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Current location: Tucson, AZ
Member since: Mon May 19, 2014, 11:19 PM
Number of posts: 163

About Me

Field biology, endangered species conservation, photographer/videographer and definite tree-hugger ...

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Mountain lions of 2018

Hola everyone,

I just wanted to share with you the better mountain lion captures from my trail cameras. Location: Southern Arizona. Merry Christmas!

Please stop posting images of

Donald Trump, his mouth, his lips, even his voice. Just, please stop.


When my dad

fell further into dementia he started to say some pretty nasty things, about our family, his sons (me and my brothers), women and people of color. All of us agreed, my brothers and I and close friends, that the onset of dementia removed the 'social filter' he had been using for most of his life in order to say and do the right thing. Dementia allowed him to express opinions/feelings without that filter. Yes, this was a terrible thing to see in my dad. We were lucky to be able to afford to have the support of assisted living and then a nursing home.

But, this is Trump now.

I am at a loss for words

Have any of you seen this? Yup, she's serious. Edited to add: The comments are predictably sickening...


Hummingbird Nestlings

A Broad-billed hummingbird built a nest on a plant in my patio. Here is a video of her feeding her nestlings:


Since DU still does not have a dedicated wildlife or ecology forum I will post here. There are more than just birds and birders in the world. To not have such a dedicated forum is the same as not having a gender and orientation forum. For obvious reasons, why not???!! have a dedicated wildlife/ecology forum? Politics and climate change have huge impacts on wildlife. That said, there are many of us who simply love to share our experiences and observations of wildlife. Please add a wildlife/ecology forum.

Anyhow, in southern Arizona we have the gift of the presence of endangered nectarivorous bats feeding from our hummingbird feeders and night-blooming cacti. Here are two recent videos from my yard:



FAA Says North Dakota Cops Commited Felony by Shooting Down DAPL Protester Drones

As a "drone operator" and Earth-lover I find the actions by both the "authorities" and the FAA disgusting. Is it a false equivalency to compare the Bundy terrorists taking over a wildlife refuge (with guns to boot) to peaceful Native American activists seeking to protect ancestral lands and water sources?

It's also disgusting that the FAA complies with "law enforcement" and issues temporary flight restrictions that ban the use of hobby drones, even if there is no air traffic.


Trumps under-age teen sex parties - Where are the victims?

Before I ask my questions, I have to state that I early-voted for Hilary, I supported Bernie early-on and am a lefty. I've read all about the women complaining about Orange-face groping them and his sexual assaults. Trump disgusts me in every way. That said, have any of you wondered why the teen Trump sex party victims have not spoken-up? Have they been paid off? Do they exist? How does an investigative reporter find them? How do they feel about Trump?

Buying (Trumpf) Domain names

Buy yours now... In light of the speculation that the republican nominee for president may be looking to start a news channel, I encourage all of you to start your own is his Majesty's name sake by buying your desired domain name. It's easy to determine what domain's are still left (Not many), but use your imagination! Personally, I use Moniker, but there are many other domain registrars.

Of course, the best are already taken, but I'm sure there are more we have not thought of. Here are the domains I have secured so far:


Please share what domains you secure!

Alzheimer's Trump?

Not sure this has been posted before:

Ten Signs of Alzheimerís

1. Memory Loss
Memory loss is easily the most associated symptom of Alzheimerís disease although it isnít often how people think it is. Many are under the impression that with the onset of Alzheimerís that the memory simply begins to fade, and while that is true in some cases, and in most over time, at the beginning, it is new information that is usually the type that suffers.†

2. Employment Problems
The general population these days is working several years later in life than was once the norm. It is through this that we have been able to notice these symptoms unfold in real time.† At the early onset of Alzheimerís, as we mentioned before, learning new skills and retention of that knowledge can be very difficult. And in many cases, it isnít just new skills that become difficult to perform or retain. Tasks that and individual has done for years without any problem can suddenly become daunting and even confusing. Employers might tell you that you appear to be overwhelmed or are getting behind in your work.†

3. Daily Life Confusion
While most may desire to forget they even have monthly expenses to pay, you donít want to get your finances all mixed up without even knowing it. Imagine having your electric turned off because you were confused paying the bills last month; this is all too common for Alzheimerís patients. Everyday tasks become more and more challenging which is why being candid with your medical team is so vital to get a treatment plan that aides with these issues.

4. Visual Issues
Sight is a very complicated sense. First you must see something with your eyes, which then gets transmitted to your brain, where it is then deciphered and made sense of - we hope. However, knowing as we do that Alzheimerís affects the brain it is understandable that visual issues might arise.†

5. Fine Motor Skills
Going back to the basis of the disease, and the impact it has on the brain, makes each case of Alzheimer's a little bit different. Depending on where the plaque builds up and where the tangles occur, largely depends on what symptoms the sufferer experiences.†
While a loss in motor skills as the disease progresses is a very real possibility, sometimes this can also occur as a result from other symptoms being experienced. Confusion, memory loss, and visual issues can all significantly impact one's fine motor skill set. It is also for this reason and symptom that the decline that is Alzheimerís is so difficult to bear witness too.

6. Trouble Speaking
In many ways, it can be said that those suffering from Alzheimerís disease often revert (unwillingly of course) back to a child-like demeanor when they engage in conversation and interaction with others. Some doctors believe that this is a result of degradation to certain parts of the brain, while others believe that it is simply the affected attempt at trying to communicate, and unfortunately, like a child is often the best they can do.† You might notice that they frequently interrupt others, are unable to maintain a singular thought, cannot hold a conversation or suddenly start to talk about completely irrelevant topic. Needless to say, it requires some degree of patience to be with a person at this stage of Alzheimerís.

More at [link:http://rmhealthy.com/10-signs-alzheimers/7/|
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