I went out in the dark with a flash light to water my
garden. Found the cutest little wabbit (Elmer Fudd speak
for "rabbit") about the size of a baseball taking a nap
in my zukes. He got a bath but good and now resides in
other parts of my yard. Though he was a rat at first.
Are rabbits something to worry about? If so, how would
you rid your garden of them?
Rabbits can become your worst nightmare if they reach large numbers, even a
few can be quite destructive if they keep returning. If your garden is the
best (only) food about they can strip anything up to knee high. Contrary to
Bugs Bunny cartoons they don't subsist on just carrots. It is heartbreaking
to have all your seedlings chomped at ground level.
A vigliant Kelpie will severely discourage them - if you call being eaten
disouraging. A waist height wire mesh fence will keep them out, they are
not very smart and they don't jump the high bar but try to get through.
Thank your stars you don't have roos.
On Tuesday, July 8, 2014 11:12:37 AM UTC-7, Todd wrote:
Uh, we don't have rabbits, but when I eye the squirrels who terminated my (former) avocados with extreme prejudice,* and decimated my (former) apricots
I think dark thoughts...
Alas, it's a little late - several decades late -- to ask my son to return the .22 which he took with him when he went out into the wide world.
*CIA-talk for offing people.
You should hear what military snipers call it: "reduced"
That little bunny is awfully cute. I think I will give
it a hot foot -- spray diluted Tabasco sauce all over it and
its food. I am going to get me the cheapest, hottest crap
I can find from WalMart.
"Cruelly exploit". You are kidding? No one is forcing them
to work there. They are not slaves. This is just mud slinging
because they are a non-union shop. Lots of places pay crappy
wages. If they are a union shop, you don't hear about it.
No one is forcing anyone to work those places either.
You are kidding again? No?
The wabbit will only take a quick taste and it will come
right back out. Kind of like me and Kale. YUK! The thought
The bunny will be just fine. There is a difference between
"aversion" and "torture". Tasting and rejecting food is part of
wabbits normal everyday life.
What did you think I was going to do? Hold the poor little dear
down, pry its mouth open, and pour cheap-asses hot sauce
down his throat?
And if you were kidding, I fell for it hook, line, and sinker.
On Wednesday, July 9, 2014 3:37:22 PM UTC-7, Todd wrote:
You don't know anything about Walmart's history with its workers. There's is ample material available, including books by writers who worked there - openly under their own names -- and reported the conditions.
You also don't know anything about the poverty in the areas where Walmart chooses to locate, where there are literally no other job options available.
I wish for you some day to be in the position of these exploited people. Let's see how arrogant you will be then!
As I said, lots of others pay crappy wages. Walmart catches
this kind of slur as they are non-union. No one forces anyone
to work there. Whether you like it or not, Walmart employees
and all they other folks working low pay jobs are exchanging
in a voluntary exchange of good and services between consenting
parties. You are missing the "consent" part. And I have to
give these people their due. They could be sucking off the
public tit instead of working for a living.
And you can't help like the guy despite it too. Leftists are
not much into the open exchange of ideas now-a-days. In
my childhood, they use to love debate. Not anymore. And
open debate is necessary for a republic to survive. Higgs
will let you discuss alternate opinion to an extent. Better
than most. Most just start flinging names, meaning they don't
got nothing and they just lost the debate. Higgs is a good
sport most of the time.
Yesterday, I introduced the cute little fellow (the Wabbit, not
Higgs) to Walmart's own, 89 cent per bottle, Louisiana Hot Sauce.
Cheapest one I could find. (It smells bad too. I'd never
put it on food.) Hit him with cayenne powder on Tuesday. No
sign of the wabbit so far.
I bought it from a friendly employee at Walmart who had
voluntarily accepted work at Walmart, rather than sucking
off the public tit.
Walmart is a great place for those with no work experience
and no skills to start working their way up. It is also
great for retirees that need to kill some time and/or
supplement their income. Someone told me off the record
at the local Walmart that they are having trouble finding
employees that will pass the drug test.
On Friday, July 11, 2014 4:56:45 PM UTC-7, Frank wrote:
Now we learn that paying workers a decent wage rather than exploiting people who have no alternative is "leftist politics".
You learn something new every day!
What's NOT new is that some people think they are better than their fellows.
Almost makes you wish there was some being Up There handing out justice.
You get paid what the market will bear. And you only seem to
care if the shop is non-union. And, yes it is "leftist politics".
You are told who to hate. And it really doesn't matter what
they pay. Just who is and who isn't union. And no one thinks
they are better than anyone else, that is just more slurs.
Yebbut the 3 US posters other than you who are in this thread would be
considered to be on the extreme rabid right in other first world countries.
The US has long had a bad reputation for exploitation of workers. It
wasn't always so and at one time it had a fine history but not since
WWII at least. Low wages paid in the US get very bad comments and press
here from tourists and the media. Wal-mart has been one of the
companies mentioned but not the only one.
In addition tourists gripe where tips are expected to be handed over
after any form of service provision. Employers who expect customers to
pay for both goods received and then service provided by their employee
rather than them pay a proper wage are considered to be exploitative.
I know exactly what you mean. You can at least take comfort in knowing
that at least the residents of your country can manage to elect a
President who seems like a decent human being. Sad tough about all the
vitriolic comments that are sent his way - no doubt due to him dusky
skin colour and the red colour of the necks of those who make such
You should see the creep we have heading up our country at the moment,
and none of his hangers on seem to be any better. I never used to feel
ashamed of my country but increasingly that is how I am feeling.
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