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Climate entrepreneurship
Waterbury Republican-American ^ | July 2, 2008 | Editorial

Posted on 07/02/2008 6:30:59 AM PDT by Graybeard58

After his unsuccessful presidential bid in 2000, Internet Al Gore pegged his net worth at about $1 million. Today, it's at least $100 million thanks to his global-warming rantings grounded in a consensus of warmists masquer- ading as scientists who are unable to prove a word of it.

But even as he and his acolytes fret about runaway warming and rail against Big Oil's "obscene profits," they refuse to admit the earth has cooled by 1 F since 1998. They also don't see oil companies are doing so well because the likes of Al Gore are choking off fossil-fuel supplies and thus making the industry much more profitable.

In 2007, he was stung by the inconvenient truth, revealed by the Tennessee Center for Policy Research, that his mansion in Nashville consumes more electricity in a month than the average U.S. household uses in a year. Since he's filthy rich, he was able to afford to install solar panels and a geothermal system. His mansion subsequen- tly won gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council and now consumes more than 10 percent more electricity. The average American household today uses 11,000 kwh a year; Internet Al's place? 213,000. Talk about a carbon footprint!

"A man's commitment to his beliefs is best measured by what he does behind the closed doors of his own home," said Drew Johnson, the center's president. "Al Gore is a hypocrite and a fraud when it comes to his commitment to the environment, judging by his home energy consumption. ... Gore's actions prove he views climate change not as a serious problem, but as a money-making opportunity. Gore is exploiting the public's concern about the environment to line his pockets and enhance his profile."

Well said.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: climatechange; environment; goe; gorewastesenergy

1 posted on 07/02/2008 6:30:59 AM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: ballplayer; warsaw44; Grizzled Bear; Tunehead54; G.Love; nothingnew; dcwusmc; Responsibility2nd; ...

Ping to a Republican-American Editorial.

If you want on or off this list, let me know.


2 posted on 07/02/2008 6:32:49 AM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: Graybeard58

Would this really pass muster with snopes? How can the guy green his house and wind up with a bigger bill? It makes no sense.


3 posted on 07/02/2008 6:33:14 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Only a Kennedy between us and tyranny.)
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To: Graybeard58

“warmist”

*snort*

...I like it!


4 posted on 07/02/2008 6:35:18 AM PDT by woollyone (100 rounds per week totals over 5000 rounds in a year. Just thought you'd want to know.)
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To: Graybeard58
I took a shot at Climate Entrepreneurship as well. Ebay refused to let me sell my Carbon Credit.

Ebay Thinks Carbon Credits Are BS

5 posted on 07/02/2008 6:35:38 AM PDT by tcostell (MOLON LABE - http://freenj.blogspot.com - RadioFree NJ)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
How can the guy green his house and wind up with a bigger bill?

Don't know but do know that Gore is a hypocrite.

Would this really pass muster with snopes?

Would Snopes publish anything negative about another leftist?

6 posted on 07/02/2008 6:37:00 AM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: Graybeard58

“Vice President Gore has written, in Earth in the Balance, that journalists should downplay scientific findings of ecological improvement because good news may dilute the public sense of anxiety.”

‘The Great Salmon Hoax’ by James Buchal 1998


7 posted on 07/02/2008 6:39:07 AM PDT by sasquatch
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

“How can the guy green his house and wind up with a bigger bill? It makes no sense.”

By using the same “Science” as that promoting Global Warming.


8 posted on 07/02/2008 6:42:45 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...call 'em what you will...They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
Would this really pass muster with snopes?

Do you dispute the data, which has been widely circulated. Gore has yet to deny the facts, which are available thru public records.

How can the guy green his house and wind up with a bigger bill? It makes no sense.

Of course it could make sense. Perhaps he and his family spent more time in the house than they did the preceeding year raising usage despite the costs being cheaper. Weather conditions from one year to the next could also explain increased usage. Maybe he added some new electrical appliances, equipment, etc. There are a lot of reasons to explain an increase in usage.

The point is that this guy lives in mansion that consumes far more than the average person's home. Yet, Gore continues to ask the average American to sacrifice to control global warming while he lives a lifestyle that is profligate in the use of energy. It is the definition of hypocrisy. Let them eat cake.

9 posted on 07/02/2008 6:45:14 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Graybeard58

Is this like slamming the dollar while being invested in gold stocks? As in Ron Paul?


10 posted on 07/02/2008 6:45:37 AM PDT by mission9 (It ain't bragging if you can do it.)
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To: kabar

I don’t “dispute” the data, I question it. And things widely circulated on the internet, and things not denied, are not necessarily so.
The whole thing is unbelievable. Gore is regularly globetrotting, who’d stay home when the world is waiting to adore him? How many people living in his house? Why did all that upgreening result in a bigger bill?
And why is it we can get Gore’s utility bill but not Obama’s birth records?
All rhetorical questions, I don’t really expect anyone to have actual answers.
(Just in case anyone thinks I’m defending Algore: not. There are plenty of ways to nail him for hypocrisy, the Original Sin among Democrats and adolescents everywhere. Needing to prove it is like needing to convince someone of the heliocentric model.)


11 posted on 07/02/2008 7:02:26 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Only a Kennedy between us and tyranny.)
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To: Graybeard58

Is there a fair and balanced snopes-like body out there?


12 posted on 07/02/2008 7:03:39 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Only a Kennedy between us and tyranny.)
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To: Graybeard58

Good for Al. He’s learned the game of capitalism and has profited quite nicely.


13 posted on 07/02/2008 7:13:42 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
I don’t “dispute” the data, I question it. And things widely circulated on the internet, and things not denied, are not necessarily so.

The Tennessee Center for Policy Research, a Nashville-based free market think tank and watchdog organization, obtained information about Gore’s home energy use through a public records request to the Nashville Electric Service.

If you still "question it," I suggest you call up the Center and go into the detail further. I, for one, do not question the data.

The whole thing is unbelievable. Gore is regularly globetrotting, who’d stay home when the world is waiting to adore him? How many people living in his house? Why did all that upgreening result in a bigger bill?

I gave you some possibilities. It is not "unbelievable."

(Just in case anyone thinks I’m defending Algore: not. There are plenty of ways to nail him for hypocrisy, the Original Sin among Democrats and adolescents everywhere. Needing to prove it is like needing to convince someone of the heliocentric model.)

I applaud the Tennessee Center for Policy Research for exposing Gore's hypocrisy in a way that the average person can relate to. Unfortunately, the majority of the American people believe in man-made global warming. And more importantly, the majority of Congress and the two current candidates for President believe it and want to implement cap and trade legislation, which will wreck our economy.

14 posted on 07/02/2008 7:17:09 AM PDT by kabar
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”Gore is a hypocrite and a fraud when it comes to his commitment to the environment, judging by his home energy consumption. ...

Every time I make this observation to a lib I get a similar reply; “But he’s a ‘messenger’ and therefore can not be criticized.” I’ll never understand this logic, but that’s how a lot of libs think/feel. Its like talking to a wall!

15 posted on 07/02/2008 7:19:51 AM PDT by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard)
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To: Graybeard58
”Gore is a hypocrite and a fraud when it comes to his commitment to the environment, judging by his home energy consumption. ...

Every time I make this observation to a lib I get a similar reply; “But he’s a ‘messenger’ and therefore can not be criticized.” I’ll never understand this logic, but that’s how a lot of libs think/feel. Its like talking to a wall!

16 posted on 07/02/2008 7:20:18 AM PDT by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard)
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To: Graybeard58; Defendingliberty; WL-law; Genesis defender; proud_yank; FrPR; enough_idiocy; ...
 




Beam me to Planet Gore !

17 posted on 07/02/2008 7:31:27 AM PDT by steelyourfaith
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To: kabar

Thanks for the link!


18 posted on 07/02/2008 7:33:16 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Only a Kennedy between us and tyranny.)
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To: ArchAngel1983
“But he’s a ‘messenger’ and therefore can not be criticized.”

That is the motivation behind limousine liberalism: deflect envy from the envy tortured masses. It's a strategy to keep their wealth and it works great for them. They pay lip service to raising taxes while doing everything to avoid them. Warren Buffet is a master at this. The left is fondly in love with him yet he does not donate much to the Democrats and despite being an advocate for higher death taxes has made arrangements not to pay a dime of them.

19 posted on 07/02/2008 8:00:29 AM PDT by Reeses (Leftism is powered by the evil force of envy.)
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To: Graybeard58

http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/gorehome.asp


20 posted on 07/02/2008 1:53:54 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s........you weren't really there)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

I don’t visit Snopes. Too liberal.


21 posted on 07/02/2008 2:06:09 PM PDT by Graybeard58
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