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Dogs are cruel, Cats are cool

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Which do you like best?

Cats
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33%
Dogs
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26%
Neither
6
5%
Both
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28%
I am so indifferent to this topic, I can't think of an answer
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9%
 
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Re: Dogs are cruel, Cats are cool

#781 Post by Alan H » March 2nd, 2012, 12:20 am

Latest post of the previous page:

getreal wrote:I didn't realise that, Alan. I assumed it would protect her method. It happens in a lot of "therapies" that people devise. There was one surfaced about 15 years ago, which was a method of interacting with people with dementia (I can't remember what it was called), but I thought it meant that you couldn't devise and deliver a workshop to staff on her method. So that would of actually have been OK?
The only protection I can think of that would apply would be a patent, but I'm not sure it would be possible - it can also be expensive.

It's a bit like Coca Cola. The logo and words are trademarked (Trade Mark 427817, if you're interested), but no one can copy the recipe simply because it's kept a secret and that has nothing to do with the trade mark. Presumably any employee who has to know the ingredients to perform their job will be bound by a (watertight!) agreement not to divulge it to anyone. However, for a training method that others may observe, unless they have some restrictive agreement with her, they will be free to use it and pass it on. They certainly wouldn't be able to use, for example, any training materials she had supplied, but that would be a matter of copyright infringement.
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Re: Dogs are cruel, Cats are cool

#782 Post by getreal » March 8th, 2012, 12:44 pm

I wasn't sure where to post this, but as it's dog related I thought it'd be appropriate here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y07at1bU89Q
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Re: Dogs are cruel, Cats are cool

#783 Post by Dave B » March 8th, 2012, 1:47 pm

:laughter:
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Re: Dogs are cruel, Cats are cool

#784 Post by Nick » March 15th, 2012, 12:29 pm

Not sure if we've had this before, but here's a talking dog.....

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Re: Dogs are cruel, Cats are cool

#785 Post by Dave B » March 15th, 2012, 1:59 pm

We have, but never mind - worth watching again, Nick! :laughter:
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Re: Dogs are cruel, Cats are cool

#786 Post by Alan H » March 18th, 2012, 12:04 am

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#787 Post by Dave B » March 18th, 2012, 9:28 am

OFFS! :laughter:
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Re: Dogs are cruel, Cats are cool

#788 Post by Dave B » March 20th, 2012, 3:38 pm

OFFS again

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The people in a country that will remain unmentioned (but there's a little clue in the picture) are spending up to $15 000 (maybe 4 times a year as the fur drops out) doing this sort of thing to their cats.
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#789 Post by getreal » March 20th, 2012, 4:21 pm

WTF????? Is that drawn on to a baldy cat???
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#790 Post by Dave B » March 20th, 2012, 5:02 pm

Nope, looks like it is either a v. short haired or crop cut cat. There are pictures in the collection of long haired ones:

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I would guess it is done in the same way people dye colour streaks into their hair.

There are others, even worse maybe.
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Re: Dogs are cruel, Cats are cool

#791 Post by Val » March 20th, 2012, 7:37 pm

Can we change the title of the thread to dogs and people are cruel.

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#792 Post by getreal » March 20th, 2012, 8:14 pm

That's hideous! I'm surprised it's allowed. But then they still crop dogs' ears in the uS, don't they?
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Re: Dogs are cruel, Cats are cool

#793 Post by getreal » March 20th, 2012, 8:24 pm

Watch this and click the "cc" at the bottom right of the screen to get captions. I think perhaps it's having some difficulty with the Scottish accent!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oszfoJfNehQ
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Re: Dogs are cruel, Cats are cool

#794 Post by Maria Mac » March 22nd, 2012, 12:10 pm

I didn't know about Bob the Cat until today. What a great story. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl2nBSqpsRA

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-17467244

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#795 Post by Fia » March 22nd, 2012, 1:14 pm

A great story indeed. It's wonderful how sometimes an animal can turn someone's life around ...sniff...

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#796 Post by getreal » March 22nd, 2012, 8:14 pm

What a lovely, uplifting story.
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#797 Post by Alan H » April 13th, 2012, 3:04 pm

Conservapedia entry on the dog. It's OK until nearly the end:
Conservative Nature of Dogs

Dogs are known for their loyalty, making them one of the most conservative pets. Dogs represent Real America; they are often found on farms in red states and not in cities, where liberal apartment rental agreements often prevent renters from having dogs. Dogs are an important part of family values, as the quintessential American family is often featured with a dog. Dogs also are often used to search out Muslim terrorists, serving America honorably in the army and police forces across the county.

Compared with lazy, entitled cats, dogs represent the epitome of a conservative animal. Historically, dogs earned their role in the home through hard work herding animals and assisting men with hunting. Cats, on the other hand, were worshiped as false idols in ancient societies and do little to earn their keep in the home. Liberals often use dogs to their political advantage - Barack Hussein Obama keeps a dog in the White House. This is clearly a liberal ploy to win over dog owners in crucial swing states. In reality no true dog would voluntarily be a part of the liberal propaganda machine, especially given how many liberals are atheist and the proven link between atheism and bestiality.
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1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
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#798 Post by Maria Mac » April 13th, 2012, 6:31 pm

:pointlaugh: :hilarity: :headbang: :sick:

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#799 Post by getreal » April 13th, 2012, 7:21 pm

It may be national stereotyping, but we Brits are very fair. We stereotype ourselves, too.
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#800 Post by Dave B » April 13th, 2012, 9:24 pm

The more I read of the Conservapedia the more I get to feel there is something of the spoof here. If not I feel quite sorry for the people who believe these things.
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Re: Dogs are cruel, Cats are cool

#801 Post by Alan H » April 13th, 2012, 9:32 pm

Wikipedia's entry on it makes no mention of it being a Poe.
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2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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