'F--- YOU, CLIMATE BARBIE': McKenna now requires security after real world threats, a


spaminator
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'F--- YOU, CLIMATE BARBIE': McKenna now requires security after real world threats, abuse
Canadian Press
Published:
September 7, 2019
Updated:
September 7, 2019 8:29 AM EDT
Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna says as the heat around climate change continues to grow increasingly that abuse is going from anonymous online vitriol to terrifying in-person verbal assaults. Minister McKenna stands during question period in the House of Commons in West Block on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019.Sean Kilpatrick / THE CANADIAN PRESS
OTTAWA — Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says she was recently walking outside a movie theatre with her children when a car slowly pulled to a stop beside them.
The driver rolled down his window and then he let fly.
“F— you, Climate Barbie,” he shouted, as she tried to back away from his car and get her kids away from him.
Much has been written about the online abuse and threatening behaviour politicians — especially female politicians — and others in the public eye face every day. But McKenna says as the heat around climate change continues to grow, that abuse is going from anonymous online vitriol to terrifying in-person verbal assaults.
The incident at the movie theatre is just one of several times her kids have been with her when someone in public began to yell at her. She has been called the C-word, a traitor, an enemy and a “communist piece of garbage.” Her family’s safety has been threatened more than once. Some people have wished she and her children will get fatal diseases. She has received sexualized messages so hateful they could be enough to make even the hardest of hearts skip a beat.
“Tick Tock, Barbie B—-,” one read.
“You’re a stain on this country and I hope you rot in hell,” said another.
The threats have become real enough that McKenna sometimes now requires a security detail, a level of protection even cabinet ministers don’t usually get.
“There are places, yes, that I have to have security now and I don’t think that’s a great situation,” she said. “I’m someone who is trying to do my job, live my life, and talk and engage with people, and it makes it harder. I’m not going to let this stop me but I wish it would stop.”
McKenna would not elaborate on the security needs, so as not to reveal when she has less protection. She said the online abuse in particular has been going on since she was elected, but that in recent months it has gotten much worse in person.
“The challenges, the increases of this, is worrying for everyone,” she said.
McKenna is not alone in fearing for her safety. Tzeporah Berman, international program co-ordinator for Stand.Earth, said earlier this summer that she has received death threats and was physically assaulted in the Edmonton airport by a man angry about her campaign to close down the oil sands.
Catherine Abreu, the executive director of Climate Action Network, Canada, said the issue is a constant source of frustration and fear for environmentalists.
“We talk about it every single day,” said Abreu. “There are many people in my community who feel they are under threat.”
Abreu and Berman both point to politicians as stoking the fires. Abreu said U.S. President Donald Trump’s rhetorical attacks have emboldened people who now feel it is perfectly acceptable to insult, abuse and threaten people they disagree with.
Berman said the threats and attacks against her worsened after Alberta Premier Jason Kenney launched his “war room,” a $30-million project to discredit people he says are using foreign funding to undermine Canada’s energy sector. Berman and others are being named by the Alberta government and called enemies for opposing the oil industry.
“Since @jkenney announced his $30 million warroom to attack environmental advocates & this poster of me was held up at his press conference I have had death threats, misogynist & sexual attacks on social media,” she tweeted in June. “This is what that kind of fear mongering & hate does.”
An attached image shows a sheet of paper with a photo of her speaking into a bullhorn in front of a banner reading “NO TARSANDS PIPELINE.” Below the photo are the words “Tzeporah Berman: Enemy of the oilsands.” Kenney didn’t hold it up but a supporter introducing him at a pro-oilsands news conference in June did.
A spokeswoman for Alberta Energy Minister Sonya Savage said “in no way does our government condone any form of abuse, verbal or otherwise, towards private citizens or elected officials.”
Samantha Peck said the “Fight Back Strategy” is in development but the war room itself has not yet been established and hasn’t issued any publications naming any specific individuals.
The United Conservative Party has named at least one individual in a fundraising pitch to supporters.
Emma Jackson, who works from Climate Justice Edmonton, shared the letter on Aug. 30, which named her as a “radical anti-oil and gas activist.”
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Berman’s tweet was itself met with a torrent of abuse, many of which called her a liar or said she deserved everything she got. A handful of people said while they disagreed vehemently with Berman’s activities, the threats and abuse were not acceptable. They, too, were then attacked.
McKenna said she doesn’t call this sort of thing out often because she fears giving abusers attention. In 2017, she did stop to call foul when Conservative MP Gerry Ritz referred to her on Twitter as “Climate Barbie.”
The insult was coined by the right-wing website, The Rebel, shortly after McKenna was named environment minister and has been used in hundreds, if not thousands, of insults hurled her direction.
Ritz, a former agriculture minister who has since resigned from Parliament, deleted his tweet and apologized for the slur when it was met with outrage.
McKenna said the fact that climate-change deniers have now verbally attacked Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish climate activist, proves just how low some will go to discredit their opponents.
People’s Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier was among them, accusing Thunberg in a tweet of being mentally unstable. He later said he wasn’t trying to insult her, just show that she was a pawn being used by adults to put an unassailable face on their lies that climate change is a human-caused emergency.
http://torontosun.com/news/national/...-threats-abuse
 
Danbones
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LOL, I am still waiting for the climate change tards to explain the two mile high glaciers and the 400 foot rise in sea level which happened before man likely even had fire FFS.

THEN they can explain Obummer and Gore's sea side mansions with the thirty year mortgages.
 
Jinentonix
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That's is what happens when you get caught admitting you're a lying c*nt.

And then this;
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McKenna said the fact that climate-change deniers have now verbally attacked Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish climate activist, proves just how low some will go to discredit their opponents.

Nah, it just further proves the left have no problem exploiting anyone they can to further their agenda. Even some poor kid with autism. And Bernier nailed it when he said they're using her because children are supposed to unassailable these days.
Funny how three days after Greta thundered onto the scene, her nobody mother suddenly had a book published.
 
Danbones
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That pretty much lays it out the way it is.

Democrats Want To Ban Cheeseburgers & More
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJxkg52gGG4
 
Cliffy
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Quote: Originally Posted by Jinentonix View Post

That's is what happens when you get caught admitting you're a lying c*nt.

And then this;

Nah, it just further proves the left have no problem exploiting anyone they can to further their agenda. Even some poor kid with autism. And Bernier nailed it when he said they're using her because children are supposed to unassailable these days.
Funny how three days after Greta thundered onto the scene, her nobody mother suddenly had a book published.


Funny how the right has no problem hanging on every word of anti climate change propaganda from Big Oil CEOs making millions off polluting the planet.
 
petros
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Scaring the shit out of children with climate boogieman stories is abuse.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

Funny how the right has no problem hanging on every word of anti climate change propaganda from Big Oil CEOs making millions off polluting the planet.

It's big oil who started this AGW bullshit and it's not f-cking funny.
 
Jinentonix
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Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

Funny how the right has no problem hanging on every word of anti climate change propaganda from Big Oil CEOs making millions off polluting the planet.

 
Hoid
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there is no better rallying point for white nattys than violence against woman

unless it violence against immigrants, or black people, or indians...
 
Jinentonix
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

there is no better rallying point for white nattys than violence against woman

Your pathetic, meek protestations and ridiculously immature comment would hold more water if you showed the same faux outrage over Michelle Rempel being targeted. But she's a Conservative so I guess she deserves it, right moron?
 
Ron in Regina
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I would love to see Michelle Rempel as the new PM of Canada.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ody6fBoyGCk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QlC-k8a4oo




 
Cliffy
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Ron in Regina
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Quote: Originally Posted by Danbones View Post

LOL, I am still waiting for the climate change tards to explain the two mile high glaciers and the 400 foot rise in sea level which happened before man likely even had fire FFS.

THEN they can explain Obummer and Gore's sea side mansions with the thirty year mortgages.

Are you asking about two mile high ice sheet melting which lead to the 400ft rise in sea level geologically recently (Man had fire then) in the late Pleistocene about 12,800 years ago? Or something else?

This might be an eye opener: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0Cp7DrvNLQ

(You might need a six pack to get through this though)
 
Ron in Regina
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I know the above is a 3hr long podcast but it's fascinating...but it's a lot...but Randall Carlson is so relatable. Here's a different link that might answer your question and it's less than an hour long. It's pretty trippy stuff. The thought process (unlike the AGW Religion) is changing with new evidence as science isn't settled:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPOlomFhehQ



Last edited by Ron in Regina; Sep 21st, 2019 at 06:19 PM..Reason: Missed one L in Randall....whoops
 
petros
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White natty climate denier.
 
Ron in Regina
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I don't deny that Climate exists, or that it changes, or that man hasn't had some influence on its change, & parts of me that rarely see the sun are very white, and I still don't know what a "natty" even is. On local levels we've really messed up climates like LA in the 70's (the air quality and such) and the whole Soviet era whoops that we use to call the Aral Sea. That's some crazy shit! But the air has cleared up in LA comparatively and the Aral Sea is slowly filling again. Ugly hiccups & life lessons that're being dealt with and life goes on.
 
Ron in Regina
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spaminator
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I think that natty is short for nationalist.
 
Ron in Regina
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That makes more sense. I don't think I've ever been called "fashionable" before.
 
Cliffy
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petros
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Kids have to take time out of childhood to parrot a political message masked as science is a disgusting form of child abuse.


Fixed it.
 
Twin_Moose
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Sacrificed at the alter of Climatology, it's a sin to believe otherwise
 
Cliffy
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Twin_Moose
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She should just take her toque off and fix it what's the big deal Cliffy?
 
Cliffy
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zoom!!!!
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

She should just take her toque off and fix it what's the big deal Cliffy?

That would require initiative and action. It's easy to point and get someone else to do it.
 
Twin_Moose
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Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

zoom!!!!

Playing with your toy planes Cliffy?
 
petros
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His little red scooter.
 
MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by Jinentonix View Post

Nah, it just further proves the left have no problem exploiting anyone they can to further their agenda. Even some poor kid with autism. And Bernier nailed it when he said they're using her because children are supposed to unassailable these days.
Funny how three days after Greta thundered onto the scene, her nobody mother suddenly had a book published.

She probably has an IQ of 160 and the Jews from the Netherlands have $1T to play with for just social programs that will set the standard for the globe.
They are 'using her' to show a Jewish girl of 16 is smarter that all the leaders of NATO aligned countries combined and she is not in debt to her bankers. Be cool to see what happens when she moves to Jerusalem to 'set up shop'.
You better pay real close attention why her hair is as long as it is as well her looking like she could 'wash'.
 
DaSleeper
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The JOOS again..
Da boi has got a one track mind!