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  • Bear Kills Teen Runner: It Should Have Been a Defensive Gun Use

    06/27/2017 5:50:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 44 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 June, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    A 16-year-old was killed by a black bear on a organized race in Alaska yesterday, on 19 June, 2017.  The runner had plenty of time to use a defensive firearm.  He had called family members to text them that he was being chased by a bear. From adn.com: The runner had apparently made it to the halfway point turnaround and was on his way down when he used his phone to text a family member at 12:37 p.m. that he was being chased by a bear, Precosky said. The family member approached Precosky, who was then in the middle...
  • Excerpt: How the Myth of "Harmless" Wolves was Created

    06/24/2017 6:14:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 48 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 June, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Valerius Geist is a Professor Emeritus of Environmental Science at the University of Calgary, Canada.  He believed in the myth of the "Harmless" wolf until he personally experienced evidence to the contrary, four years after he retired.  In this heavily documented paper, written in 2010, He explores how the mythology came to be. From wolfeducationinternational.com: Valerius Geist November 26th 2010 The effects of thousands of impoverished trappers and wolf bounties in northern Alberta early in the 20the century on predators, and its relation to the myth of the harmless wolf. Dear Colleagues, I have been digging into historical literature in...
  • Where the Hell is PETA?!

    06/18/2017 11:33:49 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 23 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/18/17 | Jim O'Neill
    PETA's silence in the face of undeniable evidence of horrific cruelty toward cats and dogs by Muslims is cowardly, hypocritical, and in itself cruel. By remaining quiet about such torture they are in effect sanctioning it “I’ve seen cats being played football [soccer] with. I have seen cats with their legs torn off and their eyes gouged out. We see cats that have had their heads torn off, and ones that had skin ripped away, or had their legs and back broken. ...The worst thing I saw was a bunch of kittens crawling around with their bowels hanging out because...
  • Bella Twin, Little Woman with a Little Gun, a Big Bear, and a Cold Front

    06/17/2017 7:22:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 42 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 June, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On 10 May, 1953, a front was passing through Slave Lake, a village on the South shore of Lesser Slave Lake in  Alberta, Canada.  It was cool, cloudy, and windy. A 63-year-old Cree grandmother and her partner were hunting small game near Florida Lake.  The wind was from the NE, at 12 to 24 mph. At dawn, the temperature had been 40 degrees F. On the morning of the 11th it would be 35 degrees F.  The high for the 10th was 58 degrees. Bella Twin and her partner Dave Auger were going to make hunting history. They were...
  • Dog leaves half of her food for companion who died

    06/15/2017 9:03:51 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 17 replies
    Fox 31 Denver ^ | 6/15/2017 | Fox 31 Denver
    In case you needed more proof that dogs are some of the most loyal, loving creatures on the planet, here you go. Actor and filmmaker Easton Dufur used to have two yellow Labradors — Cookie and Stitch. The dogs had always shared one food bowl, Easton said in a statement posted on Twitter. My dog Stitch trained my other dog Cookie to only eat half the food that’s in the bowl. So ever since she was young she knew to leave half the food so Stitch can have some (he liked to make sure she would eat,)” Easton wrote.
  • Antifa Woman Assaults Police Horse at Protest

    06/13/2017 5:10:48 PM PDT · by BogusTimes · 18 replies
    Bogus Times ^ | 6/13/17 | Kim Parkhurst
    A female appearing as a skinhead with the group Antifa faces charges of attacking a police horse while protesting against the “March Against Sharia” activists with ACT for America in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Saturday morning. The attack unfolded while Harrisburg police and Pennsylvania State Police Troopers on horseback assisted with crowd control as demonstrators made their way from the steps of the capital through the midtown area.
  • Throwback Tulsa: Controversial Creek Turnpike opened 25 years ago

    06/12/2017 7:13:10 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Tulsa World ^ | March 5, 2017 | Debbie Jackson
    Least terns. A federal lawsuit. Greenpeace. Vandals. Industrious beavers. Angry homeowners. Bureaucratic delays. These were among the obstacles and setbacks that had to be overcome before the Creek Turnpike was built. At one point, the chairman of the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority declared it a “total disaster” and exclaimed: “The Creek Turnpike in Tulsa, God only knows when that’ll be completed,” John Kilpatrick said, as reported by the Tulsa World’s Wayne Greene on Oct. 19, 1990. “If we had it to do all over again, we wouldn’t do that project,” the exasperated Kilpatrick said after federal bureaucrats held up construction of...
  • Cats 1,100 times as deadly to wildlife as lead poisoning?

    05/27/2017 6:26:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 56 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 May, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
     Image from spiegel.com The number of animals that die from lead poisoning because of lead projectiles or lead sinkers on fishing tackle, is highly disputed. The high end estimates are about 10-20 million a year in the United States. Let us put that into perspective. Cats kill birds and small animals. Lead poisoning kills some birds and animals. Animals are killed in collisions with vehicles on our roads.  All animals die. How significant are these numbers?  In Internet wanderings I came across some numbers that show that estimates of the deaths by these various means are pretty wild. The...
  • Tuning in on the The Creator’s Twitter Stream

    05/12/2017 8:26:46 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/12/17 | Judi McLeod
    Even so, our Creator is still there to remind us—most graphically at dawn and at dusk— that no matter what the news of the day, God is in His heaven. No ‘News’ on the Internet can possibly compete with the largely overlooked ‘Real News’ that begins and ends each and every day. Whether or not we’re up early enough, or too busy to notice, the birdsong of ‘God’s Orchestra’ announces each breaking dawn. Sometimes it begins with the chirp of just one or two little birds, calling out to other feathered friends before the full chorus joins in. It’s almost...
  • Bucking Thunder Snow appears to be OK, but teasing follows on Twitter (Kentucky Derby)

    05/07/2017 9:11:09 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 10 replies
    SacBee ^ | 5/6/17 | MICHAEL MCGOUGH
    Those who bet on the favorite can rejoice – Always Dreaming won Saturday afternoon’s Kentucky Derby. Those who bet Dubai-based Thunder Snow at 16-1 odds, on the other hand, didn’t have their hopes up for long. The horse bucked wildly in the mud right out of the starting gate and did not finish the race. Early reports say Thunder Snow appears healthy.
  • Marcus Hiles - Develops Dog-Friendly Luxury Communities with Upmarket Pet Features

    04/30/2017 9:52:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | April 30, 2017 | Accesswire
    DALLAS, TX / ACCESSWIRE / April 30, 2017 / Understanding the importance of pets in today's marketplace and anticipating market demand, real estate developer and philanthropist Marcus Hiles emerged as an early adopter of pampering amenities for domestic animals, building them into upscale communities designed and created by his Dallas-based firm, Western Rim Property Services. Hiles sees the trend continuing well into the future. Solid numbers reinforce the growing demand for acceptance of canines and felines, illustrated by a March 15, 2012 Adweek article posting 2010 census numbers, counting 43 million households with four-footed roommates, but only 38 million households...
  • ISIS fighters killed by wild boars

    04/28/2017 11:41:39 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/28/17 | Matthew Vadum
    Guess who's not getting into Paradise Wild boars mauled three Islamic State fighters to death near Kirkuk, Iraq, according to (mildly hilarious) media reports. “The jihadists’ bodies were found badly mangled by refugees fleeing through farmland as they tried to get away from ISIL territory in al-Rashad, southwest of the city,” the Telegraph (UK) reports. “ISIL fighters responded to the deaths by going on a killing spree of wild boars in the area, said Brigadier Azad Jelal, the deputy head of the Kurdish intelligence service in Kirkuk.” (Islamic State is also known as ISIL, ISIS, and Daesh.)
  • ISIS monsters killed by . . . rampaging wild boars?

    04/26/2017 10:38:08 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 30 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/26/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Th-th-th-th-th-th-that's all folks! I can’t decide if I should drop some serious spiritual commentary on you - about my longstanding theory that animals are more attuned than humans to the presence of spiritual evil - or make some wise-# remark. There’s really no wrong way to give you news like this, because it’s simply too good: Three ISIS militants were mauled to death by a herd of wild boar moments after committing a massacre. Five other terrorists were injured in the rampage by the beasts who attacked them in southern Kirkuk.
  • BART takeover robbery: 50 to 60 teens swarm train, rob weekend riders

    04/24/2017 11:56:33 AM PDT · by Noumenon · 86 replies
    SF Gate ^ | April 24, 2017 | Demian Bulwa
    A recent string of robberies on BART trains took a frightening turn when dozens of juveniles swarmed an Oakland station over the weekend and commandeered a train car, forcing passengers to hand over bags and cell phones and leaving at least two with head injuries, witnesses told the transit agency. The incident — the first of its kind in recent memory — occurred around 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Coliseum Station. According to a police summary, witnesses said 50 to 60 juveniles flooded the station, jumped the fare gates and rushed to the second-story train platform. Some of the robbers apparently...
  • Too Many Elephants at Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park

    04/23/2017 12:07:28 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/23/17 | Jack Dini
    According to an aerial count in 2014 there are around 44,000 elephants at Hwange Elephant numbers across Africa have been declining rapidly under the onslaught of ivory poachers. However, one national park faces an entirely different problem. Hwange’s elephant population just keeps growing. But what, on the face of it, might appear to be good news has become an equally serious problem, one that is more a threat to the elephants long-term survival than ivory poaching. Quite simply, Hwange has too many elephants reports Martin Dunn. Zimbabwe’s Hwange National park is a six thousand square mile area founded in the...
  • Study of Animal Penises Called “Crucial to Solving World’s Problems” [semi-satire]

    04/22/2017 1:08:44 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 22 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 Apr 2017 | John Semmens
    Patricia Brennan, a visiting lecturer at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, who spent nearly $400,000 of taxpayer dollars studying duck penises has become a spokesperson in opposition to Trump’s proposed cuts to funding studies like hers. One of the research topics likely to be cut off from tax-funding is her current project to study whale penises. She is eager to examine a recently acquired an orca penis. “It’s enormous!” she exclaimed. “It takes up an entire lab sink. The very idea that Congress might not fund a thorough investigation of this extraordinary specimen is criminal. In order for us to...
  • Chinese pet food company to bring 70 jobs to Arkansas

    04/20/2017 6:06:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    KTHV-TV ^ | April 18, 2017 | Staff and The Associated Press
    DANVILLE, Ark. (AP) - A Chinese company that makes food for pets has announced plans to open in Arkansas and bring 70 jobs to the state. The Arkansas Economic Development Commission announced Monday that Pet Won Pet Products will locate in Danville in a plant formerly occupied by Petit Jean Poultry....
  • Police Detective Gets Attacked On The Way To Work - By A Goose :30 sec clip

    04/19/2017 2:50:38 PM PDT · by bogusname · 36 replies
    Salt YT ^ | 4/19/2017 | Salt
    CLARKSVILLE, Indiana Detective Hall was attacked by a goose on his way to work at the Clarksville Police Department in Indiana. Hall defended himself with a bag and eventually made it to his office in fairly good shape.
  • The circus is coming Back-to-back shows roll into Tombstone, Huachuca City

    04/11/2017 9:24:00 AM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies
    SIERRA VISTA —The big top will be going up in Tombstone and Huachuca City on Wednesday and Thursday when a circus rolls into both communities. The Culpepper & Merriweather Circus promises to thrill audiences with big cats, contortionists, trapeze artists and breath-taking acrobatic acts, delivering entertaining, fun performances. Featuring two back-toback shows, the circus will be in Tombstone on Wednesday and Huachuca City on Thursday. In Tombstone, the big top will be set up in the lower parking lot along Sixth Street, while the Huachuca City location will be Keeline Park in upper Huachuca City. The 90-minute performances are at...
  • Chimpanzee Has Deadly Aim And It's Left Hanging From Woman's Nose (Humor) - 18 sec clip

    04/05/2017 3:32:25 PM PDT · by bogusname · 30 replies
    Salt YT ^ | 4/5/2017 | Salt
    The chimp at the John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids, Michigan threw feces into a crowd of visitors. The nasty pile hit the woman right in the face and was left hanging from her nose.