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  • Final wind-turbine rule permits thousands of eagle deaths

    12/14/2016 11:51:46 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 129 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 12//14/16 | Matthew Daly - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Wednesday finalized a rule that lets wind-energy companies operate high-speed turbines for up to 30 years — even if means killing or injuring thousands of federally protected bald and golden eagles. Under the new rule, wind companies and other power providers will not face a penalty if they kill or injure up to 4,200 bald eagles, nearly four times the current limit. Deaths of the more rare golden eagles would be allowed without penalty so long as companies minimize losses by taking steps such as retrofitting power poles to reduce the risk of...
  • Does anyone remember the story behind this picture (Eagle landed on the flag) -- Freeper Canteen?

    09/11/2016 9:01:24 AM PDT · by Tanniker Smith · 4 replies
    freerepublic.com ^ | Sept 11, 2016 | Tanniker Smith
    Does anyone remember the story behind this picture I first saw this picture posted on Free Republic, that much I remember. I don't remember if the person who posted it was also the one who took it. What I do remember is that the eagle was originally facing to the Left and someone asked for a repost with it facing to the Right -- not the simplest thing to do in those days. The site I'm linking to apparently posted it in 2001, and I joined FR in 1998 (the second time -- I was here a few months before...
  • Vet with Semi-Auto Rifle Saves Eagle Entangled in Tree, Authorites Paralyzed

    07/02/2016 5:24:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 49 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 2 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Jason Galvin spotted an eagle that was entangled in a bit of rope in a tree in Minnesota.  It had been hanging there for two days.  He told his wife, Jackie.  She thought something must be done.  But the authorities, the Department of Natural Resources, the Sheriffs Office, City Hall, the Fire Department, the University of Minnesota Raptor Center, didn’t.  They all gave her the same story. They were tied up in red tape.  No one could do anything, too much liability.  The eagle was already dead.The only thing they did not say, was “What difference does it make?”But...
  • Army Veteran Rescues Eagle Stuck In Tree (MN)

    07/01/2016 9:43:09 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 19 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 7/1/16 | John Lauritsen
    It’s the Fourth of July weekend, so it’s fitting to hear a story about an eagle rescued by a veteran. Earlier this week, Jason Galvin and his neighbors noticed an eagle dangling from a tree near Rush City. Its leg was caught in a piece of rope that was wrapped around a branch, about 70 feet off the ground. “I thought it was dead at the time,” Jason said. “I took a closer look with binoculars and saw that the head was moving, and I knew it was very much alive.” Jason and his wife Jackie called the police, the...
  • Phyllis Schlafly’s Last Stand: The Inside Story of the Conservative Icon’s Internal Battle

    04/25/2016 7:42:26 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Apr 2016 | Matthew Boyle
    Allies of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) are now targeting conservative legend Phyllis Schlafly, a leading grassroots anti-establishment voice for half a century, because Schlafly endorsed billionaire businessman Donald Trump for president in the 2016 GOP primary. ..snip For the first time here, the inside story of Schlafly’s battle for survival—including exclusive interviews with her, her daughter who’s working against her, and several of the others involved—will be told. In dueling Breitbart interviews, both Schlafly and Cori detail how painful this has been for both of them—and how it’s torn apart one of America’s leading conservative families.
  • Bald Eagle mistakes Donald Trumps hair home, begins nesting

    04/01/2016 12:03:32 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 27 replies
    American Irony ^ | 4-1-16 | The Looking Spoon
    Took a break from this stuff for a while and during that time I got an idea to try something new. Hope you guys like it. --- While at a campaign stop a bald eagle confuses Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's hair for a nest and proceeded to make a home on his head. Initially viewed as a threat offers by members of the audience to shoot the bird clean off his head were rejected by Trump, who ultimately welcomed the bird to make his home on what he deemed to be prime real estate. "I've been so focused on the campaign...
  • Eagle attacks Deer

    02/02/2016 11:45:20 AM PST · by w1n1 · 11 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 2/2/2016 | C Cocoles
    No, this isn't the one that you see on youtube of an eagle attacking a small deer. It's another one out in the open field, not sure exactly where. You'll see the eagle come screaming across to nab the deer and they both tumble with the eagle taking a dominant position. Have a look here.
  • Australian eagle takes down drone with talon 'punch'

    08/13/2015 6:08:52 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 14 replies
    upi. ^ | Aug. 12, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    MELBOURNE, An Australian videographer shooting footage with an aerial drone recorded the moment the device was knocked out of the sky by a "punch" from an eagle. The video, uploaded to YouTube by Melbourne Aerial Video, features the drone shooting aerial footage in a wooded area when a wedge-tailed eagle quickly appears and knocks the drone out of the sky. The drone crashes to the ground while the camera remains functional, shooting dizzying footage of the plummet before resting on a tranquil scene of leaves on the ground. The video's description said the bird of prey was "fine" after using...
  • 2m Wedge-Tailed Eagle takes down Drone. Watch it Punch it out of the sky -

    08/12/2015 2:36:56 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | 08/08/15
    To use this video in a commercial player or in broadcasts, please email licensing@storyful.com As seen on The herald sun, abc america
  • Why is the US still using a Nazi tall ship?

    07/29/2015 7:42:24 AM PDT · by Freeport · 108 replies
    BBC News ^ | 29 July 2015 | James Morgan
    The Eagle was built by the Nazis and fought for Hitler in World War Two - so how did a tall ship that once flew the swastika end up as a training vessel for new US Coast Guard cadets? Driving home along the coast of Connecticut one winter's evening, Tido Holtkamp saw a ghost. There she was - moored in the harbour, her three towering masts, draped with those familiar sails he had rigged back in the German Navy in World War Two. Her body had been repainted in the red, white and blue of the US, but her curves...
  • ‘A Liking for the Sea’ | JFK and the USCG Eagle

    07/26/2015 9:25:44 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 13 replies
    A Continuous Lean ^ | 7/21/15 | Jared Paul Stern
    ‘A Liking for the Sea’ | JFK and the USCG Eagle Jul 21st, 2015 | Categories: Americana, Jared Paul Stern | by Jared Paul Stern A majestic sight greeted visitors to Portland, Maine’s waterfront the other day: the only active commissioned sailing vessel in American military service. The 295-ft. USCG Eagle, used as a training cutter for future officers of the United States Coast Guard, visited the city as part of the Tall Ships Portland Festival. The ship has a rather interesting history. Built as the German training vessel Horst Wessel in 1936, Adolf Hitler presided at its launch and...
  • Sea gull challenges bald eagle for the life of second gull

    07/16/2015 4:57:27 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 23 replies
    upi ^ | July 15, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    VALDEZ, Alaska, - A photo shared by the U.S. Department of Interior shows a brave sea gull attempting to take on a bald eagle that had another sea gull trapped in its talons. The Department of Interior, which shared the photo on Facebook, said photographer David Canales witnessed the struggle while kayaking on Prince William Sound in Alaska. The department said the "epic aerial battle" came to an end when the sea gull gave up on trying to save its friend and the eagle flew off with its prey. Canales posted a second photo on his Facebook account that appears...
  • A Little Photoshop Help (vanity)

    07/04/2015 7:33:27 PM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 14 replies
    n/a ^ | July 4, 2015 | n/a
    I am making a video for our Tea Party and I need a little help with a photoshop project. .
  • Crow riding atop a flying bald eagle

    07/03/2015 5:15:35 PM PDT · by Bryanw92 · 52 replies
    GrindTV.com ^ | David Strege
    The perfect metaphor for today's America: Read more at http://www.grindtv.com/wildlife/rare-photo-shows-crow-riding-atop-a-flying-bald-eagle/#dCjTEpcIbMKXPsWL.99
  • Photo of eagle on Fort Snelling gravestone touches hearts, goes viral

    05/26/2015 7:40:34 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 29 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 5-26-15 | Jon Tevlin
    Talk to anyone in my business and they'll all say the same thing: No matter how long you write stories and put them in the newspaper, you are never really sure which ones are going to strike a nerve. What you think might be a Pulitzer-quality epic might draw only a nice call from Mom, while a simple tale tossed off on deadline causes an uproar, or an avalanche of praise. One legendary former investigative reporter at this paper wrote scores of stories that changed laws and saved lives, yet never did he get more mail than when he wrote...
  • Camera Captures Bald Eagle Nest

    To celebrate the state's thriving bald eagle population, the Pennsylvania Game Commission installed a live nest-cam late last year near Hanover. For those not watching, a pair of eagles worked together for weeks constructing the nest, taking breaks to swoop down on potential food, all in preparation for the arrival of their eggs. The first egg appeared on February 14, followed by a second three days later. After a month or so of incubation, the eggs are expected to hatch around March 21. All of the action can be viewed on the live-cam. One of the more eye-catching frames from...
  • VIDEO: Stunning Eagle's-Eye View of Dubai [Mini-cam attached to Imperial eagle w/sound]

    03/15/2015 5:32:39 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 21 replies
    Darshan the eagle flew from atop the 2,722 ft. Burj Khalifa in Dubai on Saturday, setting the world record for the "highest recorded bird flight from a man-made structure."
  • Awesome photos of a bald eagle under snow...

    03/06/2015 7:26:18 AM PST · by tanuki · 28 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 03/06/15 | Twitchy Staff
    America, defined!
  • Went to a rodeo last weekend and this image popped into my head...

    11/10/2014 3:15:13 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 33 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 11-10-14 | The Looking Spoon
    I kind of like how it turned out..
  • NASA’s Eagle Works: The Manhattan project of space travel.

    11/05/2014 2:54:23 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 15 replies
    Circus Bazaar ^ | 8/19/14 | Karim Immanuel Chemlal
    HomeScience NASA’s Eagle Works: The Manhattan project of space travel. Karim Immanuel Chemlal A working microwave thruster would radically cut the cost of satellites and space stations and extend their working life, drive a plethora of suddenly affordable deep-space missions, and take astronauts to Mars in days to weeks rather than months. In 2011 the NASA engineering directorate created the Advanced propulsion team unofficially known as the “Eagleworks”. This rock star team of scientists and engineers are headed by Harold ‘Sonny’ White, engineer and applied physicist of NASA’s propulsion team at the Johnson space centre. The goal of the Eagle...