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  1. Lynne B GoComics Pro Member commented on Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal 3 days ago

    My first cat was dismayed by the fact that all the little dead things she brought me got chucked out. So she started bringing me little live things.

    I got an entire series of mice, moles, voles, and ground squirrels who were damp, miffed, and covered in cat spit, but otherwise apparently unharmed. They, at least, got to live in a “holding cell” for a day or two before they were driven back out into the countryside. I think that worked out better for everyone involved.

  2. Lynne B GoComics Pro Member commented on Endtown 3 days ago

    Hopefully a few more people can chip in a few more bucks a month. Doesn’t have to be many dollars if it’s a few more people each. But taking care of bills IS awfully nice.

  3. Lynne B GoComics Pro Member commented on Steve Breen 6 days ago

    Yup. The modern world has a lot going for it, but some of it has come at a terrible price.


    One species extinction – the dusky seaside sparrow – was a direct result of development of Florida for the Kennedy Space Center.

  4. Lynne B GoComics Pro Member commented on Basic Instructions 6 days ago

    ….I was screaming at the tv set.

  5. Lynne B GoComics Pro Member commented on Basic Instructions 6 days ago

    Yeah — I wasn’t sure about the first couple of episodes, but was willing to give it a go. And then, as you say, it really picked up.

  6. Lynne B GoComics Pro Member commented on Basic Instructions 6 days ago

    Hey, I really LIKE the show. :(

  7. Lynne B GoComics Pro Member commented on Steve Breen 7 days ago

    Might?


    Here are some of the species we’ve recently lost:

    - the Western Black Rhino, last one died 2011

    - the Vietnamese Rhinoceros, last one killed in 2010

    - the Eastern Puma in America, declared extinct in 2011 although it may have disappeared some decades earlier

    - the Japanese River Otter, declared extinct in 2012 after having not been seen since 1980

    - the Formosan Clouded Leopard, declared extinct in 2014 after extensive surveys in 2004 failed to find any; last seen in 1983

    - the baiji, the Yangtze River dolphin — declared extinct 2006, last seen in 2002

    - the Pyrenean Ibex, last one killed in an accident in 2000

    - the Guam Flying Fox, declared extinct in 2008, but last seen in the 1970s

    - the Zanzibar leopard, not officially extinct but not seen since 1996 and not extant in any zoos

    - the Javan tiger, last one shot in 1994

    - the Caspian tiger and the Bali tiger (two separate species), declared extinct in 2008 though most likely actually extinct by 1950

    - the Caribbean Monk Seal, declared extinct in 2008, but last seen in 1952

    - The Japanese Sea Lion, last one captured in 1974


    …This is by no means a complete list; it’s just the big mammals which have gone or been declared extinct within the last few decades, and leaves out all the bird species, amphibians and reptiles, and smaller species which have gone extinct. Those outnumber the big mammals by at least 12 to 1.

  8. Lynne B GoComics Pro Member commented on Steve Kelley 22 days ago

    There have been premium hikes every single year for the last 47 years, at least.

  9. Lynne B GoComics Pro Member commented on Lisa Benson 28 days ago

    If the implication is that Cosby is a turkey, then sure.


    If the implication is that we ought to have some sympathy for this poor beleaguered turkey, then not so much.

  10. Lynne B GoComics Pro Member commented on Tim Eagan about 1 month ago

    The writing style is common to a number of people I’ve met — including, to a certain degree, me! By itself OR with the relative youth of the profile, this would not be enough evidence for me. And, her reactions strike me personally as sincere.


    Also, details that she put in another post (Chip Bok thread) about being a retired marine biologist…personal details that it would be very peculiar for a mod to be sharing OR for someone to make up.


    And FWIW, I reached a “tipping point” where I stopped just reading comments and decided to create a profile to respond to comments some years ago, but different people hit that tipping point at different times. It genuinely is not outwith the realms of the possible that someone has sporadically read comments for a while before taking the plunge.
    I think the reaction of suspicion is without proof, and quite hostile in the event that she is what she says. I think it’s a step too far.