For once I have to say Facebook has done something right. The big pharmaceuticals are afraid of the truth. Most of their drugs poison people. They harm countless patients. They do not want to hear that many of the illnesses their medications supposedly control or cure can be controlled by acupuncture and/or herbs. Traditional Chinese Medicine has thousands of years of experience and success that challenges the poor record of the drug companies. If the truth came out, the big pharmas would lose billions in profits. They are frightened of TCM and continue to try to prevent this news from becoming mainstream while attempting to get their bedfellow, the FDA, to make it more difficult for practitioners to use herbs that have proven to work over and over. Of course the drug companies would close down their Facebook comment feature. "They can't handle the truth." Kudos to Facebook.
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Climate change and global warming/cooling have been around since the "beginning". Any student knows that, if they received a credible education. If they missed out on a proper education I would suggest they return to the classroom and study a bit more diligently next time. But I fear that will not be possible in most cases because our education system is in such a shambles. Eventually there will not be enough teachers to teach because of the poor education our children are now receiving. Few of them will qualify to enter university and even fewer will become educators. That does not bode well for our country's future.
"Some of the exact same people -- by name, I can go down a list of their names -- are involved in this," Gore said Thursday at an Aspen Institute forum in Aspen, Colo. "And so what do they do? They pay pseudo-scientists to pretend to be scientists to put out the message: 'This climate thing, it's nonsense. Man-made CO2 doesn't trap heat. It's not -- It may be volcanoes.' Bullshit! 'It may be sun spots.' Bullshit! 'It's not getting warmer.' Bullshit!"
He continued: "There are about 10 other memes that are out there, and when you go and talk to any audience about climate, you hear them washing back at you the same crap, over and over and over again. They have polluted this shit. There is no longer shared reality on an issue like climate, even though the very existence of our civilization is threatened."
Both news organizations have posted partial audio of Gore's remarks, and a third, AspenJournalism.org, has put up a full recording.
However, the Aspen Institute said Monday it does not plan to make a full recording or transcript available.
Climate 'no longer acceptable in mixed company'
Gore "was at another conference and came over to speak to our group at late notice (at the request of a friend)," said Charlie Firestone, executive director of the Aspen Institute's Communications and Society Program. "He was not a regular participant, so did not know, as the others did, that the conference was being streamed. ... We are according our normal rule of 'not for attribution.'"
Gore spent more than an hour addressing the institute's Forum on Communications and Society, Firestone said, "covering topics of the history of communication, neurobiology and civic discourse."
But it was the former vice president-turned-environmental activist's comments on climate skeptics that drew news coverage -- and subsequently lit up the conservative blogosphere this weekend.
"It's no longer acceptable in mixed company, meaning bipartisan company, to use the goddamned word 'climate,'" Gore said. "It's not acceptable. They have polluted this to the point where we cannot possibly come to an agreement on it because of this organized activity."
The same tactics used by climate skeptics and the tobacco industry were also deployed during the recent debt-ceiling debate, Gore added.
"During the debt-ceiling debate, Crossroads and Americans for Prosperity and a collection of smaller groups did exactly the same thing," Gore said. "Unnoticed in Washington and New York, as the debt-ceiling debate was going on, the ratio of television advertisements was 9-to-1 -- 9-to-1! -- on the 'Don't-lift-the-debt-ceiling' debate. 'Spending is the problem. We have to shrink government.' And now we're going to tip the country back into recession. It's absolutely insane."
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Mr. Gore is correct and states it well. Climate skeptics do not believe in any science except that an ostrich sticks its head in the sand. It is amazing that so many bird brains are content to vote for "Struthio camelus" and allow them run the country into the ground. But it has been said "birds of a feather flock together". "GOP" now makes sense to me. (There are so many more analogies that can be made but my time is short.)