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‘We call BS’: Large protest demands gun control after Florida school shooting
« Reply #11295 on: February 18, 2018, 04:49:58 AM »


A large and emotionally charged crowd gathered outside a Florida federal courthouse, demanding that politicians take action to restrict guns in the wake of this week’s deadly school shooting in the state.

On Saturday, the rally in Fort Lauderdale was addressed by students and a teacher from Stoneman Douglas High School where the massacre took place on Wednesday.

Several speakers condemned the National Rifle Association (NRA), local newspaper The Sun-Sentinel reported. The protesters called for restrictions to be placed on the sale of assault weapons and for more stringent background checks to be introduced.

Mentions of the NRA drew loud boos from the assembled crowd. One student, Emma Gonzales, criticized politicians who take campaign contributions from the association.

“They say a good guy with a gun stops a bad guy with a gun,” she said to the crowd, who responded: "We call BS.”

"Every single person up here today - all these people should be at home grieving - but instead we are up here standing together, because if all our government and president can do is send thoughts and prayers, then it is time for victims to be the change we need to see,” Gonzalez told CBS News.

Alleged shooter Nikolas Cruz was armed with an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle when he carried out the deadly attack, which left 17 people dead and 15 others injured.

Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie vilified the weapon while addressing the crowd. "People don't need automatic rifles...AR 15 is not a recreational item,” he said.

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 At least four Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers were injured when a patrol was hit in an IED explosion in the Gaza Strip. Following the incident, Israel responded with tank fire and airstrikes at Hamas targets.

The IDF troops were patrolling an area near the security fence in the southern Gaza Strip when the explosion took place, the military tweeted. Four servicemen sustained injuries in the incident, the IDF spokesman, Jonathan Conricus, said in a Twitter post, adding that two of them were “severely” injured.

In response, the IDF used a tank to target a “military observation post near the place of the attack.” The shots were reportedly fired at a Hamas facility located east of the city of Khan Yunis, according to Israeli media.

Later on Saturday, the Israeli Air Force also targeted six Hamas targets located in the Gaza Strip, in what was called further retaliation for the detonation of an explosive device that hit an IDF patrol. The targets included a tunnel built by the Hamas militants, as well as several “military facilities” of the armed group, the Israeli media reported.

In a separate statement on Saturday night, the IDF added that it hit eight more Hamas military targets near Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip, and opened tank fire at two observation posts. The targets, according to the IDF spokesman, included Hamas weapons production sites. Israeli military struck a total of 18 targets in retaliation for the attack on its soldiers, according to the IDF.

The sirens that sounded across the border at 2:00 am local time, as the Israeli planes launched airstrikes on Gaza, were described by the IDF as a false alarm, the Haaretz reported, citing IDF spokesperson’s unit.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described the incident involving the Israeli patrol as “very serious.” He also vowed that Tel Aviv “will respond appropriately.”

The IDF also blamed the incident on Hamas and accused the group of staging “fake” demonstrations to cover their operations, which involved planting improvised explosive devices (IEDs). “The IED that wounded [four] IDF soldiers was placed under the cover of yesterday’s riot, attached to a flag,” Conricus said, adding that the IDF holds “Hamas responsible for all aggression from Gaza.”

The incident came amid increased tensions between Israelis and Palestinians, who are supported by Hamas. Protests gripped Palestinian territories after US President Donald Trump’s official recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

On February 10, more than 50 Palestinian protesters were injured by Israeli forces, which used live ammunition to suppress the 10th ‘Friday of Rage’ rally. The latest major clash between the Israeli military and the Palestinian armed groups occurred in November when the IDF used tanks and jets to attack Hamas positions following the mortar shelling of an Israeli outpost by another militant group.

In October, the IDF also blew up a tunnel built by militants, which stretched from the Gaza Strip into Israel’s territory. The Palestinian groups then vowed retaliation for the move, which claimed the lives of six militants.

In mid-December, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Tel Aviv would no longer play “ping-pong” by exchanging rocket attacks with the Palestinian militants. He also vowed to destroy all existing Palestinian tunnels using some “new technologies” invented by Israel.

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‘Avoid condoms, they’re not pleasurable,’ Duterte tells Filipinos
« Reply #11297 on: February 18, 2018, 04:57:44 AM »
 Outspoken Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has once again courted controversy for an off-the-cuff remark in which he advised Filipinos not to use condoms, as they aren’t “pleasurable.”

“Avoid condoms because condoms aren't pleasurable,”Duterte said at an event with overseas Filipino workers from Kuwait on Tuesday. The Philippines leader advised instead that women use “free” contraceptive pills, a point which he illustrated using a wrapped piece of candy. “Here, try eating it without unwrapping it,” he said. “Eat it. That’s what a condom is like.”

Duterte is well-known for his outlandish remarks, which have included rape jokes and politically incorrect humor about religion. As with his previous bizarre asides, the president came under intense criticism at home and abroad for advocating reckless behavior with regard to sexual health.

Not only has the Philippines long-struggled with the issue of unwanted pregnancy, owing to fierce opposition to contraceptives in the predominantly Catholic country, but it is also grappling with the fastest-growing HIV epidemic in the Asia-Pacific region, with cases more than doubling from 4,300 in 2010 to 10,500 in 2016, according to Rappler.

“President Duterte should stop making thoughtless, reckless, and irresponsible statements at the expense of public health,” said Senator Risa Hontiveros in a statement published Thursday. “President Duterte seems to be overly concerned with pleasure. There is nothing pleasurable or funny about the rise in our cases of HIV and teen pregnancy.”

“Instead of criticizing condoms as a pleasure inhibitor, Duterte should take meaningful action to protect the health of Filipinos by backing urgently needed policy changes to expand the accessibility and use of condoms in the Philippines,”said Carlos Conde, researcher for the Asia Division of HRW.

Two out of three new HIV infections occur among 15- to 24-year-old ‘males who have sex with males,’ or ‘MSMs.’ Condom use among MSMs has increased, from 36 percent in 2011 to 50 percent in 2015, but the rate of infection still remains high.

“Now let me clarify: We’re not talking about those that are openly gay... What we’re saying is any male who has sex with another male for whatever reason, is at risk for getting HIV based on our data,” Genesis Samonte, chief of the DOH’s Public Health Surveillance department said as cited by Rappler.

“The Philippines has become the country with the fastest growing HIV epidemic in Asia and the Pacific, and has become one of 8 countries that account for more than 85% of new HIV infections in the region,” Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial said at a press conference last year.

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This Mall Is Only for the Rich, and It’s Doing Fine
« Reply #11298 on: February 18, 2018, 05:10:46 AM »

Models from 100% Capri walk through the Bal Harbour Shops in Miami, advertising the store’s clothing.

The fanciest shopping center in America is expanding while the rest face a looming retail apocalypse.

At the northern tip of Miami Beach’s famed barrier island, atop what was once a tangle of mangrove-filled swamps, sits a three-story, 466,000-square-foot sanctum for the super-rich. A pair of models dressed in beige linen outfits strut silently past onlookers like a wandering catwalk ad. Outside, shoppers shell out $30 for valet parking and the right to show off their supercars near the main entryway. It’s sunny and breezy on this picturesque Monday afternoon, but when it does rain, mall workers will scurry out front with umbrellas to escort shoppers to shelter.

Bal Harbour Shops looks like a posh resort compared with the 1,100 or so indoor malls sprinkled throughout America’s suburbs. Instead of the glare of fluorescent lights and fake plants, the main drag here is lined with tropical greenery and ponds with turtles and koi. It’s different from your run-of-the-mill mall in other ways, too: This one isn’t constantly cutting deals on rent to get stores to stay. In fact, there’s a waitlist. And while some malls are desperately seeking financial lifelines, this one is planning a $400 million expansion.

On this day, Matthew Whitman Lazenby, the Bal Harbour Shops’ developer, is biting into a veggie club sandwich at the mall’s second-floor grill. The view is expensive: Range Rovers and Porsches sit outside amid the palm trees. Lazenby, 40, has just returned from a business trip to South America, where he visited several malls, including one in Sao Paulo that’s a virtual duplicate of his. The grandson of the mall’s late founder, Stanley Whitman, Lazenby says he’s fully cognizant of the industry’s troubles—and how they don’t really affect Bal Harbour.

“There’s not many luxury stores you go into and say, ‘Ugh, this is terrible,’” he says. “There are some, though. Not here.”

Malls across America are dealing with what’s been called the “retail apocalypse:” the looming death of an industry unable to cope with the shifting shopping habits of consumers. Clothing retailers close stores by the thousands as households shift spending to travel, eating out and other leisure activities. More importantly, foot traffic continues to slow as customers abandon the suburban mall for the ease of online shopping. U.S. e-commerce sales are expected to account for 17 percent of all retail by 2022, up from 12.7 percent in 2017, with Amazon.com Inc. the main driver, according to Forrester Research.

Even worse for the American mall, Credit Suisse has predicted that from 20 percent to 25 percent of the complexes will shut their doors within the next five years. It’s the kind of cultural cataclysm so total that suburban explorers now trek through dead malls with their cameras, chronicling decay as if they were ancient ruins.

While the malls Generation X came of age in are on death row, luxurious versions of those dinosaurs are doing just fine. Malls such as Americana Manhasset on the wealthy north shore of New York’s Long Island, the Forum Shops at Caesars in Las Vegas, and the Grove in Los Angeles, often teeming with a healthy mix of wealthy locals and spendthrift tourists. But even among these successful swanky malls, Bal Harbour Shops stands tallest. It regularly tops the annual list of the most productive shopping centers in America, according to real estate research firm Green Street Advisors. Bal Harbour Shops declined to share revenue numbers, conceding only that it’s profitable.

Though it’s not enough for a mall to simply be near rich folks, it sure does help, says Michael Brown, a partner in the retail practice of consulting firm A.T. Kearney. “Those malls in the densely populated, high-income sectors are continuing to thrive,” he says. Bal Harbour is certainly among them. Many shoppers do come here from afar, but some live right next door. The two towers of the equally decadent St. Regis Hotel across the street are visible from the mall’s second floor. The Ritz-Carlton is just down the road, with one-bedroom suites that can run more than $1,000 a night. Between them sits more than a half-dozen luxury high-rise condominiums lining that famous beach.

One downside for luxury malls located among the well-to-do, however, is that they constantly need to update their offerings to appease all those discerning buyers searching for the hottest brands.

But if your mall’s in the wrong place, all the hot stores in the world won’t save you—no matter what you’re selling.

Look no farther than a traditional mall located just 15 minutes from Bal Harbour. The Mall at 163rd Street in North Miami Beach is a desolate shell of its former self. Its decline took decades, as department store anchors slowly departed for a more upscale mall nearby. The only direction to go was downmarket, as a chunk of it was demolished and replaced by a Walmart Inc. Supercenter. What remains today is a tall, arched hallway where blocks of five storefronts or more remain vacant. Most kiosks are abandoned, too.

The few shoppers walking through on a weekday were headed to the discount racks at Marshall’s or Ross Dress for Less. A hopeful sign on the wall promises: “New stores coming soon!”

There is no Sears-to-Chanel story for the mall in Bal Harbour. It sought to be ostentatious from the start. When Stanley Finch Whitman opened the doors in 1965, he hoped to attract the poshest stores. Most European luxury brands had yet to invade the U.S., which left New York as the nation’s sole home for the glitziest names. Early shops and boutiques at Bal Harbour included FAO Schwartz and a Martha Phillips dress salon, but Whitman was unable to lure a major anchor for years. Then, in 1971, Dallas-based Neiman Marcus agreed to open its first department store outside its home state of Texas. New York’s Saks Fifth Avenue soon followed.

Lazenby joined his family’s company in 2003 and took over as chief executive in 2013. He’s more expansion-minded than his predecessors, investing in a second mall property downtown rather than staying put in Bal Harbour, as his grandfather did. “Now we have an eye on possibly doing some other things,” says Lazenby, who adds that while he’s open to more individual projects, he doesn’t plan to expand nationally. “Size has never been what it’s about.”

For the bulk of the U.S. retail world, the word “mall” has become a curse, one inexorably tied to the aforementioned apocalypse. Owners prefer “collection” or “town center” or “promenade.” Lazenby grudgingly concedes that Bal Harbour Shops is indeed a mall, but goes on to refer to “store clusters” as “shopping environments” instead.

Malls for the rich aren’t immune to e-commerce, Lazenby acknowledges—they just have more time than normal malls before the online monster hits. Much of luxury hasn’t shifted there yet—it’s much harder to convince shoppers to dump $10,000 on a bejeweled necklace or alligator shoes without seeing the items up close. Nevertheless, elite labels that once spurned e-commerce are now moving some business online. Internet retailers such as Net-A-Porter and Farfetch have proven that there is an appetite for high-end online shopping.

Even the 1 percent sometimes have to get buzzed in.

There are luxury brands that still shun the internet, but Lazenby warns they should pursue both sides of the business. “One shouldn’t be at the expense of the other,” he says.

Inside Bal Harbour, a row of jewelry stores draws double-takes, even from well-appointed passersby. These shiny outposts include Bvlgari, Harry Winston and Chopard. At Graff, the biggest head-turner is a ring with an emerald-cut diamond the size of a fingernail. These are among the few shops at Bal Harbour whose doors are closed—even the 1 percent sometimes have to get buzzed in. Still, the complex is generally a plush, pleasant, materialistic paradise for shoppers with cash to burn.

Not so for the mall’s tenants, who operate in an environment best labeled as cutthroat. Space is limited, so underperforming stores are often culled to make room for up-and-comers (That is, except for a fancy bookstore that earned a permanent spot on the third level). Shops are often relocated around the mall’s main hall as they jockey to gain additional selling space. Fashion labels such as Chanel, Gucci and Goyard currently rank as three of the most productive stores at Bal Harbour, the mall says.

Bal Harbour does include some stores you would see at a middle-class mall, but their offerings are much fancier. Ralph Lauren is here, for example, but this one is full of the retailer’s Purple Label line, the highest-end merchandise it sells, including $5,000 silk dinner jackets and $500 bronco belt buckles. More often, though, Bal Harbour serves up boutiques you won’t see at your local turnpike shopping center. Chanel’s shop, one of the biggest in the mall, has a VIP lounge for the highest rollers. Its store here is known for a selection of exotic leather bags that cost many times those of the already pricey lambskin basics.

As successful as Bal Harbour is, Lazenby isn’t sitting still. In 2015, demolition crews descended on a 70-year-old Congregational church behind the mall’s parking garage. “Worship this Sunday,” the sign for the Church by the Sea still read as a Caterpillar excavator ripped down its walls. Bal Harbour Shops had purchased the land for $30 million after a decades-long negotiation begun by Lazenby’s grandfather, who died last year. The deal sparked an uproar in the community.

“It’s crazy that they would go ahead at Christmas time—a religious time of year—and start demolishing a historic church,” one local resident told the Miami Herald. “What a Christmas gift for the residents of Bal Harbour and the congregants.”

Lazenby was unmoved. “Activist naysayers,” he called his detractors.

The new wing of Bal Harbour Shops that will take the church’s place is expected to open in 2023. The mall recently announced that a three-floor, 53,000-square-foot Barneys New York would be its new anchor shop.

On a recent sun-soaked afternoon, Lazenby is about to head back to his corporate office across from the mall. Shoppers who just finished lunch look into a window or two on their way out. A man in a T-shirt and basketball shorts exits Le Zoo, a restaurant where a cheeseburger costs $18. His friend asks him what stores are inside Bal Harbour. “Pretty much anything bougie,” he replies, as they stroll toward the shops.

They’re back just a few minutes later, toting a Versace shopping bag, and hop into a yellow, half-million-dollar Lamborghini parked right in front. The driver revs the engine repeatedly as they roll away, leaving nearby diners annoyed.

“Who was that?” a mall worker asks as the valet returns to his post.

The valet shrugs. “Somebody’s son.”

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3 Indisputable Facts That Show America is the Empire of the 21st Century
« Reply #11299 on: February 18, 2018, 05:18:54 AM »


The ‘American Empire Defined’ (in three ways) is a video essay to prove that America is the modern day empire of the 21st century. These three “Empire Facts” are indisputable and prove without a doubt that the United States of America in indeed an empire. And let us remember that there is no such thing as a good empire.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/3r4xLMdMZvk&fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/3r4xLMdMZvk&fs=1</a>

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Will Canada See the Forest for the Trees?
« Reply #11300 on: February 18, 2018, 05:24:45 AM »
The boreal, one of the world’s largest carbon sinks, is in danger. By working to save it, Canada could make a quantum leap, culturally and environmentally.



Because our neighboring nations have so much in common culturally, you can sometimes almost forget that you’ve traveled to another country when visiting Canada from the United States. But after spending much of the last year fighting the efforts of the Trump administration to undermine our environmental safeguards, I find it encouraging to meet with a government willing to consider taking much-needed actions to protect its communities and environmental treasures.

At the beginning of February, my NRDC colleague Anthony Swift and I traveled to Ottawa to meet with indigenous and environmental leaders as well as officials from the government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Our main focus was the boreal forest, one of the largest, most important forest ecosystems in the world. This massive biome, which rings the top of the globe just below the Arctic Circle, provides critical habitat for countless species and is the ancestral home for many hundreds of indigenous communities. It’s also one of our planet’s most effective carbon sinks, storing in its trees, plants, and soil as much as 44 percent of the earth’s land-based carbon, according to some experts.

Canada’s portion of the boreal forest is believed to store more than 300 billion tons of carbon, which is equivalent to the entire planet’s carbon dioxide emissions from 36 years of burning fossil fuels. That alone makes Canada the custodian of a precious global resource, one that must be tended with the utmost care.

Distressingly, however, industrial logging companies have clearcut more than 25 million acres of Canadian boreal over the past two decades. That activity triggers the release of more than 26 million metric tons of carbon dioxide per year—equal to the emissions from more than five million passenger vehicles. Sustained logging activity has also devastated millions of acres of habitat for the severely threatened boreal woodland caribou and other species and jeopardized the way of life for hundreds of First Nations and indigenous communities that have lived in the forest for thousands of years.

While the impact of industrial logging in the heart of the boreal has been enabled by a lack of protections, it has also been driven in significant part by U.S. demand for forest products used in the manufacture of our paper, tissue, and lumber. Indeed, eight major buyers of boreal products—companies like Kimberley-Clark, Proctor & Gamble, and Ben & Jerry’s—recently called on Canadian federal and provincial governments to take greater action to protect the boreal. Because of its vital importance to indigenous peoples and its global importance for our climate and species diversity, we all have a role to play to ensure that one of the world’s last great forests is protected.

We went to Ottawa hoping to speak with people who understood and appreciated the need for a healthy, thriving Canadian boreal forest. The Trudeau government has an enormous opportunity to pursue policies that protect the boreal, support a sustainable economy, and foster trust and reconciliation with indigenous peoples whose interests have long been ignored or derided by past governments. In striking this new balance, Prime Minister Trudeau must operate within a constitutional framework that gives Canada’s provinces primary authority over land use, a factor that inevitably shapes the effort to form a coherent, national boreal forest policy.

But our discussions made it clear that the Canadian boreal is so much more than a problem in need of solving. It also represents a rare opportunity for Canada to strengthen relationships with its indigenous peoples, protect and restore its caribou populations, slash its carbon footprint, and reinforce its burgeoning identity as an international leader on climate change and sustainable development. Immediate action on boreal forest protection could roll all of these urgent environmental and social priorities into a single, integrated solution.

The Trudeau government has taken steps in the right direction. But it needs to move farther and faster.

Last July, Ottawa proposed a nationwide action plan to protect boreal woodland caribou habitats. But between logging industry pushback and provincial politics, deadlines have been missed and concrete action has yet to be taken—at a time when any delay pushes Canada’s herds nearer to extinction. Without immediate action, scientists say, 30 percent of the country’s already-diminished boreal caribou population could disappear within the next 15 years.

That’s why it was reassuring to meet with federal officials who appreciate the cascade of environmental and social benefits that would result from preserving boreal caribou habitat. It would bring Canada closer to achieving the national biodiversity goals it set in 2015, including a commitment to conserve at least 17 percent of its territory as protected areas by 2020. Maintaining the health and efficacy of this gargantuan carbon sink would also be a cornerstone of Canada’s effort under the Paris Accord to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030.

But it’s clear that no boreal forest protection plan will succeed without the full participation of Indigenous communities, the original and sovereign caretakers of the Canadian boreal. Any decisions about how to protect and manage this land must be made jointly by representatives of federal and provincial governments and indigenous peoples. Groups like the Indigenous Leadership Initiative have already offered a blueprint to help the Trudeau government repair and strengthen the relationship between Ottawa and First Nations by honoring the unique and unbreakable bond between indigenous peoples and the land.

It’s a rare and lucky thing when you look more closely at what you’ve perceived as a problem and instead see a golden opportunity. That’s the real story of Canada’s wide, majestic, imperiled boreal forest. When it receives the protection it needs and deserves, the benefits will be returned to Canada a thousandfold.




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Cow escapes on way to slaughterhouse, smashes through metal fence, breaks arm of man trying to catch her then swims to safety on island in lake

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Cow escapes on way to slaughterhouse, smashes through metal fence, breaks arm of man trying to catch her then swims to safety on island in lake

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Utterly AMAZING!!!

Eating my next steak is going to be a problem after reading this.  :-\   :Thinkingof_:

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Cow escapes on way to slaughterhouse, smashes through metal fence, breaks arm of man trying to catch her then swims to safety on island in lake

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The Great Cow Bugout!  :icon_mrgreen:

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Cow escapes on way to slaughterhouse, smashes through metal fence, breaks arm of man trying to catch her then swims to safety on island in lake

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LOL!! fine with me, but I think we would have to vote on it! :)
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LOL!! fine with me, but I think we would have to vote on it! :)

I will set up a Poll for that!  ;D

Nominations now OPEN for the Diner Spirit Animal!

I nominate the Tardigrades!  They are fucking TOUGH little mother fuckers!  They can survive about anything short of the SUN☼ going Red Giant!  :icon_sunny:


We need 3 more nominations for setting up this poll.

Current Nominees:

1- Cows
2- Tardigrades

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LOL!! fine with me, but I think we would have to vote on it! :)

I will set up a Poll for that!  ;D

Nominations now OPEN for the Diner Spirit Animal!

I nominate the Tardigrades!  They are fucking TOUGH little mother fuckers!  They can survive about anything short of the SUN☼ going Red Giant!  :icon_sunny:


We need 3 more nominations for setting up this poll.

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1- Cows
2- Tardigrades

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No, RE: it's this ONE specific cow, who shows a sense of self-preservation and survival that is several standard deviations above the mean.
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No, RE: it's this ONE specific cow, who shows a sense of self-preservation and survival that is several standard deviations above the mean.

Well, for this ONE SPECIFIC COW, as opposed to being a Totem Animal, I would drop her in the category of Heroes of the Revolution with folks like Adam Swartz, Julian Assange, Edward Snowden, Frank Serpico, Russell Bentley et al.  One cow who STOOD TALL for all other cows and made her escape in the face of all the odds against her.  One cow who would NOT board the boxcar on the train to the Death Camp.  One cow ready to FIGHT to survive.  One cow with GUTS who would not QUIT!!! 🐄

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« Reply #11308 on: February 18, 2018, 09:53:31 AM »
The Poles need to read Temple Grandin and learn how to build slaughterhouses that don't drive cows crazy with pure fear. That's the crime here.

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Re: Knarf's Knewz Channel
« Reply #11309 on: February 18, 2018, 10:00:22 AM »
The Poles need to read Temple Grandin and learn how to build slaughterhouses that don't drive cows crazy with pure fear. That's the crime here.

http://www.grandin.com/

Ideally here, I think you just put them down out in the field with a Bullet-Brain meet-up.  Walk out into the pasture and pet the cow and tell her how much you love her and what great meals she will make.  Then blow her brains out with a .44 Magnum.

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