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Gore: Take Personal Responsibility To Stem Crisis [had adopted a "carbon neutral lifestyle."....]
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Posted on 07/24/2006 11:52:05 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Gore: Take Personal Responsibility To Stem Crisis

POSTED: 2:27 pm EDT July 24, 2006 UPDATED: 2:30 pm EDT July 24, 2006

CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y. -- Former Vice President Al Gore said his conscience is regularly challenged by a consumerism that contributes to the global warming he has made it his mission to reverse.

"It is so hard for those of us who want to live according to our values," Gore said Monday at the Chautauqua Institution, during the latest of countless lectures he has given on the topic.

"We're embedded in a culture that makes it so easy to just go with the flow and support a pattern that's horribly destructive," he said. "And so we need to address this personally."

For Gore, it was a return visit to the western New York think tank used by former President Bill Clinton and his wife, Sen. Hillary Clinton, for debate preparation during campaigns. Gore lectured on global warming here in 1990.

Since then, the consensus that the planet is in crisis has grown stronger, he said, and the ability to make the point is not cluttered by campaign issues like the economy and health care.

"This is by far the most serious challenge that we face or have ever faced," he said during the 90-minute appearance. "None of the other ones will matter if we don't get this right."

Later, Gore planned to sign copies of his book, "An Inconvenient Truth." The related documentary film was being shown on campus.

(Excerpt) Read more at wnbc.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: climatechange; environment; gore; goregonewild; kook; manbearpig
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A "carbon neutral lifestyle."???? Whew he's lost it.
1 posted on 07/24/2006 11:52:08 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Did he stop breathing out or something?


2 posted on 07/24/2006 11:53:12 AM PDT by OpusatFR ( ALEA IACTA EST. We have just crossed the Rubicon.)
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To: Sub-Driver

He certainly hasn't adopted a carbohydrate-neutral lifestyle.


3 posted on 07/24/2006 11:53:34 AM PDT by wideawake ("The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten." - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: Sub-Driver

I'm pretty neutral towards carbon myself. My favorite element is gold. I hate cobalt though.


4 posted on 07/24/2006 11:54:15 AM PDT by tdewey10 (It's time for the party to return to the principles of President Reagan.)
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To: Sub-Driver

To quote Napoleon Dynamite: "IDIOT."


5 posted on 07/24/2006 11:54:49 AM PDT by American Quilter (Equal laws protecting equal rights...the best guarantee of loyalty and love of country. -- Madison)
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To: Sub-Driver
It's the latest Eco Phrase of the Month. Like those "BP" commercials in Winter/Spring this year that ask "What size is your carbon footprint?" to pedestrians, who go "Huh" except for 1, who is Eco Knowledgable.

I pee on their eco footprints.

6 posted on 07/24/2006 11:55:11 AM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: tdewey10

And manganese is total bullsh*t. Don't get me started on tungsten.


7 posted on 07/24/2006 11:55:14 AM PDT by wideawake ("The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten." - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: Sub-Driver
it was a return visit to the western New York think tank

Too bad he drowned in that tank...

8 posted on 07/24/2006 11:55:55 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: theDentist

So how does all of his private jet setting and SUV transportation fit into this?


9 posted on 07/24/2006 11:57:17 AM PDT by MNlurker
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To: tdewey10
I'm pretty neutral towards carbon myself. My favorite element is gold. I hate cobalt though.

* chuckle *

Deuterium is pretty nifty stuff, if you like explosions.

10 posted on 07/24/2006 11:57:20 AM PDT by TChris (Banning DDT wasn't about birds. It was about power.)
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To: wideawake

I dunno. Mercury is a hot and heavy topic these days...


11 posted on 07/24/2006 11:57:29 AM PDT by Kieri (Dump "Dangerously Incompetent" Debbie, Support Keith Butler for Senate)
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To: Sub-Driver
"Carbon neutral" is the biggest scam since "oil for food". Basically you give money to third world politician, who then pockets it but claim he will do something good, like protect the rain forest or some other BS, and you can be like Al Gore, feeling morally superior, not in the real world, by in the twisted liberal fantasy you find yourself unable to escape.
12 posted on 07/24/2006 11:57:33 AM PDT by gafusa
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To: Sub-Driver

Certifiable

Lunatic.


13 posted on 07/24/2006 11:57:38 AM PDT by BenLurkin ("The entire remedy is with the people." - W. H. Harrison)
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To: tdewey10
I'm pretty neutral towards carbon myself.

Actually, some forma are quite nice:

14 posted on 07/24/2006 11:57:41 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: MNlurker
So how does all of his private jet setting and SUV transportation fit into this?

Ah, but he pays others not to use carbon so he can continue to do so. You see, that's the solution--we just all spend thousands of dollars to bribe poor people not to use carbon. Living guilt-free is easy when you're rich like Algore and can afford to pay off others then lecture the rest of us.

15 posted on 07/24/2006 11:59:13 AM PDT by Numbers Guy
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To: Sub-Driver
"We're embedded in a culture that makes it so easy to just go with the flow and support a pattern that's horribly destructive," he said.

We know that pattern well. Just like when Al and the Dems ralleyed around Clinton in support of his destructive behavior.

16 posted on 07/24/2006 11:59:22 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Sub-Driver

The Prince of Dorkness strikes again.


17 posted on 07/24/2006 11:59:26 AM PDT by Blackirish (Merry Fitzmas !!)
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To: OpusatFR

Yep, he's waiting to exhale...


18 posted on 07/24/2006 11:59:27 AM PDT by Hegemony Cricket (Rugged individualists of the world, unite!)
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To: Sub-Driver
"We've fallen into this pattern of consuming more and more and more and I'm part of it, I understand," he said.

Do you suppose Gore realizes he's turning into a tree, and is beginning to fear ending up as a stack of firewood?

19 posted on 07/24/2006 11:59:30 AM PDT by American Quilter (Equal laws protecting equal rights...the best guarantee of loyalty and love of country. -- Madison)
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To: Sub-Driver

My "Gore-free lifestyle" makes this easy to ignore.


20 posted on 07/24/2006 11:59:35 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: MNlurker

My favorite was tieing up all the Air Force transpo to go to Kyoto.

He contributed more to Global Warming with that junket than many, many SUV's.

He is such a bloated, hypocrite, low life, drug addict, sugar addict, fame addict...

Maybe I will quit now.


21 posted on 07/24/2006 11:59:58 AM PDT by montomike (If you didn't find this funny and were offended...have a riot.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Let's see how carbon neutral they want to be in Western NY this January when the temperatures is 10 degrees F and the wind is howling at 70 mph. Turn up the furnace and put another log on the fire - Al Gore be damned.


22 posted on 07/24/2006 12:00:04 PM PDT by rhombus
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To: Sub-Driver
What the FUDGE is a carbon-neutral lifestyle?
23 posted on 07/24/2006 12:00:14 PM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: wideawake
I'm more of a platinum girl myself.

My goal is to consistently increase my eco-footprint by 10% each year.

24 posted on 07/24/2006 12:00:49 PM PDT by meowmeow (In Loving Memory of Our Dear Viking Kitty (1987-2006))
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To: Sub-Driver
Boy oh boy, there's a lot going on there, with the Gores.
And it's got nothing to do with the environment.
25 posted on 07/24/2006 12:01:22 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: wideawake
He certainly hasn't adopted a carbohydrate-neutral lifestyle.

LOL! I love FR because of quick witted remarks like yours!! :)

26 posted on 07/24/2006 12:01:29 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (I am SO glad to no longer be associated with the party of "dependence on government"!)
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To: TChris

Unfortunately, I don't believe Deuterium is an element.


27 posted on 07/24/2006 12:01:35 PM PDT by Restorer
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To: Sub-Driver

Geez, what an astonishing *ssh*le.


28 posted on 07/24/2006 12:01:43 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (No program, no ideas, no clue: The democrats!)
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To: gafusa

"Rain Forest" - hmpf - I went to see one of those once, but was major-league disappointed - it had been overrun by a dadgum jungle...


29 posted on 07/24/2006 12:01:52 PM PDT by Hegemony Cricket (Rugged individualists of the world, unite!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Whoa, he's serial.


30 posted on 07/24/2006 12:02:17 PM PDT by TC Rider (The United States Constitution 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: MNlurker

He pays money to third world countries to protect the rain forest, and claims the rain forest he is protecting counters out the stuff from his jets and SUVs. Seriously. You cannot make this stuff up, it is too bizarre.


31 posted on 07/24/2006 12:02:34 PM PDT by gafusa
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To: Sub-Driver
"It is so hard for those of us who want to live according to our values," Gore said Monday at the Chautauqua Institution, during the latest of countless lectures he has given on the topic.

His mode of transport from one of these countless lectures to the next?

32 posted on 07/24/2006 12:03:55 PM PDT by dighton
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To: wideawake; tdewey10

LOL!!!

Thanks to both of you for the laughs!


33 posted on 07/24/2006 12:04:24 PM PDT by spinestein (Follow "The Bronze Rule")
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To: Sub-Driver
Ya know, iffen we recycled Ole Gore fer da 2008 election, we could re-cycle all his old campaign literature .....

Of course, then Hillary couldn't run either.

I understand Lieberman is free .....

34 posted on 07/24/2006 12:04:34 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

One can never be really sure with Algore, but, to me, 'carbon-neutral' lifestyle implies being dead.


35 posted on 07/24/2006 12:04:43 PM PDT by farlander (Strategery - sure beats liberalism!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Just another millionare parading his environmental sensitivity for public relations; what a fraud! Like all people who don't really need to earn a living anymore, Gore can pretend to live in his dishonest fantasy world; the rest of us have to get in our cars and drive to work.


36 posted on 07/24/2006 12:05:13 PM PDT by giobruno
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

A Taliban existence. That's why Al grew the beard. I don't know why he shaved it off, though.


37 posted on 07/24/2006 12:06:00 PM PDT by dashing doofus
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To: gafusa

That's what I heard. He's taking the "trading credits" express (although "environmentalists" don't like it when industries do the same thing). Basically bribing people in the third world to take his money and say they are going to "do something" to reduce the carbon burden in the ecosphere, which somehow magically offsets exactly what Al and his entourage are putting out into the air jetting around on all those private planes telling the rest of us how decadent we are.


38 posted on 07/24/2006 12:08:04 PM PDT by chimera
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To: Sub-Driver
...avoid products with a lot of packaging...

For once Gore got it right - plastic packaging takes a lot of petroleum to make it. He is wrong about the melting ice fields - they reemerge during winter. His pictures only show the summer melt which is normal.

Now for some levity, here are some Gore remarks; please add to them your favorites.

Gore classic sayings

"We are ready for any unforeseen event that may or may not occur." -- Vice President Al Gore, 9/22/97

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"For NASA, space is still a high priority." -- Vice President Al Gore, 9/5/93

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"Quite frankly, teachers are the only profession that teach our children." -- Vice President Al Gore --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

"The Holocaust was an obscene period in our nation's history. I mean in this century's history. But we all lived in this century. I didn't live in this century." -- Vice President Al Gore, 9/15/95

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"It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it." -- Vice President Al Gore

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"[It's] time for the human race to enter the solar system." -- Vice President Al Gore

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"We're all capable of mistakes, but I do not care to enlighten you on the mistakes we may or may not have made." -- Vice President Al Gore

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"I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy - but that could change." -- Vice President Al Gore, 5/22/98

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"One word sums up probably the responsibility of any vice president, and that one word is 'to be prepared.'" -- Vice President Al Gore, 12/6/93

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"Verbosity leads to unclear, inarticulate things." -- Vice President Al Gore, 11/30/96

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"I have made good judgments in the past. I have made good judgments in the future." -- Vice President Al Gore

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"The future will be better tomorrow." -- Vice President Al Gore -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "We're going to have the best-educated American people in the world." -- Vice President Al Gore, 9/21/97

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"I stand by all the misstatements that I've made." -- Vice President Al Gore to Sam Donaldson, 8/17/93

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"We have a firm commitment to NATO, we are a *part* of NATO. We have a firm commitment to Europe. We are a *part* of Europe." -- Vice President Al Gore

Thinking of him as president is just shattering..........

39 posted on 07/24/2006 12:08:27 PM PDT by yoe
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To: yoe

What excellent quotes!!! Thanks for posting them.


40 posted on 07/24/2006 12:11:12 PM PDT by American Quilter (Equal laws protecting equal rights...the best guarantee of loyalty and love of country. -- Madison)
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To: Sub-Driver

Well, he and all other life-forms are based on carbon, so does that mean he will cease to exist?


41 posted on 07/24/2006 12:11:32 PM PDT by AbeKrieger (A school will never be better than the parents who send their children there.)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost; meowmeow; xsmommy; Slip18; secret garden; Xenalyte; Miss Behave; ...
What the FUDGE is a carbon-neutral lifestyle?

Fudge is NOT a part of a carbon-neutral lifestyle......

Diamonds, on the other hand .....

(Reminder. Be very careful if the clerk asks, "Paper or plastic?" when you get to the cash register at the jewelry store. )

42 posted on 07/24/2006 12:11:55 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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You gotta give the guy credit. He's doing his best to save this planet....while living on another.

Really, now. This tool's "Carbon Footprint" wouldn't be so huge if he hadn't published any books, jetting here, there and everywhere to exhale even more CO2 to promote those books and films. I expect he'll be adopting an entire village in Honduras so he can spread out his energy usage quota evenly. A total Bozo and typical Dummyrat.


43 posted on 07/24/2006 12:11:56 PM PDT by Range Rover (The Walrus was Paul Harvey)
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To: Sub-Driver

"Carbon neutral" my ass.

AlGore: "I'm rich and green: I pay an extra fee so I can pollute like hell."


44 posted on 07/24/2006 12:12:25 PM PDT by Notwithstanding (OEF vet says: I love my German shepherd - Benedict XVI reigns!)
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To: Sub-Driver

When Gore can REALLY live a "carbon neutral lifestyle" instead of buying carbon credits from others then maybe I'll listen.

First he needs to stop flying around the world on jets burning tons of fossil fuels, or at the very least power the engines himself by running real fast on a tradmill. And he could have himself genetically altered to have chloroplasts in his cells so he can utilize photosynthesis for his personal energy needs.


45 posted on 07/24/2006 12:12:31 PM PDT by spinestein (Follow "The Bronze Rule")
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To: Sub-Driver

Gore is a waste of perfectly good CO2!


46 posted on 07/24/2006 12:13:05 PM PDT by Waco
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To: meowmeow

"Alpha males" love carbon. Gore never learns from his mistakes.


47 posted on 07/24/2006 12:13:31 PM PDT by dashing doofus
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To: Hegemony Cricket

"Yep, he's waiting to exhale..."

Always knew he was a blowhard..


48 posted on 07/24/2006 12:14:10 PM PDT by OpusatFR ( ALEA IACTA EST. We have just crossed the Rubicon.)
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To: Restorer

Sure it is, it's just an isotpoe of hydrogen, extra neutron and all that.


49 posted on 07/24/2006 12:15:38 PM PDT by mike70
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To: MNlurker

You're right -- I'll be the media would have a real story about Algore's hypocrisy if they ever looked into his REAL lifestyle. But they won't -- they are fellow travelers who would never undercut their own cause.


50 posted on 07/24/2006 12:15:41 PM PDT by Elpasser
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