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Quoting Greta Thunberg:

“I honestly don’t understand why adults would choose to spend their time mocking and threatening teenagers and children for promoting science, when they could do something good instead. I guess they must simply feel so threatened by us.”
^^^^ I agree.
 

Rasselas

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@BoiseBo that's 183. So don't try to say that I said there were 183,000,000,000 arsonists in Australia.
To be fair, that number appears deceiving:
But some, including Alex Jones’ conspiracy site InfoWars that spreads climate change denialism, falsely reported that “nearly 200 people” were arrested in Australia for “deliberately” starting bushfires.

That would be a distortion of the facts. Police in New South Wales released a statementdisclosing that since Nov. 8, 2019, 183 people, including 40 juveniles, have been charged with 205 bushfire-related offenses. Of the 183, 24 people have been charged with deliberately setting fires. According to police, of the 183, another “53 people have had legal actions for allegedly failing to comply with a total fire ban,” and an additional “47 people have had legal actions for allegedly discarding a lighted cigarette or match on land.”

Local press reports indicate that not all of the people charged committed acts that contributed to the raging brushfires. For example, a man in the Sydney suburb of Wallacia was fined for lighting a fire to make a cup of tea. That blaze was extinguished by firefighters. Another man was cited for lighting a fire to cook food in the town of Tarro. That fire was also put out by responding crews.

Jason Wilson, a columnist and journalist for The Guardian, wrote, “Sadly, arsonists exist among us, and are always a factor in bushfires. The number of arrests is being highlighted across right wing media in order to muddy the waters and avoid discussing the real reason that bushfire season is longer and more dangerous.” Wilson pointed to a statement by a fire captain fighting the fires, who said crews are seeing fires the likes they’ve never seen before, and the evidence that climate change is driving them is “overwhelming.”
So 24 people might be called "arsonists," but they are not the underlying cause of the fires in Australia.

Here is the link to the police report on which the story was based: Latest News - NSW Police Public Site
 
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Rasselas

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Nope. God was on his side.
That's delusional. I don't mean that you are deluded, but that conclusion is delusional. When people start saying "God is on our side," it's time to run the other way. Such people are capable of the most outrageous tyranny and inhumanity imaginable. All the worst things humans have done to each other were done with the full faith that God wanted them to happen.
 

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That's delusional. I don't mean that you are deluded, but that conclusion is delusional. When people start saying "God is on our side," it's time to run the other way. Such people are capable of the most outrageous tyranny and inhumanity imaginable. All the worst things humans have done to each other were done with the full faith that God wanted them to happen.
Our Economy? Hmmmm....