1. numerobis says

    And can you imagine them — “look at our lazy-ass professor skipping class, we paid money for this class and we deserve a refund!”

  2. Nerd of Redhead, Dances OM Trolls says

    Reminds me a bit of the anti-‘Nam war protests back in my day. #clenched tentacle salute# (seems a live link has disappeared)

  3. xmp999 says

    There was a meme a while back:

    Politicians: Young people shouldn’t vote because the part of that brain that prioritizes long term goals over short term satisfaction isn’t developed yet.
    Young people: Then can you at least stop destroying the planet?
    Politicians: But I want my oil money now!!!!

  4. maeve57 says

    And it probably goes without saying that you’re professional enough not to let personal politics effect your opinion of this other students, the ones who didn’t attend.

  5. microraptor says

    And Republicans complain that kids these days only care about Fortnite and Facebook.

    (Actually, I think they complain that they only care about Everquest and Myspace)

  6. blf says

    Climate strikes: hoax photo accusing Australian protesters of leaving rubbish behind goes viral:

    The image was not taken after a climate strike and was not even taken in Australia

    A hoax photo that claims to show rubbish left behind by Australian climate strike protesters is circulating on Facebook, despite being revealed as fake months ago.

    Though it lacks any verification, and was debunked in April, the image and false caption have been shared 19,000 times in 12 hours, and thousands of times from copycats.

    On Friday, an estimated 300,000 Australians, and millions of people around the world, took part in protests against inaction on the climate emergency.

    Hours later, an Australian pro-coal page reposted the photo, which originated in April. It was captioned: Look at the mess today’s climate protesters left behind in beautiful Hyde Park.

    However, the photo is not from a climate strike, not from Friday and was not taken in Australia. It is from a marijuana-based festival called 420 held in London in April 2019.

    In Sydney, there was no climate strike held in Hyde Park on Friday. Nor was there in London, where the event was held outside the Houses of Parliament.


    According to the fact-checking site Snopes, the London marijuana event was held next to an Extinction Rebellion protest. The photo does show London’s Hyde Park but the rubbish was created by the 420 attendees, not climate protesters.


    Snopes says the confusion began due to ambiguous wording from a Facebook page THTC (The Hemp Trading Company) that was trying to shame 420 attendees to clean up.

    “This is #HydePark after #420,” it said. “Ashamed is not the word. With #extinctionrebellion not yards away, so many of you couldn’t be bothered to clean up after yourselves…#cannabiscommunity you can do better — you need to do better.

    After the misinformation began to spread, the THTC page clarified later, posting: “IMPORTANT EDIT: a lot of people are misreading this post. This was the aftermath of Hyde Park 420 — and was *cleaned up* by Extinction Rebellion crew.”