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Would have been more like it to steal a digger and dig up the pavement outside Shell HQ.
What they actually did was a bit silly and can't see how it would have gone down well with anyone.
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I agree, childish and relatively minor vandalism that seems unlikely to win them any support.
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More brainwashing brought to you by the BBC

https://twitter.com/bbcstudiospress/sta ... 15681?s=21
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More Brainwashing for you courtesy of the Heartland Institute. Lovely bunch of people and about time someone stood up to the creature that is Greta, who is clearly a. a lizard person and b. a flat earth proponent.

Another young person Naomi Seibt, plainly acting on her own cognisance and with no support from her elders, dishes it out to the evil Greta.


https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/202 ... te-sceptic

Go Naomi, Team Apoplectic older bloke is right there with you! You have all the answers.
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Little John wrote:More brainwashing brought to you by the BBC

https://twitter.com/bbcstudiospress/sta ... 15681?s=21
Certainly is brainwashing. Though the having a go at Greta is not helpful She has problems not of her own making, and needs some care and help, not as her abusive (or ignorant) parents are doing, and using her as a useful idiot.

Daniel Amen specialises in SPECT brain scans which reveal a lot about behaviour problems. The database now stands at over 120,000 scans. Here is a humorous video as an introduction, but if it interests you he has videos on youtube which are more in depth, and shed a “new� light on how brain operation manifests in behaviour. The videos may be useful for those here with sleep problems, since he explains that may be influenced by ANTS (Automatic Negative Thoughts) some of which could be brought on by looking at “news� channels. There’s a video about challenging negative thoughts too.

His view is “You are not stuck with the brain you have�. It’s possible to do things which will help your brain, and he uses supplements as a first line of treatment rather than psycho drugs. Helping your brain not only helps you, but improves life for everyone you come into contact with.
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The only "useful idiot" that I have noticed around here is that troll from the Heartland Institute and supporter of other idiots such as Monckton, our very own woodburner.

He who quotes us scientific reasoning from Youtube, can't find any of the supposed 3% of Climate Scientists who deny Global Warming/Climate Change/Global Heating, what ever you want to call it, and supports almost any conspiracy theory going as if every one who has studied anything has an agenda and is wrong while he who has studied nothing in depth is right on all things.

That's modern day life on the internet for you.
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I again met several local XR supporters, socially distant of course.

I remain impressed by their commitment and concerns about climate change.

Unfortunately, I was much less impressed by a general lack of basic scientific knowledge especially WRT fuel, energy, and power. I refer here not to specialist or degree level knowledge, but to only a little beyond common sense and at most GCSE O level physics and chemistry.

In particular a lack of basic knowledge of the carbon cycle, whereby carbon is cycled through natural processes. Not able to appreciate the difference between carbon dioxide from by fermenting beer, and that from combustion of fossil fuels.

At least two supporters admitted to the purchase of magic energy saving devices.
One believed that a "unit" of electricity is smaller than in the past.
And another had blown up a 12 volt public address system by connecting it direct to a large PV module, without a battery.
And numerous other myths and misunderstandings too tedious to repeat.

Commitment is good, but should be accompanied by a bit more knowledge.
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adam2 wrote:I again met several local XR supporters, socially distant of course.

I remain impressed by their commitment and concerns about climate change.

Unfortunately, I was much less impressed by a general lack of basic scientific knowledge especially WRT fuel, energy, and power. I refer here not to specialist or degree level knowledge, but to only a little beyond common sense and at most GCSE O level physics and chemistry.

In particular a lack of basic knowledge of the carbon cycle, whereby carbon is cycled through natural processes. Not able to appreciate the difference between carbon dioxide from by fermenting beer, and that from combustion of fossil fuels.

At least two supporters admitted to the purchase of magic energy saving devices.
One believed that a "unit" of electricity is smaller than in the past.
And another had blown up a 12 volt public address system by connecting it direct to a large PV module, without a battery.
And numerous other myths and misunderstandings too tedious to repeat.

Commitment is good, but should be accompanied by a bit more knowledge.
That problem comes from the top down. Roger "All mammals are herd animals" Hallam is no scientist.
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If anybody is interested in the more fruity end of XR.... https://new.reddit.com/r/xrmed/ (*rmed).
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https://nypost.com/2021/02/04/greta-thu ... st-tweets/

Greta thunberg accidentally reveals she was told what to tweet on Indian farmers revolt.

"The 18-year-old left-wing eco-activist shared — and then quickly deleted — a message that detailed a list of “suggested posts” about the ongoing protests..."
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