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Extinction Rebellion

Discussion in 'Current Affairs' started by Schindler, Sep 5, 2020.

  1. StretfordEnd

    StretfordEnd Fools can be kings
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    Miss out on an all-expenses paid jolly you mean?
     
  2. Andy SFC

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    What all this talk of violence? Moving someone with reasonable force who refuses to move out of your way is not violence. If you were walking down the street and someone was walking directly in front of, facing you and tryING to make you stop, how long would you put up with it? People have been seen reasoning with the protestors, but they don't budge, this is the next stage and as others have said it won't be long till someone is seriously hurt or killed. What kind of people don't move out of the way of ambulances? If they want to get their message to the government, go and block government ministers at the end of their road, stopping working class people getting to work is hardly going to worry Boris and his chums.
     
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    Precisely.

    Even seeing the paramedic trying to reason with them, wasn't working.

    I also saw an interview with a bloke who said that he lost the chance at getting a job because he was over an hour late for his interview. I mean it's not saying that he would have gotten the job, but any chance he had, was gone due to being stuck in traffic because of these protestors.

    It'll be a matter of time, before someone seriously gets hurt. I've already said that they have every right to protest, as are others, but the whole point of the protest gets lost within the hatred and anger that they are getting because of their methods, and being unable to be reasoned with.

    Agreed, there are ways and means of doing things. If you do it the right way, chances are you'll get more people onside with your points, and possibly join the cause, but when you're blatantly affecting other people's lives, livelihoods, and not being reasonable, you just become hated and a nuisance that people won't see what your protesting for.
     
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    Like these .... good design like the old school litter pickers that park keepers used to use although I do worry that they probably wouldn't hold much :) 250234263_908429033124670_7637283516571836048_n.jpg
     
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  5. StretfordEnd

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    In slightly related news, this is the 'carpark' for those who are attending COP26.

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    They really are a shining example to us all.

    Meanwhile in Italy, Biden's visit to see the Pope and discuss climate change involved him travelling in an 85 car motorcade.

    President Joe Biden criss-crossed Rome in a presidential motorcade that ran to 85 cars – to kick off a trip that will conclude with a climate summit in Glasgow.

    The president always travels with a sizable contingent of aides, military officials, and medical officials.

    But this time, his retinue was padded even further for his audience with Pope Francis – his fourth. While in Rome, an old city with many narrow roads, Biden's motorcade was extended by Italian COVID-19 restrictions which limit passengers to four people per vehicle.

    Biden travels in 'the Beast' almost wherever he goes, and his motorcade typically includes a second fully armored presidential limo. It also includes special communications vehicles, an ambulance, police escorts, and vehicles containing armed agents – along with vans carrying photographers and press who shadow the president wherever he travels.

    An audience with the pope is one that aides clamor to join in every administration, and Biden's was no exception.

    The manifest provided by the White House showed Biden led a party of a dozen people, including the first lady, White House physician Dr. Kevin O'Connor, security advisor Jake Sullivan, and senior advisor Mike Donilon. The president was accompanied by senior officials including Secretary of State Antony Blinken and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, among others.

    And all the big shots translated to even more cars. A pool reporter traveling with the president cited the 85-car figure. A Washington Post journalist in Rome tweeted out video of the extended motorcade.

    It was difficult to quantify the carbon footprint of the fleet, although many of the vehicles are gas-guzzlers topped by the Beast's reported 244-horsepower engine, which must lug a Cadillac with eight-inch plating.


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    Joe Biden rides in massive 85-car motorcade in Rome to chat about danger of climate change with Pope | Daily Mail Online

    Also, RDS unveiled? ;)

     
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    Hmm, maybe these protesters have a point.

     
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    Probably jet lagged from all the flying he's been doing to save the planet.



     
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    Nice little virtue signal with a lot of do as I say not as I do empty rhetoric.
     
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    Absolutely amazing effort all those protestors walking to Glasgow...........they all did I'm assuming?:hmmm:whistle
     
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    Nice bit of bird for 9 of those Insulate Britain wronguns :laugh:

    Nine Insulate Britain protesters have been jailed for breaching an injunction designed to prevent road blockades.

    Activists began a wave of protests two months ago, blocking the M25, roads in London and elsewhere in the UK.

    Ana Heyatawin, 58, and Louis McKechnie, 20, were jailed for three months while Dr Ben Buse, 36, Roman Paluch-Machnik, 28, Oliver Rock, 41, Emma Smart, 44, Tim Speers, 36, and James Thomas, 47, all received four-month sentences.

    The group vowed to continue protesting.

    The submissions made by Ben Taylor, 37, to the court on Tuesday were described by Dame Victoria Sharp as "inflammatory" and a "call to arms", and he was therefore given a longer sentence of six months "to deter (him) from committing further breaches".

    The judge, sitting with Mr Justice Chamberlain, said there was no alternative to custodial sentences given that the group's actions were so serious and they had made it clear they intended to further flout court orders.

    She said: "The defendants, or some of them, seem to want to be martyrs for their cause and the media campaign surrounding this hearing appears designed to suggest this.



    Insulate Britain protesters jailed for defying road blockade ban
     
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    Those sentences are about right, they should be doubled if the same eco-warriors commit the same offences when they are released though.
     
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