[ExI] , question for Max or anyone

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Sun Sep 5 18:18:40 UTC 2021

But in this way, mules are smarter than horses:  horses will run or work
themselves to death and a mule or donkey won't.  It will just stand there
and take all the whipping you want to give it.  It knows its limits.  A
horse doesn't.  bill w

On Sun, Sep 5, 2021 at 11:17 AM spike jones via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

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> From: extropy-chat <extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org> On Behalf Of
> BillK via extropy-chat
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> >...Second that!  Many of my ancestors worked as coal miners from about
> 1830 onwards. That was before any power tools. Pick and shovel, kneeling
> in cramped tunnels. If the many dangers didn't kill you, the survivors got
> black lung disease that permanently disabled them.
> Doing your family tree is an eye-opener to the terrible conditions in
> olden times.
> (Or present day conditions in some undeveloped countries).
> BillK
> _______________________________________________
> Hashtg Metoo BillK.  I did genealogy and found lotsa cool stuff.  My
> ancestors were doing coal mining well up into the 20th century.  One of
> them was doing pick and shovel mining when he was in a bad slate fall which
> he survived but it crippled him for life.  After a coupla years he was
> recovered enough to go back to work, but he was a mining equipment operator
> after that.
> A grandfather grew up on a farm, so he knew the difference between mules
> and horses for plowing.  Mules don't have horse sense.  A horse is too hard
> to turn around at the end of a field, because it makes no sense: you just
> came from that direction.
> A mule doesn't have horse sense and consequently, is either too stupid to
> realize you just came from that direction or knows that obviously the
> ground must be broken by the bull-tongue plow, facilitating penetration of
> the roots of the future alfalfa crop, resulting in abundant life-sustaining
> hay.  No one really knows if the mule is thinking of nurturing future
> alfalfa or is too stupid to realize he has been turned thru pi radians.
> spike
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