Hundreds of birds die in western Ky.

Hundreds of birds die in western Ky.

There are 81676 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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Elizabethtown, KY

#89850 May 31, 2013
@betty...tell hubby he might just be happy to get a better deal in Kentucky when it goes legal which will probably before you plan on going. You could just grow your own along with your veggies. lol

Pot regulations harshing Colorado's buzz

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed a series of bills on Tuesday to regulate pot, which has been legal since November. The laws are aimed to regulate the use and distribution.

As with alcohol, pot is only available for those over the age of 21 and there are limits for anyone driving under the influence. A driver can have no more than 5 nanograms of THC per milliliter of blood, or the state-order equivalent to .08 B.A.C. with alcohol.

The difference with booze is that state law stipulates how much one might have at a time; a person can buy up to one ounce from a dispensary or grow up to 6 plants. When purchasing the product, the state will put a 15 percent excise tax plus an additional 10 percent sales tax that pile up on the already existing 2.9 percent state tax. Pot cannot be sold at restaurants and even any marijuana-centric magazines, such as High Times, have to be sold behind the counter with the pornos.

The topper to all of this: Federal law -- which still holds pot as totally illegal -- still trumps all.

Kentucky could lead the country in growth and production. Farmers could recoup the loss of the tobacco growing that once thrived. Hubby could cultivate his own brand in the backyard for personal use. lol

Elizabethtown, KY

#89851 May 31, 2013
Seen this and had to think ."oh my, they found the pink pony after floating all that time in the sludge"...but I bet it looks just like ponyboy. lol

Giant, fluorescent pink slugs found at top of Australian mountain

There's something special about the peak of Mount Kaputar, in New South Wales, Australia. At 4,948 feet it's not the tallest mountain around or the most remote, but scientists recently discovered a rare secret world up there, where giant, fluorescent pink slugs are living alongside cannibal snails. The slug, which can grow to be nearly 8 inches, and the snail, which hunts other snails using their slime tracks, exist nowhere else in the world.''It's just one of those magical places, especially when you are up there on a cool, misty morning,'' said park ranger Michael Murphy. "On a good morning, you can walk around and see hundreds of them, but only in that one area."

Elizabethtown, KY

#89852 May 31, 2013

Raptor Resource Project
~ May 29th Videos of Hawkeye at Eaglecrest ~

Hawkeye our Red-Tailed hawk at Eaglecrest is growing so fast, is 37 days old as of the 30th, and is already self-feeding. Mom Stitch still likes to do much of Hawkeye's preening. Here's two great videos from May 29th thanks to MsDebbiB showing self-feeding and Stitch doing the preening. The photo is also from May 29th.

~ RR Mod ~

Elizabethtown, KY

#89853 May 31, 2013
Raptor Resource Project
~ I Found A Baby Bird...Now What?~

You've found a baby bird. Does it need help? What should you do?

The Ustream Decorah Eagle mods made me aware of a flowchart to help answer your baby bird questions. Since we've been watching fledgling birds in our yard for the past week, I thought I would share it.

This particular flowchart was made by WildCare in San Rafael, California, but you can substitute the name of a local rehabilitation organization if you find a bird that needs care. If you don't know of an organization near you, try searching this website. You can look by location, browse a large list, or filter by animal:

By animal:
By zipcode and location:
By state:

Thanks to WildCare for sharing this flowchart! Please pass it on!

Great sites. Save the wildlife if you can.

Elizabethtown, KY

#89854 May 31, 2013
Baby Elephant Joyfully Plays in the Ocean for the Very First Time

When this baby elephant discovered the ocean for the first time, he was overcome with joy! Watch him play in the surf, discovering new treasures and exciting things to do. It's too sweet.:)

Too cute. I hope you all had a great start to the weekend. Where's Nope? AW? Hempburn? Imposter?

Off to dreamland. Enjoy and keep the Midwest in your thoughts and prayers. They are going to need it.

Misty eyed

Louisa, KY

#89855 May 31, 2013
Tornado watch until 4am in Paducah,Ky. Night to all.Stay safe.

“Is who I am”

Since: Aug 08


#89856 Jun 1, 2013
Going to have that bad weather coming in this morning. Hope ya'll stay safe!

Munfordville, KY

#89857 Jun 1, 2013
How old is this thread?
Misty eyed

Louisa, KY

#89858 Jun 1, 2013
Hot,humid day. Somewhat cloudy. Nice though.Partner made it through Oklahoma:)
We should appreciate what we do have in life every day, the small ones as well. I really liked that video of the rescued dog that had severe mange. He looked so happy after after getting cured and finding his new home. I love those positive stories;) Every human and animal deserves to have human kindness . I never understand countries who war continuously. I always believed religion was about love and tolernce; yet, for hundreds of years sects fight over boundaries and their different beliefs. Is it that difficult to reach out their hands and say I love you, my neighbor? Let's compromise.No, I am proud to be born in America: we allow others to think for themselves and give to our fellow man not squish him like a bug because he's so diffferent.
Fine day to all.
tree huggers beware

Indianapolis, IN

#89861 Jun 1, 2013
"...04/13/11, 06:56 PM
Goatress Join Date: Feb 2011 Location: Northern Nevada Posts: 434
Lisa, you don't say where in N. Idaho you are but you must be in a pocket out of the wolf loop or perhaps you are close in to a town and more protected?
People I know in Idaho who I sell pups to, are suffering wolf losses or their neighbors are. We are talking, a pack clearing a 6 ft fence to get into a house yard to take a pet dog by the neck and jump back over the fence with it and it's all done before the owner can even grab their gun, and they watch it happen. I'm talking cows left alive with their entrails eaten out and dead calves at side untouched. Hunting dogs eviscerated. You want the proof go to and let me warn you the photos are extremely graphic. But these ranchers they are the ones contacting me now saying HELP ME....
I live south of you. Big desert, open range country. Guys out here run 100's to 1,000's of head of sheep, big bands, with herders with them, they run packs of dogs, from pups to adults, they run a wagon, the herders live out there with them, like they do in Spain and in Turkey. And the dogs are there 24/7. Very primitive. They can't get by with just one or two dogs. The wolves are here in N. Nevada now, just north of me as crow flies.
I have no crystal ball here I just hear alot and see and read a lot about the increased predation from wolves and I'm telling you, congratulations on no losses and no one running more than one or two dogs up there in your little spot where you are at.
The GOOD NEWS is today folks, Congress passed the law taking the wolves off endangered species list in ID and MT, WHOOPEE....which means they can now shoot the inglorious you know whats if they threaten their stock and/or dogs. Not just have to shoosh them off (and they don't shoosh too well).
I've spent a small fortune importing a lot of dogs over from Turkey and Europe trying to develop breeds and crosses that will help ranchers by being able to stand a better chance against the huge wolves that are coming in now. I love my Pyrs to death, trust me, but these wolves - you need to fight them with something bigger, tougher....that iswhy I got a hold of a Turkish breeder who has a strain of 'mega Kangals',more mastifflike....thesedogs fight in Turkey, some of them are up to 41" TALL...all muscle.....that is why I have Spanish Mastiffs that weigh as much or more as the 200 pd 'mega wolves' coming down from Canada....that iswhy I havetried crossesto 'juice up' a more traditional breed...itisa whole new ugly, terrifying world of losses to rampaging wolf packs out there for some of us Lisa, we don't have the luxury of being casual about fighting off what is coming. I think that's what Pops2 is trying to say.
I have a customer in Canada. Her hopes are pinned on my setting her up with the right kind of dogs, or they will haveto sell out and giveup on their cows and literally move - the wolves last season already took 5 heifers. Rangers confirmed the kills. They can shoot them up there but they are overwhelmed. I am hoping I can provide her with the dogs to at least fight back. They are ready to give up. But she's trying one more time and its by increasing her dog numbers.
Lisa, consider yourself, if not an anomaly,---- lucky for now. Hope it staysfor you.
Cinco Deseos Ranch Livestock Guardian Dogs Winnemucca, NV, USA Spanish Mastiffs - Turkish Kangals - Pyrenean Mastiffs..."

“Is who I am”

Since: Aug 08


#89863 Jun 1, 2013
Rainy day in Kentucky!

“Is who I am”

Since: Aug 08


#89866 Jun 2, 2013
Well, going to be another beautiful day.
For all those who actually read my posts, my dad is doing better, and he is back home. He is nearly 85 years old and has many health issues, but he's lived to see another day. God Bless him. Poor momma has been worried sick, literally. She is better right now too.
In February, they will be married 60 years. Now that's committment.
So true

United States

#89867 Jun 2, 2013
So glad things are better.. Missed chatting with you all so much.. Just so many things going on. Each of you have a wonderful day.. Live each one to the fullest, u never know when it might be your last. Hugs all..

Since: Jan 12

Location hidden

#89868 Jun 2, 2013
RoamingInsomniac wrote:
Well, going to be another beautiful day.
For all those who actually read my posts, my dad is doing better, and he is back home. He is nearly 85 years old and has many health issues, but he's lived to see another day. God Bless him. Poor momma has been worried sick, literally. She is better right now too.
In February, they will be married 60 years. Now that's committment.
Glad to hear your dad is doing better. Hope he as a full recovery.
Misty eyed

Louisa, KY

#89871 Jun 2, 2013
RoamingInsomniac wrote:
Well, going to be another beautiful day.
For all those who actually read my posts, my dad is doing better, and he is back home. He is nearly 85 years old and has many health issues, but he's lived to see another day. God Bless him. Poor momma has been worried sick, literally. She is better right now too.
In February, they will be married 60 years. Now that's committment.
I am glad he's doing better:) You are perfectly right about the committment; 60 years is a long time to share a life together, but a world without that kind of love is a cold one. Those relationships I tend to believe are unique. I wish them as much time together as possible and the same for you,Roaming. They raised a very nice, and kind hearted person. You have a nice day.
We had torrential rains last night. Fortunately, just rain.
My thoughts are with the Midwest victims may their recovery be swift. It's been rough.My Blessings go to All needing them.

“Is who I am”

Since: Aug 08


#89873 Jun 2, 2013
Thanks SO much for your thoughts guys! I appreciate it!
So true

United States

#89876 Jun 2, 2013
Nite all

Louisville, KY

#89878 Jun 3, 2013

Since: Jul 12

Houston, TX

#89881 Jun 3, 2013
A hardworking female executive dies and meets St. Peter at the pearly gates and he says, "You've shown an outstanding aptitude for making business decisions. Choose whether you will go to heaven or to hell."

"I don't know!" she flounders.

"Tell you what," St. Peter says, "You can have 24 hours in heaven and 24 hours in hell. Then you have to decide where to spend eternity."

"Okay then," she says. "I'll start with heaven since I'm here already."

She goes in the pearly gates and makes some acquaintances. They have a nice walk among beautiful gardens. They have a nice quiet lunch. They have a nice stroll along a pristine, white, sandy beach looking out on brilliant blue ocean. At the end of the day, she is shown to a nice room, and has a quiet meal on the balcony, looking out over the setting sun and the ocean. She marvels at the scenic beauty of heaven.

The next morning, St. Peter takes her to the fiery gates of hell and hands her off to Satan. Satan takes her to a power breakfast given in her honor. Then she is escorted to a tennis club, where she is greeted by her old boss, some co-workers, and previous business acquaintances. She plays a few sets of tennis and catches up on the gossip. At lunchtime her old boss takes her to a gourmet restaurant and she has an excellent meal with vintage wine. After lunch he takes her to an exclusive golf course and they play 18 holes of golf. She runs into other business acquaintances and catches up on news and gossip. After golf, he drops her at a spa where she is pampered and spoiled by beauty and body treatments. When she is finished at the spa, an acquaintance takes her shopping at designer stores. She picks out a fabulous evening gown, and Satan himself takes her to a huge party with drinking, dancing, gourmet food, and famous people. At the end of the evening, a stretch limo drops her off at a five-star hotel. As she soaks in the Jacuzzi tub, and sips the complimentary champagne, she ponders eternity.

The next morning, she meets St. Peter at the pearly gates.

"Well, have you made your decision?" He asks.

"I've decided on hell," she announces.

"So be it." St Peter waves goodbye and she reappears before the fiery gates of hell.

Once inside she is teamed up with her old boss again, only this time everyone is wearing rags. They are filthy, diseased, malnourished, and living in a barren desert. They have to scrounge for food, water, clothing, and even shade.

"What happened?!" She exclaimed.

"Well," said her boss, "Yesterday you were a recruit. Today you're staff!"

Prestonsburg, KY

#89883 Jun 3, 2013
Good afternoon feathered friends.

A touching story to share that proves something good can come out of anything bad.

The neighbor who was crushed by his truck the other day ended up brain dead, but he had been going to church with a man who really needed a heart. A little note he had tucked away stated that if anything ever happened to him to please give that man his heart.=) He was a great man in life and in death. His wife also gave away the truck to another church member who needed it.

I found the whole thing pretty touching and thought I would share.

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