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Survey shows eco-warriors are worst polluters
Telegraph UK ^ | Jan. 13, 2008 | Telegraph.couk

Posted on 01/13/2008 8:41:07 AM PST by libstripper

A survey of travel habits has revealed that the most environmentally conscious people are also the biggest polluters.

"Green" consumers have some of the biggest carbon footprints because they are still hooked on flying abroad or driving their cars while their adherence to the green cause is mostly limited to small gestures.

Identified as "eco-adopters", they are most likely to be members of an environmental organisation, buy green products such as detergents, recycle and have a keen interest in green issues.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: environmentalism; gore; greens; hypocracy; hypocrites; liberalhypocrites
This is particfularly true of your censorious and self-righteous neighbor who's a Sierra Club member. I speak as a former member of that organization who left in complete disgust after business meetings of the Knoxville, TN chapter repeatedly degenerated into socialistic industry bashing.

One of things many people don't know about the Sierra Club is that it has a large and extensive outings program where the members go for local, national, and international hikes, ski trips, canoe trips, raft trips, etc. to all of the most exotic local, national, and international locations. On any weekend they'll pile into their cars and go for Club sponsored local trips. Summer vacations are often spent going on really exotic national and international trips, all of which require huge consumption of carbon based fuels.

It's fine for them to take their trips and stay active and healthy, but it's the depth of evil hypocracy for the Club to turn around and virulently attack the very industries and free enterprise system that have made its members' lifestyles possible.

1 posted on 01/13/2008 8:41:09 AM PST by libstripper
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To: libstripper

Well, their sh— doesn’t stink.


2 posted on 01/13/2008 8:41:43 AM PST by Larry Lucido (Hunter 2008)
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To: libstripper
....while their adherence to the green cause is mostly limited to small gestures.

Liberals are poseurs? I'm shocked, I tell you! 

3 posted on 01/13/2008 8:45:29 AM PST by JoJo Gunn (Help control the Leftist population. Have them spayed or neutered. )
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To: libstripper

BTTT


4 posted on 01/13/2008 8:47:05 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: libstripper

That third line should read “They have a keen FINANCIAL interest in green issues”.


5 posted on 01/13/2008 8:56:39 AM PST by printhead
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To: libstripper

Common communist tactic impose rules on the masses to keep them from enjoying the practices reserved for the ruling class. Hollywood hypocrites are the worse practitioners. Virtually all are major participants of the practices they demean.


6 posted on 01/13/2008 9:01:25 AM PST by ontap (Just another backstabbing conservative)
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To: libstripper

I’m green only because I don’t own a car.

When I do own one, I hope the car has a pair.


7 posted on 01/13/2008 9:01:28 AM PST by wastedyears (This is my BOOMSTICK)
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To: libstripper
This is also a group with high divorce rates that are coupled with shared custody.

They will maintain two separate homes, often so far apart that child visitation necessitates frequent transcontinetal flights or long car trips.

Meanwhile, the evil family down the road that buys the cheaper detergent maintains only one residence, takes maybe one flight per year and drives only on short, local trips.

8 posted on 01/13/2008 9:21:30 AM PST by wideawake (Ron Paul and his newsletters: The Milli Vanilli of the New Millenium)
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To: libstripper
No surprise to me!

My wife and I bought a gorgeous tract of pristine wilderness, covered with old-growth forest--breathtakingly beautiful--home to countless wild animals.

We cared for it, protected it, hoped to keep it in its pristine beauty forever. We are vegetarians, recycle faithfully, are very careful about not polluting anything, banned hunting and fishing on the property.

When the "envoronmentalists" got through with us, it was a desert. It is now.

They forced us, through their incessant regulations, interference, intimidation, obstruction, self-righteous malevolence, et al.--to sell it to developers--at a HUGE profit. We were heartbroken. I almost wept. I almost do now, just thinking about it.

What happened to the wildlife I do not know. I suppose they're now roadkill or have been hunted down.

These nazis have little interest in "the environment". What they want is CONTROL!!!

What they want is to be BIG SHOTS!

That's the Left for you. I have absolutely no respect for those people--only contempt.

9 posted on 01/13/2008 9:23:41 AM PST by Savage Beast ("History is not just cruel. It is witty." ~Charles Krauthammer)
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To: wastedyears
I’m green only because I don’t own a car. When I do own one, I hope the car has a pair.


10 posted on 01/13/2008 9:25:36 AM PST by GovernmentIsTheProblem (We are not to expect to be translated from despotism to liberty in a featherbed. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Larry Lucido
Al Gore is the leader! 5 houses 1 family, limo to and from, flying all over the world. HIPOCRITES ALL OF THEM
11 posted on 01/13/2008 9:27:26 AM PST by ronnie raygun (Id rather be hunting with dick than driving with ted)
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To: All

Laws and regulations are just for the little people, don’t you know?


12 posted on 01/13/2008 9:29:47 AM PST by LongTimeMILurker
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To: libstripper

What galls me is that no one points out the utter hypocrisy of the likes of Al Gore, RFK, Jr. and the Hollywood lefties. They dare to lecture the rest of us about saving the planet by living in eco-friendly cracker box homes, giving up our cars and even rationing the amount of toilet paper to use while they live in energy hog mansions, drive SUVs and ride in limos and think nothing of taking private jet trips around the world.


13 posted on 01/13/2008 9:50:56 AM PST by The Great RJ ("Mir we bleiwen wat mir sin" or "We want to remain what we are." ..Luxembourg motto)
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To: libstripper
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Ohh WOE is me... whys everybody pickin on me???
14 posted on 01/13/2008 10:16:33 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: libstripper
This is particfularly true of your censorious and self-righteous neighbor
who's a Sierra Club member.


Around 1993 while in grad school, I proposed the idea of
simply going totally to a digital format for MS and PhD theses.
The professor, the sponsor of the campus chapter of The Sierra Club
said "but, we've always used the bound paper format for theses!"

I had to restrain myself from asking how many more trees had
to die before the conversion to full digital was made.
15 posted on 01/13/2008 10:30:40 AM PST by VOA
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To: The Great RJ

“What galls me is that no one points out the utter hypocrisy of
the likes of Al Gore, RFK, Jr. and the Hollywood lefties.”

With at least one notable exception.
The book (amazon site URL below) is a h-ll of a fun read.
The major liberal hypocrites get b-tch-slapped (aka, the truth
about them is documented).
Among those that get exposed as true hypocrites are Teddy Kennedy
(family in the oil bidness; stopping windfarms off Martha’s Vineyard),
Ralph Nader (and his exploited workforce), Noam Chomsky and Michael
Moore (astute in building personal fortunes), etc., etc.

Do As I Say (Not As I Do): Profiles in Liberal Hypocrisy
by Peter Schweizer

http://www.amazon.com/Do-As-Say-Not-Hypocrisy/dp/0767919025/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1200249165&sr=1-1


16 posted on 01/13/2008 10:43:09 AM PST by VOA
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To: Chode

Although I don’t have a link/citation for it...
IIRC, when Al Gore III had his most recent arrest (doing over 100mph
in a Toyota Prius)...
I heard on radio that his sister arrived to pick him up after he’d
bailed out.
And sister was driving a Maserati (Quattroporte?).


17 posted on 01/13/2008 10:45:29 AM PST by VOA
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To: LongTimeMILurker

Why am I not surprised. The whole movement is filled with an almost religous arrogance. The followers of this cult are almost as anoying as the Hari-Krisna people.


18 posted on 01/13/2008 10:48:25 AM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: VOA
Image hosted by Photobucket.com why am i NOT surprised???
19 posted on 01/13/2008 10:55:18 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: libstripper


Martins: Have you ever seen any of your victims?
Harry Lime: You know, I never feel comfortable on these sort of things. Victims? Don’t be melodramatic. Look down there. Tell me. Would you really feel any pity if one of those dots stopped moving forever? If I offered you twenty thousand pounds for every dot that stopped, would you really, old man, tell me to keep my money, or would you calculate how many dots you could afford to spare? Free of income tax, old man. Free of income tax - the only way you can save money nowadays.

< snip>


Harry Lime: Don’t be so gloomy. After all it’s not that awful. Like the fella says, in Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love - they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock. So long Holly.


20 posted on 01/13/2008 11:05:27 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Being an idealist excuses nothing. Hitler was an idealist.)
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To: libstripper

That is so true here in the part of California that I live in. I am surrounded by SUV driving, environmentally sensitive, democrat voting hypocrites. Every one of them can give you some kind of justification of why THEY should be able to fly around the country on business or drive their giant polluting cars, but, of course, nobody else should.


21 posted on 01/13/2008 11:13:39 AM PST by Owl558 (Pardon my spelling)
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To: libstripper
It's OK, they're better than you and me. They care.
22 posted on 01/13/2008 11:15:34 AM PST by ozzymandus
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To: GovernmentIsTheProblem

LMFAO


23 posted on 01/13/2008 2:29:37 PM PST by wastedyears (This is my BOOMSTICK)
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