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Forest Service considering explosives to get rid of frozen cows in Colorado mountain cabin
WaPo ^ | 4/17/12 | AP

Posted on 04/17/2012 11:49:25 AM PDT by ColdOne

DENVER — It may take explosives to dislodge a group of cows that wandered into an old ranger cabin high in the Rocky Mountains, then died and froze solid when they couldn’t get out.

The carcasses were discovered by two Air Force Academy cadets when they snow-shoed up to the cabin in late March. Rangers believe the animals sought shelter during a snowstorm and got stuck and weren’t smart enough to find their way out.

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1 posted on 04/17/2012 11:49:33 AM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

For some reason this makes me think of the chainsaw and the dead horse in Animal House.


2 posted on 04/17/2012 11:52:05 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: glorgau

Makes me think of Liberals...


3 posted on 04/17/2012 11:53:17 AM PDT by Gman (Anglican Priest)
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To: ColdOne

While they wait, leave the door open so the ants, mice and vultures will do their job.

Then they can give themselves bonuses for only spending $2.5 mil on the meetings they held to discuss the problem.


4 posted on 04/17/2012 11:54:41 AM PDT by nixonsnose (Let's see all you lawyers argue your way out of hell.)
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To: ColdOne

Maybe they can find the guys that blew up the whale for some advise.


5 posted on 04/17/2012 11:56:31 AM PDT by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: nixonsnose

I was thinking the same thing. Nature will take of these critters soon enough. It may take a while, and will stink for a good long while, but it will get done.

On the other hand, blowing up a frozen cow *is* kind of a cool idea.... ;-)


6 posted on 04/17/2012 11:58:50 AM PDT by DemforBush (A Repo man is *always* intense!)
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To: ColdOne

I think I saw this on Monty Python once.


7 posted on 04/17/2012 11:59:11 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Fetche la vache!


8 posted on 04/17/2012 12:00:46 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (The only thing a straight white man gets in this country is the blame for everything.)
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To: ColdOne
Yep, there's all of that and more in Calirado.


9 posted on 04/17/2012 12:02:08 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: ColdOne

Some stories you can just stop at the headline and not read any furthur because the images you conjur in your mind are usually so much better than the actual story.


10 posted on 04/17/2012 12:04:00 PM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: ColdOne

It worked so well with dead beached whale. rolls eyes
What can go wrong?


11 posted on 04/17/2012 12:05:37 PM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

What?


12 posted on 04/17/2012 12:07:19 PM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: ColdOne

Six dead cows? A hockey game that got out of control.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH - six dead cows that got some bad drugs.

“Awfully nice of that grizzly bear to show us this nice cabin. I think the storm’s over....let’s go out. Wait. The door’s locked. OH NO! WE’RE TRAPPED IN A GRIZZLY BEAR MEAT LOCKER!”


13 posted on 04/17/2012 12:08:47 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: ColdOne

Why not burn the cabin and have steak...


14 posted on 04/17/2012 12:09:39 PM PDT by JrsyJack (a healthy dose of buckshot will probably get you the last word in any argument.)
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To: freedomlover

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YV0LGMGuLN0


15 posted on 04/17/2012 12:10:45 PM PDT by ezoeni
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To: freedomlover

Contact PETA right away. We want to make sure that the cows don’t suffer any more than they have.
The reason they froze to death by the way was that there was no bull around


16 posted on 04/17/2012 12:11:46 PM PDT by shadeaud ( “Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8”. Just doing my duty a Christian)
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To: Clay Moore
"Maybe they can find the guys that blew up the whale for some advise."

In early 2000, while I was assigned to a US Army Readiness Group, I was sent to Camp Rilea, OR to train some Oregon National Guard soldiers preparing for a deployment to Bosnia. I met a senior officer, who as a young combat engineer lieutenant had actually been involved in that fiasco.

17 posted on 04/17/2012 12:13:08 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: ColdOne; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...


18 posted on 04/17/2012 12:14:07 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: ColdOne

This has been done before with unfortunate results.

The Exploding Whale
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_t44siFyb4


19 posted on 04/17/2012 12:17:10 PM PDT by TSgt (The only reason I have one in the chamber at all times, is because it is impossible to have two in.)
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To: ColdOne

Why not auction off the contents to local butchers.


20 posted on 04/17/2012 12:19:08 PM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: Joe 6-pack

One of Dave Barry’s funniest columns ever was about that exploding whale!


21 posted on 04/17/2012 12:21:07 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: ColdOne; humblegunner; Eaker; Bacon Man

OK, this is open for a lot of ideas!


22 posted on 04/17/2012 12:21:19 PM PDT by eastforker (Don't be ornery for Romney, instead Root for Newt!)
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To: ColdOne

What can possibly go wrong here?

I have long held there is not a problem in the world that cannot be solved by the proper application of explosives.


23 posted on 04/17/2012 12:23:42 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (The only flaw is that America doesn't recognize Cyber's omniscience. -- sergeantdave)
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To: ColdOne

I seem to remember government officials some years ago using explosives to dispose of a dead whale that had washed up on a beach. The blast had some unintended consequences ...primarily huge chunks of decayed whale being blown as much as a mile away and onto bystanders and news crews. I believe the news video of the exploding whale is still available somewhere on the Internet.


24 posted on 04/17/2012 12:25:20 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: Slings and Arrows

Cow Shredding


25 posted on 04/17/2012 12:29:28 PM PDT by deport (.............God Bless Texas............)
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To: ColdOne
Forest Service considering explosives to get rid of frozen cows in Colorado mountain cabin

Let me guess.. some of the NOW gang went up for a mountain getaway, ate a couple hogs and a bushel of potatoes for a snack and couldn't fit back out the cabin door to fetch firewood...

26 posted on 04/17/2012 12:38:36 PM PDT by ScottinVA (A single drop of American blood for muslims is one drop too many!)
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To: nixonsnose

Your comment about “leaving the door open” for an efficient way to resolve the problem of frozen cows reminds me of a story from the early days of the U. S. space program.

Seems that early on, the Russian and American astronauts discovered that ink pens didn’t work in zero gravity. So, true to form, the U. S. government (NASA) organized one of those big government crash projects, spending billions of dollars and years of effort to successfully design an ink pen that works in space.

Upon hearing of the successful American, one of the Russian astronauts laughed and said something to the effect, “stupid Americans, we just started taking pencils into space!”

I guess that that just proves, yet again, that if you really want to screw something up, ask the government for help.

As an aside. While driving in Colorado, one winter. I’d see all the “Open Range” signs. I think “huh?” Well, about that time I darn near struck a 1,800 frozen-dead steer laying across the road, stiff as a frozen rope. Kinda sets you aback! Poor, poor Ferdinan. On my return trip about a week later the steer was gone. I doubt any rancher paid to have a dead animal hauled off. Nature’s way!


27 posted on 04/17/2012 1:04:20 PM PDT by cpa4you (CPA4YOU)
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To: Slings and Arrows; eastforker

If explosives are an option then explosives are THE answer.


28 posted on 04/17/2012 1:11:17 PM PDT by Eaker (When somebody hands you your arse, don't give it back saying "This needs a little more tenderizing.")
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To: deport

I’ll show them “pink slime”!


29 posted on 04/17/2012 1:16:15 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Eaker

Usually. But come on, isn’t putting a cow through a woodchipper on your bucket list?


30 posted on 04/17/2012 1:21:40 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

It got marked off back in ‘08.

Good times ..............


31 posted on 04/17/2012 1:28:51 PM PDT by Eaker (When somebody hands you your arse, don't give it back saying "This needs a little more tenderizing.")
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To: ColdOne
This is how Texas bubbaque was invented. Cows froze to death standing up and the herders built fires under the animals to thaw them out. Someone splashed horse liniment on the carcass and the rest is history.
32 posted on 04/17/2012 1:29:12 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: deport

In one they didn’t even kill the cow first, that was just plain sick.


33 posted on 04/17/2012 1:31:21 PM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: glorgau

It makes me think of the famous exploding hale video, where they blew up the beached whale carcass and instead of flinging the whale back out to sea it shattered it into hunks of blubber that rained down everywhere.


34 posted on 04/17/2012 1:36:39 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: ColdOne

I’m in Colorado but I know that horses that drop dead on outfitting trips in Montana are routinely blown up so Griz won’t be attracted. I’ve seen the spec paper with a drawing and instructions. They use several hundred sticks and when done properly the horse simply disappears.


35 posted on 04/17/2012 1:40:03 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....The days are long, but the years are short.....)
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To: Eaker

I knew you’d say that.


36 posted on 04/17/2012 1:42:21 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
That was my first thought too.


37 posted on 04/17/2012 1:44:15 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: ColdOne

I read that headline over several times before deciding I was not losing my mind.


38 posted on 04/17/2012 1:47:36 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Abathar; deport

Oh G-d, I didn’t realize it was a link!

If you’re referring to the first one, I don’t think the cow is alive - just very freshly dead (so rigor mortis hasn’t set in), and is being shaken by the shredder. Some fool added the moos to the soundtrack.


39 posted on 04/17/2012 1:48:47 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: SaxxonWoods
Put the word out...and call in the aliens...what this thread needs is a good cow abduction.


40 posted on 04/17/2012 1:50:41 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: cpa4you
Here's some real history of the Fisher Space Pen.
41 posted on 04/17/2012 1:51:52 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: nixonsnose

“Then they can give themselves bonuses for only spending $2.5 mil on the meetings they held to discuss the problem.”

Well sure. But then they won’t be able to spend $25 mil on a new Environmental Resource Facility to replace the shack they blew up.


42 posted on 04/17/2012 1:52:55 PM PDT by 21twelve
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To: ColdOne

COW-BOOM!


43 posted on 04/17/2012 2:04:03 PM PDT by tophat9000 (American is Barack Oaken)
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To: ColdOne

These fools should go to U-tube and type in “operation MOVE, Philadelphia”.


44 posted on 04/17/2012 2:28:08 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: ColdOne

Cool!


45 posted on 04/17/2012 2:36:06 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: ColdOne

I GUARANTEE this is gonna be a “hold mah beer” moment!!! Y not just quarter ‘em with a chainsaw and be on your way?


46 posted on 04/17/2012 2:48:38 PM PDT by roamer_1 (Globalism is just socialism in a business suit.)
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To: Gman

bttt


47 posted on 04/17/2012 3:13:39 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Gman

OK, that was funny.


48 posted on 04/17/2012 3:18:13 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: Slings and Arrows

“...”
[BANG!]
“...”

[Dead cows don’t moo.]


49 posted on 04/17/2012 3:27:06 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: RichInOC

It’s a sort of koan...


50 posted on 04/17/2012 3:39:43 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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