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President of Czech Republic Calls Man-Made Global Warming a 'Myth' - Questions Gore's Sanity...
Drudgereport ^ | 2/12/07 | drudge

Posted on 02/12/2007 6:09:00 AM PST by pissant

Edited on 02/12/2007 1:34:05 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

President of Czech Republic Calls Man-Made Global Warming a 'Myth' - Questions Gore's Sanity
Mon Feb 12 2007 09:10:09 ET

Czech president Vaclav Klaus has criticized the UN panel on global warming, claiming that it was a political authority without any scientific basis.

In an interview with "Hospodárské noviny", a Czech economics daily, Klaus answered a few questions:

Q: IPCC has released its report and you say that the global warming is a false myth. How did you get this idea, Mr President?•

A: It's not my idea. Global warming is a false myth and every serious person and scientist says so. It is not fair to refer to the U.N. panel. IPCC is not a scientific institution: it's a political body, a sort of non-government organization of green flavor. It's neither a forum of neutral scientists nor a balanced group of scientists. These people are politicized scientists who arrive there with a one-sided opinion and a one-sided assignment. Also, it's an undignified slapstick that people don't wait for the full report in May 2007 but instead respond, in such a serious way, to the summary for policymakers where all the "but's" are scratched, removed, and replaced by oversimplified theses.• This is clearly such an incredible failure of so many people, from journalists to politicians. If the European Commission is instantly going to buy such a trick, we have another very good reason to think that the countries themselves, not the Commission, should be deciding about similar issues.•

Q: How do you explain that there is no other comparably senior statesman in Europe who would advocate this viewpoint? No one else has such strong opinions...•

A: My opinions about this issue simply are strong. Other top-level politicians do not express their global warming doubts because a whip of political correctness strangles their voice.

• Q: But you're not a climate scientist. Do you have a sufficient knowledge and enough information?•

A: Environmentalism as a metaphysical ideology and as a worldview has absolutely nothing to do with natural sciences or with the climate. Sadly, it has nothing to do with social sciences either. Still, it is becoming fashionable and this fact scares me. The second part of the sentence should be: we also have lots of reports, studies, and books of climatologists whose conclusions are diametrally opposite.• Indeed, I never measure the thickness of ice in Antarctica. I really don't know how to do it and don't plan to learn it. However, as a scientifically oriented person, I know how to read science reports about these questions, for example about ice in Antarctica. I don't have to be a climate scientist myself to read them. And inside the papers I have read, the conclusions we may see in the media simply don't appear. But let me promise you something: this topic troubles me which is why I started to write an article about it last Christmas. The article expanded and became a book. In a couple of months, it will be published. One chapter out of seven will organize my opinions about the climate change.• Environmentalism and green ideology is something very different from climate science. Various findings and screams of scientists are abused by this ideology.•

Q: How do you explain that conservative media are skeptical while the left-wing media view the global warming as a done deal?•

A: It is not quite exactly divided to the left-wingers and right-wingers. Nevertheless it's obvious that environmentalism is a new incarnation of modern leftism.•

Q: If you look at all these things, even if you were right ...•

A: ...I am right...•

Q: Isn't there enough empirical evidence and facts we can see with our eyes that imply that Man is demolishing the planet and himself?•

A: It's such a nonsense that I have probably not heard a bigger nonsense yet.•

Q: Don't you believe that we're ruining our planet?•

A: I will pretend that I haven't heard you. Perhaps only Mr Al Gore may be saying something along these lines: a sane person can't. I don't see any ruining of the planet, I have never seen it, and I don't think that a reasonable and serious person could say such a thing. Look: you represent the economic media so I expect a certain economical erudition from you. My book will answer these questions. For example, we know that there exists a huge correlation between the care we give to the environment on one side and the wealth and technological prowess on the other side. It's clear that the poorer the society is, the more brutally it behaves with respect to Nature, and vice versa.• It's also true that there exist social systems that are damaging Nature - by eliminating private ownership and similar things - much more than the freer societies. These tendencies become important in the long run. They unambiguously imply that today, on February 8th, 2007, Nature is protected uncomparably more than on February 8th ten years ago or fifty years ago or one hundred years ago.• That's why I ask: how can you pronounce the sentence you said? Perhaps if you're unconscious? Or did you mean it as a provocation only? And maybe I am just too naive and I allowed you to provoke me to give you all these answers, am I not? It is more likely that you actually believe what you say.

[English translation from Harvard Professor Lubos Motl]

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1 posted on 02/12/2007 6:09:01 AM PST by pissant
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To: pissant

I guess that makes him a Holocaust Denier, too?


2 posted on 02/12/2007 6:09:59 AM PST by PurpleMan
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To: PurpleMan

I think I just made my summer vacation plans.


3 posted on 02/12/2007 6:11:46 AM PST by AngryJawa ({NRA}{IDPA} GO HUNTER '08)
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To: pissant

keep in mind the term "global warming" is going away in favor of "climate change"..since the moonbats simply cannot explain the frigid weather nowadays with "warming", the "climate change" term encompasses extreme heat, extreme cold, melting ice, excessive ice, tides, rising ocean levels, receding ocean levels, and the colts winning the super bowl..in other words, everything is now mans fault through "climate change"..


4 posted on 02/12/2007 6:13:02 AM PST by GeorgiaDawg32 (I'm a Patriot Guard Rider.....www.patriotguard.org for info..)
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To: pissant

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/28950.html


5 posted on 02/12/2007 6:13:41 AM PST by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Cats and Dogs, living together. . . . . .


6 posted on 02/12/2007 6:14:23 AM PST by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: neodad

dogs chasing cats..


7 posted on 02/12/2007 6:15:41 AM PST by GeorgiaDawg32 (I'm a Patriot Guard Rider.....www.patriotguard.org for info..)
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To: pissant

I think we should all praise the IPCC for solving the global warming problem. Before their report we were in the middle of one of the mildest winters ever. Since the report, we have not seen tempretures above freezing and are due for another large snowfall. Thank you IPCC for fixing the 'problem'!


8 posted on 02/12/2007 6:17:13 AM PST by Always Right
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To: pissant

Those who believe people caused global warming naïve, says president's spokesman
President Vaclav Klaus's spokesman Petr Hajek has hit out at an event on Thursday evening in which lights in several European capitals were turned out for five minutes as a protest against the wasting of energy and global warming, the iDnes website reported. Mr Hajek told reporters the event was ridiculous, saying that people who believed the warnings of scientists about global warming were naïve. President Klaus has himself questioned whether human civilisation is responsible for global warming.

http://www.radio.cz/en/news/87955
(excerpt above about halfway down page)


9 posted on 02/12/2007 6:17:18 AM PST by Bigg Red (You are either with us or with the terrorists.)
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To: pissant

Saw a show on the National Geographic channel that speculated that global warming is going to lead to global cooling.


10 posted on 02/12/2007 6:20:41 AM PST by AU72
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

You left out male pattern baldness.........


11 posted on 02/12/2007 6:21:52 AM PST by Red Badger (Rachel Carson is responsible for more deaths than Adolf Hitler...............)
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To: pissant

I suppose the Czech President must have somewhat limited experience with Algore.

He is, after all, QUESTIONING Algore's sanity.

Most of us, here in the USA, have worked out the answers to the questions about Algore's sanity.

But the Czech President is a smart guy ... when he examines all the data on Algore, I have no doubt that his questions will be answered.


12 posted on 02/12/2007 6:25:01 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: pissant

Even the former Commies know a kook when they see one...


13 posted on 02/12/2007 6:25:05 AM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: pissant

Czechs made good tanks, even better firearms.
http://www.czusa.com/


14 posted on 02/12/2007 6:25:36 AM PST by tumblindice (The Grammys: just another propaganda arm of the Democratic party)
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To: pissant

A BREATH of FRESH AIR in a Fantasy World of Myth! Gore is a Squirel with a nut in his mouth.


15 posted on 02/12/2007 6:26:13 AM PST by deathrace2000 ("I regret that I have but one life to give for my country", Nathan Hale before execution.)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

"keep in mind the term "global warming" is going away in favor of "climate change"..since the moonbats simply cannot explain the frigid weather nowadays with "warming", the "climate change" term encompasses extreme heat, extreme cold, melting ice, excessive ice, tides, rising ocean levels, receding ocean levels, and the colts winning the super bowl..in other words, everything is now mans fault through "climate change".."

YOU FORGOT TO ADD THE ABSENCE OF KILLER HURRICANES IN THE GULF OF MEXICO LAST YEAR. This one really gets the "...yeah, but's" going!


16 posted on 02/12/2007 6:28:03 AM PST by deathrace2000 ("I regret that I have but one life to give for my country", Nathan Hale before execution.)
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To: AU72
Saw a show on the National Geographic channel that speculated that global warming is going to lead to global cooling.

Sounds like the problem is self-correcting. We're saved!

17 posted on 02/12/2007 6:29:09 AM PST by somemoreequalthanothers (All for the betterment of "the state", comrade)
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To: pissant

The nut cases on the Weather Channel this weekend said that global warming is also the cause of the cold that is currently sweeping the nation. Even though we all know that it gets cold and snows in MN, WI, MI, IN, IL, IA, MO, SD, MT, ND, NE, etc. during the winter months. But, of course, it is global warming that is causing national cold.


18 posted on 02/12/2007 6:30:14 AM PST by RetiredArmy (Marxis-Dimocrats stand for everything I hate and wish to see destroyed, including them!)
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To: pissant

Well, Gore can still protect us from the manbearpig.


19 posted on 02/12/2007 6:34:13 AM PST by Witch-king of Angmar
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To: RetiredArmy

It's a damn shame that we need counter programming to the Weather Channel.


20 posted on 02/12/2007 6:37:14 AM PST by somemoreequalthanothers (All for the betterment of "the state", comrade)
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To: pissant
President of Czech Republic Calls Man-Made Global Warming a 'Myth' - Questions Gore's Sanity...

For many of us here there is no question of Gore's sanity - he lost it in 2000!

21 posted on 02/12/2007 6:37:20 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: PurpleMan
Well, I do like the trend:

Czech prez attacks Gore.
Aussie PM attacks Obama.
What's next? Germany's Merkel attacking Hillary?


22 posted on 02/12/2007 6:37:50 AM PST by pookie18 ([Hillary Rotten] Clinton Happens...as does Dr. Demento Dean, Bela Pelosi & Benedick Durbin!!)
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To: pookie18

We attach Iran


23 posted on 02/12/2007 6:38:59 AM PST by PurpleMan
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To: pookie18

We attack Iran (oops)


24 posted on 02/12/2007 6:39:16 AM PST by PurpleMan
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To: pissant
Todays southern Michigan global warming report brought to you by Cripplecreek.


25 posted on 02/12/2007 6:42:30 AM PST by cripplecreek (Peace without victory is a temporary illusion.)
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To: pissant

One more Czech mark against Gore.


26 posted on 02/12/2007 6:42:45 AM PST by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for SSgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: pissant

Your picture is a fine example of the "Al Gore Effect". Yup, human activity is the central cause of all that snow in Upper New York State.


27 posted on 02/12/2007 6:42:53 AM PST by Irish Queen (Merely a Christian)
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To: pissant

President of Czech Republic Calls Man-Made Global Warming a 'Myth' - Questions Gore's Sanity
Mon Feb 12 2007 09:10:09 ET

Czech president Vaclav Klaus has criticized the UN panel on global warming, claiming that it was a political authority without any scientific basis.

In an interview with "Hospodárské noviny", a Czech economics daily, Klaus answered a few questions:

Q: IPCC has released its report and you say that the global warming is a false myth. How did you get this idea, Mr President?•

A: It's not my idea. Global warming is a false myth and every serious person and scientist says so. It is not fair to refer to the U.N. panel. IPCC is not a scientific institution: it's a political body, a sort of non-government organization of green flavor. It's neither a forum of neutral scientists nor a balanced group of scientists. These people are politicized scientists who arrive there with a one-sided opinion and a one-sided assignment. Also, it's an undignified slapstick that people don't wait for the full report in May 2007 but instead respond, in such a serious way, to the summary for policymakers where all the "but's" are scratched, removed, and replaced by oversimplified theses.• This is clearly such an incredible failure of so many people, from journalists to politicians. If the European Commission is instantly going to buy such a trick, we have another very good reason to think that the countries themselves, not the Commission, should be deciding about similar issues.•

Q: How do you explain that there is no other comparably senior statesman in Europe who would advocate this viewpoint? No one else has such strong opinions...•

A: My opinions about this issue simply are strong. Other top-level politicians do not express their global warming doubts because a whip of political correctness strangles their voice.

• Q: But you're not a climate scientist. Do you have a sufficient knowledge and enough information?•

A: Environmentalism as a metaphysical ideology and as a worldview has absolutely nothing to do with natural sciences or with the climate. Sadly, it has nothing to do with social sciences either. Still, it is becoming fashionable and this fact scares me. The second part of the sentence should be: we also have lots of reports, studies, and books of climatologists whose conclusions are diametrally opposite.• Indeed, I never measure the thickness of ice in Antarctica. I really don't know how to do it and don't plan to learn it. However, as a scientifically oriented person, I know how to read science reports about these questions, for example about ice in Antarctica. I don't have to be a climate scientist myself to read them. And inside the papers I have read, the conclusions we may see in the media simply don't appear. But let me promise you something: this topic troubles me which is why I started to write an article about it last Christmas. The article expanded and became a book. In a couple of months, it will be published. One chapter out of seven will organize my opinions about the climate change.• Environmentalism and green ideology is something very different from climate science. Various findings and screams of scientists are abused by this ideology.•

Q: How do you explain that conservative media are skeptical while the left-wing media view the global warming as a done deal?•

A: It is not quite exactly divided to the left-wingers and right-wingers. Nevertheless it's obvious that environmentalism is a new incarnation of modern leftism.•

Q: If you look at all these things, even if you were right ...•

A: ...I am right...•

Q: Isn't there enough empirical evidence and facts we can see with our eyes that imply that Man is demolishing the planet and himself?•

A: It's such a nonsense that I have probably not heard a bigger nonsense yet.•

Q: Don't you believe that we're ruining our planet?•

A: I will pretend that I haven't heard you. Perhaps only Mr Al Gore may be saying something along these lines: a sane person can't. I don't see any ruining of the planet, I have never seen it, and I don't think that a reasonable and serious person could say such a thing. Look: you represent the economic media so I expect a certain economical erudition from you. My book will answer these questions. For example, we know that there exists a huge correlation between the care we give to the environment on one side and the wealth and technological prowess on the other side. It's clear that the poorer the society is, the more brutally it behaves with respect to Nature, and vice versa.• It's also true that there exist social systems that are damaging Nature - by eliminating private ownership and similar things - much more than the freer societies. These tendencies become important in the long run. They unambiguously imply that today, on February 8th, 2007, Nature is protected uncomparably more than on February 8th ten years ago or fifty years ago or one hundred years ago.• That's why I ask: how can you pronounce the sentence you said? Perhaps if you're unconscious? Or did you mean it as a provocation only? And maybe I am just too naive and I allowed you to provoke me to give you all these answers, am I not? It is more likely that you actually believe what you say. Well, it makes a lot of sense, Prof Klaus. Other parts of the interview were dedicated to the Organization of European States (and Jo Leinen), the Czech civil cold war that has already ended, the radar for the U.S. missile defense, and his relations with the current Czech government. Show postings on this blog that contain the word Klaus.

[English translation from Harvard Professor Lubos Motl]

Developing...


28 posted on 02/12/2007 6:49:52 AM PST by FreedomNeocon (Success is not final; Failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts -- Churchill)
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To: Irish Queen

22 states have reported their coldest records for three days or more. The truth to climate change is, yeah...things change.
See those Polar Ice Caps? They weren't always there.


29 posted on 02/12/2007 6:52:04 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: PurpleMan
I guess that makes him a Holocaust Denier, too?

Yes and he should be imprisoned, according to nutbags like Ellen Goodman and Katrina Vanderheuvel.

30 posted on 02/12/2007 6:53:53 AM PST by montag813
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To: pissant

Anyone see the video of that idiot 12-year old girl from Seattle with her song about global warming?


31 posted on 02/12/2007 6:55:50 AM PST by montag813
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To: PurpleMan
To what? ;-)


32 posted on 02/12/2007 7:10:35 AM PST by pookie18 ([Hillary Rotten] Clinton Happens...as does Dr. Demento Dean, Bela Pelosi & Benedick Durbin!!)
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To: PurpleMan
oops...read/responded in order ;-)


33 posted on 02/12/2007 7:11:33 AM PST by pookie18 ([Hillary Rotten] Clinton Happens...as does Dr. Demento Dean, Bela Pelosi & Benedick Durbin!!)
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To: AU72
Saw a show on the National Geographic channel that speculated that global warming is going to lead to global cooling.

Yea, I saw that too. Amazing. George Orwell was right, we have entered the age of newspeak. WAR IS PEACE FREEDOM IS SLAVERY IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH --The Ministry of Truth
AKA, The Modern Democrat Party

34 posted on 02/12/2007 7:16:56 AM PST by mc5cents (Show me just what Mohammd brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman)
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To: Always Right

In Ohio, we have a chance to break one of the almost untouchable records of the 1970s. That is, we are having the coldest February EVER and are running anywhere from 4 - 8 degrees below the record setting month of Febraury 1978.

This has nothing to do with either an upcoming Ice Age or Global Warming and everything to do with a weak El Nino. Many scientists think that the weak El Ninos of 76-77 and 77-78 were the main cause for those cold Winters. Similar to those El Ninos, we are now having a weak El Nino and similar weather conditions.

BTW - Ohio records date back to @1865.


35 posted on 02/12/2007 7:17:58 AM PST by ohioman
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To: pissant

Latest Weather Channel Headline:02-12-07
CZECH PRESIDENT DECLARES GORE'S GLOBAL FLATULENCE INSANE!


36 posted on 02/12/2007 7:21:20 AM PST by rusureitflies? (OSAMA BIN LADEN IS DEAD! There, I said it. Prove me wrong.)
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To: ohioman
This has nothing to do with either an upcoming Ice Age or Global Warming and everything to do with a weak El Nino.

You can say the same thing about the thousands of articles that blame every abnormality on global warming.

37 posted on 02/12/2007 7:25:17 AM PST by Always Right
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To: pissant


Global Warming Case Closed -- Crazy Al Declared IN-SANE!

.


38 posted on 02/12/2007 7:26:57 AM PST by OESY
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To: zip

ping


39 posted on 02/12/2007 7:27:03 AM PST by BOBWADE ("Nothing in life can be achieved without a little sweat and hard work")
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To: Always Right

I agree. Global Warming has become the Theory of Everything.


40 posted on 02/12/2007 7:28:07 AM PST by ohioman
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To: pissant
Questions Gore's Sanity

The jury is still out on global warming, but surely we can all agree that Algore is insane.

41 posted on 02/12/2007 7:33:12 AM PST by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: pissant

42 posted on 02/12/2007 7:43:43 AM PST by Grampa Dave (GW has more Honor and Integrity in his little finger than ALL of the losers on the "hate Bush" band)
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To: pissant
Here's the transcript where he questions Gore's sanity, LOLOLOLOL! (I hope it opens okay)

Gore is not sane

43 posted on 02/12/2007 7:46:01 AM PST by alwaysconservative (Leftists are the PITS: Perpetually Indignant, Totally Snippy)
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To: alwaysconservative; All
There is no way this clown would be deemed sane by any measure...


44 posted on 02/12/2007 7:48:15 AM PST by pissant
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To: AngryJawa

If you go to Prague, you won't be disappointed. One of the best trips of my life.


45 posted on 02/12/2007 7:49:52 AM PST by Hildy (RUDY IN 2008)
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To: layman

The JURY is IN! TWELVE ANGRY MEN SAY "if the Weather won't fit, you must Aquit!!


46 posted on 02/12/2007 7:51:59 AM PST by deathrace2000 ("I regret that I have but one life to give for my country", Nathan Hale before execution.)
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To: pissant; Killing Time; Beowulf; Mr. Peabody; Mrs. Don-o; RW_Whacko; honolulugal; SideoutFred; ...

FReepmail me to get on or off
Click on graphic for full GW rundown


47 posted on 02/12/2007 7:55:38 AM PST by xcamel (Press to Test, Release to Detonate)
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To: pissant
Questions Gore's Sanity..

Snort!
48 posted on 02/12/2007 7:56:12 AM PST by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: pissant; xcamel
I like this Czech President:

Q: Don't you believe that we're ruining our planet?•

A: I will pretend that I haven't heard you. Perhaps only Mr Al Gore may be saying something along these lines: a sane person can't. I don't see any ruining of the planet, I have never seen it, and I don't think that a reasonable and serious person could say such a thing. Look: you represent the economic media so I expect a certain economical erudition from you. My book will answer these questions. For example, we know that there exists a huge correlation between the care we give to the environment on one side and the wealth and technological prowess on the other side. It's clear that the poorer the society is, the more brutally it behaves with respect to Nature, and vice versa.• It's also true that there exist social systems that are damaging Nature - by eliminating private ownership and similar things - much more than the freer societies. These tendencies become important in the long run. They unambiguously imply that today, on February 8th, 2007, Nature is protected uncomparably more than on February 8th ten years ago or fifty years ago or one hundred years ago.• That's why I ask: how can you pronounce the sentence you said? Perhaps if you're unconscious? Or did you mean it as a provocation only? And maybe I am just too naive and I allowed you to provoke me to give you all these answers, am I not? It is more likely that you actually believe what you say. Well, it makes a lot of sense, Prof Klaus. Other parts of the interview were dedicated to the Organization of European States (and Jo Leinen), the Czech civil cold war that has already ended, the radar for the U.S. missile defense, and his relations with the current Czech government. Show postings on this blog that contain the word Klaus.

49 posted on 02/12/2007 7:57:02 AM PST by Darnright
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To: Darnright

I also liked the part about where the other European leaders were "strangled" by political correctness, but as a scientist, he feels freer to speak out about this "nonsense".


50 posted on 02/12/2007 7:58:48 AM PST by alwaysconservative (Leftists are the PITS: Perpetually Indignant, Totally Snippy)
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