Hundreds of birds die in western Ky.

Jan 5, 2011 Full story: The Cincinnati Enquirer 81,721

MURRAY, Ky. - State wildlife officials say "several hundred" dead birds were found near the Murray State University campus last week.

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Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#92657 Sep 14, 2013
well I am off to read a bit more of Civil War chronicles. Good Night all.
Imposter

Somerset, KY

#92658 Sep 14, 2013
Gotta get to bed, its fooled around and gotten late on me.

Since: Jun 12

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#92659 Sep 14, 2013
Night boys!

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#92660 Sep 14, 2013
Night girls. I'm off to bed too--
Really

Morehead, KY

#92661 Sep 14, 2013
Oh
Billet

Chicago Heights, IL

#92662 Sep 15, 2013
Might be some kind of natural occurance
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#92663 Sep 15, 2013
Imposter wrote:
<quoted text>I drove a guy out to the veterans hospitable in Richmond Va. a few years ago for some surgery, I went to a lot of those civil war historical sites and battlegrounds while I was there. The Chesapeake bay area alone has more than a man could visit in a week. One period cemetery went on and on and on, all those csa graves...what a bloody time that was.
You don't really consider just how bloody it was until you compare the 3 days of Gettysburg of July 1-3, 1863 and realize that the number of casualties there were nearly the same as the entire Vietnam era. And if you include the seige of Vicksburg Mississippi that ended on the next day of July 4th, it was even more.

But the worst single day casualty count was Antietam with 12,649 Union and 13,724 Confederate casualties.
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#92664 Sep 15, 2013
Much of the high casualty count of the Civil War has been attributed to the battle strategies having not kept pace with advances in technology. Strategies from the Napoleonic days included marching head long in columns with the advance column dropping to their knees to fire then while they were reloading the archaic weapons, the standing column behind them would fire.

The advances including the Sharp's rifle I posted about earlier was one item, but also the rifled cannons first used during the Civil War that could fire further as well as using various loads such as grape shot, cannisters or the round cannon balls. The cannisters exploded on impact with all manner of shrapnel that could take out an entire company. Hot air balloons were first employed also to help pinpoint the enemy's locations.
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#92665 Sep 15, 2013
Mortar rounds were used successfully also. I first saw the use of those at the 145th Anniversary re-enactment of Gettysburg where a group of Confederates won a "competition" by being able to explode a bale of hay at 200 yards distance. The Union group missed.

But the most impressive was a line of about 30 cannons with them firing down the line with one right after the other. Lee's leader of the cannon brigrade under General James Longstreet (who had replaced Stonewall Jackson upon Jackson's death) was Colonel Edward Porter Alexander who was only 28 years old at the time of the Gettysburg campaign.
Anne

United States

#92666 Sep 15, 2013
Ancient Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>
You don't really consider just how bloody it was until you compare the 3 days of Gettysburg of July 1-3, 1863 and realize that the number of casualties there were nearly the same as the entire Vietnam era. And if you include the seige of Vicksburg Mississippi that ended on the next day of July 4th, it was even more.
But the worst single day casualty count was Antietam with 12,649 Union and 13,724 Confederate casualties.
26000+ casualties in one day. Tragic. And please understand I am not taking away anything from "our boys" now in the military, but with our "advances in warfare" and current losses compared to how things used to be in wars and other military actions, why almost everyone
comes marching home. But we lose a tremendous amout of young people to PTSD. And that is a cruel fate. So our losses take place just the same, just in a different way.
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#92667 Sep 15, 2013
Anne wrote:
<quoted text>
26000+ casualties in one day. Tragic. And please understand I am not taking away anything from "our boys" now in the military, but with our "advances in warfare" and current losses compared to how things used to be in wars and other military actions, why almost everyone
comes marching home. But we lose a tremendous amout of young people to PTSD. And that is a cruel fate. So our losses take place just the same, just in a different way.
I agree in not taking anything away from "our boys" and I am sure PTSD even occured back then but was not labeled as such. If you include all those that died from later infections of wounds and other diseases the Civil War casualties exceeded the total American losses of all other wars combined. For example, over 2000 enlistees (right here within a few miles of my homestead) died from measles.
Imposter

London, KY

#92668 Sep 15, 2013
Ancient Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree in not taking anything away from "our boys" and I am sure PTSD even occured back then but was not labeled as such. If you include all those that died from later infections of wounds and other diseases the Civil War casualties exceeded the total American losses of all other wars combined. For example, over 2000 enlistees (right here within a few miles of my homestead) died from measles.
Old Wolf you would have been a great teacher. Critical thinking beats out date/fact intelligence any day and man Oh man...
Anyways, yeah you would have been one of those teachers that a man remembered at sixty because he made it fun to learn and actually gave a damn about the kids. The smartest guy in the room right here folks, its not me if that's not obvious enough LMAO. Two years now I've known the old mutt (on here) and the old scruffy thing just keeps getting better!
LOL I have nothing but admiration for you anymore wolf, man you'd a made a good teacher, especially history and what we need to learn from it. If you wasn't about a thousand years old I'd try to get you to teach online I know you have MORE that enough credentials.
I dont know though....you also have enough tech exp to tell when students crack your class's answer key poups...lol

Good day wolf that was some good reading there.

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#92669 Sep 15, 2013
Imposter wrote:
<quoted text>Old Wolf you would have been a great teacher. Critical thinking beats out date/fact intelligence any day and man Oh man...
Anyways, yeah you would have been one of those teachers that a man remembered at sixty because he made it fun to learn and actually gave a damn about the kids. The smartest guy in the room right here folks, its not me if that's not obvious enough LMAO. Two years now I've known the old mutt (on here) and the old scruffy thing just keeps getting better!
LOL I have nothing but admiration for you anymore wolf, man you'd a made a good teacher, especially history and what we need to learn from it. If you wasn't about a thousand years old I'd try to get you to teach online I know you have MORE that enough credentials.
I dont know though....you also have enough tech exp to tell when students crack your class's answer key poups...lol

Good day wolf that was some good reading there.
I would have so had a crush on Ancient Wolf if he was my teacher. Oh Mr Wolf , I think I need some private study time.
lol----
I am interested in learning more about the female role in the Civil War. I guess I just pictured a bunch of Scarlett O'hare types weeping and running about the plantation
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#92671 Sep 15, 2013
Miss E Font wrote:
<quoted text>
I would have so had a crush on Ancient Wolf if he was my teacher. Oh Mr Wolf , I think I need some private study time.
lol----
I am interested in learning more about the female role in the Civil War. I guess I just pictured a bunch of Scarlett O'hare types weeping and running about the plantation
Then you might be interested in BELLE BoYD of Martinsburg West Virginia who was the most notorious Confederate Spy even though West Virginia seceded from Virginia to become it's own state.

A brief portrait published in the New York Herald states: She was arrested and thrown in Old Capitol Prison. Romancers have given her undue repute saying she was beautiful and well educated, but she was merely a brusque, talkative woman. There is a certain dash and naivete in her manner and speech that might be called fascinating. Young Union officers, dazzled perhaps, took her out riding where she knew about the Union Camps and passed the information on to Confederacy. This RED Haired (lol) woman takes her arrest as a matter of course, and is smart, plucky, and as absurd as ever.
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#92672 Sep 15, 2013
@Miss E Font.. With your pictorial of Scarlett O'hara running around the Plantation crying, and my prior post about the ladies of Richmond Virginia rioting over no bread; I am trying to find another section I had read where a socially prominent young lady from Boston (I believe) was complaining to the General Staff about the absence of young eligible Officer's to escort her and the other elites to certain high brow functions. She had stated that she had been to parties 4 nights in a row without a proper escort. Poor Dahling. LOL

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#92673 Sep 15, 2013
Ancient Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Then you might be interested in BELLE BoYD of Martinsburg West Virginia who was the most notorious Confederate Spy even though West Virginia seceded from Virginia to become it's own state.

A brief portrait published in the New York Herald states: She was arrested and thrown in Old Capitol Prison. Romancers have given her undue repute saying she was beautiful and well educated, but she was merely a brusque, talkative woman. There is a certain dash and naivete in her manner and speech that might be called fascinating. Young Union officers, dazzled perhaps, took her out riding where she knew about the Union Camps and passed the information on to Confederacy. This RED Haired (lol) woman takes her arrest as a matter of course, and is smart, plucky, and as absurd as ever.
A redheaded spy! I love it.
Imposter

London, KY

#92674 Sep 15, 2013
Miss E Font wrote:
<quoted text>
I would have so had a crush on Ancient Wolf if he was my teacher. Oh Mr Wolf , I think I need some private study time.
lol----
It's being taught (to teachers) now that relationship building is the key to successfully instruct students of any age. I have to agree with what the egg head data implies about that.

Ethnic/special needs students sadly are a big factor in and often a stumbling block for current instructors completing the slow fade out of authoritarian type teaching styles and the coming in of the relationship building based teaching strategies in high schools.

Jr college and on...forget it, most of the instructors simply throw up a website and say have at it.... The egg heads need a shake up is what I am getting at.

LOL I'm sure the type relationship building you spoke of would have its good points in a Jr college online setting MissE and would be better than no apparent strategy(as they have now)but that would be hard to do over the net lol.

The kids fresh out of institutional based curriculums have to readjust and readjust fast to the online world. Sure they give them a taste of online learning in high school but no one has came up with a way to bridge the relationship gap insofar as online learning goes, as of yet.

Many students are just too dang poor to have much online experience at all.

I am working on an idea of how to fix that. I have a proposal drawn up but have been putting of presenting it until I work out some details. It's something like this forum right here..a little more structured but not much. I think it could work and in doing so help a lot of students in the future.

I have also been looking for the right big chief to present it to, like I have said before its getting harder and harder to find a human being in this world crowded with people.
Imposter

London, KY

#92675 Sep 15, 2013
Big post, sorry, I had to get that off my chest.
Imposter

London, KY

#92676 Sep 15, 2013
I see a lot of positive relationship building and LEARNING going on here and I think if a site like this were to be transferred to a different context but remain open to individual thoughts, ideas, suggestions or just a way for them to let off some steam sometimes....while also getting a little social interaction in...I think a site like that would help today's online students- especially non traditional students- in a lot of ways. It would also help the instructors achieve what their primary goal should be: increased learning across the board.

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#92678 Sep 15, 2013
Imposter wrote:
Big post, sorry, I had to get that off my chest.
There are so many positive uses for social media! It has its pitfalls and drawbacks; however, none of us would probably get to chat if it is wasn't for these formats. Sharing ideas, stories, thoughts with people in your town or half way around the world at the same time. Amazing

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