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Environmentalists from Minnesota, seven other states unfurl ban...

There are 24 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jul 9, 2009, titled Environmentalists from Minnesota, seven other states unfurl ban.... In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Environmentalists using park service rock anchors scaled Mount Rushmore on Wednesday and unfurled a banner along President Abraham Lincoln's face challenging America's leaders to stop global warming.

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concerned

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Jul 9, 2009
I heard that the interstate was closed for several hours because of a truck carrying a large hunk of coal was moving towards mt rushmore

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#3 Jul 9, 2009
These are terrorists. Shoot them now.
Crazy Horse

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Jul 9, 2009
The Native Americans considered Mount Rushmore a desecration.

“I'm not crying... Winning!”

Since: Oct 08

Twin Cities, USA

#5 Jul 9, 2009
Don't these people have jobs? Lives?!?
Um yeah

United States

#6 Jul 9, 2009
Crazy Horse wrote:
The Native Americans considered Mount Rushmore a desecration.
Isn't a statue of Crazy Horse (that's bigger that Mt. Rushmore) being carved out of a mountain too?
Win Twins

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Jul 9, 2009
Um yeah wrote:
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Isn't a statue of Crazy Horse (that's bigger that Mt. Rushmore) being carved out of a mountain too?
Yeah and they are so stubborn that they will not take government money so they have to raise it all on their own and it is taking Y E A R S to complete. I wouldn't waste my time going there. Did it once and you sat on old metal folding chairs watching a filmstrip of the story behind it. Ironically the filmstrip and visual part of the show was one slide off so you saw the slide AFTER they talked about it rather than during. Lame.
Crazy Horse

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Jul 9, 2009
Win Twins wrote:
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Yeah and they are so stubborn that they will not take government money so they have to raise it all on their own and it is taking Y E A R S to complete. I wouldn't waste my time going there. Did it once and you sat on old metal folding chairs watching a filmstrip of the story behind it. Ironically the filmstrip and visual part of the show was one slide off so you saw the slide AFTER they talked about it rather than during. Lame.
Crazy Horse is a much bigger undertaking than Rushmore. All four Rushmore faces would fit on his outstretched arm, and it is private concern to keep the government out of it. It also a 360 degree carving, not just features carved on a wall.
Crazy Horse

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Jul 9, 2009
Um yeah wrote:
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Isn't a statue of Crazy Horse (that's bigger that Mt. Rushmore) being carved out of a mountain too?
Yes, it was a "nod" to the natives to atone for Mount Rushmore.
Mornin Mama

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Jul 9, 2009
Global warming has stopped.

The planet is cooling ask NASA and the U of W Milwaukee which both have studies showing the planet is cooling and will be for the next 20 years.

good grief
IM Cold

Minneapolis, MN

#11 Jul 9, 2009
I am really glad that "Global Warming" has been stopped and we have been cooling back down for the last ten to fifteen years. Last night (7/8) I attended my grandson's soccer game and when the sun went beind the clouds, the wind was actually cool enough to cause you to need a sweatshirt. A month ago (6/10) I went through Dickenson North Dakota and they had just had five inches of snow on June 6th. It is over, we are cooling off. Now could someone tell these nutjobs who can't seem to read a thermometer or the daily weather report what is really going on in respect to the temperature. Or do they really know and want every one to be as broke and miserable as they are.
Bob the Bilderberg

Minneapolis, MN

#12 Jul 9, 2009

Since: Jul 08

Brooklyn Park

#13 Jul 9, 2009
Mrs R wrote:
They should have just pushed these narcissistic a holes over the edge.
Mrs R, I am surprised! You are always coming out swingin' for the conservation crowd. You seem conflicted.
Owl Gore

Monroe, LA

#14 Jul 9, 2009
Public Cares About the Economy,

Not Global Warming

http://www.usnews.com/blogs/washington-whispe...



He admits that "it's counterintuitive," but Gallup Poll Editor Frank Newport says he sees no evidence that Al Gore's campaign against global warming is winning. "It's just not caught on," says Newport. "They have failed." Or, more bluntly: "Any measure that we look at shows Al Gore's losing at the moment. The public is just not that concerned." What the public is worried about: the economy. Newport says the economy trumps the environment right now, a strong indicator that President Obama's bid to put a cap-and-trade pollution regime into operation isn't likely to be politically popular.

That's not to say people aren't passionate about the issue. But it's the direction of their passion that will disappoint Gore. Newport says that some 41 percent believe global warming claims are exaggerated, and "that's the highest we've seen." Ask people to name their biggest concerns, and just 1 percent to 2 percent cite the environment. "The environment doesn't show up at all," says Newport.

"It's Al Gore's greatest frustration," says Newport. "We seem less concerned than more about global warming over the years.... Despite the movies and publicity and all that, we're just not seeing it take off with the American public. And that was occurring even before the latest economic recession."

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Algore is winning! The evidence shows the public is doing its best to live just like he does.

Since: Jul 08

Brooklyn Park

#15 Jul 9, 2009
Algore is winning! The evidence shows the public is doing its best to live just like he does.

Yeah, but you have to remember, he's had the wealth lobotomy.
Owl Gore

Monroe, LA

#16 Jul 9, 2009
Obama Administration Trying To Rename Cap And Trade

http://www.businessinsider.com/obama-administ...

How does the "The Clean Energy Divide" sound to you?

The Obama administration is exploring alternative names for cap and trade legislation.

People don't really know what cap and trade means, but they don't like it. So a new name is being concocted to gather support for the legislation.

It doesn't look like the names "carbon tax" or "regressive tax" are in the mix, though. How does "clean energy divide" grab you?

WSJ: Seeking to bolster public support for climate legislation, the Obama administration is consulting pollsters who advocate avoiding phrases such as "cap-and-trade" and "global warming." On Monday, the White House Council on Environmental Quality was scheduled to meet with Robert Perkowitz, president of ecoAmerica, a Washington-based nonprofit that uses "psychographic research" to "shift personal and civic choices of environmentally agnostic Americans," according to its Web site.

"We're trying to give them phrases that work," Mr. Perkowitz said in an interview. He said that in a survey of some 2,000 Americans conducted by his group in March and April, less than half of the respondents said they would support a "cap-and-trade" policy, and that only 24% said they knew what the phrase means. "If you call it 'clean energy dividend'...almost anything other than 'cap and trade,' you'll get people responding a lot more favorably," he said.

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I like the “Algore Peace,Prosperity and Cuddly Polar Bear Act of 2009” or maybe “Hope and Change Decree #6”...

SunShine

Minneapolis, MN

#17 Jul 9, 2009
Couple of mortar rounds, put what's left up Lincoln's nose.
Commonsense Man

Minneapolis, MN

#18 Jul 9, 2009
Yeah, once again make Minnesota Proud! You morons, did Al Franken endorse your actions? You all should be deported to China to live and work.
Commonsense Man

Minneapolis, MN

#19 Jul 9, 2009
Dick In Dixie wrote:
Don't these people have jobs? Lives?!?
No, they are "activists"...sound familiar?
Xanadu

Minneapolis, MN

#20 Jul 9, 2009
Spoiled, self absorbed, deluded, products of our higher education system.
MN Observer

Saint Paul, MN

#21 Jul 9, 2009
These people should be charged to the full extent of the law and then banned from national parks and monuments for life.

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