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Same here!

She'd follow us on our late night walks with the dogs, staying just in the shadows until I starting talking to her, calling her "kitty" because I thought she was the neighborhood cat that used to follow us.

Gray foxes are considerably smaller than the red foxes & they climb trees!! One night, my big yellow lab, not leashed, chased her up a tree. I screamed at my dog, who loves cats, thinking why would you chase a kitty? So I shined a flash light up the tree and found this sweet, tiny fox face staring back at me. Omg, a fox! We've had the company of a fox all this time.

She had been following other neighbors too & they too had not realized she was a fox.

I started leaving small treats for her after our walks every night. She would come onto our driveway to get them and would soon would approach me for more if & when I was out. This was a BIG MISTAKE. MY mistake! Stupid, stupid me!!! I had caused my sweet little wild foxy to begin approaching other neighbors more closely.

The word got out. Fearing foxy, my dumbasses neighbors started carrying sticks at night. FFFF!! This tiny critter would not hurt them. But convince hunter mentality neighbors of this? Impossible. I vehemently argued with them & warned a group of a dozen of them that I'd be very upset if anything happened to her. F them!! I blame myself...& my Republican neighbors. 😞

So sad.


Of course the Nashville area votes democratic too!

It's a bright spot in the state.

🚩 Public sentiment must be moved toward impeachment

This has been discussed here and other places, especially on MSNBC.

We need the House to vote to impeach and the Senate to convict and in order for that to happen, the members of both Chambers need to know that their constituents think that Trump should be removed from office.

The public must understand the facts before the polls move to favor impeachment and conviction.

It's repeatedly been said that "people do not read the books but they watch the movies." Far too few people have read Mueller's report. Some do not even know it exists. IF Mr. Mueller is clearly forthcoming in his testimony, it will be news that people will hear. It WILL Matter.

If it wouldn't matter (it's all in the report), then Why have him testify?

Speaker Pelosi is even holding up a hearing on impeachment because she feels the American public is not yet behind it. We need them to hear all the facts from the horse's mouth (from Mr Mueller) because "they will not read the book."

The oil companies have known too.

We've had generations who have hidden or denied this.

Aww. Reminds me of our neighborhood's tiny 🦊

Yes, crazy as it sounds, a real wild *gray* fox. Followed us and neighbors every night for almost a year until some asshole killed her. At first we thought she was a cat, she was so small. She had almost no fear of people or dogs, so some idiots thought she might be rabid. Horse hockey.
True story. I miss her.

MOST interesting.

Bookmarked. Thanks for posting this.

Opinions are abundant but knowledge is rare.

Thank you!

Should be required reading for anyone wanting to discuss climate and extinction.

Opinions are abundant but knowledge is rare.

Are We Heading Toward Extinction?

What we here already know is finally being said outside of scientific journals.

Are We Heading Toward Extinction?
The Earth's species — plants, animals and humans, alike — are facing imminent demise. How we got here, and how to cope.

By Catherine Ingram
07/20/2019 05:45 AM ET

The following has been excerpted from the long-form essay Facing Extinction.

For much of my life, I thought our species would soon go extinct. I assumed we might last another hundred years if we were lucky. Now I suspect we are facing extinction in the near future. Can I speculate as to exactly when that might happen? Of course not. My sense of this is based only on probability. It might be similar to hearing about a diagnosis of late-stage pancreatic cancer. Is it definite that the person is going to die soon? No, not definite. Is it highly probable? Yes, one would be wise to face the likelihood and put one’s affairs in order.

For decades, I had sensed that things were dramatically worsening, the rate of destruction increasing. As a journalist from 1982 to 1994, I specialized in social and environmental issues. I had written about global warming, the phrase we used in those days, numerous times in the 1980s, but because it seemed a far-off threat, we could intellectually discuss it without fear of it affecting our own lives in terribly significant ways. As time marched on, I began to awaken to how fast the climate was changing and how negative its impacts. It became a strange relief to read and listen to the truth of the situation from people who were studying the hard data as it affirmed my instincts and threw a light on what had been shadowy forebodings, dancing like ghosts in my awareness. It is an ongoing study that has taken me through a powerful internal process — emotional and cathartic — one that I felt might be helpful to share with those who have woken to this dark knowledge or are in the process of waking to it, just as I, over time, found comfort in the reflections of the small yet increasing number of comrades with whom I share this journey.

Because the subject is so tragic and because it can scare or anger people, this is not an essay I ever wanted to write; it is one I would have wanted to read along the way. But the words on these pages are meant only for those who are ready for them. I offer no hope or solutions for our continuation, only companionship and empathy to you, the reader, who either knows or suspects that there is no hope or solutions to be found. What we now need to find is courage. What we now need to embrace is love.

Much more...

Good point!! It's GOTV in those states.

We need to beat the drums on Health Care Issues. The thugs cannot touch the Dems' programs.

Crazy idea: large numbers of Puerto Ricans should move to the Swing States so that they could vote. That'd do it. Democratic businesses should sponsor them coming.

Re: Mueller, my hubs thinks it's a mistake to count on Mueller too, mostly because he believes that Mueller will go back to his equivocation, with his thinking that speaking the blunt truth will be "taking sides."

You're in Greenville, NC. From TN here.

My home state has gone to hell. There's now 0 chance that anyone like Al Gore could be elected in the state.

Heartbroken here too.

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