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  • At UC Berkeley, a squirrel ran for student Senate and won - driving some people nuts

    04/27/2018 8:07:33 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 12 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 20, 2018 | Teresa Watanabe
    The candidate for a seat in the UC Berkeley student Senate promised safe spaces for squirrels, better access to acorns and support groups for those experiencing habitat loss. His name was Furry Boi, he campaigned in a squirrel suit and he attracted immediate attention. "omg i love him he's so cute," Iris Melody Xu, a UC Berkeley student, wrote on Furry Boi's Facebook page. "Finally, a candidate I can get behind," someone else wrote. But when the character that sophomore Stephen Boyle had created as a joke actually won one of the Associated Students of the University of California's 20...
  • Backyard camera catches talking crow saying 'Hello' to squirrel

    03/03/2018 9:51:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    A wild crow that was hand-raised by an Ontario veterinarian as an infant was caught on camera saying "Hello" to a squirrel in the woman's back yard. Dr. Kristy Hiltz, a veterinarian at Sherbrooke Heights Animal Hospital in Peterborough, said her husband placed a GoPro camera near a feeder in their back yard and it recently captured the moment a crow landed on a branch near a feasting squirrel and said "Hello" twice. Hiltz said the crow was one of five she and her family cared for in the summer of 2011 after their nest fell out of a tree...
  • Is Southern-Fried Squirrel the Answer to KFC's Extraordinary Chicken Shortage?

    03/03/2018 9:37:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Morwenna Ferrier
    Some people in Britain hate grey squirrels enough to devour them. With the UK’s biggest purveyor of fried chicken in crisis, perhaps we should be cooking up our furry feral friendsne cold Sunday morning last month, I visited Pow Hill, a glorious moorland thick with pine trees that overlooks the Derwent reservoir, north-west of Durham. In a clearing, three amateur wildlife photographers, in full camouflage gear, sat on plastic bags and watched a red squirrel race across the bracken. As I watched the little fella leap from log to tree, the sunlight dancing across its tail, naturally my thoughts turned...
  • On Squirrel Appreciation Day, We See a Clovis Cop Feed a Rodent. The Internet Eats It Up

    01/23/2018 12:17:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | January 22, 2018 | ROBERT RODRIGUEZ
    As a Clovis police officer, John McGrory is ready to take down a bad guy at a moment’s notice. But even a no-nonsense cop like McGrory can’t pass up a moment of cuteness. That’s what happened in a video posted by the Clovis Police Department on Sunday, which was national Squirrel Appreciation Day (yes, that’s really a thing). The video shows McGrory standing next to a tree when a squirrel scampers over to him and gently takes a nut from his hand. McGrory smiles and laughs as the furry rodent scoots back to the tree. The video has 17,000 views...
  • All of Hillary’s Foreigners

    01/03/2018 2:21:29 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 10 replies
    American Spectator ^ | Jan 03, 2018 | George Neumayr
    The media’s cheerleaders for the investigation into the Trump-Russia fable claim that its importance lies in keeping American elections pure of foreign interference. They have been posturing as great defenders of American sovereignty, a stance that normally makes them uneasy. But even as they pretend to worry about interference, they seek to sanitize an investigation that is the product of foreign interference: the Obama administration, according to increasingly desperate reports, relied on the “intelligence” of a shifting array of foreign spies and diplomats to launch its probe into Trumpworld. Such reliance is supposed to make the investigation sound more credible,...
  • Withhold Judgment on the New York Times’ Latest Russia Scoop

    01/01/2018 9:54:09 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | Jan 01, 2018 | David French
    There is no way to evaluate the trustworthiness of anonymous sources and unpublished documents, so why try?At this point, it’s safe to say the publicly available reports muddle the Mueller investigation so much that the only thing we “know” is all sides have more than enough circumstantial evidence to justify their pre-existing hopes and dreams. Left-wing partisans would have you believe that Mueller has the goods on Trump, and that conservative critiques of Mueller’s team or the Clinton campaign’s role in creating the so-called Steele dossier are nothing more than bad-faith attempts to discredit the investigation and undermine faith in...
  • CNN airs segment on Trump's soda consumption as NYC faced terror attack

    12/11/2017 10:47:19 AM PST · by leaymane · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/11/2017 | Brian Flood
    An attempted terrorist attack caused massive chaos during Monday morning’s rush hour in New York City, but some CNN viewers could be in the dark because the network spent an inordinate amount of time covering an anti-Trump story about the president’s soda consumption while details of the chaotic situation unfolded. At 8:45 a.m. ET a law enforcement official told reporters, including the Associated Press, that a man had a pipe bomb strapped to him when it went off on a New York City subway platform. That was roughly the same time that CNN was in the middle of a segment...
  • CNN, MSNBC Cover Trump’s TV Habits During NYC Explosion [VIDEO]

    12/11/2017 8:46:30 AM PST · by ColdOne · 23 replies ^ | 12/11/17 | Amber Athey
    Authorities apprehended a terrorist suspect Monday after he orchestrated an explosion in downtown Manhattan, but CNN and MSNBC decided to pivot from the breaking news to cover a much more pressing story: President Donald Trump’s TV habits and love of Diet Coke. Initial reports indicate that the explosion is a probable terror attack, but as details of the attack were still being fleshed out, both CNN and MSNBC spent a significant amount of time covering a New York Times story about a day in the life of POTUS. CNN talked to Michael D’Antonio, a CNN contributor, about Trump’s TV-watching habits...
  • 5 Times Paul Singer Funded Globalist Nonsense Before the Anti-Trump Dossier

    10/29/2017 3:58:00 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/28/2017 | Ian Mason
    Paul Singer, through the Washington Free Beacon news outlet, appears to be the Republican behind what eventually became Fusion GPS’s now-infamous dossier on President Donald Trump. It was hardly the first time the Wall Street billionaire bankrolled anti-populist causes. Here are five of Singer’s worst globalist endeavors. 1. AmnestySinger has a long history of supporting amnesty for illegals and mass third-world immigration. Not only was he a key backer of the Republican establishment senators sponsoring the 2013 “Gang of Eight” amnesty bill, he joined with George Soros and the Ford Foundation to fund the National Immigration Forum open-borders non-profit. That group...
  • Bill Kristol’s Son-in-Law: I Hired Fusion GPS in Primary

    10/29/2017 4:16:30 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 85 replies
    PoliZette ^ | Updated 29 Oct 2017 at 10:54 AM | Margaret Menge |
    A news website funded by hedge-fund billionaire Paul Singer says it contracted the firm to research 'multiple candidates' Matthew Continetti, the editor of the neoconservative website Washington Free Beacon, wrote in a letter posted online just after 7 p.m. on Friday that the Free Beacon hired Fusion GPS during the Republican primary to do research on Republican candidates. That research kicked off what became known as the “dossier” used to smear Donald Trump. The Washington Free Beacon is funded by New York hedge fund manager Paul Singer, who backed Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) in the Republican primary, and was vigorously...
  • Info re: Free Beacon LLC, parent co. of Wa Free Beacon

    10/27/2017 5:05:32 PM PDT · by Be Careful · 22 replies
    self | 10/27/17
    Registered in DC, VA and DE. It looks like they pulled their corporate filings with the respective SOS's as of yesterday in DC and VA. DE SOS does not provide details on the site...must be requested...all in all...very interesting Note that the VA is a foreign entity effective 1/12/15....offshore money? You be the judge. The DC filing appears to be revoked/withdrawn on 10/26/17
  • Conservative Website First Funded Anti-Trump Research by Firm That Later Produced Dossier

    10/27/2017 5:22:36 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 37 replies
    New York Slimes Fake Identification Desk ^ | October 27, 2017 | VOGEL and HABERMAN, Attention Misdirectors
    The Washington Free Beacon, a conservative website funded by a major Republican donor, was the first to hire the firm that conducted opposition research on Donald J. Trump — including a salacious dossier describing ties between Mr. Trump and the Russian government — website representatives told the House Intelligence Committee on Friday. According to people briefed on the conversation, the website hired the firm, Fusion GPS, in October 2015 to unearth damaging information about several Republican presidential candidates, including Mr. Trump. But The Free Beacon told the firm to stop doing research on Mr. Trump in May 2016, as Mr....
  • Squirrel Caused Outage That Left 45,000 Without Power in California

    07/26/2017 4:34:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    UPI ^ | July 26, 2017 | Daniel Uria
    A power company in California reported a squirrel was responsible for an outage that left thousands of customers in the dark. San Diego Gas and Electric reported a substation was down on Tuesday afternoon after the squirrel came in contact with a high voltage transmission line. "A substation is currently down and we are working hard to repair," SDG&E tweeted. "Thank you for your patience." About 45,000 customers in Balboa Park, Chollas Creek, City Heights, Hillcrest, Mission Hills, Normal Heights, North Park, Oak Park, Old Town and surrounding areas were left without power beginning at about 12:30 p.m. Utility crews...
  • ‘Taco Squirrel’ is the City’s Latest Snacking Critter Obsession

    05/02/2017 9:52:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | Christian Gollayan
    This hungry squirrel is taking New York by storm, one taco at a time. New York’s wild animals have become internet sensations for snatching food crumbs off the street (2015’s Pizza Rat is perhaps the best-known among them). Naturally, this Twitter photo uploaded on Wednesday morning of a squirrel munching on a hard-shell taco in Brooklyn, is going viral.
  • Man’s pet squirrel attacks burglar breaking into gun safe (VIDEO)

    02/16/2017 9:50:14 AM PST · by PROCON · 27 replies ^ | Feb. 16, 2017 | Jennifer Cruz
    A burglar who broke into a home in Meridian, Idaho, Tuesday, was left with scratches on his hands after the homeowner’s pet squirrel attacked him as he tried to pry open a gun safe. Homeowner Adam Pearl said he immediately knew something was awry when he returned home that day. His first clue was the footprints in the snow leading through his front yard and around to the back of the house. When Pearl entered his house, he was instantaneously met by Joey, his pet squirrel. Then, he noticed a few things out of place – doors open where they...
  • A Master of Squirrels: The President and the Press

    01/25/2017 7:19:06 AM PST · by abb · 10 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January 25, 2017 | Scott McKay
    Michelle Malkin routinely used the analogy of squirrels to describe the Obama administration’s ability to distract the public’s attention from substantive actions it was taking by creating distractions. That administration was quite good at hiding the ball from the public. But compared to Donald Trump, Barack Obama was a mere piker. Malkin might say that Trump is a master of squirrels, because it seems like daily that the new president has set loose distractions the media has been powerless to avoid — and major would-be controversial actions he’s taking are going largely unreported by a hostile media. Take, for example,...
  • Rampaging squirrel hurts people at retirement home

    11/04/2016 12:56:03 PM PDT · by aomagrat · 51 replies
    WIS TV ^ | 04 November 2016 | WKMG
    DELTONA, FL (WKMG/CNN) - A squirrel got into a retirement home, injuring at least three people and prompting a call to 911 on Thursday. "It's jumping on people and biting them and scratching them," the 911 caller said. "It's still in there, and people are bleeding." People can be heard in the background asking each other if they are all right. The attack happened around 2 p.m., the woman telling dispatch people are bleeding and need help. "I don' t know if we need an ambulance, but we need some care for people here," the 911 caller said. "The people...
  • Rocky and Bullwinkle - The Goof Gas Attack (Full Series)

    10/03/2016 7:09:06 PM PDT · by NFHale · 89 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jun 29, 2014 | Gamer718
    Rocky and Bullwinkle... Loved these when I was a kid...
  • Child Brings Dead Squirrel to School in his Backpack, Tells Principal it’s for Dumplings

    09/23/2016 1:03:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    OutdoorHub ^ | 9/23/16
    A principal of an Oklahoma City elementary school had to make one of the weirdest phone calls to a parent, when a little boy was found keeping a dead squirrel in his backpack. The little boy’s reasoning was priceless. A photo of the late rodent was posted on Ladye Hobson’s Facebook and explained the awkward phone call she received from the principal of Gatewood Elementary in Oklahoma City. Ladye Hobson told Fox 25 that her husband often jokes about making squirrel dumplings, and the little boy, Brylan, thought he would bring home dinner for the family. It’s probably safe to...
  • Squirrel Steals GoPro, Makes Greatest Film of Our Time

    08/13/2016 4:06:28 PM PDT · by stylecouncilor · 49 replies
    Good Housekeeping ^ | Aug. 12, 2016 | Traci Newman
    Some rodents are more than scurrying little mammals. Some rodents are auteurs. This brazen little squirrel director steals a GoPro camera and makes a video shot entirely from its point of view, giving us a private tour of the trees from up above. After snatching the camera off the ground, it takes off running and scales the tree, showing us a day in the life of the intrepid little explorer. Thankfully, the squirrel also had excellent manners, and made sure to drop the camera back down where the owner could easily grab it and share this visionary masterpiece.