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| July 9, 2020

What's the Difference Between Asian and African Elephants ...

There are 275 reported dead elephants in Botswana: the dead elephants have been found in Okavango Province in Botswans. 356 deaths have been reported. The cause appears to be a neurological disorder or disease, as they are seen wandering in circles, and some carcasses have been found to have fallen on their faces. The elephants in the photo are two different species.

The full story is here, with an embedded video:

https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/505782-officials-investigate-mysterious-deaths-of-more-than-350-elephants

This by itself is disturbing enough, since people are now poaching wildlife in India, e.g., tigers and jaguars are being poached during the CV-19 crisis. I know those people are desperate for money, but isn’t India wealthy enough to support those in need?  No?  No food pantries? No help from the gubbmint?

Okay, moving on…. the disease is only found in Africa so far. I will keep an eye on any progress in discovering what it is, but it does appear to be contagious among elephants, which means it can spread outside Botswana. There’s no word just yet on whether it’s something that might infect humans, which is a good reason to try to keep tabs on it.

In the same column of links, I found that the so-called liberals have decided, with their usual degree of utter stupidity, tackiness and bad manners,  decided that a dead elephant (see link at Amazon) is not just a great idea for mocking the GOPers party, but a WHOPPER of a great idea!!.

So various and sundry money-grubbing idiots have started selling “GOP Dead Elephant” shirts and posters. They’re being sold on the independent sales sites such as Amazon and Red Bubble:  https://www.amazon.com/Dead-Elephant-Republican-Protest-Tank/dp/B084F3VMDH?customId=B07MZP9QWJ&th=1

Real funny, right? Oh, just super, super duper funny!

Here’s a way to embarrass these jerks without starting a screaming match.

They are part of the population group that tries to hammer the rest of us about how the Earth is going to be completely destroyed (in 12 years, per AOC) by the following things: (pick one: plastic straws, any carbon-based product that produces CO2 as a byproduct, mining for rare elements that go into their iPhones, climate change, etc., etc., etc.) and yes, they just groove on “the environment” and “wildlife” (which is why they get chased by bears and coyotes).  They’ll probably be horrified by the reports of (not poached) dead elephants, and then you can point out that someone is selling (or that they might be wearing) “dead elephant” T-shirts and it’s about as tacky and disrespectful to elephants as you can get. They simply shouldn’t support such gross tackiness by wearing a “dead elephants” T-shirt, which is cheesy, tawdry, tasteless, and about as close to despicable as you can get…. considering that elephants never did anything to them, personally.

And then you can hand them a printout of the article from The Hill and walk away before they ask you where Botswana is located.

You could also bring up the plight of children as young as five years old being made to dig for cobalt in the Congo. It’s one of those elements that go into their precious iPhones and other electronic junk.  https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2019/dec/16/apple-and-google-named-in-us-lawsuit-over-congolese-child-cobalt-mining-deaths

From the Guardian article:   The extraction of cobalt from DRC has been linked to human rights abuses, corruption, environmental destruction and child labour.

The families argue in the claim that their children were working illegally at mines owned by UK mining company Glencore. The court papers allege that cobalt from the Glencore-owned mines is sold to Umicore, a Brussels-based metal and mining trader, which then sells battery-grade cobalt to Apple, Google, Tesla, Microsoft and Dell.

Other plaintiffs in the court documents say they worked at mines owned by Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt, a major Chinese cobalt firm, which the lawsuit claims supplies Apple, Dell, and Microsoft and is likely to supply the other defendants.

In the court documents, the Congolese families describe how their children were driven by extreme poverty to seek work in large mining sites, where they claim they were paid as little as $2 (£1.50) a day for backbreaking and dangerous work digging for cobalt rocks with primitive tools in dark, underground tunnels. – article

Those spoiled liberal brats are not much more than overgrown infants who  have everything, and those Congolese kids have nothing – literally, nothing.

My sister informed me (four freakin’ texts!) that she has spent more time correcting badly written essays then she had ever expected to see, and is getting brain cramps from it. That’s an indication of lousy teaching at the grade school to high school levels. I have into some of that generation who can barely do simple arithmetic, but are in college where results are expected out of them. Far too much dependence on electronic junk and not enough on using brains that are in the process of atrophying from lack of use – something like that.

Taking the wind out of their sails and putting them on a humongous guilt trip is a lot more fun that picking a fight, isn’t it?

Category: "The Floggings Will Continue Until Morale Improves", Exploitation, Liberals suck, Politics

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  1. 5th/77th FA says:

    You expect any different from a bunch of Jackasses? My apologies to burros everywhere.

    Outstanding articles and presentation M’Lady, but your theory does not fit the narrative. The dead elephants were killed by white slavers riding them deep into darkest Africa to procure child slaves for the exploitation of Mother Earth’s Bounty for the makings of war mongering tools for the Great Satan. Any cobalt used in renewable green energy products is picked up while just laying about by Rainbow Warriors on a Nature Hike. No elephant tusk or Rhino Horns are shipped to the benevolent friends of Africa to China for use in the Ivory or medicine trade.

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      Don’t worry, GunBunny. I have a breakfast recipe coming up that should make you feel like you just stepped back into your Grandma’s kitchen a thousand years ago….

      I will be keeping a weather eye on this subject, too. I happen to like elephants a lot.

  2. FuzeVT says:

    There’s so much to be depressed about in this post. I’ll just say this – poachers are shreds of human debris and that being on a poacher hunt, while dangerous, would be extremely fulfilling.

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      Yeah, but these elephants weren’t poached. They have some bug of some kind, which is worse.

      I wondered if the CV19 virus might have anything to do with it – wild guess on my part – and it does attack the nervous system.

      And now I’m getting worried because some of that cobalt goes to a Chinese company. Coincidence? Possibly, but… I’d rather be wrong than right re: this.

      • FuzeVT says:

        True enough, but poachers were mentioned and – as I said – it was one of the many depressing things in the article.

  3. Slow Joe says:

    As long as our domestic animals are ok, I don’t care if some wild life species disappear.

    We had 5 mass extinction according to the archeological record, and life always continued, with the surviving species expanding into the newly available environment vacated by the extinct species.

    Nobody misses the victims of the Permian Extinction, who’s demise allowed the dinosaurs to expand to over a thousand species around the world.

    So if elephants go the way of the dodo or the giant Auk, at least we have a few videos on youtube.

  4. George V says:

    Not a comment on elephant disease, but on education. Ex, you wrote ” That’s an indication of lousy teaching …. but are in college where results are expected out of them.”

    There is a fix for that already being implemented. Just stop expecting results at the college levels.

    Imagine the day when the specs for a new warplane or ship are written by those who can’t write coherently, and the engineering is done by those who postulate that 2+2=5 or 2+2=3 depending on their belief.

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      I know. And they’ll wonder why there is nothing new in the world because they put all the burden on machines to do their thinking for them.

      I keep hoping that something will happen to change back to real education, at least before I die.

  5. Mason says:

    Great. We had Bird Flu, Swine Flu, and Mad Cow. Now we got to start worrying about Elephant Flu.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      Some are braying that the Black Plague has resurfaced in China, there goes my bet on Mutant Flying Piranha Fish or killer tomatoes being the next big crisis!

  6. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    You can bet your favorite MRE item that if anyone was selling “dead donkey” shirts, the Donks would be shrieking “death threats!” And “violence!” At the top of their lungs.