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...and the people who look to her as a potential leader (read "teabaggers") are extremely STUPID assholes.

Sarah Palin supports exterminating wolves in Alaska, a state she used to govern. For half of her legal term.

Wolves change their environment for the better.

So, here's one more reason to believe that Republicans and baggers live and vote for a worse place for all of us to live. Because they're either stupid or brainwashed.

Video posted below the fold for the download rate challenged.

Watch it. Please.

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  •  Teabaggers are assholes (23+ / 0-)

    I've given up on reaching them. They've dug so far into their shitty ideology that they're covered in shit.

    And what happened to "let God rule"?

    "Doing My Part to Piss Off the Religious Right" - A sign held by a 10-year old boy on 9-24-05

    by Timbuk3 on Wed Aug 27, 2014 at 08:31:49 PM PDT

  •  I'm assuming reason #1 (8+ / 0-)

    Was because she's Sarah Palin?

  •  Paging Mr. W. (2+ / 0-)
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    JeffW, Timbuk3

    "Trust me... I've been right before." ~ Tea party patriot

    by Calvino Partigiani on Wed Aug 27, 2014 at 08:43:32 PM PDT

  •  Not to be a killjoy because it really is a (3+ / 0-)

    beautiful video and the information is fantastic, but the use of "deer, deer, deer" when it is "elk, elk, elk" was a bit bothersome.

    I'm going to mark it up as being the fault of the British. :)

    I haven't been to Yellowstone since 1989 and would love to see it again. I camped  then with other photographers and it was a very magical and innocent time in our lives.

    "When it's over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride married to amazement." Mary Oliver

    by weezilgirl on Wed Aug 27, 2014 at 08:48:41 PM PDT

    •  "Not to be a killjoy" (2+ / 0-)
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      Calvino Partigiani, weezilgirl

      Don't worry, I saw the same thing. Most of the pictures of "deer" were pictures of Elk (Wapiti).

      I figured most people wouldn't know the difference, and over-population of deer is becoming a known population, so I posted it, anyway.

      I forgive George Monbiot for similar reasons.

      I think the impact on the ecosystem of Yellowstone is real, and I seriously love that park.

      So thanks for your observation, but do you seriously think the them of the video is wrong?

      "Doing My Part to Piss Off the Religious Right" - A sign held by a 10-year old boy on 9-24-05

      by Timbuk3 on Wed Aug 27, 2014 at 08:54:42 PM PDT

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      •  erm..."them" ="theme" (0+ / 0-)

        "Doing My Part to Piss Off the Religious Right" - A sign held by a 10-year old boy on 9-24-05

        by Timbuk3 on Wed Aug 27, 2014 at 08:55:51 PM PDT

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      •  I loved the video. (7+ / 0-)

        I think it was just right. When I was there in '89, my dog and I hiked extensively. We saw one Great Grey Owl and that was it for big birds. The trees weren't grand either. I particularly remember how small the aspens were compared to New Mexico aspens. We could harvest them in NM because they were so thick and lush. We built a fence.

        I think  the local wolf-haters should be forced to watch the video every 15 minutes for the rest of their lives. Tied into a chair with bread and water for sustenance.

        There were three impressive 'happenings' in Yellowstone that I'll always remember. 1. a photographer from France got between a grizzly mama and her cub. he won't do that again. this was after being warned repeatedly by park officials and reading the signs and brochures.

        2. my dog and i walked up on a wolf or he walked up on us. we stood and stared and he trotted off. i didn't feel the least bit threatened nor did he. my dog was so disciplined that he just took it all in without flinching.

        3. we camped one night and could not figure out what the noises from a meadow were from. it was the bugling of elk. i'm an Oklahoma girl and had never heard them do that. we went down into the meadow and sat on a stump and listened. one of my photographer friends was smoking a cigar to 'scare' bear off and carrying a large pistol. it got very quiet and we could hear a grizzly walking through the grass towards us. i turned the light on and it was a yearling elk sneaking up to check us out! only been that scared and that excited one other time in my life and that involved a river in Mexico.

        As I said, I would love to see Yellowstone now.

        "When it's over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride married to amazement." Mary Oliver

        by weezilgirl on Wed Aug 27, 2014 at 09:28:23 PM PDT

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      •  Well, the term "deer" (1+ / 0-)
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        ..can be used for any cervid, from mouse deer to moose. An elk/wapiti is a member of one species of deer, very closely related to the red deer of Europe and much of Asia. It's not actually incorrect to call elk deer, it's just somewhat more generic. And iirc the word "elk" in British English means what we call "moose" (yes, the species Alces alces is present in Eurasia as well as North America). Norwegian Elkhounds were bred for moose hunting.

        Cogito, ergo Democrata.

        by Ahianne on Thu Aug 28, 2014 at 10:12:48 AM PDT

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    •  In England called red deer. (0+ / 0-)

      Plus this film is allergic to "fact based" anyway, might as well call them kangaroos.

      “Conservation… is a positive exercise of skill and insight, not merely a negative exercise of abstinence and caution…” Aldo Leopold

      by ban nock on Thu Aug 28, 2014 at 04:36:05 AM PDT

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  •  What's more, she's been certified (1+ / 0-)
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    by the American Society Of Proctologists.

  •  You know that vid was reposted a lot for it's (1+ / 1-)
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    Patango

    humor value? Ten years ago it would have been touted high and low, but so much of what it claims has been so resoundingly disproven that wolf advocacy groups are simply silent, and anti wolf types repost often. Moonbat must have missed the memo.

    The parallels to Sarah Palin's anti witchcraft type Christianity are strong. Do you think conservatives enjoy watching Sarah on video pray to toss away witches? No of course not, us libs do, we laugh at such silliness.

    It's the same with that wolf vid. Wolves don't change waterways or ecosystems, those who think they do are better off praying to cast away witches with Sarah.

    “Conservation… is a positive exercise of skill and insight, not merely a negative exercise of abstinence and caution…” Aldo Leopold

    by ban nock on Thu Aug 28, 2014 at 04:32:09 AM PDT

    •  Your post reads like Sarah Speak , ban nok (0+ / 0-)

      A bunch of word salad gobbledygook nonsense

      Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers

      by Patango on Thu Aug 28, 2014 at 06:22:28 AM PDT

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    •  Give us a link or two, ban (2+ / 0-)
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      What I see is that the ecological importance of top predators like wolves is becoming clearer and clearer.

      Here is a summary of one very recent study:
      http://www.universityworldnews.com/...

      Seven carnivore species in particular were shown to have profound effects on the environment and cause what is known as ‘trophic cascades’ – a ripple effect where one species’ influence spreads through multiple levels of a food web.

      This effect is most well known for African lions, leopards, the Eurasian lynx, cougars, gray wolves, sea otters and Australian dingoes.

      Here is the fuller report:
      http://www.sciencemag.org/...

      Higher Ground! That's what we deserve. And that's what we demand! -Rev. Barber

      by sfinx on Thu Aug 28, 2014 at 07:08:59 AM PDT

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      •  the entire trophic cascades for large carnivores (1+ / 0-)
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        is the one that's dead.

        The only place it lives on is with "biological conservationists" and I've no idea why they needed to start a new kind of biology. Ripple and Beschta were the folks who got the ball rolling, then when people repeated their experiments or did new ones in Yellowstone they came up with very different results.

        The deal with science isn't to think of what you wish were true and  then try to prove it, it's to try to disprove it, because sure enough many will try if you don't.

        Here's the worlds foremost wolf researcher. He mentions their work often if not by name.
        http://www.scribd.com/...
        for more general reading here
        http://www.nature.com/...

        It was obviously not true from the get go, and it's ok for advocates to use info that's not true if it advances their cause, but eventually they get caught out. Who in the world is going to give Ripple and Beshta research money now? They're stuck using data from others to generate papers.
        Off to work.

        “Conservation… is a positive exercise of skill and insight, not merely a negative exercise of abstinence and caution…” Aldo Leopold

        by ban nock on Thu Aug 28, 2014 at 08:17:45 AM PDT

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