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  • Saudi Arabia 'detains' Israeli vulture for spying

    01/07/2011 11:50:10 PM PST · by Eurotwit · 7 replies
    BBC ^ | 5 January 2011 Last updated at 14:39 GMT | BBC
    Saudi Arabian officials have "detained" a vulture on accusations of being a spy for Israel, media reports say. The vulture is the latest animal to be accused of being an unwitting Mossad operative. In December, the governor of Egypt's South Sinai province, Mohamed Abdul Fadil Shousha, suggested the spy agency may have had a hand in a string of deadly shark attacks off the coast of the Sharm el-Sheikh resort. He said it was "not out of the question" that Mossad had put the killer shark in the area. The Israeli foreign ministry dismissed that allegation, saying the governor "must...
  • Vulture in Saudi Custody Suspected as Mossad Agent

    01/04/2011 1:14:30 AM PST · by Stoat · 77 replies
    Arutz Sheva Israel National News ^ | January 4, 2011 | Gil Ronen
    Saudi Arabian security forces have captured a vulture that was carrying a global positioning satellite (GPS) transmitter and a ring etched with the words "Tel Aviv University." They suspect the bird of spying for Israel, Maariv-NRG reported Tuesday. The GPS and ring were connected to the bird as part of an long-term project by Israeli scientists that follows vultures' location and altitude for research purposes. The arrest of the vulture - whose identification code is R65 - comes several weeks after an Egyptian  official voiced the suspicion that a shark that attacked tourists off the Sinai shore was also acting...
  • German police train vulture to find bodies

    05/18/2010 11:33:33 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 46 replies · 918+ views
    upi ^ | May 17, 2010
    WALSRODE, Germany, - Police in Germany said they are experimenting with turkey vultures as an alternative to police dogs for finding dead bodies. Walsrode police said they hope Sherlock, a turkey vulture trained to track down the scene of gasses produced by decaying corpses, will become the first of a squadron of trained vultures seeking out bodies around the country, Britain's Daily Mail reported Monday. Police said Sherlock is sent out on sniffing missions and tracked via a GPS device attached to his leg. "It was a colleague of mine who got the idea from watching a nature program," Officer...
  • (Disgraced) Eliot Spitzer plans 'vulture fund' to relaunch career (Is #9 overqualified?)

    06/11/2008 6:53:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies · 134+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 6/12/08 | Tom Leonard
    Eliot Spitzer plans 'vulture fund' to relaunch careerBy Tom Leonard in New York Last Updated: 2:03am BST 12/06/2008 Eliot Spitzer, the disgraced former governor of New York caught in a prostitution scandal, has resurfaced with plans to set up a new property business. Mr Spitzer resigned as state governor in March after he was caught on a federal wiretapping operation arranging to meet a prostitute in a Washington DC hotel room. He had been a vocal campaigner against prostitution in New York, where he signed the country's toughest anti-prostitution laws, increasing sentences for men who used the services of escort...
  • Boeing Awarded DARPA Contract to Develop Ultra-Long-Endurance Aircraft Technologies

    04/28/2008 1:52:51 PM PDT · by billorites · 4 replies · 72+ views ^ | April 21, 2008
    Boeing [NYSE: BA] has been awarded a $3.8 million Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) contract for Phase 1 of the Vulture air vehicle program, an effort to create a new category of ultra-long-endurance aircraft. DARPA's Vulture program calls for developing technologies and ultimately a vehicle that can deliver and maintain an airborne payload on station for an uninterrupted period of more than five years using a fixed-wing aircraft. Boeing is teaming with United Kingdom-based QinetiQ Ltd. for the program. The yearlong Phase 1 covers conceptual system definition, and formal reliability and mission success analysis, concluding with a System Requirements...
  • Rare vulture to be flown to Mongolia

    03/07/2007 3:37:41 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 223+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/7/07 | Michael Casey - ap
    BANGKOK, Thailand - The next time you take a Thai Airways flight to China, a passenger with a wingspan of 9.2 feet and a taste for rotting carcasses may also be on board. The country's national carrier announced Wednesday that it will transport a juvenile cinereous vulture to Beijing on March 21 to help return the rare bird to its natural environment in Mongolia. The vulture — normally not found in Thailand — has been nursed back to health by veterinarians at Kasetsart University in Bangkok, after apparently getting lost in late December and ending up dehydrated and near death...
  • Dallas Zoo looking for escaped vulture

    01/30/2007 12:02:34 PM PST · by Dysart · 25 replies · 366+ views
    Star-Telegram ^ | 1-29-07 | ANNA M. TINSLEY
    Just look for the long neck covered in white feathers.That, officials say, could be the key to recovering the female African white-backed vulture that escaped from the Dallas Zoo over the weekend.More than 150 bird-watchers reported sightings of the bird by Monday afternoon -- some coming from Lake Lewisville, Arlington, Mansfield, even Fort Worth -- but none panned out, zoo officials said."People are being great," said Susan Eckert, a zoo spokeswoman. "But a lot of the reports are of different birds: red-tailed hawks, turkey vultures and black vultures."This is the latest of several known escapes in recent years from the...
  • PHOTOSHOP: Tony Snow Set To Handle Vultures As New Press Secretary

    04/26/2006 7:33:34 PM PDT · by rabair · 5 replies · 489+ views ^ | April 26, 2006 |
    Just wanted to share a photoshop I came up with, depicting the vultures in White House Press Room, under the new Snow regime.
  • India's Vultures Fall Prey to a Drug in the Cattle They Feed On

    03/28/2006 9:05:07 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies · 651+ views
    NYT ^ | 03/28/06 | AMELIA GENTLEMAN
    March 28, 2006 India's Vultures Fall Prey to a Drug in the Cattle They Feed On By AMELIA GENTLEMAN NEW DELHI, March 27 — Until recently the vulture was an integral part of the Indian landscape. Vultures were so abundant that ornithologists never even thought to monitor their population. But conservationists are now warning that a drug used to treat sick cows in South Asia is killing the scavenging vultures by the millions. They say the drug is responsible for a 97 percent decline in the species in India during the past decade. Wildlife experts have criticized what they call...
  • Ex-wife makes move to control Kirby Puckett's estate

    03/21/2006 12:11:14 PM PST · by MplsSteve · 17 replies · 584+ views
    Minneapolis StarTribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 3/21/06 | Richard Meryhew - Staff Reporter
    Less than two weeks after former Twins center fielder Kirby Puckett died from a stroke, his ex-wife has taken legal steps to keep the Hall of Famer's personal memorabilia from falling into the wrong hands. In a court document filed Friday in Maricopa County, Ariz., where Puckett lived when he died March 6, Tonya Puckett asked that a special administrator be appointed to inventory the contents of the ballplayer's Scottsdale home, which he shared with his fiancée.
  • Gollum The Lazy Vulture Who Had To Go To Flying School

    11/30/2005 5:42:19 PM PST · by blam · 9 replies · 573+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-1-2005 | Stewart Payne
    Gollum the lazy vulture who had to go to flying school By Stewart Payne (Filed: 01/12/2005) Gollum the idle vulture had no reason to fly. His meals were delivered by hand, so for four years he has simply furled his mighty 6ft wings…and hopped everywhere. Chocks away: but Gollum still cannot get off the ground Until yesterday, that is. In what might seem a rather dramatic attempt to make him to do what should have come naturally, his owner took him to a vertical wind tunnel in the hope that a powerful blast of air might awaken a dormant instinct....
  • Democrats stray - Vulture who resembles a sparrow leads party to the extreme

    09/18/2005 8:40:24 AM PDT · by gpapa · 14 replies · 1,346+ views
    The Calgary Sun ^ | September 18, 2005 | Paul Jackson
    DALLAS -- It would be hard to find a nastier piece of political work than Nancy Pelosi, the shrieking Democratic leader in the U.S. House of Representatives. Which is saying something considering failed Chappaquiddick lifeguard Teddy Kennedy is still haunting the halls of Washington preaching high morality to one and all.
  • Knoll & Rendell : Disgraceful remarks

    07/25/2005 9:34:26 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 24 replies · 1,255+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | 07/26/05 | Editorial
    Knoll & Rendell: Disgraceful remarks Tuesday, July 26, 2005 Sometimes politicians need to stop while they're behind. Lt. Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll did a little politicking and offered some political commentary Tuesday last, uninvited, at the Carnegie funeral of Staff Sgt. Joseph Goodrich. The Marine, 32, of Westwood, was killed in a mortar attack in Iraq on July 10. Mrs. Baker Knoll began talking to Sgt. Goodrich's aunt during the Communion service. She handed the aunt a business card; Knoll called the funeral a "function." Then Knoll told the aunt that the state government was "against the war." Outrageous. Visiting...
  • Lt. gov. crashed Marine's funeral, kin say (comes uninvited and speaks anti-war at the funeral!)

    07/23/2005 7:44:05 PM PDT · by 2banana · 84 replies · 3,442+ views
    Pittsburg ^ | July 23, 2005 | Tom Barnes
    Lt. gov. crashed Marine's funeral, kin say Saturday, July 23, 2005 By Tom Barnes, Post-Gazette Harrisburg Bureau The family of a Marine who was killed in Iraq is furious with Lt. Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll for showing up uninvited at his funeral this week, handing out her business card and then saying "our government" is against the war. Rhonda Goodrich of Indiana, Pa., said yesterday that a funeral was held Tuesday at a church in Carnegie for her brother-in-law, Staff Sgt. Joseph Goodrich, 32. ... Then, suddenly, "one uninvited guest made an appearance, Catherine Baker Knoll." She sat down next...
  • PA Lt. Gov.'s Apology for Crashing Marine's Funeral Virtually Blames Grieving Family

    07/25/2005 2:57:50 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 107 replies · 3,243+ views
    In the annals of feckless non-apology apologies, the one just served up by PA Lt. Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll scrapes the bottom of the barrel. Check out the article below, and note this turn of phrase: "If my regard for his family's grief was seen another way, it is thoroughly regrettable." In other words, what is regrettable is not her awful behavior, but the way the Marine's family saw it. Sickening. -------------------------- Slain Marine's Family Gets Apology For Funeral Comments POSTED: 11:44 am EDT July 25, 2005 PITTSBURGH -- After being criticized for attending a Marine's funeral, Lt. Gov. Catherine...
  • Rendell to send apology to Marine's family

    07/24/2005 9:35:54 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 114 replies · 4,408+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune ^ | 07/25/05 | Sandra Tolliver
    Written apologies will be sent to a fallen Marine's relatives angered by Lt. Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll's uninvited appearance at the soldier's funeral and her criticism of the war in Iraq, Gov. Ed Rendell said Sunday. Rendell said he will send a personal letter to the family of the late Marine Staff Sgt. Joseph Goodrich, of Westwood, and will ask Knoll to do the same. Goodrich, 32, a police officer and infantry unit leader, died July 10 in a mortar attack in Hit, Iraq. Rendell said he hadn't spoken with Knoll about the incident, but was disturbed by the family's...
  • DFU SONG: Proud Mary (Lt. Gov. Knoll is such an a_ _ _ _ _ _)

    07/24/2005 11:11:32 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 17 replies · 1,129+ views
    DFU SONGS | 7-2005 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    Note: where you see "a_ _ _ _ _ _", choose a 7-letter word beginning with "a" that you feel is appropriate for Pennsylvania Lt. Governor Catherine Baker Knoll (hmmmm....what word?...amateur?...artiste?...athlete?...hmmmm) MIDI - PROUD MARY They said goodbye to a hero Sgt. Goodrich served his nation selflessly Catherine Baker Knoll had not been invited Quite a spectacle they soon would see Anti-war stuff she's saying While mourners had been praying Knoll is...Knoll is...Knoll is such an a_ _ _ _ _ _ Knoll is such an a_ _ _ _ _ _ Why was this woman so heartless It was...
  • Politician crashes Marine's funeral

    07/23/2005 10:10:14 PM PDT · by 26lemoncharlie · 37 replies · 1,508+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | July 24, 2005 | WorldNetDaily
    Hands out business card, tells family 'our government is against this war' When the family of Staff Sgt. Joseph Goodrich gathered in Pittsburgh for the fallen Marine's funeral, they expected a large crowd – after all, they've lived in the area for generations and Joseph had been a police officer before becoming a leatherneck – but they didn't expect to see Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor show up, hand out her business card and tell them "our government" opposes the war. Goodrich, 32, and fellow western Pennsylvanian, Lance Cpl. Ryan J. Kovacicek, 22 – both second-generation Marines – were killed in Iraq...
  • Lt. gov. crashed Marine's funeral, kin say

    07/23/2005 6:51:27 AM PDT · by learner · 362 replies · 14,758+ views
    Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | July 23,2005 | Tom Barnes
    Saturday, July 23, 2005 By Tom Barnes, Post-Gazette Harrisburg Bureau The family of a Marine who was killed in Iraq is furious with Lt. Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll for showing up uninvited at his funeral this week, handing out her business card and then saying "our government" is against the war.
  • Ward Churchill: new audio from Peter Boyles interviews earlier today

    03/16/2005 7:28:51 PM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 3 replies · 685+ views
    KHOW 630am website ^ | March 16th, 2005 | Peter Boyles
    Earlier today Peter Boyles of KHOW 630am (5am to 9am mountain) interviewed American Indian Movement leader Vernon Bellecourt, then Churchill's attorney David Lane and finally Rhonda Kelly the sister of Churchill's former wife. Rhonda received a threatening letter last summer from Ward Churchill. Vern Bellecourt:'s attorney David Lane: Rhonda Kelly: David Lane is supposedly a highly respected attorney, but as you will hear in this interview he seems to have adopted the strategy that as long as he doesn't know about it then it doesn't matter. He also refers to everyone providing evidence regarding Churchill's tendency for violence, fraud, plagairism,...