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general furry discussion / Re: Raptor Red
« Last post by Loc on Today at 11:02:19 am »
I'm a palaeontologist. It's very popular in some of the circles I hang around in.
I guess I missed the NASA link.  But it makes sense! 
I am sure that many people would get sick of plants only.  Also we are omnivores.  Many of us may need (?) meat after a while. 
Clean meat is neat!
For dinner, roast humanoid with fava beans and a nice Chianti. Its okay, its clean meat, really I promise!

I don't have a link as I got most of my info out of the book I read about Clean Meat.
The best think I like about Clean Meat is it is free of bacteria and other nasty
things biology produces in a living animal.  That and doing away with  the abuse of
animals for food.
The GOP talks about the socalled "Deep State". Trouble is there is one behind
the GOP. There are several supporting non elected groups working to shape the
government in their image, and they are using the GOP to do it. Both parties have
similar supporters, but it's mainly the GOP who has the "Deepest State".

It seems the deputy attorney general is accused of trying to remove the president
using the 25th amendment of the constitution. He denies it, but you can be sure
it pains Trump a lot to  think someone he picked could be so disloyal.  Will Trump
fire him? Or will Trump wait till after the election to purge his administration.

Many of the people Trump has hired have an agenda of their own. So Trump shouldn't
be surprised if they turn against him. It's likely why this white house has had the highest
number of leaks to the press than any other.

Will the GOP hurt themselves by putting a man who is accused of trying to rape a
young woman on the supreme court? Do they think the public doesn't care what he
may have done? The leader of the senate is saying he doesn't care because the
country needs a conservative court. The GOP leadership have gotten themselves
in a corner and have to push for this man or risk loosing votes during the midterm.
If it continues without a vote they may decide to move on to a man who they can
put in without so much controversy. Only time will tell.

You can find out more at the following links.
furry greetings / Re: Hi y'all from Damian Nigthmare
« Last post by Kay Alett on September 21, 2018, 10:53:51 pm »
Hello there Damian and welcome to the forums of Furtopia.
Have a Kit Kat!
No,no,no Kay.
Don't you know Racoons like tomatoes?

Now Damian... are you the one who ate all my tomatoes last night? :D

Have fun here on Furtopia!
Hope to see you again!

Well KitKats have an outer red packaging like a tomato. Red is a fruit.
general furry discussion / Raptor Red
« Last post by Kay Alett on September 21, 2018, 10:52:20 pm »
When I was in Jr. High I did quite a lot of reading and there was one book that really stood out to me.

Robert Bakker's Raptor Red.
The book chronicles a year in the life of a large Utahraptor. Highly anthropmorphised in her behavior and actions the book is more of a chronicle of the raptor's inner thoughts, feelings and instincts.
It's a good book if you don't take it as strict scientific... anything. It's informed by Bakker's knowledge of the Utahraptor but it is a lot of speculation.

So has anyone here read this book and if so what did you think?
general furry discussion / Re: The world of Redwall.
« Last post by Kay Alett on September 21, 2018, 10:38:36 pm »
I read some of the books back when I was in grade school. It's hard for me to really recall the exact grade but it was a long long time ago.
I don't recall much but I do remember that I enjoyed them a lot and even got in trouble with my PE teachers because I spent my time reading instead of running around and playing.

At least until my doctors reported to the PE teachers and the school that a lot of running would be too strenuous for my screwed up heart and they left me alone.
Actually I got through most of my school years with my nose in one book or another.
news forum / Re: Trump the GOP and Democrats. A new path or more of the same.
« Last post by Old Rabbit on September 21, 2018, 09:55:12 am »
North Korea is asking for more concessions to denuclearize. Well they are apparently still building
bombs and missles. It's very likely the leader of N Korea is testing Trump. He knows Trump wants a
win. He also knows Trump will bend to his will as long as he helps Trump look good. Hopefully
Trump doesn't do somthing stupid if he finds out he has been made a fool of.

The GOP are worried over this supreme court nomination. They see to think if they don't appoint
this man their base will feel disappointed in them. There isn't any reason to put this terrible individual
on the supreme court. Trump has a long list of hard right conservatives for the court.

The evangelical community supports this man saying he is a good man and has been for many years. Well
they have no room to talk. So called good evangelical people have killed others, some with the excuse
of saving babies. Since the supreme court allowed abortion in the learly 1970's the number of abortions has
dropped. Also many women were dieing getting abortions in back allies and by trying to do it themselves.
I am not a fan of abortion, but I think that should be between a woman and her GOD, not by government
decree. Unfortunately some  people think they know what a god wants them to do, even to kill.

President Trump came out and said why didn't this woman make a complaint to the police when
she was supposedly attacked? Unfortunately many men feel this way. Well not being a
woman they really shouldn't think they know how women feel when assaulted by anyone.

Many men have a bad habit of supporting each other under these conditions. It's likely due to not
wanting to give up their imagined dominance  over women. A historical control by men women
have had to live with down through time. Many women are still taught to use men's ego to survive,
and keep the peace at home. Over the last 50 years many women have been fighting for their
rights as being equal to men. They have made gains,  but it is a slow hard fight as many men feel
women belong in the home. Some men take their role as a bread winner so serious, they will commit
 suicide after killing wife and children if they fail. It seems some men are hard wired to think they should
dominate women. Many women are running for political office this year. They must not be discuraged
if they loose, because men won't give up control without a fight.

You can find out more at the following links.

general non-furry discussion / Re: Clean Meat without killing animals.
« Last post by Jade Sinapu on September 20, 2018, 07:07:13 pm »
I guess I missed the NASA link.  But it makes sense! 
I am sure that many people would get sick of plants only.  Also we are omnivores.  Many of us may need (?) meat after a while. 
Clean meat is neat!
For dinner, roast humanoid with fava beans and a nice Chianti. Its okay, its clean meat, really I promise!
general non-furry discussion / Re: Mt. Hood cougar hunt
« Last post by Jade Sinapu on September 20, 2018, 07:00:45 pm »
I was told to make noise with a bear and look big too, and not to back down and not to turn my back. I was told to walk back slowly while being big.

I was told to not worry about coyotes as they dislike humans.  And if they are acting strange, they most likely have pups near by.  Just be on your way.  same with other canines.

But I have been told to not run from a big cat, but also that acting big and scary is not very effective either.  I was told to just leave them alone.  Do not turn your back if you can.  I was told if you act big and let them get close that you are asking for trouble.   

Honestly, the animal I am most afraid of in the forest are people.

I have been shot at in a national forest.  I was not trespassing, as it was public lands.  It was not hunting season I think.
No non-human-animal has ever threatened to kill me just for walking.  Yet.

When you think about it, those animals are rather nice and beautiful people.  They let us walk through their living room, bed area, grocery store and child rearing area, all without much issue.

Try that with your neighbor who you do not know.  They will shoot you.  And no one will stick up for you. 
But we do that  to animals in their environment, and no one cares or thinks.

The arrogance of some people.

But still, there are many good humans too.

I think that one of the hardest things for a human to do, is to leave something alone.  Its unfathomable to some that things are at equilibrium WITHOUT their involvement.  It suggests they are not needed.

Why do I say this?  I am saying that when we walk into a remote forest, we are breaking equilibrium, and should be prepared for the  ripples we cause.  we are interlopers there. Things happen when you are invading territory not your own.  Animals have been preying on us humans since time immemorial.  Be prepared. 
Avoid loss of life, be it yours and/or the animals. 
general non-furry discussion / Re: Surviving a natural disaster. Adaptation?
« Last post by Jade Sinapu on September 20, 2018, 06:44:29 pm »
In areas where flodding is possible, people should keep water proof bags they can pack and put in the
attic or even a closet so they won't float away.

In New Orleans many people in flood prone areas keep and ax in the attic in case the levy gave. 'least that's what they said. I stayed in an apartment near a pump house. I stayed up a level, higher than the water on the other side :p

An axe in the attic is a good idea, but when they build new homes they should design the roof with a panel that could
be pushed out from the attic. It could have fasteners to keep people from breaking inn that way.

I always felt people should check to see how high water can get before building in a flood plain. Building a
garage level under the house would give another 10 or 12 ft of security.  In many cases this would prevent
most of the the damage most people suffer with a flood.

Yes, and if people who insist upon living in forest fire areas had a house that had 3/4 underground , 1/4 above ground it would help too.
The upper 1/4 could be expendable, and only contain the day time living area with many windows (with external metal shutters).  The upper 1/4 could also be made of stone and the roof of metal. 

but no, they make fully wood cabins all above ground.  and use wood that is full of pine pitch.  With a shake shingle roof.  And a propane tank smack next to it.

Many animals are living in burrows, which can resist fire, snow, sun, etc. 
I honestly feel more cozy in the lower level of a house if its a finished basement type situation.  Also safe from a drive by shooting.  (Yes, had to worry about that once, bad area.)

I know that in some areas water table is an issue, but in other areas it is not.  So in those cases an underground section may not be best.

Also for tornado alley, what about houses which have an expendable top section.  Should reduce all of our insurance costs.

Animals live with the ravages of nature, why can't we do more of that?
Oh yeah, adapt?

( I live in a place that will burn easy, and with a large tree to blow down on me, so I am asking for it)
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