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Friday, January 04, 2019

Invasive species in Europe

It's strange that scientists expect people to be concerned about the threat invasive species pose to the native squirrel population, but not the native human population.
Meet 9 Creepy Species That Pose Greatest Threat to Europe

Scientists have identified 66 species of plants and animals that pose the greatest threat to biodiversity and ecosystems. These species, entering and falling into new territories, displace the local flora and fauna.

Scientists considered eight species to be the most dangerous, another 40 to be high-risk, and 18 others to be medium-risk.

Species considered by the team of researchers included plants, terrestrial invertebrates and some marine and freshwater vertebrates and invertebrates.
This is just additional evidence that even those who affect to believe in evolution by natural selection don't really believe in it.

48 comments:

  1. I'd say the biggest invertebrate threat is the political class in those countries, just as it is in the USA. Interesting to see the growth in numbers of non-native varieties directly corresponds to the destruction of the local environment.

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  2. So, wait...the species of squirrel in that article is the threat? To what, exactly?

    I'm always mystified about this whole "we have to preserve it!" mentality. Life goes on, all without us intervening (and usually, when we do try to play God, it's disastrous).

    And I can think of quite a few specific humans that need to go extinct. xD

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    1. Invasive species warrent intervention because they will suffocate not only one or two rival species out of certain areas, but can radically change entire ecosystems. I don't know about squirrels, but here in Western Canada Burdock has transformed many ecosystems into total mono-cultures that are not only really ugly, but can result in many wasted dollars since new mono-cultures do not self regulate or their pest populations in the way that established biodiversity does.

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  3. This is a great point to arise next time I talk with some boomers in my circle. Let's try to break the spells.

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  4. Why don't we just wait for that other boogeyman of modern SCIENCE!, 'climate change', to wipe out everything for us? It'd be easier to rebuild from scratch, right?

    @ warunicorn - the problem, and yet another example of xenophiles' hypocrisy, is that we've already intervened: it's the free movement of humans that is scattering these "invasive" species around the globe, but especially into the West.

    And be forewarned, some day probably sooner than we'd like, ebola's going to break containment.

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    1. They just found a case of active Ebola in Sweden. SWEDEN, for God's sake.

      I mean, I'm not surprised; they wanted biodiversity, and they got it good and hard.

      I'm just waiting for the day when Europeans have finally had enough and start driving these "invasive species" back at gunpoint. Italy's Salvini is a good start, but it's not enough.

      SWEDEN, HOW COULD YOU!

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  5. This is go-to when it comes to “Diversity is our Strength.”

    My environmentalist friends absolutely hate Russian olive, purple loosestrife, water hyacinth, etc. etc.

    Oh, but people are people, so why should it be that you and I should get along so awfully?

    Blind, leading the blind.

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  6. Most people who talk about "scientists" and what they think aren't talking about scientists at all.

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  7. @warunicorn

    It's a threat to other species of squirrel. I don't know the details about the fox squirrel but in Britain, the introduction of the grey squirrel has endangered the red squirrel population as well as threatening certain birds and trees.

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  8. @2

    "So, wait...the species of squirrel in that article is the threat? To what, exactly?

    I'm always mystified about this whole "we have to preserve it!" mentality. "

    The explanation is always: "You never know -- those squirrels might cure cancer!!! You wouldn't want to kill the cure for cancer, would you?|

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  9. Blaidd wrote:@warunicorn

    It's a threat to other species of squirrel. I don't know the details about the fox squirrel but in Britain, the introduction of the grey squirrel has endangered the red squirrel population as well as threatening certain birds and trees.


    Ahh, right. I remember some stories now. I was thinking plant life exclusively for some reason.

    @bodenlose Remember that nurse from Maine(?) who came back from Africa during their last outbreak? The one with all the umbrage that she had to go through quarantine and sued successfully to mill about like it was a no-biggie?

    It's that level of stupidity I abhor. I just wish that only they could reap the consequences but, as we all know, that's almost never the case.

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  10. One day white liberals discovered that the legions of Vietnamese around here were buying tremendous quantities of betta fish for betting on betta fish fights.

    Another day the white liberals discovered that the astonishing multitude of Korean restaurants around here were serving up live baby octopus.

    On both occasions the SJWs turned on a dime from Diversity Is Our Strength into calling openly for all sorts of outrageous vigilante acts against the offenders. We had open calls for executions, lynchings, seizure of property, you name it. In droves.

    Their unconcern for the human toll of their follies compared with the heightened concern for all things not human simply staggers.

    Nothing will get through to these people I fear. They are lost. They absolutely refuse to reflect on the structures of their beliefs.

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  11. porgs and leftist HATE the west. they are willing to import all the stone age cultures to destroy what the west and Christianity have created. even Ebola is not a ship to far... ebola has now broken out in sweden. where will it strike next?

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  12. Meanwhile, the Dutch refuse to accept another invasive sub-species!

    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2019/01/eu-bitter-row-escalates-over-netherlands-refusal-to-take-in-migrants

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  13. Saw a story about patients vomiting blood in Sweden. Straight outta the Congo.

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  14. Sweden Ebola scare:

    https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1067165/sweden-ebola-uppsala-university-hospital-emergency-closed-patient-ebola-symptoms

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  15. "They absolutely refuse to reflect on the structures of their beliefs."

    Their belief is built around oppression is bad and the strong oppress the weak. White people oppress every other race since they are the "strongest" but if another race is oppressing poor defenseless animals then they deserve to die. I'd like to say its pathological compassion but I have a much stronger feeling it's simply a defense mechanism.

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  16. I've long said something similar about the species we protect. When we see an animal under threat of extinction we'll cordon off vast swaths of untouchable land. We'll spend billions to protect snails and toads.

    But no one seems to care about small human populations. I think I read there are only about a million people living in Estonia, and total number of Estonian speakers in the world less than 2 million.

    The Basques of Spain and Riffians of north Africa are also small populations. But everywhere the drive is for more diversity, more interbreeding, which mean that ultimateley these people will die out if trends do not reverse.

    Occasionally you'll get Sting or Bono admonishing the Brazilian congress about the vanishing tribes of cannibals in the Amazon. But White people in Europe and north Africa?? We get the Barbra Spectre Lerners of the world to "help" with the dilution.

    A few years back I was on a big ferry boat from Tallinn, Estonia to Oslo, IIRC. A 22-hour ride that was nicknamed "the party boat." It was full of 1000s of Africans and Jamaicans. All who just wanted to "party" with the lovely local blonde women.

    I think I remember a story from years ago that our state department even sponsored programs to send our "experts" to places like Estonia to tech them how wonderful American diversity is, and how to integrate radically different cultures, like Africans and Arabs. Be more inclusive. I think this is when I began to rethink the role of NATO. Estonia, the Baltics, Ukraine - maybe they'd be better off in the long run back in the Russian fold.

    This international push for more diversity is just like the supreme court ruling of forced busing back in the 70s, only writ much larger, (I suffered through that). Gone forever were the purely white communities. Government forced integration at the point of a gun, "you will all live together, share all the wealth, and you're gonna like it!"

    Absolutely shameful what American culture and hegemony has wrought in the world.

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  17. @10 "They absolutely refuse to reflect on the structures of their beliefs."

    I've come to believe that the immigration is used to shore up their belief structures:
    - the lie "work Americans won't do": big gov't regulation makes workers more expensive. Welfare gives Am's alternate to work. Big Business imports workers not subject to both Big gov't problems.
    - Feminism ruins women for men & men for women: import people with less pozzed values to marry.
    - Inner city crime: replace them with less law breaking populations (https://www.takimag.com/article/las_dirty_little_brown_secret_david_cole/)
    - winning elections: nothing informs people like winning. Elections with the old demographics would have stopped them in their tracks a long time ago if the consequences were actually felt.
    The new population supports & reinforces their leftist religion by sweeping their failures under the rug.

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  18. I've long said something similar about the species we protect. When we see an animal under threat of extinction we'll cordon off vast swaths of untouchable land. We'll spend billions to protect snails and toads.

    And the reality is that species go extinct all the time. If they are no longer in tune with their environment they can and will go extinct.

    To try to save them is anti-Scientific. Don't they believe in Evolution and Saint Darwin?

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  19. Their belief is built around oppression is bad and the strong oppress the weak.

    I've always think it is more than they want to feel they are "the good ones" and feel good about it. It is all about how they "feel".

    When people don't believe in god they don't believe in the devil, they start believing... in anything that makes them feel right.

    God is gone from their lives, how can they know they're righteous? The culture tells them they're fighting the evil nazis!

    I'm sure everybody here has thought things along these lines.

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  20. Save the Red, kill the grey. The Labour party in Britain actually did a campaign opposing the mass cult of the American invaders, they even hate our native squirrel.

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  21. VD Wrote:

    This is just additional evidence that even those who affect to believe in evolution by natural selection don't really believe in it.

    Oh, they believe in it all right. They just don't believe it can apply to humans.

    @10Nothing will get through to these people I fear. They are lost. They absolutely refuse to reflect on the structures of their beliefs.

    In other words, they are incapable of understanding their own contradictions. It's what you would expect from a hamster-addled 20-something cock carousel female, and it may be the death of Western Civilization.

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  22. Re: "This is just additional evidence that even those who affect to believe in evolution by natural selection don't really believe in it."

    The truth is grimmer than that. The cucks firmly believe in evolution and are using mass immigration as a means of white genocide.

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  23. @16

    "Absolutely shameful what (((American))) culture and hegemony has wrought in the world."

    Fixed it for you.

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  24. Speaking of invasive species, I got a timeout from twitter today for replying to Katie Hopkins and Matteo Salvini that one way to reduce the problem of illegal migrants trying to land in Sicily would be a submarine and a torpedo.

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  25. I've upset a few of Darwin's acolytes by referring to their prophet Sagan as a closet creationist.

    (because he believed you could detect remote intelligence by decoding the information in their signals, but darwinian True Believers routinely refer to any and all Intelligent Design proponents - who apply the exact same principle to the information content of living things - as closet creationists and ID as a Christian Trojan horse.)

    As noted, there isn't a single one of them can live by the ideas they claim to believe.

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  26. waiting for the inevitable sound of some natural selectionist screaming "but that wasn't real natural selection" just like they scream every time all of their other pipe dreams confilcts with reality...

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  27. You cannot deal with a problem until you have STATED the problem.

    We want the planned extinction of our race to be RECOGNIZED as a PROBLEM.

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  28. @22: The cucks firmly believe in evolution and are using mass immigration as a means of white genocide.

    Actually, what the cucks believe is even more grimmerer than that!! Here ya go:

    The cucks firmly believe in evolution and are using mass immigration as a means to make whites "better."

    And they begin this grand scheme by raising their wives' mulatto children with all the advantages beta bucks have to offer.

    And Dirk, @23, thanks for the fix. I must be slippin' in my old age...

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  29. After all, Tyrone Rees-Smitherton will one day, as an all-star wide receiver, be responsible for the sum total of all the family's pride.

    (And hopefully enough to make everyone forget his older brother Shitavius who just robbed convenient stores).

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  30. but can result in many wasted dollars since new mono-cultures do not self regulate or their pest populations in the way that established biodiversity does.

    It's only a short step for calls for biodiversity to calls for DieVersity.

    In any event, those mono-cultures will eventually crash and ...

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  31. They just found a case of active Ebola in Sweden. SWEDEN, for God's sake.

    I don't think it is confirmed yet, but seems highly likely and they will probably lie about it anyway.

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    1. Pretty sure it was confirmed by a separate testing facility. The patient in question (I don't know if she's Swede or African, but it was confirmed as a she) has been confined to the hospital and the hospital quarantined.

      If she's African, look for cries of "government oppression" and an armed group of "refugees" to break her out of containment, and then Ebola-chan will truly be free to perform her god-given task of educating the Swedes about "diversity."

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  32. For what it's worth grey squirrels are far superior victuals. A feature not to be overlooked when you're heading where the UK is.

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  33. God made us gardeners first. The we have to preserve it mentality is fine. The plants and bears and rocks and things are as God made them, and preserving the natural beauty is a worthy endeavor.

    We are supposed to intervene. That's our job. It also exists at our good pleasure. That's what envirotards forget.

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  34. @35: Not according to this, but I believe they will lie anyway!

    https://www.rte.ie/news/health/2019/0104/1020298-sweden-ebola/

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  35. @21

    "In other words, they are incapable of understanding their own contradictions. It's what you would expect from a hamster-addled 20-something cock carousel female, and it may be the death of Western Civilization."

    That may be the funnest one paragraph seen in these parts in months; even if it is too sadly true.

    Thank you, Sir.

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  36. Invasive species protection:

    "Today on Instagram, President Trump told the world that he has reviewed the question, and thinks he has authority to order construction of the border wall. He is giving negotiation with the Democrats “a shot,” but retains the option to leave Nancy Pelosi in the dust and proceed with construction:"

    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/01/can-trump-build-the-wall.php

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  37. There's a lo g running BBC series called Springwatch (they also do one called Autumnwatch). The programme follows a series of different animals in various parts of the UK. one of the presenters is a smarmy twat called Chris Pakham. I was watching with one of my brothers a couple of years ago, just as the furore over mass immigration, the crime etc, was being highlighted. Lo and behold, Springwatch did several episodes about the benefits of new species moving into habitats. It was so blatantly propaganda about the immivasion that me and my brother spent the entire evening howling with laughter.
    The BBC. Propaganda guaranteed.

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  38. Aaron Swenson wrote:Live baby octopii are tasty.

    I found it too rubbery. But I did like the way that you only needed one chopstick.

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  39. @35: Great way to drive a country's medical system into overdrive, however.

    Have a few people turn up at emergency departments with some vomit and chicken blood.

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  40. A Rothschild (or someone LARPing as one) showed up on the chans and did a Q&A awhile back. One of the things that struck me (and why I feel that it was either genuine or a very well researched LARP,) was that the Rothschild was a vegan who placed animals at the exact same value level as humans. It sounds like something a member of a detached elite would do.

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  41. I've never understood why a believer in evolution would want to preserve anything. If evolution is true, all life got here by out-competing other life. If something needs us to preserve it, it is clearly not up to the task and should go away sooner rather than later.

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  42. @24: and so you should have received a timeout. A few cannons at appropriate locations along the shore would be far more economical. Submarines and torpedae are expensive.

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  43. So much of the left's criticism of the military's efforts go something like this: "OMG, the Navy spent $100 million in monitoring islands around Japan," etc. But omitting the fact that this exercise is already 100% included in the defense budget.

    It's not an overage, and then not wasted!

    Yeah, our Navy costs money every hour, day week, and month. It's an actual bonus when they do something good with that time and money.

    Notice no lefty ever decried (nor praised) the extra, Herculean efforts of the American south Pacific fleet during the tsunami of 2004 to help people in need. And this was easily the most humanitarian effort/over time period ever launched in human history. Who gives a flying fuck what it might have cost the American taxpayer? Ignore.

    But the budget for Air Force One is not automatic. What did Obama spend on his many chosen trips to countries that needed to hear apologies?

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  44. It's even funnier when you notice the caption below the squirrel picture on the linked Sputnik blog post :

    Sciurus niger

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