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More than 1,000 dead birds fall from sky in Ark

There are 10197 comments on the news.yahoo.com story from Jan 2, 2011, titled More than 1,000 dead birds fall from sky in Ark. In it, news.yahoo.com reports that:

BEEBE, Ark. – Wildlife officials are trying to determine what caused more than 1,000 blackbirds to die and fall from the sky over an Arkansas town.

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission said Saturday that it began receiving reports about the dead birds about 11:30 p.m. the previous night. The birds fell over a 1-mile area of Beebe, and an aerial survey indicated that no other dead birds were found outside of that area.

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IDGAF

Trumann, AR

#9519 Aug 10, 2013
edgar allen poe wrote:
<quoted text>
Once upon a midnight dreary...
As I pondered weep and weary.

"The Raven" follows an unnamed narrator on a night in December who sits reading "forgotten lore" as a way to forget the loss of his love, Lenore. A "rapping at [his] chamber door" reveals nothing, but excites his soul to "burning". A similar rapping, slightly louder, is heard at his window. When he goes to investigate, a raven steps into his chamber. Paying no attention to the man, the raven perches on a bust of Pallas above the door.

Amused by the raven's comically serious disposition, the man asks that the bird tell him its name. The raven's only answer is "Nevermore". The narrator is surprised that the raven can talk, though at this point it has said nothing further. The narrator remarks to himself that his "friend" the raven will soon fly out of his life, just as "other friends have flown before" along with his previous hopes. As if answering, the raven responds again with "Nevermore". The narrator reasons that the bird learned the word "Nevermore" from some "unhappy master" and that it is the only word it knows.

Even so, the narrator pulls his chair directly in front of the raven, determined to learn more about it. He thinks for a moment in silence, and his mind wanders back to his lost Lenore. He thinks the air grows denser and feels the presence of angels, and wonders if God is sending him a sign that he is to forget Lenore. The bird again replies in the negative, suggesting that he can never be free of his memories. The narrator becomes angry, calling the raven a "thing of evil" and a "prophet". Finally, he asks the raven whether he will be reunited with Lenore in Heaven. When the raven responds with its typical "Nevermore", he is enraged, and, calling it a liar, commands the bird to return to the "Plutonian shore",[8]- but it does not move. Presumably at the time of the poem's recitation by the narrator, the raven "still is sitting" on the bust of Pallas. The narrator's final admission is that his soul is trapped beneath the raven's shadow and shall be lifted "Nevermore".

Poe wrote the poem as a narrative, without intentionally creating an allegory or falling into didacticism. The main theme of the poem is one of undying devotion. The narrator experiences a perverse conflict between desire to forget and desire to remember. He seems to get some pleasure from focusing on loss. The narrator assumes that the word "Nevermore" is the raven's "only stock and store", and, yet, he continues to ask it questions, knowing what the answer will be. His questions, then, are purposely self-deprecating and further incite his feelings of loss. Poe leaves it unclear if the raven actually knows what it is saying or if it really intends to cause a reaction in the poem's narrator. The narrator begins as "weak and weary," becomes regretful and grief-stricken, before passing into a frenzy and, finally, madness. Christopher F. S. Maligec suggests the poem is a type of elegiac paraclausithyron, an ancient Greek and Roman poetic form consisting of the lament of an excluded, locked-out lover at the sealed door of his beloved.

Ya know the what teh Fizzle Im Sizzling.
Dillard

Denver, CO

#9527 Aug 12, 2013
Missouri includes the New Madrid Seismic Zone, so earthquakes are nothing new in Arkansas, your all going to die.
M Bell

Australia

#9528 Aug 12, 2013
Dead birds
M hopwood

Australia

#9529 Aug 12, 2013
Dave Miller wrote:
You guys need to have them birds tested and don't leave it all to the government .
Yeah
fifty1fifty

United States

#9530 Aug 12, 2013
Foxtrot, Unicorn, Charlie and Kilo?
fifty1fifty

United States

#9532 Aug 13, 2013
Texas fracking boom sucks up water in exchange for gas, report says
22 hrs ago

There are more than a few cities across Texas that struggle with water shortages, after decades of drought, growing cities and mismanagement of water supplies have run down reservoirs and underground aquifers. Now another heavy demand on water may be the final demand that runs some reserves dry: shale gas fracking. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality predicts that 30 Texas communities could run out of water by the end of 2013, and fracking could be partly to blame. In towns such as Barnhart, the wells have already run dry. "Getting one oil well fracked takes more water than the entire town can drink or use in a day," said Barnhart resident, Glenda Kuykendall.[Source]

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“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#9533 Aug 13, 2013
fifty1fifty wrote:
Texas fracking boom sucks up water in exchange for gas, report says
22 hrs ago
There are more than a few cities across Texas that struggle with water shortages, after decades of drought, growing cities and mismanagement of water supplies have run down reservoirs and underground aquifers. Now another heavy demand on water may be the final demand that runs some reserves dry: shale gas fracking. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality predicts that 30 Texas communities could run out of water by the end of 2013, and fracking could be partly to blame. In towns such as Barnhart, the wells have already run dry. "Getting one oil well fracked takes more water than the entire town can drink or use in a day," said Barnhart resident, Glenda Kuykendall.[Source]
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Interesting.
Gary

Ashburn, VA

#9535 Aug 15, 2013
Dave Miller wrote:
You guys need to have them birds tested and don't leave it all to the government .
?,!'
Gross

United States

#9536 Aug 15, 2013
Yuck
dgj

Houston, TX

#9538 Aug 17, 2013
I kniq
bon

Houston, TX

#9539 Aug 17, 2013
Unit
biskitshoes

Okotoks, Canada

#9541 Aug 17, 2013
frank

Olive Branch, MS

#9542 Aug 18, 2013
Them black birds is dying all over my field.

Since: Aug 13

Location hidden

#9551 Aug 21, 2013
believe the biased media if you want but what caused it was a C130 leaving the LRAFB headed for the Gulf that leaked a deadly chemical. It killed 1000's of birds and fish.
everybody should know

United States

#9552 Aug 22, 2013
Inisa Love wrote:
Extremely disturbing. When the animals start to go belly up that is a clear indicator something very foul is about to hit.
Perhaps some kind of biological warfare being used against the citizens by those in power who will surely blame it on some phony terrorists in order to strip the people of the last bit of rights they have.
You got that right, when the animals come belly up..its time to get away from Arkansas. It could well be a biological warfare..1300 ppl died in Syria yesterday..what makes us 'Americans' any better?
everybody should know

United States

#9553 Aug 22, 2013
Moi1985 wrote:
believe the biased media if you want but what caused it was a C130 leaving the LRAFB headed for the Gulf that leaked a deadly chemical. It killed 1000's of birds and fish.
Ok..if it killed the birds that were flying above us, then what damage did it do to our earth or air? IF that's what killed them.
Billy Bob

Mountain View, AR

#9554 Aug 22, 2013
The gas companies came in, promised all you idiots a lot of money for the gas rights, said you'd be rich, all you lazy ass gullible fools bought in to it, took the money and now you're bitching cause things aren't like they used to be. You cn't have your cake and eat it to. You all saw freemoney, and weren't real worried about what effect is was gonna have at the time. All you could see was FREE MONEY. So shut up and live wih it and quite blaming everyone else. I didn't want them on my land and didn't bite. I' good. No complaints.
guest

Jonesboro, AR

#9555 Aug 22, 2013
Wow!!!
fifty1fifty

United States

#9556 Aug 22, 2013
Phosgene gas
Top US Official Murdered After Arkansas Weapons Test Causes Mass Death
Birds and Fish are now Dying all Around the World
A shocking report prepared for Prime Minister Putin by the Foreign Military Intelligence Directorate (GRU) states that one of the United States top experts in biological and chemical weapons was brutally murdered after he threatened to expose a US Military test of poison gas that killed hundreds of thousands of animals in Arkansas this past week.
According to this report, John P. Wheeler III, Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C. from 2005-2008, when he became the Special Assistant to the Acting Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Logistics and Environment, was found brutally murdered and dumped in a landfill, and as we can read as reported by Fox News:
“Delaware Police are investigating the apparent murder of a former Bush official who also championed the fund-raising effort to build the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the Mall in Washington, D.C. Wheeler’s body was found in Wilmington on Friday.
According to police, somebody initially reported that the body was dumped out of a refuse truck, which would have been coming from Newark, onto the landfill. Newark Police spokesman Lt. Mark Farrall told Fox News that nobody had reported Wheeler missing before he was found.
The Wilmington News Journal reported
Wheeler’s military career included writing one of the most important manuals on the effectiveness of biological and chemical weapons which led to his being hired in 2009 as a consultant to the Mitre Corporation, whose aviation system development department, the GRU reports, is at the forefront of creating the computer command and control systems used by the US Air Force in their fleet of aerial spraying planes.
These aerial spraying planes, this report continues, are based at the Little Rock Air Force Base in Arkansas that over the past few months have been involved with ‘test dispersants’ of poisonous gasses in the Afghanistan War Theater using chemical weapons stocks obtained from Iraq and held at the Pine Bluff Arsenal, also located in Arkansas.
Important to note about the Pine Bluff Arsenal, which calls itself “America’s Arsenal”, is that it is one of the World’s most specialized munitions and chemical-biological defense products and services bases which Russia had previously accused of not fully reporting the chemical agents removed from Iraq, between 2003 and 2008, and taken to the US for testing and subsequent destruction.
According to this report, the US relocated from Iraq to the Pine Bluff Arsenal an estimated 63,000 metric tonnes of the poisonous gas Phosgene that is described as one of the most feared chemical weapons ever used due to its ability to literally cause the lungs and respiratory system to explode.
Nearly immediately after Russia accused the US this past summer of not fully destroying Iraq’s Phosgene poisonous gas stockpile the Pine Bluff Arsenal began an ‘accelerated’ disposal programme injecting it deep into the ground in central Arkansas, but which, unfortunately, since this past September, has caused over 500 minor earthquakes to occur raising the concerns of their local population.
More frightening, however, is the claim made in this report that the Americans have also begun shipping ‘massive quantities’ of Iraq’s Phosgene poisonous gas stocks to Afghanistan where when used they will be able to say they had nothing to do with it, and believe no one will be able to prove it either.

To the direct reason for Wheeler’s murder, this report says, was this past week’s transport of Iraqi Phosgene poisonous gas aboard a US Air Force KC-767 tanker aircraft from Little Rock Air Force Base enroute to Afghanistan that shortly after takeoff had a ‘critical malfunction’ of its aerial spraying computer directed command and control system over central Arkansas causing the deaths of thousands of red-wing blackbirds.( chemtruth.ning.com )
sam

Cabot, AR

#9557 Aug 22, 2013
Wtf r u people still talking about this!!!!!

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