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Old 01-16-2020, 06:35 AM   #1  
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Exclamation Boyan Slat vs Greta Thunberg. Why?

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Do we care?
I think we do...
Because what is happening with them is an undeniable hint that some entity, for some reason, is manipulating what we (believe to) know.

In a nutshell:
Boyan Slat has invented and deployed a remarkable tool to clean the oceans.
Greta Thunberg has done...
Well...
Nothing, other than scream bloody murder about a bunch of issues that she clearly doesn't understand and spew out a bunch of propositions that would destroy current civilization without any clear benefit.
She has been nominated for a Nobel Prize.
A Nobel Prize, that has been known to be offered to an unlimited number of Communists, including Pope Francis, who is also a known child-molester defender.
I personally believe that civilization is having a negative effect on climate, and I am firmly convinced that there are interest groups out there twisting facts and profiting from turbulent ignorance.

So, why do I think that a bunch of aviators that I don't know care about this crap?
Because that same ignorance has the potential to undermine the whole industry at best, or invalidate completely the activity that I enjoy the most as a thinking being (the "thinking" part depends on who you ask).

Finally, I am no bashing Greta Thunberg.
I think that her passion is remarkable and her intentions elevating. But I also think that her ignorance has converted her into a pawn for the "entity" that is hell-bent in confusing us.
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So...
Here it goes.
Make your own judgement and please take the actions that you deem necessary.

The Dichotomy Of Greta Thunberg and Boyan Slat
https://medium.com/@gohbenjamin46/th...t-570c75143168

Greta Thunberg Ė Zero Solutions Ė Nominated For Nobel Prize
Boyan Slat Ė Ocean Cleanup Project Goes Unnoticed
https://www.mensdayout.com/in-the-so...vs-boyan-slat/

Greta Thunbergís ĎNo Solutioní Vs Boyan Slatís Ocean Cleanup, Who Really Deserves Nobel Nomination?
https://www.scrabbl.com/greta-thunbe...bel-nomination
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Old 01-16-2020, 07:26 AM   #2  
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Nobody takes the Nobel prize seriously. President Obama got one for just not being George Bush, and Iím not bashing Obama either, itís just that a very junior Senator without much of a record who was newly elected got it before he even had a chance to do anything as a President, good or bad.

OK, rant over. Iím not criticizing the former President, Iím criticizing the Nobel Prize committee. For demeaning the prize itself.

Or maybe Iím just jealous. Iím not George Bush either and they didnít give me any stinking medal..
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Nobody takes the Nobel prize seriously. President Obama got one for just not being George Bush, and Iím not bashing Obama either, itís just that a very junior Senator without much of a record who was newly elected got it before he even had a chance to do anything as a President, good or bad.

OK, rant over. Iím not criticizing the former President, Iím criticizing the Nobel Prize committee. For demeaning the prize itself.

Or maybe Iím just jealous. Iím not George Bush either and they didnít give me any stinking medal..
Yes, it's extremely politicized. I totally tune it out except for hard science awards (some of that at least is merit-based).
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Whatís really sad is a young girl suffering from autism is being used as a pawn for political games, instead of being protected and offered help which she clearly needs. Where are her parents? I have a daughter, no way would I ever subject her to something like this. And shame on the parents/adults who view her as some environmental hero, instead of a child who needs to be in school and get help for her condition.
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Old 01-17-2020, 10:31 AM   #5  
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Shame on all of you that maliciously attack teens. Be it school shooting survivors (are you really not understanding theyíre now anti-gun?!) to a girl like Greta who has the courage to stand out.
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courage to stand out.
part...

I don't like the idea of having dark interests using her "courage" to advance "their" agenda.

Boyan Slat had the "courage" to create *AND* implement a revolutionary system.
That system will not make a single penny to the "powers that be" (keep'm quiet...).

I am not attacking anyone (nor I want to attack or discourage a young speaker), but when you lay it out cut and dry, Boyan is quietly changing the World, while Greta is screaming nonsense to make someone's else wealthy.
And the planet be damned...
Sigh...
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Jesus, whatís next? Caitlyn Jenner not being considered the hero of our time?
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Hey....
whats goin on here?
i had a post altered last week by a moderator for referencing the Mayor of South Bend by name.

it was a violation of posting rules against partisan politics.

Now Iím reading all these politiciansí names here in this thread.
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Who takes the rantings of a 16 year old girl seriously?! Shame on her parents and whoever else is behind her.

Sorry, but 16 year olds can barely wipe their butts and they're gonna preach to the world? Ridiculous.
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History proves you wrong :

Jeanne DíArc - died 19

Blaise Pascal - mathematician at 11

William Sidis - went to Harvard at 11

Pablo Picasso - painted at 8

Bobby Fischer - chess Grand Master at 15

Mozart - died at 35, started composing as a child


There are long lists of child prodigies.

British Army you can join at 16
US Military you can join at 17
Legions and legions lied about their age to join the military in the various wars in the last 150 years.
Calvin Graham became the youngest decorated hero during WWII at the age of 12 as a Navy gunner.
Whats your problem with teenagers?
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