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Can we combine all the "Why I'm too good for Duck Dynasty" threads into one?

They seem to be piling up...

Posted by Decaffeinated | Thu Dec 19, 2013, 06:01 PM (59 replies)

Texas hunters to auction permit to kill black rhino

Washington (AFP) - A Texas hunting club said Friday it aims to raise up to a million dollars for endangered black rhinoceroses by auctioning off a permit to kill one in Namibia.

"First and foremost, this is about saving the black rhino," said Ben Carter, executive director of the Dallas Safari Club, which is hosting the auction early next year. Black rhinos are internationally considered an endangered species and the World Wildlife Fund says about 4,800 are alive in the African wild.

Carter said in a statement sent to AFP that the Namibian government "selected" his hunting club to auction a black rhino hunting permit for one of its national parks.The permit is expected "to sell for at least $250,000, possibly up to $1 million. The Conservation Trust Fund for Namibia's Black Rhino will receive 100 percent of the sale price," said the statement.

Namibia has an annual quota to kill up to five black rhinos out of the southern African nation's herd population of 1,795 animals.



http://news.yahoo.com/texas-hunters-sell-permit-kill-rare-black-rhino-182544084.html?soc_src=mediacontentstory

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Is it still worth it if all the funds go to supporting the remaining animals?
Posted by Decaffeinated | Sat Oct 26, 2013, 07:42 AM (1 replies)

Nevada Teacher Killed Trying To Protect Students From Shooter Is Being Hailed As A Hero

The teacher who was killed Monday morning trying to protect middle school students from a shooter on the grounds has been identified as Michael Landsberry, according to NBC. Two people ó the teacher and the shooter ó died at Sparks Middle School near Reno, Nev. Two others, both minors, were also injured. Landsberry was 45 years old and had a wife and two stepdaughters, according to the Associated Press.

Witnesses told the Reno Gazette-Journal that a boy wearing a Sparks Middle School uniform opened fire outside the school Monday morning. Police have not confirmed how the shooter died, but multiple media reports say he killed himself. He was a student at the school. A witness told the Gazette-Journal that a teacher told the shooter to put the gun down before he was shot.

The student said: "We were at school, we were by the basketball court and we heard a pop, like a loud pop, and everybody was screaming. And then the teacher came to investigate. I thought it was a firecracker at first, but the student was pointing a gun at the teacher after the teacher told him to put it down. And then the student fired a shot at the teacher and the teacher fell and everybody ran away. ... While we were running, we heard about four or five more shots."

Landsberry's sister-in-law told the Gazette-Journal: "To hear he was trying to protect those kids doesnít surprise me at all. He could have ducked and hid, but he didnít. Thatís not who he is."

http://www.businessinsider.com/teacher-michael-landsberry-died-in-nevada-school-shooting-2013-10

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What a waste... As usual the coward of a shooter is dead by his own hand.

Posted by Decaffeinated | Mon Oct 21, 2013, 10:09 PM (14 replies)

6 arrested in player's home vandalism

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP)
Six people were arrested on charges they were among hundreds of young partygoers who trashed a former NFL player's vacation home, and police said more arrests were expected.

The arrests on Thursday came after former New England Patriots and Los Angeles Raiders offensive lineman Brian Holloway said he signed papers authorizing the Rensselaer County sheriff to bring charges in the Labor Day weekend party, which was attended by up to 400 teenagers.

Holloway said that among those charged was a young man he had taken into his family for a time as a homeless teen, who's accused of organizing and promoting the party. He said investigators have told him the number of people charged could end up in the hundreds as they work through the sheer volume of participants.

"Everyone that broke the law, I'm pressing charges against," Holloway said. "The parents had a chance and students had a chance to come forward, and only four did."

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/6-arrests-in-vandalism-of-ex-nfl-players-home-092613

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I'm glad he went forward with it.

Posted by Decaffeinated | Fri Sep 27, 2013, 06:12 AM (24 replies)

Public humiliation or sound parenting?

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/4-X-one-direction-tickets-sydney-Friday-25th-October-/171129708772

THIS AUCTION IS FOR ALL 4 ONE DIRECTION TICKETS IN SYDNEY OCTOBER 25th. You can thank my daughters self righteous and lippy attitude for their sale. See sweety? And you thought I was bluffing. I hope the scowl on your bitchy little friends faces when you tell them that your dad and i revoked the gift we were giving you all reminds you that your PARENTS are the ones that deserve love and respect more than anyone. And your silly little pack mentality of taking your parents for fools is one sadly mistaken. Anyhow. Your loss someone else's gain who deserves them! THE TICKETS ARE SEATED IN ROW O section 57. REMEMBER AUCTION IS FOR ALL 4 TICKETS and will be sent registered post



...OH YOUR FRIENDS THOUGHT THAT A FEW PRANKS CALLS WOULD PUT ME OFF SELLING THE GIFT WE BOUGHT FOR THEM for YOUR BIRTHDAY because YOU all LIED to us about sleep overs so you could hang like little trollops at an older guys HOUSE????? Pffft!! I find it HIGHLY amusing that you girls think you invented this stuff. Tricks like this on OUR parents is how HALF of you were conceived .....And why a lot of your friends DONT have an address to send that Fathers day card to!!! I'm not your friend. I'm your MOTHER. And I am here to give you the boundaries that YOU NEED to become a functional responsible adult. You may hate me now..... But I don't care. Its my job to raise a responsible adult..not nuture bad habits in my teen age child
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Glad to see some proper parenting... I'm sure someone will think that this is too much and damaging to a young girls young ego...
Posted by Decaffeinated | Fri Sep 20, 2013, 10:48 AM (27 replies)
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