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rs1952

4,028 posts

147 months

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Monday 17th January 2011 quote quote all
Tsippy said:
s2art said:
rs1952 said:
I do not deny that the man has some intelligence;
I do. He has the classic properties of someone educated beyond their ability.
That's quite a good way to describe him actually!
But never underestimate the power of your opponents wink

Digga

13,912 posts

171 months

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Monday 17th January 2011 quote quote all
rs1952 said:
Tsippy said:
s2art said:
rs1952 said:
I do not deny that the man has some intelligence;
I do. He has the classic properties of someone educated beyond their ability.
That's quite a good way to describe him actually!
But never underestimate the power of your opponents wink
Or tts. They can be surprisingly effective and difficult opponents, as are bds.

(And never argue with an idiot. They'll drag you down to their level and then beat you with years of experience.)

HTH

Gun

13,276 posts

106 months

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Are these going to be streamed online anywhere? I'd love to watch him get torn to shreds by intelligent people who actually know what they're talking about. Or just to see him resort to the usual tactics of a deluded person, shouting people down like a Labour party member on Question Time.

rs1952

4,028 posts

147 months

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Monday 17th January 2011 quote quote all
Digga said:
rs1952 said:
Tsippy said:
s2art said:
rs1952 said:
I do not deny that the man has some intelligence;
I do. He has the classic properties of someone educated beyond their ability.
That's quite a good way to describe him actually!
But never underestimate the power of your opponents wink
Or tts. They can be surprisingly effective and difficult opponents, as are bds.

(And never argue with an idiot. They'll drag you down to their level and then beat you with years of experience.)

HTH
Tell me about it....

I spent nine years as a Complaints Officer for a Housing Association. The biggest pains in the arse are intelligent people with too much time on their hands rolleyes

Symbolica

10,125 posts

103 months

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Monday 17th January 2011 quote quote all
caziques said:
Come and test your wits
Against him I think I'd only need half of it.
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F i F

24,375 posts

139 months

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No matter how good your argument or well researched it would be like trying to heckle a comedian who has already got the audience laughing.

They have the mike, you don't.
They have a few hangers on who will take their side regardless.
You might get a couple of sarcy comments out, but will not be allowed the time or means to produce a reasoned argument.
They have the mike AND the option at some later point to come out with a sarcy comment apropos of nothing other than to make you look an idiot.
Did I say they have the mike and you don't?

Barge - pole - ignore him. What's the point?

Engineer1

10,454 posts

97 months

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Monday 17th January 2011 quote quote all
Neil_Sc said:
I wonder how he will be getting to the venues, carbon neutral flying carpet perhaps?
I was thinking this surely the answer is a virtual lecture tour using a telephone and a printed picture faxed to each venue, anything more than that is using unnecessary power and fossil fuel, after all if it is running out better petrol heads enjoy it than a whiney left wing tt wastes it.

The real Apache

38,982 posts

172 months

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Monday 17th January 2011 quote quote all
s2art said:
rs1952 said:
I do not deny that the man has some intelligence;
I do. He has the classic properties of someone educated beyond their ability.
Surely if he was educated to even a modest standard he'd have a basic grasp of how things work? IMO he's the perfect stereotype of someone who knows little yet shouts the loudest

pilchardthecat

7,257 posts

67 months

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Monday 17th January 2011 quote quote all
Dear Mr Monbiot

Since you appear to be incapable of distinguishing the difference between a death threat, and some random nobody venting on the internet, i assure you that i do not actually wish for you to come to any harm - at the hands of crazed yokels or by any other means.

I would have thought that as a journalist you might be aware of the basic nature of "the internet" and the fact that the anonymity it provides allows people to say all kinds of things, adopt alter egos, and behave in a completely different way to that which they themselves might find acceptable in "the real world".

Clearly it's useful to your argument to find and publish this kind of garbage, but you really shouldn't believe everything you read on the internet...

Oh, and for the record, it's not primarily your views on the environment that give me need for venting - i'm an AGW agnostic rather than an athiest (because the science has been usurped by real politik). No, it's your and Toynbees support for the mindless authoritarianism from the labour party and the EU over that last few years that really gets my goat.

The fact that little people like me don't have a say in things like the Lisbon Treaty is precisely why we feel powerless, and that's what makes us feel like we need to vent. If only we lived in a democracy and someone actually represented us...



Edited by pilchardthecat on Monday 24th January 09:43


Edited by Mr Will on Monday 24th January 18:07

LongQ

10,281 posts

121 months

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Sunday 23rd January 2011 quote quote all
Someone seems to have upset that nice mild Mr. Monbiot.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/georgemonbio...


The real Apache

38,982 posts

172 months

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Sunday 23rd January 2011 quote quote all
hehe

I think he's realised the ststorm he's left himself open for with this astonishing gesture, he's not so stupid as to take rhetoric on a website forum as serious so I assume he's up to something else, perhaps he'll cry off soon citing fear of personal attack.

I don't think I've ever read such self obsessed drivel in my entire life

Guam

22,460 posts

156 months

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Sunday 23rd January 2011 quote quote all
As you are reading this Moonbat, why dont you grow the fk up and realise that this is a motoring forum with sardonic humour writ large.

Dont flatter yourself that anyone takes the turgid nonsense you scribe, seriously enough to warrant a "real death threat" you utter pillock!

Please feel free to come on here and respond, plus there is a Climate change thread, where you can come in and try and peddle your particular brand of horest with intellectually capable readers!!


Over to you George!!

ETA links for the hard of searching

Climate Change the big debate

Climate Cat out of the Bag? Potentially dynamite revelations

Edited by The Excession on Monday 24th January 18:20

rs1952

4,028 posts

147 months

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Sunday 23rd January 2011 quote quote all
Well I'm disappointed - he didn't quote me.

Perhaps he's working on a libel action because I may have suggested he was intelligent .....

The real Apache

38,982 posts

172 months

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Guam said:
As you are reading this Moonbat, why dont you grow the fk up and realise that this is a motoring forum with sardonic humour writ large.

Dont flatter yourself that anyone takes the turgid nonsense you scribe, seriously enough to warrant a "real death threat" you utter pillock!

Please feel free to come on here and respond, plus there is a Climate change thread, where you can come in and try and peddle your particular brand of horest with intellectually capable readers!!


Over to you George!!
Good point! he's happy to make false accusations from the safety of his own website but fails to take the opportunity to come here to argue his case. A real own goal IMO

thinfourth2

30,870 posts

92 months

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Woo Hoo i'm famous

Oh look a helicopter

rs1952

4,028 posts

147 months

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Sunday 23rd January 2011 quote quote all
Having just waded through the comments on that article, I notice that there are quite a few variations on "Maybe there's an undercover policeman logged on at Pistonheads right now?? Or one even married to a Pistonheads user?"

Perhaps somebody ought to post the information over there that there are many serving and retired Plod using PH. Or would that detract just a little bit from the sensationalism of the article? rolleyes

don4l

4,233 posts

64 months

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Sunday 23rd January 2011 quote quote all
LongQ said:
Someone seems to have upset that nice mild Mr. Monbiot.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/georgemonbio...
roflrofl
That is the absolutely the funniest thing that I have seen in ages.

How on Earth did you find this thread, George? Were you massaging your ego by Googling yourself?

Don
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caziques

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1,238 posts

56 months

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Sunday 23rd January 2011 quote quote all
Quote from MBs article about this thread

"I have a couple of other observations. These are events designed to allow my opponents as well as my supporters or anyone else to speak. People who contribute to the Pistonheads forum are as welcome as anyone to come and have an argument – as long as they leave their weapons behind. But it seems that they don't want a debate. They want to silence those with whom they disagree, and they fantasise about doing so by killing them."

Come on, who has fantasies about George?

Oakey

16,913 posts

104 months

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Could be worse, we could have made a TV advertisement depicting us blowing him up...

powerstroke

2,905 posts

48 months

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I think he is great and should carry on as he is, like spouting crap when he's wheeled on to radio shows such as Jeremy Vine, I think most people just think oh it's that left wing eco idiot again.. get rid of him and they might find someone more convincing
to spread the eco crap...
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