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Why Do We Indulge These Morons?

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ToraToraTora | 13:58 Wed 17th Apr 2019 | News
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-47959207
Just let the train pull out, they'd soon un glue themselves.

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Because making a conscious choice to kill protesters is usually regarded as bad form these days.

I'm reminded, in their actions at least, of the militant Suffragette movement in the early 20th Century. Whether history will judge these people so favourably in generations to come remains to be seen, although I won't be holding my breath.
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"Because making a conscious choice to kill protesters is usually regarded as bad form these days. " - who's talking about killing them? He'd rip his hand off and leave some skin behind, may hamper him counting his dole money but death jim? bit melodramatic.
I'm pretty sure that messing around with moving trains doesn't end well for the people concerned. Serious injury, death, all are real risks. It's completely appropriate therefore, however disruptive it may be, not to take such risks. If these protesters die because the authorities take such risks, then they would be rightly condemned.
There's a strong chance the person with the button to say 'train goes now' didn't want to make the decision to permanently disfigure or worse those people.

Perhaps there's a new job opportunity for you there TTT.
Should have driven the train to Scotland before ungluing them.
because gluing on may be a decision
but getting off ( gluing off ) may be dependent on time and other processes

I mean why dont they drape the protesters' legs ( unglued to anything) over the electic supply
and as they fry - ask, holler
what on earth are you doing that for?

or -- no smoking in a public place !
aren't they supposed to be protesting about climate change etc etc etc?

Why on earth glue yourself to public transport to disrupt those who may use it as a small step to help prevent climate change or do the glueless/clueless not think about things like that?
// Perhaps there's a new job opportunity for you there TTT.//

as offical disfigurement officer

hey you could sell videos as TTT - torture at tea time !
TTT was asked about his duties as Official disfigurement officer for british rail and replied
interesting ? you bet ! sometimes I come in and spent the rest of the day - -- glued to my seat !
Perhaps you should ask Extinction Revolution that question, Alba.

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"If these protesters die because the authorities take such risks, then they would be rightly condemned. " - why? nobedski stuck his german to a train, worst that can happen is he removes it himself. That's the problem, everyone is terrified to call the bluff of these imbeciles.
These are not protesters they are anarchists and should be treated as such.

If a small number of them are indeed concerned about the environment, do they really believe that the biggest polluters on Earth, that being China are going to take any notice of their protest?
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it is perhaps ironic that they disrupt and electric train, derrr!
Alba, there could be the strong possibility that they were sniffing glue before applying it to their bodies. Their punishment should be 6 months hard labour toiling in a coal-mine.
why do we arrest these people. Waste of money.
// These are not protesters they are anarchists and should be treated as such. //

Well, whatever you call them, a lot are getting arrested. And in that, at least, there's no argument here over whether or not they should be. I'm obviously in sympathy with their fears about the future of Earth's Climate and humanity's role in shaping it, and I *still* think they're being berks. But risking life and limb is irresponsible on the part of both the protesters/anarchists/morons/berks, *and* on the part of any train driver moronic enough to think that driving off with a man stuck to the side of the train isn't going to end horribly for all concerned.
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sanmac, that's a cruel and unusual punishment! I doubt the concept of work has featured much in their lives. These types are generally WSC or children of rich parents who have no idea of reality.
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jim me old china, you don't drive off, you just start moving gently forward and they then very quickly extricate themselves. It's called brinkmanship. Radio as they are, none of them want to actually die, they rely on the lack of bottle of those dealing with it to actually deal with it. I'd sort it in 5 minutes.
No, you wouldn't -- and you'd frighten anyone nearby who would have been in fear for that idiot's life.
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It's why we ballsed up the brexit negotiations. You have to be prepared to do the unthinkable and convince the opposition that you are. By tipping your hand at the start you give them the initiative. So a little cabal of gutless elfin safetee devotees take charge and it's xmas to the protesters. Believe me if the train started moving they'd unstick themselves PDQ.

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