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Gingersnap
12-21-2009, 01:56 PM
Edina woman shaves head in protest at climate gathering

By PAUL WALSH, Star Tribune

Last update: December 18, 2009 - 10:48 PM
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An Edina woman in Copenhagen for the U.N. climate conference as part of a youth group joined 30 others in shaving their heads outside the conference center on Friday, the last scheduled day of the gathering.

Valida Prentice, 24, who traveled to Copenhagen two weeks ago as an accredited observer, and the others each held a sign outside the conference center that explained why they made this symbolic gesture.

"Shaving my head can symbolize a lot," Prentice said in a prepared statement, "the ugly negotiating process, the bad decisions made by negotiators, or the catastrophic changes that unabated climate change could bring about. But for me, my shaved head symbolizes a promise of new growth in the international climate movement to secure a fair and binding international agreement on climate change."

Let's get this straight: shaving your head, going naked, or painting yourself to look like a tiger doesn't "symbolize" jack. Nobody cares about your symbolic activities because we don't share your symbolic worldview.

Either learn how to articulate your ideas in a way that communicates your position or stay home just alarm your dog with the nakedness/shaving/painting thing. :rolleyes:

Star Trib (http://www.startribune.com/local/west/79661242.html?elr=KArksLckD8EQDUoaEyqyP4O:DW3ckUiD 3aPc:_Yyc:aULPQL7PQLanchO7DiUsr)

megimoo
12-21-2009, 02:17 PM
Let's get this straight: shaving your head, going naked, or painting yourself to look like a tiger don't "symbolize" jack. Nobody cares about your symbolic activities because we don't share your symbolic worldview.

Either learn how to articulate your ideas in a way that communicates your position or stay home just alarm your dog with the nakedness/shaving/painting thing. :rolleyes:

Star Trib (http://www.startribune.com/local/west/79661242.html?elr=KArksLckD8EQDUoaEyqyP4O:DW3ckUiD 3aPc:_Yyc:aULPQL7PQLanchO7DiUsr)Next they will be having 'symbolic sex' in the streets and freeze their ample butts to protest Global Warming and the lack of sufficent penance lucre !

Act 5, scene 5 of William Shakespeare's Macbeth:

"Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
To the last syllable of recorded time,
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing."

coach
12-21-2009, 02:21 PM
an accredited observer

I dont even want to guess at what this means but I'm sure it cost her money.

Gingersnap
12-21-2009, 02:55 PM
I dont even want to guess at what this means but I'm sure it cost her money.

I think it's like getting a backstage pass to a live porn production. Look but don't touch and all that. :D

marv
12-21-2009, 05:18 PM
Eric Hoffer calls these, "True Believers". Their conviction is in what they want to believe; they cannot be argued with because their faith transcends fact. It is their religion.