Doug Inkley, senior scientist at the National Wildlife Federation, told CBS News that blackbirds don’t have very good night vision and that they were simply frightened.
As for the fish and the crabs, the cause of the fish die-off in Brazil is yet to be determined, but officials in Md. told the Baltimore Sun the sensitive spot fish were most likely killed by cold water. According to the Daily Mail, environmental experts believe lower than average temperatures are to blame for the crab deaths.more
During the last catastrophic animal extinction, more than three-fourths of the large Ice Age animals, including woolly mammoths, mastodons, saber-toothed tigers and giant bears, died out. Scientists have debated for years over the cause of the extinction, with both of the major hypotheses—human overhunting and climate change—insufficient to account for the mega die-off.
An extraterrestrial explosion could have triggered a wave of massive wildfires that reduced to ashes the mastodons of the day, say the scientists. At one site called Murray Springs in Arizona, a well-known Clovis site, the scientists found megafauna covered by the comet debris.
“It would have had major effects on humans,” said one of the researchers, Douglas Kennett of the University of Oregon. “Immediate effects would have been in the North and East, producing shockwaves, heat, flooding, wildfires, and a reduction and fragmentation of the human population.”
Any Clovis survivors would have been driven into isolated groups in search of food and warmth. Kennett said archaeological evidence at the Clovis sites is “suggestive of significant population reduction and fragmentation, but additional work is necessary to test the data further.”
One thing is for sure, “It was a bad day in North America for those folks who were living there,” Kennett said in a telephone interview.
The evidence for a comet impact is substantial.
“I think the fact that there’s an impact is pretty definite. There are too many markers there for it all to be coincidence or happenstance explanations,” Firestone said, adding, “What will be debated is whether the extent of the impact was sufficient for instance to kill all of the megafauna or whether other factors were also equally important.”more
Okay so you hear this car pulling up blasting jigaboo music, it's a nice newer model car, huge rims, probably $4,000 in that, and the driver, hat askew and bling everywhere, is the whitest kid you've seen since you watched that movie Powder.
This isn't Jew York or the verges of Compton, it's Texas, and every time you hear a car blasting nignog beats, it's white kids, blacks are always blasting that R&B crap where the guy is singing about "sexing you up"...
You can't blame black people for benig black, trading their welfare checks for malt liquor, gold teeth, four thousand dollar spinning rims for a car that cost maybe seven hundred dollars, not having the sense to pull up their pants in public, always grabbing at their crotches... that's their "culture" such as it is. Whatever.
But white kids, from well-to-do homes, that watch MTV, go to public schools, and emulate black society to the point of fetishism, in the end that's messed up.
I've seen black people, dressed white, acting white, at least they're trying hard to rise above the filth of their own community, not forsaking their own family, heritage, and culture to wallow in the ghettos, "keeping it real" acting like "g-thug gankstas" with their wal-mart c02 pellet pistols like a majority of the white kids of today, raised on nothing but tv and public education.
Media plays it's part, MTV, BET, movies glamorizing multiculturalism, miscegeny, drug use, mindless violence, it serves as entertainment, but more than that, to otherwise well-to-do homes, without parents that take an active role in their children's lives, it serves as a role model for those children that have none in their own family.
Add public school to the mix where you have peer pressure from other kids that don't have postive white role models in their families, and you've got yourself a "g-thug" keeping it black, real black... raise your kids right, or else society will chew them up, spit them out, and you'll be picking up the pieces while everyone else has to put up with their vanilla ice/eminem looking ass making a fool out of themselves and your family.
We really need a basic political aptitude test before people can vote.
97.1% High School Graduate or higher, 55% College Graduates
Results to 12 simple Multiple Choice Questions
57.4% could NOT correctly say which party controls congress (50/50 shot just by guessing)
81.8% could NOT correctly say Joe Biden quit a previous campaign because of plagiarism (25% chance by guessing)
82.6% could NOT correctly say that Barack Obama won his first election by getting opponents kicked off the ballot (25% chance by guessing)
88.4% could NOT correctly say that Obama said his policies would likely bankrupt the coal industry and make energy rates skyrocket (25% chance by guessing)
56.1% could NOT correctly say Obama started his political career at the home of two former members of the Weather Underground (25% chance by guessing).
Only 13.7% failed to identify Sarah Palin as the person on which their party spent $150,000 in clothes
Only 6.2% failed to identify Palin as the one with a pregnant teenage daughter
And 86.9 % thought that Palin said that she could see Russia from her "house," even though that was Tina Fey who said that!!
Only 2.4% got at least 11 correct.
Only .5% got all of them correct. (And we "gave" one answer that was technically not Palin, but actually Tina Fey)