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I think you guys are grasping at straws. Gore's enterprise has grown, apparently much to your collective chagrin, and I think you might find his energy usage growing in consort with his enterprise's growth. I think rather than bitching about Gore being stupid, something there is no evidence to support, or about being a hypocrite concerning his household energy consumption, a better tactic might be for the author to request an interview with several other news organizations to offer an explanation of this "discovery." If it turns out Gore is truly being wasteful, well, then he is a hypocrite. Until then, I think this is a red herring, more dirty fuel for the fire that generates unneeded and detrimental, emotional responses to the entire issue of climate change. Which is, of course, what the author and those repeating the story, desired.

I would find the article much more useful if it had an accounting of what the energy is used for and how Gore accounts for it on his taxes. Jim
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Yes, Algore does buy energy credits----from a company he owns. But the true extra electrical consumption comes from watching that movie of himself, over and over and over again.

Today, David Guergin suggested that the best way Algore can help Obama is to become his energy czar. OMG. How's that for "change?"

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Originally Posted by QBNCGAR View Post
McBear's pruning of the facts aside (it was written TODAY, as a follow-up to Gore's "efforts" to reduce his own consumption after it's conspicuous nature was brought up a few years ago), let's pay attention to the first couple of lines.
Which is why I said "This is the same article using the same data that was pulled in 2005" as opposed to saying "this is an old article".

Just look at the Scopes article to see the awkward similarities.

No pruning from me. I actually provided more information than the article. Wonder why they left it all out? Folks could have a much better chance of making their own decisions as to whether the facts merit the claims.


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Gore is a great man!. 'nuff said.
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