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Climate Change - miamizsun - May 27, 2016 - 12:56pm
 
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Photos you have taken of your walks or hikes. - KurtfromLaQuinta - May 27, 2016 - 10:44am
 
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HALF A WORLD - miamizsun - May 27, 2016 - 5:14am
 
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Posted: May 17, 2016 - 9:55pm

 Proclivities wrote:

Is that where The Spring Garden Bar used to be?

 
That's still there midst the university campus. This is about a mile west.
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Posted: May 16, 2016 - 8:56am

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road trip
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Posted: May 16, 2016 - 7:26am

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{#Chef}
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Posted: May 14, 2016 - 9:24am

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Beaker wrote:
Prima Donna band leaders when offered a premium $, then try to dictate to a venue how many sets and for how long they're going to play.  Read the effin' contract.  If you don't like it, move on and stfu.
  
And then they complain about promoters. Take all the risk, keep 5% of the gross.

 
Turns out the band leader wasn't the problem at all.  It was the twit who injected himself into the negotiation.

 

Twit has earned himself one of these.
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Posted: May 13, 2016 - 2:28pm

 Beaker wrote:
Prima Donna band leaders when offered a premium $, then try to dictate to a venue how many sets and for how long they're going to play.  Read the effin' contract.  If you don't like it, move on and stfu.
 
And then they complain about promoters. Take all the risk, keep 5% of the gross.
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Posted: May 13, 2016 - 2:23pm

Prima Donna band leaders when offered a premium $, then try to dictate to a venue how many sets and for how long they're going to play.  Read the effin' contract.  If you don't like it, move on and stfu.


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Posted: May 13, 2016 - 9:59am

 oldviolin wrote: 
Is that where The Spring Garden Bar used to be?
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Posted: May 13, 2016 - 9:37am

 oldviolin wrote: 

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Posted: May 13, 2016 - 9:21am

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Posted: May 13, 2016 - 8:21am

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It's not they're bailiwick, you know?  They just want to protect birds. 

Without getting into the dry scientific literature, I found this piece reasonably objective.

Peace out.

 
Okay so the problem is too many cats. Given. What are the options? The bird people don't come out and say it, but TNR isn't satisfactory for them: they want the captured cats killed. Fine. Oh, but wait: as clearly explained, cats reproduce far too quickly for even an aggressive capture/euthanize program to be effective. Without mass killings of stray and feral cats via poisoning, the population of cats in an area will always be at or near its carrying capacity. I disagree with the TNR people in that article about feeding the TNReturned population, however. The bird people have proven (more or less) that fed TNR cats still hunt. Whether they hunt as much as they would if they were not fed, this article doesn't say. I suspect not. And someone in that article whined that they don't deserve to starve. Well they won't. Okay, some will. But removing sources of food will reduce the carrying capacity of the area and over time, the cat population will diminish through shorter life expectancy and smaller litters. Birds will return. The cat population will return. But one would be hopeful that at that low ebb in the population, the TNR will be able to get ahead of the curve, reach that 75% threshold, and keep the population from rebounding to such a degree.
 
We can euthanize the cats we capture; it won't have any more effect on populations than TNR; I think that it will have less effect: In 6 months, the euthanized cats will be replaced. Or we can return TNR cats, which will compete with intact animals for resources, which means to me that there will be generations of cats lost due to this competition (as long as we don't feed the cats/increase the ability for an area to support more cats). The only losers here are birds and bird people, who need to come right out and say what it is they want: nationwide mass poisonings of feral colonies. Which will have only a temporary effect unless an aggressive TNR + mandatory spay/neuter laws are in place.
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Posted: May 13, 2016 - 7:24am

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You say "a more holistic view is called for." What exactly would that entail? The "Better Solutions" sidebar in the piece you link to is either superfluous (most of these things are done already) or gasping-for-breath funny: "remove stray and feral cats from communities, parks, and other public areas that provide habitat for wildlife, and take them to a shelter." Really? Someone sat down and in all earnestness, typed that out, thinking "no one has tried this, and shelters are giant cavernous spaces with abundant staff and resources to accommodate hundreds of ferals!"

 
It's not they're bailiwick, you know?  They just want to protect birds. 

Without getting into the dry scientific literature, I found this piece reasonably objective.

Peace out.
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Posted: May 12, 2016 - 9:56am

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It's up to the rest of us to keep those topics pushed as far down the list as possible. Post up a storm in the fun topics. I posted a video in Beer a little while ago.

 
the first toxic subject (Trump) is down to number 26 right now on the latest posts list, good job everyone


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Posted: May 11, 2016 - 7:45pm

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Discover is great. CSRs kept reminding me that I'd never be liable for fraudulent charges.

 
Excellent.
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Posted: May 11, 2016 - 7:33pm

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That sucks beyond suckdom. Hope you were able to get it squared away.

 
Discover is great. CSRs kept reminding me that I'd never be liable for fraudulent charges.
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Posted: May 11, 2016 - 6:56pm

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Wondering how PayPal transactions hit my Discover card without them showing up in my PayPal account. Which is to say, fraud.

It's been a busy afternoon.

 
That sucks beyond suckdom. Hope you were able to get it squared away.


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Posted: May 11, 2016 - 5:16pm

Wondering how PayPal transactions hit my Discover card without them showing up in my PayPal account. Which is to say, fraud.

It's been a busy afternoon.
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Posted: May 10, 2016 - 6:22pm

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You say "a more holistic view is called for." What exactly would that entail? The "Better Solutions" sidebar in the piece you link to is either superfluous (most of these things are done already) or gasping-for-breath funny: "remove stray and feral cats from communities, parks, and other public areas that provide habitat for wildlife, and take them to a shelter." Really? Someone sat down and in all earnestness, typed that out, thinking "no one has tried this, and shelters are giant cavernous spaces with abundant staff and resources to accommodate hundreds of ferals!"

 
Right. The only shleter available here is municipal and they euthanize most of the animals they take in.
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Posted: May 10, 2016 - 6:18pm

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You say "a more holistic view is called for." What exactly would that entail? The "Better Solutions" sidebar in the piece you link to is either superfluous (most of these things are done already) or gasping-for-breath funny: "remove stray and feral cats from communities, parks, and other public areas that provide habitat for wildlife, and take them to a shelter." Really? Someone sat down and in all earnestness, typed that out, thinking "no one has tried this, and shelters are giant cavernous spaces with abundant staff and resources to accommodate hundreds of ferals!"
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Posted: May 10, 2016 - 6:02pm

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Oh, I have lots of articles.

I like cats.  And I like a lot of what cats' prey upon.

If they were in a healthy ecological balance, I'd be okay with it.  The science (ie...non-anecdotal, statistically sound, evidence) shows that doesn't seem to be the case.

So I think a more holistic view is called for.  I understand, tho, how that might be very difficult.

Can we agree science is cool? {#Cool}
Speaking of ecological balance...I'd support TNR for humans.  {#Whistle}

 
Science is the bomb, but even science continues to argue about a great many things. As I said, our experience so far is that what we are doing is beneficial. The cats are healthier and breeding less, there are still plenty of squirrels and birds around, and everyone seems happy. I would agree that these results are specific to our situation/area and others results may be different.

TNR for humans is certainly an idea that bears further discussion. {#Wink} 


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Posted: May 10, 2016 - 4:55pm

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That's one article with an opposing perspective/opinion. You and I can both google up others that say TNR does work and is humane. In our experience, having practiced TNR for several years now; the cats we have trapped and returned are visibly healthier, semi-social with humans, and aren't making any more cats. Also, we don't find dead kittens around anymore. We'll continue on, thanks.

 
Oh, I have lots of articles.

I like cats.  And I like a lot of what cats' prey upon.

If they were in a healthy ecological balance, I'd be okay with it.  The science (ie...non-anecdotal, statistically sound, evidence) shows that doesn't seem to be the case.

So I think a more holistic view is called for.  I understand, tho, how that might be very difficult.

Can we agree science is cool? {#Cool}
Speaking of ecological balance...I'd support TNR for humans.  {#Whistle}
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