~*~ Pet Island ~*~
Reppin': light_urple
Are you a pet fan? A fan of pets? Do you kiss your pets more than you kiss people? Have you ever given a cat CPR? Do you sometimes wish you could have pot-bellied pig babies? You disgust me.

Humane way of putting down a fish - CHEEZball just wants to put an ailing betta out of its misery. How hard can that be? Well, if you care about NOT BEING CRUEL it's a little harder than freezing and flushing.

Ant Farm - jovial_cynic (yes, the same jovial_cynic that makes the cool welded figures in SA mart) found a surprise colony of ants hiding out and decided to make a cool ant farm. Creative and Creepy Crawly!

A depressing debate - If you were tearing up a deck and found the remains of someone's pet that had crawled up under it to die with a collar, would you contact the owners? If you were the owner, would you want closure? Cecil needs to decide what to do.

Rat FAQ? - Find out everything you ever wanted to know about rats as AlabasterChinchilla leads PI in the creation of a new Rat FAQ.

~*~The Official Pet Island Baby Animal Feel Good Thread of the Week~*~
Stray cat with kitten(s). - clyemne and Myok have been put on this earth to save baby kittens!

~*~ Debate and Discussion ~*~
Reppin': Yiggy
"With great power comes great responsibility." Knowledge is power, right? So smart people are really responsible? Now riddle me this: if these guys are so smart, why are they being so irresponsible with their time by debating things on the Internet all day? DEBATE THAT ONE, INTER-TOADS!!!!

"Bush is not a true conservative" - Some say that Bush's policies don't hold up to the conservative watermark, but is it too much to say hes not a true conservative?

Rich, Black, Flunking [long] - A scholar's look into a suburban, predominantly black school district and his conclusions have sparked calls of racism. Is there a pernicious culture of anti-intellectualism eroding an entire demographics socio-economic success?

Peak Oil: How Worried Should I Be? - Spin the wheel, make a deal. What will be the consequences of no more oil, post-apocalyptic dystopia, or business as usual plus a mule or two?

Is George W Bush the worst president? Let's compare. - Think Bush is the worst? Think Bush haters are just jumping on an overfilled bandwagon? Make your argument here for why Bush does or doesn't deserve a place on the list of worst US presidents in history.

Science News Megathread - Most Americans only care about Paris Hilton soaking her pillow with tears in prison, so unsurprisingly a lot of good science news slips through the cracks. D&Ders try to bring these stories back to the surface in this clearinghouse of science stories.

Guess which other thing you like is killing people in Africa - Hey, that looks like a tasty hershey bar you got there. Big chocolate fan eh? FAN OF CHOCOLATE DEATH?! Enjoy your cocoa treat.

~*~ The Firing Range ~*~
Reppin': Miso Beno
Have you ever been polishing your extensive gat collection, then stopped to longingly look at your keyboard and wish you could discuss cleaning your guns with somebody? Who hasn't? That's what I want to know.

Chechen Self Made Weapons - Rebels and insurgents from Chechnya have come up with some rather 'creative' solutions to their supply problems.

This is Why I Carry a Knife: Potential Life-Saving Tool - Austrian native, and former paramedic used his CRKT Pocket Knife to free a motorcycle accident victim and stabilize him long enough for an ambulance to arrive.

Gun-Control Advocate, Garen Wintemute visits Gun Shows - Guns sold at a GUN SHOW? MY GOD WHAT HAS THE WORLD COME TO?!

Project: Thumper - Our resident Fusil Automatique Leger expert, NightOps, shares his .44 AutoMag Carbine with the world for the first time.

NEW 7.62x54R U.S. Government Contract 147Gr. FMJ Ammo? B4Ctom1 managed to find a supplier of surplus new production 7.62x54R that was originally intended for Iraqi troops.

Girlfriend Jammed My Glock - Shawnotron is completely confused as to how his girlfriend limp wristed a subcompact Glock.

Dude Where's my XD - Some Celebrity owns a Springfield XD. Fan girls wet their panties.

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