From reader Dirruk: check out a new airline, Derrie-Air at flyderrie-air.com.
Derrie-Air will be the only airline that plants trees to offset every pound of carbon that our planes release into the atmosphere.Pretty convincing site at first. heh.
But not only will we do our part to protect the environment, we will expect you, our passengers, to do your part as well. The magic comes from our one of a kind "Sliding Scale"—the more you weigh, the more you'll pay. After all, it takes more fuel—more energy—to get more weight from point A to point B. So we will charge passengers based on how much mass they add to the plane. The heavier you and your luggage are, the more trees we'll plant to make up for the trouble of flying you from place to place.
From Sign of the Times comes this story from Australia. The sex industry is preparing for a business boom in conjunction with Pope Benedicts arrival.