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?
But overall he was like most politicians, a bag of shit.
Surprised you wrote that. What specifically didn't you like?
Salute to a fighter FOR THE 99%. The corporate media and americian government FOR THE 1% often called him a dictator, but Chávez was repeatedly elected by large margins (by elections that Pres Jimmy Carter said were the fairest in the world).
To those that continue to willfully believe that Obama is a similar socialist, you are simply retarded . . .
Inequality shrank under Chavez, poverty was dramatically reduced, education and health care improved, and illiteracy was eliminated. When the economy reeled from the 2008 global crisis, Chavez didn't bail out the banks and pander to the wealthy, but increased social spending for the most vulnerable. When cataclysmic landslides threw hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans into homelessness, Chavez housed them all.
President Obama has nearly the exact opposite track record. The big banks remain the big winners in the Obama Administration, having been bailed out and then given an endless supply of cheap money via the Federal Reserve that has boosted their profits. All of this takes place while the job crisis grinds on for working people, creating an endless supply of austerity budgets on the city, state, and national level. When new jobs become available they are below a living wage.
I can't in good conscience like anyone affiliated with Castro or someone who supports his government. Supporting Castro means you're supporting a maniac, a murderer, a lunatic dictator that many family and family of friends of mine suffered under and many were killed.
If there was nothing else about Chavez, this alone would cause me to dislike him.
Re: Ding Dong over Thatcher song makes the BBC no better than China
Were you an adult in the UK during that time?
I repeat, since I lived (as an adult) through the Reagan/Thatcher years, and their policies were VERY similar, I feel I have at least a clue.
You think a children's tune from the Wizard of Oz is the same sentiment as saying 'rot in hell, bitch'? I disagree.
So if I showed up at your mother's funeral and started singing the song "Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead", you would think I was merely singing a children's tune? Really?
However, after enormous publicity, there have been only 10,600 sales so far - so there's a way to go to reach the 'millions' you claim agree with you.
Are you stating it only takes 10,600 sales to be automatically chosen for the BBC's chart-countdown radio show. Really?
Tangle, so far you only seem to be criticising me because I am speaking ill of the dead. But perhaps there is more to your reprimand? So I'll ask directly . . . Do you think Thatcher was actually a good leader for Britain/world . . . Is Britain/world better off because of her policies?
Ray Harryhausen, special effects pioneer, dies at 92
One of my idols . . .
quote:Ray Harryhausen, whose dazzling and innovative visual effects work on fantasy adventure films like The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad (1958) and Jason and the Argonauts (1963) augured the explosion of effects-driven cinema over the last 30 years, died in London on May 7 at the age of 92, according to his Facebook page.
I don't know, but I think a forum devoted to critical thinking and logic should salute one of mankind's greatest fictional polymaths (B.A. from U.S.C., a B.S. from U.C.L.A., an M.A. from S.M.U. and a Ph.D. from T.C.U.):
Russell Johnson (November 10, 1924 – January 16, 2014), as the Professor
Not sure if the type of watchers of Gilligan's Island ever appreciated his keen intellect, but I am hoping he inspired some to travel farther intellectually than they would have without his presence.