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Old 01-22-2009, 09:35 AM   #21
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I had to cover up a little more now that I am older and I've put on a few pounds. Heres one of me in my prime
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Old 01-22-2009, 09:53 AM   #22
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We have an "organic lawn." The decision was made by my wife and myself many years ago, to not use weed 'n feed, herbicide, or anything similar on the lawn. We wanted to keep the dog safe from picking up anything nasty on her paws, and we wanted to keep ourselves safe from toxics that the dog might track inside and deposit on the floor. As a consequence, I am out there every summer digging out dandelion roots, trying the keep the lawn looking decent and mostly green. As you might guess, I never quite win, there are always a few dandelions lurking....Our neighbor has a pristine lawn, never a sign of a weed. He would likely be pleased if we started to use weed killer on our lawn, to keep the seeds out of his yard. My point here is simply to state that politics in some sense pervades what we do. It doesn't have to be the focus of these forums, but it will come to the forefront now and then.
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Old 01-22-2009, 10:29 AM   #23
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I agree that politics tends to muddy up a good conversation. And I like to see this forum stay away from politics. However, politics and conservation intersect frequently ...
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My point here is simply to state that politics in some sense pervades what we do. It doesn't have to be the focus of these forums, but it will come to the forefront now and then.
It is not our intent to classify all discussions of ecologically friendly actions or choices as being political. The kind of political discussions that we are talking about discouraging are the discussions about political parties, political candidates, and political issues that are not ecologically relevant. You'll note, for example, that there are already posts about invasive plant laws, etc. And we even have a forum for Organic Lawncare:
http://www.wildlifegardeners.org/for...splay.php?f=53

We have not had a problem with political/religious discussions on the forums thus far. We are simply trying to invoke the time tested adage that "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure".
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Old 01-22-2009, 03:30 PM   #24
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Heres one of me in my prime

Yes, yes, I DO see the resemblance! Of course, you look more distinguished with the white beard.
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Old 01-22-2009, 06:32 PM   #25
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You're still looking fine! A white beard makes a man so distinguished
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Old 01-23-2009, 06:27 AM   #26
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Careful... If I replace my avatar with a full-bearded version, you might change your opinion...
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Old 01-23-2009, 06:37 AM   #27
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Oh, oh, would that be like "Hey Santa baby?" LOL
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Old 01-23-2009, 08:20 AM   #28
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No, because Suunto's caving suit is blue-green. Now, my husband in his screaming red caving suit and helmet and long greying beard... there's a picture.

Suunto, you might have to be an elf
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Old 01-23-2009, 01:22 PM   #29
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I am going to stay out of this one, y'all. HO, HO, HO
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Old 01-23-2009, 08:11 PM   #30
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Oh, yes, please: no politics.
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