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99 days ago.
by slinky
harryanderson
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Thankfully, the anti-science propaganda campaign surrounding man-made climate change seems to have lost some of its effect.

Are you seeing storm clouds on the horizon? Two recent studies suggest that the latest anti-science campaign is following its forerunners--the propaganda campaigns attempting to refute science that tobacco causes cancer, that CFC's caused the hole in the ozone layer, and so on—into oblivion. Global warming denial seems to have climbed to a peak in 2010, and global warming acceptance is now climbing. This bodes well for rational public policy.

 
 

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Kendall78

Very strange..there are those on here that think they can deflect the topic about man made global warming by trying to say it has to do with a former Vice President making some money.

Isn't that like saying because a certain Vice President having ties with Haliburton, we had the wars in the Middle East?

Posted 474 days ago.

I don't understand, Stillhere, how anyone who writes such stupid stuff as he does, finds his way home. Maybe he has a good dog that leads him. I would follow a dog before I would follow the liberal dems.

Posted 474 days ago.

Gore also owns a 20 room mansion in Nashville. What a climate hypocrite.

You libs want to bring George Bush into everything. Take a look at his two ordinary looking houses in Texas. You should also look at Jon Edwards and John Kerry's mansions, too. Energy wasting monstrosities.

Posted 474 days ago.

h ttp://newsbusters****/blogs/noel-sheppard/2010/05/03/stunning-pictures-al-gores-new-9-million-mansion-media-totally-ignore

"Al Gore purchased a $9 million mansion in the luxurious hills of Montecito, California, recently, and with the exception of the Los Angeles Times and Fox News, America's media couldn't care less "

Lovely pictures of Al's hut. lol

Posted 474 days ago.

harryanderson

So Mr. Gore profits from his investment and spends the money he makes.

Is that so wrong?

Please explain how that is wrong.

Posted 474 days ago.

An Inconvenient Truth is that since Al gore made suckers of so many followers with his "documentary" Inconvenient Truth, he is much much richer, the earth is not warmer, hurricanes are fewer and he is shown to be a complete fraud.

Look at his energy wasting mansions, plane , and cars.While we are supposed to feel guilty for buying a gallon of gas.

Posted 474 days ago.

harryanderson

I'm outta here again. I don't have time to hang around and get into one of stillhere's childish all-caps name-calling battle royales. I'm sure ohwiseone will oblige him.

Posted 474 days ago.

moderation

But,to be fair, he of course made investments that didn't cause the taxpayer to compensate for his vulturistic ventures.

Posted 474 days ago.

harryanderson

Moderation.

I would rather see venture capitalist invest in businesses to help them grow and prosper than to make money by selling off their assets.

You're right: it's important to know how they use the capital they invest, but that's more a function of the capitalist than the practice of capitalism.

Posted 474 days ago.

harryanderson

Venture capitalism is Good for society, but venture capitalists sometimes act contrary to society's best interests.

As to Mitt Romney, I don't know enough about his business to judge. I infer that his business practices were okay. If they weren't, I'm sure his political enemies would have revealed his unethical practices.

But You mentioned Gore, not Romney. Do you know of any unethical business dealings Gore has made?

Posted 474 days ago.

moderation

Romney was more of a vulture capitalist, in that he would strip out assets,and well, collapse the entity.

Posted 474 days ago.

harryanderson

I've always considered venture capitalism to be an essential ingredient of our economy.

That's clear, and apparently Mr. Gore sees it, too.

Posted 474 days ago.

So glad you approve of venture capitalism. Weren't those types of financial deals inferred to be almost criminal when Mitt did it?

Lol You are getting on the right track.

Posted 474 days ago.

harryanderson

Actually, I hadn't thought of Gore's finances until Ithink pointed it out.

But after investigating, I respect him more than I did. Ithink changed my mind about Al Gore.

Posted 474 days ago.

harryanderson

Two years ago, the conservative publication National Review reposted an article from The Street.

"Gore's company files a quarterly report with the SEC that tells a different story about the 30 stocks in its portfolio. His company's public investments in wind, solar, biomass and other alternative energy to combat climate change are practically non-existent.

"But his portfolio is top-heavy in high-tech, medical instruments, and even more pedestrian investments in companies such as Amazon (AMZN), eBay (EBAY), Colgate Palmolive (CL), Nielsen (NLSN), Strayer University (STRA), and Qualcomm (QCOM)."

h ttp://w ww.nationalreview.c om/planet-gore/329720/al-gore-no-longer-investing-green-tech-greg-pollowitz

Posted 474 days ago.

harryanderson

Ithink, please provide attribution when you use somebody else's work. I understand how Stillhere, whose may not have an academic background, might not know how to attribute.

You, on the other hand, claim to have graded a lot of English papers. So I expect you to source your material.

Posted 474 days ago.

harryanderson

Ithink posted, ...the Energy Department announced $3.4 billion in smart grid grants, Of the total, more than $560 million went to utilities with which Silver Spring has contracts."

So "Gore's venture capital firm invested in a small company" that had contracts with utilities who received grants for smart grids.

And Ithink expands this to charge that Gore received "huge government grants."

Without seeing any evidence of how much money went to Gore, I can't accept Ithink's charge.

And I don't even like Gore. I do like truth, however.

Posted 474 days ago.

harryanderson

"It is also wrong to get huge government grants because of politics and like minded powerful friends."

Two questions.

1.Is it wrong for anybody to use political connections to obtain government favors?

2. What "huge government grants" went to Al Gore? You did post something about a company getting a grant, and that a company in which Gore invested did work for the grantee. But where was Gore the grantee?

Posted 474 days ago.

You don't know anything about"your" republican platform, do you, harry?

Posted 474 days ago.

The point of the story is that the investment magically was quickly givn huge grants.

Posted 474 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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