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Maybe I wasn't clear enough -- although I think most anyone else could understand my last post.

I'm not saying Gore didn't devote proceeds from the book and movie. Using your source, he donated it to the Alliance for Climate Protection. The ACP was founded in 2006 (the same year the movie was released) by...Al Gore, after he had already made most of his money.

According to the ACP website, "Our mission is to persuade the American people—and people elsewhere in the world—of the importance and urgency of adopting and implementing effective and comprehensive solutions for the climate crisis."

So in other words, the "charity" he gave the money to is one that he created for the purpose of carrying his message forward and selling his product. Where I come from, that's not "charity" -- that's "advertising." Maybe Exxon/Mobile and Conoco/Phillips should write off their advertising budgets as charitable donations.

As far as investment goes, the core of his investments is through Generation Investment Management, which he founded in 2004. According to its website, "We focus on key drivers of global change, including climate change and environmental degradation; macroeconomics, poverty and development; water and natural resource scarcity; pandemics and healthcare; and demographics, migration and urbanization."

And by the way -- those carbon offsets he pays to compensate for his huge house, jet-set lifestyle, etc? They're paid to GIM -- his own business.

Gore's portfolio is loaded with investment in "green" technology and companies whose very existence hinges on global warming. If people lose faith in global warming, he loses millions.

Get the picture yet? If not, let me make it simple. Picture Chicken Little buying every hardhat he can get his hands on, and then devoting his life to running around convincing people that the sky is falling so he can sell them hardhats. That, in a nutshell, is Al Gore.

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I understand - it's really not that difficult!

I also understand - that it's a bit more challenging for some folks! lol

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Cowgal you obviously are easy to persuade, critical thinking isn't your strong suit, or you wouldn't be pro pollution in the first place.

So all the money goes to ACP? And is ACP a for profit venture? If not then where is the benefit?

If Exon Mobil had no shareholders they wouldn't be a for profit company, but they do, so they are, and the second largest industry lobying. Pharma is first.

Many people with a veiw over the horizon invest in alternative energy. Obviously it's going to be huge. It outperforms the rest of the market. Someone who studies the trends of energy usage would for sure invest in wind, solar, hydro, conservation.

Al Gore probably has some money. Family money. You don't just let money sit, I'd go short term if I were him, I'd have what he personaly needs in bonds, he's old, for his kids, and their kids, it would be the market.

There are quite a few funds that are called green, or funds with a concience. If you don't want to put money into big companies making money of the lives of Americans it would probably be good to not invest in Haliburton, or Exon Mombil, or many others. I only wish other people withheld investments from immoral companies.

Remember Gore won more votes, close to or at a million. Acted like a gentleman after the election, made jokes about himself. Also carried a rifle and served in Vietnam, unlike most Republican politicians of that age who were draft dodgers. I like Al Gore.

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What in the world are you talking about? At least try to come up with something that makes sense.

Nobody said ACP was a for profit enterprise. I said its purpose is to generate profit elsewhere. There's a difference. You claim to be a businessman and don't understand this concept?

Family money? Are you serious? Family has nothing to do with growing your net worth 10,000 percent in six years.

And you seriously don't think Gore is making money off the lives of Americans?

And I've got to laugh about the "Gore won" stuff still going on. Acted like a gentleman? Are you kidding? Selective recounts? The most embarrassing political debacle in our nation's history?

Laugh Laugh Laugh

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pangolin wrote:
Cowgal you obviously are easy to persuade, critical thinking isn't your strong suit, or you wouldn't be pro pollution in the first place.

Typical Obamabot response! Don't agree, can't debate - so you have to insult.

You really don't have a clue, do you?

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I at first was gonna respond to pangocats last post but I have decided that the only proper response is..... Laugh Laugh Laugh Laugh Laugh Laugh

I do find it discouraging that such uninformed folks such as pangocat get to actually vote.

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