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To all the school kids going on "strike" for climate change..
You are the first generation who have required air-conditioning in every classroom. You want TV in every room and your classes are all computerised. You spend all day and night on electronic devices. More than ever, you don't walk or ride bikes to school but arrive in caravans of private cars that choke suburban roads and worsen rush hour traffic. You are the biggest consumers of manufactured goods ever and replace perfectly good expensive luxury items to stay trendy. Your scooters and skateboards are increasingly... electric!
Furthermore, the people driving your protests are the same people who insist on artificially inflating the population growth through immigration which increases the need for energy, manufacturing and transport. The more people we have, the more forest and bushland we clear and more of the environment is destroyed.
How about this... tell your teachers to switch off the air-con. Walk or ride to school. Switch off your devices and read a book. Make a sandwich instead of buying manufactured goods.
No, none of this will happen because you are uneducated, selfish, virtue signalling little turds inspired by the adults around you who crave a feeling of having a "noble cause" while they indulge themselves in Western luxury and unprecedented quality of life.

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Harry, so what is your point?
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ERRR Harry--are you on your soapbox or just relaying someone's opinion??

If it's your soapbox then perhaps you might look around (down)

You typed this on an "electronic device"---computer, cell phone, etc

the "little turds" are also YOUR grandkids. nieces & nephews---- which I'll bet you overindulge.

If your rant is about the progression of technology-- then where would you be w/o the internet, computers, electricity & a million other things your parents & grandparents didn't have or even dream of and you make use of every day?

if your purpose was to just relay someone else's rant-----then why bother?

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Hard to answer with a Royal or Smith-Corona typewriter. Or pencil and notebook paper. We are in a demand culture. Someone comes up with something and we buy it. I know of a man who buys the latest electronic gadget when it hits the stores. We use power tools instead of handsaws, hand planes, hand drills and auger bits. I marvel at the precision that is evident in the old furniture built with imagination, innovation, and hands.
How did we survive without all these electronics, etc.? We survived and lived a fruitful life. I just finished a book on The Yankee Pioneers; about life in the early 18th century in New England. That was surviving at the utmost. My first elementary school turned on the fans in the heaters in the room and opened the windows. That was 1956-1958. My second elementary school didn't have fans in the rooms. We prayed for a breeze. Frustrating when our forearm stuck to the paper.
I help with the archery teams in two local school. I'm amazed at the loooong lines of cars waiting for school to dismiss. Some arrive as much as 45 minutes prior to dismissal. How much gas is used to run heat or A/C?
I added this when forwarding Harry's thread- Surprising what kids learn in only 17 years. A father asked his son, "I know how you felt when I was 17. How did you feel when your were 42?"
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I was ok until I got to the "little turds" part. That is not acceptable.
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Yes my elementary school had windows that opened
my high school did not so a/c was a must

if you've been in a modern classroom in August/September or June/July , when school is either starting or ending it's hotter than hell. Maybe not up north but there are SOME people who live in the south where temps and humidity can get oppressive

Furniture??? old don't make it good or solid or better--- the craftsman does---whether he's using power tools or a stone axe

I'm not saying that the "good old days" were bad but I enjoy both the old & the new

As for the "looong line of cars"---there is two thoughts for that
We USED to have neighborhood schools--but now most schools are regional--to save $$$$$. well guess what ---who voted down the latest school budget??? not the kids!! Try the parents & grandparents!! The other side of the "loong line of cars" SOME, and I do mean SOME, parents are protecting the kids' lives by driving them to school--busy streets, inattentive drivers, long distances--etc., etc.

So yeah we indulge & overindulge our kids -- but put this in the back of your mind-----THEY ARE THE ONES WHO ARE GOING TO CHANGE YOUR DIAPER!!! So be nice to them.
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And yet this imperfect world is just a major solar storm away from losing much of that energy and there's little we can do. Then necessity will force us to use the hand tools to create what we need. I agree the "little turds" was a bit over the top as many of those children are the very ones coming up with solutions for today's problems and are born into this world as it is now. They will be the ones to make the changes if we have a government smart enough to listen. The answer to so many of the issues are far more complicated than a simple fix. What we value and are willing to pay for the right solutions are often very much at odds. We too are the spoiled ones. We bought the multiple cars, A/C, and all that electronic equipment. We should should all the responsibility in how much we indulge our children. Maybe we should all be required to live in a 3rd world country for 5-10 years to see what the reality really is by existing with the bare minimum or less. Just saying. Harry what have you started?
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