Vice-President Albert "Al" Gore Jr.
- Homepage: http://www.algore.com/
August 2007: "Former Vice President Al Gore is cofounder and Chairman of Generation Investment Management, a firm that is focused on a new approach to Sustainable Investing.
Gore is also cofounder and Chairman of Current TV, an independently owned cable and satellite television network for young people based on viewer-created content and citizen journalism. A member of the Board of Directors of Apple Computer, Inc. and a Senior Advisor to Google, Inc. Gore is also Visiting Professor at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Mr. Gore is the author of An Inconvenient Truth, a best-selling book on the threat of and solutions to global warming, and the subject of the movie of the same title, which has already become one of the top documentary films in history. In 2007, An Inconvenient Truth was awarded two Academy Awards for Best Documentary Feature and Best Original Song.
Since his earliest days in the U. S. Congress 30 years ago, Al Gore has been the leading advocate for confronting the threat of global warming. His pioneering efforts were outlined in his best-selling book Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit (1992). He led the Clinton-Gore Administration's efforts to protect the environment in a way that also strengthens the economy.
Al Gore was born on March 31, 1948, the son of former U.S. Senator Albert Gore, Sr. and Pauline Gore. Raised in Carthage, Tennessee, and Washington, D.C., he received a degree in government with honors from Harvard University in 1969. After graduation, he volunteered for enlistment in the U.S. Army and served in the Vietnam War. Upon returning from Vietnam, Al Gore became an investigative reporter with the Tennessean in Nashville, where he also attended Vanderbilt University's Divinity School and then Law School.
Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, reside in Nashville, Tennessee. They have four children- Karenna, Kristin, Sarah, and Albert III; and two grandchildren: Wyatt Gore Schiff and Anna Hunger Schiff."http://www.algore.com/about.html
May 2010: "Al Gore was criticized during the 2000 campaign for a tendency to heighten the truth, but it was innocent compared with the vile exaggeration that W. and Cheney employed to trick the country into going along with an invasion of Iraq."http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/23/opinion/23dowd.html
June 2008: "This is hardly the first time a Democratic candidate has faced such a challenge -- Al Gore lost white voters by 12 points in 2000, and John F. Kerry lost them by 17 points in 2004 -- but it is a significantly larger shortfall than Jimmy Carter or Bill Clinton encountered in their winning campaigns."http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/21/AR2008062101825.html
October 2007: 'But at times, there appears to be greenwashing even within the green community itself. Al Gore, one of the leaders of the environmental movement, has been criticized for his nongreen policies when he pushed through the North American Free Trade Agreement while serving as vice president. The agreement opened the door to some of the unfair trade practices which many green organizations are speaking out against today.'http://www.bankrate.com/brm/news/energy-environment-2007/products_not_environmental_a1.asp
October 2007: 'The Nobel Peace Prize goes to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. "for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change".'http://nobelprize.org/
September 2007: Former Vice President Al Gore set off a media storm when he kissed his wife, Tipper, after accepting his party's nomination for president in 2000. It was described as a 'can't-wait-to-get-back-to-the-hotel-room type of kiss' by Lance Morrow on Time.com.http://www.cnn.com/2007/LIVING/wayoflife/09/27/public.display/index.html
June 2007: Many of the assertions Gore makes in his movie, ''An Inconvenient Truth,'' have been refuted by science, both before and after he made them. Gore can show sincerity in his plea for scientific honesty by publicly acknowledging where science has rebutted his claims.http://www.suntimes.com/news/otherviews/450392,CST-EDT-REF30b.article
Role Name Type Last Updated Member of (past or present) Democratic Party / Democratic National Committee (DNC) Organization Nov 22, 2007 Student/Trainee (past or present) Harvard University Organization Supporter of (past or present) Possible/Unclear Save our Selves (SOS) Organization Nov 22, 2007 Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Tennessean, The (Nashville) Source Aug 22, 2007 Organization Executive (past or present) US Federal Government - Executive Branch Organization Member of (past or present) Organization Executive (past or present) US Senate Organization Student/Trainee (past or present) Vanderbilt University Organization Aug 22, 2007 Advised by (past or present) Warren M. Christopher Esq. Person Dec 12, 2008 Subordinate of (past or present) Cooperation (past or present) Friend (past or present) Possible/Unclear President William ("Bill") Jefferson Clinton Person Jul 13, 2008 Supervisor of (past or present) William B. Daley Esq. Person Jun 17, 2011 Family Member Senator Albert Arnold Gore Sr. Person Aug 22, 2007 Advised by (past or present) Philip K. Howard Esq. Person Apr 4, 2007 Advised by (past or present) Prof. Neal Katyal Esq. Person Jan 16, 2007 Colleague/Co-worker of (past or present) Senator Joseph "Joe" I. Lieberman Person Dec 23, 2005 Cooperation (past or present) Kevin Wall Person Nov 22, 2007 Advised by (past or present) Heather White Esq. Person Jan 26, 2012 Supervisor of (past or present) Joseph C. Wilson IV Person Jan 24, 2007
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: May 22, 2010 Lies as Wishes
QUOTE: “I think that lies are like wishes,” said Bella DePaulo, a psychology professor at the University of California at Santa Barbara. “So when you wish you were a certain kind of person that you know you’re not, and maybe you’re not willing to do what it would take to become that person or can’t go back, then it becomes very tempting to lie.”
New York Times Oct 19, 2009 Which Side Is Government On? Millions of contract workers whose salaries are ultimately paid by government live in poverty. Uncle Sam should demand high standards, not pay as little as possible.
QUOTE: In 2007 the Labor Department found in 80 percent of its SCA [Service Contract Act]investigations that employers [contracted by the federal government] underpaid wages or benefits or both. And wages are so low in many service jobs, especially where few workers belong to unions, that prevailing wages are often only sub-poverty wages.
American Prospect Aug 16, 2009 Oil Group's 'Citizen' Rally Memo Stirs Debate: Firms Asked to Recruit Employees, Retirees (Green)
QUOTE: A petroleum industry trade group is asking oil companies to recruit employees and retirees to attend rallies attacking climate-change legislation, an approach to grass-roots politics that resembles strategies used recently by some opponents of health-care reform.
Washington Post Jun 14, 2009 A World of Risk for a New Brand of Journalist
QUOTE: One of the risks of this kind of improvised, headlong journalism [by start-up news organizations--Ed.] is that reporters lack the backing of large established news organizations that might have the experience and leverage to deal with foreign governments. While Ms. Ling and Ms. Lee, full-time employees of Current, have the backing of Al Gore, who is a founder of the network, they lack the support system that their colleagues at CNN and the British Broadcasting Corporation enjoy.
New York Times Oct 19, 2008 Many Holes in Disclosure of Nominees’ Health
QUOTE: Fifteen days before the election, serious gaps remain in the public’s knowledge about the health of the presidential and vice-presidential nominees. The limited information provided by the candidates is a striking departure from recent campaigns, in which many candidates and their doctors were more forthcoming.
New York Times Sep 11, 2008 ‘Jim Crawford’ Republicans: The GOP is working to keep eligible African-Americans from voting in several states.
QUOTE: It was a mainstay of Jim Crow segregation: for 100 years after the Civil War, Southern white Democrats kept eligible blacks from voting with poll taxes, literacy tests and property requirements...Now, with the help of a 2008 Supreme Court decision, Crawford vs. Marion County (Indiana) Election Board, white Republicans in some areas will keep eligible blacks from voting by requiring driver's licenses.
Newsweek Oct 04, 2007 Products hyped as 'green' often are not
QUOTE: Natural and "green" products abound -- but with so much green advertising, it's sometimes hard to tell what's for real and who is trying to pull the recycled wool over the eyes of consumers.
Bankrate.com Sep 27, 2007 Public affection: How much is too much?
QUOTE: Though Gere's behavior was tame by American standards, it was deemed obscene in India, where such public displays of affection (also known as PDA) are frowned upon....Marguerite Salmon, a licensed marriage and family therapist in San Francisco, outlines a three-step plan for being in a relationship with someone whose sensitivity to PDA is not in sync with yours.
CNN (Cable News Network) Jul 09, 2007 How Green Was Live Earth, Anyway? The environment was the message at the Live Earth concert in New Jersey. But how eco-friendly was the show?
QUOTE: all of the activity was supposed to be in service of building global awareness of climate change and what to do about it. Just how Green was Live Earth, really?
Newsweek Jul 02, 2007 Florida election mayhem for 2008: How the home of hanging chads, Katherine Harris and butterfly ballots is shaking up the Democratic primary.
QUOTE: The biggest political event over the past three months in the Democratic presidential race .... came May 21 when Florida Republican Gov. Charlie Crist signed legislation moving the Sunshine State's presidential primary to next Jan. 29. ... Six weeks later, it is slowly becoming apparent that Florida destroyed the last vestiges of sanity in the 2008 presidential calendar by moving its primary.
Salon Jun 30, 2007 Alarmist global warming claims melt under scientific scrutiny
QUOTE: Many of the assertions [Al] Gore makes in his movie, ''An Inconvenient Truth,'' have been refuted by science, both before and after he made them. Gore can show sincerity in his plea for scientific honesty by publicly acknowledging where science has rebutted his claims.
Chicago Sun-Times Jun 27, 2007 This Is Your Brain On Politics
QUOTE: Ever wonder why fear-mongering seems to work so well at the polls—while appeals to reason often leave the electorate cold? A new book applies neuroscience to politics to figure out why the Democrats struggle to push the buttons in voters’ brains.
Newsweek Jun 21, 2007 Cheney Power Grab: Says White House Rules Don’t Apply to Him
QUOTE: Vice President Dick Cheney has asserted his office is not a part of the executive branch of the U.S. government, and therefore not bound by a presidential order governing the protection of classified information by government agencies, according to a new letter from Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., to Cheney.
ABC News Sep 20, 2006 Judges Alter Rules for Sponsored Trips
QUOTE: The federal judiciary moved to defuse congressional concerns over judicial ethics yesterday, announcing that judges may not accept expense-paid trips to privately funded seminars unless the sponsors first disclose their donors.
Washington Post Aug 19, 2006 In Nashville, Sounds of Political Uprising From the Left
QUOTE: Country music, the genre of lonely hearts and highways, lost jobs and blue-collar woes, has become a cultural battleground. Conservatism is widely seen as having the upper hand, a red-state answer to left-leaning Hollywood. Democrats on Music Row, the country music capital here, have grown frustrated with that reputation.
New York Times Aug 17, 2006 Eye on Election, Democrats Run as Wal-Mart Foe
QUOTE: The focus on Wal-Mart is part of a broader strategy of addressing what Democrats say is general economic anxiety and a growing sense that economic gains of recent years have not benefited the middle class or the working poor.
New York Times Aug 15, 2006 Has Bush v. Gore Become the Case That Must Not Be Named?
QUOTE: The Supreme Court’s highly partisan resolution of the 2000 election was a severe blow to American democracy, and to the court’s own standing. The courts could start to undo the damage by deciding that, rather than disappearing down the memory hole, Bush v. Gore will stand for the principle that elections need to be as fair as we can possibly make them.
New York Times Jun 02, 2006 In 'docu-ganda' films, balance is not the objective
QUOTE: The days when "documentary" reliably meant "inform the audience" - rather than "influence the audience" - are no more. The makers of such films...feel little or no obligation to heed documentary-film traditions like point-by-point rebuttal or formal reality checks.
Christian Science Monitor Oct 31, 2005 Greetings from Idiot America
QUOTE: The rise of Idiot America is essentially a war on expertise. It's not so much antimodernism or the distrust of intellectual elites that Richard Hofstadter deftly teased out of the national DNA forty years ago. Both of those things are part of it. However, the rise of Idiot America today represents -- for profit mainly, but also, and more cynically, for political advantage and in the pursuit of power -- the breakdown of a consensus that the pursuit of knowledge is a good. It also represents the ascendancy of the notion that the people whom we should trust the least are the people who best know what they're talking about. In the new media age, everybody is a historian, or a preacher, or a scientist, or a sage. And if everyone is an expert, then nobody is, and the worst thing you can be in a society where everybody is an expert is, well, an actual expert.
Esquire Aug 19, 2005 What They Did Last Fall
QUOTE: Two different news media consortiums... found that a full manual recount would have given the election to Mr. Gore... the whitewash of what happened in Florida in 2000 showed that election-tampering carries no penalty...
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