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School kids across the nation are letting Trump and congress know
they are tired of the same old thing. They talk the talk, but never
walk the walk when it comes to gun safety legislation.

Trump and the GOP are calling for a bipartisan committee to look into
the issue. The young people best keep the pressure up because it's
likely the NRA is pressuring Trump and the GOP to stall. They and
the GOP know in most cases if they stall longenough the issue will
fade away. The NRA will likely spend what it takes to limit any and
all firearm legislation. This includes advertising to convince people
they should tell congress to go slow. Otherwise they may loose
their gun rights. Only time will tell.

This issue may cost the GOP and Trump some of their
support if they don't take it seriously. People care
about their kids more than most any other issue.




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meet the mods & staff / Re: Did I finally stop wandering?
« Last post by Old Rabbit on Today at 08:56:03 am »
It's always nice to wish a furry member a Happy Birthday.
Especially one who has been such a good one for 15
years. 

Happy Birthday Varg, and hope you have many more.

Tosses you lots of cakes and cookies. :or bunny:
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general non-furry discussion / Re: The "Bad News" thread.
« Last post by Foxpup on Today at 06:33:57 am »
I upgraded to Firefox 58 only to discover that Mozilla removed the dark theme... and that third-party themes don't work right with this version, so I'm stuck with the nasty default light theme. Now my eyes are bleeding. x_x

(Why do I keep upgrading things? I thought I resolved never to upgrade things again because stuff like this always happens when I upgrade things. I am smouldering with incandescent rage.)
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general furry discussion / Re: Non-performance uses for Fursuits?
« Last post by Michen_S on Today at 04:28:06 am »
Keep it as a pet!

Don't overfeed it.
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furry greetings / Re: Happy Birthday.
« Last post by Old Rabbit on February 19, 2018, 11:15:12 am »
Happy Birthday to you Gauthar

Hope you have a fine day.

"Tosses you some chocolate chip cookies and a big
cupcake with a candle on it.

Old Rabbit :orbunny:
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foodie furs / Re: Home made bread. From traditional to no knead refrigerator.
« Last post by cause the rat on February 19, 2018, 12:07:37 am »
OK. after only leaving the dough to hydrate for an hour. Not much of a difference. I still had to kneed the dough to get it to the proper state. Bread turned out nice. Looks like an hour is not enough time to allow the proteins in the dough to develop enough to cut the time you have to kneed. It was fun. No harm done and I have bread for the week.
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word games / Re: Avatar caption game
« Last post by Firelight on February 18, 2018, 07:16:41 pm »
Oh Noz the rocket exploded!  :-[
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furry greetings / Re: Happy Birthday.
« Last post by Varg the wanderer on February 18, 2018, 04:06:46 pm »
Happy Birthday to you Varg the wanderer. One of our fine staff, and a
member of 15 years.

"Tosses you a bag of chocolate chip cookies and a extra big
cupcake with a candle on it."

Old Rabbit :orbunny:

Woo Hoo!

*Catches*

Thank you! :D
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foodie furs / Re: Home made bread. From traditional to no knead refrigerator.
« Last post by cause the rat on February 18, 2018, 03:31:02 pm »
Sorry folks, I know it's been over a week. No I haven't stopped wanting to make bread. I geeked out last weekend. Spent hours upon hours of reading scientific studies and old documents. Documents from the 17 and 1800's. Just to find the answer to a question I had. So I not only didn't make any bread. But I ran out of bread on Friday. So yes. Today I'll be making lots of bread. I'm sticking with my go to recipe. Because i have it memorized.  :D Hey, it's good eats. So my experiment with the autolyse technique and hole milk will have to wait till next weekend.

What I will be doing today is a partial autolyse. Letting the dough sit completely mixed for an hour before I kneed it. It was stated on the bread forum by someone that this worked. Making it faster and easier to kneed the bread. By using the bread recipe I'm completely familiar with it will be easer to see how this will effect the outcome of the bread. I'm thinking of treating this first hour as the 'proofing' rise. The first rise before you divide the dough into loaves. This way I wont have to change the amount of yeast I use. I'll simply kneed, divide and then let the dough re rise a second time before baking. The amount of time the yeast will be in contact with the four starches will be the same.  I'll post and let you know how this worked out.
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