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(Mother Nature Network)   Former NBA star Yao Ming shines a spotlight on poaching, wishes people would quit shooting tranquilizers at him while screaming "YETI"   ( mnn.com) divider line
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2012-09-09 05:12:21 AM  
I had no idea he had retired. Bummer.

Good to see he's still getting work.
 
2012-09-09 05:20:53 AM  

Lsherm: I had no idea he had retired. Bummer.

Good to see he's still getting work.


According to Wikipedia he retired just a little over a year ago: On July 20, 2011, Yao announced his retirement from basketball in a press conference in Shanghai. He cited injuries to his foot and ankle, including the third fracture to his left foot sustained near the end of 2010.
 
2012-09-09 06:19:58 AM  
Needs Hero tag
 
2012-09-09 06:24:29 AM  
I'd hate to think of the things people yell at Manute Bol, and that dude wasn't born with pinkies (admittedly the most useless finger around and actually were it not for ergonomically designed keyboards I would think the whole human race would eventually evolve to lose those fingers).
 
2012-09-09 06:29:03 AM  
OK looks like I was thinking of someone other than Manute re: fingers. I'm no fan of his religious bent per se but overall he sounded like a dynamic and fascinating human being.
 
2012-09-09 06:30:45 AM  
He can shine a light as long as he wants, but I'm still going to take mine sunny-side up. And keep the toast coming.
 
2012-09-09 06:43:59 AM  
Hey Yao, poaching tigers and bears ad finning sharks will not stop because half of your country believes random parts of endangered animals will cure cancer, impotence, colds, etc. and strengthen your life force or some dumb shiat made up 4,000 years ago. Maybe trying to convince half a billion people that Traditional Chinese Medicine is a crock would be a better start.
 
2012-09-09 06:51:57 AM  

Kalashinator: Hey Yao, poaching tigers and bears ad finning sharks will not stop because half of your country believes random parts of endangered animals will cure cancer, impotence, colds, etc. and strengthen your life force or some dumb shiat made up 4,000 years ago. Maybe trying to convince half a billion people that Traditional Chinese Medicine is a crock would be a better start.


This.

Playing on Western guilt is pointless if his own people are the ones doing the damage and simply don't care.

Well, OK, the money will still keep coming. There is that.
 
2012-09-09 06:55:11 AM  

Crotchrocket Slim: I'd hate to think of the things people yell at Manute Bol, and that dude wasn't born with pinkies (admittedly the most useless finger around and actually were it not for ergonomically designed keyboards I would think the whole human race would eventually evolve to lose those fingers).


i4.ytimg.com

Evolving WITHOUT a Pinky Finger???

/"I had to shoot my dog, you know."
/"Why? Was he mad?"
/"Well, he wasn't to happy about it."
 
2012-09-09 07:38:26 AM  
I've never understood is why don't the Chinese simply farm rhinos? You don't even have to kill them for their horns. You can simply saw them off and wait for them to regrown.
 
2012-09-09 08:03:57 AM  
Paid $500 to shoot an elephant and had it's tusks made into keys for my piano, so I'm getting a kick...

/not really
//okay really
/maybe
 
2012-09-09 08:07:09 AM  

Boudica's War Tampon: Crotchrocket Slim: I'd hate to think of the things people yell at Manute Bol, and that dude wasn't born with pinkies (admittedly the most useless finger around and actually were it not for ergonomically designed keyboards I would think the whole human race would eventually evolve to lose those fingers).

[i4.ytimg.com image 480x360]

Evolving WITHOUT a Pinky Finger???

/"I had to shoot my dog, you know."
/"Why? Was he mad?"
/"Well, he wasn't to happy about it."


LOL at least something good came from that abortion of a post of mine :)
 
2012-09-09 08:21:30 AM  
That's a great visual.
 
2012-09-09 09:32:00 AM  
Thats right Yao. I'd rather have my eggs over hard anyways.
 
2012-09-09 10:18:09 AM  
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2012-09-09 10:27:28 AM  

Coelacanth: I've never understood is why don't the Chinese simply farm rhinos? You don't even have to kill them for their horns. You can simply saw them off and wait for them to regrown.


Have you seen how they farm bears?

Link
 
2012-09-09 10:47:10 AM  

Kalashinator: Hey Yao, poaching tigers and bears ad finning sharks will not stop because half of your country believes random parts of endangered animals will cure cancer, impotence, colds, etc. and strengthen your life force or some dumb shiat made up 4,000 years ago. Maybe trying to convince half a billion people that Traditional Chinese Medicine is a crock would be a better start.


Exactly this. Between the bullshiat medicinal uses and that fact that, especially in southern China, they'll eat anything that moves, they need a fundamental cultural shift, which I don't see likely. With more and more people in China making big money, it's only going to get worse.
 
2012-09-09 11:34:31 AM  
Drinking soup made from Snow Leopard paw is essential! Those penises aren't erecting themselves.
 
2012-09-09 12:59:30 PM  

Straelbora: Kalashinator: Hey Yao, poaching tigers and bears ad finning sharks will not stop because half of your country believes random parts of endangered animals will cure cancer, impotence, colds, etc. and strengthen your life force or some dumb shiat made up 4,000 years ago. Maybe trying to convince half a billion people that Traditional Chinese Medicine is a crock would be a better start.

Exactly this. Between the bullshiat medicinal uses and that fact that, especially in southern China, they'll eat anything that moves, they need a fundamental cultural shift, which I don't see likely. With more and more people in China making big money, it's only going to get worse.


It'll get better. Those making money, just like Yao, will be exposed to different cultures, different thoughts and will understand that their traditional chinese medicine (TCM) is completely bogus. They will then advocate for the cessation of poaching because it's cruel and doesn't work, just like Yao. It's the ignorant and the poor who believe in such nonsense.

/Same as in America where the ignorant and the poor are the ones who believe in Tea Party politics. Once they go and see the world, they understand otherwise. Of course, some are so blinded, they can see all of the world and still can't see.
 
2012-09-09 06:40:51 PM  
www.mnn.com

Yao like to hang out with African midgets.
 
2012-09-09 10:42:21 PM  
We all need Handi-Off

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2012-09-10 06:24:52 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: Lsherm: I had no idea he had retired. Bummer.

Good to see he's still getting work.

According to Wikipedia he retired just a little over a year ago: On July 20, 2011, Yao announced his retirement from basketball in a press conference in Shanghai. He cited injuries to his foot and ankle, including the third fracture to his left foot sustained near the end of 2010.the inability to get enough oxygen in the upper atmosphere.


FTFY.

I'm going to go feel short now.
 
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