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Birds, Fish... And Now Crabs

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First it was birds, then fish. Not it's crabs. For those with a keen eye for patterns, this apocalypse "thing" appears to be crawling along the signs of the zodiac. Next up: thousands of dead lions and soon after, virgins. Ergo New York is safe. Joking aside, the reason for this latest mass death is hypothermia. So good of BP to do its best to "adjust" the global climate. Luckily, $10 billion will be more than sufficient to recreate entire ecosystems by the time the full impact of the oil spill is uncovered. 

From the Star:

More than 40,000 Velvet swimming crabs have wound up dead on England beaches. The possible reason? Hypothermia.

The Thanet shoreline is littered with the crabs, along with dead starfish, lobsters, sponges and anemones.

The crabs benefit from warm seas, but when winter hits and snow covers the beaches, they just can’t handle the freezing temperatures, Tony Child, Thanet Coast Project manager, told the Star.

“It is a horrendous crash in the population,” he said, adding similar crab deaths happened in the same place two years and five years ago.

“During the winter . . . they come closer to the shore . . . foraging where the seaweed is,” he said.

“There are more starfish this year that have been casualties. Lobsters have been washed in a bit frozen. Seagulls are doing quite well at the moment.”

The creatures started washing up when snow blasted Europe shortly before Christmas, he said.

h/t Themos Mitsos


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Fri, 01/07/2011 - 14:33 | 856866 MayIMommaDogFac...
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Ergo New York is safe.

@#$%^&* classic!!!

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 17:55 | 857611 Haywood Jablowme
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Hell, while we're at it let's chalk one up for dead turtle doves...

Of course, when I'm feeling blue I turn to CNBC because according to their experts, the #11 sign why the job market is improving is.........








11. A mad scramble to hire the homeless guy

you can't make this shit up hahahaha OMFG ROTFL

nuthin' like pumping that "feel good" story out to the clueless sheeple as the world around them crumbles LMFAO

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 21:10 | 857966 knukles
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They're fucking cold blooded!

Sat, 01/08/2011 - 03:12 | 858325 the mad hatter
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birds and sealife. birds eat seafood.

it's the oil spill and corexit. sea life is getting desperate to avoid the toxic waters so they're venturing into freezing waters.

watch jesse ventura's expose:

at around 35 minutes he talks about how the gulf current, which warms european waters, has been stalled by the gulf spill. 

Sat, 01/08/2011 - 14:46 | 858904 awakened
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loop current is for all practical purposes dead
Death of the Gulf Stream Urgent update dec 21,2010
Britain to freeze due to death of the gulf stream dec 10, 2010
Gulf Stream Update-Dr Luigi Zangari's latest report Dec 22,2010

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 14:33 | 856867 ConfederateH
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Freezing crabs?  Must be global warming.  Either that or the eeevil DoD.

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 14:35 | 856878 firstdivision
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...or the dying Gulf Stream.

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 14:44 | 856921 DocLogo
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Or Goldman is shorting entire species of life now. Let me know when squids start washing ashore.

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 15:35 | 857150 Divided States ...
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Has anyone thought that all these animal deaths could be the result of nuclear testing? Preparation of an event of apocalyptic proportions.

Sat, 01/08/2011 - 04:02 | 858367 Herd Redirectio...
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More likely energy weapons, don't you think?  Specific species, being taken out by specific frequencies?

Sat, 01/08/2011 - 15:41 | 859141 trx
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The Swedish birds show signs of internal bleeding, according to zoologist.

The Italian birds have blue stains, indicating Hypoxia, lack of oxygen (or altitude sickness).

Also the dead fish are said to have been killed because of oxygen shortage.

It's a well documented fact that sea creatures raise to the surface when something is going on deep down below, like earthquakes or volcanic eruptions.


Now - may I point to the following:

Scientists Gather Around Katla, Volcano Giant Close To Eruption

Perhaps its not so myserious after all?

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 16:22 | 857344 Lord Vader
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Dammit I just went long crabs, too.

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 18:25 | 857699 MachoMan
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There's shampoo for that.

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 16:36 | 857391 flattrader
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Correction Doc.

Vampire Squids.

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 16:21 | 857342 flattrader
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demise of thermal haline conveyor due to fresh water melt?

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 18:31 | 857713 Queztalcoatl
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fresh water melt is a possibility


Fri, 01/07/2011 - 18:29 | 857714 Queztalcoatl
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fresh water melt is a possibility


Fri, 01/07/2011 - 14:42 | 856910 JW n FL
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by ConfederateH
on Fri, 01/07/2011 - 13:33


Freezing crabs?  Must be global warming.  Either that or the eeevil DoD.



***** " 

Spring-like weather “owned the podium” at the Winter Olympics, making it the top Canadian weather story of 2010 for Environment Canada’s David Phillips.

A devastating hurricane, a weather bomb, a costly hailstorm and forest fires also made the senior climatologist’s top 10 list.

Phillips pored over 75 to 100 significant weather events that caused economic, social and/or environmental disruption for his 15th annual list.

Competition was stiff, but in the end it was no contest. The weather at the Games posted a first-place finish.

“The whole world was focused on Vancouver and Whistler in February,” said Phillips.

“It clearly captured the essence of the top 10 weather stories,” he said.

The warmest bid city ever for the Winter Games, Vancouver had no snow in the 50 days before the opening ceremonies. The slopes on Cypress Mountain looked better suited for mud wrestling than snowboarding, he said.

“It was one of the balmiest, warmest January-February on record,” said Phillips. " *****


Now I could show you the video... of the rain... in the rockies mountains... in Canada... in February, but you cant fix stupid.


Thermometer-Based Temperature Trends
 (Global and Hemispheric)

The earliest records of temperature measured by thermometers are from western Europe beginning in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. The network of temperature collection stations increased over time and by the early 20th century, records were being collected in almost all regions, except for polar regions where collections began in the 1940s and 1950s.  A set of temperature records from over 7,000 stations around the world has been compiled by the NOAA National Climate Data Center to create the Global Historical Climatology Network - GHCN (GHCN Version 2 data set; Peterson and Vose 1997). About 1,000 of these records extend back into the 19th century.


It aint sin and hell fire warming up the planet you idiot... drill baby drill is!


Now go and kill as many sheepeople as you can and then yourself... do the world a favor.




Fri, 01/07/2011 - 14:47 | 856939 DonnieD
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As a fellow Floridian you should be well aware we've been freezing our tits off for the past 2 winters. But to each his own.

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 14:53 | 856959 Sudden Debt
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Here in Europe, only the woman have tits.


Fri, 01/07/2011 - 15:10 | 857036 Commander Cody
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Nipples perhaps?

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 15:13 | 857046 mick_richfield
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SD -- don't your arms get tired?


Oh, and ... Fed delenda est.



Fri, 01/07/2011 - 15:22 | 857090 Sudden Debt
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They only move when you look.


Sona si Latine loqueris

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 15:31 | 857140 DonnieD
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Man boobs are near pandemic level here in the states.

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 15:43 | 857187 TheProphet
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We have an obesity problem here, so yeah, unfortunately, alot of the men have tits. And I am talk some real yabbos.

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 16:44 | 857414 velobabe
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what's the difference between nipples and tits, i forget?

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 14:58 | 856964 Salinger
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fear not! once this next cold shot (not as bad as Dec in SFL) is done with (by end of month) it will be back to the good ol' days of sun, fun and surf, though a red tide is overdue

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 15:13 | 857049 Sofa King
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How many temperature recoding stations had man-made sources of heat such as factories and power plants built near them over the course of the years?  The data is skewed and massaged to develop a theory...that's it.  It's warm there but freezing here.  There is no yme or reason to the reality, so just go out and have a beer and let nature run it's course.

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 15:59 | 857249 AchtungAffen
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And you think that fact (heat islands) escaped the scientific community but not you?

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 16:59 | 857453 Chump
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No, it didn't escape the scientific community, and they didn't do a fucking thing about it.  That's the point...

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 20:58 | 857948 knukles
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Right arm, farm out and outta state!

One of my bud's sons is a serious genetic neuroscientist.  No shit. 
And he is strongly of the opinion, via fact based non-judgemental data and analysis, that incidentals such as that mentioned are not only realized but capitalized upon in highly biased manners in order to promulgate desired outcomes.

His considered opinion is that scientisits might be better classified as biased natural philosophers who most frequently manipulate data to provide a predetermined, desired outcome.

Not unlike economists who, when hired by Keynesians finds a large positive multiplier effect attached to governmental spending that exists nowhere else in the realm of serious fact based non-judgmental mathematical analytics. 

Sat, 01/08/2011 - 00:06 | 858200 Cathartes Aura
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most "science" is funded.

follow the money.

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 21:41 | 858003 merehuman
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my heat island is tipping over, couldn't get a bid to stay afloat

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 16:18 | 857132 downrodeo
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Hey bud, depopulation begins with you. Telling others to kill themselves so that you may put your irrational fears to rest is no way to conduct yourself. It makes you look like a douche bag.

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 15:32 | 857142 Cathartes Aura
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The NOAA, a member of the Weather Modification Operations and Research Board, (partnered on that board with the American Meteorological Society and the National Science Foundation) sold its weather reporting functionality to Raytheon, who operates it now under the name Advanced Weather Information Processing System.


The Electronic System Center's Weather Systems Division recently awarded a contract modification worth more than $9 million to Raytheon for Phase II of the Joint Environment Toolkit contract.

JET is the next generation weather system intended to integrate, extend and potentially replace multiple existing Air Force Weather Weapon System components with a single integrated system.


who owns the weather?



Fri, 01/07/2011 - 16:24 | 857355 DarkAgeAhead
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I'd own the weather.  It'd be great.

Geoengineering on the other hand, basically death, just faster.

Sat, 01/08/2011 - 16:48 | 859455 trx
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I have a few weather options and a couple of Carbon quotas - does that count?

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 15:42 | 857179 TheProphet
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Nonsense. Are you going to tell me that going all the way back to any level of organized collection of this data, it was done with calibrated devices to assure accuracy, and done in a uniform way? Hell no. Those readings that are more that 30 or so years old are utterly worthless. It will be 30 or more years before we have enough intelligently-gathered data to even begin making assumptions about global warming. By then, we're as likely to be onto the next ice age.

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 18:06 | 857647 jmc8888
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ROFL another idiot

I love how you write about the Vancouver, and then in YOUR OWN FUCKING QUOTE IT SAYS.....''warmest city ever given olympics".

Guess what kind of weather you get if you gave Phoenix the Winter Olympics....oh it's global warming.  No it's fucking Phx.

In this's fucking Vancouver.

I also love how you treat the authentic nature not to mention structural nature of the data with Global Warming as does Goldman Sachs and financial accounting.

Global Warming was started by the Queen of England, you can look it up.  But actually FIRST, she claimed it was global cooling.

Now they've been testing, global weirding, supposed to be whether it gets hotter or colder, the weather it caused by global warming.

People DO realize that weather, by it's very nature, is extreme right?

Of course not.

Do people realize that 'global warming' is just an ideological position. 

I mean jesus I can say that I live in Phx, and we made it all the way to June without a 100 degree day a couple of years ago.  Maybe that means it's global cooling? ROFL

There are ebb and flows of everything.  There's also lots of way NOAA (Queen of England even though it's American) and other people skew data.

Let's see.

1. Only count rising temperatures

2. Discount lower temperatures (and take them out of the mix going forward)

3. Heat Island affect

4. Computer Models that make the Housing Derivatives look like 2+2=4.

5. Green agenda by the Queen of England, Prince Phillip, and other FASCIST MONETARISTS (where have we seen them lately....everywhere????)

We see all the bullshit around everything.

The Bullshit Republicans

The Bullshit (but less...except Obama) Democrats (Obama's more bullshit)

The Bullshit tea party

The Bullshit green movement

The Bullshit center

Where do all of these people get their ideology from?

Besides Hitler?

Oh yeah, the Queen of England.

So whether you're talking about




Tea Party or Any political side that de jour right now

Green anything including Global Warming



At some point, the true sheeple, who even call other people sheeple, comes out.

I also have this for the fucktards, what do you call the melting and the retreat from the ice age....would that not warming?

So should we be spending resources to keep the planet the same temperature?  Or understand that it varies, and that the best thing man  can do is to adapt to the changes.

Oh we've been told what to think by the same side through all the different 'sides'.

There is only ONE side.

And you ain't on it.

You ain't even close.

Barack isn't on it.  Boehner isn't on it.  The tea party isn't on it.  The centrists aren't on it.


I just love how he thinks it can't rain in februrary somewhere.  Why not? I've seen hail in Phx in the summer.  Hell in september my car got it's side mirror broken by it. 

People just need to understand they don't know shit.  Quit using sophistry to NOT MAKE A CASE.


Too bad left, center, right, other can only use the queen's sophistry in not making a coherent argument.

Global warming is 1 of them.

Keynes vs. Austrian when they're BOTH MONETARY SCHOOLS of thought are another.

There's many ways my fellow Americans have been fooled.  But one thing is a constant, all the major sides are wrong.  Because they all get their info, plans, and ideologies from the same people.

This guy THINKS he is enlightened because he believes in Global Warming, and that we all must shut everything down to control it.  Why?

Because I've been told that, you say. 

So. You're still wrong. 

Well at least you aren't a republican who tried to vote without being sworn in.  But you ain't much brighter.  You aren't AS stupid as the other side, you're just close to being that stupid.

Especially when you use data shown to be very much fudged and open to interpretation.  You simply can't trust the data you cling to.  Too much interference by fucktards, who like cherry picking their beliefs, and drop off only temps that are 'benefitial' to their beliefs.

All those people, doing all that work, and fucking it up entirely.  Sad. What a waste of what seemingly could be half-way bright individuals that could make a difference if the cloak were removed.

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 20:43 | 857932 Terminus C
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1.  Vancouver always has "spring like winters".  I lived there for ten years and the amount of rain you got in the winter was phenomenal.  Cypress mountain is constantly without snow.

2. it was only "spring like" for the first few days and then there was lots of snow.

3. Last year was an El Nino year, if I recall correctly and in El Nino years Vancouver gets hammered with "The Pineapple Express"

4.  Without the Olympics, that years weather in Vancouver would never have made the news.  It was not far off normal.

5.  You think it was warm in Vancouver for the 2010 winter olympics, wait till Russia's on the Black Sea.  Then you will see the climate changers scream bloody murder.

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 15:21 | 857087 D.O.D.
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Excuse me?!?

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 15:36 | 857156 Cognitive Dissonance
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Present company excluded of course. Besides, he was talking about the DoD, not the one and only D. O. D.

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 15:50 | 857219 sgt_doom
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At first I thought this was simply advanced creative advertising for The Season of The Witch movie, but...

On a more serious note, the four-day timeframe of bird/fish/aquatic species events corresponds to delayed increase of solar radiation reaching the Earth, along with that cosmic radiation storm our part of the solar system is now passing through.

I suspect the extreme temperature variations in the water where the fish events occurred, together with the unfortunate bird events, correlate directly with the bathing of the planet in said radiation, filtering through gaps in the ionosphere and atmosphere.

Although normally, I rightly blame Monsanto for most things.

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 16:01 | 857267 AchtungAffen
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You should stop taking that Monsanto (R) high fructose "corn" syrup, as it was not "radiation storms from outer space" that are affecting the northern hemisphere's winter, but warmer climate on the north pole changed wind patterns sending cold towards northern Europe.

Be careful, Monsanto's corn caused autoimmune reactions on rats...

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 17:17 | 857503 Rusty Shorts
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@sgt doom, early this morning I was catching up on the news, a report surfaced that an intense Gamma Ray source had developed in the Crab Nebula and that Earth was in its path, the report disappeared before I could finish reading it. I've tried several times today to confirm this, but there is nothing anywhere on the net.


There is another Neutron Star that has become active recently, and it is producing intense GRB's, again Earth is in the GRB's path, one burst heated the upper atmosphere by 50 degrees Celsius. Link here;

"Cosmic Global Warming

Anomalous X-ray Pulsar, 1E 1547.0-5408, had entered outburst mode

The bursts were among the brightest ever recorded by the ACS in the 6 years since INTEGRAL was launched and varied in length from 50ms to 8 seconds
X-rays by the Swift satellite indicates that the X-ray emission is travelling towards us through dusty regions of our Galaxy causing ring-like halos in the X-ray images (GCN 8848). There are a total of 31 triggered bursts from this source. Two bright and long bursts from the AXP 1E1547.0-5408 that recently reactivated (GCN 8833, 8835, 8837, 8838). In both bursts, pulsations at the neutron star period of 2.1 s are clearly visible. We observe 30 significant signatures out of which 9 were not reported by others and these events mostly took pace in late 21st January, 2009 (UT) before other satellite results were reported. However, the timings of the remaining 21 events match with the satellite observations.

The Earth was so charged from this event it even had a Terrestrial Gamma-Ray Flash

Gamma-ray Burst Monitor (GBM) trigger 255342766 at 08:32:44.38 UT on 03 February 2009, tentatively classified as a GRB, is in fact not due to a GRB. This trigger is due to a Terrestrial Gamma-Ray Flash (TGF)."


the temperature of the stratosphere over the Arctic suddenly shot up by about 50C, an extraordinary event. This sounded alarm bells because it signalled that the winds had done a somersault, blowing from east to west.

The raised temperature was explained by the hugely increased volume of air in the stratosphere.

Although this easterly wind began at the top of the stratosphere, 30 miles high, it worked its way down over the following fortnight into the bottom layer of the Earths atmosphere, the troposphere, where all our weather happen

observation of the signature of ionospheric activities coinciding with SGR/AXP 1E1547.0-5408 bursts"



Fri, 01/07/2011 - 21:50 | 858009 merehuman
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Rusty, folks are unconcerned about their personal survival. I could warn folks on our beach  that a tsunamy was coming and they would watch TV to verify first. Crazy .
Thanks for the link

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 22:20 | 858038 Rusty Shorts
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heh, i junked myself.

Sat, 01/08/2011 - 00:18 | 858209 Cathartes Aura
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dammit rusty!  I'd just found your nebula link! AND it has a beautiful picture too!!


Fri, 01/07/2011 - 14:32 | 856871 velobabe
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can't help with the virgin thing. i really just can't look at these pictures. it is so disturbing. what the hell, man needs to be taken out, and shot.

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 14:37 | 856887 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Na, just need to be taken out back and slapped around a little.  You know the scene, 'Raymond, what are you doing for yourself'.

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 15:37 | 857157 scaleindependent
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'this apocalypse "thing" appears to be crawling along the signs of the zodiac."


I can't wait for cancer to start dying off.

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 14:33 | 856872 umop episdn
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I wonder if the seagulls will be next...

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 14:35 | 856885 faustian bargain
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One can only hope.

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 14:58 | 856972 Dr. Porkchop
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No, they're like weeds and cockroaches.. resilient. I'm afraid that the shithawk is a survivor.

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 15:13 | 857047 pods
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Nah, we will be eating "beach chicken" before long.  Wait till the real depression starts, everyone will have their favorite recipe.


Fri, 01/07/2011 - 21:07 | 857957 knukles
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Lemme tell ya, more than one fine restaurant has been closed for serving city pigeons caught on it's building's roof, as fine squab.

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 21:16 | 857960 knukles
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The German Government has admitted to spraying "chemtrails".....

Oh fuck, never mind......
We can just geo-fucking-engineer our way into extinction.
Any excuse to raise taxes and limit freedoms seems to be the cause du jour.


Sat, 01/08/2011 - 00:22 | 858216 Cathartes Aura
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not to mention the UN has issued a "ban" on chemtrails. . .

'course, they're imaginary. . .

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 14:34 | 856876 Mae Kadoodie
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it's the Aflockolypse I tell ya..

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 14:39 | 856900 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Next for dead a whiteness of black swans.

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 15:23 | 857096 TheDriver
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When referring to birds, it is the Aflockalypse. For crabs, I believe the correct term is Aclawpalypse.

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 14:38 | 856879 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Yes Tyler, global warming is not the problem (or climate change or whatever senseless rhetoric).  The problem is pollution.  Hippies have been led astry!  They are focused on straw figurines.  Hippies, unite, and understand the problem!  Where the fuck are the hippies?  Hippies?

I would love to debate how the hippies won and lost the battle against the Rockefellers too, if anyone is game?

To be frank, there are no hippies anymore.  Do you know what it takes to be a hippie?  You ca NOT drive a car, you have to be sustainable, and you have to be a vegatarian.  Who does that?  Nobody.  If you do all of that, and believe in climate change, you are an idiot.

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 14:43 | 856911 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Like I said, I would love to debate how and why after the hippies thought they had "victory" over the warmongers they went and got loans from banks and started the Reagan era, which leads us directly to here.  Yes, the hippies lost.  go cry about it and junk me if it makes you feel better...

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 15:16 | 857063 velobabe
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my daughter says i am a genuine hippie, jimi. i say i am from the beatnik era. i am pretty hippie with a cowgirl spin. well, i dont dress or wear tye dye, but i only shower and shave and shampoo every fourth day. now does that qualify me?

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 15:21 | 857082 uno
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I was wondering what that smell was

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 15:35 | 857153 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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I would say you are qualified.  Bike power!

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 15:40 | 857171 Cathartes Aura
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hippies don't shave.


Fri, 01/07/2011 - 16:47 | 857427 velobabe
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i shave and wax†

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 17:19 | 857518 Cathartes Aura
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ergo. . .

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 18:29 | 857711 ColonelCooper
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And here I thought that low tide smell was from all the dead crabs.....

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 14:44 | 856929 uno
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any real hippies are living in Costa Rica, US hippies transformed into Yuppies


Fri, 01/07/2011 - 19:31 | 857831 cossack55
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The hippies died in 1969. I saw the funeral in SF on the evening news.  Parade, coffin, flowers, and lots of pot.  Very sad.

Sat, 01/08/2011 - 00:25 | 858220 Cathartes Aura
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. . . and then they went off grid / underground.

clever, eh.

Sat, 01/08/2011 - 02:15 | 858331 Things that go bump
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I heard they all moved to Oregon where they keep a low profile.

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 14:59 | 856984 Common_Cents22
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They are called HINO's   Hippies In Name Only.    

Kinda like all the "green" celebrities who tell us to use 1 sq of TP as they jump into their limo and G5.   vaGINO's   Greenies In Name Only

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 15:18 | 857066 velobabe
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that is what sheryl crow was screaming when she was engaged to LA. i use 2 for #1 and 3 to 4 for #2.

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 15:02 | 856989 AnAnonymous
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Where the fuck are the hippies?  Hippies?


Too busy banking on their retirement plan.

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 15:27 | 857111 Thanatos
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Taos NM is full of Hippies.

Hell all of Northern NM and big parts of Southern Colorado have "True" Hippies all over the place...

They walk to Hotspings in the RioGrande Gorge when they need that bi-annual bath...

I like em... True Hippies are fine people. Pseudo Hippies (Santa Fe is packed with them) are the Pits.

They drive their Saab Turbo 18 miles down the parking lot every Friday and get that "No War for Oil" sign out of the boot...

They all have the "Dirt Eating, Tree Hugging, Earth Lovin" Bumper stickers on their cars... Along with a ton of other ones...

But not a peep about all the "Oil Burnin" they partake in while trolling the Whole Foods parking lot -- Waiting for that "Perfect" parking spot where they can be seen prominently displaying their haul of all-organic foodstuffs while loading it into their "oil-less" carrige and hauling it up 1000' in altitude and 18 miles back home to that Condo that is still running with all the efficiencies required when built in 1971...

They are all on Medi-something and grub every free handout like Nuclear Winter is coming... Uhhh... Nevermind.

The difference to me is: I will pull over and give a True Hippie a ride... I will swerve over to give a Pseudo Hippie a sideswipe...

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 15:31 | 857131 uno
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well worded

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 15:32 | 857137 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Real Hippies unite!

hippies....I like real hippies too....I just wish the real hippies would have a sit in on the steps of the Fed.

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 15:43 | 857181 Thanatos
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They are too smart to bite that hook.

They know the score... They are treating the Fed, FedGov, AllGov, Etc... Just like an unwanted tooth...

Gets no attention at all... They know... If they ignore them long enough, they will cease to exist.

They pay no taxes, have no property, use less resources than many Pets being kept in Santa Fe...

They farm ditchbanks and lots that have fallen to disuse... They live in trees and shacks and hobbit holes.

They are the Seagulls of our society... And like the Seagull, they will be around years after Boobus Americanus is extinct.

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 15:49 | 857205 Cathartes Aura
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with respect, "real hippies" - and all the other sub-groups labeled as outside the system - have long realised that sit-ins, etc. have zero impact on what is going down in amrka. . .

most of the folk with those "counter-culture" labels are way ahead of the normalz in their self-sufficient communities, they just don't advertise any more - would you? ^^

(disclaimer: not a hippy)

((edit: oh snap! Thanatos *grin*))

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 15:51 | 857223 downrodeo
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We should arm every homeless person, hobo, vagabond, scoundrel, and miscreant in NYC with a chisel and a mallet and instruct them to meet at the fed building to commence deconstruction. That would fix the fed's wagon!  

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 16:23 | 857348 Thanatos
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Just tell a few NJ home builders that they can get free marble slabs for bathrooms at 33 Liberty Street, New York, NY...

Tell them to take all they want...

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 16:36 | 857395 Problem Is
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Our university marble was looted by contractors for yuppie kitchen floors in La Jolla...

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 19:02 | 857776 SPONGE
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+24 sq. ft.


Fri, 01/07/2011 - 21:59 | 858018 merehuman
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counter productive

Sat, 01/08/2011 - 15:22 | 859065 ConfusedIdiot
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Follow Andy's route. Go South another 7 miles past Z. down to Barra de Potosi. They exited Oregon in the 80's. Left the grid myself in 2007 lived down here ever since.


Sat, 01/08/2011 - 00:27 | 858225 Alienated Serf
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Taos rules.  Earthships ftw

Sat, 01/08/2011 - 01:09 | 858263 frankoo
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Besides that, Hippies left Woodstock a shit hole. There still finding leftover roaches.

Sat, 01/08/2011 - 10:02 | 858493 jimijon
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we're around. Though a bunch of my "acquaintance" moved to northern california to take advantage of the "freedom" of farming hemp. In a matter of a few short years, this open free market has developed some incredible medicinal herbs. 

I also know of a lot of hippies that have indeed dropped off the grid. In fact, some of my good hippie friends helped more people after Katrina than the feds!

So yes we are around... and if you ever want to riff like Lennon and wax philosophically like Hendrix meet us in Washington this July 1-8th. Come to our annual National Rainbow Gathering of the Warriors of Light!

Welcome Home!

Sat, 01/08/2011 - 02:19 | 858333 Things that go bump
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I hope they find one soon; I really want to get off of this one.  

Sat, 01/08/2011 - 16:17 | 859323 trx
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You may book your seats here, Sir!



Sat, 01/08/2011 - 16:52 | 859324 trx
Fri, 01/07/2011 - 14:34 | 856883 Arius
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"Ergo New York is safe."

thats all that matters - they are doing GOD's work remember?

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 14:40 | 856896 jus_lite_reading
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How true.

I'll believe the "hypo-therm-me-ahhh" [sic] theory when the EU sees more than 10 inches of snow and people freeze to death in their own homes. Until then, it must be the "fireworks"

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 14:44 | 856918 LudwigVon
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neh he is across the river in Jersey

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 14:34 | 856884 faustian bargain
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If some guy named Moses shows up and turns a stick into a snake, I'm leaving town.

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 14:52 | 856949 Sudden Debt
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Let's not overjudge anybody from a first impression.

It's not like it's raining frogs or that the water is turning red right?

and either way, I still have a older brother so I'm safe.


Fri, 01/07/2011 - 15:44 | 857170 RafterManFMJ
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Or some bearded guy turning linen and ink into debt coupons. That'd be spooky!

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 23:36 | 858151 Tapeworm
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OK, I'll vote that for the best riposte.

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 15:46 | 857198 Hephasteus
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They don't do the moses story any more. Now they make james bond movies and cop shows where they can control all the inputs and outputs and make it tell the story "right".

I guess the modern day equivalent of the moses thing would be...

You Don't Mess with the Zohan with Adam Sandler.

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 14:40 | 856886 Maos Dog
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Greetings from the great swamp!

The animals of the great swamp are doing fine so far, no massive deaths! However, apparently the earths magnetic poles have shifted to such a degree recently that airports in Tampa had to shut down equipment for re-adjustment.

Birds and fish use the magnetic fields to navigate. Possibly birds and fish are getting "confused" due to pole shifts and this is causing the world-wide deaths? Confused animals that can't navigate properly straying into cold waters for example?


Fri, 01/07/2011 - 14:44 | 856926 viahj
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this is at the top of my list barring further developments and sightings of aliens.

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 23:50 | 858178 Tapeworm
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Redwings are one of my favorite common birds. In Wisconsin the males show up in truly foul weather conditions in the spring to claim a good swampy spot to compete for the gals that show up a couple of weeks later. They all are low fliers, so they weren't suddenly dropping from 4000' AGL, and, besides, they do not present any problems to farmers because they habit swamps and ditches that are untillable. The idiotic stories that the ignorant newsies repeat are as silly as their 9/11 crapola.

 To me, their story of the story is the story.

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 14:39 | 856890 cougar_w
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The Law of Unintended Consequences is in play.

It's only going to get funner and funner from here. Those with advanced degrees in Atmospheric Physics, Oceanography or system modelling are going to be like kids in a candy shop. But not in a good kind of way.

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 14:56 | 856908 Sudden Debt
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 Those with advanced degrees in Atmospheric Physics


Fri, 01/07/2011 - 15:11 | 857038 Max Hunter
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You were given a "special" list of opportunities to explore.. :)  j/k  I was give the same list.. ;)

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 15:30 | 857127 Sudden Debt
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I actually didn't got a list.

The only thing my counceller did back then was swinging with a baseball bat and yelling that the only career I would have was that I would go to jail for the rest of my life and that I would rot in hell.

Even then, teachers weren't what they used to be... :)

Sat, 01/08/2011 - 00:37 | 858235 Alienated Serf
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they have baseball bats in belgium?

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 14:37 | 856894 Bear
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BP ... Baloney, the only reason that BP was drilling in the middle of the Gulf at a mile below the surface was because the eviro monkey masters didn't want them to drill in safe waters nearer the coast because .. Oh, there might be a spill.

Thank you environmental movement ... saving the planet one disaster at a time.

When truth cannot be told, anything can happen.

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 14:39 | 856899 cougar_w
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As a general rule, they drill where the oil is. They do not drill where the oil used to be.

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 14:45 | 856927 Bear
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Absolutely ... but when you can't drill where it is abundant and highly controlled by the goberment, then you drill where it is marginal and no so controlled (.gov failed royally in well inspections of all deep water sites ... but thank God there back on the inspection circuit) 

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 15:08 | 857025 Dr. Porkchop
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Nobody held a gun to BP's heads and forced them to drill anywhere, they assumed the risk.

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 15:19 | 857074 cougar_w
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They are probably just drilling where the oil is. That's how they make money. I don't see why this is so hard to grasp.

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 15:45 | 857193 Jim Cramer
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If you would stop using logic and sense then it would make sense.

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 15:44 | 857196 Rusty Shorts
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Bingo cougar.

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 16:26 | 857366 DaveyJones
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ignorance or denial. Thinking peak oil is some sort of regulatory result. 

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 17:21 | 857522 DarkAgeAhead
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Just as with "peak stones" that our ancestors experienced during the Stone Age.

Sat, 01/08/2011 - 16:54 | 859487 trx
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you mean the 70's?

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 17:36 | 857565 Flakmeister
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Fri, 01/07/2011 - 16:27 | 857374 DarkAgeAhead
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No shit - I thought you only posted on my local newspaper's website.  Your last line couldn't be more you.

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 14:40 | 856897 mogul rider
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I wonder when squids will wash up dead in NY harbor?

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 14:44 | 856920 tmosley
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Hard to wash ashore when they went swimming in the East River wearing four pairs of concrete galoshes. 

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 14:39 | 856898 bugs_
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Oh Noez - not dead libras!!!!

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 16:05 | 857270 Cathartes Aura
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that reminds me. . .

There’s an unlikely story circulating on various underground news sites claiming that the controversial biotech company Monsanto has acquired infamous mercenary outfit Blackwater (now trading as Xe Services). The report apparently first appeared in La Jornada, one of Mexico City’s leading daily newspapers, described by Noam Chomsky as “the one independent newspaper in the whole hemisphere.” Pravda has translated the original Spanish text written by Silvia Ribeiro into English. From my reading of the Jeremy Scahill article that seems to form the basis of the report, the most you can deduce is that Monsanto hired the creeps at Blackwater to do dirty work for them, but the rumor keeps circulating, so could there be a grain of truth somewhere in this story? (more. . .)

anything you want to share Xe-logo guy?

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 19:40 | 857840 Hephasteus
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He doesn't have to share. Everyone knows he's a scumball gang banging piece of crap.

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 20:59 | 857950 bugs_
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No they don't!!

Sat, 01/08/2011 - 15:54 | 859209 Hephasteus
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If you like being funny and like pointing out hipocracy while using the blackwater logo you're going to have to big or go home.

Why don't you set yourself on fire and preach about how suicide is a sin while screaming it burns it burns it burns.

We'll call you flaming fresh prince from philly. And protect you. Only gods can get away with hipocracy. So it's time to douse yourself in gasoline and become a god. It'll have everything you love humor, hipocracy, and everything you lack. A big funny presentation.

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 20:49 | 857940 bugs_
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Yes the story was a "mis-translation" by another cut-and-paste journalist that didn't do fact checking working for an editor that didn't do fact checking.

The actual truth of the matter is that on Dec 17 Xe and various subsidiaries were bought by a consortium of investors from Forte Capital and Manhattan Capital.  What will happen to the Xe Programs Group is unclear.

Monsanto is a client of a Xe subsidiary (Total Security Solutions I think) and those guys protect the big wigs from getting a pie thrown in their face or something - they don't strongarm farmers trying to husband their non-Monsanto-ized seeds.

Hope that helps!

Sat, 01/08/2011 - 00:43 | 858241 Cathartes Aura
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thanks for your reply,  tho' you didn't mention the "Bill Gates" leg of the story. . .

Almost simultaneously with the publication of this article in The Nation, the Via Campesina reported the purchase of 500,000 shares of Monsanto, for more than $23 million by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which with this action completed the outing of the mask of “philanthropy.” Another association that is not surprising.

so hard to keep up with who's who when everyone keeps setting up "new" namesakes, isn't it. . . I guess Xe will help keep the pies out of Bill's face though. . .

Sat, 01/08/2011 - 10:18 | 858506 bugs_
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No problem.

Actually a $23 million investment is kind of on the light side for Melinda don't you think?

I mean its tempting to try to find conspiracy linkages with Melinda's investments but really she has SOOO much money that her adWisors are going to have a hard time finding things to put that massive pile into!

I'd bet that the $23 million is actually some sort of S&P weighting and that the investment in Monsanto is more of an index tracking play rather than a direct support of some evil seed owning empire.

Be skeptical!

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 14:40 | 856901 MiguelitoRaton
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Freezing craps huh? That could be hard on my junk, but if it works...

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 15:40 | 857178 Cognitive Dissonance
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Your junk has it's own heat source and a blood supply that can be rapidly ramped. Viagra helps in that regard. You supply your own "inspiration".

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 16:26 | 857233 Problem Is
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Allow Me to Retort
A girlfriend's tongue is quite warm...

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 16:28 | 857378 Problem Is
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The political correctness police are about... No off color humor ZHers...

Be Alert... We need more Lerts...

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 16:56 | 857447 Cognitive Dissonance
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It didn't take long either. You were junk jumped as soon as you came out of the "lert" store.

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 14:41 | 856903 Hephasteus
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Ya you crab fish in the north sea. Everybody knows the north sea has the warmest nicest waters on the planet.


Fri, 01/07/2011 - 18:09 | 857653 cougar_w
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In fairness, a sudden change in water temperature will nuke many kinds of exothermic organisms. Either increasing temperature or decreasing, they often cannot cope physically or perhaps their food supply cannot cope and they starve. So a rapid cooling of waters very well might kill animals that would cope fine if it simply had been colder all along.

Though they might still be fucking liars and water temperatures had nothing to do with it.

Just say'n.

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 18:55 | 857765 Hephasteus
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I know. But it's still a pretty safe to say that whenever there is mass murder there are psychopaths behind it. How they are doing it is the question. If it's temperature shock from haarp or poisoning from core-exit or if it's really gamma bursting from star causing the temperture shocks.

Sat, 01/08/2011 - 01:12 | 858266 trx
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What! Have you ever tried to swim in the North Sea? I have....

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 14:40 | 856906 turds in the pu...
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i hope the mass critter-reaper is taking requests -- if so, please zap hella spiders in norcal!!! yo and a shoutout to latanya in san leandro skeet skeeet

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 15:56 | 857238 Thanatos
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I'm not a fan of spiders either... After I got bit by a Black Widow...

I spent all of last summer swatting imaginary Brown Recluses off of my nut-sack and upper legs... We had a bunch of them around and everytime a hair on my nuts shifted I went to sweeping and swatting!

But if they go away, you are gonna have big problems with other bugs...

NorCal grows lots of good organic stuff... AFIK Spiders eat bugs that might create problems with those crops...


Fri, 01/07/2011 - 16:59 | 857452 velobabe
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your obviously a guy, thought you were a chick with the pic and all. i got bite by a brown recluse at the bob dylan concert. first thought it was just a bee sting, damn my right arm vein was about to burst, went to the doc.

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 17:29 | 857546 DarkAgeAhead
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Was it brown recluses on the nutsack that convinced you that he's a dude?

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 20:52 | 857944 Thanatos
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Pic is a girl kissing a hangmans noose...

Thanatos being death and all...

Sat, 01/08/2011 - 08:18 | 858426 velobabe
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oh i see now, didn't know about this meaning. but look at this. sword:

Personification of Death Abode Underworld Symbol Theta, Poppy, Butterfly, Sword, Inverted Torch
Fri, 01/07/2011 - 14:43 | 856912 Ben Graham Redux
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Any Chance Amy Winehouse spotted in the water before those crabs turned up?

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