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Word for the Day, FRiday, May 10, 2013 - Predation
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Posted on 05/10/2013 4:00:18 AM PDT by tioga


In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of “Word for the Day”.

Predation, Noun

    1. The act or practice of plundering or marauding.
    2. The capturing of prey as a means of maintaining life.


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Thankfully, the bear was not interested in predation as he stalked me on my walk last night. I have been determined to keep up my nighttime walks and not let the bears scare me into hiding out inside. WELL....as I walked around the block on my second trip, I came across some HUGE animal prints from the corner of my back yard to my neighbor's side yard. I am freaked out. Went right back out with DH to show him and they were fading fast. I figure I just missed running right into him. I am still freaked out. Call me scared, but I am done with after dark walks. Especially on garbage, ie smorgasbord, nights.
1 posted on 05/10/2013 4:00:18 AM PDT by tioga
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Gabz; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...

Rise and Shine! Tis the weekend....homework on my desk and then the party begins.


2 posted on 05/10/2013 4:01:39 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

Obamacare predation on taxpayer funds continues, according to today’s news. It’s going to cost millions $$$ just to train people how to sign up.


3 posted on 05/10/2013 4:13:19 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: tioga

Are you SERIOUS? I’d stay inside and keep all foodstuffs thoroughly contained.


4 posted on 05/10/2013 4:14:27 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: tioga

Predation

From Lester’s Logic, “Predation refers to that time before a guy asks a girl for a date and wonders if he should take a bath this week or maybe even buy a tooth brush and try it out.

Lester recommends opening that bottle of Aqua Velva he was given years ago. Splash it on, hoss, no need to shave”.


5 posted on 05/10/2013 4:17:06 AM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: tioga

When I lived in Washington State (1982-1987) my house was remote and my 12 acres of land backed up to 1000 acres of State Forest. I had all kinds of trails through my own woods that I used to explore with my cats and dogs.
I was on the lookout for a spring that I could enlarge to make a pond. The best I could do was a low, marshy spot where fantastic, gigantic leaves grew. The odd thing is that my cats and dogs refused to go there with me. They’d stop dead in their tracks. The dogs would bark and whine, and the cats would climb a nearby tree and yowl.

One day I was back there, poking around, and I discovered a huge footprint — like a dog’s but much larger than my Golden Retriever’s would have been if she had followed me over to he soft spot in the forest floor.

I took my husband to see it and he said not to worry — it probably was a stray dog and the footptint just looked larger because the mud was soft and the print spread out on the edges.

Fast forward about 5 years (1994) and we made a trip back to the old neighborhood. We went to see our former house which had been purchaseed by the State of Washington and turned into the most elegant ranger station in the history of the state. My pasture had been turned into a parking lot, and my trails had been designated on trail maps available as handouts to the public. The most startling change, however, was a huge warning signn: “Beware of Panthers”.

I know that my animals were trying to warn me when I lived there. Listen to your animals. They know more than you think.


6 posted on 05/10/2013 4:29:25 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: tioga

Typically, the scavenger turns to predation when he runs out of patience. I overheard the conversation once.


7 posted on 05/10/2013 4:48:37 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (The universe generally responds poorly to any attempt to draw attention to its numerous flaws.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I live in a village with paved roads...the bear came out of my very wet back yard and crossed the road to disappear in the shadows of my neighbors side yard. The road had a bright street light over it...I couldn’t miss the wet paw prints crossing the road. OMG they were HUGE. No panther made those, it was a bear.


8 posted on 05/10/2013 4:54:51 AM PDT by tioga
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To: afraidfortherepublic

A+++ The cost rises daily. We are doomed.


9 posted on 05/10/2013 5:00:19 AM PDT by tioga
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To: count-your-change

LOL Always a laugh with you. A+++


10 posted on 05/10/2013 5:00:49 AM PDT by tioga
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To: NicknamedBob

OK, so when it’s not garbage night and the last of the idiots take down their bird feeders he will be after me? A++


11 posted on 05/10/2013 5:01:53 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

Black bears are not carnivores, so I doubt he’ll be looking to eat you.

Sure would be nice to carry a big firearm, just in case.


12 posted on 05/10/2013 5:07:02 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: tioga

The liberals practice predation
On winners, increasing taxation
“It’s better to lose
More programs to choose”
Destroying all pride in our nation


13 posted on 05/10/2013 5:07:43 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: tioga
Predators are scary!
14 posted on 05/10/2013 5:25:19 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: All
I have to ask again and again. Where is the OUTRAGE?
15 posted on 05/10/2013 5:29:06 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

This is one of the guys running for mayor of Pittsburgh. Seriously.

16 posted on 05/10/2013 5:39:34 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: tioga
What does the Obama administration have in common with free range chickens?

They are subject to predation.

17 posted on 05/10/2013 5:51:01 AM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: tioga

I wasn’t suggesting that it was a panther, just that danger lurks in unexpected places. Where I lived in Washington State, we watched for bear that came marauding through from time to time — never panthers. One of my neighbors lost half a dozen sheep one spring. That was blamed on bear, but who knows?

Until my eerie experience, the only Panthers around were members of the HS football team. But, ya know...they got their name from SOMEWHERE.

It took the DNR moving into my (very citified) house to identify the dangers in the woods. We had lost some cats, but never linked it to predators. ust thought they’d wandered away.

And we had paved roads too.


18 posted on 05/10/2013 6:05:14 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SoothingDave; tioga

Carnivore, or not, any bear can cause a lot of damage to human flesh just out of fear. I remember a few years ago when black bears took and killed a baby right out of its stroller in a camp in upstate NY. It was in an Orthodox Jewish enclave, as I remember.

We are talking about lessons our mothers taught us today. When I was 4, we livied in a tiny town in Calaveras County in Gold Rush country in the mountains of CA. (Think Mark Twain and hisleaping frogs.) The General Store, town Library, and Town museum shared one building on Main Street. I wasn’t in school yet, and my motherand I would walk into town for groceries and linger at the library for books. In the front window was a big steel can that once contained meat. The heavy guage steel can dated from the Gold Rush days and had been ripped to pieces by a bear. Lesson learned.


19 posted on 05/10/2013 6:14:37 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: tioga

Last summer the raging predation of pizza and nachos by a black bear was brought to a premature end when he stood up in the dumpster and saw us watching for him.


20 posted on 05/10/2013 6:31:36 AM PDT by pax_et_bonum (God Bless America)
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To: tioga

Los Angeles saw a lot of predation after the Rodney King incidents.


21 posted on 05/10/2013 6:33:06 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: tioga


22 posted on 05/10/2013 6:35:31 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: secret garden

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uwLNYre6L8

Someone help me get this thing out of my head!

I heard this on Saturday and can’t stop hearing this crazy lady threaten to serve lukewarm beverages in a flower-free house.


23 posted on 05/10/2013 7:01:32 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

oh GOOD GRIEF! that’s ridic!!


24 posted on 05/10/2013 7:06:05 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga

that is scary! We worry about skunks roaming at night down here - still sort of rural where we live so you occasionally see deer roaming or hear a coyote - but skunks are scarier... lol


25 posted on 05/10/2013 7:32:12 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Liberals chant that ID for voting is racist, so isn't ID for purchasing a gun racist?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
I’d stay inside and keep all foodstuffs thoroughly contained.

The planned predations of the current administration upon our carefully acquired stores of emergency rations require the above.

26 posted on 05/10/2013 7:38:05 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (Only you can choose to give up your rights.)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Or snails!


27 posted on 05/10/2013 7:40:31 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Ha I saw that on tv - weird huh?


28 posted on 05/10/2013 7:43:56 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Liberals chant that ID for voting is racist, so isn't ID for purchasing a gun racist?)
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To: SoothingDave

I’m guessing he’s a Democrat


29 posted on 05/10/2013 7:56:26 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: NeoCaveman

Of course. Anyone who is serious about winning office has to be.


30 posted on 05/10/2013 7:58:41 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: NeoCaveman

Oh, and he was arrested for DUI in March and spent the night in jail.

Meanwhile, the slush fund debit card investigation is narrowing in on Ravenstahl.


31 posted on 05/10/2013 8:01:22 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
This should help.
32 posted on 05/10/2013 8:27:35 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Funny that you went there, cause I was going to make such a reference as well.


33 posted on 05/10/2013 8:29:39 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

GMTA!


34 posted on 05/10/2013 8:30:33 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden; xsmommy

Speaking of a flower-free house, how about that Vokoun and shutout?

It seemed like the Penguins were playing as if they liked their coach and hated explaining losses to the media. Especially in the 3rd, where they just played a safe “kill the clock” game.


35 posted on 05/10/2013 8:34:14 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
Do you love him or what? We do.
36 posted on 05/10/2013 8:39:07 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden; xsmommy

He’s everyone’s favorite right now. Gotta give Tyler Kennedy credit for playing like a madman in his first chance to suit up in the playoffs.

And did the NBC guys draw the parallel between Crosby’s goal and the Lemieux “parting of the defenders” which is now a statue outside the arena? That was against the Islanders, too.

On Root sports, they ran the clips side by side.


37 posted on 05/10/2013 8:43:24 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

The only predation dems practice is to take out republicans and to take our paychecks. They are very good at it, too. A+++


38 posted on 05/10/2013 10:12:29 AM PDT by tioga
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To: SoothingDave

One lady came home, parked in her driveway then noticed her garbage can was tipped over in her open garage. She proceeded to go clean it up when a bear growled at her, knocked her down and stood on her back while finishing his dinner. She had had back surgery to correct a problem and he blew it all out requiring more surgery to fix it. Do I worry, heck yes. They have babies then growl and go all aggressive when you get near the baby bears. Scary as hell.


39 posted on 05/10/2013 10:15:48 AM PDT by tioga
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To: secret garden

LOL A++


40 posted on 05/10/2013 10:16:21 AM PDT by tioga
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To: secret garden

Dear, God...Obama is evil.


41 posted on 05/10/2013 10:17:16 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

actually, I should have said....”Obama’s actions are evil...or some such drivel...


42 posted on 05/10/2013 10:17:52 AM PDT by tioga
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To: verga

A++ Benghazi is a perfect example of predation by O’s Muslim cohorts.


43 posted on 05/10/2013 10:19:32 AM PDT by tioga
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I was just giving more details. I went back out to take a pic of the prints, but the moisture was drying so fast there wasn’t much to see 5 minutes later.


44 posted on 05/10/2013 10:21:05 AM PDT by tioga
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To: pax_et_bonum

Really? LOL A dumpster? Too funny. A++


45 posted on 05/10/2013 10:22:06 AM PDT by tioga
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To: JRios1968

That was a scary time. A++


46 posted on 05/10/2013 10:22:29 AM PDT by tioga
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To: JoeProBono

oh, wow. A+++


47 posted on 05/10/2013 10:22:54 AM PDT by tioga
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To: Silentgypsy

Planned Parenthood = Planned Predation.

A++


48 posted on 05/10/2013 10:23:52 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga
I've head of postdation of checks RE plundering related bank accounts, but....
49 posted on 05/10/2013 11:06:23 AM PDT by mikrofon (Predatory Self-lending)
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To: mikrofon

— predation too, particularly when one “forgets” a payment...


50 posted on 05/10/2013 11:14:34 AM PDT by mikrofon ("See, I paid it on the 5th!" ;)
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