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The Bull Died and the Bears Are Out



May 02, 2010 – Comments (9)

When I drive into town about half way there has always been a lone bison bull.  A friend said that bull was not part of any herd and had been out there alone for as long as she could remember.  Well, today I saw a dead bison bull off the highway, and I think it was that one.  He was getting old.

And as for the bears being out.  I have never seen so many driving into town.  I kind of wish I had my camera with me.  The bears were feeding on the green shoots that are coming up on the side of the road.  In the past when I have seen bears up here they see your car coming and they tend to take off into the bush.  Well, except for the momma bear with her 3 cubs I saw at the dump when I getting rid of some construction debris.  I was there first, throwing stuff out of my car, bang, bang, bang, and she came out of the bush heading for the lagoon being followed by her 3 cubs not more then about 50 meters from me.  And then she turned to go back into the bush and I kind of thought it would be better to be in my vehicle.  I also thought it would be better to be in it with the sun roof closed.  Those sunroofs do not close all that fast when you want them closed.

I bet you thought that title was a metaphor.

9 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On May 02, 2010 at 8:47 PM, BlackshearFund (< 20) wrote:

I would have tried to pet one of the cubs.  

Just kidding. hah 

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#2) On May 02, 2010 at 9:03 PM, HarryCaraysGhost (56.57) wrote:


Why would it please you if the market tanked?

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#3) On May 02, 2010 at 9:30 PM, dwot (29.44) wrote:


I am at a loss here as to where I said it would please me if the market tanked.  Indeed, that is not something I have said at all.  I have said I don't think there is a foundation for this current rally and with unsustainable government spending around the world and massive debt overhang, well, I have not seen anything to me make think otherwise.

Debt is borrowing lifestyle from the future and in terms of government debt, it is stealing lifestyle from youth. 

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#4) On May 02, 2010 at 10:01 PM, HarryCaraysGhost (56.57) wrote:


Thank you for the reply.

We are pretty much on the same page Long term (short term I made a little cash)

I don't see that ending right now .

so I gotta go with the flow .

As I always tell my buddy at work I'm not payin' your kids are paying. 


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#5) On May 03, 2010 at 12:32 PM, lemoneater (57.21) wrote:

A lone bull...somehow that sounds sad.

It sounds like you have an adventurous life, dwot! I enjoy your nature stories. Once I found a family of racoons sleeping in a dumpster early one morning, but bears are another matter altogether!

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#6) On May 03, 2010 at 2:34 PM, dwot (29.44) wrote:

Actually, yesterday the driving was an adventure...  We had a blizzard, 3 inches of snow on wet mud.  I was supposed to take my students to an oil rig tomorrow but the field trip got delayed due to the soft road.  I am glad for that.  I felt lucky that I only had 10km of that awful road yesterday, but this rig is about 120 km away.

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#7) On May 03, 2010 at 2:55 PM, lemoneater (57.21) wrote:

A blizzard this time of year is hard for me to imagine with having to turn on my room air conditioner last night because it was too hot to sleep without it! With driving conditions like you've had the field trip can wait!

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#8) On May 07, 2010 at 3:16 PM, imobillc (< 20) wrote:


you got me...


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#9) On May 09, 2010 at 3:16 PM, TexasInsurance (< 20) wrote:

Yes, that was my first thought.  That was pretty good.


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