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Meeting Room Two Answered

Set up for new members. (Hopefully no need to be PRO) 

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meandmytreasures (author)2010-02-11

Hopefully our newest member will be able to join us here.

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Hi there!  Yes, Lateral Thinker figured a way to get me in without being "PRO" yet. 

Actually, Asperger females are not that uncommon; they just pass for normal easier.  I can smoke them out with a book called "All Cats Have Aspergers" by Hoopmann.

I understand your preference for animals.  We still think like animals, unlike the neurotypical majority.  I agree with Temple Grandin on that.

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yeah from all I have been learning, I am thinking of changing my avatar to a chameleon.
Animals are just easier than humans in so many ways

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Once you understand them, they have fewer hangups....although the "horse world" (of ignorant owners)  has created horses with many severe psychological disorders, sadly

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Birds too! 4 of the birds I have came to me bald from the neck down because they had pulled out all their own feathers, but they are all doing well and fully feathered now, I have had them a long time.

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aye, I forgot to mention the two budgies we had,  the female was doing the same thing....pulling the feathers out of her chest area, but now that she is no longer under stress (from the former owners) she is doing fine.  Them male had been hand raised and was a bit more adjusted :-) 
 

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Lateral Thinker (author)Goodhart2010-02-15

 I once watched a parrot (Lilly) go nuts eating away the perch she was sitting on, until the bar broke apart and she ended up on the floor.

Once she was walking from the lounge, across the passage and into the dining room, her usual hang out.

but lying on the floor, in the passage, blocking her path was Cass the Alsatian, (she found us after apparently having been abandoned)

Cass was not going to move, and Lilly was not going around the long way (out another door, and in via the kitchen) so she bit Cass.

Cass moved quickly looking very hurt because she could not understand why good friends like Lilly on her  would bit each other. (Lilly was smaller than Cass's head.

The cats would snuggle up to Cass, and they would all sleep, and Cass would do her best to empty the cat bowl, you could always tell, when she used her big tongue to polish the empty bowl.

Cass's hobby was chasing cats, she never hurt them, and she was fair about it, always giving them a head start. Once I saw Cass siting next to Pumpkin Face who was on a low wall, PF was not interested in games, Cass was sitting there with a big smile, trying to provoke PF into running, so I gave Cass a hug, while PF sneaked off. (slowly, not running)

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I had a cockatoo at the store, that now lives in Montana with my brother that would run out into a room screaming and wings out, beak open and chase humans but if you didn't run or dance he got bored and went to his perch.

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LOL    My first reaction to a bird like that is normally to mimic it  :-)    It worked with an Emu once   :-)   We got to dancing and then I realized what She was doing, and I stepped away from that scene   LOL 

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Good thinking, Emu's are alot bigger than a cockatoo.

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Yeah, I had this sudden vision of trying to unload this massive bird trying to play piggie-back with me ;-)
 

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Not a fun visual, but I still think they are amazing birds. We had one at the local drive through game park that really like his reflection in my car.

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Yeah, there was one at an icecream place near us (along with a Llama and a few other exotics).  They always seemed quite curious (probably looking for food :-) 

The Llamas though had this nasty habit of spitting in your face if they felt threatened at all.

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Goodhart (author)Lateral Thinker2010-02-16

nah, even though the Emu is a big bird, it is smaller, not bigger then the ostrich

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Lateral Thinker (author)Goodhart2010-02-16

The Moa is extinct.

I got a news item somewhere saying that the female Moa very likely forced most of the males to leave, just keeping a few select specimens. But I wonder if the chosen few were happy, as the females were bigger and stronger.

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Goodhart (author)Lateral Thinker2010-02-16
It is much the same with Hyenas,  the female being quite a bit larger...that is one weird animal reproductively,  the hyena.....
 

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Lateral Thinker (author)Goodhart2010-02-17

 How long until they are extinct?

Could that be why there has never been a lady president running the USA?

Ladies, before reacting please note the strategically placed "?" in the previous line.

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Goodhart (author)Lateral Thinker2010-02-17
Emus?  or Hyenas?    Hyenas are being preserved in some reserves.  They have been mistakenly hunted in some areas as have wolves and foxes. 


Nah, in the hyena world,  she is boss, no question about it.  She gets first crack at the food, etc.  But the biological aspects of the offspring for the hyena are fascinating.   At first glance, if you don't take note of size, it is VERY hard to tell a male from a female.  They LOOK anatomically the same.  One has to get quite close (something not advised for wild hyenas) to see ANY difference. And then they are still quite slight.   Fascinating creatures....
 

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Goodhart (author)Tim Temple2010-02-16
Yeah, but birds are weird that way:  A cuckoo lays it's odd sized eggs in the nest of another, and the Momma bird just raises it, even though it is bigger and uglier then her real chicks, and even though it eventually pushed her real chicks out of the nest....she is completely oblivious to size or species :-)
 

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Tim Temple (author)Goodhart2010-02-17

Scientists in Antarctica often have penguins come and drop a rock at their feet.  That's their "come-on" signal.

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Goodhart (author)Tim Temple2010-02-17

Interesting....birds have to have some of the most involved "rituals" in that respect as I have seen some Really odd ones from time to time :-) 

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Courtship is a precarious thing.

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Goodhart (author)Lateral Thinker2010-02-15

A friend of mine had a German Wirehaired dog that loved to play with rabbits.  He never hurt them, but he too would give them a 2-3 second head start, and the with a few bounds, overtake them and flip them over while they were running, so that they'd tumble a bit, and start off in another direction....it was really comical to watch :-) 

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When I had my store we had neglected and/or abused birds coming in all the time that were crazy in one way or another.

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 Nooooo

We find it easier and safer to associate with pets, while I know people around here, also know lots of cats and dogs, they come running because I scratch them behind their ears, Ratbag wont eat until he has had 10-minutes of stroking first.

Two little dogs up the road used to rush down to tell me whenever the kids living there left the gate open, I would follow them back, they go back inside the gate, I pull it shut, they stick their heads back thru the bars, and I would stroke them, luckily I got two hands, BUT sometimes a 3rd older dog was outside too.

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lemonie (author)Lateral Thinker2010-02-13

I can work animals too - do you name them or not? I refuse to name animals.

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Tim Temple (author)lemonie2010-02-13

I know a fellow who started raising goats for sale.  His wife and three daughters named each of them.....  Last I heard, he had a goat plantation!

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lemonie (author)Tim Temple2010-02-13

I like eating goat, it;s super meat. But how do you stand on giving animals names?

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Tim Temple (author)lemonie2010-02-13

Being Aspergers I can shoot George or Suzy without any compunction -- so long as they are animals.  I'm an ovulactocarnovegetarian; I eat anything that doesn't eat me first!

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 I eat anything that doesn't eat me first!

Worm? maggot?

Being Aspergers I can shoot George or Suzy without any compunction

Is incorrect, as most Aspies will find that VERY hard to do, so you are Aspie with some non Aspie traits The MK3 version :-)

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rocks, gravel and dirt are strictly off my diet.

Did you know the figs are only fertilized by bugs?  That's why they have no flowers.  There are bugs in every fig you eat!

There are Aspergers in the military.  It is designed with us in mind.  You wear your specialty on your sleeve.  You repeat every order back.  you know what is expected.    I grew up on military bases.  Brilliant sargeants would get busted for doing something socially dumb all the time.

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I am going to forget you said that when my figs are ripe this year, because I love figs and aspie or not, I am still a girl. LOL

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NachoMahma (author)Tim Temple2010-02-15

> ovulactocarnovegetarian
.  ROFL! I've been around for over 50 years and never heard that one before. I love it.
.  According to Google, it's a neologism: "Your search - ovulactocarnovegetarian - did not match any documents"*. No wonder I never heard it before. ;)
 
*That's the first time I didn't get a "Did you mean..." message when I typed in something weird.

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Tim Temple (author)NachoMahma2010-02-15

The Latin course I took in 1965 finally pays off.

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 Tim, your spelling must be pretty good too?

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I'm good at spelling; my fingers are lousy at spellihng

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Goodhart (author)Tim Temple2010-02-16
I can relate there....I am not as good at spelling but can use spell-checkers, BUT my typing can be atroccious   LOL (atrocious) 
 

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yeah, I have a tough time because I have always tried to do everything perfect, and I get in a hurry and post and then when I read it, I cuss myself out for spelling , spacing etc.

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My right hand tends to get ahead of my left at times, no matter how much I try to slow down..... I have typed out a word, incorrectly spelled, as many as 8 times in a row, each time the SAME WAY.....talk about frustration !.....When I am hurrying, is when that kind of thing happens most though...

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My husband who can really type, calls me an advanced hunt and peck typer.

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Because of my line of work, I have to touch type....and as long as I don't use a typewriter (the backspace key is SOOOO nice on computer ;-)  and don't hurry, I am fine

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I was the only person in my class to fail typing not once but three times, I type fast but I have to look.

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I almost flunked high school typing -- not because I didn't try!  50 years later I find out why.  We learn things slow, but when we get it, we have it for life.  (except people's names).

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I took PERSONAL typing in school, because I did not think I'd become very fast.....glad I did:   20 wpm was a grade D, which meant back then, below standards but passable.  I just barely passed.  In business typing, that wouldn't even be ON the scale :-) 

But then, we were typing on MANUAL typewriters that had a key stroke of nearly 2 inches (each key needed to be depressed that far).   When we moved to "try" the new electric typwriters; the old kind that looked like a regular typewriter (not the one with the ball typeface), I would lay my fingers on the keys, and all the 8 letters I touched would fly up and mesh.   I couldn't use them.....took me  a  LONG time to learn not to rest all the weight of my hands on the keys  :-) 
 

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 I think thats most Aspies trouble

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Lateral Thinker (author)Goodhart2010-02-16

 I got a lady friend, whom knows nothing about computers, and 3 days ago she sat in front of my public use PC to do a email, and she was a natural touch typist, she has never used any keyboard before. She is very Bipolar, she has no skills like us, yet there she was touch typing 

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Goodhart (author)caitlinsdad2010-02-16

Yeah, I'm a sesquipedalian too :-) 

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