Greenpeace Defiled a Pristine Archeological Treasure

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    A group of Greenpeace “activists” have permanently damaged a priceless archaeological treasure: the famous Nazca Lines in Peru.

    Despicable behaviour from these self-righteous fools. A stupid stunt!

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/14/w...eace-activists-for-damage-to-nazca-lines.html
     
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    Agree 100%. I can't imagine what these idiots were thinking of.
     
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    I don't think it's a question of what they were thinking, moreso than if.
     
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    Stupid stunt by a bunch a self-righteous morons...
     
  5. Happybunny macrumors 68000

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    Well if they wanted publicity?

    They got, just not how they expected it, a lesson be careful what you wish for.;)
     
  6. sim667 macrumors 65816

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    Eco activists not understanding the ironicism of their actions.....

    :rolleyes:
     
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    Can I assume this was a no tresspassing area? Did they know they were damaging the area? I'm not making excuses, just wondering if the intent was to vandalize?
     
  8. sim667 macrumors 65816

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    I don't think it was, I genuinely think they were naive to it...

    But thats the exact problem, lack of thought before actions.
     
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    Well they messed up unlike the Taliban who destroy archeological treasures on purpose...

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhas_of_Bamiyan
     
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    Nope. They didn't have a clue. Which is no excuse.

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    Agreed. Greenpeace is just like the Taliban.
     
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    Lol, you made a funny. Seriously, not really.
     
  12. sim667 macrumors 65816

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    There's a difference between symbolic/ideological destruction of historic site over simple naivety....
     
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    Exactly, but still, GP messed up...
     
  14. Happybunny macrumors 68000

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    Only in YOUR mind.:p
     
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    Not such a surprise, really. Greenpeace recruits a lot of starry-eyed kids by promising them a real live eco-warrior experience before they leverage their art history degree to get a job at Starbuck's and move back home with mom & dad.
     
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    They are just the same! For example: neither has the letter "z" in its name.

    And, neither understood the nature of the desecration they were committing. But give this to the Taliban: their mission isn't "exposing global environmental problems" while finding themselves to be perpetrators. That would be Greenpeace.
     
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    Walk like a duck, quack like a duck...right?;) There is no excuse for their BS stunt.:mad: Send 'em to GITMO.:p

    Next we'll be reading about how those same activist tried to "restore" the site to it's original state and having it end up like the Ecce Homo incident.:rolleyes:
     
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    :D:p:D:p:D:p

    That's so funny it's seems almost fake!
     
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    It wasn't Captain Paul Watson, they threw him out of Greenpeace because they thought his means were too disruptive.
     
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    hmmmmmm.......YOU don't have a "Z" in your name either! :eek:
     
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    I do, but it's silent.
     
  22. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    that's what they all say :p
     
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    saw this a few days ago.
    i shook my head and thanked the damage wasn't too bad.

    some of their stunts are interesting, even admirable. others...
    in the past i have donated to greenpeace, but they have become increasingly separated from my perspective, so i moved my coin to other organizations.

    both this act and the bamiyan events represent human stupidity, but there are varying degrees also in human stupidity.

    the taliban action was off-the-scale-infuriating-stupid. completely unredeemable idiocy. (consistent with their usual utter disregard for anything outside their obtuse wolrdview)
    this was more what-were-you-thinking-stupid, in part moderated by the facts that a) they didn't actually ruin the site proper, just moderately damaged the surrounding area (although it is ironic that they did damaged a very delicate ecosystem, even in absence of the 'lines', they should know better) and, b) they immediately apologized for their action
     
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    Pretty sure that what these people did, while wrong, had nothing to do with damaging the environment. They left footprints in the sand around a manmade treasure.
     
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    Are you taking potshots at the revered profession of Baristology?
     

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