Hundreds of birds die in western Ky.

Hundreds of birds die in western Ky.

There are 81703 comments on the The Cincinnati Enquirer story from Jan 5, 2011, titled Hundreds of birds die in western Ky.. In it, The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that:

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

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Ben from Harrodsburg

Richmond, KY

#95395 Jan 13, 2014
D.A.R.P.A.!!!!!!!!!
riproarin'

Mayfield, KY

#95396 Jan 13, 2014
All this talk of old cars. I only had automatics, so she had to do it herself. Just thinking about it makes me want to go to the walmart for Oreo's.
riproarin'

Mayfield, KY

#95397 Jan 13, 2014
Ancient Wolf wrote:
@qwerty.. your analysis does not account for the fact that most major insurance companies have gone to include among other factors such as geographical location, driver's age, sex, usage in miles and car values; they now also use Credit Score rating and the person with a poor score will pay a higher rate based on the exact same factors as a person with a better score. The assumption being that the person with the poor score might get in trouble making the payments and "sell" that heap to the company.

For my own use, I have found it best to shop for a decent used car privately (no dealers or buy here-pay here) and pay cash and carry the mandatory liability only insurance and if I wreck it, so be it and if I don't, I am money ahead. Right now, I have a 2006 model with 110,000 miles that I paid $4k for and it is as good as any new vehicle.
You mean you can actually by the level and type of insurance that you want, based on your needs, personal decisions and driving record?
So auto insurance is kinda like health insurance was before Obamacare?
Ancient Wolf

East Bernstadt, KY

#95398 Jan 14, 2014
[QUOTE who="riproarin'"] <quoted text>
You mean you can actually by the level and type of insurance that you want, based on your needs, personal decisions and driving record?
So auto insurance is kinda like health insurance was before Obamacare?[/QUOTE]I am not that familiar with Obamacare but for automobiles your driving record, vehicle type, your age, sex, locale and vehicle useage are the biggest factors in determining premium rates. If your vehicle is older, you may choose to not carry Collision and Comprehensive coverages and purchase only Liability coverages to insure other parties. You may determine the amount of liability coverage you need beyond the mandatory State requirements. Certainly $100k of liability coverage will cost more than $25k. If you are carrying Comprehensive and Collision coverages, you might also want to increase the deductible limits. I personally do not carry those coverages on older vehicles and even on newer ones, I set the deductibles to at least $500 or the amount that I will "eat" before the insurance takes effect. If you are expecting the company to insure every little scrape or fender bender, you will certainly have to pay for it.

Another factor to consider is High Performance vehicles. Some companies will not even cover these type automobiles and you can expect to pay dearly for insurance if you can even get it. For example, the average National life span of a Corvette is about 89 days before it is involved in an accident and certainly a $40k big dually pickup truck will cost more for insurance than a Chevy Malibu. The net result being what do you want and what are you willing to pay for and when shopping for automobile insurance, make sure you are not comparing apples to oranges. Some agents might offer you a cheaper rate when all they have done is decreased the coverage limits or increased the deductibles.
whats

Hyden, KY

#95400 Jan 14, 2014
destroying the auto ind. in the usa is the insurance co..dont need to try and buy a auto if the insurance is so high you cant pay it.the USA need a law where the drivers are self insured .then the auto ind would take of .as well as housing.if people was not robed by the insurance co. they have the money to build with.they to many money laws in America for the citizens to ever get ahead and have anything.all the money is taken by the 1% with their laws..the whole nation needs reformed ..but it never will be until the whole thing collapses.and start all over new again.my opinion..
Mississippi Man

Olive Branch, MS

#95401 Jan 14, 2014
@ Wolf.........Agreed! I'm not about to forget "some" of my past mischief and "none" of my future........thoughts. Besides, what are we as humans if we can't dream? And I don't really think Anne, etc. really wanted us to forget, for it's her kind that we dream about.......mostly!

Now, insurance! Remember when the agent used to travel door to door just to make a sale and a living? I've dealt with Allstate for more years than I know and am happy with them. I've thought seriously of buying a new vehicle, maybe a SUV, but there's just something telling me not to do it now.........gut feelings? I drive a Teal Green '94 Silverado dressed to the hilt with all the extras, ground FX, etc. Just last year I stopped the comrehensive because of the age (truck) and I now pay very little for liability. The truck has some miles on it, sure, but that 350 cu.in. is running fine. It uses no oil and the worse that happened was it needed a new radiator. Sometimes, it's a MUST that I weigh my wants against my needs. Oh yeah, the Belle drives a Miata........I hate it!
Anne

Versailles, IN

#95402 Jan 14, 2014
Lol. Hey, guys, I was just teasing with you about your cars and lady friends. Just wanted to tickle you with a feather not jab you with a sword. Sorry if you felt a sword. It's hard sometimes to convey laughing and sparkling eyes through a post. lol no offence intended heeheehee

We keep $500 deductible on all our vehicles and at this point in time everything has full coverage. I am fairly loyal to an insurance company and had coverage with one in particular for 20+ years. However, every 6-7 years I take the time to insurance shop to be sure my company is still the best buy for us. I won't change companies for a hundred or two difference but will if the difference is more. I also prefer a local agent over an internet company because i like seeing faces and the personal touch. Usually our homeowners/auto is with the same and that also creates bigger discounts.
Insurance story: while doing some shopping in town, my '05 focus shut down as if someone had pulled out the electric cord on a running vacumn cleaner--a gradual running down. I pulled into a parking lot, called AAA and also the local car rental. I drove off in the rental van (they had no cars available) when AAA towed off the car. I finished my errands and headed home. A quarter mile from the house a BIG turkey flew from the side ditch and I had no alternative but to hit it. Cost $1,800 to get that van fixed. had to replace the grill, hood, and radiator.(yeah, my insurance company paid it)
Ancient Wolf

East Bernstadt, KY

#95403 Jan 14, 2014
Anne wrote:
Lol. Hey, guys, I was just teasing with you about your cars and lady friends. Just wanted to tickle you with a feather not jab you with a sword. Sorry if you felt a sword. It's hard sometimes to convey laughing and sparkling eyes through a post. lol no offence intended heeheehee
To quote Chief Dan George in his role of Lone Watie in the movie "The OutLaw Josie Wells"... "none taken".
Anne

United States

#95404 Jan 14, 2014
Ladies, ladies! Don't leave me here alone with these guys!!! Us girls gotta stick together!!! Lol Hope alls well with you and yours....
Misty eyed

Louisa, KY

#95405 Jan 14, 2014
Morning dishes getting washed here. Hehe. The sun is peeking over the hill. Supposed to be in the 50's today. Hope, every one gets to enjoy it. The clouds are keeping up their dance. Hopefully, the rain will subside for awhile. Sure got plenty yesterday. Yippeekiae, gotta get to the housework. Toodles;)
Mississippi Man

Olive Branch, MS

#95407 Jan 14, 2014
@ Anne........as in the Johnny Cash song, "Don't think twice,...it's all right."

I think we've got a haint in the back yard. Last night about 2:30 we both heard something outside. She pulled her Glok and checked out the front porch area and decided the noise was coming from the back. So we both grabbed flash lights to go out and when I turned on the four flood lights, why,....the noise just stopped! We went on out, checked all the shop and storage shed doors and windows, all was fine! Today, Tues., in the daylight I couldn't find anything abnormal but it just sounded like someone had a small board or stick and was trying to break open a wooden box. I've got a wooden live-trap box that I built sitting out there behind some bushes and just knew that another coon or possum was in there but not so. It's not but 9:07 right now so "whatever or whoever" may return later in the night.........and I may check it out with a shot gun.
Ancient Wolf

Nicholasville, KY

#95409 Jan 14, 2014
Mississippi Man wrote:
@ Anne........as in the Johnny Cash song, "Don't think twice,...it's all right."
I think we've got a haint in the back yard. Last night about 2:30 we both heard something outside. She pulled her Glok and checked out the front porch area and decided the noise was coming from the back. So we both grabbed flash lights to go out and when I turned on the four flood lights, why,....the noise just stopped! We went on out, checked all the shop and storage shed doors and windows, all was fine! Today, Tues., in the daylight I couldn't find anything abnormal but it just sounded like someone had a small board or stick and was trying to break open a wooden box. I've got a wooden live-trap box that I built sitting out there behind some bushes and just knew that another coon or possum was in there but not so. It's not but 9:07 right now so "whatever or whoever" may return later in the night.........and I may check it out with a shot gun.
It's not a haint, just Credence Clearwater doing:
Just got home from Illinois,
Lock the front door, oh boy
Doo, doo, doo, Looking out my back door

There's a giant doing cartwheels
A statue wearing high heels
Look at all the happy creatures dancing on the lawn
A dinosaur Victrola listening to Buck Owens
Doo, doo, doo, Looking out my back door.
Ben

Richmond, KY

#95410 Jan 15, 2014
what happened to the bird topic lol
Anne

Paris, TN

#95411 Jan 15, 2014
MM: did you find your 'haint'? Sometimes things aren't as they seem, you know. One night---way in the night--there was a tremendous racket at the outside corner of the bedroom. Checking it out we found the neighbors dog had gotten loose and was dragging the 20 ft chain behind him. The chain was bouncing around the downspout as the dog went around the corner of the house.!! Sure catches your attention at 2 am!
Anne

United States

#95413 Jan 15, 2014
Ancient Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>It's not a haint, just Credence Clearwater doing:
Just got home from Illinois,
Lock the front door, oh boy
Doo, doo, doo, Looking out my back door

There's a giant doing cartwheels
A statue wearing high heels
Look at all the happy creatures dancing on the lawn
A dinosaur Victrola listening to Buck Owens
Doo, doo, doo, Looking out my back door.
Doo,doo,doo lookin out my back door... That CCR song is now stuck in my head. Lol
num

Pikeville, KY

#95415 Jan 15, 2014
hmm
Ancient Wolf

Nicholasville, KY

#95416 Jan 15, 2014
Ben wrote:
what happened to the bird topic lol
We talk about everything else while the old Wolf Man is doing his part to propigate the fowl when he is not on Topix, taking care of his dog, watching westerns, cooking, eating, and generally enjoying retirement at the old homestead in the boondocks...... He is getting eggs ready for the incubator.
Ancient Wolf

Nicholasville, KY

#95417 Jan 16, 2014
also has a bad case of Miss Efont withdrawal. Wonder if Qwerty coated his monkey bars with cosmoline?
Mississippi Man

Olive Branch, MS

#95418 Jan 16, 2014
Ben wrote:
what happened to the bird topic lol
..........what birds....??

@ Wolf..........
It may well have been CCR as you say but I more liken it to be.......

Well, he flew from the tree and he lit on the ground,
Then he started to rock, a really rock'n around.
I heard him say in a voice so rough,.....
I woudn't eat you cause you're too tough.

It was a one eyed, one horned, Fly'n Purple ..........

(tell the truth now, how many remember that one?)
Mississippi Man

Olive Branch, MS

#95419 Jan 16, 2014
Anne wrote:
MM: did you find your 'haint'? Sure catches your attention at 2 am!
I'll bet that chain you mentioned really did make a racket in the night. But,........no, we haven't for sure found out what it was we heard. Thought it was the neighbor ladies dogs that had gotten out of their pen but she said she had them both in the house. So far, the best I can come up with is her horse pasture fence is on the west side of our back yard. Sometimes when horses get playful or bored they'll nudge, toss, push or nose around anything that will move or make a noice like a plastic bucket. She has three horses, maybe that's what we heard,.......dunno, but haven't heard it since.

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