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Way to go Greta

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

  1. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

    No justification for the actions of some but:
    "Many commuters were left scratching their heads this morning, bewildered by an environmental protest that targeted one of the most environmentally friendly ways to travel."
     
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  2. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    He was incredibly stupid and self obsessed if he didn’t realise what would happen.

    The kicking was wrong, though his kicking out whilst on the train was unacceptable also, but the commuters dragging him off the train get my support.
     
  3. Marky-Mark

    Marky-Mark pfm Member

  4. Gaycha

    Gaycha pfm Member

    Point is taken...and I think by many. But what to do about it, that really is not little more then just rearranging the deckchairs on the stern of the titanic?

    My previous point about world population growth still stands and can only exacerbate this dynamic inter connected downwards spiral.
     
  5. tiggers

    tiggers pfm Member

    To be fair London is pretty much like that if you have the misfortune to commute. It's a city with a higher proportion of self entitled aggressive so and so's than any other I have ever lived or worked in!
     
  6. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    Yes indeed. I spend as little time there as possible.
     
  7. vuk

    vuk \o/ choose anarchy

    have you been to cities like toronto or new york? i have a feeling that having a core financial sector is a big part of this?
     
  8. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

    I have a feeling that commuting on overcrowded public transport day in day out, day in day out...can tend to make some people prone to aggressive behaviour when provoked. I don't condone it.
     
  9. vuk

    vuk \o/ choose anarchy

    @Joe P and other voting soon in canada, please check this out:

    https://www.cooperateforclimate.ca

    The petition is calling on all candidates to commit to working across party lines for bold climate action.
     
  10. Joe P

    Joe P certified Buffologist / mod

    Vuk,

    Roger wilco.

    Joe
     
  11. Joe P

    Joe P certified Buffologist / mod

    I came across this today while searching for something else. It's a good visual explanation of how scientists have sussed out historic atmospheric CO2 concentrations dating back 800,000 years and why the recent upward spike and current level of CO2 (412 ppm and rising) is unprecedented in human history.

    [​IMG]

    Joe
     
  12. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    I loved living in That London, though I always tried to live in the centre (Zone 2) and commute out so I was going the opposite direction to the masses. As a strategy it worked really well to the extent the tube/train was often virtually empty and I hardly ever had to stand, and then I was back right in the middle of things in the evening for art, gigs, food, beer etc.
     
  13. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

  14. tiggers

    tiggers pfm Member

    Yep, NY felt similar in some ways, but London seems quite special in this regard. I've seen all sorts in rush hour and I'm only there a couple of days a week. Just the other day I was on a Thameslink train arriving into Blackfriars and a city type got very aggressive with a girl simply because she was stood in front of the open/close door buttons. The train hadn't even stopped and I told him the doors open automatically in the rush hour anyway, but he claimed they would open a couple of seconds earlier if he pushed the button and then started shoving the girl. I suggested he behave and then asked he what we was going to do with the extra 2 seconds of his life? He told me to go and fornicate with myself... charming people!
     
  15. tiggers

    tiggers pfm Member

    Probably a good way to do it, but at the end of the day I much prefer the north of England to London... Manchester has its faults, but the people are generally good sorts.
     
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  16. manicatel

    manicatel pfm Member

    Even though ER has a point, the way they protest is potentially antagonistic after a while.
    I don’t work or commune to London that much, but I guess some people may eventually reach the end of their tolerance fuse over it all.
    I think today is something likely to be repeated, as distasteful as it may be.
     
  17. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

    And we have Northern Rail to put up with!
     
  18. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    If I had the money to do it well (e.g. nice big flat/small house in Notting Hill) I’d unquestionably live in That London as I just like the access to the arts etc and I love the way it is so diverse, though every time I go back I feel it looks a little more sterile and uninteresting as it becomes ever-more gentrified. Its the same with any city, the time to live there is just after the industrial collapse when the art and music counterculture moves in, but move on out when they get priced-out and it gets sterilised/yuppified. Manchester is probably quite good, I’m just too far out (in a dead neighbouring ex-mill town) to really be in the loop the way I was in Liverpool and even That London back in the ‘90s. I’m also 20 years older which doesn’t help!
     
  19. awkwardbydesign

    awkwardbydesign Officially Awesome

    Manchester was like that for us in the late 80s/early 90s. And we are 30 years older now! :(
     
  20. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    You just select the "browse for free" option.
     

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