Saturday, April 18, 2015

Planet Of The Apes May Not Be That Far Off



The apes in the movie Planet of The Apes hunted men and used guns, cudgels, whips, nets and other weapons to do so. It all seemed pretty far fetched but made great science fiction. The thing is, it evidently is not all science fiction, at least regarding apes using weapons to hunt.

A troop of chimpanzees, in Senegal, has been found to make and use spears to hunt animals on which they prey. They have been observed doing it for many years. It makes me wonder if a real life Planet Of The Apes is not all that far in the future as it was in the movie. More info here: http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/innovative-female-chimps-may-have-pioneered-tool-use-hunting



All the best,
Glenn B

Nearly Half of Israelis Believe Another Holocaust Is Possible

Almost half of all Israelis believe another Holocaust is possible. That is according to survey results made public just before Holocaust Remembrance Day which was two days ago (source).

I find that absolutely astounding in today's day an age. How could that possibly be in today's world of rampant beheadings of those of other than Islamic beliefs based only on their faiths,  incessant calls for jihad, violent protests in which all of the protestors - up to tens of thousands of them - are Muslims (such as after the posting of the Danish cartoons depicting Mohammad) fatwas posted against Jews, Christians and others on a daily basis, the advance of ISIS with the destruction of Israel as one of their goals, the goal of Hamas to destroy Israel, the repeated and almost daily calls for the destruction of Israel by various other Islamic groups including the state of Iran, the U.S. snubbing Israel again and again despite Israel being one of our staunchest allies in the Middle East? What I am asking is not how it can be that so many believe it could happen again but how is it that apparently so many do not believe it could happen again!

If only half of all Israelis believe it could recur then that obviously means that more than half believe otherwise. That is truly astounding and very troublesome in my mind. It makes me wonder how people can bury their heads that far up their own arseholes as to not see the light of day ever when it comes to their own welfare. The only thing positive, in the fact that nearly half of all Israelis believe another Holocaust is possible, is that the numbers are up from last year, so some folks must have pulled their heads out of their arses.

Me, I truly find it difficult to grasp the fact that less than half of all Israelis believe another holocaust is possible. In fact, I believe that if nothing drastic is done to prevent one, another is going to be carried out in the not too distant future. If it does not happen in my lifetime then it will take place during the lifetimes of my my children.

All the best,
Glenn B

It's A Glorious Saturday...

...at least near where I live. The sun is shining, it is 68 degrees Fahrenheit, there is no wind of which to speak and it is a day to enjoy. How would you spend a day like that - fishing, hiking, bike riding, out shooting?

As for me, I am going to clean up my yard and gardens; try to level, or at least raise up, a low spot in my backyard; spread some cow shit in my gardens; plant some flowers; and get some other yard work done. Maybe I'll even mow the grass, replant the front lawn, and spread some grass fertilizer and bug killer.

I know, I could be at the outdoor range getting in some fine shooting today but it just ain't gunna happen - not today and probably not tomorrow which is promising rain. At least I can get some sun today and that will be a good thing.

All the best,
Glenn B
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