What is dedication and what is hype?

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Folks {I Know that Ol Git doesnt like this}:

Another one of those bucholic posts that some people dont like. I was walking across campus two days ago; across the mall, it was between class changes and there were many, many students. What did I see? Two young Eagles. One had caught and killed a follower of SK and the two of them were fighting over it. I stopped and watched. No one else noticed. I was really amused that a person with Green Party adds scattered on their apparel, had no idea what was going on [well I digress]. Maybe it is because I was between the Law School and the Computer School. Well who knows?

Best wishes,,,,

-- Z1X4Y7 (Z1X4Y7@aol.com), February 17, 2000


What is rumination and what is tripe?

-- dinosaur (dinosaur@williams-net.com), February 17, 2000.

Z, I thought you were more intelligent than this. What in the world does this have to do with ANYTHING?

-- Mara (MaraWayne@aol.com), February 17, 2000.


It has nothing to do with nothing; except, well, it has to do with the uproar with animal rights [remember I started that one]; it also has to do with the people dressed-up as butter-flys outside of our building; protesting basic research using rDNA technology. Well it has to do with the basic disconnect between people and nature. I was astounded by the fact that all of these law students and computer students [us in the future], didn't see this fact of nature occurring above them. They were disconnected. I was astounded that a walking ad for the green party was unaware that there were eagles above us [eagles are common here; but not in the city]. This is the question that I brought-up in the piece about the increase in "animal" rights activity.

Best wishes,,,,,,,,,

-- Z1X4Y7 (Z1X4Y7@aol.com), February 17, 2000.

-- Z1X4Y7 --

Don't you think your posts would get more attention if you wrote something others could understand?

On the other hand, if you really are trying to be opaque, PGP is readily available, and works surprisingly well.

-- Tom Carey (tomcarey@mindspring.com), February 17, 2000.

Z, They never have explained why it is perfectly fine and natural for animals to kill other animals. Survival of the fittest. But, we are not supposed to. Have you ever heard any of them try to explain this glaring hypocrisy?

-- canthappen (n@ysayer.com), February 17, 2000.


Part of my job is to teach; it is becoming an ever decreasing part of my job. What have I learned over time? You can take the "Hawk aproach" and say this is the way it is.... You must believe this. This works for some in some fields. What, I do is lay out the facts, discuss the possibilities and discuss what this will mean in the future. "Did you get the words possibilities and discuss". That is the way it goes.

Best wishes,,,,,

-- Z1X4Y7 (Z1X4Y7@aol.com), February 18, 2000.

I'm a serius birder, and support most environmental actions. But when it comes to animal rights, well, show me just one PETA type, anywhere, who hollers about feathers and fur, but is against abortion. The louder they scream about poor animals, the more they favor chopping little babies into pieces. Or they say they personally are against it, but it's a woman's right to choose. So I am personally against cruelty to animals, but it's OK for somebody else to choose to be cruel? Hypocrisy. Their guilt about murdering babies must find a way to be dulled, so they become animal champions. Very sad.

-- birder (and@nature.lover), February 18, 2000.


Once at Ohio State University I met a young woman who was not only against harming any animals, she was disturbed by people trodding upon grassy turf! She said that people should walk on the concrete paths and not cut across the lawns. I was quite surprised because I grew up in the country and romped around the surrounding woods carefree of where I stomped.

She was somewhat odd and seemed to disconnect from other humans. She might have been totally for eradication of noxious new babies. She seemed so anti-human. Cold. I don't know why she talked to me initially. Maybe she wanted me to *understand*. I don't know what happened to her, but I'll never forget that she deeply cared for sod. Weird, but true...

-- dinosaur (dinosaur@williams-net.com), February 18, 2000.

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