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sdwright
(underwater)
Posted: Feb 08, 2018 14:41
 

one, excuse my typos, I'm texting from my broom
 

Baketown wrote:
Pink Floyd's Animals?!?!?

 


sdwright
(underwater)
Posted: Feb 08, 2018 14:39
 

Don't let no ONE hate on good music.  Beauty is in the eye... And no on best hate on Pink neither... 

Baketown wrote:
Pink Floyd's Animals?!?!?

 

Baketown
(Phoenix, AZ)
Posted: Mar 13, 2017 13:18
 

Pink Floyd's Animals?!?!?
xkolibuul
(Chuckanut sandstone)
Posted: Nov 28, 2015 23:14
 

 iTuner wrote:

Pretty sure that in America no one is shooting sharks or elephants, but be proud because you got a pointless gun hating statement in. 
 
Actually the USA remains the world's second largest importer (after China) of elephant ivory, ALL of which is illegally/illicitly obtained.  And we occupy a similar status with regard to the shark fin trade, which are a prime reason shark populations have been decimated globally.

So, yeah, we Yanks got skin in this most shameful game.
fredriley
(Nottingham, UK)
Posted: Nov 03, 2015 4:26
 

 Proclivities wrote:

He was doing well for a while after he was revived, then he went rogue one day and trampled a quiet, little village of tribal mimes.  It was tragic since no one outside the village could see their pantomime cries for help  Also, he was not at all fooled by their "invisible wall" or "invisible rope" tricks.  The elephant was last seen wearing a striped shirt and beret.

 
{#Roflol}
TerryS
(Another SW)
Posted: Oct 28, 2015 17:22
 

 fredriley wrote:

If hunters had to use weapons other than guns - say, arrows, spears, bare hands even - they'd be many magnitudes fewer creatures, and the creatures would have a sporting chance. I don't know about the States, other than that youse hunt bears and deer, but in the UK every August, the "Glorious Twelfth", the grouse shooting season starts, with hundreds of posh bastards descending upon the hills and moors with double-barrelled shotguns to blast the shit out of grouse, ground-dwelling birds that have to be scared into the air and then fly like bricks. Hitting a grouse with a shotgun is easier than hitting a cow's arse with a banjo, but these Hooray Henrys consider this to be 'sport' and kill untold thousands of grouse each season. Perhaps if they had to use, say, .22 single-shot rifles, or, better, arrows, it would be 'sport'. Oh, and they'd be forced to eat the bird afterwards. As Freewheelin' Franklin said: "you kill it, you eat it"

Now that I think of it, in the States hunters almost eradicated the bison, which once roamed the prairies in millions, and are now reduced to a few small groups. They couldn't have done that without guns. Is that a "pointless gun hating statement", or just a statement of fact?

 
That'd be cruel and unusual punishment, because 7.5 shot can break the teeth of a yeoman, let alone a buck-toothed Sloane Ranger.
OK I'm in, force 'em to eat the whole damn thing. 
PS Looking on the bright side, the Telegraph recently said that S.L's are being reduced to butler status in service of the foreign oligarchs. How sweet.
twoplain2sea
(After the gold rush by my friend Amphion.)
Posted: Sep 27, 2015 8:55
 

Hot Doc.
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Sep 01, 2015 12:54
 

 CaffeineSam wrote:
I'm confused, is the elephant doing okay now ?

 
He was doing well for a while after he was revived, then he went rogue one day and trampled a quiet, little village of tribal mimes.  It was tragic since no one outside the village could see their pantomime cries for help  Also, he was not at all fooled by their "invisible wall" or "invisible rope" tricks.  The elephant was last seen wearing a striped shirt and beret.
CaffeineSam
Posted: May 30, 2015 13:58
 

I'm confused, is the elephant doing okay now ?
HT
Posted: Mar 11, 2014 10:08
 

Forgetting all the pointless rambling on things that have little to do with the music or the group, I think Elephant Revival makes some of the most interesting and wonderful music made today. "Drop" is only one example of heartfelt emotions and great delivery. They were amazing at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and should be seen in concert if possible. 

(And by the way, Bill, great set, putting them between Daniel Lanois and Damien RIce) 
Highlowsel
(New York City - Escape velocity attained; now what!?)
Posted: Nov 04, 2013 12:09
 

 fredriley wrote:

If hunters had to use weapons other than guns - say, arrows, spears, bare hands even - they'd be many magnitudes fewer creatures, and the creatures would have a sporting chance. I don't know about the States, other than that youse hunt bears and deer, but in the UK every August, the "Glorious Twelfth", the grouse shooting season starts, with hundreds of posh bastards descending upon the hills and moors with double-barrelled shotguns to blast the shit out of grouse, ground-dwelling birds that have to be scared into the air and then fly like bricks. Hitting a grouse with a shotgun is easier than hitting a cow's arse with a banjo, but these Hooray Henrys consider this to be 'sport' and kill untold thousands of grouse each season. Perhaps if they had to use, say, .22 single-shot rifles, or, better, arrows, it would be 'sport'. Oh, and they'd be forced to eat the bird afterwards. As Freewheelin' Franklin said: "you kill it, you eat it"

Now that I think of it, in the States hunters almost eradicated the bison, which once roamed the prairies in millions, and are now reduced to a few small groups. They couldn't have done that without guns. Is that a "pointless gun hating statement", or just a statement of fact?

 
Statement of fact.  But not so much about the gun, per se, and certainly is not something specific to the American demeanor.   Fact is, and history shows, we're a rapacious species oblivious of all but ourselves, and it ain't the gun that makes us that way.  Be it for greed or hunger or sport we're careless of all others that roam the planet, be they fish or fowl, mammal insect or reptile, and someday it'll be the death of us me thinks.  As Kurt Vonnegut would say.....So it (will) go....

Highlow
American Net'Zen
fredriley
(Nottingham, UK)
Posted: Sep 21, 2013 9:54
 

 iTuner wrote:

Pretty sure that in America no one is shooting sharks or elephants, but be proud because you got a pointless gun hating statement in. 
 
If hunters had to use weapons other than guns - say, arrows, spears, bare hands even - they'd be many magnitudes fewer creatures, and the creatures would have a sporting chance. I don't know about the States, other than that youse hunt bears and deer, but in the UK every August, the "Glorious Twelfth", the grouse shooting season starts, with hundreds of posh bastards descending upon the hills and moors with double-barrelled shotguns to blast the shit out of grouse, ground-dwelling birds that have to be scared into the air and then fly like bricks. Hitting a grouse with a shotgun is easier than hitting a cow's arse with a banjo, but these Hooray Henrys consider this to be 'sport' and kill untold thousands of grouse each season. Perhaps if they had to use, say, .22 single-shot rifles, or, better, arrows, it would be 'sport'. Oh, and they'd be forced to eat the bird afterwards. As Freewheelin' Franklin said: "you kill it, you eat it"

Now that I think of it, in the States hunters almost eradicated the bison, which once roamed the prairies in millions, and are now reduced to a few small groups. They couldn't have done that without guns. Is that a "pointless gun hating statement", or just a statement of fact?
Segue
(Almost Paradise)
Posted: Sep 21, 2013 9:48
 

Awful. Went on forever. 
iTuner
Posted: Aug 24, 2013 22:07
 

 dew34 wrote:


As it should, maybe apex predator species, ie wolves, bears, big cats all face elimination for one reason or another. Mostly it is the greed of man and his rapacious nature. Humans, espiecally in America, have a gun problem, that is triple fold inflicted upon the animal kingdom. We do it because we can and some instinct inbred since the days of cave dwelling demands we be the only force of great power in this world. That kind of insecurity is both maddening and nealy incomprehensible.

 
Pretty sure that in America no one is shooting sharks or elephants, but be proud because you got a pointless gun hating statement in. 
rascal
(Toronto)
Posted: May 30, 2013 20:31
 

Depth, good production....well done
dew34
(Wisconsin-quite woodsy)
Posted: Apr 20, 2013 14:22
 

 ch83575 wrote:

Thats terrible, I had no idea.  Its awful that we are moving backwards on several conservation issues, sharks come to mind.  The thought that shark-fin soup has led to the wanton mutilation and death of so many animals makes me terribly sad.

 

As it should, maybe apex predator species, ie wolves, bears, big cats all face elimination for one reason or another. Mostly it is the greed of man and his rapacious nature. Humans, espiecally in America, have a gun problem, that is triple fold inflicted upon the animal kingdom. We do it because we can and some instinct inbred since the days of cave dwelling demands we be the only force of great power in this world. That kind of insecurity is both maddening and nealy incomprehensible.
ch83575
Posted: Apr 11, 2013 14:49
 

 xkolibuul wrote:

Elephant conservation methods were very successful over large areas of Africa—until 2008 when China jump-started the global ivory trade by convincing the organization that monitors international wildlife trade (CITES) to grant a one-time legal sale of ivory from those countries that had conserved elephants well.  But that legal sale provided cover for many unsavory characters to start poaching elephants again and trading illegally gained ivory, mostly to China and SE Asia.  Since 2008, elephants have been slaughtered steadily across most of Africa, and 2012 was the worst year yet.  

At this point, South Africa is exceedingly atypical in having elephants that are at capacity in their limited habitats, and relatively well protected in parks—thus the contraceptives that catch peoples' attention.  But even there, experts are worried that poaching will arrive:

http://mg.co.za/article/2012-12-05-experts-alarmed-by-dramatic-increase-in-elephant-killings

Across all of West and Central Africa, elephants could disappear entirely if current poaching rates continue.  And East Africa has seen a huge upswing in elephant killing as well.  It is like the dark days of the 1980s when elephants were slaughtered in droves—only with vastly greater ivory demand now from China.  I would love to proclaim an Elephant Revival, but sadly we have a long, long ways to go to reach that.  

 
Thats terrible, I had no idea.  Its awful that we are moving backwards on several conservation issues, sharks come to mind.  The thought that shark-fin soup has led to the wanton mutilation and death of so many animals makes me terribly sad.
xkolibuul
(Chuckanut sandstone)
Posted: Apr 06, 2013 23:25
 

 ch83575 wrote:

I am not an expert in the matter, but I was under the impression that elephant conservation methods have been very successful over large areas of Africa.  Successful to the point where humane methods of population control, including birth control vaccines, are being considered in South Africa (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/15/elephant-birth-control_n_1778127.html). Now, I am not saying that poaching is not a serious problem, and I believe that conserving our natural resources is an obligation that we must take much more seriously globally, but I think that obviously there is somebody doing something right with the elephants.  Like I said, im not an expert on elephant conservation or anything like that, but it seems to me that if some areas of Africa are instituting elephant birth control that it is probably unreasonable to think that our kids will grow in a world without wild elephants.  Maybe we could even call it an Elephant Revival!
 
Elephant conservation methods were very successful over large areas of Africa—until 2008 when China jump-started the global ivory trade by convincing the organization that monitors international wildlife trade (CITES) to grant a one-time legal sale of ivory from those countries that had conserved elephants well.  But that legal sale provided cover for many unsavory characters to start poaching elephants again and trading illegally gained ivory, mostly to China and SE Asia.  Since 2008, elephants have been slaughtered steadily across most of Africa, and 2012 was the worst year yet.  

At this point, South Africa is exceedingly atypical in having elephants that are at capacity in their limited habitats, and relatively well protected in parks—thus the contraceptives that catch peoples' attention.  But even there, experts are worried that poaching will arrive:

http://mg.co.za/article/2012-12-05-experts-alarmed-by-dramatic-increase-in-elephant-killings

Across all of West and Central Africa, elephants could disappear entirely if current poaching rates continue.  And East Africa has seen a huge upswing in elephant killing as well.  It is like the dark days of the 1980s when elephants were slaughtered in droves—only with vastly greater ivory demand now from China.  I would love to proclaim an Elephant Revival, but sadly we have a long, long ways to go to reach that.  
Jersey_Joe
(Where else)
Posted: Mar 16, 2013 7:40
 

Great group.  Saw them live at the HBT in blairstown. 5 talented players.
Derecho
(A Land Without Traffic Lights)
Posted: Mar 16, 2013 7:17
 

Mrs. Iron & Wine?