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Discussion in 'Latest Political News and Current Events' started by bdtex, Sep 12, 2019.

  1. bdtex

    bdtex Administrator Staff Member

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    But I just can't get behind some of the envirowhacko stuff.

    https://thehill.com/homenews/campai...el-off-houston-bridge-to-protest-fossil-fuels

    These Greenpeace folks have been hanging off the Fred Hartman Bridge over the Houston Ship Channel since this morning. The Dem debate is in Houston tonight and there's extra media in town,so they decided on this publicity stunt. You can see that bridge from where I live. Two lanes were closed during rush hour traffic this morning and will be again in just a few hours. Causing a traffic delay like that,among other wasted resources, is not helpful to their cause. Just what Dems hoping to flip Texas need too...pissed off working class people.
     
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  2. PhilFish

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    in addition to the fossil fuels burned by all those affected by having to sit in their cars due to the resulting traffic delay...someone ought tell them the nylon ropes they're using are made from petroleum derived polymers


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nylon#DuPont_and_the_invention_of_Nylon


    D'oh
     
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  3. bdtex

    bdtex Administrator Staff Member

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    From where they are hanging,they can see a DuPont plant too.
     
  4. PhilFish

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    nice.
     
  5. voyager

    voyager bon vivant

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    I believe things don't stay the same...the world is on the verge of another cleaner fuel whatever that may be. It may be the next BIG thing. I think the environment will survive man. Nature may have to kill us to do it but it will win.
     
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  6. Zam-Zam

    Zam-Zam Governor

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    On one hand, they bring attention to themselves. On the other, they perhaps repel more people than they attract to their cause....People don't like being stuck in traffic jams because someone decided to "express themselves".....And the longer they sit, the madder they get. And, ironically, the more gas they burn.

    Perhaps not a brilliant calculation on their part.

    Sorry they descended on your fair city....This, too, shall pass.
     
  7. bdtex

    bdtex Administrator Staff Member

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    This!


    Thank you sir. I don't have to get out of my suburban municipality today,so it hasn't had much effect on me. My daughter has to drive through it early this evening so my granddaughter sitting gig did get bumped up an extra 30 minutes earlier.
     
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  9. Zam-Zam

    Zam-Zam Governor

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    More time with your granddaughter.....The silver lining.
     
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  10. bdtex

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    Doesn't do much good if it helps them win re-election. Not sure GP even cares about that.
     
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  11. Mr. Friscus

    Mr. Friscus I think, therefore, I poop

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    The constant drama club theatrics...

    Life is a performance to so many leftist activists.
     
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    voyager bon vivant

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  13. Zam-Zam

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    It does raise a critical question:

    How, specifically, does snarling traffic for hours help the environment?

    My guess is that it doesn't.
     
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  14. bdtex

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    True of both sides.
     
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  15. marvin martian

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    As you can see, the perpetrators of this "protest" (and the folks supporting it) aren't smart enough to see that far ahead.
     
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    It is an interesting premise is it a fact that potable waters are drawn directly from streams and lakes and are not treated in any way whatsoever by cities and municipalities?
     
  18. bdtex

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    Bridge is completely closed this afternoon. Vehicles being diverted on alternate routes. More fossil fuel being consumed and more exhaust gases behind emitted. More angry drivers/voters.
     
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  19. Zam-Zam

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    Yep.

    Brilliant plan.
     
  20. marvin martian

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    Keep in mind it's still 1850 in the democrat party, so, yes.
     
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  21. Marcus Aurelius

    Marcus Aurelius AMERICAN, as in United States of... Supporting Member

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    link is required. board policy.

    WHY are you hiding your source?
     
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