Hundreds of birds die in western Ky.

Jan 5, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Cincinnati Enquirer

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

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OhioJeepGirl

Kermit, WV

#87032 Mar 5, 2013
Israel on alert as locusts hit neighboring Egypt

JERUSALEM (AP)— Israel is on a locust alert as swarms of the destructive bugs descend on neighboring Egypt ahead of the Passover holiday.

Israel's Agriculture Ministry set up an emergency hotline Monday and is asking Israelis to be vigilant in reporting locust sightings to prevent an outbreak.

Locusts have a devastating effect on agriculture by quickly stripping crops.

Swarms of locusts have descended on Egypt, raising fears they could spread to Israel.

The locust alert comes ahead of the Passover festival, which recounts the biblical story of the Jewish exodus from Egypt. According to the Bible, a plague of locusts was one of 10 plagues God imposed on Egyptians for enslaving and abusing ancient Hebrews.

http://news.yahoo.com/israel-alert-locusts-hi...
Abeliever

Vine Grove, KY

#87033 Mar 5, 2013
_-_Nope_-_ wrote:
<quoted text>
(I just snuck back online. Now it's eerily quiet out there, but I'm waiting for all hell to break loose again. That really took me by surprise and now I get to worry about having another tree chopped up.. Guess the snow is on it's way now AB)?
I don't know what could be going on with your comments. What number was your missing post, AB? If I can find the missing number, then I'd be willing to send in feedback for you. But I think, from what you said anyway, that you ran over the time limit thing. I wish I worked for them sometimes. It would be easier to figure out these mysteries.
(Then again, could you only imagine having to make a living from reading all of the nastiness on some of these threads day in and day out? I'd end up in an insane asylum, foaming at the mouth and throwing my own feces at imaginary Topix posters, hehe. Rubber padded cell plus Thorazine drip = Slightly additional charge).
I've never had anything just up and disappear like that without rhyme nor reason. Usually I can figure it out. But this one? Nope....
Anyway, I'm stumped. Unless you took too long to post it, nothing else makes much sense to me.
By the way: Mr Bill Meck, chief meteorologist for Lex18 news, FINALLY just addressed this wind and storm situation.. Said it was headed my way. ROFLMBO!!
(Bubba, it's already been here, done that and GONE. Geez. Anyone have a spare Valium or two for your Topix buddy Nope? My nerves are shot now. One tree down, limbs everywhere, dogs in distress because storms scare them. Chickens, soaking wet and cackling at the door. Oh, did I forget to mention they don't like bad storms either)????
Yep, you got it Nope, snow is on it's way. Big flakes, steady coming down, then back to the wind howling, and later more snow with accumulation for most of Kentucky. Hang in there. I hate storms too. Especially if I am by myself.

It was the first post this morning right after Betty:

Abeliever
Elizabethtown, KY
#86959
10 hrs ago

Good morning bird threaders. After writing a note to each of you it apparently shot to cyber space and I am not playing games with topix this morning. Maybe after second cup of coffee. Topix can suck so bad sometimes. I am not writing all of that over again. So have a good morning, I will check in later. Birds are calling, so I will go feed them before the rain comes.

I may have answered the phone and took too long to post it. It was weird. I had 3 numbers in the box. It was just like back when we were replying to Una/Imposter and they were removing them at the same time. Remember the big gaps before we all buried the "mean" hatchet? haha That has to be it.

Looks like the storm tracker says under a winter advisory until 1pm tomorrow. Slick spots after midnight. I hope all our trucker friends are safe out there. Glad I am not stuck in an airport in Chicago. lol

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

The land of harmony and peace

#87035 Mar 5, 2013
I didn't hear the practice warnings here. But I never would. I'm too far out for any kind of warnings to reach.

Two years ago a real tornado was headed my way. The red letters going across bottom of the t.v. screen suddenly said my town was right in it's path and to seek immediate shelter, blah blah blah. Then suddenly POOF! Off goes my electric.

Just as I'm reading that a tornado is headed at me, the lights go out. God help me, LOL, but if I didn't almost poop clear down into my socks. Then a gigantic Ash tree fell as I was looking out at it from the doorway...

I seem to spend two seasons a year here having downed trees taken care of. Spring and Fall both, and always from storms. Sometimes they fall where they have to be dealt with, sometimes I can leave them lay because they're at the wood line already.

The only thing we have out this way is that reverse 911 thingie. Sometimes it calls ahead, but usually it doesn't reach in time. The storm is already gone and then I'll get a weather related call to let me know it's going to storm, ROFLMBO.

Quite a contrast from where I moved here from.... But it's okay. I still love Kentucky!!
Abeliever

Vine Grove, KY

#87036 Mar 5, 2013
"Nope" we got a reversed 911 alert yesterday telling us the drill was going on and the sirens would be tested for this morning. I have a firefighter in the family so we get pretty good updated news we pass throughout the family long before that alert call comes from EMS reversed 911. That is another reason I keep the landline. Mostly because when we got the ice, cell phones didn't work, but the landline did. Plus it filters those who ignore the do not call lists.

Wind has died back down for now. Temp is dropping.

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

The land of harmony and peace

#87037 Mar 5, 2013
Abeliever wrote:
"Nope" we got a reversed 911 alert yesterday telling us the drill was going on and the sirens would be tested for this morning. I have a firefighter in the family so we get pretty good updated news we pass throughout the family long before that alert call comes from EMS reversed 911. That is another reason I keep the landline. Mostly because when we got the ice, cell phones didn't work, but the landline did. Plus it filters those who ignore the do not call lists.
Wind has died back down for now. Temp is dropping.
LOL! I didn't even get THAT call, hehe. Not the I'm surprised. But it's okay. As long as I can stand on my own two feet, I'll be fine no matter what comes. All of us in this bird thread would be, I venture to say. We're good that way.

I believe we all know by now that "it's" coming... We're just not sure exactly what "it's" going to be, or when "it" will come. But I can tell that we're all going to be as fine as we can be during that time. We've shared survival tips, told each other the stories of the old days and how our elders got by day to day, etc. I hope that somewhere along the way, someone else has picked up a few things to help themselves when "it" happens.

I think if anyone is able to make "it", we will. Too bad that our thread probably won't be accessible once S really does HTF...
Abeliever

Vine Grove, KY

#87038 Mar 5, 2013
_-_Nope_-_ wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL! I didn't even get THAT call, hehe. Not the I'm surprised. But it's okay. As long as I can stand on my own two feet, I'll be fine no matter what comes. All of us in this bird thread would be, I venture to say. We're good that way.
I believe we all know by now that "it's" coming... We're just not sure exactly what "it's" going to be, or when "it" will come. But I can tell that we're all going to be as fine as we can be during that time. We've shared survival tips, told each other the stories of the old days and how our elders got by day to day, etc. I hope that somewhere along the way, someone else has picked up a few things to help themselves when "it" happens.
I think if anyone is able to make "it", we will. Too bad that our thread probably won't be accessible once S really does HTF...
I agree. With this thread even those who have called us "nuts" in a tree will go hmmmmmmmm what did those bird nuts say about survival kits? Where were those earthquakes suppose to be? Which direction do I go to save my family? Among other things. I think the Madrid Fault blowing is going to be our SHTF, with the FEMA National Earthquake Drill May 2011, FEMA Camps, FEMA body bags, FEMA food rations ordered etc...that was posted earlier on makes me believe earthquake or EMP attack. Pure panic either way. Guess it really is up to our Maker. I keep the faith despite all the hate and turmoil in HIS world.
Misty eyed

Louisa, KY

#87039 Mar 5, 2013
Abeliever wrote:
That rain and wind is just what we had a couple hours ago and then it changed to the white stuff. Big flakes, it is all over the car and grass, but melting when it hits the sidewalk, driveway or road. At least for now.
OJG, I also have Window 7 home premium. My McAfee total protection is about to expire. Anything better out there?
Nope, when I addressed everyone with that long post instead of replying to everyone, I was putting the numbers in the box and it just sort of refreshed and it was gone like when we use to hit reply to comments that topix was zapping and as you were posting I guess topix was zapping and took all replies with it. That is exactly how it went. Weird.
Hope everyone has a great evening.
Yes, AB ESET or NOD32 is excellent security wear. I caught a virus on Bing's front page with McaFee. It's a German company if I recall correctly that will be able to put you on their grid. You will have to pay about $60 per year. I highly recommend this company. Just research them though. It might not be to your liking;)

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

The land of harmony and peace

#87040 Mar 5, 2013
Abeliever wrote:
<quoted text>I think the Madrid Fault blowing is going to be our SHTF, with the FEMA National Earthquake Drill May 2011, FEMA Camps, FEMA body bags, FEMA food rations ordered etc...that was posted earlier on makes me believe earthquake or EMP attack. Pure panic either way. Guess it really is up to our Maker. I keep the faith despite all the hate and turmoil in HIS world.
I tend to agree. Remember the links that we found that had honest to goodness CONTRACTS for bids? FEMA was wanting cotton sheets, they HAD to be cotton, bottled water, etc? WalMart actually won a few of those governmental contracted bids, particularly for the bottled water, if I remember correctly.

I think if a natural disaster strikes and I survive the initial onslaught, it's going to be my fellow human beings that I'll be in more danger from than anything else nature could throw at me.

Isn't that a sobering thought? Having to fear your own fellow human beings in order to survive?? They'll try to rob and pillage anything they can, those who aren't prepared will..

I sometimes just want God to hurry up and come back for us all. Really, I do. I hope my critters can go too. I certainly fear that I'd hesitate to jump on that proverbial cloud headed toward the heavens if they can't go with me....

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

The land of harmony and peace

#87041 Mar 5, 2013
Hey, I just remembered another thing:

FEMA was also trying to contract for "UNDERWATER RECOVERY" BODY BAGS. I'd forgotten that until just now.

Where, oh where, are those stories about all of this that we all posted on here so long ago now.... I wonder how far back they are and if I could ever find them now. I think I'll YouTube it and see if I can find these things again for some of the newbies here..
Abeliever

Vine Grove, KY

#87042 Mar 5, 2013
_-_Nope_-_ wrote:
<quoted text>
I tend to agree. Remember the links that we found that had honest to goodness CONTRACTS for bids? FEMA was wanting cotton sheets, they HAD to be cotton, bottled water, etc? WalMart actually won a few of those governmental contracted bids, particularly for the bottled water, if I remember correctly.
I think if a natural disaster strikes and I survive the initial onslaught, it's going to be my fellow human beings that I'll be in more danger from than anything else nature could throw at me.
Isn't that a sobering thought? Having to fear your own fellow human beings in order to survive?? They'll try to rob and pillage anything they can, those who aren't prepared will..
I sometimes just want God to hurry up and come back for us all. Really, I do. I hope my critters can go too. I certainly fear that I'd hesitate to jump on that proverbial cloud headed toward the heavens if they can't go with me....
I agree, they will try to take from their neighbors when they get hit unprepared. Guess that is why most Americans have at least one if not many guns in the home. I agree with you on wishing sometimes He would return for us before it all does hit the fan. I know He has the plan though. What will be will be.

Yes, critters go too!:)
Abeliever

Vine Grove, KY

#87043 Mar 5, 2013
_-_Nope_-_ wrote:
Hey, I just remembered another thing:
FEMA was also trying to contract for "UNDERWATER RECOVERY" BODY BAGS. I'd forgotten that until just now.
Where, oh where, are those stories about all of this that we all posted on here so long ago now.... I wonder how far back they are and if I could ever find them now. I think I'll YouTube it and see if I can find these things again for some of the newbies here..
Actually they are all on the FEMA website. You can read the contracts etc...I would guess the info posted here was 6 months into the thread. I am just guessing and I posted a bunch of it. You can type it in youtube and produce most of it gathered together in one place. I remember all of it. There was even a FEMA camp/supplies or something around the Bluegrass Depot wasn't there. I can barely remember all of it. I might have some it in the SHTF file. lol

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

The land of harmony and peace

#87044 Mar 5, 2013
AB, I know it was a long time ago, back when we all were even putting our prepping lists on here and our supply items. I learned of a couple of new items that I decided that I wanted and additionally did add, but for the most part I was pretty much good to go already.

I'm still up to it, rotating and restocking those dried foods as I can. Critter food has been my first priority here of late for some reason. I make sure they each have at minimum three 20 pound bags of food each set back. That includes the cat food, but the bags I hoard aren't as large for him as they are for the dogs. You just have to keep it rotated, is all.

Matter of fact, I need to check the expiration dates on my water purification tabs. I think they're getting close to done..

I recently learned that some of these water purification tablets aren't healthy for your critters and could actually kill them, so beware people.. I have an article somewhere in my files on it and if I can find it I'll post...
Ancient Wolf

Nicholasville, KY

#87045 Mar 5, 2013
I was in Kroger getting a few things and 'that's the night that the lights went out in Georgia" or Kroger or twice since I got home. Slush on the highway is leaving fast. Little creek is "rolling on the river".

Trailers for sale or rent (not)
rooms to let 50 cents
NO PHONE, no food or pets (last 2 lie)
aint got no cigarettes (that's good)
smoke old stogies I have found (not)
short but not too big around (who cares)

I'M A MAN OF MEANS BY NO MEANS
KING OF THE ROAD hahahaha

I have to be KING.. no one else lives here. LOL
Ancient Wolf

Nicholasville, KY

#87046 Mar 5, 2013
flashlight close by, Battery lantern by the door, kerosene lamp filled and has a new wick, wood burner is cranking and plenty of split oak on the brick work entrance area. Kroger had milk and bread.

If the CREATOR sees fit for me to not blow away (as HE has done before in 2 hurricanes and 1 tornado), I will be fine so I about as well go rest my eyeballs. Good Night folks, PEACE to all and be safe.
Misty eyed

Louisa, KY

#87047 Mar 5, 2013
The first therapy dog was a little terrier named Smoky. She served during WW II. She weighed a mere 4 lbs. Wikipedia. I read the article about her heroism. Just sweet:)
Abeliever

Vine Grove, KY

#87049 Mar 5, 2013
Ole man Winter is fighting with the March Winds and we are suppose to SPRING forward on Sunday for DST. lol

Snowing like crazy, temps falling, starting to accumulate on the driveway, sidewalk and road.

Hope everyone is warm and cozy and in dreamland.:)
Abeliever

Vine Grove, KY

#87050 Mar 5, 2013
For lala:

18 images of sinkholes that left deep impressions around the globe

When late Florida resident Jeffrey Bush was swallowed deep into the maw of a sinkhole that opened up beneath his bedroom recently, it brought to light the spontaneous horror that Mother Nature is capable of. The holes, caused by chemically dissolving rock, can range in size from roughly 3 feet to a monstrous 2,000 feet, and can form quite suddenly, as exemplified by the tragedy in Florida. Check out these 18 images from around the planet — sinkholes aren’t particular — that’ll make you think twice about where you step.

http://now.msn.com/giant-sinkholes-around-the...

Couldn't find an update on the one in Louisiana.
Abeliever

Vine Grove, KY

#87051 Mar 5, 2013
For Hempburn, mark your calendar and get out the telescope:

Comet Pan-STARRS to dazzle the world this weekend
If you've been hoping for a "Night of the Comet" (Netflix it!) moment, our best chance might be coming tonight, when the impressively named comet C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS) makes its closest approach to Earth. While we don't necessarily expect the comet to coat the planet in red dust and turn everyone except a lucky few into comet-induced zombies, Comet Pan-STARRS — named for the Hawaii observatory that discovered it in 2011 — will offer a pretty spectacular viewing opportunity, best appreciated at its perihelion (its closest approach to the sun) on Sunday.[Source]

http://now.msn.com/pan-starrs-comet-will-be-v...
Abeliever

Vine Grove, KY

#87052 Mar 5, 2013
For Ancient Wolf, I bet you could whip these up in no time. Sounds good and the picture looked yummy.

PIZZA BALLS

Ingredients:
3 cans Pillsbury Buttermilk Biscuits (10 per can)
56 pepperoni slices
block of Colby cheese
1 beaten egg
Parmesan
Italian seasoning
Garlic powder
1 jar pizza sauce

Preparation
Cut the block of cheese into 28 squares. Flatten a biscuit out and stack pepperoni and cheese on top. Gather up the edges of the biscuit. Line up the rolls in a greased 9x13 in. pan. Brush with beaten egg. Sprinkle with parmesan, Italian seasoning and garlic powder. Bake at 425°F for 18-20 minutes.

**Use the pizza sauce for dipping

I think I would skip the pizza sauce and use garlic butter. Or use both and have two dips. I think I will try them. I usually always have all those ingredients.
Abeliever

Vine Grove, KY

#87053 Mar 5, 2013
Lala, I did find one. It was from last week. I think the last update prior to that was Feb 23rd. Check out the youtube flyover too. Seems like somebody would listen to the concerns of those people displaced from their homes. It is all pretty scary looking to me. The Earth just open up and swallow whatever is there when it does.

3/03/2013 @ 10:15AM |
Toxic Sinkhole Threatens Southeastern Louisiana
A giant sinkhole that sprouted up overnight last summer in Assumption Parish, LA is swallowing trees and belching toxic fumes as it expands across the otherwise sleepy swamp waters of southeastern Louisiana.

The sinkhole, which was reportedly caused by a release of natural gas, has been a debacle for residents. The most recent flyover footage of the sinkhole is available here.

Robert Mann, a professor of communications at Louisiana State University, published a local resident’s impassioned plea to Louisiana’s Governor, Bobby Jindal, to tackle the problem:

WHERE ARE YOU BOBBY JINDAL?????

Need I remind you there is a sinkhole in Bayou Corne/Grand Bayou, which was declared a State of Emergency by your office on August 3rd, where 150 households were forced to evacuate from the area and are living in campers, hotels, rent houses, etc. There are mini earthquakes, methane, benzene and hydrogen sulfide being released into the community. This community has been through hell and back and are still living a nightmare. In my opinion and many others you have completely turned your back on this community, and you have done absolutely nothing helpful to this community. You haven’t even had the decency to come visit the site, do a flyover and meet with residents to show
your support and pledge accountability by all parties, Texas Brine and your agencies alike. Your inaction is very upsetting to many people. It is unacceptable and cannot and will not be tolerated.

We all understand your aspiration to be president, but what you need to remember is that in the meantime you have a state to run and that is your responsibility, and you have people depending on your leadership. Mr. Jindal, I have asked twice on the news, myself and many others have sent countless emails and letters to your office and to no avail. Seems you are too busy. You simply cannot continue to ignore this disaster and turn your back on a community that is pleading for your help and leadership and you must get personally involved. We await your response, Sir.

As do I ...

http://www.forbes.com/sites/williampentland/2...

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