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Old 02-28-2018, 08:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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with Chris Laker – Fitting in; dumping someone on a major holiday; road rage; wolverining your keys; happy ending massages and prostitution; what you do alone; police officer who tested positive for meth claims meth must have touched his leg at work; Barbara Streisand’s cloned dogs

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Old 03-01-2018, 12:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Chemda has so much road rage?
I'm surprised.
As a person with 0 road rage I will look on the internet for some article that says " why not having road rage makes you a good, smart and overall superb person " to feel great about myself today.

Psychology today says about the reasons behind road rage:

For some road ragers, it’s a need for control, to counter other drivers whom they feel violate their proxemic space, or it's a need for possession of their lane or their part of the road. For others, it’s unchecked anger and aggression. It’s hormone-based, primitive, small-brain thinking, bringing a lack of emotional intelligence and the need to dominate someone else and their unsharable space. Add in unchecked egos, the need for superiority, narcissistic pride, and male genital one-upmanship (my vehicle is bigger than yours).



That makes me everything not that.
Sounds great.

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Old 03-01-2018, 09:46 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I can understand watching your dog near old age and regretting getting them spayed/neutered cause now you want a dog just like them.

Idk if I would do it tho.

We've been cloning animals since the 1970s through blastomere separation and 1997 through somatic cell nuclear transfer (remember Dolly?).

Cloning doesn't give the dogs the same personality for the same reasons that identical twins don't have the same personality. Having the exact same genetic makeup doesn't change all the external factors that go into forming a personality.

If something is wrong with the clone we could quite literally just check. The same way we check non-cloned dogs for illness.

But also, since the company is charging $50,000 I would hope they do quality control on their product. Only allowing the healthy embryos to grow.
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I had to put my Belgium Shepherd down in September 2015. I cried that day, all day, taking her to vet. I made prime rib and took her for a short walk, knowing it’d be our last time together.

I think cloning is weird but that dog was everything to me. I have no idea how cloning works but I’d do it. Dog people need their dogs. If science can help - awesome.
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my dog is an old girl and i'd have no qualms cloning her if i had that kind of toss about money. she's spayed. she can't have puppies. i would not mind another critter with her DNA to start a new journey with.
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I think cloning is weird but that dog was everything to me. I have no idea how cloning works but I’d do it. Dog people need their dogs. If science can help - awesome.
Turns out you wouldn’t do it...

I guess EVERYTHING means different things to different people.

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i'd have no qualms cloning her if i had that kind of toss about money.
50k is A LOT of toss about money. But if ever one acquires enough toss about money, (to properly toss about) I can think of fewer things to toss it away on.

“Toss about money” The South is adorable lol
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Old 03-01-2018, 12:24 PM   #8 (permalink)
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You listed birthday in the list of major holidays, so I'll bite. I was in a psychologically abusive relationship (I didn't know at the time). I didn't have a lot of money and she started off the day by being unappreciative of the gift I got her. She was expecting a necklace or a bracelet but I forget exactly what. As I was driving us to dinner, we got in an argument and she told me to turn the car around. Well, I had enough. Told her it was over, and this did not sit well with her. Started off crying and screaming that I couldn't do this on her birthday. Devolved into her trying to jump out a moving car and threatening to swerve us into traffic, all the way to punching me and trashing my car with a couple old drinks and punching the ceiling. Lovely gal.
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Did it upset her that you didn’t know what “I’ll bite” means?
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Old 03-01-2018, 04:20 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I hate the idea of dog cloning and I would never do it. I lost 3 dogs in my life and it was awful. But there are so many cute dogs in the world who need a home.
Adopt one.
With 50000 dollars you could support a shelter and keep many cute homeless dogs alive.

If you clone a dog, it will not be the same as your old one
the same way as human twins are not the same person. The dog will only look like your old dog.
You can fall in love with a completely new dog as I did three times in my life. They were all rescue dogs and when you heart is open you will build a new connection.
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