It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

DiCaprio: Climate Deniers 'Should Not Be Allowed to Hold Public Office'

page: 3
16
<< 1  2    4 >>

log in

join
share:

posted on Oct, 4 2016 @ 05:04 PM
link   
Yeah well people who put katsup on hot dogs should not be able to hold office!


Makes as much sense.
Leo has to stay relevant he hasnt made a good movie in a long time........unless you like bear rape porn.




posted on Oct, 4 2016 @ 05:10 PM
link   

originally posted by: Subaeruginosa
a reply to: TheBulk

Leonardo DiCaprio earned his status and as a fellow human being is entitled to his opinion..... whats the issue here?


The issue is that Leonardo DiCaprio is an actor and has no particular expertise in Climate Change beyond your next door neighbor. His education consists of a GED since he dropped out of high school, so he has absolutely zero academic training and certainly none in science. Further, his reliance on private jets contributes more to the carbon footprint in one flight than you or I do in a year. In other words, he's a hypocrite for preaching climate change while contributing more to the issue than nearly anyone else. His "fame" has bought him access to the POTUS, which is yet another issue.

THAT'S what the issue is here.

In other words: People who are high school dropouts shouldn't be lecturing the rest of the population on Climate Change or any other topic.
edit on 10/4/2016 by schuyler because: (no reason given)

edit on 10/4/2016 by schuyler because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 4 2016 @ 05:18 PM
link   

originally posted by: kaylaluv
You of course know that the President can't make or do away with laws - it takes a whole Congress to do that.


Executive Order 13693 would indicate that Obama does not know that. While I'm not trying to place his staggering ignorance onto Leonardo DiCaprio's shoulders, it certainly plays a role in my bristling over this "audience" the two of them held.



posted on Oct, 4 2016 @ 05:19 PM
link   
a reply to: schuyler

He can't interview scientists?

People who were reality TV stars and have no experience in government shouldn't be running America, yet...here we are.



posted on Oct, 4 2016 @ 05:30 PM
link   
a reply to: burdman30ott6

There are no new laws in that order. And no, DiCaprio had nothing to do with that order being written.



posted on Oct, 4 2016 @ 05:34 PM
link   

originally posted by: Urantia1111
a reply to: TheBulk

STFU Gilbert Grape...

What do you know about anything?

Tired of actors telling me how to feel and what to think.


Does that apply to Donald Trump as well? He is a member of the Actors union. SAG AFTRA....

www.hollywoodreporter.com...



posted on Oct, 4 2016 @ 06:08 PM
link   

edit on 4-10-2016 by ezramullins because: j



posted on Oct, 4 2016 @ 06:10 PM
link   
a reply to: schuyler

Whats any of that got to do with the born right Leonardo has to use his hard earned celebrity status, to say whatever it is he wants to say?



posted on Oct, 4 2016 @ 06:11 PM
link   
a reply to: stinkelbaum

you sound like the church in the medieval period. Believe in the book or thou is excommunicated.

This is a modern day attempt at excommunication.



posted on Oct, 4 2016 @ 06:13 PM
link   
a reply to: Swills




Trump says the entire Climate Change "issue" was started by the Chinese as a conspiracy


Maybe they did.

Maybe Gore is a manchurian cadidate that created 'climate change', and 'tax credits'. Only to be selling his tv network to an opec country.

Then raking in millions from his Apple shares that makes their stuff in China employing their people. and putting our people out of work.

Now imagine that across EVERY sector of business across the country.

No work.

No cash.

All for a manufactured issue.

That's only managed to do is OUTSOURCE pollution to the rest of the world.



posted on Oct, 4 2016 @ 06:22 PM
link   
a reply to: ketsuko




Nest thing you know, the elites will simply tell us that they are suspending the elections because the little people just plain pick wrong.


No...you will always have elections - to give you the illusion of choice



posted on Oct, 4 2016 @ 06:26 PM
link   

originally posted by: Subaeruginosa
a reply to: schuyler

Whats any of that got to do with the born right Leonardo has to use his hard earned celebrity status, to say whatever it is he wants to say?




He didnt build that celebrity status!



posted on Oct, 4 2016 @ 06:26 PM
link   

originally posted by: burdman30ott6
a reply to: TheBulk

burdman30ott6: Actors should not be allowed to use their celebrity status and large political donations as a conduit to a standing President's ears.


Want to know the thing that ACTORS, and politicans ALL have in common ?

They ALL make a living getting paid for making people think they are something they are not.

In this case they even have the same script writers.



posted on Oct, 4 2016 @ 06:28 PM
link   
a reply to: Subaeruginosa




Don't I see what's wrong with free speech? No, I don't.


How is it free speech when these "talking heads" that are idolized get away with statements as to the eligibility of who runs for elections?. This is pure propaganda. If there wasn't an agenda they would have used any old talker to try and sell it.



posted on Oct, 4 2016 @ 06:29 PM
link   

originally posted by: burdman30ott6
a reply to: stinkelbaum

"Science" which recoils from testing and challenges and requires political protection from skepticism isn't "science" at all, it's a farce.


Not a farce. it becomes a religion.

Complete with a certain group of people trying to proselytize the masses into converting.

The only things missing so far is the inquisitions, and 'witch' trials.



posted on Oct, 4 2016 @ 06:57 PM
link   

originally posted by: kaylaluv
a reply to: schuyler

He can't interview scientists?

People who were reality TV stars and have no experience in government shouldn't be running America, yet...here we are.


Excuse me, because Leonard DiCaprio is capable of "interviewing," i.e.: Talking to, scientists, that means he can forevermore speak as an expert? How does that work, exactly? Is that like listening to Al Gore then proselytizing Climate Change because you heard the Great Man give a flawed lecture full of misleading information?

On your second point, which I did not mention at all, I would almost agree, except for the fact that those "with experience" in government haven't been doing such a hot job and (2) Trump has a bit more experience than just being a reality TV star.



posted on Oct, 4 2016 @ 07:00 PM
link   

originally posted by: Swills
a reply to: TheBulk

Trump says the entire Climate Change "issue" was started by the Chinese as a conspiracy. That amount of stupid tells me he's disqualified, among the many, many, other YUGE reasons he's a terrible candidate.


"Yuge?"



posted on Oct, 4 2016 @ 07:13 PM
link   

originally posted by: Subaeruginosa
a reply to: schuyler

Whats any of that got to do with the born right Leonardo has to use his hard earned celebrity status, to say whatever it is he wants to say?


I thought I just covered this. I'm not questioning his "right" to open his mouth. I'm questioning why anyone should pay attention to him at all, given his complete lack of expertise on the subject. If he wasn't a celebrity, no one would pay attention to him. Having "hard-earned celebrity status" (choke) does not grant you expertise in something you know nothing about.

I'm also addressing his hypocrisy of telling other people what THEY can or cannot do because they have a different point of view, when he runs around in jet airplanes contributing to the carbon footprint more than most anyone else on the planet. It seems to me to be despicable behavior.

If you say he has the right to say that people not on the climate change bandwagon shouldn't be allowed in public office, then I say people like him shouldn't speak out on subjects about which they are ignorant. I'm saying he and his fellow actors ought to be ignored.



posted on Oct, 4 2016 @ 07:25 PM
link   

originally posted by: schuyler


Excuse me, because Leonard DiCaprio is capable of "interviewing," i.e.: Talking to, scientists, that means he can forevermore speak as an expert? How does that work, exactly? Is that like listening to Al Gore then proselytizing Climate Change because you heard the Great Man give a flawed lecture full of misleading information?


I believe he made a film where he went to different parts of the world, spoke to different experts and used that information to form a conclusion. He doesn't claim to be an expert. He claims to be passionate about the subject, and he claims that we should listen to the experts.


Trump has a bit more experience than just being a reality TV star.


Oh yeah, he also owns the Miss Universe pageant and he was in WrestleMania.



posted on Oct, 4 2016 @ 07:50 PM
link   
a reply to: TheBulk

He has the right to express his opinion, even if his opinion happens to run counter to the foundations the country was built upon. We don't exclude people from political participation over differences of opinion or policy. He has a right to free speech under the first amendment regarding climate change, but guess what? So do those 'deniers', whether on this issue or any other.

Sadly, I'm not sure how much longer at all that's going to continue to remain true in this country.



new topics

top topics



 
16
<< 1  2    4 >>

log in

join