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Oz TV advises CO2-emitting children to die early
The Register ^ | 6/3/08 | andrew orlowski

Posted on 06/03/2008 9:54:48 PM PDT by wafflehouse

Carbon Cult sickos are under fire for an interactive website that tells children they should die because they emit CO2.

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation's "Planet Slayer" site invites young children to take a "greenhouse gas quiz", asking them "how big a pig are you?". At the end of the quiz, the pig explodes, and ABC tells children at "what age you should die at so you don’t use more than your fair share of Earth’s resources!"

It's one of a number of interactive features that "Get the dirt on greenhouse without the guilt trips. No lectures. No multinational-bashing (well, maybe a little...). Just fun and games and the answers to all your enviro-dilemas," ABC claims.

The site is aimed at 9-year olds. However even a "virtuous" rating (e.g. not owning a car and recycling) is outweighed by eating meat, or spending an average Aussie income - with the result that many 9-year olds are being told they've already outstayed their environmentally-compliant stay on the planet.

"Do you think it's appropriate that the ABC ... depict people who are average Australians as massive overweight ugly pigs, oozing slime from their mouths, and then to have these pigs blow up in a mass of blood and guts?" asked Senator Mitch Fifield in the Herald-Sun.

The state-sponsored broadcaster (why is that not a surprise?) defended the morbid quiz, with ABC managing director Mark Scott insisting "the site was not designed to offend certain quarters of the community but to engage children in environmental issues."

Which is eco-speak for frighten them witless. However, as the excellent science blog Watts Up With That points out, the site clearly breaches Australian broadcasting guidelines on "harmful or disturbing" content.

Meanwhile, the site's designers are revelling in the controversy:

"Thank God for outraged senators - you can't buy publicity like that," PlanetSlayer's "creative director" Bernie Hobbs crowed to the New York Post.

So how, according to ABC, does one appease the vengeful Death God, Gaia?

Your reporter doesn't own a car, lives in an apartment, and discovered he should have died aged 3.9 years. After a couple of run-throughs, it appears that eating meat is a major factor. But this is overshadowed by claiming a) very low earnings and b) spending what remains of one's pittance on organic food and "ethical investments".

Whether that's a life worth living is another question entirely. But the message from the Carbon Cult seems pretty clear: humans are a stain on the planet and should die; yet should they be permitted to live, they should live a life that's as miserable as possible.

When you fill in the environmentally-correct answers - something extraordinary happens. Look -

A negative carbon rating is achieved, the pig flies up to heaven...

...and eternal life is attained.

(Where presumably you're surrounded by 72 naked George Monbiots. A Guardian-reader's idea of paradise?)

So when should you have died, dear reader? Take the quiz and let me know - and we'll try and think of some creative way of illustrating it. (Suggestions welcome). ®


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Business/Economy; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: carboncult; fud; oxygenthieves; scaretactics; thanksalgore; treehuggers
just damn.

take the quiz here!

note to moderators: i dont post articles very often, and i dont see a link anywhere of sources to 'excerpt' so i posted this in full. 'The Register' doesnt ring a bell as being in this category

1 posted on 06/03/2008 9:54:48 PM PDT by wafflehouse
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To: wafflehouse

I’ve seen this. It is AS disgusting as it gets...


2 posted on 06/03/2008 9:57:33 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Vote for my German Shepherds!!!! They're smarter than what's running!!)
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To: wafflehouse

These sick ecofreak bastards have to be fought on a global scale.

This planet will be much better off when these nutjobs are defeated.


3 posted on 06/03/2008 9:58:26 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The road to victory in Iraq is through Iran.)
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To: wafflehouse

“Oz TV advises CO2-emitting children to die early”


Uh-huh. Marketing strategist/advertising consultant advises sponsors to beware massive lawsuits from bereaved parents in the not-too-distant future.

(I am not an attorney.)


4 posted on 06/03/2008 9:59:48 PM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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To: wafflehouse
These people are truly insane!
5 posted on 06/03/2008 10:05:02 PM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett (I'd rather be single than wish I was.)
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To: wafflehouse
Mighty disgusting.
6 posted on 06/03/2008 10:11:49 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: wafflehouse

Dang, I’m 50 and have outlived my due date from these freaks by about 48.6 years.

These folks need to be sent to rehab....or just summarily shot.


7 posted on 06/03/2008 10:13:50 PM PDT by wardaddy (Obama?...........you actually deserve to be referred to as "boy")
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To: wafflehouse
Since the morons at “Planet Slayers” don't seem to have any kind of a life—other than writing their miserable, offensive, crap TV show—they probably spend their time sitting in a corner playing with themselves.

As a person who spent my entire adult life working with, and for, children, I find this story absolutely infuriating and terrifying. It makes me, alternately, want to tear these fools at “Planet Slayers” limb from limb and vomit.

8 posted on 06/03/2008 10:13:54 PM PDT by singfreedom
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To: wafflehouse

WTF. one of the questions is how much money you spend? And apparently I used up my share of the planet at 5.8 years old. Now I’m working on everyone elses shares.

This test is just sick.


9 posted on 06/03/2008 10:14:35 PM PDT by Domandred (McCain's 'R' is a typo that has never been corrected)
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To: wafflehouse
However even a "virtuous" rating (e.g. not owning a car and recycling) is outweighed by eating meat
 
According to these whackos, meat will not only deprive the pig (i.e. your kids) from getting heaven, it causes men to go to WAR!
 
 
 
 

10 posted on 06/03/2008 10:15:44 PM PDT by littlehouse36 (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible make violent revolution inevitable - JFK)
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To: wafflehouse

I feel disgust when slime-bag hypocrites want YOU to die for THEIR cause:

1) Muslims recruiting for suicide bombings
2) Enviro-wackos urging YOU to die for the planet

SET AN EXAMPLE! ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS!

What?? Your life is precious to you? What about everyone else? Ahhh ... maybe now you will at least shut up.


11 posted on 06/03/2008 10:17:46 PM PDT by ROTB (Our Constitution [is] for a [Christian] people. It is wholly inadequate [for] any other. -John Adams)
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To: wardaddy

Personally, I’m all for the shooting.

These lunatics think they are so much smarter than anyone else and, since their “mission” is so “righteous”, they feel entitled to offend or harm anyone who gets in their way. They are terrorists just like the Islamofacists. (....and I’ll bet none of them have children. It’s a good thing. We sure don’t need THEM contributing to the gene pool!)


12 posted on 06/03/2008 10:21:19 PM PDT by singfreedom
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To: littlehouse36

holy crap.. you found another egregious oxygen thief. i think the peter principle applies to social evolution and we are just about there


13 posted on 06/03/2008 10:25:11 PM PDT by wafflehouse (RE-ELECT NO ONE !)
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To: wardaddy

I took the test when it first appeared on FR. I think I was supposed to die at 7.

What I didn’t understand was why it was wrong to spend a certain amount of money. I don’t think I’m a spendthrift, but what w/student loans and all, I spend much of what I make. Since I make a good income, on the test, the pig practically exploded. Is it wrong w/these ecofreaks to make a good income? And, with housing costs being what they are, people can spend thousands of dollars a year and just be paying the rent/mortgage, even if they live pretty green or low maintenance in other aspects of their lives. Wassup with these freaks?


14 posted on 06/03/2008 10:30:37 PM PDT by radiohead (I stood up for Fred at the Iowa Caucus. Where were the rest of you so-called conservatives?)
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To: Domandred

Babies aborted/sacrificed to Moloch are the carbon credits of “energy hogs”. They don’t breathe so that we can. < /s >


15 posted on 06/03/2008 10:31:15 PM PDT by weegee (Obama 2008 motto; Get on the bus, or prepare to be thrown under it.)
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To: radiohead
I took the test when it first appeared on FR.

when did you see this? i searched but couldnt find it.. the article in The Register was posted 6/3
16 posted on 06/03/2008 10:48:19 PM PDT by wafflehouse (RE-ELECT NO ONE !)
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To: wafflehouse

I should have died before I was 9 according to this quiz and yet I chose to live. Feeding, consuming, VIOLATING GAIA!!!! BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! AND YOU CAN’T STOP ME WORMS!!! YOU WILL ALL KNEEL BEFORE MY MASTER!!!!!

http://www.zod2008.com/

Vote General Zod for true change! :-)


17 posted on 06/03/2008 10:48:24 PM PDT by kb2614 (Hell hath no fury than a bureaucrat scorned)
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To: wafflehouse; CygnusXI; Fiddlstix; Timeout; Entrepreneur; Defendingliberty; WL-law; ...
Further proof that the self-loathing ecotards hate humanity.

 



Calculate your one-day Carbon Belch !

18 posted on 06/03/2008 10:48:32 PM PDT by steelyourfaith
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To: kb2614

an honest politician! how refreshing! he’s got my vote


19 posted on 06/03/2008 11:00:09 PM PDT by wafflehouse (RE-ELECT NO ONE !)
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To: wafflehouse

I think it’s been a few days, maybe a week. And there was another thread after I took the test.

I love FR, but the search function sucks.


20 posted on 06/03/2008 11:06:07 PM PDT by radiohead (I stood up for Fred at the Iowa Caucus. Where were the rest of you so-called conservatives?)
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To: wafflehouse

Nuts like these are dangerous and they are organized. They are chasing fictional, contrived bogeymen that do not exist. Human beings are just parasites that destroy the earth. In their minds, it is last day, and all our crystals are blinking, red-black. Report to the sleepshop or the Sandman will come. There is no Sanctuary, Runners will be eliminated by the Sandman.


21 posted on 06/03/2008 11:13:29 PM PDT by WildcatClan
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To: wafflehouse

just damn.


22 posted on 06/03/2008 11:33:00 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: wafflehouse

My advise: buy guns.


23 posted on 06/03/2008 11:42:10 PM PDT by TheThinker (Capitalism is the natural result of a democratic government.)
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To: wafflehouse

The first child that kills him/herself because of this garbage, the entire bunch should be put against the wall and SHOT!


24 posted on 06/03/2008 11:47:04 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (No matter which one is elected, America may very well never recover from the damage to be done.)
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To: RetiredArmy
!DOUBLE CANISTER! Image and video hosting by TinyPic GRRRRRRRRRRR!
25 posted on 06/03/2008 11:52:27 PM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: wafflehouse

I answered the questions by pigging out on everything. As long as you spend 30% of your income on ethical investments, you live forever.

Explains Al Gore, I guess....


26 posted on 06/04/2008 4:30:32 AM PDT by Eepsy (12-26-2008 +1)
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To: wafflehouse

What sick freaks.


27 posted on 06/04/2008 4:56:16 AM PDT by ShadesOfAutumn
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To: wafflehouse

According to this PoS, I should die at age 3.7...

It is my pleasure to continue living, hopefully to my three score and ten or even four score, using “more than my fair share” of resources for the entire time.

The @$$hats don’t get it - I own all the resources I can pay for and have the right to dispose of ‘em as I see fit. There is no “fair share.” The people who put up this site are enviro-commies who are unable to realize this fact.


28 posted on 06/04/2008 5:03:13 AM PDT by Little Ray (I'm a Conservative. But I can vote for John McCain. If I have to. I guess.)
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To: wafflehouse

I should have died when I was 1.4 years old.


29 posted on 06/04/2008 5:09:17 AM PDT by Ditto (Global Warming: The 21st Century's Snake Oil)
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To: All

hmm post birth abortion.

The Ivory Tower preached no children population control because by 2000 the world would starve to death.

In the modern world we have more than enough food for the world, so much we are burning it in cars for fuel.

This die so algore can have a limo is about power grabbing. Crisis means power for politicians.


30 posted on 06/04/2008 5:17:16 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: wafflehouse
To eco-kooks, man is a blight on Mother Earth, rather than God's crowning achievement.
31 posted on 06/04/2008 5:22:01 AM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: singfreedom
"—they probably spend their time sitting in a corner playing with themselves."

Heeeeeeey!

32 posted on 06/04/2008 5:30:52 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (When the rapture comes, can I have your stuff?)
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To: wafflehouse

It seems that they are getting more upset about a cartoon pig exploding than the fact the quiz encourages kids to kill themselves for the ‘good of the earth’.

To which I say to the genius who designed this little quiz: “You first!”


33 posted on 06/04/2008 5:33:46 AM PDT by ozark hilljilly (I was gruntled before I was disgruntled.)
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To: wafflehouse

I’m betting that these scumbags were unenlightened kids before they saw “the light”. All of them would have been dead by now. Put up or shut up. They are all living on someone else’s carbon so let them assemble as a group and kill themselves. Don’t forget their kids or their parents because they are all living with someone else’s carbon also. Let them recreate Jonestown and then I might believe that they are sincere; but still ignorant idiots.


34 posted on 06/04/2008 6:34:48 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: wafflehouse

Have they approached al gore to plead with him to off himself? There are not enough carbon credits in the world to make up for the habits of that fat pig.


35 posted on 06/04/2008 6:36:36 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: wafflehouse

Took the quiz. I should die at age 4.1 (I’m 60 now). What a POS.


36 posted on 06/04/2008 6:48:32 AM PDT by timydnuc (I'll die on my feet before I'll live on my knees.)
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To: wafflehouse

Just damn is right.

Hope Rush et al. cache this on their sites.


37 posted on 06/04/2008 7:33:21 AM PDT by fightinJAG (RUSH: McCain was in the Hanoi Hilton longer than we've been in Iraq, and never gave up.)
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To: Eepsy

Yep it’s all about how the nutjubs want you to spend your money. I did the opposite of you and did the “best” on everything even lowest income. Spent 0 money to “ethical investments”. 28 years.


38 posted on 06/04/2008 9:55:08 AM PDT by Domandred (McCain's 'R' is a typo that has never been corrected)
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To: wafflehouse

How about the methane emitters?


39 posted on 06/04/2008 9:56:53 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: wardaddy

Bullets are cheaper and more satisfying.


40 posted on 06/04/2008 10:00:13 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (When hopelessness replaces hope, it opens the door to evil.)
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To: wafflehouse

Just wait.

We are going to have a movement to kill off a lot of people to save the planet soon enough.


41 posted on 06/04/2008 3:39:15 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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