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by Labrat
19 Apr 2019, 11:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 279
Views: 4066

Re: Extinction Rebellion

Well, that's jolly decent of you to say so old chap :D Meanwhile, Emma Thompson is protesting a bit too much. "If I could fly cleanly, I would", she said. "But I can't, so I'll do it anyway and sod the pollution", she thought. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-47991377/dame-emma-...
by Labrat
19 Apr 2019, 4:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 279
Views: 4066

Re: Extinction Rebellion

And if she chose not to be an actress would fewer films be made of would somebody else chose to be an actress because there was enough work available? Ian Theres plenty of out of work actresses in the US who would do the job for a fraction of the price, without needing to be flown halfway round the...
by Labrat
19 Apr 2019, 3:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 279
Views: 4066

Re: Extinction Rebellion

If you read (press or earlier in the thread) you'll see that "what she did" was to fly home from her work in LA (to her home in the UK). So do you propose we can't return home after working away from home? Ian Economy class seats I suppose as well eh? :lol: Its not really like there is a ...
by Labrat
19 Apr 2019, 3:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 279
Views: 4066

Re: Extinction Rebellion

Nice of Emma Thompson to fly in from Los Angeles to give us all the benefit of her opinions. Do as she says, not as she does. If you read (press or earlier in the thread) you'll see that "what she did" was to fly home from her work in LA (to her home in the UK). So do you propose we can't...
by Labrat
19 Apr 2019, 1:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 279
Views: 4066

Re: Extinction Rebellion

It’s an interesting point that much of the growth in European domestic air passenger transport over the past 20 years seems to have been fed by freedom of movement, people living and working all over Europe, often flying to maintain family connections alongside the growth in tourism. Many of these p...
by Labrat
18 Apr 2019, 9:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 279
Views: 4066

Re: Extinction Rebellion

Labrat and Metal seem to have reached the second stage of denialism. "Alright, its happening, but it won't be too bad." Writing as a member of the human race I find that I am not much cheered by an assurance that the planet will survive, even if Climate Change destroys our present living ...
by Labrat
18 Apr 2019, 4:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 279
Views: 4066

Re: Extinction Rebellion

I just wish campaigners could leave the melodrama behind and give their arguments with facts and evidence not emotive bullet points without grounding in anything. I am perhaps missing the point of protesting but it is my view that exaggeration is another weakening of the power in the message. Have ...
by Labrat
17 Apr 2019, 8:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 279
Views: 4066

Re: Extinction Rebellion

reohn2 wrote:i don't think it's so much a "toys out of the pram" but more like protesting against a government that does nothing to very little,toward cutting pollution to a minimum.


Hmmm

https://www.energylivenews.com/2019/03/ ... nce-1890s/
by Labrat
17 Apr 2019, 3:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 279
Views: 4066

Re: Extinction Rebellion

Don't forget - people who engage in civil disobedience know they are breaking the law and they are prepared to take the consequences. That's just as it should be. Fine, sounds like we are agreed then - give them an hour and then start cracking some heads. Sounds like we don't agree. Oh, so you don’...
by Labrat
17 Apr 2019, 2:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 279
Views: 4066

Re: Extinction Rebellion

How should people protest, if isn't disruptive? People have been increasingly concerned about the environment for many years. There has been increasing scientific consensus that we are either at, or reaching a crisis point. If you don't believe that, fair enough, but it doens't make the people who ...
by Labrat
17 Apr 2019, 2:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 279
Views: 4066

Re: Extinction Rebellion

bovlomov wrote:Don't forget - people who engage in civil disobedience know they are breaking the law and they are prepared to take the consequences. That's just as it should be.


Fine, sounds like we are agreed then - give them an hour and then start cracking some heads.
by Labrat
17 Apr 2019, 2:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 279
Views: 4066

Re: Extinction Rebellion

It’s domestic terrorism Anyway, carry on using such terms for people who want to make a better world (albeit you think misguidedly). It dilutes the word terrorism to the point of meaninglessness. It’s the action that defines the definition, not the motivation. Supporting, or opposing, particular ac...
by Labrat
17 Apr 2019, 1:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 279
Views: 4066

Re: Extinction Rebellion

That utterly undermines any justification for the type of terrorism you seek to defend Calling it terrorism rather undermines your points. But is your argument that, as we have a vote we are not entitled to protest? No, my point, throughout, has been that obstructing other people going about their ...
by Labrat
17 Apr 2019, 12:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 279
Views: 4066

Re: Extinction Rebellion

I must be getting old I remember when the right to ‘protest’ and freedom of expression didn’t give you free licence to obstruct and disrupt other people’s lives, work and travel, smash things up or spray graffiti everywhere. Personally I’d happily reintroduce the riot act - give them hour to disper...
by Labrat
17 Apr 2019, 11:58am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 279
Views: 4066

Re: Extinction Rebellion

I must be getting old I remember when the right to ‘protest’ and freedom of expression didn’t give you free licence to obstruct and disrupt other people’s lives, work and travel, smash things up or spray graffiti everywhere. Personally I’d happily reintroduce the riot act - give them hour to dispers...