We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Cute spoiled kids, looking for meaning and purpose in their empty, easy, self-indulgent lives through telling me to turn off my lights, my heat, and my computer. (Not their own, of course, because they have important "organizing" work to do, and organizing people is hard, important work.) Furthermore, they want me to quit eating Whale Sushi. I can't help it: it must be a chemical addiction and not my fault.
Via Tim Blair, a vid on Greenpeace indoctrination and training:
Have had several discussions with people at my church that think of themselves as green, though their main contribution is trying to get YOU to sacrifice. Like the good libs that they are, they think themselves to be too important to be expected to be inconvenienced , that is what the peasants are for. Don't expect them to turn down their thermostat, they won't use paper plates but insist on using the dishwasher for a few dishes cause by golly, THEY don't have time to hand wash something. Liberal is just a polite word for HYPROCRITE.
Ok. I watched the whole video. It wasn't easy...
I wonder if those children were told about how Greenpeace lied for months about the Brent Spar that Shell was trying to dispose of in the North Sea or how one of their founders has disowned the organization? I wonder how those kids got from Washington to the Gulf Coast? Certainly they didn't use fossil fuels!
One of the few cheers I've had for the French was when they sank a Greenpeace boat when they were trying to get in the way of their developing nuclear warheads near New Zealand.
“The second day we got to graduate into the industrial equipment, the equipment they use in Greenpeace actions.”
“Industrial equipment”? Industrial? Am I missing something here?
“I hope to be hanging somewhere with a banner someday on the news.”
Yes, but in some countries less scrupulous about human rights that might well mean hanging from a lamp-post with a rope around your neck and a placard on your chest proclaiming: “INFIDEL WESTERN ENEMY OF OUR GLORIOUS NATIONAL PROGRESS”.
You'd have to check the regs but, up here, harnesses for industry need to be rated for a minimum of 5000 ft-lbs of force. The recrearional rapelling equipment, shown, does not have to be rated that high and cannot be used in industrial applications.
...I wonder how impressed they would have been had they been given the opportunity to:
(paraphrased) "actually go onboard ......" " ..... with all of those brilliant scientists and engineers doing such valuable work .....".
I'll guarantee a visit to a huge offshore rig or drillship or an office in Houston would impress them more ...... they're looking in the wrong place if they want to change the world. The Press frequently turns down offers for these visits - opportunities to learn facts rather than opinion.