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Baracktrema obamai--New Flatworm Species...Really

Baracktrema obamai--New Flatworm Species...Really

Unread postby dohboi » Fri 09 Sep 2016, 21:37:25

This one if for planty:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/ ... 1473451753

Barack Obama's latest honor: a parasitic flatworm to bear his name


What to give the man who has everything, including a Nobel prize? The newly discovered species Baracktrema obamai is certainly ‘unusual and distinctive’

Having a newly discovered parasitic flatworm named after you may not be the world’s most illustrious honor, but it’s something Barack Obama nonetheless has the pleasure of adding to his presidential legacy.

Enter Baracktrema obamai, the flatworm that infects Malaysian freshwater turtles, a species and genus of parasite discovered by Dr Thomas R Platt, an expert on turtle parasites, who wanted to bestow the president with a gift of adding his namesake to the animal kingdom...
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Re: Baracktrema obamai--New Flatworm Species...Really

Unread postby Plantagenet » Fri 09 Sep 2016, 22:10:40

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The Obama parasite.
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Re: Baracktrema obamai--New Flatworm Species...Really

Unread postby Plantagenet » Fri 09 Sep 2016, 22:55:16

pstarr wrote:
Plantagenet wrote:Image
The Obama parasite.

Jeez, that's about as ugly and useless a piece of art (I say that lightly) as I have ever seen. Did you design and implement that atrocity Planty?


It was't me Petey.

I'm just the messenger.
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Re: Baracktrema obamai--New Flatworm Species...Really

Unread postby dohboi » Sat 10 Sep 2016, 06:36:10

I thought P would salivate a bit over this one. Well, you won't have Obama to kick around much longer (unless you enjoy kicking dead horses).

Has it been a warm late summer/early fall up there, (or have you been jetting around again so haven't noticed)?
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Re: Baracktrema obamai--New Flatworm Species...Really

Unread postby Plantagenet » Sat 10 Sep 2016, 10:53:31

dohboi wrote:won't have Obama to kick around much longer .


I'm sure President Hillary will provide some interesting topics to discuss

dohboi wrote:Has it been a warm late summer/early fall up there


We're having a very beautiful fall, with near record warm temperatures. Of course, here in central Alaska that means Temps in the low 60s. I'm trying to get outside as much as possible, hiking up a steep local trail every afternoon through golden yellow birch trees, with leaves occasionally fluttering down to carpet the ground.

Hope you are also having a great fall. You are in.....Wisconsin? Is that right, D.? And I hope Peter is enjoying his custom-built McMansion in California?
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Re: Baracktrema obamai--New Flatworm Species...Really

Unread postby dohboi » Sat 10 Sep 2016, 12:18:34

Niiiice!

I'm in Minnnesota, and we're finally having some lovely fall weather after a wet and warm late August.
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Unread postby dissident » Sat 10 Sep 2016, 13:30:43

Trash talking liar Obama and his parasitic worm namesake. Good choice!
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Re: Baracktrema obamai--New Flatworm Species...Really

Unread postby dohboi » Wed 14 Sep 2016, 10:50:57

Just to even out the scales and offer something else for P and others to consider:

http://www.kentucky.com/opinion/op-ed/a ... 07788.html

Wendell Berry: The new racism embodied in total contempt for Obama
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