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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:24 AM
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Who wants to see a photograph of something that NEVER existed?
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 08:42 AM by underpants
Intriguing huh?



This is an undated photo of a Prebles meadow jumping mouse captured in the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site buffer zone. The Preble's meadow jumping mouse, once seen as a costly impediment to development, is now viewed by the government as a critter that never really existed - and no longer in need of federal protection under the Endangered Species Act. The Interior Department said that new DNA research shows the nine-inch mouse that can launch itself a foot and a half into the air and switch direction in mid-flight is probably identical to another variety of mouse common enough not to need protection. (AP Photo/Boulder Daily Camera, ho)

Jumping Mouse Loses Federal Protection
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/jumpi...

Nearly 31,000 acres have been designated critical mouse habitat for the Preble's mouse along streams in Colorado and Wyoming, including large parts of Colorado's Front Range, where sprawl is booming amid the foothills and the prairie. The mouse also has blocked construction of reservoirs despite a continued drought there.

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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:28 AM
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1. Jumping mouse?
Kinda like a barking spider?
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:31 AM
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3. or a dope smoking cricket
<fir-it-up> <fir-it-up> <fir-it-up>

say it real fast
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snoochie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:30 AM
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2. Probably identical?
If they were using the DNA for comparison, wouldn't the results be pretty clear?
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:32 AM
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4. Look you ignorant redneck let me explain this to you
THERE'S MONEY TO BE MADE!!!!!!!!!!

Sorry I couldn't resist :hi: :bounce:
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snoochie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:36 AM
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7. LOL
No apologies, please. Just got back from reading sad, sad stuff in LBN, so I welcome and appreciate your tom foolery. :)
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:49 AM
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16. Only to the REALITY-Based community... nt
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:02 PM
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17. Market-based science
It's like faith-based science just with more money and greater government subsidies.
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:33 AM
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5. We can thank the Shrub administration for this bit of "science"
I am sure we'll see a lot of other species that are miraculously identical to common species in order that we can go develop their habitat.

"The Spotted Owl? That's the same thing as this other owl over here, that we have trillions of."
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:35 AM
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6. Eh they're pretty much all the same
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 08:35 AM by underpants
mouse...owl whatever Yeah Bob you want to drive the Earthmover over there?
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snoochie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:36 AM
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8. I think you're right
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 08:37 AM by snoochie
As long as the sepcies is probably identical to another, wipe 'em out!
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:42 AM
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14. Yep, there's so much pristine land, just sitting there doing nothing
When it could be used for something sensible, like strip malls and subdivisions.

But those damn wacky liberals trying to tell us we need trees and wildlife and shit. Well, what about money? That land could be making us money! Developing it is actually BETTER for Americans than leaving it in its natural, but undeveloped, state.
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WritersBlock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:39 AM
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9. Actually, its only problem is that it's threatened by one of
the most dangerous predators on the continent:

Greedus Developerassholius.

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wolfgirl Donating Member (950 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:41 AM
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10. ROTFLMAO!!! eom
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:41 AM
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11. Seriously are we the only "civilization" that doesn't build up?
Ghandi was once asked "What do you think of Western civilization?"

Ghandi replied "I think it is a good idea"
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:52 AM
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12. and could ya speed it up!
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hippiechick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:06 AM
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13. Here's another one:
According to the Bush administration, that is.




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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:48 AM
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15. I've seen those at a zoo. Seeing them jump is really a wonder to behold.
The gummint may not believe they are unique, but they sure ain't yer ordinary-type mouse.
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