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  1. MidPack


    Wow, that’s shockingly generous! “There will be six (6) boats available for charter and a partial inventory of safety equipment, thanks to the generosity of the local J-88 fleet. Teams chartering or bringing their own J-88 are also encouraged to participate. However, there will be restricted sail choices and specialized safety equipment that will apply to all competitors in the class. The US entry to the 2020 Offshore World Championships will be selected from one of the eligible teams competing in the Mixed Two Person division of the CYCRTM. ”
  2. MidPack

    Greta Rides Again?

    You’re welcome moron. Your understanding of climate change is superficial at best, but it’s clear you plan to share your Pollyanna views no matter what.
  3. MidPack

    Greta Rides Again?

    Amazing. It’s as if you don’t even read what you’re quoting, you’re misinterpreting almost everything I’ve posted and focused on tangential issues I never mentioned instead of the main points. You sounded fairly bright early in this thread, now you just sound lost... Part of the disconnect is we’re in different cultures, I have no idea if special interests dominate NZ politics like the US. We don’t have gun control laws in the US directly because of special interests $, that was my point there. But the rest of your canned babble bears little resemblance to what I’ve said...you’ve lost it man. Take a breath.
  4. MidPack

    Greta Rides Again?

    So you believe the only thing holding the world back in transitioning power generation from fossil fuels to renewables is regular people or “ignorant fools” in your words? If the will of “ignorant fools” was all that was needed, we’d have gun control laws by now, among several other substantial changes. Special interests love to see ignorant fools (that includes you, the flip side of the same coin) arguing and vilifying each other, while they fly under the radar... Real change will come when we have no choice unfortunately. We rarely prevent issues, we react when forced. Until then, money protects the status quo regardless. Campaign finance and special interests are the root of many issues, yet it’s rarely debated by “ignorant fools.”
  5. MidPack

    Greta Rides Again?

    Haven't read the thread in a few days. Scanned and saw 'did so, did not, did so, did not, did so, did not...' with the occasional tangent/hijack - that about cover it?
  6. See the OP’s spelling in post #1. BTW, that’s all you’ve got to add?
  7. I despise Trump, but I’ll stay here. He could be gone in a few months, for sure in one to five years. He’s going miserable when he’s no longer President if that makes you feel better.
  8. Mild exaggeration... So where do you think would be better? Equador?
  9. Lots of drama queens people threaten to leave, almost no one does. Why should you leave, just turn off the TV/stay off the internet once in a while? Trump will be gone sooner or later, at worst 5 years, then you may want to come back - waste of time and money for what? And when Trump is gone, the relative lack of attention will probably drive him nuts.
  10. MidPack

    Greta Rides Again?

    Did not, did so, did not, did so, did not, did so x 1000 - what a pointless shallow thread, accomplishes nothing of consequence. An exercise in jerking each other’s chains to an extreme, that some can’t even see.
  11. MidPack

    Greta Rides Again?

    Wow, you seemed pretty civil a few days ago - I guess other POVs have worn you down. You’ve misinterpreted several of my points, yet I’m drunk? Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be be able to tell the difference comes to mind, so I won’t argue with you. Knock yourself out Bruce...
  12. MidPack

    Greta Rides Again?

    15 minutes of fame like most. Greta seems bright enough so she’ll get tired of being manipulated eventually. And if she/they bring a few more people into the fold in the meantime, no harm in that. Almost no one is actually doing anything about climate change anyway...talk, talk, talk. It’ll be interesting to see what happens when the old white guys who control everything finally die off. Will they be replaced by a different breed, or will they turn into old white guys who appear more diverse? Before you conclude the former, remember today’s old white guys were from the Hippie generation, who seemed to be a much more progressive generation when they are Greta’s age.
  13. MidPack

    Greta Rides Again?

    Great, more religious zeal. I said some of what deniers claim is “preposterous” - did you even read what you quoted before you went off Skippy? FWIW I think climate change is an issue. My issue with advocates is they act like the solutions are simple and readily available - they are not. And they spend all their time barking at deniers, even though some deniers might be more interested if they knew what needed to be be done. Barking and showing people “the data” for the umpteenth time isn’t working. Kids barking isn’t working either. You might convince others if you showed you really understand the disruption you’re advocating. We don’t need to see the temperature graph again FFS. Saying the same thing over and over and expecting different results is insanity to paraphrase. We’d be more interested in your POV if you talked about what it will really take to achieve your goals, not more small stuff like buying a hybrid and small solar panels. We have two hybrids but that’s not going to do much. Ready to accept nuclear as part of the solution? What about agriculture emissions? Air travel? Dramatically lower sqft/person living space? Dead birds and noise pollution from wind farms taking up lots of acreage? Same acreage issue with solar, then there’s batteries? Parity between first world and third world footprint? And 100 other difficult choices...
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    Greta Rides Again?

    Isn't the problem much larger? No developed country, including the US, wants to set themselves back economically - it would take a global effort and that seems unlikely at best. Before you laud other countries, look at what they have actually done vs what they've said in the deliberately toothless Paris Accord among other things. Even St Greta has pointed out how little has been actually done versus what the Paris Accord goals stated. It's a well documented farce https://www.pbs.org/newshour/science/only-2-countries-are-meeting-their-climate-pledges-heres-how-the-10-worst-could-improve. Politicians love to make promises, and not keep them. And in all fairness citizens love to tell the rest of us what to do, while forgiving themselves for avoiding real sacrifices and facing the real hard decisions. I still find it ironic that there were 29,000 attendees at COP25, most of whom undoubtedly traveled by air... I would honestly like to be more optimistic, but there's no substantial policy or human behavioral evidence to support same. So far it's mostly posturing and shouting at others...