Leonardo DiCaprio loves mega yachts. He is known for throwing lavish, celebrity filled parties on mega yachts in the Mediterranean. He spends his summers on chartered mega yachts cruising around the south of France.
The Obamas too, enjoy lavish mega yacht vacations.
A 71 meter super yacht burns about 500 liters or 130 gallons of diesel an hour.
The yacht the Obamas love to party is on 138 meters, and DiCaprio’s favorite yacht is 141 meters.
Employing basic scaling factors, DiCaprio is easily burning close to 1,000 liters or 260 gallons per hour of diesel during one of his parties.
I drive a Ram 2500 with a 6.4 Hemi. I’m averaging 11.3 mpg according to my dash display. I drive about two miles to work each day, and 6 miles to the gym. I’ve had my truck for about 10 months and have a hair over 4,800 miles on it.
My last truck was 15 years old and I just broke 100,000 miles when I gave her up. Did I mention I hate long commutes?
So I was doing about 7,500 miles per year, in my old truck and 5,000 miles per year in my new truck.
At 11.3 mpg I’m going to burn roughly 440 gallons of gas this year.
That means I will burn in one year as much fuel volume as Leonardo DiCaprio burns in one hour and 45 minutes. He burns more fuel over the course of a champagne brunch in the summer than I do in a year.
But, I’m the asshole who is causing global warming and have to be forced into compliance.
This is why so many people on the right don’t take well to the climate change “debate.” DiCaprio can spend his summer on a mega yacht but has the audacity to tell working and middle class Americans that they have to cut back or the world will end in 10 years.
Yeah… no, and fuck you too.
Just like with the gun control debate, this isn’t about the actual topic at hand, it is just another way to impose control.
They can have armed guards because they can afford them, or they can bribe the officials or donate to the politicians to get their permits, we poor schmucks can’t.
They can fill their swilling pools during a drought because they can afford the water use fines, but working and middle class people have to shower every other day and wear our clothes a couple of times before washing them, we poor schmucks can’t.
They can enjoy super cars, mega yachts, and private planes, because they can afford them, but we will be taxed into poverty to fill up our F-150s.
What else are they trying to do? Take away our meat.
In October, a landmark report by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned that we have 12 years to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels, or we will face devastating consequences.
The target is feasible, it says, but only with “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society.” This includes a global dietary shift away from greenhouse-gas-intensive foods such as beef and toward healthier and more sustainable diets.
What does that mean?
But changing a diet isn’t easy. That’s why we’ve come up with a guide to reducing your beef consumption, for all varying degrees of commitment.
Now that they have tried to take away my dream truck, they are going after my burger? Oh, hell no.
Leave it to the Germans to take this oppressive political ideology of climate change totalitarianism and turn it into a crime against humanity.
From Bug Foundation, the makers of this evil:
Probably you have already heard about me, as lately I was on television and in the newspaper quite often. I am Germany’s first insect burger and very glad getting to know you today. Wanna know what is within me?
I am made of Buffaloworms, a very nutritious and sustainable kind of cultivated insects, as well as selected vegetarian ingredients. I am rich in protein and unsaturated fatty acids and I am up to 100% free from artificial additives.
Without wanting to sound arrogant, I am proud, that many people say I am extremely attractive and incredibly well tasting…
but it’s the best to simply convince yourself.
Germany’s first insectburger contains the following ingredients: 45% rehydrated buffaloworm-soyprotein (60% buffalo worms Alphitobius Diaperinus, 40% soy protein concentrate), water, rape oil, onions, egg white* (dried), tomato concentrate (tomatoes, salt), soy sauce (water, soybeans, wheat, salt), mustard (water, mustard seeds, vinegar, salt, sugar, spices), potato starch, spices, salt, lemon juice, parsley
No no no no fuck no. I refuse.
A burger patty should contain exactly two ingredients: cow, salt.
You know DiCaprio and Obama aren’t going to give up their gourmet steaks cooked by Michelin star celebrity chefs.
The French burned down Paris over a carbon tax on their gasoline.
You go right ahead and tell people in the BBQ belt that we have to give up burgers and brisket or that it will become prohibitively expensive because of taxes, and we have to eat mealworm meal and soy concentrate instead.
I dare, just fucking dare, the politicians to force this on the United States.