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  • Leonardo DiCaprio the 'eco warrior' flew on a private jet from NY to LA SIX times in SIX weeks

    04/18/2015 8:10:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 4/18/2015 | unknown
    He's a high profile advocate of environmental causes, believes the world must act now to combat the effects of global climate change and is producing documentaries about endangered species. But accusations of hypocrisy have also dogged Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio, 40, with detractors accusing him of not practicing what he preaches. Now with RadarOnline reporting Friday that he took six private jet flights in just six weeks last year, it may prove hard for the actor to justify the need to avail himself of more than $200,000 worth of private travel between LA and New York in such a short...
  • Leonardo DiCaprio to turn 104-acre Belize Island into eco-resort to heal it

    04/04/2015 6:54:06 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 46 replies
    newKerala.com ^ | 4-4-2015
    The 40-year-old environmental activist said that Belize was like heaven on earth and almost immediately, he found this opportunity to purchase an island there, the New York Times reported. DiCaprio has teamed up with Paul Scialla, the chief executive of Delos, a New York City-based developer, to create an eco-conscious resort there and "Blackadore Caye, a Restorative Island," which opens to guests in 2018, will feature the trappings of many luxury resorts, with sprawling villas, infinity pools and stunning sunset views. Blackadore Caye, which has suffered from overfishing, an eroding coastline and the deforestation of its mangrove trees, is a...
  • Atomic Message to 21st Century in 1969: “Sun Won’t Shine!"

    01/15/2015 11:10:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 15, 2015 | John Ransom
    In an article provide from the archives of the Chicago Tribune we see a cautionary tale with  happy ending. The article written by Michael Smith in January of 1969 quotes Dr. Glenn T. Seaborg, then chairman of the Atomic Energy commission: “For 21st century Chicago,” Smith wrote in summary of Seaborg in 1969, “the price could be the creation of a city in which the sun never shines because it cannot penetrate the tons of airborne pollutants and a city where rainfall strikes terror because it drenches everything with destructive and deadly acids.”Growing up in Chicago the sun often never...
  • 2014: Year of Futility in the Fight Against Climate Change

    01/02/2015 1:02:54 PM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Heartland ^ | 12/31/14 | Steve Goreham
    **SNIP** The Obama administration continued its attack on coal-fired power plants, which provide about 40 percent of US electricity. In June, the EPA proposed new restrictions on carbon emissions that would make it vitually impossible to build a new coal-fired plant in the US. At the same time, more than 1,200 new coal-fired plants are planned across the world, with two-thirds to be built in India and China. In his 2007 Noble Prize acceptance speech, former Vice President Al Gore warned that the arctic ice could be gone in “as little as seven years.” But arctic sea ice rebounded in...
  • The Air Comes Out of the Climate Change Talks

    09/24/2014 7:25:27 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 34 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 9-24-14 | Rupert Darwell
    Tuesday's climate summit at the U.N. may well mark a turning point in the long-running talks as the reality sinks in that they are heading nowhere. For sure, the rhetoric is unchanged. Recently appointed U.N. peace messenger Leonardo DiCaprio is the show’s newest star, telling the meeting that it was "humankind’s greatest challenge." But the older acts sounded stale. Former Vice President Al Gore demonstrated his green credentials when he said that political will was "a renewable resource," recycling a line he’d first used at the 2007 Bali climate conference. For small countries, the U.N. climate change talks provide an...
  • Mark Udall’s Wife Partners with Leonardo DiCaprio to Call for Carbon Tax

    08/28/2014 6:29:14 AM PDT · by lbryce · 33 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | Auggust 28, 2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Democratic incumbent Sen. Mark Udall’s (Colo.) wife called for a carbon tax while appearing in a new anti-oil video produced by Leonardo DiCaprio. “People are ready for conversation,” says Maggie Fox, Udall’s wife and former president of Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project, in the Green World Rising video, entitled, “Carbon.” “They’re ready to understand that carbon pollution is causing this challenge and that there is a simple solution: put a price on carbon pollution,” she says. DiCaprio is releasing a series of environmentalist videos on climate change, the first focusing on gathering support for a cap and trade system. A...
  • The face of America’s enemies: Hollywood quislings donating to Socialist Democrats

    08/16/2014 10:10:46 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/16/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Hollywood’s enemies of American freedom are busy undermining the life we have built and hope to keep. These social parasites, who have the wherewithal to live anywhere after they complete the destruction of America, are opening their checkbooks to the Democrats who will carry out the end game for America if we let them. People like Leonardo DiCaprio, Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Barbra Streisand, whose personal lives have nothing whatsoever in common with our own, are pouring out their “One percenter” fortunes to force us to live as they deign we should live. In an effort to save Democrat...
  • Leonardo DiCaprio to Speak at State Department’s ‘Our Ocean’ Conference

    06/17/2014 11:42:49 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 21 replies
    variety.com ^ | 6/17/14 | Andrea Seikaly
    Leonardo DiCaprio to Speak at State Department’s ‘Our Ocean’ Conference by Andrea Seikaly Leonardo DiCaprio is set to speak at the State Department’s “Our Ocean” conference Tuesday morning. Secretary of State John Kerry will introduce DiCaprio, who will speak immediately after a video appearance by President Obama. “I’m pleased that Leo DiCaprio is lending his powerful voice to our call to action to work together to protect the world’s ocean,” said Secretary Kerry. Kerry invited the “Wolf of Wall Street” star to the conference because of the dedication that he and his Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation have demonstrated in efforts to...
  • Boldly Going Where No Greens Have Gone Before

    01/10/2014 6:47:17 PM PST · by rey · 22 replies
    WSJ ^ | Jan. 7, 2014 | By
    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.
  • ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Breaks F-Word Record

    01/04/2014 4:50:39 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 42 replies
    variety.com ^ | January 2, 2014
    Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street” is all about excess. From orgies on a plane to cocaine and cash (or “fun coupons” as Leonardo DiCaprio’s character calls them), the financial drama thrives in taking it up a notch. So it should be no surprise that Paramount’s R-rated film sets the all-time record for the use of the f-word. According to Wikipedia, the word “f***” is used 506 times over “The Wolf of Wall Street’s” 180-minute running time. Previously, the record for a non-documentary was Spike Lee’s 1999 film “Summer of Sam” with 435 instances.
  • 40 Pictures of Leonardo DiCaprio Ex Girlfriends and Flings

    12/22/2013 11:47:15 AM PST · by Pearls Before Swine · 53 replies
    Web -- www.rantstyle ^ | Tom Kazansky
    It's all pics... Hard to pick which one to excerpt.
  • Tough-guy Putin calls Leonardo DiCaprio 'a real man'

    11/26/2010 8:14:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies · 1+ views
    AFP ^ | 11/26/2010
    MOSCOW (AFP) – Russia's tough-guy prime minister Vladimir Putin called Hollywood heart-throb Leonardo DiCaprio a real man after the actor's plane had to make make an emergency landing on the way to a summit on tigers in Putin's native Saint Petersburg. Putin was reading from prepared remarks on tigers when he suddenly spotted the "Titanic" star in the crowd. The Russian leader then revealed an uncanny knowledge of DiCaprio's difficulties in getting to the conference and described him as a hero who made the tiger cause proud. "I would like to thank you for coming despite all the obstacles," Putin...
  • Leonardo DiCaprio To Star In Legacy Of Secrecy: The Mafia Assassinated JFK

    11/20/2010 5:00:12 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 69 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 11/20/10 | Friends of Ours
    Leonardo DiCaprio will star in the film adaptation of the 2008 book Legacy of Secrecy in which authors Lamar Waldron and Thom Hartmann rather conclusively establish that three mob bosses – Carlos Marcello, Santo Trafficante and Johnny Rosselli – were responsible for the assassination of President John F. Kennedy as reported by Terri Schwartz for MTV: "DiCaprio will play FBI informant Jack Van Laningham, who befriends the southern mafia leader, Carlos Marcello, a man the book fingers as the potential mastermind of the 1963 murder (he reportedly even confessed involvement)." With regard to Marcello's confession to Laningham regarding the Kennedy...
  • Leonardo DiCaprio Set For J Edgar Hoover Role In Biopic For Eastwood And Grazer

    06/17/2010 1:50:10 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 41 replies · 507+ views
    Deadline.com ^ | 06/17/2010 | NIKKI FINKE AND MIKE FLEMING
    "He going to spread his wings," one of my studio sources tells me now that Leonardo DiCaprio is set to play J Edgar Hoover in the still untitled biopic. Already getting early Oscar buzz for Chris Nolan's Inception, Leo will be directed in the epic FBI drama by Clint Eastwood who's producing with Brian Grazer and Rob Lorenz through Imagine and Malpaso. Scripted by Dustin Lance Black, production begins later this year. The project began at Universal, where Imagine is based, but came together at Warners, where Eastwood's Malpaso has long called home. Imagine had been developing the Dustin Lance...
  • Leonardo DiCaprio Pulling Out Of Mel Gibson Movie

    07/29/2010 3:55:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 136 replies · 4+ views
    Radar Online ^ | 07/29/2010
    Leonardo DiCaprio is withdrawing from a Mel Gibson-directed flick about vikings in the wake of the domestic abuse scandal, RadarOnline.com has exclusively confirmed. “Not a chance,” said a source, close to the Inception star, when asked if he was still planning to star in Gibson’s next project. The decision is a major setback for the Oscar-winning actor/director, who is facing allegations of domestic abuse and child endangerment. It also lends support to critics who are suggesting Mel won’t be able to recover from the Oksana Grigorieva scandal. Oksana, 40, has accused Gibson, 54, of punching her in the face twice...
  • Dicaprio and “Inception” Co-Stars Trash Conservatives

    07/18/2010 5:14:13 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 116 replies · 1+ views
    FOX Nation ^ | July 18, 2010 | FOX News
    (see attched video clip)
  • DUmmie FUnnies 12-09-09 (DUmmies debate the Climousine Liberals in "Warmerful Copenhagen")

    12/09/2009 8:33:59 AM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 40 replies · 1,591+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | December 9, 2009 | DUmmies and Charles Henrickson
    So this big climate change confab is going on right now in Copenhagen. Lots of British Thermal Units have given their lives to fly in the delegates from all around the globe. Delegates from the "rich" countries want to feel good and guilty about being rich, greedy, energy guzzlers. Delegates from the "developing" countries want to exploit that guilt and extract their gold--collecting billions of dollars from the rich folks to help them adapt to "climate change." So this conference is about "going green" alright: It's about the green going out of OUR pockets and into theirs! And all...
  • Earth Day, Then and Now. The planet's future has never looked better. Here's why.

    04/21/2002 3:56:07 PM PDT · by grundle · 25 replies · 868+ views
    REASON ^ | May 2000 | Ronald Bailey
    REASON * May 2000 Earth Day, Then and Now The planet's future has never looked better. Here's why. By Ronald Bailey Thirty Years ago, 20 million Americans participated in the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970. Fifth Avenue in New York City was closed to automobiles as 100,000 people joined in concerts, lectures, and street theater. More than 2,000 colleges and universities across America paused their anti-war protests to rally instead against pollution and population growth. Even Congress recessed, acknowledging that the environment was now on a political par with motherhood. Since that first Earth Day, the celebrations...
  • Copenhagen climate conference: celebrity supporters ("Celebrities" still promoting the fraud)

    11/23/2009 6:24:45 AM PST · by tobyhill · 27 replies · 1,031+ views
    Telegragh UK ^ | 11/23/2009 | Telegragh UK
    Leonardo DiCaprio The Prius-driving Hollywood star is the leading climate change celebrity. DiCaprio has received praise from environmental groups for opting to fly on commercial flights instead of chartering private jets. His actions have inspired other celebrities, such as Orlando Bloom and Penelope Cruz. Co-wrote, co-produced and narrated the film 11th Hour and cites global warming as "the number one environmental challenge." Thom Yorke Lead singer of critically acclaimed rock outfit Radiohead, is outspoken on various contemporary political and social issues. Yorke made headlines for refusing former prime minister Tony Blair's request to meet him to discuss climate change, declaring...
  • Winslet, DiCaprio & Cameron help "Titanic" survivor -- (Celine Dion nowhere to be found)

    05/12/2009 12:42:44 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 15 replies · 946+ views
    NJ Star-Ledger ^ | 5/11/09 | Vicky Hyman
    After learning about the mounting nursing home bills for Millvina Dean, the last survivor of the sinking of the Titanic, the stars and director of the top-grossing film have made a "considerable donation" to her care, the U.K.'s Independent newspaper reports. Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio and James Cameron have all contributed to a fund established for Dean, 98, who had bee selling her autograph to make ends meet. (Celine Dion has also been hit up, but she hasn't responded yet.) At 9 weeks, Millvina was also the youngest passenger of the Titanic. She now lives in Southampton, from where the...
  • DiCaprio could play Lenin in comedy

    08/05/2008 2:01:25 PM PDT · by Globalist Goon · 26 replies · 202+ views
    Posted: Tuesday, Aug. 05, 2008 MOSCOW Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio could take on the role of Soviet revolutionary leader Vladimir Lenin in a new black comedy, a Russian screenwriter has said. "As we compared his (DiCaprio's) photos with those of Lenin ... the similarity was striking. I should even say that Leo could play the role of the revolutionary leader without make-up," said Russian screenwriter Alexander Borodyansky on Sunday. The director of the Moscow International Film Festival, Natalya Semina, said, "It is common knowledge that DiCaprio has Slavic roots. His ancestors on his mother's side emigrated from Russia to Germany."...
  • The eco-joke is on Hollywood (calling all Rex Murphy fans!)

    05/20/2007 3:22:39 PM PDT · by GMMAC · 16 replies · 881+ views
    Toronto Globe & Mail ^ | Saturday, May 19, 2007 | Rex Murphy
    The eco-joke is on Hollywood By Rex Murphy Toronto Globe and Mail Saturday, May 19, 2007 – Page A21 Jay Leno is not a global warming skeptic. The blandly humorous host of The Tonight Show is at one with the Hollywood ethos wherein no fashionable cause can fail to be embraced. Entertainers and those who feed most directly off them may not be climatologists, but they are wonderfully precise barometers of what is hip and trendy. Thus Vanity Fair magazine put out its "green issue" last month. Vanity Fair could offer reasonable competition to Vogue as being the slickest,...
  • DiCaprio sheds light on '11th Hour'

    05/19/2007 6:38:49 PM PDT · by finnman69 · 57 replies · 1,306+ views
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 5/20/07 | Scott Roxborough
    Leonardo DiCaprio sat down with The Hollywood Reporter and a handful of select film publications at the Hotel du Cap in Cannes on Saturday to discuss his upcoming environmental documentary "The 11th Hour." The film, which premiered in a special Out of Competition screening Saturday at the Festival de Cannes, uses a barrage of images and reams of interviews with the world's top environmental scientists to paint a bleak but still optimistic picture of the fate of our planet. "Hour" was directed by sister Nadia Conners and Leila Conners Petersen, who wrote the script with DiCaprio. What was the most...
  • Humans face extinction claims star (Leonardo Di Caprio)

    05/19/2007 3:38:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies · 2,152+ views
    The London Paper ^ | May 19, 2007
    Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio sent out a message about global warming at the Cannes Film Festival. The heartthrob has made a film, the 11th Hour, warning that human beings face extinction as a result of the environmental crisis. At a press conference in the South of France following the screening, The Blood Diamond actor, 32, attacked US President George Bush, saying: "It's very simple. He's done very little for the environmental movement." The Titanic star's latest film, which he narrates, follows another environmental warming documentary by former US Presidential candidate Al Gore, shown at the Cannes Film Festival last year....
  • Let Them Eat Tofu! (Ann Coulter Ridicules Liberal Misanthropes Alert)

    02/28/2007 4:00:33 PM PST · by goldstategop · 94 replies · 3,517+ views
    Worldnetdaily.com ^ | 02/28/2007 | Ann Coulter
    Even right-wingers who know that "global warming" is a crock do not seem to grasp what the tree-huggers are demanding. Liberals want mass starvation and human devastation. Forget the lunacy of people claiming to tell us the precise temperature of planet Earth in 1918 based on tree rings. Or the fact that in the '70s liberals were issuing similarly dire warnings about "global cooling." Simply consider what noted climatologists Al Gore and Melissa Etheridge are demanding that we do to combat their nutty conjectures about "global warming." They want us to starve the productive sector of fossil fuel and allow...
  • Don't Fight The Terrorists - Fight The Weather! (Julia Gorin On Liberal Moral Inversion Alert)

    08/16/2006 3:36:49 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 18 replies · 588+ views
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 08/16/06 | Julia Gorin
    It’s a peculiar thing that as the threat of global terrorism reaches a crescendo, so apparently does the threat of global warming—at least that’s what some would have us believe. Tough, national-security language is borrowed from the former and applied to the latter to make the case: "I really consider this a national security issue,” celebrity activist and “An Inconvenient Truth” producer Laurie David said, and hoped the film would serve as a “wake-up call.” “Truth” star Al Gore calls global warming a “planetary emergency” and speaks of a clash between “civilization and the planet.” Likewise, Bill Clinton’s “first worry”...
  • Titanic 2 Preview! WOW!

    04/17/2006 6:34:52 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 31 replies · 983+ views
    YouTube ^ | April 13, 2006
    "...this is not real, these are combinations of previous DiCaprio's movies."
  • DiCaprio is Theodore Roosevelt

    09/26/2005 12:24:10 AM PDT · by Uncle Joe Cannon · 93 replies · 1,719+ views
    The Star ^ | 9/12/05
    DiCaprio is Theodore Roosevelt Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese have been named by Paramount Pictures to respectively star and direct in the adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Edmund Morris book The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, says Variety. The film adaptation, currently being written by Nicholas Meyer (The Human Stain), will chronicle the political career of Roosevelt (DiCaprio), from a slight and privileged New York politician with a Harvard degree, right up to his ascension to the White House as the 26th U.S. president. At present, DiCaprio and Scorsese are working on their third film together - after Gangs of New...
  • Scorsese-DiCaprio: What's their Deal? (vanity)

    02/27/2005 11:38:49 PM PST · by scottybk · 4 replies · 390+ views
    Anyone have any ideas on why Scorsese is so smitten with Leonardo DiCaprio? First he casts this wooden, talentless, scrawny-ass pretty boy in Gangs of New York, and loses the Oscar; then 2 years later casts him as Howard Huges, a role in which every critic deemed Leo dreadfully miscast. How could the guy who brought us GoodFellas think that gluing a fake mustache on Leo would pass him off as a middle-aged Huges? I literally burst out laughing when I saw the trailer for Avaiator and Leo's little pubescent attempt at facial hair! It reminded me of the Brady...
  • Expert: DiCaprio developed 'Howard Hughes syndrome'

    02/20/2005 1:50:35 PM PST · by wagglebee · 6 replies · 585+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 2/20/05 | WorldNetDaily
    A leading expert on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder who advised actor Leonardo DiCaprio on portraying Howard Hughes in "The Aviator" says the actor himself developed a serious case of the condition. "There were moments when I was very concerned for Leo," UCLA psychiatry professor Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz told Scotland on Sunday. Schwartz, who was called in to by director Martin Scorsese to help replicate the characteristics of OCD from which Hughes suffered, says DiCaprio's brain started to malfunction, as he reawakened his own OCD he suffered as a child. "He let his own mild OCD get worse to play the part, Schwartz...
  • Campus Vote Estimations (WaPo covers Wisconsin race)

    10/29/2004 8:59:46 PM PDT · by The Loan Arranger · 2 replies · 434+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | October 29, 2004 | Robert G. Kaiser
    MADISON, Wis.-- Andy Hall's class in reporting in the journalism department of the University of Wisconsin invited Lucian and me to visit Thursday morning. The class decided at the beginning of the semester to devote the fall to reporting on efforts to increase the youth vote in Madison for this election. Their stories were due Thursday, and they generously shared their findings with us, so we can share them with you. Some highlights: - Out-of-state students could have a big impact on the election. This was the subject of a report by Cary Dohman, 21, a senior, who noted the...
  • Celebrities Come Out for Big Kerry Fundraiser in Los Angeles (9/11 is also Bush's SAT scores)

    06/28/2004 2:46:04 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 71 replies · 2,708+ views
    MRC ^ | Monday June 28, 2004 | BrentBaker
    John Kerry raised about $5 million for his campaign at a couple of events in Los Angeles on Thursday night, the second of which featured performances by Barbra Streisand, Neil Diamond, Billy Crystal and Willie Nelson. Amongst those who contributed in order to attend: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Affleck, Jamie Foxx, Ben Stiller and Robert DeNiro. Crystal "joked" about President Bush, according to multiple media accounts, "I realize that 9/11 is also his SAT scores." The New York Times touted how "the much-heralded highlight was the Barbra Streisand-Neil Diamond reunion duet, 'You Don't Bring Me Flowers,' which they had not performed...
  • Leonardo DiCaprio stars in campaign to slow global warming

    11/20/2003 9:37:03 PM PST · by steppenwolffe · 26 replies · 210+ views
    AP ^ | 11-20-03
    <p>LOS ANGELES (AP) - Leonardo DiCaprio is using his fame to call on elected officials to reduce American dependence on oil and slow down global warming. The 29-year-old actor and conservationist is appearing in a short film called "Global Warning" as part of an Internet campaign organized by Global Green USA, an affiliate of Green Cross International.</p>
  • **Caption Time** Ex-Vice President Al Gore walks behind actor Leonardo DiCaprio

    08/19/2002 8:33:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies · 181+ views
    Tue Aug 13, 1:11 PM ET Democratic presidential candidate Vice President Al Gore walks behind actor Leonardo DiCaprio before addressing thousands of people gathered on the mall in Washington for "Earth Day 2000," Saturday, April 22, 2000. (AP Photo/Doug Mills)