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Thank You On Behalf Of My Family

 
 
Reply Fri 31 Jan, 2014 11:19 am
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v288/stevetheq/hugs_zpsa2b95686.jpg
 
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 31 Jan, 2014 11:46 am
Instead, Mobile will do it.
Laughing
Just a joke.
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BillRM
 
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Reply Fri 31 Jan, 2014 11:52 am
@blueveinedthrobber,
Other then mankind those cute and lovely looking bears are the most dangerous land predators on earth.

Quote:


Robert Heinlein quote

There are hidden contradictions in the minds of people who "love Nature" while deploring the "artificialities" with which "Man has spoiled 'Nature.'" The obvious contradiction lies in their choice of words, which imply that Man and his artifacts are not part of "Nature" — but beavers and their dams are. But the contradictions go deeper than this prima-facie absurdity. In declaring his love for a beaver dam (erected by beavers for beavers' purposes) and his hatred for dams erected by men (for the purposes of men) the Naturist reveals his hatred for his own race — i.e., his own self-hatred.
In the case of "Naturists" such self-hatred is understandable; they are such a sorry lot. But hatred is too strong an emotion to feel toward them; pity and contempt are the most they rate.
As for me, willy-nilly I am a man, not a beaver, and H. sapiens is the only race I have or can have. Fortunately for me, I like being part of a race made up of men and women — it strikes me as a fine arrangement — and perfectly "natural" Believe it or not, there were "Naturists" who opposed the first flight to old Earth's Moon as being "unnatural" and a "despoiling of Nature."
saab
 
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Reply Fri 31 Jan, 2014 12:18 pm
@BillRM,
Quote:
the most dangerous land predators on earth.


It is not the most dangerous land predators
It is one of the most dangerous animals......
farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 31 Jan, 2014 12:19 pm
@BillRM,
who says we "love" beaver dams. henever were up in Maine we and neighbors are always tearing em apart and dynamiting them. They can ruin good pasture and even undermine foundations by backing up ground water.
So your analogy isn't too valid for "naturism"

Are you saying that animals should not have a place in the environment?
blueveinedthrobber
 
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Reply Fri 31 Jan, 2014 12:36 pm
that's right, we Polar Bears are adorable but we'd also as soon rip you apart as not if you piss us off. Always good to keep in mind. Evil or Very Mad Laughing
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blueveinedthrobber
 
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Reply Fri 31 Jan, 2014 12:37 pm
@saab,
saab wrote:

Quote:
the most dangerous land predators on earth.


It is not the most dangerous land predators
It is one of the most dangerous animals......


Man is THE most dangerous predator
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 31 Jan, 2014 12:41 pm
@farmerman,
Never really liked Heinlein's reasoning on many subjects. I see us looking for a balance, to allow animals and humans to coexist as much as we can.
Romeo Fabulini
 
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Reply Fri 31 Jan, 2014 12:41 pm
Oil industry experts predict oil will finally run out "sometime this century".
So I bet when that begins to happen all motorists will be screaming like crazy for oil to be got out of Alaska and everywhere else..Smile
(I don't drive, never have, never will)
saab
 
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Reply Fri 31 Jan, 2014 12:42 pm
@blueveinedthrobber,
I said it is one of the most dangerous - which would also include mankind - if that is what you want.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sat 1 Feb, 2014 07:59 am
@Romeo Fabulini,
Romeo Fabulini wrote:

Oil industry experts predict oil will finally run out "sometime this century".
So I bet when that begins to happen all motorists will be screaming
like crazy for oil to be got out of Alaska and everywhere else..Smile
(I don't drive, never have, never will)
Y not ???
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sat 1 Feb, 2014 08:04 am
@edgarblythe,
I would certainly agree that Heinlein was not a great thinker. It's possible to read all of his books quickly by just skipping over his reactionary, allegedly libertarian rants, which eliminates more than half of the text. Just to sweeten the mix, he was elitist, sexist and racist.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sat 1 Feb, 2014 03:21 pm
@Setanta,
Its been a long time, but I remember him as an anti-racist.

How did he fail as a libertarian ?
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BillRM
 
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Reply Sat 1 Feb, 2014 04:17 pm
@Setanta,
Quote:
Just to sweeten the mix, he was elitist, sexist and racist.


Interesting claims let see he married his second wife an engineer of all things in the late 1940s.

Off hand that seems to be a strange thing to do if he was a sexist to picked a wife that had the drive and nerve to have an engineering career in the 1930s/1940s.

In this book starship troopers he did not have any women in ground combat but the officers of the troops ships up to the captain tend to be female and they went into harm way.

Oh I forgot the main character in that book was reveal to be black at the end of the book if memory serve me correctly.

Next as far as being elitist once more referring to that book anyone who wish to go into Federal service could be a citizen and some countries had a very small percents of it population citizens and some have eighty percents or more citizens.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sat 1 Feb, 2014 04:32 pm
@BillRM,
Its been so long that I hesistate to trust my memory
but in The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress, if I remember
he wrote of multiple marriage groups of several members,
of which 1 was an African. U can t get much more un-racistic than marrying a black.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sat 1 Feb, 2014 04:37 pm

Again, in The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress
the leading character (the 1 with a mechanical hand),
he was not shown to have come from the elite.

Maybe lower middle-class, was my general impression of him.
BillRM
 
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Reply Sat 1 Feb, 2014 04:38 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
Yes in moon is a Harsh Mistress no one care about skin colors and one of the characters was a young female who attacked the warden guards bare handed when they came into a meeting shooting.

The girl as young as she happen to be was then given an important position in the revolution due to her actions.
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BillRM
 
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Reply Sat 1 Feb, 2014 04:41 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
Quote:
Again, in The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress
the leading character (the 1 with a mechanical hand),
he was not shown to have come from the elite.

Maybe lower middle-class, was my general impression of him


He married into one of the oldest and most important line marriages on the moon so at the time of the story he did have a fairly high social standing.
BillRM
 
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Reply Sat 1 Feb, 2014 04:44 pm
@Setanta,
Quote:
Just to sweeten the mix, he was elitist, sexist and racist


To sum up from either his personal life or his writings I do not see him being guilty of any of the above charges.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sat 1 Feb, 2014 04:50 pm
@BillRM,
Mr. Setanta wrote:
Just to sweeten the mix, he was elitist, sexist and racist.
BillRM wrote:
Oh I forgot the main character in that book was reveal to be black
at the end of the book if memory serve me correctly.
If Heinlein did that in 2 books (at least)
that shows an anti-racist crusade from him,
yet Mr. S feels a need to characterize him as a racist.
What more does he WANT??? Seriously??




David
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