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The end of the D.A.C.A. program; a government issued program that only gave legal permission to hard working young adults, who where forcefully brought into the U.S illegally, is nothing but counterintuitive. Your losing millions of intelligent hard working individuals who have done nothing but help the U.S.
#DACA recipients- brought here as children, had no say in the matter of if they wanted to come in legally or not. They pay taxes, DACA fees, serve in the military - and much more. Don’t spout ignorance. Please stay tolerant and understanding.
You hear a lot about Kangaroos and Koalas and such, so I thought I’d post some animals that are unknown to lots of people, even some Aussies don’t realise we have them. Sadly most of these are on the endagered species list.
Also some fun facts added so you can have an idea of how awesome they are.
Considered Australia’s ‘native cat’ these guys are carnivorous marsupials and have the ability to bite through bone. 4 species; Eastern Quoll, Spotted-Tailed Quoll (or Tiger Quoll), Western Quoll (or
chuditch) and Northern Quoll. ranging in size from 25cm to 75 cm long.
Cute little insect eaters, again a marsupial. Can move at speeds of around 13km/hr. Only about 10cm long.
Marsupial. Of which there are 5 species (and at least another 2 extinct); Eastern Bettong, Boodie, Woylie, Northern Bettong and Rufous Rat-Kangaroo (or Rufous Bettong). They seem to get along well with wombats, where I work they enter the wombat exhibits of a night to share their food.
Marsupial. There was once 2 species of Bilby, sadly the Lesser Bilby became extinct in the 1950s and the Greater Bilby is greatly endangered. In the same family as Bandicoots. Omnivores with backwards facing pouches (as they dig a lot this stops dirt getting in their pouch) Australian’s know these guys through the story of the Easter Bilby. Rabbits are considered a major reason for their decrease in numbers as they eat all the food and out-breed the Bilbies.
Marsupial. Aka the banded anteater or Walpurti. Mainly eats termites. Emblem of Western Australia. Up to 45cm long. One of the few marsupials that are diurnal (active of a day). Eats up to 20,000 termites each day. Estimated population of less than 1000.
Grey-Headed Flying Fox
Aka Fruit Bat. Placental mammal. Called a flying fox because they have a fox-like face and can fly. Babies are called pups. Megabat. Wingspan of about 1m. May travel 50kms in one night for food. Eats pollen, nectar, sap and fruit. Long distance seed distributors and plant pollenators. Each colony plants around 30,000 trees a night. Without these guys we don’t have any of our lovely bush and ecosystem that we all rely on. Have very good eyesight and no echolocation.
Greater Stick-Nest Rat
Placental mammal. Up to 26cm long. Don’t have a ratty face. Were extinct on the mainland but through breeding programs have been re-introduced. Herbivores. Chew branches to length and weave them together to make a nest which can be up to 1m high and 1.5m wide.
Other unknown Australian Mammals you can look up: Antechinus Pygmy Possum Feathertail Glider (smallest glider in the world) Southern Ningaui Greater Glider Potoroos Pademelons Eastern False Pipistrelle
Sadly lots of these could go extinct within the next 20 years, and people haven’t even had the chance to really get to appreciate them yet. **PS the Koala is also in danger of becoming extinct in the wild in the next 20years**
Animals, especially mammals, need oxygen to keep their bodies and brains humming along.
But leave it to the African naked mole-rat to buck that trend. The rodents are bizarre in just about every way. They’re hairless, ground-dwelling and cold-blooded despite being mammals. Now, scientists report in the journal Science that the animals are capable of surviving oxygen deprivation.
“They have evolved under such a different environment that it’s like studying an animal from another planet,” says Thomas Park, a neuroscientist at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
It’s a common thing that French people come visit and end up not understanding a word we’re saying unless we try to ‘reduce’ our accents. (btw, the accents and their ‘thickness’ vary from region to region.)
Do not give opinions or advice unless you are asked.
Do not tell your troubles to others unless you are sure they want to hear them.
When in another’s lair, show him respect or else do not go there.
If a guest in your lair annoys you, treat him cruelly and without mercy.
Do not make sexual advances unless you are given the mating signal.
Do not take that which does not belong to you unless it is a burden to the other person and he cries out to be relieved.
Acknowledge the power of magic if you have employed it successfully to obtain your desires. If you deny the power of magic after having called upon it with success, you will lose all you have obtained.
Do not complain about anything to which you need not subject yourself.
Do not harm little children.
Do not kill non-human animals unless you are attacked or for your food.
When walking in open territory, bother no one. If someone bothers you, ask him to stop. If he does not stop, destroy him.
“When the last tree has been cut down, the last fish caught, the last river poisoned, only then will we realize that one cannot eat money.”
Why is capitalism bad for the environment? Capitalism (and neoclassical economic theory) were developed in a world where the economy was small relative to the containing ecosystem. Therefore it made sense that the economy could grow without impacting the ecosystem. The limiting factor was man-made (i.e. labor).
Today, humans (and the things which we have produced) are not small relative to the containing ecosystem. The limiting factor is not labor, it is our natural resources. Before, increasing the number of ships would increase the amount of fish caught. But if there are no fish left, then no amount of extra ships will increase the catch size (figure from Daly, 2005).
The problem with capitalism is that it does not recognise this obvious physical conflict between the growth of the economy and the preservation of the environment.
fake names that skaters have used to check into hotels:
Yuuri: has never used a fake name. He doesn’t believe anyone is interested enough in him to use one.
Victor: while skating, always checked in as “Makkachin Nikiforov”, with a big wink to the front desk employee. As a coach, his current fake check-in name is “Makkachin Katsuki-Nikiforov”, with a big wink to the front desk employee.
Otabek: he doesn’t typically use one, but when he was training in Canada JJ once checked him into a hotel as “Borat” and Otabek was FURIOUS.
JJ: he used to check in as other famous Canadians but once he checked in as “Justin Bieber” and caused an international incident in South Korea. So now he just uses “JJ Logan” as a nod to the greatest Canadian superhero of all time (besides JJ himself, of course).
Chris: checks into hotels as “Victor Nikiforov”. Or “Surya Bonaly”. Depends on how he feels that day. NEVER Stéphane Lambiel, though. (Lambiel knows what he did.)
Phichit: he rotates through a series of obscure characters in “The King and the Skater” series, with the occasional famous instagrammer thrown in. (But never anyone who endorses fitness tea. Phichit knows it’s a scam.)
Yuri: not old enough to have a hotel room in his name just yet, but he’s already thought about it and likes the sound of “Liger Von Darkness”. Maybe “Tiger Ovechkin” to mix things up occasionally.
Please note that young Genji has a Chokuto, and Cyborg Genji has an Odachi. NOT a Katana. Genji all also carries a Wakizashi. (One could say young Genji has a Tanto but based off the size am gonna say its not) And Hanzo’s sword in the Hanamura map is a Katana.
I thought cyborg Genji’s sword was a katana for the longest time until I really looked at it. As it is to long and curved to much to be one.