My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Friday, April 29, 2005

Here's a Kyoto plan we could support...

Now, here's a serious Kyoto plan.
Japan's Cabinet ministers have agreed to go without neckties and jackets from June to September in a major drive to save energy in government offices.

In the drive to save energy as part of the Kyoto protocol requirements, the ministers and officials of ministries and agencies will be asked to wear no neckties and jackets to save on air-conditioning energy.

The ministers reportedly plan to ask Diet politicians to follow suit so that legislators could debate in the Diet building during the summer.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Hiroyuki Hosoda said on Thursday that ministers would not wear neckties during Cabinet meetings and regular press conferences.