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    Re: Thousands of birds fall from the sky in Arkansas

    Quote Originally Posted by SgtRock View Post
    Whats wrong with the fish in Arkansas?


    I doubt it was fireworks...

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    Re: Thousands of birds fall from the sky in Arkansas

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    That happened not too far from where I live (very close, in fact).

    New Years eve is like the 4th of July around here - it being mid-winter the bird flocks nestle throughout the area - they come through to roost and look like ribbons in the sky when they take flight - it's kind of neat. A single flock can take 30 minutes to fly by - it's normal for this area. . . and We're on edge of population and kind of swampy - woods and farmland.

    So if anything tragic's going to happen it's the ideal location for fireworks to cause an issue.

    Either that or toxic chemicals were burned off in someone's backyard fire-pit. Bonfires for pleasure and practical purposes are common, as well - all it would take is some toxic junk being burned off, some birds breathing it in - and then dead.

    Oh - and there are few liberals in this area
    I was wondering when somebody from Arkansas would comment...

    But what about the fish? Toxic runoff into the stream perhaps?

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    Re: Thousands of birds fall from the sky in Arkansas

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    I was wondering when somebody from Arkansas would comment...

    But what about the fish? Toxic runoff into the stream perhaps?
    Yeah - about the fish, most likely it's that. Wouldn't be surprised. They're less than concerned in this state - very relaxed laws and even more relaxed enforcement of the ones on the books.

    There's an area in Little Rock where i use to live that had 2 creeks running through it and for about 2 acres, behind a grouping of old factories, everything was dead - like a creepy horror flick - because of toxic dumping and sluff.

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post


    I doubt it was fireworks...
    A redneck armed with a truckload of fireworks - I'd believe it.

    But not from a firework hitting them - more likely from the chemicals that are produced when you ignite them. They have an incredible reaction time and are quite small. They also fly high and, unlike starlings, they don't tightly pack their selves in.

    But I still bet it's a toxic-burn that's the culprit. They normally don't just die in large groups like that - and they're common to this area - come around year after year. If fireworks were more likely at fault then it would be more common.
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    Re: Thousands of birds fall from the sky in Arkansas

    *compressed*
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    Re: Thousands of birds fall from the sky in Arkansas

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    And, when the first person that mentioned global warming, or some other man made occurance, you would have been on that band wagon, jumping up-n-down in agreement. Then, gone around tirading about how Righties hate the environment.
    Thats why the fish washed up on shore. OK..... conservatives generally believe in a book where there is no evidence of what happened IN the book, yet they will defend it like its fact. But a company dumps pollution that builds up CO2 in a lake.... fish die, yet they dont believe its the pollution in the lake.

    Seriously though I dont feel the earth warming is 100% caused by humans. I havent seen anything that really DOES show the human impact. BUUUT.... what I do see are common sense things. Smog, water table pollution, oil dumped into the environment were it shouldnt be dumped, air pollution, pesticides making well water undrinkable, animals being affected in their reproduction..... ETC

    In other words global warming is just a hot-button issue that takes FAR to much stage real estate from other issues we DO know about. Now, to unregulate companies and individuals from poluting is to turn the US into another China. Cheap products at the HUGE expense of destroying your land and at the expense of peoples health.

    What Im trying to say is regulation is needed regarding keeping the environment clean! If we dont people get health problems. Health problems cost money. Cleaning our water and our land costs money. Long term the US will be much worse off by not regulating. But Conserva-people just like to see money in their pockets NOW.
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    Re: Thousands of birds fall from the sky in Arkansas

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Might want to read this...

    Arkansas seems to be having major problems...birds, fish, and tornado's? yeesh!

    God is sending a message to all who have the ears to listen!

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    Re: Thousands of birds fall from the sky in Arkansas

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    God is sending a message to all who have the ears to listen!

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    he's giving them the bird?
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    Re: Thousands of birds fall from the sky in Arkansas

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    God is sending a message to all who have the ears to listen!

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    How come Buddha never gets the credit for this stuff?
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Thousands of birds fall from the sky in Arkansas

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    he's giving them the bird?
    Indeed, right up the proverbial River Nile. Ouch! Hurts so good!

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    Re: Thousands of birds fall from the sky in Arkansas

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Yeah - about the fish, most likely it's that. Wouldn't be surprised. They're less than concerned in this state - very relaxed laws and even more relaxed enforcement of the ones on the books.

    There's an area in Little Rock where i use to live that had 2 creeks running through it and for about 2 acres, behind a grouping of old factories, everything was dead - like a creepy horror flick - because of toxic dumping and sluff.



    A redneck armed with a truckload of fireworks - I'd believe it.

    But not from a firework hitting them - more likely from the chemicals that are produced when you ignite them. They have an incredible reaction time and are quite small. They also fly high and, unlike starlings, they don't tightly pack their selves in.

    But I still bet it's a toxic-burn that's the culprit. They normally don't just die in large groups like that - and they're common to this area - come around year after year. If fireworks were more likely at fault then it would be more common.
    That's kind of crazy... I never realized that fireworks could do all that

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