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Amanda works in healthcare, is a loudmouthed feminist, and proud supporter of the Oxford comma.

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  1. The few times I’ve been in debates with someone over global warming, one of my standard answers has been the example of the migration of the plants and animals. “Plants and animals don’t play politics.” These migrations were noted at least as early as the late 70s when I first encountered them.

    1. That’s a very good point, especially where plants are concerned.
      It takes a long time for plants to “migrate” and the price for being “wrong” about a move when you are a plant is death or adaptaion and since adaptation is not certain there is a huge evolutionary price.
      *staring at my mashed potatoes*
      “I think this means something.”

  2. @DataJack
    “Why has no one though of this before?’

    I suspect they did. The presentation of this clip and the use of a turbo-jet plane suggest the late 1960s. These days we’d have a horde of animal-rights activists blocking the runway if anyone attempted to take off with a herd of catstronauts.

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