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    Greenpeace activists arrested for banner on Mount Rushmore

    Greenpeace activists arrested for banner on Mount Rushmore

    CHICAGO (AFP) Greenpeace activists were arrested Wednesday for scaling Mount Rushmore and hanging a banner next to the carved face of Abraham Lincoln urging President Barack Obama to get tough on climate change.

    A video posted on the environmental group's website showed the massive banner hanging on the South Dakota mountain face.
    Its message -- "America honors leaders not politicians: Stop Global Warming" and an unfinished portrait of Obama -- was barely visible as it was whipped by wind.

    "Doing what it takes to solve global warming demands real political courage," Greenpeace USA deputy campaigns director Carroll Muffett said in a statement.

    "If President Obama intends to earn a place among this country's true leaders, he needs to show that courage, and base his actions on the scientific reality rather than political convenience."
    IMO--this is actually a pretty clever stunt. They will get charged with trespassing, not vandalism. But I like that they put the banner next to Lincoln. Although, I would change the bottom of the banner to read: "Stop Spending Money."


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    Re: Greenpeace activists arrested for banner on Mount Rushmore

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Greenpeace activists arrested for banner on Mount Rushmore



    IMO--this is actually a pretty clever stunt. They will get charged with trespassing, not vandalism. But I like that they put the banner next to Lincoln. Although, I would change the bottom of the banner to read: "Stop Spending Money."

    That's a good way to get attention. Deface a national monument with a banner and then get tons of press about it. Current and future activist organizations of America, take note!

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    Re: Greenpeace activists arrested for banner on Mount Rushmore

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Greenpeace activists arrested for banner on Mount Rushmore

    IMO--this is actually a pretty clever stunt. They will get charged with trespassing, not vandalism. But I like that they put the banner next to Lincoln. Although, I would change the bottom of the banner to read: "Stop Spending Money."

    It's pretty clever until you realize that global worming is junk science no different than Intelligent Design or other pseudosciences.

    Then it's just stupid people looking for a few blog hits.

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    Re: Greenpeace activists arrested for banner on Mount Rushmore

    A founder of Greenpeace has long disassociated himself with them; doesn't think they follow the original mission.
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    Re: Greenpeace activists arrested for banner on Mount Rushmore

    They could have gotten hurt. What the hell were the thinking?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Greenpeace activists arrested for banner on Mount Rushmore

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    It's pretty clever until you realize that global worming is junk science no different than Intelligent Design or other pseudosciences.
    Actually not, but don't let the facts get in your way.


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    Re: Greenpeace activists arrested for banner on Mount Rushmore

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe1991 View Post
    Actually not, but don't let the facts get in your way.


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    How much money do those groups stand to make from global warming grants? Is it millions, or billions?

    There's more cash involved with global warming research than there is in the oil and gas industry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Greenpeace activists arrested for banner on Mount Rushmore

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    How much money do those groups stand to make from global warming grants? Is it millions, or billions?

    There's more cash involved with global warming research than there is in the oil and gas industry.
    We don't know global warming exists but we do know oil and gas exists so naturally we would spend more money researching the item we are trying to still figure out.
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    Re: Greenpeace activists arrested for banner on Mount Rushmore

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Greenpeace activists arrested for banner on Mount Rushmore



    IMO--this is actually a pretty clever stunt. They will get charged with trespassing, not vandalism. But I like that they put the banner next to Lincoln. Although, I would change the bottom of the banner to read: "Stop Spending Money."


    Amusing what the believers in the man made global warming fairy tale religion will do for their scam cause.
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    Re: Greenpeace activists arrested for banner on Mount Rushmore

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe1991 View Post
    Actually not, but don't let the facts get in your way.


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    Mhmm, the earth is less than 10,000 years old, sure

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