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Old 11-18-2008, 10:14 AM   #91
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oddly enough, this is the ad i get on the bottom of this page :

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i'm not sure what it means, but probably it's a sort of general, universal warning to be kind to humans and other animals whatever their size, and never never mention killing anything ever again ever for your whole lives, at least in my presence or anywhere i might happen to pass by.

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Old 11-18-2008, 11:19 AM   #92
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oddly enough, this is the ad i get on the bottom of this page :

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i'm not sure what it means, but probably it's a sort of general, universal warning to be kind to humans and other animals whatever their size, and never never mention killing anything ever again ever for your whole lives, at least in my presence or anywhere i might happen to pass by.
Do plants count?
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Old 11-18-2008, 11:22 AM   #93
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Old 11-18-2008, 12:40 PM   #94
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I put live Cane Toads in a plastic bag in the freezer. Does that make me good or bad?

(Honestly, it's considered by "authorities" to be the most "humane" way of killing the introduced pest)

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I'm not certain the words "humane" and "killing" ever belong in the same sentence. Probably not even in the same concept.

And, just curious how they would know. Shall we assume that several of them have frozen to death .... and lived to talk about it??? Does anyone else see a logic problem there??
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Old 11-18-2008, 02:03 PM   #95
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It goes...

"I'm a Barbie girl in the Barbie world
Life in plastic, it's fantastic
You can brush my hair, undress me everywhere
Imagination, life is your creation..."


There's even a video!
My first thought was "that is just wrong," but then I saw this one:
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And it put the barbie thing in perspective.

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You're in a minority of 3 now. I am telling myself the same thing, too.
I don't approve either, but it's not really out of concern for the squirrel -- the little buggers are pretty tough and weigh very little. If it didn't catch itself on a handy tree limb it probably just hit the ground, rolled a few times and developed a mortal fear of pasta strainers.

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A catapult you (and VR) might approve of more...

I'd love to build something like that for one of my dogs -- he'll litterally chase a ball 'till he keels over if you let him. But he's such a ninny he'd be scared of the ruddy thing.

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(squirrels sound like chickens ? that's just weird.)
You should hear some of their other sounds. There's one that's kind of a wheezing squawk -- took me years to figure out it was squirrels making the sound, but I finally spotted one while he was doing it. Their whole bodies swell up like they're trying to breath in a whole baloon and then they cut loose with this indescribable sound. It's just a bit creepy to see, actually.

Actually, here's a small collection of squirrel sounds, the one I'm describing is the first one on the list (over on the right).
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Old 11-18-2008, 02:11 PM   #96
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I'm not certain the words "humane" and "killing" ever belong in the same sentence. Probably not even in the same concept.
Well, I think we're all likely to agree that killing can be done in a slow, painful, lingering way which would obviously qualify as "inhumane."

From that context, anything that's painless or at least quick could be considered at least relatively humane.

The very few things I've had to kill, I've tried to be quick about it ... except of course for the spawn of demons known as roaches. Actually ... I s'pose I'm quick with them too, but it's only 'case the faster they're dead the better, not out of any sense of sympathy for the vile things.
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Old 11-18-2008, 02:27 PM   #97
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one really wonders the definition of humane ... after what we are capable of doing to one another

- never mind the 4-legged species !!!!
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Old 11-18-2008, 02:47 PM   #98
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I don't approve either, but it's not really out of concern for the squirrel -- the little buggers are pretty tough and weigh very little. If it didn't catch itself on a handy tree limb it probably just hit the ground, rolled a few times and developed a mortal fear of pasta strainers.
i'm going to believe you're right about that because it makes me feel better.
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You should hear some of their other sounds. There's one that's kind of a wheezing squawk -- took me years to figure out it was squirrels making the sound, but I finally spotted one while he was doing it. Their whole bodies swell up like they're trying to breath in a whole baloon and then they cut loose with this indescribable sound. It's just a bit creepy to see, actually.

Actually, here's a small collection of squirrel sounds, the one I'm describing is the first one on the list (over on the right).
heh. well now i'm sure they're planning to take over the world. any creature that makes that many different (weird) sounds has got to be up to something.
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Old 11-18-2008, 03:55 PM   #99
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i'm going to believe you're right about that because it makes me feel better.
I'm pretty confident of it, I wouldn't have said it if I weren't, of course, but I've watched the rascals quite a lot over the years. Pity we don't seem to have enough trees close enough to our house for them to visit us presently, though we do get yard bunnies from time to time. The wife and I have discussed planting ornamental cabbages to attract them more, but I digress.

Squirrels seem to be pretty tough for their size, I've seen them fall fairly far out of trees (it's bound to happen occasionally, as much time as they spend up there) and pop back up and run off with no more than a shake of the head to clear the ringing. I think it's a function of not weighing much and having a fairly efficient physical/muscular structure. And that doesn't even take into account their evil super-powers.

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heh. well now i'm sure they're planning to take over the world. any creature that makes that many different (weird) sounds has got to be up to something.
Well, do note that there are several different species represented in that list, it's not like all squirrels can make all those noises. But I'm sure that they manage to communicate well enough for their global domination conspiring purposes.
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I was sent a link to that video because a squirrel fell jumping from the top of a telephone pole to a tree and almost him my dog on the head. He fell about 20ft and landed flat on his back and bounced up and ran straight up the tree before my dog knew what happened. My dog still looks up in that tree every time we walk by. It's like he thinks it's a squirrel tree and another ripe one is going to drop at any time.
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The previous page I had the very boring Pocket PC database tools. This page is offering me an unsecured loan. I haven't actually read all the posts yet to see if that has any relevance on anything at all...
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heh. well now i'm sure they're planning to take over the world. any creature that makes that many different (weird) sounds has got to be up to something.
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The previous page I had the very boring Pocket PC database tools. This page is offering me an unsecured loan. I haven't actually read all the posts yet to see if that has any relevance on anything at all...
Perhaps this thread is so totally random that the contexter thingy can't figure out what sort of ads would be relevant to it.
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