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JavaTigress

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  1. Yes, I can agree... people's dragons getting bombed while in trade is a far more troublesome problem than possible hoarding of eggs and stashing them with the timer off.
  2. BUT! Wouldn't said egg still occupy a slot on their scroll? I have a hard time believing anyone would WANT to keep an egg around a whole month after a holiday, to use the example given, and occupying valuable space on their scroll. AND if they are willing to pay that price, maybe that is the trade-off? I don't see it as a problem, even. *Shrugs* maybe just me, tho. If someone WANTS to hang onto an egg for an unreasonable amount of time to attempt the perfect trade? I don't see the issue with it. As I said, PROVIDED that eggie in a trade still occupies a slot. They might not EVEN get what hey are hoping for it. Personally, I wouldn't PAY the price someone in August would be asking for a CB Holiday. Especially not knowing that there is a very good chance that they will drop again when the holidays role around again.
  3. may I submit my thanks tot he artists that made these lovelies? They are all magnificent.... so much detail! I had high hopes for them after last years Hogwarts four, and I wasn't disappointed at all! Thank you artists! Now... off to catch my second Gloris!
  4. Ooooh! Yes PLEASE that'd be SO useful at times!
  5. Ugggg.... I am SOooo frustrated with myself right now. Make a long story short, I sort of screwed up. No, make that I DID screw up. I needen't get into the how and why but.... suffice it to say that I said I'd do something I then forgot to do. I didn't INTEND to forget. AND I apologized for my failure. I just... still feel rotten about it.
  6. This is my thought on "Georgia going after women that have abortions in other states." IF it isn't against the law where the abortion happened... I don't see what they can really do? That would be like the police in Wisconsin, for example, arresting you because you smoked pot in Colorado ( where, as I understand it, it is NOT against the law). Assuming you aren't under the influence or have any with you in Wisconsin, of course. I don't think it can be done AND.... abortion issue aside, I think a LOT of people would object to the states being able to interfere with each other like that. It wouldn't END well, I feel pretty sure. State Laws are NOT FEDERAL Laws. AFAIK ONLY apply in the state that has them ( Others may correct me if I am wrong, of course?)
  7. This! I got one of each, BUT I'd at least like to have a breeding pair of each! So now I must wait for the ones I have to hatch.... Hurry up, eggies!
  8. Thing is...miscarriages can happen and it isn't USUALLY anybody's fault. So absolutely NO to women being punished for having miscarriages. I would add that I believe even the scripture, if you believe in such, may imply there IS a difference. In the Old Testament Law, there is Exodus 21:22-23. Admittedly, there are differences on the translation and interpretation, here, but one commonly accepted interpretation is that if a man caused a woman to have a miscarriage, he was to receive a punishment ( often a fine payed to the husband of the woman) but that if the woman herself survived he wasn't punished as a murderer. if the woman , herself died as a result, on the other hand, then he received the penalty of a murderer. As I said, there are disagreements on this and there are those that say no it refers to premature birth. At said, interesting and worth considering. The research i did indicated that Jewish tradition has been arguing over that particular passage for a while... well before we Christians had to deal with it. So NO you absolutely cannot say that scripture teaches a woman ought to be punished for miscarrying. NO.
  9. *Nods* I know that what we have isn't perfect. BUT that isn't any reason NOT to use it. More importantly not to know HOW to use it. It also isn't any reason they ought not to look for new and better methods that fail less often. Are we going to be able to prevent ANY abortions from being performed... sadly, NO. Not even making it illegal can accomplish that, from what I have been given to understand. IF desperate women feel the need for them badly enough, they WILL happen, regardless of the risk... and regardless of what anyone else thinks. I understand, that much. But if better knowledge an more education can reduce the need for them... then absolutely that is what we need to do. What bugs me are the cases where ignorance is the issue and an abortion could have been made far less likely if people had had better information. So yes, I can totally agree with you in that we DO need to be educating people, and doing more research into the subject. You hear about some of the ignorant ideas some people have about how the human body works sexually and it is like... they have no idea and of COURSE they are going to run into trouble. IF we are giving people a choice, that only works if they also have information to make an informed one. NO excuse for the kind of ignorance you sometimes hear about. Is that naive and idealistic? Perhaps, but that is what I think.
  10. I was primarily addressing Cecona's post, however, i have went back and edited to include some your specific example as well. Agreed that rape isn't the same as consensual sex at ALL.
  11. I don't mean there AREN'T people opposed to both. just one doesn't automatically mean the other. AFTER ALL... extramarital sex aside. BC can be a useful thing for MARRIED women as well. So... As for me personally, while I don't believe in having extramarital sex ( And therefor don't have it myself) I understand that not everyone believes as I do and... anyway, sometimes people make regrettable choices. I would much RATHER they used birth control and DIDN'T need to have an abortion than otherwise. Again. I realize that not everyone thinks as I do, as you pointed out... just clarifying my views on it. I also agree that IF the law isn't flexible enough to allow for something to be done in at least certain cases, then yes , that is absolutely a problem. (The example of the eleven year old that was raped and ended up pregnant comes to mind. An extreme example, BUT it makes the point well enough)
  12. And I will be fair, too and state that it is possible that is more of a problem in some parts of the country than others ( The law being referenced, I believe , was in Georgia...) If I may... I am a bit surprised at the insurance company, however. Seems like THEY are part of the issue as well IF you ask me. At is a bit off topic , however. I WILL simply say too, that I THINK maybe conservative in the South is a somewhat... different animal... than is a conservative in Yankee land. Something to keep in mind. I have run into that with issues as regards race, as well.
  13. But I mean... can't that sort of pressure happen anyway? Like... COULDN'T a man push his wife to have kids purely for the tax breaks? At said, my thoughts on what @spatio said are this. FIRST... Questioning exactly when life starts is a FAR cry from taking away any and all birth control. So please, please PLEASE do NOT lump everyone that so much as dares to think that abortion is NOT an unmitigated blessing or even * gasp* questions the ethics of the thing, somehow wants to go full scale take all birth control away. Admittedly there MIGHT be those that do, but that is the extreme, I would think and not that common. Many are much more reasonable than that. Saying this as someone who also sort of depends on BC hormone pills for other reasons than BC. Furthermore... I don't see how they CAN refuse to pay ( at least in part) BC in cases like yours where that isn't even the primary reason for taking it. Especially if there were definite statements by your doctor stating it was necessary to your health/life and such. For myself don't like the idea of abortions and would rather see fewer of them needed. Just saying. AND i cases like yours, spatio, hysterectomy should totally be an option. Sorry... getting off my soap box but I LOATHE being lumped with the hardcore anti-BCers
  14. ONLY IF I can have your Precognicators ( Aeon Wyverns!)* Lures them away while you are busy trying to steal my golds...*
  15. Imma add your Arcanae to my scroll! * Lures them away with magic books!*
  16. Since I can't find the link to your scroll, I'll just nab a random dragon from you to get this game STARTED again! * Giggles evilly*
  17. Actually.... This sounds like a rather nice way of handling it. Of course, as you say, TJ gets the last word on it, BUT.... I like it.
  18. Question for the artist. Are Skysilks inspired by kites? Cus they kind of remind me of them!
  19. The SKysilks are magnificent, glad I was able to catch a bunch of them! WISH I could find a mate for my lone Mariner pygmy, tho...
  20. Yes. I support this suggestion ( I beleive I have missed a few eggs and treats over the years. AT said, I DO think IF an opportunity to collect the extra eggs/treats were implemented SOMETHIGN would need to be changed to allow people enough time to collect both the NEW eggs and any that were missed from previous years ( WHICH might be full sets as some have pointed out). I liek GhostMouse's idea of decreasing the time between drops ( Which was an annoyance for me, collecting, anyway)... AND extending the time allotted for the hunt THOUGH as Ghost Mouse also said... either ONE by itself would be beneficial IF we can ONLY have one or the other.
  21. Oh! OK! I had WONDERED about those . Thanks for the info, herk.
  22. I am kind of excited about some of the descrips I have waiting approval! At said, I DO have a question. I sometimes type out a description for a dragon and then post it to the que.... but then... well see the following example. Underlined the bit in question as I didn't write that in there. WHY is that the site adds that and IS it something I need to go in and remove and repost before my descrip will be sent through?
  23. Yes, I can absolutely agree with that. For my OWN scroll, I absolutely support more and better sorting options. I was referring to using it on other scrolls. THOUGH to be fair I didn't say I was ABSOLUTELY opposed to that either... merely that I was unsure.
  24. Yes, please! I didn't realize that this was a universal thing! I always assumed those first years didn't HAVE banners. Support from me!