Hundreds of birds die in western Ky.

Jan 5, 2011 Full story: The Cincinnati Enquirer 81,772

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

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Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#81627 Jan 9, 2013
_-_Nope_-_ wrote:
Very interesting:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicken_eyeglass...
~~ A form of chicken eyeglasses was first patented in 1903 by Andrew Jackson, Jr. of Munich, Tennessee, as an "Eye-protector for chickens". Sometimes the devices merely took the form of blinders, but other versions were actually semi- or fully translucent glasses, often rose-colored. The idea behind the glasses is to keep chickens from attacking and cannibalizing one another. Red-tinted lenses, as opposed to other colors, are said to be effective in stopping the internecine pecking because they make the sight of blood not easily recognized. As summed up in a 1953 article in Indiana's National Road Traveler newspaper, "The deep rose-colored plastic lenses make it impossible for the cannibal [chicken] to see blood on the other chickens, although permitting it to see the grain on the ground." ~~
So now even the internet proves that I really am "Chicken George" hahahaha
Abeliever

Vine Grove, KY

#81628 Jan 9, 2013
Where's Hempburn at? That new puppy must be keeping him busy. lol Anyway, this is for him:

Asteroid Apophis is expected to buzz right past Earth Wednesday night

An asteroid named Apophis will be making a relatively close encounter on Wednesday night, when it's expected to pass within 9 million miles of Earth. That may not sound terribly nearby, but NASA scientists are keeping a watchful eye on the 886-foot-wide astronomical object as it makes its closest approach of the year. Their interest stems in part from a 2004 prediction, later deemed extremely remote, that Apophis was on track to slam into Earth in 2036. NASA remains intrigued and is considering Apophis "as a potential target for both robotic and crewed spacecraft missions." Actually, we're kind of intrigued now, too.[Source]

http://now.msn.com/asteroid-apophis-to-pass-c...
Abeliever

Vine Grove, KY

#81629 Jan 9, 2013
For the BIRDS and Hempburn. haha Those crows just wanted to untie your shoe laces. lol

Crow unties shoe laces, tries stealing pan

http://entertainment.msn.com/videopreview/...

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

The land of harmony and peace

#81630 Jan 9, 2013
Abeliever wrote:
I may never look at chickens the same way, let alone eat them. I will be disecting them for sure to make certain I have no unwanted parts. hahaha
I've had trouble eating chicken for many years now. Actually, ever since I've owned them for pets and egg consumption. They're MUCH more intelligent that people give them credit of being.

Although I'll still eat fried chicken, it's difficult for me when my teeth hit a bone. Gives me the willies inside, much like fingernails on a chalkboard.... Ewwww. I usually just pull it off the bone with my silverware if I'm in public, or use my fingers when I'm at home getting down and dirty with dinner, hehe.

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#81631 Jan 9, 2013
I have to admit that my light bulb is dimmer than it used to be. Did you know that as we get older, our brains shrink? The antidote is lots of reading, paying attention to what goes on in the world, communicating with others, doing crossword puzzles, and anything and everything that exercises your brain. I've seen some pretty shriveled brains on CT scans during my working days.

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

The land of harmony and peace

#81632 Jan 9, 2013
Ancient Wolf wrote:
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So now even the internet proves that I really am "Chicken George" hahahaha
Bwaaahahahahahaaaa! Yep!

(Keep those gems from days gone by, coming).
I love this.
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#81633 Jan 9, 2013
_-_Nope_-_ wrote:
My uncle had a chicken farm in Jamestown Tn. Never knew of him to use these, but his chicken houses pretty big. He wasn't rich and couldn't afford workers, so maybe that's why he never used these glasses? He actually contracted with KFC for the sale of his chickens though.
I'm learning a whole lot of things today about chickens, hehe..
I once visited Sergeant York in Jamestown Tenn, while he was still alive.

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#81634 Jan 9, 2013
Abeliever wrote:
lala, I have been watching the previews on TV for this movie. I want to see it. I love Matt Damon in anything he is in. I ran across this article about the movie and watched the clip on it and a documentary coming out later this month about fracking. Thought you might be interested in reading it since it is about fracking. In the movie trailor Matt says:
"two hours out of any town looks like Kentucky"
..beautiful countryside like we are blessed with, but filmed in Pa.
Environment
Fact Check: Truths and Myths in Matt Damon’s Anti-Fracking Film ‘Promised Land’
Posted on January 9, 2013 at 2:43pm by Liz Klimas
...
American Public Media’s Marketplace also has a fact check of the movie. Here are a couple of the things that it looked into and found:
Fracking and dead cows, really? Yes, it is true. Cows have died according to a Cornell study tallying reports of human and animal ailments near drill sites. Direct exposure to hydraulic fracturing fluid occurred in two cases: in one, a worker shut down a chemical blender during the fracturing process, allowing the release of fracturing fluids into an adjacent cow pasture, killing 17 cows in one hour; the other was a result of a defective valve on a fracturing fluid tank, which caused hundreds of barrels of hydraulic fracturing fluid to leak into a pasture where goats were exposed and suffered from reproductive problems over the following two years.
Do natural gas landmen push this hard? Not that I’ve heard. I spoke to several landmen in the gas industry, who say they’re paid daily rates rather than commission. In other words, they get paid whether the landowner signs a lease or not.
To read the article and view the trailors:
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/fact-check-tr...
crazy about the cows...interesting article and videos.
I've seen the previews of that movies. Fracking, in of itself, is not bad. The problem is that the oil industry does not take sufficient safety precautions for fracking as well as for drilling for oil. For example, the big salt dome collapse causing the problem in Louisiana is likely drilling too close to a salt dome. Problems always happen when money is put before safety and common sense.

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

The land of harmony and peace

#81636 Jan 9, 2013
(Gosh, who turned the lights on all the sudden. My eyes are almost hurting)...

I always loved Jamestown growing up. My, how it's grown though. Just like everywhere else that used to be quiet around here I guess..

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#81638 Jan 9, 2013
movie, not movies (just in case the spelling police are out this evening)

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#81639 Jan 9, 2013
Well, it's time for me to do something productive, but I'll be back later if I can.
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#81640 Jan 9, 2013
_-_Nope_-_ wrote:
(Gosh, who turned the lights on all the sudden. My eyes are almost hurting)...
I always loved Jamestown growing up. My, how it's grown though. Just like everywhere else that used to be quiet around here I guess..
The small farm where Sergeant Alvin York lived was presented to him for his heroics in WW1, the most decorated WW1 veteran even though he was originally a "concientous objector".

I was very young when we visited just before he died, and they had volumes of visitor's sign in logs from over the years.

I believe is was Cary Grant (I might have to Google myself LOL) that played his role in the movie.

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

The land of harmony and peace

#81641 Jan 9, 2013
Just took the pork roast out of the oven. Glad I put extra carrots, onions and taters in that roaster. All this talk about hogs and chickens being what is has been tonight, roflmbo!

Veggies for me. And a glass of tea.
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#81642 Jan 9, 2013
Nope, it was Gary Cooper.
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#81643 Jan 9, 2013
Oglala wrote:
Well, it's time for me to do something productive, but I'll be back later if I can.
You mean learning about chicken parts and glasses is not productive. hehehe
Abeliever

Vine Grove, KY

#81644 Jan 9, 2013
_-_Nope_-_ wrote:
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Unless I'm mistaken, the news said they just recovered the bodies. This is horrid. The Mom is in critical condition. Don't know if I'd want to live after something like that and loosing my whole family...
I hadn't checked back with the news yet. But did find that it was a space heater. I don't think I could live without my children and I only have one. What a sad way to start the new year after the holidays.

4 children, father killed rural Ky. house fire; family was sleeping around space heater

Pike County Coroner Russell Roberts said the bodies of the five victims were found in the home’s living room, where they had been sleeping near an electric space heater.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/corone...
Abeliever

Vine Grove, KY

#81645 Jan 9, 2013
_-_Nope_-_ wrote:
Just took the pork roast out of the oven. Glad I put extra carrots, onions and taters in that roaster. All this talk about hogs and chickens being what is has been tonight, roflmbo!
Veggies for me. And a glass of tea.
ummm, I love pork roast. I fixed one in the oven a few days ago, made perfect gravy from the drippings to go with fresh mashed potatoes, green beans from the garden last summer with bacon dripping, dinner rolls. It was so good. Then I pulled all the meat from the bone and into the crock pot with BBQ sauce until it was melt in your mouth tender for BBQ Pork Sandwiches and homemade french fries. I love to cook and bake. Always have. Mom and Grandma taught the girls when we could see over the stove. haha

Always some southern style sweet tea.
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#81646 Jan 9, 2013
Abeliever wrote:
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I hadn't checked back with the news yet. But did find that it was a space heater. I don't think I could live without my children and I only have one. What a sad way to start the new year after the holidays.
4 children, father killed rural Ky. house fire; family was sleeping around space heater
Pike County Coroner Russell Roberts said the bodies of the five victims were found in the home’s living room, where they had been sleeping near an electric space heater.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/corone...
That is why I keep a dog in the house. He notices everything even when he pretends to be sleeping. He can hear a sound 1/2 mile up the road and needs to investigate. I left the burner on the kitchen range the other day and he told me about it.
Abeliever

Vine Grove, KY

#81647 Jan 9, 2013
Flu epidemic in Boston. Hospitals running out of beds. Take precautions, stay well. I am on my third week..down to the cough and body aches only now.

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

The land of harmony and peace

#81648 Jan 9, 2013
Abeliever wrote:
<quoted text>
I hadn't checked back with the news yet. But did find that it was a space heater. I don't think I could live without my children and I only have one. What a sad way to start the new year after the holidays.
4 children, father killed rural Ky. house fire; family was sleeping around space heater
Pike County Coroner Russell Roberts said the bodies of the five victims were found in the home’s living room, where they had been sleeping near an electric space heater.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/corone...
You know, I thought the same thing. I don't think I could carry on even if I lived through it, AB.

I've suffered a really bad and unexpected tragedy and it was only by the grace of God that I made it through that time in my life without doing myself in. ONLY by the grace of God... Believe it, even my friends were of little help, no matter how hard they tried to pull me out of it.

I don't know how this Mom will carry on either..
If she survives.

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