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frankenbike

Member since Sep 2017 • Last active Feb 2019

I like ugly bikes and bodges

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    Yeah, I sound like a cock but I don't know how to phrase it. You know what I mean though - people either double down on their position or change. "I drive a Landrover" suggests he's going with the "I'm going to leave my car running just to piss you off" response.

    I'm going to go and do something else now, I've said more than enough. Sorry if I upset anyone.

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    Oh and I drive a fuck off Landrover.

    Don't go down this road (pun). Take the opportunity to self-reflect. I might have pissed you off but don't choose the wrong side just to spite me.

    Elon is a small part of the climate change issue - it doesn't really matter if you disagree with me on him. It's more important to evaluate the rest of your day-to-day life in terms of impact. "I drive a Landrover" as a response doesn't fill me with hope that you're going to take what I've said very seriously. Hope I'm wrong

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    In some cases probably yes. I mean I'd rather people don't buy cars at all

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    Let me come at this from an angle you'll understand.

    You are aware of the global consequences of climate change, right? You are aware of which groups of people will be hit hardest and soonest? It is the most egregious example of a privileged minority fucking over the rest of the world for their own gain, by far, which is a cause you profess to care about. To not act now or to deter others from acting is horrifyingly selfish; far, far worse than firing someone who wants to unionise. Tesla employees are not going to die if they're fired. Do you know who will, if we don't do something? Children in poverty on island nations or in Bangladesh or wherever, when their homes are flooded, and disease, famine, drought and violence are rampant.

    If you are still driving more than absolutely necessary (which is 0 for most people in cities), if you are doing that driving in an inefficient car, if you are eating meat and cheese, flying, buying everything wrapped in 6 layers of plastic, you are making a statement that a small inconvenience to you is more important than the lives of vulnerable poor people around the world over the coming decades.

    If you're whinging on the internet because some Americans lost their jobs in the course of tackling climate change you are saying that those jobs are more important than the lives of vulnerable people around the world.

    Obviously, in theory this is a false equivalency - we can tackle climate change without having to sack workers who organise and call people pedos - but where are the people who are doing that? Where are the hundreds of companies and products that are necessary for us to stop catastrophic climate change? They don't exist, because barely anyone cares.

    Yes, Elon is a weapons-grade bellend. Don't get me wrong; I know this and I hate it. But it's too late to worry about that. Unless you can offer a better solution, grit your teeth, hold your nose and compromise on your hardcore stance in order to sort the problem out, rather than sitting in your diesel complaining. The best we can do with the options available is tell him off when he does something naughty, hope he doesn't do it again, and wait for someone better to come along.

    PS. inb4 some knob pipes up with "you just went to Nepal"

    PPS. parklife, popcorn gifs, etc.

    PPPS. my friend's ex went out with Grimes before she was famous

    PPPPS. epic fail on my behalf to spend my Friday night writing this bollocks

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    He ain't "my boi". I think he's a dickhead who isn't doing enough. But guess what, "dickhead who isn't doing enough" adaquately describes nearly every politician, celebrity and businessperson in the entire world.

    To mitigate (not solve - way too late already) climate change we need to be pragmatic and make compromises. We need to do it right now. We cannot afford to wait around because some guy sent a mean tweet one time.

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    Yeah yeah. He's a dickhead but you're in denial about climate change.

    Rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic

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    Complaining about Elon Musk's behaviour is like saying "that crew member was a bit rough when he put my lifejacket on and threw me off the sinking ship". Unions won't matter when there's no food or water.

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    https://twitter.com/PolhomeEditor/statusĀ­/1096107756782792704

    If you think the Tories are at war now, just wait till you see the story breaking at 8pm. #staytuned

    ooh...

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