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Old 06-18-2008, 04:33 AM   #21
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It's not quite as bad the email makes it out to be.

"A few pertinent details have been left out, of course, such as the fact that one reason the Gore family's utility bills run so high is that they pay premium prices to get 100 percent of their power from Tennessee's Green Power Switch program, which draws from renewable resources such as wind, solar, and methane gas; such as the fact that the Gore family invests in "carbon offsets" to allay the environmental impact of their power usage; and such as the fact that the 10,000-square-foot mansion serves not only as their residence, but also as a workspace for both Al and Tipper Gore."

Not saying that makes everything better but I deal with these smear emails all day at my job and they almost always leave out important bits of info, take information out of context, or blatantly lie to make their point. If a piece of information is circulated by email, 99 times out of 100 it's not true.

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You can argue the details all day long, but Gore is still one of the biggest hypocrites to ever walk the earth, and carbon offsets are a money making scam.

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I really loved this sentence in the original article:
In the past year, Gore’s home burned through 213,210 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity, enough to power 232 average American households for a month.

In the past year, I have eaten have eaten at least 1095 meals, enough to feed 12 average American people for a month!

Do I eat 12 times the average person? No. Just to make a point that isn't there, I compared my yearly food intake (3 meals times 365 days) to a person that eats 3 meals a day for a month.


"See in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda."
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I think we should be done by now catapulting the propaganda about Gore. It's time to focus on Obama and McCain.

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nobody is arguing the details, I'm simply pointing out the creator of the article/email has an agenda and people with agendas often bend the truth.

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It's not quite as bad the email makes it out to be.

"A few pertinent details have been left out, of course, such as the fact that one reason the Gore family's utility bills run so high is that they pay premium prices to get 100 percent of their power from Tennessee's Green Power Switch program, which draws from renewable resources such as wind, solar, and methane gas; such as the fact that the Gore family invests in "carbon offsets" to allay the environmental impact of their power usage; and such as the fact that the 10,000-square-foot mansion serves not only as their residence, but also as a workspace for both Al and Tipper Gore."

Not saying that makes everything better but I deal with these smear emails all day at my job and they almost always leave out important bits of info, take information out of context, or blatantly lie to make their point. If a piece of information is circulated by email, 99 times out of 100 it's not true.
I want to say that I am not Pro-Gore or Anti-Gore. I am just tired of poorly written propaganda presented as fact no matter what party it is slamming. W said it best: Catapulting propaganda
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I want to say that I am not Pro-Gore or Anti-Gore. I am just tired of poorly written propaganda presented as fact no matter what party it is slamming. W said it best: Catapulting propaganda
I completely agree. When people jump on bandwagons based on facts derived from suspect sources, it drives me nuts. There is more than enough information available out there that if people would just do their own research they would find out the truth which (in theory) should allow them to make an informed decision.
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I completely agree. When people jump on bandwagons based on facts derived from suspect sources, it drives me nuts. There is more than enough information available out there that if people would just do their own research they would find out the truth which (in theory) should allow them to make an informed decision.
sadly, I think one could do 40 hours a week of research and would still end up confused by conflicting evidence from sources that seem more and more credible every year. The art of pitch and spin is getting more refined on both sides of the "debates". Someday, when we folks stop beating our respective red and blue chests, we will realize that the most important rivalry going on right now is between those of us with real mortgages and those who have so much money that the only thing they can do to keep getting more is to influence world business policies and politics.
To a certain degree, we need to trust our guts a bit more and believe in using less, working harder, and making sure our government is transparently working for us.
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W said it best: Catapulting propaganda
But did he pronounce it correctly?
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Al Gore invented the Internet, give him a break, would ya?

I've seen this before. Pretty interesting given his global warming stance since he lost to Bush.

FWIW, Jacksonville Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio has a similarly stunning water bill each month. IIRC his household goes through more water in a month than the average FL home goes through in a year.

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When I was Working last night driving back from detroit, I saw a huge black cloud in the sky and it started to choke me. I realized it wasn't a cloud but only the smoke coming from Al Gore's Gulf stream as him and Obama flew out of my state.

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