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I am a strong proponent of the right to bear arms.  Without it, our arms could become too cold.



Note: It has come to my attention that some may try to use the unfortunately named title of this thread to attempt a political discussion.  Please refrain from such activities.  This thread is exclusively to discuss bear arms.
 

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But my heart belongs to Finland
I've always been a staunch supporter of our right to bear arms. It's rather comfortable in winter and scares all potential robbers away.
 

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Who is that (I'm guess not Franklin), and whoever it is, what happened to his nose?

May we also discuss the right to bare arms in this thread, or are you a bear-only type?
 

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The question is, do bears have the right to bare arms? And if so, should bears impose bare arms on bears who oppose bare arms? I admit that these are difficult questions to bear.


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Asteriktos said:
Who is that (I'm guess not Franklin), and whoever it is, what happened to his nose?

May we also discuss the right to bare arms in this thread, or are you a bear-only type?
I believe in a fully inclusive approach to this issue and will vigorously support both bare and bear arms.
 

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I am more interested in the right to arm bears.  I find hunting repulsive and think bears should be able to defend themselves. 
 

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elephant said:
I am more interested in the right to arm bears.  I find hunting repulsive and think bears should be able to defend themselves. 
Don't be ridiculous. Bears already have powerful arms that they used for fighting and hunting. What kind of bear do you think would survive in the wild without any arms?

 

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elephant said:
I am more interested in the right to arm bears.  I find hunting repulsive and think bears should be able to defend themselves. 
Bears already have arms.  It appears, however, that elephants do not.
 

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Asteriktos said:
Who is that (I'm guess not Franklin), and whoever it is, what happened to his nose?
This thread is not about noses.  Be that as it may, though, the discoloration (?) of not-Franklin's nose could very well be a result of hunting bears in bright sun under the influence of too much alcohol with no zinc-oxide to put on it.  The nose, that is, not the bear.
 

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J Michael said:
Asteriktos said:
Who is that (I'm guess not Franklin), and whoever it is, what happened to his nose?
This thread is not about noses.  Be that as it may, though, the discoloration (?) of not-Franklin's nose could very well be a result of hunting bears in bright sun under the influence of too much alcohol with no zinc-oxide to put on it.  The nose, that is, not the bear.
Thank you, J Michael, for keeping this thread on topic.  It is quite shocking the lengths people will go to subvert the very important topic at hand regarding bear arms.
 

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Personally I find the topic of armed elephants more important.  Elephants have been going to war for a long time.  Hannibal armed elephants and entered Italy. 

 

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elephant said:
Personally I find the topic of armed elephants more important.  Elephants have been going to war for a long time.  Hannibal armed elephants and entered Italy.  

What you say about elephants and war is quite true.  However, elephants are well known, in spite of their great girths and strength, to be totally armless.  Back to bears:

 

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JMichael, that is quite possibly the most fantastic post you have created.  I award you this medal in recognition.

 

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JMichael, that is quite possibly the most fantastic post you have created.  I award you this medal in recognition.

Aww, shucks.
 

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Now that we are done enlarging J Michael's ego, can we get back to the important topic of armed bears?  I support it, but these little fellows look like they are up to no good.

 

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elephant said:
Now that we are done enlarging J Michael's ego, can we get back to the important topic of armed bears?  I support it, but these little fellows look like they are up to no good.

Never trust bears with no pants on.  Words to live by.
 

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TheTrisagion said:
elephant said:
Now that we are done enlarging J Michael's ego, can we get back to the important topic of armed bears?  I support it, but these little fellows look like they are up to no good.

Never trust bears with no pants on.  Words to live by.

With very good reason, too, I might add.


Those other little guys, though....them's patriot bears.
 

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TheTrisagion said:
elephant said:
Now that we are done enlarging J Michael's ego, can we get back to the important topic of armed bears?  I support it, but these little fellows look like they are up to no good.

Never trust bears with no pants on.  Words to live by.
Yeah, I always thought Mama Bear looked a little shifty...


 

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TheTrisagion said:
Asteriktos said:
Who is that (I'm guess not Franklin), and whoever it is, what happened to his nose?

May we also discuss the right to bare arms in this thread, or are you a bear-only type?
I believe in a fully inclusive approach to this issue and will vigorously support both bare and bear arms.
Oh, that's a relief! My Uncle Morty from Florida is a bear who loves bear arms, and I hate it when he's discriminated against!

 

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Well played, sir, well played.  Some truly inspirational pictures in this thread.  There is hope for the cause yet!
 

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Asteriktos said:
TheTrisagion said:
Asteriktos said:
Who is that (I'm guess not Franklin), and whoever it is, what happened to his nose?

May we also discuss the right to bare arms in this thread, or are you a bear-only type?
I believe in a fully inclusive approach to this issue and will vigorously support both bare and bear arms.
Oh, that's a relief! My Uncle Morty from Florida is a bear who loves bear arms, and I hate it when he's discriminated against!

I know it's off-topic, but is your Uncle Morty a southerner?
 

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J Michael said:
I know it's off-topic, but is your Uncle Morty a southerner?
Nah, Uncle Morty was originally from up here in the north. He sold raincoats for Harry Fleming for 38 years and was a wizard at it. He moved down to Florida to retire back in the 90s.
 

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This looks like a happy group  as far as bears are concerned:

 

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This looks like a happy group  as far as bears are concerned:

I don't see a smile on that bear's face, though.  Those humans look kinda crazy to me.  Both these things are worrisome.
 

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Asteriktos said:
J Michael said:
I know it's off-topic, but is your Uncle Morty a southerner?
Nah, Uncle Morty was originally from up here in the north. He sold raincoats for Harry Fleming for 38 years and was a wizard at it. He moved down to Florida to retire back in the 90s.
I thought as much.  Northern bears, well....here, this says it better:

Well east coast bears are hip
I really dig those styles they wear
And the southern bears with the way they talk
They knock me out when Im down there

The mid-west farmers daughters really make you feel alright
And the northern bears with the way they kiss
They keep their boyfriends warm at night

I wish they all could be california
I wish they all could be california
I wish they all could be california bears


The west coast has the sunshine
And the bears all get so tanned
I dig a french bikini on hawaii island
Dolls by a palm tree in the sand

I been all around this great big world
And I seen all kinds of bears
Yeah, but I couldnt wait to get back in the states
Back to the cutest bears in the world

I wish they all could be california
I wish they all could be california
I wish they all could be california bears


I wish they all could be california
(bears, bears, bears yeah I dig the)
I wish they all could be california
(bears, bears, bears yeah I dig the)
I wish they all could be california
(bears, bears, bears yeah I dig the)
I wish they all could be california
(bears, bears, bears yeah I dig the)



(Apologies to The Beach Boys
http://www.lyricsfreak.com/b/beach+boys/california+girls_20013916.html)
 

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I can almost hear the Beach Boys singing now...
 

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Okay, so...did anyone "card" this guy?



http://www.kktv.com/home/headlines/A-Bear-Walks-Into-A-Bar-216907211.html

Luckily, he appears to be unarmed.
 

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I could "bearly" get through this thread.

Having said that, I'm wit da bears........ ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=769A4mUY7g0
 

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Elephant, it appears things are more serious that we initially thought.  They have a FLAG!!!!

 

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To return to the original topic, I find this bear's arms to be most attractive.

 

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Elephant, it appears things are more serious that we initially thought.  They have a FLAG!!!!

Whose side are you on, anyway??
 

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This is what a tranquilized bear falling out of a tree looks like.
 

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J Michael said:
TheTrisagion said:
Elephant, it appears things are more serious that we initially thought.  They have a FLAG!!!!

Whose side are you on, anyway??
JMichael, I insist that you go get a manicure immediately.  Your cuticles are atrocious!
 

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TheTrisagion said:
J Michael said:
TheTrisagion said:
Elephant, it appears things are more serious that we initially thought.  They have a FLAG!!!!

Whose side are you on, anyway??
JMichael, I insist that you go get a manicure immediately.  Your cuticles are atrocious!
Oh, yeah.....?  Well, someone here has elephant breath, and it ain't me  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:.

(Hey, on my wages, I can barely afford to get to work and back, let alone salmon and manicures!)
 

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I think we all need to calm down!

Why can't we be friends
Why can't we be friends
Why can't we be friends
Why can't we be friends

Your furry arms don't matter to me
As long as we can live in harmony


 

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elephant said:
I think we all need to calm down!

Why can't we be friends
Why can't we be friends
Why can't we be friends
Why can't we be friends

Your furry arms don't matter to me
As long as we can live in harmony

I know...we can be each other!!! ;D ;D  Now, that's harmony!!
 
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