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Sun Nov 18, 2012, 10:22 AM

 

Dolphins shot and killed in south- OMG. Was Zimmerman feeling threatened? Will NRA respond?

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has issued an alert for waters off Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.
http://news.msn.com/us/dolphins-found-shot-slashed-stabbed-in-gulf-of-mexico


GULFPORT, Miss. Authorities are investigating several attacks on dolphins in the northern Gulf of Mexico after some were found with gunshot wounds, cuts and missing jaws.

The Sun Herald reports that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has issued a "heads up" directive. That puts officials on alert for an increase in human interaction with dolphins in the waters across Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.

Authorities say cases of gunshot wounds, mutilations and other injuries have been detected in recent months.

Scientists from the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport have responded to four dolphin strandings. And on Friday, a team went to Deer Island and found a second dolphin dead with a portion of his jaw missing.

A dolphin found dead earlier near Gautier had a 9mm bullet wound.

"It went through the abdomen, into the kidneys and killed it," said Moby Solangi, IMMS executive director.

He said recovering the dolphins and performing a necropsy to determine the cause of death is heartbreaking for his staff.

"We think there's someone or some group on a rampage," he said. "They not only kill them but also mutilate them."

The public can help by reporting any information they may know about the mutilations, he said. He also asked recreational and commercial fishermen to be on the watch for anyone killing the dolphins.

Attacks on the dolphins carry fines and jail sentences.

Solangi said he doesn't know why anyone would want to kill the dolphins. "They already are under a lot of stress from the oil spill, the dead zone," he said. However, in the past fishermen and charter boat captains have been convicted of harming dolphins they thought were taking bait or fish.

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Reply Dolphins shot and killed in south- OMG. Was Zimmerman feeling threatened? Will NRA respond? (Original post)
graham4anything Nov 2012 OP
glacierbay Nov 2012 #1
graham4anything Nov 2012 #2
glacierbay Nov 2012 #7
baldguy Nov 2012 #4
glacierbay Nov 2012 #8
Hoyt Nov 2012 #52
glacierbay Nov 2012 #56
MADem Nov 2012 #26
glacierbay Nov 2012 #28
MADem Nov 2012 #29
glacierbay Nov 2012 #30
MADem Nov 2012 #35
graham4anything Nov 2012 #39
glacierbay Nov 2012 #51
glacierbay Nov 2012 #50
glacierbay Nov 2012 #53
RomneyLies Nov 2012 #36
DaniDubois Nov 2012 #45
RomneyLies Nov 2012 #46
DaniDubois Nov 2012 #48
graham4anything Nov 2012 #54
argiel1234 Nov 2012 #59
txwhitedove Nov 2012 #3
Upton Nov 2012 #5
rrneck Nov 2012 #6
glacierbay Nov 2012 #9
justanidea Nov 2012 #10
glacierbay Nov 2012 #11
baldguy Nov 2012 #14
glacierbay Nov 2012 #15
graham4anything Nov 2012 #21
glacierbay Nov 2012 #22
graham4anything Nov 2012 #40
glacierbay Nov 2012 #49
graham4anything Nov 2012 #58
HopeHoops Nov 2012 #12
glacierbay Nov 2012 #13
HopeHoops Nov 2012 #23
glacierbay Nov 2012 #24
HopeHoops Nov 2012 #25
glacierbay Nov 2012 #27
HopeHoops Nov 2012 #31
glacierbay Nov 2012 #33
HopeHoops Nov 2012 #34
graham4anything Nov 2012 #43
RomneyLies Nov 2012 #37
DaniDubois Nov 2012 #47
zbdent Nov 2012 #16
glacierbay Nov 2012 #17
zbdent Nov 2012 #18
nolabear Nov 2012 #42
cordelia Nov 2012 #44
quinnox Nov 2012 #19
glacierbay Nov 2012 #20
MerryBlooms Nov 2012 #32
RomneyLies Nov 2012 #38
nolabear Nov 2012 #41
DirkGently Nov 2012 #55
Shankapotomus Nov 2012 #57
aikoaiko Nov 2012 #60

Response to graham4anything (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:03 AM

1. And your point is???????????????????

 

What???????????
That bad people do bad things??????????
Been going on since humans first walked the earth.

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Response to glacierbay (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:07 AM

2. Guns kill. Now they kill dolphins, mr NRA man from the gun threads.

 

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:13 AM

7. First off, I don't belong to the NRA

 

never have, never will, I've told you that before, second, knives kill, rocks kill, baseball bats kill, cars kill, nets kiss dolphins, sharks kill dolphins, spear guns kill dolphins.
You're trying to do your usual crap of equating gun owners with thugs, that meme left the station along time ago and it ain't coming back.

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Response to glacierbay (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:09 AM

4. You're always going to miss the point if you insist on being deliberately obtuse.

But then, deliberate obtuseness is the basis more most pro-murder anti-gun control propaganda.

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Response to baldguy (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:16 AM

8. That's funny

 

miss the point? What fucking point???
Bad people do bad things????
No shit, I deal with POS thugs 4 days a week, 10 hours a day.
Pro-murder anti-gun control propaganda????



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Response to glacierbay (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 06:22 PM

52. Poke your head out of gungeon and people pick up on your bull pretty quickly.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #52)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 06:25 PM

56. That's something you would know about, huh Hoyt?

 

Bull, I mean.

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Response to glacierbay (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 02:36 PM

26. It's news. Why are you angry at someone for posting a news report?

I'm pissed at the idiots who are shooting dolphins.

That sucks.

Don't quite get why you are so defensive about someone letting us know about it.

That's odd.

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Response to MADem (Reply #26)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 02:40 PM

28. I'm not mad

 

where did you get the idea I'm mad?
This poster is always trying to equate lawful gun owners with those that want to deny him his rights.
And I was just asking him what his point was. Nothing more, nothing less.

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Response to glacierbay (Reply #28)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 02:43 PM

29. I don't know a thing about the poster, but your reaction seemed a bit excessive given the

OP.

The point seems clear to me--people who shoot dolphins are assholes.

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Response to MADem (Reply #29)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 02:46 PM

30. And thats the point I made

 

right? And my reaction, considering his past statements on gun owners, is mild.
And just what did this have to do with Zimmerman or the NRA?
Isn't that a little excessive to include them when they had nothing to do with this heinous act?

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Response to glacierbay (Reply #30)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 04:23 PM

35. Why not just say so?

Your comment about Zimmerman and the NRA is excessive.

And leave it at that?

Instead, you made the thread more about your fight with the OP than the fact that some asshole is shooting dolphins.

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Response to MADem (Reply #35)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 04:38 PM

39. Yup. Killing dolphins has to be the lowest of the low. And shooting them???

 

The gun groupies stalk anyone thread to thread who puts down the all mighty gun
and the posters above and their other buddies (seems some have more than one name if you ask me) have already mocked me by saying they eat squirrels and other creatures of this earth.

Wouldn't put it past gun and NRA groupies to want to dine on dolphins after using them as target practice.

Let alone they call people like Trayvon Martin animals. Zimmerman could have killed the kid that would have grown up to cure cancer.

Killing a dolphin has to be the lowest of the low.

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #39)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 06:18 PM

51. I rest my case. nt.

 

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Response to MADem (Reply #35)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 06:17 PM

50. No, I was asking what his point was, no more, no less.

 

Why do you even care? Ask him why he brought up Zimmerman and the NRA, which have NOTHING to do with this incident.

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Response to MADem (Reply #26)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 04:26 PM

36. The thread title was done for no other reason than to incite crap that beloings in the gungeon.

 

The OP is attempting to bring crap from the Gungeon into GD.

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Response to RomneyLies (Reply #36)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 05:19 PM

45. Where is the Gungeon? I think the stuff I've been posting might belong there but I can't find it.

 

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Response to DaniDubois (Reply #45)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 05:21 PM

46. Justice and Public Safety

 

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Response to RomneyLies (Reply #46)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 05:24 PM

48. Thank you. I think one of my posts may have belonged there.

 

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Response to DaniDubois (Reply #45)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 06:23 PM

54. IT's the gun forum group where all NRA/gun threads end up

 

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=forum&id=1172

and I am proud to say 100% of any gun post I make is anti-gun, anti-NRA
100%.
but they don't like dissent there much

but also watch it, as they attempt to get alot of posts deleted if you don't vow allegiance

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Response to glacierbay (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 06:33 PM

59. are you angry?

 

You seem to love apologizing for murder , whether its dolphins or Palestinians


Nice avatar as well. Im sure some people see that and fall for it


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Response to graham4anything (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:09 AM

3. Thanks for informative post. I believe it highly unusual for much loved dolphins in the Gulf to be

found "shot, cut, and mutilated".

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Response to graham4anything (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:10 AM

5. Have anymore praise for Michael Bloomberg for us?

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Response to graham4anything (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:10 AM

6. I'm sure meek Mike will get right on it

as soon as there is sufficient media density.

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Response to rrneck (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:19 AM

9. No, no,no

 

you've got it wrong, it's now MMM, whatever the hell that means.
I just call him Blooming Idiot.

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Response to graham4anything (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:21 AM

10. Flamebait.

 

Article has nothing to do with Zimmerman or the NRA.

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Response to justanidea (Reply #10)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:29 AM

11. Yeah

 

but he just can't resist himself.

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Response to glacierbay (Reply #11)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 01:22 PM

14. And yet you were the first one to jump on it with your RW talking points.

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Response to baldguy (Reply #14)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 01:57 PM

15. What RW talking points would that be?

 

That bad people do bad things? That RW talking point? That humans have been cruel since the first human walked the earth? That RW talking point? Please point out where I was wrong.
Fact is that anything that any pro gun person says on DU is a RW talking point to you and your fellow gun controllers.

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Response to glacierbay (Reply #15)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 02:22 PM

21. this probably was someone taking target practice for sport like gunnies keep saying guns are for

 

or taking out another liberal like 99.99999999999999999999% of all gun killings are done against (aka the rightwing radical that killed the judge and wounded Gabby),
aka any other legal gun mass murderer like James Earl Ray etc.

after all, the dolphin you probably figure is just an animal and deserves to be shot right?

be consistent now.

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #21)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 02:27 PM

22. You sir

 

are fibbing, I never said that shooting animals is sporting, and just where did I say that an animal deserves to be shot?
And for your info, most killings are drug related, gang member on gang member. Where do you come up with this nonsense?

You need to delete this vile post.

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Response to glacierbay (Reply #22)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 04:42 PM

40. Why do you keep bringing up the Mafia? The Godfather was a 30 year old movie. Sheesh.

 

You gun people go round robin
hunting is a sport you say (so is bowling, my ball is in a locker at the bowling alley)
then you say you hunt to eat (yeah right, I bet you stop at Duncan Donuts...never passed one that didn't have at least one police officer wasting time inside it).
then you say you are a collector (well, I don't carry my stamps in a holster).
then you say miles away from your home you need to protect your home(then why is the gun outside the home?)

then a child dies
then a dolphin dies

but why do you keep bringing up the Mafia? That is so 1970s.

I did edit above
you meant the gunnies, not you personally. The milllion dollar suitswearing NRA talking points about hunting, collecting, blah blah blahing, etc.that the gun groupies always regurgitate.

Guns are rightwing. And don't belong on a beach killing dolphins.

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #40)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 06:13 PM

49. ?????????????????????

 

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Response to glacierbay (Reply #49)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 06:31 PM

58. You keep talking about gangsters. I assume you mean the mafia, or is the gangs that Daniel Day Lewis

 

portrayed in Gangs of NY back the turn of the 19th century.

Or are you referring to the IRA?

How bout the hippies? Yippies?

or is it the UK rock group The Gang of 4?

maybe it's Hail Hail the Gang's all here

maybe you are referring to Spanky and our Gang (the music group, or the Little Rascals Our gang tv show?

I ASSUME (ass-u-me) that you are not racially profilling blacks are you?(again!!!)
Like Zimmerman did to the innocent Trey Martin

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Response to graham4anything (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 12:20 PM

12. That's just sick. Dolphins are about as close to human as any other creature.

 

They're also the only non-human species known to have sex for pleasure.

I hope they track down and prosecute those bastards.

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #12)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 01:12 PM

13. Agreed.

 

People like this are animals who need to be tracked down and prosecuted to the full extent of the law and given the harshest penalty allowable under the law.

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Response to glacierbay (Reply #13)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 02:28 PM

23. No. That's wrong. People like that aren't qualified to be called "animals".

 

Animals have far greater ethics than people like that.

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #23)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 02:31 PM

24. You're correct.

 

My bad. I don't understand how anyone can shoot or maim/injure such a beautiful, intelligent animal just for the fun of it. This is beyond sick.

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Response to glacierbay (Reply #24)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 02:34 PM

25. I'm in the "all creatures are equal" camp.

 

There are too many disgusting cases of abuse to begin listing. I'm not religious, but I do have ethics.

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #25)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 02:37 PM

27. They were all put on this beautiful planet for a purpose.

 

From the common fly to humans, we're all here for a purpose.

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Response to glacierbay (Reply #27)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 02:48 PM

31. Okay. I do kill mosquitoes.

 


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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #31)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 02:55 PM

33. Ok I'll confess to killing flies and mosquitos

 

I remember being stationed in the Panama Canal Zone back in the 70's and the mosquitos were so large, we were shooting them down with SAM's.

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Response to glacierbay (Reply #33)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 03:26 PM

34. Jumanji

 

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Response to glacierbay (Reply #27)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 04:56 PM

43. and the NRA was put on earth so that everyone could keep killing anything/anytime without recourse

 

by gun lovers who don't seem to mind if an occasional innocent dolphin gets shot.

If only deer, bears and dolphins had the firepower to shoot back.

NO hunters are NOT doing any favors by (as they say) getting rid of them to lower the population. (that reminds me of someone named Adolf in WW2).

Gilligan's Island (of all things) got it right with their hunting man episode.

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Response to glacierbay (Reply #13)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 04:27 PM

37. If that penalty does not include five years in prison at a minimum

 

the law needs to be changed.

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Response to glacierbay (Reply #13)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 05:21 PM

47. I second that!

 

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Response to graham4anything (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 02:01 PM

16. Jealous rednecks angry that there's yet another species smarter than them?

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Response to zbdent (Reply #16)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 02:04 PM

17. Here, let me fix that for you

 

Jealous RW rednecks angry that there's yet another species smarter than them?
Hell, a rock is smarter than them.

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Response to glacierbay (Reply #17)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 02:05 PM

18. Sorry, thought the "jealous" suggested RW ...

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Response to zbdent (Reply #16)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 04:49 PM

42. That is a mean, rotten, low-down thing to say. You have no idea.

The Gulf's dolphins have been loved and saved from oil spills and hurricanes and kept safe from fishing nets by the very "rednecks" you feel superior enough to slam en masse. If you've got a specific beef, have at, but you are being everything that gets liberals broad brushed the same way you're broad brushing the people of that region.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #42)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 05:14 PM

44. Thank you for saying this in a much nicer way

than I wanted to.

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Response to graham4anything (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 02:05 PM

19. well, maybe these guys will fall into the water from a freak wave on their next dolphin hunting

 

expedition, and a big old great white shark will be in the area, and real hungry. Karma, or universal justice, can do strange things sometimes in life.

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Response to quinnox (Reply #19)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 02:19 PM

20. We can only hope. nt.

 

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Response to graham4anything (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 02:54 PM

32. This is some seriously sick shit.

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Response to graham4anything (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 04:29 PM

38. Please consider changing your title

 

Your title makes this thread gungeon flamebait.

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Response to graham4anything (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 04:46 PM

41. What a bizarre headline. People there are very upset. The dolphins are much loved.

They're investigating and whomever did this terrible thing had better hope the police catch them because some of the folk in the area are in a rage. They work hard to fish and keep those dolphins safe, and they know the pods well. It's horrible.

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Response to graham4anything (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 06:24 PM

55. What the hell? Who murders dolphins? Jesus.

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Response to graham4anything (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 06:27 PM

57. Guarantee you it's a bunch of right wing "sportsmen"

pissed about Obama's reelection. Sick.

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Response to graham4anything (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 06:35 PM

60. Locking


While the article is perfectly fine for GD, the OP framed it as a Gungeon post. Please repost there or repost here without the bait.

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