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Sun May 5, 2019, 03:48 PM

Climate Activist Naomi Klein: Were Not Even Sure We Deserve to Survive

https://www.newsbusters.org/print/241544
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Anti-capitalist, and self-proclaimed “rabble-rousing leftist” climate activist Naomi Klein took liberal guilt complexes to a new level at a conference to compel a transformation in climate change media coverage.

Speaking on a panel about the Green New Deal at the Columbia Journalism Review event on April 30, Klein said what was holding people back from taking action on climate was a “sense of doom” and “self-loathing.”

“Having covered this for a really long time, uh, I know that one of the strongest forces we are up against is the sense of doom, inevitability, but also kind of a self-loathing,” Klein said. “Like we’ve been told for so long that all we are are selfish, that all we are are short-term thinkers. We get messages like the huge cover story in the New York Times Magazine that blames the whole thing on human nature.”

She continued, “So I really do think there is a deep feeling of ‘We’re are, we’re not even sure we deserve to survive.’”

She said a video she created with the Intercept and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., was designed to try to “pierce the feeling of inevitability.”

The video, “AOC’s message from the future,” included a Democratic socialist vision for the future — of massive government spending and mandates. She argued there are only 12 years to “change everything.”

“The only way to do it was to transform our economy which we already knew was broken,” Ocasio-Cortez says in the video.

Ocasio-Cortez projected a vision of Democratic power in House, Senate and the White House beginning in 2020 that launches “The Decade of the Green New Deal,” passes Medicare-for-All “the most popular social program in American history,” institutes a federal jobs guarantee and rebuilds America including renewable energy grid and “retrofitting every building in America.”

As for solving a perceived climate crisis, Klein said, “We have the slimmest of chances, but if we have even that sliver of a chance then it is our moral responsibility to enlarge that change. And yes, that includes journalists.”

In another discussion at the CJR “Covering Climate Change” event, Klein complained that media coverage of climate change is inadequate because a large number of journalists have a “confirmation” and “fetish” for centrism and middle ground.

“I admit that climate change is — doesn’t pose a sort of confirmation bias threat for me. I’m a rabble-rousing leftist. I admit it. Right? I want deep change. And now climate scientists are saying hey, guess what, we need deep change,” Klein continued.

Just before leaving the event she called for a “divestment movement in journalism,” of journalists banding together to reject advertising from fossil fuel companies.
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and they wonder why Americans don't believe the climate change myth. This is pure cringe.

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Reply Climate Activist Naomi Klein: Were Not Even Sure We Deserve to Survive (Original post)
Da Mannn May 2019 OP
Bob the Bilderberger May 2019 #1
SatansSon666 May 2019 #2
oflguy May 2019 #3
SatansSon666 May 2019 #4
oflguy May 2019 #5
SatansSon666 May 2019 #6
Cold Warrior May 2019 #7
oflguy May 2019 #8
SatansSon666 May 2019 #9
oflguy May 2019 #10
SatansSon666 May 2019 #11
oflguy May 2019 #12
SatansSon666 May 2019 #13
oflguy May 2019 #14
SatansSon666 May 2019 #15
oflguy May 2019 #16
SatansSon666 May 2019 #17
oflguy May 2019 #18
SatansSon666 May 2019 #19
oflguy May 2019 #20
SatansSon666 May 2019 #21
oflguy May 2019 #22
SatansSon666 May 2019 #23
oflguy May 2019 #24
SatansSon666 May 2019 #25
oflguy May 2019 #26
SatansSon666 May 2019 #27
oflguy May 2019 #28
SatansSon666 May 2019 #29
oflguy May 2019 #30
SatansSon666 May 2019 #31
oflguy May 2019 #32
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oflguy May 2019 #34
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oflguy May 2019 #36

Response to Da Mannn (Original post)

Sun May 5, 2019, 04:45 PM

1. Loony Leftist

Naomi Klein was born in Montreal, Quebec, and brought up in a Jewish family with a history of peace activism. Her parents were self-described "hippies" who moved to Montreal from the U.S. in 1967 as war resisters to the Vietnam War. Her mother, documentary film-maker Bonnie Sherr Klein, is best known for her anti-pornography film Not a Love Story. Her father, Michael Klein, is a physician and a member of Physicians for Social Responsibility. Her brother, Seth Klein, is director of the British Columbian office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

Before World War II, her paternal grandparents were communists, but they began to turn against the Soviet Union after the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact in 1939. In 1942, her grandfather, an animator at Disney, was fired after the 1941 strike, and had to switch to working in a shipyard instead. By 1956 they had abandoned communism. Klein's father grew up surrounded by ideas of social justice and racial equality, but found it "difficult and frightening to be the child of Communists", a so-called red diaper baby.

Klein's husband, Avi Lewis, was born into a well-connected political and journalistic family; he works as a TV journalist and documentary filmmaker. The couple's only child, son Toma, was born on June 13, 2012.

Klein spent much of her teenage years in shopping malls, obsessed with designer labels. As a child and teenager, she found it "very oppressive to have a very public feminist mother" and she rejected politics, instead embracing "full-on consumerism".

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Response to Da Mannn (Original post)

Mon May 6, 2019, 03:53 AM

2. I wonder what scientific research she bases that on.

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Lmfao.

Also if someone bases their decisions on the science from a blog reporting on rhetoric instead of actual science, they shouldn't be talking shit about anyone.
They are just as lazy as the loons and the ones that perpetuate fear and ignorance to Americans who are all too happy to gobble it up without taking 10 minutes to see what the actual science says.
Sad.

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Response to Da Mannn (Original post)

Mon May 6, 2019, 11:23 AM

3. One of SatansSon's and Cold Warrior's famous expert climate scientists

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Response to oflguy (Reply #3)

Mon May 6, 2019, 01:32 PM

4. Yeah, that's why I laughed at her in this thread.

And now I get to laugh at you. Lmao.
Activists and loons are the company you keep oflguy. More of your projecting again.
You simply cannot help yourself.

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Response to SatansSon666 (Reply #4)

Mon May 6, 2019, 03:36 PM

5. These are the people you hold up as experts in global warming, the 97%

What a joke

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Response to oflguy (Reply #5)

Mon May 6, 2019, 03:57 PM

6. I do? When?

I've never mentioned Naomi Klein in my life.
Who gives a fuck what she thinks?
Lmfao..
well, except you and damannnnn. You guys care what she says.

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Response to SatansSon666 (Reply #6)

Mon May 6, 2019, 05:53 PM

7. Don't you remember? Both Loudmouth Crowder and the Failed Weatherman, both

esteemed climate scientists, recommended that you speak with Naomi about the rapidly increasing CO2?

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Response to SatansSon666 (Reply #6)

Mon May 6, 2019, 09:39 PM

8. Her name is unimportant

Her agenda is

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Response to oflguy (Reply #8)

Tue May 7, 2019, 03:57 AM

9. To you.

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Response to SatansSon666 (Reply #9)

Tue May 7, 2019, 06:07 AM

10. Her agenda matches yours and the IPCCs

which is another group of kooks.

Birds of a feather flock together, and you are right in the middle of the formation. Right there with Algore.

By the way, your people just issued another doom and gloom prediction

https://abcnews.go.com/International/human-activity-put-million-species-risk-extinction-report/story?id=62852406

Now be a good little global warming soldier and sling some more insults at me.

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Response to oflguy (Reply #10)

Tue May 7, 2019, 07:13 AM

11. You just can't wrap your head around it can you?

Despite the fact that I never post climate change things and only call you out when you post what loony bloggers say.
You need to put me in your little box, but you can't because I don't do what you keep saying I do.

My people.
Lmao..
You are absolutely clueless, the DI laughingstock.

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Response to SatansSon666 (Reply #11)

Tue May 7, 2019, 07:29 AM

12. Yes, yes, thats it, I must be put in my place

I'm a DENIER

I'll tell you what I deny. I deny your ilk's desire to destroy capitalism

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Response to oflguy (Reply #12)

Tue May 7, 2019, 07:53 AM

13. lmao. More conspiracy nuttery.

I don't think I ever called you a denier.
You have to be able to underetand something to deny it.

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Response to SatansSon666 (Reply #13)

Tue May 7, 2019, 07:56 AM

14. I don't think I ever called you a denier.

My my, you are just FULL of them today

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Response to oflguy (Reply #14)

Tue May 7, 2019, 08:03 AM

15. Maybe I did, that's why I said "I don't think"

I take it back though, since you don't understand enough about it to make a denial based on reality.
So, you are more like a sheep than a denier.

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Response to SatansSon666 (Reply #15)

Tue May 7, 2019, 08:31 AM

16. Yes yes

I'm a big stupid idiot

And you are a genius

That is the theme of every post of yours

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Response to oflguy (Reply #16)

Tue May 7, 2019, 08:43 AM

17. now now.

No need to put yourself down.
Just because you don't understand the science you hate doesn't mean you are an idiot. You have just been lied to by loons for so long that you actually believe the bullshit they tell you. Even when it's proven they lied about the research. Doesn't make you an idiot, just incredibly gullible.

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Response to SatansSon666 (Reply #17)

Tue May 7, 2019, 09:32 AM

18. If you understood the science

You would be able to add 14 little biddy numbers together and get an average

But you can't even do that

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Response to oflguy (Reply #18)

Tue May 7, 2019, 09:59 AM

19. I can, I don't want to.

Considering I can figure out the multiple heat averages in joules over different periods of time through several chemical reactions, I figure I don't have to waste my time with adding up your little numbers there.
My math skills have been proven a thousand times in many different ways. You are still learning the difference between a number and a digit.

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Response to SatansSon666 (Reply #19)

Tue May 7, 2019, 10:00 AM

20. "I don't wanna," wah wah, wah

You cannot do it. You don't know how. I guarantee it.

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Response to oflguy (Reply #20)

Tue May 7, 2019, 10:09 AM

21. You don't know how silly you sound telling a chemist that he can't calculate an average.


Trust me dude. If I couldn't complete a simple task such as that I would have killed everyone in the lab my first day.



Poor oflguy.

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Response to SatansSon666 (Reply #21)

Tue May 7, 2019, 10:13 AM

22. But true

Or else you would have done it

I guarantee you can't do it

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Response to oflguy (Reply #22)

Tue May 7, 2019, 10:22 AM

23. Listen I'm not playing schoolyard "because you can't" bullshit games with you.

Listen to yourself.


What's next..
You gonna double-dare me to do it?



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Response to SatansSon666 (Reply #23)

Tue May 7, 2019, 10:25 AM

24. But you ARE playing schoolyard

"I don't wanna...….wah"

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Response to oflguy (Reply #24)

Tue May 7, 2019, 12:55 PM

25. nope. that's what you are saying.

I said I don't want to do your math for you.
It's pointless to add up some numbers for an average just because you seem to think I can't.
I could do it in my head.

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Response to SatansSon666 (Reply #25)

Tue May 7, 2019, 01:28 PM

26. You think you are so smart

Here

You are NOAA. Tell us how warm it was the past week from this weather station.
Day of week high low
Sunday 91.6 57.8
Monday 87.1 55.7
Tuesday 71.4 44.3
Wed 58.7 39.0
Thursday 64.6 59.5
Friday 39.8 30.5
Saturday 40.0 36.5

Want me to help you?

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Response to oflguy (Reply #26)

Tue May 7, 2019, 03:08 PM

27. No. I don't need help with math.

I'm still not wasting my time calculating averages for you.

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Response to SatansSon666 (Reply #27)

Wed May 8, 2019, 09:40 AM

28. You've wasted more time arguing about it

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Response to oflguy (Reply #28)

Wed May 8, 2019, 10:07 AM

29. Laughing at your lame attempt at proving a point is never a waste of time.

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Response to SatansSon666 (Reply #29)

Wed May 8, 2019, 11:20 AM

30. Its only lame because of you and your fear of the question

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Response to oflguy (Reply #30)

Wed May 8, 2019, 11:54 AM

31. it's not a question.

It would be called a problem.
Maybe an excercise, but since it deals with a real world situation and how mathematics would apply to that situation, it should be considered a problem.

Anything else I can help you with?
Other than doing your math for you, that is.

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Response to SatansSon666 (Reply #31)

Wed May 8, 2019, 01:37 PM

32. You are wasting more time

Time you could be using to answer the question

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Response to oflguy (Reply #32)

Wed May 8, 2019, 04:21 PM

33. I told you. Laughing at you is never a waste of time.

I also told you it's not a question, it's a problem.
You really need to work on your terminology.
Numbers, digits, equations and problems. . Some of the things you need to understand before you can have a conversation about mathematics and expect anyone to play your silly games and make you look even more foolish.

Just trying to help.
any other terminology you would like to learn today, Roflguy?
Rofl

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Response to SatansSon666 (Reply #33)

Wed May 8, 2019, 07:01 PM

34. You sure you don't want to answer the question?

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Response to oflguy (Reply #34)

Thu May 9, 2019, 04:58 AM

35. How many times do I have to tell you?

Poor Roflguy.

You do know that one of the definitions of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results, right?

Also, like I said, in math they are called problems.
Just can't get it to stick can you?


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Response to SatansSon666 (Reply #35)

Thu May 9, 2019, 06:47 AM

36. Obviously time is not a factor in answering the question

You have wasted much more time evading it.

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