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Blinky Found in Lake Tahoe (video)
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Posted on 02/24/2013 12:32:13 PM PST by ExxonPatrolUs

NBC Sacramento affiliate KCRA reports a number of giant goldfish have been found in Lake Tahoe, possibly posing a risk to the lake’s fragile ecosystem.

Biologists have not yet confirmed if toxic waste from the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant is to blame.

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1 posted on 02/24/2013 12:32:18 PM PST by ExxonPatrolUs
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

I believe goldfish are a type of carp, which live in cold water with no problems and with a whole lake to swim in continue to grow way bigger than in a fishbowl on your dresser. Mutant? I don’t think so.


2 posted on 02/24/2013 12:39:21 PM PST by dainbramaged (Joe McCarthy was right.)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs
Reminds me of one of my favorite books when I was a kid;

3 posted on 02/24/2013 12:42:24 PM PST by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Blinky?
4 posted on 02/24/2013 12:44:47 PM PST by RedMDer (Support Free Republic)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

bowfishing for giant goldfish


5 posted on 02/24/2013 12:45:13 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: ExxonPatrolUs
"Biologists have not yet confirmed if toxic waste from the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant is to blame."


6 posted on 02/24/2013 12:48:34 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier
 photo simpsons-mutant-fish-blinky_0_zpsb24e6155.jpg
7 posted on 02/24/2013 12:51:20 PM PST by Ronald_Magnus
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To: dainbramaged

The goldfish from France was pretty big. But, yeah, I have put them in our pond with Koi, they survive just fine. And they get big, even in a little pond.


8 posted on 02/24/2013 12:51:38 PM PST by ican'tbelieveit (School is prison for children who have commited the crime of being born. (attr: St_Thomas_Aquinas))
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To: ExxonPatrolUs
When I was a kid there was a school of very large goldfish (like a foot long) that lived in the local river. I was told they originated from pet goldfish that got flushed down toilets, and had been around for more than a generation. I think they (yeah, they're carp) just get big in the wild.

That river WAS pretty polluted, tough...

9 posted on 02/24/2013 12:51:55 PM PST by Kenton
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To: ExxonPatrolUs
Blinky Found in Lake Tahoe



10 posted on 02/24/2013 12:52:42 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs
You gotta love the lapdog media!

“Scientist have not yet determined if toxic wastes from Springfield Nuclear Plant are to blame.”

or . . .if Joe Biden’s big mouth is to blame.”

or . . . if BIG Gulp sodas are to blame.”

or . . . if the NRA’s heated rhetoric is to blame.”

or . . . if psychoactive drugs are to blame.”

or . . . sport fisherman are to blame.”

or . . . if (___________ fill in the blank)

If they don't know diddlely, the lapdogs need to shut their mouths and don't mention them or some possible causal circumstance. I'm sick of this sort of stuff.

Oldplayer

11 posted on 02/24/2013 12:54:57 PM PST by oldplayer
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To: Ronald_Magnus
"Lake Tahoe is all mine...bwahahahahahaha!!!


12 posted on 02/24/2013 1:01:14 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Why would a power plant be to blame for polluting the water with carp?


13 posted on 02/24/2013 1:55:27 PM PST by Darth Reardon
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To: ponygirl
Is the author of that book any relation to an infamous "Truth About" -series book by a similarly-named author, firstname 'Harry'?

*snicker*

14 posted on 02/24/2013 2:13:31 PM PST by Utilizer (What does not kill you... -can sometimes damage you QUITE severely.)
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To: RedMDer

15 posted on 02/24/2013 2:16:17 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Movies aside, I have never heard that exposure to radiation or toxic waste actually can make something stronger or larger. I have seen deformities, stunted growth and death but never something that got bigger and strong like the Hulk or the Sci-Fi movie monster.


16 posted on 02/24/2013 2:30:41 PM PST by Dutch Boy
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To: ExxonPatrolUs
This is what catch and release gets you. People don't fish as much as they used to.

In the 1960s, on 3 or 4 occasions I hooked goldfish while fishing for perch in the Feather River around Live Oak. I also found smaller ones when playing in recently drained irrigation ditches. In the central valley they weren't dumped for the most part (most people had septic tanks so they weren't going to go anywhere if the did get dumped.) They got loose after floods and and lived in the ecosystem until they were wiped out by bass or crappie or were fished out by kids with cane poles.

Now days in California fishing inland waters is more bother than it's worth so most people don't. As a result the goldfish have a much better chance to get established.

17 posted on 02/24/2013 2:35:31 PM PST by InABunkerUnderSF (Because 2 terms with Jerry Brown as Governor was all I could take.)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Naturally, the Greenies are going to carp about this with all their crappie rhetoric.


18 posted on 02/24/2013 3:07:07 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Most people don’t realize that those cute little goldfish that their kids win at the county fair are actually baby carp. They take them home and put them in a fishbowl or one of those cheap little WalMart aquariums. Eventually the kids get bored with them, and the parents realize what a pain it the butt it is to care for them. So they dump them in the nearest freshwater, either a lake, stream or retention pond. And they grow. I’ve seen orange carp in some of the local ponds as long as my forearm. And they’re not even good eating. The gators like them, though. I guess that’s why they’re not becoming a nuisance around here yet.


19 posted on 02/24/2013 3:10:09 PM PST by jespasinthru (Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.)
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Most people don’t realize that those cute little goldfish that their kids win at the county fair are actually baby carp.

As opposed to the WKRP Carp.


20 posted on 02/24/2013 3:11:25 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

21 posted on 02/24/2013 3:18:04 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Take your blog and stuff it!


22 posted on 02/24/2013 3:24:05 PM PST by dalereed
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To: dalereed; humblegunner

Had to look, I thought you were Humblegunner.


23 posted on 02/24/2013 3:29:20 PM PST by JohnnyP
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To: JohnnyP; dalereed
Blogs are the new media, they all deserve our respect.

Probably more respect tomorrow.

R-E-S-P-T-E-E-C

Yeah baby.

24 posted on 02/24/2013 3:48:24 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner

anyone that would call those fish anything but carp is a total f-ing idiot!

Hope he dies quick so hw doesn’t polute the gene pool!


25 posted on 02/24/2013 3:54:59 PM PST by dalereed
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To: ExxonPatrolUs
"Biologists have not yet confirmed if toxic waste from the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant is to blame."

Trying to scare the carp-fishing riff-raff away from Lake Tahoe? LOL!


26 posted on 02/24/2013 3:55:40 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

I’m not yet familiar with the Washington Free Beacon, but thanks to the writer for using better grammar and spelling than the trash we’ve seen from the mainstream media twits.


27 posted on 02/24/2013 4:02:51 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

It’s about time Atomic fish came around. Libs dredging up the 50’s. I loved all the mutant reptile and spider movies. Godzilla was the king of atomic mutants.


28 posted on 02/24/2013 4:16:10 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?)
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To: dainbramaged
Exactly. "Toxic waste?" Shades of Earth Day stories about Lake Erie.("Nothing lives there but a strange mutant carp which feeds on toxic waste.") Yep, you can look it up in the "Environmental Handbook," 1970.

Time for the green weenies to get some new material.

29 posted on 02/24/2013 4:45:45 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: dainbramaged
Exactly. "Toxic waste?" Shades of Earth Day stories about Lake Erie.("Nothing lives there but a strange mutant carp which feeds on toxic waste.") Yep, you can look it up in the "Environmental Handbook," 1970.

Time for the green weenies to get some new material.

30 posted on 02/24/2013 4:45:58 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: left that other site
Naturally, the Greenies are going to carp about this with all their crappie rhetoric.

And they're going to do it just for the halibut.

31 posted on 02/24/2013 4:54:22 PM PST by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: mountn man

Ha Ha Ha! This could go one forever, as I am an aficionado of the BASS. I know all my scales.


32 posted on 02/24/2013 6:05:58 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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