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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    Why did I not think of this? I don't own a paintball rifle (despite having used them more than once). How much do they cost?

    Less than a KitchenAid probably.

    I'd pay serious money to see Violetta's face when her gnarly tuxedo cat got splatted with 'hunting orange'.
    Less than or equal to a .22. Not nearly as much as a Kitchenaid, and loads more fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celeste Chalfonte View Post
    Less than or equal to a .22. Not nearly as much as a Kitchenaid, and loads more fun.
    You sold me.
    "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    You sold me.
    Amazon has them s low as $45, but you'd probably want to get one of the highfalutin' $99 models.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celeste Chalfonte View Post
    Amazon has them s low as $45, but you'd probably want to get one of the highfalutin' $99 models.
    I dunno - are the expensive ones semi-auto? I'd like to hit that sucker at least three times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    I dunno - are the expensive ones semi-auto? I'd like to hit that sucker at least three times.
    I think almost all of them are semi-auto, but mine bit the dust so long ago (while someone else was using it ) that I don't really remember. There's one on Amazon for almost $1600, and if that one's not semi-auto, it's a crime.

    ETA:

    Semi-automatic paintball guns are the most common type of paintball guns out there. ... Semi-automatic modes are used with both an electronic trigger and a mechanical trigger. Guns with electronic triggers has a lighter pull of the trigger, which essentially allows you to shoot at a higher rate of fire.
    Semi Auto Paintball Guns That Get the Job Done | Great Prices
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    You two are just mean.
    May we raise children who love the unloved things - the dandelion, the worm, the spiderlings.
    Children who sense the rose needs the thorn and run into rainswept days the same way they turn towards the sun...
    And when they're grown and someone has to speak for those who have no voice,
    may they draw upon that wilder bond, those days of tending tender things and be the one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michele View Post
    You two are just mean.
    Let me tell you about the places I've found cat poop and murdered birds. It's the marauding neighbor cats who are mean. I just want to teach them to stay home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    As a kid, we always had 'barn cats' and sometimes a pet cat aside from the breeding cats (socialized but not really pets). I guess I'm indifferent unless they are performing a function. They are mobile home decor to me for the most part.

    My neighbor has cats and she lets them out so they stalk the birds I attract. I've hit them more than once with my sling shot.

    Thinking of moving up to the .22.
    We have two cats and have had cats for decades, thanks mostly to my wife.

    One thing I rail against is people who support feral cats. Feral cats exterminate songbirds mercilessly.
    • “Weakness is refusing to take responsibility for your own actions, weakness is pointing your finger at someone else in a time of crisis." — Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, blaming Trump.
    • "We hold these truths to be self evident. All men and women created by the, you know, you know, the thing." —Joe Biden, explaining the Creator.
    • "The way I see it, there's always, c'mon, there's always money. It's there." —Elizabeth Warren, explaining socialism.
    • “The interesting thing about the Green New Deal is it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all.... We really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing.” —Saikat Chakrabarti, then AOC's Chief of Staff.
    • "We have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them." —CNN's Don Lemon, showing how to stop demonizing people.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Newman View Post
    We have two cats and have had cats for decades, thanks mostly to my wife.

    One thing I rail against is people who support feral cats. Feral cats exterminate songbirds mercilessly.
    Trust me here, pet cats that are at liberty kill songbirds relentlessly. I never let mine out without supervision and restriction.
    "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    Trust me here, pet cats that are at liberty kill songbirds relentlessly. I never let mine out without supervision and restriction.
    Our cats have always been strictly indoor cats. (That's one reason they live to be, like, 21 @&$%! years old.)

    But there are too many people who empathize with those poor feral cats, who feed them, and speak at town meetings on their behalf.

    Unfortunately, songbirds can't purr.
    • “Weakness is refusing to take responsibility for your own actions, weakness is pointing your finger at someone else in a time of crisis." — Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, blaming Trump.
    • "We hold these truths to be self evident. All men and women created by the, you know, you know, the thing." —Joe Biden, explaining the Creator.
    • "The way I see it, there's always, c'mon, there's always money. It's there." —Elizabeth Warren, explaining socialism.
    • “The interesting thing about the Green New Deal is it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all.... We really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing.” —Saikat Chakrabarti, then AOC's Chief of Staff.
    • "We have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them." —CNN's Don Lemon, showing how to stop demonizing people.


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