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Letters The ultimate sign of a reporter's objectivity comes through when both conservative and liberal readers chastise her over the same story. That's what happened this week when you all dug into your humble hack for this review of Al Gore's global warming slideshow.

More impressive, however, were the set of letters comparing Intel's new "Satisfaction per Watt" - SPeW - benchmark to a female pleasure device.

We bring you both sets of comments.

It would have been nice to see the objective section of your article placed before the smart-ass "I'm so funny while I'm being snide" section. In other words, you almost lost me with your self indulgent teeny-bopper routine but I persevered until the end, where you actually write as though you have had more than a junior-high education (and mentality). Your audience (in this case me) was not amused.

Nancy


sounds like you need to find on of those hummers and put it in your mouth!

K.C.


Al Gore would also not have blown 300 billion and counting on a war of convenience when that money would have paid for the research, development and deployment of an energy source that would have made having a war over an obsolete energy source unnecessary.

Instead of wasting time discussing an ammendment to the Constitution banning same-sex marriage [talk about getting your priorities straight] he would have worked to give more people in America a stab at a decent life and because his predecessor's sound policies, he would have had the budget to actually implement it.

Now, future generations of Americans will have to pay for the incredible arrogance of a true 'Commander in Chief', a 'War President' who was too chickenshit to go to the war when he was in uniform himself.

A neutral voice would have been better to convey the message to as many people as possible. But then, there's little chance either way that enough people will want a change that's really a change from the dumb way we run the planet. Mark Eyskens once said that 'the lesson we learn from history is that we don't learn lessons from history'. We're just too dumb to change.

Jorge


You live in Palo Alto and you'd never have considered voting for Gore?

If you think that being likeable is the number one priority for your political leader then please, do the rest of us a favour and don't vote, eh? There's about 120,000 Iraqis who'd still be alive today if gimps like you stayed at home.

Ben


By the sarcasm of your piece, I can see attacking the messenger not the message is about all you can muster out of your grab bag of literary pseudo hip prose. I guess living in Palo Alto among all the upper middle class whiteness can keep one out of touch with just who are the real criminals in the battle to stop carbon dioxide emissions. At least negative comments such as this means that your being read, that’s something to feel good about. On which side of the fence you sit is apparent, and will be noted by the Green Party. I suppose being on a shit list can be a claim to fame in some sectors of the corporate P.R world.

Frank McCandless


Global Warming stopped increasing in 1998.

http://cdiac.esd.ornl.gov/trends/temp/jonescru/data.html

http://cdiac.esd.ornl.gov/ftp/trends/temp/jonescru/global.dat

1998 - January 0.512 C above 1960-1991 mean 2005 - January 0.502 C above 1960-1991 mean

Change - A drop of .01 Celsius

Al Gore is liar trying to con people out of their money.

Bruce


Great article in your paper! (Web site, really)

Lettuce Pickles


Ashlee: I'm sorry you might "vote" for that cabbage. And it's not just "a few journalists" who don't think he got it right yet. There are more than a few scientists who don't agree with the ex-Veep. He's still talking down to the US public and is convienced that we can't form an independent thought without his help. Global warming is happening, however, no one can say with any certainty that "Man" is the cause of it all or even is effecting at all. Climate is just too complex. Even climatologists admit they don't fully understand it.

John Gibson


Not bad for Tommy Lee Jones roomate. Of course, when he discovers that even if ALL the polar ice cap melted, sea level wouldn't rise one inch (experiment, fill a glass of ice with water and watch the level as the ice melts). Personally I classify it as one of those "scary movie" films, and give it the same treatment (trash!).

Tom Watson

If memory serves, Gore does address that point by saying much of the ice in Antarctica, for example, sits on top of a land mass today. If dumped into the ocean, it would raise the sea level.

Now, on to the vibrators.

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