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  • 80 sheep commit suicide in Turkey

    07/20/2017 5:07:39 PM PDT · by vannrox · 71 replies
    Strange sounds ^ | July 12, 2017 | Editorial Staff
    80 sheep committed suicide in front of their astonished shepherd in Turkey on July 12, 2017. The weird incident occurred in the mountainous region of Muradiye in the south-east of the country.80 sheep commit suicide in Turkey. via Haber7 As the shepherd Ercan Ozer explains, one sheep first jumped off a cliff and then all the other 79 followed. The sheep owner tried to stop the crazy animals in vain only saving a small part of his herd.The shepherd cannot explains the suicide phenomenon and argues the sheep were not scared and were not in danger.The reason behind the new...
  • On Sheep, Wolves, and Sheepdogs

    03/20/2017 6:52:34 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 13 replies
    Dave Grossman ^ | 1-11-33 | Dave Grossman
    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 Naval...
  • Merkel re-elected as CDU party leader with big majority

    12/06/2016 4:45:48 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 6 December 2016 16:30 CET+01:00
    Chancellor Angela Merkel was re-elected as leader of the CDU at the party conference on Tuesday, meaning she will be their Chancellor candidate at next year’s election. Merkel received 89.5 percent of the votes from the roughly 1,000 delegates who were present at the conference in Essen, western Germany, according to German media. The vote secures her a further two years as leader of the party. […] While the vote share may sound impressive, it was the second worst score she has achieved and a significant drop from 2014 when 96.7 percent of delegates voted for her, and a further...
  • Vanity: Ideas for expressing support to police

    07/11/2016 4:58:40 AM PDT · by uscga77 · 35 replies
    Looking for good ideas on how to express support and appreciation to our police. As a chaplain for 10 years I have seen them work up close to defuse family problems, befriend youth, contribute to the community as coaches, take dangerous drivers off the streets, deal with gangs and take on the bad guys. I have seen how the last thing an officer wants to do is discharge his weapon or even unholster it. But he or she does want to go home to his family. So any suggestions out there...
  • ‘Adorned Sheep’ as Gift to Graduate Wife

    04/21/2016 11:18:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, April 20, 2016
    Described as romantic husbandA Saudi husband, thinking of a creative gift for his wife on her graduation from university, bought a sheep and took it straight to the accessories shop. There, he had the sheep adorned with coloured stripes before taking it home as a surprise present for his wife. “This is very romantic,” commented a man on the picture of the sheep on Twitter, according to the Arabic language daily Sada. The paper did not say where in Saudi Arabia the couple lives.
  • What Did Jesus Call Me? A Homily for the 4th Sunday of Easter

    04/17/2016 6:35:43 AM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 04-16-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What Did Jesus Call Me? A Homily for the 4th Sunday of Easter Msgr. Charles Pope • April 16, 2016 • The Lord says, “My sheep hear my voice…” That’s right, He called you a sheep. Now come on, get a little indignant with me here! The Lord is comparing us, not to the swift eagle, the beautiful gazelle, the swift horse, the powerful bear, the mighty lion, or the clever dog. No, He looks at us as says we’re like sheep. Hmm … While reality may hurt, the truth can also liberate. For the fact is that although...
  • Nativity animals

    12/26/2015 8:46:55 AM PST · by Salvation · 6 replies
    OSV.com ^ | 12-22-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Msgr. Charles Pope 12/22/2015 Nativity animals Question: I was told that the animals in the Christmas Nativity scene have a symbolic meaning. Is this so, and if so what?— Jennifer Ladd, Buffalo, New York Answer: Yes, the traditional animals of the Nativity scene are chosen for a reason. The ox and the donkey are a reference to Isaiah 1:3 which says, “An ox knows its owner, and an ass, its master’s manger; But Israel does not know, my people has not understood.”So, it’s actually rather an unflattering self-accusation we make of our own human family that, in effect, declares the...
  • Woolly Mammoth: Shearer Saves Hugely Overgrown Sheep

    09/03/2015 8:30:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    NPR ^ | SEPTEMBER 03, 2015 | Laura Wagner
    Among the kangaroos and kookaburras, another creature trundled through the Australian bush. Hooves barely visible, eyes mostly covered, the animal was the size of a refrigerator, the color of dirty snow. A concerned hiker spotted the furry specimen days ago and raised the alarm. It was a matter of life and death — and this sheep needed a haircut. News reports say the merino sheep had likely wandered from his flock five or six years ago and had been on the lam(b) in the wild ever since. While merinos are typically sheared every spring, rescuers think the sheep, named Chris,...
  • Spare me your croc tears, Gov. Jindal. Blood from this massacre is all over your NRA-approved hands

    07/24/2015 9:14:39 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 45 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 24, 2015 | Piers Morgan
    'This is an awful night for Lafayette, an awful night for Louisiana, an awful night for the United States,' said Governor, and presidential candidate, Bobby Jindal at the scene of America’s latest mass shooting. His voice wobbled, his lips trembled and his eyes welled up as he dug deep into the reservoirs of statesmanlike emotion. 'This is a time for us to come together,' he said, 'What we can do now is pray. We can hug these families, shower them with love, thoughts and prayers.' All fine words, of course. Exactly what a Governor should say when people in his...
  • Germans don’t think America stands for freedom anymore

    06/25/2015 10:07:15 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 59 replies
    WashPost ^ | 6-25-2015 | Adam Taylor
    To many, America is synonymous with freedom. The country dubbed itself the "land of the free" and, when trying to reclaim sliced and fried potatoes from the French, briefly attempted to rename "French fries" as "freedom fries." Yet America's global reputation for personal freedom has taken a beating over the last couple of years. Data from Pew Global Research suggests a dramatic fall in the number of people around the world who say the U.S. government respects the freedom of its people. The issue may be most stark in Germany. Back in 2013, a whopping 81 percent of Germans polled...
  • ‘Obama zombies’: Americans sign prankster’s petition to nuke Russia (VIDEO)

    06/11/2015 5:47:43 AM PDT · by BJ1 · 8 replies
    RT News ^ | 06/09/2015
    US journalist Mark Dice has asked the people of San Diego to sign President Barack Obama’s “plan” to nuke Russia to “maintain America’s superiority.” The majority of beachgoers didn’t appear to get the joke, and signed the fake petition.
  • Why We’re Suspending the “Run Warren Run” Campaign (But we’re still declaring victory.) (Barf Alert)

    06/02/2015 8:26:57 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 6-2-2015 | ILYA SHEYMAN and CHARLES CHAMBERLAIN
    Today we announce the suspension of our campaign to draft Elizabeth Warren into the presidential race. There’s no sugar-coating it: We didn’t achieve our central goal. But there’s a bigger story that gives us tremendous hope: as one headline put it, “Elizabeth Warren may not be running, but she’s in the 2016 race anyway.” In the six months since we launched the Run Warren Run effort, Senator Warren’s agenda and message have transformed the American political landscape. Echoing Warren’s famous adage that “the game is rigged,” Hillary Clinton declared in her campaign announcement that “the deck is still stacked in...
  • They’re Using Drones to Herd Sheep

    04/08/2015 8:41:56 AM PDT · by PROCON · 6 replies
    wsj.com ^ | April 7, 2015 | Jack Nicas
    First they supplanted secretaries, factory workers and store clerks. Now robots are setting their sensors on one of the world’s oldest jobs: herding sheep. Michael Thomson says his homemade drone is the fastest way to move the roughly 1,000 sheep on his sister’s spread in Dannevirke, New Zealand, to greener pastures. Workers on the 200-acre ranch typically have used horses or all-terrain vehicles to herd the animals and check on their condition. Those all are tasks his quadcopter, a helicopter with four rotors, can do in a fraction of the time, says Mr. Thomson, 22 years old. “There are limitations,...
  • CITIZENFOUR: Catnip for the Snowden Fanboy Base

    03/16/2015 5:35:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 16, 2015 | Mark Davis
    The weeks following any year’s Oscars are a home film festival at our house, an attempt to evaluate which movies were snubbed on the big night, and which were overpraised. After absorbing the great performances but ultimately unsatisfying payoff of “Birdman,” and the underappreciated triumph of “Still Alice,” it was time to assess the documentary feature winner, “Citizenfour,” Laura Poitras’ journey through a few days in Hong Kong with NSA leaker Edward Snowden. My political differences with the filmmaker and her subject made me even more curious. She would have no trouble hitting a home run with surveillance-phobic libertarians and...
  • 50 Shades of Cultural Poison

    02/13/2015 6:58:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 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
    Mlive.com ^ | 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...