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‘No such thing as ethical oil,’ Al Gore tells Toronto audience
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Posted on 05/08/2013 7:10:57 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

‘No such thing as ethical oil,’ Al Gore tells Toronto audience

IVAN SEMENIUK

The Globe and Mail

Published Tuesday, May. 07 2013, 10:44 PM EDT

Last updated Wednesday, May. 08 2013, 7:41 AM EDT

Declaring that “American democracy has been hacked,” former U.S. vice-president Al Gore told a Toronto audience that his countrymen needed to wake up to the special interests that have a grip on the levers of power in the U.S. Congress and are able to block legislation on a range of policy issues including his signature cause, global climate change.

Mr. Gore added that he felt action on climate change was possible, indeed inevitable, once it was viewed by enough people as a matter of personal values. “When these kind of issues settle into a choice between right and wrong, then the moral clarity that eventually develops makes it possible to move quickly.”

In a public interview with The Globe and Mail’s editor-in-chief, John Stackhouse, Mr. Gore also spoke of his wish that U.S. president Barack Obama would cancel the Keystone XL pipeline intended to transport heavy crude from the Alberta oil sands to U.S. refineries. In part because oil-sands crude requires more energy to extract than conventional sources, and so produces more greenhouse gases per barrel, he suggested that the full social and environmental cost of developing the oil sands made it a more expensive proposition than a faster move by the U.S. to renewable sources.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: algore; energy; envirowhackos; oil
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To: Sub-Driver

fuag


21 posted on 05/08/2013 7:28:43 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Sub-Driver

From wiki:
A drive to privatize some government lands during the mid-1990s succeeded in 1997 with the sale of the reserve to Occidental Petroleum, the highest bidder. Occidental took over operations in early 1998 and has been the principal operator since then; in 2008 they had a 78% interest in the oil field. Current reserves are claimed to be either 106,554,000 barrels of oil (according to the California Department of Conservation)[1] or 484,000,000 barrels of oil equivalent, according to Occidental Petroleum.[3]

Elsewhere:
For example, in the Democratic Party, Vice President Al Gore has a long-time relationship with Occidental Petroleum that has been enormously beneficial to the company. Occidental’s late chairman, the controversial Armand Hammer, liked to say that he had Gore’s father, Senator Albert Gore, Senior, quote, “in my back pocket”, unquote. When the elder Gore left the Senate in 1970, Hammer hired him for $500,000 a year. Personally and professionally the vice president has profited from Occidental largess. To this day he still draws $20,000 a year from a land deal in Tennessee brokered between his father and Hammer.


22 posted on 05/08/2013 7:29:42 AM PDT by sasquatch
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To: MichaelCorleone

How does a FALL in the average temperatures reflect a negative in the sustainability of life?

At lower temperatures MORE CO2 is absorbed and held in the surface waters of the world, supplying more of the plant food that aquatic plants need to thrive and produce oxygen, which in turn makes a more hospitable environment for the sea life. Oxygen dissolved in water soon reaches its saturation point, and escapes to the atmosphere at large, where it is available to the majority of the rest of living things on the planet. I am not sure how it would be calculated, but in all likelihood, the surface of the seas probably give up MORE oxygen to the atmosphere than all the rain forests and savannahs put together.

If only because so much of the surface of the planet is covered with water of varying degrees of salinity.

Al Gore is entirely devoid of any kind of critical thinking.


23 posted on 05/08/2013 7:31:35 AM PDT by alloysteel (The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.-J. K. Galbraith)
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To: Sub-Driver

Al Gore = crazy man.


24 posted on 05/08/2013 7:33:40 AM PDT by abclily
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To: Sub-Driver

Did that massage therapist use ethical oil?


25 posted on 05/08/2013 7:33:56 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Algore is such a bitter clinger. Clinging to copies of “An Inconvenient Truth”. Lighten up Al. Go home and spend more time with your money.


26 posted on 05/08/2013 7:34:37 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is the root cause of violent crime in Mexico. - Barack Hussein Obama Jr.)
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To: Proud2BeRight

Nor was it unethical for him to take a hundred million petrodollars for his low-rated cable network.


27 posted on 05/08/2013 7:36:44 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Some people take there grammar way to seriously.)
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To: Sub-Driver

My GOD, what liberal hypocrisy!!! Didn’t an oil nation just PURCHASE Algore for hundreds of millions of dollars and turn him into a mega millionaire?


28 posted on 05/08/2013 7:38:55 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Sub-Driver
‘No such thing as ethical oil Democrat,’

Fixed it.

29 posted on 05/08/2013 7:40:18 AM PDT by eCSMaster ("God bless Planned Parenthood"- B.H.Obama, 2013)
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To: Da Coyote

“Gore defines the low IQ point of sustainable life.”

Well, 95% of the political left places on the left side of the Bell Curve. The other 5% of the left is made up of the greedy leaders in charge of the low information voters.


30 posted on 05/08/2013 7:42:47 AM PDT by abclily
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To: Sub-Driver

Call him “no controlling legal authority” Al.


31 posted on 05/08/2013 7:44:08 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Sub-Driver

There is no such thing as an ethical DemonRat...algore is just one of the more glaring examples of this truth.


32 posted on 05/08/2013 7:44:17 AM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea
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To: MichaelCorleone
I thought his signature event was when he flew in on his oil burning private jet to sign the sale of his environmental TV station to the Oil Sheik terror cartels for 200 Million bucks.

So God, will take this statement "No such thing as ethical oil" and judge him by it.

33 posted on 05/08/2013 7:47:08 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Sub-Driver

When can we expect Al to to return the Armand Hammer oil money that he’s lived on his entire life?


34 posted on 05/08/2013 7:49:41 AM PDT by denydenydeny (Admiration of absolute government is proportionate to the contempt one has for others.-Tocqueville)
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To: Sub-Driver

In 2006, the Gore TN mansion devoured 221,000 kWh of electricity (20 X the national average) and nothing has changed since then. Way to practice what you preach, Al.


35 posted on 05/08/2013 7:56:16 AM PDT by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: Sub-Driver

This POS doesn’t know the meaning of ethical.


36 posted on 05/08/2013 7:58:11 AM PDT by True Grit
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37 posted on 05/08/2013 8:04:32 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Sub-Driver

I totally trust AlGore to know what “not ethical” is.


38 posted on 05/08/2013 8:11:43 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: Sub-Driver

....and there is no such thing as an ethical Al Gore...


39 posted on 05/08/2013 8:16:02 AM PDT by Forty-Niner (A Strong Man Armed who guards his home, lives in peace.)
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To: Sub-Driver

He never heard that from his Pappy Gore who wae in Armand Hammer’s pocket with Occidental Petroleum

Of course Al gave back all that unethical family money, right??


40 posted on 05/08/2013 8:20:23 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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