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   "What are you??" "I'm...hang on a sec...*rolls up hundred dollar bill* SNORT...oh yeah that's the stuff...I'm BATMAN"

03 Dec 2012 01:48 PM   |   16080 clicks   |   Toronto Star
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Apos     
Great headline, subby!

03 Dec 2012 10:42 AM
Fark Reddit or bust     
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!

03 Dec 2012 01:54 PM
Pinner     
And so it begins.

03 Dec 2012 01:55 PM
DaMoGan     
Given the headline, not the sort of story I was expecting. Good jerb subby.

03 Dec 2012 01:56 PM
Smoky Dragon Dish    [TotalFark]  
I didn't think coke gave you the munchies... or man-boobs...


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03 Dec 2012 01:57 PM
Snapper Carr     
I'm the

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03 Dec 2012 01:58 PM
ruinevil     
So.... the Batman is a Starcraft Marine?

03 Dec 2012 02:00 PM
ArkPanda     
White nose syndrome sucks.

Not much else we can really say about it.

03 Dec 2012 02:06 PM
Tax Boy     
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Fortunately Austin bats live south enough that they won't catch it

/hooray bats!
//boo mosquitoes

03 Dec 2012 02:20 PM
LegacyDL     
Anyone else reading what subby wrote and expected a story in regards to bath salts/white bull?

03 Dec 2012 02:27 PM
FatherDale     
Damn, subby.

03 Dec 2012 02:30 PM
dabbletech     
What a bat with white nose disease might look like
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03 Dec 2012 02:34 PM
eagle5953     
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Obscure?

03 Dec 2012 02:36 PM
Apos     

dabbletech: What a bat with white nose disease might look like
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03 Dec 2012 02:40 PM
404 page not found     
HOTY

03 Dec 2012 02:43 PM
SDRR     
Nice job subby.

/have you been spying on me?

03 Dec 2012 02:45 PM
micah1701     
Q: What did batman say to robin before they got into the batmobile?


A: Get in the batmobile.

03 Dec 2012 02:45 PM
GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve     
Definite HOTY

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

/poor bats

03 Dec 2012 03:01 PM
faeriefay     

GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: Definite HOTY

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

/poor bats


/sadness indeed

03 Dec 2012 03:10 PM
CruJones     
Cocaine is awesome. Except when it wears off.

03 Dec 2012 03:19 PM
unregenerate     

faeriefay: GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: Definite HOTY

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

/poor bats

/sadness indeed


/frowny nods

03 Dec 2012 03:33 PM
Jon iz teh kewl     

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


meth is way better anyways

03 Dec 2012 03:44 PM
Rude Turnip     
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.

03 Dec 2012 03:55 PM
MasterThief     

03 Dec 2012 04:04 PM
Seacrest     
Link

really?

Seacrest out

03 Dec 2012 04:22 PM
Seacrest     
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me fail

Seacrest out

03 Dec 2012 04:23 PM
Mega Steve     
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Not relevant. Just makes me laugh

03 Dec 2012 04:51 PM
Carolus99     
What I first thought reading the headline

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03 Dec 2012 04:52 PM
Gyrfalcon     
Probably has nothing to do with unusually warmer conditions favoring fungal growth in northern latitudes.

03 Dec 2012 05:00 PM
flamingboar     
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.

03 Dec 2012 05:33 PM
upndn     
Were the bats corked?

dnrtfa

03 Dec 2012 05:40 PM
Red_Fox     
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.

03 Dec 2012 05:59 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

03 Dec 2012 06:02 PM
KrispyKritter     

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.

03 Dec 2012 06:05 PM
Trid_Kicker     
Bat's a shame.

03 Dec 2012 06:07 PM
phunkey_monkey     
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.

03 Dec 2012 06:13 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

03 Dec 2012 06:48 PM
thumbs1767     

Snapper Carr: I'm the

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Well played sir.........well played.

03 Dec 2012 07:32 PM
GORDON     
Any way we can link "White Nose Disease" to global warming?

03 Dec 2012 07:52 PM
Jon iz teh kewl     

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


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03 Dec 2012 07:54 PM
phunkey_monkey     

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.

03 Dec 2012 08:33 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?

03 Dec 2012 08:45 PM
odisae     

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.

03 Dec 2012 11:26 PM
Abacus9     
Approves

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04 Dec 2012 02:58 AM
Abacus9     

Abacus9: Approves

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

04 Dec 2012 02:59 AM
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