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Gore urges civil disobedience to stop coal plants

Original post made by Peter, Barron Park, on Sep 24, 2008



The former U.S. vice president, whose climate change documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" won an Academy Award, told a philanthropic meeting in New York City that "the world has lost ground to the climate crisis."

"If you're a young person looking at the future of this planet and looking at what is being done right now, and not done, I believe we have reached the stage where it is time for civil disobedience to prevent the construction of new coal plants that do not have carbon capture and sequestration,"

Gore told the Clinton Global Initiative gathering to loud applause.Web LinkWeb Link

This is going to encourage the Monkey Wrench Gang and other enviro- terrorist. Not a wise move by Gore at this time!

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Posted by OhlonePar
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Sep 24, 2008 at 1:01 pm

Peter,

So you equate "civil disobedience" with terrorism? So Ghandi was a terrorist?

The term "eco-terrorist" is a misnomer. Radical environmentalists--the kind who blow things up--make a point of not taking human lives. With terrorists--the real kind--killing people is part of the point.


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Posted by enough
a resident of Palo Alto Hills
on Sep 24, 2008 at 2:15 pm


re--eco-terrorists

Talk to some of the loggers in the NW who were maimed by spiked trees in the eco terrorists campaign.

Gores statement will encourage all kinds of mayhem, I wonder if he will be held liable for crying fire in a theater.

Re Ghandi- he was a very odd bird, he told the Jews they should surrender to the Nazis and kill themselves.
The Film " Ghandi" was complete hagiography paid for by the India Hindu Nationalist Party.


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Posted by OhlonePar
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Sep 24, 2008 at 2:47 pm

enough,

Ghandi may have been an odd bird, but he was not a violent one.

I think Earth Firsters and such are radical--and I don't say that's a good thing. But I think there's a difference between civil disobedience and Al Qaeda.


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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 24, 2008 at 4:04 pm

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

It is not non-violent to obstruct others going about their lawful way. Encouraging a mob is the ultimate foolishment and proof that Gore and his Green Gorebots play from the Brownshirt playbook. Slippery slope, anybody?


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Posted by BS Won
a resident of Green Acres
on Sep 24, 2008 at 4:26 pm


Web Link

The stored carbon credits this mouth has around his waists could cure Wall Streets debt if cashed in.


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Posted by enough
a resident of Palo Alto Hills
on Sep 24, 2008 at 5:27 pm

Eco-terrorism is defined by the FBI as

"the use or threatened use of violence of a criminal nature against innocent victims or property by an environmentally-oriented, subnational group for environmental-political reasons, or aimed at an audience beyond the target, often of a symbolic nature."

The FBI has credited to eco-terrorism 200 million dollars in property damage from 2003 and 2008, and a majority of states within the USA have introduced laws aimed at eco-terrorism.

Gores call for action against the 25 power stations being built and 20 more planned is very seriously wrong.
He must be held accountable for bodily and property damage, he has deep pockets, the lawyers eyes are focused now.


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Posted by Pot, Kettle
a resident of Downtown North
on Sep 24, 2008 at 6:52 pm

The FBI? Now there you have a group using the brownshirt playbook!


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Posted by Sue
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Sep 24, 2008 at 8:25 pm

"The FBI? Now there you have a group using the brownshirt playbook!
Posted by Pot, Kettle, a resident of the Downtown North neighborhood, 1 hour ago"


You may want to refresh your memory, and your residence/ country, what exactly are you saying here?

The FBI protects our freedom, lives, families and property, do you have a problem with that?


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Posted by OhlonePar
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Sep 25, 2008 at 1:24 am

The FBI does not protect my freedom. Not its job.


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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 25, 2008 at 4:28 am

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

Skepticism of authority is always a good thing, because authority without restraint is tyranny. Mobs, by their nature, are unrestrained. Anyone inciting mob action is unfit for any decent regard. Remember the 33rd word is "peaceably".


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Posted by Pot, Kettle
a resident of Downtown North
on Sep 25, 2008 at 7:58 am

Sue,

Wow, if I don't agree with you, I should leave the country. They used to have a bumper sticker to go with that little bit of political wisdom.

Seriously, the FBI is not engaged in protecting my freedom. On the other hand, the FBI has a long, storied history of taking away the freedom of American people. I suggest you read up. But only if you're interested in your "freedom."



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Posted by Doug Watson
a resident of Downtown North
on Sep 25, 2008 at 8:11 am

Gore: ..it is time for civil disobedience to prevent the construction of new coal plant..

Gore is calling his minions to do what? He omitted the word non-violent and the eco-groups have a history of violence. Gore is not a stupid man but this statement could promote just the green light to these eco-terrorist fringe groups need to fulfill their goals.
Troubling to say the least.

Gore has placed himself into an area of legal provocation with the law. He could be considered a co-conspirators of any offense that these eco-terrorist fringe groups decide to conduct.


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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 25, 2008 at 10:56 am

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

King Henry in a fit of rage says, '"'Who will rid me of this pesky priest?'"'
But that was then, no relevance to today.


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