Gore wins the Nobel Peace Prize

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Okay, both articles state 12 times, not 20 times.

House is four times as large as the average house

Used as a full time office residence. No turning things down or up during the day. Also increased demand due to office type equipment.

They probably entertain more than the average couple.

Increased security requirements by Secret Service. Cameras, alarms, and probably increased night lighting.

Is the pool heated? If so and also for normal workouts of which I am sure the mansion has a workout room, does an ex public figure deserve the privacy of being able to work out without facing the gawking of onlookers or tourists who visit the YMCA just to catch a glimpse.

Bush built his home. Gore bought an existing. Is is irresponsible to buy an existing home rather than consume raw materials to build a new one. Also, I am presently building a home. I planned geothermal climate control. I found that those big electric water pumps consume more electricity than the newest efficency requirement standards heat pumps.


Though I am no fan of Gore, I can see four times due to size. Increase that two fold due to office and full day time time residency, and on up to three time with the SS, increased privacy desires, and other requirements. No big deal. I am sure Bushes usage will go up substantially when it becomes a full time residency, which I doubt it ever will.

Or are you saying that ex-govt officials should live in average size homes. Or that I should feel guilty because I have 4400sf just for myself.
 
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Who knows what the Swedes were thinking?

I am probably dense here - but I fail to see the relationship between global warming and world peace. Must have been a weak slate this year - time for someone to step up and start making a difference in the Darfur situation, Burma, Middle East, Persian Gulf......etc.
 

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:rolleyes: <--- My shocked face.

What the hell, they awarded it to a terrorist once, so why not a lying socialistic hypocritical moron?

Or are you saying that ex-govt officials should live in average size homes. Or that I should feel guilty because I have 4400sf just for myself.
No, we're just saying that if they are going to preach to the rest of us peasants that we should all move back into mud huts to save the world, that maybe they should pose a better example first. That's all.

Oh, and I agree: WTF does global warming have to do with world peace?
 
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I'm really more surprised that he was given the Nobel Peace Prize at all, let alone for global warming, than I am that he's a hypocrite.

I, too, do not see the connection between the Peace Prize and global warming, nor do I see how Al Gore is a huge champion of global warming.

But hey, global warming >> Darfur, right?
 

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Global warming is caused by excessive solar activity and normal amounts of Liberal hot air ;)
Gore is one fanatic/leftist extremist fringe group muddle-head. Any one remember the "global cooling" scare in the 80's? and now they say things are heating up? Since when did mother nature go flat?
 

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And by going flat, I am perpetuating that Mother Nature goes through cycles, ie the ice ages, when no one was around to warm the planet up. And the little ice age wasn't caused by humans either. Why do we resign ourselves to lay blame on carbon emissions, which basically renders us hypocrites? The Volcanoes have being pouring carbon dioxide into the air for ages... and then Gore says that I need to stop driving because my emissions are horrific. A bit narrow minded if you ask me. I do support changing your light bulbs, it's efficient for everyone, even the buyer. But making someone guilt-trip over things that are necessary? That's jacked-up.
 

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Inhibitor nailed it.

The Sun heats up.

The Sun cools down.

Been happening for eons, we just didn't take temperature readings 10,000 years ago when the last solar heat increase was taking place.

Global warning IS taking place, we can measure it. There is no doubt that the Earth is heating up, but the cause is what is in debate. Mount Pinatubo threw more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than all the internal combustion engines in the Western Hemisphere over the last 20 years. To think that "Man" is the cause of the Earth's temperature rise is awfully arrogant.

How does Internet Al explain the increase in global temperature on Mars? :eek: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article1720024.ece

PS - After 11 years, he finally wins an election. :shake:
 

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Polish woman who helped save 2,500 children passed over for Nobel Prize in favor of Al Gore:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1789535/posts

Gore thought to be among Nobel nominees
By Doug Mellgren, Associated Press Writer | February 22, 2007
OSLO, Norway --Former vice president and environmental advocate Al Gore is believed to be among 181 nominees for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.
This year, those include Gore, for campaigning to draw attention to the threat of global warming, Irena Sendler, a Polish woman who saved the lives of Jewish children during World War II, and American TV host Oprah Winfrey.
Other announced nominees include Canadian Intuit environmentalist Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Bolivian President Evo Morales and U.N. AIDS envoy to Africa Stephen Lewis.
Those with nomination rights include former peace laureates, the awards committee and its staff, members of national governments and legislatures, selected university professors and others.
More info:

http://timelinesdb.com/listevents.p...te2=99999999999&words=&title=Poland&fromrec=0

See 1942 and 1943
 

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So Yasser Arafar and Jimmy Carter have won the Nobel Peace Prize. Now Al Gore beats out Sendler, who saved 2500 children. Its meaning is now lost.
 

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Agree, TN.

Can these things be rigged?? Can one campaign for them such as some do for Academy Awards?

Can a "machine" working behind the scenes exert any influence on the vote?

Doesn't seem right to me...

On another note, I've heard some conjecture that this award may give Gore an impetus to run for POTUS again. Wonder how that would affect the polls/voters...

Anyone care to speculate on that??
 

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On another note, I've heard some conjecture that this award may give Gore an impetus to run for POTUS again. Wonder how that would affect the polls/voters...

Anyone care to speculate on that??
Would the fact that Gore can add 'Nobel Prize winner' to his resume change the odds that a resident of Tennessee will vote for him for President? His failure to carry his own home state is the reason why George W. Bush won the electoral vote in 2000. When the people who supposedly know the candidate the best won't vote for him, that doesn't say much about the candidate's perceived ability to lead. Gore probably realizes with an Oscar, an Emmy, and a Nobel Prize to balance an Electoral College loss, he's wise to continue on his present course of environmental advocacy.
 

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When the people who supposedly know the candidate the best won't vote for him, that doesn't say much about the candidate's perceived ability to lead.
Might be one reason why Hillary opted to run for Senator of New York instead of Arkansas or Illinois...

According to the Encyclopedia of Chicago, Hillary’s recollections of her Park Ridge neighborhood being “surrounded by farm fields” are as fictional as Uncle Jed’s black gold and Texas tea.
http://www.hillaryproject.com/index...tons_childhood_story_is_an_agrarian_tall_tale

... either that, or being senator from those states just wasn't powerful enough!

I was curious to hear how a run by Gore might affect the chances of other Dem candidates - could he spoil Hillary's lead?
 

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Quote: Other announced nominees include Canadian Intuit environmentalist Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Bolivian President Evo Morales and U.N. AIDS envoy to Africa Stephen Lewis.

So this woman is a Canadian environmentalist who works for a company that makes software for doing US income tax. And she does it so well that she gets nominated for the Nobel Prize.

I wonder if she's actually an Inuit.:wink:
 
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