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Dorothee

Dorothee
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A Friend Asked Me To Bring This Up

A Friend Asked Me To Bring This Up

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June 20, 2010
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Cranesville Swamp

Cranesville Swamp

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I Like Movies And Books That Cheer People Up (Here I took a photo of my favorite-DVD!) As The Iberian Lynx Isn't Critically Endangered Anymore, But The Darwin's Fox Still Is, I Decided To Replace The Old Photo By A Photo Showing A Darwin's Fox! My Favorite Singers Are Daniel Boys And David Archuleta - I Still Find This Picture I Drew Kind Of Cheesy!

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| 10:32 PM Oct 15 2017

WobblyJoe

United States

I didn’t know that so I looked it up! Native tribes bred them? I’ve never heard that at all. When I was in school, we were taught that except for dogs, there were no domestic animals in North America before Columbus. So I learned something new!
I found a very interesting article on the subject.
http://dnr.sc.gov/news/yr2013/nov21/nov21_turkey.html
Either way, the modern farm turkey is very different than the wild turkey. The modern farm turkey is very different from the farm turkey of 100 years ago even!
Turkeys are one of the most altered farm animals I can think of. The modern Butterballs can’t survive without human assistance.

| 05:44 AM Oct 15 2017

Dorothee

Germany

>”Domradio” says that in Malaysia the following case now ended: A “Fatwa” – not a real Islamic law, but a mere piece of advise – says that all children born to unmarried people must bear “Abdullah” as their 2nd name. Thus – against the will of his meanwhile married parents – they wanted to call a boy “Abdullah” in his birth certificate as they found it suspicious that his mother gave birth to him almost 6 months after marriage. That child probably would have faced a lot of discrimination later due to this name implying that he was born to an unmarried couple and thus a judge decided that religion did not justify the discrimination of an innocent child. Thus the name “Abdullah” was removed from the certificate.
>”GEA” says that the following trick has become very popular recently: Someone manages to make the phone number of the German police appear on the display of your smartphone. They then claim that someone is about to rob your house and that for your safety and the safety of your most precious goods you need to send them to this or that adress for a little while. In other cases they call you and say that this or that relative or friend of yours has been arrested and that you must send the caution money to this or that bank account.
>Someone sends fake bills to people by phishing e-mail using the account of the faculty of social ethics in Tübingen.

| 12:10 AM Oct 15 2017

Dorothee

Germany

Hi,
in Germany we also have public appeals that support you if you really don’t have any means to get the money for a funeral otherwise.
As for the turkey: Did you mean, that non-natives started raising turkeys 250 years ago? Because I read about this native tribe once that started breeding these birds in about 500 AC.
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News from “Tierschutz Euskirchen”: In Krefeld, in Baden-Wuerttemberg in Germany a lady found four abandoned puppies in a dumpster. Three were already dead or dying, but the fourth was strong enough to survive. So after bringing the puppy to the vet and reporting this animal-abuse to the police, she adopted the surviving puppy. I don’t understand the guy who abandoned these puppies. If you don’t want your dog to have puppies, neuter or spay it…and if you don’t have the money to do so, at least watch out where your dog is going. Besides in Germany even mongrels are more or less expensive. He could have raised them. They would have made a pretty penny.

| 08:53 AM Oct 14 2017

WobblyJoe

United States

I think both can be right. We as a society can show respect for our dead by actually providing pauper funerals. We didn’t leave them like trash, that is respect.
It does happen here that people, especially children, do die from families without the means to provide properly for a funeral. Here at least, public appeals for help tend to provide the means. People will help, if the person is truly at a loss and cares about a funeral.
You’re probably right about the landlord law here too, considering those circumstances. Here too, circumstances can put the tenant’s needs above the landlords rights in cases where there are circumstances to consider.
Turkeys got to be pretty rare here at one point, but for nearly 100 years the state conservation dept has done a fantastic job and now turkey’s are very, very common in my state.
The wild turkey’s I mean, farmed turkeys have always been common. They are surprisingly different birds considering human’s have only bred turkeys for about 250 years.

| 09:28 AM Oct 13 2017

Dorothee

Germany

Thanks for giving me all this insight into America.
As for the part about funerals: Well, not all Germans approve of the laws here. Some agree on what you say “If the dead didn’t provide for their funeral, and I don’t care them, then the process is cremations and interment with the paupers.”, but others say that we must show respect to all dead people, so you must show respect to your dead relative, even if he had been an unfriendly person. But then again, if you still resent your dead relative and only pay, because you have to, this isn’t respect either. So it’s a bit confusing.
“here, the roommates would have been expected to put both names on the lease if they expected the lease to survive the deceased.” Well, in this case death came by surprise, but to be fair I didn’t expect the judge to make this decision either. After all it’s this landlord’s property! I mean, I am happy for the man who won this case, but still surprised. Maybe he was too poor to move his possessions to another place or he had a disability – because the rights of people who have a disability in Germany are often put above the rights of their landlords.
Bustards used to be eaten here. Also they made fried eggs out of their eggs.They still are eaten in some countries. However in Germany they are extremely rare. For a while they even disappeared altogether from Germany and then had to repopulate this country. Thus they still are protected by law and must not be eaten in Germany.
Also your comment about vegetarians was funny if you ask me. :) No idea! I think some would be offended and some wouldn’t.

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