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Re: Extinction Rebellion are on point.

#581  Postby Fallible » Jan 05, 2020 11:37 am

Macdoc wrote:Observation boyo....I back up my observations....you?? ....not so much

Are you denying you are conflating two completely different issues??
Or just dodging the point :coffee:


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Re: Extinction Rebellion are on point.

#582  Postby Hermit » Jan 05, 2020 12:38 pm

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Macdoc wrote:Observation boyo....I back up my observations....you?? ....not so much

Are you denying you are conflating two completely different issues??
Or just dodging the point :coffee:

Boyo?? Fuck right off.

You misunderstood. Macdoc was not being ill mannered. "Boyo" is a sign of respect among joyriders. Example: "Wow! This rider did well today. Rode to the Skybury lookout, took some photos of a white-bellied cuckoo shrike on the way and was back home by 4:30. A 526 kilometres roundtrip, and managed all that despite nursing a sore shoulder. A real boyo, that one. Would like to get my daily rides up near 500 km myself before my daughter arrives later in the month."
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Re: Extinction Rebellion are on point.

#583  Postby tuco » Jan 06, 2020 8:06 pm

So .. what is the moral of the story here?

Started with flying vs SUVs, however, I think for me its .. not to tell personal details to people especially online. Anything one says can and most likely will be used against her/him ;)
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Re: Extinction Rebellion are on point.

#584  Postby Macdoc » Jan 06, 2020 11:36 pm

I have a very public profile and don't really give a fuck about the chattering class opinion.

The climate wars online tend to toughen one's skin tho most of those have died down since the fossil fuel funds dried up.
Still a few pockets around especially USAians. I remind them it's the kids that will suffer from their dithering and outright denial of the reality.

The sun hanging low in the sky becomes muted and the land takes on a decidedly apocalyptic feel. Everything is brown, grey, white, and eerie. My son again rubs his eyes and coughs hoarsely, the noxious ether filling his pink lungs. I better get him home.

My son’s voice is filled with youthful protest and disappointment as we ride home, but he doesn’t yet understand the emergency that is unfolding. His will ultimately be the generation to properly tackle the challenge of climate change, of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption, while those who came before them merely bickered as to its existence.


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Re: Extinction Rebellion are on point.

#585  Postby Spearthrower » Jan 06, 2020 11:58 pm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chattering_classes

The chattering classes is a generally derogatory[1] term, coined by English journalist Auberon Waugh,[2] often used by pundits and political commentators to refer to a politically active, socially concerned and highly educated section of the "metropolitan middle class",[1] especially those with political, media, and academic connections.
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Re: Extinction Rebellion are on point.

#586  Postby Macdoc » Jan 07, 2020 12:01 am

aw only that derogatory ....maybe have to up the vitriole. :coffee:
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#587  Postby felltoearth » Jan 07, 2020 2:50 am

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Re: Extinction Rebellion are on point.

#588  Postby Fallible » Jan 07, 2020 11:32 am

Up the what?
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Re: Extinction Rebellion are on point.

#589  Postby Rachel Bronwyn » Jan 07, 2020 12:22 pm

I so wish I was old. This is the self-righteous delusion my mother enjoys (and, tbh, she's not old yet.)

My father, for all his faults, is informed and doesn't make excuses. He does a pretty good job of reducing his footprint. He's still a wealthy person in a rich country though so, compared to the rest of the planet, has a high consumption lifestyle.

I'll still die younger than both of them due to environmental degradation.
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This action extinction rebellion Gloucester are planning...

#590  Postby Keep It Real » Jan 31, 2020 10:41 pm

As briefly discussed at last night's meeting here's a mok-up I've flung together of our action idea for Cheltenham races. I personally think it has the potential to be EXTREMELY striking and powerful action, which is of course the most important thing. Could be staged at the racecourse, and/or airport, and/or in town. Perhaps this could be an XR Gloucestershire action? The more "evil personifications of Chelt Races with cotton wool in their ears" (like the monopoly man pictured) we can put together the better, and XR Gloucester is comparatively short on active members so we could pull this off much better as an XR Gloucestershire action I think. And, no I will not be listening to the screaming koalas until I have to. Thoughts? Solidarity, X.


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Re: This action extinction rebellion Gloucester are planning...

#591  Postby Keep It Real » Feb 01, 2020 1:52 am

I think this is an extremely exciting thread....yet no comments :thumbs down:
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Re: This action extinction rebellion Gloucester are planning...

#592  Postby SafeAsMilk » Feb 01, 2020 2:48 am

Can we merge this with the other XR thread? No point in cluttering up the forum.
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Re: This action extinction rebellion Gloucester are planning...

#593  Postby jamest » Feb 01, 2020 4:00 am

I think that the general populace has no trust in the various governing bodies that run/rule our lives anymore, nor any confidence in their own power to change the status quo, to the extent that we just want to get armageddon over and done with now.

Look at what Donald Trump has said recently about global warning, and he's likely going to be re-elected. You're wasting your fucking time, squire. Enjoy the end times to the best of your abilities, for nothing substantial will be done until armageddon is universally recognised to be a current event. By then, it will be too late anyway.

Only a world-changing VIOLENT revolution has the potential to usurp cunts like Trump et al, but that's not going to happen is it?

You're wasting you're fucking time, pal. Firing a pea-shooter across the Atlantic aimed towards Trump, is not something I'm going to invest in.

We need a proper rebellion. A world rebellion against the likes of Trump and his fucking puppets, either local or overseas.

That would require quite some organising, but it is possible.

If you hear of any cunt interested in such a scheme, gimme a yell. But don't bore me with your pea-shooters any more.
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Re: Extinction Rebellion are on point.

#594  Postby Spearthrower » Feb 01, 2020 6:28 pm

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Re: Extinction Rebellion are on point.

#595  Postby Keep It Real » Feb 04, 2020 9:55 am

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Re: This action extinction rebellion Gloucester are planning...

#596  Postby Keep It Real » Feb 04, 2020 2:38 pm

jamest wrote:I think that the general populace has no trust in the various governing bodies that run/rule our lives anymore, nor any confidence in their own power to change the status quo, to the extent that we just want to get armageddon over and done with now.

Look at what Donald Trump has said recently about global warning, and he's likely going to be re-elected. You're wasting your fucking time, squire. Enjoy the end times to the best of your abilities, for nothing substantial will be done until armageddon is universally recognised to be a current event. By then, it will be too late anyway.


You are exaggerating the inevitability of Armageddon, as do many, some because it allows them to keep shitting all over their moral duty to live as green as they can and "fight the power" as best they can. I'm not saying that's your reason jamest, just that I despise that "throwing in the towel" escapism. The climate crisis is extant in the zeitgeist as never before - in other words there is hope - but only if people all do their bit.

jamest wrote:Only a world-changing VIOLENT revolution has the potential to usurp cunts like Trump et al

And you base this conclusion on? Couldn't an improvement in education and reduction in apathetic avoidance, for example, also do the job?


jamest wrote:You're wasting you're fucking time, pal. Firing a pea-shooter across the Atlantic aimed towards Trump, is not something I'm going to invest in.

We need a proper rebellion. A world rebellion against the likes of Trump and his fucking puppets, either local or overseas.

That would require quite some organising, but it is possible.

If you hear of any cunt interested in such a scheme, gimme a yell. But don't bore me with your pea-shooters any more.


The zeitgeist is the target, not Donald Trump's forehead via a sniper rifle. Violence is not the answer, in my view, and, in fact, it virtually never is. Call me a hippy, call me an idealist, but climate activists must hold the moral high ground in not regressing into atavistic thuggery in an attempt to achieve our goals.

ETA: the word "virtually" - I would not be an automatic conscientious objector, for example.
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Re: Extinction Rebellion are on point.

#597  Postby Svartalf » Feb 04, 2020 2:41 pm

especially since, if violent elimination of toxic politicians was the answer, you'd have to resort to mass massacres...
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Re: Extinction Rebellion are on point.

#598  Postby Keep It Real » Feb 04, 2020 8:29 pm

How many many murdered politicians doth a massacre make I wonder...I mean, I'm sure there're tons of good ones...Molly Scott Cato springs to mind.... :think:
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Re: Extinction Rebellion are on point.

#599  Postby Keep It Real » Feb 04, 2020 8:32 pm

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Here's one of her beaming after enthusiastically agreeing to wear the XRGloucester patch I made : D
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#600  Postby Keep It Real » Feb 04, 2020 8:51 pm

I suppose she's technically out of a job now, post brexit. On the plus side, for her, she'll no longer have to commune with the UKIP types in her day job.
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