If there is one philosopher I thoroughly dislike it's Soren Kierkegaard. As a human being and as a philosopher, I find him repulsive in the extreme. It is not too much to say that his philosophy is…Continue
"Excellent choices both.The reason I like the Oscar Wilde is that it mirrors on the intellectual level the fundamental idea of physical evolution. It is from the immense variety of individuals that the successful modifications are discovered.…"
"Jonathan Haidt has studied the "righteous mind" and came up with six themes that people rely on in making moral decisions: care, fairness, liberty, loyalty, authority and sanctity. As a rough breakdown, liberals and skeptics place more…"
"Earlier today I watched two YouTube videos in which US Airways removed disabled passengers from flights because they had perfectly trained service dogs with them. Other airlines have done the same, but US Airways seems to be the worst.
"That's a fine looking little mutt Dr C! I'm a denizen of the Rocky Mountain West where dogs are welcome in bars and are sometimes elected mayors of small towns. I knew one golden retriever in Guffey, CO who served three…"
"Oh! The sounds of those trucks play like music to my ears. Where I am moving, there is no garbage pick-up.
Whenever all our trash bins overflow, we have to load the garbage bins into the truck, we make a half hour run to the…"
"Besides saving the city money (the bins are made from recycled plastic), and only having to pay one driver...no guys riding the back of the trucks, those automated arms have probably reduced the number of on-the-job injuries considerably.
"Our new garbage cans for the automated system are very tall and probably too high for raccoons to get into. I haven't see them around our neighborhood, but people who live in houses that border wooded areas have them frequently.
"I nebber sed U wuz!
I think we've had these heavy-duty plastic trash bins for 30+ years...green for yard cuttings, black for trashy-trash, and blue for recyclables.
But they are a helluva lot noisier than the old-style trucks and metal trash…"
"Our city-furnished trash bins can't be opened by ANY animals (except maybe elephants)....just the guys who sneak around at 5AM on trash day, stealing all the recyclables. *clank!* *clankity* *clank!*"
"The house we were at was at the top of a steep hill with lots of chaparral, just the kind of place that could be in trouble in a fire.
Raccoons are a real nuisance. They will learn to open garbage cans."
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