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London Climate Protests

Discussion in 'off topic' started by drummerman, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. drummerman

    drummerman pfm Member

    You peel 'em off ... fast, then make 'em pay for any damage. Finally let's give a nice criminal record.
  2. MikeMA

    MikeMA pfm Member

    One of the few sensible things I've seen posted on this subject. I would have added that, on top of everything else, and excluding me, there are just too many of us.
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  3. drummerman

    drummerman pfm Member

    They will achieve very little.
  4. avole

    avole The wise never post on Internet forums

    Yeah, we should give up and do nothing about it.
    Whereas you will achieve more? Can you explain more, or, like so many people, are you just giving up? That's not being negative, many of my friends have resigned themselves to the awful reality of what the future will bring.
    Sue Pertwee-Tyr likes this.
  5. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs hearing problems

    London climate protests.

    It strikes me that if the weather was cold and raining, i.e. Normal, then there wouldn't be so many protesters.

    The weather is shining down on the righteous so it appears.

    My best mates daughter has been down in London protesting. Apparently there are compost lavatories set up for their convenience requirements. Free food being handed out (it sounded unpalatable to me) and a general sense of festival.
    Good luck to them, although my focus would be more on urging people to vote for the Green party if they want political change.
    My daughter protested many times in her youth, Newbury bypass, some local wood being torn down etc.

    It is good to have protest I think, whether one agrees with it or not. At least in the U.K. one can protest without the fear of death or 'disappearing.'
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  6. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    Water will unstick skin from superglue.
  7. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    I notice that with no hint of irony Emma Thomson has flown in from LA to join the protest.

    Richard Curtis is probably working on a screenplay right now.
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  8. drummerman

    drummerman pfm Member

    Nothing will make any difference. It's a runaway train. Token gestures.

    Real, drastic, life changing, inconveniencing efforts will be made ... when it's likely already to late.

    Many here are grand and noble in their armchairs giving their undying support to something like the protests. Wait until things happen that will cause inconvenience to folks here, even if it's something as little as a protest outside their local supermarkets forcing it to close for a day then see how supportive they will be.

    Watch public support diminishing as these protests carry on.

    Its human nature. We dont like inconvenience. It's also the reason, amongst other economic factors that we're f****. Whilst most of the west may have some half decent intentions folks in developing countries have other things on their minds. Little things like surviving. Of course they also want some of the pie that is wealth that we here have taken for granted for so long and can you blame them?

    Enjoy while it lasts mate.
  9. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    Well, Notre Dame got obscured by thick smoke a second time, billowing from someone’s psychodrama on that thread.
  10. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr pfm Member

    I'm not missing the point. Firstly, as Cav says, you're not as smart (or as informed) as you think you are - your Mars comment laid that bare for all to see, but when I pointed it out, rather than exhibiting humility and acknowledging the error, you doubled down.
    Secondly, your silly challenge had no basis in the post you replied to. The Earth was devastated by a 'dinosaur killer' meteor strike which brought about the end of an epoch and extinguished most of the (flourishing) life in the planet, 70 million years ago, yet here we are. That was my point, the planet is robust, but the fauna isn't. You either missed that point, or chose to, in order to display your intellectual superiority. You're just pissed that it blew up in your face.
  11. russel

    russel ./_dazed_and_confused

    Yep, as Marshall McLuhan said: "There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew."
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  12. russel

    russel ./_dazed_and_confused

    Yep, the UK spends more on petfood in a year than there is funding for fusion research.
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  13. avole

    avole The wise never post on Internet forums

    So that's a yes ?
  14. Ragaman

    Ragaman pfm Member

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  15. drummerman

    drummerman pfm Member

    The answer to that depends on how much wishful thinking you like to apply to the issue.
  16. Marky-Mark

    Marky-Mark pfm Member

    Gee, that's terrible. Hope the coughing doesn't upset any delicate sensibilities, friendly Internet stranger!
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  17. Marky-Mark

    Marky-Mark pfm Member

    No caption required ... cuz humans are the best stewards, doncha know!

  18. Arkless Electronics

    Arkless Electronics Trade: Amp design and repairs.

    As with everything bad, capitalism is the root cause. It's pernicious sickening evil is such that even environmental issues are often ignored until they find an angle to make money from it! They'll ban "x" as being polluting maybe but only when/because a profit making recycling process for the disposal of "X" has become practical! They'll then flaunt their green credentials whilst making a killing from the process... this will go hand in hand with a new greener replacement product "Y" becoming available and at a higher price than "X" and which now has a captive market as everyone needs a "Y" to replace the "X" they've had to get rid of! If there was no money to be made from the recycling of "X" and selling of "Y" then "X" would be allowed to go on polluting as much as it likes and anyone protesting against it would be branded "tree huggers", "unwashed ecowarriors" etc.
  19. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    No worries. The Saj has announced he’s going to crack down hard on them. The party faithful will be wetting their adult nappies at the prospect.
  20. Steve Taylor

    Steve Taylor pfm Member

    Almost worked with plastic. Collect it and pay for it to be shipped to China for recycling. I wonder how much actually got there?

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