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#1 riseabovethought

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Posted 01 October 2019 - 03:21 PM

I enjoyed hearing this.  Seems like a lot of us are screaming the same thing, for years...

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=AY_S7n3jkkU


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Posted 01 October 2019 - 04:16 PM

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Posted 01 October 2019 - 05:06 PM

Well, maybe she will actually make some more listen................we can only hope

 

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Posted 01 October 2019 - 06:07 PM

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Posted 02 October 2019 - 07:34 PM

It's certainly very shady that her parents are both in showbiz. And what ever happened to the 1000 Epstein names..?.. Side tracked by a twerp
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Posted 02 October 2019 - 07:41 PM

I believe in rhe the cause. I also believe that the us isnt as muxh of a problem country in comparison to India. China and Japan. TEPCO's plan is to dump 10 years of radioactive waste water into the ocean

The upside is Noone has died from the tritium that is planned to be dumped slowly into the ocean over a period of time.

Tritium has a half life of 12. 5 years.


https://www.fukushim...ific-ocean.html
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Posted 03 October 2019 - 01:03 AM

I tell ya, I am sick of politics, and as a parent, I am disturbed that her parents allowed her to do this. Although in today's "Everyone wants to be a star" climate, I am not surprised. There would be no way I would allow this. I cannot imagine how many death threats she has received. Using children to further a cause is ridiculous, no matter how important the message. Children should be allowed to be children. Life happens too fast for them anymore. Have any of you seen pedophiles are now demanding equal rights as a sexual orientation? I find I am more disgusted with the absolute lunacy brewing in our world today. I long for peace and harmony that will never be seen in our lifetime. Wouldn't it be nice to live in a star trek all inclusive world? Sigh.  I only hope the planet is not killed before that can happen. Until greed is not force that drives this nonsense, it will never happen. We do have choices tho. Live clean, recycle everything.

 

And for the earths sake, love your neighbor.


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Posted 03 October 2019 - 06:59 AM

Yes to all but that neighbor.... He can go suck an egg!
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Posted 03 October 2019 - 07:56 AM

I agree with ODD... She is not old/mature enough to make the decision to speak on an international stage like this. I feel like kids should be allowed to be kids and that having her become a rallying cry for saving the planet is not what I would consider being a kid. She is now internationally renowned. She is basically a climate change celebrity at an age where she should be playing with barbie dolls and beginner oyster mushroom kits :cool:... I would never have allowed my daughter to take that stage! If she, without being pushed, wanted to make a statement, she could have done it in a letter format... I am in support of the message but believe that it was the wrong messenger...

 

I am a proponent of staying in your lane and being the best person you can within your own little sphere of influence. If everyone did their best to be a good, responsible human, the world would be a great place and Earth would be healthy! Human nature is to push back when pushed... I really dont think attempting to shame people works and telling people they are living poorly certainly does not work... People need to be allowed to come to these conclusions on their own or they are not going to change.

 

My daughter, assuming I end up having one, will not be speaking on an international stage... She will be taught to be respectful to the Earth and other people... Hopefully she will be a good person and be a positive influence within her own sphere of influence... She certainly will not become one of the most recognizable 16 year olds in the world... Notoriety is not necessarily a good thing, whether famous or infamous... Sometimes I prefer anonymity...

 

I do not approve of the way this message was delivered at all, nor do I believe the message is 100% hers... No matter how important the message, I feel that she has been used by adults to make a point. One of the reasons we are still talking about this is because it was a child! Its a common marketing strategy to shock people into remembering something... Not cool in my opinion... Give the girl a barbie and a bicycle and let her be a kid....

 

Sorry for the rant... I just really dont approve of adults using children as a pawn to accomplish something, no matter the goal.... They knew using a kid would make this a talking point and they exploited that opportunity...

 

** I just finished reading ODD's post (I have a habit of not finishing posts before posting myself) and it seems we feel almost exactly the same about this... I respect your game ODD!!! :hug:


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Posted 03 October 2019 - 09:38 AM

"For the children"

 



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Posted 03 October 2019 - 10:12 AM

"For the children"

 

Right... Is she not a child herself? I seem to remember reading that in the transcript and shaking my head... Or I may be confusing a letter my friends 9 year old daughter wrote for class that said, "what I was a kid..." Lol, so funny/cute how kids feel they are grown when in reality, they are still just babes...



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Posted 03 October 2019 - 10:18 AM

Greta is a butterfly flapping her wings in the Chaos Age. I hope she continues for as long as possible and that she pisses off her particularly rabid and vicious critics to the point they have a stroke and finally STFU.

 

She scares the shit out of a lot supposed grown-ups at both a conscious and unconscious level, evidenced by their unhinged attacks on everything about her except the actual substance of what she has to say.

 

She is for real, and not anyone's tool. Watch her give a speech; you can't make someone do that, or fool them into being that articulate and unflappable.

 

My only criticism of her is that she is way too soft-spoken and moderate regarding the issues of concern since the threats are in fact existential to everything we take for granted and are about to lose.

 

The wilderness tracking/survival instructor I took classes from started saying "we are a society that's killing our grandchildren in order to feed our children" in the 1960's. That would make Greta a member of his predicted doomed generation, and all indications are that he was right.

 

If you were 16 and knew you had a future of eco-hell to look forward to (if you're lucky), what would you do? Your fucking homework?


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Posted 03 October 2019 - 10:22 AM

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Point taken, lol.

 

We definitely took a wrong turn somewhere...

 

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 12:04 PM

It's certainly very shady that her parents are both in showbiz. And what ever happened to the 1000 Epstein names..?.. Side tracked by a twerp

 

In your estimation is Greta the "twerp?"



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Posted 03 October 2019 - 12:35 PM

It's certainly very shady that her parents are both in showbiz. And what ever happened to the 1000 Epstein names..?.. Side tracked by a twerp


In your estimation is Greta the "twerp?"

Yep. twerp

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 12:40 PM

Dont get me wrong i believe in the cause. But I also walk the beaches and clean up garbage. And use things till they cant be used anymore and then i fix it and use it some more.

I also don't feel that she isnt speaking to the usa on any of this bc we are going greener and produce less toxic shit into the environment than say china, who owns swine farming factories in the usa bc they cant evem raise pigs in china

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 01:20 PM

I think Greta is old enough to know that the people driving the bus dont give a shit about her future. So I choose to commend her on her bravery, and for having the courage to be able to stand up and do what she did.  And no disrespect intended to you  Ms B., but if your comparing number of victims, Greta's cause touches an exponential larger number of victims then Epstein could have ever dreamed of touching. 

Greta is speaking for a generation, really she is speaking for all of us.  Our collective future has recognised our lack of action and should be encouraged to take action, and not be dismissed because some think they are 'too young to know what they are saying'.

 

With that said, do I think she has been handled and trained to give a show for the camera's, hell yes I do.  But how is that different from every other career politician in that building?


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Posted 03 October 2019 - 02:34 PM

I think Greta is old enough to know that the people driving the bus dont give a shit about her future. So I choose to commend her on her bravery, and for having the courage to be able to stand up and do what she did.  And no disrespect intended to you  Ms B., but if your comparing number of victims, Greta's cause touches an exponential larger number of victims then Epstein could have ever dreamed of touching. 

Greta is speaking for a generation, really she is speaking for all of us.  Our collective future has recognised our lack of action and should be encouraged to take action, and not be dismissed because some think they are 'too young to know what they are saying'.

 

With that said, do I think she has been handled and trained to give a show for the camera's, hell yes I do.  But how is that different from every other career politician in that building?

 

I commend her ability to speak publicly, its not something that is easy to do... My issue is that I don't think she is old enough to understand the level of scrutiny that being in the spotlight brings... Celebrity is not easy to handle and that's exactly what she has become... The spot light will most likely remain on her into adulthood with people trying to use that celebrity to further individual causes... I feel similarly about child actors.. Being in the spot light fucks up children... There is no denying that...

 

The message is on point, I commend her for being able to do that, but that doesn't mean she should have been asked/permitted to...  Her life will never be the same. She is the subject of memes, ridicule, praise, etc.. etc.. Adults often don't handle that type of attention well whether positive or negative... A 16 year old is even less equipped.


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Posted 03 October 2019 - 04:07 PM

 

 

It's certainly very shady that her parents are both in showbiz. And what ever happened to the 1000 Epstein names..?.. Side tracked by a twerp


In your estimation is Greta the "twerp?"

Yep. twerp

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Wow.

 

The media spin machine has really been working its magic against her, and I'm kind of surprised to see so many people buying it, especially here. And it kind of makes your avatar seem rather ironic, considering.

 

 

 

Anyway, here's a letter signed by a list of 224 professional scientists and academics from the UK who disagree (aka generally well-educated, intelligent, and rational adults):

 

We, the undersigned academics, stand in solidarity with the children going on school climate strike on 15 February, and with all those taking a stand for the future of the planet.

 

Nelson Mandela once said: “Our children are our greatest treasure. They are our future. Those who abuse them tear at the fabric of our society and weaken our nation.” Human planetary abuse is, in a very real sense, child neglect.

 

As many of us and other fellow academics have indicated previously in this newspaper (Letters, 27 October 2018), the scientific evidence of climate change is clear. For example, the summer of 2018 has been confirmed by the Met Office as the hottest on record for England. The heatwave adversely affected crops across Europe, with wheat and potato harvests reduced by one quarter, which in turn impacted upon food prices. Australia is similarly experiencing “hottest on record” weather events. As citizens across the globe will know and testify, many comparably disturbing examples could be given. We cannot nurture our children without Nature

We are rapidly losing sea ice in the Arctic. The warming of the ocean, the melting of land ice and the ensuing rising sea levels will threaten coasts. In 2018, the European Drought Observatory noted a high deficit in soil moisture across Scotland, Ireland and much of northern Europe. This increases the risk of wildfires, such as those we saw across England in 2018. As well as posing a direct threat to life, fires produce toxic smoke, which is a significant health risk to young and old alike. Sir David Attenborough has warned: “If we don’t take action, the collapse of our civilisations and the extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon.” Many other organisations, like Extinction Rebellion, are now working to bring the truth about the ecological crisis to the public’s attention.

 

It is with these tragic and desperate events in mind that we offer our full support to the students – some of whom may well aspire to be the academics of the future – who bravely plan to strike on 15 February to demand that the UK government takes climate action. They have every right to be angry about the future that we shall bequeath to them, if proportionate and urgent action is not taken. We are inspired that our children, spurred on by the noble actions of Greta Thunberg and many other striking students all around the world, are making their voices heard.

Alison Green, PhD (Psychology), National Director (UK) ScientistsWarning.org
Sir Tim Smit Co-Founder, Eden Project & Exec Chair Eden Project International
Professor Kevin Anderson, Joint chair of Energy and Climate Change at Manchester and Uppsala Universities
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Andreas Vossler, Phd (Psychology)
Lianne Waterston, B.Ed, 2041 Climateforce Ambassador, Climate Reality Leader
Professor Andrew Watterson, Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport, University of Stirling
Dr David Whitebread retired senior member, Homerton College, Cambridge
Ian Willis, Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge
Dr Rebecca Willis, Independent Researcher
Dr Ruth Wood, Senior Lecturer in Environment and Climate Change, University of Manchester
Michael J Wright, Emeritus Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience, Brunel University, London
Mike Yule, Associate Lecturer, Department of Education, University of Chichester
Dr Andrew Zurcher, Faculty of English, University of Cambridge

 

 

https://www.theguard...has-our-support

 

 

 

American academics are more hesitant to sign on to stuff like this at the moment because they live under an insane and reactionary regime that attempts to silence factual dissent from the current Administration's myopic insanity.

 

A staff writer from The Atlantic's sympathetic take on her: https://www.theatlan...rranted/598492/

 

 

I also find it interesting that she's directly addressed all of the criticisms and BS conspiracy theories against her and put them to bed with actual facts but so many disingenuous mainstream media tools keep on repeating them as if she hadn't. She seems to have become a Rorschach Culture Blot as much as a climate activist, which is to say our reactions to her reveal more about us than they do anything relevant about her. Some have a vested interest in opposing her message, some are probably not ready to accept the implications of it, and some probably just don't actually know what it is she's actually saying and only listen to what the talking heads are saying about her.

 

 

The funny part is that she agrees with everyone who thinks she should just be a kid and go to school and enjoy childhood 'n' stuff. She'd much rather be doing that. The not-funny part is that she can't because she can see her probable future more clearly than her elders.


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Posted 03 October 2019 - 04:41 PM

I don’t underestimate the capabilities and determination of a 16 year old. Reflecting back on my own experiences at the age of 16, I was outspoken and would not and could not be contained by my parents or anyone else. Following Timothy Leary’s advice long before I even heard of the guy, I dropped out and moved out at age 17 and did just fine. In the early 70s the youth were a huge part of the cultural change in the USA and I have thought for a long time now, where are the voices of ‘this’ generation? It seems like it has been way too quiet since the 70s. Youth are not just ‘kids’ in my view, no these ‘people’ must speak out loudly, often and in numbers to be heard. Then and now too many ‘grownups’, or old coots as we use to say, discount what is said for various reasons: they are too young, someone put them up to it, they are just actors, they can’t handle the pressure, they must be on drugs, didn’t their parent teach them better, and so forth. I may be an old coot now, but I still believe in the power and spirt of our youth who seek changes for the better. What I won’t be is one of the old farts that belittled or doubted my youth or say that we were too young to know anything or to young to deal with the consequences of speaking out. I know better. I accept them for who they are and will listen to and contemplate their ideas, love and anger. It is their turn next to pilot this space rock, I wish them well.

Edited by Thacan, 03 October 2019 - 04:47 PM.

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