Activists tag Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior with â€œPropaganda Warriorâ€ banner; Arctic Sunrise hit with â€œShip of Liesâ€ banner earlier in the day
Global warming skeptics from CFACT yesterday pulled off an international climate caper using GPS triangulation from Greenpeace’s own on-board camera photos to locate and sail up long-side of the infamous Greenpeace vessel, Rainbow Warrior. Then in Greenpeace-like fashion, the CFACT activists unfurled a banner reading “Propaganda Warrior” which underscored how the radical green groupâ€™s policies and agenda are based on myths, lies, and exaggerations.
Earlier in the day the activists daringly boarded Greenpeace’s Arctic Sunrise with neither stealth nor force, but by baffling the crew with doughnuts, and unfurled a banner that read â€œShip of Liesâ€ off the starboard side.
â€œGreenpeace has been using these kinds of tactics for decades, and now they can find out what itâ€™s like to have a little taste of their own medicine, â€œ said CFACT executive director Craig Rucker who masterminded the operation.Â
CFACT unfurled the banners for two reasons, CFACT president David Rothbard explained. â€œGreenpeace ships, like the Rainbow Warrior and Arctic Sunrise, have become global symbols for radical environmentalism, and we wanted to call attention to the harm these groups are causing.Â And second, it seemed appropriate to use one of Greenpeaceâ€™s favorite tactics to make this point.â€
Greenpeace protesters frequently hang banners from factories and office buildings, paint slogans on smokestacks, and employ other publicity stunts. Some are relatively harmless, but others reflect a willingness to lie or even destroy property to make a point.
In 1995, Greenpeace launched a $2-million public relations campaign against Shell Oil, claiming the company was planning to dump tons of oil and toxic waste in the ocean by sinking its Brent Spar platform as an artificial reef. It was a full year before the group issued a written apology, admitting it knew all along that there had been no oil or chemical wastes on the platform.
Greenpeace has frequently destroyed bio-engineered crops, wiping out millions of dollars in research efforts designed to develop food plants that are more nutritious, withstand floods and droughts better, and resist insect infestations without the need for chemical pesticides. It has also waged an unrelenting campaign against insecticides and insect repellants that could prevent malaria, a vicious disease that infects 500 million people a year, kills over 1 million and leaves millions more with permanent brain damage.
That’s really good, but I much prefer the French approach to dealing with these watermelons.
[hoping I’m not setting myself up for a dirty punchline] What’s the French approach?
I think the French approach is waving the “White Flag?” I’ve been there numerous times and never heard the comment. There may be something coming?
Very original- Not. But all in all kind of funny, in a – look at what the dorky little brother did kind of way.
Good bye Rob, it was interesting to say the least.
Yes, things seem to be winding down now that the Denier movement has seized the day. See my other posts for my congratulations and other observations I currently have. We will continue to make our voices heard against Cap and Trade. And I’m sure the extreme Right will continue to rally the troops with continued fear mongering of one sort or another… but perhaps now that you people have won a fairly major battle, in my opinion anyway, that you and I might become less active on this site. We’ll have to wait and see won’t we?
I don’t see much in the way of re-examination of all the fear and hysteria over Obama’s and Gore’s imagined Socialist powers. Hmmm. Interesting.
We are fear-mongering? What do you call global warming? What do you call this? http://www.globalclimatescam.com/2009/12/just-wow/ We EXPOSE the fear mongering, the motives, and the ramifications.
You guys win again. Don’t you ever tire of getting your way 90% of the time? I wouldn’t either. Must be nice.
Your left wing liberal game will never end. If you represent the future thought of Americans, I feel sorry for my young families future going forward.
Sorry Rob, Lost my Scot temper. “Merry Christmas.!!!”
That’s ok. I am against Fascism first and foremost. If that makes me a left-wing gamer then so be it.
Yes you are. You will change when you get your paycheck hit with taxes.
Yes, Paul, perhaps. Gosh, and to think I have been the ONLY person in the history of the world to avoid paying taxes! I’m sure I will hate it as much as you do Paul when that awful day arrives. But then I will be able to focus ALL of my hate, bile, and frustrations onto that most hated of all things… Taxes! And then I will be able to simply the world into something so imbecilic and one dimensional that I won’t really have to think at all after that, about anything, ever again, except for how much I hate Taxes. Ahh, the simple life… I can almost see it now!
Nobody said avoiding paying taxes. Remember the Boston Tea Party? Pay your fair share that should be EQUAL, not penalizing. It is that simple.
Could it be you are pro-taxes all of a sudden because my working two jobs is currently paying for your Social Security? Hmmmm? That evil Socialist program Bush tried to privatize and if he did it would have vanished…???
Does a tax revolt scare you Paul? It sounds delightfully intriguing to me. I notice youi haven’t stated ANY other good ideas…. I’ll keep waiting, cuz you haven’t give even ONE yet anyWHERE on this site.
Actually I’m for a flat tax period of say, 10-15% for everyone.. That said, if that ever happened there would be major unemployment. Tax Accountants, CPA’s, H & R Block as well as others would be out of business along with the millions employed by all states and the I R S. You would be talking conservatively a 25% unemployment. Enough said. It will never happen. The government (you and I) have to much invested in the infrastructure to every let this pass..
The advent of the automobile probably put a lot of stage coaches, buggy-whip manufacturers and railroad employees out, but that didn’t stop the progress. The problem, of course is government retards progress by protectionism, so you may be right. If the government owned Ford back when the Model T was developed, it would probably not have gone to market (now consider that the goverment now does control GM and Chrysler – *shudder*)
I have two GM products Pre-Government Motors. It’s like Chapter 11, buying before they file and buying post bankruptcy. There is no “automatic stay” if I buy thereafter no matter what the government may say. I will not buy another GM product until the government is out of the picture. Then I will reconsider.