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Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
Topic Author's Original Post - Apr 18, 2017 - 03:09am PT
I'm sick of hearing about and reading about all the Negative Nancy's complaining about everything under the sun.

This thread then is the place to drop some good news for a change.
Any kind is better than no kind!

I'll start;

PYONGYANG (The Borowitz Report)—In a major foreign-policy coup for the Trump Administration, North Korea offered to unconditionally abandon its nuclear program on Monday, after Mike Pence spent several minutes angrily squinting at the nation from just across the border.

Warning North Korea that the United States had jettisoned its policy of “strategic patience” and that “all options were on the table,” Pence fixed his steely glare on the isolated Communist nation and began furiously staring it down.

After Pence spent between five and six minutes demonstrating U.S. resolve by squinting indignantly, the government in Pyongyang released a statement indicating that North Korea’s nuclear ambitions were a thing of the past.

“We will henceforth abandon our nuclear program and dismantle all existing nuclear facilities,” read the official statement from North Korean President Kim Jong-un. “In exchange, we request that Mike Pence stop giving us that really mean look.”

Moments after the North Korean statement, Pence ordered his facial muscles to stand down, and the Vice-President’s face assumed a peacetime footing.

http://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/north-korea-offers-unconditional-surrender-after-mike-pence-angrily-squints-at-it


what da ya got?

little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Apr 18, 2017 - 03:39am PT
the Mariners have won four in a row
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Apr 18, 2017 - 04:58am PT
So far, the new series of Doctor Who, which started Saturday, kicks Ass!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 18, 2017 - 04:59am PT
March 30, 2017.

A cat missing from Denver since last June turned up at a construction site in Dallas this week.
It's been a long journey for Harvey the cat. A total of 794 miles, to be exact.
Construction workers found Harvey stuck in a 25-foot hole at their site in Highland Park, according to a post from the city of Dallas.
It took Dallas Animal Services about six hours to free the cat. He was caked in mud, but otherwise in good shape.
After being cleaned up, Animal Services found his microchip and located the owners in Denver.
No one knows how Harvey managed to travel so far, but his family is relieved to be reuniting with him.
The owners are flying to Dallas this weekend to bring Harvey home.
Harvey did Dallas but it seems to have gotten the better of him.
Harvey did Dallas but it seems to have gotten the better of him.
Credit: City of Dallas
Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 18, 2017 - 06:17am PT
Mariners, new Doc. Who and traveling cats now we're talk'in!!!!

It's out there folks, ya just gotta believe and it will come to you too.

Bring it!
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Apr 18, 2017 - 06:46am PT
This morning I woke up on this side of the lawn.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Apr 18, 2017 - 06:53am PT
I hope Harvey's happy back in Denver!
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
Apr 18, 2017 - 08:40am PT
California has water again. We are wiser and more grateful for the experience.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 18, 2017 - 08:48am PT
No wet blankets here!

Old news, but good enough to rebroadcast.
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=2920122&msg=2920122#msg2920122
Fritz

Social climber
Choss Creek, ID
Apr 18, 2017 - 09:03am PT
More good news! I showed Harley (the cat) the news about his cousin Harvey.

Harley was overjoyed about Harvey.

Credit: Fritz
i-b-goB

Social climber
Wise Acres
Apr 18, 2017 - 09:21am PT
The Facebook killer is off the streets for good!
kunlun_shan

Mountain climber
SF, CA
Apr 18, 2017 - 09:48am PT
It's snowing this morning in the Sierra. Kirkwood is closed, but there could be great backcountry skiing for the next month or two.
crankster

Trad climber
No. Tahoe
Apr 18, 2017 - 03:33pm PT
Bad news: we lost our armada headed to Korea.
Good news: it was found 3,500 miles away near Australia.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Apr 18, 2017 - 04:00pm PT
What Gary said +1. :)
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 18, 2017 - 08:12pm PT
I made a new friend today...
AND she's a Prairie Rattler!  WOOT!
AND she's a Prairie Rattler! WOOT!
Credit: Reilly
Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 18, 2017 - 08:22pm PT
Bad news: we lost our armada headed to Korea.
Good news: it was found 3,500 miles away near Australia.

nyuk nyuk...incompetence on a grand scale

Good News!
The temps are perfect for ripening tomatoes!

Ahh...like being wrapped in a warm blanket
Ahh...like being wrapped in a warm blanket
Credit: Delhi Dog
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Apr 18, 2017 - 08:29pm PT
Reilly, sure that's not a Panamint Rattler? Where'd you see it?
clinker

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, California
Apr 18, 2017 - 08:48pm PT

Service Animals
DOJ ADA Revised Regulations
Title II - State and Local Government
(Excerpts - Service Animals)
September 15, 2010
Effective 3/15/11


34.104 Definitions:
Service animal means any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability. Other species of animals, whether wild or domestic, trained or untrained, are not service animals for the purposes of this definition. The work or tasks performed by a service animal must be directly related to the handler's disability. Examples of work or tasks include, but are not limited to, assisting individuals who are blind or have low vision with navigation and other tasks, alerting individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing to the presence of people or sounds, providing non-violent protection or rescue work, pulling a wheelchair, assisting an individual during a seizure, alerting individuals to the presence of allergens, retrieving items such as medicine or the telephone, providing physical support and assistance with balance and stability to individuals with mobility disabilities, and helping persons with psychiatric and neurological disabilities by preventing or interrupting impulsive or destructive behaviors. The crime deterrent effects of an animal's presence and the provision of emotional support, well-being, comfort, or companionship do not constitute work or tasks for the purposes of this definition.
§ 35.136 Service animals
• (a) General. Generally, a public entity shall modify its policies, practices, or procedures to permit the use of a service animal by an individual with a disability.
• (b) Exceptions. A public entity may ask an individual with a disability to remove a service animal from the premises if-
 (1) The animal is out of control and the animal's handler does not take effective action to control it; or
 (2) The animal is not housebroken.
• (c) If an animal is properly excluded. If a public entity properly excludes a service animal under § 35.136(b), it shall give the individual with a disability the opportunity to participate in the service, program, or activity without having the service animal on the premises.
• (d) Animal under handler's control. A service animal shall be under the control of its handler. A service animal shall have a harness, leash, or other tether, unless either the handler is unable because of a disability to use a harness, leash, or other tether, or the use of a harness, leash, or other tether would interfere with the service animal's safe, effective performance of work or tasks, in which case the service animal must be otherwise under the handler's control (e.g., voice control, signals, or other effective means).
• (e) Care or supervision. A public entity is not responsible for the care or supervision of a service animal.
• (f) Inquiries. A public entity shall not ask about the nature or extent of a person's disability, but may make two inquiries to determine whether an animal qualifies as a service animal. A public entity may ask if the animal is required because of a disability and what work or task the animal has been trained to perform. A public entity shall not require documentation, such as proof that the animal has been certified, trained, or licensed as a service animal. Generally, a public entity may not make these inquiries about a service animal when it is readily apparent that an animal is trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability (e.g., the dog is observed guiding an individual who is blind or has low vision, pulling a person's wheelchair, or providing assistance with stability or balance to an individual with an observable mobility disability).
• (g) Access to areas of a public entity. Individuals with disabilities shall be permitted to be accompanied by their service animals in all areas of a public entity's facilities where members of the public, participants in services, programs or activities, or invitees, as relevant, are allowed to go.
• (h) Surcharges. A public entity shall not ask or require an individual with a disability to pay a surcharge, even if people accompanied by pets are required to pay fees, or to comply with other requirements generally not applicable to people without pets. If a public entity normally charges individuals for the damage they cause, an individual with a disability may be charged for damage caused by his or her service animal.
• (i) Miniature horses.
 (1) Reasonable modifications. A public entity shall make reasonable modifications in policies, practices, or procedures to permit the use of a miniature horse by an individual with a disability if the miniature horse has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of the individual with a disability.
 (2) Assessment factors. In determining whether reasonable modifications in policies, practices, or procedures can be made to allow a miniature horse into a specific facility, a public entity shall consider-
♣ (i) The type, size, and weight of the miniature horse and whether the facility can accommodate these features;
♣ (ii) Whether the handler has sufficient control of the miniature horse;
♣ (iii) Whether the miniature horse is housebroken; and
♣ (iv) Whether the miniature horse's presence in a specific facility compromises legitimate safety requirements that are necessary for safe operation.
 (C) Other requirements. Paragraphs 35.136 (c) through (h) of this section, which apply to service animals, shall also apply to miniature horses.

Yosomighty sent me a pdf of NPS rules, part of which discussed service animals. Being sensitive to his intellectual disability, I suggested he ask for an expansion of service animals to include either of the two pigs his family is raising (his boys are in 4H). He said he wasn't interested in the pigs but that he wants to board a plane one day with a rooster as his "service cock". I texted him later in the day asking what he expected lifespan of this service c*#k to be. It was embarrassingly short.
drF

Trad climber
usa
Apr 18, 2017 - 09:07pm PT
Beauty pic Reilly!

Rattlesnakes are such a gem.

I grew up in AZ.

Many strange size/color variations down there
10b4me

Mountain climber
Retired
Apr 18, 2017 - 09:15pm PT
Bill O'Reilly will be gone very soon.
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