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  1. Find a heavy cloth like a coat, thick enough that fangs can't go through. Probably best if it's one that you either can thoroughly wash or don't mind throwing out. Drive the snake out in the open (after first covering/removing all other hiding places) and throw the cloth over it, wrap it up, and throw it out the window or door. Or you could try just driving it toward a window or door and out, so you never have to touch it. I don't know if that's feasible in your room. The problem with driving or throwing it out is that it might come back. Do you have a bb gun, or does one of your neighbors who might be willing to help?
  2. This might take a while. Is there someone who can help you? How big is the snake? Can your kids help, or stay somewhere else while you search and exterminate? You're going to have to check and then get rid of all the hiding places. A cloth bag on the end of a broomstick might work as a way to capture it if it isn't too big, but I don't have a suggestion for what to do after that, or if it is a big one. Hopefully someone else has dealt with snakes. We've had animals in our house, but never a snake and when I find snakes outside I just walk away. Are you sure it's under the wardrobe? You can trap it from there. I had a rat once that went under my desk and got into the drawers. Can you see it? I don't know anything about tasers.
  3. I think we can all agree that billionaires should not exist. What about millionaires? How much money hoarding is acceptable for one person/business/family?
  4. Because money and bureaucracy are impediments to everything everywhere. You know this. Reducing the pollution would cost money - worse, it would cost millionaire and billionaire political contributors who own the polluting industries money.
  5. These are mostly "developing countries". Their regulations haven't caught up with technology yet, not even close, and enforcement is spotty at best of what environmental regulations they do have. When you're starving you don't ask where the food came from, you just eat it; similarly, the people who after desperate for money don't ask what they are exchanging for it, and the billionaires and millionaire business owners don't care.
  6. Pollution is a problem, but it is one that has gotten better in most places. Flammable rivers and urban smog are much less common now than they were in the seventies and eighties. (Let's not go back to that by deregulation!) Climate change, on the other hand, has been ignored for over a hundred years and is near the tipping point. That doesn't mean we should only worry about greenhouse gas emissions, we should continue to clean up all the types of pollution. Humanity isn't going to run out of resources - we will poison ourselves in waste long before then unless we charge how we consume and dispose.
  7. Somebody on Twitter hit me with an "Ok Boomer" and made my day.
  8. Yes I have. The money is the smallest pain that these cause.
  9. Thanks. I'm thinking of taking up farming. But this post is still a party pooper post.
  10. If it isn't specifically prohibited, it is allowed. I do not know of any hadiths or rulings on this matter. Read carefully through your marja's rulings on pets and livestock.
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    Ate/Eating/Will Eat?

    Wait, was the strawberry on the cheeseburger? I'm having coffee with milk right now.
  12. I was trying to think of my accomplishments for the past decade, and realized I'm not even sure what I've accomplished over the past 4 decades. I really do need to get to work on something.
  13. I don't know; I just don't like it. I enjoyed archery until I pinged myself with the bowstring and then couldn't hit the target anymore. I gave my compound bow to my little brother. I never owned a gun, though lots of my family members do. I've been around firearms and hunting most of my life. Thanks. I assumed from context, and then looked it up for confirmation.
  14. I also have ethical concerns about the meat industries. If you're eating halal, these aren't mass produced in the United States; it is less of a concern. You could talk with your halal butcher about his supply and encourage him to buy from local small farms, or you could find a farm to obtain your supply directly, or you could take up hunting or farming yourself if you are so inclined. I miss venison and wild birds. I have only once been able to get these halal. I wish there were more Muslim hunters in the US. (I am disinclined to hunt for myself, because I'm too squeamish and don't like the noise of gunfire. If it were a choice between hunting or vegetarianism, I'd choose vegetarianism.)
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