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Gore Makes It To The Oval Office

Pabster

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Story here.

Al finally made it back to the Oval Office :laugh:

Wouldn't you have loved to be a fly on the wall for their "private" meeting?

Gore refused to comment afterwards. I'm sure he had to get to that Gulfstream and give An Inconvenient Truth speech shortly thereafter.
 

jman19

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Originally posted by: Pabster
Story here.

Al finally made it back to the Oval Office :laugh:

Wouldn't you have loved to be a fly on the wall for their "private" meeting?

Gore refused to comment afterwards. I'm sure he had to get to that Gulfstream and give An Inconvenient Truth speech shortly thereafter.
Comments in an OP shouldn't count as such when they are just trolling comments.
 

marincounty

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What a troll post. This should be locked.
In any case, I hope they searched Al Gore very well before they let him in.
 

Pabster

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Yes, it should be locked, because it never really happened. This isn't a news forum, eh? :roll:
 

Nebor

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Originally posted by: marincounty
What a troll post. This should be locked.
In any case, I hope they searched Al Gore very well before they let him in.
Because AL GORE is a threat to the president? You've got to be kidding me. Al Gore isn't a threat to anything. Not even pollution.
 

compuwiz1

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Gore is trying to convince Bush to turn off the oven, which is global warming. Afterall, Bush causes tornados, hurricanes and tsunami's, which we all know, but gore also wants Bush to turn off train wrecks and global warming.
 

manowar821

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Troll post.

Come on Pabs, just post news with an unbiased comment, and then post later down the line with your opinion... It's not that hard.
 

Pabster

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Originally posted by: manowar821
Troll post.

Come on Pabs, just post news with an unbiased comment, and then post later down the line with your opinion... It's not that hard.
Perhaps you need a refresher course on forum rules.

Verbatim from said:

To keep P&N a discussion forum and reduce the amount of inflamatory troll posts, please post more than simple links or complete quotes of articles that can be found by anyone. If you believe something is important enough to post, you must have some opinion of your own about the content of the article or link.

Now...You were saying? :laugh:
 

manowar821

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Originally posted by: Pabster
Originally posted by: manowar821
Troll post.

Come on Pabs, just post news with an unbiased comment, and then post later down the line with your opinion... It's not that hard.
Perhaps you need a refresher course on forum rules.

Verbatim from said:

To keep P&N a discussion forum and reduce the amount of inflamatory troll posts, please post more than simple links or complete quotes of articles that can be found by anyone. If you believe something is important enough to post, you must have some opinion of your own about the content of the article or link.

Now...You were saying? :laugh:
Here's what I meant to post:
"Come on Pabs, just post news with a non-trolling comment/opinion, and then post later down the line with your BS ... It's not that hard."

Better? :p
 

feralkid

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Originally posted by: Pabster
Originally posted by: manowar821
Troll post.

Come on Pabs, just post news with an unbiased comment, and then post later down the line with your opinion... It's not that hard.
Perhaps you need a refresher course on forum rules.

Verbatim from said:

To keep P&N a discussion forum and reduce the amount of inflamatory troll posts, please post more than simple links or complete quotes of articles that can be found by anyone. If you believe something is important enough to post, you must have some opinion of your own about the content of the article or link.

Now...You were saying? :laugh:
So Pabster follows the letter of the law, but the spirit says loud and clear; "Troll Post".

 

Harvey

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Originally posted by: Pabster
Story here.

Al finally made it back to the Oval Office :laugh:
I could be laughing, too, if Gore had booted that POS turd of a TRAITOR who stole it. :(
 

umbrella39

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Odd OP and final comments tbh. Sounds like they had a nice private talk but someone felt the need to drag one of the actors in this meeting through the mud. And it wasn't the one mostly responsible for the mess this country is in.... imagine that.
 

Lemon law

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I could add to the general troll festivities by pointing out that this may be the closest GWB ever gets to a Nobel prize. But on the plus side both men sat down and exchanged views
on global warming. And in terms of the fly on the wall argument early on, both GWB and Gore could have engaged in the childish behavior of denouncing each other in public afterwards and had the the decency to not do so.

Mankind, IMHO, will have to confront the issue of global warming in a real way, to a certain extent the argument can be made that Gore is ahead of the curve with too much junk science, but the science of global warming is an incredibly complex work in progress, and in any principled debate, one does not advance their own cause by calling the other side childish names.

So GWB and Gore met, nothing immediately positive resulted, but at least nothing negative emerged to set the cause of Global warming back.
 

IGBT

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Was he in it just for the money all along?
Written By: Joseph Bast
Published In: Heartland Perspectives
Publication Date: November 21, 2007
Publisher: The Heartland Institute


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On November 12, former vice president Al Gore announced he is joining a venture capital firm that seeks to cash in on global warming alarmism.

Gore resurrected his career by persuading millions of people that a 1 degree warming of the Earth?s temperature over the past century was man-made and portends a global catastrophe. Gore already has used global warming to become a very wealthy man, charging $200,000 and more to give speeches on global warming and steering investments to a firm he partly owns that sells worthless ?carbon credits.? He stands to make millions of dollars more in his new position.

It all begs the question: Was Gore in it just for the money all along?

Gore surely knew from the outset that global warming brought together two extremely affluent sectors of American society -- professional environmentalists, who Chronicle of Philanthropy reports raised more than $6 billion in charitable gifts in 2006, and major corporations seeking government subsidies to produce energy from otherwise-unmarketable sources such as wind, solar, and ethanol.

Both sectors were quick to see in global warming a PR tool that could raise billions of dollars from gullible consumers and taxpayers. They filled Gore?s pockets with cash and underwrote, if the value of all the free ?earned media? is included, a billion-dollar-a-year media campaign to rescue him from obscurity. Gore never shied away from enriching himself as the campaign went along, as vividly demonstrated by his energy-gorging homes and jet-setting lifestyle.

Being in it only for the money would also explain Gore?s remarkable immunity to criticism and doubt. Gore wasn?t afraid to debate his foes when he was a politician. But as the world?s leading advocate of global warming alarmism, Gore has refused to debate his critics, despite repeated public challenges from a long list of qualified critics and even a million-dollar ad campaign by my organization, The Heartland Institute, asking him to debate.

Apparently, no one inside the Gore camp -- a group that unfortunately includes many journalists -- finds this even the slightest bit odd.

It was also odd that Gore issued no apologies or corrections when prominent scientists pointed out errors in his film, ?An Inconvenient Truth,? and book by the same title. The Internet is cluttered with rebuttals from authoritative sources, but nary a word of rebuttal or concession from Gore or evidence that he?s changed his stock presentations to take the facts into account.

The British High Court recently found Gore?s film contained at least nine errors and exaggerations so egregious they contradict the United Nations? claims on the subject (no mean feat, since the UN anchors the alarmist corner of the global scientific debate). And those errors weren?t trivial. They were exactly the allegations Gore makes that turn global warming from an obscure scientific issue into a potential global crisis: that it is man-made, will cause flooding, is killing wildlife, and so on.

If Gore weren?t in it just for the money, he surely acted is if he were. And now his decision to join a venture capital firm to explicitly profit, enormously, from public concern and public policies that he helped create seems to prove it.

Gore?s cashing in on alarmism is ironic, because he claims repeatedly that anyone who disagrees with him has sold out to oil companies. If funding is a source of bias or makes a source unreliable, then Gore must plainly be the most biased and unreliable voice in the global warming debate.

The claim that global warming ?skeptics? are beholden to the oil or coal industries is utterly without merit, as a long list of prominent scholars starting with Richard Lindzen at MIT and John Christy at the University of Alabama in Huntsville attests. Think tanks that have confronted Gore?s lies and exaggerations, including my organization, The Heartland Institute, receive trivial amounts of industry support -- less than 5 percent of our annual budget -- far less than what they spend on the topic, and pennies on the dollar compared to what rent-seeking businesses give to global warming alarmists.

Gore?s opportunism ought to send a cautionary signal to the people he duped along the way to fame and fortune. What a pity that many of them still don?t get it ... won?t ever get it, even as they hand over their hard-earned money to Gore?s business partners and give up their freedoms to Gore?s former political partners.
 

Corn

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Originally posted by: Lemon law
I could add to the general troll festivities by pointing out that this may be the closest GWB ever gets to a Nobel prize.
Ummmmm, you just did. :roll:
 

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