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  • Birds of pray: Doves released in the Vatican as a gesture of peace are immediately ATTACKED…

    01/26/2014 3:50:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 10:22 EST, 26 January 2014 | Mark Duell
    Two white doves released by children standing alongside Pope Francis as a peace gesture today were attacked by other birds. As tens of thousands of people watched in St. Peter’s Square, a seagull and a large black crow swept down on the doves right after they were set free from an open window of the Apostolic Palace. One dove lost some feathers as it broke free from the gull. But the crow pecked repeatedly at the other dove. It was not clear what happened to the doves as they flew off. …
  • Russia wants Steven Seagal to reform U.S. gun laws (To Sell More Guns)

    03/20/2013 8:28:14 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 27 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 5:10 PM | John Hudson
    Action movie star, fitness guru, animal rights activist, and Dalai Lama enthusiast Steven Seagal may be adding the job title "gun lobbyist" to his name if Russia has its way. Today, the country's Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin formally asked the martial arts star to lobby for fewer restrictions on the sale of Russian rifles inside the United States. "Your connections within the American establishment could help resolve this issue," Rogozin told Seagal, according to The Moscow Times. The Kremlin is for real: " Rogozin said his question concerns a 1996 U.S. government regulation allowing Russia and other former Soviet...
  • Steven Seagull returns to Duluth motel

    05/17/2010 3:04:26 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 11 replies · 652+ views
    Grand Forks Herald ^ | 5-15-10 | ap
    DULUTH — A ring-billed gull with a taste for doughnuts has returned for the ninth straight year to the Super 8 motel in Duluth, and he’s brought some friends. The Duluth News Tribune reported that the bird, known at Steven Seagull, still taps on the glass door of the motel every morning looking for doughnuts.
  • Seagull invades Australian news bulletin

    10/23/2009 1:06:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 467+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | 10/23/09 | Channel Nine
    Peter Hitchener, who was broadcasting on Channel Nine, somehow managed to keep a straight face despite the sudden appearance of the gull. It loomed large on the screen behind him after it wandered in front of a camera used to film a Melbourne backdrop for the studio. The timing could not have been worse as Hitchener was trying read a story about organised crime in the city. "I was reading away and it was a serious story, and I suddenly thought 'Oh my gosh, that seagull's back again', because we had a bit of a problem last night," Hitchener told...
  • The rise of the urban seagull (UK)

    01/03/2009 6:27:48 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 49 replies · 2,401+ views
    timesonline ^ | January 4, 2009
    Seagulls are thriving in cities attacking people, deafening residents, damaging buildings, spreading panic and disease. By 2014 there could be as many as 6m of this new urban menace From a distance, the landscape looks like a tranquil slice of rural England. Pudding-shaped hills, green valleys rimmed with autumn-coloured trees. But there is something odd. Maybe half a mile away there is a brilliant white stripe against the slate-grey sky. One moment it is a thin spiral, like a tornado. Then it sinks down, only to billow again like smoke from a volcano.
  • If This Thread is a Waste of Time, why did you log onto it?

    10/05/2008 9:01:23 PM PDT · by Kevmo · 54 replies · 876+ views
    Free Republic ^ | October 5, 2008 | kevmo
    I see it so often that someone logs onto a thread and proclaims it to be a waste of time that it begs the question: Why log onto the thread at all? Isn't it by definition a waste of time? We saw that a lot on Duncan Hunter threads, now on the certifigate threads. I'm sure there are some religion threads that would qualify. So I offer this thread where Freepers can log on and let other freepers which ones they consider to be a waste of time. Maybe at some point in time we'll have the capability to filter...
  • A mistake that didn't fly

    08/06/2007 11:16:12 AM PDT · by JZelle · 16 replies · 1,523+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 8-6-07 | Dick Heller
    Dave Winfield sat in a police station in Toronto and presumably pondered the bizarre business that had put him there. The date was Aug. 4, 1983, and the New York Yankees outfielder had committed the not quite cardinal sin of flipping a warmup baseball to a ball boy sitting near the Yankees bullpen in right-center field at old Exhibition Stadium in the middle of the fifth inning. The kid missed the ball ... but the ball didn't miss a sleeping seagull. It hit the visitor from Lake Ontario squarely in the head and immediately the bird — just like a...
  • Boston Window Washer Fired After Killing Sea Gull

    06/12/2006 8:25:10 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 85 replies · 1,878+ views
    CBS4 ^ | June 12, 2006
    BOSTON A high-rise window washer in Boston has been fired because he killed a sea gull on the job. Christopher Guay was washing windows at a building on Devonshire Street last Friday. He told WBZ Radio’s Carl Stevens he was being harassed by sea gulls.
  • Castaway

    09/25/2002 8:06:15 PM PDT · by ppaul · 17 replies · 398+ views
    Agence France Presse ^ | 9/25/02 | Marc Lavine
    LOS ANGELES, Sept 25 (AFP) - A castaway sailor has been rescued by the US Coast Guard after surviving nearly four months adrift at sea in a crippled boat by drinking rainwater and roasting turtles and seagulls, rescuers said Wednesday. Vietnamese immigrant Richard Van Pham, 62, drifted for almost 4,000 kilometers (2,500 miles) after his 7.8 meter (26 foot) sailing boat got caught in a storm during what was supposed to have been a simple 35-kilometer (22-mile) pleasure cruise. The thin but healthy survivor, who set out from his home in Long Beach, California to the nearby resort island...