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    Greta Thunberg is Time's 2019 Person of the Year

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    Greta Thunberg is Time's 2019 Person of the Year





    Greta Thunberg, the soft-spoken Swedish teenager who became a global conscience for climate change and environmental activism, has been named Time’s Magazine’s Person of the Year for 2019.

    The magazine announced 16-year old Thunberg as its choice Wednesday exclusively on "TODAY."

    "She became the biggest voice on the biggest issue facing the planet this year, coming from essentially nowhere to lead a worldwide movement," Time editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal told "TODAY," adding that Thunberg is the magazine's youngest choice ever to be named Person of the Year.

    Thunberg quickly bloomed into one of the world's most notable and youngest climate change activists, sparking a collective movement to fight climate change after protesting alone outside the Swedish parliament during school hours on Fridays when she was 15. The teen held up a now universally recognized hand-painted sign that read “skolstrejk för klimatet,” which translates to “School strike for the climate.”

    Thunberg's initiative to strike galvanized students to protest against climate change throughout Europe and that momentum quickly fanned across the globe, becoming the “Fridays For Future" movement.

    Her solo protest, Fensenthal noted, eventually prompted millions of people in 150 countries "to act on behalf of the planet."

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    Who?

    David Hogg must be spitting bullets.
    Get off the cross, we need the wood.

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    "Soft-spoken"?

    Well, Time has shriveled to insignificance, doing its part to save the planet by not using actual paper, you know. This traditional milestone, once more revered than even the "swimsuit issue" of Sports Illustrated, probably would be better suited for a humor forum at this point.
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    "The way I see it, there's always, c'mon, there's always money. It's there." —Elizabeth Warren, explaining socialism.

    “The interesting thing about the Green New Deal is it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all.... We really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing.” —Saikat Chakrabarti, then AOC's Chief of Staff.

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    ***********shrug****** They can have her. Along with their magazine subscriptions.

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    Haters in 3, 2, 1...

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    The real problem here is that the girl is being used as prop by actual adults who should know better. She has a number of severe mental health issues and she has been very much injured by her various bouts of malnutrition.

    Those impacts don't simply affect stature and development - they also impact brain function in profound ways.
    "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    The real problem here is that the girl is being used as prop by actual adults who should know better. She has a number of severe mental health issues and she has been very much injured by her various bouts of malnutrition.

    Those impacts don't simply affect stature and development - they also impact brain function in profound ways.
    The left has never been above exploiting children to achieve their goals.
    “I do not aim with my hand; he who aims with his hand has forgotten the face of his father.
    I aim with my eye.

    "I do not shoot with my hand; he who shoots with his hand has forgotten the face of his father.
    I shoot with my mind.

    "I do not kill with my gun; he who kills with his gun has forgotten the face of his father.
    I kill with my heart.”

    The Gunslinger Creed, Stephen King, The Dark Tower

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    Quote Originally Posted by daveman View Post
    The left has never been above exploiting children to achieve their goals.
    But typically not:
    A) While they are alive.
    2). Are above the poverty level.
    C). Are White non-hispanic.

    Get off the cross, we need the wood.

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    May we raise children who love the unloved things - the dandelion, the worm, the spiderlings.
    Children who sense the rose needs the thorn and run into rainswept days the same way they turn towards the sun...
    And when they're grown and someone has to speak for those who have no voice,
    may they draw upon that wilder bond, those days of tending tender things and be the one.

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