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100,000 dead fish in Arkansas near where 5,000 blackbirds dropped from sky
The Daily Telegraph ^ | 1/03/2011 | AAP

Posted on 01/02/2011 7:48:31 PM PST by Sprite518

The AP said more than 1000 birds fell from the sky, but CNN put the number at up to 5000.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailytelegraph.com.au ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Arkansas
KEYWORDS: 201101; arkansas; birds; blackbirds; cantcount; dead; drum; fishkill; sky
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This is really odd? I'm not buying the lightning story. If that was the case, then we would see it more often. After all lightening happens all the time. It would not be an anomaly. Can anyone else ever recall this happening before? Ditto the disease fish. Very odd indeed.
1 posted on 01/02/2011 7:48:35 PM PST by Sprite518
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To: Sprite518

I blame Global Warming.


2 posted on 01/02/2011 7:52:01 PM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: Sprite518

A dry run ?


3 posted on 01/02/2011 7:52:24 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Sprite518

Fin and flock disease.


5 posted on 01/02/2011 7:54:40 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (Liberals are educated above their level of intelligence.. Thanks Sr. Angelica)
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To: Sprite518

Reports are just beginning to come in. We should hear about dead mammals and reptiles, especially frogs and turtles. Unless this is in an area with no people there should also be reports of human deaths. It sound like a massive gas bubble. Is there a major lake in the area?


6 posted on 01/02/2011 7:55:10 PM PST by Louis Foxwell (pka: Amos the Prophet)
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To: Sprite518

Smells fishy. Like a chemical weapons test.


7 posted on 01/02/2011 7:56:35 PM PST by o_zarkman44 ("When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Sprite518

bump to the top


8 posted on 01/02/2011 7:57:00 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Sprite518

Janene Garofolo raised her armpits.


9 posted on 01/02/2011 7:58:39 PM PST by Keith (We live in an America of National Socialism...sound familiar? It should...)
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To: Sprite518
BUSH'S FAULT!
10 posted on 01/02/2011 7:58:46 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: Louis Foxwell

Isn’t Arkansas experiencing a surge in earthquakes? I wonder if friction in the fault lines are...er...”at fault.”


11 posted on 01/02/2011 7:59:23 PM PST by Kieri (The Conservatrarian)
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To: Louis Foxwell

I don’t think any official government explanation should be accepted for this.


12 posted on 01/02/2011 7:59:39 PM PST by o_zarkman44 ("When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Sprite518

Why do we always get our local news from the U K?


13 posted on 01/02/2011 7:59:52 PM PST by InvisibleChurch (Being awake is dangerous and silly.)
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To: Liberty Valance

There has been some earthquake activity so maybe a methane release?

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/Maps/US2/34.36.-93.-91.php


14 posted on 01/02/2011 8:00:28 PM PST by Domestic Church (AMDG)
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To: Sprite518

Sure. Thousands of birds felled by lightning. Happens everywhere all the time, right? Sure. Why remember the last time...uh...over near...um...


15 posted on 01/02/2011 8:00:55 PM PST by Orbiter
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To: Sprite518

“The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission said it suspected disease was to blame for the death of the drum fish...”

Disease wouldn’t send them all belly up in a short time span, and the birds reveal their is more to this than that explaination.


16 posted on 01/02/2011 8:01:02 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Sprite518
The commission said that New Year's Eve revellers shooting off fireworks in the area could have startled the birds from their roost and caused them to die from stress.

What an ignorant statement. Perhaps stupid is a better description of that part of the statement.

How many PETA persons are on the commission?

17 posted on 01/02/2011 8:01:57 PM PST by TYVets
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To: Sprite518
The commission said that New Year's Eve revellers shooting off fireworks in the area could have startled the birds from their roost and caused them to die from stress.

Yeah, sure.

This is certainly very odd.

18 posted on 01/02/2011 8:02:05 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: InvisibleChurch

You couldn’t expect the Baghdad Bob Media here to report on this?


19 posted on 01/02/2011 8:02:36 PM PST by Rational Thought
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To: Rational Thought

Here’s the source of the problem:
www.manta.com/c/mtb905x/arkansas-nuclear-one-inc

I TOLD YOU. NUKLEUR POWER.
/////SSSSSS


20 posted on 01/02/2011 8:05:38 PM PST by 9422WMR (Illegal is not a race. illegal alien, illegal alien, illegal alien, illegal alien.)
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To: Sprite518

I can remember being near Stuttgart, AR (major rice production area), back in the 1990s during winter when it seemed to rain game birds. Seems there was a very violent thunderstorm coupled with rice fields where the migratory birds flew over and fed. Long story short, there were thousands of dead birds in the rice fields. Not so unusual.


21 posted on 01/02/2011 8:06:02 PM PST by cpa4you (CPA4YOU)
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To: Cicero

Well I do believe that’s possible as I’ve seen authorites use fireworks to rid flocks of nusance birds from buildings. I worked at a huge mall where large flocks of birds would lite. You’d leave work and see the sky black with them. They set off fireworks from the mall roof throughout the day...all Mall employees were informed so we wouldn’t be alarmed at the sounds of the “bombs” going off...which is what they sounded like throughout the day. More than a few of these pests died.


22 posted on 01/02/2011 8:07:56 PM PST by caww
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To: Sprite518
Poor birdies :(

23 posted on 01/02/2011 8:07:56 PM PST by I see my hands (How's that ballot box working out for you?)
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To: Sprite518

Coincidence. The fish kill and the bird kill sites are 200km apart.


24 posted on 01/02/2011 8:08:29 PM PST by FReepaholic
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To: Domestic Church

There was a lot of tornado activity in Arkansas over New Year’s


25 posted on 01/02/2011 8:09:01 PM PST by varina davis (Life is not a dress rehearsal)
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To: Sprite518

What? No one here ever heard of Charles Fort? He collected and reported stories like these. Didn’t Arkansas just experience some tornadoes?


26 posted on 01/02/2011 8:10:42 PM PST by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: Sprite518

Very odd indeed. The distance between Ozark & Beebe is 125 miles and neither share a waterway.


27 posted on 01/02/2011 8:13:03 PM PST by NicNacPattyWac
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To: o_zarkman44

“Like a chemical weapons test.”

Quite a weapon if it can select a species of fish. OP would kill everything.


28 posted on 01/02/2011 8:13:38 PM PST by DBrow
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To: onyx; Fiddlstix

Dinner?


29 posted on 01/02/2011 8:13:38 PM PST by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: LucyT

Heads up.


30 posted on 01/02/2011 8:14:59 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: FReepaholic

“The fish kill and the bird kill sites are 200km apart.”

Ah! Thanks.

Still does not explain the issue. The pic shows red-wing blackbird, or maybe a tricolor.


31 posted on 01/02/2011 8:15:53 PM PST by DBrow
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To: hoosiermama

btt


32 posted on 01/02/2011 8:16:04 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Louis Foxwell
"It sounds like a massive gas bubble."

Does anyone know the whereabouts of Rosie O'Donnell?

33 posted on 01/02/2011 8:17:05 PM PST by Gritty-Kitty
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To: TYVets

That would sure solve the lead shot problems... just don’t load any shot and let the report of the shotgun scare them to death.

That really is a remarkably stupid explanation, isn’t it?


34 posted on 01/02/2011 8:21:21 PM PST by TN4Liberty (My tagline disappeared so this is my new one.)
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To: Sprite518

The birds got a glimpse of Helen Thomas. End of story.


35 posted on 01/02/2011 8:21:51 PM PST by taxesareforever (Release Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich and let him and his family get on with their lives.)
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To: o_zarkman44

That’s what it sounds like. Is it stolen Army goods and an accident, or an attempt at manufacturing home-made weapons gone bad?


36 posted on 01/02/2011 8:22:27 PM PST by worst-case scenario (Striving to reach the light)
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To: al baby
A dry run ?

A "dry run" for who.....?

SATAN???

37 posted on 01/02/2011 8:25:05 PM PST by montag813 (http://www.facebook.com/StandWithArizona)
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To: Sprite518

Chemtrails or Acid rain.


38 posted on 01/02/2011 8:26:42 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: o_zarkman44

“I don’t think any official government explanation should be accepted for this.”

The official government explanation should never be accepted for anything.


41 posted on 01/02/2011 8:30:27 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Sprite518
You know, an event like this was an important plot point in FlashForward...
42 posted on 01/02/2011 8:33:46 PM PST by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: cpa4you

You are correct. Birds falling out of the sky is not all that unusual.

Now.... frogs falling out of the sky is another matter.

And as impossible as that may seem, it also happens.


43 posted on 01/02/2011 8:38:53 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: saintgermaine

Plausible, to me.

Thx.


44 posted on 01/02/2011 8:38:53 PM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Sprite518

Kamikaze Krows?—a la Hitchcock?


45 posted on 01/02/2011 8:39:03 PM PST by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: Sprite518

http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message1223088/pg1

There is some speculation that a caldera might exist under western Arkansas going into Oklahoma, in the area of the Arkansas River Valley.

Since drum fish are bottom feeders, they would be susceptible to seepage of toxic gases through the river bottom.


46 posted on 01/02/2011 8:39:11 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Sprite518

Sounds like some type of poisoning. Terrorist dry run?


47 posted on 01/02/2011 8:40:11 PM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: Sprite518

Arkancide


48 posted on 01/02/2011 8:41:40 PM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Keith

Dang. Haven’t seen your name around here for awhile. Did you take a vacation during the rookie Hussein years?


49 posted on 01/02/2011 8:41:59 PM PST by Libloather (Teapublican, PROUD birther, mobster, pro-lifer, anti-warmer, enemy of the state, extremist....)
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To: o_zarkman44

Something that can’t be smelled or tasted?? I’d be seriously worried if I lived in the area. I pray to God people are going to be ok.


50 posted on 01/02/2011 8:42:28 PM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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