News Briefs 11-05-2009

Hell hath no fury as a giftless mother on her day.

  • Think you got it tough with your mom? Just be glad you’re not the offspring of a burying beetle, or a Panda bear!
  • The operators of Britain’s first “biofuel” power plants are considering burning palm oil. Ecology + Shortsightedness is just what makes Momma Gaia cry.
  • For the future of clean coal technology, steer your gaze to the East.
  • Everybody talks about saving the Amazon, but what about Brazil’s other endangered rainforest?
  • As any self-respecting villain, the 2nd biggest shark has a Caribbean hideout.
  • ‘The Great Orangutan Escape’, now playing at a Zoo near you…
  • More enduring a mystery than ‘The Da Vinci Code’, it’s ‘The Da Vinci Face’.
  • How much has MJ-12 & the Avary infiltrated the UFO/ET community?
  • Aliens disguise themselves as jellyfishes to attempt an invasion on Staffordshire.
  • The Sun’s leaving it’s period of slumber. Which is a good thing… right?
  • Popular Mechanics looks at the Tunguska event of 1908, so we can prepare for the worst… in 2045.
  • To reach Warp speed, just add dark energy—and a humongous amount of juice.
  • Memo to NASA: If you still want to return to the Moon, then invite Obama to watch the new Star Trek movie, pronto!
  • The scientists trying to put into operational orbit ESA’s 2 multibillion space telescopes, feel just like a teenager valet trying to park Russell Crowe’s Bimmer —Yikes!
  • Requiem for a space telescope: Space shuttle ready to fix Hubble for grand finale.
  • Hear no evil: The US Senate won’t hear anything about a single-payer health care plan (Video). Any attempt to bring this issue on the table will be met by the official “Na-Na-Na-Na-Na-Na-Na!” procedure.
  • Video: Combine one of the world’s most ancient written sagas —Valmiki’s Ramayana—with some 20’s Jazz songs, and what do you get? If you’re as talented as Nina Paley, you get ‘Sita Sings the Bues’.
  • You’d better warm up those fingers of yours, Greg old boy!
  • Magneto & Charles Xavier are not waiting for Wolverine; they are waiting for Godot.

Thanks Kat.

Quote of the Day:

“Mother is the name for God on the lips and hearts of all children.”

Brandon Lee in The Crow

  1. Mother Squirrel
    Don’t know what went wrong, but a half grown baby squirrel’s back legs aren’t working that lives in our yard. Yesterday he was running around, playing in the tree. My husband found him in the drive this afternoon. We’ve kept the cats away, at least though the night. He’s climbed back up the tree twice, just using his front paws. The Mother, She’s nursing him, and encouraging the little fellow. He seems stronger then this afternoon, but it is nature and the wild world will do what it does. He’s resting under a large limb to stay dry. He can’t crawl in the nest hole, because of the angle, and his useless hind quarters. I spoke to the little fellow for a bit when he was on the ground, and to the mother squirrel. They both saw me take our cat away from him(he was checking it out, being a cat), and put him inside. But the cat has never gone after the squirrels, in fact I’ve seen them touch noses, and hang out by the fence talking to each other(gossip?). It hurt that it was all I could do. And mother squirrel has been so loving. It makes my heart ache…

    1. That’s a sad story, bladerunner
      Maybe the baby squirrel somehow fell and has damaged his spine causing paralysis in his back legs. Even though he’s got back to his Mama it doesn’t sound good for his future, as he probably won’t be able to look after himself when he has to. Would it have been possible to take him to a Vet, I wonder?

      I hope he recovers – sometimes these injuries just cause a temporary shock which passes in time.

      Best wishes to the little fellow, anyway, and thank you for caring. More people should care about wildlife.

      Regards, Kathrinn

      1. Best were he is
        Still alive, and being loved by his Mom this morning. Hope he recovers. Taking him to the vet seemed to much, because it may be a spinal injury seemed best to let nature decide. We’ll see. He does seem strong. Climbing about just with his front paws! Don’t normally feed our squirrels(they seem to be large enough:)but I’m putting a few nuts out in the tree so the mother doesn’t have to go far.

        1. The little squirrel
          died yesterday a few minutes after I got home from work. Mother squirrel was there. Poor little thing. We buried him under the bushes in the front yard. His back did seem to be broken. So it was a good thing we didn’t do any more then we did. We hope the mother has another baby this summer, there’s time. But I don’t know anything about squirrel fertility cycles. Its nice to have wild creatures living in our yard. As long as its not a Racoon, or a skunk!!

          1. Sad
            Sad development, but as you said such are the ways of Nature.

            My sister used to live in Cuernavaca Morelos. She used to find possums near her house. Not the cutest of animals in my book 🙂

            It’s not the depth of the rabbit hole that bugs me…
            It’s all the rabbit SH*T you stumble over on your way down!!!

            Red Pill Junkie

          2. Sorry to hear about the little squirrel …
            …but it may have been the kindest thing that could happen to him, as he wouldn’t have been able to look after himself when the time came for Mama to kick him out of home.

            Red – I think Aussie possums are different from yours, but I have several families of them living in my ceiling (my “first-floor tenants” – it’s only a one-storey house!). Ours are real cute, about the size of a cat, and nocturnal – very clean, don’t have fleas or lice and keep their homes spotless. There are at least 6 in the main roof – 2 separate pairs in the porch ceiling, and I recently discovered a large male and his harem of 2 ladies had taken up residence in my garden shed!

            I don’t feed them, they forage for themselves. A bit of a fight breaks out occasionally which is rather noisy, but it soon stops. They leave at night around 7 p.m. and return about 4.30 a.m.

            Sometimes folk ask me why I don’t get rid of them, but I rather like their presence. They do no harm and have, after all, to live somewhere, so it may as well be here where they are safe.

            Regards, Kathrinn.

          3. You’re nicer than my sister… or me!
            That’s a true lesson in harmony with Nature there, Kathrinn.

            Since my sis & I are city slickers —well, technically more like suburban slackers— we don’t fare well with Natural wildlife; so to us possums are just another overgrown variety of rat 😛

            It’s not the depth of the rabbit hole that bugs me…
            It’s all the rabbit SH*T you stumble over on your way down!!!

            Red Pill Junkie

  2. MJ-12 & the Avary
    There are so many people who believe that the only difference between ETs and them is the technology that they don’t fear praying for a meeting with otherworldly manifestations. Of course, most of the time it is in hope of being in the loop of whatever advantages those technologies could bring them.

    I for one does not believe that those people are ready for such a meeting. And disclosure would not do anything for them anyway, except comfort them in their impression of reason.

    Matter of fact, they are ready to believe anything.

    When you look at what goes on out there, all the claims of channeled information, so-called insiders that double up as self-proclaimed prophets, this whole ridiculous picture galery of wanting would-be-followers, what comes to me is a feeling of great deception on the verge of unfolding, not that of a great revelation.

    There is nothing like a deception posing as revelation to ensnare someone who wants to believe in anything that promises a free escape from experience.

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