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Al Gore Blames Burma Tragedy on Global Warming

Original post made by Jarred, Midtown, on May 9, 2008

"Al Gore blames the Burma tragedy on global warming despite growing evidence to the contrary. Could the hype be related to his financial interests?"

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But exploiting the death and suffering of the desperately poor for his personal gain is not even Al's main talent--he's even better at promoting plans that would bring the Burmese standard of living to the US.

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Posted by ten18
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on May 9, 2008 at 9:00 pm

I think Algore will become the Jesse Jackson of natural disasters, popping up whenever he thinks he can make a buck exploiting other people's misery. He just needs to disappear.


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Posted by Mike
a resident of College Terrace
on May 9, 2008 at 11:08 pm

Regardless of whether or not global warming is responsible for this massive tragedy, we should all find a way to contribute.

That said, something MUST be done by the community of nations to *completely remove* government groups that wantonly mass murder their own people, as is happening, by neglect, in Burma today.

A distinction can be drawn between certain kinds of nations, so that appropriate actions can be taken.

Yesterday, the Burmese government announced the coming election, with not a word about the tragedy caused by the cyclone. These people need to be removed from power, by any means at the disposal of civilized nations.

Other candidates for immediate action: Zimbabwe, and Sudan.


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Posted by Walter E. Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on May 10, 2008 at 1:15 am

Al wants enough laws on the books to give him and his greenie buddies a share of all future economic growth in the form of Jesse Jackson like blackmail. He does not care that we all know warming is a fraud, since the ball is already rolling.


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Posted by irony check
a resident of Midtown
on May 10, 2008 at 7:19 am

Notice AlGore isn't getting much coverage on this? I think the masses have finally realized what a joke he is.

By the way, Mike, given how strongly you feel about completely removing govt groups that mass murder their people, I assume you have changed your mind and now support the most recent successful removal of a govt that mass murdered its people? ( The govt by Saddam?)

Are you going to support us the next time we remove a govt that mass murders its people? For example, if it is Burma, do you think that just talking to the military junta that rules it will suffice?

Or do you only support our troops dying in the removal of mass murdering govts when the govts pose no threat to the USA?


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Posted by Perspective
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on May 10, 2008 at 11:28 am

Try using primary sources. In the interview, he says that there appears to be a consensus that there is a trend toward stronger cyclones and hurricanes due to a raise in ocean surface temperature. He specifically did not link global warming to any specific storm, especially this one.

The interview itself is part of his book tour for "Assault on Reason," well demonstrated in this forum.


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Posted by Mike
a resident of College Terrace
on May 10, 2008 at 1:07 pm

irony, It's not without irony that you appear to completely missed the the most important sentence in my missive - i.e. "A distinction can be drawn between certain kinds of nations, so that appropriate actions can be taken."

Add to that that these efforts must be undertaken by a "community of nations", not the face-shooting, apacolypse-believing, habeus-corpus-suspending, unable-to-cooperate-with-other-nations, moronic-wannabe-cowboy administration that sent thousands of my patriotic and good fellow citizens to untimely and horrible deaths and/or lifelong incapacity, for a lie.

There's a difference between a dictator who is clearly abusing power in a way that is devastating an economy, and a dictator who is standing by in a state of seeming madness as his/her country disintegrates at an ever accelerating pace that appears to be swwepig the entire place out of sheer existance.

Burma, Zimbabwe, and Sudan all qualify under that definition. Iraq, as horrific as Saddam's policies were, his murderous ways were nowhere near the level of sheer human indifference as exhibited by the rulers of the three countries I mention.

There are many nations - China, for example - that have horrendous human rights policies, but even China is nowhere close to these three.

That said, I was always been in favor of upending Saddam, but in a *cooperative* way that didn't drag this great nation down into the mire, to satisfy the whims of probably the sickest bunch of puppies ever to have even sat in the Oval Office, much less run it.


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Posted by Gary
a resident of Downtown North
on May 10, 2008 at 4:35 pm

"Burma, Zimbabwe, and Sudan all qualify under that definition. Iraq, as horrific as Saddam's policies were, his murderous ways were nowhere near the level of sheer human indifference as exhibited by the rulers of the three countries I mention."

Mike, you are amusing in a macabre way. Saddam killed MANY more people in Iraq (his own people) than all three of those little states combined. He used WMB to accomplish some of it. His tortures were hideous. He also attacked two nations.

Mike, as you wait for the 'cooperation of the community of nations' to provide justice, all you will see is more mass death.

Time to grow up, Mike. Do you ever feel guilt, for making excuses for evil? Are you related to Neville Chamberlain? Bush attacked Saddam, and killed him. Good for Bush...bad for you.


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Posted by a
a resident of Adobe-Meadows
on May 10, 2008 at 6:40 pm

Interesting how FOX NEWS takes the view all of you take in bashing Gore. Fox News says none of the recent natural disasters is global warming related. The joke is on you!

Fox News, the ultra-conservative spin machine...now you know what side of the political isle you sit on when you nix Al Gore. Gore is a man to be respected.


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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on May 10, 2008 at 6:50 pm

Gore = Elmer Gantry. Gorebots = Deltas.


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Posted by irony check
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on May 10, 2008 at 7:07 pm

Mike, you really have no idea what percent of his population Saddam was responsible for murdering, do you? Your "distinctions" are ..not.

"That said"..you really have no memory of the percent of DEMOCRATIC nations that were behind going into Iraq, do you? (Dicatators, of course, were opposed to the coalition of 35 democratic nations that supported overthrowing Saddam..btw there are about 45 nations which are democratic in nature, depending on how liberally you want to define democratic..figure out what percent of these supported overthrowing Saddam..that wasn't "cooperative" enough? heck, it takes only 51% to vote in the President of the USA! Try even simply adding up the number of people in nations that supported going into Iraq versus the number of people in democratic nations that supported going into Iraq, and you STILL come up with a vast majority vote)

Perspective: Read the primary source..of course he (Al Gore) happens to mention this just after the Burmese Cyclone, but, of course, that is pure coincidence, isn't it? And, of course, there is no link between his assertions and the Burmese Cyclone? One can't draw any conclusions based on his comments?

I think you have reason to believe yours has been assaulted if you can't draw any conclusions about this, and insist on taking his comments in a vacuum.


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Posted by irony check
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on May 10, 2008 at 7:11 pm

To the Fox News bashers: Once again, you reveal the horrific education this country has fallen into, when you insist on thinking OPINION pieces are NEWS. Fox News has OPINION givers on both sides of this aisle. Try watching ALL the sides...but don't get confused between OPINIONS and NEWS, ok?

Understandable error, since all the other "news" on TV is really a mix of opinion and error.

Luckily, more Americans watch Fox news than all the other news combined, so there are more educated people than not.


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Posted by GMC
a resident of Midtown
on May 11, 2008 at 5:02 pm

If you think you hate Fox News, but haven't watched much of it, check out "Your World with Neil Cavuto." Its a pretty good show.


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Posted by Paul
a resident of Downtown North
on May 12, 2008 at 11:12 am

In view of the success Bush & Co. have had "rescuing" Iraq, the humane option is to leave the Burmese alone.


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Posted by reality check
a resident of Palo Alto Hills
on May 12, 2008 at 12:26 pm

Paul, you cut and copy from your post on the other thread..why, you thought it was clever?


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Posted by Paul
a resident of Downtown North
on May 12, 2008 at 5:27 pm

Clever of you to notice, RC. Anyway, I miscalled it; the action's on the other thread.


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