Thanks, It is a beautiful place, and it was a great way to start the day!
Spectacular shot, congrats!
Did you actually take this shot yourself, or did you just find the camera alongside the river, next to some blood-stained rocks and leftover body parts?
Joe, I have been eating those "corpses" all my life. It is the natural order of life on this earth. IMHO, you would much more persuasive if you could state your position without the inflammatory rhetoric. Similarly, self-congratulatory claims of moral superiority are not especially persuasive. So, OK, I get that you believe that you are a fine fellow. So, tell me please, when is it OK to kill a "defenseless animal?" Is that mosquito still sucking your blood, or did you smash it's little proboscis into a karma-theatening pulp?
If you have a rat-infestation in the silo where your organic grain is stored, what do you think the farmers/coop managers do about the rats? Help me out Joe, I'm trying to understand where your boundaries are. When is it OK to kill another living thing?
Joe186: The below is just like a killer, an overpowering desire to suppress and contain the free.
If you want me to reply to you again, watch these videos:
Give a one sentence commentary on each one. That will be a small step in your evolution, to becoming a more enlightened being. I will repay your effort with positive responses.
Really? You are "completely free of death?" When a mosquito lands on your arm, do you swat it, or do you tickle it's cute little belly while encouraging it to drink up and be happy? So, as a starting point, can we accept that none of us is "free of death?" (I take that to mean "being the cause of death." As death is one of the two certainties in the life of every living thing, I assume that you are not suggesting that vegans do not die.) The point here, is that we should be able to agree that what we are talking about is setting our boundaries in different places, and therefore, it is not helpful to talk in absolutes with statements like, "vegans are free of death." Can we agree on that much?
With all due respect, may I suggest that unless you are a vegan you should delete any negative posts on this topic. Yep, fish too. And while we are at it, please give up your leather shoes, upholstery, pocket books and brief cases. Eel skin, too.
As for the rest of you vegans with cloth upholstery, wearing old-school canvas and rubber sneakers, please tell us your plan to take care of the starving deer who are over-grazing their range because our own development has pushed their natural predators out.
And, BTW, consider watching some footage of what it looks like when nature does the job. Big cats don't always kill their prey before they start eating it. Wolves are worse. Starvation is worse yet.
Yep, I'm a hunter.
And for all of you self-indulgent, judgmental, holier-than-thou commenters posted here, I suspect that I have a greater respect for life and nature than all of you finger-pointing imposters combined. Cosmic Karma? I'm OK with my place in the natural order of things.
CF -- your title suggests that this is a B&W challenge, but I don't actually see that in the rules. Please clarify. TNX, WLW
Just a quick note while you have time to change this: You do not have your title watermarked in your border as specified in the rules.
Just a quick note while you have time to change this: You do not have your title watermarked in your border as specified in the rules. This is also, obviously, a composite.