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So I gave Jack a new rope yesterday. The old one was a crappy old piece of twine with a broken clasp at the end. The new one on the other hand, is a purple nylon cord with an anti-rust coating on the clasp. I also gave him approximately 6 feet of extra length for extra exploring. The freaking Cadillac of cat leases.

As I was standing in the Home Depot isle looking at all of the different options I kept in the back of my mind what he would like the most. I had the actual thought “would he like the neon pink or the purple?” and “what kind of clasp would he like?”… Visions of him doing a backflip from excitement rolled through my head. I would have to peel his orange butt off of my leg he would be so thrilled with my choices for him… Purrrrrrr’s of joy could be heard in a three county radius…

Upon arriving home, I immediately took the supplies out of the bag and let him sniff around at them for a couple of minutes (so far so good), then I proceeded outside into the 1000 degree heat to rig this sucker up. After sweating out about half of the water in my body, the deluxe system was complete… I even used a knot that my father taught me… One that is a bit less bulky, and therefore more comfortable for him.

When I attached him, half expecting him to look up at me and say, “Joe, you really kick ass”, he proceeded to completely ignore me, walk over to the exact place his old rope ended and plopped down on the ground, scowling at me the entire time. Not only did he seem to not give half a shit about all of the thought that I put into this venture, he had the gall to look at me like I had mistreated him in some way. What else do I have to do to make the walking orange poop and vomit machine happy? I guess that I need to drop by the “Depot” again on the way home and buy a giant leaf to fan his orange ass… Maybe a harem of siamese cats commanded to do his bidding?… I guess that I just need to stop looking at him, because that seems to piss him off more than anything else.

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read this

then this… Both from the Rolling Stone.

  1. jj
    Sep 26, 2005

    God, those articles are so scary. I could never understand why those environmental issues weren’t always the most important in Washington, seeing as how if we don’t have an inhabitable planet, all the politics in the world mean shit.

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  2. Joe
    Sep 26, 2005

    We are being the “policemen of the world” on the wrong issues. We should take a stand and make changes. I think that this planet is worth it.

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  3. Sweet Sammy
    Sep 26, 2005

    Everyone does realize that the planet’s been heating up for tens of thousands of years… The ice age didn’t melt because of too many SUVs. All the talk of catastrophic global warming is silly, huricanes cycle, we have over 100 years of data to support that. It will take much longer to completely heat up the planet to the point it starts threatening humans.

    Having said that, I agree environmental issues should take higher presedent. Habitat destruction kills off thousands of species a year. I hate that. Overpopulation sucks.

    And yes, Bush is a tool.

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  4. Hank
    Sep 27, 2005

    I’m quite sure that looking from the iceage and forward we have a natural heating of planet earth. The temperature moves in waves. But the last hundred years the tempeature been skyrocketing (compared to before). Take the ozon-layer for example, it’s not a coincidence that it is starting to disintigrate now and not for a thousand years ago. No, I’d say global warming is a problem, but not necessarily because of too many SUVs but more so by the fact that Bush refuses to sign the Kyoto-protocol.

    And the heating is threatening humans. Isn’t it obvious?

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  5. Sweet Sammy
    Sep 27, 2005

    I guess I did see 3 people spontaniously combust yesterday because of the sudden skyrocketing increase in temperature!

    Should we be trying to curb global warming: yes. Is global warming a threat to humans right now: no.

    And I don’t think Bush’s refusal to sign the Kyoto-protocol is the number one factor in global warming. Ever hear of a country called China? It’s the fastest growing industrial nation and Kyoto doesn’t apply to it. Not to say we shouldn’t be working to lower emissions and again Bush is a tool, but laying it all on him is assinine.

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  6. Joe
    Sep 27, 2005

    Hey guys… Look at that picture of my cat. Isn’t he cute?

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  7. Hank
    Sep 27, 2005

    Well. Blame China:) That puts America in the clear, right? I’d like for China to sign the kyoto-protocol as well… And I think that Americas industry and economy is bigger than Chinas (even if China might be on their way to outgrow you). I have no figures on this though, so I really do not know.

    I didn’t see 3 people spontaniously combust but I did see hurricanes tear the shit out of Bangladesh, Burma, China (they too got their share), Cuba, Indonesia and the US. I have also seen peole die in skincancer due to the greenhouse effect.

    I really think that global warming is a threat, and if it isn’t right now, it sure as hell will be.

    Finally, blaming Bush personally for all of this is assinine. But he is the head of state and the symbol for the government and thus the power in the US. We might aswell blame the republicans (or the people who elected him)or the democrats through Clinton for not doing anything when they had the power to do so. I’d love to blame the big greedy transnational corporations, and I do, but they (the corporations) can be regulated by the people with political power. The companies won’t take responsability, themselves.

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  8. Sweet Sammy
    Sep 27, 2005

    I think you’re just thorwing hyperbole around. The sun has always caused skin cancer, huricanes have always “tore the shit” out of people. We’re in no grave threat of being wipped out any time soon.

    And it seems all you want to do is blame people, well, good luck with that. I’m sure it will take you far.

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  9. Hank
    Sep 27, 2005

    “Take me far”? When did this get to a personal level? I am where I am and I am sure that my attitude will take me somewhere, and others with it, to a better place.

    Not wanting to change things that are bad seem stupid to me. To believe that we are not effecting the climate of the world is ignorant. This is not about blaming anybody, this is about changing stuff. To think that things are as they always has been…that is standing still and not getting anywhere to me.

    Do you believe that smoking isn’t dangerous either? Hell, people died from cancer before they started smoking!

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  10. Sweet Sammy
    Sep 27, 2005

    awww, you’re sweet.

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  11. Hank
    Sep 27, 2005

    ?

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  12. Joe
    Sep 27, 2005

    Thank you everyone… and that concludes masterpiece theatre for today.

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  13. UB
    Sep 27, 2005