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Extinction Rebellion

Discussion in 'Coffee Shop' started by andyBeaker, Oct 7, 2019 at 11:23 AM.

  1. andyBeaker

    andyBeaker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    here we go again....

    I have sympathy for their cause but when will they get it into their heads that severely disrupting the lives and livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of people is not the way to gain support.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-49957521
     
  2. Jaws

    Jaws Corporal CockUp Staff Member Moderator

    Andy, most of the morons belong to a generation that does not have even a modicum of common sense ( cannot even grasp the concept of gender )..
    Headless chickens have more grasp on reality than those clowns
     
  3. Cougar377

    Cougar377 Express elevator to hell Club Sponsor

    As you say, pissing the general public off is not the way to win friends and influence people...and it's funny how they pick cities where freedom of speech and the right to protest are protected. I'd have more time for them if they made their protests universal. Beijing and Moscow for starters.....
     
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  4. andyBeaker

    andyBeaker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    Sorry john, can't agree with you.

    Generally young people are amazing. Rotten apples in every barrel.

    In your day it was mods and rockers.

    In my day it was football hooligans.
     
  5. Jaws

    Jaws Corporal CockUp Staff Member Moderator

    Ok.... we all have different perspectives Andy..
    From my view point the people involved need to get a better grasp on reality, stop messing with peoples lives and start finding solutions rather than making more problems
    As mentioned before, the whole of the uk add 0.2% to the total problem
    If we managed a total C0 free status it would make absolutely no difference, yet they studiously avoid the places that COULD make a difference such as India, Russia and China ( though to be fair, India is doing something about it )

    As long as the oil juggernaut ( and indeed big business ) has such a strong lobby and control over governments little will change
     
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  6. slim63

    slim63 Never surrender Club Sponsor

    You are right andy its not the way to gain support but it is the way they are getting their message across & getting it debated by all, ourselves included.

    Don't think I support their actions because I don't, you can chuck the whole lot of them in the Thames for me & I wouldn't blink, but they have the legal right to protest & have the balls to do it, however when they overstep the mark as they seem to be doing recently I'd happily turn a blind eye to a spot of police brutality

    I have been known to protest legally when something is wrong going back years, miners strike, poll tax, petrol & even for your right to ride a motorcycle without restrictive & pointless regulations (MAG) yes it causes disruption but that's the point (as above) As much as I detest them I don't see that these fuckwits are doing anything I wouldn't do in support of my beliefs.

    If the rest of the country stood up for their beliefs instead of being armchair critics maybe the muppets in government would finally take notice of us normal folk & something would get done, frigging brexit for a start !
     
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  7. Centaur

    Centaur Site Pedant Club Sponsor

    Personally I think it is OK because it's all in London! :rolleyes:
     
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  8. derek kelly

    derek kelly The Deli lama Club Sponsor

    They blocked a road in Leeds city centre for a couple of weeks with a boat on a trailer, when they shifted it they used a big diesel guzzling 4x4.
     
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  9. andyBeaker

    andyBeaker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    I think we generally agree...and I certainly agree with the right to protest in a lawful manner......but this is hurting the wrong people, people who cannot go about their normal daily lives and earn a crust due to their actions.
     
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  10. andyBeaker

    andyBeaker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    The fact they were driving a diesel makes any credibility go up in smoke.

    Literally.

    :p
     
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  11. slim63

    slim63 Never surrender Club Sponsor

    I think that's the point, make the general public uncomfortable & hope they will see your point of view or at least get on to those with the power to change things

    In all honesty there is little else the likes of us can do to change the way our country is run, democracy is broken & has been for a long time, maybe its time to give anarchy a chance it can hardly be worse than what we have now
     
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  12. Toast

    Toast Birdie Maniac Club Sponsor

    Hah! The 'government' is too scared to make the BIG tough decisions that would make a difference! They're too worried about being re-elected; if they did any REAL things like force freight travelling more than 50 miles onto electric rail services, ban all cars (and motorcycles) over a certain age or pollution output, raise taxes to supply the cash to quadruple the public transport system and ban the sale of petrol & diesel cars within a decent time (say 2 years) make all buses electric, ban air travel for holidays and non-essential travel, no more touring with cars, caravans & motorcycles (and a whole list of other things) they'd never get a single vote in the next election.

    And that's why we're relatively safe to carry on riding our Blackbirds - for now LOL - especially as members of parliament own a lot of classic cars they don't want drastically devalued. Uh huh...

    I notice yesterday the gov.uk gave another gas-fired power station (being converted from coal) the go-ahead - contravening the Gov's own targets for the year that it will come on-stream.
    Laugh? I barely raised an eyebrow...
     
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  13. Jaws

    Jaws Corporal CockUp Staff Member Moderator

    Not to mention all the plastic bags and bottles they leave scattered every where.. And the big 4 X 4 ( that has pump or injector fault judging by the black smoke it chucked out ) they used to tow a boat away at another protest point
     
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  14. Squag1

    Squag1 Can't remember.... Club Sponsor

    What happens nuclear waste these days.
     
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  15. ogr1

    ogr1 Sex Engineer Club Sponsor

    471 arrested:eek:
    Meanwhile.. All the local crims/druggies/pedo's and the like went about their daily scumbag business.
    Makes a lot of sense...don't it.
     
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  16. Jaws

    Jaws Corporal CockUp Staff Member Moderator

    Makes one wonder if no one took any notice of them.. No plod, nowt on the news or in the papers.....
    Wonder how long they would keep it up
     
  17. Squag1

    Squag1 Can't remember.... Club Sponsor

    Arrested for loitering within tent....
     
  18. Jaws

    Jaws Corporal CockUp Staff Member Moderator

    Last edited: Oct 8, 2019 at 10:32 PM
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  19. Centaur

    Centaur Site Pedant Club Sponsor

    We bury it near the Irish border, of course. :p
     
  20. slim63

    slim63 Never surrender Club Sponsor

    Near enough to what I was going to say to make me laugh :D
     

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