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Real contribution to Climate Change - slag off the Environmentalists !!

Lets start a thread of where we can name and shame these 'one day wonders' who's only
contribution in taking action in the climate change debate and making a real difference to the
environment is to slag off the environmentalists, their donors and their supporters for hypocrisy,
instead of going after the big boys who are really polluting the environment big time !!

First one Monmouth MP David Davies.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-49522842

Well done Mr Davies - that will really have the big polluters laughing their socks off on that score.
Maybe you should 'man up next time' and go after those in big business and other big boys
who are contravening the environment laws and other big environment impact operators
next time, from your position as an MP in Parliament.
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Old 31.08.2019, 11:44
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Re: Real contribution to Climate Change - slag off the Environmentalists !!

Thanks for the link.
Because of it,
I found this much more interesting article on the side.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-49524779
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Re: Real contribution to Climate Change - slag off the Environmentalists !!

The MP is right, they are hypocrites. Its not like they are just normal working stiffs who create a bit of carbon pollution through their daily grind, putting food on the table, etc. They are rock stars on a world tour (i guess? - never heard of them), creating an enormous amount of carbon emissions - who could surely afford to retire to a nice country estate with pigs and chickens and veggie gardens and spend the rest of their lives wallowing in the mud while their health slowly slips away and they learn to do the backbreaking labor that our Dark ages ancestors somehow endured..yes, yes?

nah - airplanes, cocaine, hotels, starry-eyed groupie chicks sound like way more fun.

It's all just virtue signaling and marketing, anyway.
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The MP is right, they are hypocrites. Its not like they are just normal working stiffs who create a bit of carbon pollution through their daily grind, putting food on the table, etc. They are rock stars on a world tour (i guess? - never heard of them), creating an enormous amount of carbon emissions - who could surely afford to retire to a nice country estate with pigs and chickens and veggie gardens and spend the rest of their lives wallowing in the mud while their health slowly slips away and they learn to do the backbreaking labor that our Dark ages ancestors somehow endured..yes, yes?

nah - airplanes, cocaine, hotels, starry-eyed groupie chicks sound like way more fun.

It's all just virtue signaling and marketing, anyway.
The MP's tirade on twitter does f@ck all in bringing to account the big wig polluters of the environment.
Which is what he should be concentrating on !!
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Re: Real contribution to Climate Change - slag off the Environmentalists !!

Just who are these big wig big boy polluters he should be going after?
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I agree with slagging off the environmentalists, they are nitwits!

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Lets start a thread of where we can name and shame these 'one day wonders' who's only
contribution in taking action in the climate change debate and making a real difference to the
environment is to slag off the environmentalists, their donors and their supporters for hypocrisy,
instead of going after the big boys who are really polluting the environment big time !!

First one Monmouth MP David Davies.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-49522842

Well done Mr Davies - that will really have the big polluters laughing their socks off on that score.
Maybe you should 'man up next time' and go after those in big business and other big boys
who are contravening the environment laws and other big environment impact operators
next time, from your position as an MP in Parliament.
slag off What does that mean? We are not all pommies here
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Old 31.08.2019, 19:06
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slag off What does that mean? We are not all pommies here
What are pommies?

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What are pommies?

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They are the people from GB who speak like they have a plum in their mouth

Or

A derogatory word used to refer to a Brit, derived from the acronym POME (Prisoner of Mother England).
Oi, that Pommie bastard stole all me chips.
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They are the people from GB who speak like they have a plum in their mouth

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A derogatory word used to refer to a Brit, derived from the acronym POME (Prisoner of Mother England).
Oi, that Pommie bastard stole all me chips.
Of which the ERG are the worst Pommies of all with their Chairman JRM of Old Etonian plummy accent
fame and all their MP's and supporters dreaming of the good old days of Britain's trading Empire being
the worst Prisoners of Mother England on this planet.

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I agree with slagging off the environmentalists, they are nitwits!

Tom
I like it, I like it.
Yes blow Climate change - lets have the whole human race carry on trashing the planet and blame such
behaviour on those environmentalists who don't come up to scratch.

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I like it, I like it.
Yes blow Climate change - lets have the whole human race carry on trashing the planet and blame such behaviour on those environmentalists who don't come up to scratch.
It's really hard to work out what point you're trying to make here, but your continued use of the word 'environmentalist' when referring to the members of a pop group is absurd. At best they may believe that they're helping the cause (although that's clearly secondary to helping their own), at a more cynical worst they're simply jumping on the bandwagon to further their own careers.

But environments they most certainly are not.
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A derogatory word used to refer to a Brit, derived from the acronym POME (Prisoner of Mother England).
There's little or no evidence to support this etymology - the origins of the term are not fully understood.

But if it's intended as a derogatory term, nobody bothered to tell us Poms about it. So you can call us Poms to your heart's content, even if you're not actually an Aussie yourself, and we really won't care.
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It's really hard to work out what point you're trying to make here, but your continued use of the word 'environmentalist' when referring to the members of a pop group is absurd. At best they may believe that they're helping the cause (although that's clearly secondary to helping their own), at a more cynical worst they're simply jumping on the bandwagon to further their own careers.

But environments they most certainly are not.
No I did say in my original post environmentalists, their donors and their supporters. So the Pop group
comes under the heading of environmentalist supporters or in Pop world parlance, their backing group.
Lol.

Also were including all the environmentalist activists like Greta Thunberg, who suffered derision from
the very beginning, over her choice of transport to get to Extinction Rebellion and other environmental
activist events.

Anyway by all means lets carry one deriding them and lift not a finger to save the planet, dump
electric cars & continue revving up our internal combustion engines - they make a great roar anyway
as opposed to the wimpy noise you get from an Electric car.

So do we really care about how many plastic bags we use and dump, No ! Do we care about the amount
of plastic packaging in Supermarkets, not one bit. Although we could complain about the extra cents
paid for plastic bags at Supermarkets these days.

Do we worry about any holes in the ozone layer in the upper atmosphere as a result of our behaviour -
never seen one with the naked eye - so carry on regardless. We can always excuse it by citing
environmental activist hypocrisy to disregard such warnings.

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The MP's tirade on twitter does f@ck all in bringing to account the big wig polluters of the environment.
Which is what he should be concentrating on !!
Just one thing, this particular MP is a climate change sceptic. He's trolling not taking any kind of moral high ground, and this pretty much proves it as it's taken from his own web page last Wednesday...

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David Davies, MP for Monmouth, said devolving air passenger duty (APD) would be good for all of Wales.


He is urging Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns and junior Wales Office minister Kevin Foster to back a unanimously-agreed report by his committee which strongly recommended that the UK Government should hand over control of APD in Wales to the Welsh Government by 2021.


The Welsh Government, which owns Cardiff Airport, has long argued for powers over APD to allow it to attract more long-haul flights.
https://www.david-davies.org.uk/news...ger-duty-wales

Someone should ask him if his wife walked from Hungary or did she catch the bus?
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There's little or no evidence to support this etymology - the origins of the term are not fully understood.

But if it's intended as a derogatory term, nobody bothered to tell us Poms about it. So you can call us Poms to your heart's content, even if you're not actually an Aussie yourself, and we really won't care.
Well what seems more the truth and what I think also is this explanation

A derogatory term started by Australians to describe recent British immigrants. There is no proof that it had to do with the acronym Prisoners of Her Majesty. It is more likely that it was an abbreviation of the word pomegranate and referred to the flush complexion of Brits (like a pomegranate's flesh) or it was chosen to rhyme with immigrant (like "Larry Flint").
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Wouldn't those be Australians?

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Wouldn't those be Australians?

Tom
No. The originals that came to Australia were all petty criminals being held in prisons in England.( POME) So maybe the word started then and grew to mean simply the English.( GB ). Now it pretty much means " those ( the British ) that speak with a plum in their mouth"

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