William Woodruff

William Woodruff

Lives in United States Alexandria USA, VA, United States
Works as a Attorney
Joined on May 19, 2009

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On Sunrise at Crater Lake in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (3 comments in total)

Thanks, It is a beautiful place, and it was a great way to start the day!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2014 at 14:02 UTC as 1st comment
On Trouble Bruin in the Alaska: Wildlife challenge (6 comments in total)

Spectacular shot, congrats!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2013 at 18:17 UTC as 1st comment
On Trouble Bruin in the Alaska: Wildlife challenge (6 comments in total)

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?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2013 at 18:16 UTC as 2nd comment
On Hunting season challenge (30 comments in total)

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?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2013 at 22:19 UTC as 3rd comment
On Hunting season challenge (30 comments in total)
In reply to:

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:

http://www.youtube.com/user/ALLdeersgo2heaven

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?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2013 at 12:52 UTC
On Hunting season challenge (30 comments in total)

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.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2013 at 00:07 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies

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

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2013 at 16:22 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On lunar in the The Moon challenge (1 comment in total)

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.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2013 at 18:22 UTC as 1st comment
On Night at the campsite 2 in the The Moon challenge (1 comment in total)

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.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2013 at 18:21 UTC as 1st comment
On Moon through the branches. in the The Moon challenge (1 comment in total)

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Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2013 at 18:21 UTC as 1st comment
On Seagull and the Moon in the The Moon challenge (1 comment in total)

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.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2013 at 18:20 UTC as 1st comment
On Peeking beauty in the The Moon challenge (1 comment in total)

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Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2013 at 18:20 UTC as 1st comment
On bird on the moon in the The Moon challenge (2 comments in total)

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Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2013 at 18:19 UTC as 2nd comment
On Moon Shot in the The Moon challenge (1 comment in total)

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Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2013 at 18:19 UTC as 1st comment
On Moon from Fethiye Turkey in the The Moon challenge (2 comments in total)

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.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2013 at 18:18 UTC as 2nd comment
On B&W in the The Moon challenge (1 comment in total)

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Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2013 at 18:17 UTC as 1st comment
On Pathway from the Moon in the The Moon challenge (1 comment in total)

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Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2013 at 18:17 UTC as 1st comment
On Moon in the The Moon challenge (1 comment in total)

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Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2013 at 18:17 UTC as 1st comment
On Half Moon in the The Moon challenge (1 comment in total)

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Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2013 at 18:16 UTC as 1st comment
On Moon over Berlin in the The Moon challenge (1 comment in total)

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Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2013 at 18:16 UTC as 1st comment
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