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Humans face extinction claims star (Leonardo Di Caprio)
The London Paper ^ | May 19, 2007

Posted on 05/19/2007 3:38:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio sent out a message about global warming at the Cannes Film Festival.

The heartthrob has made a film, the 11th Hour, warning that human beings face extinction as a result of the environmental crisis.

At a press conference in the South of France following the screening, The Blood Diamond actor, 32, attacked US President George Bush, saying: "It's very simple. He's done very little for the environmental movement."

The Titanic star's latest film, which he narrates, follows another environmental warming documentary by former US Presidential candidate Al Gore, shown at the Cannes Film Festival last year.

DiCaprio defended Gore from criticism over the amount of energy he has been reportedly using to jet around the world and to run his home.

"Don't shoot the messenger", he said. "This person is trying to relay a message to the public and the way that he travels should not be splayed out like that."

DiCaprio said it should be oil companies that came under scrutiny and that the Government should make systematic change.

The US star said he took steps in his own life to reduce global warming, telling the famous film festival: "I do try to live my life in a green manner. I have installed solar panels in my house and the car that I drive is a hybrid one.

"But it's more about the day-to-day things, being conscious about being a consumer, about looking to endorse green technology. People ask, 'what can a hybrid car do?' It's not about that. It's about being a consumer, the choices you make everyday."


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Oh, shut up already!!
1 posted on 05/19/2007 3:38:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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Hey you brainiac, DeCraprio....the gov’t profits MORE off of gasoline sales than the oil companies! And, it’s just the “middleman.”


2 posted on 05/19/2007 3:39:51 PM PDT by goodnesswins (We need to cure Academentia)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The whole planet faces extinction in less then five billion years unless Vega smashes head on in fifty million years.


3 posted on 05/19/2007 3:40:02 PM PDT by RightWhale (Repeal the Treaty)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Leonardo Dicaprio is an idiot. There, I said it and I feel better for having said it.


4 posted on 05/19/2007 3:40:05 PM PDT by whenigettime (I could say shut up and act but he (dicaprio) should do neither.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We're Doomed!




5 posted on 05/19/2007 3:41:00 PM PDT by 50mm (la prensa dos en traducir mi línea de etiqueta al inglés)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Given his sexual orientation, his gene line will certainly be extinguished.
6 posted on 05/19/2007 3:41:43 PM PDT by lag along
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I am sick to death of the left and its constant "preaching" the religion of global warming. I would think most right thinking Americans are getting their fill.

The average person sees these "spokesmen" flying here and there and traveling in their SUVs. Most people I know think these actors are nothing but dimwitted hypocrites.

7 posted on 05/19/2007 3:42:54 PM PDT by Lawgvr1955 (You can never have too much cowbell !!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Leo is an idiot.


8 posted on 05/19/2007 3:43:08 PM PDT by Uncle Hal
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To: whenigettime
I agree, what an idiot. I am so tired of rich stars, they get popular and rich and all of the sudden they become experts on US politics. I find very few stars or entertainers that i can stand anymore. Is it a requirement to be a liberal and an elitist when you get famous?
9 posted on 05/19/2007 3:43:39 PM PDT by slow5poh
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It takes a certain level of brain function just to maintain a heartbeat ...

I often wonder why these folks don’t just drop over dead because they had too few synapses firing to keep breathing.


10 posted on 05/19/2007 3:44:28 PM PDT by Tax-chick (We all thread in this earth swathe.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In that case, Leonardo, send all of your money to the following address.....


11 posted on 05/19/2007 3:47:25 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: slow5poh

I think it is a requirement to show ones’ self an idiot once the photodudes are all over you. I really appreciate the hollywood ones who go private and only show up in really good movies.


12 posted on 05/19/2007 3:47:43 PM PDT by whenigettime (Decraprio)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s a celebrity. He must know what he’s talking about.


13 posted on 05/19/2007 3:48:39 PM PDT by BinaryBoy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Decaprio endangered millions of innocent creatures when he and his film crew devastated a Thai beach.

He should move to France.


14 posted on 05/19/2007 3:48:59 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (D is for Defeatism. R is for Reconquista.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Leonardo Di Crappio


15 posted on 05/19/2007 3:50:20 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (Vaclav Klaus: "A whip of political correctness strangles their voice")
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To: Tax-chick

Poor Leo forgot Abe Lincoln’s advice:

“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.”


16 posted on 05/19/2007 3:56:00 PM PDT by NCSteve (Trying to take something off the Internet is like trying to take pee out of a swimming pool.)
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To: whenigettime
It is very sad to me, it’s hard for me to have any respect for almost anyone in the entertainment industry. Even good ol’ eastwood seems to be leaning left as of late. Every time i liked an actor or singer, they would come out with some liberal crap. For example, alot of the rock groups that I like expunge liberal crap.
17 posted on 05/19/2007 3:58:20 PM PDT by slow5poh
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Like this Schmuck has any inkling of what the entire subject is about.
He is pushing it as a mediocre actor, and no kind of scientist.
The mirror reflection of AL Gore in a none too clean toilet bowl.
18 posted on 05/19/2007 3:58:36 PM PDT by Gideon Reader (DEMOCRATS: Not quite American, and proud of it! And the Republicans are striving for parity.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If humans, who caused the global warming problem, go extinct, wouldn’t that fix the problem?


19 posted on 05/19/2007 3:58:56 PM PDT by kenth (I got tired of my last tagline...)
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To: slow5poh

They only do this for the publicity, folks. Getting their names in the papers is everything. Some take it seriously, but most are just playing the game.

How else will he get his name in print? He’d, like, have to do something remarkable.


20 posted on 05/19/2007 4:00:16 PM PDT by Silly (http://www.sarcasmoff.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Don't shoot the messenger", he said. "This person is trying to relay a message to the public and the way that he travels should not be splayed out like that."

Hollyweird restatement of the classic, "Some animals are more equal than others" philosophy.

21 posted on 05/19/2007 4:00:30 PM PDT by pawdoggie
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To: slow5poh

I agree. One of the talk shows I listen to is Laura Ingraham who lets me know which entertainer has completely gone off the deep end, then I’m finished with that one. The moderately whacked ones are left untouched as most of ‘em are whacked to some degree.


22 posted on 05/19/2007 4:01:11 PM PDT by whenigettime
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m glad he made a movie. Now in years to come we can all point and laugh and he can’t deny it.


23 posted on 05/19/2007 4:01:32 PM PDT by Lost Highway (I don't know what the world may need but a V8 engines a good start for me)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dumb-ass.


24 posted on 05/19/2007 4:02:52 PM PDT by rbosque (L)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
DiCaprio defended Gore from criticism over the amount of energy he has been reportedly using to jet around the world and to run his home.

OK Leo, how about you? Is flying back and forth across the Atlantic ocean in a private jet just to view a few films, doing your part for global warming?

25 posted on 05/19/2007 4:02:56 PM PDT by RJL
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You know in Titanic when Leo’s character died and slipped beneath the water, I couldn’t help but smile a little bit.

But alas it was only make believe...


26 posted on 05/19/2007 4:03:17 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Mohammedanism - Bringing you only the best of the 6th century for fourteen hundred years.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m sorry, I keep forgetting . . . now what university did Leo DiCaprio get his Ph.D in science from and where did he actually work in the field as a scientist? I just keep forgetting with all these actors and actresses that are an authority. There are so many. Oh yeah, Leo does not have any experience whatsoever in this field. Silly me. They sound so official :-). They do have experience however in fiction and it shows in all their films and comments.


27 posted on 05/19/2007 4:04:58 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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I’m going to rent Titanic. I’m going to root for the iceberg. When LDC bites the big one I’m going to dance around the room singing “NaNaNaNa, NaNaNaNa, Hey-ey-ey, Good bye!”
28 posted on 05/19/2007 4:10:53 PM PDT by Cheburashka (DUmmieland = Opus Dopium. In all senses of the word dope.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Absent something happening on a planetary scale, (asteroid impact, multiple megavolcanos erupting simultaneously, lethal global epidemic), he is basically full of it.

Nothing man can do can wipe man off the planet, we’re just too darn spread out, plus, some of the time, we’re pretty smart.

Heck, I can’t even keep the ants outa my kitchen, and this jerk is blathering on...


29 posted on 05/19/2007 4:11:40 PM PDT by djf (Skulz wurk gud! My last Wopper was purfict!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Extinction? LOL

Exaggerate much Leo??

What a loon.


30 posted on 05/19/2007 4:14:48 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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"I do try to live my life in a green manner. I have installed solar panels in my house and the car that I drive is a hybrid one.

If he really wanted to help he would take lots of his own money (how much does he really need to live on? $200K is plenty for him to live on, so everything above that amount would probably be about right). He should donate that money to average people who cannot afford to buy hybrid cars and install solar panels. Then they too can be *green* and Leo can feel good about himself!!

susie

31 posted on 05/19/2007 4:19:18 PM PDT by brytlea (amnesty--an act of clemency by an authority by which pardon is granted esp. to a group of individual)
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Oh really I thought we were all going to live forever


32 posted on 05/19/2007 4:21:22 PM PDT by ballplayer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

[Isa. 11:6, 8-9].


33 posted on 05/19/2007 4:22:32 PM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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A modest proposal: Why would any self-respecting evolutionist care about global warming? Life, after all, is a random chance occurrence and it’s survival of the fittest. Who is Leonardo to step in and try to influence te course of natural selection? I mean really, what if, say 5 billion years ago, a life species had stepped in and tried to save an inferior life form from itself? We might not be here today! Stop the hand wringing and let nature take its course.


34 posted on 05/19/2007 4:29:59 PM PDT by Ahithophel (Padron@Anniversario)
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“alot of the rock groups that I like expunge liberal crap.”

If they would only expunge it rather than espouse it.


35 posted on 05/19/2007 4:30:37 PM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Coked up again


36 posted on 05/19/2007 4:39:15 PM PDT by D-Chivas
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To: NCSteve

Was that Lincoln? I thought it was Ben Franklin.


37 posted on 05/19/2007 4:39:22 PM PDT by Tax-chick (We all thread in this earth swathe.)
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I’m betting there are a lot more FReepers with advanced degrees than actors in Hollywood. I have one, and I’m thinking there are probably thousands here, would you agree?


38 posted on 05/19/2007 4:41:34 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Fred Thompson/John Bolton 2008)
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39 posted on 05/19/2007 4:49:04 PM PDT by Gritty (This medieval idea of penance is now repackaged as politically correct "carbon offsets."-VD Hanson)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Exactly.


40 posted on 05/19/2007 5:04:16 PM PDT by freekitty
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There is a point where we will face extinction - when CO2 levels get up to the 5,000 ppm range. CO2 asphyxiation starts to set in at that level.

Fortunately, we will not reach that level for another 3,000 years at current rates of increase. I imagine long before then, we will have run out of coal and oil as well.

But don’t tell Leo, he won’t understand it and he will cry.


41 posted on 05/19/2007 5:08:02 PM PDT by JustDoItAlways
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then I’m finished with that one

I'm literally finished with them all. I've given up on even the most rational ones, like James Woods and Tom Selleck.

IMHO it takes a certain disconnect from reality to want to be an actor in the first place. When one becomes successful at becoming someone else, all contact with reality ceases. Thus all the idiotic, self-serving, and, let's not forget, hypocritical blather from Hollyweird.

It's a real shame that our news media is now more about ratings and entertainment or propaganda. It's dominated with stories about these reality-impaired nincompoops, leaving facts, commentary, and dialog on the issues to the minute-and-fifteen "he said, she said" treatment.

Thank the Lord for the 'net and FR.

42 posted on 05/19/2007 5:12:58 PM PDT by WarEagle (Can America survive a president named Hussein?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Right — and if the islamonutzies have their way, you’ll be Leo Decapitato long before then...


43 posted on 05/19/2007 5:14:56 PM PDT by mikrofon (King of the Hurled)
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To: Tax-chick

Lincoln gets credit most of the time. Franklin may very well have said it.

Lincoln also gets credit for saying “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” That fellow from Nazareth doesn’t seem to be mentioned anywhere.


44 posted on 05/19/2007 5:35:13 PM PDT by NCSteve (Trying to take something off the Internet is like trying to take pee out of a swimming pool.)
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To: kenth

“If humans, who caused the global warming problem, go extinct, wouldn’t that fix the problem?”

EXACTLY RIGHT! Then God won’t have to put up with our whining any more, the animals will live in peace, and just maybe the buffalo will replenish the plains someday.


45 posted on 05/19/2007 5:53:56 PM PDT by wizr (Freedom ain't free.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He can save humanity by blasting off for mars permanently.


46 posted on 05/19/2007 5:59:23 PM PDT by omega4179 (Barack Hussein Obama praying 5x a day to Mecca in the Oval office.)
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The heartthrob has made a film . . . .

Leonardo DiCaprio a heartthrob? That girlie man?

47 posted on 05/19/2007 5:59:29 PM PDT by Logophile
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This is nothing. Human beings bah! A really important species is going to go extinct.

Climate changes said harm sunflowers

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070519/ap_on_sc/no_sunflowers


48 posted on 05/19/2007 6:38:34 PM PDT by Daralundy
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The average temperature in April 2007 was 51.7 F.

This was -0.3 F cooler than the 1901-2000 (20th century) average, the 47th coolest April in 113 years.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4499562022478442170


49 posted on 05/19/2007 6:43:27 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s a Turd!


50 posted on 05/19/2007 8:37:27 PM PDT by ustanker (Secure the border!)
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