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Sat Oct 19, 2019, 01:35 AM

Jane Fonda Arrested Again At Climate Change Protest; Sam Waterston Also Arrested

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Source: USA Today

For the second week in a row, Jane Fonda has been arrested while protesting climate change. Her "Grace and Frankie" co-star Sam Waterston was also present at the Washington, D.C., protest and placed under arrest.

A Twitter account for Fire Drill Fridays, an initiative which aims to have politicians address climate change, tweeted at 10:45 a.m. Friday morning that Fonda, 81, was "walking to the US Capitol to demand a #greeennewdeal." With several following her, Fonda was bundled up in a long red coat and wore a black hat.

"Scientists tell us the tipping point for catastrophe is only 11 years off," Fonda says in a video clip with the United States Capitol in the background. "But there is still time if we move quickly and ambitiously to prevent the worst impacts, by beginning the transition off fossil fuels to clean, renewable energy now."

In a letter shared to Fire Drill Friday's website, Fonda said she's "moved to Washington, D.C. to be closer to the epicenter of the fight for our climate." She added: "Every Friday through January, I will be leading weekly demonstrations on Capitol Hill to demand that action by our political leaders be taken to address the climate emergency we are in. We can't afford to wait. "Welcome to Fire Drill Fridays."


Read more: https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/celebrities/2019/10/18/jane-fonda-sam-waterston-arrested-climate-change-protest-dc/4022842002/






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Reply Jane Fonda Arrested Again At Climate Change Protest; Sam Waterston Also Arrested (Original post)
appalachiablue Oct 19 OP
BlueMTexpat Oct 19 #1
appalachiablue Oct 19 #2
bucolic_frolic Oct 19 #3
appalachiablue Oct 19 #4
bucolic_frolic Oct 19 #5
appalachiablue Oct 19 #6
oldsoftie Oct 19 #7
DownriverDem Oct 19 #9
oldsoftie Oct 19 #10
not_the_one Oct 19 #12
JonLP24 Oct 19 #13
oldsoftie Oct 20 #18
JonLP24 Oct 21 #19
oldsoftie Oct 21 #20
LanternWaste Oct 21 #22
oldsoftie Oct 21 #23
LanternWaste Oct 21 #24
oldsoftie Oct 21 #25
INdemo Oct 19 #8
Bayard Oct 19 #11
Skid Rogue Oct 19 #14
MuseRider Oct 20 #15
leftyladyfrommo Oct 20 #16
YOHABLO Oct 20 #17
oldsoftie Oct 21 #21

Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 02:16 AM

1. Love them both!

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Response to BlueMTexpat (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 02:22 AM

2. Two of the best!

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 06:19 AM

3. The headline's like Sam is an afterthought

really, who writes this stuff?

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 06:32 AM

4. This was the only article that mentioned both so I used it to save time/space.

Most of the coverage I saw was individual, on each actor.

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 06:52 AM

5. Well it's not your fault

it's the journalists, or the editor(s).

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #5)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 06:55 AM

6. Oh I know, only USA Today which is folding I think

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 07:33 AM

7. Publicity hounds. They should protest outside the Chinese embassy.

You know, the chinese who are building 300 coal fired power plants in the next 10 years.

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 07:57 AM

9. Why don't you go to the Chinese embassy?

Look. Maybe you are too young to know what having celebrities in on your cause means.

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Response to DownriverDem (Reply #9)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 08:39 AM

10. Because i know its meaningless.

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Nothing WE do here will affect climate change because of all the other countries who pollute at far higher levels. We are already FAR more efficient than we were even 20 yrs ago. Its just like plastic; 90% of ocean plastic comes from TEN rivers in Asia & Africa. Passing a bunch of plastic bans here does nothing to alleviate that. Doesnt mean we shouldn't recycle, but we should be realistic about what we can actually accomplish.
And this "green new deal" will never happen so why would i waste my time on it? I'd rather campaign for candidates who actually DO have a chance

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #10)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 10:38 AM

12. Somebody has to start. There must be an example if others are expected to follow.

Or, we could just not do shit because it is too late. If you are really serious about being cynical, in the end, one way or another, we are going to do ourselves in. So let's just get it over with and do ourselves in NOW.



I think I want to be with those who will make an effort. Maybe it will have "the butterfly effect".

Kudos to Jane and Sam. They know that publicity is good for the cause. They don't need it for themselves.

I have ALWAYS been a fan of Jane, from the beginning. I saw her at Graham Pond, on the University of Florida campus in 1971 protesting the Vietnam war.

Yes, she may have made some poor decisions in her photo ops, but her heart has ALWAYS been in the right place.

signed, just another aged and flaccid boomer



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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #10)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 06:45 PM

13. You are using common Republican talking points

They constantly talk about the Chinese when it comes to climate change. Well Greta pointed out that the country she is from uses the same argument -- why should we do anything when the USA pollutes more?

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Response to JonLP24 (Reply #13)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 08:58 PM

18. Thats a cop out. "GOP talking points". Always used when the answer isnt popular.

I deal with the real world as it is. The atmosphere doesnt have borders. China is slated to build 100s of coal fired pwr plants over the next decade. And India's output of greenhouse gasses is increasing even faster than China's.
Only a recession will truly slow down ALL emissions. The US is increasing wind & solar, but transportation output is up because the economy isnt receding (yet). And what does it take to build the new generation of batteries & other climate friendly power sources? Rare earth minerals.
Where does the power come from to recharge the millions of electric cars?

Unless nuclear is part of the solution, its all just a fantasy. But its the celebrity cause, so everyone wants to be seen as a part of it
https://e360.yale.edu/features/why-nuclear-power-must-be-part-of-the-energy-solution-environmentalists-climate

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #18)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 12:53 AM

19. Again the GOP constantly points out China

Again Greta Thunberg is from a smaller country than the US and they point out why should we do anything when the USA pollutes more. So the argument you are making, other countries make the same argument about US.

I wouldn't say you are using GOP talking points if you weren't. Maybe Greta's answer is not as popular to you?

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Response to JonLP24 (Reply #19)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 06:16 AM

20. What I point out is accurate. And as I said, the atmosphere has no borders.

If you're bailing water and there's still a hole in the boat, you're getting nowhere.
Greta can blame whoever and whatever she wants, fine. Maybe she'd do well to protest in China or India.

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #20)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 07:22 AM

22. If accurate, plese support premise with objective evidence

Or, simply keep pretending your editorial is somehow an absolute truth... to you if no one else.

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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #22)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 07:41 AM

23. "Plese (sic) support premise..." I did support it. Evidence means nothing to you.

You weren't a part of this conversation among civil DUers to begin with.

https://www.factorco2.com/en/indias-co2-emissions-are-growing-faster-than-the-us-or-chinas/new/3849

https://www.axios.com/china-india-us-pushed-carbon-emissions-to-record-levels-in-2018-1b1e171a-d46a-49b7-bc4a-7250942a1a7d.html

The US is and has been changing appliances, vehicles, construction, production, etc, to help reduce emissions. And we'll continue to do so.

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #23)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 10:50 AM

24. Try again. And focus this time.

"Publicity hounds..."

"I know it's meaningless..."

"That old cop-out."

A bunch of editorial tripe, meaningless without evidence to support as anything other than what they are.

Have at it. With the civility you ask of others yet deny yourself.

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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #24)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 01:07 PM

25. Comprehension must not be your strong suit. Try to read the post again.

I provided "evidence".

Seems like the others who posted knew exactly what I was talking about. They just didn't agree with it; which is fine.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 07:38 AM

8. I just hope we see this kind of action with millions more

participating when the Articles of Impeachment reach the Senate. We must demand that Trump be convicted and removed from office.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 09:40 AM

11. Go Jane!

Boy she looks good for 81.

Sam can say--I'm not a lawyer, and I DO play one on TV.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 07:02 PM

14. Yes!!! Fonda and Waterston!!!!

I love them both, especially Fonda. They're both wonderful on Grace and Frankie.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 02:00 PM

15. Love them both

and am proud to be on the same side.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 02:38 PM

16. The journey of 10,000 miles begins with the first step.

It's a start and the world wide movement has begun.

We just need to speed it up.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 07:21 PM

17. Where's that fat ass Kim Kardashian and the rest of her fake family?

Oh yes I did go there.

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Response to YOHABLO (Reply #17)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 06:18 AM

21. Making money off of the youth and destroying society

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