Localpol Show more
Of course I'm not sympathetic to NIMBY concerns about how compatible a project is with the character of a suburban style, car centric, single family neighborhood.
I don't think suburban style, car centric, single family neighborhoods have any legitimate existence. Certainly not in a city where the opportunity cost is affordable housing.
As a giant fox going to physical therapy, one of the interesting things I'm finding is the limits of introception. I'm fairly aware of my body even if I have a bad habit of being very good at going 'RAR, I SHALL TRANSCEND MY PHYSICAL FORM AND PUSH THROUGH!' when it tries to tell me it's in pain. A lot of stretches and exercises you might stumble into that /feel/ natural and good ARE. But some things I'm being told to do I would never have thought of. They feel very /unnatural/ because they rely on using muscles that have grown weak against ones that have grown (poportionally) too strong. I am also retraining myself to make certain movements and do exercises differently than how I would, to involve the (weaker) muscles that SHOULD be more involved the (proportionally) overstrong muscles that have been taking too active a role. For example, I /should/ be driving moving my arms back or upward with the muscles in my upper back, but I've been habitually using those in my chest. It becomes a self-reinforcing cycle that starts with posture and gets strengthened through habit and improper compensation.
👅 Grump Show more
Gautama H. Buddha, even my co-workers who aren't furry don't know what 'feral' means. One of them kept insisting that a dog was 'more feral' if it genetically more similar to wild wolf populations.
Soc, (tangential suicide mention) Show more
"X is a measure claimed to prevent bad outcome Y. This person is opposed to X, so THEREFORE they must want to engage in Y." is /crap/. I'd call it bad faith, but bad faith to me applies some intent, and most people engaging in this are emotionally invested and strung out on their own anxiety. The people who insist that anyone opposed to expanded surveillance and must have SOMETHING TO HIDE probably /are/ worried about terrorism. The people who think people who insist on constraining rules of evidence and police procedure would only be favored by criminals and those who hate society likely buy into the false narrative of rising crime rates.
Even for cases that are REAL PROBLEMS like gun violence and gun suicide in the US where I can think of some laws that would ACTUALLY HELP, pointing out that most laws actually proposed are wastes of time and that 3D printing may well make any gun laws only selectively enforceable and thus harmful to keep around does not mean someone particularly favors wide gun ownership or wants to own guns.
BUT, while accusing people of liking something because they oppose things claimed to counter it may not be /bad faith/, it makes people behave horribly, makes them think badly, and needs to be pushed back against as both wrong and harmful when it's seen.
Music for today:
The Mars Volta!
I only learned what moths and butterflies and whatnot actually looked like when I saw closeups on TV or pictures in science labs.
When I was very young, the common white moths we had flapped around in the back yard, but seeing them badly my brain parsed them as disembodied mouths opening and closing in mid-air.
I interpreted this to be what people meant when talking about a bug-bite. Just one of these disembodied mouths flying up and taking a bite out of you with nothing to swallow it into so it just fell on the ground.
Cats, Bodies, Fluids from Same Show more
Contrary to the claim on the package of Kit4Cat (A hydrophobic litter specifically made for collecting urine samples) that Cats Love It, after using it my cat let out a cry of horror, disgust, and betrayal at this eldritch litter that left her urine floating atop it no matter how much she dug or stirred.
I feel like the suberogatory (the indecent, the blameworthy but not forbidden) doesn't get enough attention, even though the supererogatory (the praiseworthy but not required) does. And there's a lot of play in interpersonal relation where suberogation seems like it would come up. Breaking off a friendship because the other party is perceived as 'uncool' and the 'uncoolness' might rub off on you. The idea that people are sovereign in who they have relationships with is a pretty important one and I'd be very hesitant about telling someone they MUST NOT stop relating to someone, even for a bad reason, but there does seem to be a certain kind of indecency about it.
The Vulpine Club is a friendly and welcoming community of foxes and their associates, friends, and fans! =^^=