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2018-08-09 02:26:52 PM  
I used to eat a lot of crows but found it was murder on my digestive tract.
 
2018-08-09 02:27:39 PM  
What "eating crows" might resemble.

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2018-08-09 02:50:33 PM  
I don't any animal smarter than your average Trumpster.
 
2018-08-09 04:11:59 PM  
I'm pretty sure crows are covered by The Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918, which makes it illegal to kill any songbird or possess their feathers or other body parts under most circumstances.
 
2018-08-09 05:14:44 PM  
Murderers!
 
2018-08-09 05:23:44 PM  
I want to Murder this headline.
 
2018-08-09 05:32:23 PM  
All you need is a whistle and a stick!
 
2018-08-09 05:34:57 PM  
Yah know, I had a very strange experience involving a crow...

It was November 8th, 2016. I was walking home from dropping my ballot off at the voting center a few blocks down the street. I brought my ID, but I didn't have my phone, as it was dead and I only was walking for a few blocks so I didn't think I needed it and left it charging

A shadow passed over me and up the street I saw something large and black literally drop from the sky. When I walked over to it, I saw it was a raven. It's head was cracked open, considering how much blood was pouring from its head (couldn't see past the feathers) and its feet were mangled. The wings looked perfectly fine though. It was...a very eerie and foreboding sight. Tried to brush it off and continue with my day, but the feelings of dread grew worse and worse.

Aaaand then we all knew what happened that evening...
 
2018-08-09 05:38:52 PM  

MrBallou: I'm pretty sure crows are covered by The Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918, which makes it illegal to kill any songbird or possess their feathers or other body parts under most circumstances.


Not just songbirds, any native migratory bird.  There are exceptions for permitted hunting of certain families (e.g. anatidae: geese and ducks), and special permits for Indigenous hunters, and some additional exceptions (farm-raised birds, researchers with permits, zoos, etc).

The list is here, and it includes seven species of crow (some of which only occur in territories like the Mariana Islands):
https://www.fws.gov/birds/management/​m​anaged-species/migratory-bird-treaty-a​ct-protected-species.php
 
2018-08-09 05:40:38 PM  
"people's instinctual disgust towards certain animals "

Wait, there's an instinctual disgust towards eating crows? I've never heard of this.
 
2018-08-09 05:48:42 PM  

phalamir: I don't any animal smarter than your average Trumpster.


Ah, a life devoid of bacon, how sad.
 
2018-08-09 05:55:27 PM  
You can hunt them in NYS September 1st to March 31st on Fridays through Mondays only with no bag limit everywhere in that state but NYC. I have no idea a.) why the day restriction or b.) why you would want to.

I will say that time of year they tend to collect in roosts of 10,000+ in abandoned buildings and factories, flying out in a black pin wheeling carpet of portent every morning and returning as a hell inspired fruit turing every tree black as if it were summer in a land of the color blind every evening. So it could be easy pickin's if you're into eating people's lost souls.
 
2018-08-09 06:04:21 PM  

RJReves: What "eating crows" might resemble.

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2018-08-09 06:04:36 PM  
Don't remember the last time I was that raven-ous.
 
2018-08-09 06:07:00 PM  

Ecliptic: You can hunt them in NYS September 1st to March 31st on Fridays through Mondays only with no bag limit everywhere in that state but NYC. I have no idea a.) why the day restriction or b.) why you would want to.

I will say that time of year they tend to collect in roosts of 10,000+ in abandoned buildings and factories, flying out in a black pin wheeling carpet of portent every morning and returning as a hell inspired fruit turing every tree black as if it were summer in a land of the color blind every evening. So it could be easy pickin's if you're into eating people's lost souls.


Try walking up that roost with a shotgun. Crows are smart motherfarkers, and can recognize individual humans. So, it might work once.
 
2018-08-09 06:09:18 PM  

phalamir: I don't any animal smarter than your average Trumpster.


We get it, you're a vegan.
 
2018-08-09 06:25:52 PM  
I came up with a perfect slogan:

Dr. T. W. Stallings' Crow Meat

"Put some caw in your maw!"
 
2018-08-09 06:35:52 PM  

JustMatt: RJReves: What "eating crows" might resemble.

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And then the murder began... pecking and pooping.
 
2018-08-09 07:09:37 PM  
MBMBaM: Reggie from Taco Bell
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2018-08-09 07:24:14 PM  
Murdering a metric flock-ton of crow?
 
2018-08-09 07:42:17 PM  
Well... That's So Raven.
 
2018-08-09 07:43:07 PM  
Frank eats a crow
Youtube UJYTjjNp8ys
 
2018-08-09 08:24:50 PM  
Stallings held "crow banquets"

Well done, agent, but pick a less obvious cover name next time.
 
2018-08-09 08:35:59 PM  
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2018-08-09 08:37:30 PM  

phalamir: I don't any animal smarter than your average Trumpster.


Or average stupid farker with TDS
 
2018-08-09 08:38:17 PM  

MrBallou: I'm pretty sure crows are covered by The Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918, which makes it illegal to kill any songbird or possess their feathers or other body parts under most circumstances.


They neglect to mention that it was during the Depression when people ate anything they could. Particularly in Oklahoma where you know the Dust Bowl was going on?
 
2018-08-09 08:39:42 PM  

ng2810: Yah know, I had a very strange experience involving a crow...

It was November 8th, 2016. I was walking home from dropping my ballot off at the voting center a few blocks down the street. I brought my ID, but I didn't have my phone, as it was dead and I only was walking for a few blocks so I didn't think I needed it and left it charging

A shadow passed over me and up the street I saw something large and black literally drop from the sky. When I walked over to it, I saw it was a raven. It's head was cracked open, considering how much blood was pouring from its head (couldn't see past the feathers) and its feet were mangled. The wings looked perfectly fine though. It was...a very eerie and foreboding sight. Tried to brush it off and continue with my day, but the feelings of dread grew worse and worse.

Aaaand then we all knew what happened that evening...


Yes. Absolute greatness occurred. Idiot liberals and Talking Heads on TV, their minds all exploded. They still haven't gotten over it. It was a beautiful beautiful evening and a great day for America
 
2018-08-09 09:12:25 PM  
I had to read that slowly, and several times - just to make sure.
The Smothers Brothers - My Old Man
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2018-08-09 10:27:20 PM  
fun Pennsylvania fact: the only animals you can hunt for on a Sunday are fox, coyote, and crow

/never ate crow
//I'd try it
///the state legislature really needs to allow all hunting on Sundays
 
2018-08-09 10:30:35 PM  

happydude45: ng2810: Yah know, I had a very strange experience involving a crow...

It was November 8th, 2016. I was walking home from dropping my ballot off at the voting center a few blocks down the street. I brought my ID, but I didn't have my phone, as it was dead and I only was walking for a few blocks so I didn't think I needed it and left it charging

A shadow passed over me and up the street I saw something large and black literally drop from the sky. When I walked over to it, I saw it was a raven. It's head was cracked open, considering how much blood was pouring from its head (couldn't see past the feathers) and its feet were mangled. The wings looked perfectly fine though. It was...a very eerie and foreboding sight. Tried to brush it off and continue with my day, but the feelings of dread grew worse and worse.

Aaaand then we all knew what happened that evening...

Yes. Absolute greatness occurred. Idiot liberals and Talking Heads on TV, their minds all exploded. They still haven't gotten over it. It was a beautiful beautiful evening and a great day for America


Aren't you simply precious.
 
2018-08-10 09:27:32 AM  

RJReves: happydude45: ng2810: Yah know, I had a very strange experience involving a crow...

It was November 8th, 2016. I was walking home from dropping my ballot off at the voting center a few blocks down the street. I brought my ID, but I didn't have my phone, as it was dead and I only was walking for a few blocks so I didn't think I needed it and left it charging

A shadow passed over me and up the street I saw something large and black literally drop from the sky. When I walked over to it, I saw it was a raven. It's head was cracked open, considering how much blood was pouring from its head (couldn't see past the feathers) and its feet were mangled. The wings looked perfectly fine though. It was...a very eerie and foreboding sight. Tried to brush it off and continue with my day, but the feelings of dread grew worse and worse.

Aaaand then we all knew what happened that evening...

Yes. Absolute greatness occurred. Idiot liberals and Talking Heads on TV, their minds all exploded. They still haven't gotten over it. It was a beautiful beautiful evening and a great day for America

Aren't you simply precious.


I don't think I've ever been complimented in that way but thank you
 
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