Sunday, October 14, 2007

The Nobel Peace Prize

The republicans/conservatives are not dealing well with Al Gore's win. Come on, the guy has done lots of good stuff regarding climate change. He has helped bring the issue to the forefront. He seems committed to leading the charge for change.

Check out the reaction from this woman...she is clueless. She states that no one knows the names of any of the past winners except Jimmy Carter and Yasser Arafat. Is she familiar with Desmond Tutu, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Theresa, Aung San Suu Kyi, The Dalai Lama and Elie Wiesel? The republicans have spent years dismantling the educational system in the U.S., this is a product of their efforts.

**Only 463 days until Bush returns to his ranch!


Brian said...

Oh, I know that guy. He produced a documentary called "an inconvenient truth" to inspire people to protect our environment and won the Oscar. But contradictorily, he was criticized for his extremely expensive utility bill of his house in Tennesse. According to news, it consumed around 191,000 KWH of power last year, which was 12 times more than that people in Tennesse consumed on average, and it cost 30 thousand US dollars. 30 thousand US dollars? It's nearly as much as my annual salary, haha. I don't know why he could consume that much power but I think he probably forgot about the details of saving power for his house when he foucused on other important issues.

David said...

Like my mother always says, "Do as I say, not as I do."

His power bill was actually closer to US$15,000, still too high.

He has since had solar panels installed and participates in a "green power" program.

Victor said...

Have a look at this.

Bourgeois Nievete said...

{Please feel free to copy and distribute and mail to Al Gore and Jimmy Carter}

Dear Albert Gore,
Congratulations on being awarded such a high honor!

Can you now, as your first order of business, join with President Carter and call on the other Nobel laureates to gather together in Burma and demand en mass to meet with fellow laureate Aung San Suu Kyi?

You must be prepared to remain in Burma until she is released from house arrest, the monks are released from prison, the people are free to assemble and Democracy is restored.

This is a situation which surely requires direct and timely action from the Nobel Peace Prize community.
We must be able to respond faster than this or we will forever be on the defensive against such oppression.

You guys have the world watching and need to strike now.
I know that you must have each others telephone numbers.

Aside from her years under house arrest and in prison, as a fellow Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi is under intense pressure by the brutal junta to meet with them under their conditions, and therefore legitimize their massacre of the people and monks.
The junta continues to spin and deny this heinous assault on human rights with rallies, propaganda and expensive PR.

What is the point of having the Peace Prize if you can't come to the aid of a fellow laureate who is imprisoned for being democratically elected?

If this illegal junta can get away with this then why can't any other regime imprison any one of you any time and place they want for however long they want, as evidenced with Aung San Suu Kyi?
If you don't believe me then go and ask Than Shwe and the other generals raping the land and people of Burama.
Demand a meeting with your fellow Nobel Laureate. Now.

Please gather together all of you Nobel Laureates and go to Burma and visit Aung San Suu Kyi,
demand justice for the people there, before we have to demand justice for all of you over here.

I don't mean to sound flippant but if you guy's can't stand up to this now, then we are all lost...Foxtrot Uniform Bravo Alpha Romeo!

Thank you again for your hard work,
om mani padme hum,
écrasez l'infâme