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Boldly Going Where No Greens Have Gone Before
WSJ ^ | Jan. 7, 2014 | By

Posted on 01/10/2014 6:47:17 PM PST by rey

If all goes according to plan, Hollywood icon Leonardo DiCaprio will blast into space aboard the maiden voyage of Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic spaceship sometime this year, opening up a new era of civilian space travel. This development might only be remarkable as the fulfillment of a dream long predicted by futurists and technophiles, were it not for the fact that Messrs. Branson and DiCaprio are prominent environmentalist celebrities who have warned of a coming ecological catastrophe if we fail to address our carbon problem.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: co2; dicaprio; environment; greens; leonardodicaprio; tragicaccident
Do as I say, not as I do.
1 posted on 01/10/2014 6:47:18 PM PST by rey
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To: rey

One way, I hope.


2 posted on 01/10/2014 6:49:24 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: rey
It would be a real shame if he burned up on reentry.
3 posted on 01/10/2014 6:55:54 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: rey

These guys like DiCaprio live in their own insulated bubble.

The activism, environment, animal rights etc.. Initially helps them get airhead women. It becomes self renewing over time.


4 posted on 01/10/2014 6:59:37 PM PST by ifinnegan
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To: rey

Virgin Galactic’s “spaceship” doesn’t reach orbit.


5 posted on 01/10/2014 7:02:32 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: rey

Deonardo Di Caprio is an actor. He may be attractive and skillful but he essentially makes his living pretending to be other people who have been imagined by writers. His hypocritical politically correct posturing is easily dismissed. However Richard Branson is a man of innovation and accomplishment. Needless to say reasonable people should disagree with his politics and public positions. Yet he is trying to do something creative and potentially very beneficial to mankind. The irony is that his politics and politically correct postures are essentially self inhibiting his project. It is doubtful he would have started Virgin Atlantic today if he followed his own reservations about burning jet fuel at high altitudes. “Green” restricts creativity progress and prosperity.


6 posted on 01/10/2014 7:06:26 PM PST by allendale
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To: allendale

I hope they fall out of the airlock


7 posted on 01/10/2014 7:07:01 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: rey
Hollywood icon Leonardo DiCaprio

That alone tells you how far Hollyweird has fallen since the heyday

8 posted on 01/10/2014 7:07:41 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: rey

Please take along ANY rapper and Justin Bieber with you, please! Should a disaster happen it would be for the betterment of mankind.


9 posted on 01/10/2014 7:14:31 PM PST by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

Exactly. If you want space tourism the Russians have sent one or two to the International Space Station for megabucks. You get to orbit the earth quite a bit with that tour package.


10 posted on 01/10/2014 7:15:14 PM PST by xp38
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To: diverteach

I would also add Lena Dunham, but then the ship would never be able to leave the ground.


11 posted on 01/10/2014 7:16:35 PM PST by RugerMini14
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Or exploded on the launch pad.... Just sayin’


12 posted on 01/10/2014 7:23:14 PM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: GeronL

Leonardo DiCaprio is a lunatic environmentalist and hypocrite. However, he is a damn good actor and seems to be getting better with experience. He has done marvelous work in many rolls. He also makes very good decisions as to which rolls he takes.


13 posted on 01/10/2014 7:25:52 PM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: rey

I hope DiCrapio stays out there. One less smart-ass Hollywood know-it-all.


14 posted on 01/10/2014 7:32:31 PM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: rey
If all goes according to plan, Hollywood icon Leonardo DiCaprio will blast into space aboard the maiden voyage of Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic spaceship sometime this year, opening up a new era of civilian space travel.

Excellent! Are they bringing him back?

15 posted on 01/10/2014 7:35:52 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: rey

We should start a petition on Whithouse.gov demanding Leo personally plant the proper amount of trees...er indulgences to offset the carbon that rocket pumps into the atmosphere.

Fair is fair.


16 posted on 01/10/2014 7:51:51 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart

Oh...and on land he personally ‘owns’.


17 posted on 01/10/2014 7:53:40 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Bullish
May he have an interesting ride.
18 posted on 01/10/2014 8:00:45 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: rey

Perhaps he’ll throw the start switch on Elysium. Wouldn’t it be great to put all our “progressives” into orbit and leave conservatives “trapped” on earth?


19 posted on 01/10/2014 8:55:50 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: rey

These morons want to fight some REAL global warming we should move them one way to Venus....

The Conservatives shall take all of Jupiter’s moons... Except Europa... Attempt no landings there...


20 posted on 01/10/2014 8:56:46 PM PST by GraceG
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To: Norm Lenhart

21 posted on 01/10/2014 8:58:12 PM PST by GraceG
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To: GraceG

Oh that is SO saved for later use ;)


22 posted on 01/10/2014 8:59:27 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Jim from C-Town

Too bad he didn’t take his character’s note re The Aviator: “You don’t worry about money because you’ve always had it.”


23 posted on 01/11/2014 7:01:17 AM PST by onedoug
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