JFK Turtles

FedEx and UPS Commit to Not Ship Research Mammals

Thu, 20 Sep 2012 08:05:56 -0700 By Meredith Wadman of Nature magazine [More] http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=fedex-and-ups-commit-to-not-ship-research-mammals

Lab-animal flights squeezed

Wed, 19 Sep 2012 10:41:38 -0700 Two biggest cargo carriers affirm that they will not ship mammals and non-human primates, as activist pressure mounts to stop research-animal airlifts. http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/489344a

Mating turtles shut down runway at JFK – prettynewsinfo's blog

Turtles block NYC airport runway STORY HIGHLIGHTS Trying to access best mating grounds, more than 150 turtles cross over active runway It's unclear how many flights were delayed; FAA hopes to have number by day's … http://prettynewsinfo.typepad.com/blog/2011/07/mating-turtles-shut-down-runway-at-jfk-1.html

Turtles Block JFK Runway, Launch Twitter Account

The 150 turtles who crawled onto the tarmac at New York City's JFK airport on Wednesday have started a Twitter account. http://mashable.com/2011/06/29/jfk-turtles-twitter/

Turtles Invade JFK Airport, Cause Flight Delays – AOL Travel News

JetBlue airlines tweeted at around 9:30am that there were flight delays as the runway was being cleared of turtles, saying: "JFK is experiencing delays as the airport clears turtles off the runway. #cantmakethisup (Check flight … http://news.travel.aol.com/2011/06/29/turtles-invade-jfk-airport-cause-flight-delays/

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  • Products Of Public Skooling–The US Never “used” Smallpox Blankets As Germ Warfare? Another public service to those who were unfortunate enough to go to public school: The US NEVER used smallpox infected blankets as “germ warfare” against the indians

    This is a fabrication by Ward Churchill, himself called a fraud for claiming Native American ancestry http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ward_Church…

    See these discussions:



    During the time this allegedly happened, the noble Indians were in the midst of a GENOCIDAL war of their own, with unspeakable atrocities, while you were told they stood around shedding a single tear at the White Man’s introduction of evil to this continent.

    I just saw a flippant reference to this as “the invention of germ warfare” and needed to set the record straight. If a lie is repeated enough, it will be believed, see the foolishness about the JFK shooting. A majority now believes that there was a conspiracy, but I have never met anyone who has bothered to read the much maligned Warren Report….well, except my first boss, who wrote a chapter.

    Often, you will see part of a journal entry of an ENGLISH (Not American) officer to try to support this theory, but it says nothing bad and you can see why they cut out the rest. Here’s the paragraph that “scholars” redact to try to make it look like he was being sinister:

    “The Turtles Heart a principal Warrior of the Delawares and Mamaltee a Chief came within a small distance of the Fort Mr. McKee went out to them and they made a Speech letting us know that all our [POSTS] as Ligonier was destroyed, that great numbers of Indians [were coming and] that out of regard to us, they had prevailed on 6 Nations [not to] attack us but give us time to go down the Country and they desired we would set of immediately. The Commanding Officer thanked them, let them know that we had everything we wanted, that we could defend it against all the Indians in the Woods, that we had three large Armys marching to Chastise those Indians that had struck us, told them to take care of their Women and Children, but not to tell any other Natives, they said they would go and speak to their Chiefs and come and tell us what they said, they returned and said they would hold fast of the Chain of friendship. Out of our regard to them we gave them two Blankets and an Handkerchief out of the Small Pox Hospital. I hope it will have the desired effect. They then told us that Ligonier had been attacked, but that the Enemy were beat of…”

    Chain of friendship, out of regard? We are talking about a time when surgeons didn’t even wash their hands because no one, NO ONE understood diesaase pathology, let alone small pox spores.

    Oh, and one MINOR detail–CHECK THE FRIGGIN DATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!… This guy was ENGLISH, there WAS NO USA yet, it was 15 YEARS before 1776.

    • Curator says:

      Dera Citadelgrad87: Thank you for the info. I will make use of this in the future. Particularly, I will ask of the lawyer and veteran who first told me that the US military killed off the Indians who used to live in and around St. Louis with Small Pox laden blankets where he learned of such incidents. I have also heard that Cortez did the same in Mexico. I had not questionned this information. But you make a very good point about the lack of understanding about the lack of knowledge about modes of transmission of disease, causing me to question all such accusations. Do you know when was the first verified incident of planned germ warfare?

  • Chuck Z says:

    Who Would Win In A Bar Fight? In the bar fight to end all bar fights, who would win from the following list? MUST CHOOSE ONE!

    Chuck Norris
    Edward Cullen
    Optimus Prime
    Himura Kenshin
    Demonic Sasuke Uchiha
    Abraham Lincoln
    Will Smith’s dog from I Am Legend
    The remote from Click (nobody is using it)
    The cast of High School Musical
    THE Snakes from Snakes on a Plane
    Sweeney Todd
    The Kool-Aid Man
    Jolly Green Giant
    Aunt Jemima
    Peter Griffin
    The chicken from Family Guy
    Spongebob and the rest of the Bikin Bottom Feeders
    The Trix Bunny
    Donnie Darko
    GI Joe
    Dora the Explorer
    Astro Boy
    Britney Spears
    Leonidas (from 300)
    Hugh Heffner
    The stingray that killed the Crocodile Hunter
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    Tommy from the Power Rangers (all forms on a team)
    Captain Planet
    Jerry Springer
    Ricky Lake
    The Plastics from Mean Girls
    Harry Potter
    A large mouth bass
    Lucy from I Love Lucy
    Hannah Montana
    Carrot Top
    The Cabage Patch Kids (with help from the Garbage Pail Kids)
    Care Bears
    The sun with the baby face from Teletubbies
    Bear in the Big Blue House
    Anne Frank
    The guy who invented the wheel
    King Kong
    B-Rad from Malibu’s Most Wanted
    Obama (wearing his pimpin’ shoes)
    Colonel Sanders
    The “Friend” Ship (You know, the ship that never sinks.)
    Harold and Kumar
    Neil Patrick Harris
    Bill Gates
    Michael Jackson (white and black)
    Ray Ramono
    Mickey Mouse and his Disney homies
    The cinnamon stick from the Apple Jacks commercial
    Wizards of Waverly Place
    Sebastian from the Little Mermaid
    or FINALLY Jesus Christ

    • Curator says:

      One word… KAMEHAMEHAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      Goku all the freaking way. I have no doubt he could kick jesus’s butt.

      *btw nice list of fighters..nemo. haha, amazing*

  • Catthbr says:

    New Yorkers Please Answer…are YOU Tired…? …of EVERY time the President comes here; the streets get randomly blocked, buses get randomly detoured, trains are “held up” for indeterminate amounts of time while an entourage of 12 – 15 black SUVs (some with rifle bearing soldiers/officers hanging out of the windows), sedans with flashy lights and rows of police cars and/or motorbikes “attempt” to fly through crosstown (already at a turtle’s pace) streets?
    What are some of your suggestions for how the president and certain dignitaries (they don’t have this type of procession for all of them) should make their way from LaGuardia/JFK to Manhattan, through the city & back?
    This is a real question, but funny answers will help take the edge off the frustration :^ )

    • Curator says:

      It’s part and parcel of living and working in NYC. It’s frustrating yes, but it really can’t be avoided because security is very important.

      Here are a few suggestions
      *Leave a little earlier to get to where you are going
      *Avoid the area in question
      *Move out of the city

      Seriously though. The PO’s and soldiers are doing their job and protecting you and the dignitaries. In these times, anyone can be a terrorist so be patient and let it go because you can’t do anything about it.

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