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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-02-11 09:42 AM
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More than 1,000 dead birds fall from sky in Ark.
Source: Washington Post

More than 1,000 dead birds fall from sky in Ark.

The Associated Press
Sunday, January 2, 2011; 1:35 AM

BEEBE, Ark. -- Wildlife officials are trying to determine what caused more than 1,000 black birds to die and fall from the sky over an Arkansas town.

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission said Saturday that it began receiving reports about the dead birds about 11:30 p.m. the previous night. The birds fell over a 1-mile area of Beebe, and an aerial survey indicated that no other dead birds were found outside of that area.

Commission ornithologist Karen Rowe said the he birds showed physical trauma, and she speculated that "the flock could have been hit by lightning or high-altitude hail."

The commission said that New Year's Eve revelers shooting off fireworks in the area could have startled the birds from their roost and caused them to die from stress.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-02-11 10:01 AM
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1. Birds which were black
Edited on Sun Jan-02-11 10:02 AM by dipsydoodle
or blackbirds ?

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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-02-11 10:56 AM
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6. We must be related, lol. I thought the same thing.
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-02-11 10:59 AM
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9. Hardly surprising
with a name like yours. Kestrel.......... :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5CUHHGlQg0
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pasto76 Donating Member (835 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-02-11 10:18 AM
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2. Step 1 in the zombie apocalypse is all the birds die
or maybe just on the crazies. Either way batten the hatches!
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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-02-11 10:23 AM
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3. they probably saw a picture of Darrell Issa


that would kill anything.... :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :hi:
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bongbong Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-02-11 01:21 PM
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17. Caption on his picture
"What a laughable bunch of sheep vote for us!"
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FarLeftFist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-02-11 10:28 AM
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4. Tornado? n/t
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Cirque du So-What Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-02-11 10:33 AM
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5. The small geographical area
and evidence of trauma support the notion that their death was due to hail & lightning.
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Mojorabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-11 12:14 AM
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32. Kentucky too on a smaller scale
http://www.wpsdlocal6.com/news/local/Woman-reports-doze...
same kind of bird as per photo..redwinged blackbird
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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-02-11 10:57 AM
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7. God's rejects.
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Safetykitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-02-11 10:57 AM
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8. God fart.
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jody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-02-11 11:07 AM
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10. How come the 545 turkeys in D.C. survive? n/t
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Downwinder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-02-11 11:07 AM
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11. I don't guess they eat Gulf Coast Shrimp.
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FLPanhandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-02-11 11:34 AM
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12. I can't wait to hear some of the conspiracy theories that'll crop up
The loony sites should be buzzing with ideas soon.
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BeFree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-02-11 11:43 AM
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13. Right
I'm sure it was nothing more than a farmer's field that had been sprayed with a pesticide of some kind and this flock just happened to feed there at the wrong time.
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TalkingDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-03-11 01:39 AM
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25. Best one I've heard: New Madrid Faultline is getting ready to blow.
For both the fish and the birds.

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Mojorabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-11 12:17 AM
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33. Here is a doozy a family member sent me
http://www.eutimes.net/2011/01/top-us-official-murdered... /
Top US Official Murdered After Arkansas Weapons Test Causes Mass Death
Posted by EU Times on Jan 4th, 2011 // 64 Comments



A shocking report prepared for Prime Minister Putin by the Foreign Military Intelligence Directorate (GRU) states that one of the United States top experts in biological and chemical weapons was brutally murdered after he threatened to expose a US Military test of poison gas that killed hundreds of thousands of animals in Arkansas this past week.

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Bragi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-02-11 12:09 PM
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14. Was this after the story about Abba reuniting?
Just wondering about the sequence here.
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mr clean Donating Member (106 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-02-11 12:12 PM
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15. Maybe it was from all those Wind Farms we have in Arkansas.
...oh wait...

:shrug:





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matt819 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-02-11 12:42 PM
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16. Flashforward (nt)
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PinkTiger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-02-11 10:38 PM
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20. Yes.
Someone was time traveling. LOL
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PacerLJ35 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-02-11 01:24 PM
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18. There are a lot of birds in Arkansas...
We hit them all the time flying the low-level routes in that state. Something to do with being the confluence for two larger rivers (Arkansas and Mississippi).
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PinkTiger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-02-11 10:39 PM
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21. Wrong part of the state for that.
The Arkansas River is also the site,at Russellville, of a nuclear power site.
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PacerLJ35 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-03-11 08:42 PM
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26. ??
I know where Russellville is and I know where the nuke plant is...we fly around it all the time. Wrong part of the state for what? Rivers? Beebe is located right on the edge of the White River floodplain, and most of the state is a flyway for migrating birds. That was my point.
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harvey007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-02-11 10:25 PM
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19. Poisoned
Over the years, there have been many reports of hundreds or thousands of dead birds falling from the skies and almost always the cause of death turns out to be poison.

If there is a cattle feedlot or other enterprise in the Beebe area that would have a motive to poison birds, this is likely the case. We'll see what the toxicologists say.

Remember this?
http://xenophilius.wordpress.com/2009/01/28/rain-of-dea...
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PinkTiger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-02-11 10:42 PM
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22. But the fish kill?
What would have caused the fish to die?
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arikara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-03-11 01:23 AM
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24. Both incidents
are species specific. You'd think if it was hailstones they would have hit other birds too, and if poison it would have killed other types of birds and fish.
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Ter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-02-11 11:26 PM
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23. Chem trails?
n/t
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PacerLJ35 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-03-11 08:43 PM
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27. Obviously, my tin foil hat told me about the nearby Little Rock AFB...they probably did it
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-03-11 09:56 PM
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PacerLJ35 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-03-11 09:58 PM
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29. No...
The idea of chemtrails is laughable. Everyone's already mentioned Pine Bluff and Ft Chaffee, I'm actually shocked there haven't been any conspiracies about Little Rock Air Force Base.
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Ter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-04-11 02:17 AM
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30. Chemtrails are real, I've seen them
The only way to get a bird to fall out of the sky is either to shoot them or poison them. Disease doesn't kick in that fast, they land first and then die somewhere.
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PacerLJ35 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-04-11 10:50 PM
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31. You've seen them? How come I've never seen these "spray planes" in the nearly 2 decades I've flown?
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astral Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-11 11:35 AM
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34. Shh with the chemtrails! -- look --! ---> Mysterious bird deaths hit Sweden
Would it be reasonable to believe these incidents are related, at least as to a common cause? Not sure what that would be yet -- these are also black birds.
__________________________________
"Dozens of dead birds have been found lying in a residential street in Sweden, days after thousands of birds fell to their deaths in the US."

Police in the town of Falkoeping have told Swedish media that between 50 and 100 jackdaws had died.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-12118839




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astral Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-11 12:05 PM
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35. add this
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