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Way to go Greta

Discussion in 'off topic' started by ff1d1l, Jul 30, 2019.

  1. ff1d1l

    ff1d1l pfm Member

    Nick_G, mikemusic, calorgas and 3 others like this.
  2. hifinutt

    hifinutt hifinutt

    Yes impressive , no TV , no showers , a bucket for a toilet . hope she survives the 2 week journey and still smiling after it
     
  3. ff1d1l

    ff1d1l pfm Member

    Seasickness would worry me more than those. 2 weeks of it could be seriously debilitating.
     
  4. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    She won't be seasick for 2 weeks. She will get sick but the body adjusts after a day or so of misery.
     
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  5. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator

  6. Joe P

    Joe P certified Buffologist / mod

    Andrew,

    Wait until climate changes really kicks in. Greta and her generation are going to pay bigly for our decades of inaction. We'll mostly get away with having to deal with just the odd heat wave and drought.

    Joe
     
  7. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator

    Didn’t say wasn’t a good cause. She’s using her celebrity status to good effect.
     
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  8. vuk

    vuk \o/ choose anarchy

    but it's the total opposite of that. she has become a celebrity because of her good effects.
     
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  9. dweezil

    dweezil pfm Member

    The trip won't be particularly pleasant, stuck in a small boat with four strangers surrounded by sea.

    A combination of stir crazy and low level agoraphobia.
     
  10. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    Probably not, but she has to walk the walk as well as talk the talk because if she doesn't she will be shot down. You can only imagine it, "She lectures us while flying around the world!" I'd be happy to lend her my bike to get around town anytime she needs it, it's a laudable thing that she is doing. My bike is older than her and has been pedalled over 20,000 miles so I think that we can call it carbon neutral by now.

    In any case, she's only 16 so she will be able to sleep anywhere and treat it as the great adventure that it is.
     
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  11. Cheese

    Cheese Bitter lover

    I don’t know. Many Fishies have issues with divinities, in the case of Greta Thunberg it’s OK apparently.

    Nothing against her, but the phenomenon feels somewhat fishy to me (who is her boss ?)
     
  12. stephen bennett

    stephen bennett Mr Enigma

    Why does she need a 'boss'? Sometimes people just have strongly held views they put into actions.

    It's the way they're brought up in Sweden.

    I would have thought Skype would have been more appropriate. Or holo-Skype.



    Stephen
     
  13. Joe P

    Joe P certified Buffologist / mod

    Greta takes her marching orders from the Koch brothers and is funded by the impoverished fossil fuel industry.

    It’s so obvious.

    Joe
     
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  14. vuk

    vuk \o/ choose anarchy

    "building apps that leverage your world"

    /o\

    kill me now
     
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  15. Still

    Still he said his naim was ralph

    Oxymoronic, but who is your boss?
     
  16. Cheese

    Cheese Bitter lover

    You're not being entirely serious, Stephen, are you ?
     
  17. mikemusic

    mikemusic pfm Member

    Greta is a hero.
    Being on the autistic spectrum enables her to keep at it regardless.
    We need more auties
     
  18. Joe P

    Joe P certified Buffologist / mod

    I know she wants to save the planet from an environmental catastrophe but why? What’s in it for her and roughly 7.7 billion people?

    If someone can answer that we’ll know why she’s doing this.

    Joe
     
  19. Cheese

    Cheese Bitter lover

    I don't mean the Mossad or the KGB. I mean she's still a young girl, a rather brilliant one maybe, still the whole circus will end up being a burden to her one day. Some people do have a very strong interest in her actions and are all to happy to push her in the direction they want, as good as their cause may be. I fear another Shirley Temple syndrome for her.

    On another note, in all honesty, I find Sweden's stance as being the moral authority of the world rather vomit-inducing. About as believable as Switzerland or the US for that matter. I have issues with saints in general.
     
  20. Joe P

    Joe P certified Buffologist / mod

    Cheese,

    She’s doing something she feels passionately about that isn’t leading to self-enrichment.

    I suspect this is why some find her actions puzzling.

    Joe
     

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