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Offline Hydra009

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« Reply #30 on: March 21, 2021, 09:18:03 PM »
Tasmanian tiger

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« Reply #31 on: March 21, 2021, 10:00:13 PM »
Since 1996,7 September (the date in 1936 on which the last known Tasmanian Tiger (AKA, the thylacine) died) has been commemorated in Australia as National Threatened Species Day.

In 1983, the American media mogul Ted Turner offered a $100,000 reward for proof of the continued existence of the Tasmanian Tiger.

In March 2005, Australian news magazine The Bulletin, as part of its 125th anniversary celebrations, offered a $1.25 million reward for the safe capture of a live thylacine.

And there is talk of un-extinct-ing the Tasmanian Tiger, the wolf-like carnivorous marsupial was a bit odd in that both males and females had pouches..how sweet! Brilliant idea to put a bounty on their heads.



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« Reply #32 on: March 21, 2021, 11:37:15 PM »
Tasmanian Tiger.  Must be related to Taz of Looney Tunes fame. :)
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent,
Is he able but not willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able or willing?
Then why call him god?

Offline Hydra009

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« Reply #33 on: March 22, 2021, 12:26:19 AM »
I have one: world's oldest joke (that we know of)

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« Reply #34 on: March 22, 2021, 07:58:38 AM »
Thylacine.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

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« Reply #35 on: March 22, 2021, 08:04:50 AM »
I have one: world's oldest joke (that we know of)
IDK, but I hope a priest or witchdoctor is involved.

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« Reply #36 on: March 22, 2021, 08:07:45 AM »
Thylacine.
I had to look up the correct pronunciation. With the "hard-i" it does sound "Australian".

Offline drunkenshoe

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« Reply #37 on: March 22, 2021, 10:23:04 AM »
When you look back at historical film and photos of people out-and-about I am often struck by how "well dressed" they are. ...

And I grew up with those hats.  I never had one, because they were for adults.  When I got to be that age, the hats were out, and long hair was in.

My paternal grandfather have pictures dressed in the same style -with friends and people dressed the same- and it looked always unreal to me. Like a movie shot but taken badly, lol. Those hats, the shoes... And they were not some high class family living in some big city. They lived in a small city in middle Black Sea. Imagine that, it is Northern Anatolia. But then probably my perception of the past is pretty distorted because how backwards things have gone in different ways.

But then mom's university photos look the same in a very different way. Obviously, it is the 68, but my folk didn't dress casual in the fashion except out or in some concert, house party, club according to the pics. But their faces, the way they all look is so different. They all have this earnest, bright, original looks. It's hopeful. And those days were so bad around here too. They all look individual in the real sense to me. Maybe because pics are so spontenous and selfies didn't exist. I have no idea, but I'm kind of jelaous.

E: Love this thread...Thanks, Cassia. I was just able to guess Welles and Tazmanian kitty, but looking up others and learning stuff.

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"I believe you find life such a problem because you think there are good people and bad people. You're wrong, of course. There are, always and only, the bad people, but some of them are on opposite sides." Havelock Vetinari

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« Reply #38 on: March 22, 2021, 10:27:52 AM »
They all have this earnest, bright, original looks.
YES ! That is exactly the same as our old photos. People not so jaded. Almost a bit more innocent and hopeful than we see in today's photos.

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« Reply #39 on: March 22, 2021, 02:08:43 PM »
Blackleaf, you said this in another thread:  Texas is practically its own country. It's only the Southern part of Texas that's shit. The rest is fine. And if we could get rid of Abbot, we'll be much better. Florida is the place that, after a school shooting that made national news, decided not to even discuss gun control at all, instead choosing to discuss the "dangers of pornography." Florida has such a reputation for craziness, they turned it into a meme with Florida Man. lol

Did not feel my response would be appropriate for that thread content.  So, I'll post here.  My dad was from Texas, and I still have a bunch of relatives in Texas, mainly in and around Houston.  I've been in Texas several times.  Not impressed--too hot.  And being from Oregon, a state with a much better history than racist Texas.  After all, we never had those 'colored' and 'whites' signs all over the place.  Well, more scales dropped from my eyes in the past week.  Saw an article that had this info:

Oregon’s history of racism
While we may think of Oregon as a progressive state, our history is steeped in racism. The territorial legislature passed a Black exclusion law in 1844. When Oregon became a state in 1859 in the run up to the Civil War, the original constitution banned slavery, but it also prohibited Black people from residing here or owning real estate. Black and Chinese people were originally denied the right to vote. In 1923, Oregon prohibited Japanese Americans from owning real property and allowed cities to deny them business licenses. Two decades later, federal internment camps held approximately 4,000 Oregonians of Japanese ancestry, despite their citizenship. More recently, banks and real estate professionals engaged in a racist lending practice known as “redlining” to keep people out of neighborhoods because of race or nationality. The effects of Oregon’s systemic racism are still felt today.

The above illustrates how my awareness is shaped.  Even with a history degree from college, I did not realize the above.  I should have been very aware of those facts.  I have visited two Oregon towns that had extensive tunnels dug under the city by Chinese workers.  Why?  Because there was a law on the Oregon books that allowed a Chinese person who is out after dark to be gunned down with impunity.  The tunnels were so extensive that the Chinese had a little town in them--jails, barber shops, laundries, shops, opium dens, meeting places, etc.  The prostitutes also used those same tunnels frequently.  Anyway, it shocked me when I learned those facts, and it shouldn't have.  I guess for me to fully understand the extent of just how very, very racist this country is and has been, I have to be slapped up-side the head to get my attention. 
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent,
Is he able but not willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able or willing?
Then why call him god?

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« Reply #40 on: March 22, 2021, 02:30:11 PM »
I had to look up the correct pronunciation. With the "hard-i" it does sound "Australian".
No real Australian would worry about "correct" pronunciation.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

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« Reply #41 on: March 22, 2021, 02:46:16 PM »
Blackleaf, you said this in another thread:  Texas is practically its own country. It's only the Southern part of Texas that's shit. The rest is fine. And if we could get rid of Abbot, we'll be much better. Florida is the place that, after a school shooting that made national news, decided not to even discuss gun control at all, instead choosing to discuss the "dangers of pornography." Florida has such a reputation for craziness, they turned it into a meme with Florida Man. lol

Did not feel my response would be appropriate for that thread content.  So, I'll post here.  My dad was from Texas, and I still have a bunch of relatives in Texas, mainly in and around Houston.  I've been in Texas several times.  Not impressed--too hot.  And being from Oregon, a state with a much better history than racist Texas.  After all, we never had those 'colored' and 'whites' signs all over the place.  Well, more scales dropped from my eyes in the past week.  Saw an article that had this info:

Oregon’s history of racism
While we may think of Oregon as a progressive state, our history is steeped in racism. The territorial legislature passed a Black exclusion law in 1844. When Oregon became a state in 1859 in the run up to the Civil War, the original constitution banned slavery, but it also prohibited Black people from residing here or owning real estate. Black and Chinese people were originally denied the right to vote. In 1923, Oregon prohibited Japanese Americans from owning real property and allowed cities to deny them business licenses. Two decades later, federal internment camps held approximately 4,000 Oregonians of Japanese ancestry, despite their citizenship. More recently, banks and real estate professionals engaged in a racist lending practice known as “redlining” to keep people out of neighborhoods because of race or nationality. The effects of Oregon’s systemic racism are still felt today.

The above illustrates how my awareness is shaped.  Even with a history degree from college, I did not realize the above.  I should have been very aware of those facts.  I have visited two Oregon towns that had extensive tunnels dug under the city by Chinese workers.  Why?  Because there was a law on the Oregon books that allowed a Chinese person who is out after dark to be gunned down with impunity.  The tunnels were so extensive that the Chinese had a little town in them--jails, barber shops, laundries, shops, opium dens, meeting places, etc.  The prostitutes also used those same tunnels frequently.  Anyway, it shocked me when I learned those facts, and it shouldn't have.  I guess for me to fully understand the extent of just how very, very racist this country is and has been, I have to be slapped up-side the head to get my attention.
My family is from New England and NYC originally. After moving around some (including Florida and Georgia) we went back to NY and holy crap those people were not exactly the liberal "melting pot" I expected. Archie Bunker was everywhere. Spent time working out in Kansas as well. Never saw so many rebel army flags in my life. Yeah I am hesitant to use that wide brush anymore. Trump is not from Alabama yet they like him down there just the same.

Offline aitm

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« Reply #42 on: March 22, 2021, 06:15:55 PM »
Unfortunately the racist have not only crawled out of their holes, been a shit load of them sitting next to us all along jes playing nice. Massive disappointment in my life.
A humans desire to live is exceeded only by their willingness to die for another. Even god cannot equal this magnificent sacrifice. No god has the right to judge them.-first tenant of the Panotheust

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« Reply #43 on: March 22, 2021, 06:23:44 PM »
Unfortunately the racist have not only crawled out of their holes, been a shit load of them sitting next to us all along jes playing nice. Massive disappointment in my life.
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Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent,
Is he able but not willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able or willing?
Then why call him god?

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« Reply #44 on: March 24, 2021, 08:47:41 PM »
What does this little girl....

have to do with this mess?