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    Quote Originally Posted by Otto Throttle View Post
    The whole thread was a set up desperately in need of a punch line. Please forgive me.
    Did you like the fake latin specie name, a la "roadrunner"?
    Racism does not amuse me, ever. We probably don't have enough human DNA in common to sustain a convo, if it amuses you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    Racism does not amuse me, ever. We probably don't have enough human DNA in common to sustain a convo, if it amuses you.
    There is no racism in it whatsoever. Illegal aliens know they're illegal aliens, and the Mexican ones know they're Mexican too, for that matter, although I never mentioned "Mexican" and everyone completely understood the photo anyway. Pointing out either fact wouldn't be "racist", it'd just be factual. If you keep this up it'll be hard to be taken seriously if you ever point out actual racism.
    For the record, I'd be ok with being referred to as either "American citizen" or "white", since both are simply statements of fact.

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    This is probably one of the worst in America.

    The honeybee.

    Its not native to the states and since its importation has managed to drive off almost all other pollinators.

    We are seeing the repercussion of this in the ecosystem as the honeybees die off (for whatever reason they are) and not being replaced by our original pollinators.

    So when you hear stories about massive bee die-offs you should be thankful because that needs to happen so we can get back to our original system.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Otto Throttle View Post
    There is no racism in it whatsoever. Illegal aliens know they're illegal aliens, and the Mexican ones know they're Mexican too, for that matter, although I never mentioned "Mexican" and everyone completely understood the photo anyway. Pointing out either fact wouldn't be "racist", it'd just be factual. If you keep this up it'll be hard to be taken seriously if you ever point out actual racism.
    For the record, I'd be ok with being referred to as either "American citizen" or "white", since both are simply statements of fact.
    What bullshit. Nobody is meant to conjure up images of Canadian retirees overstating their visas when they hear the insulting phrase "illegal aliens".

    There's no nativism without the racism. Not of the Trump variety, anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    This is probably one of the worst in America.

    The honeybee.

    Its not native to the states and since its importation has managed to drive off almost all other pollinators.

    We are seeing the repercussion of this in the ecosystem as the honeybees die off (for whatever reason they are) and not being replaced by our original pollinators.

    So when you hear stories about massive bee die-offs you should be thankful because that needs to happen so we can get back to our original system.

    Really? I never knew this.

    I certainly hope you are correct about other pollinators. I enjoy eating food.

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    This tree -
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ailanthus_altissima

    Named the tree of heaven because it looks tropical but it is the scourge of man. It is a weed tree that grows everywhere including sidewalk cracks, it invades and is worthless. The wood is weak, the foliage stinks like crap if crushed in hand, and cut in to stumps and leave on ground and thing will grow. Ahrghhhhhhhhhhhh
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    Really? I never knew this.

    I certainly hope you are correct about other pollinators. I enjoy eating food.
    I used to be a beekeeper, and am going to get another hive hehe. Nothing anyone can do about it. Named the white mans fly by native Indians.
    Spooky is being spooky, no polinaters can fill the bees shoes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    What is new about American imperialism?
    Nothing is really new, but Trump in trying to destroy the WTO, the Paris agreement on climate, the Nafta, the Transpacific agreement etc.... is going to reduce the global political influence of the USA in the world at a time when the US have doubts about their destiny as the only superpower. Finally are for others the policies of Trump likable ? Countries allied to the USA will be patient for some time, but at the end, if Trump does what meant here will be a major loss of influence for the USA to the benefit of mainly China and other emerging powers mainly in Asia.
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    When you stop to think about it, humans are an invasive species everywhere but in Africa.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    Was it necessary to make such an ugly remark on this thread?
    Ms. Madeline,

    I didn't think it was ugly. Just the opposite, it was quite clever.

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