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by Hundovir
June 22nd, 2009, 5:07 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Is spending shitloads of money on pet vet treatment immoral?
Replies: 169
Views: 23105

Re: Is spending shitloads of money on pet vet treatment immoral?

sorry for the rant. It infuriates me. No apology necessary! It often seems to me that people's medical treatment of their pets is about fear of losing their companionship rather than what may be in the animals' own best interests. I have an elderly rescue cat who requires twice daily injections of ...
by Hundovir
June 22nd, 2009, 4:40 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Is spending shitloads of money on pet vet treatment immoral?
Replies: 169
Views: 23105

Re: Is spending shitloads of money on pet vet treatment immoral?

I agree that "immoral" is probably the wrong word to use, but I couldn't think of anything more appropriate... It makes me feel very uncomfortable... This just doesn't sit right with me... That's the sort of language I prefer to use these days! And I agree with you to some extent. Though I'm not co...
by Hundovir
June 22nd, 2009, 4:25 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Is spending shitloads of money on pet vet treatment immoral?
Replies: 169
Views: 23105

Re: Is spending shitloads of money on pet vet treatment immoral?

"Run away, run away!" (King Arthur "Monty Python and the Holy Grail")
by Hundovir
June 22nd, 2009, 3:27 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Is spending shitloads of money on pet vet treatment immoral?
Replies: 169
Views: 23105

Re: Is spending shitloads of money on pet vet treatment immoral?

Animals belong in the wild? What about domesticated animals? (I don't think there's a lot of mileage in saying they "shouldn't" have been domesticated in the first place.) I'd prefer that people didn't buy from "pet stores" certainly, but to equate "pet" with "slave" requires a lot more justificatio...
by Hundovir
June 22nd, 2009, 3:16 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Is spending shitloads of money on pet vet treatment immoral?
Replies: 169
Views: 23105

Re: Is spending shitloads of money on pet vet treatment immoral?

I have an elderly rescue cat who requires twice daily injections of insulin. This doesn't cost an awful lot actually, (although x-rays and treatment for a damaged cruciate ligament the other year did!) Until the state takes over completely, what people spend their money on is their own affair I thin...
by Hundovir
June 22nd, 2009, 8:36 am
Forum: Education
Topic: Should BNP members be barred from teaching jobs?
Replies: 60
Views: 8715

Re: Should BNP members be barred from teaching jobs?

An institution does not have views, nor should it. In my experience, schools, as institutions, certainly do "have views". I remember reading through pages and pages of documents on the school's policies on racism, multiculturalism, sexism... Or are you saying that only opinions that differ from the...
by Hundovir
June 22nd, 2009, 7:26 am
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Why did you choose your particular user name?
Replies: 288
Views: 98571

Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

:D That's why I haven't progressed beyond dabbling!
by Hundovir
June 21st, 2009, 11:44 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Why did you choose your particular user name?
Replies: 288
Views: 98571

Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

You know two actually - hundo = dog, viro = man!

Esperanto is very easy - but I'm just a dabbler.

http://www.lernu.net/ is a good place to learn.
by Hundovir
June 21st, 2009, 10:23 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Interview the person below you.
Replies: 2007
Views: 180035

Re: Interview the person below you.

James Yuill - This Sweet Love
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPkfFv_aJsA

What's (one of) your favourite poem(s)? Quote in full if short enough.
by Hundovir
June 21st, 2009, 10:15 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: The book title game
Replies: 1176
Views: 92512

Re: The book title game

Wholeness and the Implicate Order - David Bohm
by Hundovir
June 21st, 2009, 9:57 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Why did you choose your particular user name?
Replies: 288
Views: 98571

Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

It's Esperanto for "Dogman" (well, "Hundoviro" would be in full.) I rather like dogs, have spent time working in rescue kennels, and often dog-sit Pip the Doberman, the hound in my avatar.

As I am single and working I have never had a dog of my own as it wouldn't be fair. One day...
by Hundovir
June 21st, 2009, 7:39 pm
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Useful or thought provoking quotes
Replies: 47
Views: 4368

Re: Useful or thought provoking quotes

"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."
Albert Einstein
:D

However, I found it unreferenced on teh Web and I'm not convinced that Einstein is responsible for all the quotes attributed to him...