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Swedish flamingoes massacred in frenzied anteater attack
The Local (Sweden) ^ | April 5, 2011

Posted on 04/07/2011 8:17:49 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement

A flock of ten flamingoes have met a brutal end at a zoo in Eskilstuna in eastern Sweden after a curious anteater broke into their compound and clawed them to death, leaving a further five birds nursing injuries.

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To: Monkey Face

You raised him well...


701 posted on 05/12/2011 6:04:09 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 841 of our national holiday from reality. - OBL Dead? The TSA can go away!)
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To: null and void

:o])


702 posted on 05/12/2011 6:06:09 AM PDT by Monkey Face (It's bad luck to be superstitious.)
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To: Monkey Face

LOL! I have fast-moving little boys with bladder problems. I’m sure there’s a similar rodent ...


703 posted on 05/12/2011 6:36:44 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Obama's "Gutsy Decision": Who's gonna tell the fool that he ain't cool?)
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To: null and void

Frank wants to be a tractor.


704 posted on 05/12/2011 6:37:23 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Obama's "Gutsy Decision": Who's gonna tell the fool that he ain't cool?)
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To: Tax-chick

Ah. That explains his aversion for garbage trucks...


705 posted on 05/12/2011 6:40:48 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 841 of our national holiday from reality. - OBL Dead? The TSA can go away!)
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To: null and void

The trash truck is loud, and its arrival on the street sometimes coincides with my yelling, “Bill!!! Get the trash out already or I’m going to kill you!!! I told you to do it hours ago!!!”


706 posted on 05/12/2011 6:43:03 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Obama's "Gutsy Decision": Who's gonna tell the fool that he ain't cool?)
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To: Tax-chick; sionnsar

Amazing Grace on catpipes.


707 posted on 05/12/2011 11:57:38 AM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Darksheare

I’m sure it sounds amazing.


708 posted on 05/12/2011 12:39:07 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Obama's "Gutsy Decision": Who's gonna tell the fool that he ain't cool?)
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To: Darksheare; Monkey Face; NicknamedBob; fanfan

709 posted on 05/12/2011 12:42:19 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Obama's "Gutsy Decision": Who's gonna tell the fool that he ain't cool?)
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To: Tax-chick

That has to be the UGLIEST “hat” in the History Of The World. Makes me wonder what the Princesses are thinking of, and better yet, what was The Prince thinking of when he allowed her (Beaatrix?) to wear it.

No one could upstage Princess Kathrine. She has the MOST regal bearing of anyone since Princess Diana. She even outshines her Royal Grandmama-in-law.


710 posted on 05/12/2011 1:20:27 PM PDT by Monkey Face (It's bad luck to be superstitious.)
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To: Tax-chick

Although it DOES look good on the idiot (second from left) and on Hitlery.

New version of the Dunce’s Cap???

All in favor?


711 posted on 05/12/2011 1:22:08 PM PDT by Monkey Face (It's bad luck to be superstitious.)
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To: Monkey Face

We were talking about this at my prayer group this morning, and someone said she’d heard that Beatrice and Eugenie dressed like idiots to protest their mother’s not being invited. She’s in the doghouse because she was selling introductions to her ex-husband, Prince Andrew.

I agree, Kate is very beautiful and poised. I think she’s naturally more beautiful than Diana, although that’s a matter of taste, but also she doesn’t have to operate in the 80s fashion milieu! We all agreed her dress was magnificent, but I was in the minority because I didn’t like the cowl-neck dress her sister was wearing. Extra fabric at the front makes it appear she’s trying to hide a lack of bosom.


712 posted on 05/12/2011 1:25:06 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Obama's "Gutsy Decision": Who's gonna tell the fool that he ain't cool?)
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To: Tax-chick; NicknamedBob; sionnsar; Monkey Face; Cyber Liberty; Darksheare; fanfan

Howdy! Snow melting!


713 posted on 05/12/2011 1:51:10 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Tax-chick; NicknamedBob; sionnsar; Monkey Face; Cyber Liberty; Darksheare; fanfan

Howdy! Snow melting!


714 posted on 05/12/2011 1:51:26 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: ColdOne

Howya! 84, humid, slight overcast.

Are you sure the snow is melting? It’s only May 12!


715 posted on 05/12/2011 1:57:01 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Obama's "Gutsy Decision": Who's gonna tell the fool that he ain't cool?)
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To: Monkey Face
All in favor?

Aye!

716 posted on 05/12/2011 1:57:01 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (explosive bolts, ten thousand volts at a million miles an hour)
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To: Dead Corpse; Monkey Face

The weird part is that someone would even manufacture that thingie-bob, let alone that someone would voluntarily wear it, even to say FU.


717 posted on 05/12/2011 1:58:21 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Obama's "Gutsy Decision": Who's gonna tell the fool that he ain't cool?)
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To: Tax-chick; Dead Corpse; Monkey Face; fanfan
"The weird part is that someone would even manufacture that thingie-bob, let alone that someone would voluntarily wear it, even to say FU."

Well, if you don't have an Easter bonnet with lots of frills upon it, how will they know you're the grandest lady in the Easter parade?

718 posted on 05/12/2011 3:05:55 PM PDT by NicknamedBob (I get my exercise. I take my vitamins. I tell pain it can come along, but it'll have to ride in back)
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To: NicknamedBob

Those are more like whorls than frills.


719 posted on 05/12/2011 3:24:47 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Obama's "Gutsy Decision": Who's gonna tell the fool that he ain't cool?)
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To: Anoreth; Tax-chick
I kicked a tropical bird off the ship last night.

The bird is home now, saying "Yeah, but you should see the other guy!"

720 posted on 05/12/2011 3:41:19 PM PDT by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: Monkey Face

Goodness. I hope so.


721 posted on 05/12/2011 3:41:31 PM PDT by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: Anoreth; Tax-chick; NicknamedBob; SoothingDave; Monkey Face
“I don’t think our grill is big enough to cook a flamingo.”

It sounds like an Australianism. “Come on over tonight, and we'll have a flaming go on the barbie!”

I dunno about the barbie, but we have established that the girll on the boatie is big enough to kick the flamingoffdaboat

722 posted on 05/12/2011 4:42:02 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

You better believe it. She could easily throw a giant brother into the Pacific.


723 posted on 05/12/2011 6:50:25 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Obama's "Gutsy Decision": Who's gonna tell the fool that he ain't cool?)
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To: Tax-chick

Not to the cat.
To the cat it sounds like, “Human must lose some skin because of this outrage!”


724 posted on 05/13/2011 2:08:12 AM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Darksheare; ColdOne; Cyber Liberty; Monkey Face; NicknamedBob

725 posted on 05/13/2011 3:42:27 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Obama's "Gutsy Decision": Who's gonna tell the fool that he ain't cool?)
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To: Tax-chick

It’s a Kliban Cat!


726 posted on 05/13/2011 3:45:58 AM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Tax-chick

OOps, forgot the website.
http://www.eatmousies.com/


727 posted on 05/13/2011 3:46:53 AM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Darksheare

I remember them. My mother had a book.


728 posted on 05/13/2011 3:47:33 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Obama's "Gutsy Decision": Who's gonna tell the fool that he ain't cool?)
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To: Darksheare

Oh noes, they’re in full color! Used to just be black, white, and red.


729 posted on 05/13/2011 3:48:49 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Obama's "Gutsy Decision": Who's gonna tell the fool that he ain't cool?)
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To: Tax-chick

I have a coffee mug that I don’t use, it’s “Mouserschmitt”.


730 posted on 05/13/2011 3:48:56 AM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Tax-chick

Yes, he did do some full color images.
Not too many fom what I understand.


731 posted on 05/13/2011 3:49:40 AM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Darksheare

Sigh ... off to driver’s ed with Tom, and then I have to go to Monroe, where Elen left her bathing suit at the pool. She needs it tomorrow for the start of swim team practice.

And another trip to Walmart. I should get a job there.


732 posted on 05/13/2011 3:50:32 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Obama's "Gutsy Decision": Who's gonna tell the fool that he ain't cool?)
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To: Tax-chick

We watched the Lord of the Rings movies. ALL of them. It took all night. Now I hangover.


733 posted on 05/13/2011 10:46:30 AM PDT by Anoreth (Do your damnedest in an ostentatious manner all the time.)
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To: Tax-chick; Darksheare

You mean Chi-Mart ;-)


734 posted on 05/13/2011 11:51:25 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker; Tax-chick

“My fist is gathering Chi because of your prices!”
*Hadouken!*


735 posted on 05/13/2011 12:06:04 PM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Darksheare

LOL!!


736 posted on 05/13/2011 12:07:10 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Anoreth

Hangover the side of the boat?


737 posted on 05/13/2011 12:07:35 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Obama's "Gutsy Decision": Who's gonna tell the fool that he ain't cool?)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Super Wal-Mart Fighter II.


738 posted on 05/13/2011 12:08:45 PM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Tax-chick; Anoreth

Saran wrapped crewmate to the lifeboat armature.


739 posted on 05/13/2011 12:10:24 PM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Darksheare; Anoreth
Saran wrapped crewmate

LOL! If they're on the stormy sub-equatorial Pacific, it wouldn't surprise me.

When I dropped Bill and Tom off at church to leave for the Diocesan Youth Conference, I saw Anoreth's friend Dominic, who was once the other student in the youth group who knew everything, just like her. He's not any taller, but very fit, and he's dating Marissa Reed, who was in one of my 5th grade classes and paid attention.

Andrew Glose and Dominic seem to not like each other. I'm sure there's a story there ...

740 posted on 05/13/2011 1:50:07 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Obama's "Gutsy Decision": Who's gonna tell the fool that he ain't cool?)
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To: fanfan; Monkey Face; LibreOuMort; Tax-chick; tuliptree76; FRiends
My Got! Sion is stuck in Groundhog Day!

Hoo-raw, hoo-ray, I escaped it! I am back in Paris now, but on a stopover from Germany, on my way home to arrive Sunday. Touching down in Seattle soon after Mass ends.

A busy time in Saarbrücken, a city that not even the Germans attending had seen before. It may be in the industrial Ruhr valley, but what I saw was very pleasant with some very old and well-maintained churches and other buildings. Culture, what little I saw, seemed a pleasant mix of German and French; not the same but it reminded me a lot of southern Germany (Bavaria and Schwabia -- I love what I have seen of the latter).

Tonight (it's drawing to midnight) I am in a budget hotel in downtown Paris, close to the Opera. "Budget" in Paris means $150/night -- not quite up to the level of the $40/night Motel 6 in Kingman AZ I visited in January, but it's a very long walk from that Motel 6 to the Eiffel Tower, the Arc d'Triomphe, Notre Dame and everything else in Paris.

Unlike the Motel 6 there's no A/C here, so the windows are open despite street (party) noise -- on a Friday night. But it's not so bad; our hotel in Cairo was worse with the windows closed!

741 posted on 05/13/2011 2:33:35 PM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|http://pure-gas.org|Must be a day for changing taglines)
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To: sionnsar

Nice to hear you’re still in the State of Survival, and best wishes for your flights back to the State of Moss, Mold and Mildew.

Anoreth wonders if anyone in your church would like to buy her truck. (She’d cut the price as a Gesture, I’m sure.) I’ll FReepmail you the details on it later.


742 posted on 05/13/2011 2:37:26 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Obama's "Gutsy Decision": Who's gonna tell the fool that he ain't cool?)
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To: Tax-chick; Darksheare
I’m sure it sounds amazing.

Just getting catpipes into tune is amazing.

743 posted on 05/13/2011 2:48:49 PM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|http://pure-gas.org|Must be a day for changing taglines)
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To: sionnsar

And then your visit to the Emergency Room ... AMAZING!

Sally’s trying to get Ash to go for a walk, but White Cat is out on the sidewalk, griping at Other White Cat, and Ash is skeered.


744 posted on 05/13/2011 2:55:27 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Obama's "Gutsy Decision": Who's gonna tell the fool that he ain't cool?)
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To: Tax-chick

Thanks! Not too worried about the flight, so long as I can get to the airport. Train strike in Paris today cut off airport access (Charles De Gaulle apt) which is why I am in town tonight. Things supposed to run tomorrow, but my first task is to get to CDG and check in at the hotel there. Once that is done I can come back and tour.


745 posted on 05/13/2011 2:56:27 PM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|http://pure-gas.org|Must be a day for changing taglines)
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To: Tax-chick; LibreOuMort; All
And then your visit to the Emergency Room ... AMAZING!

Thanks only to Nurse Grace!

But it's nearly midnight and I am tired. (If only the Parisians were too.) So I'm off until the morning my time. Bye...

746 posted on 05/13/2011 3:00:34 PM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|http://pure-gas.org|Must be a day for changing taglines)
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To: sionnsar

Gotta love those Europeans and their solution to labor problems.


747 posted on 05/13/2011 3:01:00 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Obama's "Gutsy Decision": Who's gonna tell the fool that he ain't cool?)
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To: Tax-chick; sionnsar

Seems the Europeans had answers to queries we didn’t even ask!

When I was there (Germany) and “living on the Economy,” I was welcomed and educated in the ways of Germanic life and traditions. I would love to go back...


748 posted on 05/13/2011 3:30:13 PM PDT by Monkey Face (It's bad luck to be superstitious.)
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To: Monkey Face; Tax-chick; sionnsar
The HTB Corporate Drone Unit One is being re-programed

Please stand by

(Notice they never say WHAT you should stand by?)

:Zap:

"Ouch!"

Programing error detected.

Debug process is now initiated.

Please do not attempt to use this unit until debug is complete.

749 posted on 05/13/2011 3:57:06 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Yesterday I meditated, today I seek balance. That was Zen, this is Tao.)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

What unit? A corporate drone is at the bottom of the AI list. I suspect even the Basilisk has more senority...Correct me if I’m wrong. ;o]


750 posted on 05/13/2011 3:59:31 PM PDT by Monkey Face (It's bad luck to be superstitious.)
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