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That's deep, and has a nice Buddhist quality to it.

The one I like to spring is when I catch somebody demonizing SUVs and spouting off that if you drive an SUV you increase our reliance on Middle East oil and support terror. If you want to stop them dead in their tracks, ask them if they support drilling in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge. If the answer is "No," point out that their stance increases our dependence on foreign oil and supports terror. Be sure to appear patient and attentive as they sputter and stammer to come up with a response.

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That's a good one - I may use that - LOL

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'We need to close the Cro-Mag loophole,'

My my, it is tragic to learn that the Neanderthals were aware of the cro-mags willy ways even then. I guess they weren't as slow as some paleotologist make them out to be....

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'The Cro-Mags need to develop more efficient means of keeping themselves warm without damaging the global environment.'

Yeah the lack of body hair can be a real bitch sometimes. I suppose we need to "devolve" and dawn a full coat of real hair. Should be the first task of genetic engineering. Screw diseases cures, I want a full coat of fur. Teen wolf style... Wink

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'Unless we take action now,' Flintstone concludes, 'our entire way of life will disappear

A strangely prescient prediction on Thag's part.

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Alright so you have knocked out the "SUV as terrorist tool" arguement. What about the "SUV as sin" pundits?

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That's easy. The savior was a carpenter, so I figure he'd drive an F-250 or 350, likely a 4X4 to handle the roads at the time, and very possibly a six pack to take at least some of his followers with him. Some of those followers were fishermen, so of course he'd have a 7.5L engine or a diesel on board, driving a 4.10 rear end to provide towing power for the boat. He'd probably have a gas-powered generator and air compressor in the back, too, to run the power tools and nail guns.

And no, he wouldn't drive GM or Chrysler. He had a lot of appointments and couldn't afford to be left stranded along the road.

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Jesus drove a Ford.

Now that sounds like a bumper sticker.

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It's so obvious -- everyone familiar with the times knows that the best way for a shepherd to drive his flock across the River Jordan is to use a ford.

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Snickers... with a few groans... eye roll

When the chevy/gm diehards find you, I doubt they'll let you get off that easy. :smile:

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I read in a magaine - I think it was the last issue of Petersens Hunting and article that addressed this issue (of hunters declining). It said in the article the number 1 reason given as to why people give up hunting is that they move. I can't remember everything in the article, but the way it was written made a lot of sense, especially for me as it pretty much nailed it right in the head why I didn't hunt for 12 yrs...and how I happened to get back into it.

Basically - you move; the first year is a write off because you have other priorities of getting you and your family established in the new community. Ten you have to familiarize yourself with new regs...find a range/gun club...then you have to find a place to hunt - anyone who has moved across country or even out or prov (state) can attest that this seemingly simple task can be quite challenging...and one year becomes 2, 2 becomes 3 and before long it's been 10.

I just thought I'd throw that out there. It was a really good read.

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Saskie has a point. I moved from Halifax to the "country" and found it hard to find a new hunting spot. I was born and raised in Chester but lived in Halifax for 7 years while going to university. Finally, I was able to move back "home" about 10 miles from my parents and my old hunting area. My first year home was an eye-opener. My old "hot" spots were now used by others or had houses on them. For once in my life, I had to look for new hunting areas without infringing on other hunters. Finally, I bought land to hunt on and still hunt around other hunters but have staked claim to one area of it for my own. I lost about 8 years there. I hunted on Sat. (no Sun. hunting)and holidays. Hunting... but not really hunting(if you know what I mean).