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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-05 02:03 PM
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Flap over anti-U.S. toy ducks at UN climate talks

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Flap over anti-U.S. toy ducks at UN climate talks

MONTREAL, Dec 9 (Reuters) - Environmentalists handed out 150 plastic ducks at an internnational climate conference on Friday in a joking stab at U.S. opposition to new U.N.-led talks on global warming.

"Some of them quack, or at least squeak," John Lanchbery of Birdlife International told Reuters at the talks in Montreal. "We left one on a chair outside the U.S. office. They were not very amused."

Environmentalists emptied Montreal toy shops of ducks after chief U.S. negotiator Harlan Watson left a session of talks overnight, saying a Canadian call for dialogue about new ways to confront climate change had all the elements of forcing Washington to accept new commitments.

"If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, walks like a duck then it is a duck," delegates quoted him as saying.

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Spazito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-05 02:11 PM
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1. LOL, gotta love the humour used to make a serious point
I hear they are also giving out whoopie cushions with bush's face on them and with the words "Emissions Accomplished" on them as well.
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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-05 02:15 PM
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2. Please don't feed the monkeys
Oh Canada, you're going to pay a dear price for that. It's not nice to mess with a Bush. They bite back.

But as much as I'm tiring of the tit for tat, after the purple band-aids, it feels so good.

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