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  • 50 Shades of Cultural Poison

    02/13/2015 6:58:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 59 replies ^ | February 13, 2015 | Mark Davis
    The electricity fairly crackles. Millions of supposedly self-respecting women are poised to breeze into movie theaters this weekend to immerse themselves in the filth that is “50 Shades of Grey.” If there is anything more depressing than that, it is the playful clucking of media anticipation, taking the tone that this is just a fun fantasy ride, just a flight of fancy, two hours of escape. It is more than that. It is evidence of a damaged society, a nation that thinks it is just swell to celebrate the story of a predatory billionaire punk who victimizes a tragically vulnerable...
  • South Korean cafe features two live sheep

    02/07/2015 2:12:23 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 34 replies
    UPI ^ | Feb. 6, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    SEOUL, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- The owner of a South Korean cafe where diners hang out with live sheep said business has been booming with the coming of the Year of the Sheep. -snip- The cafe owner said many South Koreans are seeking to spend time around sheep during the year, and his business offers an easier alternative than traveling out to a rural sheep farm.
  • Ram shot and killed after attempted Thanksgiving day doorbuster

    12/01/2014 12:09:32 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 54 replies ^ | December 01, 2014 | Ben Freed
    A Whitmore Lake family had to grab life by the horns on Thanksgiving when a ram nearly forced its way into their home. Shortly after finishing Thanksgiving dinner with his family, Mike Richards went to take his dog for a walk when a movement caught his eye. As he exited his garage, he saw a large ram grazing on the grass in front of his house. "I ran back inside and I said to my wife, 'Paula, you'll never guess what's in the front yard,' " he said. "We both went outside, the dog was still outside, and as soon...
  • Ewe: Fresno State student arrested in sheep sexual assault

    11/15/2014 10:00:45 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 107 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 14, 2014 | By Kale Williams
    A Fresno State University student is facing sexual assault charges and a sheep is being monitored by veterinarians after a bizarre incident at the Central Valley school, ABC7 Los Angeles reported. What is being referred to as the “sheep incident” has shaken up Fresno State after a student heard noises coming from a barn and found a 23-year-old man having sex with one of the ewes. The unidentified student responsible for the deed told police he had drank alcohol and was stressed out about a midterm, but offered up no other defense of his actions.
  • Who Will Rescue the Lost Sheep of the Lonely Revolution?

    11/06/2014 7:22:05 PM PST · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | November 6, 2014 | Anthony Esolen
    Forgive me, Lord, if I use your words for an admonitory parable. You said to the Pharisees, “What man among you, having a hundred sheep, and learning that one of them has wandered into the wilderness, will not leave the ninety nine and go after the lost sheep? And when he has found it, will he not call his friends and say, Rejoice with me, for I have found the sheep that was lost?” That is why you came among us, to call sinners back to the fold. Not to pet and stroke them for being sinners, because that is...
  • Teacher’s plastic pirate sword leads to school lockdown

    10/02/2014 3:44:46 AM PDT · by markomalley · 39 replies
    EAG News ^ | 10/2/2014 | KYLE OLSON
    Guns and rumors of guns aren’t the only things that will cause schools to go into lockdown mode. Costumes – complete with plastic sword – apparently will do it, too.Four schools in Onslow County, North Carolina were sent into police lockdown when a cafeteria worker panicked when the employee saw someone dressed like a pirate.It was “International Talk Like A Pirate Day” and one school employee apparently decided to take it one step further.A staff member reported seeing a “suspicious person” – the “pirate” – approaching the school and called police.“The Onslow County Sheriff’s Office said that ‘suspicious person’ turned...
  • 'Group-think' school program 'turns kids into sheep'

    08/25/2014 6:48:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies ^ | 8/23/2014 | Paula Bolyard
    An Oprah-inspired program in public schools described by critics as an intrusive, emotionally manipulative effort with the laudable goal of ending bullying, cliques, gossip and other such behaviors, has been presented to a million students in 400 cities in 47 states. Challenge Day, the subject of the 2010 MTV series, “If You Really Knew Me,” promises to provide schools and communities with “experiential programs that demonstrate the possibility of love and connection through the celebration of diversity, truth, and full expression.” But critics contend Challenge Day, an independent, nonprofit program, can do more harm than good and pose a danger...
  • Sheep grazing study suspended: Detailed approach replacing it ( Colorado: Forest Service, BLM )

    08/03/2014 10:07:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Durango Herald ^ | August 01, 2014 | Dale Rodebaugh
    Proposed regulations to guide sheep grazing in the Weminuche Wilderness are so weighty and controversial that the level of environmental examination of the issues is being ramped up a notch. The original Environmental Assessment (EA) of the plan – for which an unusual second public comment period was opened – has been suspended to allow preparation of a more comprehensive Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Kara Chadwick, recently named supervisor of the San Juan National Forest to replace Mark Stiles, broke the news Thursday in a talk to Club 20. She confirmed it later to The Durango Herald. Chadwick cited heightened...
  • Saudi Farmer Kills Two Wolves, Hangs Them in Public

    07/21/2014 4:02:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, July 21, 2014
    A Saudi farmer seeking revenge for the loss of his sheep chased two wolves for most of the day and killed them before hanging their bodies on a sign board in the area. Qayed Al Mutairi said he was determined to kill the two wolves after they devoured 18 of his sheep over the past few weeks. He told Sabq daily that he chased the two predators to the mountains by his four-wheel vehicle most of the day and shot them. “Mutairi then hanged the two animals at a signboard so other farmers and people will see them. This is...
  • Sheep Sold for Dh750,000 in Saudi ($US205K)

    07/10/2014 3:16:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, July 10, 2014
    A sheep was sold for SR750,000 (Dh750,000) in Saudi Arabia and dealers said it was one of the rarest rams in the Arabian Peninsula. Saudi businessman Fahd Al Widinani bought the sheep after more than a week of negotiations with its owner in the western Saudi town of Makkah. “The sheep is called Hadad and its one of the rarest breeds in the region,” the Arabic language daily Sabq said.
  • Feds Research Breeding Sheep With Lower Methane-Emitting Flatulence

    06/23/2014 5:18:51 PM PDT · by llevrok · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/23/2014
    The U.S. government funded research into methane emissions from sheep digestive systems — flatulence and burps — to see why some sheep produce more of the greenhouse gas than others. Researchers with the Energy Department’s Joint Genome Institute wanted to find out exactly why animals of the same species produce different levels of methane. The ultimate hope of the the research is to find ways to breed livestock that produce less methane when they pass gas. “The deep sequencing study contributes to this breeding program by defining the microbial contribution to the methane trait, which can be used in addition...
  • Sheep Born With Two Heads in Saudi

    06/10/2014 4:02:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | June 10, 2014
    Each has two eyes and two mouthsSheep born with two heads in Saudi Arabia. (SUPPLIED) A sheep was born with two heads in Saudi Arabia and owner said it was one of the rarest cases he has seen, according to a local newspaper. The sheep was born at a farm in the southern Jazan province and it has one body but two heads, the Arabic language daily Sabq said. “It has one body but two fully growth heads each having two eyes and two mouths…it is one of the rarest cases I have ever seen,” farmer Abdo Jarab said.
  • Saudi May Have Hand Severed for Stealing Sheep

    06/03/2014 11:27:18 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, June 03, 2014
    Mother of 18-year-old man defendant appeals for mercyA Saudi court ordered the amputation of the hand of an 18-year-old local man found guilty of stealing a sheep, triggering an impassionate appeal by his mother to reverse the verdict, a newspaper reported on Tuesday. The court in the southwestern town Turba handed down the sentence in line with Sharia (Islamic law) enforced in the conservative Gulf Kingdom but legal experts believe he can appeal the sentence, Sabq Arabic language daily said. His mother said her son Khalid confessed to his crime but added that the sheep owner had dropped the case...
  • Australian Sheep Get High and Die on Toxic Weed

    05/31/2014 2:01:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    When Australian farmer Tony Knight first saw a purple-flowering plant growing across the bushfire-scarred terrain where his sheep grazed, his first thought was that it looked like “good stock feed.” However, the “pleasant-looking plant” was far from the nutritious food his livestock needed after their paddocks were razed bare by the fires that swept through the northwest region of New South Wales state last year. Instead, the native weed known as the “Darling pea” contained a toxin that affected the sheep’s nervous systems, killing hundreds by triggering mental and physical deterioration. “To start with, they will do quite well when...
  • America's PrepareAthon! (calling all sheep)

    04/23/2014 12:59:37 PM PDT · by GILTN1stborn · 36 replies
    Fema email ^ | 04/23/2014 |
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  • Sheep Born With Human Face in Saudi: Owner

    04/09/2014 11:37:46 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 78 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, April 08, 2014
    It died just a few hours after its birthAn ewe sheep in Saudi Arabia gave birth to a sheep with a human face but it died just a few hours after its birth, a newspaper reported on Tuesday. The ewe had given birth to the bizarre baby sheep at a farm in the southern town of Samita after a nine-month pregnancy although such animals normally have average pregnancy period of five months, the Arabic language daily Sabq said. “I was very surprised when this sheep remained pregnant for nine months as humans,” its owner Abu Abdullah said. “I was shocked...
  • Obamacare ‘Definitely Saw the Galifianakis Bump’

    03/31/2014 5:31:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 3/31/2014 | Joe Coscarelli
    HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said health-care enrollment "definitely saw the Galifianakis bump" after the president's appearance on "Between Two Ferns." "Certainly Zach reaches a certain audience." has also seen the procrastinator's bump today, ahead of the 11:59 p.m. deadline for enrollment, crashing the site again for old time's sake. Extensions aside, the administration still plans to hit its goal of 7 million sign-ups.
  • Ancient mummies found buried with world's oldest cheese

    03/01/2014 3:15:21 AM PST · by Renfield · 29 replies
    L. A. Times ^ | 2-28-2014 | Jean Harris
    For some cheese lovers, the older and stinkier the cheese, the better. Well, what about a cheese that's been aging for 3,600 years? Yellow lumps, believed to be the world's oldest cheese, were found on mummies buried in the Taklamakan Desert in northwestern China. The cheese, which was found during archaeological excavations that took place between 2002 and 2004, dates to as early as 1615 BC. The cheese was found on the necks and chests of the mummies. The multiple layers of cowhide the mummies were buried in, and the dry, salty desert helped preserve the cheese....
  • College Students Sign Petition to Imprison All Registered Gun Owners

    02/04/2014 7:33:03 AM PST · by grundle · 27 replies
  • Britain's littlest shepherd and a bond between boy and sheep that will melt your heart

    12/26/2013 7:45:57 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12-26-13 | Frances Hardy
    Boxing Day morning is traditionally a time for long sleeps and leisurely breakfasts. But while most of Britain takes it easy after yesterday’s festivities, little Arthur Jones will be out in the Dorset countryside mending fences. Many winter mornings have seen him out in the fields, hammering tacks into a post, wearing his favourite tweed cap. He also feeds the sheep, rattling a tiny pail containing a handful of pellets. ‘Come on Twinkle!’ he calls to a ewe with a dense white fleece and a calm demeanour, who dutifully trots across to him. So far, so ordinary for a hard-working...
  • Sheep With Five Legs in Saudi

    11/11/2013 11:32:39 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, November 11, 2013
    Farmers offer large sums of money but the owner refuses to sell itA sheep was born with five legs in Saudi Arabia and became the only farm animal in that region to survive a year after it was born. The sheep was born in the northern town of Rafha and farmers who know its owner told him it would not survive a few days. “They told me it would die a few days after it was born as animals with deformities do not normally live long,” said its owner Fahd Al Shammari. “Now the sheep is around one year old...
  • Sheep Protest (video)

    08/16/2013 10:54:20 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | August 15, 2013 | Uploaded by SleepingCold
    Sheep Protest
  • Ebony Causes Stir with “We Are Trayvon” Covers

    08/13/2013 4:27:16 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 36 replies
    Afro ^ | 8/9/13 | Zenitha Prince
    Ebony magazine has created controversy with the preview of its special September issue, which features bold cover photos related to the Trayvon Martin murder case. As part of its attempt to keep alive the conversation of race and Stand Your Ground laws, which became national issues following the slaying of African-American teen Travyon Martin last year, the publication is rolling out a special issue with four separate covers bearing the headline “We Are Travyon” and featuring Black celebrities and their sons. Appearing on the covers are the slain teenager’s own parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin with their son Jahvaris...
  • Wolf 'massacre' leaves over 20 sheep dead

    06/10/2013 3:56:41 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 120 replies
    The Local (Sweden) ^ | June 10, 2013
    A farmer in southern Sweden awoke on Sunday to find over 20 of his sheep slaughtered in what is believed to be a wolf attack. Experts have warned farmers in the area to be vigilant as the wolf will likely attack again. The attack occurred at a farmyard in Hestra, southern Sweden, with 21 of the farmers 25 sheep either killed or so close to death that they needed to be put down. "It's still shocking, it feels like a nightmare," farm owner Anders Svensson told Sveriges Radio (SR).
  • ABC, CBS media linked to the Obama administration, NBC link uncovered today

    06/02/2013 2:55:27 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 54 replies
    GOP The Daily Dose ^ | 6/1/2013 | CHRISTOPHER COLLINS
    Richard Grenell, a political consultant and media commentator reported today via Twitter that NBC’s Mark Murray, senior political editor for NBC News wife, Sasha is an Obama appointee but never publicly disclosed it. Grenell asked Murray yesterday if he was married to an Obama appointee and why it was not disclosed. Murray told him that he hasn’t publicly disclosed that his wife is an Obama appointee because he told NBC officials and they didn’t care. Murray also told Grenell that his first wife worked for Ray Lahood so disclosing her as an Obama appointee wasn’t necessary. Murray’s wife, Sasha Johnson...
  • Of Sheep, Sheepdogs, Shepherds and Wolves

    03/22/2013 11:02:43 AM PDT · by ebshumidors · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/22/13 | Ebben Raves
    The sheep, or as many call them, the sheeple, are content to graze in the pasture of television and newspapers, living their lives without a care in the world. Some are true believers, biting at every sprig of lusciously painted foliage offered. Most, however, are satisfied with the sustenance their current enclosure provides them. Cyprus? Drones? It doesn't matter to them; they go on with their lives oblivious to the world around them as long as they have March Madness and Honey Boo-Boo. Since they obey the law, why should they care? Surely, the government is here to protect them....
  • Has anyone watched "Shaun the Sheep" and if so what did you think?

    03/01/2013 10:37:23 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 16 replies
    01 March 2013 | US Navy Vet
    I though that it was ROTF Funny!
  • The offal truth about American haggis

    01/24/2013 4:44:45 PM PST · by the scotsman · 42 replies
    BBC News Magazine ^ | 24th January 2013 | Jon Kelly
    'Traditional Scottish haggis is banned in the United States. With Burns Night looming, how do fans satisfy their taste for oatmeal and offal? For aficionados, it is the "great chieftain o' the pudding-race". To sceptics, however, it is a gruesome mush of sheep's innards - and for decades American authorities have agreed. Authentic Scottish haggis has been banned in the United States since 1971, when the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) first took a dim view of one of its key ingredients - sheep's lung. While millions of people around the world will enjoy, or endure, a Burns Night helping...
  • We Just Replaced a Unionized Truck Company!

    01/24/2013 11:56:54 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 34 replies ^ | 24 January 2013 | Superb Website
    We had a critical shipment of machinery due out of Michigan yesterday. The truck line which our vendor booked said the roads were bad and they wouldn't be able to pick up for at least an extra day. Normally, our plant is a beehive of activity and I would have shrugged this off and waited the day. However, since the shipment was critical, I decided to check out the story. Our vendor reported the roads weren't nice, but passable and the truck line was making an excuse due to some arcane union rules.I asked the vendor to fire them on...
  • Tribes

    12/22/2012 8:14:54 AM PST · by DNME · 8 replies
    If you have no capacity for violence then you are a healthy productive citizen: a sheep. If you have a capacity for violence and no empathy for your fellow citizens, then you have defined an aggressive sociopath–a wolf. But what if you have a capacity for violence, and a deep love for your fellow citizens? Then you are a sheepdog, a warrior, someone who is walking the hero’s path. Someone who can walk into the heart of darkness, into the universal human phobia, and walk out unscathed.
  • Jewish Shepherds Rescue Stolen Sheep from Armed Men

    12/19/2012 1:33:50 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/12/12
    Jewish shepherds rescued a group of stolen sheep who were taken by armed men from the PA Authority regions. Levi Zohar told Arutz Sheva news that infiltrators had cut through the fences to the the Sde Bar youth farm in the Gush Etzion region of Judea. The sheep were discovered in a cave about 15 kilometers away guarded by two armed men. The farmers chased them away with rocks and retrieved the sheep. .....
  • A Funny Song in Honor of Jimmy Carter's 2nd Term

    11/22/2012 6:28:59 PM PST · by Vigilanteman · 1 replies
    You-Tube Extract ^ | 1942 | Schnicklefritz Band
    Is everyone stuffed from Thanksgiving? Holding your tongue to keep from arguing with jag-off relatives? Need something to cheer you up over Jimbo Carter's pending second term? Try this in honor of turkey day.
  • The Dangers of Being GUNLESS

    04/04/2012 6:04:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 3 April, 2012 | Alan Korwin
    PHOENIX, AZ --( Gunless people, those who steadfastly refuse to keep and bear arms, practice marksmanship or learn gun safety create certain burdens for the rest of society. * Gunless people increase the need for police protection, by being unable to fend for themselves in certain dire emergencies. * By remaining unarmed, a gunless person becomes a “free rider,” obtaining safety and protection against criminal activity through the responsible actions of others. * Gunless people in general reduce national security. An armed populace is more capable of aiding in national defense, from border risks to crime or terrorism events, and...
  • Scotsman wins sheep shearing world championship

    03/06/2012 9:36:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 05 Mar 2012
    John Kirkpatrick beat off competition from 25 countries to win the Golden Shears, sheep shearing's highest accolade.The biennial event returned to New Zealand for the first time since 1996, and is seen as a homecoming by the sheep-shearing community. Front row seats for the final in Masterton were taken by New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key and Governor General Sir Jerry Mateparae. Competitors in the Golden Shears event are judged on speed and accuracy in both machine and hand-blade cutting categories. Penalty points are given if shearing takes too long, as well as for "imperfections" that include nicks and cuts...
  • Champis - den vallande kaninen

    02/07/2012 2:09:21 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 17 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | Feb 07, 2012 | swampsniper
    Champis, the sheep herding rabbit.
  • Merry Christmas: what the TSA missed on trip to canada

    12/25/2011 12:26:06 PM PST · by max americana · 36 replies
    FR vanity ^ | 12/25/11 | max
    Now with family and friends in canada...last night at LAX we went to the idiotic, commie routine of putting our hands on our heads and posed for the x-ray like the rest of the sheep. TSA nazis were in the same mood: yelled at everyone especially to take out ALL ELECTRONICS, place them in the bin etc. There was a very noticeable line of people that AFTER the x-ray, they were still pulled to the side and had to take out every stuff they had in their bags of course, especially the women who had to embarrassingly take out their...
  • Multi-Millionaire Alan Grayson Twice Calls The 99% 'Sheep'

    11/17/2011 6:08:15 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 7 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    For a guy Al Sharpton introduced as a "warrior for the 99%," Alan Grayson's got a weird way of showing it. One of the richest members of Congress--till his constituents showed him the door in 2010--on Sharpton's MSNBC show this evening Grayson twice described the 99% as "sheep." View the video here.
  • Sheep Shock: Wall Street profits more under first two years of Obama than ALL 8 years under Bush

    11/08/2011 11:22:10 AM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    RedWhiteBlue News ^ | 11/8/11 | MSNBC
    RWBN: If you want to support your local “millionaire/billionaire” then you need to keep Democrats in office, according to new government data. Under a Democrat-held House of Representatives, Democrat Senate and a Democrat president Wall Street profits have soared. Obama has his “followers” believing he is on the side of the “99%” when it comes to the “Occupy Wall Street” movement and against the Big “Fat Cat” Bankers on Wall Street, but Wall Street profits have soared from $77 billion under all eight years of G.W Bush to a whopping $85 Billion in just two years under the “divider” in...
  • Ravenous wolves colonise France, terrorise shepherds

    07/29/2011 3:51:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 36 replies ^ | 28 July, 2011 | Antoine Agasse
    A bloody, stinking sheep's carcass greets shepherd Yves Vignon as he walks to check on his flock on the foggy Alpine heights. It's the 17th of his ewes to be savaged in a month. The mountains over Grenoble were once an ideal grazing ground for his 900 sheep. But now, after long banishment, the wolves are back -- bolder and hungrier than ever. "We came to this spot on June 24. A week later we were attacked" by wolves, Vignon, 62, told AFP. It was the first of at least four attacks over the past month. "Every morning when I...
  • On Sheep, Wolves, and Sheepdogs -LTC Dave Grossman (ret) - (excellent!)

    06/29/2011 1:46:17 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 25 replies
    MWK Works ^ | Unk | LTC Dave Grossman (ret)
    On Sheep, Wolves, and Sheepdogs - Dave Grossman By LTC (RET) Dave Grossman, author of "On Killing." ### Honor never grows old, and honor rejoices the heart of age. It does so because honor is, finally, about defending those noble and worthy things that deserve defending, even if it comes at a high cost. In our time, that may mean social disapproval, public scorn, hardship, persecution, or as always,even death itself. The question remains: What is worth defending? What is worth dying for? What is worth living for? - William J. Bennett - in a lecture to the United States...
  • Kudzu-eating sheep take a bite out of weeds

    06/10/2011 7:44:35 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 30 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | June 10, 2011 | Alexis Stevens
    It's everywhere in the South. The green, winding vines of kudzu line highways, climb trees and fill backyards. It can be downright aggravating if you want to get rid of it. Except if you're a sheep or a goat. "They'll eat just about everything," Brian Cash, of Decatur, told the AJC. As the owner of Eweniversally Green, Cash makes a living helping customers fight off kudzu, ivy and other weeds. His employees? About 100 four-legged friends. "Primarily sheep and a few well-behaved goats," Cash, 30, said. Unwanted greenery gets chomped away quickly when Cash brings his animals by. The sheep...
  • Flock Of Sheep Run Through Chula Vista Neighborhood

    05/31/2011 2:17:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    10News ^ | May 30, 2011
    Incident Reported In Eastlake Neighborhood Off Of Exploration Falls DriveSeveral Chula Vista residents woke up Monday morning to a flock of sheep running through their neighborhood. Residents in an Eastlake neighborhood told 10News they witnessed seven sheep traveling in the neighborhood on Exploration Falls Drive shortly after 8 a.m. One resident told 10News the flock gathered on Journey Street, where Chula Vista police surrounded them. However, the flock then made their way to a nearby cul-de-sac where they rested on the roadway. A Chula Vista Animal Control officer was able to corral them into a resident's backyard where they waited...
  • President Obama, Try Counting Sheep

    04/05/2011 3:32:21 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 4 replies · 1+ views
    White House Dossier ^ | April 5, 2011 | Keith Koffler
    The president mind is extraordinarily active at the moments sleep grips and releases him. It must by exhausing. (Snip to video)
  • New diets for cows, sheep could cut emissions

    04/04/2011 4:54:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/4/11 | Nina Chestney - Reuters
    LONDON (Reuters) – New diets for cows and sheep could reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, research funded by the Department for environment, food and rural affairs (Defra) shows. Feeding the animals maize silage, naked oats and higher sugar grasses could reduce the amount of methane they produce, the study by Reading University and the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences showed. Agriculture accounts for around nine per cent of all British greenhouse gas emissions. Most of this comes from sheep, cows and goats. Farming accounts for 41 per cent of Britain's overall methane emissions, which are harmful to the...
  • Ben-Ari Forces Police to Promise Return of Stolen Sheep

    03/24/2011 4:55:11 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/3/11 | Gavriel Queenann
    Realizing an ultimatum made by MK Michael Ben-Ari (National Union) to unilaterally act against Arab sheep thieves if police continue to look the other way, a group of several dozen Jews Thursday tried to recover a herd of sheep that was stolen from Jewish shepherds in Tel-Zion. At about 2:00 A.M., a group of Arab rustlers entered the Jewish community of Tel-Zion and stole a flock of sheep worth 50 thousand dollars, smuggling them back to their own village of Qalandiya. In an conversation with Israel National News, the flock's owner said, "Last night the Arabs stole 30 sheep. Just...
  • Secret of Scotland's Shrinking Sheep Solved

    07/04/2009 2:18:03 PM PDT · by neverdem · 41 replies · 2,489+ views
    ScienceNOW Daily News ^ | 2 July 2009 | Nayanah Siva
    Enlarge ImageSlimming down. Sheep on the remote Scottish isle of Hirta have been getting smaller.Credit: A. Ozgul/Science Call it the case of the shrinking sheep. On the remote Scottish island of Hirta, sheep have been getting smaller, shrinking an average of 5% over the last 24 years. Don't blame evolution, though. Researchers say climate change is the real culprit. The Hirta sheep belong to a breed known as Soay, after the remote Scottish island where they arose. One of the most primitive forms of domestic sheep, Soays first came to Hirta in 1932. Because Hirta is a remote island,...
  • Wild Scottish sheep could help explain differences in immunity

    10/28/2010 5:32:18 PM PDT · by decimon · 17 replies
    Princeton University ^ | October 28, 2010 | Kitta MacPherson
    Strong immunity may play a key role in determining long life, but may do so at the expense of reduced fertility, a Princeton University study has concluded. An 11-year study of a population of wild sheep located on a remote island off the coast of Scotland that gauged the animals' susceptibility to infection may give new insight into why some people get sicker than others when exposed to the same illness. The answer to this medical puzzle may lie in deep-rooted differences in how animals survive and reproduce in the wild, according to the study, which was led by Princeton...
  • I want Google OFF my computer.

    08/27/2010 7:49:46 AM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 40 replies
    the only blog I read ^ | 082710 | t_o_t
    It locks up. It locks up Blogger, too. It did it when I was composing this despatch, and I had to recreate it. What a waste of my time! Furthermore, it takes forever to load, as if it's scanning every byte of my computer for stuff it can parse with my email and put together into some sort of profile of me that it can sell to someone. I'm over that. I'm also over this obesity shit. I see people who literally *wobble* around, wearing this "oh, feel sorry for ME!" look on their faces. When I was a kid,...
  • Facebook ‘Dislike’ Button Is a Scam

    08/17/2010 7:53:25 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 21 replies
    nytimes ^ | August 17, 2010
    If only we could register our “dislike” of scams on Facebook. A “Dislike” button is the latest in a string of cons circulating on the social-networking site. It purports to offer users a way to express their aversion to links, videos and other annoying content posted by friends on Facebook, as an alternative to giving a thumbs up with Facebook’s “Like” button. To get it, they supposedly have to fill out a survey – at which point they unwittingly agree to recurring cellphone charges......
  • Who goes Nazi?

    07/27/2010 4:46:52 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Harper's Magazine ^ | August 1941 | Dorothy Thompson
    It is an interesting and somewhat macabre parlor game to play at a large gathering of one’s acquaintances: to speculate who in a showdown would go Nazi. By now, I think I know. I have gone through the experience many times–in Germany, in Austria, and in France. I have come to know the types: the born Nazis, the Nazis whom democracy itself has created, the certain-to-be fellow-travelers. And I also know those who never, under any conceivable circumstances, would become Nazis. It is preposterous to think that they are divided by any racial characteristics. Germans may be more susceptible to...