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Pretty Much All People Are Good
« on: July 06, 2018, 10:15:59 AM »
. . . To eat. Just ask the lions put on a private game reserve as a deterrent to poachers. This story gives me a mild frisson of joy, I don't mind admitting.  :sidesmile:

"A Pride of Lions Killed and Ate a Group of Rhino Poachers Who Broke Into a Wildlife Reserve" | TIME

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A group of rhino poachers were eaten by a pride of lions in Kenton-on-the-Sea, according to the owner of the South African wildlife reserve where the incident happened.

The remains of what appears to be three bodies were discovered on the Simbuya Game Reserve along with high power rifles owner Nick Fox said in a statement. Fox said the poachers’ mangled remains are suspected to have been eaten by a pride of six lions who were on the reservation to protect the endangered and highly targeted rhinos who are hunted for their horns.

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« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2018, 10:50:38 AM »
Yup, a good case of "nature biting back". I have long personally held the view that that kind of poaching should be a capital crime.

And this highlights the stupidity of the kind of "medicine" these animals are killed to serve. There is a Chinese meducine shop in Gloucester, I have only seen a couple of people in it, both from the city's fairly large Chinese community. I am not against herbal medicine, many herbs are efficacious, but animal body parts? I have nothing but contempt for those who supply, trade in and use such.
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Re: Pretty Much All People Are Good
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2018, 05:45:53 PM »
They were there to protect rhinos.  Now they have a taste for humans. Hope they never escape.  They know how easy we are to kill.

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« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2018, 10:06:04 PM »
They were there to protect rhinos.  Now they have a taste for humans. Hope they never escape.  They know how easy we are to kill.

Yes there is an element of sadness in the story. Those lions didn't ask to be put in that situation, and now their lives may be in danger.
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Re: Pretty Much All People Are Good
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2018, 07:08:53 PM »
Give no mercy to your fear.



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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2018, 07:17:14 PM »
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That brings back memories, but I thought it had come out long before 1992 (yes, I checked).

There must be another sing involving lions or jungles from the 1960s 'cos I remember being drunk in the RAF and singing (?) something.

They don't write 'em like that anymore!
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« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2018, 07:29:22 PM »
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That brings back memories, but I thought it had come out long before 1992 (yes, I checked).

There must be another sing involving lions or jungles from the 1960s 'cos I remember being drunk in the RAF and singing (?) something.

They don't write 'em like that anymore!

:scratch: I was under the impression that it came out in the 80's as I remember struggling to play the song on a recorder in elementary school music class and thinking it was an old-timey song. 
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« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2018, 07:40:16 PM »
^
That brings back memories, but I thought it had come out long before 1992 (yes, I checked).

There must be another sing involving lions or jungles from the 1960s 'cos I remember being drunk in the RAF and singing (?) something.

They don't write 'em like that anymore!

:scratch: I was under the impression that it came out in the 80's as I remember struggling to play the song on a recorder in elementary school music class and thinking it was an old-timey song.

Wow! I am guessing that on a recorder in elementary school was definitely a struggle! I never got further than, "Bah, bah, black sheep . . ,"
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« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2018, 07:43:58 PM »
^
That brings back memories, but I thought it had come out long before 1992 (yes, I checked).

There must be another sing involving lions or jungles from the 1960s 'cos I remember being drunk in the RAF and singing (?) something.

They don't write 'em like that anymore!

:scratch: I was under the impression that it came out in the 80's as I remember struggling to play the song on a recorder in elementary school music class and thinking it was an old-timey song.

Wow! I am guessing that on a recorder in elementary school was definitely a struggle! I never got further than, "Bah, bah, black sheep . . ,"

It shouldn't have been! All my classmates could do it but I am musically challenged. :lol:
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« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2018, 08:20:49 PM »
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That brings back memories, but I thought it had come out long before 1992 (yes, I checked).

There must be another sing involving lions or jungles from the 1960s 'cos I remember being drunk in the RAF and singing (?) something.

They don't write 'em like that anymore!

:scratch: I was under the impression that it came out in the 80's as I remember struggling to play the song on a recorder in elementary school music class and thinking it was an old-timey song.

Wow! I am guessing that on a recorder in elementary school was definitely a struggle! I never got further than, "Bah, bah, black sheep . . ,"

It shouldn't have been! All my classmates could do it but I am musically challenged. :lol:

With the exception that I can hold a rhythm and spot a bum note I am musically absolutely bloody incompetent!
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Re: Pretty Much All People Are Good
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2018, 11:33:33 PM »
I don't like the taste of vegans, and some humans from the Mesopotamian area are extremely bitter.

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« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2018, 12:21:07 AM »
^
That brings back memories, but I thought it had come out long before 1992 (yes, I checked).

There must be another sing involving lions or jungles from the 1960s 'cos I remember being drunk in the RAF and singing (?) something.

They don't write 'em like that anymore!

:scratch: I was under the impression that it came out in the 80's as I remember struggling to play the song on a recorder in elementary school music class and thinking it was an old-timey song.

It is, in that context. Written in Zulu by Solomon Linda and first recorded in 1939, the English version was first recorded by pop and folk artists in the 1950s (source).
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Re: Pretty Much All People Are Good
« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2018, 02:13:53 AM »
There really is a Wiki entry for everything it seems! Thanks, Recusant! :grin:
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« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2018, 04:40:42 AM »
For some reason I just caught up with this thread. Thanks for the Wiki link, Recusant. That song has become one of SA's most famous exports.

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« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2018, 06:54:27 AM »
So, chances are I was drunkenly belting it out in the 60s!.

Should have dug deeper, thanks Recusant.

Hermes, thought, "Ag pleez Daddy!" was the No. 1 SA song!
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