Skin Horse by Shaenon K. Garrity and Jeffrey C. Wells

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  1. DoctorWho55

    DoctorWho55 said, about 2 years ago

    “She sexed herself stupid?”
    I’ve know people of both genders that have done that,many times!

  2. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, about 2 years ago

    Hive minds. They’re all alike. A little sex, a little die-off, and they revert to slang that makes no sense. Typical.

  3. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, about 2 years ago

    Or, here’s an alternative suggestion as to what the problem is:

  4. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 2 years ago

    @Three Steps Over Japan

    Unfortunately, the answer is simple. The bee trade for decades has been centered in the southern tier states. When the africanized bee entered the U.S., it interbred with the local honeybees.
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    One thing that the africanized bee and its hybrids can’t stand is below freezing temperatures. Unlike regular honeybees, they don’t generate heat to survive the winter and produce about half the honey.
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    So, with bees being shipped all over the U.S., what happens when you ship the bees to a state that gets frost, like most northern states and you get your first fall frost? Or what happens when you get a cold snap in California, Florida, or Texas, like so many we’ve had get down into the 20s in the last decade?
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    They take off and die. Not as esoteric as cell towers so it’s not likely to make the media. Nor the conspiracy theory lobby.

  5. QuiteDragon

    QuiteDragon said, about 2 years ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    So, what about Europe? And what about all those northern U.S. states and European countries, all well above the latitudes that do not have freezing temperatures, that report colony collapse?

  6. Darwinskeeper

    Darwinskeeper said, about 2 years ago

    Every generation’s slang sounds stupid to the next generation. That’s one reason that I suspect the main reason for slang is to exclude those not in the group.

  7. Andrew_C

    Andrew_C said, about 2 years ago

    @QuiteDragon

    Not to forget that real african honey bees in Africa are perfectly capable of surviving sub-zero cold snaps.

  8. Andrew_C

    Andrew_C said, about 2 years ago

    @Andrew_C

    Also, African Honey Bees aren’t particularly agressive, I don’t why they get blamed for the agressivness of the Africanised bees.

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    I did not know that the Africanized hybrids were used to pollinate crops in the USA. They are not and the until recently the AH’s were restricted to a few places. And no the professionals did not misidentify them either. Your idea is preposterous.

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Andrew_C

    It must have happened when they were hybridized with Brazilian bees.

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    Happy, Happy, Happy!!! http://www.gofundme.com/z6x6x4vs GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    And all the bees that are dieing off in china. European Beas that have never bin around an African bee?

  12. 3hourtour

    3hourtour GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    …I blame Monsanto because it is popular and cool to do so…

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @3hourtour

    It isn’t popular nor “cool” it is factual. You obviously don’t want it to be accepted. Just check the facts and get back to us since it is cool for you to blindly support Monsanto.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @3hourtour

    It isn’t popular nor “cool” it is factual. You obviously don’t want it to be accepted. Just check the facts and get back to us since it is cool for you to blindly support Monsanto.

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