Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA
You know, I can understand that people try to scam other people. They always have and always will and there will always be people to scam, like P.T. Barnum said. The sad thing for me is that Gore is not even good at it. He has been a habitual liar which can be easily factually provable, he yhas committed actions which have gone directly against global warming and climate change and no one calls him on it. He hasn't really tried to hide anything. He makes outrageous statements almost as if he knows no one will call him on it and those who do will be shouted down. There can be no other reason than (1) it is all political and (2) he knows he has the press behind him.....and that's sad that people will allow his deceptions to continue (and even reward him for it) all due to politics, even though it can hurt every American in the long run in terms of higher taxes and more government control.
Here's one of very many examples of Gorespeak, i.e., lying..
Al Gore, the Des Moines Register, March 16, 1999.
"I’ll tell you something else my father taught me. He taught me how to clean out hog waste with a shovel and a hose. He taught me how to clear land with a double-bladed ax. He taught me how to plow a steep hillside with a team of mules. He taught me how to take up hay all day long in the hot sun and then, after a dinner break, go over and help the neighbors take up hay before the rain came and spoiled it on the ground."
"Gore was a son of politics, a child of Washington, where his father served for 32 years as a congressman and a senator. The family residence was an apartment in the elegant Fairfax Hotel, which was owned by a Gore cousin; young Al walked across the street every morning to the Cosmos Club, where a bus picked him up for the ride to Washington’s most elite prep school, St. Alban’s, on the grounds of the Washington Cathedral." The New Yorker, November 28, 1994.
Here's an example of his disregard for environmental control if it interferes with him personally..
WASHINGTON (July 23) - What's it take to float Vice President Al Gore's boat? 4 billion gallons of water, that's what - at a cost of more than $7.1 million. All for a good cause, however (at least according to the "environmentalist" Vice President), since it provided Gore a photo-opportunity to highlight a $100,000 grant to the Connecticut River Joint Commission.
According to The Washington Times and The Associated Press, the Secret Service and the Connecticut River Joint Commission directed Pacific Gas & Electric to unleash approximately 4 billion gallons of water yesterday into the Connecticut River so Gore's rowboat wouldn't get stuck during a 4-mile photo opportunity. The release of the 4 billion gallons from a dam upstream raised the level of the river by 8 to 10 inches, and has drawn the ire of environmental officials in the region.
"They won't release the water for the fish when we ask them to, but somehow they find themselves able to release it for a politician," said Vermont Department of Natural Resources Director John Kassel in The Times. Kassel, who accompanied Gore on the trip, said that "the only reason they did this was to make sure the Vice President's canoe didn't get stuck."
"It was a bit artificial, to be honest with you," Kassel told The Times. "But the river was pretty dry and no one wanted the canoes to be dragging on the bottom. Vice President Gore's people were concerned that we not raise the level too high, either, because they didn't want it to be dangerous."
"So much for the environmentalist Vice President," remarked Republican National Committee Chairman Jim Nicholson. Citing Gore's book, "Earth in the Balance," Nicholson recalled that Gore "once lectured us that 'increasing per capita use' of fresh water, combined with 'global climate change,' could lead to 'poverty, hunger, and disease,' 'revolutionary political disorder,' and 'wars fought over natural resources like fresh water.'" ("Earth in the Balance," pp. 111, 113, 279)
According to revised federal standards contained in the 1992 National Energy Policy Act and supported by the Clinton-Gore administration, toilets manufactured after 1994 must have a maximum capacity of 1.6 gallons. Under those standards, Nicholson jokingly noted, Gore's 4 billion gallon photo-opportunity wasted the equivalent of 2.5 billion toilet flushes, or 2,110 flushes for each of New Hampshire's 1,185,000 residents.
According to water usage rates published by the Pennichuck Water Works, Inc., which serves the region the value of the 4 billion gallons wasted was approximately $7.1 million, Nicholson said.
Add that to the power usage in his house, which rivals the amount small towns use, and do you really think he cares about the environment and carbon emmisions, except for a way to make millions?
It's sad that this kind of person can have so many supporters when he should be laughed at,and wuld be except for politics.