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Thread #134719   Message #3069490
Posted By: JohnInKansas
07-Jan-11 - 04:56 PM
Thread Name: BS: What's killing thou's of birds&fish- Arkansas?
Subject: RE: BS: What's killing thou's of birds&fish- Arkansas?
John - it was a different flock in a different state.

You're assuming that fireworks are used for celebrations in only one place?

You're assuming that some kid didn't have a few left over fireworks that "needed to be used up" a few days after the celebration?

You're assuming that birds disoriented by loss of a large percentage of their flock couldn't still remain largely "unorganized" under even lesser subsequent stress?

You're convinced that something you only heard about once but that many others know is common behaviour must be so unusual that it could only occur in a single flock of maniacal psychopathic perverted (and probably religious - the best bet) birds?

You're just determined to find a superstitious answer when losses of the kinds reported are commonly and fairly frequently observed all the way from Arkasas to Sweden (per recent reports) and are expected, if not frequent, behavior for these kinds of birds?

You just like to quibble?

Read it again: What happened is COMMON BEHAVIOR in birds of the several kinds reported recently. It is in no way surprising that news media intent on cashing in on an artificially created hysteria can find sufficient other similar events to kick up the reader/listener/viewer numbers and keep the ignorant rabble reading the ads.

I think the fish are actually more interesting.