Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.
One of Gore’s major problems in having anyone take him seriously is his fetish with so-called man-made carbon induced climate change.
Short on real science. while long on political science, this snake oil salesman has shown he will do any thing as in selling carbon offsets on his own carbon offset exchange.
Gore buys his carbon off-sets from himself–the Generation Investment Management LLP, “an independent, private, owner-managed partnership established in 2004 with offices in London and Washington, D.C.” of which he is both chairman and founding partner.
Note even if this wasn’t pure fantasy, the purchase of carbon offsets would accomplish absolutely nothing.
Patrón saint: Al Gore. (Image credit: via @daylife)
Don’t you just love all the stuff that comes out when a hot tech company declares it’s going public? I’m thinking in particular about a tidbit from Nick Bilton’s piece in the Times magazine about the intrigue and betrayals in Twitter’s early years. (The piece is an excerpt from Bilton’s forthcoming book about the company, “Hatching Twitter.”)
Around the beginning of 2009, as Twitter was gathering momentum, cofounders Ev Williams and Biz Stone were “regularly turning down overtures to buy the company,” reports Bilton. Among those making the overtures was former Vice President Al Gore, who “pitched Williams and Stone one night over copious amounts of wine and Patron tequila at his St. Regis suite in San Francisco.”
On whose behalf was Gore pouring all that wine and tequila that night? It could have been one of several parties, given the dense web of tech-industry allegiances Gore has woven for himself since entering the private sector in 2001.
At the time of his approach, Gore was a member of Apple’s AAPL +0.43% board of directors, as he still is. He was also a senior advisor to Google GOOG +1.13%, assuming it took place before August 2009, when he has said he “pulled back” to avoid conflicts of interest, following the lead of Google’s then-CEO, Eric Schmidt, who stepped down from Apple’s board then.
Speaking of conflicts, Apple has reportedly tried to buy part or all of Twitter several times over the years. In early 2009, it was said to be closing in on a deal to get it for $700 million, although that was never confirmed beyond the level of rumor. Google has also made one or more runs at acquiring Twitter, including one in spring 2009, according to Ken Auletta.
Entire article below.