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Fri Nov 17, 2017, 04:26 PM

The lifting of the trophy ban has hit me the hardest of anything yet.

I know it was a distraction to cover the tax scam, or just another "easy win" in 45's endless war against anything positive Obama did (or Hillary did)...or some combination of both. And I know there are so many other revolting, illegal and despicable things the administration is doing. But the lifting of this ban has knocked the wind right out of me, and I'm trying to understand why.

I guess I've always been a bit of a misanthrope. I don't wish any human being ill (except an obvious handful), but I just don't think humans as a species are all that great. We do so many shitty things, and are actually stupid enough to destroy the only planet we have. All the other species we share this planet with are going down with the ship and we're the idiots who punched holes in the hull.

After going on safari in a few different countries a couple years ago, I decided that if I ever ended up single I would spend the rest of my life working in Africa to save animals, elephants especially. Now I wonder if there will be any animals to protect in the near future.

All so his waste-of skin sons can pretend they're men. What a fucking sick joke. I hope they get trampled and take a few painful days to die.

Thanks for letting me rant.

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Reply The lifting of the trophy ban has hit me the hardest of anything yet. (Original post)
Neema Nov 2017 OP
Angry Dragon Nov 2017 #1
Neema Nov 2017 #9
Angry Dragon Nov 2017 #10
Neema Nov 2017 #12
Angry Dragon Nov 2017 #14
Neema Nov 2017 #15
Angry Dragon Nov 2017 #16
alterfurz Nov 2017 #2
vlyons Nov 2017 #3
Neema Nov 2017 #7
vlyons Nov 2017 #11
bluestarone Nov 2017 #24
Angry Dragon Nov 2017 #13
hlthe2b Nov 2017 #4
Neema Nov 2017 #6
hunter Nov 2017 #5
Neema Nov 2017 #8
IcyPeas Nov 2017 #17
Neema Nov 2017 #18
IcyPeas Nov 2017 #19
Neema Nov 2017 #20
tanyev Nov 2017 #21
BigmanPigman Nov 2017 #22
Neema Nov 2017 #30
logosoco Nov 2017 #23
yardwork Nov 2017 #25
Neema Nov 2017 #32
Laffy Kat Nov 2017 #26
Hoyt Nov 2017 #27
Laffy Kat Nov 2017 #28
Neema Nov 2017 #29
Coventina Nov 2017 #31
Neema Nov 2017 #33

Response to Neema (Original post)

Fri Nov 17, 2017, 04:32 PM

1. I have said for years that mankind will be the first species to make themselves extinct

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 17, 2017, 05:33 PM

9. I wish I wasn't around to see it happen, but that's looking more likely.

Ugh.

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Response to Neema (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 17, 2017, 05:38 PM

10. At times I find it very interesting

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 17, 2017, 05:40 PM

12. I guess I can understand that. If you can step back and not think about the horror of it all, from

an anthropological standpoint living at the end of the world would be interesting.

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Response to Neema (Reply #12)

Fri Nov 17, 2017, 05:43 PM

14. Perhaps one day he may choke on a Big Mac or Quarter Pounder

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #14)

Fri Nov 17, 2017, 05:52 PM

15. I won't be able to resist the schadenfreude.

If that day comes. Hopefully soon. Perhaps he'll choke when he finds out that Uday and Qusay have both been trampled to death by elephants.

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Response to Neema (Reply #15)

Fri Nov 17, 2017, 05:55 PM

16. Need pictures

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Response to Neema (Original post)

Fri Nov 17, 2017, 04:45 PM

2. "The Earth is an organism, and that organism has a skin;

that skin has diseases, and one of these diseases is humankind." -- Nietzsche

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Response to Neema (Original post)

Fri Nov 17, 2017, 04:46 PM

3. me too

I am totally disgusted with Trump lifting the ban on wild life trophies and the ivory trade. I'm a big animal lover. And as a Buddhist, I believe that all sentient beings at one time, in another life time, were my mother. We Buddhists revere life in all its forms. I own a 50 acre alpaca and llama ranch, with lots of wild life around. I don't even kill snakes, but capture them and move them safely to the woods far from the house and hen house.

Why why why would Trump lift this ban? I simply don't get it. But it reveals a much deeper disregard for life in general, including people. Everything in Trump world is viewed as either useful or not, able to be turned into a cash profit or not. There is not grace or respect for anyone or anything.

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Response to vlyons (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 17, 2017, 05:29 PM

7. I keep asking why.

I mean the obvious is so his kids and buddies can get their jollies. What pieces of shit they are.

And of course, anything Obama did, 45 has to reverse. If Obama cured cancer, 45 would destroy the cure. If Obama had a book with the answers to all of life's questions, 45 would steal it and burn it. I've never seen childish jealously take such evil form. Yet he'll never be one hundred millionth the man Barack Obama is. He'll never be loved like Barack Obama is. He'll never be as smart, as accomplished, as talented, as handsome, as magnetic. Not even close. No matter what piece of Barack Obama's legacy he burns to the ground, he'll never, ever be better. He'll always be a worthless, greasy sack of skin with no redeeming qualities. But he's sure going to keep trying until he's burned the whole world.

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Response to Neema (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 17, 2017, 05:40 PM

11. Trump is not worthy to shine Obama's shoes

Envy and jealousy are poison.

May all sentient beings have the joy of appreciating the success, happiness, and well-being of others.

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Response to Neema (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 17, 2017, 08:10 PM

24. oh yea

you got it THAT'S EXACTUALLY IT

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Response to vlyons (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 17, 2017, 05:41 PM

13. Peace be with you

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Response to Neema (Original post)

Fri Nov 17, 2017, 04:50 PM

4. I know some won't understand, but it does me too...

It is like, what is next?.... Trump applauding his sons eating live kittens on tv?

I just think it reflects the end of our society and values as I have always known it and I am in deep mourning.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 17, 2017, 05:22 PM

6. I don't know what's next.

I really do feel like we're watching the end. It's so sad. And at the hands of such vile, worthless people. Ugh.

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Response to Neema (Original post)

Fri Nov 17, 2017, 05:02 PM

5. Just to make it fair, there ought to be a license to hunt trophy hunters.

Nah, not kill them, unless you are a lion or an elephant or other trophy animal. Trophy animals ought to be privileged with no-limit trophy hunter hunting.

As humans we'd be allowed to hit trophy hunters with tranquilizer darts and tag their ears or something, and post their photos on the internet, as trophies.

Rather like the catch-and-release-unbarbed-hooks requirements for fishing in some places. You get to catch the fish, take the photo and brag about it, but then you release them. You can't eat them, you can't stuff them and hang them on your wall..

Nobody wants to eat trophy hunters anyways. They taste like Viagra. And their heads mounted on the wall would be damned ugly.





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Response to hunter (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 17, 2017, 05:32 PM

8. "They taste like Viagra" LOL! Oh, god, can you imagine the cesspool rotting inside Uday and Qusay?

Thanks at least for the first laugh I've had in a few days.

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Response to Neema (Original post)

Fri Nov 17, 2017, 06:01 PM

17. Ellen Degeneres is donating.....

Please retweet & use #BeKindToElephants, and for everyone who does, well make a donation to The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. @DSWT




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Response to IcyPeas (Reply #17)

Fri Nov 17, 2017, 06:03 PM

18. This was actually my first tweet! I've had an account for years but never tweeted, just liked and

followed others. But this one was my first tweet (well, retweet).

I've signed every petition and left messages on the US fish and wildlife comment line (703-358-1980).

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Response to Neema (Reply #18)

Fri Nov 17, 2017, 06:09 PM

19. that's great 🐘

I think there is quite a bit of outrage. It's been covered on the news, on twitter, and elsewhere. I just wish "we the people" had a say in this sort of thing!! Fingers crossed that somehow this will not happen. 🐘

it's so barbaric.

🐘🌍☮

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Response to IcyPeas (Reply #19)

Fri Nov 17, 2017, 06:31 PM

20. I read that it's already been happening for a month I think.

At least that they've been issuing permits so those fuckers could get in a few kills before the outrage hit a fever pitch.

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Response to Neema (Original post)

Fri Nov 17, 2017, 07:03 PM

21. I'm bracing myself for a slaughter of any surviving turkeys Obama pardoned--on live TV.

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Response to Neema (Original post)

Fri Nov 17, 2017, 07:22 PM

22. That final scenario is too good for them.

I would add that half should have that happen to them and while they are dying they would be forced to look at the other half's heads mounted on a trophy wall in the Kremlin while Putin and the oligarchs toast them with fine champagne and caviar. I have a wicked imagination.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #22)

Fri Nov 17, 2017, 10:30 PM

30. True

They deserve so much worse.

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Response to Neema (Original post)

Fri Nov 17, 2017, 07:31 PM

23. I agree!

Those photos of the trump kids (or anyone really) with the dead animals are sickening. I live in a place where deer hunting is pretty popular, but the people use that for FOOD and the deer are not on the endangered species act.

It is just so tacky and very telling about what kind of people these people are. They are very unaware that there are 7 billion people on the planet and they think having the most money somehow makes them different or special.

They have absolutely no regard for the planet itself either. When they set themselves in tall buildings with that ugly gold stuff on everything they are showing how far removed from the beauty and wonder of nature that they are.

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Response to Neema (Original post)

Fri Nov 17, 2017, 08:31 PM

25. I have never felt so discouraged.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #25)

Fri Nov 17, 2017, 10:33 PM

32. Yeah me too.

I dont want to live in a world without elephants.

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Response to Neema (Original post)

Fri Nov 17, 2017, 08:32 PM

26. Looks like he is having second thoughts!

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #26)

Fri Nov 17, 2017, 08:55 PM

27. Hope so. But we have to keep pressure on. He's "reconsidered" pipe line,

ACA repeal, etc., only to come back all for it when opposition fades.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #27)

Fri Nov 17, 2017, 09:07 PM

28. So, so true.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #27)

Fri Nov 17, 2017, 10:26 PM

29. Exactly. I dont trust him.

Maybe because hes a lying sack of shit.

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Response to Neema (Original post)

Fri Nov 17, 2017, 10:33 PM

31. I wish painful, horrible death on any trophy hunters or those who support them.

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Response to Coventina (Reply #31)

Fri Nov 17, 2017, 10:37 PM

33. Killing a threatened or endangered species to compensate

for your lack of penis is truly the worst of the worst. Just buy yourself a goddamn yacht and fuck off.

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