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Joe Bonham

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#21 12 years ago
Saquist;3561469But you say that as though there is an established...alotment of energy we all are given... Is this true...How much is it?

According to him, as little as possible. For example, a family of ten people would use more energy than a family of three people. But we're talking about a luxury mansion with a heated indoor swimming pool. He attacks corporations for "waste" - but if this isn't waste, what is?




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#22 12 years ago
Machiavelli's Apprentice;3561500But we're talking about a luxury mansion with a heated indoor swimming pool. He attacks corporations for "waste" - but if this isn't waste, what is?

Exactly. I think a decent apartment like this would be sufficient for anyone:

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The saved money could be given to the homeless people in America who could then afford such an accommodation as well.




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#23 12 years ago

Like said, even though Al Gore is seemingly hypocratic it must be taken into account that he's investing heavily on renewable energy which partially makes up his own flaw and it doesn't affect into Gore's actual message, at least it shouldn't affect in people's minds. Planting trees to fight against global warming isn't some "scam" but real, practical way to fight against global warming in longer period of time, at grassroot level. And like planting trees would be some huge business anyways.

At this point it should already be clear that money isn't everything in this world and most of the people don't think about just it. Unluckily, there are such people and I pity them, really.

Young_PioneerExactly. I think a decent apartment like this would be sufficient for anyone:

Human life shouldn't be just about what is sufficient for people: we only live once here and it's not like block of flats is the best solution for people & their welfare.

P.S. Just watch the document people, it isn't too much asked. Otherwise talking about global warming is like talking about an elephant without having seen it.




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#24 12 years ago

What some of you have cleverly forgotten to mention is that while he consumes a lot of energy, energy that is used to fuel his own business that is inside his home, he uses 'green' energy which isn't wasteful. He pays 6,000 dollars more a year than the average American on an energy source that is not wasteful in the slightest. He uses wind power, solar, and methane gas to not only fuel his own home, but the corporation he owns inside of his home. I am sure if you ask any semi-large business owner how much energy they use a year, it will be significantly higher than the average home owner.

Edit- The Gore's have two staffed offices in their home - they probably have a dozen computers running practically non-stop (and running for the purpose of continuing the work he's doing regarding the environment.)

And more importantly, they are green. They have a zero carbon footprint, which is more than 99% of us can say. How many of you are going to walk the walk next year, and spend thousands more on an energy source that doesn't send carbon emissions into the air?

Gore definetely walks the walk, while many people can only talk the talk.




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#25 12 years ago

it's on my to watch list. thanks!




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#26 12 years ago
Relander;3561732Human life shouldn't be just about what is sufficient for people: we only live once here and it's not like block of flats is the best solution for people & their welfare.

So you don't think that this would be an improvement for the homeless people?




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#27 12 years ago
Young_Pioneer;3561856So you don't think that this would be an improvement for the homeless people?

You assume most of us care that much about the homeless. I know I couldn't care less. I am not as materialistic as my peers are, but there are certain joys I find in life, and one includes a nice house, with nice furniture, bowling, fishing, and some other things. Giving up my stuff for some bum isn't what I want, so don't try and speak for 'what is better' for me. Yes, that may be better for the homeless man, but not for the rest of society.




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#28 12 years ago
Relander;3561732Like said, even though Al Gore is seemingly hypocratic it must be taken into account that he's investing heavily on renewable energy which partially makes up his own flaw and it doesn't affect into Gore's actual message, at least it shouldn't affect in people's minds. Planting trees to fight against global warming isn't some "scam" but real, practical way to fight against global warming in longer period of time, at grassroot level. And like planting trees would be some huge business anyways.

Yeah, except he's buying from the company HE INVESTED IN. This isn't a sacrifice, its an investment. So he's making money and expecting the prols to carry the burden.




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#29 12 years ago

Yeah, I read the article Mach…what a cheese-wad, Gore is a do as I say not as I do participate of the far left. Kinda like his tenements he owns too – apparently he got a really low rating from his tenants as being and I quote “an asshole slumlord”…and people wanted this guy to be president – please.




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#30 12 years ago
AlDaja;3566411Yeah, I read the article Mach…what a cheese-wad, Gore is a do as I say not as I do participate of the far left. Kinda like his tenements he owns too – apparently he got a really low rating from his tenants as being and I quote “an asshole slumlord”…and people wanted this guy to be president – please.

The guy uses green, renewable energy. Let me ask you, how much wind is in the world? Or what about solar energy? It is infinite. Therefore, why can he not use as much of it as he wants? How is he being a hypocrite, he leaves less of a CO2 mark on our planet than most people do. He is more of an environmentalist than you. Are you using green energy? Thought so. It cost thousands more.