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Coyote Killing Contest Sparks Outrage in New Mexico

There are 1270 comments on the ABC News story from Nov 17, 2012, titled Coyote Killing Contest Sparks Outrage in New Mexico. In it, ABC News reports that:

A gun store-sponsored competition in which hunters shoot and kill as many coyotes as they can has sparked outrage among activists in New Mexico who have called it a "heinous killing contest." Animal Protection of New Mexico posted a petition on its website, rallying against the contest, which is sponsored by Gunhawk Firearms of Los Lunas.

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“O'er the land of the free ? ”

Since: Jan 09

Don't Tread On Me

#670 Dec 5, 2012
Churmudgeon wrote:
<quoted text> I like the smell of diesel. It smells like money to me. My 690 JD is diesel My old bulldozers are diesel. Ive got a MD Farmall thats diesel it has spark plugs. It has a ignition and carb on one side of the engine and fuel injection on the other. you start it up on gasoline andit runs at a high idle. when it warms up you pull a lever and it shuts off the gas increases compression and it runs on diesel. Crude oil is a natural thing. It is one of the gifts of nature, all mans activities do is rearrange what is already naturally here. you cant make something from nothing- You cant make something into nothing- for every action there is & equal &opposite reaction. That means its a wash Even Steven. and CO2 is not a pollutant humans breathe in oxygen and exhale CO2. Plants need CO2. Plants take in CO2 and release oxygen.
Diesel expected that his engine would be powered by vegetable oils (including hemp) and seed oils. At the 1900 World's Fair, Diesel ran his engines on peanut oil. Later, George Schlichten invented a hemp 'decorticating' machine that stood poised to revolutionize paper making. Henry Ford demonstrated that cars can be made of, and run on, hemp. Evidence suggests a special-interest group that included the DuPont petrochemical company, Secretary of the Treasury Andrew Mellon (Dupont's major financial backer), and the newspaper man William Randolph Hearst mounted a yellow journalism campaign against hemp. Hearst deliberately confused psychoactive marijuana with industrial hemp, one of humankind's oldest and most useful resources. DuPont and Hearst were heavily invested in timber and petroleum resources, and saw hemp as a threat to their empires. Petroleum companies also knew that petroleum emits noxious, toxic byproducts when incompletely burned, as in an auto engine. Pollution was important to Diesel and he saw his engine as a solution to the inefficient, highly polluting engines of his time. In 1937 DuPont, Mellen and Hearst were able to push a "marijuana" prohibition bill through Congress in less than three months, which destroyed the domestic hemp industry.

http://www.hempcar.org/diesel.shtml

“Why call 911? 1911 is faster”

Since: Feb 08

Wesley Chapel, FL

#671 Dec 6, 2012
Raptor in Michigan wrote:
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Regulations possibly is one of the reasons.
The other possible reason is too many stores. In some places there are 2 Meijers, 2 Targets, 2 Walmarts and 2 Kmarts all within three miles of each other. Add all the strip malls and other shopping centers in between and with those stores and my God, how much shopping can people do?
It's no wonder everyone is so damn broke and losing their homes!
Regulation is a major part of the problem. Over taxation of small business is also a contributing factor. Do a bit of research on the failure rate of small businesses and the reasons behind those failures.

“Why call 911? 1911 is faster”

Since: Feb 08

Wesley Chapel, FL

#672 Dec 6, 2012
Raptor in Michigan wrote:
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You can't compare voting to free speech. Fortunately, our founders knew ignorant people would vote. That's why the popular vote doesn't choose the president.
From the perspective of protected rights sure I can. If you want to have a test prior to someone voting why not a test for free speech?

“Why call 911? 1911 is faster”

Since: Feb 08

Wesley Chapel, FL

#673 Dec 6, 2012
Raptor in Michigan wrote:
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Nope. I have other things that require my time. Knowing the exact number is irrelevent in my life as there's nothing I can do to change it anyway.
Knowing the number is irrelevant? So, facts donít matter to you?

“Why call 911? 1911 is faster”

Since: Feb 08

Wesley Chapel, FL

#674 Dec 6, 2012
Raptor in Michigan wrote:
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Planning an outlet mall? Even with turtles in the way?
To each his own. If you like the smell of deisel, more power to you. Maybe you can invent a cologne that smells like deisel and see how many chicks you can pick up.
Yes, the turtles will die. Iím good with that.

Where did I state I liked the smell of diesel? I asked whatís wrong with the smell of diesel. You assumed I like it. I simply donít mind it.

“Why call 911? 1911 is faster”

Since: Feb 08

Wesley Chapel, FL

#675 Dec 6, 2012
Raptor in Michigan wrote:
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I see nothing wrong with wanting to defend creatures that can't defend themselves, especially IF they are rare and need THAT particular area to survive.
If it meant life or death of humans, that would be different. But a mall isn't life or death. There are other places to put a mall.
But admittedly, I dn't know anything about that area or the project to make an "informed" opinion. I'm just going by what I've seen happen here, and it isn't good.
Right now jobs are the most important issue we face. The mall would have created 100ís of jobs. Across the street from the mall there was a planned Bass Pro Shop. Bass Pro typically employee more than 300 at each store.

“searching myself”

Since: Sep 09

In Charming CA

#676 Dec 6, 2012
eternal cynic wrote:
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Right now jobs are the most important issue we face. The mall would have created 100ís of jobs. Across the street from the mall there was a planned Bass Pro Shop. Bass Pro typically employee more than 300 at each store.
If jobs are the most important issue we face, perhaps we should be creating our own. Self-employment rocks. Been self-employed for many years, and the only thing which can put me out of a job is my own inability or unwillingness to get up in the morning.
Churmudgeon

Mountain Home, AR

#677 Dec 6, 2012
Raptor in Michigan wrote:
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Planning an outlet mall? Even with turtles in the way?
To each his own. If you like the smell of deisel, more power to you. Maybe you can invent a cologne that smells like deisel and see how many chicks you can pick up.
Its not the number of chicks its the quality. The fact is my wife told me on the first date She liked the smell of gas & diesel on me. She also liked my callosed grease stained hands. Her daddy ran a gas station &garage. she stated I smelled just the same as him. We went out on or first date on a friday second of saturady. and sunday we went and took my 55 chev to george rays famious drag strip a paragould ark. she bleached my slicks when i did my burnouts. and helped me race. she came home dirty with hot rubber stuck on her from being close to the smoking tires.
Churmudgeon

Mountain Home, AR

#678 Dec 6, 2012
shovelhead72 wrote:
<quoted text>If jobs are the most important issue we face, perhaps we should be creating our own. Self-employment rocks. Been self-employed for many years, and the only thing which can put me out of a job is my own inability or unwillingness to get up in the morning.
Having been self employed a large portion of my life Im here to tell you it dont always rock. Its feast or famine. When folks dont have jobs its hard to make money from them.

“O'er the land of the free ? ”

Since: Jan 09

Don't Tread On Me

#679 Dec 6, 2012
Churmudgeon wrote:
<quoted text> Its not the number of chicks its the quality. The fact is my wife told me on the first date She liked the smell of gas & diesel on me. She also liked my callosed grease stained hands. Her daddy ran a gas station &garage. she stated I smelled just the same as him. We went out on or first date on a friday second of saturady. and sunday we went and took my 55 chev to george rays famious drag strip a paragould ark. she bleached my slicks when i did my burnouts. and helped me race. she came home dirty with hot rubber stuck on her from being close to the smoking tires.
You should be sitting in a rocking chair.
Churmudgeon

Mountain Home, AR

#680 Dec 6, 2012
Raptor in Michigan wrote:
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Deisel smells like money?? That's interesting. Have you seen a doctor for that? LOL
I agree with the rest of your post. Oil leaks whether we drill for it or not. I say drill here, drill now!
Yep when the ecomony is rolling along good those diesel semis are making diesel smell. One year I spent over $30000 on just diesel fuel. And that year I made lots of money and it was less than $2 per gallon. Right now with diesel fuel high farmers dont Bushhog their fields & pastures as often. Actually the USA recieves less than 10 % of our crude from the middle east. The USA actually exported refined fuel the last few years.

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#681 Dec 6, 2012
eternal cynic wrote:
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Regulation is a major part of the problem. Over taxation of small business is also a contributing factor. Do a bit of research on the failure rate of small businesses and the reasons behind those failures.
Please Dear, do the research for me, okay? I know all about too many regulations and I agree. But there are other factors involved in failures, as well. Make sure in your research you look up bad accounting practices and poor money management of small business owners. Including failure to set aside taxes and combining business expenses with living expenses.

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#682 Dec 6, 2012
eternal cynic wrote:
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From the perspective of protected rights sure I can. If you want to have a test prior to someone voting why not a test for free speech?
"From the perspective of protected rights sure I can."
For alot of years, voting was not a protected right of every citizen. Our founders had no intentions of letting EVERYONE vote. They only wanted "property owners" to vote. They knew others would take every opportunity to vote themselves "free stuff" as we see happening today with the voting pupolace.

The difference between the right to vote and the right to free speech? An ignorant comment by a citizen won't destroy a country. Uninformed voters choosing their leaders will.
How

Huntsville, AL

#683 Dec 6, 2012
eternal cynic wrote:
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Regulation is a major part of the problem. Over taxation of small business is also a contributing factor. Do a bit of research on the failure rate of small businesses and the reasons behind those failures.
about not knowing what you are doing, unrealistic business planning, lack of sufficient startup capital, oversaturation of the market, lack of customers, convenience of the Internet and the overwealming power and advantage of large corporations? If by overtaxation you mean having to pay the employer part of Social Security, that is nothing new.

“Each Thought Creates A Reality”

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#684 Dec 6, 2012
love how people who have never run their own business point fingers. it is the beauty of owning your own business. it is a gamble. you win. you can also lose. at least they attempted to create something. oopsies. that's right. they didn't create it themselves.
Yep

Huntsville, AL

#685 Dec 6, 2012
Willothewisp wrote:
love how people who have never run their own business point fingers. it is the beauty of owning your own business. it is a gamble. you win. you can also lose. at least they attempted to create something. oopsies. that's right. they didn't create it themselves.
another big one is managing success and growth. If you survive the first couple of years (most don't) then you are confronting different tipping points and decisions about staffing, equipment and expansion that can sink you if you are not careful.
Churmudgeon

Ash Flat, AR

#686 Dec 6, 2012
Willothewisp wrote:
love how people who have never run their own business point fingers. it is the beauty of owning your own business. it is a gamble. you win. you can also lose. at least they attempted to create something. oopsies. that's right. they didn't create it themselves.
There are unkown factors that you can never plan ahead for. Sometimes the demand for your product or service just dissappears. Or the competition drives the price to low and you go under. Thats what Wal Mart has done to thousands of small mom & pop buisnesses. in farming its not only the market and cost of production there is also the weather insects & diseases that can affect the bottom line. My grand paw always watch the high roller buisness men they will go broke. If they dont go broke watch them closer ans find out how they are doing it!

“Why call 911? 1911 is faster”

Since: Feb 08

Wesley Chapel, FL

#687 Dec 6, 2012
shovelhead72 wrote:
<quoted text>If jobs are the most important issue we face, perhaps we should be creating our own. Self-employment rocks. Been self-employed for many years, and the only thing which can put me out of a job is my own inability or unwillingness to get up in the morning.
Most of my life Iíve been self-employed. It doesnít rock as you put it. Long hours are the norm. Weekends, holidays, the cancelled vacations and the extra taxes associated with owning a business. Please donít tell me your idea of self-employment is being the ďAvon ladyĒ.

There absolutely is a positive side to it. If thereís nothing to do youíre free to do what you desire. But, the down side to that is if thereís nothing to do youíre doing something wrong.

“Why call 911? 1911 is faster”

Since: Feb 08

Wesley Chapel, FL

#688 Dec 6, 2012
How wrote:
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about not knowing what you are doing, unrealistic business planning, lack of sufficient startup capital, oversaturation of the market, lack of customers, convenience of the Internet and the overwealming power and advantage of large corporations? If by overtaxation you mean having to pay the employer part of Social Security, that is nothing new.
If you believe employer contribution is the only additional burden on small business then youíre woefully uneducated on the operation of a business.
You have

Huntsville, AL

#689 Dec 6, 2012
eternal cynic wrote:
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have redefined cynic into meaning negative ignorant azzhole.

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