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Lebowski

Member since Aug 2014 • Last active Jan 2020
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    This is especially the case for renewable sources that aren’t yet competitive with fossil fuel (ie most of them)

    Aren't renewables cheaper than most fossil fuels at the moment? And the price of renewables is dropping further each year.

    which thus, ironically, demand the expenditure of more fossil fuel in the short term than there would otherwise be if they weren’t being manufactured at all.

    Don't even know what is happening here.

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    It's more like a fairly dull stand up routine.

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    Ha, I was trying to be sarcastic, but obviously terrible at it. Should have known better on the film thread as well.

    I would have actually gone with True Romance, Heathers and Name of the Rose. Can't remember Pump up the Volume, but my younger self may have enjoyed it.

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    Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, Young Guns II

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    I loved it, but my wife walked out half way through as 'nothing was happening'.

    It's true, nothing happened, but it didn't happen beautifully.

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    Ooh, Mother Kelly's is great too. Not conducive to dry Jan though, dammit!

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    It's an interesting point.

    My counter to that is that XR are only listening to, and being driven by, the wide scientific consensus on climate change. Across the world, scientists are telling us that we need to drastically reduce climate emissions in the next 10 years.

    Unfortunately, encouraging everyone to ride bikes isn't going to achieve the level of change needed. We need systemic change at governmental level. XR is putting pressure on governments to make the kinds of change that are needed.

    To your comparison with preppers, the difference is that XR are actually trying to avert the catastrophe, not just preparing for it. Also, rather than being faith based, a worldwide consensus of scientists are telling us that the apocalypse is coming, but it seems that XR and groups like them are the only ones listening.

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    This new yorker profile of Suleimani in 2013 shows how important he was to Iran and how powerful he was in the region, even then:
    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2013/­09/30/the-shadow-commander

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    Nice one. Stay safe Joe!

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