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Saturday, May 3, 2014

Geoengineering And The Collapse Of Earth 2014 - THIS MUST BE SHARED!

This is one of those videos that is a shock to the system. Hats off to Dane Wigington for the amazing presentation. Check him out on Facebook here: Please visit the site for more info, these guys know what they are talking about: Dane Wigington presents hard data which reveals what these catastrophic programs have done to our planet to date and what they will do if they are allowed to continue. Please take the time to watch this video, follow up with some investigation of your own on our site -- http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org, and share this information far and wide.

 

STAND UP and LOOK UP!!!!!

Our Local, State, and Federal Level Politicians Are Killing US All!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Blue: For Earth. For Humanity. For Freedom. Official BLUE Trailer

What if the "green" movement isn't saving the earth, but instead is enslaving humanity?

  BLUE is more than a film, it's an idea. Ideas have the power to change the way we think, begin movements, and even change the world. One of the most prominent idea of our time today is the Green Movement, which says that the Earth is threatened by the activity, even the existence, of mankind, and that the noble response is to restrict our freedom in order to save the planet. The movie BLUE challenges that idea. BLUE is an independently funded and filmed documentary by director, JD King.






"In BLUE, filmmaker JD King takes you into some of the most spectacular forest lands in North America, and introduces you to many of the real people who have made their lives there for generations. They are now in a desperate battle to save everything they value, their land, their jobs, their families, their way of life. You may be shocked to discover that their worst enemy has become the 'environmental' movement. Do our new environmental governors really know what is best for these rich precious lands? To the contrary, JD King explores the reality underneath the rhetoric, and shows that this movement is no longer about humans' proper conservancy of nature, but is all about seizing the new 'green'—of money, power and dictatorial control. Can rational rules for these lands--based on the human values of rights and freedom—prevail?
Some of the true stories you will see in this movie may outrage you, some of them will move and inspire you, but you will never take the claims and demands of 'environmental leaders' at face value again after experiencing BLUE." — Prof. Matt Malkin, UCLA

Monday, March 10, 2014

Just the "Bear" Facts, Bear Counting in Canada: RMR Bear Tagging

"Bear Counting in Canada
This is wonderful and the audio is hilarious!
The park is named after the Algonquin Indians.
This clip is great for animal lovers and young children -- Momma Bear and her three very young cubs in the wild of northern Ontario , Canada . Humane wildlife experts taking a winter bear census right in the hibernation dens.  You'll love this, besides the cute precious 6 week old baby bears (eyes still closed) the guy (Rick Mercer) has some of the funniest lines. This is a special video of re-tagging a mommy bear." Alma S.











Sunday, February 23, 2014

Sustainable Man: How Wolves Change Rivers

Visit http://sustainableman.org/ to explore the world of sustainability.
For more from George Monbiot, visit http://www.monbiot.com/ and for more on "rewilding" visit http://bit.ly/1hKGemK

"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe." - John Muir

When wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the United States after being absent nearly 70 years, the most remarkable "trophic cascade" occurred. What is a trophic cascade and how exactly do wolves change rivers? George Monbiot explains in this movie remix.

Narration from TED: "For more wonder, rewild the world" by George Monbiot. Watch the full talk, here: http://bit.ly/N3m62h


B-Roll Credits:
"Greater Yellowstone Coalition - Wolves" (http://bit.ly/1lK4LaT)
"Wolf Mountain" (http://bit.ly/1hgi6JE)
"Primodial - Yellowstone" (https://vimeo.com/77097538)
"Timelapse: Yellowstone National Park" (http://bit.ly/1kF5axc)
"Yellowstone" (http://bit.ly/1bPI6DM)
"Howling Wolves - Heulende Wölfe" (http://bit.ly/1c2Oidv)
"Fooled by Nature: Beaver Dams" (http://bit.ly/NGgQSU)

Music Credits:
"Unfoldment, Revealment, Evolution, Exposition, Integration, Arson" by Chris Zabriskie (http://bit.ly/1c2uckW)

FAIR USE NOTICE: This video may contain copyrighted material. Such material is made available for educational purposes only. This constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in Title 17 U.S.C. section 106A-117 of the US Copyright Law.

For any concerns or questions, you may contact us athttp://sustainableman.org/contact/



Wednesday, January 29, 2014

BDN: ‘Survivor’ winner opens ‘glamorous camping’ retreat in lavish Durham yurt


Posted Jan. 29, 2014, at 2:04 p.m.

DURHAM, Maine — On a January day when the temperature barely reached double digits, 63-year-old Bob Crowley pulled the earflaps of his hat tightly to his head before steering his four-wheel Polaris Ranger through the woods of rural Durham to Fisher Ridge Yurt.
It was cold, but the 2008 winner of “Survivor: Gabon” showed no sign of the arctic conditions, except for an ever-reddening nose, as the temperature seemed to continue to drop.
After a five minute drive, Crowley led a group inside his insulated yurt, the heat from the wood stove beckoning, prompting Crowley, his wife, Peggy Crowley, and their guests to shed their coats and gloves.
Circular, portable tent-like yurts have been the traditional homes of nomadic people in Central Asia — particularly Mongolia — for thousands of years. The circular shape makes a yurt resistant to the region’s strong winds, and the structures are easy to erect and dismantle, making them particularly suitable to the roaming lifestyle.

Read more and watch video here.

Monday, July 15, 2013

NaturalNews: Epidemic of skin allergies caused by toxic chemical in personal care products‏

Dear Lisbon Reporter and NaturalNews readers,
A hazardous chemical common used throughout the personal care products industry is causing an epidemic of skin allergies.
The chemical is called "methylisothiazolinone," and it's in a shockingly large number of products you might already be using:
http://www.naturalnews.com/041203_skin_allergies_toxic_chemicals_personal_care_products.html



Natural News awards a San Francisco TV journalist the coveted, "Sum Ting Wong" award for outstanding journalism!
http://www.naturalnews.com/041187_Sum_Ting_Wong_journalism_award_mainstream_media.html



If George Zimmerman were Monsanto, would any black leaders seek justice for Trayvon? Probably not. When young boys and girls are killed by GMOs, vaccines, pesticides and toxic chemicals, there are no marches or protests:
http://www.naturalnews.com/041204_Justice_for_Trayvon_Monsanto_civil_rights.html


Nanosized aluminum is being sprayed in the atmosphere, contributing to neurodegenerative disease:
http://www.naturalnews.com/041201_chemtrails_nanoparticles_degenerative_disease.html


Here are the five most powerful essential oils for dealing with digestive distress:
http://www.naturalnews.com/041202_essential_oils_oregano_oil_digestive_health.html


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If George Zimmerman were Monsanto, would any black leaders seek justice for Trayvon?
(NaturalNews) If George Zimmerman were Monsanto, would any black leaders seek justice for Trayvon? The answer is no. The African-American community is up in arms over a jury of six women finding George Zimmerman not guilty of the second degree murder...


Toxic chemicals in personal care products causing 'epidemic' of skin allergies
(NaturalNews) Be careful which facial creams, shampoos, moisturizing soaps and other personal care products you buy and use, as many of them apparently contain a chemical linked to causing what some experts have now dubbed an "epidemic" of skin allergies...


Five unbeatable essential oils to help stop chronic digestive distress
(NaturalNews) If you suffer from chronic indigestion, constipation, upset stomach or some other persistent digestive disorder that you are having trouble remedying, essential oils just might be your answer for finding lasting relief. Here are five of...


Nanosized aluminum being sprayed in the atmosphere, causing degenerative disease, says neurosurgeon
(NaturalNews) Back in the 1960's, quiet scientific dialogue began about global climate change and how it can be manipulated. What might have turned into a productive discussion of responsible protection of Earth's climate and ecosystem had eventually...


Fukushima update - North American food supply poisoned along Pacific Coast
(NaturalNews) If you live on the West Coast of the U.S. or Canada, you may want to reconsider your water filtration method as well as how you select and prepare food. Evidently, the nightmare of Fukushima is far from over - another 16 million years to...


MSNBC a media puppet for the White House, says former producer
(NaturalNews) Newsies and political junkies already know this, but in case you didn't, certain news agencies have a distinct liberal bias. One of them, according to one of its former producers, is - not surprisingly - MSNBC. Jeff Cohen...


Chest X-rays proven useless for preventing lung cancer, so why are they still used?
(NaturalNews) Still a common practice for doctors to order annual chest X-rays for their patients with suspected lung cancer, it has been long proven that this type of screening tool is useless. Even as far back as the Mayo Lung Project of chest radiographs...


Are you eating bug poison and weed killer daily?
(NaturalNews) Most people who don't tune into Natural News eat bug and weed killer every day, maybe even every meal of their lives. Many Americans, namely one in every three or more, get cancer and can't figure out why. Their doctors won't tell them the...


The secret's out: Monsanto is Big Ag's top spender on lobbying, spending nearly $8.7 million annually on seed patents
(NaturalNews) There is a reason why America's primary system of agriculture today centers around the cultivation of unsustainable genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) grown in a monoculture format and heavily sprayed with toxic pesticide chemicals. As...


Best supplements for pain relief
(NaturalNews) Chronic pain is a modern day epidemic that affects more than 1.5 billion people worldwide. It costs nations billions of dollars in lost productivity and medical expenses every year. Debilitating pain affects more individuals than heart disease...


The story of honeybees and their importance in sustaining life
(NaturalNews) They are an amazing and highly beneficial insect species that quite literally underpins the sustenance of life as we know it on planet earth. But honeybees are increasingly threatened by an onslaught of harmful influences, not the least...


Framed by the farm bill
(NaturalNews) Every time someone in the Executive Branch or the Congress says something like, "When we allocate money in the farm bill, crops grow on the prairie, and a nation and world is fed...," I hear echoes of, "You didn't build that!" Except in...


Treat your Crohn's naturally with vitamin D: Research
(NaturalNews) Increased blood levels of vitamin D may help both prevent and treat Crohn's disease, an incurable, often debilitating gastrointestinal disorder, research has shown. Crohn's disease is a form of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), which afflicts...


Small lifestyle modifications lead to a big reduction in stroke risk
(NaturalNews) Vascular injury, especially the type inflicted as a result of a stroke, can have a devastating effect on the quality of a person's life and place them at significantly increased risk of death. Similar to other chronic illnesses, stroke risk...


Massive government program uncovered that monitors all your personal financial data
(NaturalNews) A noted legal watchdog group says records it has obtained from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reveals that the federal agency has spent millions on warrantless collection and analysis of Americans' financial data and transactions...


Omega-3 fatty acids are superfoods
(NaturalNews) For quite some time it has been common knowledge that omega-3 fatty acids are good for you, but do know how far-reaching their health benefits can be? Recent researchExtensive research has linked omega-3 fatty acids consumption...


The real Trayvon / Zimmerman race war plan unveiled: Foment racial division, ignite violent riots, declare martial law
(NaturalNews) America has been wildly manipulated by the government and the mainstream media (which are one and the same, of course) into a devious scheme. The plan is to foment racial hatred and division (already accomplished), ignite violent riots ...


Natural News salutes TV news prankster with the coveted 'Sum Ting Wong' award for outstanding journalism
(NaturalNews) Sometimes the best way to tell a story is to let the mainstream media journalists demonstrate what complete morons they truly are. No better example of this exists than the recent airing of Asiana Flight 214 pilot names by a Fox News affiliate...


Zimmerman verdict: NOT GUILTY - stay off the streets, everyone, and prepare for riots
(NaturalNews) The verdict is in on the Zimmerman trial: NOT GUILTY. The jury found that Zimmerman acted within his right of self defense when he shot and killed Trayvon Martin. He is being fully acquitted. This bulletin isn't about the trial itself...

Monday, February 4, 2013

Winter In Northern Maine By Paul and Wayne Cyr

Snow scenes, night skies, Northern lights and wildlife in Northern Maine.




Thanks to our friend Paul Cyr for his outstanding photography.
May we each be proud and acceptable of what we have.
Life is a fine line from Death, Do Enjoy the Living.








Submitted by: 'Todd'





Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Thank You Lewiston Police Department For Keeping Us Safe Once Again...



Lewiston police find body in Lisbon

Body found Tuesday afternoon

UPDATED 4:35 PM EST Dec 04, 2012








Body found in Lisbon

Police to return to scene Wednesday
The Times Record
LISBON —  Maine State Police say the skeletal remains found early this afternoon in Lisbon Center may be those of 22-year-old Christiana Fesmire of Lewiston, who has been missing since July 2011. 
According to Steve McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety, the remains were found around 1 p.m. near the intersection of Wagg and Ferry roads on a trail about 200 feet off the road. Lewiston and Lisbon police are on scene with State Police and are involved in the recovery. According to a news release issued by McCausland, the scene will be secured for the night and recovery efforts will continue Wednesday morning.
McCausland said the remains will be transported to the state medical examiner’s office, where work will begin to establish positive identification. 
Buddy Robinson, 30, of Lewiston, was convicted of Fesmires murder on Nov. 16. Police believe Robinson drowned Fesmire after she hit her head on the bathtub while the two were arguing in her Highland Avenue apartment July 1, then wrapped her body in a blanket and dumped her in a swamp, according to court records

 http://www.timesrecord.com/news/2012-12-04/Front_Page/Body_found_in_Lisbon.html

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

UN Agenda 21 Coming To Maine Fast Learn More:The Maine WIRE: Land-trust missions conform to United Nations “Agenda 21”

Land-trust missions conform to United Nations “Agenda 21”

By Diana George Chapin
Maine’s vast northern and downeast forestland is viewed by some as the last wilderness frontier in the country. With large areas preserved in perpetuity by state and federal possession, an increasing amount of acreage is being conserved through easements and controlled by private non-profit, board-of-directors-governed corporate land trusts.
In an announcement in May of this year, The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the Forest Society of Maine (FSM) and Plum Creek unveiled the acquisition of one of the largest conservation easements in U.S. history. A press release from The Nature Conservancy at the time of the announcement stated: “The 363,000-acre easement, which will be held by the Forest Society of Maine, will permit recreation, including hunting, fishing, hiking and snowmobiling on set trails; as well as forestry that meets the standards of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and other conservation guidelines.”
The sizable easement connects over 2 million acres of conservation-easement-controlled land and includes some land donated by Plum Creek. Additional acreage covered by the conservation easement was purchased by The Nature Conservancy, using funds raised as part of its ongoing $100 million “Sustainable Maine, Sustainable Planet” campaign, as well as some funds raised by the Forest Society of Maine.
From his office in Bangor, Alan Hutchinson serves as executive director of FMS. On a cool day in spring, before the public announcement TNC made from Portland, he pulled out a series of maps called the “Human Footprint Project.” He displayed them across a table in his office, explaining that the red areas of the map indicated the greatest human activity; the pink areas denoted lesser interactions; the yellow for minimal activity; and the green for virtually undisturbed areas.
Using data gathered from eastern Canadian provinces and northeastern states, Hutchinson said the maps were crafted with information on types of roads, road density and permeability of the road surface, housing density and types of housing. Map developers examined the amounts and locations of land in agricultural production, as well as measures of how intense the conversion of native, natural lands has been to agricultural production.
Map source: http://programs.wcs.org/canada/MapGallery/tabid/2560/Default.aspx
“They melded it all together, state to state and province to province, and they made this map,” said Hutchinson, pointing to the document that effectively describes activities independent of international boundaries. “We fell in love with it.”
“It’s a wonderful piece of work that was done a few years ago,” he said. “Some of the work was done by some people at the University of Maine and with a consortium of environmental conservation groups that were looking at particularly the northeast—the northern Appalachia eco-region, trying to get a handle on where the large blocks of unbroken forestlands still are that haven’t had much an impact yet from human development.”
The maps can help environmentalists, land and animal habitat preservationists and conservationists define areas for acquisition.
“They’re trying to figure out where could you expect to maybe maintain things like viable populations of Canada lynx or wolves—the large northern forest predators—for example, pine martin, things of that sort. Where are these blocks, and are there ways they can be still connected to some of these big blocks to maintain travel corridors and critical mass of those sites,” he said.
Hutchinson said he would like the map to look the same 100 years from now. “At this stage it’s just data; there’s no agenda assigned to it,” he said.
But Dr. Michael Coffman begs to differ.
For decades Coffman, through his work with Environmental Perspectives in Bangor, has sought to educate people across the globe about the United Nations’ “Agenda 21.” The UN describes the Agenda as “a comprehensive plan of action to be taken globally, nationally and locally by organizations of the United Nations System, governments and major groups in every area in which human impacts on the environment.”
Coffman recently published a new book, entitled “Plundered: How Progressive Ideology is Destroying America,” in which he describes how Agenda 21 and other geopolitical goals are destroying property rights and free market enterprise in America.
“Most Americans have never heard of Agenda 21, even though there are over 3 million pages about Agenda 21 on the web,” Coffman said. “Yet most planners and environmentalists are keenly aware of it. They will claim they are not implementing Agenda 21, however. They are technically correct. They are technically implementing ‘Sustainable America’.”
“The United Nations Agenda 21 is a 40-chapter document signed by President Bush in 1992 during the Earth Summit at Rio de Janeiro,” Coffman said. “Ostensibly a plan to reorganize man’s activities to live in harmony with nature, in reality it is a radical plan to reorganize man around the central organizing principle of nature. It impacts every aspect of human activity.
“In 1993 President Clinton convened the President’s Council on Sustainable Development to fulfill the U.S.’s commitment to Agenda 21,” Coffman said. “In 1996 that goal was fulfilled with the publication of ‘Sustainable America’, a radical plan to control all development and use of natural resources. Seven sub-documents of Sustainable America were published that redirect the mission statements of every federal agency. Every federal grant was linked to Sustainable America. The mission for federal agencies shifted from helping the American people to protecting the environment from the American people.”
Coffman reports that transportation dollars were shifted from building highways to building extremely expensive alternative mass transportation, like light rail and high-speed rail. The same was true of shifting from fossil fuels to extremely expensive alternative fuels. Rigid and very expensive comprehensive planning called “Smart Growth” became the “in” thing for cities and communities to do because huge federal grants were available.
“A key component of protecting biodiversity was to set huge areas of land aside for nature,” Coffman said. “These are essentially de facto wilderness areas interconnected with wilderness corridors. The United Nations Global Biodiversity Assessment, the heart of Agenda 21 to protect biodiversity, calls for nearly a half of the nation to be put into these reserves and corridors. The federal government cooperated with states to implement the GAP program that uses geographic information layering to define where ecological sensitive areas needed protection.”
Coffman says whether or not they know it, land trusts play a key role in implementing Agenda 21.
“Realizing that the government could never buy enough land to cover up to 50 percent of the landscaped allegedly needed to protect biodiversity, the Environmental Grantmakers Association (made up of about 140 major U.S. foundations in 1992—over 200 today) created a huge program in 1992 to create and fund land trusts to buy conservation easements that eliminate any development and begin to impose land-use restrictions,” he explains. “Maine became the state with the largest conservation easement in the U.S. when Pingree Associates put 760,000 acres under an easement with 45 land trusts led by the New England Forestry Foundation in 2001. Both the State of Maine and the federal government contributed $5 million for the easement.”
While FSM and environmental groups claim conservation and economy building can go hand in hand, the language they use to describe directing human settlements along existing transportation corridors is the language of “Smart Growth,” “Sustainable Development” and, in turn, Agenda 21.
“You can see the road network,” Hutchinson said, pointing to the Human Footprint Project map. “Our hope is that growth will occur primarily along these threads where you already have development. Over time, through various mechanisms and means, these big blocks and areas connecting these big blocks can stay undeveloped while growth occurs elsewhere, and communities can prosper from both growth along these threads, but then prosper from having some credible natural resource base.”
By “mechanisms and means,” Hutchinson is referring to encumbering land held by private landowners with conservation easements that ensure no development in perpetuity.
“As a land trust, the one that we are ready to deliver—and are good at—is conservation easements,” Hutchinson said. “When a landowner is bumping into some kind of a struggle, I think easements have proven that they can provide an incredibly valuable piece of the puzzle.”
Coffman couldn’t disagree more.
“Recent global research has clearly shown that wealth cannot be created without private property rights,” he said. “Conservation easements gut property rights, and the systematic tightening of environmental regulations may take what is left. Land withdrawal creates scarcity, which always increases cost.
“While we need to practice conservation, the preservation mentality behind Agenda 21 strips property owners of the range of land management practices needed to prosper and protect the environment,” Coffman said.
In an event open to the public, Rosa Koire, author of “Behind the Green Mask: UN Agenda 21,” will be speaking) on Monday, August 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. in Waldoboro at the First Baptist Church at 7 Grace Avenue (just north of Moody’s Dinner on Route 1).
Diana George Chapin is a freelance writer and a fourth-generation family farmer from Montville, Maine.
This is part of an ongoing series about Maine Land Trusts – Read all articles here.

 http://www.themainewire.com/2012/08/land-trust-missions-conform-united-nations-%E2%80%9Cagenda-21%E2%80%9D/

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

BrasscheckTV: The most awesome oil company EVER, saves the Gulf of Mexico‏ (Abby Martin, BP, gulf of Mexico, oil spill, PR, public relations, seafood)


Lisbon,

Two years ago the worst maritime oil spill in history took place in
the Gulf of Mexico, but everything is just fine because BP cleaned
it all up. That is, if you ask BP or people paid by BP.

The truth of the matter is that the worst of what they have done is
still hidden from us.

Abby Martin reports on BP's public relations campaign and what it's
leaving out...



Goodman Green
- Brasscheck

 BP oil spill 2 years later

 


 Politicians, scientists, environmental groups comment on BP oil spill anniversary

By Mark Schleifstein
The Times-Picayune
/ NOLA.com

A variety of individuals and organizations addressed the second anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, which occurred on Friday:

Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser:


"Early indications are that our oyster reefs are suffering, our fish and shrimp populations have decreased and there is still concern of ongoing diseases in mammals such as dolphins. The effects of the crude oil spilled onto our shores may be long and troubling.


"Countless members of our community were injured as a result of the spill and major economic consequences have been visited upon the citizens of Plaquemines Parish as a result of the spill, the fishing moratorium, the drilling moratorium and the overall affect on our fisheries. Those injuries continue as does the injury to our Parish.


"We intend to aggressively press forward to seek a fair and just resolution of this case. We have independent scientists assessing our fishing grounds, and our economic loss from the spill and will ensure that the health and welfare of our citizens is monitored and assessed.


"Plaquemines Parish is looking to BP to keep its promise to our citizens. We will not rest until our coastline is fully restored."


Scientists who co-authored "A Tale of Two Spills: Novel Science and Policy Implications of an Emerging New Oil Spill Model," in the journal Bioscience:


"The old model assumed that oil would simply float up to the surface and accumulate there and along the coastline. That model works well for pipeline breaks and tanker ruptures, but it is inadequate for this novel type of deep blowout" said co-author Sean Anderson, an associate professor at California State University Channel Islands.


"As the Deepwater Horizon spill unfolded, you would hear folks saying things like, 'We all know what happens when oil and water mix; the oil floats.' That wasn't the whole story, and that oversimplification initially sent us down an incorrect path full of assumptions and actions that were not the best possible use of our time and effort," Anderson said.

 "We have generally hailed the use of [chemical] dispersants as helpful, but really are basing this on the fact we seemed to have kept oil from getting to the surface. The truth is, much of this oil probably was staying at depth, independent of the amount of surfactants we dumped into the ocean. And we dumped a lot of dispersants into the ocean -- all told, approximately one-third of the global supply," said co-author Gary Cherr, director of the University of California-Davis's Bodega Marine Lab.

Melanie Driscoll, ornithologist with the National Audubon Society:


"The brown pelican, poster child for the Deepwater Horizon disaster, represents all of the birds in the Gulf. We know that 826 of them were collected dead or alive. We do not yet know a multiplier to estimate how much of the population was acutely oiled.


"We do know that oil has accelerated the loss of the mangroves in which they breed, accelerated erosion of their beaches and the marshes that produce their food. We know that the developing offspring of birds are often the most affected by exposure to oil, subject to mutations, low birth weight, failure to thrive, cancers, failure to reproduce, and sometimes death. For long-lived species such as pelicans, the young do not normally begin to breed until their third or fourth breeding season. We will not begin to see the effect on their reproductive lives for at least two more breeding seasons. And, because they were delisted prior to the spill, money for regular surveys is gone, and so we have lost continuity in one of the most valuable bird datasets along the Gulf Coast.


"We know how oil affects any organism depends on many factors. These include the type of oil, how weathered it is, the route of transmission, what has consumed it, how much of it has been concentrated into the body tissues of the organism, and how long they have been exposed.


"The National Center for Ecological Assessment and Synthesis out of the University of California, Santa Barbara, has shown that in wetlands benzene, toluene, ethyl benzene and xylenes continue to volatilize, damaging and killing insects, increasing prevalence of the Vibrio vulnificus bacteria, which causes problems for oysters and the organisms that eat them, reducing growth in mussels, and damaging coral reefs."


The Ocean Conservancy:


"A NOAA-commissioned study of 32 dolphins living in Barataria Bay, an area of the Gulf known to be heavily oiled, found that many of them were underweight, anemic and showing signs of lung and liver disease. Nearly half were also found to have adrenal insufficiency, a condition that interferes with basic life functions such as metabolism and the immune system.


"While most of the dolphins were still alive at the end of the study, researchers have indicated that survival prospects for the sick dolphins are grim. Their prognosis is troubling because the Gulf dolphin population has been facing what scientists call an unusual mortality event over the last two years. Since February 2010, more than 675 dolphins have stranded in the northern Gulf of Mexico - compared to the usual average of 74 dolphins per year - and the majority of those stranded have been found dead.


"But dolphins aren't the only Gulf animals in trouble. Researchers looking at deep ocean corals seven miles from the spill source found dead and dying corals coated in a brown substance that was later chemically linked to oil from the BP Deepwater Horizon spill.


"The deepwater corals are valuable as indicators of ecosystem health because they provide a unique habitat for other species. 'Think of them as an oasis in the middle of this cold, deep area of the ocean,' said Ocean Conservancy Conservation Biologist Alexis Baldera. "If the damaged corals don't recover quickly, it could have significant impacts on other species that depend on them.' "


Read more
here

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Lisbon's Own Rockin' T Equine Rescue Needs Our Help

                                                     WE NEED YOUR HELP

The Rockin’ “T” Equine Rescue is owned and operated by Janet and Andy Tuttle since 1996 right here in Lisbon on Edgecomb Road. 


 Janet Tuttle

 What is it you ask?  It is a rescue shelter for all abused animals.  It started out as only a rescue shelter for horses but over the years has developed into an abused shelter for all animals.  






 These animals come from the State, Animal Control Officers and are even purchased at times in order to save these animals.  Currently, at this facility are 29 horses, 15 chickens, 1 lama, 1 Emu, 2 donkeys, 3 goats, 1 goose, 7 dogs and 3 cats.  These animals require a lot of attention every day of the week.  There are no days off for Janet and Andy Tuttle.  


 Warren Goddard

 Fortunately, Warren Goddard has volunteered his time and assists the Tuttle’s every day.  The Tuttle’s have other volunteers who help when they can.   As you can tell this is quite an operation but the Tuttle’s love for animals makes this worthwhile.

The Rockin’ “T” Equine Rescue is a non-profit organization under the provisions of 501©(3) IRS tax codes; who needs our assistance.  An undertaking of this size is very costly and this is where the residents of Lisbon and the State of Maine can help.  There are two ways people can assist.  The first one is to logon to www.bangor.com/cmm which is a web site for the Bangor Savings Bank which has a contest going where the Bangor Savings Bank is giving back to the communities of Maine.  All you have to do is logon to the web site; click on the box which reads “Cast Your Vote Today”; scroll down to the section for “Portland/Lewiston-Auburn” and click on a write in box and enter Rockin’ “T” Equine Rescue.  THIS COSTS YOU NOTHING MORE THAN A FEW MINUTES OF YOUR TIME!  According to the information I have received 68 grants will be awarded.  The top vote-getting organization in each region, including write-ins, will receive $5,000.  The remaining 60 organization will each receive $1,000.  Any amount of money received will go a long way to feed, shelter and caring for these animals.

The second way is through tax free donations under the provisions of the 501©(3) of the IRS tax codes.  You simple login to the rescue web site and follow the instructions provide.  This web site is www.rockintequinerescue.com .  I completely understand that times are hard right now and every penny counts but this also applies to these animals.  If there are any organizations which would like to adopt the rescue farm or volunteer their time would be greatly appreciated.  REMEMBER ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE.  There are no donations too small and every bit helps!!!!!!!

If there are any questions or concerns you have or even want to donate your time, please do not hesitate to contract Janet or Andy Tuttle at 353-6581.

Larry Fillmore
Concerned Citizen

Monday, December 19, 2011

Green Christmas Predicted In Lisbon Falls This Year!!!!!!

Lisbon Falls Horticultural Experiment 2011      Photo by: anonymous


You sure are getting your money's worth, don't you Think?

Oh by the way,,, Merry Christmas Thank You Lord Jesus!!!


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When A Man Can't Stand It Anymore

When a man can't stand it anymore ! Priceless shot...............

(A photographer will die of old age waiting to get another shot like this one.)

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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Hey Robin, Will This Make You Giggle Too? ( It is original)


Birders excited by invaders from the north

As you read this, we are being invaded. Devious birds are sneaking across our defenseless borders. They are Canadian birds heading south for the winter, and we’re the south. Many of these birds gather in predictable numbers in predictable places each winter. But some are just plain unpredictable.
In birding terms, they are called winter irruptives. The words “erupt” and “irrupt” come from the same Latin root and mean roughly “exploding forth.” One particular definition of irrupt relates to the sudden upsurge in natural populations, especially when ecological balances and checks are disturbed. That’s exactly what happens when food shortages or frigid weather drives birds south. Irruptive owls were discussed last week, but there are plenty of other northern breeders on the list, including birds that eat seeds.
White-winged and red crossbills are highly irruptive, wandering south into Maine even in summer, where they may nest in a good cone year. Both species are widespread breeders across Canada, but the red crossbill tends to wander a little farther south in the western states.

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Friday, December 16, 2011

Sad Aviation Mishap...‏

Merry Christmas  
This "crash" site is near the Oak Creek Bridge on the St. Michael’s Road [MD 33]. 
The folks who own the property always have eye-catching displays celebrating various ‘holidays’ through the year… this year for Jületide they have certainly outdone themselves! 
 
 









 
 
 
 
 
 
 Submitted by a loyal reader, C.C. Bondermann

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

We Have $pider$ Right Here In Lisbon!!!

Took a picture of this one right out side of the Police Station!!!


Shipment to BIW contains unexpected cargo: two dozen black widow spiders



Posted Dec. 13, 2011, at 3:09 p.m.
Last modified Dec. 13, 2011, at 6:26 p.m.

BATH, Maine — A shipment of equipment from the West Coast to Bath Iron Works contained something a little unexpected recently: about two dozen black widow spiders.
BIW spokesman James DeMartini said the spiders were eradicated by a professional pest service and that none have been seen in the past week or so. The spiders arrived in a shipment of vertical launch system parts from a supplier in California. A warehouse where the crates were stored initially, as well as some compartments of the future USS Michael Murphy, an Arleigh Burke guided-missile destroyer under construction at BIW, were fumigated, said DeMartini.
“There was some excitement when the spiders were found, but the more we looked into it, the more we’re confident that what we did was all we needed to do,” said DeMartini.
Aside from hiring the exterminator, DeMartini said BIW officials communicated with state and Navy officials as they dealt with the problem. Company doctors also had discussions with several employees who work in the affected areas, but DeMartini said no one was bitten. Despite the fact BIW receives shipments of parts and materials from far and wide, DeMartini said the arrival of the venomous spiders was a first to his knowledge.
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