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Extinction rebellion

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Elles, Apr 18, 2019.


  1. Elles

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    I don’t think they agree with all the planes. If we carry on as we are, there’ll be no roads, cars, planes, or people wanting to get to work. I’d be more concerned about emergency services tbh. Hopefully they won’t keep it up too long and government bodies will start to take notice.
     
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    In the meantime, the only people they upset is the man on the street. Which I don't agree with I'm afraid.

    I've tried to listen to that woman who is the co-founder. Wow, is that someone who has absolutely nothing to say and just rides the coat tails of others.

    I wish I could do that in my work....
     
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    I don’t really see what else they can do. Maybe the man in the street should take notice, join them and do something about it themselves. I hope it spreads worldwide and governments put more into tech that improves matters and start to set an example themselves and the large corps start to think there’s actually money in it.

    I’m a bit of a rebel myself. Pass the superglue, but only the vegan version. :p
     
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    A peaceful protest is one thing but causing major disruption in a City, preventing people from going about their daily lives and planning to attempt to bring an airport to a halt is not peaceful.

    Nobody should be allowed to take the law into their own hands, IMO.
     
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    Yeah, that Gail Bradbrook or whatever her name is isn't vegan. She says it doesn't agree with her apparently :rolleyes:

    Plus, how can the man in the street join them when most of them have proper jobs they have to go to. She can draw a salary from whichever 'cause' she is protesting at the time I guess.
     
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    It is peaceful. It needs to be extreme to get noticed. No one notices people marching with placards these days. They notice this. No, most of them aren’t vegan and they should be. Ideal opportunity to give a captive (superglued) audience the information about how if they really care about it, they need to go plant based.

    This is still better than scaring kids and giving them days off school. Pretend it’s snowing.;)
     
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    Didn't they try to stop the tube? Surely stopping public transport isnt what they should be doing instead trying to get people to choose public transport or green transport over using their cars?

    It's a bit of a shambles tbh, smashing windows and vandalizing buildings isn't the way to do it.
     
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    It’s bank holiday weekend
     
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    Indeed.

    They will lose public sympathy behaving in this way imo.

    It’s coming across to me more as “rent a mob” rather than an intelligent protest given the disruption and vandalism.

    The cost of policing, losses to transport and businesses must be high.
     
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    All bringing traffic to a halt and closing Heathrow will do is p*ss off the man in the street who may be attempting to get to work, a hospital appointment or go on holiday over the Bank Holiday weekend.
     
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    The ones who spray painted and vandalised the shell building have been arrested and will go to court. They must think it’s worth it. They’ve been doing small peaceful protests, no one took any notice. Unlike the French protests that were highly reported world wide. It’s to be expected that these could go the same way tbh. Especially as more people joined.

    Controversial indeed. :)
     
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    The woman I mentioned is called a 'compassionate revolutionary-for hire' in one article I read.

    It plainly pays her to do bugger all so must be pretty lucrative.
     
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    Lol. Must be making a difference then.

    Is their message the right one?
     
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    It doesn't matter if it is. The ways and means are also important.
     
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    Yep and given that it’s getting worse not better, the end may well justify the means. We’ve hardly talked about climate change in recent times, what with Brexit.
     
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    Pretty obvious police PR tactic there. Keeps the peace I suppose.
     
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    You may have missed the climate change thread that keeps getting longer then....
     
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    Sir David Attenborough has been the one who, through his last documentary,has really highlighted the problem of plastic in the oceans and the harm it causes.

    Difficult to imagine him rampaging around London, smashing windows.

    There really is no justification for breaking the law.
     
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