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Discussion in 'Off Topic Debates' started by Vishnu2, Jun 30, 2012.

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  1. clare n

    clare n Member 5 Year Member

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    Amen lol :D
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    Edna New Member 5 Year Member

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    I only smoke what my keepers provide LOL.
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    I don't want to be "kept" by anyone. I guess that's the difference between and animal and a human. Some animals don't know any better, but human's do......or they're supposed to anyway. I'm not much of a traveler, but at least I have the option to go where I want and do what I want, and eat what I want. And yes, David, if I was to drink a BIG sugary drink here in NY, I can do that too. I think it would be a terrible thing for a human being to be "kept".
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    expo tort Member 5 Year Member

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    I just thought it over and now I want to be a pet even more. Why? I would not have to clean anything, go to school, or ever have to do much of anything anymore. I hope I would have a very interactive cage and not be on sand.
  5. Tom

    Tom The Dog Trainer 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    Oh come on Jacqui, all those males would destroy each other, and this system would give very low reproductive output. Max of one baby a year, verses one baby per year per female... Females can only carry one baby at a time (usually) whereas a male can impregnate a nearly unlimited number of females over the course of a year. I'm gonna go ahead and assume that our keepers will want to captive breed so as to reduce collection pressure on the remaining "wild" population. :D
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    I often think if I had the lives of my dogs I would be happy, but the truth is that I love being able to do whatever I want, whenever I want to. I am going to vote no on this one.
    My dogs have it pretty awesome though still. :D
  7. Jacqui

    Jacqui Wanna be raiser of Lemon Drop tortoises Moderator 10 Year Member!

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    See Tom, you owner will only care about reproduction numbers and making his money back out of you. While I have no "owner", I have a caretaker. One who puts first MY wants, needs, and happiness. Two males should be able to live happily together, IF they are given correct environments.
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    expo tort Member 5 Year Member

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    Put some sports on a flat screen and most American men will be fine.
  9. Terry Allan Hall

    Terry Allan Hall Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Uh, Tom...you overlook the possibility that these "aliens" have the same priorities as we humans...(1) Find a new piece of real estate (2) Exploit the crap out of said piece of real estate and indigenous people (3) when assets are depleted, move to next piece of real estate.

    This movie sums that concept up beautifully...

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    Essentially, aliens invade the fictional New Zealand village of Kaihoro to harvest humans for their intergalactic fast food franchise... :p

    I've never heard jiggling flesh referred to as "sport" before...but otherwise we're in agreement. And you left out a supply of quality beer... :p
  10. Jacqui

    Jacqui Wanna be raiser of Lemon Drop tortoises Moderator 10 Year Member!

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    Terry most of the guys now wear protective cups in sporting events, so there is not much jiggling flesh for you to be watching for any more. ;)
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    Vishnu2 Member 5 Year Member

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    Don't throw Peter Jackson under a bus.. He doesn't appreciate it.. Stay on task. ;)
  12. Jacqui

    Jacqui Wanna be raiser of Lemon Drop tortoises Moderator 10 Year Member!

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    Whose Peter Jackson?
  13. Terry Allan Hall

    Terry Allan Hall Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Your gender confusion duly noted... :p

    Your grammar and cinematography confusion also duly noted...for future reference, it's better expressed "Who's Peter Jackson?"..."Whose Peter Jackson?" implies that Jackson is someone's pet or possession... :p
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    Vishnu2 Member 5 Year Member

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    4 words. LORD OF THE RINGS~ :D
  15. Jacqui

    Jacqui Wanna be raiser of Lemon Drop tortoises Moderator 10 Year Member!

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    In this thread, he would be someone's pet and their possession also. :p

    Lord of the Rings, that explains why I don't know him, I didn't like the books or the movies.
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    I'm so confused ........
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