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  • Wolves back on endangered list in Northern Rockies

    10/14/2008 12:56:58 PM PDT · by SmithL · 35 replies · 853+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 10/14/8 | MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press Writer
    Billings, Mont. (AP) -- A judge has put gray wolves in the Northern Rockies back on the endangered species list about seven months after the federal government took them off. The order from U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy in Missoula means the federal government must either drop or overhaul its proposal to strip wolves of federal protection — a process likely to drag on for at least several months.
  • Live Earth in India

    10/13/2008 7:53:51 PM PDT · by Karen Vultrep · 7 replies · 966+ views
    ecorazzi ^ | Karen
    IS Al Gore Buying a Green Magazine? When did this guy become such a media mogul and doing everything from producing rock concerts in India to buying magazines ? OK, so we know there’s some level of involvement. Besides Live Earth, Wall is the CEO of Control Room, which produces and distributes live music performances over the internet and mobile devices. He’s also the founder of Sustainable Holdings — which uses a data driven methodology to effectively capture the sustainability practices of major corporations. Should be interesting to see how all of this factors into his participation with Plenty. Stay...
  • Rock Star: 'The Whole Joke of Live Earth Was How Wasteful It Was'

    05/24/2008 11:53:50 AM PDT · by paltz · 17 replies · 231+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 5/23/08 | Tim Graham
    The May 29 edition of Rolling Stone looks ahead to the summer concert season, and the rock-music mag is praising the Dave Matthews Band for their use of biodiesel for buses and "biodegradable goods for catering." But this exchange was interesting, about Al Gore's "Live Earth" concerts. ROLLING STONE: Some people argue that the live experience is sort of inherently "un-green."DAVE MATTHEWS: ThereÂ’s no doubt that it is. The whole joke of Live Earth was how wasteful it was. But the idea that touring will end is sad. IÂ’d like to think that the traveling minstrel is not a thing...
  • Super Bowl will be watched by less than half the number of people that participated in Live Earth

    01/31/2008 7:25:32 PM PST · by Wil H · 43 replies · 353+ views
    KFYI | 1/31/08 | Wil H
    Last night saw a glitering celebrity gala, headlined by Jay Leno, at The Phoenician as one of THE events of the Super Bowl social circuit. It was a $1000 a seat and attended by Howie Long, Roger Staubach, Tony Dorsett, Bart Starr, Gale Sayers and many others. During the proceeding NFL Commisioner Roger Goodell boasted that 900 Million would watch Sunday's game. Frankly I think he is blowing smoke - even if the entire nation watches (which it won't) that would only be 300, million, and you won't get another 600 million to watch worldwide, the interest in American Football...
  • The Ten Worst Stories of 2007

    12/31/2007 8:14:40 AM PST · by Invisigoth · 14 replies · 1,334+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | December 31, 2007 | Paul Ibrahim
    We have had a fairly mixed year. Both good stories and bad were bountiful, and sometimes good and bad news came together to neutralize mega-stories. Take Pakistan, where Pervez Musharraf’s lifting of both his military uniform and his country’s State of Emergency was closely followed by the untimely assassination of Benazir Bhutto. Nobody quite knows what the net effect of these events will be.
  • The Cult Of Global Warming (Don Feder On The Left's Newest Psedo-Religion Alert)

    07/31/2007 12:45:02 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 9 replies · 857+ views
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 07/31/2007 | Don Feder
    Global warming has become the apocalyptic cult of the new millennium. None of the other jeremiahs, throughout the ages, can hold an end-of-the-world candle to ozone-layer mystics prophesying climate Armageddon. I just came across the ultimate Al Gore coffee table book, "The World Tomorrow: Scenarios of Global Catastrophe" by Yannick Monget. On the jacket, the author is described as "the founder and chief representative of the Ankaa Group, an organization dedicated to conceiving and developing ambitious projects for the environmental protection of Europe." If that weren't enough of a contribution to mankind, we are told Monget "has written several volumes...
  • The Field Is Set (Election 2008)

    07/24/2007 3:32:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 756+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | July 23, 2007 | Reid Wilson
    Note: For the purposes of this column, we will assume that former Senator Fred Thompson is, for all intents and purposes, in the race for president. The field of 18 candidates - eight Democrats and ten Republicans - can only shrink, for several reasons. First, next year's presidential election looks to have genuinely captured the attention of the American public. The latest Washington Post-ABC News poll shows that fully 70% of Americans say they are following the race at least somewhat closely, 20 points higher than at the equivalent time in 2003. Among those respondents, 83% of Democrats say they...
  • A Habitable World?

    07/16/2007 5:30:16 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 13 replies · 1,229+ views
    If a tree falls in the forest and nobody hears it, is it because Al Gore and a bunch of elderly rockers organized an all-star stadium gala on its behalf? The colossal flopperoo of Live Earth is a heartening reminder that there are some things too ridiculous even for global pop culture, and one of them is the Reverend Almer Gortry speaking truth to power ballads. Why did so few people feel the urge to rock against climate change? Touchingly enough, the organizers put it down to the weather. Dismal TV ratings? "The BBC blamed the poor figures on Saturday's...
  • Live Earth Concert Doesn't Rock (Mark Steyn On Algore's Flopped Global Warming Crusade Alert)

    07/22/2007 12:27:07 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 24 replies · 2,296+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 07/16/2007 | Mark Steyn
    f a tree falls in the forest and nobody hears it, is it because Al Gore and a bunch of elderly rockers organized an all-star stadium gala on its behalf? The colossal flopperoo of Live Earth is a heartening reminder that there are some things too ridiculous even for global pop culture, and one of them is the Rev. Almer Gortry speaking truth to power ballads. Why did so few people feel the urge to rock against climate change? Touchingly enough, the organizers put it down to the weather. Dismal TV ratings? "The BBC blamed the poor figures on Saturday's...
  • Live Earth Vs. Africa

    07/19/2007 4:10:17 PM PDT · by Argus · 9 replies · 479+ views
    Accra Mail ^ | 7/11/2007 | Kofi Benti
    Few people in Africa got to see Al Gore and his troupe of rock-star ecologists strutting their stuff two weekends ago, because most have neither television nor electricity. That's just as well, because they would have been aghast at Live Earth's bizarre message. (Snip) In Africa, we have more serious things to worry about than climate change. Indeed, if they achieve their objective the concerts will have done harm to the people of Africa. (Snip) Please, Europe and America, spare us! You can cut your own emissions if you want, but don't tell us what to do. We really have...
  • Ignorance Is Strength, Dissent Is Treason - Robert Kennedy goes Orwell.

    07/16/2007 6:47:20 PM PDT · by neverdem · 32 replies · 1,828+ views
    National Review Online ^ | July 16, 2007 | Marlo Lewis
    July 16, 2007, 6:00 a.m. Ignorance Is Strength, Dissent Is TreasonRobert Kennedy goes Orwell. By Marlo Lewis At last weekend’s Live Earth concert in New Jersey, Robert Kennedy, Jr., a spokesman for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), charged ExxonMobil and Southern Company with treason, declaring: The most important thing you can do is to get involved in the political process and get rid of all of these rotten politicians that we have in Washington D.C.—who are nothing more than corporate toadies for companies like Exxon and Southern Company. These villainous companies that consistently put their private financial interest...
  • An email from algore

    07/14/2007 8:06:24 PM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 50 replies · 1,246+ views
    My email ^ | July 13, 2007 | algore
    The following message is from our friend Vice President Al Gore. Dear (Past Your Eyes), A decade from now, when people look back on Live Earth, what they will remember isn't what happened during the show ––instead my hope is they remember what happened after. More than 2 billion of us joined together on 7.7.07 and with one voice demanded an end to the climate crisis. It is now our responsibility to carry this movement forward and force our leaders to take action. That's why I'm asking you to join me in signing the Live Earth Pledge. Nancy Pelosi and...
  • Kennedy Calls Skeptical Politicians 'Traitors' and 'Corporate Toadies'

    07/11/2007 2:46:46 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies · 366+ views
    NwsBusters ^ | July 9, 2007 - 18:42. | Julia A. Seymour
    So much for that non-political “Live Earth” I heard about from the concert people and NBC brass. It turned out that Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the radical environmentalist, had some strong words for politicians who stand against climate change legislation. “Get rid of all these rotten politicians that we have in Washington, who are nothing more than corporate toadies … This is treason. And we need to start treating them as traitors,” Kennedy said at the July 7 concert held in New Jersey, according to Newsday. Let's see. If I remember correctly, the penalty for treason is execution. “[Y]ou hear...
  • Pop Culture-The Band Plays in Antarctica to Save the Planet. Heh.

    07/13/2007 5:03:34 AM PDT · by Fishtalk · 221+ views
    The Kaitlyn Mae Book Blog ^ | 7/13/07 | Pat Fish
    Here's a Pop Culture update and so far we've got a brave boy who saved his siblings from a rabid fox, a "scantily clad" Muslim woman causes uproar, a band plays in Antarctica, A desperate housewife weds and what? Bart Simpson naked? This plus more as it happens across the fruited plains and needs my attention.
  • `Live Earth' Concerts No Big TV Draw - (They told us 2 billion watched)

    07/11/2007 8:09:58 AM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 30 replies · 673+ views
    KAALTV ^ | 7/11/07 | David Bauder - AP
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Given a choice among the Police, John Mayer and Madonna on television or a summer's night out, millions of Americans chose the latter. The Live Earth concert, Al Gore's sprawling worldwide effort to raise environmental awareness, wasn't a big television draw. NBC's Saturday-night highlights show was seen by 2.75 million people, according to Nielsen Media Research, or fewer people than watched the soccer match between Argentina and Peru that night on Univision.
  • Al Gore And NBC: Birds Of A Feather

    07/11/2007 7:08:14 AM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 7 replies · 832+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | 11 July 2007 | Staff
    Politics: Was what Al Gore called "the largest global entertainment event in all of human history" also the largest in-kind political contribution? And where's the Fairness Doctrine when you need it? Considering that here in the U.S. the Peacock Network's three-hour Gore infomercial on global warming lost out in the ratings to "Cops" and "America's Funniest Home Videos," Gore's claim may be open to question. Live Earth, in fact, may have been America's funniest home video. Ever. But thanks in large part to the 75 hours of free airtime that NBC gave Gore on its various stations, starting with NBC...
  • Those Whacky Clintons Have Problems With Presidential Pardons. Heh.

    07/11/2007 4:54:37 AM PDT · by Fishtalk · 312+ views
    The Kaitlyn Mae Book Blog ^ | 7/10/07 | Pat Fish
    A rant or two about current events. How about those Clintons complaining about presidential pardons? Nerve? Audacity? Chutzpah? I'm sick of all this "save the earth" nonsense and I've got stories from the 60's plus sensible ways to protect our precious environment without need of rock bands or Madonna. Finally, a review of my new VuPoint camera and some video of Kaitlyn Mae laffing and with an ugly face.
  • Al Gore's Trendy Environmentalism in Barcelona (Spanish eco-businessman smackdown)

    07/10/2007 3:47:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies · 1,009+ views
    Middle East Online ^ | July 10, 2007 | Pablo Ouziel
    On the 23 of June, I had the opportunity to attend the Friends of Trees Conference in Barcelona. It has taken me a few weeks to digest all the information, which I, together with about 900 other people managed to inhale: The fumes of change, the organic revolution, the climate crisis, the need for solidarity and action. It was a most overwhelming task: and Al Gore's redundant joke of: "I used to be the next president of the United States," has hardly helped ease the intensity of the situation. The crowds clapped at every comment made by the speakers, who...
  • THE 'LIVE EARTH' SELF-DECEIT SHOW

    07/10/2007 12:55:47 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies · 1,149+ views
    NY Post ^ | July 10, 2007 | ROY W. SPENCER
    ONE obvious irony of this past weekend's Live Earth concerts is that it took an event that increased energy usage to get people around the world to participate in "saving the Earth." This was no accident - the majority of enjoyable human activities require the generation of energy. For the First World, these activities might include transportation, computers, TVs, heating and air conditioning. For the Third World, it might mean simply having electricity to refrigerate food and so prevent deaths due to food-borne illnesses. When Al Gore told us that 2 billion people on seven continents might hear the concerts,...
  • Live Earth and Fading Stars

    07/10/2007 11:51:59 AM PDT · by nancyvideo · 36 replies · 1,662+ views
    RightBias ^ | July 10, 2007 | Nancy Morgan
    The hubris of the left was on full display as the much touted 'Live Earth' concert swept the globe last Saturday. In their noble quest to save the earth from the ravages of mankind, the usual suspects came out in droves (and private jets) to lecture Joe Blow on the dangers of global warming and confirm their own moral vitas before an audience of millions. This was a rare win-win situation for leftists. Face time before millions along with a chance to show how concerned and sensitive they are.
  • SCIENCE Magazine Waffles on Warming

    07/09/2007 6:30:54 AM PDT · by milwguy · 34 replies · 1,496+ views
    american thinker ^ | 07/09/2007 | milwguy
    The American scientific establishment is starting to take baby steps away from taking sides in the politics of global warming. It's sad to have to read science articles for political spin, like some announcement by the Kremlin. The last issue of SCIENCE is waffling like mad on the global warming fad, warning its readers that it may not be so settled a question. Under the headline "Another Global Warming Icon Comes Under Attack," SCIENCE writer Richard Kerr writes: "...a group of mainstream atmospheric scientists is disputing a rising icon of global warming, and researchers are giving some ground." ... "Robert...
  • Former IPCC Member Slams UN Scientists' Lack of Geologic Knowledge ("It is all fiction")

    07/09/2007 10:22:03 PM PDT · by Stoat · 10 replies · 2,498+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | July 9, 2007 | Noel Sheppard
    Former IPCC Member Slams UN Scientists' Lack of Geologic Knowledge Posted by Noel Sheppard on July 9, 2007 - 13:53.With each passing day, more and more current and former members of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change are stepping out of the shadows to suggest that this group’s alarmist conclusions concerning global warming are more based in myth than science.Another member of this growing list of skeptics is Tom V. Segalstad who was an Expert Reviewer for the IPCC’s third assessment report.As published in Canada’s National Post Saturday, conveniently coincident with Al Gore’s Live Earth concerts (emphasis...
  • MADONNA USES MORE OF THE WORLD (Carbon Footprint Equivalent of Over 14,000 People)

    07/10/2007 9:58:16 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 36 replies · 1,996+ views
    TimesSquare ^ | Tuesday, July 10, 2007 | James Edstrom
    Madonna's carbon footprint is the equivalent of over 14,000 people, it has been claimed.The singer, who headlined Live Earth London on Saturday night, reportedly leads such a lavish lifestyle her carbon emissions equate to those of 14,548 Malawians. Madonna - who urged people to reduce their carbon footprint, the measure of an individual's carbon emissions, at the event which was staged to raise awareness of environmental issues - has nine homes around the world, six cars and takes three private jet trips a year. John Buckley, managing director of Carbon Footprint Ltd, said: "It's OK for pop stars to...
  • Was Madonna's Live Earth guitar solo real?

    07/10/2007 9:13:05 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 24 replies · 897+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 10/07/2007 | Matthew Moore
    Debate is raging on internet message boards over whether Madonna's "rocking" Live Earth performance owed more to technical wizadry than musical talent. Madonna at Live Earth: It was rocking, but was it real? Millions of people around the world saw the American singer, not known for her strumming skills, wrap a guitar strap around her neck and play along to her hit Ray of Light on Saturday night. The packed Wembley Stadium crowd loved the unexpected flourish, but cynics have suggested that Madonna may not have actually been playing the instrument. The Queen of Pop has, apparently, been taking lessons,...
  • U.S. leg of Live Earth hits key notes (RFK Jr. accuses doubters of "treason")

    07/09/2007 9:02:13 PM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 71 replies · 1,719+ views
    Newsday.com ^ | 7-08-07 | GLENN GAMBOA
    U.S. leg of Live Earth hits key notes "Today, more than 2 billion of us have come together in more than 130 countries on all seven continents," said former Vice President Al Gore, the event's organizer. "Times like these demand action," he added, after announcing the 7-Point Pledge that he hoped millions would sign while watching the concert. However, Etheridge aside, it was nonmusicians at this concert who made the most passionate pleas about demanding action for the environment. "Get rid of all these rotten politicians that we have in Washington, who are nothing more than corporate toadies," said Robert...
  • Live Earth: Dead On Arrival (Jonah Goldberg: Algore Jumped The Shark Alert)

    07/10/2007 12:10:03 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 53 replies · 3,812+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 07/10/2007 | Jonah Goldberg
    ut such high-minded objections sail over the chief source of Live Earth's lameness. The acts were mostly fine. But the outrage and passion felt so prepackaged you half-expected Ludacris (who rapped about the evils of SUVs) to say "this moral outrage is brought to you by GE's 'Ecomagination.' " Indeed, one could say that Live Earth is proof that global warming has jumped the shark, except for the fact that the phrase "jumped the shark" has jumped the shark. Madonna, Genesis, UB40, the Police, Cat Stevens (now Yusuf Islam), Crowded House, Duran Duran — these were among the headliners for...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 07-10-07 (DUmmies Hail RFK, Jr As One Of Their Own)

    07/10/2007 6:42:24 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 94 replies · 1,216+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | July 10, 2007 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    Check out this VIDEO of a crazed Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. ranting away against Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Glenn Beck at the Live Earth concert, accusing them of being "Lying Flat Earthers." This accusation comes from a supreme HYPOCRITE whose most notable achievement in life thus far has been being busted for heroin possession during an air flight. Of course, RFK, Jr is happy to stand up for all sorts of extreme environmental measures EXCEPT in his own backyard of Cape Cod where is is vigorously OPPOSED to the construction of wind farms offshore from the Kennedy compound...
  • Jive Earth

    07/10/2007 5:52:33 AM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 18 replies · 1,343+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | 10 July 2007 | Staff
    Global Warming: If the rock stars who flew hundreds of thousands of miles in their jets to save the earth wanted to hug trees, they could have hugged the forest that once covered Greenland. We didn't see Sheryl Crow passing out single-sheet allotments of toilet paper to Live Earth concert-goers. But we did see perhaps the biggest-ever exercise in hypocrisy and futility as performers around the globe plugged in and amped up to save the earth from the climate impact of excessive energy consumption. John Rego, environmental director of Live Earth, insists the multi-continent charade, like the mansions of Gore,...
  • RFK Jr. Calls Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck Lying ‘Flat Earthers’

    07/09/2007 2:13:11 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 120 replies · 4,941+ views
    RFK Jr. Calls Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck Lying ‘Flat Earthers’ Posted by Noel Sheppard on July 9, 2007 - 16:47. For those whose gastrointestinal tracts couldn’t allow them to stomach the goings on during Saturday’s Live Earth concerts, conceivably one of the best moments was Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s rant at Giants Stadium. Not only did Kennedy attack the politicians and the media as “corporate toadies” for the oil industry, but he also slammed conservative radio hosts Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Glenn Beck as being lying “Flat Earthers.” I kid you not. For those that can...
  • 19 million tune into Live Earth concerts

    07/09/2007 7:22:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 1,017+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/9/07 | AP
    NEW YORK - Nineteen million people tuned in to watch the Live Earth concerts on NBC and cable channels affiliated with the network, according to Nielsen Media Research. The total audience of 18.995 million includes viewers who watched at least six minutes of the telecasts on NBC, CNBC, Telemundo, the Sundance Channel, Bravo, MSNBC and Universal HD. NBC's Saturday-evening telecast — which featured three hours of highlights from the 24-hour global concert series to raise awareness of climate change — captured 2.7 million viewers. The event was also broadcast online at LiveEarth.MSN.com and on XM satellite radio. Organizers for Live...
  • The Enviromental Messiah Al Gore Gets Crucified: Live Earth Dies!

    07/09/2007 6:56:25 PM PDT · by roguejew1965 · 46 replies · 2,014+ views
    MensNewsDaily.Com ^ | 07/09/2007 | Ze'ev Haas
    Al “The Goracle” Gore, failed 2000 Presidential candidate and former co-conspirator to Bill “BJ” Clinton threw a huge party for all of his Chicken Little the Sky is Falling crowd to raise awareness for Climate Change, formerly known as WEATHER. Well, as it would turn out, Katie Couric gets better ratings then Al Gore and his traveling Cathedral of Global Warming: NEW YORK — NBC’s three-hour primetime “Live Earth” special, which included highlights from Saturday’s global concerts, failed to generate much enthusiasm in the ratings. The estimated 2.7 million viewers was slightly under the 3 million viewers NBC has averaged...
  • It's Live Earth Versus Africa (Tell Algore we need gas & electricity - the dung is killing us)

    07/09/2007 4:24:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies · 757+ views
    AllAfrica ^ | 7/09/07 | Kofi Bentil
    It's Live Earth Versus AfricaThe Monitor (Kampala) OPINION 8 July 2007 Posted to the web 9 July 2007 Kofi Bentil Kampala Few people in Africa will get to see Al Gore and his troupe of rock-star ecologists strutting their stuff during the series of Live Earth concerts this weekend --because most have neither television nor electricity. That's just as well, because they would be aghast at LiveEarth's bizarre message. In Africa, we have much more serious things to worry about than climate change. Indeed, if they achieve their objective the concerts will have done harm to the people of Africa....
  • Viewers don't warm up to 'Live Earth' coverage(last in ratings)

    07/09/2007 4:49:38 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 22 replies · 1,056+ views
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 7/9/07 | Paul J. Gough
    NEW YORK -- NBC's three-hour primetime "Live Earth" special, which included highlights from Saturday's global concerts, failed to generate much enthusiasm in the ratings. The estimated 2.7 million viewers was slightly under the 3 million viewers NBC has averaged on Saturday nights in the summer with repeats and the Stanley Cup hockey playoffs on what is already the least-popular night of television. It also performed below the Live 8 concert two years ago, according to preliminary estimates released Monday by Nielsen Media Research. The three-hour concert special from Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., drew a 0.9 rating/3 share in...
  • See,I Told You So: Al Gore's Live Earth Bombs (Rush Limbaugh: Algore Jumps The Shark Alert)

    07/09/2007 4:21:38 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 13 replies · 7,957+ views
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | 07/09/2007 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Yes, yes, of course we are going to review Live Earth, but not for a whole lot of time, folks, because it was a bomb. It was an absolute disaster. I think the whole Live Earth thing ended up being a joke. It didn't move anyone. They had a whole bunch of sixties relics showing up. These bands that were there -- I told you this -- there was no A-listers on the whole bill. What was hilarious is in Johannesburg, they explained the low turnout for global warming was because of the cold! Cold weather and snow the...
  • Diana ratings dwarf Live Earth

    07/09/2007 1:08:57 PM PDT · by malamute · 10 replies · 858+ views
    BBC ^ | Monday, 9 July 2007, 17:42 GMT 18:42 UK | The Beeb
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/6283632.stm Diana ratings dwarf Live Earth The British TV audience for the Live Earth concerts was less than a third of that for last week's Concert for Diana. BBC One's average ratings between 2000 and 2200 BST on Saturday were 3.1 million, compared with 11.4 million for the Diana gig on the previous Sunday. Bad language by stars attracted more than 130 complaints to the BBC - but more than 400 complained about rock band Metallica's set being cut short. The BBC said the ratings were "good" for "a Saturday night in July". "The audience for Live Earth peaked at...
  • 'Live Earth' gig on rocky ground

    07/09/2007 12:24:44 PM PDT · by Clive · 39 replies · 1,746+ views
    Calgary Sun ^ | 2007-07-09 | Ezra Levant
    In 1985, the Live Aid concert actually asked music lovers to do something -- to donate their own money to help the starving in Africa. Throwing money into dictatorships might not have been the smartest way to help Africa's poor, but it had a morality feeling to it -- people were asked to do something selfless in return for their entertainment. It was appropriate that one-hit-wonder Bob Geldof was knighted for his work in spearheading the event. Things have changed in the music business. In 2005 came Live 8, a concert designed to pressure the leaders of the G8 nations...
  • Latest crusade is going green

    07/09/2007 10:57:25 AM PDT · by JZelle · 12 replies · 671+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 7-9-07 | Tom Knott
    The sports czars — Roger Goodell, David Stern and Bud Selig — should be motivated to hold a green summit following the stirring sermons of the Live Earth celebrities. As expected, DiCaprio pedaled a bicycle from his home in Hollywood Hills to be on stage with the high priest of the movement, Al Gore, who told the crowd: "You are Live Earth." Gore proceeded to take the seven-point pledge he is encouraging others to embrace. The pledge calls on Americans to smack any grocer who hands them a plastic bag at the checkout line, as demonstrated by two method actors...
  • Earth Saved, Pelosi Threatened (Satire)

    07/09/2007 10:36:13 AM PDT · by Digital Disaster · 9 replies · 786+ views
    Scooter's Report ^ | 7-9-07 | Scooter Van Neuter
    Live Earth a Resounding Success! Although few people actually watched the series of concerts staged on seven continents, temperatures dramatically dropped across the globe during the all-day events. Al Gore, renowned climatologist, reported, "Madonna's set had the largest effect on the climate, as released skank particulates tend to shield some of the sun's harmful rays. During her last song it snowed." The father of hybrid car racer Al Gore III went on to say, "With a thousand Madonnas we could save the planet." We can only dream.... Cindy Sheehan Threatens to Challenge Pelosi Antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan has given Speaker...
  • Caption Cameron Diaz at Live Earth

    07/09/2007 4:48:21 AM PDT · by redstates4ever · 38 replies · 1,085+ views
    Yahoo! News Photos ^ | 7/7/7 | staff
  • Al Gore announces Live Earth Turkey

    06/13/2007 11:23:15 AM PDT · by Millee · 16 replies · 584+ views
    UPI ^ | 6/13/07 | Staff
    Al Gore did a little marketing in Turkey Tuesday for the Live Earth concert to be held at the Seven Towers Fortress this summer. Joining the former U.S. vice president for the news conference were representatives from World Wide Fund for Nature Turkey, The Turkish Foundation for Combating Soil Erosion, Reforestation and the Protection of Natural Habitats, according to a Live Earth news release. Global organizer Kevin Wall founded the Live Earth concert series, which will bring together more than 100 of the world's top acts to play to more than 2 billion people. "Music is an international language that...
  • Geldof criticizes Gore's Live Earth

    05/12/2007 7:26:50 PM PDT · by melt · 46 replies · 1,262+ views
    AP viaYahoo!News.com ^ | 5/12/07 | AP
    AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - Bob Geldof, who organized the Live Aid and Live 8 benefit concerts, criticized the Live Earth music events Al Gore is putting together this summer, saying they lack a specific goal, according to a Dutch newspaper report Saturday. The Live Earth concerts will be held in cities around the world on July 7, with proceeds funding a yet-to-be-named foundation to combat climate change, under Gore's direction. The shows will take place in London; New York; Tokyo; Shanghai, China; Johannesburg, South Africa; Sydney, Australia; and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Organizers have also promised an event in Antarctica. "I...
  • Live Earth branded a foul-mouthed flop

    07/09/2007 9:54:08 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 31 replies · 2,300+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 16:02pm on 9th July 2007 | Tahira Yaqoob
    Live Earth has been branded a foul-mouthed flop. Organisers of the global music concert - punctuated by swearing from presenters and performers - had predicted massive viewing figures. But BBC's live afternoon television coverage attracted an average British audience of just 900,000. In the evening, when coverage switched from BBC2 to BBC1, the figure rose to just 2.7 million. And the peak audience, which came when Madonna sang at Wembley, was a dismal 4.5 million. Three times as many viewers saw the Princess Diana tribute on the same channel six days before. Two years ago, Live 8 drew a peak...
  • The Gospel of Gore [Freeper Mention in Anti-Goracle Article]

    07/09/2007 9:01:27 AM PDT · by DCJeanGrey · 30 replies · 3,114+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | July 9, 2007 | Amanda Carpenter
    The Gospel of Gore By Amanda Carpenter Monday, July 9, 2007 If Al Gore wore a high-collared black suit instead of a polo shirt and jeans to the Washington, D.C. Live Earth concert, he might have been mistaken for a preacher. He gave a brief sermon Saturday, July 7 on global warming with a solemn opening. “Today we are gathered on all seven continents and eight giant concerts and in 10,000 other gatherings, many as large as this one, two billion people, we are gathered, with one message.” He then asked those congregated on the National Mall to commit themselves...
  • Live Earth or Global Brainwashing?

    07/09/2007 7:05:53 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 8 replies · 7,707+ views
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 07-09-07 | Alaphiah
    Live Earth - the biggest musical event ever and a creation of former Vice President Al Gore [was it mass social manipulation?]
  • Live Earth vs. The Call in Nashville

    07/09/2007 6:12:12 AM PDT · by ovrtaxt · 51 replies · 3,159+ views
    vanity | 7-9-07 | ovrtaxt
    On 7-7-07, The Call took place in Nashville, TN. There was an almost total media blackout in the MSM- an AP story ran on some minor news portals, and local TV stations in Nashville covered it. However, Titans stadium was filled to overflow capacity as crowds of fasting worshippers encountered God in a corporate act of devotion to His Kingdom.video hereand hereand a TV news report- over 100,000 attended.Meanwhile, the organizers of Live Earth are embarrassed at their low turnout and lack of interest- blaming it on 'climate change'!
  • Global concert: Yes, very cool (MUSIC NOT GOOD ENOUGH TO SAVE THE WORLD FROM GLOBAL WARMING ALERT)

    07/09/2007 5:54:26 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 43 replies · 1,337+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | July 9, 2007 | JIM DeROGATIS Pop Music Critic
    Twenty-four hours, seven continents, 150 bands and 2 billion viewers. Global warming is a big problem that needs big solutions. Live Earth was the big concert intended to raise awareness. But is pop music really a solution? Skeptics doubt it. Said one: "Everybody's known about that problem for years. ... I would only organize this if I could get onstage and announce concrete environmental measures from the American presidential candidates, Congress or major corporations. They haven't got those guarantees. So it's just an enormous pop concert." The source of that quote: Bob Geldof, organizer of Live Aid and Live 8....
  • DUmmie FUnnies 07-09-07 ("The revolution has begun. We just hit the tipping point.")

    07/09/2007 5:21:10 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 137 replies · 1,654+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | July 9, 2007 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    The fantasy title of this DUmmie THREAD, "The revolution has begun. We just hit the tipping point," could have been written by the Left DOZENS of times in the past 40 years. With every little "crises," hope sprung eternal in beating leftwing hearts that NOW was FINALLY the time when the Bolshevik Revolution would begin. Until Scooter Libby received a commutation on his prison sentence, his "confessions" would spark the revolution. Then there was Jeff Gannon who induced massive DUmmie orgasms that a scandal involving him would bring the revolution. Oh, and let's not forget the Downing Street Memos...
  • 'Morning Joe' Jokes at Ann Curry's Touchy-Feely Gore Interview

    07/09/2007 4:53:24 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 18 replies · 2,080+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Live Earth's TV ratings might have been dismal, and the extravangza took heat for the liberal use of profanity by its performers. But at least the concert series served some purpose: providing comedic fodder for today's "Morning Joe." Host Joe Scarborough and sidekick John Ridley had considerable fun at the expense of Ann Curry, a host of NBC's coverage of the event, whose interview of Al Gore gave new meaning to "touchy-feely."At about 6:45 A.M. EDT this morning, the MSNBC show rolled clips from the Curry-Gore interview in which Curry repeatedly grabbed Gore's arm and ended with a manic hand-pump.View...
  • LIVE EARTH JOHANNESBURG OFFICIALS BLAME CLIMATE CHANGE FOR POOR TURN-OUT

    07/09/2007 4:38:28 AM PDT · by rdax · 34 replies · 1,397+ views
    www.pr-inside.com ^ | 2007-07-08 | www.pr-inside.com
    Officials at LIVE EARTH Johannesburg have blamed the effects of climate change for poor audience attendance at Saturday's (07Jul07) South African event. Organiser John Langford believes extremely cold weather in the region - it snowed last week (ends06Jul07) for the first time in a quarter of a century kept people away from the concert, which starred Joss Stone, UB40, Angelique Kidjo and Baaba Maal.
  • Metallica: Terrorist threat? (Hetfield Confused for Taliban on way to Live Earth)

    07/08/2007 8:50:52 PM PDT · by mnehring · 52 replies · 2,465+ views
    Metallica singer James Hetfield was investigated by UK airport officials who believed he was a terrorist this week, it has been claimed. The star was barred entry to Luton airport on Thursday and questioned by staff who were concerned about his appearance. Fears that Hetfield might be involved in terrorism were apparently founded on his "Taliban-like beard", according to The Times. He was allowed to leave the airport after a brief interrogation, when he persuaded officials that he was a rock star. Metallica play Live Earth at Wembley Stadium in London tomorrow, before headlining the venue for their own show...