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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Please protest when it is convenient for the man


Greenpeace protest drains police from city
A lone constable was attacked in a brawl in central Christchurch yesterday as 30 other officers spent hours dealing with a Greenpeace protest on Lyttelton Harbour, police said. "Why Greenpeace couldn't find a way of protesting that didn't tie up emergency services for so long is disappointing," said police area commander for Christchurch South Inspector Malcolm Johnston. The 30 officers were involved in controlling the Greenpeace action trying to stop a coal tanker leaving Lyttelton.

Yeah, why can’t Greenpeace check with the Police first to make sure it’s all okay, perhaps the Police shouldn’t have rushed to protect Solid Energy and their dirty fucking coal leaving the rest of the city undefended, but apparently we need to pollute the planet to the point of global warming on time these days, there are schedules that must be kept and the monster of capitalism needs it’s fix NOW! As Political Parties continue to pay lip service to environmentalism, protests like this need to occur more often and citizens need to start deciding if they will use mass civil disobedience to force politicians to act, if that doesn’t fit in with the cops, too bad.

11 Comments:

At 26/3/08 8:20 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ahhh yes, Greenpeace protesters get the whole treatment, squads of Police and Water Cannons no less...yet when hundreds of polluting little shits run riot in the city, pour diesel over roads so they can do POLLUTING burnouts -and send plumes of foul toxic smoke into the air - the Police response is to stand and watch.
Where are the water cannons when these mobs are out in chch every weekend behaving like mobs of neanderthal environmental vandals?
One rule for polluters and another for those who stand up against pollution .

 
At 26/3/08 11:44 am, Blogger Barnsley Bill said...

I wonder? Do Greenpeace have a presence in China? Blockading the unloading of the coal might be an idea. I wonder how they would fare against the Chinese security forces?

 
At 26/3/08 12:39 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ahhh that must be because Greenpeace are on that secret list of terrorists the police have got. The same one Tame Iti's on.

 
At 26/3/08 1:58 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"citizens need to start deciding if they will use mass civil disobedience to force politicians to act, if that doesn’t fit in with the cops, too bad."

Does the phrase 'baton charge' mean anything to you bomber?

 
At 27/3/08 11:01 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

umm, you are a very narrow minded short sighted individual arent you bomber. remember what happened last time there was a protest at lyttleton harbour?? a lady was run over and killed (her fault). naturally the police are going to attend any protest of any nature in such an environ. green peace are a waste of time because they NEVER achieve anything

 
At 27/3/08 12:33 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

30 COPS WHAT A BUNCH OF PUSSIES!

 
At 27/3/08 2:14 pm, Anonymous Action Man The Greatest Hero of Them All! said...

Coal is going to remain a fuel source for years to come globally. Greenpeace would really be better served acting in countries who actually had an issue with low uptake of renewables....rather than NZ which has one of the highest in the world FFS. If they do disrupt for a long time what happens...they will get their coal from elsewhere...most likely lower grade stuff (which is higher polluting) and quite possibly from mines with worse environmental standards than ours.

The planet as a whole is worse off...good one guys!! ;)

Same applies with our polluting industry heading overseas as it faces impending carbon charges, and rising electricity prices...this productive caapacity ends up in other countries with worse rules on pollution and a heavier "carbon intensive" mix of electricity generation...the planet is again worse off, but Chardonnay Socialists feel great because they've socked it "to the man" and feel like they're making a difference...its such a laugh!! :)

 
At 27/3/08 2:45 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

lotta dudes with money poulling out of Green Piece bomber, they see better way to spend money,peterquixote

 
At 30/3/08 6:26 pm, Blogger Bomber said...

Action Man The Greatest Hero of Them All! said...
Coal is going to remain a fuel source for years to come globally. Greenpeace would really be better served acting in countries who actually had an issue with low uptake of renewables....rather than NZ which has one of the highest in the world FFS. If they do disrupt for a long time what happens...they will get their coal from elsewhere...most likely lower grade stuff (which is higher polluting) and quite possibly from mines with worse environmental standards than ours.

The planet as a whole is worse off...good one guys!! ;)

Same applies with our polluting industry heading overseas as it faces impending carbon charges, and rising electricity prices...this productive caapacity ends up in other countries with worse rules on pollution and a heavier "carbon intensive" mix of electricity generation...the planet is again worse off, but Chardonnay Socialists feel great because they've socked it "to the man" and feel like they're making a difference...its such a laugh!! :)


Ummm, yes 'Action man' - I think you miss the point - coal has no future, it's an 18th century power in the 21st century, 'clean coal' is like 'good cancer' it doesn't exist, now I'm sure the coal industry wants to muddy the water and make sure there is some strong man words coming from action men like yourselves that also just throw in a PC dog whistle word or two to remind us that such action is really silly and probably a bit gay. I was waiting for tree hugging museli mucher as well, but maybe that'll pop in your next posting with your couple of links to some quasi-scientific site selling the 'benefits' of carbon sequestion and the hopes of the coal industry to hide it all away under the ground with the pixies?

 
At 31/3/08 12:50 pm, Anonymous Action Man The Greatest Hero of Them All! said...

Hmmm I see, I guess you've worked through the in's and out's of how we are going to power the planet in the near future without coal then Bomber. You should take you revolutionary ideas to China, they could use them there. The world is fucked if "cleaner coal" can't be found mate.

May not be what you want to hear, and I would prefer it if we there was another solution, but there are no "White Knights" on the horizon that have the scale or cost to be passable in a fast developing world.

China struggles to keep up with its power demand as it is, now you're what, expecting them to start ripping up existing power plants and replacing them with non-coal burners?! What's the timescale of this sea change, considering that the thermal "18th century technology currently" makes up +/- 60% of global production?!

Coal is going to be around when we're both long dead, so it'd be smart to make the best of a bad situation, half a loaf and all that!!

 
At 31/3/08 4:55 pm, Blogger Bomber said...

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Well we better find the solution and we better find it pretty bloody fast Action man because we are running out of time to get to the solution, and if we started researching alternative sources of energy from solar, wind and current generators sooner we wouldn't be relying on an 18th century power source for the 21st century, it can't be business as usual and if forced actions and protests are all that are left us to force action, so be it.

 

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