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Old 01-04-2011, 07:21 PM   #1
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Birds and Fish Dying in Droves Across U.S.

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Birds dropping dead from the skies and rivers flowing with tens of thousands of dead fish sounds like a cheesy Hollywood movie about the Apocalypse. Or the ravings of a Revelation-obsessed street preacher.
But residents of several US states are coping with the reality of mystery mass wildlife deaths, which have left officials scratching their heads and jumpy members of the public joking (nervously) about the end of the world.
Today it emerged that about 500 red-winged blackbirds and starlings had been found dead in Louisiana. Their tiny corpses littered a short stretch of highway near the city of Labarre after apparently falling dead from the sky.
That would be spooky enough. But the Louisiana bird die-off came just a few days after up to 5,000 blackbirds fell to earth in neighbouring Arkansas in the small town of Beebe. Residents there had reported stumbling upon the bodies littering the ground and even being hit by them as they fell. One woman said she was struck while walking a dog. Another avian corpse bounced off a police car.
In even more grim news, anglers and other members of the public reported that more than 80,000 drum fish had suddenly died in the state's Arkansas river, about 100 miles west of Beebe. The silvery bodies of the fish floated in the river and washed up on its sides having died at roughly the same time. In another incident, hundreds of miles away on the Maryland coast of Chesapeake Bay, tens of thousands of dead fish also washed up on the shore.
Apocalypse now? Mystery bird deaths hit Louisiana | Environment | The Guardian

Yikes! Is there something in the air and water?
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Old 01-05-2011, 02:35 AM   #2
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The first thing that came to mind when I read this story was the movie "The Core" when the birds start going crazy and dropping out of the sky. The movie explained that this happened because of the breakdown in the earth's magnetic field - which is dangerous to say the least.

I hope this isn't the case here.....
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The first thing that came to mind when I read this story was the movie "The Core" when the birds start going crazy and dropping out of the sky. The movie explained that this happened because of the breakdown in the earth's magnetic field - which is dangerous to say the least.

I hope this isn't the case here.....
i wouldn't sweat it.




meanwhile, chemtrails!
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With the inconvenient exception of the Maryland coast, I would have said that 'across the US' wasn't a terribly accurate description of what sounds like something relatively localised, actually.
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How long does it take to perform an autopsy on a blackbird?

I'm guessing they froze to death.


The fish kill could be as simple as a lack of oxygen in the water.
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Why does this sound like the opening sequences of a disaster movie?

Earth's Magnetic Fields May Be Causing Bird and Fish Die-Off
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I read there was also a case of a couple hundreds of birds falling from the sky in Sweden, yesterday or the day before.
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The bird deaths could be due to an atmospheric disturbance, maybe fireworks. When a flock panics they can hit the ground all at once. The fish deaths were probably a disease that effected that particular species. What IS strange is that these things are incredibly rare and several events have happened so close together. If they keep happening over the coming days and weeks, maybe there will be good reason to feel slightly alarmed...whether you believe in religious apocalypse or changes in the earth's core.
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I'm guessing they froze to death.
So maybe we're talking The Day After Tomorrow rather than The Core.

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If it's fireworks then why aren't there dead birds everywhere on July 4th?
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According to Michael Savage it's Obama's fault.

He's ordered a testing of new biological weapons.

The reason it's not on wikileaks is that Obama purposely leaked that information, that's why there is nothing too incriminating against him.

I cannot make this shit up, his whole show yesterday was on this topic.
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Sooner or later everything is somehow Obama's fault in the minds of some people-they must stay up all night coming up with these theories.

I think Rex Ryan's foot fetish is his fault too. He only wants to see black NFL coaches and players succeed.
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Authorities in Maryland are investigating the deaths of about 2 million fish in Chesapeake Bay. "Natural causes appear to be the reason," the Maryland Department of the Environment said in a news release. "Cold water stress exacerbated by a large population of the affected species (juvenile spot fish) appears to be the cause of the kill."
The investigation comes days after the deaths of an estimated 100,000 fish in northwest Arkansas. Authorities suspect disease was to blame there, a state spokesman said.
In Maryland, preliminary tests showed water quality to be acceptable, officials said.
"The affected fish are almost exclusively juvenile spot fish, 3 to 6 inches in length," the Maryland department said. A recent survey "showed a very strong population of spot in the bay this year. An increased juvenile population and limited deep water habitat would likely compound the effects of cold water stress."
Large winter kills of spot fish have occurred at least twice before in the state, in 1976 and 1980, the department said.

2 million fish found dead in Maryland - CNN.com
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This is the best thread about the impending apocalypse ever.
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