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'Miracle turtle' released as crowd cheers in Fla.
Associated Press ^ | August 3, 2011 | MATT SEDENSKY

Posted on 08/03/2011 8:14:16 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

JUNO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A badly injured sea turtle that underwent a year of rehabilitation and innovative surgeries was released Wednesday by caretakers hoping he finds a mate and helps his endangered species prosper.

Andre, as the 177-pound green sea turtle is known, crawled into the water and swam out of sight before a crowd of hundreds of raucous supporters. He was near death when he was found split open and stranded last year.

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1 posted on 08/03/2011 8:14:18 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

and yet they abort thousands of babies and spare a turtle


2 posted on 08/03/2011 8:17:40 PM PDT by mardi59 (T)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yes, it’s a nice story about how all the professionals used their specific talents to heal this turtle. Question is, how much did all this cost?


3 posted on 08/03/2011 8:18:58 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: mardi59

Conservatives can walk and chew gum at the same time.


4 posted on 08/03/2011 8:20:30 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (Liz Cheney/Sarah Palin 2012 "the peas are in 0bama's court")
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

“innovative surgeries”...yet there are hundreds of thousands of Americans who are in dire straits medically. Is being a turtle covered under Obamacare?


5 posted on 08/03/2011 8:20:39 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

A certain sea otter comes to mind...


6 posted on 08/03/2011 8:21:03 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (I Stand With Sarah!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Which was immediately scarfed up by a shark.


7 posted on 08/03/2011 8:21:47 PM PDT by SkyDancer (You know, they invented wheelbarrows to teach government employees how to walk on their hind legs.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Liberals are only the Culture of Death where humans are concerned. Animals must be spared at all costs.

Glad for the turtle, I just wish they cared about babies the same way.


8 posted on 08/03/2011 8:25:10 PM PDT by mardi59 (T)
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To: mardi59

That is because they are done behind closed doors. Very hush hush.


9 posted on 08/03/2011 8:26:34 PM PDT by Soothesayer9
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Turtles get better healthcare than humans.

What a country!

10 posted on 08/03/2011 8:27:21 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: Soothesayer9

The Cloven Hoof Society does everything behind closed doors.


11 posted on 08/03/2011 8:29:56 PM PDT by mardi59 (T)
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To: MaryFromMichigan

12 posted on 08/03/2011 8:31:23 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: SkyDancer

Sort of like young condors in California being released only for people watching to see one immediately killed by a bald eagle or some other bird of prey like happened several years ago.


13 posted on 08/03/2011 8:32:20 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: Free ThinkerNY

That turtle must have great health coverage.


14 posted on 08/03/2011 8:37:29 PM PDT by dog breath
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To: Free ThinkerNY
When Andre was found stranded on a sandbar on June 15, 2010, he had gaping holes in his shell, the result of two apparent boat strikes. More than three pounds of sand were inside him, along with at least a couple of crabs, a raging infection and a collapsed lung. His spinal cord was exposed, pneumonia was plaguing him and death seemed certain.

Ironically, an Obamacare death panel would have killed him.

15 posted on 08/03/2011 8:41:49 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Its a nice story and probably we have learned a lot from experimenting on this turtle about scientific surgeries and rehab that may ultimately help humans or other animals...whom we still depend on for food.

For God’s sake, why would there be such a deluge of negativity.
I saw this as hopefully helping all medical progress and inspiring us to care for ALL the creatures of earth...not being sentimental here. But God has given us dominion over the animals, and to care for them when it is possible.

Yeah, sure, its just one turtle...but within this story is a spiritual message of compassion. Conservatives care about the environment too, perhaps more realistically, but we do have a reasonable responsibility.

Now, go ahead and flame away about how much money we spent and how people are sick , blah, blah. I would much rather spend the money on the turtle than buy another cell phone or HDTV for a welfare queen that doesn’t deserve it!


16 posted on 08/03/2011 8:43:58 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (where is the Great Santini when we need him??)
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To: mardi59
and yet they abort thousands of babies and spare a turtle

Yeah, but turtles are a protected species, babies aren't

17 posted on 08/03/2011 8:57:58 PM PDT by terycarl
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Wow, didn't take long for this one to get hijacked.

Sorry, I can't get worked up over abortion until entitlement spending gets wrangled in and cut big time.
18 posted on 08/03/2011 9:09:07 PM PDT by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: terycarl

Yeah, but turtles are a protected species, babies aren’t /

Sadly


19 posted on 08/03/2011 9:11:38 PM PDT by mardi59 (T)
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To: mardi59

There’s more than one cause out there. People can be passionate and involved in more than one cause, and the one they are involved in the most may not be the one you think is most important.

And the people saving the turtle are not the same people ripping babies apart for their livelihood. If you want to blame people, blame the proper people.

I understand what you’re trying to say but don’t rip other people’s good works down because they aren’t doing something as important as you think they should be. There’s enough hurting and need for help at all different levels in this world.


20 posted on 08/03/2011 9:34:18 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Pick a happy topic- any happy topic, then sit back and wait for the bellyaching to start. Such is the mindset of far too many people.

The cost? I invite any and all who contributed to the cost of this rehab (taxes) to step up. The rest need not apply for compensation.


21 posted on 08/03/2011 9:35:04 PM PDT by handmade
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To: SkyDancer

I felt bad for the sea otter, but I felt great that the liberals’ plans were totally smashed.


22 posted on 08/03/2011 9:35:43 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: smokingfrog

Oh come on. Really, you really believe that?

After all the illegals and Canadians that flock here?

It’s one freaking turtle and you make that statement with a straight face?

You want to see the normal “healthcare” turtles get? Their remains get driven over multiple times after not making it across the road.

Try not over-reacting.


23 posted on 08/03/2011 9:37:55 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

It was funny how so upset they were when it got eaten. What did they expect? And these clowns are in charge of the US?? In the media??


24 posted on 08/03/2011 9:39:21 PM PDT by SkyDancer (You know, they invented wheelbarrows to teach government employees how to walk on their hind legs.)
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To: SkyDancer

I know they (and most people probably) would not expect that almost as soon as it was released into the water it would get eaten.

I did feel bad for it, I’m not a fan of death, but I always enjoy it when liberals’ ‘perfect’ plans screw up. And such plans tend to screw up quite often.


25 posted on 08/03/2011 9:42:37 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

I don’t watch TV (much) but reading about them is pure entertainment.


26 posted on 08/03/2011 9:44:26 PM PDT by SkyDancer (You know, they invented wheelbarrows to teach government employees how to walk on their hind legs.)
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To: SeaHawkFan

Sort of like young condors in California being released only for people watching to see one immediately killed by a bald eagle
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Yes, believe that was on B Clinton’s ‘watch’. They had gathered the children for a photo op and WJC was ‘presiding’ over the event when the young bird was released an older predator swooped down and captured it in its talons...Like birds of prey are prone to do....

Good life lesson turned into a ‘tragedy’ all for a few photos and because of ‘do gooders’.


27 posted on 08/03/2011 10:03:05 PM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98) We have got to get serious about 'readjusting' the present House and Senate.)
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I always thought if you really wanted to save a bunch of sea turtles all you would have to do is go to the beach when they are hatching and throw crackers at the sea gulls while the baby turtles waddled into the water. The weak ones would still die, but you could save hundreds... not just a single one that got smacked by a boat.


28 posted on 08/03/2011 10:20:57 PM PDT by Casie
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To: Secret Agent Man

I realize there is more than one cause out there and I am all for saving animals, but I was speaking about the people in this country that would save a spotted owl or a three inch fish over the needs of humans for their own selfish causes. PETA comes to mind.

What can be more important than saving a baby from death? You say the cause they are involved in may not be the one I think is most important. NOTHING is more impoprtant than saving a baby from abortion.

These people did a good thing, I even said so in a post. I just wish more people in general would speak up for the innocent babies.


29 posted on 08/03/2011 10:51:59 PM PDT by mardi59 (T)
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To: martin_fierro

:)
Thanks!


30 posted on 08/04/2011 5:47:20 AM PDT by MaryFromMichigan
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To: Secret Agent Man

Sometimes I exaggerate (just a little).


31 posted on 08/04/2011 6:47:31 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog
I told you a million times not to exaggerate!

;)
32 posted on 08/04/2011 7:48:52 AM PDT by MaryFromMichigan
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To: MaryFromMichigan

Stop nagging me!

33 posted on 08/04/2011 8:07:51 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: mardi59

You’re preaching to the choir here on FR. Nobody here is PETA.

If nothing is more important than saving a baby from abortion, I hope you’re out in front of a planned parenthood 24/7. If in fact you truly are not exaggerating, and nothing, NOTHING is more important. Camp out there all the time.

Why are you complaining to us that nobody speaks up for babies? We are not PETA people here. The people here ARE THE ONES that speak up for the unborn. It isn’t the ONLY THING we speak up about. But we here aren’t the ones that aren’t speaking up for them.

If you’re unhappy about it, why not voice your concern to the very group of people that made you comment about this in the first place?


34 posted on 08/04/2011 6:01:48 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

That is why I voiced my opinion here, because I am part of the choir.

I was not speaking about Freepers, conservatives or republicans, I was speaking about liberals who seem to be more a culture of death than pro life. Maybe I didn’t make myself clear but I thought mentioning peta people would understand what I was speaking about.

I love animals very much and I was glad they saved the turtle. I was also sad it died, maybe I didn’t make that to clear either. If I confused anyone I do apologize.


35 posted on 08/04/2011 7:40:00 PM PDT by mardi59 (T)
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To: mardi59
I was also sad it died,

I saw nowhere in the article that the turtle died....where did you get this???

36 posted on 08/04/2011 8:17:04 PM PDT by terycarl
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To: terycarl

I was just reading the new replies and answering secret agent and I saw post #24 and thought the turtle had gotten eaten after being released and I felt bad about bringing up the other issue. Now I realize they were speaking about something else.


37 posted on 08/04/2011 8:36:13 PM PDT by mardi59 (T)
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To: mardi59

And I get your point too. But I wouldn’t necessarily jump to the conclusion however that all these wildlife rehab people fall into the peta category. You and I are Christians and we love animals and we are not peta people. They may have God-given talents and abilities and are using them this way doing what they were meant to do.


38 posted on 08/04/2011 9:54:28 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

I understand completely they shouldn’t be lumped into one category, just as they shouldn’t lump us into one. I do thank God there are people caring enough to save innocent creatures, I am one myself.

I was just talking about those like the peta people who are so rabid about it. Thank you for your kind reply. Had a tough day and I very much appreciate your understanding.


39 posted on 08/04/2011 10:17:53 PM PDT by mardi59 (T)
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