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by seyorni
August 30th, 2010, 7:25 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Harley etc.....
Replies: 35
Views: 4724

Re: Harley etc.....

With my short (no longer hairy) bandy little legs I gave up all dreams of riding such monsters a lonnnng time ago! (Except as a combo, but that's not as much fun.) I fear the Kawasaki Virago is more my leg length. Dream on Dave . . . Yamaha Viragos (do they still make them?) have low seats and a co...
by seyorni
August 30th, 2010, 7:17 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Harley etc.....
Replies: 35
Views: 4724

Re: Harley etc.....

Dave B wrote:
seyorni wrote:Cool, an aped-out old flathead, hardtail springer. Looks like late 60s-early 70s mods.
Sounds right since that is Brigette Bardot, reputedly on her own machine.
That machine was new when her mother was in elementary school. It's a heavily modified antique.
by seyorni
August 30th, 2010, 2:01 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Harley etc.....
Replies: 35
Views: 4724

Re: Harley etc.....

Cool, an aped-out old flathead, hardtail springer. Looks like late 60s-early 70s mods.
by seyorni
August 30th, 2010, 8:59 am
Forum: Humanist Vegetarian Group
Topic: Vegetarian Living
Replies: 25
Views: 11371

Re: Vegetarian Living

I find getting vegetarian fare in restaurants to be problematic even if they do list several items that sound superficially veggie. Their breadstuffs almost certainly contain glycerides. Other foods contain hidden polysorbates. I have no guarantee that a 'vegetarian' dish wasn't prepared on the same...
by seyorni
August 28th, 2010, 10:07 am
Forum: Culture Club
Topic: Any Potter fans here?
Replies: 32
Views: 6450

Re: Any Potter fans here?

I'm a great fan.
Potter's an inspiration to women (and men) everywhere, a recognised mycologist in an era when there was no place for women in the sciences, a conservationist before anyone had heard of the concept and, of course, an author and illustrator.
by seyorni
August 28th, 2010, 2:10 am
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Do animals have rights?
Replies: 57
Views: 11774

Re: Do animals have rights?

Animals may not have rights in the sense that we humans do. Animals would probably not understand such a concept - many humans do not understand such a concept - but that does not mean that we should be ignorant to fear, suffering or hardship whether it be human or animal. We should treat all creat...
by seyorni
August 27th, 2010, 4:18 am
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Live to Ride, Ride to Live
Replies: 225
Views: 24708

Re: Live to Ride, Ride to Live

If Fia's observation of "Scottish" weather is accurate, I think I'll stay here in the dry, sunny American Southwest, thank you.
by seyorni
August 25th, 2010, 10:46 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Do animals have rights?
Replies: 57
Views: 11774

Re: Do animals have rights?

If by "rights" we mean legal concessions, then animals have whatever current, local law dictates.
I think the real question is more one of moral obligation, moral agency and what characteristics should influence these.
by seyorni
August 21st, 2010, 12:07 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: practical dogooding
Replies: 7
Views: 1551

Re: practical dogooding

Bravo (brava?) animist. AI's a great organisation -- but don't neglect your recycling. :D
by seyorni
August 21st, 2010, 1:15 am
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Military Humanist Chaplains?
Replies: 23
Views: 4019

Re: Military Humanist Chaplains?

Apparently we all agree with Fia and Alan C.
"Clergymen" -- especially Christian or Humanist ones, seem about as appropriate in the military as PETA representatives in a Butchers and meatpacker's union.
by seyorni
August 17th, 2010, 11:47 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: car makes and models acronyms
Replies: 46
Views: 5566

Re: car makes and models acronyms

Ford: Fix or repair daily.
by seyorni
August 11th, 2010, 3:42 am
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Bread
Replies: 33
Views: 3365

Re: Bread

If I'm using anything but 100% white flour I usually add a teaspoon or two of gluten to the mix, as an insurance policy.
by seyorni
June 25th, 2010, 11:05 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: America and Europe - public attitudes towards science
Replies: 21
Views: 8154

Re: America and Europe - public attitudes towards science

The US is a corporatocracy, with media largely owned and controlled by corporate interests. Films at odds with corporate propaganda have a hard time with marketing and distribution.
by seyorni
June 25th, 2010, 6:59 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Shameless pride in my son
Replies: 21
Views: 2877

Re: Shameless pride in my son

Bravo and congratulations!
by seyorni
June 23rd, 2010, 7:47 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Whales
Replies: 26
Views: 1919

Re: Whales

For those who'd like to do more I'd recommend joining International Greenpeace or the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.
by seyorni
June 4th, 2010, 9:02 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: General rants
Replies: 203
Views: 21929

Re: General rants

I usually refer to myself as a North American. I can't identify with US politics and don't consider myself the political subject of any State.
by seyorni
June 3rd, 2010, 8:58 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Cumbrian murders
Replies: 20
Views: 1792

Re: Cumbrian murders

My sympathies, Alan
by seyorni
June 2nd, 2010, 5:09 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Memorial Day (U.S. Federal Holiday)
Replies: 6
Views: 805

Re: Memorial Day (U.S. Federal Holiday)

A society's adulation of the military is always worrisome. Militarism tends to end in death, strife and poverty, and not only on the receiving end. It must always be remembered that the military's 1ry function is to kill people and break things. America honours its military. Is killing and destructi...
by seyorni
June 1st, 2010, 5:28 am
Forum: Social Club
Topic: the akinator
Replies: 6
Views: 1385

Re: the akinator

I was going for Gort, from The day the Earth Stood Still, he missed it, but it was in the extended list.
by seyorni
May 27th, 2010, 9:31 pm
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: I thought the implication of this will make it ridiculous...
Replies: 8
Views: 1415

Re: I thought the implication of this will make it ridiculous...

Why should we expect everything within walking distance of the tower site to be respectful of the memory of 9/11? There could well be a dry cleaner, a Chinese restaurant, a bank and an electronics shop equally close. No controversy. If you lease/buy the property you do what you want with it. (good R...