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Nation mourns bird killed in domino shooting
Reuters ^ | 11/18/05 | Reuters

Posted on 11/20/2005 6:27:20 PM PST by Kimmers

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch animal lovers are mourning a sparrow shot dead after it fluttered into an exhibition hall and knocked over thousands of dominoes set up in preparation for a world record attempt.

The sparrow will be commemorated in a live Dutch television broadcast of the domino-toppling Friday after a wave of national outrage at the shooting.

"We know we are responsible for a lot of emotion in the country and we realize we couldn't go on without properly marking this," said Jeroen van Waardenberg, a spokesman for reality TV company Endemol, the firm behind "Big Brother."

An exterminator shot the sparrow Monday in the northern city of Leeuwarden after fears the bird could upset more of the 4 million dominoes which staff had spent weeks balancing on their edges for the record attempt.

Dutch animal rights groups are outraged, especially as sparrows are a protected species in the Netherlands.


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KEYWORDS: animalwhackos; bird; death; dominoes; leftistdelusion; leftistidiocy; leftistidiots; netherlands
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This is one of those stories that make you say, Huh?
1 posted on 11/20/2005 6:27:20 PM PST by Kimmers
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To: Kimmers

Sparrows are a protected species?


2 posted on 11/20/2005 6:29:00 PM PST by Spruce (Keep your mitts off my wallet)
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To: Kimmers

Didn't I see this exact same scenario on Seinfeld?


3 posted on 11/20/2005 6:29:31 PM PST by DallasMike (Call me Dallasaurus)
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To: Kimmers

...Damn Gravity...


4 posted on 11/20/2005 6:29:48 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you :^)
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To: Kimmers

When I saw the headline I thought this would be another pizza killing.


5 posted on 11/20/2005 6:30:59 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Kimmers

Europe is an incredibly silly place.


6 posted on 11/20/2005 6:31:26 PM PST by BadAndy (Note to Democrats: Benedict Arnold also called himself a patriot.)
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To: Kimmers

When are the Dutch going to mourn all the disabled babies their "doctors" put to death?


7 posted on 11/20/2005 6:32:34 PM PST by MediaMole
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To: Kimmers

The friggin' "animal rights" freaks have gone so far as to offer several thousand dollars to any individual who can purposefully sabotage the dominos. All for a nastly little drab bird whose main purpose in life is crapping on freshly washed cars.


8 posted on 11/20/2005 6:32:36 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: Kimmers
The sparrow will be commemorated in a live Dutch television broadcast

Things that make you go ... oh jeez!

This must be where they got the term, Stuck on Stupid.

They need some sparrows? I can send them a few hundred!

What friggin morons!

9 posted on 11/20/2005 6:32:42 PM PST by America's Resolve (I've become a 'single issue voter' for 06 and 08. My issue is illegal immigration!)
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To: Kimmers

Don't get me wrong, I love birds. I have feeders and encourage every species that I can (no Starlings, Grackles or Canada Geese, though, lol) to enhabit my property.

But, this is ludicrous. How many sparrows die in a day from colliding with cars or plate glass windows? What is the lifespan of a sparrow, anyway, two years?

These people are doomed if there is ever an economic collapse that would force them to huntfor sustenance. They're just too sensitive to survive.


10 posted on 11/20/2005 6:33:04 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Spruce
Sparrows are a protected species?

Yes. In a country where the innocent unborn are slaughtered by the thousands, and the weak and infirm are euthanized.

11 posted on 11/20/2005 6:33:19 PM PST by JCEccles
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To: Kimmers
Weird, their 4500 wind turbines are wiping birds out by the thousands, and they morne the one sparrow. Europeans are a pathetic lot.
12 posted on 11/20/2005 6:33:36 PM PST by LisaS
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To: Kimmers

Shooting the bird created a potential hazard. An Exocet rocket would have been more precise.


13 posted on 11/20/2005 6:34:58 PM PST by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: Kimmers; All

Yep, "Huh", all right, and a slight turn of the head and a little chuckle!

I was discussing this with some friends at the pub last night, and someone said they thought that certain type of what they called a "house sparrow" was a protected species. Were they pulling my leg? Anybody know? Nothing rides on this, other than my curiosity.


14 posted on 11/20/2005 6:35:10 PM PST by Theresawithanh (You'll get me to stop posting on FR when you wrench my laptop from my cold, dead fingers!)
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To: Kimmers
They should be crying over the loss of their culture as they are going to be speaking farsi in a decade, not some tree rat.

Someone call the wtf kitty please...
15 posted on 11/20/2005 6:37:09 PM PST by mmercier (For the angry Gods to see)
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To: Kimmers
When I first started reading this article, I thought it was a piece of satire. I'm not kidding.

These people get so upset over a bird, but don't bat an eyelash over abortion, euthanasia, prostitution, drug abuse, etc. No wonder they call it the Netherlands.

16 posted on 11/20/2005 6:38:21 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (Low morals.)
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To: Kimmers
Loser

Hey Amsterdam!!

17 posted on 11/20/2005 6:38:31 PM PST by Reaganesque
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To: Reaganesque

Good one thanks


18 posted on 11/20/2005 6:39:42 PM PST by Kimmers
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To: Charles Henrickson

"No wonder they call it the Netherlands."

The Nether Regions.


19 posted on 11/20/2005 6:40:09 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Kimmers

This is a joke, right?


20 posted on 11/20/2005 6:40:53 PM PST by Lady Jag (Honor - Dignity - Courage - Troll Consumption)
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To: Kimmers

Thou wast not born for death, immortal Bird!
No hungry generations tread thee down;
The voice I hear this passing night was heard
In ancient days by emperor and clown:
Perhaps the self-same song that found a path
Through the sad heart of Ruth, when, sick for home,
She stood in tears amid the alien corn;
The same that ofttimes hath
Charm'd magic casements, opening on the foam
Of perilous seas, in faery lands forlorn.

Keats, "Ode to a Nightengale"


21 posted on 11/20/2005 6:42:14 PM PST by Altair333 (Stop illegal immigration: George Allen in 2008)
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To: Kimmers

Next they will be mourning the millions of innocent flu viruses being slaughtered in China.


22 posted on 11/20/2005 6:42:56 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (California bashers will be called out)
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To: Kimmers

This is embarrassing. My mother's maiden name was Zuiderhoek.


23 posted on 11/20/2005 6:45:13 PM PST by RatRipper
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To: RatRipper

It appears that sparrows are a Protected Species in the Netherlands -- but that Van Goghs are not. (The actual people bearing that name, I mean, not the paintings.)


24 posted on 11/20/2005 6:46:03 PM PST by Appalled but Not Surprised
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To: Lady Jag
I don't think so...I got it direct from Reuters posted under oddly enough in Google ....this is such a far side scenario that it could very well be true of the odd ones in Europe..
25 posted on 11/20/2005 6:46:16 PM PST by Kimmers
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To: Kimmers

This looks like a satire by Jonathan Swift. Except he died hundreds of years ago... but I could just see it.


26 posted on 11/20/2005 6:47:20 PM PST by wizardoz
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To: Kimmers
"This is one of those stories that make you say, Huh?"

As I was just trying to think of something to say to this...... you summed things up perfectly... huh?

Cheers, Lloyd

27 posted on 11/20/2005 6:48:25 PM PST by Lloyd227
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To: Spruce

Let's give them Freeper wisdom.
http://www.dodemus.nl/?action=cond


28 posted on 11/20/2005 6:48:32 PM PST by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: mmercier
They should be crying over the loss of their culture as they are going to be speaking farsi in a decade, not some tree rat.

My thoughts also. Their whole country is turning to crap right before their eyes and they're worried about one lousy bird?

They will, no doubt, in the near future, have no such compassion when they stone some luckless girl who broke sharia law though.

29 posted on 11/20/2005 6:50:51 PM PST by Oatka (Hyphenated-Americans have hyphenated-loyalties -- Victor Davis Hanson)
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To: Kimmers

It's nuts. They'll have every bird on earth at the funeral.


30 posted on 11/20/2005 6:51:49 PM PST by Lady Jag (Honor - Dignity - Courage - Troll Consumption)
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To: Charles Henrickson
An exterminator shot the sparrow

But he didn't shoot the deputy.

31 posted on 11/20/2005 6:53:28 PM PST by Thinkin' Gal (As it was in the days of NO...)
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To: Kimmers


O...M...G... and yet silence when it comes to abortion.


32 posted on 11/20/2005 6:54:09 PM PST by SouthernFreebird
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To: Lady Jag

Remember not to wash the car before going


33 posted on 11/20/2005 6:54:21 PM PST by Kimmers
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To: Altair333
Eeeewww, loving little sparrow,
Will no one write your eulogy?
I will, said the Dutch,
4 million dominoes mean nothing to me,
I've gone off the deep end of reason, you see...

apologies to Simon & Garfinkel

34 posted on 11/20/2005 6:58:31 PM PST by lafroste (gravity is not a force. See my profile to read my novel absolutely free (I know, beyond shameless))
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To: Kimmers

If this story's on the level it's time for me to start playing the lottery.


35 posted on 11/20/2005 6:59:13 PM PST by Fintan (One of these days I'll tell you what I really think.)
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To: Lady Jag

They should give away free hookers and trips to the cafes to all sparrows. For a whole month!

That's like 3 years of hookers for a human.

This seems like fair muneration from a socialist state, don't you think?


36 posted on 11/20/2005 6:59:44 PM PST by CheyennePress
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To: BadAndy

The fact that this is even getting attention, and that people are "outraged" proves they are a people ripe for the picking.

The Mohammedans must be salviating.


37 posted on 11/20/2005 7:01:14 PM PST by Sometimes A River (Your hands and feet are mangoes, but you're gonna be a genius anyway)
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To: Kimmers
Dutch animal rights groups are outraged, especially as sparrows are a protected species in the Netherlands.

Would that be an African or European sparrow?
38 posted on 11/20/2005 7:04:25 PM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the occupation media.)
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To: Thinkin' Gal

My wife is LOL.


39 posted on 11/20/2005 7:04:42 PM PST by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: Kimmers

Johnny, we hardly knew ye.

40 posted on 11/20/2005 7:06:42 PM PST by Alouette (Gaza: Too small to be a country, too large to be an insane asylum (thanx: Pettigru).)
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To: Kimmers

Only the Dutch.


41 posted on 11/20/2005 7:13:59 PM PST by rlmorel ("Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does." Whittaker Chambers)
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To: Kimmers
My cat is despondent that he can't go.



42 posted on 11/20/2005 7:19:07 PM PST by Lady Jag (Honor - Dignity - Courage - Troll Consumption)
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To: CheyennePress
This seems like fair muneration from a socialist state, don't you think?

Would throwing bird flu into the mix be too much?

43 posted on 11/20/2005 7:29:54 PM PST by Lady Jag (Honor - Dignity - Courage - Troll Consumption)
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To: Spruce

Don't see why they would be. Import some more damned birds if they are endangered.


44 posted on 11/20/2005 7:32:10 PM PST by weegee (To understand the left is to rationalize how abortion can be a birthright.)
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To: Kimmers
The sparrow will be commemorated in a live Dutch television broadcast

Did they air Van Gogh's documentary after he was murdered by an Islamonazi?

45 posted on 11/20/2005 7:41:19 PM PST by weegee (To understand the left is to rationalize how abortion can be a birthright.)
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To: mmercier
Someone call the wtf kitty please...


46 posted on 11/20/2005 7:47:49 PM PST by KarlInOhio (We were promised someone in the Scalia/Thomas mold. Let's keep it going with future nominees.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Well, they shouldn't have shot it. A tennis racket would have done the job just fine. < / sarcasm>


47 posted on 11/20/2005 7:49:07 PM PST by Vigilanteman (crime would drop like a sprung trapdoor if we brought back good old-fashioned hangings)
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To: PA Engineer
Would that be an African or European sparrow?

Flying at what speed?

48 posted on 11/20/2005 7:49:33 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (-I contribute to FR monthly, but ABBCNNBCBS supports Hillary's Secular Sexual Socialism every day.)
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To: Kimmers

"An exterminator shot the sparrow Monday ...."


"Shot" the sparrow? That`s some pretty good shooting to bring down a sparrow...


49 posted on 11/20/2005 7:53:18 PM PST by Peace will be here soon ((Liberal definition of looting: "Self-help Humanitarian Aid."))
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To: SouthernFreebird

AND euthanasia! The number of elderly killed (with their families full collusion) in the Netherlands after checking into a hospital is a disgrace!


50 posted on 11/20/2005 7:53:20 PM PST by NHResident (i)
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