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Wow, there is still an EPA site!
https://www.epa.gov/ghgemissions/source ... -emissions
All of agriculture accounts for 9% of gh gases
Transportation andcelectricity both 28%


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TheCentralScrutinizer wrote:
Maroual wrote:
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Lots of pregnant women are losing their babies after getting the vaccine

Do you have figures?


off the top of my head no but it is statistically significant.

http://organichealthadviser.com/archive ... do-not-mix

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/artic ... -Toll.aspx

Those are websites. Not peer reviewed science.

There are some cases of fetal death. Science looks like this:

https://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=e ... pCWxFNd2sJ
Flu is also lethal, more lethal than vaccine
https://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=e ... 4A8uZe4GYJ


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Oregon sends police to bring back Republicans who left state over climate bill
By Jamie Ehrlich, CNN
Updated 8:38 PM ET, Thu June 20, 2019

https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/20/politics/kate-brown-oregon-republican-senators-police-climate-change/index.html

Washington (CNN) Oregon Democratic Gov. Kate Brown on Thursday authorized state police to locate Senate Republicans and bring them back to the state Capitol after some left the state to block the chamber's proceedings.
After more than eight hours of fruitless negotiations late into Wednesday night, Republican state senators in Oregon walked out of a session on Thursday over disagreements on HB 2020, a cap and trade climate bill. All 11 GOP senators failed to appear later Thursday for floor proceedings, leaving the legislative body two senators short of a quorum, according to Kate Kondayen, a spokeswoman for Brown.
At least some of the senators have left the state, according to a statement from the Oregon Senate Republicans, and the wife of one of them says they are all in Idaho at an undisclosed location.
"They all left and are in Idaho. I don't have a way of contacting him," Peggie Boquist, wife of Oregon GOP Sen. Brian Boquist, told CNN when asked the location of her husband.

Brian Boquist met Brown's initial warning to lawmakers by telling TV station KGW: "Send bachelors and come heavily armed. I'm not going to be a political prisoner in the state of Oregon. It's just that simple."
The Oregon State Police said in a statement to CNN on Thursday that it is complying with the governor's "lawful directive," and "utilizing established relationships to have polite communication" with the missing senators.
"While we obviously have many tools at our disposal, patience and communication is and always will be our first, and preferred, option," the police said.
A view of the Senate chamber in Oregon on Thursday revealed empty seats during roll call, as the senators were marked "absent." The absence prompted Brown to authorize a request from Senate Democrats to "bring back their colleagues to finish the work they committed to push forward for Oregonians."
"As the executive of the agency, I am authorizing the State Police to fulfill the Senate Democrats' request," Brown's office said in a statement. "It is absolutely unacceptable that the Senate Republicans would turn their back on their constituents who they are honor-bound to represent here in this building. They need to return and do the jobs they were elected to do."
The state Senate Republicans said in a statement Thursday that they "made the decision to walkout and have left the state to protest cap and trade because it should be referred to the ballot so every Oregonian has a voice."

The passage and signing of HB 2020 would have Oregon join 11 other states that use market-based approaches to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The bill would place a "cap," or an overall limit on emissions, and then would provide a mechanism to sell fuel providers "emission allowances." State Republicans argue that the measure should be referred to a state ballot rather than voted on in the Legislature.
"Protesting cap and trade by walking out today represents our constituency and exactly how we should be doing our job," Senate Republican Leader Herman Baertschiger Jr. said in a statement Thursday. "We have endured threats of arrest, fines, and pulling community project funds from the Governor, Senate President and Majority Leader. We will not stand by and be bullied by the majority party any longer."


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Jeep's parent company not joining in on call for cleaner cars in US
Gabrielle Coppola 08:13, Jun 19th, 2019

When a group of 17 of the world's largest carmakers sent a letter to US President Donald Trump in June asking him to compromise with California on its tough vehicle-emission standards, one company was notably absent from the list of signatories: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA).

That holdout stance is not atypical for the maker, known for its Jeep SUVs, big pickup trucks and Italian sports cars.

FCA's public comments hew closer to the Trump administration's reverse shift on Obama-era regulations.

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FCA, famous for its Jeep models, is feeling the eco-pressure: it ranked last among 13 makers for fuel economy in 2017.

"They are looking out for their own best interest, as every company and every person does at the end of the day," says Brett Smith, director of propulsion technology and energy infrastructure at the nonprofit Center for Automotive Research.

General Motors has suggested a national mandate for electric vehicles in 2021 in its written comments to regulators.

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FCA agrees with Trump that cost of cleaner cars could prevent people from buying them, causing an eco-backfire.

Honda Motor has called for "strong 2025 targets" and said it did not support a Trump administration proposal to freeze fuel economy standards.

Ford's top executives have said they "support increasing clean-car standards through 2025 and are not asking for a rollback."

In its written comments submitted to regulators last year, FCA said it agrees with one of the Trump administration's central arguments: stricter fuel-efficiency mandates drive up new vehicle prices, keeping older, dirtier and less-safe cars on the road longer.

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Hybrid and plug-in vehicles are still just 1.5 per cent of the US market. This isn't one.

It said this could undermine the very air quality and safety benefits the Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration rules aim to deliver.

The EPA and NHTSA are preparing a final rule now that could differ from the post-2020 freeze the agencies recommended last year.

"Our support for one national programme and the mid-term evaluation remains unchanged," FCA said in an emailed statement last week after its peers' letter became public.

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Fiat 500e: FCA has complained publically about having to sell an EV at a loss just to meet Californian regulations.

"It was made clear when we were one of just two automakers to testify last September at hearings held by the EPA and NHTSA."

When the Trump administration proposed stripping California of its authority to limit tailpipe greenhouse-gas emissions last August, Fiat Chrysler made one of the industry's strongest public endorsements of the federal government's right to do so.

"It remains our hope that conflicts over preemption will be avoided by an agreement," the maker wrote in comments submitted to the government last October.

"However, in the absence of such an agreement, FCA agrees that the law gives the federal government the authority to preempt state standards that are directly related to fuel economy."

The Trump administration in February terminated months of talks between federal regulators and California officials about a common standard. Carmakers have urged the two sides to reach an agreement to avert a prolonged legal battle with California, but the White House has rejected that appeal.

A dozen other states adhere to California's emissions rules - a bloc that accounts for more than a third of US auto sales.

According to market research firm Edmunds, FCA's model lineup has the lowest average fuel economy among the six biggest makers. But almost every major manufacturer is boosting production of higher-emission SUVs and trucks for the US market.

The industry acted in unison urging the Obama administration to adjust fuel economy and cried foul when the EPA in 2016 determined no changes were needed, months earlier than expected.

Makers quickly appealed to a newly elected Trump early in 2017 for relief. The plea for a compromise between California and federal regulators reflects a desire to avoid costs from a split standard and the potential for years of uncertainty caused by a courtroom battle over the rules.

"It's important for them to communicate through the general public that yes, in a way, they very much do care about the environment, but they also understand they have a market to serve and to try to sell to," Smith said.

Under chief executive officer Mike Manley, who took over last July, Fiat Chrysler has ramped up plans to electrify its lineup, in part to stay competitive in China and Europe where emissions standards are tougher. The carmaker still stands to benefit the most from Trump's proposed freeze, according to Alan Baum, an independent analyst.

"They're way behind, by design, on electrics and hybrids," Baum said. "To the extent there's any improvement or required improvement in fuel economy, that's really tough for them."

The Italian-American company has been a laggard even by industry standards.

It ranked last among 13 car companies for both fuel economy and carbon emissions in the EPA's evaluation of 2017 model-year sales.

Its late CEO Sergio Marchionne publicly griped about having to sell a money-losing battery electric vehicle in California to meet that state's more stringent emissions standards.

The company has pointed out that demand for low-emissions models remains muted in much of the country, with hybrid and plug-in electric vehicles accounting for just 1.5 per cent of US vehicle sales through July of last year, according to IHS estimates.

"The final rule must be based on the market realities of today," Fiat Chrysler said in its written testimony on emissions-policy revisions.


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Climate change protest blocks street in downtown Portland
Updated Jun 21, 2:43 PM; Posted Jun 21, 1:27 PM
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Protesters from an Extinction Rebellion PDX rally used a fire truck to block Southwest Fourth Avenue near City Hall Friday afternoon.

The fire truck was purchased from Craigslist last week after supporters chipped in to raise the money, according to Ken Ward, a protest organizer with Extinction Rebellion. It represents the biggest threat from climate change in this area, he said, wildfires.

Around 200 hundred protesters chanted, “We the people declare a climate emergency," at the protest in Terry Schrunk Plaza, which is across from City Hall.

The rally began at noon. Its goal, according to a press release sent out by Extinction Rebellion PDX, was “to declare a ‘climate emergency’ and call for mass disruption of business-as-usual, as a last ditch effort to force action on the climate change crisis.”

Ward said the protesters plan to be there “until the climate emergency is dealt with,” and plan to have performers join the protest at a later point.

Portland Police Bureau said Friday that the rally did not have a permit.

“We are weighing the risks/benefits of the road impact and the protester and public safety,” Tina Jones, a spokesperson for the bureau said over email Friday.

“I do not know how long they intend to be there," she said, adding, "No arrests that I have been made aware of.”

“We’ve been mired in discussions of micro policy for decades and it’s just not gotten us anywhere," he said. "None of the things that are being discussed or considered in the current political plan are anywhere near sufficient. Nothing we’re thinking about comes anywhere close to the kind of change that we need.”

By 1:23 p.m., a lockdown was declared at City Hall in response to the protest.

Dorothy Elmore, the security manager at City Hall, confirmed the building remained on lockdown Friday afternoon. No one was being let in, even for official appointments. A mayoral aide said they had to move a meeting to a nearby building because their guest was not allowed in.

Michael Esposito, director of green housing company Nuearth Biotecture, said his goal in attending the protest is “furthering the movement, getting more people to speak up and show up and figuring out some better answers.”

“People have been asking politely for decades for government to do something about this approaching crisis, with nothing but zip to show for it," Sarah Carlberg, an organizer with Extinction Rebellion PDX, said in the release. "But we can do the same thing here in Portland that people did on the streets in London, and we know that was phenomenal!”

Dave Killen, Diana Kruzman and Gordon Friedman contributed to this report. This story will be updated.


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Militia threat shuts down Oregon Statehouse amid walkout
Jun 22, 2019 10:42 AM EDT
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SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Capitol will be closed Saturday due to a “possible militia threat” from right-wing protesters as a walkout by Republican lawmakers over landmark climate change legislation drags on.

Republican state senators fled the Legislature — and some, the state — earlier this week to deny the majority Democrats enough votes to take up the climate bill, which would dramatically reduce fossil fuel emissions by 2050. It would be the second program of its kind in the nation after California if passed.

Gov. Kate Brown then dispatched the state police to round up the rogue lawmakers, but none appeared in the Capitol on Friday and the stalemate seemed destined to enter its third day with a week left in the legislative session.

Right-wing groups posted their support for the GOP lawmakers Friday on social media — in one instance offering to provide escorts to them should the state police come for them.

A group of local Republicans were set to protest inside the Capitol on Saturday when lawmakers were present, and anti-government groups threatened to join, prompting the statehouse shutdown.

One of the groups, the Oregon Three Percenters, joined an armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in 2016. Dozens of people occupied the remote Oregon refuge for more than a month to protest federal control of Western lands. The standoff began to unravel when authorities fatally shot the group’s spokesman and arrested key leaders as they headed to a community meeting.

“The Oregon State Police has recommended that the Capitol be closed tomorrow due to a possible militia threat,” Carol Currie, spokeswoman for Senate President Peter Courtney, said in an e-mail to The Associated Press late Friday.

The governor’s office also confirmed the threats.

Oregon State Police, in a statement, said it has been “monitoring information throughout the day that indicates the safety of legislators, staff and citizen visitors could be compromised if certain threatened behaviors were realized.”

Also late Friday, Courtney and House Speaker Tina Kotek, both Democrats, condemned comments made by Sen. Brian Boquist, a Republican from Dallas, Oregon, that urged the state police to “send bachelors and come heavily armed” when they come to bring him back to the Capitol.

“His comments have created fear among employees in our workplace,” the leaders said in a joint statement. “We will always defend free speech and welcome frank policy discussions, but threats like these are unacceptable.”

Boquist has not responded to multiple requests for comment. A spokeswoman for Senate Republicans did not respond to queries about the statehouse closure.

Democrats have an 18 to 12 majority in the chamber, but they need 20 members present for a quorum. One GOP senator recently died and has not yet been replaced.

Under the proposed cap-and-trade bill, Oregon would put an overall limit on greenhouse gas emissions and auction off pollution “allowances” for each ton of carbon industries plan to emit. The legislation would lower that cap over time to encourage businesses to move away from fossil fuels: The state would reduce emissions to 45% below 1990 levels by 2035 and 80% below 1990 levels by 2050.

Those opposed to the cap-and-trade plan say it would exacerbate a growing divide between the liberal, urban parts of the state and the rural areas. The plan would increase the cost of fuel, damaging small business, truckers and the logging industry, they say.

Democrats say the measure is an efficient way to lower emissions while investing in low-income and rural communities’ ability to adapt to climate change. It has the support of environmental groups, farmworkers and some trade unions.

California has had for a decade an economy-wide cap and trade policy like the one Oregon is considering. Nine northeastern states have more limited cap-and-trade programs that target only the power sector.


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The PNW is going to be a 'different place': Mount Hood resorts grappling with climate change
Scientists, meteorologists and ski resort employees all agree: Climate change could have devastating effects on the winter sports industry.

https://www.kgw.com/article/news/local/portland-oregon-mount-hood-snow-impact-climate-change-meadows/283-91176c72-ba12-4c5c-94b0-5e5f85be79d7

Science behind climate change in the Northwest

"It's going to be a different place"

Dr. Nick Bond, a Washington State University climatologist, says climate change isn't just marching forward -- it's speeding up.

The Pacific Northwest's highest mountains and volcanoes will really see shifts in the second half of this century. Dr. Bond says parts of the country will become a "different place."

"Our snow pack is going to be a lot less, from a water resources point of view," he said. "There's going to be probably a lot more floods in the winter. The precipitation that falls will be a lot more in the form of rain than snow, and there will be less water to get us through the dry summer."

What are the resorts on Mt. Hood doing?

Dave Tragethon, the vice president of marketing and sales at Mount Hood Meadows, says their opening day is still around Thanksgiving.

Meadows is still on high elevation, about 7,300 feet. They consider themselves safe for now, but Tragethon admits they don't know what the future holds.

"We don't know what the next 10, 20, or 30 years are going to bring," Tragethon said.

Meadows uses giant buckets to cart snow that falls early in the season from the parking lot up to the slopes. It's called "harvesting."

"Then when we get more natural snow, we're actually building the base instead of using those initial snowfalls to build a base and wait until the next snow comes before we can start operating," Tragethon said.

Meadows started this practice during in the 2014-2015 season. Back then, they only harvested snow with one vehicle. This year, they're upping their fleet to three.

Meadows is also diving into new ways to make money, like selling snow shoe tours on the weekends and mountain biking during the summer. Neighboring resort Timberline is opening similar trails.

Additionally, Meadows is building a $15 million event space and restaurant called Sahale. It'll be climate-controlled and available year-round to host skiiers and weddings alike.

Staff say they're getting ahead of climate change with these expansions.

Resorts band together for climate change legislation

And though they are competitors on the mountain, representatives from each of the resorts on Mount Hood sent a letter to state representatives, pleading with them to enact various climate legislation bills.

Heidi Logosz, Meadows' sustainability manager, was one of the people behind the letter.

Logosz said the resorts are working hard to mitigate the impacts of climate change, so it felt right to demand the same from local politicians.

"I'm really proud of the efforts of the leadership of Mount Hood Meadows. It's one thing to recycle and do things that are kind of easy. You can turn off power and use less water, but it really takes a lot to use your voice to make a difference, and we're really hoping that what we're doing by using our voice is making a difference."


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Massive iceberg breaks off Antarctic ice sheet
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Iceberg D28 breaks away from Antarctica's Amery Ice Shelf. It's one of the biggest blocks of ice to calve from the continent in over 50 years.

One of the biggest icebergs recorded has broken away from an Antarctica.

The massive block of ice - covering 1636 square kilometres - calved from the Amery Ice Shelf, the BBC reported.

The iceberg, named D28, was estimated to weigh 315 billion tonnes.

It had shown massive cracks for years before breaking free.

The block of ice was so large it would have to be monitored to ensure the safety of shipping, the BBC said.

A one trillion tonne iceberg broke off from Antarctica's Larsen C Ice Shelf in 2017.

The calving of the estimated 6000 square kilometre block of ice reduced that ice shelf's area by more than 12 per cent.

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Climate change protesters storm bank, business centre in day of disruption
The Dominion Post·19:39, October 7th, 2019

A day of disruption saw about 30 arrests as climate change group Extinction Rebellion took to Wellington's streets to demand action on climate change.

On Monday, the arrests occurred at 5:00pm at the intersection of Lambton Quay, Bowen Street and Whitmore Street, as about 36 protesters linked arms and sat in the middle of the road.

Evening commuter traffic, including buses, ground to a halt as about 200 protesters surrounded the 30-odd people occupying the intersection, singing and pounding drums as a chilling southerly wind bore down.

Occupiers did not resist arrest, instead walking peacefully amid applause and encouragement from fellow protesters, toward paddy wagons on the northern end of Lambton Quay.

There, they were handcuffed, questioned and loaded into the trucks.

It was the climatic end to a full day of occupation and demonstration by the group, who began the day at Midland Park, before forming a base in Stout Street, outside the office of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).

The protest is part of a wave of international disobedience planned for more than 60 cities around world to draw attention to climate change issues.

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Protesters taking over ANZ bank on Lambton Quay after stopping traffic, have glued their hands to the bank's windows.

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Protesters block Featherston Street.

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Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment staff exit the backdoor after being in lockdown for the morning.

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The Extinction Rebellion protest in Stout and Ballance Streets in Wellington.

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Protesters take over the intersection of Stout Street and Lambton Quay.

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The Extinction Rebellion disruption protest in Stout and Ballance Streets in Wellington this morning. Several streets were blocked and traffic had to wait.


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Go here for the movie(s) :arrow: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/116369 ... sobedience

Ghost Note: The protestors had the numbers to easily bring Wellington city traffic to a standstill, however the intersections they chose to block only disrupted a main public transport hub, the majority of us commuting in cars easily avoided the choke points and were largely unaffected.....this time.....


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Jane Fonda is no stranger to getting arrested. In fact, she’s proud of it
By Christi Carras
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https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2019-10-18/jane-fonda-arrested-climate-change-1970-airport

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When police took Jane Fonda away Friday in Washington, D.C., it was the second time she had been arrested during climate change protests this month. But it wasn’t the second time she’s been arrested overall.

Long revered (and reviled) as a staunch member of the resistance, the two-time Oscar-winning actress has been outspoken about her brushes with the law while advocating for her many causes, ranging from the Vietnam War to the #MeToo movement.

Her fist-in-the-air mug shot from a 1970 arrest at a Cleveland airport — on suspicion of smuggling drugs and assaulting a customs officer — became a silent symbol of disobedience.

At the time, she was traveling on a speaking tour to spread awareness about the Vietnam War. Lab tests later confirmed that the pills she was carrying were vitamins.

Fonda recently told The Times she planned to get arrested every week while marching for climate change on Capitol Hill. The 81-year-old got her wish twice — last Friday and now today — along with her “Grace & Frankie” costar Sam Waterston.

Fonda’s arrest history has produced not only an iconic mug shot but also several quotable soundbites about activism and resistance. Here’s a roundup of her quips.

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2009: “It was the ‘Klute’ haircut”

Fonda retrospectively elaborated on the 1970 Cleveland incident on her website in 2009. In a lengthy post about the mug shot and arrest, she explained that she was on her way back from a tour stop in Canada when airport authorities stopped her and raided her luggage, supposedly on orders from former President Richard Nixon’s administration.

Later in the message, the activist speculated that the whole stunt might have been part of a conspiracy to keep her from protesting the Vietnam War — with some additional commentary on her mug appearance, which she attributed to her Oscar-winning turn in 1971’s “Klute.”

“I think they hoped this ‘scandal’ would cause the college speeches to be canceled and ruin my respectability,” Fonda wrote. “I was handcuffed and put in the Cleveland Jail, which is when the mug shot was taken. (I had just finished filming ‘Klute’ so, yes, it was the Klute haircut).”

2016: “I slipped out of the handcuffs”

A few years ago, Fonda made an appearance on “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon” — as did her 1970 mug shot. While chatting with the host, Fonda explained how she achieved her cavalier power pose.

“I was in handcuffs, but I have double-jointed hands, so I slipped out of the handcuffs,” she said, demonstrating for Fallon and the audience. “It really surprised the guards.”

The comic then presented Fonda with a real set of cuffs, which she clicked on like a pro before Houdini-ing her way back out of them in seconds.

“Just try to arrest me,” she joked.

2017: “It was a frame-up”

Fallon wasn’t the only late-night host to ask Fonda about Cleveland. During a segment of “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” featuring longtime partners-in-crime Fonda and Lily Tomlin, the comedian brandished a copy of Fonda’s mug shot while chatting about the Women’s March.

The actress quickly took the opportunity to clear her name.

“I have to say, I was accused of smuggling drugs — they were vitamin pills,” she said. “But the guy who arrested me said he was taking orders from the Nixon White House. It was a frame-up.”

Colbert then revealed another photo up his sleeve — Fonda’s mug shot printed on a coffee mug, which is still for sale on the star’s website — joking, “The revolution will not be televised, but it will be merchandized.”

“It was my idea,” Fonda said proudly. “And there’s evening bags of my mug shot too. And all the money goes to my nonprofit.”

2018: “I sure got a lot of mileage”

Last year, Fonda joined the likes of Tessa Thompson, Common and Lena Waithe for a highly publicized “Respect Rally” at the Sundance Film Festival in opposition to Trump. On the car ride there, she reminisced to The Times about her previous airport arrest and mug shot, which served as the poster for the documentary “Jane Fonda in Five Acts.”

“I sure got a lot of mileage out of that arrest,” Fonda said with a laugh from the front seat of the festival-bound SUV.

Fonda was unfazed by the snow storm and bitter Park City cold as she approached her appointment to speak about women’s rights along with fellow leaders, including “Fleabag’s” Phoebe Waller-Bridge and high-profile attorney Gloria Allred.

“Onward!” she said, lifting her famous fist into the air. “Let’s go kick ass!”

2019: “What can [Trump] do?”

While speaking with The Times prior to storming Washington on behalf of Mother Earth, Fonda offered some insight into her fearless mentality when facing authorities.

During the conversation, she detailed her plans to take on the fossil fuel industry and her desperation to change President Trump’s attitude about environmental issues. And if that meant going to jail, so be it.

“I’ve been here before,” she said in the interview. “I mean, I can’t be attacked any more than I already have. So what can [Trump] do? I’ve got nothing to lose.”

2019: “That’s the least of it”

After her first climate change protest arrest last week, Fonda spoke with CNN about about her experience, her decision to move to Washington and her activist inspirations, including Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg.

When interviewer Christiane Amanpour tried to focus the conversation on the nitty-gritty of Fonda’s recent arrest — asking about having her wrists zip-tied and being carted off in a police cruiser — the seasoned activist immediately put her ordeal into perspective.

“That’s the least of it,” she said with a shrug. “There is so much going on in the world and over it all is this ticking time bomb ... but we do have time. We have time, and it’s going to require that people in every country all around the world organize and mobilize and — if necessary — bring governments to a halt if we can’t make them do the right thing.”


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