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https://plus.google.com/102839107717068302692 Prosenjit Roy : The crows in my neighborhood are a strong and cunning lot. Evolution has shaped them into great survivors...
The crows in my neighborhood are a strong and cunning lot. Evolution has shaped them into great survivors. Only those which could adapt to the destruction of habitat (result of relentless 'development') and live long enough to mate, were able to pass on their genes to the progeny. Those were the strongest crows of that generation. And now we have a super-adaptible, supremely alert race that probably has eyes on the back of their head, and can digest anything - from rubber bands to gutkha wrappers!

There's a utility balcony in the house, where kitchen garbage is temporarily stored. Even though its put in a container with a lid, and the balcony has an iron grill all around, crows will sometimes slip in and overturn the container. That is a daily battle with them, and often they have to be bribed with food to keep them distracted. Naturally, a lot of caw-cawing takes place in that balcony, and they are in friendly terms with the person who most frequently visits the adjoining kitchen. 'Friendly term' means they will allow this person to stand in the balcony, while they are sitting on the parapet, half-perched on its edge and ready to fly away. Once food has been placed there, they will cautiously wait until the person has left, before slipping inside the grill. 

Even that maneuver is not as simple as it reads. In the lane adjoining  the house, electric and telephone wires run level with  the first floor balcony. Crow guards are posted there, since they work as a community to hunt/procure food.  The slightest hint that someone is returning, and a terrible caw-cawing ensues from the guard-post!

Obviously, I have great difficulty getting to take their pictures in that balcony. On the terrace however, they are in the open, and in the range of my tele-zoom. They don't like anyone on the terrace, which they consider their private fiefdom, and make a whole lot of racket whenever I'm up there with the camera. They will sit on the cornices, parapets and water-tanks of adjoining buildings, and raise a mighty din. Some will hurriedly fly, criss-crossing over my head, as if to scare me - 'go away, we don't like you', seems to be the definitive message. 

The picture below is a shot from one such session, when they were (hyper-)actively warning the entire birdie world that one of those destructive 2-legged creatures has just dared to invade their terrace-territory. And that, 'it' was carrying a suspicious, shiny object, which could well be a weapon

I don't blame them, or their lack of trust for homo-sapiens, and I'm thankful that they are such super-survivalists. After rapid urbanization in the city, when many waterbodies were mercilessly filled up, numerous trees uprooted, grassy fields overlaid with concrete to pave the way for human 'nests' - the birds had all but vanished for a while. The once ubiquitous sparrows, the flocks of parrots, the white cranes, the kingfishers all seem to have left the neighborhood. So did the eagles, which used to soar high above in the skies of my childhood. But the crows stayed back, surviving on scraps left by human usage. Even building nests on lamp-posts, twisting iron wires into nest-shape!

Now, a super-breed appears to have evolved, who are ready for any challenge thrown at them by the 2-leggeds. I'm happy to note that even the sparrows have returned (although I'm not sure for how long, once the remaining greenery vanishes around us). But for now, the sparrows, super-agile, super-suspicious, are thriving too. Perhaps this is nature's way of fighting back :)

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https://plus.google.com/101725211189324155004 mdfrancois bo͝ok′märk′s : FCC Chair Now Has Two Chances To Overturn Bans On Municipal Broadband – Consumerist http://buff.ly/1mNhl7l...
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https://plus.google.com/101714089999862064840 BVUNZAMUTUPO NEWS : MEC Shongwe sends condolences to the families of nine R40 accident victims MEC Shongwe sends condolences...
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MEC Shongwe sends condolences to the families of nine R40 accident victims
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https://plus.google.com/116680098836079724064 G.Waleed Kavalec : The 28th Amendment to overturn Citizens United and secure equal voting and participation for all Americans...
The 28th Amendment to overturn Citizens United and secure equal voting and participation for all Americans is picking up steam in Congress. The Senate will hold a floor vote this fall on an amendment resolution that already has 48 co-sponsors. More than 100 members of the House introduced a similar resolution on July 15, 2014. This did not begin in Congress, though, nor was the amendment hatched up as a partisan talking point at election time. Instead, Congress began to act only after millions of Americans – Republicans, Democrats and independents – said enough is enough.

Over the last four years, in hundreds of cities and towns, and 16 states, Americans have come together to propose and pass 28th Amendment resolutions by overwhelming, cross-partisan margins. In Montana, for example, on the day in November 2012 that President Obama lost the state by 10 percentage points, 75 percent of Montana voters approved a 28th Amendment ballot initiative.

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https://plus.google.com/114467530854683721985 Free UTOPIA! : Multiple cities want the FCC to overturn muni broadband bans in their states. http://ow.ly/zyIaF
Multiple cities want the FCC to overturn muni broadband bans in their states. http://ow.ly/zyIaF
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https://plus.google.com/115654160414327824330 Jay Maynard : The language in Obamacare that limits subsidies to state-run exchanges was not a typo, no matter how...
The language in Obamacare that limits subsidies to state-run exchanges was not a typo, no matter how loudly the Democrats are claiming it was. It was a calculated, deliberate decision, and the IRS was explicitly ordered by the Obama administration to ignore the plain text.

The DC Circuit got it right, for now...until more Obama appointees, railroaded into their lifetime judgeships with the connivance of that partisan hack Harry Reid, overturn the decision and say the law doesn't mean what its plain, unambiguous language says.

Obamacare delenda est.
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https://plus.google.com/101875998493251463525 Catherine A. Montgomery : Bid to Overturn San Jose MMJ Regs Falls Short http://mmjbusinessdaily.com/bid-to-overturn-san-jose-mmj...
Bid to Overturn San Jose MMJ Regs Falls Short http://mmjbusinessdaily.com/bid-to-overturn-san-jose-mmj-regs-falls-short/ … 
Bid to Overturn San Jose MMJ Regs Falls Short : Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneursMarijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs » Bid to Overturn San Jose MMJ Regs Falls Short
A last-ditch effort to block restrictive regulations on medical cannabis businesses in San Jose, California, has come up short. Advocates failed to get the required number of signatures for a proposed ballot measure seeking to overturn the rules, which severely restrict where dispensaries can ...
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https://plus.google.com/107837910607923723053 The Gay Report : Florida appeals court refuses to overturn gay marriage stay... Florida appeals court refuses to overturn...
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https://plus.google.com/101083456815352083930 Dave Hill : Because it's all about local control, right? Except where money gets involved.  The State of Colorado...
Because it's all about local control, right?

Except where money gets involved.  The State of Colorado and the oil industry successfully sued to overturn the city of Longmont's attempt to ban fracking or the storage and disposal of fracking waste within the city limits.  Only the state gets to do that -- which it is declining to do.

'"While the Court appreciates the Longmont citizens' sincerely-held beliefs about risks to their health and safety," the judge wrote, while granting summary judgment in the case. "The Court does not find this is sufficient to completely devalue the State's interest."'

Because the state's interest in being oil company-friendly is apparently valued over a city's citizenry's "sincerely-held beliefs about risks to their health and safety."

Interestingly enough, there are a couple of ballot proposals being worked to actually give cities just this ability. This would seem likely to boost such efforts.
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https://plus.google.com/105507638562785471734 Retail Concepts : July 24 (Reuters) – A Chicago federal judge has refused to overturn the conviction of Eric Bloom, the...
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https://plus.google.com/104547203778895379457 House of Japan : Top court gives 1st ruling to overturn lay judge decision - The Supreme Court overturned on Thursday...
Top court gives 1st ruling to overturn lay judge decision - The Supreme Court overturned on Thursday an earlier lower court ruling by lay judges in Japan that sentenced parents accused of abusing and killing their daughter in 2010 to a harsher punishment than demanded by prosecutors. http://ow.ly/2KFBhY
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https://plus.google.com/116270336881518939852 CSSDragonlord : Scientists discover what’s killing the bees and it’s worse than you thought  - http://goo.gl/u24gkY ...
Scientists discover what’s killing the bees and it’s worse than you thought  - http://goo.gl/u24gkY
Wow. Bayer has just sued the European Commission to overturn a ban on the pesticides that are killing millions of bees around the world. A huge public push won this landmark ban only months ago -- and we can't sit back and let Big Pesticide overturn it while the bees vanish.

Bayer and Syngenta, two of the world's largest chemical corporations, claim that the ban is "unjustified" and "disproportionate." But clear scientific evidence shows their products are behind the massive bee die-off that puts our entire food chain in peril. 

Just last month, 37 million bees were discovered dead on a single Canadian farm. And unless we act now, the bees will keep dying. We have to show Bayer now that we won't tolerate it putting its profits ahead of our planet's health. If this giant corporation manages to bully Europe into submission, it would spell disaster for the bees.

Sign the petition to tell Bayer and Syngenta to drop their bee-killing lawsuits now. 

The dangerous chemical Bayer makes is a neonicotinoid, or neonic. Neonics are soaked into seeds, spreading through the plant and killing insects stopping by for a snack. These pesticides can easily be replaced by other chemicals which don’t have such a devastating effect on the food chain. But companies like Bayer and Syngenta make a fortune from selling neonics -- so they’ll do everything they can to protect their profits. 

The EU banned these bee-killers this past May, after a massive public campaign and a clear scientific finding from the European Food Safety Authority that neonics pose huge risks to bee populations. Bayer fought against the ban every step of the way, using tactics taken from Big Tobacco -- pouring millions into lobbying and fake science to stop decision-makers from taking action. 

Now, we have to defend this landmark ban for the bees, and our food supply. Sign the petition now to tell Bayer and Syngenta to drop their aggressive lawsuits!

We have to stand up for the European ban now, from Europe and from around the world. The current ban only lasts for two years before it's up for review, and Bayer is now determined to stop it before it even comes into force in December 2013. If it is allowed to intimidate the European authorities with impunity, then the pressure to overturn the ban will be huge. This will be a massive victory for the poison industry, and a devastating loss for the bees, and all of us. It will make every environmental regulation more difficult, because companies that can't win on the facts can use their enormous profits to fund expensive, baseless lawsuits.

Bayer is an enormous company with a ton of public-facing brands. Neonics are a big part of its bottom line, but it can't afford poor publicity on a global scale. And if word gets out that Bayer is wrecking our ecosystem and threatening a creature responsible for pollinating a third of all our crops, the company will have to back down.

SumOfUs staff and members have literally just gotten of the plane from a convention in Chicago where we took the fight for a ban in the US right to the industry itself -- so we know how important it is to hold the line. 

Sign the petition to tell Bayer and Syngenta to drop their bee-killing lawsuits now. Let's build on this landmark victory and take the bee-killing pesticide ban global.

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https://plus.google.com/109004402108220700918 Binary Options : U.S. judge won't overturn convictions of five ex-Madoff employees http://ow.ly/2KFjet
U.S. judge won't overturn convictions of five ex-Madoff employees http://ow.ly/2KFjet
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https://plus.google.com/113168205308126928141 coltraine9 : This was perhaps the greatest show of AIPAC power ever. Not only did it successfully overturn a U.S...
This was perhaps the greatest show of AIPAC power ever. Not only did it successfully overturn a U.S. government order designed to protect American lives, it did so weeks after the Malaysian disaster showed what the risks of flying over war zones are. It openly chose Israel's political desires over the safety of Americans. 

UPDATE: FAA Capitulates To AIPAC Demand That US Planes Fly
A mere few hours after AIPAC demanded that the FAA back down and let the planes fly, it did. Check it out. So what changed? Are the air lanes over Tel Aviv any safer than before? Nope, nothing changed. Israel is a still war zone. But the lobby demanded that the planes fly, unleashing its wholly ...
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https://plus.google.com/102763897535381923344 Steven Hess : That you'd have to go to the FCC who might overturn this shows you are not living in a free country...
That you'd have to go to the FCC who might overturn this shows you are not living in a free country. These kinds of regulations do not serve the public interest. 
Wake the hell up. You are not free and you don't have liberty. That is reserved for the government and corporations. Flesh and blood humans have no rights or any representation in government. 
FCC gets its chance to overturn state limits on broadband competition
Tennessee utility wants to serve people who can't get minimum broadband speeds.
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