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Waiting for the Melania tweet about not attacking children . . . . waiting . . . waiting . . .

The "Most Powerful Man in the World" bullies a kid on social media.

And Republicans love it.

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Donny is an absolute moron without impulse control. He benefits zero beyond his uber-ignorant base saying stuff like this.

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She's getting a way better and more real education from this than she would be getting in school.

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This is what makes Donald a loser.

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The foolish man child from America versus the mature young lady from Sweden.

Trump could learn so much from Miss Thunberg if he wasn't so pigheaded and arrogant.

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“Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, t

Angry Trump projecting. O.K. Boomer.

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It is pretty stupid of Trump, yes. He should just ignore her.

I just hope someday in the future she'll realise all this fearmongering and emotional manipulation that she's both an active participant in, and a victim of, is a gross exaggeration.

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In a Thursday morning tweet, Trump said, “Greta must work on her Anger Management problem,

Wha....?!?!?!

Oh the irony!!!!

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This is what makes Donald a 'pathetic loser'.

you almost got there...I added in for you.

These are the minds of things that makes me all of a sudden think, the world is not all as warm and cosy as I thought it was.

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Trump could learn so much from Miss Thunberg if he wasn't so pigheaded and arrogant.

Have you seen Thunberg’s lectures? Talk about pinheaded and arrogant! She comes off like a Maoist talking down to her grandparents for not being sufficiently anti-bourgeois.

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“the most disgraceful, bullying, unpresidential, almost cowardly thing to do. And he should be ashamed of himself. But he knows no shame.”

Of course Trump knows no shame. Spoiled class brats rarely do. And Trump knows the more he attacks the globe's scientists (except those paid by global big energy and big banking and finance) whose findings show humans are contributing to climate change, and also attacks young people worrying about the planet, the more financial and political support he and his Republicans will get from the globe's wealthiest and most powerful. They’ll especially get more support from the US’s resource extractors, and of course from nations whose ruling classes remain rich and powerful from the sales of oil, gas and coal (e.g. Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Russia, etc.)

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The Trump is probably not just a jerk, the man is sick.

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More trash from Trump.

Hasn’t he got better things to do? Running a country? Playing golf? Nicking money from charities?

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Wolfpack: Have you seen Thunberg’s lectures? 

Losers stick with losers.

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except those paid by global big energy and big banking and finance

huh? They are all on the take!

What's right with this?

Cost of carbon offset increase ....because it's needed to reach Paris target.

https://reneweconomy.com.au/australian-carbon-offset-price-hits-4-year-high-more-increases-ahead-43062/

...and you have everyone piling on the Australian to buy 'new' offsets, and not used current existing offsets.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/dec/09/about-100-countries-at-un-climate-talks-challenge-australias-use-of-carryover-credits

They are even twisting words to characterise existing offsets as 'loop holes'. Australian should pay twice?

The banking and finance masters of the universe, all of them, are on the take, they don't care if the planet self combust, as long as their carbon offsets assets are appreciating in value, and their bonuses is locked in.

Greta is the voice of reason, BUT, sadly, she doesn't have ANY sway over how the planet is going to be saved. At this rate, everyone will chip in to make bankers rich off of the carbon offsets credit they hold, then it'd be all over, nothing to see here.

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The left is infamous for using victims, children, and other "untouchable" people as props in the media, then feigning anger when those people are criticised. Greta is no ordinary schoolgirl. She has (hopefully) chosen to put herself clearly in the media spotlight, and therefore is subject to the same treatment as anyone else in that position. Different story if she were just quietly studying at home and not attempting to influence world events.

On the other hand, if she has NOT actually made the choice to be the face of her movement, then there is a problem. Given her age and emotional challenges, it is entirely possible that she is being manipulated by the adults surrounding her- either her parents, her 'handlers', etc. In that case, those adults need to be called out for their cruelty in exploiting a vulnerable child.

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The current occupant of the White House is a sick puppy, and one more time, he is unfit to be President of the United States of America (POTUS).

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He's such a dick.

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The left is infamous for using victims,

Google/Yandex Trump and Melania calling themselves victims. Google/Yandex Trump state of union Reno victims. Among others. Only partisan extremists, including those who self-identify as part of the global alt right movement, those who oversimplify and divide the world into left or right, A or Z, no gray, no nuance claim only one side does bad things.

 their cruelty in exploiting a vulnerable child.

Situational compassion disguised as an attack on the person and her beliefs.

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Let’s just say, the President isn’t really entirely wrong on this one.

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Former Secretary of State John Kerry, attending the U.N. climate talks in Madrid, said in an AP interview that Trump's comments were “the most disgraceful, bullying, unpresidential, almost cowardly thing to do. And he should be ashamed of himself. But he knows no shame.”

Trump is the second world leader to take aim at Thunberg this week. Her concern over the slayings of indigenous Brazilians in the Amazon drew a harsh rebuke from Brazil's president on Tuesday.

“Greta said that the Indians died because they were defending the Amazon,” Jair Bolsonaro said. “It’s impressive that the press is giving space to a brat like that,” he added, using the Portuguese word ”pirralha.”

So isn't Kerry going to criticize Bolsonaro's comment?

Surely there are other people more deserving of Person of the Year than Greta? How about the whistleblower, lol, or Nancy Pelosi, lol

https://www.today.com/news/who-will-be-time-s-2019-person-year-see-shortlist-t169374

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First no Nobel that's a travesty, not Times person of the year? (He does have access to a mirror). Not so many at his inurguation? I get he feels nobody loves him at all, well except for $300,000 Stormy and family adjacent business "friends". He must feel sooo wonnnly.

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Teenager Greta Thunberg rose to political influence through her passionate concern for the planet.

Adult Donald Trump rose to political influence through his passionate concern for a black president’s birth certificate.

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I would say that the winner should have been "the Hong Kong Protestor" for actually standing up to real tyranny and risking their lives for freedom.

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Does Donald Trump owns "Time"? Otherwise he better shut up!  It is a disgrace to the Republic party side with such a psychopath!

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It was Hong Kong protestors until Trump backed them.

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"Call for change" is such weak sauce. What does it mean, other than being a shallow bumper sticker of a policy? Some details would be welcome, along with what sacrifices people are expected to make. Specifically, I'd love to know about : which ecosystems are collapsing? What mass extinction event is starting? Which people are dying? This is nothing more than fearmongering.

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I remember being scared as a child too, but by this rhetoric;

"When meteorologists take an average of temperatures around the globe, they find that the atmosphere has been growing gradually cooler for the past three decades. The trend shows no indication of reversing. Climatological Cassandras are becoming increasingly apprehensive, for the weather aberrations they are studying may be the harbinger of another ice age."

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Atilla - read and you shall find the answers you so desperately desire.

Unless you have read and have an alt theory to the science and scientists.

If so please enlighten us.

I'm truly interested.

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A conservative guy Scott Pressler actually removed 100,000 pounds of trash from urban environments.thats action and is measurable.

But let’s give the award to a kid who just talks. whose parents and supporters are using her age to push their liberal agenda without any push back allowed.

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Browny; my alternative theory is that science is rarely "settled", especially on complicated issues. The information I asked for comes directly from Greta's seminal speech at the UN. She made some very specific assertions that I would like to see backed up.

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Atilla thanks for your reply.

Yes you are correct, science is is rarely an exercise in absolutism with unknowns abounding.

But the majority of authorative experts have well defined opinions on such.

For example NASA stated the following;

"...Multiple studies published in peer-reviewed scientific journals show that 97 percent or more of actively publishing climate scientists agree: Climate-warming trends over the past century are extremely likely due to human activities. In addition, most of the leading scientific organizations worldwide have issued public statements endorsing this position..."

So, yes, there is room for error, but it's not for the likes of me to argue with such learned voices.

And re her speech. Well yes she has to say something to get the attention of the slow boiling frogs - but I reiterate for the enth time, she says emphatically "Don't follow me, follow the Science".

So until 97% (or so) of the world leading authorities on the subject actually do a switch and say the decades of evidence is wrong, then I'll follow them - with a lay persons open mind of course.

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Given her age and emotional challenges, it is entirely possible that she is being manipulated by the adults surrounding her- either her parents, her 'handlers', etc. In that case, those adults need to be called out for their cruelty in exploiting a vulnerable child.

Yeah, she is being used by people with an agenda. This reminds me of the Nayirah testimony.

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CrazyJoe: Greta is a political figure. Baron isn’t. As long as the kids are not involved in politics, they should be left alone.

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It's evident from Thunberg's selection that TIME, and clearly many of you, are suckers for this obvious cult of personality. SO many others were far more deserving of this recognition, hollow as it is. Then again, it's Time Magazine who's surprisingly still in circulation, so just par for the course...

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A conservative guy Scott Pressler actually removed 100,000 pounds of trash from urban environments.thats action and is measurable.

But let’s give the award to a kid who just talks. whose parents and supporters are using her age to push their liberal agenda without any push back allowed.

That's a fair point albeit not completely relevant to this story i.e Trump having a go at a 16yo just because she got something (Time's cover/award) he wanted/didnt get.

We all know there are hundreds if not thousands of ppl more 'worthy' of this recognition than GT (my man Bruce Parry certainly is). Not Greta's fault if the vast majority of ppl & media couldnt care less about genuine, low key yet passionate environmentalists.

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I suspect Trump is furious that Time did not name his best buddy Putin the person of the year... This proves again that Trump is very off... However, who are the millions of morons who voted for Trump???... Are these voters really morons, or they just voted against the election circus that we have in United States of Stupidity?.. Who knows... I think it's a combination of both... Go Greta, go!!! Help us get rid of useless politicians!!!

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It’s Time mamgaizne aka: CNN. Why would anyone think she wouldn’t be on the front cover. Had impeachment been on the front cover I would’ve been shocked but Greta being on the front cover, not in the slightest, predictable.

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Victor, the voters aren't morons- that is just a common insult used by those on the left who want to disparage them. Trump voters will be the millions who are enjoying a great economy, nearly full employment, real wage growth, and so on.

As for Trump, he already won. He was a great choice for POY in 2016 for taking on the Washington political establishment and kicking its' collective butt.

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Yeah, she is being used by people with an agenda

So why not attack those who used her instead.

Trump is so wrong on so many fronts here - Greta symbolizes freedom to express, and collective care for the planet, and is the voice of the next generation. In one move Trump, as leader of the free world, says the freeworld is only free if it agrees with him.

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Attilathehungry-san, I am not on the left, I am not on the right, I am not in the center... I have my own dimensions...

I know smart people who voted for Trump, I know morons who voted for Trump. The smart people who voted for Trump were very-very-very tired of the old circus democracy and old political junta, and they voted NOT for Trump, but AGAINST old useless politicians. These smart voters elected a moron president just to show how much they despised the old system when you had no choice but to vote either for a useless Democrat, either for useless Republican.

The morons who voted for Trump don't even know why they voted for him...

Anyway, we are very lucky that the nuclear big button on Trump's desk is fake...

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So why not attack those who used her instead.

At the same time, she can make some rational decisions herself to an extent.

Trump is so wrong on so many fronts here

Why?

Greta symbolizes freedom to express, and collective care for the planet, and is the voice of the next generation. *

Trump is doing the same for People that think there’s too much hype on this and some people are making a lot of money from this.

In one move Trump, as leader of the free world, says the freeworld is only free if it agrees with him.

But if you disagree with Greta then you need to be pounded into the ground.

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congratulations to Thurnburg, who is but a teenager and is not only far more intelligent than the US president and his supporters, but has done more good for the world in her short life than Trump could accomplish in 100 of his lifetimes. Not only that, but it is wonderful to see Trump and the trumpers throwing hissy fits over the girl's award, and that it sent Trump into a Twitter tirade never seen before with an average of a TWEET A MINUTE while most people were still asleep in bed. Way to start that "executive time"!

Not one word of congratulations from bass4funk, Serrano, or Blacklabel. Not one. Just anger as they know full well they're president will have to make more imaginary Times covers of himself to put up at his golf clubs.

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