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Updated 01.26 More Dead Fish! Millions of Fish, Thousands of Birds Dead, More Reports Come In

Youtube videos posted on 01.07.2011 By Chase Kyla Hunter

Update 01.26 A new fish kill has been reported on Vancouver Island today. Here is the video:

Now: Have a look at this link and ponder the possibilities:

http://www.examiner.com/ufo-in-vancouver/massive-ufo-over-victoria-bc-possible-et-chemtrail-remediation

[ See my first post on this story for more info. ]

In an ominous moment, New Year’s Eve this 2010 brought the strangest portent for 2011. Everyone is speculating as to what this could mean and why it is taking place.Thousands of dead birds dropped from the sky in Beebe Arkansas, and that’s not all. They are falling from the sky in at least a half dozen other locations globally. Add to that millions of sea creatures, starfish, jellyfish, and fish of all kinds, are also washing up on shorelines around the world. The breaking news about the millions of dead birds falling from the sky and millions of dead fish washing up on shorelines around the world just gets worse as the hours pass. I have now identified nearly a dozen events in different locations in just the past two days. Dead birds and / or fish have been found in the following locations:

New York City [Brooklyn, Queens]

New Jersey

Arkansas

Louisiana

Sweden

Maryland

Tennessee

Illinois

Kentucky

Georgia

Texas

Arizona

New Hampshire

Canada

Brazil

Japan

Hong Kong

China

New Zealand

San Francisco

Coast of Parana

Great Britain

Italy

I have just located video from 2007 that reported a similar story. Millions of dead birds fell from the sky in Russia and other locales in 2007:

Here are the latest videos for 2011 bird and fish kills I can find on this story:  01.07.2011 Update

Related Story:

Why Are the Fish and Birds Dying?

Tags: dead birds, dead fish, 2011 ominous signs, signs wonders, HAARP project, environment, climate, weather, arkansas, louisiana, italy, new jersey, sweden, parana, san francisco, new york city

Update 01.20.11: Dead Birds Falling From Sky Globally, Massive Dead Sea Life Washing Up on Coastlines

Updated on 01.20.2011 Copyright Chase Kyla Hunter 2011-3011

It turns out that in several cases of massive dead bird kills, it was the USDA intentionally poisoning these bird flocks. Read link in this tweet I wrote today:

100s of South Dakota birds poisoned by USDA – How Soon Til USDA Openly Poisons Us? [ cough – “chemtrails” ] http://t.co/Sf9npVF #deadbirds #news

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Earlier in 2011 I wrote …

100 Tons of Small Fish Wash Up Dead off Coast of Parana

Swedish Vet: “Dead Birds Were Scared to Death”

2 Million Dead Fish Wash Ashore in Maryland

Dead Crabs Wash Up on Thanet Coast, UK

Thousands of Dead Doves Falling From Sky in Italy: Beaks Stained Blue

01.06.11 Update

More dead birds are reported to have fallen from the sky now in Sweden, Maryland and Chesapeake Bay. In Arkansas and Louisiana hundreds of dead birds have fallen from the sky. In San Francisco thousands of dead star fish and jellyfish have washed ashore. Are these incidents related to the massive oceanic pollution due to the BP Gulf Oil spill from last summer?

01.05 Update: Today in East Texas more dead birds were discovered washed up on the shore. I think we are seeing the beginning of a massive die-off of sea life in the oceans. The Book of Revelations speaks of this. Here’s the link.

East Texas: Hundreds of Dead Birds Wash Ashore 01.05.11

I will be updating this page as news breaks on this story.

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Swedish birds ‘scared to death’: veterinarian

Published: 5 Jan 11 12:43 CET | Double click on a word to get a translation
Updated: 5 Jan 11 13:15 CET

A county veterinarian has speculated that the birds that fell from the sky in central Sweden on Tuesday may have been frightened by fireworks, then run over by a car after landing on the road in the dark.

Shortly before midnight on Tuesday, residents found 50 to 100 jackdaws on a street in Falköping southeast of Skövde. The incident echoed a number of unexplained incidents earlier this week across the southern US.

County veterinarian Robert ter Horst believes that the birds may have been literally scared to death by fireworks set off on Tuesday night.

“We have received information from local residents last night. Our main theory is that the birds were scared away because of the fireworks and landed on the road, but couldn’t fly away from the stress and were hit by a car,” he explained to The Local on Wednesday.

He added that they likely had difficulty orienting themselves in the dark and although they have received one report involving a vehicular collision with the birds, ter Horst believes they may have been hit by more.

“We will continue to look at whether there are other theories, but then we have to do an autopsy on the birds. The birds just now are in a car on the way to a laboratory in Uppsala. We don’t know exactly what happened yet, but we will continue the investigation,” he added.

ter Horst noted that he has also received some reports about pigeons, but the incident has happened too quickly to assume that it is related to the untimely demise of the jackdaws.

The site where the birds were found has now been blocked for a veterinary inspection of the birds. Emergency services had cordoned off the area earlier on Wednesday.

According to Sveriges Radio Skaraborg, these are between 50 and 100 dead birds.

Anders Wirdheim of the Swedish Ornithological Society (Sveriges ornitologiska förening, SOF) believes the jackdaws likely were frightened in the middle of the night, then flew around in the dark and collided with various objects.

“Jackdaws spend the night in trees in large flocks. If they are frightened, hundreds of birds could take flight at once,” he told TT.

Wirdheim noted that the affected bird species in the US are also those who spend the night in large flocks. He added that the birds’ situation may have aggravated because they are weakened.

“This winter has been unusually tough and jackdaws may be in poor condition. That makes it easier for them to fly into different objects. There is very little food in the wild compared with previous years and I see dying birds every day,” he said.

Olov Andersson, the director of communications at the National Veterinary Institute (Statens veterinärmedicinska anstalt, SVA) in Uppsala, said the samples will arrive in several hours by delivery service depending on the weather.

He added that he hopes the animals are not crushed by car wheels or injured by cats and dogs. The animal carcasses will be examined anatomically. Bacterial and viral samples will be taken, as well as tests for avian flu.

“We may have results late on Friday or early next week,” he said.

On New Year’s Eve, an estimated 4,000 to 5,000 blackbirds tumbled from the sky on an Arkansas town shortly before midnight on New Year’s Eve.

Separately, 500 birds plummeted to the ground 580 kilometres away in Louisianaon Monday and a Kentucky woman reported finding dozens of dead birds in her yard.

Speculation on the causes of the US bird deaths has ranged from fireworks, the weather, noxious fumes or a “sonic boom.”

In addition, up to 100,000 dead and dying drum fish have washed up in the Arkansas River and tens of thousands of dead fish have been found in the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland.

TT/Vivian Tse (news@thelocal.se)

Tags: environmental disasters, earth changes, pollution, ocean air pollution, environmentalism, nature in crisis, animal kingdom in crisis, earth out of balance, BP gulf oil spill, toxic oceans, toxic atmosphere

Genetics, DNA, Human Sexuality: Human Sexual Orientation Has Deep Biological Roots

The Rainbow Flag, GLBT Pride
Image by dbking via Flickr

2.23.2010

For nearly 25 years I have tried to explain to “gay hating bible thumpers” [I am a gay progressive Christian mystic, clairvoyant, and Cherokee Shaman] that my being gay was a matter of biology, not choice. My uncle was gay, my father was secretly gay, but married and had four children, my brother is gay, my two sisters lean heavily bisexual. I have several cousins who are gay, and so forth, on my father’s side of the family tree.

It did not take a rocket scientist to study the genetics of my family tree and to ascertain that some members of my family had a pre-disposed genetic penchant, for art, literature, the spoken and written word, music, theology and were biologically gay.

However, in the southern Baptist culture in which I was raised in the 60s and 70s, gay people have been called everything in the book, including “demon possessed” by uneducated sub-literate southern Baptist, pentecostal, and fundamentalist ministers, who often had not much more than a 7th or 8th grade education themselves.

Many of these ministers refuse to even read any other book other than a bible, and they represent the worst fears and nightmares of a progressive,  educated religious American mainstream who are still struggling to understand why approximately 9 to 19% of the USA population at any given is biologically gay, how to address it, and what to “do” about it.

I personally always wondered why other Americans felt they needed to “do something” about their gay children, neighbor’s kids’ friends and office workers. Whose business is it when someone is born gay? Excuse me, but it is primarily God‘s business and no one elses’. That is the utter truth of the matter.

When a soul is born homosexual, it is strictly between that soul and their maker as to the reasons why and the implications. It’s not the problem or concern of society, or ministers, or the Vatican, or politicians, or theologians. The religious community has now stepped knee deep in this issue, against God’s Will, and they will have to answer for it. Their meddling in the private lives of millions of innocent gay people who just want the same spousal rights as any other Americans has cost many same sex families untold humiliation, persecution, suffering, financial hardship and even death, as in the case of Matthew Shepard. When the minister in the pulpit gives his congregation permission to hate, he is utterly and absolutely accountable and he will answer to God for it.

I could no more change my sexual orientation [I tried in the 80s and hated it and stopped trying] than I could change the actual color of my eyes. Once American theological society and the political and religious community finally comprehend the simple biological facts of sexual orientation, get an education, emotionally grow up, and being behaving like adults about this issue, and stop behaving like medieval neanderthals, then finally we can get on with the business of loving our neighbor as ourself,  live and let live, and also get on with the more pressing issues facing our nation, which demand our urgent attention.

Chase K. Hunter

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Opinion

Genetics and Proposition 8

Human sexual orientation has deep biological roots.

By Dean Hamer and Michael Rosbash February 23, 2010
There was an elephant in the San Francisco courtroom where lawyers contested the constitutionality of Proposition 8, the California law that prohibits the marriage of same-sex couples. One key issue should influence every aspect of the Perry vs. Schwarzenegger proceedings yet remained unspoken: What makes people gay? Is it a choice or is it innate?Most geneticists consider sexual orientation a phenotype — namely, an observable set of properties that varies among individuals. Although physical phenotypes like height and weight are easier to quantify, behavioral phenotypes are intensely studied in animals and humans. Research from many directions leads to a strong conclusion: Human sexual orientation has deep biological roots.

Moreover, the empirical evidence for the role of genetics in human sexual orientation has been quietly but steadily mounting over the last 15 years. Studies of twins — the mainstay of quantitative human genetics — have been conducted on large populations in three countries. The results unambiguously demonstrate that heritability plays a major role in sexual orientation and far outweighs shared environmental factors such as education or parenting.

During the early 1990s, there was an unfortunate flurry of less-than-convincing findings on specific genes and sometimes over-hyped media announcements. Indeed, critics of sexual orientation inheritance are fond of pointing out that there is no single identified “gay gene.” However, they fail to mention that the same is true for height, skin color, handedness, frequency of heart disease and many other traits that have a large inherited component but no dominant gene. In other words, sexual orientation is complex, i.e., many genes contribute to the phenotype.

Gay genes appear paradoxical at first blush. From the perspective of natural selection, how could they persist in the population if they lead to fewer offspring? Recent research has uncovered several plausible explanations. For example, one set of studies found that the same inherited factors that favor male homosexuality actually increase the fecundity of female maternal relatives. By balancing the number of offspring, they would contribute to maintaining these genes over the course of evolution. This explanation may not be exclusive but serves to illustrate that the Darwinian problem is not necessarily overwhelming.

There have been other surprises. One is the importance of epigenetics — changes that alter gene expression without a change in the DNA code of an affected gene. This is evidenced by the lopsided number of maternal versus paternal factors in male sexual orientation and by unusual patterns of DNA modification in mothers of gay men. Epigenetic changes may also explain the finding that a male’s probability of being gay is increased by his number of older brothers.

Although these factors are neither genetic in the traditional Mendelian sense nor fully understood, they are still biological and affect phenotype in an involuntary manner. Who chooses his number of older brothers?

All of these findings demand the conclusion that most gay people no more choose their sexual orientation than most heterosexuals. (“Most” is used here to indicate that — like almost everything biological — these are statistical data and do not apply uniformly.) This conclusion is also consonant with our memories: Most of us were stunned as unsuspecting adolescents to discover our sexual orientation — heterosexuals and homosexuals alike.

Biology cannot be avoided in determining whether fundamental rights are protected under the equal protection clause of our Constitution. This is because “immutability” is one of the factors that determine the level of scrutiny applied to possible violations and that determine whether gays are awarded “suspect class” status, which would give them more constitutional protection. Heritability is not necessary for immutability or suspect class status (religion is the usual counter-example), but it should be sufficient; we do not choose our genes, nor can we change them.

The court of public opinion may be the ultimate arbiter, and here there is cause for optimism about what education can achieve. Recent studies in college classrooms show that exposure of students to information on the causes of homosexuality has a direct influence on opinions about gay rights. This fits with polling data showing that people who believe that gays are “born that way” are generally supportive of full equality, whereas those who believe it is “a choice” are opposed.

The importance of education is also underscored by the extent to which a lack of education is problematic. One national survey found that 70% of those who think being gay is a choice favored the re- institution of sodomy laws. This would turn some 15 million Americans into common criminals for simply being who they are. Science education must help people understand that phenotypic variation, including sexual orientation diversity, is an immutable feature of human biology.

Dean Hamer is a molecular biologist who works on human genetics and HIV prevention and is the author of scientific books, including “The Science of Desire.” Michael Rosbash is an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and a professor at Brandeis University who studies circadian rhythms.

Re-post courtesy of  The Los Angeles Times

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