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Al Gore is criticised for lining his own pockets after 3,300-per-minute green speech
Daily Mail ^ | 12/08/07 | NATHAN KAY

Posted on 12/08/2007 3:42:58 PM PST by melt

Al Gore has come under fire for making personal gain from his mission to save the planet – after charging £3,300 a minute to deliver a poorly received speech.

The former American Vice-President was also accused of being "precious" at the London event, demanding his own VIP room and ejecting journalists, despite hopes the star-studded gathering would generate publicity for the fight against global warming.

Many of the audience at last month's Fortune Forum summit were restless as Mr Gore, who has won both a Nobel Peace Prize and an Oscar for his campaigning work this year, delivered the half-hour speech that netted him £100,000.

The glittering fundraiser was held in The Royal Courts of Justice and attracted world leaders, entrepreneurs and celebrity activists including Bob Geldof, Darryl Hannah and Jerry Hall, who was there as "a Special Ambassador of The Alliance for a New Humanity". Guests had paid between £1,000 and £50,000 to attend.

But a source told The Mail on Sunday: "Many guests looked tired and began to talk among themselves during his speech. Heads began to twitch with tiredness.

"Al uses his position for great personal gain. He goes from event to event delivering a similar speech, earning a large fee, and a lot of the time he doesn't actually inform the audience.

"He refused to speak to journalists and security would usher away VIP guests and the Press.

"He was being very precious and demanded his own VIP room before the event, where he held his own exclusive reception.

"The other guests were cut off. It was very clear that many guests were disappointed by this."

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: agw; albore; algore; carbon; envirohypocrites; greed; greenpropaganda; hoax; hypocrisy; limousineliberals; thecolorofmoney; willlieformoney
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"ManBearPIG"...

1 posted on 12/08/2007 3:43:02 PM PST by melt
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To: melt

BTTT


2 posted on 12/08/2007 3:45:22 PM PST by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: melt

cereal!


3 posted on 12/08/2007 3:46:27 PM PST by Republican Red (The word "courage" is not in the liberal vocabulary)
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To: melt

The New Media needs to do in-depth investigative reporting to uncover the income that this hippo-crit is generating from the sham of “global warming”

Then relentlessly publicize the crap out of it, just like was done with the Rodney King video.


4 posted on 12/08/2007 3:46:30 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: melt
"He refused to speak to journalists and security would usher away VIP guests and the Press."

He doesn't want to give them enough time to read the "snake oil" label.

5 posted on 12/08/2007 3:47:06 PM PST by bannie
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To: melt

I see Jabba the Hutt in that pic.


6 posted on 12/08/2007 3:47:15 PM PST by Clara Lou (Thompson '08)
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To: melt; OKSooner; honolulugal; Killing Time; Beowulf; Mr. Peabody; RW_Whacko; gruffwolf; ...

FReepmail me to get on or off


Click on POGW graphic for full GW rundown

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Ping me if you find one I've missed.


ugly-mug-ping
7 posted on 12/08/2007 3:47:24 PM PST by xcamel (FDT/2008)
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To: xcamel; Reform Canada

Man Bear Ping


8 posted on 12/08/2007 3:47:27 PM PST by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: melt

Not sure but isn’t it called Capitalism?? I don’t think the MSM would complain if Dan Rather got up and gave a speech on the Bush papers for $4,000 a minute ....


9 posted on 12/08/2007 3:47:31 PM PST by SkyDancer ("There is no distinctly Native American criminal class...save Congress - Mark Twain")
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To: melt
Hey, jet fuel is expensive. He has to pay for it somehow.
10 posted on 12/08/2007 3:48:20 PM PST by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: xcamel

LOL.

Thanks for the ping.


11 posted on 12/08/2007 3:48:44 PM PST by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: melt

I really wish the Dems would nominate him; it would be so much fun and so easy.


12 posted on 12/08/2007 3:48:46 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland ("We have to drain the swamp" George Bush, September 2001)
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To: melt

Love the photos...thanks for posting!

I wonder if Tipper knows her hunk-a-hunk-a-burnin-love Al is hanging
out with exotic brunettes...
and even dances with them if they are male.


13 posted on 12/08/2007 3:48:49 PM PST by VOA
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To: melt
But a source told The Mail on Sunday: "Many guests looked tired and began to talk among themselves during his speech. Heads began to twitch with tiredness.

Time to bring back Black Preacher Al, my favorite of the many Gore personae.

14 posted on 12/08/2007 3:49:03 PM PST 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: melt

Ol' Tippers looking good these days. Hey! Wait a minute! ;-)

15 posted on 12/08/2007 3:49:08 PM PST by Normal4me
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To: melt

"Oink!"


16 posted on 12/08/2007 3:49:45 PM PST by JRios1968 (Faith is not believing that God can. It is knowing that God will. - Ben Stein)
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To: Normal4me

I think that’s a perk.


17 posted on 12/08/2007 3:50:06 PM PST by bannie
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To: melt

Just think - this could've been our president

'scuse me - gotta run

gotta barf

18 posted on 12/08/2007 3:51:16 PM PST by maine-iac7 (",,,but you can't fool all of the people all the time" LINCOLN)
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To: melt

"Brains... BBRRAAAIIINNNSSS..."

19 posted on 12/08/2007 3:51:56 PM PST by Old Sarge (This tagline in memory of FReeper 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub)
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To: bannie

Reckon that is her husband behind algores left shoulder? He doesn’t looked to happy.


20 posted on 12/08/2007 3:51:56 PM PST by Normal4me
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To: melt
Al Gore's coffee mug.


21 posted on 12/08/2007 3:52:14 PM PST by South40 (Amnesty for ILLEGALS is a slap in the face to the USBP!)
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To: melt

So they are just discovering that Algore is a big, fat, boring jerk. We could have told them that long ago.


22 posted on 12/08/2007 3:52:19 PM PST by kittymyrib
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To: melt

Algore poses with this year's winner of the Huma Abeddin Look-alike Contest!

23 posted on 12/08/2007 3:52:49 PM PST by Old Sarge (This tagline in memory of FReeper 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub)
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To: maine-iac7

54 extra long ?


24 posted on 12/08/2007 3:53:17 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (ENERGY CRISIS made in Washington D. C.)
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To: melt

He was only a VP at one time. What makes him a scientist now?


25 posted on 12/08/2007 3:53:55 PM PST by 353FMG (Hillary - Al Qaeda's Dream Woman)
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To: SkyDancer
Not sure but isn’t it called Capitalism?? I don’t think the MSM would complain if Dan Rather got up and gave a speech on the Bush papers for $4,000 a minute ....

This is capitalism fueled by hypocrisy and conflict-of-interest. Capitalism is not perfect but has the market to generally level such imperfection. As Gore becomes perceived as being self-enriching the market will peter out for him.

26 posted on 12/08/2007 3:54:29 PM PST by torchthemummy ("A Tagline Presidential Endorsement Forfeits A Presumption Of Objectivity")
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To: SkyDancer

Capitalism demands value from a proudt.What Fat Boy is selling isn’t worth 8 cents a minute,the 4k a minute is simply a crime.


27 posted on 12/08/2007 3:54:46 PM PST by Farmer Dean (168 grains of instant conflict resolution)
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To: SkyDancer

Capitalism demands value from a product.What Fat Boy is selling isn’t worth 8 cents a minute,the 4k a minute is simply a crime.


28 posted on 12/08/2007 3:55:09 PM PST by Farmer Dean (168 grains of instant conflict resolution)
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To: melt
Al Whore, the Tennessee snake oil salesman, and all round carpet bagger.

Word on the street is he will run as a Dem nominee for the presidency.

Oink, Oink!

29 posted on 12/08/2007 3:55:39 PM PST by Candor7 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Baghdad_(1258))
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To: melt

This, in a nut shell, is really what global warming is all about.


30 posted on 12/08/2007 3:57:28 PM PST by Rennes Templar ("The future ain't what it used to be".........Yogi Berra)
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To: devolve; melt; ntnychik; dixiechick2000; PhilDragoo; Seadog Bytes; bitt

31 posted on 12/08/2007 3:58:06 PM PST by potlatch ("Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we might as well dance!")
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To: melt
"Mr Gore donates a percentage of all of his speaking fees to the Alliance for Climate Protection."

And guess who the Chairman of the Board of the "Alliance for Climate Protection" is! Al Gore!!!

32 posted on 12/08/2007 3:58:44 PM PST by LibFreeOrDie (L'Chaim!)
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To: melt
The new math (algebra):

Goring = Boring.

33 posted on 12/08/2007 3:58:45 PM PST by capt. norm (Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.)
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To: melt

” making personal gain from his mission to save the planet “

ROTFLMAO

AL is a POL-LI-TION folks! Nothing has changed, now that the dims fail to support his fat aXX, he is after a different set of fools.

Something here about not changing his stripes.....


34 posted on 12/08/2007 4:02:12 PM PST by ASOC
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To: SkyDancer

Gore is capitalizing on the fact that there are people stupid enough to pay his fee. If people were stupid enough to pay £3,300-per-minute to listen to me, you wouldn’t be able to shut me up.


35 posted on 12/08/2007 4:12:46 PM PST by Graybeard58 ( Remember and pray for SSgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: potlatch

.

One of your classics!


36 posted on 12/08/2007 4:14:43 PM PST by devolve (---- - Hey Boone! - My bonus check is late again! -)
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To: Farmer Dean
the 4k a minute is simply a crime.

With victims begging for more.

37 posted on 12/08/2007 4:15:30 PM PST by Graybeard58 ( Remember and pray for SSgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: melt
"Al uses his position for great personal gain. He goes from event to event delivering a similar speech, earning a large fee, and a lot of the time he doesn't actually inform the audience."

And you're just figuring this out? About time you a-holes woke up and smelled the coffee.

38 posted on 12/08/2007 4:15:41 PM PST by randog (What the...?!)
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To: Graybeard58

Makin a lot of green off this green scam thingy.


39 posted on 12/08/2007 4:23:19 PM PST by Sig Sauer P220
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To: potlatch


40 posted on 12/08/2007 4:24:18 PM PST by devolve (---- - Hey Boone! - My bonus check is late again! -)
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To: melt
ROFL! What the heck did they expect?? It's Algore for pete's sake.

Manbearpig is REAL and he is cereal!

Seriously....

41 posted on 12/08/2007 4:28:03 PM PST by sweet_diane (Adoption, the beautiful alternative.)
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To: Graybeard58

LOL


42 posted on 12/08/2007 4:34:17 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Fred Dalton Thompson for President)
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To: devolve

Good post. You should do some cropping on those money gifs if not used on a dark BG.


43 posted on 12/08/2007 4:41:46 PM PST by potlatch ("Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we might as well dance!")
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To: devolve

Thank you devolve. I put a lot of little ‘action things’ in that one and it’s one of my favorites.


44 posted on 12/08/2007 4:43:07 PM PST by potlatch ("Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we might as well dance!")
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To: melt

do speaking fees cause global warming?


45 posted on 12/08/2007 4:46:37 PM PST by purpleraine
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To: melt
"Al uses his position for great personal gain.

Huh????? You've got to be kidding me......

46 posted on 12/08/2007 4:46:53 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Visions of sugarplums dancing in your head are probably caused by bad drugs.....)
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To: melt
"I looked into the eyes of Satan, and lived to talk about it."


47 posted on 12/08/2007 4:47:04 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (-Not Afraid of the truth, and the whole truth - Are you?)
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To: melt
"ManBearPIG"...

Thought for the day.

If we re-named him Mohammed, would the Muslims riot?

48 posted on 12/08/2007 4:49:08 PM PST by Wil H
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To: melt
"ManBearPIG"...

Thought for the day.

If we re-named him Mohammed, would the Muslims riot?

49 posted on 12/08/2007 4:49:08 PM PST by Wil H
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To: melt

Tipper wants to know if the babe in purple is extending “environmental favors”......if you know what I mean...hehehehe........


50 posted on 12/08/2007 4:49:33 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Visions of sugarplums dancing in your head are probably caused by bad drugs.....)
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