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  1. #61
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    Thanks, everyone, for your concerns - they are very much appreciated.

    Nothing much to report, but I was admitted last Wednesday, released late Saturday and wasn't able to drive until Sunday due to the anesthetic. I had a few (not sure if that's just two or possibly more as I didn't want to ask) biopsies taken for testing of which I won't know the results for another 2-3 weeks. Needless to say, I was poked and prodded, had many tests and my stomach area is still very tender and sore. I must say, my dignity is all but gone!!!

    Gigi, I hope your son-in-law's dad will recover from this. I too had my entire skull busted up years ago. It looked just like a busted windshield - it's the only way I can describe it. It did, however, take many years to heal. I don't know why it took so long to heal, but I still have to undergo a cat scan and an EEG every two years now, whereas, they used to be yearly up until a few years ago. This all started in 1987. Oh, and my personality changed drastically - completely different person now than I was before the accident. And Gigi, I thought I was the only one who had never sued anyone!

    Thanks for the Think Like a Doctor article - my leg hair disappeared about two years ago and I hate going to doctors, so guess maybe I should mention this the next time I do go!

    CJ , Belated Birthday Wishes to you - sounds like you had a wonderful day! Enjoy your vacation.

    Nore, I sure hope you feel better soon.

    Susza, I will call the US office tomorrow (it's a holiday over here today) and see if there are any distributors for the ultimate cloth in your area. They truly are remarkable and have aver 1600 positive online reviews!

    Ultimate Cloth, this is their website (Note, I am a loyal customer and in no way affiliated with them) Ultimate Cloth . Check out the reviews!

    Gosh, I sure missed this place! Happy Labour Day to those of you who observe it, and to everyone else, have a great day!!! Off to catch up!
    Last edited by Jasper52; 09-07-2015 at 12:50 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernina View Post
    YAY!!!!
    National coverage!
    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/07/us...&nlid=68392680

    Threat to Arizona’s Salt River Horses Spurs New Battle Over Western Lands




    http://vp.nyt.com/video/2015/08/21/3...es_wg_480p.mp4
    Bernina, I can't view the video, so not sure if it mentions this, but as I'm sure you're aware, there are several online petitions about this. Just wanted to put it out there so people can spread the word!

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    Quote Originally Posted by YESorNO View Post
    And last, a little song:



    Have a safe day everyone
    Is it just me, or does Barbra Streisand look a lot like Jennifer Aniston there? They should do a movie with mother/daughter roles...
    Last edited by GigiG; 09-07-2015 at 03:31 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GigiG View Post
    Bernina, I can't view the video, so not sure if it mentions this, but as I'm sure you're aware, there are several online petitions about this. Just wanted to put it out there so people can spread the word!
    I signed them a month ago? 220,000 signatures if I remember were collected. If the horses ARE moved, there's a good possibility they will be moved up in my area. The headwaters of the Verde river is the only place near Prescott where the is water running year round. It's 3 miles away as the crow flies from me. It's checker boarded with BLM, Forest, State Land Trust, and open range. They'd do really well there, far away from highways, remote, and other than random fisherman who have to walk or 4 wheel drive to the river, it's pretty quiet.
    The Verde River actually converges with the Salt River as it heads down towards Phoenix.

    It's kinda of frustrating about what the forest service is claiming. Granted, a few of the horses look domestic, but many have the classic phenotype of mustangs found in Nevada and Utah. The mustang mare that Evey has on my property is a classic example. She was caught out of Nevada, has the classic head, stout body, short legs, and has that "paddle" type gait that came from the Spanish horses.
    You can look into her eyes and there's that glint of a survivor under the hardest conditions. She's an incredibly "easy keeper", might as well be living off air! And SMART. Incredibly smart.

    What's really strange is Star has always HATED dogs to the point of stomping them, even Evey's dog, a lab mix. She was pretty concerned about that moving her here, and I even put extra fencing up so the my dogs couldn't get in with her............weird thing is, they get along. Yesterday, Evey was washing Star, and Poquita was "helping" dry off her back legs......so after 14 years, Star has find some new buds of the woof persuasion that she really likes being around.

    JMO, OMO, MOO, etc., etc........

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    1936 - The thylacine, known also as the Tasmanian wolf and Tasmanian tiger, was a carnivorous marsupial once found on the Australian mainland, New Guinea, and Tasmania. Often cited as an example of convergent evolution, it was superficially similar to a wolf or dog, though it evolved entirely independently of these animals. It was hunted to probable extinction in the 1930s, and the last captive thylacine died in the Hobart Zoo in 1936.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasper52 View Post
    Thanks, everyone, for your concerns - they are very much appreciated.

    Nothing much to report, but I was admitted last Wednesday, released late Saturday and wasn't able to drive until Sunday due to the anesthetic. I had a few (not sure if that's just two or possibly more as I didn't want to ask) biopsies taken for testing of which I won't know the results for another 2-3 weeks. Needless to say, I was poked and prodded, had many tests and my stomach area is still very tender and sore. I must say, my dignity is all but gone!!!

    Gigi, I hope your son-in-law's dad will recover from this. I too had my entire skull busted up years ago. It looked just like a busted windshield - it's the only way I can describe it. It did, however, take many years to heal. I don't know why it took so long to heal, but I still have to undergo a cat scan and an EEG every two years now, whereas, they used to be yearly up until a few years ago. This all started in 1987. Oh, and my personality changed drastically - completely different person now than I was before the accident. And Gigi, I thought I was the only one who had never sued anyone!

    Thanks for the Think Like a Doctor article - my leg hair disappeared about two years ago and I hate going to doctors, so guess maybe I should mention this the next time I do go!

    CJ , Belated Birthday Wishes to you - sounds like you had a wonderful day! Enjoy your vacation.

    Nore, I sure hope you feel better soon.

    Susza, I will call the US office tomorrow (it's a holiday over here today) and see if there are any distributors for the ultimate cloth in your area. They truly are remarkable and have aver 1600 positive online reviews!

    Ultimate Cloth, this is their website (Note, I am a loyal customer and in no way affiliated with them) Ultimate Cloth . Check out the reviews!

    Gosh, I sure missed this place! Happy Labour Day to those of you who observe it, and to everyone else, have a great day!!! Off to catch up!
    BBM

    There's so much we don't know about the brain! About ten years ago, my ex-husband was complaining about headaches, vision and hearing problems, among other things (can't remember all of them). It was enough to raise concerns in my mind about him having a brain tumor. He went to the doctor and sure enough, there was a small, non-malignant tumor behind one of his ears.

    He elected to have surgery, but I don't think any of us were prepared for the outcome. It took him a long time to learn to walk steadily and not look like a drunk (equilibrium). He has also lost most of his hearing in that ear.

    BUT, the biggest thing was the change in his personality! Where he was previously outgoing and polite, he became really outspoken and sometimes rude. Be they good or bad, his emotions are barely held in check. He also developed memory issues, so he'll repeat things over and over again. Agh!

    But, as I tell our kids, even though he's not the same dad, he's still your dad. We love him anyway.

    ETA: I also lost my longtime (10+ years) boyfriend to complications from a TBI (a few years ago), so I am familiar with the repercussions. But can you imagine what our wounded vets and their families go through? They're so young. It breaks my heart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernina View Post
    I signed them a month ago? 220,000 signatures if I remember were collected. If the horses ARE moved, there's a good possibility they will be moved up in my area. The headwaters of the Verde river is the only place near Prescott where the is water running year round. It's 3 miles away as the crow flies from me. It's checker boarded with BLM, Forest, State Land Trust, and open range. They'd do really well there, far away from highways, remote, and other than random fisherman who have to walk or 4 wheel drive to the river, it's pretty quiet.
    The Verde River actually converges with the Salt River as it heads down towards Phoenix.

    It's kinda of frustrating about what the forest service is claiming. Granted, a few of the horses look domestic, but many have the classic phenotype of mustangs found in Nevada and Utah. The mustang mare that Evey has on my property is a classic example. She was caught out of Nevada, has the classic head, stout body, short legs, and has that "paddle" type gait that came from the Spanish horses.
    You can look into her eyes and there's that glint of a survivor under the hardest conditions. She's an incredibly "easy keeper", might as well be living off air! And SMART. Incredibly smart.

    What's really strange is Star has always HATED dogs to the point of stomping them, even Evey's dog, a lab mix. She was pretty concerned about that moving her here, and I even put extra fencing up so the my dogs couldn't get in with her............weird thing is, they get along. Yesterday, Evey was washing Star, and Poquita was "helping" dry off her back legs......so after 14 years, Star has find some new buds of the woof persuasion that she really likes being around.
    Agree with everything you point out, Bernina, and am happy that if they are to be moved that they'd wind up in your area. That makes me feel somewhat better.

    There have been shenanigans for years with the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management. I don't trust them, nor their stated objectives.

    Just want to make people aware that there are MULTIPLE petitions (I think the one you specifically referred to was the one on Change.org). I firmly believe that when it comes to a cause you believe in, signing each and every one gives more weight to the issue, and makes politicos more aware of public opinion. Posting on Facebook sites helps as well.

    Here is what a Google search turns up:

    https://www.change.org/p/stop-the-an...r-wild-horses?

    http://forcechange.com/23691/save-th...r-wild-horses/

    http://www.thepetitionsite.com/918/7...be-eliminated/

    https://www.facebook.com/SaltRiverWildHorses

    http://animalpetitions.org/116429/sa...-river-horses/

    http://returntofreedom.org/2015/08/0...ld-horse-herd/



    ETA: Change.org sends me emails about petitions in *Español (Latinoamérica)* WTH? Don't they know that in America we speak American? hahaha. Funny little Sarah Palin reference there.
    Last edited by GigiG; 09-07-2015 at 04:02 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ILikeToBendPages View Post
    1936 - The thylacine, known also as the Tasmanian wolf and Tasmanian tiger, was a carnivorous marsupial once found on the Australian mainland, New Guinea, and Tasmania. Often cited as an example of convergent evolution, it was superficially similar to a wolf or dog, though it evolved entirely independently of these animals. It was hunted to probable extinction in the 1930s, and the last captive thylacine died in the Hobart Zoo in 1936.


    OMG, what an awesome animal! What a shame...

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    Thank you very much, Jasper, for your efforts concerning the Ultimate Cloth. I hope you'll get a positive answer.
    Now, some more US Open and then off to bed. Will have to get up at 6.30... At school from 8 to 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GigiG View Post
    Agree with everything you point out, Bernina, and am happy that if they are to be moved that they'd wind up in your area. That makes me feel somewhat better.

    There have been shenanigans for years with the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management. I don't trust them, nor their stated objectives.

    *respectfully snipped!*

    ETA: Change.org sends me emails about petitions in *Español (Latinoamérica)* WTH? Don't they know that in America we speak American? hahaha. Funny little Sarah Palin reference there.
    I say "Bring back the buffalo!!!!!!!!"

    Ok, I know that's pretty impossible, but at least the Mexican wolf re-introduction is seeing success, although there are ignorant people here in Yavapai county who think they're killer beasts who eat children. ("My Timmy will be munched waiting for the bus!!!!) It will take some educating as the wolf range moves into this area in the next 10 years............"Little Red Riding Hood" should have a disclaimer at the beginning of the book. The number of true wolf attacks in the US is incredibly insignificant, and ranchers are too lazy to utilize the groups who offer repellents and no kill options. Honestly, when it comes to cattle, they're all pretty dumb when you stick them out on the range. If cattlemen really want to raise "meat", they should re-introduce the buffalo, they don't walk away from their newborn calves and they certainly are a herd to reckon with when wolves get hungry and go after the young.

    JMO, OMO, MOO, etc., etc........


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    Quote Originally Posted by GigiG View Post
    OMG, what an awesome animal! What a shame...
    I kind of hope, someone will find a few of these in the remote areas of Australia, New Guinea and Tasmania. You never know.....

    JMO, OMO, MOO, etc., etc........

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    http://www.kpho.com/story/29974193/e...maged-by-spill

    Erin Brockovich to tour Navajo Nation areas damaged by spill

    Environmental activist Erin Brockovich will be touring the Navajo Nation next week to get a firsthand look at the damage caused by the spill of wastewater from a Colorado mine.President Russell Begaye said Friday that Brockovich will join him in surveying areas devastated by the Gold King Mine spill.





    JMO, OMO, MOO, etc., etc........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernina View Post
    I say "Bring back the buffalo!!!!!!!!"

    Ok, I know that's pretty impossible, but at least the Mexican wolf re-introduction is seeing success, although there are ignorant people here in Yavapai county who think they're killer beasts who eat children. ("My Timmy will be munched waiting for the bus!!!!) It will take some educating as the wolf range moves into this area in the next 10 years............"Little Red Riding Hood" should have a disclaimer at the beginning of the book. The number of true wolf attacks in the US is incredibly insignificant, and ranchers are too lazy to utilize the groups who offer repellents and no kill options. Honestly, when it comes to cattle, they're all pretty dumb when you stick them out on the range. If cattlemen really want to raise "meat", they should re-introduce the buffalo, they don't walk away from their newborn calves and they certainly are a herd to reckon with when wolves get hungry and go after the young.
    Your post reminded me of how difficult it is for most people to discern the difference between buffalo and bison. After all, bison shows up on restaurant menus fairly regularly.

    So, FYI:

    http://www.livescience.com/32115-bis...ifference.html

    Also, regarding wolves, from wikipedia:

    "Although the fear of wolves is pervasive in many human societies, the majority of recorded attacks on people have been attributed to animals suffering from rabies. Non-rabid wolves have attacked and killed people, mainly children, but this is unusual, as wolves are relatively few, live away from people, and have been taught to fear humans by hunters and shepherds."

    To me, it's the equivalent of xenophobia, except for substituting animals. People shouldn't hate what they know not of; they should seek to educate themselves to better understand the reality of things, which might help them appreciate cultural differences.

    But, be they "others" in terms of "not from my tribe" kind of people, or animals that they fear for largely wrong-minded reasons, I wish they would all get a grip. Live and let live. JMO.
    Last edited by GigiG; 09-07-2015 at 07:55 PM.

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    2003 - Warren Zevon died.




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    Quote Originally Posted by ILikeToBendPages View Post
    2003 - Warren Zevon died.


    I adored him...

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