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Mbukukanyau
09-02-2007, 04:16 PM
I hope this does not pluck feathers on this site, (note, I used pluck feathers not ruffle)
Got this foward

Subject: FW: A tale of two houses




House #1 A 20 room mansion (not including 8 bathrooms) heated by natural gas. Add on a pool (and a pool house) and a separate guest house, all heated by gas. In one month this residence consumes more energy than ! the ave rage American household does in a year. The average bill for electricity and natural gas runs over $2400. In natural gas alone, this property consumes more than 20 times the national average for an American home. This house is not situated in a Northern or Midwestern "snow belt" area. It's in the South.
http://photo.ringo.com/230/230976106O787163677.jpg

House #2 Designed by an architecture professor at a leading national university. This house incorporates every "green" feature current home construction can provide. The house is 4,000 square feet (4 bedrooms) and is nestled on a high prairie in the American southwest. A central closet in the house holds ; geothermal heat-pumps drawing ground water through pipes sunk 300 feet into the ground. The water (usually 67 degrees F.) heats the house in the winter and cools it in the summer! The system uses no fossil fuels such as oil or natural gas and it consumes one-quarter electricity required for a conventional heating/cooling system. Rainwater from the roof is collected and funneled into a 25,000 gallon underground cistern. Wastewater from showers, sinks and toilets goes into underground purifying tanks and then into the cistern. The collected water then irrigates the land surrounding the house. Surrounding flowers and shrubs native to the area enable the property to blend into the surrounding rural landscape.
http://photo.ringo.com/230/230976065O074009935.jpg
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HOUSE #1 is outside of Nashville , Tennessee ; it is the abode of the "environmentalist" Al Gore;

HOUSE #2 is on a ranch near Crawford, Texas ; it is the residence the of the President of the United States , George W. Bush.

An "inconvenient truth".

SobeSVT
09-02-2007, 05:25 PM
#2 is not the residence of the President of the United States but rather a vacation home he bought a few month prior the 2000 elections. He uses this house during his vacation periods to entertain heads of state and torture the White House Press Corps. The residence of the President of the United States as we all know is the White House.

#1 should make Al Gore reconsider his use of power as well as his choice of power source (and for that he could take a good look at George Bush's vacation ranch). However, he should maintain his positions on global warming and use of fossil fuels.

ndwariga
09-02-2007, 05:55 PM
We all now know from expirience that a car forum is not good for political threads:(

wingsnut
09-02-2007, 07:28 PM
#2 is not the residence of the President of the United States but rather a vacation home he bought a few month prior the 2000 elections. He uses this house during his vacation periods to entertain heads of state and torture the White House Press Corps. The residence of the President of the United States as we all know is the White House.

#1 should make Al Gore reconsider his use of power as well as his choice of power source (and for that he could take a good look at George Bush's vacation ranch). However, he should maintain his positions on global warming and use of fossil fuels.

Are you serious?

GWB will be out of the WH soon, and he will probably reside mostly at his environmentally friendly ranch home.
Meanwhile you think Al Gore is right in living in that home of his and preaching to the rest of us - under the guise of good will toward humanity. Puhleeez. Practice what you preach, or STFU.

SobeSVT
09-02-2007, 07:43 PM
I thought that this thread was closed and those of us who have moderator powers should no override these closings especially when they were decided by King TUT himself.

If you are really interested in what I think about this issue PM me. If not let it be. Preaching with the example is not what your team does best (do the names Craig, Foley and Vitter ring any bells?)