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Vrede too wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:12 pm
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Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:41 pm
... This was probably a goddamn trump cat that's been fucking up since birth.
One rock - finally - and it ran away like someone threw a draft notice at it.
:lol: And it ran like hell.

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neoplacebo wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:57 pm
Vrede too wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:12 pm
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Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:41 pm
... This was probably a goddamn trump cat that's been fucking up since birth.
One rock - finally - and it ran away like someone threw a draft notice at it.
:lol: And it ran like hell.
. . . despite its bone spurs.


I thought that this was going to be about PINO venturing across the Potomac:

There have been multiple sightings of a hairy, venomous caterpillar in Virginia

I guess not.
It is considered to be one of the most venomous caterpillars in the US, and there have been multiple reports of the puss caterpillar appearing in "parks or near structures" in eastern Virginia.
The Virginia Department of Forestry is warning residents to stay away from the caterpillar because it has venomous spines across its thick, furry coat.

"There are little hollow hairs in that fluffy, hairy material," Theresa Dellinger, a diagnostician at the Insect Identification Lab at Virginia Tech, told CNN. "It's not going to reach out and bite you, but if someone brushes up against that hair, it'll release toxins that you'll have a reaction to."

That reaction can include an itchy rash, vomiting, swollen glands and fever, according to the University of Michigan.

It'll also put you in a world of pain.

A Richmond, Virginia, resident described the feeling like a scorching-hot knife. A Florida mother said her teenage son began screaming when "stung" by one.

Why have there been multiple reports in Virginia?

The caterpillar isn't commonly found in the state. Sightings are more likely farther south, in states like Texas, or in midwestern states like Missouri, according to researchers. No one is entirely sure why there have been so many recent reports in Virginia....
Wait, now I'm not sure.
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The best wildlife photos of the year.....the photo of the probocis monkey looks a lot like trump.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/years-best-w ... 00209.html

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Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:19 am
The best wildlife photos of the year.....the photo of the probocis monkey looks a lot like trump.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/years-best-w ... 00209.html
The monkey's mouth is too wide. Now if you photoshopped the monkey's asshole in to where his mouth is, he'd be a dead ringer for trump.

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neoplacebo wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:19 am
The best wildlife photos of the year.....

Thanks!

the photo of the probocis monkey looks a lot like trump.

LOL

https://www.yahoo.com/news/years-best-w ... 00209.html
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Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:13 am
The monkey's mouth is too wide. Now if you photoshopped the monkey's asshole in to where his mouth is, he'd be a dead ringer for trump.
:lol: Before you posted I searched "probocis monkey ass" pics, but couldn't find the perfect one.
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O Really wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:13 am
neoplacebo wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:19 am
The best wildlife photos of the year.....the photo of the probocis monkey looks a lot like trump.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/years-best-w ... 00209.html
The monkey's mouth is too wide. Now if you photoshopped the monkey's asshole in to where his mouth is, he'd be a dead ringer for trump.
:lol: Yeah, that would be more accurate but as soon as I saw the photo I was struck immediately with the resemblance to trump. I just wonder if this particular monkey lies to, cheats on, or whines about the other monkeys in his area.

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Creepy vultures mark a row of houses (video)
October 22, 2020

What the “flock”? A large group of vultures stood atop four houses in Indian Trail, North Carolina, and spread their wings in an ominous display. The eerie sight, filmed on Oct. 11, has since gone viral — and sent shivers down the spine of Tracy Hamilton, a woman doing deliveries in town.
:shock: Happy Halloween.
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Re: Free the monkeys, or don't buy anymore coconuts from Thailand

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Good on Costco, fuck you Thailand

I preach more than anyone for understanding people from their perspective, be it chronological or cultural, but fuck this using chained monkeys to harvest coconuts and worse - the tourism department sells tickets to watch.

Set those monkeys free

https://nypost.com/2020/10/28/costco-pu ... key-labor/
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Capitalism in action.

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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:24 pm
Good on Costco, fuck you Thailand

I preach more than anyone for understanding people from their perspective, be it chronological or cultural, but fuck this using chained monkeys to harvest coconuts and worse - the tourism department sells tickets to watch.

Set those monkeys free

https://nypost.com/2020/10/28/costco-pu ... key-labor/
Thanks. It has to happen at the store, chain or wholesaler level.

I've written the Co-op, but I don't know what options and power a small independent shop has.
Hi,

Re: Costco pulling products allegedly made with forced monkey labor
https://nypost.com/2020/10/28/costco-pu ... key-labor/

The organic, Thai-style Tom Kha Phak soup on my shelf, bought at the Co-op and made by a California company, doesn't say where the coconuts are from on the can. Neither does the organic coconut milk made by an Oregon company.

Please do what you can.

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Maybe they could team up with the snakes
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Watch Moment Humpback Whale Nearly Swallows Kayakers

November 4, 2020

A pair of kayakers off the coast of California get more than they bargain for when a humpback whale breaches right under their kayak -- causing a near-Jonah moment. Here’s the terrifying video of the close encounter.
:shock: Some days, you are the sardine.
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Watch Moment Humpback Whale Nearly Swallows Kayakers

November 4, 2020

A pair of kayakers off the coast of California get more than they bargain for when a humpback whale breaches right under their kayak -- causing a near-Jonah moment. Here’s the terrifying video of the close encounter.
:shock: Some days, you are the sardine.
I've worried about sharks while in a kayak, but I can't begin to imagine a whale
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O Really wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:13 am
neoplacebo wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:19 am
The best wildlife photos of the year.....the photo of the probocis monkey looks a lot like trump.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/years-best-w ... 00209.html
The monkey's mouth is too wide. Now if you photoshopped the monkey's asshole in to where his mouth is, he'd be a dead ringer for trump.
:D

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Missing Naples yet?
Not really. I would say I've missed the weather, except they've had lousy weather. I certainly haven't missed having extra idiots running around without masks because DeSantis is a fool. But as to the gator, he's pretty much average size out in the Corkscrew Preserve, and not all that big for a golf course.

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Cool video of gorilla tending to injured bird. If trump watched this, he'd scoff and ask what's in it for the gorilla.
https://www.yahoo.com/huffpost/gorilla- ... 55836.html

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Delusional wingnuts of the GOP stripe have gained a foothold in the US and may be here for good unless we vote them into oblivion.

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