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  •  Amusingly enough (0+ / 0-)

    Greenpeace is currently in the middle of internal issues because some environmentalists, including one of the organization's co-founders, have explicitly endorsed nuclear energy.

    Of course that means they aren't real environmentalists any more, doesn't it?

    •  Well ... (0+ / 0-)

      The real question is the following: can you determine who really is Greenpeace. There are several organizations that go under the name (and the locations of their headquarters are largely determined from tax considerations ... hmmm ...).

      For what it's worth, the Greenpeace Foundation is the true original Greenpeace, but it is not all that popular with many who today associate themselves with the name "Greenpeace," because more than one of the founding members of the original foundation have become critical of the current mission and tactics of organizations calling themselves "Greenpeace" these days.

      Whether the Greenpeace folks are "real environmentalists" depends on your definition of environmentalist. Surely, we can say that they are good at raising money in the name of the environment. Whether they are doing any good -- or simply more good than harm -- remains a more difficult claim to prove. Fortunately for them, most of their members take it on faith and rely on the propaganda that these organizations regularly publish.

      In any case, I classify them as anti-science, as the video clip demonstrates using their own words.

      Repartee is something we think of twenty-four hours too late.
      -- Mark Twain

      by bryfry on Sun Mar 02, 2008 at 02:46:59 PM PST

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