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Wisconsin lab says it solved blackbird die-off

Sunday, January 9, 2011 18:37
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January 7, 2011 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The mystery of the deaths of thousands of blackbirds in Arkansas this month has been solved, federal scientists say.

 

 

 They died of blunt-force trauma, according to the National Wildlife Health Center in Madison, Wis. Samples of the blackbirds and others from a separate mass die-off about the same time in Louisiana were brought to the little-known laboratory on Madison’s west side for necropsies.

“They died of impact force to their bodies,” said Scott Wright, chief of disease investigations at the center.

He said the birds clearly showed signs of bruises.

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission said tests for evidence of pesticide poisoning were negative.

At least 3,000 red-winged blackbirds died on New Year’s Eve near Beebe, Ark. Fireworks probably sent them flying from their roosts.

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission said the agency began receiving reports of blackbirds falling from the sky around 11:30 p.m. on Dec. 31 in a one-square-mile area of Beebe.

The mass kill spawned speculation that their demise was caused by a chemical pollutant-a fear heightened by the arrival in Beebe of workers combing neighborhoods in hazmat suits. As the story spread, other theories included biblical apocalypse to proof of the presence of UFOs.

“It’s believed that the noise startled them-they are poor night fliers-and they were in close proximity to neighborhoods, and they flew into homes and cars,” Wright said.

A separate incident near Baton Rouge, La., involving about 450 blackbirds is still under investigation by the center, Wright said.

“I think the two events are a coincidence,” Wright said.

Also unrelated, he said, is the death of more than 80,000 freshwater drum, and a few yellow bass, white bass and sauger in the Arkansas River reported on Jan. 3.

Wright said large-scale deaths of birds and other species are not uncommon.

For example, storms wreak havoc on . Birds are also vulnerable to chemical pollution and biological poisoning from natural toxins.

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  • True News

    Birds are also vulnerable to chemical pollution and biological poisoning from natural toxins.

    (and directed energy weapons!)

  • Anonymous

    This isnt new, this is the retard explanation. again every 4th of july and new years for that matter birds dont drop dead.

    When hunters go hunting with lous guns, why do they shoot them? Why not let the loud noise just kill them?

    Come on now… A loud noise might cause a few torun into walls, but this is over a whole lot of states and then what explains the fish kill?

    What the fuck happened to scientists? Seriously they suck ass now a days…

  • Tom Dennen, the paranoid historian

    Less than feeble – eat your veggies & bump up IQ to more than double digits …

  • Phoopfist

    We keep getting lied to and it makes me so sick, why the fuck do we put up with this! just makes me want to go outside and scream!!!

  • Spuffmunki

    Fireworks… lmao.

    That’s awesome that is. Talk about dumbing down. If we’re expected to believe that, then there’s not much of a future for Humans is there…. jeeez. lol.

    Anyone see that other video of the weather anomanly on Radar? That Occured at the same time as the die off?

  • Tom Dennen, the paranoid historian

    Straws. Clutching …

  • muckracker1

    Hey ya’ll: bird git disoriented; can’t tell up from down, fall from sky; hit ground and GETS BLUNT FORCE TRAUMA BY HITTING GROUND!

  • Randall

    Isn’t that wonderful. I believe that just like I believe cavemen did 9/11. Copy and paste this to youtube.

    Mass Phosgene Deaths of Birds & Fish? – Colleen Thomas Perspectives [for consideration purpose only]

  • katwoman058

    They must think we are all stupid or something….PLLLLEEEAASSSE!

  • muckracker1

    cardiac arrest means heart stopped beating; don’t say why; so when we say a gunshot victim died of cardiac arrest, we ignore the cause. What CAUSED the birds to fall from the sky, and die when then got blunt force trauma when they hit the ground

  • Anonymous

    “BLUNT FORCE TRAUMA” What do birds do ??? = “FLY” ??? Now lets say a bird is radiated with a electromagnetic force of a certain species specific frequency for that one genetic organism and those birds pass out while in flight. “They cease to FLY and SPLAT they hit the ground producing “BLUNT FORCE TRAUMA”.
    Now for those FISH! What do fish do??? = “SWIM” ??? In order to breathe they must move through the water at all times to pass oxygenated water over their gills to stay alive. Now they tune in on their brain with species specific EMF frequency and out go the fish, unconscious fish don’t move through the water, they die.
    So what have we learned? There are people out there that have the ability to bombard beings with EMF at a species specific frequency and knock them unconscious while leaving all other surrounding species untouched. Probably with HAARP. Now could they bombard, pick your most unfavorite human species, with their specific EMF frequency and wipe out a whole race of humans while the rest would never notice or feel a thing? Quit a device ain’t it? Never fire a shot just BUZZZZZZZZZ!!!!! ZAP! Done.

  • Reaper

    And if you belive that, I have a bridge in New York to sell you……

  • terry the censor

    > Phosgene

    Interesting, but I think the autopsies would have picked up the symptoms.

    “Its high toxicity arises by the action of the phosgene on the proteins in the pulmonary alveoli, which are the site of gas exchange: Their damage disrupts the blood-air barrier, causing suffocation.”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phosgene#Safety

  • Anonymous

    Anyone that has been paying attention can see the scalar waves in the sky (they look like scales) after they have densely sprayed an area. Which suggest they are either hitting targets or listening to possible targets. And yes you should believe it because the knowledge has been around a long time there are people who have masked and amplified the frequency of all types of things and killed them dead by doing it. What makes it so hard to believe that they have the ability to disrupt your electrical system thus kill you dead too? And the only thing that could have hit them like a brick wall is some type of wave force as their are not skyscrapers or cars in the sky. They were killed by blunt force trauma, not mugged and beat up by your local cops. I mean bad guys.

  • Tom Dennen, the paranoid historian

    London bridge is up for trade …

  • Redoubt

    What a load of excrement.

    Maybe they did die of blunt force trauma, but it wasn’t from fireworks or being poor night flyers. Not thousands of them. Not all at once. Not in such a rigidly confined area.

    In fact, there are some people right at this moment dying from laughter.

  • terry the censor

    > Anyone that has been paying attention can see the scalar waves in the sky

    Are you referring to Tom Bearden’s fraudulent claims about weather control by the KGB and the Yakuza?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_E._Bearden#Weather_control

    And, yes, his PhD is fraudulent too.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_E._Bearden#Claims_to_academic_credentials

  • Anonymous

    Yeah.. the scientist with blunt force trauma – now brain damaged, tried to examine the birds thus coming to such an idiotic conclusion!!

  • Anonymous

    Corexit, a neuro-toxin and dispersant functions by dissolving organic matter. It was reported tha the inside of the birds were dissolved. Corexit is the largest outlet of poisons EVER, it is stil there-and nobody knows where it goes. The Gulf-stram is a conveyor-belt that brings the Corexit to European beaches, with shallow waters, Corexit evporates ,in blobs,and blows with the winds and hit birds all over the world:They fly in flocks of same feather so not all are hit by the blobs. Corexit is in the waters in gigantic portions-could that possibly have anything to do with the billons of dead fish???

  • Joshua

    THE IMPACT FORCE.. ARE THEY REFERING TO WHEN THE BIRDS HIT THE GROUND AFTER FALLING FROM THE SKY?? WOW CASE NOT CLOSED

  • Isis

    There are just things in the sky that we do not see (yet) … and unfortunately neither did the birds before they ran head-on into them …

    This is what caused their impact damage …..

    The skies are a little over crowed right now due to earth changes and the coming celestial changes …

    Cloaking frequencies will soon be lowered …

    Nevertheless … and at the least … consciousness are not falling for these bananas in the tail pipes … such as the fire crackers excuses …

  • fauxwizard

    This the interpretation I find to make most sense: “THE IMPACT FORCE.. ARE THEY REFERRING TO WHEN THE BIRDS HIT THE GROUND AFTER FALLING FROM THE SKY??”

  • DeDukshen

    Wow!!! brought to a “little known lab” — and not even without mentioning the name of it. If I murder someone (just hypothetically speaking of course) by beating them to death with a crowbar, is the case “SOLVED” when the autopsy reports reports “the subject was bruised and suffered trauma”?????!!!! Are we really going to believe this crap???!!! I think what was meant to be reported was that “At some point in the ordeal, the birds suffered trauma” — like when the hit the ground after falling from the sky???! or from flying into the “invisible” barrier???!! SOLVED??? WTF??? Is everone from Wisconsin severely challenged??!! or just the “EXPERTS”??!! What a Crock of SH*T!!

  • Channeling Myself

    How in the heck does that explain it? What caused the blunt force trauma?

  • Spuffmunki

    I love this.

    Anonymous’ No one’s saying anything about Blunt Force Trauma.

    That’s an acceptable way to go, be it hitting the ground, hitting a building, hitting a car, a garage, a fucking cloaked spaceship, HAARP, The Pole Shift, MY Grandma with a Airhorn and a 6000watt Marshall valve amp like that one out of Back To The Future.

    THERE’S A REASON

    And that’s what I’d like to know. The reason, and don’t tell me fireworks, cos that’s not even bullshit, that’s horseshit.

  • Elric

    is it possible that fluctuations in the magnetic earths grid interfered with the way they navigate,possibly that they died of exhaustion,traumatized & exhausted would be enough to kill these small birds…

  • Anonymous

    blunt force trauma, BLUNT FORCE TRAUMA, ” A HEAVY MATERIAL PHYSICAL CONTACT TO THE BODY FROM A HARD FORCE OR OBJECT” do they think we are children? Are they children? Did they read about the lemmings walking off the cliff?? do 5000 birds all decide to fly with their eyes closed?? It is very sad when the American people are subjected to this kind of insulting garbage, almost as though they believe they have succeeded in “dumbing down America”. Somebody should get them by the collar, drag them to the bird carcass, and do a show and tell, and explain their silliness.

  • Parker

    Blunt force trauma could be from, oh I don’t know, falling from the sky. Not what initially killed them but could mimic the appearance of blunt force trauma. Depending on the exact time of death of course. After death blood ceases to clot. The question is not, did the little bird bodies sustain trauma from falling. But rather were they already dead when they fell. Were they unconscious, say from a gas (certain gases concentrate in the bone marrow, to be diagnosed). And if we are only talking unconscious, then parts per million would most likely be very very very low. Just enough to cause a loss of consciousness.

    I’m not sold on the change in the magnetic grid theory simply because this is the first time that I’ve heard that birds use the magnetic grid to navigate. I know bats do but this seems to be stretching a bit. Besides, messing with a bats magnetic navigation doesn’t kill them; only gets them lost. It’s not like beached whales. Birds aren’t going to start flying into the water and drown; they would rather fly OVER open water and possibly fall from exhausting.

    I honestly don’t know a lot about HAARP. I think blaming all natural occurring events on everything but nature is lazy and a cop out. For some reason people are under the unfortunate idea that nature is always cute and cuddly. And to top that off, I have a hard time believing that the US is aiming HAARP at our own country. Perhaps Russia. But since HAARP is proposed to be a weather changer it seems counter productive to aim it at ourselves. We are already going threw crop shortages; if you keep taking away peoples food, no amount of police or military will stop the riots. Historically speaking; five days without food is all it takes to collapse a system.

  • Tom Dennen, the paranoid historian

    Quite correct: ‘Nature’ is like the rest of the universe: totally indifferent to human squabbles. Spend a few years surfing or racing yachts, discover that a cubic meter of water weighs a ton and work the rest out …

  • lindarosemary

    oh sure blame it on blunt force trauma. what the heck did they hit, a city sized ufo? So what is causing the die offs in Columbia, China, Italy, England, Australia and many many other places? This too many die offs in a lot of diverse places, and the species are too diverse to make this a coincidence. Some one want to buy a swamp in the desert?

  • Anonymous

    750 African Grey parrots died while in transit on an aircraft in South Africa. They did not hit anything!!! Birds are used in the mining industry to protect humans should there be any toxins in the air. All this technical theories are nonsense. There must be toxins in the air the we breath that caused the birds to die. My question is not what happened to them is what is in the air and how did it get there!!! Somebody, somewhere overplayed their hand..

  • Redoubt

    It was the Butterfly effect via the Chaos Theory by way of Global Warming what killed them birds.

    Let me explain…

    At the corner of Main Street and 5th Ave in Beestroke, Idaho, a young woman walked out and started her 1974 VW Beetle, so the engine would warm up by time to leave for work. Exhaust from this old and reliable internal combustion engine built up a cloud of Co2 that eventually floated hundreds of miles to a small pond near Fingerit, Oklahoma, where it trapped some extra heat close to the water’s surface.

    Following so far? Good.

    The excess heat led to a mating frenzy by some resident Mosquitoes and the females later laid nearly twice as many little skeeter eggs as they normally would have. This of course led to a larger than normal mosquito population and an inordinate number of bites on people living nearby.

    Deep breath!

    The people were now mad because the skeeters were sucking all their blood so they filed a petition to have that old pond drained. But the drained pond not only killed the biting insects, it caused a nesting of Scarlet (or Red) Wing Blackbirds to uproot and move to Arkansas in search of a better neighborhood with a source of semi-stagnant fresh water.

    Okay, you can see the end is in sight now!

    The whole problem was that those immigrant birds from Oklahoma were carrying a little known disease that they had contracted from those horny mosquitoes. This was then quickly spread to all the other blackbirds nearby in their new home.

    NOTE: The disease itself has a name that cannot be spelled or pronounced unless you are fluent in ancient Sumerian.

    Anyway, the infected blackbird population began exhibiting symptoms, which included (but was not limited to) flying headlong into paved surfaces. And since the Arkansas county to which they were all living had just a few years ago received a federal grant for paving nearly 110 miles of formerly muddy roadway, there was now more than ample pavement to satisfy the urge to dive into it.

    NOTES: The Center for Warming Control (CWC) advises everyone to stop driving cars, stop eating meat, stop growing food for yourself and find a road to bang your head into until you are unconscious.

    You can save the world this way.

  • Tom Dennen, the paranoid historian

    >when< ’bout time some rational thinking got in the way of them lunatic mosquitoes!

  • Anonymous

    I SAY BULL SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    WHAT ABOUT 4TH OF JULY FOR 100 YRS AND ALL OTHER EVENTS THAT HAVE FIRE WORKS.
    JUST HOW STUPID DO THEY THINK WE ARE.
    IF YOU BELIEVE THEIR COCK AND BULL YOU WILL BELIEVE I AM GOD AND CAME HERE TO SAVE YOU.
    IT WAS THE BEAM FROM HAARP SHOOTING INTO THE ATMOSPHERE TO KILL US ALL AND ALTER THE WEATHER AND THE PHOSGENE GAS THEY SPRAYED THRU CHEMCTRAILS.
    ARE YOU GOING TO TRY TO TELL ME THEY HAD FIREWORKS SIMOTANESLY ALL OVER THE WORLD.
    COME ON FOLKS, I KNOW ALL OF YOU WHO ARE NOT ON SOCIAL SITES AND KNOW WHAT IS REALLY GOING ON THEY REALLY DO YOU DUMBED DOWN AND BRAINWASHED. IF YOU BELIEVE THIS COCK AND BULL WELL THEN
    I HOPE WE OUTNUMBER YOU NIMWITS BECAUSE IF NOT WELL WE ARE DOOMED AS A COUNTRY AS THEY ARE WORKING DAY AND NITE TO DEPOPULATE US. ASK BILL GATES, FOUNDER OF MICROSOFT.
    HE TELLS IT LIKE IT IS, HE HAS NO APOLOGY HEIS SPEARHEADING IT WITH OPRAH. AND THE NEW WORLD ORDER GORGANIZATONS.
    WAKE UP AMERICA!!!

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