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shaolin_monkey

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Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« Reply #150 on: 03 October, 2019, 11:05:11 pm »
More on Phil Kingston, 83 year old climate protester:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHLWCkgyAd0


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Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« Reply #151 on: 04 October, 2019, 10:21:40 am »
Our best hope is that the rich can find a way to save themselves so that our species can endure for a little while longer in a Martian dome or a reinforced bunker somewhere.

Don’t worry P. Bear - they’re already on it. This is an excerpt from ‘This Is Not A Drill’, the Extinction Rebellion handbook. 


Genuinely terrifying. Our amoral Overlords wish to save themselves rather than help the rest of us. As for the coming environmental disaster when you're a psychopath every day is much like any other. Who cares if a billion die so long as I'm okay, Jack.
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Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« Reply #152 on: 05 October, 2019, 08:49:07 am »
Just want to give a shout out to Phil Kingston, father of my mate Martin. This 83 year old (pictured in the middle) was one of the protestors with the fire engine at the Treasury today.

Didn't quite go according to plan though - Watching them trying and failing to grab that flailing hose was one of the funniest things I've seen in ages - the bit where the bloke in the anorak is almost knocked off his feet is priceless:https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-49918971/extinction-rebellion-lose-control-of-fake-blood-hose

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Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« Reply #153 on: 05 October, 2019, 10:24:17 am »
Sam Reimi's on the phone, he wants his effect back....

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Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« Reply #154 on: 05 October, 2019, 09:53:36 pm »
So in the land of the climate change deniers and fossil fuel magnates, another (very dangerous) heatwave breaks records.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2019/10/03/exceptional-october-heatwave-topples-records-another-day-heat-slowly-retreats-south/

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Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« Reply #155 on: 05 October, 2019, 10:38:59 pm »
An article from earlier this year, tracking how much dosh the fossil fuel giants are pumping into lies, obfuscation and denial:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/niallmccarthy/2019/03/25/oil-and-gas-giants-spend-millions-lobbying-to-block-climate-change-policies-infographic/

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Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« Reply #156 on: 05 October, 2019, 11:07:11 pm »

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Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« Reply #157 on: 06 October, 2019, 10:41:39 pm »
The back cover of prog 616 (1989) has a Press For Action message sponsored by the NatWest bank. It has various animals in a rainforest with speech bubbles.

The parrot says "Half of the rain forests have already been destroyed!" [They missed a trick there by not having it say *squawk* at the end.]

The sloth says "They're cutting down our homes!" [A little agitated for a sloth, but I see what they're trying to do.]

Is that an anteater? It says "One fifth of the world's animals and plants are in danger!"

Uh, a tapir? "There aren't many of us left!"

Some kind of monkey: "We're losing our breeding grounds!"

And a sad, lonely gravestone: "Puerto Rican Blue Pigeon Already Extinct".
fate amenable to change

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Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« Reply #158 on: 07 October, 2019, 12:44:20 pm »
If you see anyone in government or the media say Extinction Rebellion are a violent movement, do not believe a word of it.


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Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« Reply #159 on: 07 October, 2019, 01:15:23 pm »
The back cover of prog 616 (1989) has a Press For Action message sponsored by the NatWest bank. It has various animals in a rainforest with speech bubbles.

If only it had had an effect on RBoS's investments (fossil fuel, vivisection and oil extraction).

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Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« Reply #160 on: 09 October, 2019, 10:00:46 am »
Given that we are all supposedly unable to change our minds, how did the same people go overnight from "climate change isn't happening, scientists are all conspiring to embezzle grant money" to "you need to look at the science, climate collapse is inevitable, there's no point trying to do anything, so why are you delaying my commute".

On another note, it is truly amazing how many people are visiting sick relatives in city centre hospitals on any given day, and how this is now a top priority for urban transport networks.

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Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« Reply #161 on: 09 October, 2019, 01:38:34 pm »
Amen brother. The cognitive dissonance is OFF. THE. SCALE.

In the meantime, Jonathan Pie just absolutely fucking nails it. Again.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuCmdtcWKog