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 Post subject: A fool and his money
PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 12:42 pm 
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I suppose there is no fool like a rich fool, a description which surely must apply to Californian billionaire Vinod Khosla. He has just employed ex-prime minister Tony Blair to give strategic advice to Khosla Ventures, a venture capital firm that invests in companies pursuing green technologies.

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 Post subject: Re: A fool and his money
PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 1:10 pm 
The man is paying Blair for introductions to Blair's 'friends' who still hold the leavers of power. The man thinks he can gain a financial advantage using Blair's connections. Blair whores himself to the highest bidder. Sarah Ferguson was doing the same thing when she got stung by the News of the World. I have more respect for her than for him, but it is apparently ok for Blair to whore himself. A girl has to make a living anyway she can.


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 Post subject: Re: A fool and his money
PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 4:10 pm 
You gotto hand it to our Tony. He sure fooled a lotta of people in Britain - not once but three times. Now he is raking it in America.


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 Post subject: Re: A fool and his money
PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 9:11 pm 

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Maybe he figures Blair will be good bait for suckers to invest with him. Also under under crony capitalism political connections are important.
I am NOT saying most are not complete jackasses.

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 Post subject: Re: A fool and his money
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Last line- most politicians.
Sorry for sloppiness.

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 Post subject: Re: A fool and his money
PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 10:39 pm 
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Not a coincidence that it is an Indian-born US-Billionaire.

Tony Blair awarded Fenner Brockway medal for contribution to UK-India relations
Friday, Jul 03, 2009 in Office of Tony Blair

I visited the site, so you don't have to

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Tony Blair's key achievements in strengthening the UK India relationship include:

• Signing the New Dehli Declaration in Jan 2002 which marked the new, mature relationship between the two countries. A relationship not shaped by sentiment or a shared past but forged in the hard realities of the modern world.

• Visiting India and Pakistan at a time of intense danger following the murderous attack on the Indian Parliament in December 2001 and escalating military tensions.

• Increasing the British International Development budget to India from £60 million to £300 million. This was a huge shift in recognition that a third of the world's poor live in India and to achieve the Millennium Development Goals there needed to be a new focus on India.

• Being the first leader of the G8 to go on record and support India's bid for a seat on the UN Security Council. He subsequently started inviting India to G8 meetings.

• Resisting protectionist tendencies and actively promoting liberal markets, particularly through the new annual UK - India Investment summits. By the end of 2006 the UK was India's 3rd largest investor cumulatively - after Mauritius, and the USA.


So... Where's Pachauri?


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Didn't take long.
http://dsds.teriin.org/2006/programme3.htm

Al Gore must be going green... this time with envy.

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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 11:46 pm 
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Way out of a crisis - make up an even bigger crisis?

May 26, 2010
EU sets toughest targets to fight global warming

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Europe will introduce a surprise new plan today to combat global warming, committing Britain and the rest of the EU to the most ambitious targets in the world. The plan proposes a massive increase in the target for cutting greenhouse gas emissions in this decade.

The European Commission is determined to press ahead with the cuts despite the financial turmoil gripping the bloc, even though it would require Britain and other EU member states to impose far tougher financial penalties on their industries than are being considered by other large economies.

The plan, to cut emissions by 30 per cent on 1990 levels by 2020, would cost the EU an extra £33 billion a year by 2020, according to a draft of the Commission’s communication leaked to The Times.

The existing target of a 20 per cent cut is already due to cost £48 billion. The Commission will argue that the lower target has become much easier to meet because of the recession, which resulted in the EU’s emissions falling more than 10 per cent last year as thousands of factories closed or cut production. Emissions last year were already 14 per cent below 1990 levels.

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 Post subject: Re: A fool and his money
PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 10:15 am 

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The European Commission is determined to press ahead with the cuts despite the financial turmoil gripping the bloc, even though it would require Britain and other EU member states to impose far tougher financial penalties on their industries than are being considered by other large economies.


My mind is failing to comprehend the malice and/or idiocy behind this. Emissions fell because we're not making as much stuff as we were. We can't recover if we are prevented from growing by emissions restrictions. Going green is not cheap and we cannot afford it - where is the money going to come from? Why are they so keen to kick people when they are down?(Obviously, it's the best time!)


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 Post subject: Re: A fool and his money
PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 1:16 pm 
Bliar is not nearly as big a fool as Al Gore & we have seen how Gore has parlayed his knowledge, as a former political leader, of where the bodies are buried into something approaching billionaire status for such things as a $500 million grant from the US government to build a cutterntly undsigned "Green" car in Finland. I assume Blair is working far cheaper & therefore probably worth it. Though global warming is visibly collapsing there will be another lucrative eco-scare along shortly.


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