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Offline MH

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Re: Greta Thunberg: Inspirational or Annoying?
« Reply #120 on: March 03, 2020, 09:40:31 pm »
Yes, I'm glad they are too.
And maybe it's a learning experience for other companies too.

To be honest, I think they are the ones who learned from other companies who did bad deeds in the past... Somebody realized their livlihoods were at stake over a prank.

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Re: Greta Thunberg: Inspirational or Annoying?
« Reply #121 on: March 04, 2020, 08:45:03 am »
But back to Greta. Is this type of sensationalism helpful? Does she not recognize that the technological advances she's railing against allowed her to be born into such privilege that she can fear the Climate Crisis to the level she does? That her niche compromises to environmentalism are rather extreme and unrealistic for vast swaths of the world?

Some find her inspirational, I find her shrill and condescending. And condescending from an unearned spot.

Young people can be idealistic, because they've never actually faced the realities on an adult life.
I agree. Basically chalk on a blackboard.
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Re: Greta Thunberg: Inspirational or Annoying?
« Reply #122 on: March 04, 2020, 10:03:50 am »
To be honest, I think they are the ones who learned from other companies who did bad deeds in the past... Somebody realized their livlihoods were at stake over a prank.

Wow. I can't quite believe I have to say this to the usually respectful MH, but ...

Only a man would dismiss representation of **** as "a prank".

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Re: Greta Thunberg: Inspirational or Annoying?
« Reply #123 on: March 04, 2020, 11:32:41 am »
Yes, basically intended as a prank, an unbelievably stupid prank. What on earth did they think would happen? You have to feel a bit for any employees who didn't have any part of this.
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Re: Greta Thunberg: Inspirational or Annoying?
« Reply #124 on: March 04, 2020, 11:55:42 am »
Wow. I can't quite believe I have to say this to the usually respectful MH, but ...

Only a man would dismiss representation of **** as "a prank".

Yes, you are correct.  I did not mean to dismiss or lower the bar for behaviour - just to frame this as absolute stupidity for any business to do anything but terminate those responsible, and remediate.

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« Reply #125 on: March 04, 2020, 02:26:08 pm »
Yes, basically intended as a prank, an unbelievably stupid prank. What on earth did they think would happen? You have to feel a bit for any employees who didn't have any part of this.

I feel respect for any who refused to take a sticker when the company was handing them out ... with their company logo on them too, don't forget. Were there any men who refused?

The first person who called the company on it was a supporter of the oil industry... but a woman, who understands the sources of male violence against women.

I hope the company goes down.
The male responses from Alberta, and here, are disgusting to me. What I would have expected on mlw, not here.

Do none of you have a daughter, sister, mother who is, or once was or will be a 17 year old?

Greta Thunberg has correctly identified this attack (not a "prank") on her as a sign of desperation in the oil industry, in its dying days.

Desperation breeds violence in men, supported sympathetically by other men, women always the first victims.

Just another signal that the sooner the male chauvinist dominated oil industry dies, the better, imo.
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« Reply #126 on: March 04, 2020, 06:26:30 pm »
There is no excuse for this but it is like something that was dreamed up by drunk adolescents. Normally it would have died when they sobered up and realized how ridiculous it was. I guess these guys or guy took themselves seriously which is the most disturbing part. I would like to know more about who knew and did what before I wished a whole bunch of people out of work.
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