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  • Western cuckoo up for endangered species listing ( UN Agenda 21 )

    08/18/2014 12:12:36 PM PDT · 39 of 45
    Carthego delenda est to george76

    Looking at the maps of proposed ‘critical habitat’ in my area, almost ALL of it is on private land where farming and ranching takes place. It is also where we farmers and ranchers own our water rights. This is about ending farming and ranching and control of the water, which of course means not using it so it can be ‘free’.

    546,335 Acres in 9 Western States Proposed as Protected Critical Habitat for Yellow-billed Cuckoos

    For Immediate Release, August 14, 2014

    Contact: Michael Robinson (575) 313-7017

    Protection Will Benefit Rare Songbird and Health of Rivers in
    Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah and Wyoming

    SACRAMENTO, Calif.— The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today proposed to protect more than a half-million acres of critical habitat across the West for the yellow-billed cuckoo, a songbird that lives along rivers and streams. The bird was proposed for Endangered Species Act protection in October 2013 as part of a 2011 agreement with the Center for Biological Diversity to speed protection decisions for 757 imperiled species nationwide. Today’s proposal would protect 546,335 acres of streamside habitat in nine western states including Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah and Wyoming.

    Photo courtesy Flickr Commons/Seabamirum. This photo is available for media use.
    “This is an important victory not just for yellow-billed cuckoos but for rivers and streams across the West,” said Michael Robinson, a conservation advocate at the Center, which first petitioned for the cuckoo’s protection in 1998.

    The cuckoo was identified as being in need of federal protection in 1986. It once thrived along nearly every water body in the West, but its population has been devastated by dams, livestock grazing, water withdrawals, river channelization and other factors. Today it survives in scattered locations in very small numbers, including portions of the Sacramento, Eel and Kern rivers in California; the Colorado, Gila, Verde and San Pedro rivers in Arizona; the Gila and Rio Grande rivers in New Mexico; and scattered locations in Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Texas, Wyoming and Utah. Historically it was common from the shores of Lake Washington in Seattle to the mouth of the Colorado River.

    The bird’s Endangered Species Act protection is expected to be finalized in October, and today’s proposed critical habitat designation should be finalized in October 2015. Critical habitat protection will require any federally funded or permitted projects that could harm the cuckoo’s habitat to consult with the Fish and Wildlife Service to ensure that the habitat is not harmed. Species with protected critical habitat are more than twice as likely to be recovering compared to those without.

    The cuckoo is a visually striking bird with a long tail with flashy white markings. It is also referred to as the “rain crow” for its habit of singing right before storms. It breeds in streamside gallery forests of cottonwood and willow. The cuckoo is one of the few species that can eat spiny caterpillars, such as tent caterpillars.

    “The cuckoo’s decline is representative of the poor job we’ve done caring for our waterways, so this proposal is a big step toward being better stewards of our rivers and streams,” said Robinson. “Protecting these streamside habitats will also protect healthy water quality for people.”

    Under the landmark 2011 agreement between the Center and the Service to speed review of species awaiting Endangered Species Act decisions, 128 species have gained protection to date, and another 15 have been proposed for protection, including the cuckoo.

    The Center for Biological Diversity is a national, nonprofit conservation organization with more than 775,000 members and online activists dedicated to the protection of endangered species and wild places.

  • HHS Placing Unaccompanied Minors With Possible MS-13 Ties in Top Gang-Plagued Cities

    08/18/2014 7:14:36 AM PDT · 15 of 22
    Carthego delenda est to xzins

    Giving guns to the gangs in Mexico to blame the U.S. plan went FUBAR, so why not bring the gangs and all the associated violence here? Plan B, IMO.

  • HHS Placing Unaccompanied Minors With Possible MS-13 Ties in Top Gang-Plagued Cities

    08/18/2014 7:02:45 AM PDT · 13 of 22
    Carthego delenda est to xzins

    Well color me shocked, and golly gee. This couldn’t have been orchestrated better if there had been ‘special Obama ambassadors’ in San Salvador, Managua, Tegucigalpa, and Guatamala City, looking for youth covered in MS-13 tats, telling them about the free train ride through Mexico, and all the goodies awaiting them in the U.S.A., and then handing them a wad of cash for the trip.

  • Mob Destroys Ebola Center In Liberia Two Days After It Opens

    08/17/2014 7:54:52 AM PDT · 14 of 20
    Carthego delenda est to SeekAndFind

    There are 20 designated Ebola quarentine centers in the U.S. If cases start appearing here, how many people would willingly allow themselves to be taken there if they developed any of the early symptoms, wondering if they just had a cold, but knowing they would be transported to a facility where the virus is killing people if they alerted authorities to their symptoms? How many neighbors, out of fear, would tell authorities someone is showing symptoms? Seems to me that people would want to avoid going to a quarentine center, well, like the plague.

  • Ancient Maya Cities Found in Jungle

    08/16/2014 10:57:54 AM PDT · 16 of 25
    Carthego delenda est to Rich21IE

    There are many many undiscovered sites all over the Peten of northern Guatemala. I never had the opportunity to fly over the area, but climbed to the top of many pyramids, that the jungle had taken over, and from the top could see many other pyramids over the jungle canopy relatively nearby and some miles away. That whole jungle region is growing on top of a huge ancient metropolis. FWIW, I was fascinated with the region and spent many months exploring in the mid 80’s as a younger and adventurous youth. The jungle is so thick that there could be a monster pyramid a few hundred yards away and from the ground you’d never know it. Absolutely incredible place to visit for those of such a mindset.

  • 8 Reasons Children of the 1970s Should All Be Dead

    08/15/2014 11:42:16 AM PDT · 200 of 319
    Carthego delenda est to skeeter

    Like packing black powder from firecrackers into empty C02 cartridges to use for blowing up beehives etc. in a nearby orchard?”

    Or using the same as depth charges for muskrat in the nearby swamp...

  • ERIC HOLDER: Ferguson Police Should 'Consider' Becoming More Racially Diverse

    08/14/2014 9:57:31 PM PDT · 50 of 61
    Carthego delenda est to 2ndDivisionVet

    Just airdrop a very diverse selection of firearms directly into the conflict zones. A Diverse selection of firearms may have a tendency to override any racial issues.

  • ISIL to U.S.: ‘We will raise the flag of Allah in the White House’

    08/09/2014 6:07:51 PM PDT · 29 of 44
    Carthego delenda est to JohnBrowdie

    “bring it. even with a pussy for president, I’m just not worried about an “army” that boasts toyota pickup trucks as armored vehicles.”

    Highly doubtful it would happen that way. Their “army” is far more likely to self infect a few jihadis with Ebola and head to NYC, or with a bit more planning, turn a ‘missing’ commercial airliner and/or a container ship into a dirty bomb on US soil or ports. Of course such an event DOES take planning and it would be highly doubtful that Valerie and Bozo wouldn’t at least have some peripheral knowledge beforehand. These ISIL lackeys just can’t help themselves from bragging. Either of those scenarios would effectively shut down commerce. No Toyota’s needed.

  • Possible Mountain Lion In My Area

    08/08/2014 11:56:54 PM PDT · 69 of 101
    Carthego delenda est to SolidRedState

    Three years ago I had a cat picking off my sheep. They are very stealthy, see in the dark well, and most always know of your presence long before you catch on that they are around, if you ever do. That dang cat waited for me to leave my hide on night for over 5 hours, when I went inside to drink a cup of coffee. Came back 5 minutes later to catch it dragging another ewe to the edge of the corral!

    Then this winter I had a deer problem in the garden. There would be between 15-20 in there eating the cover crop and were very reluctant to leave even with headlights, horns, etc. I’d pretty much resigned myself to having to build an 8’ fence before spring when a cat discovered the easy pickings. It only took the cat killing a couple in the garden and dragging them off before the whole herd decided it wasn’t a safe place to graze anymore.

    Like a couple other posters mentioned, I think it would be wise to have a shotgun loaded with 00.

  • Sarah Palin to headline political talk in Phoenix (September 4th)

    08/04/2014 7:21:11 PM PDT · 5 of 5
    Carthego delenda est to 2ndDivisionVet
  • Michael Steele: Beware pizza with Ted Cruz

    08/04/2014 6:50:10 PM PDT · 15 of 50
    Carthego delenda est to 2ndDivisionVet

    “For John Boehner, whenever any of his members says, ‘Hey, I’m about to have pizza and beer with Ted Cruz,’ he should be concerned,” Steele joked.

    Images of Boehner standing at the railing of the GOPe Titanic crying, as he watches conservative House members in lifeboats heading towards the SS Palin/Cruz fill my head... “Bye Bye...sniffle.. sniffle...”

  • More than 1.6 million Americans do not have indoor plumbing.

    08/04/2014 6:40:04 PM PDT · 51 of 52
    Carthego delenda est to bgill

    “The other day I learned why our neighbors are constantly going up and down between our houses. Because they’re “going” right outside my kitchen window.”

    A few days ago somebody posted an article about a Chinese woman on a flight in or heading into the U.S. Her child had to relieve his/her self so the woman just laid down some paper and the child, like a well trained puppy (minus the circling), let it rip on top the paper. I started to wonder if this was some sort of cultural phenomenon so I emailed a retired commercial pilot friend and asked him about such. He mentioned how yes, at least on one occasion that he remembers, a Chinese lady went to the back of the plane to relieve herself, but rather than open the door to one of the facilities, she just squatted down and defecated right there in the aisle.

    Maybe it’s a thing about liberals and Chinese, or perhaps a thing about aisles and alleys...

  • Map Of Ebola Quarantine Stations: (shortened)

    08/04/2014 6:29:13 PM PDT · 55 of 56
    Carthego delenda est to Titan Magroyne

    Yes, the Walmart here regularly runs out of everyday items as well. The empty shelf space will usually last for weeks or months at a time. I always figured it was because of proximity to the Mexican border and the management wanted all the illegals to feel right at home. Now I have to rethink that theory.

  • Airlines Begin Cutting Flights To West Africa Due To Ebola Threat

    08/04/2014 5:39:13 PM PDT · 16 of 22
    Carthego delenda est to BlatherNaut

    “Nigeria’s largest airline, Arik Air, has stopped flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone. Nigeria has also banned African airline Asky from its airspace for bringing a case of Ebola into Lagos. Ghana has banned flights from the Ebola-affected region as well.”

    Yet this regime invites whole delegations to D.C. from areas of known outbreaks.

  • Contemporary Christian Music's Sinking Witness: Lack of depth and reverence to the Almighty

    08/04/2014 11:16:25 AM PDT · 162 of 344
    Carthego delenda est to Boogieman

    “Yeah, there was an article not long ago that said many members of prominent Christian music acts aren’t even practicing Christians anymore, they just stuck with it for the steady paycheck. Show business is show business, whether you slap the label “Christian” on it or not.”

    Perhaps this is the article you refer to:

    Tim Lambesis world exclusive interview: The As I Lay Dying singer breaks his year-long silence

    “There are bands out there right now, playing Christian festivals, cashing the Christian checks, selling CDs in the Christian stores, who are not Christians. Maybe one or two guys are, but most of them aren’t. They will rationalize it either by saying, “I want this check,” or “Well, one guy still is” or worse, I know of one band who says, “Well, we don’t want to let our fans down, because we love them so much.”
    We toured with more “Christian bands” who actually aren’t Christians than bands that are. In 12 years of touring with As I Lay Dying, I would say maybe one in 10 Christian bands we toured with were actually Christian bands. I actually wasn’t the first guy in As I Lay Dying to stop being a Christian. In fact, I think I was the third. The two who remained kind of stopped talking about it, and then I’m pretty sure they dropped it, too. We talked about whether to keep taking money from the “Christian market.” We had this bizarrely “noble” thing, like, “Well, we’re not passing along any bad ideas. We’re just singing about real life stuff. Those kids need to hear about real life, because they live in a bubble.”

  • More than 1.6 million Americans do not have indoor plumbing.

    08/04/2014 9:52:32 AM PDT · 11 of 52
    Carthego delenda est to Citizen Zed

    I can think of at least 10 households in the rural area I live in that don’t have flush toilets. Without exception, they all house liberals. Most of them supposedly compost their feces and use it to ‘fertilize’ their gardens and trees.

  • Las Cruces man accused of killing mom with sword set to appear in court

    08/04/2014 8:37:19 AM PDT · 6 of 21
    Carthego delenda est to skinkinthegrass

    Snip: “After the attack, Hunt cleaned up, put on a hoodie and ate a banana”

  • America, Ebola, and Fear: Overblown Panic in America

    08/02/2014 9:06:34 AM PDT · 58 of 117
    Carthego delenda est to gas_dr

    Ah, with all due respect Dr, granted it was probably an auto-correct error, but you wrote “went to try and do EXACTLY what physicians are supposed to do, gel the sick.” There is a strong irony there that the VIRUS does just that: turns the patients organs into ‘gel’. Such is why perhaps it would be just a wee bit more prudent to send a team and all the necessary supplies to the region where the virus is loose rather than have 100% confidence no mistakes will be made in bringing the virus here.

    I have great respect for doctors and staff who risk their lives dealing with these kinds of things, but a line must be drawn at risking other people’s lives.

  • America, Ebola, and Fear: Overblown Panic in America

    08/02/2014 8:17:03 AM PDT · 43 of 117
    Carthego delenda est to austinaero

    “Obama Inc will manipulate the panic in order to gain more control. Even if there is no leak of infection, or outbreak, all one of Obama’s lackeys has to do is ‘imply’ that the Ebola virus is spreading in the US,,,and the propaganda media will eat it up, even if NOT true and we will never know the truth.”

    Wow! If ever there was the opportunity for a truly evil regime to remove ‘undesirables’ from the populace, this would be the perfect means to go about it! Announce that this incredibly contagious virus with horrifying effects is on the loose, that anybody in their right mind would avoid at all costs. Set up 20 ‘quarantine centers’ around the country staffed by your most loyal and equally evil followers. All the regime would need to do is go around collecting the undesirables in some sort of ‘ambulance’ claiming to family and neighbors that the individual had been in a place where they were exposed, and needed to be quarantined for the safety of the rest of the country. Transport said individuals to one of the 20 facilities where they are placed in a level 4 lab never to be seen again. Nobody could even investigate. No bodies because they must be cremated.

    I have a great imagination...

  • Massive emergency drill in New York City

    08/01/2014 6:39:13 PM PDT · 29 of 35
    Carthego delenda est to wrench

    ““nah ebola wont be a problem for the US. Not even worth a mention.”

    Is tha why 0bama signed an EO yesterday empowering federal agencies to quarantine and arrest, if necessary, citizens showing signs of respiratory disease?”

    I missed that. Do you have a link? Thanks!

  • Map Of Ebola Quarantine Stations: (shortened)

    08/01/2014 6:19:34 PM PDT · 17 of 56
    Carthego delenda est to Kartographer

    Was in Walmart earlier thinking I’d buy some disinfectant wipes that come in the cylindrical plastic containers. They were pricey at 3 containers for just under $10, with I think was 225 total wipes. So I decided instead to go buy isopropyl alcohol and just use paper towels. After all, I’ve had those plastic container wipes dry out here in the high desert. So I went to the shelves where the isopropyl should be and the shelves were bare. Could have bought some grain alcohol but it’s expensive. Figured I’d just use the bleach I have if needed. Perhaps somebody knows which is more effective at killing a virus; bleach or alcohol? More importantly, if Eblola gets loose in this country, I don’t think I want to be in a situation where I need to be sanitizing surfaces. I’m thinking more along the lines of decontamination while taking off gloves and such.

  • Survival Medicine Hour: Ebola!

    08/01/2014 5:38:03 PM PDT · 9 of 11
    Carthego delenda est to Chickensoup

    Wow, I had heard today that bodies were being left where they fall, baking in the sun, and then to pressure build up they ‘pop’ or ‘explode’. Then of course various critters come by and spread the mess around.

  • Ebola question {vanity}

    08/01/2014 8:50:09 AM PDT · 101 of 135
    Carthego delenda est to Gadsden1st

    Excellent and worth repeating:

    “He was on the plane on the 20th. If others on the plane got it, they should be showing up by this weekend through next week.”

    IF ‘they’ were infected, continued about to their destinations, went about their normal life interacting in the general public, then IF symptoms showing up in the next week, the virus is loose, and all bets are off.

  • Ebola question {vanity}

    08/01/2014 12:11:03 AM PDT · 20 of 135
    Carthego delenda est to No One Special

    I’m sure the CDC has generated models of the spread. I wonder what the hypothetical spread is if one contagious person in a large city who is out in public shopping, eating, public transportation, etc, how many become infected by that single person and then exponentially spread it from there. I don’t see how it could possibly be contained. Then the next question would be would the government even alert the public or keep quiet to avoid anticipated hoarding and riots?

  • CDC Designates El Paso an Ebola Quarantine Site

    07/31/2014 11:51:11 PM PDT · 52 of 69
    Carthego delenda est to PAR35

    If this thing is already loose, it will be global. If indeed there is a 21 day lag on showing symptoms, and if a person is contagious for even a short portion of that 21 days, there could be 10’s of thousands, if not more, people walking around passing the virus right now. 20 facilities would barely make a dent in ‘treatment’. More likely, they would/are being set up to process death.

  • Louisiana lawmaker: Opposition to border bill is 'insurmountable'

    07/31/2014 4:09:17 PM PDT · 9 of 28
    Carthego delenda est to jazusamo

    Fleming has it right. Obama, being the tyrant that he is, will dictate with his pen and cellphone whatever he darn well pleases. Republicans would be wise to have no hand in it.

  • Traders Are Blaming Thursday's Big Sell-Off On 1 Stat (DJIA -317)

    07/31/2014 3:16:33 PM PDT · 4 of 27
    Carthego delenda est to blam

    “The stock market is experiencing its worst one-day sell-off in months.

    There’s no shortage of things to be worried about. Argentina just defaulted, Iraq’s a mess, and Russia could soon retaliate for the latest round of economic sanctions.”

    And if Ebola breaks out into countries that actually produce something... But the market will prolly be the least of our worries at that time.

  • Boehner Tries To Resuscitate Dying Border Bill

    07/31/2014 12:39:37 PM PDT · 34 of 77
    Carthego delenda est to Mariner

    Having a vote to remove blank check Boehner as the Speaker would probably be the best thing republicans can do to even just start to put an end to funding of this totalitarian regime.

  • Turkish ‘Humanitarian Aid’ to Gaza: Ball-Bearings, Cement Mixers

    07/31/2014 6:54:16 AM PDT · 6 of 14
    Carthego delenda est to Olog-hai

    There was an operation in Viet Nam in which 7.62x39 rounds were reloaded with C-4 or something similar instead of gunpowder and deliberately left for the VC to stumble upon and use. Perhaps the IDF could leave some look-a-like rockets in key locations full of ball bearings and high explosives.

  • Boycott Turner Classic Movies Friday

    07/30/2014 7:09:01 AM PDT · 21 of 120
    Carthego delenda est to Chainmail

    “We have never dealt with her as we should have and punished her for her betrayal.”

    We never dealt with most of the satanic traitorous filth of that generation as we should have, and because of our inaction, we are reaping the rewards of having allowed them to successfully take over our government.

  • Jesse Ventura wins $1.8million defamation suit against estate of.. Chris Kyle

    07/29/2014 1:15:30 PM PDT · 3 of 81
    Carthego delenda est to CivilWarBrewing

    The trial should not have taken place in Minnesota.

  • Liberia closes borders as Ebola hits major west African cities

    07/28/2014 10:25:32 PM PDT · 11 of 32
    Carthego delenda est to dragnet2

    “Imagine teams of terrorist instead of being human bombs, teams of them are infected and smuggled into the U.S. thorough the Mexican border..”

    Imagine teams of them doing both, wandering around in populated areas, and then once they know death is near, blowing themselves up in a densely populated area.

  • My Church Loyalties

    07/28/2014 9:24:26 PM PDT · 63 of 79
    Carthego delenda est to metmom

    “We are not under obligation to keep the Ten Commandments to be in right standing with God any more. That’s the old covenant.”

    I am sincerely grateful that you wrote the above. I do not understand such. I was in a group discussion just week or so ago and that issue was brought up and still has me perplexed. One individual stated we are free to do anything and used 1 Corinthians 8 as the basis of such. The context is regarding food sacrificed to idols and in verse 9 we are warned to not be a stumbling block to those who are weak. So if we are no longer obligated to keep the 10 commandments, can an individual be an adulterous murderer so long as such is done in secrecy so as not to wound a weaker individuals conscience? I had thought Christ came to fulfill the law rather than abolish it.

    Again, I ask in all sincerity, and apologize for further going off topic, but this concept baffles me, and perhaps you can shed some light on this for me. Thanks.

  • My Church Loyalties

    07/28/2014 3:56:26 PM PDT · 5 of 79
    Carthego delenda est to The Grammarian

    “In fact, Catholics have often been better at reform than Protestants, as Karl Barth acknowledged after Vatican II.”

    “Gee, if only there was a Vatican XXV...”
    “Can’t we all just get along?”


  • Scrubbed: NBC Journalist 'Witnessed' Israeli Attack Against Gaza Hospital

    07/28/2014 12:02:00 PM PDT · 6 of 27
    Carthego delenda est to blueyon

    LSM will continue to lie, until it becomes painful to do such.

  • Firearm background checks on rise in New Mexico since Newtown

    07/26/2014 11:33:34 AM PDT · 8 of 8
    Carthego delenda est to SpeakerToAnimals

    “All those liberal neighbors you used to have live in CO, NM, AZ and are now invading Texas. The failed northeast states are turning the West blue.”

    You’re right! Here in SW New Mexico I keep coming across people new to the area that I thought were speaking a foreign language until somebody pointed out to me that such is what passes for English in Bawsten and the surrounding areas. I was listening to a transplanted Bawsten couple a while back and they were terribly upset. As best as I could understand, all their ranting and foaming at the mouth was due to their unbelief that the government just let all those scary armed men at the Bundy ranch live.

    I really despise the politics these libtards bring with them after crapping so much in their home states to the point that they need to evacuate.

  • Has President Obama Had Any Impact on the Stock Market’s Success?

    07/26/2014 10:56:06 AM PDT · 39 of 40
    Carthego delenda est to Ligyron

    “Actually, I think Obama has been good for the economy. Wall Street funds both candidates anyway to cover their rear ends and it works.”

    You’re on the wrong forum noob. July 26 2014

  • Israel must be permitted to crush Hamas

    07/25/2014 11:51:21 PM PDT · 7 of 46
    Carthego delenda est to 2ndDivisionVet

    “And David wasted all the land, and left neither man nor woman alive: and took away the sheep and the oxen, and the asses, and the camels, and the apparel...”
    1Samuel 27:9

    “Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.”
    1Samuel 15:3

    “But of those cities that shall be given thee, thou shalt suffer none at all to live”
    Deuteronomy 20:16

  • State-by-State Map: Where Migrant Children Are Placed

    07/25/2014 5:13:26 PM PDT · 18 of 49
    Carthego delenda est to cripplecreek

    “So what did New Mexico do?”

    I think they just get routed to the motor vehicle division to get instant citizenship and pre-absentee vote a few times.

  • Moderates balking at Senate border bill

    07/24/2014 1:34:01 PM PDT · 6 of 22
    Carthego delenda est to cotton1706

    My eyes!!! My eyes!!!

    The Burn!!!!!!!

    Must... Have.... Eye bleach!!!!!

  • CEO of the US, politicians need NOT apply

    07/21/2014 2:09:22 PM PDT · 44 of 112
    Carthego delenda est to 2ndDivisionVet

    Conservatives really need a new party... The GOP punch bowl has lost its appeal with the uniparty entrenched establishment and all the Paulbots/Johnson libs diluting any remaining conservative flavor.

  • Budget to Transport Illegals Across USA Approaches $100M

    07/21/2014 12:55:26 PM PDT · 8 of 10
    Carthego delenda est to lilyramone

    From the article:
    “HHS would receive the majority of the proposed funds, $1.8 billion, to fund more amenities for illegal immigrants. Only $433 million would go to Customs and Border Protection, which is in charge of securing the border.”

    FOUR times as much funding for amenities for the invaders than for securing the border!!!

  • Bill Clinton: Hillary needs time to decide

    07/21/2014 7:08:12 AM PDT · 32 of 78
    Carthego delenda est to Cincinatus' Wife

    Perhaps her and Jeb could team up under the banner of working together, moving America into a post partisan era. No more need for bashing one another in a two party system, a move to end all gridlock, setting an example for the global community by showing our love for each other and our less fortunate neighboring nations, ushering in a new global order of peace and loving compassion, blah, blah, blah. “All aboard!”.... or else!

  • Elizabeth Warren’s List for Progressives Is EERILY SIMILAR to Hitler’s Nazi List

    07/19/2014 11:25:57 PM PDT · 17 of 41
    Carthego delenda est to Carthego delenda est

    I forgot to add...

    A smiling Mitt Romney walks over to her and shakes her hand as he concedes.

  • Elizabeth Warren’s List for Progressives Is EERILY SIMILAR to Hitler’s Nazi List

    07/19/2014 11:21:36 PM PDT · 14 of 41
    Carthego delenda est to Nachum

    “Ladies and gentlemen of the Uniteds States, this is history in the making! We have overcome the republicans war on women! We have overcome the rampant racism of the tea baggers! Ladies and gentlemen, I am pleased to introduce you to President Warren!” (Massive applause as hail to the chief cues up)


  • Weekly Garden Thread Volume 29 July 18, 2014

    07/18/2014 4:48:16 PM PDT · 41 of 121
    Carthego delenda est to TexasTransplant

    Yep! That’ll work! Wonder what the unit costs? Might have some friendly fire casualties of melons or tomatoes!

  • Weekly Garden Thread Volume 29 July 18, 2014

    07/18/2014 4:38:15 PM PDT · 40 of 121
    Carthego delenda est to tubebender

    Thanks! That trap looks like it works well!

  • Pope Francis makes phone call to Israel, Palestine presidents

    07/18/2014 2:16:49 PM PDT · 5 of 14
    Carthego delenda est to NYer

    “Before Israel dies, it must be humiliated and degraded”

    -Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal

    Fer some reason, I doubt Khaled really cares what Francis has to say.

  • Weekly Garden Thread Volume 29 July 18, 2014

    07/18/2014 1:52:20 PM PDT · 23 of 121
    Carthego delenda est to EQAndyBuzz

    Sounds to me like you have a nitrogen rich soil. Lots of growth and no fruit. Perhaps you could add some bonemeal to the soil. You may still be able to get some produce off your existing plants if you try applying a fertilizer with a higher phosphate ratio. The fastest way to have it take effect is to foliar feed, directly spraying the solution onto the foliage first thing in the morning. You can use a binder such as yucca root extract (Thermax) or I’ve heard egg whites work well too.

  • Weekly Garden Thread Volume 29 July 18, 2014

    07/18/2014 1:37:30 PM PDT · 19 of 121
    Carthego delenda est to Bon of Babble

    Gophers can be such a pest! One of the better investments I made for one of my current gardens was to bury 1/2” hardware cloth 18” down around the whole perimeter. I still have to deal with the occasional gopher in different areas though. Bill Murray had it right in the movie Caddy Shack going all out war on the darn rodents with C-4!

    My standard process in dealing with them at the first sign of a new mound is to first excavate the new tunnel they made evidenced by the new mound. I do such using a soup spoon, prodding to ‘feel’ the loose soil to determine their back-filled tunnel. I then will place a trap in the excavated tunnel and use a piece if fruit, such as a slice of apple or pear, behind the trap so that the gopher has to push through the trap (and get caught) to get to the fruit. I have a couple dozen of this type trap:

    The second method I use if the gopher is too smart to get caught in the trap is to once again excavate the tunnel, and then place about a spoonful of gopher bait in the tunnel, covering up the entrance with a rock or something so that the gopher doesn’t just sense that it’s tunnel has been opened up and immediately back-fill, bypassing the bait. I use this brand bait with good results.

    If neither of those two methods work, I then have to go out as soon as it is light enough to see, look for the recent activity, see if it’s hole is still open, which usually means it is not done yet and will shortly be back to back-fill the entrance, and wait patiently with a firearm pre-aimed at the hole. That ALWAYS works but requires patience.

    I’m not sure what type snakes you have in your area, but by me there are bull snakes and gopher snakes. I keep a grain bag in the truck and if I see one crawled up on the highway in the evening (soaking up the days residual heat) I’ll stop, catch it, put it in the grain bag, and let it go down a gopher hole near my garden.

    I know some people who will only kill the gophers that are actually in their garden. I go further out in the surrounding area since they seem to eventually make their way into the garden. One other method I’ve heard of with good results is to gas the gophers with CO2. I had on friend who was a bit of a pyro who had a blast using Oxy/acetylene pumped into the tunnels and then igniting it....