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  • EPA to Defy Judge [semi-satire]

    08/29/2015 6:39:04 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 Aug 2015 | John Semmens
    Judge Ralph Erickson of the District Court for the District of North Dakota granted plaintiffs an injunction against the Environmental Protection Agency's implementation of new navigable waterways regulations that were set for immediate enforcement. The EPA's new regulations would have extended its authority over every body of water within the United States including rain runoff, temporary puddles, and spillage from yard sprinklers and driveways where home owners wash their vehicles. The Judge observed that "it seems extremely improbable that the proposed EPA authority could conceivably apply to the so-called 'navigable waterways' described. As such, the 13 states suing the EPA...
  • Silencerco - The Doom of Boom

    08/25/2015 10:18:57 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 12 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 8/25/2015 | Troy Taysom
    Guns have been around in one form or another for 800 years. Much has changed, but the firearms industry cannot be accused of being on the leading edge of technology. The 1911 handgun is still widely used and adored, as is the AR-15. The 1911 by its name alone tells you that it has passed the century mark, and the AR-15 is more than 50 years old. These are just two examples of the antiquated technology employed by most firearms industry manufacturers; but not all of them. THE BEGINNINGWhat happens when a newcomer to the industry combines tradition with cutting-edge...
  • California’s Water Crisis

    08/10/2015 4:09:18 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/10/15 | Jack Dini
    There's much more to California's drought than lack of rain. California is currently in the grip of one of the worst droughts in state history. Gov. Jerry Brown has signed an executive order that imposes water restrictions on residents, businesses, and farms across the state. While the state is clearly experiencing this drought, the extreme weather shortages are an ongoing and man-made human tragedy—one that has been brought on by overzealous liberal environmentalists who continue to devalue the lives and livelihoods of California residents in pursuit of their own agenda. It comes down to this: which do we think is...
  • STENCH AND THE CITY: SF’S SUMMER OF URINE ["They’ve Put A Pissoir In Dolores Park"]

    08/10/2015 1:49:16 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 28 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | August 10, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    STENCH AND THE CITY: SF’S SUMMER OF URINE If you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to… plug your nose. By Debra J. Saunders – 8.10.15 How bad is the urine situation in San Francisco? This is not a joke: Monday night, a light pole corroded by urine collapsed and crashed onto a car, narrowly missing the driver. The smell is worse than I have known since I started working for The Chronicle in 1992. It hits your nose on the BART escalator before you reach Market Street. That sour smell can bake for blocks where street people sleep wrapped...
  • Open Carry at Meteor Crater Rim

    08/10/2015 5:59:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    When I was on vacation to the Meteor Crater in Arizona, I open carried into the museum and display area, and on the tour.  The guard/ticket seller at the front entrance never blinked.  I listened to the tour guide tell us of some of the history, and I asked a question or two.  I must have caught the attention of a presumably Navajo grandmother with her family.  She might have been my age, give or take a few years. She asked me if I believed what the tour guide had told us.  I said that I believed most of...
  • Does Michelle Obama’s private family safari stand in the way of lion killer’s extradition?

    08/06/2015 7:21:10 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/06/15 | Judi McLeod
    Animal lovers should not wait for Barack Obama to avenge Cecil the Lion's death. Obama knows that it is not only the Walter Palmers of this world who get to go off on safaris Any serious attempts by the Obama administration to extradite Cecil the Lion killer Walter Palmer would be more far more laughable than laudable. When Michelle Obama took herself off on safari at the Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa in June of 2011—with her personal hairdresser and makeup artist in tow—she was hunting publicity rather than big game. But Michelle went off on safari all the...
  • Getting K9 Hunters Back In Shape

    08/06/2015 6:44:46 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 4 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 8/6/2015 | S Haugen
    I sat back inquisitively, watching in amazement as Howard Meyer of Chipewa Kennels and dog trainer, handled his dogs with utmost patience. “C’mon, Violet, get in, get in here,” Meyer encouraged in a soft voice. Sure enough, Violet waded into the water and got into the canoe on her own. As Meyer began paddling across the small river, two other adult dogs followed, swimming by his side. Two pups, eight-month-old brothers, hesitated at first, but their anticipation mounted the further away Meyer and the other dogs got. “C’mon, hop in … C’mon,” Meyer kept enticing the pups in his calm...
  • The Transatlantic Race and the Mystery of the Sea.

    08/01/2015 9:48:02 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 14 replies
    A Continuous Lean ^ | 7/29/15 | Jared Paul Stern
    The Transatlantic Race and the Mystery of the Sea. Jul 29th, 2015 | Categories: Jared Paul Stern, Sports | by Jared Paul Stern With a course of nearly 3,000 miles from Newport, R.I., to Lizard Point on the southwestern corner of England, the Transatlantic Race is the world’s oldest trans-oceanic yacht race and one of the ultimate tests of a sailor’s skill. Nearly 50 boats running the gamut from 40-footers to superyachts, and modern racing machines to 100-year-old classics from all over the world competed in the 2015 edition which just wrapped up. Chicago-based Bryon Ehrhart’s Reichel/Pugh 63’ Lucky was...
  • Ted Nugent Expresses Support for Man Who Killed Lion

    07/31/2015 11:43:22 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 46 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | Jul 31, 2015 | ap
    Rocker Ted Nugent says he supports an American dentist who killed a protected lion in Zimbabwe. In an interview with the Rita Cosby Show on WABC radio in New York, Nugent railed against people who are upset about the killing, saying the outrage is because the lion was given a name, Cecil. He said getting upset about Cecil but not other lions "is disingenuous and tragically dishonest."
  • Inside Battle Comp - Staying on Target

    07/28/2015 7:21:19 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 1 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/28/2015 | Danielle Breteau
    Sometimes companies seem to appear overnight, or spontaneously come up with a solution to a problem you didn’t even know you had. In these scenarios people should remember that the spotlight only shines on those who have made the grade. The work, pain, risk, heart and drive to get to that point rarely attracts focus. Battle Comp Enterprises, maker of compensators, is one of these companies, although I might be several years too late bringing about that point. Nonetheless, not only did they appear onstage in 2010, but they have managed, against all national economic challenges, to grow and continue...
  • Getting Past The Obstacles In Gun Training for Girls

    07/15/2015 10:18:09 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 11 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/15/2015 | Robert Campbell
    Women are not a minority in America, gentlemen. There are some 6 million more of them than us – perhaps even a few more since 2010’s census, where that stat comes from. Many female shooters are interested in the shooting sports as well as personal defense. If you are in a gun-related sales field, you would do well to treat them well. If you are a professional trainer, you must be alert to the nuances and differences of the female thought process. To ignore this significant portion of the shooting fraternity/sorority is a disservice to all concerned. I am going...
  • Think you can Handle this type of Long Range Shooting Competition?

    07/08/2015 12:28:13 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 10 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/8/2015 | Robin Taylor
    Looking down from atop a three-story shooting tower, 12 steel targets stand out along a green hillside, each one further away than the last. They’re all challenging, and the furthest sits at 936 yards. When the buzzer sounds, you’ll have three minutes to shoot all 12. The problem is, you can’t actually see the targets yet. You’re starting at the bottom of the tower’s stairwell, carrying 200 rounds of ammunition, a coat, a gear bag, a sling, sunscreen, elbow pads, bipod, and a heavy sniper rifle. By the time you get to the top of those stairs and see the...
  • EPA Eyeing That Saturday Afternoon BBQ at the Park

    07/06/2015 12:31:31 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 33 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/1/2015 | Jack Spencer
    A resolution in the Michigan Senate sounds the alarm that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could soon be meddling with how outdoor barbecue-loving Americans prepare their food. Senate Concurrent Resolution 14 expresses opposition to EPA efforts to acquire a study that could lead to regulations on outdoor grills and barbecues. The EPA has commissioned a study intended, "To perform research and develop preventative technology that will reduce fine particulate emissions (PM2.5) from residential barbecues. This technology is intended to reduce air pollution as well as health hazards in Southern California, with potential for global application." Sen. Phil Pavlov, R-St. Clair,...
  • Cape Horn Fire near Bayview Idaho grows to 2,000 acres; Six homes destroyed

    07/06/2015 10:49:56 AM PDT · by Veto! · 30 replies
    KHQ Channel 6, Spokane ^ | July 6, 2015 | Matt Pusatory, KHQ Local News Web Producer
    UPDATE: 6:45 a.m. Monday: The Cape Horn Fire is now estimated to be around 2,000 acres. Crews have confirmed six homes have been destroyed, all on the eastern half of Cape Horn and containment is 0%. The fire spread rapidly overnight and evacuations have been issued by the Bonner County Sheriff's Office in the Cape Horn and Bayview areas using reverse 911.
  • North Carolina Sharks in Marine Protected Area

    07/03/2015 4:29:55 PM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 12 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | July 3, 2015 | Larry Walker, II
    Mid-Atlantic Shark Area Swim At Your Own Risk:: By: Larry Walker II ::If you follow the mainstream media, you would think the recent surge in shark attacks off the North Carolina coast is due to unusually warm water, a lack of rain causing increased salinity, or because more people are in the water than ever before, all of which is nonsense.In other words, they don’t have a clue. It might be more helpful to the public if the mainstream media simply stated the obvious and moved on to its next barrage of misinformation.So what is causing the uptick in...
  • Hail, heavy rains pound Sierra Vista

    07/02/2015 7:22:04 AM PDT · by SandRat · 20 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — Tuesday’s storm dropped marble-sized hailstones and more than an inch of rain on many parts of Sierra Vista, flooding streets and contributing to a rollover injury accident near the airport. It was just after 7 p.m. when Sierra Vista police received a report of a single-vehicle rollover on Highway 90 near Airport Road.
  • Donor Says Girl Scouts Can’t Use $100K Gift for Transgender Girls

    06/30/2015 1:23:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Seattle Met ^ | June 29, 2015 | Matthew Halverson
    So the organization gave the money back. And now they want your help. A $50,000 donation is cause for celebration at the Queen Anne offices of the Girl Scouts of Western Washington. “We have these little clapper thingies, and the clappers go mad when we get that kind of gift,” says the council’s CEO, Megan Ferland. So when Ferland came back to the office earlier this spring and announced that she’d just landed a $100,000 donation, the place went mad. Not only did it represent nearly a quarter of the council’s annual fundraising goal, it would pay to send 500...
  • On the Range: Mars vs Venus

    06/24/2015 8:16:59 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 8 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 6/24/2015 | Tatiana Whitlock
    When it comes to who is the better shooter and why, men or women, the iconic Irving Berlin duet from Annie Get Your Gun immediately springs to mind. “Anything you can do I can do better! I can do anything better than you” is sung while Annie Oakley and Frank Butler prepare for the climactic sharpshooting contest in the classic Broadway musical. For an object as functionally gender-neutral as a gun, why is it that each of the sexes assumes they are better adept at mastering it? Any quality instructor will tell you the real weapon is not the gun....
  • Why You Need an Adjustable Gas Block for your AR

    06/23/2015 10:05:16 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 28 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 6/23/2015 | Brian Hormberg
    Did you know that replacing the factory gas block on your AR-15 with an adjustable gas block can improve your rifle’s performance? Let's backup, What is a Gas Block?The typical factory gas block is pinned onto the barrel in front of the polymer handguard as part of the front sight assembly. If your rifle features a free-float aluminum handguard, then the gas block is typically a low-profile type that fits under that handguard. The job of the gas block is to take some of the hot gas from behind the bullet that comes through a gas port in the barrel,...
  • Need Help identifying this Hawk/Raptor ~ Vanity

    06/21/2015 6:09:41 PM PDT · by GraceG · 122 replies
    So across my street there is Hawk or big Raptor type bird that lives in a tree, well this spring it had some hatch-lings and now they are flying around the nearby house shrieking and raising a ruckus, think the momma bird tossed them out of the nest as they can now fly. Wondering if any freeples out there have any idea what sort bird this is, I managed to get some up close pics of them. I need a few questions answered. 1. Will they damage my property? 2. Will they kill the squirrels that actually do damage my...
  • Why I Like 9mm

    06/18/2015 10:31:19 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 106 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 6/18/2015 | John Johnston
    When I used to work at a gun store I was frequently asked what caliber was best for any given situation. It would have been nice if there had been some sort of magic death ray that I could have suggested, but there isn’t, and most people have a pretty flawed understanding of what actually happens when a bullet interacts with a human target. Here’s my take on it and personal reasoning behind selecting a 9mm round. For starters let’s examine a couple of concepts that don’t actually exist in the scientific world but everyone talks about anyway. I’m going...
  • What is Ballistic Radio?

    06/15/2015 1:23:18 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 6 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 6/15/2015 | D Breteau
    When I first heard about something called Ballistic Radio, which doesn’t sound like two words that go together, I did what anyone would do: I Googled it! One of the first websites I landed on was for the Ballistic Radio Youtube Channel. The description? “A channel that is dedicated to making the Internet cry by destroying popular gun and shooting myths.” I immediately needed to know more. “I don’t want there to be any stupid gun owners.”John M. Johnston is the owner and host of Ballistic Radio. Johnston may not be what you would think when you visualize a guy...
  • trying to identify (photographer's?) weighted clamp on canopy (tent) pole

    06/14/2015 6:32:07 PM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 24 replies
    self | 6/14/15 | NewJerseyJoe
    Does anyone recognize this? It's a weighted clamp, used by a vendor at the farmers market to hold down his tent from blowing away. He said he got it from a photographers' supply -- that it's something photographers use to keep their equipment steady in outdoor shooting conditions. I'm trying to buy something like this, but I can't look for it until I know what it's called. Thanks....
  • Be prepared for Preppers (Smell his disdain?)

    06/12/2015 10:59:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    Pique Magazine ^ | June 11, 2015 | Leslie Anthony
    End game Survivalist bunkers like this one are increasingly popular as Preppers await the next crisis. WTF is a prepper? You're probably asking yourself that right now, and I can't blame you. I posed that very question the first time I heard the word — shortly after determining it wasn't a euphemism for Sous Chef or a malapropism of "preppie." When the term was finally explained to me, I was, quite uncharacteristically, ecstatic that I hadn't previously had a clue. Believe me: like HarperCons™® (many of whom are also preppers — certainly in Alberta), these are people you don't want...
  • Air Pollution And Not-So-Premature-Deaths

    06/09/2015 3:03:10 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/09/15 | Jack Dini
    Scientific reality: PM2.5 does not kill anyone. The EPA's claims of PM2.5 lethality rank among the most nonsensical fraudulent and readily disprovable scientific claims ever. Chinese cities have some of the worst air pollution in the world. Two are Xi’an and Shanghai. Yet reports claim life expectancy in both these cities is higher than the US. According to a 2012 report, even though the air in Xi’an is, on average, 9-10 times more polluted in terms of PM2.5 particles than the median PM2.5 levels of the two most polluted cities in a 112 US city study (Rubidoux, CA and Los...
  • Salmon Fishing Low Tech Forecasting

    06/09/2015 1:49:39 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 2 replies
    Northwest Sportsman Mag ^ | 6/9/2015 | Andy Schneider
    “Red sky at night, sailors’ delight. Red sky in morning, sailors take warning.” This rhyming lore has been around for at least a couple millennia, serving seafarers in port and on the open ocean when they needed something that passed for a forecast. And while we may discount it in today’s modern world – what with all of our high-tech satellite imagery, anchored weather buoys, Doppler radar and suites of computer forecasting ensembles – there still is some truth to the saying. I’m no meteorologist, but the nut is that it has to do with areas of high pressure being...
  • Cruz May Require Background Check Before Letting Supporter Shoot With Him

    06/06/2015 4:33:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Talking Points Memo's TPM DC ^ | June 6, 2015 | Brendan James
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) plans to take one lucky supporter with him on an upcoming "shooting excursion" as part of a recently launched fundraiser and sweepstakes for his presidential campaign. But there's a catch: the winner may have to endure a background check first. The caveat is an interesting one given that Cruz helped lead the effort to defeat a 2013 bill that would have expanded background checks for gun sales nationwide. The bill, which was championed by President Obama in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, ultimately went down after an intense lobbying effort from pro-gun...
  • Sen. Whitehouse: Bring RICO Charges Against Climate Wrongthink

    06/05/2015 9:43:27 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | June 5, 2015 | Walter Olson
    Sen. Whitehouse: Bring RICO Charges Against Climate Wrongthink By Walter Olson on 6.5.15 Another step toward criminalizing advocacy: writing in the Washington Post, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) urges the U.S. Department of Justice to consider filing a racketeering suit against the oil and coal industries for having promoted wrongful thinking on climate change, with the activities of “conservative policy” groups an apparent target of the investigation as well. A trial balloon, or perhaps an effort to prepare the ground for enforcement actions already afoot?
  • The Case For Invasive Species

    06/03/2015 5:04:20 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/03/15 | Jack Dini
    Water hyacinth in Africa, Zebra mussels in Lake Erie, Estuary of the San Francisco Bay For a long time, veteran environmental journalist Fred Pearce thought in stark terms about invasive species: they were evil interlopers spoiling pristine ‘natural’ ecosystems. Most conservationists and environmentalists share this view. But what if the traditional view of ecology is wrong—what if true environmentalists should be applauding the invaders? Fred Pearce acknowledges that there are horror stories about alien species disrupting ecosystems but most of the time the tens of thousands of introduced species usually swiftly die out or settle down and become model eco-citizens....
  • Environonsense—eco-faithful rant; DOD enforces EPA swiping water rights

    06/02/2015 10:31:19 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/02/15 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Environonsense pretty well covers the gamut from the moronic to the vile that eco-politics now exemplifies Begin with brainwashed college students absurdly demanding their institution of ‘higher learning’, Western Washington University, rescind the masters degree awarded a state senator for admitting being a “climate agnostic.” Sen. Doug Ericksen, who holds a degree in political science and environmental policy, seems to have used the term to illustrate how man-made climate change has become a religion rather than science-based theory. Evidently, that, along with his removing verbiage from legislation referring to climate change as being a threat to the state, was enough...
  • Crying over spilled milk — and traffic delays — in Mt. Airy, Md.

    05/31/2015 4:00:01 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 20, 2015 | Dana Hedgpeth
    Talk about crying over spilled milk. Authorities said an overturned tractor trailer spilled up to 6,000 gallons of milk onto a highway in Mt. Airy, Md., causing hours of delays on Wednesday morning. The incident happened about 6 a.m. on the eastbound side of Interstate 70. Milk spilled and at one point blocked all four lanes on the eastbound side. As of mid-morning, some of the lanes were getting by but traffic was reported to be heavy in the area. No one suffered major injuries.
  • Using the King’s Star Chamber to Smackdown Private Property Rights

    05/30/2015 2:44:20 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/30/15 | W.R. McAfee
    Control the water, control the land This is the largest, illegal, private property land grab in U.S. history Good EPA “laws” (read: “rules”, “regulations”) are long extinct, but if you had to pick one it would be the 1972 Clean Water Act (CWA) passed by congress four years after the Cuyahoga River in Ohio caught fire (Images for cuyahoga river fire burning—it wasn’t the first time) because of the pollution in it. The Act authorized the clean-up of this kind of mess in America’s navigable lakes, rivers, and streams, and prohibited further dumping of dangerous industrial chemicals, waste, and other...
  • Watch: Incredible Moment When Lightning Strikes This Church Caught On Camera

    05/28/2015 6:13:25 PM PDT · by lbryce · 11 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | May 28, 2015 | Staff
    Video contains brief strong language. Viewer discretion is advised. Several years after witnessing a bolt of lightning strike a church near his home, Grand Isle, Maine, teen Carl Bouley grabbed his camcorder during a recent storm in hopes of capturing a similar event. Sure enough, the lens was trained on St. Gerard-Mount Carmel Parish – the same church hit in 2007 – at the precise moment lightning struck its steeple.
  • Just looking at nature can help your brain work better, study finds

    05/26/2015 11:29:03 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 35 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | May 26, 2015 | Chris Mooney
    ... In a study published in the journal Environmental Psychology, the University of Melbourne’s Kate Lee and a group of colleagues found that interrupting a tedious, attention-demanding task with a 40-second “microbreak” — in which one simply looks at a computerized image of a green roof — improved focus as well as subsequent performance on the task.
  • The Man Who Grew His Own Forest

    When Jadav Payeng was 16 years old, he confronted a problem quite unlike those most teenagers devote their attention to. He lived in remote northeast India on Majuli Island, the largest river island in the world. Abnormal monsoon flooding was bombarding the island’s eastern side. It was rapidly eroding the landmass and stripping all vegetation from the remaining land. Jadav looked at the wasteland where lush forest had once stood, and made up his mind to reverse the trend. So he planted a tree. That was in 1979, and Jadav has continued planting trees, spreading seeds and nurturing the forest...
  • 3,400-pound shark Mary Lee continues to roam Virginia coast

    05/22/2015 12:05:31 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 25 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | May 21, 2015 | Rex Springston
    If you go take a dip off the Virginia coast this Memorial Day weekend, you could be swimming with a toothy, 3,400-pound buddy. Mary Lee, a 16-foot great white shark and an Internet sensation, is touring the Atlantic coast — sometimes close to shore.
  • USA vs. Mexico Women's Soccer

    05/17/2015 12:37:40 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 7 replies
    bleacherreport.com ^ | May 17, 2015 | Christopher Simpson
    Old rivals Mexico and the USA are coming head-to-head once again as both teams prepare for the 2015 Women's World Cup. For the U.S., the friendly is the second in a three-game send-off series before they head off to Canada. Both teams have selected their 23 players for their World Cup rosters, but the game is another chance to impress and stake a claim for a place in their starting XIs. Here's all the information you need to catch the game and a look at what to expect in this exciting clash.
  • Canada: Man Killed by Bear in British Columbia

    05/16/2015 1:05:46 PM PDT · by marktwain · 40 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Picture from From facebook.com/wardho Ward and Jami   A young Canadian was killed in what appears to be a predatory black bear attack in British Columbia, near Mckenzie, Canada.  From vancouverson.com: O'Connor slept outdoors Saturday night while his fiancée slept in their motorhome. After O'Connor's fiancée woke up Sunday she exited the motorhome, realized something was wrong and went to get help, said McLintock, in a news release. When RCMP and conservation officers arrived, they shot and killed one lone wolf and one male black bear that was about 300 pounds in weight.   300 pound black bear in...
  • Antarctic Sea Ice May Force Research Stations to Move

    05/12/2015 11:32:50 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 13 replies
    discovery.com ^ | May 12, 2015 | AFP
    Growing sea ice surrounding Antarctica could prompt scientists to consider relocating research stations on the continent, according to the operations manager of the Australian Antarctic Division. Rob Wooding said that resupplying Australia's Mawson Station -- the longest continuously operated outpost in Antarctica -- relied on access to a bay, a task increasingly complicated by sea ice blocking the way. "We are noticing that the sea ice situation is becoming more difficult," Wooding told a media briefing on Monday
  • Orphaned Kodiak brown bear cubs rescued by hunting guide

    05/09/2015 2:18:27 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 10 replies
    Alaska Dispatch ^ | Megan Edge
    Three 4-month-old Kodiak brown bear cubs were dehydrated, starving, cold, wet, exhausted and unprotected when a well-known hunting guide rescued them and put them up in his own cabin. Without his help, Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist Nate Svoboda said, the bears “probably wouldn’t have lasted another day.” On May 1, the cubs’ mother was killed by an unguided hunter, Fish and Game said. Alaska Wildlife Troopers are investigating the sow’s death. Although brown bear hunting in Kodiak is open through mid-May, it is never legal to kill a sow with cubs.
  • Bear activity closes Huachuca Canyon on fort.

    04/25/2015 10:39:56 AM PDT · by SandRat · 18 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — Huachuca Canyon, a popular location for hikers, runners and cyclists on Fort Huachcua, has been closed until further notice due to increased bear activity. On Thursday, a bear followed and charged hikers in the canyon and later approached cyclists. That same day, a mountain lion was spotted in the canyon.
  • 4.1 Earthquake in Nort Idaho

    04/23/2015 8:06:34 PM PDT · by Noumenon · 89 replies
    4/23/2015 | Noumenon
    Just experienced a 4.1 shaker located on the east shore of Lake Pend Oreille here in north Idaho at 7:32 PM PST. We were shaken, but not stirred. Noticed one brief almost imperceptable aftershock.
  • Glass Half Full: 13 Ways California’s Historic Drought Is Totally Awesome

    04/16/2015 11:11:29 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 18 replies
    sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com ^ | April 10, 2015 | Brandon Mercer
    The worst drought to hit California since the Middle Ages is already making indoor plumbing irrelevant in several Central Valley towns that exhausted their entire water supplies. Others are running low and rationing the precious resource. Despite the brown lawns and dire climate predictions, there’s always a silver lining to the non-existent rain cloud. Here’s why the glass is literally half-full:
  • My Promise To Ted Cruz: I'll Buy A Gun To Fight Government Tyranny If You Win

    04/16/2015 4:07:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    Crooks and Liars ^ | April 16, 2015 | Karoli
    I really mean that. I think Ted Cruz has about as much chance of winning the GOP nomination as he does of becoming a Democrat in the next six months, but on the outside chance that something about him caught with Republican voters, I'll take the pledge now. As Sahil Kapur at TPM notes, most Republican candidates run on pro-gun stances, but they usually steer clear of suggesting that people should use their guns to revolt against government. This makes sense when you think about it, given that candidates are asking people to vote them into government. "The 2nd Amendment...
  • Win An Afternoon of Shooting With Ted

    04/11/2015 8:09:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | April 11, 2015 | Fuzzy Slippers
    For a $25 donation. As campaigns work to amass the money they need to be successful, they often try a range of tactics from contests to raffles. A certain campaign has even been known to discount, deeply, their $5 raffle tickets when they weren’t selling. I think, though, that we have a winner: Ted Cruz ✔ @tedcruz Join me in Texas for an afternoon of shooting! Donate $25 or more here for your chance to win: http://www.tedcruz.org/donationlanding/winanafternoonofshooting/ … 11:32 AM - 11 Apr 2015 An afternoon of shooting with Ted Cruz in Texas? Way better than a thousand dollar copy...
  • Just Got Pummeled By Golf Ball Sized Hail

    04/08/2015 5:50:10 PM PDT · by lafroste · 54 replies
    4/8/15 | lafroste
    We just pummeled by hail, the worst I've ever seen. I am about 25 miles east of Raleigh. Anyone else experience this? Heavy rain, lots of lightening and lots of hail. Scared the bejeesus out of us.
  • Don’t be an April ‘Earth Month’ Fool

    03/31/2015 7:26:22 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/31/15 | Alan Caruba
    The Earth is not in peril, only the truth and common sense are. The annual calendar is filled with days and months designated for the purpose of calling attention to some event, personality, or cause. The U.S. celebrates the birthdays of Lincoln and Washington that fall close together. There’s Mother’s and Father’s Day, Labor Day and Veteran’s Day, Valentine’s, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Easter and Christmas. But who decided that April was “Earth Month” or that April 22 is “Earth Day”? Why are we expected to worship the planet that was here billions of years before we showed up and will...
  • Kids Around Guns: Bristol Palin’s Fiancé, Baby Daddy Levi Johnston Slammed For ‘Recklessness’

    03/30/2015 1:28:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Radar Online ^ | March 30, 2015
    Sarah Palin is an outspoken proponent of gun owners’ rights, but are her gun-friendly grandchildren at risk? After Bristol Palin’s fiancé, Dakota Meyer, and her baby daddy, Levi Johnston, both came under fire for posting photos of children with guns, RadarOnline.com spoke with the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. A spokesperson warned the families that this is a “teachable moment” and they have a responsibility not to promote an “attitude of recklessness.”(Five-photo-slide-show)
  • Access to Garden Canyon on fort closed. Monday starts renovation project

    03/29/2015 9:58:17 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Staff/HERALD REVIEW
    FORT HUACHUCA — Beginning Monday, the lower Garden Canyon Picnic Area will be closed to the public so it can be used as a staging area for heavy construction equipment needed to repair Garden Canyon Road, according to a press release from the Post Public Affairs Office. The road in Garden Canyon is in extremely poor shape after last year’s flood. It is hazardous in its current condition and the danger level will increase as heavy construction equipment moves in Monday to begin repairs, the release stated. For safety reasons, public access to Garden Canyon Road will now be further...
  • Gov’t could swallow your backyard for new national monuments

    03/25/2015 11:49:12 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/25/15 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Should university-bred legislators, government bureaucrats and environmentalists have their way, America, and much of the world by default, will go hungry Apparatus to attack public land use and private ownership is fully operational as the effort to create new national monuments rolls forward. Among recently proposed plans in California, U.S. representatives and environmentalists have carved out 360,000 acres of beautiful countryside, much of it productive, to stash away as natural “landscape.” Reviewing the map of the projected Berryessa Snow Mountain area to be cordoned off for limited, if not prohibited public use in sections, it’s easy to locate private tracts...