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  • Al Gore urges world leaders to sign Paris climate deal

    03/17/2016 12:45:18 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | March 17, 2016
    World leaders must show their commitment to tackling global warming by signing the Paris climate agreement at a ceremony in April at the United Nations, climate change activist and former US vice president Al Gore said. "There is an overwhelming amount of hope that the Paris climate agreement could be a turning point towards a more resilient, low-carbon future," Gore told Reuters. "While the deal is not enough by itself, it is a major step forward." The key is for countries to switch to renewable energy, Gore said. "With the Paris agreement, we send a signal to the business community...
  • It’s time to draft Al Gore

    07/17/2015 5:45:49 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 41 replies ^ | 7/17/15 | Sean Illing
    The presidential election is still sixteen months away, but this much is clear: Hillary Clinton is a vulnerable candidate. Since announcing her candidacy in April, Clinton’s stature has steadily slipped. Things got even worse this week. We learned, first, that Bernie Sanders eclipsed Clinton in small, individual donations, which is an indicator of popular support among likely voters. Second, and more problematic, the newest AP poll revealed significant weaknesses among Democrats on a host of issues, including trust, character, and compassion for average Americans. These numbers are alarming heading into the general election, especially for Democrats. Bernie Sanders is running...
  • Ex-Nazis got $20.2 million in Social Security

    06/01/2015 5:42:52 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 22 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 6-1-15 | Richard Lardner, David Rising and Randy Herschaft
    WASHINGTON -- Elfriede Rinkel's past as a Nazi concentration camp guard didn't keep her from collecting nearly $120,000 in U.S. Social Security benefits. Rinkel admitted to being stationed at the Ravensbrueck camp during World War II, where she worked with an attack dog trained by the SS, according to U.S. Justice Department records. She immigrated to California and married a German-born Jew whose parents had been killed in the Holocaust. She agreed to leave the U.S. in 2006 and remains the only woman the Justice Department's Nazi-hunting unit ever initiated deportation proceedings against. Yet after Rinkel departed, the Social Security...
  • Al Jazeera America Sues Former VP Gore

    09/19/2014 3:38:54 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 19, 2014
    Al Jazeera America is suing former Vice President Al Gore and Joel Hyatt, the former owners of the TV network that became Al Jazeera America. The parties are fighting over money that is being held in escrow. The former vice president and Hyatt, the founder of Hyatt Legal Services, sued the network last month saying that it was improperly withholding tens of millions of dollars placed in escrow when Al Jazeera bought Current TV for $500 million. Al Jazeera America says it is entitled to the money because Gore and Hyatt agreed to indemnify the network for claims made against...
  • Irony alert: Al Gore sues Al Jazeera for fraud

    08/16/2014 3:05:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/16/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Honesty, it’s difficult to know where to begin tracking the irony in this story. Al Gore launched Current TV in large part on the financial and political basis of his global-warming crusade and entrepreneurship, which predictably went nowhere even with high-profile headliners like Keith Olbermann. Gore then improbably convinced Al Jazeera — which is owned by the royal family of the oil-pumping emirate of Qatar — that the channel was worth a half-billion dollars on the basis of its penetration into cable and satellite-TV systems in the US. That deal, by the way, got cinched only after Gore began...
  • Gore Calls Obama’s EPA Rules ‘Really Good News’

    06/02/2014 3:03:15 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 2, 2014 | By Alina Kleineidam
    In his keynote address at Princeton University’s class day today, former vice president — and environmental crusader — Al Gore lauded President Obama’s proposal for new Environmental Protection Agency regulations that would require the reduction of carbon emissions from coal plants by 30 percent by 2030. “That’s really good news. It’s particularly important not because of the actual reduction that will come from this country alone,” but because it can serve as an effort to “secure a global agreement wherein all nations will agree to take the kinds of steps that our nation agreed to take today,” Gore told his...
  • Al Gore Won’t Rule Out 2016 Run for President

    04/30/2014 1:59:11 PM PDT · by kingattax · 196 replies
    Rightwing News ^ | April 30, 2014 | Dave Blount
    If you think Washington is scary now, consider this: Al Gore is not ruling out a 2016 run for president. Al Gore 2000 was awful, proving himself willing to divide the country and put it through hell during his attempt to sue his way into the White House. Al Gore 2016 would be many times worse. He would be a single-issue president, and that issue would be the total destruction of the economy in the name of the debunked global warming hoax.
  • Al Gore Answers Charge of Causing Global Warming Mockery With Mockable Quotes

    04/27/2014 10:37:08 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 27, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Al Gore! Come on. Admit it. Just reading the name of Al Gore put a smile on your face. Why is that? Because after years of Gore's over the top rantings about global warming, he has turned himself into a laughingstock. That added to his blatantly greedy hypocrisy of selling carbon credit "indulgences" to fellow liberals to assuage their guilt as well as leaving a huge carbon footprint of his own by extravagant electrical usage at his mansion as well as burning big quantities of carbon by travelling around the world on a private jet to warn of global warmiing...
  • Al Gore brings climate change message to Kansas City

    02/22/2014 8:39:16 PM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 23 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | February 22, 2014 | BRIAN BURNES
    Al Gore has been known for his climate change warnings since the 2006 film “An Inconvenient Truth.” Former vice president Al Gore spoke about climate change Saturday during the Folk Alliance International conference at the Westin Crown Center hotel. But the former vice president, speaking Saturday in Kansas City, cited many more recent examples how heavy use of fossil fuels is contributing to extreme weather events and trends, in his view.
  • As 'Retirement Gap' Concerns Reach Across Partisan Divide, Senators Propose Savings Solutions

    02/14/2014 3:08:26 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    Roll Call ^ | February 12, 2014 | David Harrison
    When President Barack Obama introduced a new retirement savings plan during his State of the Union speech last month, the Republican response was uncharacteristically muted. Although Republicans were upset about the president’s new reliance on executive authority to push his agenda, they had few harsh words about the details of the retirement idea. Dubbed MyRA, Obama’s initiative is intended to allow workers who do not have access to other workplace savings plans to open an account overseen by the government that would invest in low-risk Treasury bonds. It’s a relatively modest proposal, one that would be entirely voluntary for employers...
  • FIVE YEARS AGO TODAY… Al Gore Predicted the North Pole Will Be Ice Free in 5 Years

    12/14/2013 7:56:32 PM PST · by george76 · 101 replies
    Gateway ^ | December 13, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Al Gore predicted the North Polar Ice Cap would be completely ice free in five years. Gore made the prediction to a German audience in 2008. He told them that “the entire North ‘polarized’ cap will disappear in 5 years.”
  • Will there Be Social Security Left for You? Inequity in Entitlement Payouts

    11/04/2013 5:54:25 AM PST · by William Tell 2 · 222 replies ^ | 11-4-13 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    According to a recent report by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), different generations have paid and will continue to pay disparate amounts of Medicare and Social Security payroll taxes, and they will also receive dissimilar amounts of Medicare and...
  • We Can't Solve Our Problems If We Deny We Have Them

    10/25/2013 5:31:09 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 1 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 10-25-13 | Sen. Ron Johnson (WI)
    How do you solve a problem if you refuse to admit you have one — or if you delude yourself into thinking it's not as bad as it actually is? The answer: You don't. You might minimize symptoms and make some progress. But unless you address the root cause, you will not find a real long-term solution. Unfortunately, far too many politicians in Washington refuse to acknowledge — and as a result, never accurately describe — the challenges currently facing America. I'm not sure why so many choose to keep their heads in the sand, but their state of denial...
  • Gore Accuses Koch Brothers of Being 'Purveyors of the Dirtiest Energy on Earth'

    06/11/2013 5:06:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies ^ | June 11, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Former Vice President Al Gore made some disgraceful statements about the Koch brothers Tuesday. Participating in a Google+ Conversation, Gore accused two of the nation's largest employers of being "purveyors of the dirtiest energy on earth" (video follows with transcript and commentary): Gore Calls the Koch Brothers 'Purveyors of the Dirtiest Energy on Earth' AL GORE: [Obama’s] got a big decision coming up on the XL Pipeline for these awful, filthy tar sands that, you know, Canada just said, "Don’t take it across British Columbia. We’re not going to put up with that. It’s just too dirty and too dangerous."...
  • At Stanford, Al Gore connects climate change inaction to political dysfunction

    04/24/2013 4:59:55 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Stanford News ^ | April 24, 2013 | By Rob Jordan
    Our democracy has been hacked. The operating system has been taken over." That was the message former Vice President Al Gore brought to Stanford Tuesday night. The 65-year-old paced the stage as he rattled off a litany of dark news from climate change-related superstorms and droughts to the U.S. Senate's failure to pass meaningful gun safety legislation. He offered blunt assessments of the Iraq War, saying it was about "a country that just happens to have a lot of oil." He spoke of the interest in energy-intensive Canadian tar sands oil extraction, the driving force behind plans for the controversial...
  • Al Gore calls on Barack Obama to 'act boldly' on climate change

    11/14/2012 6:13:06 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 25 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | 10/12/2012 | Suzanne Goldenberg,
    The former vice-president and climate champion, Al Gore, has called on Barack Obama to seize the moment and use his re-election victory to push through bold action on climate change. The president has faced rising public pressure in the wake of superstorm Sandy to deliver on his promise to act on global warming. But none of those calling on Obama to act carries the moral authority of Gore, who has devoted his post-political career to building a climate movement. Now, Gore said, it is the president's turn. He urged Obama to immediately begin pushing for a carbon tax in negotiations...
  • Romance with wealthy philanthropist divorcee warms Al Gore's heart on trip to Antartica

    05/18/2012 5:37:03 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 18, 2012 | Beth Stebner
    Two years after Al Gore’s shocking announcement that he and his wife of 40 years were separating, he’s got another, younger, woman in his life. According to the Washington Post’s Reliable Source blog, the former presidential candidate and former VP is dating Elizabeth Keadle, a wealthy Democratic donor and environmental conservationist. Ms Keadle, who hails from southern California, is in her 50s, and travelled to Antarctica with Mr Gore at the beginning of the year to raise awareness about climate change and global warming, according to the Post. She and Mr Gore share a deep interest in environmental issues, and...
  • Al Gore Has A Girlfriend: California Donor And Activist Elizabeth Keadle

    05/17/2012 7:04:00 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 51 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 17, 2012
    05/18/2012 Al Gore Has A Girlfriend: California Donor And Activist Elizabeth Keadle [Pic in URL] By The Reliable Source Al Gore has been seriously dating Elizabeth Keadle, right, of California. (Joe Kohen/Getty; Jon Clark/Rancho Santa Fe Review) It’s never easy to re-enter the dating pool after years away — probably especially so if you’re one of the most famous men in the world. But things seem to have worked out for Al Gore. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former VP has a serious girlfriend, we’ve learned. Her name is Elizabeth Keadle — better known as Liz — a well-heeled...
  • Al Gore doctored a video that’s supposed to prove his global warming theories

    09/29/2011 1:01:32 PM PDT · by martosko · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09-29-2011 | Anthony Watts
    It has been over a week now since the Gore-a-thon, a.k.a. “24 hours of climate reality,” where Al Gore sent his latest message of global warming doom to the world. The front page of the Climate Reality Project has changed from “live mode” to offering clips of videos shown during the 24-hour presentation. One of the video clips there, “Climate 101,” tells the story of how to do a “simple experiment” at home to prove carbon dioxide causes global warming. But if you watch closely, you’ll see an “inconvenient truth” of the worst kind. Watch the portion of the video...
  • Gore’s 24 Hours of Fantasy About To Begin

    09/13/2011 2:53:14 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | 9/13/2011 | Tom Harris
    An effort to "expose" climate change skeptics will instead show that Gore is a charlatan. Unfortunately for Al Gore, but fortunately for the rest of us, much of what we will hear in his 24 Hours of Reality extravaganza starting Wednesday evening is pure fantasy. Gore is completely wrong when he tells us that the science of climate change is settled. If his “Climate Reality Project” actually did promote climate realism, he would tell us that the science is in a period of negative discovery — the more we learn, the more we realize we do not understand about this,...
  • Gore in 24-hour broadcast to convert climate skeptics

    09/12/2011 5:39:15 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 57 replies
    Gore in 24-hour broadcast to convert climate skeptics Photo 8:10am EDT LONDON (Reuters) - Former President Al Gore will renew his 30-year campaign to convince skeptics of the link between climate change and extreme weather events this week in a 24-hour global multi-media event. "24 Hours of Reality" will broadcast a presentation by Al Gore every hour for 24 hours across 24 different time zones from Wednesday to Thursday, with the aim of convincing climate change deniers and driving action against global warming among households, schools and businesses. The campaign also asks people to hand over control of their social...
  • Gore Plans 24 Hours of 'Climate Reality'

    09/08/2011 6:37:00 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    Discovery News ^ | September 8, 2011 | By Kieran Mulvaney
    The last time former US Vice President Al Gore discussed the climate change issue with Discovery News, the Copenhagen treaty discussions were in full swing, and Gore expressed at the time that "I choose to be optimistic" about their outcome. That was a shade under two years ago, and since then, for those concerned that human activities are changing the planet's climate, the outlook seems bleaker. The Copenhagen process failed. "I think there’s great cause for optimism despite the fact that the US political process has been paralyzed largely by a determined effort by the global warming polluters and their...
  • Al Gore Says Don’t Gorge on Meat

    09/07/2011 2:33:33 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 83 replies
    Natural Products Marketplace ^ | September 6, 2011 | by Sandy Almendarez
    My last blog focused on Bill Clinton’s vegan diet; and now, Al Gore is telling us not to eat meat. It seems that whole 1994 White House administration is telling us that we need to start with meat—or the lack of it—when it comes to health. Vice President Al Gore said consuming meat contributes greatly to global warming, and he recommended people cut back on the amount of meat in the diet in order to help reduce the environmental impact. Gore didn’t say he himself gave up eating meat or that veganism is the way to go, but he said...
  • Al Gore: Obama bows to polluters

    09/07/2011 1:01:18 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 20 replies
    Al Gore: Obama bows to polluters By: Dan Berman September 7, 2011 03:09 PM EDT Former Vice President Al Gore is unhappy with Barack Obama. In a blog post Wednesday afternoon, Gore took Obama to task for his decision late last week to scrap EPA’s proposed update of George W. Bush-era smog regulations. “Instead of relying on science, President Obama appears to have bowed to pressure from polluters who did not want to bear the cost of implementing new restrictions on their harmful pollution — even though economists have shown that the U.S. economy would benefit from the job creating...
  • Vanity: Social Security - How does it work? (and is it solvent?)

    08/07/2011 8:08:14 PM PDT · by bt_dooftlook · 38 replies
    Vanity | 8/7/2011 | Me
    Can some Freeper please explain how SS works to me? So far, there are two theories...
  • Social Security Scam Now Obvious

    07/17/2011 6:59:08 PM PDT · by stolinsky · 24 replies ^ | 07-18-11 | stolinsky
      Social Security Scam Now Obvious David C. Stolinsky July 18, 2011 Socialist governments traditionally do make a financial mess. They always run out of other people’s money.− Margaret Thatcher If there is a silver lining to the dark clouds hanging over our economy − and that’s a big if − it is highlighting the sad fact that Social Security is an enormous fraud. This fraud goes beyond even the fact that it is a Ponzi scheme − that it depends on enough new workers joining the workforce to pay for older people retiring. Yes, Social Security is as...
  • Debt crisis punctures Social Security myth

    07/15/2011 12:53:54 PM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | 7/14/11 | Editor
    Prev Previous Article Editorials Print Comments 3 Debt crisis punctures Social Security myth By: Examiner Editorial | 07/14/11 9:00 PM "I cannot guarantee that those checks go out on Aug. 3,” President Barack Obama warned “CBS Evening News” viewers about Social Security on Tuesday night. “There may simply not be the money in the coffers to do it.” But how can that be? Haven’t Washington, D.C.’s professional politicians been telling us for decades that Social Security is in no danger of bankruptcy because of those trillions of dollars supposedly just sitting there in the Social Security Trust Fund? Why can’t...
  • Town Makes Residents Hand Over Their Keys

    06/14/2011 9:05:45 PM PDT · by freedommom · 59 replies
    Fox news ^ | 6/14/2011 | Fox news
    Seven years ago the Cedar Falls City Council passed an ordinance requiring lock boxes on commercial buildings and larger apartment complexes. Hardly a soul made a peep about it. On Monday the council voted 6-1 on a third and final reading to expand the ordinance to include more apartment buildings. In the days leading up to the vote, they received hundreds of phone calls and e-mails from people all over the country from people upset about the issue. Some calls came in the middle of the night. Some writers threatened them and called them scumbags, or worse. The issue had...
  • It’s Still an Empty Lockbox. A Response to Jack Lew, Obama's Budget Chief on the Trust Fund.

    03/18/2011 7:30:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/18/2011 | Charles Krauthammer
    Last week, President Obama’s budget chief, Jack Lew, took to his White House blog to repeat his claim that the Social Security trust fund is solvent through 2037. And to chide me for suggesting otherwise. I had argued in my last column that the trust fund is empty, indeed fictional. If Lew’s claim were just wrong, that would be one thing. But it provides the intellectual justification for precisely the kind of debt denial and entitlement complacency that his boss is now engaged in. Therefore, once more unto the breach. Lew acknowledges that the Social Security surpluses of the last...
  • 2 charged in south Ga. church thefts

    03/18/2011 4:46:10 AM PDT · by arderkrag · 4 replies
    The Augusta Chronicle ^ | 03/18/2011 | Unknown
    KINGSLAND, Ga. -- Kingsland police have charged two men with burglarizing three churches in two days. Edward Stanley Gilbert, 20, and Lloyd Odis Sams, 19, both of Kingsland, each face three counts of felony burglary, said Lt. Todd Tetterton, police department spokesman. When arrested, the suspects had been free on bail on charges stemming from another theft case, Tetterton said. Both remained in custody at the Camden County jail on Thursday. Gilbert and Sams are charged with stealing a variety of items including canned food, prepackaged juice drinks, hot chocolate mix, a portable clock radio and a small lock box-style...
  • In Al Gore revival, Senate Dems eye the lockbox for Social Security (Midnight basketball next?)

    02/25/2011 2:48:43 AM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/24/11 | Alexander Bolton
    In Al Gore revival, Senate Dems eye the lockbox for Social SecurityBy Alexander Bolton - 02/24/11 08:20 PM ET Senate Democrats want to put the Social Security trust fund in a lockbox and insulate it from a broader budget-cutting package designed to reduce the national deficit. It’s a revival of the concept that former Vice President Al Gore (D) made famous when he sparred with George W. Bush over a proposal to invest a portion of Social Security funds in the private market. Eleven years late, Social Security is again a hot political topic. President Obama during his State of...
  • CBO: Social Security Now Officially Broke (Obamanomics)

    01/26/2011 12:06:02 PM PST · by pissant · 44 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/26/11 | kevin Williamson
    Today’s CBO report has some bad news about the deficit. But CBO has some really, really bad news about Social Security: It’s officially broke. The CBO’s revenue/expenditure estimates now place the program in permanent deficit. There had been some hope that payroll taxes would recover sufficiently post-recession to put the program back into the black (the theoretical black) for at least a few more years, putting off the day of reckoning for an election cycle or more. No more: The new CBO estimates put Social Security in the red for as far as the eye can see. But there’s a...
  • Social Insecurity: Inside the 'Trust Fund' Illusion (Hussein Said to Push Congress to Curb Debt)

    01/21/2011 1:44:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    The Street ^ | 1/21/11 | Charles Hugh Smith
    Social Insecurity: Inside the 'Trust Fund' IllusionBy Charles Hugh Smith, DailyFinance 01/21/11 - 11:00 AM EST NEW YORK (DailyFinance) -- The recent tax deal approved by Congress and the president cut the payroll taxes that employees will contribute to Social Security for 2011 by about a third, and that $112 billion reduction in receipts has advocates of the program worried that the political meddling in Social Security's finances may threaten its viability. Unfortunately, the Social Security Administration's (SSA) finances have been meddled with for decades, and a one-year tax holiday is the least of the program's problems. As I reported...
  • The Fraud at the Heart of Social Security

    01/17/2011 12:16:03 PM PST · by FromLori · 22 replies
    Of Two Minds ^ | 1/17/2011 | Charles Hugh Smith
    To understand the fraud at the heart of the Social Security Trust Fund, we start with a very simple fact: cash can only be spent once. There are two frauds at the very heart of the Social Security system, and I am going to describe and source them in detail. After spending a number of hours poring over public data from the Social Security Administration (SSA), The U.S. Treasury and the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), and additional hours searching the Web for other published analyses, I can state with some authority that there are no published analyses or accounts of...
  • Fixing Social Security

    11/08/2010 1:29:49 AM PST · by Scanian · 32 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 08, 2010 | Randall Hoven
    Being desirous of pleasing Barack Obama and John Kerry, I will endeavor to stick to facts, science, truth, and argument. The challenge I present in this article could kill three birds with one stone. I propose a single experiment to test two political hypotheses and to solve the Social Security insolvency problem -- all in one fell swoop. (I try to be productive even on my days off.) Hypothesis 1: Democrats do not expand government in order to solve problems; they use problems as an excuse to expand government. Hypothesis 2: Republicans only talk about reducing government; when in office,...
  • Democrats Stopped the Social Security Lock Box - Make them Pay

    10/19/2010 8:41:34 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 18 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 10/19/2010 | Loud Mime
    The Democrats have a weakness that should be exploited by the Republicans: The Social Security and Medicare Lock Box Act. They used their Senate powers to stop this legislation at the most opportune moment; the voters need to know of this. During the 106th Congress, the lock box act passed the House with a strong vote. The bill was a simple act to save Social Security and Medicare funds from other uses by Congress - - nothing else. In the Senate, the Democrats stopped it from receiving a vote. Every Democrat Senator voted against cloture. The bill died in the...
  • Gore takes aim at Baker over climate change

    10/17/2010 6:29:18 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | October 17, 2010 | Stephanie Ebbert
    Al Gore is scheduled to be in town today to raise money for Governor Deval Patrick. Conveniently enough, Gore, while he’s here, is getting in some shots at Patrick rival Charles D. Baker over climate change. Baker said he was not “smart enough’’ to understand the issue and declined to even issue an opinion. “I’m not saying I believe in it. I’m not saying I don’t,’’ Baker said. “Well, in the face of overwhelming scientific evidence, Charlie Baker’s statement is nothing short of unacceptable in my view,’’ Gore says in the video. “The climate crisis is just as real as...
  • Al Gore talks sustainable capitalism, investment

    10/06/2010 6:54:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Columbia Spectator (Student Paper) ^ | October 6, 2010 | By Finn Vigeland and Shane Ferro
    The Al Gore that spoke at Columbia on Tuesday was probably not the man most students expected to see. Gore spoke about the importance of sustainable investments, which consider what will be most beneficial in the long term. “The alleged conflict between taking sustainability into account and getting higher returns is a myth,” Gore said. Part of sustainable capitalism, according to the theory, is recognizing the unseen cost of things like pollution for the future. “As more people connect the dots, the assumption of the free use of the atmospheric commons as an open sewer is going to collapse,” he...
  • Los Angeles school named after Al Gore

    09/06/2010 7:05:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 5, 2010 | By Howard Blume
    He's the first vice president to have an L.A. school named after him, sharing the honor with author Rachel Carson. Fittingly, the campus will be devoted to environmental themes. But there's a catch. The campus was built atop contaminated land. School district officials insist that the Arlington Heights property is clean and safe. And they've pledged to check vapor monitors and groundwater wells to make sure. "Renaming this terribly contaminated school after famous environmental advocates is an affront to the great work that these individuals have done to protect the public's health from harm," an environmental coalition wrote in a...
  • Serbia using testicle cooking competition to lure tourists

    08/17/2010 5:25:55 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 54 replies ^ | August 17, 2010 | Staff Writers
    TOURISM chiefs in Serbia are hoping their annual testicle cooking competition will do for the region what whisky did for Scotland. The Testicle Cooking World Championship in Ozrem takes place for the seventh time this year and is open to cooks from all over the world. Dishes, said to have aphrodisiac qualities, are made from the testicles of animals including bull, wild boar, horse, shark, ostrich, kangaroo, donkey, turkey, goat, reindeer and elk. Organisers admit they rarely get chefs from abroad, but they are hoping the festival will start to attract international visitors to sample the food.
  • Al Gore Won't Face Prosecution in Sexual Assault Allegation

    07/30/2010 10:06:41 PM PDT · by lbryce · 26 replies · 3+ views
    CNN ^ | July 30, 2010 | Staff
    Former Vice President Al Gore will not face prosecution on an allegation of sexual assault from 2006. The allegation, brought forth by Molly Hagerty, claims Gore sexually abused her during a professional massage at the Hotel Lucia in Portland on October 24, 2006. CNN policy is to not name the alleged victim in a sexual abuse case, unless the person has come forward publicly to the media. Hagerty told her story to the National Enquirer. The Portland Police Bureau did not recommend prosecution "due to a lack of credible evidence," according to the Multnomah County district attorney's office. "After evaluating...
  • Police: No comment about Gore interview (Investigation of the Sex Poodle might be completed soon)

    07/25/2010 12:21:02 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Portland Tribune ^ | 7/24/10 | Jim Redden
    Police: No comment about Gore interviewInvestigation might be completed soon By Jim Redden The Portland Tribune Jul 24, 2010, Updated 3.2 hours ago Portland police are not commenting on reports that detectives have interviewed former Vice President Al Gore about accusations that he molested a Portland masseuse in 2006. Bureau spokesperson Det. Mary Wheat refused to confirm or deny reports that detectives interviewed Gore on Thursday. The National Enquirer, which first broke the story about the allegations, reports the interview took place in San Francisco. The tabloid did not cite any sources for the report or say what Gore supposedly...

    07/24/2010 10:20:45 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 91 replies · 5+ views
    National Enquirer ^ | July 23, 2010
    In a bombshell new development in the AL GORE SEX SCANDAL, The ENQUIRER has learned exclusively that the former vice president has finally been interviewed by police in the Molly Hagerty case. Sources close to the investigation reveal that detectives from the Portland, Oregon, Police Bureau traveled quietly to San Francisco on Thursday for the secret meeting with the 62-year-old Nobel Prize winner. "Al Gore has finally been interviewed face to face by detectives in the Molly Hagerty case," a close source told The ENQUIRER. "Details of what was disclosed in the police interview by Gore --and exactly how long...
  • Al Gore Satanic Heavy Metal Fetish Cited in Tipper Gore Divorce [Satire]

    07/23/2010 5:51:19 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 51 replies · 4+ views
    Daily Squib ^ | 6/3/2010 | Blackie Lawful
    Al Gore turns the amp up to 11 NASHVILLE - USA - Al Gore would rock out to 'satanic' heavy metal bands and perform rituals in the family home, divorce lawyers for ex-wife Tipper Gore have revealed. Ex Vice President, Al Gore has been living a secret life as a heavy metal fanatic who allegedly performs gory sacrificial rituals in a secret room in the family mansion. When he's not jetting around the world spewing nonsense about global warming, Al Gore hangs out in his home dungeon listening to sordid heavy metal music and skinning live bats, his wife has...
  • Portland police will investigate accusations that Al Gore groped woman (Investigation Re-Opened)

    06/30/2010 5:11:23 PM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 161 replies · 1+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | June 30, 2010 | Maxine Bernstein
    Portland police will investigate accusations that Al Gore groped woman Published: Wednesday, June 30, 2010, 4:55 PM Updated: Wednesday, June 30, 2010, 5:03 PM The Oregonian A Portland massage therapist accused former Vice President Al Gore of "unwanted sexual contact" at a hotel during an October 2006 visit, but no charges were filed due to lack of evidence, law officials said last week. Today, Portland police officials say they will reopen the investigation. Portland police announced today that it will re-open and investigate a Portland massage therapist’s allegations that former Vice President Al Gore sexually assaulted her at a downtown...

    (ok, so we have Clinotn, Edwards, Gore and how can we forget Obama's Larry Sinclair, crack cocaine-fueled affair? Don't you just LOVE these principled--we care about the litle people-- dems?) AL GORE SEX SCANDAL ACCUSER reveals shocking NEW EVIDENCE -- ONLY to the NATIONAL ENQUIRER in a bombshell world exclusive interview! "AL GORE is a pervert and sexual predator," declares MOLLY HAGERTY, 54, the massage therapist who told Portland, Ore. police that the ex-VICE President sexually assaulted her. "He's not what people think he is - he's a sick man!" When the ENQUIRER first broke the world-exclusive story last week...
  • Tipper & Al cover big assets

    06/27/2010 6:54:26 AM PDT · by maggief · 37 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | June 27, 2010 | ISABEL VINCENT and MELISSA KLEIN
    Buying an $8.8 million California mansion months before announcing their divorce wasn't the only puzzling real-estate transaction for the Gores. A month after snagging the Montecito estate in October 2009, Al and Tipper Gore transferred nine properties in Carthage, Tenn., from their own names into a limited liability company.
  • Al Gore and the Enquirer's non-checkbook journalism

    06/25/2010 6:07:00 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 25, 2010 | By Howard Kurtz
    The executive editor of the National Enquirer says the Oregon masseuse who made a sexual allegation against Al Gore asked the tabloid for $1 million but that the Enquirer did not pay her or anyone else in reporting the story. Barry Levine said in an interview Thursday that the woman offered to sell her account through her lawyer but that "no money exchanged hands". According to a source friendly with the Gores, Al Gore confirmed he received a therapeutic massage in his hotel room that night, and likely from the therapist making the accusation. But, the source said, Gore remembers...
  • Al Gore's 40-year marriage ended over wife's 'jealous rages'

    06/16/2010 3:32:22 PM PDT · by DBCJR · 46 replies · 1,318+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 9:12 PM on 16th June 2010 | By DANIEL BATES IN NEW YORK
    Al Gore's 40-year marriage crumbled because of his wife's jealous rages that he was allegedly having an affair, it was claimed tonight. The former US presidential candidate separated from Tipper because she suspected he was sleeping with a string of glamorous women. Rather than her ending the relationship as previously thought, it was he who brought things to an end, according to U.S. reports. 'Jealous rages': Al Gore with wife Tipper in 2007. Their marriage has since ended 'While there's never been proof that Al had affairs, Tipper allowed herself to suspect the worse,' a source told an American newspaper....
  • Al and Tipper Gore to separate

    06/01/2010 9:25:59 AM PDT · by mainsail that · 274 replies · 12,821+ views
    Politico ^ | Politico
    Al and Tipper Gore, whose playful romance enlivened Washington and the campaign trail for a quarter century, have decided to separate after 40 years of marriage, the couple told friends Tuesday. In an “Email from Al and Tipper Gore,” the couple said: “We are announcing today that after a great deal of thought and discussion, we have decided to separate. “This is very much a mutual and mutually supportive decision that we have made together following a process of long and careful consideration. We ask for respect for our privacy and that of our family, and we do not intend...