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  • Ex-congresswoman [Cynthia McKinney]says blacks should consider third parties

    08/30/2007 2:33:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies · 1,436+ views
    WHP-TV (Harrisburg PA) ^ | August 29, 2007
    Former U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney said Tuesday that black voters should consider voting for third-party candidates. Speaking to a sparsely attended Green Party gathering, the Georgia Democrat railed at her party and said black voters should not automatically vote Democratic, as an overwhelming majority now do. "We have to be willing to do something that we've never done before so that we can get some things we've never had before," said McKinney, who is black. During the 2000 presidential election, McKinney said, Democrats "didn't even fight for your right to vote and your right to representation," referring to allegations that...
  • Campers Tie Alleged Peeping Tom to Tree

    08/24/2007 10:51:54 AM PDT · by IronKros · 22 replies · 490+ views
    Breitbart.com ^ | 8/24/2007 | Associated Press
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A group of campers tied a peeping Tom suspect to a tree, keeping him bound until police arrived. Richard H. Berkey, 63, was charged with private indecency, a misdemeanor, by sheriff's deputies who were called to the Big Fan Campground near Bagby Hot Springs last weekend, according to Clackamas County Detective Jim Strovink. Campers told deputies they recognized Berkey from a similar incident at the campground last year and wanted to make sure he didn't get away. The 2006 incident was reported to police but did not result in charges. "Last year, we took down his...
  • Campers tie up man accused of peeping at women (tied to tree;admitted doing it for 15 yrs;Video)

    08/23/2007 6:24:22 PM PDT · by Stoat · 14 replies · 2,468+ views
    KATU TV2 (Oregon) ^ | August 22, 2007
    Campers tie up man accused of peeping at women Campers tied this man to a tree after they believe they caught him peeping at women going to the bathroom at a campsite near Estacada over the weekend.     Story Published: Aug 22, 2007 at 12:36 PM PDT Story Updated: Aug 22, 2007 at 6:10 PM PDT By KATU Web Staff   ESTACADA, Ore. - A group of campers over the weekend caught a man they say was watching women go to the bathroom in the woods - a man who allegedly told them he had been doing similar...
  • Vandals Attack Man's Hummer, Leave Note

    07/19/2007 6:49:03 AM PDT · by freespirited · 48 replies · 1,358+ views
    ABC News ^ | 7/18/07 | Associated Press
    When Gareth Groves brought home his massive new Hummer, he knew his environmentally friendly neighbors disapproved. But he didn't expect what happened next. The sport utility vehicle was parked for five days on the street before two masked men smashed the windows, slashed the tires and scratched into the body: "FOR THE ENVIRON." "The thought of somebody vandalizing it never crossed my mind," said Gareth Groves, who lives near American University in Northwest Washington. "I've kind of been in shock." Police said they see small acts of vandalism in the area from time to time, but they have not seen...
  • Al Gore Warming for 2008 Run?

    07/19/2007 2:07:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies · 949+ views
    NewsMax ^ | July 18, 2007
    Al Gore maintains that he won't seek the Democratic nomination for president in 2008 -- but his actions seem to belie his words. Gore has kept himself very much in the public eye as the White House races kicked into gear, providing plenty of evidence that he's eying another run for president: His award-winning global warming documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" brought him back into the limelight last year. His new book "An Assault on Reason" is a best seller, and when he launched his national book tour in May, one observer said the event seemed "more like a campaign stop...
  • Al Gore's Live Earth Vs Africa [Global Warming Envirowacko Smackdown!]

    07/16/2007 1:35:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 1,344+ views
    All Africa ^ | July 13, 2007 | Kofi Bentil
    FEW people in Africa would get to see Al Gore and his troupe of rock-star ecologists strutting their stuff last 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. Britain's former Secretary of State for the Environment, David Miliband, recently said that the rest of the world cannot aspire to the UK's standard of living because:...
  • Green Dating – Are You An Ecosexual?

    07/13/2007 8:10:19 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 46 replies · 1,199+ views
    www.hamptons.com ^ | Friday, July 13, 2007 | Heather Buchanan
    Green Dating – Are You An Ecosexual? Heather Buchanan Friday, July 13, 2007 The “green” buzzword has infiltrated our consciousness in terms of what we eat and how we recycle and when we drive to the store or walk. Now it’s even entered the equation of “Your carbon-footprint-free place or mine?” The question is: Are you an ecosexual? The concept of green dating used to be restricted to SWM seeks SWF to share life in yurt with long walks in protest rallies and vegan restaurants. But even if you don’t throw around words in personal ads like “family oriented pagan...
  • Police still searching for stadium tree vandals (killing a Tree to save a forest alert!)

    07/13/2007 9:02:49 AM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 7 replies · 472+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | July 13, 2007 | Kristen Bender
    BERKELEY-- Here's a bit of irony: The tree sitters who have been living in a grove of historic oaks they want to save are being accused of lopping off the top of a redwood and a cedar to make room for at least one sleeping platform. "They have not been cited because we don't know who the responsible (person) is ... it's still under investigation," said Mitch Celaya, UC Berkeley's assistant police chief. "The trees are permanently damaged. It's not like the top of the tree is going to grow back." Since early December, a small group of people have...
  • 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...
  • Scouts' firing range irks residents

    07/08/2007 11:04:40 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 76 replies · 2,967+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | July 7, 2007 | Ivan Moreno
    Scouts' firing range irks residents Neighbors say clay shooting events disruptive By Ivan Moreno, Rocky Mountain News July 7, 2007 ELBERT - Neighbors say the Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch is anything but that. The realization came after an explosion of shotgun blasts from the camp in May, when Boy Scouts held a two-day clay shooting fundraiser. "It sounded like Hamas had a training camp next door," said Elbert County Sheriff William Frangis, who fielded numerous calls from people who live near the ranch. The Scouts say no one complained to them. Although the camp has had a shooting range for...
  • PETA blasts Michael Moore for eating meat

    06/26/2007 12:48:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies · 1,782+ views
    MSNBC ^ | June 26, 2007 | Jeannette Walls
    PETA has a message for Michael Moore: You’re the Sicko. The animal-rights group is blasting the filmmaker as a hypocrite for criticizing the U.S. healthcare system in his new documentary, “Sicko,” because they say he’s in such poor health himself. “There’s an elephant in the room, and it is you,” PETA president Ingrid Newkirk wrote in a letter to Moore. Newkirk urged the rotund Moore to become a vegetarian, which many nutritionists say is a good way to lose weight, and visit PETA’s Web site GoVeg.com for veggie recipes. Writes Newkirk: “As they say at Nike (sorry!): ‘Just do it.”
  • Marines To Conduct Gregory Canyon Exercise; Environmentalists Criticize Plan To Conduct Training...

    06/21/2007 11:45:29 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 9 replies · 440+ views
    The North County Times/The Californian ^ | Thursday, June 21, 2007 | Dave Downey
    Marines To Conduct Gregory Canyon Exercise; Environmentalists Criticize Plan To Conduct Training At Old Dairy By: DAVE DOWNEY - Staff Writer Thursday, June 21, 2007 NORTH COUNTY (San Diego)-- An old dairy at the planned Gregory Canyon landfill will become an anti-terror training ground next month for 40 to 60 Marines from Camp Pendleton, a military official said Wednesday. Local environmentalists said they are worried the exercise could damage the fragile environment near the San Luis Rey River or ignite a wildfire in a tinder-dry area at one of the driest times of the year. Marine officials said care will...
  • New age town in U.S. embraces dollar alternative

    06/19/2007 7:03:48 AM PDT · by Barney Gumble · 84 replies · 1,900+ views
    Reuters ^ | 19 Jun 07 | Scott Malone
    GREAT BARRINGTON, Massachusetts (Reuters) - A walk down Main Street in this New England town calls to mind the pictures of Norman Rockwell, who lived nearby and chronicled small-town American life in the mid-20th Century. So it is fitting that the artist's face adorns the 50 BerkShares note, one of five denominations in a currency adopted by towns in western Massachusetts to support locally owned businesses over national chains. "I just love the feel of using a local currency," said Trice Atchison, 43, a teacher who used BerkShares to buy a snack at a cafe in Great Barrington, a town...
  • Recycling Worsens Global Warming

    06/15/2007 1:43:56 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 39 replies · 1,146+ views
    TechWorld.com ^ | June 4, 2007 | Chris Mellor
    Recycling worsens global warming Chris Mellor June 4, 2007 Fancy some contrary thinking? Try this; if you want to save the planet from global warming, don't recycle. There is lots of muddled thinking around global warming. The UK government is proposing to have all goods marked with a carbon index to indicate their friendliness or antipathy to global warming. The index would measure the amount of carbon emitted during the goods' manufacture and whether it can be recycled or not. Recycled? What has that got to do with global warming? My instinctive reaction was: none. Why on earth should sticking...
  • NBC to Give Gore 75 Hours of Free Air Time (Unbelievable!!)

    06/10/2007 10:34:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies · 2,029+ views
    NewsMax ^ | June 6, 2007
    NBC Universal will devote a whopping 75 hours of air time to showing Al Gore’s "Live Earth: The Concerts for a Climate in Crisis.” And if Gore decides to run for president in 2008, the event would be "one of the largest ever, if not the largest, in-kind contributions to a presidential campaign,” according to The Media Research Center’s NewsBusters.org, a Web site dedicated to combating liberal media bias. In addition to devoting all of NBC-TV’s Saturday, July 7 prime time to the concerts, CNBC will carry seven hours of coverage from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. EDT, Bravo will...
  • Two More Eco-terrorists Sentenced (ELF)

    06/02/2007 9:30:13 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies · 801+ views
    North County Times/The Californian ^ | Friday, June 1, 2007 | Associated Press
    Two more eco-terrorists sentenced Last modified Friday, June 1, 2007 7:40 PM PDT By: Associated Press - EUGENE, Ore. -- A federal judge sentenced two women to prison Thursday for their roles in arson fires around the West that caused more than $40 million in damage over a five-year period. Suzanne Savoie and Kendall Tankersley were the fifth and sixth of 10 radical environmentalists to be sentenced in U.S. District Court in Eugene after they pleaded guilty to arson and conspiracy. All were members of an underground cell of the Earth Liberation Front known as "The Family." U.S. District Judge...
  • Environmentalist Gets 13 Years In Arson Fires (Eco-Terrorism)

    05/24/2007 10:16:54 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies · 787+ views
    SignOnSanDiego.com ^ | May 24, 2007 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Environmentalist Gets 13 Years In Arson Fires ASSOCIATED PRESS May 24, 2007 EUGENE, Ore. – Declaring fires set at a police station, an SUV dealer and a tree farm to be acts of terrorism, a federal judge yesterday sentenced the first of 10 members of a radical environmental group to 13 years in prison. U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken commended Stanislas Meyerhoff for having the courage to “do the right thing” by informing on his fellow arsonists after his arrest, but declared that his efforts to save the Earth by setting fires were misguided and cowardly, and contributed to an...
  • Al Gore's Insolent Assault on Reason (GW/VRWC Alert!)

    05/23/2007 3:48:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies · 1,539+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 23, 2007 | Robert Tracinski
    Early coverage of Al Gore's new book, The Assault on Reason, has focused on the fact that the book is largely an assault on the Bush administration. But they have glossed over the most significant and alarming theme that Al Gore has taken up: his alleged defense of "reason" includes a justification for government controls over political speech. Judging from the excerpts of Gore's book published in TIME, his not-so-subtle theme is that reason is being "assaulted" by a free and unfettered debate in the media--and particularly by the fact that Gore has to contend with opposition from the right-leaning...
  • Steve Jobs proposes Al Gore for president

    05/23/2007 3:08:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies · 1,914+ views
    Mac World UK ^ | May 23, 2007 | Jonny Evans, Macworld
    Apple board member and former US vice president Al Gore would win the presidency if he ran for election, says Apple CEO Steve Jobs. "If he ran, there's no question in my mind that he would be elected," Jobs told Time Magazine. "But I think there's a question in his mind, perhaps because the pain of the last election runs a lot deeper than he lets most of us see." The report explains the background Gore's strenuous campaigning to persuade people to address the growing threat of climate-change caused environmental collapse. "We have dug ourselves into a 20-foot hole, and...
  • Al Gore documentary inconveniences high schools

    05/22/2007 6:38:15 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 37 replies · 1,483+ views
    The Prowler | March 2007 | Cait Gossert
    This generation is one that thrives on media publicity, and right now global warming is in the spotlight. From melting icecaps to rising temperatures and sea levels, global warming seems to be the hot topic. With the help of Al Gore's Academy Award-winning film, "An Inconvenient Truth," the issue of global warming has been projected from television screens worldwide, including those at Central York High School. Both Gregory Wimmer and Eric Webb, teachers of global studies and environmental sciences at Central, have used Gore's film as a teaching tool. "In a social studies classroom, "An Inconvenient Truth" allows for an...
  • 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....
  • Government seeks terrorist label for arsonists (Eco-Terrorism)

    05/16/2007 10:34:01 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 6 replies · 619+ views
    Fox11AZ.com ^ | Tuesday, May 15, 2007 | JEFF BARNARD
    Government seeks terrorist label for arsonists 08:32 AM MST on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 By JEFF BARNARD / AP Environmental Writer EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- Chelsea Gerlach was 16 when she attended an Earth First! gathering in Idaho, where she met an instructor in monkey wrenching - sabotage in the name of protecting the environment - who called himself Avalon. According to federal prosecutors, she developed a crush on William C. Rodgers, and joined his cell of the Earth Liberation Front in Eugene known as The Family, which later became responsible for 20 arsons around the West that did $40...
  • Laurie David: To Our Three Daughters ('Global Warming' for Kids from Limosine Liberals)

    05/14/2007 5:28:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 92 replies · 3,571+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 12, 2007 | Laurie David
    We hope that by the time you read this, the solutions to global warming will be well under way. You already know from living with us, how concerned we are about this problem. Sometimes, we go over board with our reactions to everyday annoyances like over -packaged products, leaving lights on in the room, taking too long a shower or leaving your chargers in the wall. We embarrass you when we glare at hummer drivers and or get emotional when we talk about drowning polar bears. But we do this because all of the things that we love and care...
  • Obama Condemns Big and Fast Gas Guzzlers, But Drives Hemi V8 Sedan

    05/12/2007 4:28:55 PM PDT · by SandRat · 161 replies · 8,523+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | Lynn Davidson
    The religion of the left seems to be environmentalism, and the everyone knows what happens when religious figures on the right are exposed as hypocrites. Ted Haggard, Jim Baker and others have claimed to stand for one thing and privately lived a life that conflicted with their stated beliefs, and the media covered it non-stop. In contrast, the media ignore that the darling of the Democratic presidential candidates has again been nailed as an environmental hypocrite. Barack Obama was outed as an SUV driver in 2006, who said at the same time, "the blame for the world's higher temperature rests...
  • Jennifer Lopez Death Threats: Animal Rights Extremist Targets J Lo (PETA ALERT!)

    05/11/2007 2:37:29 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies · 1,486+ views
    The National Ledger ^ | May 10, 2007 | Julie Pike
    Jennifer Lopez Death Threats: Animal Rights Extremist Targets J Lo By Julie Pike May 10, 2007 Jennifer Lopez has received death threats from an animal rights extremist, a report claims. J Lo has long been the target of activists for her fur loving ways and now a report from New York Daily News says one wants to off Jennifer. And it sounds serious. According to the morning column from Ben Widdicombe, Lopez has reportedly beefed up security in response to ugly threats on her life. According to a friend, an animal-rights extremist has been sending letters threatening 'to kill her...
  • Travel: the new tobacco ("Binge Flying" 'Killing' Earth)

    05/07/2007 9:59:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies · 931+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | May 6, 2007 | Amelia Hill
    Mark Ellingham, founder of the Rough Guides and the man who encouraged a generation of travellers to pack a rucksack and explore the world, has compared the damage done by tourism to the impact of the tobacco industry. Ellingham now says travelling is so environmentally destructive that there is no such thing as a genuinely ethical holiday. He wants the industry to educate travellers about the damage their holidays do to the environment. The development he regrets most is the public's appetite for what he calls 'binge-flying'. 'The tobacco industry fouled up the world while denying [it] as much as...
  • Children 'bad for planet'

    05/07/2007 4:59:17 AM PDT · by freemike · 64 replies · 1,353+ views
    News.com.au ^ | May 07, 2007 | Sarah-Kate Templeton in London
    HAVING large families should be frowned upon as an environmental misdemeanour in the same way as frequent long-haul flights, driving a big car and failing to reuse plastic bags, says a report to be published today by a green think tank.
  • Sheryl Crow: On Deception, Spin, and Losing Our Way (GW Barf Alert!)

    05/06/2007 11:04:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies · 541+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 4, 2007 | Sheryl Crow aka "One Square"
    It's been well over a week since our little run in with the adviser to our president. I am just now processing all that took place during the last few days of the Stop Global Warming College tour and a few concerns still hang heavy on my mind and heart. First, I am deeply concerned over where we are as a nation. We are so blessed to live in a country where we enjoy so many rights that other countries cannot even begin to imagine. However, what terrifies me is not what we are ignoring about the state of our...
  • Gore sees 'spiritual crisis' in warming

    05/06/2007 7:46:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 75 replies · 1,326+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 5/5/07 | Anton Caputo
    Playing equal parts visionary, cheerleader and comedian, Al Gore brought his message of how to fight global warming to a capacity crowd of receptive architects Saturday in San Antonio. The former vice president referred continually to a "new way of thinking" that is emerging in the country and offered hope in the battle to control the effects global warming will have on the planet. "It's in part a spiritual crisis," Gore told the crowd in the Convention Center at the American Institute of Architects national convention. "It's a crisis of our own self-definition — who we are. Are we creatures...
  • Do as I say - and I'll say as I please! (Hitlery & the Treehuggers)

    05/06/2007 12:47:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 1,811+ views
    Townhall ^ | May 6, 2007 | Austin Hill
    Uh-oh. Don’t look now, but somebody who wants to be President forgot to take their medicine. It remains uncertain as to whether the failure to follow the prescription will be politically costly. But the Senator formerly known as Hillary Rodham Clinton seems to be caught in another little conflict, and this one could be a problem with, shall we say, “the faithful.” By “the faithful,” I mean the left-wing contingency within the Democratic Party that long ago abandoned any historic, western understanding of the relationship between the human person and the earth (an understanding that is so commonplace for most...
  • Straw Baled Las Manos (Colorado) Bed and Breakfast Thriving Off the Grid

    05/01/2007 6:50:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies · 1,140+ views
    Green Lodging News ^ | May 1, 2007 | Glenn Hasek
    BUENA VISTA, COLO.—You can huff and you can puff but you will never be able to blow down the walls of the Las Manos Bed and Breakfast in Buena Vista, Colo. The walls are made of straw. Well, mostly. They are actually constructed from bales of straw and covered with concrete stucco. They are solid, fire proof, and have an energy efficient insulation value of R-50. The unique exterior wall structure is just one of the fascinating elements of the B&B set within view of Colorado’s majestic 14,000-foot peaks. The 2,600-square-foot home, which includes two large suites ranging from 600...
  • (Progressive Dems of America)PDA's Presence Felt at Calif. (Dem.)Convention (Barf!)

    04/29/2007 10:27:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 602+ views
    PDAMERICA ^ | April 28, 2007 | Jeff Cohen
    Delegates entering the California Democratic Convention hall in San Diego today have been greeted by 14 foot banners: "Investigations, Accountability, IMPEACHMENT Is On Our Table" and "Diplomacy, Not Warfare: DON'T ATTACK IRAN" and "Diplomacy, Not Warfare: END THE OCCUPATION OF IRAQ" The PDA presence here is ubiquitous -- our green "End the Occupation" stickers are on most peoples' chests, no matter who they're supporting for President. One of the thorniest issues at the convention for the state party leadership is impeachment. It's clear to everyone that the overwhelming majority of delegates want Congressional leaders to move expeditiously toward impeachment of...
  • How About Economic Progress Day? (Instead of "Earth Day" --John Stossel)

    04/25/2007 2:35:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies · 739+ views
    Townhall ^ | April 25, 2007 | John Stossel
    Last Sunday was marked by an orgy of celebrations of Earth Day, the worldwide annual event intended to "to spark a revolution against environmental abuse." Even the Bush administration had an Earth Day website, which stated, "< a href="http://earthday.gov/">Earth Day and every day is a time to act to protect our planet". Watching the media coverage, you'd think that the earth was in imminent danger -- that human life itself was on the verge of extinction. Technology is fingered as the perp. Nothing could be further from the truth. John Semmens of Arizona's Laissez Faire Institute points out that Earth...
  • 29 Ways To INCREASE Global Warming

    04/17/2007 9:18:57 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 57 replies · 2,949+ views
    MetroSpy.com ^ | 2007 | MetroSpy
    29 Ways To INCREASE Global Warming The hysteria surrounding global warming is a crock. The idea that human beings are destroying the planet with BBQs and hair spray is stupid and silly...and I refuse to accept this nonsense. Following is a 'how-to' guide on enjoying more of the wonderful resources our Earth has to offer. I encourage readers to stop feeling guilty if they choose NOT to recycle. It's time to burn those fossil fuels. Get out and drive your SUV...And by all means, leave the farting cows alone! 1. Remove your energy-saver bulbs and go back to normal lights....
  • The Menace of the Lobby [Mullahs, Gays, Greens]

    04/12/2007 9:17:52 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 2 replies · 439+ views
    Forbes ^ | 4/12/2007 | Paul Johnson
    In my view the greatest threat to democracy today comes not from totalitarian ideology but from within itself--from the ever-increasing power of well-organized lobbies. Take Britain. In the early 1960s Prime Minister Harold Macmillan used to say, "There are three bodies no sensible man directly challenges: the Roman Catholic Church, the Brigade of Guards and the National Union of Mineworkers." Half a century later things are very different. The Brigade of Guards has seen its influence contract as the armed services have shrunk. The mineworkers' union has almost ceased to exist, thanks to the follies of its leaders. And even...
  • Al Gore: A Man On A Mission (Barf Alert!)

    03/23/2007 10:02:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies · 311+ views
    No Quarter ^ | March 21, 2007 | BRENT BUDOWSKY
    Al Gore's testimony before the Senate and the House embodies the gold standard about how a political leader with a cause can rally a movement, get things done, and change the world. Who else could attract so much interest from internet activists, faith based stewards, environmental leaders, hedge fund managers and Wall Street banks placing smart money bets on America's future? Gore is a man on a mission. It is exciting to to witness the power of an idea, and a leader who views politics as an honorable profession to serve the national and global interest. Soon the political world...
  • Some criticize Gore's profits from toxic mining

    03/18/2007 1:33:55 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 16 replies · 622+ views
    WBIR.com ^ | 3/18/07 | BILL THEOBALD
    CARTHAGE, Tenn. - Al Gore has profited from zinc mining that has released millions of pounds of potentially toxic substances near his farmstead, but there is no evidence the mine has caused serious damage to the environment in the area or threatened the health of his neighbors. Two massive white mountains of leftover rock waste are evidence of three decades of mining that earned Gore more than $500,000 in royalty payments for the mineral rights to his property. New owners plan to start mining again later this year, after nearly four years of inactivity. In addition to bringing 250 much-needed...
  • Global warming story hits critical mass (We're all gonna die!!)

    03/14/2007 3:43:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies · 1,737+ views
    Summit Daily News (Colorado) ^ | March 13, 2007 | Bob Berwyn
    KEYSTONE — Global warming is the hottest story of our time, and it will get even bigger as the full implications of melting ice caps and rising sea levels percolate through the media pipeline and into general public awareness, a panel of journalists said last weekend during the American Bar Association's environmental law conference. The discussion was focused on how the media has covered the story and whether or not public perception of global warming has changed in recent months and years. Among the questions the panelists tried to answer is why it has taken so long for the story...
  • Taking the gospel to Old Blighty

    03/13/2007 11:52:26 AM PDT · by JZelle · 4 replies · 298+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 3-13-07 | Wes Pruden
    Al Gore, who aspires to be Mr. Reddy Kilowatt himself, and David Cameron, the grassy-green leader of Britain's Conservatives, are calling in reinforcements. But only each other. Al will take his Sunday-best "earth tones" to London this week to address the Tory shadow Cabinet, a collection of wannabes who would be the actual Cabinet if the Tories could figure out a way to dislodge Tony Blair's Labor government. Mr. Cameron, willing to try everything, wants Al to tell them how to paint Britain a deeper shade of green.
  • Al Gore's remission of sin (Must read!)

    03/08/2007 10:55:12 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies · 1,535+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | March 7, 2007 | Tony Blankley
    Some neuro-scientists see evidence that man is genetically hard-wired to be disposed to religious conviction. If this is so, it might explain why amongst even the French — the most secular culture on Earth — only 25 percent claim to be atheists, and a full 60 percent believe in a spiritual component to life. It might also explain why the environmental movement tends to veer toward a religious, rather than a scientific, sensibility. This oft-observed aspect to environmentalism in general, and global warmingism in particular, has been shrewdly analyzed in a new book, "The Future of Everything: The Science of...
  • (White House Press Sec'y Tony) Snow 'happy' about Gore's Oscar

    02/26/2007 9:23:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies · 1,259+ views
    CNN ^ | February 26, 2007 | Kathleen Koch
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Al Gore is garnering wide praise following his documentary's win at last night's Academy Awards -- even from White House Press Secretary Tony Snow. Asked in a press briefing Monday what he thought about Al Gore's documentary film, "An Inconvenient Truth," winning an Oscar, Snow said, "I'm happy for him," and mused, "It's good to have a second career."
  • Global Warming: Fact, Fiction and Political Endgame (about Al Gore's "Crusade")

    02/23/2007 11:49:52 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies · 1,059+ views
    The Patriot Post ^ | February 23, 2007
    Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Albert Arnold Gore, will be the toast of Hollywood at this weekend’s self-congratulatory soiree known as the Academy Awards. Gore, whose failure to carry his “home” state of Tennessee cost him the 2000 presidential election, has recast himself as the populist pope of eco-theology and the titular head of the green movement’s developmentally arrested legions. The doughy darling of Leftcoast glitterati has received two Oscar nominations for a junk-science production called “An Inconvenient Truth,” a pseudo-documentary born of the wildly improbable pop film “The Day After Tomorrow.” Gore’s “Truth,” however, is even stranger than the Hollywood...
  • V.P.-Turned-Environmentalist Al Gore Creates Frenzy At U. Of T. (Treehugging "Rockstar")

    02/21/2007 11:04:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 617+ views
    Toronto City News ^ | February 21, 2007
    He's a former Vice-President of the United States. His movie, "An Inconvenient Truth", is up for an Oscar. And he's the poster boy for the environment - printed on recycled paper of course. All of which is making Al Gore a hot ticket in Toronto. The American politician turned environmentalist came to the U. of T. Wednesday night for a long awaited speech, and there were throngs of fans to greet him. So were ticket scalpers, who are seeing a different type of green. Reports indicate more than 20,000 people were trying to get their hands on a ducat for...
  • Americans warm to royal emissions (Prince Charles & "Global Warming")

    02/20/2007 3:31:29 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies · 459+ views
    The First Post (UK) ^ | January 29, 2007 | Edward Helmore
    The green prince has found an uncritical audience for his message. Feted in Philadelphia, honoured in New York, Prince Charles's East Coast weekend appears to have re-cast the heir to the throne in a new role. While Americans have always been entranced by the gleam of royalty - even if they would not choose it for themselves - America's willingness to hear the Prince's message on environmental issues suggests that he has a voice here in the former colony that is drowned out in the convolution of royal goings-on at home. Americans are not interested in the obvious eco-contradictions of...
  • 10 Years To Save The Planet

    01/31/2007 4:39:28 AM PST · by Night Hides Not · 68 replies · 1,325+ views
    The Sun ^ | 1/30/2007 | Lachlan Cartwright and Beth McLoughlin
    A new worldwide movement backed by celebrities, musicians, politicians and business leaders is aiming to reverse the effects of global warming over the next decade. Global Cool launched in London and LA today and is calling on one billion people to reduce their carbon emissions by just one tonne a year, for the next 10 years
  • Whaever happened to "Global Warming"?

    01/30/2007 7:03:16 PM PST · by fgoodwin · 18 replies · 1,040+ views
    30 January 2007 | Fred Goodwin
    When did "Climate Change" replace "Global Warming"?So the Democrats in Congress are taking up "climate change". I must've heard that phrase "climate change" a dozen times in the news reports, but I don't think I heard the phrase "global warming" a single time. Are the liberals so afraid of the reaction to the phrase "global warming" that they are now shying away from it? When did this happen? Did I miss the memo?
  • Climate scientists feeling the heat - predictions 'have created a monster'

    01/22/2007 1:37:15 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 93 replies · 2,725+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | January 22,2007 | Eric Berger
    Scientists long have issued the warnings: The modern world's appetite for cars, air conditioning and cheap, fossil-fuel energy spews billions of tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, unnaturally warming the world. Yet, it took the dramatic images of a hurricane overtaking New Orleans and searing heat last summer to finally trigger widespread public concern on the issue of global warming. Climate scientists might be expected to bask in the spotlight after their decades of toil. The general public now cares about greenhouse gases, and with a new Democratic-led Congress, federal action on climate change may be at hand. Problem...
  • Al Gore Snags Two Oscar Nominations

    01/23/2007 1:53:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies · 1,323+ views
    Newsmax ^ | January 23, 2007
    Who says politics is show business for ugly people? "An Inconvenient Truth," Al Gore's film on the perils of global warming, scored two Oscar nominations Tuesday - for best documentary feature and best original song. While he is not technically a nominee - the film's director, David Guggenheim, won the nod, as did singer Melissa Etheridge for the song "I Need to Wake Up" - Gore said he was "thrilled" that his movie was honored. "The film . . . has brought awareness of the climate crisis to people in the United States and all over the world," Gore said...
  • Europe to suffer as the world warms up (huh?)

    01/06/2007 1:07:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies · 1,234+ views
    The Financial Times ^ | January 5, 2007 | Andrew Bounds in Brussels
    Chilly northern Europe could reap big benefits from global warming, while the Mediterranean faces crippling shortages of both water and tourists by the middle of the century, according to the first comprehensive study of its effects on the continent. Fewer in the north would die of cold, crops there would boom and the North Sea coast could become the new Riviera, an analysis to be approved by the European Commission next week shows. But the annual migration of rich northern Europeans to the south could stop – with dramatic consequences for the economies of Spain, Greece and Italy. A sixth...
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 12-23-2006

    12/23/2006 8:44:18 AM PST · by grey_whiskers · 127+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 12-23-2006 | grey_whiskers
    See for example this thread first. Some enviros o'er at Berkeley Have made a last stand in a tree! I admire their spunk Sitting in a tree trunk But what happens when they have to pee?