Greta Thunberg named Time Magazine's Person of the Year

  

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Via:  buzz-of-the-orient  •  7 months ago  •  94 comments

By:   Jerusalem Post Staff

Greta Thunberg named Time Magazine's Person of the Year

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Greta Thunberg named Time Magazine's Person of the Year

“We can’t just continue living as if there was no tomorrow, because there is a tomorrow,” Thunberg told Time Magazine. “That is all we are saying.”


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Time cover features Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg named the magazine's Person of the Year for 2019

(photo credit: REUTERS)



Time magazine has named Greta Thunberg their Person of the Year. 

Over the last 16 months Thunberg has made waves with her climate activism, meeting with the Pope, locking horns with President Donald Trump, addressing heads of state at the UN, and inspiring 4 million people to join the global climate strike on September 20, 2019 - the largest climate demonstration to date. 



“We can’t just continue living as if there was no tomorrow, because there is a tomorrow,” Thunberg told Time Magazine. “That is all we are saying.”




— TIME (@TIME)   December 11, 2019


Thunberg began her mission in August 2018, when she skipped school and camped out in front of the Swedish Parliament, holding a sign that read Skolstrejk för klimatet: “School Strike for Climate.”

She has caught the eye of the world's most powerful leaders. Trump shared her speech from the UN summit, where she accused the leaders of climate negligence, by claiming "She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future."

Thunberg's way of dealing with such critique is by changing her Twitter profile to exactly what she has been called, so she changed it to read "A very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future."



On Tuesday, Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro   called her   a "brat" (using the Portuguese word "pirralha") after she criticized mounting violence against indigenous people in which two Amazon tribesmen were shot dead four days ago.

The teen activist once again retorted by changing the biographical description on her Twitter account to "Pirralha."

Thunberg's effect had   reached Israel , when Israelis who are concerned about a warming climate are placing pictures of Thunberg in their kitchen areas in workplaces across Tel Aviv, next to disposable forks, knives and plates, to shame their colleagues for using plastic ware.

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Buzz of the Orient
1  seeder  Buzz of the Orient    7 months ago

This kid really has "chutzpah" ( NERVE GALL).

 
 
 
MUVA
1.1  MUVA  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1    7 months ago

How dare you.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
1.1.1  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  MUVA @1.1    7 months ago

I wasn't being critical, MUVA, I wouldn't dare.  I was actually paying her a compliment.

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Jeremy Retired in NC
2  Jeremy Retired in NC    7 months ago

Far better than 3 of the other 4 choices:

Pelosi - What a joke.

Trump - While it would have been fun to watch lefist / liberal / Democrat heads explode, he's only doing his job. 

"The Whistleblower" - What a joke.

Hong Kong Protestors - Good selection. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
2.1  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @2    7 months ago
"Hong Kong Protestors - Good selection."

In YOUR eyes, maybe, but they're going nowhere - down the road they will have no choice but to be part of the mainland Beijing government, no matter how hard they try and America tries to provoke them.  The recent vote was a mere Pyrrhic victory - they won a battle but they'll lose the war. I actually feel sorry for them, because where I am, the people are quite happy. 

TIME chooses a person who makes the most news during the year, and IMO, if you look at NT as a microcosm of the world, certainly of America, who possibly is the most popular subject, whether positive or negative, but Trump?  However, TIME is left wing so there's no way they would have chosen him even if he proved to be the second coming of Jesus, because it would have been a boost for him to be re-elected.

 
 
 
pat wilson
2.1.1  pat wilson  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2.1    7 months ago

Trump was Time's person-of-the year in 2016.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
2.1.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  pat wilson @2.1.1    7 months ago

So?

 
 
 
Freefaller
2.1.3  Freefaller  replied to  pat wilson @2.1.1    7 months ago

Lol, that must mean the 2nd coming of Jesus has happened.  I know one person around here who is going to be sorry he missed it.

 
 
 
Split Personality
2.1.4  Split Personality  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @2.1.2    7 months ago

So, Trump's had his moment and should desist from twitter attacks against the current winner.

It makes him look petty and pouty.

Sad when the 16 year old appears to be the adult and the POTUS looks like the adolescent.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
2.1.5  sandy-2021492  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @2.1.2    7 months ago

Buzz said there's no way they'd have chosen him, but they did.

 
 
 
Jack_TX
2.1.6  Jack_TX  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @2.1.2    7 months ago
So?

So they don't always make good decisions.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
2.1.7  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  sandy-2021492 @2.1.5    7 months ago

They chose him when he was first elected.  I meant they never would have chosen him NOW for the reason I stated.

 
 
 
pat wilson
2.1.8  pat wilson  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @2.1.2    7 months ago

I was responding to Buzz's comment right above mine. Maybe you missed that.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
2.1.9  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2.1    7 months ago
However, TIME is left wing so there's no way they would have chosen him even if he proved to be the second coming of Jesus, because it would have been a boost for him to be re-elected.

The Democrats themselves are pushing for Trump's re-election.  

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
2.1.10  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @2.1.9    7 months ago

Do you mean by causing a backlash from creating and pushing a useless impeachment process?  I posted that opinion back when they started it.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
2.1.11  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2.1.10    7 months ago

Yes and they continue it.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
2.1.12  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  sandy-2021492 @2.1.5    7 months ago

I wonder how many thought that Hitler would be chosen (1938).

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
2.1.13  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Jack_TX @2.1.6    7 months ago

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Krishna
2.2  Krishna  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @2    7 months ago

There's a common misperception that the criteria for selecting the Time Person of the Year is the person the editors feel made the biggest positive contribution to the world. And that therefore its supposed to be a great honor. 

But those who believe that are uninformed...(why do I keep thinking of so many NT users when I see the word "uninformed"? jrSmiley_26_smiley_image.gif )

What its based on is the editor's choice for the person (or group of people or idea) who they feel who has done the most to influence the events or the year... (whether that influence was positive or negative)

 
 
 
Krishna
2.2.1  Krishna  replied to  Krishna @2.2    7 months ago
influence was positive or negative)

See, for example, the Person of the Year that Time chose in 1938-- or '39, '42...even 1979)

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
2.2.2  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Krishna @2.2    7 months ago
"...they feel who has done the most to influence the events of the year..."

Do you think that Greta has done that?  Who would you say has?

 
 
 
Krishna
2.2.3  Krishna  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2.2.2    7 months ago
Do you think that Greta has done that?  Who would you say has?

That's a tough question-- there are several people who've done a lot to influence events....I couldn't one person who's done the most.

Trump..Putin..Xi?

As always, the things people like Zuckerberg, Bezos (heck, probably even Jack Ma) Tim Cook, Mark Benioff and many other techies have done are really changing things. Too many tech entrepreneurs to mention....

Btw, I've noticed that fairly recently the whole issue of the environment has recently become much more prominent. Although if that's true, I don't know if just one person should get or the credit (or blame!)

 
 
 
Jack_TX
2.2.4  Jack_TX  replied to  Krishna @2.2    7 months ago
What its based on is the editor's choice for the person (or group of people or idea) who they feel who has done the most to influence the events or the year... (whether that influence was positive or negative)

That would make her an appallingly terrible choice.

She hasn't influenced anything.  She's famous for saying "how dare you" to a group of old, not all that powerful people who have almost no ability to do anything she might have wanted anyway.

She is infinitely less influential on the events of the year than Jerome Powell, Robert Mueller, or even Megan Rapinoe. 

She's less influential than the person who developed the Cameron Diaz/White Cat memes.

No...the selection is based on the editorial staff's choice for "who can drive our readership the best".  Greta gives them a shot at attracting Millennial readers. 

 
 
 
Krishna
2.2.5  Krishna  replied to  Jack_TX @2.2.4    7 months ago
She hasn't influenced anything.

That's what I thought at first.

But maybe she has.

Sometimes a group of people can relate to a person who takes a strong for an issue that they might be sympathetic to but haven't yet taken much action on.

Now I don't know is she's the cause-- or a result-- but quite recently there's been a surprising upsurge in support for environmental issues amongst Millennials. (I haven't noticed that big of a recent trend towards that in any other group)>. 

I was quite surprised at this, but recently I'm seeing that for a lot of Millennials their main issue is-- climate change and the environment. (I would've thought they'd support that-- but it would be down on their list of priorities). 

 
 
 
Tessylo
2.2.6  Tessylo  replied to  Krishna @2.2.5    7 months ago

Below on this seed they're belittling and shitting all over this strong young lady 

Bunch of fucking bullies 

It's deplorable 

 
 
 
Jack_TX
2.2.7  Jack_TX  replied to  Krishna @2.2.5    7 months ago
I was quite surprised at this, but recently I'm seeing that for a lot of Millennials their main issue is-- climate change and the environment. (I would've thought they'd support that-- but it would be down on their list of priorities). 

That predates this girl.

 
 
 
Krishna
2.3  Krishna  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @2    7 months ago
Hong Kong Protestors - Good selection. 

Regardless of whether or not you agree with their goals and/or their tactics, they are not having a major impact around the world. A big impact on China-- perhaps a little in nearby countries. Some impact on foreign businesses who inver st in the area or who have offices there (Hong Kong is a major world financial center).

But those protestors aren't having that much impact on the rest of the world.

 
 
 
Tacos!
3  Tacos!    7 months ago

This picture is a meme template just waiting to happen.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
3.1  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Tacos! @3    7 months ago

???  What picture?

 
 
 
Tacos!
3.1.1  Tacos!  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @3.1    7 months ago

The cover

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
3.1.2  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Tacos! @3.1.1    7 months ago

Oh, okay.

 
 
 
loki12
4  loki12    7 months ago

I can’t think of a better representative for the leftest Times person of the year.

You have a petulant child whining incessantly about something she doesn’t understand and completely out of their control.

 
 
 
Krishna
4.1  Krishna  replied to  loki12 @4    7 months ago
whining incessantly about something she doesn’t understand

Whereas you, in your infinite wisdom, have a very profound and in depth understanding about all aspects of climate change?

(Perhaps people here aren't giving you the respect and admiration you so richly deserve???)

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
4.1.1  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Krishna @4.1    7 months ago

Oh, come on, Krishna. That was just plain mean.

 
 
 
Larry Hampton
4.1.2  Larry Hampton  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @4.1.1    7 months ago

That was merely a little sarcastic. Mean would have been if he said that the comment was a huge load of ignoramus bullshit.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
4.1.3  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Larry Hampton @4.1.2    7 months ago

Oiay, I guess I was being a little harsh. However, it didn't compare to the extent that others post here.

 
 
 
Krishna
4.1.4  Krishna  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @4.1.3    7 months ago
However, it didn't compare to the extent that others post here.

Give it time... this is a very recent seed!

 
 
 
katrix
4.2  katrix  replied to  loki12 @4    7 months ago
You have a petulant child whining incessantly about something she doesn’t understand and completely out of their control

I love how accurately you describe your orange god.

 
 
 
loki12
4.2.1  loki12  replied to  katrix @4.2    7 months ago

Another person who can’t make a comment that doesn’t include trump. Trumps not my god, but if he was, he would be better than your god Stalin. Or what ever murderous pervert you are idolizing today. 

 
 
 
katrix
4.2.2  katrix  replied to  loki12 @4.2.1    7 months ago
Or what ever murderous pervert you are idolizing today. 

Aww, did someone pee in your Wheaties?

 
 
 
loki12
4.2.3  loki12  replied to  katrix @4.2.2    7 months ago

No, tho Wheaties are the breakfast of champions, what do losers eat? Has anybody asked Hillary? 

 
 
 
Krishna
4.2.4  Krishna  replied to  loki12 @4.2.1    7 months ago
he would be better than your god Stalin.

Where did you learn your mind-reading skills?

(Because your getting false information-- you should ask for your money back!)

 
 
 
Tessylo
4.3  Tessylo  replied to  loki12 @4    7 months ago

'You have a petulant child whining incessantly about something she doesn’t understand and completely out of their control.'

Sounds like you're talking about the 'president' and his 'presidency'

 
 
 
It Is ME
4.3.1  It Is ME  replied to  Tessylo @4.3    7 months ago
Sounds like you're talking about the 'president' and his 'presidency'

What ?

I understood the comment was about Thunberg.

Are you on a different channel ?

 
 
 
It Is ME
5  It Is ME    7 months ago

Is she back in School …. yet ?

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
6  Just Jim NC TttH    7 months ago

384

 
 
 
Sunshine
6.1  Sunshine  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @6    7 months ago

liberal logic

 
 
 
Colour Me Free
6.2  Colour Me Free  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @6    7 months ago

Sad isn't it, the one thing that can arrest the 'carbon footprint' that causes 'climate change' .. is the one thing that is assaulted the most - we have 'preserved' our forests to death (literally) our forests are dieing, and can not do their jobs saving the planet...

Putting Soapbox back in her stall!

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
6.2.1  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Colour Me Free @6.2    7 months ago

The only country in the world where the number of trees is increasing instead of decreasing is Israel. (Of course Hamas is doing its best to change that with their incendiary balloons and kites.)  As a memorial to my late father, I paid to plant a 1,000 tree forest in Israel.  The trees should be about 40 years old now.

 
 
 
XDm9mm
6.2.2  XDm9mm  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @6.2.1    7 months ago
The only country in the world where the number of trees is increasing instead of decreasing is Israel.

First, I'll submit that's pretty hard to prove, BUT having said that, Israel is a pretty small place so it's easy to count them all I guess!!

Now, while this is slightly dated, Israel isn't the only place reforestation is happening:

In the United States, which contains 8 percent of the world's forests, there are more trees than there were 100 years ago. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), "Forest growth nationally has exceeded harvest since the 1940s. By 1997, forest growth exceeded harvest by 42 percent and the volume of forest growth was 380 percent greater than it had been in 1920." The greatest gains have been seen on the East Coast (with average volumes of wood per acre almost doubling since the '50s) which was the area most heavily logged by European settlers beginning in the 1600s, soon after their arrival.

Read more here.

Source:  https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/stories/more-trees-than-there-were-100-years-ago-its-true

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
6.2.3  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  XDm9mm @6.2.2    7 months ago

Replacing what was logged.  If replacing what was cut down (or burned) counts, then I stand corrected.

 
 
 
Larry Hampton
6.2.4  Larry Hampton  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @6.2.1    7 months ago

That is awesome Buzz; good on you!

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
6.3  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @6    7 months ago

My first laugh of the morning!  Thanks.

 
 
 
Tessylo
6.4  Tessylo  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @6    7 months ago

How stupid.  So you're blaming Greta for something that she has nothing to do with?

 
 
 
KDMichigan
7  KDMichigan    7 months ago

Who didn't see this coming? 

I wonder if her trainers and script writers feel left out for not being acknowledged?

 
 
 
loki12
7.1  loki12  replied to  KDMichigan @7    7 months ago

Sad and pathetic that her parents are using a mentally handicapped child to push an agenda, it child abuse.

 
 
 
KDMichigan
7.1.1  KDMichigan  replied to  loki12 @7.1    7 months ago

Her moms climate book came out the same time as her daughters protest started, I bet they never dreamed that prostituting their handicapped child would be so successful. 

 
 
 
loki12
7.1.2  loki12  replied to  KDMichigan @7.1.1    7 months ago

This shows exactly how fucked up the media is. 

 
 
 
Larry Hampton
7.1.3  Larry Hampton  replied to  KDMichigan @7.1.1    7 months ago

Pathetic. If calling a child mentally handicapped is what makes someone a big person, then I’d say they probably weren’t all that big to begin with. Fox News apologized for allowing someone to refer to Greta thusly; commenters here should consider doing the same. 

 
 
 
MUVA
7.1.4  MUVA  replied to  Larry Hampton @7.1.3    7 months ago

They didn't say the child has a mental handicap you did.I have a son with aspergers he is handicapped  but hardly mentally handicapped his IQ is over 130.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
7.1.6  sandy-2021492  replied to  Larry Hampton @7.1.3    7 months ago

I seem to recall some outrage over Barron Trump's name being mentioned, even though the comment contained nothing derogatory about Barron himself.  It seems the rules regarding how we expect children to be treated are very partisan.

 
 
 
Tessylo
7.1.7  Tessylo  replied to  MUVA @7.1.4    7 months ago
'They didn't say the child has a mental handicap you did.'


No, Larry did not.  

Loki said this:

'Sad and pathetic that her parents are using a mentally handicapped child to push an agenda, it child abuse.'

Which is just one of the deplorable remarks made about Greta.  

 
 
 
Tessylo
7.1.8  Tessylo  replied to  Larry Hampton @7.1.5    7 months ago
https://thenewstalkers.com/community/discussion/48909/greta-thunberg-named-time-magazines-person-of-the-year#cm1217303 

https://thenewstalkers.com/community/discussion/48909/greta-thunberg-named-time-magazines-person-of-the-year#cm1217317

'Those are the two comments right above ours that say EXACTLY that. Do you even read the articles or posts you comment on?'

Apparently not.  

 
 
 
Tessylo
7.1.9  Tessylo  replied to  sandy-2021492 @7.1.6    7 months ago
'I seem to recall some outrage over Barron Trump's name being mentioned, even though the comment contained nothing derogatory about Barron himself.  It seems the rules regarding how we expect children to be treated are very partisan.'

Truly and not a word from the 'First Lady' while her husband does the same shit.  

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
7.1.10  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Tessylo @7.1.9    7 months ago

The seed is about Time Magazine, Greta and the environment. It has nothing to do with Trump or his family.  Don't tempt me to flag your comments as "Off Topic".

 
 
 
Tessylo
7.1.11  Tessylo  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @7.1.10    7 months ago

Excuse me, why are you addressing this to me?

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
7.1.12  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Tessylo @7.1.11    7 months ago

Because you're SUCH a good friend, I don't want you to get into trouble.

 
 
 
Tessylo
7.1.13  Tessylo  replied to  loki12 @7.1    7 months ago

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KDMichigan
7.1.14  KDMichigan  replied to  Larry Hampton @7.1.3    7 months ago
Pathetic.

Your comment? yes it is.

If calling a child mentally handicapped

I did? seems like you are just making shit up again.

what makes someone a big person,

If making shit up makes you feel like your are making a point that says volumes about you don't you think?

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
7.1.15  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  sandy-2021492 @7.1.6    7 months ago
I seem to recall some outrage over Barron Trump's name being mentioned, even though the comment contained nothing derogatory about Barron himself. 

It's like this. She has injected herself into the adult world. Along with that injection comes the mere fact that she is subject to adult scrutiny. Barron hasn't even posted his school grades let alone go out in public and spewing anything influenced by an adult. She knows what she is told to know (probably by her alarmist mother/author) and that is the extent. She needs to go back to school and not worry about that which she cannot control.

 
 
 
Tessylo
7.1.17  Tessylo  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @7.1.15    7 months ago

No, it's not 'like this'

 
 
 
KDMichigan
7.1.18  KDMichigan  replied to  Larry Hampton @7.1.3    7 months ago
their handicapped child

Reading is fundamental when commenting to other peoples posts so you don't look foolish.

For your reading pleasure so the next time you want to demonstrate how your feelings were hurt by a statement that wasn't made you can have a better understanding.

https://www.myhandicap.com/en/information-disability-chonical-illness/health-and-aids/physical-impairment/autism/asperger-invisible/

 
 
 
lady in black
7.1.19  lady in black  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @7.1.15    7 months ago

Wrong, she is a child, doesn't matter that she is in the spotlight, what happened to malaria's bebest campaign, guess her asswipe husband didn't pay attention.

Keep excusing his bad behavior.  Guess it's okay to bully a 16 yr old

 
 
 
r.t..b...
7.1.20  r.t..b...  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @7.1.15    7 months ago
she is subject to adult scrutiny.

....'adult' is no longer a relative adjective [see judiciary committee]. Here's to the younger generation doing a much better job than us...they certainly could not do any worse.

 
 
 
KDMichigan
7.1.21  KDMichigan  replied to  lady in black @7.1.19    7 months ago
what happened to malaria's bebest campaign,

What happened to Barry's husbands they go low we go high?

 
 
 
It Is ME
7.2  It Is ME  replied to  KDMichigan @7    7 months ago
I wonder if her trainers and script writers feel left out for not being acknowledged?

I'm being teary eyed and have a stern concerning look on my face when I say this....so I'm Important too (just Older)…...

......But...….

…..Apparently…...

..... Her " Uneducated Kiddy self", just bested the so-called  "Educated Adults"...and the "Educated Adults" go wild 'cause she's just CUTE in their eyes ! jrSmiley_88_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Tacos!
8  Tacos!    7 months ago

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Krishna
8.1  Krishna  replied to  Tacos! @8    7 months ago

Your comment is based on a misconception of how the Time "Person of the Year" is selected. (See comment # 2. 3) 

 
 
 
Tacos!
8.1.1  Tacos!  replied to  Krishna @8.1    7 months ago
Your comment is based on a misconception of how the Time "Person of the Year" is selected.

I didn’t really make a comment. My post is based on the fact that I found that meme to be funny.

 
 
 
Krishna
8.1.2  Krishna  replied to  Krishna @8.1    7 months ago

Or ...perhaps this Time "Person of the Year" will help you to understand what criteria the people at Time actually use-- rather than you making something up out of thin air & attempting to present it as fact!

320

 
 
 
Tessylo
8.1.3  Tessylo  replied to  Krishna @8.1.2    7 months ago

But that's his MO!

 
 
 
Krishna
8.1.4  Krishna  replied to  Tacos! @8.1.1    7 months ago
My post is based on the fact that I found that meme to be funny.

Kinda juvenile sense of humour.

Where did you develop that sense of humour-- maybe-- 3rd grade?

(Of course having an extremely juvenile sense of humour is no violation of the COC-- but why not contribute something useful to the conversation instead of always trying to drag down the level of conversation here??)

 
 
 
Tacos!
8.1.5  Tacos!  replied to  Krishna @8.1.4    7 months ago
Of course having an extremely juvenile sense of humour is no violation of the COC

Neither is being pretentious, oversensitive, and judgmental. Good thing. jrSmiley_82_smiley_image.gif

rather than you making something up out of thin air & attempting to present it as fact!

Is that directed at me? Your reply was to yourself, so maybe you made something up and now you're ashamed? If it is directed at me, I will say that I haven't made anything up and I challenge you to prove otherwise. Maybe you'd like to be clear what you're referring to or retract your libelous claim.

will help you to understand what criteria the people at Time actually use

Since you brought it up, I will say that I don't really care what their criteria is. The popular understanding is that Time is saying the figure on their cover is the most significant, important, newsworthy person of the year. Furthermore, this person is often someone who is a harbinger of new things to come. That is roughly my understanding of it anyway.

How they arrive at that determination doesn't interest me. They make a pronouncement and put a person (usually) on the cover, inviting the opinion of all who see it. So, in my opinion, they made an ok choice, but they certainly could have chosen someone else. Any number of other people might have been a better choice, including the Hong Kong protestors. You could have also gone with AOC, Elon Musk, or even BTS.

They could have also picked anyone running for president or associated with impeachment or the investigations into Trump. Maybe Nancy Pelosi? How about "The Whistleblower?" The pick they made might also be seen as a snub of other people who have done very real work on climate change but didn't happen to be 16 and lucky enough to get thrown in front of some cameras.

 
 
 
Krishna
8.1.6  Krishna  replied to  Tacos! @8.1.5    7 months ago
If it is directed at me, I will say that I haven't made anything up and I challenge you to prove otherwise.

It was a lie-- but also of violation of the CoC --so it was deleted.

 
 
 
Krishna
8.1.7  Krishna  replied to  Krishna @8.1.2    7 months ago

Joseph Stalin: 1939, 1942

stalin.jpg AP

TIME named Joseph Stalin Man of the Year in 1939 and 1942

On the death of Lenin in 1924, Joseph Stalin took control of the Soviet Union, instituting policies of nationalization and agricultural collectivization that fomented civil war and famine as well as cultivating a cult of personality. TIME described this public worship: "Joseph Stalin has gone a long way toward deifying himself while alive. No flattery is too transparent, no compliment too broad for him. He became the fountain of all Socialist wisdom" (1/1/40).

Stalin established a reign of terror that included mass arrests, executions and deportations. He also rallied his troops to beat back a German invasion in some of the bloodiest fighting of World War II.

At his death on March 1, 1953, there was a mass outpouring of grief; at a 1956 Party Congress, successor Nikita Khrushchev denounced him as a murderer. Stalin was twice TIME's Man of the Year, for 1939 and 1942.

 
 
 
Tacos!
8.1.8  Tacos!  replied to  Krishna @8.1.6    7 months ago
It was a lie

What are you talking about? I literally copied and pasted a meme (on topic, imo, by the way). I didn't make anything up or lie.

I challenge you a second time to substantiate your claims that I have made something up or lied.

Or have the integrity to admit your accusation is untrue.

but also of violation of the CoC --so it was deleted.

It was deleted as off-topic, but seeing as how it was literally about the Time Person of the Year, it's hard to see how it could possibly have been off-topic.

In the meantime, you also wrote,

why not contribute something useful to the conversation

which I then did and you ignored it. So, I guess you weren't actually interested in having a conversation about the topic, just freaking out and attacking me for posting a meme you didn't like.

 
 
 
It Is ME
9  It Is ME    7 months ago

Greta Thunberg should be able to VOTE ! jrSmiley_68_smiley_image.png

 
 
 
Krishna
9.1  Krishna  replied to  It Is ME @9    7 months ago
Greta Thunberg should be able to VOTE !

She's a Swedish citizen so even if she were older she couldn't vote in our elections.

 
 
 
It Is ME
9.1.1  It Is ME  replied to  Krishna @9.1    7 months ago
She's a Swedish citizen so even if she were older she couldn't vote in our elections.

No....really ? jrSmiley_103_smiley_image.jpg

 
 
 
Freefaller
9.2  Freefaller  replied to  It Is ME @9    7 months ago

She already can

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
9.2.1  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Freefaller @9.2    7 months ago

???  Please explain.

 
 
 
Tessylo
10  Tessylo    7 months ago
Incorrect yet again MUVA.
Loki said this:
'Sad and pathetic that her parents are using a mentally handicapped child to push an agenda, it child abuse.'
so maybe you should read the comments.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
11  seeder  Buzz of the Orient    7 months ago

Okay, that's it. The comments on this seed have gone way off topic, and there's sparring, so I'm locking it for good. 

 
 
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