Skip to comments.Al Gore is criticised for lining his own pockets after £3,300-per-minute green speech
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."
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
Just a good in depth investigation into the money he inherited/now gets from "Oxy" oil would go a long ways towards the duplicity of the evil/ignorant man...
"... report reveals just how deep Al Gore's roots go into pro-Russian soil, starting with his father, the late Sen. Albert Gore Sr.'s strong ties to Armand Hammer, and continuing with the blatantly pro-Russian No. 2 man in the Clinton-Gore State Department,"
"Pressure is mounting on Vice President Al Gore to tell the complete truth about his family's relationship with Occidental Petroleum and its late chairman, Soviet agent Armand Hammer"
" Moran reported: "After Gore's late father left the U.S. Senate, he was named to the board of Occidental. Financial records show the Vice President is the executor of his father's estate, which holds as much as $500,000 worth of Occidental stock. That means Gore could ultimately benefit from the company's operations in Colombia. Plus, Occidental is a major Democratic Party donor, giving nearly $500,000 in soft money since 1992."
"Andrés Sandi Mucushua, a tribal representative, said: "My people are sick and dying because of Oxy. The water in our streams is not fit to drink and we can no longer eat the fish in our rivers or the animals in our forests."
Occidental started drilling for oil in 1971. By 1975 field 1AB was the largest onshore oil field in Peru, with 230 wells producing 115,000 barrels of crude oil a day - 42% of the nation's oil production.
Occidental sold its concession for the area to the Argentinian Pluspetrol in 2000. But the Achuar argue that Occidental is responsible not only for what it did over 30 years but also for setting up the systems that continue to pollute the area. A report released last week claimed that Occidental dumped "an average of 850,000 barrels per day of toxic oil by-products ... directly into rivers and streams used by the Achuar for drinking, bathing, washing and fishing, totalling approximately 9bn barrels over 30 years". The report, compiled by environmental and human rights groups in the US and Peru, states that Occidental "knowingly employed out-of-date practices ... and used methods long outlawed in the US, and in violation of Peruvian law".
"Occidental Petroleum, a U.S. based petroleum company, has had its sights set on the 1.5 billion oil barrels that lie beneath the ground in the Samoré Block (the name for the entire cloudforest region within which the Uwa territory lies) since the early 1990s. The oil companys history is linked to human rights violations and environmental destruction. Occidental (or Oxy as it is commonly referred to) was the parent company of Hooker Chemical, which is the company responsible for the Love Canal disaster... near Niagra Falls, ...
More recently, Oxy has set up an oil pipeline north of Uwa territory in the Arauca region, which has been responsible for the displacement of many native people and rendered the water in the region too polluted for human consumption (www.ran.org).
Oxy began exploring the Samore block region in 1992 and in 1995 they were granted an Environmental License from the Ministry of the Environment. At this point, the only barrier to Oxys financial gain was the Uwa peoples resistance and the resistance of other local, national and international grassroots environmental and indigenous rights activists.
The implications that drilling have for the environment have been well documented and include pollution of the air, waterways, and soil, death of wildlife, land degradation, and climate changes ...
OR - simply look at the difference between Gore's 26,000 sg! mansion and Bush's Ranch...
Bush's Ranch House 'Far More Eco-Friendly' Than Gore's
"the president's 4,000-square-foot single-story limestone house in Crawford as an "eco-friendly haven."
"Wastewater from showers, sinks and toilets goes into purifying tanks underground -- one tank for water from showers and bathroom sinks, which is so-called 'gray water,' and one tank for 'black water' from the kitchen sink and toilets," it said. "The purified water is funneled to the cistern with the rainwater."
In addition, "the Bushes installed a geothermal heating and cooling system, which uses about 25 percent of the electricity that traditional heating and air-conditioning systems consume."
"Gore's mansion (26,000 sq ft) in Nashville "consumes more electricity every month than the average American household uses in an entire year."
Gores' excuse? - Gore and his wife, Tipper, "both work out of their house" and "have special security measures for an ex-vice president, all of which naturally increases the electricity use in the home," Roberts added."
Ahhh - Like the Bushes don't require security and don't run the Western White House out of the ranch???
Why is the press so quiet on all this = rhetoric question...
But we have the Internet now, folks...we need to USE it (Bet Gore's gonna be sorry he ever invented it.)
Cushing Syndrome? (People suffering from depression, alcoholism, malnutrition and panic disorders also have increased cortisol levels.)
“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.”
Remember, this meeting was touted as one where a new scientific ‘miracle’ product was going to be announced, that would save the world.
That was the come-on that the carnies hooked all these high-rollers with.
Well, this ‘miracle’ was a NO-SHOW, so, all they got for their money was a boring speech by Al starring in a Cliff Notes version of his movie.
Chill ASOK; this cloning business takes time. (Apologies to Dilbert)
There are names everywhere showing up on white, lol
No other way to describe Gore, and his soulmate Franken....they're both a quarter mouse click away from Down Syndrome
(And, yes, I know Down Syndrome explicitly....so hold the 'making fun of' remarks)
got that right!
Round as a - a - pig
That, of course, will be front and center in the news for weeks - of course...yeah
It's truly frightening to know that isn't digitized - and you are right on both counts
Stop that right now!!! Gore has treated everyone, including his lobotomized fans, like saps since at least 1992. Anyone who finds fault with Gore on any of his goofy behavior has to be named Rocky because he is dumber than a box of rocks.
By the way, for a luddite, Gore looks like a guy who has consumed more than his share of beef and butter.
This is an English newspaper. Obviously they didn’t get the memo that they’re supposed to be ooh-ing and ah-ing over Gore’s having ridden a train in Norway. Will any of this negative publicity show up in the American MSM?
Well, we can certainly tell him to try!
Just a few more pounds to go.
Al Gore has come under fire for making personal gain from his mission to save the planet....
I am so shocked ... Not! How long did it take these clowns to figure out the deal? How many carbon credits have they bought from Al?
THE CHICKEN BUSINESS
or..."Is Gore a Rooster?"
John the farmer was in the fertilized egg business. He had several hundred young layers (hens), called "pullets", and ten roosters, whose job it was to fertilize the eggs.
The farmer kept records and any rooster that didn't perform went into the soup pot and was replaced. That took an awful lot of his time, so he bought a set of tiny bells and attached them to his roosters. Each bell had a different tone so John could tell from a distance, which rooster was performing. Now he could sit on the porch and fill out an efficiency report simply by listening to the bells.
The farmer's favorite rooster was old Butch, a very fine specimen he was, too. But on this particular morning John noticed old Butch's bell hadn't rung at all! John went to investigate.
The other roosters were chasing pullets, bells-a-ringing. The pullets, hearing the roosters coming, would run for cover.
But to Farmer John's amazement, old Butch had his bell in his beak, so it couldn't ring. He'd sneak up on a pullet, do his job and walk on to the next one. John was so proud of old Butch, he entered him in the Renfrew County Fair and he became an overnight sensation among the judges.
The result...The judges not only awarded old Butch the No Bell Piece Prize but they also awarded him the Pulletsurprise as well.
Clearly old Butch was a politician in the making: who else but a politician could figure out how to win two of the most highly coveted awards on our planet by being the best at sneaking up on the populace and screwing them when they weren't paying attention?
What makes him a scientist now?
Geez, don’t you know anything? He’s smarter than we are because he’s famous, and we’re not. Example, he gets invited to all kinds of Hollywood parties? Do you? I didn’t think so. See? He’s smarter.
Is that photo for real?
what an ass...
Algore wakes up in a cold sweat every night fearing he might actually have to debate global warming someday. Or explain his gi-normous carbon footprint.
Al Gore rewards himself with carbon credits if he doesn’t have to fly home to have sex with his wife.
I might pay Algore a nickel to empty my garbage. He is the greatest hypocrite of our times!
Makes me damned glad we never named a son "Al"!
£3,300 a minute? Isn't the £ now equal to roughly two dollars? That's ~$6,600 per minute.
...and thanks for the ping!
The same morons that made a software engineer out of him when he "invented" the Internet.
Didn’t he own the carbon credit company he buys credits from?
Who’d have guessed that Al would turn out to be a bigger con artist than Bill?
~~Anthropogenic Global Warming ping~~