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Old 16th August 2019, 01:28 PM   #321
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Originally Posted by uke2se View Post
Again, it's like you don't even read what you are replying to. Do you not understand what the complaint is regarding the cockwomble's tweet?
Arron Banks is a deeply unpleasant POS who almost certainly used corrupt tactics to bring about a 'leave' vote over Brexit.


He's hardly got any morals anyway, so who cares what his opinion on climate change is. He's in the same corner as Katie Hopkins and probably thrives on being perceived as a 'hater'.
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Old 16th August 2019, 01:28 PM   #322
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Originally Posted by Vixen View Post
Arron Banks is a deeply unpleasant POS who almost certainly used corrupt tactics to bring about a 'leave' vote over Brexit.


He's hardly got any morals anyway, so who cares what his opinion on climate change is. He's in the same corner as Katie Hopkins and probably thrives on being perceived as a 'hater'.
So the answer is that, no, you don't actually understand what the complain is.
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Old 16th August 2019, 01:35 PM   #323
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Are you unfamiliar with human communication? I ask because you seem to be having a completely different conversation than the rest of us.

No, they aren't supposed to hide in a corner. They are supposed to not take a swipe at Greta Thunberg, or else they will be rightly called out as haters. This isn't rocket science. Apply some thought and I'm sure you'll get it.
So as far as you are concerned anyone who doesn't wholly support the mission statement of Greenpeace and Extinction Rebellion are 'haters'.

Yet they may have come to their views equally as scientifically as Greta and her parents.

A more moderate view is to concur we should cut down on our carbon footprint and stop plastic and micro-particle pollution but are not convinced that schoolchildren going on strike or hurray Henry's blocking the roads to stop people going to work or visiting dying parents in hospital is so absolutely essential and urgent that anyone who doesn't fully back these activities is a 'hater'.
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Old 16th August 2019, 01:39 PM   #324
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So as far as you are concerned anyone who doesn't wholly support the mission statement of Greenpeace and Extinction Rebellion are 'haters'.
Jesus Christ...

Read my post again. I'm not going to make this any easier for you, because it's easy enough to understand as it is, and watching you struggle has started to take on a kind of morbid fascination for me.

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Yet they may have come to their views equally as scientifically as Greta and her parents.
People who deny climate change cannot have come to their views scientifically, per definition.

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A more moderate view is to concur we should cut down on our carbon footprint and stop plastic and micro-particle pollution but are not convinced that schoolchildren going on strike or hurray Henry's blocking the roads to stop people going to work or visiting dying parents in hospital is so absolutely essential and urgent that anyone who doesn't fully back these activities is a 'hater'.
No, that's not a moderate view. That's a cowardly view that isn't going any length towards solving the problem. As for the "hater" thing, I'm interested to see how long it's going to take you to figure it out.
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Her dad is with her so it's not much different from a parent taking their kid along with them for the ride. To see the news reports one could be forgiven for thinking she was a lone traveller, aside from the crew. There are also two cameramen so I expect there'll be some lucrative commercial vlogging to pay their fees and for the charter of the yacht.
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Old 16th August 2019, 03:51 PM   #326
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Her dad is with her so it's not much different from a parent taking their kid along with them for the ride. To see the news reports one could be forgiven for thinking she was a lone traveller, aside from the crew. There are also two cameramen so I expect there'll be some lucrative commercial vlogging to pay their fees and for the charter of the yacht.
Charter for the yacht? I thought you said Greta's parents bought it for her. It and the whole crew.

Can her parents do anything right in your eyes?

Also, why are you still so determined to deprive Greta Thunberg of any agency? Are you jealous that she's doing more at her age than you've managed to do during your whole life, so it just has to be her parents?
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Charter for the yacht? I thought you said Greta's parents bought it for her. It and the whole crew.

Can her parents do anything right in your eyes?

Also, why are you still so determined to deprive Greta Thunberg of any agency? Are you jealous that she's doing more at her age than you've managed to do during your whole life, so it just has to be her parents?
From Twitter:

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At around Greta's age Alexander was subduing Thrace and crushing the Illyrians. Joan scattered the English at Orleans. Prince Hal hunted Glyndwr across Wales.

It's our aged society that is unusual. Not Greta.
I wonder if she'll see any mermaids?
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I went to Devil's Point in Plymouth to see Greta off on her journey to the US. Here's a photo I took of her waving at me:

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God, the replies to that tweet are depressing. Ad-hominem and whataboutism galore.
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You can follow her boat's progress across the Atlantic here:

www.borisherrmannracing.com/a-race-we-must-win
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I went to Devil's Point in Plymouth to see Greta off on her journey to the US. Here's a photo I took of her waving at me:

Good show. I wish I was there.
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There's something perversely comical about adults literally resorting to schoolyard style bullying against a teenage youth.
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Why is she going? She has nothing to contribute.
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Why is she going? She has nothing to contribute.

Why are you opposed to her going? It seems you think she does have something to contribute, which you'd prefer she didn't.
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Why are you opposed to her going? It seems you think she does have something to contribute, which you'd prefer she didn't.
How do you reach that conclusion? I literally indicated the issue is don't be there if you are not really contributing. There are other places you can go and hang around people with no power making no contributions. Like this forum.

Though admittedly, my objection is more with her December leg of the trip than this one.

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How do you reach that conclusion? I literally indicated the issue is don't be there if you are not really contributing. There are other places you can go and hang around people with no power making no contributions. Like this forum.

Though admittedly, my objection is more with her December leg of the trip than this one.

Well, that might be a believable excuse, if you had some sort of track record of being consistently opposed to people being places where they weren't really contributing. That's something that happens pretty often, for instance with sports spectators, protestors, bloggers and other amateur journalists, tourists, non-presenting conference attendees, sightseers and so forth.

But you've singled out Thunberg on that basis. Curious, and not really plausible. I think my original assessment still stands up pretty well.
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Well, that might be a believable excuse, if you had some sort of track record of being consistently opposed to people being places where they weren't really contributing. That's something that happens pretty often, for instance with sports spectators, protestors, bloggers and other amateur journalists, tourists, non-presenting conference attendees, sightseers and so forth.

But you've singled out Thunberg on that basis. Curious, and not really plausible. I think my original assessment still stands up pretty well.
I definitely oppose live sporting event attendance.
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Probably because I don't think it's a valid point.
Just to check, cos I missed your answer last time:

You don't believe global warming is happening? Or do you? Or do you believe it's not man made?
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There's something perversely comical about adults literally resorting to schoolyard style bullying against a teenage youth.

She scares them. A lot. They know that the usual tactics of obfuscate, ad hom, distract and vilify look extremely petty when leveled at the young.

She scares the **** out of them because people are listening to her. It's why they descend to what they view as insults like 'her parents helped'.
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Originally Posted by 3point14 View Post
Just to check, cos I missed your answer last time:

You don't believe global warming is happening? Or do you? Or do you believe it's not man made?
The vogue amongst many right wingers nowadays is to be nihilistic about climate change. This is because they have lost the argument about whether or not it's real in the eyes of the general public. The trick now is to get people so apathetic about it so they see any action as meaningless. It's not a completely new tactic, but it seems to be the main focus nowadays, at least online. The crazies still deny it, of course, as do many of the loonier politicians, but the big dogs on the right know when to fold a losing hand.

I'm not saying theprestige is knowingly using this tactic. I'm sure he just follows the leader.
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Charter for the yacht? I thought you said Greta's parents bought it for her. It and the whole crew.

Can her parents do anything right in your eyes?

Also, why are you still so determined to deprive Greta Thunberg of any agency? Are you jealous that she's doing more at her age than you've managed to do during your whole life, so it just has to be her parents?
Not at all. I can remember the scares about nuclear war. Every generation has their own cause. I did climate change from a business POV as a case study. Companies producing and selling solar panels were making huge profits and there was a scandal when quite a few of them went under, taking their creditors' monies with them.

If you look up the Thunbergs on Google you will will see Greta is backed by profit making organisations hoping to cash in on the green economy.

All this gumpf that no-one is allowed to dare say a sceptical word because Greta is a 'sixteen-year-old child with autism' is a logical fallacy.

Greta is sincere but her parents and the big corporations pushing her forward are rubbing their hands in glee and can hear the kerching sounds the more PR she gets.

I am sorry if an obvious truth is too hard for you to bear but I am not going to act as though Greta is some kind of messiah.
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I went to Devil's Point in Plymouth to see Greta off on her journey to the US. Here's a photo I took of her waving at me:

Great pic. Is that her dad at the back keeping out of the lime light?
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Not at all. I can remember the scares about nuclear war. Every generation has their own cause. I did climate change from a business POV as a case study. Companies producing and selling solar panels were making huge profits and there was a scandal when quite a few of them went under, taking their creditors' monies with them.
Ok, so the reason you deny Greta any agency is because some green companies took creditors' money? That doesn't make any sense.

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If you look up the Thunbergs on Google you will will see Greta is backed by profit making organisations hoping to cash in on the green economy.
I'm sure they are backing her cause. Are they directly sponsoring her? Can you prove that they are?

Did you know that all sponsors for the yacht have had their logos stripped for this voyage?

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All this gumpf that no-one is allowed to dare say a sceptical word because Greta is a 'sixteen-year-old child with autism' is a logical fallacy.
No, that sentence is a logical fallacy, specifically a straw man fallacy.

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Greta is sincere but her parents and the big corporations pushing her forward are rubbing their hands in glee and can hear the kerching sounds the more PR she gets.
I asked you to prove this before. Put up or shut up.

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I am sorry if an obvious truth is too hard for you to bear but I am not going to act as though Greta is some kind of messiah.
If it's so obvious you shouldn't have any trouble at all proving it. Thus far you have failed spectacularly, despite being called on your BS multiple times.

Stop running your mouth and start producing evidence.
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Great pic. Is that her dad at the back keeping out of the lime light?
Him being present would no doubt be a bad thing because the sneak is trying to keep away from the cameras (by going on his daughters highly publicized trip), and likewise, him not being there would be a bad thing because he would be leaving his vulnerable daughter alone on a boat trip over the Atlantic.

Am I right, Vixen? Poor guy just can't catch a break from you. Guess he should be glad nobody important listens to you, unlike his daughter.
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Him being present would no doubt be a bad thing because the sneak is trying to keep away from the cameras (by going on his daughters highly publicized trip), and likewise, him not being there would be a bad thing because he would be leaving his vulnerable daughter alone on a boat trip over the Atlantic.

Am I right, Vixen? Poor guy just can't catch a break from you. Guess he should be glad nobody important listens to you, unlike his daughter.
He and his wife are ardent 'green' activists, are they not? Because of their social status they have had reams of articles in Dagens Nyheter, have they not?

So why doesn't Greta and her parents all pose together? I'll tell you why, because the carefully constructed image of 'Greta the lone warrior' is a great media magnet.

Rather like the secretly married pop stars of yesteryear had to pretend they were single so as not to put the fans off and ruin their earning power.
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So why doesn't Greta and her parents all pose together?
Like this?

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He's just hungry for the attention.

Why doesn't he stay in the background?

Why did he keep her mother out of the picture?
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He and his wife are ardent 'green' activists, are they not? Because of their social status they have had reams of articles in Dagens Nyheter, have they not?
The father is a fairly well known actor and the mother is an opera singer. They are bound to have many articles printed about them.

But, again, your reply to my post has nothing to do with my post. I don't understand why you bother quoting me when you are going to discuss something completely different to what I was discussing. Again, it's like you don't understand the basics of human communication.

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So why doesn't Greta and her parents all pose together? I'll tell you why, because the carefully constructed image of 'Greta the lone warrior' is a great media magnet.
Which percentage of photos of them posing together would disprove this nonsense for you?

And if that percentage is too high, will you immediately flip and claim that it proves that they are behind her efforts?

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Rather like the secretly married pop stars of yesteryear had to pretend they were single so as not to put the fans off and ruin their earning power.
I don't even...

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As I said, this is less of a deal than her December portion. This summit literally has a youth summit (which she is too young for)?

Because important things have youth summits. Remember how important that youth summit was in planning operation overlord?
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He's just hungry for the attention.

Why doesn't he stay in the background?

Why did he keep her mother out of the picture?
Surely the lack of pictures of Greta posing with George Soros proves that he's behind her efforts, doesn't it? I mean, why aren't they posing together? It is, of course, because the image George Soros has created for Greta is that of a lone warrior. It's all very logical.
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Old 17th August 2019, 03:16 PM   #351
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Originally Posted by uke2se View Post
Charter for the yacht? I thought you said Greta's parents bought it for her. It and the whole crew.

Can her parents do anything right in your eyes?

Also, why are you still so determined to deprive Greta Thunberg of any agency? Are you jealous that she's doing more at her age than you've managed to do during your whole life, so it just has to be her parents?
I think youíve nailed it.
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Old 17th August 2019, 03:22 PM   #352
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I think youíve nailed it.
This would be an interesting comment if she had done something.
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Old 17th August 2019, 03:47 PM   #353
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Originally Posted by BobTheCoward View Post
This would be an interesting comment if she had done something.
I know you like to play Spock, but raising global warming on the political agenda is an achievement.
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Originally Posted by jimbob View Post
I know you like to play Spock, but raising global warming on the political agenda is an achievement.
That was awesome when the first million people did it. Al Gore for example. Through no fault of her own, the returns are extremely diminished.
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Originally Posted by uke2se View Post
The father is a fairly well known actor and the mother is an opera singer. They are bound to have many articles printed about them.

But, again, your reply to my post has nothing to do with my post. I don't understand why you bother quoting me when you are going to discuss something completely different to what I was discussing. Again, it's like you don't understand the basics of human communication.



Which percentage of photos of them posing together would disprove this nonsense for you?

And if that percentage is too high, will you immediately flip and claim that it proves that they are behind her efforts?



I don't even...

The articles aren't about them. It is pages of Malena hammering home the climate change message.

Malena and Svante (named after Svante Arnnehius, not Svante Sture) are archetypal proud parents living vicariously through their daughter/s.

Good luck to them but let's not pretend Greta is any random schoolgirl.
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I think youíve nailed it.
You can't possibly know what I've done in my lifetime.
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I know you like to play Spock, but raising global warming on the political agenda is an achievement.
That's well and good but she's not the first by a long chalk.
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Originally Posted by BobTheCoward View Post
That was awesome when the first million people did it. Al Gore for example. Through no fault of her own, the returns are extremely diminished.
Life is an Instagram account, now? "Hey, we got a million likes and Lady Gaga retweeted us, we can stop protesting the pulp mill pumping arsenic into the reservoir, Marge. Wanna play some Dungeons and Dragons for the rest of our lives?"

If what little she does helps to boost awareness, I'm all for it. What's the downside, really? No one's taking your hard-earned rights to your individual property away. Do you have better things she could be doing with the funds that she's using? They're not YOUR funds, doesn't it fly in the face of all Bob-Logic that you would give a rat's ass what she does?
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Life is an Instagram account, now? "Hey, we got a million likes and Lady Gaga retweeted us, we can stop protesting the pulp mill pumping arsenic into the reservoir, Marge. Wanna play some Dungeons and Dragons for the rest of our lives?"

If what little she does helps to boost awareness, I'm all for it. What's the downside, really? No one's taking your hard-earned rights to your individual property away. Do you have better things she could be doing with the funds that she's using? They're not YOUR funds, doesn't it fly in the face of all Bob-Logic that you would give a rat's ass what she does?
I haven't thought about any sort of financial or property costs. As far as I was concerned she was using a teleportation circle. I was discussing her level of accomplishment in an absolute sense and not a marginal benefit vs marginal costs.
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Great pic. Is that her dad at the back keeping out of the lime light?
Not sure which one is her dad - he is on the boat with her, though.
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