March 20, 2019

Wolves: Those Who Have and Those Who Have Not

It would appear that people are blind when they want to be. Here are two distinct differences between how people who don’t have to live with wolves and romanticize about them and those that have, for centuries, lived with and dealt with wolves.

Some in Scotland want to have wolves “reintroduced” saying wolves are, “gentle and very loyal creatures.” And that, “I think getting wolves back into the wild cannot harm anyone.”

In Russia, where people have, for centuries, learned of the reality of living with wolves and have come to understand that the ONLY way to deal with the animal is through strict controls – meaning a killing of thousands of them when conditions dictate.

RT.com has an article and a video showing the problems Russia is facing with wolves and the call for killing about 3,500 wolves, as well as rewards being offered for help in getting the job done.

Like Scotland, here in America, the romanticists think we should cuddle up with the nasty, disease infested killers, much because neither place has much history, or any that wants to be remembered, in living with wolves. And yet we refuse to take a lesson from places like Russia to see the realities of wolves.

Willful blindness.

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Is Snowden Really Negotiating For Return to U.S.?

Edward Snowden may finally stand trial as Russian lawyer for the NSA leaker reveals they are working with the United States on his return home

* Edward Snowden may finally return home to the United States it was revealed on Tuesday
* Snowden’s Russian lawyer Anatoly Kucherena said they were working out a way to solve the issue of his extradition with the United States
* Snowden has been charged with theft of government property and two counts of violating the 1917 Espionage Act for leaking classified documents
* This comes one week after the documentary about Snowden leaking this information, Citizenfour, won the Oscar for Best Documentary
* Snowden has said that he will return home if he is given a fair trial by the United States government
* He recently said his biggest regret through this all is that he did not come forward with these leaks sooner<<<Read More>>>

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Fur Market Tanking

Five years ago, its pelt would have fetched $50. These days, it will likely yield half that.
Economic forces including market slowdowns in big fur-buying countries like Russia, China and South Korea, as well as a continuing trend toward distaste for fur as a result of animal welfare concerns, make Cogill among a dwindling number of trappers catching fur-bearing beasts in the wild.<<<Read More>>>

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Rapid Increase in Grey Wolf Populations Due to End of Population Control

Abstract
Anecdotal evidence suggests that socioeconomic shocks strongly affect wildlife populations, but quantitative evidence is sparse. The collapse of socialism in Russia in 1991 caused a major socioeconomic shock, including a sharp increase in poverty. We analyzed population trends of 8 large mammals in Russia from 1981 to 2010 (i.e., before and after the collapse). We hypothesized that the collapse would first cause population declines, primarily due to overexploitation, and then population increases due to adaptation of wildlife to new environments following the collapse. The long-term Database of the Russian Federal Agency of Game Mammal Monitoring, consisting of up to 50,000 transects that are monitored annually, provided an exceptional data set for investigating these population trends. Three species showed strong declines in population growth rates in the decade following the collapse, while grey wolf (Canis lupus) increased by more than 150%. After 2000 some trends reversed. For example, roe deer (Capreolus spp.) abundance in 2010 was the highest of any period in our study. Likely reasons for the population declines in the 1990s include poaching and the erosion of wildlife protection enforcement. The rapid increase of the grey wolf populations is likely due to the cessation of governmental population control.(emphasis added) In general, the widespread declines in wildlife populations after the collapse of the Soviet Union highlight the magnitude of the effects that socioeconomic shocks can have on wildlife populations and the possible need for special conservation efforts during such times.<<<Read More>>>

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Obama Working With Kissinger on Russia

“In a separate attempt at outreach, the White House turned to an old friend of Putin’s for help. The White House called on former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger to discuss having him call Putin directly, according to two officials. It’s unclear whether Kissinger actually made the call.”<<<Read More>>>

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Sakha Republic of Russia To Cull 3,000 Wolves

Due to an overwhelming slaughter of over 16,000 reindeer, officials in the Russian Sakha Republic are paying handsome bounties, as much as $33,000 to the top hunters, to remove 3,000 wolves, reducing the estimated population to around 500 animals.

More information on this, with a link to a source article, can be found at the Wolf Education International website.

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Obama Has Lost His Mind….If He Ever Had One

“Obama seriously needs to be impeached. Just when you thought it couldn’t possibly get worse – it just did! He has attempted to block Russia from the world economy as a whole removing them from the SWIFT system entirely! He is totally insane and this would warrant World War III and quite frankly one could not blame Russia. Someone has to do something about Obama. He has gone too far and his conspirator Christine LaGarde has been threatening all tax havens that they will be removed from the SWIFT system if they do not give up all foreign accounts.”<<<Read More>>>

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Who are wolf hunters in Yakutia, Russia’s Siberia?

As you might remember, in the early January of 2013, the President of Russia’s Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Yegor Borisov announced the state of emergency in the Siberian region with regard to the increased number of wolves. He ordered the goverment to take measures and decrease the populatation at amount of 3000 wolves in the following year.

Since that moment, I have started receiving many questions and even international calls about wolves in Yakutia from varies people, news agencies, TV production companies and documentalists, who wished to come and make a film.

Further, find answers to questions describing who wolf hunters are and why they hunt wolves.<<<Read More>>>

Related: Hundreds of wolves shot in east Siberia during hunting season

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Two Ukranian Fighter Jets Shot Down Near Malaysian Airline Shooting Down

“Pro-Russian rebels shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets on Wednesday, not far from where a Malaysian airliner was brought down last week in eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 passengers on board.”<<<Read More>>>

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“HAARP”ing on Serbia

Many of my contacts in Serbia have spoken of whispered accusations that the unprecedented flooding and unusual weather patterns in the last few years have something to do with the US’ HAARP system. According to one website: “A Serbian journalist was advised not to write about a HAARP installation near Belgrade. After series of texts regarding HAARP antenna system near Barajevo (Belgrade municipality) and application of this ELF system in Serbia the journalist of newspaper Pravda has received a phone call on Monday evening around 10PM from unlisted phone number. The voice on other side of the line gave the journalist a “friendly advice” to stop writing on HAARP.”<<<Read More>>>

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