Suffering

http://www.gocomics.com/peanuts/2016/07/29

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Some suffering is worse than others.

 

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Shoe Laces

http://www.gocomics.com/peanuts/2016/09/11

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Some people would be happy if their dogs ate only shoelaces.

 

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Built to Swoop

http://www.gocomics.com/theothercoast/2016/08/07

http://www.gocomics.com/theothercoast/2016/08/07

This fellow wishes bald eagles weren’t meant to swoop either:

Dozens of the raptors crash White Oak Farms each winter to dine on its fields of pasture-raised poultry. With little recourse, the farmers are racing to adapt.
An Organic Chicken Farm in Georgia Has Become an Endless Buffet for Bald Eagles

Eagles are classified as an endangered species — humans aren’t allowed to harm them. So the eagles there are thriving on the easy pickings. The farmer in the article says he thinks the ideal solution would be if a lot of other farmers raised their chickens out in open like he does. Then the eagles wouldn’t focus on his farm.

I’m not convinced. My guess is there would just be a lot more bald eagles in the area. Commenters on the article had some good suggestions. One was to raise less stupid chickens. The ones he has now are very docile — they’re not perturbed by the eagles swooping down and picking some of them off. They continue eating, while more alert breeds would run for cover.

The idea I like best is to get some guard dogs. They could be raised to recognize the chickens as their flock, and they would scare the eagles off. I think Montana would have been good at that:

She was one alert pup.

 

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We Can’t Believe…

http://www.gocomics.com/theothercoast/2016/07/19

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We can’t believe everything people tell us.

 

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Performance Reviews

http://www.gocomics.com/nonsequitur/2016/09/17

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Sorry, Grim Reaper, it’s been years since I had a performance review. My job now is to enjoy my second childhood even more than I enjoyed the first one. And I’m the only judge of that.

 

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It Pays to be Nice

 

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Sigh…

 

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Challenges

As some of you know, I’m a great believer in optimizing stress.

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But the challenges I choose are a lot less physically risky!

 

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The Quality of Our Lives

http://www.gocomics.com/pickles/2016/09/15

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http://www.gocomics.com/wizardofid/2016/09/15

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The quality of our lives depends on how we focus our energy and our attention.

What’s the best use of your time?

 

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Dogs Rock!

http://www.gocomics.com/theothercoast/2016/07/23

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Young Americans are less likely to be homeowners, car owners or parents than their predecessors, but
they do lead in one category: Pets.

Three-fourths of Americans in their 30s have dogs, while 51 percent have cats, according to a survey released by research firm Mintel. That compares to 50 percent of the overall population with dogs, and 35 percent with cats.

The findings come at a time when millennials, roughly defined as the generation born between 1980 and 2000, are half as likely to be married or living with a partner than they were 50 years ago. They are also delaying parenthood and demanding flexible work arrangements — all of which, researchers say, has translated to higher rates of pet ownership.
Millennials are picking pets over people

They agree with Sakura, dogs rock!

 

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