Hundreds of birds die in western Ky.

Hundreds of birds die in western Ky.

There are 81692 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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“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

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#72610 Oct 17, 2012
Thanks, AB. I usually keep up on meteor activity but this one slipped by me! I love to sit outside and watch for shooting stars with a mug of hot tea or hot chocolate with a fire going in the pit!!

I saw another program about the threat of a power grid attack last night. This is getting too up close and personal in terms of us all being ready.

I started setting empty milk jugs aside last month to store additional non drinkable water in. The full jugs can be left out in the shed. If things DO come to a head, I'd at least like to have enough extra water for us to wash "the important" parts when cold weather sets in. If something should happen at the time it would be much too cold to jump into the river or a pond to bathe yourself. I'm all about as much comfort that can be afforded, as well as surviving.....

If I was a terrorist, that would be the time I'd hit the USA. Right when the weather was at it's worst, when chances of survival would be less likely, and when they would reasonably expect many people from the less temperate climates to freeze to death. Even today with just the ravages of nature, we have people who freeze to death during ice storms, etc.

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

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#72611 Oct 17, 2012
On another note, and at the risk of probably redundantly posting this same story somewhere in this very thread long ago, I just mentally recalled a segment on Lex 18 news during those terrible ice storms a few years back.

A woman was being interviewed and she was saying that everything in her refrigerator had spoiled....

So okay, let's break this down. It was an ICE STORM. We had below freezing temps for days... Perishable FOOD issues? Free ice and snow right outdoors which you could have used to keep your foods from going bad.... Sad scenario when we have people who aren't able to evaluate a situation and adjust during a disaster of any kind..

Is it just ME, or does anyone else see the irony here??

Some will definitely survive and do so as comfortably as they are able it if and when SHTF. Others? Nope. Purely due to a lack of any common sense..
Raven

United States

#72620 Oct 17, 2012
Ancient Wolf wrote:
Peaceful night. This is why I have chosen to go back to my roots in the country and use a wood burning stove with iron pots and skillets to cook on if it should become necessary.
I keep an ample supply of food items that do not require refridgeration and even though Abelievers list included salt, it was not given the priority that I think it deserves. One can never have too much salt. It can be used to process meats and fish and in Ancient times was more valuable than gold. Also, I do not recall seeing rice, pinto beans, or pasta on that list. Maybe they were.
I could do without television I dont watch much anyways. In the old days, we gathered around an old battery operated radio that dad hooked to the car battery on Saturday nights and roll started the old Chevy to go to Church on Sundays. A straight shift vehicle would be good to consider (or a mule LOL).
Sea Salt is better for you so it's the best to stock in your supplies. It is natural and not iodized of course;) Great Posts!
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#72622 Oct 17, 2012
Raven wrote:
<quoted text>Sea Salt is better for you so it's the best to stock in your supplies. It is natural and not iodized of course;) Great Posts!
I agree, old sailing ships used to salt down their seafood catch before there was ice machines and such. I was thinking more in terms of rock salt or ice cream salt.

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

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#72623 Oct 17, 2012
I agree!! Salt AND honey. Both of which are survival staples that shouldn't be overlooked by any means. Honey NEVER spoils, they've even found jugs of it in the ancient pyramids and it's still edible! Amazing, isn't it??

Raw honey can also be used to treat wounds as it prohibits the growth of bacteria.
(Bet'cha most of you didn't know that). Just apply it to a wound and cover with a sterile bandage. The honey promotes healing!!

We need to keep this thread on track like it has been for the past couple of days. This is interesting to so many of us and every single hint we share is a step toward helping each other in turn..

The birds and other wildlife dying may be a sign from 'above', it might purely be due to mans devices, or it might be nature telling us to straighten our tails ends up. But there is no denying that we have other country's who can't stand us and they are on standby to do us in. So whatever the reason, we need to get in gear and stay in gear..

Cold weather is coming and I'm going to stay on my toes for the ones I love.

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

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#72626 Oct 17, 2012
A lot of you might not appreciate this next item on my list of survival items, but a shelf supply of liquor(s) or wine(s) is beneficial too. Not only to barter with, but for "medicating" someone who is in pain when no other forms of adequate pain relief might be found and a simple dose of aspirin just won't do the job. Think "Old West days" when you construct your survival kits.
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#72627 Oct 17, 2012
_-_Nope_-_ wrote:
A lot of you might not appreciate this next item on my list of survival items, but a shelf supply of liquor(s) or wine(s) is beneficial too. Not only to barter with, but for "medicating" someone who is in pain when no other forms of adequate pain relief might be found and a simple dose of aspirin just won't do the job. Think "Old West days" when you construct your survival kits.
When we were small, they made a warm toddy of liquor and sorghum molasses for sore throats.
Saragon

Little Valley, NY

#72639 Oct 17, 2012
_-_Nope_-_ wrote:
A lot of you might not appreciate this next item on my list of survival items, but a shelf supply of liquor(s) or wine(s) is beneficial too. Not only to barter with, but for "medicating" someone who is in pain when no other forms of adequate pain relief might be found and a simple dose of aspirin just won't do the job. Think "Old West days" when you construct your survival kits.
I always keep whiskey on hand for cough syrup and teas.

cough syrup-use half a fifth of whiskey and rock candy (you can make rock candy yourself or buy at the store) let the candy disolve in whiskey for a month, shake every now and then to mix it up.

sassafras tea cold remedy- boil sassafras root, willow, lemon and honey. Add a shot of whiskey just before you drink it and go to bed. It will sweat the cold out of you.

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

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#72642 Oct 17, 2012
Ancient Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>
When we were small, they made a warm toddy of liquor and sorghum molasses for sore throats.
Yes. I remember being given a tablespoon of blackberry wine with honey and lemon juice for a severe cold with sore throat way back then..

And an "oldie but goody" remedy for severe nausea was Karo Syrup, baking soda and water. Put about a 1/4 cup of Karo syrup and about three tablespoons of baking soda in a medium sized mason jar full of water, keeping it chilled if you can. Give the person a tablespoon full at least every 1/2 hour. It eases the nausea in your stomach, helps to restore your blood sugar levels and also helps to rehydrate a person who's been vomiting..

I'm SURE that raw unprocessed honey would be better in place of the Karo syrup, now that I think about it...

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Since: Aug 08

Scottsville

#72650 Oct 17, 2012
More birds eating my seeds. Some I don't recognize. Hmm...
DontCare

Frankfort, KY

#72651 Oct 17, 2012
Celebration time, I didn't see any birds die today.
Hempburn

Whitley City, KY

#72653 Oct 17, 2012
RoamingInsomniac wrote:
More birds eating my seeds. Some I don't recognize. Hmm...
When I first got into birds I bought an audubon book,,while this is the computer age, the book was priceless in identifying the birds and providing good information. Get one. I liked the book so much I wound up getting the entire collection of audubon books,,trees, insects, anphibs, I think there are 20 in the feild guide series.

“Is who I am”

Since: Aug 08

Scottsville

#72655 Oct 17, 2012
Still watching outside. Going to get some rain. My left knee hurts.
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#72658 Oct 17, 2012
I just got back from our local fast food and while there I saw something rather awe inspiring. An old lady dropped her change and a young child without hesitating for a second, bent down and looked up and smiled at the old lady and gave her back her
change.

It did my heart good to see such respect from a child when we see so much lack of it on this thread. As I was leaving, I patted the young child on the shoulder and told her and her mama about how proud and blessed I was to see such an event.

"And a Chikd shall lead them".
Abeliever

Campbellsville, KY

#72659 Oct 17, 2012
Ancient Wolf wrote:
I just got back from our local fast food and while there I saw something rather awe inspiring. An old lady dropped her change and a young child without hesitating for a second, bent down and looked up and smiled at the old lady and gave her back her change.
It did my heart good to see such respect from a child when we see so much lack of it on this thread. As I was leaving, I patted the young child on the shoulder and told her and her mama about how proud and blessed I was to see such an event.
"And a Chikd shall lead them".
Hi Ancient Wolf, I know what you mean about witnessing that. In today's world where respect and decency seems to be lacking it is good to see some parents are still teaching it to their children. I witnessed a couple teenage boys at Kroger's helping a little old lady who's grocery bag had ripped while she was taking it out of the cart to put in her car . They stopped and picked up all her stuff off the parking lot and then proceeded to put all her groceries in. She tried to give them a couple bucks for helping her and they wouldn't take it. When they walked by my car going to their own, I said way to go boys, your mother would be proud. Made me feel good to see it. There are good people in the world, even little children.

I hope you enjoyed the beautiful day, I sure did. Looks like thunderstorms after midnight and tomorrow. Hope it doesn't bring down all the colorful leaves. I am so enjoying our back roads of Kentucky. Beautiful.

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

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#72662 Oct 17, 2012
I actually had a young man walk up to me in the parking lot at the Tractor Supply store in Somerset recently when I was struggling to wrestle three extra large bags of critter food I'd bought into my vehicle..

At first I was on guard,(I'm ashamed to admit that), and I was actually ready to protect myself just in case..(Times being as they are and all). But when his intentions became clear? Well, I was touched. Tried to offer him a couple bucks for the help and he just smiled and said politely said "No thank you, I was happy to help".

There really ARE some good people left out there and it appears they are still raising some fine young people. Maybe all isn't lost after all.. Just maybe....
Abeliever

Campbellsville, KY

#72665 Oct 17, 2012
Hello Hemburn, NOPE, and Saragon. Sorry I missed you. Hope you had a great day.

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

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#72669 Oct 17, 2012
Abeliever wrote:
Hello Hemburn, NOPE, and Saragon. Sorry I missed you. Hope you had a great day.
I'm still here, lol. Waiting for my Wednesday "laugh out loud" sitcoms to come on t.v.

The Middle
The Neighbors (This show is hilarious, btw)
Modern Family
Suburgatory

And THEN..........
"American Horror Story" returns tonight!!
Abeliever

Campbellsville, KY

#72671 Oct 17, 2012
_-_Nope_-_ wrote:
I actually had a young man walk up to me in the parking lot at the Tractor Supply store in Somerset recently when I was struggling to wrestle three extra large bags of critter food I'd bought into my vehicle..
At first I was on guard,(I'm ashamed to admit that), and I was actually ready to protect myself just in case..(Times being as they are and all). But when his intentions became clear? Well, I was touched. Tried to offer him a couple bucks for the help and he just smiled and said politely said "No thank you, I was happy to help".
There really ARE some good people left out there and it appears they are still raising some fine young people. Maybe all isn't lost after all.. Just maybe....
Hi NOPE, Like I said earlier in a post, I believe there are more good people than bad. I knew those boys were going to help her when I got out of my car. Your story reminds me of a tip I heard about our car keys...hit the alarm button to draw attention and then use the key to the eyes if attacked. They even say to keep your keys on your night stand because you could still set your car alarm off if someone broke in and scare them away or draw attention from neighbors or someone passing by.

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

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#72678 Oct 17, 2012
Abeliever wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi NOPE, Like I said earlier in a post, I believe there are more good people than bad. I knew those boys were going to help her when I got out of my car. Your story reminds me of a tip I heard about our car keys...hit the alarm button to draw attention and then use the key to the eyes if attacked. They even say to keep your keys on your night stand because you could still set your car alarm off if someone broke in and scare them away or draw attention from neighbors or someone passing by.
That's a good pointer, but I carry concealed too. I do have an extra key remote by the bed though, even though no one way out here would ever hear it. The battery would be dead on the vehicle before anyone even drove by that could hear it, ROFLMBO!! The only thing I've clicked it for so far was for a skunk or two that were loitering too close by the wheels, hehe. We live way out in the woods on a few secluded acres and there's no traffic out here either. It's heaven.

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