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Avatar of GI KoreaBy on November 15th, 2011 at 5:16 pm

Warmist Leonardo DiCaprio Sure Loves His Private Jet

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I agree with ROK Head, Chickenhead that once the global warming clergy starting living their live like a man made global warming catastrophe is just around the corner than maybe then I will start listening to them:

Er, isn’t Leonardo DiCaprio all about saving the planet?

He heads up an eco-charity that he named after himself, he’s best mates with Al Gore, he only drives hybrid cars …and he flies in a private jet.

Leo’s been living here in Oz for a few months filming The Great Gatsby, but he had to pop back to the states last week to launch his new movie J.Edgar.

With his promotional work done, the megastar and his entourage returned from New York to Sydney yesterday in a private jet.  [NineMSN via Tim Blair]

I’m sure he bought carbon offsets to prevent him from having any guilty conscious.  It just does make you wonder how these prominent warmists can be so blatantly hypocritical flying around in all their private jets?

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  • Leon Laorte
    7:25 pm on November 15th, 2011 1

    In all fairness he did try to hide his face with an umbrella. He is ashamed that he was FORCED to fly in a private jet rather than go commercial. I’m sure the Rockefeller’s and the Tri-Lateral Commission were involved. He is merely a pawn in the warming game.

    Also appears he put on some weight or his jacket is too small.

  • Conway Eastwood
    8:07 pm on November 15th, 2011 2

    His jacket is probably too small. That’s the fashion with most rich men in the entertainment industry these days, tight clothing.

  • Leon Laorte
    8:23 pm on November 15th, 2011 3

    3. I thought global warming might have shrunk it.

  • someotherguy
    9:18 pm on November 15th, 2011 4

    Yeah that’s the “gotcha” with all this alarmist BS. If you pay your “indulgence tax” *cough* I mean “carbon credits” then your allowed to do whatever. You can even pay your indulgence’s upfront and sin afterwards.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indulgence

    AGW looks more and more a religion every day.

  • Teadrinker
    2:26 am on November 16th, 2011 5

    How many people were on the plane with him?

  • Leon LaPorte
    5:39 am on November 16th, 2011 6

    5. Yeeeeeessssss. I’m certain it was more efficient than flying commercial… That’s the ticket.

  • Teadrinker
    7:27 pm on November 16th, 2011 7

    #6,

    No, I’m looking at it from the perspective of someone who teaches composition and occasionally writes for magazines. Just look at the structure of the article. Inverted pyramid in which the only mention that he didn’t fly alone placed at bottom of the article…and just to make sure that the reader doesn’t ask the very question I asked, the writer ridiculed him for traveling with an entourage. Look at the pictures. The picture on the right could be anyone. The picture on the left is obviously a stock photo (and they purposely chose a picture of him dressed up to drive the point that he’s leading a decadent lifestyle). It’s a hack job.

  • Retired GI
    8:51 pm on November 16th, 2011 8

    Lets see, is a private jet more carbon neutral than flying with a bunch of strangers? Ummm—NO. Just a fact.

  • ChickenHead
    9:14 pm on November 16th, 2011 9

    It is is a hack job…

    …because…

    …he needs to be hacked.

    No matter how you spin it, the guy constantly pushes a reduced lifestyle “for the environment” yet does not live a reduced lifestyle himself.

    Supporting this action has no excuse… except if one is a…

    …suuuuucker.

  • Teadrinker
    10:53 pm on November 16th, 2011 10

    #9,

    So, he’s supposed to quit his profession, which involves traveling (like it or not), and kick all of his employees to the curb?

  • ChickenHead
    12:33 am on November 17th, 2011 11

    Ahhh…

    …so jobs and economics are suddenly more important than carbon emission…

    …when a celebrity is involved.

    Liberals are sooooo shallow.

    Suckers.

  • Vince
    12:46 am on November 17th, 2011 12

    Everyone calm down…

    It’s a PRIVATE jet.

    It’s NOT one of those evil CORPORATE jets.

    And, as long as he gives all his money away to drunks and quitters, he is god-like.

  • Teadrinker
    1:58 am on November 17th, 2011 13

    #11,

    You own a bar, right? Why aren’t you telling your patrons that they can’t smoke on the premises?

  • ChickenHead
    4:16 am on November 17th, 2011 14

    I give up.

    What’s the point?

    But, to answer your question, my bar IS a no smoking bar.

    As I am sure I mentioned before, it gives a chance for guys from different groups to meet and bond outside, it gives the girls a chance to talk amongst themselves when the guys go on a group smokebreak, and I don’t have to smell it or clean up after it.

    It is one of the many social engineering experments I try on my guests. It is one of the few successful ones. Everybody loves it.

    This wouldn’t work in every bar… but it is important to me for everybody to know everybody else… not an easy thing in Korea where people resist meeting new people. The outdoor smoking thing works well and helps shape the mood I am looking for.

    None-the-less…

    I fail to see any point.

    Maybe there is none. You certainly didn’t address any of mine.

    Sucker.

  • Teadrinker
    6:41 am on November 17th, 2011 15

    “But, to answer your question, my bar IS a no smoking bar.”

    In Korea? Sure it is.

    You miss the point? You’re being obtuse for the sake of being so.

  • Avatar of GI KoreaGI Korea
    7:24 am on November 17th, 2011 16

    @10 – I didn’t know it was a job requirement for a celebrity to travel around with an entourage and only fly in private jets? So if he and his entourage flew in a commercial plane DiCaprio would risk losing his career? I hope you realize how ridiculous that sounds?

    The bottom line is that he could have flown commercial but he chose to fly in a private jet which was much more convenient for him since he wouldn’t have to deal with normal airport security, inconvenient flight times, and hordes of fans wanting autographs and pictures. If he really believed in his prophesies of doom he would by flying in a commercial airplane and putting up with all the celebrity hoopla instead he did what was more convenient for him.

  • MTB Rider
    4:39 pm on November 17th, 2011 17

    9.
    I’m pretty sure Leo has Incorporated himself, his likness, and all of his assets by now. Including his jet. ;-)

  • Vince
    4:52 pm on November 17th, 2011 18

    So it IS an EVIL corporate jet!

    Burn him! Evil doer!

    I bet he doesn’t give all his profits away to the poor and downtrodden either!

  • someotherguy
    6:32 pm on November 17th, 2011 19

    Like I’ve said many times before, the people pushing the “AGW Craze” don’t actually believe it nor do they follow their own advice. For them it’s lip service and politically correct. Go on TV, saw a few words about saving the world, then be escorted to your limousine then fly to your jet. Or better yet, be escorted to your electric car, drive a few blocks to your limousine THEN get taken to your private jet.

    Buy a mansion on the Florida beach, the exact same place you say will be flooded in a few years if we don’t IMMEDIATELY stop our evil ways. Run the lights / water / fountains / heat 24/7 even when your not at home, since it’s a vacation house anyway. When asked about how environmentally unfriendly that house is, just reply that you’ve given so much to the cause that your carbon neutral. But absolutely make sure you tell everyone else they need to turn off their electricity, only drive hybrids, and make sacrifices to save the earth.

    Yeah … ok … I’ll take them seriously once they start acting like their serious. Until then it’s just a money making scam, an extremely successful one.

  • John from Daejeon
    7:29 pm on November 17th, 2011 20

    You are right td, unless he is becoming the next John Travolta, he had to have flown with at least a pilot unless playing Howard Hughes actually rubbed off on him. By the way, I bet Travolta’s 707 doesn’t sip fuel with those four engines. Sort of makes me feel like a sap for trying to do my part for the planet by bicycling as much as possible when I see how these hypocrites really behave behind the golden doors of their ivory towers.

  • someotherguy
    10:34 pm on November 17th, 2011 21

    @20,

    Well bicycling is still good, it’s healthy and it’ll reduce both your fuel expense and medical expense’s in the long run.

  • Teadrinker
    10:55 pm on November 17th, 2011 22

    “I didn’t know it was a job requirement for a celebrity to travel around with an entourage and only fly in private jets? ”

    Depends…Do you have any idea what kind of schedule the studios have him on? I do. I know someone who used to do business with him. Early in the morning to well after 11pm. They’ve often had diner together in the kitchen of restaurants because the dining room was closed.

  • Avatar of GI KoreaGI Korea
    2:26 pm on November 18th, 2011 23

    Does anyone else find it entertaining listening to TD makes excuses for celebrities flying around in private jets?

  • ChickenHead
    3:29 pm on November 18th, 2011 24

    Teadrinker doesn’t have any firm principles.

    Many of his past criticisms on various social and political issues are quite counter to his current enthusiastic support for an excessively selfish, resource-wasting, and polluting rich elitist engaged in truly inconsequential and trivial pursuits at the expense of his fellow man.

    And, instead of logically supporting his own claims or clearly deconstructing the claims of others, Teadrinker return with content-less writing filled with snide generalizations and vague accusations… and expects others to be taken in by them.

    I still have no idea what point was trying to be made by asking about smoking prohibitions… and then denying my sincere answer which didn’t fit whatever point he was trying to make… even though, I am pretty certain I have mentioned my no smoking rule in the past.

    I can certainly defend any position I take with the truth… or I will change my position to one I can defend.

    I’m not “being obtuse for the sake of being so”… I simply don’t get it… and I am starting to suspect there is no point… and the blame for incomprehensible nonsense is being pushed off to those who can’t interpret it from those who cobbled it together.

    Anybody else have a clue?

    In the end, however you want to slice it, Leonardo DiCaprio has enough money to live the rest of his life beyond the dreams of most of the human population.

    Continuing his “profession” is simply for vanity… in an industry with a MASSIVE carbon footprint and substantially less return in true global quality of life than almost anything else.

    If he was a True Believer, he would put the environment over his vanity and reduce his carbon footprint… instead of asking others to do so… while he does not.

    But this is the way of all limousine liberals… and, somehow, it attracts an amazingly large number of supporters who just can’t see the scam play out.

    Perhaps, because they are…

    …suckers.

    …and they should be ridiculed as such.

  • Chris In Dallas
    5:35 pm on November 18th, 2011 25

    24: “Teadrinker doesn’t have any firm principles.”

    Oh course not, TD is a liberal and has no principles. Your typical Ingsoc follow does not care about such things, especially in their leaders so long as they successfully push parts of the agenda. So its okay for Senator Feinstein to own a pistol, Congressman Rangel to cheat on his taxes, Michael Moore can be filthy rich and Leo DiCaprio can pollute the atmosphere all he wants. None of it matters because they are soon as moving things in the right direction.

  • Leon LaPorte
    7:17 pm on November 18th, 2011 26

    It is rather like pedophile priests and shyster televangelists. Those followers will defend the purveyors, and tenets, of their belief systems at all costs. They will ignore critical thought and common sense in defending their cause and it’s spokesmen. Global Warming is a religion.

  • someotherguy
    6:53 pm on November 20th, 2011 27

    I stopped reading TD’s posts after the whole “meteor that killed the dinosaurs that also altered the earth’s polar axis” debacle. He’s a typical liberal, will believe whatever he’s told and blindly follow the agenda without ever actually thinking for himself. When confronted about discrepancies and inconsistency’s he’ll fly into a mini-rage where ad-hominum attacks will ensue along with ranting and flame baiting.

    Actually he acts identically to an extreme conservative, just goes to show there is no difference between liberal/conservative. Different agendas but the same dangerous mentality. But that’s a whole difference discussion.

    Anywho, TD would make a good psych study for cognitive dissonance, especially in five years when the world hasn’t burned to ash in some sort of CO2 induced nightmare. I wonder what excuse’s they’ll create to reconcile the subconscious dissonance between what happened and what they believed will happen.

  • Leon LaPorte
    7:32 pm on November 20th, 2011 28

    27. They seem to have gotten over the whole impending Ice Age in the 70′s so I’m sure they’ll be just fine. I wonder what the next crisis will be?

    National Geographic, November 1976

    There are various text boxes scattered through the article. Here they are:

    p 581: During the last 20 to 30 years, world temperature has fallen, irregularly at first but more sharply over the last decade. U.S. National Science Board, 1974.

    p 582: Were the cooling trend to reverse… the earth could warm relatively rapidly, with potentially catastrophic effect. National Science Foundation, 1975.

    p 590: The climates of the earth have always been changing, and they will doubtless continue to do so in the future. How large these future changes will be, and where and how rapidly they will occur, we do not know. National Academy of Sciences, 1975.

    p 595: Judging from the record of the past interglacial ages, the present time of high temperatures should be drawing to an end… leading into the next glacial age…. National Science Board, 1972.

    p 600; Will we be able to recognize the first phases of a truly significant climatic change when it does occur? NAS, 1975.

    p 607: We live in an unusual epoch: today the polar regions have large ice caps, whereas during most of the earth’s history the poles have been ice-free. NAS, 1975.

    p 610: Man may even be able to change the climate of the earth. This is one of the most important questions of our time. NBS, 1972.

  • someotherguy
    11:43 pm on November 20th, 2011 29

    Yeah my mom used to tell me about the “ice scare” of the 70′s. The line then was that if we don’t stop using aerosols then we’d put a hole in the ozone and it would result in another ice age. Same tactics but they didn’t have the internet and other cheap mass market media to spread the fear.

  • ChickenHead
    1:27 am on November 21st, 2011 30

    Someotherguy,

    Your recognition of extreme liberal and conservative traits seems correct.

    I have recently been considering that these labels are no longer valid.

    Modern “conservative” push all the bad parts of social conservatism without the good budgetary, economic, governmental, nationalistic, etc., parts.

    On the other hand, modern “liberals” have increasingly lost the sincerity which is required for liberal programs to work correctly and are pushing far too many “liberal” agendas based on ulterior motives which are not too divergent from their far-right counterparts.

    The current crop of “liberal” or “leftist” leaders do not at all follow their proclaimed ideology in any way. They are really elitists using liberal-appealing comfort-from-the-state/fear-of-the-unknown emotionalism as a tool to guide the dumbed-down population. And the population buys it… and rabidly defends it.

    The current crop of “conservative” leaders pick and choose the parts of their ideology which fulfill their immediate needs without understanding that “conservatism” only functions as a single system… eg., you can’t have bigger government AND lower taxes. They also inspire their followers with words like “freedom” while looking for ways to limit it… both socially and economically… and their followers buy it… and rabidly defend it.

    Fighting over “liberal” and “conservative” is like two wet turd piles arguing over which one is more closely shaped like a rose.

    The reality is that both liberals and conservatives are necessary in a functional society…

    …too conservative, and you get stagnation… too liberal, and there is unworkable chaos.

    What we have now, from immigration to entitlements to pop culture, is social chaos due to unchecked liberalism championed by all sides… economic chaos due to a combination of dreamy liberal policies and fake conservative policies backed by criminals posing as fake conservatives… healhcare chaos due to criminals posing as fake liberals and conservatives embracing the worst parts of conservatism… big government chaos by liberals just being liberals and fake conservatives liking what they see and thinking they can do it even better…

    …and the list goes on and on.

    And in the end, you get the dumbed-down, soundbite-driven, pop-politics/science/culture armchair experts huffingly repeating the few catchphrases they remember from the opinion-dressed-up-as-news program they watched… who viciously condemn anyone who questions the completely manufactured paradigm of reality they have come to hold dear… since they have been encouraged to invest such a large part of themselves into it… exchanging unquestioning faith for a sense of a larger identity.

    In the future, I will discuss the amazing differences between American propaganda and that of other countries.

    Until then, I need to consider new labels for what now is mistakenly called liberal and conservative.

  • Chris In Dallas
    5:24 pm on November 21st, 2011 31

    28: I was a kid during the “New Ice Age” scare. Its one of the main reasons I don’t buy into the whole Global Warming/Climate Change religion. I just can’t see how in about 5 or so years one goes from freaking out over the end of civilization because ice sheets are heading south to spazzing over the end of the world because ice sheets are melting!

    27: Oh, TD isn’t that horrible as far as internet liberals go. Yeah, he spits venom when most of us won’t accept The Truth. But I’ve seen much worse. Most libs I’ve come across on the interwebs can’t have a conversation without somehow alluding to a political agenda and TD has posted numerous apolitical comments. I seem to recall he’s torn into Tom and some of the other American hating Koreans and that is something I’ve rarely seen among liberals too. Most will stay silent or join in the fray no matter how idiotic their ideological brethren get.

  • someotherguy
    11:49 pm on November 21st, 2011 32

    31, Maybe but his complete and utter inability to see things objectively pretty much writes him off. Anyone who blinds themselves for “the good of the order” is just a religious zealot, the specific religion isn’t important.

    30,

    Well our political system is failing because of the extreme polarization that’s happened. Republicans will ~always~ vote for a republican candidate. He could be a convicted pedophile and serial killer, and they would still vote for him “for the cause”. The Democrats would do the same. And because each party pick’s their own candidate you typically end up with the “most republican” and the “most democrat” as your only two options. It’s the independents who decide the election and the only choice we’re given is usually between two piles of steaming turds.

    Which brings me to my point of Obama being an anomaly. How a green moderate Democrat (Obama) beat out an experienced extreme Democrat (Hillary) in the Democratic primary has always had me perplexed. Then the green moderate Democrat went on to beat out the experienced well known Republican candidate (recently repainted to look extreme). Really gives a “WTF” moment. That’s what has the Republican leadership scared sh!tless of losing the next few elections. And why their stone walling everything the dem’s are trying to do, they absolutely can not afford to hand Obama any political victory if they want to have any hope of winning the 2012 election. If every Democratic candidate was a moderate, the Republican’s would be hard pressed to win any presidential election.

  • ChickenHead
    1:12 am on November 22nd, 2011 33

    Someotherguy,

    Ask yourself why Dean was doing so well… the manufactured media darling… but when he started looking like he could actually beat Bush, the media dropped him over contrived scandal and started pushing haunted tree Kerry who had no chance from the beginning.

  • someotherguy
    1:42 am on November 22nd, 2011 34

    The media will support whomever pays them the most. Fox (News Corp) is the only big media outlet with an agenda due to Rupert Murdoch’s control, the rest are just media mercenaries. they’ll say whatever brings in the money and gets the most views.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/News_Corporation

    I rarely put stock into any sort of secret conspiracy theory, people in power are simply too greedy and self interested.

  • ChickenHead
    4:14 am on November 22nd, 2011 35

    Much of the world revolves around conspiracies of shared interest.

    From Enron and their accountants… to the entire Bush administration pushing WMDs… to open black marketing in USFK, there are informal conspiracies to suppress the truth or perpetuate lies.

    Everbody involved knows what is going on… but it is in their interests to ignore it or keep doing the wrong thing.

  • Retired GI
    4:46 am on November 22nd, 2011 36

    @28 Leon, so then congradulations are in order.

    We won the battle of the 70′s over the ice and global cooling! :grin:

  • Valérie Verschelde
    12:58 pm on May 29th, 2014 37

    Leonardo is the biggest hypocrite I can imagine! And the fattest, and most ugly one! I wish one day Leo would stop his environmental activism, which is only fake, and which he only does to patch up his very poor reputation, and would leave environmental protection to sincere, real activists. And I wish he would disappear from the screen forever too. Most of his movies are shit, and he has no fans anymore. Some people fly private planes for work and to make their fans all over the world enormously happy with fantastic concerts, like my biggest idol Enrique Iglesias, does, the most talented person ever and the most beautiful person both outside as inside. Others fly private planes to throw wild parties, to booze and to go intimate with girls 20 years younger than themselves, like our hypocrite, ugly Leo Dicaprio does. I loathe him so much.

  • bill
    8:48 pm on June 24th, 2014 38

    You can’t be serious Leon?! You have to be joking or sarcastic. You wrote.

    “He is ashamed that he was FORCED to fly in a private jet rather than go commercial.”

    He was FORCED to take a private jet? Someone put a gun to his head & said take a private jet or die? We should all be so lucky to have a jet on standby to travel the world at the drop of a hat. No TSA gropping us or making us get full body scans , which causes cancer. Not to mention they don’t work & employees have been known to make comments about passengers private parts.

    He is a hypocrite who lost all credibility plain & simpler. He should stand
    up against the US government’s abuse of power. I would rather have my
    rights. Then give them up over a fear of ssomething that may never
    happen. That is an issue he doesn’t have to worry about, because he has money.

  • Leon LaPorte
    10:04 pm on June 24th, 2014 39

    38. You might very well think that; I couldn’t possibly comment.

 

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