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  •  what is the purpose? to get attention, raise aware (6+ / 0-)

    ness, increase activism? yes. but it has be loud enough and big enough that the politicians can't ignore it. hopefully this is one of those protests because action on global warming should be the priority and so many other issues dovetail into it. it is survival for all species that is at stake.

    great diary.

    fantastic work by all involved but i will continue to repeat the same old shit again. how many protestors and activists is one local pissant blowhard with some koch bros talking points and a 50000 watt blowtorch worth? progress will be significantly compromised and obstructed merely because talk radio is ignored by the environmental orgs.

    all that work is minimized merely by the fact that there is no organized opposition to the loudest denier of all - right wing radio. the closest thing is the stoprush boycott work done by a relatively few.

    this protest will end today and tomorrow the response by the deniers will begin- and that's on top of all the preventive work they've probably been doing since they knew in those think tanks that the protest would happen. and all the anti-ennvironmental propaganda of the last 20 years.

    the politicians are much less likely to do anything if they can point to the howling talk radio teabaggers as proof the country is not ready to go there. we can't afford to just keep ignoring that fact.

    i'll bet the paid deniers will be doing the national and state talk radio circuit to kick off the response. extra paid callers will probably be utilized. and how long will they continue to attack the protestors, reaching 50 mil a week on those radio stations.

    the think tanks will watch for whatever progress the protests stimulate and respond, with talk radio being a main tool. and many of the loudest of those soapboxes and megaphones have university team logos on them.  they can keep it up full time, for a long time.

    any relevant local or national legislation, like bernie sanders', will get think tank coordinated responses aimed at creating a counter constituency that will be puny but loud and well timed to make sure there will be no cooperation from state and national republicans, or else.

    and they're great with excuses- the wildfires are the result of the enviros limiting the lumber cos., for instance. i'll bet every republican pol has heard that so many times he actually believes it.

    environmental groups need to figure out the main reason we can't get progress on global warming isn't obama and the dems, it's their own inability to recognize they're getting screamed over by the deniers and it's louder and more sustained than they are, it's getting a free speech free ride, and it is practically free for the deniers (talk radio stations sell advertising and the blowhards read think tank talking points).

    worst of all more than 30% of those anti-science radio stations (licensed to operate in the public interest) dedicated to global warming denial depend on our "institutions of higher learning" through sports broadcasting.

    in exchange for small licensing fees paid for by local advertisers those universities put their sports logos all over those stations while they do dedicated 24/7 denial.

    how much student  activism is being minimized by their own universities.

    fantastic work, protestors, but.....

    This is a list of 76 universities for Rush Limbaugh that endorse global warming denial, racism, sexism, and GOP lies by broadcasting sports on over 170 Limbaugh radio stations.

    by certainot on Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 11:27:27 AM PST

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