PICTURE POST II!

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  1. thestrangequark

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    He is indeed!

    My younger sister feels especially strongly about veganism. She simply believes that, if one can live without exploiting animals, then it is unethical to exploit them, whether by eating them, using them for labor, wearing their skins, wool, or fur, or using products that have been tested on them. It's not for everyone, but if one fully comprehends that humans are animals, and that animals also have sentience/consciousness as we do (and there is no scientific reason to believe they do not), then believing they should be entitled to the same right to not be exploited by people as other humans are is not a particularly difficult ethical position to understand, even if one doesn't agree with it. She's also seen amazing health benefits from going vegan.

    Again, veganism is not something I personally would do, nor is their philosophy one that I agree with entirely -- though I do believe in the humane treatment of animals -- but she has a fair point.
     
  2. Mr. Laser Beam

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    I am...about as far away from vegan as can be. That's all I can (and probably should) say about that.
     
  3. iguana_tonante

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    Actually, if I understand it correctly, newborns are rather durable. They just squeezed through an opening slightly smaller than their head, at an angle, and twisting all the way through. They ought to be pretty resilient. And looking at the way obstetricians handle them, you'll think they're made of rubber!
     
  4. thestrangequark

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    ^My nephew does look pretty bouncy.
     
  5. Alienesse

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    If anyone is interested, you can find a link to photos from the London convention in my signature. Enjoy!;)
     
  6. Mr. Laser Beam

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    I remember being told once that a newborn baby's head must be handled with extreme care because the skull is not yet fully formed.

    Also I forgot to ask my brother if there was a machine that goes PING!!! in the room when Harper was born. :lol:
     
  7. iguana_tonante

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    While it's true that the bone plates in a newborn's skull are not yet fully fused (creating fontanels or "soft spots", which allow the head to squeeze through the birth canal), they are covered by a membrane that is anything but "soft", and in healthy babies they are extremely unlikely to be injured during normal handling of the baby.

    I've become quite the fountain of knowledge in neonatal care recently. :D
     
  8. Tom Hendricks

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    I ment to post this a while back, every year for Christmas my wife gets me a geeky gift. Last year it was a Star Wars pop up book. This year its the Star Trek: TNG 365 book. While I haven't cracked it yet, I'm really looking forward to doing so.
    [​IMG]
     
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    I am starting to lose control.

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    If that gets any thicker you're going to start writing manifestos and building a survivalist shack in the woods of Idaho.
     
  11. RoJoHen

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    Still got 2.5 months to go.
     
  12. Mr. Laser Beam

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    I think he's going to start wearing flannel shirts and advising people to keep their stick on the ice.
     
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    Okay you're heading to shed territory now.

    I hope you have some yellow lined paper.
     
  14. Mr. Laser Beam

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    He may have to grow a mohawk on the top of his head to match the beard below it.

    Cause he's BLACK OPS.
     
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    I call that beard "The Zangief".
     
  16. RoJoHen

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    I call him Henry. :lol:
     
  17. ShamelessMcBundy

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    What other parts of your body have you nicknamed? ;)
     
  18. thestrangequark

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    My sister is knitting me a new sweater. Here is the test swatch. :)

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  19. ShamelessMcBundy

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    She's knitting you Wesley Crusher's sweater?
     
  20. thestrangequark

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    ^Yep. Minus the tacky collar and fitted for a girl.
     

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