posted on 07/06/2007 5:24:12 PM PDT
Matt Bellamy, front man of the rock band Muse, has dubbed it 'private jets for climate change'.
posted on 07/06/2007 5:40:16 PM PDT
by T. Buzzard Trueblood
("left unchecked, Saddam Hussein...will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons." Sen. Hillary Clinton)
stars will be ferried between the stage and dressing room by energy-efficient Smart Cars and biodiesel fuelled Mercedes.
Because they can’t walk?
A spokesperson for Live Earth says: “This might involve buying environmentally sound lightbulbs for a Third World school, planting trees, or installing solar panels in a developing country.”
Better to foist your stupid nonsense on the Third World which struggles to feed its people rather than put it in your own house.
And turn off those bloody amplifiers!
posted on 07/06/2007 5:45:51 PM PDT
Tomorrow I am going to mow the lawn, run the dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, use the lawn trimmer, eat navy, kidney and refried beans, take a long hot shower, and try to imitate the giant carbon footprint the heroic minstrels and court jesters will generate at these events.
posted on 07/06/2007 5:47:52 PM PDT
by A message
Madonna alone has an annual carbon footprint of 1,018 tonnes, according to John Buckley. Remember, the average Briton produces just ten tonnes.
Yes, but that's why they're average and Madonna is...special.
posted on 07/06/2007 5:55:48 PM PDT
Ok, you cannot use “mastermind” and “Al Gore” in the same sentence.
Personally I’m doing all I can to take this planet with me when I go.
If you want to join, try composting - the methane-farts from the earthworms in you your compost pile really zap the ozone-layer.
posted on 07/06/2007 5:58:26 PM PDT
Algore will just buy their carbon footprint for them. Problem solved.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
posted on 07/06/2007 6:28:30 PM PDT
(In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
POT SAVES but Communism Kills < /s >
posted on 07/06/2007 6:33:14 PM PDT
(If the Fairness Doctrine is imposed on USA who will CNN news get to read the conservative rebuttal)
More like: “Oscar-winning film, A Convenient Lie”
posted on 07/06/2007 6:35:23 PM PDT
(Pray for the peace of Jerusalem in the name of the G-d of Jacob)
I have never seen anyone spend money to get the vote like Gore. He is so full of shit just like Edwards who cant go anywhere without getting a 1200 dollar hair cut and it SUCKS! I could have had the same hair cut for 12 bucks and I would have looked better.
Carbon offsetting involves 'neutralising' the emissions you are responsible for by buying 'credits'.
A spokesperson for Live Earth says: "This might involve buying environmentally sound lightbulbs for a Third World school, planting trees, or installing solar panels in a developing country."
The key words here is " might involve buying"
Has anyone actually looked into where (besides Gore's bank account) all the money has gone??
Have they actually purchased any lightbulbs for Third World schools, planted any trees, or installed solar panels ????
posted on 07/06/2007 6:49:37 PM PDT
So, if I shove a cork up my a$$ somebody will send me a check?
posted on 07/06/2007 7:09:38 PM PDT
C'mon, now, ppl! Think of the polar bears!
posted on 07/06/2007 9:12:14 PM PDT
(With an F, and an R, and an E, and a D, and an F-R-E-D...FRED!!!!!!!!)
The music at the Japan show is live on the net, some acts that I would never see. I can't understand a word that they are singing. But I am sure it's about Fast Cars and Fast Women! Some killer bands.
posted on 07/06/2007 9:17:07 PM PDT
(Press 2 for English - Thanks Mr. President !)
'private jets for climate change' --
These guys bribe the lame - the uber "stressed for stimulation types" who would shown up for any music and show.
The rant could have been to free baby fish from pet stores or to keep markets free. They wouldn't have cared.
It's the western version of "rent a crowd"...
posted on 07/06/2007 9:21:22 PM PDT
(The aggressor is always peace-loving;he would prefer to take over...unopposed.-Karl von Clauswitz)
" . . . installing solar panels in a developing country."
Said solar panels being made out of pixie dust in the pixie factory and transported across the globe by same.
Each Australian Live Earth ticket comes with a free public transport voucher, while all the bathrooms will be waterless with waste being composted into fertiliser.
Ewwwwwww...can they do that? What about the people running the concession stands...don't they have to "wash their hands before returning to work"? Can human waste be composted? Inquiring mind here.
posted on 07/07/2007 10:23:28 AM PDT
(Diversity results in a collection of unconnected individuals.)
John Rego, the environmental director of Live Earth, says he expects to purchase at least 3,000 tonnes of carbon credits to off-set the event. It is believed the organisers will spend in excess of £1million on carbon offsetting to counter criticism.
Rego explains: "All the events are carbon neutral. We have chosen a reforestation and reagricultural project in Mozambique. It is a credible certifiable carbon-diffused project. We are in the process of purchasing a carbon offset."
That all seems pretty complicated. I think the United States government should provide these offsets (by bombing Iran's refineries and power stations).
posted on 07/07/2007 11:03:17 AM PDT
(I don't worry about the war turning into "Vietnam" in Iraq; I worry about it doing so in Congress.)
OK, to be fair, all those people in the audience woudl be eating, drinking and pooping if they stayed at home. It’s the travel and the private jets that is so lame. hehe.
posted on 07/07/2007 1:49:06 PM PDT
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