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The Bear Facts

Update: Up to half of House Democrats to vote *Hillary* at Convention.

As I mentioned in an earlier post if Hillary can damage Obama enough she can manipulate events, and the Clintons are masters of this in a controlled environment.  Her ball is still in play.

All she has to do is rattle Obama enough to make herself look like the better choice and she’s got no shortage of lackeys willing to assist and “encourage” her to soldier onwards.  $20 says she’s hoping for a trickle in the group-think dynamics that gains momentum.

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Update #2: Sun Stays Sluggish as Weathermen Fight for Anti-Ice Age Funding

Posted this before, I think, but gosh-darn it, some things are worth looking at again.

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He’s got the bear necessities… Note:  Damn few facts are presented here.

Bear roaming in county

Animal spotted several times in Manchester area

Saturday, August 16, 2008

BY TRACY DAVIS,  The Ann Arbor News

A bear certainly isn’t something you expect to see in Washtenaw County.

But that’s exactly what four farm workers spotted at the edge of a Freedom Township potato field one day last week.

And they aren’t the only ones.

State wildlife officials say a young male black bear has been sighted in southwestern Washtenaw County several times in the last few weeks.

The most recent sighting was in Manchester, said Michigan Department of Natural Resources spokeswoman Mary Dettloff. A resident got some images of a bear on his property with a webcam Monday.

The lone bear may be a sign of things to come, wildlife officials say: Bears have been steadily moving south from northern lower Michigan and are likely to be living among us someday.

“It’s obvious that the bear population is expanding and moving into” new areas, Dettloff said.

Bears once lived in all of Michigan, as well as much of the United States. Hunted and trapped out of many areas, they’ve slowly begun to return to some.

Black bears are smaller and considered less aggressive than their brown bear and grizzly bear cousins. Attacks are rare, but they do happen.

According to the North American Bear Center, 61 people have been killed by black bears in North America since 1900 – 46 of them in Alaska or Canada.

Most black bears flee when they see people, wildlife officials say. [more…]

Much different from other bears we know.

Gummi.

Bernstein.

Financial.

Brings to mind the now old joke:

Bear Advisory

The Forest Service has issued a BEAR WARNING in the national forests for this summer. They’re urging everyone to protect themselves by wearing bells and carrying pepper spray.

Campers should be alert for signs of fresh bear activity, and they should be able to tell the difference between Black Bear dung and Grizzy Bear dung.

Black Bear dung is rather small and round. Sometimes you can see fruit seeds and/or squirrel fur in it.

Grizzly Bear dung has bells in it, and smells like pepper spray.

Speaking of pepper spray… here’s a new graphic that I cooked up.

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