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  • 'They're taking over!': How New York's rat problem is worse than ever - and millions are..

    10/23/2015 3:11:18 PM PDT · by PROCON · 70 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct. 23, 2015
    When New Yorkers see something scurrying, they say something and that has brought rat complaints to the city's 311 hotline to a recent high of more than 24,000 so far this year, officials said on Thursday. 'The rats are taking over,' New York City comptroller Scott Stringer told Reuters. 'I'm a lifelong New Yorker and I've never seen it this bad... I see them on my way home, they're standing upright, they say, "Good morning, Mr Comptroller."' With more than two months of grumbling still left in 2015, rodent-related grievances were already at 24,375 as of Wednesday, said Mayor Bill...
  • Senate Undergoes Emergency Cleaning After Woman Drags In Bedbugs

    07/24/2014 5:15:39 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 40 replies
    The Mirror ^ | 7-24-16 | Betsy Rothstein
    The Architect of the Capitol took emergency measures Wednesday to handle a bed bug problem in a Senate Office Building, including closing off a restroom for a couple of days with yellow police tape. So watch out Senate aides and tourists approaching the sixth floor of the Dirksen Senate Office Building. Bedbugs are not easy to shake. The trouble began prior to a Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing held Wednesday in which some attendees—lobbyists, presumably—employed people to wait in line for them. This is a common practice and sources tell us it falls under the jurisdiction of the Rules Committee...
  • Catholic Charities seeks to house immigrant children in Baltimore County

    07/18/2014 4:42:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 7/17/2014 | Ian Duncan
    Catholic Charities wants to care for about 50 children from Central America at a campus in Baltimore County, seeking a role in the immigration crisis even though the consideration of other sites in Maryland has met with fierce local opposition.The organization plans to apply to federal officials to house the children at St. Vincent's Villa, a residential facility on Dulaney Valley Road, Catholic Charities head William J. McCarthy Jr. confirmed Thursday night.McCarthy said housing the children would amount to his organization doing its job. "Our role and our mission is to meet the needs of these children," he said. "This...
  • Islam is 2nd Largest Religion in Twenty US States (maps at linked site)

    07/07/2014 11:51:42 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 28 replies
    front page mag dot com ^ | June 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Islam is 2nd Largest Religion in Twenty US States June 6, 2014 by Daniel Greenfield 72 Comments Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century. Colonization can really sneak up on you. For now Islam is still a distant second to Christianity, but when you’re importing large numbers of immigrants whose main form of income is producing welfare cases, it won’t stay that way for long. Just look at Europe. Islam here is characterized...
  • Orlando, Fla ... Man Burns Down His Apartment to Kill Bug Infestation

    04/08/2014 7:36:48 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 32 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | April 7, 2014 | Jeff Weiner,
    Man started fire to burn bugs in 'deplorable' apartment, report states A man pulled from a fire on Sunday night told authorities that he started the blaze accidentally — while trying to burn the bugs in his apartment, the Orlando Police Department said. Orlando police and fire crews were called to the fire at an apartment building on Lakeview Street, near Lake Concord just north of downtown Orlando, about 11:30 p.m. The man was rescued from his burning apartment and taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center to be treated for smoke inhalation, according to Orlando police. An officer who checked...
  • Bedbugs an increasing concern at DNC hotels

    09/04/2012 6:04:21 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 59 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 4, 2012 | David Hill
    .........Hotels contacted by The Washington Times about bedbug reports either referred calls to their corporate headquarters or didn’t return messages. Charlotte has a long way to go before its bedbug levels approach cities such as New York, Cincinnati and Washington, D.C., where recent infestations have made national news, but a study this year by pest control company Orkin shows activity there has been on the rise. The survey, released in March, rated Charlotte as having the 33rd-most bedbug reports of any city in 2011. The list was topped by Cincinnati, Chicago and Detroit. By contrast, the GOP’s choice for its...
  • Spring-break hazard: bedbug infestation

    03/09/2012 6:55:20 AM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    The Arizona Daily Star ^ | March 9, 2012 | Bethany Barnes
    With spring break coming up, travelers may want to make sure they don't pick up the souvenir no one plans to take home - bedbugs. Bedbug cases have been increasing dramatically over the past three or four years, said Dawn Gouge, entomologist and associate professor at the University of Arizona. "Pretty much everywhere where anyone goes on vacation is where you'll find bedbugs," said Gouge, noting that even travelers who stay at high-end resorts can be exposed to the parasites.
  • VIDEO - The Horrific Muslim Infestation Of Britain - Luton, 2012

    02/25/2012 8:06:20 AM PST · by VU4G10 · 52 replies · 1+ views
    The Horrific Muslim Infestation Of Britain - Luton, 2012 - الإسلام
  • Stink bug spread worries growers across nation

    05/22/2011 3:10:09 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 128 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | May 20, 2011 | David Dishneau and Genaro C. Armas
    An insect with a voracious appetite, no domestic natural predators and a taste for everything from apples to lima beans has caused millions of dollars in crop damage and may just be getting started. The brown marmorated stink bug, a three-quarter-inch invader native to Asia, is believed to have been brought first to the Allentown, Pa., area in 1998. The bug began appearing in mid-Atlantic orchards in 2003-04 and exploded in number last year. This spring, stink bugs have been seen in 33 states, including every one east of the Mississippi River and as far west as California, Oregon and...
  • Set up for YOUR failure ZOT!

    02/17/2011 8:08:29 PM PST · by Setup4failure · 62 replies
    First Hand Referance | 20Feb2011 | MDA
    A HIGH LEVEL OF PISSEDTIVITY!!!!!!!!!! I would say. I was not surprised when I saw that the 121st Signal Battalion Of the 1st Infantry Division was dissbanned over-seas. With the frantinizing of the Officer's and Enlisted soilders threw all the ranks, the widespread drug use and GOD only knows what else.
  • Bed Bugs at the United Nations

    10/27/2010 10:36:16 AM PDT · by Opinionatedtoday · 26 replies
    marinkapeschmann.com ^ | Marinka Peschmann
    Bed bugs, the blood sucking seed-size insects that hide in walls, mattresses and clothes, have been discovered at the United Nations in New York City. Following is a note UN Correspondents received today regarding the UN bed bug infestation. NOTE TO CORRESPONDENTS In September 2009, a bed bug sniffing dog confirmed infestation on most floors of the Albano building. The whole building was fumigated on 19 September 2009 and repeated 2 weeks later. As is standard practice, 6 months later on 6 May 2010 the dog returned and indicated the presence of bed bugs. However, the dog is not able...
  • Reagan Building bedbugs: Pest control team dispatched to USAID offices

    10/01/2010 2:21:56 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 19 replies · 2+ views
    TBD ^ | October 1, 2010
    The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center is a post-9/11 fortress. If you don’t have proper clearance to get into the structure’s federal offices, you’ll get stopped and turned away. Bedbugs apparently get a pass.bA band of juvenile bedbugs has taken roost in an office suite in the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) tower of the Reagan Building, according to an e-mail obtained by TBD. USAID employees were told in the e-mail that they hadn’t received reports of bedbugs in other locations in the building.“Nevertheless, on Friday, October 1st, at 10:00, GSA will be utilizing a professional pest...
  • Nike flagship store shut down, latest store to have bedbugs bite ( NYC )

    09/18/2010 12:06:00 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    NEW YORK POST ^ | September 18, 2010 | GEORGETT ROBERTS and CATHY BURKE
    Nike’s tourist-friendly flagship store here is closed down because of bedbugs... Nike is the latest big retailer in Manhattan to get bit by the bedbug infestation. Abercrombie & Fitch also was shut down the bed bug infestation that is ravaging New York, as well as one Times Square theater.
  • Bedbugs crawl way into posh suburbs (MSM admits bedbugs arrived in U.S. on backs of illegal aliens!)

    08/25/2010 4:45:14 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 33 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 2010-08-25 | Christine McConville
    (snip) The tiny, reddish-brown parasites, which live on warm human blood, were once nearly extinct. But thanks to a growing resistance to pesticides, and an increasingly mobile human population, they’ve had a resurgence since the mid-1990s. For years, they’ve been enjoying city life, crawling out at night from all sorts of mattresses to feed. The difference now, exterminators said, is they’ve made sizable inroads into suburbia. (snip) In the past decade, most urban-dwelling bedbugs arrived on the backs of roaming college students or migrant workers from South and Central America.Once they settle and mate, their offspring will eventually set off...
  • What Spreads Faster Than Bedbugs? Social Stigma (you can thank the enviro-whackos for this one!)

    08/20/2010 7:33:23 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 40 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 2010-08-21 | Emily B. Hager
    Jeremy Sparig spent months fighting bedbugs. Now, to some people, he is like a mattress left on the street, something best avoided in these times. “They don’t want to hug you anymore; they don’t want you coming over,” said Mr. Sparig, of East Williamsburg, Brooklyn. “You’re like a leper.” At the Brooklyn district attorney’s office, which recently had a bedbug breakout, defense lawyers are skittish about visiting, and it is not because of the fierce prosecutors. Even Steven Smollens, a housing lawyer who has helped many tenants with bedbugs, has his guard up. Those clients are barred from his office....
  • Rodent Scurries By as Obama Lauds Wall Street Vote

    05/20/2010 6:31:33 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 84 replies · 2,135+ views
    NYTimes ^ | May 20th 2010
    Rodent Scurries By as Obama Lauds Wall Street Vote May 20, 2010 WASHINGTON (AP) -- In the midst of his battle with the titans of Wall Street, President Barack Obama was nearly upstaged by a rodent. Obama had just begun a Rose Garden statement lauding the end of a Senate filibuster on his financial overhaul when some kind of rodent dashed out of the bushes to his right, just outside the Oval Office. As photographers snapped away in the sun-drenched garden, the critter scurried straight past the gray podium with the presidential seal and made a bee-line for another set...
  • Aspen Trees Die Across the West

    05/18/2010 12:29:25 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 48 replies · 1,254+ views
    OnlineWSJ.com ^ | Oct. 15, 2010 | Stephanie Simon
    DENVER -- This should be the golden season across the West, when aspen paint hillsides in shades of fall.But a mysterious ailment -- or perhaps a combination of factors -- is killing hundreds of thousands of acres of the trees from Nevada, New Mexico and Arizona through Utah, Colorado, Wyoming and into Canada, according to the U.S. government and independent scientists. The aspen die-off comes on the heels of a pine-beetle invasion that has destroyed millions of acres of evergreens. Foresters expect to lose virtually every mature lodgepole pine in Colorado -- five million acres of them.
  • Mouse infestation closes Pa. Capitol cafeteria

    12/26/2009 6:23:13 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 23 replies · 1,152+ views
    hosted ^ | Dec 24
    <p>HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Why is the cafeteria at the Pennsylvania Capitol infested with mice?</p>
  • Islam's Dishonorable History (Islam like malignant cancer cells growing out of control)

    11/09/2009 10:58:34 AM PST · by doug from upland · 18 replies · 1,558+ views
    sullivan dash county dot com ^ | 11-2009 | Dr. Babu Suseelan
    ISLAM'S DISHONORABLE HISTORY by Dr. Babu Suseelan The Philosophies of Islam, Greece and the West Islam lays claim to a glorious history. Islam has seen victory after victory during their earlier conquest and destruction of ancient civilizations. This is merely an attempt to prettify itself a brilliant Islamic image in the eyes of innocent people. As a matter of fact, Islam has no glory to advertise at all. The most prominent characteristics of Islam is its eternal Jihad war. Establishment of Dar-ul-Islam has been Islam's highest goal since its inception. In recent years, Islam has been infiltrating every parts of...
  • The GOP Goes Viral [Meghan McCain]

    07/23/2009 1:29:30 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 11 replies · 759+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | 2009-07-23 | Meghan McCain
    A hilarious new Republican anti-tax YouTube video shows that, finally, Democrats and their lackeys (read: Jon Stewart) no longer own the Web. When I heard this week about a new pro-Republican, anti-tax video on YouTube, I was expecting something along the lines of the cringe-worthy “Young Conservative Rappers” featured everywhere from Mike Huckabee’s show on Fox to Bill Maher.

    05/17/2009 11:48:59 AM PDT · by Moseley · 69 replies · 2,126+ views
    US News and Views, www.USNewsAndViews.com ^ | May 17, 2009 | Jonathon Moseley
    The Republican Party certainly does require a "Big Tent" -- the kind of tent we sometimes see covering a house infested with termites. Unless conservatives can rid the GOP of Democrats hiding out in their midst, the Republican Party can never recover. Liberals are sapping the GOP's strength from within. It now seems that a looming divorce within the GOP has grown inevitable. Unless the Republican Party returns to its conservative principles, a number of conservatives will go on strike. They feel it is no longer acceptable for conservatives to do most of the hard work of winning elections, while...
  • China says U.S. Imports Unsafe

    08/27/2007 8:31:34 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies · 373+ views
    azconservative ^ | 25 Aug 2007 | John Semmens
    China said it had discovered many safety problems with products imported from the United States. "Inspection and quarantine units in various areas have discovered a large number of quality and safety problems with imports from the U.S.," said Chu En Lai, Quality Administrator of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine Administration. "We have reported this to the U.S. side and demanded that it look into the causes and adopt effective measures to ensure that a situation like this does not repeat itself." Chu explained that products from the U.S. lacked what he called “precautionary additives.” “For example, American products typically do...
  • Beetles devour Colorado forests ( and from Canada to Mexico )

    08/27/2007 8:19:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 64 replies · 1,292+ views
    An unstoppable wave could devastate 3 million acres of lodgepole pines. Mountain pine beetles are obliterating a forest that stretches from British Columbia to Mexico, and in the process are creating a hazard for fire, public safety and water supply. “What we’re looking at is an entire lodgepole pine forest dying right before our eyes,”... Severson described the problem to the Colorado Water Congress at its convention last week.... More than 22 million acres eventually will be destroyed in the American West. Meanwhile, the beetles are making their way across Canada toward the Atlantic Ocean as well. The lack of...
  • Illegal alien camps (government does nothing)

    06/11/2007 4:42:50 PM PDT · by M203M4 · 13 replies · 1,108+ views
    email ^ | 2007 | NBC4.tv
    Disgusting situation in San Diego (illegal alien brothels, etc). Government tells citizens to basically ESAD. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=al5Fwmowc8k
  • Bedbugs bounce back: Outbreaks in all 50 states

    04/09/2007 9:53:40 AM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 22 replies · 1,504+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 8, 2007 | Meredith May
    Walter has stopped hugging his friends. He is throwing out his clothes and furniture, and he rarely comes out of his Tenderloin hotel room anymore. He's not suicidal, but darn near. He has bedbugs. Nearly eradicated in the United States 50 years ago, resistant strains of "super" bedbugs are infesting mattresses at an alarming rate. In what's being touted as the biggest mystery in entomology, all 50 states are reporting outbreaks of the blood-sucking nocturnal critters. Pest control companies nationwide reported a 71 percent increase in bedbug calls between 2000 and 2005. Left alone, a few bedbugs can create a...
  • How to Tell If You've Got a Rat Problem

    11/07/2006 10:26:25 PM PST · by garjog · 9 replies · 874+ views
    Biorobotics ^ | by: TC Thorn
    Oh Rats! Older houses are most vulnerable to rats, but it's possible for them to crop up in just about any neighborhood. There are often large rat populations in the city, but apartment owners typically rarely see them since their landlords will typically take care of building maintenance, including unwelcome visitors. rats are more problematic to the average suburban homeowner. Here are some signs to look for to see if rats are living in or around your house: Rat Sounds: Rats are typically active at night. You might hear such indicators as the patter of paws, squeaks, or climbing sounds...
  • Underlying cause of massive pinyon pine die-off revealed

    10/11/2005 1:09:38 PM PDT · by cogitator · 49 replies · 1,468+ views
    EurekAlert ^ | October 10, 2005 | Mari N. Jensen
    The high heat that accompanied the recent drought was the underlying cause of death for millions of pinyon pines throughout the Southwest, according to new research. The resulting landscape change will affect the ecosystem for decades. Hotter temperatures coupled with drought are the type of event predicted by global climate change models. The new finding suggests big, fast changes in ecosystems may result from global climate change. "We documented a massive forest die-off -- and it's a concern because it's the type of thing we can expect more of with global warming," said research team leader David D. Breshears, a...
  • Hungry caterpillars - Massachusetts being devoured - One species is sated; 3 still ravaging leaves

    06/21/2005 4:12:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 58 replies · 1,932+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | June 21, 2005 | Megan Tench
    ......................''It's a very huge outbreak," Joseph Elkinton, an entomologist at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, said yesterday. ''The main thing going on is winter moths. Most of the defoliation you see on the South Shore and on Cape Cod is winter moths, and that caterpillar has finished its feeding." ......The infestation is not as severe in the Boston area as it is to the south, and it is not quite as bad as in the 1980s, when gypsy moth caterpillars were more widespread and were found everywhere from sidewalks to screen doors. Robert Childs, also an entomologist at UMass-Amherst,...
  • Women send up pink smoke to protest male-only conclave to elect pope

    04/19/2005 6:27:24 AM PDT · by mike182d · 174 replies · 14,403+ views
    CHICAGO (CNS) -- Before the cardinals locked into the Sistine Chapel had a chance to cast their first ballot April 18, a group protesting the lack of women's voices in the conclave gathered outside Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago to send up billows of bright pink smoke along with prayers for women to be heard. The event featured statements from several organizations supporting the ordination of women that called on the church to open its doors fully to women's participation. "At a time when young women are sold into slavery around the world, when war brings the rape of women,...
  • CBS mocks conservatives (their ratings higher than ever)

    10/28/2004 9:56:16 PM PDT · by soccer_linux_mozilla · 69 replies · 1,254+ views
    10-29-04 | me
    Today I overhead 2 guys sitting in front of me on a flight. They basically said that conservative threats of a CBS boycott are a joke. They said CBS has 3 of the top 5 rates shows.