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"Joyful Curmudgeon" An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.


Fish Intelligence – 6 August 2007
By Mary T. Hoffman

That’s right! Fish have intelligence.

“For me they are as individual as dogs,” reports Callum Roberts, one of the world’s leading conservation biologists speaking about his favorite animals. “After a while you detect personalities.” “Fish are very smart, too,” Roberts attests, recalling from his younger days that if he missed one with a spear the first time, he didn’t get a second chance. No, fish and other animals don’t generally speak English, but that doesn’t mean they cannot get a point across. Herring, for example, are believed to communicate danger and other useful information using flatulence. *

Isn’t it amazing that humans, who consider themselves so superior to other animals, range from totally deficient to merely selective when it comes to empathy and compassion?

* “Intelligence Tests: Animals Passing with Flying Colors!” by Pamela Rice, Summer 2007 American Vegan

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