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Discussion in 'The Front Room' started by Lamp, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. Embattle

    Embattle FH is my second home

    Party political broadcasts are bad enough during elections let alone having them out elections.
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  2. DaGaffer

    DaGaffer Down With That Sorta Thing

    Business School 101; "What business are we in?" is one of the first lessons in Corporate Strategy class and then the example is the comparison between the American railroad industry (who all said "railroads" not "transportation" and promptly lost their shirts) and the telegraph companies who ran alongside the same tracks and said, respectively "communications" (and became AT&T) and "money movement" (and became Western Union). If BP or any of the others insist they are in the oil business they are ultimately doomed no matter what, so while this is certainly "greenwashing" (but what else would a new CEO answerable to shareholders say?) it doesn't necessarily mean its untrue.
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  3. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    Absolutely they're saying "energy" now, but absolutely it's greenwashing.

    "Net carbon neutral" by 2050 - obviously, they're not including other companies burning their main product, which will still be their main product by 2050. But if they can crack the other energy game at the same time then fair enough.

    We ain't fixing the problem. And I'm not just talking CO2 - I'm talking about our ongoing ecological disaster.

    There's no public appetite and zero real leadership, so we haven't a hope.

    Fermi's paradox :(
  4. Gwadien

    Gwadien Uneducated Northern Cretin

    It's a step in the right direction.

    I expect minimal investment in R&D that'll bear fruits in 100 years time when they find something that's very cheap and very profitable to replace fossil fuels.

    It's shit, sure, but it's the only possible solution under capitalism.
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  5. Moriath

    Moriath I am a FH squatter

    We have to totally rethink the economy and its measurement of success to get out of this mess. We cant measure growth as the success factor. It should be societal contribution or advancement of life or some such hippy thing.

    as long as business and the markets are all striving for growth and every man is trying to out consume the next nothing will change.

    And the oil companies are of course only playing the green game to make share holders happy.
  6. Job

    Job The Carl Pilkington of Freddyshouse

    Offgems idea of removing all gas boilers and using storage heaters and electric car batteries to spread out solar and wind is the only sensible idea Ive heard in decades.
  7. fettoken

    fettoken I am a FH squatter

    Nothing we do at this point will fix the ecosystem in an expeditious manner. Our damage done by exploiting the ocean through fishing and dumping chemicals. Farming forest and replanting is bullshit - nothing WE do will restore what was. Check maps of Europe and an alarming amount of areal mass is just farmland. Something like 1 % of the original forest is left in Sweden, the rest is planted. Planted forest doesn’t keep the biological diversity. And we talk about culling of certain species here like wolf and elk etc. We as current gen humans are fucked.
  8. Moriath

    Moriath I am a FH squatter

    ? Extinction Rebellion much ? ;)
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  9. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    Actually he undersells the level of environmental devastation we've caused.

    Not just a global warming denier but an ecological crisis denier too I see...
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  10. Gwadien

    Gwadien Uneducated Northern Cretin

    Overhearing parents complaining how stressed they are cos their kids are 9f school for a week, then watching one of the kids run around being a little shit without any challenges, well tell a lie I guess yelling 'I'm fucking sick of you, you little fucking shit' could count.
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  11. Moriath

    Moriath I am a FH squatter

    Parenting is not what it once was. Used to be that if your kids were awful then it would bring shame on you. Now no ones bothered :(. Leads to teachers having harder times teaching and stopping kids disrupting the classes and all.
  12. Gwadien

    Gwadien Uneducated Northern Cretin

    Getting into work when the power switches on after being cut all weekend and the network is down....

    :) :) :) :)

    I wonder if the school will use their limited call outs to the contractor company who deals with the IT stuff, probs not though, probs not enough of an emergency. I guess one of us teachers will have to have a crack switching it on, fun times.
  13. Gwadien

    Gwadien Uneducated Northern Cretin

    Oh and the heating is also broken :)
  14. Job

    Job The Carl Pilkington of Freddyshouse

    Goddam Midi cable car off yesterday ..high winds.

    All on today and it breaks down just as we are about to board.
    Back in the pub.

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