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Tue Feb 26, 2013, 02:04 PM

The most dangerous animal in the world, responsible for millions of deaths every year....

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Reply The most dangerous animal in the world, responsible for millions of deaths every year.... (Original post)
Playinghardball Feb 2013 OP
msongs Feb 2013 #1
Dreamer Tatum Feb 2013 #2
Tierra_y_Libertad Feb 2013 #3
Veri1138 Feb 2013 #21
Tierra_y_Libertad Feb 2013 #26
Vinnie From Indy Feb 2013 #4
AndyA Feb 2013 #5
Dreamer Tatum Feb 2013 #9
progressoid Feb 2013 #6
Arugula Latte Feb 2013 #8
R. P. McMurphy Feb 2013 #17
progressoid Feb 2013 #23
rhett o rick Feb 2013 #30
Wait Wut Feb 2013 #19
progressoid Feb 2013 #22
stuntcat Feb 2013 #7
MynameisBlarney Feb 2013 #10
Plucketeer Feb 2013 #12
Peregrine Feb 2013 #31
Plucketeer Feb 2013 #32
Peter cotton Feb 2013 #11
Downtown Hound Feb 2013 #13
Peter cotton Feb 2013 #14
Downtown Hound Feb 2013 #15
Peter cotton Feb 2013 #16
lastlib Feb 2013 #20
caseymoz Feb 2013 #18
ZombieHorde Feb 2013 #27
ZombieHorde Feb 2013 #24
MattBaggins Feb 2013 #25
ZombieHorde Feb 2013 #28
MadrasT Feb 2013 #29

Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 02:05 PM

1. making the rounds on facebook. perfectly true nt

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 02:07 PM

2. Strongest muscle in my body: the orbitals

from getting so much work. Here comes another rep:

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 02:07 PM

3. And, unlike "dumb" animals we pay to have others kill for us.

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:57 PM

21. Sort of like the argument...

 

If you want to stop the wars, stop voting for the politicians who vote to start or keep them going. After all, the American military doesn't just go out and kill people. People like Bush and Obama have to order us to do so and Congress has to approve the funding. All are elected.

So, next time someone claims to hate the drone wars and US military intervention around the world, ask them who they voted for. If it Obama, just remind them that they voted for it. Just like the Bushites did.

If they give the specious argument that they didn't vote for it and don't agree with it, same retort. "Then why did you vote for a President or Congress person that continues to perpetuate American wars and military intervention around the world?"

If the pathetic excuse of, "Why doesn't the military just ignore orders?" as if the military has a choice, ask the people of Chile after 1973 or Argentina after 1976. Or any number of victims of military coup and junta rule around the world just exactly why they don't want the military making decisions independent of civilian control. Those reasons add up to a few million dead people in the twentieth century alone.

And don't forget the cats...

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Response to Veri1138 (Reply #21)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 07:02 PM

26. When Obama said he was going to escalate the war in '08 he lost my vote.

"Not as bad" is acceptable in some cases but when it comes to killing people to look "tough" it's a No Sale for me.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 02:14 PM

4. Seth MacFarlane?

Cheers!

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 02:59 PM

5. Before looking, I knew it would be humans.

We are very destructive, and have no consideration for other living things that must share this planet with us. Now we're leaving our trash to float around in space. I think NASA and the private sector companies that shoot objects into space ought to be responsible for cleaning up their garbage when they're through.

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Response to AndyA (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 03:27 PM

9. Here here. It annoys me to no end that space is so cluttered.

Always having to dodge junk when flying my spaceship and all. Criminy.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 03:02 PM

6. Cats?

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Response to progressoid (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 03:25 PM

8. No, it says "dangerous" -- not "cutest and most awesome"

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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:40 PM

17. "Cutest and most awesome" is absolutely correct! n/t

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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 05:10 PM

23. Ours are cute and awesome.

But one of them is dangerous too. Especially when it's dinner time and she's under foot. One of these days I going to trip and break something!

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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 07:10 PM

30. Awesome and unpredictable and independent and............ok cute. nm

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Response to progressoid (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:54 PM

19. <---- Freeperville is that way.



My cat told me to tell you she knows where you live and which side of the bed you sleep on.

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Response to Wait Wut (Reply #19)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 05:09 PM

22. heh heh

She'll have to get past one of our cats who likes to sleep on the bed.

The other cat is sleeping on my lap at the moment.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 03:21 PM

7. it should say "trillions" (edit- I see we're only concerned with HUMANs' deaths here, so nevermind!)

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but most humans don't count the animals who lived in the old forests we raze, or all the interesting lifeforms in the giant swaths of the oceans that we're turning into dead zones.
The disgustingly shameful factory farms kill BILLIONS, not mere "millions."

But I LOVE this anyway. I hope sharks make it through our mass-extinction bottleneck later this century.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 03:30 PM

10. I think the mosquito

is the number one killer.
We are a distant second.

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Response to MynameisBlarney (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:23 PM

12. The mosquito isn't a killer

it's the microbial parasites she shares with you that can do you in. All she wants is a meal for her offspring.

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Response to Plucketeer (Reply #12)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 07:52 PM

31. So it is the old argument

"guns don't kill people..."

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Response to Peregrine (Reply #31)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 09:41 PM

32. LOL!

I think you might be Right there!

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:14 PM

11. Humans are the most successful predators in the history of the Earth.

 

We make a tyrannosaurus rex look downright harmless by comparison.

Hm...that's actually kind of cool...

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Response to Peter cotton (Reply #11)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:26 PM

13. Destructive doesn't mean successful

We've only been on the planet for maybe a few million years tops. And in our present form less than that. And there's a good possibility we won't be around much longer. Dinosaurs lived and reigned for hundreds of millions of years. THAT'S a successful species.

Nah, I'm only kidding. Everybody knows that the Earth is only 6000 years old and we walked side by side with dinosaurs.

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Response to Downtown Hound (Reply #13)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:30 PM

14. That's a fair point.

 

I should revise my statement to "humans are the most dangerous predators in the history of the Earth".

Still kinda cool...

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Response to Peter cotton (Reply #14)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:31 PM

15. It's only cool until we wipe ourselves out. n/t

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Response to Downtown Hound (Reply #15)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:36 PM

16. That would not cool, granted.

 

Let's make it less likely by expanding the human presence throughout the universe...first, by colonizing the Solar System and then (thinking looooong term here) the galaxy.

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Response to Peter cotton (Reply #16)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:56 PM

20. If we do colonize the solar system,......

I vote we put the Republicans on Venus--closest place to hell in this part of space.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:51 PM

18. I thought you meant the mosquito. nt


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Response to caseymoz (Reply #18)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 07:06 PM

27. I hate mosquitos. I kill them on sight, and I don't feel bad about it at all.

I try hard not to step on ants and worms, and I feel bad killing spiders, but fuck mosquitos.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 06:08 PM

24. That's a zombie next to that shark, right?

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Response to ZombieHorde (Reply #24)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 06:37 PM

25. They just don't make television like they used to

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Response to MattBaggins (Reply #25)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 07:07 PM

28. So true. nt

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 07:10 PM

29. Heh. Yep.

I am not sure why people are so concerned about mankind becoming extinct.

The planet may be better off without us living on it.

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