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Playing the fool - Josh 383

Actor and activist Leo DiCaprio: 

“If you do not believe in climate change, you do not believe in facts, or in science or empirical truths and therefore, in my humble opinion, should not be allowed to hold public office,” he said.

The irony is that DiCaprio has come under fire for taking private jets around the world and renting out superyachts for lavish parties — that’s a big carbon footprint for a climate crusader.

Hacked Sony emails showed DiCaprio used private jets to fly between New York to Los Angeles six times in six weeks during 2015.

The Academy Award winning actor even flew 8,000 miles to receive an environmental reward — enough carbon dioxide was burnt to power 20 U.S. homes for a year.

Read the article here. 

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Reader Comments (77)

It is good to see a man sticking to his principles – which, in this case, would appear to be: “Look at me! Look at me! Aren’t I being good?! ... can I have some awards, now?”

At least Groucho had the honesty and grace to admit that if you didn’t like his principles, he had others.

Excellent cartoon, as usual, Josh, by the way.

Oct 6, 2016 at 10:01 AM | Registered CommenterRadical Rodent

Sanctimonious self-righteous arrogant two-faced hyopcrit!

Oct 6, 2016 at 10:44 AM | Unregistered CommenterAlan the Brit

I hope DiCaprio doesn't hear that the Gubmint has given the go ahead for Lancashire fracking, else he'll be straight onto his private jet to come over here to object.

Oct 6, 2016 at 10:44 AM | Unregistered Commentersteveta_uk

Dictionary definition of an 'actor':

"a person who behaves in a way that is not genuine"

Oct 6, 2016 at 11:05 AM | Unregistered CommenterJoe Public

I have never consciously seen any of his films. I attempted to watch The Aviator (about Howard Hughes) once but fell unconscious twenty minutes in. The fact that he is a fat, lascivious,hypocritical bullshitter should come as no surprise to anyone.

Oct 6, 2016 at 11:40 AM | Unregistered CommenterPeter Crawford

The Gullibles are getting more and more hysterical because people no longer believe.

Oct 6, 2016 at 12:03 PM | Unregistered CommenterGraeme No.3

Farce hardly covers it.

I wonder if he's doing it entirely out of his own funds - and doesn't receive an honorarium for his appearances?

It's just that iirc Sharon Stone trousered $200K or so for a 'sleb endorsement (in Ecuador was it?) to do an environmental pitch for poor people (or international shyster lawyers even) and didn't bother to show up.

Perhaps Leo can be persuaded to sign up for Elon Musk as a Mars pioneer?

Oct 6, 2016 at 1:09 PM | Registered Commentertomo

I wonder if he's doing it entirely out of his own funds - and doesn't receive an honorarium for his appearances?

$10 million to environmental charities.

Oct 6, 2016 at 1:27 PM | Unregistered CommenterPhil Clarke

Plus 6 times that via his 25-million-follower Foundation.

Oct 6, 2016 at 1:45 PM | Unregistered CommenterPhil Clarke

Phil Clarke, are you able to explain why di Caprio is such a hypocrite with all his private air miles?

Oct 6, 2016 at 1:56 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

He could make such a difference to the whole Mars thing

And Phil didn't again address the question - does he get his exes for showing up - ever? - does he expense his self promoting globe trotting from his "charity" - a tax efficient vehicle no doubt....

Now if he used a solar aircraft - we'd be bothered a bit less with his presence about the place eh?

Oct 6, 2016 at 2:17 PM | Registered Commentertomo
Oct 6, 2016 at 2:48 PM | Registered Commentertomo

tomo, there are millions of poor people who wish they could afford to be as hypocritical as Leo, and create such an enormous carbon footprint, with so little personal effort.

Oct 6, 2016 at 3:18 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Eyes closed tight shut to avoid self-evident hypocrisy,
Brow contorted because the science is not so self evident,
Pursed lips to broadcast the self evident,
And if it's still not self evident to you look at my magnificent hat.
Ra, the Sun God the way to go, except when I simply have to use my little plane.
Everyone's allowed a little hobby aren't they?

Did anyone shout Chinook? No, it's a Boeing.

Oct 6, 2016 at 4:59 PM | Unregistered CommenterACK

Phil Clarke, so you think that it's ok to buy your way out of doing bad?

Oct 6, 2016 at 6:00 PM | Unregistered CommenterTinyCO2

but okay with milions embezzled from Indonesia

So Phill whatcha gonna do if President Trump pulls the U S out the Paris Climate Accord,

Oct 6, 2016 at 7:27 PM | Unregistered CommenterJamspid

As Glenn "Instapundit" Reynolds says, I'll believe there is a climate crisis when the people who are telling me there is a climate crisis ACT like there is a climate crisis.

Most actors will admit, if they are honest, that they are only famous because they won both the genetic lottery, and an audition when they were young. And many of them never finished high school, let alone college.

I'd recommend Ricky Gervais "Extras", which mocks the entire entertainment industry. In one great scene, the great Ian McLellan, playing himself:

I have nothing against good actors, but seriously, without professional writers, lighting, makeup, sound editing...they often sound like idiots.

Oct 6, 2016 at 9:32 PM | Unregistered CommenterCaligula Jones
Oct 7, 2016 at 12:26 AM | Registered CommenterMartin A

Climate Change is great for the Clintons

Another devastating hurricane hits the poverty stricken Caribbean island of Haiti and Bill and Hillary can rob them again.

Oct 7, 2016 at 8:35 AM | Unregistered CommenterJamspid

These criticisms of Leonardo DiCaprio are very biased and unfair. People forget that he starred in the film Titanic and that makes him an expert on climate change. After all, how many ships have been sunk by icebergs since CO2 levels went soaring and global warming took off? The icebergs must all melt now before they can get near shipping lanes!

Oct 7, 2016 at 10:06 AM | Unregistered CommenterRoy

He is acting rationally, if he wants to get work in Hollywood then he must tow the party line, however absurd.

Oct 7, 2016 at 10:16 AM | Unregistered CommenterThe Dork of Cork

Leo's lost outtakes...

Oct 7, 2016 at 10:22 AM | Unregistered CommenterThe Dork of Cork

Dork are you well? Two posts on topic. How come?

Oct 7, 2016 at 10:50 AM | Unregistered CommenterACK

Roy 10:06, you are quite correct. All the media attention, then and now, has been on the Titantic, passengers and crew. Nobody has shown any understanding for the iceberg.

Oct 7, 2016 at 12:46 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Oh the Wasps of Autumn.
They are such a curse.
Just when you put your mouth to a jam sandwich they somehow miraculously appear out of nowhere.

Oct 7, 2016 at 12:47 PM | Unregistered CommenterThe Dork of Cork

"He is acting rationally, if he wants to get work in Hollywood then he must tow the party line, however absurd." The Dork of CorkL

Rubbish. He's not towing or toeing anything, he's setting the trend. He's just another warmist who says one thing but does another. He doesn't care enough about his pet cause to know that the solution to CO2 isn't for governments to wave a magic wand and make fossil fuels go away. In future the new 'let them eat cake' meme will be 'let them fly by wind power'.

Oct 7, 2016 at 1:28 PM | Unregistered CommenterTinyCO2

Come on co2
If you want to make millions of company tokens in that town you must stick with the programme.
That's just the way it is.
You are showing admirable qualities as clearly you are not a carerist.
Company men and company tokens go hand in hand
Only people with Franciscan tendencies can speak the truth and only for a limited period at that.

Oct 7, 2016 at 1:41 PM | Unregistered CommenterThe Dork of Cork

Randy Quaid, sadly out of a job.
He is priceless but unemployed......

Oct 7, 2016 at 1:46 PM | Unregistered CommenterThe Dork of Cork

Randy Quaid living the high life....

Oct 7, 2016 at 2:04 PM | Unregistered CommenterThe Dork of Cork

Randy who? Dork, you're not trying to tell me that he's on the same par as DiCaprio? Actors and artistes are left leaning, greenie fruitcakes. Always have been, always will be. If there's an impractical choice to make, they'll make it. Or they'd never have chosen such a flakey profession.

Oct 7, 2016 at 2:27 PM | Unregistered CommenterTinyCO2

Oct 7, 2016 at 3:24 PM | Unregistered CommenterJamspid

Tiny CO2. Charlton Heston, Ronald Reagan, John Wayne.....

Oct 7, 2016 at 3:30 PM | Unregistered CommenterACK

Oh my dayz, Leonardo's carbon-compensation scheme must have already re-forested half of the moon.

Oct 7, 2016 at 5:42 PM | Unregistered Commentermichael hart

ACK keep going. There are always exceptions, including loony right wingers - eg Gummer. Try to get into the 21st century or at least the latter end of the 20th with your list of right wing actors.

Oct 7, 2016 at 6:17 PM | Unregistered CommenterTinyCO2

Tiny CO2. Take your pick

Oct 7, 2016 at 6:34 PM | Unregistered CommenterACK

So ACK, how many of those under 60 do you recognise? And are you sure that those that are under 60 aren't warmists?

Oct 8, 2016 at 9:39 AM | Unregistered CommenterTinyCO2
Oct 8, 2016 at 9:52 AM | Unregistered CommenterTinyCO2

TinyCO2. With a post on Oct 7, 2016 at 2:27 PM you wrote something so obviously incorrect that, on a whim, I provided the names of three well known exceptions. That alone should have been enough. I have no wish to continue a discussion into the political leanings of America's glitterati. They have no particular insight and few have (or had) any political nouse.

Oct 8, 2016 at 12:33 PM | Unregistered CommenterACK

Couldn't he plane-share with Harrison Ford when Ford pops out for his burger?

Oct 10, 2016 at 10:33 AM | Unregistered Commenterjones

Friends! Forget the Hard-Right neoliberal Leonardo da Spockicio! He is not logical, Captain!

A far more important matter - which has been literally suppressed by the Far-Right Murdoch-controlled Monopoly Media, e.g. the Hard-Right neoliberal BBC - is Jeremy's new Shadow Cabinet, which is literally stuffed with heavyweight politicians, e.g. Our Diane and Our Emily, with the Far-Right Red Tory Traitor Tom Watson providing balance.

My Blog, as ever, provides a literally penetrating and objective analysis of Jeremy's literally stunning new Shadow Cabinet:

Oct 10, 2016 at 12:38 PM | Unregistered CommenterSupportOurLefty

Hillary Clinton after harassing then callously laughing at a then 12 year old rape victim now furiously denying she wants to put hard working honourable Pennsylvania Coal Miners into poverty

Oct 10, 2016 at 5:11 PM | Unregistered CommenterJamspid

I wonder how genuine those $10M charitable donations were/are, or were they a tax-break dodge?

Oct 11, 2016 at 1:49 PM | Unregistered CommenterAlan the Brit

Oct 7, 2016 at 10:06 AM | Roy

If memory serves, wasn't one of the reasons several icebergs were calving early was unusually warmish weather for the time of year?

Oct 11, 2016 at 2:41 PM | Unregistered CommenterAlan the Brit

On a more serious note.
The British have just wheeled out the Ann Clwyd.
This apparently super naive negative IQ entity ( nobody could be that dumb) is the signal.

Everybody who listens to the home service knows this.
The tinned beans signal has been activated.

Oct 12, 2016 at 7:25 AM | Unregistered CommenterThe Dork of Cork

How to you decipher a cipher ( see above)
Your guide to decoding The Beeb Homeservice methods and methology.
Recommended to all veteran observers of the highly successful 2003 chaos strategy.

However: one must first join the Royal Society of the Holy Mackerel.
It can then remain a secret.......

Oct 12, 2016 at 9:26 AM | Unregistered CommenterThe Dork of Cork

Classic examination of a actors ego.
Reads like a great short story but is in fact a introduction.

Oct 12, 2016 at 10:52 AM | Unregistered CommenterThe Dork of Cork

Leo is still upset they drowned him in Titanic, we get an idea of what happened since, in the Revenant:

Wiki says: A revenant is a visible ghost or animated corpse that is believed to have returned from the grave to terrorize the living.


Oct 12, 2016 at 10:59 AM | Registered Commenterdennisa

A repeat of the 1939 Winter war in this buffer zone.
The Russian Syria expeditionary force is likely to be totally destroyed given its vulnerability.
Russia will respond with either limited or large scale continental war in Europe.
Given the current small scale of the Russian conventional forces they will most likely respond in a limited Winter war like capacity - securing Murmansk strategic forces before the next step ( thermonuclear war)
Also do not discount a guerre de commerce period using their remaining diesel subs attacking North Sea platforms and the like.
I think we are close...this is a capitalistic dance but it can happen nevertheless.

Oct 12, 2016 at 1:48 PM | Unregistered CommenterThe Dork of Cork

Russians not likely to make same mistakes
In the conventional phase of the coming war no ordnance will be wasted on the Uk mainland.

Expect cruise missile strikes on shipping.
Too little maritime patrol aircraft now, no nimrods, no carrier based Vikings, too little P 3 onions.

Both sides will play to their strengths.

Oct 12, 2016 at 3:15 PM | Unregistered CommenterThe Dork of Cork

Useful graph of current russian sub strength ( but not full operational status and readiness)

However it should also be noted that NATO counter sub assets has also ran down dramtically, particularly maritime patrol aircraft.

Continental powers do not need large navies to cause severe damage.
(Could present day shipping companies be commanded to operate today under wartime conditions?)

The activity of German auxiliary cruisers in the South Atlantic and Indian oceans in 1941~ is perhaps the most dramatic example of disruption on the cheap.

Oct 12, 2016 at 4:31 PM | Unregistered CommenterThe Dork of Cork

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