Thanks, she will be back in a couple hours to bring DOG a treat and enjoy my cooking of lemon-pepper tilapia, macaroni and cheese, steamed broccoli, 3 cheese texas garlic toast and iced tea. Afterwards, Dog will share his recliner (that I cleaned and sprayed with Fabreze) so we can watch what should be a heart-warming horse movie from 1979 that shows it as having 3 1/2 stars on Dish HDNMV channel. It is about a 1940s boy that is shipwrecked on a desert island with a wild Arabian horse and bonds with the horse. Much better than aliens, zombies, and such LOL<quoted text>
I may have overlooked it. Anyway, I am thrilled that you found a lovely lady to share some good conversation and good food. Way to go, AW... It may be silly, but I worry about "our gang" on this thread. I never posted in any chat forums, and still don't. I have come to realize that "online people" are important as friends, as much as cherished 'real friends' with whom I have face to face interaction. The depth of feeling for my 'online buddies' has really surprised me.
MURRAY, Ky. - State wildlife officials say "several hundred" dead birds were found near the Murray State University campus last week.
Join the discussion below, or Read more at The Cincinnati Enquirer.
#86328 Feb 22, 2013
#86329 Feb 22, 2013
Have a blessed night you all.. Weekend is so much nicer, when you have someone to spend it with. It is so odd, how we find out what people really meant to us , when they are no longer around to be touched by us , and for thim to touch our hearts...
One day, much too soon, the end will come to each of our precious brief lifetimes; knowing this, live fearlessly; leave unchallenged not a single obstacle between yourself and the realization of your most joyous dreams."
#86330 Feb 22, 2013
#86331 Feb 22, 2013
sounds like a good meal ,but better check the tilapia. on the news this morning they said that tilapia,white tuna,and others are being mislabeled,intentionaly replacing them with low grade high mercury content fish of other species...approx. 2 percent of the imported foods are inspected. thats just scary.and all the more reason to grow ,can , and preserve our own food . my friend said he was going to cancoon for the winter. I told them that I have canned green beens, canned pickled beets, and even canned whole-hog sausage in mason jars. but never have I canned - COON !!! hahaha. enjoy your dinner and movie , and ya'll have a good weekend.
#86332 Feb 22, 2013
Good evening bird threaders. Hope everyone had a beautiful day after the cold and sleet last night. It has been beautiful and lots of BIRDS. I love the colored birds showing up. The cardinals, bluejays and robins etc..I feed the black birds too. haha Hey, they are all God's creatures. lol
lala, you are so sweet, we do worry about our topix friends that is for sure. I am so grieving a poster I never met and had such hate going when he arrived. I am so grateful it turned around and we had some fun exchanges. I do miss him. Maybe he was the life of the topix party on several threads. haha
Ancient Wolf, have a great dinner with your lady friend. I bet even dog is looking forward to her arrival. Treats always work to get past the dog. I know. I have even brought cat treats.:) Enjoy
Misty Eyed, I hope your partner gets out of that mess and home to you soon, bless his heart. Thank him for his service moving goods across America. This is a real mess:
Winter whiteout slams central US
Winter storm rakes the Midwest; New England headed for 3rd straight weekend of snow
God Bless those people. We are so fortunate. I hope you all enjoy our wonderful weekend in Kentucky.
Hello Hempburn, Blue, betty, so true, roam, ms font, and everyone else. Where is "nope"?
#86333 Feb 22, 2013
What's up rapid fire? Seen the grandbaby?
#86334 Feb 22, 2013
Terrified Homeless Dog with Horribly Matted Fur Gets a Happy Ending
This unloved dog was abandoned its entire life. Terrified of strangers, he was without hope...
But see how Socrates got another chance at happiness!
Socrates was found roaming a college campus, abandoned and completely terrified of humans. His fur was matted and most couldn't believe he survived. Thanks to one angel with a purpose, he was rescued and placed in a family that would love him forever.
Sad as it is and not uncommon. I love these rescue stories and admire the people who dedicate their time to helping God's creatures and reuniting/placing abandoned pets to loving homes.
#86335 Feb 22, 2013
Probably chemtrail spray. I would never do what we did as kids. I would even be afraid of snow ice cream. Boy we were so lucky to grow up in a more simple age. Snow ice cream was a great family project and good to eat. lol They were spraying here today. South of here has had those "spider webby things" on their bushes, trees, and fence rows after the planes have sprayed. Can't be good.
Unusual to hear of a murder at Fort Knox, but there was one today. Just no details until 11:00 and they will be limited. I know from previous ones they had there how Pubilc Affairs leaves out so much even after they know the who, what, when and how of it. There is a lot of talk locally about the 48 Hours Ft Campbell soldier that drove to Rineyville to murder his soon to be ex, her ex mother in law from another marriage, family dog and all in front of his step son and two kids. Did you watch that. They left so much out. Big online discussion on it under 48 Hours facebook page. Very interesting read.
Dog and River Otter Become Unlikely Friends
An unlikely friendship bloomed on the banks of a river between two of God's sweet creatures! This friendly dog and river otter discovered each other one afternoon... and then became fast friends!
Sweet Baby has an Epic Dance Session
This short - but ADORABLE - video will put a huge smile on your face! Watch as this little baby gets down to a music video on the television. This baby knows how to truly enjoy life.
Thought these two additional videos would bring a smile to your face. You know that ole fart loved them despite what he said. haha
#86336 Feb 22, 2013
WHO'S grandbaby ? what ? huh ? where ? when ? how many ? what up with that ?
#86337 Feb 22, 2013
Sorry had you mixed up with one of the ones they had blocked a few time, normally out of London, but can spin his location better than anyone I have seen. He recently had his daughter and grandchild with him but they are gone now back with the daddy. He was really attached and had mellowed so much. Thought you were hem. Hope you have a nice evening whoever you are.
#86339 Feb 22, 2013
Hope everyone had a peaceful night. I am out of here. Leave it to the drop ins and the crazy one. lol
Might check back later and see if any of the regular posters are on.
My BIRD story for today.
Raptor Resource Project
‎~ February 20, 2013, 2nd Egg at Fort St. Vrain Eagle's Nest ~
We have a second egg now at the Fort St. Vrain nest in Colorado. The egg was laid at approximately 5:50pm MT.
Since: Mar 11
#86340 Feb 22, 2013
That has been done many times. Males have to hide stuff in the trunk...Yuck. This practice has resulted in many unintended overdoses, when the plastic packaging tears or comes undone in some fashion
#86341 Feb 22, 2013
UNA's still around, he posted in the Bible Study thread today.
Since: Mar 11
#86342 Feb 22, 2013
Such a sweet story. It's sad what people do to animals. I got my bunch of critters in a similar way.
“Is who I am”
Since: Aug 08
#86343 Feb 22, 2013
Well, that's something.
#86344 Feb 22, 2013
My bird is dead
#86345 Feb 22, 2013
have no fear
i still live
#86346 Feb 22, 2013
No, your the WKG who liked to hate on Una. Go away, and quit posting that on all the threads. Stick to all the socks you created. You are not fooling me. You hated it because he saw through you and made friends with the regulars, but wouldn't you. He was a very smart man, experienced in life.
Grow up. We haven't missed you.
#86347 Feb 22, 2013
Centerville, South Carolina
I think all those earthquakes in Washington has disrupted the
Gov: 6 underground Hanford nuclear tanks leaking
YAKIMA, Wash.(AP)— Six underground tanks that hold a brew of radioactive and toxic waste at the nation's most contaminated nuclear site are leaking, federal and state officials said Friday.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said the leaking material poses no immediate risk to public safety or the environment because it would take a while — perhaps years — to reach groundwater.
But the leaking tanks raise new concerns about delays for emptying them and strike another blow to federal efforts to clean up south-central Washington's Hanford nuclear reservation, where successes often are overshadowed by delays, budget overruns and technological challenges.
Department of Energy spokeswoman Lindsey Geisler said there was no immediate health risk and said federal officials would work with Washington state to address the matter.
State officials just last week announced that one of Hanford's 177 underground tanks was leaking 150 to 300 gallons a year, posing a risk to groundwater and rivers. So far, nearby monitoring wells haven't detected higher radioactivity levels.
Inslee traveled to Washington, D.C., this week to discuss the problem with federal officials. He said Friday that he learned in meetings that six tanks are leaking waste.
"We received very disturbing news today," the governor said. "I think that we are going to have a course of new action and that will be vigorously pursued in the next several weeks."
The federal government built the Hanford facility at the height of World War II as part of the Manhattan Project to build the atomic bomb. The remote site produced plutonium for the bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, and continued supporting the nation's nuclear weapons arsenal for years.
Today, it is the most contaminated nuclear site in the country, still surrounded by sagebrush but with Washington's Tri-Cities of Richland, Kennewick and Pasco several miles downriver.
Hanford's tanks hold some 53 million gallons of highly radioactive waste — enough to fill dozens of Olympic-size swimming pools — and many of those tanks are known to have leaked in the past. An estimated 1 million gallons of radioactive liquid already leaked there.
The tanks also are long past their intended 20-year life span — raising concerns that even more tanks could be leaking — though they were believed to have been stabilized in 2005.
Inslee said the falling waste levels in the six tanks were missed because only a narrow band of measurements was evaluated, rather than a wider band that would have shown the levels changing over time.
#86348 Feb 22, 2013
"It's like if you're trying to determine if climate change is happening, only looking at the data for today," he said. "Perhaps human error, the protocol did not call for it. But that's not the most important thing at the moment. The important thing now is to find and address the leakers."
There are legal, moral and ethical considerations to cleaning up the Hanford site at the national level, Inslee said, adding that he will continue to insist that the Energy Department completely clean up the site.
He also stressed the state would impose a "zero-tolerance" policy on radioactive waste leaking into the soil.
Cleanup is expected to last decades and cost billions of dollars.
The federal government already spends $2 billion each year on Hanford cleanup — one-third of its entire budget for nuclear cleanup nationally. The Energy Department has said it expects funding levels to remain the same for the foreseeable future, but a new Energy Department report released this week includes annual budgets of as much as $3.5 billion during some years of the cleanup effort.
Much of that money goes toward construction of a plant to convert the underground waste into glasslike logs for safe, secure storage. The plant, last estimated at more than $12.3 billion, is billions of dollars over budget and behind schedule. It isn't expected to being operating until at least 2019.
Given those delays, the federal government will have to show that there is adequate storage for the waste in the meantime, Inslee said.
"We are not convinced of this," he said. "There will be a robust exchange of information in the coming weeks to get to the bottom of this."
Inslee and Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber have championed building additional tanks to ensure safe storage of the waste until the plant is completed. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., said earlier this week that he shares their concerns about the integrity of the tanks but he wants more scientific information to determine it's the correct way to spend scarce money.
Tom Carpenter of Hanford Challenge, a Hanford watchdog group, said Friday it's disappointing that the Energy Department is not further along on the waste treatment plant and that there aren't new tanks to transfer waste into.
"None of these tanks would be acceptable for use today. They are all beyond their design life. None of them should be in service," he said. "And yet, they're holding two-thirds of the nation's high-level nuclear waste."
Wyden noted the nation's most contaminated nuclear site — and the challenges associated with ridding it of its toxic legacy — will be a subject of upcoming hearings and a higher priority in Washington, D.C.
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