When I read the article ” President joins others at U.N. seeking new economic paradigm,” my head almost exploded. Yet again, another Third World country is holding out it’s hand for money based on the slimmest of excuses. Costa Rica is a “rain” forest. It has been a “rain” forest for thousands of years before man came along. They are saying that the First World is responsible for the massive amounts of “rain” they get in their country and they should be compensated for this. This makes as much sense as saying that Costa Rica has received more than its share of “rain” and that the drought in Texas and the rest of the southern U.S. is the responsibility of Costa Rica. Perhaps the Ticos should be taxed to compensate the citizens of these southern states.