Being Alone, Amazon, and Bad: CW CNN
European colonizers killed so many Native
Americans that it changed the global climate,
researchers say cnn.it/2DR3W1C
8:00 PM -2 Feb 2019
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"European settlers killed 56 million
indigenous people over about 100 years..." 56
million. It took a long time for me to process
European colonizers killed so many Native Americans that it changed
the global climate, researchers say cnn.it/2DR3W1c
9:45 AM -3 Feb 2019
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Replying to @sophchang
And to think, the world population in 1900
was only 1.5 billion compared to today's 7.5
I don't know what the world pop was like in
1500 but 56 millions would've been a HUGE
percentage of that.
That astronomical number is definitely hard
9:25 PM - 3 Feb 2019
Replying to @RadRoopa @sophchang
I just looked it up and the world pop in 1600
was about 570 million.
They wiped out TEN PERCENT of the world's
That's the equivalent of 750 million ppl today.
9:50 PM - 3 Feb 2019
This is insane
holy fuck, this is A LOT
Also that figure is way too low, modern population estimates might be as much as twice that. There were between 25 and 40 million in central Mexico alone, almost as many people in the North Amazon, almost as many in the Andes, and almost as many in the American South. All saw 80 to 99 percent population loss in the period of 2 to 3 generations.
The Greater Mississippi River Basin had a population somewhere between 5 and 12 million, the Eastern Woodlands had about as many, about as many in the Central Amazon, and almost as many on the American West Coast and North West Coast respectively. All of which saw 85 to 99 percent population losses in 2 or three generations after the others.
Multiple factions if European interests killed all the natives they could and destroyed all the culture and history they could. They were not limited by gender, language, religion, culture, ethnic group, nationality, geography, or time period; just every single person they could.
That’s not even genocide, it’s apocalypse.
Why are you all omitting the well known fact that it was not purposeful genocide but simply new microbes introduced that no one knew about at that time.
Cuz that’s not true.
Tw genocide, tw violence
When Columbus realized the pigs they brought were getting the Islanders sick he arranged to loose as many as possible ahead of them primarily into the Benne region, I believe. Cortez loaded sickened corpses into Tenochtitlan’s aqueducts, Spain deliberately targeted the priests of Mexican society first because they knew it would severely undermine the public ability to treat disease. When the post Incan city states developed a treatment for malaria, the Spanish deliberately targeted the cities producing the quinine treatment and made it illegal to sell it to non-christians. The Spanish took all the sick and forced them at sword-point to go back to their homes instead of to the sick houses or the temples throughout the new world, and forced anyone who wasn’t sick to work in the mines or the coin factories melting and pressing their cultural treasures down into Spanish coins. The English were just as bad, they started the smallpox blankets. A lot of the loss was not deliberate infections like this but it was preventable at a million different crossroads and every European culture took the opportunity to weaponize the plagues when they could.
They knew what they were doing, just cuz they didn’t know what germs were doesn’t mean they have some accidental relationship with it. Alexander the great used biological warfare after all, so it’s not like you can pretend the concept was alien to them, they wrote about it.
Besides they did plenty of old fashioned killing too, there were Spanish conquistadors that estimated their own personal, individual killings might have numbered over the ten thousands. They were sure they’d killed more than ten million in “New Spain” alone. They crucified people they smashed babies on the rocks, they set fire to buildings they forced women and children into and cooked their meals over the burning corpses, they loosed war dogs on people. They sold children into sex slavery to be raped by disease riddled pedos back in Europe and if taking their virginity didn’t cure the sick creeps the native children would be killed or sometimes sent back.
The English were just as bad, shooting children in front of their mothers and forcing them to mop their blood with their hair. Turning human scalps into currency. Feeding babies to dogs in front of their mothers and fathers. Killing whole villages and erasing them from their maps so that historians would think God had made it empty just for the English.
The Americans after them burned crops and drove several species of bison to extinction just to starve the plains tribes. They pushed the blankets too. On top of the wars of extermination and scalp hunting and concentration and laws defining natives as non-persons so that we’d never be protected by the Constitution.
And even if you wanna live in some dreamy fairytale where God just made a whoopsie and then there were no natives left, nobody forced them to erase our history. The Spanish burned every document they found to erase the literacy and literary tradition of the Central and South Americans. There are essentially three Aztec documents left and some excavated pottery, and some archeological inscriptions and that’s it. The single most advanced culture in math and anatomical medicine erased probably forever. Same to the Inca, the most advanced fiber and alloy engineers and economists gone forever. Nobody made them do that. Nobody forced the American colonizers to steal political technology and act like they invented democracy or sovereignty. Nobody forced them to build their cities on top of native ones and erase them from history forever. Baltimore was built on Chesapeake, which translates roughly to “city at the top of the great water” in most Algonquin tongues. My favorite example is Cumberland in Western MD, they didn’t even reshape the roads or anything, they paved the steps and walking paths natives had used for hundreds of years and now it’s almost impossible to drive cuz the streets are too narrow or steep. The culture that built them didn’t have horses. Phoenix AZ, called Phoenix cuz the settlers literally found an old city and “brought it back to life.” Did they save any history or cultural artifacts? No. Most cities on the east coast are like this. Nobody forced them to erase that history.
Colonizers are not innocent just cuz the germs did a lot of the work of the apocalypse.
(tlaxcallān had a democratic form of government)
Birthday, Comfortable, and Confidence: reddit-tales
What has been your worst
"nice guy" experience?
So, possibly one of the coolest things I've
ever seen. I mean you know how you hear the
"women want him, men want to *be* him"
stuff in old movies? Well I'm a man and by
*god* I wanted to be this guy. Anyway!
I'm having dinner with my girlfriend at
the time, and behind us are a couple on a
not going well. Guy was being
inappropriate comments, the girl doesn't
look at all comfortable.
The girl finishes her appetiser really quickly
my guess is she wanted to get it over with.
Guy proceeds to comment on it and says
"well, least I know you can swallow right?"
Girl goes red and tells him that isn't
appropriate, he literally waves his hand in
a "shoo" type motion and says "oh calm
down I was going to find out in a few hours
I missed her exact re
as she moved to a
hushed tone, but it was fairly obvious what
was being said-fuck no, fuck off, fuck this.
He responded with "sweetheart I picked
colour in her face and said nothing.
No. No. Fuck no. I'm one of those "get
involved" type of people and there is no way
I'm sitting here watching this go down. I get
up. I don't know what I'm going to do, but
I'm 23, fighting fit and happy to put that
motherfucker through a wall. I may have had
a slight temper in my youth. But anyway.
I was halfway out of my chair when a hand
came down on my shoulder and I look up
to this mid-50s but super fit guy who says
"Easy. I've got this one son". Absolute, total
confidence in his voice.. so seeing as my
current plan amounted to "stab him in the
neck" and I'm already thinking maybe that's
not the best idea, I sit down.
He walks over, grabs a nearby chair, flips it
around and sits down with the couple. Then..
he pulls out his police ID and puts it on the
table. Now the guy doesn't have any colour in
Cop: "So, I'm quietly celebrating my
daughters birthday with my family when I
distinctly hear you threaten this young lady,
would you care to explain yourself?"
Guy: "I, ah, well, um, you see.
Cop: "That's what I thought. Now see, we
take a *very* dim view of that kind of thing,
so right now I'm deciding if I want to have
some of my buddies come pick you up"
Guy: "oh no well that..."
Cop: "But that would disrupt everyone's
dinner, so how about you hand me your ID,
me, the dn't want yhe staff here and
settle your bill., the full bill now, this young
lady shouldn't go hungry on account of your
poor behaviour. Or we can go with the first
option, I'll leave it up to you.
Guy: "No no! That's perfectly fine!" 1*hands
over ID, gets up and walks very quickly in the
direction of the counter
Cop: while writing down the guys details
1* "Sorry about that miss, I hope I'm not
intruding it just seemed like you could use
some help. Oh and don't worry, if you want
to pursue this further I'll have some of the
boys pick him up on his way home, we can
definitely take this further.
Girl: "No, thank you so much, I wanted to run
out 30 minutes ago but he drove me here".
Cop: *shifts from hardarse cop to
comforting father figure in about half a
second* "Well I'm here with my daughter,
she's about your age, perhaps you'd like to
finish your meal with us? We can run you
home afterwards if you'd like, unless you'd
prefer to call someone else?"
Girl: "Oh.. that would be really nice.. thankyou
*guy returns, so does the hardarse cop*
Guy: "Uh so, I've paid the bill, if I could have
Cop: "There you go. now I have your details
right here so I *highly* recommend you
don't go near or contact this young lady ever
Guy: "Yes yes of course, I'm so sorry!"
The quy pretty much fled the restaurant, the
qirl went and sat with the cop and his family
and by the time we left they were still sitting
around talking and laughing about random
It was hands down the best way I have ever
seen anybody handle any situation, ever. That
cop is my hero.
Dude. I hope that man has a great rest of his
Wholesome cop via /r/wholesomememes https://ift.tt/2SkCLRT
Alive, Beard, and Children: feniczoroark:
How Do Court Reporters Keep Straight Faces?These are from a book called Disorder in the Courts and are things people actually said in court, word for word, taken down and published by court reporters that had the torment of staying calm while the exchanges were taking place.ATTORNEY: What was the first thing your husband said to you that morning?WITNESS: He said, ‘Where am I, Cathy?’ATTORNEY: And why did that upset you?WITNESS: My name is Susan!_______________________________ATTORNEY: What gear were you in at the moment of the impact?WITNESS: Gucci sweats and Reeboks.____________________________________________ATTORNEY: Are you sexually active?WITNESS: No, I just lie there.____________________________________________ATTORNEY: What is your date of birth?WITNESS: July 18th.ATTORNEY: What year?WITNESS: Every year._____________________________________ATTORNEY: How old is your son, the one living with you?WITNESS: Thirty-eight or thirty-five, I can’t remember which.ATTORNEY: How long has he lived with you?WITNESS: Forty-five years._________________________________ATTORNEY: This myasthenia gravis, does it affect your memory at all?WITNESS: Yes.ATTORNEY: And in what ways does it affect your memory?WITNESS: I forget..ATTORNEY: You forget? Can you give us an example of something you forgot?___________________________________________ATTORNEY: Now doctor, isn’t it true that when a person dies in his sleep, he doesn’t know about it until the next morning?WITNESS: Did you actually pass the bar exam?____________________________________ATTORNEY: The youngest son, the 20-year-old, how old is he?WITNESS: He’s 20, much like your IQ.___________________________________________ATTORNEY: Were you present when your picture was taken?WITNESS: Are you shitting me?_________________________________________ATTORNEY: So the date of conception (of the baby) was August 8th?WITNESS: Yes.ATTORNEY: And what were you doing at that time?WITNESS: Getting laid____________________________________________ATTORNEY: She had three children , right?WITNESS: Yes.ATTORNEY: How many were boys?WITNESS: None.ATTORNEY: Were there any girls?WITNESS: Your Honor, I think I need a different attorney. Can I get a new attorney?____________________________________________ATTORNEY: How was your first marriage terminated?WITNESS: By death..ATTORNEY: And by whose death was it terminated?WITNESS: Take a guess.___________________________________________ATTORNEY: Can you describe the individual?WITNESS: He was about medium height and had a beardATTORNEY: Was this a male or a female?WITNESS: Unless the Circus was in town I’m going with male._____________________________________ATTORNEY: Is your appearance here this morning pursuant to a deposition notice which I sent to your attorney?WITNESS: No, this is how I dress when I go to work.______________________________________ATTORNEY: Doctor , how many of your autopsies have you performed on dead people?WITNESS: All of them. The live ones put up too much of a fight._________________________________________ATTORNEY: ALL your responses MUST be oral, OK? What school did you go to?WITNESS: Oral…_________________________________________ATTORNEY: Do you recall the time that you examined the body?WITNESS: The autopsy started around 8:30 PMATTORNEY: And Mr. Denton was dead at the time?WITNESS: If not, he was by the time I finished.____________________________________________ATTORNEY: Are you qualified to give a urine sample?WITNESS: Are you qualified to ask that question?______________________________________And last:ATTORNEY: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?WITNESS: No.ATTORNEY: Did you check for blood pressure?WITNESS: No.ATTORNEY: Did you check for breathing?WITNESS: No..ATTORNEY: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?WITNESS: No.ATTORNEY: How can you be so sure, Doctor?WITNESS: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.ATTORNEY: I see, but could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless?WITNESS: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law.
oh my god these are great
fuck this is like reading a jokes and not actual quotes
The last one is how I feel about all my schoolmates
I can feel the frustration
Af, Animals, and Bad: thefingerfuckingfemalefury:
#freshly peeled sheeps
reblogging solely for that deeply unnerving caption
FRESHLY PEELED SHEEPS
Fuck this. Does everyone just not see the blood scrapes on some of their backs and faces???!!! Anyone, seriously, correct me if I’m wrong because this is making me upset af
Domesticated sheep need to be sheared because they don’t shed their coats on their own and it can be bad for their health if it gets too big.
Also, it looks considering how close they cut that it went fairly well. I see like 2 nicks maybe, but with the photo it’s hard to tell. I mean, unfortunately, you’re going to nick a few animals because they don’t understand the order of “stand still” very well.
Sheep can die from heat exhaustion if they aren’t sheared.
Also, their skin secretes lanolin, which quickly soothes and heals any nicks they get during shearing.
in conclusion, it is good to peel the sheeps
Please peel your sheeps
They. Look. Like. Peeled. Potatoes
Peel your sheep peeps!
Remember when they found Shrek living in that cave and freed him
he’s smiling in that last one
HE HAS BEEN SAVED
Anyone who has had a lot of hair then got a very close hair cut, that amazing feel of the breeze on your scalp? Imagine that for your whole body.
Sheep LOOOOVE being sheared, especially in summer here in AUS.
It saves them from MELTING!