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A ‘Pretty Edgy’ Climate Campaign (blowing people up)
New York Times ^ | October 4, 2010 | ANDREW C. REVKIN

Posted on 10/04/2010 11:58:11 AM PDT by reaganaut1

Hey, in an entertainment universe where a blood-soaked psychopath can be a hero and flesh-munching zombies can be hilarious (to me, too), what’s a few exploding schoolchildren?

Late last week, a British climate group released “ No Pressure,” a mini-film aimed at rounding up new recruits to its “10:10″ movement, in which people, schools, companies and other participants pledge to cut their greenhouse gas emissions 10 percent in a year.

On paper, the project had everything going for it — the screenwriter of “Four Weddings and a Funeral” and “Bridget Jones’s Diary,” music by Radiohead, on-screen talent including Gillian Anderson, a partnership with The Guardian newspaper, which got the exclusive, unveiling the video with a gushy blog post that called it “attention grabbing” and “pretty edgy.”

Attention grabbing and “pretty edgy,” indeed. The opening scene shows a school teacher cheerily tallying hands of those in her class agreeing to cut their carbon, then pushing a red button, bursting two naysayers like balloons filled with fruit punch. Other scenes repeat the spattery process in an office and on a soccer field. The video makes last year’s “ polar bears falling from the sky” film clip fighting frequent flying look like Teletubbies.

If the goal had been to convince people that environmental campaigners have lost their minds and to provide red meat (literally) to shock radio hosts and pundits fighting curbs on greenhouse gases, it worked like a charm. Of course the goal might have been buzz more than efficacy. Too often these days, that’s the online norm. They succeeded on that front. I, among many others, am forced to write about it. Congratulations.

(Excerpt) Read more at dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News
KEYWORDS: 1010; academicbias; achillwind; cult; ecoterrorists; globalwarming; hollywoodreds; indoctrination; junkscience; nopressure; pseudoscience; radiohead; reeducationcenters; thegreenmenace; tyranny
Several commenters at the NYT site (for example #3, 4, and 7) unload on Revkin and other global warmists.
1 posted on 10/04/2010 11:58:14 AM PDT by reaganaut1
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To: steelyourfaith

global warming ping


2 posted on 10/04/2010 11:58:50 AM PDT by reaganaut1
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To: reaganaut1

That’s not edgy, that reveals the murderous heart of global warming fascists to even consider the thought of blowing up children who didn’t toe their political line.


3 posted on 10/04/2010 12:00:20 PM PDT by highlander_UW (Education is too important to abdicate control of it to the government)
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To: reaganaut1

I saw the video. What I saw was a bunch of potential foot soldier appalled and disgusted by their leader’s tactics. It could have been a gross parody of the green movement’s anti-human objectives.


4 posted on 10/04/2010 12:00:59 PM PDT by DManA
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To: reaganaut1
“edgy”

That's the characterization that all these Libs look for as a badge of honor. Blow up kids? Wow, how edgy! Show Jesus in a sex act? “Edgy” too!

I don't even get remotely agitated about these things anymore. They are a pathetic example of the self-contradulatory decline of what passes for “art” and popular culture these days. I just tune out.

5 posted on 10/04/2010 12:01:31 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: reaganaut1

That is not edgy, it is terroristic, and is intended to be so.


6 posted on 10/04/2010 12:02:07 PM PDT by Psalm 144
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Leftists love the world and its system.

James 4:4


7 posted on 10/04/2010 12:03:45 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
Fascism is edgy and their brownshirts are snappy dress.
8 posted on 10/04/2010 12:08:34 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: reaganaut1
Some way to convince people of the merits of an argument. It is disgusting and revealing on many levels.
9 posted on 10/04/2010 12:08:54 PM PDT by 1776 Reborn
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To: MrB

If some human gets in the way of your lofty goals blow them up. This is exactly what I suspect of leftists. What I wouldn’t have expected is that’d be so open about it.


10 posted on 10/04/2010 12:11:02 PM PDT by DManA
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To: reaganaut1

10:10 video is sick and demented.


11 posted on 10/04/2010 12:16:12 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Political correctness in America today is a Rip Van Winkle acid trip.)
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To: DManA

“If some human gets in the way of your lofty goals blow them up. “

The Islamic parallel is striking.


12 posted on 10/04/2010 12:17:09 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Political correctness in America today is a Rip Van Winkle acid trip.)
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To: reaganaut1

Just watched this on Fox. These radicals are terrorists.

Threatening to blow up kids or anyone else is a crime and should be taken seriously. These people are dangerous and serious and they should be dealt with as such.

The message is simple, go against us and you will be eliminated. We have been fighting a war on terrorism with people that have the same philosophy, either you submit or you die.

Anyone associated with these videos should be put on a watch list and treated as dangerous criminals.


13 posted on 10/04/2010 12:26:44 PM PDT by BlessingsofLiberty (Remember 911 *** God Bless Our Troops)
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To: reaganaut1
i think i'll go burn some trash...
14 posted on 10/04/2010 12:28:17 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: reaganaut1
Murderous bastards, as usual, on the left. Vile creatures. It may well be past the time to take it to them.
15 posted on 10/04/2010 12:28:25 PM PDT by Lazamataz (The battle lines are drawn: On one side, are Dems and Repubs. On the other, the Tea Party (us).)
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To: reaganaut1

In this ad, leftists inadvertently exposed themselves for who and what they are.


16 posted on 10/04/2010 12:36:33 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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17 posted on 10/04/2010 1:17:22 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Muslims are not the problem, the rest of the world is! /s)
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To: highlander_UW
*That’s not edgy, that reveals the murderous heart of global warming fascists to even consider the thought of blowing up children who didn’t toe their political line.*

This is how most of my arguments end with Leftists on the Internet.

They have a few (or one or two) facts, or what they THINK are facts. When I answer them back with better or actual facts the insults begin. They do NOT know how to handle being proved wrong.

You can see that violence or killing is the next step.
When the enviro-nuts very close cousins killed 6 million in the 30’s and 40’s and their comrades killed 100 million last century most people thought it was a terrible thing. Now, the Left is getting closer and closer to coming right out and calling for a Final Solution to those that do not fall in line lockstep with their false “science.” They are starting off with humor to desensitize people and make killing those that disagree seem normal.

Their “humorous” message is, kill all those that disagree, even if they are children.

Laugh?! I never thought I'd start....

18 posted on 10/04/2010 1:27:19 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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To: Oldpuppymax

On multiple levels -

Stupid, wasteful, malevolent, weak minded, just plain weird, poor judgement, immature, intolerant, etc -

In other words - juvenile. “Children with a budget” is how things like this get made and released.


19 posted on 10/04/2010 1:30:23 PM PDT by Eldon Tyrell
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To: WOBBLY BOB
*Fascism is edgy and their brownshirts are snappy dress.*

Next: A “humorous” PSA from the Klimate Eco-terrorists with “deniers*” being gassed.

*Heavy-duty irony

20 posted on 10/04/2010 1:37:13 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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To: PATRIOT1876
Their “humorous” message is, kill all those that disagree, even if they are children.

It looks like even some progressives have difficulty accepting the final solution angle of the global warming fanatics. But you pegged it, they are only a degree or two from advocating the elimination of any nonbelievers.

21 posted on 10/04/2010 1:37:42 PM PDT by highlander_UW (Education is too important to abdicate control of it to the government)
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To: DManA
*If some human gets in the way of your lofty goals blow them up. This is exactly what I suspect of leftists. What I wouldn’t have expected is that’d be so open about it.*

If someone disagrees, blow them up and make the world a better place!

~Mao, Stalin, Saul Alinsky, Bill Maher(?), Garafalo (?), Ceausescu, Chavez, Che, PolPot, Obama (?), Reid (?), Pelosi (?).....

22 posted on 10/04/2010 1:40:25 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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To: Psalm 144

BUMP


23 posted on 10/04/2010 1:45:40 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: Oldpuppymax
In this ad, leftists inadvertently exposed themselves for who and what they are.

In the past 40 years, they've killed 50million kids in the United States alone.

The more accomplices they can get, the easier it will be for the Billy Ayerses of the world to get the remaining red diaper doper babies to ACCEPT the murder of the "estimated" 30 million "hold outs" who will have to be "eliminated" to usher in the glorious socialist utopia. That is, the 30 million who cannot be "re-educated".

Yes, we know who they are and just how they plan to get there. They been quite open about it.

24 posted on 10/04/2010 1:48:52 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: reaganaut1; carolinablonde; SolitaryMan; rdl6989; livius; DollyCali; IrishCatholic; meyer; ...
Thanx, reaganaut1 !

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

25 posted on 10/04/2010 1:53:19 PM PDT by steelyourfaith (ObamaCare Death Panels: a Final Solution to the looming Social Security crisis.)
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To: reaganaut1
When they came up with the term "deniers" to identify those who disagreed with Global Warming I knew they had murder in their hearts. These kind of terms carry a lot of emotional impact.

It goes beyond mere disagreement and into considering others traitors, betrayers, and non-human for their thoughts. I will not act like them by wishing them dead or destroyed. We need to consider that when condemning this video. I won't call them vermin, however, I won't stand by and let them blow me up, either!

I hope the British remember this fellow. I am one. Note the plow behind him. A farmer is a pretty stable, go along to get along fellow. But PUSH HIM TO FAR...We will defend ourselves!


26 posted on 10/04/2010 1:53:28 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: reaganaut1
The real question should be: Would their button thumbs be faster than our trigger fingers? They`d better start mass producing those little boxes because ammo is plentiful and still relatively cheap.
27 posted on 10/04/2010 1:55:45 PM PDT by nomad
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To: nomad

Bookmark


28 posted on 10/04/2010 4:11:55 PM PDT by Publius6961 ("In 1964 the War on Poverty Began --- Poverty won.")
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