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Doom if Saint Al loses carbs (Mark Steyn)
The Australian ^ | October 15, 2007 | Mark Steyn

Posted on 10/15/2007 12:22:06 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

A COUPLE of days before Al Gore was awarded his Nobel Peace prize, Michael Burton, an English High Court judge and apparently a fine film critic, ruled that Al's Oscar-winner An Inconvenient Truth was prone to "alarmism and exaggeration" and identified nine major factual errors.

For example, the former vice-president predicts a rise in sea levels of 6m "in the near future". "The Armageddon scenario he predicts," declared Burton, "is not in line with the scientific consensus."

I'll say. The so-called scientific consensus of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change suggests rising sea levels across the next century of somewhere between 15cm and 60cm, with about 30cm being most likely. An Inconvenient Truth insouciantly adds a zero to the worst-case scenario.

And nobody minds. His Honour was examining the vice-president's acclaimed crockumentary because the British Government, in its wisdom, has decided to force-feed it to hundreds of thousands of schoolchildren. It would be nice to think it would have to be preceded by a warning that any resemblance between this film and any actual planet living or dead is entirely coincidental, but it seems more likely that the Nobel Peace imprimatur will completely insulate the picture from even the most modest quibbles.

A schoolkid in Ontario was complaining the other day that, whatever subject you do, you have to sit through Gore's movie: It turns up in biology class, in geography, in physics, in history, in English.

Whatever you're studying, it's all you need to know. It fulfils the same role in the schoolhouses of the guilt-ridden developed world that the Koran does in Pakistani madrassas.(continued)

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Too funny!!
1 posted on 10/15/2007 12:22:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
A schoolkid in Ontario was complaining the other day that, whatever subject you do, you have to sit through Gore's movie: It turns up in biology class, in geography, in physics, in history, in English.

It's a pancea for liberal teachers who want to seat the children in front of the boob tube for an hour and get paid for it.

2 posted on 10/15/2007 12:24:35 PM PDT by Tamar1973 (Riding the Korean Wave, one BYJ movie at a time! (http://www.byj.co.kr))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Whatever you're studying, it's all you need to know. It fulfils the same role in the schoolhouses of the guilt-ridden developed world that the Koran does in Pakistani madrassas.

A most appropriate comparison!

3 posted on 10/15/2007 12:24:59 PM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It fulfils the same role in the schoolhouses of the guilt-ridden developed world that the Koran does in Pakistani madrassas.

Sooooooooo true. Dogmatic freethinker, heal thyself.

4 posted on 10/15/2007 12:26:43 PM PDT by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Global Warm-mongering! LOL


5 posted on 10/15/2007 12:28:30 PM PDT by sono (If you don't trust your HMO's making medical decisions, why would you trust Hillary Clinton?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
How should I put this? Al Gore is .... clinically insane!
6 posted on 10/15/2007 12:29:55 PM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I love Steyn! He should replace Hannity on H&C. Every time he’s on there, he reduces colmes to a stammering lump.


7 posted on 10/15/2007 12:31:38 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“crockumentary” luv it...


8 posted on 10/15/2007 12:31:42 PM PDT by in hoc signo vinces ("Houston, TX...a waiting quagmire for jihadis.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Today the Seattle Times ran an editorial applauding Gore's Nobel Prize. It was one of the most moronic editorials I've ever seen on any topic. It praises Gore for his "lonely stand," for "challenging conventional wisdom," and for "taking on" corporate interests.

In fact, Gore is one of the main purveyors of conventional wisdom, and his "lonely stand" is supported by about 98% of the news and entertainment media. As for "taking on" powerful corporate interests, he has done no such thing. Flapping your yapper is easy; anyone can do it.

As for the 9 major factual "errors" in "An Inconvenient Truth," the Times gives Gore a pass. As far as the Times is concerned, Gore can lie all he wants. It is because of editorials like this that I'll never again subscribe to the Times.
9 posted on 10/15/2007 12:59:51 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle ("Above all, shake your bum at Burton.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
A schoolkid in Ontario was complaining the other day that, whatever subject you do, you have to sit through Gore's movie: It turns up in biology class, in geography, in physics, in history, in English.

Wal-Mart has a bundle of enviro booklets in the employees breakroom. There's some good common sense Green hints but in one section they treat Gore's film as Holy Writ and advise everyone to watch it.

10 posted on 10/15/2007 1:01:11 PM PDT by Oatka (A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." –Bertrand de Jouvenel)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
ecochondriacs

Love Steyn and his inventive neologisms.

11 posted on 10/15/2007 1:01:22 PM PDT by metesky ("Brethren, leave us go amongst them." Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond- The Searchers)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I assumed Gore's clammy embrace would do for the environmental movement what his belated endorsement had done for Howard Dean's 2004 presidential candidacy: kill it stone dead. But governor Dean was constrained by actual humdrum prosaic vote tallies...

Steyn slays again.

12 posted on 10/15/2007 1:19:45 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (America: “the most benign hegemon in history.”—Mark Steyn)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Carbohydrate credits.


13 posted on 10/15/2007 1:29:53 PM PDT by manic4organic (Send a care package through USO today.)
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14 posted on 10/15/2007 1:45:25 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bump! Great stuff.


15 posted on 10/15/2007 1:52:25 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

bump


16 posted on 10/15/2007 1:57:50 PM PDT by Richard from IL
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To: Beowulf

ping


17 posted on 10/15/2007 2:33:28 PM PDT by steelyourfaith
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The average US household consumes 10,656 kilowatt-hours of electricity. In 2006, the Gores wolfed down nearly 221,000kWh.

It takes lots of energy to be an eco-saint.

18 posted on 10/15/2007 2:41:27 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Algore - The world's only living brain donor.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Fox has been hammerin’ this point everywhere. But... how much carbon is there when one fat headed ex vice president travels to the Oscars, and then to pick up his Nobel prize?

Answer: By his statistics - too much. Hah!


19 posted on 10/15/2007 3:31:32 PM PDT by Sword_Svalbardt (Sword Svalbardt)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; OKSooner; honolulugal; Killing Time; Beowulf; Mr. Peabody; RW_Whacko; gruffwolf; ...

FReepmail me to get on or off


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Ping me if you find one I've missed.


Worthwile...
20 posted on 10/15/2007 3:36:55 PM PDT by xcamel (FDT/2008)
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To: xcamel
Here's a link to a thread with a cartoon about Al Gore and his Nobel* Prize you may want to ping the list to. It's very good.
21 posted on 10/15/2007 3:47:19 PM PDT by Reaganesque (Romney for President 2008)
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To: xcamel
May I submit that Nobel stands for Nobody But Extremist Liberals?
22 posted on 10/15/2007 3:50:33 PM PDT by Reaganesque (Romney for President 2008)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Meanwhile, Gore is now being urged to jump into the presidential race and save Democrats from the allegedly too-hawkish Hillary Clinton. I doubt he will.

I hope he does. It'll dilute the pathetic lineup of Democrats even further. He'll siphon votes away from Hillary, and Americans won't elect him because we don't root for losers.

23 posted on 10/15/2007 4:03:24 PM PDT by Old 300
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To: Reaganesque
May I submit that Nobel stands for Nobody But Extremist Liberals?
If today's Nobel Committee was around in the 1930's Hitler would be nominated for the Peace Prize and Josef Mengele would be nominated for medicine.
24 posted on 10/15/2007 4:09:26 PM PDT by wjcsux (Islam: The religion of choice for those who are too stupid for Scientology)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
[An Inconvenient Truth] fulfils the same role in the schoolhouses of the guilt-ridden developed world that the Koran does in Pakistani madrassas

Mark Steyn is the best.

25 posted on 10/15/2007 4:12:33 PM PDT by denydenydeny (Expel the priest and you don't inaugurate the age of reason, you get the witch doctor--Paul Johnson)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

algore is insane. It’s gonna be funny when he snaps.


26 posted on 10/15/2007 4:24:48 PM PDT by y6162
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To: y6162

I sure do hope he snaps and soon. So far he is the one world enviro-fascists most effective shill. The science on Global Warming is clear. It exists, and it is NOT “man made”.

However, Gore, Hollywood, the U.N. and the public school system in every pro UN country in the world have Gore’s demonstrably false and harmful propaganda on their agenda, and refuse to back off or correct it. They all say “it’s time to act, the argument is over”. They know it’s B.S.; they know other planets in our solar system are experiencing Gorebull Warming, courtesy of the Sun, yet they refuse to back off on this conspiracy to push Global Warming and empower a global, money collecting, envirocracy. Why??

I think they are pushing for one world government, using Gaia, or Mother Earth as their “god” and assigning themselves “legal and actual authority” to protect her. In other words, the mother of all bootstraps.

Gore and his followers are talking about taking actual steps to combat climate “change”. They wish to hold the current climate static and mean to harm all worlds economies and cost billions of human lives in a meaningless and futile attempt to do so. I believe they know the attempt is futile and meaningless, but see it as a way to generate trillions of dollars, and more consolidated power than history’s most lustful conquerors ever dared imagine.

Gore is giving us a plan, to save the world. It involves taking cash and lives and throwing them away by the billions. Our Governments and school systems are forcefeeding Gore’s bilious pack of lies fundamental, paradigm changing lies to our young and scientifically naive children. They will internalize these lies every bit as much as they do with real scientific and other valid social teachings.

I’m pretty sure Gore, or someone closely associated with him, is the “antichrist”.


27 posted on 10/15/2007 5:42:44 PM PDT by Melinator (testing... test, test, test, Is this thing on?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“A schoolkid in Ontario was complaining the other day that, whatever subject you do, you have to sit through Gore’s movie: It turns up in biology class, in geography, in physics, in history, in English.”

This is GOOD news; the Progs always resort to overkill whenever they latch onto something that The Great Unwashed seems to respond to, thus turning everyone off of it. Five years from now, nobody will admit ever having seen this dreck.

28 posted on 10/15/2007 7:56:51 PM PDT by decal ("Never allow a nervous female to have access to a pistol, no matter what you're wearing")
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To: Oatka

There was a ratty looking copy of Time magazine in our lunchroom with algore’s profile on the cover. I finally had pity on it (it kept being moved to the tables that are usually unused) and put it in the trash. Too bad they don’t recycle paper here. I figure I was saving people’s brains from false information.


29 posted on 10/15/2007 10:06:34 PM PDT by TenthAmendmentChampion (Global warming is to Revelations as the theory of evolution is to Genesis.)
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