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    I came across this anecdote on facebook. Someone my brother is friends with posted it. I thought I'd share.

    Why we shoot deer in the wild:
    (A letter from someone who wants to remain anonymous, who farms, writes well and actually tried this)

    I had this idea that I could rope a deer, put it in a stall, feed it up on corn for a couple of weeks, then kill it and eat it. The first step in this adventure was getting a deer. I figured that, since they congregate at my cattle feeder and do not seem to have much fear of me when we are there (a bold one will sometimes come right up and sniff at the bags of feed while I am in the back of the truck not 4 feet away), it should not be difficult to rope one, get up to it and toss a bag over its head (to calm it down) then hog tie it and transport it home.

    I filled the cattle feeder then hid down at the end with my rope. The cattle, having seen the roping thing before, stayed well back. They were not having any of it. After about 20 minutes, my deer showed up-- 3 of them. I picked out a likely looking one, stepped out from the end of the feeder, and threw my rope. The deer just stood there and stared at me. I wrapped the rope around my waist and twisted the end so I would have a good hold.

    The deer still just stood and stared at me, but you could tell it was mildly concerned about the whole rope situation. I took a step towards it, it took a step away. I put a little tension on the rope, and then received an education. The first thing that I learned is that, while a deer may just stand there looking at you funny while you rope it, they are spurred to action when you start pulling on that rope.

    That deer EXPLODED. The second thing I learned is that pound for pound, a deer is a LOT stronger than a cow or a colt. A cow or a colt in that weight range I could fight down with a rope and with some dignity. A deer-- no Chance. That thing ran and bucked and twisted and pulled. There was no controlling it and certainly no getting close to it. As it jerked me off my feet and started dragging me across the ground, it occurred to me that having a deer on a rope was not nearly as good an idea as I had originally imagined. The only upside is that they do not have as much stamina as many other animals.

    A brief 10 minutes later, it was tired and not nearly as quick to jerk me off my feet and drag me when I managed to get up. It took me a few minutes to realize this, since I was mostly blinded by the blood flowing out of the big gash in my head. At that point, I had lost my taste for corn-fed venison. I just wanted to get that devil creature off the end of that rope.

    I figured if I just let it go with the rope hanging around its neck, it would likely die slow and painfully somewhere. At the time, there was no love at all between me and that deer. At that moment, I hated the thing, and I would venture a guess that the feeling was mutual. Despite the gash in my head and the several large knots where I had cleverly arrested the deer's momentum by bracing my head against various large rocks as it dragged me across the ground, I could still think clearly enough to recognize that there was a small chance that I shared some tiny amount of responsibility for the situation we were in. I didn't want the deer to have to suffer a slow death, so I managed to get it lined back up in between my truck and the feeder - a little trap I had set before hand...kind of like a squeeze chute. I got it to back in there and I started moving up so I could get my rope back.

    Did you know that deer bite? They do! I never in a million years would have thought that a deer would bite somebody, so I was very surprised when ..... I reached up there to grab that rope and the deer grabbed hold of my wrist. Now, when a deer bites you, it is not like being bit by a horse where they just bite you and slide off to then let go. A deer bites you and shakes its head--almost like a pit bull. They bite HARD and it hurts.

    The proper thing to do when a deer bites you is probably to freeze and draw back slowly. I tried screaming and shaking instead. My method was ineffective.

    It seems like the deer was biting and shaking for several minutes, but it was likely only several seconds. I, being smarter than a deer (though you may be questioning that claim by now), tricked it. While I kept it busy tearing the tendons out of my right arm, I reached up with my left hand and pulled that rope loose.

    That was when I got my final lesson in deer behavior for the day.

    Deer will strike at you with their front feet. They rear right up on their back feet and strike right about head and shoulder level, and their hooves are surprisingly sharp... I learned a long time ago that, when an animal -like a horse --strikes at you with their hooves and you can't get away easily, the best thing to do is try to make a loud noise and make an aggressive move towards the animal. This will usually cause them to back down a bit so you can escape.

    This was not a horse. This was a deer, so obviously, such trickery would not work. In the course of a millisecond, I devised a different strategy. I screamed like a woman and tried to turn and run. The reason I had always been told NOT to try to turn and run from a horse that paws at you is that there is a good chance that it will hit you in the back of the head. Deer may not be so different from horses after all, besides being twice as strong and 3 times as evil, because the second I turned to run, it hit me right in the back of the head and knocked me down.

    Now, when a deer paws at you and knocks you down, it does not immediately leave. I suspect it does not recognize that the danger has passed. What they do instead is paw your back and jump up and down on you while you are laying there crying like a little girl and covering your head.

    I finally managed to crawl under the truck and the deer went away. So now I know why when people go deer hunting they bring a rifle with a scope......to sort of even the odds!!

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    cool story... you never lived if hadn't at least once in your life such adventure... im not a good writer... but I have seen some things
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    It is up to YOU to choose what YOU want out of life.
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    and don't mess around with Jim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacGyver1968 View Post
    Don't tug on Superman's cape
    Don't spit in the wind
    Don't pull on mask of the ole Lone Ranger
    and don't mess around with Jim.
    This evening NF warned a couple we know, to never get on my bad side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacGyver1968 View Post
    Never mess with a woman who keeps duct tape and a shovel in her trunk.
    lol. I was living in an apartment when my first husband finally figured out he should leave. No one knew where he went he just left after attempting to kill me. I didn't have him hunted down or even report it to the police because I was just glad he was gone and he had failed at his attempt.

    Anyway a while later, maybe a month or so. A neighbor was at my house and I opened the hall closet and she saw I had a shovel in there and she asked me very sternly if my husband really left or if the shovel had anything to do with his disappearance. I just laughed an told her, " No, he really left, but I like the way you think."

    And the last car I bought I scared the dealer a bit because when I opened the trunk of the car to see how much space was in it, I, without thinking, blurted how, "Holey Cow, I could fit 6 adult bodies in there! I'll take it!"
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    We get what we accept. By far the most excruciating lesson I've had to learn, a few times sadly, until I really got it.
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    The other is to treat people as you wish to be treated in every walk of life...........




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    Wrap it before you....
    Have you been eavesdropping on my early conversations with my son ........"*Laughing* I used to say.."Son, if you are going to do the dirty deed.....wrap that puppy up!!" One of his stocking stuffers was a box of condoms......he just looked at me and said, "MOTHER!!" *chuckle*...but the point was made
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    The Rules of Life

    Rule One — You will receive a body. Whether you love it or hate it, it’s yours for life, so accept it. What counts is what’s inside.

    Rule Two — You will be presented with lessons. Life is a constant learning experience, which every day provides opportunities for you to learn more. These lessons are specific to you, and learning them “is the key to discovering and fulfilling the meaning and relevance of your own life.”

    Rule Three — There are no mistakes, only lessons. Your development towards wisdom is a process of experimentation, trial and error, so it’s inevitable things will not always go according to plan or turn out how you would want. Compassion is the remedy for harsh judgment — of ourselves and others. Forgiveness is not only divine — it’s also “the act of erasing an emotional debt”. Behaving ethically, with integrity, and with humor — especially the ability to laugh at yourself and your own mishaps — are central to the perspective that “mistakes” are simply lessons we must learn.

    Rule Four — The lesson is repeated until learned. Lessons repeat until learned. What manifest as problems and challenges, irritations and frustrations are more lessons — they will repeat until you see them as such and learn from them. Your own awareness and your ability to change are requisites of executing this rule. Also fundamental is the acceptance that you are not a victim of fate or circumstance — “causality” must be acknowledged; that is to say: things happen to you because of how you are and what you do. To blame anyone or anything else for your misfortunes is an escape and a denial; you yourself are responsible for you, and what happens to you. Patience is required — change doesn’t happen overnight, so give change time to happen.

    Rule Five — Learning does not end. While you are alive there are always lessons to be learned. Surrender to the “rhythm of life”, don’t struggle against it. Commit to the process of constant learning and change — be humble enough to always acknowledge your own weaknesses, and be flexible enough to adapt from what you may be accustomed to, because rigidity will deny you the freedom of new possibilities.


    Rule Six — “There” is no better than “here.” The other side of the hill may be greener than your own, but being there is not the key to endless happiness. Be grateful for and enjoy what you have, and where you are on your journey. Appreciate the abundance of what’s good in your life, rather than measure and amass things that do not actually lead to happiness. Living in the present helps you attain peace.

    Rule Seven — Others are only mirrors of you. You love or hate something about another person according to what you love or hate about yourself. Be tolerant; accept others as they are, and strive for clarity of self-awareness; strive to truly understand and have an objective perception of your own self, your thoughts, and your feelings. Negative experiences are opportunities to heal the wounds that you carry. Support others, and by doing so, you support yourself. Where you are unable to support others, it is a sign that you are not adequately attending to your own needs.

    Rule Eight — What you make of your life is up to you. You have all the tools and resources you need. What you do with them is up to you. Take responsibility for yourself. Learn to let go when you cannot change things. Don’t get angry about things — bitter memories will clutter your mind. Courage resides in all of us — use it when you need to do what’s right for you. We all possess a strong natural power and adventurous spirit, which you should draw on to embrace what lies ahead.

    Rule Nine — Your answers lie inside of you. Trust your instincts and your innermost feelings, whether you hear them as a little voice or a flash of inspiration. Listen to feelings as well as sounds. Look, listen, and trust. Draw on your natural inspiration.

    Rule Ten — You will forget all this at birth. We are all born with all of these capabilities — our early experiences lead us into a physical world, away from our spiritual selves, so that we become doubtful, cynical and lacking belief and confidence. The ten rules are not commandments, they are universal truths that apply to us all. When you lose your way, call upon them. Have faith in the strength of your spirit. Aspire to be wise — wisdom is the ultimate path of your life, and it knows no limits other than those you impose on yourself.
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    We get what we accept. By far the most excruciating lesson I've had to learn, a few times sadly, until I really got it.
    I don't get it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrmonroe View Post
    I don't know where I found these rules.

    The Rules of Life

    Rule One — You will receive a body. Whether you love it or hate it, it’s yours for life, so accept it. What counts is what’s inside.

    Rule Two — You will be presented with lessons. Life is a constant learning experience, which every day provides opportunities for you to learn more. These lessons are specific to you, and learning them “is the key to discovering and fulfilling the meaning and relevance of your own life.”

    Rule Three — There are no mistakes, only lessons. Your development towards wisdom is a process of experimentation, trial and error, so it’s inevitable things will not always go according to plan or turn out how you would want. Compassion is the remedy for harsh judgment — of ourselves and others. Forgiveness is not only divine — it’s also “the act of erasing an emotional debt”. Behaving ethically, with integrity, and with humor — especially the ability to laugh at yourself and your own mishaps — are central to the perspective that “mistakes” are simply lessons we must learn.

    Rule Four — The lesson is repeated until learned. Lessons repeat until learned. What manifest as problems and challenges, irritations and frustrations are more lessons — they will repeat until you see them as such and learn from them. Your own awareness and your ability to change are requisites of executing this rule. Also fundamental is the acceptance that you are not a victim of fate or circumstance — “causality” must be acknowledged; that is to say: things happen to you because of how you are and what you do. To blame anyone or anything else for your misfortunes is an escape and a denial; you yourself are responsible for you, and what happens to you. Patience is required — change doesn’t happen overnight, so give change time to happen.

    Rule Five — Learning does not end. While you are alive there are always lessons to be learned. Surrender to the “rhythm of life”, don’t struggle against it. Commit to the process of constant learning and change — be humble enough to always acknowledge your own weaknesses, and be flexible enough to adapt from what you may be accustomed to, because rigidity will deny you the freedom of new possibilities.


    Rule Six — “There” is no better than “here.” The other side of the hill may be greener than your own, but being there is not the key to endless happiness. Be grateful for and enjoy what you have, and where you are on your journey. Appreciate the abundance of what’s good in your life, rather than measure and amass things that do not actually lead to happiness. Living in the present helps you attain peace.

    Rule Seven — Others are only mirrors of you. You love or hate something about another person according to what you love or hate about yourself. Be tolerant; accept others as they are, and strive for clarity of self-awareness; strive to truly understand and have an objective perception of your own self, your thoughts, and your feelings. Negative experiences are opportunities to heal the wounds that you carry. Support others, and by doing so, you support yourself. Where you are unable to support others, it is a sign that you are not adequately attending to your own needs.

    Rule Eight — What you make of your life is up to you. You have all the tools and resources you need. What you do with them is up to you. Take responsibility for yourself. Learn to let go when you cannot change things. Don’t get angry about things — bitter memories will clutter your mind. Courage resides in all of us — use it when you need to do what’s right for you. We all possess a strong natural power and adventurous spirit, which you should draw on to embrace what lies ahead.

    Rule Nine — Your answers lie inside of you. Trust your instincts and your innermost feelings, whether you hear them as a little voice or a flash of inspiration. Listen to feelings as well as sounds. Look, listen, and trust. Draw on your natural inspiration.

    Rule Ten — You will forget all this at birth. We are all born with all of these capabilities — our early experiences lead us into a physical world, away from our spiritual selves, so that we become doubtful, cynical and lacking belief and confidence. The ten rules are not commandments, they are universal truths that apply to us all. When you lose your way, call upon them. Have faith in the strength of your spirit. Aspire to be wise — wisdom is the ultimate path of your life, and it knows no limits other than those you impose on yourself.
    I disagree with 1 rule never mind which one it is...
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    The most important lesson?

    The only constant in life is change...best, then, to get used to the idea.
    It is also not 'fair'. 'Fair' is just an ideology that helps a little bit to moderate our basically animal nature.
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    The other is to treat people as you wish to be treated in every walk of life...........




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    love as if there is no tomorrow.
    Now that I'm dating someone who loves me for me, and whom I trust...I can finally love back. That's a good one, babe.

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    We get what we accept. By far the most excruciating lesson I've had to learn, a few times sadly, until I really got it.
    I don't get it...
    It means that whatever you tolerate as far as how people treat you, that is what you will get. If you let people into your life who are mean to you for example, and you continue to do so...it will be foolish to wonder why you don't have any nice people entering your life. We get what we accept. We get what we allow.
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    If you live in a house with a garden ...

    Pick something every day. Plant something every week.

    ("Picking" includes pulling weed/s for the chooks or the liquid manure / compost bin.)
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    love as if there is no tomorrow.
    Now that I'm dating someone who loves me for me, and whom I trust...I can finally love back. That's a good one, babe.

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    We get what we accept. By far the most excruciating lesson I've had to learn, a few times sadly, until I really got it.
    I don't get it...
    It means that whatever you tolerate as far as how people treat you, that is what you will get. If you let people into your life who are mean to you for example, and you continue to do so...it will be foolish to wonder why you don't have any nice people entering your life. We get what we accept. We get what we allow.
    Wegs, I can't help it, I always have to give my amen when I hear words that tickles them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adelady View Post
    If you live in a house with a garden ...

    Pick something every day. Plant something every week.

    ("Picking" includes pulling weed/s for the chooks or the liquid manure / compost bin.)
    This is coming from the lady of the roses.
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    most important lesson in life what is it?
    Don't get so caught up in looking out for number one that you end up stepping in number two.
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    love as if there is no tomorrow.
    Now that I'm dating someone who loves me for me, and whom I trust...I can finally love back. That's a good one, babe.
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    We get what we accept. By far the most excruciating lesson I've had to learn, a few times sadly, until I really got it.
    I don't get it...
    It means that whatever you tolerate as far as how people treat you, that is what you will get. If you let people into your life who are mean to you for example, and you continue to do so...it will be foolish to wonder why you don't have any nice people entering your life. We get what we accept. We get what we allow.
    Wegs, I can't help it, I always have to give my amen when I hear words that tickles them.
    *gives you a virtual high five* Glad I'm not alone in my thinking!
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    oh and have two 40 year old hidden in the closet for a rainy day......(we don't have rainy days, but I want them there anyhow)
    hahahaha, you are funny.
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    40 year old what?
    Speaking badly about people after they are gone and jumping on the bash the band wagon must do very well for a low self-esteem.
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    Now you are being funny, you know what.
    I don't get it.
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    40 year old men in the closet... hmmm. For fashion tips? Men that are in the closet wouldn't be any use to a woman for anything else that I can think of.
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    40 year old men in the closet... hmmm. For fashion tips? Men that are in the closet wouldn't be any use to a woman for anything else that I can think of.
    have you seen "40year old virgin"
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    After giving this some thought, and rejecting a couple dozen suggestions, this is the one that remained.

    Never underestimate the power of dumb luck to see you through when planning and intellect fail.
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    40 year old men in the closet... hmmm. For fashion tips? Men that are in the closet wouldn't be any use to a woman for anything else that I can think of.
    Think harder.
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    You do know what "in the closet" means...right?
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    You do know what "in the closet" means...right?
    moral lesson , which i learned from this "men in the closet" discussion:
    Once upon a time, there lived six blind men in a village. One day the villagers told them, "Hey, there is an elephant in the village today."They had no idea what an elephant is. They decided, "Even though we would not be able to see it, let us go and feel it anyway." All of them went where the elephant was. Everyone of them touched the elephant.
    "Hey, the elephant is a pillar," said the first man who touched his leg.
    "Oh, no! it is like a rope," said the second man who touched the tail.
    "Oh, no! it is like a thick branch of a tree," said the third man who touched the trunkof the elephant.
    "It is like a big hand fan" said the fourth man who touched the ear of the elephant.
    "It is like a huge wall," said the fifth man who touched the belly of the elephant.
    "It is like a solid pipe," Said the sixth man who touched the tusk of the elephant.
    They began to argue about the elephant and everyone of them insisted that he was right. It looked like they were getting agitated. A wise man was passing by and he saw this. He stopped and asked them, "What is the matter?" They said, "We cannot agree to what the elephant is like." Each one of them told what he thought the elephant was like. The wise man calmly explained to them, "All of you are right. The reason every one of you is telling it differently because each one of you touched the different part of the elephant. So, actually the elephant has all those features what you all said."
    "Oh!" everyone said. There was no more fight. They felt happy that they were all right.
    The moral of the story is that there may be some truth to what someone says. Sometimes we can see that truth and sometimes not because they may have different perspective which we may not agree too. So, rather than arguing like the blind men, we should say, "Maybe you have your reasons." This way we don’t get in arguments.
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    After giving this some thought, and rejecting a couple dozen suggestions, this is the one that remained.

    Never underestimate the power of dumb luck to see you through when planning and intellect fail.
    Indeed, for the best laid plans of mice and men (even women!) have oft been known to go astray.
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    You do know what "in the closet" means...right?
    moral lesson , which i learned from this "men in the closet" discussion:
    Once upon a time, there lived six blind men in a village. One day the villagers told them, "Hey, there is an elephant in the village today."They had no idea what an elephant is. They decided, "Even though we would not be able to see it, let us go and feel it anyway." All of them went where the elephant was. Everyone of them touched the elephant.
    "Hey, the elephant is a pillar," said the first man who touched his leg.
    "Oh, no! it is like a rope," said the second man who touched the tail.
    "Oh, no! it is like a thick branch of a tree," said the third man who touched the trunkof the elephant.
    "It is like a big hand fan" said the fourth man who touched the ear of the elephant.
    "It is like a huge wall," said the fifth man who touched the belly of the elephant.
    "It is like a solid pipe," Said the sixth man who touched the tusk of the elephant.
    They began to argue about the elephant and everyone of them insisted that he was right. It looked like they were getting agitated. A wise man was passing by and he saw this. He stopped and asked them, "What is the matter?" They said, "We cannot agree to what the elephant is like." Each one of them told what he thought the elephant was like. The wise man calmly explained to them, "All of you are right. The reason every one of you is telling it differently because each one of you touched the different part of the elephant. So, actually the elephant has all those features what you all said."
    "Oh!" everyone said. There was no more fight. They felt happy that they were all right.
    The moral of the story is that there may be some truth to what someone says. Sometimes we can see that truth and sometimes not because they may have different perspective which we may not agree too. So, rather than arguing like the blind men, we should say, "Maybe you have your reasons." This way we don’t get in arguments.
    The moral well taken.
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    You do know what "in the closet" means...right?
    I know what it means. That's why I don't think closeted men would be very useful to women. Not sure what stargate is going on about though.
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    The most important lesson?

    The only constant in life is change...best, then, to get used to the idea.
    It is also not 'fair'. 'Fair' is just an ideology that helps a little bit to moderate our basically animal nature.
    What is not "fair", life? Or change? I should never have studied "Technical Writing", because IO expect to see what is written as concretely unassailable. After all, is not my writing such? joc
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    You do know what "in the closet" means...right?
    *laughing* "HIDDEN IN THE CLOSET"
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    You do know what "in the closet" means...right?
    *laughing* "HIDDEN IN THE CLOSET"
    Babes, you started this, now everything is coming out of the closet. The only one who says she does not know what’s going on is SG. I wonder why? Lol.
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    You do know what "in the closet" means...right?
    *laughing* "HIDDEN IN THE CLOSET"
    Babes, you started this, now everything is coming out of the closet. The only one who says she does not know what’s going on is SG. I wonder why? Lol.
    I don't pick up hints or implications very well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seagypsy View Post
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    You do know what "in the closet" means...right?
    I know what it means. That's why I don't think closeted men would be very useful to women. Not sure what stargate is going on about though.
    Oh..I was asking Stargate...I knew you knew what it meant. (Fabulous!! [snaps twice in an upwards direction] )
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacGyver1968 View Post
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    You do know what "in the closet" means...right?
    I know what it means. That's why I don't think closeted men would be very useful to women. Not sure what stargate is going on about though.
    Oh..I was asking Stargate...I knew you knew what it meant. (Fabulous!! [snaps twice in an upwards direction] )
    Who me? I do not have a closet, and even if I had one I would not hide in it. If I came out of the closet no one would know what to do with me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jocular View Post
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    The most important lesson?

    The only constant in life is change...best, then, to get used to the idea.
    It is also not 'fair'. 'Fair' is just an ideology that helps a little bit to moderate our basically animal nature.
    What is not "fair", life? Or change? I should never have studied "Technical Writing", because IO expect to see what is written as concretely unassailable. After all, is not my writing such? joc
    Neither and both, depending on your point of view.
    Life is what it is.
    Change is change.
    'Fair' is a subjective evaluation made by humans. It is a state that only exists in the human mind and varies between individuals.

    I may think it is 'fair' that I get paid a higher wage because I have a degree or because I have already put in 10 years of tenure at a workplace.
    Another person doing the same work, learned at the work place and only receiving starting wage may not think this is 'fair'.

    A wildfire or tornado goes through a community and destroys some homes completely while other homes are entirely untouched. The change was inequitable for those affected.

    Life and change just are what they are. Nothing 'fair' about it save in the perspective of the participant.
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    Never lick the spoons in a chemistry lab.
    "The only safe rule is to dispute only with those of your acquaintance of whom you know that they possess sufficient intelligence and self-respect not to advance absurdities; to appeal to reason and not to authority, and to listen to reason and yield to it; and, finally, to be willing to accept reason even from an opponent, and to be just enough to bear being proved to be in the wrong."

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    Frozen wind began to blow
    Under my boots and around my toes
    The frost that bit the ground below
    It was a hundred degrees below zero...

    And my mama cried
    And my mama cried
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    Nanook, a-no-no
    Don't be a naughty Eskimo
    Save your money, don't go to the show

    Well I turned around and I said "Oh, oh" Oh
    Well I turned around and I said "Oh, oh" Oh
    Well I turned around and I said "Ho, Ho"
    And the northern lights commenced to glow
    And she said, with a tear in her eye
    "Watch out where the huskies go, and don't you eat that yellow snow"
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    Quote Originally Posted by scheherazade View Post
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    (picture)

    Yep, that totally represents a chemistry lab.
    "The only safe rule is to dispute only with those of your acquaintance of whom you know that they possess sufficient intelligence and self-respect not to advance absurdities; to appeal to reason and not to authority, and to listen to reason and yield to it; and, finally, to be willing to accept reason even from an opponent, and to be just enough to bear being proved to be in the wrong."

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    (picture)

    Yep, that totally represents a chemistry lab.
    LOL...Were you never a child of curiosity, Cogito Ergo Sum?

    Here is another venue, just for you, where I don't believe that I would be tempted to 'lick the spoons' were there any put to use.

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    I always lick the spoon.....depending where it's been!!!!
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    I always lick the spoon.....depending where it's been!!!!
    Spoon Licker!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by scheherazade View Post
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    Never lick the spoons in a chemistry lab.
    (picture)

    Yep, that totally represents a chemistry lab.
    LOL...Were you never a child of curiosity, Cogito Ergo Sum?

    Here is another venue, just for you, where I don't believe that I would be tempted to 'lick the spoons' were there any put to use.


    On the contrary, I was a very curios child. I remember I asked for a telescope and a microscope for my birthdays, rather than Pokémon cards (which were a hype when I was in primary school).

    Furthermore, it is true that people would not be tempted to lick spoons, but I have seen people do a lot of stupid things whilst conducting experiments in a lab that nothing would surprise me.
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    Scheherazade, something like bad habits spilling over into the lab. "Why am I feeling this way, which spoon did I lik last"?
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    Scheherazade, something like bad habits spilling over into the lab. "Why am I feeling this way, which spoon did I lik last"?
    It now makes sense why our parents taught us not to lick spoons or eat directly out of serving bowls, drink directly out of cartons etc. because, as you point out, habits can carry over when they become a reflex action.
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    Depends on what getting rich means to you.
    I don't know maybe what it means for everybody...
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    get rich by working hard, and being poor......
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