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  • Armed vigilantes chop down tree, block driveway to force neighbor into quarantine

    03/29/2020 3:36:31 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 57 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 29, 2020 | 4:53pm | Danielle Wallace, Fox News
    A group of armed vigilantes cut down a tree and dragged it across a man’s driveway in Maine to force him to quarantine in his home amid fears he could be infected with the coronavirus, officials said. A man residing on Cripple Creek Road in Vinalhaven, an island off the coast of Maine, called authorities around 3:35 p.m. Friday to report a group of people with guns had cut down a large tree and dragged it in front of his driveway, blocking access to the main road. The man said he left his house to check his property when he...
  • Hiker, 28, is killed when 200-foot redwood falls on top of him on national park dirt trail

    12/27/2019 6:58:47 AM PST · by Governor Dinwiddie · 139 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 26 December 2019 | Ralph R. Ortega
    Hiker, 28, is killed when 200-foot redwood falls on top of him on national park dirt trail Subhradeep Dutta, 28, of Edina, Minnesota, was hiking at Muir National Woods Monument north of San Francisco with two other people Tuesday. Five giant redwood trees suddenly fell while the trio were on a marked dirt trail about 4.30pm, including a 200-foot tree that struck Dutta. He was pronounced dead at the scene. A female hiker also was injured by falling debris and treated at a nearby hospital. A second man was not hurt The trees may have fallen due to wet ground...
  • RI State House artificial Christmas tree sparkles in Rotunda despite controversy

    12/05/2019 12:28:44 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    NBC 10 NEWS ^ | December 4, 2019 | by DANIELLE KENNEDY AND JESSICA A. BOTELHO
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WJAR) — An 18-foot artificial Christmas tree is aglow at the Rhode State House for the 2019 holiday season. It’s the first time a fake tree has been used there in recent history. "For whatever reason, we've gotten into trouble with the fire marshal in the past with the real tree and so many lights, so this year, we just decided to play it safe,” Gov. Gina Raimondo told NBC 10 News shortly after she and her family flipped the switch during a ceremony in the Rotunda on Wednesday night.
  • Two joggers killed by lightning strike in Cincinnati cemetery

    09/06/2019 5:19:51 AM PDT · by csvset · 39 replies
    WTKR ^ | 5 September 2019 | Staff
    CINCINNATI – Three women were jogging through Cincinnati’s Spring Grove Cemetery on Friday when a security guard—seeing a storm approaching—offered them a ride, a cemetery rep tells WLWT. They declined the offer, and all three were hit by a lightning strike moments later as they sheltered under an oak tree. The strike killed Danielle Brosious, 27, who would have celebrated her first wedding anniversary in November. A second woman, Patty Herlinger, was rushed to the hospital but succumbed to her injuries Wednesday, WLWT reports. Brosious’ mother was not seriously injured. “Spring Grove is deeply saddened by this tragic accident,” the...
  • The Tree with Matchmaking Powers

    06/20/2019 7:46:53 PM PDT · by thecodont · 7 replies
    The Atlantic Monthly / theatlantic.com ^ | Jun 19, 2019 | Jeff Maysh
    For nearly a century, an oak in a German forest has helped lonely people find love—including the mailman who delivers its letters. Every morning for 20 years, Karl-Heinz Martens steered his yellow mail truck through the narrow streets of Eutin, a market town arranged around a little castle in northern Germany, near the Baltic Sea. On his route, Martens would drive through miles of farms and fields before disappearing into a deep, enchanted forest, where he unlocked a gate using a special key and reversed into his parking spot—as all mailmen do—facing outward to ensure a quick exit. As he...
  • WATCH Man Getting Swallowed by Christmas Tree Netting Machine

    12/20/2018 8:32:55 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 12 replies
    Sputnik ^ | Dec. 18, 2018 | staff
    This video shows a man launching himself at a Christmas tree netting funnel, holding a fur tree, which was thrown to the prankster by his friend. In this clip that was filmed in Meckenheim, Germany, the prankster gets swallowed by the netting machine, used to wrap Christmas trees. As the man, who threw himself in the machine, get shot out of the other side, the cameraman is heard shouting "Whoa!"
  • NATIONAL CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY [LIVE STREAM]

    11/28/2018 2:09:16 PM PST · by CivilWarBrewing · 5 replies
    White House ^ | November 28, 2018 | CivilWarBrewing
    President Trump and the First Lady participate in the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.
  • The Rare Rainforest Tree That Bleeds Metal

    09/21/2018 1:11:39 AM PDT · by vannrox · 18 replies
    Oddity Central ^ | 17sep18 | spooky
    Scientists originally discovered hyperaccumulators in the 1970s, and so far over 65 such plants have been identified in New Caledonia, 59 in Turkey, and a few others in countries like Brazil, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines. However, scientists are convinced that many more remain to be discovered. This capacity to store large quantities of heavy metals has been studied by various biological sciences, from molecular biology to physiology and biochemistry, and while much has been learnt about the hyperaccumulation and hypertolerance of zinc and cadmium by some plants, nickel hyperaccumulation mechanisms remain a mystery.The evolution of hyperaccumulators like Pycnandra acuminata is believed to...
  • Hillary Clinton Christmas Tree Ornament.

    05/06/2018 5:34:52 AM PDT · by vannrox · 54 replies
    Woman to look up to ^ | 5/6/2018 | Via Messy Nessie
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  • Tree Gifted By France Goes Missing From White House

    04/29/2018 4:31:10 PM PDT · by cba123 · 51 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 5 hours ago | Benjamin Fearnow
    A tree taken from a World War I battlefield in France and planted during French President Emmanuel Macron’s state visit last week has disappeared from the White House lawn. President Donald Trump, Macron, his wife Brigitte and Melania Trump all posed for photo ops on the south portion of the White House lawn last Monday as they used shovels to unearth a setting for the sapling. The gifted sessile oak tree originated from the site of the Battle of Belleau Wood in Belleau, France, in which American, French and other allied troops fought the Germans during World War One. But...
  • Ceremonial planting by @POTUS and @EmmanuelMacron of a European Sessile Oak from Belleau Woods.

    04/23/2018 3:54:10 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 50 replies
    W7VOA News (Via Twitter) ^ | 4-3-18 | Steve Herman‏
    Ceremonial planting by @POTUS and @EmmanuelMacron of a European Sessile Oak from Belleau Woods. – at South Lawn - White House https://twitter.com/W7VOA/status/988538307930976257 Video at this link https://twitter.com/W7VOA/status/988533784956956672
  • The biggest danger to the press is not Donald Trump. It is the press itself

    12/28/2017 10:29:10 AM PST · by Starman417 · 14 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-28-17 | DrJohn
    “Give (one) enough rope, and (one) will hang (one)self.”Donald Trump's alleged war with the press has been widely assailed in the mainstream media. Newsweek called it "dangerous." The Daily Beast calls it "anti-American."  SE Cupp opined that it's the stuff of dictators: Look, you know, I was talking to Cokie Roberts, a veteran journalist, about this recently, and she said, look, the media doesn't need to be popular. That's not our job. And so we shouldn't necessarily worry about popularity or our approval in the polls. But the poll that you talked about is trust, and that should matter to...
  • Melania Trump orders removal of near-200-year-old tree from White House

    12/26/2017 12:49:20 PM PST · by Menehune56 · 140 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 12/26/2017 | Sydney Pereira
    The historic Jackson magnolia has been on the south facade of the White House since the 1800s—making it the oldest on the grounds. But Tuesday, Melania Trump reportedly made the decision to have it removed after tree specialists determined “the overall architecture and structure of the tree is greatly compromised.”
  • Iconic White House tree to be cut down

    12/26/2017 12:02:57 PM PST · by mairdie · 104 replies
    CNN ^ | December 26, 2017 | Kate Bennett
    The south facade of the White House will undergo a dramatic change this week: the historic Jackson Magnolia, a tree that has been in place since the 1800s, is scheduled to be cut down and removed. The enormous magnolia, one of three on the west side of the White House and the oldest on the White House grounds, extends from the ground floor, up past the front of the windows of the State Dining Room on the first floor and beyond the second-level executive residence. The tree has had a long and storied life, yet has now been deemed too...
  • WHAT BETTER WAY TO RUIN CHRISTMAS THAN WITH A HILLARY CLINTON TREE TOPPER?

    12/06/2017 2:36:15 AM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Downtrend ^ | 12/05/17 | BRIAN ANDERSON
    Liberals specialize in ruining holidays and they put the most effort into Christmas, which is the most hated of all on the left. Usually these attempts involve trying to associate a holiday with genocide or racism, but they found a new way to make the season as horrifying as possible. There is an actual Hillary Clinton Christmas tree topper and yes, it’s for sale. Not only will this give your kids the heebie jeebies, it’s guaranteed to scare off Santa as well. A company called Women To Look Up To has come up with three Christmas tree toppers; Serena Williams,...
  • Police stop car with massive Christmas tree on top

    11/28/2017 8:24:54 AM PST · by Morgana · 43 replies
    fox13 ^ | Nov. 28, 2017 | fox
    <p>SUDBURY, Mass. (AP) - Police in a Massachusetts town are showing residents how not to transport their Christmas trees.</p> <p>The Sudbury Police Department posted a picture Friday of a vehicle with a large tree on top of it. Almost the entire car – which seems to be a Toyota Prius – appears to be hidden.</p>
  • Which Trees Offset Global Warming Best?

    07/26/2017 6:58:39 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 47 replies
    ThoughtCo ^ | March 29, 2017
    Which Trees Offset Global Warming Best? Some trees are better than others at absorbing carbon dioxide by Earth Talk Updated March 29, 2017 Trees are important tools in the fight to stave off global warming because they absorb and store the key greenhouse gas emitted by our cars and power plants, carbon dioxide (CO2), before it has a chance to reach the upper atmosphere where it can help trap heat around the Earth’s surface. ALL PLANTS ABSORB CARBON DIOXIDE, BUT TREES ARE BEST While all living plant matter absorbs CO2 as part of photosynthesis, trees process significantly more than smaller...
  • Slithering surprise: Australian woman finds snake on her Christmas tree (highly venomous!)

    12/20/2016 8:29:58 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 24 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 12/19/16
    Tiger snake found in a woman's Christmas tree in Australia. (Provided by Barry Goldsmith of Snake Catcher Victoria Australia.) It probably wasn’t what she asked Santa for, but a woman in Australia got an early Christmas surprise in her tree this year. According to professional snake catcher Barry Goldsmith, a woman in Melbourne found a tiger snake intertwined with the tinsel on her Christmas tree on Sunday morning. “She’s didn’t panic, she just took a photo and sent it to the snake catcher, me, and 20 minutes later I had the little bugger in a bag,” Goldsmith wrote on...
  • Vanity: How to decorate around a Christmas tree with very large base holder?

    12/08/2016 8:25:01 PM PST · by Yaelle · 99 replies
    Ok, we are surprising someone tomorrow with a Christmas tree. We are Jewish so pretty clueless as to how this works. Got a beautiful tree about 6 feet, best watering stand we could find, even got millions of little lights all up around it (thanks, YouTube!). But it needs something around the base. Thought I could just grab a tree skirt, but this tree has an enormous stand, diameter maybe 2.5 feet. The skirts only have a small hole for the trunk. What can we put under the tree that would fit? So many Christians here who put up trees...
  • Christmas tree salesman with cancer sells out lot before last romantic trip

    12/05/2016 4:55:55 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 9 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 5, 2016 | CBC
    The dream of one last romantic Hawaiian vacation is now closer to reality after a Calgary Christmas tree salesperson — diagnosed with blood and bone cancer — sold out of trees on Saturday night, almost one month ahead of schedule.