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Old 12-10-2007, 09:07   #1
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Al Gore wins Nobel Peace Prize

The smug Luddites have won...it is time for me to push-off now for sure!

OSLO, Norway - Former Vice President Al Gore and the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Friday for their efforts to spread awareness of man-made climate change and lay the foundations for counteracting it.
"I am deeply honored to receive the Nobel Peace Prize," Gore said in a statement. "We face a true planetary emergency. The climate crisis is not a political issue, it is a moral and spiritual challenge to all of humanity."
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The Luddites* were a group of workers in 19th century (1811) Britain who smashed labor-saving textile machinery (wide-framed looms) in protest over declining wages and lost jobs.

* Named for the apocryphal Ned Ludd
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Folks, this is a boating Forum. Please keep political comments out of the place. Thanks.
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