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Forum: Wild Kingdom 09 December 2018, 11:19 PM
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Posted By thorny locust
Praises also to the rescuer who kept putting out...

Praises also to the rescuer who kept putting out water and food, as near as I can tell before there was any evidence that that particular dog (or any dog) was eating/drinking it.
Forum: Amusement Bark 09 December 2018, 11:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,084
Posted By thorny locust
Terry Pratchett pulled off something very like it...

Terry Pratchett pulled off something very like it with rats (https://www.terrypratchettbooks.com/book/the-amazing-maurice-and-his-educated-rodents/).

His rats were magically enhanced, which...
Forum: Amusement Bark 09 December 2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,084
Posted By thorny locust
I tried a couple of times to read Watership Down...

I tried a couple of times to read Watership Down (as an adult) but could never get very far with it, because it seemed to me (though I don't now remember details) that the rabbits were behaving way...
Forum: Moot Court 09 December 2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 734
Posted By thorny locust
Yes, you almost never see a flat out guilty plea...

Yes, you almost never see a flat out guilty plea to murder charges. I guess their only choice was between the sort of claim they made and 'I was justified because I was defending the country against...
Forum: Moot Court 08 December 2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 734
Posted By thorny locust
Charlottesville Jury Convicts 'Unite The Right' Protester Who Killed Woman

Charlottesville Jury Convicts 'Unite The Right' Protester Who Killed Woman (https://www.npr.org/2018/12/07/674672922/james-alex-fields-unite-the-right-protester-who-killed-heather-heyer-found-guilt)...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 08 December 2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 378
Posted By thorny locust
Well, that's encouraging. I wound up...

Well, that's encouraging.



I wound up just rolling the video portion up off the screen about that point and listening to the commentary until it was clear what had happened.

-- leopards as...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 07 December 2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 378
Posted By thorny locust
crocoduck_hunter, that video starts with a...

crocoduck_hunter, that video starts with a disturbing-content warning, but they didn't say for what, at least not before I closed it again. Could you give a general idea, possibly whited out?
Forum: Wild Kingdom 07 December 2018, 01:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 378
Posted By thorny locust
Hope he's going to be OK. That's quite a young...

Hope he's going to be OK. That's quite a young cat dumped into territory he doesn't know his way around in.

Admittedly I'm not quite sure what else they were going to do with him.
Forum: Wild Kingdom 06 December 2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 609
Posted By thorny locust
Hey, I could make a silk purse out of a cat's...

Hey, I could make a silk purse out of a cat's ear!

It'll take a while, though . . .

Step 1: acquire a cat. Treat the cat very well; feed the cat, apply pats, provide excellent feline housing...
Forum: SLC 05 December 2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 517
Posted By thorny locust
Thanks for posting this, snopes. I'm sorry...

Thanks for posting this, snopes.

I'm sorry to hear that she's gone.
Forum: Wild Kingdom 05 December 2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 726
Views: 169,036
Posted By thorny locust
Hmm. Ignoring Ace doesn't seem to work very well,...

Hmm. Ignoring Ace doesn't seem to work very well, does it?
Forum: SLC 04 December 2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 21,163
Posted By thorny locust
Looked like play gestures to me, on both parts. ...

Looked like play gestures to me, on both parts.

Would have been a really risky game, though --

and is that really a sturdy enough fence?
Forum: SLC 04 December 2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 21,163
Posted By thorny locust
Blatherskite, years ago I once looked out the...

Blatherskite, years ago I once looked out the window to see a large wild turkey quite near to the house -- and also the smallest of my cats at that time, huge eyed, belly flat to the ground, creeping...
Forum: Social Studies 03 December 2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 741
Posted By thorny locust
And why, oh why, do I suspect that many of those...

And why, oh why, do I suspect that many of those criticizing Obama are perfectly willing to give Trump a pass?

Hey, folks -- this is what 'telling it like it is' actually sounds like.
Forum: Crash and Burn 03 December 2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,137
Posted By thorny locust
ChasFink, thanks for coming back to the...

ChasFink, thanks for coming back to the discussion.



I agree with that.

Sometimes, as I said earlier in the thread, it's necessary to choose between two wrongs (or even among more than two)....
Forum: SLC 03 December 2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,488
Posted By thorny locust
Seaboe, I am sorry. And I hope you get your time...

Seaboe, I am sorry. And I hope you get your time off.
Forum: Rantidote 03 December 2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 26,150
Posted By thorny locust
GM, I think my tactical choice would be not only...

GM, I think my tactical choice would be not only long pants but also long sleeves, gloves, and depending on body position relative to the glue job a face shield when needed.
Forum: Wild Kingdom 03 December 2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 291,584
Posted By thorny locust
My shoes. What do you mean you think they're your...

My shoes. What do you mean you think they're your shoes?
Forum: Crash and Burn 03 December 2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,137
Posted By thorny locust
ganzfeld, I am unconvinced by your speculation,...

ganzfeld, I am unconvinced by your speculation, which appears to amount to either 'they knew nothing whatsoever about the dangers of allowing outsiders onto the island' or else 'they knew enough...
Forum: Crash and Burn 03 December 2018, 04:54 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,137
Posted By thorny locust
I'm pretty sure his dead body has been seen by...

I'm pretty sure his dead body has been seen by Indian authorities and/or the fishermen.



Why would it have been an improvement for them to have killed him with knives or spears or boomerangs or...
Forum: Crash and Burn 03 December 2018, 03:45 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,137
Posted By thorny locust
Esprise Me, one story I saw said that he'd...

Esprise Me, one story I saw said that he'd stripped down to his underwear, in the hope of making people who dress only in belts, headbands, and necklaces more comfortable with him. (Though I don't...
Forum: Crash and Burn 03 December 2018, 12:54 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,137
Posted By thorny locust
RichardM, I also mentioned tying him up and...

RichardM, I also mentioned tying him up and leaving him on the beach (post #26) -- but that would have led to one of two results: either he would have died there, more slowly than by having been shot...
Forum: Crash and Burn 02 December 2018, 11:51 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,137
Posted By thorny locust
He wasn't harmless; and they had good reason not...

He wasn't harmless; and they had good reason not to think that he was harmless. Please see my post #62; among other points made previously in this thread.




So yet again: which, precisely, of...
Forum: Crash and Burn 01 December 2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,137
Posted By thorny locust
No, you still don't understand what I'm saying. I...

No, you still don't understand what I'm saying. I didn't say "homeland", I said "home".



Why should your definition take precedence over mine, let alone over the Sentineleses'?



No, of...
Forum: Crash and Burn 01 December 2018, 02:24 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,137
Posted By thorny locust
So again: What is it that you think they...

So again:

What is it that you think they could have done? I still haven't seen any answer to that one.


(Also, again: it wasn't the only thing they did do. They yelled at him and brandished...
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