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Big lizards scare Secret Service ahead of Obama's Thailand visit
UPI.com ^ | 11/17/12 | UPI

Posted on 11/17/2012 1:26:19 PM PST by NormsRevenge

BANGKOK, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Thai officials reassured the U.S. Secret Service that lizards found on the Government House grounds were not the dangerous komodo dragons, but water lizards.

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TOPICS: Government; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: lizards; obama; secretservice; thailand
For Jimmy Carter, a rabbit, for Obama, a lizard?

STrange times indeed. altho some of them buggers can get nasty.. ask phil bronstein..

1 posted on 11/17/2012 1:26:27 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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I reckun he wasn't invited along..


2 posted on 11/17/2012 1:29:17 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

They’ve been around Obama for around years now, and they’re still afraid of lizards?

Heh, heh, heh...


3 posted on 11/17/2012 1:30:03 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and 48 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Obama’s safe,excrement is not on the lizard’s diet.


4 posted on 11/17/2012 1:30:22 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: NormsRevenge

If they’re not frightened by Michelle a few lizards shouldn’t be a problem!


5 posted on 11/17/2012 1:32:35 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: NormsRevenge
'benign water monitors '

Humorous article. I once saw a 'benign' water lizard in Malaysia rip apart a small dog. They are not as large as a komodo, but just as rovian.

6 posted on 11/17/2012 1:34:32 PM PST by Theoria (Romney is a Pyrrhic victory.)
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To: NormsRevenge

7 posted on 11/17/2012 1:34:49 PM PST by OwenKellogg
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To: Theoria

So one of these little saurians could be the modern counterpart to Jimmy Carter’s rabbit???


8 posted on 11/17/2012 1:39:25 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Theoria
Water lizards startle US security detail - BangkokPost.com


Government House and a monitor lizard
(Photos by Somchai Poomlard and Thiti Wannamontha)

They got enough teeth to make a good day into a bad one real quick.. I wouldn't mess with 'em.

9 posted on 11/17/2012 1:40:56 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Theoria

Lizard
10 posted on 11/17/2012 1:41:16 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: NormsRevenge

I’d guess that Thais consider them good luck; why otherwise tolerate them being on the Government House grounds?


11 posted on 11/17/2012 1:42:48 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: NormsRevenge

I sure hope the big lizard scare doesn’t take away from the SS finding call girls on this trip.


12 posted on 11/17/2012 1:44:31 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

No, Thai’s consider it bad luck if one visits your home. The thai word is ‘hia’. It’s a curse word when not used in reference to a lizard.


13 posted on 11/17/2012 1:48:44 PM PST by Theoria (Romney is a Pyrrhic victory.)
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To: NormsRevenge
were not the dangerous komodo dragons

What do we have to do to get some of them suckers?

14 posted on 11/17/2012 1:54:51 PM PST by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: Theoria

OK, so they ought to clear them off the Government House grounds... seem logical? Unless they loathe their king even worse than we loathe Obama.


15 posted on 11/17/2012 1:55:31 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: NormsRevenge
They eat small reptiles and mammals, fish, birds, carrion and even fruits.

Isn't the fruits category the one they should be concerned about?
16 posted on 11/17/2012 1:56:34 PM PST by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine .)
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To: righttackle44

Heard Obama going to Asia as he had a craving for Rib Eye Dog. White House chefs don’t know how to cook Obama’s favorite meat.


17 posted on 11/17/2012 2:10:56 PM PST by YukonGreen
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To: righttackle44

That species is homosexual, they will be protectedt any cost


18 posted on 11/17/2012 2:12:22 PM PST by Einherjar ( Asking only workman's wages I come looking for a job But I get no offers...)
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To: NormsRevenge

These Water Lizards only eat spineless, floundering, slimy, things, so.....they’re not MAN eating....

...oh....wait...


19 posted on 11/17/2012 2:16:09 PM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: NormsRevenge

Sounds like a scene out of Skyfall.


20 posted on 11/17/2012 2:16:23 PM PST by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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21 posted on 11/17/2012 2:26:03 PM PST by RandallFlagg ("Liberalism is about as progressive as CANCER" -Alfonzo Rachel)
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22 posted on 11/17/2012 2:30:39 PM PST by Brandonmark (OWCM is The new American Minority!)
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To: NormsRevenge

The View is doing an Obama butt kiss remote?


23 posted on 11/17/2012 2:32:21 PM PST by Happy Rain ("Obama is the PC fascist Soros was looking for.")
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24 posted on 11/17/2012 2:36:23 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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"...my first encounter with a Thai lizard came as I woke up after my first "nap", after a 30 hour flight....I heard this scratching, opened my eyes,looked around without moving....heard it again,this time it sounded closer, this time I looked under the bed, "eeeecks", upside down it looked like a fweakin alligator to this city kid....it was an ant trap the guy who was in the bunk two beds down had on a long leash....it took getting used to...

25 posted on 11/17/2012 2:38:00 PM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: NormsRevenge
Somebody call Peter Parker.


26 posted on 11/17/2012 2:38:57 PM PST by Bratch
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To: NormsRevenge
Yeah, but can they swim?


27 posted on 11/17/2012 2:48:23 PM PST by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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To: Colorado Doug
For those too young to remember the above picture.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Jimmycarter_rabbit.jpg

28 posted on 11/17/2012 2:50:19 PM PST by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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To: NormsRevenge

There’s a lizard (a type of gekko I think) in the Phillipines, whose call at night speaks for my attitude toward my present government. Old WESTPAC sailors know what I’m talking about.


29 posted on 11/17/2012 3:01:22 PM PST by VR-21 (And I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I’ll bet they eat rats.


30 posted on 11/17/2012 3:21:07 PM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: Theoria

barack pben dtua hia asat , ahia ching ching


31 posted on 11/17/2012 4:46:05 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: NormsRevenge
BANGKOK, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Thai officials reassured the U.S. Secret Service that lizards found on the Government House grounds were not the dangerous komodo dragons, but water lounge lizards.

Fixed it! :-D

32 posted on 11/19/2012 7:54:57 PM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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