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Just out on an errand and got panhandled by four twenty-sumfings dressed as EasyJet cabin crew complete with clipboards, pop-up roller blind posters and an aluminium folding "desk" attempting to chug passers-by for direct debits to WWF.

I thought WWF were above this sort of thing.... getting most of their funding behind the curtain from taxpayers?

Sadly did not have time to give them the full hairdryer treatment or "sponsor" a polar bear.

Mar 15, 2013 at 1:36 PM | Registered Commentertomo

First one to desist gets my warmest thanks.

Mar 15, 2013 at 1:19 PM | Registered Commentergeoffchambers

Mar 15, 2013 at 12:22 PM | TheBigYinJames

Oh dear, the deployment of the potty mouth.

For goodness sake man, go and have a lie down in a darkened room.

You are beginning to come across as a bit of a pathetic loser.

Mar 15, 2013 at 12:50 PM | Unregistered CommenterBrownedoff

Brownedoff, no offence taken. It's actually a token of esteem that a whining turd like yourself has even noticed me.

Mar 15, 2013 at 12:22 PM | Unregistered CommenterTheBigYinJames

NLP initially posted comments on the Cullen article within a few hours - with a tentative show of counter argument. Then there was a ridiculous delay. But I suppose, by eventually publishing more recent stuff, they've (sort of) answered point 3 of my email (see my post here at 4:34 PM yesterday). But just publishing without any attempt at rebuttal (my points 1 and 2) - especially when they've had plenty of time to think about it - suggests that Rhoda is right: despite their claim that the site wishes to "encourage constructive debate", there's no interest in an exchange of views - no interest in substituting money for mouth. Yet I deliberately avoided any left/right or any AGW sceptic argument. My point was simple: if successful, an attempt to stop gas-fired plant (however well-intentioned) would have seriously deleterious consequences, not least for the poor and vulnerable.

For a leftist blog to refuse to respond even to that is, in my view, shameful.

Mar 15, 2013 at 12:05 PM | Registered CommenterRobin Guenier

Mar 15, 2013 at 11:48 AM | TheBigYinJames

I did not ask you to leave it to me, YOUR only skill appears to be that of generating fatuous cracks.

As you seem to have time on your hands, why not go and a have a conversation with that other poser on BH, you know old whatsisname, Richard Drake.

Another exponent of "do as I say, not as I do"; you should get on well together.

No offence intended.

Mar 15, 2013 at 12:01 PM | Unregistered CommenterBrownedoff

I wouldn't leave it up to YOU Brownedoff, you don't appear to have the political skills either.

Mar 15, 2013 at 11:48 AM | Unregistered CommenterTheBigYinJames

Mar 15, 2013 at 10:33 AM | TheBigYinJames

So, presumably you really meant "You should be trying to show then .........".

Mar 15, 2013 at 11:43 AM | Unregistered CommenterBrownedoff

"Was it Climate Week last week?" I don't know, but I was doing my bit by burning lots of logs to keep warm.

Mar 15, 2013 at 11:38 AM | Registered CommenterPhillip Bratby

The real problem with NLP is that it isn't that sort of a site. It is not a discussion forum. It doesn't have the turnround time to be one and the mods seem to discourage it. Now, I can't argue with the bien-pensant crowd. There just cannot be an exchange of views. They think I am wrong to disagree with them. Fine, but as what THEY think is defined as good, anybody who disagrees is not just wroong but evil. Now, I don't think they are evil. Sometimes misguided, sometimes plain unrealistic, possibly well-meaning. And to be honest most of us are happier in if not an echo chamber, a forum where our own views are reinforced rather than rejected.

Once I was part of a discussion which in attempting to define left and right asked for three word summaries of their respective positions. It's an interesting exercise. My effort was 'It's not fair' and 'Get over it'.

Mar 15, 2013 at 11:06 AM | Registered Commenterrhoda

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