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Re: “HumBug: Winter Butterflies

Just read an article 2 days ago that said butterflies predate flowers...... Let that sink in Glen Franco Simmons...... Buddy o pal buddy...... And yeah anything toxic is not good in the garden or anywhere on Mother Nature's Green Earth...... The volcanoes explode and earthquakes shake and water topples mountain tops to beaches.......natural toxic versus head up ass toxic......

Posted by HENCHMAN OF JUSTICE on 01/12/2018 at 12:06 AM

Re: “HumBug: Winter Butterflies

One way to make it so more butterflies survive is to not use toxic sprays in your yard. Great photos and post.

Posted by Glenn Franco Simmons on 01/08/2018 at 8:31 AM

Re: “HumBug: Bugs in the Wood

Love to read Humbugs. So informative. Great pictures, too.

Posted by Rick Markgraf on 12/21/2017 at 8:36 AM

Re: “Myth of the Invisible Ships

Ps Not to mention..., when you first see something on the horizon, it's a mere speck, essentially shapeless. It could have been a bird up close, (relatively speaking), so this notion that because they'd never seen anything like it, it was invisible does not make sense. - CCH

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Posted by Capt Rogue on 12/20/2017 at 3:03 AM

Re: “Myth of the Invisible Ships

"The Chinese general, military strategist, and philosopher, Sun Tzu, who lived in the Spring and Autumn period of ancient China and is credited as being the author of "The Art of War" stated in his book:

Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.

If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.

Obviously the natives had not read the book, however my point is that their senses and instincts were highly honed. Is it not possible that they were appearing weak and to not notice, while studying the foreign vessel? Wouldn't taking a neutral stance be the smartest play to make on the chessboard given that with some predators in the wild, it's best to never look them in the eye? A "business as usual" charade would not likely incite a battle, it would lead the foreigners into a false sense of security, not to mention likely confuse them, (which it did). It would also give the natives a much needed psychological boost that while they knew little or nothing of the intimidating "whatever" that was watching them, they were essentially pulling the wool over their, or it's eyes... If it can be tricked, it can be defeated. If it can be defeated, we will not go into battle hopelessly, should we need to fight, but rather confidently that we can take on whatever is coming. Just a thought. CCH
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Posted by Capt Rogue on 12/20/2017 at 2:23 AM

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