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  • Home found for orphaned seal

    04/09/2010 1:14:29 PM PDT · by Ready4Freddy · 25 replies · 620+ views
    AP via MSNBC ^ | 8:38 a.m. CT, Fri., April 9, 2010 | Associated Press
    SEWARD, Alaska - A rescue center in Alaska has taken in an orphaned baby seal that was still in the womb when a hunter killed its mother on Easter Sunday. The Alaska SeaLife Center says a subsistence hunter killed the pup's mother in a village on Nelson Island, in the Bering Sea. The hunter then realized there was a live pup inside the seal and successfully delivered it. The hunter's daughter found a hot line for the Seward rescue center and called to report the incident. Guided by center staff, a village teacher helped transport the pup to the local...
  • Ruling could benefit local SEALs in Iraq assault case

    03/27/2010 2:54:08 AM PDT · by csvset · 6 replies · 386+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | March 27, 2010 | Kate Wiltrout
    NORFOLK Prosecutors handling the courts-martial of two local Navy SEALs charged with not stopping a teammate's alleged assault on an Iraqi detainee faced another setback Friday. Cmdr. Tierney Carlos agreed to exclude a statement made by one of the SEALs to the special agent investigating the allegations in September because the agent didn't advise him of his right to remain silent. As a result, one of two charges against Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Keefe likely will be dropped. The charges against the three SEALs have sparked protests and calls from some in Congress for the cases to be dismissed....
  • Seal meat to be on menu at Canadian Parliament

    03/09/2010 7:46:01 AM PST · by george76 · 35 replies · 495+ views
    Reuters ^ | March 08, 2010
    Canada's parliamentary restaurant will be serving seal meat on Wednesday in a gesture of defiance aimed at a European Union ban on imports of seal products. Canada's Conservative government says it will fight the EU ban, which was imposed last July ... A dish of double-smoked bacon-wrapped seal loin in a port reduction will be on the menu... All political parties will have the opportunity to demonstrate to the international community the solidarity of the Canadian Parliament behind those who earn a living from the seal hunt
  • Canadian Leaders Tuck Into ‘Seal Meal’ to Defy EU Ban Over Annual Slaughter

    03/10/2010 12:13:21 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies · 363+ views
    The Times ^ | March 10, 2010 | James Bone
    Canadian lawmakers are to protest against the European Union’s ban on seal imports today — with their stomachs. About 30 senators, MPs and provincial ministers will gather in the parliamentary dining room in Ottawa to feast on seal meat in a rebuke to opponents of the country’s annual seal cull. The menu, prepared by the parliamentary chef, features hors d’oeuvres of sliced seal sausage and a main course of bacon-wrapped seal loin in a port reduction. “It will be the first time for most of them — especially in a very exquisite way, cooking it with port,” Céline Hervieux-Payette, the...
  • New airlock mini-sub for US Navy SEAL 'operations'

    02/12/2010 3:44:50 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 30 replies · 1,026+ views
    The "A" Register ^ | 1/11/2010 | The "A" Register
    The US Navy SEALs, America's secretive frogman-commando elite, are to get a new and enlarged pocket submarine which will allow them to travel most of the way to an objective inside in the dry and then exit through an airlock before swimming on for their final approach. Ordinary "wet" SDV mini-sub in action. The SEALs and comparable elite forces such as the British SBS have long used "wet" Swimmer Delivery Vehicles (SDVs) to approach an objective below the waves, allowing them to move faster and further than an unaided frogman can. With a normal SDV, the frog-trooper isn't inside a...
  • G7 to get real taste of what sealing means to the North

    02/02/2010 5:22:48 PM PST · by fanfan · 3 replies · 181+ views
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Tuesday, Feb. 02 | Bill Curry
    ~snip~ The chairs the ministers will use during a private meeting in Nunavut's legislature are upholstered in shiny sealskin. The servers will sport sealskin hairpins. Seal vests and mitts will be given as gifts. And Saturday's evening feast at the local school will be an Inuit “country” supper of meats and fish from the land and sea, some of it served raw. Seal is on the menu. Take that, PETA. ~snip~ The Inuit have so far lost out to the high-profile campaigns of animal rights groups like PETA, who make effective use of celebrity supporters such as Paul McCartney. ~snip~...
  • Seal soon on the menu at Parliamentary Restaurant

    11/17/2009 7:16:09 PM PST · by Clive · 13 replies · 2,247+ views
    OTTAWA -- The Parliamentary Restaurant will soon serve seal meat to anyone with a taste for game - and controversy. Hull-Aylmer MP Marcel Proulx confirmed the addition to the menu is just awaiting hunting season, and should arrive in the new year. This is the second time the restaurant has tried to carry seal meat, he said. "In 2008 there had been a request [for seal] from a couple of senators. The problem was they could not find a supplier. "Now the chef, I understand, has found a supplier in the Magdalen Islands. I think, because of the hunting season,...
  • A National Geographic Photographer’s Incredible Arctic Experience

    11/17/2009 3:36:31 AM PST · by Daffynition · 24 replies · 1,685+ views ^ | November 16, 2009 | Michael Zhang
    Here’s a video that’s going viral on YouTube. National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen traveled to Antarctica to photograph leopard seals in the water. After arriving, they came across one of the largest leopard seals his experienced guide had ever seen. What happened next you’ll have to see to believe: VIDEO LINK For more on this event, you can read this interview with Paul Nicklen, and check out the photographs that resulted in this gallery.
  • Celebrating Our Veterans

    11/14/2009 12:56:21 PM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies · 600+ views ^ | November 14, 2009 | Ben Shapiro
    On Dec. 4, 2009, the radical Hollywood left is poised to release its latest tribute to the men and women of the armed services, entitled "Brothers." The film stars Tobey Maguire as a military man serving in Afghanistan. When he is presumed killed in action, his wife, played by Natalie Portman, has an affair with his brother, played by Jake Gyllenhaal. Naturally, Maguire shows up at home with a tremendous case of post-traumatic disorder -- which, if we are to judge from the trailer, causes him to fire weapons at random and physically abuse his wife. "Brothers" follows hot on...
  • SEALs wounded in Afghanistan--prayer thread [Update at Post #108]

    11/01/2009 4:49:02 PM PST · by Travis McGee · 158 replies · 4,117+ views
    Nov. 1, 2009 | Travis McGee
    Yesterday, a squad of Navy SEALs engaged in combat operations in Afghanstan had several men badly wounded by RPG explosions. Freeper "Wardaddy" is related to one of them. Navy SEAL Bryan Stuart is Wardaddy's close cousin's son. He has been medevaced to Germany for surgery. Other details are sketchy as of yet.
  • Female Navy SEALs? Only In Hollywood!

    10/02/2009 8:49:14 PM PDT · by Saije · 48 replies · 3,312+ views
    US Navy Seals Blog ^ | 10/2/2009 | USNavySeals
    To day this day it stands true that there are no women in the Navy SEALs. This has been debated by many “equal rights” groups who claim that this is a sexist law. However, there has never been a woman who could pass the strenuous physical aspects of Navy SEAL training. In fact, there has never been a woman who has qualified to even be considered to enter BUD/S Training. Though this is true of the United States Navy, it’s not true where film is concerned. Specifically for the 1997 Ridley Scott film G.I. Jane, wherein, Demi Moore plays a...
  • Reminder to Tyrants: Great Seal of Virginia

    09/03/2009 11:18:36 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 12 replies · 872+ views
    Netstate ^ | Long ago | General Information
    Sic Semper TyrannisRoman mythology defines the unique Great Seal of Virginia. The obverse of the seal features the Roman goddess Virtus standing over a defeated opponent. Virtus is dressed in Amazonian garb, and holds a spear and a sheathed sword. She represents the virtues of heroism, righteousness, freedom, and valor. She stands in a classical victor's pose over a fallen tyrannical foe, whose crown lies on the ground. The state's motto "Sic Semper Tyrannis" ("Thus Always to Tyrants") appears at the lower edge. The seal was approved at Virginia's 1776 Constitutional Convention, and the principal designer is said to have...
  • Ex-Navy Seal building a fitness empire

    08/28/2009 3:11:25 PM PDT · by csvset · 2 replies · 781+ views
    SFGATE ^ | August 28, 2009 | Janny Hu
    Randy Hetrick had a problem. As a special ops squadron commander deploying on ships, submarines and safe houses, he needed a way to keep his team in world-class shape without having access to world-class gyms. So during a deployment in Southeast Asia, Hetrick grabbed some parachute webbing and began stitching away. He anchored the straps, and, using his body weight for resistance, started doing presses. And flys. And curls. The prototype for his TRX Suspension Trainer was born, and since hitting the market in 2005, the portable straps have recorded more than $20 million in sales. "This thing has become...
  • Ex-S.D. [San Diego] sailor allegedly linked to terror suspect [may have passed secrets to Jihadis]

    08/07/2004 10:14:21 AM PDT · by John Jorsett · 15 replies · 826+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | August 7, 2004 | James W. Crawley
    Investigators are trying to determine whether a San Diego sailor passed Navy secrets about security weaknesses and warship movements to a British man accused of having terrorist links, according to court documents unsealed yesterday. E-mail messages from the unnamed sailor, sent in late 2000 and 2001 before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, were found in December in computer files belonging to Babar Ahmad, who was detained Wednesday in London, according to the 31-page arrest affidavit. The computer files contained details about security arrangements and movements of the San Diego-based Constellation carrier battle group, which included the destroyer Benfold, on which...
  • Canadian Chefs Serve Seal, With a Side of Controversy

    07/02/2009 4:58:27 PM PDT · by mojito · 11 replies · 1,009+ views
    NYT ^ | 6/30/2009 | Micheline Maynard
    ONE evening last week, almost every seat was occupied at Au Cinquième Péché, a bistro in the bustling neighborhood called the Plateau. And almost every table was sampling an appetizer plate that included a specialty of the restaurant’s French-born chef, Benoît Lenglet: a seared, rare loin, dark red in color, with a texture and taste akin to beef tenderloin. But the meat was not beef. It was seal. Across town, at Les Îles en Ville, Andrée Garcia, an owner and chef, has elevated seal from an occasional specialty to a regular feature. The most frequent preparation there, Ms. Garcia said,...
  • CONTROVERSY: Jean chows down on cooked seal Governor general's meal rankles bleeding hearts

    05/27/2009 5:02:23 PM PDT · by maccaca · 27 replies · 942+ views
    Images of Canada's governor general chowing down on a chunk of raw seal flesh have unleashed outrage from animal welfare groups but praise from supporters of the seal hunt. Gov. Gen. Michaelle Jean grossed out many Canadians when she popped a piece of bloody seal heart into her mouth during an official visit to Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, on Monday. "I'm extremely embarrassed to be associated with a governor general of my country eating raw seal meat in that manner. It's barbaric," said Paul Watson, founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. "I wonder what the Queen would think about that."...
  • San Diego to blast seals from beach with dog noise

    05/24/2009 2:18:39 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 20 replies · 1,034+ views
    SAN DIEGO — Officials in San Diego who want to prevent seals from taking over a popular beach are hoping that a dog's bark is worse than its bite. The San Diego Union-Tribune reported Saturday that the city will seek court approval next week for a plan to use recordings of barking dogs at Children's Pool beach in La Jolla . The city hopes the recordings will disperse about 200 seals. The plan will cost nearly $700,000 a year. Marine experts say the seals likely will adjust to the noise, but city officials say their backup plan is to add...
  • Navy Seal Pirate Shooting Update: Gertz Says His Pentagon Sources Didn't Lie

    05/06/2009 11:24:09 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 20 replies · 2,316+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-06-09 | Alec Rawls
    Background Joe Miller at Annenberg FactCheck says he was told by the Pentagon that the USS Bainbridge arrived at the hijacking of the Maersk Alabama on Friday February 10th and that authorization to send in the first SEAL team came at 8:00PM that night, rebutting a purported word-of-sailor report of a 36 hour delay. But news reports on the 9th said that the Bainbridge actually arrived before dawn local time on THURSDAY. Since 8:00 P.M. Friday was 4:00AM Saturday in Somalia, that would make the actual delay, local time to local time, about 48 hours. Bill Gertz at the Washington...
  • 'Missing link' fossil seal walked

    04/22/2009 2:09:09 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 13 replies · 1,231+ views
    bbc ^ | 22 April 2009 | Richard Black
    It may look like a cross between a seal and an otter; but an Arctic fossil could, scientists say, hold the secret of seal evolution in its feet. A skeleton unearthed in northern Canada shows a creature with feet that were probably webbed, but were not flippers. Writing in the journal Nature, scientists suggest the 23 million-year-old proto-seal would have walked on land and swum in fresh water. It is the oldest seal ancestor found so far and has been named Pujilla darwini.
  • Analysis: Obama beats first national security test

    04/13/2009 11:55:31 AM PDT · by milwguy · 59 replies · 1,896+ views
    yahoo ^ | 4/13/2009 | JENNIFER LOVEN
    The U.S. economy is showing only glimmers of life and two costly wars remain in the balance, but President Barack Obama's "no drama" handling of the Indian Ocean hostage crisis proved a big win for his administration in one of its first critical national security tests. Obama's two quiet backstage decisions to authorize the Defense Department to take necessary action if Capt. Richard Phillips' life was in imminent danger gave a Navy commander the go-ahead to order snipers to fire on the pirates holding the cargo ship captain at gunpoint