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Author: Raine    Date: 03/05/2015 14:09:23

As in I fully expect to throw my back out today.We are supposed to get a lot of very wet and heavy snow.

Anyway, In a world where it seems like there is nothing but bad news. I personally think this is very good news.
POLK CITY, Fla. (AP) — The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will phase out the show's iconic elephants from its performances by 2018, telling The Associated Press exclusively that growing public concern about how the animals are treated led to the decision.

Executives from Feld Entertainment, Ringling's parent company, said the decision to end the circus's century-old tradition of showcasing elephants was difficult and debated at length. Elephants have often been featured on Ringling's posters over the decades. The decision is being announced Thursday.

"There's been somewhat of a mood shift among our consumers," said Alana Feld, the company's executive vice president. "A lot of people aren't comfortable with us touring with our elephants."
They can say that it wasn't public pressure all they want; this time the market - along with legislation that pushed these changes - decided.

The idea of circuses are changing.
Feld noted that when his father bought the circus in 1967, there was still a human sideshow featuring acts such as the bearded lady and other human oddities. His father did away with that, he said.

"We're always changing and we're always learning," he said.

In 2008, Feld acquired a variety of motor sports properties, including monster truck shows, motocross and the International Hot Rod Association, which promotes drag races and other events. In 2010, it created a theatrical motorcycle stunt show called Nuclear Cowboyz. Roughly 30 million people attend one of Feld's 5,000 live entertainment shows every year.


http://binaryapi.ap.org/57ad8043b5384c21809f60ecd8c223a6/460x.jpg


Since we are talking about how things have changed, and things that can be changed, here is an epic letter regarding climate change.

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y29/Blue_In_AK/1622140_950192931681791_1609883701604960399_n_zpshaonh6gj.jpg


Now if only the inhumane circus we call Congress would change with the times as well.


and

Raine

36 comments (Latest Comment: 03/06/2015 00:32:09 by trojanrabbit)
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Comment by wickedpam on 03/05/2015 14:14:00
Morning

So I'm at work cause of course wine is so very important, but yet my big bosses have chosen to work from home. I am beyond pissed.

Comment by Raine on 03/05/2015 14:25:18
Quote by wickedpam:
Morning

So I'm at work cause of course wine is so very important, but yet my big bosses have chosen to work from home. I am beyond pissed.

Ugh!


Comment by BobR on 03/05/2015 14:26:04
Quote by wickedpam:
Morning

So I'm at work cause of course wine is so very important, but yet my big bosses have chosen to work from home. I am beyond pissed.

If you can't make it home, you can stay with us, but it's probably just as difficult to get here as home.

Comment by wickedpam on 03/05/2015 14:27:25
Quote by BobR:
Quote by wickedpam:
Morning

So I'm at work cause of course wine is so very important, but yet my big bosses have chosen to work from home. I am beyond pissed.

If you can't make it home, you can stay with us, but it's probably just as difficult to get here as home.



Thanks I appreciate that. We planned ahead and got a hotel room. Its pretty close so hopefully it won't be too bad.

Comment by Scoopster on 03/05/2015 14:28:58
Mornin' all!

Comment by TriSec on 03/05/2015 14:29:21
Hi all. The only saving grace about that 100 inches of snow we've got lying around is that it all fell as light, powdery stuff. It was easy to push around.

Comment by Raine on 03/05/2015 15:00:09
Quote by TriSec:
Hi all. The only saving grace about that 100 inches of snow we've got lying around is that it all fell as light, powdery stuff. It was easy to push around.

It's the wet heavy stuff that really sucks.

It's falling pretty quickly now.

Comment by TriSec on 03/05/2015 15:06:51
So, I was watching a 3rd Doctor adventure last night (The Time Warrior, circa 1973), and I was astonished to see the name Jeremy Bulloch pop up in the credits.

Apparently, Boba Fett gets around, too.

Comment by wickedpam on 03/05/2015 15:07:19
Comment by Raine on 03/05/2015 15:11:39
Quote by wickedpam:
File this under -Not Helping

What a waste of money

Comment by wickedpam on 03/05/2015 15:19:00
Quote by Raine:
Quote by wickedpam:
File this under -Not Helping

What a waste of money



Pretty much. The hand writing on the note does seem to point to someone very immature.

Comment by Raine on 03/05/2015 15:27:58
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by wickedpam:
File this under -Not Helping

What a waste of money



Pretty much. The hand writing on the note does seem to point to someone very immature.
It has to be.

What I find interesting is that the rep said it was a waste of time and money — and yet, curiously, this is making the news…

Comment by wickedpam on 03/05/2015 15:35:40
Quote by Raine:
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by wickedpam:
File this under -Not Helping

What a waste of money



Pretty much. The hand writing on the note does seem to point to someone very immature.
It has to be.

What I find interesting is that the rep said it was a waste of time and money — and yet, curiously, this is making the news…


It probably so he can say - look how awful and destructive these people are. It's all PR anymore.

Comment by Raine on 03/05/2015 15:38:57
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by wickedpam:
File this under -Not Helping

What a waste of money



Pretty much. The hand writing on the note does seem to point to someone very immature.
It has to be.

What I find interesting is that the rep said it was a waste of time and money — and yet, curiously, this is making the news…


It probably so he can say - look how awful and destructive these people are. It's all PR anymore.

That what I am thinking, and that is the part that is so disingenuous.

Comment by Scoopster on 03/05/2015 15:40:18
The House votes to approve funding for passenger rail and some minor tweaks to Amrtak

Just before the bill passed, a GOP amendment to eliminate all federal subsidies for Amtrak failed on a vote of 147 to 272.


I get the feeling we're gonna see a lot of this kinda thing for the next two years. Pelosi is running the House by proxy because half the GOP is being stupid and the rest are trying to save face.

Comment by Raine on 03/05/2015 15:58:15
Quote by Scoopster:
The House votes to approve funding for passenger rail and some minor tweaks to Amrtak

Just before the bill passed, a GOP amendment to eliminate all federal subsidies for Amtrak failed on a vote of 147 to 272.


I get the feeling we're gonna see a lot of this kinda thing for the next two years. Pelosi is running the House by proxy because half the GOP is being stupid and the rest are trying to save face.
I had to bold that part. IT hadn't occurred to me, but I really think you are right.
There is no other way this could have been voted on.

It's really horrible how they govern.

Now as far as the animals, I have been seeing dogs on trains for the past year or so. I thought that this was a policy enacted by AMtrak and the MTA.

Bummer that Duke is too big to ride. PREJUDICE!

Comment by Raine on 03/05/2015 17:13:23
Comment by Raine on 03/05/2015 17:29:05
A plane has slip off the runway at La guardia Airport

Comment by wickedpam on 03/05/2015 18:04:29
Leaving for the hotel at 2.

Comment by Raine on 03/05/2015 18:06:19
Quote by wickedpam:
Leaving for the hotel at 2.

HAve fun? I hope that you got a hotel with a pool!

Comment by wickedpam on 03/05/2015 18:15:35
Quote by Raine:
Quote by wickedpam:
Leaving for the hotel at 2.

HAve fun? I hope that you got a hotel with a pool!



haha - didn't bring my suit

Just going to the Holiday Inn Express in Springfield. Its just off Commerce so not far from here.

Comment by livingonli on 03/05/2015 18:20:50
I am so done with this winter. They seem to be at least clearing the roads but I'm debating staying home since I hate driving in it. I was a nervous wreck when I went in on Sunday and I don't feel like doing it again.

Comment by Raine on 03/05/2015 18:22:20
Quote by livingonli:
I am so done with this winter. They seem to be at least clearing the roads but I'm debating staying home since I hate driving in it. I was a nervous wreck when I went in on Sunday and I don't feel like doing it again.

Stay home if you can. SEriously. you won;t have a job if your dead anyway.

Comment by Raine on 03/05/2015 18:26:02
Quote by Raine:
Quote by livingonli:
I am so done with this winter. They seem to be at least clearing the roads but I'm debating staying home since I hate driving in it. I was a nervous wreck when I went in on Sunday and I don't feel like doing it again.

Stay home if you can. SEriously. you won;t have a job if your dead anyway.

What I mean was, stay home and be safe. The REALLY cold weather is supposed to happen after the storm.

Comment by Raine on 03/05/2015 18:34:49

I don't care how we get there, but I want it decriminalized.

Comment by Mondobubba on 03/05/2015 20:08:55
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by wickedpam:
Leaving for the hotel at 2.

HAve fun? I hope that you got a hotel with a pool!



haha - didn't bring my suit

Just going to the Holiday Inn Express in Springfield. Its just off Commerce so not far from here.



Hey, if you stay there, you can be brain surgeon, right?

Comment by trojanrabbit on 03/05/2015 20:34:01
You can either believe the long-time resident of Wasilla.......or the bought and paid for oil company shill with the snowball.

Yet he'll probably screech for government aid 5 minutes after the first tornado of the spring obliterates an OK town.

Comment by wickedpam on 03/05/2015 20:34:41
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by wickedpam:
Leaving for the hotel at 2.

HAve fun? I hope that you got a hotel with a pool!



haha - didn't bring my suit

Just going to the Holiday Inn Express in Springfield. Its just off Commerce so not far from here.



Hey, if you stay there, you can be brain surgeon, right?



I've stayed in enough HIExperess that I've already become a brain surgeon, working on rocket scientist now.

Comment by trojanrabbit on 03/05/2015 20:37:33
Leonard Nimoy's passing last Friday made my choice of topic for my internet radio show tonight an easy one.

Space......

Of course I'm still fighting with the playlist in my head, and probably wlll keep at it until 8:55PM. Only so much stuff you can fit in an hour.

Comment by livingonli on 03/05/2015 21:00:42
Took a snow day. Told them I was stuck in my driveway.

Comment by Raine on 03/05/2015 21:10:57
3-5 inches is not over 6 inches.

Comment by Raine on 03/05/2015 21:11:32
Quote by trojanrabbit:
Leonard Nimoy's passing last Friday made my choice of topic for my internet radio show tonight an easy one.

Space......

Of course I'm still fighting with the playlist in my head, and probably wlll keep at it until 8:55PM. Only so much stuff you can fit in an hour.

you gonna give us a link?

Comment by Mondobubba on 03/05/2015 21:37:24
Hey guys, while you have been dealing with snow, I have been dealing with temps in the :whispers: eighties. Yes, I said it. but with those temps come fucking (literally) trees. Pollen is everywhere. I think I am going to return the favor and rub one out on a tree.

Comment by trojanrabbit on 03/06/2015 00:32:09
Quote by Raine:
Quote by trojanrabbit:
Leonard Nimoy's passing last Friday made my choice of topic for my internet radio show tonight an easy one.

Space......

Of course I'm still fighting with the playlist in my head, and probably wlll keep at it until 8:55PM. Only so much stuff you can fit in an hour.

you gonna give us a link?


i b dum

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