Think of all the poor, hungry children they could have fed with the millions of dollars they spent on themselves for that one night.


29 posted on 03/03/2007 5:53:11 PM PST by LibSnubber (Liberal democrats are domestic terrorists)
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To: jiggyboy

Hmmm, there seems to be a market among self-flagellating lefties. I need to pay-off my student loan and lefties are stupid enough to buy these things...


30 posted on 03/03/2007 5:53:25 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: gonzo

Scams “R” his middle name …


31 posted on 03/03/2007 5:53:58 PM PST by doc1019 (Fred Thompson 08)
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To: gonzo
Yup! ManBearPig has it all figured out.
32 posted on 03/03/2007 5:54:41 PM PST by mickey finn
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To: Doctor Raoul; MotleyGirl70; Cagey; Mr. Brightside

Now I know what I'm gonna get everyone for Christmas next year! The "Human Fund" contribution cards were getting old anyway.


33 posted on 03/03/2007 5:55:28 PM PST by Larry Lucido (Duncan Hunter 2008)
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To: Aikonaa
It's interesting that leftists support a scheme which lets the wealthy to skate all responsibilty by buying what are essentially indulgences.

And it's really sad that they have influenced kids out there to ride bicycles thinking they're going to help polar bears from drowning.

34 posted on 03/03/2007 5:55:33 PM PST by somemoreequalthanothers (All for the betterment of "the state", comrade)
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To: SkyPilot

How much to nail Tanya Roberts without having to do more that a week in Purgatory?


35 posted on 03/03/2007 5:56:59 PM PST by Doctor Raoul (What's the difference between the CIA and the Free Clinic? The Free Clinic knows how to stop leaks.)
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To: Army Air Corps
I can see selling carbon credits as a new MLM scheme...

It'll be the liberal ENRON.

36 posted on 03/03/2007 5:57:48 PM PST by Doctor Raoul (What's the difference between the CIA and the Free Clinic? The Free Clinic knows how to stop leaks.)
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To: jiggyboy
A gallon of gas weighs six pounds or so, but they say it creates like 100 pounds of CO2.

LIBERAL MATH: 2+2=5, as long as you feel good about yourself.

37 posted on 03/03/2007 5:59:06 PM PST by Doctor Raoul (What's the difference between the CIA and the Free Clinic? The Free Clinic knows how to stop leaks.)
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To: Doctor Raoul

I can honestly see someone applying the Amway system to carbon credits. Wanna start a downline? :-)


38 posted on 03/03/2007 6:00:45 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: gonzo
It's a giant scam! ...........

ENRON for liberals.

It's not a movie, but Al Gore plays Ken Lay.

39 posted on 03/03/2007 6:01:03 PM PST by Doctor Raoul (What's the difference between the CIA and the Free Clinic? The Free Clinic knows how to stop leaks.)
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To: Doctor Raoul

I'm gonna make "Carbon Credit Wheels", modeled after Tibetan prayer wheels. You just give it a spin on your way out the door in the morning, and you're all set for the day! Two spins if you own a gas-guzzler.

(No offense to Tibetans...)


40 posted on 03/03/2007 6:01:11 PM PST by LibFreeOrDie (L'Chaim!)
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To: Doctor Raoul

Earlier this year, I was really concerned about the whole "global warming" movement getting some traction with normal Americans. It's on all the newstands and on the evening news, the kids are even bringing it home from school. I had had a number of discussions on the topic with run of the mill friends and neighbors who were genuinely concerned about it - and otherwise normal - in that they are not enrolled in the Cool-aid brigade.

I think this kind of idiocy will only help to debunk the whole scam with Joe Public. People may like feeling warm and fuzzy because they care more than you and I about the planet, but they won't be feeling so smug when I'm laughing in their faces because they been taken advantage of.

By the way, guess who started up their own carbon offset company and is effectively profiting from the whole gig?? You know who!


41 posted on 03/03/2007 6:01:15 PM PST by incredulous joe ("And you’ve got that little smirk on your face. It looks like you’re so clever…" Bil Clinton)
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To: mickey finn
....lol.....yup, pretty soon those damned North Koreans are going to stop counterfeiting our money and print out all the carbon credits they want.....madness......
42 posted on 03/03/2007 6:02:21 PM PST by NorCalRepub
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To: LibFreeOrDie

A nice idea, but you ought to work up something with a bit more margin. Seems like these folks would be happy to throw their money at you.


43 posted on 03/03/2007 6:03:08 PM PST by incredulous joe ("And you’ve got that little smirk on your face. It looks like you’re so clever…" Bil Clinton)
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To: Aikonaa
The liberals would have a real hard time if people could pay someone else to take their place or their kid's place in the Army if there was a draft.

But pollution and global warming, sign them up and be proud of it!

Where's that shared sense of duty that they feel towards military service? Shouldn't they share in the pain of this too?

44 posted on 03/03/2007 6:03:31 PM PST by Doctor Raoul (What's the difference between the CIA and the Free Clinic? The Free Clinic knows how to stop leaks.)
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To: Doctor Raoul

This is the stupidest thing I have ever heard. Are free carbon credits taxable as income????


45 posted on 03/03/2007 6:09:58 PM PST by keepitreal
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To: Larry Lucido
I have already printed all the gifts I will need for the entire year. They look good and rather important. I can't wait to see the look of joy in their eyes when they open them. Just to know they can still drive their car without Algore and all of the Hollywood hypocrites giving them the evil eye should be enough to make them cry.
46 posted on 03/03/2007 6:10:25 PM PST by mickey finn
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To: Army Air Corps

What type of paper are the credits printen on...?


47 posted on 03/03/2007 6:14:09 PM PST by Natchez Hawk (Conservative=liberal after their car is stolen. Libertarian=conservative after their car is towed.)
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To: keepitreal
How 'bout this; Is it illegal to counterfeit a fraudulent scam?? I'm ready to open up shop.
48 posted on 03/03/2007 6:14:19 PM PST by incredulous joe ("And you’ve got that little smirk on your face. It looks like you’re so clever…" Bil Clinton)
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To: Natchez Hawk

Carbon paper, of course!


49 posted on 03/03/2007 6:15:24 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Doctor Raoul

Where can I get my "insensitive comment" credits?


50 posted on 03/03/2007 6:16:08 PM PST by sauropod ("An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools." Ernest Hemingway)
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