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  • 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
    wnd.com ^ | 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 | fema.gov
    Thank you for your interest in community.fema.gov, the National Preparedness Community, and America's PrepareAthon! By joining, you can connect, collaborate, and empower yourself and others to fulfill our shared responsibility to prepare. There is no cost or obligation to do so. As a community member, you will have access to exclusive resources and be able to collaborate in the communities of practice, regional groups, national forms, and get updates from FEMA and emergency management personnel. Join now by completing the registration below.
  • 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." HealthCare.gov 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
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n02qgqtpRKY
  • 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).