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  •  Your Effectiveness (1+ / 0-)
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    howarddream

    Your effectiveness in reducing humanity's carbon footprint isn't even 1% of Gore's. Your footprint is far less justifiable.

    Meanwhile, he is listening to you (or others with your viewpoints who do more than comment on DKos), even if he likely doesn't agree.

    "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

    by DocGonzo on Tue Oct 29, 2013 at 10:37:39 AM PDT

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    •  elitism BS (0+ / 0-)

      Guy is just a big polluter. When he stops destroying the planet I'll stop calling him a big piece of fail. Al Gore is the but of jokes out in the real world.

      “Conservation… is a positive exercise of skill and insight, not merely a negative exercise of abstinence and caution…” Aldo Leopold

      by ban nock on Tue Oct 29, 2013 at 10:42:28 AM PDT

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      •  Conservative BS (2+ / 0-)
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        Al Gore certainly is elite in his effectiveness in saving the planet. You, though, are just run of the mill among those destroying it. You fail to comprehend that Gore's efficiency is high since his useful output is so high. You and your ilk are the actual threat to the planet.

        Al Gore is the butt of not-funny jokes out in the Conservative world, which is almost entirely imaginary. Except for your excessive pollution.

        "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

        by DocGonzo on Tue Oct 29, 2013 at 11:00:44 AM PDT

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        •  First I get called liberal for asking someone to (0+ / 0-)

          drive less then I get called conservative for laughing at a polluter hero of yours, pox on all you rich entitled trustifarians.

          “Conservation… is a positive exercise of skill and insight, not merely a negative exercise of abstinence and caution…” Aldo Leopold

          by ban nock on Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 10:52:59 AM PDT

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          •  You're a Conservative (0+ / 0-)

            But I'm not a trustafarian - I've earned every penny of my money. You are a Conservative, or worse.

            You're certainly putting out far more pollution that Al Gore is measured in its effect in halting the Greenhouse.

            "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

            by DocGonzo on Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 04:12:14 PM PDT

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      •  I'm totally not a fan of Mr. Gore (3+ / 0-)
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        but I don't think that this is a fair criticism in the vein of the old truism that "you have to spend money to make money" (e.g., invest $$s in a business now for a payoff in the future).

        Similarly, if Mr. Gore's "extravagant" lifestyle ultimately ends up reducing global carbon levels significantly, then on balance it's worth it.

        •  what if they just ingrain the attitude that (0+ / 0-)

          conservation is for little people?

          “Conservation… is a positive exercise of skill and insight, not merely a negative exercise of abstinence and caution…” Aldo Leopold

          by ban nock on Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 10:54:01 AM PDT

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          •  Conservation is not going to get us out of (0+ / 0-)

            the mess we're now in.

            A fundamental change in how we as a society and planet do things is needed - if Al Gore and his "extravagant" lifestyle (e.g., flying all over the planet to advocate changed) is what it takes to spark that change, then it's a lack of conservation well left unconserved . . .

            Unfortunately he's too tainted of a messenger to achieve much towards that, plus many of his approaches are rather looney.  

    •  Thank you DocGonzo for stating the obvious. (1+ / 0-)
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      Glen The Plumber

      Al Gore flying around the world to sear awareness of climate change into the hearts, minds, budgets and policies of some he meets is far worth the carbon footprint price he's paying for future generations.

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