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Los Angeles school named after Al Gore
Los Angeles Times ^ | September 5, 2010 | By Howard Blume

Posted on 09/06/2010 7:05:25 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

He's the first vice president to have an L.A. school named after him, sharing the honor with author Rachel Carson. Fittingly, the campus will be devoted to environmental themes. But there's a catch.

The campus was built atop contaminated land.

School district officials insist that the Arlington Heights property is clean and safe. And they've pledged to check vapor monitors and groundwater wells to make sure.

"Renaming this terribly contaminated school after famous environmental advocates is an affront to the great work that these individuals have done to protect the public's health from harm," an environmental coalition wrote in a letter to the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Construction crews were working at the campus up to the Labor Day weekend, replacing toxic soil with clean fill. All told, workers removed dirt from two 3,800-square-foot plots to a depth of 45 feet, space enough to hold a four-story building. The soil had contained more than a dozen underground storage tanks serving light industrial businesses.

Additional contamination may have come from the underground tanks of an adjacent gas station. A barrier will stretch 45 feet down from ground level to limit future possible fuel leakage.

An oil well operates across the street, but officials said they've found no associated risks. Like many local campuses, this school also sits above an oil field, but no oil field-related methane has been detected.

Groundwater about 45 feet below the surface remains contaminated but also poses no risk, officials said.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: algore; hoax; lausd; lockbox; runslikeagirl


1 posted on 09/06/2010 7:05:26 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The Al Gore school for the criminally insane opens in Los Angleas.
2 posted on 09/06/2010 7:06:37 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (The problem with Socialism is sooner or later you run out of other people's money. Lady Thatcher)
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To: MNJohnnie

The right name for just the right school built in exactly the right place.


3 posted on 09/06/2010 7:08:53 AM PDT by benewton (I)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

actually a very fitting placement for a school intended to spew out another generation of enviro-hypocrits.


4 posted on 09/06/2010 7:09:15 AM PDT by ghost of nixon
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To: MNJohnnie

How fitting that the children whose minds will be poisoned by Algore’s dangerous ideas will be situated on top of a toxic waste dump. You can’t make this stuff up.....


6 posted on 09/06/2010 7:09:30 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The schools sports team will be know as: “The crazed sex poodles”


7 posted on 09/06/2010 7:09:47 AM PDT by Dan Cooper
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

>>He’s the first vice president to have an L.A. school named after him, sharing the honor with author Rachel Carson<<

And here I didn’t even know Rachel Carson was Vice President.

(L.A. Times can’t even get grammar right, much less facts).


8 posted on 09/06/2010 7:10:00 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Either we have principles or we are just liberals following the winds a bit starboard...)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Does the school provide massages when whackjob Gore shows up to glow in his own ego?


9 posted on 09/06/2010 7:11:00 AM PDT by john drake (Roman military maxim; "oderint dum metuant," i.e., "let them hate, as long as they fear.")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I just think it is wrong to name public buildings after living people.

It reeks of politics.

The only exception I can see is when people actually pay for the privilage. But we all know public money is taken from the taxpayer to build these things, although with the size of Al Gore’s wallet he could build his own state.


10 posted on 09/06/2010 7:11:06 AM PDT by I still care (I believe in the universality of freedom -George Bush, asked if he regrets going to war.)
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To: Dan Cooper

How about the “Fighting Landfills.”


11 posted on 09/06/2010 7:11:25 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Carson and Gore are both liars.

Carson’s campaign against DDT killed millions of people.


12 posted on 09/06/2010 7:11:36 AM PDT by Kansas58
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To: MNJohnnie

*ultrasigh*


13 posted on 09/06/2010 7:11:48 AM PDT by therightliveswithus
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Fittingly, the campus will be devoted to environmental themes. But there's a catch. The campus was built atop contaminated land.

You know, I was going to oppose this, but that really IS a fitting tribute to Gore: environmental themes built atop contaminated LOGIC and poisonous tactics.

14 posted on 09/06/2010 7:13:13 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: MNJohnnie

Public Buildings should be allowed to be named after politicians only posthumously.


15 posted on 09/06/2010 7:15:09 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (TV News is an oxymoron. MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Low standards. Next on the name list: “Pee Wee Herman High School.”


16 posted on 09/06/2010 7:18:36 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Is the school named “Man-Bear-Pig”?


17 posted on 09/06/2010 7:18:43 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

>>How about the “Fighting Landfills.”<<

The Toxic Shuckters


18 posted on 09/06/2010 7:19:02 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Either we have principles or we are just liberals following the winds a bit starboard...)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The science wing will be filled with fiction books.


19 posted on 09/06/2010 7:19:50 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Does the school have a massage parlor too?


20 posted on 09/06/2010 7:20:20 AM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The algore high school and massage parlor...


21 posted on 09/06/2010 7:20:40 AM PDT by FrankR (It doesn't matter what they call us, only what we answer to....)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
when i was a union carpenter i spent a year on a school with an aquatic theme, if you can believe that.

today the place is a retard factory, but the fifty $8k/ea round windows look the bomb.

22 posted on 09/06/2010 7:24:08 AM PDT by mmercier (i think not, therefore i am not)
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To: SERKIT
Is the school named “Man-Bear-Pig”?

lol, that's the name of the sports teams at the school....their fight song will be "Cry, cry, cry- Man-Bear-Pig- cry" and their chant: "We are going to Whine this"

23 posted on 09/06/2010 7:25:49 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Any school named after the Holy Warmer Al Gore has got to be named “St. Deceiveus.”


24 posted on 09/06/2010 7:27:58 AM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality: Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: libertarian27

I think the name of the school is “Fat Slob With Minimal Intellect and No Integrity Algore School for Liberal Losers.” I think I read that somewhere on the internet. Also, it said that students get free massages there.


25 posted on 09/06/2010 7:29:50 AM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: windcliff

Is it a massage school?


26 posted on 09/06/2010 7:32:04 AM PDT by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: Keith in Iowa
Public Buildings should be allowed to be named after politicians only posthumously.

Wellll...OK, Nancy!

Reminds me of a joke about two hunters in which the punchline is "OK, he's dead, now what?"

27 posted on 09/06/2010 7:32:14 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
They should name it BEAR-MAN-PIG CENTRAL

Al Gore's new Montecito, CA Estate - $9,900,000


28 posted on 09/06/2010 7:32:44 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("Victory or Death" - George Washington's rallying cry at the Battle of Trenton)
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To: Iron Munro

The cypress trees are a nice touch. Not.


29 posted on 09/06/2010 7:34:07 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Trash High


30 posted on 09/06/2010 7:38:26 AM PDT by shove_it (have a nice day)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Only Apple computers will be allowed in iGore’s school.


31 posted on 09/06/2010 7:38:36 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (King: "I have a dream"...Sharpton: "I want a check")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

There IS a God!


32 posted on 09/06/2010 7:45:05 AM PDT by smokingfrog (freerepublic.com - Thanks JimRob! The flags are back! - 8/17/2010.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Someone sure has a crazy sense of humor-—
Building a namesake Al Gore school on this kind of property.

With declining school enrollments, why are they building anything at all?


33 posted on 09/06/2010 7:56:04 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It was gonna be called LA LA LAND School - but as a result of a typo, it will now be called The AL Landfill Re-education Center.


34 posted on 09/06/2010 7:56:20 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter -God's redemption)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

“INTERNET HIGH”


35 posted on 09/06/2010 8:00:59 AM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

There are too many high schools named after politicians. Just once, I would like to see a school named after an inventor, say Thomas Edison, Philo Farnsworth, or Joseph Carl Robnett Licklider , who really did invent the Internet.


36 posted on 09/06/2010 8:01:08 AM PDT by jmcenanly
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It it called “Happy Ending”?


37 posted on 09/06/2010 8:02:59 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: MNJohnnie

This is timely because I just dedicated one of my toilets as the algore green toilet.


38 posted on 09/06/2010 8:10:54 AM PDT by richardtavor
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To: Kansas58

Which was it’s intended purpose. Kill 2/3rds of the population—that is the liberal social engineering motto.


39 posted on 09/06/2010 8:14:35 AM PDT by richardtavor
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To: MNJohnnie

Makes perfect sense. LA schools don’t educate. So why not name a school after someone who hasn’t learned a thing in his life, except to lie, cheat and steal.


40 posted on 09/06/2010 8:30:57 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: Kansas58

Carson’s campaign against DDT killed millions of people.

Continues to kill millions of people. Mostly the darker ones, so Carson and Gore could care less.


41 posted on 09/06/2010 8:44:15 AM PDT by 11Bush
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To: Eric in the Ozarks; Dan Cooper; Oldeconomybuyer

***The schools sports team will be know as: “The crazed sex poodles”***

***How about the “Fighting Landfills.”**

How about the TOXIC AVENGERS! Complete with the Toxic Avenger getup, tights and a ballet dress.;-D


42 posted on 09/06/2010 9:17:28 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar ( AKA Rodrigo de Bivar)
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To: benewton

It would have been more fitting to not build the school and name the toxic site after Al. I would recommend adding a lot of manure (BS), but that is organic.


43 posted on 09/06/2010 12:44:15 PM PDT by JimmyMc
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

SCHOOL MASCOT

44 posted on 09/06/2010 5:26:27 PM PDT by seawolf101
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