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« on: January 13, 2007, 09:42:56 PM »

and you're gonna LOVE one of the reasons why.

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Gore's 'Truth' restricted at schools

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FEDERAL WAY - The school board in this suburb south of Seattle has restricted showings of Al Gore's movie on global warming, including requiring that it be balanced with an adequate opposing viewpoint.

 The board also required Superintendent Tom Murphy to approve when the former vice president's film, "An Inconvenient Truth," can be presented.

The decision was sparked by complaints from parents who said their child was taking the film as fact after viewing it at school.

"Condoms don't belong in school, and neither does Al Gore. He's not a schoolteacher," said Frosty Hardison, a parent of seven who doesn't want the film shown at all.

"The information that's being presented is a very cockeyed view of what the truth is," Hardison told the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. "The Bible says that in the end times everything will burn up, but that perspective isn't in the DVD."


Board President Ed Barney told The News Tribune of Tacoma on Wednesday that he'd received about a half-dozen complaints from parents.

"We have to ensure that our schools are not being used to politically indoctrinate anyone," said board member Dave Larson, who with Barney and board member Charlie Hoff voted Tuesday for the requirements.

None has seen the movie. District policy, however, requires that an opposing view be aired whenever a controversial issue is examined in school.

"I am shocked that a school district would come to this decision," the movie's co-producer, Laurie David, said in a prepared statement. "There is no opposing view to science, which is fact, and the facts are clear that global warming is here, now."

Gore's documentary has received approval from some of the nation's top climate scientists for its accuracy.

In it, he presents scientists' findings on the catastrophic dangers of climate change.

Federal researchers with the National Academy of Sciences have said the planet's temperature has climbed to levels not seen in thousands of years, and has begun to affect plants and animals.

But Larson offered two opposing articles, including one by author John Stossel that said many scientists discredit global warming predictions. He also cited NASA and NOAA Web sites referring to debate and disagreement over climate change.

The film also has been denied a showing at Tacoma's Remann Hall, a high school for juvenile offenders, where Principal Rue Palmer denied a teacher's request.

The film hasn't been approved by the Tacoma district's curriculum committee. The school also focuses on core subjects and doesn't generally show films, explained Patti Holmgren, Tacoma School District spokeswoman.

The National Science Teachers Association turned down an offer from the film's producers for 50,000 free DVDs for classroom use. The association said it didn't want to be seen as politically endorsing the film or open itself to requests from other special interests.

PRICELESS!!!! So Al Gore, an expert on Global Warming, and the leading advocate for planetary change, makes a movie, based SOLELY on facts and data that some of the worlds most eminent scientists have documented and compiled, and some Bible thumper wants it banned, simply because Gore doesn't mention the biblical "end of the world"? eek eek eek And that is supposed to make sense? Since when does scientific data need to be presented alongside biblical gobblygook, when talking a scientific issue? And turning to JOHN STOSSEL, the ABC 20/20 news correspondent?????? Yeah, because HE knows a lot more than Gore and 100 of the globes best climatologists. This is sickening, and as someone who STRONGLY supports a heavy increase in the emphasis on science in our schools, it is troubling to me that the ultra-religious, fundy-types, are able to dictate what is shown. These people are frightening.
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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2007, 09:49:44 PM »

Welcome to today's sick sad little politically correct world.  *Sigh*
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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2007, 09:52:25 PM »

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"Condoms don't belong in school, and neither does Al Gore. He's not a schoolteacher," said Frosty Hardison, a parent of seven who doesn't want the film shown at all.

The parent's name is Frosty... Is that a male or female name? Either way, what does someone named Frosty know about anything in politics slywink
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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2007, 10:32:10 PM »

Actually, "Global Warming" is not a theory, it's an observation.  There hasn't been any doubt regarding that observation, no matter what the Exxon-sponsored pundits claim.  Global Warming IS happening: just ask the ice at the north and south poles.
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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2007, 10:38:42 PM »

Quote from: unbreakable on January 13, 2007, 10:32:10 PM

Actually, "Global Warming" is not a theory, it's an observation.  There hasn't been any doubt regarding that observation, no matter what the Exxon-sponsored pundits claim.  Global Warming IS happening: just ask the ice at the north and south poles.

Will you fund my trip there Unbreakable?  (I really want to go there just to see the landscape...it looks amazing).
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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2007, 10:43:13 PM »

Great movie, filled with some fantastic data.
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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2007, 10:48:42 PM »

I guess I missed the release...just looked it up and it was released. Tongue
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« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2007, 11:34:02 PM »

Not seen the movie but would like to.  Frosty needs to consider that global warming could be the means by which the earth 'burns up'.

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« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2007, 11:36:25 PM »

Quote from: ROTC1983 on January 13, 2007, 10:38:42 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on January 13, 2007, 10:32:10 PM

Actually, "Global Warming" is not a theory, it's an observation.  There hasn't been any doubt regarding that observation, no matter what the Exxon-sponsored pundits claim.  Global Warming IS happening: just ask the ice at the north and south poles.

Will you fund my trip there Unbreakable?  (I really want to go there just to see the landscape...it looks amazing).

Better see it soon, it's all going bye-bye.
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« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2007, 11:39:38 PM »

Quote from: ATB on January 13, 2007, 11:34:02 PM

Not seen the movie but would like to.  Frosty needs to consider that global warming could be the means by which the earth 'burns up'.



You know what ATB, thats an EXCELLENT point. You should have been there to say that, it would have been great.
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« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2007, 11:40:38 PM »

Frosty is gonna melt because of global warming!  crybaby
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« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2007, 12:43:17 AM »

Quote from: jblank on January 13, 2007, 11:39:38 PM

Quote from: ATB on January 13, 2007, 11:34:02 PM

Not seen the movie but would like to.  Frosty needs to consider that global warming could be the means by which the earth 'burns up'.



You know what ATB, thats an EXCELLENT point. You should have been there to say that, it would have been great.

But wouldn't he want the end times to come? He probably hopes the world does burn up within his lifetime.
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« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2007, 01:13:43 AM »

It's rediculous how global warming is killing our planet at an expediated rate.  And no one seems to care.  It's sad.  Some of the things Al Gore points out are downright scary.
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« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2007, 01:53:43 AM »

Denial is the best medicine?
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« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2007, 05:16:18 AM »

But the Earth is less than 10,000 years old....  Jesus I cant stand people that think that way.  Religion has caused more harm that anything in this world.  Can it go away now?
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« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2007, 06:44:38 AM »

The scariest thing is that there are people voted into office that believe that within the next few years to the next century, Jesus is going to come down and whisk everyone away to heaven and end the world.

You simply can not trust these people to make good decisions for the long term future of the U.S., or any country in the world.

And then there's all the other people who abuse power anyway just to further their goals.
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« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2007, 04:40:23 PM »

Quote from: Kobra on January 13, 2007, 10:43:13 PM

Great movie, filled with some fantastic data.

God!  I hate agreeing with Kobra, and it seems I've been doing it an awful lot lately.  It was a terrifying movie.  Al Gore is surprisingly entertaining and easy to watch.  Global warming is an inescapable fact, as is the conclusion that it is caused by humans.  There is no credible scientific opposition.

Luckily it can be reversed by more cowbell.
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« Reply #17 on: January 15, 2007, 04:47:45 PM »

Quote from: ROTC1983 on January 13, 2007, 09:49:44 PM

Welcome to today's sick sad little politically correct world.  *Sigh*

And you know, I'm fucking sick and tired of being all politically correct. In this crazy lawsuit happy world we live in now, the freedom of speech is going by the wayside.
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