This is so true. If you have ever heard him speak, you see what an amazing solution he offers. It's stuff like what I have learned from him that have given me true hope. Withdrawl from a bad system can sometimes be the best option you have, but not in the case of food politics. Joe offers a much better option than withdrawl.
Originally Posted by fitmom
I agree with both statements.
Originally Posted by magnolia1973
I live with parrots. I have had them in my life for more than half my life. They live a long time. One of mine lived to be 22 years old. I have one that is currently living that is now 21 years old and another that is 18 years old. Parrots are more like humans than any animal I have ever lived with and unlike domesticated animals, they are wild animals. Tame, but still wild, never domesticated.
They express the same emotions any temper-tantrum-prone small child does and often in the same exact ways. Stomping the foot and screaming jealousy fits, for example. Jealousy is their most human-like emotion, but they also express curiosity and intent. By intent I mean they want something and they will find a way to get it even if it takes more than a day to do it. They will express love, but some parrots express it more affectionately like people and others don't do the affectionate thing.
Once you live with a wild animal for so many decades you learn its language and it becomes so obvious they are every bit as intelligent and full of the same emotions as humans, just in a different way. I get the feeling sometimes that they would eat me if they could. I also think they know what they are looking at when we cut up a whole chicken for dinner. One of my birds will eat chicken, in case you were wondering.
Female, 5'3", 48, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135.
Starting squat: 45lbs. Current squat: 145 x 4.