Al Gore Declares America's Democratic System Has Been 'Hacked' To Stanford Crowd
Former Vice President Al Gore said Tuesday in Palo Alto that America's democratic system has been "hacked" and if the country wants to resolve the "climate crisis" it has to first reform its political process.
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#1 Apr 25, 2013
“The more solar and wind we use, the cheaper it gets. The more coal and oil we use, the more expensive it gets.” [Al Gore]
#3 Apr 25, 2013
Always wondered why big al doesn't use solar and wind at his house? Guess it would mess up the landscaping.
#4 Apr 25, 2013
Here is that fascist clown talking about geo-thermal energy to Conan O'Brien. The stupid knucklehead thinks that the interior of the earth has a temperature of several million degrees.
#5 Apr 26, 2013
Hey. He stole that line from me..
#6 Apr 26, 2013
1:Powerful and Continuing Nationalism
2:Disdain for the Recognition of Human Rights
--- see guantanamo and habeus corpus being struck down.
3:Id of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause
--- Currently Arabs/Islam, Was communism and some still
... stick to their old favorites.
4:Supremacy of the Military:
--- check, More military spending and focus than the rest
... of the world
--- pass on this. Some truth but ambiguous.
6:Controlled Mass Media
--- check. The media reports the government'pravda'. It
... essentiall never reports the facts as seen from the
... perspective of dissidents. The same right wing elite
... that own the government also own the media.
7:Obsession with National Security
--- and thus it creates enemies where none existed
8: Religion and Government are Intertwined
--- The separation of church and state has never been
... weaker. In fact, the right wing specifically try
... to claim Gods mandate.
9: Corporate Power is Protected
--- in fact, corporate power has been extended to
... all the rights of a citizen including unlimited
... political funding/lobbying/manipulation
10:Labor Power is Suppressed
--- thus the unending insults to those without money
... or power (i.e welfare ) even if they are hard
... working salaried employees struggling to make
... ends meet. If they get ahead by owning a house,
... encouraged by the government, the resulting
...'housing bubble' is blamed on their ambition!
... ONLY those with endless resources are blameless..
... even if their greed and recklessness CAUSED the
11:Disdain for Intellectuals and the Arts
--- Thus the decline in STATE level university and
... schools as noted. Why worry about educating the
... masses when the elite can go to well funded
... private schools?
12:Obsession with Crime and Punishment
--- is it a coincidence that something like 3.2% of
... the US adult populaiton is in jail or on probation?
13: Rampant Cronyism and Corruption
--- Back rooms deals are the life blood of the US
... political system and the 'old boys net' ensures
... that cronyism is hidden behind the public facade
14: Fraudulent Elections
--- By international standards, the U.S. election are
... something of a joke, not binding, and rife with
... gerrymandering, counting fraud, and graveyard votes.
... With 'video voting' and no oversight, it is now
... possible to completely create a false vote.
... and yet nothing is done to ensure fair elections still.
I think that it is obvious that the USA has become a fascism. It was nearly a fascism in 1949 when it was the leading supporter of Hitlers rise to power and the military buildup of Germany. It is now a similar proponent of the sister fascism of Israel.
Some may reject the post here from a knee jerk nationalism. Just as expected by rule #1. But some may look beneath the surface to see that the rise of lobbying and cold war military spending contracts have given rise to a political system essentially controlled by corporate sponsors. i.e. "Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power." - Benito Mussolini
#7 Apr 26, 2013
Al Bore needs to put on some tights and join the World Wrestling Federation. Get in the ring and exercise some of that rage !
#8 Apr 26, 2013
I do not use solar or wind energy at my home, too costly.
#11 Apr 28, 2013
Quite probable in terms that West Virginia is coal country. However, if you priced coal with the true COST, not only in lives but in money, the equation changes.
In any event, it is coming even to WV. Grid power increases in price by about 2% per year, while solar power costs decrease about 7% per year. They are bound to meet.
#12 Apr 28, 2013
Correction: It was nearly a fascism in 1939 (and before) not 1949
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