Getting a taste of their own medicine

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Schadenfreude is not something to be indulged in, but one just can't help it as a highly amusing row has just unfolded in Britain. Climate change campaigners here are outraged as the government rejected their bid to build 27 wind turbines each 115 meters high outside the Lake District national park in northern England. Guess who opposed it. Environmentalists fighting for the preservations of the countryside. The opposition was apparently ready to reach deeply into the silly bag of environmental stunts. One nationally—known environmental campaigner had even threatened to chain himself to one of the turbines were they ever built. Now, the two sides are trading doom—laden accusations.

It is rather satisfying to see competing environmental interests at each other's throats for a change instead of doing what they normally do — harass the useful and productive of this world.

Vasko Kohlmayer   3 05 06

Schadenfreude is not something to be indulged in, but one just can't help it as a highly amusing row has just unfolded in Britain. Climate change campaigners here are outraged as the government rejected their bid to build 27 wind turbines each 115 meters high outside the Lake District national park in northern England. Guess who opposed it. Environmentalists fighting for the preservations of the countryside. The opposition was apparently ready to reach deeply into the silly bag of environmental stunts. One nationally—known environmental campaigner had even threatened to chain himself to one of the turbines were they ever built. Now, the two sides are trading doom—laden accusations.

It is rather satisfying to see competing environmental interests at each other's throats for a change instead of doing what they normally do — harass the useful and productive of this world.

Vasko Kohlmayer   3 05 06