OT: [oclug] POTS -> SIP providers in Canada?
miden at travel-net.com
Tue Apr 26 12:10:02 EDT 2005
At band camp, one time, Adrian Irving-Beer said:
> Hear, hear. The other day, my family had to deliver a baby squirrel
> to a rescue operation because a crow raided the nest. First it picked
> the baby up, but dropped it; then, it (reportedly, according to the
> children) carted the mother off. There were probably more in the
> nest, but nobody could reach it. Grumble.
> Crows are evil. :)
Tragic and terrible without question and children shouldn't have to see
it. On the other hand have you ever allowed them to watch a National
Geographic wildlife program, for example, which features such charming
scenes as a cheetah taking down a gazelle or wild african dogs taking
some larger creature or the classic - a lion taking down anything? For
some reason that is 'the terrible beauty' of nature. Local animals doing
what they do is not. Odd that.
I don't watch nature specials. Can't stand that much suffering packed
into one hour and always had the feeling that it is somehow titillating
for its intended audience.
I would have chased the crows off if I had seen it happening as I'm sure
you would have. Perhaps feeding them makes such things a trifle less
necessary? Hmm... perhaps that is a bit like extortion - feed us or we
eat the cuties?
Hmmm again... a dominatrix in a glossy black feather outfit? I should
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