I forgot a piece of the story. Someone told me there was an earthquake yesterday but I seen nothing on the news.Okay...I don't know if this thread has anything to do with birds or not but I seen something yesterday. I live fairly isolated besides a couple neighbors. First there were two large separate flocks of bird went over which rarely happens here. Then I heard a bird in the field beside my home and went to investigate. To my surprise it was two different types of sea birds. I was able to get close to one and got a picture. The others circled and made noise. It was just odd. Someone told me the area must have been an ancient shoreline but I've lived here my whole life and have never seen this before.
MURRAY, Ky. - State wildlife officials say "several hundred" dead birds were found near the Murray State University campus last week.
Join the discussion below, or Read more at The Cincinnati Enquirer.
#89753 May 29, 2013
#89754 May 29, 2013
@Wondering... I suggest you Google "Inland Seagulls". It is not odd at all that seagulls go inland around lakes and ponds and do not just habituate shorelines although they are seen more frequently there.
#89755 May 29, 2013
I do live fairly close to a lake but two species landing in a field was weird.
#89756 May 29, 2013
Earthquake on the Ryukyu Islands,Japan.
#89757 May 29, 2013
lol....topix gives many of us problems..... i run the beta version of mozilla and have a time with all the "unresponsive script" errors i get from the topix ads. but i figured out if i catch it quick enough i can open my start menu and pull up the task manager (or ctrl,alt,dlt) and i just end the firefox process before it crams up the whole computer...... prolly not a good idea but i have no patience for restarting and all that.
hubby is going for a AS in business management right now.(baby steps) my plan is to talk him into s couple extra certifications (real estate maybe or human resources) and a BS eventually. but i figure i will let him get a good way thru the program before i bring it up. we really want to move to Denver (relatives and medical pot for hubby's back and more opportunity for me to use my degree) that's the long term plan.
glad things are coming back into our version of calm (sorry i cant really call that calm lol.)
#89758 May 29, 2013
yep i think if i had to be a vegetarian or subscribed to a religion that did not allow me bacon or pulled pork i would not make it. she makes the best with crock pot roasted pork tenderloin and sweet baby rays....mmmmm good stuff.
i have not been up to radcliff in months, can't say i miss it either. too busy for me. i try to stay out of main e-town as much as i can too. was going to check out hooray for heroes cause we had a blast the year we were living there but when it came down to it....the thought of traffic from both towns...nope just couldn't do it.
hope your staying cool in this heat..... i have turned back into an a.c. baby again.
#89760 May 29, 2013
Hey birdthreaders, how are you? Welcome to SUMMER! I started off early, working the flowers, weeds, bird feeders and rabbit food. I thought early would be good, but by 8:30 it was hot. haha That's where the pool came in handy, although I bout burned my butt (and the rest of me, lol) floating on the water with occasional dunks and swimming until my legs hurt. Loved the exercise, cold water, and beautiful chemspray-free skies. Last night was gorgeous. Shower, lots of lotion, dinner finished, might go back out later and enjoy the sky as the temps go down. Life is good. I hope you all had a great day.
Going back to read up and then post some interesting things. I will post so you can read it and if you want to see the pictures you can click on the site. Or scroll and roll....lol
#89761 May 29, 2013
I feel the same way. I totally believe in ghosts/spirits among us.
“Is who I am”
Since: Aug 08
#89762 May 29, 2013
It's HOT! Woooo!
#89763 May 29, 2013
Sorry about your restless nights. I love that story and totally could see it happen. I do believe as well.:)
#89764 May 29, 2013
I think you are lucky and AW is right about bodies of water attracting different birds. It's a chance to see different ones during different times of the year. They do know where water is.
There were plenty of Earthquakes the last few days. Might be aftershocks of the one in California as well as a few others across the globe. I will post.:)
Magnitude-4.6 Quake in Santa Barbara Channel Jolts Coast
The quake was about 12 miles west of Santa Barbara near Isla Vista
An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.6 Wednesday morning near Isla Vista, just west of Santa Barbara, and two aftershocks rattled the Southern California coast and a few inland areas.
Earthquake Page: Maps, Preparing
The off-shore quake was reported at 7:38 a.m. The location (map) was about three miles west of Isla Vista and 12 miles west of Santa Barbara in the Santa Barbara Channel.
The quake was initially reported with a magnitude of 4.9, but downgraded to magnitude-4.6.
NBC LA Facebook page visitors reported shaking in Oxnard, Granada Hills, Woodland Hills, Canyon Country and Santa Barbara.
"I could hear my entire spiral staircase rattling, and it woke me up," said Jen Marlow, of Oxnard Shores. "It lasted a pretty long time."
Two magnitude-2.6 aftershocks were reported within an hour of the initial shaking.
There were no reports of injuries or significant damage, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department. No tsunami warnings, advisories or watches are in effect
#89765 May 29, 2013
That is great! Management is still a great degree. Many degrees went downhill with the 2008 financial crisis and/or the degree field became flooded. Real estate is going back up and if a person could invest in it pretty quick then there would be easy money to be made as the property value rises. There is always money to made in forclosures and sweat equity.
I remember, or at least I think I do, you talking about wanting to move to Denver. It is funny that even though we currently do not live close that I still feel sad that you would be moving so far away. I hope it is far off still. One day soon we will all meet up.
I just made the switch to Fire Fox in order to use my research program. I still find myself using IE as I hate change of any kind. LOL It should have been easy for me since IE is really about useless.
How are all of your furry babies doing? Are you still enjoying working at the clinic? Is the neighbor doing better now and is he still making the trips to see his sister?
#89767 May 29, 2013
Maine - Never seen on this map
Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, and Utah/Montana (two states hardly ever on there either). Check out the storms in them middle of the country. Then look at it all as a whole on the world map below. Lots of info on this site.
Across the World:
Eastern Cape, South Africa
Croatia, Greece, France, Spain, Puerto Rico, and Canada
These maps also track the storms, tornadoes, floods, wildfires, volcano eruptions, hazards (biological/epidemic), landslides, snow storms etc....
#89768 May 29, 2013
Woman shocked by what she finds tucked into secondhand Bible
Marion Shurtleff's reason for buying the used Bible was simple: She wanted to compare that translation to the one she had at home. But Shurtleff found something completely unexpected tucked between Psalms and Proverbs. The 75-year-old California woman pulled a sheet of paper out of the book, unfolded it and saw her own name, in her own handwriting. Unbelievably, it was an essay she'd written as a 10-year-old Girl Scout when she lived over 2,000 miles away in Covington, Ky. "I call it my OMG story," Shurtleff said. "I started shaking. I cried. I had goose bumps." She is currently looking for the Bible's last owner. "Maybe it was sent to me for a reason," she said.
Love that story. I hope she finds who the last owner was. All things happen for a reason.
#89769 May 29, 2013
Me too! I have to have my bacon, sausage, ham, and pork chops! I did try and do the whole vegi thing back in my 20s. I ended up hungry all the time until I broke down and ate some meat. I have no idea what caused me to think that I could survive without ever eating a good steak, a tender roast, turkey, and all of the other great meats.
#89770 May 29, 2013
Interesting story on the news...
FBI investigated song ‘Louie Louie’ for 2 years
An accusation of obscenity against a rock & roll hit.
It was a citizen’s complaint that first called the FBI’s attention to “Louie Louie,” the rock & roll staple that was a hit for The Kingsmen back in 1963.
In a letter of Feb. 7, 1964, addressed to Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, an outraged parent (name withheld) exclaims,“My daughter brought home a record of ‘Louie Louie’ and I, after reading that the record had been banned from being played on the air because it was obscene, proceeded to try to decipher the jumble of words. The lyrics are so filthy that I can-not enclose them in this letter.”
So began a two-year investigation by the FBI, who to this day is involved in fighting obscenity. According to the FBI case file, The Kingmen’s record was sent to the FBI Laboratory for analysis to “determine its obscene character,” in part by playing the 45 rpm single at the slower speed of 33 1/3 rpm.
Page 14 of the report shares one listener’s determination of filthy lyrics, which is entertaining but can’t be shared on a nice family blog such as ours. However, the FBI apparently failed to contact Kingsmen singer Jack Ely, who committed the lyrics to tape. Neither did they ever reach Richard Berry, who wrote the original song in 1955.
Singing along to “Louie Louie” continues to be a major challenge for any cover band, due in large part to Ely’s slurred performance. The vocalist has explained that he was yelling to be heard over other instruments in the recording session, and also that he was wearing braces at the time, which contributed to his infamously incomprehensible delivery. But when the record was banned by the governor of Indiana on accusations of obscenity, the continued popularity of the song and the band was guaranteed.
The parent’s letter to AG Kennedy rants on:“This land of ours is headed for an extreme state of moral degradation what with this record, the biggest hit movies and the sex and violence exploited on T.V. How can we stamp out this menace????”
Ultimately, the FBI couldn’t determine what the lyrics were, but the agency never charged nor exonerated “Louie Louie” for obscenity. Check the actual song lyrics here, and let us know who really had the dirty mind.
me gotta go.
me gotta go.
A fine little girl, she wait for me;
me catch a ship across the sea.
I sailed the ship all alone;
I never think I’ll make it home
Three nights and days we sailed the sea;
me think of girl constantly.
On the ship, I dream she there;
I smell the rose, in her hair.
Me see Jamaica moon above;
It won’t be long me see me love.
Me take her in my arms and then
I tell her I never leave again.
Tip of the hat to Smithsonian.com for flagging this story.
Louie Louie - The Kingsmen
Imagine what she would think of some of today's lyrics. lol A lot of them pure trash.
#89771 May 29, 2013
Yeah, I do not miss CA at all. Tornados have warnings. I think it was Russia that just had a big quake. The world has had a number of big quakes the last few years.
#89772 May 29, 2013
Worst Case EMP Scenario? Half Of U.S. Dead
The sun has kicked into high gear and produced four so-called X-class solar flares over the past week from a solar spot that is expected to come more into alignment with Earth as the sun’s activity peaks this year and next.
The intense solar storms are expected to last as long as until 2020.
Until now, the sun has remained relatively dormant, but with four X-class eruptions in one week, it is beginning to reach its “solar storm maximum” in this latest 11-year cycle of activity.
Scientists of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Solar Dynamics Observatory say that the latest eruptions are the first X-class flares that the sun has produced in this cycle.
Of the four X-class flares, the first registered at X1.2, scientists said. It was the weakest, but as the week continued, more powerful flares registered at X3.2, which scientists say has been the strongest of the year.
The numbers assigned to the flares correlate to their strength. An X2, for example, is twice as intense as an X1, while an X3 is three times as intense.
The strongest flare recorded during the sun’s 11-year cycle was an X6.9. This occurred on August 9, 2011. The second strongest was an X5.4 on March 7, 2012.
The sun is going through Solar Cycle 24, which began in January 2008. So far during Solar Cycle 24 there have been 19 X-class solar flares, scientists say.
Along with the radiation from the flares, there also is a coronal mass ejection, or CME. During a CME, billions of tons of highly charged particles are ejected to interact with Earth’s magnetic field, causing radio blackouts and the shutdown or destruction of vulnerable electrical grid systems and sensitive electronic components.
The initial X-class flares came from the same active sunspot region, which scientists identify as AR-1748. They say it was away from the Earth, although it is possible that their effects could “just glance the Earth’s magnetic field.” As it was, it caused some radio blackout, scientists said.
While the flares spewing from this sunspot went off into space, the AR-1748 is rotating more in alignment with Earth, scientists say.
Scientists said that an increased number of solar flares are expected as the sun approaches its peak of high activity. The Space Weather Prediction Center said that upcoming solar activity is expected to be moderate, with a 50 percent probability of more X-class flares erupting in the weeks ahead.
Read the other half of the story here: http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/2013/May28/2...
#89773 May 29, 2013
The Colorado River, The High Plains Aquifer And The Entire Western Half Of The U.S. Are Rapidly Drying Up
What is life going to look like as our precious water resources become increasingly strained and the western half of the United States becomes bone dry? Scientists tell us that the 20th century was the wettest century in the western half of the country in 1000 years, and now things appear to be reverting to their normal historical patterns. But we have built teeming cities in the desert such as Phoenix and Las Vegas that support millions of people. Cities all over the Southwest continue to grow even as the Colorado River, Lake Mead and the High Plains Aquifer system run dry. So what are we going to do when there isn't enough water to irrigate our crops or run through our water systems? Already we are seeing some ominous signs that Dust Bowl conditions are starting to return to the region. In the past couple of years we have seen giant dust storms known as "haboobs" roll through Phoenix, and 6 of the 10 worst years for wildfires ever recorded in the United States have all come since the year 2000. In fact, according to the Los Angeles Times, "the average number of fires larger than 1,000 acres in a year has nearly quadrupled in Arizona and Idaho and has doubled in every other Western state" since the 1970s. But scientists are warning that they expect the western United States to become much drier than it is now. What will the western half of the country look like once that happens?
Read the other 2/3rds of the article here:
#89774 May 29, 2013
Banned Lyrics - 1960s
Bob Dylan's lyrics for "Talking John Birch Paranoid Blues" are banned from the Ed Sullivan Show. The lyrics for the Kingsmen hit "Louie, Louie" were temporarily banned for sexual content. The lyrics to the Barry McGuire song "Eve of Destruction" were banned for containing themes of suicidal ideation.
Radio stations across the country banned The Who's hit sing "Pictures of Lily" for masturbation lyrics. Frank Zappa's lyrics in "Money" were altered by MGM Records because of a sexual reference. Radio stations banned The Swinging Medallions' lyrics to "Double Shot (of My Baby's Love" because of sexual references.
In order to appear on the Ed Sullivan Show, the Rolling Stones agree to alter the lyrics to "Let's Spend The Night Together". Radio stations banned Van Morrison's "Brown-Eyed Girl" because of the mention of pre-marital sex and teenage pregnancy. Jim Morrison temporarily agreed to change the lyrics to "Light My Fire" for the Ed Sullivan Show so that the listening public would not hear the words "Girl we couldn't get much higher", but when live and on air, sang those very same words.
Some of my favorites were banned???? WHAT? hahaha
Glad my big sis passed on the Beatles, Elvis, Dylan, Motown and all the sixties music.
Some of my favorites on the banned lists...
The Turtles - Eve Of Destruction
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl (Original Version)
Pictures Of Lily - The Who
Rolling Stones LIVE - "Let's Spend The Night Together"
Light My Fire - The Doors
I love Van Morrison, the Who, Doors, Stones on that list.:)
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