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WHAT A BUNCH OF DOPES:   From Fox:  The U.K. climate group whose members deflated tires on an estimated 40 vehicles in New York City last month recently announced similar actions in cities nationwide.  The Tyre Extinguishers, which encourages activists to deflate tires of parked sports utility vehicles (SUV) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, said it has already spread to Chicago and the San Francisco area this month. Individuals affiliated with the group have deflated the tires of 20 SUVs in Chicago, another 20 SUVs in Scranton, Pa., and 12 SUVs near San Francisco this month, according to the group.  "It can happen anywhere, anytime," a spokesperson for the group told Fox News Digital in an email. "If you're reading this and you own an SUV, scrap it before we get to it."  The spokesperson previously told Fox News Digital that the group expected to "expand massively" across the U.S. in the coming weeks.  The group explained that it aims to take SUVs out of service because they are a "disaster for our health, our public safety and our climate."  "Bigger and bigger cars are dominating our towns and cities, and all so a privileged few can flaunt their wealth," the Tyre Extinguishers' website states. "Because governments and politicians have failed to protect us from this danger, we must protect ourselves."  On the site, the group provides tips for activists to quickly deflate tires and a leaflet that can be printed and left on targeted vehicles windshields. The document asks the victim to not "take it personally" that their tires were deflated.  Of course not.  I'd never take it personally.  Why, I'd thank these brave activists for saving me from the end of the world.  Everyone knows that SUVs were sent by Satan.  I saw it on MSNBC.

July 13, 2022