. . . promoting capitalist acts between consenting adults.
How about this as a campaign platform at the next Japanese election:"Vote for me. Instead of taking $10.5 billion and sending it to Russia and Britain as my opponent plans to do, I will put this back into Japanese healthcare, education, and roads."
No one has answered who is paying for California's huge fires yet under the Kyoto protocol? Equivalent to 400,000 cars a year??
Matt - a better platform would be:"Vote for me. Instead of sending $10.5 billion to Russia and Britain I will abolish the income tax and privatise health and education."
Kate - re the California fires: get Al Gore to send a bill (for the burnt carbon) to Greenpeace ~:)