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hellbound-liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 07:13 AM
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"It is a damn shame that he (Al Gore) feels he has more important things to do than be President..
the United States and leader of the free world with our country engulfed in divisiveness and our world threatened with a planetary emergency that will not be solved by prizes, awards or venture capital funds." From an article by Brent Budowsky in The Hill. I agree 100% with what Brent is saying and I hope Al is listening. I don't see anyone who is capable of taking OUR country back from the Neocon thugs who have stolen it. God help us! /

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PetrusMonsFormicarum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 07:30 AM
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1. He DOES have more important things to do.
The presidency would be shackles on this man. Look at how much he has accomplished just in the years since he should have been president. Arguably, he is more powerful now; certainly, he is more well-known. While he has been able to turn this to the advantage of his personal cause, as Executive he would be forced to divide his time among numerous issues and causes. He may well have his hand forced on some environmental issues, and lose all the momentum that his modern career has gained.

It's a pleasant dream to think of Al as our rescuer, but the man is more powerful now than he would be In Office, with all his energies directed at the environment. Let's let him keep working, and put somebody in the White House who will see him as a trusted friend and close advisor.

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glowing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 07:37 AM
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2. I don't, and I wouldn't vote for Al Gore. I didn't like him in 2000. I like
some of his stances, but his defence of NAFTA is disgusting. I also don't appreciate his application of science to the climate change. I still think, personally, that once the ocean's deep water currents change, that we will see a cold trend, (after the heat up). There is so much that effects the model. Understanding how coriolis, wind patterns, currents and upwelling works is a huge key to the system. The earth has changed its dynamic in itself. This effects the minutes in a day. It also effects the wind patterns. Also, the deep water currents play a huge role in determining the seasonal changes. When that changes, you have different patterns occur.

But he has been crowned the Environmental King, and people follow him like he's a God. It is a scary path we embark on when we declare the world is flat. Science is always hypothesizing, testing, and learning. We are embarking on a climate change. There are different models and differnt factors involved. I have said, people need to get over this invisible line madness, and realize the world is all of ours to inherit. It is going to be necessary to become more nomadic. When one area dries up, you better be able to move to another that has water. Atlanta, GA, in all reality, ought to be abandoned. Its a drought area now. It appears that it will be for some time. But we will spend oodles of money making it a viable living area because its all so stationary.

We also need to get rid of GMO super foods. They are incredibly bad for the environment and use way too much water and pesticides. We need to have better air quality control. Our breathing air is not clean. An increase in lung cancer is happening across the board in woman who don't even smoke. This should send a message that we are breathing highly toxic air, especially in the cities.

There are so many fundamentally horrible environmental conditions that we face everyday. It really is a miracle that our bodies are so strong and that they work so hard to keep us healthy when we bombard it with toxicity everyday. I believe that if we start by insisting on clean air, clean water (without flouride), and nutritious foods (that have not been modified or irridated ), then we will have our sollution for green house gasses. The 3 things I mentioned are things that, if addressed, automatically cut down our man made pollution. These are things that are viable and we can work on at local levels. We can ask for clean water, we can insist on clean air and alt. energy sources from our states, and we can work on the FDA labeling GMO foods. People would naturally steer clear of these foods if the package was labeled as such. And if meat was priced the way it should be, then our eating habits would change the right way, and methane gas would be properly addressed.

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flordehinojos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 07:45 AM
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3. after the selfish, narcississtic, uncaring, bush-kiss-*ss media put him through what they put him
through ... all the lies, misinformation, manipulations, out of control spin plus whatever else poppy bush, jeb, the bush goons, the sould out or bought out supreme court put him through, i don't blame al gore one damn bit for not wanting to run. he would have to be insane to put himself through any of that all over again ...

and, many republicans are starting to say they don't like al gore and wouldn't vote for him because they know, that barring another stint of die-bold machines and bush dirty tricks and tactics, al gore would be RE-ELECTED in a heart beat!
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