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Old 10-12-2007, 12:31 PM   #31
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so ... Gore has an Oscar and a Nobel Peace Prize
and an Emmy
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so ... Gore has an Oscar and a Nobel Peace Prize, and Bush is widely considered the most incompetent president in history.

it seems as if Gore really did win in 2000, and it was America that lost.
Looking at his reaction after the Oklahoma City Bombing you may have been fucked either way, at least on a civil liberties front.
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Looking at his reaction after the Oklahoma City Bombing you may have been fucked either way, at least on a civil liberties front.


who would Gore wiretapp, detain, and torture?
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Damn that stupid Supreme Court.
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Bahahahahaha AL GORE!
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who would Gore wiretapp, detain, and torture?
Foreign terrorists plotting the mass-murder of Americans...hopefully.
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Foreign terrorists plotting the mass-murder of Americans...hopefully.


i don't think he'd torture anybody.

but Gore isn't Bush. and let's just hope that Bush doesn't decide he wants to detain you, INDY, without giving a reason, because he's given himself the powers to do so. but, hey, what's the good in enabling the greatest expansion of executive power in the history of the United States if you don't intend to give yourself some cool new powers?
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so ... Gore has an Oscar and a Nobel Peace Prize, and Bush is widely considered the most incompetent president in history.

it seems as if Gore really did win in 2000, and it was America that lost.
Looks to be the case.

I think one reason people like Gore so much is that he expresses his message about the importance of saving the environment in a way that doesn't turn off those who may not be totally convinced (in other words, he's not preachy). He's done his research, he explains it in a way that people can understand, and that's very commendable.

But anywho, congratulations to Gore and the IPCC on winning the award. You've all earned it .

And that Doris seems like an awesome lady .

Angela
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i don't think he'd torture anybody.

but Gore isn't Bush. and let's just hope that Bush doesn't decide he wants to detain you, INDY, without giving a reason, because he's given himself the powers to do so. but, hey, what's the good in enabling the greatest expansion of executive power in the history of the United States if you don't intend to give yourself some cool new powers?
Incidentally, did Al Gore really win an Oscar? Or as the "star" was he just allowed to make the acceptance speech.

From the official Oscar site. http://www.oscars.org/79academyawards/nomswins.html

“An Inconvenient Truth” (Paramount Classics and Participant Productions)
A Lawrence Bender/Laurie David Production
Davis Guggenheim
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Incidentally, did Al Gore really win an Oscar? Or as the "star" was he just allowed to make the acceptance speech.

From the official Oscar site. http://www.oscars.org/79academyawards/nomswins.html

“An Inconvenient Truth” (Paramount Classics and Participant Productions)
A Lawrence Bender/Laurie David Production
Davis Guggenheim

I do believe that he personally did not win the Oscar. He was coaxed up to the stage by the producers if memory serves.
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Incidentally, did Al Gore really win an Oscar? Or as the "star" was he just allowed to make the acceptance speech.

From the official Oscar site. http://www.oscars.org/79academyawards/nomswins.html

“An Inconvenient Truth” (Paramount Classics and Participant Productions)
A Lawrence Bender/Laurie David Production
Davis Guggenheim




you know what i mean.
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I'm definitely going to go to the reading/signing Doris Lessing is doing in a couple of weeks at the university where I work.
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I'm so mad about this! It is a very prestigious award and its honor if you receive it. Al Gore didnt deserve it at all!!! He made some daft movie that was it.
He even said himself, 'i dont live by what i stand for'
he drives a sports car polluting the earth and blasts his air conditioning in his mansion
I dont see what hes done for anybody.
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It is a very prestigious award and its honor if you receive it. .
I think the scientific awards still mean something, the so-called peace prize has been devalued by the chancers that have been awarded it in the past. I agree with your assessment of Mr Gore. He is an awful old pompous windbag.
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I don't agree with your opinions on Gore, but even the detractors have got to admit he's better than the last U.S. VP to win the prize. That was Charles Dawes, in 1923, who won for introducing what came to be known as the "Dawes Plan." This was the plan agree upon by the various Western powers for reperations to be paid by Germany after World War I.

If you know anything about what kind of penance the Germans had to do for the crime of starting WWI, you begin to see why this beats such "dubious" past honorees as Arafat, Kissinger, and Gore ,if you put him in that company. They don't hold a candle to this guy. The legacy of the effects of the Dawes Plan (along with lots of other things, but it was a BIG part) are what enabled Hitler to rise and assume power. I always wondered what the Nobel committee thought of that decision in later years.
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