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King Juan Carlos breaks a hip hunting elephants in Botswana
Spain News ^ | April 14, 2012

Posted on 04/14/2012 11:53:23 AM PDT by billorites

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To: bravo whiskey
Elephant in my pajamas?
41 posted on 04/14/2012 2:34:38 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: billorites

That was actually the moment that has kept him going ever since then. This was a difficult moment in the Transition, and he reassured the entire country and got them through it.

I don’t know what’s going to happen with the next generation. Felipe seems to be ok and willing to carry out his duties, as does his wife. But who knows what will happen when Juan Carlos dies, or who knows what Spain will be like at that time.


42 posted on 04/14/2012 3:11:29 PM PDT by livius
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To: Kenny Bunk

He’s definitely been good, but that mostly means that he’s stayed out of sight and hasn’t caused any scandal. He doesn’t have any power except his presence, but that has been good when he exercises it.

When Zapatero started making the Guardia Civil and the Spanish military accept “gay marriage” and having them turn up for these “weddings,” he was known to be opposed. But he never said anything.


43 posted on 04/14/2012 3:16:55 PM PDT by livius
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To: kabumpo
Elephants are sacred, sentient beings. Absolutely no reason to kill one.

And they are more important than people

http://www.savetheelephants.org/news-reader/items/botswana-battles-big-elephant-herd.html.

The Botswana elephant herds are one quarter of the total African elephant population. They are not endangered.

One way to reduce the numbers would be to ban hunting. Without the hunting licence fees supporting game management, the poachers would move in an reduce the herds. That's how it worked in East Africa.

44 posted on 04/14/2012 3:22:25 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (This world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel - Horace Walpole)
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
It serves the idiot Juan Carlos jolly good for shooting elephants. That is so ugly and heartless.

Hunters have saved the African elephant. Your ignorance is what's ugly and heartless.
45 posted on 04/14/2012 3:27:08 PM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: livius
"who knows what Spain will be like"

Who knows indeed. I just spent 10 days in and around Madrid. Politically, financially and socially Spain seems pretty fragile. That goes for much of Europe though.

Spain has always seemed particularly brittle. Whether they can endure the crushing debt they face without some wrenching social upheaval is a worry.

46 posted on 04/14/2012 3:33:39 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: billorites

I think Madrid, Castilla and the center (with extension to Asturias, Galicia, Extremadura on the W-NW side and Valencia and other areas south of Barcelona and west of Sevilla) will be ok. Sevilla might be ok, too, because they seem to have some common sense there.

On the other hand, Barcelona is nutz. They are all raving anarchists or marxists there, and they have tolerated the Occupy crowd tearing up their public spaces for so long that they can’t control it now.

One of the problems is that the regional governments have been spending like drunken sailors, particularly the leftist Catalunya and Andalucia, and if Madrid cuts off the money, some of these regions are going to flip out.

The only good thing in terms of Spain as a country is that once Madrid cuts off the money, the regions won’t have the power to do much of anything, even cause problems.


47 posted on 04/14/2012 3:56:56 PM PDT by livius
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To: Stormdog
" I wonder how much they’d charge the elephants to kill a monarch?"
that's simple: Peanuts. :-)

48 posted on 04/14/2012 4:04:45 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (the DNC/RNC = D.C. Establishment...old Brazilians saying: $AME 'OL $H!T, D!FFERENT FL!E$. :^)
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To: Vision

In that case, we should start shooting people. There are too many on welfare.


49 posted on 04/14/2012 4:15:10 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: skinkinthegrass

Good one!!!


50 posted on 04/14/2012 5:01:15 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Vision

When did FR turn into the PETA forums? Animals are a resource. Regulated hunting preserves the “market” for that resource.


51 posted on 04/14/2012 5:11:31 PM PDT by CollegeRepublican
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To: billorites

And the elephants rejoiced. Me too. Barbaric sport for such intelligent animals.


52 posted on 04/14/2012 5:54:18 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: CollegeRepublican

Emotional fools are everywhere.


53 posted on 04/14/2012 6:28:08 PM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Secret Agent Man
"And the elephants rejoiced. Me too. Barbaric sport for such intelligent animals."

A national pass time is the bullfight.

54 posted on 04/14/2012 6:31:42 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: billorites

The Marx Brothers never missed an opportunity for a pun, did they?


55 posted on 04/14/2012 6:43:41 PM PDT by CommerceComet (If Mitt can leave the GOP to protest Reagan, why can't I do the same in protest of Romney?)
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To: billorites
I've visited Botswana ... stayed in one of the most upscale game lodges in that country. The game tours were spectacular ... you were within a few yards of prides of lions, Cape buffalo, giraffes, elephants, etc., etc.. Killing an elephant is a no brainer ... if this story is true this Spanish POS needs to die a slow agonizing death ... we were, no exaggeration, sitting in Land Rovers within touching distance of elephants ... they surrounded our vehicle.
56 posted on 04/14/2012 6:46:27 PM PDT by BluH2o
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To: Beelzebubba
Shhhhh!

Don't confuse the people who are getting their hate on with facts!

Botswana has a very healthy elephant population in fact a bit too healthy. Which is why they have these hunts. Too many elephants mean that your crops are going to get trampled, your fruit and nut trees are going to be uprooted and your cattle are going to be scattered to the four winds because elephants go right through your fences.

A culling, especially of lone bulls, helps keep the damage to humans at a minimum while doing no damage to the elephant population as a whole.

57 posted on 04/14/2012 6:49:10 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Would you sing if someone sucked YOU up the vacuum cleaner hose?)
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To: CollegeRepublican
They have never seen the damage elephants do.

To liberals every deer is Bambi, to many of the people on this thread every elephant is Dumbo.

Such gentle creatures.

58 posted on 04/14/2012 7:02:06 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Would you sing if someone sucked YOU up the vacuum cleaner hose?)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

A dead rhino with elephant tusk puncture wounds. If only.......


59 posted on 04/14/2012 7:10:01 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: livius
The problem, actually, is that he’s probably more conservative than the recent leaders of the country but is too chicken to say so.

That's probably not saying much, but I always had the impression that he was quite liberal. At least for a monarch. IIRC, he didn't follow Franco's plans and disappointed many of the conservatives after Franco died. I believe he also disapproves of any royal aspirations of the Bourbon pretender to the French throne.

Anyway, I'm surprised by all the criticism of him on this thread. Is this a PETA site?

60 posted on 04/14/2012 11:20:31 PM PDT by WPaCon
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