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Al Gore is criticised for lining his own pockets after 3,300-per-minute green speech
Daily Mail ^ | 12/08/07 | NATHAN KAY

Posted on 12/08/2007 3:42:58 PM PST by melt

Al Gore has come under fire for making personal gain from his mission to save the planet – after charging £3,300 a minute to deliver a poorly received speech.

The former American Vice-President was also accused of being "precious" at the London event, demanding his own VIP room and ejecting journalists, despite hopes the star-studded gathering would generate publicity for the fight against global warming.

Many of the audience at last month's Fortune Forum summit were restless as Mr Gore, who has won both a Nobel Peace Prize and an Oscar for his campaigning work this year, delivered the half-hour speech that netted him £100,000.

The glittering fundraiser was held in The Royal Courts of Justice and attracted world leaders, entrepreneurs and celebrity activists including Bob Geldof, Darryl Hannah and Jerry Hall, who was there as "a Special Ambassador of The Alliance for a New Humanity". Guests had paid between £1,000 and £50,000 to attend.

But a source told The Mail on Sunday: "Many guests looked tired and began to talk among themselves during his speech. Heads began to twitch with tiredness.

"Al uses his position for great personal gain. He goes from event to event delivering a similar speech, earning a large fee, and a lot of the time he doesn't actually inform the audience.

"He refused to speak to journalists and security would usher away VIP guests and the Press.

"He was being very precious and demanded his own VIP room before the event, where he held his own exclusive reception.

"The other guests were cut off. It was very clear that many guests were disappointed by this."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: agw; albore; algore; carbon; envirohypocrites; greed; greenpropaganda; hoax; hypocrisy; limousineliberals; thecolorofmoney; willlieformoney
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To: Graybeard58
"...the 4k a minute is simply a crime"...

£3,300 a minute? Isn't the £ now equal to roughly two dollars? That's ~$6,600 per minute.

81 posted on 12/09/2007 5:31:25 AM PST by Does so (...against all enemies, DOMESTIC and foreign...)
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To: potlatch

: ))

...and thanks for the ping!

82 posted on 12/09/2007 9:18:40 PM PST by Seadog Bytes (OPM - The Liberal 'solution' to every societal problem. (Other People's Money))
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To: 353FMG
He was only a VP at one time. What makes him a scientist now?

The same morons that made a software engineer out of him when he "invented" the Internet.

83 posted on 12/09/2007 9:24:24 PM PST by Lizavetta ( Politicians: When they're speaking, they're lying - when they're not speaking, they're stealing.)
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To: LibFreeOrDie; melt
He probably avoids tax by donating the money to the Alliance, then giving it back to himself as salary. Hey, I bet the Alliance pays much of his travel expenses!

Didn’t he own the carbon credit company he buys credits from?

85 posted on 12/10/2007 12:45:50 PM PST by DBrow
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To: melt

86 posted on 12/10/2007 12:49:52 PM PST by Mad Dawgg ("`Eddies,' said Ford, `in the space-time continuum.' `Ah,' nodded Arthur, `is he? Is he?'")
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To: melt

Who’d have guessed that Al would turn out to be a bigger con artist than Bill?

87 posted on 12/10/2007 12:51:35 PM PST by ryan71
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To: melt
2001: Disgrace Odyssey (flash presentation)

88 posted on 12/12/2007 3:30:48 PM PST by Fitzcarraldo
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To: Defendingliberty; WL-law

~~Anthropogenic Global Warming ™ ping~~

89 posted on 12/31/2007 9:21:00 PM PST by Beowulf
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