WHINY SOCCER BITCHES COMPLAIN ABOUT PAY

Get asses handed to them:

An estimated 18 tonnes of plastic rubbish has washed up on Henderson island, an uninhabited coral atoll that sits between New Zealand and Peru in the Pacific Ocean.

The remote island should be an unblemished and perfect paradise because of its isolation, with 3,400 miles (5,500 km) of pure ocean in either direction.

In 1988, the island became a designated UNESCO world heritage site because of its remarkable biodiversity and long stretches of untouched sandy beaches.

Yet, Henderson has some of the highest levels of man-made pollution found anywhere in the world.

The island, once hailed an environmental jewel as one of the highest concentrations of plastic on the planet because of a freak confluence of geography and ocean currents.

A staggering 38 million pieces of plastic litter the island, and more is washed ashore at a rate of up to 3,500 pieces a day, and scientists have now warned that little can be done to save it while a throwaway culture persists.

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Floating plastic garbage has swamped a remote Pacific island once regarded as an environmental jewel and scientists say little can be done to save it while a throwaway culture persists +8
Floating plastic garbage has swamped a remote Pacific island once regarded as an environmental jewel and scientists say little can be done to save it while a throwaway culture persists

HENDERSON ISLAND: A PLASTIC PARADISE
The uninhabited Pacific island thousands of miles away from civilisation has become the most polluted place on Earth as thousands of bits plastic rubbish wash up on its shores.

The island, a territory of the UK, is a sanctuary to a host of threatened species including the Henderson Petrel and Henderson Crake, and its beaches are a nesting site for the endangered green turtle.

But human activity has turned what should be a pristine island paradise into a rubbish tip.

More than 37 million bits of plastic junk – weighing some 18 tonnes – have washed up on its shores, threatening the island’s wildlife.

In all, every square metre of beach has hundreds of bits of plastic – including toothbrushes, buoys, old fishing nets, plastic bags and cosmetic pots mostly produced in the last few decades and dropped by people thousands of miles away.

‘We found debris from just about everywhere,’ said Jennifer Lavers, an Australian-based researcher who led an expedition to the island last month.

‘We had bottles and containers, all kinds of fishing stuff and it had come from, well, you name it – Germany, Canada, the United States, Chile, Argentina, Ecuador.

‘It was a real message that every country has a responsibility to protect the environment, even in these remote areas.’

Henderson lies at the centre of the South Pacific gyre, a vast circular ocean current that runs anti-clockwise down the east coast of Australia and up the west coast of South America.

The gyre should be a boon for the 10-kilometre-by-five speck of land, carrying rich nutrients into the waters surrounding Henderson to feed huge colonies of sea birds.

‘As one of the last near-pristine limestone islands of significant size in the world, Henderson Island retains its exceptional natural beauty with its white, sandy beaches, limestone cliffs, and rich and almost undisturbed vegetation,’ it said.

Three decades after it was given its UNESCO status, the gyre has become a marine conveyor belt dumping endless waves of plastic detritus onto Henderson’s coast, making it the hub of what has become known as the South Pacific Garbage Patch.

Dr Lavers led her first expedition there in 2015 and on the island’s East Beach found there were about 700 items of plastic per square metre, one of the highest concentrations found anywhere in the world.

Compounding the problem, the churning waves have reduced more than half the waste to tiny particles almost invisible to the human eye.

This makes them even more impossible to clean up, but easily digested by wildlife such as birds and turtles.

Dr Lavers organised a clean-up effort on her most recent trip to the island last month and her team collected six tonnes of plastic garbage from the beach over two gruelling weeks.

They were unable to take away the rubbish because their ship could not find a safe mooring on the rugged coastline, instead storing it above the high-tide line for future removal.

Dr Lavers admitted it was ‘heartbreaking’ to make such a mammoth effort only to see more garbage floating ashore where they had just cleaned.

‘We’d be having our lunch and watching it replenish in real time as things like buoys and bits of rope washed onto the beach,’ she said.

The marine scientist, who plans further trips to Henderson in 2020 and 2021, said the experience underlined the fact that clean-ups were not a long-term solution to the ocean’s pollution crisis.

‘It just speaks to the importance of shutting off the tap at the source,’ she said, calling for tighter restrictions on single-use plastics.

‘There’s already so much debris in the oceans, we really need to do all we can to prevent any more getting out there.’

 

And, of course, a shitload of democrats joined their voices in the hellish choir: (I just cut out all the twats tweets.

This week, the president of the U.S. Soccer Federation published a letter detailing the fact that the U.S. women players are already paid more than the men, and also that the women’s games have lost millions of dollars.

U.S. Soccer President Carlos Cordeiro released a letter on Monday stating his organization’s position that the U.S. Women’s National Team is not underpaid despite the constant claim to the contrary pushed by liberals all across the country.

He revealed that the U.S. Women’s games have realized a net loss of $27.5 million over the last decade. Despite that massive loss, Cordeiro added that the women players have been paid a collective $34.1 million while the men were only paid $26.4 million since 2010.

Regardless of the real financial situation in U.S. soccer, liberals have been of a single mind pushing the claim that the women players are underpaid. A very long list of Democrats jumped to support the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team’s quest for “equal pay,” especially once they won the Women’s World Cup.

Naturally, New York’s leading socialist Democrat, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, tweeted out her demand for “equal pay.”

All the candidates for the Democrat nomination for president have come to the “equal pay” argument including South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg:

Others joining Buttigieg include Julián Castro, Beto O’Rourke, Kirsten Gillibrand, Marianne Williamson, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and Elizabeth Warren:

Several Democrat Senators also jumped on the “equal pay” bandwagon. Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema was pleased when Proctor & Gamble said it would donate money to the women players and she also called for “equal pay.”

Washington Sen. Patty Murray and Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin also tweeted out their “equal pay” demands:

Wannabe Kentucky Democrat candidate for Senate Amy McGrath, who wants to unseat Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, also jumped into the “equal pay” waters:

Naturally, House Democrats also hoped to pander to the “equal pay” crowd.

The list of House Democrats includes California Democrat Ami Bera, California Rep. Doris Matsui, New York Rep. Joe Morelle, Florida Rep. Alcee Hastings, Florida Rep. Charlie Crist, and Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan:

Unsurprisingly, losing 2016 Democrat candidate for president Hillary Clinton also pushed the issue:

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4 Responses to WHINY SOCCER BITCHES COMPLAIN ABOUT PAY

  1. BobF says:

    Dikes on spikes.

  2. bogsidebunny says:

    Do Lesbians have a mandated minimum wage? Or is it take whatever the market offers + a bonus of all the tuna &cheese flavored pussy you can eat?

  3. Leonard Jones says:

    I’m calling bullshit on the Henderson Island story. Henderson Island is in the
    Pitcairn Island group. It’s not an atoll, it is a for-real island covered in flora.
    Besides, the Pacific Ocean plastic gyre that would be feeding this “problem”
    does not even exist.

  4. Jeffrey says:

    When the women’s world cup soccer team beats the WORST men’s world cup team, we can talk.

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