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Re: most annoying.

Postby Aloka » Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:15 am

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How interesting, Tilt !

Actually I did think that your jackels had quite large ears for foxes, but they do look very similar !
I saw some wolves at a wildlife park recently - not an ideal place for them , but they had a large enclosure. Beautiful animals with very gentle intelligent faces. The snow leopards were amazing too.

Cute possums ! We don't have those in the UK.

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Re: most annoying.

Postby cooran » Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:36 am

Hello Tilt,

Call that a possum?

This is a possum!

We currently have one of these and a mischevious offspring who is living in our (now blocked off) open fire-place. As soon as the little fella is weaned, we are putting a possum box in the large tree in the yard and putting a grate over the chimney. The little fella has got into the house twice and caused chaos at about 1.00 a.m.

http://www.ozanimals.com/Mammal/Common- ... ecula.html

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Re: most annoying.

Postby tiltbillings » Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:58 am

That picture was a baby. I am sure they get bigger in Oz but then so do your spiders and other creepy crawlies.

This can give you a good idea how large Americam (O)possums get
http://www.ehow.com/video_4433073_what-opossum.html
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This idiot helped mess up the Gore-Bush election in 2000 in Florida. Bite her possum, bite her for all of us.
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Re: most annoying.

Postby Aloka » Sun Nov 15, 2009 10:05 am

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Aaargh ! So cruel to hold them by a leg or the tail ! I wonder if the humans would have liked to be dangled in such a painful and frightening way by a huge alien creature.

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Re: most annoying.

Postby tiltbillings » Sun Nov 15, 2009 10:09 am

Aloka wrote:.

Aaargh ! So cruel to hold them by a leg or the tail ! I wonder if the humans would have liked to be dangled in such a painful and frightening way by a huge alien creature.

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American possums have a prehensile tail. Very strong, so holding them that way is not going to hurt them. It is better to hold them that way than by the leg, but you are quite correct. Human can treat animals with such disregard.
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Re: most annoying.

Postby BlackBird » Sun Nov 15, 2009 10:09 am

I've often wondered about the viability of a possum export operation.
You see here in NZ they're a 'pest' they just love to munch on all our endangered native bush.
In Australia on the other hand, they're a protected species.

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Re: most annoying.

Postby Ben » Sun Nov 15, 2009 10:23 am

Hi Jack

BlackBird wrote:I've often wondered about the viability of a possum export operation.
You see here in NZ they're a 'pest' they just love to munch on all our endangered native bush.
In Australia on the other hand, they're a protected (and much loved) species.

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I actually had the same thought when I did my 20-day course in NZ several years ago. They were living in the grounds of a meditation centre which was situated in its own very bushy valley. Being protected by first-precept loving meditators, the ex-patriot possums were as bold as brass and had no fear of meditator-humans. Often just preening themselves within arms reach as we came out of the meditation hall following the last session of the evening. When I was told that there were in excess of 70 million possums in NZ making short work of the native flora, I wondered why no one thought of putting them on a boat and sending them back home.
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Re: most annoying.

Postby mikenz66 » Sun Nov 15, 2009 7:51 pm

Ben wrote:When I was told that there were in excess of 70 million possums in NZ making short work of the native flora, I wondered why no one thought of putting them on a boat and sending them back home.

I think they lost their passports... :thinking:

And they like it here... :tongue:

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Re: most annoying.

Postby Ben » Sun Nov 15, 2009 7:58 pm

Hi Mike,
Indeed they do like NZ. I like it there too!
But...
Do you really want to keep them??
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
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Re: most annoying.

Postby LauraJ » Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:04 pm

Oh dear, I think I caused Tilt to change his avatar! Leave it to me and my glitter...
At least everyone knows now how to make his/her own smiley now though.

:hug: :rofl: :hug: :rofl:
:woohoo: :juggling: :woohoo:

For sure this post is only slightly annoying.

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Re: most annoying.

Postby tiltbillings » Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:08 pm

LauraJ wrote:Oh dear, I think I caused Tilt to change his avatar! Leave it to me and my glitter...
At least everyone knows now how to make his/her own smiley now though.

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For sure this post is only slightly annoying.

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I was thinking of changing it, anyway. A little outside impetus never hurts. I really liked the pancake rabbit, but really am partial to canines.
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Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
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Re: most annoying.

Postby LauraJ » Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:12 pm

Hi Tilt,

Oh well, if it's an avatar you need then you've come to the right place.
But your new one is so cute, I have to advise you to keep it.

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Re: most annoying.

Postby tiltbillings » Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:27 pm

LauraJ wrote:Hi Tilt,

Oh well, if it's an avatar you need then you've come to the right place.
But your new one is so cute, I have to advise you to keep it.

Best,
Laura

Cute? I was thinking it was manly, being a manly man who does manly things in a manly manner. I am partial to it, however, so I'll be keeping it for a while.
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This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

There is freedom from birth, freedom from becoming, freedom from making, freedom from conditioning. If there were not this freedom from birth, freedom from becoming, freedom from making, freedom from conditioning, then escape from that which is birth, becoming, making, conditioning, would not be known here. -- Ud 80

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

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Re: most annoying.

Postby LauraJ » Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:34 pm

Oh, indeed. It is manly! Forget that cute remark. Such a creature certainly does things in a manly manner.
It's all kinds of other things like furry and stuff.

Image
Hmmmmm, that smiley shows a foot where our mouths normally are...

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Re: most annoying.

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:19 pm

Greetings,

tiltbillings wrote:manly, being a manly man who does manly things in a manly manner. I am partial to it


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Retro. :)
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Re: most annoying.

Postby LauraJ » Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:07 am

Retro :twothumbsup:
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Re: most annoying.

Postby tiltbillings » Tue Nov 17, 2009 2:58 am

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings,

tiltbillings wrote:manly, being a manly man who does manly things in a manly manner. I am partial to it


A bunch of silly videos.


When I was a kid Stan Brock exemlified what I imagined a manly man would be as I watched him on Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom, but I was delighted to learn that my kid hero worship in Stan Brock was not misplaced.

Non-silly video:

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This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

There is freedom from birth, freedom from becoming, freedom from making, freedom from conditioning. If there were not this freedom from birth, freedom from becoming, freedom from making, freedom from conditioning, then escape from that which is birth, becoming, making, conditioning, would not be known here. -- Ud 80

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

dheamhan a fhios agam
Damned if I know.

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Re: most annoying.

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:04 am

tiltbillings wrote:manly, being a manly man who does manly things in a manly manner. I am partial to it


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"When we transcend one level of truth, the new level becomes what is true for us. The previous one is now false. What one experiences may not be what is experienced by the world in general, but that may well be truer. (Ven. Nanananda)

“I hope, Anuruddha, that you are all living in concord, with mutual appreciation, without disputing, blending like milk and water, viewing each other with kindly eyes.” (MN 31)

Never again...

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Re: most annoying.

Postby tiltbillings » Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:12 am

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This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

There is freedom from birth, freedom from becoming, freedom from making, freedom from conditioning. If there were not this freedom from birth, freedom from becoming, freedom from making, freedom from conditioning, then escape from that which is birth, becoming, making, conditioning, would not be known here. -- Ud 80

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

dheamhan a fhios agam
Damned if I know.


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