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Sony Goes One Ridiculous Step Further: Threatens To Sue Twitter Over Leaked Email Screenshots

4 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

David Boies is a bigtime lawyer -- perhaps one of the most famous lawyers around. He worked on the antitrust cases against both IBM and Microsoft. He was Al Gore's lawyer over the contested 2000 election. He was even Napster's lawyer when it got sued by the RIAA. Show More Summary

Another Reason Not to Diet: Global Warming

(Steven Hayward) I’ve joked over the years that Al Gore’s expanding girth was merely his personal, one-man carbon sequestration project.  Now the problem with humor like this is that it runs the risk of coming true, and then you’re defeated as a satirist. Show More Summary

The Harmonic Convergence of Al Gore and Al Sharpton?

(Steven Hayward) I’m afraid we may have to retire Power Line’s coveted Green Weenie Award. Because after this one, it is unlikely that anyone else could ever measure up. Unless we’re being punked by The Nation, but... yeah, if The Nation actually had a sense of satire or real humor, it would indeed be the very first time. What do the events of Ferguson, Missouri, have to do with

Gore: Desire for Keystone Same as Junkies Shooting Up Veins in Toes

Thursday at the annual U.N. Climate Change Conference, former Vice President Al Gore told "Democracy Now" anchor Amy Goodman that the proposed Keystone XL pipeline is comparable to a desperate junkie using toe veins after blowing out their arm and leg veins. Show More Summary

Ronald Bailey Says Al Gore Gives Good Powerpoint

2 weeks agoNews : Reason

Former U.S. Vice-President and long-time climate campaigner Al Gore gave an impassioned powerpoint performance. The rapt audience for his Climate Reality Project presentation was composed of the negotiators, activists, and reporters at the 20 th Conference of the Parties (COP-20) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Show More Summary

REMINDER: “Extraordinary Rendition” Began Under Bill Clinton. As Al Gore said: “That’s a no-bra…

REMINDER: “Extraordinary Rendition” Began Under Bill Clinton. As Al Gore said: “That’s a no-brainer. Of course it’s a violation of international law, that’s why it’s a covert action.”

He’s Baaack! Al Gore Wins Another Green Weenie

(Steven Hayward) We take time out from the Left’s meltdown over campus rape hysteria, the implosion of The New Republic, and the implosion of the “new Democratic majority” (copyright 2008), to take brief note of... Al Gore. RememberShow More Summary

It’s a Consensus – Global Community Could Care Less About “Very Real Threat” of Global Warming

Fear-Monger Fail— The world has spoken – And nobody believes the Al Gore’s hype. A new global poll found that “Climate Change” is dead last in a list of sixteen issues people believe are important to their lives. Watt’s Up … Continue reading ?

Eventual Trillion-Dollar Market (Not Al Gore) Spurring Energy Storage Growth

By Byron Anderson Utility-scale energy storage is often discussed like it’s the flying car of renewable energy, but unlike the flying car, there is an immediate need and an eventual trillion-dollar global market to go along with it.Show More Summary

Nearly Half of All American Private-Sector Jobs Are Now Located in Right to Work States

By Stan Greer, National Right to Work Committee As recently as 2000, the year of the extremely close and contentious presidential contest between George W. Bush and Al Gore, 36.4%, or barely more than a third, of all private-sector employees in the U.S. held a job located in a Right to Work state.

Kourtney Kardashian and Kompany: 18 Celebrities Who Have Posed Nude While Knocked Up

Yesterday, via a series of Kourtney Kardashian nude photos, the Internet was nearly broken once again by a member of Reality TV's First Family. But Al Gore's creation managed to remain up and running, likely for two reasons: We had just...Show More Summary

Keeping Down With The Joneses: How You're Being Manipulated To Save The Environment

Do social psychologists hold the key to our energy-saving future? The World Wildlife Fund urges us to think about the poor polar bears and penguins whose homes are swiftly melting away. Meanwhile, documentaries—from Al Gore's classic An Inconvenient Truth to Showtime's recent Years of Living Dangerously—warn us of impending natural disasters. Show More Summary

Sirona Dental Systems, Inc. (SIRO): David Blood and Al Gore’s GIM Picks Up Stake; Should You Follow?

David Blood and Al Gore‘s Generation Investment Management has reported adding more shares to its stake in Sirona Dental Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIRO). According to a new filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Generation owns a passive stake that contains 2.96 million shares, which represent 5.1% of the company’s outstanding common stock. The position has been […]

Overnight Open Thread (29 Nov 2014)

Well for all the doom and gloom that Al Gore preached about global warming and hurricanes, the 2014 hurricane season quietly closes tomorrow making it 9 years since the U.S. was hit by a major hurricane. Related: Three consecutive.....

Why the polar bear is still a pretty good icon for global warming

As the erstwhile icon of climate change, polar bears have been a very … political subject. Conservatives love to lambaste Al Gore over his claims about drowning polar bears in his 2006 film An Inconvenient Truth. The Department of the Interior even launched an investigation into a U.S. researcher who had authored a 2006 study describing several polar bear drownings […]

Al Gore Warns China Particularly Vulnerable to Climate Change

Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore brought one of his favorite stump speeches to China this week, raising the alarm about global warming. The reception he got was suitably warm, too.

Climate Perception, Projection and Propaganda

Guest Opinion: Dr. Tim Ball A major reason why Al Gore’s deceptive use of the melting Arctic ice was so effective is because most people have little idea what the real world is like. They have no image of the Arctic Oceans, shape or size, partly because they effectively live in a two-dimensional world. That…

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