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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: sionnsar
I'd say "present" and not "future."

That's a good point. I was meaning the future as relative to the past; that is, if you're in 1814, then 1997 is the future. But that's rather garbled.

801 posted on 05/15/2011 4:25:44 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: Tax-chick; sionnsar; Monkey Face; NicknamedBob; ColdOne; Cyber Liberty; fanfan

802 posted on 05/15/2011 4:28:55 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
"I was meaning the future as relative to the past; that is, if you're in 1814, then 1997 is the future."

If I'm in 1814, the notion of what constitutes an "unbirthday" takes on a whole new meaning.

803 posted on 05/15/2011 5:48:50 AM 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

And there’s no flush toilets.


804 posted on 05/15/2011 6:08:04 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

Not “no”, merely few. Toilets with running water existed in Roman Empire times.

Outhouses are underrated, anyway. They were considered valuable during Civil War times, and not just for their relief factor.


805 posted on 05/15/2011 6:15:41 AM 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

*shudder*

In North Korea, there were quotas for city dwellers to deliver their euphemisms to the appropriate bureaucracy for use as fertilizer. Dreadful if one were “irregular,” I’m sure.


806 posted on 05/15/2011 6:17:59 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

For a more pleasant aspect, composting toilets, otherwise known as waterless toilets, are available which work to diminish consumption of water as well as to provide a source of nutrient rich material for growing plants.

As supposed space-travelers, intent on the necessity as well as efficiency of recycling programs and procedures, we would do well to be conversant with such equipment.


807 posted on 05/15/2011 6:32:31 AM 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

Yes, we’ve discussed those devices more than once ... but there is still the problem of my HOA regulations.

We do have a compost barrel now, although I haven’t begun to ferment fertilizer yet.


808 posted on 05/15/2011 6:33:57 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
"there is still the problem of my HOA regulations."

That right there is the primary, or perhaps even only, reason I would suggest that you consider moving, even just a few miles away.

Get enough acreage, and when the kids fly the nest, they can build another nearby.

Because of HOA regulations, you are not allowed to adjust your lifestyle to suit a small planet. That is perverse, (and I know what perverse is, certifiably).

809 posted on 05/15/2011 7:01:34 AM 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: Tax-chick

I went to breakfast and on the way home, stopped at the post orifice, and found...a pair of SOCKS!!!

I love them! And couldn’t wait to put them on!


810 posted on 05/15/2011 9:18:41 AM PDT by Monkey Face (It's bad luck to be superstitious.)
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To: Monkey Face; Tax-chick

Be gentle, ‘Face. They have a lot of miles on them already.


811 posted on 05/15/2011 9:41:46 AM 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: Monkey Face

Happy Birthday Face!!!

Hugs and kisses from Canada! XOXO

I have to go garden and do chores, but I’ll be back later.

*SMOOTCH*


812 posted on 05/15/2011 10:35:09 AM PDT by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: fanfan

Thanks, Sis!

*smooch*


813 posted on 05/15/2011 10:41:49 AM PDT by Monkey Face (It's bad luck to be superstitious.)
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To: NicknamedBob; Tax-chick

I know! They crossed two-thirds of the continent to turn up in my mail box on the right day! LOL!


814 posted on 05/15/2011 10:43:23 AM PDT by Monkey Face (It's bad luck to be superstitious.)
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To: NicknamedBob; Tax-chick; Dead Corpse; Monkey Face

A drought does give me an idea for an end the world scenario.
So does a draught.


815 posted on 05/15/2011 11:14:51 AM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Darksheare
"A drought does give me an idea for an end the world scenario."

I'd want it to incorporate the in-your-face-ness of being caused by efforts to counteract "global warming".

For example, efforts to execute "carbon sequestration" in the deep ocean produced an unexpected and unpredictable result, causing Earth's water to disappear into crustal rock and produce a near-desert planet.

816 posted on 05/15/2011 11:50:31 AM 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; Darksheare; Dead Corpse

All this talk about draughts made me thirsty.
I had to go get slaked.


817 posted on 05/15/2011 12:08:41 PM PDT by Monkey Face (It's bad luck to be superstitious.)
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To: NicknamedBob; Monkey Face

These socks were make for walkin’, and that’s just what they’ll do
One of these days these socks are gonna walk all over you ...

Bill and Tom are supposed to be back to the church at 3:20. DP’s gone to get them, and I put Frank to bed.


818 posted on 05/15/2011 12:22:11 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

Since the socks were smashed when they got here, I don’t expect them to rise up and get on with any mischief.


819 posted on 05/15/2011 12:29:11 PM PDT by Monkey Face (It's bad luck to be superstitious.)
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To: Monkey Face
From a forum that need not be mentioned:
Congratulations to: Monkey Face
For your birthday. And on my behalf as well, Happy Birthday!
820 posted on 05/15/2011 12:50:13 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

Well!

Thank you both! I’ll let you know if there are any returns to be returned. Otherwise, I won’t be returning much except a used birthday candle...


821 posted on 05/15/2011 1:05:04 PM PDT by Monkey Face (It's bad luck to be superstitious.)
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To: Monkey Face

I hope the candle was tasty!

Bill and Tom are home from the Diocesan Youth Conference. Bill went to bed.


822 posted on 05/15/2011 2:52:56 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: NicknamedBob; Monkey Face; Dead Corpse

The great planetary mega draught event.
Or, The Day the oceans resembled a Guinness Stout!”


823 posted on 05/15/2011 3:16:47 PM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Darksheare
"The Day the oceans resembled a Guinness Stout!"

Homer described a "wine-dark sea", which I think sounds somewhat better than "beer-colored".

824 posted on 05/15/2011 3:37:09 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: ThomasThomas

Where is that?


825 posted on 05/15/2011 3:38:49 PM PDT by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: NicknamedBob

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYa1OlWH_Zo
“Rage of Poseidon” by Apocalyptica.
May be useful when describing the oceans being swallowed.


826 posted on 05/15/2011 3:39:04 PM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: NicknamedBob
So true. I often don't even remember what I allowed to irritate me last week.

And what will we do with it?

We will be buried in the sands of time like every other civilization before us. ;-)

827 posted on 05/15/2011 3:42:45 PM PDT by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: sionnsar

I want to hear about both of those meals when you get a chance. What fun!


828 posted on 05/15/2011 3:44:19 PM PDT by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: fanfan
We will be buried in the sands of time like every other civilization before us.

Yup. Unless it all Wraps Up, someday they'll be digging up the remains of my boring suburb, wondering about the use of the raised garden beds - giant cat boxes for giant catz? - and the pergola, and "Golly, those people drank a lot of wine!"

829 posted on 05/15/2011 4:00:51 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: NicknamedBob

Tell those folks I said Hey, NnB, although it’s not my birthday.


830 posted on 05/15/2011 4:01:50 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

Didn’t eat the candle. It was rather tasteless and waxy-feeling. The BD cake that was brought by the Sister Contingent has yet to be tasted.

However, I’ve pledged to find a doll, clothes, a tea set, and a backpack to keep them here for my great neice’s enjoyment while she’s visiting.

When they were getting ready to leave, she saw my new socks and managed to put one of them on me, then the shoe that matches the foot, and said, “Let’s go, Nana! Put your sock on!”


831 posted on 05/15/2011 4:11:59 PM PDT by Monkey Face (It's bad luck to be superstitious.)
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To: fanfan

If you don’t remember what irritated you last week, it wasn’t worth the irritation.

;o]


832 posted on 05/15/2011 4:15:21 PM PDT by Monkey Face (It's bad luck to be superstitious.)
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To: Monkey Face

We used to have a nice tea set, but Anoreth wasn’t a tea-party type girl. Now she is, of course, but it’s the political sort ...

I’ll check The Salvation Army. I need to go by there this week.


833 posted on 05/15/2011 4:17:25 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: Monkey Face

Happy Birthday, ‘Face!


834 posted on 05/15/2011 4:22:44 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; LibreOuMort

Thanks, sion! Welcome home!!
*hugs around*


835 posted on 05/15/2011 4:27:11 PM PDT by Monkey Face (It's bad luck to be superstitious.)
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To: Tax-chick

Thanks, TC! I won’t get to go by the thrift store until a week from tomorrow, on my way back from my ultrasound. I may not have anything to spend there!

I’ll try to save some pennies so I can at least find SOMEthing girly for the little redhead.

(I’m SO in love with that little girl!)
{Is that redundant?}


836 posted on 05/15/2011 4:31:21 PM PDT by Monkey Face (It's bad luck to be superstitious.)
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To: fanfan
I want to hear about both of those meals when you get a chance. What fun!

Don't remember much about either. One was good and tasty (esp the steak), though definitely not American. As I recall there was something wrong with the theme -- Southwest with Plains Indians, or something like that.

The other was set up on an American diner theme, and the menus looked a lot (but not completely) like what you'd see in an American diner. But whatever I ordered was only somewhat recognizable, and taste not to my liking.

837 posted on 05/15/2011 4:31:30 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: Monkey Face
Thanks! It's good to be home.

Things did not go smoothly, or maybe I should say perfectly, but I got here. Now begins the fun task of getting back on home time; I stay in this time zone until June 1st.

838 posted on 05/15/2011 4:35:50 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

If you ever get the chance to to taste sage hen on an authentic Native American menu, take it. You will not be disappointed. (As long as it’s in North America!)


839 posted on 05/15/2011 4:37:06 PM PDT by Monkey Face (It's bad luck to be superstitious.)
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To: Monkey Face

Maybe a pretty scarf or some princess dress-up items would be in your thrift store. I need a white t-shirt and a red t-shirt, so I’ll be in the racks at TSA, maybe for the half-price sale on Wednesday. Bill will take me if I say I’ll let him drive ...


840 posted on 05/15/2011 4:39:49 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: sionnsar; LibreOuMort

Well, for what it’s worth, those of us here are always wishing for easy travels, smooth security checks, and no lost luggage for you! And always, ALWAYS praying for safe travels and safer returns.


841 posted on 05/15/2011 4:40:45 PM PDT by Monkey Face (It's bad luck to be superstitious.)
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To: Tax-chick
Unless it all Wraps Up

what do you mean?

LOL, don't save the wine bottles.

842 posted on 05/15/2011 4:43:00 PM PDT by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: fanfan

I mean that the end of the world will be Sometime, and it might be before my neighborhood is good archaeological territory.

Actually, we put the wine bottles in the recycle bin, so unless we decide to turn them into yard art - which isn’t a bad idea - the future will not know how much we, personally, drank ;-).


843 posted on 05/15/2011 4:46:34 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

There’s a thought! It’s been so long since I’ve had a little girl to think about pacifying that I’m not really sure how to do it. I’m the gramma of LOTS of boys!

*Vroooom! Vroooom!”


844 posted on 05/15/2011 4:47:03 PM PDT by Monkey Face (It's bad luck to be superstitious.)
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To: Monkey Face

11 years since we had a little girl ;-).

Jake just creepied through the deep savannah grassland and charged a bird, but it flew away. Disappointing.


845 posted on 05/15/2011 4:53:24 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; Tax-chick

I saw a photo where someone made a “Christmas tree” out of Heiniken bottles. Wouldn’t wine bottles work as well?


846 posted on 05/15/2011 4:53:47 PM PDT by Monkey Face (It's bad luck to be superstitious.)
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To: Monkey Face

I can’t see why not. It would just be bigger. A house up the road a couple of miles - I passed it taking Tom to driver’s ed all last week - has a mobile made of wine bottles hanging from a tree.


847 posted on 05/15/2011 4:57:16 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; fanfan; LibreOuMort; Danae; All

When I got my daughter, she was already eight years old. The adoption was final when she was 10.

No female grandchildren. So I’m at a loss....the Little Redhead (2 1/2 years old) loves me, but I have no clue what I’m doing...

HELP!!!!


848 posted on 05/15/2011 4:58:25 PM PDT by Monkey Face (It's bad luck to be superstitious.)
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To: Tax-chick

You could always tell the Curious that you “accept donations for bottles, yes indeed!” That way, they would never know...;o]


849 posted on 05/15/2011 5:02:39 PM PDT by Monkey Face (It's bad luck to be superstitious.)
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To: Monkey Face

Cupcake or cookie with pink icing and sprinkles. Stuffed animal (25 cents at my Salvation Army store, although she probably doesn’t want stingrays or lizards like my kids ;-). Flowers you pick from your landscaping.

Play with her and take her seriously, at the same time. This morning, for example, I found Frank drowning Lego Star Wars clone troopers in Ash’s water bowl. “Die, twoopah. You doid!” “Oh, isn’t that nice, Frank! You’ve saved the Republic, again! Now let’s get out of Ash’s water dish ...”


850 posted on 05/15/2011 5:02:51 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Obama's "Gutsy Decision": Who's gonna tell the fool that he ain't cool?)
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