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No matter the level of foolishness we tolerate from our leaders, politicians, and celebrities as Americans, one action we don't accept among public figures is hypocrisy.
As the Copenhagen summit gets underway, American plebeians have suffered the admonitions from people such as Al Gore who proposes a plan that could finally sound the death knell for our economy. The green suggestion from Sheryl Crowe to use one single square of toilet paper is certainly for ward-looking, and all from celebrities that produce a carbon footprint 100 times over what the average western citizen ever produces!
John Travolta has the gall to lecture British citizens on being "green" as he flys to Britain on one of his 5 jets. It's a hobby, you know. The Times also reports on Gore : "At the end of the film An Inconvenient Truth, the unbearably earnest former presidential candidate Al Gore asked his audience: “Are you ready to change the way you live?” His own huge Nashville mansion consumed over 20 times the electricity of an average American home."
The examples of non-green living are numerous and easy to list from Sheryl Crowes numerous bio-diesel tour buses to the $12,000 electric scooter lugged in to the Hollywood Green Conference on a diesel truck.
What about the green jobs? Who is going to produce them and finance them? Its hard to wait on an answer when you have been laid-off from your non-green,old carbon filled job. As the NowPublic says, these countries gathered at Copenhagen will be looking to the green west for their green dollars...those sinful, carbon-footed, American taxpayers.