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ITT: We discuss the right to bear arms
« on: July 23, 2013, 09:23:09 PM »
I am a strong proponent of the right to bear arms.  Without it, our arms could become too cold.



Note: It has come to my attention that some may try to use the unfortunately named title of this thread to attempt a political discussion.  Please refrain from such activities.  This thread is exclusively to discuss bear arms.
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Re: ITT: We discuss the right to bear arms
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2013, 09:44:48 PM »
I've always been a staunch supporter of our right to bear arms. It's rather comfortable in winter and scares all potential robbers away.
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Re: ITT: We discuss the right to bear arms
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2013, 01:50:50 AM »
Who is that (I'm guess not Franklin), and whoever it is, what happened to his nose?

May we also discuss the right to bare arms in this thread, or are you a bear-only type?
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Re: ITT: We discuss the right to bear arms
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2013, 02:37:08 AM »
The question is, do bears have the right to bare arms? And if so, should bears impose bare arms on bears who oppose bare arms? I admit that these are difficult questions to bear.


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Re: ITT: We discuss the right to bear arms
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2013, 07:54:55 AM »
Who is that (I'm guess not Franklin), and whoever it is, what happened to his nose?

May we also discuss the right to bare arms in this thread, or are you a bear-only type?
I believe in a fully inclusive approach to this issue and will vigorously support both bare and bear arms.
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Re: ITT: We discuss the right to bear arms
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2013, 08:53:15 AM »
I am more interested in the right to arm bears.  I find hunting repulsive and think bears should be able to defend themselves. 

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Re: ITT: We discuss the right to bear arms
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2013, 08:59:54 AM »
I am more interested in the right to arm bears.  I find hunting repulsive and think bears should be able to defend themselves. 
Don't be ridiculous. Bears already have powerful arms that they used for fighting and hunting. What kind of bear do you think would survive in the wild without any arms?

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Re: ITT: We discuss the right to bear arms
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2013, 09:16:06 AM »
I am more interested in the right to arm bears.  I find hunting repulsive and think bears should be able to defend themselves. 

Bears already have arms.  It appears, however, that elephants do not.
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Re: ITT: We discuss the right to bear arms
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2013, 09:22:30 AM »
Who is that (I'm guess not Franklin), and whoever it is, what happened to his nose?



This thread is not about noses.  Be that as it may, though, the discoloration (?) of not-Franklin's nose could very well be a result of hunting bears in bright sun under the influence of too much alcohol with no zinc-oxide to put on it.  The nose, that is, not the bear.
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Re: ITT: We discuss the right to bear arms
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2013, 09:35:09 AM »
Who is that (I'm guess not Franklin), and whoever it is, what happened to his nose?



This thread is not about noses.  Be that as it may, though, the discoloration (?) of not-Franklin's nose could very well be a result of hunting bears in bright sun under the influence of too much alcohol with no zinc-oxide to put on it.  The nose, that is, not the bear.
Thank you, J Michael, for keeping this thread on topic.  It is quite shocking the lengths people will go to subvert the very important topic at hand regarding bear arms.
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Re: ITT: We discuss the right to bear arms
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2013, 09:40:30 AM »
Personally I find the topic of armed elephants more important.  Elephants have been going to war for a long time.  Hannibal armed elephants and entered Italy. 


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Re: ITT: We discuss the right to bear arms
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2013, 09:43:58 AM »
Personally I find the topic of armed elephants more important.  Elephants have been going to war for a long time.  Hannibal armed elephants and entered Italy.  



What you say about elephants and war is quite true.  However, elephants are well known, in spite of their great girths and strength, to be totally armless.  Back to bears:

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Re: ITT: We discuss the right to bear arms
« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2013, 09:49:04 AM »
JMichael, that is quite possibly the most fantastic post you have created.  I award you this medal in recognition.

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Re: ITT: We discuss the right to bear arms
« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2013, 09:58:07 AM »
JMichael, that is quite possibly the most fantastic post you have created.  I award you this medal in recognition.



Aww, shucks.
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Re: ITT: We discuss the right to bear arms
« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2013, 10:02:42 AM »
Now that we are done enlarging J Michael's ego, can we get back to the important topic of armed bears?  I support it, but these little fellows look like they are up to no good.


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Re: ITT: We discuss the right to bear arms
« Reply #15 on: July 24, 2013, 10:05:21 AM »
Now that we are done enlarging J Michael's ego, can we get back to the important topic of armed bears?  I support it, but these little fellows look like they are up to no good.


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Re: ITT: We discuss the right to bear arms
« Reply #16 on: July 24, 2013, 10:10:09 AM »
Now that we are done enlarging J Michael's ego, can we get back to the important topic of armed bears?  I support it, but these little fellows look like they are up to no good.


Never trust bears with no pants on.  Words to live by.


With very good reason, too, I might add.


Those other little guys, though....them's patriot bears.
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Re: ITT: We discuss the right to bear arms
« Reply #17 on: July 24, 2013, 10:17:33 AM »
Now that we are done enlarging J Michael's ego, can we get back to the important topic of armed bears?  I support it, but these little fellows look like they are up to no good.


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Re: ITT: We discuss the right to bear arms
« Reply #18 on: July 24, 2013, 10:36:37 AM »
Who is that (I'm guess not Franklin), and whoever it is, what happened to his nose?

May we also discuss the right to bare arms in this thread, or are you a bear-only type?
I believe in a fully inclusive approach to this issue and will vigorously support both bare and bear arms.

Oh, that's a relief! My Uncle Morty from Florida is a bear who loves bear arms, and I hate it when he's discriminated against!

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« Reply #19 on: July 24, 2013, 10:41:36 AM »
Well played, sir, well played.  Some truly inspirational pictures in this thread.  There is hope for the cause yet!
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Re: ITT: We discuss the right to bear arms
« Reply #20 on: July 24, 2013, 11:09:31 AM »
Who is that (I'm guess not Franklin), and whoever it is, what happened to his nose?

May we also discuss the right to bare arms in this thread, or are you a bear-only type?
I believe in a fully inclusive approach to this issue and will vigorously support both bare and bear arms.

Oh, that's a relief! My Uncle Morty from Florida is a bear who loves bear arms, and I hate it when he's discriminated against!



I know it's off-topic, but is your Uncle Morty a southerner?
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Re: ITT: We discuss the right to bear arms
« Reply #21 on: July 24, 2013, 11:18:27 AM »
I know it's off-topic, but is your Uncle Morty a southerner?

Nah, Uncle Morty was originally from up here in the north. He sold raincoats for Harry Fleming for 38 years and was a wizard at it. He moved down to Florida to retire back in the 90s.
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« Reply #22 on: July 24, 2013, 11:27:20 AM »
This looks like a happy group  as far as bears are concerned:


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« Reply #23 on: July 24, 2013, 01:45:26 PM »
This looks like a happy group  as far as bears are concerned:



I don't see a smile on that bear's face, though.  Those humans look kinda crazy to me.  Both these things are worrisome.
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« Reply #24 on: July 24, 2013, 01:58:43 PM »
I know it's off-topic, but is your Uncle Morty a southerner?

Nah, Uncle Morty was originally from up here in the north. He sold raincoats for Harry Fleming for 38 years and was a wizard at it. He moved down to Florida to retire back in the 90s.

I thought as much.  Northern bears, well....here, this says it better:

Well east coast bears are hip
I really dig those styles they wear
And the southern bears with the way they talk
They knock me out when Im down there

The mid-west farmers daughters really make you feel alright
And the northern bears with the way they kiss
They keep their boyfriends warm at night

I wish they all could be california
I wish they all could be california
I wish they all could be california bears


The west coast has the sunshine
And the bears all get so tanned
I dig a french bikini on hawaii island
Dolls by a palm tree in the sand

I been all around this great big world
And I seen all kinds of bears
Yeah, but I couldnt wait to get back in the states
Back to the cutest bears in the world

I wish they all could be california
I wish they all could be california
I wish they all could be california bears


I wish they all could be california
(bears, bears, bears yeah I dig the)
I wish they all could be california
(bears, bears, bears yeah I dig the)
I wish they all could be california
(bears, bears, bears yeah I dig the)
I wish they all could be california
(bears, bears, bears yeah I dig the)



(Apologies to The Beach Boys
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« Reply #25 on: July 24, 2013, 02:08:19 PM »
I can almost hear the Beach Boys singing now...
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« Reply #26 on: July 24, 2013, 03:34:07 PM »
 :o
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« Reply #27 on: July 25, 2013, 09:22:44 AM »
Okay, so...did anyone "card" this guy?



http://www.kktv.com/home/headlines/A-Bear-Walks-Into-A-Bar-216907211.html

Luckily, he appears to be unarmed.
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Re: ITT: We discuss the right to bear arms
« Reply #28 on: July 25, 2013, 09:36:35 AM »
I could "bearly" get through this thread.

Having said that, I'm wit da bears........ ;D

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« Reply #29 on: July 25, 2013, 09:40:50 AM »
Elephant, it appears things are more serious that we initially thought.  They have a FLAG!!!!

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« Reply #30 on: July 25, 2013, 09:43:49 AM »
To return to the original topic, I find this bear's arms to be most attractive.

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« Reply #31 on: July 25, 2013, 09:46:57 AM »
Elephant, it appears things are more serious that we initially thought.  They have a FLAG!!!!



Whose side are you on, anyway??
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« Reply #32 on: July 25, 2013, 09:47:20 AM »
This is what a tranquilized bear falling out of a tree looks like.
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« Reply #33 on: July 25, 2013, 09:48:20 AM »
Elephant, it appears things are more serious that we initially thought.  They have a FLAG!!!!



Whose side are you on, anyway??

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« Reply #34 on: July 25, 2013, 09:48:47 AM »
To return to the original topic, I find this bear's arms to be most attractive.



Is that a dance??
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« Reply #35 on: July 25, 2013, 09:50:41 AM »
Elephant, it appears things are more serious that we initially thought.  They have a FLAG!!!!



Whose side are you on, anyway??

JMichael, I insist that you go get a manicure immediately.  Your cuticles are atrocious!

Oh, yeah.....?  Well, someone here has elephant breath, and it ain't me  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:.

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« Reply #36 on: July 25, 2013, 09:56:25 AM »
Quiet you!  I'm eating.

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« Reply #37 on: July 25, 2013, 10:01:08 AM »
Quiet you!  I'm eating.



LOLOLOLOLOLOL!!

What, with those ears you can't listen and eat simultaneously?
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« Reply #38 on: July 25, 2013, 11:20:32 AM »
I think we all need to calm down!

Why can't we be friends
Why can't we be friends
Why can't we be friends
Why can't we be friends

Your furry arms don't matter to me
As long as we can live in harmony



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« Reply #39 on: July 25, 2013, 11:25:48 AM »
I think we all need to calm down!

Why can't we be friends
Why can't we be friends
Why can't we be friends
Why can't we be friends

Your furry arms don't matter to me
As long as we can live in harmony




I know...we can be each other!!! ;D ;D  Now, that's harmony!!
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« Reply #40 on: July 25, 2013, 01:05:12 PM »

Harmony, gee I really love you
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« Reply #41 on: July 25, 2013, 01:09:24 PM »
That is one stylish bear.
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« Reply #42 on: July 25, 2013, 01:09:43 PM »
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Re: ITT: We discuss the right to bear arms
« Reply #43 on: July 25, 2013, 01:10:04 PM »

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Nice vest!

Irish?  (You know...the hat.)
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Re: ITT: We discuss the right to bear arms
« Reply #44 on: July 25, 2013, 02:00:31 PM »
I believe bears are getting a somewhat unfair deal in this thread, being cast as either violent or cutesy. What about realism folks!? Thus I will provide a corrective, in the form of two underrated cartoons about bears:



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« Reply #45 on: July 25, 2013, 02:11:47 PM »
This guy has the right idea.


My kinda bear!
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« Reply #46 on: July 25, 2013, 02:39:24 PM »
Dear Asteriktos,

If that guy on the far left is a real bear then I'm a monkey's uncle.  No bear bears arms that long.

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« Reply #47 on: July 25, 2013, 02:41:13 PM »
Dear Asteriktos,

If that guy on the far left is a real bear then I'm a monkey's uncle.  No bear bears arms that long.

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Well no, they aren't all bears. Tailspin was a multi-cultural (or, I guess, multi-species) show.
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« Reply #48 on: July 25, 2013, 02:42:12 PM »
Ecumenist!

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« Reply #49 on: July 25, 2013, 02:42:36 PM »
Dear Asteriktos,

If that guy on the far left is a real bear then I'm a monkey's uncle.  No bear bears arms that long.

Love, elephant

Yeah, I thought there was something fishy about the phony-looking bear.  
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« Reply #50 on: July 25, 2013, 02:43:26 PM »
Dear Asteriktos,

If that guy on the far left is a real bear then I'm a monkey's uncle.  No bear bears arms that long.

Love, elephant

 :D

Well no, they aren't all bears. Tailspin was a multi-cultural (or, I guess, multi-species) show.

Bear-etic!
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« Reply #51 on: July 25, 2013, 03:26:25 PM »
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« Reply #52 on: July 25, 2013, 03:52:49 PM »
You people don't understand the spirit of Christian bearology when it comes to cases like this. You are following the letter of the administrative law without taking into consideration the deeper spiritual meaning. Consider this key text from the Old Testament:

"For, said Hushai, thou knowest thy father and his men, that they be mighty men, and they be chafed in their minds, as a bear robbed of her whelps in the field: and thy father is a man of war, and will not lodge with the people." (2 Sam. 17:8)

What does "mighty men" mean here? Not mighty in terms of physical strength, but in terms of humility. They are mightily humble! Yet their minds are chafed--but why? Because someone has done something to this poor bear--has, in fact, robber her of her children? This is more than she can bear. So what then? The mighty men go to war, not of a physical kind with shields and swords, but with prayer! Fasting! Alms! These mighty men shall console and help the bear, and the child-bears. In fact, they will not lodge with the people--that is, they will not go to the lodge to sleep with the people, until this is accomplished. Do you not see what a righteous man will do for a bear in need? A bear in need is a bear indeed! Now then, if this bear in the cartoon wants to befriend a primate, to make them part of their life, to even give them a juicy gig in the cast, who are we to argue with them? We should accept this, not look down on him for it!
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« Reply #53 on: July 25, 2013, 04:03:01 PM »
You people don't understand the spirit of Christian bearology when it comes to cases like this. You are following the letter of the administrative law without taking into consideration the deeper spiritual meaning. Consider this key text from the Old Testament:

"For, said Hushai, thou knowest thy father and his men, that they be mighty men, and they be chafed in their minds, as a bear robbed of her whelps in the field: and thy father is a man of war, and will not lodge with the people." (2 Sam. 17:8)

What does "mighty men" mean here? Not mighty in terms of physical strength, but in terms of humility. They are mightily humble! Yet their minds are chafed--but why? Because someone has done something to this poor bear--has, in fact, robber her of her children? This is more than she can bear. So what then? The mighty men go to war, not of a physical kind with shields and swords, but with prayer! Fasting! Alms! These mighty men shall console and help the bear, and the child-bears. In fact, they will not lodge with the people--that is, they will not go to the lodge to sleep with the people, until this is accomplished. Do you not see what a righteous man will do for a bear in need? A bear in need is a bear indeed! Now then, if this bear in the cartoon wants to befriend a primate, to make them part of their life, to even give them a juicy gig in the cast, who are we to argue with them? We should accept this, not look down on him for it!




Enough monkey business, already!
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« Reply #54 on: July 25, 2013, 04:20:22 PM »
What is left of this right?






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« Reply #55 on: July 25, 2013, 04:31:01 PM »
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« Reply #56 on: July 25, 2013, 04:36:44 PM »
Enough monkey business, already!



Talk?  TALK??  C'mon, man...I'd much rather dance! 
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« Reply #57 on: July 25, 2013, 04:46:03 PM »
You know how to break dance?

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« Reply #58 on: July 25, 2013, 05:49:06 PM »
This thread is far more fantastic than I ever thought it would be.

I congratulate myself for my vision and on a job well done.  ;D
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« Reply #59 on: July 26, 2013, 08:51:42 AM »
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« Reply #60 on: July 26, 2013, 09:12:10 AM »
This thread is far more fantastic than I ever thought it would be.

I congratulate myself for my vision and on a job well done.  ;D

Only a bear of a man could have done better.  And not much, at that.
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« Reply #61 on: July 26, 2013, 09:13:05 AM »
This thread is far more fantastic than I ever thought it would be.

I congratulate myself for my vision and on a job well done.  ;D

Only a bear of a man could have done better.  And not much, at that.

Note to this gentleman, I would not recommend going outside in this attire come hunting season.
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« Reply #62 on: July 26, 2013, 09:14:39 AM »
This thread is far more fantastic than I ever thought it would be.

I congratulate myself for my vision and on a job well done.  ;D

Only a bear of a man could have done better.  And not much, at that.

Note to this gentleman, I would not recommend going outside in this attire come hunting season.

He IS the hunter.  Watch yer back!
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« Reply #63 on: July 26, 2013, 09:16:14 AM »
If that is not Punch, it must certainly be a relation!
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« Reply #64 on: July 26, 2013, 09:21:38 AM »
If that is not Punch, it must certainly be a relation!

It's Vamrat disguised as Punch.  ;D ;D  Don't mess with him!!
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« Reply #65 on: July 31, 2013, 11:22:44 PM »
"It's not a simple soldiers' performance with dummy figures, floating boats, and dancing bears and goats." - Fyodor Dostoevsky
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« Reply #66 on: July 31, 2013, 11:29:22 PM »
Enough monkey business, already!


That bear looks like he needs a cup of coffee.
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« Reply #68 on: August 01, 2013, 08:15:35 AM »
My kind of bear:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1A12TDKIMpE
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« Reply #69 on: August 01, 2013, 08:53:26 AM »
My kind of bear:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1A12TDKIMpE
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I ca....oh, nvm ;D
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« Reply #74 on: August 01, 2013, 09:18:50 AM »
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« Reply #76 on: August 01, 2013, 09:25:44 AM »
As a cross-thread joke I wanted to post a pic of a bear with a beard. A google image search did provide this one (wut?):



But the overwhelming majority of the pics it showed were of a different type of bear. I should have known...
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« Reply #77 on: August 01, 2013, 09:31:21 AM »
Now we're talkin'....!


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« Reply #78 on: August 01, 2013, 09:32:04 AM »
As a cross-thread joke I wanted to post a pic of a bear with a beard. A google image search did provide this one (wut?):



But the overwhelming majority of the pics it showed were of a different type of bear. I should have known...

This is far too apocalyptic.  See the post above.
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« Reply #79 on: August 01, 2013, 09:39:01 AM »
As a cross-thread joke I wanted to post a pic of a bear with a beard. A google image search did provide this one (wut?):

http://www.theprintblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/ff_1_bear-beard-beer.preview.jpg

But the overwhelming majority of the pics it showed were of a different type of bear. I should have known...

That is definitely strange.

Get that image filter turned on, young man!  ;)
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« Reply #80 on: August 01, 2013, 10:01:33 AM »
Something new on the horizon...

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« Reply #81 on: August 01, 2013, 10:51:57 AM »
Do cats have the right to bear arms?
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« Reply #82 on: August 01, 2013, 10:55:55 AM »
Do cats have the right to bear arms?
Don't be ridiculous, the have the right to cat arms.  8)
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Re: ITT: We discuss the right to bear arms
« Reply #83 on: August 01, 2013, 11:07:55 AM »
As a cross-thread joke I wanted to post a pic of a bear with a beard. A google image search did provide this one (wut?):



But the overwhelming majority of the pics it showed were of a different type of bear. I should have known...

This is far too apocalyptic.  See the post above.

Looks like something Salvador Dali would have painted.

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Re: ITT: We discuss the right to bear arms
« Reply #84 on: August 01, 2013, 11:20:16 AM »
Do cats have the right to bear arms?
Don't be ridiculous, the have the right to cat arms.  8)

So...ONLY bears have the right to bear arms?

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Re: ITT: We discuss the right to bear arms
« Reply #85 on: August 01, 2013, 11:20:42 AM »
As a cross-thread joke I wanted to post a pic of a bear with a beard. A google image search did provide this one (wut?):



But the overwhelming majority of the pics it showed were of a different type of bear. I should have known...

This is far too apocalyptic.  See the post above.

Looks like something Salvador Dali would have painted.



He creeps me out.
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« Reply #86 on: August 01, 2013, 12:00:53 PM »

Ya, me too.  Leaves me uncomfortable.

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Re: ITT: We discuss the right to bear arms
« Reply #87 on: August 01, 2013, 12:59:51 PM »
Do cats have the right to bear arms?
Don't be ridiculous, the have the right to cat arms.  8)

So...ONLY bears have the right to bear arms?

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« Reply #88 on: August 01, 2013, 01:05:51 PM »
Do cats have the right to bear arms?
Don't be ridiculous, the have the right to cat arms.  8)

So...ONLY bears have the right to bear arms?

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Don't be so catty.

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« Reply #89 on: August 01, 2013, 02:53:05 PM »
What about the binturong? 

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« Reply #90 on: August 01, 2013, 03:04:57 PM »
What about the binturong? 

They are the epitome of cool!!  Not so sure about their arms, though.
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« Reply #91 on: August 02, 2013, 07:36:49 AM »
The binturong has right (and left) bearcat arms


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« Reply #92 on: August 02, 2013, 08:54:29 AM »
The binturong has right (and left) bearcat arms



Thank you, Elephant!  I knew you'd come through! ;)

This comes as an enormous relief.  I LOVE bears and cats and bearcats.  That bearcats have BOTH right and left arms is absolutely phenomenal!  Now, is the one in the picture just smiling or is that woman just really stupid?  :o :o
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« Reply #93 on: August 02, 2013, 08:59:32 AM »
I think they are trying to recreate the Spiderman kiss.

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« Reply #94 on: August 02, 2013, 09:12:29 AM »
I think they are trying to recreate the Spiderman kiss.



....................oh.  It's still early, my coffee hasn't kicked in, and I still have spider webs in my brain.  Wut? :o :o

Actually, looking more closely at it, I think the woman in the pic Elephant posted is just plain stupid.  That's my opinion.
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« Reply #95 on: August 02, 2013, 01:16:13 PM »
Krav Maga anyone?
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« Reply #96 on: August 03, 2013, 07:31:25 PM »
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« Reply #97 on: August 03, 2013, 08:44:08 PM »
^It's entire face doesn't even fit on my screen.  Was that really necessary?^
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« Reply #98 on: August 03, 2013, 08:49:58 PM »
^It's entire face doesn't even fit on my screen.  Was that really necessary?^

If I resized it what would that accomplish? Do you think a bear in the wild is going to resize his teeth so you can get a better look inside his mouth? This is an important consideration.  :police:
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« Reply #99 on: August 05, 2013, 08:46:45 AM »
^It's entire face doesn't even fit on my screen.  Was that really necessary?^

If I resized it what would that accomplish? Do you think a bear in the wild is going to resize his teeth so you can get a better look inside his mouth? This is an important consideration.  :police:
Eloquently stated, sir!

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« Reply #100 on: August 07, 2013, 01:38:10 PM »
Does he have insurance?


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« Reply #101 on: August 07, 2013, 02:21:14 PM »
Does he have insurance?



ObearmaCare will cover it. ;D
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« Reply #102 on: August 07, 2013, 02:23:39 PM »
What do you want to be when you grow up little Jimmy?

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« Reply #103 on: August 07, 2013, 02:37:12 PM »
What do you want to be when you grow up little Jimmy?

I want to be a maxillofacialzoologist!

AKA "bearodontist".  A noble calling, too, I might add.
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« Reply #104 on: August 28, 2013, 04:13:36 PM »
This might have to go into "Politics".... :-\
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« Reply #105 on: September 13, 2013, 02:02:52 PM »
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« Reply #106 on: September 17, 2013, 04:34:21 PM »
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« Reply #107 on: September 17, 2013, 06:00:05 PM »
To acquire bear arms, you must fortify yourself.

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« Reply #108 on: September 18, 2013, 01:35:19 PM »
To acquire bear arms, you must fortify yourself.



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« Reply #109 on: September 18, 2013, 01:36:52 PM »
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« Reply #110 on: September 18, 2013, 01:40:16 PM »
Why do the lego bears look like they are wearing black loafers?
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« Reply #111 on: September 18, 2013, 01:40:39 PM »
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« Reply #112 on: September 18, 2013, 01:41:10 PM »
Why do the lego bears look like they are wearing black loafers?

You wouldn't want them wearing Birkenstock sandals, would you?
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« Reply #113 on: September 26, 2013, 04:34:43 AM »
Bear quickly leaves Juneau, Alaska, bar after bartender yells at it to leave

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« Reply #114 on: September 26, 2013, 04:42:01 AM »
I present to you a bear fighting a sasquatch...

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« Reply #115 on: October 07, 2013, 09:24:06 AM »
Bear quickly leaves Juneau, Alaska, bar after bartender yells at it to leave

...A black bear walked into the bar at the Alaskan Hotel in downtown Juneau on Monday night.

Bartender Ariel Svetlik-McCarthy says she freaked out and yelled, "No bear! Get out! No! You can't be in here!"

The bear complied, leaving the bar within seconds...

How can you 86 the bear?  He didn't even get to order a drink.
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« Reply #116 on: October 08, 2013, 09:36:46 AM »
I can't believe that in 3 pages no one has brought up the issue of rampant bear nudity. Or bare bears, as they prefer to be called.

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« Reply #117 on: October 08, 2013, 09:41:58 AM »
Bear Grylls can get his arms around me whenever. ;)
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« Reply #118 on: October 08, 2013, 03:09:18 PM »
I can't believe that in 3 pages no one has brought up the issue of rampant bear nudity. Or bare bears, as they prefer to be called.


Good gosh is that thing freaky!  :o
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« Reply #119 on: October 08, 2013, 03:37:02 PM »
I can't believe that in 3 pages no one has brought up the issue of rampant bear nudity. Or bare bears, as they prefer to be called.


Good gosh is that thing freaky!  :o

We have one in our neighborhood.  Goes skinny dipping down at the river when it's hot out.  I call him Bart.  He growls back.  Oh well...
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« Reply #125 on: January 19, 2014, 04:07:11 AM »
Now wait a gosh dang second! We may indeed allow the right to bear arms, but you can slap me sideways and call me Susan if I'll let you publicly promote the right to bear marriages!
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« Reply #126 on: January 19, 2014, 04:09:23 AM »
Now wait a gosh dang second! We may indeed allow the right to bear arms, but you can slap me sideways and call me Susan if I'll let you publicly promote the right to bear marriages!

 :) Haven't you heard that nature could soon have its own rights? Bear marriages will certainly follow.
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I support the right to keep and bear arms AND the right to arm and keep bears.

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I support the right to keep and bear arms AND the right to arm and keep bears.



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Re: ITT: We discuss the right to bear arms
« Reply #129 on: January 20, 2014, 02:44:38 PM »
I support the right to keep and bear arms AND the right to arm and keep bears.



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Re: ITT: We discuss the right to bear arms
« Reply #130 on: January 23, 2014, 05:08:46 AM »
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Re: ITT: We discuss the right to bear arms
« Reply #131 on: January 23, 2014, 09:49:50 AM »
I support the right to keep and bear arms AND the right to arm and keep bears.


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Re: ITT: We discuss the right to bear arms
« Reply #132 on: March 14, 2014, 08:15:14 PM »
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Re: ITT: We discuss the right to bear arms
« Reply #133 on: March 15, 2014, 09:36:29 PM »
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Re: ITT: We discuss the right to bear arms
« Reply #134 on: May 07, 2014, 12:21:21 AM »
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« Reply #135 on: June 22, 2014, 06:01:04 PM »
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Re: ITT: We discuss the right to bear arms
« Reply #136 on: June 22, 2014, 06:10:37 PM »
Squee!  :)
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Re: ITT: We discuss the right to bear arms
« Reply #137 on: July 23, 2014, 06:31:26 AM »


Pure awesome.
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Re: ITT: We discuss the right to bear arms
« Reply #138 on: July 23, 2014, 08:07:30 AM »
(Sorry if this is taking the joke too far -- I mean it sincerely. Bear with me.)

Oh! That like the staritsa we could bear witness to how our venerable and God-bearing father Seraphim of Sarov fed the bear with his arm without the bear feeding on him. Let us bear sorrows, persecutions and slander with gratitude, and raise our bear-strong arms to Heaven, and let the Holy Spirit bear down on us as it did bear down on him.

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Re: ITT: We discuss the right to bear arms
« Reply #139 on: July 23, 2014, 11:07:36 AM »
Beary good, beary beary good  :P
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« Reply #140 on: July 23, 2014, 11:08:29 AM »
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« Reply #141 on: July 26, 2014, 09:39:58 AM »
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« Reply #142 on: July 26, 2014, 11:16:46 AM »
Where's the lion?
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Re: ITT: We discuss the right to bear arms
« Reply #143 on: July 31, 2014, 11:17:09 AM »
Bears ain't the only ones taking the 2nd Amendment seriously.

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« Reply #144 on: August 19, 2014, 07:57:00 AM »
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Re: ITT: We discuss the right to bear arms
« Reply #146 on: November 07, 2014, 12:18:19 AM »
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