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Tens of thousands march to kick off climate summit, demanding end to warming-causing fossil fuels

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Millions? Really like I said you can protest all day long but protesters have zero right to violate the rights of others!

They have First Amendment rights which are 24/7 supersedes any other law when it is a constitutional right.

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First Amendment.

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Americans have the right to assemble and protest just like all the right-wing groups do. Protesting is not against the law.

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TokyoCoffeeGuy

“Americans have the right to assemble and protest just like all the right-wing groups do. Protesting is not against the law.”

> Thanks for admitting it’s all politically motivated!

I admitted nothing

The First Amendment protects your right to assemble and express your views through protest.

So you don't support the First Amendment?

Wallace the minute you violate the rights of other with your protest you have broken the law and should be arrested.

No, you don't. Otherwise, there would have been millions of arrests of protestors across the years.

Just because you don't support the cause of a protest does not make it wrong or illegal.

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If you can't refute the message, insult the messengers.

So basically, tens of thousands of hypocrites…..with smartphones, teevee’s, electric mixers to make their pinacoladas, electric toothbrushes, and on. Like to see them get their fashion tattoos the old way. LOL

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And as they destroy private and public property along the way.

There were no reports of damage to property. It was a peaceful march, not a Jan 6 riot.

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The days of Republican debates being about who loves Jesus and firearms the most and hates taxes and science the most have gone.

I wish this were true.

But we have to live with two sad facts 1) its the oldies voting most. 2) the votes of the ordinary person don't count for much. Our respresentatives are always removed from the race by the rich.

And both of those are why the protests are absolutely VITAL. Either we are on the edge of rebellion or we get NOTHING.

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So basically, tens of thousands of hypocrites…..with smartphones, teevee’s, electric mixers to make their pinacoladas, electric toothbrushes, and on. Like to see them get their fashion tattoos the old way. LOL

Basically "if I imagine them to not be fully committed to the message, it gives me the right to ignore the message", huh?

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Wow lots of "experts" here who only think it's constitutional to protest for causes they agree with (like 2020 election results).

I don't think these protests accomplish much, but it doesn't make financial sense to build more coal- or oil-fired power plants these days due to the lower cost of renewables. Fossil fuels are on their way out due to economics.

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What so many call progress isn't.

Even Americans are going to have to go back to working with their hands again or its the end of humanity. People need to stop believing new tech is going to save us. It won't. Tech as been the core of the problem from the very start, and each new tech brings as many or more problems than solutions.

The Amish were right all along.

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I see there are posters who don't support free speech and the First Amendment nor the right to assemble and protest of course unless they are the right-wing protests.

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“President Biden, our lives depend on your actions today,” said Louisiana environmental activist Sharon Lavigne. “If you don't stop fossil fuels our blood is on your hands.”

Politicians need to keep an eye on this. Even young Republicans put climate change high up on their list of important priorities.

Those seeing it as a hoax are starting to look like Betamax users still believing in ‘go woke, go broke’.

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I hope this is the strategy America's left carries into the next election cycle. Environmentalism in its current form is both incredibly phony and unhinged, so I think people see it for what it is.

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Environmentalism in its current form 

Environmentalism has many forms. For some it is simply recycling and not wasting water. For others it’s what we read about here.

so I think people see it for what it is.

As I mentioned earlier, savvy politicians and number crunchers should keep an eye on views on climate change among the younger generations, particularly on the American right. It even warranted a question from a young Republican in the Republican candidate debate.

The days of Republican debates being about who loves Jesus and firearms the most and hates taxes and science the most have gone.

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They drum up these conspiracy theories in their overseas basements then prance around destroying public property and interfering with people's lives.

What conspiracy theories are you talking about? the things they are demonstrating against have been demonstrated without problem.

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Crazy!

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Haha yes of course and the phones these hypocrites use and the clothes they wear.

Just a word of advice to the modern day Galileos (thanks Jimizo): you don't know what the carbon characteristics of the local power supply that powers the phones is, nor due you know how much reuse the clothes get. Please continue.

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If the HEAT waves and climate pandemic of 2023 was not enough to persuade these greedy oil producers and their allies then I don't know what would.

People are dying from heat strokes and yet some are still pushing ahead and producing the very same poison that destroyed mother earth.

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You clearly don’t live in Japan. Yes when people can’t afford their electricity and the Government’s like Japan ask it’s citizens to cut back in using AC. Your right heat related deaths are bound to happen, especially amongst the elderly.

None of that has anything to do with fossil fuels, if we had more fossil fuel usage then more people would live because they could use their AC and the prices would go down.

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More energy is needed and new ways of creating it have to be introduced into our societies.

No doubt that there has been a repressive mentality towards this but now fossil fuels are becoming inaccessible and limited.

Time for a worldwide push towards a new energy source

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Those seeing it as a hoax are starting to look like Betamax users still believing in ‘go woke, go broke’.

Say what now? For one, Betamax was a far superior device. My father had one for recording and over-recording his favorite TV shows LONG after other cheap crap VHS systems had died. The general public is dumb as a brick, and buys cheap now to LOSE money in the long run.

Go woke, go broke? That's got nothing to do with climate change. "Woke" began by meaning awareness of obfuscated racism, such as we had and still have with drug laws and penalties that fill American prisons with Black people. It recently changed to include awarness of sexism and LGBT discrimination, although even I have to admit its become much more than that and is now about LGBT and female hegemony.

It would be insane to combine BOTH anti-discrimination/ pro-hegemony agendas with the issue of climate change, and lump them into one box called "woke". Only crazy people are doing that. You may discount the words of crazy people, but keep your eyes on them.

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Have you seen how these scientists live? Not exactly a luxurious lifestyle, many are struggling just to get by. If they just wanted money they'd work in the private sector. My env science professor drove an old beater car in worse shape than mine (when I was a poor student). And you think they're making big bucks from some shady "globalist". Lol.

“Yes, if you don't know how science is done it would seem that way.”

Oh you mean the fake science people like you refer to. The scientists who are paid by the very globalists pushing this fake agenda. Haha

I’m really curious have you actually read any of Klaus Schwabs books? Have you not seen a single video of the members of the WEF speaking about total control over the human population.

I would be far more concerned if I where you about what these people are trying to do.

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Tens of thousands march to kick off climate summit, demanding end to warming-causing fossil fuels

So basically, tens of thousands of hypocrites…..with smartphones, teevee’s, electric mixers to make their pinacoladas, electric toothbrushes, and on. Like to see them get their fashion tattoos the old way. LOL

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“No, you don't. Otherwise, there would have been millions of arrests of protestors across the years”

Millions? Really like I said you can protest all day long but protesters have zero right to violate the rights of others!

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Far left wing extremists who support violent protesting need to be harshly treated.

They drum up these conspiracy theories in their overseas basements then prance around destroying public property and interfering with people's lives.

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“First Amendment.”

Sorry that ends the minute you violate the law and you effect the lives of others by not letting them get to their place of employment on time or blocking emergency service vehicles from responding to calls.

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“Americans have the right to assemble and protest just like all the right-wing groups do. Protesting is not against the law.”

Thanks for admitting it’s all politically motivated!

Wallace the minute you violate the rights of other with your protest you have broken the law and should be arrested.

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