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Every time you fly someone will die!

Posted by feww on September 7, 2009

FEWW Moderators had never heard of the “Con the Nasty Traveler”

That’s until the “ghost readers” of Condé Nast Traveler allegedly voted Italy and New Zealand as the top 2 tourist destinations in the world [sic.]

Moderators believe tourism [euphemistically, eco-tourism] is an intentional [informed and willing] act of eco-terrorism.  How would YOU define tourism and air travel?

Every time you fly someone will die!

MSRB has estimated the carbon pollution (CO2e) associated with air travel:

Each air passenger produces about 1.36 lbs.  [0.62 kg] of CO2 and other Greenhouse Gases (called CO2 Equivalents or CO2e) for every air mile flown.

Italy is in Europe, but New Zealand is “downunder.” So what sort of damage do you inflict on the environment when you fly all the way to New Zealand?

NewZeelend, a New Zealand news blog says:

On a return flight from the United States to New Zealand, each visitor produces about 7.4 metric tons of CO2 pollution. [Note: Driving an average passenger car in the US over a year, traveling 12,500 miles (20,112 km), which burns about 581 gallons (2,200 liters) of gasoline, produces about 11,450 pounds (5.2 metric tons) of carbon dioxide.] A couple on a return flight from the US to NZ produce as much CO2 as driving their car for about THREE years! A UK visitor produces about 17.64 metric tons of CO2. A European/UK couple on a return flight to NZ produce more CO2 than in EIGHT years of driving.]

Was tourist safety a factor before Nast[y] Traveler dished out its readers’ award [sic] to New Zealand?

If it did, it would be a massive irony, not to mention downright fraudulent claims.

NewZeelend wrote:

Did you know that between January 1, 2000 and August 9, 2009 at least 1,585 foreigners were killed in New Zealand? [The 450 permanently missing American, Chinese, Japanese, Korean … nationals are not included] That is as many as 36 percent of all US troops killed in Iraq during a comparable period. [Between March 2003 and August 9, 2009, some 4,330 US military personnel were killed in Iraq—officially acknowledged.]

Who’s Masashi Hayama?

Masashi Hayama, 22, a Japanese male, was the 1,603rd foreigner to be killed/murdered in New Zealand [the latest known victim who was found dead just yesterday] since January 1, 2000. If Condé Nast Traveler could interview him now, he would probably have a few words to say about the award.

What about Food Safety in New Zealand?

Ask the 63 percent of all British households who abstained from eating New Zealand lamb throughout 2008 !

Much of New Zealand food is “contaminated with disease-causing bacteria and viruses as a result of over-crowded factory farming conditions and unhygienic processing plants.” NZ Green Party said.

“New Zealand has the highest rates of Campylobacter food poisoning in the developed world, nearly 3 times higher than the next highest countries, England and Wales, and 10 times higher than America and Canada.”

“An extraordinary 75,000 New Zealanders [nearly 2 percent of their population] are affected by Campylobacter food poisoning every year.” [See report highlights.]

And New Zealand Beaches?

Steer clear of deadly fish on New Zealand beaches. Poison from dead fish piling up on New Zealand beaches can kill you in 60 minutes.  Deadly fish washed up on New Zealand beaches have prompted health authorities to warning the public to stay away.

The warning signs will not be removed until investigating agencies believe Auckland’s beaches are safe. Photo: PHIL REID/The Dominion Post
Image may be subject to copyright. (Source: Lethal Coastal Waters Kill Deadly Fish!)

Any Other Health Concerns  in New Zealand?

See: New Zealand Visitor Health Warnings

You can express your opinion about air travel, tourism award, or eco-terrorism by emailing the Editor, [discredited] at

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  3. feww said

    Conde Nast magazines shut as review bites
    NEW YORK (Reuters) – Conde Nast will close four magazines — Modern Bride, Elegant Bride, Gourmet, and Cookie — following a review the publisher undertook to find ways to reduce costs and staff in the face of a slump in advertising.

    The decision is among the clearest signs yet of severe cost cuts at the publishing house best known for magazines such as The New Yorker, Vanity Fair and Vogue. Those cuts follow a study from McKinsey & Co consultants who were brought in by management this summer.

    Word of the cuts had loomed over Conde Nast since then, leading to speculation that they could even touch the expense accounts of editors such as fashion magazine Vogue’s U.S. chief Anna Wintour, considered the inspiration for the editor portrayed in the book and film “The Devil Wears Prada.”

    The company said the review has been completed. It is unclear whether Monday’s announcement is the last.

    For some readers, closing Gourmet, which some fear could lead to the sacking of its editor Ruth Reichl, was the most painful move. The magazine is revered among home chefs and Reichl is one of the food writing business’s most popular figures.

    On the Twitter social network, a news feed called “@savegourmet” appeared on Monday.

    Reichl did not respond to an e-mail message seeking comment.

    Media bloggers and other scribes have searched for signs that publishers and editors would see big, painful cuts — from first-class travel to gourmet meals at the Frank Gehry-designed cafeteria.

    Conde Nast previously closed its Portfolio business magazine and home decor magazine Domino and had trimmed spending across the company.

    The latest magazine shutdowns “combined with cost and workforce reductions now under way throughout the company, will speed the recovery of our current businesses and enable us to pursue new ventures,” Chief Executive Chuck Townsend said on Monday in a memo to staff.

    About 180 employees will lose their jobs in the cuts, a Conde Nast spokeswoman said.

    With the shutdown of Modern Bride and Elegant Bride, a third wedding magazine, Brides, will increase its publication schedule to monthly from once every two months. As for Gourmet, Conde Nast said it remains committed to the brand and would continue Gourmet’s book publishing and TV programing.

    The company is far from being the only U.S. publisher to suffer circulation and advertising revenue declines as readers go online and advertisers slash budgets because of the recession. It is, however, one of the most conspicuous.

    The privately-held company, headquartered in New York City’s Times Square, has long enjoyed a reputation as sophisticated as the one depicted in its glossy fashion magazines.

    A roster of high-priced editors such as Wintour and Vanity Fair’s Graydon Carter, and the image of a staff leading an exhausting but glamorous lifestyle ensures that when Conde Nast tightens budgets it becomes big news for the movers and shakers in New York’s media, fashion and advertising worlds.

    The announcement that the magazines are closing comes after a source told Reuters on Friday that Conde Nast may work with Time Warner’s Time Inc, Hearst Corp and others to set up a digital newsstand for people to read magazines, and get charged for them, on mobile devices such as electronic book readers.

    (Reporting by Paul Thomasch and Robert MacMillan; editing by Gunna Dickson and Carol Bishopric)

    © Thomson Reuters 2009 All rights reserved

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