“It’s a wild animal. It’s not something to be ridden,” Susan Butler, a manatee expert with the U.S. Geological Survey in Gainesville, told the Times. “I can’t say that as a biologist I would ever, ever condone that, or say that (the manatee) wanted them to do that.”
wtf what about every nature show where someone is heavy petting a shark or whale or anything else
…wouldn’t have been able to tell that was a woman if it hadn’t been stated. Even with the swim top as a tell, her build, skin tone, and the weird shadows on her face make her look like some crazy overweight mexican man decided to get himself a sea pony.
I attended a scientific talk yesterday about the causes of obesity. The speaker, a slender young woman, assured us that fighting obesity was a “health” issue, not an “aesthetic” issue.
The hell it isn’t….
[heartiste: it's both. but of course a woman would say that. it would cause too many bad feelings to wipe away self-medicating delusions that men don't care that much about female beauty and thinness and they all have their own personal tastes anyhow so you go grrl. fact: living a successful happy life as a woman depends in great part on appeasing men's desires which are fairly universal in composition.]
The sad thing is by todays standards shes not even that fat. I mean compare her to that 1000 lbs sack of human waste on that honey boo boo show and the girl in that pic is a fucking picture of fitness.
OT, but. Dude. That the article about a bacteria that can separate gold chloride? Your suggestion that it had any bearing on the market value of gold displayed a huge gap in your scientific knowledge. Huge.
I’ll assume you already knew gold is an element, so it can’t be “made” by a bacteria, or anything short of a nuclear reactor.
Ask yourself – if gold chloride was a common natural substance, why wouldn’t we already be separating it via common chemical processes to get the gold? We wouldn’t have waited until someone discovered a bacteria that could do it, we have huge chemical refineries doing it at least a hundred years ago.
Therefore, a knowledge person would conclude, correctly, that gold chloride is NOT a common natural substance.
Being judged when found wanting is what keeps our standards high.