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(Toronto Star)   "What are you??" "I'm...hang on a sec...*rolls up hundred dollar bill* SNORT...oh yeah that's the stuff...I'm BATMAN"   (thestar.com) divider line 45
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2012-12-03 10:42:31 AM  
Great headline, subby!
 
2012-12-03 01:54:52 PM  
Blah, blah, blah bats are dying. I'll be dead before it really affects me. I'll let my offspring deal with it. Cold, heartless, and lazy. The 'Murikan way!
 
2012-12-03 01:55:10 PM  
And so it begins.
 
2012-12-03 01:56:31 PM  
Given the headline, not the sort of story I was expecting. Good jerb subby.
 
2012-12-03 01:57:42 PM  
I didn't think coke gave you the munchies... or man-boobs...


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2012-12-03 01:58:44 PM  
I'm the

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2012-12-03 02:00:06 PM  
So.... the Batman is a Starcraft Marine?
 
2012-12-03 02:06:22 PM  
White nose syndrome sucks.

Not much else we can really say about it.
 
2012-12-03 02:20:40 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com

Fortunately Austin bats live south enough that they won't catch it

/hooray bats!
//boo mosquitoes
 
2012-12-03 02:27:27 PM  
Anyone else reading what subby wrote and expected a story in regards to bath salts/white bull?
 
2012-12-03 02:30:14 PM  
Damn, subby.
 
2012-12-03 02:34:31 PM  
What a bat with white nose disease might look like
www.nydailynews.com
 
2012-12-03 02:36:17 PM  
img.rp.vhd.me

Obscure?
 
2012-12-03 02:40:43 PM  

dabbletech: What a bat with white nose disease might look like
[www.nydailynews.com image 370x240]


24.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-12-03 02:43:05 PM  
HOTY
 
2012-12-03 02:45:47 PM  
Nice job subby.

/have you been spying on me?
 
2012-12-03 02:45:48 PM  
Q: What did batman say to robin before they got into the batmobile?


A: Get in the batmobile.
 
2012-12-03 03:01:15 PM  
Definite HOTY

...then I clicked the link, now the sadness begins.

/poor bats
 
2012-12-03 03:10:58 PM  

GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: Definite HOTY

...then I clicked the link, now the sadness begins.

/poor bats


/sadness indeed
 
2012-12-03 03:19:27 PM  
Cocaine is awesome. Except when it wears off.
 
2012-12-03 03:33:34 PM  

faeriefay: GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: Definite HOTY

...then I clicked the link, now the sadness begins.

/poor bats

/sadness indeed


/frowny nods
 
2012-12-03 03:44:26 PM  

CruJones: Cocaine is awesome. Except when it wears off.


meth is way better anyways
 
2012-12-03 03:55:01 PM  
I always imagined Michael Keaton's Batman/Bruce Wayne doing a bit of coke, since the movie took place in the 1980s. But, I also imagined that he cleaned up by Batman Returns.
 
2012-12-03 04:04:28 PM  
 
2012-12-03 04:22:04 PM  
Link

really?

Seacrest out
 
2012-12-03 04:23:13 PM  
media.giantbomb.com

me fail

Seacrest out
 
2012-12-03 04:51:54 PM  
i218.photobucket.com

Not relevant. Just makes me laugh
 
2012-12-03 04:52:47 PM  
What I first thought reading the headline

i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-03 05:00:21 PM  
Probably has nothing to do with unusually warmer conditions favoring fungal growth in northern latitudes.
 
2012-12-03 05:33:42 PM  
I had a bat fly into me last week. I was wearing a yellow rain coat so maybe it thought I had free fish sticks.
 
2012-12-03 05:40:01 PM  
Were the bats corked?

dnrtfa
 
2012-12-03 05:59:44 PM  
I was visiting Eastern Canada last summer and at a family member's house there have always been bats in the past. They live way out in the boonies and the bugs are really bad. I didn't see one bat where I usually see dozens and the bugs were completely insane, swarmed at soon as dusk hits.

Later I heard that a bat cave near my old hometown that is habitat to normally thousands of bats had a total of wintertime survivors in the single digits. It's not good when random mammals just start dying off.
 
2012-12-03 06:02:07 PM  

Red_Fox: Later I heard that a bat cave near my old hometown


....I found the article on huffington post about it

Link
 
2012-12-03 06:05:16 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Probably has nothing to do with unusually warmer conditions favoring fungal growth in northern latitudes.


bingo. it's all too late now. people have been warning other people for a long time. greedy people have to have their profit margin at all cost. we're all going to die. mankind is just so stupid.
 
2012-12-03 06:07:41 PM  
Bat's a shame.
 
2012-12-03 06:13:22 PM  
In Ontario, there are eight species of bats - three are migratory and not affected by the disease.

So, they admit that not all bats are affected.

This was the first attempt at measuring the economic impact of the bat disease upon farming the calculations were based on certain assumptions, said Justin Boyles, assistant professor at South Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill.

Assuming, or guessing, puts their findings into the same realm of theoretical physics in my humble opinion. For example, a seismologist can find a fault line a and study it and can determine if the fault line is active or not and estimate the largest moment magnitude earthquake the fault can produce. But, there are two factors the seismologists can't tell you, when and where on the fault line the earthquake will occur.

I also wonder if they factored in the possibility that the other three unaffected species would breed until the bat populations are restored.

The lead author of the Science paper admits the reaction of the research community "has been and should be cautious."

Gee, I wonder why they added this caveat? Could it be that the scientists have given the worst case scenario and no other? Why didn't the scientists out right say that they could be totally wrong on the whole matter?

There are no studies that have evaluated the services of bats to agriculture in Canada, however, but "it will be a goal of future research," said Eric Santerre, communications director of the federal Ministry of Natural Resources in Quebec City.

Waite a minuet, the scientists have just painted a bleak picture for agriculture in Canada and the Us if some bats are greatly reduced in numbers or go extinct but yet they put such a pressing study on the back burner.

Sounds like some scientists want to buy themselves a new Ferrari.
 
2012-12-03 06:48:41 PM  

Red_Fox: Red_Fox: Later I heard that a bat cave near my old hometown

....I found the article on huffington post about it

Link


My cousins took me to see that cave many years ago.

phunkey_monkey: The lead author of the Science paper admits the reaction of the research community "has been and should be cautious."

Gee, I wonder why they added this caveat? Could it be that the scientists have given the worst case scenario and no other? Why didn't the scientists out right say that they could be totally wrong on the whole matter?


It's believed that the fungus was originally introduced to that first cave by a researcher who may have carried fungal spores from Europe. So yes - caution is definitely indicated. Link
 
2012-12-03 07:32:56 PM  

Snapper Carr: I'm the

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Well played sir.........well played.
 
2012-12-03 07:52:10 PM  
Any way we can link "White Nose Disease" to global warming?
 
2012-12-03 07:54:38 PM  

GORDON: Any way we can link "White Nose Disease" to global warming?


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2012-12-03 08:33:49 PM  

techmom: Red_Fox: Red_Fox: Later I heard that a bat cave near my old hometown

....I found the article on huffington post about it

Link

My cousins took me to see that cave many years ago.

phunkey_monkey: The lead author of the Science paper admits the reaction of the research community "has been and should be cautious."

Gee, I wonder why they added this caveat? Could it be that the scientists have given the worst case scenario and no other? Why didn't the scientists out right say that they could be totally wrong on the whole matter?

It's believed that the fungus was originally introduced to that first cave by a researcher who may have carried fungal spores from Europe. So yes - caution is definitely indicated. Link


Thanks for the link.

The article points out two important facts; one, disinfecting caves is utterly a waste of time and the other is that hand-feeding all the affected bats in not within the realm of reality.

The introduction of invasive species to sensitive environments is not a new thing. Both man and nature can be the catalyst for such disasters. Granted, human kind in recent years has out-paced nature in the invasive species disasters department.

So what it boils down to is what do we do? I think it sucks that the poor little creatures have to suffer such a nasty demise, but there is nothing we can do about it.

Yes, nature can be very cruel.
 
2012-12-03 08:45:34 PM  

Tax Boy: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 550x361]

Fortunately Austin bats live south enough that they won't catch it

/hooray bats!
//boo mosquitoes


After years of hearing how awesome Austin can be, that picture is the tipping point: I want to check out Austin now.

Tell us more about its bat population?
 
2012-12-03 11:26:44 PM  

Crotchrocket Slim: Tax Boy: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 550x361]

Fortunately Austin bats live south enough that they won't catch it

/hooray bats!
//boo mosquitoes

After years of hearing how awesome Austin can be, that picture is the tipping point: I want to check out Austin now.

Tell us more about its bat population?


I live within yelling distance of the bridge where that pic was taken. There are upwards of 1.5 million bats living there. It's the Congress Ave. bridge. The bats are best viewed in the spring. They're about to start hibernating now though.
 
2012-12-04 02:58:37 AM  
Approves

Link
 
2012-12-04 02:59:55 AM  

Abacus9: Approves

Link


D'oh! That was supposed to go to Hunter S. Thompson...
/fail
//and loathing
 
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