I'm nearly 50, so fucked either way, but think bullying a kid who's got principles is pretty pathetic.
As yet it's unclear as to whether or not this teenage tirade was directed towards her parents.
Come to think of it there is a reason age restrictions apply to a ton of things kids would like to do... drink, drive, own guns, take newly legalised drugs, run for office!
Her speech was written to take effect of her age.... also her IMDB page lists her as an actress lol.
The free market will find a solution... not big government.
Which leads to the point being raised by some that this is all just a cover for just that.. more governmental control of people’s everyday lives. Bit like that useless ban on plastic straws.... when the bulk of the plastic waste in the oceans comes from a handful of river is Asia and Africa. But yeah.... ban something that the west disposes of sensibly and let’s ignore the mega tsunami of waste coming from those rivers.
So to be frank I am not buying into her crocodile tears until I hear her taking China to task!
Obviously not scientists whose funding relies on handouts.More than 500 scientists and professionals in climate and related fields have sent a “European Climate Declaration” to the Secretary-General of the United Nations asking for a long-overdue, high-level, open debate on climate change.
Oh and if you think scientists are above all that malarkey maybe check out the history behind the sugar industry pushing the notion that fat made you fat and not sugar.
How the Sugar Industry Shifted Blame to Fat
'free' markets often don't really come into play until the fundamental problems have been solved or subsidized by 'big government'
and markets are never 'free'
at one extreme, choking govt control and central planning
at the other, inevitable collusion, consolidation, and monopoly
the optimum is perhaps constant oversight and intervention in the pursuit of fair competition
with enough margin and protection to encourage innovation
not to mention the environmental and social infrastructure and protections required to make markets work for society, and not the other way around
i guess some would call that 'big government'
the very knowledge of the climate problem, is due to 'big government' research
perhaps it's all a grand conspiracy?
monstra mihi bona!
I don't know why people get worked up. This girl has ZERO power to change anything. Nobody listens to the experts, so why her ? She will have media attention for a certain time, her 15 minutes of fame, but so what ? There are people, with a lot less to say, that rabbit on in the media all the time. The public's average attention span these days is about 5 minutes. She will not start a revolution, unless it is conducted via facebook.
And even then I'm doubtful.
Even if this changes nothing, I think it's great to see that some kids have better things to do than hang out and play on their phones. Certainly, she'd be much better wife material if she sat around smoking joints, watching netflix and chilling, and getting pregnant with the boy next door, but maybe she has other plans ?
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