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Forum: Ruffled Feathers Today, 12:38
Replies: 82
Views: 1,445
Posted By Mysticete
The current situation isn't constructive for...

The current situation isn't constructive for national unity either. At the present, rural regions have an outsized influence on politics due to the electoral college and the senate. The House of...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Yesterday, 17:39
Replies: 654
Views: 19,392
Posted By Mysticete
In hindsight, its pretty clear that a lot of...

In hindsight, its pretty clear that a lot of smaller retail stores didn't need to close for as long as they did. Just requiring them to make some modest changes and increase sanitation should have...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 31st May 2020, 11:47
Replies: 52
Views: 41,562
Posted By Mysticete
Finally

Finally
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Saturday 30th May 2020, 23:23
Replies: 89
Views: 1,898
Posted By Mysticete
Oh, speaking of the folks who are dishonoring...

Oh, speaking of the folks who are dishonoring Floyd's...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Saturday 30th May 2020, 22:04
Replies: 82
Views: 1,445
Posted By Mysticete
That's the thing...the majority didn't vote for...

That's the thing...the majority didn't vote for trump. You seem to think that it's a simple matter of getting out the vote to change the laws, but:

For instance, thanks to gerrymandering, many...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Saturday 30th May 2020, 16:36
Replies: 82
Views: 1,445
Posted By Mysticete
It's not like it's particularly easy to get the...

It's not like it's particularly easy to get the system changed, and I am not sure how this sentiment at all helps...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Saturday 30th May 2020, 16:33
Replies: 82
Views: 1,445
Posted By Mysticete
hah...well that bird was being super skulky :P

hah...well that bird was being super skulky :P
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Saturday 30th May 2020, 12:09
Replies: 89
Views: 1,898
Posted By Mysticete
The right loves to point at the Antifa, but IIRC...

The right loves to point at the Antifa, but IIRC they haven't killed anyone in the last 4 years. Can't say the same about many groups on the right.
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Saturday 30th May 2020, 12:05
Replies: 82
Views: 1,445
Posted By Mysticete
I think the issue as always with Trump is not him...

I think the issue as always with Trump is not him responding at all, but how he responds and how he approaches them. To apply any sort of pressure to China requires a measured international response....
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 30th May 2020, 11:55
Replies: 33
Views: 2,101
Posted By Mysticete
I would have to imagine that invasive plants are...

I would have to imagine that invasive plants are going to be the biggest issue with trying to return thing to a "natural" baseline. At least cattle and other ungulates are big and physically easy to...
Forum: Conservation Friday 29th May 2020, 12:58
Replies: 17
Views: 648
Posted By Mysticete
Moderation is performed by low level...

Moderation is performed by low level functionaries, it's not carried out by the folks higher up, other than the occasional high profile story that gets media attention (see Alex Jones). I am always...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Friday 29th May 2020, 12:48
Replies: 89
Views: 1,898
Posted By Mysticete
Um...why does he have to walk away? why couldn't...

Um...why does he have to walk away? why couldn't she have just put the leash on and move on? Why is he the one escalating things?

I just watched the video. The irony of her claiming he was...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Thursday 28th May 2020, 14:52
Replies: 89
Views: 1,898
Posted By Mysticete
I saw on the news this morning that the cop in...

I saw on the news this morning that the cop in question had 12 prior misconduct complaints leveled against him, none of which were ever investigated
Forum: Conservation Wednesday 27th May 2020, 21:38
Replies: 17
Views: 648
Posted By Mysticete
As someone who spends far far far too much time...

As someone who spends far far far too much time on youtube, there is nothing nefarious about this. Youtube is incredibly copyright shy...I can't tell you how often I have seen various folks from...
Forum: Conservation Wednesday 27th May 2020, 13:59
Replies: 17
Views: 648
Posted By Mysticete
I haven't seen it yet either, but please do note...

I haven't seen it yet either, but please do note the reason that youtube took it down was copyright, not content.

I don't think you can call it censorship when the people who own the rights to the...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Tuesday 26th May 2020, 11:33
Replies: 413
Views: 11,076
Posted By Mysticete
Although this study is based on influenza, which...

Although this study is based on influenza, which is known to be a rapidly mutating virus. Coronaviruses generally don't mutate as much, so the same pattern may not occur with this current pandemic.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 25th May 2020, 22:20
Replies: 23
Views: 1,166
Posted By Mysticete
The major family level changes have already been...

The major family level changes have already been completed. Sounds like you are getting subfamilies mixed up with families, as there was a recent paper which reorganized tanagers and named ~15...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 25th May 2020, 11:50
Replies: 23
Views: 1,166
Posted By Mysticete
I would guess the vast majority are genera level...

I would guess the vast majority are genera level shifts, as that is where the vast majority of shifts in classification of Tanager have centered in the last few years. Most of the traditional genera...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 25th May 2020, 01:46
Replies: 23
Views: 1,166
Posted By Mysticete
I would imagine revision of Thraupidae will focus...

I would imagine revision of Thraupidae will focus on all the various recent SACC checklist proposals. It will be recognizable, unless of course you haven't followed anything at all dealing with there...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Saturday 23rd May 2020, 12:41
Replies: 413
Views: 11,076
Posted By Mysticete
I am not actually convinced Trump is even taking...

I am not actually convinced Trump is even taking it...Wouldn't surprise me if he wasn't and he was just saying he was to "double-down" on his previous endorsement of the medicine. Trump is incapable...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 22nd May 2020, 02:09
Replies: 4,206
Views: 754,617
Posted By Mysticete
Did my belated birthday big day today, with 82...

Did my belated birthday big day today, with 82 species seen. Migrant levels were abysmal, with a lot of "expected" migrants completely absent. I had 15 species of warbler over almost 12 hours, in two...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Wednesday 20th May 2020, 12:20
Replies: 413
Views: 11,076
Posted By Mysticete
I have an aunt with lupus (in which this is often...

I have an aunt with lupus (in which this is often prescribed for), who has been having difficulty getting her meds because of the run to use it by folks who shouldn't.
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Tuesday 19th May 2020, 23:07
Replies: 413
Views: 11,076
Posted By Mysticete
Exactly what I meant. I hate ticks because they...

Exactly what I meant. I hate ticks because they creep me out (one of the very few critters I can say that about), but I know to watch out for them and not to avoid doing anything to increase the odds...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Tuesday 19th May 2020, 23:01
Replies: 413
Views: 11,076
Posted By Mysticete
I am a college professor. Many of us are nervous...

I am a college professor. Many of us are nervous about the school reopening soon, but in general most (all?) of us hate online teaching.

Science labs really don't translate well to that format, and...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Tuesday 19th May 2020, 18:08
Replies: 413
Views: 11,076
Posted By Mysticete
As I have mentioned before this has been a...

As I have mentioned before this has been a problem in Wisconsin as well. I don't think it's frustration so much as boredom. People who probably would never ever even consider setting foot on a hiking...
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