sounds like Texas mosquitoes! Yikes!Gallinippers! Monster Mosquitoes Poised to Strike Florida
One of the most ferocious insects you've ever heard of — it's the size of a quarter and its painful bite has been compared to being knifed — is set to invade Florida this summer.
The Sunshine State, already home to man-eating sinkholes, invading Burmese pythons, swarming sharks, tropical storms and other disasters, can expect to see an explosion of shaggy-haired gallinippers (Psorophora ciliata), a type of giant mosquito, according to entomologist Phil Kaufman of the University of Florida.
Gallinipper eggs hatch after a rainstorm or flood, and the state saw a big jump in the numbers of gallinippers last summer after Tropical Storm Debby dumped its load on Florida. Eggs laid last year could produce a bumper crop of the blood-sucking bugs this summer if Florida sees a soggy rainy season.
"I wouldn't be surprised, given the numbers we saw last year," Kaufman said in a statement. "When we hit the rainy cycle, we may see that again."
As insects go, gallinippers are particularly formidable. Their eggs lay dormant for years, awaiting the floodwaters that will enable them to hatch. Even in their larval stage, gallinippers are so tough they'll eat tadpoles and other small aquatic prey.[ Ouch! Nature's 10 Biggest Pests ]
And as adults, the voracious pests feed day and night (unlike everyday mosquitoes, which generally feed only at dawn and dusk). Their bodies are strong enough to bite through clothing, and they're known to go after pets, wild animals and even fish, MyFoxOrlando.com reports.
Sinkholes, snakes, hurricanes, sharks, oh my, now killer mosquitoes. I think I would do Myrtle Beach or Nags Head if I had a Florida vacation planned. Plus they always have killer jellyfish too. lol
MURRAY, Ky. - State wildlife officials say "several hundred" dead birds were found near the Murray State University campus last week.
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#87231 Mar 10, 2013
What a pretty day.
Lala - give your friend a hug for me. Sounds like that is needed...maybe watch a comedy together. I think that grumpy or snippy can become a habit, especially during times of stress.
AW - Loved the whole roof story!(((Hugs)))
I got hit with some bad news yesterday and now I have twice as much to get done today. My father has a growth in his lung they have been watching for awhile. They decided they should take it out, but he was sick at the time and had to get well first. Originally they did not feel it was cancer, but now they believe it is cancer. He should be having surgery this week, if all of his tests came back that he is well enough. They will have to cut some ribs to get to it. It is the size of a pencil eraser. He has stocked up on TV dinners. He will not be able to drive for a couple weeks and a neighbor will take him to the store if he needs to go. I wish he was not so far away at a time like this.
Place my daddy on your prayer lists.
Much love and big hugs.
#87232 Mar 10, 2013
hundreds of dope bails have been turning up allover the beaches of califorina in the past few months from dana point to santa barbra ,..
every day ,.. hundreds of early morning beach combers are constantly on the look out ,.
the troubble is ,...
you become a criminal ,...if you get within 10 feet of it ,.. its not worth even thinking about ,.. i think i would just quickly walk away from it ,..
#87233 Mar 10, 2013
Blessings from my home to yours. If the cancer is localized that is better. Not that any cancer is better or worse than any other. It's all horrific! One poster on here fought pancreatic cancer and I believe has been cancer free 9 yrs. Memory has failed again. Positive blessings are heading your way. Noticed chemtrails this a.m. Yuck. Hope, we don't get those giant Mosquitos around here. Want to enjoy the outdoor. Will be planting mixed morning glories, forget- me- nots and basil soon;) Can't wait...
#87235 Mar 10, 2013
I am a breast cancer survivor myself. Six year this summer! Cancer has become too common today. It is rather sad, but they are making great leaps in saving the lives or prolonging life for so many. They are going to test his lymph nodes during surgery and that will tell a lot.
Thank you very much!!(big hugs)
“It is what it is, folks!!”
Since: Feb 10
#87236 Mar 10, 2013
Cancer runs in my family, so I know what you're going through.. Much prayer going out!!
I can't post much else for now, I was just catching up while dinner is on the stove. I've been known to burn it, all thanks to Topix and getting sidetracked with one of my long winded comments..
Chat later everyone.
#87237 Mar 10, 2013
Good evening bird threaders. I hope everyone had a great day out in our beautiful weather. I hated the day to end. Much sun and fun with family.
OJG, I will add your Dad to the prayer list. I know you hate him being so far away. Bless your heart. You have been through the mill and it amazes me how strong you are. Keep the faith.
Seems like everyone I know has been touched by that horrible disease. I have lost several in my family to it. Guess we are more prone to it these days despite any progress. I dread the news myself someday.
#87238 Mar 10, 2013
@OJG.. prayers coming your way for you as well as your Dad. I am living proof that they do work Four years ago last month, I had a heart attack and a quadruple bypass. Then in 2 more weeks, it will be 4 years since they harvested a vein from my right leg to make a splice in the carotid artery.
The CREATOR saw fit to guide the surgeon's hands and to keep me around so I could help others such as the roof that Dog and I are building now for that older couple's cottage. I have been blessed way too often to hoard all those blessings for myself.
I don't have much money to give, but I have "me" and my tools and tomorrow that old man and I will go shopping for the best price on metal and will start installing it, weather permitting. All the beam work is finished. I will accept no pay. Folks like to say "GOD Bless". I prefer to say "GOD has already blessed, and now it is up to us".
#87239 Mar 10, 2013
Two Years After Fukushima, Japan Worries About the Next Big Quake
When the “Big One” hits Tokyo, experts warn, the impact will be catastrophic.
In January 2012, the respected Tokyo University Earthquake Research Institute reported there’s a 70% chance a 7.0-magnitude or higher quake will strike Japan’s capital by 2016. Such an event, the scientists said, could mean a death toll of up to 11,000 people and $1 trillion in damages on the world’s third-largest economy.
Predicting earthquakes can be dicey. It is much less reliable than forecasting other natural disasters, such as hurricanes, and scientists increasingly fear reprisal for faulty guesses.
Seven prominent Italian scientists were convicted of manslaughter last October for failing to accurately forecast a 2009 earthquake that left 309 dead and 1,500 injured in L’Aquila.
But that hasn’t stopped the earthquake conversation in Tokyo. Two years after a 9.0 magnitude quake and resulting tsunami devastated northeastern Japan, the country’s disaster response experts are more nervous than ever about the ground beneath their feet.
Read more: http://world.time.com/2013/03/10/two-years-af...
This article prompt me to look at the map that was pretty clear last night. As soon as I opened it I seen all the icons in the middle of the map. I OMG, Madrid is stirring. It is. Must be all the Earth changes and magnetic pull. You can also click on the North American map (second link) and see the storm coming our way.
Sunday, 10th March 2013
California, Washington, Nevada, Hawaii, also had small earthquakes today.
Papua New Guinea
#87240 Mar 10, 2013
The cat's Whiskas! Hilarious video shows pet cat repeatedly dragging food out of camera shot so she can enjoy it in private
A pet cat lives up to the expression 'scaredy cat' in a YouTube video which shows her going out of her way to avoid being caught on camera eating.
The grey tabby is seen skilfully using her paw to drag the mat carrying her food and water out of shot of a nearby camera phone.
The camera shy kitty first stares at the videophone trying to work out what to do.
What are you looking at: The cat first notices the camera-phone as she approaches to enjoy her dinner, unsure of what she should do next, pictured
I'm outta here: The pet tabby puts out a paw to drag away the mat carrying her food and water
When she realizes it isn't going away she decides to take her food behind a kitchen cabinet so she can enjoy it in private - deftly pulling the three heavy bowls with one paw.
When her owner follows her around the cabinet phone in hand, she pulls the mat away once again - making it clear that this isn't a table for two.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-22911...
Just too cute!
#87241 Mar 10, 2013
Hilarious Dog Uses the Pool Water Slide to Cool Off
During the summer when the weather is hot, this smart doggie uses the family pool to cool off. Not only that, but he uses the water slide! Watch this funny puppy have fun in the summer, it's great!
#87242 Mar 10, 2013
Hello Ancient Wolf, Hope you had a great day. I am so happy the Creator left you here to inspire others. You may only be able to shop for it though. It looks like rain for Kentucky tomorrow.
I hope you have a pleasant evening.
#87243 Mar 10, 2013
My goodness, I believe that you posted that you are 42. You don't have to thank me,Dear. We are several years apart and have you have endeared so much. Folks like you inspire me to be a better person and appreciate what I do have. Clueless, some never know how fortunate they really are. You have a lovely evening.The weather has permitted me to clean my stone and plastic pots. Yeah, to planting soon. My Blessings be with you OJG, may the hands of love and the Great Spirit surround you and yours;) Good evening to all
#87244 Mar 10, 2013
Here is an article about cancer and Hugo Chavez which I thought you might find interesting.
Hugo Chavez, World Leaders and Cancer Deaths—Indications that the Cure Exists (For a Chosen Few)
The death this past week of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez raises some disturbing questions. It was reported that the iconoclastic and controversial leader succumbed to a two-year-long battle with cancer. In so doing, he may have been the first world leader to lose his life to cancer since 1980, when the Shah of Iran succumbed to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma while in exile.
With cancer deaths figuring at 23% of the mortality rate in the United States (cancer is the leading cause of death in developed countries and the second leading cause of death in developing countries), one might think that the Big C might be striking down leaders of countries with the same regularity as it afflicts everyone else. The rather unusual and nearly universal tendency for the power elite to sidestep cancer death has raised questions as to whether or not the powers-that-be might be bogarting the cure.
Since Hugo Chavez was leading his country, boldly, in a manner that distinguished his leadership from the lockstep, pro-American arse licking that typifies most of the world’s statesmen at this juncture in time, one might ask if the power elite specifically bogarted the cure from Hugo Chavez.
In a recent article in Press TV, Dr. Kevin Barrett has suggested that the CIA may have “given” Chavez the death-dealing cancer (Source). Cancer may be transmitted through injection by an unethical medical professional. A number of sources have alleged that a fast-acting cancer was developed in CIA labs decades ago and was responsible for deaths ranging from Jack Ruby to investigative journalist Mae Brussell.
“Is who I am”
Since: Aug 08
#87245 Mar 10, 2013
It was a Beautiful day!
Sad that I had to work.
#87246 Mar 10, 2013
I believe there was more to Japan than what we were told.
by James Farganne
( henrymakow.com )
When we compare the 6.8-magnitude earthquake which devastated Kobe, Japan January 17, 1995 with Fukushima, the evidence does not stack up.
A quick Google Images search of Kobe reveals incredible destruction of buildings, bridges, elevated highways, and other infrastructure.
The Fukushima quake, magnitude 9.0, struck about 70 km off the coast of Japan on March 11, 2011.
It sent a 15-meter tsunami crashing over perfectly undamaged bridges, houses, roads, and cars -- over a populace which had not been warned of the incoming tsunami, because there was no mag 9.0 earthquake. They were taken completely off-guard. Yet helicopters were waiting, and people all over Japan got to watch the tsunami roll in on live TV.
What on earth was going on? Ordinarily, the Japanese people are warned of tsunamis. Why weren't they warned? Why was there no structural damage, no reason for them to suspect that a tsunami was coming?
The quake must have seemed like nothing special to a nation of people who are used to quakes. In a video taken in one Tokyo newsroom during the Fukushima quake, staff were seen to continue typing at their computer stations, totally unfazed by it.
A 9.0-magnitude earthquake is more than 100 times stronger than a 6.8. A 9.0 should have devastated everything within a 1,000-km radius. There should have been widespread urban carnage, even worse than what Kobe suffered.
Yet the Fukushima quake of 3/11/11 did not cause a single structure to collapse.
But don't take my word for it. Go look up the helicopter footage on YouTube. Look at the infrastructure the tsunami was crashing onto. Not the slightest bit of damage. Common sense is enough to make you wonder.
Jim Stone did more than wonder. He dug up and analyzed the Japanese seismograms. He proved there was no 9.0 quake, and no epicenter out at sea. Instead, there were three simultaneous quakes of much lesser magnitude, all of them inland.
The authorities lied about the 9.0 quake -- made it up out of whole cloth. An earthquake did not cause the tsunami. There must have been another cause.
#87247 Mar 10, 2013
After two days of heavy chemspraying on what would otherwise have been gorgeous weather which was ruined by the white haze, it doesn't surprise me.
#87248 Mar 10, 2013
Interesting that cancer would be more prominent in developed countries: I'm thinking artificial sweeteners, preservatives and GMO's. I quit having x- rays for my teeth years ago. Partner wants me to go in for a chest x-ray. But I just know that I do not want to be exposed to more radiation. Read about bee venom possibly killing HIV. Noticed an article the other day, Doctors destroyed the HIV in a baby . The child has become free of that disease. I'm having trouble sleeping. The frogs in the nearby creek are croaking to their little hearts content. Wonder if they're mating? Hehe. Window open, breeze coming through. Blessed with the small wonders in this world.
#87249 Mar 10, 2013
you people worry a lot about silly quakes , sink holes and jet vapor trails ,..
i worry that south Korea will sneak a nuke into San Francisco bay or the Potomac river via a small fishing boat,...
earth quakes can not be prevented ,....
south Korea can be stopped ,...
#87250 Mar 10, 2013
Hey, Belie, I noticed two trails at 8a.m. I think that those were chemtrails. I noticed the path they made. I to think they've messed with our otherwise glorious weather.
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