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    Re: Al Gore could become world's first carbon billionaire

    I don't think green companies are particularly doing anyone any harm. It's a capitalist society in which the ultimate goal of 99% of the population is the accumulation of capital. I don't begrudge him or anyone for being successful.
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    Re: Al Gore could become world's first carbon billionaire

    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix View Post
    For profit green industry is just unethical.
    I assume you are being ironic. If green industry were truly profitable, that would be the solution to global warming.

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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Al Gore could become world's first carbon billionaire

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Why? Do you really expect non-profits or government entities to innovate at the same rate as for-profit businesses?
    Sarcasm aimed at the "for profit health care is unethical" crowd
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    Re: Al Gore could become world's first carbon billionaire

    Quote Originally Posted by bowerbird View Post
    The oil companies have spent **** on alternate energy!!

    Compared to profits they have invested more in advertising and funding astroturf.
    Oil companies will spend millions a year on alternate energy research. They are a business and they need to invest to be a leader and controller in whatever the next big energy supply comes from.

    It's ridiculous to think that billion dollar companies would not invest in new technology. R&D of new technology is a requirement for them to stay billion dollar companies when their current product/service is no longer used.
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    Re: Al Gore could become world's first carbon billionaire

    What Democrats and Republicans have in common is the fact that they will honestly decry the political corruption of the other party when the other party is in power, but will defend the same politically corrupt actions of their own politicians when they are in power.

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    Re: Al Gore could become world's first carbon billionaire

    Quote Originally Posted by bowerbird View Post
    Many a slip twixt cup and lip!

    This may not be viable technology - lots of unknowns
    Isnt it amazing they still push kyoto even though it has been a massive failure?


    Scientists say Kyoto protocol is 'outdated failure'

    it is just another hairbrained money making scheme and the sheeple fall for it hook, line, and sinker.
    Thank you

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    Re: Al Gore could become world's first carbon billionaire

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Making money is what the Global Warming hoax is really all about.
    Unfounded hyperpartisan speculation. You never cease to amaze, amigo.
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    Greenhouse gases: Any gas that, by an accident of chemistry, happens to absorb radiation of a type that the Earth, by an accident of history, would like to lose.
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    Re: Al Gore could become world's first carbon billionaire

    Quote Originally Posted by bowerbird View Post
    Excuse my cynicism but an awful lot of that is what the advertising industry call "greenwashing" - the appearance of doing something without actually getting anything done
    Isn't that what living in a home that uses twenty times more energy than a standard home, flying private jets, carbon credits and traveling to concerts by plane and dumping trash everywhere does? The appearance of doing something where you are not
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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