Monday, August 31, 2009

With Copenhagen meetings starting in less then 100 days, some climate activists are now planning a dramatic self-immolation protest in front of the UN


NOTE: with Copenhagen meetings starting in less then 100 days, some climate activists are now planning a dramatic self-immolation protest in front of the UN bulding in NYC before the summit opens, with 5 people appearing to set themselves on fire to protest the world's inaction on all this. However, they will be using Hollywood stuntmen suits to protect them from the flames and no one, repeat, no one, will get hurt or die. It's all part of a concerted PR effort to get the world to wake up and pay attention. If anyone wants details and rehearsed photos of the event, email me at bikolang AT gmail dot COM

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

sir....your mentioning this sent me on an Internet information safari, which led to this sad picture. I knew the image, but not the story behind it. I didn't realise his heart hadn't burned, inspiring his temple to save it as a relic and consider him a boddhisatva — or that he didn't make a sound while this was happening.

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Anonymous said...

re this self-immmolation protest

a few cooments

1. If I lived in the area, I would see about getting a few large bags of marshmallows, and sticks to hand out to the crowd..

As for the climate protesters… while I love to see Darwin in action, I’ll note they’re being very public about this. As a result, the police will come and stop them from setting themselves alight. As a result, the protesters get to look bad-assed while not actually, you know, dying. At the same time they get to shout about how the police ruined their protest, impeding their free speech, etc. I’m willing to bet nobody’s even going to be singed.



2. So they want to make a protest about all the CO2 being relased into the atmosphere, so in order to do this, they probably travel several hundered miles to get there and then when thy arrive, they want to pollute the atmosphere even more with their burning bodies. Could they not just stay at home and hang themselves? It’s much more eco-friendly.

3. Meh. They’re trying to paint themselves as the next Thích Quảng Đức (the vietnamese monk who lit himself on fire in protest against the government’s treatment of buddhists), which is frankly kind of insulting.

Given that those flame suits are used by professionals with years of training, and under specific conditions, even if they get to set themselves on fire, they are likely to screw it up… Then we have to deal with the stench of burning hippy.

4. Flame suits are for sissies!


5. I’m sure someone will have a video of that if they are stupid enough to actually do it. I’ll be checking Youtube in the days after the event.



6. The idea of immolation is to show how much against whatever it is you are
You’re supposed to sacrifice your life in a very painful way

If you wear a special suit so you aren’t hurt then you’re missing the plot.
7. The idea of immolation is to show how much against whatever it is you are
You’re supposed to sacrifice your life in a very painful way

If you wear a special suit so you aren’t hurt then you’re missing the plot.

We could douse the flames afterwards with vats of sulphuric acid. . .


8. I hope the stunt goes horrible wrong…cuz THAT would be entertainment.

The Engineer said...

How much CO2 will they release during the stunt !

Anonymous said...

How much CO2 will they release during the stunt ! asked The Engineer, above.

GOOD QUESTION! LOL! Probably too much.

AztecBill said...

A fake sacrifice to a false relegion.

Russell Williams said...

It seems fitting for these environmental NGO's to use fake self-immolation to protest a fake theory.

dan said...

Russell re

"It seems fitting for these environmental NGO's to use fake self-immolation to protest a fake theory. "

There are no Environmental NGO's involved here. This is a private protest. It is not connected to any group. So stop your name - calling and wake up. They are not protesting any fake theories, they want to issue a wake up call to everyone, you too, sir, to do your best to be a good human being, that's all.

danny

Anonymous said...

Now if they wanted to do it for real, I would be all for that, otherwise forget the PR stunt. 5 less lunatics in the world to deal with.

Anonymous said...

Where can I buy tickets?

as an aside, my verification word
is "allfiran" get it,
all fire n. kinda funny.

dan said...

RE:

''as an aside, my verification word
is "allfiran" get it,
all fire n. kinda funny. ''

YOU KNOW, the verification words online sometimes DO have an interesting extra meaning. I get this all the time, too. In this case, ALLFIRAN, all fire n. makes perfect sense. INTERESTING~

i wonder if there is a word or a term for this kind of chance encounter with a verification word that HAS A SPECIAL MEANING? has anyone coined a word for this yet?

Like: ?

Verification Karma Word, VKW?

or

Verification Has Special Meaning (in this case) ....a VHSM?

dan said...

Dear ANon at 2:12 pm above

Why is okay to wish for the death of your fellow Earthlings? You seem to have lost your humanity, sir! And I am sure you are a sir. What kind of human being have you become to wish for the death of others? Scary! You are scary! Even if u dont agree with these protesters, why wish them dead?

re

"Now if they wanted to do it for real, I would be all for that, otherwise forget the PR stunt. 5 less lunatics in the world to deal with."

Burn of the Glen said...

Dan,
If the theories are real, can you please show me the evidence that "global warming" is caused by CO2. Bear in mind models don't produce facts, and predictions are not evidence.
Climate change is real, but it didn't start 30 years ago.

dan said...

Hi Burn of the Glen


Re:

"If the theories are real, can you please show me the evidence that "global warming" is caused by CO2. .....Climate change is real, but it didn't start 30 years ago."

Good question. I am not a scientist, just a PR maverick. Ask James Hansen or James Lovelock. The point is Burn, that we need to slow down our pilgrim's progress of consumption, slash and burn, and the sooner de better. CO2 is part of the problem. I don't have the answers. I am like you, i have questions, too.

Dan

Burn of the Glen said...

Dan,
Bullshit!!!

dan said...

Burn of the Glen, my friend, let's be civil here. But I can handle bullshit. Thing is, we are all in this together, yes or no? THE FUTURE OF HUMANKIND IS AT STAKE. I am sure you care about that too. If CO2 is not the problem, then what is the problem? Obama?

Burn of the Glen said...

Dan,
The sun, my dear man, the sun. The big yellow thing that's there only in the daytime

dan said...

Yes yes, Burn, I hear ya, the SUN the SUN. I agree, the sun is responsible for much of this too. GOod point, and I agree, and yes this GW didn't start 30 years ago. the sun , the sun. quite right. maybe the new period of lack of sun spots will cool things down, and then this self-immolation protest won't be needed. i agree with you sir. i am not a fanatic or a crazy, i am middle of the road observer. The SUN, yes. That yellow thing that gives us life. True. But you don't believe in AGW at all? Surely, you do.

Burn of the Glen said...

Dan,
Iam not a skeptic. The definition of a skeptic is someone who is unsure.
I do not deny global warming, though the amount may be questionable.
If CO2 is the big driver, how come the planet is cooling when CO2 levels are still rising.
This point alone sinks the AGW theory.
Eienstein once said something like "..a thousand experiments won't prove me right, but only one will prove me wrong.."
Ther is no evidence to link CO2 with "global warming". If there is show it to me.

dan said...

Okay, Burn, i agree with you. so what should we do? Nothing. fiddle, while Rome burns? YOU TEll me... what should we do? NOthing? WHat actions are worthwhile, do you think? Just let nature take its course? Dish\

Dan
also not a skeptic and not an alarmist...i am a wake-up-callist

Burn of the Glen said...

Sometimes Dan, you need the courage to do nothing. There are plenty more issue to resolve than CO2 being a pollutant.

dan said...

oKAY, I AM HEARING YOU...BURN,,, THE COurage to do nothing...okay....but shouldn't we curb our use of fossil fuels just in case....? No? just keep on trucking along? Yes, there are many factors involvwed anmd CO2 is not the only one. Let me ask you a qusetion, burn. do you CARE about humankind in the year 2500 yes or no?

Burn of the Glen said...

CO2 is NOT the problem Dan, It's the lies we are fed.

dan said...

Okay, i hear you. CO 2 not the problem, the lies we are fed. By Gore etc, right? so then answer my question, the lies aside, do YOu care about HUMANKIND in the year 250o yes or no?

Anonymous said...

In my humble opinion, ANYONE who produces children and then claims to be worried about man made global warming is a complete, total fucking hypocrite and THOSE are the types of people who should be looked at closer, not the deniers, people who only want to see BOTH sides of the argument.

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