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For people recieved a llama without a message
and without having given me a llama / watch You used any of my non-sofware icons, either funny/animated icons, dA related icons , icons of companies/fandom  , unown icons  , cute icons , sauron icon  , totally spies icons  , icons that I republished from deleted sources , or software icons used in diffferent ways :) That is perfectly fine and I love it. Please, use them as much as you can. So I gave a llama. This journal pretends to be a gathering of all my previous journals that had useful tips: General for all artists General for Deviantart General about icons or this gallery About specific icons
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Matt Ridley: List of FAILED AGW predictions
Part III The track record on doom I said that one reason to be skeptical about dangerous climate change is that environmental predictions of doom are always wrong. Here’s a list of predictions made with much fanfare and extensive coverage in the media in the 1970s, when I was young and green, in both senses of the word:the population explosion would be unstoppable;global famine would be inevitable;crop yields would fall;a cancer epidemic caused by pesticides would shorten lifespan;the desert would advance at two miles a year;rainforests would disappear;acid rain would destroy forests;oil spills would worsen;oil and gas would run out;an
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WHO: US among CLEANEST on planet
Despite recent attempts to paint the United States as a major global polluter, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. is among the cleanest nations on the planet. In the most recent WHO report on air pollution, the United States was listed as one of the countries with the cleanest air in the world, significantly cleaner in fact than the air in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, the UK, Japan, Austria and France. While France and other G7 countries lamented the U.S. exit from the Paris climate accord, America’s air is already cleaner than that of any other country in the G7. Following standard practice, the WHO measures a
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6.2.2017 - Trump - REAL Enviromental Solution
With Trump pulling the US from the Paris Climate Agreement, the global warming alarmists are going mental. I think it is actually quite beautiful to watch them loose it. They are showing their true colors, their hatred for fairness and general lack of decency by claiming what amounts to is death threats on the United States. We've been threatened as a nation before. I'm sure that we carry a big enough military club to defend ourselves if they decide to take it a step further. The entire function of the climate fraud is to convince you that it is okay to redistribute wealth from middle class America towards international, global companies. It
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TRUMP DUMPS PARIS
Having a rough week mentally, so just going to comment on the situation this morning. Like Kyoto, the Paris Accord was never ratified, never came to a vote. In fact anyone who knows the reality of the Kyoto agreement, knows that even al gore voted against the idea of ever even bringing it before congress. The democrats realized that Kyoto was going to cost the US something like 400 Billion a year in lost economic situations and understood that they were not going to be able to blame it on conservatives / Republicans. It is not going to 'take four years' to get out of it. IT WAS NON-BINDING. Which essentially means Meaningless. Whatever func
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Is It Stealing? I Say It Is....
A fellow member of the DA community recently posted a response to a comment that I made on one of my photos. I'd really like some open and honest discussion here about the exchange between us. I was going to just let it go, thinking that I was dealing with a child but then I went to the Profile page of this person and discovered that this is a 28 year old.  Here is the comments between us: it it began with me commenting to someone else who had liked and commented on the photo that sadly the photo had been stolen from DA and posted all over the Internet. Now enter "Commenter": I think you mean copied. To steal means to take something and th
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Max
It's taken me a while to be able to write this journal.  I had to put my Max to sleep last Saturday, February 18th, 2017. Max was born 4/10/2001.  I know this because I saw him the day he was born.  I was working at my vet clinic at the time and his owner came in with the newborn litter of kittens.  I was drawn to Max right away.  There were 4 kittens in the litter and they all looked different.  Max was the one who was absolutely beautiful in my eyes.  :)  As he came back in for check-ups and shots, I played with him and enjoyed him because I was safe.....he had a home to go to.  But then, at 12 weeks of age, the client came back in for the
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STASH INACCESSIBLE - Update I'm still not allowed to login or simply get into Sta.sh as I noted in the previous Status Update. However, DA acknowledges that there is a problem and I received the following from Chris yesterday: "Chris (DeviantArt)Augu ...
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Sam and Tabitha thought it time I showed some more photographs and have pressured me by meowing, head-butting and general moggie malarkey into presenting these shots. Photographically, there are couple of points of interest, for example, in this first image of Sam sprawled over my chair you might think this should have been a straightforward capture. However, Sam is grey and white and he is resting on a black surface with further greys and blacks in the background. As I've said before this black-white range can cause problems for the camera's exposure meter in that depending on which part of the image is evaluated for exposure, so the whites
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Zoomer1958|Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the many faves, David.  Cheers!
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No probs.
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thewolfcreek|Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for the favs David...
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Hi David, SOS and re-send me that lengthy discussion we had on the subject of a "Dog" for Musa.  It was during those 'grey days' and I did not have him read it then.  I am trying to retrieve it so that he may read it.  The subject of a "Dog" seems to be like a 'bad rash' that has not been completely(medically) treated.  You know how 'bad rash' keeps on surfacing.
Rescue me!!!!!!!


Cheers

Henry K.
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Is this the exchange, Henry?

You are quite correct, Henry. It is generally not good for people to have instant gratification on important issues. I wish that young people over here had learned that lesson. Even in the strictly pragmatic sense, youngsters do not know their own minds and what might appeal at 10 years old will not be so attractive at 12. So, age and deferred choice confers more discrimination and better choice.

David

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fotoponono said the following:

Some things are better left unexplained and when time is ripe for them to unfold, they will do so smoothly. I could not share our exchange of ideas about the dog and the responsibilities as we discussed. I felt it would be too complicated for him to understand at his age - for, as I observe his mind would be in (blinkers) as his focus is only at having a dog. My mind says, on the point of "some things are better left unexplained" that, (fact or fiction) the story of Moses in the Bible - we do not learn that Moses was forewarned about the challenges he was going to face in the wilderness when leading those people from that country. Challenges arose and solutions emerged. My point is that when time is ripe and he is also mature enough, his mind will remind him of the things he desired when he was small and his granddad could not afford him the luxury to have them, he will then work hard to provide himself with them - if his desire was from the depth of his heart. One of my stories is that when I grew up in the homeland, a certain Swedish doctor in one of the mission Hospitals had a Volvo P544 and I always desired to have that car when I grew up and able to own it. I never forgot that and when I grew up I worked and saved and eventually bought that car. My love for Volvos started from that time and I am still in love and driving a Volvo. I w
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Thank you very much, David.  He has read it.  I have followed up with a strong and extensive discussion with him on this issue of a 'DOG".  Experience has taught me so many things and one of them is that a person listens when spoken to but understanding and absorbing the content of the discussion, is another skill that takes time to hone.  The ingredient of the maturity of a person's mind is another spice that is very important in the mix.  I also know that a DESIRE is never quenched if not achieved.  So, as much as he may understand but if that DESIRE is huge, it will not be quenched by the strength and extensiveness of our discussion.  I even went deeper and told him about a HUGE hospital and doctors' bill for his late granny's medication and treatment which exceeded Medical Aid facility and limits.  That is not a matter for groaning and moaning but relevant to let him understand the home situation and priorities that require attention in the order of their importance than a dog.  With your help, I have done my best.


Cheers!

Henry K. 
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