Atheism requires as much faith as rel...

Atheism requires as much faith as religion?

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Atheism requires as much faith as religion? bearvspuma : The only problem with this rationalization is that ita s assuming all athiests are so because theya re intelligent in the ways of science and reasoning and all people that believe in a form of god are unintelligent.

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Since: Feb 08

...are my strong suits!

#168935 Jun 14, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>So could mine have, yesterday.
My calm was damaged.
Hey... he started it!

“Spelin 'n' tpyin...”

Since: Feb 08

...are my strong suits!

#168936 Jun 14, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>Laffin. Should make a good deer blind.
Or good deer fodder.

“Wrath”

Since: Dec 10

Is revenant

#168937 Jun 14, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
That low spot was an impediment to me doing something already, don't have a sump, but that boat pump is an idea that may work out if I can figure a float switch to kick on automatically. I like the battery. The floor is uneven, it started out as a storm cellar a long time ago. I want it to kick on if I am asleep or away. What really scares me is if the poly water line coming in springs a leak. It's 20 years old. Maybe I can get the USDA to give me another grant and have a new PEX line run in. I love that PEX.
Any suggestions for a float switch to activate around a half inch? The floor is about 110 sq ft. This has to pump to at a minimum of 6 foot above the floor.
Sure seen people use an old toilet float and a contact switch. Pretty simple really. But here is a slightly more designed for video.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#168938 Jun 14, 2013
Hukt on Fonix wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey... he started it!
Hehehe.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#168939 Jun 14, 2013
Hukt on Fonix wrote:
<quoted text>
Or good deer fodder.
Wanna borrow a .30-30? I just want some of the meat.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#168940 Jun 14, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
That low spot was an impediment to me doing something already, don't have a sump, but that boat pump is an idea that may work out if I can figure a float switch to kick on automatically. I like the battery. The floor is uneven, it started out as a storm cellar a long time ago. I want it to kick on if I am asleep or away. What really scares me is if the poly water line coming in springs a leak. It's 20 years old. Maybe I can get the USDA to give me another grant and have a new PEX line run in. I love that PEX.
Any suggestions for a float switch to activate around a half inch? The floor is about 110 sq ft. This has to pump to at a minimum of 6 foot above the floor.
Yes.

Punch a hole in the floor and use a toilet flow valve to turn the thing on.

The wiring's bog-simple.

“Spelin 'n' tpyin...”

Since: Feb 08

...are my strong suits!

#168941 Jun 14, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>Wanna borrow a .30-30? I just want some of the meat.
I recently adopted two orphaned white-footed mice.

I was moving a huge pile of brush and tree limbs at my sister's house. Their mother was crushed by a tractor and they were almost stepped on.

Fed them kitten formula from a pipette for close to two weeks. They opened their eyes 3 and 4 days in. One of them had a broke rear leg, or if not broke, it was lame at least. It's all healed up now though.

That was three weeks ago so I'm guessing they're around 5 weeks old. They're weaned and ready for release.

Now... you tell me...

Do I sound like I'm gonna shoot a deer?

LOL!

Since: Mar 11

Henderson, KY

#168942 Jun 14, 2013
But Dave! You are always going on and on about how atheists are clueless yet you come growling to us when you need advice?

Checkmate
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>That low spot was an impediment to me doing something already, don't have a sump, but that boat pump is an idea that may work out if I can figure a float switch to kick on automatically. I like the battery. The floor is uneven, it started out as a storm cellar a long time ago. I want it to kick on if I am asleep or away. What really scares me is if the poly water line coming in springs a leak. It's 20 years old. Maybe I can get the USDA to give me another grant and have a new PEX line run in. I love that PEX.

Any suggestions for a float switch to activate around a half inch? The floor is about 110 sq ft. This has to pump to at a minimum of 6 foot above the floor.

“Wrath”

Since: Dec 10

Is revenant

#168943 Jun 14, 2013
Hukt on Fonix wrote:
<quoted text>
I recently adopted two orphaned white-footed mice.
I was moving a huge pile of brush and tree limbs at my sister's house. Their mother was crushed by a tractor and they were almost stepped on.
Fed them kitten formula from a pipette for close to two weeks. They opened their eyes 3 and 4 days in. One of them had a broke rear leg, or if not broke, it was lame at least. It's all healed up now though.
That was three weeks ago so I'm guessing they're around 5 weeks old. They're weaned and ready for release.
Now... you tell me...
Do I sound like I'm gonna shoot a deer?
LOL!
You sound like a guy that would feed a lion if it was hungry.
Way too nice. Awe look at the poor little crocodiles, their mommy got run over by a car, I'll just scoop them up and take them home and feed them.

I left out my ending added to your statement.
Here it is.

To the cat.

Since: Sep 08

La Veta, CO

#168944 Jun 14, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>Yes.
Punch a hole in the floor and use a toilet flow valve to turn the thing on.
The wiring's bog-simple.
A hole for a sump and as a drain may be the best overall, but I worry about subsidence. I guess a sump hole with a 4 inch PVC pipe going down 3 or 4 feet may work. The drain will give me some lead time for the float to kick in. More physical work than I wish to engage in anymore, but better than a flooded basement.

Ugh. Renting was so much easier.
40 by Any Other Name

Duluth, MN

#168945 Jun 14, 2013
Hukt on Fonix wrote:
<quoted text>
I recently adopted two orphaned white-footed mice.
I was moving a huge pile of brush and tree limbs at my sister's house. Their mother was crushed by a tractor and they were almost stepped on.
Fed them kitten formula from a pipette for close to two weeks. They opened their eyes 3 and 4 days in. One of them had a broke rear leg, or if not broke, it was lame at least. It's all healed up now though.
That was three weeks ago so I'm guessing they're around 5 weeks old. They're weaned and ready for release.
Now... you tell me...
Do I sound like I'm gonna shoot a deer?
LOL!
Understanding that the white footed mouse is the main carrier of deer ticks(Lyme Disease), you may want to temper your enthusiasm.

“Spelin 'n' tpyin...”

Since: Feb 08

...are my strong suits!

#168946 Jun 14, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text>
You sound like a guy that would feed a lion if it was hungry.
Way too nice. Awe look at the poor little crocodiles, their mommy got run over by a car, I'll just scoop them up and take them home and feed them.
I left out my ending added to your statement.
Here it is.
To the cat.
I know, I know! It's a curse.

I called the vet. Not for them... but rather to see what there might be to worry about with regard to my health.

Technician: "Dude! Get rid of 'em! They'll kill your whole family!"

If was going to keep them, I'd maybe name one of them 'Hanta'... thanks to the vet's good advice... advice that otherwise went ignored.

I didn't *want* any mice, still don't, and definitely can't keep these >>> One of each; male and female. As I gather, they won't care... if'n ya know what I mean.

I've learned plenty about mice in the last few weeks. Interesting stuff... in so far as critters go. They're fun to watch. Little clowns is what they are.

While I'm already talking about 'em...

They occasionally scratch, much like a dog will, with a rear leg. When they do, it makes humming noise... more audible or less depending on what they're situated upon. Sometimes they'd make a noise sounding more like a buzzing bee. By the time I peered into the tank to see what was going on, it'd be over... they'd quit.

Looked it up on line >>> "buzzing mice"

Came across video of a white-footed mouse, not in captivity, making the noise. They do it with their front feet ("hands"). The behavior is called "drumming" and is theorized to be a form communication or perhaps a hunting strategy (to scare bugs into motion).

The little buggers responded to the video! The enclosure's sitting right next to the downstairs computer. We buzzed back and forth for a few minutes then they quit.

Apparently, I can't maintain my end of an intelligent conversation with a mouse either.
40 by Any Other Name

Duluth, MN

#168947 Jun 14, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
I think I will settle for some plastic to channel the water away for the night. May have a lot more coming. Those things take days, even for gods.
Got my furnace and water heater down there. Ugh.
The hole you dug around the window is a pool looking for an opening...those ugly plastic covers for window wells shed water...bank soil that is clay rich(purposely) to create a slope away from the foundation...and gutters with downspouts can keep the basement/crawl space dryer. Much easier/better to keep the water out of that space than to try to get it out once in.

“Spelin 'n' tpyin...”

Since: Feb 08

...are my strong suits!

#168948 Jun 14, 2013
40 by Any Other Name wrote:
<quoted text>
Understanding that the white footed mouse is the main carrier of deer ticks(Lyme Disease), you may want to temper your enthusiasm.
I know where you're coming from and thanks for the concern... but, I'll be fine.

I have experience doing the same with squirrels and these mice are no more dangerous... less actually.

These are tick free.

It's all over but for setting them up with a temporary apartment (old shoebox with some bedding and a little food). Instincts will take over from there. I have the perfect place in mind for them.

Since: Mar 11

Henderson, KY

#168949 Jun 14, 2013
Hmmm I see you need atheists after all.

Checkmate
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>A hole for a sump and as a drain may be the best overall, but I worry about subsidence. I guess a sump hole with a 4 inch PVC pipe going down 3 or 4 feet may work. The drain will give me some lead time for the float to kick in. More physical work than I wish to engage in anymore, but better than a flooded basement.

Ugh. Renting was so much easier.
40 by Any Other Name

Duluth, MN

#168950 Jun 14, 2013
Hukt on Fonix wrote:
<quoted text>
I know where you're coming from and thanks for the concern... but, I'll be fine.
I have experience doing the same with squirrels and these mice are no more dangerous... less actually.
These are tick free.
It's all over but for setting them up with a temporary apartment (old shoebox with some bedding and a little food). Instincts will take over from there. I have the perfect place in mind for them.
Personally, I'd put them on the menu of a hawk/weasel/owl or any other predator willing to digest the rodent. One lyme free human is worth the sacrifice.

“Wrath”

Since: Dec 10

Is revenant

#168951 Jun 14, 2013
Hukt on Fonix wrote:
<quoted text>
I know, I know! It's a curse.
I called the vet. Not for them... but rather to see what there might be to worry about with regard to my health.
Technician: "Dude! Get rid of 'em! They'll kill your whole family!"
If was going to keep them, I'd maybe name one of them 'Hanta'... thanks to the vet's good advice... advice that otherwise went ignored.
I didn't *want* any mice, still don't, and definitely can't keep these >>> One of each; male and female. As I gather, they won't care... if'n ya know what I mean.
I've learned plenty about mice in the last few weeks. Interesting stuff... in so far as critters go. They're fun to watch. Little clowns is what they are.
While I'm already talking about 'em...
They occasionally scratch, much like a dog will, with a rear leg. When they do, it makes humming noise... more audible or less depending on what they're situated upon. Sometimes they'd make a noise sounding more like a buzzing bee. By the time I peered into the tank to see what was going on, it'd be over... they'd quit.
Looked it up on line >>> "buzzing mice"
Came across video of a white-footed mouse, not in captivity, making the noise. They do it with their front feet ("hands"). The behavior is called "drumming" and is theorized to be a form communication or perhaps a hunting strategy (to scare bugs into motion).
The little buggers responded to the video! The enclosure's sitting right next to the downstairs computer. We buzzed back and forth for a few minutes then they quit.
Apparently, I can't maintain my end of an intelligent conversation with a mouse either.
LOL ...yeah mice are cute but abominable, they will literally infest and ruin everything they touch.
I noticed the rascals tunnel through everything, and a funny I saw them tunnel through a plastic bottle rather than around it.
Weird , they will eat through clothes gnaw on everything even through walls and leave nice little dukie, dookie dooky CRAP! balls everywhere. Feed them to the cat! lol

“Spelin 'n' tpyin...”

Since: Feb 08

...are my strong suits!

#168952 Jun 14, 2013
40 by Any Other Name wrote:
<quoted text>
Personally, I'd put them on the menu of a hawk/weasel/owl or any other predator willing to digest the rodent. One lyme free human is worth the sacrifice.
What else do you think releasing them will likely result in?

The danger you mention is a possibility... but, over exaggerated.

As stated... it's all but over and done with.

They'll be released in an area free of humans, and as you suggest, will benefit something.

I do a lot of hiking in the area... and ticks are something contended with regularly anyway. My chances of contracting lyme disease are far more likely from that than from the mice.

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Since: Feb 08

...are my strong suits!

#168953 Jun 14, 2013
I could release them on my porch!

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#168954 Jun 14, 2013
Prolly not a good idea.

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