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Bird brains

Discussion in 'Palaearctic–African Bird Migration' started by ICE, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. ICE

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    are the size of a pea but they can outsmart a dog.

    It must be a drag having eyes on the sides of the head. These two got bothered as soon as they saw me coming.

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    This one bothered me. That beak is 3 1/2" inches long.

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    A friend has a bird that talks. He calls the dog from his cage on the back porch. As soon as the dog runs up, the bird says: Lay down and the dog does.
     
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    all prey animals have eyes on the sides of their head, birds, rabbits, squirrels, horses, donkey, deer, etc all predators have eyes on the front of their heads. humans, bears, dogs, wolves, cats (large and small), etc
     
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    The African Greys (first pic) are great talkers. Dad had one that would call for the cat?!

     
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    Beautiful Plumage, the Norwegian Blue.
     
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    What were you doing there Tiger? Tagging the birds for failing to establish an equipotential bonding grid around the water bowl?
     
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    Somehow the pictures suggest that the construction was done without the benefit of a permit.
     
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    I was there for a re-roof final. I was inside to verify the detectors and noticed lots of bird figurines and I collect Stangl pottery birds so the lady and I got to talking when she invited me to see the real birds. The little one talked up a storm.

    And you are right brudgers, the patio area was most likely enclosed without a permit. I could tell that no eero opened into the room and I saw nothing that was dangerous so I didn't mention the bootleg.
     
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    Permit? We don't need no....oops wrong 1970's comedy classic.
     
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    I do come across a lot of bootleg work as I'm sure we all do. It's not uncommon for me to write corrections on a water heater, el panel, etc. when I am there for something else but seldom do I require a permit. My take on it is that if I can get the dangerous stuff corrected, then I have done my job. If I go after everything, people will stop getting permits for anything.

    Another sticking point is that a lot of bootleg work won't qualify for a permit. Take this lady's enclosed patio for example. There is most likely no foundation for the walls. Clearly there is no insulation. And on it goes for something that has been there for many years. It would be a real bitch if I wrote her up knowing that the bootleg room will cost her more than the re-roof that got me there in the first place. I say, live and let live but go after the dangerous.
     
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    "The Laws of the Game are intended to provide that games should be played with as little interference

    as possible, and in this view it is the duty of referees to penalize only deliberate breaches of the Law.

    Constant whistling for trifling and doubtful breaches produces bad feeling and loss of temper on the

    part of the players and spoils the pleasure of spectators."

    This former International F.A. Board Decision (previously included in Law 5 as Decision 8) was

    removed from the Law only because it was felt to be an unnecessary reminder of the referee's

    fundamental duty to penalize only those violations that matter. The spirit, if not the words, of this

    Decision remains at the heart of the Law. It is applicable to all possible violations of any of the Laws

    of the Game.

    A trifling infraction is one which, though still an offense, has no significant impact upon play. A

    doubtful offense is one which neither the referee nor the other officials can attest to.

    Under no circumstances should the advantage clause be invoked for such “offenses.” The referee’s decision as to

    whether a player’s action is trifling or not is affected considerably by the skill level of the players.

    However, the referee should remember to consider trifling offenses in determining persistent

    infringement of the Laws. Further, the referee may wish to talk to or warn a player regarding trifling

    infringements which, though considered trifling, may nonetheless lead to frustration and retaliation if

    they continue.

    -Advice to Referees on the Laws of the Game Revised 2011
     
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    brudgers, it's just a fowl!

    pc1
     
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    Now that's bad! :)
     
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    The grey pigeon in the first picture looks like it would be good eatin'

    bet it taste like chicken!

    pc1
     
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    I was walking away from my truck when I heard, "Hey mister" I turned around just in time to see the little one crap on my truck.

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    OK so I lied....had you believing it for a minute....but if I was a bird that could talk Shirley I'd be eating lots of beans
     
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    Wow, and I thought the acorns in the Jeep Air Cleaner was something.
     
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    That was a very busy woodpecker. But, now what is he going to eat this winter?
     
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