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Cap-And-Trade: Al Gore's Cash Cow (FLASHBACK: 04/30/09) ^ | April 30, 2009 | INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY Staff

Posted on 04/28/2010 1:46:19 PM PDT by raptor22

Global Warming: At the cap-and-trade hearings, it was revealed that not everyone will suffer from this growth-killing energy tax. A congresswoman wanted to know why sea levels aren't rising but Gore's bank account is.

When Gore left office in January 2001, he was said to have a net worth in the neighborhood of $2 million. A mere eight years later, estimates are that he is now worth about $100 million. It seems it's easy being green, at least for some.

Gore has his lectures and speeches, his books, a hit movie and Oscar, and a Nobel Prize. But Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., was curious about how a man dedicated to saving the planet could get so wealthy so quickly. She sought out investment advice we all could use in a shaky economy.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: agw; algore; capandtax; capandtrade; climatecash; globalwarming; goldmansachs; marshablackburn; profitsofdoom

1 posted on 04/28/2010 1:46:19 PM PDT by raptor22
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To: raptor22

Many have started calling him Al Gorelioni.

2 posted on 04/28/2010 1:52:16 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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To: raptor22

For the life of me, I cannot understand why this is not front page news on every conservative website, blog, newspaper, radio and TV show?

Glenn Beck detailed on his 4/26 show how Obama/Gore/Goldman Sachs are getting ready to impose a $10 TRILLION dollar climate tax on America through the Chicago Climate Exhange (CCX) and Cap&Tax.

Goldman, Gore and others in Obummer’s admin are potentially going to reap 100’s of billions of dollars in profits on this scheme.

Goldman is happily playing their part as the pinata so that the Dems can use them to push through financial reform... then Goldman gets to benefit from Cap and Tax.

Watch this clip from Beck’s show 4/26. (If you are truly limited on time, forward to 14 minutes, although 7:45 - 8:40 is very important too):

The video ends before he unveils the “middle” guy who facilitated the funding/founding of the Chicago Climate Exchange.

Gee, who could be from Chicago AND heavily involved with Goldman Sachs?? Hint, he was given almost $1 million in campaign donations by Goldman employees and he also goes by the name Barry.

As Beck always says, “watch the other hand”... that is where the real heist is taking place!

Our entire country is getting ready to be robbed if Cap and Tax passes.

Yesterday (last 20 mins of the show), Beck hinted that he is going to tie Fannie Mae and others into it and that it will go from being shady/slimy to possibly being criminal.

Where are Drudge, Rush, Breitbart, Hot Air, Levin, Hannity, etc on this story?? Are their egos keeping them from covering this just because Beck broke the story first?? I hope not!

Watch Beck for the rest of the week. He honestly believes there is a chance that people could go to jail based on what he is going to expose. Fox News 5:00 Eastern Time.

In my mind, Glenn Beck is the bravest man in America... and he is standing alone at this point.

3 posted on 04/28/2010 1:55:23 PM PDT by Painesright
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To: raptor22; Nipfan; Amagi; Fiddlstix; Tunehead54; Clive; FrPR; tubebender; marvlus; ...

Beam me to Planet Gore !

4 posted on 04/28/2010 2:01:39 PM PDT by steelyourfaith (Warmists as "traffic light" apocalyptics: "Greens too yellow to admit they're really Reds."-Monckton)
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To: Painesright

No one in the MSM will bother with the story.
It’s impossible to tell in 40 seconds on radio or 70 seconds in a TV “analysis.”

5 posted on 04/28/2010 2:03:12 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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Gore claims he is not a lobbyist. In fact since leaving politics in 2000 he has been given partnerships in large corporations in exchange for his influence with Washington. He lobbied for “green” grants in the “Stimulus Act” and is now personally reaping the kickbacks.

[. . .Silver Spring Networks, produces hardware and software to make the electricity grid more efficient. It came to Mr. (Al)Gore’s firm, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, one of Silicon Valley’s top venture capital providers, looking for $75 million to expand its partnerships with utilities seeking to install millions of so-called smart meters in homes and businesses. . .Gore. . .decided to back the company, and in gratitude Silver Spring retained him and John Doerr, another Kleiner Perkins partner, as unpaid corporate advisers.

[The deal appeared to pay off in a big way last week, when 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. Kleiner Perkins and its partners, including Mr. (Al)Gore, could recoup their investment many times over in coming years. . .]

6 posted on 04/28/2010 3:08:42 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: raptor22
"A congresswoman wanted to know why sea levels aren't rising but Gore's bank account is." Hmmm...I wonder if maybe, just maybe Gore might be green just for the green stuff...Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley
7 posted on 04/28/2010 8:36:30 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: raptor22
A rerun I saw recently of a South Park episode from oh, about 2002, stripped Al Gore mercilessly and attempted a capture of what they thought are the salient elements of his public career. That's the "ManBearPig" episode, in which Gore tries to stir up the entire state of Colorado about the menace of "ManBearPig". Then he winds up getting people killed and making a big mess while "leading" (instigating and aggravating) the "crisis".

The South Park writers didn't capture Gore's family's predilection for greasy gains, that goes back well before the Gorebot and involves their connections to (Communist) Dr. Armand Hammer.

8 posted on 04/29/2010 2:59:45 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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