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Jul 2nd 2012 9:11PM Of course, by the same reasoning that orcas are known as "killer whales", humans more than deserve the nomenclature "killer apes". Even those of us who don't directly kill other species (or one another) are by a great percentage beneficiaries of other humans who do kill the animals that wind up on our dinner plates And no other single species is directly responsible for the extinctions of so many other species.
May 31st 2010 7:35PM I've been the recipient of similar scams from "women" in Nigeria and Russia who emailed me out of the blue, aroused my curiousity, expressed keen interest in me, then came up with sob stories to get me to send money to them. Fortunately, I had enough sense to resist their siren enticements.
May 31st 2010 7:19PM Anyone at all familiar with genuine, as opposed to mythical, history, would know that scams are nothing new. In the late 1800s spoiled food was sold to unwary customres and there were no laws against it at the time, and if the customer, even a small child, died as a result, well that was too bad as even the law rarely helped the victim. Scientology and Mormonism were founded as money-making scams, as were many other religions. Throughout the history of our species, there have always been scam artists seeking to make easy profits by taking advantage of others' desperation and gulibility. Only the excessively naive would believe this is anything new that has only popped up in modern society.