Wednesday, February 16, 2005

May Be Noteworthy News

Arrest of ‘gorgeous’ teacher in sexual abuse shocks town, McMINNVILLE, Tenn

Pamela Turner is a pervert, the 13 yr old boy is a victim.

Nuff said.

Michael Jackson Hospitalized?

SANTA MARIA, Calif. (AP) - Michael Jackson was taken to a hospital Tuesday and was to be admitted, the judge in the singer's molestation trial said. The development delayed jury selection.

Could I see the hands of anyone who actually gives a shit?

Farmer Paints Pigeons to Ward Off Predators

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A Dutch farmer has painted pigeons pink and green to ward off hungry birds of prey and it seems to have worked, a Dutch newspaper reported Wednesday.

"I'm crazy about the birds ... Naturally, birds of prey are going to eat pigeons, but preferably not here," the farmer told the Algemeen Dagblad newspaper.

He began painting the birds with environmentally friendly, water-based paint a year ago.

"The colors make the pigeons seem unsuitable as prey. The birds of prey simply don't recognize them anymore," he said.

I'm all for birdy protection and the pigeons in Europe do seem to be much more colorful than the ones I've had a few rounds with here, but I have these awful memories of those little buggers pooping on client's heads and MY truck those years at the other tax office,,,,,,soooo.

Panda poo excites experts

BEIJING (Reuters) - A study of giant panda poo in China has proved the endangered animals are expanding their horizons, Xinhua news agency says.

The feces were found in Fengxian county, in northwest China's Shaanxi province, where giant pandas hadn't been seen since before the 1970s, it said.

In December, a farmer told the Fengxian County Wildlife Management Station that he had spotted an animal that looked very much like a giant panda and had seen giant panda dung while collecting bamboo leaves on a local mountain.

"Experts with the Shaanxi Provincial Wildlife Management Station confirmed that the dung was left by an adult giant panda," Xinhua said on Wednesday.

"They ascribed the appearance of giant pandas in Fengxian county, located on the western section of Qinling Mountain, a major habitat for giant pandas, to the local government's strenuous efforts to restore and protect natural forest resources in the region over recent years."

The number of pandas in the wild has soared by almost half to about 1,600 in just a few years thanks to enlarged habitats and improved ecosystems, Xinhua news agency said last month.

Chinese forestry officials said last year that pandas, notoriously fussy eaters and picky partners, were rebounding from the brink of extinction.

Let's hear it for one of our favorite bears! I'm all for scientific poo recognition if it'll protect our cuddly looking buds.

Panda poo print courtesy of yours truly.

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