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5 hours ago, August1991 said:

I'll believe that CO2 emissions are a serious threat to the climate when Tom Hanks flies a plane like Jimmy Stewart.

https://people.com/barack-obama-and-tom-hanks-meet-up-on-greece-vacation-7556163

Were you born before Issac Newton?  Because that's the only way that this would make sense.

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On 7/3/2023 at 3:12 PM, TreeBeard said:

Why do you base your belief in science based on the actions of uber-rich celebrities?

In the 1940s, Jimmy Stewart and Joseph Kennedy (US Ambassador to the UK) were uber-rich celebrities.

Among many others, they changed their lifestyles.

 

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On 7/3/2023 at 9:32 AM, Michael Hardner said:

Were you born before Issac Newton?  Because that's the only way that this would make sense.

Sorry, Michael. As Americans say: "I don't buy it."

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We know of Newton now. But before him, there were countless others who got it wrong. Newton famously referred to them.

The scientific method requires tests, and tests.

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When someone tells me I have no choice - I have to decide now: I touch my wallet.  

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11 hours ago, Michael Hardner said:

We're not talking about calling them out, we're talking about refusing to do anything until a hypocrite does something.

Imagine if we all refused to do things because they were hypocrites in public life.

 

Michael,

In WWII, Roosevelt and Stalin were afraid to fly. They changed their personal behaviour because they saw the threat.

Churchill was not afraid to fly.

I recall when Trudeau Snr waved his hand in June 1968. 

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The context? This was in late June 1968.

Martin Luther King was assassinated in April 1968.

Robert Kennedy was assassinated in early June 1968.

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A few weeks later, in late June 1968, Trudeau Snr was not afraid to be in public - and he waved away the security people.

Imagine.

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On 7/22/2023 at 1:00 PM, Aristides said:

Really, how did they change their lifestyles?

Joseph Kennedy lost his first son.

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Young men today in English-Canada don't quite understand what happened in 1914, and then 1939.

Young men in America? Clueless.

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I worked for several years in Russia. Taught young men. I have been to Galicia - western Ukraine.

This is a foolish Civil War. These people are stubborn.

 

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On 7/22/2023 at 1:00 PM, Aristides said:

Really, how did they change their lifestyles?

Jimmy Stewart flew several missions. The Americans flew in daylight.

The British/Canadians flew at night

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While they were doing this, dropping bombs on German cities, the German/Nazis were killing Jews in Poland, killing soldiers in Russia..

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38 minutes ago, August1991 said:

Jimmy Stewart flew several missions. The Americans flew in daylight.

The British/Canadians flew at night

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While they were doing this, dropping bombs on German cities, the German/Nazis were killing Jews in Poland, killing soldiers in Russia..

I know what Stewart did but I don't see how that was a change in his character. Night bombing was even more dangerous than daylight because each bomber was on its own. Bomber Command fatality rate was 44.4%, over 55,000 killed out of 125,000 aircrew

Kennedy senior was such a defeatist that Churchill demanded he be removed as Ambassador and after the war he was a big supporter of Joe McCarthy and vocal anti semite. He didn't change at all.

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"I thought my daffodils were yellow until I met Joe Kennedy".[

Randolph Churchill

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On 7/6/2023 at 10:58 AM, Michael Hardner said:

Imagine if we all refused to do things because they were hypocrites in public life.

I think its more not feeling guilty if choosing not to, because of the hypocrites virtue signaling to you about your behavior.

If you want to do something, you don't need someone to tell you to. Especially as a functional adult.

On 7/6/2023 at 10:33 AM, ironstone said:

Those people must be called out.

I personally feel they shouldn't be taken seriously. 

Its like a crackhead telling you about morals and Jesus. 

I see it the same as someone who uses a helicopter to avoid traffic, and flies everywhere lecturing me about the waste I create.

Someone that out of touch deserves to be dismissed.

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