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by Freddie
26 Apr 2019, 11:17am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 470
Views: 8954

Re: Extinction Rebellion

I can't do anything about the fellows in the East (or much about those in The West) so I take myself to task. I'm sorry, I don't believe that. People, many with similar views to your own, have agitated for change throughout history, often under the banner of progress. My point is, what you're doing...
by Freddie
25 Apr 2019, 10:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 470
Views: 8954

Re: Extinction Rebellion

You and I live in Europe. We live on a planet with but one atmosphere. Pollution in one place affects everywhere else. It's the place we can do most to clean up by being cleaner ourselves. When are you going to scrap your car, that'd be a start. What do you do to improve things, apart from suggesti...
by Freddie
25 Apr 2019, 9:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 470
Views: 8954

Re: Extinction Rebellion

Does it feel good to deliberately twist someone's argument to make it out to be what you wish it to be, rather than what it actually is? It couldn't be stated any more plainly. It is beneath you to play these tedious games. Anyway, why the squeamishness about criticising anyone other than Westerners...
by Freddie
25 Apr 2019, 4:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 470
Views: 8954

Re: Extinction Rebellion

And though CO2 emissions from India and China are large, this is partly a result of their huge populations. Per head, and historically, Western countries have a big responsibility. The typical citizen of India or China has nowhere near the standard of living, levels of consumption nor material weal...
by Freddie
25 Apr 2019, 4:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 470
Views: 8954

Re: Extinction Rebellion

Freddie seems to feel that we can absolve ourselves from the harm to the planet already done, as well as that we continue to do, by noting that there is loadsa pollution in "The East". This is a terrible olde argument of the "everyone's doing it and them over there are worse, so I'm ...
by Freddie
24 Apr 2019, 10:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 470
Views: 8954

Re: Extinction Rebellion

We could educate the greedymen running various businesses in The West not to shove off the cost of disposing of their packaging and other plastic dross on to others. We could educate them not to produce the plastic dross in the first place. Certainly no greedymen from The East run businesses. Busin...
by Freddie
24 Apr 2019, 2:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 470
Views: 8954

Re: Extinction Rebellion

But however she has undoubtedly made a far greater contribution to raising awareness than her trip's pollution Who isn't aware that needs to be then? Surely, everyone that can do anything significant is already well aware. What use 'awareness' if nothing changes. Any demonstration should be able to...
by Freddie
23 Apr 2019, 11:03am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 470
Views: 8954

Re: Extinction Rebellion

Science isn't infallible and science is swayed by the whims and culture of the time as anything else. In the 1940s someone got a Nobel Prize for pioneering frontal lobotomies of schizophrenics: https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/medicine/1949/moniz/article/ In the 1960s doctors backed by the best (th...
by Freddie
23 Apr 2019, 10:25am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...who buys this stuff?
Replies: 53
Views: 2455

Re: ...who buys this stuff?

The amount you can spend on a watch astonishes me also. I watched a few celebrity watch collection videos on Youtube. I was staggered not so much by the price, but how ugly so many of the watches were. The same can often be said of the homes the nouveau riche live in, grey, white and beige sometime...
by Freddie
23 Apr 2019, 10:08am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 470
Views: 8954

Re: Extinction Rebellion

Maybe an extinction level event is needed for the planet to get back to a sustainable population level. It wouldn't be pretty, but what can you say? All the concern in the world from Europeans (including those taking unnecessary flights in planes) will not account for the other 90% of the World's po...
by Freddie
21 Apr 2019, 3:45pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Trekking handlebars advice pls.
Replies: 18
Views: 763

Re: Trekking handlebars advice pls.

Show us a picture of your bike from the side, as it is at the moment.
by Freddie
21 Apr 2019, 3:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Are the British particularly big polluters?
Replies: 4
Views: 252

Re: Are the British particularly big polluters?

It seems per head of the population China isn't that bad regarding carbon emissions (look at US and Saudi!), I imagine it could be much lower still if they were using cleaner energy. However, a lot of plastic seems to make its way into the sea from mainly Asian rivers: https://www.dw.com/cda/en/almo...
by Freddie
21 Apr 2019, 3:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best Folding Tourer?
Replies: 59
Views: 2510

Re: Best Folding Tourer?

If it is truly only for a few days a year, why not take your saddle, shoes and pedals (and a tape measure), hire a bike there and reproduce the position (reach, saddle height and so on) on it there. It seems a lot of effort for just a few days a year. With a small folding bicycle, the cycling will s...
by Freddie
21 Apr 2019, 3:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Are the British particularly big polluters?
Replies: 4
Views: 252

Are the British particularly big polluters?

By all means, try to pollute less, but is the British contribution to pollution but a drop in the ocean? I don't know what sway our government has over Chinese pollution levels, perhaps we should send Extinction Rebellion to China to protest their government instead? https://www.cnbc.com/2017/05/31/...
by Freddie
21 Apr 2019, 3:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Single Use Plastics
Replies: 28
Views: 772

Re: Single Use Plastics

as and when being...how often? i wonder if the bristles separate from the brush head quicker when the brush is bamboo. it is difficult trying to be eco-friendly, that much is true.