Winds of change – Gore gets booed – maybe they shouldn’t have billed him as “president of the planet”

From Wikipedia - Al Gore in 2007

PalmBeachPost.com

Gore’s presentation on climate change draws 800 as 200 protestors gather outside

By George Bennett Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

 

Confused Palm Beach County voters helped thwart Al Gore’s 2000 bid to become president of the United States, but he was introduced as “president of the planet” when he returned here Saturday night to deliver an environmental lecture.

The former vice president spoke on climate change at the Mizner Park Amphitheater to a crowd of about 800. More than 200 protesters gathered across the street from the event, and their boos and chants could be heard inside the amphitheater as Gore began his presentation.

Gore lost Florida, and the White House, by 537 votes to George W. Bush in a 2000 as many Palm Beach County Democrats said they mistakenly voted for conservative Pat Buchanan because they were confused by the county’s “butterfly ballot” design.

After losing the presidential race, Gore became arguably the world’s most famous advocate for curbing carbon emissions, gaining eco-celebrity status with the film An Inconvenient Truth and winning a Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.

“It’s an interesting twist of fate here in our own backyard that former Vice President Al Gore has taken on a new platform and is now a catalyst for world change,” said Marci Zaroff, an “eco-entrepeneur” who introduced Gore.

“So, in essence, he’s president of the people. He’s president of the planet. And the work that he’s doing is more important than any other work that could possibly be done.”

Tickets for the event sold for $44 to $339, with proceeds going to the nonprofit Alliance for Climate Protection that Gore chairs.

Gore began his remarks by calling climate change “the most dangerous problem we’ve ever faced. But it is also a tremendous opportunity for us to solve problems that have been neglected for a long time.”

Organizers allowed the media to cover only the first few minutes of Gore’s presentation.

In addition to his nonprofit advocacy, Gore is a partner in a venture capital firm that finances “sustainable” and alternative energy businesses, prompting some critics to accuse Gore of promoting environmental policies that will fatten his bank account.

“Cap & Tax — Don’t Be Fooled: Al Gore Will Make billions,” read a sign carried by Alan Tudor, who drove from Tampa to attend Saturday’s protest.

“Gore’s Favorite Green Product? Your money in his pocket,” said another sign.

Gore spokeswoman Kalee Kreider said Gore’s investments are consistent with positions he has held for decades.

“Former Vice President Gore has made long-term investments in ‘sustainable’ companies, the vast majority of which are not directly involved with efforts to solve the climate crisis. He has also invested in some companies that have attempted and will continue to help solve the climate crisis. These are a reflection of his values,” Kreider said in an e-mail.

“If he did not invest in technologies that he supported, these very same people would accuse him of being a hypocrite,” Kreider said.

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63 thoughts on “Winds of change – Gore gets booed – maybe they shouldn’t have billed him as “president of the planet”

  1. “If he did not invest in technologies that he supported, these very same people would accuse him of being a hypocrite,” Kreider said.

    No…we call him a hypocrite already, because he is one!

  2. “If he did not invest in technologies that he supported, these very same people would accuse him of being a hypocrite,” Kreider said.

    Nahhh… It’s the houses, boat, and the jetting around in a private fuel-inefficient plane that triggers the accusations of hypocrisy.

    Ginning up a fake crisis and attempting to make money off of it isn’t hypocritical. That’s as American as apple pie.

  3. “…These are a reflection of his values,” Kreider said in an e-mail.

    He’s a politician for heaven’s sake! He has no values.

  4. Hypocrite? My, no. We are talking big time con here.
    The product he is offering is pure snake oil for something that ails nobody.
    His solution is to become the world’s first Trillionaire by driving his own nation off a cliff.
    Look at all those nice dictators and tryants that are unloved & misunderstood. If we gather them all together to rule the world, they will cancel each other’s evil out and become good. They just need enough money and power, then they will finally be at peace.

  5. It’s a real shame he doesn’t speak Chinese. Imagine the good he could do for the planet if he only spoke a little Chinese.

  6. “Organizers allowed the media to cover only the first few minutes of Gore’s presentation.”

    For a “president of the planet”,he is gosh darn secretive and he does this a lot too,where ever he goes to peddle his doom and gloom.

  7. For all the rubbish he has espoused for the last 25 years, Gore deserves every bit of the opprobrium now being directed at him.

    Did any of the ancestors of our American cousins ever have sympathy for Snake-oil Salesmen in the Old West?

  8. People are always confused about “non-profit” organizations. All that means is that the corporation as incorporated is not supposed to make a profit. No more, no less. It does not mean that they cannot pay their employees an exorbitant salary. There have been several examples of this in various entities such as the United Fund, etc. The non-profit that sponsored the talk might indeed not make a profit. But that does not mean that they did not pay “Big Al” a lot of money for his speech. It is the age old dodge of a lot of these bogus causes. Non-profit, sure, get rich scheme for a scamster, you betcha.

  9. @Yertizz (10:47:13) :

    “Did any of the ancestors of our American cousins ever have sympathy for Snake-oil Salesmen in the Old West?”

    I had written above:

    H.R. (10:34:18) :

    “Ginning up a fake crisis and attempting to make money off of it isn’t hypocritical. That’s as American as apple pie.”

    What I forgot to mention was that the traditional response to snake oil salesmen was to tar and feather them and run them out of town on a rail; a response also as American as apple pie.

    (Hmm… that’s it for me for this thread. I’m gonna’ go get a piece of apple pie.)

  10. I would join H.R. in that piece of pie, but looking at that picture above has turned my stomach. People have forgotten that this guy and his wife tried to stifle free speech in America. Megalomaniac is the word that comes to mind. Control of the public is clearly the agenda here. Believe what you are told to believe. How long would it be before he, as “president of the world” would round up all skeptics and have them “reprogrammed”. All under the guise of saving people from themselves.

  11. People are always confused about “non-profit” organizations. All that means is that the corporation as incorporated is not supposed to make a profit. No more, no less. It does not mean that they cannot pay their employees an exorbitant salary. There have been several examples of this in various entities such as the United Fund, etc. The non-profit that sponsored the talk might indeed not make a profit. But that does not mean that they did not pay “Big Al” a lot of money for his speech. It is the age old dodge of a lot of these bogus causes. Non-profit, sure, get rich scheme for a scamster, you betcha.

    One way to ensure you don’t make a profit is to pay those exorbitant salaries! Hey, Gore is doing the corporation a favor by taking all that money.

  12. Tickets for the event sold for $44 to $339, with proceeds going to the nonprofit Alliance for Climate Protection that Gore chairs.

    Seems like giving money to something you run shouldn’t be considered ‘nonprofit’.

  13. “The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it.”

    –H. L. Mencken

  14. HR, it appears we are in accord.

    David Ball says: Megalomaniac is the word that comes to mind.

    Absolute nutcase is the phrase I would use!

  15. Lets see, he’s had what? 17 years now to get the most energy efficient home (sprawling mansion) on the planet….and he still hasn’t done it.

  16. I thought [snip, let’s not get completely carried away~ this was insulting term for Obama] was president of the planet. When was the coup?

  17. The money he has made from Washington funneling grants to his green venture capital firms is truly criminal.

  18. A candidate once passed over by the public turns vindictive.
    Bush bested him while his supporters were less than enthusiastic.
    A score to settle might fit what’ was going on under the hood when the big plan for scaring the public off a cliff took seed.
    AGW fit the bill perfectly. All that was left to do was finish the business of blowing the current warm phase out of all proportion, and feeding that message into the MSM bullhorn.
    He’s running out of sheltered places to peddle his message, the cover of agenda is thinner than 1st year ice in Palm Beach. Somebody better get him on over to Copenhagen, and leave him there.

  19. @Amabo (14:46:47) :

    “Ironically, apple pie originated in the netherlands.”

    The Dutch got tobacco and the Americans got apple pie out of that cultural exchange. Those Yankee traders were sharp ‘uns, eh?

  20. Anyone who wants to see how the “green” scam workds should look at the Molten Metal’s story where Al Gore helped this metals recovery company get $27 million in grants and even went to Fall River, MA on earth day 1996 to say how this company was the future. The stock price soared to $35 a share. When insiders such as Maurice Strong (one of the archiitects of the Kyoto Protocol) and Peter Knight, Gore’s top Senate aid became aware the grants were drying up they sold over 15 million dollars of stock before the stock became worthless, costing honest investors millions in October of 1996.

  21. You should read some of the comments people posted on the site. There were many ignorant posts about global warming all repeating the unproven mantra. I posted 2, quickly shutting down with facts the “its worse than we thought” chant. Someone said (not these exact words, but this idea), “we don’t want your money, just want you to change your lifestyle to save the planet.” I pointed that person to the Copenhagen treaty which called for redistribution of wealth from rich nations to poor nations. Another person said the poles were shrinking. I told that person the Antarctic reached a record high. I then begged him to do research. I asked to be an informed person, which will make you Al Gore’s enemy.

    It is simply amazing how blind faith and ignorance cause people to act.

  22. I think the “Precautionary Principle” has a lot to answer for. It puts the whole thing into four boxes, two “if AGW is right” two “if AGW is wrong”, two “take action against AGW” and two “take no action”. This appears to show it is better to take precautions.

    THE ONLY PRECAUTION THAT WORKS IS TO CHECK THE SCIENCE.

    Sorry about the caps. But the PP is a real trap for so many otherwise-gentle, concerned, ignorant, well-meaning green folk who trust the scientists, think Al Gore is a scientist, don’t do science themselves, and don’t recognize that they are about to be led into the underworld by the Pied Piper.

    Al Gore’s appearance has changed. He used to be quite handsome. He now looks like a gargoyle off an old church – the stonemasons knew how to portray devious elementals. Oh heck, so is Al Gore a surprisingly rotund Pied Piper, taking revenge for the time when the ballots were rigged against him?

  23. “It’s a real shame he doesn’t speak Chinese. Imagine the good he could do for the planet if he only spoke a little Chinese.”
    [snip – policy]

  24. Hey, I didn’t say I’d shoot him or anyone should. It is only the truth that if someone like Gore arose in China, he would be dealt with in the manner that the Chinese government has used countless times, without hesitation.

  25. The non-profits have a political agenda but they pale in comparison to damage Foundations do to the mental health of the people in our country. Please educate yourselves as to what Foundations are all about.

    Norman Dodd On Tax Exempt Foundations

  26. “… he would be dealt with in the manner that the Chinese government has used countless times, without hesitation.” George Bruce

    Oh, you mean a high speed inter-cranial copper-coated lead injection.

    That just shows how merciful the Chinese are. May big Al have a long life serving as an example of what not to be. Maybe he and Alan Greenspan can hangout together in the loser’s corner wondering what went wrong.

  27. “THE ONLY PRECAUTION THAT WORKS IS TO CHECK THE SCIENCE. “ Lucy Skywalker

    Lucy, I love you
    though you’re way
    too good for me.

    Take your precautionary principle and stuff it! Wrecking the world economy is not being cautious. The Great Depression was a major cause of WWII which killed 50 -80 million people and left Europe and Japan in ruins. What WWIII would do is beyond me.

  28. Pascvaks (10:40:40) : It’s a real shame he doesn’t speak Chinese. Imagine the good he could do for the planet if he only spoke a little Chinese.

    He doesnt even speak English. That dreadful twang of his couldnt possibly pass for English. Maybe thats a consequence of him “speaking with forked tongue”.

    But frankly I cant imagine any good he would do for the planet by speaking in any language. That sign that said “Gore’s Favorite Green Product? Your money in his pocket,” was right on the button.

    The Tay-ime for taalking is over. Noe its tay-ime ta collect yooure money.

    The money was collected for a “non-profit” organisation he heads – what a laugh! The biggest ripoff is to collect for a non-profit organisation. You dont pay the govt any taxes like honest businesses do and you dont make any profit because you pay yourself for the selfless services you render!

    Only honest businesses make profits, because profits are shared with the shareholders.

    He invests in the businesses he believes in? More like he invests in the businesses he promotes through his lies.

  29. Lucy,

    My “stuff it” was not of course directed at you, dear. I am pissed at so-called “erring on the side of caution.” When dealing with other folks lives, no error is tolerable. Cutting CO2 is not in self risk-free based on growing food needs and possible global cooling. Add to that the risks to the economy of cutting the major energy source while entering a worldwide depression!

  30. Hey! I speak Chinese. The Chinese are an urbane, sophisticated people. True, they are given to enthusiasms, on occassion… but I’d like to think that their response to Gore would be something along the lines of “wang-bah-dann” – the first syllable means “king”, the second “eight” and the third “egg”… and when used together mean something entirely different.

  31. Gore began his remarks by calling climate change “the most dangerous problem we’ve ever faced. But it is also a tremendous opportunity for us to solve problems that have been neglected for a long time.”-FTA
    -Thus spake the ‘Profit’.However:
    I think that terrorists flying loaded Passenger Planes into people filled skyscrapers blowing up subways and hotels would be higher on my problems list…

  32. America, you have to be more careful who you’re voting for the next time you have to elect a President. We now have arrived in a situation where the clock reads two minutes to twelve. We are on the brink of losing our freedom.
    For the next elections, perform some serious due diligence before you go hysterical about any candidate.
    Maybe you check their psychological records, political background and birth register before you decide to cast your vote.
    Maybe the Secret Service should take our candidates through the same tests as our military that controlled our nuclear arsenal during the Cold War.
    Something has to be done.

    The quality of the Presidential candidates has been questionable since Clinton.

    Would you have voted for Al Gore if you had known more about his ambitions?
    Al Gore who was in favor of Kyoto, who tells you that he has invented the Internet and married a wife called “Tipper”? Give me a break!

    With the election of Obama, the choice of the American people really went of the rail.
    Obama talked about “change” and “spreading the wealth”, spoke about a civil army and the deliberate bankrupting of coal long before the elections, so every well thinking citizen could have known that he was a convinced socialist (or worst) from the beginning.
    Please be a little bit more critical America and be aware that your political system has been infiltrated with people who don’t have the intention to serve you, the public.
    Stay away from candidates with links to people like George Soros or Warren Buffet.
    We know they have a political agenda.
    Don’t make the mistake to elect a “Swinger” Republican next time who after the elections suddenly is in favor of cap & trade or a Democrat who kicks Obama but after the elections picks up the same policies.
    The warmist’s can be found everywhere now and we won’t be safe for their agenda until we have killed the Global Warming Hoax. We must replace it with the real science.
    Don’t trust the MSM, don’t trust anybody and take care you’re 100% sure you can do the real deal.
    Hopefully we have learned from the past.
    I really think the USA deserves a second chance, to restore the damages without loosing our freedom.

    The USA really is the last bastion of freedom and we can’t afford to loose it.

  33. Lucy Skywalker: “Al Gore’s appearance has changed. He used to be quite handsome. He now looks like a gargoyle off an old church – the stonemasons knew how to portray devious elementals.”

    Haha. Interesting mutation no doubt. I thought it was just my imagination when the transformations started to take place.

    Spot on observations, as always, Lucy.

    Chris
    Norfolk, VA, USA

  34. Lucy Skywalker (16:06:16)
    ‘I think the “Precautionary Principle” has a lot to answer for.’
    The “Precautionary Principle” always start with “if”.
    If a bull frog had wings, it wouldn’t bump it’s hind end.
    Yes, check the science. Then recheck it.

    juandos (13:28:54) :
    ‘Hmmm, and to think that the whiners sent Bernie Madoff to prison for a mere $50 billion…’

    Madoff is a step above Al Gore.

  35. We had quite a tea party for liar in chief Al. There is something unseemly about ginning up a lie and then profiting from it. I wonder when Al Gore’s investors will sue?

  36. Lucy Skywalker (16:06:16) :…Al Gore’s appearance has changed. He used to be quite handsome. He now looks like a gargoyle off an old church ..

    To be fair that’s a genuine case of anthropogenic climate change and, judging by the suddenness of the change after “inconvenient truth”, it would be a true hockey stick graph.

    But while on the subject of beauty and gargoyles, you could stick Pachauri’s face on Notre Dame cathedral without anyone batting an eyelid.

  37. Ron de Haan (19:08:30) :
    America…perform some serious due diligence before you go hysterical about any candidate.
    Maybe you check their psychological records, political background and birth register before you decide to cast your vote.

    Those of us who did were castigated by the True Believers.

    And most of *them* are still firmly convinced that a rainbow unicorn pony will fly through their kitchen windows some morning and fart gold dust all over the flatware…

  38. The Truth About Al Gore

    Al Gore spent his whole political career working for Occidental Oil. He was supposed to be the United States Senator from Tennessee. His father was known as the Senator from Occidental. He is now in business with Goldman Sachs.

    Gore does not have one honest strand of DNA in his body. Al Gore’s family is linked to corrupt oilman the late Armand Hammer. Why the Vice President knows so much about Russia: tycoon Armand Hammer had the politician’s father “in his back pocket”.
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/al-gores-family-linked-to-corrupt-oilman-716413.html

    Gore is worth $100 million.
    http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=3281925

    Al Gore lies to Congress: — “Goldman who?”
    http://greenhellblog.wordpress.com/2009/04/27/al-gore-lies-to-congress-part-2-goldman-who/

    March 6 (Bloomberg) — Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore left the White House seven years ago with less than $2 million in assets, including a Virginia home and the family farm in Tennessee. Now he’s making enough to put $35 million in hedge funds and other private partnerships.
    http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=a7li9Nhmhvg0&refer=home

    Gore has made significant investments in “environmentally friendly” projects like carbon trading markets, solar power, biofuels, electric vehicles, sustainable fish farming and waterless toilets. He has also invested in non-climate change related investments, including putting money into Google and Apple.

    Gore says it is “certainly not true” that he was going to become a “carbon billionaire” and that the suggestion came from global warming “deniers”. He said: “I am proud to put my money where my mouth is for the past 30 years. And though that is not the majority of my business activities, I absolutely believe in investing in accordance with my beliefs and my values”.

    One company in which Al Gore invested has contracts with utilities that received a combined subsidy of $560m (£340m) from the US energy department. The New York Times points out that one company in which Gore invested, Silver Spring Networks, has contracts with utilities that last week received a combined subsidy of $560m (£340m) from the US energy department. The payments, part of a total $3.4bn handed out by the federal government to encourage the distribution of environmentally-friendly power, are likely to be handsomely recouped by Gore and his associates.

    The accusation that Gore is trapped in a conflict of interest has been raised periodically over the past few years. It is a barb popular among climate change skeptics and right-wing bloggers, as well as Republican politicians. Marsha Blackburn, a congressional representative from Gore’s home state of Tennessee, tackled him over the issue in April 2009 during a subcommittee debate in Congress on the Obama administration’s proposed cap-in-trade system for curbing emissions.

    She referred to Gore’s partnership of Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, a Californian venture capital company that has put about $1bn into about 40 companies that will be bidding for contracts under the new system. One of Gore’s partners at Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers is John Doerr, who advises Barack Obama on dealing with the economic downturn. “Is the legislation we are discussing here today something you are going to benefit personally from?” she asked.

    Gore, audibly riled, replied that every penny he made from his investments was put back into his non-profit foundation to spread knowledge about the climate challenge. “If you believe that the reason I have been working on this issue for 30 years is because of greed, you don’t know me,” he said, adding: “Do you think there’s something wrong with being active in business in this country? I am proud of it.”

    Gore is also a founder of Generation Investment Management, based in London, which has substantial interests in green technology.

    But global warming skeptics are not convinced. Marc Morano of climatedepot.com said: “Al Gore wants to become the first carbon billionaire and he is poised to do it. As much as Gore’s made now, it is going to be a piker league compared to what he is going to make in five years if all these new carbon trading mandates go through”.

    A large proportion of the world’s political elites have fallen for the AGW fraud. Is there a precedence for this? Yes, they bailed out the banks without question. The same people who stand to make a fortune from a global warming tax aka “carbon trading”.

    And who invented carbon trading?
    Ken Lay (Enron), Al Gore (Occidental Oil), and Lord Brown (BP).

    Gore, along with Maurice Strong and Obama set up the privately-owned Chicago Climate Exchange, which now calls itself “North America’s only cap and trade system for all six greenhouse gases, with global affiliates and projects worldwide”.

    There was an Oval Office meeting on August 4, 1997 with Ken Lay, Sir John Browne of BP, and the President and Vice President of the United States. Let’s contemplate the full implications of such a meeting. He didn’t know the guy, but that that kind of orchestration and attention takes serious influence, as revealed by Ken Lay’s briefing memo of August 1, 1997, subsequently aired after some unpleasantness. In this meeting Ken Lay demanded that the Senate be ignored, that the administration agree to Kyoto, and, most importantly, that it contain a cap-and-trade scheme.

    http://www.globalwarming.org/2009/04/28/gores-inconvenient-enron/

    Enron officials later expressed elation at the results of the Kyoto conference. An internal memo said the Kyoto agreement, if implemented, would “do more to promote Enron’s business than almost any other regulatory initiative outside of restructuring the energy and natural gas industries in Europe and the United States”.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&node=&contentId=A37287-2002Jan12&notFound=true

    …………….
    By the way, if you want to hire Gore to speak at your venue, he charges $175,000 per hour.

  39. Look, to be honest with you I am sure that Al Gore believes in what he is toting. That is what makes him so dangerous. He is like the TV Evangelists of the 80’s.

    The people who believe in Global Warming, well, man caused Global Warming, have their hearts, if not their brains, in the right place. They are trying to make up for the sins that they feel so heavily on their shoulders. Along comes Gore letting them know how he can ease their burdened consciences.

    It even has a good goal in mind, energy independence from the rest of the world. It just wants to do it in a stupid fashion that has no bearing in practical economics or wealth creation.

    I disagree with Mr. Gore, and perhaps the way I characterize him is not very generous but it is how I feel about the situation. I do believe that he believes he is doing good. But he is wrong, and in the end the road to Hell is paved with good intentions and Gore has been driving the bus filled with the willing there as quickly as he can go. Never mind the rest of us who are trying every possible way we can to block his way from the fiery inferno, he simply ignores us and becomes more dedicated the more we try to stop him.

    Please world, realize that models don’t mean anything unless they work. These models have not only been wrong they have been very wrong. According to the numbers I can see Carbon is at best a red herring at worst going to cause less then a full degree of warming and that is being REALLY generous. At the same time there are so many benefits to the biosphere with increased Carbon Dioxide it is foolish of us to try to keep it from occurring in greater amounts.

    Oh PS I am willing to be wrong… which is something Gore and his associates will not allow. He and his have the stance of they cannot be wrong. I believe anytime you take that stance you have moved from science to religion. If someone could honestly prove that the earth is flat, I mean prove it, then I would of course change my stance on the earth being round. Don’t see it happening but I am open to changing my mind as the facts change themselves. I think that is what is truly called an open and questioning mind…

  40. If Al Gore believed in what he was toting he would be able to debate his point of view with anyone but he will not do that. He is a fake. He doesn’t even look like he is convinced of what he is saying. When he is telling his ‘porkie pies’ [rhyming slang] his eyes blink madly, a sure sign he is being economical with the truth.

    So glad he never made President. However we have Brown who is just as adept at the ‘porkie pies’!

  41. Gail Combs (06:41:29) :

    Thank you Gail. Nice link to the richest politicians. Is it John Kerry or Kerrey? Anyway, however you spell his name, his money came from his wife who now calls the tune. Yes, and what’s more the little puppet used to preach the opposite point of view (-global warming is a hoax, etc.) to that which he’s saying now (courtesy of Al Gore). Such integrity the man has, or rather his wife has.

  42. Kate (02:20:45) : …By the way, if you want to hire Gore to speak at your venue, he charges $175,000 per hour.

    I’m considering it. Would that be in English or Chinese?

  43. Richard (10:21:54) :

    Kate (02:20:45) : …By the way, if you want to hire Gore to speak at your venue, he charges $175,000 per hour.

    I’m considering it. Would that be in English or Chinese?

    …No, just his usual native gibberish.

  44. An interesting description of that meeting from someone who was there:

    “Went to Mizner Park where I saw Al Gore and protesters! In Boca Raton! The protesters seemed like your regular people. Funny thing, Big Al was talking and had the video going but you couldn’t see any of his patrons! They had sheets of plywood erected so the groundlings were not able to rub shoulders with his “people”. The whole thing was like something out of the Twilight Zone. Perhaps someday we will find out that the protesters were actually the only ones there listening to Robo-Al.

    Scott”

    …Sounds like so much fun. I wonder…Do they think they got their money’s worth?

  45. Maybe Gore ought to try peddling his “snake-oil” in Russia, China and India. They pollute MUCH more than the US and comprise about 1/6th of the world’s population. Opps, he probably couldn’t get INTO those countries, unless he swore not to rant on about his “Gore-Bull Smarming”! (AKA: Uncle Al’s Carbon Credit Scam)
    The US has done more to protect the environment than any other industrialized nation in the world! Why don’t we wait until all the rest match our record on the environment, before ruining our economy, trying to compensate for the rest of the world?
    BTW, doesn’t Uncle Al STILL live in a house that uses as much energy as a small city??? (20X the average home) Wasn’t it HE who demanded his fleet of Suburbans keep their motors and AC running while he was giving one of his speeches??? (We wouldn’t want “the president of the planet” being inconvenienced after his speech, now would we?) Hypocracy, thy CEO is Al Gore! (AKA: The Goracle, BIG Al “Quick Quehog, hand me my harpoon! I just spotted the great White (enviro) Whale!”)

  46. Sorry, the term ‘non-profit” or “not-for-profit” does not mean the corporation cannot make a profit, e.g. revenues exceed expenses. It mean that the profits that are made cannot be divided up and distributed to private shareholders or individuals, or net earnings do not benefit its members, like dividends are divided up. Also, if the said corporation is ever dissolved, all proceeds or assets must be given to other non-profits or charities. How much they pay their employees or Directors or CEOs is not regulated. Remeber the United Way of Am scandal in the early 90s and William Aramony. Big salary, penthouses, cars, etc.

    One other characteristic of a non-profit is that it does not exert political influence. Hmmmm, maybe someone should contact the IRS on that one.

    (reference: West’s Federal Taxation 1995 Edition. Chapter23: Exempt Entities)

  47. One can see the true beliefs of a person thru their actions, rather than their rhetoric. Gore, like Obama, TALKS a good game, but does NOT back up his rhetoric with action. Should Gore ever have the strength of conviction his words imply, he’d stop breathing and jetting all over the world. Both are considerable CO2 producing activities!
    BTW, ice-core studies (in Greenland and Antartica) show CO2 rises AFTER periods of world-wide warming trends. Warming & cooling trends have been natural occurances for hundreds of thousands of years, irregardless of human population. Is this why “Uncle Al” claims the debate is over? His rhetoric can’t stand up to scientific facts. To honestly debate the merits of AGW would destroy his bid to be the first “carbon-billionaire”.

  48. Climatology is not a science. No experiments can be made to test any hypothesis in the real world. All the practitioner can do is design models that mirror observed phenomena, and then say that his variables and analytical method agree with reality.

    Using fake data and manipulating statistics to produce desired results that do not conform to facts is to attract money under false pretenses, the legal definition of criminal fraud. Al Gore, Jim Hanson, and their co-conspirators have done just that. They should be arrested, tried, convicted, sent to jail, and fined every penny of their stolen proceeds, with a penalty that will subject them to Obama’s socialized no-health-care death panels at the earliest opportunity.

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