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September 28, 2009

Cowtippers Anyone? How About Cow-Gender-Balance-Tipping?

A few comments on the ramifications of this article:

More Cows and More Milk Mean More Headaches – NYTimes.com.

Here’s the cowtipping with a new technological twist: no matter what offspring the bull wants, the centrifugal machine will help the farmers have almost only “girls”. Too bad the effect on our table is more of the low-grade milk you can find in grocery stores. Or about the same amount, but cheaper (which would be normal).

A watchful eye will find here a source of concern: if the same technology can be safely applied to humans, then a few decades from now, the world will look quite different from the one we know.

So far, I have a local solution to the yucky milk: the Happy Cow dairy in Pelzer, SC: http://www.happycowcreamery.com/
Cows roaming free on pastures, under the sun, provide 100% natural (and with vitamins A and D) milk, sour cream and delicious butter ($8 for a 2 pound bar) made locally.And, most of all, it does not contain the bovine growth hormone partially responsible for the high incidence of obesity in America.

I’m just dreaming of a day when our “farm owners” will start considering that we could deliver a better quality “milk” (which can be anything: work, discoveries, offspring, books, cultural achievements etc.) if we are let to roam free, instead of having to sit in cubicles or, in general, in our designated social niches.

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May 30, 2008

Veverita hrapareata

Filed under: Beasts — Tags: , , , — floreign @ 4:27 am

Am primit de ziua mea de la Meredith un saculet cu seminte de floarea soarelui pentru pasari si un “bird feeder” in care sa le pun.

Intr-o buna zi insa, am gasit sacul gaurit si o gramada de coji de seminte. Clar, m-au calcat hotii. Nu m-am dus insa la politie ca sa fac reclamatie (to file a police report), pentru ca profilul infractorului era, in mod evident, unul particular.

In aceasta saptamana s-a intamplat din nou. Atunci am incercat sa vad daca pot produce si dovezi. Culmea, veverita a intrat dupa marfa chiar si cu mine in camera. Iata imaginea:

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Ei bine, dupa aceea am inchis usa. Iata cum se sforta veverita sa revina la locul faptei:
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May 28, 2008

Despre pasarele vii ( cam departate) si moarte

Filed under: Beasts, Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — floreign @ 7:00 am
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Iata niste pasari de-ale locului: un cardinal mascul si o turturica americana. Aceasta din urma, din cauza sunetelor emise, este numit/ “mourning dove”.
Iar motivul doliului este ca a murit papagalul cu pene de culoarea albastru norvegian

Bineinteles ca nu am nici o treaba cu pasarelele catindatilor…

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Edit 31 mai: de data aceasta am o imagine cu masculul cardinal stand pe cutia cu seminte de pe usa mea din spate:

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Cartita americana

Filed under: Beasts — Tags: , , — floreign @ 12:39 am
O pisica din vecini se juca de dimineata cu acest individ. La inceput am crezut, judecand dupa sunetele scoase, ca era o pasare undeva in tufisuri.
Cand colo…
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Iaca cine-mi era vanatorul:

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