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Old 12-22-20, 07:18 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Ive looked everywhere can’t find it. Possums play dead when they are scared right?

I left the doors open for about 30 minutes so I am hoping it ran out.

Building this tonight, I’m thinking about sending santa a bill for labor cost.
Predators include owls, hawks, red foxes, cats, dogs and humans. Opossums protect themselves from predators by “playing dead,” since most predators will not eat an animal that is already dead. This is actually an involuntary reaction due to shock: the opossum falls onto the ground and lies motionless on its side with its eyes and mouth open, and it awakens when the danger passes. Opossums may also try to bluff predators into thinking they are aggressive by hissing and baring their teeth when feeling threatened. Most opossums are killed by cars because they have poor hearing and eyesight.
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Apparently you pronounce possum and opossum the same but they are different animals.

Mind blown!
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Apparently you pronounce possum and opossum the same but they are different animals.

Mind blown!
Never knew that, but have never been down under. Mind blown is right.
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Old 12-22-20, 07:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I need some proper ones that don't slide down. Not sure if it's the warmers that lost their elasticity, or the shorts, or (probably) both, but they don't stay up.

Exit to where?
you better get right with Santa. You don't have a headlight and your riding apparel is substandard. Maybe if you promise to "reduce the obtuse" you'll get something under the tree and in your stocking.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Put an open can of cat food out on the floor. Turn of the light, and when it goes for the food chase it out with a broom. Or, live trap with cat food as bait.

They can carry rabies so you should get it out.
A Rabid Possum - Do Opossums Get Rabies? (aaanimalcontrol.com)
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Old 12-22-20, 07:50 PM
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I clicked on that link, was told my connection was not private, and when exiting was kicked into a whole new, empty tab
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Can, not do. Still wouldn’t want that or any wild animal in my house.

https://www.terminix.com/blog/home-g...-facts-rabies/
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
You docs are ruining my bad boy reputation.
After a momentary wtf, I was ready to believe!
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize
I clicked on that link, was told my connection was not private, and when exiting was kicked into a whole new, empty tab
I got the same thing. Cliff notes from the article says it's rare for possums to have rabies because their body temp is too low for the virus.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
You docs are ruining my bad boy reputation.
Cue Joan Jett...

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Behold!

I have observed and documented the mysteries of the heavens!
I think I may have seen it this evening? Two little specks right by each other, low on the horizon SWish at 7:00 p.m?

Didn't match the hype, but there are lots of nearby lights in unincorporated Knox County.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize
I clicked on that link, was told my connection was not private, and when exiting was kicked into a whole new, empty tab
Your computer just got rabies.
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seedsbelize2 what have you been up to?
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
I've heard that from my PCP as well.

If there was ever someone you want to make a sheet-ton of money, it's your doctor. I want mine well motivated to take care of me.


Oh, and by the way, your lawyer also.
I dont want either one paid by the procedure and independent of outcome. You don’t want your doc well motivated to subject you to risky and expensive procedures or to refer you ever deeper into the belly of the clinico-industrial complex.

500 Gs plus fringe for 35 hrs a week and a parking space for the Merc is all (s)he really wants.

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48 years ago tomorrow I watched this live with my brothers and Uncle. Hard to believe it's been that long.

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It's like California in 1849.

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I don't see the tweet.
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I dont want either one paid by the procedure and independent of outcome. You don’t want your doc well motivated to subject you to risky and expensive procedures or to refer you ever deeper into the belly of the clinico-industrial complex.

500 Gs plus fringe for 35 hrs a week and a parking space for the Merc is all (s)he really wants.
I’ve been through that with a cardiologist, and don’t support that. But, I want my doctors well compensated so they are motivated to work hard and provide well thought out care that is appropriate. I don’t want a doctor that is part of the “good enough” culture because he is disgruntled with his income.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
You don’t want your doc well motivated to subject you to risky and expensive procedures or to refer you ever deeper into the belly of the clinico-industrial complex..
Sounds frightening.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
I’ve been through that with a cardiologist, and don’t support that. But, I want my doctors well compensated so they are motivated to work hard and provide well thought out care that is appropriate. I don’t want a doctor that is part of the “good enough” culture because he is disgruntled with his income.
Cardiologists, while nice, smart, people who save lives, are a particular focus of this problem.

I know plenty of docs, some of whom are underpaid and feel it. However, I can’t say I have ever encountered one who was part of the “good enough” culture. If nothing else, the plaintiffs’ bar keeps them on their best game.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Sounds frightening.
Be afraid...
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Other than the one cardiologist whose sole focus seemed to be to scare the crap out of me unnecessarily and run me through a bunch of unnecessary tests, I’ve never met a medical professional who didn’t seem to genuinely care about their patients.

Come to Texas. Tort reform has virtually killed the med mal bar.
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I dont want either one paid by the procedure and independent of outcome. You don’t want your doc well motivated to subject you to risky and expensive procedures or to refer you ever deeper into the belly of the clinico-industrial complex.

500 Gs plus fringe for 35 hrs a week and a parking space for the Merc is all (s)he really wants.
I would be happy with half that income and a spot for the Saturn.
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I would be happy with half that income and a spot for the Saturn.
is that Saturn awesome? I had a Saturn it wasn't awesome.
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Here is someone who's dedication to an outside Christmas display even beats LAJ .
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