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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: Tax-chick

W00t!


901 posted on 05/16/2011 6:20:54 AM PDT by Monkey Face (It's bad luck to be superstitious.)
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To: Monkey Face

Yep.

I planted more bean seeds this morning, in various locations where maybe Shannon won’t dig them all up. Twerpy cat.


902 posted on 05/16/2011 6:51:14 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

Sprinkle some tobacco from a cigarette where you plant things you don’t want returned from the dead. Cats don’t like tobacco. Or mint.


903 posted on 05/16/2011 7:02:01 AM PDT by Monkey Face (It's bad luck to be superstitious.)
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To: Monkey Face

Our late Agnes loved tobacco. Back when we occasionally had people smoke in the apartment, she would sneak the butts from the ashtray, or even cigarettes out of the pack, and hide them under the sofa.

And she was a calico, just like Shannon, so it seems like that could be bad luck! I hope I’ve outflanked her by planting the seeds in various places that she wasn’t already digging up, so maybe she won’t notice, especially if it rains like the forecast says. Tom is out doing the lawn finally. He had a hard time getting up today.


904 posted on 05/16/2011 7:05:07 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

Agnes was different!
I had a hard time waking up, as well. It got cold last night, (54 when I woke up) but I was all snuggly in my flannel sheets and heated mattress pad.
The sky was overcast when I woke up, also, which means the light didn’t bother me. *sigh*

My niece gave me a Slumber Party Sweet Dreams bag yesterday, with a sleep mask, a gel eye mask, some body lotion and some pillow spray...lavender and valerian. Smells GOOD!


905 posted on 05/16/2011 7:13:45 AM PDT by Monkey Face (It's bad luck to be superstitious.)
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To: Monkey Face

That was a very thoughtful gift. I’m glad you have family there being nice to you!


906 posted on 05/16/2011 7:20:48 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
OK so you guys have found a dead thread with the oddest title. Bravo!!!
907 posted on 05/16/2011 7:31:03 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Ladies and Gentlemen the _resident of the untied States!!)
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To: mad_as_he$$; sionnsar

Sionnsar selected it. I think it’s perfect: I laugh every time I see “frenzied anteater attack” at the top of the page. It’s like an antidepressant!


908 posted on 05/16/2011 7:32:47 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

Even more thoughtful because it was so unexpected.
I was happy just having them here, so I could get fluffies from Mady.


909 posted on 05/16/2011 7:34:48 AM PDT by Monkey Face (It's bad luck to be superstitious.)
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To: Monkey Face

*embarrassed*
I haven’t written the whole thing yet, but part of it was that he battled a stale tuna melt.


910 posted on 05/16/2011 9:46:29 AM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Monkey Face; Tax-chick; Darksheare; LibreOuMort; Danae

Are you asking how to keep little girls busy?

Have a tea party, draw pictures, read a book, do their hair, or let them do yours, play with dolls, etc.


911 posted on 05/16/2011 10:46:26 AM PDT by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: fanfan

See, I haven’t had any little ones around me for longer than I care to admit, so I have absolutely NOTHING here to occupy a little girl. I would have to buy most of the entertainment, probably from a thrift store. Not as easy to get to, now that I’m walking.

*sigh*

But thanks for the input. I appreciate all the help I can get.


912 posted on 05/16/2011 11:36:26 AM PDT by Monkey Face (It's bad luck to be superstitious.)
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To: Monkey Face

Got a deck of cards? Make a house.

Paper machet.....flour, water, and newspaper over a can or a toilet paper roll?
Paint it with food colouring, or nail polish?

Pot and pans? Pretend cooking?


913 posted on 05/16/2011 11:51:18 AM PDT by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: fanfan; Monkey Face

Rousing tales of adventure!
[I asked my sis to help expand the adventures of Ingbar Blurgerwhelp of Graknia as Graknia is her creation. She smirked and chuckled at me.]


914 posted on 05/16/2011 12:42:52 PM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Darksheare

It’s fun being a little girl.


915 posted on 05/16/2011 1:15:57 PM PDT by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: Tax-chick; sionnsar; Monkey Face; NicknamedBob; Darksheare; Cyber Liberty; fanfan

Howdy, snow is almost gone!!!!


916 posted on 05/16/2011 5:45:14 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Monkey Face
a gel eye mask

One of the nice things about the trip now over is that I got two more Air France eyemasks (free). Other airlines give out ones with plastic -- they don't breathe but trap perspiration, making me uncomfortable. The AF eyemasks are fabric and breathe. Much superior, and now I have three.

Gel?

917 posted on 05/16/2011 6:29:07 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
I think it’s perfect: I laugh every time I see “frenzied anteater attack” at the top of the page. It’s like an antidepressant!

LOL, you're welcome.

918 posted on 05/16/2011 6:30:16 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: ColdOne
Hooray! The flowers that were out in March the year I moved here have finally come out just in the past week. We're finally getting into spring.
919 posted on 05/16/2011 6:33:45 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: NicknamedBob; Tax-chick; Darksheare; Dead Corpse; Monkey Face

There are 735 prerequisites for The End; several of them repeated more than once. As of 00:00:00Z 20110512, only 596 of them had already come to pass.

We’re looking good for awhile, although the sidebar notation about exponential escalation in frequency should not be ignored.


920 posted on 05/16/2011 6:42:29 PM PDT by HKMk23 (A free man unarmed is just a slave on borrowed time.)
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To: Monkey Face; Tax-chick

My daughter gets crayons, finds me, and demands “happy.”

This directive means that I must draw a happy face in the selected color, and is typically repeated about a dozen times, with varying responses if — instead of “happy” — I perhaps draw “bunny” or “kitty.”


921 posted on 05/16/2011 7:07:01 PM PDT by HKMk23 (A free man unarmed is just a slave on borrowed time.)
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To: HKMk23

Is there a reason why the escalation should be exponential?


922 posted on 05/16/2011 7:24:43 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

“Exponentiate” as a figure of speech — yes. “Exponentiate” exactly mathematically — probably not.

The given analogy is “birth pangs” the occurrence of which increase in frequency as “the moment” approaches. So, take it in that way.


923 posted on 05/16/2011 7:35:02 PM PDT by HKMk23 (A free man unarmed is just a slave on borrowed time.)
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To: HKMk23

Gotcha.


924 posted on 05/16/2011 7:41:20 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: HKMk23

Awww. She’s a little older than Francisco, right? Getting on 2-1/2? Has she asked you to run away to Anguilla with her?


925 posted on 05/16/2011 7:59:38 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: ColdOne

Do you expect more snow, or is it spring for real?

Tom cut poles in the bamboo forest at church for me this evening, so I can stake my pole beans wherever they come up. CATZ!


926 posted on 05/16/2011 8:11:27 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
Do you expect more snow, or is it spring for real? Spring for real in a week or two!
927 posted on 05/16/2011 8:14:55 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: HKMk23; sionnsar
"There are 735 prerequisites for The End ..."

Actually, there's only one, but I'm fairly healthy at the moment.

928 posted on 05/16/2011 8:52:28 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: Tax-chick

Eliana’s not quite 2-1/2 yet. Still another couple of months to that milestone.

Some folks get home from the office and need a drink to unwind; I scoop a big two-arms-full hug of Eliana, take a deep, cleansing breath, let it all out, and I’m a new man.

I’m tellin’ ya; those little toddler hugs are about like bein’ born again; you get revelation from God out of ‘em.


929 posted on 05/17/2011 1:40:26 AM PDT by HKMk23 (A free man unarmed is just a slave on borrowed time.)
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To: HKMk23; Monkey Face; ColdOne; Cyber Liberty; NicknamedBob

930 posted on 05/17/2011 4:38:25 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 exuding jump start sparky stuff this morning.

But then, coffee is still in the esophagus.


931 posted on 05/17/2011 4:56:04 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: sionnsar

Gel eye mask: you stick it in the fridge for for an hour, then put it on your eyes when they are tired and/or swollen.

The one in the kit is also silk, so it breathes.

BA gave us silk sleep masks, terry tube socks, and a small toothbrush with a tiny little tube of toothpaste. I liked it.


932 posted on 05/17/2011 4:57:26 AM PDT by Monkey Face (It's bad luck to be superstitious.)
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To: NicknamedBob

Don’t dribble coffee on the keyboard!

I’ve had two cups, but my nose still feels like a shoe and my eyes are drooping. Is it naptime yet?


933 posted on 05/17/2011 5:10:54 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
"Is it naptime yet?"

No rest for the responsible. If you wanted frequent rests, you should have become a musician.

934 posted on 05/17/2011 5:21:42 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
If you wanted frequent rests, you should have become a musician.

That explains Bill.

935 posted on 05/17/2011 5:50:44 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: NicknamedBob; Monkey Face; Darksheare

Ash just ate Jake’s catnip ball.


936 posted on 05/17/2011 8:09:56 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

That’s gonna be fun.... Don’t worry. It’ll come out all right.


937 posted on 05/17/2011 8:24:10 AM PDT by Monkey Face (It's bad luck to be superstitious.)
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To: Monkey Face

She’s lying on the hall floor with an expression like she might throw up.


938 posted on 05/17/2011 8:34:39 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

Wasn’t as good as Jake said it would be, huh.


939 posted on 05/17/2011 9:10:56 AM PDT by Anoreth (Do your damnedest in an ostentatious manner all the time.)
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To: Anoreth

Nope. Jake had been lying on the rocking chair upstairs, hugging the catnip ball and purring, but then Sally brought it downstairs and Ash thought it had rather the texture of a dog snack item. She hasn’t thrown up, so I guess it didn’t hurt her.


940 posted on 05/17/2011 9:26:56 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; NicknamedBob; Monkey Face

Uh oh.
Catnip flavored dog?


941 posted on 05/17/2011 10:20:26 AM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Tax-chick; Anoreth

Maybe Ash is just ridin’ the high....


942 posted on 05/17/2011 11:16:26 AM PDT by Monkey Face (It's bad luck to be superstitious.)
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To: Tax-chick

Trying to get the cat to come over and play??

“Cat play with catnip. Dog eat catnip, dog smell like catnip, cat play with dog, maybe. We find out. AaAaCK!! Dis betta be wurf it.”


943 posted on 05/17/2011 12:30:19 PM PDT by HKMk23 (A free man unarmed is just a slave on borrowed time.)
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To: HKMk23; Monkey Face

Cold and rainy, all the mammals are snivelling. Ash will be happy when I open the crock pot with the beef in it.


944 posted on 05/17/2011 1:23:40 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

There’s a whole community within the greater FR community that should probably have its own restaurants and little grocery stores and stuff.


945 posted on 05/17/2011 3:31:00 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: Darksheare
"Uh oh. Catnip flavored dog?"

To tell the truth, I was worried about where you might go with "a face mask that breathes".

I'm glad no one said anything.

.

Oops.

946 posted on 05/17/2011 3:32:23 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

The symbiant was angry.
The micro claws gripped his face tightly to convey the displeasure.
Most symbiotes of this variety were rather pleasant.
He’d lucked out.
He’d been saddled with the most curmudgeonly symbote they had.
The rumor was that they had been genetically modified from terrestrial cats.
How ridiculous!
His face mask wriggled, threatening to scramble around his head like an enraged squirrel and thus make him a spectacle among the residents of Zorfra 7.


947 posted on 05/17/2011 3:45:06 PM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: SunkenCiv; NicknamedBob; Darksheare; Dead Corpse; sionnsar; Tax-chick; tuliptree76; DJ MacWoW; ...

Are you here because you’ve missed me so much? Or, (better yet) because you recognize the UT as a True Historical Artifact?

*heheheh*

We can use restaurants and grocery stores in the Flying Castle.


948 posted on 05/17/2011 3:50:56 PM PDT by Monkey Face (It's bad luck to be superstitious.)
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To: Monkey Face; SunkenCiv; NicknamedBob

One sometimes needs to take a break from the history threads once in awhile.
Hey Civ, welcome!
Feel free to add humor and let your hair down.


949 posted on 05/17/2011 3:53:18 PM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Monkey Face; SunkenCiv; NicknamedBob

One sometimes needs to take a break from the history threads once in awhile.
Hey Civ, welcome!
Feel free to add humor and let your hair down.


950 posted on 05/17/2011 3:53:18 PM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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