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Prince cancels holiday in eco-row
AP via CNN.com ^ | 1/20/07 | AP

Posted on 01/20/2007 7:56:17 AM PST by melt

LONDON, England (AP) -- Prince Charles has canceled a traditional skiing holiday in a bid to reduce his carbon footprint, his office said Saturday -- a day after campaigners and a government minister criticized his decision to fly to New York to collect an award for work on environmental issues.

Environment Secretary David Miliband expressed reservations Friday about the heir to the British throne traveling to the United States for the ceremony, while advocacy groups urged the prince to use a video link instead.

Prince Charles' Clarence House office said the prince had decided last year to cancel a regular skiing holiday to Switzerland as part of an effort to reduce the number of flights he takes.

Details of the prince's carbon footprint are scheduled to be published along with his annual office accounts later this year. The document will set out targets for the reduction of carbon emissions by his office and household.

Plane Stupid, a climate change group, and Britain's Green Party complained Friday that Prince Charles would be accompanied to the U.S. by an entourage of around 20 people, increasing the cost in carbon emission terms of the trip.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: charles; globalwarming; liberalagenda; skiing; twit

So, he cancels a ritzy ski vacation in icy, freezing Switzerland--- and "Prints" Charles thinks he's saving the World from 'global warming'.

What a trip.

1 posted on 01/20/2007 7:56:17 AM PST by melt
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To: melt

When everyone moves out of that castle and destroys all their cars and jets, then give me a call. I had to go back and check to see if this was from the onion. Really. It would have been a really funny Saturday Night Live skit.


2 posted on 01/20/2007 7:58:44 AM PST by Hildy (Words are mere bubbles of water...but deeds are drops of gold.)
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To: melt

That's so queer.


3 posted on 01/20/2007 8:01:47 AM PST by Scarchin (+)
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To: Hildy

I think the man has gone nuts. Seriously. Isn't there is a history of that with the royals?


4 posted on 01/20/2007 8:02:00 AM PST by L98Fiero (A fool who'll waste his life, God rest his guts.)
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To: melt

Prince Charles is SO CONSISTENTLY a jack-ass.


5 posted on 01/20/2007 8:03:14 AM PST by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: melt
I wonder if the Monty Python group was thinking of Charles when they made the "127th Annual Upper-Class Twit of the Year" skit?
6 posted on 01/20/2007 8:04:08 AM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: melt
Typical limousine liberal, jetting around the country with an entourage, burning jet and car fuel, all to tell us how "environmentally conscious" they are.
7 posted on 01/20/2007 8:06:17 AM PST by joonbug
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To: melt

Is the is the Prince formerly known as Monarch?


8 posted on 01/20/2007 8:08:51 AM PST by spanalot
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To: L98Fiero
"I think the man has gone nuts. Seriously. Isn't there is a history of that with the royals?"

He's a looney and I'm not sure he hasn't always been one.

9 posted on 01/20/2007 8:09:13 AM PST by blam
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To: L98Fiero
I think the man has gone nuts.

What gives you that opinion?

10 posted on 01/20/2007 8:11:19 AM PST by melt (Someday, they'll wish their Jihad... Jihadn't.)
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To: L98Fiero

Genetic path -- who was that guy who gave up the throne for a woman, in the 30s? I think that did not speak well of him. Duke of Windsor .... This is 'weak-willed' at best and certainly a lot more.

It will be Britain's great blessing if this man NEVER takes the throne. What a joke. Kind of like having John Kerry or the Breck Guy as Prez. hoooeeeeyyy.


11 posted on 01/20/2007 8:16:15 AM PST by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: melt; All

I USED to think he should succeed in becoming king in order to preserve succession. HOWEVER he has demonstrated himself to be an absolute lunatic.

His father is correct in being disappointed in him. If anything Prince Charles is the ultimate feminization of boyhood. Remember the father was reduced to nothing more than an (his words) ameoba.

Fatherhood was marginalized and you end up with a wussy son who in no way shape or form should be king.


12 posted on 01/20/2007 8:20:16 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: melt
Why doesn't he quit breathing? This would save even more carbon, and at least then we wouldn't have to worry about this nut ascending the throne. Then Diana's son could be the next King.


13 posted on 01/20/2007 8:20:18 AM PST by AZLiberty (Tag to let -- 50 cents.)
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To: melt

But he and his snrourage of 20 are still coming to the US so he can receive a green award.


14 posted on 01/20/2007 8:22:20 AM PST by kalee (No burka for me....EVER!)
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To: melt

Since animal farts are also a source of greenhouse gases, I hope he gets rid of his polo ponies and perhaps the horsey wife...that will save the planet for sure.


15 posted on 01/20/2007 8:23:57 AM PST by The Great RJ ("Mir we bleiwen wat mir sin" or "We want to remain what we are." ..Luxembourg motto)
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To: melt

He probably cancelled because there's NO SNOW in Switzerland. It was so warm in Zurich today that I saw kids riding bikes in SHORTS. When Bodi Miller won last week in Wengen, the course had to be artificially created or else he would have been skiiing on rocks and green grass.


16 posted on 01/20/2007 8:26:35 AM PST by medscribe
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To: The Great RJ

the personal footprint BS is just a way to create a "breathing tax"

Next we reduce the human population to reduce the footprint. How about mandatory sterilization? How about licensing motherhood? fatherhood?

Charles is doing on his own what the french could never do, destroy the monarchy.


17 posted on 01/20/2007 8:31:36 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: melt
Plane Stupid, a climate change group, and Britain's Green Party complained Friday that Prince Charles would be accompanied to the U.S. by an entourage of around 20 people, increasing the cost in carbon emission terms of the trip.

What an appropriately named group.

I wonder which is bigger, my carbon footprint or their carbon assprint?

I wonder what would happen if we merged the two?

18 posted on 01/20/2007 8:32:27 AM PST by ItsForTheChildren
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To: melt

Imagine him wearing eye glasses. He would be Pee Wee Herman's dad.


19 posted on 01/20/2007 8:35:09 AM PST by em2vn
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To: medscribe

Yup, we've got the snow here in the Sierras/ Rockies.


20 posted on 01/20/2007 8:39:12 AM PST by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: melt

Why not demand he move into a 1 bedroom flat as well?
Make him take the tube instead of his armored limo.


21 posted on 01/20/2007 8:40:01 AM PST by Kozak (Anti Shahada: " There is no God named Allah, and Muhammed is his False Prophet")
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To: spanalot
"Is the is the Prince formerly known as Monarch?

Actually it is the Tampon formerly known as Prince.

22 posted on 01/20/2007 8:46:55 AM PST by Covenantor
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To: melt
There's only one reason for the British to maintain the monarchy: tourism.

Buckingham Palace is a nice structure, but I enjoyed the Imperial War Museum and the Cabinet War Rooms much more.

Both of our societies have become so celebrity-crazed it's pathetic.

23 posted on 01/20/2007 8:47:52 AM PST by Night Hides Not
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To: bboop

It's got to be the inbreeding that makes these people such idiots. Kinda like wondering who's next in line of succession to become Emperor of the Ozarks and whether the fumes from their moonshine still will cause the sun to catch fire.


24 posted on 01/20/2007 8:48:18 AM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: blam

We could ask Diana about that ... but, oh, wait ...


25 posted on 01/20/2007 8:53:54 AM PST by altura (Woefully lacking in delicacy and tact, but working on it.)
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To: bboop

There does seem to be a really weak strain among the male royals.

Only the females have any guts and discipline.


26 posted on 01/20/2007 8:54:36 AM PST by altura (Woefully lacking in delicacy and tact, but working on it.)
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To: melt

LONDON, England (AP) -- Prince Charles has canceled a traditional skiing holiday in a bid to reduce his carbon footprint, his office said Saturday


So in other words Chuck is in favor of global cooling! We need to bring back the Ice Age!


27 posted on 01/20/2007 8:59:45 AM PST by Valin (History takes time. It is not an instant thing.)
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To: melt

It's going to be all uphill to get to a carbon-free world.


28 posted on 01/20/2007 9:04:09 AM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: medscribe

What you're seeing is just one more example of the Cheney/Rumsfeld/Bush/Halliburton Global Warming Machine.

Something must be done and soon otherwise it means the end of the polar bears.

OTOH that means more baby seals to club.


29 posted on 01/20/2007 9:04:58 AM PST by Valin (History takes time. It is not an instant thing.)
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To: altura

You don't really believe that she's dead? I know for a fact that she's running a BurgerKing in Ames Iowa.


30 posted on 01/20/2007 9:07:19 AM PST by Valin (History takes time. It is not an instant thing.)
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To: melt

He looks like Professor Quirrel from Harry Potter.


31 posted on 01/20/2007 9:14:28 AM PST by Niuhuru
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To: AZLiberty

Just remember, Caligula was happily welcomed, then look at what happened.


32 posted on 01/20/2007 9:15:52 AM PST by Niuhuru
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To: melt

Is there anyone in the World who wishes their mom would die more than this clown?

Pray for W and Our Troops


33 posted on 01/20/2007 9:17:03 AM PST by bray (Redeploy to Iran)
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To: Covenantor

"Actually it is the Tampon "
that was a bizarre lover letter.


34 posted on 01/20/2007 9:28:13 AM PST by spanalot
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To: bboop
Genetic path -- who was that guy who gave up the throne for a woman, in the 30s? I think that did not speak well of him.

Really? I think that is one of the most romantic gestures in history and I admire him tremendously for making it. I would love to meet someone for whom I would make such a choice.

35 posted on 01/21/2007 6:37:52 AM PST by Prodigal Son
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To: Prodigal Son

I used to think so too. Now I just suspect he was a weak man.


36 posted on 01/21/2007 7:18:47 AM PST by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: melt
There was a VERY INTERESTING ommission in this CNN article...

Prince Tampon's trip to the U.S. was to collect a Environmental prize from the Scientist, former Vice President Algore!

"Prince Charles cancels ski trip to help save planet Sat Jan 20, 2007 4:12 PM GMT"

LONDON (Reuters) - Prince Charles, criticised for booking a trans-Atlantic flight to collect an environmental award, has cancelled a ski trip to Switzerland to reduce greenhouse gases, a palace source said on Saturday.

The decision not to take the annual holiday in Klosters was made some time ago and was part of the heir-to-throne's commitment to reduce his "carbon footprint", the source said.

Environment Minister David Miliband has questioned the need for the heir to the throne to fly to New York next week with a 20-strong entourage to collect the Global Environmental Citizen Prize from former U.S. vice-president Al Gore.

"Was it a particularly heavy award?," Miliband told London's Evening Standard newspaper. "A lot of business can be done by telephone and video link these days."

Buckingham Palace defended the Prince's trans-Atlantic trip, saying the two-day visit on January 27 and 28 was being made at the request of the Foreign Office and would include a number of other engagements.

But environmentalists accused the prince, renowned for his green leanings, of skating on thin ice.

"It's the equivalent of turning up to an Oxfam award in a stretch limo," said a spokesman for the Plane Stupid anti-flights campaign group. "It's a bad joke."

Prince Charles said last year he would include a measure of how his activities affected the environment in his next annual accounts, due this summer.

He also vowed to cut his carbon emissions by abandoning chartered planes and trains in favour of scheduled services."

Semper FI

37 posted on 01/21/2007 9:27:48 AM PST by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: river rat
Scientist, former Vice President Algore!

LOL! Charles and Al are pair of vapid "Junk Scions", with nothing better to do but live off their inheritances--- and irritate the rest of us.

38 posted on 01/21/2007 11:23:56 AM PST by melt (Someday, they'll wish their Jihad... Jihadn't.)
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