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  • Erie school district hands out baseball bats for classroom defense

    04/11/2018 10:37:45 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 70 replies
    Fox43.com ^ | 4,11,18 | staff reporter
    An Erie school district has bought hundreds of new baseball bats – and it’s not planning a massive expansion of any sports programs. The Millcreek Township School District outside Erie distributed the miniature bats to 500 teachers last week as part of a training program on how to deal with school shooters, the Pittsburgh Tribune reports. Superintendent William Hall says it cost the district around $1,800 to buy 600 16-inch baseball bats, including some that will be placed in offices and other common areas. Hall says the bats are to give teachers a chance to fight back as part of...
  • Pennsylvania school district arming teachers with baseball bats to combat active shooters

    04/11/2018 3:44:04 AM PDT · by Libloather · 105 replies
    The Denver Channel ^ | 4/10/18 | Justin Boggs
    While the national debate continues on whether school teachers should be allowed to posses firearms in classrooms, one Pennsylvania school district is moving forward with arming its teachers... with baseball bats. The Millcreek School District, which is located near Erie, announced it is arming up to 500 teachers with baseball bats in case of an active shooter, WICU-TV reported. The district said it spent $1,800 on the 16-inch wooden bats. The bats are not quite the same size used in baseball games. Typical baseball bats are at least 30 inches long.
  • Thousands of flying foxes fall from sky after being ‘boiled alive’ in sweltering Australia heatwave

    01/08/2018 10:46:43 AM PST · by Red Badger · 73 replies
    www.thesun.co.uk ^ | Updated: 8th January 2018, 12:44 pm | By Sam Webb
    THOUSANDS of flying foxes died in an Australian heatwave so severe it has melted tarmac. The animals fell from the trees as they were boiled alive in temperatures exceeding 40C in Campbelltown in New South Wales. Animal welfare volunteers battled to save the lives of the hundreds of babies and some adults in distress but the death toll is believed to be in the thousands. A spokesman from the charity Help Save the Wildlife and Bushlands in Campbelltown said: "The efforts of our volunteers yesterday was both heroic and heartbreaking. "In extremely trying conditions they worked tirelessly to provide sub-cutaneous...
  • AZ bats relatively untouched by white-nose syndrome

    11/02/2017 6:08:50 AM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Isaac Windes Cronkite News
    WASHINGTON – Bats can rest easy in Arizona. Literally. The state’s climate appears to have helped hold off, for now, a disease that has afflicted bats during hibernation in at least half of the country. Experts say Arizona, with its shorter winters and more dispersed bat populations, could act as a barrier against white-nose syndrome, which is most often contracted during the winter, when bats hibernate in moist caves and spread the fungus. The disease causes bats to use up their fat reserves too quickly, forcing them out of hibernation in frigid weather when there may be no food available....
  • Bats test positive for rabies in North Shore [WI]

    08/29/2017 7:36:25 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 38 replies
    North Shore Now ^ | 8-29-17 | Jeff Rumage
    The North Shore Health Department has confirmed that two bats found in North Shore communities have tested positive for rabies. Both bats were captured by residents — one after contact with a human, the other with a dog. Rabies is a serious viral disease that can be transmitted from infected mammals to humans through a bite, scratch, or when animal saliva comes into contact with broken skin.
  • MSNBC: Border Wall Even More Problematic Because Birds and Bats Might Not Be Able To Fly Over It-lol

    04/15/2017 6:13:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 87 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 15, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Video...Comic relief. Public service announcement: the border wall is even more problematic because animals and birds might be impacted. I wish I was kidding, but MSNBC ran a segment with biologist Jeff Corwin, where the latter said jaguars, the Mexican gray wolf, bats, and some birds might be impacted by the border wall’s construction. VIDEO “It would be an unprecedented environmental catastrophe,” said Corwin to host Craig Melvin. Melvin began the segments discussing Rep. Raul Graijalva (D-AZ) and the Center for Biological Diversity’s lawsuit against the federal government over the border enforcement project. In California, the state legislature is considering...
  • Vampire Bats In Brazil Now Start To Feed On Human Blood At Night

    01/12/2017 8:02:39 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 12 replies
    Tech Times ^ | 1/12/17 | Allan Adamson
    Wild vampire bats in Brazil that are believed to exclusively feed on bird blood have started to feed on human blood by night. Better Adapted At Processing Bird Blood The hairy-legged vampire bat, Diphylla ecaudata, which lives in northeast Brazil typically targets large birds to feed on at night time. The bats primarily feed on birds because they have evolved to be better at processing bird blood, which is characterized by high levels of fat, than at digesting the thicker and high-protein blood of mammals. The nocturnal animals would suck a spoonful of blood from one animal as meal. Earlier...
  • Idaho Health Officials Warn to Avoid Contact with Bats

    07/30/2016 3:18:13 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    klix ^ | 07/28/2016
    According to the South Central Public Health District five bats have tested positive for rabies since early June. Rabies can be fatal to humans and animals if not treated early. Bats are considered natural reservoirs for rabies. Tanis Maxwell with South Central Public Health District says in a news release, “the number of phone calls we have received about dead bats has increased recently”, however Maxwell noted “that no bats in south central Idaho have tested positive for rabies and the statewide numbers do not indicate an increase in the number of infected bats”. Laboratory testing is the only way...
  • Wind Turbines Are Killing Birds and Bats

    06/09/2016 5:46:56 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/09/16 | DR. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    While millions of birds and bats are dying needlessly, wind and solar power inconsistent energy production cannot replace coal. The world’s economy needs fossil fuels, nuclear energy, and hydro-power that provide a constant source of electricity I saw the once verdant wheat fields of Eastern Europe covered with ugly wind turbines, slowly spinning their huge blades into the wind. A few funnel dust swirls were blowing the topsoil into the air. They did not appear to be connected to any storage station that would distribute the electrical power generated. I searched and found out that they were really not connected...
  • Obama: Speak Softly and Carry a Big Bat?

    08/03/2012 1:15:50 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 16 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | Friday, August 3, 2012 | Timothy Knight
    It is not unusual for President Obama and our allies to communicate on a regular basis, especially with the Turkish Prime Minister in regards to the ongoing situation in neighboring Syria, however the Turkish press and government are bewildered over a photo released by the White House of President Obama talking to the Prime Minister earlier this week: Maybe the President really likes baseball, or maybe he's trying to create the image of Teddy Roosevelt's famous "walk softly and carry a big stick" quote for the fall campaign, but either way it's a massive failure. Why do I say that?...
  • (Weird) ... Police Find Spiked Baseball Bats Throughout San Francisco

    12/06/2015 4:31:41 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | November 25, 2015 | CNSNews.com
    Police find spiked baseball bats throughout San Francisco San Francisco Police are asking for help leading to those chaining up spiked baseball bats to poles throughout the city. San Francisco Police Sgt. Michael Andraychak says officers first received reports of wooden or metal baseball bats appearing on poles and parking meters in the city on Thanksgiving morning. Andraychak says 27 bats with spikes running through them have been found since then. The latest discovery was Friday in the Fishermen's Wharf area. Andraychak says the spikes on the objects allow them to be considered a prohibited or deadly weapon, which is...
  • Ben Carson on "volatile" past, trying to stab a friend

    10/25/2015 9:33:09 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 77 replies
    CBS News ^ | 10/25/15 | REENA FLORES
    Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson, in defending against criticisms of his relaxed demeanor on the campaign trail, opened up about his past "volatile" behavior during an interview that aired Sunday. "I have plenty of energy. But, you know, I am soft-spoken. I do have a tendency to be relaxed. I wasn't always like that. There was a time when I was, you know, very volatile," Carson told NBC News. "But, you know, I changed." The retired neurosurgeon went on to explain that "as a teenager, I would go after people with rocks, and bricks, and baseball bats, and hammers." He...
  • Carson's violent past: Bricks, bats, hammers

    10/25/2015 8:18:46 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 75 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/25/15 | Eric Bradner
    Ben Carson says he's soft-spoken now -- but he hasn't always been so calm. "As a teenager, I would go after people with rocks, and bricks, and baseball bats, and hammers. And, of course, many people know the story when I was 14 and I tried to stab someone," Carson said Sunday on ABC's "This Week." "You know, fortunately, you know, my life has been changed," he added. "And I'm a very different person now." Carson's comments came after Donald Trump, his leading opponent for the Republican presidential nomination, said at a rally in Miami on Friday that Carson has...
  • Pitcher Plants Designed to Attract Bats

    09/14/2015 7:49:19 AM PDT · by fishtank · 16 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 9-14-15 | Brian Thomas
    Pitcher Plants Designed to Attract Bats by Brian Thomas, M.S. * Evidence for Creation › Evidence from Science › Evidence from the Life Sciences › Life Was Created Fully Functional Even children learn that plants and animals depend on one another. Plants release oxygen for animals to breathe, and plants make food—mostly sugar—for animals to eat. In turn, animals produce carbon dioxide so plants can grow using sunlight. This ecological interdependence shows enough divine design to inspire any honest thinker to consider a Creator, but a recently discovered interaction between pitcher plants and bats shows even more.1 Pitcher plants in...
  • The Top 10 Global Warming Lies of the Left

    09/03/2015 9:04:50 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 3, 2015 | Spencer Irvine
    The Heartland Institute published “Top 10 Global Warming Lies” to answer the reporting of the Left on the effects of global warming. Specifically, the report was designed as a response to the Environmental Defense Fund’s most recent fundraising effort, “10 Global Warming Effects That May Shock You.” global warming lies heartland institute 1. EDF claimed global warming cause 100,000 bat deaths in Australia ~ However, the fact is that global warming activists love wind power, which actually kills up to a million bats each year. ~ Also, there was no evidence that global warming caused the death of bats, as...
  • "Unbearable" stench after 5,000 bats suddenly drop dead

    11/19/2014 9:03:34 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 27 replies
    Sunday World ^ | 11-20-14 | Daily World
    Residents in the sleepy neighbourhood of Casino, New South Wales, were left shocked when the nocturnal creatures began dropping dead and falling from trees. The deaths are said to have been caused by a 44 degree heat wave sweeping over the town and over 5,000 carcasses created an "unbearable" stench, sparking a public health warning. Council manager John Walker told the Australia Telegraph newspaper: "People should avoid the area and not try to help living bats themselves as they could bite and scratch and some carry the lyssavirus.
  • Ebola-carrying bats may be heroes as well as villains

    11/03/2014 5:09:11 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | November 2, 2014 | Ben Hirschler (Reuters)
    LONDON (Reuters) - Bats are living up to their frightening reputation in the world's worst Ebola outbreak as prime suspects for spreading the deadly virus to humans, but scientists believe they may also shed valuable light on fighting infection. Bats can carry more than 100 different viruses, including Ebola, rabies and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), without becoming sick themselves. While that makes them a fearsome reservoir of disease, especially in the forests of Africa where they migrate vast distances, it also opens the intriguing possibility that scientists might learn their trick in keeping killers like Ebola at bay. "If...
  • Bats lured to deaths at wind farms ‘because they think turbines are trees’

    09/29/2014 9:41:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8:00PM BST 29 Sep 2014 | Emily Gosden, Energy Editor
    Bats may be lured to their deaths at wind farms because they think turbines are trees in which they can find shelter, food and sex, according to new research. The creatures fly towards slow-moving turbines, only to be killed when gusts of wind spin the blades, scientists investigating “unprecedented” numbers of bat deaths at wind farms suggested. Flashing red lights may need to be installed at wind farms to help prevent the animals making the potentially-fatal mistake, they said. […] About 600,000 bats are estimated to have been killed by wind farms in the US in 2012. …
  • Obama gives order to protect bees and bats

    06/21/2014 5:01:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 20, 2014 | Justin Sink
    President Obama is hoping his latest executive action will create lots of buzz. Obama signed a presidential memorandum on Friday ordering the federal government to develop a plan for protecting pollinators such as honey bees, butterflies, birds and bats in response to mounting concerns about the impact of dwindling populations on American crops. "The problem is serious and requires immediate attention to ensure the sustainability of our food production systems, avoid additional economic impact on the agricultural sector, and protect the health of the environment," Obama said in the memo, which was sent to Cabinet secretaries and agency heads. According...
  • 30 yrs. later, bats get their revenge on Ozzy: Rocker cannot convert barn where they live

    05/05/2014 7:49:23 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 35 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 5/5/2014 | Richard Marsden
    It's a little over 30 years ago that Ozzy Osbourne bit the head off a bat in front of a live audience. Now it appears the little animals have had their revenge. They could have scuppered his plans to convert a historic barn on his £5million estate into a two-bedroom home. The former Black Sabbath singer’s representatives are understood to have met planning officers to discuss redevelopment of the 19th century building. But brown long-eared bats have been discovered in the building. Osbourne, now 65, bit the head off a bat while performing in America in 1982. He was said...