“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."
Too Freakin' Good. :)ReplyDelete
Another video that tells a truthful tale of animal abuse.ReplyDelete
I was there to watch the filming of it, really. The bear never had a chance.
That's just how it happened.
You can't have my name though, the jurors will just have to take it on faith and trust their lyin' eyes...
That's one beautiful river, I'll say that. Like a Mormon heaven, or something.ReplyDelete
Where's the abuse, Rat? Looked like a fair fight to me, except that fake-a-roo about an eagle up there...
At 24 seconds, bob, a low blow to the cajones. Abusive by any standard, kickin' the bear in the balls.ReplyDelete
Then stealing his lunch, gonna cause it to starve, Sheriff Joe has stringent standards when it come to allowing animals to feed.
Well, yeah, but the bear came awfully close to a low blow with that backkick, and never established full possession of the salmon in the first place.ReplyDelete
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The video evidence is clear, bob, the bear had possession of the fish, it's DNA on its' claws, when the human attacked it from behind. Clearly the aggressor, the video evidence putting the theft of the fish by the human into focus, for all to see.ReplyDelete
On closer examination, it's just possible that the bear may have established possession by lightly touching the fish, either in the water, or immediately after exit therefrom. I call for an 'instant replay' official to decide the matter.ReplyDelete
"Oh look, an eagle!"ReplyDelete
Clearly this video is a metaphor for Canada taking advantage of Putin's pre-occupation with America as a superpower to encroach on North Pole oil derrick rights.
That is an excellent observation, Ms T.ReplyDelete