Tuesday, July 14, 2009

May all your interventions be humanitarian

Armenian Genocide - 1915-1918 - 1,500,000 Deaths

The Armenian Genocide, the first genocide of the 20th Century, occurred when two million Armenians living in Turkey were eliminated from their historic homeland through forced deportations and massacres.

Ukraine Famine - 1932-1933 - 7,000,000 Deaths

Joseph Stalin, leader of the Soviet Union, set in motion events designed to cause a famine in the Ukraine to destroy the people there seeking independence from his rule. As a result, an estimated 7,000,000 persons perished in this farming area, known as the breadbasket of Europe, with the people deprived of the food they had grown with their own hands.

Nanking Massacre - 1937-1938 - 300,000 Deaths

In December of 1937, the Japanese Imperial Army marched into China's capital city of Nanking and proceeded to murder 300,000 out of 600,000 civilians and soldiers in the city. The six weeks of carnage would become known as the Rape of Nanking and represented the single worst atrocity during the World War II era in either the European or Pacific theaters of war.

Holocaust - 1938-1945-6,000,000 Deaths

It began with a simple boycott of Jewish shops and ended in the gas chambers at Auschwitz as Adolf Hitler and his Nazi followers attempted to exterminate the entire Jewish population of Europe.

Cambodia Genocide (Pol Pot) - 1975-1979 - 2,000,000 Deaths

An attempt by Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot to form a Communist peasant farming society resulted in the deaths of 25 percent of the country's population from starvation, overwork and executions.

Genocide in Rwanda - 1994 - 800,000 Deaths

Beginning on April 6, 1994, and for the next hundred days, up to 800,000 Tutsis were killed by Hutu militia using clubs and machetes, with as many as 10,000 killed each day.

Bosnia Genocide - 1992-1995 - 200,000 Deaths

In the Republic of Bosnia-Herzegovina, conflict between the three main ethnic groups, the Serbs, Croats, and Muslims, resulted in genocide committed by the Serbs against the Muslims in Bosnia.

Corey's Arachnida Cleansing of 2009 - est. 1000000 Deaths

In the backyard of a dude sick of the potential sting of a scorpion, a plan was launched to strike back at the pre-emptive attacks by Scorpions. What started as a, get near my house you are toast was escalated by a surprise attack when Corey was reaching for his dropped keys on his carport. What is estimated as most likly a several week process, and perhaps costly, the goal was to remove all scorpion settlements within the Rial bank of the Stoney Mountain and then maintain a secure perimeter with all sorts of nasty and dangerous determent's of the scorpions. The death toll will never be known and the struggle is on going.

Not to make light of those horrible events, but to try and make an analogies on how much I don't want lethal predators hanging around my house. On a side note: read more about these genocides and try and have some compassion for some people in incredible horrible conditions, this site does a good job in explaining what went down


How 'bout some pics soon? Less Scorpion nonsense........


til the cows come home.

1 comment:

  1. Dude, seriously... do something about those scorpions. I have never heard of someone having so many scorpion issues as you do. You gotta be careful, because the way I see it, you'll end up getting tied down like Gulliver if these scorpions decide to unionize and work together. Dude, we gotta de-colonize these bastards... I'm thinking you should have an anti-scorpion party.. or maybe you should buy a cat, or a couple of cats. Cats are immune to scorpion stings and they will keep you safe.