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Bill Clinton: Green movement needs money

By Meghan Barr

NEW YORK (AP) - Former President Bill Clinton says the problem with the green energy movement is a lack of financing behind it.

Clinton kicked off his annual philanthropic conference Tuesday morning with a discussion about addressing global climate challenges. The session was co-hosted by Mexican President Felipe Calderon and South African President Jacob Zuma.

The three-day Clinton Global Initiative brings together business and philanthropic leaders with deep pockets who make financial commitments aimed at tackling poverty and disease.

Leaders from several countries expressed frustration that the world still does not have a comprehensive agreement on carbon emissions. Clinton pointed to Germany's successful creation of solar energy jobs as a model.

Clinton says leaders must involve "the imagination of ordinary people" in solving the problems associated with climate change.

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  1. copakemanComment by copakeman
    September 20, 2011 @ 1:09 pm

    yes, that’s right the enviromemtalist groups need more money.
    as soon as I get/find a job, i’ll contribute a dollar. another idea is, why don’t you ask gorbachov, he is an enviromentalist now. he should be happy to contribute, another guy to ask is warren buffet, i am sure he has lots of extra money laying around.

    can you curse on a post ?

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    • adminComment by GOPUSA Staff
      September 20, 2011 @ 1:41 pm

      Cursing is in violation of our rules. We respectfully request that all comments be civil. 

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    • URKiddinMeeComment by URKiddinMee
      September 20, 2011 @ 3:08 pm

      Maybe Warren Buffet will contribute all of HIS surplus.  That’ll kill two birds with one stone.

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  2. genesalComment by genesal
    September 20, 2011 @ 1:15 pm

    If they really want to go ‘GREEN’ I’ll send them a ‘wooden nickel’.

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  3. shilohComment by shiloh
    September 20, 2011 @ 1:36 pm

    Why doesn’t this bozo write a book and give them the proceeds, if he can leave the ugly women alone long enough.

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  4. Colo43Comment by Colo43
    September 20, 2011 @ 1:36 pm

    Sorry Billy Boy, we all need Money and the Green Movement is not the way to go.

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  5. jb80538Comment by jb80538
    September 20, 2011 @ 1:37 pm

    Give up on the “green movement” It isn’t practical and the world knows it!

    Remember what Kermit the Frog said…”It isn’t easy being Green”

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  6. genesalComment by genesal
    September 20, 2011 @ 2:20 pm

    Nobel Winner Quits U..S. Science Group over climate stance.  Obama supporter Ivar Giaever has resigned as a Fellow from the prestigious American Physical Society to protest the organization’s promotion of manmade global warming fears.
    Put that in you pipe, Clinton, and smoke it.

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    • IronbearComment by Ironbear
      September 20, 2011 @ 3:11 pm

      Heck, he should put it in Gore’s pipe and smoke it!

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    • TRUTHTELLERComment by TRUTHTELLER
      September 21, 2011 @ 1:31 pm

      The green movement, started fifty years ago, with the altruistic goals, of prevention of the spread of toxic waste into our soils, aquifers and waterways.  Over the last two decades, however, the movement has ben hijacked by Marxists and Communists and is now used, as a tool to gain control of both our economy and our laws, governing the entire environment we live in.

      The green movement is now, the biggest scam, ever to be perpetrated, not only on America, but on the entire western world.

      Man made global warming is at the top of the scammers list.  By mongering fear, they have spread this scam all over the world, reaping billions of dollars in profits for their conspiritor companies that produce green stuff.

      The green movement is like a big boil on your backside.  The only way to relieve your discomfort is to lance and remove the pus head on top of the boil, to allow the poison to drain.  

      We will lance and remove the pus head  in 2012.  The rest of the poison will drain automatically. 

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  7. ccfontenComment by ccfonten
    September 20, 2011 @ 2:21 pm

    No, they don’t need more money to waste!  It is a total waste of time, just ask the Spanish!

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  8. capricorn1Comment by capricorn1
    September 20, 2011 @ 2:44 pm

    why cant the clintons just go away.

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  9. jenerseaComment by jenersea
    September 20, 2011 @ 3:04 pm

    Call Al Gore fo rthe money, he has made enough on the scam to share some of it with you Bill.

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  10. Jack ReacherComment by Jack Reacher
    September 20, 2011 @ 3:21 pm

    Let’s recycle Gore!  He’d make someone a bright, shiny new dog turd.

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  11. JimWComment by JimW
    September 20, 2011 @ 3:37 pm

    Who, other than a complete fool, would invest their money in anything green?

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  12. FlaJimComment by FlaJim
    September 20, 2011 @ 3:47 pm

    If there was a demand for ‘green,’ there’d be a line out the door of investors wanting to get in on it.  So far, the only serious money we’ve heard of is ours.  So far, no one’s asked for our consent, and for good reason.  The answer would be a resounding, “NO!

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    • RWComment by RW
      September 21, 2011 @ 8:29 am

      FlaJim,
       
      yer singin’ my song! Just like fetal stem cells being the ultimate cure for everything, from Parkinson’s to thumbsucking, if there was a reasonable possibility of success for “green” anything, gubbmint wouldn’t need to throw money at it. Private industry would be all over it, and making tons of money while creating thousands of jobs at all economic levels!

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  13. AMVoterComment by AMVoter
    September 20, 2011 @ 3:59 pm

    Did the disgraced and impeached president ever wonder why the green movement lacks financial backing?
     
    Or perhaps Clinton is pushing Green because he hopes to become first lady when the disgruntled Dems toss Obama aside for Hillary.  Anyone see the editorial in the Chicago Tribune suggesting Obama step aside?  That newspaper had supported Obama from the beginning.

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  14. FreeDameComment by freedame
    September 20, 2011 @ 4:39 pm

    Leave it to Bill Clinton to prove once again that there isn’t a single brain in his empty head.

    Point #1 – There is no such thing as anthropomorphic global warming.  It’s a hoax, a joke, a scam by people (notably Al Gore) who have a vested interest in fixing something that isn’t broken.

    Point #2 – If there was any promise, however vague, that Green Business would be viable at any time in the forseeable future, normal people would be investing in it and they wouldn’t need constant “help” from the Government.

    I’m sick and tired of people in Washington DC, who can’t even balance a checkbook, deciding who the business “winners and losers” should be.

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    • genesalComment by genesal
      September 20, 2011 @ 4:47 pm

      Agreed and …..
      If SolarGate brings Obam down then the Green Movement will have done it’s job!

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    • tejanojackComment by tejanojack
      September 20, 2011 @ 6:31 pm

      There is only one “movement” that the “Greens”, Gores, Clintons and Liberals have provided and our kids, grandkids and all of us will spend the rest of our lives digging out from under it!  T.J.

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    • Bayushi ZeroComment by Bayushi Zero
      September 21, 2011 @ 6:23 am

      Leave it to Bill Clinton to prove once again that there isn’t a single brain in his empty head.

      If liberals had a brain, they’d be dangerous.
       
      If they had two, they’d rattle.

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  15. Just1VetComment by Just1Vet
    September 20, 2011 @ 11:28 pm

    They are correct in calling it the Green Movement. Your Green money will move out of your hands to theirs inorder to pay for it.

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  16. ofatmarineComment by ofatmarine
    September 21, 2011 @ 12:08 am

    If billy is for it we know it is to steal more money.  Why isn’t he hiding in Argentina after he bawney fwank and criss dodd backrupted our banks!  When will this arrogant commie shut up?

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    • tejanojackComment by tejanojack
      September 21, 2011 @ 12:27 am

      Hey man, you know “what” Willie’s doin’ or should I say “who”?  He’s “mentoring” his his various staffs while Hill is playing Sec State down in D.C.

      BTW, you know why they’ll never get divorced, don’t you?  Too many dead bodies out there.

      T.J.

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    • Bayushi ZeroComment by Bayushi Zero
      September 21, 2011 @ 6:25 am

      When will this arrogant commie shut up?

      That’s like asking why Obama gives three press conferences a day.
       

      A: He likes to hear himself speak.

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