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96 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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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 612 days ago.

moderation

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

Posted 612 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 612 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 612 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 612 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 612 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 612 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 612 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 612 days ago.

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

Posted 612 days ago.

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

Posted 612 days ago.

harryanderson

What does Al Gore's venture capitalism have to do with the Republican platform? Is there a plank in the Republican platform that says Democrats shouldn't be allowed to profit from free-market principles?

Posted 612 days ago.

Producing money making false documentaries to scare people is wrong. It is also wrong to get huge government grants because of politics and like minded powerful friends.

Posted 612 days ago.

harryanderson

Ithink's wrote that "(Gore's) venture capital firm invested in a small company."

I have issues with Gore, but being a capitalist isn't one of.them. In fact, I like to see liberals become capitalists. Being capitalists might help them see things more objectively.

Posted 612 days ago.

Are you supporting your republican party platform, harry?

Posted 612 days ago.

harryanderson

I'm not a fan of Al Gore by any stretch of the imagination.

Still and all, he's a private citizen who has invested money to make money, and I see nothing wrong with that.

Posted 612 days ago.

Mod, let me help you. "Who" is not a bad word.

It is okay, and more appropriate, to say " who will continue to make money".

Posted 612 days ago.

moderation

A more appropriate question is whom may continue to make money?

Posted 612 days ago.

Kendall78

Have I missed Stillwrong's evidence that any global warming is due to only natural causes?

I doubt it but I thought it would be polite to ask.

Posted 613 days ago.

Yes, he sure acts like a fool, but he serves a purpose, Stillhere. He shows anyone who reads this forum how nasty, stupid , and dangerous to our country many liberals are. I know people who lurk here, but don't post.

Posted 613 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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