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Old 03-05-2012, 07:19 AM   #43681
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Doc thats a heck of a view off your deck!
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:23 AM   #43682
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Isn't It Ironic?

The food stamp program, a US Government run program, announced it is pleased to be distributing the greatest amount of food stamps ever.

Meanwhile, the National Park Service, a US Government run program, asks that we "please do not feed the animals" because the animals may grow dependent and not learn to take care of themselves.
I borrowed that and posted it on FB...
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:23 AM   #43683
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The difference is that nature takes care of the carrying capacity, through disease, and food availability, thus controlling the population of animals.

Our mechanized food production, and the decline of people growing their own food, combined with modern medicine have put us ( humans) a few steps past that simple ecological model.
Not really. The broken system that coddles the unwillingness of humans to better themselves and to stop relying on others to take care of them puts us past that ecological model.
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:29 AM   #43684
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Doc thats a heck of a view off your deck!
yeah it is..got more to do tho..after the ice storm of 09, it took out a bunch of trees and showed us that there was a view behind them thar trees..so for the past couple of years, I sure been thinking abt clearing a small section out for the view...was dreading the work! But we got in there yesterday and got it started..wow..scarey work..a couple of the trees fell more than 20 feet from the stump and when they hit, they hit HARD! One tree we had two saws pinched in it and had to use a winch to pull the tree off of them to get them out..we did tear one saw up pretty good and is going to take some repair to fix it...this time next year, the debris burning will take place.
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:30 AM   #43685
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I think it is a bit more complicated than people being unwilling to better themselves at this point.



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Not really. The broken system that coddles the unwillingness of humans to better themselves and to stop relying on others to take care of them puts us past that ecological model.
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:08 AM   #43686
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And your solution to the problem is?

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Old 03-05-2012, 08:20 AM   #43687
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And your solution to the problem is?
I believe you said it best Gus..read my sig line!
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:33 AM   #43688
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:43 AM   #43689
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No solutions were offered, nor theorized by me.

I was pointing out how the comparison between feeding the animals, and foodstamps was like an apples to oldsmobile comparison.



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Old 03-05-2012, 08:54 AM   #43690
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Anyone up for a challenging ride?

Yesterday I decided to take my wife to see Rush, the ghost town just south of Yellville. I looked at the map and saw there are two ways into Rush. The shortest appeared to go in off Hwy 206. I was expecting gravel but not sand and soft rocks and boulders. After three easy creek crossings (with water), three progressively tougher dry creek crossings we came to a section of soft rock and boulders about a hundred yards long. It was here we called it quits and turned around. Even with my wife walking it was a major challenge to keep the big pig upright. Those Paris-Dakar riders on those Beemers back in the '80s gained a whole lot more respect. So Rush remains for us to visit another day but time we will be trying the other way in. It was a great day for a ride although a bit windy. BTW the Front Porch Cafe has a good buffet but is now $10. No pictures because I was beat trying to keep the pig upright and my wife was making noises about being stuck in the middle of nowhere.
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:12 AM   #43691
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Anyone up for a challenging ride?

Yesterday I decided to take my wife to see Rush, the ghost town just south of Yellville. I looked at the map and saw there are two ways into Rush. The shortest appeared to go in off Hwy 206. I was expecting gravel but not sand and soft rocks and boulders. After three easy creek crossings (with water), three progressively tougher dry creek crossings we came to a section of soft rock and boulders about a hundred yards long. It was here we called it quits and turned around. Even with my wife walking it was a major challenge to keep the big pig upright. Those Paris-Dakar riders on those Beemers back in the '80s gained a whole lot more respect. So Rush remains for us to visit another day but time we will be trying the other way in. It was a great day for a ride although a bit windy. BTW the Front Porch Cafe has a good buffet but is now $10. No pictures because I was beat trying to keep the pig upright and my wife was making noises about being stuck in the middle of nowhere.
I've taken my GS through there a coupla times, but you're right, it's a workout. Better to do it in the fall as well. Rush Creek can be moving fast in the spring. IIRC there's about 7 creek crossings.
Diegos Tex-Mex in Flippin has good food and better prices, though I really do like the Front Porch.
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:17 AM   #43692
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It would never have reached this point if things were done differently long ago.

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Old 03-05-2012, 09:32 AM   #43693
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It went good I guess. Shes got some gps app on her phone that keeps a track, she rode all over around Wesley it looked like.

I'm trying my best to keep her far away from ADV!

Even better, she asked me if she could come to SLAP with me and the guys, LOL! I dont think I'd have much fun around the campfire with my wife there, I already shot that down.
Well Ted, if she comes along WE will have more fun.....just sayin
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:41 AM   #43694
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that is for certain, I figure we never should have strayed from the British Poor Laws.




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Old 03-05-2012, 09:42 AM   #43695
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Well Ted, if she comes along WE will have more fun.....just sayin
I agree, just ask Ray from St Louis, he has seen her drinkin'.
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