MURRAY, Ky. - State wildlife officials say "several hundred" dead birds were found near the Murray State University campus last week.
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#87260 Mar 11, 2013
Watch This Wild Gorilla Reunite With the Man Who Saved Him (VIDEO)
What does a billionaire casino owner have in common with a wild gorilla? That sounds like it could be the opening line of a cheeky joke, but in actuality, what they have in common is a very heartfelt bond.
Damian Aspinall may be a billionaire casino owner, but he's also the founder of The Aspinall Foundation, a conservancy group dedicated to supporting global wildlife. Among its myriad conservancy projects, its most outstanding endeavor may be that it rehabilitates and reintroduces once captive gorillas back into the wild.
For Aspinall, one of those gorillas in particular, a youngster named Kwibi, captured his heart. The conservationist personally raised the animal for several years before setting him free in the Foundation's million-acre reserve in West Africa.
Five years later, Aspinall traveled back to Africa in order to check on Kwibi, who was now a fully-grown adult. The following video shows their touching reunion.
What’s of particular note is that conservationists on the reserve warned Aspinall that Kwibi had previously attacked the last two people who came in contact with him.
Nonetheless, it’s clear that this gorilla viewed his former protector with a higher regard than he had towards other human beings. And more surprising than abstaining from an attack, showed an attachment to him even five years after their last meeting.
It's not unheard of for wild animals to form bonds with their protectors. Anna Julia Torres, a well-known animal conservationist in Columbia, often cuddles with the lions she keeps on her nature reserve. But Torres sees her animals daily, while Aspinall hasn't been a presence in Kwibi's life for some time.
The work of the Aspinall Foundation and others like it are crucial to gorillas' survival. These animals remain on the precipice of extinction due to the presence of so many man-made threats, not the least of which is rampant poaching.
Human industry continues to view them as things, commodities to be bought and sold, or simply discarded. But as we continue our destruction of gorilla populations unabated, videos like this one demonstrate that these creatures have their own internal lives—ones which are very much worth honoring and protecting.
I love the Christian and Lion reunion after 35 years. It is on this site as well. Lower left hand corner after this video goes off. What Amazing creatures God has made.
#87261 Mar 11, 2013
Josh Groban Picks a Girl From the Audience to Sing a Duet and She Nails It
During a concert in Montreal, Josh Groban selected a girl from the audience to sing a duet with. When Maude started to sing, she was nervous, but then suddenly she found her strength and she NAILED the song!
This girl should be on The Voice. I love Josh Groban. Here are two of my favorites by him. Enjoy
Josh Groban - To Where You Are
You raise me up - Josh Groban
“Is who I am”
Since: Aug 08
#87262 Mar 11, 2013
The rain is slacking up a bit, which makes me happy. Too bad I have to get out in this to go to work. Why couldn't I be fabulously wealthy instead of SO good looking? lmao
#87263 Mar 11, 2013
Cloudy today. The gorilla video brought tears to my eyes. He's did not want Mr. Aspinall to leave. That sad face at the water's edge reaffirmed once again to me animals have feelings also. He should visit more frequently;)
#87264 Mar 11, 2013
Hi Misty eyed, I was touched by that video too. It is amazing how animals display human feelings and it was evident by this gorilla and his actions. It is amazing how he introduced his family to him. I agree Mr. A should visit him often if he can.
Hope you have a great day.
How can someone not like Josh Groban? I guess it is the poster not the post. hahaha
#87266 Mar 11, 2013
The gorilla video had me in tears over coffee this morning too. What a sweet story. If I wanted to cry some more, LOL, I would go watch the full version!
Thank you all for the prayers.(((More hugs)))
Hope - Funny you caught the story about Chavez, Cancer, and the CIA.=) My next sad good-bye will be Ahmadinejad. Chavez had more good in him than Ahmadinejad, but it is the interesting players that make life fun. Ahmadinejad's son-in-law may run. I doubt he has a fighting chance though. Ahmadinejad appears to want to tick off the supreme leader, even at Chavez's funeral. Not too smart if he wants to live a good life after June.
The board will be very interesting if Ali Fallahian wins the election. I doubt his odds are very good with the public, but that might not matter much. He has a very colorful history! He is considered a terrorist, even against Iranians. His murdering buddy is also runnning. With only 3 candidates,so far, this gives them some pretty good odds.
Well...I am about done with coffee (half of the 2nd pot). I am supposed to go drink some more with a girlfriend in a little bit. Oh, yeah...I will be hyped today! So, I better get off the thread and start getting ready. I will post during breaks when I return home in a couple of hours. LOL I just realized...I thank God for Mondays! It is the one day of the week that I am not stressed to get things done. Ha...I have all week! heee heee!!!!!!
#87267 Mar 11, 2013
And you got that from what? Sounds like you are the dropin hater. Move on. We have a special thread. Go troll your favorite hating thread. You have nothing to offer here.
#87268 Mar 11, 2013
Hugs back at you OJG. Have a nice coffee break with your friend. That video was just precious, wasn't it. You need to watch the whole video if you get the chance. It is amazing.
Love, hugs, and blessings to you and yours, my friend. Hope to catch up with you later.
Since: Mar 11
#87269 Mar 11, 2013
Good morning, folks. Rainy day, but warm, so that's o.k. Hopefully I will get to my taxes this week. It's hanging over my head, but I just can't sit down to do it. Anyway, I may run out of time if I keep loafing. Have a good day, and I'll pop in when I can.
Since: Mar 11
#87270 Mar 11, 2013
It's North Korea, not South. You made the same mistake that Dennis Rodman made recently. LOL
Since: Mar 11
#87271 Mar 11, 2013
By the way, I just happened to run across a news article about an outbreak of meningitis in gay men who live in NYC. It is not related to the fungal meningitis that was reported recently. That was caused by contamination in a lab manufacturing injectable steroids for back and knee arthritis.
This thing is new, and kills within hours. Several gay men were found dead in their apartments. Unfortunately, although people in this country are politically correct and accept or even embrace the gay lifestyle, they still have negative views privately. I'm concerned because this is how AIDS got started. There wasn't much concern about aggressively finding a cure for those living this lifestyle. Then the virus spread and spread and spread, causing concern for the safety of our blood supply. This problem could result in the same thing, but it is not being reported by mainstream media. Scary stuff.
#87273 Mar 11, 2013
Ha ha ha!!! Waiting for my friend and her husband to get back from shopping, so I thought I would take a peek! Ha ha ha ha Good one!
Good luck with the taxes, yuk.
Since: Mar 11
#87274 Mar 11, 2013
As you can see, I am procrastinating with taxes. Actually, it is so easy, but I can't get started. A few years back, I had to do taxes for our partnership racing stable and my speech/language pathology business. Preparing the documentation for our accountant took hours. Now I just have to find out if I go long form for my medical expenses, which actually cost us more than some people earn in a year. this should take only a couple of hours, but getting started...yeesh, I hate it. Glad to see you back on the forum. I think that it is a good diversion for both of us. It seems to be a good way to defuse stress.
Since: Mar 11
#87275 Mar 11, 2013
Low frequency radio waves wreaking havoc in the ocean.? responsible for fish die-offs. Just wait till we are all chipped, which will be coming soon, ostensibly to "help" people who have medical conditions. I am suspicious that there may be other reasons to "chip" the population. Who knows.
We are living in dangerous times.
#87276 Mar 11, 2013
just water vapor made by high flying airplanes ,...they are seen in flyover country as mysterious ,..but are completely harmless
when a cave roof weakens and collapses ,..
here in Kentucky ,..there are literally a million miles worth of unexplored and undiscovered caverns ,...
dont be surprised when one caves in ,..
north Korea already has the a bomb ,...
they dont need a ICBM to deliver it ,.
they can simply stick one in a shipping container and ship it as legitimate cargo ,...
or sell it to our enemies in the mid east ,..
so wake up ,.
forget about big foot and shadow people ,..
the real dangers of this world are far more scary than imaginative monsters and vivid government conspiracies
#87278 Mar 11, 2013
Report 30 mins ago:
Quake rocks inland region of Southern California
An earthquake shook a wide area of Southern California on Monday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
It struck at 9:55 a.m. and was initially estimated at a magnitude 5.1, with several smaller seismic events also reported. However, the largest quake was quickly downgraded to a magnitude 4.7.
The quake was centered 16 miles south of Palm Desert, California, in the high desert area northeast of San Diego.
There were no initial reports of damage or injuries.
According to Leslie Gordon of the USGS, the initial magnitude reports are generated by computer and automatically sent out. Those reports are revised after data are reviewed by USGS seismologists.
The quake was felt sharply in the local area, The Associated Press reported, and also rolled through downtown Los Angeles, San Diego and in Orange County.
Palms Springs police Sgt. Harvey Reed told the AP the department has received no reports of damage or injuries.
Check out the map and see California rocking. Here are today's earthquake so far:
11 March 2013
California 34 reported so far today, started out as 2.0 magnitude before reaching the 5.+ magnitude
Alaska has a cluster of small ones showing, Hawaii has one.
Seeing all those earthquake icons in the Madrid Fault Zone is unnerving. The Missouri, Tennessee, and Arkansas earthquakes from yesterday are still on the map. Plus, you can see the rain is moving across Ky.
Iraq - 7 so far today
A whole lot a shaking going on.
#87279 Mar 11, 2013
sorry posted on a site complaining about a nasty restaurant...told them to turn them in to the Health Dept. Forgot to change it back. hahaha
#87280 Mar 11, 2013
Oh lala, that "chip" threat has been proven false info many times since it got started. I would never agree to it if it was implemented. I would take my chances.
#87281 Mar 11, 2013
lala, I haven't heard about that "gay" disease killing in New York. I did see this though:
Antibiotic resistance a "catastrophic threat" - medical chief
LONDON (Reuters)- Antibiotic resistance poses a catastrophic threat to medicine and could mean patients having minor surgery risk dying from infections that can no longer be treated, Britain's top health official said on Monday.
Sally Davies, the chief medical officer for England, said global action is needed to fight antibiotic, or antimicrobial, resistance and fill a drug "discovery void" by researching and developing new medicines to treat emerging, mutating infections.
Only a handful of new antibiotics have been developed and brought to market in the past few decades, and it is a race against time to find more, as bacterial infections increasingly evolve into "superbugs" resistant to existing drugs.
"Antimicrobial resistance poses a catastrophic threat. If we don't act now, any one of us could go into hospital in 20 years for minor surgery and die because of an ordinary infection that can't be treated by antibiotics," Davies told reporters as she published a report on infectious disease.
"And routine operations like hip replacements or organ transplants could be deadly because of the risk of infection."
One of the best known superbugs, MRSA, is alone estimated to kill around 19,000 people every year in the United States - far more than HIV and AIDS - and a similar number in Europe.
And others are spreading. Cases of totally drug resistant tuberculosis have appeared in recent years and a new wave of "super superbugs" with a mutation called NDM 1, which first emerged in India, has now turned up all over the world, from Britain to New Zealand.
Last year the WHO said untreatable superbug strains of gonorrhoea were spreading across the world.
Laura Piddock, a professor of microbiology at Birmingham University and director of the campaign group Antibiotic Action, welcomed Davies' efforts to raise awareness of the problem.
"There are an increasing number of infections for which there are virtually no therapeutic options, and we desperately need new discovery, research and development," she said.
Davies called on governments and organisations across the world, including the World Health Organisation and the G8, to take the threat seriously and work to encourage more innovation and investment into the development of antibiotics.
"Over the past two decades there has been a discovery void around antibiotics, meaning diseases have evolved faster than the drugs to treat them," she said.
Davies called for more cooperation between the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries to preserve the existing arsenal of antibiotics, and more focus on developing new ones.
Increasing surveillance to keep track of drug-resistant superbugs, prescribing fewer antibiotics and making sure they are only prescribed when needed, and ensuring better hygiene to keep infections to a minimum were equally important, she said.
Nigel Brown, president of the Society for General Microbiology, agreed the issues demanded urgent action and said its members would work hard to better understand infectious diseases, reduce transmission of antibiotic resistance, and help develop new antibiotics.
"The techniques of microbiology and new developments such as synthetic biology will be crucial in achieving this," he said.
#87282 Mar 11, 2013
Here's another one just reported lala:
Sinkhole forces Pennsylvania family to evacuate home
It seemed like any other Sunday for Doris Jenkins. The Bethlehem Township, Pa., resident got up bright and early to walk her dog. As soon as she stepped out of the house, however, she immediately saw something that would change the lives of her and her family forever.
"I came around the corner and said,'Oh my God!'" said Jenkins. "My daughter's car was there. I woke her up and told her to get the car out of there!"
A sinkhole had opened up right in the driveway of her house on 2nd Street. Doris, her daughter Inga Jenkins and her granddaughter Claudia Jenkins were forced to evacuate their house.
"I wasn't thinking that this was how I was going to spend my Sunday afternoon," said Inga while in tears. "It's pretty upsetting to see your driveway start to fall into a hole."
Bethlehem Township Assistant Fire Chief Ron Ford told NBC10's Claudia Rivero that crews have been in the neighborhood all week repairing a break in a sewer line. Ford said it's unclear whether that work caused the sinkhole.
"We won't be sure how much damage it caused until we get the hole dug out and see where we are with the damage," said Ford.
The Jenkins' home has cracks in the foundation and possible damage to the roof. Too dangerous for the family to live there, the home is the only one in the neighborhood that has been evacuated so far.
"We have to evacuate because of the fumes," said Claudia Jenkins.
"My daughter and I are going to a hotel for two weeks," said Inga. "We'll see what happens."
No other homes have been affected at this time, authorities said.
There was another report of two small sinkholes that opened up earlier this week on 2nd Street.
NBC10 reported on several sinkholes in the Lehigh Valley area over the last year. Several dozen Allentown families were forced to find temporary housing after a sinkhole opened under their street. In 2011, 54 graves were threatened by approaching water from a sinkhole.
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