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While this may sound like somebody is trolling iSteve with the perfect parody, this article is actually from the Seattle Times last month:

Cougar-attack victim S.J. Brooks was leader for inclusivity in bike community

Originally published May 24, 2018 at 1:39 pm Updated June 4, 2018 at 5:31 pm

Seattle’s cycling community took to social media to mourn the death of cyclist S.J. Brooks, who died after a cougar attack.

By Crystal Paul

Seattle Times travel and outdoors reporter

Seattle’s cycling community took to social media this week to mourn the death of cyclist S.J. Brooks, who died from a cougar attack near North Bend on Saturday.

Brooks, who used the pronoun “they,” was at the time riding with Izzy Sederbaum, who also suffered injuries but survived.

Brooks was the co-founder of the Seattle chapter of the Friends on Bikes organization, which is dedicated to “fostering a community for women of color who love riding bikes.” According to the Friends on Bikes website, Brooks had been riding bikes since childhood, “crushing down the Shunga Trail” in Kansas.

It seems that was when Brooks caught the bug, a passion they brought to everything from bike commuting in Montreal to serving on the board of directors of Boston’s Bikes Not Bombs organization …

Brooks was also involved in efforts to make the biking community a more welcoming and safe place for women, trans and nonbinary cyclists of color. …

Beyond Brooks’ critical work for social change, they are remembered as a kind and fun-loving person.

In case you are wondering, the Seattle they is a different they than the Berkeley they, Pablo Gomez.

 
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  1. In case you are wondering, the Seattle they is a different they than the Berkeley they, Pablo Gomez.

    No reason to wonder. They is plural. Pretty soon, we will all be they.

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    But will they be they predator, or they prey?
    , @anonymous
    They is the ones they have been waiting for.
    , @Autochthon
    That's what They say....

    https://youtu.be/0MFHuKlsu68
    , @Father O'Hara
    As Alice B. Toklas might say,when you meet they,there is no they...there.
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  2. Thea says:

    Boston has its own bomb building program?

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    Its either their baked beans or pressure cookers.
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  3. Anon[322] • Disclaimer says:

    Does this count as the third entry in the bicycle hate trilogy, or will there be another bicycle post later?

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    • Replies: @tyrone
    HEY! you're loving the bicycle posts as much as me! good times ,good times
    , @Pat Boyle
    When I was a kid I remember reading in one of the men's hunting and outdoors magazines that there had never been a verified case of a cougar attacking a human. I don't know if that was actually true. People today complain that Web isn't always authoritative. Well men's magazine were even less so.

    I hope it's true because I have cougars. Or I should say the City of Oakland thinks I have cougars. I've never seen one but there is a city has posted a sign warning people of the cougars. A couple years ago we had a lot of racoons. I mean a lot. I counted ten racoons on one of the redwoods next to my house. But I haven't seen a racoon in years. Maybe the cougars got them. There seem to be far fewer deer too. Now that I think of it my cat disappeared into the woods last year too.

    Maybe its time to worry about the big cats.
    , @Ghostrider
    No,
    actually it's the forth part of the trilogy.
    , @ThreeCranes
    If it is the last of the trilogy then can we move on to FIFA World Cup guys hamming it up on the turf because they stubbed their toes on the other guy's shin pad?

    Such histrionics, they should award oscars at the finale as consolation prizes.

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  4. Anon[322] • Disclaimer says:

    The Chicago Manual has anointed the reflexive pronoun “themself” in its latest edition.

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    Chicago Style for the Singular They
    http://cmosshoptalk.com/2017/04/03/chicago-style-for-the-singular-they/

    They as a substitute for the generic he
    {Whoever tallied the scores should add their own vote to the total.} => They should have added their own vote to the total tallied.

    So not completely inconsistent with how most people use pronouns.

    Whoever tallied the scores should add xyr own vote to the total. => Xe should have added xir own vote to the total tallied. Oddly the possessive of xe is split between xis and xyr, so the sexes.

    Should I be using Xe or Ze here?
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  5. Drive Nature out with a pitchfork, she’ll come right back,
    Victorious over your ignorant confident scorn.”

    ― Horace, The Epistles of Horace

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  6. snorlax says:
    @PiltdownMan

    In case you are wondering, the Seattle they is a different they than the Berkeley they, Pablo Gomez.
     
    No reason to wonder. They is plural. Pretty soon, we will all be they.

    But will they be they predator, or they prey?

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  7. These cougars can get very nasty if turned down.

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  8. We could use a lot more cougars and a lot fewer non binary cyclists of colour.

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  9. Giuseppe says:

    The Berkeley they spoke of traveling to Mexico for Dia de los Reyes (Epiphany), and sort of a rabbit trail, but I’m wondering what pronoun they use in Spanish, since that language forces the speaker to make an unenlightened choice of grammatical gender, either masculine or feminine, for third person plural pronouns (ellos or ellas).

    My guess is that while in Mexico they refrain from any sort of biological or grammatical gender ambiguity for reasons of personal safety, especially outside of Mexico City and Puerto Vallarta.

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  10. Sue D. Nim says: • Website

    Police condemn ‘appalling’ violence at cycle festival

    Police have condemned the “appalling” violence at a cycling festival in Greater Manchester that saw nine people hurt and eight men arrested.

    Thirty protesters stormed the Eritrean event at Curzon Ashton’s Tameside Stadium on Saturday, throwing bottles, food and beer kegs.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-44511779

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    why cant white "men" behave

    they aonly attack when they outmnumber people

    They are cowards

    No wonder white firgls CRAVE Men of Color
    , @El Dato

    It is thought the men were protesting against the Eritrean government.
     
    What?

    The Eritrean Cycle Festival was attended by hundreds of people, with singing, dancing and appearances from cyclists who appeared at the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo and 1960 Games in Rome.

     

    More like a get-together than a festival.

    Organiser Goitom Seyoum, 48, said: "This had nothing to do with politics - this was purely a celebration of Eritrean cycling.
     
    When did the world transmogrify into a permanent Monty Python sketch??
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  11. DFH says:

    Presumably, the underrepresenation of PoC in cycling is because slavemasters banned their chattel from owning bikes

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    DFH, my wife and I volunteering at an inner city soup kitchen. Bicycles seemed to be the preferred form of transportation, especially 24 inch Mongoose bikes.
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  12. bjdubbs says:

    Instead of staying and defending their friend, they fled and, ironically, saved their friend. Such beautiful karma.

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  13. Jake says:

    Perhaps the US Congress needs to declare cougars a racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic species for the crime against humanity of killing ‘they.’

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  14. Anonym says:

    Non-binary cyclists of color

    Maybe someone else can paste an image of a black clown on either a unicycle or a tricycle, I gave it my best shot.

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    • Replies: @JSM
    Is Henry Louis Gates enough of a clown?

    https://isteve.blogspot.com/2009/07/my-new-taki-column-gates-obama-and.html
    , @Anonym
    https://lh3.ggpht.com/_ialE7-GoQ48/SnCExl_A0SI/AAAAAAAAAcY/jUDrevfivU8/s288/1934.jpg

    Thanks to JSM!
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  16. anonymous[118] • Disclaimer says:
    @PiltdownMan

    In case you are wondering, the Seattle they is a different they than the Berkeley they, Pablo Gomez.
     
    No reason to wonder. They is plural. Pretty soon, we will all be they.

    They is the ones they have been waiting for.

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  17. Flip says:
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    Flip, yearly body counts of 700 blacks shot and killed will lower your population numbers.
    , @anonymous
    Dey be leavin'
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  18. “They” must have died in the SJW equivalent of a state of grace. “They” were even in the company of someone named “Izzy Sederbaum”. You just can’t top that. Having a member of the primus inter pares victim group on site as “their” soul leaves “their” wrongly assigned body can only help “their” case. Izzy Sederbaum can speak at “their” candlelight vigil and tell the crowd that, as S.J. Brooks was being mauled to death by a cougar, “they” finally get a sense of what it feels like every day to be Jewish in Trump’s America.

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    I think iSteve readers like you are better at keeping track of this victim grammar than the "theys" at this point
    , @Bies Podkrakowski
    That's beastly.
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  19. WJ says:

    It is interesting that Mr. Sailer is almost totally ignoring the only real topic of the day- the massive psyop underway for open borders.. It does make one wonder why?

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    • Replies: @Antlitz Grollheim
    Acknowledging a psyop on either side feeds into it. It only has an existence in peoples' minds.
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  20. Dr. X says:

    A queer, nonbinary cyclist of color who got eaten by a cougar just happened to be riding with… Izzy Sederbaum????

    Every. Single. Time.

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    • Replies: @Dissident

    A queer, nonbinary cyclist of color who got eaten by a cougar just happened to be riding with… Izzy Sederbaum????
     
    You just can't make stuff like that up, eh?

    Think of all the keystrokes a name like that saves...(Since "((( )))" would be redundant.)
    , @Thin-Skinned Masta-Beta
    NB:

    Pretty sure Sederbaum is a transman...

    http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/05/21/02/4C7BC51300000578-0-image-a-28_1526866960094.jpg

    https://d2g8igdw686xgo.cloudfront.net/30049052_15270263960_r.jpeg

    With 130 single men to 100 single women in crucial age brackets, as if the male / female ratio in Seattle couldn't get any worse...
    Not that I'm convinced that these particular individuals are any loss for desperate lonely Seattle bachelors.

    On the plus side, those 100 single women definitely include LOTS of freshly fabricated transwomen...

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  21. AndrewR says:

    Kansas, Montreal, Boston and Seattle? They sure was a rolling stone. But it’s good that they was inclusive of the hungry cougar. Too many people, including otherwise marginalized people of color like they, are discriminatory towards famished mountain lions. The bigotry must end.

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  22. Tyrion 2 says: • Website

    20 years ago, I imagine, the founder of “Friends on Bikes” would have shown more humour and called it “Dykes on Bikes”.

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    Dykes on Bikes was a real politically important group in Sa Francisco in the seventies. We had just returned to San Francisco from Washington DC. My wife at the time had just made the transition to management in Arlington Virginia. I was just out of grad school. We were looking for jobs at City Hall.

    So I went with her to an open meeting establishing some kind of city agency for women's issues. She was going to make a case for herself as its new head. But a loud obnoxious lesbian jumped up from "Dykes on Bikes" to present a rather more revolutionary approach. They were a motorcycle gang of bull dyke lesbians who advocated for homosexual rights decades before that became fashionable.

    My wife and I went elsewhere. She ran the SF YWCA and I ran the local epilepsy society organization. The real closely held political jobs in SF in those days were too crazy.
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  23. Anonymous[951] • Disclaimer says:

    Did you know that cougars are more closely related to domestic cats than they are related to lions?

    Apparently zoologists divide felines into two groupings ‘roaring cats’ and ‘purring cats’. Cougars purr, apparently.

    So, there’s the answer to that age-old question ‘how would your friendly neighborhood house-cat behave if it was scaled up in bodily proportions’.

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  24. Anonymous[951] • Disclaimer says:

    I never knew that Friskies (TM) have gone into the home delivery business.

    (Sorry).

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  25. Cat Chow says:

    Izzy Sederbaum demonstrated the efficacy of the old chestnut “I don’t need to outrun a mountain lion, I just need to outrun They.”

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    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    LOL
    , @pyrrhus
    And unfortunately for They, there was no Xi or Them that she could outrun...
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  26. anon[372] • Disclaimer says:

    The two bikers were attacked by the cougar and initially fought if off, but “they” panicked and ran off into the brush. The cougar broke off its attack on the second biker and pursued “they” into the woods and killed him.
    Not saying it was his fault he died, but if you are attacked by a cougar don’t split up.

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    Sounds like an anti-animal gun, like the Velodog revolvers of the early 2oth century century, would have been the difference between living and dying. A 9mm or .38Spl will do just fine in the current year. A little bit of planning could have had the human coming out on top.

    http://www.velodogs.com/
    , @Olorin
    Don't split up...and don't run. Run = prey. Make yourself big and loud and scary.

    Amazes me that two fully grown...I guess I can't say males...can't fight off a catamount. Around Pugetopolis they run around 125-150 lb. About the size of your average 12-y.o. black thug in Tacoma/Lakewood/southern King County.

    Speaking of size, here's SJ Brooks:

    https://media.necn.com/images/653*367/Cougar_Attack_Victim_Had_Boston_Ties.jpg

    I'm still waiting for word on how exactly he died. Obesity-related heart attack seems a good bet.
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  27. Dissident says:

    All emphasis of the words ‘men’, ‘male’, etc. in the below quotes is mine.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cougar_(slang)

    The term has been variously applied to women who pursue sexual relations with men more than eight years younger than they are,[4] and to women over the age of 50 who aggressively pursue sexual relations with men in their 20s or 30s.[2][5][6] However, the term can also refer to any female who has a male partner much younger than herself, regardless of age or age difference.[7][8]

    http://onlineslangdictionary.com/meaning-definition-of/cougar

    a middle-aged woman who seeks out much younger men for romance or physical intimacy.

    http://www.dictionary.com/browse/cougar

    cougar

    noun, plural cou·gars, (especially collectively) cou·gar.
    [...]
    2. Informal. an older woman who seeks sexual relationships with much younger men:

    (Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018)

    British Dictionary definitions for cougar
    cougar
    noun
    [...]
    2. US and Canadian slang a woman in her 30s or 40s who actively pursues casual sexual relationships with young men

    (Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012)

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    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3WnhX3TKqLU
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  28. Uh, not to speak ill of the dead here but how many return trips did the mountain lion take to consume They?

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    Uh, not to speak ill of the dead here but how many return trips did the mountain lion take to consume They?
     
    The cougar probably took one bite, spit it out, and left. Too many chemicals, preservatives, and emulsifiers in the flesh.
    , @Achmed E. Newman
    Out there in Washington State, many of those big cat have gone vegan now, you know, to fit in with the current year. I imagine he'd realized what he'd bitten into, spit it all out and just ate the seats, tires and brake pads. Bottom brackets are really hard to digest, take if from me. Unless you're a goat, in which case, anything goes!
    , @Brutusale
    The cat needed to invite some friends or bring the Tupperware.
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  29. Tiny Duck says:

    The fact that you losers make light of this tragedy tells one all they need to know

    You guys are not American and should be seported

    The way America should be rejects racism patriarchy and white supremacy

    We are going to tear down you statues

    eWe will implement hate speech laws

    your daughters will give birth to Children of Color

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    seported

    Seportism now!
    , @tyrone
    Sounds like war-talk to me ,tiny why so much hate?
    , @fish
    Ohs Tinys.....

    Donchu get all wurked up bout the "seported" talk agin....

    Lendstert "splainin teh politcal reealytees to tinys agin" Pittsnoggle
    , @fredyetagain aka superhonky
    "your daughters will give birth to Children of Color"

    And your mother gave birth to a complete idiot. Too bad she didn't take note of your extreme microcephaly and drown you.
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  30. alb says:

    My buddy and I had the ill fortune of coming across a cougar while mountain biking in Colorado about 7 years ago. Riding downhill on a singletrack trail, turned, a corner and it was right there on the trail, maybe 30 feet ahead. I picked up my bike and held it over my head. My buddy managed to bean it with a rock. The cougar ran about 30 feet up the mountain off trail and crouched behind a bush, eyes on us all the time. My buddy chucked a couple more rocks and the cougar took off up the mountain at brisk jog. We took off down the trail in the opposite direction. The next minute or two were probably the longest minutes of my life!

    I understand this guy got off his bike and ran into the woods. What kind of moron believes he (they?) can outrun a cougar? Darwin award granted.

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    I think they's plan was to outrun Izzy.
    , @Big Bill
    What was he planning to do in the woods? Climb a tree … to escape a cat?
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  31. unit472 says:

    Thank you for using the proper term ‘eaten’ and not ‘attacked’. I protested the same here in Florida when a 12 foot alligator recently dined on a lady walking her dogs along a ponds edge. The cougar and the alligator were not misogynists or acting out of malice. They were simply hunting for food and along came a meal.

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    The old-fashioned 'polite' euphemism in these cases of antro-predation is 'consumed' rather than the vulgar 'eaten'.
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  32. OT:

    Woke CEO of Intel, Brian Krzanich, who stopped sponsoring Science Talent Search in order to sponsor Woke Gender Diversity Bullshit, just got #metooed.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-06-21/intel-ceo-resigns-after-probe-finds-relationship-employee

    What’s the point of sponsoring all those woke events, when you still be fired for the woke sins? You might as well go full Trump.

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  33. BenKenobi says:

    You guys need to actually take a look at they. The memes are real. He reaches out to us.

    http://wtfbikexplorers.com/speaker/sj-brooks

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    It looks as if the cougar must have gotten a pretty good meal out of he/she/it.
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  34. PaceLaw says:

    So should we call Seattle they (RIP) and Berkeley they “them,” collectively?

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  35. tyrone says:

    The American mountain lion, what a beautiful animal,THEY gotta eat too!…….. fact, predation is good for the ecosystem.

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  36. PaceLaw says:

    You do have to admit that being eaten by a mountain lion is a hell of a way to go. Sounds a lot cooler than death by a stroke or cancer.

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    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    Pace, Hmmm, I don't know....Doctor," you have cancer." Patient, "How long do I have to live?" Victim, "How long will it take for you to eat me?" Cougar, "Not polite to talk with your mouth full."
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  37. qtl says: • Website

    >It seems that was when Brooks caught the bug,

    Indeed.

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  38. anonymous[211] • Disclaimer says:

    As Tony the Tiger once said … They’re GREAT!

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    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    LOL **2

    I will never run out of LOLs here. I make up my own, thank you very much (Ron).
    , @Simple Simon
    Shouldn't that be "They's GREAT!"
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  39. There once was a cyclist called They
    who was not even all that gay.
    He met a mean lion
    and then lay there dyin’,
    and that was they’s very last day.

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  40. Nature Rises Up! Revolt Against Modernity! Burn the Cities!

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    nuke seattle
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  41. Highlander says: • Website

    nonbinary cyclists of color

    I like it!

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  42. tyrone says:
    @Anon
    Does this count as the third entry in the bicycle hate trilogy, or will there be another bicycle post later?

    HEY! you’re loving the bicycle posts as much as me! good times ,good times

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  43. Anonymous[204] • Disclaimer says:

    Speaking of suprising a leftist, watch Jim Jefferies give the leftist the last word in his short YouTube about Jordan Peterson.

    Priceless!!!!!!!!!

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  44. It was a nonbinary cycle, not a lot of get up and go.

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  45. OT: Steve, looks like you’ve been sleeping on yet another racism-induced disparity between blacks and whites: The Sleep Gap.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/home/another-aspect-of-white-privilege-better-sleep/2018/06/18/c8f9277c-6423-11e8-99d2-0d678ec08c2f_story.html?utm_term=.23c21dd0e539

    Apparently, whitey just isn’t satisfied discriminating against blacks while their awake, we have to mess with their sleep as well. Whites get nearly an extra hour of sleep a night more than blacks. What’s more, whites spend 20% of their sleep time in deep sleep (the most restorative) vs. 15% for blacks.

    All this extra and better sleep allows whites to wake up with a lot more energy to be racist.

    As always, there are other factors that impact sleep such as level of education (IQ) and where you live (city dwellers get less sleep than suburbanites), but even accounting for SES, blacks sleep less than whites, which, of course, proves racism, right.

    The study is based on self-reported sleep histories of 146 teenagers from five NYC public schools because, you know, who’s more representative of the country than NYC teenagers going to public school.

    You got to love the explanation for using teenagers for the study:

    Using teenagers was especially helpful for Yip’s research because adolescence is typically when our brains develop enough to be able to form a racial identity. Yip says, “Seeing discrimination in the world as it happens to people of different racial, ethnic groups, as it happens to people in your own racial, ethnic groups, as it starts to happen to friends and family members and as well as yourself — all of those things require a pretty sophisticated cognitive understanding.”

    As teenagers start to process these events, they become more sensitive to discrimination, whether it’s a major traumatic event, such as not getting fair housing, or whether it’s a more mundane event, sometimes called a microaggression, such as an African American being ­complimented for being “very articulate.”

    So, you see, white racism causes stress for blacks, which then causes them to get less sleep, which leads to irritability, which increases the pain of white racism against them, which leads to even less sleep and on and on it goes. As a result, blacks are less well rested, which harms their academic performance, contributing to the Achievement Gap.

    Even more exciting for the researcher – Tiffany Yip, a pyschology professor at Fordham University – is that for once, Asians don’t screw up the results by being better than whites. In fact, Asians get the least sleep of any race. Apparently, white racists also cause this gap, but, sneaky racists that we are, we inflict a different type of racism on Asians vs blacks.

    “African American children experience discrimination from teachers and police officers and adults,” she says, referring to a 2009 study that appeared in Epidemiologic Reviews, the journal of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. “The Asian kids experience more discrimination from peers.”

    The reporter doesn’t seem to ask the fairly obvious question: If sleep is related to academic achievement, how come Asians outscore whites? Perhaps different racial and ethnic groups require different amounts of sleep to function at their best.

    Anyway, the article is a nice example of just how far we’ve regressed toward a Stalin-like world where everything – and I mean everything – is first viewed the lens of how it furthers the revolution.

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  46. sabril says:

    It’s a bit morbid, but did anyone notice that “they” is overweight, while their lean companion was able to escape the attack relatively unscathed? I wonder if predatory cats prefer high fat meals.

    It’s also possible, of course, that being obese makes it more difficult to flee from an attack.

    Another possibility is that being a “they” gives you the worst of both worlds. You freak out in survival situations while at the same time, men have little or no instinct to protect you.

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  47. Ian M. says:

    Obviously, cougars are not woke feminists like their African cousin and mammal of color, the spotted hyena.

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  48. anon[143] • Disclaimer says:

    Brooks was also involved in efforts to make the biking community a more welcoming and safe place for women, trans and nonbinary cyclists of color. …

    nonbinary cyclists of color — what does that even mean? Could someone please translate this into English for me?

    Her companion “Izzy Sederbaum” is actually a male. First the cougar attacked him, and he said he felt his entire head in the cougar’s mouth, she tried to run, the cougar dropped him and went after her instead. As soon as he saw the cougar going after her, he got back on his bike and took off. What a guy!

    He got to some place with cell signal and called the police. They later found the girl’s body next to the cougar in its den. The cougar was emaciated, 30 lbs. under weight. It was the first cougar attack in the US in 94 years! Even animals have had enough with the SJWs.

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    It was the first cougar attack in the US in 94 years!
     
    There are 3-4 fatal attacks/decade around the US. Non-fatal attacks happen almost annually. Any place where mountains come very close to civilization carries the risk. I believe someone was killed in Orange County CA about 10 years ago (like They, while mountain biking).
    , @dr kill
    Reminds me of the old skinny alligator joke,-- seems he shook the shit out of his meals before he ate them.
    , @Jack D

    It was the first cougar attack in the US in 94 years!
     
    It was the first fatal cougar attack in the state of Washington in 94 years.
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  49. Did the S.J. in the deceased’s name stand for social justice?

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  50. black sea says:

    Two for the price of one.

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  51. “fostering a community for women of color who love riding bikes.”

    Its more than just that…

    women of color and trans* and gender non-conforming people of color

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  52. Stick says:
    @Thea
    Boston has its own bomb building program?

    Its either their baked beans or pressure cookers.

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  53. Stick says:

    In my short cross country bicycle days the thing we worried about was farm dogs. We carried water pistols full of ammonia for the great escape.

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  54. Very forward thinking. Usually the lefty types (feminists especially) wait till they’ve died alone of old age before they’re eaten by their cats.

    The recent bike posts remind me that Steve is gradually moving away from incisive political analysis, and towards making Boomer Facebook Posts his main style of blog entry:
    Hey guys, wouldn’t be great if we grill out near the 18th hole, and listen to all that cool music of our youth. Did you know Joe Strummer was from a rich family? Man, these kids on bikes got no respect. You know, I saw that Falling Down with Michael Douglas again and it really got me thinking.

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    Usually the lefty types (feminists especially) wait till they’ve died alone of old age before they’re eaten by their cats.
     
    OK, one more LOL here.

    To JimDonBob, thanks for the laugh, and now I will try one too:

    A binary cyclist named They
    rode deep in the woods one gray day.
    When a malnourished cat
    said, "I've never seen that,
    but they may make some mighty fine prey".
     
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  55. This truly is Sailer’s World, we only abide herein.

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  56. She may have made dumb choices in pronouns but she had a sweet, open face and appears to have been a largely benign person, unlike Pablo Gomez. Y’all are just mean.

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    Y’all are just mean.
     
    Conceded.
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  57. Gunner says:

    Why are POC falling for all this trans nonsense more per capita then wypipo?

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  58. Dykes on bikes dates to the 1970′s. I don’t know how old you are Ty, but these crazies have been around much longer than most people think.

    https://www.dykesonbikes.org/history

    My dad’s buddy was making jokes about them when they first showed up in SF Gay parades.

    Anybody have a good inside history of those parades? Like who financed and organized them?

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  59. Spud Boy says:

    Last time I went into a bike shop, they asked me if I was heterosexual. I had to lie and claim I was, otherwise they were not going to sell me the bike.

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  60. George says:
    @Anon
    The Chicago Manual has anointed the reflexive pronoun "themself" in its latest edition.

    Chicago Style for the Singular They

    http://cmosshoptalk.com/2017/04/03/chicago-style-for-the-singular-they/

    They as a substitute for the generic he
    {Whoever tallied the scores should add their own vote to the total.} => They should have added their own vote to the total tallied.

    So not completely inconsistent with how most people use pronouns.

    Whoever tallied the scores should add xyr own vote to the total. => Xe should have added xir own vote to the total tallied. Oddly the possessive of xe is split between xis and xyr, so the sexes.

    Should I be using Xe or Ze here?

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  61. They, They , They, They, They call it stormy Monday

    But Tuesday is just as bad

    Wednesday is worse

    And Thursday is oh so sad

    The eagle flies on Friday

    Saturday we go out to play

    Sunday we go to church

    And we don’t listen to anything They say

    James Fenimore Cooper’s novel The Pioneers has a bit about mountain lions in New York state around the area of the present day Cooperstown.

    A mountain lion was killed by a car in Connecticut. They said it came from South Dakota, but I think They are just full of beans.

    There are mountain lions on the East Coast.

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  62. Being very familiar with the area, I followed this story when it first came out. After some back-and-forth, the 100-pound, emaciated cougar attacked the Jew. “They” ran away, instead of coming to the aid of his friend. The cougar – predator instincts triggered – then left the Jew and chased down and killed “They”.

    Many liberals I’ve known mock values like honor, valor et al. Maybe they (and “They”) both could have benefited from some “toxic masculinity.” That would have kept both of them alive. The West could also use some of this toxic masculinity if it wants to survive. But that’s another story…

    As an interesting side note, it’s virtually unheard of for cougars to attack full-grown/sized adults head-on (ie when the cougar knows its prey is aware of its presence – this is the only case I’ve heard of). Even other species of cats like to attack with the advantage of surprise, hence the backwards face masks used to ward of tigers in India. This cougar attacked not one but two ‘men’ head on. Usually they only attack either small children directly or large adults from the back by biting through the back of the neck. The likely explanation is that the cougar was emaciated.

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  63. Rod1963 says:

    So IOW a professional flaming liberal lesbian and political activist finally served a real purpose – she fed a hungry animal.

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  64. The news is pretty boring nowadays. It’s just the same stuff day after day. This is the fourth non-binary-bicyclist-eaten-by-wildlife story I’ve seen this week.

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    The news is pretty boring nowadays. It’s just the same stuff day after day. This is the fourth non-binary-bicyclist-eaten-by-wildlife story I’ve seen this week.
     
    Ho hum... or should I say Hu Hume ...

    ... just another same-old-same-old, cat bites man(?) story.
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  65. anonymous[270] • Disclaimer says: • Website

    OT: BREAKING NEWS

    *** FLASH ***

    Historic Emmett Till marker in Mississippi to be rededicated. http://strib.mn/2tvjb9U

    Also — This just in from Madrid, Spain … Generalissimo Fransico Franco still dead.

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    Anonymous, Mentioned this before, but Emmett Tills could still be #MeTooed
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  66. I wonder if they-all’s bicycle was non-binary? Did it have an odd number of wheels?

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  67. Two years ago, a Hindu Legal Immigrant…a Rutgers University student…..went for a nature walk into the Ramapo Mountains not too far from Rutgers. He came across a 700 pound male black bear who he videoed on his iphone. He was attacked and then eaten by this 700 pound male black bear. The image of this very large black bear was recorded on his iPhone moments before his death…go google it.

    Moral of the story:The Hindu Americans are appropriating NJ black bear living and breeding space for Hindu American living and breeding space in NJ….they are all over NJ…the Hindus and Sihks.

    As they say in the Real Estate bizzness:Real Estate….they ain’t making anymore of it.

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    NJ has a huge bear issue exacerbated by the liberal state government not allowing enough bear hunting and a lack of hunters, who have been leaving the state in droves because of high taxation and gun control laws. Enough SJCs get eaten by bears, they may back off.
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  68. Wow, Gender issues, Bicycling and Animal Rights. Now that’s intersectionality!

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  69. Thomm says:

    Nature is supposed to re-assert itself. A cougar is far less likely to attack a 200-pound man than some fat women with no upper body strength (the cougars can tell which is which).

    Almost none of the last 20 cougar attacks were against a strongish man. The prey was always a woman, child, or soyboy.

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  70. anonymous[185] • Disclaimer says:

    Spandex could be potentially hazardous for a lion’s digestive system. Perhaps it won’t try repeating this since this type of prey probably made it sick. It’s not clear why there’s any effort needed to make biking “more welcoming” since nothing more than being on one is required. I ride one but didn’t realize I was supposed to be part of some imaginary “community”.

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  71. Thomm says:
    @Alec Leamas
    Uh, not to speak ill of the dead here but how many return trips did the mountain lion take to consume They?

    Uh, not to speak ill of the dead here but how many return trips did the mountain lion take to consume They?

    The cougar probably took one bite, spit it out, and left. Too many chemicals, preservatives, and emulsifiers in the flesh.

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  72. They Are Out To Get Us

    They Have Declared A WAR ON WHITEY

    They Must Be Stopped

    They Are Using Mass Legal Immigration And Illegal Immigration As A Demographic Weapon To Attack The European Christian Ancestral Core Of The United States

    The Democrats Have Abandoned The Barbara Jordan Worldview On Immigration

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  73. Anon[183] • Disclaimer says:

    Sounds like an anti- Semitic cougar, maybe {they} are right, everyone and everything is against them.

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  74. OFF TOPIC

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  75. ATate says:

    It sounds like a shitty way to die, even for someone so mentally unstable.

    Hopefully we’ll get some more posts celebrating gruesome deaths of retards here at iSteve.

    Better than golf?

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    Better than golf?
     
    Yes. Well said!
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  76. Pat Boyle says:
    @Tyrion 2
    20 years ago, I imagine, the founder of "Friends on Bikes" would have shown more humour and called it "Dykes on Bikes".

    Dykes on Bikes was a real politically important group in Sa Francisco in the seventies. We had just returned to San Francisco from Washington DC. My wife at the time had just made the transition to management in Arlington Virginia. I was just out of grad school. We were looking for jobs at City Hall.

    So I went with her to an open meeting establishing some kind of city agency for women’s issues. She was going to make a case for herself as its new head. But a loud obnoxious lesbian jumped up from “Dykes on Bikes” to present a rather more revolutionary approach. They were a motorcycle gang of bull dyke lesbians who advocated for homosexual rights decades before that became fashionable.

    My wife and I went elsewhere. She ran the SF YWCA and I ran the local epilepsy society organization. The real closely held political jobs in SF in those days were too crazy.

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  77. The story makes you wonder, what with these nonbinary people and all, whether there was a discussion on who was supposed to protect who/whom with chivalry and shit. There was probably quite the discussion. In the meantime, those big cats don’t have time for that crap and he probably leapt from 10 ft. away right on top of “them”.

    I’ve been in those mountains and always wanted to catch a glimpse of those big cats. One can carry a gun in the National Parks now. That’s a good thing, but of course I’d never want to shoot one of those cats unless I absolutely had to. What beautiful creatures!

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  78. @Alec Leamas
    Uh, not to speak ill of the dead here but how many return trips did the mountain lion take to consume They?

    Out there in Washington State, many of those big cat have gone vegan now, you know, to fit in with the current year. I imagine he’d realized what he’d bitten into, spit it all out and just ate the seats, tires and brake pads. Bottom brackets are really hard to digest, take if from me. Unless you’re a goat, in which case, anything goes!

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  79. OFF TOPIC

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  80. Pat Boyle says:

    When I was a kid I remember reading in one of the men’s hunting and outdoors magazines that there had never been a verified case of a cougar attacking a human. I don’t know if that was actually true. People today complain that Web isn’t always authoritative. Well men’s magazine were even less so.

    I hope it’s true because I have cougars. Or I should say the City of Oakland thinks I have cougars. I’ve never seen one but there is a city has posted a sign warning people of the cougars. A couple years ago we had a lot of racoons. I mean a lot. I counted ten racoons on one of the redwoods next to my house. But I haven’t seen a racoon in years. Maybe the cougars got them. There seem to be far fewer deer too. Now that I think of it my cat disappeared into the woods last year too.

    Maybe its time to worry about the big cats.

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    When I was a kid I remember reading in one of the men’s hunting and outdoors magazines that there had never been a verified case of a cougar attacking a human. I don’t know if that was actually true. People today complain that Web isn’t always authoritative. Well men’s magazine were even less so.
     
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fatal_cougar_attacks_in_North_America

    Cougar attacks on humans are quite rare but they do happen now and then. Cougars have pretty much been driven out of most densely populated areas (people don't like having their pet/livestock/children eat by large cats) but more humans are venturing into cougar mountain habitats on mountain bikes, skis, jogging, etc. Even so, cougars are rarely even sighted by humans let alone attacking them, since they are mostly nocturnal hunters and most humans are not in the woods at night. The one that ate "they" was found to be emaciated - maybe it was infected with parasites or maybe there was some local shortage of game which made it desperate enough to come out during the day and hunt humans, both of which are very atypical.
    , @It's All Ball Bearings
    I grew up in So Orange Cty CA. One morning I got up to go to HS and looked out my room window. A cougar and her cubs were in our backyard trying to get at our pet rabbits. A bang on the window startled the cougar to drop a rabbit. I sprinted to the yard with a baseball bat but reached the cougars as they were hopping back over the fence. Animal control found the den across the road but couldn't remove cougars until the cubs were old enough.
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  81. who used the pronoun “they”

    Me too. I’m also known to use the articles “an” and “the”, besides some 20,000 other English words I employ as needed.

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  82. Jason Liu says:
    @Daniel Chieh
    Nature Rises Up! Revolt Against Modernity! Burn the Cities!

    nuke seattle

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  83. “It kills they”?

    “Dyke on bike killed by wild hairy pussy”?

    “Big pussy swallows man without penis”?

    Anyway, I hope the cat is okay. Eating a “they” can’t possibly be healthy for anything. Can “they” be prosecuted posthumously for poisoning wildlife?

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  84. Anon[109] • Disclaimer says:

    OT/

    Twitter is a very entertaining website:

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  85. I wonder if, being a weird guy, he didn’t ask for it by doing something stupid like trying to befriend that cat.

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  87. Lot says:

    Supreme Court says states can collect sales taxes on businesses without any local operations. Amazon stock unaffected, in fact at its all time high still, around $850 billion in value.

    Does seem like it would be bad for Amazon since they charge sales tax for their own products, Amazon approved third party sellers often don’t.

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    Does seem like it would be bad for Amazon since they charge sales tax for their own products, Amazon approved third party sellers often don’t.

     

    Shorting Amazon?
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  88. Jack D says:
    @Pat Boyle
    When I was a kid I remember reading in one of the men's hunting and outdoors magazines that there had never been a verified case of a cougar attacking a human. I don't know if that was actually true. People today complain that Web isn't always authoritative. Well men's magazine were even less so.

    I hope it's true because I have cougars. Or I should say the City of Oakland thinks I have cougars. I've never seen one but there is a city has posted a sign warning people of the cougars. A couple years ago we had a lot of racoons. I mean a lot. I counted ten racoons on one of the redwoods next to my house. But I haven't seen a racoon in years. Maybe the cougars got them. There seem to be far fewer deer too. Now that I think of it my cat disappeared into the woods last year too.

    Maybe its time to worry about the big cats.

    When I was a kid I remember reading in one of the men’s hunting and outdoors magazines that there had never been a verified case of a cougar attacking a human. I don’t know if that was actually true. People today complain that Web isn’t always authoritative. Well men’s magazine were even less so.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fatal_cougar_attacks_in_North_America

    Cougar attacks on humans are quite rare but they do happen now and then. Cougars have pretty much been driven out of most densely populated areas (people don’t like having their pet/livestock/children eat by large cats) but more humans are venturing into cougar mountain habitats on mountain bikes, skis, jogging, etc. Even so, cougars are rarely even sighted by humans let alone attacking them, since they are mostly nocturnal hunters and most humans are not in the woods at night. The one that ate “they” was found to be emaciated – maybe it was infected with parasites or maybe there was some local shortage of game which made it desperate enough to come out during the day and hunt humans, both of which are very atypical.

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    Cougars and black bears and wolves are expanding their territory, not just being encroached upon. They follow in the track of coyotes.

    Around here, they coyotes came a few decades back. Then 10 years ago, we started getting bobcats. Doubt we will ever get cougars or bears due to too large a gap between our suburbs and nearest confirmed cougar/bear habitat. In which habitat, their populations are growing. Can;t see wolves getting down here.
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  89. Pat Boyle says:
    @Anon
    Does this count as the third entry in the bicycle hate trilogy, or will there be another bicycle post later?

    When I was a kid I remember reading in one of the men’s hunting and outdoors magazines that there had never been a verified case of a cougar attacking a human. I don’t know if that was actually true. People today complain that Web isn’t always authoritative. Well men’s magazine were even less so.

    I hope it’s true because I have cougars. Or I should say the City of Oakland thinks I have cougars. I’ve never seen one but there is a city has posted a sign warning people of the cougars. A couple years ago we had a lot of racoons. I mean a lot. I counted ten racoons on one of the redwoods next to my house. But I haven’t seen a racoon in years. Maybe the cougars got them. There seem to be far fewer deer too. Now that I think of it my cat disappeared into the woods last year too.

    Maybe its time to worry about the big cats.

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  90. roo_ster says:
    @Jack D

    When I was a kid I remember reading in one of the men’s hunting and outdoors magazines that there had never been a verified case of a cougar attacking a human. I don’t know if that was actually true. People today complain that Web isn’t always authoritative. Well men’s magazine were even less so.
     
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fatal_cougar_attacks_in_North_America

    Cougar attacks on humans are quite rare but they do happen now and then. Cougars have pretty much been driven out of most densely populated areas (people don't like having their pet/livestock/children eat by large cats) but more humans are venturing into cougar mountain habitats on mountain bikes, skis, jogging, etc. Even so, cougars are rarely even sighted by humans let alone attacking them, since they are mostly nocturnal hunters and most humans are not in the woods at night. The one that ate "they" was found to be emaciated - maybe it was infected with parasites or maybe there was some local shortage of game which made it desperate enough to come out during the day and hunt humans, both of which are very atypical.

    Cougars and black bears and wolves are expanding their territory, not just being encroached upon. They follow in the track of coyotes.

    Around here, they coyotes came a few decades back. Then 10 years ago, we started getting bobcats. Doubt we will ever get cougars or bears due to too large a gap between our suburbs and nearest confirmed cougar/bear habitat. In which habitat, their populations are growing. Can;t see wolves getting down here.

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  91. Samizdat says:

    someone needs to get this cougar on some PReP….ASAP!

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  92. Bill P says:

    Cougars don’t like bicycles. Or else they remind them of prey. Either way they seem to attack cyclists at higher rates than hikers.

    As hunting loses popularity, there will likely be an increase in the cougar population. There are deer all over Western Washington, which means plenty of cougar food.

    BTW, if approached by an aggressive cougar, you should stand up to it and not run. First, there’s no way you can outrun a cougar, and secondly he’ll just think you’re acting like dinner.

    It’s best to grab the nearest weapon and stand your ground. A couple middle aged women here in Washington were approached by a growling cougar some time ago, and one of them whacked him on the head with a walking stick until he left them alone. That’s how you deal with them.

    If you can see them coming, that is. Poor they probably got ambushed and killed with a neck bite.

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    "BTW, if approached by an aggressive cougar, you should stand up to it and not run. First, there’s no way you can outrun a cougar, and secondly he’ll just think you’re acting like dinner."

    Standing up straight usually deters attacks by other big cats such as leopards and tigers. Their normal prey animals are horizontally oriented, so a human standing upright confuses them.
    , @Jack D
    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/cougar-attack-washington-victim-sj-brooks-friend-isaac-sederbaum/

    "They" apparently supposedly the right thing but the cougar ate "them" anyway. They's friend Izzy was skinnier/faster so he pedaled away after being bitten (in order to "call for help"). Izzy did not stick around, giving the cougar plenty of time to eat them (when the police got there he was still chowing down on them). A friend in need is a friend indeed.
    , @AnotherDad

    BTW, if approached by an aggressive cougar, you should stand up to it and not run. First, there’s no way you can outrun a cougar, and secondly he’ll just think you’re acting like dinner.
     
    Excellent advice.

    With cougars make yourself look big. If you have something with you, hold it up to look even bigger. Act like you're going to be trouble. (Which you could be--carrying not a bad option.) Do not run, like a deer or you could meet a deer's fate.

    My impression is that most cougar kills have been small game--kids--on the suburban/rural fringe. But probably there are a few adult hiker kills as well.

    ~~~

    BTW, don't know what the heck is going on with predators in Washington. But the rabbits are all over the place this year. It's crazy, you be standing in your front yard chatting with a neighbor and can see several running around folks' yards, turn around and a couple more are scampering across the street. On the trails, you're lucky if you don't kick one. (Ok, that's an exaggeration, they do seem to get out of the way at the last second, but they've become much more non-chalant about doing it.) Yet, I haven't seen a single coyote out on my walks since we came back. I guess maybe it's so easy they don't have to--the rabbits come to them.
    , @Jack D

    they seem to attack cyclists at higher rates than hikers.
     
    Possibly there are more mountain bikers than hikers riding into mountain lion habitat.

    The other possibility is that the speed of the bikers confuses the lions - they associate that level of speed with deer and expect humans (which they generally avoid) to be slower.
    , @Anonymous
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yd0zqD3FYlA
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  93. @Anon
    Does this count as the third entry in the bicycle hate trilogy, or will there be another bicycle post later?

    No,
    actually it’s the forth part of the trilogy.

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  94. Achilles says:

    In case you are wondering, the Seattle they is a different they than the Berkeley they, Pablo Gomez.

    Ebonics is already ahead of the curve in grammar evolution:

    “They was eaten by a cougar.”

    But what word are we to use when speaking of more than one singular ‘they’? Theys?

    “Theys were both oppressive bicycle privilegists, but only one received social justice from an underprivileged cougar.”

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    Ebonics is already ahead of the curve in grammar evolution:

    “They was eaten by a cougar.”
     

    Jesus....learn to speak the Kangz english already!

    It's ...“They be ate by a cougar muthafucker.”

    Remember...."muthafucker" just be punktuashun in Ebonics.

    , @Harry Baldwin
    Yeah, I'm wondering if S.J. Brooks was originally named S.J. Brook, but added the "s" to go with the "they."
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  95. @Tiny Duck
    The fact that you losers make light of this tragedy tells one all they need to know

    You guys are not American and should be seported

    The way America should be rejects racism patriarchy and white supremacy

    We are going to tear down you statues

    eWe will implement hate speech laws

    your daughters will give birth to Children of Color

    seported

    Seportism now!

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    you are a bananana or you are pretending to be Asian

    either way you suckf


    You need to read Marie Lu and watch the Fung brohters
    , @snorlax
    But you have to admit, your daughters will give birth to Children of Color.
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  96. tyrone says:
    @Tiny Duck
    The fact that you losers make light of this tragedy tells one all they need to know

    You guys are not American and should be seported

    The way America should be rejects racism patriarchy and white supremacy

    We are going to tear down you statues

    eWe will implement hate speech laws

    your daughters will give birth to Children of Color

    Sounds like war-talk to me ,tiny why so much hate?

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  97. Dave Pinsen says: • Website

    There’s a “they” character in Showtime’s otherwise great series Billions, which, whatever – presumably if they made money, they’d be tolerated – but the unrealistic part is other character calling her “they” when she’s not around. With one exception: a murderous Russian oligarch.

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  98. @Cat Chow
    Izzy Sederbaum demonstrated the efficacy of the old chestnut "I don't need to outrun a mountain lion, I just need to outrun They."

    LOL

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  99. anonymous[227] • Disclaimer says:
    @Lot
    Supreme Court says states can collect sales taxes on businesses without any local operations. Amazon stock unaffected, in fact at its all time high still, around $850 billion in value.

    Does seem like it would be bad for Amazon since they charge sales tax for their own products, Amazon approved third party sellers often don't.

    Does seem like it would be bad for Amazon since they charge sales tax for their own products, Amazon approved third party sellers often don’t.

    Shorting Amazon?

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  100. @anon
    The two bikers were attacked by the cougar and initially fought if off, but "they" panicked and ran off into the brush. The cougar broke off its attack on the second biker and pursued "they" into the woods and killed him.
    Not saying it was his fault he died, but if you are attacked by a cougar don't split up.

    Sounds like an anti-animal gun, like the Velodog revolvers of the early 2oth century century, would have been the difference between living and dying. A 9mm or .38Spl will do just fine in the current year. A little bit of planning could have had the human coming out on top.

    http://www.velodogs.com/

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  101. Anonymous[117] • Disclaimer says:
    @unit472
    Thank you for using the proper term 'eaten' and not 'attacked'. I protested the same here in Florida when a 12 foot alligator recently dined on a lady walking her dogs along a ponds edge. The cougar and the alligator were not misogynists or acting out of malice. They were simply hunting for food and along came a meal.

    The old-fashioned ‘polite’ euphemism in these cases of antro-predation is ‘consumed’ rather than the vulgar ‘eaten’.

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  102. Here’s an image of the bleached, gnawed-upon bones of a genderqueer activist…and it is BEAUTIFUL!

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  103. @ATate
    It sounds like a shitty way to die, even for someone so mentally unstable.

    Hopefully we’ll get some more posts celebrating gruesome deaths of retards here at iSteve.

    Better than golf?

    Better than golf?

    Yes. Well said!

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  104. JSM says:
    @Anonym

    Non-binary cyclists of color
     
    Maybe someone else can paste an image of a black clown on either a unicycle or a tricycle, I gave it my best shot.
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  105. @anonymous
    As Tony the Tiger once said … They’re GREAT!

    LOL **2

    I will never run out of LOLs here. I make up my own, thank you very much (Ron).

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  106. fish says:
    @Tiny Duck
    The fact that you losers make light of this tragedy tells one all they need to know

    You guys are not American and should be seported

    The way America should be rejects racism patriarchy and white supremacy

    We are going to tear down you statues

    eWe will implement hate speech laws

    your daughters will give birth to Children of Color

    Ohs Tinys…..

    Donchu get all wurked up bout the “seported” talk agin….

    Lendstert “splainin teh politcal reealytees to tinys agin” Pittsnoggle

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  107. @DFH
    Presumably, the underrepresenation of PoC in cycling is because slavemasters banned their chattel from owning bikes

    DFH, my wife and I volunteering at an inner city soup kitchen. Bicycles seemed to be the preferred form of transportation, especially 24 inch Mongoose bikes.

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  108. Cougars, taking the “trans” out of transportation.

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    Hahahaa! Youse guys are getting funnier even than the Zerohedge commenters, and that's a big compliment.
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  109. Anonymous[117] • Disclaimer says:

    Perhaps the most beautiful and charismatic indigenous animal of the North American land mass.

    The Cougar, that is.

    Apparently, when the Bald Eagle was adopted as the emblem of the fledgling Republic, (no pun intended), one of the founding fathers complained, (sacrilege!), that the Bald Eagle was a well known robber of other birds and beasts and a small time carrion feeder.

    Perhaps the Cougar should have got the job – and the attendant respect due.

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    Apparently, when the Bald Eagle was adopted as the emblem of the fledgling Republic, (no pun intended), one of the founding fathers complained, (sacrilege!), that the Bald Eagle was a well known robber of other birds and beasts and a small time carrion feeder.
     
    IIRC, it was Ben Franklin. He proposed the turkey.
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  110. fish says:
    @Achilles

    In case you are wondering, the Seattle they is a different they than the Berkeley they, Pablo Gomez.

     

    Ebonics is already ahead of the curve in grammar evolution:

    "They was eaten by a cougar."

    But what word are we to use when speaking of more than one singular 'they'? Theys?

    "Theys were both oppressive bicycle privilegists, but only one received social justice from an underprivileged cougar."

    Ebonics is already ahead of the curve in grammar evolution:

    “They was eaten by a cougar.”

    Jesus….learn to speak the Kangz english already!

    It’s …“They be ate by a cougar muthafucker.”

    Remember….“muthafucker” just be punktuashun in Ebonics.

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  111. @Flip
    O/T
    Blacks leaving Chicago

    https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/cook-county-black-population-continues-to-decline-census-data/

    Flip, yearly body counts of 700 blacks shot and killed will lower your population numbers.

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  112. Good kitty.

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  113. @Cagey Beast
    "They" must have died in the SJW equivalent of a state of grace. "They" were even in the company of someone named "Izzy Sederbaum". You just can't top that. Having a member of the primus inter pares victim group on site as "their" soul leaves "their" wrongly assigned body can only help "their" case. Izzy Sederbaum can speak at "their" candlelight vigil and tell the crowd that, as S.J. Brooks was being mauled to death by a cougar, "they" finally get a sense of what it feels like every day to be Jewish in Trump's America.

    I think iSteve readers like you are better at keeping track of this victim grammar than the “theys” at this point

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  114. @WJ
    It is interesting that Mr. Sailer is almost totally ignoring the only real topic of the day- the massive psyop underway for open borders.. It does make one wonder why?

    Acknowledging a psyop on either side feeds into it. It only has an existence in peoples’ minds.

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    I don't whether it helps to tell people how they're being manipulated, but I'm going to keep doing it.
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  115. @Buffalo Joe
    Cougars, taking the "trans" out of transportation.

    Hahahaa! Youse guys are getting funnier even than the Zerohedge commenters, and that’s a big compliment.

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    Ach, thank you.
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  116. @TelfoedJohn
    Very forward thinking. Usually the lefty types (feminists especially) wait till they’ve died alone of old age before they’re eaten by their cats.

    The recent bike posts remind me that Steve is gradually moving away from incisive political analysis, and towards making Boomer Facebook Posts his main style of blog entry:
    Hey guys, wouldn’t be great if we grill out near the 18th hole, and listen to all that cool music of our youth. Did you know Joe Strummer was from a rich family? Man, these kids on bikes got no respect. You know, I saw that Falling Down with Michael Douglas again and it really got me thinking.

    Usually the lefty types (feminists especially) wait till they’ve died alone of old age before they’re eaten by their cats.

    OK, one more LOL here.

    To JimDonBob, thanks for the laugh, and now I will try one too:

    A binary cyclist named They
    rode deep in the woods one gray day.
    When a malnourished cat
    said, “I’ve never seen that,
    but they may make some mighty fine prey”.

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  117. @PaceLaw
    You do have to admit that being eaten by a mountain lion is a hell of a way to go. Sounds a lot cooler than death by a stroke or cancer.

    Pace, Hmmm, I don’t know….Doctor,” you have cancer.” Patient, “How long do I have to live?” Victim, “How long will it take for you to eat me?” Cougar, “Not polite to talk with your mouth full.”

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  118. @FactsAreImportant
    The news is pretty boring nowadays. It's just the same stuff day after day. This is the fourth non-binary-bicyclist-eaten-by-wildlife story I've seen this week.

    The news is pretty boring nowadays. It’s just the same stuff day after day. This is the fourth non-binary-bicyclist-eaten-by-wildlife story I’ve seen this week.

    Ho hum… or should I say Hu Hume …

    … just another same-old-same-old, cat bites man(?) story.

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  119. @Citizen of a Silly Country
    OT: Steve, looks like you've been sleeping on yet another racism-induced disparity between blacks and whites: The Sleep Gap.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/home/another-aspect-of-white-privilege-better-sleep/2018/06/18/c8f9277c-6423-11e8-99d2-0d678ec08c2f_story.html?utm_term=.23c21dd0e539

    Apparently, whitey just isn't satisfied discriminating against blacks while their awake, we have to mess with their sleep as well. Whites get nearly an extra hour of sleep a night more than blacks. What's more, whites spend 20% of their sleep time in deep sleep (the most restorative) vs. 15% for blacks.

    All this extra and better sleep allows whites to wake up with a lot more energy to be racist.

    As always, there are other factors that impact sleep such as level of education (IQ) and where you live (city dwellers get less sleep than suburbanites), but even accounting for SES, blacks sleep less than whites, which, of course, proves racism, right.

    The study is based on self-reported sleep histories of 146 teenagers from five NYC public schools because, you know, who's more representative of the country than NYC teenagers going to public school.

    You got to love the explanation for using teenagers for the study:

    Using teenagers was especially helpful for Yip’s research because adolescence is typically when our brains develop enough to be able to form a racial identity. Yip says, “Seeing discrimination in the world as it happens to people of different racial, ethnic groups, as it happens to people in your own racial, ethnic groups, as it starts to happen to friends and family members and as well as yourself — all of those things require a pretty sophisticated cognitive understanding.”

    As teenagers start to process these events, they become more sensitive to discrimination, whether it’s a major traumatic event, such as not getting fair housing, or whether it’s a more mundane event, sometimes called a microaggression, such as an African American being ­complimented for being “very articulate.”
     
    So, you see, white racism causes stress for blacks, which then causes them to get less sleep, which leads to irritability, which increases the pain of white racism against them, which leads to even less sleep and on and on it goes. As a result, blacks are less well rested, which harms their academic performance, contributing to the Achievement Gap.

    Even more exciting for the researcher - Tiffany Yip, a pyschology professor at Fordham University - is that for once, Asians don't screw up the results by being better than whites. In fact, Asians get the least sleep of any race. Apparently, white racists also cause this gap, but, sneaky racists that we are, we inflict a different type of racism on Asians vs blacks.

    "African American children experience discrimination from teachers and police officers and adults," she says, referring to a 2009 study that appeared in Epidemiologic Reviews, the journal of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. “The Asian kids experience more discrimination from peers.”
     
    The reporter doesn't seem to ask the fairly obvious question: If sleep is related to academic achievement, how come Asians outscore whites? Perhaps different racial and ethnic groups require different amounts of sleep to function at their best.

    Anyway, the article is a nice example of just how far we've regressed toward a Stalin-like world where everything - and I mean everything - is first viewed the lens of how it furthers the revolution.

    Citi, Buffalo Common Council voted Tuesday to award $1.2 million to 12 white firefighters passed over for promotion because black firefighters couldn’t score high enough on the promotion exam. Another reason for blacks to lose sleep.

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    Citi, Buffalo Common Council voted Tuesday to award $1.2 million to 12 white firefighters passed over for promotion because black firefighters couldn’t score high enough on the promotion exam. Another reason for blacks to lose sleep.
     
    $100K a piece? That's really chickenshit for not getting a promotion. Would barely cover the pay differential for a few years, much less higher pension payments that go on for years in retirement.

    Compare to Gretchen Carlson walking off with $20m because Roger Ailes propositioned her and wanted to look at her ass. Male sexual interest that, of course, pretty much all female TV reporters--most females--in fact cultivate to get ahead. (Most female TV reporters are where they are precisely by being better looking--or otherwise more attention getting--than the competition.)

    Some "crimes"--"sexist environment"--get big bucks, others--not getting a promotion because you're white--not so much.
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  120. @anonymous
    OT: BREAKING NEWS

    *** FLASH ***

    Historic Emmett Till marker in Mississippi to be rededicated. http://strib.mn/2tvjb9U

    Also — This just in from Madrid, Spain … Generalissimo Fransico Franco still dead.

    Anonymous, Mentioned this before, but Emmett Tills could still be #MeTooed

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    Oh no, you see, a couple years back hero journalists with a video camera went to a nursing home and badgered a 93-year-old woman with Alzheimers until she ADMITTED that the "wolf whistle" was a LIE!
    , @Jack D
    How many MeTooers know about Emmett Till's father? His story is usually not mentioned when recounting the life of St. Till of blessed memory.
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  121. prosa123 says: • Website
    @Bill P
    Cougars don't like bicycles. Or else they remind them of prey. Either way they seem to attack cyclists at higher rates than hikers.

    As hunting loses popularity, there will likely be an increase in the cougar population. There are deer all over Western Washington, which means plenty of cougar food.

    BTW, if approached by an aggressive cougar, you should stand up to it and not run. First, there's no way you can outrun a cougar, and secondly he'll just think you're acting like dinner.

    It's best to grab the nearest weapon and stand your ground. A couple middle aged women here in Washington were approached by a growling cougar some time ago, and one of them whacked him on the head with a walking stick until he left them alone. That's how you deal with them.

    If you can see them coming, that is. Poor they probably got ambushed and killed with a neck bite.

    “BTW, if approached by an aggressive cougar, you should stand up to it and not run. First, there’s no way you can outrun a cougar, and secondly he’ll just think you’re acting like dinner.”

    Standing up straight usually deters attacks by other big cats such as leopards and tigers. Their normal prey animals are horizontally oriented, so a human standing upright confuses them.

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  122. Clyde says:

    I will grant the author five additional SJW Pokemon points for using the brain dead word “passion” in the original article. Two additional points for using “cycling community”. America would be a third rate Uganda or Uruguay without our tens of millions of passionate peoples, theys and LGBTWTFs.

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  123. @Pat Boyle
    When I was a kid I remember reading in one of the men's hunting and outdoors magazines that there had never been a verified case of a cougar attacking a human. I don't know if that was actually true. People today complain that Web isn't always authoritative. Well men's magazine were even less so.

    I hope it's true because I have cougars. Or I should say the City of Oakland thinks I have cougars. I've never seen one but there is a city has posted a sign warning people of the cougars. A couple years ago we had a lot of racoons. I mean a lot. I counted ten racoons on one of the redwoods next to my house. But I haven't seen a racoon in years. Maybe the cougars got them. There seem to be far fewer deer too. Now that I think of it my cat disappeared into the woods last year too.

    Maybe its time to worry about the big cats.

    I grew up in So Orange Cty CA. One morning I got up to go to HS and looked out my room window. A cougar and her cubs were in our backyard trying to get at our pet rabbits. A bang on the window startled the cougar to drop a rabbit. I sprinted to the yard with a baseball bat but reached the cougars as they were hopping back over the fence. Animal control found the den across the road but couldn’t remove cougars until the cubs were old enough.

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  124. @Anon
    Does this count as the third entry in the bicycle hate trilogy, or will there be another bicycle post later?

    If it is the last of the trilogy then can we move on to FIFA World Cup guys hamming it up on the turf because they stubbed their toes on the other guy’s shin pad?

    Such histrionics, they should award oscars at the finale as consolation prizes.

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  125. Sigh, Why couldn’t it have been a Black Panther?

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  126. Tiny Duck says:
    @Sue D. Nim
    Police condemn 'appalling' violence at cycle festival

    Police have condemned the "appalling" violence at a cycling festival in Greater Manchester that saw nine people hurt and eight men arrested.

    Thirty protesters stormed the Eritrean event at Curzon Ashton's Tameside Stadium on Saturday, throwing bottles, food and beer kegs.

    www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-44511779

    why cant white “men” behave

    they aonly attack when they outmnumber people

    They are cowards

    No wonder white firgls CRAVE Men of Color

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    I've never seen or heard of this thing,white firgls. Are they rare?,were can I find one?
    , @duncsbaby
    It was Eritreans doing the "protesting," Tiny Duck. The only whites there were policemen leading the troubled youfs away in handcuffs.
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  127. Tiny Duck says:
    @Daniel Chieh
    seported

    Seportism now!

    you are a bananana or you are pretending to be Asian

    either way you suckf

    You need to read Marie Lu and watch the Fung brohters

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    you are a bananana
     
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8N_tupPBtWQ&t=5s&iv_load_policy=3
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsaTElBljOE
    , @Daniel Chieh
    I am not a banana, I am a meat popsticle.
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  128. Anonymous[352] • Disclaimer says:

    The return of big predators to North America, like the return of old diseases and the return of lawless frontiers, is just another sign of civilisational decline.

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  129. JimB says:

    Yummo — Fancy Feast Hipster in bloody gravy. Trader Joe’s should add extra taurine to their to their frozen vegan entrees so mountain lions get all the essential amino acids.

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  130. @PiltdownMan

    In case you are wondering, the Seattle they is a different they than the Berkeley they, Pablo Gomez.
     
    No reason to wonder. They is plural. Pretty soon, we will all be they.

    That’s what They say….

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  131. @Tiny Duck
    The fact that you losers make light of this tragedy tells one all they need to know

    You guys are not American and should be seported

    The way America should be rejects racism patriarchy and white supremacy

    We are going to tear down you statues

    eWe will implement hate speech laws

    your daughters will give birth to Children of Color

    “your daughters will give birth to Children of Color”

    And your mother gave birth to a complete idiot. Too bad she didn’t take note of your extreme microcephaly and drown you.

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    I think Tinny is the only commenter here that gives out reading assignments.
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  132. anonymous[176] • Disclaimer says:
    @Flip
    O/T
    Blacks leaving Chicago

    https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/cook-county-black-population-continues-to-decline-census-data/

    Dey be leavin’

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  133. @anonymous
    As Tony the Tiger once said … They’re GREAT!

    Shouldn’t that be “They’s GREAT!”

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  134. Culling they herd.

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  135. snorlax says:
    @Buffalo Joe
    Anonymous, Mentioned this before, but Emmett Tills could still be #MeTooed

    Oh no, you see, a couple years back hero journalists with a video camera went to a nursing home and badgered a 93-year-old woman with Alzheimers until she ADMITTED that the “wolf whistle” was a LIE!

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    Snorlax, missed that .
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  136. @Cagey Beast
    "They" must have died in the SJW equivalent of a state of grace. "They" were even in the company of someone named "Izzy Sederbaum". You just can't top that. Having a member of the primus inter pares victim group on site as "their" soul leaves "their" wrongly assigned body can only help "their" case. Izzy Sederbaum can speak at "their" candlelight vigil and tell the crowd that, as S.J. Brooks was being mauled to death by a cougar, "they" finally get a sense of what it feels like every day to be Jewish in Trump's America.

    That’s beastly.

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  137. From Human Biodiversity to Human Bicycle Diversity.

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  139. Jack D says:
    @Bill P
    Cougars don't like bicycles. Or else they remind them of prey. Either way they seem to attack cyclists at higher rates than hikers.

    As hunting loses popularity, there will likely be an increase in the cougar population. There are deer all over Western Washington, which means plenty of cougar food.

    BTW, if approached by an aggressive cougar, you should stand up to it and not run. First, there's no way you can outrun a cougar, and secondly he'll just think you're acting like dinner.

    It's best to grab the nearest weapon and stand your ground. A couple middle aged women here in Washington were approached by a growling cougar some time ago, and one of them whacked him on the head with a walking stick until he left them alone. That's how you deal with them.

    If you can see them coming, that is. Poor they probably got ambushed and killed with a neck bite.

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/cougar-attack-washington-victim-sj-brooks-friend-isaac-sederbaum/

    “They” apparently supposedly the right thing but the cougar ate “them” anyway. They’s friend Izzy was skinnier/faster so he pedaled away after being bitten (in order to “call for help”). Izzy did not stick around, giving the cougar plenty of time to eat them (when the police got there he was still chowing down on them). A friend in need is a friend indeed.

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  140. @Bill P
    Cougars don't like bicycles. Or else they remind them of prey. Either way they seem to attack cyclists at higher rates than hikers.

    As hunting loses popularity, there will likely be an increase in the cougar population. There are deer all over Western Washington, which means plenty of cougar food.

    BTW, if approached by an aggressive cougar, you should stand up to it and not run. First, there's no way you can outrun a cougar, and secondly he'll just think you're acting like dinner.

    It's best to grab the nearest weapon and stand your ground. A couple middle aged women here in Washington were approached by a growling cougar some time ago, and one of them whacked him on the head with a walking stick until he left them alone. That's how you deal with them.

    If you can see them coming, that is. Poor they probably got ambushed and killed with a neck bite.

    BTW, if approached by an aggressive cougar, you should stand up to it and not run. First, there’s no way you can outrun a cougar, and secondly he’ll just think you’re acting like dinner.

    Excellent advice.

    With cougars make yourself look big. If you have something with you, hold it up to look even bigger. Act like you’re going to be trouble. (Which you could be–carrying not a bad option.) Do not run, like a deer or you could meet a deer’s fate.

    My impression is that most cougar kills have been small game–kids–on the suburban/rural fringe. But probably there are a few adult hiker kills as well.

    ~~~

    BTW, don’t know what the heck is going on with predators in Washington. But the rabbits are all over the place this year. It’s crazy, you be standing in your front yard chatting with a neighbor and can see several running around folks’ yards, turn around and a couple more are scampering across the street. On the trails, you’re lucky if you don’t kick one. (Ok, that’s an exaggeration, they do seem to get out of the way at the last second, but they’ve become much more non-chalant about doing it.) Yet, I haven’t seen a single coyote out on my walks since we came back. I guess maybe it’s so easy they don’t have to–the rabbits come to them.

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    But the rabbits are all over the place this year.
     
    Rabbits with their large litters and short (30 day) gestation period can breed... uh.. like rabbits. It's not unusual for them to undergo a periodic population explosion when conditions are favorable until something (disease, predators, limited food supply) brings their numbers crashing back down again. In order for rabbit numbers to remain stable, maybe 97% of rabbits that are born have to die prematurely. If something bring the death rate down even a few % points then the number of rabbits starts to grow geometrically in a matter of months.
    , @Brutusale
    The rabbits have been a plague on the local gardeners for the past few of years. I live near a conservation area, and coyotes began to appear in 2016. This year brought our first red fox sighting.

    Nature is dogged in maintaining the food chain.
    , @Bill P
    Yes, the cottontails are everywhere. I've actually seen and heard plenty of coyotes this year. The owls are also having a field day with the rabbits.

    I don't know why we aren't allowed to hunt the rabbits here in the summer. It's a stupid rule. I'd be out with a .22 once a week to bag some rabbits and make a stew. Given their numbers, it wouldn't take long to bag a half dozen of them. They're pretty small so you'd need a few to feed a family of five.
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  141. Jack D says:
    @Bill P
    Cougars don't like bicycles. Or else they remind them of prey. Either way they seem to attack cyclists at higher rates than hikers.

    As hunting loses popularity, there will likely be an increase in the cougar population. There are deer all over Western Washington, which means plenty of cougar food.

    BTW, if approached by an aggressive cougar, you should stand up to it and not run. First, there's no way you can outrun a cougar, and secondly he'll just think you're acting like dinner.

    It's best to grab the nearest weapon and stand your ground. A couple middle aged women here in Washington were approached by a growling cougar some time ago, and one of them whacked him on the head with a walking stick until he left them alone. That's how you deal with them.

    If you can see them coming, that is. Poor they probably got ambushed and killed with a neck bite.

    they seem to attack cyclists at higher rates than hikers.

    Possibly there are more mountain bikers than hikers riding into mountain lion habitat.

    The other possibility is that the speed of the bikers confuses the lions – they associate that level of speed with deer and expect humans (which they generally avoid) to be slower.

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  142. El Dato says:
    @Sue D. Nim
    Police condemn 'appalling' violence at cycle festival

    Police have condemned the "appalling" violence at a cycling festival in Greater Manchester that saw nine people hurt and eight men arrested.

    Thirty protesters stormed the Eritrean event at Curzon Ashton's Tameside Stadium on Saturday, throwing bottles, food and beer kegs.

    www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-44511779

    It is thought the men were protesting against the Eritrean government.

    What?

    The Eritrean Cycle Festival was attended by hundreds of people, with singing, dancing and appearances from cyclists who appeared at the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo and 1960 Games in Rome.

    More like a get-together than a festival.

    Organiser Goitom Seyoum, 48, said: “This had nothing to do with politics – this was purely a celebration of Eritrean cycling.

    When did the world transmogrify into a permanent Monty Python sketch??

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  143. Jack D says:
    @Buffalo Joe
    Anonymous, Mentioned this before, but Emmett Tills could still be #MeTooed

    How many MeTooers know about Emmett Till’s father? His story is usually not mentioned when recounting the life of St. Till of blessed memory.

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    Actually the exploits of Emmett Till's daddy (being a rapist hung by US Army in WW II) were chronicled about the time of Jr's demise by Confidential Magazine (a trendsetter amongst trendsetters).
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  144. Anon[121] • Disclaimer says: • Website

    Cougar: “He, she, or they, it’s just lunch to me. And I’m inclusive. I include ‘they’ in my tum tum.”

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  145. Jack D says:
    @AnotherDad

    BTW, if approached by an aggressive cougar, you should stand up to it and not run. First, there’s no way you can outrun a cougar, and secondly he’ll just think you’re acting like dinner.
     
    Excellent advice.

    With cougars make yourself look big. If you have something with you, hold it up to look even bigger. Act like you're going to be trouble. (Which you could be--carrying not a bad option.) Do not run, like a deer or you could meet a deer's fate.

    My impression is that most cougar kills have been small game--kids--on the suburban/rural fringe. But probably there are a few adult hiker kills as well.

    ~~~

    BTW, don't know what the heck is going on with predators in Washington. But the rabbits are all over the place this year. It's crazy, you be standing in your front yard chatting with a neighbor and can see several running around folks' yards, turn around and a couple more are scampering across the street. On the trails, you're lucky if you don't kick one. (Ok, that's an exaggeration, they do seem to get out of the way at the last second, but they've become much more non-chalant about doing it.) Yet, I haven't seen a single coyote out on my walks since we came back. I guess maybe it's so easy they don't have to--the rabbits come to them.

    But the rabbits are all over the place this year.

    Rabbits with their large litters and short (30 day) gestation period can breed… uh.. like rabbits. It’s not unusual for them to undergo a periodic population explosion when conditions are favorable until something (disease, predators, limited food supply) brings their numbers crashing back down again. In order for rabbit numbers to remain stable, maybe 97% of rabbits that are born have to die prematurely. If something bring the death rate down even a few % points then the number of rabbits starts to grow geometrically in a matter of months.

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  146. J1234 says:

    We have mountain lions in our state, and the rule of thumb is to not walk alone at dusk out in the country, which I do a lot. I’m kind of surprised that one of these cats was able to kill somebody on a bike, especially someone who had a fellow cyclist along. A bike makes a person look bigger and faster, and mountain lions are sometimes known for being easily intimidated by the humans they intend to attack. That’s why the signs in Colorado say back away slowly or play dead for a bear but be aggressive towards an attacking puma.

    I carry a pistol on my hikes, but sometimes it’s only a .380, which I doubt is really enough for one of these critters. 9mm or .38 +P would be better, and .357 optimum. I’d actually prefer .40, though, because of the much greater capacity.

    The chance of getting killed by a mountain lion is far less than being killed by a bear. I think there have only been like 30 fatal attacks in the US and Canada over the last 100 years or so. And a lot of those have been children, small adolescents or elderly folks. The problem is that a significant proportion of those fatalities have occurred in the last 25 years. I’d be interested to find out if the victim and “their” friend were riding close together or separated by 10 yards or more. My prayers go out to the victim’s loved ones, fellow riders and neighbors.

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  147. @Buffalo Joe
    Citi, Buffalo Common Council voted Tuesday to award $1.2 million to 12 white firefighters passed over for promotion because black firefighters couldn't score high enough on the promotion exam. Another reason for blacks to lose sleep.

    Citi, Buffalo Common Council voted Tuesday to award $1.2 million to 12 white firefighters passed over for promotion because black firefighters couldn’t score high enough on the promotion exam. Another reason for blacks to lose sleep.

    $100K a piece? That’s really chickenshit for not getting a promotion. Would barely cover the pay differential for a few years, much less higher pension payments that go on for years in retirement.

    Compare to Gretchen Carlson walking off with $20m because Roger Ailes propositioned her and wanted to look at her ass. Male sexual interest that, of course, pretty much all female TV reporters–most females–in fact cultivate to get ahead. (Most female TV reporters are where they are precisely by being better looking–or otherwise more attention getting–than the competition.)

    Some “crimes”–”sexist environment”–get big bucks, others–not getting a promotion because you’re white–not so much.

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    How dare you insinuate that Miss America 1988 Gretchen Carlson's looks had ANYTHING WHATSOEVER to do with her success! Do you think that Ms. Carlson would ever put herself on display like a piece of beef on the hoof to be judged at the state fair? She is a serious journalist.

    https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_scale,f_auto,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/1301525162679502113.png
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  148. @PiltdownMan

    In case you are wondering, the Seattle they is a different they than the Berkeley they, Pablo Gomez.
     
    No reason to wonder. They is plural. Pretty soon, we will all be they.

    As Alice B. Toklas might say,when you meet they,there is no they…there.

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  149. snorlax says:
    @Daniel Chieh
    seported

    Seportism now!

    But you have to admit, your daughters will give birth to Children of Color.

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    I first need to have the necessary step of having daughters. Hopefully next one.
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  150. Jack D says:
    @AnotherDad

    Citi, Buffalo Common Council voted Tuesday to award $1.2 million to 12 white firefighters passed over for promotion because black firefighters couldn’t score high enough on the promotion exam. Another reason for blacks to lose sleep.
     
    $100K a piece? That's really chickenshit for not getting a promotion. Would barely cover the pay differential for a few years, much less higher pension payments that go on for years in retirement.

    Compare to Gretchen Carlson walking off with $20m because Roger Ailes propositioned her and wanted to look at her ass. Male sexual interest that, of course, pretty much all female TV reporters--most females--in fact cultivate to get ahead. (Most female TV reporters are where they are precisely by being better looking--or otherwise more attention getting--than the competition.)

    Some "crimes"--"sexist environment"--get big bucks, others--not getting a promotion because you're white--not so much.

    How dare you insinuate that Miss America 1988 Gretchen Carlson’s looks had ANYTHING WHATSOEVER to do with her success! Do you think that Ms. Carlson would ever put herself on display like a piece of beef on the hoof to be judged at the state fair? She is a serious journalist.

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  151. Brutusale says:
    @Alec Leamas
    Uh, not to speak ill of the dead here but how many return trips did the mountain lion take to consume They?

    The cat needed to invite some friends or bring the Tupperware.

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  152. snorlax says:
    @Tiny Duck
    you are a bananana or you are pretending to be Asian

    either way you suckf


    You need to read Marie Lu and watch the Fung brohters

    you are a bananana

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  153. tyrone says:
    @Tiny Duck
    why cant white "men" behave

    they aonly attack when they outmnumber people

    They are cowards

    No wonder white firgls CRAVE Men of Color

    I’ve never seen or heard of this thing,white firgls. Are they rare?,were can I find one?

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  154. Dissident says:
    @Dr. X
    A queer, nonbinary cyclist of color who got eaten by a cougar just happened to be riding with... Izzy Sederbaum????

    Every. Single. Time.

    A queer, nonbinary cyclist of color who got eaten by a cougar just happened to be riding with… Izzy Sederbaum????

    You just can’t make stuff like that up, eh?

    Think of all the keystrokes a name like that saves…(Since “((( )))” would be redundant.)

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  155. @snorlax
    But you have to admit, your daughters will give birth to Children of Color.

    I first need to have the necessary step of having daughters. Hopefully next one.

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  157. @anon

    Brooks was also involved in efforts to make the biking community a more welcoming and safe place for women, trans and nonbinary cyclists of color. …
     
    nonbinary cyclists of color -- what does that even mean? Could someone please translate this into English for me?

    Her companion "Izzy Sederbaum" is actually a male. First the cougar attacked him, and he said he felt his entire head in the cougar's mouth, she tried to run, the cougar dropped him and went after her instead. As soon as he saw the cougar going after her, he got back on his bike and took off. What a guy!

    He got to some place with cell signal and called the police. They later found the girl's body next to the cougar in its den. The cougar was emaciated, 30 lbs. under weight. It was the first cougar attack in the US in 94 years! Even animals have had enough with the SJWs.

    It was the first cougar attack in the US in 94 years!

    There are 3-4 fatal attacks/decade around the US. Non-fatal attacks happen almost annually. Any place where mountains come very close to civilization carries the risk. I believe someone was killed in Orange County CA about 10 years ago (like They, while mountain biking).

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  158. @fredyetagain aka superhonky
    "your daughters will give birth to Children of Color"

    And your mother gave birth to a complete idiot. Too bad she didn't take note of your extreme microcephaly and drown you.

    I think Tinny is the only commenter here that gives out reading assignments.

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  159. Brutusale says:
    @AnotherDad

    BTW, if approached by an aggressive cougar, you should stand up to it and not run. First, there’s no way you can outrun a cougar, and secondly he’ll just think you’re acting like dinner.
     
    Excellent advice.

    With cougars make yourself look big. If you have something with you, hold it up to look even bigger. Act like you're going to be trouble. (Which you could be--carrying not a bad option.) Do not run, like a deer or you could meet a deer's fate.

    My impression is that most cougar kills have been small game--kids--on the suburban/rural fringe. But probably there are a few adult hiker kills as well.

    ~~~

    BTW, don't know what the heck is going on with predators in Washington. But the rabbits are all over the place this year. It's crazy, you be standing in your front yard chatting with a neighbor and can see several running around folks' yards, turn around and a couple more are scampering across the street. On the trails, you're lucky if you don't kick one. (Ok, that's an exaggeration, they do seem to get out of the way at the last second, but they've become much more non-chalant about doing it.) Yet, I haven't seen a single coyote out on my walks since we came back. I guess maybe it's so easy they don't have to--the rabbits come to them.

    The rabbits have been a plague on the local gardeners for the past few of years. I live near a conservation area, and coyotes began to appear in 2016. This year brought our first red fox sighting.

    Nature is dogged in maintaining the food chain.

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  160. @Achilles

    In case you are wondering, the Seattle they is a different they than the Berkeley they, Pablo Gomez.

     

    Ebonics is already ahead of the curve in grammar evolution:

    "They was eaten by a cougar."

    But what word are we to use when speaking of more than one singular 'they'? Theys?

    "Theys were both oppressive bicycle privilegists, but only one received social justice from an underprivileged cougar."

    Yeah, I’m wondering if S.J. Brooks was originally named S.J. Brook, but added the “s” to go with the “they.”

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  161. @Dissident
    All emphasis of the words 'men', 'male', etc. in the below quotes is mine.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cougar_(slang)


    The term has been variously applied to women who pursue sexual relations with men more than eight years younger than they are,[4] and to women over the age of 50 who aggressively pursue sexual relations with men in their 20s or 30s.[2][5][6] However, the term can also refer to any female who has a male partner much younger than herself, regardless of age or age difference.[7][8]
     
    http://onlineslangdictionary.com/meaning-definition-of/cougar

    a middle-aged woman who seeks out much younger men for romance or physical intimacy.
     
    http://www.dictionary.com/browse/cougar

    cougar

    noun, plural cou·gars, (especially collectively) cou·gar.
    [...]
    2. Informal. an older woman who seeks sexual relationships with much younger men:
     

    (Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018)

    British Dictionary definitions for cougar
    cougar
    noun
    [...]
    2. US and Canadian slang a woman in her 30s or 40s who actively pursues casual sexual relationships with young men
     
    (Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012)

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    Stan Adams:

    Were Mae and Gore Vidal ever an item?
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  162. @Anonymous
    Perhaps the most beautiful and charismatic indigenous animal of the North American land mass.

    The Cougar, that is.

    Apparently, when the Bald Eagle was adopted as the emblem of the fledgling Republic, (no pun intended), one of the founding fathers complained, (sacrilege!), that the Bald Eagle was a well known robber of other birds and beasts and a small time carrion feeder.

    Perhaps the Cougar should have got the job - and the attendant respect due.

    Apparently, when the Bald Eagle was adopted as the emblem of the fledgling Republic, (no pun intended), one of the founding fathers complained, (sacrilege!), that the Bald Eagle was a well known robber of other birds and beasts and a small time carrion feeder.

    IIRC, it was Ben Franklin. He proposed the turkey.

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  163. Here’s a picture of Izzy and They and the Bad Kitty

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  164. @Dr. X
    A queer, nonbinary cyclist of color who got eaten by a cougar just happened to be riding with... Izzy Sederbaum????

    Every. Single. Time.

    NB:

    Pretty sure Sederbaum is a transman…

    With 130 single men to 100 single women in crucial age brackets, as if the male / female ratio in Seattle couldn’t get any worse…
    Not that I’m convinced that these particular individuals are any loss for desperate lonely Seattle bachelors.

    On the plus side, those 100 single women definitely include LOTS of freshly fabricated transwomen…

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    That's why Netflix doesn't want their employees to look at each other , it might give the game away .
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  165. Dan Hayes says:
    @Jack D
    How many MeTooers know about Emmett Till's father? His story is usually not mentioned when recounting the life of St. Till of blessed memory.

    Jack D:

    Actually the exploits of Emmett Till’s daddy (being a rapist hung by US Army in WW II) were chronicled about the time of Jr’s demise by Confidential Magazine (a trendsetter amongst trendsetters).

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  166. Dan Hayes says:
    @Stan Adams
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3WnhX3TKqLU

    Stan Adams:

    Were Mae and Gore Vidal ever an item?

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    Not to my knowledge. Vidal hated the movie (as did nearly everyone else).

    Raquel Welch despised West so much that she began spreading rumors that Mae was a transvestite.
    , @duncsbaby
    No woman was ever an item w/Gore Vidal.
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  167. In the 80′s and early 90′s I spent a lot of time in the US, mostly in the mountains and California. I jogged everywhere.

    I had encounters with a cougar, a bear and a herd of elk all in Colorado although the flies and remoteness of Northern Idaho were probably the scariest experience.

    I encountered the cougar when jogging the trails around the weather forecasting cetre at Boulder. That week as I found out later, there had been two attacks by a cougar on joggers on the same track before and after my run. In my case, I ran around a bend and the cougar was standing next to the path about 10 metres in front of me. I was too surprised to stop, which probably saved me. The cougar bolted before I had time to get scared. I then went very stupid and tried to find it. All this seems to have been the right thing to do. Chase it rather than let it chase you. Easier said than done if you have to apply your brain to the problem. I lucked out. In those days I was 1.79 m and 95 kg. I wasn’t showing any flesh, just clothes. Maybe the cougar can calculate its chances.

    The bear was eating berries on the other side of the valley when I was hiking over the Arapahoe Pass. It saw me, which is a good thing. Bears usually attack when surprised. In Idaho and British Columbia I used to wear a bear bell. Didn’t in California.

    I am puzzled how two people presumably making noises while riding bikes didn’t scare the cougar away.

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    I am puzzled how two people presumably making noises while riding bikes didn’t scare the cougar away.
     
    Apparently it was emaciated. Probably desperate for food.
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  168. @Dan Hayes
    Stan Adams:

    Were Mae and Gore Vidal ever an item?

    Not to my knowledge. Vidal hated the movie (as did nearly everyone else).

    Raquel Welch despised West so much that she began spreading rumors that Mae was a transvestite.

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    • Replies: @Anonymous
    The rumor that West was a transvestite or much more commonly, a hemaphrodite or otherwise sexually misconfigured female, was au courant before Welch was born.

    West was nearly 40 when her film career started. And she was working into her eighties.
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  169. @Antlitz Grollheim
    Acknowledging a psyop on either side feeds into it. It only has an existence in peoples' minds.

    I don’t whether it helps to tell people how they’re being manipulated, but I’m going to keep doing it.

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    It's cathartic.
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  170. dr kill says:
    @anon

    Brooks was also involved in efforts to make the biking community a more welcoming and safe place for women, trans and nonbinary cyclists of color. …
     
    nonbinary cyclists of color -- what does that even mean? Could someone please translate this into English for me?

    Her companion "Izzy Sederbaum" is actually a male. First the cougar attacked him, and he said he felt his entire head in the cougar's mouth, she tried to run, the cougar dropped him and went after her instead. As soon as he saw the cougar going after her, he got back on his bike and took off. What a guy!

    He got to some place with cell signal and called the police. They later found the girl's body next to the cougar in its den. The cougar was emaciated, 30 lbs. under weight. It was the first cougar attack in the US in 94 years! Even animals have had enough with the SJWs.

    Reminds me of the old skinny alligator joke,– seems he shook the shit out of his meals before he ate them.

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  171. Svigor says:

    Most (((Brooks))) and (((Sederbaums))) have (an apparently healthy) aversion to nature that protects they from this sort of fate.

    Or so I’ve heard; maybe the left coast is too cutting-edge for my stereotypes.

    Serious question: could a nice, big knife to hand have saved they? I know I’d rather face a cougar with one than without…

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    I don't think they was the kind of (((Brooks))) that you are thinking of.

    https://static.seattletimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/05242018_sjbrooks_132455-640x1140.jpg

    The most famous Brooks is Mel. His real last name is Kaminsky and Brooks was a shortened version of his mother's maiden name, Brookman. Other than Mel I don't think it's a particularly Jewish name and to the extent that Jews have that name they, like Mel, didn't have it in the old country.
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  172. Svigor says:
    @Ben tillman
    I don't whether it helps to tell people how they're being manipulated, but I'm going to keep doing it.

    It’s cathartic.

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  173. Svigor says:
    @alb
    My buddy and I had the ill fortune of coming across a cougar while mountain biking in Colorado about 7 years ago. Riding downhill on a singletrack trail, turned, a corner and it was right there on the trail, maybe 30 feet ahead. I picked up my bike and held it over my head. My buddy managed to bean it with a rock. The cougar ran about 30 feet up the mountain off trail and crouched behind a bush, eyes on us all the time. My buddy chucked a couple more rocks and the cougar took off up the mountain at brisk jog. We took off down the trail in the opposite direction. The next minute or two were probably the longest minutes of my life!

    I understand this guy got off his bike and ran into the woods. What kind of moron believes he (they?) can outrun a cougar? Darwin award granted.

    I think they’s plan was to outrun Izzy.

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  174. Anonym says:
    @Anonym

    Non-binary cyclists of color
     
    Maybe someone else can paste an image of a black clown on either a unicycle or a tricycle, I gave it my best shot.

    Thanks to JSM!

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  175. Svigor says:
    @Earl Lemongrab
    She may have made dumb choices in pronouns but she had a sweet, open face and appears to have been a largely benign person, unlike Pablo Gomez. Y'all are just mean.

    Y’all are just mean.

    Conceded.

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  176. Jack D says:
    @anon

    Brooks was also involved in efforts to make the biking community a more welcoming and safe place for women, trans and nonbinary cyclists of color. …
     
    nonbinary cyclists of color -- what does that even mean? Could someone please translate this into English for me?

    Her companion "Izzy Sederbaum" is actually a male. First the cougar attacked him, and he said he felt his entire head in the cougar's mouth, she tried to run, the cougar dropped him and went after her instead. As soon as he saw the cougar going after her, he got back on his bike and took off. What a guy!

    He got to some place with cell signal and called the police. They later found the girl's body next to the cougar in its den. The cougar was emaciated, 30 lbs. under weight. It was the first cougar attack in the US in 94 years! Even animals have had enough with the SJWs.

    It was the first cougar attack in the US in 94 years!

    It was the first fatal cougar attack in the state of Washington in 94 years.

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  177. dr kill says:

    I recommend listening to hall and Oates ‘War Babies’ LP while reading this post.

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  178. Seattle’s cycling community took to social media this week to mourn the death of cyclist S.J. Brooks, who died from a cougar attack near North Bend on Saturday.

    Older women have been getting more aggressive in recent years.

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  179. @snorlax
    Oh no, you see, a couple years back hero journalists with a video camera went to a nursing home and badgered a 93-year-old woman with Alzheimers until she ADMITTED that the "wolf whistle" was a LIE!

    Snorlax, missed that .

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  180. @Achmed E. Newman
    Hahahaa! Youse guys are getting funnier even than the Zerohedge commenters, and that's a big compliment.

    Ach, thank you.

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  181. Jack D says:
    @Svigor
    Most (((Brooks))) and (((Sederbaums))) have (an apparently healthy) aversion to nature that protects they from this sort of fate.

    Or so I've heard; maybe the left coast is too cutting-edge for my stereotypes.

    Serious question: could a nice, big knife to hand have saved they? I know I'd rather face a cougar with one than without...

    I don’t think they was the kind of (((Brooks))) that you are thinking of.

    The most famous Brooks is Mel. His real last name is Kaminsky and Brooks was a shortened version of his mother’s maiden name, Brookman. Other than Mel I don’t think it’s a particularly Jewish name and to the extent that Jews have that name they, like Mel, didn’t have it in the old country.

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    Maybe braces({{{}}}) for blacks and square brackets ([[[]]]) for gentile whites? A side benefit is that we can indicate "theys" by using an extra bracket, to show the plural: {{{{Brooks}}}} and (((Sederbaum))).
    , @ScarletNumber

    The most famous Brooks is Mel. His real last name is Kaminsky
     
    You have Albert, but his real last name is Einstein.

    James L Brooks was born with that last name, but his father changed it from Bernstein.

    Because of those three, Brooks is thought of as a Jewish name, even though it isn't per se.

    I hope we all can agree that former Expo shortstop Hubie Brooks isn't Jewish.
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  182. Anon[298] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jack D
    I don't think they was the kind of (((Brooks))) that you are thinking of.

    https://static.seattletimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/05242018_sjbrooks_132455-640x1140.jpg

    The most famous Brooks is Mel. His real last name is Kaminsky and Brooks was a shortened version of his mother's maiden name, Brookman. Other than Mel I don't think it's a particularly Jewish name and to the extent that Jews have that name they, like Mel, didn't have it in the old country.

    Maybe braces({{{}}}) for blacks and square brackets ([[[]]]) for gentile whites? A side benefit is that we can indicate “theys” by using an extra bracket, to show the plural: {{{{Brooks}}}} and (((Sederbaum))).

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  183. pyrrhus says:
    @Cat Chow
    Izzy Sederbaum demonstrated the efficacy of the old chestnut "I don't need to outrun a mountain lion, I just need to outrun They."

    And unfortunately for They, there was no Xi or Them that she could outrun…

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    I guess if there were a lot more cougar attacks, over time the West Coasters would evolve to be faster runners, on the theory that you don't have to outrun the cougar, you just have to outrun whoever you're with.

    (Jack D - what about David Brooks?)

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  184. Anonymous[506] • Disclaimer says:
    @War for Blair Mountain
    Two years ago, a Hindu Legal Immigrant...a Rutgers University student.....went for a nature walk into the Ramapo Mountains not too far from Rutgers. He came across a 700 pound male black bear who he videoed on his iphone. He was attacked and then eaten by this 700 pound male black bear. The image of this very large black bear was recorded on his iPhone moments before his death...go google it.

    Moral of the story:The Hindu Americans are appropriating NJ black bear living and breeding space for Hindu American living and breeding space in NJ....they are all over NJ...the Hindus and Sihks.

    As they say in the Real Estate bizzness:Real Estate....they ain’t making anymore of it.

    NJ has a huge bear issue exacerbated by the liberal state government not allowing enough bear hunting and a lack of hunters, who have been leaving the state in droves because of high taxation and gun control laws. Enough SJCs get eaten by bears, they may back off.

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  185. Anonymous[506] • Disclaimer says:
    @Stan Adams
    Not to my knowledge. Vidal hated the movie (as did nearly everyone else).

    Raquel Welch despised West so much that she began spreading rumors that Mae was a transvestite.

    The rumor that West was a transvestite or much more commonly, a hemaphrodite or otherwise sexually misconfigured female, was au courant before Welch was born.

    West was nearly 40 when her film career started. And she was working into her eighties.

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    I thought that was Jamie Lee Curtis
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  186. @pyrrhus
    And unfortunately for They, there was no Xi or Them that she could outrun...

    I guess if there were a lot more cougar attacks, over time the West Coasters would evolve to be faster runners, on the theory that you don’t have to outrun the cougar, you just have to outrun whoever you’re with.

    (Jack D – what about David Brooks?)

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  187. Big Bill says:
    @alb
    My buddy and I had the ill fortune of coming across a cougar while mountain biking in Colorado about 7 years ago. Riding downhill on a singletrack trail, turned, a corner and it was right there on the trail, maybe 30 feet ahead. I picked up my bike and held it over my head. My buddy managed to bean it with a rock. The cougar ran about 30 feet up the mountain off trail and crouched behind a bush, eyes on us all the time. My buddy chucked a couple more rocks and the cougar took off up the mountain at brisk jog. We took off down the trail in the opposite direction. The next minute or two were probably the longest minutes of my life!

    I understand this guy got off his bike and ran into the woods. What kind of moron believes he (they?) can outrun a cougar? Darwin award granted.

    What was he planning to do in the woods? Climb a tree … to escape a cat?

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  188. @Tiny Duck
    you are a bananana or you are pretending to be Asian

    either way you suckf


    You need to read Marie Lu and watch the Fung brohters

    I am not a banana, I am a meat popsticle.

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  189. Anonymous[352] • Disclaimer says:
    @Bill P
    Cougars don't like bicycles. Or else they remind them of prey. Either way they seem to attack cyclists at higher rates than hikers.

    As hunting loses popularity, there will likely be an increase in the cougar population. There are deer all over Western Washington, which means plenty of cougar food.

    BTW, if approached by an aggressive cougar, you should stand up to it and not run. First, there's no way you can outrun a cougar, and secondly he'll just think you're acting like dinner.

    It's best to grab the nearest weapon and stand your ground. A couple middle aged women here in Washington were approached by a growling cougar some time ago, and one of them whacked him on the head with a walking stick until he left them alone. That's how you deal with them.

    If you can see them coming, that is. Poor they probably got ambushed and killed with a neck bite.

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  190. res says:
    @Philip Owen
    In the 80's and early 90's I spent a lot of time in the US, mostly in the mountains and California. I jogged everywhere.

    I had encounters with a cougar, a bear and a herd of elk all in Colorado although the flies and remoteness of Northern Idaho were probably the scariest experience.

    I encountered the cougar when jogging the trails around the weather forecasting cetre at Boulder. That week as I found out later, there had been two attacks by a cougar on joggers on the same track before and after my run. In my case, I ran around a bend and the cougar was standing next to the path about 10 metres in front of me. I was too surprised to stop, which probably saved me. The cougar bolted before I had time to get scared. I then went very stupid and tried to find it. All this seems to have been the right thing to do. Chase it rather than let it chase you. Easier said than done if you have to apply your brain to the problem. I lucked out. In those days I was 1.79 m and 95 kg. I wasn't showing any flesh, just clothes. Maybe the cougar can calculate its chances.

    The bear was eating berries on the other side of the valley when I was hiking over the Arapahoe Pass. It saw me, which is a good thing. Bears usually attack when surprised. In Idaho and British Columbia I used to wear a bear bell. Didn't in California.

    I am puzzled how two people presumably making noises while riding bikes didn't scare the cougar away.

    I am puzzled how two people presumably making noises while riding bikes didn’t scare the cougar away.

    Apparently it was emaciated. Probably desperate for food.

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    I wish to find its resting place and clone it. Rise up, kitty warriors!
    , @Olorin
    Cascades catamounts desperate for food are not going to attack a 350-lb guy on a giant bike. If it was "emaciated" I seriously doubt it would have "dragged" Brooks as reported. Not that I believe that happened.

    Their normal prey is small animals and mulies. By mid-May mulie fawns or yearlings are plentiful. So are heavily gravid mulie does who haven't yet dropped their fawns.

    I'm guessing that these two urban nincompoops acted like total idiots, acting exactly as prey would and triggering the lion's chase instincts.

    I'm also guessing that the obese Brooks died of a coronary or some such.

    BTW, Izzy's panhandling on GFM

    https://www.gofundme.com/helping-isaac-sederbaum

    He's an expert on "wage theft":
    https://www.lib.washington.edu/commons/events/scholarsstudio/past/predictions/attempting-to-know-what-we-don-t-know-combating-wage-theft-in-washington-state
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  191. @res

    I am puzzled how two people presumably making noises while riding bikes didn’t scare the cougar away.
     
    Apparently it was emaciated. Probably desperate for food.

    I wish to find its resting place and clone it. Rise up, kitty warriors!

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  192. Bill P says:
    @AnotherDad

    BTW, if approached by an aggressive cougar, you should stand up to it and not run. First, there’s no way you can outrun a cougar, and secondly he’ll just think you’re acting like dinner.
     
    Excellent advice.

    With cougars make yourself look big. If you have something with you, hold it up to look even bigger. Act like you're going to be trouble. (Which you could be--carrying not a bad option.) Do not run, like a deer or you could meet a deer's fate.

    My impression is that most cougar kills have been small game--kids--on the suburban/rural fringe. But probably there are a few adult hiker kills as well.

    ~~~

    BTW, don't know what the heck is going on with predators in Washington. But the rabbits are all over the place this year. It's crazy, you be standing in your front yard chatting with a neighbor and can see several running around folks' yards, turn around and a couple more are scampering across the street. On the trails, you're lucky if you don't kick one. (Ok, that's an exaggeration, they do seem to get out of the way at the last second, but they've become much more non-chalant about doing it.) Yet, I haven't seen a single coyote out on my walks since we came back. I guess maybe it's so easy they don't have to--the rabbits come to them.

    Yes, the cottontails are everywhere. I’ve actually seen and heard plenty of coyotes this year. The owls are also having a field day with the rabbits.

    I don’t know why we aren’t allowed to hunt the rabbits here in the summer. It’s a stupid rule. I’d be out with a .22 once a week to bag some rabbits and make a stew. Given their numbers, it wouldn’t take long to bag a half dozen of them. They’re pretty small so you’d need a few to feed a family of five.

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  193. Olorin says:
    @anon
    The two bikers were attacked by the cougar and initially fought if off, but "they" panicked and ran off into the brush. The cougar broke off its attack on the second biker and pursued "they" into the woods and killed him.
    Not saying it was his fault he died, but if you are attacked by a cougar don't split up.

    Don’t split up…and don’t run. Run = prey. Make yourself big and loud and scary.

    Amazes me that two fully grown…I guess I can’t say males…can’t fight off a catamount. Around Pugetopolis they run around 125-150 lb. About the size of your average 12-y.o. black thug in Tacoma/Lakewood/southern King County.

    Speaking of size, here’s SJ Brooks:

    I’m still waiting for word on how exactly he died. Obesity-related heart attack seems a good bet.

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  194. Olorin says:
    @res

    I am puzzled how two people presumably making noises while riding bikes didn’t scare the cougar away.
     
    Apparently it was emaciated. Probably desperate for food.

    Cascades catamounts desperate for food are not going to attack a 350-lb guy on a giant bike. If it was “emaciated” I seriously doubt it would have “dragged” Brooks as reported. Not that I believe that happened.

    Their normal prey is small animals and mulies. By mid-May mulie fawns or yearlings are plentiful. So are heavily gravid mulie does who haven’t yet dropped their fawns.

    I’m guessing that these two urban nincompoops acted like total idiots, acting exactly as prey would and triggering the lion’s chase instincts.

    I’m also guessing that the obese Brooks died of a coronary or some such.

    BTW, Izzy’s panhandling on GFM

    https://www.gofundme.com/helping-isaac-sederbaum

    He’s an expert on “wage theft”:

    https://www.lib.washington.edu/commons/events/scholarsstudio/past/predictions/attempting-to-know-what-we-don-t-know-combating-wage-theft-in-washington-state

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  195. MBlanc46 says:
    @BenKenobi
    You guys need to actually take a look at they. The memes are real. He reaches out to us.

    http://wtfbikexplorers.com/speaker/sj-brooks

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vihBGUuGCNo

    It looks as if the cougar must have gotten a pretty good meal out of he/she/it.

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  196. donut says:
    @Thin-Skinned Masta-Beta
    NB:

    Pretty sure Sederbaum is a transman...

    http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/05/21/02/4C7BC51300000578-0-image-a-28_1526866960094.jpg

    https://d2g8igdw686xgo.cloudfront.net/30049052_15270263960_r.jpeg

    With 130 single men to 100 single women in crucial age brackets, as if the male / female ratio in Seattle couldn't get any worse...
    Not that I'm convinced that these particular individuals are any loss for desperate lonely Seattle bachelors.

    On the plus side, those 100 single women definitely include LOTS of freshly fabricated transwomen...

    That’s why Netflix doesn’t want their employees to look at each other , it might give the game away .

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  197. @Jack D
    I don't think they was the kind of (((Brooks))) that you are thinking of.

    https://static.seattletimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/05242018_sjbrooks_132455-640x1140.jpg

    The most famous Brooks is Mel. His real last name is Kaminsky and Brooks was a shortened version of his mother's maiden name, Brookman. Other than Mel I don't think it's a particularly Jewish name and to the extent that Jews have that name they, like Mel, didn't have it in the old country.

    The most famous Brooks is Mel. His real last name is Kaminsky

    You have Albert, but his real last name is Einstein.

    James L Brooks was born with that last name, but his father changed it from Bernstein.

    Because of those three, Brooks is thought of as a Jewish name, even though it isn’t per se.

    I hope we all can agree that former Expo shortstop Hubie Brooks isn’t Jewish.

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  198. @Anonymous
    The rumor that West was a transvestite or much more commonly, a hemaphrodite or otherwise sexually misconfigured female, was au courant before Welch was born.

    West was nearly 40 when her film career started. And she was working into her eighties.

    I thought that was Jamie Lee Curtis

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  199. Anonymous[238] • Disclaimer says:
    @ScarletNumber
    I thought that was Jamie Lee Curtis

    That’s also been a persistent one. No solid proof either way.

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  200. duncsbaby says:
    @Tiny Duck
    why cant white "men" behave

    they aonly attack when they outmnumber people

    They are cowards

    No wonder white firgls CRAVE Men of Color

    It was Eritreans doing the “protesting,” Tiny Duck. The only whites there were policemen leading the troubled youfs away in handcuffs.

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  201. duncsbaby says:
    @Dan Hayes
    Stan Adams:

    Were Mae and Gore Vidal ever an item?

    No woman was ever an item w/Gore Vidal.

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