Student strike for climate change

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Randy Winkman

6,179 posts

128 months

Friday 15th March
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rdjohn said:
Was their first lesson hypocrisy?

This morning, I cycled past the usual hoards of stationary, over-sized, emission-cheating, 4x4s loaded with mums queuing to discharge their offspring outside the school gate.

Air pollution is always someone else’s problem to solve. it is, of course, the man in the mirror that needs to change.
Er ....... you said their mums were driving.

Randy Winkman

6,179 posts

128 months

Friday 15th March
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turbobloke said:
I see it the opposite. I just ended up in the throng outside the Department for Business in Westminster and think the whole thing is great. Young people not being sheep and just copying their parents way of thinking. And inspired by a 15/16 year old girl. Fab.
Seems very sheep-like to me, it's all well and good holding a banner demanding something must be done, but how many of them are prepared to drastically alter their own life style? If we proposed a ban on mobile phones or tablets because of the environmental impact of their construction, how many would be in favour?

You also don't have to look far to see that for most it's not about saving the planet, but the usual bunch of hard-left agitators wanting to bash the tories, as evidenced by the picture a few posts up, or stuff like this.

https://order-order.com/2019/03/15/skiving-kids-ch...
I don't know - have you asked them?

garagewidow

758 posts

109 months

Friday 15th March
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rdjohn said:
Was their first lesson hypocrisy?

This morning, I cycled past the usual hoards of stationary, over-sized, emission-cheating, 4x4s loaded with mums queuing to discharge their offspring outside the school gate.

Air pollution is always someone else’s problem to solve. it is, of course, the man in the mirror that needs to change.
haha,..same here,i cycle past a private prep school which is in a dead end road,how I shake my head in dismay at watching range rovers and Porsche cayennes doing what can only be described as some sort of weird synchronised dancing as they attempt 3 point turns to leave all getting in each others way.

Russian Troll Bot

19,927 posts

166 months

Friday 15th March
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Randy Winkman said:
I don't know - have you asked them?
I think we know the answer. Although to be fair, it's not just the socialists, now it's the billionaire airline owners who are getting in on the act.

https://twitter.com/HollyBranson/status/1106238334...

I assume his fleet will be grounded tomorrow.

turbobloke

84,351 posts

199 months

Friday 15th March
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Randy Winkman said:
Russian Troll Bot said:
Randy Winkman said:
turbobloke said:
I see it the opposite. I just ended up in the throng outside the Department for Business in Westminster and think the whole thing is great. Young people not being sheep and just copying their parents way of thinking. And inspired by a 15/16 year old girl. Fab.
Seems very sheep-like to me, it's all well and good holding a banner demanding something must be done, but how many of them are prepared to drastically alter their own life style? If we proposed a ban on mobile phones or tablets because of the environmental impact of their construction, how many would be in favour?

You also don't have to look far to see that for most it's not about saving the planet, but the usual bunch of hard-left agitators wanting to bash the tories, as evidenced by the picture a few posts up, or stuff like this.

https://order-order.com/2019/03/15/skiving-kids-ch...
I don't know - have you asked them?
Ask Porsche, Mercedes, BMW and Audi sales managers, ask travel agency staff about long hauil flight bookings, ask central heating engineers.

Engage the kids for brief chat to listen to what they have to say and you'll get polly parrot indoctrination if you're lucky. Save the planet bill hooks. I don't stir the pot in schools because there's no point and it would be inappropriate / unprofesional but as I visit primary and secondary schools frequently due to working with charitable education trusts I can offer witness testimony to the above.

Asking meaningful questions of adult Greenpeace and FoE protesters outside IPCC climate beanfeasts is a waste of time, see 'Monckton'.
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wc98

7,569 posts

79 months

Friday 15th March
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Russian Troll Bot said:
Randy Winkman said:
I don't know - have you asked them?
I think we know the answer. Although to be fair, it's not just the socialists, now it's the billionaire airline owners who are getting in on the act.

https://twitter.com/HollyBranson/status/1106238334...

I assume his fleet will be grounded tomorrow.
that really isn't going well for him in the comments laugh

wc98

7,569 posts

79 months

Friday 15th March
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Randy Winkman said:
I don't know - have you asked them?
i explained to my youngest daughter and a couple of her friends what is required to reduce co2 levels as per the paris agreement and what the implications might be for their current lifestyle. the reply was ,eh no.

Evanivitch

3,875 posts

61 months

Friday 15th March
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wc98 said:
Randy Winkman said:
I don't know - have you asked them?
i explained to my youngest daughter and a couple of her friends what is required to reduce co2 levels as per the paris agreement and what the implications might be for their current lifestyle. the reply was ,eh no.
https://www.reddit.com/r/raisedbynarcissists/

turbobloke

84,351 posts

199 months

Friday 15th March
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wc98 said:
Russian Troll Bot said:
Randy Winkman said:
I don't know - have you asked them?
I think we know the answer. Although to be fair, it's not just the socialists, now it's the billionaire airline owners who are getting in on the act.

https://twitter.com/HollyBranson/status/1106238334...

I assume his fleet will be grounded tomorrow.
that really isn't going well for him in the comments laugh
Presumably this is from sombody of an age in keeping with the strikes.

It’s scary to visit a Glazier in Norway...
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The glazier may well have been surprised. Valuable Lessons > Automaton Strikes


Edited by turbobloke on Friday 15th March 15:31

dandarez

9,980 posts

222 months

Friday 15th March
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wc98 said:
Russian Troll Bot said:
Randy Winkman said:
I don't know - have you asked them?
I think we know the answer. Although to be fair, it's not just the socialists, now it's the billionaire airline owners who are getting in on the act.

https://twitter.com/HollyBranson/status/1106238334...

I assume his fleet will be grounded tomorrow.
that really isn't going well for him in the comments laugh

dandarez

9,980 posts

222 months

Friday 15th March
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Evanivitch said:
turbobloke said:
Primary school children are being needlessly frightened about the future

https://www.spiked-online.com/2019/03/07/keep-kids...
It's all a government distraction technique from the impending social crisis that the baby-boomers have left us with.

It's like baby boomers are trying to distract from the fact that everything is their fault; housing crisis, populist politics, rise in cost of Freddos and environmental mismanagement.

But they're focusing on the one thing that they can claim is everyone else's fault.
sleep
You really don't like baby-boomers do you?
Good.
You missed a fking great period in time! laugh
Yet most of us grew up on council estates. But you (un-informed prats) would never understand that. We weren't left piles of cash from the properties of our parents, unlike many of today's generation will be. We went without, but rarely, if ever, moaned.
Today, in comparison, is brimming to overload with the 'moaning generation of know-it-alls'.

Will you ever stop?
Probably.
When you realise life is shorter than you ever imagined. byebye


Randy Winkman

6,179 posts

128 months

Friday 15th March
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Russian Troll Bot said:
Randy Winkman said:
I don't know - have you asked them?
I think we know the answer. Although to be fair, it's not just the socialists, now it's the billionaire airline owners who are getting in on the act.

https://twitter.com/HollyBranson/status/1106238334...

I assume his fleet will be grounded tomorrow.
What have they got to do with a load of students on a march?

Randy Winkman

6,179 posts

128 months

Friday 15th March
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wc98 said:
Randy Winkman said:
I don't know - have you asked them?
i explained to my youngest daughter and a couple of her friends what is required to reduce co2 levels as per the paris agreement and what the implications might be for their current lifestyle. the reply was ,eh no.
Perhaps your "explanation" wasn't very good.

Biker 1

3,073 posts

58 months

Friday 15th March
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I saw a group of some 20 kids in local village this morning. As soon as it started raining, they took refuge in Costa. A while later, there was a procession of Range Rovers, Porsche Cayennes etc coming to pick the little dears up......

Oakey

23,817 posts

155 months

Friday 15th March
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Russian Troll Bot said:
I think we know the answer. Although to be fair, it's not just the socialists, now it's the billionaire airline owners who are getting in on the act.

https://twitter.com/HollyBranson/status/1106238334...

I assume his fleet will be grounded tomorrow.
To be fair, he might be concerned about the impact of rising sea levels on his private island. One assumes he rows back to the mainland?

Russian Troll Bot

19,927 posts

166 months

Friday 15th March
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Randy Winkman said:
Russian Troll Bot said:
Randy Winkman said:
I don't know - have you asked them?
I think we know the answer. Although to be fair, it's not just the socialists, now it's the billionaire airline owners who are getting in on the act.

https://twitter.com/HollyBranson/status/1106238334...

I assume his fleet will be grounded tomorrow.
What have they got to do with a load of students on a march?
He and his daughter are supporting the marchers, despite having a carbon footprint bigger than most small countries.

Randy Winkman

6,179 posts

128 months

Friday 15th March
quotequote all
Russian Troll Bot said:
Randy Winkman said:
Russian Troll Bot said:
Randy Winkman said:
I don't know - have you asked them?
I think we know the answer. Although to be fair, it's not just the socialists, now it's the billionaire airline owners who are getting in on the act.

https://twitter.com/HollyBranson/status/1106238334...

I assume his fleet will be grounded tomorrow.
What have they got to do with a load of students on a march?
He and his daughter are supporting the marchers, despite having a carbon footprint bigger than most small countries.
What are the marchers supposed to do about that?

Randy Winkman

6,179 posts

128 months

Friday 15th March
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Biker 1 said:
I saw a group of some 20 kids in local village this morning. As soon as it started raining, they took refuge in Costa. A while later, there was a procession of Range Rovers, Porsche Cayennes etc coming to pick the little dears up......
What should they do? Divorce their parents I guess?

Russian Troll Bot

19,927 posts

166 months

Friday 15th March
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Randy Winkman said:
Russian Troll Bot said:
Randy Winkman said:
Russian Troll Bot said:
Randy Winkman said:
I don't know - have you asked them?
I think we know the answer. Although to be fair, it's not just the socialists, now it's the billionaire airline owners who are getting in on the act.

https://twitter.com/HollyBranson/status/1106238334...

I assume his fleet will be grounded tomorrow.
What have they got to do with a load of students on a march?
He and his daughter are supporting the marchers, despite having a carbon footprint bigger than most small countries.
What are the marchers supposed to do about that?
Use one of his planes when they head off on their Easter holidays as a show of solidarity.

Blakewater

3,219 posts

96 months

Friday 15th March
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Just come across trials of his future fleet.

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