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Harrison Ford slammed for 'unnecessary' flights
Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | February 24, 2010 | P-I/New Media

Posted on 02/25/2010 12:50:03 PM PST by EveningStar

Environmental activists have blasted Harrison Ford for making "unnecessary" trips by air, following revelations he once made a jet journey to buy a cheeseburger.

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.seattlepi.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: aviation; carbonfootprint; carbonfootprintcom; environmentalism; environmentalwackos; harrisonford; treehuggers
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1 posted on 02/25/2010 12:50:03 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Now if that was an “In and Out” burger, it was well worth it.


2 posted on 02/25/2010 12:51:14 PM PST by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: muawiyah
Now if that was an “In and Out” burger, it was well worth it.

Agreed 1000%.

3 posted on 02/25/2010 12:52:03 PM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: EveningStar

WHY aren’t they talking to Queen Nancy??? HER carbon footprint is huge - not to mention what it costs us taxpayers!


4 posted on 02/25/2010 12:52:03 PM PST by RebelTXRose
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To: EveningStar

And there was that helicopter trip over to Martha’s Vineyard just to have lunch with Sabrina...


5 posted on 02/25/2010 12:52:27 PM PST by Corin Stormhands (Honk if you love Jesus. Text if you want to meet Him.)
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To: EveningStar

Indy was looking for antiquities


6 posted on 02/25/2010 12:52:39 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: EveningStar

For those that might not know, Harrison Ford is the head of the Young Eagles program, designed to give youngsters free flights to help them perhaps focus on aviation as a career. He has flown countless flights and is heavily involved in the national program.


7 posted on 02/25/2010 12:52:41 PM PST by CodeToad
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To: Slings and Arrows; Borges

ping


8 posted on 02/25/2010 12:52:59 PM PST by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: EveningStar

9 posted on 02/25/2010 12:53:50 PM PST by HighlyOpinionated (He has refused his Assent to Laws. He has erected a multitude of New Offices. Who? Obama!)
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To: muawiyah

How about a Big Kauna Burger? Hmmmm-Hmmmmmm That is a tasty burger!

10 posted on 02/25/2010 12:53:58 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (We're all heading toward red revolution - we just disagree on which type of Red we want.)
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To: EveningStar
I love it when leftists whack-jobs eat each other. More, more.

If I had the money, I'd pay a helicopter to hover above my home to help my clothes-line laundry dry faster, just to see the enviro-whack-jobs wet themselves.

11 posted on 02/25/2010 12:54:18 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: EveningStar

serves this Lib right.

Mr. Big Obama supporter deserves what he gets.


12 posted on 02/25/2010 12:54:34 PM PST by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: ClearCase_guy

I dropped an “h” in my Kahuna. I hate it when that happens.


13 posted on 02/25/2010 12:54:46 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (We're all heading toward red revolution - we just disagree on which type of Red we want.)
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To: CodeToad

I have made more than one flight in search of a $100 hamburger. Found it every time, too.


14 posted on 02/25/2010 12:54:52 PM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: EveningStar

He earned the money and he can spend it on whatever he wants, wherever he wants it and however he wants it.

It’s nobody’s damned business what he does with it. Period.


15 posted on 02/25/2010 12:55:11 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (The liberals are asking us to give Obama more time. Is 25 to life enough?)
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To: RebelTXRose
WHY aren’t they talking to Queen Nancy??? HER carbon footprint is huge - not to mention what it costs us taxpayers!

Exactly! No one has a carbon footprint bigger than botox beyoootch.

16 posted on 02/25/2010 12:55:48 PM PST by OafOfOffice (W.C:Socialism:Philosophy of failure,creed of ignorance,gospel of envy,the equal sharing of misery)
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To: EveningStar
"GET OFF MY PLANE!"
17 posted on 02/25/2010 12:55:52 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: EveningStar
Indy has to get around:


18 posted on 02/25/2010 12:55:58 PM PST by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: EveningStar

19 posted on 02/25/2010 12:56:05 PM PST by dennisw (It all comes 'round again --Fairport)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Hamburgers - The cornerstone of any nutritious breakfast.


20 posted on 02/25/2010 12:56:30 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: EveningStar; Revolting cat!
It's all that hot doggin'...


21 posted on 02/25/2010 12:57:21 PM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: RebelTXRose
WHY aren’t they talking to Queen Nancy???

..because they know Nanzi will push their agenda

22 posted on 02/25/2010 12:57:22 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: EveningStar

don’t know what his politics are... (and that’s the way I loke it) but He seems to be a good neighbor. He has been know to take his helicopter up on search and rescue missions.


23 posted on 02/25/2010 12:57:43 PM PST by lack-of-trust
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To: RebelTXRose
WHY aren’t they talking to Queen Nancy??? HER carbon footprint is huge - not to mention what it costs us taxpayers!

More Americans know who Harrison Ford is.

24 posted on 02/25/2010 12:58:09 PM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: Paleo Conservative; Tijeras_Slim; FireTrack; Pukin Dog; citabria; B Knotts; kilowhskey; ...

Aviation ping


25 posted on 02/25/2010 12:58:12 PM PST by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: pnh102
That was lunch this past Sunday....couldn't pass the place by.


26 posted on 02/25/2010 12:58:20 PM PST by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: Vaquero

Was he an O supporter?


27 posted on 02/25/2010 12:58:43 PM PST by WomBom (I wonder if my gear is down? We would have touched by now.......Right?)
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To: reagan_fanatic

**He earned the money and he can spend it on whatever he wants, wherever he wants it and however he wants it.**

DITTO ... but you have to admit it’s MORE Fun watching the EnviroWeenies trying to EAT THEIR OWN.


28 posted on 02/25/2010 12:59:23 PM PST by gwilhelm56 (OBAMA ... Orwell's 1984 was a WARNING ... NOT a TEXTBOOK!!!)
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To: Scotsman will be Free

Amen brother. I remember when the $100 hamburger was only $100.


29 posted on 02/25/2010 12:59:31 PM PST by Pajama Blogger
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To: reagan_fanatic

Well said! Seems I remember his “evil” helicopter flying resulted in the rescue of a lost Boy Scout too.


30 posted on 02/25/2010 12:59:43 PM PST by optiguy (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.----- Ronald Reagan)
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To: ErnBatavia

Yum.... I had a 3x3 for lunch one day last week. Oh, the cheesy, meaty goodness...

And their fries are to die for.


31 posted on 02/25/2010 1:00:25 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Progressive rock - GOOD. Progressive politics - BAD.)
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To: pnh102; muawiyah
Now if that was an “In and Out” burger, it was well worth it. Agreed 1000%.

Include me in - for a Double-Double!

32 posted on 02/25/2010 1:00:47 PM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: lack-of-trust

Harrison Ford is certainly no stranger to assuming the role of a hero. From Han Solo to Indiana Jones, Ford has created some of the most memorable and likeable heroes ever to appear on the big screen. Lately, however, Ford has been called upon to test his real-life valor, his flying skills in particular, in order to rescue people in the Rocky Mountains near his home in Jackson, Wyoming.

Ford, a part-time Jackson resident who routinely offers his flying skills and helicopter for rescue missions, joined a search for a missing Utah Boy Scout who had wandered off a trail Monday and spent a cold night alone in the secluded forest, said the Teton County Sheriff’s Office in Wyoming. After two hours of searching, Ford and another rescuer found 13-year-old Cody Clawson, about 10 miles from a Boy Scout camp at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. He landed nearby to whisk the soggy, cold, tired and hungry scout to safety.

This was not the first time that Ford has participated in a successful rescue mission. Last July, he plucked an Idaho Falls, Idaho, hiker off 11,106-foot Table Mountain in Teton County. Megan Freeman climbed the mountain, but altitude sickness and dehydration left her ill and unable to climb down. Ford picked her up and flew her to a nearby hospital. Harrison Ford: a favorite on the screen and off.
By Buzzle Staff and Agencies
Published: 7/11/2001


33 posted on 02/25/2010 1:01:36 PM PST by lack-of-trust
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To: Rummyfan

I wuz only in LA once,just this past December..... Had a Habit Burger....

Tasty!!

Wish they had those places on the East Coast!


34 posted on 02/25/2010 1:02:18 PM PST by WomBom (I wonder if my gear is down? We would have touched by now.......Right?)
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To: CodeToad
For those that might not know, Harrison Ford is the head of the Young Eagles program, designed to give youngsters free flights to help them perhaps focus on aviation as a career. He has flown countless flights and is heavily involved in the national program.

Great. But I don't want to hear anything out of his mouth about environmentalism, or how the rest of us should cut back.

35 posted on 02/25/2010 1:02:32 PM PST by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: EveningStar

Do they slam Al Gore-bechev for all his unnecessary jet trips? At least when Harrison goes on a sky ride it pays many salaries and supports an Airline. Do they dress down the POTUS for using AFI for a date night in NYC? Gore-bechev owns his own plane. You and I pay for AFI. I wonder where Ford went for that cheeseburger? It must have been something else!


36 posted on 02/25/2010 1:02:37 PM PST by Paperdoll ( On the cutting edge)
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To: lack-of-trust

Feb 12, 2010 ... Indiana Jones star Harrison Ford used his own plane to fly medical volunteers and supplies to Haiti.
www.dailymail.co.uk/.../Indiana-Jones-rescue—Harrison-Ford-flies-plane-bring-smile-children-Haiti.html

... now I’m riled up and want to slap a hippy!


37 posted on 02/25/2010 1:03:01 PM PST by lack-of-trust
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To: WomBom
Was he an O supporter?

If he's spending his money, it doesn't matter.

If he's spending taxpayers' money, then I would care.

38 posted on 02/25/2010 1:03:11 PM PST by hattend (The era of John McCain is over, the era of Ronald Reagan is back! Go Sarah Go!)
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To: Moonman62

“But I don’t want to hear anything out of his mouth about environmentalism”

This acrticle wasn’t about that.


39 posted on 02/25/2010 1:04:48 PM PST by CodeToad
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To: EveningStar

I’ve always like him, but the earrings ahve got to go.
Ridiculous.


40 posted on 02/25/2010 1:05:31 PM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: EveningStar

Hey, but the fool drives a Toyoda Pious!


41 posted on 02/25/2010 1:06:09 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: EveningStar

This is a UK website reporting Harrison. How much you wanna bet we find Al Gore behind them? His hedge fund is in Europe. Basically they want good ol’ Harrison to ante up some and pay for some carbon credits. I mean if he can afford to fly for a cheeseburger he can be the first fool to pay us some blackmail/hush money. Looks like wifey of the website owner is talking head.

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42 posted on 02/25/2010 1:06:32 PM PST by OafOfOffice (W.C:Socialism:Philosophy of failure,creed of ignorance,gospel of envy,the equal sharing of misery)
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To: WomBom
it didnt say but here is this:

Political views
Like his parents, Ford is a lifelong Democrat, and a close friend of former President Bill Clinton.

On September 7, 1995, Ford testified before Congress in support of the Dalai Lama and an independent Tibet. In 2008, he narrated the documentary Dalai Lama Renaissance.

In 2003 he publicly condemned the Iraq War, and called for “regime change” in the United States. He also criticized Hollywood for making violent movies, and called for more gun control in the United States. He opposed the recall of Californian Governor Gray Davis, and stated in an interview that replacing Davis with Arnold Schwarzenegger would be a mistake.

43 posted on 02/25/2010 1:06:35 PM PST by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: hattend

If he’s spending his money, he’s a Republican.

If he’s spending taxpayers’ money, he’s a Democrat.


44 posted on 02/25/2010 1:06:42 PM PST by whitedog57
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To: CodeToad

I mean never, before and after the article inclusive.


45 posted on 02/25/2010 1:06:57 PM PST by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: hattend

Not what I meant.....

I don’t think he sounds like a lib..... don’t know his politics.

I have never heard anything attibuted to him that was way left.... Kinda pay attention because of the aviation thang....

Personally, I hope he takes the bird out everyday and punches holes in the sky... I do it as often as possible.


46 posted on 02/25/2010 1:07:04 PM PST by WomBom (I wonder if my gear is down? We would have touched by now.......Right?)
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To: reagan_fanatic
Not the fist time he's used his helicopter to rescue someone
47 posted on 02/25/2010 1:07:08 PM PST by optiguy (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.----- Ronald Reagan)
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To: EveningStar

I don’t know why conservatives even rise to the argument about CO2 emissions.

CO2 is PLANT FOOD; then the plant gives us oxygen. Where is the problem?

If anyone took the time to look up what percentage of the atmosphere is CO2; even if it were doubled it would be insignificant.


48 posted on 02/25/2010 1:07:56 PM PST by burroak
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To: EveningStar

My bad! I should have read the entire article before posting. How Harrison Ford gets his hamburgers is no one’s business. He is a private citizen and pays his own way!


49 posted on 02/25/2010 1:08:51 PM PST by Paperdoll ( On the cutting edge)
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To: lack-of-trust
This was not the first time that Ford has participated in a successful rescue mission. Last July, he plucked an Idaho Falls, Idaho, hiker off 11,106-foot Table Mountain in Teton County. Megan Freeman climbed the mountain, but altitude sickness and dehydration left her ill and unable to climb down. Ford picked her up and flew her to a nearby hospital. Harrison Ford: a favorite on the screen and off. By Buzzle Staff and Agencies Published: 7/11/2001

WOW!! I did not know that!

50 posted on 02/25/2010 1:09:10 PM PST by OafOfOffice (W.C:Socialism:Philosophy of failure,creed of ignorance,gospel of envy,the equal sharing of misery)
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