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general non-furry discussion / Re: The "Good News" thread.
« Last post by Firelight on Today at 05:32:11 pm »
Kimba's pretty! I'd say use Ceaser Millan but it'd be hard to get him.

My good news is it's Eevee's birthday/adoption day!
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I understand Kay. It's so sad that people become so set in
their ways they can't acept changes in society.  It's not that
they are all bad people, I think most really feel they are doing
good. This is why we are supposed to have people in government 
that look past emotion to do the right thing.

I really don't know what will change them except a disaster of
some kind. The Great depression changed a lot of people then
again it didn't change others. It's sad, but many people like
to place blaime on anyone but themselves.

Trump is a lousy businessman, and doesn't understand world
politics. But he understands how to manipulate a large percentage
of people. He is a professional actor, and salesman. A man who
probably could sell a furnace to those living on the equator.
A Charismatic  person who understands the human psyche can
sell almost anything. Just look at the various cults and religions
around the world.

If President Trump actually cared about making this country
great for anyone but the riches Americans. He could be a
great president. Unfortuantly he is a man who
care nothing for anyone but himself, and is oversized
ego is dragging his presidency down and likely the
whole country eventually. down.

Sure the economey is doing fine, but his tarrifs
and bad trade deals will put an end to that.
Obama left with a growing economy. The GOP
and Trump have tied their wagons to it. So
when it does slow down or crash it will take
them with it.
History has shown tarrifs hurt the economy. It
was one of the big causes of the great depression
along with a overgrown stockmarcket.
Sound familiar? Time will tell.

Trump has supported Putin from the beginning. What
ties Trump to Putin? Trump hides his tax returns.
 What secrets do they hold? Congress could get them
but they seem to be afraid of what they might find.

Trump is considering sending Obamas ambassador
to Russia because Putin wants to question him. It's
likely Putin wants to imprison or kill him. The man
has been under threat by Putin for some time. Sending 
this man to Russia could be a death sentence.

You can find out more at the following links.
www.msnbc.com

www.investigaterussia.org
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news forum / Re: Trump the GOP and Democrats. A new path or more of the same.
« Last post by Kay Alett on July 18, 2018, 11:56:16 pm »
Trump continues to claim
he has been very tough on Russia. More than any other president. This is
ridiculous, could it be Trump really believes it? If so we are in the hands
of a man who is loosing his mind.

It's a well known tactic of Trump to make an outlandish statement that he's doing something better than everyone else.
It's a tactic that's served him well in his business dealings and it works against the more simple-minded citizens who would rather just switch their brains off and bring in a president who won't ask them to think about political issues.
Just listen to this crap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YA631bMT9g8

And it really upsets me this whole mentality of "Can't someone else do it?" when it comes to politics.
My own dad gets mad at me when I try to bring up politics. He asks a question about why gay people want marriage, or why the Black Panther movie talks about racial issues. Then when I try to answer him he shuts me out. Because he doesn't want to think about the political structure of the country. H doesn't want to acknowledge that the political landscape affects him. He just wants to sit in his room, he and my stepmom, watching tv, and sit in their little bubble and pretend the world outside doesn't exist.

And I see his attitude in a lot of people. People who want the politicians to run things for them so they can sit at home watching their reality tv and pretend there isn't a world beyond the town they live in.
Nearly all of them will never leave their towns in their whole lives. Most of them won't even ever get the chance to step outside of their states so why should they think about the world beyond their front door if they never see it?

(On a side note if I had some god-like power to make something mandatory for all people it would be that every person on earth must spend a minimum or two years traveling abroad, visiting other countries and seeing the world. Every person on Earth.)


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Those in Russia look at Trump like he is a fool since the meeting with Putin..
Back turning Trumps campaign Putin remarked that Trump acts like a clown.
Trump at the time tried to say Putin was praising him.

It isn't just Russia. Countries all over the world have made their own parodies about Trump.
I won't link it here because of the language but look up on youtube "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" and go to time index 4:05 where Oliver shows just a handful of parodies that other countries have made about Trump.

Trump, and the US by proxy, is a joke in the eyes of the world. Trump got into office with the slogan "make america great again" but he has done the exact opposite.
Obama tried very hard to raise the US' standing and image in the world and maybe if the republicans hadn't held him back so much he could have done more than baby steps. But whatever progress Obama made to make america look decent to the world has been destroyed by our electing a man who is so outlandish, so loud, so selfish, and so ill-equipped for office that he's like a cartoon character. Like an american stereotype as seen in japanese anime that has come to life.

And now I'm going to stop because I feel like I'm just rambling and fear I may have completely lost whatever point I was attempting to make.
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furry storytelling / Re: Iara's Writing Corner-Prompt Challenge!
« Last post by Jade Sinapu on July 18, 2018, 09:48:53 am »
What about...
"He shattered his femur, and water was running low"
If that is too "directive" you do not have to use it.
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news forum / Re: Trump the GOP and Democrats. A new path or more of the same.
« Last post by Old Rabbit on July 18, 2018, 09:00:29 am »
It seems President Trump thinks we are all idiots when he claimed he
mis spoke "would for wouldn't" If he had really done so he would have
corrected it immediately not a day later. He tried to say he hadn't seen
the transcript of his remarks till the next day. I am absolutly sure he
was told most strongly on the plane ride home how  big his mistake
was.

When he was on Fox news when he returned to Washington DC He could
have reversed his self at that time, not the next day. It's reported the
vice president and the secretary of state sat down with Trump and worked
out the excuse for Trump. Even when he read the prepared remarks he ad
libed that he stillfelt it could have been others instead of Russia.

The whole press conference by Trump was incoherent. While Putin
spoke to the point Trump just rambled from subject to subject.  He
didn't even answer some of the questions trying to shift the blame
to the democrats and H Clinton for the hacking.

There are reports that cheif of staff Kelly got on the phone and told
repbublicn they should tell Trump that he should clarify himself, apparently
hoping this would get Trump to  back up and change his comments not
supporting the United States over Russia. Even when Trump did it was
half hearted.

I think we all noticed how quick the GOP changed after Trumps so called
clarification.  They are starting to make excuses for Trump instead of 
standing up for our country. The GOP cares more about holding power
than the United States of America.

Trump supporters say they like Trump because he is outspoken and is
strong for our country. Sure didn't sound that way last m onday. Trump
acted more like a whipped oup instead of a strong leader.  He evensaid
Putin strongly denied  hacking our election. Like he shouted Trump down
during their private meeting.

I first noticed this meakness in Trump during the news conference after
he met with the Mexican President. Trump is only strong when he feels he
is in control. Otherwise he is very weak. It's a fact he hasn't the nerve to
fire anyone personally, unless the person is a whimp. Sure he sounds
strong in his rallys where the room is full of supporters. Even then when
someone stands up to him he has his supporters toss them out. He is
afraid to debate them in fron of his supporters.

I really doubt that NATO can't depend on Trump if Russia invades any
member of NATO. They best start building up their own defenses.

The USA will be standing by it's self if congress fails to limit Trumps actions
over the next few years. I wonder if we will every find out why Trump
submits to Putin from the start of his campaign. Trump continues to claim
he has been very tough on Russia. More than any other president. This is
ridiculous, could it be Trump really believes it? If so we are in the hands
of a man who is loosing his mind. 

Those in Russia look at Trump like he is a fool since the meeting with Putin..
Back turning Trumps campaign Putin remarked that Trump acts like a clown.
Trump at the time tried to say Putin was praising him.

You can find out more at the following links.
www.msnbc.com

www.investigaterussia.org

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furry storytelling / Re: Iara's Writing Corner-Prompt Challenge!
« Last post by Amducious on July 17, 2018, 08:37:57 pm »
Loved the story Iíve re-read it a couple times now ^^. Great job!!!  :) :) :)
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news forum / Re: Trump the GOP and Democrats. A new path or more of the same.
« Last post by Kobuk on July 17, 2018, 07:03:52 pm »
https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/17/politics/trump-backtracks-russia-remarks-transcript/index.html

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So I'll begin by stating that I have full faith and support for America's great intelligence agencies. Always have.
^ What support? I sure as hell ain't seeing it from Trump.  >:(

 And I have felt very strongly that, while Russia's actions had no impact at all on the outcome of the election, let me be totally clear in saying that -- and I've said this many times -- I accept our intelligence community's conclusion that Russia's meddling in the 2016 election took place. Could be other people also; there's a lot of people out there.

What an imbecile!  :D
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general non-furry discussion / Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Last post by Kay Alett on July 17, 2018, 02:00:33 pm »
Speaking of things being removed, one thing that seriously bothers me is when I'm browsing youtube and adding stuff to watch later, when I have time.
And then when I do get time to sit down and watch those videos, they're gone! And even worse I don't even recall what the name of the vid was or who made it or anything.
No clue why it's gone either. Perhaps it was pulled by youtube, perhaps the video maker themself pulled it. Whatever the case it's seriously aggravating.
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news forum / Re: Trump the GOP and Democrats. A new path or more of the same.
« Last post by Old Rabbit on July 17, 2018, 10:38:56 am »
I like to imagine Trump cowed down to Putin. He's used to running businesses and corporations and thinks he can run the US like it's a business, not realizing that the stakes are much much higher. If a national leader wants something done strong enough they send in the army
If Putin does another invasion like he did in the Ukraine I doubt very much Trump will step up and stop him.
Maybe it's cause they're working together or maybe it's cause Trump has no idea at all what to do when someone actually puts a loaded gun to his head and shouts demands.

The annoying orange thinks he can run the US like a business. He has no idea how real, genuine politics works. He's a businessman, he's not a politician, And I'll go even further to say he's a bad businessman who has tanked a number of things he's tried doing. Remember Trump University? Trump Airlines? Trump Steaks? How about Trump Vodka which he made to compete against Grey Goose Vodka but failed miserably because nobody wanted to drink it.

And those are just a few examples.
Now it's time for the country as a whole to bear the mark of failure as all those projects of his...

I  couldn't agree more Kay. Trump is a bad businessman and he is trying to  run
the country like a business.  Also he like many people with little knowledge of
politics thinks all problems can be fixed with the stroke of a pen.

Autocrats like Putin can lead people like Trump around by the nose. They know
how far they can go befor starting a serious conflitct. I think Trump is scared if
heseriously  confronts Putin he might start a nuclear war. It's not likely Putin
would wantto be the head of a country laying in ruin. Much less the cause of it.

Bullies like Putin will keep pushing if you don't stand up to them.
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traditional and digital artwork / Re: Iara's Artwork
« Last post by Iara Warriorfeather on July 16, 2018, 11:14:19 pm »
Blue and black markings on your panther Riley are great!  Moongaze is looking winsome, of course.  And I love the warm tones throughout the second image.  Your dinosaur is cute, yet dangerous, and im not sure which way to run  ;).  Great work Iara!
Maybe if I get my skills up, I will look into these Copic markers.   Hmm...

(Hey Iara, have you ever thought of doing dinosaur illustrations to teach kids or adults different species?  Since no flesh survives the petrification process, artists are the only ones who can show us what they looked like.  Where I live there are a few good dinosaur track formations, and each exhibit is accompied with an educational display.)

Thank you, Jade! Copics definitely seem to be my medium, as it were, I really loved markers as a kid and watercolors, too...these are a blend of both, which is really nice! If you can afford them, look into them!

Making illustrations for kids/displays/books is something I have considered. I worry that the industry itself isn't the best...tons of kids/dino books are out there...I hesitate, only because I am uncertain how my drawings will be received, and what kind of story I would make! Right now I am focusing on drawing for me (and my friends!) versus on a professional level...although I am taking commissions, right now I still view my work as that of catharsis versus lucrative. Maybe someone will prove me wrong! But until then I appreciate the compliment and I am glad you like my work. :3

Dino tracks are awesome! I have seen a few in person, they are amazing in the way they capture a window in time...

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