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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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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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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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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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Leo is an idiot.


8 posted on 05/19/2007 3:43:08 PM PDT by Uncle Hal
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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