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  • Exotic Tick Species Arrives In Garden State [NJ]

    04/24/2018 8:36:54 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 54 replies
    CBS ^ | 04/24/2018 | Staff
    HUNTERDON COUNTY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – A tiny parasite could become a big problem this year in New Jersey. It’s an exotic tick that’s never been seen before in the United States. It was first spotted on a sheep in Hunterdon County, and efforts to wipe it out have failed. New Jersey has always been home to different species of ticks – five to be exact. But a new variety of the bloodsucking bug is now in the mix. It’s the East Asian tick, sometimes called a longhorned or bush tick. Originally found in Asia, thousands of them are now in...
  • Nanny goat called Daisy gives birth to rare twin sheep-goat hybrid 'geeps' [tr]

    04/04/2018 6:19:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 3, 2018 | Stewart Paterson
    A nanny goat have given birth to what are believed to be the world's only living twin 'geeps' — goat/sheep hybrids. The two crossbreeds, named 'This' and 'That', are the product of Daisy the goat's week-long affair with a Cheviot ram at on a farm outside Claremorris, Mayo, Ireland. But rather sending them off to a butcher or meat plant, Angela Bermingham intends on keeping the pair. She suspected there was 'something going on' when Daisy jumped over a fence onto farmer Michael Holmes' land - whose son Padraic owns the ram believed to have mated with the goat.
  • Marley the sheep gets lessons in how to be a lamb because it thinks it is a DOG [tr]

    02/26/2018 5:41:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 25, 2018 | Amanda Cashmore
    Meet Marley, the sheep who is having lessons on how to be a lamb because he thinks he's a dog and doesn't like grass or the cold. The woolly pet was orphaned and taken in by a family and became best friends with their labrador Jess. Six-month-old Marley, a Valais Blacknose Valley breed, is now so big he has to move outside - but needs lessons on how to be a proper sheep.
  • Sheriff Israel Was Accused of Corruption,Responded: 'Lions Don't Care About the Opinions of Sheep'

    02/24/2018 7:41:09 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 16 replies
    REASON.COM ^ | FEB 23, 2018 | ROBBY SOAVE
    When Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel Was Accused of Corruption, He Responded: 'Lions Don't Care About the Opinions of Sheep' Israel reportedly hired his political supporters to do outreach for the police. Robby Soave|Feb. 23, 2018 2:16 pm Scott IsraelMichael Laughlin/ZUMA Press/NewscomBroward County Sheriff Scott Israel—the man whose agency failed to prevent the Parkland massacre despite having received a tip last November that Nikolas Cruz was plotting a mass shooting—has been accused of public corruption. Two years ago, the Sun Sentinel reported that Israel was rewarding top political supporters by giving them and their family members cushy jobs doing public...
  • Sheep can recognize Baaaa-rack Obama's face, new study shows

    11/08/2017 5:57:36 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 27 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 8, 2017
    A new study shows that sheep have the ability to recognize human faces from photographs on computer screens.
  • Sheep can recognize Baaaa-rack Obama’s face, new study shows

    11/08/2017 2:55:51 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 33 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | November 8, 2017 1:43 pm | AP
    <p>LONDON (AP) — A new study shows that sheep have the ability to recognize human faces from photographs on computer screens.</p> <p>The Cambridge University study published Wednesday also shows that sheep can recognize the faces of their human handlers without any prior training.</p>
  • Sooo... What will you be doing on Superbowl Sunday? (vanity from an NFL denier)

    10/01/2017 10:41:59 AM PDT · by Libloather · 98 replies
    10/01/17 | Myself
    Not gonna do it. No NFL party. No TV screen with football on it. Kinda chilly. Probably an indoor activity. It may be a good time for a MAGA rally.
  • French authorities warn farmers of Jewish thieves ahead of Yom Kippur (Muslims too, Roma did it)

    08/28/2017 5:45:08 PM PDT · by SJackson · 32 replies
    French authorities warn farmers of Jewish thieves ahead of Yom Kippur Municipal veterinary service says Jews and Muslims may try to steal chickens and sheep to use in ‘unauthorized sacrifices’ for holidays Veterinarians in a municipality near Paris warned farmers of an elevated risk of theft of sheep and fowl ahead of the Muslim and Jewish holidays of Eid al-Adha and Yom Kippur, respectively. Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories FREE SIGN UP! The warning, which provoked angry reactions on the part of communal leaders who felt it was discriminatory, came...
  • 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...