The Strange remains the same for 18 April 2014

The world’s shortest war was between Zanzibar and Great Britain. It happened in 1896 and lasted a total of 38 minutes. ~Mental Floss

Dirty Creek, Old Purse Solve Four-Decade Mystery – ABC News.

The New UFO Hunters | Motherboard.

Rat Poison Harms Famous California Cougar | LiveScience.

Police solve Brampton car damage mystery.

Drunken Trees: Dramatic Signs of Climate Change.

Baby Baboon’s Frightening Encounter with Lions Ends with a Heroic Twist – News Watch.

After Nevada ranch stand-off, emboldened militias ask: where next? | Reuters.

Amelia Earhart Wreckage: Real or Not? : Discovery News.

Police check on man seeking Bigfoot | CJOnline.com.

‘The Munsters’ star Butch Patrick looks to save haunted mansion | Fox News.

Unusual Black and White Squirrel With Blue Eyes.

A piebald squirrel

A piebald squirrel

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  8 comments for “The Strange remains the same for 18 April 2014

  1. Graham
    April 19, 2014 at 6:44 AM

    A general comment on the reuters article. It’s pretty clear that the ‘Militia’, Alex Jones, Bundy et al are not really defending the US Constitution. What they are defending is what they think is in the US Constitution, which is a totally different thing.

  2. Chris Howard
    April 19, 2014 at 9:18 AM

    Bundy’s a cheap thug, and a bully, who’s wrapped himself up in an American flag.

    He’s a spoiled, rich, entitled, tea bagger who expects all of the benefits from the government, but doesn’t want to pay his fair share for said benefits.

    The scary thing is that if he is motivated by the governments restraint, and then mistakes that for lack of nerve, or will, and continues with his lawbreaking, it will not end well for he and his supporters.

    It makes me wonder how other, responsible, ranchers who do pay their fair share, feel about a “taker” like Bundy?

    If this escalates a lot of people will be hurt, and killed over their willfully ignorance induced rage, and hatred of the government.

    The worst part of all is that it could be prevented if these rage-heads get some humility, learn to admit when they’re wrong, and stop trying to church/philosophy-up their greed, and anger.

    • Graham
      April 19, 2014 at 9:41 PM

      Think of it as feudalism in action…

      • eddi
        April 20, 2014 at 3:07 AM

        Think of it as natural selection in action. Their equilibrium is about to get punctured. (too crude but deserved)

      • Chris Howard
        April 20, 2014 at 9:23 AM

        Can you be more specific?

  3. Bonnie
    April 19, 2014 at 4:58 PM

    Why is it heroic when a lion is denied a meal? On top of that, the narrative was horribly anthropomorphic. How did they know the male baboon was the “Father?” Or the young baboon “brave?”

  4. eddi
    April 20, 2014 at 5:38 AM

    As ex-savanna monkeys ourselves, we root for the one with opposable thumbs every time. The lionesses scored a couple baboons anyway.

    • Chris Howard
      April 20, 2014 at 9:21 AM

      Primatecentrism rears it’s ugly, biased, head.

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