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by Tangled Metal
18 Apr 2019, 4:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 338
Views: 5181

Re: Extinction Rebellion

Well if they say human civilisation will collapse instead of human extinction within our kid's lifetime then that's more likely. But they're not. There's a narrative being spouted as if they've all read the same apocalyptic prediction. The end of the world is near. Repent all sinners! Reminds me of ...
by Tangled Metal
18 Apr 2019, 3:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 338
Views: 5181

Re: Extinction Rebellion

At the beginning of the protests the media reported that passersby were engaging and listening to their views. Basically sympathising with the issue. 4 days in you only hear comments about how they're inconveniencing them. So sympathy and support is becoming hostility. Is that good for the cause? Th...
by Tangled Metal
18 Apr 2019, 11:01am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 338
Views: 5181

Re: Extinction Rebellion

Your comments would be true if I said we should not post on forums because the electricity generated, plastics and metals used are damaging the environment then you'd have a very valid point. My comments are valid because if you're prepared to disregard every protest because you think some of the i...
by Tangled Metal
18 Apr 2019, 10:36am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 338
Views: 5181

Re: Extinction Rebellion

Look this discussion about the messenger is a side issue. Yes I do think any environmental protest should look at those who might be used to put their point across in interviews and statements to weed out the hypocrites. It's a bad image. However the use of flying for pleasure causing damage to the ...
by Tangled Metal
18 Apr 2019, 10:18am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 338
Views: 5181

Re: Extinction Rebellion

Irc didn't criticise the message just the messenger. I often think preach what you practise. My take on this is the message is right but the messenger is wrong. If it's the one I read about the flights were made for holidays or pleasure activities. In the hierarchy of wants and needs an overseas ho...
by Tangled Metal
18 Apr 2019, 9:58am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 338
Views: 5181

Re: Extinction Rebellion

I see one of the protesters suggested air travel only in emergencies as one of the ways to get to zero carbon. While having an Instagram showing him in exotic locations The usual do as I say not as I do. https://order-order.com/people/robin-boardman-pattison/ Yep: If you can't kill the message kill...
by Tangled Metal
18 Apr 2019, 12:04am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 338
Views: 5181

Re: Extinction Rebellion

Have some forgotten that only a minority of the UK Parliament is elected and the life appointee majority includes some rich and notorious climate change deniers? Actually the Lords is a revising house but the house of commons can force legislation through. If anyone in the Lords is a climate change...
by Tangled Metal
18 Apr 2019, 12:00am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 338
Views: 5181

Re: Extinction Rebellion

I seem to recall that the possibly former head of greenpeace used to fly around to any and all events related to what they're about. His airmiles each year could get a family flight across the planet I reckon. I once read about a climate campaigner not related to that organisation ask why he couldn'...
by Tangled Metal
17 Apr 2019, 11:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 338
Views: 5181

Re: Extinction Rebellion

Have some forgotten that only a minority of the UK Parliament is elected and the life appointee majority includes some rich and notorious climate change deniers? Actually the Lords is a revising house but the house of commons can force legislation through. If anyone in the Lords is a climate change...
by Tangled Metal
17 Apr 2019, 9:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 338
Views: 5181

Re: Extinction Rebellion

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/2019/03/28/uk-carbon-emissions-at-lowest-level-since-1890s/ How is it that almost a...
by Tangled Metal
17 Apr 2019, 2:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 338
Views: 5181

Re: Extinction Rebellion

Reminds me of when I was a fresher and a third year student was showing me around. He showed its the society noticeboards and commented about the hunt sabs board with the comment "Join them if you like getting arrested every weekend". Dismissive but we got talking about them. He had a frie...
by Tangled Metal
17 Apr 2019, 2:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 338
Views: 5181

Re: Extinction Rebellion

The media does seem to show more ordinary types than the typical environment activist. Makes a change and perhaps that's a sign of a positive change to the environmental protest. Climate change has become more accepted and a higher priority issue for the wider population. That's positive IMHO, if i...
by Tangled Metal
17 Apr 2019, 11:35am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 338
Views: 5181

Re: Extinction Rebellion

The media does seem to show more ordinary types than the typical environment activist. Makes a change and perhaps that's a sign of a positive change to the environmental protest. Climate change has become more accepted and a higher priority issue for the wider population. That's positive IMHO, if it...
by Tangled Metal
17 Apr 2019, 11:26am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 338
Views: 5181

Re: Extinction Rebellion

As you'd expect I disagree with you R2. :wink: I don't see strikes are always being used as a last resort. Unions also have funds to support strikers too I believe. Whilst they're out of pocket when striking it's usually one day at a time and in some cases there will be overtime to catch up making ...
by Tangled Metal
17 Apr 2019, 10:59am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 338
Views: 5181

Re: Extinction Rebellion

As you'd expect I disagree with you R2. :wink: I don't see strikes are always being used as a last resort. Unions also have funds to support strikers too I believe. Whilst they're out of pocket when striking it's usually one day at a time and in some cases there will be overtime to catch up making t...