Global Warming Protester Reduces His Carbon Footprint

As Al Gore gets fatter ….

At Canadian embassy, global warming protester nears starvation
By IAN DUNCAN — Tribune Washington Bureau

On a patch of pavement outside the Canadian Embassy, Jay McGinley is trying to starve himself to death.

After drinking nothing but water for more than 30 days, he appears close to achieving his goal. When he stands up, his dark blue sweater hangs from a wasted frame.

On the 21st day of his hunger strike, May 15, McGinley was hospitalized briefly when his kidneys almost failed. He returned to his post the next day. Wednesday would be his 36th day without food.

He demands that the United States stop using fossil fuels, particularly those harvested from tar sands deposits in Canada. He is confident that if 1,000 people were to die for his cause, the government would act.

“I need to get us from 1,000 to 999 as fast as possible,” he said. “I need to blaze that trail.”

At Canadian embassy, global warming protester nears starvation | McClatchy Tribune News Service | The Bellingham Herald

h/t to Marc Morano

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32 Responses to Global Warming Protester Reduces His Carbon Footprint

  1. tckev says:

    “I need to get us from 1,000 to 999 as fast as possible,” he said. “I need to blaze that trail.”
    To start the trail blazing I can supply some gasoline…

  2. Darwin Awards springs to mind…

  3. Rob says:

    Somebody with a doomsday mental illness wants to commit suicide. Why is this man not sectioned already?

  4. ralphcramdo says:

    “I need to get us from 1,000 to 999 as fast as possible,” he said. “I need to blaze that trail.”

    What he needs is to be Baker Acted, if that’s done in Canada.

  5. Pops says:

    He needs to eat some fruitcake… no, wait….

  6. Andy DC says:

    If McGinley has one life to give, he will give it to keep most of Canada brutally cold and uninhabitable. A very worthy sacrifice!

  7. leftinbrooklyn says:

    And some would still deny that CAGW has become more religion than science…a new martyrdom is born, though most likely to die with him….sorry, bud, but good riddance…

  8. SOYLENT GREEN says:

    I’m rootin’ for ya Jay. Follow that dream.

  9. On a more serious note, the article does not mention if he has had a proper psychological assessment. He may be suffering from a mental illness. Does he experience paranoia, delusions, hallucinations? Unfortunately, if he doesn’t suffer from any the recognised symptoms of a psychiatric disorder there is probably not much than can be done for him.

    • He may be suffering from a mental illness.

      I’m glad he’s dying for what he believes in. More people should be doing that: it would make Belief a far more rare and precious thing.

    • Sundance says:

      Will – I think he is quite sane. He talks about insanity at the 2:15 mark and he speaks of Jim Hanen “smoking something or lying” at 6:15.

  10. Richard Todd says:

    I’m a proud Canadian oil worker and I enjoy cheeseburgers, mmmm burgers.

  11. Jimbo says:

    Jokes aside, Warmist scientists are causing a lot of harm. They have reduced some individuals to quivering wrecks. They should be ashamed of themselves for spreading such brazen misinformation and lies about what to expect from a trace rise of the trace gas co2.

    • geologyjim says:

      Even worse, these eco-nuts have infiltrated the K12 education system and indoctrinated more than two generations of young-uns into eco-servitude. Ya know, humans are wasteful, over-consumptive, evil, BAAAAAAAD, and must be constrained and punished for their transgressions against GAIA, Mother Earth.

      “Ride your bike to pretend you are a superior person, drive a micro-can car (plug-in, even if that means coal-fired), banish plastic bags, compost your own poop, grow greens in a Michelle Garden (TM), abort offspring that might grow to become evil consumers, add bumper stickers to your Prius, become an annoying, ashen-faced vegan”

      We need to rescue our kids and assure them that it’s WONDERFUL TO TURN ENERGY INTO PRODUCTS AND COMFORT. That’s what human beings do best

      Hunter-gatherers got replaced for a very logical reason – they were monstrously inefficient.

      Read Matt Ridley’s “The Rational Optimist”

  12. Marian says:

    “Will Nitschke says:
    May 30, 2012 at 10:58 pm
    On a more serious note, the article does not mention if he has had a proper psychological assessment. He may be suffering from a mental illness. Does he experience paranoia, delusions, hallucinations? ”

    He’s probably another sufferer of the delusion ‘Chicken Little Syndrome’. It makes the afflicted hullicinate that the sky in falling all around them and they’re going to be smothered by it. If they don’t sacrifice themselves in some way to save Gaia.

  13. Billy Liar says:

    He’s done it before, in 2005, on the subject of Darfur. Obviously, he’s cr*p at it – he didn’t die last time and probably won’t this time. Some people will do anything for attention. Look at Joe Romm …

  14. Mental Illness… Preposterous! The minute someone disagrees with you, y’all think they went off the deep end! :-)

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-0-5E_E-6PdU/TmJ6tWs2uQI/AAAAAAAAYzE/EfOYmLwxCaA/s1600/Aug%2B54%2BStart%2BLoving%2BJay%2BMcGinley.JPG

    • Mental illness has to meet a particular technical criteria as defined by the DSM-4. You might call someone mentally ill if you, say, don’t like their political views. However, irrespective of that, they actually do have also exhibit specific symptoms for it to be a medical condition.

      • Mental illness has to meet a particular technical criteria as defined by the DSM-4.

        No, it doesn’t. The DSM-IV is a political tract by a bunch of rent-seekers. -V will be even worse.

    • DirkH says:

      Looks more like StartPuking.

  15. lorne50 says:

    Richard Im a driller here in Red deer alta and all i can say is keep turning to the right the way to TD :-\

  16. NoMoreGore says:

    If only all the Eco-nuts were so devoted. 60 days, and it would be a whole new world. The whole warming scare would be over. If they’re afraid to starve to death, they should self snip so they can’t reproduce.

    winning the war…. one snip at a time.

  17. Andyj says:

    So, when Canada gets cold he leaves the heating off? When the darkness comes he uses no light. When he needed to eat, he walked to the farm? When he lived in a building it was made using cow shit, mud and straw?

    That man is mentally ill. The Earth had sequestered so much carbon it made us to bring back the balance.

  18. scizzorbill says:

    Rumor has it that Al Gore promised him 72 Green horny damsels when he arrives in the big green utopia in the sky.

  19. Almost a contender for the Darwin Awards.

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