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JTFrog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-23-07 07:07 AM
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74. First let me start
by saying that I've made many changes in my own life since being enlightened by Al Gore on the climate crisis. I get it. Apparently so do many others here on DU.

After a year or so of Al Gore showing Inconvenient Truth and making speeches and holding Live Earth, etc., it seems that his message is being stifled in our own country. I know many people who didn't even know about Live Earth. And there is a huge right-wing movement to cover-up and discredit any claims about global warming.

How is Gore going to get his message out to the American people and how is he going to motivate them to make changes when they see BigCorporationX doing hundreds times more damage than one person's actions can fix? How is he going to get politicians to listen to him and give up the golden goose and make corporations enforce carbon laws that will actually make a dent in the problem? There are may politicians listening to him in other countries, but those countries won't budge if the U.S. remains stubborn.

I don't want to see him get torn up in another election process either. But maybe it would be worth a few months of fighting to be in a position to actually see his visions come to fruition. How is being head guy at the WH not the best place to get his "message" made into actual "policy"? My biggest fear is that we won't do enough in the time that we have to make a change. If no one gives the orders to make the changes, then what happens to the planet? Am I really naive as to how much power our president has? Look at what Bush has done in seven years. Is the power only strong when used for evil?

People around the world adore him and many of us will follow his lead willingly in whatever position he may hold in life. But the corruption runs so deep and there are enormous issues to tackle legislatively in this country. Everyone keeps saying time is of the essence. Will his message be heard in time if he doesn't run for president?

I try to get this message out to as many people as I can everyday. I can't get out much due to health reasons, so my voice is extremely limited. There are thousands of people like me who want to shout from the rooftops to be heard and beg people to heal the planet. My voice gets drowned out where I live. Al's voice apparently gets drowned out as well because my neighbors are clueless. My dentist is clueless, my doctor is clueless, my grocery store clerk is clueless. But they can tell me verbatim what Bush said last night on TV. *sigh*

Great man. I have all the respect in the world for him and what he's trying to do. I will respect whatever decisions he makes. And I hope we all wake up before it's too late.
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  -Al Gore Has Found His Calling RestoreGore  Jul-21-07 12:23 PM   #0 
  - Agreed and recommended  Az   Jul-21-07 12:26 PM   #1 
  - Amen, Rstore Gore!  Bobbieo   Jul-21-07 12:36 PM   #2 
  - Thank you  RestoreGore   Jul-21-07 12:39 PM   #4 
  - I hope when Edwards is president he appoints him Earth Czar. nt  Snotcicles   Jul-24-07 11:02 PM   #102 
  - yes, well I would love that too  RestoreGore   Jul-21-07 12:38 PM   #3 
  - He is doing so much for the world than fighting talk show hosts  Bobbieo   Jul-21-07 12:59 PM   #7 
     - he certainly isn't on the same level as politicians regarding this  RestoreGore   Jul-24-07 11:05 AM   #92 
  - Agreed  DemReadingDU   Jul-21-07 12:56 PM   #6 
  - K & R  Cerridwen   Jul-21-07 12:49 PM   #5 
  - Thank you for this response  RestoreGore   Jul-21-07 01:37 PM   #18 
     - You're welcome. I'm glad you brought this article to the attention  Cerridwen   Jul-21-07 01:51 PM   #22 
        - yes, we need a strong fusion of both  RestoreGore   Jul-21-07 05:40 PM   #35 
  - Guess I can climb down from the fence.  OnceUponTimeOnTheNet   Jul-21-07 01:00 PM   #8 
  - K&R. nt  calteacherguy   Jul-21-07 01:01 PM   #9 
  - Will Gore win the Nobel Prize in September?Think that is right!  Bobbieo   Jul-21-07 01:05 PM   #10 
     - I believe, they announce the winners in October and  Uncle Joe   Jul-21-07 01:19 PM   #12 
     - And Emily Dickinson's birth.  LiberalHeart   Jul-23-07 12:00 AM   #69 
     - I believe it is awarded in October and the ceremony is in December...  RestoreGore   Jul-21-07 01:30 PM   #15 
        - Nobels in the sciences get shared all the time, IIRC.  kestrel91316   Jul-21-07 02:02 PM   #25 
           - Well thank you, I wasn't aware of that. Then it most certainly could be this time around  RestoreGore   Jul-21-07 05:17 PM   #32 
  - He's doing great work...  YankeyMCC   Jul-21-07 01:15 PM   #11 
  - Yes He Is  Me.   Jul-21-07 01:22 PM   #13 
  - As President, Gore would be hobbled in his REAL work  havocmom   Jul-21-07 01:24 PM   #14 
  - You're welcome  RestoreGore   Jul-21-07 01:32 PM   #16 
     - Look at the amazing things Carter was able to do AFTER leaving that crippling office!  havocmom   Jul-21-07 01:52 PM   #23 
        - Yes, and also Thomas Jefferson did not think it noteworthy...  RestoreGore   Jul-21-07 05:23 PM   #34 
  - Recommended  Summer93   Jul-21-07 01:35 PM   #17 
  - So true  RestoreGore   Jul-21-07 01:38 PM   #19 
  - K&R  politicasista   Jul-21-07 01:39 PM   #20 
  - Beautiful post about a beautiful man  supernova   Jul-21-07 01:41 PM   #21 
  - He sure is  RestoreGore   Jul-24-07 11:11 AM   #93 
  - Yeah, yeah, we get it don't want him to run.  Alexander   Jul-21-07 01:58 PM   #24 
  - It was a beautiful description of Gore, why did you feel the need  Harper_is_Bush   Jul-21-07 04:15 PM   #28 
  - How was it pissed upon?  Blue Belle   Jul-21-07 04:33 PM   #29 
     - I didn't say Gore was pissed on, I said the thread was pissed on.  Harper_is_Bush   Jul-21-07 04:35 PM   #30 
        - Um.... do you ever read what you write?  Blue Belle   Jul-21-07 05:06 PM   #31 
           - Bloody hell. You said: "Nothing negative was expressed about Gore".  Harper_is_Bush   Jul-22-07 01:26 AM   #37 
              - You're the one splitting hairs...  Blue Belle   Jul-22-07 01:21 PM   #40 
                 - Just trying to answer you in an honest fashion.  Harper_is_Bush   Jul-22-07 07:36 PM   #52 
                    - Yeah... Yeah... we get it.  Blue Belle   Jul-22-07 07:59 PM   #55 
                       - Who is "we"?  Harper_is_Bush   Jul-22-07 08:42 PM   #56 
                          - you're right... I should take care to better read my posts...  Blue Belle   Jul-22-07 09:38 PM   #58 
                             - making a distinction between pissing on Gore and pissing on the topic  Harper_is_Bush   Jul-22-07 09:43 PM   #59 
                                - It doesn't matter the distinction...  Blue Belle   Jul-22-07 09:51 PM   #60 
                                   - Uh....the topic is about Gore. Maybe just don't respond on others behalf next time.  Harper_is_Bush   Jul-22-07 10:26 PM   #63 
                                      - Who am I in trouble with???  Blue Belle   Jul-22-07 11:21 PM   #64 
                                         - it's not "who", it's "what". And the "what" is simple reading comprehension  Harper_is_Bush   Jul-23-07 07:46 PM   #82 
                                            - You're lecturing me on the inability to move on??  Blue Belle   Jul-23-07 08:51 PM   #83 
                                               - you are the one who made a big deal out of it. I just attempted to answer you in an honest fashion.  Harper_is_Bush   Jul-23-07 11:49 PM   #84 
                                                  - An honest fashion? Please...  Blue Belle   Jul-24-07 12:29 AM   #87 
                                                  - Pardon me?  Harper_is_Bush   Jul-24-07 12:40 AM   #88 
                                                  - Apology accepted...  Blue Belle   Jul-24-07 12:46 AM   #89 
                                                  - Thanks. I hope you will learn to exercise some honesty in future.  Harper_is_Bush   Jul-24-07 07:05 PM   #97 
                                                  - Right back at ya!  Blue Belle   Jul-24-07 09:59 PM   #99 
                                                  - Very mature. Care to point out where I was dishonest?  Harper_is_Bush   Jul-24-07 10:55 PM   #101 
                                                  - Only in your intent...  Blue Belle   Jul-24-07 11:18 PM   #103 
                                                  - like I said  Harper_is_Bush   Jul-24-07 11:19 PM   #104 
                                                  - Well.. at least you're thinking of me, Harper.  Blue Belle   Jul-24-07 11:38 PM   #105 
                                                  - wrong spot  Harper_is_Bush   Jul-24-07 07:04 PM   #96 
  - Oh, it goes much deeper than that  RestoreGore   Jul-21-07 05:17 PM   #33 
     - Yes, it does. You have an agenda here, and you keep pushing it.  Alexander   Jul-22-07 02:18 PM   #42 
        - Sounds like sour grapes to me  RestoreGore   Jul-22-07 04:14 PM   #46 
        - Speaking of not answering questions...  Blue Belle   Jul-22-07 04:24 PM   #48 
        - Will you support him if he doesn't?  RestoreGore   Jul-22-07 04:31 PM   #49 
        - Yet... My question remains unanswered....  Blue Belle   Jul-22-07 04:38 PM   #50 
        - Still waiting on that answer...  Blue Belle   Jul-23-07 11:20 AM   #79 
        - It should be obvious what HIB and RestoreGore's answer is...  Alexander   Jul-22-07 11:27 PM   #65 
        - So, what have you EVER done? Please enlighten us.  Alexander   Jul-22-07 11:35 PM   #67 
           - Wow, you are an acid filled person, aren't you?  RestoreGore   Jul-23-07 05:52 AM   #70 
              - I'm not the one pissing on a Gore run in EVERY SINGLE POST.  Alexander   Jul-23-07 03:39 PM   #80 
        - You accuse that poster of "having an agenda" like it's a bad thing  Harper_is_Bush   Jul-22-07 07:43 PM   #53 
           - A single-issue agenda IS a bad thing...  Alexander   Jul-22-07 11:45 PM   #68 
              - This is A GLOBAL CRISIS, not just an "agenda"  RestoreGore   Jul-23-07 05:57 AM   #73 
              - Your desire to continually attack pro-Gore people is an agenda...  Alexander   Jul-23-07 03:42 PM   #81 
                 - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-23-07 11:50 PM   #85 
              - "single issue agenda"? uh...what are you talking about?  Harper_is_Bush   Jul-23-07 11:52 PM   #86 
  - Gore's strategy is to do an end run around our broken political system,  kestrel91316   Jul-21-07 02:04 PM   #26 
  - Yes, I see him changing many hearts and minds  RestoreGore   Jul-21-07 05:44 PM   #36 
  - I would love for Gore to run... but....  FogerRox   Jul-21-07 02:11 PM   #27 
  - Error: You've already recommended that thread.  sellitman   Jul-22-07 07:22 AM   #38 
  - Thank you  RestoreGore   Jul-22-07 09:15 AM   #39 
  - Not sure I get the "Gore as Hamlet" illustration.  Gidney N Cloyd   Jul-22-07 02:10 PM   #41 
  - Alas poor Yorick - I knew him well. Earth is Yorick. nt.  Phoebe Loosinhouse   Jul-22-07 02:21 PM   #43 
     - I get the pose but >  Gidney N Cloyd   Jul-22-07 02:41 PM   #45 
        - I don't think it is meant to parody Shakespeare  RestoreGore   Jul-22-07 04:17 PM   #47 
           - He's portrayed in Elizabethan theatrical garb and holding earth as if it were Yorkick's skull. >  Gidney N Cloyd   Jul-22-07 07:44 PM   #54 
              - I honestly didn't see that in this picture  RestoreGore   Jul-24-07 11:01 AM   #91 
              - I see the reference...  Blue Belle   Jul-24-07 11:14 AM   #94 
  - AMEN--AWOMEN--  KAT119   Jul-22-07 02:21 PM   #44 
  - Yeah, he's got one more calling...  JacquesMolay   Jul-22-07 05:46 PM   #51 
  - That's great. I still hope he runs.  BullGooseLoony   Jul-22-07 08:47 PM   #57 
  - Me too.  Blue Belle   Jul-22-07 09:57 PM   #61 
  - I think I'll hold out until it's known for sure.  Kazak   Jul-22-07 09:59 PM   #62 
     - Leave who hanging?  RestoreGore   Jul-23-07 05:56 AM   #72 
        - Yes, that's right, my support for him only come if he does what I want him to. You nailed it buddy!  Kazak   Jul-23-07 07:27 AM   #76 
           - I wasn't talking about "political" support  RestoreGore   Jul-23-07 10:40 AM   #77 
  - Amen, but if he does run, I hope you & Harper don't pop a gasket.  A-Schwarzenegger   Jul-22-07 11:34 PM   #66 
  - I'll do what I stated I would do  RestoreGore   Jul-23-07 05:54 AM   #71 
  - First let me start  JTFrog   Jul-23-07 07:07 AM   #74 
  - This message will be heard if WE help him get it out  RestoreGore   Jul-23-07 10:48 AM   #78 
  - I guess I should  JTFrog   Jul-23-07 07:22 AM   #75 
  - I agree totally...  Blue Belle   Jul-24-07 12:54 AM   #90 
  - Mr. Gore going to Bangkok next month  RestoreGore   Jul-24-07 11:42 AM   #95 
  - Mr. Gore has cancelled the Bangkok trip  DesertRat   Jul-26-07 01:59 AM   #113 
     - Well, I can understand that...  RestoreGore   Jul-26-07 11:41 AM   #114 
  - K&R.  David Zephyr   Jul-24-07 07:06 PM   #98 
  - Thank you n/t  RestoreGore   Jul-24-07 10:17 PM   #100 
  - Please...  Pastiche423   Jul-24-07 11:46 PM   #106 
  - For those who know nothing else  RestoreGore   Jul-25-07 05:33 AM   #107 
     - Preprogrammed words?  Pastiche423   Jul-25-07 12:42 PM   #109 
        - It doesn't bother me because I'm not immature  RestoreGore   Jul-25-07 01:24 PM   #110 
  - Climate Project Training Also Coming To Spain !  RestoreGore   Jul-25-07 05:40 AM   #108 
  - My Dedication to Al Gore's life and work  RestoreGore   Jul-25-07 01:31 PM   #111 
  - Excellent webpage RestoreGore  Uncle Joe   Jul-25-07 02:18 PM   #112 
     - I once had an entire website devoted to that  RestoreGore   Jul-26-07 11:48 AM   #115 
  - You are so right...  Babsbrain   Jul-26-07 12:18 PM   #116 
     - Some sour grapes from your thread I suppose  RestoreGore   Jul-26-07 05:36 PM   #117 

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