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dronestar
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Message 151 of 811 (645606)
12-28-2011 11:31 AM
Reply to: Message 150 by Larni
12-28-2011 10:52 AM


Re: Cheeta the Chimp, dies at 80
It is the chimp from Tarzan.

Chimps live about 30 years in the wild and about 40 years in captivity. 80 years is extraordinary.

Funny, I just saw a documentary about Tarzan during the holiday weekend. It featured a brief look at Cheeta as he is living in the sanctuary. Seemed to be a local celebrity and got around with his trainer/care-giver quite a bit. Since the terrible chimp attacks in the states recently, I would have thought laws would have been passed to make sure ALL chimps were put on a very short leash in public (if allowed at all).

Why do you detest chimps? Is it because of their imminent rise and subsequent take-over of the planet earth?


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Message 152 of 811 (645609)
12-28-2011 11:46 AM
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12-28-2011 11:31 AM


Re: Cheeta the Chimp, dies at 80
Why do you detest chimps?

I think they get a too good profile in the media. They really are nasty bastards but people think their 'so great'.

They have male cohorts that roam about the place attacking and eating monkeys and brutalising other cartloads of chimps.

They ruin tea parties.

I don't like how strong they are or the mean look older males get in their eye when they see something they want to take from you.

Compared to bonobos (with whom I only have mild distaste) they are aggressive, brutal, godless animals.

But it boils down to them getting better press than they deserve.

Funnily enough my wife feels the same way about dolphins.


The above ontological example models the zero premise to BB theory. It does so by applying the relative uniformity assumption that the alleged zero event eventually ontologically progressed from the compressed alleged sub-microscopic chaos to bloom/expand into all of the present observable order, more than it models the Biblical record evidence for the existence of Jehovah, the maximal Biblical god designer.
-Attributed to Buzsaw Message 53

Moreover that view is a blatantly anti-relativistic one. I'm rather inclined to think that space being relative to time and time relative to location should make such a naive hankering to pin-point an ultimate origin of anything, an aspiration that is not even wrong.

Well, Larni, let's say I much better know what I don't want to say than how exactly say what I do.


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dronestar
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Message 153 of 811 (645611)
12-28-2011 12:06 PM
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12-28-2011 11:46 AM


Re: Cheeta the Chimp, dies at 80
Larni writes:

I think they get a too good profile in the media. They really are nasty bastards but people think their 'so great'.

They ruin tea parties.

I don't like how strong they are or the mean look older males get in their eye when they see something they want to take from you.

Wrong thread. This isn't the "The Awesome Republican Primary" thread.

BTW, did you ever read about this chimp attack?:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Travis_%28chimpanzee%29


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Message 154 of 811 (649197)
01-21-2012 12:26 PM


Etta James

Edited by jar, : add atlast


Anyone so limited that they can only spell a word one way is severely handicapped!

  
rueh
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Message 155 of 811 (649237)
01-21-2012 4:40 PM


Johhny Otis


'Qui non intelligit, aut taceat, aut discat'
The mind is like a parachute. It only works when it is open.-FZ
The industrial revolution, flipped a bitch on evolution.-NOFX
It takes all kinds to make a mess- Benjamin Hoff

  
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Message 156 of 811 (649309)
01-22-2012 11:51 AM


Etta James & Johnny Otis, two more pioneers of blues & rock, gone.

There is no better love between 2 people than mutual respect for each other WT Young, 2002

Who gave anyone the authority to call me an authority on anything. WT Young, 1969

Since Evolution is only ~90% correct it should be thrown out and replaced by Creation which has even a lower % of correctness. W T Young, 2008


  
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Message 157 of 811 (649321)
01-22-2012 1:15 PM


Joe Paterno
Joe Pa is dead. I'm not much of a Penn State fan myself, but he was a hell of a football coach.

“Mythology is what we call someone else’s religion.” Joseph Campbell

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Message 158 of 811 (649338)
01-22-2012 2:59 PM
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01-22-2012 1:15 PM


Wrong Thread, Hooah
You're looking for "Tribute Thread for the Recently Passed Gits."

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Message 159 of 811 (649339)
01-22-2012 3:09 PM
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01-22-2012 2:59 PM


Re: Wrong Thread, Hooah
Just like I think Pete Rose should be in the HOF for the way he played and not what he did as a manager, I recognize Joe Pa for what he did as a coach and not what he did off the field, no matter how egregious.

“Mythology is what we call someone else’s religion.” Joseph Campbell

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Message 160 of 811 (649370)
01-22-2012 8:59 PM
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01-22-2012 3:09 PM


Re: Wrong Thread, Hooah
Isn't everything a coach does basically "off the field"? He wasn't out there on Beaver Field throwing touchdowns as coach, right?

I just don't see how you can celebrate Joe Paterno for the way he cultivated and guided and protected young men in a sports program and then overlook his incredibly disgusting and craven failure to protect young men in a sports program.

It's like saying that we should choose to recognize Francesco Schettino for what he did as a captain, and not what he did as the person in command of a seagoing vessel. Joe Paterno's responsibility to protect people from Jerry Sandusky precisely came from his position of authority in Penn State sports. You can't just set that stuff aside to evaluate his legacy because that is his legacy, as much as turning Penn State football around is.

Edited by crashfrog, : No reason given.


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Message 161 of 811 (649373)
01-23-2012 12:10 AM
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01-22-2012 8:59 PM


Re: Wrong Thread, Hooah
Isn't everything a coach does basically "off the field"?

In the sense that I used it, no. And I'm pretty sure you know this. He was a great football coach and that is what I was acknowledging. He will go down in NCAA infamy for his coaching.

I just don't see how you can celebrate Joe Paterno for the way he cultivated and guided and protected young men in a sports program and then overlook his incredibly disgusting and craven failure to protect young men in a sports program.

Was Bob Knight a bad coach?

Like I said, I am acknowledging his coaching ability because he was a football coach. How he handled his team other than in his capacity as head ball coach comes for a different life synopsis.


“Mythology is what we call someone else’s religion.” Joseph Campbell

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Message 162 of 811 (649466)
01-23-2012 3:18 PM
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01-23-2012 12:10 AM


Re: Wrong Thread, Hooah
Like I said, I am acknowledging his coaching ability because he was a football coach. How he handled his team other than in his capacity as head ball coach comes for a different life synopsis.

You're still missing the point. His capacity as head coach was why he was supposed to protect young men from being raped by Jerry Sandusky. That's something that coaches are supposed to do, every bit as much as they're supposed to train football teams how to win games.


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Message 163 of 811 (649469)
01-23-2012 3:44 PM
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01-23-2012 3:18 PM


Re: Wrong Thread, Hooah
Was Jerry Sandusky raping Penn State football players? Were the kids he was diddling even college aged? No and no.

why he was supposed to protect young men from being raped by Jerry Sandusky.

Were the "young men" Sandusky was diddling recruits for Penn State football program or something? Were the "young men" initially in Joe Paternos care, holding him responsible? Meaning, did Joe Paterno get some 10 year old and hand him to Sandusky?

Was EVERYONE involved with the cover-up of Sandusky wrong, including his wife??? Hell yes and you'll get zero argument from me about THAT skewed moral compass. However, the Sandusky case had zero to do with Joe Pa's ability to coach a football team. If, however, it turns out that the 10-15 year old boys he was diddling were college football athletes who played for Penn State under Joe Paterno......I recant everything I say.


“Mythology is what we call someone else’s religion.” Joseph Campbell

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Message 164 of 811 (649492)
01-23-2012 6:05 PM
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01-23-2012 3:44 PM


Alright, enough
You've both had your say on the issue, let's avoid dragging this thread any further into something that is not a tribute to recently passed greats.

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Message 165 of 811 (652032)
02-11-2012 9:43 PM


Whitney Houston
We will always love you Whitney


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