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A87965897 - A Settler's View of Climate Change in North America

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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

Entry: A Settler's View of Climate Change in North America - A87965897
Author: Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China - U1590784

I had a lot of fun reading this book, and I thought you might enjoy a different kind of climate-change discussion for a change.

Also, there are bears eating Englishmen.

smiley - dragon


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SashaQ - happysad and 'slightly mad'

Thank you - that is interesting and I like how you have structured the Entry around the quotes.

The only thing I wasn’t clear about was why grandpa’s anecdote didn’t count as an unreliable primary source.

I like the note that bears are not to be messed with... Reminds me of a ‘joke’ Eddie Izzard told at a show I went to, claiming that people could escape from bears by running a marathon, so anyone who couldn’t run a marathon would be eaten... “Liverpool didn’t like that”...


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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

smiley - rofl I guess Grandpa's anecdote would be an unreliable primary source, but I meant the joke to mean, 'That's not the kind of primary source we're talking about.' Tell you what, I'll reword.

I'm not too keen on Mr Izzard's humour myself, but I wouldn't try to outrun a bear in a marathon... smiley - laugh For what it's worth, the local experts here tell you to run at right angles to the bear's line of approach, and never to block the path the bear took out of cover, because they'll go back that way.

My best advice would be to get inside, lock the door, and use the device not available in Dr Doddridge's day: the telephone. Call Animal Control. smiley - winkeye

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcKAdu-gxok


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SashaQ - happysad and 'slightly mad'

Thanks for rewording - that's clear now. smiley - ok

Yes, that 'joke' was in very poor taste given that it was inaccurate advice that disparaged the audience... smiley - blue A fascinating experience to see a comedian 'die on stage' metaphorically, but not an experience I'd volunteer to repeat...

Thanks for the video - just shows how big and strong bears are, even though they might look cuddly from a distance...


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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

smiley - ok Yes, there's a reason our distant ancestors were afraid of bears. As one writer put it, the only advantage we have over bears is thumbs. They're bigger than we are, very grumpy, and just as smart.

I would like to see more of those kinds of comedians 'die' on stage, myself. smiley - winkeye Cull the herd.


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Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor

I finally managed to read this and found it very interesting! Truly fascinating observations.


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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

Thanks, Tav. smiley - hug


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