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Old 11-07-2009, 01:23 PM
 
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Al Gore has been advocating for climate change for 30 years, and the former vice president said he is more than willing to put his "money where his mouth is" and invest in green companies.

Al Gore on Green Investments, Politics and Climate Change - ABC News
What a joke. Well, when you're the one on the inside track and pushing mass fear over global warming, it wouldn't be surprising that he would say this.

The Gore family are money and power hungry whores like the rest of 'em. They were major shareholders in Occidental Petroleum (maybe still are) and now they want to make money off green tech.

I'm not saying green tech is a bad thing. But for Gore, it's just another way of making money.
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Old 11-12-2009, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Boise
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The whole green thing isn't even really that green. It's 90% buzzword and 10% actual green. Like everything else, it's just the latest hot thing to capitalize on so everyone is jumping on that bandwagon maniacly trying to make a few bucks on something that people are gaining passion about. That's our nature, especially in the states: Not a d@mn thing changes until it can make money or when it's crunch time and the only thing left to do is react to the withered pool of options that is left.

I'll admit that Gore has made it a semi religion but we have to remember that that is the one and only way that anyone can make anything happen. Do any of us really thing that a purist grassroots movement would have done anything? People in parks with banners, letters to the editor of your local paper.... the only way that anything happens is when it is backed this way. the voices of us peons are so silent and so far away from the powers that be that we may as well not even waste our breath to speak. The only thing that will make anyone budge will be a moneyed up figure of politics with a nice plastic smile and a bankroll.

It's a sad sad thing to see for a few reasons. Namely that green is currently being defiled, misrepresented and turned into another bloated tired cash cow that the people will become numb to. And while the green effort will receive a bad name and become another tired buzzword at least something is happening. Even if only 10% of the effort is legit, at least that's a 10% improvement.
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Old 11-12-2009, 11:21 AM
 
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If America does everything green it will make no difference. China, India, and Russia are not on the band wagon and we are just a drop in the bucket.

Twenty years ago we were all going to freeze, now we are warming up. Makes people think it is natural and they want all of us to jump on the band wagon and drive tiny cars, keep our lights off and go back to living in the 18th century. Not going to happen.
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Old 11-12-2009, 12:03 PM
 
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The whole green thing isn't even really that green. It's 90% buzzword and 10% actual green. Like everything else, it's just the latest hot thing to capitalize on so everyone is jumping on that bandwagon maniacly trying to make a few bucks on something that people are gaining passion about.
Correct, recycled paper towels were dirt cheap before as they should be. Now it's the in thing and they slap a sticker on it declaring it green and jack up the price.
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Old 11-12-2009, 02:23 PM
 
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The Religion of Global Warming is the best thing that has ever happened to Benny Hinn - ooops... I mean, Reverend Al Gore.
Actually, the rev. Gore does have a religion on his hands. The World Council of Churches is asking all churches to ring their bells 350 times to symbolize some "green truth". It sounds so off the wall I had to chuckle at it.

IMHO the global warming is caused by our esteemed politicians opening their mouths and releasing hot air. But, if folks fall for it and make them rich who are we to judge?
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Old 11-13-2009, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Nort Seid
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If America does everything green it will make no difference. China, India, and Russia are not on the band wagon and we are just a drop in the bucket.

Twenty years ago we were all going to freeze, now we are warming up. Makes people think it is natural and they want all of us to jump on the band wagon and drive tiny cars, keep our lights off and go back to living in the 18th century. Not going to happen.
We produce 25% of the world's greenhouse gases with 3% of the population. Our refusal to do business with countries that pollute and treat their workers like slaves (China) is also a huge part of the problem.

Even the stupidest multi-celled animals know not to s*** where they eat, polluting rampantly is pretty much exactly that.
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Old 11-13-2009, 02:11 PM
 
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Even the stupidest multi-celled animals know not to s*** where they eat, polluting rampantly is pretty much exactly that.
That's one of my pet peeves... CO2 is a greenhouse gas not a pollutant, other than the global warming aspect it's harmless.
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Old 11-14-2009, 02:35 PM
 
Location: I think my user name clarifies that.
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Actually, the rev. Gore does have a religion on his hands. The World Council of Churches is asking all churches to ring their bells 350 times to symbolize some "green truth". It sounds so off the wall I had to chuckle at it.

IMHO the global warming is caused by our esteemed politicians opening their mouths and releasing hot air. But, if folks fall for it and make them rich who are we to judge?
Wow - that really is a bizarre religion! And what's even more bizarre is that more people don't see through it!
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Old 11-15-2009, 04:19 PM
 
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When Al Gore, Hypocrite of the Century, changes the carbon footprint of his natural resource-hogging house in Tennessee, then I'll listen to him. Until then, he's just a self-righteous blowhard.
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Old 11-18-2009, 07:11 PM
 
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We produce 25% of the world's greenhouse gases with 3% of the population. Our refusal to do business with countries that pollute and treat their workers like slaves (China) is also a huge part of the problem.

Even the stupidest multi-celled animals know not to s*** where they eat, polluting rampantly is pretty much exactly that.
I love when folks quote that the US has only 3% of the world's population but produces so much more of the greenhouse gases.

How much of the world's food does the U.S. produce? All that food production takes diesel and produces CO2. Should we let the world starve to reduce a carbon footprint by 0.02%? Should we also cut down on medical research that fights disease and improves the quality of life for people around the world? Lets shut down the electricity for the buildings and the transportation for the doctors and scientists to get to and conduct their life-saving work. That makes sense doesn't it? Let us face it. Without food and medicines produced and provided to African nations by the U.S. the peoples of that continent would be in more of a world of hurt than they are already. It takes fuels to produce, develop and deliver those products to those less fortunate than ourselves.

The US does an awful lot of good for the rest of the world but some want only to point out the greenhouse gases produced.
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