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A Tale of Two Houses (interesting)

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  1. ssbb_lover

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    Read the spoilers in order.

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    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 average 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.
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    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° 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.
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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 of the President of the United States , George W. Bush.

    An 'inconvenient truth'.
     
  2. Zoro11031

    Zoro11031 A Major PS2 Fanboy

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    It's already known Al Gore is a hypocrite. He drives a big gashog truck/van.
     
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    I know. I just love making fun of him. :)
     
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    Lol. But An Inconvenient Truth is still pretty good. It just so happens that it's made by a hypocrite. :yesnod:
     
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    WOAH!

    I didn't know Al Gore was a hypocrite. I feel left out :scared:
     
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    Tyler, you have a one week suspension from she-Tyler...
     
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    Man...now that's an inconvenient truth.
     
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    well you wont see him riding a horse around state to state lol unless he uses solar powered cars
     
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    The point is that Gore is a huge hypocrite. At least Bush does his part.
     
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    But don't all those lives lost count up to just forget about Bush being eco.

    Pssh. Gore, hypocrite yes, Bush, hero no.
     
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    Oh yay, now we've got a war debate thread on our hands xD
     
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    Jam, I didn't say anything about Bush except that he does his part by trying to keep the ecosystem clean. I didn't say he was a war hero. -.-;
     
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    LOL al gore
     

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