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Greta Thunberg
A prophet for our time 49%  49%  [ 106 ]
Sickening manipulation of a vulnerable child 41%  41%  [ 90 ]
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 Post subject: Greta Thunberg
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:02 pm 
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Anyone else finding this pretty weird and disturbing?


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 Post subject: Re: Greta Thunberg
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Not really, kids get passionate about these things.

Stop being so cynical


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 Post subject: Re: Greta Thunberg
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blindcider wrote:
Not really, kids get passionate about these things.

Stop being so cynical


Sure they do. They're kids.


Doesn't explain why anyone should give a rats ass what they think.

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 Post subject: Re: Greta Thunberg
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She is also autistic, which might explain her single mindedness, passion and directness.

She is fantastic


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 Post subject: Re: Greta Thunberg
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So you're dismissing people like David Hogg out of hand?


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MunsterMan!!!!! wrote:
She is also autistic, which might explain her single mindedness, passion and directness.

She is fantastic

Aspergers


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Where is the false prophet option?
Or Gavin Henson


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 Post subject: Re: Greta Thunberg
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MunsterMan!!!!! wrote:
She is also autistic, which might explain her single mindedness, passion and directness.

She is fantastic

She speaks brilliant English which is a credit to the Swedish education system.


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I think she is inspirational. When she speaks, people listen.


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 Post subject: Re: Greta Thunberg
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Any of these kids are free to unplug themselves from the electrical grid, and to only travel by manpower. Practice as you preach.

SA is good for the climate. We don't have any electricity a lot of the time :lol:

But I don't think the UK is a bad offender. She should go an protest outside Xi Jinping's house, that would be real bravery.


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 Post subject: Re: Greta Thunberg
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Lemoentjie wrote:
Any of these kids are free to unplug themselves from the electrical grid, and to only travel by manpower. Practice as you preach.

SA is good for the climate. We don't have any electricity a lot of the time :lol:

But I don't think the UK is a bad offender. She should go an protest outside Xi Jinping's house, that would be real bravery.



She is Swedish and you're quite clearer an idiot.


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happyhooker wrote:
MunsterMan!!!!! wrote:
She is also autistic, which might explain her single mindedness, passion and directness.

She is fantastic

Aspergers


Which is a form of autism...


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JM2K6 wrote:
happyhooker wrote:
MunsterMan!!!!! wrote:
She is also autistic, which might explain her single mindedness, passion and directness.

She is fantastic

Aspergers


Which is a form of autism...

Aye, I was just being pernickety.


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 Post subject: Re: Greta Thunberg
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https://quillette.com/2019/04/23/self-harm-versus-the-greater-good-greta-thunberg-and-child-activism/


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MunsterMan!!!!! wrote:
She is also autistic, which might explain her single mindedness, passion and directness.

She is fantastic



It also means she’s very susceptible to stories. She’s being used.

What I’d also take a small bet on would be the same people saying shamina begum was a brainwashed child are suggesting we should take the poor Swedish child seriously.


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 Post subject: Re: Greta Thunberg
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You're right. We shouldn't take climate change seriously.

She's just been brainwashed by those nasty climate scientists.


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 Post subject: Re: Greta Thunberg
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Bimboman.... :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Greta Thunberg
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Since we shouldn't listen to impressionable young women due to the likelihood of them having been led astray by dastardly forces, here's an old white man, who is also a very rich businessman, so he should be much more to the tastes of some in terms of his credentials.

https://cleantechnica.com/2019/04/23/bloomberg-philanthropies-commits-another-5-5-million-to-united-nations-climate-change-secretariat/


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 Post subject: Re: Greta Thunberg
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bimboman wrote:
MunsterMan!!!!! wrote:
She is also autistic, which might explain her single mindedness, passion and directness.

She is fantastic



It also means she’s very susceptible to stories. She’s being used.

What I’d also take a small bet on would be the same people saying shamina begum was a brainwashed child are suggesting we should take the poor Swedish child seriously.


And we're off...


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 Post subject: Re: Greta Thunberg
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sorCrer wrote:
bimboman wrote:
MunsterMan!!!!! wrote:
She is also autistic, which might explain her single mindedness, passion and directness.

She is fantastic



It also means she’s very susceptible to stories. She’s being used.

What I’d also take a small bet on would be the same people saying shamina begum was a brainwashed child are suggesting we should take the poor Swedish child seriously.


And we're off...


World reknowned scientist Bimboman. He never gets tired of posting contrarian rubbish


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 Post subject: Re: Greta Thunberg
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bimboman wrote:
MunsterMan!!!!! wrote:
She is also autistic, which might explain her single mindedness, passion and directness.

She is fantastic



It also means she’s very susceptible to stories. She’s being used.

What I’d also take a small bet on would be the same people saying shamina begum was a brainwashed child are suggesting we should take the poor Swedish child seriously.


This...is a new forum low.


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 Post subject: Re: Greta Thunberg
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Fúck me, but Toby young is an unmitigated cúnt of the highest order.


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 Post subject: Re: Greta Thunberg
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Puppet child of a deep conspiracy :lol:

The internet has turned into a great way for the over-50s to confirm all their prejudices.

Bimbo must be heading into the top 3 all-time bored meltdowns.


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 Post subject: Re: Greta Thunberg
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sorCrer wrote:
bimboman wrote:
MunsterMan!!!!! wrote:
She is also autistic, which might explain her single mindedness, passion and directness.

She is fantastic



It also means she’s very susceptible to stories. She’s being used.

What I’d also take a small bet on would be the same people saying shamina begum was a brainwashed child are suggesting we should take the poor Swedish child seriously.


And we're off...


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 Post subject: Re: Greta Thunberg
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The Man Without Fear wrote:
Since we shouldn't listen to impressionable young women due to the likelihood of them having been led astray by dastardly forces, here's an old white man, who is also a very rich businessman, so he should be much more to the tastes of some in terms of his credentials.

https://cleantechnica.com/2019/04/23/bloomberg-philanthropies-commits-another-5-5-million-to-united-nations-climate-change-secretariat/



An old white man sending the equivalent of a fiver for you and me. Cheap publicity. He’s a sociopath though if he really believes we only have 12 years left and sends such a minuscule sum .....

Do we know if the private jet went ?


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 Post subject: Re: Greta Thunberg
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zzzz wrote:
blindcider wrote:
Not really, kids get passionate about these things.

Stop being so cynical


Sure they do. They're kids.


Doesn't explain why anyone should give a rats ass what they think.

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in that case why should anyone give a rats ass about what anyone thinks?

Kids can look at things unencumbered by mundane realities that limit us as adults. If they can reasonably articulate their views and make a sensible argument then their views are as valid as anybody else's regardless of age.


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Plastic Sarrie wrote:
You're right. We shouldn't take climate change seriously.

She's just been brainwashed by those nasty climate scientists.



I’ve said nothing of the sort, but having a kid on the spectrum I can easily comment regarding the issue with susceptibility, if you want I can send my eldest round, he’s absolutely terrified at the moment of Zombies, give him long enough and he’s convincing about the Zombie apocalypse.


Seriously look at the argument being made :

Sceptic : “ I’m still unsure of these suddenly urgent timeframes on climate change”

You : “ don’t take my word for it, and ignore the science regarding the urgency, listen to this 16:year old with Asperger”

Sceptic “oh, that’s me convinced”.


“Unencumbered by realities” :lol: like facts.


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Puppet child of a deep conspiracy :lol:

The internet has turned into a great way for the over-50s to confirm all their prejudices.

Bimbo must be heading into the top 3 all-time bored meltdowns.


Maybe I can help accelerate that, here’s an innocuous and supportive SNP tweet regarding Greta.

https://mobile.twitter.com/theSNP/status/1120652501374709760


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 Post subject: Re: Greta Thunberg
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We have a lot to learn from these generations, they are much better in many senses than we had been.


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Has Bimbobot not realised that spectrum means not all behaviours will correlate?


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Armchair_Superstar wrote:
Puppet child of a deep conspiracy :lol:

The internet has turned into a great way for the over-50s to confirm all their prejudices.

Bimbo must be heading into the top 3 all-time bored meltdowns.



Where have I mentioned “deep conspiracy”

The problem with lots of you under 50’s is you just make things up.


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 Post subject: Re: Greta Thunberg
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Glaston wrote:
MunsterMan!!!!! wrote:
She is also autistic, which might explain her single mindedness, passion and directness.

She is fantastic

She speaks brilliant English which is a credit to the Swedish education system.

When I first listened to her I thought she was english. :blush:


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Unencumbered by life experience, too. Teenagers are passionate about things, it's what they do. Doesn't mean that grown adults should take them seriously. And the expressions on those politicians faces just make me want to give them a slap.

Is she saying anything different from the usual we'll all be dead in N years unless we act now, preferably by destroying capitalism? Are we supposed to be bowled over because she's wise beyond her years?

Her mum looks nice, though.


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MunsterMan!!!!! wrote:
She is also autistic, which might explain her single mindedness, passion and directness.

She is fantastic


I don't exactly hold the greenest of credentials but I think the young lady is fantastic.


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bimboman wrote:

“Unencumbered by realities” :lol: like facts.


No like having a job and all the stuff that grown-ups have that occupy their lives that don't give them a chance to take a step back and look at things from different angles

You don't have to act like a plum on every single thread FFS


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Gammon: "Kids of today are just pampered layabouts not prepared to do anything for themselves"

Also Gammon: "See that little girl over there that has started a world wide movement to try save the planet from an impending disaster that she (and almost all the scientists and sane people) thinks is coming - she doesn't know anything and should just shut up!"


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Rowdy wrote:
Unencumbered by life experience, too. Teenagers are passionate about things, it's what they do. Doesn't mean that grown adults should take them seriously. And the expressions on those politicians faces just make me want to give them a slap.

Is she saying anything different from the usual we'll all be dead in N years unless we act now, preferably by destroying capitalism? Are we supposed to be bowled over because she's wise beyond her years?

Her mum looks nice, though.


Why not take the time to find out rather than making assumptions?


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bimboman wrote:


“Unencumbered by realities” :lol: like facts.


That would actually explain your position on most things.


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I am so impressed with her.

I used to be a bit of an activist in my youth. Nuclear power, Molesworth and the cruise missiles and the "Stop the Boks" demo.

She is a bit of fresh air and many are taking notice.


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blindcider wrote:
bimboman wrote:

“Unencumbered by realities” :lol: like facts.


No like having a job and all the stuff that grown-ups have that occupy their lives that don't give them a chance to take a step back and look at things from different angles

You don't have to act like a plum on every single thread FFS



Agreed, I will stop posting in this one, there’s clearly no convincing some that energy policy for the western world should be heavily influenced by what a particularly child thinks.


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